Microsoft, Saxo launch trading joint venture

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Madison Square Garden eyes sports betting move

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Madison Square Garden eyes sports betting move Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Social gaming DFS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The parent company of New York-based multi-purpose venue Madison Square Garden could be set to move into the sports betting market after applying to trademark its MSG brand for sports wagering purposes across online, mobile and social media Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling Regions: US New York The parent company of New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG) could be set to move into the sports betting market after applying to trademark its MSG brand for sports wagering purposes.Madison Square Garden Company – which operates MSG, as well as sports and entertainment venues in Los Angeles and yet-to-be-completed venues in Las Vegas and London, plus a number of sports franchises – has filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office referencing the use of the MSG brand across online, mobile and social media.The filing requests the MSG brand be trademarked for downloadable mobile applications for sports wagering, as well as organising, arranging, conducting and participating in sports wagering tournaments, providing information related to sports bets, and competitions and contests.MSG also requests that the mobile section of the trademark covers fantasy sports contests, managing and participating in fantasy sports leagues, and for providing sports and esports programming, news, previews, alerts, replays, video clips, web cam feeds and information.The application also references the use of the MSG trademark for the provision of betting and online gambling services, with a view to arranging and conducting interactive peer-to-peer gambling competitions and interactive real-time gambling under the brand.In addition, MSG makes specific reference to social media, saying that the trademark would apply to social networking in the field of gaming, provided via a website and web-based services.However, the application does not feature any language related to land-based betting or in-venue gambling at the arena. MSG is home to a number of major league sports teams including NHL ice hockey team the New York Rangers and NBA basketball franchise the New York Knicks.MSG is yet to respond to a request for comment from York is yet to legalise sports betting, but Senator Joseph Addabbo last month pre-filed a bill setting out a regulatory framework for land-based, online and mobile sports betting across the state, to be debated in the 2019 legislative session. Addabbo followed this by filing a separate bill to legalise online poker in New York earlier this week.Both bills have been allocated to the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. 11th January 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Casa Bio / gualano + gualano: arquitectos

first_img Uruguay Marcelo Gualano, Martín Gualano ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share Casa Bio / gualano + gualano: arquitectos Lead Architect: ArchDaily Photographs:  Federico Cairoli Design Team:Joaquín Mascheroni, Manuel MachadoCity:Ciudad de la CostaCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. 70m2 house in Ciudad de la Costa for a couple of biochemists. A very tight budget. The plan was to achieve the most comfortable spaces possible, within a constructive, simple and economical system,Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe project is planned with a very clear spatial organization, where the kitchen, bathroom and washing machine are located at the center. A concentrated humid unit that organizes the back and the front of the house, or vice versa.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe house on the outside is covered in timber with a metal enclosure. This generates an austere and dark house on the outside versus a white and continuous house on the inside.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliIn the outer space an intervention is proposed in the background, where the barbecue and a small deposit are installed. The house in terms of use, is developed towards the back, separated from the street. The living room becomes the heart of the house.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessKengo Kuma’s Stacked Timber Museum in Turkey Opens in JuneArchitecture News30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable ProjectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: gualano + gualano: arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Casa Bio / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa Bio / gualano + gualano: arquitectoscenter_img CopyHouses•Ciudad de la Costa, Uruguay 2017 Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects “COPY” Year:  Houses CopyAbout this officegualano + gualano: arquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCiudad de la CostaUruguayPublished on March 19, 2019Cite: “Casa Bio / gualano + gualano: arquitectos” [Casa Bio / gualano + gualano: arquitectos] 19 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 “COPY”last_img read more

London Marathon runner wins £25k donation for Starlight

first_img Tagged with: London marathon Virgin Money Giving  176 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via London Marathon runner wins £25k donation for Starlight  175 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img A London Marathon runner has raised an extra £25k for his chosen charity after winning a Virgin Money Giving and MasterCard prize draw.Tim Hutchen is running Sunday’s London Marathon for Starlight. The donation boosts Tim’s fundraising to over £26.5k for the charity. The money will help grant more wishes to terminally children.Virgin Money Giving and MasterCard offered the prize draw to celebrate the millionth runner finishing the Marathon this year. All donations made to a London Marathon fundraiser’s Virgin Money Giving page using a MasterCard between the 1st and 15th April were entered into the prize draw, with Tim the lucky winner.Alex Abbott from the Starlight fundraising team said:“We are thrilled to receive this grant from MasterCard and Virgin Money Giving. We very much appreciate their generosity and this kind donation of £25,000 will help Starlight build 8 new Starlight Fun Centres and provide entertainment for an estimated 3,500 sick children in hospital.”Virgin Money Giving also announced this week that runners taking part in this year’s Marathon are set to raise £25 million and beat last year’s fundraising total on the site by around £3 million. Funds raised through Virgin Money Giving are also up 10% compared to last year, while the average amount being donated to runners has increased year on year by 5% to nearly £47.Picture: From L to R Daisy Crook (Starlight), Jo Barnett (Virgin Money Giving), Eimear Creaven (MasterCard), Tim Hutchen, Alex Abbott (Starlight) Advertisement Melanie May | 22 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Tax Reform Bill Headed Back to House for Revote

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Tax Reform Bill Headed Back to House for Revote Share Save House of Representatives Senate tax bill Tax Reform 2017-12-19 David Wharton Tax Reform Bill Headed Back to House for Revote Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Republican tax reform bill inched closer to the finish line, with the House voting to approve the bill along mostly partisan lines at 227-203 on Tuesday and the Senate approving it 51-48 early Wednesday morning.However, CNN reports that the House Majority Leader’s office noted that the House would likely have to re-vote due to the Senate likely having to strip out some elements of the bill in order to pass it with a simple majority.No Democrats voted in support of the bill in the House, however all but 12 Republicans voted in favor of the tax plan.House Speaker Paul Ryan said of the bill, “This is without question the single most important thing we can do to once again make America the best place to do business.”Finally fulfilling a legislative priority of a GOP-led Congress, the finalized tax reform could go down in history as the most substantial overhaul of the American tax code since the Reagan Administration.To view the full agreement, click here.Here’s a look at what the changes could mean for future of homeowners according to CNN Money:Downsized mortgage interest rate deduction: New homebuyers would now only be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of mortgage debt on a newly-purchased home—down from the current $1 million thresholds, but higher than the $500,000 limit the House proposed in its tax overhaul in November. While the deduction has helped make homebuying more affordable for some homeowners, buyers in some cities face much higher price tags.Less reason to itemize: Homeowners must itemize their taxes if they want to claim the mortgage interest deduction. But since the final bill calls for nearly doubling the standard deduction, far fewer Americans are expected to itemize.Limit on property tax deduction: Taxpayers will no longer be able to fully deduct state and local property taxes plus income or sales taxes. Instead, the legislation allows individuals to deduct up to $10,000 in state and local income and property taxes or state and local property and sales taxes. That means homeowners living in high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey could see an increase in what they owe.Tax break stays for home sellers: Both the House and Senate bills originally wanted to scale back a tax break for homeowners when they sell their home for profit. Taxpayers will still be able to exclude up to $500,000 (or $250,000 for single filers) from capital gains when they sell their primary home, as long as they’ve lived there for two of the past five years. Earlier tax reform proposals would have increased the live-in requirement to five out of the last eight years. About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: House of Representatives Senate tax bill Tax Reformcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 19, 2017 1,479 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: Move Over New York, California Has the Priciest ZIP Code Next: Housing Industry Weighs in on Tax Reform Bill David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Schools Are Justified In Charging Tuition Fee For Conducting Online Classes: Delhi HC Holds While Refusing To Intervene In DoE’s April 17 Order [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSchools Are Justified In Charging Tuition Fee For Conducting Online Classes: Delhi HC Holds While Refusing To Intervene In DoE’s April 17 Order [Read Order] Karan Tripathi28 April 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has rejected the plea seeking a direction to the Directorate of Education asking it to prohibit schools from charging even the tuition fee during lockdown period. Relying upon the order of this court in the previous case of Rajat Vats v. GNCTD, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar noted that the charging of tuition fee is justified…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has rejected the plea seeking a direction to the Directorate of Education asking it to prohibit schools from charging even the tuition fee during lockdown period. Relying upon the order of this court in the previous case of Rajat Vats v. GNCTD, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar noted that the charging of tuition fee is justified as schools are organising online classes, providing study materials, and paying staff salaries. The order has come in a writ petition filed by Mr Naresh Kumar seeking a direction stating that private unaided schools should be prohibited from collecting even the tuition fee in light of the nationwide lockdown. The Petitioner had argued his claims on two primary submissions: The lockdown caused shutting down of businesses and work, making it extremely difficult for parents to even pay the tuition fee of schools at current rates As per the Rule 165 of Delhi School Education Rules, schools are prohibited from collecting fees during the lockdown of the school premises Before entering into the merits of the case, the court highlighted the gravity of the pandemic, and the extraordinary circumstances facing the country in the following words: ‘The situation, in which we are placed today, is one which the country – and, indeed, the world – has not witnessed earlier and, hopefully, would not have to witness again. It is incumbent, on every member of the populace, to be aware of the forbidding nature of the struggle, between man and microbe, in which each one of us is a participant, willing or unwilling. A joint, cohesive and concerted effort, alone, can result in success in this struggle. This would involve, in its wake, certain sacrifices, which, within the peripheries of the law, each one of us has to make. We cannot afford, in such a situation, to balk at inconveniences.’ Subsequently, the court placed reliance on the order of the Directorate of Education, dated 17 April, wherein all the issues pertaining to the schools charging fees during the lockdown was addressed. In that order, a series of directions were passed by the DoE stating that the schools are prohibited from charging any other fee except the tuition fee and that too on the monthly basis. While laying down a penalty for violations, the said order also prohibited fee hike, creating new heads of fee, and restricting access to study materials to students who are unable to pay fees due to financial constraints. Before addressing the claims of the Petitioner on merits, the blurry court observed that the Petitioner did not present sufficient locus to file the present petition as neither he’s personally affected by the issue, nor he has made any affected parent or school a party to this petition. After noting this, the court observed that the Petitioner’s argument on Rule 165 of DSER can’t be accepted as the said Rule only contemplates payability of fees rather than chargeability of fees. However, the Petitioner claims that the schools cannot charge the tuition fee during the lockdown period, which in court’s opinion, is not contemplated within the ambit of the said Rule. While noting that conducting online classes require extensive infrastructural adjustments and incidental expenses, the court observed that: ‘While there can be no cavil, to the proposition that the requirement of payment of school fees would, necessarily, become enforceable only where the fees are payable, i.e., where the parents are physically in a position to pay the school fees, we cannot agree that, during the period of lockdown, or during the period when online education is being provided by the schools, and availed of, by students, tuition fees should be exempted. So long as schools are disseminating education online, they are certainly entitled to charge tuition fees.’ The court, while observing that the April 17 order of the DoE strikes a perfect balance by differentiating between fee charged for developmental and extra-curricular activities, and fee charged for imparting lectures, highlighted that: ‘The impugned Order, however, does not exempt students from the requirement of payment of tuition fees, for the simple reason that tuition fees cover salary, establishments and curricular activities, the expenditure where on continues to be incurred by schools, even during the period of lockdown, and before they are able to resume normal work. Money does not grow on trees, and unaided schools, who received no funds from the Government, are entirely dependent on fees, to defray their daily expenses.’ Therefore, on the issue of Rule 165, the court held that the said Rule cannot be pressed into service to seek exemption, from the requirement of payment of tuition fees, for the period during which the schools remain physically closed, and are imparting education through online platforms. On the issue of financial burden on the parents, the court noted that the said order of the DoE adequately addresses this issue by directing schools to provide access to online materials to even those students who are unable to pay fees due to the financial constraints faced by their families. Moreover, the said order prohibits schools from pressuring such parents from paying the fees. The court said: ‘We, however, make it clear that we expect the DoE to, while implementing this provision, ensure that it is not misused, and extend its magnanimity only to persons who are, actually, in a state of financial crisis, owing to the lockdown. It would be necessary for parents, seeking the benefit of this relief, to establish, to the satisfaction of the school, or the DoE, that, owing to the lockdown, they are, in fact, financially incapacitated from paying school fees.’ In light of these observations, and after relying upon the judgement of the coordinate bench in the case of Rajat Vats v. GNCTD, the court found it unnecessary to intervene in the decisions taken by the DoE. While taking that decision, the court highlighted that: ‘No doubt, where, for unconstitutional reasons, any relief, mandatorily required to be provided, is not provided, or where, in providing relief, the executive administration acts in a discriminatory or arbitrary manner, the Court can – and will – interfere. Where, however, relief has been provided, by the executive administration, this Court, in exercise of its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, would not substitute its own view, and direct providing of further relief, save and except in exceptional situations.’Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Visiting restrictions being eased at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Visiting restrictions being eased at Letterkenny University Hospital Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – January 20, 2020 Pinterest Google+ The strict visiting restrictions that have been in place over recent weeks at Letterkenny University Hospital are being eased from today.Seán Murphy, General Manager of the hospital, says the restrictions are being eased as the number of patients presenting with flu has decreased.He says however, that national figures suggest there are still quite a high number of cases of influenza-like illness circulating in the community.While visiting restrictions are being eased, people with flu-like symptoms are being urged not to visit patients in the hospital and for children not to visit where possible for the next few weeks.Letterkenny University Hospital – Easing of Visiting RestrictionsThe strict visiting restrictions that have been in place over recent weeks at Letterkenny University Hospital are being eased from today.Seán Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital said,” We are easing the visiting restrictions as the number of patients presenting to the hospital with the flu has decreased.“However, national figures suggest that there are still quite a high number of cases of influenza-like illness circulating in the community. Members of the public with influenza-like illness should not visit patients in the hospital and it would be very helpful if children did not visit where possible for the next few weeks.“In addition we would like to remind visitors to strictly adhere to our visiting policy to ensure our patients are able to rest and recover while in the hospital.“This means that only 2 visitors will be allowed at the bedside within visiting hours which are from 2.30pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8pm daily. Visitors will not be admitted to the wards outside these hours.“I would like to sincerely thank all the staff in the hospital and members of the public for their assistance and cooperation during the recent visiting restrictions which helped us to protect our patients from getting the flu when they were in hospital.” Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Previous articleAverage price of three-bed semi in Donegal set to rise by 2%Next article25 medals and 60 PB’s for Seals in Bangor News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

The long coming of an air cooler

first_imgLatest Stories The long coming of an air cooler Published 3:00 am Sunday, May 20, 2018 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Sales tax and the future of Alabama’s economy Presidential tweets and a Supreme Court case have reignited the question of taxing internet sales.  The Court in April heard… read more By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Our curiosity gave way to comfort.That summer, “Jill” was the most popular kid in town. She had more friends than you could shake a stick at and we all became couch “cucumbers.”Before long, that ol’ green, envy monster began to raise its ugly head.If Jill’s family could have an air cooler, why couldn’t ours?” We all began to covet.One night at the supper table, I decided I’d bring up our need for an air cooler.I started talking about how hot it was and how nice it was at Jill’s house where they had an air cooler. It sure would be nice if we had one instead of that ol’ oscillating fan that just sent a breeze your way every now and then.I could see Daddy frowning behind his newspaper. He kind of grunted.Daddy was tight when it came to money. Stingy might be a better word. Mama said Daddy could squeeze two nickels out of a dime. So, I knew that it would be up to Mama if we got an air cooler.Daddy usually ruled the roost but sometimes Mama would put her foot down.But Mama didn’t put her foot down about an air cooler. I think she was after a telephone without a party line because we soon got one.Years later, Daddy squeezed a few dimes and we got an air cooler. It was put in the window right where it would blow on Daddy in his easy chair. Mama put the oscillating fan in the closet and we both started holding out for a television set. That was a long time coming, too. Book Nook to reopen Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip After pulling weeds from around the tomato plants, I went in the house, hot and sweaty, to sit under the ceiling fan. I’m too “thrifty’ to run the air conditioning at this time of the year.But before we got air conditioning, I thought the oscillating fan was the greatest thing since popcorn at the picture show.Then one hot summer day, a friend announced that her daddy had bought her family an air cooler and it made their house so cold that she had to wear her flannel pajamas at night. None of us paid too much attention to her. We thought she was just telling a big ol’ story. But she kept talking about the air cooler until we called her bluff.“Let’s go see it.”She would have to ask her mama if we could come. Maybe the next day. The next day, we rode our bicycles to see this air-cooling machine. We arrived hot and sweaty.Our bragging friend guided us to the door with instructions to hurry in so we wouldn’t let the cool air out.To our surprise and disbelief, she had not told a story at all. The room was icy cold, causing us to shiver.We were amazed at the machine in the window that was blowing cold air, just like Jack Frost did in wintertime, except it was in the blazing, hot summertime. Where did the cold air come from and how did it get in that funny looking window box? The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Tracking the provenance of Greenland-sourced, Holocene aged, individual sand-sized ice-rafted debris using the Pb-isotope compositions of feldspars and 40Ar/39Ar ages of hornblendes

first_imgThe provenance of sand-sized ice-rafted debris (IRD) sourced from Greenland is currently difficult to determine. Such knowledge, if it could be ascertained with a high degree of certainty, could be applied to the Greenland-proximal marine records to improve both our understanding of modern-day spatial patterns of iceberg rafting and the past history of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS). Recent studies have highlighted the utility of the Pb-isotope composition of individual sand-sized feldspars and the 40Ar/39Ar ages of individual sand-sized hornblendes in this regard. However, before any such provenance toolkit can be applied to the palaeo-record, it is necessary first to determine whether this approach can be used to track the sources of known recent Greenland-proximal IRD deposition. To this end we present new records of the Pb-isotope composition and the 40Ar/39Ar ages of individual sand-sized grains of feldspars and hornblendes, respectively, from modern Greenland glacifluvial and fjord sands and Holocene to modern Greenland-proximal marine sediments. These new data demonstrate that sand-sized feldspars and hornblendes glacially eroded by the GIS exhibit distinct intra- and inter-tectonic terrane differences in their Pb-isotope compositions and ages and that these differences are clearly expressed in the geochemistry and geochronology of sand-sized IRD deposited in marine sediments around Greenland. Although overlap exists between some Greenland-proximal IRD ‘source fields’ defined by these data, our approach has the potential to both better understand spatial patterns of Greenland-derived IRD in the modern day as well as during past episodes of iceberg calving.last_img read more