BATTERSEA REDEVELOPMENT GETS OKAY

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 22 December 2010 7:43 pm Show Comments ▼ BATTERSEA REDEVELOPMENT GETS OKAY Tags: NULL MAYOR of London Boris Johnson gave the go-ahead yesterday for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and its surrounding area. The new scheme is part of a wider £5.5bn development that involves an extension to the Northern Line and the construction of thousands of homes, plus retail and office space. The proposal will now go before the secretary of state for communities and local government. KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Serie A Live: Ibrahimovic magic continues, AC Milan beats Sassuolo

first_img2Inter Milan343872 Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the first half to give AC Milan a 2-1 win at 10-man Sassuolo on Tuesday as it remained unbeaten since the restart of the season and guaranteed a place in the Europa League.The 38-year-old Swede got in front of his marker to head in from Hakan Calhanoglu’s cross in the 19th minute and latched on to a through ball before rounding Andrea Consigli to add the second in first-half injury time. 6Napoli341056 PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India 1Juventus343680 Football Previous articleIPL 2020 : Cricket Australia & Australian players dilemma, IPL 2020 or Sheffield Shied ?Next articlePremier League Live: Aston Villa stuns Arsenal, Manchester City thrashes Watford 4-0 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Sport News 3Atlanta345071 7AC Milan341056 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoIn between, Francesco Caputo equalised from a penalty for Sassuolo, who had Mehdi Bourabia sent off in first-half stoppage time.Milan moved up to fifth with 59 points, enough to guarantee them at least a place in the Europa League qualifying rounds next season.Serie A Live : Atalanta reaches scoring milestone in Bologna winAtalanta took its Serie A tally to 95 goals, the highest by any side in a single season for more than 60 years, when it beat Bologna 1-0 on Tuesday.Halftime substitute Luis Muriel scored the only goal in the 62nd minute to extend Atalanta’s unbeaten run in Serie A to 15 games and take the side second on 74 points with three matches left.However, it is six behind leader Juventus, which has a game in hand and is poised to claim the title. Inter Milan, which hosts Fiorentina on Wednesday, is third with 72.The previous side to score 95 goals was Fiorentina in 1958/59 while Atalanta is still well short of Torino’s all-time record of 125 set in 1947/48. TAGSAC Milan vs Sassuolo ResultsSerie A LIVESerie A live streaming Sony LIVSerie A points tableZlatan Ibrahimovic goals SHARE Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title 4Lazio343269 PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO ATP Tour Serie A latest points table By Kunal Dhyani – July 22, 2020 5Roma341758 Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SportSport News Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Serie A Live: Ibrahimovic magic continues, AC Milan beats Sassuolo 8Sassuolo34548 TeamPGDPts ATP Tour Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports News Esports Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales begin second half in hope of equalizer; Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News Facebook Twitter Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion last_img read more

ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

UNCSW meeting postponed due to public health concerns over coronavirus

first_img Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC UNCSW 2020 Health & Healthcare, Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Back to Press Releases In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [March 4, 2020] The 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 64) meeting in New York City, originally scheduled for March 9 to March 20, has been amended by member states at the suggestion of the UN Secretary General and Chair of CSW64, in light of public health concerns related to the COVID-19 (the coronavirus).On Monday, March 2, the Commission decided that the 64th session of the Commission will convene on March 9 at 10:00 am for a procedural meeting. The meeting will include opening statements, followed by the adoption of the draft Political Declaration and action on any other draft resolutions. The session will then suspend until further notification. No general debate will take place and all side events planned by Member States and the UN system in conjunction with CSW64 will be cancelled.Representatives of member states and civil society not already in New York on March 2 who were planning to travel to New York have been urged by the UN to not attend. Members of the Presiding Bishop’s Episcopal Church delegation and the Anglican Communion delegation were informed of this change on March 2 and, out of concern for their health, urged to remain at home. Conversations continue regarding plans to bring the Presiding Bishop’s delegation and other Anglican and Episcopal participants together for the rescheduled UNCSW 64 meeting, and to continue the work of understanding the importance of the Beijing +25 planned celebration for women and girls, in the world and within our Church.The planned UNCSW 64 Opening Eucharist is postponed, but the regular midday Eucharist is still scheduled for 12:10 pm in The Episcopal Church’s chapel at 815 Second Avenue. The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, assistant bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, will preach. Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations said, “The Eucharist will be a moment to gather in lament, solidarity, and hope, to honor those who were expected to be present but cannot come at this time, and to wait in hope until we can fully celebrate all that has been achieved for women and girls over the past 25 years under the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and to reflect on all that remains to be done.”At this time, we call upon Episcopalians to join us in these activities that can be done now from home or in your local communities:Read the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which was passed by UN member states at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 and affirmed by The Episcopal Church. This is the foundational document for understanding and lifting up the human rights of women and girls and the reason for this year’s 25th anniversary celebration. Talk about Beijing within your local circles.On Thursday, March 5th, and every Thursday, join in the ecumenical #ThursdaysInBlack campaign to end gender-based violence. Take a picture of yourself (and perhaps a local group) dressed in black and post to social media using the #ThursdaysInBlack hashtag. Share with fellow Episcopalians by adding #EpiscopalCSW and #EpiscopalUN.On Friday, March 6th, follow UN Women’s celebrations for International Women’s Dayonline, educate yourselves on the status of women and girls via the resources on the link and celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th in your local community.On Sunday, March 8th, International Women’s Day, add prayers for women and girls to the Prayers of the People in your parishes.On Monday, March 9th, watch the one-day UNCSW 64 procedural meeting that will take place at UN headquarters and will be livestreamed on webtv.un.org. Read the Political Declaration that is to be adopted on UN Women’s UNCSW 64 page.On Monday, March 9th, join Episcopalians in prayer at noon (in your local time zone) by praying the Beijing Noonday Prayer that was written for and prayed during the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing China in 1995. The prayer was co-written by Episcopalians and other people of faith and has been updated in anticipation of ongoing prayers during UNCSW 64. By praying this prayer at noon in each of our time zones, we pray not only for those who will be gathering on March 9th at the UNCSW 64 procedural meeting, and who were meant to be gathering, but we also join in a tradition born during the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995:Beijing Noonday Prayer [updated for Beijing +25] Dear God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, we pray for all who gathered in Beijing and for all those attending and supporting the sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women Meeting. Bless them. Help us to see one another through eyes enlightened by understanding and compassion.Release us from prejudice so we can receive the stories of our sisters and brothers with respect and attention.Open our ears to the cries of a suffering world and the healing melodies of peace.Empower us to be instruments in bringing about Your justice, peace and equality everywhere.An annual gathering of women and girls, men and boys from The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, UNCSW 64 represents for many over a year’s worth of intensive work and plans. Please pray for all those who are affected, the Presiding Bishop’s Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion delegations, speakers, organizers, UN officials, public health advisors and most especially for all those affected by the coronavirus around the world. The work to empower women and girls will continue.For updated information, please visit The Episcopal Church’s UNCSW webpage or contact [email protected] UNCSW 64 at #CSW64 (official UN hashtag), #Beijing25, #GenerationEquality, #EpiscopalUN (all things Episcopal Church and the UN) and #EpiscopalCSWThe Episcopal Church’s UNCSW webpageUNCSW 64UN WomenThe Episcopal Church and the United NationsAnglican Communion Representation at the United Nations Anglican Communion at the UN on Twitter: @AnglicanUNGlobal PartnershipsThe Episcopal Church Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel COVID-19, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA UNCSW, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 5, 2020 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY UNCSW meeting postponed due to public health concerns over coronavirus Procedural meeting to take place March 9, 2020last_img read more

Hawthorn House / AM Architecture

first_img Hawthorn House / AM Architecture “COPY” Year:  2012 ArchDaily 2012 Architects: AM Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Hawthorn House / AM ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHawthorn House / AM ArchitectureSave this picture!© Dianna SnapeHouses•Australia photographs:  Dianna SnapePhotographs:  Dianna Snape  Builder: “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeThe original two storey mass is opened up to the garden with a new glazing line at ground level, amd the first floor is conceptualised as box clad in timber on its underside, and hovering over a continuous ground plane. Externally new elements include a new balcony and vine covered entertaining area. The pergola sits over a timber deck and cantilevers over the pool to create a swimming-hole-like lagoon, where at the edges of the deck one might sit with their legs in the water under dappled shade to escape the summer heat. Water surrounds the deck, catching reflections and adding to the sensory experience. Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeThe theme of this green space and language of the pergola is drawn from the first floor balcony, which enables the kid’s bedrooms and entertaining rooms to open up and appreciate the garden and northerly aspect. The balcony is formed as a vine covered truss which enables clear span of the opening below. The pergola utilises the same diagonals as the truss which brace the structure and form an almost floral motif at the column junctions. Overall the new components express their structural function in a formal and almost decorative manner creating a modern continuity with the idea of Victorian decoration.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSchandy House / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSelected ProjectsHow Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM’s Computers to a HaltArchitecture News Share Photographs + 22 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/402414/hawthorn-house-am-architecture Clipboard CopyGraduate Architect:Simon Goddard, Antry Lau, Elspeth SimmsConsultants:Stress Consulting EngineersProject Director:Andrew MelliosCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dianna SnapeRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The starting point was a unique and dignified building which had been left fragmented and incomplete by an series of renovations. What remained was a short lived experience of the original heritage building which bled into a characterless modern extension. The intention was two-fold, firstly to lengthen and consolidate the experience of the original building by extending the formal corridor to a third bay, and restoring the original ceiling height and heritage detail throughout. Secondly to delineate the modern part with a clear threshold and create a new architecture that would transform the existing generic extension and become the soul of the new indoor and outdoor living areas. Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeOnce through the formal corridor, the transition into the modern part of the building is marked by a flood of light and the openness of a new kitchen/ dining/ living area. The kitchen begins as a white marble slab sitting on a heavy timber table and holds the gas cook-top. The dining table continues unbroken from beneath the marble into the dining area, running for approximately 7.5 metres, and creating an elegant formality. This replaces the gesture of the formal dining table seating a generous 15 people. At one end the kitchen leads into a prep kitchen and larder and at the dining end the kitchen bench drops lower, and becomes a cushioned seat running parallel to the dining table to accommodate a revolving conversation at dinner parties. Finally the table leads to doubles doors opening onto a north facing garden. This arrangement, stylistically and practically brings the kitchen, meals, dining and living together in a gesture of informal and communal gathering, as one might experience in a farmhouse kitchen.The marble plinth continues in each of the wet areas celebrating the daily rituals of cooking, cleaning and washing and creating associations with the Victorian through this age old material. Black steel creates a reference to the steel detail prevalent in the Victorian era, and various other parts of the new language are dropped into the heritage interior to bind the two distinct parts together. CopyAbout this officeAM ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on July 19, 2013Cite: “Hawthorn House / AM Architecture” 19 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/402414/hawthorn-house-am-architecture Clipboard Habitat Construction and Developments Australialast_img read more

Matrix-Data and Prospecting for Gold launch private wealth intelligence database

first_imgIan Beaumont, Managing Director of Matrix-Data Ltd, said: “Matrix-Data have for many years specialised in collecting and aggregating stock market transactions, with specific focus on wealth accumulation and tax benefits taken by investors. With our information merged with Prospecting for Gold’s specialist research data, we have created the most thorough, factual and dependable resource to discover hidden wealth within charities’… supporter files and help them prospect for more.“Today the database holds a raft of information and intelligence and is growing by some 800 millionaires per month.”The MID-AS system is also available online by subscription. MID-AS Online allows you to upload your own data and variables to enrich the analysis generated. By using profiling tools which include online analytical processing (OLAP), cube and Venn diagrams, decision trees, graphs and maps, users’ final view of results can be tailored to their needs. Howard Lake | 24 August 2006 | News Matrix-Data, the specialists in wealth information, and fundraising research specialists Prospecting for Gold have partnered to launch MID-AS, “the UK’s largest factual private wealth intelligence database.”The MID-AS database has been developed from public domain information on 250,000 High Net Worth and wealthy people and contains researched factual information on people typically worth not less than £1 million (excluding property).Each record holds at least 12 primary attributes, which include details on wealth bands and profiles (from £1 million to over £50 million); investment types, histories and profiles (portfolios, propensities and patterns); directors and business information (spheres of influence); philanthropic and charitable propensity; and socio- and geo-demographic details. Advertisement Matrix-Data and Prospecting for Gold launch private wealth intelligence database Tagged with: Prospect research Technologycenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

BAE invests in top-flight course for HR specialists

first_img Previous Article Next Article BAE has entered its top HR professionals on a strategic leadership programmeto create a high-level division of HR ‘business partners’. The aerospace and electronics giant outsourced its transactional HR functionin a £800m, 10-year deal with Xchanging in 2001, leaving 220 HR specialists todrive the company’s policies and strategy. BAE’s HR director for resourcing and development, John Whelan, said 70 ofthe company’s ‘top 100’ senior HR specialists are undergoing a University ofMichigan (UoM) programme to develop strategic skills and knowledge. BAE decided on the US offering because UK business schools could not providewhat it needed. US business schools are more “about delivering for yourbusiness”, Whelan said. Participants in the six-month programme – which include HR directors of thecompany’s business units – were assessed before being accepted for the£10,000-a-student course, which is run by UoM-based Global Consulting Alliance.Kevin Green, managing director of Qtab, which is working with BAE on theassessment process, said the programme would include capability planning andculture management. It will also teach participants consulting skills and business strategy todrive the company’s HR leaders toward playing “very different roles in thefuture”, said Green. Whelan ultimately sees little crossover ahead between the transactional andbusiness partner branches of HR serving the company. “We sort of debate that. There may not be comparable skills. I don’tsee a great link-up,” he added. By DeeDee Doke Comments are closed. BAE invests in top-flight course for HR specialistsOn 18 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

How well do we know the Antarctic marine fauna? A preliminary study of macroecological and biogeographical patterns in Southern Ocean gastropod and bivalve molluscs

first_imgThe aim of this study was to use data for gastropod and bivalve molluscs to determine whether the fauna of the Southern Ocean is sufficiently well known to establish robust biogeographical and macroecological patterns. We chose molluscs for this work because they have been collected by almost every biological expedition to Antarctica, and are relatively well known taxonomically. Sampling of the continental shelf fauna is reasonably full and extensive, although new species are still being described and there are significant gaps in sampling off Wilkes Land and in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas. Species richness was highest in those areas that have been subject to the most intense research activity and this pattern remained even after correction for sampling intensity. The low species richness of the Southern Ocean molluscan fauna compared with many tropical sites is confirmed, and is related principally to the absence of the large number of rare taxa that characterize some tropical assemblages. There is as yet no convincing evidence for a latitudinal cline in molluscan diversity within the Southern Ocean. Multivariate analyses defined biogeographical provinces very similar to those established previously, though they also identified a number of finer-scale sub-provinces including a small area of high diversity off Enderby Land. Most Southern Ocean gastropods and bivalves are rare, with limited distributions; relatively few taxa have circumpolar distributions.last_img read more

Growth, dynamics and deglaciation of the last British-Irish ice sheet: the deep-sea ice-rafted detritus record

first_imgThe evolution and dynamics of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet (BIIS) have hitherto largely been reconstructed from onshore and shallow marine glacial geological and geomorphological data. This reconstruction has been problematic because these sequences and data are spatially and temporally incomplete and fragmentary. In order to enhance BIIS reconstruction, we present a compilation of new and previously published ice-rafted detritus (IRD) flux and concentration data from high-resolution sediment cores recovered from the NE Atlantic deep-sea continental slope adjacent to the last BIIS. These cores are situated adjacent to the full latitudinal extent of the last BIIS and cover Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 2 and 3. Age models are based on radiocarbon dating and graphical tuning of abundances of the polar planktonic foraminifera Neogloboquadrina pachyderma sinistral (% Nps) to the Greenland GISP2 ice core record. Multiple IRD fingerprinting techniques indicate that, at the selected locations, most IRD are sourced from adjacent MIS ice streams except in the centre of Heinrich (H) layers in which IRD shows a prominent Laurentide Ice Sheet provenance. IRD flux data are interpreted with reference to a conceptual model explaining the relations between flux, North Atlantic hydrography and ice dynamics. Both positive and rapid negative mass balance can cause increases, and prominent peaks, in IRD flux. First-order interpretation of the IRD record indicates the timing of the presence of the MIS with an actively calving marine margin. The records show a coherent latitudinal, but partly phased, signal during MIS 3 and 2. Published data indicate that the last MIS initiated during the MIS 514 cooling transition; renewed growth just before H5 (46 ka) was succeeded by very strong millennial-scale variability apparently corresponding with Dansgaard-Oeschger (DO) cycles closely coupled to millennial-scale climate variability in the North Atlantic region involving latitudinal migration of the North Atlantic Polar Front. This indicates that the previously defined “precursor events” are not uniquely associated with H events but are part of the millennial-scale variability. Major growth of the ice sheet occurred after 29 ka with the Barra Ice Stream attaining a shelf-edge position and generating turbiditic flows on the Barra-Donegal Fan at similar to 27 ka. The ice sheet reached its maximum extent at H2 (24 ka), earlier than interpreted in previous studies. Rapid retreat, initially characterised by peak IRD flux, during Greenland Interstadial 2 (23 ka) was followed by readvance between 22 and 16 ka. Readvance during HI was only characterised by BIIS ice streams draining central dome(s) of the ice sheet, and was followed by rapid deglaciation and ice exhaustion. The evidence for a calving margin and IRD supply from the MIS during Greenland Stadial 1 (Younger Dryas event) is equivocal. The timing of the initiation. maximum extent, deglacial and readvance phases of the BUS interpreted from the IRD flux record is strongly supported by recent independent data from both the Irish Sea and North Sea sectors of the ice sheet. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Varsity coach in major road accident

first_img44 students travelling to France on the annual Oxford and Cambridge Varsity ski trip were involved in a road accident on the M25 last night.The coach, which left Oxford late on Friday night, was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry at approximately 2 o’clock on Saturday morning, when the treacherous weather conditions forced the lorry to skid into the opposite lane.Almost all passengers on the coach suffered cuts and bruising, and several were taken to hospital for further treatment.This morning all students were said to be in a stable condition, although the driver of the coach was still in hospital with a broken leg and a broken wrist.The collision occurred at Clacket Lane, near Croydon.Caspar Eliot, a New College third year, said, “most people were already asleep when it happened. We woke up when there was a huge bang and a jolt. It was very dark, but we could see a lorry pressed up against the left side of the coach.“Lots of people were bleeding and hurt, but there was a strong smell of diesel so we left everything and got off onto the motorway through the emergency exit.”Christian Allen, a New College first year, opened the emergency exit for his fellow passengers despite having badly injured his leg. He said, “it was very scary: the lights went off and everything felt like slow motion. I didn’t even notice how hurt I was until we got inside.”Adam Sriskandan, a third year who received a deep cut to his nose at the point of collision, said, “the worst part was having to jump off the coach when we could see the oncoming traffic coming towards us. It was hard to know whether it could see us and would slow down.”The crash occurred whilst it was snowing heavily and students were forced to leave the site of the accident for the freezing conditions outside. The students were extremely lucky that the incident happened only a half a mile away from one of the only service stations on the M25. They were marshalled into the station, where they were assessed by ambulance crews and interviewed by police for three hours.The service station’s hotel provided students with rooms until 10am this morning. They were then transferred to a new coach to continue their journey to Val Thorens in the French Alps.A number of students expressed their thanks to the coach driver, whose quick braking prevented the accident from being potentially far worse.last_img read more