12 Jul

Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgTantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTantalizers Plc is a fast food company in Nigeria with a network of quick-service restaurants and an outdoor catering businesses. The company produces a wide variety of quality products to eat in restaurants or for take-aways. This includes oven-baked pastries such as meat pies, chicken pies, Tanta rolls and beef rolls. Tantalizers Africana produces food with a rich indigenous culinary culture including African soups such as ogbono, egusi, efori-iro and edikaing-kong. Other dishes produced at Tantalizers Africana include porridge yam, pottage beans, ofada rice, plantain, stock fish, cowleg and moin-moin. Tantalizers Breakfast offers special breakfast deals ready as early as 7h30. Tantalizers Ice-cream is a range of mouth-watering soft-scoop ice-creams and hard ice-lollies. Tantalizers Bread is marketed under the Sunshine Bread brand. Tantalizers Cakes include a selection of cakes for celebrations which are customised on customer’s instructions. The company also produces an excellent choice of Chinese meals. Its catering division provides event catering services for private and corporate events as well as catering for industrial sites. Tantalizers Plc has 54 outlets located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tantalizers Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 Jul

This stock market crash is nothing like 2008, and I am throwing out most of the lessons

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. The 2008 crash was about falling demand. It was caused by two related bubbles. Low interest rates fuelled massive borrowing, which led to higher asset prices. This in turn encouraged even greater borrowing. Neither of the bubbles were sustainable, and when one wobbled, the other crashed. A deep economic shock followed.You can call the crash itself a ‘Minsky moment’, named after the economist whose theories explain the credit cycle and how occasional collapses are inevitable. 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…The 2008 crash, just like the 1929 crash, was followed by a balance sheet recession, which are always nasty, and indeed can be called depressions.What’s different about 2020 crash? The 2020 crash is different in an important way. It represents a hit on demand and supply. I know that some people may find themselves overcome by a severe case of deja vu and cite 12-years of near zero interest rates and surging asset prices to argue that the current crisis is just like the last one. But this one is different.Sure global debt levels have surged, but across most of the developed world, neither the ratios of stock markets to profits, nor house prices to wages, are nearly as high as in 2008. Banks have much more capital to act as buffers in the event of a downturn. Household debts relative to GDP are lower than in 2008, and because interest rates are likely to continue to remain ultra-low for the foreseeable future, they are also likely to remain much more affordable.There are pockets in some emerging markets, and among some corporations, where debt levels are possibly unsustainable. In the West, however, the biggest debt increases have related to government spending. If anything, the interest that governments pay on debt is likely to fall. For example, as shares tumble, money floods into government bonds. As a result, the yield on 10-year US Treasuries has fallen below the rate of US inflation. Government debt is high, but across much of the developed world it is eminently affordable. For these reasons the 2020 coronavirus economic shock is likely to be sharp, but short.The aftermath Some sectors might see permanent damage — I wonder, for example, whether the cruise industry will ever recover.The economy will bounce back. Once the threat of the coronavirus recedes, whether that will is later this year or next, the economy will breathe a sigh of relief and there will be a mass scramble to normality.I suspect China will be the first large economy to recover. Companies that rely on China but have seen a big fall in their share price might see an early recovery too — that’s companies like Burberry.I suspect this crisis will hasten the move away from oil to renewables — companies that are big in renewables, like Drax, or funds like the Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust, will benefit.I also suspect that this time around high dividend paying banks will be good recovery stocks, but not yet. The biggest long-term risk was explained well by Neil Shearing, at Capital Economics. He speculates that a hunt for yield will create various bubbles and sow the seeds for the next crisis, but that is a story for another time.  Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img This stock market crash is nothing like 2008, and I am throwing out most of the lessons  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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Michael Baxterlast_img read more

20 Jun

Bells of cathedral in Northern Ireland to ring out in…

first_img Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] The bells of St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, will be rung on March 19 to signal solidarity with immigrants. Taking place at 11:05 a.m. as morning service begins, the peal of 10 bells will ring out following an invitation to the dean and bellringers of St. Macartin’s Cathedral from the Dean of Waterford.Full article. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Bells of cathedral in Northern Ireland to ring out in solidarity with refugees Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Posted Mar 13, 2017 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

19 Jun

Colonial Pipeline fully operational; Florida gas stations recovering from deluge of…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Florida$2.893$2.894$2.878$2.833$1.771$4.08   (7/17/2008) 2.790BP277 E MAIN STApopka You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High 2.760BP2685 E SEMORAN BLVDApopka Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. 2.790Mobil2229 E Semoran BlvdApopka 2.790Shell4914 Rock Springs RdApopka The Anatomy of Fear 2.790Wawa449 W Main StApopka Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.07), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.02), Tallahasssee ($3.00)Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.81), Jacksonville ($2.84), Orlando ($2.84), Tampa Bay ($2.85)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com State and metro averages can be found here Click here to view current gasoline price averages AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) 2.570Sam’s Club1500 S Orange Blossom TrApopka Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img 2.790RaceTrac1102 Hermit Smith RdApopka LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply National$3.044$3.042$2.962$2.867$1.873$4.11   (7/17/2008) 2.790Shell1252 Apopka BlvdApopka PriceStationAddressCityTime Georgia$2.967$2.971$2.756$2.708$1.665$4.16   (9/15/2008) 2.780Walmart Neighborhood Market806 Balmy Beach DrApopka Apopka Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com Please enter your name here 2.790CashBP2115 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRLApopka Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSAAAColonial PipelineDemandGas StationsGasolinePetroleumState of EmergencySuppliesTransportationtravel Previous articleFlorida, Seminoles agree to cut casino-style online offerings from gaming pactNext articleEmpowering Veterans & Spouses with Career Opportunities, Virtual Career Fair May 18 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lowest Gas Prices in Apopka From AAAFlorida gas prices have held relatively steady even after last week’s Colonial Pipeline outage led to a deluge of demand for gasoline. The state average price for gasoline is $2.89 per gallon. That’s 1-cent more than a week ago and 2 cents less than this year’s highest price of $2.91 per gallon, set back in March. Florida filling stations are still recovering from surging demand last week. Gasoline sales were reportedly 2-3 times stronger than normal, as drivers lined up at pumps to top off their tanks. Although Tallahassee is the only major market directly serviced by the Colonial Pipeline, outages were reported at various filling stations throughout the state due to “panic buying”.“Unlike last week, fuel demand in Florida is now said to be lower than normal, because many Floridians went into the weekend with a full tank of gas,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The lower demand should give gas stations time to replenish their tanks. State officials believe most Florida filling stations will have fuel again by the middle of the week.”Since Colonial Pipeline went offline, Tallahassee gas stations were supplemented by fuel deliveries that were driven over from Jacksonville. The good news is that the Bainbridge terminals are once again receiving gasoline from the Colonial Pipeline, which should help restore normal supply patterns for the Tallahassee market. Statewide, Florida ports continue receiving gasoline deliveries. Ninety percent of the state’s gasoline is delivered via cargo ships.Apopka Priceslast_img read more

16 Jun

Age Concern’s online community

first_imgAge Concern’s online community  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Building an online community should be a core objective of any charity’s Web presence, whether they are serving clients or donors and supporters. Building an online community should be a core objective of any charity’s Web presence, whether they are serving clients or donors and supporters. It is, however, a significant undertaking. Age Concern created such a community in 1999 in the form of the Baby Boomer Bistro, “the first chat site in the UK developed specifically for the over 50s.”Visit Age Concern’s Baby Boomer Bistro. Advertisementcenter_img 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 | 13 May 2001 | Newslast_img read more

14 Jun

State Chemist Office Restructures Seed Division

first_img SHARE Previous articleActivist Groups Despair Over Possible Loss of Monsanto NameNext articleSenate Report Shows Need for Congressional Action on WOTUS Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Sep 25, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter State Chemist Office Restructures Seed Division Home Indiana Agriculture News State Chemist Office Restructures Seed Division Don-RobisonThe Office of Indiana State Chemist at Purdue University has restructured its seed section so it can more effectively determine seed marketers’ compliance with Indiana law through product inspection and testing. Don Robison, who has been hired as the OISC’s new seed administrator, has about 30 years of experience in the seed and fertilizer business in Indiana, Missouri and Colorado. He replaces Larry Nees, who retired after 41 years at the OISC, 39 as seed administrator.Jessica McVay has been promoted to seed laboratory coordinator. She is a Purdue graduate who has been with the OISC since 2012. Prior to her newly appointed role, McVay attained the technical title of registered seed technologist based on her experience and passing two national seed testing examinations. In addition to seed laboratory coordinator, McVay serves as the OISC feed microscopist, also a technical position.Nees had handled both responsibilities, but they were divided to enable the OISC to hire highly competent applicants required separately of each role so the office can best respond to changes in federal regulations, international standards, seed industry practices and technology, said State Chemist and Seed Commissioner Robert Waltz.Jessica McVay has been promoted to seed laboratory coordinator at the Office of Indiana State Chemist. She also serves as the OISC feed microscopist. (Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell)“It’s a new way for us to improve our level of services to our clients and improve our own internal competencies,” Waltz said. “There are many changes in tools and technology within the seed industry that result in new areas of training that our staff need. We must make sure we have the competencies required of us.”As an example, Robison noted that cover crops have been growing in popularity in recent years and that their use will be given greater regulatory scrutiny in the near future because of their role in protecting the environment, including water and soil. His family farm in Greenwood uses them. The OISC can analyze cover crop seed packages to ensure that claims on labels, such as germination rates, are true and to detect the presence of weed seeds.“If you think you’re planting radishes and you have thistle seed or amaranth seed mixed in, that’s not good,” Robison said.Some farmers sell seeds directly to other farmers, forgoing a seed company and knowingly or unwittingly violating Indiana seed law. That, Robison said, presents potential problems involving seed quality.“We’re seeing seed mixes for cover crops in the marketplace that have never been through a seedsman’s hands, that aren’t tested or cleaned and not labeled,” he said. “It is important to know your source of seed and to be assured that as a farmer or consumer you are getting quality seed.”Clients of the OISC’s seed division include seed companies throughout Indiana and national companies that want to sell their seed products in Indiana.“Our ultimate goal is to help our regulated clients deliver good products,” Waltz said.The Office of Indiana State Chemist is charged with administering several agricultural laws involving animal feeds, fertilizers, pesticides and seeds to ensure truth-in-labeling, food safety, user safety and protection of the environment. In addition to a seed administrator, the office includes a pesticide administrator, feed administrator and fertilizer administrator.last_img read more

2 Jun

HUBUC Teams up With IDEMIA to Provide Dynamic CVV MOTION CODE™ Card to Help…

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleObytný komplex “Aman Residences, Tokyo” a nový hotel pod značkou “Janu Tokyo” jsou zlatými hřeby projektu renovace městské zástavby čtvrti Toranomon-AzabudaiNext articleProfessor combines creativity, instruction Digital AIM Web Support HUBUC Teams up With IDEMIA to Provide Dynamic CVV MOTION CODE™ Card to Help Fight Fraud Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

31 May

First Multi-Servicer NPL Sale Announced by Freddie Mac

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac multi-servicer non-performing loan sale 2016-09-09 Kendall Baer Home / Daily Dose / First Multi-Servicer NPL Sale Announced by Freddie Mac Freddie Mac announced a $1.1 billion non-performing loan transaction, an auction of seasoned non-performing residential whole loans held in Freddie Mac’s mortgage investment portfolio, according to a recent report from the GSE. The non-performing loans are currently serviced by either Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or Ditech Financial LLC.The report says that the non-performing loans are being marketed via five pools. These pools include four Standard Pool Offerings as well as one Extended Timeline Pool Offering which targets participation by smaller investors, including non-profits and minority and women-owned businesses.Freddie Mac states that the bids are due from qualified bidders by September 29, 2016 for the Standard Pool Offerings, and the bids are due by October 13, 2016 for the Extended Timeline Pool Offering. Freddie Mac says that these sales are expected to settle in December 2016.Freddie Mac makes note that all eligible bidders, including private investors, minority and women-owned businesses, non-profits and neighborhood advocacy funds are encouraged to bid. The also share that the winning bidder will be determined on the basis of economics, subject to meeting Freddie Mac’s internal reserve levels. The GSE also says that in order to participate, all potential bidders are required to be approved by Freddie Mac to access the secure data room containing information about the non-performing loans and to be able to bid on the non-performing loan pool.Advisors to Freddie Mac on this transaction are Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as well as First Financial Network, Inc., which is a woman-owned business.Through the first half of 2016, Freddie Mac reports that it has sold $5.3 billion in non-performing loans as part of its strategy to reduce the less liquid assets in its mortgage investment portfolio. Requirements guiding the servicing of these transactions are focused on improving borrower outcomes and stabilizing communities. Additionally, Freddie Mac notes that in April 2016, Freddie Mac’s regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced enhanced requirements for non-performing loan sales. First Multi-Servicer NPL Sale Announced by Freddie Mac in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac multi-servicer non-performing loan sale About Author: Kendall Baer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Agencies Take a Hard Look at Banking Activities Next: The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 9, 2016 1,507 Views Subscribe  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

27 May

Transfer of oil underway from Genmar Companion

first_imgNewsx Adverts A major operation is underway in Belfast Lough to remove 54,000 tonnes of oil from a damaged tanker.The Genmar Companion has been sheltering since a crack was found on its deck 40 miles off Tory Island on December 16th.The operation to transfer the vacuum gas oil onto the BW Seine has been delayed several times due to bad weather conditions.The operation to remove the oil from the Genmar Companion began late last night, and is expected to take up to 36 hours.A 23-strong crew have been on board the ship since the crack was detected when passing the Donegal coast before Christmas.A one-mile exclusion zone has been put around the ships while the transfer takes place.The crack in the deck of the Bermudan-flagged tanker was first noticed as it passed 40 miles west of Tory Island on its journey from Rotterdam to New York.The damage is not believed to have extended to the oil cargo holding area of the ship, it was decided to  take shelter in Belfast Lough as a precautionary measure.After the ship-to-ship transfer is complete the ship will be taken to Belfast harbour for repairs. Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleDeclan Devine appointed new Derry City FC managerNext articleDerry man jailed for assaulting police News Highland Google+center_img By News Highland – January 7, 2012 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Transfer of oil underway from Genmar Companion Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

9 May

Diet of South American fur seals at the Falkland Islands

first_imgSouth American fur seals (SAFS) (Arctophoca australis1) are one of the most widely distributed otariids breeding on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of South America, from Uruguay to Peru (Campagna 2008). Breeding colonies are, however, patchily distributed and geographically isolated, separated by hundreds to thousands of kilometers (Túnez et al. 2008). Two SAFS subspecies are typically recognized, but their validity is debated (reviewed in Oliveira and Brownell, in press). Specifically, the mainland subspecies (A. australis gracilis) (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay) is separated from SAFS breeding at the Falkland Islands (A. australis australis) on the basis of skull morphometry (King 1954, Rice 1998, Brunner 2004, Campagna 2008). In addition to these subspecies, recent studies reveal genetic and morphometric differences between the Peruvian (A. australis unnamed) and Uruguayan populations of SAFS (Túnez et al. 2007, Oliveira et al. 2008, Berta and Churchill 2012, Committee on Taxonomy 2012). Genetic and morphometric discontinuities characterize distinct populations of SAFS that may constitute biologically relevant conservation and management units (Túnez et al. 2007, Oliveira et al. 2008). A prerequisite for effective SAFS conservation is the ability to identify the appropriate focus of management effort. This requires information on potential threats to distinct populations and their current conservation status.last_img read more