Royal touchdown at Shannon

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Britain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles touched down shortly before midday on Tuesday at Shannon Airport for their visit to Ireland.The Prince and Duchess were welcomed on arrival by Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes, CEO Neil Pakey, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen and Deputy Mayor of Clare County Council Joe Cooney.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming Prince Charles and the Duchess, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said that she took the opportunity to congratulate them on the birth of Princess Charlotte earlier this month.“We were delighted to welcome the Prince and Duchess here to Shannon and it was another very important day for us at the airport.  Prince Charles was very relaxed and was looking forward to his visit.“He was very friendly and warm.  He was only here for a brief time on arrival but I did get to congratulate him on the birth of his granddaughter Princess Charlotte.  He was like any grandfather, very proud. He said ‘that’s so kind; it’s wonderful that it’s a girl’.” Print 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Email Prince Charles also noted in the conversation his desire to see the Burren.   “I explained to him that I was from the Burren and he said that the author and poet John O’Donoghue had always wanted him to come to the Burren. I knew John O’Donoghue personally and said to Prince Charles that John would be delighted today if he were still alive to know that the visit was happening.”Shannon Group CEO Neil Pakey said the couple were in a relaxed mood. “Both Prince Charles and the Duchess seemed very pleased to be here.  Prince Charles was, in particular, looking forward to getting a look at the Cliffs of Moher as he flies up to Galway.  He though it would be a wonderful view from the air.“It was quite windy here on arrival but the Duchess said she was pleased to be here and that the weather was no different to home.“It’s been a very busy few days here at Shannon. On Sunday we welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and today we have the Prince and Duchess.”Deputy Pat Breen said that it was a pleasure to welcome Prince Charles and the Duchess to Shannon and Ireland.  “It’s a very significant day for Shannon, for Clare, for the West of Ireland and the entire nation.  This is an important visit for Prince Charles and the Duchess and, indeed, for Ireland.“I am delighted that they have decided to fly in through Shannon, the gateway to this wonderful part of Ireland.  They will feel the warmth of our welcome across the region.  This visit will further strengthen relations between Ireland and the UK and I am personally delighted that it’s all starting here in Co. Clare at Shannon Airport.” Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCamillaDuchess of CornwallfeaturedNeil PakeyPrince CharlesRose Hynesroyal visit.Shannon airport 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs (far left) when they arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles (centre) Rose Hynes and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes, Shannon Group, Pat Breen TD and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Previous articleTicket winners for Strauss under Big TopNext articleLacing legacy and vision in cultural sectors Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsRoyal touchdown at ShannonBy Bernie English – May 19, 2015 1176 last_img read more

Differential adaptations between cold-stenothermal environments in the bivalve Lissarca cf. miliaris (Philobryidae) from the Scotia Sea islands and Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe cold stenothermal nature of the Southern Ocean, and highly adapted fauna living within, raises the question of how much intra-specific variation there is among invertebrate populations, and how variation may have a role in speciation processes through ecological divergence, natural selection, and reproductive isolation. Despite decades of collecting biological material, this question remains largely unanswered, and many studies compare ‘populations’ of pooled material from wide geographic ranges to compensate for sampling constraints. In this study, variations in ecophysiological traits are explored by measuring growth, reproduction, and shell morphology among six populations of the small bivalve Lissarca cf. miliaris (Philippi, 1845) from the Southern Ocean, which experience subtle differences in temperature, disturbance, and food availability. There are significant differences in shell morphology and growth among different populations and slower growth rates at higher latitude populations. Prodissoconch sizes show an inverse ‘U’ shaped relationship with latitude, and are correlated with egg size at South Georgia and King George Island’s Potter Cove. Higher brood sizes at the South Georgia population represent a trade-off with lower egg size, and correlate with shell morphology by offering lower internal capacity to brood young. Lower investment into offspring and morphological variations in Lissarca cf. miliaris highlight the importance of local scale environmental variations on species’ ecology. These variations in physical traits appear to be underestimated in the Southern Ocean, but may be important drivers of ecological divergence and speciation, which should be considered in future genetic investigations on different invertebrate populations.last_img read more

Industry working group to develop pension equalisation guidance

first_imgThe UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) is backing an industry working group set up to help deal with the burden of equalising legacy pension payments following a ruling last year.The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has convened the group, which will discuss issues arising from October’s High Court ruling on guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) payments.According to a statement issued by the regulator this morning, PASA’s group aimed to “develop and promote best practice on issues arising from the ruling”, including dealing with missing member data, responding to pension transfer requests, and addressing underpayments.David Fairs, executive director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice at TPR, said: “Delivering GMP equalisation will be challenging and we welcome this initiative to bring clarity to the market. “It will take some time to work through all the issues. Establishing best practice will help industry do this as efficiently as possible, and minimise disruption to routine scheme business.” PASA’s Geraldine Brassett, chair of the new working group, added: “GMP equalisation projects are likely to be complex so it is important that advisers, administrators, trustees and employers work collaboratively to ensure cost-effective delivery and clarity for scheme members impacted.”The UK High Court ruled in October that GMP payments accrued between 1990 and 1997 must apply equally to men and women, meaning schemes faced having to revisit 30 years’ worth of records and potentially pay billions to members who missed out.GMP payments were introduced as a way of ensuring that DB scheme members were no worse off if their scheme decided to opt out of the state second pension, an earnings-related addition to the UK’s basic state pension that was scrapped in 2016.Since October, nine UK listed companies with combined pension liabilities of more than £15bn (€16.6bn) have reported the estimated impact of GMP “equalisation” on their schemes. The companies have estimated that the landmark ruling would raise liabilities by between 0.2% and 1.9%.The figures are preliminary and will be confirmed later this year once full calculations have been completed.last_img read more

WATCH PHOTOS:Avram Grant touched down in Ghana on Tuesday

first_imgGhana FA officials were at the Accra Airport on Tuesday night to welcome ex-Chelsea boss Avram Grant on his arrival in the country to be unveiled as the new coach of the national team the Black Stars.There were officials and journalists at hand at the Kotoka International Airport to welcome the Israeli coach who arrived in the company of his agent Saif Rubie.Decked out in a deep blue pullover, Grant smiled as local fans gave him a warm welcome before answering questions to a television station who were keen on being the first to talk to him.The former West Ham manager is expected to hold meetings with sports minister Mahama Ayariga, the Black Stars technical team and the management committee on Wednesday.He will be unveiled Thursday and will outline his plans for the Black Stars ahead of the Afcon 2015.He will then be officially outdoored at a press conference to be held at the GFA secretariat on Thursday. The 59-year-old has signed a 27-month deal to take over from Maxwell Konadu, who had been in temporary charge since Kwesi Appiah left in September.Avram Grant’s contract starts from December 1, 2014 to February 2017 and his first major assignment will be at the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 in Equatorial Guinea.He will start work on Monday and his contract will finish at the end of February 2017 – after that year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.Israeli Grant has only six weeks to prepare the Black Stars for the 2015 Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.Ghana, who topped their qualification group for next year’s showpiece, will find out their opponents in Equatorial Guinea when the draw is made today.The tournament will be held between 17 January and 8 February. Grant, who as Chelsea boss suffered defeat by Manchester United in the 2008 European Champions League final, was most recently the technical director at Thai side BEC Tero Sasana.His previous coaching role was at Partizan Belgrade from 2012 to 2014, during which time he steered the club to their fifth consecutive Serbian championship.As well as spells in charge of English clubs Portsmouth and West Ham, Grant has international experience having spent four years at the helm of Israel’s national side.There had been  concerns that Grant’s nationality could prevent him gaining access to some North African countries.last_img read more