Niger Insurance Plc ( 2002 Annual Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (  2002 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgNairobi Securities Exchange Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileNairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Limited operates as a securities exchange in Kenya offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of various securities such as debt, equity and derivative securities. It provides clearing and settlement services for transactions in derivative securities through its subsidiary, NSE Clear Limited. It also acts as a central counterparty in derivative securities transactions. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Sahara Africa and NSE plays a vital role in this growth by encouraging savings and investments as well as helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. The securities exchange operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya; is a full member of the World Federation of Exchange; a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and the Association of Futures Market. Nairobi Securities Exchange is a partner exchange in a SSE initiative led by the United Nations. Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Magritte’s / Atelier Tekuto

first_img “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Makoto Yoshida+ 14 Share Japan Magritte’s / Atelier Tekuto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Japan Photographs:  Makoto YoshidaText description provided by the architects. Magritte’s is situated in the middle of Tokyo, on a tiny 45.61 m2 of plot of land. The width of front road restricted the size of construction machinery. The conditions made it extremely difficult to build the residence. The client was a married couple in their thirties, and their simple request was the use of concrete for every part of the house including floor, wall, tables etc. They didn’t even care for storage space to satisfy this request. Save this picture!© Makoto YoshidaAtelier Tekuto believe creating architecture is a fight against gravity. There are two ways to escape from the gravity: Use energy to push against gravity like a rocket, or create a structure that contains a volume lighter than air such as a helium balloon. Atelier Tekuto was inspired by Magritte’s work on surrealism and proposed the motif of a massive concrete block escaping from the gravity. For the structure, Atelier Tekuto chose precast concrete with pre-stressed steel bar, to separate the volume between ground floor and basement. Finally Atelier Tekuto found a new element of architecture by rediscovering the common things that were once for granted.Save this picture!© Makoto YoshidaProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: A Conversation with Frank GehryArticlesIn Progress: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” P.S.1 Installation UnderwayArticles Share Magritte’s / Atelier TekutoSave this projectSaveMagritte’s / Atelier Tekuto ArchDaily Architects: Atelier Tekuto Photographs CopyAbout this officeAtelier TekutoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on June 10, 2011Cite: “Magritte’s / Atelier Tekuto” 10 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?玛格丽特住宅 / Atelier Tekuto是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Raising funds & entertaining the troops: this summer’s charity art trails

first_imgBig Bear Sculpture TrailRunning until the end of the summer, the Big Bear Sculpture Trail is at Wild Place Project near Bristol. There are 20 six-foot tall bears to be found with the trail supporting new exhibit Bear Wood, which includes European brown bears, lynx, wolves and wolverine. The Big Bear Sculpture Trail has been organised and managed by Bristol Zoological Society, which owns and runs Wild Place Project.  297 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 With the summer holidays in full swing, here is a look at some of the charity art trails currently taking place across the country, providing entertainment and raising funds for local causes in a variety of ways including sponsorship, public auctions, and the sale of maps and apps. 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 Saddle UpThe Saddle Up art trail is taking over Newmarket this summer, raising funds for local charity, Animal Health Trust (AHT). There are 17 horse sculptures to find. It launched in July and runs until 22 September. Go Wild GorillasGo Wild Gorillas launched on 27 July and runs until mid October on Jersey. There are 40 life-size gorilla sculptures dotted around the island, painted by a range of artists, as well as some younger gorillas that have been painted by schools and community groups. The trail benefits the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The Lions of WindsorSoon to launch in Windsor and running from August to October, painted lions and cubs are taking to the streets in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Three charities are benefitting from this trail with 100% of the proceeds going to Thames Hospice, Windsor Lions, Tusk and Look Good Feel Better. The Lions of Windsor trail includes sculptures decorated by UK artists, designers and illustrators, including Dame Zandra Rhodes, and sponsored by businesses, organisations and schools across the region. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Elmer’s Big ParadeAnother multi-city event, Elmer the Pathwork Elephant trails are appearing in Ipswich, Plymouth, and Tyne & Wear this summer. There are currently 55 individually designed Elmers to find in Ipswich unril 7 September, as well as the Learning Herd: 84 ‘young Elmers’ in special locations all across town. 2019 is the 30th anniversary of both St Elizabeth Hospice – the charity benefitting from Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk – and Elmer. Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth started on 8 July and runs until 16 September with 40 sculptures dotted around the city for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, while the Great North Parade will see Tyne & Wear host over 50 elephants from 21 August-1 November, benefitting St Oswald’s Hospice. These trails, along with many of the others are created and organised with Wild in Art. Melanie May | 7 August 2019 | News Oor WullieOn for another month up in Scotland, Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is taking place across multiple cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. It launched in June and runs until the end of August, benefitting Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, ARCHIE Foundation and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.  296 total views,  2 views today HeART to HeartThere is still time to see St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley’s first ever community art trail in Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and East Grinstead. The HeART to Heart trail launched on 4 July and runs for ten weeks across the towns, featuring 26 fibreglass hearts, each designed by a local artist and sponsored by a local business. It has already raised over £100,000 for the hospice. Wallabies Gone WildThe Isle of Man is hosting Wallabies Gone Wild until 1 September with wallabies all over the island since May. There are 26 large wallaby sculptures designed by local and national artists and sponsored by local businesses, and 38 small ‘Wallababy’ sculptures, designed by schools and community groups on the island. The trail benefits Hospice Isle of Man. Raising funds & entertaining the troops: this summer’s charity art trailslast_img read more

Where Are All The Young Farmers?

first_img Previous articleHouse Ag Committee Begins Farm Bill HearingsNext articlePioneer Hi-Bred Launches Replant Calculator Gary Truitt Starting out in farming has never been easy or cheap, but skyrocketing land prices, more sophisticated and expensive technology, and greater volatility and risk have made it even tougher for young farmers to get started.  The research profiled today’s young farmer as someone who is in a partnership with his father or other family member, has a spouse who works in town, and has several young children.  This group is characterized by its acceptance of and use of a variety of new technology. By Gary Truitt – May 6, 2012 SHARE Have you ever had the experience of watching a television commercial; and, when it is over, you have no idea what it was for, what the message was, or even what product or company it was for?  This is not due to a bad ad agency, but is done on purpose. The reason you don’t get it is because you are not supposed to. More and more commercials are aimed at specific demographics and made to be understood by people in that demographic. When this happens in my house, I will turn to me wife and ask, “Did you get that?” She will say, “No.” Yet when I ask my children, they look at me quizzically and say, “Yes, don’t you?”  Demographic segmentation is not a new marketing idea, but it has become a lot more prevalent today. SHARE The reason is the internet. It allows marketers to direct messages to individuals based on age, geography, interests, behavior, and a thousand other different factors. This trend is not limited to tweeters, bloggers, and Facebook game players, but is even being used to reach farmers. Another interesting trend is in the size of farms. While farmers under 44 only control 20% of planted US farmland, the average farm size is 500 acres. This implies that, in the future, a small number of farmers will control a larger and larger amount of productive farmland. With world food demand continuing to rise and great productivity needed from American agriculture, a new generation of well-educated and well-trained farmers is needed.   Young farmers get a lot of lip service in political circles, but real reform is needed to foster the transfer our  food, fiber, and fuel production apparatus to the next generation. These numbers reflect a fact we all know too well: we ain’t getting any younger.  Between 2002 and 2007, the older demographic saw a 22% increase.  But what is disturbing is that the number of farmers under 44 years of age declined by 14% during this same period.center_img What makes this trend even more significant is the fact that farmers over 65 control 29% of the nation’s planted acres and the 45-64 age group controls 49% of the planted acres in the US. This means that, over the next 40 years, the control and ownership of 80% of productive US farmland will have to change hands,  a process that is made more difficult by state and federal tax laws. Home Commentary Where Are All The Young Farmers? Facebook Twitter The National Association of Farm Broadcasting recently conducted a national survey on farmer media usage. The purpose was to find out you all listen to, watch, read, and click on to get your farm news. The research found that farmers fall into three distinct groups with much different interest, lifestyles, and media usage patterns. According  to the research, 30% of US farmers are over 65 years of age, 50% are between 45 and 64, and 20% are under the age of 44. Where Are All The Young Farmers? Facebook Twitter by Gary Truittlast_img read more

New Official Photo Featuring All-Woman LA County Board of Supervisors Unveiled

first_imgCommunity News New Official Photo Featuring All-Woman LA County Board of Supervisors Unveiled STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, December 7, 2020 | 12:32 pm 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Community News Click on image to enlargeThe Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors unveiled the official photo featuring an all-women Board of Supervisors for the first time since the Board’s inception in 1852.The official Board photo features newly elected Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell who will represent the Second District, a position previously held by Mark Ridley-Thomas for 12 years.It also features Supervisor Hilda L. Solis front and center as she will lead the Board in the coming year as Chair.“This is history – or, better yet, herstory,” said Chair of the Board Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor for the First District. “We’ve shattered a glass ceiling right here in Los Angeles County. For girls and women everywhere, this demonstrates that no dream is too big. At a time when we are facing so much uncertainty, I’m thankful for colleagues who are committed to investing in communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, fighting homelessness, creating affordable housing, assisting women-owned small businesses, and bolstering our safety net programs. The pandemic has hit women and children the hardest – the economic toll, particularly on mothers of young children, will take immense focus to overcome. We know that women legislators introduce and pass more legislation dealing with issues related to women and children. That will be even more true now in Los Angeles County with five female Supervisors. Each one of us have our own unique talents and interests, but we’ll come together to meet the needs of the 10 million people who call Los Angeles County home. Women are rising, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside compassionate, strong, and intelligent women in this new era for Los Angeles County.”“It is an honor to serve alongside this dynamic group of leaders. Yes, our entirely women-led board is historic and so is this moment, when our residents need government to serve like never before. We each bring a unique lived experience, expertise and understanding of what’s at stake for our constituents, and all of this prepares our board to guide LA County through these unprecedented times,” said newly elected Second District Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.The image of the five-women Supervisors not only captures a historic moment in the Board’s history, but also symbolizes possibilities for the future of Los Angeles County.“Women in positions of political power often pay more attention to the real life needs of women and children, which creates help for everyone in our communities,” said Sheila Kuehl, Supervisor for the Third District. “I look forward to working with this all-woman Board knowing that our work together will help address historic inequities that have made it hard for women to keep their heads above the poverty line, feel safe in their homes and communities, and meet the twin challenges of work and family.”“I grew up seeing my dad, the original Supervisor Hahn, serve on this powerful board of five men,” said Janice Hahn, Supervisor for the Fourth District. “Serving on a board of five women means a lot to me personally, but what I want most out of this historic moment is for girls and young women to see us and know that they are full of potential. Being a woman is not a disadvantage in leadership—it is an asset.”“It’s a privilege and honor to have been re-elected to the Board of Supervisors. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with my colleagues as we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all Los Angeles County residents,” said Kathryn Barger, Supervisor for the Fifth District who was re-elected for a second term.The new iconic and historic Board photo also marks a few other firsts. With social distancing rules in place, the Board photo was put together as a composite instead of an in-person group photo for the first time in the Board’s history.The white ensemble worn by the Board is also a tribute to another historical moment this year – the 100th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment into the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The image backdrop represents all five districts blended to symbolize a united County.“We are thrilled to be able to share an image that captures the essence of true leadership and a historic time for the Board,” said Celia Zavala, Executive Officer of the Board. “Los Angeles County residents will get to know each one of these incredible women as people they can count on to lead us during these critical times.” Business Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Cyclone Nisarga: Bombay HC Allows Arrested Vessel ‘MV Karnika’ To Be Moved To Safer Waters Temporarily Till Cyclone Passes [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCyclone Nisarga: Bombay HC Allows Arrested Vessel ‘MV Karnika’ To Be Moved To Safer Waters Temporarily Till Cyclone Passes [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap3 Jun 2020 1:59 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed arrested vessel MV Karnika to be moved out of the port of Mumbai into safer waters considering the sheer size of the vessel and possible damage it may cause to other vessels anchored nearby as Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra’s coast today. Justice AK Menon was hearing an application moved on behalf of MV Karnika in view of the forecast of…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed arrested vessel MV Karnika to be moved out of the port of Mumbai into safer waters considering the sheer size of the vessel and possible damage it may cause to other vessels anchored nearby as Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra’s coast today. Justice AK Menon was hearing an application moved on behalf of MV Karnika in view of the forecast of Cyclone Nisarga making landfall near Mumbai at around 2 pm. The application was moved in the commercial admiralty suit filed by Monjasa DMCC against MV Karnika. The vessel was subjected to arrest by an order dated March 17, 2020. Advocate S Priya appeared on behalf of the vessel MV Karnika and submitted that the vessel is a 14 decked passenger Cruise Ship and has about 63 crew members aboard. As per the meteorological reports assessed by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the Cyclone is fast approaching and the projected trajectory of the cyclone path indicates that it might cover the area of Mumbai region and other ports of Maharashtra while heading north towards Gujarat coast. Court observed “The IMD report of June 1, 2020 also indicates the path of cyclone as moving across Maharashtra towards Gujarat. That being the case, the application made today is on the basis that considering the sheer size of the vessel she may be impacted by the cyclonic weather and may be damaged and run aground and probably cause immense damage to other vessels resulting MV Karnika also taking in water with disastrous consequences. This application is therefore seeking to permit the vessel to go out of Mumbai temporarily to safer waters, probably beyond territorial waters while under arrest and return after the cyclone has passed.” Adv Priya told the Court that the owners will file an undertaking to bring back the vessel into port of Mumbai once the cyclone has passed. Advocate Deepak Motiwala appeared for the Mumbai Port Trust and also filed an application on behalf of the Port Trust and supported the case made out by Adv Priya. He agreed that the vessel because of its size poses a serious threat to several others in the port. Court enquired from Adv Motiwala about the option of allotting a berth for the vessel. He submitted that it is extremely risky to bring the vessel into berth because once alongside, the strong currents driven by the weather will in all likelihood damage the berth and property of the port and other vessels. He opposed any such proposal and Justice Menon noted- “Since he is aware of the dimensions of the vessel, I am inclined to accept Mr.Motiwala’s submission. I understand that any number of tugs will not be able to control M.V.Karnika at the present location.” Adv Shyam Kapadia appeared on behalf of the plaintiffs and Adv Sinha for the caveators, both agreed to the course of action to move MV Karnika to safer waters on such conditions the court may impose. However, Adv Sinha submitted that apart from the plaintiffs, who have claimed that there are several caveators who also seek to secure, along with the two plaintiffs, claims collectively worth about Rs.30 crores inclusive of the suit claims lie against the vessel. Thus, he submitted that plaintiffs have no objection if the aforesaid vessel is permitted to sail out to safer waters subject to condition as suggested. Justice Menon refused to impose any conditions and noted- “In view of the consent of the plaintiffs’ Advocate and subject to the following conditions, which Ms. Priya on behalf of the owners undertakes to comply with , I am of the view that MV Karnika and her crew and others must not be imperiled and must permitted to leave for safer waters, as may be suggested by the Port Trust in consultation with the Master of the vessel so as to avoid the path of the cyclone.” Thus, Court permitted the temporary relocation of the said vessel on several conditions while under arrest. Most importantly, the Master of the Vessel, the Chief Officer/Staff the Chief Engineer were directed to surrender their passports by handing over the same to the pilot nominated by the Port Trust, who will board the ship in order to ensure safe pilotage out of the harbour and upon collecting the said passports, the same will be handed over promptly by the pilot to the Dy. Conservator who will retain them in safe custody. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall at Alibagh around 1:30 pm on WednesdayClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Cash in Transit van driver robbed in Greysteel

first_imgDetective Sergeant Wallace said: “We received a report at midday that the driver of a cash-in-transit van had been robbed at gunpoint by two men outside a shop/filling station on Clooney  Road. “The two males, one reportedly armed with what was described as a handgun, got away with a cash box containing money. “Both suspects are then reported to have fled on foot towards houses on the opposite side of the road, in the St Columbas Walk area. “The driver of the van was not injured, but has been left shaken by what must have been an absolutely frightening ordeal. “This was a brazen and despicable act that was carried out at a busy time when there would have been a number of customers in the forecourt of the premises. “There would also have been a steady flow of traffic travelling through Greysteel at the time, and I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area, or who saw two males matching the descriptions of the suspects in the moments after the robbery to call us. “I am also asking any drivers who were in the area, particularly those who may have captured footage on their dash cams to call police on the non emergency  number 101, quoting reference 511 of 16/03/19.”Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Twitter A cash in transit van driver has been robbed in Greysteel, County Derry today.Police received reports at midday of the van being robbed at gunpoint outside a shop and filling station on the Clooney Road by two men, one aparently armed with a handgun.They fled on foot towards St Columba’s Walk.The driver of the van was not injured.The PSNI are appealing for information and are urging witnesses to come forward._______________________PSNI statement in full -Detectives are investigating a robbery in Greysteel this afternoon (Saturday 16th March).  WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – March 16, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleDonegal Ladies still in the hunt for Semi-Final spotNext articleDonegal didn’t take their chances in the first half – Maxi Curran News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Cash in Transit van driver robbed in Greysteel Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Damaging winds expected in California, heavy snow for the Rockies and Eastern Great Lakes

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Major damaging winds are expected in California this week from the San Francisco Bay area all the way down to Los Angeles.The strongest winds in the San Francisco Bay area and Northern California will be on Monday and into the evening as winds could gust up to 50 to 70 mph with locally higher gusts.Also, with all the dry wind, a fire weather watch has been issued south of San Francisco where these conditions could spread fires quickly.For Southern California, winds will pick up Monday night into Tuesday and could gust as high as 70 to 80 mph with locally gusts near 90 mph.A fire weather watch has also been issued for Southern California Monday night into Wednesday morning for rapid fire spread.Meanwhile, a few areas around the country could see heavy snow in the next few days.The first area is the eastern Great Lakes in western New York and western Pennsylvania where a winter storm watch and lake effect snow has been issued.The heaviest snow will be north of Syracuse, New York, and between Buffalo, New York and Erie, Pennsylvania, where some areas could see up to 16 inches of snow.There also could be some slick roads from Illinois to Ohio and northern Kentucky where 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible due to a quick moving storm system.Another area in the country that will see heavy snow is in the Rockies from Colorado to New Mexico where locally more than a foot of snow is possible over the next 24 to 48 hours.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The seasonal cycle of carbonate system processes in Ryder Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe carbon cycle in seasonally sea-ice covered waters remains poorly understood due to both a lack of observational data and the complexity of the system. Here we present three consecutive seasonal cycles of upper ocean dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity measurements from Ryder Bay on the West Antarctic Peninsula. We attribute the observed changes in DIC to four processes: mixing of water masses, air–sea CO2 flux, calcium carbonate precipitation/dissolution and photosynthesis/respiration. This approach enables us to resolve the main drivers of the seasonal DIC cycle and also investigate the mechanisms behind interannual variability in the carbonate system. We observe a strong, asymmetric seasonal cycle in the carbonate system, driven by physical processes and primary production. In summer, melting glacial ice and sea ice and a reduction in mixing with deeper water reduce the concentration of DIC in surface waters. The dominant process affecting the carbonate system is net photosynthesis which reduces DIC and the fugacity of CO2, making the ocean a net sink of atmospheric CO2. In winter, mixing with deeper, carbon-rich water and net heterotrophy increase surface DIC concentrations, resulting in pH as low as 7.95 and aragonite saturation states close to 1. We observe no clear seasonal cycle of calcium carbonate precipitation/dissolution but some short-lived features of the carbonate time series strongly suggest that significant precipitation of calcium carbonate does occur in the Bay. The variability observed in this study demonstrates that changes in mixing and sea-ice cover significantly affect carbon cycling in this dynamic environment. Maintaining this unique time series will allow the carbonate system in seasonally sea-ice covered waters to be better understood.last_img read more