El límite de refugiados impuesto por Trump va ‘en contra…

first_img Rector Bath, NC Por Amy SowderPosted Sep 28, 2017 Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Refugee Ban, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] El director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración [EMM por su sigla en inglés] publicó un comunicado el 28 de septiembre en el que dice que el límite en la admisión de refugiados impuesto por el gobierno de Trump va “en contra de la realidad de una creciente crisis mundial”.“Estamos agradecidos, sin embargo, de que estamos ahora un paso más cerca de la plena reanudación de un programa para acoger a los refugiados a la seguridad y esperanza de este país”, dijo el Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson del Ministerio de Migración Episcopal en su declaración (que se incluye a continuación de esta nota).El Rdo E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, sostiene un cartel en el que aparecen los mandatos bíblicos a acoger al extranjero. Foto del EMM vía Facebook.Funcionarios  federales anunciaron el 27 de septiembre en un informe especial del Departamento de Estado el límite propuesto de 45.000 admisiones de refugiados para el año fiscal 2018 —la cifra más baja en la historia del Programa de Admisiones de Refugiados.El desglose regional será: África, 19.000; Asia Oriental, 5.000; Europa y Asia Central, 2.000; América Latina y el Caribe:1.500 y Cercano Oriente y Sur de Asia, 17.000.La legislación federal exige que el Presidente determine anualmente la cifra máxima de refugiados a quienes se les permitirá reasentarse en Estados Unidos. En el gobierno del presidente Trump, la cifra se reducirá a menos de la mitad del prometido histórico de admisiones.Según el EMM, hay más de 65,6 millones de refugiados, solicitantes de asilo y personas desplazadas internamente en todo el planeta, obligadas por la violencia a abandonar sus hogares.El EMM es una de las nueve agencias que tiene contratos con el gobierno de EE.UU. para reasentar refugiados. Las otras agencias de reasentamiento son el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, el Consejo Etíope de Desarrollo Comunitario, la HIAS (conocida anteriormente como la Sociedad Hebrea de Ayuda a Inmigrantes), el Comité de Rescate Internacional, el Servicio Luterano de Inmigración y Refugiados, el Comité de EE.UU. para Refugiados e Inmigrantes, el Servicio de Migración y Refugiados de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. y Ayuda Mundial.Aunque el EMM recibe algún dinero de la Iglesia Episcopal, la mayoría de sus ingresos provienen de contratos con el gobierno federal para cubrir  los costos del reasentamiento de refugiados a quienes les han aprobado su ingreso en EE.UU.. Stevenson dijo que el 99,5 por ciento del dinero de los contratos va directamente al reasentamiento de refugiados. El resto del ingreso es para gastos de administración, incluidos todos los salarios del personal. Cualquier dinero que no se utilice se le devuelve al gobierno.El EMM anunció en abril que rescindiría a seis de sus funcionarios en el nuevo año fiscal, previendo una reducción del reasentamiento de refugiados durante el gobierno de Trump.Los refugiados benefician a todos, dijo Stevenson el 28 de septiembre, “proporcionando una fresca infusión de espíritu empresarial y amistad en un país que se convirtió en líder mundial con el transcurso de los siglos” gracias a esos valores.También, acoger a personas en Estados Unidos provenientes de otros países es una actuación cristiana, les recordó Stevenson a los episcopales. Jesús dice en el evangelio que el camino para llegar a él y [alcanzar] su gracia y su redención se encuentra entre los pobres, los enfermos y los forasteros.— Amy Sowder es corresponsal especial de Episcopal News Service. Ella también es periodista y redactora independiente radicada en Brooklyn.El Rdo E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, publicó el siguiente comunicado el 28 de septiembre en respuesta a la decisión del gobierno de Trump de reducir a 45.000 el número de refugiados que se permite ingresar anualmente en EE.UU. :El Ejecutivo le ha informado al Congreso que se propone fijar el límite de admisión de refugiados para el próximo año en 45.000 personas, un tope que no es sólo el más bajo en la historia del programa, sino que va en contra de la realidad de una creciente crisis mundial. En este momento crítico, 65,6 millones de mujeres, niños y hombres viven desplazados por la violencia de sus hogares, entre ellos 33,5 millones de refugiados que han huido a través de las fronteras de sus patrias a otro país en situaciones que ,con frecuencia, sólo son ligeramente más tolerables que los horrores de los cuales han huido. Al término de este día —y de todos los días que seguirán durante algún tiempo— otras 28.000 personas más  se encontrarán en esta difícil situación. En presencia de tal crisis, esta reducción en nuestra respuesta a menos de la mitad del promedio histórico es triste y dura de corazón.Agradecemos, sin embargo, que estamos ahora un paso más cerca de reanudar plenamente un programa de acogida de refugiados a la seguridad y esperanza de este país. Vivimos en un momentos de grandes sufrimientos, pero también en un tiempo de una gran promesa. Estos últimos meses han despertado la conciencia a través de nuestra gran nación de los conflictos que enfrentan los refugiados, y de los beneficios para todos nosotros cuando ellos encuentran una nueva vida en una de nuestras comunidades. Los refugiados se han sobrepuesto a las mayores pruebas, y los refugiados proporcionan una fresca infusión de espíritu empresarial y amistad en un país que se convirtió en líder mundial en el transcurso de los siglos gracias a tales cosas. Las luchas y los éxitos de estos nuevos estadounidenses brindan inspiración, oportunidad y optimismo de un futuro más brillantes para todos.Jesús, en la parábola del grano de mostaza, nos recuerda que incluso las más pequeñas de las buenas acciones pueden convertirse en algo espectacular y transformador. Él también nos instruye a través del evangelio que es entre los pobres, los enfermos y los forasteros que le encontraremos a él, a su gracia y a su redención. De manera que acogeremos a 45.000 hijos de un Dios amante a una vida mejor este próximo año, y oramos  y trabajamos porque sean aún más los años siguientes. Y conformaremos nuestras voluntades a la Voluntad Divina, amando incluso como Jesús ha amado, para gloria de Dios y la transformación de nuestras propias vidas.Para saber más acerca del ministerio entre los refugiados, o para hacer donaciones a esta obra en este momento crítico, les invitamos a visitar EpiscopalMigrationMinistries.org.El Rdo. Canónigo E. Mark Stevenson,Director, Ministerio Episcopal de Migración. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Triodos Bank launches bank account with social return

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Amnesty International UK’s Director, Kate Allen, is enthusiastic about the prospects for the Charity Saver. “The Charity Saver Account provides an innovative way to help charities. Donations will help support Amnesty International’s vital work to protect and promote human rights around the world.”Local and global charities should benefit, according to the Bank. David Wilson, Director of ROC (Robert Owen Communities), a local charity supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Devon, explains: “We have worked with Triodos Bank since they first came to the UK. The Charity Saver is another example of the innovative thinking of Triodos Bank.”The Charity Saver is the first element in Triodos Bank’s ‘Take Control’ campaign which is challenging people in the UK to take control of their finances and use them to make a positive difference to society and the environment. Howard Lake | 16 September 2002 | News Triodos Bank launches bank account with social return Charity Saver is a new savings account from Triodos Bank in partnership with major UK charities designed to connect people in the UK with the charitable causes they support.The Charity Saver account allows savers to target a proportion of their interest to a specified charity. Charities can therefore promote the saving account to their supporters and encourage them to donate a proportion of their interest to them. According to Matthijs Bierman, Deputy Managing Director at Triodos Bank, this is an important development for charities and savers alike. “The Charity Saver rewards savers with healthy interest and a unique social return. And, if you care about a particular cause, you can directly contribute to its success. Not only will the charity benefit, but so will you. You pick the proportion of interest you want to pay and we’ll make sure it reaches the charity you support.” Advertisement  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

DEC launches Myanmar (Burma) cyclone disaster appeal

first_imgThe Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), the co-ordinating body for leading UK overseas aid charities, has launched a disaster appeal following the impact of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma).The DEC reports that so far there are more than 22,000 people confirmed dead and more than 40,000 missing, but the figures are expected to rise considerably.The DEC will broadcast a national appeal on TV tomorrow.DEC member charities World Vision, the Red Cross and Save the Children are among the charities who have a long term presence in Myanmar and their teams have responded since the cyclone struck on Saturday. They are already distributing clean drinking water, hygiene kits and emergency relief supplies and aim to scale this up in the days to come.www.dec.org.uk Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 7 May 2008 | News DEC launches Myanmar (Burma) cyclone disaster appeallast_img read more

New book shares tips on fundraising from trusts and foundations

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  131 total views,  5 views today Ewan Hastings, a professional fundraiser for the past 20 years, has published an ebook, ‘Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser’, that shares tips learned from his 13 years as a trust fundraiser.It is designed as a day-to-day handbook for anyone raising money from charitable trusts and foundations. It is available on Kindle.Hastings has worked as a fundraiser at nine UK charities, both large and small. He was one of the first fundraisers to hold the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and Diploma in Fundraising Management professional qualifications. He was formerly on the organising committee of the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Special Interest Group and was Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Corporate Special Interest Group.The book is the first in a series of top tips books on various aspects of fundraising which Hastings will publish over the next few months.Hastings covers essential skills ranging from writing funding applications and research, to site visits and staying organised for more effective fundraising. He writes in a step-by-step manual with the aim of helping you maximise your efforts and income.Ewan Hastings – 13 years experience as a trust fundraiserEwan Hastings said:“I hope that charities will think of this book as a practical manual for fundraising success, ready to take them to a higher plane of knowledge.  From whichever angle they’re approaching this book; they’ll find it a fantastic resource to mastering the intricacies of securing funds from trusts and foundations.”He added that this was the book he wish he’d had access to “when I started out as a trusts fundraiser all those years ago!”You can order Trusts and Foundations Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser in Kindle format from Amazon.It is also listed on UK Fundraising’s Bookshop. New book shares tips on fundraising from trusts and foundations Howard Lake | 11 November 2015 | News 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.  132 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Funding Traininglast_img read more

Purdue Extension Awards 3 for Outstanding Service

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Extension Awards 3 for Outstanding Service SHARE By Andy Eubank – Oct 16, 2014 Facebook Twitter Purdue Extension Awards 3 for Outstanding Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Three Purdue Extension leaders received special recognition Thursday (Oct. 16) for the exceptional service they have provided through their profession to the university and the people of Indiana.Special awards presented during Extension’s annual Professional Development Conference luncheon included:* Outstanding Extension Specialist: Steve McKinley, Extension specialist in 4-H youth development. McKinley has served Purdue Extension for more than 20 years. He was recognized for his efforts to stay abreast of best practices in volunteerism at the state, regional and national levels. He is considered to be at the forefront of online volunteer development and easily shared 4-H materials and courses.McKinley also provides leadership for the Indiana 4-H Junior Leader Council and Conference, the State Fair Youth Leadership Conference, the Indiana 4-H Congress and leadership program, and Indiana’s Operation Military Kids initiative.* Paul B. Crooks Award: Jim Luzar, Extension director and agriculture and natural resources educator in Vigo County. Luzar has served Extension for nearly 20 years in Putnam, Montgomery and Vigo counties.Luzar has been called an expert resource statewide in horticulture and farming education. He also has a track record of sustainable, innovative and engaging program efforts, including the Giving Garden project and Camp RAVE Garden. The Giving Garden annually produces more than 25,000 pounds of fresh produce for local soup kitchens and food pantries. Camp RAVE Garden teaches inner-city youth about vegetable production.Luzar also is known for being quick to assist other counties with programming efforts and in times of educator vacancies.* Purdue Extension Director’s Award: James Mintert, (pictured) director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, professor of agricultural economics and Extension economist. Extension Director Jason Henderson said Mintert has provided invaluable support during Henderson’s first year in the position.  “Mintert has been a trusted transitional resource,” Henderson said. “He has offered insights on the functions of the office, informed perspectives on Extension initiatives and constructive counsel.”Mintert previously served as assistant director of Purdue Extension and agriculture and natural resources program leader.Mintert also was an Extension leader, professor and livestock marketing economist at Kansas State University. Mintert has authored more than 200 publications on livestock industry economics. Source: Purdue News Previous articleRecord Crops Mean Some Harvest DelaysNext articleField Drainage Hurting Soybean Yields Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Last three radio stations back on the air

first_img News TogoAfrica Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension A lower court in Lomé yesterday withdrew an order that kept two radio stations off the air for the past two weeks. Radio Nana FM manager Peter Dogbé and Radio Kanal FM manager Modeste Mesavusu-Ekué said their stations were able to resume broadcasting yesterday morning. The only other radio station still closed, Radio Lumière in the town of Aného (east of Lomé), was able to go back on the air yesterday afternoon. But it had to use rented equipment because its own equipment, which had been confiscated, was returned in very bad condition, manager Kossigan Zinsou said.——————-21 February 2005 – Authorities let seven broadcast media go back on the air, but others still closedReporters Without Borders said today it noted that seven broadcast media have been allowed back on the air in the past four days but it called on the Togolese authorities to permit all the closed news media to resume operating.After being closed for more than a week, Radio Fréquence 1, Radio Carré Jeune, Radio Djabal’nour and Radio Zion, and the privately-owned TV stations TV7 and Zion were allowed to resume broadcasting on 18 February, while Radio Nostalgie was allowed to go back on the air today.”We request the reopening of all the Togolese media, and we will closely monitor relations between the government, the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC) and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said.In the course of nine days starting on 7 February, the authorities ordered the closure of a total of ten radio and TV stations, citing “tax reasons” or accusing them of “inciting civil disobedience and revolt.”Jacques Djakouti, the president of the Union of Free Radio and TV Stations of Togo (URATEL), told Reporters Without Borders that negotiations with the HAAC and the communication minister concluded late Friday and that, according to the minister, President Faure Gnassingbé had agreed to let the radio stations go back on the air.URATEL said three other privately-owned radio stations, Radio Nana FM, Radio Kanal FM and Radio Lumière, should be able to resume broadcasting today or tomorrow subject to their withdrawing the complaint they brought against the HAAC for suspending them for “inciting hate and revolt” under a new press code which they say has not yet been promulgated.Radio Nana FM programme director Faustin Woussou said a bailiff had removed the seals placed by the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ART&P) for non-payment of taxes and licence fees. Help by sharing this information TogoAfrica Organisation February 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Last three radio stations back on the air Follow the news on Togo Receive email alerts March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News A lower court in Lomé yesterday withdrew an order that kept Radio Nana FM and Radio Kanal FM off the air for the past two weeks. The stations were able to resume broadcasting yesterday morning. The only other radio station still closed, Radio Lumière in the town of Aného (east of Lomé), was able to go back on the air yesterday afternoon. News News March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

The government hunts down foreign journalists for “illegal entry”

first_imgNews September 1, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more In a letter addressed to the Minister of Information, Jonathan Moyo, Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) expressed its concern at government threats against foreign journalists who may have entered the country illegally. “These journalists applied for tourists visas only because they had no other choice to cover the news. We ask the government to give them accreditation and let them work freely” said Robert Ménard, RSF General Secretary. “With presidential elections due in March we fear that Zimbabwe is hardening its stance against the local and international press” added Mr. Ménard. On the same day a journalist from Madagascar was turned back at Harare airport. Sahondra Randriamasimanana, a reporter for the magazine Capricorne, arrived on holiday in Zimbabwe to visit friends but she was held by police when she showed her passport which described her as a “journalist. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News News Help by sharing this information In 2001, Zimbabwe became one of the worst African countries in terms of press freedom. Twenty local journalists were arrested and three foreign press correspondents were expelled from the country. President Robert Mugabe is listed by RSF as one of the 39 “predators” of press freedom in the world. Throughout 2001, the president and his government frequently denounced members of the press in the strongest terms.center_img ZimbabweAfrica Reports RSF_en On 24 January 2002, according to information obtained by RSF, the government-controlled daily The Herald reported that the authorities were close to arresting British and South African journalists who had entered Zimbabwe on tourist visas. According to the daily, reporters from British newspapers The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Economist and the South African Sunday Times are somewhere in Zimbabwe. “Our net is closing on them and we should be able to account for all of them before the close of the day” said George C! haramba a spokesperson for the ministry of Information. Several foreign newspapers have had visas applications rejected in the past few weeks. November 12, 2020 Find out more to go further Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Follow the news on Zimbabwe Organisation January 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The government hunts down foreign journalists for “illegal entry” Receive email alertslast_img read more

‘No Longer Any Difference Between Physical And Virtual Courts; Get Used To It’ : Justice Khanwilkar

first_imgTop Stories’No Longer Any Difference Between Physical And Virtual Courts; Get Used To It’ : Justice Khanwilkar Radhika Roy2 Nov 2020 4:49 AMShare This – x”There is no longer any difference between physical and virtual hearings; get used to this”, said Justice AM Khanwilkar while adjourning the appeal against the Bombay High Court’s order upholding the conviction of gangster Arun Gawli in the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsednakar and the life imprisonment awarded to him by the Special MCOCA Court. The comment was rendered…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”There is no longer any difference between physical and virtual hearings; get used to this”, said Justice AM Khanwilkar while adjourning the appeal against the Bombay High Court’s order upholding the conviction of gangster Arun Gawli in the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsednakar and the life imprisonment awarded to him by the Special MCOCA Court. The comment was rendered by the judge in answer to a request by Advocate Brij Kumar Mishra who sought for the matter to be taken up before a physical court due to the existence of multiple voluminous files. Justice Khanwilkar responded to Mishra by stating that there was no longer any difference between the physical and virtual hearings, and it was time to get used to virtual hearings.The Supreme Court had been functioning via video conferencing since the second week of March with the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.Though the judges’ committee of the Supreme Court took a decision last August to resume limited physical hearing in certain court rooms on an experimental basis, the move did not take off as very few advocates gave consent for physical appearance. The Court had listed 1000 cases for being heard in physical court from September 1. But only a handful of advocates consented to physical hearing.Recently, the High Court of Karnataka had decided the Franklin Templeton batch case after hearing it completely via video conferencing. The High Court observed in the judgment that the case proved that even complicated matters without highly voluminous records could be heard and decided in virtual courts.Only A Handful Of SC Advocates Give Consent To Appear Physically In 1000 Cases Listed For Physical HearingGawli’s matter will now be listed after the Diwali vacations.He was convicted under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and various sections of the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act, 1999 and sentenced to life. A Division Bench of Justices BP Dharmadhikari and Swapna Joshi in a 253-page judgement dismissed appeals filed by all the accused, except four who were acquitted under the stringent MCOCA, but convicted for murder. The 60-year-old Gawli, who is currently lodged at Taloja Central prison, was convicted for the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar in 2012 by a Special Court under the MCOC Act. Gawli was arrested in 2008 in relation to the case and has been in jail since then. Next Storylast_img read more

Green light for new autism unit at local national school

first_img Pinterest Green light for new autism unit at local national school Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook St Columba’s National School has been given the go ahead to proceed with a special new autism unit.The school’s Board of Management has been meeting to discuss how it will proceed, with up to five pupils from the area in need of such a facility from this coming September.Local Councillor Michael Mc Bride says he believes the school will accommodate the children in existing rooms in the short term, and ask the HSE to expedite the tendering and procurement process so the new school buildings can be constructed in 2021:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/michgfhgfhgfhelmcb1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – May 26, 2020 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Google+ Previous articleUrgent meeting sought to discuss A5Next articleNursing Homes Ireland face grilling from Covid-19 Committee News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Microplastics in the Southern Ocean

first_imgThe Southern Ocean has the lowest densities of floating macroplastic litter in the world. It was thought that the region was relatively free of microplastic contamination. However, recent studies and citizen science projects have reported microplastics in deep-sea and shallow sediments and surface waters. Microplastics have been shown, in both laboratory experiments and field-based studies elsewhere in the world, to negatively impact a range of marine species including pelagic and benthic organisms. After reviewing available information on microplastics (including macroplastics as a source of microplastics) in the Southern Ocean, we present estimated microplastic concentrations, and identify potential sources and routes of transmission into the region. Estimates suggest that the amounts of microplastic pollution released into the region from ships and scientific research stations are likely to be negligible at the scale of the Southern Ocean, but may be significant on a local scale. Furthermore, predictions of microplastic concentrations from local sources are several orders of magnitude lower than levels reported in published sampling surveys. Sea surface transfer from lower latitudes is a likely contributor to Southern Ocean plastic concentrations.last_img read more