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Fire and ice: unravelling the climatic and volcanic history of James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgBack in the mid-nineteenth century British explorer James Clark Ross took his ships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, farther south than anyone else had been. He now lends his name to James Ross Island, a part-volcanic edifice that rises out of the sea off the north-east tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The island records a geological history dating back to the Cretaceous, though its great peaks are volcanic. The most recent rocks of the island record a monumental struggle between fire and ice, the volcanoes, and the ice sheets that cover them. The glacigenic sediments that are interspersed with the volcanic rocks contain rich fossil assemblages which suggest that at times, the climate was warmer, with the ice retreating. Their study may help us to delimit the patterns of climate change in the Antarctic Peninsula region as Earth’s global climate warms.last_img read more

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Buffalo Bills Clinch First AFC East Title Since 1995

first_imgShare: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) Image by Isaiah J. Downing / BuffaloBills.com. BUFFALO – Offense and defense shined for the Buffalo Bills, as they clinch the AFC East for the first time since 1995 with a 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos. Josh Allen threw two touchdowns in the first half and ran for another, and the defense got a score of its own to help Buffalo pick up the historic win in Denver, Colorado on Saturday.Buffalo started the scoring when Josh Allen connected with Dawson Knox late in the first quarter to give them a 7-0 lead.They extended that lead in the 2nd quarter when Allen carried it in himself on a 24-yard touchdown. It was Allen’s 25th career rushing TD, and it put the Bills in front 14-0.Allen followed that up with another touchdown pass, connecting with Jake Kumerow on a 22-yard strike.This was Kumerow’s first touchdown catch of the year, and he became the 13th player to catch a TD pass for the Bills this season.Buffalo’s defense allowed a Broncos touchdown late in the second to give the Bills a 21-13 halftime lead.That defense made up for it in the second half, though.After Allen scored again on a one-yard run, the defense forced a fumble from Drew Lock.Jerry Hughes scooped up the loose ball and returned it 21 yards for the score to make it 35-13.This was the second career touchdown for Hughes and his first since 2014.Buffalo only allowed one more touchdown on defense, and scored two field goals and one late touchdown run by Devin Singletary to secure the 48-19 win.Allen finished with 359 yards passing and two touchdowns through the air. He also ran for 33 yards and two touchdowns in the win.Buffalo’s record now sits at 11-3. They move on to face the New England Patriots in Foxboro next Sunday night at 8:20 p.m.last_img read more

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El Paso County Raceway gears up for busy 2016

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCALHAN, Colo. ­– Race fans, get ready for the non-stop action and hear the engines roar at El Paso County Raceway. This ¼-mile clay oval, located conveniently off of Highway 24 in the town of Calhan, offers fourteen races from April to September. It is most definitely the destination for Saturday night racing in the central Colorado region.The track races on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, with the exception of an event on Independence Day July 4 and the mid-week show featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in September.“This year we’re working with the Colorado Alliance which is a neat deal,” stated Joe Bellm, promoter of El Paso County Raceway. “Lamar Speedway, I-76 Speedway, and Phillips County Raceway are all on the same page and are consistent with their schedules.  Each track is going to get maximum car counts and that means our fan counts are going to be increase as well.”Regular classes include the IMCA SportMods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Compacts, Trucks, and Dwarf Cars. Colorado Alliance Tour 305 Sprint Cars and Modifieds, the RMMRA Midgets, Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints, and IMCA Modifieds are some of the many special divisions to visit the facility.“With IMCA that is such a great thing for these drivers,” continued Bellm. “It gives the locals a fighting chance to run for a state or regional title and even a national title if they wanted to. Also, Colorado Alliance Tour Sprints and Mods are going to be great thing for fans and drivers alike.  If you haven’t watched these guys in action you’re really missing out.”The first race for EPCR is Saturday, April 23.  The facility will be running a special where for just $5 you can watch some of the best racing the Rocky Mountain region has to offer.  Classes in action include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Compacts, Trucks, and Dwarf Cars.An additional event to mark on your calendars is the Wednesday Sept. 14 date when the World of Outlaws Sprint Series come to town for one night only.  It is the only time that you can see the World of Outlaw Sprint Car pilots in the state of Colorado all year long and the first time since 2005 that the “Greatest Show On Dirt” has paid a visit to the Centennial State.To order your reserve tickets be sure and click the link at dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=699&backurl=default.asp.  And because of this race El Paso County Raceway is undergoing some pretty big improvements.“Overall we’ll be spending quite a bit of money that we’re putting back into this facility,” Bellm said. “Improvements range from painting the buildings to the reconfiguration of the track.  We are going to make the track more racer-friendly and widen it out a bit. “Be sure and don’t miss a lap of the action at El Paso County Raceway this year.  For more information, log on to www.elpasocountyraceway.com or call the Track Hotline at (720)-404-0400.  Follow EPCR on your favorite mobile device by visiting Facebook and clicking “Like” on the fan page.last_img read more

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UKGC appoints David Pemberton as Chief Operating Officer

first_img Related Articles Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit David PembertonUpdating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of David Pemberton as the body’s new Chief Operating Officer.Pemberton is expected to join the UKGC’s leadership team at the end of June, and will be tasked with managing the regulator’s corporate services including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk.For the past 13-years Pemberton has acted as Executive Director of UK business network and non-profit organisation Business in the Community (BITC), helping relationships between community members and commercial enterprises.UKGC Chief Executive Sarah Harrison commented on the appointment of Pemberton: “I’m delighted to welcome David to the Commission’s executive team. He brings a wealth of expertise in leading change and developing corporate functions that are high performing and that deliver value for money.“This work is key to ensuring we have an organisation that is both effective and efficient as we deliver on our objectives to keep gambling fair, safe and free from crime.”Pemberton issued the following statement on joining UKGC’s leadership team“I’m very pleased to be joining the Gambling Commission. I am looking forward to contributing my experience to help shape the organisation’s skills, capabilities, structure and ways of working.“This is an exciting time to join the Commission as it increasingly focuses on putting the consumer at the heart of its work and I welcome the opportunity to play my part in that important work.’’last_img read more

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India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Cape Town: Live Cricket Streaming available on SonyLIV from 2 PM today

first_imgIndia will play South Africa and Sony Ten Network have the rights.You can watch Live Streaming of the 1st Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town on SonyLIV from 2:00 PM today.As for TV the match will shown live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD, in both English and Hindi.Match summary:Rain played spoilsport for the entire day and no play was possible on the third day of the series opener between South Africa and India at Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday.The decision was made soon after the second session was washed out as the weather forecast did not look promising for the rest of the evening.However, the good news is that the forecast is pretty clear for the remaining two days.There will be moisture developing under the surface as it has been covered for so long. South Africa would have probably thought of batting long and then give a big target to India. Now, with two days left and the pitch becoming a little soft, that plan would have got a setback.Strangely, there will be no early start over the remaining two days. Play will begin at 14.00 IST but 98 overs are scheduled to be bowled on both days with a 15 minute extension in each session.South Africa were set to resume their second innings on 65 for two, a lead of 142 on what is a lively wicket offering plenty of assistance to the seamers.Hashim Amla (four) and nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada (two) are the not out batsmen who will now wait until Monday to resume their innings, with no rain forecast for the remainder of the game.advertisementSouth Africa were bowled out for 286 in their first innings, before restricting India to 209 in reply.The home side have confirmed that fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss the remainder of the Test, and possibly the series, with a heel injury, leaving them with three seamers with which to bowl India out in the second innings if they are to win the match.The top two ranked teams are meeting in a three-Test series this month with matches in Pretoria and Johannesburg to come.last_img read more

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