The occurrence of the Upper Jurassic bivalve Malayomaorica malayomaorica (Krumbeck) on the Orville Coast, Antarctica

first_imgMalayomaorica malayomaorica is an important Upper Jurassic bivalve in the southern hemisphere: widely distributed in strata of Early – Middle Kimmeridgian age, it is a zone fossil of considerable potential for regional biostratigraphic correlations. Its common occurrence in the Latady Formation of the Orville Coast, Antarctica, indicates that at least part of this stratigraphic unit has a Kimmeridgian age. Although its precise taxonomic status remains in some doubt, it would appear to be the earliest buchiid-like bivalve so far recorded from the southern hemisphere. Its very wide distribution around the margins of Gondwana is similar to that established for species of the Late Jurassic bivalve genera Retroceramus, Buchia and Anopaealast_img read more

Watch Melvin Seals Play With Phil Lesh & Friends For The First Time Ever

first_imgLast night, Phil Lesh continued his run at the Capitol Theatre, playing the Port Chester, NY venue for the second straight night. The Gratefully inspired performance featured an exciting debut, with longtime Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals holding it down behind the ivories for the first time in Phil Lesh & Friends history. With Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, Tony Leone and Alex Koford joining in the mix, the band was playing as fine as ever. The group opened with a bluesy “Alligator” before breaking out into JGB classic, a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come.” The show featured a lot of covers led by Haynes, including Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” and The Beatles’ “She Said She Said.”Watch “Alligator > The Harder They Come” below, courtesy of Sean Roche. Check out some clips from the show, below. This band is set to do it all tonight as well, May 29th! Check out the full setlist below.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 5/28/16Set One: Alligator pl > The Harder They Come wh, Broken Arrow pl (wh), The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys wh > Midnight Rider wh, She Said She Said whSet Two: Jam > Playin’ In The Band pl wh ak > Let It Ride pl > Sunshine Of Your Love wh > Cosmic Charlie pl ak > Dark Star pl ak > Lady With A Fan pl > Terrapin Station pl wh (ak ) > Playin’ In The Band repriseEncore: One More Saturday Night, Lazy River Road[Cover photo via Marc Millman/Instagram]center_img Set two was framed around a major “Playin’ In The Band,” as they opened and closed the set with the beloved tune. A number of great songs came between, including Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Grateful Dead classics “Dark Star” and the full “Terrapin Station” suite. The show ended with a glorious combination of “One More Saturday Night” and the Garcia-penned “Lazy River Road.”Full audio can be streamed here, courtesy of Keith Litzenberger.last_img read more

Jill Biden signals she’ll be more active as first lady

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is sending the message that she’ll be a more active first lady than her predecessor. On Monday, five days into her new role, Jill Biden made a trio of appearances before governors’ spouses, Latinos and library officials. That followed her visit Friday to a Washington health clinic and delivery of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members who provided security for her husband’s inauguration. Melania Trump often allowed weeks to pass between her public appearances when she was first lady.last_img read more

B’way’s Big Win: Theater Finally Gets Same Tax Breaks as TV & Film

first_imgChristmas will come early for Broadway on December 18! For the first time ever, Great White Way productions and live theater will qualify for the same tax breaks that film and TV projects receive. The result, part of a bigger tax package that you’ve probably been hearing ad nauseam about, should hopefully lead to new investment and create hundreds of jobs in the Big Apple and on the Main Stem.U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s campaign to push the tax code tweak through involved tapping a host of Broadway faves, including Tony winners Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and Tyne Daly.“The Broadway and Touring Broadway industries have a combined economic impact of more than $15 billion dollars on the nation’s economy and employ tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and around the world, yet we are still very much made up of small businesses that actively seek financing from individual investors,” commented Broadway bigwig Robert E. Wankel, Chairman of the Broadway League and President & Co-CEO of “The Shuberts,” in a statement. “This relatively small amendment to the Tax Code will have a tremendous impact on the theater business.”According to the Broadway League, Broadway attendance in the 2014-15 season reached 13.1 million; the Great White Way contributes nearly $12 billion a year to New York City’s economy on top of ticket sales and supports 87,000 local jobs. View Commentslast_img read more

The importance of quality promotional video in tourism

first_imgUnder the motto “The best service in Zadar”, the travel agency Terra Travel has been taking care of guests coming to Zadar for 15 years. A successful business model as one of the largest travel agencies can be thanked for immediately understanding, which is unfortunately still a rarity today, as the motive for coming is not accommodation, but diverse, quality and authentic content of the tourist destination.So through their business they focus on content rather than form and offer a full service. From accommodation services, transportation, congress organization, car rental, to the sale of various destination experiences through various tours and excursions, and since four years ago through nautical tourism. As Tomislav Fain, the owner of the travel agency Terra Travel, points out, guests want experiences, and we are here to offer them the best personalized service.The business decision to be based on smaller groups, ie personalized service, as well as the increase in the quality of performance brought them great growth in the past few years, and entering nautical tourism was a real hit. “As we have been dealing with tourism through the agency for 15 years, we were looking for something new and different in order to move away from classic tours as well as mass, ie in large groups, going by boat to the Kornati National Park. We wanted to offer our guests a personalized service with a focus on quality and experiences. So four years ago we started with the Sailing Croatia project, ie a one-day rental of sailboats, but as these are small groups of up to eight people, we focused on adding value and experience”Fain points out.Content, content and only authentic and unique content is a winning formula, and it is the focus on quality and additional content, not form, that has proven to be a winning combination “Our guests can get the basics of sailing, see the Kornati National Park in a private and more relaxed atmosphere, define the route themselves which is certainly more personalized than mass boat trips, and this proved to be a hit because tourists are delighted with the approach. Also, on board we have equipment for diving, fishing, kayaking so that tourists get a lot of experience in a relaxed atmosphere, learn to sail, ie get the basics of sailing and finally experience the Kornati National Park – all in one day.. ”Says Fain.That in this whole story about mass tourism, quality and personalized service are always sought and will be sought, is proven by the growth of the agency as well as nautical stories through the Sailing Croatia product and from year to year both demand and supply grow. “After four years, we have expanded our offer to one-day, two-day and three-day tours, so that guests come to Zadar for seven days, and spend two or three days on a sailboat, while the rest of the week they are accommodated in Zadar. “Tomislav Fain points out, and adds that the interest is growing from year to year, so their fleet of one sailing ship for eight people, today has grown into another motor boat and one wooden boat 16 meters long, and every year the fleet expands at least for one ship.Quality, not the lowest possible price For the purpose of promoting this interesting tourist story and quality additional content, a promotional video was made showing the beauties of the Zadar archipelago, which thrilled me and which is the motive for writing this article. The video simply attracts you and calls you to be a part of this story and experience. Again, it is based on people, ie on experience and emotions. It does not sell form, but content. It doesn’t sell sailboat rentals, but through the story it slowly draws you through moments and experiences that you want to be on a sailboat.It reminds me of the business concept “The Golden circle – Why, How, What “Simon Sinek who became famous as the most watched TED.com lecture, and later one of the most successful business books” Start with Why “. The concept is based on how people don’t buy products or follow leaders on the principle of what they do, but why you do it. So, they communicate first why, how and only in the end what they ultimately sell i.e. what is their product. (Why, How, What) and not the other way around. All through the prism of storytelling. We constantly revolve around telling stories because that is exactly what our tourism needs – to tell our authentic stories, and to be some bad copies of other tourist destinations. So a video or a picture must tell a story.Also, a very important message is quality and professional production. Always use professional services and watch the quality, not how to go as little as possible and record video with a mobile phone, because in the end the only thing that matters is the final product and the message. Of course, after shooting the video, it is necessary to invest in promoting it so that as many people as possible can see it, because we can have the best product in the world, but if no one knows about it, everything falls into the water.The video for which I am writing this article, regardless of being promotional, can be freely classified as a breathtaking TOP video from Croatia, and I am sure that anyone who plans to visit Zadar and watch this video will be interested in being on “that” video.last_img read more

Arsenal line up Freddie Ljungberg as Unai Emery’s replacement

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 7:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Arsenal’s hierarchy will hold a meeting about Unai Emery’s future on Friday (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementThe 42-year-old, who won two Premier League titles and three FA Cup trophies as a player at Arsenal, is currently part of Emery’s first-team coaching staff.ESPN report that senior figures at Arsenal are now viewing Emery’s position at the club as ‘untenable’.Ljungberg’s first match as manager could be this Sunday as Arsenal travel to Norwich City in the Premier League. Arsenal line up Freddie Ljungberg as Unai Emery’s replacement Comment Advertisementcenter_img Ljungberg could be in charge for Arsenal’s clash with Norwich on Sunday (AFP via Getty Images)When asked about his future after the defeat to Frankfurt, Emery admitted that Arsenal ‘are not in a good moment’.‘I can understand now all the criticism about the team, about me,’ said the Spaniard.‘We are not in a good moment. My work and my job is first analysis and then prepare for the match on Sunday. Today we improved things, but it was not enough.‘We need to win and to gain confidence. I think we are better than we are showing, the players, the coaches and me.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg is poised to take over from Unai Emery at Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal are lining up Freddie Ljungberg as a replacement for Unai Emery, according to reports.The Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday evening could finally be the tipping point for the club’s hierarchy, who are set to meet on Friday to resolve Emery’s future.Arsenal have now failed to register a win in their last seven games in all competitions under Emery, while his out-of-form side are already eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League.According to widespread reports, Ljungberg is now favourite to take over from Emery on an interim basis until the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Involved Dads Save Daughters from Risky Behavior

first_imgChristian Headlines 16 June 2017Family First Comment: “The authors note it was the quality of dad’s time in the home that made the biggest impact. When his influence and presence was positive, the older daughter—who spent more time with her father—delayed sexual activity and spent less time with sexually risk-prone peers. But more time with a distant and cold father seemed to have a negative impact on the older sister. “It’s all about dosage of exposure to dads; the bigger the dose, the more fathering matters—for better and for worse.””Quality time with Dad decreases a daughter’s propensity for risky sexual activity, according to a study released last month.The study, published in the journal Developmental Psychology, adds to a host of research that continues to highlight the importance of fathering for daughters.Researchers Danielle DelPriore and Bruce Ellis of the University of Utah, and Gabriel Schlomer of the State University of New York at Albany, found an inverse relationship between the amount of quality fathering a daughter receives and her likelihood for promiscuous sex, unprotected sex, and sex while intoxicated.While previous studies showed a link between less time with dad and risky sexual activity, some observers wondered whether genetics was somewhat to blame—a father prone to absence might pass on genes that made his daughter prone to risky behavior.But this study derails that hypothesis.For this study, researchers looked at families with two biological sisters, at least four years apart, in intact families, as well as families with a divorce or separation before the younger sister turned 14. Same family, same genetics, but two daughters with different amounts of quality fathering.READ MORE: http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/involved-dads-save-daughters-from-risky-behavior.htmllast_img read more

Jag: We won’t look back in anger

first_img Press Association The incident was missed by the officials but Fellaini served a three-match ban and was absent from much of the busy festive period and the midfielder, along with team-mate Steven Pienaar, is also suspended for the Potters’ visit on Saturday. However, Jagielka stressed the players who are available will be focused on building on their most recent league outing, when they beat last season’s champions Manchester City. “Obviously we didn’t enjoy the way it was when we played at Stoke,” said the centre-back. “I don’t think we got any help from the officials at all. You can’t condone what Felli did but in the build-up he was getting wrestled all the time.” With David Moyes’ side sixth in the table, six points off the top four, Jagielka believes they need to approach the final nine matches with a slightly different attitude. “We need to win games now,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “If we were to draw I’m not saying it would be the end of the season but we have to go out ultra-positive and really take it to teams and see how we go.” The previous clash between the clubs in December saw Marouane Fellaini head-butt Ryan Shawcross in the face after what the Toffees believed was considerable provocation throughout the match. Jagielka said: “We won’t look back at the game, though, because now we need to concentrate on being positive and getting the right results.” center_img Everton defender Phil Jagielka insists there will be no lingering resentment when Stoke visit Goodison Park at the weekend.last_img read more

Lambert wants Villa to come of age

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists his players cannot use youth and inexperience as an excuse any more. Lambert’s two years in the job have seen him place great faith in players who are relatively young, lacking in Barclays Premier League experience or both. With Villa having ended each of the last two seasons in 15th place, the Scot is in no doubt an improvement is needed in 2014-15 and over the summer he has notably brought in signings with plenty of action in the division under their belts in Joe Cole, Philippe Senderos and Kieran Richardson. It also appears that seasoned English top-flight campaigners already on Villa’s books but previously out of the first-team picture, such as Alan Hutton, Darren Bent and the fit-again Charles N’Zogbia, will be getting a look in this term. And at his pre-match press conference ahead of the club’s Premier League opener at Stoke on Saturday, Lambert said about the rest of the squad: “They are not young any more. They have had two years of it. “You can’t keep going with that excuse. You stand up and take it now. You can only get away with that for so long. “(Eighteen-year-old midfielder) Jack Grealish is young. But the rest – they are men now.” Villa started last season in impressive style with a 3-1 win at Arsenal, and Lambert would gladly take a repeat outcome this time around. But he is also mindful that a good opening result is of little consequence if it is not built upon, given Villa lost their next three league games after the victory at the Emirates Stadium, and seven of their last nine at the campaign’s conclusion. “The last six or seven weeks of the season were ridiculous,” Lambert said. “I don’t want to go through that again. “We had a hard start, but we only picked up three points. You need to try to get as many points as you can from the beginning.” It has been a summer of uncertainty in many ways for Villa, particularly with the club still owned at this point by Randy Lerner despite his announcement in May that he was intending to sell. Nonetheless, Lambert is adamant the midlands outfit are “really healthy”. “This is a fantastic club, and the state of the club is what it is,” the manager said when asked about the situation with Lerner. “The club is a really healthy place. “The main thing for me is to get the team going and improving a lot on what we did last year. “As I have said before, the last two years have not been good enough. We have to aim a lot higher than that. As a group, everybody, we have to do better.” Press Associationlast_img read more