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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. FTSE 100 oil giants BP (LSE: BP) and Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) had a 2020 that’s best forgotten. But they may well now be set up for high growth in 2021, if not beyond.Both companies’ share prices regained some lost ground from 2020 as investor confidence returned late last year. In the past couple of weeks, however, both BP and Royal Dutch Shell saw a fall in their share prices. But I think that this is more likely to be the exception than the rule for the foreseeable future. Here’s why.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…#1. Demand bouncebackWith vaccinations under way, lockdowns on their way to being lifted and global travel poised to return later in the year, oil demand is making a comeback. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), it’s now back to 95% of its pre-pandemic highs. This is a positive for both BP and Royal Dutch Shell.#2. Oil price increaseWith demand returning, oil prices have rebounded in 2021. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on average, oil prices this year will be 21% higher than those last year. Besides demand increases, short-term supply disruptions can also increase oil prices, like the recent Suez Canal blockage. However, this supply disruption is likely to be a short-term phenomenon that doesn’t have a long-term impact after a brief spike in the oil price. As a side note, other supply shocks may not be that benign however, so supply blocks do not always work in favour of oil companies.But for now, both BP and Shell are in a place to make gains, price-wise.#3. BP and Royal Dutch Shell pay dividendsWith an increasing number of FTSE 100 companies reinstating dividends now that the outlook has improved, I reckon investors will once again be considering the best investments to generate a passive income. Historically, both BP and Royal Dutch Shell have been dependable dividend-payers. I do not think that is about to change, even considering last year’s dividend cuts. BP’s dividend yield is already at a healthy 5% and Royal Dutch Shell is at 3.5%. #4. Going greenWhile higher demand and oil prices, as well as dividend payouts, bode well for the near future, the long-term future of big oil is in question. To that extent, I like the recent forays of both into green energy. BP, for instance, is building the UK’s biggest hydrogen power plant. Shell is exploring opportunities in Australia to develop its hydrogen business too. Risks to bothOf course, there’s no guarantee that the oil companies will be able to make a success of the green transition. Further, even in the short term, there are risks to the pace of recovery. We’ve seen reports of a rise in coronavirus cases again and in some countries, the vaccination process is going slower than anticipated.The takeawayOn balance though, I think both the BP share price and the Royal Dutch Shell share price can increase in the foreseeable future, especially since they’re still way below their pre-pandemic levels. But the longer term is a wait-and-watch, I feel. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think the BP and Royal Dutch Shell share prices can rally now. Here’s why Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 27th March, 2021 | More on: BP RDSB See all posts by Manika Premsingh
Ali Williams makes a welcome return for the BluesFlanker Luke Braid has been given the captaincy duties in the absence of Keven Mealamu for this weekend’s match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.“Luke was selected by his team-mates as the Player of the Year in 2011. He has a lot of respect within the team and that is reflected in his high work-rate and consistent on-field performance. He is a natural leader and we see him as a future captain,” said coach Pat Lam.A nerve injury to Rudi Wulf’s shoulder sees him join Mealamu on the injury list and some backline shuffling has taken place to cater for this. Hadleigh Parkes moves to fullback, Benson Stanley heads out to the wing and Rene Ranger will play at centre.Ali Williams returns to the starting line-up. “When you look at the players on the injury list this week as well as having Dan Braid on the bench, we are without a lot of senior players and leaders. We need Ali out there from first whistle this week.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – APRIL 11: Ali Williams looks for assistance during an Auckland Blues training session at Unitec on April 11, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images) Winger David Raikuna returns to the 22 after two weeks off with a hamstring problem. Starting XV:1. Tony Woodcock2. Tom McCartney3. Charlie Faumuina4. Ali Williams5. Filo Paulo6. Chris Lowrey7. Luke Braid ©8. Peter Saili9. Alby Mathewson10. Gareth Anscombe11. Benson Stanley12. Ma’a Nonu13. Rene Ranger14. George Moala15. Hadleigh ParkesReplacements:16. James Parsons17. Tevita Mailau18. Liaki Moli19. Dan Braid20. Piri Weepu21. Michael Hobbs22. David Raikuna
Members of newly elected slate of USW 8751 with Pam Africa (center), May 9.Secaucus, N.J. — The United National Antiwar Coalition held its fourth national gathering in Secaucus, N.J., May 8-10 under the theme “Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad.” Over 400 delegates from the U.S. and Canada took on the task of challenging endless U.S. imperialist wars abroad and the increasing militarization of domestic police from Ferguson, Mo., to Baltimore.This conference was unique in the history of the U.S. anti-war movement, which has never before so clearly taken up the need to oppose the war waged against oppressed communities in the U.S. Support for the resistance of Black and Brown youth who are standing up to an epidemic of police brutality was a central theme of many panels and workshops. Solidarity messages came from Ukraine, Canada, Cuba, Germany and Britain.Formed in 2010, UNAC has become the largest anti-war coalition in the U.S. today, with nearly 120 member organizations opposing U.S. wars in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. UNAC co-coordinators are lifelong anti-war and labor activist Joe Lombardo and social justice activist Marilyn Levin.Speaking at the May 8 opening session, Lawrence Hamm, chairperson and founder of the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, N.J., urged delegates to revitalize and strengthen our movements through an understanding that we are really fighting one war on many fronts. He raised the need to oppose “all U.S. boots on the ground; defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); fight union busting and other attacks on the working class at home; and challenge white supremacist attacks on Black and Brown people.”Hamm urged UNAC to endorse the July 25 Million People’s March against Racial Injustice and Economic Inequality in Newark, N.J., initiated by POP.Longtime anti-war activist Kathy Kelly challenged people in the U.S. concerned by images of beheadings carried out by the Islamic State to study the history of the U.S. military, which includes the slaughter of thousands of surrendering Iraqi soldiers in 1991 and the deaths of over 500,000 Iraqi civilians, mainly children, from U.S.-imposed sanctions.Jaribu Hill, founder of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, called for solidarity with youth raising the banner “Black Lives Matter” and the fight for “$15 and a Union.” Noting that resistance to the status quo is the only way forward, she called the youth who rebelled in Baltimore “young Steve Bikos and Harriet Tubmans.”The May 9 opening panel embraced international struggles against imperialism, led by co-chairs Honduran activist Lucy Pagoada and Janine Solanki, from Mobilization Against War and Occupation in Vancouver. Panelists included Palestinian activist and author Susan Abulhawa; Johnny Achi, with Arab Americans for Syria; Abayomi Azikiwe, from Pan-African News Wire; Joel Andreas, author of Addicted to War; Bernadette Ellorin, with BAYAN USA; Glen Ford, of Black Agenda Report; Irina Koval from Odessa, Ukraine; and Phil Wilayto from the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern concluded the panel by noting that the U.S. thrives on confrontation because “conflict is good for business.”Afternoon panels took up support for political prisoners and the cost of endless war and austerity. Alejandro Molina urged support for the May 30 March to free Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Also raised was the need to free two international political prisoners held in U.S. jails — Dr. Aafia Siddiqui of Pakistan and Simon Trinidad of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Lynne Stewart, former political prisoner, received a standing ovation after her remarks about fighting for human rights.Pam Africa invited everyone to Philadelphia for a mass rally marking the 30th anniversary of the police bombing of MOVE. She gave an update on the serious health crisis facing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal as a result of prison officials attempting to murder him through medical neglect.Abolish the police & shut down capitalismClarence Thomas, of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 that has shut down ports in support of Palestine, South Africa and Mumia, stated, “If you want to stop endless wars, racial inequality, and police brutality, you have to shut down capitalism!”A highlight of the afternoon session was a delegation of Boston school bus drivers from United Steelworkers Local 8751, who have been fighting a nearly two-year battle against attempts by transnational corporation Veolia to bust their union.USW 8751 President-elect Andre Francois described recent victories, including pushing back a company move to jail union founder and Vice President-elect Stevan Kirschbaum and the stunning, landslide victory of union progressives who captured all positions in the local’s April 30 election. But, Francois noted, the battle continues to reinstate four union leaders, including himself and Kirschbaum, who were illegally fired in October 2013.Sara Flounders, of the International Action Center, and Imani Henry, with the Brooklyn, N.Y., anti-gentrification group Equality for Flatbush Project, chaired the final session on May 9 billed as “Tribunal on the Militarization of the Police & Structural Racism.” Flounders noted that 1.5 million Black men are “missing” in the U.S. today — many victims of prisons, rotten medical care and police violence.Henry asserted that police brutality and gentrification go hand in hand. He described hundreds of police checkpoints in Brooklyn and Manhattan that target youth of color in order to push them out of their neighborhoods and make room for wealthy whites.The panel included Orange, N.J., teacher Marylin Zuniga who is fighting efforts of the Fraternal Order of Police to have her fired after her third-grade students spontaneously wrote get-well letters to Mumia Abu-Jamal.Larry Holmes, with the New York People’s Power Assembly, raised that as far as the government is concerned, Black Lives Matter is today’s anti-war movement. He called on the traditional anti-war movement to come out fully in support of this Black, youth-led movement, stating, “We are not going to be relevant if we don’t do this. The system needs to be abolished — first the police, then capitalism.”Resolutions passed at the final conference session on May 10 included a call to support Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist, pro-women and pro-lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer groups calling for actions on May 21. There was also a call for coordinated anti-war actions in October. A resolution supporting Iran’s Red Crescent ship taking humanitarian supplies to challenge the U.S. and Saudi Arabia blockade of Yemen passed unanimously.Audio and video coverage of this historic conference are at Go Pro Radio Network and Community Progressive Radio (cprmetro.org). A complete list of speakers, panels and workshops is available at unacpeace.org. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Homepage BannerNews Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Donegal County Childcare Committee has said it has been overwhelmed by the public’s response to in Presents for Percy Appeal having now exceeded its targets.The committee decided to go public with the appeal a number of weeks ago fearing their target would not be met.The appeal will help over 530 families this Christmas with gifts for 1,300 children in County Donegal.Avril McMonagle, Manager of Donegal County Childcare said three weeks ago reaching their target seemed impossible:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/percy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – December 18, 2014 Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th DCCC overwhelmed with Presents for Percy appeal response Google+ WhatsApp Previous articlePermission granted for Anaerobic Digester in CarrigansNext articleFamily appeal for helping in finding Derry man missing from Liverpool News Highland Facebook Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Devon Magliozzi Ithaca, N.Y. – In 1935 Ithaca suffered its flood-of-record, with a series of thunderstorms leaving hundreds killed or displaced across the Southern Tier. In 1956, Ithaca saw a 100-year flood, costing millions in damage and turning Route 13 into a waterway. In 1972, Tropical Storm Agnes dumped seven inches of rain on the city, washing out roads, bridges and parts of Stewart Park.The Southern Tier is seeing the remnants of Hurricane Florence this week, with about an inch of rain making creeks surge in Ithaca and more than two inches prompting a state of emergency in Tioga County.When the next major rainfall comes, will Ithaca be ready to weather it?Ithaca’s flood control channel, an almost 2.5-mile stretch of the Cayuga Inlet, needs to be dredged. The channel was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1965 to 1970 to provide an outlet for water when Six Mile Creek and Cascadilla Creek gush.When the channel was built, it could hold the volume of water unleashed by the 1956 flood and significantly reduce damage from rains like those in 1935. Since then, the channel’s capacity has been reduced by sediment build-up.According to a report by USACE, by 2011 sediment “reduced the capacity of the Cayuga Inlet to a point where it no longer is sufficient to contain the (FEMA Flood Insurance Study) 100-year event.” If the 1956 storm hit today, many streets would again be underwater, the report shows.This map, produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, shows areas that would be inundated by a 100-year flood given current sediment levels in the Cayuga Inlet.Dredging is the method used to remove sediment and restore channel capacity. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for periodically dredging the Cayuga Inlet to maintain its flood control capacity. The last time the inlet saw a large scale dredging was in 1982, when the New York State Department of Transportation removed 202,000 cubic yards of sediment to make way for boats in the inlet, according to a 2015 report by the engineering firm O’Brien and Gere prepared for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.The 2011 USACE study found that about 660,000 cubic yards of sediment would need to be removed to restore the flood channel to its original capacity. Sediment has continued to accumulate in the seven years since, so by the time dredging starts that volume will be larger.So why hasn’t dredging started yet?One hurdle has been the need for a dewatering facility, where sediment can be filtered from the water pumped out of the inlet. The City of Ithaca, in partnership with an environmental consulting firm and an engineering firm, produced a draft Environmental Impact Statement in 2011 that detailed plans to build a dewatering facility on land owned by the city behind Walmart and Lowe’s.The state allocated $13 million to the project in 2012. That same year, a presentation by Lisa Nicholas, senior planner in the city’s Planning, Building, Zoning and Economic Development Department, called for the facility to be ready by fall 2013. Construction is not yet underway, however.Dan Cogan, chief of staff for the City of Ithaca, said via email, “We are still waiting on NYS to complete construction documents for the dewatering facility that will be built behind Lowe’s. That facility needs to be constructed before the dredging can take place, and we have no control over the timeline, though we have been pushing as hard as we can to get that completed.”Mike Thorne, superintendent of public works for the City of Ithaca, said via email that the dewatering facility is scheduled to be built in 2019.Meanwhile, Thorne said the city is “trying to get a schedule and more information from the NYSDEC on the actual dredging work.”Cogan said dredging “likely won’t begin until 2020 at the earliest.”NYSDEC did not respond to requests for information about the project’s timeline.While Ithaca waits for action from the state, flooding in nearby counties highlights the importance of preparing for major storms to come.Featured Image: Six Mile Creek after Monday night’s rain (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Your weather news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Tagged: cayuga inlet, DEC, dredging, flooding
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm that brought hail the size of golf balls to Florida on Wednesday has moved out and now we are watching a western storm as it crosses the country and brings more severe storms, heavy rain and even snow.Unsettled weather stretches from the West Coast all the way to the Midwest on Thursday morning with heavy rain and snow. Heavy snow has been falling on Interstate 80 in California over the Donner Summit where traffic has come to a standstill.The rain will continue through the flooded areas of the Plains through Thursday, but it is not expected to be very heavy.By Friday afternoon and evening, a stronger storm will move into the central U.S. with heavy rain and severe storms to the south and snow to the north.A widespread region from Kansas to Indiana is expecting 1 to 2 inches of rain, with localized amounts near 3 inches.To the north and west, more than half a foot of snow is expected in Wyoming — and even a few inches are possible in the High Plains or Nebraska.East enjoys major warmupAhead of the storm, a nice warmup has arrived for most of the East.Highs on Thursday will surge near 60 degrees in Chicago and Detroit, while the warmth will move to the East Coast by Friday and Saturday.The forecast is for 60s and 70s from Washington, D.C., to Boston.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
During the past 100 years many papers have been published on Antarctic microbiology in general and that of the soil, snow and ice in particular. However, there are still contradictory statements in the recent literature concerning the scarcity or abundance of micro-organisms in Antarctic soil, the similarities and differences in the composition of the soil microflora and microfauna of Antarctic and temperate soils, and the extent to which the Antarctic micro-organisms are adapted to grow at low temperatures. Many of the microbiological studies of the Antarctic lack detailed information concerning the habitat and detailed comparisons with temperate soils. As a result of opportunities provided by the British Antarctic Survey, microbiological investigations have been made on Signy Island in the South Orkneys and on soil samples and cultures transported to England. The results of these studies are compared here with similar studies made on soils of the Moor House National Nature Reserve in northern England. The paper also draws on the considerable information available concerning the climate, vegetation and soils of the two areas. Three groups of heterotrophic micro-organisms, bacteria, fungi and testate amoebae, have been studied to obtain information on their species composition, distribution and abundance in the soils. An examination of the temperature tolerance of some of the isolates was also made. Full results of these studies have been published or are in preparation (Heal 1965; Bailey in prep.; Latter & Heal in prep.; Latter & Cragg 1967; Latter, Cragg & Heal 1967).