High-resolution animated tectonic reconstruction of the South Pacific and West Antarctic margin

first_imgAn animated reconstruction shows South Pacific plate kinematics between 90 and 45 Ma, using the satellite-derived gravity anomaly field, interpolated isochrons and plate rotation parameters from both published and new work on marine geophysical data. The Great South Basin and Bounty Trough, New Zealand, are shown as the earliest Pacific-Antarctic plate boundary that opened before 83 Ma. The earliest true Pacific-Antarctic seafloor formed within the eastern parts of this boundary, but later and farther west, seafloor formed within its Antarctic flank. After 80 Ma, the Bellingshausen plate converged with an oceanic part of the Antarctic plate to its east, while its motion simultaneously caused rifting in continental Antarctica to the south. The Pacific-Bellingshausen spreading center developed a set of long offset transform faults that the Pacific-Antarctic plate boundary inherited around chron C27 when the Bellingshausen plate ceased to move independently as part of a Pacific-wide plate tectonic reorganization event. Southwest of these transforms the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge saw an increase in transform-fault segmentation by similar to58 Ma. One of the long offset Pacific-Bellingshausen transforms, referred to as “V,” was modified during the C27 reorganization event when a Pacific-Antarctic-Phoenix triple junction initiated on its southern edge. Eastern parts of “V” started to operate in the Pacific-Phoenix spreading system, lengthening it even more, while its western parts operated in the Pacific-Antarctic system. This complicated feature was by-passed and deactivated by ridge axis propagation to its northwest at similar to47 Ma. We interpret our animation to highlight possible connections between these events.last_img read more


Watch Mavis Staples Replace Confederate Monuments In Her Beautiful New Music Video

first_imgMavis Staples gives us a glimpse of the way things could be in a gorgeous new video for the title track from her Jeff Tweedy-produced 2017 album, If All I Was Was Black. Filmed in New Orleans, the video finds the legendary singer watching from a restaurant as a statue of an African-American woman is unveiled where a monument to Confederate leader Jefferson Davis once stood.Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black”Staples’ latest offering comes nearly 10 months after the City of New Orleans removed statues of Davis, Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard (along with a plaque celebrating a post-Civil War white supremacist uprising) following a vote by the City Council. The Zac Manuel-directed piece includes shots of what used to be the bases of those three statues as well as an empty platform that hosted Durham, NC’s memorial for Confederate soldiers until protestors toppled it this past August.If All I Was Was Black may be the most recent politically-charged release from Staples, but it’s far from her first. As a member of her family band The Staples Singers, Mavis achieved international fame with a series of socially-conscious tunes that delivered a hopeful message in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. The group regularly sang at civil rights marches during the 1960s and even performed for Martin Luther King Jr., who was particularly fond of their song “Why (Am I Treated So Bad)”. “That’s the only way I know to get to the people, is through a song,” Staples told Rolling Stone last year. “I’ve lived the life I’ve sang about and I just want to make it better. Music is powerful. Music is power. It can bring us all together as a people, and that’s what I hope to do.”last_img read more


Bayern confirm Pep Guardiola as new boss from next season

first_imgPep Guardiola will take over as Bayern Munich boss at the end of the season, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.The Spaniard has been linked with most of Europe’s top clubs since leaving Barcelona at the end of last season.But Bayern have emerged as favourites in recent weeks, and a statement on the club’s website confirmed his imminent appointment on a three-year deal.Current boss Jupp Henynckes, 67, told Bayern before Christmas he intends to retire at the end of the season and the club’s directors moved quickly for Guardiola, who has been living in New York on a break from football.Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We are very pleased that we have succeeded in getting Pep Guardiola, who was courted by many famous clubs.“Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world. We look forward to working with him from July 2013.”last_img read more


Lancashire win English senior crown

first_img6 Oct 2016 Lancashire win English senior crown Lancashire are the new English Senior Men’s County Champions – regaining their crown in a thrilling finale at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire.They beat defending champions BB&O (Bucks, Berks & Oxon) 6-3 in today’s title decider, but the scoreline sounds much more comfortable than the reality.Lancashire, who also won in 2014, got ahead early on by winning the morning foursomes 2-1. But BB&O made them fight every inch of the way in the singles, with five of the six games going to the 18th – and the sixth decided on the 17th.“It was unbelievable,” said team manager Mike Gray. “They are just a great set of guys, a wonderful team. This was a fantastic game between two good teams.”Both teams fielded an international player in the top singles with Ian Crowther representing Lancashire and David Niven leading the BB&O challenge. Their battle was typical of the afternoon’s play: close and hard fought with Crowther edging one up on the 17th, which he won with a superb up and down from behind the green.But on the 18th, Niven won the hole with a par which included a penalty drop and a holed 25-footer. Crowther described it as the five of the century and said the halved match was “a fair result overall.”Next was the fiercely contested game of Lancashire’s Trevor Foster and BB&O’s David Cromie. Foster was dormie two up but lost the 17th to a textbook par, before halving the 18th in par for his point. “It was unbelievable,” he said. “It was as good a match as I have ever had. In the first 12 holes David holed everything, I felt I was playing so well and he just kept coming back and back at me. It was a fantastic game of golf.”His win meant Lancashire had 3.5 points and needed just one more to secure at least a halved result today and an overall victory, thanks to a slender advantage from their previous two matches. They had to wait a while when BB&O’s Tim Whittaker came back from four down after eight to win on the last.But Andrew Westwell’s fighting finish took Lancashire over the line when he won 16, 17 and holed a testing downhill 3ft putt to halve the 18th for a one-up result.Westwell, who is playing at County Finals for the first time, left the last green in tears after the emotion of the occasion overcame him. But he paid tribute to his ‘brilliant’ caddy and team-mate Robert Fox.Alan Gillespie added another point to the Lancashire tally when he beat BB&O captain Ashley Brewer 2/1 and the scoreline was completed when Tony Holt halved his game with BB&O’s George Best Wilson.Brewer said afterwards; “We gave them a run for their money and it was a close battle, but the right team won. Lancashire are very, very strong and congratulations to them, they deserved to win on the day.  But we will be doing our best to try and relieve them of the trophy next year!”In the play-off for third place Devon overcame Worcestershire 5-4. The South West team also led 2-1 after the foursomes and completed the win with successes from Tim Aggett, Tony Allsopp and Rick Pillow.Team manager Jon Gynne was in charge for the last time and he was delighted to finish on a high. “The success is in getting here,” he said. “Then, you know you are going to come up against top players and you do as well as you can. We have done that and so I can’t ask for any more.”Click here for full scoresLancashire image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more


Thurston County Election Results

first_imgCandidates are waking up this morning with either a new job or a continuation of a previous job.  School administrators and fire departments are checking results of levies and bonds that will fund their programs.You can find all of the election results from the November 3 general election on the Thurston County Auditor’s website.  You can see who is leading in Port Commissioner races, school bond levies, Olympia and Tenino mayor races and all other election returns across Thurston County. Facebook58Tweet0Pin0last_img