Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, was one of the first sites in Antarctica designated for environmental conservation and scientific protection. Research on Byers Peninsula has been predominantly international, with 88 indexed publications (93% of them published during last 20 years) from 209 authors affiliated to 110 institutions from 22 nations, all of which are signatories to the Antarctic Treaty. Palaeontological research represented 20% of the published articles. The variety of freshwater bodies within the area has made Byers Peninsula a reference site for limnological studies (24% of papers). The site also contains numerous outcrops and periglacial features relevant to geology, stratigraphy and geomorphology (29%). Terrestrial biodiversity is extraordinarily high for lichens, bryophytes and invertebrates (15% of articles). Only 5% of the publications concern research on human activities, including both archaeology and impact monitoring. Glaciology, meteorology and climatology studies represent only 7% of papers. This work highlights the international and multidisciplinary nature of science conducted on Byers Peninsula in order to promote international cooperation and to provide information relevant for environmental management and conservation.
continue reading » It’s almost impossible to have a conversation about secondary capital in the credit union industry without mentioning the two Self-Help credit unions — Self-Help Credit Union($1.0B, Durham, NC) and Self-Help Federal Credit Union($1.2B, Durham, NC)Self-Help Credit Union was the first credit union to obtain secondary capital when the enabling legislation 12 CFR 701.34 went into effect in 1996 and made the option available to low-income credit unions (LICUs). For several years, the two North Carolina-based institutions held the majority of secondary capital that was in the credit union system. Even today, the duo holds $148 million of the $292 million of secondary capital in the market.The genesis of Self-Help dates back to 1980, when Martin Eakes, a young lawyer from Durham, NC, began working to establish worker, food, housing, and farm cooperatives to help low-income North Carolinians buy homes and start businesses. Eakes took his endeavors a step further in 1984 when he worked with these cooperatives to create a new credit union that provided a full range of financial services.“We issued what was essentially non-voting preferred stock that was not insured by the NCUA and was at-risk in case the credit union failed or had losses,” says Eakes, who is a graduate of Davidson College, Yale Law School, and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
LUXEMBURG, Wis. – A 76-year-old driver still competing weekly and a trio of former track promoters will be inducted into Luxemburg Speedway’s Hall of Fame at the third-mile clay oval Friday night, Aug. 18.1968 track champion Jerry Muenster of Green Bay, along with Luxemburg Tri-Star Speedway promoters Debbie and Kelly Hafeman and Ralph Aschenbrenner will be ushered into the track’s Hall of Fame.Tri Star Promotions promoted weekly racing at Luxemburg for 13 seasons from 1989 through 2001. During their tenure the track boasted some of the highest weekly IMCA car counts nationwide and Kelly Hafeman is a former IMCA Modified champion.Despite being two full generations older than most of his fellow racers the 76-year-old Muenster is the only holdover driver still competing from the track’s coupe days. Muenster still competes weekly at Luxemburg in an IMCA Modified.There will be plenty of wheel-to-wheel action that night as well. The Quietwoods RV Gambling Man’s Stock Car Special will take place along with the annual John Soukup Memorial SportMod Special. Soukup, a racer from Sturgeon Bay, lost his life to cancer five years ago.Racing action and HOF induction ceremonies will be called by Tom Wagner. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the evening card, which starts at 7 p.m.The tales of Tri Star Promotions, along with Muenster and his son Eddie Muenster’s racing careers will be featured in motorsports author Joe Verdegan’s third book Life In The Past Lane – The Next Generation, which will be released Dec. 2 at Titletown Brewing in Green Bay. Verdegan’s first two books, Life In The Past Lane – A History of stock car racing in northeast Wisconsin from 1950-1980 and Wisconsin International Raceway – Where The Big Ones Run are both on sale under the grandstand.
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