Jockey Club hails 2018 performance but warns of pain ahead

first_img Jockey Club hails 2018 performance but warns of pain ahead Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Finance The Jockey Club, the UK’s largest commercial horse racing organisation, has reported a 6.7% year-on-year increase in revenue to £214.6m (€248.6m/$277.0m) for 2018, but warned betting shop closures are likely to impact industry growth in 2019. Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racing The Jockey Club, the UK’s largest commercial horse racing organisation, has reported a 6.7% year-on-year increase in revenue to £214.6m (€248.6m/$277.0m) for 2018, but warned betting shop closures are likely to impact industry growth in 2019.This represents a tenth consecutive year of commercial growth for the Jockey Club, which owns 15 racetracks including Aintree, Cheltenham and Epsom Downs. Over the past decade, its turnover is up 68.2%, driven by growth in admissions, media, hospitality, commercial partnerships, events, training facilities and breeding services.This allowed it to contribute £27.1m towards racing prize money in 2018, with the Jockey Club pledging to at least match this contribution in the year ahead.It comes as other racetrack operators are preparing to reduce their prize contributions, with the industry braced for a drop in media rights revenue as a result of betting shop closures. The decision to cut maximum fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes to £2 from April 2019 is expected to see up to 1,000 betting shops closed, prompting Arena Racing Company to reduce its contribution to prize pools by 13%.However the Jockey Club has said it will reduce investment in other areas, such as improving its facilities, to maintain its prize contribution in 2019.In 2018, the Jockey Club ensured that increases in prize contributions were spread across all race classes, including at grassroots level, where prize pools increased by 34% in 2018.Across its 15 courses, £53.2m of prize money was distributed across 339 fixtures, a 16.4% year-on-year increase, with average prize money per fixture growing 18% to £157,000.The increase in revenue led to growth in operating profit before prize money was paid out, up 7.4% from 2017 to £48.1m in 2018. However, the increased prize contributions, coupled with investments in facilities, operations and the sport in general hit post-prize operating profit, which declined marginally to £21.0m.There was a sharper fall in net profit, which declined 50.5% to £4.5m.The Jockey Club chief executive Simon Bazalgette hailed progress made over the past ten years. However he also warned that the racetrack operator, and the wider industry, would see earnings hit by betting shop closures in the wake of the FOBT stake cut.“There’s a lot of positive progress the sport rightly can be proud of, but our next set of results will include the first year of the impact of the changes in the gambling sector and we need to be realistic that we’re now into a time of financial challenge for British Racing,” Bazalgette said.“If the sport as a whole collaborates, innovates and diversifies, we can come out of the other side in good shape,” he said. “At our core we have a lot of resilience and we need to keep up the good work going on in growing our fan base and not lose sight of the huge role the British public has played in making us Britain’s second biggest spectator sport.“What we can guarantee in uncertain times is that The Jockey Club will do everything in our power to support the sport along the way.” Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 26th April 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgMedtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileMedTech Holdings is a manufacturing, retail, distribution and services company in Zimbabwe. The company operates in three market segments; fast-moving consumer goods, medical supplies and manufacturing of light industrial products. The FMCG division manufactures and markets personal care products, and the medical division produces pharmaceutical products for the wholesale distribution to retail pharmacies. It also supplies products for laboratories and services education and healthcare institutions. MedTech has retail outlets in Harare and Bulawayo, and a manufacturing plant the produces petroleum jelly and glycerin, health, beauty and personal hygiene products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the local Zimbabwe market aswell as for export to Mozambique and Zambia through its subsidiary Baines Imaging Group. MedTech Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lent and the MDGs

first_img Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Christopher EptingPosted Feb 27, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (3) The Rev Netha N Brada says: Lent and the MDGs Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 February 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm Thanks for putting the MDGs into a document that makes them clear and completely relevant! It was so nice to have them in the same place with a statement of our focus for ministry in the Episcopal Church. Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Christopher Epting[Episcopal News Service] Our presiding bishop suggested this year that we might use the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as a lens through which to view our observance of this season. When the Episcopal Church adopted these goals at our 2006 General Convention, there was some criticism that these were “secular” goals and that we were somehow taking our eyes off the real mission of the church by using these as guidelines or milestones on our spiritual journey as Episcopalians.Well, let’s see – eradicating poverty and hunger…achieving universal primary education…promoting gender equality and empowering women … reducing child mortality … improving maternal health … combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases … ensuring environmental sustainability … and developing a global partnership for development.Those sound suspiciously close to Gospel values, if you ask me, particularly when you take into consideration the fact that Jesus’ primary message in the Gospels was not about how individuals could go to heaven, but about establishing the Kingdom of God here on earth! In Mark’s brief account of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness which we read today on this First Sunday of Lent, he did not spend a lot of time on the specifics of those temptations, but concludes the story by summarizing the essence of Jesus’ message (which was essentially the same as John the Baptist before him and the Hebrew prophets down through the ages):“Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in that good news!’” (Mark1:15). The good news, for Jesus, was that God was king and Caesar was not! The good news for Jesus was that it was not necessary to wait around for some distant future when God’s reign and God’s sovereignty would be established. That time had come! And it was time to turn around, acknowledge that fact, and begin to live as though it was true! The time is fulfilled…the kingdom of God has come near…repent…and believe that good news!And how are we to live, now that the Kingdom has dawned in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus? Well, we are to work to eradicate poverty and hunger – because Jesus once saw to it that 5,000 people were fed because (he said), “I have compassion for the crowd.” (Mark 8:2)We are to commit to make universal primary education available to the children of the world – because Jesus once said “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God (really) belongs.” (Mark 10:14)We are to empower women – because Jesus did! The way he treated women (radical in his day!), the fact that they were among his closest followers, the fact that they were the primary witnesses to the Resurrection all speak to the appropriateness of that endeavor for Christians and for the Christian Church!We are to work to reduce child mortality — because Jesus was once confronted with a young boy with a terrible, debilitating illness. “How long has this been happening to him,” he asked the father. “From childhood,” the man answered, “It has often cast him into the fire and water, to destroy him; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us and help us.” Mark says “the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, ‘He is dead’ but Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he was able to stand,” (Mark 9: 21 passim)We are to improve maternal health – because Jesus once healed a woman who had been hemorrhaging for twelve years (perhaps since the day of her first-born’s delivery). “If I but touch his clothes,” she said, I will be made well. Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.” (Mark 5:28-29)We are to commit to combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases because if there is one thing that is absolutely clear from the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, it is that he was a healer! He never turned away anyone who sought healing. And he never asked how they got sick!We are to ensure environmental sustainability because Jesus came from farming country in northern Palestine. He loved the land, using the cycles of planting and harvesting in so many of his parables. And he came to love the sea – making sure his fishermen friends always hauled in a great catch (even after they had left their nets…to follow him). (Mark1:16)And, finally, we are to support efforts to partner with our sister and brother Christians, and all people of good will around the world, because it was said, of Jesus, that he made no distinctions among people and once, when a stranger was found casting out demons in his name, Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us.” (Mark 9:39-40)Yes, I think the Millennium Development Goals, perhaps first articulated by the United Nations, meet the scriptural test as being faithful to the Gospel message. And the fact that some people find that so hard to believe is more a testimony of our failure to preach the message Jesus sent us out to preach than it does to their ignorance or hardness of heart. For too often, dear friends, our message has been too timid and our God too small for people even to “believe this good news” let alone to “repent.”During these forty days of penitence and fasting, I challenge you to do a bit more than giving up chocolate. I know you’re doing some of these things at your churches and in your individual lives, but I challenge you to continue to dream big dreams and to take on at least one of these goals this Lent – either locally or somewhere around the world.Because … the time is fulfilled … the kingdom of God has come near … Repent, and believe in this good news!— The Rt. Rev. Christopher Epting is assistant bishop of the Diocese of Chicago. The Very Rev. Dr. Joyce Beaulieu says: Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Peg Williams says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Lent February 28, 2012 at 9:40 am I appreciate very much your connecting us to the “secular” problems of the world! I work with health system issues, which I also consider our mission as Christians. Regardless of your secular political leaning, Christians are called to all the serve all those challenged by poverty and all the systems that degrade our humanity. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm I had not read more than about half of your article, when it became necessary to quickly find the Kleenex box. Jesus’ message is so clear – why do we find it so hard to understand?? The need for the MDGs is in front of us every time we leave our comfortable homes – and churches. It reminds me of a dismissal that the late Bishop Paul Moore often used – “Get up from your pew – Get out the door – Get lost in the world!” Thank you for reminding us, Bishop Epting! 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Court backlog trims Florida’s prison population by 7,000 inmates in 5…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSBacklogCourtFelony CasesInmatesPandemicPopulationPrisonProjectionsThe Center Square Previous articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in DecemberNext articleThis recycling robot can’t come to market fast enough Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By John Haughey | The Center Square Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here With a pandemic induced backlog of 31,000 pending felony cases idling in Florida courts, the state’s prison population has declined by 7,000 inmates since July, a new report said.“As a result of the continuing pandemic, the courts have developed a backlog of pending felony cases (30,999) that is expected to take several years to work its way through to the prison population,” the Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) report’s executive summary read. “At this time, they do not expect to return to full operating capacity until [fiscal year] 2021-22, with their backlog expected to take until the end of [fiscal year] 2023-24 to resolve itself.”Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady closed state circuit and county courts to in-person proceedings in March through June because of the COVID-19 outbreak.Canady since has adopted a phased approach. Judges can conduct some civil and criminal proceedings by telephone or video. Most courts recently resumed limited jury trials and grand jury proceedings, some in mid-October.According to an Oct. 15 budget request, Florida’s court system projects it will accrue a pandemic induced backlog of nearly 1 million cases by July 1, ranging from divorce proceedings to death-penalty trials, that will require an additional $37 million over the next three years to accommodate.Even with the additional funding, nearly 5,000 jury trials are projected to be delayed between now and July 1, according to the budget request.The CJEC’s report calculated the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) will house 80,792 inmates at the end of this month – a decline of more than 19,000 from the 100,050 inmates in Florida’s prisons in June 2015; nearly 15,000 fewer than the 95,626 inmates in FDOC custody in June 2019; and almost 7,000 fewer state inmates than in June 2020.By July 1, however, CJEC projected prison populations will inch upward as courts presumably whittle into backlogged cases. CJEC estimated 82,116 inmates will be in Florida prisons by July 1, an increase of nearly 1,400 over the next seven months.The report forecast 86,463 inmates will be in Florida prisons in June 2022, 89,731 in June 2023 and 92,911 in June 2026 – an increase of more than 12,000 from the FDOC’s current population.Another reason cited by analysts for a potential increase in state prison admissions is because county sheriffs are “tightly managing jail capacity,” meaning they’re releasing pretrial detainees more frequently than normal.“An unknown number of future inmates will earn atypically low jail credits prior to sentencing and transfer to the state system,” the CJEC stated. “As conditions return to normal, the clearance of the backlog coupled with the reduced amount of accrued jail credits is expected to increase prison admissions and the resulting population over the forecast period.”The CJEC is one of a series of data reviews conducted throughout the year, such as the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC), by economists and legislative analysts from various state departments and agencies.Figures compiled and projections generated by the conferences are the numbers and data lawmakers will rely on when they convene committee meetings in January in anticipation of the 60-day legislative session, which begins March 3.With Florida facing a projected $2.7 billion revenue shortfall this fiscal year, the FDOC, as the state’s largest agency and nation’s third-largest prison system, will be among departments targeted for spending cuts.The FDOC’s $2.8 billion budget employs 23,000 people, including about 17,000 corrections officers, to house a projected 96,000 inmates and supervise nearly 166,000 probation offenders at more than 140 sites, including 43 prisons.last_img read more

ISA Visits the Hill on Issues Important to Hoosier Soybean Farmers

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 20, 2014 Members of Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Policy Committee visited Washington, D.C. earlier this month to meet with Indiana’s Congressional delegation about issues important to Indiana soybean farmers.“Sending farmers to Washington, D.C. is valuable because it gives our elected officials a chance to hear the grassroots concerns for policies that impact soybean farmers,” said Levi Huffman, chair of ISA policy committee and a farmer from Lafayette, Ind. “Farmers should engage with their legislators and explain how national issues impact Indiana farms, and this is the motivation for the ISA policy committee trip to Washington, D.C.”Joining Huffman on the visits were Indiana farmers Alan Kemper of Lafayette; Joe Steinkamp of Evansville; David Lowe of Dunkirk; Jim Schriver of Bluffton; and Don Wyss of Ossian. While in Washington, D.C., the group visited with a number of House Offices, including personal meetings with Hoosier Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats and Representatives Todd Young, Luke Messer, and Todd Rokita. They also met with the staffs of Representatives Susan Brooks, Marlin Stutzman and Larry Bucshon.“Our senators and representatives are working to the best of their ability to serve us.  But the only way for them to effectively work for us is for them to know what we need, said Joe Steinkamp, who also serves on the American Soybean Association board. “The ISA Policy Committee trip to Washington D.C. provides an opportunity for us to meet with our senators and representatives and talk with them about what’s going on.”During their time in Washington D.C., ISA committee members met with representatives to encourage action on the passage of Trade Promotion Authority and support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, thank them for the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act and encourage the signing of legislation to establish standard Federal labeling of biotech foods.ISA directors also attended the American Soybean Association meeting to discuss national legislative and regulatory priorities, which include trade expansion, biotech regulation, aquaculture and biodiesel demand.This trip to Washington D.C. was sponsored through Indiana Soybean Alliance’s membership and policy committee, which has the goal to encourage sound agricultural policy to keep Indiana soybean farms viable. For more information, visit www.indianasoybean.com/membership. Source: ISA(Pictured with Senator Donnelly from left, Jim Schriver of Bluffton; Alan Kemper of Lafayette; Senator Joe Donnelly; Joe Steinkamp of Evansville; David Lowe of Dunkirk; Levi Huffman of Lafayette; and Don Wyss of Ossian.Pictured with Senator Coats from left, Alan and Janet Kemper of Lafayette; Joe Steinkamp of Evansville; Senator Dan Coats; Don Wyss of Ossian; Levi Huffman of Lafayette; David Lowe of Dunkirk; and Jim Schriver of Bluffton.) SHARE SHARE Previous articleDonnelly and McKinney to Address National Soil Health ForumNext articleGrowers Reporting Increased Yields, Revenues with Stover Harvest Andy Eubank ISA Visits the Hill on Issues Important to Hoosier Soybean Farmers Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News ISA Visits the Hill on Issues Important to Hoosier Soybean Farmerslast_img read more

Bovine TB Found in Indiana Wild, White-tailed Deer

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Bovine TB Found in Indiana Wild, White-tailed Deer Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleObama Administration Releases Carbon-Emission Standards for Big Trucks Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Aug 16, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Ind. This marks the first time the disease (more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) has been found in a wild animal in Indiana. This finding means significant changes in disease monitoring requirements for cattle owners and deer hunters in the area.The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has been working with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to test wildlife on a Franklin County cattle farm where TB was diagnosed in April. The 2-year-old doe that tested positive for TB was culled as part of the surveillance effort on the cattle farm.Under federal requirements, finding TB in a free-ranging wild animal means testing of all cattle must expand from 3 miles to 10 miles and surveillance in hunter-harvested deer will intensify.For cattle owners in Franklin County and portions of some adjoining counties, BOAH staff will be reaching out to determine if cattle in the 10-mile circle are test-eligible and, if so, schedule herd testing. BOAH’s premises registration program has approximately 400 farms registered in the 10-mile testing zone.For deer hunters in the region, that means whitetails harvested in a specific zone must be sampled for laboratory testing. DNR will be providing more information to hunters in the coming weeks.“This is an enormous undertaking that cannot be completed overnight,” said Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh, DVM. “Farmers and hunters in this area have been extremely cooperative and supportive of our efforts over the years. We need their help now more than ever as we widen our surveillance efforts. If this disease is out there—either on farms or in the wild—we need to find it. Our status as a TB-free state is critical to our growing and thriving cattle and dairy industries in this state.”Indiana has officially held a bovine tuberculosis-free status since 1984 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under federal guidelines, that status remains. BOAH has found four individual cases of TB in three cattle herds and a cervid farm in this region between 2008 and 2016.About Bovine TBBovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease that affects primarily cattle, but can be transmitted to any warm-blooded animal. TB is difficult to diagnose through clinical signs alone. In the early stages of the disease, clinical signs are not visible. Later, signs may include:  emaciation, lethargy, weakness, anorexia, low-grade fever and pneumonia with a chronic, moist cough. Lymph node enlargement may also be present. Cattle owners who notice these signs in their livestock should contact their private veterinarian.Hunters should take precautions to protect themselves, including wearing gloves when field dressing animals and fully cooking all meat. Deer can be infected without noticeable signs of disease, like the positive 2-year-old doe. Hunters who notice signs of TB in wildlife should contact the DNR at 812-334-3795. Bovine TB Found in Indiana Wild, White-tailed Deer SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

No shortage of PPE in Donegal following fire – HSE

Google+ No shortage of PPE in Donegal following fire – HSE WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleWins for Harley & OrrNext articleStaggering 70% increase in demand for LK Food Bank News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – June 16, 2020 Facebook The HSE has given reassurances that Letterkenny University Hospital currently has an adequate supply of PPE following yesterday’s fire. A large number of supplies were damaged in a HSE storage building close to Watson Hire.However the hospital is continuing to receive deliveries directly a number of times a week.Sligo stores will dispatch all Community PPE this week to Donegal.There is no lack of supply of PPE to either Donegal Community Services or Letterkenny University Hospital.All deliveries will continue as normal, as contingency plans have been put in place.A temporary storage facility is being established in a building known as the ‘Vestry’ in St Conals.A full assessment of the situation is being undertaken. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 read more

Increased Covid rates in three of Donegal’s seven LEAs

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – March 18, 2021 Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Increased Covid rates in three of Donegal’s seven LEAs Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Four of Donegal’s seven Local Electoral Areas had incidence rates of Covid 19 which were higher than the national average in the two weeks up to last Monday.Three of the areas recorded increases in case numbers over the period.As has been highlighted in recent days, South Inishowen had 83 cases in the 14 days to last Monday, with a 14 day incidence rate of 371.1 cases per 100,000 people.Increases have also been recorded in Lifford Stranorlar, with 54 cases, giving an incidence rate of 208.6, and North Inishowen, where 27 cases were recorded over the two weeks, an incidence rate of 159.2.Letterkenny, had 49 cases, a slight decrease, but its incidence rate of 164.5 cases per 100k people is still above the national average of 148.Falls also recorded in Donegal, with 15 cases, a rate of 56.6, Milford with five cases, a rate of 36.3, and Glenties with eight cases, a rate of 33.4. Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleSearch operation ends in CregganNext articleThe Score – Premier Division Special News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

New magnetic anomaly map of the Antarctic

first_imgThe second generation Antarctic magnetic anomaly compilation (ADMAP‐2) for the region south of 60oS includes some 3.5 million line‐km of aeromagnetic and marine magnetic data that more than doubles the initial map’s near‐surface database. For the new compilation, the magnetic datasets were corrected for the International Geomagnetic Reference Field, diurnal effects, and high‐frequency errors, and levelled, gridded, and stitched together. The new magnetic data further constrain the crustal architecture and geological evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula and the West Antarctic Rift System in West Antarctica, as well as Dronning Maud Land, the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, the Prince Charles Mountains, Princess Elizabeth Land, and Wilkes Land in East Antarctica, and the circumjacent oceanic margins. Overall, the magnetic anomaly compilation helps unify disparate regional geologic and geophysical studies by providing new constraints on major tectonic and magmatic processes that affected the Antarctic from Precambrian to Cenozoic times.last_img read more

D-region high latitude forcing factors

first_imgThe subionospheric very low frequency (VLF) radio wave technique provides the possibility of investigating the response of the ionospheric D‐region to a diversity of transient and long‐term physical phenomena originating from above (e.g., energetic particle precipitation) and from below (e.g., atmospheric waves). In this study, we identify the periodicities that appear in VLF measurements and investigate how they may be related to changes in space weather and atmospheric activity. The powerful VLF signal transmitted from NAA (24 kHz) on the east coast of the USA, and received at Sodankylä, Finland, was analyzed. Wavelet transform, wavelet power spectrum, wavelet coherence, and cross‐wavelet spectrum were computed for daily averages of selected ionospheric, space weather, and atmospheric parameters from November 2008 until June 2018. Our results show that the significant VLF periods that appear during solar cycle 24 are the annual oscillation (AO), semiannual oscillation (SAO), 121‐day, 86‐day, 61‐day, and solar rotation oscillations. We found that the AO corresponds to variability in mesospheric temperature and solar Lyman‐α (Ly‐α) flux and the SAO to variability in space weather‐related parameters. The solar rotation oscillation observed in the VLF variability is mainly related to the Ly‐α flux variation at solar maximum, and to geomagnetic activity variation during the declining phase of the solar cycle. Our results are important since they strengthen our understanding of the Earth’s D‐region response to solar and atmospheric forcing.last_img read more