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Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgAnglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileAnglo American Plc is a diversified mining enterprise with extensive interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, metals, industrial minerals, paper and packaging, and financial and technological support. Anglo American Plc has an international footprint, with operations and undeveloped resources in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Anglo American’s diamond interests are represented by a 45% share holding in De Beers. The company produces approximately 35% (by value) of the world’s rough diamonds from its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. The government of the Republic of Botswana has a 15% beneficial interest. De Beers is a 50/50 partner with GRB in the Debswana Diamond Company. Debswana operates two of the world’s largest diamond mines in Botswana; Jwaneng and Orapa Mines.last_img read more

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Will FTSE 100 dividends rebound in 2021? I’d buy these 3 income shares now

first_img Alan Oscroft | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: BA LGEN TW 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Alan Oscroft owns shares of Persimmon. 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. 2020 has been a bad year for dividends. The Covid-19 crisis has forced many companies to reduce or suspend their payments. The banks had little choice under the control of the PRA. But many others followed as the focus turned to protecting balance sheets. From a forecast of 4.7% in January, the FTSE 100 now looks set to yield only around 3.2%.But I think 2021 could be the start of another long run for progressive dividends. So out of those still being paid, and ones likely to be restored in 2021, which are my favourites? Here are three on my 2021 list.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…Dividend bouncing backIn April, BAE Systems (LSE: BA) announced the deferral of its 2019 final dividend. The company had earlier set the full dividend at 23.2p, up 4.5% over 2018. But after seeing the early effects of the pandemic, the board decided to wait and watch the growing uncertainty. BAE’s balance sheet looked fine, but I think it was a wise move. I don’t like companies that prioritise paying their dividends above all else.An update in November revealed a surprisingly good year. Order intake expectations were actually better than BAE’s pre-pandemic hopes. And the firm reckoned full-year earnings per share should be slightly better than previous guidance. That suggests a very modest drop on 2019, which should support a dividend resumption. Forecasts suggest a 4.7% yield for 2021, covered close to 1.9 times.BAE has a large order backlog, and says it expects to deliver “strong and profitable top line growth with increasing cash conversion in the coming years“. I’d buy.Financial dividendWhile many financial firms were suspending their dividends, Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) held firm. In a November update, the insurer told us it intends to keep the dividend flat this year. It described 2020 as a pause year which, compared to many, is an enviable position to be in. From 2021, the company will target dividend growth in low to mid-single digits.With a forward yield on the current share price of around 6.9%, even just keeping up with inflation in the long term will be a fine dividend performance. Can it do it? For the period 2020–24, Legal & General says it aims “to generate £8.0-9.0bn both of cash and capital, and to dividend £5.6-5.9bn“.So that’s a top dividend yield, with an inflation-beating progressive strategy, coupled with a conservative balance sheet approach. And that’s from a company with shares on a forecast price-to-earnings ratio of just 9. What’s not to like?A brief income pauseThere’s something remarkable about dividends at Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW). The Covid-19 pandemic hit the 2019 payout, and is set to do even worse to 2020’s. But if forecasts are accurate, by 2021 we’ll still have seen a quadrupling of the dividend in just six years. How’s that for progressive?The housebuilding industry can be cyclical, and we will certainly see down years. But I think the sector makes a cracking investment. There’s one good reason: we’re in the midst of a long-term housing shortage, providing demand into the foreseeable future.This year’s predicted dividend would yield only around 1.8%. But for 2021, the City is expecting a 4.7% yield. That’s from shares on a P/E of 10.5. I already hold Persimmon shares, but I like the look of Taylor Wimpey too. Will FTSE 100 dividends rebound in 2021? I’d buy these 3 income shares now Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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They got your goats

first_img Howard Lake | 8 November 2005 | News The Guardian today reports on the impact of all the goats given as charity Christmas presents last year, and includes totals for the amounts raised by the charities that offered this gift in their alternative gift catalogues.The goat was certainly one of last year’s most popular charity Christmas presents. Instead of giving a normal present or even a donation to a charity as a present, various charities such as Oxfam and Cafod persuaded thousands of people to buy a goat as a present. The money would then pay for a goat to be provided for a needy family in a Southern/developing country.The Guardian claims that World Vision was, three years ago, the first charity in the UK to offer a goat as a Christmas present in this form, although the model was already well established by some American nonprofits by then. Not surprisingly, several other charities adopted and adapted the idea. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to The Guardian, last year goats raised considerable sums for these charities:* Oxfam sold 30,000 goats by raising £3 million* Cafod sold 18,000 goats by raising £1.1 million* Christian Aid has raised £1.1 million over three years benefiting 14,000 people. Indeed, goat sales represented one third of total income from its 2004 Christmas catalogue.Other charities have also started fundraising in this way. Farm-Africa, for example, which has appropriately been operating goat projects for 15 years, added goats to its Christmas 2004 catalogue. They followed this in July 2005 by partnering with Lastminute.com to sells goats online.Goats will no doubt be a popular buy this year, but there is strong competition from other new ideas, such as Oxfam Unwrapped’s buy a classroom, or buy meals for schoolchildren. Then again, it could be something as quirky as a Kalashnikov – bought to be converted into farm implements. They got your goatslast_img read more

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TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake

first_imgGrant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. As mentioned in the Tomball tweet, the messages are thought to have come from an automated warning system shared by many schools, including Lone Star College, in Houston. Lone Star had a gas leak Tuesday night, and the automated system spread the messages to other universities.Students who took dual credit classes at community colleges in the Texas area that shared the warning system were likely to receive the messages.The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department confirmed the error on Facebook.The TCU Police Department declined to confirm the Lone Star connection but said that the matter had been dealt with.“There was not an emergency, and we did not send it,” said dispatcher Ryan Proctor. “All the info I can give you is that we dealt with it.” Twitter Some TCU students received this text message Wednesday night. Facebook Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Previous articleNeighbors celebrate the 33rd year of National Night OutNext articleArborlawn concert series to begin on Oct. 9 Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Grant McGalliard Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Twitter Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSembedded facebook postembedded tweetsimage Facebook Student sexually assaulted at bar printSome TCU students received a text message from an automated system instructing them to evacuate their dorm rooms Wednesday night, but the message was quickly determined to be a mistake.Text messages obtained by TCU360 show the false alarm, which urges students to calmly exit their buildings.Some TCU students received this text message Wednesday night.Resident assistants in TCU dormitories responded to students asking them about the veracity of the texts. They assured students that the texts did not come from a TCU source.Students in other Texas colleges and high schools received similar messages as well. Some of those institutions took to social media to inform their students that the warnings were false.Resident assistants in Samuelson and Carter Halls sent this message out to their students. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ ReddIt ReddIt TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Linkedinlast_img read more

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Man from North West dies in Venezuela ; two Irish in court on drug…

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal rape trial: Alleged victim was threatened with being called a liarNext articleCompany seeks contract to replace MFG News Highland Man from North West dies in Venezuela ; two Irish in court on drug charges By News Highland – March 23, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week A 27-year-old man originally from the North West has died in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.Two other Irish people, believed to have been travelling with him, are due before a court in the city today, charged in relation to alleged drug-trafficking offences.An official from the Irish Embassy in Mexico has travelled to Venezuela, and is providing assistance to the family of the dead man.No further details have been disclosed. WhatsAppcenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Amish Devgan: SC Directs Parties To File Response In Plea Seeking Quashing of FIRs For Derogatory Remarks Against Sufi Saint

first_imgTop StoriesAmish Devgan: SC Directs Parties To File Response In Plea Seeking Quashing of FIRs For Derogatory Remarks Against Sufi Saint Sanya Talwar15 July 2020 9:47 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday on Wednesday adjourned the plea seeking quashing of FIRs against Journalist Amish Devgan for making derogatory remarks against Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti due to pleadings being incomplete.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna sought the response of all parties within a week, including the de facto complainants.One…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday on Wednesday adjourned the plea seeking quashing of FIRs against Journalist Amish Devgan for making derogatory remarks against Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti due to pleadings being incomplete.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna sought the response of all parties within a week, including the de facto complainants.One of the de facto Complainant’s who had filed the FIR against Devgan refused to accept service and the bench stated that the said Respondent shall be “deemed to be served” and that the bench shall proceed ex parte.”As per the office report dated 14.07.2020, respondent No. 7 has refused to accept service. In that case, it must be treated as deemed to be served and matter proceeded ex-parte against Respondent No. 7, if he does not wish to appear on future dates. Matter will now be considered on August 6″Further to this, one other complainant who had been served via whatsapp as well as speed post did not appear before the bench. In light of this, the Court noted that this can “also be treated as good service and matter be proceeded against respondent No. 8 ex-parte, if he fails to appear on future dates”.The case has been listed for further consideration on August 5.Last week, the bench had allowed the Petitioners to serve copies on the de facto complainants who had not been served and directed the Union and other respondents to file a reply in two week. The Petitioner can file rejoinder thereafter.On June 26, the Top Court had stayed till the next date of hearing, investigation and coercive action against News18 anchor Amish Devgan on the multiple FIRs registered against him over his remarks on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.A vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna had issued notice on his writ petition seeking quashing of the FIRs and asked him to implead all the defacto complainants.Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for Devgan, submitted that his client had made an “inadvertent error” during his show for which he later issued public apology. Lodging of FIRs against the journalist for a “slip of tongue” is unjust and amounts to undue harassment, he submitted.”If this starts happening, where people are dealt with for slip of the tongue, what will happen? Errors people make. He has also profusely apologised”, Luthra had submitted.He said that multiple FIRs have been registered in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Telangana against Devgan and that it would cause grave prejudice to him if he is asked to appear in different places across the country in connection with the FIRs. His family members are also being threatened and harassed, Luthra said.Advocate Rizwan Merchant, appearing for two complainants from Maharashtra, submitted that Devgan used the term “lootera Chishti” more than once during his show.Background:While hosting a debate on June 15 on PIL’s regarding the Place of Worship Special Provision Act on his show ‘Aar Par’, Amish had called Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi, better known as Khwaja Ghreeb Nawaz, an “attacker” and “looter”.Following that, several police complaints and FIRs were registered against the anchor across the country.Devgan’s petition filed through Advocate Vivek Jain seeks quashing of the FIRs which have invoked sections 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), ‪153A‬ (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).Devgan had also profusely apologised for referring to the Sufi Saint as a “lootera” and called it an “inadvertent error”.His tweet of apology read:”In 1 of my debates,I inadvertently referred to ‘Khilji’ as Chishti. I sincerely apologise for this grave error and the anguish it may hv caused to followers of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, whom I revere. I have in the past sought blessings at his dargah. I regret this error”Click Here To Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Three people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH

first_img Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The downward turn in the numbers of people awaiting in-patient beds in Irish hospitals continues, with three people waiting in Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, down seven from yesterday.None of those waiting today were on Emergency Department trolleys. Nationally, the INMO says 106 admitted patients were waiting for beds in Irish hospitals this morning, the highest number, 13, at Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp By News Highland – March 12, 2020 Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Three people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil housing maintenance budget comes under spotlightNext articleMac Giolla Easbuig calls for funds to tackle West Donegal flooding News Highland Google+ News Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Protester hit by police vehicle during Stephon Clark march in Sacramento

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A protester taking part in a march in Sacramento, California, against the police shooting of Stephon Clark was struck and injured by a police vehicle Saturday night.The California Highway Patrol confirmed that a protester was hit by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle around 9 p.m. local time. An ambulance arrived and took the woman to a local hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.Video of the incident showed protesters surrounding two sheriff’s vehicles with their lights and sirens on. Officers warned protesters to move four times before the two vehicles drove forward. The first sheriff’s vehicle drove off before the second sheriff’s vehicle clipped the protester with its front-right fender. The woman was sent tumbling to the ground before being surrounded by other protesters and later emergency services personnel. The vehicle that struck the protester continued driving.The California Highway Patrol will be the investigating agency on the accident, an official told ABC News.The incident took place near the intersection of 65th Street and Florin Road in the South Sacramento neighborhood where Clark was shot and killed by police officers last month. Sacramento police officers were looking for a person responsible for vandalizing cars in the area on the evening of March 18 when they came across Clark in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. According to police, they thought they saw Clark holding a gun, and opened fire 20 times. Police found no gun, and later said they believe the object Clark was carrying was actually his cellphone.Clark was shot eight times, including six times in the back, said civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Clark’s family, at a press conference releasing an independent autopsy report on Friday.Bodycam footage of the shooting released by police shows two officers yelling “show me your hands” before yelling “gun, gun, gun” and opening fire immediately.A funeral was held for the 22-year-old Clark on Thursday. He was engaged and the father of two young children.Protests have been held nightly in Sacramento since the shooting of Clark. Protesters shut down access to the home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, Golden 1 Center, on March 22 and March 27. They also interrupted and took over an emergency city council meeting led by Stephen’s brother, Stevante, on March 27.The march and vigil on Saturday drew an excess of 50 people, according to Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Calling all cyber-censors

first_imgAt a recent conference for HR professionals a survey of delegates showedthat a massive 86 per cent work for a company which provides Internet access toits staff. Of those companies, 63 per cent have an Internet policy in place andof those, two-thirds have disciplined or dismissed someone for breaching it.The figures back up what many HR professionals already know, thatcontrolling Internet and e-mail use is fast becoming a priority and is openingup a hornets’ nest of problems and challenges.”I know from my own experience and from talking to people here todaythat it is a serious issue and it is being dumped on HR professionals to dealwith,” said Cliff Powell, HR director at software house Trend Micro and adelegate at the Meeting the Challenge of the Internet Age conference held bylaw firm Eversheds in Leeds. Prime concernsSo what are the problems that the Internet and e-mail systems pose? And whatdo HR professionals need to do to protect their organisation and staff from therisks?By far the most common problem encountered by those at the conference wasdownloading of pornography. In an audience survey, conducted using electronicvoting devices, seven out of 10 people said it is the most common breach oftheir company’s Internet policy. Another quarter said excessive personal use isthe biggest problem.Apart from the obvious waste of company time these and other abuses cause,they can also have serious legal implications for employers, delegates weretold. They can lead to allegations of harassment and defamation, the leaking ofcompany secrets and potential prosecution under the Obscene Publications Actand Data Protection Act. Companies also risk damage to their reputation bydisgruntled employees posting rants about their employer on Internet noticeboards – known as “cyber-venting” – and with sabotage of companycomputer systems.Risk reductionAccording to solicitor Vanessa Chamberlain, the key to dealing withcyber-harassment is recognising that e-mails and the Internet are just anotherform of communication. So employers need to ensure that current harassmentpolicies are extended to cover offensive material circulated or disseminated inthat way. She warned that employers are liable for harassment from a third party undertheir control. That means employers can be liable for an image on an employee’sscreen that another employee finds offensive. In one case, an employee won aclaim for sexual harassment after walking past a VDU with a pornographic imageon it, Chamberlain said.”It should be made absolutely clear in a policy that downloadingpornography is an offence that will lead to dismissal,” she said.”Employers have to be able to show that they have taken reasonablepractical steps to protect staff from harassment. Without a policy stating whatcan and can not be done, it would be difficult to prove that reasonable stepshave been taken.”Failing to spell out that pornographic sites are strictly off limits couldalso put employers at risk under the Obscene Publications Act, which makes it acriminal offence to store, disseminate or publish obscene material, she said.Having an Internet and e-mail policy in place that spells out what isacceptable and what is not will also protect employers in other circumstances.Since e-mail has come into common use at work the risk of employers being heldresponsible for a libellous remark made in a message by an employee and sent toanother person has become a reality for the first time. Libel protectionBut employers have a defence if they have taken reasonable care to preventthe defamation occurring – that is, they have stated in their policy thate-mails should not be used to make critical comments about people. The samedefence can be called on in cases of breach of confidentiality.If employers are worried about their staff sending out company secrets oroffensive material they can go a step further by monitoring e-mails, saidsolicitor Debbie Jones. But she warned, “Employment tribunals take a dimview of monitoring but if you are open about it and you tell your employees inadvance that you are doing it, then it is acceptable.”Open cultureKeeping staff informed is also crucial to making sure policies work. In somecompanies, e-mail and Internet abuse have become so endemic that it is impossibleto discipline everyone. In these cases, the whole company needs to be reminded of the company’sstance, said Jones. The best way to do that is to reintroduce the policy bysending everyone an e-mail letting them know the policy exists and what itsays.Net statistics86% work in a company which gives Internet access to staff77% work in a company which has its own intranet44% are in a company which uses Web-based training91% would consider using Web-based training54% advertise vacancies on the company web site63% have an Internet policy66% have dismissed or disciplined someone for breaching it71% said downloading offensive material is the most common breach26% said excessive personal use is the most common breachSource: Meeting the Challenge of The Internet Age delegate survey Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Calling all cyber-censorsOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Two intense decades of 19th century whaling precipitated rapid decline of right whales around New Zealand and east Australia

first_imgRight whales (Eubalaena spp.) were the focus of worldwide whaling activities from the 16th to the 20th century. During the first part of the 19th century, the southern right whale (E. australis) was heavily exploited on whaling grounds around New Zealand (NZ) and east Australia (EA). Here we build upon previous estimates of the total catch of NZ and EA right whales by improving and combining estimates from four different fisheries. Two fisheries have previously been considered: shore-based whaling in bays and ship-based whaling offshore. These were both improved by comparison with primary sources and the American offshore whaling catch record was improved by using a sample of logbooks to produce a more accurate catch record in terms of location and species composition. Two fisheries had not been previously integrated into the NZ and EA catch series: ship-based whaling in bays and whaling in the 20th century. To investigate the previously unaddressed problem of offshore whalers operating in bays, we identified a subset of vessels likely to be operating in bays and read available extant logbooks. This allowed us to estimate the total likely catch from bay-whaling by offshore whalers from the number of vessels seasons and whales killed per season: it ranged from 2,989 to 4,652 whales. The revised total estimate of 53,000 to 58,000 southern right whales killed is a considerable increase on the previous estimate of 26,000, partly because it applies fishery-specific estimates of struck and loss rates. Over 80% of kills were taken between 1830 and 1849, indicating a brief and intensive fishery that resulted in the commercial extinction of southern right whales in NZ and EA in just two decades. This conforms to the global trend of increasingly intense and destructive southern right whale fisheries over time.last_img read more