Petrogenesis of boninites in the Ordovician Ballantrae Complex ophiolite, southwestern Scotland

first_imgPrimitive lava and hyaloclastite with unusual, highly refractory compositions, form part of the Early Ordovician Balcreuchan Group within the ophiolitic Ballantrae Complex, southwestern Scotland. They are identified as likely high-Ca boninites on the basis of new XRF and INAA results and are the first unambiguous boninites to be discovered in the British Isles. The boninites are interbedded with low-Ti tholeiitic lavas with which they share some distinctive geochemical characteristics suggestive of a close petrogenetic relationship. The low-Ti tholeiite lavas have been interpreted as island-arc tholeiites but they also resemble back-arc basin basalts. The newly discovered boninites confirm an intra-oceanic environment of eruption; their distinctive features include relatively high SiO2, MgO, Cr and Ni but low Al2O3 and HFSE abundances, U-shaped REE patterns, low TiZr and high ZrHf ratios. Bulk geochemical trends are indicative of low-temperature, seawater-dominated alteration of the lavas but these alteration conditions apparently had little effect on the distribution of critical diagnostic elements such as Zr, Ti, Sc, Ta and the mid-heavy rare earths. We suggest that the Ballantrae boninites and low-Ti tholeiites represent different batch melts derived from a common, depleted mantle source region variably modified compositionally (i.e., made “streaky”) by fluids and/or melts during slab interaction (subduction metasomatism). A contribution from slab-derived pelagic sediments and/or a carbonatite melt is necessary to account for the fractionated, non-chondritic ZrHf ratios in the boninites. In view of the close compositional similarity of the Ballantrae lavas to Cenozoic boninite suites, we believe that these interpretations may have wider application to the petrogenesis of boninites in general.last_img read more

The only way is Essex…

first_imgNew data from London estate agent Portico shows that the current highest rental yield postcodes in London can now be found in the east London borough of Havering – returning 8.3 per cent.The agents have used their innovative Interactive Yield Map to drill down into each London borough on a street level to find the highest potential yields in the capital.The highest yield of 8.3 per cent was found in the borough of Havering, in the Romford postcode area around Whybridge Junior School. The average monthly rental price for a two bedroom flat in the area is just £1,156 – £600 less than London’s average monthly rental price of £1,756.The outer London boroughs offered the highest yields, with areas within Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Redbridge and Bromley all achieving yields of 6 per cent or over.The suburban area of Chadwell Heath in Barking and Dagenham – where Crossrail services will launch in 2019 – offers landlords an impressive 7.6 per cent yield. Here, landlords can expect an average monthly rent price of £1,278.In inner London, Greenwich is the borough with the strongest rental returns and the most affordable monthly rent. A landlord can expect a 6 per cent yield around north Greenwich station, on roads Pelton Road, Bellot Street, Blackwall Lane, Armitage Road and Millennium Way, and the average monthly rental price in the area is £1,477.Yields range from around 2-4 per cent in prime central London, with the highest being found around the towering World’s End Estate in Kensington and Chelsea (3.8 per cent), or the northern end of Finchley Road in the borough of Westminster (4.8 per cent).Robert Nichols, Managing Director, Portico, said, “The rental market has remained strong post Brexit, but landlords still need to be smart about where they are investing as a very small difference in yield can determine whether they make a profit or a loss.“If you’re thinking of buying-to-let, transport links are key. London’s commuting tenants want to be within close proximity of a Tube, so look for properties near new developments such as Crossrail and Crossrail 2. Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Bexley – which will soon have stations on the eastern edge of the Elizabeth line – are clearly key investment hotspots where landlords are achieving extremely impressive yields.”rental yield postcodes investing in Essex properties Romford Essex September 6, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 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 » Housing Market » The only way is Essex… previous nextHousing MarketThe only way is Essex…Property investors target Romford for best returns.The Negotiator6th September 20160786 Viewslast_img read more


first_img66, originally of Bayonne, was a lover of knitting and crocheting before retiring into a nursing home where she became the Chairman of the Goody Bag for Armed Services. She is predeceased by her parents, Henry and Eleanor (nee: Hilinsky) Zeglenski. She is survived by her many cousins, Barbara (Andreycak) Mullaney, Richard Hilinsky, Dorothy Boyle Graham, Paula Matos, Lisa Alexander, Daniel Molina, Maria Stanislawski, Helen Bartolick, and David and William Hilinsky. She is also survived by her friend, Sally Pelowicz. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.last_img read more

Young guns

first_imgThe bakery student population converged on Blackpool on the recent May Day weekend with one thing on its mind. And that was impressing its elders with superlative bakery products – from wired sugarflowers to vegetarian pastries, chocolate wedding cakes and oven-bottom Coburg loaves.The youngsters came from nine bakery colleges around the UK and, between them, entered 694 items into the massive annual bakery competition held at the annual conference of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (formerly NFBSS/IBB Alliance). Among the entries were 250 in the bread classes, 360 in the confectionery classes and 52 in California Raisins-supported classes. Some 20 entries were received in live competitions, from piping to marzipan modelling and dead dough work. Competition secretary Jane Hatton from Brooklands College oversaw proceedings.As the prizes were awarded, Charles Geary, chair of the bread judges, praised the high standard of entries, particularly a “superb bloomer” from Horton Trophy winner Ian Sutherland. Chair of the confectionery judges Jean Grieves gave students tips for next year as she added her praise. n—-=== Top of their class ===Blackburn CollegeOverall winner, Founders Cup Donna Ainsworth: Warburtons Challenge Trophy for morning goodsIan Sutherland: Horton TrophyKayli Barnes: Mandy Wansell Trophy for 800g loafKezia Sterling: Frank Webster Trophy for an 800g white tin loaf, Victory Challenge Trophy; Overall winner: Victory Challenge TrophyShaminnisa Patel: Masters Award best loaf in showBlackpool CollegeAlex Truelove: Novices’ CupCraig Cartwright: savoury vegetarian pastryJenni Bliszczak: British Bakels classKirsty Hughes: Devon Rose Bowl, Best fruit cake in Victory Challenge TrophyMichelle Holmes: Innovation Trophy for a fermented dough productPamela Ellis: Wrights Trophy for a bread display piece (live)Sharon Ann Humphrey: Live marzipan modelling classAmy Finch: California Raisins Student Innovation Award, Bread/bakeryHilary Johnson: California Raisins Student Innovation Award confectioneryBrooklands College, SurreyChun Young Lee: Live wired sugarflowersDenise Bristow-Burrows: British Sugar class for a novelty cakeDuck-ae Lim: Slattery TrophyIndika Jayasera: Renshaw decorative class celebration cakeToyoyo Yoshizawa: IBB Cup for live pipingVivian Lee: Blandy Cup for a decorated wedding cake and a wedding cake baseVivian Lee: Goldex Cup for a wired sugarflower displayLeeds Thomas DanbyJoanne Hartley: 800g loaf and a buttercream gateauLeicester CollegeSarah Hughes: Gerry Cup for a live cut-outTameside College, ManchesterCalifornia Raisins Future Baker Awardlast_img read more

Pickathon Music Festival Brings Great Music And An Intimate Vibe To Oregon

first_imgWhen you mention Pickathon Music Festival to people who have not been, chances are they will have one of two reactions. They will either point out that it was the festival from Portlandia, or they will not know what you are talking about. Pickathon has certainly kept a lower profile nationally, as multi-day music festivals have been booming up across the country (its attendance is capped at 3,500 people), but it has been nurtured into one of the Pacific Northwest’s cultural touchstones and boasts one of the most eclectic lineup of folk, rock and indie acts in the nation.The best way to experience Pickathon is to go into with as open a mind as possible. This is not to prepare yourself for weird campground dynamics or odd late-night customs, but rather to counter the polarizing, preconceived notions of what a Portland festival might be. Yes, every third person dresses like they play in one of the bands or are already in a band, but it is the most polite, family-friendly, good-natured festival that I’ve ever attended. The peripheral party scene was smaller than most festivals and most people were hardcore music lovers just there to get their fix.Also the grounds at Pendarvis Farm also offer some of the prettier, intimate settings to see music. The Mt. Hood Stage looks like a carnival day dream with colorful, tent canvases framing the bands beautifully, and at only about three feet above the ground with no barricade you couldn’t get any closer to headlining bands like Beach House and Jeff Tweedy. When you venture into the woods, you are greeted by the Woods Stage, a natural amphitheater with a stage made entirely out of intertwining branches; It is an enchanted hovel that is as picturesque as they come. It is Pickathon’s crown jewel of concert spaces and it’s one of the most memorable places to see live music in the United States.Friday, August 5thCome Friday morning, the hills were alive with the sounds of thousands of people settling into their festival bungalows for the weekend. Little campsites were carved into terraces among the ferny brush with hammocks swinging among the emerald leaves. People bent mossy branches into entrance arches and strung lights from the trees to personalize their areas, creating a connected atmosphere between people and nature. The array of tents in the forest hills felt like an invading army gearing up for a siege, though the tapestries and Christmas lights hinted that the army came in stoned, blissful peace.  Thursday was the official first day of Pickathon, but the festival didn’t really settle into cruising speed until Friday afternoon when the majority of Pickers had arrived. Building on momentum from Thursday night, Nashville’s Promised Land Sound delivered a satisfying set heavy on its most recent LP, For “Use And Delight”. Bassist Joe Scala and guitarist Peter Stringer-Hye’s melodies on songs like “She Takes Me There” blew through the crowd like a warm, summer breeze, before guitarist Sean Thompson would surge through it with determined electricity like an afternoon thunderstorm.Later in the day Kevin Morby made his second straight appearance at Pickathon on the Treeline Stage. Morby bounced on stage to his kinetic, Brooklyn-meets-surf guitar rock like any other fan, long locks swishing back and forth across his face. The MVP of the crisp set though was guitarist Meg Duffy, who found the back pocket it every song and made them her own, especially a light solo on “Miles Miles Miles” that felt like she was releasing butterflies into the air.“This place makes me want to howl, give the woods some noise,” Patrick Watson demanded from the crowd during a late afternoon slot at the Woods Stage. Watson swept the crowd off its feet with his textured, elegant pop music and the delicate setting only enhanced the serenity of the set. It was music to be born to, live to and die to, a whole life’s worth of emotions and experiences tied together over the course of an hour.Having come back from a 2011 hiatus earlier this year, indie stalwarts Wolf Parade had a lot of expectations to live up to for their headlining slot at the Mt. Hood Stage Friday night. They exceeded those expectations with a fiery, heart-on-its-sleeve performance that invigorated dedicated fans and wowed new ones. When the the band burst open its climatic anthem “I Believe In Anything,” the genuine displays of joy on people throughout the crowd who had waited for years for Wolf Parade to emerge again showed they still did.Saturday, August 6thWith the hustle and bustle of Friday over, Saturday was about letting the festival come to you rather than you come to the festival. Looking at the schedule that meant settling in amongst the hay bales and mossy trees at the Woods Stage for the first part of the day for a string of acoustic and folk acts whose sound resonated with the floral majesty of the place.Irish string band I Draw Slow were emotional force to reckon with on stage as they bounced between tender ballads and charged breakdowns. Louise Holden’s golden pipes were a revelation and its closing barn burner “Lowdown Girl Like Me” is the exact kind of whiskey-in-the-veins song that runs like a river and will have your hairs standing up on the back of your neck.Emotional charged protest songs are not usually ones to tap your foot to, but Hurray for the Riff Raff proved that songs with a message could also have groove to them. Alynda Lee Segarra’s tales of the disenfranchised and oppressed floated on a rhythm of New Orleans-inspired folk and blues, her voice laid back but reverent for the stories she was telling. Amongst favorites like “Look Out Mama and “The Body Electric,” the band showcased some new songs on the horizon, like “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” that had an easy, rolling tide to it. The impressive balance of stories and music from Hurray for the Riff Raff made it one of the best acts of the festival.North Carolina’s Mount Moriah rounded out the initial lineup of Woods Stage artists with frontwoman Heather McIntire’s brand of mountainous, country rock that could sweetly cut you down to size. She had the look In her embroidered black and tan cowboy shirt, but what really mattered was her incisive lyrics and palpable energy playing the guitar. She drew from the band’s most recent LP How To Dance and a lot of people surely went looking for it at the merchandise table to take home with them after her impressive showcase.Saturday’s headliners Yo La Tengo and Jeff Tweedy couldn’t have provided a more satisfying one-two punch for Pickathon. Yo La Tengo has been a critical darling for much of its career and has been one of a handful of indie bands that demand attention anytime they put out something new. Friday evening they played a reserved, mellow set at the Woods stage, but Saturday evening’s show was an hour of fuzzy, tonal soundscapes that pulled at the fabric of your face and eardrums.Where Tengo provided the weird, Tweedy provided the familiar. The Wilco frontman is one of the best songwriters of his generation and his time with Uncle Tupelo and Wilco have spawned a whole generation of musicians looking for that alt-country sound that is as influenced by Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons as it is Television and Elvis Costello. From “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” to “Hummingbird,” Tweedy felt more like he was bringing up old memories than he was singing songs and the stripped-down set allowed the normally reserved guitarist to open up with sarcastic banter and one liners.Sunday, August 7thOvercast clouds greeted Pickers Sunday morning, fitting the narrative that Portland is gray most of the year. Along with its iconic weather, Portland is home to a comprehensive music scene that applauds the unique and idiosyncratic and the last day of the festival supported that ethos with a delightfully varied lineup.There was some musical gumbo happening on the Mt. Hood Stage Sunday that had people dancing all day long. Keyboardist extraordinaire Cory Henry laid down some seriously slick tunes with drummer Tayron Lockett that defined how much talent that man has in his fingers. It was all covers, like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” but the duo crammed them full with syncopated tangents and heady jams whose musical complexity belied the laid back charm of their playing.Later, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, led by the insatiable powder keg Thao Nguyen, got the festival hopped up on its unique wavelength. The band is not afraid of nothing and its jangly funk is filled with a spirit for life and dancing, a band that flies its freak flag proudly. Ezra Furman is another artist that protests the conventional norms and his message of spiritual and sexual freedom shot through the amplifiers with a punk-inspired, 50’s rock and roll sound resonated throughout a stoked crowd. And nothing is more rock and roll than a man playing rock and roll in a dress and pearls.Scandinavia had a big day in the northwest on Sunday as both Daniel Norgen and My Bubba wooed people with their songs. Norgen’s set was one of the most attended Woods Stage performances of the weekend and his high, piney voice fit well amongst the foliage as lovers’ hands intertwined. His songs were both ecstatic and poignant in nature, especially the closing “Whatever Turns You On” which drew a huge standing ovation from the onlookers. On the Treeline Stage female duo My Bubba were far more reserved but equally fascinating. The duo played prickly, delicate ballads whose intimacy and detail made them feel like they had been passed down from generations. They were quiet but they demanded as much attention as anyone playing that weekend.Headliners Beach House electrified the night with a magical show that blended its spacey, synth-based pop with a dazzling light display. The band was lost in a haze of smoke and color and the absence of any physical representation of the group brought to the forefront the power of its songs that pulsed into the night. When it was done, the festival capped off its weekend with performances on the Starlight Stage including stunning Portland folk trio Joseph, whose celestial harmonies rang true under the stars and yearning, acerbic tones from Yemen Blues.Whatever you might think of Pickathon, don’t let the cultural misconceptions and noise surrounding the festival be a factor in your view. Those who attend will recognize that it is one of the greenest, eclectic, enjoyable festivals in the country whose integrity is built on a bedrock of inspirational musical experiences rather than a mountain of flannels and PBRs.last_img read more

Adirondack Independence Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marco Benevento, More

first_imgOn Friday, Adirondack Independence Music Festival announced the initial lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place on August 31st and September 1st at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George, NY.Like last year, the 2019 Adirondack Independence lineup is lead by two sets from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Joining the Baltimore-based jam-funk favorites are Pink Talking Fish, Ryan Montbleau Band, Everyone Orchestra, Marco Benevento, Gubbulidis & Friends (featuring Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis and Zdenek Gubb), Kung Fu, Midnight North, Lucid, Hayley Jane & The Primates, People’s Blues of Richmond, Barika, DeadGrass, The Big Takeover, Rich Ortiz, and Hartley’s Encore.In addition to the performances on the festival’s two main stages, nearby King Neptune’s Pub will host late-night performances by Eggy, The New Motif, Annie In The Water, and Funktional Flow. King Neptune’s Pub will also host pre-parties featuring Floodwood, After Funk, and Capital Zen.Along with the artists named in the initial announcement, the festival noted that an additional headliner will be added to the artist lineup in late July.You can check out the official lineup announcement video below:Adirondack Independence Music Festival Lineup Announcement VideoYou can check out the initial lineup poster for the 2019 edition of Adirondack Independence Music Festival below. For more details and ticketing information, head to the event website here.last_img read more

FYS hosts quilt tribute for Rebecca Townsend

first_imgStudents gathered in the Sorin Room of LaFortune Student Center on Sunday afternoon to honor the memory of Rebecca Draper Townsend, an incoming member of the Notre Dame class of 2019 who died July in a traffic accident before she arrived on campus.Between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., members of the class of 2019, as well as students from all classes, wrote messages on 4-by-4-inch squares of fabric as part of the Rebecca Townsend Tribute Quilt Project, a Welcome Weekend event sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and First Year of Studies (FYS).Junior Maggie McDevitt, a member of the student-run Orientation Steering Committee involved in planning the programming for Welcome Weekend, said the squares, when stitched together, will form two quilts – one to be presented to the Townsend family and the other to remain in Badin Hall, Townsend’s designated dorm.“It’s part of a solidarity thing, to remind [Townsend’s] family that no matter what, she’s still part of our Notre Dame family, and she’s part of the class of 2019,” McDevitt said. “We’re missing her as well.”McDevitt said there was considerable turnout from students of all classes for the event, which was originally scheduled to be held on North Quad, but which moved to LaFortune Student Center at the last minute due to rain.“We’ve had lots of people. And especially a lot of dorms have done walkovers for other freshmen to come in, so we’ve had whole dorms coming in,” she said. “And students that aren’t freshman too.”Cecilia Lucero, an academic advisor in FYS who helped come up with the idea for the tribute quilt, said the project was meant to introduce incoming freshmen to the importance of community and service at Notre Dame during their first weekend on campus.“[It’s] a nice way to bring people together, connect people and do it in remembrance of somebody that is important to people,” Lucero said. “We wanted to get students thinking about serving others and doing good and being kind.”Lucero said part of the inspiration behind the project was the number of recent deaths in the Notre Dame community, including those of University President emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, associate dean in the College of Engineering Cathy Pieronek and three students during the spring semester.“In the spring there were so many tragedies,” she said. “Some of that was still very raw.  And I think anytime there is a death in the Notre Dame community it affects everybody. Because you know people who are connected in some way.”Although Townsend passed away before she was able to attend Notre Dame, Lucero said she was nonetheless a valued member of the Notre Dame community.  Lucero said she hopes the quilt project will aid in the healing process of all who have been touched by Townsend’s death.“I think people have been very affected by the fact that Rebecca Townsend died this summer, and we just wanted to commemorate that in some way,” she said.Lucero said the time and effort invested by students into the quilts astonished her.“I was thinking people would just sign their names, or say what dorm they were in,” she said. “But people got really artistic and it was really cool.“I was just touched by how people really put their heart into creating something.”Tags: quilt project, Rebecca Townsend, Student death, Welcome Weekendlast_img read more

Obesity battle

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaSuper-size isn’t an option in Georgia’s school cafeterias. AndUniversity of Georgia experts are working to keep it that way.To help reduce childhood obesity numbers, UGA CooperativeExtension nutrition specialists conduct statewide schoolcafeteria worker trainings each summer.”School-aged children eat meals at school nine months out of theyear,” said Judy Bland, a UGA Extension specialist. “Manychildren eat two meals a day at school.”For this reason, UGA Extension nutritionists decided to teachportion control to school cafeteria workers.”We’re eating too much food in our country,” said Bland, whoorganizes the trainings in south Georgia. “We’re eating hugeportions, and we think that’s normal. Our kids don’t know thatit’s not normal.”TrainingsBland and her extension counterparts present the trainings eachsummer, while school is out. It’s easier, she says, for theworkers to focus on the educational material when they aren’tfocusing on the hundreds of children they have to feed that day.”Most school-aged children eat two meals at school, so the schoolcafeteria is the perfect place to provide examples of what normalportion sizes are,” she said. “Educating school lunchroom staffs… is the best way to control the portion sizes school childrenare served.”Training cafeteria workers on portion control not only helps withchildhood obesity issues. It also helps reduce food wastes.In seven locations across southwest Georgia, the one-day trainingreaches more than 1,000 cafeteria workers each summer.”One in four kids is classified as obese,” Bland said. “Obesityspills over into high diabetes rates in children and increasedheart disease, too. We’re seeing increased levels of Type 2diabetes in adolescents and teenagers. This is a serious trend inthe health field, and we’re trying to help reduce it.”(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Credit unions buying banks: Good, bad, or plain ugly

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Eight times so far this year a credit union has bought a bank, according to Credit Union Times’ count.  Some deals are small – Verve for instance paid $43 million to buy South Central Bank in Chicago.Some are bigger. Arizona Federal Credit Union is ponying up $236 million to buy Pinnacle Bank in Scottsdale.In Florida – where the recent credit union buying a bank trend kicked off in 2015 when Achieva Credit Union bought Calusa Bank for $23.2 million — there have been three buy outs of banks by credit unions so far this year.In the Chicago area, there also have been three purchases of banks by credit union so far this year.This isn’t an entirely new phenomenon. The first deal dates to July 2011 when United FCU bought Griffith Savings Bank in Indiana.And the deals keep coming. continue reading »last_img read more

CUNA-backed SAFE Banking Act on House floor this week

first_img continue reading » The House is expected to consider the CUNA-supported Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) Wednesday. The bill would provide protections for financial institutions that serve cannabis-based businesses in states where it is legal.CUNA has backed the bill since it was first introduced in the House in March, and supports the Senate version as well. While CUNA takes no position on the legalization or decriminalization of cannabis, it supports the ability of credit unions to serve legal businesses.CUNA/League witness Rachel Pross, chief risk officer at Maps CU, Salem, Ore., testified twice in support of the SAFE Banking Act before Congress this year, before the House Financial Services Committee in February and before the Senate Banking Committee in July.Pross emphasized that, with no access to the financial system, cannabis business are forced to deal in cash only, creating a public safety hazard in the communities served by these businesses. She also noted the current regime jeopardizes non-cannabis related businesses around the country who might provide cannabis businesses with services without knowing their nature. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more