Virginia has a variety of beaches, and all cater to family fun! Lifeguards are on duty from mid-May through mid-September. Vendors scattered along the oceanfront cater to the good life by renting umbrellas, boogie boards and sling-back chairs. Most of the city’s visitors are drawn to the 3-mile oceanfront Boardwalk , where numerous hotels and restaurants overlook the beach. A Tribute to Rock and Roll. Visitors can rent bikes, tandems and roller blades or bring their own. Other biking and hiking trails can be enjoyed at First Landing State Park , which winds through the wetlands and along Broad Bay. Some secluded beaches in the area include the North End and Sandbridge to the south, where large oceanfront houses are both owner-occupied and rented by the week. Vacation homes and rentals. Cape Charles Beach , with its shallow waters and no waves, is great for small children.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright WHOI Image caption The circulation system plays a “significant role” in regulating the Earth’s climate by distributing heat around the globe. A significant shift in the system of ocean currents that helps keep parts of Europe warm could send temperatures in the UK lower, scientists have found. They say the Atlantic Ocean circulation system is weaker now than it has been for more than 1, years – and has changed significantly in the past
Ambrotype – from the Greek word ambro meaning imperishable. Image on Glass Dating ambrotype photographs is fairly easy for genealogists. It is a cased image like the daguerreotype, but it was short-lived. The ambrotype was only in popular production for about ten years. So, if this is part of your genealogy puzzle, you can be sure it was produced between and about The ambrotype’s life span was very short, wide-spread use was less than ten years, but produced a vast collection of beautiful images.
While the name ambrotype was derived from the Greek word ambro, meaning imperishable, it was still a delicate, easily damaged photograph.
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By the turn of the century, there were over 20 stores in the chain. The brainchild of John Hartford, this format relied on severe cost-cutting, standardization of layout, and the elimination of credit accounts and delivery. Economy stores were small and often located on a secondary street rather than in a more expensive Main Street location. Hartford insisted on short-term leases wit renewal options, so that the stores could pick up and move on short notice as conditions dictated.
Some carried the bare minimum of produce items, and most operated with one or two employees. The format was wildly successful, and the chain had grown from stores in to more than stores by , and to over 15, stores all over the east coast and Midwest by
Tertiary rocks Major subdivisions of the Tertiary System Classically, the Cenozoic Era was divided into the Tertiary and Quaternary periods, separated at the boundary between the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs formerly set at 1. In the International Commission on Stratigraphy ICS decided to recommend keeping the Tertiary and Quaternary periods as units in the geologic time scale but only as sub-eras within the Cenozoic Era.
Under this paradigm , the Paleogene and Neogene span the interval formerly occupied by the Tertiary. The Paleogene Period, the oldest of the three divisions, commences at the onset of the Cenozoic Era and includes the Paleocene Epoch 66 million to 56 million years ago , the Eocene Epoch 56 million to The Neogene spans the interval between the beginning of the Miocene Epoch 23 million to 5. The Quaternary Period begins at the base of the Pleistocene Epoch 2.
Paleogene Period in geologic timeThe Paleogene Period and its subdivisions. International Commission on Stratigraphy ICS Precise stratigraphic positions for the boundaries of the various traditional Tertiary series were not specified by early workers in the 19th century. It is only in more recent times that the international geologic community has formulated a philosophical framework for stratigraphy.
The term ” Aethiopian Ocean “, derived from Ancient Ethiopia , was applied to the Southern Atlantic as late as the mid th century. Extent of the Atlantic Ocean according to the IHO definition, excluding Arctic and Antarctic regions The International Hydrographic Organization IHO defined the limits of the oceans and seas in ,  but some of these definitions have been revised since then and some are not used by various authorities, institutions, and countries, see for example the CIA World Factbook.
Correspondingly, the extent and number of oceans and seas varies. To the east, the boundaries of the ocean proper are Europe: In the southeast, the Atlantic merges into the Indian Ocean.
For centuries, tidal currents had made ocean travel particularly difficult and risky for the ships that were then available, and as such there had been very little, if any, maritime contact between the peoples living in these continents. Between and , approximately , sailors engaged in the slave trade visited West Africa. In particular, European traders wanted to trade for gold , which could be found in western Africa, and also to find a maritime route to “the Indies” India , where they could trade for luxury goods such as spices without having to obtain these items from Middle Eastern Islamic traders.
This diversity led Thornton to describe the initial “exploration of the Atlantic” as “a truly international exercise, even if many of the dramatic discoveries were made under the sponsorship of the Iberian monarchs”. That leadership later gave rise to the myth that “the Iberians were the sole leaders of the exploration”. Slavery in Africa Group of men, children, and women being taken to a slave market Slavery was prevalent in many parts of Africa  for many centuries before the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade.
There is evidence that enslaved people from some parts of Africa were exported to states in Africa, Europe, and Asia prior to the European colonization of the Americas. As Elikia M’bokolo wrote in Le Monde diplomatique: The African continent was bled of its human resources via all possible routes. At least ten centuries of slavery for the benefit of the Muslim countries from the ninth to the nineteenth
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The Court’s decision supports the Insite safe injection facility in Vancouver. Supreme Court has thrown the country’s drug law into limbo with a ruling that says it conflicts with health concerns that constitutionally are a provincial responsibility, as well as conflicting with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In a surprise ruling yesterday, the court supported Vancouver’s experimental supervised injection clinic and halted federal attempts to close the facility. Judge Ian Pitfield said Insite should be allowed to remain open for a year even without a federal exemption from current drug laws.
The judge declared a key section of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act CDSA of no force and gave Ottawa until June 30, , to rectify the law because it appears to interfere with medical treatment. Judge Pitfield said the current law governing illicit substances puts “unfettered discretion in the hands of the Minister” and violates the Constitution.
Insite was established in September, , as a pilot project to reduce disease, reduce overdose deaths and foster better health care for addicts. More than one million injections have occurred. However, an exemption granted by the federal government for the clinic to operate expired, and the facility has been operating on temporary permits since. The ruling was greeted with near disbelief and euphoria by advocates, who have lobbied for years, first to open the site and then to keep it open.
Those were some of the generally positive conclusions, made public late Friday, of an expert advisory committee appointed by Health Canada. The committee was appointed last year to review existing research on Insite, as well as new studies commissioned, including one by Simon Fraser University criminologist Neil Boyd on public order.
Searching for the Vikings: Image courtesy Point Rosee Project Three archaeological sites that may have been used by Vikings around 1, years ago were excavated recently in Canada. If confirmed, the discoveries would add to the single known Viking settlement in the New World, located at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland. The team found what may be a hearth used to roast bog iron, as well as a structure, of some type, made with turf.
Radiocarbon dating suggests that the site was used sometime between the ninth and 13th centuries. These finds, the researchers say, suggest that Vikings may have used the site, though more dating information and excavation are needed to confirm that idea, they said.
Questions about your old globe? Want to see photos of antique and vintage world globes? Do you collect antique or vintage terrestrial globes? Perhaps you like to see how older world globes show the political boundaries of their times. It is fascinating to see how countries and cities have changed their names over the decades, and the results of wars that have moved boundaries.
Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet. Others collect world globes because they are beautiful to look at. Whatever your reasons for collecting older globes, you may wonder “How old is my globe? The following dates will help you “date your globe” and determine how old it might be. This is a work in progress, and should not be quoted without verification.
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