Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTripple Gee & Company Plc manufactures and sells paper and packaging products in Nigeria and specialising in printing financial instruments and security documents. The company services the banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors as well as government regulatory bodies. Security documents include MICR encoded and personalised cheques, dividend warrants, share certificates, ballot papers and election stationary as well as licenses and permits, customs revenue collection forms and receipts, statement of accounts, utility bills and pension contributions. Tripple Gee & Company Plc also offers packaging and labeling products which includes pharmaceutical labels, anti-counterfeit labels and packaging labels such as printed nylon, BOPP, PVC and shrink packaging products. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tripple Gee & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Submit a Press Release Washington National Cathedral light show draws those who don’t normally visit church People sit on the floor of the Washington National Cathedral nave around Earth Music Effects musicians on Feb. 10, 2020, for a “Space, Light and Sound” show as part of Seeing Deeper Week at the cathedral. Photo: Adelle M. Banks/RNS[Religion News Service — Washington, D.C.] Some people looked straight up, watching the lights and shadows crossing Washington National Cathedral’s neo-Gothic arches. Others stared directly ahead, listening intently to meditative world music emanating from a trio playing instruments from across the globe.A child rocked to the gentle music and a man nodded to the beat as the altar was bathed in a background of purplish fog.Over three 45-minute immersive sessions, “Space, Light and Sound,” part of the cathedral’s “Seeing Deeper Week” (Feb. 10-14), drew more than 2,000 people of several faiths, as well as the nonreligious and unaffiliated, including many grandchildren and grandparents of both groups.With the cathedral’s nave emptied of the 1,400 chairs normally arranged in neat rows facing the altar, the crowd sat, stood or stretched out on the floor in the center of the nearly 500-foot-long space.“A lot of people who would never come here for church come here for this, which is part of the point,” said Kevin Eckstrom, chief communications officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s cathedral, often the setting for funerals of state and rites for other national figures. After offering the show for free for three years, for the past two the cathedral has charged $10 per person to control the size of the crowds and help defray the cost of the event.People sit on the floor of the Washington National Cathedral nave around Earth Music Effects musicians on Feb. 10, 2020, for a “Space, Light and Sound” show as part of Seeing Deeper Week at the cathedral. Photo: Adelle M. Banks/RNSNina Goodwine, 33, who describes herself as spiritual but not religious, said she normally wouldn’t darken the door of a cathedral but said that as a fan of art installations she decided to attend the first of the light- and sound-filled events on a rainy Monday night.“I meditated for, like, two minutes while I was here when the music was playing, so for me there was a spiritual aspect to it,” said Goodwine, who learned about the event on Instagram and traveled half an hour from Takoma Park, Maryland. “I think just being in here, just the scale of everything with the color, it’s a spiritual experience, just looking at it.”Jaiden Patel, a 9-year-old Hindu boy who attended the second session with his mother and grandmother, described it as the “best 30 bucks spent ever.”“I thought I was just in a new world,” he marveled.Michael Wright, an expert on the connections between religion and art, pointed out that, while shows like “Space, Light and Sound” have become a popular draw at cathedrals around the world in recent years, they are part of a millennia-long tradition of artists creating or interacting with religious spaces.Across the world, cathedrals have welcomed people to see their spaces in a new light — both inside and out.The exterior of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio has been the background for a video art installation that draws tourists. The facade of Notre Dame, the famed Parisian edifice that suffered a devastating fire last year, was lit up in 2017 to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Several English cathedrals, including Gloucester and Guildford, opened 2020 with immersive shows.The Washington National Cathedral is illuminated on Feb. 10, 2020 for a “Space, Light and Sound” show as part of Seeing Deeper Week at the cathedral. Photo: Adelle M. Banks/RNSMeanwhile, art aimed at inducing spiritual experiences has appeared outside sacred spaces. Wright is the head of communications for Bridge Projects, a new Los Angeles gallery that recently displayed Phillip K. Smith III’s “10 Columns,” in which mirrored panels simulated sunrises and sunsets in a mostly dark room, an effect visitors called “meditative.” Ellsworth Kelly’s free-standing structure “Austin” resembles a cathedral with stained glass “tumbling squares.”“For me it’s exciting to see yet another example of churches waking up to the aesthetic possibilities of their own space and then the general public waking up to the spiritual qualities of art,” said Wright, who earned a master’s degree in theology and the arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. “I see in an experience like these light installations evidence that these worlds are remembering one another and kind of interpenetrating in new ways.”The shows often highlight the artistry of the buildings themselves. Several evenings a week throughout the year, Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada, presents “Aura,” an immersive event that lights up its interior and fills it with an original soundtrack.“We wanted to continue to reveal the richness of our basilica and continue to invite people to see and celebrate its beauty from another angle than the daily visit,” said Claudia Morissette, the basilica’s director. More than 215,000 people attended “Aura,” produced by Moment Factory, in 2019, compared to an average of 800,000 who visit each year for guided tours.“Aura,” which costs 28 Canadian dollars per ticket, shows off the artwork and interior décor of the Catholic church as an experience in itself, as did a previous light show at the basilica, “Et la lumière fut” (“And then there was light”). “We like the idea of being inclusive with this experience in particular,” said Morissette, who said that people view the show in different ways. “I think it is half entertainment and half spiritual experience.”An “Aura” presentation at Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. Photo courtesy of Moment FactoryAt Washington National Cathedral, attendees of “Space, Light and Sound” talked about how relaxing the 45 minutes were — a welcome break from traffic, dinner preparations and worries about next activities with their kids. One man who had removed his shoes for the show said he wouldn’t have to take his anxiety medication that night.Couples held hands as musicians from Earth Music Effects played drums, along with wind instruments and seedpod rattles that evoked forest sounds like chirping birds and flowing water. A woman held her child in front of her as they listened and watched the lights, which were provided by Atmosphere Lighting.Diane Pruitt, a Catholic who missed last year’s show because it had sold out, said the mixture of art in the cathedral broadened her appreciation for how such a sacred space could be used.“I’ve never seen anything quite like this. The combination of the laser show and the music was just unbelievable,” she said. “You’re in the cathedral, but here, it just changes the whole experience.”Tim Whittemore, a musician from Earth Music Effects, plays a didgeridoo during the Washington National Cathedral’s “Space, Light and Sound” show on Feb. 10, 2020 as part of Seeing Deeper Week at the cathedral. Photo: Adelle M. Banks/RNSThis article was originally published by Religion News Service. 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Photographs: Laurian Ghinitoiu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Area: 1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902003/block-plus-void-house-bundschuh-architekten Clipboard Manufacturers: Bembe, Sto, CREO Rooms, EstriCon GmbH, Holz & Raum, Metallbau Stoof GmbHSave this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuText description provided by the architects. The project is located in Berlin on a site bombed during the war, subsequently used as a storage site for segments of the Berlin Wall. It consists of two buildings, one housing the residence and exhibition spaces of an art collector, the other 6 loft apartments. It was organized in the form of a “Baugruppe”, a collective Building project. Germany Block+Void House / Bundschuh ArchitektenSave this projectSaveBlock+Void House / Bundschuh ArchitektenSave this picture!© Laurian Ghinitoiu+ 39Curated by María Francisca González Share Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuThe building concept is driven by our ongoing research into typologies of residential design. The complex has characteristics of free-standing suburban buildings and the typical Berlin tenement blocks, but references as well the French “hotel particulier”. All are translated and compressed into a dense urban context, where they explore the boundaries between the public and the private, the social and the intimate.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuBreaking with the Berlin tradition of closed blocks with continuous roof lines, the ensemble consists of two buildings grouped around a public courtyard. Public space expands onto the plot; a large light installation entices passers-by into the courtyard where changing installations from the owner’s art collection provide unexpected encounters.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuThe stair tower acts as a vertical continuation of the horizontal public space on the ground level. As a semi-private communal area, it extends up to the individual front doors of the apartment units. By crossing a noticeable gap, the concept of the individual threshold is emphasized with a seamless continuity between the urban scale and the detail scale.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuEach loft unit has three open exposures, connecting the living spaces to the streetscape through large, floor-to ceiling fixed glazing. “Tapestry doors” provide both ventilation and emergency egress openings.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuThe spatial concept evolves naturally out of an analysis of views the site offers. As a continuation of landscape concepts, these views are translated into the urban and architectural scale. On the urban scale, they reference and focus on the neighboring industrial chimneys and power plant structures. The spatial borders of the living spaces are shifted into the extended urban sphere, in a reference to the concept of the “borrowed landscape” found in English and Chinese landscape gardens.Save this picture!SectionOn the architectural scale, the views define an interconnectivity between all spaces inside both the collectors house and the adjoining apartment units, thus creating a strong sense of closeness and neighborhood, of community and proximity.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuThe concept of “entre court et jardin”, originally used to describe the complex relationships of public and private spaces in French “hotels particuliers”, is referenced again in the spatial arrangement of the collector’s house: The counterpart of the public “court” on the street level is the private garden located on the roof, with the living spaces found in between. From the living spaces, directed views connect to both formal and informal outdoor spaces with different degrees of privacy.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuSave this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuThe project, though seemingly minimalistic and abstract, thus functions at some complexity on many levels of urban and historic contextuality.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuProject gallerySee allShow lessBreadway Bakery / Lera Brumina + Artem TrigubchakSelected ProjectsTetris House / Massive OrderSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Michaelkirchstrasse 12, Berlin, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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A powerful and forward-planning Workers Assembly Against Racism was held at Union Square in New York City on Oct. 18. Participants projected the possibilities of workers’ power through general strikes, shutdowns and mass actions to dramatically push back ongoing attacks — including police and racist violence, evictions, lack of stimulus money, lack of protective gear and tests, and a threatened fascist electoral coup within the current dysfunctional system.Yhamir Chabur speaks to the Workers Assembly Against Racism, New York City, Oct. 18. WW Photo: Toni ArensteinThere was a great deal of unity behind a call to build for a mass action on Saturday, Nov. 7, four days after the presidential election, as a time that a workers’ intervention in an unfolding crisis would resonate.The assembly, co-chaired by Terrea Mitchell and Joan Hwang of Peoples’ Power Assembly NYC and Lorraine Liriano of Call to Action on Puerto Rico, was opened by Larry Holmes of Workers World Party, who spoke on the potential of a Workers Assembly Against Racism.Approximately 70 community activists participated, including Chris Silvera, secretary-treasurer and principal officer of Teamsters Local 808, and Charles Jenkins of Transport Workers Union Local 100 and president of the NYC chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. These speakers emphasized the ability of workers to intervene decisively.Mahoma Lopez of the Laundry Workers Center and Eliana Jaramillo of the Street Vendor Project focused on demands of migrant workers. Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report and Omowale Clay of the December 12 Movement raised the systemic racism not addressed in elections. The enormity of the current crisis that requires an urgent mass response was the focus of remarks by Jessica Schwartz of New York Community Action Project, Rafael Agosto Miranda of Boricua Resistencia Nueva York, as well as by Lucy Cruz, Tsehai Hiwot, Comrade Shahid, Sara Flounders, Tony Murphy, Yhamir Chabur and others.Speakers emphasized the power of the mass shutdowns and rebellions which followed the racist police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the dramatic work shutdowns by professional athletes, all of which demonstrated the growing consciousness for continued mass action.The recent call by Labor for Black Lives for mass work stoppages and the call for a general strike by the Rochester (N.Y.) Labor Council if Trump tries to steal the presidential election affirm the need for a workers’ response far more decisive than voting.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Local News WhatsApp West Texas Blowout Pinterest Facebook The West Texas Blowout has been scheduled for May 22 at the Midland County Horseshoe Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.Doors open at 3:30 p.m.Featured entertainment will be presented by Erik Y Su Grupo Massore, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution, Tristan Ramos, La Mafia, Los Musicales, David Lee Garza, Jay Perez, Ram Herrera, and Savannah.For tickets or more information, visit westtexasblowout.com. Pinterest By Odessa American – May 9, 2021 Previous articleSCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Persistence pays off for Alpine’s PendersNext articleBasin 52 call for artists Odessa American Twitter Twitter TAGSWest Texas Blowout Facebook WhatsApp
Facebook Foyle MLA seeks meeting urgent meeting with Debenhams administrators By News Highland – August 14, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter Previous articleOver 25 Donegal projects planned for Heritage WeekNext articleDonegal has had more than 496 confirmed Covid-19 cases News Highland Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 A Foyle MLA says there are serious concerns for the future of Debenhams in Northern Ireland, after more than 70 redundancies were announced this week, 22 of them at the Foyleside Shopping Centre in Derry.The company is currently in administration, and Karen Mullan is seeking an urgent meeting with the administrators to discuss their future plans.They have said there are no plans to close any more stores, but Karen Mullan says in light of the sudden closure of all stores in the Republic last April, she’s not satisfied with the assurances given……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/karendebs1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – November 20, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Pinterest Funeral of Lee Early taking place on Arranmore today Pinterest Facebook Previous articleDonegal TDs motion on Personal Assistance Services passes in DailNext articleColm Cavanagh commits to 14th season with Tyrone News Highland The funeral of a young man who drowned off Arranmore Island is to take place later.Lee Early died after becoming trapped in his car when it slipped off a pier into the sea on Sunday morning.Tributes have poured in over the past number of days describing Lee Early as a highly-regarded and popular young man.The 26-year-old was from Arranmore, worked on the islands ferry, and was also a volunteer with the local RNLI.He drowned in the early hours of Sunday morning, after the car he and a friend were in slipped off Poolawaddy Pier into the sea.The other man managed to get to shore and raise the alarm.Lee’s funeral will take place at midday today in St. Crone’s Church on Arranmore.He’ll be laid to rest afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews
Taking A Knee Against AmericaDr. Richard Moss, Candidate for Congress, Condemns the NFL Players and OwnersJasper, Indiana. Dr. Richard Moss, candidate for Congress, condemned the actions of NFL players and owners for “taking a knee” during the national anthem. He, like millions of Americans, is offended by the lack of respect shown by the coddled millionaire athletes of the NFL.“These millionaire players have no appreciation for their country and how lucky they are. They live in the lap of luxury in the greatest country in the world, earn millions every year playing a game, and enjoy a lifestyle they could never have anywhere else.”“The singing of the national anthem before sporting events is an American tradition that we have enjoyed for more than a hundred years, dating back to World War I. It is an American custom to put politics aside before a game and pay homage to our flag and country. When football players ‘take a knee,’ they dishonor the flag and the country it represents. They dishonor the millions of patriotic Americans who love their country and are fans of the NFL. And they dishonor the millions of Americans who have served in the military and sacrificed to preserve our rights, and the police who protect us daily in our communities.”“I’ve got news for the pampered, uneducated millionaires – you are not victims and you are not oppressed. You are among the most privileged people on earth. I agree with President Trump that it would be the right thing for the owners to fire these players.”“It is not a free speech issue. The NFL banned teams from honoring five murdered Dallas cops and 9/11 victims. If players want to pray on the field before a game they would not be allowed. Free speech is protected, it seems, only when it promotes a leftist, anti-American agenda.”“Patriotic Americans are tired of being insulted by Hollywood movie stars, fake media, late night comedians, and now by millionaire narcissist athletes who don’t appreciate how good they have it in this country. They have had enough of the left politicizing everything including football games.”“If players are entitled to free speech then so are Americans who honor their flag and country. Patriotic Americans have a right to criticize them and to stop going to their games, watching them on TV, or buying the products of their sponsors. Take a page from the left and boycott them. Its time to defend our culture and traditions and stand up for America.”Dr. Richard Moss is a board certified head and neck cancer surgeon and was a candidate for Congress in 2016. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice in Jasper and Washington, IN for over 20 years. He is married with four children.For more information visit RMoss4Congress.com. Contact us at [email protected] Find Moss For Congress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Pinterest (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Holcomb’s latest public-health order outlines for the first time potential enforcement actions for businesses who ignore coronavirus precautions.Holcomb announced Wednesday he’d institute new limits on large gatherings, linked to the four-level weekly COVID risk score calculated by the Indiana State Department of Health. The text of the 15-page order spells out additional requirements businesses must follow, and says state and local health departments, police, the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, or the Indiana Department of Homeland Security can act against businesses which defy those orders.The order recommends a three-step process, starting with a verbal warning to correct “unsafe practices.” That would be followed by a written order, with businesses who still don’t comply subject to shutdown. The order says businesses closed down for noncompliance should be referred to state licensing boards or the secretary of state for possible license revocation.The state followed that progression earlier this year with businesses who defied a lockdown order, but this is the first time it’s been explicitly applied to routine precautions. The order says businesses must mark off six-foot social distancing with signs or floor markings, make sanitizer readily available, and require employees to wear masks. It also requires restaurants, bars and clubs to keep tables six feet apart, and require patrons to remain seated.The order requires businesses to post signs directing customers to wear masks, and recommends they deny admittance to those who won’t.The order also limits spectators at most high school sporting events. Counties in the high-risk “red zone” — currently Clay, Decatur, Fayette, Fountain, LaGrange, Newton, Perry, Union and Warren — are barred from allowing any spectators other than players’ parents, guardians, or siblings. All but five of Indiana’s other 83 counties are in the “approaching high risk” orange zone, and are limited to quarter-capacity. The order says the Marion County Health Department and the I-H-S-A-A will work out a separate spectator plan for the state high school football championships at Lucas Oil Stadium over Thanksgiving weekend.Spectators other than family members are banned from community sports events in orange and red counties.As Holcomb announced on Wednesday, public or private gatherings other than religious services are subject to capacity limits based on risk level. The moderate-risk “yellow zone” — currently Crawford, Fulton, Monroe, Putnam and Switzerland Counties — are allowed gatherings of up to 100 people. The limit is 50 people in orange counties and 25 in red counties, unless the local health department approves in advance a plan for handling more.While counties with worsening virus numbers can be moved to a higher risk level, counties must show improving numbers for two straight weeks before being moved to a lower level.Local governments can impose stricter limits if they want. Indianapolis and Fishers have already done so.The order runs through December 12 but can be extended or revised. Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 13, 2020 6 524 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Governor Holcomb recommends enforcement actions for businesses that fail to comply w/COVID-19 precautions WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Joseph County and South Bend officials urge the public to interact virtually with local governmentsNext articleIndiana Hospital Association applauds Gov. Holcomb’s new restrictions Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Notre Dame geologists have discovered an important piece of the puzzle that is the chemical composition of the earth’s mantle – the layer of semi-liquid rock directly below the earth’s crust. Antonio Simonetti, associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering and Earth Sciences and Ph.D. candidate Wei Chen recently published their findings on carbonatites and the composition of the mantle in the scientific journal “Nature Communications”, which is the third-ranked journal in the field. Carbonatites are igneous rocks the composition of which is at least 50 percent magmatic carbonate minerals, Simonetti said. These rocks are often expelled from volcanoes and are formed in melts, which are the collections of magma from the mantle that form magma chambers within the earth’s crust, such as those within volcanoes, he said. Simonetti said studying carbonatites leads to a better understanding of the composition of the mantle from which the melts and subsequently the carbonatites themselves are formed. “I’ve always tried to look at carbonatites as messengers of the chemical composition of the earth’s mantle,” Simonetti said. Simonetti said the discovery helps answer a question that has “plagued” researchers for decades, which is “What is the primary composition of carbonate rich melts?” Essentially, Simonetti and Chen have shown that carbonate rich melts contain large amounts of the alkalis potassium and sodium in addition to the large amounts of carbon dioxide and calcium already known to be in such melts. “Geologists thought carbonatites were coming from calcium or carbon dioxide rich regions, but in reality these areas are also sodium and potassium rich,” he said. This better understanding of the composition of melts also helps explain the discrepancy between old carbonatites, which contain little potassium or sodium, and the new carbonatites being produced by the world’s only active carbonatite volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania, which contain a significant amount of potassium and sodium, Simonetti said. “It was very surprising. We didn’t know what to expect, but it was the least likely outcome,” he said. “For me it’s a huge impact. This work is going to have a big impact on the igneous petrology community.” The discovery came as a result of studying melt inclusions in 120 million year old carbonatites from the Oka complex in Canada, specifically southwestern Quebec, Simonetti said. Melt inclusions are micron-sized – a micron is one millionth of a meter – pockets of melt material trapped within the crystals of carbonatites as they form in the cooling melt, Simonetti said. Melt inclusions contain everything present in the surrounding melt at the time they were formed, as opposed to carbonatites, which contain only select minerals that precipitate from the surrounding melt. Thus, melt inclusions reveal the initial composition of a carbonatite rich melt, he said. The chemical signatures of the melt inclusions from the Oka carbonatites were analyzed and significant amounts of sodium and potassium were present in the trapped melt, even though the surrounding carbonatite was only calcium and carbon rich, Simonetti said. This was the first evidence of alkali rich carbonatite melts found outside of East Africa, he said. “The fact that the mantle source regions that gave rise to these melts were also alkali rich means Ol Doinyo Lengai is no longer an oddball,” Simonetti said. Simonetti said the next step is to look for this same phenomenon in carbonatites elsewhere in the world, since the evidence of potassium and sodium is no longer unique to Africa. After that, he said geologists will seek to answer the question of how carbonatites lose alkalis after forming, which will explain why older carbonatites lack these minerals that the new carbonatites at Ol Doinyo Lengai still have. Simonetti said he has been studying carbonatites since he was a Ph.D. candidate in the early 1990s. He said one reason neither he nor any other geologist made this discovery before now is that his discovery depended on recent technological developments, such as the ability to study melt inclusions with Raman spectroscopy. Contact Christian Myers at [email protected]
The 54 Below Show, originally scheduled to kick off on October 17, is delayed. Inaugural host Marc Shaiman “is ill and unable to perform,” according to a statement. A new date for the live variety show will be announced at a later date. The new program from the Broadway supper club will feature a series of special guests, tunes and sketches in the style of live variety shows that played before the days of The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and The Ed Sullivan Show. Tony-winning composer/lyricist Shaiman’s Broadway credits include Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. View Comments
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A mark-up of the Financial CHOICE Act – a Republican alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act that would affect credit unions, banks and other financial firms – is slated by the House Financial Services Committee for next Tuesday.The CHOICE Act, drafted by committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, includes a NAFCU-supported repeal of the Durbin amendment and would also provide relief for well-capitalized institutions from certain regulatory restrictions imposed by functional regulators.As drafted, it also includes language to expand the NCUA Board from three to five members, subject the NCUA budget to congressional appropriations approval, establish a Credit Union Advisory Council at NCUA, require annual budget hearings for NCUA, provide greater transparency on the overhead transfer rate, and require 18-month examination cycles for well-run credit unions with under $1 billion in assets. continue reading »
A pension fund is tendering a €20m private debt mandate, using IPE Quest.The unnamed pension fund behind search QN-2163 asked a consultant based in the Netherlands to find an asset manager able to invest in European private debt.The actively managed mandate would see performance benchmarked against the Euribor interest rate, and should have a tracking error ranging between 3% and 8%.The mandate, to be held in a pooled fund, could invest wholly in European private debt, but it would be allowed to allocate up to 40% to debt outside Europe. The consultancy said it was looking for asset managers with existing Dutch institutional clients.Interested managers should have at least €1bn in similar private debt mandates, and at least €5bn in total assets under management.They should also have a minimum track record of three years, preferably five years.Requests for proposals should be submitted by 15 March, stating net-of-fees performance to the end of 2015.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected]