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Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Felicity Hallanan says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 2017 Hurricanes, Comments (3) Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Nina Donnelly says: Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Lucila G. Woodard says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Relief & Development, Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Amy SowderPosted Sep 15, 2017 September 16, 2017 at 7:07 am Such inner strength and courage in the face of an extremely difficult situation! May God reward the “angels” and continue to sustain all who suffered the brunt of Irma as well as those coming to their aid. Thank you, ENS, for this very informative report. 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I have been going to Virgin Gorda since I was a little girl, and have continued throughout my life. I love Virgin Gorda and have always considered the Island and people my absolute favorite In the world and my second home and that the people are my family and friends… . I will be back and I will always treasure in my mind the beautiful, special memories I have.All my love and prayers,Nina ( Tower) Donnelly Xx ox The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virgin Islands churches banding together to care for their Irma-hit neighbors Efforts consolidating to bring relief to those who suffered ‘catastrophic damage’ Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA After Irma had fully passed, O’Neal wanted to get out and see what had happened to the town. That’s when the angels began appearing. They helped her find her way down familiar streets made unrecognizable by debris. A man offered to walk her to her house when she wanted to see what had happened to it. Other people told her she could not get there because of the surrounding damage.She went with the man because she sensed she could trust him, that he only wanted to help. Once he helped her get inside her house, he turned to leave and O’Neal realized she did not know his name. “Benjamin,” he replied. She told him that he was an angel, thanking him and telling him that God would bless him.Her aunt died Sept. 8, two days after Irma made landfall on the Virgin Islands, and O’Neal had to take her body to Tortola and report the death to the police.By Sept. 10, she could use Facebook to tell friends that she was safe. “I have never seen such devastation in my life,” O’Neal wrote. “Irma razed these islands to the ground. Rich and poor are homeless. Many are hungry. We thank God for life.”On Sept. 11, O’Neal knew she had to get off the island. More angels appeared. They told her about a man who anticipated two private boats arriving at the Spanish Town Yacht Harbor. The harbor, O’Neal said, was “a graveyard of boats” that Irma had shoved and stacked against each like fallen dominos. The man told her to pack her belongings, prioritizing them in case she had to leave things behind. They agreed on a time for her to be at the harbor.While she was waiting for the boats, she saw other large and small boats bringing in supplies from Puerto Rico. A couple who skippered one of the small boats offered to take her back with them. The angel who had told her about the other boat urged her to leave when she could.So, she agreed to get on the strangers’ boat. They, too, were angels, O’Neal said, taking her to Fajardo, in Puerto Rico. This was late afternoon on Sept. 12. From there she got to a house she owns. There was no food in the house “but I had a roof over my head” and dry clothes.The next day she flew to Atlanta and then back to New York, landing at JFK airport late that night.About 36 hours later, O’Neal said: “The number one thing I think about is that I am alive and that there wasn’t more loss of human life.”The second thing O’Neal wants the rest of the church to know is that there are Episcopalians on all the Virgin Islands. “They’re faithful Episcopalians and they should not be forgotten,” she said.Despite Hurricane Irma’s efforts, tiny St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is still standing, albeit with damage. Photo: Yvonne O’NealThe Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands consists of 14 congregations on five islands, some governed by the United States, others by Britain. The U.S. islands with Episcopal churches are St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. There are Anglican churches on Tortola and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Working with government officials from two countries, plus coordinating with other aid organizations, makes providing relief to a series of islands even more of a challenge than it would be when a region is hit by a Category 5 hurricane.Irma is a “complicated disaster,” Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development senior vice president for programs, told a webinar briefing on Sept. 14. She said organization staff members have been in texting contact with Bishop Ambrose Gumbs and others, including Rosalie Ballentine, a board member who lives on St. Thomas.“They are so damaged,” Nelson said of the islands. “Our normal response is to send funding so that food and water can be procured locally.” However, the Virgin Islands, typically dependent on outside provisioning of normal daily supplies, are struggling to find available food and water, she said.In addition to coordinating relief efforts being organized by the U.S. and British governments, including their militaries, and related agencies such as the Red Cross, Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Anglican Alliance.“Given the catastrophic situation there, we are going outside the box a little in how we respond,” Nelson said. “We’ve been working with the different militaries on how we can get resources in.” There are strong ecumenical networks that are mobilizing. “We’re working with the Adventists, the Mormons, Baptists, all with an eye toward getting stuff in there,” she added.Many of the Episcopal churches in the diocese have windows blown out, holes in their roofs and shutters torn off. However, Nelson said churches are saying their communities need tarps to keep the rain out of homes and mosquito nets. And, of course, there’s no power, she added.Copies of The Hymnal 1982 lay amid broken glass outside St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Photo: Yvonne O’Neal“The churches are damaged but not destroyed. They’re old churches, so it is a miracle to me that they’re still standing,” said the Rev. Judy Quick, a deacon from the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. She’s the Diocese of Alabama‘s co-coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development and also chairperson for the companion diocesan commission.What does Alabama have to do with the Virgin Islands? Since early 2016, the two dioceses have been building a companion diocese relationship. That partnership means Quick could connect with clergy from each of the diocese’s affected islands through texting, Facebook and email — at least with those who were able to find temporary Wi-Fi service.“Communication is terrible, horrible,” Quick said. After Alabama’s devastating tornadoes in 2011, Episcopalians learned that when cell phones don’t work, texting can. It’s another way the partnership has helped.As she reached people, she heard stories of churches already helping their neighbors. St. George’s Episcopal Church on Tortola could shelter more than 100 people, Quick found.The Rev. Sandra Malone, priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s Mission on Tortola, lost the roof from her home, but she was out helping the congregation and British communities. “That’s powerful to me, to be the rock for the communities and to show that compassion,” Quick said.Nelson told the ERD webinar that Episcopal and Anglican churches on the islands are “holding together and slowly consolidating for a wider relief response.”“We’re very committed there and to the long-term recovery,” she said.The Rev. Esther Georges, who ministers at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, emailed Episcopal News Service on Sept. 15 to report that she was headed to what she called “the command center” to collect vouchers for her congregation to get food and water.Hurricane Irma’s winds blew out nearly every window in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Photo: Yvonne O’NealO’Neal visited St. Mary’s before she left Virgin Gorda. Irma toppled the stone church’s bell tower. It crashed into the cemetery, crushing some tombstones. The storm also blew out nearly every window in the church, and damaged the rectory and a building where, among other things, the congregation held an annual “Jazz on the Hill” concert.The churches on St. Thomas are struggling, especially St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, which had a lot of flooding, Quick said. Yet, while church leaders are still trying to check on their congregations, there have been no reports of serious injuries or deaths. But the devastation is sure to have an emotional toll, she said.The connection between Alabama and the Virgin Islands is even more layered because there are partnerships from parish to parish. The diocesan partnership has always been a two-way relationship, with youth visits in both directions and other programs.“It’s really a God thing that we can be there for them in this time in desperation,” Quick said. “It’s about walking with friends in good and bad times. That’s what this is all about.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service, as well as a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Hurricane Irma Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Storm damage is seen from the air Sept. 11 after Hurricane Irma passed Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. Photo: Capt. George Eatwell, RM/Ministry of Defence handout via Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Yvonne O’Neal believes that she crossed paths with more than one angel in the last week in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, complete strangers helped her leave the decimated island and get back to her home in New York.O’Neal, who was born on Tortola to parents from Virgin Gorda and grew up in Puerto Rico, had been in the Virgin Islands since July, when she came for an extended stay. In early August, she had gotten drenched in a massive rain storm during an Emancipation Day parade, but that experience was nothing like what was to come with Irma a month later.She had decided, just before the Category 5 hurricane arrived, to relieve a family member who had been taking care of their elderly, bedridden aunt in Spanish Town. O’Neal rode out the storm with her dying aunt.When Irma came ashore, “the wind came from north to south and there was debris flying,” she said, describing the scene in a Sept. 15 phone call with Episcopal News Service.Some of the debris that Irma propelled through the air were jagged pieces of galvanized metal from a nearby building. “I thought to myself, if this comes in here we are dead,” recalled O’Neal, who will be a first-time deputy to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention next year.She watched the storm strip bare all the nearby trees and snap their trunks. “The wind was very, very high. They say it was more than 185 mph. The saving grace for us was that, even though the wind was as high as can be, Irma did not bring a lot of rain with it. It did not bring a lot of water,” she said.Had Irma drenched the island, “I would not be talking to you. I would have been dead. I am convinced of that,” said O’Neal.Then, suddenly the wind stopped and the sun came out. People went outside in wonder but were soon forced back inside as the wind began again, O’Neal recalled, this time coming from the south.A video posted on Facebook by Caribbean Buzz Helicopters shows damage on Virgin Gorda, from its airport to the town of The Baths. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC September 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm You continue to produce complete, comprehensive yet heart-wrenching accounts of the effects of these storms, keeping the rest of us apprised of what has happened and what might eventually be done. Thank you so much!
TAGSAlzheimer’s DiseaseCaregivers Previous articleThis Day in History: Jaws releasedNext articleToday the sun stands still Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.“Not many people understood the disease or how to take care of her,” Michael says. “We did not really understand the disease ourselves after the diagnosis. Eventually, my sister and I had to take over the caregiving responsibilities. Our lives quickly changed.”The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is set to triple over the next 35 years.“Unless something is done to change its course, the Alzheimer’s crisis will continue impacting not only the millions of Americans currently living with the disease, but their caregivers, friends and family,” says Ruth Drew, director of family and information services for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Caregiving can become anyone’s reality. As the prevalence of the disease increases, more people from all walks of life, economic strata and ages will find themselves helping to support someone with Alzheimer’s in the coming years.”Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are adult women – typically wives or daughters of people with Alzheimer’s. A growing number of teenagers and men, however, are finding themselves in a full-time caregiving role.“Facing early-onset Alzheimer’s when my wife, Chris, was in her mid-40s was devastating,” recalls Mark Donham, whose wife passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2011 at the age of 54. “Since we did not have extended family nearby, I decided that I would quit my job and care for Chris full time. We had to live on savings, knowing our financial future would be difficult.”In addition to financial burdens, Alzheimer’s caregivers can become so focused on their role that they neglect their own physical, mental, financial and emotional well-being. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, 20 percent of care contributors sacrificed their own medical care by cutting back on doctor visits.“My biggest challenge was trying to figure out ‘how to take care of yourself’ as your loved one declines,” Donham says. For caregivers, he advises, “Be sure to take active steps to take care of yourself so that you can be the best possible caregiver for your loved one.”With more people becoming primary caregivers, the resources provided by the Alzheimer’s Association are more critical than ever. Across the country, Alzheimer’s Association chapters provide face-to-face services such as support groups and educational sessions within communities.A professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) provides information and advice to more than 300,000 callers each year. Recognizing the growing diversity of Alzheimer’s caregivers, the Helpline also provides translation services in more than 200 languages. The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center, part of alz.org, offers a wealth of caregiving tips and resources at every stage of the disease. Online message boards and forums allow caregivers to connect with others facing similar challenges to share information, resources and find support at any time of day or night.Support and information can be empowering, the Snowdens and Donham say.“Understand the disease,” Shanelle Snowden says. “Once you are able to educate yourself on the disease, you will be able to cope better and you will be able to take care of your loved one better.”Donham learned from others in the same situation. “Early on in Chris’ disease, I developed coping strategies,” Donham says. “I came to accept the disease, got connected to a support group, and educated myself as to the course of the disease and what help I would need to make sure Chris had the best care possible.”For people facing the task of becoming an Alzheimer’s caregiver, Donham and Snowden offer some advice: Act early, before symptoms become severe.“Face the diagnosis, and use the earliest times to get legal and financial matters in order,” Donham says. “Connect with a support group so that you are not alone on the journey.”The Alzheimer’s Navigator helps those facing the disease to determine their needs and develop an action plan. In addition to planning for the future, knowing the diagnosis early also enables the person with Alzheimer’s to get the maximum benefit from available treatments and participate in clinical studies that help advance research. Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch connects individuals with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.“Cherish each and every moment with your loved one,” Michael Snowden says. “Create moments of joy by doing the small things like sitting and watching TV together, listening to their favorite song or even just dancing. It will be something you’ll always remember about that person, and not the negative things that come with the disease. Other people out there are going through the same thing. Remember, this was not a curse put upon you or your loved one; it is something that is making you a stronger person.”To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and resources for caregivers, visit www.alz.org. 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Photographs: Ulysse Lemerise / OSA Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Wentworth, Canada Projects Canada Photographs 12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure® Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise / OSA+ 15 Share 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802345/12-249-laurentians-home-bone-structure-r Clipboard Architects: BONE Structure® Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year: Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Maibec, ShalwinSave this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise / OSARecommended ProductsPatio FurnitureSwisspearlFiber Cement Garden PlantersPatio FurnitureLamitechEX2 Compact plastic laminateWoodEGGERLaminatesPatio FurnitureCaneplex DesignUmbrellas – CocopalmText description provided by the architects. Quebec is known worldwide for its picturesque landscapes and natural beauty – and along the horizon a new technology is disrupting how North Americans are building their homes. At the forefront of high-performance custom homes lies BONE Structure®, a company devoted to designing and building energy efficient steel structure homes. Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise / OSASituated two hours northwest of Montreal, in the township of Wentworth, this 3,000 sq. ft. home is characterized by its open concept main floor and easy access walk-out basement. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe wrap-around balcony encourages the occupants to step outside and enjoy the natural view of the Laurentians. Indoors, they continue to breathe easy in the completely open-concept main floor. The sense of peace comes from a combination of the open floor plan and the 15’ ceilings above the living and lounge space. The floor to ceiling black aluminum windows allow light to completely flood the social spaces of the main floor and highlight the elegantly simple furnishings of the home. The main floor boasts primarily white furnishings, accented with natural wooden and sandy tones that complement the natural forest outside. Most notably, the kitchen stands out on its own, with its quartz Caesarstone countertop and black walnut natural tone cabinets. The polished concrete flooring that supports this floor is radiant and emits heat as necessary for comfort in the chilly Canadian winter months. The master bedroom has arguably one of the best views in the house and a personal walk-out balcony that allows occupants to completely immerse themselves in it.Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise / OSADescending into the walkout basement, guests may find themselves seated in the supplementary lounge space or in one of the two additional bedrooms available in the home. The walkout to the outdoors is an excellent complement to the balcony of the main floor. Guests can now venture outside, unrestricted and as far into the woods as desired.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis home would not have been complete without the exterior’s classic finish of wood siding from Maibec, outlined with black metal that gives this home its modern feel. Save this picture!Courtesy of BONE Structure®Save this picture!DetailSave this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise / OSABONE Structure challenges the traditional construction process with its innovative patented steel construction system, allowing a home of this size to be built and ready to move in within a few months. All BONE Structure homes are pre-engineered to the highest standards with incomparable precision and flexibility; while making it simple and fun for their clients. Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise / OSAProject gallerySee allShow lessResidence S-91 / Design Buro ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAedas Releases Plans for Blooming Bamboo-Inspired Tower in ChinaArchitecture News Share Area: 3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®Save this projectSave12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure® “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBONE Structure®OfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWentworthCanadaPublished on January 10, 2017Cite: “12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®” 10 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News GuatemalaAmericas January 7, 2021 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas News Help by sharing this information to go further News Dadiana Cabrera, a journalist with Guatevisión TV, is being prosecuted on an absurd charge of using violence against the police.The case dates back to 27 February, when police handcuffed Cabrera for no apparent reason during an identity check in Guatemala City. A friend accompanying her was beaten by eight policemen after he tried to summon a police inspection vehicle, while Cabrera was taken to a police station and charged with “attacking authority.”A hearing was due to have been held yesterday at which the prosecutor’s office wanted to use a procedure that was supposed to speed up the case and avoid the usual drawn-out trial.But Cabrera rejected this option, resulting in a postponement until 24 June, when she will be required to demonstrate her innocence and the prosecution will not be required to prove her guilt.“This procedure poses a very disturbing risk of a large fine or even detention for Cabrera, who is accused of carrying out the very attack of which she was the victim,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “The case is all the more worrying because the burden of proof has been reversed and she does not benefit from the presumption of innocence. The policemen involved in this case should be thoroughly investigated without delay, in order to shed light on this apparent abuse of authority.”The attack on Cabrera is symptomatic of the violence that journalists face in Guatemala. The creation of a proper mechanism for protecting journalists is one of the main recommendations of the April 2014 report on Guatemala by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.The authorities have repeatedly pledged to adopt effective security measures for journalists but how can their promises be taken seriously when their hostility towards journalists keeps on growing?El Periódico editor José Ruben Zamora is still facing charges on 13 counts as a result of complaints brought by President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice-President Roxana Baldetti, which – contrary to their declared intention – they have not withdrawn.Guatemala is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation News August 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía May 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist accused of attacking police in Guatemala Follow the news on Guatemala RSF_en Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! May 8, 2020 Find out more
Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA An investigation is continuing into a vegetable oil spill into the Lowerymore River.At approximately 3:30pm on Wednesday an articulated truck transporting vegetable oil for reprocessing left the road on the N15 as it left Barnesmore Gap.The vehicle landed on its side and slid into a roadside drain, shedding its load of vegetable oil, which was packaged in plastic buckets, drums and 1 tonne IBC’s. The truck landed on the entrance to a roadside culvert conveying a small mountain stream into the Lowerymore river.Immediately following the accident, an unknown quantity of vegetable oil percolated slowly through the load into the culvert and river.Following the incident, Donegal County Council engaged 2 private contractors to assist with the clean-up operation, which was headed up by a specialist pollution response and remediation company engaged by the insurers of company who owned the material spilt.Staff from Inland Fisheries Ireland were involved in deploying and overseeing the deployment of booms in the river to catch any material released downstream and in monitoring its impact. No fish mortalities were reported.Council staff and the various specialist contractors worked quickly to contain the oil emerging through the culvert from the vehicle’s load and continued through to the early hours of the morning to unload the truck, retrieve and collect any vegetable oil released and ensure that only minute traces of the vegetable oil entered the river.The vehicle was lifted and removed at approximately 3am yesterday morning, with the assistance of An Garda Siochana to manage traffic flow, and the clean-up continued until all materials were removed.The operation was concluded yesterday afternoon, although booms remain in place in the Lowerymore river, at a number of strategic locations, to provide continued protection from residual material which may remain lodged in vegetation along the course of the river.The Council say, inspections of the lower reaches of the river indicated that these and all other measures taken have been very effective. There has been no evidence of any traces of the vegetable oil in Lough Eske and the River Eske as it flows out of the lake.The incident has been reported to the Environmental Protection Agency and ongoing monitoring and investigation continues. Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Investigation continues into oil spill following overturning of truck at Barnesmore Gap Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Previous articleFunding secured for Sports Development Programme in Northern IrelandNext articleSecurity alert in Dungiven has ended News Highland Facebook Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 13, 2017
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An anomalous Upper Jurassic limestone bed, 3 m thick, is present within the volcaniclastic infill of a forearc basin, exposed on Alexander Island, Antarctica. The limestone, formally designated the Gateway Pass Limestone Bed, contains laminated crusts and blocks, including hardgrounds, showing radial-fibrous and botryoidal calcite cements. Carbon isotope values are very negative (delta 13 C of -33.5 per thousand to -44.6 per thousand PDB) indicating a methane-oxidation origin for the carbonate. The limestone bed formed around a submarine cold seep in the Antarctic Peninsula forearc basin adjacent to the accretionary prism. In contrast to adjacent nearly barren sea floor the limestone also yields a “benthic island” assemblage containing abundant gastropods and bivalves. The seep is directly comparable to certain Jurassic seeps at the convergent margin of the northeast Pacific, and both are related to subduction at the eastern proto-Pacific margin.
A detailed Rb-Sr geochronological and geochemical study has been carried out on granitoids of the North Patagonian batholith in Aysén. The results for 25 plutonic bodies reveal a complex age pattern. The principal zones defined are, from west to east: Late Cretaceous (a single 76 Ma pluton), Early Cretaceous (c. 135 Ma), Eocene (c. 45 Ma), and Early Miocene (25-15 Ma), reverting to mid-Cretaceous (120-90 Ma) in the Main Cordillera. The igneous suite is typically metaluminous and calc-alkaline, with hornblende-biotite granodiorite and tonalite dominant, although small bodies of Late Miocene/Pliocene (c. 10-5 Ma) peraluminous leucogranite occur sporadically. Tertiary plutonism extends to gabbroic compositions and is concentrated in the vicinity of the dextral strike-slip Liquine-Ofqui fault zone. The highest initial 87Sr/86Sr ratios (c. 0.7050) occur in the Early Cretaceous group, with a sharp decrease to 0.7034–0.7045 that persists until a Late Miocene reversal to higher values (0.7040–0.7048). These variations are reflected by Nd isotopes, but trends in the ɛSr, v. ɛNd, diagram show that this is not due to contamination from the accretionary complex into which the batholith was emplaced. An origin by melting of mafic crustal underplate and lower crust is suggested for the main magma suite. The discrete episodes of magmatism correlate with significant changes in subduction kinematics.
The Panthers are paced by sophomore infielder Mitchell Buban (13 RBI, five hits) while redshirt junior pitcher Matt Vanek and sophomore hurler Mike Edwards are each 2-0 on the season for 6-3 Milwaukee with ERA’s under 3 runs. In 10 of the 11 games for the Cougars this season, the pitching staff has surrendered three runs or less. The Cougars rank 14th nationally in WHIP (1.09), 17th in team ERA (2.48) and 25th in hits allowed per nine innings (6.70). March 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Streaking BYU Baseball Hosts Milwaukee FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, BYU baseball (8-3), winners of six of their last seven games, hosts the Milwaukee Panthers of the Horizon League for a four-game series at Miller Park. Written by In Game 2 against the Panthers, BYU will go with junior right-hander Jarod Lessar. In the fourth game of the series, the Cougars will ride with sophomore right-hander Justin Sterner. The third-game starter has not yet been determined. Receiving the nod on the mound for the Cougars Thursday is senior right-hand pitcher Jordan Wood, who is 1-0 on the young season. Tags: BYU Baseball/ERA/Horizon League/Jackson Cluff/Jarod Lessar/Jordan Wood/Justin Sterner/Matt Vanek/Mike Edwards/Miller Park/Milwaukee Panthers/Mitchell Buban Sophomore infielder Jackson Cluff (14 RBI, two home runs) is the Cougars’ offensive leader. Brad James