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Crustal thickening along the West Antarctic Gondwana margin during mid-Cretaceous deformation of the Triassic intra-oceanic Dyer Arc

first_imgSubduction-related Mesozoic mafic dykes in eastern Palmer Land, Antarctic Peninsula, record the developmentof an intra-oceanic arc terrane, the Dyer Arc, probably of late Permian–Triassic age, represented by atholeiitic dyke group. Arc rocks were deformed in late Triassic–early Jurassic and mid-Cretaceous times onthe Gondwana margin. Eruption of syn- to post-mid-Cretaceous orogenesis magmatism is represented by acalc–alkaline group of dykes. The tholeiitic dykes intruded immature granitic crust of the Eastern Zonesub-terrane of the Central Domain, one of the magmatic terranes of the Pacific margin of Gondwana. Thecalc–alkaline dykes straddle the major tectonic boundary between the Central Domain and the continentalmargin Eastern Domain. 132 dykes were studied, 82 of which are calc–alkaline, 48 tholeiitic and two shoshonitic,across an area of approximately 4000 km2. Tholeiitic dykes strike broadly NNW–SSE, transposed intoparallelism with the strike of the tectonic boundary during Cretaceous orogenesis whereas calc–alkalinedykes strike tightly ESE–WNW at a high angle to the boundary. The tholeiites pre-date late Triassic deformationand metamorphism, and are interpreted as dominantly Triassic in age, whereas Ar–Ar dated calc–alkalinedykes are younger (~100 Ma and ~97 Ma) and field relations indicate that they overlap with the waning phaseof the mid-Cretaceous Palmer Land Event. The tholeiites have trace element abundances similar to, but moredepleted than, those of modern intra-oceanic arcs, as recorded by Zr/Hf ratios. Nb/Yb versus TiO2*/Yb andSm/Yb versus La/Sm plots are used to model depths of partial melting. The tholeiites were mostly generatedat shallow depths corresponding to 2.5 and certainly less than 3.0 GPa in largely garnet-free mantle. Thecalc–alkaline magmas were generated at pressures greater than 3.0 to possibly >3.5 GPa, in the garnet zone.The deepening of the mantle source, and onset of calc–alkaline magmatism are interpreted to have beencaused by deformation of the intra-oceanic arc terrane on the Gondwana margin, and lithospheric thickeningduring the Palmer Land Event.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka Navy Strongly Denies Support Somali Pirates

first_img View post tag: Support Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Strongly Denies Support Somali Pirates Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: denies View post tag: Strongly View post tag: Somalicenter_img Sri Lanka Navy Strongly Denies Support Somali Pirates View post tag: Sri Lanka View post tag: Pirates Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) strongly denies of any support to the Somali pirates and said the allegation is an attempt to tarnish the image and the…(sundayobserver)[mappress]Source:sundayobserver , February 11, 2011; February 11, 2011last_img

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Ed Miliband pulls out of OULC talk amid antisemitism row

first_imgFollowing Alex Chalmers’ resignation as Co-Chair of the Oxford University Labour Club due to what he perceived as antisemitism, Ed Miliband has cancelled plans to adress OULC at its John Smith Memorial Dinner on March 4.A spokesperson for the former Labour leader told the New Statesman, “Ed is deeply disturbed to hear of reports of anti-semitism in the Oxford University Labour Club. It is right that the executive of the club has roundly condemned the comments and fully co-operates with the Labour Students investigation. Ed and the Labour Club have agreed that his talk should be postponed until the investigation is resolved.”Current Labour leadership has also expressed support for a probe by the national students group Labour Students into antisemitism and intimidate of Jewish students at OULC.A spokesperson for the Labour party said, “Following recent allegations of antisemitic behaviour and intimidation at Oxford University Labour Club, Labour Students have launched an immediate investigation and the Labour party welcomes and supports this action. If complaints are made about any individual member of the Labour party, the party will take robust action to deal with any antisemitic behaviour.”One Labour MP, Louise Ellman, said that comparing Israel and apartheid-era South Africa was “a grotesque smear and the Labour party should dissociate itself from” such statements.last_img read more

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Oxford and St Andrews Trade Vice-Chancellors

first_imgProfessor Sally Mapstone, Oxford’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, has been announced as the next Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of St Andrews, a role she will begin in September 2016. She is replacing Professor Louise Richardson, who was in turn installed as Oxford’s new Vice-Chancellor in January. Mapstone will be the second female Principal in St Andrews’ history. Professor Mapstone took up the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2009, first for Personnel and Equality, then for Education in 2011. Since 1984, she has also been a fellow of St Hilda’s College, where her research focused on Older Scots literature, political literature and book history. She received her degrees from Wadham and St Cross colleges. Upon the announcement of the news, Professor Louise Richardson said, “I would like to thank Sally for the many invaluable contributions she has made to the University of Oxford over the years. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, she has been responsible for the University’s strategy and policies for teaching, learning, student support and admissions. “She has also led important efforts, both in this role and previously as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Personnel and Equality, to diversify the student body and the curriculum. I wish Sally every success in St Andrews. It is a wonderful University and I hope that she will be as happy there as I was.”OUSU President Becky Howe, VP Graduates Nick Cooper and VP Access and Academic Affairs, Cat Jones, said jointly to Cherwell, “We’re really excited to hear about Sally’s new role: we’ve worked with her on a lot of issues, and she’s been a key advocate for student voice. We’d like to thank her for her support: most recently, she’s supported us on securing lecture capture and pushing for prelims feedback.” Speaking to the University upon the release of the information, Professor Mapstone said, “I will be very sad to leave Oxford after so many years, but am thrilled to be taking up the role of Principal of St Andrews. The focus on quality in education and student experience at St Andrews, its commitment to outreach, and its emphasis on independent-minded research all speak strongly to my own values. I have known the University for many years as a scholar of Scottish culture, and it will be an honour to be part of building its future.”The Chancellor of St Andrews, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, also said, “I am delighted that we have been able to persuade Sally to graduate to St Andrews from Oxford! She is a scholar of considerable distinction and an inspired choice to lead St Andrews as it seeks to consolidate its place among the best universities in the world.”Oxford University has stated that recruitment for Professor Mapstone’s successor will begin shortly.last_img read more

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Attorney General Curtis Hill Pens Op-Ed Supporting U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

first_imgIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has penned an op-ed expressing his enthusiastic support for Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated this month to the U.S. Supreme Court.The piece was published today by The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based news outlet covering government and politics.“As Indiana Attorney General, I work daily to ensure our state hits the proper marks established by federal law,”  Hill writes. “The U.S. Constitution stands as a stable and steadfast charter of our liberties, but activist federal judges too often contort its clear precepts based on their own ideological and philosophical whims. . . . In my own role, I welcome collaboration with partners at the federal level — be they in the executive, legislative or judicial branches – who recognize the proper roles of the states and the federal government.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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A frenzy of frosting

first_imgNational Cupcake Week came to a sweet conclusion on Sunday, with British Baker having whipped up the UK into a frosting frenzy. The idea behind the launch of the week last year was to support the trade by driving footfall into bakeries. We did this with a media and PR campaign, with the backing of our sponsors Renshaw and Chevler and supporters BFP Wholesale and Robert Dyas. This year, the cupcake craze reached new heights; for the first two days, ’National Cupcake Week’ was one of the most popular subjects on social media site Twitter in the UK, according to its Trending league table.Interest snowballed and, before long, everyone from Danni Minogue to former first lady Sarah Brown was tweeting about it. In fact, it was the second most talked-about topic on Twitter for two days running no mean achievement in a week where such watercooler events as the Pope’s visit, Barbara Windsor’s Eastenders exit and George Michael’s imprisonment were getting as much coverage as a meat dress on Lady Gaga.So how did a humble bakery product become one of the most talked-about subjects in the UK? This was the culmination of a five-month build-up, which began with the launch of our second-ever National Cupcake-off, to find Britain’s best cupcake baker. The eco-boutique Hotel Rafayel played host to the August cake judging event, which attracted nearly three times as many entries as last year from professional cupcake bakers. David Bennett of The Sunshine Bakery in North Allerton, Leeds, scooped the title with his banana and mango cupcake.The power of social media meant that, before long, major publications got in on the act, from BBC Good Food to consumer watchdog Which? (no, they actually liked it!), The Guardian and incredibly enough The Spectator.An army of over 200 bakers joined in the campaign, attracting coverage in national papers, and on TV and radio, including the BBC, BBC Radio 4 and Manchester, ITV, Radio Aire and Galaxy Radio even a blog from the Washington Post in the USA. The regional press went to town with stories in Manchester Evening Post, Liverpool Echo, Bath Chronicle, Newcastle Journal, Shields Gazette, Portsmouth News, Yorkshire Evening Post, The Northern Echo, Northants Chronicle & Echo, Urban Life Manchester, Notts Evening Post, Ormskirk Advertiser, Hampstead & Highgate Express.TV channel Food Network joined in the fun as a media partner, giving National Cupcake Week an on-screen and online presence, with two weeks of on-air promotions to drive awareness every half hour. The channel also staged a cupcake art installation event in the Westfield Centre, with 5,000 cupcakes making up a giant image of Olympic boxer James DeGale.With our Facebook and Twitter followership ballooning, hundreds of active blogs posted cupcake-related stories and recipes. Even non-bakers got in on the act, helping to drive awareness of the week. The event was supported on the high street by homewares retailer Robert Dyas, which ran a TV ad campaign during the week to promote its JML giant cupcake mould. Other retailers that took part in the campaign included Hobbycraft and Interflora. Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, M&S, Bart Spices, Ryland Peters & Small, Urban Coffee Company, Lurpak, Breville and Peros.The cupcake craze shows no signs of slowing and we look ahead to making the event bigger and better on 12-18 September 2011!For details, visit the main National Cupcake website page, the official Cupcake Week Face-book page and @CupcakeWeek on Twitter. The first person to mention @CupcakeWeek on Monday morning was MarketingGeni, which offered prizes to businesses with the best answers to the question: “Why does your workplace deserve to win a box of cupcakes?” Many other cupcakers followed suit with launches, prizes and offers including:Food Network UK hosted a consumer competition that attracted 13,000 entries.Coffee Republic launched a signature cupcake, with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.The Cake Nest in High Peak, the Peak District ran a Facebook competition to win a baking kit and did a ’cupcake of the day’ every day.www.cupcakestogo.co.uk ran a 10% discount all week to celebrate National Cupcake Week.Baker Rebecca Campbell used National Cupcake Week as an opportunity to launch her bakery, Shut Yer Cakehole, in Nottingham, offering vegan, egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free cakes, puddings and cookies.Master bakers Kindreds Bakery in Herne Hill ran a week-long ice cream theme for its cupcakes, from cookie dough to mint choc chip.Ella’s Bakehouse ran daily lucky dips to celebrate National Cupcake Week.Leakers Bakery in Bridport made hat-themed cupcakes to tie in with a local hat festival.Meningitis UK launched a new fundraising event called Time 4 Tea to coincide with National Cupcake Week.Alice Rose Cakes & Cookies launched cupcake canapés a bite-sized cupcake that is completely edible, even including the case. 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Kroger cuts charitable donations to alleged anti-government militia group

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ By Network Indiana – January 21, 2021 5 222 Twitter Facebook Kroger cuts charitable donations to alleged anti-government militia group By mcsquishee [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons An Indiana nonprofit is no longer on a list of community organizations that can get charitable donations from Kroger.The reason, Kroger learned the nonprofit was actually an anti-government militia group.Kroger said Indiana Oath Keepers was an IRS-approved nonprofit that had signed up to receive donations through Kroger’s customer-directed Community Rewards Program.Indiana Oath Keepers said it’s a militia of former law enforcement and military personnel, but by the Southern Poverty Law Center it’s an extremist anti-government group.Right now, the FBI has been looking at extremist group ties, including the Oath Keepers, to some of the Capitol rioters arrested, said USA Today.Kroger said the group was one of the thousands nonprofits people in Indiana could have selected for the store to support. Kroger didn’t say how much money had been given to them, but said it wasn’t very much. Pinterest Previous articleTwo people arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stopNext articleMan arrested after trying to engage sheriff’s captain into drag race Network Indiana Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

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Midwest summer storms threaten ozone, study warns

first_imgStorms common to the Midwest in summer create the same ozone-damaging chemical reactions found in polar regions in winter, according to a new Harvard study. And with extreme weather on the rise, people living in the region could face an increased risk of UV radiation.Powerful storms in the Great Plains inject water vapor that, with temperature change, can trigger the same chemistry eroding the Arctic ozone, according to a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The paper was led by James G. Anderson, the Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.Graphic: James Anderson/Harvard UniversityResearchers tracked on average 4,000 storms each summer penetrating into the stratosphere over the central U.S., a rate far more frequent than previously thought, sparking a call from the paper’s authors for weekly forecasts of ozone loss.“These developments were not predicted previously and they represent an important change in the assessment of the risk of increasing UV radiation over the (region) in summer,” said Mario J. Molina of the University of California San Diego, the 1995 Nobel Prize winner in stratospheric chemistry, who was not involved in this research.The study’s authors say the lack of data recorded on ozone loss in the Midwest has curtailed researchers’ ability to forecast increases in UV radiation in the region, heightening risk for residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, the Dakotas and states that border the Great Plains.“Rather than large continental-scale ozone loss that occurs over the polar regions in winter characterized, for example, by the term Antarctic ozone hole, circumstances over the central U.S. in summer are very different,” Anderson said.Stratospheric ozone is one of the most delicate aspects of habitability on the planet, researchers point out, with only marginally enough to protect humans, animals and crops from UV radiation.“Every year, sharp losses of stratospheric ozone are recorded in polar regions, traceable to chlorine and bromine added to the atmosphere by industrial chlorofluorocarbons and halons,” said Steven C. Wofsy, the Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science at SEAS and co-author of the study. “The new paper shows that the same kind of chemistry could occur over the central United States, triggered by storm systems that introduce water, or the next volcanic eruption, or by increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. We don’t yet know just how close we are to reaching that threshold.”last_img read more

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Webinar Series: Data Protection Solutions

first_imgDell Technologies continues to modernize and simplify our trusted data protection portfolio. Dell EMC NetWorker is proven technology that offers comprehensive, flexible and scalable data protection. As businesses evolve, they need assurance that their existing and modern workloads are protected. We invite you to join us for a special webinar on Wednesday, July 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST to learn more about the Dell EMC NetWorker Advantage and help you maximize your investment and plan for the future.In this session, we will present NetWorker’s latest innovations including centralized monitoring and reporting of backups and protection storage, as well as protecting VMware, Hyper-V and business-critical applications. We will explore how these comprehensive enhancements can optimize your NetWorker deployments and prepare you for next-generation data management.Please join your Dell Technologies Data Protection Team for this special presentation and product demonstration, including:Presenter: Anjali Munjal, Product ManagementDemo: Ken Voigt, Systems Engineer, Global Technology OfficeRegister now hereFor updates, please follow @DellEMCSupport on Twitterlast_img read more

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Champlain College students work for state trade partnership

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College students Heather Littlefield, Anna Wisniewska, Alina Stanciu and Emily Howland have been working atthe Vermont Global Trade Partnership (VGTP) during the spring 2007 semester. These Champlain College students earned their internships through a competitive interview process.Vermont business people access a broad range of trade services through the VGTP, a state program which has established an office in the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business and Technology on the Champlain College campus. Champlain offers the only International Business program in the state of Vermont.Businesses can receive assistance with: reviewing trade regulations, tariffs and logistics, researching new markets, importing and exporting, product sourcing, trade missions, overseas trade shows, and networking opportunities.Additionally, student Emily Howland is doing a four-month internship in Shanghai, China. She is an intern at the Shanghai Small Enterprise Trade Development Center, promoting international business relationships. Howland is no stranger to China, having studied for four years in Beijing. She is a fluent speaker of the Chinese dialect of Mandarin. Howland is sharing her experience in China via a student blog.Prior to this spring internship, she has been continuing her role as lead research assistant for the Vermont Global Trade Partnership. In November, she accompanied a Vermont delegation on a trade mission to China and assisted as an interpreter. More recently, she organized Vermont’s participation in the American Education Fairs in Taiwan. She also hosted a tourism representative from China and toured her around Vermont.”I’m looking forward to getting experience in working in a Chinese office,” she said. “It’s a similar organization to where I work now — I’ll just see things from the other side.” Howland grew up in Richmond, Vt. and is a graduate of Mt. Mansfield Union High School.Littlefield, from Morrisville, Vt., is a graduate of People’s Academy. She is finishing her bachelor’s degree in International Business and she brings retail experience to the VGTP, including shipping and receiving responsibilities for textiles. With the VGTP, she performs research in areas that include sourcing and distributor searches, as well as regulatory market reports.Wisniewska is a native of Poland. She is a Business and Management major who also brings human resources and accounting knowledge to the internship.Stanciu is from Romania and she is an International Business student. Stanciu is helping the VGTP investigate new business opportunities in Romania and Bulgaria — which are new members of the European Union.last_img read more