4 Sep

ANTONIO HORTA-OSORIO: MY WIFE MADE ME TAKE UP LLOYDS BANNER

first_img ANTONIO HORTA-OSORIO: MY WIFE MADE ME TAKE UP LLOYDS BANNER KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sunday 12 December 2010 10:10 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitioncenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com CITY bankers were shocked last month when Santander UK boss Antonio Horta-Osorio jumped ship to be parachuted into the throne of Lloyds, replacing outgoing chief executive Eric Daniels. “How could he do it?” the City wanted to know. “What possessed him?” What, indeed? The high-flying Portuguese charmer had to throw in 17 years’ worth of accrued pension benefits, a wealth of goodwill and, most observers assumed, the likely inheritance of the global Santander chief exec crown. And all for the throne of a semi-nationalised, British high-street bank.Media and analysts started poring over his past for similar signs of aberrant behaviour. But the best clue they could come up with was in Horta-Osorio’s leisure past-times: the guy likes scuba-diving with sharks, for God’s sake. Surely it was the menacing glare of his latest encounter with Jaws that turned him loopy?Actually, no. Mingling at a Royal College of Music charity event the incoming Lloyds chief finally let The Capitalist in on the secret ingredient of his move to Lloyds and it wasn’t marine life. It was Ana. Not Ana Patricia Botin, his hard-nosed successor at Santander UK, but Ana Horta-Osorio, Antonio’s wife. Ana Horta-Osorio knows a little about business challenges: she runs her own spa in Lisbon from London, making the flight to check up on it every fortnight. It is, in Antonio’s spousal view “the best spa in the world”.And when the opportunity to take over Lloyds came a’knocking, it was Ana who urged Antonio to take up the challenge. It seems the bank’s shareholders – not least HRM government – have a lot to thank her for.UNDER THE TRACKSWe might still have to wait at least eight years for Crossrail, but commuters into Moorgate station have something to be thankful for – if you noticed it this morning. Capacity on First Capital Connect trains has now been increased by 3,800 seats, with three trains doubled in length and seven new services added. In honour of the station’s pivotal position, one of the new trains has been named “City of London”.And to celebrate this modicum of good news for London’s harried travellers, Lord Mayor Michael Bear has had an unusual piece of street art commissioned (see picture above right). Don’t look down, Bear. PULLING MY LEGSometimes it feels like it’s worth it to say anything to avoid a six-hour plane trip in cattle class. Thanks to a new Virgin Atlantic survey of 3,000 staff, we now know what kind of tricks passengers have tried to play to avoid folding themselves into an economy seat.Requests for upgrades have come coupled with an unusual array of excuses, from “I’m Richard Branson’s dentist” to “my newborn baby has claustrophobia” and, at the check-in desk in Tokyo: “I am a very tall Englishman”. Share whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

12 Jul

Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgTourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is a gaming and hospitality company in Nigeria which owns and operates Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Victoria Island, Lagos. The company also operates a casino, banqueting facility and a pool club in the city. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 Jul

Greggs shares: why I’m still positive despite its recent loss

first_imgGreggs shares: why I’m still positive despite its recent loss Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith | Monday, 22nd March, 2021 | More on: GRG center_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Jonathan Smith Image source: Getty Images. Greggs (LSE:GRG) as a business may not be as exciting as Tesla or Amazon in what it does. It also doesn’t offer high volatility like we’ve seen recently with Rolls-Royce or Cineworld shares. But at the same time, Greggs shares are up almost 50% over the past year. So even despite the recent loss posted for 2020, I think it’s a stock that deserves attention, and one I’m looking to buy.Looking past the lossesFirst up let’s deal with the negative 2020 results. After posting a profit in 2019 of £108.3m, 2020 accounts showed a loss of £13.7m. Full-year sales fell by over 30%, mostly due to store closures linked to the pandemic. Although the business has been able to reopen most stores under a controlled environment with reduced hours, the impact has still been clearly felt.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…Personally, I don’t see the loss as a negative for Greggs shares as it’s not about company-specific steps that Greggs has taken. In fact, I think the business has managed the pandemic as best it could. It also focused on generating a positive cash position by the end of the year (which it did) and secured additional funding of £100m should it be needed.It’s clear management agrees with me on this point. Instead of licking its wounds, the board is continuing to pursue a growth strategy. In fact, despite having to close some stores, Greggs opened 28 stores (net) during 2020. It’s planning on opening 150 during 2021. A bright future for Greggs shares?Another reason I’m positive on Greggs shares is because of the sector it operates in. The bakery/food-to-go retailer is a staple of the high street and one I don’t think will see a significant demand drop (under normal market conditions). The goods are reasonably priced, and appeal to a wide range of consumers. This broad client base will likely maintain demand despite the peaks and troughs of the UK economy. I’d therefore mark Greggs shares in the defensive stock category.I’m glad to see it looking to increase its grip on the market by different initiatives. These include its range within supermarkets, and taking advantage of home deliveries. The willingness to expand into these new channels gives me optimism that the business will stay abreast of opportunities. In turn, this should be positive for Greggs shares.The situation does look rosy, but there are always risks to consider. One I think the business needs to be aware of is the goal of store expansion. The vision is to get to 3,000 stores, with it currently sitting just above 2,000. But just opening stores for the goal of ticking the box could be damaging for Greggs. I’ve seen other businesses expand too quickly via physical locations, only to have to close them down. It’s better to take time to evaluate the benefit of a new store and profitability first.And of course, we also have to take into account any changes in consumer behaviour with more people working from home post-pandemic.Overall though, I think Greggs shares have a bright future. If the company remains focused on developing new channels and is mindful of not expanding too quickly, profitability should rise.last_img read more

16 Jun

Bertie lends voice for charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Ireland Bertie lends voice for charity  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Former taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has given permission for his voice to be caricatured in a TV advertisement on the basis that the company promoted will make a donation to two Irish charities.Spar Ireland, the convenience store chain, is spending upwards of €1 million on a new advertising campaign based around a caricature of Bertie Ahearn.The campaign hit the airwaves this week, and will consist of ten radio adverts between now and the end of the year. The ads are designed to promote a price concept called the ‘Spar Euro Crunch Campaign’.Ahern, who last week joined the board of the Parker Green property company, has consented to his voice being impersonated in the adverts, after the retailer agreed to donate funds to two charities, Turning the Tide of Suicide and North-South charity Co-Operation Ireland.The first advert features Ahern as a new Spar employee involved in an exchange with a Kerry Gaelic football supporter. The commercial goes out in the build-up to the All-Ireland football final.BWG Group operates more than 470 Spar outlets around Ireland. 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. Howard Lake | 18 September 2008 | Newslast_img read more

16 Jun

Lost Stock announces charity & clothing swap partners

first_img Lost Stock, the UK fashion initiative set up in the wake of Covid-19 to support garment workers in Bangladesh, has announced new partnerships with the British Heart Foundation, The Nu Wardrobe and Swopped to encourage customers to make more sustainable choices and reduce landfill waste.Lost Stock was launched in May by the team at fashion app Mallze to help workers in Bangladesh after over $3bn worth of stock orders were cancelled by retailers in the wake of Covid-19, leaving manufacturers there unable to pay workers and mountains of unwanted stock destined for landfill. Lost Stock helps by selling boxes of clothing for adults and children direct from the manufacturers with funds going back to workers through a local NGO, SAJIDA Foundation. Each box sold will support one Bangladesh worker and their family of four for a week.More than 100,000 Lost Stock orders were placed within two months of launch, and Lost Stock has now outlined three suggestions for any unwanted or unsuitable clothes received: Donate It, Swap It or Upcycle It to help drive a circular economy.Through a partnership with the British Heart Foundation, customers will be able to use a free postal service to donate unwanted Lost Stock items to the charity.Lost Stockers can also exchange their items with other UK and Ireland shoppers via partnerships with swap platforms: The Nu Wardrobe (Nuw) and Swopped, which are offering reduced memberships to encourage more sustainable ways to shop.Lost Stock is also collaborating with upcycling experts for a series of video tutorials to illustrate ways to repurpose and be creative with clothes. Steel and Stitch kicked-off the tutorials on the Lost Stock Instagram channel.Cally Russell, CEO of Lost Stock and Mallzee, said:“The concept of Lost Stock means customers are putting their trust in us to deliver clothing they’ll love, and while every piece is high quality and matched to style preferences, we, of course, understand that not everything will always be to their taste. So instead of throwing it away, we’re working with partners to encourage us all to make better choices, reduce waste, have fun, be creative and continue the positive impact of all of our collective work to help those most in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.”Speaking about the partnership with British Heart Foundation, Karen O’Donoghue, the charity’s Head of Retail Partnerships said: Advertisement “Not only will this prevent items from going to landfill, it will help provide much needed stock for our 560 clothing and accessory shops across the UK. Every item sold in our shops will help raise vital funds for life saving research at a time when our income has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.”  800 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 fashion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 3 August 2020 | Newscenter_img  801 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Lost Stock announces charity & clothing swap partners About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

12 Jun

Media still gagged five years after coup

first_img Receive email alerts June 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media still gagged five years after coup Reports RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more News News HondurasAmericas Organisation RSF_en Newscenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Freedom of information has declined dramatically in Honduras in the five years since the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. The violent crackdown and censorship that marked the first few months after the coup have been followed ever since by constant violations of human rights and media rights. The current president, Juan Orlando Hernández is a fervent advocate of “security by all possible means.” During a four-year stint as parliamentary speaker ending a year ago, he pushed through a series of laws that reinforced the militarization of Honduran society and restrictions on access to information.The prioritization of security prevents many media and other entities from gathering and circulating information of public interest. Migdonia Ayestas, the head of a violence-monitoring unit at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), criticizes the police for preventing the media from publishing the information she gathers every day about violence, including violence in remote areas.Her unit was also recently forced to stop publishing its nine-year-old monthly report on violence in Honduras because the interior ministry refused to share its statistics with her any more.The public’s right to information was also restricted by the Law on Official Secrets and Classification of Public Information that parliament hastily adopted on 13 January 2014. It stripped the Institute for Public Access to Information (IAIP) of its responsibility for classifying information of public interest, reassigning this responsibility to each ministry and state agency.The law says: “Any information (…) relating to the internal strategic framework of state agencies and whose revelation, if made publicly available, could produce undesirable institutional effects” may be “restricted.”Tighter government controls on the flow of information have had a direct impact on the work of journalists. Journalists Marylin Méndez and Dagoberto Rodríguez, the editor of the daily La Prensa, said no government minister talks to journalists without permission from the president’s office. The government is “clearly obstructing serious and professional media.” Rodríguez added. The obstacles for officially recognized journalists are even greater for those who are not recognized. Local radio stations and freelance journalists – who make up the majority of media and reporters in Honduras – are also pressured by means of the selective allocation of advertising. As a result, many limit themselves to providing officially approved and uniform coverage.“When you’re hungry, you obviously take what’s going,” said a reporter who resorts to the widespread practice of “journalism for hire,” under which anyone with enough money can pay a reporter to put out a story that benefits their individual interests.This situation and the near-monopoly of the leading media companies leave little space for independent and critical news reporting. As a result, the harassment of civil society organizations often also targets linked community radio stations.Control of coverage of sensitive subjects such as police corruption, land conflicts and the environmental impact of mining is all the stricter when powerful economic interests are at stake, as in the case of Dinant, a company owned by Honduran businessman Miguel Facussé Barjum, who is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.”After repeated reports by national and international human rights groups and independent media about Dinant’s alleged involvement in the violent deaths of hundreds of peasants in the northern Aguán Valley, an investigation by the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman ordered the freezing of a 15-million-dollar World Bank loan to Dinant.Reporters Without Borders regrets that this modest achievement has not been supported at the highest government level. The government should try to ensure respect for freedom of information by protecting independent media workers and journalists with the same energy as that recently deployed by President Hernández to denigrate some of his fellow citizens.During a trip to Washington on 12 June, he said his main goal was to “refute the reports (about human rights violations) that bad Hondurans send in order to sully the country’s image.”Honduras is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Honduras HondurasAmericas to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

27 May

New campaign to combat livestock theft launched

first_img A new campaign to combat livestock theft is being launched today.It follows a significant rise in the number of animal thefts from farms across the country.Members of the Gardai, Crimestoppers and the Irish Farmers Association have joined forces to launch a new national campaign aimed at reducing animal thefts from farms around Ireland.It’s being rolled out in an effort to increase the detection rates for the theft of cattle and sheep from Irish farms.It also aims to provide advise to livestock owners on the best possible ways to combat this type of crime.Representatives from all three bodies will attend the launch event in Dublin from 10.30 this morning. Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – February 20, 2015 center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSinn Fein would welcome re-emergence of Mary CoughlanNext articleCllr McMonagle – Clarification needed regarding future of 35 jobs at Gormleys Centre News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal New campaign to combat livestock theft launched Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

26 May

[Order XXXII Rule 15 CPC] Persons With Physical Infirmities Seriously Affecting Cognitive Functions Can File Suit Through ‘A Next Friend’: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates[Order XXXII Rule 15 CPC] Persons With Physical Infirmities Seriously Affecting Cognitive Functions Can File Suit Through ‘A Next Friend’: Kerala HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 July 2020 2:09 AMShare This – x”Living as a deaf and dumb person, has a debilitating effect on the mental faculties of comprehension, thought, communication and even response.”The Kerala High Court has held that persons having physical infirmities like deafness or dumbness which seriously affect their cognitive functions can file a suit through next friend invoking Order 32 Rule 15 of the Code of Civil Procedure. In this case, a suit filed by one Leelamma, a deaf and dumb person, through her daughter, was decreed by the Trial Court. The suit was filed seeking…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court has held that persons having physical infirmities like deafness or dumbness which seriously affect their cognitive functions can file a suit through next friend invoking Order 32 Rule 15 of the Code of Civil Procedure. In this case, a suit filed by one Leelamma, a deaf and dumb person, through her daughter, was decreed by the Trial Court. The suit was filed seeking to set aside a partition and release deeds which deprived her from rights in property. In the appeal filed by her elder sister before the High Court, one of the contentions raised was that the appointment of a next friend in the circumstances of the case was clearly illegal in as much as plaintiff was neither of unsound mind, nor had any infirmity of mind entitling her to be represented by a next friend. While addressing this contention, the bench comprising of Justice SV Bhatti and Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas, referred to Order 32 Rule 15 CPC and noted that it deals also with persons of mental infirmity, who are, by the said reason, incapable of protecting their interests, except with the assistance of a next friend, when suing or being sued. It said: “We have no doubt that, the word ‘mental infirmity’ has been used in Order 32 Rule 15 C.P.C., to convey a meaning, which is wider and which would encompass something more than what the word ‘unsoundness of mind’ would cover..The term ‘mental infirmity’ has not been defined in the C.P.C, 1908. In the context in which the term is used in Order 32 Rule 15 C.P.C., it is capable of taking a meaning different from that of unsoundness of mind.” The bench observed that when the infirmity of hearing is to such an extent that no one, other than those closely associated with that person or an interpreter alone is able to communicate and reach that person’s mind, then, that infirmity could be regarded as a mental infirmity for the purpose of Order 32 Rule 15 of the C.P.C. It observed thus in the judgment: Cognitive skills are used to comprehend, process, remember, and apply incoming information to create an external reaction. The cognitive skills are the core skills a person’s brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and even pay attention. The cognitive functions enable us to orient ourselves in the world, making us aware of the various dangers and rewards, assimilate the main sources of pleasure and pain, and are also the means by which we receive information from others. An infirmity in the cognitive faculty which impairs the skills of perception, discernment, comprehension and thought, will necessarily have an impact on the mind. A hearing impaired person becomes dumb on account of the impairment of his skills of perception, discernment, comprehension thought and response. Living as a deaf and dumb person, has a debilitating effect on the mental faculties of comprehension, thought, communication and even response. These faculties when affected will have an effect on the person’s capacity to protect his civil rights. In the matter of communicating his views about his civil rights, a deaf and dumb person will be weak. If the impairment of hearing is to such an extent that it is almost difficult to communicate with that person, or even comprehend any reply given by him, except by understanding the signs by which one communicates with him, then there arises a weakness of the mind. This weakness, akin to an infirmity, makes it almost impossible for any person, other than those intimately acquainted with that person or a trained interpreter, either to reach his mind or to interpret it. When the infirmity of hearing is to such an extent that no one, other than those closely associated with that person or an interpreter alone is able to communicate and reach that person’s mind, then, that infirmity could be regarded as a mental infirmity for the purpose of Order 32 Rule 15 of the C.P.C. Such a person though not mentally unsound, is, for the purpose of Order 32 Rule 15 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, a person who is mentally infirm.”The bench particularly referred an earlier judgment of the Kerala HC in Raveendran v. Sobhana (2008 (1) KLT 488), in which it was held that mental infirmity in the context of Order 32 Rule 15 is not mental disorder, insanity or mental illness. It was observed therein that the weakness of mind due to any reason, making a person incapable of protecting his interests, is sufficient to unfold the protective umbrella under Order 32 Rule 15 and that such infirmity can also be caused by physical defects like deafness or dumbness, whereby a person is made incapable of communicating his wishes, views or thoughts to others who are not acquainted with him.In facts of the case, the bench concurred with the Trial Court findings that the deeds executed as against the plaintiff through undue influence and fraud and the same is null and void as against the plaintiff and therefore the subject property is liable to be partitioned.Case name: Mary vs. LeelammaCase no.: R.F.A (INDIGENT) No.306 OF 2019Coram: Justice SV Bhatti and Justice Bechu Kurian ThomasCounsel: Advocate Alias M. 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25 May

Renua offers Peter Casey party’s top job

first_img By News Highland – October 30, 2018 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday October 30thNext articleGAA clubs need to be compensated by AFL News Highland WhatsApp Renua offers Peter Casey party’s top job Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img The leader of Renua has confirmed he’ll be approaching Peter Casey, with a view to him taking over the party’s top job.Councillor John Leahy – who’s Renua’s only elected representative – has indicated he won’t stand in the way if Mr Casey wants to take over the leadership.The party currently has around 700 members and has been stranded at the bottom of recent opinion polls.Councillor Leahy thinks Peter Casey’s views are very much in line with the party membership:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/casey7pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more

9 May

First records of morphological diversity and ecology of periphytic cyanobacteria from Tukun River, Penang Forest Reserve, Malaysia

first_imgDespite the abundance of streams and rivers in Malaysia, the algal communities of these lotic ecosystems have remained largely unstudied. In a one-year floristic survey conducted from December 2014, 24 cyanobacterial morphospecies were identified for the first time from Tukun River, Penang Forest Reserve. Ten morphospecies were identified directly from field specimens while the remaining 14 morphospecies were identified only in cultures derived from the field samples. A total of 17 morphospecies; Leptolyngbya cf. boryana, L. cf. foveolarum, L. valderiana, Chroococcus cf. cohaerens, C. cf. disperses, C. cf. membraninus, C. cf. minutus, C. cf. varius, Gloeocapsopsis cf. crepidinum, Geitlerinema cf. tenuius, Phormidium simplicissimum, Dolichospermum sp., Fischerella sp., Homoeoptyche repens, Nematoplaca inscrustans, Scytonema hofmanii and S. stuposum are new records for Malaysia. Crusts were the most dominant macroscopic forms (seven morphospecies) followed by mats (three morphospecies). Scytonema was the most frequently encountered genus, occurring at 8/9 sampling sites. The presence of heterocytous cyanobacteria (S. stuposum, S. hofmanni) in 8/9 sampling sites is consistent with the low nitrate levels (< 0.74 mg/L) recorded throughout the study stream. Chroococcales were dominant in both upper and middle parts of the stream. The morphospecies present showed distinct distribution patterns despite apparently minimal variations in ecological parameters such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH and conductivity between the sampling sites. This study provides important new baseline information in understanding the diversity of periphytic cyanobacteria not only in Penang Island but more widely in Malaysia. This information can make a useful contribution in biomonitoring stream health.last_img read more