RIP: Former Western New York Bishop David C. Bowman

first_img [Episcopal Diocese of Ohio] The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, ninth bishop of Western New York and assisting bishop of Ohio, died on July 10 in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 82, shortly following a stroke.Born on November 15, 1932 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Bishop Bowman was raised in Canton, Ohio, where he attended Canton Lincoln High school, and graduated from Ohio University in 1955. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, he attended the Virginia Theological Seminary, where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1960. He was ordained to the diaconate in June and to the priesthood in December of that year.From 1960 to 1963 he served as Assistant Rector at the Church of the Epiphany in Euclid, Ohio, where he met his wife, Nancy. He was then vicar of St. Andrew’s in North Grafton, Massachusetts, from 1963 to 1966; rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Canfield, Ohio, from 1967 to 1973; rector of St. James’ Church, Painesville, Ohio, from 1973 to 1980; and rector of Trinity Church in Toledo, Ohio, from 1980 to 1986, from where he was elected fishop of Western New York.Upon his retirement in 1999, the Bowmans moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, where he served for a year as interim dean of Trinity Cathedral, followed by a year as interim bishop of Central New York, while that diocese moved through the process to elect a new bishop. In 2003 he served a year as assisting bishop of Ohio, after which was the interim Dean and President of Seabury Western Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. For the last ten years he has served actively as one of the assisting bishops of the Diocese of Ohio.Bishop Bowman spent summers in Rangeley, Maine, at the family’s lakeside camp, where he loved to sail, play tennis, and play the banjo and string bass.He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lou Betts Bowman, whom he married in 1962, and their three children, Ann of Cleveland, Ohio, William (Georgine) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sarah Bowman Workman (Jason) of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as two granddaughters, Abigail Bowman and Lucy Workman, and his brother, Richard of Boulder, Colorado.Burial service and reception were held July 18 Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland. 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The Lantern / Fraher Architects

first_imgThe Lantern / Fraher ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Lantern / Fraher Architects Area: 298 m² Area: 298 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Photographs CopyAbout this officeFraher ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on May 23, 2015Cite: “The Lantern / Fraher Architects” 23 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?灯笼住宅 / Fraher Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineer: United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Constant Design Ltd CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom Year: 2015center_img Contractor: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse+ 17 Share Architects: Fraher Architects Area Area of this architecture project The Lantern / Fraher Architects Shipshape Construction Year: Projects Joinery:Fraher and CoCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling Panels‘The Lantern’ project involved the complete basement, ground and first floor extension and refurbishment of a Locally Listed Residential Building in South West London. The Client asked us to transform the existing building into a series of spaces that had a strong reference to Eastern Design influences whilst manipulating daylight and threshold conditions.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseAll the existing floors and walls were removed with the building being stripped back to the existing external walls. The building was essentially rebuilt from the inside out, as well as being extended down and outwards.Save this picture!First Floor PlanA feature American Black Walnut staircase wraps itself up through the building, connecting the habitable spaces through its tree like presence. Half landings, internal openings and unusual apertures encourage the notion of creating internal courtyards of living spaces that are all strongly connected to one another. At the top of the house sits a roof top study for the client, over-looking the four storey central staircase. At the bottom of the staircase the tree like form wraps itself onto the ceiling of the basement rooms
as the roots of the staircase in plywood ribbons, thus connecting this vertical building thematically as well as spatially.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseThe planning process was complex for this building due to the sensitive nature of the site (building of townscape merit), leading to months of negotiations with the
local planning department eventually agreeing with a limit in place to the height of the extension. The brick cladding pays respect to the existing building, whilst be separated away from the historic fabric of the building by a glass slice.Save this picture!SectionThe robust sustainability strategy for the building integrates an MVHR system, internal thermal insulation lining, replacement double glazed fenestration, air tight application and increased glazing to benefit from passive solar gain. As such the existing building’s carbon footprint has been dramatically lowered.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseAll the joinery for the project was designed to compliment the design approach for the building. Materials used were natural where possible, with
the presence of timber central to the design of the bespoke cabinetry. Elements float, nestle into recesses and reference back to the staircase. As you climb the building, the joinery and finishes become lighter to reflect the transition towards the sky. This is capped off with the study at the top of the building, where the joinery is darker to reflect the ‘tree house nature,’ of the room. All the joinery was designed, fabricated and installed by Fraher Architect’s sister company (Fraher and Co).Project gallerySee allShow lessSantiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences Stars in Disney’s “Tomorrowland”Architecture NewsJaquet Droz Swiss Watch Manufactory / atelier oïSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” photographs: Jack HobhousePhotographs: Jack Hobhouselast_img read more

Election Defenders: call to action

first_imgElection Defenders: Call to Action:With the stakes being as high as they are, voter suppression already more rampant than ever, and the nationalist right emboldened by conspiracy theorists and the president himself, we can’t depend on anyone else ensuring people are able to vote freely and safely.Election Defenders will be working to provide safe supports for voting (such as Personal Protection Equipment and water), and election and voter defense, de-escalating right-wing intimidation tactics and signaling to a network of groups and lawyers if and where trouble breaks out.These trainings will cover different areas each week, so we are asking everyone to attend all four trainings or email to request a video of training. (See Poll MonitoringBystander TrainingDe-escalationDirect Action 101Combating DisinformationFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent investigation into the fatal shooting of a reporter covering clashes between rival factions of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League. Those responsible must be brought to justice, and the ruling party’s leadership must ensure respect for the media’s work, RSF said. RSF_en May 19, 2021 Find out more Borhan Uddin Muzakkir died of his injuries on 20 February, 2021 (photo: collected). RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Help by sharing this information News News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention “It is completely unacceptable for Borhan Muzakkir to have been the collateral victim of political tension within the Awami League,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge the Companiganj police to make every effort to identify the person or persons responsible for this fatal shooting and bring them to justice. We also call on Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader to ensure that his party’s activists respect the work of journalists during their meetings.” Borhan Uddin Muzakkir, a reporter for the Bangla Samachar daily newspaper and the news website, sustained a gunshot injury to the neck while covering fighting between the rival factions on the evening of 19 February in Companiganj, located on the Bay of Bengal, 200 km southeast of Dhaka. He died of his injuries the next day. January 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladesh is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Ten journalists were physically attacked by Awami League activists while covering municipal elections in the capital, Dhaka, just over a year ago, on 1 February 2020. Two of them, Mostafizur Rahman Suman and Zisad Ikbal, had to be hospitalized with serious injuries. February 22, 2021 Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Receive email alerts Organisation February 26, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Bangladesh: Rohingya photographer charged after covering Rohingya refugee transfer Newslast_img read more

WTO members urged to oppose a new wave of Chinese media restrictions

first_img News Organisation Newly-adopted regulations curbing the liberalisation of the news media are contrary to the principles of the World Trade Organisation, which China joined in 2001. Reporters Without Borders calls on WTO member states to take up this issue and get China to put an end to its excessive controls over the media. ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states to oppose a series of restrictive measures just adopted by the Chinese government which are a complete violation of WTO principles and will jeopardise the liberalisation and development of the Chinese media. China joined the WTO in 2001.”The credibility of China’s integration into the WTO requires a change in its policies towards the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on member countries, especially the United States, which President Hu Jintao is visiting this month, to raise this crucial issue within the WTO.”The press freedom organisation added: “The media sector should be included in the next session of Doha round negotiations. This reinforcement of protectionism by China is clearly aimed at increasing control of media content and is a new violation of press freedom.”The official news agency Xinhua confirmed yesterday that the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) is going to step up its controls over “illegal foreign publications” and freeze the granting of publishing licences to joint ventures in the media sector. According to the authorities, “non-accredited journalists” have started up news media that are disrupting the market and having a “negative impact on the population.”Alluding to such publications as China Art Circle in Hebei province and China News in Kiangsu province, the GAPP said several newspaper and magazines have been closed down this year for “illegal activities.” The GAPP branch in Heilongjiang also reportedly closed the offices of the Hong Kong-registered newspaper China Business on 16 March. According to Xinhua, the people who ran these illegal publications and a false press card distribution ring will be prosecuted. The authorities have not said if journalists have been arrested.These measures have served to confirm the government’s policy of no longer granting licences to magazines financed by foreign press groups. Previously, foreign media companies that wanted to get into the Chinese market could do so by joining up with local companies. Scientific and technological publications are not affected by the new rules.Some magazines that are already publishing a Chinese version such as Elle, Newsweek and FHM should not be affected by the new rules either. But the Shanghai-based company that was bringing out a Chinese version of the music magazine Rolling Stone was ordered to cease its activities in March. The GAPP’s new policy aims both to boost the foreign sales of Chinese magazines and to reduce the influx of foreign publications, reflecting a concern about their impact on the Chinese public.The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) meanwhile ordered Chinese TV stations on 11 April not to use the footage offered by international news agencies, accusing them of “corrupting public opinion.” The Chinese TV stations are to use only images produced or approved by authorised Chinese agencies, especially the CCTV. The SARFT went on to accuse “certain international news agencies of selling images with clearly political intentions” and called for more “political discipline.”The regulations date back to 2002 but had been adhered to less and less by TV stations. Three Shanghai TV stations, for example, had been using AP and Reuters footage in recent years. The regulations run counter to China’s pledges to the WTO (in November 2001 documents) to open its market in broadcasting services.The SARFT also announced that local authorities would be required to verify the content of TV series. Scripts will have to be approved every month to prevent “errors” of a political and historical nature.This new regulation follows a ban on a programme called “Supergirl” on Hunan provincial television, which was inspired by “Star Academy” and which allowed viewers to vote for the candidate of their choice. China Daily said it illustrated “the perversions of an unprepared democracy.” April 14, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 WTO members urged to oppose a new wave of Chinese media restrictions Follow the news on China to go further News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

JPL’s Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The artist concept depicts “multiple-transiting planet systems,” which are stars with more than one planet. Photo credit: NASA JPL’s Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a significant increase in the number of known small-sized planets more akin to Earth than previously identified exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system.“The Kepler team continues to amaze and excite us with their planet-hunting results,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for JPL’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “That these new planets and solar systems look somewhat like our own, portends a great future when we have the James Webb Space Telescope in space to characterize the new worlds.”Since the discovery of the first planets outside our solar system roughly two decades ago, verification has been a laborious planet-by-planet process. Now, scientists have a statistical technique that can be applied to many planets at once when they are found in systems that harbor more than one planet around the same star.To verify this bounty of planets, a research team co-led by Jack Lissauer, planetary scientist at JPL’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., analyzed stars with more than one potential planet, all of which were detected in the first two years of Kepler’s observations — May 2009 to March 2011.The research team used a technique called verification by multiplicity, which relies in part on the logic of probability. Kepler observes 150,000 stars, and has found a few thousand of those to have planet candidates. If the candidates were randomly distributed among Kepler’s stars, only a handful would have more than one planet candidate. However, Kepler observed hundreds of stars that have multiple planet candidates. Through a careful study of this sample, these 715 new planets were verified.This method can be likened to the behavior we know of lions and lionesses. In our imaginary savannah, the lions are the Kepler stars and the lionesses are the planet candidates. The lionesses would sometimes be observed grouped together whereas lions tend to roam on their own. If you see two lions it could be a lion and a lioness or it could be two lions. But if more than two large felines are gathered, then it is very likely to be a lion and his pride. Thus, through multiplicity the lioness can be reliably identified in much the same way multiple planet candidates can be found around the same star.“Four years ago, Kepler began a string of announcements of first hundreds, then thousands, of planet candidates –but they were only candidate worlds,” said Lissauer. “We’ve now developed a process to verify multiple planet candidates in bulk to deliver planets wholesale, and have used it to unveil a veritable bonanza of new worlds.”These multiple-planet systems are fertile grounds for studying individual planets and the configuration of planetary neighborhoods. This provides clues to planet formation.Four of these new planets are less than 2.5 times the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s habitable zone, defined as the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet may be suitable for life-giving liquid water.One of these new habitable-zone planets, called Kepler-296f, orbits a star half the size and 5 percent as bright as our sun. Kepler-296f is twice the size of Earth, but scientists do not know whether the planet is a gaseous world, with a thick hydrogen-helium envelope, or it is a water world surrounded by a deep ocean.“From this study we learn planets in these multi-systems are small and their orbits are flat and circular — resembling pancakes — not your classical view of an atom,” said Jason Rowe, research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., and co-leader of the research. “The more we explore the more we find familiar traces of ourselves amongst the stars that remind us of home.”This latest discovery brings the confirmed count of planets outside our solar system to nearly 1,700. As we continue to reach toward the stars, each discovery brings us one step closer to a more accurate understanding of our place in the galaxy.Launched in March 2009, Kepler is the first NASA mission to find potentially habitable Earth-size planets. Discoveries include more than 3,600 planet candidates, of which 961 have been verified as bona-fide worlds.The findings papers will be published March 10 in The Astrophysical Journal and are available for download at: is responsible for the Kepler mission concept, ground system development, mission operations and science data analysis. JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., managed Kepler mission development. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., developed the Kepler flight system and supports mission operations with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore archives, hosts and distributes Kepler science data. Kepler is JPL’s 10th Discovery Mission and was funded by the agency’s Science Mission Directorate. The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.For more information about the Kepler space telescope, visit Community News center column 4 JPL’s Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 2:05 pm 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Parents Report: How to Raise an Athlete

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Not everyone believes speed can be taught. But I’ve seen it,” says Dozois.He mentions how his son, who played soccer from ages 6 to 13, stopped playing when puberty hit and he “turned slow.”“Who wants to be bad at something when everyone is watching?” Dozois empathizes. “Some kids are so naturally good. It’s hard to compete.“At a younger age, if kids have the long-term goal of being an athlete, they need to feel self-confident in their sport to stay with it.“They just need to learn this stuff.”The next season, his own son became one of the fastest players on the team, if not the most skilled.The Parisi Speed School in Pasadena has about 100 students, ages seven through 18, and designs programs based on members’ needs.It’s located inside Breakthru Fitness, a full health center with a performance room with turf, which operates from 5 a.m. till 9 p.m.“The adults love the turf,” says Dozois. “Former athletes that like to train like athletes come here and use body weights, kettlebells, ropes and TRX Suspension Trainers. We appeal to people who don’t just want to use machines like the bench press.”Breakthru Fitness offers more than 120 classes, from body sculpting to indoor cycling and adult turf training. They also have an 8-week weight-loss program.“We’re somewhere between the big gyms and the niche studios; we’re big but specialized.”For more information, contact Breakthru Fitness at (626) 396-1700 or go to Or drop by the studio located at 345 South Lake Avenue, Suite 201, in Pasadena. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sports Parents Report: How to Raise an Athlete By LINDA MOONEY Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:37 am Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Programme of events launched for Donegal Connect

first_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Programme of events launched for Donegal Connect Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – July 25, 2019 Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Previous articleInvestigation continuing after Finn Park vandalisedNext article“The backstop must go” – Johnson News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The full Donegal Connect programme has been formally launched.45 events will take place over 10 days from September 27th to October 06th across the county.Central to the eight week promotional campaign will be a #lovedonegal Twitter day on August 14th.Picture – Left to Right: Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely, Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Programme Manager for Wild Atlantic Way, Failte Ireland, Joan Crawford, DCC Director of Service, Garry Martin, and chief executive of Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Michael Tunney.*****************************Press release in full -Donegal Connect launch 10-day Events ProgrammeDonegal Connect has launched the Programme for their 10 days of events running from September 27th – October 06th across the county. The programme covers over 45 events and it was launched at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny yesterday evening. The launch unveiled details of an 8-week promotional campaign aimed at capturing lots of attention for the events worldwide. “We will be staging a #lovedonegal Twitter day on 14th August, asking everyone with Donegal connections to tell us what they love about our county,” said Michael Tunney of Donegal LEO – a leading partner in the project.“We’ll be calling on our high-profile Donegal Connect ambassadors like Sarah Jessica Parker, Packie Bonner and others to support the Twitter day, so we are confident this will help us reach even more people.”“We will also be launching a short video competition on social media, which is for everyone – you don’t have to be a professional to enter. We want to harness the talent and creativity of ordinary people in how they portray Donegal in 20 seconds or less. And we want and to share their vision of Donegal and their pride in our county, to create an online global buzz.”“But none of this would be possible with the funding and support we have received from Fáilte Ireland under the Global Irish Initiative,” said Michael. “The Donegal Connect project is extremely grateful that we now have this chance to extend our reach across the world.”Programme DetailsThe programme of events was officially launched by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan. “Donegal Connect aims to entice all those with Donegal roots home to visit, to work, to retire, to invest, or to start a business,” said Cllr Crossan. “So the programme will have something for everyone and will showcase just how much we have to offer here. Full details are on”Feast for the SensesSpeaking at the launch, Cllr Crossan said music highlights for Donegal Connect include Altan and Christy Moore. “We will have a feast for the senses with a spectacular LUXE carnival, plus art exhibitions on Gaeltacht life, and women & emigration. And Donegal Food Coast events will offer a real taste of our local seafood and produce, and culinary skills.”“If you want to explore your Donegal roots, then there are workshops in how to trace your genealogy and clan gatherings. Get outdoors with walks, tours, Gaelic football, golf, island trips and a half marathon. There will be family fun, poetry, songs and choirs. Lá na Gaeltachta will highlight our rich Gaeltacht heritage and its future growth.”“So, there are lots of reasons for you to come along to our events and to invite family and friends to join us,” said Cllr Crossan.Focus on Business and Growth“But Donegal Connect is also about creating opportunities for economic growth,” Council Chief Executive, Seamus Neely, told the launch. “Special events will explore business and investment opportunities. We will also have a focus on education and career development, showcasing what local employers have to offer. And the programme includes networking events and workshops on the practicalities of relocating or returning to Donegal.”Donegal Connect is about creating a global network of those with Donegal roots or connections, said the chief executive. “It’s about giving this Diaspora a chance to ‘connect’ with Donegal and with one another for the benefit of all of us. By connecting with our Diaspora, we want to create new opportunities for our county – investment, business development and job opportunities.”Special Offers for Donegal Connect“If friends or family are coming home for Donegal Connect, let them know there’s a range of travel offers available, said Garry Martin, Director of Service with Donegal County Council. “These include discounts on US flights – which have now been extended to the end of August for booking.”Garry says there are fly-break packages from Glasgow and Dublin. “There is also a Vouchers book of special offers for Donegal Connect, which cover discounts on accommodation, attractions and activities.” You can download your own Vouchers Book from the website here:Book Now for Donegal ConnectTo find out more or to book events, go to email [email protected] or call +353 74 9160735 for information. 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Geochronology and geochemistry of pre-Jurassic superterranes in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica

first_imgMarie Byrd Land, Antarctica, is a major part of the proto-Pacific supercontinental margin. On the basis of new geochronological and geochemical data relating to its pre-Jurassic evolution, Marie Byrd Land is subdivided into western or interior (“Ross”) and eastern or exterior (“Amundsen”) provinces, equivalent to two superterranes in New Zealand. The Ross province is characterized by Cambrian? metagraywackes and I-type orthogneiss dated at 505±5 Ma by U-Pb SHRIMP (Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe). Its magmatic record consists of Devonian-Carboniferous (375±5 Ma and circa 339±6 Ma), predominantly I-type granitoids, and further minor granitic magmatism in Permo-Triassic times. This Paleozoic history is comparable to that of the Gondwana margin in northern Victoria Land, western New Zealand, and SE Australia. The Amundsen province has no observed Paleozoic graywacke succession; evidence from Rb-Sr and U-Pb SHRIMP dating supports calc-alkaline granitoid events in Ordovician/Silurian (450–420 Ma) and Permian (276±2 Ma) times. The latter may be the previously unknown source of Permian volcanic detritus in the Ellsworth and Transantarctic mountains. The Amundsen province is considered to be the equivalent of the Median Tectonic Zone of New Zealand, and arc magmatism of comparable ages is found in the Antarctic Peninsula and Thurston Island. The underlying lithosphere of the two provinces may be distinguished by Nd isotope data; granitoids and metasedimentary rocks of the Ross province have Meso-Proterozoic Nd model ages, generally 1300–1500 Ma, compared to 1000–1300 Ma for the Amundsen province. On the basis of published palaeomagnetic data, the two provinces amalgamated to form Marie Byrd Land in mid-Cretaceous times, only shortly before rifting of the New Zealand continental block away from Antarctica.last_img read more

News story: Ethical principles to guide police facial recognition trials

first_imgIn a letter of May 2018, the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) policy sponsor, Alex Macdonald, asked the group to consider police use of facial recognition systems. In response, the BFEG commissioned this report which outlines a framework of ethical principles that should be taken into consideration when developing policy on the use of live facial recognition technology for policing purposes and when designing trials of the technology.The framework identifies nine key ethical areas that should be considered when designing policy and deploying technology. These include consideration of the public interest, necessity and proportionality of any proposed uses.This report was authored by the Facial Recognition Working Group of the BFEG.The members of the group were Professor Nina Hallowell, Professor Louise Amoore, Professor Simon Caney and Dr Peter Waggett. The group was chaired by Professor Hallowell. The report was approved by the main committee.The BFEG will continue to monitor development in this field and will advise Home Office ministers as appropriate.last_img read more