Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGreif Nigeria Plc (formerly Van Leer Containers (Nigeria) Plc) manufactures and markets steel drums in Nigeria as well as plastic containers and sheet metal products. The company also offers services for steel punching and aluminium welding. Greif Nigeria Plc is subsidiary of Greif International Holding BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Greif Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Home Indiana Agriculture News No Avian Flu Vaccine Coming Soon Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 A quick fix for the outbreak of bird flu is not coming soon, according to USDA. A much hoped for bird flu vaccine doesn’t work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said in a statement that the current vaccine is not well matched against the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus and doesn’t provide enough protection.”The vaccine currently available offers just 60 percent effectiveness in chickens, leaving 4 in 10 birds unprotected. The vaccine’s effectiveness in turkeys is still being studied,” it said.By the USDA’s count, bird flu has cost chicken and turkey producers more than 45 million birds since early March, mostly in Iowa and Minnesota. The USDA said it will continue to support efforts to develop more effective vaccines, and will re-evaluate its decision as those become ready for use. The agency said it will carefully consider both the efficacy of any new vaccine and the potential foreign trade losses. SHARE Facebook Twitter Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No Avian Flu Vaccine Coming Soon Minor Changes in June WASDE Report How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States By Gary Truitt – Jun 4, 2015 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Name Sym Last Change Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe
NewsSocietyLimerick volunteers praised by Michael D Higgins as Concern Worldwide celebrates 50th AnniversaryBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2018 2308 Statement from President Higgins on ‘Gaisce sa Bhaile’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concern has a number of events planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the organisation over the year, including an international conference on conflict to take place in Dublin in September.More about society here. Advertisement Previous articleNorwegian Air amends Irish-US schedulesNext articleGood Friday attack under investigation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie In the first year alone, they raised the equivalent of €4 million to send a ship-load of vital supplies to the starving population of Nigeria in what was the largest relief operation to ever come out of Ireland at the time. Facebook Print Linkedin Limerick woman preventing spread of COVID-19 in South Sudan A St. Patrick’s Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins (L-R) Sarah Finucane, Frances O’Keeffe, Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins, Susan Finucane and Fr Dermot Doran pictured at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark the 50th anniversary of Concern Worldwide on Tuesday 27 March. Picture: Maxwell PhotographyConcern Worldwide has paid tribute to the extraordinary generosity and compassion of the Limerick public after being honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at a special 50th anniversary event at Áras an Uachtaráin.Over 170 volunteers, supporters and staff were among the invited guests at the event last Tuesday, including several Limerick residents who have contributed to the charity’s work over the years.These included William Dillon from Askeaton, who is one of Concern’s longest serving volunteers and continues to hold church gate collections in aid of the charity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up William’s brother Martin worked with Concern for over 30 years and had been leading the organisation’s operation in Zambia at the time of his untimely death in 2008.Teresa O’Keeffe-Hannon from Ballingarry took over the church gate collection when her mother passed away and attended the reception with her sister Frances, a former overseas volunteer, staff member and chair of Concern.Other local volunteers who took part in the celebrations included Tourneen man Mark Reidy (lead organiser of the annual Concern Christmas Eve FAST in Croom) and Limerick photographer Liam Burke, a long-running supporter of the organisation.Encouraging the next generation of humanitarians is key to Concern Worldwide’s operations and one local man who is heavily involved in this is retired teacher Tony Joyce of Rathkeale, who coordinated collections and motivated local students to engage in charity work over his decades in education.Susan and Sarah Finucane, nieces of founding members Fr Jack and Aengus Finucane, were also in attendance on the night, as well as former overseas aid worker Mary Liston.Commenting at the event, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley paid tribute to the incredible generosity of the Irish public, which has helped the organisation to reach many millions of people over the past 50 years.“The response of the Irish public was phenomenal. Images of war and starvation broadcast into homes across Ireland tapped into the instinctual empathy and generosity of a nation and this is what has continued to sustain Concern over the past 50 years.”President Higgins added that Concern has been “to the forefront of addressing the great issues of our time”.“Through your work you crafted a vital bridge between the Irish people and some of the poorest people in our world. Thank you all those of you who have worked for and with Concern over the years for your compassion, your courage, and your dedication to supporting the lives and building the capacity of the poorest people of the world.”Founded in 1968 in response to devastating famine in the breakaway state of Biafra in Nigeria, Concern now reaches over 26 million people in 26 of the world’s poorest countries last year. TAGSArás an UachtaráinBallingarryConcernMichael D HigginsWilliam DillionZambia Twitter President issues video message to Gaisce Awardees Fun home-schooling challenges launched by Concern Email Address by President Michael D. Higgins to the International Labour Organisation Global Summit WhatsApp
Top StoriesPersons Blackmarketing COVID Drugs, Oxygen Cylinders Will Face Contempt Action : Delhi High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 May 2021 5:34 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Sunday directed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi to ensure that COVID drugs, oxygen cylinders and medical equipments for pandemic treamtent are not sold above the Maximum Retail Price.The bench directed the Delhi Police to book persons who are hoarding such drugs and equipments and bring them to the notice of the Court. The Court said that contempt action will be taken against such persons who indulge in blackmarketing of essential drugs and equipments for COVID treatment.Advertisement “People who trade in miseries, in this time of crisis, they should know. Even if God forgives them, the Government will not forgive them”, Solicitor General said during the hearing.The Court also directed the Delhi Government and Delhi Police to give wide publicity to the helpline numbers in which the citizens can given information about malpractices related to sale of essential drugs and equipments for COVID care.Advertisement A bench comprising Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli passed the direction in a special sitting held on Sunday to hear an urgent application filed by the Central Government seeking a recall of the order passed yesterday warning Centre of contempt action if it failed to deliver 490 MT of oxygen to Delhi.The bench has issued notice on the petition to Delhi Government and sought its response by Tuesday. The matter will be heard on Wednesday.Tags#Delhi High Court Blackmarketing Remdesivir Covid drugs Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Facebook Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A 27-year-old man faces trial on five sex-linked offences, including the exploitation of a child .A book of evidence was served on the man today at Dungloe District Court.The man, who cannot be named is accused of exploiting a child, a girl whose age wasn’t given in court, on December 29 and 30, 2015.He faces four charges of exploitation and one charge of knowingly possessing pornographic images on December 30, 2015.Prosecuting Inspector Shaun Grant told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to the accused being sent forward to the current sitting of the higher Circuit Court at Letterkenny,Defence solicitor Donncha Cleary was granted permission by the judge to hire a second counsel on legal aid because of the serious nature of the charges.A court order was issued barring publication of the defendants address and the location of the alleged offences.The man was remanded to the current sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. Google+ Previous article23 patient awaiting admission at LUH this morningNext articleMotorist arrested in Letterkenny after testing positive for Cannabis News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 12, 2017 Man appears on child exploitation charges in Dungloe Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
United States Air Force(LAS VEGAS) — The Air Force has identified the Thunderbirds pilot killed in an F-16 crash in Nevada on Wednesday as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, an experienced pilot with more than 3,500 hours of flight time.“Maj. Stephen Del Bagno was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight,” said an Air Force statement.Del Bagno was in his first season with the Thunderbirds flying as the team’s Slot Pilot aboard Thunderbird 4, one of six F-16 aircraft that make up the elite flight demonstration team. “We are mourning the loss of Major Del Bagno,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the commander of the 57th Wing based at Nellis. The Air Force base outside of Las Vegas Nevada is the home base for the elite demonstration team.“He was an integral part of our team and our hearts are heavy with his loss,” said Leavitt. “We ask everyone to provide his family and friends the space to heal during this difficult time.”Originally from Valencia, Calif., Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate of Utah Valley State University, and was commissioned as an officer in 2007.Before he joined the Air Force Del Bagno was a civilian flight instructor, corporate pilot, skywriter, and a banner tow pilot.Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, Del Bagno served as an F-35A Evaluator Pilot and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.He had logged more than 3,500 total flight hours in over 30 different aircraft, including 1,400 hours as an Air Force pilot.An investigation is being conducted into the cause of Wednesday’s crash.The team’s participation at the March Air Reserve Base “The March Field Air & Space Expo” has been canceled. It is unknown how this accident will impact the remainder of the 2018 Thunderbirds season. Wednesday’s crash is the latest in a string of high-profile incidents involving the demonstration team that performs annually at air shows across the country.Last November, Leavitt removed Lt. Col. Jason Heard as the Thunderbirds commander – citing a loss of confidence in his “leadership and risk management style.Heard’s dismissal followed a June 23 crash in Dayton, Ohio after one of the Thunderbirds F-16’s flipped over on the runway, an incident a subsequent Air Force investigation determined was avoidable.On June 2, 2016, another Thunderbirds jet crashed outside of Colorado Springs, Colo., following a flyover at the Air Force’s commencement exercises. The pilot ejected to safety. A later investigation revealed that the F-16 crashed because of an equipment malfunction.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Global environmental change is expected to alter selection pressures in many biological systems, but the long-term molecular and life history data required to quantify changes in selection are rare. An unusual opportunity is afforded by three decades of individual-based data collected from a declining population of Antarctic fur seals in the South Atlantic. Here, climate change has reduced prey availability and caused a significant decline in seal birth weight. However, the mean age and size of females recruiting into the breeding population are increasing. We show that such females have significantly higher heterozygosity (a measure of within-individual genetic variation) than their non-recruiting siblings and their own mothers. Thus, breeding female heterozygosity has increased by 8.5% per generation over the last two decades. Nonetheless, as heterozygosity is not inherited from mothers to daughters, substantial heterozygote advantage is not transmitted from one generation to the next and the decreasing viability of homozygous individuals causes the population to decline. Our results provide compelling evidence that selection due to climate change is intensifying, with far-reaching consequences for demography as well as phenotypic and genetic variation.
Increasing US shale bankruptcies heighten concern over costs of plugging abandoned oil wellsNot all companies facing financial difficulty will fail to pay for the closure cost of their drilling assets, but as the rate at which bankruptcies are occurring across the sector accelerates, the risk of non-payment gets higher.Data collected by US law firm Haynes and Boone shows that, in the first eight months of this year, 36 exploration and production (E&P) firms in North America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Analysis from research group Rystad Energy estimates there could be as many as 29 more companies to follow this year, and almost 190 more bankruptcies by the end of 2022.Earlier this week, Oasis Petroleum became the latest addition to that list.A low oil price caused by the pandemic’s demand destruction has had a big impact, but the quickening pace of the low-carbon energy transition is also having an effect on oil and gas businesses.“For the first time, regulators, taxpayers and investors can see the scale of environmental debt burdening the US oil industry as it heads into the energy transition,” says Robert Schuwerk, Carbon Tracker’s executive director in North America. Inadequate financing mechanisms could leave US states and taxpayers holding the bill for plugging abandoned oil wells as shale-sector bankruptcies grow, according to a new analysis Millions of wells have been left abandoned across US oilfieldsFigures from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show there were 3.2 million abandoned wells across US oilfields in 2018, only one-third of which had been effectively plugged. Carbon Tracker estimates there are a further 1.2 million unplugged wells in the country that are undocumented.Permanently closing an oil and gas well at the end of its life usually involves plugging it with a cement filler, which significantly limits the release of environmentally-damaging carbon dioxide and methane emissions.According to the EPA, an unplugged well releases around 100 times more methane than one that has been effectively sealed.Legislation moved through the US House of Representatives in July that addresses the growing concern about “orphan wells” – those whose responsible parties are unknown – and suggests measures to identify, and claim reimbursement from, the companies that have abandoned them.Federal funding could also be offered to support the highest-priority wells, based on their environmental impact – an idea that has gained support from presidential candidate Joe Biden in the run up to November’s election.He has also suggested employing out-of-work oilfield services (OFS) labourers to tackle the plugging of abandoned wells. There are more than three million abandoned oil and gas wells across the US The huge cost of plugging abandoned onshore oil and gas wells across the US could be passed on to taxpayers, due to insufficient financial mechanisms in place to cover operator defaults.At a time when bankruptcies across the US shale patch are multiplying – with firms under pressure from a pandemic-induced price crunch and an accelerating clean-energy transition – UK-based think tank Carbon Tracker estimates this payment risk to be as high as $280bn.In a report, the organisation finds the “surety bonds” oil and gas companies are required to obtain to cover end-of-life obligations for their wells currently account for only 1% of overall closure costs – meaning that if an operator were to go bust, a massive excess on the bill would need to be paid.“When a company cannot pay, responsibility shifts to minimally-funded state orphan-well programmes and then to taxpayers,” it notes. “Oil and gas-producing states are susceptible to serial operator defaults and exposed to hundreds of billions of dollars in orphan-well liability risk.”The US oil heartland of Texas is shown to be the most at risk, with a total undiscounted cost to retire onshore wells calculated at $117bn. Oklahoma faces a $31bn bill, while in Pennsylvania and Ohio the figure stands at $15bn and $13bn respectively.“By continuing to extend free unsecured credit for oilfield-closure liabilities, states are subsidising oil and gas to the detriment of their citizens, the environment, and the competitiveness of renewable energy needed to combat climate change,” says Greg Rogers, a senior advisor to Carbon Tracker. Higher bonds would transfer responsibility back to industryCarbon Tracker identifies three causes of the closure costs facing state regulators and taxpayers: outdated and unrealistic estimates of well-closure costs; single-well bonds with low face amounts relative to estimated costs; and “blanket” bonds that reduce the bond amount per well for large operators.It adds: “The risk is more pronounced for unconventional shale drilling than older conventional wells, which have been used to estimate costs to date. Shale production has more wells, with greater depths, and shorter lifespans.“The new math of shale production implies higher well-closure costs sooner, raising the chances of operator default.”Higher bonds demanded by states would go some way to shifting the financial burden of cleaning up abandoned or inactive wells back to the industry, says the think tank, while also positioning them to qualify for federal aid.