Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 6th April

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 6th April Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 6th April:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleLough’s Agency concerned at trout escapeNext articleAmber Barrett fires Ireland to victory: FT Report News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 6, 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

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Physical and behavioural influences on larval fish retention: contrasting patterns in two Antarctic fishes

first_imgWaters around South Georgia are amongst the most productive in the Southern Ocean, and support internationally important fisheries. However, there is significant inter-annual variability in fish stocks, and some species have failed to recover from historical overfishing. Dispersal and retention of the planktonic eggs and larvae of marine fish can play a key role in the maintenance of adult stocks. We use a numerical modelling approach to examine the influence of oceanographic and life-history variability on the dispersal and retention of 2 Antarctic fishes: Champsocephalus gunnari (mackerel icefish) and Notothenia rossii (marbled rockcod). Mean retention of N. rossii larvae was predicted to be 5.3%, considerably lower than that of C. gunnari (31.3%), a difference related to the longer planktonic period of the former. Such apparent loss of larvae from local recruitment grounds may contribute to the failure of the N. rossii population to recover from its collapse in the 1970s. However, retention of both species showed high inter-annual variability. Dispersal and retention of C. gunnari were strongly influenced by location of the spawning site, with the greatest contribution to overall retention from spawning sites on the southwest South Georgia shelf. In addition, a consistent feature in C. gunnari was a lack of larval exchange between the proximate South Georgia and Shag Rocks shelves, regions separated by only 240 km. Our findings provide insights into the demographic dynamics and connectivity of C. gunnari and N. rossii populations at South Georgia in relation to prospects for recovery and ongoing responses to environmental variability and change in the region.last_img read more

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News story: Jo Johnson visits northern staff and passenger groups in Manchester

first_img Rail media enquiries Northern passengers have experienced totally unacceptable levels of service recently and it is my priority that we put this right as quickly as possible and passengers are properly compensated. This has been a difficult period for Northern’s staff and its customers and I am grateful for the patience passengers have demonstrated, while the staff work tirelessly to put the things right as quickly as possible. Rail Minister Jo Johnson met with the Mayor of Greater Manchester and leaders of Northern and Network Rail today (7 June 2018).In discussions at the Mayor’s Office in Manchester, the Rail Minister welcomed the improvements at Northern over the last 2 days, but made clear that all efforts must continue to focus on reducing disruption and ensuring passengers are fairly compensated.The minister also met with passenger and staff representatives to hear about their experiences and to thank them for their patience and hardwork in resolving the ongoing issues.Rail Minister Jo Johnson said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Switchboard 0300 330 3000 The industry will set out full details on compensation for passengers soon.The Rail Delivery Group today confirmed that, on Northern, 654 trains have run with 83% arriving as planned. 3% of trains have been cancelled or arrived significantly late. This compares to the first 2 weeks of the new timetables when 69% of trains arrived as planned and an average of 11% of trains were cancelled or significantly late. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292last_img read more

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Beyond belief

first_imgWhen Buddhist monks in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, protested skyrocketing fuel and food prices in 2007 by chanting blessings, they were beaten by government troops who suppressed the protests by firing on demonstrators. The Economist put the holy men on its cover. The headline: “Burma’s Saffron Revolution.”Earlier this year, when monks associated with a Buddhist nationalist movement in Myanmar urged the shunning of Muslims, their campaign was seen as inciting violence that left 40 dead and thousands displaced. This time when a monk was featured on a magazine cover he looked ominous: Time headlined its image of U Wirathu “The Face of Buddhist Terror.”The two portrayals, juxtaposed, are incongruous: In one, Buddhist monastics, noted for their philosophy of nonviolence, are perceived as victims; in the other, aggressors.But Charles Carstens, a Ph.D. student in Buddhist studies affiliated with the Committee on the Study of Religion, sees a common thread. Both the monastic demonstrations of the Saffron Revolution and the recent campaign to suppress Islam, he says, are couched in rhetoric of “care” for the Buddhist community and their legacy in Myanmar.This “complex relationship between violence and ‘care’” is important for understanding religious violence not only in Myanmar but around the world, and is a topic scholars in the humanities are especially suited to explore, said Carstens, who lived in a Buddhist monastery in central Myanmar at the time of the Saffron Revolution.Carstens spoke on Sept. 11 at the Divinity School (HDS) as part of a panel hosted by the Center for the Study of World Religions: “Studying Religion in the Post-9/11 World: The Importance of Taking Religion Seriously from a Humanities Perspective in Troubled Times.”“The study of religion from a humanities perspective has an enormous amount to offer in terms of deeper, richer understanding of events that are of importance to everyone in the world today,” said Anne E. Monius, acting director of the center and a professor of South Asian religions, who introduced the panelists.Joining Carstens and Monius were Michael D. Jackson, a visiting professor of world religions; Kevin J. Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at HDS; and Michael Puett, a professor of Chinese history and chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion.Jackson, an ethnographer who has done extensive fieldwork in West Africa and with aboriginal Australians, joined the other panelists in reflecting on the diversity of scholarship in religious studies at Harvard.People everywhere, he said, share a view that “one’s well-being depends on one’s connectedness to an ‘elsewhere’ or ‘otherness’ that lies beyond the horizons of one’s own immediate life-world.” This “extra-human” dimension at “the limits of what can be thought or said” encompasses “relationships with ancestors, nature, God, foreigners, even the unborn,” and thus is a province shared by both ethnographers and religion scholars.Madigan, whose recent focus has been on the Catholic Church’s perceived inaction in response to the Holocaust, discussed the rise of Nazism as what the philosopher Eric Voegelin called “political religion.” While the Nazi movement, with its messianic leader and liturgical-style rallies, is often called a prime example of the sacralization of politics, Madigan said he is not convinced that defining political movements as “religious” is apt.“It seems to me the central problem is that it becomes impossible to set any boundaries to ‘religion’ as distinguished from other cultural phenomena,” he said, echoing religion scholar Timothy Fitzgerald’s complaint about academics’ wide use of the term “religion” to describe everything from Marxism to vegetarianism to monster-truck rallies. “If everything is religious, then nothing is religious,” he said.Puett turned to ancient China, where placating and invoking the spirits of ancestors was part of a lifelong process of “working out” the complexities of existence in the elaborate patriarchal hierarchy to which the living and the dead belonged. And “work” it was: These visions of the human condition were “endlessly being worked upon,” as a world of “organic harmony and patriarchal lineage” was “actively constructed,” he said.The humanist, Puett said, should “wrestle with religious traditions from around the world not because they’re right [or] always good, but because people have been wrestling with them for centuries … Even if you think you have something worked out, the demons return. They always do.”last_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe radar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe radarby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe’s radar.The Turkish club wants to secure the 29-year-old Argentinean to a loan deal in January.Rojo’s current contract with United expires in 2020 and there is no question of extending the agreement.Everton are expecting to try again midseason after an August deal fell through.The defender last season played eight matches for United in all competitions. last_img read more

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8 days agoBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rules out Man Utd move

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rules out Man Utd moveby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has ruled out a move to Manchester United.The Daily Mail says United’s pursuit of the Croatian has hit a wall, with his family not keen on moving to Manchester.The 31-year-old star is hopeful of staying at the Nou Camp but if his situation doesn’t change and he is forced out, Rakitic and his family would prefer a move to Paris, Milan or a location with warmer climes than Manchester.United enquired about Rakitic in December and January and the clubs maintained dialogue but that tailed off in March.Barcelona are desperate to sell a few players to free up some money so sounded out United again but Rakitic’s family have made it clear they don’t want to move to Manchester. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Auburn Offensive Line Coach J.B. Grimes At 1st Practice Days After Cancer Surgery

first_imgAuburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes at practice days after cancer surgery.YouTube/Phillip MarshallOffensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn’s J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com‘s Brandon Marcello has more:The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school’s official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.…Grimes didn’t slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. “I will not miss practice,” Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. “I’m strong. I’ll recover.” Here’s video of Grimes at practice today: We’re very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.[AL.com]last_img read more

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CPPIB investing US1474 million for 45 stake in Santa Monica Business Park

first_imgTORONTO – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a partner have acquired the Santa Monica Business Park in California in a transaction valued at US$627.5 million.CPPIB says it will invest US$147.4 million for a 45 per cent interest in the West Los Angeles business park.Its joint venture partner in the acquisition is Boston Properties Inc., which will invest US$180.1 million and provide operating, property management and leasing services.The purchase is also being funded with US$300 million of financing.CPPIB managing director Hilary Spann said in a statement that the investment provides the Toronto-based pension fund manager with a sizable presence with the West L.A. office market.She said Santa Monica makes for an attractive market with strong demand driven by technology and media firms in the area.last_img read more

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Shaws Freedom Mobile launches new promotion in latest challenge to bigger rivals

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:SJR.B, TSX:RCI.B, TSX:BCE, TSX:T)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Freedom Mobile has launched a new promotion that takes a novel approach to dealing with data overages, which can be an expensive extra cost if usage goes beyond the monthly plan’s limits.The wireless arm of Shaw Communications Inc. is offering 100 gigabytes of extra data to new and existing customers — provided they sign up for a two-year plan with new handset for $60 per month.The offer will be available for only a limited time in provinces served by Freedom, but the company hasn’t disclosed when it will end.Freedom says the bonus data pool won’t expire, but will be automatically applied when a customer exceeds a qualifying plan’s normal monthly limit.The Big Binge Bonus promotion is Freedom’s latest tactic for distinguishing itself from Canada’s national wireless carriers owned by Rogers, Bell and Telus.In October 2017, Freedom challenged its three bigger rivals by offering a plan with 10 gigabytes per month for $50 — at the time a relatively large amount of data for the price.The three national carriers later launched aggressive discounts and promotions in the weeks before the 2017 year-end holiday period, often the biggest selling opportunity for Canadian mobile carriers.last_img read more

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