Generation of the Mt Kinabalu granite by crustal contamination of intraplate magma modelled by Equilibrated Major Element Assimilation with Fractional Crystallisation (EME-AFC)

first_imgNew geochemical data are presented for the composite units of the Mount Kinabalu granitoid intrusion of Borneo and explore discrimination between crustal- and mantlederivedgranitic magmas. The geochemical data demonstrate that the units making up this composite intrusion became more potassic through time. This was accompanied by an evolution of isotope ratios from a continental-affinity towards a slightly more mantle-affinity (87Sr/86Sri ~0.7078; 143Nd/144Ndi ~0.51245; 206Pb/204Pbi ~18.756 for the oldest unit compared to 87Sr/86Sri ~0.7065, 143Nd/144Ndi ~0.51250 and 206Pb/204Pbi ~18.721 for the younger units). Oxygen isotope ratios (calculated whole-rock δ18O of +6.5–9.3‰) do not show a clear trend with time. The isotopic data indicate that the magma cannot result only from fractional crystallisation of a mantle-derived magma. Alkali metal compositions show that crustal anatexis is also an unsuitable process for genesis of the intrusion. The data indicate that the high-K units were generated byfractional crystallisation of a primary, mafic magma, followed by assimilation of the partially melted sedimentary overburden. We present a new, Equilibrated Major Element – Assimilation with Fractional Crystallisation (EME-AFC) approach for simultaneously modelling the major element, trace element, and radiogenic and oxygen isotope compositions during such magmatic differentiation; addressing the lack of current AFC modelling approaches for felsic, amphibole- or biotite-bearing systems. We propose that Mt Kinabalu was generated through low degree melting ofupwelling fertile metasomatised mantle driven by regional crustal extension in the Late Miocene.last_img read more

Property PLC share prices tumble as global stock markets stumble

first_imgThe global collapse in share prices has hit the main property market PLCs this morning, except for Hunters.LSL Property Services, which owns Reeds Rains, Marsh & Parsons and Your Move, has been hit the hardest. Its shares had dropped by 7.55% by lunchtime today while almost all the others saw their share price cut too.Countrywide’s already much-reduced share price dropped by 5.1% and Belvoir by 3.8% while all the other saw reductions of approximately 2% including ZPG, Rightmove, Savills, Purplebricks and the Property Franchise Group.These share price drops reflect the wider global collapse in confidence among investors, and although the FTSE 100 Index has been drifting downwards over the past five days, the biggest drop took place this morning when it saw a 3.5% drop at the opening of trading, mirroring similar drops in France, Germany and other European markets.The drops in Europe follow worse falls in Japan and the US, where their key stock market indicators fell by 4.7% and 4.6% respectively.These drops were in turn triggered by improved trading conditions in the US, which led to speculation about potential higher inflation and therefore interest rates across the globe.But the global share price turmoil may be temporary – The Guardian reported today that sentiment in the City was that this is a correction after huge share price gains over the past 12 months, and that market would eventually return to normal, rather than being a potential ‘crash’.LSL share price crash stock market share prices Countrywide Foxtons February 6, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Property PLC share prices tumble as global stock markets stumble previous nextProperty PLC share prices tumble as global stock markets stumbleHardest hit of the big corporates are LSL and Countrywide, while Foxtons and Hunters escape largely unscathed.Nigel Lewis6th February 201801,088 Viewslast_img read more

Virginia-class submarine changes command in Pearl Harbor

first_img View post tag: Virginia-Class Virginia-class submarine changes command in Pearl Harbor USS North Carolina (SSN 777), the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class, fast attack submarine held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, January 20.Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, commanding officer of North Carolina, was relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Lewis.Capt. Robert Roncska, commander, Submarine Squadron Seven was the guest speaker for the ceremony and shared stories of his time working with Montalvo.“There is no doubt in my mind the secret ingredient that made North Carolina so successful was Gary Montalvo’s leadership,” said Roncska. “Gary is the leader others try to emulate.”Roncska also welcomed Lewis to the waterfront.During the ceremony, Capt. Richard Seif, commander, Submarine Squadron 1 presented Montalvo with a Legion of Merit Medal for exceptionally meritorious conduct while serving as commanding officer of the USS North Carolina from June 2014 until January 2017.Lewis addressed his new crew for the first time and commended them on their recent accomplishments.“To the crew of North Carolina, you have celebrated many achievements and have a proven track record,” said Lewis. “As we work to return our ship to sea, we will tackle many challenges ahead of us, and I’m excited for our continued success in the future.”Lewis served as executive officer aboard USS Oklahoma (SSN 723), where he completed numerous deployment cycles form the homeport of Guam. He most recently attended the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and earned his Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy.Commissioned May 2008, North Carolina is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to carry the name North Carolina. The Virginia-class boat was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn. and Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. and joined the fleet in December 2006. January 23, 2017 Authorities View post tag: USS North Carolina View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Virginia-class submarine changes command in Pearl Harbor Share this articlelast_img read more

Watch Greensky Bluegrass Play “The Macarena”, Phish, & More During Poolside Cover Set At Strings & Sol

first_imgOn Friday, Cloud 9 Adventures‘ annual Strings & Sol Mexican destination event kicked off, with the lineup boasting an enviable list of bluegrass superstars including the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Fruition, and more. During the festivities yesterday, Greensky Bluegrass performed an intimate poolside set, which saw the group perform a number of covers ranging from the Grateful Dead and Phish to Prince and “The Macarena”.Greensky Bluegrass Cover Widespread Panic, Do “The Macarena” At Strings & Sol [Video]To start off the performance, Greensky offered Bob Marley’s “Small Axe”, setting the precedent for the rest of the set. From there, the group worked through two Grateful Dead tunes—”Eyes Of The World” and “The Other One”—all the while teasing their own “Don’t Lie” throughout the combo. After “The Other One” landed in John Hartford’s “I’m Still Here”, the band offered up 1993 dance hit, “The Macarena”, a hilarious cover they had played the day prior. After “The Macarena”, the group hit a cover of Phish’s “Chalkdust Torture”, Rayland Baxter’s “Yellow Eyes”, John Prine’s “Please Don’t Bury Me”, and the Allman Brothers Band’s “One Way Out”. To close out the set, the group performed the final two covers of the poolside set, Paul Simon’s “Gumboots” and Prince’s “When Doves Cry”.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Now Sapphire Resort | Puerto Morelos, Mexico | 12/9/2017Set: Small Axe, Eyes of the World (1) > Other One (1) > I’m Still Here, Macarena, Chalkdust Torture (1), Yellow Eyes, Please Don’t Bury Me, One Way Out (2)(3), Gumboots, When Doves Cry(4)(1)(5)(6)(1) – “Don’t Lie” tease; (2) – “Macarena” tease; (3) – “Hokey Pokey” tease; (4) – “We Want The Funk” tease; (5) – “Dancing on the Ceiling” quotes; (6) – “Other One” teaseYou can check out video of Greensky Bluegrass’ poolside Saturday set below, courtesy of photographer Josh Timmermans. [Photo: kristeye7]last_img read more

A look inside: Radcliffe Quad

first_img Bright lights A lantern on the south side of Radcliffe Quad lights pathways at dusk. On the quad Foliage Autumn colors frame the edges of the quad. Doggone it Many dogs like Henry, a mini, long-haired dachshund owned by Garrett Holmes ’13, a Harvard Law School student, visit the quad each day. Field of dreams Radcliffe Quadrangle is bordered by Cabot House on three sides and by Pforzheimer House (center). The quad is about a 12-minute walk, or half a mile, from Harvard Square. Winter’s coming Fall’s last leaves hang by the pathways that encircle the quad. When the straws are drawn on Housing Day each spring, the phrase “You got quadded?” is sometimes heard. It’s meant to suggest that someone drew the short straw. But the residents say that’s not so.In the fresh air of Radcliffe Quad, where the contoured and traditional lawn chairs have arms for books or laptops or lunch, the grass is perfectly manicured, not pockmarked or brown, not worn on the edges. Frisbee matches are uninterrupted by tourists. Occasionally, solitude reigns.Currier, Pforzheimer, and Cabot Houses also border the Quad, but mostly it belongs to Cabot House, which has residences on three of the four sides. In midafternoon, the sound of children laughing can be heard, as youngsters in the after-school program at Graham & Parks elementary school roll down the grassy slope.It is peaceful on Radcliffe Quad. There’s no river traffic or geese to waken weekend slumber. There are no late-night revelers passing open widows facing Harvard Square. The view from the southern tip of Cabot as the sun rises or sets is lovely. “Got quadded?” Yes, indeed! Monkeying around Graham and Parks students play on the quad. Roll with it During their after-school program, young Graham and Parks Alternative Public School students come with their teacher to roll down the small hill on the edge of the quad. Quad work Even after sunset, warm weather draws students onto the quad. Cabot House resident Blake Wilkey ’12 gets some schoolwork done on his laptop. Hungry eyes Cabot and Pforzheimer Dining Halls are located beneath the Moors Hall (Pforzheimer House) terrace. Along with Currier, these are the only Harvard undergraduate Houses that are not River Houses. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer So soothing Propped on two Adirondack chairs, Michelle Haan ’12, who lives in Pforzheimer House, kicks back with some jams.last_img read more

ROTC recognizes new student leaders

first_imgNotre Dame’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) held a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Wednesday to pass leadership of its battalion to new cadets. Senior student leadership of the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC branches changes at the beginning of each semester. The Navy and Air Force branches also held similar ceremonies this week. “Being able to contribute in a very high degree and having the capacity to have a substantial influence and leave a mark … on the program was great,” Cadet Lt. Colin Raymond, last semester’s Cadet Battalion Commander, said. Although rewarding, Raymond said his former job was quite challenging. “It was a ton of work, and I am excited to play a more supporting role this semester,” Raymond said. Cadet Lt. Kyle Hanratty, last semester’s Cadet Operations Officer, said he sees the transition as a “shift of responsibilities” for the senior leaders instead of a relinquishing of duties. He is now a platoon leader. “[As platoon leader] I will be able to focus more on the individual soldiers and developing them versus the big picture I had last semester of the whole battalion,” Hanratty said. Raymond, Hanratty and last semester’s Cadet Major Louisa White handled most of the event planning and training for the other cadets, which exposed them to the challenges of peer leadership. “You can’t use the force of this imaginary rank to get someone to do something when they’re your friend and they’ve done the same thing as you this entire time,” White said. “You really don’t have a show of force other than who you are.” Raymond said he had encountered the same difficulties and tried to include his peers as much as he could. “I wanted to respect my friends as competent leaders themselves so giving them opportunities as well was important,” he said. At Wednesday’s ceremony, each of last semester’s leaders symbolically passed the flag of each unit to the battalion commander, who then gave it to the incoming leader. According to Cadet Lt. Neal Dillon, coordinator of the event, this exchange represents the trust between members of the battalion. Raymond said he trusts the new Cadet Battalion Commander, Cadet Lt. Geralyn Janke to lead this semester, and she is prepared to take on this role. “Colin is good at everything … he did a great job last semester,” she said. “It will definitely be tough to fill his shoes, but I’m ready.” Hanratty is succeeded by Alex Barbuto as Cadet Battalion Commander and White is succeeded by Graham Hoar as Cadet Major.last_img read more

Love to Last! Bridges of Madison County to Release Cast Album

first_img Derek Klena The Bridges of Madison County Steven Pasquale Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the musical is currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. View Comments Kelli O’Hara The musical tells the story of an Italian-American housewife named Francesca Johnson (O’Hara) and her unlikely four-day love affair with Robert Kincaid (Pasquale), a National Geographic photographer. In addition to O’Hara and Pasquale, the cast of The Bridges of Madison County features Tony nominee Hunter Foster as Bud, Cass Morgan as Marge, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Derek Klena as Michael and Caitlin Kinnunen as Caroline. The show’s ensemble includes Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on May 18, 2014 Related Shows The affair will always be remembered! Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, starring Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale. Based on the novel by Robert James Waller, the tuner features music and lyrics by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman.last_img read more

Hundreds volunteer for relief effort

first_imgHundreds volunteer for relief effort Hundreds volunteer for relief effortYLD disaster assistance coordinators now look toward Frances < p> Associate Editor More than 600 lawyers stepped up to the call to help Hurricane Charley victims with legal questions, and even more volunteers are needed as Hurricane Frances aims potentially disastrous winds toward Florida. On September 1, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division President Mike Faehner kept a wary eye on the Weather Channel, monitoring Frances’ catastrophic creep — just a day after he participated in a Town Hall meeting at the Charlotte County Justice Center to help families left homeless and confused by Charley. “We have a one-year plan for Charley. Recovery from Hurricane Charley is a marathon, not a sprint. Florida Bar volunteers are involved for the long haul to provide assistance,” said Faehner, who has been working to put the YLD in coordination with the ABA-YLD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “With Frances, I warned everybody that we’re not the ones with as big of a problem as FEMA, which is not designed to handle two hurricanes in such a short time.” More volunteers are needed to staff the toll-free hotline number for hurricane victims who cannot afford to hire a lawyer: (866) 550-2929. “If Frances hits Florida in a significant manner, we will have to divide our resources,” Faehner said. “It will be tricky to decide where we deploy our resources. I want everyone pushing that toll-free number.” Faehner knows firsthand that staffing the hotline number brings a good feeling of being a lawyer willing to do meaningful, appreciated pro bono work. “I think it’s very rewarding to be able to help that one person out to make a difference and give that person guidance when they don’t have hope,” Faehner said. “One person I spoke to lost everything. They are over the grief stage at this point, saying, ‘We’ve got to put our life together. We have to move on.’ These people are very thankful FEMA got in there quickly. I spoke to three people whose houses are uninhabitable. They said FEMA gave them checks, and within 48 hours they had $25,000 in a bank account to buy a new trailer or move out of the area.” Some lawyers who had volunteered for the disaster hotline called Faehner to cancel because they were busy boarding up their homes and law offices on the East Coast to prepare for the worst from Hurricane Frances. “A lot of lawyers I am asking to volunteer have basically said, ‘I don’t feel confident because I don’t know disaster law.’ My response is, ‘Every lawyer knows some disaster law.’” What lawyers don’t know off the top of their heads, Faehner assured, can be answered in short order by referring to experts and a manual prepared for Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and since updated. In just one day, August 30, 88 calls came in seeking answers to questions ranging from insurance claims, landlord-tenant disputes over paying rent when a place has a leaky roof, condominium concerns, and whether to use public adjusters, Faehner said. At the Town Hall meeting in Punta Gorda, one of the hardest hit areas of 25 counties affected by Hurricane Charley, about 30 citizens gathered to ask a panel of attorneys a variety of questions. “Their stories were quite moving,” Faehner said. “The thing that most impressed me was that even after two-and-a-half weeks, they are still optimistic. They are fighters down there. They want to get it all back together.” Besides Faehner’s participation at the Town Hall gathering, Dennis Webb, president of the Lee County Bar Association, led the meeting, and other legal experts included Robert Koch, president of the Charlotte County Bar Association, Robert Pritt, past president of the Lee County Bar and a landlord/tenant attorney, 20th Circuit Public Defender Robert Jacobs, and Robert Julian, representing the Florida Attorney General’s Regional Office. Attorneys supplied tips on avoiding scam artists, how to deal with both insurance and “public” adjusters, and benefits available through FEMA. Now that basic services—roads, electricity, and water—are up and running, Faehner said, “Everyone is taking a step back and looking at long-term damage control. It’s the beginning of people getting their businesses back together. We happened to drive by and see a lawyer’s two-story office destroyed, with a sign that they had moved.” At the Town Hall meeting, Faehner recounted, Charlotte County Judge Walter Wayne Woodard, administrative judge, assured everyone that the courts were operating again, and they would be liberal with lawyers and litigants because they realize people don’t have mailboxes to send notices to. The judge also said they are not issuing bench warrants for failure to appear, recognizing many people lost homes and offices. Public Defender Jacobs told the group there had been a record number of arrests because many people stopped for curfew violations had outstanding warrants and were taken to jail. For law enforcement who pitched in from all over the state, Faehner said: “It was a different kind of cleaning up the streets.” As of August 27, before the September 1 Bar News publicizing the relief effort was printed, the Bar’s Web site with Hurricane Charley information received about 1,000 hits, and 433 people called the toll-free number for help with legal questions. FEMA requested volunteer lawyers through the YLD program to be available in three sites: Port Charlotte, Sebring, and Ft. Myers, and Faehner said the YLD is coordinating with the Lee County Bar Association to schedule volunteers. During that same time frame, the Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service received 97 calls from Bar members offering space and assistance to affected attorneys. Five requests for assistance have been received, and four have been fulfilled, said Faehner, who added, “We expect to receive more requests as relief efforts continue.” In one week, the Florida Attorneys Charitable Trust (ACT), a 501(c)(3) disaster relief fund, received donations of more than $4,000. Faehner said the YLD has given $1,000 each to ACT and the American Red Cross and is encouraging others to donate, too. Calling All Lawyers Who Want to Help: Staff the Hotline: The Florida Bar has established a toll free number—(866) 550-2929—for hurricane victims to call with legal questions, and the Bar needs attorneys to answer their questions. Lawyers interested in volunteering should e-mail the following information to Austin Newberry, YLD administrator at The Florida Bar, ([email protected]): Name, address, county, work phone, fax, work e-mail, area of practice, additional languages spoken. In addition, volunteers should include the legal areas in which they can provide assistance. Make a Donation: Florida Attorneys Charitable Trust (ACT) is a 501(c)(3) disaster relief fund that offers Florida attorneys an avenue for making donations to victims of disaster. ACT seeks to provide aid and assistance when a disaster—such as a hurricane—causes the disruption of the legal processes and court systems or reduces citizen access to the legal system and the pursuit of justice. ACT may also support charitable organizations that provide charitable aid and other assistance to victims. Donations may be mailed to Florida Attorneys Charitable Trust, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-3200. September 15, 2004 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

CUAid: Philosophy in action

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I started my day as normal. Within a few hours, I received a call that the neighborhood near me was getting flood water. I had to go see for myself and it was devastating.My son came by with his boat and we headed out to go help others. When I returned home, I found that water was in my own neighborhood. We started lifting furniture and putting things up high. Water had already started entering my home within minutes. Shutting my front door to leave was the biggest impact I have ever experienced.As I left my house, tears began to flow. I had just helped save people in our boat and gave them comfort. Now, I was experiencing it first-hand. This was the beginning of my worst nightmare.Questions ran through my head…..”How do I rebuild? Where do I stay? Who will help me?” Millions of other questions. Yes, I was one of the lucky ones who had flood insurance two months prior to the flood, but it took quite some time to get the funds.Within days of the flood, I received a text from our CEO that the National Credit Union Foundation and Louisiana Credit Union Foundation CUAid/disaster relief was offering assistance to credit union employees impacted by the flood. continue reading »last_img read more

I ♥ content

first_imgThey say “cash is king” but so is content in the world of marketing. PR & communications plans have evolved from the days when our focus was solely on press releases, print ads, radio and TV commercials and a website describing our products and services. Today, a good PR & Communications plan still incorporates these elements, but it is largely focused on content creation, distribution and management that goes beyond selling and into positioning your brand as an expert in the market. In fact, it may be more accurate to refer to these plans as content marketing plans; and they play an even bigger role in driving your overall marketing strategy.With social media playing such an integral role in how we communicate and stay informed today, our focus on solution-driven content must take priority. Our goal should be to stimulate interest in our products and services by offering insightful information that solves the problems that keep our existing and prospective members up at nights. This is where thought leadership comes in and if this is done right your members will think of your credit union first when they decide to partner with an expert to get them over their hurdles.What is content marketing? continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more