EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgEkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons why buying UK shares now could give you great financial returns for life

first_img Andy Ross | Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 UK shares have significantly underperformed against other stock markets of late, especially when compared side by side with US indices. In the US, the S&P 500 has risen 5% this year. The FTSE 100 has lost just less than a quarter. Yet the idea of buying low and selling high is well known. Given the UK is out of favour, I’d argue that makes now an ideal time to invest. These are the three top reasons why buying UK shares now could, in my opinion, give you great financial returns in the future. This in turn could give you wealth for the rest of your life.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…Reason #1 Many shares are undervaluedIt’s been reported that retail investors are shunning the UK in search of higher growth in the American markets. By the end of June, just 14% of British retail investors’ assets were in UK equity funds — far lower than the 23% in 2015. In many ways that’s understandable and, as part of a balanced, diversified portfolio, may be a good move.However, I like the idea of buying undervalued shares. The UK is now home to many of just these types of shares. Not just in older-style industries that dominate the FTSE 100 like oil & gas and banks, but in growth industries like technology and biotechnology.The UK has many of these shares if investors are willing to look closer to home. They are often selling internationally and can be bought much cheaper than their US counterparts. They may also be prime targets for takeovers. This could be beneficial for shareholders if a premium is paid.Reason #2 UK’s business-friendly environmentThe UK is home to many established businesses. The business-friendly environment I think means the UK will remain – whatever happens with Brexit – an attractive location for internal and foreign investment. This is important for investors in listed companies because it affects the appetite and demand for UK shares. As we’ve seen with the US stock market, perception is important.The more positive investors are about the prospects for the UK (both those in the UK and from overseas), the more likely it is that listed companies will do well. Private shareholders can benefit from this situation.Reason #3 UK shares tend to pay dividendsThe average dividend on UK shares, especially in the FTSE 100, is far higher than in the tech and growth dominated US market. For me, dividend income is essential for compounding and that’s why I want to keep investing in UK companies.I think given the combination at the moment of the cheapness of the UK market, alongside the high dividends many UK companies are paying –  there’s a real opportunity for UK investors. That means the chance to buy shares that combine increasing income and growth potential in the coming years. This could help set you up for life by providing great financial returns. Right now there’s a golden chance to buy low and in future sell the shares at a much higher price.  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. 3 reasons why buying UK shares now could give you great financial returns for life Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Andy Ross has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

After an impressive IPO, will Kanabo stock offer long-term return?

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Dylan Hood There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Image source: Getty Images Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Dylan Hood | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: KNB Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… After an impressive IPO, will Kanabo stock offer long-term return? Dylan Hood does not have any position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned 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. With its recent IPO, Kanabo Group (LSE:KNB) stock has already provided shareholders with a profitable return, spiking at a high of around 40p from its initial 6.5p issue price. With the medicinal cannabis industry poised for growth of 18% per annum, by 2027 the industry could be worth some $73.6bn. Does Kanabo stock offer a perfect buy-in opportunity to capitalize on this growing market?Who is Kanabo?Kanabo Group is an Israel-based company that specialises in the development and production of medicinal grade and wellness cannabis products. Kanabo’s flagship product is the VapePod, a medical grade vaporiser, which it aims to sell alongside its various other CBD and THC products.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…It is the first medical cannabis company to go public in the UK and has therefore caught the attention of many investors. The £6m in funds raised from the IPO will be ploughed back into research and manufacturing as the company seeks to scale up production to meet market demand primarily in Europe.Future forecasts for the cannabis marketMany countries are taking steps towards the legalisation of these products, realising both the potential benefits of medical usage and the vast prospects these companies may offer to the domestic economy. Whilst many investors are bullish about cannabis stocks’ futures, this anticipation doesn’t come without risk.Being such a new market, the British government has multiple regulations in place to ensure the quality and legality of products, with the majority of cannabis prescriptions being issued privately. It is regulations such as these that must be overcome before Kanabo and other cannabis companies’ products can be widely distributed.A growing market means growing competitionCellular Goods is another cannabis-based product to recently boast a confident IPO. The company primarily focuses on skincare products, containing cannabidiol (CBD). The CBD market is expected to reach £1bn by 2025, which certainly paves the way for an exciting future for this company.MGC Pharmaceuticals also recently debuted on the UK market. It focuses purely on medicinal cannabis treatments. The December quarterly report confidently highlights a 67% increase in revenue of $456k comparative to the previous quarter, selling products in the UK, Brazil and Australia.Takeaway for the Kanabo share priceInvestors who got in early on Kanabo stock may be sitting on big profits. What’s more, Kanabo has just announced a new production agreement with PharmaCann Polska, a Polish pharmaceutical firm. For current investors, hopefully this will bring the production of the VapePod one step closer, allowing Kanabo to upscale production to meet potential European demand.However, Kanabo Group still needs to compete with growing competition and regulations, coupled with the ever-present stigma surrounding cannabis-related products.Even though Kanabo stock has seen another jump in share price of around 25% due to the recent production agreement, for me the first month post IPO is too volatile a period to invest. However, I will be keeping an eye on this stock in the long term as market demand grows.last_img read more

El Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development se Celebrará el…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Relief & Development Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Se invita a los episcopales a que celebren el Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) el 5 de marzo, el primer domingo de Cuaresma, con oraciones especiales, encartes en boletines y una ofrenda especial para apoyar la misión de la organización de sanar a un mundo que sufre. El Domingo de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo, una tradición episcopal cuaresmal, es una oportunidad para que las feligresías se concentren en oración y acción para tratar las necesidades del mundo.“El Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development nos concentramos en la manera en que participamos más profundamente en la vida y en el mundo, para realmente sanar a un mundo que sufre, para realmente orar y trabajar en aras de la justicia social, económica y ambiental, y para realmente responder al sufrimiento humano agudo”, dije el Reverendísimo Michael B. Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Invito a todos en nuestra Iglesia, como lo expresa nuestro Libro de Oración Común, a ‘la observancia de una Santa Cuaresma mediante la oración, el ayuno y la autonegación’, y mediante obras de compasión, justicia y misericordia como las que se realizan por medio de Episcopal Relief & Development”.Hay recursos de culto y una guía de planificación para el Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development disponibles para descargarlos en episcopalrelief.org/Sunday.La organización también ofrece un Juego de Herramientas Cuaresmal en episcopalrelief.org/Cuaresma, con enlaces para pedir folletos de Meditaciones de Cuaresma y otros materiales del Episcopal Marketplace. Los pedidos se deben realizar a más tardar el 15 de febrero para garantizar su entrega el o antes del Miércoles de Ceniza, el 1º de marzo. Hay folletos de Meditaciones de Cuaresma disponibles en inglés y en español en formatos impreso y PDF y en mensajes diarios por correo electrónico.El Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development por lo general se celebra el primer domingo de Cuaresma, si bien las feligresías pueden celebrar servicios religiosos especiales en cualquier momento del año que les resulte cómodo. Las observancias dominicales pueden incluir anuncios especiales que resalten la importancia de la labor de la agencia en cerca de 40 países del mundo entero o se puede mostrar un video inspirador durante o después del servicio religioso. Hay disponibles sobres para ponerlos en los bancos de las iglesias y cajas de esperanzas para las ofrendas. El encarte en el boletín proporciona otras maneras en que los miembros pueden demostrar su apoyo.“Agradezco el liderazgo del Obispo Primado Curry y a todas las iglesias y personas que hacen que el Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development sea parte de su práctica cuaresmal”, dijo Rob Radtke, el presidente de la agencia. “Significa muchísimo para esta organización ser el centro de la reflexión y acción durante esta temporada, así como ofrecer a nuestra comunidad humanitaria maneras múltiples de hacer que la misión mundial sea parte de su vida espiritual esta Cuaresma y durante todo el año”.Por más de 75 años, Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) se ha desempeñado como una compasiva reacción al sufrimiento humano en el mundo. La agencia trabaja con más de 3 millones de personas en cerca de 40 países del mundo entero para combatir la pobreza, el hambre y las enfermedades mediante programas multisectoriales empleando Objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable como un marco de referencia. Como una organización independiente sin ánimo de lucro de tipo 501(c)(3), trabaja en estrecha colaboración con la Comunión Anglicana y con socios ecuménicos para ayudar a las comunidades a crear estrategias de desarrollo a largo plazo y a reconstruir después de haber sido afectadas por un desastre. Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jan 23, 2017 Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC El Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development se Celebrará el 5 de Marzo Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Students react to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

first_imgJD Pellshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jd-pells/ Odds of an appealChristiane Emery, a junior film, television and digital media major, said she sees a high likelihood of an appeal via claims of a mistrial by Chauvin’s defense. “My reaction is that it’s really good that it happened but because of the things in the media with the vaccine, inciting the protestors and Biden kind of implying that the right verdict is guilty, it can house a cause for an appeal process,” Emery said. “A lot of people are claiming it’s going to be the easiest appeal to a mistrial but at the same time with the public’s reaction, I don’t know if that will actually hold up in court. I still think that’s going to be attempted.” Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history NewsCampus NewsTop StoriesStudents react to guilty verdict in Chauvin trialBy JD Pells – April 21, 2021 515 Facebook JD Pells JD Pellshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jd-pells/ Linkedin Paddle-out in Maui honors Floyd, other black lives ReddIt Linkedin JD Pellshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jd-pells/ Living on campus during a pandemic Twitter printThirty years after a jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers charged with assaulting Rodney King, a Minneapolis panel convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all charges, including second-degree and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. African American students at TCU said they hope the verdict has implications on the social justice movement.“As being a black person, I’m very happy to see that justice has finally been served because it’s been so long and so many years of trying to have justice for African Americans,” said Zuri Thomas, a junior entrepreneurship management major. “Hopefully, what has happened today can be spread to further cases. Hopefully, no more [police brutality] will happen but if something else does happen, the community that we have together will continue to grow and justice will continue to be served.”Floyd’s death last summer sparked global protests and galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement. Chauvin was videoed pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. Floyd was later pronounced dead. A line of protesters raise their arms in front of a police line while chanting: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” during the summer of 2020 (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer)Chauvin’s defense attorneys argued that Floyd died from drugs in his system and pre-existing conditions, but prosecutors argued that Chauvin was responsible.“Black people don’t have to die week after week for something that could be avoided with proper training and better people in control of situations like that,” said Angel Frippa, a junior mechanical engineering major.AccountabilityThe verdict, announced Tuesday afternoon, created mixed reactions in the Campus Commons. “My initial reaction is that I think justice is served. I also think that it’s important to keep our law enforcement accountable,” said Lillyan Shelly, an experimental psychology graduate student. “I think it’s an interesting concept to think that, me, today could become a police officer, and tomorrow I could get away with killing someone. To me, that sounds like something that’s really scary, so I think it’s important to keep our police officers accountable.” Sophomore finance major Cameron Watson said that the result was “a good thing – at the very least – that we can hopefully set higher accountability standards.”“It’s a good thing – at the very least – that we can hopefully set higher accountability standards”– Cameron Watson, ’23Massimo Fragapane, an accounting and finance double major, said he was a little surprised by the verdict. “I figured they would’ve made him innocent for some backward reason that doesn’t make any sense, but I’m happy,” Fragapane said.Some students expressed feeling relieved.“I read into it a little today and saw some tweets on Twitter, and I just thought that it was a good thing that he was found guilty,” first-year student Zachery Whisenant said. “I mean, that’s what I believe that he should’ve been found, and that’s what came out of it.”But others questioned the evidence and science presented by prosecutors. “The data that I’ve been hearing about is him not dying from asphyxiation and how his knee was actually on his shoulder – and not on his neck,” said Grayson Dow, a sophomore on the pre-business track. “I was actually really surprised that they convicted him on that with the evidence showing that he did not.” Here’s how some TCU students have reacted on Twitter: Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summitNext articleTCU News Now 4/21/2021 JD Pells Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts ReddIt Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications JD is a journalism major at TCU from Maui, HI. When he isn’t too busy studying, he’s jamming out or daydreaming about sunset surf sessions. JD Pellshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jd-pells/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Get in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De County’…

first_imgTo find out more and sign up today to take part in the ‘Tour De County’ for CHI at Temple Street and Crumlin, visit www.cmrf.org or www.templestreet.ie. Don’t forget to tag them in your social media posts and share your ‘Tour De County’ pictures and videos with the following hashtags #TourDeCounty and #MiracleMiles. Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Posttour de county Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleFamilies take to the street to call for more spaceNext articleCarbery set for September return as Munster return to training Meghann Scully Print Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsGet in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De County’ supporting CHI at Temple Street and CrumlinBy Meghann Scully – June 23, 2020 101 Pictured are Ersen Yetis, Molly McNulty and Ella McNulty helping to launch the Tour De County fundraising campaign in support of CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation. – Clock up miracle miles on your bike this June, July and August and raise much-needed funds for sick children in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street. Visit www.templestreet.ie or www.cmrf.org today to find out more and get involved!TEMPLE Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin – which are both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family – are inviting everyone in Co. Limerick to take part in their ‘Tour De County’ challenge fundraiser in support of sick children and their families in CHI at Temple Street and Crumlin. Linkedin ‘Tour De County’ is challenging you to clock up miracle miles on your bike this June, July and August while raising vital funds for our beloved children’s hospitals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Whether it’s a leisurely spin or a county-wide expedition, cyclists of all levels and fitness are invited to get in the saddle and explore the beauty of their county on two wheels, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.There are many hidden gems tucked away in our own cities, towns and countryside, so why not get your friends and family to join in the fun and plan a cycling route around Co. Limerick.Children’s Health Foundation exists to support the urgent, life-saving and ongoing paediatric care that children from all counties in Ireland receive in CHI at Temple Street and Crumlin every single day.From funding cutting-edge equipment and ground-breaking paediatric research to providing essential patient and parental supports and supporting a whole range of services in CHI – this support is only made possible through the kindness and generosity of supporters around the country.Commenting on the ‘Tour De County’ challenge, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Foundation, Denise Fitzgerald says, “Right now in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street we need your support more than ever.“Every minute of every day, sick children are coming through the doors of Temple Street and Crumlin in need of the expert, loving care that only CHI’s world-class medical staff can provide.” she said.She adds, “Here in Children’s Health Foundation – with the help and kindness of our supporters around the country – we can continue to make a real and positive difference for sick children and their families.”last_img read more

A5 money ringfenced as legal challenge is set for February

first_img WhatsApp A5 money ringfenced as legal challenge is set for February By News Highland – December 24, 2012 News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+ It’s been confirmed £50 million of the budget for the planned A5 upgrade has been ringfenced at Stormont pending a legal challenge.Asking questions about the issue last week, West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer was told the assurance was given to the Finance Minister by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.Mr Mc Aleer says with the full hearing of the challenge scheduled to take place between 12th and 14th February, the construction industry and the public will be watching closely, and he’s hopeful work can start shortly thereafter………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/decmc1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleBoth sides claim a measure of victory in Gweebara caseNext articleVisiting reopens at Letterkenny General Hospital News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Spatial and temporal distribution of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) on the breeding grounds at Bird Island, South Georgia

first_imgThe number of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) in the area of the Scotia Sea has been increasing. Observation of their distribution on the breeding grounds are important to help design and interpret censuses. These seals are highly polygynous. In the study area at Bird Island, South Georgia, females give birth and are mated in densely packed colonies located along the shore close to the tideline. Males establish territories in this area, but are also found further inland. This study examined the density-dependent processes regulating the instantaneous size of the male breeding population; the distribution of males in relation to space and the number of females available to be mated and the effect of gregarious behaviour of females on male dispersion. Males were only territorial on the beaches in the areas where most females gave birth and subsequently had their post-partum oestrus. There was an apparent lower (19–20 m2) and upper (40 m2) limit to territory size. Males were excluded from the beach areas when the average density on the beaches was greater than 5 males per 200 m2. An asymptotic density of 10–11 males per 200 m2 was reached on the beaches and 4–5 males per 200 m2 elsewhere. These two asymptotic densities may represent the upper and lower limits of density for a territorial system of dispersion. A model of the temporal changes in female numbers suggested that the total number of females occupying an area of beach during the mating period was approximately twice the number at the peak of the season. There was no indication that males compensated for low female density by increasing territory size. Females and pups became more dispersed after the end of the mating period. It is suggested that one function of gregariousness in females is as a mechanism for mate selection. This study also has implications for methods used to measure population size.last_img read more

Cori Gauff, youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon at 15, just beat Venus Williams

first_imgJuly 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Cori Gauff, youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon at 15, just beat Venus Williams Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTPN/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A teen from Florida who became the youngest player to ever qualify for Wimbledon just beat her idol, Venus Williams, in the first round of the ladies’ singles.Cori “Coco” Gauff, 15, said in a pre-match interview that Williams, 39, was one of her “idols” and she has “been dreaming to share the court with Venus.”“Not many people get to play at Wimbledon at 15, so I’m just happy I’m one of them,” she added. Before Gauff was born, Williams had already won two of her Wimbledon titles.On Monday, however, Gauff, who is currently ranked No. 313 in the world, ended up defeating Williams, ranked No. 44, winning both sets 6-4, 6-4. After her big win, Gauff grew visibly emotional as her parents jumped up and down in the stands.According to the BBC, she said afterwards, “It’s the first time I have ever cried after winning a match.”“My parents will be super happy; my dad was jumping up every time I won a point. I’m so happy they spent all their time on me and my brothers and making sure we’re successful,” she added. The teen said she is “literally living my dream right now” and added that she “never thought I would get this far.”She might be a rising tennis superstar a la the Williams sisters, but the high schooler still had to take some exams remotely while in London at the tournament, according to a statement.One has to wonder if an exam seems all that difficult after being Venus Williams.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Exhibition Review: Wilbur Heynes, Shine, at the O3 Gallery

first_imgWilbur Heynes is currently exhibiting a collection of photographic and sculptural work at the O3 Gallery in the Oxford Castle. The Shine exhibition displays many contrasts in terms of materials, techniques and design.Shine is a collection of work which celebrates both the inherent similarities and differences within visual experience. At first glance, due to the shared theme of water, all the photographs appear distinctly similar. However, myriad variations become clear when we observe these images closely. The effect of water offers a diverse range of tones, patterns and reflections, and these are apparent throughout Heynes’ work. Some of the photographs display serene, tranquil surfaces, which are offset by their juxtaposition next to more turbulent scenes. Other photographs show a range of variations within the same image. For example, in Heliosphere our attention is drawn to the variations of textures. The effect of the tide divides the image diagonally between the smooth sand and the rippling water. Heynes’ photographic work is in many ways stylistically similar to abstract expressionist painting. This is illustrated in the interesting formation of tones and shapes in Nimbus, which is reminiscent of Pollock’s Blue Pole canvases.It could be argued that Heynes is not showing us anything we have not seen before. We are all familiar with the sight of light reflecting upon water. However, this helps to give the work a strong energy as there is a universal quality to this collection which allows us to project our own thoughts and feeling upon the work. The images may help us to recreate memories of a holiday at the beach, or represent a connection to the environment. But for all of us, as viewers, we have our own personal understanding of the subject matter.Heynes’ sculptural work represents recognisable forms (animals, humans) frozen during the moment of extreme movement. These small sculptures, all of which include hollowed-out sections, suggest an understanding of presence and absence. As viewers, we perceive the missing parts in relation to their framing within the strong solid sculptural forms. Light is again of vital importance to this section of the exhibition, as the shining sculptures reflect the surrounding light.This exhibition displays Wilbur Heynes’ attempt to tackle the key theme-shine-in distinctly different ways. The photographs seem to be unrelated to the sculptures, yet both deal with the ability of the medium to capture the light as it shines upon different surfaces. The sculptures are cleverly created to shine in certain places and to avoid the light in others; whilst of pivotal importance to the photographs is the effect of light as it shines upon the water. by Samantha EdgleyShine is open until 10th February.last_img read more