Opening history of Powell Basin, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe opening of Powell Basin was part of the regional response to N55°W relative plate motion of South America away from Antarctica, which led to the formation of Drake Passage during the Eocene and Oligocene. Restoration of microplates around the basin using gridded magnetic anomalies from its margins illustrates the pre-break-up continuity of the Pacific Margin Anomaly magnetic high associated with a Mesozoic arc-batholith. Newly compiled magnetic anomaly data over the Powell Basin show subdued linear seafloor spreading type anomalies. These are used, together with marginal and regional geology, to constrain the opening history of the basin. Magnetic reversal modelling suggests that slow spreading in Powell Basin probably occurred between 29.7 Ma and 21.8 Ma, following rifting of Mesozoic continental crust with associated break-up volcanism. A simple, two-phase model for the rotation of the South Orkney Microcontinent away from the Antarctic Peninsula accounts for the pattern of magnetic reversals recorded in Powell Basin, and for the structure of its margins.last_img read more

Jazz Open Preseason With Win

first_imgSeptember 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Open Preseason With Win Tags: NBA Preseason/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Jazz opened the preseason with a 130-72 win over Australia’s Perth Wildcats on Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.Donovan Mitchell scored nine points in 21 minutes of work and Rudy Gobert scored 14 and pulled down nine rebounds.  Grayson Allen scored a game-high 19 points off the bench in the winning effort.The Jazz host the Raptors in exhibition action tomorrow night. Written by Robert Lovelllast_img

Marin scores 20 to lead Southern Utah to victory

first_imgFebruary 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Marin scores 20 to lead Southern Utah to victory The Thunderbirds evened the season series against the Eagles with the win. Eastern Washington defeated Southern Utah 82-79 on Feb. 2. Associated Press Jacob Calloway had 17 points for Southern Utah (13-12, 8-8 Big Sky Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Harrison Butler added 12 points and nine rebounds. Andre Adams had 10 points and nine rebounds for the home team. Tags: Big Sky/Dre Marin/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Dre Marin had a career-high 20 points as Southern Utah defeated Eastern Washington 76-62 on Thursday night. Marin made 5 of 7 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds. Written by Southern Utah plays Idaho at home on Saturday. Jesse Hunt had 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Eagles (10-16, 8-7). Tyler Kidd added 17 points. Eastern Washington plays Northern Arizona on the road on Saturday.last_img read more

Baker Hughes & release BHC3 Production Optimization

first_img Baker Hughes & launches BHC3 Production Optimization solution. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) Baker Hughes and today announced the launch of BHC3 Production Optimization, an AI-based application that allows well operators to view real-time production data, better project future production, and help optimize operations for improved oil and gas production rates. The application is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of BHC3 artificial intelligence (AI) applications.Launched at the Baker Hughes Annual Meeting 2020, the application is now generally available to oil and gas customers globally. The application continuously uses machine learning algorithms to quickly aggregate historical and real-time data across production operations and creates a comprehensive view of production from individual and multiple wells to the pipeline, distribution, and point-of-sale. BHC3 Production Optimization then applies machine learning to the data for anomaly detection, production forecasting, and prescriptive actions that improve production performance.“BHC3 Production Optimization delivers the data visibility and optimization capabilities that are critical for upstream businesses to meet production targets during a time of growing energy demand,” said Derek Mathieson, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Baker Hughes. “Releasing this application is part of a continued commitment from Baker Hughes and to help the energy industry improve productivity and efficiency with enterprise-scale AI applications.”BHC3 Production Optimization enables more precise and timely decision-making to optimize the right level of production to meet business goals and energy demand. Advanced machine learning models create a continuous, near real-time and accurate virtual representation of production operations by generating flow rate, pressure and temperature predictions of hydrocarbon production and flow across wells, pipelines, and network assets.Additionally, the application uses a hybrid approach that draws on physics-based and data-driven AI models to generate predictions and prescribed actions that are accurate and easier to  interpret. For example, engineers can now pinpoint exactly which injection wells to tune for higher production output.“The energy industry is at an inflection point where companies globally are being challenged to make operations more efficient, safer, and more productive,” said Ed Abbo, president and CTO, “To do this, they will need to harness and analyze massive amounts of data for actionable insights. Implementing this task at scale is not trivial; there is no other solution in the market that gathers data onto a single platform, analyzes that data in near real time by applying advanced AI algorithms, and generates interpretable and actionable insights. Baker Hughes and are bringing to market game-changing applications on the proven BHC3 AI Suite that accelerate time to value for oil and gas customers globally.” Source: Company Press Release The application is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of BHC3 artificial intelligence (AI) applicationslast_img read more

Wärtsilä’s new Compact Reliq selected for two newbuild LNG Carriers

first_img Wärtsilä’s new Compact Reliq selected for two newbuild LNG Carriers. (Credit: ©Wärtsilä) The technology group Wärtsilä’s recently introduced Compact Reliq reliquefaction plant will be installed in two new LNG Carrier vessels being built for Norway-based Knutsen OAS Shipping. The ships are to be built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The order, which includes an option for an additional two vessels, was placed in November 2020.The Compact Reliq solution is based on the well-proven reversed nitrogen Brayton cycle refrigeration technology. The solution is designed to reliquefy the boil-off gas (BOG) from gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels, and for keeping the cargo cool under all operating conditions. It allows a portion of the BOG to be used as fuel for the ship’s engines, with the excess able to be sold as part of the LNG cargo.“Wärtsilä is a trusted partner with whom we have worked in the past. The first generation nitrogen based re-liquefaction plants is highly reliable, efficient, and of good quality, so we had no hesitation in selecting the Compact Reliq for these new LNG Carriers,” said Jarle Østenstad, Newbuilding Director, Knutsen OAS Group.“These will be the first installations for the Compact Reliq reliquefaction solution. We are very proud of this latest addition to our portfolio of gas value-chain products and systems, and this order provides a positive indication that the market is ready to embrace it,” commented Kjell Ove Ulstein, Director of Sales and Marketing at Wärtsilä.The system will be instrumented for remote monitoring and online operational support as part of Wärtsilä’s Operational Performance Improvement and Monitoring (OPERIM) programme. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in February 2022, and the vessels are expected to begin commercial operations from late 2022. Wärtsilä has earlier supplied Knutsen OAS Shipping with earlier generation reliquefaction plants for six of the company’s vessels.The compact design of the Wärtsilä Compact Reliq makes it easy to retrofit on existing ships without the need for extensive modifications. It features high reliability and a minimal maintenance requirement. The refrigeration process uses safe and easily obtainable commercial grade nitrogen. Source: Company Press Release The Compact Reliq solution is based on the well-proven reversed nitrogen Brayton cycle refrigeration technology.last_img read more

AG Hill Moves To Dismiss Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Lawsuit

first_imgIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is urging a federal judge to throw out the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him and the State of Indiana, filing separate motions — one to dismiss claims brought against him individually, and another to toss those brought against him officially and against the state. As to the claims brought under Section 1983 — which allege violations of the women’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights — Hill argues the state is entitled to sovereign immunity. Further, “retaliation” is not a cognizable claim under the Equal Protection Clause, he argues, so that Section 1983 claim fails for that reason, as well.Turning to the official capacity claims against Hill, specifically the request for an apology or retraction of allegedly defamatory statements, the Attorney General’s office argues retractions are not a recognized form of injunctive relief.“The only relief allowed under an official-capacity suit is prospective injunctive relief,” the AG argues. “… An apology, however, is ‘an acknowledgement of past wrongdoing …, something [federal courts are] without authority to order.’”Turning to the claims against Hill in his individual capacity, the AG wrote in his second motion to dismiss that his purported sexual misconduct did not occur while he was acting “under color of state law,” so the Section 1983 claims fail. Additionally, Hill argues that there was no equal protection violation because he is not the women’s employer.“(Hill’s) activities in the crowded bar can hardly be characterized as the ‘misuse of power’ conferred by ‘state law,’” Hill wrote. “They were not in furtherance of any duty, obligation or power he possesses as Indiana Attorney General. If believed, the allegations focus on the activities of a partygoer late at night, which is the type of behavior that occurs in bars after midnight.”What’s more, Hill said his alleged misconduct does not “shock the conscience” in a way that would rise to the level of a substantive due process violation.“On the contrary, if the plaintiffs’ allegations are given credence, the conduct is at worst the type of behavior which can be exhibited by patrons at a crowded bar late at night,” he wrote. “The complaint is devoid of allegations of sustained prolonged physical contact or multiple episodes perpetrated on the same plaintiff. There was no force applied, no overt sexual contact, no insults or belittling remarks.”Hill also argues he is protected by qualified immunity, citing to the recent decision in Doe v. Purdue Univ., No. 17-3565, 2019 WL 2707502 (7th Cir. June 28, 2019).Turning to the state law claims, Hill argued sexual battery is not a recognized tort action in Indiana, while the defamation and false light invasion of privacy claims fail under absolute and prosecutorial immunity.“Where, as here, the conduct alleged to constitute retaliation does not rise to the level of threat, coercion, intimidation, or profound humiliation, ‘the First Amendment gives wide berth for vigorous debate, and especially for statements by public officials,’” the motion to dismiss says.While the motion to dismiss on behalf of the state and Hill in his official capacity was drafted by attorneys with the Office of the Attorney General, the motion filed on behalf of Hill individually was written by private attorneys with the firm of Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP, which has offices in Indianapolis, northwest Indiana and the South Bend/Mishawaka area.Hill’s office had initially released a statement saying OAG attorneys would handle the case. Eichhorn & Eichhorn attorneys filed their notices of appearance late last week. The dismissal motions were both filed in the Indiana Southern District Court on Thursday in Niki DaSilva, et al. v. State of Indiana and Curtis T. Hill, Jr., individually and in his official capacity as the Indiana Attorney General, 1:19-cv-2453. The case was filed last month by Democratic State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon and three legislative aides — Niki DaSilva, Samantha Lozano and Gabrielle McLemore.The three women have alleged Hill drunkenly groped them at the 2018 end-of-session legislative party, held March 15 at A.J.’s Lounge in Indianapolis. Hill denies the accusations.The complaint alleges sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation at the hands of Hill and the state, which the three aides say is their employer. As relief for their claims — brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 United States Code §1983 and state law — the women are seeking damages and declaratory and injunctive relief, including either an apology from Hill or a retraction of allegedly defamatory statements.But in urging Judge James Sweeney to dismiss the “sprawling, eleven-count complaint,” Hill alleges the claims fail for subject-matter jurisdiction and/or fails to state a claim for relief.In an 18-page motion to dismiss filed on behalf of Hill in his official capacity and the state, the AG argues DaSilva, Lozano and McLemore are not entitled to relief under Title VII because the state is not their “employer.” Reardon was not included on the Title VII claims.Instead, Hill argues the legislative aides are excepted from Title VII coverage as persons “chosen by (elected officials) to be on such officer’s personal staff, or an appointee on the policy making level or an immediate adviser with respect to the exercise of the constitutional or legal powers of the office.” DaSilva is a legislative assistant for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus, Lozano is a legislative assistant for three House Democrats, including Reardon, and McLemore is the communications director of the Indiana Senate Democrats.“All three Plaintiffs — Ms. Lozano, in particular — could be ‘personal staff of legislators,’” the dismissal motion reads, citing to a six-factor test found in Lockwood v. McMillan, 237 F. Supp. 3d 840, 857 (S.D. Ind. 2017). “… Although the details in the complaint are sparse, Legislative Assistants and Communication Directors fit the conventional mold of personal staff, as indicated by these factors.”The motion also argues the three women are not “employees” of the state, as is required by Title VII, under an exclusion from the State Civil Service System found in Indiana Code § 4-15-2.2-1(b)(1).Because of the Title VII exceptions, Hill argues the three women should have sought relief under the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, which he said affords excepted plaintiffs “administrative-type proceedings, more akin to the type of proceedings provided by the Administrative Procedures Act … .”“Specifically, plaintiffs must file a GERA complaint with the EEOC, the EEOC will issue a final order, and plaintiffs may seek appeal of an adverse administrative decision to a federal court of appeals,” the motion says. The women did file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but it was voluntarily dismissed.“Since ‘the courts of appeals, rather than the district courts, have exclusive jurisdiction to review final orders from the EEOC on GERA claims,’ but Plaintiffs improperly filed suit in this Court, Counts I and II must be dismissed as this Court lacks jurisdiction to hear them,” the AG wrote. Olivia Covington for FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Metro Homicide and SBPD investigating after a child was unresponsive

first_img Metro Homicide and SBPD investigating after a child was unresponsive (Photo supplied/ABC 57) St. Joseph County Metro Homicide and the South Bend Police are investigating after a 2 year-old child was found unresponsive in South Bend.They were called Monday morning, March 1, around 8 a.m. to the 100 block of East Jennings Street on a report of a child who wasn’t breathing. Responders were unable to revive the child.The results of an autopsy performed on Tuesday are pending to try and determine the cause of death. Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers at 288-STOP, or Metro Homicide. Previous articleSen. Young wants Congress to examine current ongoing war authorizationsNext articleMore superintendents wanting to cancel standardized tests this year Tommie Lee Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – March 3, 2021 0 272 last_img read more

Have YOUR say on the state of the baking world

first_imgBritish Baker’s Bakery Business Survey is still open for you to tell us about your experience of the industry.Aimed primarily at bakers with retail outlets, the survey only takes five minutes and asks crucial questions about sales and future ambitions.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “The Bakery Business Survey is a valuable tool for the industry. It gives people an account of trade over the past 12 months – and it helps give us glimpse of what people think the sector will be like in the future.”To complete the survey, visit: results will be published in March as part of the Bakery Market Report 2016.last_img

Evil Human Steals Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Sousaphone

first_imgToday, the funky New Orleans staple, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, made the sad announcement that the band’s iconic sousaphone had been stolen following their Saturday night performance at New Orleans Airlift. In a post on Preservation Hall’s Facebook page, Ben Jaffe, the creative director of Preservation Hall and tuba and double bass player for the band, explained that the sousaphone was first purchased after Hurricane Katrina to replace one that was lost during the storm.If you have any information about the garbage human who stole this precious instrument from a staple of the New Orleans music scene, or the missing instrument’s whereabouts, please call 504-418-0367. Jaffe also noted in his post that the band is offering a reward for the return of Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s sousaphone.last_img read more

Secretary of State announces $128,000 in grants to Vermont towns

first_imgSecretary of State Deb Markowitz announced today that 60 Vermont towns will receive grants totaling over $128,000 through the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Improved Administration of Federal Elections program. These funds will be used to improve the administration of the primary and general elections in 2010. Towns will be able to use these funds to purchase equipment and services to ensure that our elections continue to run smoothly, said Markowitz.The Improved Administration of Federal Elections program is intended to provide funding for services and equipment such as computers, installation of a telephone line at the polling place, signage, computer software and training. Towns were invited to submit applications for funding to the Secretary of State s Office. Since 2005, 284 grants totaling over $558,000 have been awarded to Vermont towns through this program.For more information on the Help America Vote Act, go to the Secretary of State s website at is external)2009 HAVA Grant Recipients and AmountsAddison435.99Barre City4,185.00Barton 2,450.00Berlin760.00Brattleboro1,600.00Burke801.66Burlington 1,172.43Chester1,880.00Colchester2,620.00Concord1,079.00Danville3,100.00Duxbury2,691.00Elmore 350.00Glover 4,000.00Goshen2,985.00Granby494.30Grand Isle 2,200.00Guilford4,000.00Holland 1,000.00Jay1,624.00Johnson1,739.64Leicester2,250.00Lincoln1,642.00Lunenburg550.00Lyndon1,007.50Milton2,780.00Monkton2,441.00Montgomery1,750.00Moretown2,586.54Morristown2,632.00Newfane5,135.50North Hero3,320.00Pownal 2,630.00Putney5,500.00Randolph1,967.00Richford525.00Ripton3,341.00Roxbury1,953.61Ryegate1,868.00Saint Johnsbury2,700.00Salisbury 2,770.99Sandgate2,395.00Shaftsbury2,698.75Shoreham731.00Shrewsbury 264.95South Burlington6,525.00Springfield2,645.00Sudbury2,920.00Waitsfield315.00Walden1,200.00Waterbury545.60Waterford3,067.00West Rutland 390.00Westfield 1,030.00Westminster617.98Wheelock4,119.98Wilmington1,250.00Wolcott2,035.00Woodbury3,650.00Worcester1,486.00last_img read more