Telenor in key ruling to stop Vimpelcom dilution

first_imgTuesday 1 March 2011 7:29 pm Telenor in key ruling to stop Vimpelcom dilution Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL NORWAY’S Telenor faced a London court for a second time yesterday, seeking to protect its voting rights in Russian cellphone company Vimpelcom.Telenor is asking for an injunction to prevent the dilution of its 36 per cent stake in Vimpelcom, which is buying $6bn (£3.7bn) in telecom assets from Naguib Sawiris’s Wind Telecom.Telenor is resisting that deal ahead of a special general meeting to vote on the transaction on 17 March. “A ruling against Telenor means that the deal will probably get done. A ruling in favour gives them a fighting chance,” said an investment banker.If the deal is approved, Sawiris will receive 30.6 per cent of Vimpelcom voting stock, reducing Telenor’s holding to 25 per cent.If Telenor wins the injunction, Vimpelcom must put enough new shares into an escrow account so that Telenor’s stake would not change if the deal is voted through by investors. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

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House in Yotsukaido / Studio NOA

first_img “COPY” “COPY” House in Yotsukaido / Studio NOASave this projectSaveHouse in Yotsukaido / Studio NOA Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects House in Yotsukaido / Studio NOA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/154106/house-in-yotsukaido-studio-noa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/154106/house-in-yotsukaido-studio-noa Clipboard 2011 ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Studio NOA Area Area of this architecture project Japan Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOA+ 12 Share CopyHouses•Chiba, Japan Houses Text description provided by the architects. Located in suburb area, House in Yotsukaido is a residence that looks to merge the boundaries between the private interior space and the context, a non transference glass terrace connected to the home. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOARecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThick walls surround the outdoor area, shielding the residents from outside eyes, while maintaining a sense of openness and exposure to nature. A single square opening cuts through the enclosure, framing a nearby retention basin and the neighborhood beyond. A solid black form cantilevers over a semi-opaque volume, inverting the traditional structural orientation. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOAEnclosing the ground floor, thin walls with a cloudy surface provides an area of transition between the contrasting atmospheres. At night, interior lights radiate through the translucent skin, illuminating the solid black mass, which appears to float in the sky.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOAProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: New Database for Stalled Projects + ABI JuneArticlesTwins: Houses in Five Parts / William O’Brien JrArticles Share CopyAbout this officeStudio NOAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasChibaHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on August 10, 2011Cite: “House in Yotsukaido / Studio NOA” 10 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Yotsukaido的住宅 / Studio NOA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 streamlast_img read more

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Rancho Avándaro House / Chain + Siman + Modo Manera

first_imgCopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChain + SimanOfficeFollowModo ManeraOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle De BravoOn FacebookMexicoPublished on September 28, 2020Cite: “Rancho Avándaro House / Chain + Siman + Modo Manera” [Casa Rancho Avándaro / Chain + Siman + Modo Manera] 28 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墨西哥‘矿石’庄园住宅 / Chain + Siman + Modo Manera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 Manufacturers: Villeroy & BochCollaborators:Modo ManeraCity:Valle de BravoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Rancho Avándaro House is located on the outskirts of Valle de Bravo. A restful villa to enjoy its vast natural environment. The use of materials from the region allows it to be fully integrated into nature.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe project takes up the concept of Mexican haciendas: solid volumes, interior patios, gardens, and, instead of a fountain, a jacuzzi. The architectural program is divided into three volumes and an annex, all built of yellow stone from a nearby mine. The exterior structure was covered with it and the internal part was joined with grey joints to isolate the walls as much as possible. Each volume is contained by stone walls on its longest side, the shortest sides are windows that create the connection with the landscape. The roofs are gabled and have a steel structure and wooden beams, which support the tiles. The volumes have a different height since they respond to specific needs.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Architectural Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe central volume houses the living room and the dining room, a space that connects with the terrace and the jacuzzi at the front, and with the central patio at the back. One of the lateral volumes houses the bedroom with its study-loft while the other one houses the kitchen and the rest of the services. The annex is intended to accommodate visitors. It is connected to the main house by means of a glass bridge that crosses the central courtyard. It works autonomously, without ceasing to be linked to the architectural program.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe interior design is supported by the lighting, the finishes, and the vegetation of the place. Inside, the stone preserves its natural essence and is complemented by elements of black ironwork, wood in different shades in the lofts, furniture and dividing walls, and concrete in floors, kitchen, and bathrooms.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe house is a cosy, comfortable, and warm space that creates a dialogue between classic elements of the haciendas and contemporary solutions. There is a balance between luxury, aesthetics, and functionality.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessSecret Garden Plaza / 100 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPizzeria Casuale / Roby Macedo arquitetura e designSelected Projects Share Rancho Avándaro House / Chain + Siman + Modo ManeraSave this projectSaveRancho Avándaro House / Chain + Siman + Modo Manera Area:  520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mexico Architects: Chain + Siman, Modo Manera Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948367/rancho-avandaro-house-chain-plus-siman-plus-modo-manera Clipboard Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 42Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Rancho Avándaro House / Chain + Siman + Modo Manera ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948367/rancho-avandaro-house-chain-plus-siman-plus-modo-manera Clipboard 2020 Houseslast_img read more

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CARE launches Ben More Challenge in Scotland

first_img Overseas aid and development agency CARE International has announced the launch of their very first event taking place exclusively in Scotland, which aims to raise at least £50,000 for its humanitarian work. The CARE 3 Peaks Scotland Challenge is scheduled for the weekend of 23-24th June 2007.The Challenge is open to corporate teams of 4-6 walkers, from any sector. It tests participants to push their physical boundaries to the limit, by climbing Scotland’s 3 Ben More (“Big Hill”) mountains – Ben More Crianlarich (1174m), Ben More Assynt Inchnadamph (998m) and Ben More Mull (966m) – all within 24 hours. Each team must also raise £5,000 for CARE.Teams will be supported every step of the way during their preparations in the run-up to the event, however, with on-hand training and fundraising support from CARE’s in-house Challenge Team, who are also running the event. Howard Lake | 17 January 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img CARE launches Ben More Challenge in Scotland 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.last_img read more

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The COVID-19 pandemic: a historic event that will intensify global working-class struggle

first_imgBelow is an article first posted online on April 24 by Tom Soto, who died on May 31. Comrade Soto had been a leading member of Workers World Party for two decades, beginning in the late 1960s. He distinguished himself in the struggles for open enrollment at the City University of New York, in fighting for benefits for military veterans, in the struggle for the rights of prisoners — most notably during the Attica Rebellion in 1971 — and in the struggle for national liberation in Puerto Rico and all over the world, including the oppressed nations inside the United States. Since his article was first posted, the worldwide and U.S. numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths have climbed.Tom Soto speaking at NYC street meeting.April 24 — A friend and comrade, Mikol, recently explained that the COVID-19 virus pandemic is of such proportions on a world scale that it will surely intensify the struggle of the workers and poor for social and racial justice and against capitalism itself. Globally 2,761,121 cases of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed, of which 193,671 have died, but the real figures are even higher. The overwhelming majority of the victims are from the working class and poor of the world, who are always the most vulnerable.While the COVID-19 virus was not man-made in a laboratory as the right-wing, anti-China media has charged, the lack of medicines and personnel; the lack of hospitals, of beds, of ventilators, of masks and gloves; the lack of planning to confront the virus crisis — this was a conscious decision made by the ruling classes of the United States and Europe.For the super-wealthy, defending the lives of the workers and poor, who would die in a pandemic, was not a “profitable” investment to make.According to Google News, the number of confirmed cases and deaths as of April 24 are:United States: 905,492 cases confirmed, 51,209 dead.Spain: 219,764 cases confirmed, 22,524 dead.Italy: 192,994 cases confirmed, 25,969 dead.Germany: 154,159 cases confirmed, 5,653 dead.Britain: 143,464 cases confirmed, 19,506 dead.France: 122,577 cases confirmed, 22,245 dead.Turkey: 104,912 cases confirmed, 2,600 dead.The world death toll figures of 193,671 are horrible and staggering, but the reason so many have died is not only because the COVID-19 virus is deadly. It is also because capitalism, the system of production of goods for profit, did not consider it profitable to produce medical supplies to be stockpiled for a future pandemic.Politicians and rich knew a pandemic was approachingOne has only to see the video clips of President Bush in 2005, of President Obama in 2014 and of billionaire Bill Gates in 2015 — to name a few of the spokesmen for capitalism — all of them hypocritically warning of a pending pandemic outbreak. Netflix even produced a documentary series titled: “Pandemia.” Additionally, the intelligence agencies reported to President Trump in November and December of 2019 that a virus pandemic had started in China.But even with the warnings, the big business owners of industry and finance of the U.S. and Europe, driven by their blind urge to obtain greater and greater profits, consciously choose to ignore the warnings; after all, other areas of the capitalist world economy were generating huge fortunes in profits, and there isn’t much profit in producing medical supplies for storage, to protect working people and the poor.Obama and Trump giveaways to the corporations and richEconomically speaking, the big corporations of the U.S. were doing quite well under Presidents Obama and Trump. Under Obama, to prevent the 2008 recession from further collapsing the capitalist economy, the big corporations received a $787 billion bailout package (the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009). The value of the stock market under Obama after three years registered a 53 percent gain in shareholder value as compared to when he took office.Under Trump, the rich and super rich received a $1.5 trillion tax cuts package in 2017, and up until Feb. 19, 2020, the stock market under Trump had grown by 42 percent in shareholder value as compared to when he took office three years prior.No money for universal medical care, but plenty of money for war and interventionThe U.S. and NATO imperialist governments, whose workers have suffered the brunt of COVID-19 deaths thus far, have spent trillions of dollars intervening militarily against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Iran; against the Palestinians and arming Israel; against People’s Korea, Venezuela and Cuba, etc. Trump just this week, attempting to shift the blame for his mishandling of the COCID-19 crisis, said the U.S. had spent $8 trillion on wars in the Middle East.Universal medical care: key demand for working class worldwideThe COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how the capitalist system has failed the health care needs of the workers and poor in all capitalist countries. The pandemic has demonstrated that one cannot successfully fight a viral epidemic that spreads from person to person if part of the population has no medical coverage and is not treated. Thus the demand for universal medical coverage is crucial at this juncture of social political development.Mass unemployment on the rise in the U.S. and EuropeAccording to the latest announcements from the federal government in the U.S., in the last month 22 million workers have filed for unemployment insurance coverage. The Financial Times estimates that 59 million workers in Europe will suffer cuts in working hours and pay, and others will suffer temporary and permanent layoffs. The International Monetary Fund forecasts a contraction of economic growth of 7.5 percent in the Eurozone this year, with unemployment hitting 10.4 per cent or higher.It’s unnecessary to keep citing figures showing the economic plunge in the works in the capitalist countries on a world scale.Collective grieving may turn to angerThe workers on a mass scale are in shock. Some are in disbelief. Many are grieving the loss of family and friends. Their emotional understanding of COVID-19 virus pandemic is mixed. Some may see it as an act of God or an act of the Devil; others may see it as Mother Earth punishing humans for the exploitation that capitalism has thrusted upon the Earth.But as the grieving process passes and unemployment sets in and is felt, the workers will look for a political understanding and for leadership to help guide the struggle for social justice in this new phase of social-political development under capitalism.The COVID-19 virus is not going to disappear. Social distancing and shutting down sections of the economy were geared to buying time and limiting the number of deaths. Remember that there is no known cure for the pneumonia caused by COVID-19, and there is no vaccine to stimulate resistance to the coronavirus, as of yet.Ordering workers to return to their jobs without having a cure for the pneumonia that the virus causes and without having a vaccine is equivalent to sentencing tens of thousands of workers to their deaths. The grief of many may well turn into anger. Changes in mass consciousness are preceded by changes in the material conditions of social political life. As Mikol said to me: “Tom, the COVID-19 virus pandemic is a game changer on a world scale.”Revolutionaries dedicate their entire lives to building working-class parties and popular organizations to be able to intervene in the class struggle of the workers and poor against the capitalist system. Well, make no mistake about it, the struggle of the working class is about to burst asunder. Let us unite and achieve great victories for the workers and oppressed of the world. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Disturbing panorama of continuing media decline

first_img November 23, 2020 Find out more News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Related documents MMA – Press Freedom in Romania – 2011PDF – 1.54 MB Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News July 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disturbing panorama of continuing media decline Follow the news on Romania Help by sharing this information May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Organisation The Romanian media monitoring NGO Active Watch-MMA, a Reporters Without Borders partner since 2004, has just released the English-language version of its 11th annual report analyzing the steady decline in media freedom in Romania, a European Union member. The Romanian-language version of the report, describing 2010 as a disastrous year, was released in May.Ranked 42nd in the Reporters Without Borders annual press freedom index in 2007, Romania is now 50th. This steady fall is due in large part to the many conflicts of interest and power struggles that undermine the media’s influence. At the same time, journalists still lack proper work contracts and the problems for outspoken ones are now compounded by an increase in the frequency oflawsuits sometimes leading to disproportionate damages awards.While the recent decriminalization of media offences must be welcomed, the repeatedly-promised overhaul of the law regulating public radio and TV stations has barely begun and the appointment of their managers continues to be clearly politicized.Last year saw a number of particularly repressive proposed laws and measures that ActiveWatch and journalists’ organizations opposed. The culmination was a national defence review commissioned by the president and approved by the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT), which described the media as national security “vulnerability” and accused them of ruining the state institution’s reputation and just trying to extort public funds.The economic situation is not encouraging for the media. At total of 6,000 journalists and media workers have been laid off and at least 60 newspapers have closed since the start of the economic crisis. Income from advertising has fallen sharply, and there have been additional threats to the advertising market of late.Like their European Union counterparts, Romania’s politicians are steadily undermining Europe’s status as a model of media freedom. Under attack in Hungary, Britain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and France, freedom of the media has greater need than ever of strong and unconditional support in order to reverse this slide, which Active Watch and Reporters Without Borders will continue to analyze. News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor Read the full report: Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st September

first_img Twitter WhatsApp A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.[aud Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st September Previous articleDaily Mail F.A.I. Cup Fixture’s confirmedNext article‘We’ll all be available to do it’: Gogglebox star Rory Cowan teases new series of Mrs Brown’s Boys could be happening admin center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th NewsPlayback RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – September 1, 2016 Facebooklast_img read more

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Hard water damaging appliances in Letterkenny area

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleThree security alerts in Derry end – all confirmed hoaxesNext articleDonegal ETB to host Further Education & Training Fair event News Highland By News Highland – January 22, 2019 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Hard water damaging appliances in Letterkenny area Pinterest There are further calls on Irish Water to address the issue of hard water affecting households in the Letterkenny area.It’s understood houses being supplied water from the Bore Holes in Rockhill are having severe issues with reported damage to appliances.Local Cllr James Pat McDaid says that the utility is well aware of the ongoing problem.He says it is time the issue was resolved once and for all:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/jaghjghjghjghjghmespat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Remains found of missing Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock, man arrested: Police

first_imgRichmond Police Dept. (RICHMOND, Ky.) — The remains of missing Kentucky mom of four Savannah Spurlock have been recovered, authorities announced Thursday, as a man was arrested in connection with the case.The remains were found behind a home in Garrard County, about 30 miles south of Lexington, on Wednesday night, and were positively identified on Thursday, according to the Kentucky State Police.That property had been searched several months ago, but no body was found then, Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Robert Purdy said.Spurlock’s cause of death has not yet been determined, Purdy said.Spurlock, 23, went missing in January after leaving a bar in Lexington with three men, according to authorities.David Sparks, 23, one of those three men last seen with Spurlock, was arrested on Thursday and charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, authorities said.Sparks’ family owns the property where her body was found, Purdy said.An official told ABC News in February that they knew the three men took Spurlock to a home in the rural county, but not “when, how she left, or what happened to her after that.”All three men were interviewed, but not charged at the time.Authorities on Thursday did not discuss the possibility of additional charges.“Over the coming days detectives will continue their investigation into what led to the death and disappearance of Savannah Spurlock,” Purdy said at a news conference on Thursday.Spurlock’s mother, Ellen Spurlock, called her daughter’s disappearance her “worst nightmare” in an interview earlier this year. She told ABC News she spoke to her daughter at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 4, while she was with the three men, and nothing seemed unusual.“When I asked her where she was, she said she was in Lexington,” Ellen Spurlock told ABC News. “She promised she would be home later that morning. She did not seem out of the ordinary.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Antarctic Entomology

first_imgThe Antarctic region comprises the continent, the Maritime Antarctic, the sub-Antarctic islands, and the southern cold temperate islands. Continental Antarctica is devoid of insects, but elsewhere diversity varies from 2 to more than 200 species, of which flies and beetles constitute the majority. Much is known about the drivers of this diversity at local and regional scales; current climate and glacial history play important roles. Investigations of responses to low temperatures, dry conditions, and varying salinity have spanned the ecological to the genomic, revealing new insights into how insects respond to stressful conditions. Biological invasions are common across much of the region and are expected to increase as climates become warmer. The drivers of invasion are reasonably well understood, although less is known about the impacts of invasion. Antarctic entomology has advanced considerably over the past 50 years, but key areas, such as interspecific interactions, remain underexplored.last_img read more

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