Profit takers drive Wall Street lower

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 9 February 2011 7:19 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com INVESTORS took profits after a recent rise in US stocks today, but a late-hour rally in Bank of America shares helped the Dow squeeze out its eighth straight day of gains. Market participants remain confident that solid corporate earnings will inspire further advances, but a recent string of lightly traded sessions raises worries that buying interest at current levels has dried up.Dow component Cisco Systems reported its second-quarter results, and though the network equipment maker’s profit and sales beat expectations, its margins disappointed and the stock sank 9.4 per cent to $19.97 (£12.40) in extended trading. Energy and materials stocks weighed on indexes, pressured by weakness in emerging markets, a source of heavy demand for raw goods. Chevron was the weakest stock on the Dow, falling 1.5 per cent to $96.24, followed by Alcoa, off 1.4 per cent to $17.16. The Morgan Stanley commodity-related equity index fell one per cent.“We’ve had such a great run that we’re seeing some profit-taking even though there’s really no information out there that’s taking us down,” said Tom Wirth, senior investment officer for Chemung Canal Trust, which manages $1.5bn in Elmira, New York.Dow components Walt Disney and Coca-Cola advanced after reporting strong quarterly sales. Disney was the strongest performer on the index, surging 5.3 per cent to $43.36 and Coke gained 0.4 per cent to $63.15.“Earnings are very strong and they’re what’s keeping the market higher,” Wirth said. “Without Disney and Coke today, the Dow’s losses would be a lot greater.”Gains in Bank of America in the final hour of trading were enough to drag the Dow into positive territory. Shares rose after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said privately he doesn’t know if his cache of internal BofA data contains any big news or scandal, according to three people familiar with Assange’s private discussions about the material. BofA rose 0.2 per cent to $14.64, erasing earlier losses.Trading volume continued to be weak, with only a total of 7.36 billion shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, below last year’s daily average of 8.47 billion.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 6.74 points, or 0.06 per cent, at 12,239.89. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 3.69 points, or 0.28 per cent, at 1,320.88. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 7.98 points, or 0.29 per cent, at 2,789.07. center_img Share whatsapp Profit takers drive Wall Street lower by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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First Quantum Minerals HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgBOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Federico Mendez knocks out Paul Ackford – Eng v Arg 1990

first_imgThursday Jul 19, 2007 Federico Mendez knocks out Paul Ackford – Eng v Arg 1990 This is the haymaker of all haymakers. Possibly the most legendary, and at the same time infamous, punch seen on a rugby field to date.Argentina’s 18-year-old prop Federico Mendez leaves the pitch after being sent off following a punch that laid out England’s Paul Ackford. Mendez was winning only his second cap.He would later claim that he had been provoked by opposing prop Jeff Probyn, whom he accused of stamping on him, and that he had meant to hit Probyn.England won the match 51-0, avenging a 15-13 defeat four months earlier, and secured their first grand slam for 11 years later that season. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Mixed Use House / Makovský & partners

first_img 2014 Architects: Makovský & partners Area Area of this architecture project Mixed Use House / Makovský & partners Photographs Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Manfred Seid+ 36 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Czech Republic Mixed Use Architecture Projects Photographs:  Manfred Seid, Lukas PolacekCooperation:Lukáš PoláčekStructural Engineering:Projekt Holding, a.s., BrnoGeneral Contractor:Makovský & partners, BrnoArchitects:Zdeněk Makovský, Daniel Makovský, Adam SirotekCity:BrnoCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manfred SeidRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcConceptTo present a building of a universal typology constrained by the narrow plot in urban context. To create a clear structure, to use materials and details which evoke the atmosphere of minimalist architecture.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidReportMakovský & partners designed and built a terraced house in the Brno neighbourhood of Žabovřesky where the plots are typically narrow and constrained. Although this 105 m2 site faces a busy street we managed to create 1027 m3 of quiet comfortable space. The structure is divided into a four-story house and a one-story courtyard pavilion that meet/connect in a sunlit atrium.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidThe design of clear geometrical schema is reflected in the prefab concrete structure and aims to create a universal space on each floor. The proportions of the volumes, their zoning, and the dimensions of the exterior and interior spaces rigorously reflect the human scale. The transparency of the building, the architecture of both horizontal and vertical flat surfaces allows creating a continuous space between the street and the inner pavilion on this long, only 4.8m wide, plot. The exposed reinforced concrete load-bearing structure of the external skin intentionally contrasts with the dematerializing white colour of the transverse stiffening walls and the horizontal and vertical interior surfaces /thermal insulation, floor finishes/. This abstract solution creates an atmosphere of concentration and does not burden the human psyche with details. At the same time the large glazing on the front facade communicates with the busy street and the upper floors have views of the city.  Rational architecture and maximal reduction is a long-term programme of the Makovský & partners studio.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidThe main entrance from the street Minská opens to a corridor which leads to the atrium where is situated a steel staircase that makes access to the upper floors. Behind the dominant glass wall of the atrium is discovered the low courtyard pavilion – a “studio” lit by the skylights. The four-story building has a disposition repeated on all floors: two spaces with generous glazing which are separated by a core with minimalist bathroom and kitchenette.Save this picture!SectionThe constrained site with high ground water level required foundation on micro-piles. The limited width of 4.8m site was overcome by the prefabricated structure of the reinforced concrete external skin and stiffening internal walls. The insulation material Multipor was used to create a thermal comfort as well as to enhance fire protection.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidDuring the construction the Makovský & Partners office has learned how difficult and economically demanding is to build on terraced plot in the city development. The construction could be realized only thanks to the understanding and generosity of the investor.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Legacy of Wells Coates: A Mini-Documentary About Modern IconsArchitecture NewsHouse 1 / Alexis DornierSelected Projects Share Year:  CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses•Brno, Czech Republic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787398/mixed-use-house-makovsky-and-partners Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787398/mixed-use-house-makovsky-and-partners Clipboard “COPY” Mixed Use House / Makovský & partnersSave this projectSaveMixed Use House / Makovský & partners CopyAbout this officeMakovský & partnersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesBrnoCzech RepublicPublished on May 15, 2016Cite: “Mixed Use House / Makovský & partners” 15 May 2016. ArchDaily. 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Rachael Tyler – Rising Star at IoF Fundraising Convention 2016

first_imgRachael Tyler – Rising Star at IoF Fundraising Convention 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  101 total views,  1 views today Rachael Tyler is the fifth speaker in the Rising Stars session in the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Convention this month.Tyler, Fundraising & Data Assistant at Rose Road Association, spoke about the importance of data hygiene for charities, arguing that it was the first step to fundraising success.She joined other fundraisers who had not spoken at Fundraising Convention in a new session designed to highlight up and coming fundraisers.Missed the other Rising Stars whom we’ve featured so far? Watch them:Russell BensonSali GrayMichael WinehouseLizzi Hollis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention Recruitment / people Advertisement  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Howard Lake | 28 July 2016 | News 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.last_img read more

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Pet Bath, Dip & Shots event

first_imgHumane Society of OdessaThe Humane Society of Odessa, 7012 W. Mockingbird Lane, has scheduled a Pet Bath, Dip & Shots event from noon to 3 p.m. today.Costs include $10 for bath and dip (free bandana); $4 for nail trims; $13 for puppy and adult dog shots (parvo/distemper 5-in-1 & bordetella, no rabies); $20 rattlesnake vaccine; $18 for kitten and adult cat shots (feline leukemia 5-in-1); and $2 wormer.Walk-ins only. Previous articleGOOD NEWS: New endowed chair largest gift in Sul Ross historyNext articleSales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 28-30 admin Facebook By admin – April 28, 2018 Humane Society of Odessa logo Pinterest WhatsApp Local Newscenter_img WhatsApp Pet Bath, Dip & Shots event Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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By a nose

first_img Comments are closed. TheTD2000 judges had enormous difficulty in picking the winner of the Award.Patrick McCurry looks at the impressive work of the runners upBothBarclay’s Bank Small Business Banking and TGI Friday’s – the runners up in theTD2000 Award – showed an impressive commitment to training and had put in placemajor programmes that were linked to the companies’ business strategies.Atrestaurant chain TGI Friday’s an element of fun is injected into the trainingof its predominantly young workforce. But the overall strategy is serious – toenable the company to grow and maintain its leadership position in the UK’supmarket American-style restaurant market.ForBarclays’ Small Business Banking the challenge has been to transform itsbranch-based small business managers into proactive winners of new customers bytraining them in sourcing new business, cold calling and improved customer service.OnTGI Fridays’ approach, co-judge Nigel Crouch says, “We found a tremendousenergy among staff, from the managing director to table and back-of-houseemployees, and a lot of that is down to the training.”Headds that he was particularly impressed by the training of restaurant staff incustomer service and how to respond to different categories of customer. Thecompany’s innovative programme includes an invented board game in which staffare put in teams and asked questions on menus and customer care. Chocolate barsare awarded to the winning team.Crouch’sjudging colleague Paul Kearns agrees. “In a very competitive business, TGIFridays’ customer care training has obviously helped them enormously in theirsuccess.”OnBarclays, Crouch stresses the significant culture change that the trainingdepartment is pushing through. “It is always very difficult changing acompany’s culture but the Barclays’ trainers seem to have been very successfulin giving people the tools and the confidence to change behaviour.”EffectiveevaluationBothcompanies have made significant efforts to introduce effective evaluation oftraining and use the Kirpatrick model. Butevaluation, particularly measuring the impact of training on the bottom line,is still seen as a tricky area to pin down.“Youfind there are always lots of other factors, ranging from the general economyto new products and re-organisations, that make it very difficult to quantifytraining’s contribution,” says Alastair Camp, managing director of BarclaysSmall Business Banking.Barclaysand TGI Friday’s had significantly different challenges that their training hadto meet.TGIFriday’s was founded in the US in 1965 the company opened its first restaurantin the UK in 1985 and now has 41 units employing 4,000 “team members” and 250managers. Wholly owned in the UK by Whitbread, Friday’s continues to expand andhas opened nine outlets in the last nine months.“Alot of our imitators have either failed in the UK or are stagnant and we putdown a huge part of our success to our training,” says training manager JaneBriggs-Birkitt.Theattitude to training is to make it as interesting and fun as possible, saysmanaging director Neil Riding. “In the past, young people would have feltobliged to stay in a job for a couple of years but today there’s no socialstigma attached to walking out if you don’t enjoy it.”Thecommitment to training and development stretches from the restaurant floor tothe boardroom, he says, noting that all senior management spend a couple ofspells each year waiting tables so as to keep in touch with the coalface.Friday’sis keen to involve staff as far as possible in training, says Briggs-Birkitt.For example, it was a group of the company’s “master bartenders” that puttogether a training video on the making of cocktails.HighstandardsThereare also regular competitions to encourage high standards, such as bartender ofthe year and back-of-house team of the year.Ayear ago Friday’s introduced training co-ordinators into all its restaurants,with a brief to train in-store trainers and to handle the induction andon-going training of team members.“Thetraining co-ordinator role was brought in to reduce the risk that trainingwould be battling for attention from the general manager,” says Riding.Themove was also partly triggered by a desire to reduce staff turnover which,although down by 10 per cent in the past year, is still too high, he says.MarkJones, general manager at the newly opened Northampton outlet, says, “Our trainingco-ordinator attends management meetings every week so she understands thebusiness issues and if I have a particular problem, say food quality, I cantalk to her about a training solution.”Theinduction process for new team members is handled by the training co-ordinatorand involves three days’ off-the-job training, which can involve games and roleplay, backed up by homework and testing. Then new staff spend three daysworking with colleagues and then “go solo” in the restaurant for two weeks. Atthe end of that period they are assessed by the training co-ordinator and maybe awarded certification.MotivationNewstaff know they can move up the organisation quickly if they have themotivation and a supervisory role of shift manager is possible within three tosix months.Formanagers a new fast-track programme has been developed, a two-week off-siteprogramme which replaces the previous modular two-year scheme.Briggs-Birkittsays the old scheme was taking too long for such a fast-growing business andwas also expensive at £3,500, partly because of the high travel costs to attendmodules.Thenew programme costs £1,400 per delegate and involves a week spent at Fridays’Northampton offices followed by a week in mid-Wales, including outdoor challenges,for team building and communications exercises. There are now plans toincorporate some of the programme on Whitbread’s intranet.NickArmitage, director of training for Whitbread’s restaurant division, says otherWhitbread brands have learned from Fridays’ approach to training.“Iwas with a group of people from the Costa café chain recently and we felt therewas a lot we could learn from TGI Friday’s training, such as launching internalcompetitions like bartender of the year.”Butit is not all about contests and games, says Briggs-Birkitt, noting that thecompany takes training evaluation seriously. Itfollows the Kirkpatrick model of four levels of evaluation, beginning withdelegate reaction to training, followed by whether the original learning aimswere met, how it changed behaviour in the workplace and the impact on thebusiness.CourseevaluationAtlevel one, staff who have undergone training fill out course evaluation formsand comments are constantly sought, for example from team members on amanager’s return to the restaurant after a course.Forlevel two there are regular reviews by trainers to ensure objectives are beingmet, course contents are referred to when appraisals are carried out andquizzes are used to assess how effective the learning experience has been.Assessingchanged behaviour in the workplace is achieved by a variety of methods,including pre- and post-course reviews, observation of the trainee and feedbackfrom peers and department heads.Whenit comes to the impact on the business, one of the main objectives of thetraining is to reduce staff turnover as this has a positive impact on otherareas, such as customer complaints.Whileit is difficult to isolate training’s role, there has been a drop in teammember turnover since initiatives such as training co-ordinators wereintroduced a year ago.Barclays’Small Business Banking, based at Westwood Business Park, Coventry, also takesevaluation seriously and uses the Kirkpatrick model. Butquantifying the business impact of training is by no means an exact science,says managing director Alastair Camp.“Wehave ambitious targets to win business from our competitors this year and sofar we are on course and you can infer that our training programme hassomething to do with it, but it is hard to quantify.”Itis clear, however, that the £2m “Developing the Relationship” programme hasplayed a big part in turning often reactive small business banking managersinto more effective and proactive income generators.Themove was partly triggered by the declining use of branches by small businesses.In the past managers would wait until small business customers contacted thebank but in today’s competitive environment bank managers must take theinitiative.Morethan 2,000 staff have been trained over the last two years, says head of smallbusiness training Peter Hurst. “Ithas all been about encouraging staff to pick up the phone and research leadsfor new business, either from existing customers or from our rivals.”RolesredefinedRoleshad been redefined so that there was less paperwork but many of the bankerswere not used to cold calling for business and felt intimidated, says trainingmanager Debbie Stone.“Becausepeople were apprehensive about using the phone to win new business we decidedto try and make the training as fun as possible, while getting some seriouspoints across.”Thetraining team developed the concept of a train journey and the four days of thecourse were presented as four “carriages” – identifying new business, winningit from both start-ups and rival banks, retaining it and growing the customerbase.“Peoplereally latched on to the train theme and we even had our own theme, the O’Jays’song Love Train,” says Stone.Thecourse was developed with the help of an outside consultant, specialising intelephone training.“Theyalso wanted to deliver it and said we wouldn’t be able to but we were keen forour trainers to do it so in the early days we worked together and then therewas a handover to our trainers,” says Hurst.RapidrapportThecourse covered a variety of phone techniques, such as how to build a rapidrapport with potential customers, as well as training in time management sothat bankers would be able to effectively research and plan their strategies.Dummyphone calls by delegates were assessed and phone manner analysed so that, bythe final afternoon, bankers were able to make genuine calls.“Manywere amazed that they were able to do it and by the range of new leads theycould generate from a few targeted calls,” says Stone.Akey decision, says Hurst, was to ensure that regional teams attended the coursewithin a three-month time frame. “Whatwe didn’t want was people attending piecemeal so that someone got back to theoffice fired up but his colleagues didn’t know what he was talking about.”Evaluationtechniques have shown surprisingly high feedback, says Hurst. For example, backat the workplace 96 per cent of team leaders said the number of accounts wonfrom rival banks had increased following the course, while 89 per cent saidthere had been an increase in the level of customer deposits.“Ourincome runs into hundreds of millions of pounds and this year it’s up 10 percent,” says Alastair Camp. “Whilewe never attached a hard financial figure to the return we expected from thetraining, if it wasn’t worth £10m over two or three years we would bedisappointed.” Previous Article Next Article By a noseOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Age and origin of coeval TTG, I- and S-type granites in the Famatinian belt of NW Argentina

first_imgThree granitoid types are recognised in the Famatinian magmatic belt of NW Argentina, based on lithology and new geochemical data: (a) a minor trondhjemite–tonalite–granodiorite (TTG) group, (b) a metaluminous I-type gabbro-monzogranite suite, and (c) S-type granites. The latter occur as small cordieritic intrusions associated with 1-type granodiorites and as abundant cordierite-bearing facies in large batholithic masses. Twelve new SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages establish the contemporaneity of all three types in Early Ordovician times (mainly 470-490 Ma ago). Sr- and Nd-isotopic data suggest that, apart from some TTG plutons of asthenospheric origin, the remaining magmas were derived from a Proterozoic crust-lithospheric mantle section. Trace element modelling suggests that the TTG originated by variable melting of a depleted gabbroid source at 10-12kbar, and the I-type tonalite-granodiorite suite by melting of a more enriched lithospheric source at c. 5 kbar. The voluminous intermediate and acidic I-types involved hybridisation with lower and middle crustal melts. The highly peraluminous S-type granites have isotopic and inherited zircon patterns similar to those of Cambrian supracrustal metasedimentary rocks deposited in the Pampean cycle, and were derived from them by local anatexis. Other major components of the S-type batholiths involved melting of deep crust and mixing with the I-type magmas, leading to an isotopic and geochemical continuum.last_img read more

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BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Pepperdine Thursday

first_img Brad James The Cougars lead the Waves 13-9 all-time as well. The Waves score 77.9 points per game and give up 73.6 points per contest while sporting a 9-9 record and 2-2 in WCC play. The Cougars come in at 11-8 and 3-1 in conference play while junior forward Yoeli Childs is the reigning WCC player of the week. The Cougars score 83.3 points per game and give up 78.3 points per contest. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMALIBU, Calif.-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball visits Pepperdine, fresh off of two consecutive victories in West Coast Conference play over Portland and Santa Clara. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Colbey Ross/Kameron Edwards/Pepperdine Men’s Basketball/Yoeli Childscenter_img Sophomore guard Colbey Ross posts 19 points per game and redshirt junior forward Kameron Edwards averages 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Waves. January 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Pepperdine Thursday Childs is averaging 22.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the Cougars as well. Written by In wins over the Pilots and Broncos, Childs averaged 27.5 points and 9 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent from the field, 55.6 percent behind the arc and 82.4 percent at the foul line.last_img read more

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