A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable — that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking — as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.
Astrophysicists use the term "metal" to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. Thus, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. Dunn sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and the reasons it is loved by so many people. The film made its debut at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released as a two-disc special edition DVD in the US on September 19, 2006.
A follow-up to the film titled Global Metal premiered at the Bergen International Film Festival on October 17, 2007, and saw limited release in theatres in June 2008. Dunn has also elaborated upon his "Heavy Metal Family Tree" in the VH1 series Metal Evolution, which focuses on one subgenre per episode.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo.
The rand retreated to its lowest in two weeks yesterday (TUES) and stocks on the JSE extended losses, in spite of improving metals prices, after economic growth in South Africa surprised on the downside in the third quarter of 2023 ...Bishop said the fundamental weaknesses in the SouthAfrican economy deter positive investor sentiment too.
Lay-offs have been worsening across South Africa’s metals and mining sector ... Sibanye-Stillwater was also laying off 4 000 employees from its SouthAfrican platinum group metals (PGM) operations, while Impala Platinum has also started voluntary retrenchment at Rustenburg and at its head office. BUSINESS REPORT .
Lithium, used in electric vehicle batteries and to store renewable energy, has become foreign-currency starved Zimbabwe's third biggest mineral export after platinum group metals (PGM) and gold, earning $209 million in the first nine months of 2023 ... Zimbabwe has also struggled for years to get PGM miners to refine the metals locally.
This hormone contributes to nitric oxide production, blocking the toxic metal and preventing it from destroying plant cells. The results are published in the SouthAfricanJournal of Botany... That toxic metal does not allow the growth of a high-quality crop.
The company attributed some of the reasons for the closures to the current energy crisis, the collapse of South Africa’s logistics and transport infrastructure, the ban on scrap metal exports and the 20% export levy. The Association of SouthAfricanChambers (Asac) chairperson ...
Nov 27 (Reuters) - Jinchuan GroupInternational Resources' (2362.HK) SouthAfrican platinum group metal (PGM) project will cut about 75% of its workforce as it restructures operations amid a sharp decline in metal prices and operational disruptions ... of falling metal prices.
Agriculture remains the doyen of the SouthAfrican economy despite its minuscule official contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) which was 3.57% in 2022, equating to approximately R134 billion ... period, making it the fastest-growing sector of the South African economy.