Seven previously undescribed palynomorphs, Brazilea sp. B, ?Carbaneuletes sp. A, ?Reduviasporonites sp. and Algal palynomorph spp. 1 to 4, some of which are closely similar to the spores and filaments of extant fresh or brackish water algae, are described and illustrated from the Lower Carboniferous Ballagan Formation of central Scotland. The palynomorphs occur in a succession yielding delta(18)O and delta(13)C values from carbonate that indicate a brackish water depositional origin. They occur in several sections with a low diversity ostracod fauna dominated by Beyrichiopsis, Cavellina, Knoxiella, Shemonaella and Sulcella species, but lacking typical fully marine forms such as Bairdia and Amphissites. Tit addition, the sequences contain Botryococcus and Circulisporites, which are fresh to brackish water indicators, but lack spinose acritarchs that indicate marine conditions. The palynomorphs, which lack trilete marks or other haptotypic features, are thus likely to be of aquatic algal origin, and were probably produced to allow algae growing in ephemeral ponds to survive periods of desiccation and to colonize successive waterbodies in an and coastal plain palaeoenvironment. The palynomorphs may be of value in further palaeoenvironmental studies as indicators of fresh to brackish conditions.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 7, St. Louis 3Philadelphia 6, Boston 5St. Louis 6, Minnesota 4Washington 5, Tampa Bay 3Baltimore 11, NY Mets 2Detroit 8, Milwaukee 3Boston 5, Philadelphia 2Pittsburgh 5, Chi White Sox 4San Francisco 6, Seattle 5AMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 4, Houston 2Kansas City 8, Cleveland 6Toronto 2, NY Yankees 1Texas 7 LA Angels 1Houston 5, Oakland 4NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 8, Atlanta 0Chi Cubs 3, Cincinnati 0San Diego 14, Colorado 5LA Dodgers 10, Arizona 9 (10)NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMiami 103, Milwaukee 94 (Miami wins series 4-1)LA Lakers 112, Houston 102 (LA leads series 2-1)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSVegas 3, Dallas 0 (Series tied 1-1)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONLos Angeles 96, New York 70Washington 89, Minnesota 86Las Vegas 92, Indiana 86Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. September 9, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/8/20 Written by Beau Lund
OUSU has released an official statement condemning the Home Secretary Theresa May’s recent calls for non-EU international students to be sent home following the conclusion of their studies.The statement, which is signed by OUSU President Louis Trup and OUSU Vice President for Graduates Yasser Bhatti, explains that the proposals would not, “help the government’s immigration caps or the companies wishing to make use of top graduates”.It goes on to add that, “We believe that international students should be made to feel welcome in the UK, and this attempt to pander to immigration scaremongerers serves no purpose, except to further alienate international students from the British educational community and reduce the potential for them to contribute to the UK economy”.The proposals, put forward this week, are designed to help the government “move towards zero net student migration” in the coming years. If put in place, non-EU students would have to return to their home countries before applying for permission to work in the UK.Trup also took to Twitter to refer to the plans as a “silly idea”.Check this statement from me and @OUSU_Grads about Theresa May’s silly idea: http://t.co/qsvpe8VChD— Louis ‘OUSU’ Trup (@OUSU_Pres) December 22, 2014One Oxford student told Cherwell “I’m fully behind OUSU on this one. May’s ideas just don’t stand up to any sort of logic. Everyone’s set to lose out if this goes through.”Meanwhile, Anu Oyefesobi, a third-year classicist from the United States, commented, “It’s absolutely ridiculous, especially considering the amount of money international students bring to the UK economy every year. If the Conservatives feel immigration is an issue, cracking down on highly skilled migrants really is not the way to fix anything. “Even in the US, where plenty of Republicans are always all about stopping immigration, no one ever attempts to stem the influx of educated immigrants. If anything, it’s been a recent worry that the US doesn’t attract enough. Also, the UK really needs them, considering the fact that something like 20 per cent of NHS doctors aren’t even British. So good luck with that if she succeeds.”Arnav Chaube, a first-year Maths student from India, highlighted the potential financial problems with the proposal. “I‘m paying much more for education in the UK than an average UK student (about £22,700 for tuition annually),” he pointed out, “and much more than that I would pay in India. So if I were to go and work in India after graduation, I would earn an average Indian salary, which is significantly lower due to cheaper living expenses etc., making it impossible for me to pay back my loans.”Conservative sources, however, have since attempted to justify the move. “Making sure immigrants leave Britain at the end of their visa is as important a part of running a fair and efficient immigration system as controlling who comes here in the first place,” one party official claimed in The Sunday Times.OUSU’s statement follows the Vice-Chancellor’s remarks in October criticising the government’s position towards international students. Professor Andrew Hamilton had said that visa controls would be “harmful” and “hostile to student entry”.
IndianaLocalNews A 41-year-old man died after a shooting in Elkhart.Officers were called to the area of 6th and Concord around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, where they found the victim, Rochad Washington.He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.His death has been ruled a homicide.Anybody with information is asked to contact the Elkhart County Homicide Unit. By Jon Zimney – December 22, 2020 0 602 Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Man, 41, shot and killed in Elkhart WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleIndiana Supreme Court refuses to hear Alyssa Shepherd appealNext articleElkhat Mayor Roberson delivers State Of The City address Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
I welcome this next step and the further consultation with communities. The scheme will help to improve journey times for local people, businesses and visitors and we know from previous public engagement that there is strong support locally to improve this stretch of the A30. This project will build upon the excellent working relationship that we have with Highways England and I encourage people to take this opportunity to view the proposals and discuss them with the Highways England design team. We recognise the strategic importance of improving this section of the A30 in helping to unlock economic growth in Cornwall and the whole of the region. We look forward to sharing our plans with local stakeholders, businesses and the community, full details of the proposals will be made available when we launch the consultation and we welcome all feedback. The scheme offers a number of benefits to the area – as well as boosting the area’s economy, upgrading this stretch of the A30 is vital to improving motorists’ journeys, cutting congestion, improving safety and connecting local communities. Public consultation events, offering people the chance to see the proposals and meet with members of the project team, will be held at the following: County Hall, Truro Truro Community Library St Agnes Library Perranporth Library Redruth Library Newquay Library After the opening of the Cornwall Council-led A30 Temple to Higher Carblake dualling scheme last summer, Highways England is proposing to upgrade the eight-mile Chiverton to Carland Cross section, which will offer drivers more than 100 miles of dual carriageway between the M5 and Camborne in Cornwall.The cost of developing the scheme is being partly funded by an £8 million contribution from the European Regional Development Fund. The remainder of the cost of developing and delivering the scheme will be funded by central Government.Cllr Geoff Brown, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Cornwall Council added: Friday, 2 February – St Erme Community Centre, near Truro TR4 9AP, 2pm-8pm Wednesday, 7 February – Blackwater Village Hall, Blackwater TR4 8ET, 2pm-8pm Thursday, 8 February – Perranporth Methodist Chapel, Boscawen Road, Perranporth TR6 0EW, 10am-4pm Saturday, 10 February – New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY, 11am-5pm Monday, 12 February – Victory Hall, Indian Queens, St Columb TR9 6PP, 2pm-8pm Tuesday, 13 February – Shortlanesend Village Hall, School Hill, Shortlanesend TR4 9DU, 2pm-8pm Wednesday, 14 February – St Michael the Archangel Church, Newquay TR7 1RA, 2pm-8pm Highways England announced the preferred route for the £290 million improvement scheme, part of the Government’s £15 billion Road Investment Strategy, in July last year.The improvement to the eight-mile stretch will help to improve journey times for residents, businesses and visitors, as well as unlocking one of the last bottlenecks in Cornwall.And since the preferred route was announced, Highways England has been working with landowners along the route to develop the design of the scheme, the details of which will be announced when consultation starts on Monday, 29 January.Josh Hodder, Project Manager for Highways England, said: More details will be available on the scheme website from Monday, 29 January.Following consultation, the scheme will then progress through the formal planning process and, subject to statutory approval under the 2008 Planning Act and the Secretary of State, construction is planned to start in spring 2020.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. And information will also be available to view, from 29 January to 12 March, at the following local information points:
Roger Waters is currently on a massive “Us+Them” tour, just completing a two-night stop at Chicago’s United Center. On Sunday night, during the show’s encore, the Pink Floyd bassist welcomed Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for a set-closing “Comfortably Numb.” Amidst the lasers and over-the-top production, Vedder contributed his career-shaping vocals to the chorus of The Wall classic, and even jammed along on an acoustic guitar during the solo.Thanks to zepcowboy, you can watch the full performance on YouTube below:The last time these two shared a stage was the 12-12-12 concert benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy, Consequence of Sound notes. What a wonderful world to live in that experiences like these are possible, when the worlds of Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam collide.Roger Waters will resume his 61-show tour on Wednesday in St. Paul, MN at the Xcel Energy Center. Information about his tour dates can be found here.
The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. This is part of a series called Focal Point, in which we ask a range of Harvard faculty members to answer the same question.Focal PointAnthony JackQuestion: If you were to write a letter to your students, what would you want them to know?Never, ever be afraid to ask for help. This is not something that I say just to say it. Life has a way of making you practice what you preach. It is not always easy, but, for me, it is always necessary.At 11:43 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2015, I sent an email. And it changed my life.I had been sitting at my desk in Mather House, where I was a resident tutor, for about two hours drafting and redrafting a letter. It was a note to William Julius Wilson, my adviser. By my last year in graduate school, we had had plenty of meetings, both serious and fun, and worked on different projects, but this email felt different. I needed his help to realize a dream I dared to have: becoming a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Three years to work on “The Privileged Poor” and to be immersed in an interdisciplinary community of really smart people, what could be better?The hurdle: You have to be nominated before you can apply. In an overly wordy email, I asked Bill if he would nominate me. Verbalizing this dream made it really real. I finally hit send. In what felt like an age, even though it was only a couple of hours later, I got a reply. “I would be happy to write a letter for you.”I was invited to apply; I interviewed; and I was ultimately invited to join the society.We need to recast what it means to ask for help. It is not just about assistance on an assignment or an extension on a paper. It is an invaluable tool in one’s toolkit. Too many people are taught to see asking for help as a sign of weakness, of unpreparedness, or worse, that one does not belong because he or she cannot hack it alone. It inspires imposter syndrome in some, mistaking the need to ask for any kind of help as indication that a mistake was made and that you should not be here. Many liken it to something remedial. They have it wrong. “Enlisting the support or guidance of others is also a skill that must be honed. You will often need to knock on 20 doors before the first will open. But when it does, it can be transformative.” Related Professor’s book explores the struggles of low-income students at elite schools Toward a path less riddled Rethinking inclusion Help-seeking is a mark of strength. I see it as a sign that you are wise enough to know that you are approaching the edge of your own understanding about something or about to embark upon a path that is better (and more effectively) charted with company than alone. Seeking out such support is how you secure the bag.No one does anything all on their own. Writers have editors. Scientists have collaborators. Artists have workshops. Athletes have coaches. And we all had, have, and will continue to have teachers who guide us along the way. Let’s face it, the story of the “self-made, solo star” is as big a myth as meritocracy and the boogey man.But seriously, enlisting the support or guidance of others is also a skill that must be honed. You will often need to knock on 20 doors before the first will open. But when it does, it can be transformative. Unfortunately, not all of us hear this message. Many of us, especially those of us who are the first in our families to go to college and/or are from lower-income backgrounds, are often taught “not to bother people” when we get to school. “Just keep your head down and do good work if you want to be noticed,” we hear from dedicated family members who want the best for us. We’ve heard this so often that sometimes there is a tension we feel between heeding the advice of those who worked and sacrificed to get us to College and working with the new folks who want us to come to office hours soon after we walk through the College gates. Loved ones are not wrong, per se; after all, it is how they keep their jobs and sometimes get promoted: by not being the person who raises a fuss.But the rules are different in college and graduate school. Making oneself — and one’s needs — known is part of the hidden curriculum, that system of unwritten rules and unspoken expectations. Yes, there is more work to be done in demystifying the hidden curriculum. And I for one am committed to pushing universities to question what they take for granted about what students know and what they can afford. But in the interim, understand that this is the reality. Share this revelation with your family or support network rather than omit it from those phone calls that bridge home and Harvard, even if only for a minute. It will help you align what is expected of you at School with the advice you get from outside the gates.I know that growth can be painful, so I’ll end with this: Therapy is affirming. It is not just to help you through the bad times, for too often believing the good is just as hard. It is about investing in oneself and being ready for what life has in store for us.Never, ever be afraid to ask for help.— Anthony JackAssistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of EducationJunior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows Anthony Abraham Jack has left a mark on campus life
The importance of transforming IT to thrive in today’s digital economy was a key theme at VMworld 2018 that concluded last week. We are hand in glove with our customers in their IT transformation journey. Our high end storage portfolio of Dell EMC PowerMax and XtremIO is helping customers to modernize their data centers, automate their IT processes and transform organizational dynamics. We saw several evidence of this IT transformation in our numerous customer interactions during breakout sessions, meetings and Solutions Exchange conversations at VMworld.In his keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger highlighted the needs of bridging across silos of innovation with the help of emerging tech super-powers of cloud, mobile, AI/ML, and IoT/edge. Powered by a built-in Machine Learning engine, PowerMax bridges the needs of traditional enterprise applications of today and real-time analytics-driven modern application workloads of tomorrow by automatically learning from the shifting workload patterns. This powerful, future-proof next-generation storage architecture delivers the quintessential high performance and extremely low latency required for these rapidly evolving mixed-workload environments in an end-to-end NVMe storage design.Launched in early May, PowerMax is already making significant impact in our customers’ IT transformation journey. Rackspace, the world’s largest multi-cloud managed service provider, expects to empower their customers with cloud-like control in a multi-cloud managed environment, simplify their IT infrastructure management, gain efficiencies in power and cooling with a much reduced data center footprint, and vastly lower operational expense. Check out the discussions of Sean Wedige, CTO of Enterprise Solutions at Rackspace, and our rock-star VMworld presenter, Scott Delandy (@scottdelandy) here.The other star of our high-end storage portfolio is XtremIO, the purpose-built all-flash array designed from the ground up to take advantage of the flash media. Its content-based addressing mechanism and 100% in-memory metadata architecture lead to excellent inline, all the time data reduction efficiencies coupled with industry’s unique integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) solutions. And the proof is in the pudding!VMware IT’s Cloud Infrastructure team is leveraging XtremIO X2 for their virtualized SAP HANA environment. They tested cloning a 2TB VM on traditional storage – it took 2.5 hours. In contrast, XtremIO X2 performed the same cloning task in 90 seconds! VMware IT meets their 140TB of SAP HANA storage capacity requirement with only 40TB of physical capacity from XtremIO X2 – a 3.5:1.0 data reduction ration. Their 1.2PB of ESXi production storage capacity requirement can be met with 280TB of XtremIO X2 physical storage. To put that in perspective, VMware’s 3 rows of storage footprint can be reduced to 3 racks of storage, and they can enjoy significant power and cooling as well as OpEx savings. VMware’s Kandy O’Mara discusses the benefits they are seeing is this video.Dell EMC CloudIQ, a key part of the Dell EMC Cloud Marketplace announcement at VMworld, is like a fitness tracker for your storage environment. With this cloud-based storage analytics system, you can get access to the status of your PowerMax and XtremIO systems from wherever you are and whenever you need it. With the Dell EMC Future-Proof Loyalty Program, you get peace of mind with no hidden costs or fees, invest protection lowering the risk of your investment, and most importantly, a path forward to your digital world fueled by modern IT infrastructure future.So how does the world of PowerMax, XtremIO, CloudIQ and Future-Proof fit together in your VMware-powered IT environment? Check out my interview with theCUBE at VMworld.
MGN Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Two new COVID-19 deaths and 43 new cases of the virus were reported in Cattaraugus County over the weekend.The County Health Department says the 37th death involved a 90-year-old man and the 38th death a 73-year-old woman; both who developed respiratory failure.This this the 10th and 11th COVID-related death this month in the county.Additionally, 22 new cases of the virus were reported on Saturday and 18 on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases to 617. The seven-day average infection rate is 6.8 percent with 35 people hospitalized.Since the pandemic began 2,028 total cases have been reported with 1,371 recovering. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Wind farms in Brazil’s Northeast generated 8,247 MW this past Sunday, breaking the region’s record for daily generation, the National Wind Energy Association Abeeolica announced on Tuesday.The volume produced by the wind farms was enough to supply approximately 98% of the homes in the whole region. The previous record was 7,775 MW, registered on July 14, according to data from Brazil’s National Electric System Operator (ONS).Abeeolica’s president, Elbia Gannoum, noted that there typically is lower demand on a Sunday, but also mentioned that the generation growth in the country has kept its momentum. “On business days, with higher demand, we have already had generation records with load handling of more than 70% of the Northeast in the daily average,” Gannoum said.Recently, the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) announced that the country’s wind power capacity has increased by 19.8% year-on-year to 13,180.7 MW at the end of the first half of 2018.More: Brazil generates 8.25 GW of wind power in a day, breaks record Wind generation hits record level in Brazil