Fourier-transform Raman spectroscopic studies of chronological change in stromatolitic cores from Antarctic lake sediments

first_imgThe Fourier transform-Raman spectra of two lacustrine sediment cores from Antarctic sites are reported. The Lake Hoare specimens were predominantly calcium carbonate, quartz and β-carotene, with chlorophyll and calcium sulphate being noted as minor components. No evidence was found for iron (III) oxide or oxy-hydroxide bands. The Lake Nella specimens, in contrast, contain chlorophyll and quartz predominantly, but the absence of β-carotene is noteworthy. Here, the presence of haematite and a haematite–goethite mixture have been identified, with weaker features such as those of scytonemin, characteristic of cyanobacterial mats. The Raman spectra indicate that two different types of lake chemistry have been operating and several reasons are proposed for this.last_img read more

Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Cunningham/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after he got into an argument with a couple in Miami.The Miami-Herald reports Watson posted bond and was released from a Miami-Dade County Jail.According to police, Walton’s car was blocking the entrance to the parking garage at his condo building and an argument started when a couple in another car asked him to move his car.Walton became angry when a woman in the car began filming the incident and allegedly grabbed the phone from her.Both Walton and the woman suffered scratches following the incident, according the police.The 21-year old played at the University of Miami and was drafted in the fourth round by the Bengals last year.Walton appeared in just six games in his rookie season and rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img February 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miamilast_img read more

Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems

first_imgGeneral Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics.The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada.Vehicles provided under this contract will be personnel carrier variants of the LAV II family of vehicles with amphibious capability. Included in the contract is a complete logistics support package. Deliveries will commence by mid-2015.[mappress]Press Release, July 28, 2014; Image: GDLS Share this article July 28, 2014 View post tag: General Dynamics The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines. View post tag: Peruvian MoD Authorities View post tag: orders Back to overview,Home naval-today Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems center_img View post tag: LAVs View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems View post tag: Land Systems View post tag: americaslast_img read more

Vectren Continues Electric Network Upgrades To Support Downtown Evansville Revitalization

first_imgAs revitalization efforts continue in Evansville’s downtown, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – South (Vectren) is committed to supporting those efforts by increasing the reliability of its downtown electric network. Several projects are currently in progress to ensure Vectren’s infrastructure can support Evansville’s growing downtown.This year, crews will complete five grid modernization and expansion projects in downtown Evansville. Two of the projects consist of underground cable replacement, which will include replacing aging infrastructure and retrofitting existing manholes lids for added safety. Another two projects are to replace network transformers serving several downtown-area buildings.Finally, Vectren is currently constructing a new underground circuit on Second Street that will provide service to the Post House, a $40 million mixed-use development that will be located next to Bru Burger. The new circuit will eventually continue down Second Street to tie into another circuit and support upgrades being completed by Evansville Water and Sewer.“This is an exciting time for our community as businesses locate and/or expand in the heart of downtown Evansville,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-South. “This modernization work is part of our Smart Energy Future strategy and will ensure Evansville’s network is capable of meeting local energy demands as the City’s comprehensive downtown Master Plan continues to unfold.”Generally, customers will notice projects beginning when crews have placed signage in the area. These projects and others in Vectren’s southwestern territory are part of the company’s Smart Energy Future Strategy. Customers can learn more about Vectren’s grid modernization plan and its customer benefits at www.vectren.com/smartenergyfuture. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Umphrey’s Busts Out The Clash At Chucktown Ball Closer, Announces Three-Night Run In Atlanta

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee returned to Charleston, SC last night, for the second night of their own Chucktown Ball. The southern city event started as a series of benefit concerts in Charleston last year, after a hometown mass shooting stirred band members who live in the city. This year, the band took the Ball to the next level, bringing on special guest musicians in a larger venue, the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center. You can listen to Friday night’s performance here.Saturday night’s concert-goers were treated to an extreme evening of music, with electronic duo The Floozies kicking things off as the night’s support. When UM took the stage, fans were treated to an all-original set of music, including an extensive “Miami Virtue” into “Mad Love” jam. The first set closed with a fan-favorited “2×2” rocker, which featured teases of Eye of the Tiger’s “Survivor”, Pink Floyd‘s “Another Brick in the Wall”, and John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme”.The second set opened with a stand-out version of “Life During Exodus”, a mashing of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” and Bob Marley’s “Exodus,” with Frank Zappa’s “City of Tiny Lites” and Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” The mashup is featured on their upcoming album, ZONKEY, which comes out this Fall. Sticking to the tease-heavy theme of Saturday night’s setlist, the band’s performance of “Bad Friday” included teases of Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean.”Toward the end of the set, the Chicago-based jam greats busted out “Rock The Casbah” for the 11th time in their nearly twenty year career. The Clash cover has not been performed by the sextet since September of 2015 at the Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. The Casbah classic led into a “Drums” jam, and then into the “Hurt Bird Bath” set closer, which incorporated teases of Bach‘s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, before Umphrey’s McGee returned to the stage for a “Puppet String” encore.Come November 11th, Umphrey’s McGee will release ZONKEY, a new studio album that features recordings of the band’s famed mash up tracks. Having already released versions of “Life During Exodus” and “National Loser Anthem”, which features a mash-up of Radiohead, Beck, and Phil Collins, last night’s performance was pure indication that this release will be full of surprises.Following last night’s show, keyboardist Joel Cummins announced from the stage that the band will return to Atlanta, GA for a three-night stand at The Tabernacle over Martin Luther King weekend in January. He confirmed this statement with a tweet earlier today: Umphrey’s McGee @ Chuck Town Ball, North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC 9/24/16:Set I: October Rain > Speak Up, Miami Virtue > Mad Love, Higgins, Preamble > Mantis, 2×2*Set II: Life During Exodus^, All In Time > Prowler > All In Time, Bad Friday^^, Rock the Casbah > Drums > Hurt Bird Bath^^^Enc: Puppet StringNotes: *with Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) jam and Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) and A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) teases^with 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) tease^^with Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) tease^^^With Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) tease[Setlist via AllThingsUmphreys]last_img read more

Jamiroquai Shares Official Music Video For “Cloud 9” Dance Anthem [Watch]

first_imgWe cannot wait for Jamiroquai’s full fledged return with Automaton on Friday, March 31st.Automaton Tracklist:01. Shake It On02. Automaton03. Cloud 904. Superfresh05. Hot Property06. Something About You07. Summer Girl08. Nights Out In The Jungle09. Dr Buzz10. We Can Do It11. Vitamin12. Carla,We cannot wait for Jamiroquai’s full fledged return with Automaton on Friday, March 31st.,Automaton Tracklist:01. Shake It On02. Automaton03. Cloud 904. Superfresh05. Hot Property06. Something About You07. Summer Girl08. Nights Out In The Jungle09. Dr Buzz10. We Can Do It11. Vitamin12. Carla Just last month, Jamiroquai snapped back into action with the announcement of their new album, Automaton. Since then, the group has announced tour dates and shared their first new music since 2010 in the form of Automaton’s title track. They followed up the future funk track with another dance anthem, titled “Cloud 9.”Today, the group shares the official music video for “Cloud 9” that sees frontman Jay Kay fall in love with a woman after being heartbroken from a past partner. See below:last_img read more

Saint Mary’s invites siblings to campus

first_imgOne of the hardest parts of going away to college is leaving behind younger siblings. To help alleviate that difficulty, Saint Mary’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) organized Lil’ Sib’s Weekend so students could bring their younger siblings to campus to participate in events and get to know their older sister’s home away from home. Sophomore Catherine Moore, co-chair of the event, said she and other co-chair senior Andrea Firth started thinking of themes at the beginning of the school year before finally settling on “Saint Mary’s County Fair,” which brought close to 250 people to campus.“Once we had the theme and dates down, Saint Mary’s County Fair [and] April 9-11, thinking of things to have going on all weekend came a little easier,” Moore said. “We split up the work between us so we would not get too overwhelmed. Let’s just say I am very good at multitasking and working towards a deadline now.”The weekend’s events began Friday in the Student Center where participants registered and received T-shirts, followed by an ice cream social.On Saturday, the younger siblings were taken to a county fair where there were animals at a petting zoo including sheep, calves, lambs, baby goats, alpacas, emus, rams and a potbellied pig.In addition, there was a Moon Bounce, an inflatable obstacle course and a ball toss game. Saturday afternoon there was also a magic show for the children, Moore said.“The weather was beautiful and it was a perfect day for this,” Moore said. “At the carnival we had a magician perform. He had two lovely acts that kept everyone stunned and entertained.”Each of the residence halls on campus provided its own activity Saturday.The Hall Councils on campus also provided an activity for in which everyone could participate at the carnival.“Le Mans Hall had flowers to plant in cups and you could decorate the cups,” Moore said.  “McCandless brought a tug-of-war rope, Holy Cross Hall had bozo buckets and prizes to win and Regina Hall put on a pie eating contest.”That evening RHA held a showing of the movie Barnyard in Carroll Auditorium.The weekend came to a close Sunday when a Mass was held at the Church of Loretto.Junior Grace McClurkin participated for the first time this year with her seven-year-old sister. She said the timing this year worked out well for her sister to come and the two enjoyed all the events.“There were enough that we always had something to do and look forward to, but it wasn’t super busy, so we still had time to relax and hang out,” McClurkin said. “My little sister is seven, so she had a blast with the petting zoo, bounce arounds and face painting at the County Fair.”McClurkin said she would bring her sister back next year if the timing works out again. “It’s always fun to have people from home visit your home away from home,” she said.Moore said she believes events like those of this past weekend are important because they give non-students a different perspective of campus.“I think Lil’ Sibs Weekend is an important event to have because it allows students the opportunity to show off their school to their siblings and family,” Moore said. “The siblings get to see what Saint Mary’s is really all about from an insider’s point of view.”Alicia Smith contributed reporting to this story.last_img read more

Vermont Chamber supports FairPoint/Verizon deal

first_imgVermont Chamber of Commerce EndorsesVerizon/FairPoint Communication TransactionThe Montpelier, VT The VermontChamber of Commerce announced February 11, 2008, its endorsement of the FairPoint/Verizontransaction.  The Vermont Chamber of Commerce supports the agreementrecently reached between the two companies, and looks forward to the VermontPublic Service Board (PSB) approval in the near future.The Vermont Chamber of Commercehas been monitoring the proposed Verizon sale of its land line assets toFairPoint since the deal was initially announce.  Addressing the financialaspects to ensure that FairPoint has the necessary capital and the abilityto guarantee superior service in Vermont has been a central requirement.To address concerns about theirfinancial stability, FairPoint restructured its proposal to counter concernsthat it can and will deliver on its promises of widespread broadband deploymentthroughout Vermont. Rick Milliken, Chairman of the Board of Directors,stated, The regulators are currently doing their due diligence in reviewingthis application and are moving forward.  They have structured sufficientperformance measures and penalties into contract that will protect theinterest of Vermonters.The deal is contingent upon approvalfrom all three states. The Federal Communications Commission has approvedthe transaction.  Maine regulators have approved the sale and NewHampshire appears to be close to final approval. With the Public ServiceBoard hearing testimony last week, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce hopesthe FairPoint purchase of Verizons land line assets is almost a reality.The principles of private enterpriserequire the free exchange of private assets, between two willing parties,to the benefit of the customers one serves.  In the case of a publicutility, it is also necessary that purchase be fully vetted by regulatorsand the financiers.  The Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomes an increasedFairPoint presence in Vermont.###In business since 1912, theVermont Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organizationwith 1,500 members employing 45,000 people and representing all sectorsof the states economy.  Our mission is to create an economic climateconducive to business growth and preservation of the Vermont quality oflife.Tjark Aldeborgh, Director of CommunicationsVermont Chamber of CommercePO Box 37Montpelier, VT 05601-0037Direct: (802) 229-2273Fax: (802) 223-4257www.vtchamber.com(link is external)last_img read more

Organizers look to power Tokyo Olympics with 100% green energy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Digital Trends:With the Tokyo Olympics just two years away, the event’s organizing committee has announced it wants to power the games exclusively through renewable energy.That means building systems to supply the Games—both Olympic and Paralympic—with electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar as part of efforts to promote decarbonization, the Japan Times reported.Described by an official as “unprecedented” for a major sporting event, the Games’ renewable energy target will also encompass the athletes’ village, the international broadcasting center, and the main press center.Part of the strategy designed to help it reach its target will involve renting and leasing items that are used during the event. If any need to be bought, the committee will make arrangements to guarantee their use once the sporting extravaganza is over. Organizers also plan to purchase renewable energy from power companies and to install solar panels where possible.Speaking of solar panels, the committee is making plans to build a number of solar roads to generate some of the power used by the 2020 Games. Embedded directly in roads, the surface of the panels includes a special resin to ensure their durability, the Independent reported. As part of a trial, a convenience store near Tokyo recently installed solar panels beneath its parking lot, with the setup now taking care of almost 10 percent of the store’s power needs. Similar technology has already been installed in several roads in France, as well as on cycle paths in the Netherlands.More: Japan aims to power Tokyo Olympics with 100 percent renewable energy Organizers look to power Tokyo Olympics with 100% green energylast_img read more

Goodbye, David Carr

first_imgDavid Carr was the journalist every reporter wants to be when they grow up. And rightfully so. RIP— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) February 13, 2015 In that hour we spent w/him, David Carr showed all the traits that made him beloved: idiosyncratic, hilarious, so authentic & deeply human.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 13, 2015 David Carr vs Vice: The video that shows why Carr was such a force in journalism http://t.co/HMgTVaedjD via @Max_Fisher— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) February 13, 2015 Carr was born in Minnesota. Before rising to prominence at the Times, Carr worked at two alternative weeklies, Twin Cities Reader and Washington City Paper.When it came to his reporting, nobody was off limits, including Carr himself. In his brutally honest memoir “The Night of the Gun,” Carr wrote about his battle with drug addiction. He was also a cancer survivor.Carr’s career at the Times began in 2002. His star grew brighter in 2011 when the Times documentary “Page One” was released.“He was our biggest champion,” Baquet said in his memo to staffers, “and his unending passion for journalism and for the truth will be missed by his family at The Times, by his readers around the world, and by people who love journalism.”Journalists React to Carr’s Death:center_img In an email to the Times staff, executive editor Dean Baquet called Carr “the finest media reporter in his generation.” Very few will argue that point.Carr, an incredibly talented writer, had a knack for measured—and sometimes searing—critiques of the industry in his weekly column, “Media Equation.” He was also one of journalism’s fiercest defenders. In a world filled with instant outrage, Carr was a calming influence. Carr’s column was considered required reading for everyone from media moguls and Hollywood executives to little-known journalists, politicians and regular readers drawn to his intellect and beautiful prose.Upon learning of his death, journalists took to Twitter to espouse widespread praise about Carr’s work and his life.Brian Stelter, who worked with Carr at the Times before becoming CNN’s senior media correspondent and host of the Sunday morning media show “Reliable Sources,” said he viewed Carr as a father figure. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For journalist David Carr’s legion of fans (Press reporters among them), Mondays will never be the same.Carr, the revered media columnist for The New York Times whose must-read weekly column in the paper’s business section each Monday served as a critique of the industry he loved, died unexpectedly Thursday. He was 58.Carr reportedly collapsed in the Times newsroom, according to the Times. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, the paper reported. Carr had hosted a much-anticipated “Times Talk” earlier in the evening with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, journalist Glenn Greenwald and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.David Carr was a great journalist & a great person. He introduced us to his daughter after the event, who he was always praising. So sad-RIP— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 13, 2015last_img read more