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Mélange within subduction–accretion complex rocks of Fredriksen Island, South Orkney Islands

first_imgSummary. A m´lange on Fredriksen Island, South Orkney Islands, is part of a Mesozoic subduction- accretion complex which formed along the western, Pacific side of Gondwana. It consists of a chaotic arrangement of irregular sized blocks, up to 8 m across, of basic pillow lava, chert, felsite and epiclastic sandstone in a pervasively sheared cataclastic matrix. Inclusions are typically lozenge-shaped and are characteristic of a tectonic m´lange. As the m´lange incorporates both possible ocean floor material that was accreted on to the continental margin and inner slope basin sediments it probably formed beneath the trench-slope basin along a shear zone at a high level in the subduction complex.last_img

Modelling in molecular biology: describing transcription regulatory networks at different scales

first_imgApproaches to describe gene regulation networks can be categorized by increasing detail, as network parts lists, network topology models, network control logic models or dynamic models. We discuss the current state of the art for each of these approaches. We study the relationship between different topology models, and give examples how they can be used to infer functional annotations for genes of unknown function. We introduce a new simple way of describing dynamic models called finite state linear model (FSLM). We discuss the gap between the parts list and topology models on one hand, and network logic and dynamic models, on the other hand. The first two classes of models have reached a genome-wide scale, while for the other model classes high-throughput technologies are yet to make a major impact.last_img read more

Spanish Navy’s ‘Tarifa’ Sails to Cantabrian Sea and Gran Sol

first_img September 3, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: europe View post tag: Gran Sol The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel ‘Tarifa’ yesterday started a journey from Cartagena towards the waters of the Cantabrian Sea and Gran Sol to participate in two fisheries inspection campaigns lasting for 40 days. Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy’s ‘Tarifa’ Sails to Cantabrian Sea and Gran Sol Spanish Navy’s ‘Tarifa’ Sails to Cantabrian Sea and Gran Sol View post tag: Cantabrian Sea View post tag: Sailscenter_img View post tag: Tarifa View post tag: Navy First, it will take part in the “Pelagic” campaign, framed within the JDP EFCA (European Fisheries Control Agency) during which it will monitor, control and conduct inspection of regulated fishery pelagic species (herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, anchovy and blue whiting) in the Bay of Biscay. Portuguese, French and Spanish fishing inspectors will be included in this phase.Then the vessel will engage in the “Quadripartite” campaign in which the patrol member states (Ireland, UK, France and Spain) conduct programs of control, inspection and surveillance in these waters, extending from the Bay of Biscay to the south west of Ireland (Gran Sol). During this second phase, the vessel will have the support of an Irish, English and two Spanish fisheries inspector.The vessel is scheduled to make stops in the port of Cork, Ireland.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 03, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy Authorities View post tag: Spanish Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

BREAKING: University confirms record-low 7 positive cases this week

first_imgIn Oxfordshire, cases have been decreasing. In the 7 days up to the 19th of January, Public Health England reported 24 positive cases in Oxford Central, 5 in North Central Oxford, and 36 cases in East Central Oxford. All of these areas have seen a decrease in cases. This figure does not include the results from the Lateral Flow Tests that students have been encouraged to take upon returning to campus. 103 tests were administered by the University service in total this week, less than half the 222 administered the week prior.  The University has confirmed a record-low 7 cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and students from Early Alert Service tests for the 16th-22nd January, with a positivity rate of 6.8%. This marks an 84.4% decrease from last week’s 45 cases. last_img

Ascension St. Vincent In Evansville And Perry County Memorial Hospital 
Sign Management Services Agreement

first_imgAscension St. Vincent in Evansville and Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) are pleased to announce the finalization of their management services agreement (MSA) first announced in January 2019. This MSA provides PCMH and Ascension St. Vincent the opportunity to enhance and expand services, ensuring members of the Perry County community have access to the care they need, close to home.  With aligned missions and shared philosophies on delivering quality, compassionate and personalized care, Ascension St. Vincent and PCMH are committed to working collaboratively for the benefit of patients and their families in the surrounding communities. “The affiliation with Ascension St. Vincent provides PCMH access to a successful and large national healthcare system’s resources and expertise,” stated Brian Herwig, President and CEO of PCMH. “These resources enable PCMH to continue to focus on improving patient access to primary care and specialty physician services, improving our operating systems, lowering our healthcare costs, and establishing a strong, local referral option for patients needing additional specialized care.”  Michele Howard, Vice President of Nursing Services, said: “Having a clinical affiliation with a larger hospital brings the sharing of best practices to improve patient safety and the overall patient experience. Our goal is to be the healthcare provider of choice for our community, and this agreement will help us in accomplishing just that.” The agreement does not involve the purchase of assets, and both systems will remain independent while working collaboratively with physicians, clinicians and other providers delivering care for Perry County and the surrounding communities. PCMH will continue to be governed by its local hospital board of directors and led by its existing administrative team.“This new management agreement continues to strengthen our commitment to providing local access and exceptional care to Perry County,” said Dan Parod, President of the Southern Region for Ascension St. Vincent. “Ascension St. Vincent and PCMH are strategically working together to seek innovations in care, improve quality and provide greater access to the services Perry County residents tell us they need.” J.B. Land, PCMH Board Chair, said: “We are pleased to have officially signed the management services agreement with Ascension St. Vincent. The affiliation will allow us to provide additional medical services to the citizens of our community while continuing to offer the high-quality healthcare that everyoneFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Northend Beach Grill Will Reopen For Summer

first_imgThe fire-damaged eatery is undergoing renovations. By Maddy VitaleThe Northend Beach Grill, tucked in the powdery sands in the upscale Gardens section of Ocean City, will once again provide great company and good food for locals and visitors, the owners said.Owners Angelo DiBartolo and Jim Aller were forced to shut down the beloved eatery, nestled between mammoth houses and a nearby dune line, when a fire broke out July 20, 2018.“Our intention is to be open the weekend before Memorial Day. We are excited to be back,” DiBartolo said Wednesday. “It has been a long winter. My winter started July 20. It was exhausting and a sad end to the summer. We miss everybody and want to get back into our routine.”DiBartolo and Aller lease the building from the property’s owner, Vince Hubach. DiBartolo said the renovations appear to be going smoothly at the restaurant, located at 9 Beach Road. The plan is to offer good food and ambiance to residents and visitors who have loved the breakfast nook for years.The thought of dunes obstructing the breathtaking views, a major feature to the hut-like building, is a concern, though.Once the dunes are finished the eatery will lose its ocean views, but not its charm.Ocean City used its power of eminent domain to acquire an easement a few years ago for the area in front of the restaurant to build up its dune line. The dunes protect the neighborhood in that area of Beach Road, except for the portion in front of the Northend Beach Grill.But the city plans to extend the dune line to close the gap in front of the grill. The restaurant, in turn, will eventually lose its unobstructed view of the ocean.Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Protection are expected to visit the site in early April.“We’ll know more details about plans for beach renourishment and dune maintenance after that meeting,” Bergen noted. “The dunes, I believe, will come when we get sand from the Army Corps next winter.”DiBartolo, an Ocean City High School history teacher, said he and Aller completely understand the importance of the dunes.“I am all about preserving history,” DiBartolo said. “I’m a history teacher. I totally understand the importance of dunes. I want them. But I hope they will make it as aesthetically appealing for the customers and the overall ambience of the place as possible and still allow a walkway.”Should the dunes take away one of the unique aspects of the eatery, there will still be more reasons for customers to come and enjoy good food and great people, he said.“You are still on the beach,” DiBartolo said. “Ultimately, we serve good food and our staff is the friendliest, nicest staff. It isn’t fancy food. It is just a fun place to go.”He and Aller are also considering some games that they may add to the restaurant to keep people amused and entertained, minus the beach views.“We have some ideas to offset the dunes,” DiBartolo said. “Maybe we will put up a cornhole game or another game in the front of the grill. We will make it work no matter what.”People check out the Northend Beach Grill two days after the July 20, 2018, fire left it severely damaged.last_img read more

Fishing Report: 7/10/20

first_imgSheepshead Hello! This is the OCNJ Daily fishing report. This report will give you the where, when and how of fishing our local waters. We hope this information will help you catch the big one!Suggested bait and tackle in this report can be obtained at any of the local fishing shops.The “What”Here is a list of fish (some common, some not as common) found in New Jersey waters: Blowfish, Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Kingfish, Ling, Oyster Toad Fish, Perch, Sea Bass, Sea Robin, Shad Sharks, Sheepshead, Skate, Spot, Striper(Striped bass), Triggerfish, Weakfish, Black Drum, Red Drum and many others.The “Where”Some suggestions for locations in Ocean City:Beach fishing (where allowed), the 5th St jetty, Corsons Inlet and the north end of the island near the Longport Bridge are excellent locations.Bridge/Pier fishing: Longport Bridge fishing pier, 9th St Bridge fishing piers (there are 4).Bay fishing: 12th St pavilion, and any street end that is open to the public.Note: Tide-forecast.com or any reliable tide app on your smart phone will help you fish at the right time of day. I suggest a few hours before and after high tide.Back BayFishing is nearing the summertime peak! Even though it’s early in the season, the water temp has warmed (currently 76 degrees), which brings more variety of fish into our local waters. Anglers are reporting lots of activity! The Summer Flounder catch is strong right now, with lots of fish caught. Decent size Striped Bass are still lurking around, and Kingfish continue to be plentiful. Bluefish, Sea Robins, and those nasty-looking oyster toad fish are present in our local waters. With the water warming, we are now seeing Triggerfish and a few Sheepshead making an appearance. Some little Brown Sharks, Dogfish, and various species of Rays are hanging around. FlounderThe main take right now are Flounder.  Minnows and cut squid are the hottest bait, but many are reported being caught on (pink or white) bucktails and Gulp (shrimp).  Bluefish in the 2  pound range are still hooking up in the bay on cut bait. Early morning and night  fishermen have still been hooking Striped Bass using surface lures (I prefer Yosuri poppers) on the sod banks, and live Eel or fresh clam in deeper water. Triggerfish and Sheepshead can be caught using  squid as bait with smaller (#4 or #6) hooks, mostly around the bridges.A good spot to catch all these fish mentioned is the Longport Bridge fishing pier, Corsons Inlet on the south end of the island and one of the fishing piers on the Rt 52 Causeway. The fishing pier at the end of 12th St is also a nice little spot.Piers and BridgesTriggerfishAs the water has now warmed (currently 76 degrees), a good variety of fish are being taken from the bridges. Flounder, Blues, Sea Robin, Oyster Toad fish, Triggerfish and an occasional Sheepshead were all hooked this week. Striped bass are hooked in the early morning or evening, and mostly at the top of the tide. Flounder, Triggerfish, and Sheepshead can be caught using squid or minnows as bait on smaller hooks (#4 or #6 hooks), and also pink or white bucktails. Cut bait (bunker or squid) for Blues and Sea Robins.SurfKingfishKingfish were again kings of the beach!  Like last season, Kingfish continue to be plentiful and quality; many in the 1+ pound range. Bloodworms on an over/under rig are the bait of choice. A day at the beach catching Kingfish is always a great day! * Note: Try fresh Kingfish Tacos!!Stripers are being caught in the surf and (more often) in the inlets – usually in the early mornings or evenings.  Fresh clam and live eel are the bait of choice. Sunrise and sunset, at the top of the tide is the best time.Weakfish are mixing in nicely with the Kingfish in the surf. Weakfish will bite on bloodworms (like Kingfish). They are a beautiful fish, and very good eating!The sun is shining, the water is getting warmer, so get out there and fish!last_img read more

Get involved in National Doughnut Week

first_imgSponsor of National Doughnut Week, BakeMark, is encouraging all bakers to get involved and help raise money for The Children’s Trust. The next fundraising week will take place from 9-16 May, 2009 and will be the 25th anniversary for the charity, which raises money for specific care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities. National Doughnut Week has raised £630,000 in its history and the aim this year is to raise over £50,000. Each participating baker will have the opportunity to boost profits, involve the local community and media, and raise money for the charity with every doughnut sold. Anyone who registers will receive posters, balloons, collection boxes and PR support, as well as the chance to be promoted on the National Doughnut Week website. BakeMark is offering a complimentary bag of Craigmillar Doughnut Concentrate or a box of Readi-Bake Topped Ring Doughnuts, to businesses that register by 3 April, 2009. Bakers can also receive £2 off Craigmillar Doughnut Concentrate and £1 off Readi-Bake Topped Ring Doughnuts at participating wholesalers throughout May. “The monies raised help a really worthwhile cause – and with The Children’s Trust celebrating its silver anniversary this year, there will be quite a bit of media interest in the event, all of which should help drive sales for bakers throughout the UK,” said Lisa Boswell, marketing manager at BakeMark. Liz Haigh-Reeve, director of fundraising at The Children’s Trust, added: “Whatever size your bakery is, however much or little you raise is invaluable, as all registered bakeries help to fund specialist services, equipment and staff – which in turn helps these children enjoy a better quality of life. We are very grateful to everyone who takes part.” Christopher Freeman of Dunn’s Bakery in North London launched the first National Doughnut Week.To register, email [email protected] or check out the National Doughnut Week website – www.nationaldoughnutweek.org.last_img read more

Bristol man arrested for cab driver attack

first_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – February 19, 2021 0 358 WhatsApp Bristol man arrested for cab driver attack Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp A Bristol man has been charged in an attack on a cab driver.The cab driver told police that he was attacked after picking up a man from a bar. The Elkhart Truth reports that 31 year-old Eric Prouty was arrested Saturday and charged with a felony of battery resulting in moderate injury.The police report says the attack happened during the ride, forcing the cab to pull over. Prouty allegedly told the police that he “just hates cab drivers.” Previous articleMorris Performing Arts Center, Century Center reopen their doorsNext articleUSPS asks residents to clear snow and ice for mail carriers Tommie Leelast_img read more

News story: CMA launches funerals market investigation

first_imgThe purpose of a market investigation is to further examine the competition concerns identified and decide what action, if any, is appropriate. The CMA has power to make legally binding orders requiring changes to be made.The investigation will be conducted by a Group drawn from the CMA’s panel of independent members, chaired by Martin Coleman. The other members are Richard Feasey, Sheila McClelland and Karthik Subramanya.Alongside the market study, in conjunction with Age UK and the Money Advice Service, the CMA has today produced advice for those who need to arrange a funeral, so that some additional support is available to people immediately.A report of the CMA’s market study, and further information relating to the market investigation are available on the funerals market investigation page. The rise in cost of organising a funeral, the essential elements of which have increased by 6% each year – twice the inflation rate – for the last 14 years. Funerals typically cost several thousand pounds which is a significant outlay for households. The vulnerability of many people when organising a funeral, which may mean that they are not in a position to look at a range of choices. This appears to have made it easier for some funeral directors to charge high prices. Reluctance of firms to publish/disclose clear prices, including online, or to provide comprehensive information on quality and range, making it difficult for people to compare funeral directors. Low numbers of crematoria providers in local areas, and difficulty for new companies to enter the market due to the planning regime and high fixed costs. High prices in relation to crematoria services – the largest private operators have implemented average price rises of between 6% and 8% each year for the past 8 years and some local authorities have also implemented large increases in fees. Following publication of its interim report in November 2018, the CMA consulted on whether to progress to a market investigation. Having carefully considered the consultation responses, the vast majority of which were supportive of the proposal, the CMA remains concerned about the effectiveness of competition in the funerals sector and will therefore carry out an in-depth market investigation. The investigation will focus on the supply of services by funeral directors and the supply of crematoria services.The CMA’s concerns include:last_img read more