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Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgMashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileMashonaland Holdings Limited is a property investment and development company in Zimbabwe, providing solutions to the retail, commercial and industrial sector. The Office/Retail division acquires, develops and leases warehouse and factories and the Pure Retail acquires, develops and leases retail outlets; with other divisions involved in acquiring, letting and managing residential and specialised property aswell as undeveloped land. Mashonaland Holdings Limited owns an in-house management division responsible for letting and maintaining privately-owned properties; and a property research and development division which identifies potential property investments and development opportunities. A financial division maintains company accounts according to regulatory accounting standards, invests funds in approved instruments and acquires properties for shareholder investments. Mashonaland Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the stock market crash. I think this advice from Terry Smith could make you an ISA millionaire!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers | Saturday, 29th August, 2020 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Among the cute cat videos and other random fluff on YouTube, there’s actually some great content for investors. One of the best examples, in my view, is a presentation from top UK fund manager Terry Smith. Indeed, I think this talk contains one of the most important bits of advice for anyone wanting to make a million from the stock market. It’s not (all) about the priceHaving summarised the approach of his quality-focused, flagship Fundsmith Equity Fund, Smith explains why the price of a stock is not the most important consideration in his investment approach. To do this, he uses a hypothetical example (49 minutes 57 seconds in) of someone investing in the US stock market at its low, back in 1917, and selling at the height of the dotcom boom in 1999.5G 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…Over this 82-year period, this investment generated a very-decent annualised return of 11.6%. At first glance, this appears to show that market timing is the route to riches.Having performed the calculations for his audience, however, Terry Smith shows why this isn’t the case.Timing isn’t everythingDespite the brilliance (or luck) of this investors’ timing, it doesn’t actually contribute all that much to their eventual returns.To be more specific, only 20% of this outcome was due to when he/she bought and sold their investment. By contrast, 80% of gains were down to what the companies did over this time period.To further cement his point, Terry Smith then uses the example of Unilever. Between 1995 and 2016, the FTSE 100 company generated an annualised return of 10.9%.While again providing a solid return for holders, only a very small part of this result is due to the rise in valuation. The vast majority of the investment’s success (90%) is due to Unilever reinvesting and compounding its earnings over time. In other words, timing matters even less with a quality business.Buy rightI don’t know about you but I find Smith’s example both informative and comforting.First, it suggests that investors should direct their energies to finding the best companies they can invest in. For Smith, this means focusing on resilient, non-cyclical businesses with great brands and predictable earnings.Second, it neatly summarises why we should avoid the hand-wringing exercise that is trying to time the market. If history is anything to go by, it contributes little to returns. This is why we shouldn’t fear another market crash if we plan to invest for many years. To paraphrase Terry Smith, just ‘buy right and wait’. One last thing…If you agree with Smith’s thinking (and his performance over the years suggests you really should), it also makes sense to focus more on retaining the money your investments generate. For anyone looking to become a millionaire from the stock market, this means keeping your holdings within a Stocks and Shares ISA. The ISA wrapper allows you to shield any profits you make from the taxman. This means more of your money is allowed to compound over time. And when the time comes to switch from growth to income-generating stocks (perhaps when you retire), an ISA will also save you from paying tax on the dividends you receive.We may not have 82 years to invest like the person in Terry Smith’s example, but with the correct system (and minimal meddling), the end result could still be very impressive. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Paul Summers owns shares in Fundsmith Equity Fund. The Motley Fool UK 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 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by Paul Summers Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Forget the stock market crash. I think this advice from Terry Smith could make you an ISA millionaire! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Lautner House / New Theme

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/346710/lautner-house-new-theme Clipboard photographs:  Patricia ParinejadPhotographs:  Patricia Parinejad+ 25 Share Projects CopyAbout this officeNew ThemeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 21, 2013Cite: “Lautner House / New Theme” 21 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/346710/lautner-house-new-theme Clipboard ArchDaily Lautner House / New ThemeSave this projectSaveLautner House / New ThemeSave this picture!© Patricia ParinejadHouses•Los Angeles, United States Year:  Houses United States CopySave this picture!© Patricia ParinejadText description provided by the architects. The restoration of this mid-century John Lautner home included a reconsideration of living spaces and bedroom areas, which led to the fabrication of unique furniture pieces and installations that brought back the distinctiveness of the home’s original architecture.  Save this picture!© Patricia ParinejadInterior spaces were reduced to an essential palette of white and wooden tones, emphasizing both light and transparency in a home that looks out upon Studio City and further out to the San Gabriel Mountains. The furniture built by NEW THEME seeks to express a contemporary perspective on classic ‘60s mod design in terms of the pieces built for the bedroom, living room and kitchen/dining areas.Project gallerySee allShow lessHomeless World Cup Legacy Center / Architecture For HumanitySelected ProjectsAIV-Schinkel-Wettbewerb Competition Winning Proposal / David WeclawowiczUnbuilt Project Share Year:  Architects: New Theme Year Completion year of this architecture project Lautner House / New Theme 2012 “COPY” “COPY” 2012last_img read more

Google AdSense offers additional income via referrals

first_imgGoogle AdSense offers additional income via referrals  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Google AdSense, the tool that allows website owners to generate income by carrying Google text adverts on their web pages, has added a referral programme, allowing website owners to earn income for generating new AdSense clients for Google.Google AdSense is a method of earning income by carrying context-relevant adverts from Google on your website. Each time a text advert is clicked on on your site, the website owner earns a small fee.Still ignored by most charities as a way of generating income from their websites, Google AdSense has gone a step further by allowing website owners to earn even more. Advertisement Website owners can now carry a Google AdSense button or banner ad on their web pages. When a visitor clicks through frm that advert, signs up to use Google AdSense themselves, and then earns $100 via the system, Google will credit the referrer’s AdSense account with $100.It isn’t quite the relatively instant source of income that Google AdSense itself is, but could still prove a useful additional source of income from Google for charities willing to carry a button ad on their site.The buttons and banners come in a variety of sizes. None, interestingly, carry the Google branding, which might reduce clickthrough rates. Howard Lake | 10 November 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Nevertheless, UK Fundraising will be trialling this income generation tool, as we have done with the standard Google AdSense tool. The above buttons are therefore live.The adverts can be tweaked to appear in a number of languages including Norwegian, French, German, Russian and Turkish.last_img read more

How charities marked the first Gift Aid Awareness Day

first_img  195 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 How charities marked the first Gift Aid Awareness Day Today was the UK’s first Gift Aid Awareness Day, the idea of the Charity Finance Group.Zurich Insurance has been watching how charities have joined in the day to promote Gift Aid, and here, with permission, is their collection of examples via a Twitter moment which first appeared on their Twitter account.  196 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Want some old pictures of Gift Aid? How about these from its launch by Prime Minister John Major?center_img Howard Lake | 4 October 2018 | News Tagged with: Gift Aid You can follow Zurich Insurance on Twitter and read its blog for charities. 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

Student crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA

first_imgColleen Mortell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleMayor talks city improvements with TCU retireesNext articleCultured Podcast 11-01-16 Colleen Mortell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Election Day is Tuesday New coach, new arena, new attendance record Twitter ReddIt Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Facebook Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Are students ready to fall back one hour? printWhile many students were making plans to watch the Horned Frogs take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sept. 10, one first-year student was flying to Wisconsin to compete in a pageant. “Something in me said ‘I want this,” said Abby Bryson, a graphic design major. “This is what I want to be. This is what I need to be’.” That little voice was right: That weekend, Bryson was named Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2017.First-year student Abby Bryson (right) during her crowning moment as Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2017. (Courtesy: Future Productions)The pageant is part of the Miss Universe Organization. For the next year, Bryson is expected to make appearances at local events in Wisconsin taking photographs, answering questions and informing people about her pageant experience.The Brookfield, Wisconsin native was 7 when she entered her first pageant, with the National American Miss (NAM) system. She won the title of Miss Wisconsin Junior Pre-Teen her first time competing. She said her appearances as Miss Wisconsin Teen will allow her to engage with the community and address issues that are important to her. For example, the Miss Universe Organization has a partnership with Best Buddies, which promotes friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.Bryson said she has an understanding of the challenges that people with disabilities face because she has a sister with Asperger’s syndrome. She also wants to educate people about Type I diabetes, which she has. Friendships Over the years Bryson had forged strong bonds with some of her fellow NAM contestants. She is friends with Brittany Georgia and Kenna Harke, who was crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2015. Georgia was first runner-up in Miss Wisconsin Teen USA this year.Before the announcement was made, Bryson said she was excited for herself and Georgia.“If Brittany would have won, I would have been so over the moon happy for her because she’s a great person,” she said.Georgia said she felt the same way about Bryson.“When it came down to the final two, all I remember is shaking so badly, crying with excitement because if it wasn’t me, it was this incredible sister of mine,” Georgia said. “We started off at NAM 10 years ago and now we’re here!”Preparing to winBryson’s roommate, Lauren Losack, knew Bryson competed in pageants. But Losack said she did not have a full understanding of the process until she began helping Bryson prepare. Losack asked Bryson practice questions to improve her interview and public speaking skills. Coming from a dance background, Losack said she understood the “glitz” and “glam” of the pageant world, but the posing, walking and interview process was new to her.“Going on stage and having to answer a question in front of a huge audience is kind of difficult for me,” Bryson said. “I just have to let myself go and realize it’s okay to laugh at myself if I do mess up.”Bryson said she prepared for the competition by practicing her walk on the way to class.“I probably looked ridiculous,” she said.CompetitionBryson, who was third runner-up in 2015, returned to Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 9, in time for check- in at the hotel with the other contestants. She said she was more stressed about her speech in Oral Communication that was due Monday than she was about the pageant. The preliminary round began Saturday morning with an interview with two panels of judges. Bryson said she enjoys the interview portion because she likes to talk about her hobbies and interests. Saturday evening’s preliminary round included formal wear and activewear.Bryson said as she walked out on stage, she told herself, “Alright, this is it. You have to give it your all.”When the final round began Sunday night she was in the top 15. As one of the top five, she had to answer an onstage question, in replacement of the interview portion.“When my name was called, it was such a shock,” Bryson said. “I couldn’t believe it just because with everything that had gone on over the weekend. I thought this can’t be happening, but I’m so grateful for this opportunity.”What’s nextBryson will compete in the Miss Teen USA competition next summer in Las Vegas.Despite the demanding time commitments, Bryson said she doesn’t plan on taking time off from TCU.“It’s always been one of my dreams to come to TCU and I don’t think a title should stop me from doing that,” Bryson said.Bryson and her family agree that academics come first.“After I won my title, my mom said I still had to go to school the next day,” she said.Bryson said she said she’ll travel back to Wisconsin about once a month. The date and location for this year’s pageant have not been announced yet.Bryson said competing in pageants has also taught her many life lessons like improving interview skills and learning how to present in front of a class.You can follow Bryson’s journey towards Miss Teen USA on Instagram. Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/center_img TAGSembedded photo – instagramphotos ReddIt First-year student Abby Bryson during her crowning moment as Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2017. (Courtesy: Future Productions) Colleen is a junior film-television-digital media and journalism double major from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is a reporter for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Colleen is known to be one of the biggest “cheeseheads” on campus. + posts A cappella groups will perform Monday night Linkedin Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Got Junk? Or Could it be Treasure? Have Your Items Appraised By the Pros for Free at First-Ever Storrier Stearns Appraisal Day

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Uncategorized Got Junk? Or Could it be Treasure? Have Your Items Appraised By the Pros for Free at First-Ever Storrier Stearns Appraisal Day By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 1:04 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is hosting its first annual Appraisal Day this Thursday for anyone and everyone to bring their fine art, antiques, prints and jewelry to be appraised by the pros from E&G Fine Art Brokerage and Freemans Auctions. The first annual “Antique Roadshow” style event will offer expert evaluations to let you know what your stuff is really worth.“This is our first time and we are excited about it,” said Director of Storrier Sterns Japanese Garden Deanie Nyman.The event is the first of its kind at Storrier Sterns and offers guests free appraisals for their first five items. Items that fall into the categories of fine art, antiques and prints will be evaluated by Christine Eisenberg and Heather Gokhman of Newport Beach’s E & G Fine Art Brokers and Appraisals and Michael Larsen of Freemans Auctions will handle all things jewelry.I will be evaluating jewelry and discussing auction estimates with guests as if they were to be consigned with an Auction House,” explained Larsen. “I will also be discussing auction values for the pieces that I see, which is a very different venue than the traditional retail or insurance type of value that most guests are familiar with,” said Larsen who is the Head of Jewelry & Watch Dept. and West Coast Representative for Freeman’s AuctionLarsen is no stranger to the treasure that can surface from appraisal events. He has seen multi-million dollar diamonds, fantastic Art Deco, Edwardian and mid-century pieces signed by the famous makers like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, as well as modern pieces from designers like David Webb and Flato, according to Larsen.Pasadena is an exciting territory for Larsen.“I sure hope that the guests will delight us with some beautiful pieces. Pasadena has a rich history and is a wonderful community that always seems to present unique and wonderful treasures,” said Larsen.Appraisal Day will take place Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden located at 270 Arlington Drive. The entry fee is $10 with complimentary evaluations provided for the first five items.For more information, call (626) 399-1721 or visit www.japanesegardenpasadena.com. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Texas police department fires five officers, suspends two over in-custody death of suspect

first_imgstocknshares/iStock(FORT WORTH, Texas) — A Texas police department terminated five officers and suspended two others, without pay, on Tuesday after a suspect died while in custody.Internal investigators with the Fort Worth Police Department said the officers violated multiple policies last year when they arrested 55-year-old Christopher Lowe, who died in the officers’ care after complaining of medical issues, officials said Tuesday.Lowe, arrested on suspicion of burglary, complained about feeling ill while in handcuffs on July 26, 2018, “but no medical aid was summoned,” according to the Fort Worth Police Department. Lowe was found unresponsive in the back of a patrol car and taken to local hospital, where he died.Department officials identified the terminated officers as T. Stephens, D. Pritzker, C. Golden, H. Fellhauer and M. Miller. The suspended officers, S. Smith and A. Scharf, were suspended 90 days and five days, respectively.“Any time there is a loss of life during any police contact we ensure that a thorough and fair investigation is conducted,” the department said in a statement. “The sanctity of life is the most important principle to the Fort Worth Police Department at all times.”Investigators with the Fort Worth Police Department’s Major Case and Internal Affairs units said they found “multiple violations of departmental policy, including failure to protect the rights of persons in police custody,” but they did not specify the officers’ suspected roles in the man’s death.“The actions taken by the officers involved in this incident discovered during our investigation are not in accordance with the values of the Fort Worth Police Department or the standards that the citizens of Fort Worth have for their police department,” the department said.It said a preliminary update was given to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.Pastors Kyev Tatum and Kenneth Jones Jr., who serve on the Fort Worth Police Chief’s Policy Advisory Committee, said the decision showed the department’s willingness to hold itself accountable.“We’re not in any way, shape or form being jubilant over officers getting fired,” Tatum told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV on Tuesday. “We know there’s a criminal justice process that has to be dealt with, and it’s our belief that the district attorney has a legal and moral obligation to send these cases before the grand jury.”“And we believe there’s enough evidence that these gentlemen should be indicted and should have to face a jury of their peers, and that’s not something to revel in,” he added.Both pastors said the department’s review and ongoing transparency showed that the situation was taken seriously.“I think we’ve always been quick to be negative concerning our police department’s lack of transparency when they have not done it right,” Jones told WFAA. “All police departments make mistakes. What we want you to do is own up to those mistakes, be transparent about the mistakes and do the right thing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Glacio-chemical study spanning the past 2 kyr on three ice cores from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica: 1. Annually resolved accumulation rates

first_imgFor the first time, annually resolved accumulation rates have been determined in central Antarctica by means of counting seasonal signals of ammonium, calcium, and sodium. All records, obtained from three intermediate depth ice cores from Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, show rather constant accumulation rates throughout the last 9 centuries with mean values of 63, 61, and 44 mm H2O yr−1 and a typical year-to-year variation of about 30%. For the last few decades, no trend was detected accounting for the high natural variability of all records. A significant weak intersite correlation is apparent only between two cores when the high-frequency part with periods less than 30 years is removed. By analyzing the records in the frequency domain, no persistent periods were found. This suggests that the snow accumulation in this area is mainly influenced by local deposition patterns and may be additionally masked by redistribution of snow due to wind. By comparing accumulation rates over the last 2 millennia a distinct change in the layer thickness in one of the three cores was found, which might be attributed either to an area upstream of the drilling site with lower accumulation rates, or to deposition processes influenced by surface undulations. The missing of a clear correlation between the accumulation rate histories at the three locations is also important for the interpretation of small, short time variations of past precipitation records obtained from deep ice cores.last_img read more