Olympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas schedules free clinicNext articleAs Presidents Day is observed, Bush paintings exhibit continues in Midland museum admin Facebook WhatsApp Olympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series Twitter Pinterest Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute will host an upcoming lecture entitled “An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and moderated by CBS 7 anchor Tatum Hubbard. “An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.The lecture is part of the JBS Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.Joyner-Kersee is the author of both “A Kind of Grace” (1997), her autobiography, and “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere.” She is an active professional speaker and speaks on topics of athletics, business success, living with the limitations of medical issues, nutrition, women’s issue and youth advocacy.Tatum Hubbard, CBS 7 News Anchor, will moderate the lecture. Audience members are encouraged to submit their questions to Joyner-Kersee during the lecture using their phones, by texting their question to the moderator. The text number will be provided during the program.Tickets are $10. Students from area schools, colleges and universities get in free with a student ID.For tickets, call 800-514-3849.More coverage>> Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks staying balanced By admin – February 19, 2018 Pinterest Local News Facebooklast_img read more

Geochemistry of mafic dykes in the Antarctic Peninsula continental-margin batholith: a record of arc evolution

first_imgMafic dykes of the Antarctic Peninsula continental-margin arc are compositionally diverse, comprising calc-alkaline (dominant), shoshonite, tholeiite, and OIB-like varieties. Their compositions give information about different mafic magma sources tapped during arc evolution. The compositional groups represent partial melts of at least five distinct mantle sources: a low-ɛNd subduction-modified, garnet-bearing, lithospheric mantle (older calc-alkaline); a high-ɛNd subduction-modified, garnet-bearing, lithospheric mantle (shoshonites); a high-ɛNd subduction-modified, spinel-bearing, asthenospheric mantle (younger calc-alkaline); E-MORB-like spinel-bearing asthenosphere depleted by a previous melting event (tholeiites); and within-plate non-subduction modified, garnet- and spinel-bearing, asthenosphere (OIB-like). Slab-derived fluids, subducted sediment, and arc crust also contributed to the magmas. Consideration of previous work in the light of our new compositional and geochronological data enables presentation of a summary of arc evolution. For most of the Cretaceous and Tertiary, the tectonic regime of the Antarctic Peninsula arc was transtensional, and calc-alkaline magmas intruded. An oceanic spreading centre collided with the trench during the Late Cretaceous and induced tectonic changes which caused tapping of different magma sources. A pulse of shoshonitic, tholeiitic, and OIB-like mafic magmatism resulted. Three ridge-trench collisions are now recognized during the history of the arc, in Mid–Late Jurassic, Late Cretaceous, and Early–Mid Tertiary times.last_img read more

Peruvian Navy Provides Medical, Social Support to Amazon Population

first_imgBy Dialogo August 24, 2015 no comment “An important achievement is that, as a result of the outreach efforts, some 5,000 persons now possess a national identification document, which allows them to access different social support programs offered by the government,” Vice Admiral Javier Gaviola Tejada, General Operational Commander for the Amazon Region and the Fifth Naval Zone, said. Rio Morona and Rio Putumayo I, which entered into service in June. Since the program began, the Navy has held five outreach events in the basins of the Napo and Putumayo Rivers, with each tour lasting about 45 days, during which the PIAS have provided a total of 102,880 medical treatments to residents of both basins. Naval personnel have also administered a wide array of services, including identification registrations, access to scholarships, and educational workshops on topics such as drug use and sex education. “Receiving a pension from the Pensión 65 program allows me to buy food and medicine for my illness. It is a big help for me,” said Arturo Pérez, 77, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and lives in Mangua, in the Loreto region which is only accessible by boat. The PIAS also give many elderly and needy people opportunities to withdraw money by offering ATMs for senior citizens in the Pensión 65 program, which provides a tax-free pension of about $78 every two months to adults older than 65 who live in extreme poverty. Peru’s Navy is playing an important role in helping those who live in extreme poverty in the Amazon region, an area of 782,800 km² that covers 60 percent of the country, has dense vegetation, a variety of climates, and is difficult to access. Since 2013, the Navy has provided support to Amazon populations who don’t have access to basic services because of their communities’ remote locations. Using vessels called Traveling Social Action Platforms (PIAS, for its Spanish acronym), Peruvian authorities are providing comprehensive health, dental, and social services to children and adults, including the elderly. The ATMs installed aboard the PIAS can also facilitate the payment of financial incentives under a national program for direct support to the poorest citizens, called JUNTOS, Spanish for “together”. It provides the country’s neediest families incentives of $62.50 every two months in exchange for a mother’s commitment to bring her minor children to health and educational centers in areas where they live. Rio Napo, constructed in 2013, and the first vessel in its class; Each platform consists of 15 compartments on the first level, where Naval personnel provide health services such as triage, topical treatments, dentistry, telemedicine, ophthalmology, minor surgery, and immunizations, as well as social services. The first level also contains observation theaters and pharmacies. Each of the three PIAS costs about $5.6 million, which includes the infrastructure, the installation of systems, and the acquisition of the equipment necessary for each vessel to operate in accordance with safe navigation standards. center_img Extreme poverty refers to those whose personal expenditures don’t exceed $50.30 per month, which is the cost of the minimal food basket in Peru, according to the National Statistics and Information Technology Institute (INEI). Currently, the Navy has three PIAS: Workers are constructing another PIAS – Rio Putumayo II – at the Naval Industrial Services shipyard in Iquitos, and it will be christened in September. Goal of 12 PIAS Bringing medical and dental treatment and social services to Amazon populations is generating high levels of goodwill and trust from residents in the region, Lt. Velásquez said. Full construction, which includes high-quality finishing, the installation of equipment, and formal testing, both in port and at sea as required by the Peruvian Navy for suitable functioning, will be complete in ten months, Lieutenant José Alberto Velásquez Salcedo, commanding officer of the PIAS Rio Morona, said. The PIAS are organized and directed by the commanding officer and a second in command, while the crew consists of highly trained Navy personnel specializing in navigation, communications, electricity, electronics, propulsion, maintenance, administration, services, and health. Helping the elderly and the needy “The goal is to have 12 vessels on the seven Amazon basins in the next four or five years, distributed along the borders with Ecuador (Napo and Morona Rivers), Colombia (Putumayo River), and Brazil (Yaraví River), as well as in the country’s interior (Ucayali, Marañón, and Tigre Rivers), plus two platforms that will be held in reserve,” Lt. Velásquez added. Optimism and joy “A sense of optimism and joy has awoken in the population receiving benefits,” he added. “We see it at each campaign when the units arrive at the communities, and they come efficiently, jointly, orderly, and free of charge.”last_img read more