London bucks trend of growth in UK new home registrations

first_imgNew home registrations declined in London during the period between February and April, despite an increase across the UK in general.Registrations of new homes increased by 20 per cent in the quarter, compared to the same period in 2013, according to the National House Building Council (NHBC), and 12,459 homes were registered in April, up four per cent on last April. The private sector was up by 24 per cent, while the public sector grew by eight per cent.However, Greater London saw new registrations during the three months fall to 5,469 from 7,867. The only other UK region which experienced decline was the north east of England.NHBC boss Mike Quinton said that the quarter was a continuation of the “very positive” start to the year. “Now that the outcome of the General Election has been decided we look forward to continuing our work with government to ensure that housing remains at the top of the political agenda,” he said. London bucks trend of growth in UK new home registrations by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It Wise Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Thursday 28 May 2015 8:51 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

News / Women can rise to the top, says Geodis’s Marie-Christine Lombard – ‘take risks’

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 18/11/2020 Women need to exert more energy and effort and take more risks if they are to rise to the top in business, says Geodis CEO Marie-Christine Lombard.At the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society this morning, Ms Lombard said she had faced hostility from colleagues as she rose to become a chief executive.“I didn’t have a glass ceiling – quite clearly – but at 33, I was already number-two [at Jet Services Group], and was number-one by the time I was 38.”Jet was bought by TNT and she became the express company’s group MD. She said: “At that time I encountered quite some hostility and jealousy from colleagues. It would have been different if I’d been a man. It’s not a glass ceiling, it’s the energy and effort you need to exert.“How do you counter that? You need to find partners and allies; you need to know yourself so you can face this hostility, or questions of ability; and you need to exert more energy.”She added: “If you want to succeed you have to take greater risks than men.”As an example, she said, she was working at BNP Paribas and “went to work for a mid-sized company in logistics, everybody thought I was mad. I thought there was an opportunity in that sector to develop further”.Ms Lombard warned that there had been plenty of examples of civilisations taking a step backwards when it comes to women.“There is always a risk, and you can’t take for granted where we are today.”One of the challenges now, she says, is working from home because of Covid-19.“I am totally against it. It’s isolating, and destroys the value of working collectively. There is a huge danger that women will be more impacted. You lose creativity and inspiration – we need to be extremely careful that this does not become the norm.”Data shows that women are more likely to have reduced their working hours than men during lockdowns, threatening their place in the boardroom.Ms Lombard has put her money where her mouth is: Geodis today announced it had partnered with Bureau Veritas to obtain the GEEIS (Gender Equality European & International Standard) designation, and will establish common gender equality and diversity in workplace standards, including pay, the advancement of women, skills development and diversity.Currently in France, women in management with the same roles and experience as men receive 10% less in pay, and only 20% of executives are women.Under the agreement, Geodis will have its practices audited for a three-month period across 12 of the countries in which the group operates, starting in 2021 with France, England, Germany and Italy. It will continue in 2022 in Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia and then Morocco, the US, Poland and Singapore in 2023.Geodis has also signed the G20 EMPOWER Alliance pledge, supporting the advancement of women in the private sector.Ms Lombard advised women to “know your unique talents and leverage them. Know what you are excellent at. Don’t be afraid of going forward, take opportunities and risks. As leaders, there are more risks for women than men. You need to find people that are inspiring; choose who you are going to work for.”While Ms Lombard had thought there were better opportunities for her in logistics, as compared to banking, there is still much work to be done. This week, for example, Tiaca announced that yet another man was joining its 13-strong all-male board. And this follows a similar announcement from SkyTeam Cargo – and others.Agnès Pannier-Runacher, the French minister delegate for industry, added at the Forum that ensuring women rose to the top was not just about inclusiveness or equality, it was about companies performing better.last_img read more

Hopes fade on 6.28 agricultural policies

first_img Hopes fade on 6.28 agricultural policies US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] NewsEconomy SHARE In contrast to the increasing amount ofcrops being grown on small plots of land by individuals, the harvests fromcollective farms in North Korea are said to be declining. A source from South Pyongan Province who recently spoke with our Daily NK reporter expressed the viewpoint thatattempts by the regime to pass farming policy that would increase the amount offood harvested and distributed to individuals from collective farms have had“no substantive effect.” Sources in North Pyongan Province and North Hamgyong Province corroborated this news.The amount of food harvested this year fromthe collective farms has “once again fallen short of expectations,” he said, adding that thefarmers who work on them have criticized the orders coming down from theauthorities, saying that “if we do things the way they want us to, it’s notgoing to work.” Although the regime has forced people tomobilize, the source asserted that farm yields are not increasing. So, then, “the best thing to do would be to further divide the land up amongindividuals,” he posited.Our source wondered if individual farmswere not more successful because each person tending them personally grew andwatered their plants. Currently, farmers must follow directives regarding theamount of water they can use on collective farms. He warned that ifthe system is not completely overhauled, crop yields will fail to improve. In 2012, the North Korean government passedthe ‘June 28th Measures,’ part of a “new economic management system in our ownstyle.” This reduced production units on cooperative farms from groups of10-25, to smaller factions of 4-6 members. as part of the reforms stipulated inthe ‘June 28th Measures.’ On paper, the state receives 70% of the target production, withfarmers receiving 30% and any surplus if targets are exceeded.  In practice, however, things appear to be different. After its implementation in a number ofregions, “the production rate on collective farms remained low and thepolicy was unable to achieve meaningful results,” the source said, adding thatmany worry these reforms will take the same path as the ‘July 1st EconomicManagement Reform Measures of 2002,’ which fizzled out after approximately threeyears.“Although the the North’s officialpropaganda contends that the measures taken regarding the collective farms arescientifically based, in actuality, it’s just working the mobilized evenharder,” the source alleged.“Each time a policy stumbles abit, the people immediately think back to the last time a similar policy wasimplemented and anticipate yet another failure. We cannot believe in thesepolicies that just sound good on paper anymore, and people are speaking out infavor of actual scientific and technical farming strategies.” Two years have passed since Kim Jong Un’sannouncement that the people would no longer have to tighten their belts, yet “the people have yet to see a policy directive issued that is related in any wayto this promise,” he said.“In fact, it is common for people to say among themselves thatKim Jong Un ‘should know what he’s doing by now.’” News center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News News By Daily NK – 2015.12.14 9:41am Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Energy sector makes gains, lifts TSX and Wall Street

first_img Keywords Marketwatch “Yesterday it was notable to see that the threat of NAFTA falling apart was enough to create some volatility in the market place. On a day when equity markets were negative, we were happy and relieved to see the markets function the way they should by pricing in uncertainty,” said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc. in Toronto. “And today we see the continued confidence and appetite for equities surge back into the market place by making up the shortfall of yesterday.” South of the border, Wall Street resumed its record-setting pace after losing ground on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 205.60 points to 25,574.73. The S&P 500 index added 19.33 points to 2,767.56 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 58.21 points to 7,211.78. The next test for the market may arrive in coming weeks as U.S. companies report how much profit they made in the last quarter of 2017. American businesses will need to produce big numbers to justify the gains their stocks have made, and expectations are also high that CEOs will unveil encouraging profit forecasts for 2018 after Washington cut their income-tax rates. On the Canadian corporate scene, shares of Shaw Communications Inc. fell 78¢, or 2.79%, to $27.16 after president Jay Mehr told analysts he thinks Freedom Mobile is ready to take on the Big Three. The arrival of Apple devices last month saw a big boost in the Calgary-based telecommunications company’s wireless subscribers compared to the quarter before it landed the iPhone. In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.78¢ US, down 0.25 of a U.S. cent. On the commodities front, the February crude contract gained US23¢ to US$63.80 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up US18¢ to US$3.08 per mmBTU. The February gold contract advanced US$3.20 to US$1,322.50 an ounce and the March copper contract was unchanged at US$3.23 a pound. With a file from The Associated Press David Hodges Share this article and your comments with peers on social media S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Related newscenter_img TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Canada’s main stock index recovered from yesterday’s NAFTA wobble, helped by gains in the energy sector, as the loonie weakened. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.99 points to 16,286.94 on Thursday, a day after markets fell into the red following reports the United States is poised to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectorslast_img read more

Green bonds grow amid rising interest in sustainability: Fitch

first_img Global green bond fund assets rose 80% over the past year, at the same time as credit risk is rising, says Fitch Ratings.In a new report, the rating agency said that assets under management (AUM) in green bond funds — mutual funds that primarily invest in green bonds — increased 80% over the past year to €22 billion at the end of the first quarter. Over the same period, bond funds’ AUM was up about 4%.The far faster growth in green bond funds’ AUM reflects the “increasing investor focus on sustainability,” Fitch said.While green bond funds still represent a tiny share of the overall bond fund market, they are growing rapidly, the rating agency noted. “The growth in the number of funds has been accompanied by an increasing diversity of funds,” Fitch also reported, with funds increasingly diversifying into social or sustainability-linked bonds, too.Alongside the growth in the segment, some funds have started to take on more credit risk, Fitch said, noting that its rating risk metrics for the largest funds rose in the first quarter, “indicating modestly higher credit risk.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Climate tide turns against oil companies: Moody’s High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Related newscenter_img Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Keywords Green bonds,  Bond funds,  Credit ratingsCompanies Fitch Ratings last_img read more

After 70 years, archives chronicle CWA’s journey

first_img Published: April 10, 2018 • By Andrew Sorensen In 1948, luminaries in politics, economics and medicine gathered on the CU Boulder campus for a forum that was supposed to be a one-shot tribute to the budding United Nations.Visit the archivesVisit the archives in person from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Norlin Library.Get a sneak peekVisit the Conference on World Affairs online to see a selection of the archives now.The 12 events on UNESCO, atomic energy and Palestine proved so popular, however, the university invited Howard Higman, a sociology professor, to make the Conference on World Affairs an annual event.From the first brochure to newspaper clippings about the next 70 years of conversation, archivists at University Libraries kept track of it all.“Every single year provides a new outlook, a new subject, new speakers showing what a slice of life was at that time,” said archivist Jane Thaler.The archives boast old black-and-white photos of a packed Macky Auditorium and video and audio tapes of high-profile speakers such as Patch Adams and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.“Ladies and gentlemen, I feel like I’m in a cathedral!” then-Sen. Joe Biden joked ascending the Macky Auditorium stairs in 2007. He then dove into a far more serious topic: “America’s Interests, Iraq’s Future,” a talk preserved in the archives.As he advocated a plan to end the war in Iraq, Biden asked a question that lingers a decade later.“How do we disengage [our military in Iraq], leaving something other than chaos?” he asked.Biden was about to become Vice President Joe Biden, taking a far greater role in the course of U.S. foreign policy. Categories:ExhibitsEvents & Exhibits CU Boulder archivist Jane Thaler looks at a tape of a 1961 plenary talk by Henry Kissinger.Thaler thinks because archives at CU Boulder are accessible to the public, all of the photographs, brochures and tapes of plenary talks such as Biden’s could someday see new life.“One hundred years from now somebody is going to use this in their PhD dissertation,” she said.Luckily, if you’re interested, you don’t have to wait that long. You can see some of those archives online here.You can also visit the archives in person from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Norlin Library.The 70th Conference on World Affairs runs through Friday, April 13. You can see the full schedule here. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

U.S. Women’s Open champ adds Canadian title

first_imgOTTAWA, Ontario  – Sung Hyun Park added the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open title to her U.S. Women’s Open crown with a comeback victory Sunday at Ottawa Hunt. Park birdied the final hole for a 7-under 64 and a two-stroke victory over fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee. Four strokes behind leaders Nicole Broch Larsen and Mo Martin entering the round, The 23-year-old Park finished at 13-under 271. She won the U.S. Women’s Open last month in New Jersey for her first LPGA title. ”I can’t think of anything. I can’t believe this,” Park said. ”I think it was a perfect game today. Everything was. There were no mistakes today, and I think it was perfect.” Park had five birdies in an eight-hole stretch on Nos. 3-10, and also birdied the par-4 16th before her closing birdie on the par-5 18th. ”I think this golf course fits my game,” Park said. ”My shots and putting were good. I think this week was just perfect for me. That’s how I got the confidence on this golf course.” Lee had two eagles in a 68. Michelle Wie withdrew before the round and was taken to Ottawa Hospital for surgery to remove her appendix. Wie was tied for 23rd, six strokes back entering the day. Larsen had a 70 to drop into a tie for third at 10 under with Cristie Kerr (69), In Gee Chun (70), Shanshan Feng (68) and Marina Alex (68). Martin was another stroke back after a 72. ”I really enjoyed this week,” Chun said. ”Today is Sunday, so a lot of spectators come out here. I really like their support for the players. I really appreciate it. Sung Hyun had a really good round today. But I don’t know, my game was not really bad, so I’m happy for her to win this week. I’ll just keep going to next week.” Alex had her best career finish. ”I thought the overall setup was great,” Alex said. ”I thought they set the course up perfect today.” Canadian star Brooke Henderson followed her course-record 63 with a 71 to tie for 12th at 7 under. The 19-year-old major champion is from nearby Smiths Falls. ”These crowds were so incredible,” Henderson said. ”I just could never have imagined this many people coming out to watch me play golf. It’s amazing. Definitely a week I’ll remember forever.” Park joined her countrywomen In-Kyung Kim (three victories) and So Yeon Ryu (two) as the only multiple winners this season. Park has 10 career Korea LPGA victories. She was looking forward to see her dog Ato at her Florida base during a two-week break. ”It’s been awhile since I’ve seen my dog, so I’m planning to play with my dog during my vacation,” Park said.last_img read more

Teleonomy and Evolution

first_img Recommended Intelligent Design Teleonomy and EvolutionAnn GaugerDecember 1, 2017, 1:27 AM In a new paper, “Evolutionary Teleonomy as a Unifying Principle for the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis,” in the journal BIO-Complexity, Jonathan Bartlett of the Blyth Institute revisits an old idea first proposed by Ernst Mayr and Colin Pittendrigh. It is a way around biologists’ continued use of teleological (goal-directed, functional) language, despite the supposed lack of teleology in the Modern Synthesis (neo-Darwinsm). Bartlett writes:For more than a century, biology has struggled with the concept of teleology. Teleology is the orientation of objects (often organisms) towards ends. That is, organisms have purposes which are reflected in their behaviors. What makes biology unique as a subject is that while the study of rocks or atoms rarely makes reference to purpose, the study of biology is almost exclusively concerned with purpose….[T]he idea of evolution by natural selection seemed to remove teleology from biology as well. There was nothing in natural selection that referred to purpose — only to reproduction. The whole of evolution was therefore devoid of purpose. If teleology was not needed in physics, and now it is not needed in biology, then it seems like there is no need for it at all.Thus, the whole concept of purpose fell out of favor with biologists. It was thought of as an old-fashioned concept — a leftover relic that would soon go the way of alchemy. By the beginning of the twentieth century, biologists were actively avoiding any sort of purpose-oriented language, sometimes to the point of ridiculousness.As reported by Pittendrigh,“Biologists for a while were prepared to say a turtle came ashore and laid its eggs, but they refused to say it came ashore to lay its eggs [emphasis in original].”Pittendrigh and Mayr sought a way to deal with the problem of apparent function in biologists’ use of language:In order to alleviate the situation, Pittendrigh and later Mayr suggested using the term teleonomy instead of teleology to describe this sort of purposive behavior.Mayr suggested that we can use the term teleonomy to represent something that operates according to a purpose because of a program. Specifically, Mayr says, “It would seem useful to restrict the term teleonomic rigidly to systems operating on the basis of a program, a code of information. Teleonomy in biology designates ‘the apparent purposefulness of organisms and their characteristics,’ as Julian Huxley expressed it.”That is, to the extent that organisms operate according to their genetic programming, “purpose” can simply refer to the actions of the program behind the organism. [Emphasis in the original.]And of course, the program was, to their minds, an inherited program, the result of variation, natural selection, and drift. Mayr was concerned that the idea of teleonomy might be turned back toward the idea of design or purpose, so he made it abundantly clear:Only three processes are known to [change the genetic pool]: mutation, fluctuation in genetic frequencies, and differential reproduction. The first two of those processes are not oriented toward adaptation. They are in that sense essentially random, and are usually inadaptive, although they may rarely and coincidentally be adaptive. By “differential reproduction” is meant the consistent production of more offspring, on an average, by individuals with certain genetic characteristics than by those without those particular characteristics…If an organism is well adapted, if it shows superior fitness, this is not due to any purpose of its ancestors or of an outside agency, such as “Nature” or “God,” who created a superior design or plan.“Note that here, Mayr explicitly decries not only the influence of outside purposes (i.e., divine teleology) in evolution, but also the influence of inside purposes (i.e., biological purposes present within ancestors),” says Bartlett.But ideas sometimes morph into new forms. As our understanding of evolutionary processes has grown, it has become apparent that sometimes change happens too fast, or in a seemingly directed fashion, much more than a purely neo-Darwinian process can account for. Enter the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES), a scientific program that seeks to explain longstanding evolutionary problems that the Modern Synthesis hasn’t been able to successful address.In a paper published in Nature in 2014, “Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? Yes, urgently,” a number of EES proponents came together to list the features that they think make the EES distinct. These include: Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Extended inheritance: organisms inherit more than just genes and more than just by physical inheritance. Organisms not only have genetic and epigenetic inheritance, they have inheritance of behavior based on the nurturing of parents and biological communities.Reciprocal causation: organisms shape their environment, which then acts on themselves.Non-random phenotypic variation: organisms are biased in certain evolutionary directions rather than others, as reflected by available evolutionary phenotypes.Variable rates of change: the effects of mutations are non-linear, and therefore have the potential for saltational effects.Organism-centered perspective: organisms themselves have a larger causal role in the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, as opposed to the gene-centered approach of the Modern Synthesis.Macro-evolutionary processes: the additional modes of inheritance will also lead to additional macro-evolutionary processes. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide TagsBartlettBIO-ComplexitybiologyBlythe InstituteDan GraureggsendsErnst MayrevolutionExtended Evolutionary Synthesisgoal-directednessintelligent designJonathanjournalModern SynthesismutationsNeo-DarwinismorganismsResearchteleologyteleonomyturtle,Trending Ann GaugerSenior Fellow, Center for Science and CultureDr. Ann Gauger is Director of Science Communication and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, and Senior Research Scientist at the Biologic Institute in Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor’s degree from MIT and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington Department of Zoology. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where her work was on the molecular motor kinesin.Follow AnnProfile Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Says Bartlett, “This list maintains the cautious approach typically taken by those favoring the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, making it unclear whether it deserves to be treated as a new synthesis. Is this really new, or are they merely tweaking around the edges? The architects of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis are adamant about the need for a new synthesis but highly cautious about how it is described.”There are differences, though, that open up the EES to teleonomy. One of the primary areas where the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis differs from the Modern Synthesis is in the number of modes of inheritance available for evolutionary action. These modes of inheritance each appear to incorporate some amount of teleonomy in their operation.These modes include niche inheritance, sexual selection, epigenetics, and developmental processes.Another concept common to EES is evolvability. Bartlett writes:Shapiro, Caporale, and Noble [three of the main EES proponents] show that many systems within organisms can direct the evolution of specific genes. These evolvability systems are encoded by the genome, targeted by gene products, and produce effects that benefit the evolution of offspring. In every way they match the concept of Evolutionary Teleonomy.If one considers the idea that there is an internal program governing each of these processes, and directing the organism’s response to its changing environment, then one has arrived at the idea of teleonomy. Bartlett says, “As is evident, Evolutionary Teleonomy plays a central, unifying role in nearly every aspect of Extended Evolutionary Synthesis.”Is the idea of teleonomy actually useful to biology? According to Bartlett, teleonomy works well with the way biology is analyzed and described: “In nearly every other aspect of biology, the presumption of function is used as a heuristic for understanding how biological systems work.” That is, except in evolutionary biology, where up until now any hint of goal-directedness was barred by the Modern Synthesis. However, perhaps it is time for that to change. Bartlett explains: “[F]urther developments in the theory of evolution over the last several decades show that Evolutionary Teleonomy should be returned to a central place in evolutionary thinking.”For example, it might make a difference in Dan Graur’s analysis of the percentage of our genome that is functional. It certainly makes a difference if you think that mutations are teleonomic or not, in how his calculations work out. See Bartlett for an explanation.It would indeed be useful to have an idea that links together the many evidences that organisms respond to challenges in apparently goal-directed means. The difference that matters, though, is where those goal-directed systems actually came from. Did they evolve, pushing the problem back a step or two, or were they designed? Bartlett leaves that question unanswered.Photo: Leatherback turtles hatching, by Elise Peterson (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.last_img read more

Another year on year increase in Donegal’s Live Register figure

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Google+ Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp There were 21,711 people signing on in Donegal at the end of March, down slightly on February, but up 3% on the same period last year. That’s an extra 637 people on the Live Register in the county.Increases were recorded in most local offices in the county, with Dungloe the only office to rec ord a year on year reduction in the numbers signing on.The highest increase was recorded in Killybegs, with 1,355 signing on at the end of March, up 10% on last year, while there were 6,042 signing on in Letterkenny, up 7% on March 2010.There were 1,573 signing on in Buncrana, up 5%, and 1,625 in Dubfanaghy a rise of 3%.Ballybofey had 2,630 signing on, up 1%.Buncrana had 4,918 on the register and Donegal Town had 1,408, both unchanged over the 12 month period. Meanwhile, there were 2,159 people signing in Dungloe, down 2% on March 2010. By News Highland – April 1, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire LUH still not ready to restore IT systemscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter Another year on year increase in Donegal’s Live Register figure Twitter Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Previous articleGAA – A must win for Derry on SundayNext articleForestry group claims growth is being thwarted by regulations News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

Experts examining carcass of 25 foot MInke Whale in Creevy

first_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By admin – April 29, 2016 Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Officials from the National Parks and Wildlife Service are to examine the carcass of a dead 25 foot Minke Whale, has been trapped in rocks 70 metres from The Creevy Pier Hotel for the past two days.Donegal County Council says it will make arrangements for the disposal of the remains once that examination has been completed.Locals at Creevy, near Ballyshannon said they reported the dead whale to Donegal County Council yesterday.The five-ton whale was washed up on rocks at Creevy Pier on either Wednesday night or Thursday morning, and high tides over the past two days failed to move it.Gases forming inside the carcass have forced the whale’s tongue out, and this afternoon, local people say the remains are beginning to smell.The tail has been partially severed, possibly by a passing ship.A spokesperson for Donegal County Council confirmed today that the authority has been in contact with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and once officers have examined the carcass, arrangements will be made for its disposal. Google+ Pinterest Experts examining carcass of 25 foot MInke Whale in Creevy Previous articleHOW DID I END UP HERE?Next articleMagee partnership bows out of Europeans at Quarter Final stage admin Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more