Comparative volcanology and petrology of the atlantic island-arcs

first_imgComparisons are made between the Lesser Antilles and the South Sandwich Islands, the recent volcanic island chains at the eastern margins of the Caribbean and Scotia arcs. Although situated in similar geological and structural environments there are differences in the type of volcanic activity which prevails in these two arcs and in the petrography and chemistry of the lavas emitted. There is good evidence that the South Sandwich Islands are in general appreciably younger than the islands of the Lesser Antilles. Basaltic rocks predominate in the South Sandwich Islands whereas andesite is the dominant rock-type of the Lesser Antilles. Many of the lavas of the South Sandwich Islands, including the andesites and dacites are aphyric whereas those of the Lesser Antilles are almost invariably porphyritic. The basalts of the South Sandwich Islands are of tholeiitic type and the series shows more pronounced iron enrichment than does that of the Lesser Antilles. Basalts of the South Sandwich Islands have a lower Fe2O3/FeO ratio, contain lower concentrations of K, Sr and Ba and higher Cr, Co and Ni than the basalts of the West Indies. It is thought that the South Sandwich Islands may represent a volcanic island-arc in the early stages of development and the Lesser Antilles a later stage.last_img read more

Miami Marlins cancel MLB game as players test positive for COVID-19: ESPN

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPete Van Vleet/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(MIAMI) — The Miami Marlins canceled their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles Monday night after at least 14 members of the team tested positive for the coronavirus, according to sources who told ESPN.On Sunday, eight players and two coaches tested positive, sources told ESPN. Four other members of the team, which is currently in Philadelphia, had recently tested positive.The Marlins just wrapped up a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img July 27, 2020 /Sports News – National Miami Marlins cancel MLB game as players test positive for COVID-19: ESPNlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 8/11

first_imgAugust 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/11 Tags: Roundup Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls SoccerNon-RegionMORGAN, Utah-Aspen Telford, Kaitlyn Sampson and Sadie McGreer each scored as the Morgan Trojans blanked Juab 3-0 in non-region girls soccer action Tuesday. Viana Johnson posted the shutout for the Trojans.DELTA, Utah-Lacie Sissener netted four goals and the Parowan Rams stymied Delta 5-3 Tuesday in non-region girls soccer action. Savannah Nielson scored twice and Madi Killian also found the net for the Rabbits.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The Millard Eagles and American Leadership Academy finished regulation in a 0-0 tie and went to a shootout with Millard earning the win 5-4 in non-region girls soccer Tuesday.Baseball1A SouthPRICE, Utah-Brody Durfey hit a homerun and two doubles as the Wayne Badgers dominated Pinnacle 20-0 in 1A South Region baseball Tuesday. Reed Edwards hit a triple and Jake Batty, Dallas Peterson and Ethan Morrill all doubled in the win for Wayne.TROPIC, Utah-In a high scoring game the Panguitch Bobcats routed Bryce Valley 29-11 in 1A South Region baseball action Tuesday.JUNCTION, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds won an early season feature matchup over Valley 7-1 in 1A South Region baseball action Tuesday.last_img read more

Snow Football Is No. 10 In NJCAA Preseason Poll

first_img Written by Brad James March 22, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow Football Is No. 10 In NJCAA Preseason Pollcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHARLOTTE, N.C.-Monday, Snow College football achieved a No. 10 ranking in the NJCAA preseason polls.The Badgers, who went 5-3 in 2019, were last in action October 10 when they hammered Air Force Prep 47-3 at Robert Stoddard Field at Badger Stadium.The No. 1 team in the preseason polls is Hutchinson CC (Kan.) as the Blue Dragons received three first place votes.The rest of the Top 10 are as follows.No. 2 Iowa WesternNo. 3 Lackawanna (Pa.)No. 4 Kilgore (Texas)No. 5 Garden City CC (Kan.)No. 6 Iowa Central CCNo. 7 Butler (Kan.)No. 8 Navarro (Texas)No. 9 Independence CC (Kan.)No. 10 SnowAlso receiving votes were New Mexico Military, ASA Miami (Fla.), Trinity Valley (Texas) and Coffeyville (Kan.)The Badgers will be challenged this season as they visit Iowa Western (March 27) and Iowa Central (May 8) as well as Lackawanna (April 10).last_img read more

BidX1 auction raises £880,000 for ex-police house

first_imgHome » News » Auctions news » BidX1 auction raises £880,000 for ex-police house previous nextAuctions newsBidX1 auction raises £880,000 for ex-police houseThe Negotiator16th July 20190468 Views The BidX1 UK team achieved an 82 per cent sale success rate at its June auction, with over 1,300 bids placed on a portfolio of residential and commercial properties across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The catalogue was viewed from 74 different countries including France, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the USA with over 45,000 views from the United Kingdom alone.The online property sale had a high rate of bidding, with eight of the assets listed each receiving over 100 bids. In particular, one freehold house in Finchley, for sale on behalf of The Met Police, received 199 bids and sold for £880,000 – achieving £215,000 over the guide price.BidX1 is now accepting entries for our next residential and commercial digital property sale on Wednesday 24th July.ex-police house auction auctioneers BidX1 finchley July 16, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Assistant Professor- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

first_imgThe Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, within theUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, is recruiting astructural biologist who has significant expertise in cryo-Electronmicroscopy (Cryo-EM) for a tenure-track assistant professorposition. The successful candidate will be part of the Molecularand Structural Biology Program in the Greenebaum ComprehensiveCancer Center (GCCC) and a member of the Center for BiomolecularTherapeutics (CBT), which is located in the Institute of Bioscienceand Biotechnology Research (IBBR) in Rockville, Maryland. It isimportant to note that structural biologists at the University ofMaryland work with National labs in the area including those at theNational Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institutes ofStandards and Technology (NIST).Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file containing ashort cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, contactinformation for three or more references, up to 3 reprints ofrepresentative publication(s), and a three to five page descriptionof future research directions to Dr. David J. Weber ( [email protected] ),Chair of the Structural Biology Search Committee. Applications willbe reviewed starting on August 15, 2017 and continue until theposition is filled.Qualifications :Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and at least 2 years ofrelevant postdoctoral experience doing cryoEM-based structuredeterminations.The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals withdisabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.last_img read more

John Cleese to speak at Oxford Union

first_imgRenowned British actor John Cleese is to feature in the Oxford Union’s 0th week lineup, Cherwell can reveal.Cleese is expected to cover political ground in a talk entitled ‘Why is there no hope?’. He was a vocal supporter of the Obama administration, a detractor of Trump’s presidential campaign and a proponent of Britain’s exit from the European Union.Despite his sympathies with Brexit, Cleese is also a member of the Liberal Democrats, having previously supported both the Labour Party and the SPD.Cleese also recently returned to the public eye for his dramatic work, after it was announced that he would work with Alison Steadman on a new BBC show, Edith. His character will be prone to angry outbursts and have a spouse that takes little interest in him – a role that some have compared to his famous character of Basil Fawlty in the BBC’s Fawlty Towers.Cleese’s other work has included a number of roles in the Monty Python film and television franchise, vocal acting in the Shrek films and as gadget-man Q’s assistant in the 1999 James Bond film The World is Not Enough.In recent years, his outspoken and occasionally potty-mouthed presence on Twitter has brought him online infamy, along with his responses to journalists and political figures that draw his ire.More fun than ‘dickhead’ or ‘fuckwit’ or ‘scumbag’I also like ‘dunderhead’ and ‘bungalownut’ https://t.co/Y8tAMHVW2t— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) April 4, 2017The talk will take place at 8pm on Thursday of 0th Week (20 April).last_img read more

African fruit arrives in UK industry

first_imgAn unusual fruit from a native African tree, the baobab, is now available for use in bakery products such as cereal bars, muffins and cakes.Baobab, which is contained in a hard nut, has six times more vitamin C than oranges and twice as much calcium as milk. The Organic Herb Trading Company has been appointed UK distributor for both the conventional and organic fruit pulp powder.The off-white, powdery fruit pulp looks like sherbet and can be blended with anything. It has a tangy taste described as ’caramel pear with subtle tones of grapefruit’ and can instantly boost the nutritional value of many products. It also acts as a flavour enhancer, which means less sugar can be used in products.Conventional baobab pulp powder costs £19 per kg and £21.50 for the organic version.last_img read more

Lebanon raises price of bread amid worsening economic crisis

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker government has raised the price of subsidized bread and flour for the fourth time in less than a year amid a crippling economic crisis. Economy minister Raoul Nehme said Monday the price of a bag of flatbread would be revisited if the local currency gains strength in the face of the dollar or if the price of wheat worldwide decreases. For now, Nehme said a small bag of flatbread will sell at 1,750 Lebanese pounds (20 cents at black market rate), up from 1,250 pounds (14 cents). The weight of the bag would increase by 50 grams (1.7 ounces.)last_img read more

Campus Ministry to offer Confession on the Road

first_imgArchimedes took a bath and an apple fell on Isaac Newton’s head, but all it took for Fr. Joseph Corpora to attain his aha moment was a story told by a priest from Panama in a meeting with all the Missionaries of Mercy last summer at Rome.The priest said he had gone to a train station to hear confessions.“I thought ‘Oh, that’s so interesting that he just went out of the church and sat in a train station,’” Corpora said. “I thought we should do something like that, too. We should go where the students are, rather than just having them come to the Basilica. That’s how it began, with one priest saying one that, that I thought was a good idea.”What resulted from this moment of inspiration was Confession on the Road, Campus Ministry’s newest initiative to make the sacrament of confession more accessible to the members of the Notre Dame community. Now, students, faculty and staff are able to participate every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at LaFortune Student Center and every Tuesday from noon to 1:30 pm and from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Duncan Student Center. Corpora said there is no set location, but they will find an empty space and put up a sign.This new opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation allows members of the community to skip lines at the Basilica and receive the sacrament on their way to Star Ginger or Starbucks. “I think this is in many ways just lowering the barrier to entry there, lowering the anxiety and letting students know that ultimately this is a sacrament of God’s mercy and love,” Fr. Nate Wills who participates in the initiative, said.Though confessing sins in the middle of campus’s two most populated areas might seem unorthodox and unconventional, Fr. John Herman, a participant in this program, praised its uniqueness. “It is a very creative initiative that responds to what Pope Francis says about the church needing to move out outside the church’s walls to reach out to the people and their needs,” he said. “I think it is a great way for us to be where students are and to make the sacrament of confession available to them in a way that is right there. They don’t have to go out of their way, they don’t have to make an effort. It’s right there and accessible.”Certainly, receiving the sacrament in the student centers varies from the traditional environment at the Basilica, especially because of the informality and spur-of-moment approach; yet this could actually be one of its greatest advantages, Wills said. “It could be more spontaneous, less, sort of, filtered and more honest about where people are and what’s on their hearts right now,” he said. “There’s a beauty there of, you know, you just go with what you have on your heart in the moment.”Moreover, the change in scenery lends itself to teach valuable lessons about Catholicism Fr. Matthew Kuzcora, one of the priests who hears confessions, said.“Being at a student center, I use it to explain that God is everywhere, not only at church,” he said.Yet, whether at the Basilica or at the student centers, the truth is that “the sacrament is the same in both places,” Fr. Kevin Grove said.“Confession on the Road makes evident to all members of this campus the overwhelming all-the-time availability of God’s abundant love and mercy,” he said.Wills encouraged members of the community to take advantage of Confession on the Road.“This is a unique opportunity, it’s a unique place in that sense, and you may never have this many opportunities to encounter the sacraments in your life as you do now, and I think people who really take advantage of that are maximizing their Notre Dame experience,” he said. “Because it really is a part of growing as a person, it’s part of discovering who you are, and my hope is that as people continue to discover who they are in college, that they recognize that first and foremost, beyond everything else and above everything else, they are a beloved child of God.“We all make mistakes and we all mess up and the sacrament of reconciliation is a lifelong journey for all of us that we keep on coming back to about healing and restoring our relationship with Christ.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Confession on the Road, Fr. Joe Corporalast_img read more