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Reconstruction and break-out model for the Falkland Islands within Gondwana

first_imgThe Falkland Islands are one segment of the Permo-Triassic Gondwanian Fold Belt that was displaced during the fragmentation of Gondwana. Palæomagnetic, structural and palæocurrent data, reviewed in this paper, provide convincing evidence that the Falkland Islands rotated from an original position off southeast Africa to their present position off South America during break-up. The rotation mechanism and trajectory are less certain but are an essential component of any plausible Gondwana break-up model. The Falkland Islands possess two roughly orthogonal structural grains. D1 structures form a southerly verging fold belt that correlates with the main folding in the eastern part of the Cape Fold Belt following relocation of the islands. D1 folds were overprinted by the Early Mesozoic D2, northeast-southwest trending, Hornby Mountains Anticline producing localised kilometrescale Type I and III fold interference patterns. It is suggested here that the D2 structures may represent a break-out structure related to a dextral transtensional shear couple that may have existed between East and West Gondwana during the initial stages of break-up. Clockwise rotation of the Falkland Islands Block (FIB) could have taken place along a series of east-west faults (e.g. the Gastre Fault Zone) in Patagonia as southern South America moved towards the Pacific during Middle Jurassic times. Contemporaneous Pacific-ward motion of southern South America during rotation of the FIB would have avoided collision with the Falkland Island Block as it docked. On a geological timescale, the break-out of the FIB and associated movements of other Gondwana fragments were rapid events, which appear to correlate with the major magmatic pulse at ca 183 Ma, related to a mantle plume beneath Africa and Antarctica. If this is correct, then doming above a large mantle plume in the South Atlantic region may have helped formation and rotation of Gondwana microplates, with rotation occurring above a viscously deforming, hotter-than-normal, substratum in a transtensional setting.last_img read more

Watch out Barratt! Indian billionaire sets his sights on UK new homes market

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Watch out Barratt! Indian billionaire sets his sights on UK new homes market previous nextLand & New HomesWatch out Barratt! Indian billionaire sets his sights on UK new homes marketDubai-based Sobha Realty opens Park Lane sales office and plans to become major force in UK new homes sector and float on the London Stock Exchange.Nigel Lewis3rd May 20191 Comment2,525 Views An Indian billionaire property developer has arrived in the UK to set up shop in London and says he wants to be a major new player in the UK within three to four years.PNC Menon, who is a major house builder in many Indian states, Dubai and Oman, has opened a huge sales office ‘studio’ for his company Sobha Realty on London’s Park Lane at the site of Foxtons’ former flagship 4,800 sq ft branch.He  aims to establish a £400 million turnover business in the UK by 2023 building apartments in the luxury market initially in central prime London.His firm then plans to move outside the capital and into the more affordable new homes sector, if all goes to plan.Sobha Realty’s arrival in the capital means the UK’s property market is to have a significant and well-funded new entrant to the new homes sector for the first time in decades.Billionaire backingThe 70-year-old dollar billionaire and his £270-million turnover company have considerable resources at their disposal including 3,700 employees around the world.But he says the company will be using UK contractors to build his first developments in central London supported by a team of in-house architects.Sobha Realty says it will also be looking for UK property industry partners and plans to eventually list on the London Stock Exchange.“London is a world city, with last year over 40 million visitors travelling to the capital for business and leisure, so this studio showcases our brand to the world,” he says.Park Lane PNC Menon Sobha Realty Foxtons May 3, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJohn Socha, Orchard BMS Ltd Orchard BMS Ltd 3rd May 2019 at 1:36 pmEasy to see which market this billionaire is targeting. Prime central London. Until we solve the shortage of building trade workers, nothing but wonderful sounding pledges will remain just that.We need to emulate 1966. Not only did England win the World Cup in football, we also built over 400,000 new homes.Like football, we have been declining ever since.Sadly, no pundit has spotted this flaw in “The Cunning Plan” to build more houses. Not enough skilled building workers, so we will have to train them.Again, no plan, just platitudes.Log in to ReplyWhat’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

Austal delivers another LCS newbuild to US Navy

first_imgThe USS Mobile is the fourth ship delivered by Austal USA to the U.S. Navy in CY2020, following the delivery of USS Kansas City (LCS 22) in February, USS Oakland (LCS 24) in June and USNS Newport (EPF 12) in September. Share this article View post tag: US Navy Related Article Vessels The delivery came almost two months after the newbuild completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Austal USS Mobile completes acceptance trials Christened a year ago, LCS 26 became the 20th ship to be christened for the US Navy at the yard in five years. Posted: 6 months ago Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered the future USS Mobile (LCS 26), its 13th Independence-class littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. center_img The Independence-class LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation. It is designed to defeat asymmetric “anti-access” threats, such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. View post tag: USS Mobile Posted: 6 months ago View post tag: Littoral Combat Ship The 127-metre high-speed trimaran hull warship integrates new technology and capability to support current and future mission capability from deep water to the littorals. Categories: Austal USA is also under contract to build 14 expeditionary fast transport vessels (EPF) for the U.S. Navy, with 12 vessels delivered, an additional vessel under construction and one scheduled. Four LCSs are presently under various stages of construction at Austal USA’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. Assembly continues on the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) and USS Canberra (LCS 30), while modules for the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32), USS Augusta (LCS 34) are under construction in the module manufacturing facility (MMF). The future USS Kingsville (LSC 36) USS Pierre (LCS 38) are under contract. Photo: Austallast_img read more

Lamont Tumblr announced

first_imgLamonsters may sound like something that goes bump in the night, but they’re actually just library fans.The moniker refers to followers of Lamont Library’s latest endeavor to virtually reach its patrons — its new Tumblr page. Following the example of successful forays onto the image-based social media platform by Houghton and Widener libraries, Lamont staff launched their own Tumblr as a means to share collection highlights, events, staff picks, and research tips.“We hope the page will be of interest to anyone who enjoys everything the humanities has to offer,” said library assistant Caitlin Elwood, who initially joined forces with colleagues Lynn Ansaldo, Sue Gilroy and Lynn Sayers on the project to reach out to Harvard undergraduates, Lamont’s primary patron audience.Recent posts have highlighted the latest reads to be made available at Lamont — everything from Harvard history professor and University Librarian Robert Darnton’s new study of state censorship to the comical stories and witty insights gathered in humorist Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please. Anniversary posts remind Lamonsters of the birthdays of literary luminaries such as Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas and highlight related items in the library’s collection, such as rare recordings and unabridged journals that take the reader beyond the writers’ best known works.last_img read more

Financial services: When “nice” becomes “necessity”

first_img 189SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ron Daly Ron Daly is the president and CEO of Virtual StrongBox, a secure, end-to-end member engagement platform that can be integrated into various workflow processes to provide high-risk Enterprise IT firms … Web: Details Wouldn’t it be great to have a steady supply of Godiva chocolates anytime you want? How about Dom Perignon? Even better, season tickets to all your favorite teams’ games? Nice, but hardly necessities.When credit unions first offered “convenience” services, like remote deposit and electronic bill payment, they were seen as “nice to have” for members, but not something the credit union really had to offer. That’s changed. Retailers and service providers are expected to offer easy-to-use apps that consumers can access on their own tech devices anytime they want. In fact, 90% of the time Americans spend on their smartphones is for apps, according to Yahoo’s Flurry. Flurry saw it coming; three years ago, the analytics firm famously said, “It’s an App World. The Web Just Lives in It.”Looking at our industry, new research by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 46% of all U.S. adults have made payments via mobile apps – some 114 million people. In 2011 44% of cells were smartphones; today’s share is nearly double that. And the Fed’s report, Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2016, revealed that more than half the people who have smartphones used mobile banking in the last year.Discontent breeds innovationAs with most financial services, mobile banking is no longer a “delighter” – it’s an expected function, almost to the point of commoditization. That’s the normal curve when ideas turn into usable products and services. Thomas Edison said, “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” He went on to say anyone who is thoroughly satisfied is likely a failure. Strong words. But consider: If we can’t think of anything to change, we won’t try to make life better.I suspect many credit union executives are hesitant to upgrade their product offerings, not because they’re happy with the status quo but because of other priorities. New technologies that can bring cutting-edge services to their members are often met with, “yeah, it would be nice to have, but we’re in the middle of a big [fill in the blank], and this isn’t something we need right now.” I get it. Faced with all the other challenges on managers’ plates, who needs a self-inflicted wound? But what if your credit union hadn’t launched ATMs? How about online banking? Would your members have stuck around?Must-haves benefit everyoneCloud technology offers a good example of nice … and necessary. Financial institutions often worry about using resources to research and implement a cloud solution. But that’s short-sighted. While most can’t afford to deep-six their legacy systems, they could save considerable staff time – and hard dollars – by using secure cloud technology to connect their systems to consumers’ tech devices. The result: greater efficiencies, reduced costs and satisfied members, which translates into loyal members.Many credit unions also shy away from the cloud because of security concerns. It’s no wonder when you consider the growing number of data breaches, phishing scams and ransomware schemes. The truth is, the public cloud is scary, with data from people, companies and other organizations mixed together in one huge, risk-infested stew.Services like Virtual StrongBox’s secure customer engagement platform also illustrates “nice but needed” technology. When we launched our ultra-secure private storage solutions, many service providers considered it a sticky product – something that would be nice to offer consumers as an “extra,” but not that useful to the institution. That’s changing as high-security-risk enterprises are recognizing the power of a truly safe way to store and share documents with their customers.Initially, credit unions, banks and wealth-management firms began providing their members/customers their own, discrete virtual safe-deposit boxes in which to store vital personal papers … a nice service. But now these institutions – and even credit union regulators – are seeing the real value: “need to have” features such as patented, end-to-end encryption technology; secure file-exchange with permission-based document sharing; and private-cloud infrastructure that is SSAE16 SOC-compliant and includes redundant servers.Mobile apps and secure cloud technology are more than “nice to have” – they’re transforming every industry. In the same way, Virtual StrongBox’s Business Outsource Processing simplifies workflows while protecting sensitive company data – a “must-have” bridge uniting security and member convenience.Edison’s caution against becoming too content is a good reminder that, in large measure, loyalty depends on our ability to continue satisfying members’ needs … and wants. I remember folks in my parents’ generation being amused at Facebook and other social media, seeing it as passing fancy and time waster. I bet these same people are happy to use the technology now to keep up with the grandkids. Nice idea.last_img read more

Kieran Tierney sends message to Unai Emery about making his Premier League debut for Arsenal

first_imgGabriel Martinelli celebrates scoring his Arsenal’s first goal with Kieran Tierney (Getty Images)‘We know the ambitions and aims of the club and supporters, we are all in it together and I hope we can do that.‘We’ve got the potential, we’ve the ability.‘I’ve come here and the standard has been great for me to learn off.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s took me a few weeks to get up to standard and up to speed with the other boys.‘They are a world-class standard and so for me learning off them is brilliant.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Advertisement Kieran Tierney is waiting to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal (Getty Images)Kieran Tierney insists he is ready to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal after impressing in the 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday evening.The 22-year-old joined the Gunners from Celtic in the summer but his introduction to the team was delayed as he needed a double hernia operation in May.Tierney was handed his debut for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last week but was left out of the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Monday.Tierney returned to the squad for Thursday’s Europa League match and made a quick impact as he provided an excellent cross for Gabriel Martinelli’s goal in the 13th minute.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kieran Tierney sends message to Unai Emery about making his Premier League debut for Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 12:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Tierney impressed in the 4-0 win over Standard Liege (PA Wire)Arsenal face Bournemouth on Sunday and many Arsenal fans are hoping to see Tierney make his first appearance in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd when asked if he was ready after the match against Standard Liege, Tierney said: ‘I’m just doing my best every day.‘I work hard, if the manager trusts me then I’ll give 100 per cent.’Tierney is also confident that Arsenal can secure a top-four finish this season and return the club to the Champions League.‘I think the club is a massive club, they deserve to be in the Champions League,’ he said.last_img read more

Pope Francis wants ‘Church for poor’

first_img 45 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img FaithLifestyle Pope Francis wants ‘Church for poor’ by: – March 18, 2013 Tweet Pope FrancisPope Francis has said he wants “a poor Church, for the poor” following his election as head of the world’s 1.2bn Catholics on Wednesday. He said he chose the name Francis after 12-13th Century St Francis of Assisi, who represented “poverty and peace”.He urged journalists to get to know the Church with its “virtues and sins” and to share its focus on “truth, goodness and beauty”. Pope Francis takes over from Benedict XVI, who abdicated last month. The former Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was the surprise choice of cardinals meeting in Rome to choose a new head of the Church.In his first audience at the Vatican, he said Jesus Christ and not the Pope was the centre of the Church, which he stressed was “spiritual not political” in nature. He said the Holy Spirit had inspired the resignation of Benedict XVI and guided the cardinals choosing him as the next pontiff. The Pope said he had been inspired to take the name Francis by a Brazilian colleague who embraced him and whispered “don’t forget the poor” when it was announced that he had been elected Pope. He said he immediately thought of St Francis of Assisi, the Italian founder of the Franciscan Order who was devoted to the poor. As well as representing poverty and peace, he said St Francis “loved and looked after” creation – and he noted that humanity was “not having a good relationship with nature at the moment”.St Francis of Assisi is said to have loved animals as his “brothers and sisters” and even to have preached to birds. HumourThere had been speculation that Pope Francis – who was a member of the Jesuit order – had chosen his name in honour of St Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Jesuit missionary in Asia. But he said this was not the case. The new Pope’s style is very different to that of his predecessor, BBC Vatican correspondent David Willey says. He talks in simple, easy to understand terms about ethical values and shows a remarkable sense of humour, our correspondent says. Earlier, the Vatican said Pope Francis would visit his predecessor Pope emeritus Benedict next week. Pope Benedict, 85, became the first Pope in 600 years to abdicate last month when he said old age and health meant he could no longer continue in the job. BBC Newslast_img read more

1982 Brazil team reunite to help fight COVID-19

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Members of Brazil’s 1982 World Cup squad have reunited to ask their compatriots to work together and donate money to help the country’s overcrowded slums avoid the worst ravages of the coronavirus. In an initiative led by Paulo Roberto Falcao, 19 players, including Zico, Junior and Leandro, recorded a video message appealing for donations. “The 1982 Brazil team was known for its creativity, union and collective work ethic,” Falcao said, adding: “Now we are springing into action for Brazil again.” The former AS Roma and Internacional midfielder said 2.6 million reais ($500,000) has been raised in less than a week. His appeal is the latest in a series of efforts by leading current and former Brazilian footballers to help the South American nation cope with the effects of COVID-19. More than 900 Brazilians have died from the virus, but doctors fear the death toll could rise exponentially if it gets a foothold in the densely populated favelas that dot most Brazilian cities. The Brazil team at the 1982 World Cup in Spain is widely held to be one of the greatest sides never to win the tournament. After beating the Soviet Union, Scotland, New Zealand and Argentina, Brazil needed a draw against Italy to move into the semi-finals. However, a hat-trick from Paolo Rossi gave Italy a 3-2 win and helped them on the way to the final, where they defeated West Germany. All the Brazil team except Socrates, goalkeeper Waldir Peres and midfielder Batista are still alive and contributed a video for Falcao’s initiative. Reuters/NAN.Tags: 1982 Brazil World CupAS RomaCOVID-19Paulo Roberto Falcaolast_img read more

Morrison bailed in ‘assaults’ case

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been freed after a judge granted him bail following a private court hearing. He was refused bail by District Judge James Prowse at his first court appearance at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and spent the weekend in custody. On Monday Judge Michael Henshall granted Morrison bail. An application by the Press Association to allow the press and public into court for the hearing was rejected by the judge and the hearing went ahead in private. Morrison was given bail but his bail conditions were not given by the court following a request from the press. Despite being touted as a bright prospect at Old Trafford, Morrison only appeared in the League Cup before former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sold him to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce took him to Upton Park but he was soon shipped out to Birmingham and QPR on loan. Morrison is next due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The 21-year-old was in custody and not present at Manchester Crown Court to hear the bail application made by his lawyers. Former Manchester United midfielder Morrison is accused of two counts of common assault on his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor, 19 and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of last Sunday morning. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Costa omitted from Spain squad

first_img The striker’s fitness has been one of the talking points of the season – the problematic hamstrings he had at Atletico Madrid still hampering him – and last month club boss Jose Mourinho said he thought his troubles were coming because of his work with Spain. When asked if he thought Costa was now fit, he said “but he still has to play for the national team in November!” suggesting more trouble could lie ahead. Press Association But Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has overlooked the 25-year-old for next week’s fixtures – news which is sure to please Mourinho. “Costa has some annoyances,” Del Bosque said when announcing his squad through the Spanish national team’s official website. He added, suggesting there were no underlying problems: “He is the first who is willing to be with us. “Our idea is that all 23 players come to be useful.” Costa’s Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas is included in the squad, with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla the other English-based players. Spain face Belarus next Saturday, sitting unusually off the top in qualifying group C after defeat to leaders Slovakia. They then face the side which this summer took their world crown, Germany, in a friendly on Tuesday. Spain squad: Casillas, De Gea, Casilla, Juanfran, Azpilicueta, Ramos, Pique, Albiol, Bartra, Alba, Bernat, Busquets, Camacho, Koke, Cazorla, Fabregas, Callejon, Nolito, Morata, Alcacer, Pedro, Raul Garcia, Isco. center_img Chelsea’s Diego Costa has been left out of Spain’s squad for their forthcoming fixtures with Belarus and Germany.last_img read more