Press Corporation Limited ( 2008 Abridged Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Press Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (  2008 abridged results.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hurricane Matthew battering Caribbean, heading for Florida

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Women sit at the entrance of a house damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti. Photo: REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares[Episcopal News Service] Hurricane Matthew continued to churn north through the Caribbean on Oct. 5, slamming the Bahamas after battering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba the day before with torrential rain and 140-mile per-hour winds.At least 11 people have died in the storm, according to the Associated Press. The death toll is likely to increase. Homes, livestock and farm fields have also been lost.The hurricane caused the collapse of a major bridge, cutting off the only road linking the capital of Port-au-Prince to the southern Haiti peninsula where Matthew first made landfall. The Washington Post reported that aid teams are struggling to reach the area.Episcopal Relief & Development said it has been in contact with several of its partners in the path of the storm. “Following the storm’s impact, local churches are likely to aid in assessing damage, confirming the safety of members and others in their communities and using available facilities and resources to respond to immediate needs,” the organization said.Sikhumbuzo Vundla, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s chief of operations, said Oct. 4 after the brunt of the storm had passed that damage assessment would begin in earnest Oct. 5. Initial reports indicate that all the clergy of the diocese and their families survived. Bishop Jean-Zaché Duracin and his family were safe and sheltering at home, he said.The southern coastal town of Les Cayes is reported to be devastated. A resident told CBS News that “it’s like a bulldozer just passed by.” The diocese’s Bishop Tharp Institute of Business and Technology is located in Les Cayes.The diocese’s Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Léogâne nursing school in Léogâne (about 18.5 miles outside of Port-au-Prince) did not sustain damage from Matthew, according to postings on its Facebook page. Students, faculty, and staff stayed on campus as the storm passed and no one was injured.“Many people in Léogâne lost the roof of their house and the streets are flooded,” one post said near mid-day EDT on Oct. 5. “It is still raining there, but the winds have subsided some.”Evens Joicin, the school’s clinical supervisor, had to evacuate to a friend’s home Oct. 4, along with his wife and children, because their home collapsed.Two Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps members, Elijah Lewis from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and Mitch Honan from the Diocese of Connecticut, are safe. Both are stationed the St. Barnabas Agricultural Center in Cap Haitien in the northern part of Haiti. Matthew went past the area but caused far less damage.Many streets in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince flooded as the hurricane passed by. Photo: MINUSTAH via FacebookMany Episcopal Church dioceses, congregations and members have formal partnerships and informal relationships with Episcopal churches and institutions in Haiti, and they have been trying, sometimes in vain, to contact their partners.“Sadly, we still have no word from our partners who are in Petit Trou de Nippes,” Colorado Haiti Project Executive Director Jackie Martin said Oct. 5 on the group’s Facebook page. “We cannot imagine all that has been lost in this place we love, we continue to pray for the protection and security of our friends and partners.”The local NBC television affiliate broadcast a story Oct. 4 about Matthew’s landfall near Petit Trou de Nippes and the group’s work there.The long-time Colorado partnership recently received a $64,000 United Thank Offering grant to create “opportunities for eco-friendly and healthy livelihoods” through St. Paul’s School in Petit Trou de Nippes.Representatives of another long-term outreach ministry, this one between the Diocese of Milwaukee’s Haiti Project and partners in Jeannette, Haiti, an agricultural village on the southern peninsula, are also keeping track of their partners. A Facebook post late Oct. 4 reported that the Rev. Jean Lenord Quatorze, priest-in-charge at St. Marc’s Episcopal Church, he had not yet been able to make a full assessment of damage.“The first need is getting food from the market because gardens have been wiped out and 50 people are currently staying at the school because their homes were destroyed,” the post said.In Port-au-Prince, the Rev. Frantz “Fanfan” Cole, director of the diocese’s St. Vincent Center for Handicapped Children, said Oct. 5 that the school, which will be closed until Oct. 10, and the clinic and brace shop suffered minor damage. The center’s 30 permanent residents were all safe and uninjured, he said.The fate of the more than 250 students who regularly come to the center is unknown. “The center’s staff and faculty members are reporting missing family members and there is widespread nervousness about the possibility of another storm, even if it only proves to be a rain event,” he said. “Authorities are advising people to expect an increase in cholera and other water-borne illnesses.”Hurricane Matthew made landfall as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm near the Haitian town of Les Anglais on the country’s southern Tiburon Peninsula about 7 a.m. EDT Oct. 4, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm then churned across the peninsula and the eye of the storm had moved out over the open water of the Gulf of Gonave, west of Port-au-Prince, four hours later. Later in the day, the eye moved over the Windward Passage and eastern Cuba.Matthew dealt a crippling blow to Haiti, a country still trying to recover from the devastation wrought by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January 2010. The U.N. deputy special representative for Haiti, Mourad Wahba, called Matthew “the largest humanitarian event” in Haiti since the earthquake and said that “much of the population” has already been displaced.The storm, now a Category 3 hurricane, began hitting the Bahamas on Oct. 5, according to forecasters. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Matthew is expected to remain at Category 3 or stronger while it moves through the Bahamas and approaches the east coast of Florida by the evening of Oct. 6. Forecasters also predict Matthew will turn northeastward off Jacksonville, Florida, during the early morning of Oct. 8 and continue to track out to sea.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Hurricane Matthew Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 5, 2016 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Hurricane Matthew battering Caribbean, heading for Florida Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

TJ Perenara gets injured then makes courageous tackle

first_imgThursday Jul 4, 2013 TJ Perenara gets injured then makes courageous tackle Hurricanes scrumhalf TJ Perenara scored a try as part of a losing effort against the Chiefs, but one of the more memorable moments of the game came a few minutes later, as he showed great courage to make a tackle despite receiving a nasty knock. The battle of the number nines, between Perenara and Chiefs counterpart Tawera Kerr-Barlow, was tipped as one to watch in terms of who could impress and push for higher honours.While Perenara did score a try, he made a few errors too so perhaps didn’t put in the performance he’d hoped for, with the Rugby Championship coming up for the All Blacks.Ironically it was Kerr-Barlow that was involved in the injury he suffered, albeit unintentionally.His legs swung around as he made a tackle on Julian Savea, catching Perenara who getting in position to clear the ball. He dropped immediately and it looked quite painful, but when the turnover occurred, he made a courageous effort to get up and not only chase back half way across the field, but make an important tackle.He ran it off for a while but was later replaced so they could treat the ankle with an icepack.Yes, some cynics may say that the story would have been better if the injury was more severe, but thankfully it wasn’t, and regardless of the long term seriousness, it was brilliant to see that level of dedication in the moment, and it was one of our highlights of the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos

first_img 2013 Photographs:  Marcelo Kahn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcelo Kahn+ 25 Share Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Butanta House / Lab ArquitetosSave this projectSaveButanta House / Lab Arquitetos “COPY” “COPY” Area:  470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Year:  Houses Photographs Architects: Lab Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Celite, Deca, SuvinilSave this picture!© Marcelo KahnRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s. The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of  pergolas, balconies and wide windows.Save this picture!© Marcelo KahnSearching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms. The original laundry area gave place to a living area with an open garden and grill area, both with view to the refurbished swiming pool.Save this picture!© Marcelo KahnSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marcelo KahnThe fence and low walls were removed so all rooms could be integrated, giving place to a exuberante landscape.Save this picture!© Marcelo KahnSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marcelo KahnThe lower plan was expanded, conecting the living room and balcony area through the pergola area. Made of corten steel , the pergola has it´s structure apparent and also sustains the upper floor new balcony. One of the greatests urprises during construction was the chance to leave the existing roof structure apparent, requiring only some repair and maintenance in some points and a new painting finish.Save this picture!© Marcelo KahnProject gallerySee allShow less20 Gadgets That Any Architect Would WantArchitecture NewsRotem Guy Workshop Designs Urban Club for SoldiersArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeLab ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on August 13, 2016Cite: “Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos” 13 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Butanta House / Lab Arquitetoslast_img read more

House in Charbonnières-les-Bains / Atelier Didier Dalmas

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses Manufacturers: Technal, ROCAMAT, BIOMETAL, JAYMOT Products translation missing: Save this picture!© Jérôme Ricolleau+ 20 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 House in Charbonnières-les-Bains / Atelier Didier DalmasSave this projectSaveHouse in Charbonnières-les-Bains / Atelier Didier Dalmas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”center_img Other Participants:Agibat, Nicolas, Atelier.annegardoniArchitect In Charge:Didier DalmasCity:Charbonnières-les-BainsCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauText description provided by the architects. Built on a ground with strong slope, the building takes advantage of the site by working on two levels.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauIndeed, on a low level a garage and a studio take place. We can also find all the technical elements necessary for the efficiency of the house. The accesses to these spaces are completely hide since the outside, by dint of the rigor of the drawing.Save this picture!Long SectionAbove the low level in lacquered aluminium, the main level is as “posed”. As if it placed naturally on it on one side and on the ground of other one, so catching up the slope. Its decline in cantilever on the east façade not only allows the living room to open up existing vegetation but also to cover the entrance and access to the garage.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauAll the rooms of the house have natural light. Even the corridor, which is in the heart of the house, can enjoy natural light. Firstly, it is lighted by its roof window and secondly, by the glazed upper part of the thick wooden wall separating the rooms.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauThe entire house has been realized in reinforced concrete combined with external insulation. The main cladding is in Anstrude stone. Its bright colour contrasts with the dark grey lacquered aluminium that is at the bottom.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauSave this picture!1st LevelSave this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauInside, two pure materials meet. On the one hand raw concrete, the other of wood panels called “Tilly”. These are oak panels in the careful and delicate appearance that fit berries, hide a fireplace, and draw an office according to their precise pattern layout.Product Description. The building is characterized by the purity of the materials that are used. The thin lacquered aluminium carpentry on the south facade contrast with the parapet. This one has an important overhang and its facing in stone of Anstrude, aims to be massive. From the entrance (East elevation), the facing turns around in facade and becoming a guardrail.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauProject gallerySee allShow lessOpinion: Why Our Cities Need Less Jane JacobsArticles109 Architectes Proposes Beirut Museum Design Based on “The Little Prince” BookArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  House in Charbonnières-les-Bains / Atelier Didier Dalmas CopyAbout this officeAtelier Didier DalmasOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCharbonnières-les-BainsFrancePublished on October 20, 2016Cite: “House in Charbonnières-les-Bains / Atelier Didier Dalmas” 20 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Atelier Didier Dalmas Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Charbonnières-les-Bains, France Francelast_img read more

Journalists booted from Marjorie Taylor Greene town hall

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter ATLANTA (AP) — Two journalists were kicked out of a public town hall event and threatened with arrest for trying to ask a question of Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has come under heavy criticism for supporting social media posts that advocated violence against Democratic officials. The journalists from WRCB-TV were invited to attend the Wednesday event in Dalton, Georgia, and were given credentials for it, Callie Starnes, WRCB-TV’s news director, told The Associated Press. “Once we arrived we were told we were not allowed to speak to guests or the congresswoman,” the reporter, Meredith Aldis, said on the station’s broadcast Wednesday night. In a video posted online by the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based news station, the reporter can be heard starting to ask Greene a question when the congresswoman stops her and says, “I’m talking to my constituents.” A staffer from Greene’s office then approaches the reporter and tells her to leave, before he calls over a sheriff’s deputy. The deputy accuses the reporter of “criminally trespassing” and says: “If you don’t leave you’re going to go to jail.” Starnes said Aldis was asking Greene about her social media posts and calls for her to be expelled from Congress because of them. The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment and directed questions to Greene’s office. Nick Dyer, a spokesman for Greene, said in an email: “This was a town hall for constituents. Not a press conference. Every attendee (besides media) was allowed to ask a question and Congresswoman Greene answered every question.” Greene, who was sworn in to office earlier this month, represents northwest Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Throughout her campaign last year, she sought to tightly control news media coverage, often not allowing certain news organizations to attend events and giving interviews only sparingly. A die-hard supporter of former President Donald Trump, Greene has a long history of incendiary social media posts — including ones in which she expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories, which focus on the debunked belief that top Democrats are involved in child sex trafficking, Satan worship and cannibalism. Most of her pronouncements were reported publicly before she won her Republican primary in August and the general election in November. Greene has also spread false claims about the integrity of November’s presidential election — repeating Trump’s baseless allegations of fraud — and railed against public health requirements implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus. And in social media posts reported by Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, Greene pushed conspiracy theories or “liked” posts that challenged the veracity of mass shootings at schools in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida. A report from CNN published earlier this week surfaced social media activity where Greene showed support for Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats and the FBI, including posts that called for the death of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama. Greene tweeted a response, saying: “Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views.” That’s led to another round of strong condemnation from Democrats and even some fellow Republicans. Pelosi excoriated House Republican leaders Thursday for appointing Greene to the chamber’s education committee, saying that Greene had “mocked the killing of little children,” a reference to the shooting at a Newtown elementary school. A spokesman for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement to Axios that the posts were “deeply disturbing” and said McCarthy would “have a conversation” with Greene about them. TAGS  Journalists booted from Marjorie Taylor Greene town hall Previous articleVirus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st timeNext articleMichigan debates lifting ban on high school contact sports Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Pelites of the Glen Urquhart serpentinite–metamorphic complex, west of Loch Ness (Anomalous local limestone–pelite successions within the Moine outcrop: III)

first_imgThe c. 6 km2 complex comprises graphitic/pyritic, mainly kyanite-rich pelites, interbanded with metalimestones and invaded by foliated serpentinites. It is enveloped by typically Moinian psammites, semipelites and pelites. Previously regarded as a Lewisian inlier, or as integral to the Moine succession, or as a transitional Moinian–Dalradian or Dalradian–Durness Limestone facies, its allochthonous status is in fact suggested by (1) its singular lithology; (2) its unique association with a large serpentinite; (3) associated sharp and local gravity and magnetic anomalies; (4) a blastomylonitic slide zone separating the complex from its Moine envelope; (5) local and regional petrological differences between pelites of the complex and Moine succession. A previous model, in which muscovite-rich Moine pelites developed by K-metasomatism (‘granitisation’) of kyanite-schists within the complex, via (a) shimmerisation (conversion of kyanite to shimmer aggregate); and (b) coarsening of shimmer aggregate to muscovite, is ruled out by new whole-rock and microprobe data. These suggest shimmerisation was a near-isochemical, small-scale redistribution of alkalis and water [approximately kyanite + biotite + quartz + water = muscovite (shimmer aggregate) + chlorite], and show large compositional differences between shimmer aggregates and coarse muscovites. Rb–Sr isotopic data imply Late Caledonian (c. 459 Ma) metamorphism in the complex, but also imply a significant earlier history for the kyanite-schists. Overall, data not merely invalidate a Glen Urquhart ‘Lewisian inlier’, but also as yet preclude correlation of the complex with the Moine or Dalradian. It is attributed in the interim to a separate lithotectonic unit, the ‘Albynian’, which may lie between (or be diachronous with) some part of the Moinian or Dalradian successions.last_img read more

Taxonomy of the fungus commonly known as Stropharia aurantiaca, with new combinations in Leratiomyces

first_imgThe taxonomy and nomenclature of the fungus commonly referred to as Stropharia aurantiaca was investigated. Molecular analysis of the ribosomal RNA large subunit gene confirmed the exclusion of the species from Stropharia. The results from further molecular and morphological comparison with type species indicated that ‘S. aurantiaca’ is congeneric with a number of other taxa currently placed in Leratiomyces, Stropharia and Weraroa. These taxa are transferred to Leratiomyces and an emended diagnosis and brief discussion of this genus are provided.last_img

UK: Rolls-Royce, MoD Sign USD 1 Billion Contract

first_img View post tag: Naval UK: Rolls-Royce, MoD Sign USD 1 Billion Contract Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a contract worth in excess of £1billion with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver reactor cores for the UK’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet.This contract includes regeneration of the current Rolls-Royce submarine reactor core manufacturing facility in Derby. The Group will introduce the latest technology and manufacturing techniques to deliver increased efficiencies committed by the MoD and industry as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.Jason Smith, Rolls-Royce President Submarines and Chief Operating Officer – Nuclear said: “This is excellent news that demonstrates the high level of trust the MoD has in both our technology and the expertise of our highly skilled workforce. This new facility will deploy advanced manufacturing techniques to enhance our world leading nuclear manufacturing capability.”Under this contract Rolls-Royce will continue to maintain and operate its existing reactor core manufacturing facility in Derby, UK. In parallel the Group will complete a phased rebuild to provide a leading-edge manufacturing facility with the highest standards of safety to support future MoD programme needs.Rolls-Royce is the UK’s lead company, on behalf of the MoD, in nuclear submarine reactor systems and support services; incorporating design, manufacture, procurement and operation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 18, 2012; Image: Rolls-Royce View post tag: contract Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: billion June 18, 2012 View post tag: MoDcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Rolls-Royce, MoD Sign USD 1 Billion Contract View post tag: sign View post tag: Navy View post tag: Rolls-Royce View post tag: 1 View post tag: USD Share this articlelast_img read more

Oxford SU given award for work on democracy

first_imgThe creation of Projects, which enable students to deliver real change in a number of individual areas, also impressed the assessors. The Quality Assessment Team decided to give the Oxford SU with a ‘good’ Quality Students’ Union and an award for their work over the past year, especially their “ground breaking work on Democracy”. Ryan Bird, CEO, at Oxford SU said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved so far this year, with the support of the SU staff team, students and volunteers. I am grateful for their continued hard work. The SU has built a reputation of providing strong services to our students and is committed to ensuring all students have a voice on issues that matter to them.” The Awards are an annual celebration of the work which Union’s undertake each day. “We will continue to strive to reach and engage more students in our life-changing work, from campaigning on access to education to improving access to libraries for students with disabilities to helping tackle climate change.” A representative from the National Union of Students (NUS) and an independent assessor visited the Oxford to review twelve elements of the SU, including leadership, engagement, and government. Student Projects allow students to start their own projects which matter to them. The SU helps students to kick start their projects by piecing together a project proposal document with a budget and plan. Support from the Student Engagement staff team continues throughout the process. Meeting with Oxford SU staff, University Staff, and students, the panel was impressed by the work on Student Council, and the clear and easy Governance. The Oxford Student Union has been awarded an NUS Quality Student Award following a two-day assessment.last_img read more