Rifting of continental lithosphere leading to oceanic basins is a complex process conditioned by different factors such as the rheology and thermal structure of the underlying lithosphere, as well as underlying asthenospheric dynamics. All these processes, which finally lead to oceanic domains, can better be recognized in small oceanic basins. Powell Basin is a small oceanic basin bounded to the north by the South Scotia Ridge, to the east by the South Orkney Microcontinent, and to the west by the Antarctic Peninsula. It was formed between the Oligocene and Miocene, however, its age is not well defined, among other reasons due to the small amplitude of its spreading magnetic anomalies. This basin is an ideal framework to analyze the different rifting and spreading phases, which leads from continental crust to the formation of an oceanic domain through different extensional regimes. To identify the different boundaries during the formation of Powell Basin from the beginning of the rifting until the end of the spreading, we use different data sources: magnetic, gravity, multichannel seismic profiles and bathymetry data. We use seismic and bathymetry data to estimate the Total Tectonic Subsidence. Total Tectonic Subsidence has proven to be useful to delineate the different tectonic regimes present from early rifting to the formation of oceanic seafloor. This result together with magnetic data has been used to delimit the oceanic domain and compare with previous authors’ proposals. This method could be applied in any other basin or margin to help delimiting its boundaries. Finally, we analyze the role that an asthenospheric branch intruding from the Scotia Sea played in the evolution of the magnetic anomaly signature on an oceanic basin.
Mobile devices offer small businesses a variety of conveniences, including the ability to stay connected with staff, accept customer payments and manage operations from anywhere. But with increased access comes an increased importance to ensuring your business-related information, and that of your employees and customers, remains safe and secure. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business on a mobile device:Be mindful of your Wi-Fi connection. Though mobile devices can enhance your ability to “multitask” and transform any down time your day presents with an opportunity to catch up on business, not all Wi-Fi connections are created equal. Be particularly mindful of not accessing sensitive business data on your mobile device when the only option is a public Wi-Fi “hot spot” like those offered in airports, libraries and coffee shops. Wait to find a secure Wi-Fi connection that requires a password before accessing bank accounts, bookkeeping and payroll software or customer payments. The added layer of protection is an important part of ensuring you don’t expose your business or customers to unnecessary risk in the name of convenience.Define what devices access your business data. Survey data collected by Gartner research indicates that as many as 40 percent of employees now use their personal mobile devices to conduct work-related business. Though allowing employees to use mobile devices for business can ease the investment made into desktop devices, and potentially improves productivity by allowing employees to stay connected to business despite their physical location — it also requires security standards in the form of a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) workplace policy. Start by identifying why you’re allowing mobile devices into your workplace, whether to manage costs, improve workplace flexibility, or enhance your customer experience in terms of expedited and reduced wait times at the point of sale via mobile payments. Once you’ve outlined your objectives, identify what kinds of mobile devices will deliver on your objectives, along with those that are not allowed, given the types of data that your business handles and the level of risk it absorbs as a result. If you feel Apple products are more secure than Windows-based devices, for example, state that mandate in your policy, along with parameters for “Acceptable Use” on such devices. If you invite employees to share in social media updates or a company blog but don’t want them doing so from their phone, for example, outline such standards in the policy.Designate a technology expert to manage mobile protocol. Task a dedicated technology expert, whether an internal employee or third-party security resource to ensure that your company has proper security protocols in place, including working firewalls and spam and malware filters. Ensure that any cloud-based data that might be accessed from a mobile device uses log-in authentication and password requirements that are updated appropriately, including mandated password changes that occur every few months. According to recent data released by SplashData the two most common passwords in 2013 and 2014 are “123456” and “password.” Maintain security training with employees for continued education regarding mobile security threats and protection measures. For example, though there are more than one million apps now available on the Apple store, not all are legitimate. If employees must download an app onto their device to do business, ensure that your IT resource is involved in the process and that the download derives from a reliable source (like the issuing company’s website).Have a plan of attack. Protecting your business on a mobile device also requires your preparedness in the event of a breach. Consider “worst case scenarios” such as how you would go about “locking” a mobile device remotely if it is lost or stolen. Additionally, educate yourself and your team on how to quickly change passwords for sensitive data from a desktop computer that may be accessed on a mobile web browser (and thus, retrievable in its history). 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kristen Gramigna Kristen Gramigna is Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay, a credit card processing firm, and also serves on its Board of Directors. She has more than 15 years worth of experience … Web: www.bluepay.com Details
Published on March 24, 2018 at 1:06 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez DURHAM, N.C. — It was 8:55 at the Devil’s Krafthouse, a small pub tucked underneath the Bryan Center on Duke University’s campus. With Syracuse and Duke set to tip-off in an under an hour, Duke fans chuckled at the idea of a Syracuse-Duke rivalry. “They’ve been in the conference a few years,” a fan in a white Duke jersey said as he watched the Clemson-Kansas game on a TV practically to himself. “We have Carolina,” a middle-aged man in a Duke hat a few circle tables over added. “Of course it is!” a fan amongst a group of friends said before chuckling. He paused. “Nah, it’s not.” Up Interstate 81, more than 620 miles away from Krafthouse, Otto the Orange pranced into the Schine Student Center to a loud cheer. A Syracuse fan, clothed in an Orange blazer and matching T-shirt, walked up to the mascot and posed for a selfie.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Beat Duke!” he yelled. Otto quickly proceeded through a set of double doors. Past the table with Otto’s Army hats, beads and socks, past the pizza boxes and chicken tender trays, and into the cafeteria. A group of Student Association members prepped its first watch party of SU’s most-recent impromptu NCAA Tournament run.One volunteer noded to another and the doors opened again, welcoming the SU fans hoping to see another upset. Their counterparts at the Krafthouse waited patiently in the seats they had already claimed for a game they had previously anticipated. And thus proceeded what the oddsmakers expected: a 69-65 Blue Devils win in the Sweet 16.At the Krafthouse, owner Andy Perno, a Rochester, New York, native who grew up an SU fan, tried to control the crowd at the door. His restaurant was modestly full, and students improvised.“This is the most crowded it’s been since the Carolina game,” he said, referring to Duke’s 74-69 loss to UNC in the ACC tournament.Suddenly, two kids at the door carrying chairs from the Au Bon Pain out in the main part of the student center caught Perno’s eye.“You can bring those in, but you have to put them back,” he said. “No one put them back after the Carolina game.”While CBS’ pregame package aired in Syracuse, a worker in the back of the now-packed cafeteria raised the volume of a projector. A pack of fans in the middle of the room called out, wishing for it to be tuned to ‘44.’“No one knows what that number means,” a fan in a blue SU sweatshirt said. “We’re told it means something.”His concerns were eventually washed out as Schine buzzed. Duke’s Grayson Allen gave an interview on screen and the crowd booed. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim flashed on the projector and a woman in an Orange shirt bowed her arms toward him. Josh Shub-Seltzer | Staff PhotographerWhen the game tipped off, Perno yelled, “Go Cuse!” It’s the loudest someone at the Krafthouse yelled for the entire first half. When Duke scored its first basket, a Blue Devil fan sporting a blue No. 12 jersey stopped his pace around the table and settled comfortably into his seat.An Orange fan in a white sweater put his hands up and smirked as Trevon Duval jogged down the floor. “We got this,” he said in Schine to bystanders.After Paschal Chukwu finished an alley-oop, the same fan lowered his head and roared “Chukwu!” as those around him cheered.SU’s 7-foot-2 center drew the ire of the Orange fans later in the first half, however. An elbow knocked out a contact lense and sent him to the floor, allowing a Duke forward to convert an easy dunk.“Why are you taking off in the middle of the play?” one fan asked in frustration.A Krafthouse customer, in a sweatshirt and button down, neither of which were in Duke colors, chuckled at the incident.“Did he drop his contacts? Ah that sucks,” he said. “Now he’s gotta go in front of a mirror and wash his hands.”When the SU trainers assisted Chukwu in replacing his contacts, the Duke fans roared in hysterics, including a table of six sitting beside the bar. One friend had missed the folly, though, strolling in about 10 minutes later with his backpack. The Duke student promptly took out his laptop. He had an assignment due at midnight, he said.“At least I’m here watching,” he quipped.Late in the first half, both viewing parties watched Orange forward Oshae Brissett rise up, reach back and clank a wide-open dunk. An SU fan in a white, long-sleeve shirt saw the missed opportunity and pulled at her blonde hair. Syracuse’s hot start had cooled, and the Schine crowd grew restless.In Durham, the fans clapped. They let out a sigh of relief and continued on with their conversations. At the table of six, two members motioned to leave.“You guys leaving?” a fan in a black Cameron Crazies shirt asked.“We’ll be back,” his friend in a J.J. Redick jersey said.The halftime buzzer sounded, and a group of viewers made their way to the back of the Schine dining room to the orange-and-white cookies and other snacks. Those in attendance weren’t as confident in an SU win as they were before the game. Yet they still thought an upset was in reach.“I think the zone is working well but they are giving up too many free throws,” one fan said while munching on a cookie.Around the room of the Krafthouse, there was almost a consensus. Duke was going to win.“I think the zone hurt us early,” said the man sporting his Cameron Crazies shirt. “They were pressuring the three. I think we figure it out and win by 15.”The outlier, a blonde-bearded man, wasn’t sure of his final score prediction. In the end, he decided on Syracuse, admitting he hadn’t really paid enough attention in the first half anyway. He had been talking.As the favorites’ lead grew slightly after the break, fan’s frustrations started to boil over in Schine. One partisan, donning a makeshift uniform made up of an orange Nike jersey and matching shorts, sat near the front row and barked out orders.“Rotate! Rotate! Hands up!” he said.With every Syracuse miss and subsequent Duke make, he gazed at the ceiling and prayed. When Chukwu missed a dunk that would’ve cut the deficit to one, the fan whacked a table three times and screamed. Most fans groaned with him and a few pulled their new hats over their eyes. Molly Gibbs | Assistant Photo EditorIn Durham, the Duke student made his deadline. He left briefly around halftime to finish his assignment. He hadn’t missed much, Duke still led, the other two members of the six table crew were still out and about. The Duke fan in the No. 12 jersey, who once stood for the opening tip-off, still lounged in his seat.Occasionally the Duke crowd livened up, often on 3-point attempts. On a Gary Trent Jr. 3-pointer with just under 12 minutes remaining, a fan staring at the screen dipped his hip slightly when the ball clanked off the rim, almost wincing. As Marvin Bagley III put back the rebound, the fan in his 2015 National Championship shirt turned to his friend and smirked.Duke’s lead steadied over the latter portion of the second frame, and SU’s staff sensed the outcome. Student Association and Otto’s Army workers took down the curtains that bordered the cafeteria from the dining room in the game’s final minutes.As Trent Jr. iced the contest with free throws, heads fell into hands and the final seconds bled off the clock with a whimper. The projector feed cut out, and Schine quickly emptied. Within minutes, it was like the event never happened.“What do we do now, guys?” an SU fan asked her friends now outside the student center. “What do we do?”It took less than three minutes for the Krafthouse to clear out. The Duke fans applauded and turned their backs on their TVs all at once.“A win’s a win,” a Duke fan said as he carried his chair out. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
In this Oct. 25, 2013, photo, Jazmine Fenlator, right, and Lolo Jones look up after coming to a stop after racing in the U.S. women’s bobsled team Olympic trials in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying.So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.”Of all the words Jones said Monday, they might have been the most telling. It’s no secret that she wasn’t going to win popularity contests with her U.S. track and field teammates, especially after enjoying some spoils of fame despite failing to win a hurdles medal in either the Beijing Games of 2008 or the London Olympics four years later.As a hurdler, she was always alone, often feeling unwanted. As a bobsledder, she’s never alone — her teammates go just about anywhere she does. And despite some faux complaining from her about that, it’s clear Jones is enjoying her trip to the Sochi Games more than anyone would have guessed when she showed up in Lake Placid, N.Y., for a tryout in the fall of 2012.“From the first week they accepted me, they embraced me, they lifted me up, and I think it was what I needed to not only be a bobsled athlete but return back to track with my head held high and proud of the things I have achieved in that sport,” Jones said. “So I really am grateful for them. I’m almost about to cry because they really gave me a fresh start, for sure.”Jones is one of three brakemen on the women’s team, and U.S. officials plan to announce this week the driver-pusher pairings for the competition. Drama tends to find Jones at any Olympics, and this one is no exception, with some members of the national team questioning why she was selected over such experienced pushers as Emily Azevedo and Katie Eberling — both of whom openly aired their frustrations about not making the squad.Once Jones was picked to the team, conspiracy theories started coming out. NBC played a role, some said. Others felt the U.S. Olympic Committee hoped to capitalize on Jones’ popularity. (For the record, American officials not just deny, but laugh at those notions.) Azevedo was quoted as saying Jones’ Twitter followers — 377,293 of them as of Monday morning — helped make her a more attractive candidate to the selection committee.Jones expected some naysayers to question her being selected. She didn’t expect how big the storm would be after the pick was revealed.“This is a sequel,” Jones said, drawing a parallel between this and how some track teammates complained that her popularity soared without winning a medal in Beijing or London. “I just wasn’t prepared for it. … I definitely didn’t feel it coming this time, but it’s hard when you don’t make a team. I think sometimes people forget that.”She seems perfectly content now. Jones and fellow first-time Olympic push athlete Lauryn Williams, another Summer Games veteran who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash in 2004 and helped the U.S. win gold in the 4×100-meter relay in London, will become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in both the summer and winter versions of the games.“I’ve gotten to see her over the last six months, see how hard she’s working toward this and she won’t be outworked by anyone,” Williams said. “She put in every effort and she’s as deserving as everyone on this team. It was really tough to see the hurt on all sides, and without picking sides. What they did wasn’t right, but at the same time, you know it was from a place of deep hurt.”On Monday, Jones was doing more laughing and smiling than crying.She was joking with Elana Meyers, one of the three pilots, on her walk to the media center about how if it hadn’t been for falling short in Beijing and London, she wouldn’t be in Sochi. Jones went to Lake Placid looking to escape her Olympic troubles, not thinking about a new Olympic path, and it was Meyers and fellow pilot Jazmine Fenlator who were among the first to befriend the hurdler.Jones was depressed, underweight after not really eating for a month or so after London, and in desperate need of change. Fenlator didn’t even recognize Jones, thinking instead she was a distance runner because of her much leaner-than-usual build at the time.“I mean, I have legit stats or whatever but sometimes you kind of forget those especially if you get thrown under the bus so many times in the media,” Jones said. “I’ve even been thrown under the bus by my teammates in track and field. So to go into the training center and they barely knew me and they kind of just took me under their wing and were like, ‘No, you’re one of us.’”That’s when the tears started to fall.Make no mistake: These Olympics mean plenty to Jones.“I truly believe that your greatest failures or mishaps in life can have the best motivation for you to do something amazing,” Jones said. “I’ve just kind of taken that stance and that’s really why I feel like I’m here as a bobsled athlete. I’m not willing to give up.”
Cruz Montana, one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of Eureka High football and the only to lead the program to a state playoff game, signed a letter of commitment to play football at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., during a ceremony at his home in Eureka, Friday afternoon.“I’m really excited to be a part of the culture and team at Lewis and Clark,” Montana said of his decision. “I visited a lot of schools, some that had more wins and success than (Lewis and Clark) …
Kareena Kapoor Khan has turned the idea of a pregnant Bollywood actor on its head. Breaking all norms, a heavily pregnant Bebo proudly flaunts her baby bump at ramps, red carpets and magazine covers. The actor is rocking maternity fashion, from the little black dress to thigh high slits.ALSO READ: Kareena hopes her baby doesn’t inherit THIS trait from SaifALSO READ: Saif Ali Khan to take paternity leave for Kareena Kapoor Khan’s delivery? SEE PICS: Kareena Kapoor Khan is pure royalty as she flaunts her baby bump on the red carpet The Udta Punjab actor, who was recently spotted at this year’s Lux Golden Rose Awards rocking a red off-shoulder gown, sported a gown yet again at a magazine shoot this week. Kareena was spotted recently at Mehboob Studios for a photoshoot, glowing with the radiance of a mommy-to-be. Bebo, who is showing no signs of slowing down even in her third trimester, wore a flowy white gown for the shoot.Unstoppable!Despite being a few weeks away from delivering her baby, the beautiful Kareena was spotted shooting for a magazine?? pic.twitter.com/BtfpFM8Arm Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaOnline) November 16, 2016Photo – Kareena Kapoor Khan spotted at a magazine shoot ! pic.twitter.com/MZ9xlW4NtZ Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaK_FC) November 16, 2016The pictures, which have since gone viral, show off her big baby bump perfectly.WATCH:
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines run onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)When someone says something about Michigan football, Jim Harbaugh can’t help but respond. We saw it yesterday, when a Rutgers secret society played a prank on Michigan at its camp in New Jersey, and a few weeks ago, Harbaugh fired off a pretty heated tweet in the direction of Alabama’s Nick Saban after the Crimson Tide head coach criticized satellite camps. He later doubled down, calling Saban “hypocritical.”Saban, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the largely-manufactured controversy. He was asked about Harbaugh’s comments once again today, and refused to get in the mud with the Michigan Man.Alabama HC Nick Saban on his thoughts regarding perceived beef with Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh: pic.twitter.com/32hhBUjgFJ— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) June 9, 2016That’s not quite as fun, but we wouldn’t expect Saban to handle it any other way.[Saturday Down South]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
Chris StewartAPTN NewsA man who grew up in Alberta’s child welfare system is suing the province for $11 million for sexual abuse he suffered while in care.Steven Morin says Alberta Child Services failed to protect him from a convicted sex offender.He says between the ages of five and nine, he was sexually assaulted – almost on a weekly basis.Morin says what should have been a safe foster home was instead, a place of fear and trauma.And the man who lived with his foster mother, John Edward Beaver, should never have been anywhere close to children he said.“This man came back into our home, and when he came back into our home, he continued to abuse us,” said Morin. “But not only did he continue to abuse us, the abuse towards me severely accelerated.“In the most horrendous disgusting ways you can think of.”Beaver had a conviction of possession of child pornography, and sentenced to six months in prison in 1999.(John Edward Beaver)Then he was back in the foster home where Morin and other foster children lived and the sexual abuse continued.Now, Morin wants Alberta Children’s Services to pay for failing to protect him.“How could they have missed this man? If he was not a foster parent, how could they have missed this? If he was a foster parent how could they again have missed this? Time and time again, they missed it. Missed it.” said Morin.Morin received a $35,000 dollar injury claim from an Alberta government fund for victims of crime. He said he was too young and foolish when he received the money. One month later, it was all gone.He spent it on alcohol and hard drugs to help numb the pain.He said he contemplated suicide.It took years to recover, a road he is still on.On September 10, Martin and his lawyer are attending a joint settlement meeting in court to decide whether a settlement is possible or whether the case should go to trial.Morin wants others who were abused to demand compensation as well.“If my lawsuit wins, then I’m hoping that setting the bar at eleven million, it’s going to show the government that we are not kidding around here,” he said.Beaver was charged with more than a dozen counts of sexual assault.But he would never stand trial for those charges. He died in his sleep in [email protected]@aptnchris
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Coroners Service has released the latest statistics looking at the ongoing fatal drug overdoes epidemic which shows a large spike in the number of illicit drug overdoses across the province in March.Preliminary data indicates that 161 B.C. residents died of a drug overdose in March, a jump of 59 compared to February. That’s a 58 percent increase compared to the 102 deaths that occurred in February, and a 24 percent increase over the number of fatalities in March 2017.The overdose death rate in Northern B.C. surged in March after trailing the rest of the province. After recording nine deaths in the first two months of the year, Northern Health recorded 13 deaths in March alone, bringing the yearly total to 22. Of the 22 fatal overdoses so far this year in Northern Health, 20 were recorded as fentanyl-detected overdoses, which works out to 91 percent of deadly overdoses.The BC Coroners Service is urgently reminding anyone using illicit drugs not to use alone. Those using substances should have someone nearby equipped and trained to administer naloxone or able to call 911 immediately if an overdose occurs. Photo by BC Coroners ServiceThree of last month’s deaths occurred in Northeast B.C., while eight occurred in the Northern Interior, and the Northwest region recorded its first fatal overdose of the year. The Northern Interior now has the second-highest rate of fatal drug overdoses of any region in the province, with 45.8 deaths per 100,000 residents. The fatality rate in Northeast B.C. is below the provincial average at 27 deaths per 100,000, while the Northern Health rate as a whole was the second-lowest in B.C. at 30.8 deaths per 100,000. Photo by BC Coroners Service Photo by BC Coroners Service The Coroners Service also released its quarterly statistics on the number of fatal overdoses in which fentanyl was detected. Of the 161 people across the province who died from an overdose, 129 had fentanyl detected in their systems, which works out to just over 80 percent. The number of fatal fentanyl overdoses across B.C. in March was higher than the 82 seen in February, and the 112 in January. The rate of fentanyl overdoses was even higher in Northern B.C. Eleven of the 13 people who died last month in the North had fentanyl detected, while all of the fatal overdoses in January and February involved fentanyl. Four of the five fatal overdoses in Northeast B.C. were fentanyl overdoses.
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the administration of President Donald Trump was prepared to take military action to stem the crisis in Venezuela. “The president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent. Military action is possible. If that’s what’s required, that’s what the United States will do,” Pompeo said on Fox Business Network. Pompeo said the US would prefer a peaceful transition of power, with President Nicolas Maduro leaving and new elections held to choose new leaders. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”But the president has made clear in the event that there comes a moment — and we will all have to make decisions about when that moment is and the president will ultimately have to make that decision — he’s prepared to do that if that’s what’s required.” In a separate interview with CNN, National Security Advisor John Bolton said Pompeo would be speaking later today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the situation. Bolton and Pompeo have accused Russia and Cuba of standing in the way of a change in the regime in Caracas. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsPompeo said Tuesday that Maduro was set to leave the country for Cuba but apparently was talked out of it by the Russians. “The Russians like nothing better than putting a thumb in our eye,” Bolton said. “They’re using the Cubans as surrogates. They’d love to get effective control of a country in this hemisphere.” “It’s not ideological, it’s just good old fashioned power politics. That’s why we have the Monroe doctrine which we’re dusting off in this administration, why the president indicated last night that the Cubans better think long and hard about what their role is,” he added. The Monroe doctrine is a 19th century US policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere by European powers, which later was invoked to justify US intervention in Latin America.