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Hyundai UK recalls 17,000 cars for checks

first_img Read This NextRicky 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULL HYUNDAI UK has recalled thousands of cars over fears that winter road de-icing salt may have damaged their suspension systems.The South Korean group is urging owners of 17,000 Santa Fe models made between July 2000 and June 2003 and Trajets from between January 2000 and May 2004 to return them to dealers for checks. It says corrosion caused by salt may have damaged a few of the vehicles.It said dealers would inspect the cars free of charge and upgrade their rear suspension to prevent corrosion.It said the corrosion had not caused any reported accidents. “Hyundai is asking for the vehicles to be inspected as a quality measure,” the group said.Meanwhile, Japanese car maker Nissan hit sales and production records last month. Its Sunderland factory increased production 4.4 per cent year-on-year to 42,371 units due to demand for the new Juke and Qashqai models. European sales in the month rose 4.7 per cent year-on-year to 56,269 units due to demand recovery in Russia.Sweden’s Volvo Trucks said better demand in all its markets boosted sales 32 per cent to 64bn Swedish krona in the third quarter and operating income moved into the black. KCS-content Monday 25 October 2010 7:31 pm Show Comments ▼ Hyundai UK recalls 17,000 cars for checks whatsapp Share whatsapplast_img read more

Saudi Arabia to host Formula One night race in 2021

first_img BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers TAGSF1 night race in 2021Formula 1Red Sea city of JeddahSaudi Arabia to host Formula One night race in 2021Saudi Arabia will host a Formula 1 SHARE Latest Sports NewsSport WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Facebook Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Formula 1 Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Saudi Arabia to host Formula One night race in 2021 Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleDream11 IPL 2020 Ratings : Mumbai Indians shines on rating charts as well, 6th week running MI matches are top ratedNext articleShubhankar opens with solid 4-under 67 to be tied-9th in Cyprus Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoGulf locales including Manama, Bahrain, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, already host F1 races, which see A-list Hollywood stars, royals, billionaires, ministers and social media influencers gather for days of partying, discreet talks and deal-making.Last year, 21 cities hosted races, but that has been scaled back this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some cities in 2020 have hosted multiple races. Concerns about large crowds amid the pandemic have also caused most races to be held without fans.“Motorsports for us is very important,” Prince Khalid bin Sultan al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. “We would like to host these events as long as we can because our local people here in Saudi Arabia like to attend these events and be entertained and meet people from all around the world.”The kingdom did not say how long it’s contract with F1 will last, but the country has plans to build a race track in the capital, Riyadh, by 2030. Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s oil and gas giant, is already a global sponsor of the heavily-sponsored race.The cost of hosting the F1 could exceed $100 million, though Prince Khalid said he also expects it will generate revenue for Saudi Arabia as the country races to diversify its economy away from dependence on the export of oil, which has plunged to less than $38 a barrel amid weaker global demand.One standout feature of the Saudi race will be the absence of champagne popping by the winners and alcoholic beverages flowing in the stands and at the after parties. Consumption of any alcohol in the Muslim kingdom is outlawed.“The priority is for our own people. We assure that we’re going to throw a lovely event, a nice event. People will not be concerned about if there is alcohol or not, they will come for the event— not for the alcohol,” Prince Khalid said. “We are proud of who we are and how we do things in Saudi Arabia.”The kingdom has experience hosting the electric Formula E series, which was held on the outskirts of Riyadh. Prince Khalid said international visitors then have respected the cultural differences.By hosting major sporting events, Saudi Arabia aims to draw attention to the sweeping social changes underway in the country and encourage Saudis to turn their attention to sports. Yet some big-name athletes have stayed away amid criticism the events are also an effort at “sportswashing” by diverting attention from the kingdom’s human rights record.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reputation took a hit following international outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Turkey in 2018.Human Rights Watch launched a campaign in October to counter what it says has been an effort by the Saudi government to spend billions of dollars hosting major events as “a deliberate strategy to deflect from the country’s image as a pervasive human rights violator.”“If we wanted to cover anything up, we wouldn’t open up our country so people can come and see our country and meet our people and talk freely with them,” Prince Khalid said when asked about such criticisms. “Maybe we do some things differently than others in the world, but for us we are improving, we are opening up, we have nothing to hide so there’s nothing to wash.”Hours before the Saudi announcement, the U.N. women’s rights committee issued a statement calling for the immediate release of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been imprisoned for two-and-a-half years on vague national security charges related to her calls for greater freedoms for women. The 31-year-old al-Hathloul planned to start a hunger strike from prison last week amid multiple postponements of her trial.She is among several activists, writers, economists and moderate clerics detained in recent years — part of a far-reaching crackdown on dissent overseen by Prince Mohammed as he consolidates power and pushes through an ambitious overhaul of the kingdom. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Saudi Arabia will host a Formula One race next year, a move aimed at attracting well-heeled globe-trotting visitors and raising the kingdom’s profile internationally as a tourist destination.The kingdom said Thursday it will host the race in November 2021 in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, using scenic roads along the coast. Bengaluru Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – November 5, 2020 last_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

IB Roof Systems™ Names 4 Star General Contracting, Inc. Contractor of the Year for…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp IB Roof Systems™ Names 4 Star General Contracting, Inc. Contractor of the Year for Second Consecutive Year Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebookcenter_img Twitter IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– IB Roof Systems™, a leading provider of complete PVC roofing solutions for flat or low-sloped roofs, names 4 Star General Contracting, Inc., as its 2020 Contractor of the Year. Each year, this award is presented during IB Roof Systems’ Contractor Retreat to the customer that embodies the valued characteristics including superior customer service and quality workmanship – and who drives the largest volume of IB Roof Systems’ PVC membrane and installation. “For a second consecutive year, 4 Star General Contracting, Inc. has exceeded our overall award specifications,” said Jason Stanley, Chief Executive Officer, IB Roof Systems. “Their commitment to developing long-lasting relationships with clients by providing exceptional customer service and the best roofing systems is a testament to the superior quality of contractors we are proud to work with.” During the 2021 IB Roof Systems Contractor Retreat, several key customers were recognized for their achievements in 2020 as a result of nominations submitted by IB Roof Systems sales representatives, including:Specialty Project of the Year: Apex Roofing and Construction awarded for the Multnomah Falls Lodge project in Bridal Veil, Oregon, for their use and display of creative and unique applications and quality installation methods.Larry J. Stanley Humanitarian Award of the Year: Antis Roofing & Waterproofing recognized for significant effort in community service or humanitarian projects through The Antis Foundation. For over 30 years, Antis Roofing has worked to help keep families safe and dry through their expertise in roof maintenance. In addition to donating roofs to nonprofits in 2020, Antis pivoted in food insecurity, blood recovery, and frontline support.Residential Project of the Year: Gallop Roofing and Remodeling, Inc. acknowledged for installing a 7,900 square foot, 80 mil white, fully adhered over a Tapered system using IB Roof Systems’ PVC on a custom residence in Salvo, North Carolina.Commercial Project of the Year: Black Hills Exteriors honored for completing a multi-level 70,000 square foot reroof project for the Black Hills Federal Credit Union in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The project utilized IB Roof Systems in-stock color selection of 60 mil grey and 60 mil white PVC membrane to correct glare reflecting into upper office buildings.Fluid Applied Coatings Project of the Year: G3 Commercial Roofing of Raleigh, North Carolina recognized for its installation of an IB silicone coated 79,000 square foot roof for the Best Western in Burlington, North Carolina. IB Roof Systems honors its valued customers through a long-standing awards program highlighted by five categories: IB Pro, ProSelect, Circle of Excellence, President’s Club and Contractor of the Year. Each category is comprised of IB Roof Systems’ most regarded and driven customers, but it’s the Contractor of the Year Award that is given to a single contractor each year in recognition of both maintaining quality installation standards and highest business volume among IB Roof Systems’ authorized contractors. “Receiving IB Roof Systems’ Contractor of the Year, The Stanley Cup Award again this year is an honor to our entire company,” said Sean Harshaw, co-owner, 4 Star General Contracting, Inc. “This award is a testament to our commitment to be the best commercial roofing contractor in the western U.S., using the very best products backed by a winning strategy.” About IB Roof Systems Since 1978, IB Roof Systems has been a nationwide leader in providing high-performance PVC membranes and systems for the commercial and residential industry. With hundreds of millions of square feet installed, IB Roof Systems is committed to offering quality products, exceptional service and unsurpassed technical expertise. The company is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and has facilities across the U.S. in Springfield, Oregon, Las Vegas, Chicago and Atlanta to serve contractors in any location. Learn more at View source version on Eric Carlisle | Marketing Director | 972.354.6615,[email protected]  KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CHEMICALS/PLASTICS OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE MANUFACTURING COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: IB Roof Systems Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:01 AM Pinterest TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Previous articleLOGIX Announces the LOGIX Texas Metro Fiber Network to Deliver Dense Last Mile Connectivity for Wholesale CarriersNext articleJill Biden says things get better, including after divorce Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Just How Far Has REO Fallen?

Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea Just How Far Has REO Fallen? Home / Daily Dose / Just How Far Has REO Fallen? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: completed foreclosures Fannie Mae Freddie Mac REO Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Crisis No Longer Haunts Bank of America Next: Digging Deeper Into the Declining Homeownership Rate March 28, 2016 3,327 Views The steep decline in the number of REO properties in the last five years or so since the foreclosure crisis peaked has been one of the buzz topics in the mortgage industry. As more jobs are added each month and the unemployment rate has dipped to pre-recession levels, the number of foreclosed homes has seen a corresponding substantial decline.Just how many fewer REO properties are out there now compared to the total of REO properties at the peak of the crisis? The FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention Report for Q4 2015 said that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac owned a combined total of 72,783 REO properties as of the end of the fourth quarter—less than a third of their peak total of slightly more than five years earlier—in Q3 2010, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac owned a combined total of approximately 242,000 REO properties. That quarter, property acquisitions outpaced dispositions by the count of 124,000 to 74,000.The 72,000-plus REO properties owned by the GSES represented a decline of 6 percent from Q3’s total of approximately 77,000. The 6 percent over-the-quarter decline was attributed to property dispositions outpacing acquisitions by the count of 25,531 to 21,100 during the quarter. The 21,100 acquisitions represented a decline of 6 percent, while the 25,531 dispositions represented a decline of 20 percent over-the-quarter for Q4.According to FHFA, about 14 percent of the GSEs’ REO inventory was located in Florida during the fourth quarter of 2015 (about 10,000 properties). About 19 percent of the inventory was concentrated in four Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).While the number of REO properties owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Q4 2015 was approximately one-third of its peak total from five years earlier, the number of completed third-party and foreclosure sales was less than one-fifth of its peak total from Q3 2010. During the fourth quarter of 2015, there were 25,096 foreclosures completed on Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-owned single-family residential properties; in Q3 2010, foreclosure completions reached their peak total of 138,000. Likewise, foreclosure starts also peaked in Q3 2010 at 339,000 but by Q4 2015 had declined to 65,000.Click here to view the FHFA’s entire Foreclosure Prevention Report for Q4 2015. completed foreclosures Fannie Mae Freddie Mac REO 2016-03-28 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe read more

How the Fed Can Address Mortgage-Backed Securities

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago According to former Fed governor Randy Kroszner, while the Federal Reserve has taken the right first steps to mitigate the damage caused by the coronavirus, there is still more to be done. In this Video Spotlight, Kroszner discusses with CNBC how reviving programs from 2008 and 2009.Kroszner also discusses how the Fed bought back mortgage-backed securities a decade ago, and why the Fed’s emergency moves will help narrow spreads in mortgage-backed securities.In addition to the rate cut, the Fed announced that over the coming months that it will increase its holdings of Treasury securities by at least $500 billion and its holdings and agency mortgage-backed securities by at least $200 billion.The reduction of interest rates to 0% was suspected at the end of last week, as Goldman Sachs economists expected this move, according to The Street.“In light of the continued growth in coronavirus cases in the U.S. and globally, the sharp further tightening in financial conditions, and rising risks to the economic outlook, we now expect the [Federal Open Market Committee] to cut the funds rate 100 basis points on March 18,” Hatzius wrote. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Tagged with: Federal Reserve Mortgage-Backed Securities Subscribe Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Home Prices Reducing Foreclosure Risk Next: Legal Challenges: Education is Key The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. How the Fed Can Address Mortgage-Backed Securities March 16, 2020 1,576 Views Federal Reserve Mortgage-Backed Securities 2020-03-16 Seth Welborncenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / How the Fed Can Address Mortgage-Backed Securities Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Report: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post President-elect Joe Biden reportedly has selected Ohio congresswoman Marcia Fudge to lead the department. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman in decades to serve as Secretary.Politico on Tuesday first reported the anticipated appointment based on information from two unnamed sources with “knowledge of the decision.”Fudge, who has served in the House since 2008, today serves on the Committee on House Administration, House Committee on Agriculture, and House Committee on Education and Labor. She also chairs several other subcommittees, according to her website.Fudge represents many predominately Black areas of Cleveland as well as part of Akron, according to an article in Bloomberg.”If nominated, she would be one of just a few House members to leave for the Biden administration as Democrats fight to hold on to the small majority they’ve secured in the next Congress,” Bloomberg reported.The Hill reported that House Majority Whip James Clyburn predicted President-elect Joe Biden would nominate Fudge to a Cabinet position in a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”“Look for her to be in the Cabinet,” Clyburn said. “It may not be at Agriculture but she will be nominated to be in the Cabinet.”According to Politico, the offer to lead HUD follows weeks in which Fudge launched a bid to become Agriculture secretary.Earlier in the day, Politico, while reporting that Fudge was emerging as a frontrunner, noted that whomever takes the place of outgoing HUD secretary Benjamin Carson will enter the department during a major “housing crisis.””Fair housing will also be a priority,” Politico reported, adding that she will enter at a time when “the gap in homeownership rates between white and Black Americans has never been wider, a key driver of the persistent racial wealth gap.”Correction: DS News incorrectly reported that Marcia Fudge, if confirmed, would be the first Black female to lead HUD. In fact, Patricia Roberts Harris served as HUD secretary from 1977-1979. This article has been corrected to reflect that. We apologize for the error.   Home / Daily Dose / Report: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fraud and the Housing Bubble Crash Next: Orlans PC Expands into Pennsylvania & Florida Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 8, 2020 1,222 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Report: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 2020-12-08 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Council worker dies in Limavady accident

first_img Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous articleLYIT beat Carlow in Rustlers CupNext articleKieran Gillespie faces lengthy lay off with cruciate injury News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 6, 2018 Pinterest Google+center_img A Causeway Coast and Glens Council worker has been killed in Limavady.51 year old John Winton, who was also a local fireman, was hit by the bin lorry he was working on at Mount Eden. It happened at aroind 7.30 this morning.The North’s Health and Safety Executive is investigating. WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Council worker dies in Limavady accidentlast_img read more

Freshwater diatom biogeography and the genus Luticola: an extreme case of endemism in Antarctica

first_imgHistorical views have characterized Antarctica as a frozen desert with low diversity, although recent studies suggest that this may not be true for microscopic organisms. For microbes, assessing endemism in the Antarctic region has been particularly important, especially against a backdrop of debate regarding their presumed cosmopolitan nature. To contribute to this conversation, we highlight the observed endemism of the freshwater diatom genus Luticola in Antarctica by synthesizing the results of a modern high-resolution taxonomy from the Continental, Maritime, and sub-Antarctic regions. We report that Luticola has one of the highest endemic rates of any diatom genus in Antarctica, in terms of total number of species (taxon endemism) and percentage of the entire genus (phylogenetic endemism). Of the over 200 species of Luticola globally, nearly 20% (43) occur in the Antarctic, with 42 of these being endemic. Within regions, Maritime Antarctica has the largest number of Luticola species and endemics (28 and 23, respectively), followed by Continental Antarctica (14, 9) and sub-Antarctic islands (8, 6). Thus, 38 of the 42 endemics are found in a single region only. While the timing of Luticola diversification has not been established, fossil evidence suggests recent invasions and/or diversification over a relatively short geologic timescale. Understanding the origin and evolution of endemic diatom species in Antarctica will help us better understand microbial biogeography, as well as assess and interpret impacts of large-scale environmental change taking place at southern latitudes.last_img read more

Cyclists Get Caught

first_imgIn a series of further crackdowns on illegal cyclists in Oxford, police have been issuing fines to any rider caught without lights on their bicycle.During a road safety campaign, 55 cyclists were caught without lights on High Street and were issued with £30 fixed penalties.The road safety campaign, which earlier this month saw cyclists being fined for ignoring bans on riding down Cornmarket and Queen’s Street, is part of a month-long awareness scheme run by Oxfordshire County Council.last_img