Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) 2019 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileShoprite Group of Companies is an investment holding company with an extensive international network of retail and wholesale food and non-food outlets. The holding company is based in South Africa (RSA) and operates through four segments: Supermarkets RSA, Supermarkets Non-RSA, Furniture and Other. The group has more than 2 600 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and on Indian Oceans islands. Shoprite Group of Companies expanded into Africa from 1995; the first supermarket that opened outside of South Africa was in Lusaka, Zambia. The subsidiary company in Zambia falls under Supermarkets Non-RSA, which incorporates established brands in its stable; Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Usave and Hungry Lion. The company strives to offer a one-stop shopping destination for consumers, with a comprehensive range of food, household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals, appliances, and hair and beauty products. Shoprite Group of Companies is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 26, 2021 at 5:58 pm Thank you commissioner Becker for being a calming voice in a troubled community of somewhat unrestrained growth. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Reggie Connell, Managing EditorAre you a proponent of big government or small government as it applies to capitalism and the economy?Should elected officials stand aside and let business and the market choose winners and losers, or should they take an active approach to select and regulate the businesses and industries that come to its states, counties, and cities? Should they attempt to enhance the economy, or stand aside, letting it thrive or fail on its own?These are questions that have been debated many times in the US Congress, state legislatures, and in city councils across the country.Back in 2017, I asked the members of the Apopka City Commission to define their role. This was after Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker took on then-Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, Recreation Director David Burgoon, and City Attorney Cliff Shepard about a contract written for a tennis instructor using the courts at the Northwest Recreational Facility that he disagreed with.Apopka City Commissioner Kyle BeckerIt was an interesting, somewhat heated discussion about the role a commissioner plays (or does not play) in a contract with the City of Apopka and a private citizen, and it dovetails into another issue Becker brought up at last week’s City Council meeting.“It is my understanding that we have yet another dollar-type store coming in through the works of the DRC [Developmental Review Committee] process,” said Becker. “And location-wise it’s going almost directly next to another existing dollar store we already have on Rock Springs Road.”Small-box discount retailers, or dollar stores as they are commonly called, is a subject Apopkans seem to hate, the market seems to love, and customers seem to patronize. Becker, however, sees a greater issue at play.“I wanted to broach the topic again because there are certain cities across the country that are addressing this issue,” he said. “And I do call it an issue because it is one.”In 2010, there were 20,000 dollar discount stores nationwide. Currently, it sits at over 34,000 according to a study done on statista.com. To put that into perspective, there are more dollar stores than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined in the US. In 2019, Dollar General’s net sales amounted to nearly $27.8 billion, while Dollar Tree generated about $23.6 billion.They are a thriving industry, but it doesn’t stop with those figures.“They’re very bullish on their growth model,” Becker said. “Dollar General is aiming to put another thousand [stores] into the system alone.”There are currently 12 dollar stores in Apopka, and 16-20 in the immediate area, with no clear end to expansion in sight. But it’s not just the volume of stores, but the location that concerns Becker.“They go into low-income neighborhoods… that’s how they make their money,” he said. “People within these communities think they’re satisfying a need, but the long-term impact, especially in the perspective of healthy food options, all weigh into the fact that it doesn’t necessarily help these communities.”And the trend is doubtful to plateau any time soon, considering who the investors are.“It’s just going to get sharper because a lot of these, particularly Dollar General, have large Wall Street backing… they are a publicly-traded company. Their mission is to make sure their shareholders are happy – and they’re going to want to grow, grow, grow… that’s their model.”It would be easy to brush this type of growth aside, or even applaud it. This is what capitalism is all about, and it’s good for the economy. If the consumer does not like what they offer, then a lack of demand drives them out of business without the government interfering with the rights of law-abiding businesses to prosper or fail based on their own merits. But what is the line for lawmakers regulating industries and establishments coming to their municipalities? For Becker, it starts with what’s good for the community.“You’d think that 12 [dollar stores] in the city of Apopka – [where] we’ve got 30-something square miles… might not be that big of an issue, but what typically is happening is that you have a high concentration of these type of stores – which deters other small grocers, other big-box retailers that people want because they have more options, more fresh food options – it causes them not to go into these areas where you have a high concentration of small box discounters.”It’s one of the reasons Becker has been calling for a more planned approach to business in Apopka.“During both of my terms, I have repeatedly advocated for a city-led Economic Development program. Unfortunately, we still do not have one, and this continued proliferation of discount stores is precisely the reason we need to do something now. We need to play offense and stop settling for what just comes our way. Dollar General or Dollar Tree should not dictate the retail and grocery landscape of our city for years to come.”And with large businesses amassing huge profits for their shareholders, some believe a certain amount of job creation, community service, and involvement in the Apopka’s betterment is appropriate. Becker does not see that sort of giving-back with the dollar discount stores.“You could say these companies offer an economic impact. These companies would like you to think that’s the case. But in actuality, it’s few jobs that come and are meaningful in the communities they serve. I see minimal or no re-investment at all. I don’t see from the [Apopka Area] Chamber website where they have chamber representation. So I don’t see that they would give back to the community as Publix does, or other corporate sponsors like AdventHealth. I don’t see an overwhelming economic impact that these stores bring.”He does, however, see the disadvantages they have in a low-income community.“They target depressed areas. And I think that causes [the areas] to be in a constant state of depression because people go to these stores with the mindset that they are going to get a better deal on household goods or food, but if you look at the price-per-unit, you can buy a 20-ounce bottle of ketchup at the Dollar General for a buck, but the cost per unit is less at a grocery store.”And then there are health concerns when the dollar discount stores dominate a community’s buying options.“A lot of stores go to places considered food deserts, which means accessibility to fresh foods are greater than a mile away from your residence. Either they perpetuate it, or they cause it to happen. For the most part, only 5% of Dollar Generals even offer fresh produce. In the state of Florida, we have 938 Dollar Generals. They sell, for the most part, high-calorie and highly processed food, and it discourages normal grocers from providing healthier food options in nearby areas.”At the end of his presentation, Becker asked the City staff to explore ideas to limit the acceleration of dollar discount stores in Apopka as other cities have done.“I don’t think I’m saying we put a total ban on those types of establishments,” Becker said. “But I think there are smart ways to plan for their growth in this region if it’s planned – and nothing would suggest it’s not.”Becker referenced two ideas to limit their growth – grocery classification distinctions and buffer zones.“We can further define our grocer-classifications by their square footage and the food offering percentage to say how much fresh food do they have accessible to their customers, and then create some level of buffer requirements. Birmingham [Alabama] has a one-mile buffer.”For the most part, the city commissioners agreed with Becker’s ask of City staff.“I support it because I think we have enough dollar stores,” said Commissioner Alexander H. Smith. “And as Commissioner Becker said, they do not reinvest in the community. When we had the debate about the family-owned business that had been approved to open here, but Dollar General came in and overpowered them. They [Dollar General] made a commitment that they were going to reinvest in the community, and none of that has happened. Not one iota.”“The question too, is the legal side of this,” said Commissioner Doug Bankson, “Are we allowed to have buffers? Typically we’ll have grocery stores like Publix or Albertsons that will compete, but I think this is a great approach and obviously, other cities have been doing that.”Apopka City Attorney Michael Rodriquez believes there are pathways to regulating dollar stores through both buffer zones and justified restrictions.“There are numerous cities around the country that have imposed distance requirements,” said Rodriguez. “As long as there is a rational basis, it’s something that can be defensible under zoning.”“How is it we have cities like Windermere that don’t allow stores like this in their community?” Commissioner Diane Velazquez asked. “And what do they have in their codes to not allow stores like this to come into their community?”“It depends on how their codes are written and when they are written,” said Rodriguez. “Local governments can make justifications to prohibit certain uses. The City of Boca Raton does not allow car dealerships.”“I do support what Commissioner Becker is asking for… that our staff looks into this,” said Velazquez. “We can certainly have something in place that says dollar stores can’t be side-by-side.”“We’ll have staff do a thorough study and see what would be the proper mechanisms to properly regulate this and not run afoul of property rights that these uses do possess,” said Rodriguez.So what is the appropriate measure for a municipal government to take when it comes to business? Becker believes there is a formula that lands somewhere between over and under regulation – that sweet spot called effective governing.“I am pro-business and want to see our local small business community thrive, as well as corporate brands that reinvest in Apopka,” said Becker. “When it comes to exploring regulations, there is no perfect formula for knowing when or how much; however, I firmly believe in leveraging long-standing and generally accepted planning practices for establishing permitted use classifications, creating overlay districts, or other development requirements to promote a healthy mixture of business types in our city.” Total agree with Mr Becker on ever level the studies are out there and the harm the dollar stores will do to a community. People need better access to nutritional food, stores that create jobs, something both the community and business benefit from each other. Reply May 26, 2021 at 2:01 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply As I read the article, I could not help but think about a small lake or pond where duck weed or algae of some sort grows until all other plants that might compete are unable to exist in that environment. The intrusive plants do nothing for the lake but choke competition as they continue unchecked growth! Reply Mr. Becker has zeroed in on an ongoing aggravation to many Apopka residents. I say regulate them as soon aslegally possible. Has anyone else noticed the trash around these businesses?? Reply Michael McGlothlin S.H.D. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 11 COMMENTS Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here May 28, 2021 at 5:10 pm Reply Supply and demand will take care of all that IF government stays out of it. And as long as these businesses meet the requirement set forth for all this business type. Reply TAGSApopka City CommissionApopka City Commissioner Kyle BeckerDollar GeneralDollar StoresDollar Tree Previous articleFEMA facing disaster overload and hurricane season hasn’t started yetNext articleFinding a Deeper Connection with Your Faith Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear We need some nice Restaurants instead of more Dollar Stores or Taco Bell’s. Have to go to Altamonte, Winter Garden, or Mt. Dora for variety of places to eat. More places to eat needed . May 25, 2021 at 5:09 pm May 27, 2021 at 10:16 pm May 26, 2021 at 6:45 am Ann Marie Strom May 25, 2021 at 3:33 pm Reply Les hebert Terry AW Kay We need better restaurants and a nice downtown area,where we can walk around and eat at nice places I wholeheartedly agree…I am tried of having to go to Altamonte to either shop or go to a nice restaurant…on every corner in apopka it seems there is some sort of Dollar Store…This is unacceptable for a city this size…We have no variety. I always wonder why Altamonte springs is able to have such a variety of stores and apopka only can seem to get a Dollar Store. May 29, 2021 at 6:34 am I AGREE 100% THEY ALL NEED TO BAND WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH!!!!!! Reply J.T. May 25, 2021 at 3:57 pm Reply Richard Tracy L. Merchant Reply I agree with all these statements. Wider roads and better city planning. The traffic on Welsh is abominable. A massive amount of bears, alligators, and mosquitoes. And the city has nothing to enjoy locally. We need to do better. May 25, 2021 at 11:11 am William H Allman Jr Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here May 26, 2021 at 7:15 pm We live in a mid to upper income area of Apopka & do a lot of shopping at Dollar General for personal items due to low cost, Family Dollar for some work-around-the-house clothes as well as dog treats & organizing bins, Dollar Tree for wrapping paper & greeting cards. We don’t buy food from these stores!! What we are truly sick of are the never ending new housing developments coming in with no plans to widen roads first! We too often see bears behind our house, which has been here for almost 20yrs, as they continue to lose their habitats.
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April 4 marks the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the great civil rights leader, who sacrificed his life to realize a dream for social equality.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.He was gunned down in cold blood when he went to Memphis, Tenn., in 1968 to support Black sanitation workers on strike for dignity, safe working conditions and a living wage. This important struggle epitomized the merging of two sides of the class struggle for economic and political rights.In a letter to his spouse, Coretta Scott King, in 1952, Dr. King wrote, “I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. … [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive … but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness.”The last sentence of this quote is certainly just as relevant now as when it was written, especially considering the staggering crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on workers and oppressed peoples on a global scale.The poorest are sufferingThis global health care crisis has overtaken so many sectors of society in the rich, developed countries and the poor, developing countries. Even inside the United States, the most powerful imperialist country, there has been an uphill battle to secure enough testing kits, surgical masks, hand sanitizer, ventilators and other essential health care goods and services to make sure millions of people stay as healthy and as safe as possible in order to contain the spread of the virus.In this crisis, the most marginalized and the poorest of the poor are suffering in disproportionate numbers. Capitalism — a system that puts profits before people’s needs — is the root cause of the current crisis for millions in the U.S., but some have been suffering more than others for decades and for centuries — especially people of color. Their numbers include both those who identify as African African and also im/migrants from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East — all suffering now from an upsurge in xenophobia.In New York state and New York City — the epicenter of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. — one out of four people testing positive are living in the borough of the Bronx. Half of the deaths so far from the virus have also occurred there, primarily due to high numbers of people with pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes. (thecity.nyc, April 3)The Bronx is the poorest of all the New York City boroughs — and that is no accident. Of the overall population there, 35.64 percent are Black or African- American people, 48.38 percent are Latinx and 3.11 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander. And these numbers do not reflect undocumented people, with many families forced to live in close quarters with little or no access to public assistance. This is a population at severe risk and in need of adequate health care.A pandemic within a pandemicThere is an old African-American saying that goes, “When white folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” That statement could be taken figuratively and literally.For African Americans, the pandemic health crisis has driven home the very hard reality that has existed for over two centuries, since the end of slavery: The U.S. has an antiquated health care system riddled with white supremacy.Even before this current health crisis hit, African Americans have suffered the highest mortality rates from the cradle to the grave compared to white people. Alarming statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) give an indication of this reality: 54 percent of Black males suffer from high blood pressure and Black people suffer the highest death rate from heart attacks of all populations.In the Deep South — the poorest U.S. region and home to the largest concentration of Black people — the states of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas all spend less than $25 per person a year on public health, compared to $84 per person in New York. (Mother Jones, April 2)According to the 2015 National Medical Association Scientific Assembly, the risk of diabetes was 77 percent higher among Black people than for white people. Depending on where they live, Black women were two and a half times more likely to die giving birth in 2018 compared with white women. (National Center for Health Statistics, Jan. 30)In light of the general poor health Black people suffer from, along with lack of health care in their communities — both urban and rural — there exists today a pandemic within a pandemic.The toll of the coronavirus is becoming a genocidal-like crisis within Black communities.Double, triple death rates in Black communitiesThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported on April 2 that of the 11,000 confirmed cases in the state, 35 percent were Black people and 25 percent were white. The state’s death toll from the coronavirus was 40 percent Black people, 26 percent white and 30 percent unknown.But Black people make up just 12 percent of the state’s population! A quarter of the deaths alone in Michigan have occurred in Detroit, which is 80 percent Black.In Milwaukee, Wisc., where Black life expectancy is 14 years shorter than that of whites, half of Milwaukee County’s 945 virus cases and 81 percent of its 27 deaths are Black people. The overall African-American state population is 26 percent.Dr. Camara Jones, a family physician and epidemiologist at Harvard University, who spent 13 years at the CDC identifying, measuring and addressing racial bias within the medical system, stated: “COVID is just unmasking the deep disinvestment in our communities, the historical injustices and the impact of residential segregation. This is the time to name racism as the cause of all of those things. The overrepresentation of people of color in poverty and white people in wealth is not just a happenstance. … It’s because we’re not valued.” (propublica.org, April 3)According to Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Black people make up 30 percent of all coronavirus cases reported in the state — more than double the state’s Black population of 14.6 percent. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker commented on these numbers in the area of health care: “It’s hard to make up for decades — frankly maybe centuries — of inequality.” (CNN, April 5)Workers World Party’s socialist demand of “Free health care for all” raises an answer to the massive, life-threatening situation for all workers and their families. “Black Lives Matter “should also be a main focus of this overall demand, and affirmative action must be implemented in health care to help unmask and remedy this horrific injustice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Election day is finally here—and represents an end to a long campaign season.While the results may be delayed, and there are signals of a messy outcome, for farmers and ranchers, one certainty is the likely reduction in federal direct payments.Experts seem to agree that the record direct payments to farmers this year is not a sustainable approach. Either candidate will likely face finding a solution to drawback those payments.If former Vice President Joe Biden should win, Politico points out you can expect a major shift in farm and food programs. Most notably would be changes to increase support for nutrition programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and an increased focus on agriculture’s role in climate change.A second term with President Donald Trump brings the expectation of continued deregulatory moves, a continuation of the current trade climate, and a likely target to streamline SNAP and other nutrition programs. SHARE Facebook Twitter Biden or Trump: What Does the Future Hold for Farmers? Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Nov 2, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Biden or Trump: What Does the Future Hold for Farmers? Previous articleCold, Wet Weather Slows Indiana Harvest, On Pace with Five-Year AverageNext articleGet Corn Harvested During This Dry Stretch NAFB News Service
Community News Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Holden’s Bill to Protect and Preserve SoCal’s Open Space Passes Key Committee Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 11:45 am 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assemblymember Chris Holdenâ€™s bill to increase penalties for vandalism and illegal dumping in the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was approved late Monday in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.AB 1767 would increase the maximum fine for dumping, defacing or destroying property on Conservancy properties to $1,500 and would increase the fine for infractions to not more than $750.â€œThese parks, open spaces and wilderness areas are in our own backyard and if we donâ€™t act to protect them, we could lose them forever,â€ explained Assemblymember Holden. â€œNot only will these penalties pay to restore and repair the damages, but will hopefully serve as a deterrent to those who would harm public lands. I consider these 114 parklands part of our heritage and I want them to be available to Californiaâ€™s children for generations to come.â€The bill would require that the fines be deposited into the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Fund specifically to be used to pay the costs of any repairs or clean up related to those violations.The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is a state agency created in 1980 to preserve open space, parks and wilderness in Southern California. The 69,000 acres that make up the Conservancy stretch from the Pacific Ocean through the Santa Monica Mountains and extend east to include parts of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Hills and the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena. Subscribe HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBishop Eamon Martin ordained as the new Coadjutor Archbishop of ArmaghNext articleConnacht Gold says price increases will be necessary to ensure milk supplies News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Letterkenny will be included in this year’s Irish Business Against Litter league which is being launched this morning.Buncrana, which clean to European norms in 2012, is not included this year, with IBAL saying towns which are in least need of examination are being omitted for funding reasons, and after coming 8th overall last year, Buncrana falls into this category. Pinterest Twitter Google+ Letterkenny re-enters IBAL Litter League for 2013 By News Highland – April 22, 2013 Facebook Google+ Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers
Call for European relations modelOn 6 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today It is in the interest of European business to promote its own model for employee relations in the face of increasing globalisation, TUC general secretary John Monks told an HR conference.Monks said Europe does not have to sit back and watch the world adopt an American approach. He said whether global companies opted for a European model with an element of social responsibility is likely the “biggest ideological issue of our age”.He told delegates at the Eighth HR World Congress in Paris the European model “could be a world model. It doesn’t have to be as taught by Harvard”.Monks added that since the collapse of communism companies appeared all powerful. “And yet there is a paradox,” he said. “Companies have never been more frightened, about what predator is about to gobble them up.”For that reason, he believed it was in the interests of European business to export its own model to the rest of the world.The conference attracted more than 2,000 delegates from as far afield as South America. In addition to keynote addresses by business and HR leaders from all over Europe, delegates attended workshops on topics from knowledge management and international team building to shareholding and European works councils. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
Linking predator and prey behaviour: contrasts between Antarctic fur seals and macaroni penguins at South Georgia
Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella and macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus are the two main land-based krill Euphausia superba consumers in the northern Scotia Sea. Using a combination of concurrent at-sea (predator observations, net hauls and multi-frequency acoustics), and land-based (animal tracking and diet analysis) techniques, we examined variability in the foraging ecology of these sympatric top predators during the austral summer and autumn of 2004. Krill availability derived from acoustic surveys was low during summer, increasing in autumn. During the breeding season, krill occurred in 80% of fur seal diet samples, with fish remains in 37% of samples. Penguin diets contained the highest proportion of fish in over 20 years of routine monitoring (46% by mass; particularly the myctophid Electrona antarctica), with krill (33%) and amphipods (Themisto gaudichaudii; 21%) also occurring. When constrained by the need to return and feed their offspring both predator species foraged to the northwest of South Georgia, consistent with an area of high macrozooplankton biomass, but fur seals were apparently more successful at exploiting krill. When unconstrained by chick-rearing (during March) penguins foraged close to the Shag Rocks shelf-break, probably exploiting the high daytime biomass of fish in this area. Penguins and seals are able to respond differently to periods of reduced krill abundance (in terms of variability in diet and foraging behaviour), without detriment to the breeding success of either species. This highlights the importance of myctophid fish as an alternative trophic pathway for land-based predators in the Scotia Sea ecosystem.