Here’s how £20k could help you beat the State Pension

first_imgHere’s how £20k could help you beat the State Pension Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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This suggests that if you do want to retire in comfort, you’re going to need to start your own pension savings plan.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…The good news is, an investment just £20,000 could help you beat the State Pension. Today, I’m going to explain how this is possible.SIPP advantagesInvestors have a range of options when it comes to saving for the future. They can either open a self invested personal pension (SIPP) or Stocks and Shares ISA. Due to the tax benefits offered, SIPPs appear to be by far the best option.Further, unlike ISA’s, you can contribute up to £40,000 a year to a SIPP. ISAs are limited to contributions of £20k per annum.Any money deposited in a SIPP is entitled to tax relief at your marginal tax rate. That’s 20% for basic taxpayers. This means for every £80 you contribute to, the government will add £20 extra to take the total up to £100.So, on a lump sum of £20,000, the government would contribute an additional £5,000 to take the total up to £25,000.Start investingWhen you’ve topped up your SIPP, the next stage is to start investing your money. There are many options when it comes to choosing investments. However, the most straightforward option is a low-cost tracker fund.The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are both great indexes to track because they have produced attractive results for investors over the past few years. Since its inception, the FTSE 100 FTSE 250 have returned approximately 9% and 12% per annum respectively.There’s no guarantee the indexes will continue to produce these kinds of returns over the next few years. Nevertheless, over the long term, it seems highly likely UK stocks will continue to generate attractive profits for investors.The stock market could turbocharge the growth of your nest egg. Assuming an average annual rate of return of 12%, an investment of £25k would grow to be worth £1m after 31 years.A passive income If you use the FTSE 250 to grow your money and then switch this investment to the FTSE 100, it’s possible to generate a substantial passive income stream. Indeed, the FTSE 100 currently supports a dividend yield of 4.3%. Therefore, £1m invested in the index would throw off an income of £43,000 a year.Even if you don’t have three decades to put money away, it’s still possible to beat the State Pension with £25,000 worth of savings.This lump sum invested in the FTSE 250 for 20 years would grow into a savings pot worth £270,000. If it’s then invested in the FTSE 100, it could yield an generate an income of around £11,600 a year. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Leigh Halfpenny named British & Irish Lions HSBC Player of the Series

first_imgTuesday Jul 9, 2013 Leigh Halfpenny named British & Irish Lions HSBC Player of the Series Leigh Halfpenny has been recognised as the HSBC Lions player of the Series after helping to guide The British & Irish Lions to their first Test Series win in 16 years. Decided by an independent vote from members of the media representing Australia and Britain and Ireland, Halfpenny was nominated as the clear winner for the award from over forty votes following the historic win in Sydney’s Olympic stadium. The fullback made his Lions debut during the Tour, starting all three Tests against The Wallabies and with the Series locked at 1-1, going into the final match in Sydney, Halfpenny continued his fine form on tour, helping to guide the tourists to victory, landing eight kicks in all.Halfpenny kicked 21 points, a record for a Lion in a Test, taking his own personal points tally for the 2013 British & Irish Lions to 49 points throughout the Tour.  During the deciding game, which finished 41-16 to the Lions, Halfpenny also set up a crucial try for George North which took The Lions into a clear the lead towards the end of the second half. On receiving the award Leigh Halfpenny said: “It’s tremendous to be honoured and to receive this award but it was a true squad performance out here for us throughout the Tour. “It’s been a long Tour and to finish it off with a Series win is a fantastic feeling. I am delighted I have contributed in such a talented and exciting Lions squad.”The award was presented to Halfpenny by Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship & Events for HSBC; the Principal Partner of the Tour. Giles Morgan, added: “Congratulations to Leigh on being voted the player of the Series by all those in the media, thoroughly deserved recognition for an outstanding personal performance throughout the Tour.“HSBC is delighted to have played a part in what has been a hugely successful Tour on and off the field for all those involved. It is particularly pleasing to end our second consecutive tour as Principal Partner of The British & Irish Lions with a Series win.”  The British & Irish Lions leave Australia on Tuesday 9th July, heading back to Britain and Ireland with the Tom Richards Trophy, the first time The Lions have beaten Australia since 1989.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

“I know that I have still got a lot to give on the pitch” says Chris Ashton as new club is confirmed

first_imgWednesday Mar 4, 2020 “I know that I have still got a lot to give on the pitch” says Chris Ashton as new club is confirmed Harlequins have signed English winger Chris Ashton, following his departure from Sale Sharks. Ashton joins Harlequins with immediate effect and will be reunited with a number of former England teammates including Danny Care, Mike Brown and Joe Marler.ADVERTISEMENTThe 32-year-old scored 20 tries in 44 England Tests, with his last international cap coming in February 2019. The former Saracens, Toulon and Northampton winger is the Premiership’s third highest ever try-scorer with 86 and switched codes from rugby league to union in 2007.“I can’t wait to get started at Quins,” Ashton said.“It is a Club filled with incredibly experienced and talented players. When I spoke to Gussy and heard more about the direction the Club is going in, and what it means to be a Harlequin, I knew that this was the right move for me.“I know lots of the lads at Quins, like Danny, through our England careers and years of friendship. I like the look of what Quins are doing, they are growing a strong squad and the foundations for future success are in place.“I know that I have still got a lot to give on the pitch and I am confident that being at Quins will enable me to continue scoring tries and help me with my aspirations of reaching 100 Premiership tries, beating the current record.”ADVERTISEMENTPaul Gustard, Head of Rugby at Harlequins said they are delighted to have him join the club.“We are delighted that ‘Ashy’ has decided to commit his future to Harlequins. I have known Chris for around eight years now and he is without doubt one of the most competitive, professional and dedicated athletes I have encountered. His drive to succeed and win is exceptional, allied to his desire to improve and be the best version of himself he can be has always been clear.“We were very interested in Chris when he was looking to move back to the UK, but unfortunately we were not in a position to compete 28 months ago. However, circumstances change and timings can sometimes work in mysterious ways, meaning we were able to get our man. We have four of our senior back three players currently unavailable with injury and therefore to bring Chris to the Club is a big boost to the squad.“The Quins supporters will of course be aware of his prowess on the field and let’s be frank, astonishing try scoring record across all competitions and leagues. This is down to not only his skill, but equally also founded on his incredible work ethic. What they will not be aware of is that he is a loving family man with two beautiful kids and will add significant value to our group through his presence. I have no doubt he will also help to drive and develop our exceptionally talented young wings in Cadan and Gabs.ADVERTISEMENT“I am sure the Quins faithful will show their love for Chris on the field and show their respect to him, his wife Melissa and their family off it. It is a great signing for us and adds to the quality that we have at the Club. On behalf of all at Quins, welcome Ashy.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Studio House El Sucucho / Sin.Tesis Arquitectos

first_img Elisa Fuscaldo, Sebastian Gomez Calculation Engineer:Sebastian GomezCity:RosarioCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ramiro Sosa”Sucucho: pejorative colloquial name. Small, dirty, precarious, poorly lit and poorly ventilated room.”We call it Sucucho, and it is a home-studio. Sucucho is an ironic way of referring to what we were aiming for when we designed the house. The initial objective was precisely that, to design and execute a dwelling-sucucho, understood as a small space consisting of housing and working space. The irony is, that if a sucucho refers to something precarious, poorly lit, poorly ventilated, our imperative was, from the beginning, to achieve precisely the opposite, albeit achieving this in a limitedly sized space. This would allow us to afford it in the economical and contextual conditions at hand: a house on a lot in Rosario, discarding in this sense the prospect of migrating to the metropolitan area, a rural-urban transition, common in recent years as a way of acquiring lots at affordable costs. Houses ArchDaily Studio House El Sucucho / Sin.Tesis Arquitectos Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925282/studio-house-el-sucucho-siesis-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Studio House El Sucucho / Sin.Tesis ArquitectosSave this projectSaveStudio House El Sucucho / Sin.Tesis ArquitectosSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaCurated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Sin.Tesis Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentinacenter_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Abert Alum Aberturas, FV, Grupo SIC Construcciones, Miguel Britto CopyAbout this officeSin.Tesis ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRosarioOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on September 24, 2019Cite: “Studio House El Sucucho / Sin.Tesis Arquitectos” [Casa estudio el sucucho / Sin.Tesis Arquitectos] 24 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Sucucho 阿根廷住宅工作室 / Sin.Tesis Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2018 Lead Architect: CopyHouses•Rosario, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925282/studio-house-el-sucucho-siesis-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaWith this starting point, we built a house on an urban lot of 4×4 m, finding a line that intersects desire, ideal and concrete resources. Between the continuous weft of brick elements of different opacities and the subtraction of volumetric mass, there is a search to configure the space as a pause, an intermediate point, in the transition between tangible material and intangible material. The borders are made up of surfaces of light, of the opacity of the continuous brick frame, or of transitions between situations. The perception of the spaces at eye level is relativized with the difference of heights, contrasts and oppositions.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe limits of the interior and the exterior are blurred, as well as the dimensions. Absolute values are relativized. It is not so much about the dimensions, but about the proportions, it is not so much about the light as an absolute presence, but rather about its appearance, filtered in different conditions, of the reflections and numerous games of shadow and light. In the same line, but in a programmatic sense, it is not about the substantive quality of the spaces of the house, as much as the actions that they enable. There is no kitchen, but there is the action of cooking, there is no office space, but there is the action of working, there is no living room, but there is the action of sitting comfortably and gather together, there is no courtyard, but there is the action of going outside and sunbathing.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaThere is always a relativization, a divergence, between what each space is objectively – a reduced footprint of 4×4m – and its subjective result – the living spaces. We question the extent to which the qualities of light, visuals, spatial eloquence, optimization of equipment and furniture, can enrich not only the perception but also the use of spaces that in other conditions would be much less desirable to stay in, to live in.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaIn these contemplations, succucho means an ever-present experimentation. It takes place as a dialogue between what we believe – ideally – and what is possible – concretely. It is a constant questioning of our positions and ideals regarding what we understand we should be and do as architects, regarding the role of housing today and facing the question about what the ideal contemporary city is today.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaProject gallerySee allShow lessFGP Atelier Begins Construction of Guangzhou International Cultural Center in ChinaArchitecture NewsDark Beacon Pavilion / Kieran Donnellan + MEDS (Meetings of Design Students)Selected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Casa V / Dosis

first_imgCopyAbout this officeDosisOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOleirosSpainPublished on December 07, 2019Cite: “Casa V / Dosis” 06 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?V住宅 / Dosis是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Alberto Bandín+ 24Curated by Nico Saieh Share Houses ArchDaily CopyHouses•Oleiros, Spain Casa V / DosisSave this projectSaveCasa V / Dosis Area:  450 m² Photographs Manufacturers: CricursaArchitect In Charge:Ignacio Peydro, Isabel ColladoDesign Team:Pilar González Ariza, Fernando Alonso Tuero, Borja Comendeiro, Valentina Micucci, Federica Fiacchini, Rubén Guerrero, Adrián Jabonero, Jonathan Renier.Structue:Jorge CondeMechanical Engineer:Rafael Úrculo, Carlos ÚrculoQuantity Surveyor:Raúl PichelCity:OleirosCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alberto BandínRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Casa V consists on the rehabilitation, adaptation and expansion of an existing house, designed and built in the early 1960’s. The family that inhabits the house has been spending the holidays in it for almost fifty years. In that time, even though the number of family members has increased, the house had remained the same, being unable to fulfill current and future needs.Save this picture!© Alberto BandínThe intention of the project is to make a place where three generations of one same family can enjoy their holiday simultaneously. For that purpose, a new house is made for the two younger generations, which consists on a side wing that articulates itself with the old building on the northeast. The rooftop of this new house serves as a private garden for the pre-existing house as a landscape response to the existing topography.Save this picture!© Alberto BandínThe original house accommodates now the spaces for family and social interaction, as well as the rooms of the first generation. Each family member has its own independence while remaining a part of a single set. A multilayered wall defined by a single construction detail, which serves both as structure and as thermal and environmental overcoat, meanders in order to embrace the multiplicity of events that occur in the house. Spaces are defined by the unfolding of matter in space-time, which topologically adapts itself to what happens inside. The new house is formalized by the continuous flow of a completely neutral wrap – no edges, no color, no texture – and, within this wrapping, life, action, is the protagonist.Save this picture!© Alberto BandínENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIESAdopting an exergy matching strategy (exergy = useful energy) between energy requirements for use and specific architectural solution, minimizing maintenance costs and optimizing exergy performance of the building.Save this picture!© Alberto BandínThermal insulation is situated on the outside of the external shell, together with an element that provides thermal inertia mass inside. In the case of the intensive gardening intensive system, that not only integrates the building in the existing ecosystems, but gives the building a large additional insulation, both thermal and acoustic, to the additional thermal inertia provided by the slab concrete.Save this picture!© Alberto BandínThe building incorporates a natural heating system inside the window Coruña, but reinterpreting the vernacular glass colonnade, varying the opening position, and thus receiving a greater number of hours of solar incidence, which allows natural warming by greenhouse effect that in this geographical location is an optimal energy sustainability inherent architecture Coruña. The house also has a solar heating system vacuum tube, which considerably reduces the use of conventional fuel.Originally published on November 27, 2013Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Check Point Building for the Faculty of Computer Sciences / Kimmel Eshkolot Arc…Selected ProjectsYanagikoji South Corner Restaurants / Rei Mitsui ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Architects: Dosis Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451894/casa-v-dosis Clipboard Photographs:  Alberto Bandín Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451894/casa-v-dosis Clipboard Spain “COPY” Casa V / Dosislast_img read more

Donegal could lose as many as two TDs under new Government plans

first_imgNews Donegal could lose as many as two TDs under new Government plans WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook By News Highland – May 4, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Donegal could be set to lose a Dail Deputy under plans by the Government, announced today, to reduce the number of TDsMinister for the Environment Phil Hogan stated the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission will be changed to provide for a reduced number of TDs.A Constituency Commission is due to be established upon the publication of the 2011 Census preliminary results, which are due in June.John McAteer of the TircChonaill Tribune newspaper says the feeling is Donegal could lose one or even two TDs:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/johnmacapm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal businessman has spent 5 years trying to create business in KillybegsNext articleGovernment says delay in holding Donegal SW by-election cannot be repeated News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 21st May

first_imgNewsPlayback By admin – May 21, 2015 Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Previous articleTwo adults and two children injured in Cashelshanaghan crashNext articleKatona’s kids ‘traumatic’ car crash admin A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Farming-28.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 21st May Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Global Patterns of Species Richness in Coastal Cephalopods

first_imgWithin the context of global climate change and overfishing of fish stocks, there is some evidence that cephalopod populations are benefiting from this changing setting. These invertebrates show enhanced phenotypic flexibility and are found from polar regions to the tropics. Yet, the global patterns of species richness in coastal cephalopods are not known. Here, among the 370 identified-species, 164 are octopuses, 96 are cuttlefishes, 54 are bobtails and bottletails, 48 are inshore squids and 8 are pygmy squids. The most diverse ocean is the Pacific (with 213 cephalopod species), followed by the Indian (146 species) and Atlantic (95 species). The least diverse are the Southern (15 species) and the Arctic (12 species) Oceans. Endemism is higher in the Southern Ocean (87%) and lower in the Arctic (25%), which reflects the younger age and the “Atlantification” of the latter. The former is associated with an old lineage of octopuses that diverged around 33 Mya. Within the 232 ecoregions considered, the highest values of octopus and cuttlefish richness are observed in the Central Kuroshio Current ecoregion (with a total of 64 species), followed by the East China Sea (59 species). This pattern suggests dispersal in the Central Indo-Pacific (CIP) associated with the highly productive Oyashio/Kuroshio current system. In contrast, inshore squid hotspots are found within the CIP, namely in the Sunda Shelf Province, which may be linked to the occurrence of an ancient intermittent biogeographic barrier: a land bridge formed during the Pleistocene which severely restricted water flow between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, thereby facilitating squid fauna differentiation. Another marked pattern is a longitudinal richness cline from the Central (CIP) toward the Eastern Indo-Pacific (EIP) realm, with central Pacific archipelagos as evolutionary dead ends. In the Atlantic Ocean, closure of the Atrato Seaway (at the Isthmus of Panama) and Straits of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea) are historical processes that may explain the contemporary Caribbean octopus richness and Mediterranean sepiolid endemism, respectively. Last, we discuss how the life cycles and strategies of cephalopods may allow them to adapt quickly to future climate change and extend the borealization of their distribution.last_img read more

Oluyitan scores 24 to carry S. Utah over Portland St. 85-57

first_img Tags: Big Sky/Cameron Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball February 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan scores 24 to carry S. Utah over Portland St. 85-57 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Southern Utah routed Portland State 85-57.Andre Adams scored 12 points with nine rebounds and Maizen Fausett had nine points and 12 boards for the Thunderbirds (14-9, 7-5 Big Sky Conference), who held the Vikings to 25% shooting (17 of 67), their worst shooting performance of the season.John Knight III and Dre Marin added 11 points apiece, with Knight dishing seven of Southern Utah’s 20 assists. Rashaad Goolsby had seven rebounds and scored 14 points off the bench for Portland State (11-13, 5-7), which totaled a season-low 18 first-half points and finished shooting 2 of 23 from long distance (9%). Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Outlasts Colorado Mesa

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Jack Pagenkopf stepped up with 16 points and 5 rebounds as the No. 22 Dixie State Trailblazers got past Colorado Mesa 67-62 Saturday at Brownson Arena in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball action.Dason Youngblood added 13 points and 6 boards on 6-11 shooting for the 19-4 Trailblazers, who improved to 19-4 and 14-3 in RMAC play.Dixie State shot 50 percent from the field in the first half as head coach Jon Judkins’ squad built a 40-30 lead at halftime.Tommy Nuno had 13 points and 5 rebounds in the los for the Mavericks, as they fell to 14-9 and 10-7 in RMAC play.The Trailblazers return to Burns Arena Friday and Saturday for their final home games of the season against Adams State and Fort Lewis, respectively. February 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Outlasts Colorado Mesa Tags: Dixie basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more