We are beginning to appreciate that the huge radiations of both marine and terrestrial taxa in the aftermath of the K/Pg mass extinction event were concentrated largely, but not exclusively, in the low-latitude and tropical regions. This in turn means that significant latitudinal diversity gradients were developed well before the onset of global cooling at the Eocene/Oligocene boundary. Net rates of evolutionary radiations were significantly higher through the Early Paleocene – Middle Eocene interval (i.e. ~62–42 Ma) in the tropics than at the poles but this may be due as much to their retardation in the latter regions as to their acceleration in the former. At least in the marine realm, polar assemblages are characterised by the phenomenon of high dominance/low evenness, and it is thought likely that this is due to the extreme seasonality of primary production at the base of the food chain. Many modern polar marine organisms are de facto trophic generalists and occupy significantly broader ecological niches than their tropical counterparts. Although we cannot dismiss the roles of both temperature and area in promoting tropical diversity, it could well be that LDGs are just as much the product of a latitudinal gradient in the seasonality of primary productivity. Such a gradient would have operated in both greenhouse and icehouse worlds.
Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees May 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Isotopes Edge Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Albuquerque, NM) — The Bees gave up the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and fell to the Isotopes 4-3 in Albuquerque.Jake Jewell allowed the run, his only in two-frames of work, to take the loss. Dustin Ackley homered in defeat.The Bees fell to 25-and-21 and play the third-of-four in Albuquerque tonight. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. Robert Lovell Written by
Brad James June 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Set To Compete At MGM Resorts Main Event Tags: Arizona State/MGM Resorts Main Event/Mississippi State/Saint Mary’s/T-Mobile Arena/USU Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Per information released Thursday, the Utah State men’s basketball team will compete against Saint Mary’s in the opening game of the MGM Resorts Main Event in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena November 19.The Aggies and Gaels will be joined by Arizona State and Mississippi State with championship and consolation games slated to be played November 21.The MGM Resorts Main Event tournament is in its fifth year of existence and previous winners include UNLV, Valparaiso, Creighton and Oklahoma State.For the third consecutive year, a team from Utah will be in this tournament as BYU lost in the championship game in 2016 and Utah fell in the championship game in 2017.This tournament will also feature a pair of home games for the Aggies in the weeks leading up to this event although the rest of the teams to participate have yet to be announced.
Written by July 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dillon Maggard To Sign Pro Contract With Brooks Tags: Baylee Mires/Brannon Kidder/Brooks Beasts Track Club/Brooks Running/Dillon Maggard/Drew Windle/Garrett Heath/Izaic Yorks/Jess Tonn/Katie Mackey/Natalja Piliusina FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, former Utah State track and field and cross country star Dillon Maggard signed a professional running contract with Brooks Running and will compete for the Brooks Beasts Track Club.The Kirkland, Wash. native’s contract will last for three and a half years, per utahstateaggies.com.Other members of this squad include 2015 USA championships qualifier, Hannah Fields, 2013 USA 1-mile road title winner Garrett Heath, 2010 NCAA 1500 meter indoor track runner-up Katie Mackey, 2013 NCAA 1500-meter outdoor track champion Natalja Piliusina, 7-time NCAA All-American Jess Tonn, 6-time NCAA Division II 800-meter champion Drew Windle, 2013 NCAA outdoor track 800-meter third place finisher Brannon Kidder, 2016 Olympic Trials competitor Baylee Mires and 2016 NCAA cross country All-American Izaic Yorks.USU cross country head coach Artie Gulden showed his appreciation for Maggard’s accomplishment, saying it’s great that “making a living as a runner is a possibility.” Brad James
RICHFIELD, Utah-Grady Thompson posted 25 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists on 8-10 shooting as the Manti Templars hammered Providence Hall 74-56, earning their 20th win of the season Thurday during the 3-A boys state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Marcus Sherwood posted 24 points on 10-18 shooting for the Patriots in the loss. Manti next advances to the 7:30 pm Friday semifinal. RICHFIELD, Utah-Bayli Heap amassed 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Juab Wasps got past Judge 48-44 Thursday in the 3-A state girls quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Teya Sidberry amassed 32 points and 14 rebounds in defeat for the Bulldogs. Juab next plays in the 5:50 pm semifinals Friday against the vaunted Emery Spartans, the top-ranked team in 3-A, currently sporting a 23-0 record. Girls Basketball RICHFIELD, Utah-Emmett Hinck posted 15 points on 3-5 shooting and 5-7 at the foul line off the bench as the Richfield Wildcats routed Judge 58-43 Thursday during the 3-A boys state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Keldon Anderson added 13 points and 9 rebounds for the Wildcats. Mac Tarver netted 21 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Bulldogs. Richfield next faces Emery Friday at 9:10 pm in the 3-A state semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Boys Basketball RICHFIELD, Utah-Alexa Lord netted 23 points and the Richfield Wildcats routed the Carbon Dinos 51-27 Thursday in the 3-A state girls quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Abbie Saccomanno had 7 points in defeat for the Dinos, as the Wildcats limited them to 23.7 percent shooting on the night. Richfield next faces Grantsville in the Friday afternoon semifinals at 4:10 pm. Tags: Emmett Hinck/Judge/Keldon Anderson/Mac Tarver/Richfield/Sevier Valley Center 2-A Girls Quarterfinals @ Weber State 3-A State Quarterfinals @ SVC 2-A Boys Quarterfinals @ Weber State RICHFIELD, Utah-Tyson Hurd amassed 15 points on 6-11 shooting as the Morgan Trojans used a 20-11 run in the 3rd Quarter to overpower South Sevier 48-37 Thursday in the 3-A boys state quartefinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Tyson Chisholm led the Rams in defeat with 15 points and 8 rebounds on 8-10 at the foul line in the loss. South Sevier plays Providence Hall at 12:50 pm Friday in the consolation bracket and Morgan meets Manti Friday at 7:30 pm in the first of two boys semifinals. MILFORD, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett led the way with 10 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs edged Milford 31-29 in non-region girls basketball action Thursdsay. Kinsley Williams and Preslee Barnson had 9 points apiece in the loss for the Tigers. Non-Region OGDEN, Utah-Isaiah Adams netted 16 points and 11 rebounds and Rowland Hall outlasted Beaver 40-37 in the 2-A state boys quarterfinals at the Dee Events Center Thursday. Ky Brown posted 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Beavers. Beaver next plays Enterprise at 12:50 pm in the consolation bracket Friday. OGDEN, Utah-Brittlyn Carter led the way with 13 points as Beaver routed Altamont 52-23 at the Dee Events Center Thursday in the 2-A girls quarterfinals. Beaver next faces Enterprise Friday at 5:50 pm in the state semifinals. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail3-A State Tournament OGDEN, Utah-Brinley Cornell led the way with 18 points and Kanab routed Wasatch Academy 64-44 in the 2-A girls quarterfinals at the Dee Events Center Thursday. Nataly Dunka had 18 points in the loss for the Tigers. Kanab next meets North Summit Friday at 4:10 pm in the state semifinals. February 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/21 OGDEN, Utah-Sam Orton amassed 26 points and 8 rebounds as the Kanab Cowboys edged North Summit 51-48 Thursday in the 2-A state boys quarterfinals at the Dee Events Center. Parker Brown had 22 points in the loss for the Braves. Kanab next faces Parowan Friday at 9:10 pm in the state semifinals. RICHFIELD, Utah-Madison Fields posted 23 points and 10 rebounds on 10-12 shooting as the Grantsvilile Cowgirls outlasted South Sevier 63-58 in the 3-A state girls quarterfinals Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center. Mackenzie Jones posted 19 points in the loss for the Rams. South Sevier is in action at 11:10 am Friday in the consolation bracket against Carbon. OGDEN, Utah-Kennady McQueen amassed 22 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds as the North Summit Braves downed Millard 64-53 Thursday in the 2-A girls quarterfinals at the Dee Events Center. Rylee Miller had 16 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Eagles. Written by Brad James
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-As was confirmed last Friday, Utah Valley men’s basketball head coach Mark Madsen retained Eric Daniels as an assistant, a holdover from the Mark Pope regime. Daniels was also an assistant for five seasons at NCAA Division II Regis University and was an assistant at Southern Utah in the 2008-09 season. Daniels is a graduate of NAIA Johnson & Wales of Denver and is the son of current Utah assistant Donny Daniels. May 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Eric Daniels Retained As Assistant for UVU Men’s Basketball Tags: Donny Daniels/Eric Daniels/Mark Madsen/Orlando Magic/Regis University/UVU Men’s Basketball Daniels has played an instrumental role in helping the Wolverines have record-breaking win-loss seasons four times in his tenure, which dates back to 2015. Written by Daniels came to Utah Valley from the NBA’s Orlando Magic, serving the squad in on-court work, player development and video. Brad James
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 32 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz over the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.Mitchell scored 22 after halftime and made several key baskets down the stretch. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Royce O’Neale chipped in with 14 for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert grabbed 14 rebounds.Mike Conley went 1 of 16 from the field in his Utah debut after spending his first 12 seasons with Memphis. He missed his first 12 shots before finally scoring on a floater in the lane with 5.9 seconds left in the third quarter.The Jazz outscored the Thunder 58-34 in the paint to offset 6-of-24 shooting from 3-point range.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shined in his Oklahoma City debut, scoring 26 points on 10-of-23 shooting. Chris Paul added 22 points and eight rebounds. Danilo Gallinari had 21 points and seven boards.Oklahoma City built an eight-point lead early in the fourth before the Jazz finally rallied. Utah surged ahead 85-80 on a 9-0 run capped by Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer.Paul capped a 6-0 spurt with a long jumper of his own to put the Thunder ahead 86-85. Mitchell answered by slashing into the lane for back-to-back layups to put the Jazz ahead for good.A mid-range jumper from Mitchell gave Utah a 96-91 lead with 21 seconds remaining.Oklahoma City missed nine of its first 11 shots and hit just 23.8% (5 of 21) overall from the floor in the first quarter. Those shooting struggles opened the door for Utah to sprint out to a 23-10 lead. Starting with a jumper from Joe Ingles, the Jazz scored baskets on four straight possessions to carve out a double-digit advantage.The Thunder made a pair of 8-0 runs to tie the game at 28 in the second period. They finally took their first lead after Gilgeous-Alexander made three straight baskets to fuel a 9-2 spurt. Paul capped it with a pair of free throws, giving Oklahoma City a 46-42 lead.Utah answered with a 7-0 run — punctuated by a thunderous dunk from Mitchell — to go ahead 49-46 at halftime.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City went 6 of 12 from 3-point range in the second quarter. . Darius Bazley finished with zero points and three rebounds in his NBA debut. . Steven Adams pulled down 11 rebounds but finished with just three points after shooting 1 of 8 from the field and 1 of 6 from the line.Jazz: Bogdanovic went to the locker room midway through the second quarter after injuring his ankle. He returned in the third. . Utah finished with an 18-7 edge in fast-break points.UP NEXTThunder: Host the Washington Wizards on Friday.Jazz: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by October 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Mitchell has 32 and 12, leads Jazz over Thunder 100-95 Associated Press
Statement from Jabari Parker: pic.twitter.com/fn0WncpLi8— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 24, 2020Kings center Alex Len, 27, said he was tested Tuesday in Sacramento.“I want to thank the Sacramento Kings for their great care and the NBA for putting the protocols in place to allow me to catch this early,” Len said in a statement posted on Instagram. “I have immediately entered isolation and look forward to being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push.”The Kings, along with 21 other teams, are scheduled to resume play next month after the NBA season was put on hold in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. On June 4, the league’s Board of Governors approved games to resume on July 30 in Orlando, Florida.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Two professional basketball players on the Sacramento Kings revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Kings forward Jabari Parker, 25, said he had received the positive results “several days ago” and “immediately” isolated himself in Chicago.“I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well,” Parker said in a statement released by the team. “I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando as we return to the court for the resumption of the NBA season.” June 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Sacramento Kings’ Jabari Parker, Alex Len test positive for COVID-19 Written by Beau Lund
Issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the decision reverses an earlier district court ruling that had allowed PennEast to condemn approximately 40 parcels previously and permanently preserved for recreational, conservation and/or agricultural uses through State tax dollars Image: New Jersey wins major victory in legal challenge to PennEast Pipeline. Photo: courtesy of PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay. In a major legal victory for the State and New Jersey’s environment, a federal appeals court today ruled that PennEast, a private company, cannot condemn State-owned lands in order to build part of its planned 116-mile natural gas pipeline across New Jersey, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced.Issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the decision reverses an earlier district court ruling that had allowed PennEast to condemn approximately 40 parcels previously and permanently preserved for recreational, conservation and/or agricultural uses through State tax dollars. Agreeing with New Jersey’s arguments, the Third Circuit held that, under the Eleventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the State is immune from condemnation lawsuits by private parties, including pipeline companies. (Under the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity, the State cannot be sued by a private entity without its consent.)“We will not hesitate to stand up to private companies when their actions violate the law—or, in this case, the U.S. Constitution,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “From the very beginning, we have made clear that the Eleventh Amendment prohibits private pipeline companies like PennEast from condemning state properties for private use, and we’re pleased that the Third Circuit agreed with our position. This is great news for New Jersey and the environment.”In issuing its ruling, the Third Circuit held that the federal Natural Gas Act – which PennEast argued allowed it to condemn all needed properties along the path of its proposed pipeline – does not overcome New Jersey’s sovereign immunity under the Constitution. Source: Company Press Release
Commonwealth LNG is an 8.4 MTPA liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal project on the US Gulf Coast near Cameron, Louisiana Image: FERC issues Commonwealth LNG’s notice of schedule for environmental review. Photo: Courtesy of djedj from Pixabay. Commonwealth LNG is pleased to announce that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. The Project encompasses the construction of one liquefied natural gas plant, including six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of approximately 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 MTPA.Located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, near the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, the Project will include six LNG storage tanks each with a capacity of 40,000 m3, one marine loading berth capable of loading LNG carriers up to a capacity of 216,000 m3, and a 3.04-mile long, 30-inch diameter Pipeline that will connect the LNG Facility with existing intrastate and interstate pipelines for the purpose of supplying gas to the Project.“We are very pleased to receive FERC’s Issuance of Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. It confirms that our project remains on schedule to take FID in Q1 2021 and start commercial operations in Q1 2024,” said Paul Varello, Commonwealth LNG’s President and CEO. Source: Company Press Release