first_img Business News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Soccer Match at Rose Bowl Stadium Could Impact Arroyo Seco Voters Published on Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 11:21 am Pasadena voters who live in the Arroyo Seco area and who intend to cast ballots at two polling places near the Rose Bowl Stadium are reminded to go to the polls early to avoid traffic and possible delays due to the Copa America soccer match on June 7, 2016.As an alternative, voters may wish to request an online “Will Call Ballot” for pickup at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., by visiting the County of Los Angeles Registrar Recorder/County Clerk website www.lavote.net or by calling the County at (562) 466-1323. Will-call ballot requests generally take 48 hours to process.The pilot “Will Call Ballot” program is offered locally by the County through a partnership with the Pasadena City Clerk’s Office and is available at Pasadena City Hall now through the close of business on Monday, June 6, 2016.The program includes both weekday and weekend early voting opportunities, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. Ballots MUST be pre-ordered for “Will Call” pickup at City Hall.The two polling places within the Arroyo Seco that might be impacted on Election Day due to the Copa America soccer match include the Pasadena Fire Station 38, 1150 Linda Vista Ave., and a private residence at 1725 Casitas Ave.All polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2016. All voters are urged to go to the polls early, especially in the Arroyo Seco area before 4:30 p.m., to avoid traffic and possible delays.Limited, short-term parking will be available adjacent to each polling location. For voters casting ballots at Fire Station 38, please review parking signage near the polling location and park only in designated parking areas as this is a working fire station that must be available to respond to emergency calls.The Pasadena City Clerk’s Office is also available to answer questions and provide additional information by calling: (626) 744-4124. More info about the soccer match can be found online at www.rosebowlstadium.com, including information about the clear bag policy for entrance.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena by visiting the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.center_img Community News Make a comment Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img22 September 2003As the Gay Pride Festival gears up for its 14th annual run, the event – or phenomenon, as it has undoubtedly become – has plenty to celebrate. Each year the festival, highlighting the rights of gays and lesbians, gets bigger and better.As the largest event of its kind it the country – and the continent – the Gay Pride Festival, which drew as many as 20 000 participants last year, has become a major tourist attraction, enticing like-minded travellers from around the world to join in the fun.And plenty of fun will be on offer. This year’s theme is “Celebrate our City”, and the event, which spans a whole week, will feature plays, poetry, art, photography, cabaret, comedy, workshops, church services, theatre and music.Many organisations from other African countries, including Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia, Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe, will be participating.The Pride Festival 2003 takes place from 18 – 26 September 2003 in and around Melville, Johannesburg, includes the Pride 2003 Film Festival, an art exhibition, cabaret evenings and stage productions.Pride 2003 culminates in the Pride Parade through the streets of Rosebank on 27 September, and the Fair Day at Zoo Lake on the same day.The Gay Pride Festival has come a long way since the first event of its kind, the South African Lesbian and Gay Pride March, took place on 10 October 1990, with about 800 marchers. It was billed as a protest march, but even then the relatively small event had the feel of a carnival.Now this atmosphere of celebration is Gay Pride’s trademark, with the colourful parade of spectacularly decorated floats and participants the primary focus of the annual ritual.Despite all the fun and fanfare, protest has always been at the forefront of festival-goers’ minds. Before South Africa’s Constitution was adopted in 1994, gays and lesbians sought freedom from discrimination. Now, with a Constitution in place that protects the rights of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, some of the battles have been won.However, there are plenty of other battles still being fought – not least for the rights of gays and lesbians in countries like Zimbabwe and Namibia, where oppression and discrimination are rife.As the Gay Pride Festival becomes an increasingly prominent and inclusive event, it is supported each year by a growing range of cultural, political and recreational organisations.For full information, visit SA Pride 2003, as well as Pride 2003’s online partners, Q-Online and Mambaonline.com.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “At this point in my career, I’m looking to be happy, and play in the proper weeks, whether No. 1 or No. 5 in the rankings.”Top seed Nadal will start as the favourite to win in Mexico this week, where he also won in 2005 and 2013. Nadal meanwhile said he has fully recovered from the right leg injury that scuppered his Australian Open campaign.“I took a couple of weeks of rest and worked hard on rehabilitation,” he said. “Last week I started practising hard again. I feel ready. Injuries are part of my career. It’s not the first time.“Of course it’s tough, especially at this point when you feel ready to compete well.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Jr. NBA draws record crowd in Butuan selection camp Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Spain’s Rafael Nadal challenges a line call as he plays Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Rafael Nadal says he will not be thinking about reclaiming his world number one ranking when he makes his return from injury at the Mexico Open in Acapulco on Tuesday.The 31-year-old Spanish star will play his first match since limping out of the quarter-finals at the Australian Open when he faces Feliciano Lopez. ADVERTISEMENT “For me it was a good chance to be fighting for an important title in Australia. But it happened and I can’t complain.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Following his exit in Melbourne last month, Nadal has ceded his number one ranking to Roger Federer, who became the oldest player to claim top spot on February 19.While a victory this week would not be good enough to overhaul Federer, it would leave Nadal primed to replace the Swiss star at Indian Wells or Miami next month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal however insists he is not motivated by a desire to reclaim the position from his long-time rival.“I play this tournament because I like it and, not because I’m trying to be number one in the world,” Nadal said. View commentslast_img read more

first_img Citation: Researchers propose foundering of lower island-arc crust explains continental Moho (2013, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-foundering-island-arc-crust-continental-moho.html © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —Oliver Jagoutz of MIT and Mark Behn of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are suggesting in a paper they’ve had published in the journal Nature, that foundering of lower island-arc crust can explain characteristics of the origin of continental Moho. This is a geophysical map showing the position of the Moho discontinuity across the Earth. The Moho is the boundary between the Earth’s crust and the mantle. Credit: AllenMcC/Wikipedia. It’s been nearly a century since seismologist Andrija Mohorovicic discovered that seismic waves traveled faster through the crust at a deeper point—approximately 25 miles down below the continents. That changeover point has since been named the continental Moho, after him. Since that time, scientists have spent considerable effort trying to explain why it’s there, but haven’t had much luck because it’s too deep to study directly. Adding to the mystery is that it doesn’t exist beneath volcanic island chains that rise above tectonic plates. In this new effort Jagoutz and Behn offer what they believe is a reasonable explanation for what has been observed—it’s all about foundering, they say.Foundering is where something sinks in water—ships founder at sea for example. In this case, the foundering, the researchers say, occurs beneath the crust—molten material hardens as it cools leaving a gap between the crust and the mantle. Foundering occurs when material from the ceiling above, falls in the mantle below. The researchers describe it as a type of crystalline rain, falling into the mantle—and whether it happens or not depends on how much heat is present. When it does occur, eventually the gap is filled and the formation of a Moho is complete.To come to these conclusions, the two researchers looked at data that describe rock samples found in Alaska and Pakistan—both have been proven to have made their way to the surface after formation some 25 miles down below, i.e. at the depth of continental Mohos—but only one showed evidence of having come from an actual Moho. The Pakistani rocks showed no sharp density contrast consistent with a Moho type boundary.This can be explained, the two researchers say, by heat distribution far below the surface. When there is sufficient heat (such as is found near volcanic areas) there is foundering, leading to the development of a Moho—when there is not, there is no such development. Seismic data backs up their claim, they say, suggesting that foundering may be the long sought answer to the question of how Mohos form. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Journal information: Nature Explore further More information: Foundering of lower island-arc crust as an explanation for the origin of the continental Moho, Nature 504, 131–134 (05 December 2013) DOI: 10.1038/nature12758AbstractA long-standing theory for the genesis of continental crust is that it is formed in subduction zones. However, the observed seismic properties of lower crust and upper mantle in oceanic island arcs differ significantly from those in the continental crust4. Accordingly, significant modifications of lower arc crust must occur, if continental crust is indeed formed from island arcs. Here we investigate how the seismic characteristics of arc crust are transformed into those of the continental crust by calculating the density and seismic structure of two exposed sections of island arc (Kohistan and Talkeetna). The Kohistan crustal section is negatively buoyant with respect to the underlying depleted upper mantle at depths exceeding 40 kilometres and is characterized by a steady increase in seismic velocity similar to that observed in active arcs. In contrast, the lower Talkeetna crust is density sorted, preserving only relicts (about ten to a hundred metres thick) of rock with density exceeding that of the underlying mantle. Specifically, the foundering of the lower Talkeetna crust resulted in the replacement of dense mafic and ultramafic cumulates by residual upper mantle, producing a sharp seismic discontinuity at depths of around 38 to 42 kilometres, characteristic of the continental Mohorovičić discontinuity (the Moho). Dynamic calculations indicate that foundering is an episodic process that occurs in most arcs with a periodicity of half a million to five million years. Moreover, because foundering will continue after arc magmatism ceases, this process ultimately results in the formation of the continental Moho. Mapping the Moho with GOCElast_img read more