Two FTSE 100 growth and dividend stocks I’d buy in October

first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 9th October, 2020 | More on: HIK HL Two FTSE 100 growth and dividend stocks I’d buy in Octobercenter_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown and Hikma Pharmaceuticals. 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. FTSE 100 stocks are often classified as either ‘growth’ or ‘dividend’ stocks. The former are those that are growing faster than average and have the potential to provide big capital gains. The latter are those that pay out regular income.The thing is, though, you don’t necessarily have to choose one or the other. Some FTSE 100 stocks offer the potential for both growth and dividends. Here’s a look at two such shares I like the look of right now.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…Growth and dividendsHargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL) is a great example of a FTSE 100 growth and dividend stock.This is a business that has grown significantly in recent years. For example, over the last three years, total assets under management have increased from £82bn to £107bn. Revenue for the latest quarter was £144m, up from £104m for the same period three years ago.Meanwhile, over the last three years, Hargreaves has lifted its dividend payout substantially. Back in 2017, the company declared a full-year dividend of 29p per share. This year, it declared an ordinary full-year dividend of 37.5p (up 11% on last year) and a special dividend of 17.4p. This dividend increase reflects the quality of this business, especially when you consider that more than 40% of FTSE 100 companies cancelled, suspended, or cut their dividends this year. The ordinary payout equates to a yield of 2.5%.Hargreaves Lansdown shares are currently well below their all-time highs, set in May 2019. One reason for this is that the UK stock market is lower than it was then, which translates to lower fees for the group. Some investors are also worried about competition from the likes of Vanguard and Trading 212.I see this share price weakness as a buying opportunity. The share isn’t cheap, on a trailing P/E ratio of 23, however, I think it deserves a premium valuation. I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock today.Smashing the FTSE 100Another FTSE 100 stock that has the potential to deliver growth and dividends is Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK). It’s a fast-growing healthcare company that manufactures branded and non-branded generic medicines.Since I said Hikma shares were a buy in late July, they’ve jumped from 2,160p to 2,646p – a gain of about 23%. That’s an excellent return when you consider that the FTSE 100 index has gone backward since then. However, I think there’s plenty of room for further upside here.Half-year results, issued in August, were excellent. For the period, core revenue and core operating profit were up 9% and 15% respectively. Meanwhile, the company raised its full-year sales outlook for its Injectables and Generics businesses. Hikma also announced that it has signed a non-exclusive supply agreement with Gilead Sciences to manufacture Remdesivir – an approved treatment for Covid-19 – for injection.Hikma doesn’t offer the highest yield. Currently, the prospective yield is about 1.4%. However, the dividend is growing quickly. Over the last five years, the payout has been increased from 22 cents per share to 44 cents per share. All things considered, I think this FTSE 100 growth and dividend stock has a lot of appeal. It’s currently trading on a forward-looking P/E ratio of just under 20, which seems very reasonable. I see Hikma as a ‘buy’ right now. Enter Your Email Address 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.last_img read more

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Matt Banahan on Bath’s exciting young stars

first_img Bath take on Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership this Friday, hoping to continue stunning fans with running rugby. They no longer have a continental trophy to target after they lost to Leinster in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals, but according to one of their longest-serving backs there is more to come from Bath’s bright young things.Winger Matt Banahan – who spoke with Rugby World about current cover star Jonathan Joseph – insists that the three livewires of George Ford, Joseph and Anthony Watson can go on to impress on the biggest stages in world rugby.“All three of them can definitely become world beaters,” the winger says. “They showed as much in the Six Nations, in glimpses. To have that ability at such a young age is impressive – these guys have bedded in with England and they have absolutely no fear.“The way we want to play at Bath is with aggressive attack and they fit into that. Anthony can step anybody, JJ doesn’t need any space to work in and George is only 22 but he’s of the best fly-halves at running a game. I try my best to give these guys some advice, but with their natural talent I really don’t know what to tell them!” Three top talents: Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and George Ford for England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We know anything can happen in rugby. You can win by ten points or you can win by two. Newcastle are playing extremely well at the moment. But you can look to the opportunity we’ve got (making the play-offs), because they don’t come along every year.”Read all about Jonathan Joseph in the May 2015 issue of Rugby World – In shops now! Find out where to buy your copy here or download the digital edition here. Going “Off-key”: Bath were able to spook Leinster with running rugbyBath may have lost to Leinster, but Ford created two brilliant tries by attacking the line. According to Banahan, Bath are thriving because their game plan allows risk takers to thrive and because players are encouraged to go “off-key” fans can enjoy moments like Joseph taking on a Toulouse defence, grubber kicking and collecting it himself to score. “That’s not in the script!” laughs Banahan. The last thing anyone wants, he claims, is for that spark to be coached out of the youngsters.Because anything can happen, though, Banahan refuses to believe that Bath’s next two games will be straightforward. They thrashed London Welsh and have Newcastle and then London Irish, but the run of three was not something Bath had specifically targetted.last_img read more

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Turning a hobby into a career

first_imgFacebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Student finds joy in volunteering for ‘miracle’ baseball league Twitter Harwood poses for a picture with her gear (courtesy of Kelcee Harwood). Previous articleCould TCU’s star defensive end be playing on Sundays next season?Next articleNo.4 TCU makes prime time showing Saturday night Madison Goforth RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Madison Goforth is a Senior journalism major from Tyler, Texas. Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Army ROTC spends weekend practicing tactical missions ReddIt Three-star D-End Izaih Filikitonga signs with TCU football for fall season + posts Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ ReddIt The Leap: unique restaurants that take Frog Bucks Madison Goforth printSome hobbies fade after a week, some after a year.But for one student it hasn’t faded yet.Kelcee Harwood, a senior sports broadcasting major with a studio art minor and emphasis in photography said she got her first camera in high school taking a trip to New York.“My first photo drew me in,” she said. “The black and white contrast with the eclectic restaurant in the background was so beautiful to me.”During her sophomore year Harwood began to get involved with different organizations on campus as their photographer. She is now the chief photographer for theEnd as well as a photography intern for TCU Athletics.“I started just going to the baseball games by myself and shooting the team from the stands,” she said. “I started posting my work online and the players started asking me for the photos. From there it just kind of took off.”Harwood started to gain confidence in her photos and started a professional website, Instagram and even has her own watermark.In December of 2016 she took a chance on a twitter Q & A from one of her favorite artist, Josh Abbott.“I asked if I could shoot a show, not expecting anything back,” she said. “Next thing I knew I had a direct message from Josh Abbott with a phone number of who to call for his next show.”Harwood has photographed Abbott and other country artist at Watershed, Wash., Jab Fest in West Texas, and many rising stars in Nashville, Tenn.“The hardest part for a beginner is getting your foot in the door,” she said. “Most everything in the beginning is on your own dime.”Harwood said she thinks she has gotten over the beginning slump. This summer she got a job with the Dallas Mavericks.The best part of her summer was shooting Dirk Nowitzki’s 2017 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, she said.“It was incredible to have all access on the field with all these star studded athletes,” she said. “Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott were in my dugout along with other professional athletes from all different sports.”Harwood wants to move to Nashville and pursue concert photography after graduation.“What I love about photography is capturing a moment that will probably never happen again,” she said.For more information on Harwood Photography, visit her website here. Linkedin Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Women make history in the 2018 midterms

first_imgFacebook Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Twitter Linkedin Horoscope: November 15, 2019 TCU political science professor Joanne Green attributed the increase of female candidates to a “perfect storm” of societal frustration.A combination of the #MeTooMovement, gun violence and Donald Trump’s campaign motivated women to run, Green said.The Trump campaign shifted women’s attitudes about what it meant to be president, said Anne Moses, founder of the political organization IGNITE.“Historically one of the reasons women have not run is that they feel under-qualified to run and simultaneously overvalue the qualifications for elective office,” Moses said. “Having a president that so clearly did not hold traditional qualifications lowered that bar.”Another reason that women didn’t run as much in the past was because of difficulty gaining financial support in campaigns.“Women are socialized to be altruistic, not self-interested, so asking for money for themselves is harder than asking for money for like a philanthropy,” Green said.Underrepresentation in government is clear in the representatives of 2018, according to the Center for American Women in Politics. The majority of Americans wanted a change, according to a Pew Research Center study. Fifty-nine percent of Americans want to see more women in government and top corporate positions. Democrats are beating Republicans to the punch, however.They have a longer history of supporting and providing resources to female politicians, Green said. And “women are more liberal than their male counterparts on social issues,” regardless of other demographic factors that influence party distinctions.That showed in the midterms this year, with fifty-nine percent of women voting for the Democratic candidate in Congressional elections. Women are “vulnerable in many ways,” Green said. They are less likely to be paid well and more likely to be victims of a crime, she said.“The Democratic Party is more supportive of egalitarian policies, which advance equal opportunities in employment, education” and reproductive rights, Green said.Moses said she believes unequal female representation in different parties is problematic.“If we want to get to political parity we need women on both sides of the aisle in equal numbers,” Moses said.But there are still some barriers to achieve political parity.Rebecca Montgomery, the head of advocacy at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, is no stranger to navigating biases in the political sphere.“Women must work harder to be included, to be invited to the table,” Montgomery said.But she said she believes the midterms are just the beginning of progress.“We should encourage one another to become more engaged in our political environment, educate ourselves on the issues, ask questions for understanding and clarity, and have respectful political discourse,” Montgomery said. Twitter ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Facebook Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Linkedin Horoscope: November 14, 2019center_img + posts Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombia Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Horoscope: November 13, 2019 ReddIt Previous articleProposed Title IX changes open for public commentNext articleSenior Choreography Concert showcases diverse talent Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Mariana Rivas Media Credit: Mandel Ngan AFP Getty Images printCongress will get a new look on January 3.With more female candidates to choose from than ever before, Americans voted for a record high number of women to serve in the 116th United States Congress.  Newly elected women also shattered diversity records.Candidates Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Deb Holland and Sharice Davids became the first Native American women elected to Congress. And Maine, South Dakota, and Iowa elected their first female governors. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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TechTarget Named to Forbes’ 2021 List of America’s Best Small-Cap Companies

first_img Facebook TechTarget Named to Forbes’ 2021 List of America’s Best Small-Cap Companies Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 center_img Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Previous articleHarpak-ULMA Machines Top 1B+ in Refrigerated Snack Tray Packages AnnuallyNext articleWinter Sports Equipment Market to Accelerate at a CAGR of Over 5% During 2021-2025|Technavio Digital AIM Web Support NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services, today announced it has been named to the Forbes 2021 list of America’s Best Small-Cap Companies. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006024/en/ (Graphic: Business Wire) Forbes evaluated companies with a market value between $300 million and $2 billion, with positive sales growth over a 12-month period and a share price of at least $5. Forbes ranked the top 100 companies based on earnings and sales growth for the latest 12 months and over five years, one- and five-year returns on equity, and 52-week total return, with greater weight given to the latest 12-month and one-year data. TechTarget was named to Forbes’ top 100 list due to its strength in all categories evaluated:126% YoY total return through 2020 – Outperforming the S&P 500 Media and Russell 2000 indices by 688% and 530% respectively.11% YoY and 40% 5-year revenue growth for the period ended September 30, 2020.≈10% YoY growth in Return on Equity.169% 5-year growth in Return on Equity. “We’re very pleased to be recognized as one of the best small-cap companies in America,” said Michael Cotoia, chief executive officer of TechTarget. “This honor is certainly a testament to the long-term strength of our business model, our industry-leading portfolio of intent data-driven products & services and our continuous focus on driving meaningful results for our customers. But most importantly, it represents the great people at TechTarget and their drive, creativity and passion – they are the engine that truly drives our success. 2020 was a good year at TechTarget and we’re super excited about what we’ll deliver for our customers in 2021.” Achieving this Forbes ranking caps a year of significant growth and success in which TechTarget:Acquired three leading companies in their respective spaces: Data Science Central, BrightTALK and Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), thereby expanding its opt-in audiences, services and significantly bolstering already-leading purchase intent data.Delivered a major update to Priority Engine TM, the Company’s SaaS-based purchase intent insight platform, launching rich Prospect-Level Intent TM to dramatically accelerate technology marketing and sales engagements.Won almost 30 editorial awards from the Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) recognizing the quality of TechTarget’s highly targeted, decision-support content for enterprise technology buyers.Was recognized as a leader in multiple G2 Grid® Reports on Buyer Intent Data, Marketing Intelligence and Sales Intelligence. To learn more about TechTarget, please visit https://www.techtarget.com. About TechTarget TechTarget (Nasdaq: TTGT) is the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies’ information technology needs. By understanding these buyers’ content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase intent insights that fuel efficient and effective marketing and sales activities for clients around the world. Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is a division of TechTarget and BrightTALK Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TechTarget. TechTarget has offices in Boston, Denver, London, Manchester (UK), Munich, New York, Paris, Phoenix, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, visit techtarget.com and follow us on Twitter @TechTarget. (C) 2021 TechTarget, Inc. All rights reserved. TechTarget and the TechTarget logo are registered trademarks and Priority Engine, Prospect-Level Intent, BrightTALK and Enterprise Strategy Group are trademarks of TechTarget. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006024/en/ CONTACT: Media Inquiries Garrett Mann Director of Corporate Communications TechTarget, Inc. 617-431-9371 [email protected] KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MARKETING ADVERTISING COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE INTERNET PUBLISHING SOURCE: TechTarget, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 03:00 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 03:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006024/en WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Eaton Vehicle Group startet Konstruktion, Entwicklung und Fertigung von E-Drive-Getrieben für Elektrofahrzeuge

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Previous articleTeledyne Expands its Virtual Trade Show, Allowing Visitors to Explore and Connect Products to Markets to Applications with PrecisionNext articleLa sociedad entre SadaPay y IDEMIA revolucionará y ampliará los servicios de pago digital en Pakistán Digital AIM Web Support Eaton’s Vehicle Group can partner with customers on joint-development programs or serve as a single service provider of EV reduction gearing components or systems. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Eaton Vehicle Group startet Konstruktion, Entwicklung und Fertigung von E-Drive-Getrieben für Elektrofahrzeuge Pinterestlast_img read more

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Police: One killed, two injured in shooting at a Church’s Chicken in California

first_imgjetcityimage/iStock(SAN DIEGO) — At least one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Church’s Chicken in San Diego on Wednesday night.The incident began when a customer got into an argument with employees at the fast-food chain’s location in San Diego’s Otay Mesa West neighborhood. The customer then took out a handgun and opened fire inside the restaurant, killing an employee and wounding two others, according to the San Diego Police Department.The suspect fled the scene in a light blue sedan and is still at large, police said.Authorities have released an image of his vehicle.Update #1 on shootingSuspect is described as a Black male, 30’s, 6-1, thin build, wearing a light blue sweatshirt & blue “Chargers” beanie. Here is a picture of his car taken from surveillance footage. Call CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8477. pic.twitter.com/5B0oTOdbiL— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) November 7, 2019The suspect is described as a tall black man in his 30s who was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt and a blue Chargers beanie, police said.Anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8477. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Fiance of victim killed in Hard Rock Hotel accident describes his final moments

first_imgCourtesy Frank Wimberly(NEW ORLEANS) — Quinnyon Wimberly and his fiancee Bianca Boone were on the phone, planning a birthday party for Wimberly’s father, when Boone heard a “loud boom.”“What was that?” she remembers him saying.Boone, 42, didn’t think much of it initially. Wimberly was, after all, working on the construction site at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans.But when she continued to call for him to no avail, she began to worry. And, finally, when she heard news that the building collapsed and she needed to get over there as soon as possible, her worst fears came true.“At that point, I knew in my heart he was gone,” Boone told ABC News on Thursday.Wimberly was one of three construction workers who died in the collapse of the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel on Oct. 12 in downtown New Orleans. His body, along with the body of 63-year-old Jose Ponce Arreola, remain inside the building. Another victim, Anthony Magrette, was removed from the building.Crews have been unable to reach Wimberly or Arreola, as the site continues to be too dangerous to enter, officials have said.Wimberly’s family had held out hope that authorities would be able to recover the bodies before demolishing the building.Last week, they were told otherwise.“[Mayor LaToya Cantrell] said they would have to demolish the building with him in it,” Frank Wimberly, Quinnyon Wimberly’s older and only brother, told ABC News on Thursday.The news, he said, felt like they learned of his death all over again.“I don’t think words can describe the way my family and I feel. It’s one thing to lose him in such a freak accident … but then, you pile on top of that, we don’t get a chance to say a proper goodbye,” Wimberly, 46, said.“We was just hoping that they would recover his body,” Wimberly added. “We’re losing hope every day.”Boone echoed Wimberly’s heartache, saying that just about a week before the collapse they were celebrating what was one of the happiest days of their lives. Quinnyon Wimberly, who she had been dating for about a year, proposed on Oct. 4, she said.“I didn’t even have time to enjoy the happiness of being his other half because I was robbed,” Boone told ABC. “I was robbed of my happiness.”Mayor Cantrell’s office said in a statement to ABC News that her “focus and priority remains recovery of the remains, and securing closure for the victim’s families — with whom she has been in close contact. Our public safety team continues working with engineers to evaluate the next steps on the site.”The office did not say when the demolition is expected to occur but the mayor has said that a recovery process would still occur after the demolition: “I have a commitment from the ownership that they will … go above and beyond to deliver for our people. That’s what I’m expecting and absolutely requiring.”There is still no official word as to what caused the hotel to come crashing down.Wimberly was a supervisor for the construction project, in addition to working at Regional Mechanical Services, an air conditioning contractor in Louisiana. He was also the father of two sons, Treionn Wimberly, 6, and Quinyonn Wimberly II, 14.In a statement on Facebook, the company said “his passion, reliability, and energetic nature were known and enjoyed by everyone he met.”Irene Wimberly, his mother, told ABC that her son had always been a hard worker. He wasn’t supposed to be at the site that day, she said, but went to make sure everything was ready for an upcoming inspection.“I really wish that he hadn’t went in because he’d have been here now,” his mom said.The Wimberlys and Boone said the support they have received from his co-workers has helped the family keep his memory alive.One story, in particular, has stuck with Frank Wimberly.He had been sitting in a bar, trying to clear his head amid the aftermath, when live coverage came on a TV of the controlled demolition of two damaged cranes that stood at the site.“There was another guy who stood up next to me, and he said, ‘Man, I was working in that building,’” Wimberly said.The two got to talking and Wimberly discovered the man not only knew his brother, but credited him with his life.The man told Wimberly that he had tickets for the LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators football game on Oct. 12, but the higher-ups wouldn’t let him take the day off.Wimberly remembers the man said to him that when his brother found out he had tickets, he told him “to go ahead and he would handle everything.”“He said, ‘your brother saved my life. If it wasn’t for him, I would have been in that building,’” Wimberly told ABC.It is stories like those that give the family solace.But, the seemingly endless setbacks they’ve endured remain devastating.“I don’t know how it feels to lose a child. I don’t know how it feels to lose a spouse,” Wimberly said. “I know how it feels to lose my brother, my only brother, my only sibling. To hear my mom say ‘now you’re my only child,’ that hurts.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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A unifying lithostratigraphy of late Cretaceous–early Tertiary fore-arc volcanic sequences on Alexander Island, Antarctica

first_imgLate Cretaceous–early Tertiary subduction-related fore-arc volcanic rocks are exposed in a north–south linear belt along the length of Alexander Island. The age and tectonic setting of these rocks is well understood; they are not considered to represent “normal” arc magmas but were generated in the fore-arc as a result of ridge subduction. Due to their distinct composition and mode of formation, they are no longer considered to be genetically related to the Antarctic Peninsula magmatic arc. They are therefore removed from the Antarctic Peninsula Volcanic Group and placed in a newly defined Alexander Island Volcanic Group. The group is made up of the Monteverdi, Staccato, Walton, Colbert, Elgar and Finlandia formations, which vary widely in lithology, facies and age. The Colbert and Elgar formations are subdivided into nine and three members respectively. Type localities, representative lithologies and age of each of the formations are discussed. The Staccato and Colbert Magmatic complexes are defined to include volcanic and plutonic rocks that are considered to be coeval. The Rouen Intrusive complex combines the plutonic rocks from the Rouen Mountains and Rothschild Island on the basis of age and chemistry.last_img read more

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Reference points for predators will progress ecosystem-based management of fisheries

first_imgEcosystem‐based management of fisheries aims to allow sustainable use of fished stocks while keeping impacts upon ecosystems within safe ecological limits. Both the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets promote these aims. We evaluate implementation of ecosystem‐based management in six case‐study fisheries in which potential indirect impacts upon bird or mammal predators of fished stocks are well publicized and well studied. In particular, we consider the components needed to enable management strategies to respond to information from predator monitoring. Although such information is available in all case‐studies, only one has a reference point defining safe ecological limits for predators and none has a method to adjust fishing activities in response to estimates of the state of the predator population. Reference points for predators have been developed outside the fisheries management context, but adoption by fisheries managers is hindered a lack of clarity about management objectives and uncertainty about how fishing affects predator dynamics. This also hinders the development of adjustment methods because these generally require information on the state of ecosystem variables relative to reference points. Nonetheless, most of the case‐studies include precautionary measures to limit impacts on predators. These measures are not used tactically and therefore risk excessive restrictions on sustainable use. Adoption of predator reference points to inform tactical adjustment of precautionary measures would be an appropriate next step towards ecosystem‐based management.last_img read more

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