continental platform

continental platform

[¦känt·ən¦ent·əl ′plat‚fȯrm]
(geology)
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As a continental platform, the upcoming 2017 PIDA Week, 1014 December in Swakopmund, Namibia, will showcase the PIDA Projects under implementation and market those at financial close to investors.
Company's project manager Marcelo told the Associated Press that their studies indicated that the prawns might have died "due to the flow of deep waters coming from the continental platform, induced by currents of wind on the ocean.
United has already moved millions of passenger records to the Continental platform and has notified its frequent flyers of the upcoming change.
They engage their own constituencies, and we are hoping that this continental platform can also be a conduit for channelling ideas to African leaders, for example on facilitating regional markets.
Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) (NYSE: PBRA) (Bovespa: PETR), a Brazil-based company that explores, produces, refines and transports oil and gas, has announced acquiring Blocks 3 and 4, located in the Punta del Este basin during the Ronda Uruguay 2009, a bidding round held by the Government of Uruguay for oil and natural gas exploration and production in blocks located in the Uruguayan continental platform.
The vast bulk of its own volume comes from the coupe, sedan and convertible versions of the Continental platform, which carry a price tag of barely half that of the Phantom.
continental platform, Ahold USA Retail, now consists of two operating companies: Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover, which finished 2007 with 560 stores, and Giant-Carlisle, which closed out the year with 145 stores.
The expedition led by two Russian MPs, Arthur Cilingarov and Vladimir Gruzdev, in the Arctic Ocean, aimed at supporting Moscow's claim to the oil, gas and minerals in the area, in virtue of the idea that the Lomonosov Strip, a underwater formation of over 1800 km, which unites Siberia and Canada, represents the prolongation of Russia's continental platform and thus the latter is due a much wider area of the Arctic Ocean, while the implantation of a Russian flag made of titan, 4 km under the North Pole, was not only a symbolic gesture, but one with complex meanings and with possible unpredictable meanings in the near future.
Based on the Continental platform, the GTC is a 2+2, powered by the familiar 6-litre twin-turbo W12, coupled to four-wheel drive and a six-speed ZF auto box.
So the chance to see and hear first hand how the NFU operates on the continental platform, meet some of the key players in Brussels including members of the European Parliament from the West Midlands, is clearly one not to be missed.
As Amina Mama wrote in her editorial for the first issue, Feminist Africa "provides the first continental platform for reflecting on the accumulated wisdom which has matured in the cauldron of post-colonial gender contractions.
The majority of the marine mollusks of economic importance are distributed in the coastal zones, including the inner shallower parts of the continental platform (Cifuentes-Lemus 1990).