An additional record of a placental mammal (Order Astrapotheria) from the Eocene of West Antarctica

first_imgRecently, fossil land mammals have been recorded in the James Ross Island area, east of the Antarctic Peninsula, from the marine middle-late Eocene strata of Seymour Island. These include two endemic species of polydolopid marsupial: Antarctodolops dailyi Woodburne & Zinsmeister 1984, and Eurydolops seymourensis Case, Woodburne & Chaney 1988, and three partly determinate placentals identified as a tardigrade edentate, a sparnotheriodontid litoptern and a trigonostylopid astrapothere (Bond et al. 1989). The marsupials are represented by fragmentary jaw and complete dental material, the litoptern and astrapothere only by tooth fragments. All are recorded from Unit TELM 5 of the La Meseta Formation (Sadler 1988), the two ungulates at a lower level than the rest. The subject of the present note is a second tooth fragment from Seymour Island identified as an astrapothere. It is worth recording because such mammal remains are rare and it is from TELM 4, the unit below that yielding the other land mammalslast_img read more

USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners

first_img View post tag: Boats View post tag: Honor View post tag: Fallen View post tag: usa USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners Back to overview,Home naval-today USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners View post tag: held View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Ceremonycenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Tolling View post tag: Naval May 24, 2013 More than 200 Sailors, veterans and civilians attended the “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony hosted by members of the U.S. Navy Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans (SubVets) at the Naval Undersea Museum’s Jack Murdock Auditorium, May 23.The ceremony honors the memory of the submariners who lost their lives in the line of duty, especially those during World War II. In the ceremony, the names of every U.S. submarine lost, along with the fate of its crew, are read aloud as a ship’s bell is tolled for each in turn.Cmdr. Jeffrey S. Smith, commanding officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), delivered the opening remarks at the ceremony and said to everyone in attendance, “Why do we remember?” “This ceremony is a glimpse into the soul of the submariner … courage, sacrifice, duty, honor, humility,” said Smith. ” We remember because it would be shameful beyond words not to. We will remember … we who dive the ocean depths, who brave its icy grasp, who silently guard our nation’s freedom.”Presently, the Navy has 72 submarines operating around the world, around the clock, performing missions to protect and defend American at all times. “The fact remains that our brothers and sisters in the submarine force, just as in the days past, are ready to make sacrifices in the defense of our nation,” said Smith. “The young women and men proudly wearing their dolphins today have inherited the legacy of our ancestors. To our submarine fathers, you taught us well, we have the watch and rest assured it’s in good hands.”In attendance were several Sailors from submarine commands stationed at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. “If we ignore our past, we are doomed to repeat it,” said Command Master Chief Kevin F. Staub, Submarine Group 9. “If we understand who we are and where we come from, we can better understand our role. Just as our submarine fathers passed history on to us, we need to pass the history on to the younger generations.”Submarine Veteran Richard Litscher, a member of the former Balao-class submarine USS Trumpetfish (SS 425) attended the ceremony to remember his friends and shipmates who passed away. “We are the only ones who know what we did behind enemy lines, so we can be there for each other,” said Litscher. “Everyone leans on everyone for help.”At the end of the ceremony, the names of the 52 submarines lost during World War II, along with the fate of its crew were read by retired Chief Electrician Robert Paul followed by a ceremonial bell rung by retired Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Harry Gilger. “These boats are forever on patrol,” said Paul.The “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony has been held on Memorial Day weekend since 1977.[mappress]Press Release, May 24, 2013 View post tag: Submariners View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE) –

first_imgThe Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University ofFlorida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-monthtenure track faculty position at the rank ofAssistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Computer& Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE). The positionfocuses on research and teaching at the intersection of computervision, natural language processing, and machine learning/AI.The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State ofFlorida university system and is ranked as the #6 best public USuniversity according to US News and World Report. UF recentlyannounced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership withNVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world’sfastest AI supercomputer in higher education. The Department ofCISE in the HWCOE is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highlycollaborative environment, consistently ranked among the topdepartments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. It offersBA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and ComputerEngineering, with an enrollment of 2,440 undergraduate students and668 graduate students of which 148 are PhD students. The CISEdepartment currently has 55 faculty. Collectively, the list ofachievements and awards received by the faculty include oneFulbright Scholar; 19 NSF CAREER Award winners; eight IEEE Fellows;three ACM Fellows; three AAAS Fellows; one IEEE Computer SocietyTaylor L. Booth Education Award; one IEEE Computer Society W.Wallace-McDowell Award; and one ACM Karl Karlstrom OutstandingEducator Award. The Department’s external research expenditureswere over $8.8 million last year, an increase of over 60% over thepast five years. Research is central to the success of the program;and new faculty will be expected to initiate and sustain strongsponsored research and graduate training [email protected] successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree incomputer and information science and engineering or a related fieldat the time of hiring. In addition, the candidate should have arecord of successful proposal writing, mentoring, and classroomteaching of undergraduate and graduate students.The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately,with the first full committee screening occurring on January 4,2021, and will continue to receive applications until the positionis filled. All applications must be submitted through Interfolioat: https: // . (Please see JobRequisition #68252). Complete applications must include thefollowing files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary andintroduction related to hiring emphasis areas); (2) a personalstatement (including identification of any synergies with UF CISEas well as UF investigators, centers & institutes); (3) adiversity statement (including experience in working with diverseand underrepresented groups in engineering); (4) a curriculum vitae(including a 1-page CV highlights); (5) a research program visionstatement (with a focus on how any plans will support thedepartment and college), (6) a teaching statement (including apersonal philosophy and interests); (7) up to three representativejournal articles (co-)authored by the applicant; and (8) the names,addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than threeand up to five references. The final candidate will be required toprovide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.The anticipated start for the position is Spring 2021 with someflexibility for a later start based on individual needs.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Background searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.#category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has announced their 2019 summer tour plans. In addition to a number of previously announced festival appearances, the tour will feature stand-alone dates across the country with a host of talented supporting acts including Ron Artis II & The Truth, BIG Something, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Magic City Hippies, and more.In addition, as the band jokes in their announcement, “There are still a couple of dates that we have yet to announce (logistics, shmogistics) so stay tuned for some heavy-hitting stragglers in the coming weeks.”Related: Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Kanika Moore For Led Zeppelin Cover At Brooklyn Steel Closer [Audio/Photos/Video]Pre-sale tickets for most shows will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th, at 11:00 a.m. ET. General on-sale for all shows begins Friday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m. For more information, ticketing details, and a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head here.last_img read more

Jane Alexander honored by Radcliffe

first_imgJane Alexander, actor and arts advocate, will be awarded the Radcliffe Medal on Friday, Radcliffe Day 2013. The medal is given to individuals whose life and work have significantly and positively influenced society.The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will celebrate the arts with a morning panel that unites leaders across the visual arts, writing, music, and theater. It will be immediately followed by the annual Radcliffe Day lunch, featuring an address by Alexander.Dean Lizabeth Cohen will present the Radcliffe Medal to Alexander in honor of the courage she has shown as an actor and as a champion for the arts during her tenure as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 1993 to 1997. Alexander’s acting roles — including “The Great White Hope,” which confronted race and segregation in the Jim Crow era, “All the President’s Men,” and “Kramer vs. Kramer” — have earned four Oscar nominations, seven Tony nominations and one win, and nine Emmy nominations and two wins. As the first working artist to chair the NEA, Alexander fought to protect arts funding in the 1990s when it came under fire by Congress.“For the arts to thrive and contribute to the quality of Americans’ private and public lives, we need bold and passionate leaders,” said Cohen. “Jane Alexander’s work as an actor and as an advocate provides a model for how one individual can raise national consciousness about the critical role the arts play in shaping ideas and advancing creative thinking. We celebrate the power of the arts at Radcliffe throughout the year and especially on Radcliffe Day this year.”The panel, titled “From Artist to Audience,” will feature five individuals who will discuss the challenges they face as artists — and that the United States faces as a society — in garnering the support needed to bring art to audiences.Diane Paulus ’88, artistic director at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and a professor of the practice of theater in Harvard University’s English Department, will moderate. At the A.R.T., her groundbreaking work, including “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Prometheus Bound.”The five panelists:Poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher Elizabeth Alexander, RI ’08, who composed the poem “Praise Song for the Day” and delivered it at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, is the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Yale University.Painter Beverly McIver, RI ’03, who produces art that consistently examines racial, gender, and social identity, is a professor of art at North Carolina Central University. She and her sister Renee were the focus of the 2012 documentary “Raising Renee,” directed by Jeanne Jordan, BI ’93, RI ’03. Jordan met McIver in 2003 at the Radcliffe Institute when they were both fellows.Mark Robbins, RI ’03, is the executive director of the International Center of Photography, an institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography in all its forms. He is an artist who uses photography to examine people and their built environment. Previously, Robbins was the dean of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and served as the director of design at the NEA.Augusta Read Thomas, BI ’91, is among the world’s most accomplished and original contemporary composers. The American Academy of Arts and Letters cited the “unbridled passion and fierce poetry” embodied in her works and recognized her as “one of the most recognizable and widely loved figures in American music.”On Radcliffe Day, hundreds of alumnae/i, fellows, and friends gather to build on the legacy of Radcliffe College and to celebrate the Radcliffe Institute’s dedication to sharing transformative thinking, supporting innovative research, and advancing ideas that illuminate our world.last_img read more

Al Pacino Will Headline David Mamet’s China Doll on B’way in Fall 2015

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016 China Doll Related Shows View Comments Al Pacino says he is to tackle “one of the most daunting and challenging roles I’ve been given to explore onstage.” As we previously reported, the Tony and Oscar winner will return to Broadway next year in a new play by David Mamet. We now know that Pacino will lead China Doll, which will begin performances in October 2015 at a Shubert theater to be announced later. Pam MacKinnon will direct.”China Doll is a play about a wealthy man, his young fiancé, and an airplane,” said Mamet, in a statement. “The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semiretirement, and enjoy himself. He’s in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone call…The characters are Mickey Ross, a billionaire; Carson, the assistant, and a telephone. I wrote it for Al. It is better than oral sex.” Carson is yet to be cast.Pacino won Tony Awards for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and received an additional nomination for The Merchant of Venice. His other Broadway credits include Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo and King Richard III. His many film credits include The Godfather trilogy, Scent of a Woman, Heat, Serpico, Scarface, Angels in America, Insomnia, Any Given Sunday, The Insider and Donnie Brasco.last_img read more

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Will Get Freaky on AHS

first_img Harris reportedly penned a letter to Murphy, expressing his interest in appearing on the FX series’ fourth season. Murphy responded with an unofficial offer in the form of a tweet. According to Entertainment Weekly, Harris and Burtka were initially offered a role as the dysfunctional gay couple Chad and Patrick (in the end, the roles were played by Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears). The two are just the latest in a string of Broadway vets to join the Ryan Murphy project. In addition to Lange, the list includes Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Patti LaBelle and Finn Wittrock. Neil Patrick Harris is officially joining American Horror Story: Freak Show…but WAIT! There’s more! The Tony and Emmy winner is bringing along his hubby, the newly-announced Broadway-bound David Burtka. According to TVLine, Harris will have a two episode-arc at the end of the season as a chameleon salesman, and Burtka will have a steamy storyline opposite Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars. We wonder what anachronistic number they’ll inevitably perform together? Harris took home the 2014 Tony Award for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He hosted the Tonys in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009, winning Emmys for all four years. He also has an Emmy for his guest stint on Glee, and hosted the ceremony in 2009 and 2013. Next up: Hosting the Oscars. Burtka, who will return to Broadway this spring in It Shoulda Been You, made his Great White Way debut as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. Other stage credits include The Play About the Baby and The Opposite of Sex. His TV credits include The West Wing, Crossing Jordan and How I Met Your Mother.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Is worrying ever wise?

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details We are told everyday not to worry. Whether it pertains to a personal issue with friends and family or a work misstep, others easily advise us not to sweat it. But it’s time to stop and think: can unexpected stress be good for us? As the saying goes, “Too much of anything is never a good thing,” but here are three times when it is okay to let yourself stress.When you need motivation: There are many instances in our careers where no matter how hard we try, we feel varying degrees of stress. Are you applying for a new position, pursuing a completely new career path, or struggling to prove yourself in your current role? Many aspects of our work life can be stressful but when the worrying starts, embrace it and use it to your advantage. Let it serve as a motivator and as a force driving you toward your end goal. It’s important not to let it completely take over but do your very best to turn the stress into success and you will reap the rewards.When faced with a negative outcome: Sometimes even when we do our best in our personal lives or in the workplace, we just know that things aren’t going to turn out how we hoped. When we feel a less than ideal result looming around the corner, this can be very stressful. But, use your worry as an emotional buffer. If you can anticipate the negative outcome it will come as less of a surprise, and hopefully it will sting just a little bit less.When others depend on you: When others are looking to you as a safety net or for support, it can sometimes feel incredibly stressful. As a leader (whether a parent, caregiver, boss, etc.) it’s important to remember that the stress you feel over others’ wellbeing is a sign of your competence. When you stress about those you are responsible for, you are putting thought and care into your decisions, instead of throwing caution to the wind. When others see that you are paying attention to detail and have your priorities in line, they will trust your judgment.last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesian homemakers face up to ten years in prison for sharing false information

first_imgKazahra Tanzania, a stay-at-home mother who lives in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, advised residents in a Facebook post to wear protective masks because she had heard that a man in the city who had recently visited China had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.The information, which she received from her brother who works at a local hospital, turned out to be false, and she quickly took down her post and issued an apology. “Apologies for my previous post, which has been troubling residents of Balikpapan,” she wrote.But panic had already been sown. Residents rushed to get masks to protect themselves after reading the post. Kazahra was detained by the police on Monday for allegedly spreading false information, which, according to the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, carries three to ten years of imprisonment.“Maybe she meant well by warn… Linkedin ITE-Law Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia housewives hoax misinformation LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

Atambua Diocese confirms troubled priest moved to vocational school for ‘self-management’ sessions

first_img“The priest, who is undergoing a pastoral suspension, is temporarily assigned to the SMK Bitauni Catholic vocational school for self-management sessions, while waiting for the opportunity to attend a spiritual refreshment course that will determine our next decision regarding him,” Paulus and Mateus said as quoted in the statement.Read also: NTT author vows to keep fighting sexual abuse amid vandalism caseFelix previously condemned the decision to transfer the priest to the vocational school as it had a number of female students. The vocational school is located only 700 meters from the clergy house.The writer raised his concerns with the school’s principal, who reportedly told him that the accused priest would be transferred again shortly as his short tenure at the school was only for “refreshment”. However, after nothing had changed months later, Felix damaged the school’s property in anger over the diocese’s inaction. The police detained him for vandalism.Representatives of the Atambua Diocese confirmed that Felix had been apprehended on July 3 to make a statement to the police and was discharged a day later.The representatives expressed dismay over “subjective reports, comments and analysis” of the case, arguing they had failed to comprehend the full background and information regarding the matter.”The legal process against Felix as well as his concerns can be solved amicably, in line with the principle of openness, so that the truth can be revealed in order to achieve justice and peace,” the diocese representatives said.Topics : The Atambua Diocese in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has responded to concerns raised by author Felix K. Nesi, confirming that a Catholic priest under its pastoral care who “caused trouble for a woman” had been moved to a vocational school to undergo “self-management” sessions.  Literary award winner Felix was detained in NTT on July 3 after allegedly vandalizing a Catholic parish clergy house in a fit of rage upon learning that the parish had retained a priest whom he accused of “mistreating a woman”. The diocese justice and peace commission head, Paulus Nahak I., and judicial vicar Mateus da Cruz said in a statement on Wednesday that the diocese had handled the matter concerning the priest in October last year in accordance with the 1983 Code of Canon Law as well as local customary law. The priest, who was identified as “Romo A” by Felix, was suspended from pastoral service.  last_img read more