Jurassic high heat production granites associated with the Weddell Sea rift system, Antarctica.

first_imgThe distribution of heat flow in Antarctic continental crust is critical to understanding continental tectonics, ice sheet growth and subglacial hydrology. We identify a group of High Heat Production granites, intruded into upper crustal Palaeozoic metasedimentary sequences, which may contribute to locally high heat flow beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Four of the granite plutons are exposed above ice sheet level at Pagano Nunatak, Pirrit Hills, Nash Hills and Whitmore Mountains. A new Usingle bondPb zircon age from Pirrit Hills of 178.0 ± 3.5 Ma confirms earlier Rbsingle bondSr and Usingle bondPb dating and that the granites were emplaced approximately coincident with the first stage of Gondwana break-up and the developing Weddell rift, and ~ 5 m.y. after eruption of the Karoo-Ferrar large igneous province. Aerogeophysical data indicate that the plutons are distributed unevenly over 40,000 km2 with one intruded into the transtensional Pagano Shear Zone, while the others were emplaced within the more stable Ellsworth-Whitmore mountains continental block. The granites are weakly peraluminous A-types and have Th and U abundances up to 60.7 and 28.6 ppm respectively. Measured heat production of the granite samples is 2.96–9.06 μW/m3 (mean 5.35 W/m3), significantly higher than average upper continental crust and contemporaneous silicic rocks in the Antarctic Peninsula. Heat flow associated with the granite intrusions is predicted to be in the range 70–95 mW/m2 depending on the thickness of the high heat production granite layer and the regional heat flow value. Analysis of detrital zircon compositions and ages indicates that the high Th and U abundances are related to enrichment of the lower-mid crust that dates back to 200–299 Ma at the time of the formation of the Gondwanide fold belt and its post-orogenic collapse and extension.last_img read more

Seahawks land WR Metcalf, S Blair in 2nd round

first_imgApril 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Seahawks land WR Metcalf, S Blair in 2nd round But it was the move on offense that grabbed attention. Written by Carroll has always prized big wide receivers, even if they’ve been a fleeting commodity in Seattle. Metcalf may be the most physically gifted of any Seattle has tried to fit into its system in the past. General manager John Schneider shared the story of Metcalf walking into their meeting at the combine with his shirt off, and Carroll following suit. “That was the first time my phone had rang, so just to have a phone call was amazing. I’m just blessed to be part of the organization,” Metcalf said. “I had experience at both positions and I think that gave me great tools to use in the draft and make me more valuable to teams,” Barton said. Tags: D.K. Metcalf/Marquise Blair/NFL/NFL Draft/Seattle SEahawks/Utah Utes Football “Why’d you all wait this long?” Metcalf asked . Seattle’s two defensive picks on the second day both hailed from Utah and the defensive schemes of coach Kyle Whittingham. It wasn’t a joke. The Seahawks later tweeted the video . Metcalf was the second of Seattle’s three selections on the second day of the draft. Seattle started with a focus on defense by selecting Utah safety Marquise Blair. They closed the night by moving up four spots — yet another trade — and selecting Utah linebacker Cody Barton with the 88th overall selection. Barton played inside and outside linebacker at Utah and that versatility will be important as Seattle is mostly set with its starting linebacker group. Barton led Utah with 116 tackles his senior season. “I can be physical in the box and I can cover the back end,” Blair said. Metcalf’s acquisition could end up being even more important because of concerns about veteran Doug Baldwin. After a pair of offseason surgeries, the 30-year-old Baldwin is considering retirement, Carroll and Schneider said. Schneider said drafting Metcalf was not due to uncertainty about Baldwin. “My life has changed by people taking notice of what I’ve been able to do with my body, my numbers. It’s time for me to show the football player that I am,” Metcalf said. “We have not had that guy. D.K. has an opportunity to be that kind of player,” Carroll said. Metcalf was deemed a potential first- or early second-round pick because of his impressive pre-draft workouts. Metcalf is 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, but ran a 4.33 40-yard dash, did 27 reps in the bench press and had a 40 ½-inch vertical jump at the NFL combine. The eye-popping numbers made up for Metcalf’s mostly pedestrian numbers last season at Ole Miss and concerns about his limited route-running ability. He played in just seven games due to a neck injury and had 26 receptions and five touchdowns in his limited action. Blair represents the highest pick Seattle has used on a secondary player since selecting Earl Thomas No. 14 overall in the 2010 draft. And safety was a need after losing Thomas in free agency and both Tedric Thompson and Delano Hill showing potential at times but struggling with consistency. In drafting Blair, Seattle may have found the next version of former hard-hitting safety Kam Chancellor. At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Blair appears capable of playing either free or strong safety and his highlight tape is filled with big hits reminiscent of what Chancellor brought to Seattle. After all the trades, Seattle enters the final day of the draft with five picks. It was a fair question after Seattle used the final pick of the second-round Friday night to land the wide receiver the Seahawks needed — a player many had projected to be gone long before the No. 64 pick. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRENTON, Wash. (AP) — D.K. Metcalf was forced to endure a wait far longer than he expected as the wide receiver tumbled in the NFL draft. Emotional after finally coming off the board, Metcalf had the sense to ask one question of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Associated Press By the end of the night, Seattle had made its fourth trade of the draft and added three key defensive players over the first two days. Blair showed his versatility by playing in a variety of roles at Utah, splitting time at both safety positions. Blair was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection last season after recording 59 tackles and grabbing two interceptions.last_img read more

Garett named Professor of Broadcast Media

first_imgOxford has named Stephen Garrett as the News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media.Garrett, the TV and film producer best known for his work on ‘Hustle’ and ‘Life on Mars’, is also Executive Chairman, of Kudos Film & Television Ltd.He succeeds Paul Gambaccini in the role.Garrett will be lecturing in January and February on the subject of TV fiction, focusing on the relationship between commerce and culture. His first lecture is entitled ‘How to Grow a Creative Business According to the Laws of Chance’.Garrett commented, “The appointment is a huge honour, and above all a great tribute to Kudos’ work over the past few years, as well as to my colleagues on both sides of the camera who have made it all possible.”He will hold the position for the rest of the academic year.last_img read more

BREAKING: University claims information on in-person teaching delayed until after Easter holidays

first_imgThe University of Oxford has updated its guidance to suggest that information on in-person teaching will be delayed until after the Easter holidays at the earliest. The new guidance states: “Please remember that if you are on a non-practical or practice-based course, the Government will not issue guidance on your return for in-person teaching until after the Easter holidays.”“We realise it will be disappointing for you not to get more clarity at this stage. However, we are committed to reviewing these arrangements as soon as possible after we get more guidance from the Government, and we remain hopeful that a wider student return will be possible in Trinity term.”Ministers had previously promised to provide an update regarding a return to universities for all students by the end of the Easter holidays and with at least a week’s notice. Currently, only students on practical and priority courses have been allowed to return for in-person tuition, while previous exemptions which allowed for the return of individual students have remained in place.This comes after correspondence from Stephen Toope, the Cambridge Vice-Chancellor suggested that “It now appears unlikely that guidance concerning in-person teaching at universities will change before Monday 17 May, at the earliest.” In light of this, the University of Cambridge’s policy on returning students remains unchanged. He went on to say that “While we continue to believe that for many students studying at Cambridge will be the best and preferred option, we recognise that others (for example, international students and those with increased susceptibility to infectious diseases) may wish to remain elsewhere. We will continue to support them and ensure they can complete their studies remotely if they so choose.” The University of Oxford’s guidance also included information on the new symptom-free testing centres. Three will be opening in Oxford from the 12th of April, and the University is encouraging students and staff to get tested twice a week. Tests are also available through the government, but the University is encouraging students to “use the assisted testing centres wherever possible.”The Financial Times claimed that “Universities must remain closed to most students until at least mid-May,” and that easing of restrictions will not be possible until May 17th at the earliest. It suggests that the decision may have been made to reduce a spike in infections due to students moving across the country. However, it also reports that a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics estimated that around three-quarters of students are already living back at their term-time address.last_img read more

Tyler Childers Adds Headlining Spring Tour Dates

first_imgKentucky’s own Tyler Childers has added a batch of headlining tour dates in March and April of 2019, as the rising country star continues to hit the road hard in support of his recent studio release, Purgatory.Tyler Childers will open up the newly added run of shows with a two-night stand at Covington, KY’s Madison Theater (3/27 & 3/28), before stops at Peoria, IL’s Monarch Music Hall (3/30); and Bloomington, IN’s Bluebird Nightclub (3/31).Childers will then play a five-night run in Texas, with stops at Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s (4/5); Austin’s Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (4/6); Houston’s The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall (4/11); followed by a two-night stand at New Braunfels’s WhiteWater Amphitheater, as the youngster will open for country legend Willie Nelson.Childers will then head east with performances at Baton Rouge, LA’s Varsity Theatre (4/16); New Orleans, LA’s Civic Theatre (4/17); Mobile, AL’s Soul Kitchen (4/19); Columbia, SC’s The Senate (4/20); Charleston, SC’s Charleston Music Hall (4/24); Wilkesboro, NC’s Merlefest (4/26); and a tour closing show at Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (4/28).Tickets for Tyler Childers newly added dates go on sale this Friday, December 14th, at 10 a.m. local time here.For a full list of Tyler Childers upcoming tour dates and more information, head to his website.Tyler Childers Newly Added Tour Dates:March 27 – Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterMarch 28 – Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterMarch 30 – Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music HallMarch 31 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird NightclubApril 5 – Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’sApril 6 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek AmphitheaterApril 11 – Houston, TX @ The Lawn at White Oak Music HallApril 12 – New Braunfels, TX @ WhiteWater Amphitheater (opening for Willie Nelson)April 13 – New Braunfels, TX @ WhiteWater Amphitheater (opening for Willie Nelson)April 16 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity TheatreApril 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic TheatreApril 19 – Mobile, AL @ Soul KitchenApril 20 – Columbia, SC @ The SenateApril 24 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music HallApril 26 – Wilkesboro, NC @ MerleFestApril 28 – Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance CenterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Students foster awareness of illnesses

first_imgBagels, hot coffee and educational brochures about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) welcomed students filing into DeBartolo Hall on Monday morning. ND Fighting NTDs is raising awareness this week about diseases that plague undeveloped countries around the globe. Club president Emily Conron said these diseases do not receive enough attention because people are not educated about their severity. “When people watch the news, they hear about diseases like AIDS and malaria, not schistosomiasis, and so they think that NTDs are obscure,” Conron said. “Actually, NTDs affect more people than AIDS and malaria combined.” The most common NTDs include leprosy and trachoma, according to the World Health Organization. Approximately 1.4 billion people in developing countries suffer from these illnesses, which could easily be treated in a wealthier country like the United States. “All seven NTDs that we focus on can be treated with safe and effective drugs that already exist and which cost about 50 cents per person,” Conron said. Lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease that causes grotesque swelling of the limbs, has already infected more than 120 million people worldwide, Conron said. Treatment is limited in some of the areas that need it most. “The problem is getting these drugs to the people in need,” Conron said. The club’s work on campus is a reminder of the global mission to eliminate NTDs, Conron said, and Notre Dame students can advocate for change. “If the global community makes NTDs a priority, then there is no reason why we wouldn’t be able to eliminate them,” Conrod said. “NTDs are the equivalent of a best buy in global health.” ND Fighting NTDs is putting on a series of events and lectures this week to educate students about ways to fight NTDs. “Our goal is to try to get people talking about NTDs who might not have known or cared about them before,” Conron said. To raise awareness, Five Guys at Eddy Street Commons will donate 15 percent of Wednesday’s profits from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to NTD charities. Fundraisers around campus this week will include a dessert sale in the LaFortune Student Center on Thursday, a face-painting booth on Irish Green on Friday and a collection at all Masses on Sunday. “Donations are important, but outreach is key,” Conron said. “Contact your government representatives, advocate to pharmaceutical companies and spread the word however you can.” Conron said the club wants to engage the student body in new ways during NTD Awareness Week. “NTDs are an issue that we take very seriously,” Conron said, “But as college students, we recognize that in order for people our age to become fully invested in a cause, they need to be able to approach it in creative and unforeseen ways.”last_img read more

Tupac Shakur Musical Holler Delays First Preview

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 We’re going to have to wait a little longer to hear them! Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, which had been scheduled to begin performances May 29, will now start previews on June 2. The delay is to allow a longer tech schedule at Broadway’s Palace Theatre. The official opening remains set for June 19. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, the non-biographical story of Holler If Ya Hear Me focuses on two childhood friends living in a poverty-stricken Midwestern industrial city, struggling to realize their dreams. The production will feature songs from throughout the late rap icon’s career, including “California Love,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “Me Against the World” and, of course, the title song. Holler If Ya Hear Me Related Shows The production will star Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone and Dyllon Burnside. View Commentslast_img read more

Feeling distracted? Here’s how to persevere

first_img continue reading » As many of us work from home, we’re dealing with distractions we normally wouldn’t face when in the office. Of course, the office environment comes with its own set of interruptions – like catching up with coworkers or leaving your desk for meetings – that can delay us from completing our work. But, the coronavirus has posed a unique set of challenges for staying on task.Leadership guru John Maxwell has tips to help. His core piece of advice: Find traction. Pursue the things that make you feel fulfilled. Here are three main reasons for distraction and Maxwell’s recommendations to overcome them:Mind wandering? Set a focus. The adjustment of working from home can be burdensome. We might be working in the dining room with kids or pets running around, have a social media break that goes on too long, or be too eager to tackle the household chores surrounding us. To keep you focused on the work you need to accomplish, Maxwell recommends setting intentions. This is not only helpful for getting your work done, but it can also help you draw clear lines around “office” hours and “home” hours. As you settle at your computer, ask yourself these questions to guide your day. And when it’s time to sign off, reference this end-of-day checklist to ensure you can fully disengage from work and prepare for tomorrow. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Huawei aims to have 73 local Indonesian apps in AppGallery by March

first_imgTopics : Huawei plans on nearly doubling that number by aiming to have 73 top local apps that are most used by Huawei customers to be integrated with its AppGallery by March 2020, before the launch of its flagship phone, Huawei P40, Khing Seng said. To attract local app developers, Khing Seng noted that the company would offer cooperation to develop the products’ strategic operation and other barter incentives, which he did not elaborate on. “Huawei is specifically developing the AppGallery because we have to provide an ecosystem for our latest Huawei mobile phones,  which up until now the United States still [registers] on its Entity List, hence Google cannot work directly with Huawei,” the deputy country head said. China’s Huawei Technologies was added to the Entity List in May 2019, which resulted in American companies being banned from selling their technology products to Huawei. Read also: Huawei hit with new US charges of trade secrets theftThe maneuver was made as the US Department of Commerce believes that “Huawei is engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interest.” The ban was effectively implemented in August last year, therefore when the company launched its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro models in September 2019, the mobile devices no longer carried popular Google apps. Against the backdrop of global challenges, Huawei implemented measures to develop its own version of Google Play. Last year, the company invested US$16 billion in its research and development (R&D). In the previous year, Huawei was among the top five companies with the most financial investment in its R&D program, surpassing Apple and Intel, according to the 2018 European Union Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. Huawei’s AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and has more than 400 million monthly active users, sitting among the top three app stores worldwide, Huawei claims. (ydp) Huawei Consumer Business Group Indonesia country head Fisher Jiang said in a statement that that there were sizable Indonesian apps on its platform, ranging from banking to e-commerce, with more to come.Read also: Huawei in public test as it unveils sanction-hit phoneUsers can find local bank apps such as Permata Bank, BCA Mobile, Link Aja to homegrown e-commerce platforms such as Bli Bli, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, among others. “As of last January, there were already more than 40 apps. The apps that we have chosen are apps that are in line with Huawei’s customer profile, which is mid [to] high customers,” Huawei Indonesia Consumer Business Group deputy country head Lo Khing Seng told reporters at the virtual launch on Feb. 25. center_img Chinese tech giant Huawei is touring globally to get local app developers on board its very own app store, AppGallery, launched as an alternative to Google Play and Apple App Store. It aims to have 73 Indonesian apps by next month. The company had used US$1 billion for its “shining-star program”, a developer engagement program, to support the development of apps for Huawei’s marketplace, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu said.“We build strong relationships with local app developers to bring the best of local apps for local consumers, for every country,” Yu said during Huawei’s consumer business product and strategy virtual launch aired on Feb. 25 in Jakarta.last_img read more

Martin Keown highlights key battle ahead of FA Cup final and suggests match could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last for Arsenal

first_imgKeown won three FA Cups with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Keown believes Arsenal’s stunning team goal against Manchester City will give them ‘confidence’ heading into the final but has warned his former club about the dangers that come with such a high-risk approach against Chelsea’s press.‘Arsenal opened the scoring in their semi-final by beating Manchester City’s press and going from back to front,’ he added.‘The move consisted of 18 passes and involved 10 players before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted Nicolas Pepe’s cross. It was a great team goal — but a word of caution. ‘No Premier League team played a higher percentage of passes in their own half than Arsenal and that can be dangerous.Who will come out on top at Wembley?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results‘Liverpool like to win the ball back high up the pitch, then attack and Chelsea did that exceptionally well against Manchester United in their semi-final. ‘Frank Lampard will want a repeat against Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s players have to make good decisions when they have the ball — better than they’ve been making in the Premier League. ‘Only Norwich suffered more turnovers close to their own goal than Arsenal. That’s largely why my former club faced the fifth-highest number of shots in the league. But that opening goal against City can give them confidence.’ Comment Aubameyang is out of contract at Arsenal in 2021 (Picture: Getty)On Arsenal talisman Aubameyang, Keown said: ‘Dare I say today might be the last we see of Aubameyang in an Arsenal shirt? I hope not but it is possible. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The 31-year-old inside forward, who has yet to agree a contract extension, will take up his usual position on the left. ‘I have compared Aubameyang to Thierry Henry and that’s the biggest compliment I can give him — he’s the closest thing I’ve seen to my old team-mate. But what Henry also did was win us trophies.‘He was so driven and completely consumed by Arsenal that he dragged us to success. That’s what Aubameyang should want to do today. ‘He is entirely capable of it. He is a great goalscorer but has been a runner-up in the League Cup and Europa League with Arsenal and won’t want to make it a hat-trick.’Will this be Aubameyang’s last match for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ian Wright explains why Bukayo Saka should start on the bench for Arsenal against Chelsea in FA Cup finalMORE: Alexandre Lacazette explains Arsenal’s bitter motivation for Chelsea revenge in FA Cup final Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown highlights key battle ahead of FA Cup final and suggests match could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last for Arsenalcenter_img Giroud got the better of Lindelof in Chelsea’s semi-final (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal cannot allow that to happen today. Only City and Liverpool produced more crosses in the Premier League in 2019-20 so Luiz and Co need to make sure they boss any aerial situations. ‘Getting his head on the end of a cross was how Giroud opened the scoring against Arsenal in last year’s Europa League final.’ Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link839Shares FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/fa-cup-final-arsenal-preview-press-conference-2220808/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Central defender Luiz has come under intense scrutiny after a series of high-profile mistakes this season but the error-prone Brazilian is a shoo-in to start against a resurgent Giroud, who has scored seven goals in all competitions since the season restarted.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGiroud – who won three FA Cups during his time with Arsenal – produced an outstanding performance as Chelsea saw off Manchester United to reach the final and Keown feels keeping the Frenchman quiet will be key.‘Today will see Olivier Giroud against David Luiz — the former Arsenal striker against the former Chelsea defender,’ the ex-Arsenal defender said in his Daily Mail column.‘Giroud got the better of Victor Lindelof in the semi-final by getting in front of the United man to score from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.  Olivier Giroud has been on fire for Chelsea since the season restarted (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes this evening’s FA Cup final may be the last time we ever see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an Arsenal shirt and has picked out David Luiz’s aerial duel with Olivier Giroud as one of the key battles at Wembley.Both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard will view the much-anticipated all-London clash – a repeat of the 2017 final – as a golden opportunity to claim their first piece of silverware in management.Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea three years ago saw the north London club overtake Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition with 13 wins but Arteta’s men go into the match as underdogs. last_img read more

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