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Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) HY2020 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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If the FTSE 100 drops more in March, I’ll look to do these 2 things!

first_imgIf the FTSE 100 drops more in March, I’ll look to do these 2 things! T Sligo | Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 | More on: ULVR I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. For the past couple of weeks, the FTSE 100 has dropped significantly, losing 10% of its value in the past month.On the minds of investors is the coronavirus, of course, and the uncertainty is causing nervousness. No one is sure of the outcome and how businesses will respond to the crisis.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If the market crashes in March, there is no doubt that personal investors will need to exercise caution. It takes a certain kind of character to put money into something when others are pulling out.But here are two things I will be doing in March if the market crashes.Think before sellingWhen the value of your portfolio significantly slumps in value, it will be tempting to sell. You might investigate why you even bought the shares in the first place.I think it is a good thing to question ourselves about why we bought shares in a particular company.But if you have bought shares in a well-managed, good quality firm that has a competitive edge over its rivals, then why would you sell if none of the circumstances change? It might even be a good time to double down and increase your holdings while the prices are low!You will need nerves of steel to buy more and not to sell when the market slides, but it is important to remember that if you sell, you are turning a paper loss into an actual loss.That is not to say that you should never sell your holdings. The circumstances may have changed for the business, or another buying opportunity might have presented itself and you need to release some capital.But I would caution against listening to the noise and instead focus on your investing principles.Buy earmarked sharesOver the past few years, I have identified several good quality companies that I want to buy a slice of.However, the market has not been overly favourable to value investors for the past couple of years. I believe that many good quality stocks have been trading at, or above, intrinsic value.Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is one such company. It is well-managed and also focused on the ethical issues and sustainability that are important to modern consumers. The list of household name brands in its portfolio, like Marmite and Ben & Jerry’s, make it a cash-generating machine. I also believe that in times of economic uncertainty, customers will still buy its low-cost products.The problem for me has always been its valuation. It might be a fair price to pay for a wonderful company. But I am holding off buying Unilever stock unless its price is discounted.Currently, Unilever shares are trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 18, as its share price has slumped by almost 20% in six months.It is certainly not a value investing gem yet, but if it drops much further, I will be buying the shares while they are on sale. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by T Sligolast_img read more

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£3k to invest? I’d buy this surging FTSE 100 stock now!

first_img Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 25th May, 2020 | More on: SMT £3k to invest? I’d buy this surging FTSE 100 stock now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Investing £3,000, or any other amount in the FTSE 100 right now might seem like a risky proposition. Indeed, the coronavirus crisis is still rumbling on, and it is likely to remain a persistent threat to the global economy for some time. However, some FTSE 100 companies are weathering the storm better than others. One operation, in particular, stands out. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 leader The Scottish Mortgage (LSE: SMT) investment trust has one of the best performance records of any London-listed investment business.It’s easy to see why. Over the past decade, the company has owned some of the fastest-growing tech businesses in the world. Over the past few months, many of these businesses have come into their own. For example, the firm’s second-largest holding, online retail giant Amazon, has become a lifeline for many people in the coronavirus pandemic.Lockdowns around the world have prevented people from leaving their homes to shop. Amazon has been able to step in to fill this need at a time when many other retail businesses have been overwhelmed or forced to close. The investment trust’s third and fourth-largest holdings, Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent saw similar benefits when the Chinese economy closed earlier this year. All of these companies have substantially outperformed the broader market in 2020. That’s helped Scottish Mortgage gain more than 10% this year. This performance means it is one of the best performing FTSE 100 stocks in 2020 so far. Long-term growthTechnology is becoming an increasingly important part of our everyday lives. This trend is only likely to accelerate over the next few years. For many people, technology has been a saviour in the coronavirus crisis, and the changes that have come about over the past few months may mean that we adjust the way we live forever.This suggests that the outlook for businesses like Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent is bright. Scottish Mortgage could be one of the best ways to gain access to these companies for UK investors.The FTSE 100 investment company also offers the benefits of diversification. Investing in the technology sector can be quite a challenging process. Many technology businesses struggle in their early days, and a large number fail. However, there are fortunes to be made if you can buy the right companies. As such, the best way to profit from technological change may be to own a diverse basket of stocks. The FTSE 100 investment trust offers a great way to do this at a click of a button.Its portfolio contains a total of 89 different companies, spread across 10 different countries. It also owns several businesses in various sectors, which further reduces risk and increases the chance of a positive total return over the long run. What’s more, shareholders are set to receive a dividend yield of 0.45%. That’s not much, but it’s better than the interest rate available on most savings accounts today.All in all, this trust appears to offer a great way to access a globally diversified basket of tech stocks at the click of a button. last_img read more

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Continued Decline for Indiana Corn and Soybean Crops

first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 25, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News Continued Decline for Indiana Corn and Soybean Crops Drought conditions have spread over most of the state with 55 counties currently under burn bans, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Indiana’s driest May through June occurred in 1988, when an average of just 2.26 inches of rain fell statewide, according to records dating back to 1930. By comparison, 3.75 inches fell this year from May 1 through June 24th, well ahead of 1988 but only 48 percent of normal.Producers are concerned about corn pollination as the crop begins to tassel under very dry conditions. Wheat harvest continued to move northward with better than expected yields in some areas. More and more livestock operations are beginning to feed hay and grain due to deteriorating pasture conditions.FIELD CROPS REPORTThere were 6.8 days suitable for field work during the week. Nine percent of the corn acreage has silked compared with 0 percent last year and 1 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition fell again and is now rated 27 percent good to excellent compared with 57 percent last year at this time. National corn condition also declined 7 points in the last week to 56 percent good to excellent.Fifteen percent of the soybean acreage is blooming compared with 0 percent last year and 1 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition also fell further and is now rated 24 percent good to excellent compared with 57 percent last year at this time. The national 53 percent good to excellent rating marked a 3 percent decline from a week ago.Seventy-two percent of the winter wheat acreage has been harvested compared with 13 percent last year and 21 percent for the 5-year average. Winter Wheat condition is rated 57 percent good to excellent compared with 58 percent last year at this time.LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORTLivestock were under stress most of the week due to the heat and poor grazing conditions. Pasture condition continued to decline and is now rated 11 percent good to excellent compared with 67 percent last year at this time.Source: Indiana NASS Facebook Twitter Continued Decline for Indiana Corn and Soybean Crops SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleState Ag Directors Discuss Common ProblemsNext articleCorn and Bean Price Explosion; More to Come? Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Journalist given two-month sentence for defamation in Algeria

first_imgNews News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2021 Find out more June 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist given two-month sentence for defamation in Algeria RSF_en News Read in arabic / بالعربيةReporters Without Borders is dismayed at the verdict of a court in the western Algerian city of Mascara on 20 May sentencing the journalist Manseur Si Mohamed to two months’ imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 dinars (approx. 500 euros) for “libellous comments”.“Imprisoning a journalist for a press offence is unworthy of a country that has decriminalized defamation in its new media law which took effect in January,” the press freedom organization said.“The conviction of Manseur Si Mohamed shows that the legislative reform is an illusion since it can be bypassed by provisions of the criminal code. The verdict clearly violates Algeria’s international undertakings, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. “The Human Rights Commission notes in its General Comment No. 34: ‘States parties should consider the decriminalization of defamation’ and ‘imprisonment is never an appropriate penalty’.”The court penalized Mohamed, bureau chief of the French-language newspaper La Nouvelle République and head of the Mascara branch of the Algerian Journalists’ Union, for publishing an article on 20 December last year ruled to be defamatory. The article, headlined: “Council of State – What Is It For?” was written as a criticism of the failure to apply rulings by the Supreme Court and the Council of State penalizing public authorities. At the first hearing in Mascara, 300 km west of Algiers, on 6 May, the public prosecutor sought a six-month prison term and a 50,000-dinar fine. The final penalty handed down was two months’ imprisonment, an unfair sentence in the view of Reporters Without Borders.Mohamed’s article criticized the Mascara district tax inspector for refusing to reinstate a senior official whose demotion had been overruled by the Council of State.“These penalties are clearly disproportionate and could discourage Algerian journalists from expressing themselves freely and carrying out investigative work,” the press freedom organization added. Kamel Amami, general secretary of the National Journalists’ Union told Reporters Without Borders two days ago the judges’ verdict was “over-zealous” in bypassing the new media law. He said the union was closely following the case and would appeal against the verdict. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Related documents Journalist given two-month sentence for defamation in Algeria – In arabicPDF – 268.17 KB May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Algeria Organisation News Mohamed himself told the organization that he and his lawyer had filed an appeal on 18 June. He said he was being victimized and the verdict showed that “double standards” were applied to journalists in Algeria. He was pessimistic about the outcome of his appeal. Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditationlast_img read more

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Fairview Rangers Legend Sean Byrnes Passes Away

first_imgPrint soccer ball on the white line at stadiumTODAY we learned of the sad news that Fairview Rangers and Limerick soccer legend Sean Byrnes passed away. Byrnes won the FAI Junior Cup with Fairview Rangers in 1965 and is pictured below with former Fairview Rangers captain Jeffrey Judge with the 2020 FAI Junior Cup trophy in September.Byrnes was the captain of the Fairview side who defeated Douglas FC in the decider in 1965. Byrnes holds the distinction of winning both the FAI Junior Cup with Fairview and FAI Senior Cup with Limerick during a distinguished playing career.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Below is the announcement on the Fairview Rangers official Twitter account. We extend our sympathies to the Byrnes family at this sad time. Email LimerickNewsFairview Rangers Legend Sean Byrnes Passes AwayBy Adrian Finnin – February 12, 2021 377 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads The post Fairview Rangers Legend Sean Byrnes Passes Away appeared first on Sporting Limerick.center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTreaty United Re-sign Four for for Senior SquadNext articlePa Ranahan: Opportunity to play 3rd Level GAA too good to turn down Adrian Finnin WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener The club are sorry to announce Fairview Rangers legend Sean Byrnes has passed away. Sean won FAI medals at Junior and Senior level in his playing days. Here he is pictured below with the FAI Junior Cup in 2020.Our thoughts are with his family at this tough time, RIP pic.twitter.com/Dik9r6w4RE— Fairview Rangers AFC (@AfcFairview) February 11, 2021last_img read more

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All India Central Council of Trade Unions Seeks Intervention In Plea Against Full Payment Of Wages To Employees Amid Lockdown [Read Application]

first_imgTop StoriesAll India Central Council of Trade Unions Seeks Intervention In Plea Against Full Payment Of Wages To Employees Amid Lockdown [Read Application] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 April 2020 9:53 AMShare This – xAll India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) has moved the Supreme Court seeking intervention as a Respondent in a plea against Government order on payment of full wages to employees during the lockdown period. The impugned order was issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on March 29 under Section 10 (2) (l) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, directing all employers…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?LoginAll India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) has moved the Supreme Court seeking intervention as a Respondent in a plea against Government order on payment of full wages to employees during the lockdown period. The impugned order was issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on March 29 under Section 10 (2) (l) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, directing all employers to retain their employees and pay full wages to them throughout the lockdown. The Applicant, through Advocate Aparna Bhat, has submitted that since much of the population relies on private establishments for employment and wages, regulation of the relationship between such establishments and workers is a necessary corollary to fulfill the objective of the DM Act. It averred that employers have been showing significant profits in the past and are in a position to recover their losses. However, if employees are terminated or wages are reduced, it would further deepen the crisis and weaken the financial condition of the employee. “The proper and timely payment of wages will mitigate the disruption caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. The directions issued by the impugned order are necessary measures to safeguard the rights of workers in the face of severe social and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 lockdown… The lockdown and its consequence has affected everyone in the country and has affected the poor and the marginal the most. The employers are mostly profit driven and most of them have been showing significant profits made by them in the preceding period and will be able to recover their losses. It is wholly misconceived to represent the woes of private establishments to be on a worse footing as compared to workers, most of whom are poor with negligible to no savings with many of them being indebted to money lenders. Loss of wages to them will lead to complete loss of their livelihoods,” the application read. The Applicant has contended that the impugned order does not affect the employment contracts and, the relationship between the employer and the worker subsists. Thus, merely because the employers are “unable to provide work” they cannot terminate/ deduct wages of their employees. “The contract between the employer and the worker is that the worker will get his wages as long as he is employed and is ready to work. It cannot be read into the contract that he will not be entitled to wages if the employer is unable to provide him with work. The workers, even though not given work, are expected to abide with all other terms of the contract such as not taking employment elsewhere, not disclosing trade secrets to rivals, etc. In such a situation it is clear that the contract of service is valid and subsisting during the lockdown and workers are entitled to wages under such a contract,” the application states. In the main petition it is contended that the Government cannot invoke Section 10(2)(l) or any other provision of the Disaster Management Act 2005 to impose financial obligations on private sector. Objecting to this, the Applicant has submitted that the DM Act is concerned with disasters and the emergent situation that may arise with each disaster has to be “administratively dealt with” by the executive through its administrative orders issued under the Act. “The act therefore cannot explicitly provide and describe every situation and its objective is to stipulate mechanisms to deal with disasters. The determination of what constitutes such measures has been left to the wisdom of the respective State Authorities,” the Applicant submitted. It has further been contended that the legislative competence of the Govt vis-a-vis the impugned order cannot be called into question in light of the fact that during an emergent situation, Section 35 of the DM Act stipulates that the “central government shall take all such measures as it deems necessary or expedient for the purpose of disaster management.” In this regard the Applicant has further clarified that though Section 35 was not mentioned in the impugned Govt order yet, neither the failure to mention the source, nor even the mention of an incorrect source of power, vitiates the exercise of that power (see Ram Manohar Lohia v. State of Bihar, AIR 1966 SC 740). In view thereof, the Applicant has sought intervention to oppose the Petition. “The right to wages is a pre-existing right which flows, inter alia, from the contract of employment as well as a broader constitutional and statutory scheme flowing from Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution and encompassing, the Payment of Wages Act, the Minimum Wages Act, the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, etc,” the application states. A Karnataka based company has moved Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of two Government orders which directed employers to retain their employees and pay full wages throughout the duration of the ongoing nationwide lockdown. The Petitioner has asserted that the effect of these notifications is such that “an otherwise stable and solvent industrial establishment, especially an MSME establishment, can be forced into insolvency and loss of control of business”. 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Blackstone, LBA Logistics get $944M financing for logistics portfolios

first_imgTagsBank of AmericaBlackstonewarehouses Blackstone’s Jonathan Gray (Photos via Twitter;iStock/Photo Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)An affiliate of asset-manager Blackstone Group and LBA Logistics nabbed $944 million in financing for two industrial portfolios, Commercial Observer reported.The non-recourse loan, originated on Jan. 21, is secured by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, known as BREIT, and LBA’s leasehold interests in 52 warehouse properties divided into two portfolios totaling 9.5 million square feet.Blackstone paid $918 million for a 41 percent stake in the larger of the two portfolios, while eLBA Logistics retained a 20 percent stake. Blackstone also acquired an 85 percent stake in the other portfolio for $644.4 million, with LBA Logistics keeping the rest of it.Read moreBlackstone buys Interior Logic for $1.6BBlackstone revenue jumps in Q4 Share via Shortlink Bank of America, Barlays and Goldman Sachs provided the non-recourse financing. The two warehouse portfolios consist of last-mile facilities on the West Coast and in the Southwest.The larger of the two portfolios consists of seven properties in Seattle, 14 in California, and others in Utah, Nevada and Texas. Half of the other portfolio is in California, with the balance of it scattered across Oregon, Arizona and Washington.Industrial warehouse space has been a stellar performer during the pandemic, as more Americans are ordering goods and services online. While values of other real estate property types have declined 8 percent, industrial real estate has seen an increase of the same amount, according to research firm Green Street.Other investment giants, including KKR and Stockbridge Capital Group, are increasing their bets on logistics as well.[CO] — Georgia Kromrei Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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Cambrian-Ordovician magmatism in the Thiel Mountains, Transantarctic Mountains, and implications for the Beardmore orogeny

first_imgNew field and laboratory studies result in a redefinition of the three main lithostratigraphic units of the Thiel Mountains. These are (1) the Thiel Mountains porphyry, a massive hypersthene-bearing monzonite, faulted against (2) the Mount Walcott Formation, a sequence of shallow-water volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks and dacitic tuffs or flows, and (3) the Reed Ridge granites, coarse-grained biotite granite/granodiorite stocks that cut the porphyry. Genetic relations between the porphyry and both the sedimentary rocks and the granite are proposed. Evidence for a Phanerozoic age indicated by the presence of fossils in the sediments is reinforced by Rb-Sr whole-rock dating that has conclusively established a Late Cambrian or Early Ordovician age (502 ±5 Ma) for the entire sequence. The stratigraphic and tectonic consequences refute all evidence for magmatism in the Transantarctic Mountains associated with the Precambrian “Beardmore orogeny,” the age and status of which are now in doubt.last_img read more

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VBSS Boarding Officer Course Restructured

first_img View post tag: Naval VBSS Boarding Officer Course Restructured View post tag: restructured March 24, 2015 Authorities The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced the successful implementation of changes to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Boarding Officer course, March 20.William Goodnoh, who serves as the course curriculum model manager for VBSS and advanced tactics, said:The changes to the course were nearly across the board from mission planning to the various types of boarding. This stems from major changes to the references that drive the fleet’s training requirements and to the biometric gear itself.Goodnoh highlighted a new blended-learning aspect to the course, which keeps students actively engaged in the learning process. Rather than have boarding officers sit in a classroom for four days and then apply learned skills in a practical exercise, they now begin building their learned skills in lock step or sync with the course.Goodnoh pointed out that this blended-learning approach keeps the students engaged in the training and with the instructors. Instead of sharing old sea stories during breaks, students now discuss course topics such as biometrics because of this new learning approach.The advantage, he added, is that a boarding officer can now pick from among the best of his/her team and train that person or personnel to perform the collection of biometrics when required by the mission task.The Center for Security Forces provides specialized training to more than 28,000 students each year. It has 14 training locations across the United States and around the world.Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Boarding Back to overview,Home naval-today VBSS Boarding Officer Course Restructured View post tag: Officer View post tag: Navy View post tag: VBSS View post tag: courselast_img read more

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