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Regional aeromagnetic anomalies in Ellsworth Land: Crustal structure and Mesozoic microplate boundaries within West Antarctica

first_imgThe structural relationship between West Antarctic crustal blocks has remained uncertain due to a lack of information concerning sub‐ice crustal structure. A regional aeromagnetic reconnaissance of Ellsworth Land between 72 and 80°S and 65 and 100°W, completed as part of an integrated geophysical and geological investigation, provides the opportunity to study the ice‐covered area where several continental crustal blocks meet: Antarctic Peninsula, Thurston Island, Ellsworth‐Whitmore mountains and Haag Nunataks. The anomaly map is dominated by two major positive magnetic areas. Firstly, the Pacific Margin Anomaly (PMA) continues as a coastline‐parallel feature 100 km wide through Antarctic Peninsula and Thurston Island. The broad curvilinear anomaly with magnetic maxima of 200–600 nT is related to a mafic batholith and related intrusions and structures of the Pacific margin, mostly of Mesozoic age. Second, a zone of high intensity anomalies (200–1000 nT) of variable wavelengths (20–150 km) define an extensive area of highly magnetic Precambrian basement which is exposed at Haag Nunataks but is for the most part buried beneath ice and non‐magnetic cover. The geophysical data suggest that some of the crustal blocks have common structural features, their boundaries are more complex than originally thought and aeromagnetic provinces do not entirely correspond to the topographically defined boundaries of the crustal blocks. The Antarctic Peninsula and Thurston Island blocks are thought to have remained juxtaposed since the emplacement of the intrusive body related to the PMA. The Haag Nunataks Precambrian basement probably extends beneath the south and west margins of the Weddell Sea embayment and beneath the Ellsworth Mountains. The origin of long wavelength lineations beneath the Weddell Sea embayment is speculative. If they are related to Haag Nunataks Precambrian basement then the data offer insight into the trend of the Palaeozoic Ellsworth Mountain fold belt and support rotation models. Alternatively, if the anomalies are imaging break‐up related rifting trends, the lineations may provide extension and movement directions.last_img read more

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EU extends Mediterranean migrant mission to 2018

first_img View post tag: Op Sophia Authorities The European Union migrant-rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea has been extended and will now run until December 31, 2018.EU leaders reached the agreement on July 25 after Italy curbed its protest against how the migrant crisis was being handled by other member states.The extension was expected to be agreed upon last Monday but Italy, discontent with other EU member states’ efforts on the migrant issue, blocked the extension of the mission in Brussels. Italy has welcomed close to 100,000 migrants to its ports this year. Italian media reports even said the country was considering issuing “temporary visas” to the migrants which would allow up to 200,000 migrants to head north to other EU countries.Announcing the renewal, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said: “Two years ago, the European Union’s member states decided unanimously to tackle together one of the most despicable crimes of our times – the trafficking of human beings – by establishing EUNAVFOR Med – Operation Sophia. Many suspected smugglers have been apprehended and many lives saved in the Mediterranean Sea, and since last year our women and men serving under the European flag have been also training the Libyan Coastguard and enforcing the arms embargo on the high seas off the coasts of Libya.”The 28 EU Member States also amended the mandate of the operation to set up a mechanism monitoring the training of the Libyan Coastguard; conduct new surveillance activities and gather information on illegal trafficking of oil exports from Libya; and enhance the sharing information on human trafficking with member states’ law enforcement agencies, FRONTEX and EUROPOL.“As a matter of priority, we will start in the coming days the revision of the operational plan in order to include the new tasks, such as the mechanism for monitoring the Libyan Coastguard and Navy activities post training, and to strengthen the effectiveness of the mission and the shared responsibility among member states”, said the High Representative. Share this article July 26, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today EU extends Mediterranean migrant mission to 2018 View post tag: Mediterranean Sea EU extends Mediterranean migrant mission to 2018 View post tag: EUNAVFORlast_img read more

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EPA Gives Update on Jacobsville Superfund Site in Evansville

first_imgOfficials from the EPA are in Evansville to let people know what’s going on with the Jacobsville Superfund site. Soil samples have shown many properties in the Jacobsville area are contaminated with lead.Residents had an opportunity to meet with officials and ask questions about the soil sampling and cleanup process. EPA officials say about 2,000 properties have been cleaned up with just as many to go.It is a priority with it being one of the most contaminated sites in the country.Jabcobsville resident Teresa Lutz says, “My mother likes to garden so that’s a concern there whether or not she is getting contaminated when she is out there. I have kids that are almost grown now but one day I might have grandchildren playing in that yard. And lead poisoning is forever. Once you have been exposed it affects you for the rest of your life.”Lutz says years ago her daughter tested positive for lead poisoning. The EPA designated Jacobsville as a Superfund site in 2004.The cleanup is expected to last until 2020.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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NOWAK, BOZENA DANUTA (nee: Stuzynski)

first_img52, passed away on January 17, 2017 at home. Bozena was born in Szczecin, Poland, and has resided in Bayonne most of her life. She was a Manager for Price Tag store in Bayonne for 20 years, and later went to work for Benny’s Laundromat in Bayonne. Daughter of the late Zdzislawa (Nee: Czekalska) and Szymon Stuzynski. Mother of Weronika Nowak. Friend of Edward A. Folger III. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home 984 Avenue C.last_img

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Taste of Weehawken is May 2 Event at Food Court will…

first_imgThe Annual Taste of Weehawken returns to the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor on Tuesday, May 2 to raise funds for the library for the 17th year. “The Taste is definitely a town-wide tradition,” added Leona Nersesian, president of the library Board of Trustees. “Everyone looks forward to the Taste!”Nersesian also encourages those planning to attend to purchase tickets early this year.“Once tickets go on sale in April, we urge patrons to purchase them right away; we’ve been fortunate to have near capacity crowds for the last two years and certainly don’t want to have to turn anyone away from this amazing event.”Beyond the food from a variety of high profile restaurants in the area, the Taste also offers an amazing selection of wines, craft beers, and after dinner cocktails for tasting, hosted by long-time Taste sponsor Giannone Wines & Liquor Company.Tickets for The Taste are $60, and that includes Preview Hour (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) or $40 for General Admission (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and will be available for purchase at the end of March. Visit http://www.weehawken-nj.us/library.html for updated information and ticket sales.If you are a restaurateur or other food business owner and would like to participate in this year’s Taste, please call the library at (201) 863-7823. ×The Annual Taste of Weehawken returns to the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor on Tuesday, May 2 to raise funds for the library for the 17th year.center_img The Annual Taste of Weehawken returns to the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor on Tuesday, May 2 for the 17th year. The popular culinary event is a fundraiser for the Weehawken Library.Throughout the years, money raised at the Taste has been used to enhance many library programs, such as art exhibits, guest lectures, and special events, and to underwrite the cost of additional children’s programming and the acquisition of new technologies for all patrons.“Everywhere I go in town, people rave about our public library,” said Mayor Richard Turner. “The Taste is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come out to show their support for this wonderful institution; allowing the library to continue its diverse programs and activities for patrons of all ages.” The whole gets involvedlast_img read more

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Ocean City Swears in Police Chief Prettyman

first_imgPolice Chief Jay Prettyman is sworn in with his wife, Tiffany, at left, daughter, Chloe, holding the Bible, and father, John N. Prettyman, as Judge Richard Russell conducts the ceremony. By Maddy VitaleOcean City Police Chief Jay Prettyman stood at the podium Wednesday night after being sworn in to officially assume his duties as the top law enforcement officer in the city.He made one thing clear.He will lead his department, and he will do it well. But the credit should go to the dedicated men and women he works with who make the department strong, he stressed.“This is not about me,” Prettyman, 48, said during the ceremony at the Ocean City Tabernacle. “I am more of a kingmaker, than a king.”He credited his predecessor, retired Police Chief Chad Callahan, for guidance along the way in a career that began in the department 25 years ago.“I had the good fortune of working side by side with him as my boss. He has helped me,” Prettyman said.When it came to the officers in the department, he said, “You guys work hard every day. I appreciate that.”Chief Jay Prettyman watches as his father, John N. Prettyman, places a pin on his lapel.During the ceremony, performed by Judge Richard Russell, Prettyman’s wife, Tiffany, stood by his side, as their daughter, Chloe, 16, held the Bible. Also on stage was the chief’s father, John N. Prettyman, a retired deputy chief from Voorhees Township, Camden County.Prettyman said throughout his career, from the many assignments, to erratic schedule and long hours, his wife has always been supportive.He recalled how the two met while working at a restaurant in Ocean City over the summers. She went on to become a history teacher, he went into the police academy.“She has given me the time and flexibility to get to where I am today, so I thank her for that,” Prettyman said.He pointed out that both Chloe and the couple’s other daughter, Phoebe, 20, who was away at college and could not attend the ceremony, have been understanding of their father’s job, which he admitted could be difficult for young people who live in a town where their father is a police officer.Police Chief Jay Prettyman says he is excited to be the new chief and is ready to work.Prettyman began his law enforcement career serving as a summer police officer in Ocean City in 1992 and 1993. He joined the department full time in 1995 and worked his way up the ranks.“We are making official what we already know,” City Business Administrator George Savastano told the audience of Prettyman’s qualifications and leadership abilities.Savastano, who spoke on behalf of Mayor Jay Gillian, who could not attend the ceremony following the death of his mother, called Prettyman a great man who is professional, compassionate and enthusiastic, a man who will lead the department well.Savastano then said that the men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line every day.Capt. Charlie Simonson hugs his son, Jonathan, a new police officer, moments after the swearing in.In addition to Prettyman were the promotions of captains, lieutenants, sergeants and 10 new hires. For all of the ceremonies, performed by Judge Russell, families and friends filled the stage.The two new captains are Capt. Bill Campbell and Capt. Charlie Simonson.Simonson, who has worked in the department for 32 years, commented after the ceremony that he feels great about the department.“I am fortunate to be a member of a good team. It is the best team and it is a wonderful experience,” Simonson said.Four lieutenants were also elevated to their new posts. They are Clinton Helphenstine, Brian Hopely, David Rowland and Robert Reichanek.Lt. Brian Hopely and his wife, Danielle, hug after he is sworn in, while their three daughters hold the Bible.Also sworn in were five sergeants. They are William Lick, Anthony Fearnhead, Patrick Walsh, Peter Kardas and John Vogt.Simonson’s son, Jonathan Simonson, was sworn in as a new officer in the department and joined his father, brother, Edward, and mother, Jacqueline Simonson, on stage during the ceremony.In addition to Jonathan Simonson, new officers are as follows: Michael Hinsley, Jacob Johnson, Neal Cullen, Steven Schmidt, Jenna Cuomo, Clayton Harper, Randall Clark, James Crowley and Benjamin Bethea.Swearing in of lieutenants.Sergeants swearing in ceremony.last_img read more

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Press release: New measures to back British shale gas exploration

first_imgThe package includes: Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: Read the Written Ministerial Statement. Streamlining and improving the regulation process for shale applications to ensure decisions are made in a timely way and developers and local authorities are supported through the process. This will include setting up a Shale Environmental Regulator and new Planning Brokerage Service which would focus exclusively on the planning process and will have no role in the consideration or determination of planning applications. The service will not comment on the merits of a case and will also have no role in the appeals process. Launching a new £1.6 million shale support fund over the next 2 years to build capacity and capability in local authorities dealing with shale applications Holding a consultation on the principle of whether the early stages of shale exploration should be treated as permitted development, and in particular on the circumstances in which this might be appropriate Consulting on the criteria required to trigger the inclusion of shale production projects into the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regimecenter_img British shale gas has the potential to help lower bills and increase the security of the UK’s energy supply while creating high quality jobs in a cutting-edge sector. This package of measures delivers on our manifesto promise to support shale and it will ensure exploration happens in the most environmentally responsible way while making it easier for companies and local communities to work together. A new package of measures to deliver on the government’s manifesto pledge to continue supporting the development of British shale gas was announced today (Thursday 17 May) as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire.last_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Land swap could allow pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail

first_imgLand swap could allow pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail Colley closed a more than 4-minute gap to reach the second place finish, crossing the finish line just 17 seconds after the winner of the race. Grandma’s Marathon is held each year in Duluth, Minnesota. Dominic Ondoro set the course record in 2014 with a time of 2:09:06.  Experts agree that climate change will impact the world, and even the regions of the United States, in different ways. While some areas of the planet may see increased rainfall others will experience more frequent drought, for example. That scenario is playing out right now in Chennai, India, a city of over 10 million people. Satellite images of the rain-fed reservoir, Lake Puzhal, that provides Chennai with water, shows a near-dry lake basin. Another, smaller reservoir, Chembarambakkam Lake, is also going dry. Is this the future? One of India’s biggest cities is running out of water WNC athlete finishes second at Grandma’s Marathon A land swap with the federal government could allow the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail. The U.S. Department of the Interior could allow the natural gas company to cross the Appalachian Trail at the top of Peters Mountain near the border of Virginia and West Virginia in exchange for land next to Jefferson National Forest owned by Mountain Valley. A runner who trains at ZAP Endurance, a non-profit training center for post-collegiate, Olympic hopefuls in Western North Carolina, came in second place at Grandma’s Marathon last Saturday. Andrew Colley finished the race with a personal best of 2:12:12 and set a new ZAP record, bettering the fastest marathon time recorded by a ZAP athlete by 1:01.  Before the plan goes through it would have to be approved by several federal agencies. The land swap would push the completion of the 303-mile pipeline to next year.  Chennai should be in the middle of monsoon-season right now. But the rains have not arrived and an extreme heat wave is exacerbating conditions. Instead, people stand in long lines for water and restaurants are forced to refuse customers. NPR reports that a man was killed in a fight over water. The government has sent water tankers to residential areas but some people in the hardest-hit areas have abandoned their homes and moved in with relatives. Climate change experts in India blame the crisis on “a toxic mix of bad governance and climate change.”last_img read more

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How the millennial generation could affect the economy over the next five years

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Laura ShinThis year, Millennials are expected to surpass Boomers as the largest living American generation, and soon, their effects on the economy will be felt in even greater measure, according a new Standard & Poor’s report released Wednesday.The report by Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor’s U.S. chief economist, noted that this generation, born from 1981 to 1997, numbers 80 million and that they spend an annual $600 billion. By 2020, they could account for $1.4 trillion in spending, or 30% of total retail sales.Surprisingly though, this generation has conservative spending habits similar to those of the Silent Generation, which grew up during and after the Great Generation. What distinguishes Millennials from other generations is the historic student loan debt that the generation carries, which in turn has meant that Millennials (and some of Gen X) have had less access to full-time jobs and wealth than previous cohorts.Bovine looked at what this generation might do over the next five years to see how they might affect the U.S. economy. If the economy continues to strengthen, as Standard & Poor’s projects, there’s potential that Millennials could start making big-ticket purchases that contribute to economic growth. On the other hand, their student loan debt could keep them from spending and not buying houses, costing the economy. continue reading »last_img read more

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