The Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains are the least understood tectonic feature on Earth, because they are completely hidden beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Their high elevation and youthful Alpine topography, combined with their location on the East Antarctic craton, creates a paradox that has puzzled researchers since the mountains were discovered in 19581. The preservation of Alpine topography in the Gamburtsevs2 may reflect extremely low long-term erosion rates beneath the ice sheet3, but the mountains’ origin remains problematic. Here we present the first comprehensive view of the crustal architecture and uplift mechanisms for the Gamburtsevs, derived from radar, gravity and magnetic data. The geophysical data define a 2,500-km-long rift system in East Antarctica surrounding the Gamburtsevs, and a thick crustal root4 beneath the range. We propose that the root formed during the Proterozoic assembly of interior East Antarctica (possibly about 1 Gyr ago), was preserved as in some old orogens5, 6 and was rejuvenated during much later Permian (roughly 250 Myr ago) and Cretaceous (roughly 100 Myr ago) rifting. Much like East Africa7, the interior of East Antarctica is a mosaic of Precambrian provinces affected by rifting processes. Our models show that the combination of rift-flank uplift, root buoyancy and the isostatic response to fluvial and glacial erosion explains the high elevation and relief of the Gamburtsevs. The evolution of the Gamburtsevs demonstrates that rifting and preserved orogenic roots can produce broad regions of high topography in continental interiors without significantly modifying the underlying Precambrian lithosphere.
It’s easy to be excited about your job and going to work when things are going really well there and in your personal life. Cue the “Singing in the Rain” song as you happily plod or drive to the office. But that’s not life very much of the time. Historically, only about a third of Americans say they are actually “happy” at any given time. So, what about the rest? How do you stay excited when you’ve had a draining weekend or your boss upset you or you’ve had a disagreement with someone at work, or you are going through something really heavy like a death or a divorce? It’s easy to let life get in the way when things aren’t going 100% according to plan.Here are some easy tips to help get you in a good frame of mind in order to shine at the office during difficult times:If you’re having a bad day, take a look at your to-do list and focus on something that you do really well. Start your day off by doing something that shows your skills and you can feel good about when you have accomplished it. When you do something you are proud of, it will improve your mood and motivate you to tackle the more difficult things on your list.Focus on the end result of what you are doing. Instead of seeing a big pile of to-dos or tasks, take a step back and look at what those tasks all lead to, like serving your co-workers better, or serving your members better, or your community or making the world better in some way. Whenever you can see positive impact on the greaterServing others is one of the easiest ways to boost your mood and help your perspective, and this can also apply to the office. Pick up a caramel macchiato for a coworker on your morning trip to Starbucks or offer to help them with a difficult project. Give yourself grace. Yeah, you may not feel the best or be in the best mood, but beating yourself up about where you are right now is just going to make things worse. Be kind to yourself as you would others and remember that change is constant and things will get better. 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details
DEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoIt may have taken six games and a first half, but things are finally starting to click for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team.The Badgers (6-1) have been trying to find a rhythm most of the season, and they may have finally found it after a tenacious first half of play against UW-Green Bay (2-4).Wisconsin was able to find momentum during the last 10 minutes of play to overcome Green Bay 82-62 Wednesday at the Kohl Center.Senior Ray Nixon started the night for the Badgers by hitting two consecutive 3-pointers. The Badgers would lead by as much as 10 twice in the half until UW-Green Bay’s Ryan Evanochko scored six points toward the end of the half, bringing the score to 40-37 at half time. Evanochko tallied 15 points in the first 20 minutes and 22 for the game to lead all scorers.”I just thought we were dead for a while,” junior forward Alando Tucker said. “I told the guys at one point, ‘If you give me the ball, I’m going to score for you.'”UW-Green Bay started the second half on a 10-6 run to take the lead for the second time in the contest.The Badgers responded with a 22-5 run to control the rest of the game. During that span, Tucker scored eight points for the Badgers, while junior guard Michael Flowers had four of his six steals.”That was the story of the game,” UW-Green Bay head coach Tom Kowalczyk said. “It has kind of been a pattern with our team this year. I felt during that run we had some good looks, but didn’t make some shots. [Ryan] Tillema had some looks, [Evanochko] had some looks … during that run, we didn’t convert. But, on the defensive end, when you’re not making shots, you’d better make some stops. And that’s when I thought Tucker’s athleticism took over. I think it was mostly him, penetrating, posting up and we didn’t do a good job guarding him during that stretch.”Added UW head coach Bo Ryan, “The way it started out in the second half, you thought it was going to be 98-90, one team or the other. Then things settled in a little bit and I thought once we just stuck with our rules and just kept battling each possession that overall we could get into them and get a stretch where we could get a lead, make them do some things a little differently and play off of that. That’s the way it happened to work out. It was a good, hard-fought basketball game. That game will help us, I’ll tell you that.”Tucker would lead the Badgers in points for the fourth time this season with 18. Not to be overshadowed, Flowers had a career-high 12 points.”Michael is one of those guys who is always working on PHD — he is poor, hungry and driven — and I want guys to stay that way. I don’t want him to change. I don’t coach pretty boys,” Ryan said.With Flowers’ guidance, Wisconsin’s defense was once again able to tame UW-Green Bay’s starting lineup.Flowers guarded forward Tillema most of the night and held the freshman to zero points. Tillema went 0-for-8 on the night and appeared to be battling a thumb injury.”[Tillema] hurt it in practice yesterday and we thought he would play, but we didn’t know,” Kowalczyk said. “He got some treatment at 7:30 this morning. He had a hard time catching. Most of the pain was from catching. I don’t think it was from shooting. Despite going 0-for-8, he took some big steps forward. He battled defensively better than he has in a while and rebounded the ball very well. He started to become a more complete player.”Green Bay was able to stay in the contest due to a lackluster free-throw shooting performance from the Badgers.Wisconsin went 18-for-29 on the night, shooting 62.1 percent from the charity stripe. Tucker hit only one-of-seven from the line, as his facemask appeared to hinder his effort.”I’m just trying to imagine that [the mask] is not there,” Tucker said. “I had to sleep in it a couple of times. It’s one of those things where the more I keep it on, the more I’ll get used to it.”Despite the second half, the youthful Phoenix put up a tough fight. The fourth-youngest college team in the country marched off the court with an extra bout of confidence, knowing they kept up with the Badgers for a solid 30 minutes.”When you have a chance to play in-state games, when you have a chance to play against a Big Ten team in the Kohl Center, I would have to be very naíve to think that our players don’t look at this as a special game,” Kowalczyk said. “I know as a coach, you try to make every game a big game. But when you play against Wisconsin, I would have to be really naíve to think that the players don’t look at it with a different attitude.”
With a slow start to the season, Syracuse saw a lack of support from fans early on. Not only was attendance down, but the fans were also virtually silent. But as the Orange has picked it up in the second half of the season, fans have begun to support the team. Syracuse’s most recent home victory over Clemson marked the largest attendance all season in a single home match, tallying 293 people. There is a host of reasons behind the fans beginning to back the team, but perhaps the biggest is that Syracuse is winning games. “It’s good to see,” middle blocker Lindsay McCabe said. “I think that we expect when we are winning people are going to come. We got to keep winning to have people come.” The largest home crowd on record for the Orange since 2007 was against Notre Dame in 2011, which had 585 in attendance. On Wednesday night, Syracuse will face the same opponent — this time in the Carrier Dome. It is the final time the team will play in the Dome this season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs of Tuesday, the team’s average home attendance for the season is at 299 per game, which puts it on pace to break its previous record of 294 in 2010. The team has had 13 games thus far this season, and in 2010 it played 10. Attendance records have been kept since 2007. All season long, head coach Leonid Yelin has said that getting the school to come out and support the team is his goal. From day one he stressed the importance of developing a fan base. Now that the team has started to string together wins, Yelin is beginning to see his wishes come to fruition.The players have noticed a steady fan base is starting to develop as the awareness of the team increases. “When we see fans are coming, it is making us feel better and lets us know that we are doing better this season,” middle blocker Monika Salkute said. But Yelin knows that to keep these fans coming, the team must continue to win. After Syracuse’s Oct. 27 victory against Clemson, Yelin stressed in a team meeting that the fans in attendance do not come to watch losers. “No one wants to come watch a losing team,” said defensive specialist Melina Violas, “so now that we are winning and we are getting more fans, it is awesome.”Yelin said another major component of the increased fan base could be having the games televised. He believes that the games being put on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel has had some positive effects. “I think a lot of people don’t even know (that the team exists),” Yelin said. “The more exposure that we are going to have, the more people that will know, the more people will come.”The players feel fans are more interested in coming to the games when they are played in the Dome. The Dome is something every SU student can identify with. “They are more interested about the place that we are playing, so the Dome is a wow (factor),” Salkute said.Though many of the team’s supporters are new, they have personality. They seem to know the team and are even calling the players by their nicknames. It is apparent that they are genuinely interested in the sport as well as the players themselves. Regardless of the reasoning behind the increased fan base, player morale is on the rise. It is increasing the players’ energy and helping them improve as a whole. “It definitely just brings up our energy,” outside hitter Nicolette Serratore said. “It is really hard to cheer between every point, it takes a lot of energy, so when we have a lot of people backing us up it just gives you that extra adrenaline. It is really good to have that support there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2013 at 2:20 am Contact Eric: [email protected]
Former champions, Chelsea lost their 100 percent Premier League record when London rivals West Ham United held them to a 0-0 draw but at the Emirates stadium, fellow Lo don rival, Arsenal proved better with at 2-0 win over Everton FC.Needing a two-goal win to depose Liverpool at the top of the table, Chelsea struggled to make clear chances despite having the majority of possession and stayed third behind the Merseysiders and champions Manchester City.The home side could have punished them but Michail Antonio, who was deputising for the injured Marko Arnautovic, missed two first-half chances and Andriy Yarmolenko headed wastefully wide. West Ham, with only one win so far from their six matches, remain 17th, one place above the relegation zone.Despite having barely 30 percent of possession in the first half, West Ham finally came alive after 30 minutes with two good chances for Antonio.Sent through by record signing Felipe Anderson he shot too high but then forced goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga into a good save after being set up by Yarmolenko.For all their dominance, Chelsea made barely one real opportunity before the interval when N’Golo Kante arrived to head wide from Willian’s smart volleyed cross.In the second half it was two of Chelsea’s substitutes who went closest. Alvaro Morata’s first attempt hit goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the face and later Ross Barkley’s curler was also kept out by the home goalkeeper.Chelsea have another chance to knock Liverpool off the top when they play them at Stamford Bridge on Saturday — three days after the clubs meet in the League Cup at Anfield.Later yesterday, Arsenal broke down a determined Everton defence to win 2-0, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring two second-half goals in two minutes to give the Gunners their fourth straight Premier League win. Everton had created most of the early chances as they looked for their first victory at Arsenal since January 1996, but they were unable to find their way past goalkeeper Petr Cech.French striker Lacazette broke the deadlock just short of the hour mark for the Gunners, running in from the left before elegantly curling the ball into the far corner just beyond the reach of outstretched England keeper Jordan Pickford.Gabon international Aubameyang doubled the lead two minutes later from what appeared to be an offside position, sending Pickford the wrong way from close range.The win — and Arsenal’s first clean sheet of the season — pushes the Gunners up to sixth in the table, while the Toffees stay in 12th place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, says there are no fixed positions in his team and that, players will be deployed based on the opposition and the strategy for matches.Fans of the team have called for certain changes to be made in where some players have been used during the tournament and such conversations have been dominated by campaigns to have Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah used in certain roles.Fan clamour for Atletico Madrid’s Partey to be played as a “number 10” went up a few notches after he scored Ghana’s second against Guinea-Bissau. For fans, Appiah’s decision to move the player further up the field into an attacking position should the way to go for the rest of the tournament.Appiah has responded to fans of the team and has revealed that the objectives for a match will determine where players will function on the pitch.“You see, sometimes, a coach might take some decisions and they might be right or wrong.Sometimes, you can decide to put in some players because they have pace. If that tactical play works, good. If it does not, you look at moving players about.The most important thing is that your players should be able to adapt to the positions you put them in. It helps because at any given time, you can move them about in a game.But I cannot assure that it will be the same players in the same positions because you play them according to the team that you meet and the tactics they use to make sure that you are able to cope with them.”Appiah and his charges will train on Friday night in Ismailia ahead of their Round of 16 clash with Tunisia on July 8.The match will be the 8th between the two teams in the history of the AFCON. Ghana has won 7 of the matches with the other ending in a 1-1 draw in the 1963 tournament.
This is a player who absolutely belongs in Hollywood, right down to the fact Anthony is married to an actress and television personality who answers to the name La La.If two decades of Kobe Bryant taught us anything, it’s that there can not be enough drama in the NBA, a league that today has LeBron James publicly feuding with Charles Barkley and Stephen Jackson admitting he smoked weed before games.Say you want about those two stories, but I’m sure you’re more familiar with them than you are with the Pelicans-Raptors final score from Tuesday night.From a basketball standpoint, I don’t believe Anthony alone would make the Clippers better than the Golden State Warriors.But, from a basketball standpoint, I’m certain the Clippers right now aren’t better than the Warriors, either. And, frankly, they aren’t particularly close.For years, I’ve written about this team still being one player short of having a championship-contending roster. Anthony could be that one player.The Clippers have tried to sell us on Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan being a legitimate Big Three. I’m among the people who never have been willing to buy that claim.Now, Rivers evidently has a chance to add Anthony without breaking up Paul, Griffin and Jordan, and, after several days of contemplating the prospect, I still haven’t come up with one definitive reason not to make such a trade. At least from the Clippers perspective.Of course, it’s always easy to reach these conclusions when you completely free of any actual responsibility. If running a professional sports team were that easy, Jim Buss would do it.It’s also easy to dismiss how much losing players like Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford would gut the Clippers bench. I’m not convinced more Alan Anderson would be any team’s solution.Then, there’s the Knicks’ side of the equation. This is a franchise that has lost enough already without now one-sided losing a trade of its best player. New York surely is asking for high draft picks in any deal for Anthony, high draft picks being another thing the Clippers lack.Let’s, however, keep this as real as we can or at least as real as the clock that’s ticking on this Clippers core.The addition of Anthony would give the team the reminder of this season to figure out if, with this revised lineup, chasing down the Warriors anytime soon is a genuine possibility.Paul and Griffin are signed through 2017-18, though Paul can opt out after this season. If he plays out his current contract, he’ll be 33 and, more significantly, 13 years into his career.So, no matter what happens before the upcoming trade deadline – and that includes nothing happening – the Clippers are approaching a crossroads.Rivers has an opportunity to vastly improve the offensive potential of his team at a time when NBA scores – thanks a great deal to Golden State – are trending upward.He has a chance to surround Paul with the most talent the point guard ever has had, Paul forever marked as someone who’s plenty gifted but just hasn’t had enough help.He has an opening to move a step closer to the Warriors, a team that seems to keep improving with each stride.And Rivers has all this in front of him, if the reports are accurate, at a stunningly reasonable price.Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Anthony, in part because his teams have won only three playoff series. That’s ever, and, after 13 seasons, rather incredible.But given the state of the Clippers in relation to the rest of the Western Conference, this is a trade I’d make.That means, of course, it has absolutely no chance of happening, these local teams somehow managing to function without my advice.By the way, just to make us all feel a little wiser today, the Raptors beat the Pelicans on Tuesday, 108-106, in overtime. He was surrounded by reporters Tuesday in Washington, moments after the New York Knicks had concluded their morning shoot-around.That’s when Carmelo Anthony rose up and really connected from deep, his effort tickling the twine inside my ticker.“Every day is a new team and, ‘Melo said this, Melo said that,’ ” Melo said both this and that. “Melo hasn’t said anything yet. That’s what I will say: Melo hasn’t said anything.”How many different ways do I love this statement? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error 1) Anthony is quoting someone else’s unnamed sources referring to himself in the third person.2) Anthony is paraphrasing himself referring to himself in the third person.3) Anthony is saying he hasn’t said anything and then, for added emphasis, reaffirming that the only thing he will say now is that he hadn’t said a thing then.If you’re like me, you’re wondering when the official history of the NBA began to be documented by Dr. Seuss.You’re also hoping so, so very much that another Doc, this one being Rivers, finds a way to trade for Anthony.
Five ambulances were on standby in case of emergencies in the final stage, he said, adding: “A majority of the cyclists made it but the support staff needed ambulances.”– ‘Breathless’ – The winner of the event, Najeeb Ullah — a Pakistani from a hilltop village in the southwestern province of Balochistan who won three of the four stages — told AFP that breathing was a “problem” for him in the final climb.“I had to face a lot of difficulties while reaching the finishing line,” located at the Khunjerab Pass, the border between Pakistan and China, he said.Especially since altitude was not the only obstacle: On the final day, fierce winds drove snowflakes into the cyclists’ faces, forcing some already struggling to catch their breath to dismount.“Our entire training is reduced to nothing when we reach the final stage,” lamented Abdullah Aslam, a participant who could not finish the race.“I could barely pedal and was feeling breathless,” he admitted.Aslam, a runner from Islamabad, had already had to dismount and walk to the finish on the second day.“The road was so steep that a majority of the cyclists had to get off their cycles because even a normal vehicle (two-wheel drive) faces issues,” he recalled.Organisers said in some sections the competitors faced a gradient of 20 percent, an angle rarely seen in such competitions in around the world.At each stage organisers wearing construction helmets scrutinised the surrounding mountains, peering closely for any sign of the rockfalls that periodically smash on to the road — a potential peril to the cyclists below.The threat of danger was in stark contrast with the joyful welcome the cyclists received in villages along the route, with residents playing traditional instruments to cheer them on.“On each mountain, each town, there were welcome signs,” said Ramon Antelo, a Spanish diplomat based in Pakistan, who called the race his “best cycling experience” and now hopes to pull together a team to compete next year.He added: “A race like this is not in any other place. In Europe, Mont Blanc — you cannot ride it by bike.”Share on: WhatsApp Some 88 cyclists, including two teams from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka as well as solo participants from Spain and Switzerland, took part in Pakistan’s Tour de KhunjerabKhunjerab , Pakistan | AFP | Finishing nearly 5,000 metres above sea level after hundreds of kilometres winding past blackened glaciers and snow-capped peaks: a new Pakistani race presents a world-class challenge for cyclists — climbing towards the “Roof of the World”.The Tour de Khunjerab — its name a homage to its more famous French counterpart, which began on Saturday — is still many years away from being another Big Loop, but with a solid claim to being the highest cycling race in the world, it has a lot to offer a certain type of athlete.In the last week of June, some 88 cyclists, including two teams from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka as well as solo participants from Spain and Switzerland, took part in its second edition.Less than half completed it within the allotted time.The four stages — three ranging from 68 to 94 kilometres (42 to 58 miles) plus a shorter time trial — are much shorter than many other cycling events.But there is one fundamental difference: the Pakistani Tour starts at 1,500 metres above sea level, and never stops climbing.The final day of this year’s event sums up the challenge.Starting at 2,800 metres — higher than the Iseran Pass, the summit of the Tour de France — it ends at 4,700 metres, just over 100 metres short of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain.The Khunjerab Tour must become “an attraction… for the most daring and adventurous cyclists in the world”, said Usman Ahmed, the top official for the northern Gilgit region, home to some of the planet’s tallest peaks and where the race was held.The cyclists’ tyres swallow up the asphalt of the Karakoram Highway, one of the highest paved roads in the world.Named after the Karakoram mountain range — just one of the ranges in Gilgit — the road passes through an extraordinary landscape.Soaring, jagged peaks contrast with vertiginous ravines, glaciers driving a chill wind, and tumbling aquamarine rivers. Landslides are common.Guardrails are a flimsy suggestion of protection from steep falls of hundreds of feet.“There is no place in the world that offers all these things,” said Ahmed.“No doubt it is the toughest cycle race in the world. We are aiming to make it our trademark,” said Haroon General, president of the Pakistan Cycling Federation.“The most difficult part of the race is the final stage where cyclists face shortage of oxygen and there is risk of heart issues… At such an altitude a person falls down (faints) after running for 200 metres, but our cyclists travelled for almost 59 kilometres,” he said.
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Image Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement wavouNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsshphl1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tqxaWould you ever consider trying this?😱4q2wbCan your students do this? 🌚pvRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricket team has undergone some major shake ups in the recent past, and the squad is now targeting the upcoming 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, scheduled to kick off in October. There are many speculations going around in the cricketing fandom about the presence or absence of particular players, and a major topic has been the possible return of MS Dhoni for the tournament. However, there is another veteran Team India superstar who is eyeing a return to the international stage with the world cup. Say hello to Robin Uthappa, the 34 year old batsman and 2007 T20 World Cup winner, who believes he still has another T20 World Cup left in him.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersThe former Karnataka cricket team star, who is currently with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, believes the upcoming T20 World Cup can be his return to don the Indian jersey again.Currently away from the training ground and self-isolated in his home amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Uthappa went on a conversation with ESPNcricinfo’s Raunak Kapoor, in the inaugural episode ‘One on One’.Advertisement Uthappa stated that these days he is focusing more on cricket, rather than broadcasting work, so he can make at attempt to return to the Men in Blue dressing room before this the 2020 T20 World Cup.“Right now I want to be competitive. I still have that fire burning in me, and I really want to compete and do well.” Uthappa said in the interview.Advertisement “I honestly believe I have a world cup left in me, so I’m pursuing that, especially the shortest format,” he indicated the upcoming T20 WC to be hosted in Australia in October.Continuing to talk speaking about his daily routine in the current nationwide lock down, the former Kolkata Knight Riders star went onto talk about his experience in the IPL, and also his international experience under the leadership of MS Dhoni, recalling his memories of the 2007 World T20.Uthappa mentioned the tie of the first group stage match against Pakistan, and how he took part in the bowl-out tie breaker as a bowler.Having practised bowl-out under Venkatesh Prasad, India’s bowling coach of that time, Uthappa was oozing with confidence with the ball, and he narrated how he approached his captain for the bowl-out.“When the bowl-out actually came up after the tied game, I went straight to MS and I said, ‘Listen, bro, I gotta bowl. I have to bowl.’ Then he said, ‘Ok, cool’” Uthappa told.Uthappa’s last appearance for India goes all the way back in 2015, in an ODI against Zimbabwe. Since then, the wicket keeping batsman’s career has been limited to domestic cricket only.Also read-Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s mother passes away due to CoronavirusIndian and international athletes come together for the #WhiteCard campaign on social media to promote sport Advertisement