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Authigenic smectite clay coats in CRP-3 drillcore, Victoria Land basin, Antarctica, as a possible indicator of fluid flow: a progress report

first_imgThe presence of authigenic smectite in the lower Oligocene sandstones of the Cape Roberts Project core CRP-3 from the Victoria Land Basin of Antarctica is confirmed by scanning electron, scanning-transmission electron, and lightmicroscopy. It was emplaced as a single generation of cement within the lower portion of the Oligocene section. This section has undergone no discernible compaction since cementation. Permeabilities measured on fifty core plugs show that the lower portion of the Oligocene (from 370-766 meters below sea floor) also has systematically higher values than sediment in uppermost CRP-3 and all ofCRP-2 and CRP-1. Three models for smectite authigenesis are considered as multiple working hypotheses to be tested: 1) Burial diagenesis with necessary components sourced from volcanogenic materials and heavy minerals within thedrilled sequence; 2) Precipitation from hydrothermal waters associated with possible igneous intrusion(s) andnearby faults; 3) Mobilization and injection of regionally compactive “thermobaric” fluids along a nearbyfault that bounds a major graben parallel to the Transantarctic Mountain Front. The preponderance of theavailable evidence and Occum’s Razor favors the first model, although special circumstances dictated by theposition of the drill site along a rapidly subsiding rift basin require that all three models be consideredequally until our analyses are complete.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 11/20

first_img Tags: Allie Bridges/American Leadership/Brennon Schweikart/girls basketball/Katie Larson/Manti Templars/Megan Edwards FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionMANTI, Utah-Lino Saez amassed 28 points and 10 rebounds on 13-16 shooting as the Layton Christian Eagles overpowered Manti 82-71 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Micah Petty added 19 points on 7-12 shooting for the Eagles, who shot 58.8 percent (30-51) for the game. In defeat, the Templars were paced by Travis Thomson who netted 19 points and 8 boards on 6-11 from the field. The Templars shot 58.1 percent for the game themselves. The game was tied 57-57 headed into the 4th Quarter before Layton Christian’s 25-14 surge in the stanza secured their thrilling victory.CASTLE DALE, Utah-Kyson Stilson’s 25 points led the way as the Emery Spartans edged Delta 61-57 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Derek Smith netted 30 points in the loss for the Rabbits.PANGUITCH, Utah-Acey Orton amassed 28 points as the Panguitch Bobcats routed Enterprise 65-47 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Carter Thomas led the Wolves in the loss with 14 points.PAROWAN, Utah-Krue Stubbs posted 17 points and 8 rebounds as the Parowan Rams got past Milford 40-34 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Alec Williams’ 12 points led the Tigers in defeat.COALVILLE, Utah-Hayes Monroe netted 18 points and Kael Myers added 17 more as the Millard Eagles edged North Summit 56-54 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Parker Brown had 13 points to pace the Braves in the loss.BEAVER, Utah-Ky Brown stepped up with 16 points and the Beaver Beavers got past Piute 46-43 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Kelby Jessen’s 7 points paced the Thunderbirds in defeat.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Trevin Morley led the way with 11 points and the North Sanpete Hawks dismantled Tintic 41-30 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Ryder Bigler had 12 points in the loss for the Miners.Girls BasketballNon-RegionMANTI, Utah-Katie Larson posted 13 points and 7 rebounds on 5-6 shooting as the Manti Templars routed American Leadership 60-23 in the season opener, making it a successful debut for new head coach Brennon Schweikart. Allie Bridges added 12 points on 4-7 shooting and 2-2 behind the arc for the Templars. Megan Edwards had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Eagles.PANGUITCH, Utah-Brittney Henrie amassed 27 points and six steals as the Panguitch Bobcats improved to 3-0 on the season with a 61-41 rout of Enterprise in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Ronnie Robinson had 12 points in the loss for the Wolves.DELTA, Utah-Ashlee Edwards led the way with 15 points as Grantsville pounded Delta 55-32 Tuesday at the Palladium in non-region girls basketball action. Brinklie Sentker had 15 points in the loss for the Rabbits.MIDVALE, Utah-Brinlee McRae’s 16 points led the way as the Class 5-A Hillcrest Huskies overpowered North Sanpete 49-34 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Linzy Flinders had 12 points in the loss for the Hawks.NEPHI, Utah-Megan Robins posted 14 points as the Juab Wasps bested Payson 41-33 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Bailey Tyler and Sara Rowley had 6 points apiece in defeat for the Lions.GUNNISON, Utah-Taryn Thompson netted 11 points and the Gunnison Bulldogs vanquished Providence Hall 48-36 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Jesirae Berthoud had 9 points in the loss for the Patriots.JUNCTION, Utah-Kaylie Jenson stepped up with 22 points as the South Sevier Rams routed Piute 59-35 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Jordyn Kennedy had 20 points in the loss for the Thunderbirds. November 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 11/20 Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Schedule Released For SUU and Weber State

first_img Tags: Big Sky Conference FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Thursday, the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball schedule was released.This includes Southern Utah University and Weber State University.The Thunderbirds will commence their conference season by hosting Montana at the America First Event Center in Cedar City. Their next games are as follows:December 5: MontanaDecember 31: @ Montana StateJanuary 2: @ MontanaJanuary 7: IdahoJanuary 9: IdahoJanuary 14: @ Eastern WashingtonJanuary 16: @ Eastern WashingtonJanuary 21: @ Weber StateJanuary 23: Weber StateJanuary 28: @ Idaho StateJanuary 30: @ Idaho StateFebruary 4: Northern ColoradoFebruary 6: Northern ColoradoFebruary 18: Sacramento StateFebruary 20: Sacramento StateFebruary 25: Northern Arizona (Senior Night)February 27: @ Northern ArizonaMarch 4: @ Portland StateMarch 6: @ Portland StateWeber StateDecember 3: @ Portland StateDecember 5: @ Portland StateDecember 31: @ Idaho StateJanuary 2: Idaho StateJanuary 7: Eastern WashingtonJanuary 9: Eastern WashingtonJanuary 21: Southern UtahJanuary 23: @ Southern UtahJanuary 28: @ IdahoJanuary 30: @ IdahoFebruary 4: Montana StateFebruary 6: Montana StateFebruary 11: @ MontanaFebruary 13: @ MontanaFebruary 18: Northern ArizonaFebruary 20: Northern ArizonaFebruary 25: @ Sacramento StateFebruary 27: @ Sacramento StateMarch 4: Northern ColoradoMarch 6: Northern Colorado (Senior Night) Written by October 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Schedule Released For SUU and Weber State Brad Jameslast_img read more

The smart option

first_imgIf you haven’t heard the phrase “there’s an app for that”, then it’s time you stepped into the 21st century. Because with 11 million users and counting, this latest smartphone technology looks set to transform the world of retail.What’s more, the rise in phone ’apps’ could well have direct relevance to the bakery trade, which uses a sales model well-suited to the advantages an app can deliver. This is especially true now that an independent coffee shop in Birmingham, Urban Coffee Company, has beaten the big chains by launching an app for ordering coffees in stores, aimed at fostering a loyal customer base (see news, pg 8).”Many people still find themselves confused by the term ’apps’,” explains freelance programmer James Tann, who currently works for Sony. “This is because there are so many different versions, they can be quite difficult to define. ’App’ simply stands for ’application’ and it refers to a piece of software that runs from a mobile phone, and interacts directly with the internet. So you might have an app that delivers you content from a particular website in a managed way best-suited to phone access. Businesses like bakeries can take advantage of this to make it easier for customers to order from their phones.”As usual, the US is leading the way, with several bakeries having developed their own apps to speed customer ordering direct from their phones. Barry’s Bagels, which has four stores in Ohio and another in Michigan, recently developed an iPhone app after seeing an increase in sales from online ordering. The software allows people to browse their menu and order from them immediately. On top of this, customers can save their favourite and past orders, making it even easier to order from them. Other features include a restaurant locator, which gives directions to the nearest outlet.Meanwhile in the UK, US-led Starbucks has also made its own app, enabling customers to manage their Starbucks card (a prepaid cash card used in their stores) direct from their phone, as well as browse menu options.In the UK many bakeries are still deliberating the possible advantages of apps. “What I’m getting out of what exists already is good enough,” says Andrew Auld, managing director and baker at The Loaf in Crich, Derbyshire. “We have a website and a blog and use Twitter daily. We use apps to send out our tweets, but don’t feel we need our own personal app.”So while Auld is happy to use a pre-developed app to make his life easier, he’s not yet convinced the investment could benefit his customers. He’s not alone. Very few British bakeries have decided to make customer-facing apps, and most find that posting ’tweets’ via social networking site Twitter is a perfectly serviceable way to update tech-savvy customers as to the latest fresh batch from the oven.”We have decided to hold off on creating an app for the time being and see how the industry develops,” says Irene Lentsch, marketing manager of The Albion Bakery in Shoreditch, London. “We find tweeting and telephone ordering cover most of our business needs.”But with more than 11 million UK users, smartphones and apps are an essential part of everyday life. The question currently is whether a customer-facing app is the route to follow, or if this smartphone software could have a more effective function for internal processes.”I would think that apps that take orders wouldn’t be viable for most bakers,” explains George Thomas, sales advisor at Appdevelopersuk.com. “I would recommend a bakery went down the route of an app that had menus and recipes, rather than ordering facilities. The processes they would need to put in place at the bakery to dispatch the orders would be quite expensive.”So what counts as expensive? “Cost will vary depending on what you want,” says Thomas. “You should expect to invest at least £3,000 or, if you want to use ordering technology, £15£20,000. It will take between six weeks and three months to complete an app, depending on what it is and how many people are working on it.”It is also important to factor in marketing costs when creating an app. “A good app needs great branding and PR,” adds Thomas. “There is no point spending a lot of money on an app if you don’t market it, because no-one will know it’s there.”Accessibility is another important issue. Once your app is ready, it won’t be available to everyone with a smartphone. Businesses therefore face the challenge of adapting their iPhone app for other platforms, such as Android, Palm, Symbian, Blackberry and Java.”You need to consider there are different markets out there,” explains Thomas. “It is not easy to transpose one app on to another market. It will cost about the same and will take roughly the same amount of time to create the same app for a different market.”Before you decide that this seems like a large investment for dubious returns, however, it’s worth considering that apps do have considerable advantages over other internet marketing devices. Even if creating revenue through ordering isn’t an option, an app can still have a useful function. Apps often work for a business in a way that is very similar to a website, the main difference being that, with an app, the icon is constantly in view on the phone. This means that the customer is continuously exposed to your branding.If you’re still not convinced an app development is right for your customers, it’s still worth considering apps that might serve your business. The development of this software means that those firms whose staff have smartphones could have access to an app, which allows them to manage various business processes more seamlessly.One bakery currently deploying this logic to a profitable end is Warburtons. It has created a Blackberry app to streamline its day-to-day internal operations. The app alerts the necessary people of purchase orders, and emails the relevant parties. It also allows users to review a purchase order, release it, reject it or place it on hold and all this can be done from the smartphone.In fact, the huge popularity of the smartphone means that it is highly probable that an app has already had an impact on your business without you even realising it. Many smartphone users download apps such as Yelp!, which can help people find anything from shops, cafés and bakeries to petrol stations and pet shops. So it pays to find out what apps your customers are using, and ensure that, where relevant, your business is as well-represented as it can be in relation to them.Many bakeries are yet to be convinced, arguing that the emergent technology is not yet as cheap nor effective as current options such as Twitter. “Most people are already on Twitter or signed up to our blog,” argues Auld. “It is important to use the breadth of technology available, because people follow things in different ways. People who don’t follow Twitter can still read our tweets, because we link them to our website and blog. You’d be missing out if you focused on one techno-logy exclusively.”With technology continuing apace, however, the likelihood is that, sooner or later, we will all be engaging with apps for a great number of bakeries. Taking possible drawbacks into consideration, creating an app is certainly not something to enter into lightly. Although the advantages speak for themselves, small businesses may not feel they have the capital to take what some consider such a risk. One thing for certain is that the app market is well worth keeping an eye on. In fact, there is probably an app that can do that for you. Apps for you? l Kitchen iQ (from DayMark Safety Systems) a free collection of tools designed to help bakers and foodservice professionals avoid common food safety pitfalls and offering easy-to-implement solutions.l Easy Task Manager (from Orionbelt.com) a digital to-do list that prioritises tasks and adds them to a calendar, all for free.l Minibooks (from freshbooks.com) manage clients, send invoices, run timers and record payments on-the-go. The restricted version is free and the full app costs £8.99.l Scoot (from scoot.co.uk) A free business finder with a quick search function that allows you to update the info with an easy to use Add a Business tool. Find information about local suppliers of products and services wherever you are.l BikeHub (from bikehub.co.uk) Do you cater for people looking for cyclist-friendly cafés? This free app uses OpenCycleMap mapping and will soon have a café finders facility. This is based on the OpenStreetMap project, which is being called the “Wikipedia of maps” a worldwide community of 300,000 people toiling to keep the most up-to-date maps possible. Is your business on there? l Vouchercloud (from vouchercloud.com) This allows businesses to issue mobile voucher codes and is currently being used by Coffee Republic. The app detects the user’s location and presents discounts or offers to take in store. l Sweet Spot (from iTunes.apple.com) A free app to help people find bakeries and ice cream shops, wherever they are. It pinpoints your location.l Poynt (from poynt.com) Another free nifty business locator, but this time for Blackberry users.last_img read more

Author’s work explores race, communism in the South

first_imgAuthor David Beasley contrasted the African American communist movement and civil rights movement in mid-twentieth century America on Friday in Vander Vennet Theatre as part if a campus-wide Black History Month event.Beasley worked for 25 years as a writer and editor of the Atlantic-Journal Constitution, and has written two books,“A Life in Red” and “Without Mercy,” assistant professor of history and gender and women’s studies Jamie Wagman said.“In many ways young people learning for the first time about the Civil Rights movement, are always committing themselves to social action. And the first step to social action is always information,” Wagman said.“A Life in Red” is about the interracial couple Jane and Herbert Newton, Beasley said. Herbert became a communist after World War I during the tense period of veterans returning from battle and receiving no jobs or hero’s welcome, he said.“The Soviet Union started a program where they would take young African Americans, and bring them to Russia and train them in the communist doctrine,” Beasley said. “They had some military training, the Red Army would actually instruct them. They were training them to come back to the United States and start a revolution.”In Russia, where the government did not tolerate racism, Herbert and about one hundred other African Americans were treated as celebrities, even marrying Russian wives who couldn’t return with them to America, Beasley said. After training, Herbert returned to Atlanta.“I’ve often thought about how much courage that would take, to go to the south in the 1930s,” Beasley said. “It was cruel in the 1960s, so it was pretty risky then, the ’30s in particular. He went to Atlanta and was passing out pro-communist literature.”Beasley said the “Atlanta Six,” including Herbert, two other African Americans, and three white men, were arrested for these actions and later bailed out by the Communist Party. Hebert then left Atlanta for Chicago as head of the Negro Division of the Communist Party, he said.“The communists found it was easier to recruit southern blacks in Chicago than it was in the south due to mass migrations north,” he said. “They were heavily recruiting blacks here in Chicago.”There, Herbert and Jane met and got married, both communists devoting their lives to converting blacks to communism, Beasley said. After a dispute with a landlord who kicked them out due to being an interracial couple, he said.Jane was actually put on a sanity trial because she was married to a black man and her father was the head of the American Legion, he said. The first round of psychiatrists said she was crazy because she believed blacks and whites were equal, but another round of psychiatrists brought in by the Communist party changed that viewpoint.Their mission of starting a communist revolution in American did not succeed, he said. “I think one of the main reasons [for this failure] were that African American’s of the deep south were so deeply religious, and the churches were not a part of the communist doctrine,” Beasley said. “The communists didn’t have access to the church network … as you see later Dr. King, literally a Baptist minister, emerged in Montgomery.”Beasley said after studying communism, Dr. King concluded that the communist doctrine was all about materialism and not spirituality. King saw the church as a vehicle to bring about change used the energy and passion of the church networks in a way that changed this country, he said.Communism looked to overturn the U.S. government and implement a Russian model where racism would not be a part of the system, while the King movement sought the implementation of rights that already belonged to African Americans under the Constitution, Beasley said.“What I was trying to do with this book was contrast the communist effort in the deep south and also the civil rights movement under King,” Beasley said. “They had separate paths and of course one was nonviolent revolution and the communist was very much violent with violent undertones. …“This choice is relevant today if you look at problems we’re having with race, in Ferguson, [Missouri], Baltimore … ” he said. “The African Americans in this country basically said we’re all in this together, and we fought it out together. We’re one country.”The event was sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Services, Student Diversity Board, the history department and the English department. Tags: A Life in Red, David Beasley, Without Mercylast_img read more

Balancing credit union IT projects using a member-centric approach

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Technology innovation is exciting!  The newest technologies can change credit union business models, create a new customer experience, improve service, and reduce costs.  Consumers have more choices for ways to conduct their financial transactions than ever before, and we are a culture that values choices.Leaders face questions about how to best utilize the credit union’s limited resources to keep up with the newest technologies, while having to make educated bets on which ones will survive long term.  In many cases, implementing new technologies does not mean replacing and removing older technologies (e.g., the costs for new technologies are not being offset by retiring old technologies).For credit unions, navigating today’s digital transformation can be challenging.  Consider payment processing where a wide array of products are available including, among others,  checks, ACH, wire transfer, debit card, credit card, bill pay, interactive voice response (IVR), remote deposit capture (RDC), PayPal™, Apple Pay®, mobile wallets, person-to-person (P2P), Bitcoin, etc.  Many of the newest technologies are growing in acceptance rapidly.  Older payment methods, like paper checks, also continue to have a following even though they’re clearly less efficient for the credit union, the member, and the payee.  In fact, some innovations in recent years have focused on making paper checks more efficient, while other innovations look to supplant paper checks altogether.  As shown below, while declining materially, check volumes continue to be a significant number of payment transactions. continue reading »last_img read more

Is participation lending something your credit union should do?

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Participation Lending is a prime example of the spirit of the Credit Union Difference and its guiding cooperative philosophy. Sharing the risks among multiple credit unions while also sharing the rewards. Due to concerns over complexity, however, many credit unions shy away from this credit union lending practice, but with the right tools in place, they are not nearly as complicated as people think. Sure… it takes some extra work and carries a certain amount of risk, but the rewards are worth the work, especially if administered correctly. Here we will discuss participation lending – what it is and why you should be doing it now.Participation Loans are loans granted to one borrower (a person or business) but backed by multiple lenders (banks, credit unions, individual investors, etc.). The lead credit union administers the loan and serves the borrower/member. But their risk is minimized by spreading it out among other credit unions. Risk is a central theme around participation loans, as it is very often the reason credit unions both seek them out and proceed cautiously.Here are some very common reasons that participation loans are sold:Pushing a high loan to share ratio (90% or higher) can put credit unions in a liquidity crunch and draw attention from auditors. Rather than slowing your loan growth, selling loans creates room up some room to keep originating. continue reading »last_img read more

Glatman’s abstract expression

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First segment floated out

first_imgA KEY MILESTONE in the construction of the Øresund fixed link between København and Malmlast_img