Airtel Africa Plc ( HY2020 Presentation

first_imgAirtel Africa Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Africa Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Africa Plc (  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Challenge event conference announced for September

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Charity challenge event specialists Classic Tours are to hold a one-day conference to help charities learn more about increasing their income from challenge events.‘Developing Challenge Events for your Charity’ will be chaired by Edwina Currie, and speakers include Tom Mansell from Justgiving; innovative fundraiser Lloyd Scott, Director of the Autism Trust; Bill Lewis of solicitors Bates Wells and Braithwaites; Stephen Haseltine of the Instituteof Fundraising; and Erich Reich, Managing Director of Classic Tours.Erich Reich, conference organiser said: “This conference comes at a key time when the economy is slowing down, to show charities how they can add a whole new revenue stream to their fundraising efforts”.The event is open for booking and will take place on 25 September 2008 from 09.30 to 17.00 at The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. The cost is £99 plus Challenge event conference announced for September 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 May 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Permian fine arts students have their own signing day

first_imgLocal NewsEducation Mellennie Herrera: U.S. Marines (full scholarship upon completion).Heriberto Munoz: U.S. Air Force (full scholarship upon completion).Music (band, choir, orchestra): By admin – May 18, 2018 Previous articleMemorial service honors fallen officersNext articleWoman charged with DWI with child passenger admin Twitter Orchestra website. WhatsApp Permian Orchestra logo “I’ve always wanted to be a cop,” Herrera said. “I’ve always wanted to give back to the community and this is just another step. This is giving back to my country.”Kenneth Caudle, 18, plans to attend West Texas A&M University in Canyon to study music education.“Honestly, there’s been a few points where I didn’t think I was going to graduate, but getting this far it feels like a real accomplishment,” Caudle said. “I’m really excited that I get to go to a school that’s really good in music. They can teach me so much more than I already know, that I’d like to know.”Caudle said being in band has taught him leadership skills, how to cooperate with others and teamwork, especially in marching band.“It’s definitely helped me,” he said.Tess Allen, 18, plans to attend the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to study international business. Allen played the cello in orchestra.“I’m going to open my own coffee shop of some sort, so I can travel and communicate and get different types of beans and learn from different people and roasters,” Allen said.Why coffee?“What’s life without coffee?” Allen asked.Permian ScholarshipsDance Permian fine arts students have their own signing day Twitter Permian High School orchestra director Todd Berridge holds up the list of scholarship awardees during signing day Thursday at the Permian High School band hall. Permian High School fine arts students followed in the footsteps of their athlete counterparts by having their own signing day.Orchestra Director Todd Berridge said there were 18 students in the band hall at Permian putting their signatures to paper, but 25 had committed. He added that was about the same number as last year.“These are the best of the best. This is the top of the top. These are the kids that are going to change the world right here,” Berridge said.Mellennie Maria Herrera, 18, plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Although she has played violin for 13 years, she won’t be in the Marine Corps band.center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Permian High School orchestra director Todd Berridge holds up the list of scholarship awardees during signing day Thursday at the Permian High School band hall. Clarissa Darnell: Odessa College (music scholarship).Andrew Maldonado: Texas Tech University (music scholarship).Peyton Kidd: University of Texas of the Permian Basin (radio/film/TV scholarship).Tess Allen: UTPB (music scholarship).Renee Pelopero: UTPB (music scholarship).Parker Rathbun: UTPB (music scholarship).Timmothy Tijerina: UTPB (music scholarship).Kennison Vardeman: UTPB (music scholarship/Allen Jones Legacy Scholarship).Kenneth Caudle: West Texas A&M (music scholarship).Patrick Lucas: West Texas A&M (academic and music scholarship).Payne Morris: West Texas A&M (Mercer Music Scholarship).Josh Sepulveda: West Texas A&M (music scholarship). More Information 1 of 2 Pinterest Jaiden Abila: OC Blues Dance Team (dance scholarship).Alexia Paez-Soto: OC Blues Dance Team (dance scholarship).Emerald Terrell: OC Blues Dance Team (dance scholarship).Military: Facebooklast_img read more

Jordan top team in Battle of the Bluebonnets

first_img Previous articlePermian Panther Spring GameNext articleYoungsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Odessa American Facebook By Odessa American – May 21, 2021 Jordan top team in Battle of the Bluebonnets Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter EducationECISD The team from Jordan Elementary School works out the answer to a question at Friday’s Battle of the Bluebonnets, held at the Odessa High School Fieldhouse. Going against a pared down field of nine, Jordan Elementary School won the Battle of the Bluebonnets Friday.Held at the Odessa High School Fieldhouse, the competition involves students in grades third through fifth reading books on the Texas Bluebonnet Award list and then competing in a quiz-show style event where they test their knowledge about what they’ve read.The top team included Ella Elnar, Morgan Harris, Rylie Rey, Amani Carrillo, Addison Payne and Serenity Palma.Along with Jordan, the other participating campuses were LBJ, Travis, Murry Fly, Reagan, Milam, Dowling, Alamo STEAM Academy and Buddy West elementary.Jordan’s team was a mix of fourth and fifth graders. Carrillo said they were surprised.Payne said her father bought at least 10 books for her to read.“… I sat in my room and read almost all the books that he got me,” Payne said.Jordan Media Specialist Margie McCrury said they had missed winning in previous contests by one question.“I was really excited for them,” McCrury said.When they got back to school, they were going to have Chick-Fil-A delivered, a cookie, then she will get trophies for them.In their swag bags, they get snacks, a book, a water bottle and a gift card from Taco Villa.McCrury said they prepared for the contest all year.“It was very hard. I started doing the lessons for the kids and doing virtual books. Whenever the pandemic first started, we’ve been doing it virtually, but I would go into their classrooms. We couldn’t hand out books, but I would go into their classrooms and do the lessons with them. And I did that with all the third through fifth graders,” McCrury said.Jordan has 800 students, so she said that probably included 400 youngsters.Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jaime Miller said this was a smaller version of Battle of the Bluebonnets due to COVID.Miller said they had to start planning the battle in August and they weren’t sure how to bring everyone together. They had students submit projects to decide who could participate.“They had a choice board and they got to pick the project they wanted, so they read the book. Then they got to pick from the choice board what they wanted to create and so they created those projects. That went on all year long. The students created those projects and turned them in to the library media specialists. And then the library media specialists selected who the team was that came, and then also submitted one project to us that was going to serve as the tiebreaker if we ended up needing to go to basically round three, which would be the project scores,” Director of Instructional Technology Lauren Tavarez said.“They turned in some neat stuff,” Tavarez added.She noted that libraries had a different look at each campus.“It was an extra challenge for the library media specialists to get books to kids. … Some libraries were checking out books and some that did not feel safe doing that. It was totally up to them, what their comfort level was so that was an extra thing that we’re proud of them for,” Tavarez said.Miller said they hope to bring everyone back together next year. She expressed thanks to the instructional technology specialists on hand without whom an event like the Battle of the Bluebonnets could not be staged.“They are the bomb,” Miller said.Later in the afternoon, younger students participated in the 2x2s.“We have three this afternoon, but it should be a good battle,” Miller said. Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Man rescued from Derry house after suspected arson attack

first_img Previous articleJob fears for Medisize plant in LetterkennyNext articleElderly couple spearheading court campaign against noise in Dodge nightclub News Highland Google+ By News Highland – November 9, 2010 Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest WhatsApp Man rescued from Derry house after suspected arson attack Facebook Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week A police investigation is underway after a man in his 40s was rescued from a house fire in Derry this morning.The fire, which is being treated as suspicious, was reported just after 5 o’clock at Cavanagh Court in the Ballymagroarty area.The man was alone in the house in an upstairs bedroom when the fire broke out. He was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.It’s believed flammable liquid had been poured through the letterbox and set alight.Police are appealing for witnesses.Kevin Lynch is Station Commander at Crescent Link Fire Station – He says there were some tense moments as the man was trapped in a bedroom waiting for the fire service to arrive……….[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApplast_img read more

New Government urged to revisit the issue of salmon licenses

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report New Government urged to revisit the issue of salmon licenses WhatsApp Previous articleSeamus Coleman’s Everton absence continuesNext articleMan jailed for five years for causing the death of Castlefin man in 2014 crash admin The new government is being urged to revisit the issue of salmon licenses for those living on the islands.In 2006 the government banned salmon fishing for boats of a certain size with most fishermen took up a buy out scheme.But, It’s argued that salmon fishing is a way of Island life and one of the few ways of making an income if based off the mainland.Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill told today’s islands committee meeting that the situation needs to be revisited:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By admin – May 10, 2016 Homepage BannerNews Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApplast_img read more

Two men arrested in connection with Dungiven attack

first_img Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Previous articleFormer Derry player Higgins now wants success as a ManagerNext articleWe’ve got the right man – Philip O’Doherty News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – April 23, 2021 Facebook Two men arrested in connection with Dungiven attack Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a part-time police officer in Derry earlier this week.On Monday, a viable device was found beside the young mother’s car on the Ballyquin Road in Dungiven.This morning, a 36 year old man and another man aged 26 were arrested under the Terrorism act.Police in the North suspect the New IRA was behind the plot.PSNI statement in full -Detectives from the Police Service’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have today arrested two men in connection with their investigation into the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer.Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell, Head of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, said: “Terrorism Investigation Unit detectives today arrested two men under the Terrorism Act in Derry/Londonderry in connection with the viable device which was discovered beside the young mother’s car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday 19th April.“A 36 year old man, who was arrested in the Lettershandoney area and a 26 year old man, who was arrested in Creggan area, have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are being questioned by detectives.”center_img Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Poetry paints a striking portrait of war

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Troy energy forum draws large crowd The Energy Awareness Town Hall meeting Tuesday night at Troy University was the biggest town hall meeting of its kind… read more By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen “A soldier pining for love left behind, the first kill of a new recruit or the loud chattering of teeth in the cold,” he said.“Bone Fragments” is set in the trenches of the Deep South, in Iraq, in China and a dozen other places where wars have been fought. It’s sharply poignant and touched with sadness.“‘Bone Fragments” reflects the kaleidoscope of life at war, evoking the colors, sounds and sorrow of those in battle and those left behind,” Kamerer said.The poems are not of one war but of all wars and about all of those who have fought them: “I am only this: I am a mother’s son. I am a father’s daughter. I end lives. I save them. I build cities; I bomb them. I secure and I breach, storm beaches, build schools, I bleed and I staunch. My name is soldier.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Gabriel Gadfly is not a name that many people around Pike County will recognize.But the name Adam Kamerer will perk more than a few ears.Kamerer is a former member of the Southside Shufflers line dance group and those who enjoyed his shuffling will be interested to know that Adam Kamerer is Gabriel Gadfly.center_img Those lines from “My Name is Soldier,” the first entry in Kamerer’s anthology, is a dedication of sorts to all of those who have fought, bled and died for country.Kamerer is a student of history and now works at the Carmichael Library at the University of Montevallo.His love of poetry goes back to his freshman year in high school and his fascination with words – both written and spoken. He has always found beauty in the way poetry ebbs and flows and in the way that it speaks in a language of its own.As a college student, Kamerer took courses in creative writing and “got serious” about poetry. He began to put his poems on his website.“I entered a contest sponsored by a veterans’ association in Oregon and my poem, ‘Beautiful Like’ won,” Kamerer said. “My publisher encouraged me to write a book and asked if I had anything that I was working on. I was working on war poems.”Kamerer’s chat book soon became a full collection of 50 poems, “Bone Fragments.”“Both of my grandfathers were in the military,” he said. “One grandfather served in the Army and Navy during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. ‘Bone Fragments’ is dedicated to my grandfathers and to all the men and women who have ever been drawn into the machinery of war.Kamerer’s poems are based on real life events and real life people. However, the poems don’t reference specific individuals.“Bone Fragments” is a blending of fiction and facts that chronicle of 150 years of combat in the hope that, “even if peace cannot ever be obtained, we can remember that it is a human thing.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Next UpKamerer, a 2008 graduate of University of Montevallo, used Gabriel Gadfly as his pen name for his recently published anthology of wartime poetry titled, “Bone Fragments.”Gadfly/Kamerer’s poetry encompasses 150 years of conflict, from the War Between the States to the recent upheavals in the Middle East.Kamerer said his poetry attempts to seize the atmosphere of battle in the smallest of moments. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Poetry paints a striking portrait of war Published 10:50 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Articlelast_img read more

Seizing the strategic role

first_imgHRhas long suffered from problems in selling the value of its services to theboard. But the time has come for senior members to press its case for taking aleading role in company strategy. Nic Paton reports TheHoly Grail of HR has long been how to translate business priorities intoeffective people management strategies. Yet, for many HR professionals, thereality is often sadly different from the aspiration. Too often managers willdismiss HR as a personnel function that simply hires and fires and makes thepay cheques arrive on time, but is not to be trusted with the really bigstrategic stuff.Asurvey last year by management consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers found seniorHR professionals in fewer than one in five companies were satisfied with theimpact they were having on their business. And only 32 per cent had secured aseat on the main board. But slowly, as businesses realise their people areoften the final competitive advantage they have, the notion that senior HRprofessionals can work with businesses and actually become valuable board-levelpartners is starting to catch on.PaulTurner, general manager of West Bromwich Building Society’s people developmentdivision, is one such partner. A finalist in last year’s Personnel TodayAwards, Turner has worked in partnership with chief executive Andrew Messengerto ensure a seamless flow of HR policy from board to department level. This hasincluded putting a targeted selection process in place, benchmarking resultsagainst the rest of the industry and carrying out substantial internal changes.”Inthe past, HR has been at the back end, thought of after the business plan hasbeen developed. But it is critical today that the HR function aspect isconsidered right at the beginning,” he says.Turnerasserts that if HR professionals want to get involved in strategic and businessplanning, they need to have credibility. And to have that, they need to be ableto speak the language of business. “If you’re talking about absenteeismgoing down by 25 per cent, tell them you have saved 800 man days this year, ormore than £100,000, or whatever it is,” he says. “If you are lookingat good people practices, you need to say how managers are achieving in terms ofsales and productivity.”Whenthe HR director becomes a partner, the respective roles of line and HR inmanaging and developing people should, ideally, be seamless, adds MartinBurridge, senior lecturer in international business at Henley ManagementCollege. “There are some companies that do not need an HR department, allthey need is an HR director, somebody who has a real stake in thebusiness,” he says. “HR needs to be in every department. It is therole of the manager to manage resources. If a manager is not managing theirmost important asset, what are they doing?”But,again, the reality is often sadly different, says Linda Holbeche, director ofresearch at Roffey Park Management Institute. “What tends to happen is thebusiness strategy is set by the business partners and HR is very much a supportfunction set short-term targets, usually recruitment, to service those businessroles. The board may have HR in such a box that it never manages to breakout,” she says.Translatingbusiness priorities into effective people management strategies requires”HR with attitude”, she suggests. First of all, “don’t cockup”  This may seem obvious but, ifHR has always been seen as a purely administrative function in an organisationand yet the HR director can’t even get that right, there is really no hope ofprogressing further.Oncethe core function is running smoothly, HR professionals should be looking athow they can help their organisation secure competitive advantage. “HR isnot just about disappearing into the night to the ivory tower. It is aboutdelivering specific needs, challenging, cajoling and having a framework.Short-term initiatives build up to give a bigger picture. It is aboutunderstanding the nature of the work and the nature of the people,” shesays.Forinstance, say an organisation wants to go for growth over the next three years,she argues. For the HR director it is not just about ensuring, in the shortterm, that the company has the right level of staffing to achieve this, butinterpreting what the business strategy is about and how the tools that HR hascan help. This might mean asking what type of business the organisation isbecoming and what sort of people or processes it is likely to need in two orthree years. Is it, for instance, becoming a global player, and, if so, whatsort of mindset is it looking to develop?Yet,however talented an HR director is, if the board does not want to listen, itwon’t. And, if line managers below do not buy into an HR strategy, gettinganything done may prove well nigh impossible. Advocacy, then, is a key elementin developing as a business partner, argues Holbeche. “You have got tohave line managers champion it.”Inhis book The Bottom Line HR Function, published last autumn, Paul Kearns, asenior partner at HR management consultancy Personnel Works, suggests the HRfunction can be divided into a scale of effectiveness. This rises from welfareand personnel administration at the bottom to internal consultant, businesspartner and organisation designer at the top.TheHR role is primarily stuck at the lower end of the scale, he argues, hamperednot only by managers’ failure to understand what HR can offer, but also by HRprofessionals not being assertive enough and not having enough authority. Evenif management started to accept HR directors as partners, too few HRprofessionals would have the necessary business qualifications to get there, hesays.”Thereis a serious shortage of people in the HR world, at the moment, with thenecessary skills to fulfil this role. This will seriously hamper the HRMprofession’s attempts to operate at a truly strategic level,” he says.Withcompanies becoming more international in outlook and the pace of mergers andacquisitions ever increasing, cutting it at board level means not just havingexcellent HR skills but acquiring business, financial and marketing acumen,argues Francis Wilson, international manager at the CIPD. Astudy last year by KPMG showed that while 80 per cent of senior executivesthought a merger or acquisition had provided shareholder value, in fact in 83per cent of cases it had failed to yield any benefit at all, largely because”the people factor” had been ignored.”Alot of the pointers can come from HR. It can offer cohesion and provide thecorporate glue. Being a business partner is about putting the business first,but with people at the centre,” says Wilson. ManyHR professionals, even now, are locked into a jargon-riddled”HR-alone” mentality that makes chief executives reluctant to letthem loose higher in their organisations, argues John Nicholson, chairman ofbusiness psychology consultancy Nicholson McBride. “Insome respects, HR people are their own worst enemies. Thirty years ago you didnot even have finance directors on the main board, they were just beancounters. HR people have to convince themselves first,” he says.Butthat’s not to say it can’t happen. HR directors can become valuable partners –if they can back their words with clear, tangible results, insists WestBromwich’s Turner. “Managers have a fear that HR will interfere and willstop them doing things,” he says. “Once they understand that HR willmake their life a lot easier and help them get to the place they want to get toquicker, well, you only have to prove it once. After that they will come toyou.”Seaton the board led to better staff retentionWhenDr Barry Winter was appointed as board-level director of personnel anddevelopment at public relations firm Countrywide Porter Novelli six years ago,it was a groundbreaking move.”Ibelieve it was the first board-level HR appointment in an industry that hasquite a revolving door mentality,” he says.DrWinter, who trained as an occupational psychologist before becoming a PRconsultant and has an MBA, immediately set about reshaping Countrywide’s HRfunction, which had previously been very much one of administration andmaintenance. Heoverhauled selection processes, bringing in, among other things, psychometrictesting, to improve short-term retention. “Our retention rate is now 20percentage points above that of the industry average,” he says. He alsoimplemented a policy of coaching, feedback and management training for allaccount managers, while exit interviews were made a standard procedure.Thekey to adding value and expanding your influence, he argues, lies in buildingup credibility and in having a cogent grasp of where the business is going.When it came to credibility, he ensured – in an industry where awards areconsidered important – that Countrywide won a number of prestigious gongs,including the Public Relations Consultants Association’s training anddevelopment award twice in the past three years.DrWinter and other key team members also handle fee work with clients, so theyare not seen as just sitting in an “HR ivory tower”. The team itselfalso deliberately includes people from a client-handling background to give asbroad an outlook as possible.TheMBA helped Dr Winter to attune to business priorities, but his key belief isthat strategy should mean implementation. “You need to get some form ofbusiness experience behind you. It is no good if you get to the top and you aresitting there talking about the latest fad or fashion when you need to befocused on the business. You need to find out what is really important to theindustry,” he says.Evenwhen management is behind you, becoming a valued business partner does nothappen overnight, he warns. “The first two years are difficult. You arenot going to walk in there and immediately have credibility. You have to earnrespect.”Ihad two or three key members of the board who believed in it and stuck with it.You need to have someone who will champion your role.” Comments are closed. 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The impact of the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) mass extinction event on the global sulfur cycle: Evidence from Seymour Island, Antarctica

first_imgThe Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) mass extinction event 66 million years ago led to large changes to the global carbon cycle, primarily via a decrease in primary or export productivity of the oceans. However, the effects of this event and longer-term environmental changes during the Late Cretaceous on the global sulfur cycle are not well understood. We report new carbonate associated sulfate (CAS) sulfur isotope data derived from marine macrofossil shell material from a highly expanded high latitude Maastrichtian to Danian (69–65.5 Ma) succession located on Seymour Island, Antarctica. These data represent the highest resolution seawater sulfate record ever generated for this time interval, and are broadly in agreement with previous low-resolution estimates for the latest Cretaceous and Paleocene. A vigorous assessment of CAS preservation using sulfate oxygen, carbonate carbon and oxygen isotopes and trace element data, suggests factors affecting preservation of primary seawater CAS isotopes in ancient biogenic samples are complex, and not necessarily linked to the preservation of original carbonate mineralogy or chemistry. Primary data indicate a generally stable sulfur cycle in the early-mid Maastrichtian (69 Ma), with some fluctuations that could be related to increased pyrite burial during the ‘mid-Maastrichtian Event’. This is followed by an enigmatic +4‰ increase in δ34SCAS during the late Maastrichtian (68 to 66 Ma), culminating in a peak in values in the immediate aftermath of the K–Pg extinction which may be related to temporary development of oceanic anoxia in the aftermath of the Chicxulub bolide impact. There is no evidence of the direct influence of Deccan volcanism on the seawater sulfate isotopic record during the late Maastrichtian, nor of a direct influence by the Chicxulub impact itself. During the early Paleocene (magnetochron C29R) a prominent negative excursion in seawater δ34S of 3–4‰ suggests that a global decline in organic carbon burial related to collapse in export productivity, also impacted the sulfur cycle via a significant drop in pyrite burial. Box modelling suggests that to achieve an excursion of this magnitude, pyrite burial must be reduced by >15%, with a possible role for a short term increase in global weathering rates. Recovery of the sulfur cycle to pre-extinction values occurs at the same time (∼320 kyrs) as initial carbon cycle recovery globally. These recoveries are also contemporaneous with an initial increase in local alpha diversity of marine macrofossil faunas, suggesting biosphere-geosphere links during recovery from the mass extinction. Modelling further indicates that concentrations of sulfate in the oceans must have been 2mM, lower than previous estimates for the Late Cretaceous and Paleocene and an order of magnitude lower than today.last_img read more