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Early Carboniferous (Late Tournaisian–Early Viséan) ostracods from the Ballagan Formation, central Scotland, UK

first_imgThe Ballagan Formation (Late Tournaisian–Early Viséan) of central Scotland yields an ostracod fauna of 14 species in ten genera, namely Beyrichiopsis, Cavellina, Glyptolichvinella, Glyptopleura, Knoxiella, Paraparchites, Sansabella, Shemonaella, Silenites and Sulcella. The ostracods, in combination with palynomorphs, are important biostratigraphical indices for correlating the rock sequences, where other means of correlation, especially goniatites, conodonts, foraminifera, brachiopods or corals are absent. Stratigraphical distribution of the ostracods, calibrated with well-established palynomorph biozones, identifies three informally defined intervals: a sub-CM palynomorph Biozone interval with poor ostracod assemblages including Shemonaella scotoburdigalensis; a succeeding interval within the CM palynomorph Biozone where Cavellina coela, Cavellina incurvescens, Sansabella amplectans and the new species Knoxiella monarchella and Paraparchites discus first appear; and, an upper interval, in the upper CM Biozone, marked by the appearance of Sulcella affiliata. At least locally in central Scotland, S. affiliata permits a level of resolution equivalent to a sub-zonal upper division of the CM Biozone. The fauna, flora, sedimentology and stable isotope composition (δ13C and δ18O) of carbonate minerals in the Ballagan Formation suggest the ostracods inhabited brackish, hypersaline and ephemeral aquatic ecologies in a coastal floodplain setting.last_img read more

NATO ships visit New York ahead of ASW drill off Canada

first_imgShips from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) wrapped up a four-day visit to New York on September 3 after previously completing their first series of training events since arriving in the US.The ships are now headed for Halifax, Canada, where they will be part of a 22-ship strong anti-submarine warfare exercise called Cutlass Fury 2019.SNMG1 includes the flagship US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334), and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828).“Gridley and her crew were honored to be moored pier side in New York and are grateful we had the opportunity to develop and strengthen bonds with citizens in the local area,” said Cmdr. Joel Uzarski, commanding officer, USS Gridley.SNMG1 is operating off the US east coast as part of the new Maritime Express concept which saw its implementation in 2019 during SNMG1’s first semester deployment.The concept is a twin-tracked approach bringing an increased emphasis on actively integrating allied nations in SNMG operations directly or through associated support under national or NATO operational control. View post tag: Royal Norwegian Navy View post tag: Portuguese navy View post tag: Cutlass Fury View post tag: Dutch Navy View post tag: SNMG1 View post tag: US Navy Photo: Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) prepares to moor pier side in New York as part of a scheduled port visit. Photo: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

PINEIRO, MICHAEL

first_img81, died on March 24, 2018 at Cornell Hall in Union surrounded by his family. Born in Caldebarcos, Spain, he lived in Bayonne before moving to Roselle Park. Prior to his retirement in 2009, Mr. Pineiro was employed with Petro Heating Company as an HVAC Technician. Mr. Pineiro is a Peacetime Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carmen A. Pineiro, three children, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren, a brother and a sister. Funeral arrangements by OPACITY Funeral Home – Kenilworth, 511 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ.last_img

Twickenham seeks artisan baker for town

first_imgThe powers that be in Twickenham are on the hunt for an artisan bread baker to join their current line-up of shops.Based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, town centre manager Natasha Carr describes Twickenham as a “foodie town”. “It has a weekly farmers’ market, fishmongers, greengrocers, a cake shop, a deli and, most recently, an organic butchers. One thing missing to complement this collection is an artisan bread baker,” she explained. If interested, contact Carr on [email protected] or call 07903 184137.last_img

Name the Top 10 Oh, Hello Guests You Want to Come to Broadway

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.It’s the end of a tuna-tastic era! After extending twice on the Great White Way and recouping its investment, Oh, Hello is set to close on Broadway on January 22. Bespectacled geezers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (a.k.a. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) invited loads of guests to the stage during the play’s glorious run, including celebrity comedians, on screen stars, a drag queen and even a few Broadway faves. Oh, Hello may be closing, but we have hopes some of these guests will bring their own delightful battiness to the stage someday soon. We want to know which of your fave guests that’s never had a Broadway gig (save for being berated by Gil and George) should come to the Great White Way. Broadway.com Video Producer Lisa Spychala accepted this challenge with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! (Photo: Getty Images)last_img read more

Dr Roger Young elected to national board for March of Dimes

first_imgDR. ROGER YOUNG ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MARCH OF DIMESBurlington, Vermont – Roger C. Young, MD, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Director of Vermont Perinatal Care at Fletcher Allen Health Care, has been elected to the national Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes Foundation, during their annual summer meeting. March of Dimes trustees, who serve as volunteers, represent the public in governing the organization and advancing its mission and serve five-year terms. “Dr. Young is committed to the core mission of the March of Dimes. We look forward to working with him over the next five years,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes. Dr. Young has reviewed scientific grant applications for the March of Dimes for six years, and has been a member of the organization’s Scientific Advisory Committee since 2006. During his career, which also has included academic appointments at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Medical University of South Carolina; and Duke Medical Center, Dr. Young has conducted basic and translational research, culminating in a five-year National Institute of Health-sponsored research project on the physiology of the uterus. He is a recognized leader in the field of uterine physiology of pregnancy, and has a long-range goal of decreasing the rising rates of premature birth in the United States – also a component of the mission of the March of Dimes. He has published 41 peer-reviewed articles and dozens of abstracts, and has presented at numerous national and international meetings. He has also co-edited one book. Dr. Young is a graduate of McDaniel College, Western Maryland College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Dr. Kathryn Schwarzenberger, have three children and live in South Burlington, Vermont. In accepting the new position, Dr. Young noted: “I am honored to have been elected to the March of Dimes Board of Trustees. One of the major goals of the March of Dimes is to reduce the rate of preterm births, reduce the complications of prematurity, and help each baby get the best possible start on life. Despite decades of research, prematurity rates are sadly rising in the US, and it feels as if we are losing the battle. The March of Dimes has recently renewed its efforts, and stated bold new goals, to reduce prematurity. To accomplish these goals will require a broad spectrum of help – from volunteers, administrators, businesses, and most importantly, individual contributors. It is a wonderful organization, and I am looking forward to helping in any way.” The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies(r), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. In Vermont, the March of Dimes is investing over $935,000 in 2008 to further its mission within local communities, including two major research projects at UVM College of Medicine and several local community projects. For the latest resources information and supporting activities visit marchofdimes.com/Vermont.# # # #last_img read more

8 Factoids to Help You Sound Smart at a Party

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York File this under Most Badass President in the History of Ever: A gunman attempted to assassinate President Theodore Roosevelt while he gave a speech in Milwaukee. He finished giving the speech with the bullet lodged in his chest. On a related note, no, you cannot leave work early because you have a cold.The Tuna “Surprise”: According to Uk’s Daily Mail, lunches offered to prisoners are more than five times healthier than lunches given to public school elementary children due to a greater serving of fruits and vegetables.Over-exposure: More pictures are taken every two minutes than were recorded in the entire 19th century.Mon Dieu! France was executing people via guillotine as late as 1977. Kinda makes me feel better about Texas, which executes five times as many prisoners as any state in the US.On Easter, 76 percent people bite off the chocolate bunny ears first, while 5 percent bite the feet first and 4 percent eat the tail first.Easter Sunday is the second biggest chocolate eating day of the year, next to Halloween.Where are they now? The Breakfast Club is approaching it’s 30th anniversary. According to IMDB, in a cut scene, Carl the janitor predicts where each character would end up 30 years later: “Bender will have killed himself, Claire will have had 2 boob jobs and a face lift, Brian will have become very successful but die of a heart attack due to the stress of the high paying job. Allison will be a great poet but no one will care, and Andrew will marry a gorgeous airline stewardess who will become fat after having kids.”Harvard-Schmarvard: The Atlantic reports that the best bang for your student loan buck is a Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College. “The small California science and engineering school, is the most valuable college degree in America,” Derek Thompson reports.last_img read more

Huntington Man Killed Girl, 9, in DWI Hit-and-run, NYPD Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 9-year-old Queens girl in Brooklyn over the weekend, New York City police said.Kenneth Palache was charged with criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an fatal crash and driving without a license.Police said the 62-year-old suspect was driving a Honda Odyssey minivan southbound on Remsen Avenue when he struck a westbound Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Siena on Avenue N shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.Six people, three in each of the vehicles Palache allegedly hit, were taken to Brookdale Hospital, where Rebecca Ramnarine, a passenger in the Elantra, was pronounced dead.The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Arraignment information for Palache was not immediately available.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania Applauds Bi-Partisan Approval of Federal Farm Bill

first_img Bill Signing,  Economy,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today commended the U.S. House and Senate for approving the federal Farm Bill, legislation that provides funding and guidelines for farm and food programs in the United States.“The Farm Bill is critical to ensuring that the agriculture industry and all who depend on it have access to the programs, supports, and services needed to continue operations,” said Governor Wolf. “Provisions that will protect our workforce, expand our opportunities, and preserve our industry are welcomed and appreciated. My administration has made significant investments in agriculture, and Pennsylvania is primed to capitalize on those investments. The addition of the passage of this legislation will further position us for future success.”The legislation contains a number of positive aspects for Pennsylvania agriculture. Two provisions are particularly notable. The first strengthens support for dairy farmers by offering reduced premiums and new coverage levels for milk produced under the new Dairy Risk Management program. The second removes hemp as a schedule 1 drug under federal law, allowing states to create programs for the cultivation of hemp for commercial purposes.“Support for Pennsylvania’s farmers – whether dairy, organic, or vegetable – is made readily available in the approved Farm Bill,” said Sec. Redding. “What’s more, the provisions found within the bill also include support for low-income Pennsylvanians, consumers, the environment, and our communities.”Redding also praised aspects of the final bill related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which maintains current requirements for recipients, and includes language that would provide permanent funding of programs that support farmers markets and organic farmers. He also applauded increases in funding for conservation efforts and workforce and education opportunities, and continued support for programs that help rural communities and businesses thrive, including broadband access and local food systems. Additionally, the legislation includes protections for crop insurance, helping farmers purchase policies to protect them from devastating weather conditions. The Farm Bill also includes a significant increase in federal funding for farmland preservation nationwide through the federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), with Pennsylvania poised to access these funds over the next four years.Finally, the bill includes $20 million for a Farm-to-Food Bank program modeled after Pennsylvania’s successful Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS). This program provides an efficient mechanism for the agricultural industry to donate safe, wholesome food products while being reimbursed for the costs involved in harvesting, processing, packaging, and transportation.Over the past four years, the Wolf Administration has invested more than $50 million in agriculture-related economic development projects; increased support for workforce development and agricultural education to help prepare students and workers for the thousands of anticipated job openings in the industry over the next decade; and signed historic legislation that has created new markets for farmers and lowered their tax burdens. The administration is working to expand broadband access to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, creating jobs while improving infrastructure statewide, especially in rural communities.Learn more about Pennsylvania’s strategies and investments in growing the agriculture and food industry at agriculture.pa.gov. Pennsylvania Applauds Bi-Partisan Approval of Federal Farm Bill SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img December 13, 2018last_img read more