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Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal Architecture

first_img Projects The Netherlands Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/349008/house-of-joyce-jeroen-personal-architecture Clipboard 2012 House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal ArchitectureSave this picture!© René de WitHouses•The Hague, The Netherlands House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal Architecture Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Personal Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographscenter_img CopyAbout this officePersonal ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThe HagueThe NetherlandsPublished on March 26, 2013Cite: “House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal Architecture ” 26 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopySave this picture!© René de WitRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The dilapidated state has necessitated a thorough reinforcement of the foundation and load-bearing structure of the entire house, opening up extraordinary possibilities in an otherwise commonplace apartment renovation.Save this picture!© René de WitThe combination of ambitious design visions and a large measure of trust from the client have resulted in a rigorous and uncompromising redesign, in which voids and split levels accentuate the full height of Den Haag’s typical row houses.Save this picture!© René de WitThe potential of the brick structure, the details such as glass-in-lead frames, and the characteristic “en-suite” room divisions were the deciding factors in purchasing the house, according to the clients. The tension between antique features and modern techniques is very evident in the redesign plan. The classical street façade is restored to its former glory, from ground to third floor. Save this picture!SectionBehind the doors of the “en-suite“ element, a complete change is taking place. The rear façade is removed and clad with glass to a full height of 11 meters. The floor levels are detached from the façade, creating a void that spans three levels and generating an optimal source of daylight. Save this picture!© René de WitIn the back of the house, the load-bearing wall between the corridor and the living room  is replaced with a steel construction. Four new floors with a net height of 2,4 meters protrude from this construction. These floors remain openly linked to the existing floor levels. The interplay of voids, the split-levels and the glass façade, all create a spectacular drama between interior and exterior on the one hand, and between the existing and new floors on the other. Save this picture!© René de WitThe intervention in the back of the house can be interpreted as a three-dimensional, L-shaped element of five storeys, accessed by a new steel spiral staircase. The staircase brings a new dynamic between the different parts of the house and makes a separation between owners and guests possible. Vertically, the L-shaped element ends in a roof-terrace with jacuzzi and outer kitchen that lies far above the balconies of the lower floors.Save this picture!© René de WitThis rigorous redesign project has reorganized the total accessible surface of the house towards an excess of floor space, generating more rooms and more daylight. To the owner, the residence promises an extraordinary living experience. To passers-by, it cannot be distinguished from any other house on the van Merlenstraat.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Round Up: Architecture in New ZealandRevisited’Wallcano’: Collider Activity Center Competition Entry / Zohar ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  René de Wit+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/349008/house-of-joyce-jeroen-personal-architecture Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Open letter on racism, solidarity & ‘Confederate heritage’

first_imgMy family lived in South Carolina before the Revolution. My great-grandfather and his kin wore gray. That flag offends me. So do Confederate Memorial Day and all Confederate monuments. Not because they’re “bad for business.” Because they’re wrong.South Carolina had a Black majorityIn 1860 most of the people of South Carolina were Black and enslaved. The Articles of Secession of every Southern state make clear they went to war to preserve and extend slavery.Most Southern whites did not own slaves. But those who did were the richest people in the United States. They got rich by torture and murder — by working human beings to death to produce the most cotton possible.Cotton was the world’s most profitable commodity and the biggest U.S. export. The average life expectancy of a slave was 21 years.The war was for slavery and Confederate soldiers were usedThe Union government, to its shame, would have accepted slavery in the South. That wasn’t enough for the slave­­­owners. They wanted a slave empire across the entire continent. They started the Civil War and drafted hundreds of thousands of poor whites to fight for them. Confederate soldiers died by the hundreds of thousands and killed by the hundreds of thousands. They were murdered by the slaveowners as surely as the millions of Black people worked to death in bondage.Black mass action finished the ConfederacyHarriet Tubman served as a spy and a scout for the First South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of escaped slaves in the Civil War.Black people themselves acted to end the carnage. Half a million left the plantations and escaped to Union lines, paralyzing the Southern war economy.Nearly 200,000 Black soldiers fought for the Union, including five regiments from South Carolina. Sixty-eight thousand died. Confederate war criminals like Nathan Bedford Forrest murdered captured Black soldiers in cold blood.Reconstruction was for ALL poor people …Emancipation and Reconstruction brought democracy to South Carolina. Elected Black war heroes like Robert Smalls and Prince Rivers created the first public schools in this state for people of all races. But democracy in South Carolina was drowned in blood by Red Shirt terrorists waving the Confederate battle flag.Where are the monuments to real freedom fighters like Smalls, the South Carolina Volunteer Infantry of African Descent, Denmark Vesey and Starling Carlton, a white South Carolinian executed in 1859 for helping an escaped slave? Where are the monuments to the millions who died in slavery?The Confederate battle flag was raised over the Statehouse in 1962 to defend a system where Black people were not allowed to vote, use restaurants, water fountains, swimming pools and parks and were required by law to ride in the back of the bus and give up their seats to white passengers. Today that flag still stands for racism and for keeping South Carolina a low-wage, “right-to-work” state.And Black freedom struggle did moreThe Black freedom struggle of the 1960s did not just sweep away segregation. It brought us Medicare, Medicaid, Title I, better Social Security benefits and a higher minimum wage. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was organizing a poor people’s march on Washington, D.C., for economic human rights when he was murdered.Some say the flag issue is a diversion when jobs are scarce, wages are low and textile jobs are gone. Damn right! It is a diversion for working-class white people to fly a racist flag rather than uniting with Black people to fight for economic justice. But that starts with saying “No” to racism.There is no honor in fighting for an unjust cause, no glory in being used. The only honor is in fighting for what is right.Starr is a WW contributing writer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NATO warships in Aegean Sea target refugees, not smugglers

first_imgFeb. 14 — In 2015, over 1 million refugees entered Europe, the greatest human flow of desperate people since World War II. So far in the first six weeks of 2016, 80,000 people fleeing their homelands have entered Europe, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.At an emergency meeting on Feb. 9, the European Union authorized sending a flotilla the next day to the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. The NATO flotilla is under German command, with a Turkish ship operating in Turkish waters and a Canadian ship, as well as assorted planes. While the pretext is to stop “human trafficking” and “terrorists,” the effect is to stop refugees from entering Europe.In the beginning of 2015, most of the refugees were single men. As the year progressed, many more women and children started taking part. Of those who entered Europe so far this year, 19,781 were minors.What makes them so desperate to risk a winter crossing, instead of waiting for warmer weather, is that the political climate indicates relatively prosperous countries like Germany and Sweden may soon close their doors. Only 190 refugees of the more than 1 million who entered Europe in 2015 have been formally resettled, according to the Feb. 3 New York Times. The vast majority of the flow has been from Turkey to close-by Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.Right-wing and fascist political groups use the presence of refugees, especially those from Muslim areas, to incite anti-foreign sentiment and demand EU countries close their internal borders. This has pressured the EU government to use NATO warships to stop the flow at EU’s external borders.Real cause of refugee crisisThe European and U.S. media admit that fighting and turmoil in Syria have compelled many people to leave for Europe, and they describe the desperation and dangers the refugees face. Some 3,692 refugees died in 2015 trying to reach Europe.These same media avoid explaining what is behind the fighting in Syria and the turmoil in the region: First, U.S.-NATO aggression against Libya destabilized all of North Africa and then U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria displaced millions of Syrians. Instead, the media hide the responsibility of the imperialist states and treat the refugees as if they are a natural disaster, flowing toward Europe like a glacier flows to the sea.  There is documentation of the substantial aid that the United States and its major allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have given to a shifting constellation of forces trying to overthrow the Syrian government. But this is reported separately from the refugees, as if there were no connection between the two phenomena.It’s as if the U.S. and its allies threw gasoline on the fires burning in Syria but denied responsibility for the resulting conflagration. They keep on lying about who started the fires, at the same time avoiding responsibility for what they’ve done.Now major European imperialists like Great Britain and France are trying to use the threat of more terrorist attacks to justify new military intervention in both Libya in North Africa and in the region centered in Syria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Missing photographer was killed six weeks ago in attack by Gaddafi forces on Brega

first_img May 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Missing photographer was killed six weeks ago in attack by Gaddafi forces on Brega February 23, 2021 Find out more News June 24, 2020 Find out more RSF_en On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News Organisation Follow the news on Libya Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News to go further Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Anton Hammerl, a well-known photographer with South African and Austrian dual nationality who had been missing in Libya for more than six weeks, was killed shortly after disappearing in the east of the country on 4 April. It had been assumed that Hammerl was alive and was being held by pro-Gaddafi forces.“The civil war in Libya has been particularly deadly for photographers,” the press freedom organization said. “It is time this stopped. Reporters have been paying too high a price in this war. The authorities in Tripoli and those in Benghazi should give their troops clear directives to respect the work of journalists.”In a message posted on Facebook today, Hammerl’s family said: “On 5 April 2011, Anton was shot by Gaddafi’s forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert. According to eyewitnesses, his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention.”Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the news, especially as the Libyan government had indicated on several occasions that he was alive. Austria’s foreign ministry had also said on 25 April that he was alive and that it was negotiating his release with the authorities in Tripoli.As a result of Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim’s statements on 17 May, it was assumed that Hammerl was about to be released along with American reporter Clare Morgana Gillis, British reporter James Foley and Spanish photographer Manu Brabo. But the next day Ibrahim said there had been a mix-up and that Hammerl “has not been located.”It was these three journalists who, on being released on 18 May, reported that Hammerl sustained a gunshot injury that was almost certainly fatal during an attack by government forces on the oil town of Brega on 5 April. It was at the end of this attack that the three other journalists were captured. Foley, who works for GlobalPost, said they had all been reporting from the rebel side on the outskirts of Brega.Aged 41, married and the father of two children (one aged just three months), Hammerl was based in the United Kingdom. Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to his family and colleagues, and calls on the Libyan authorities to explain their repeated lies since 5 April.Hammerl’s death brings to five the number of journalists killed in Libya since the start of the war in mid-February. Tim Hetherington, a British photojournalist working for Vanity Fair, and Chris Hondros, a US photojournalist working for Getty Images, were killed by a mortar round in Misrata on 20 April. Ali Hassan Al Jaber, a Qatari cameraman working for Al-Jazeera, was killed in an ambush near Benghazi on 12 March. Mohamed “Mo” Al-Nabous, a Libyan journalist and blogger who was one of the founders of the Libyan TV station Al-Hurra, was killed by a sniper in Benghazi on 19 March.Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Lotfi Ghars, a journalist with Tunisian and Canadian dual nationality working for the Iranian TV station Al-Alam, was released on the evening of 18 March after being held for two months. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Permian musicians to perform at White Sox game

first_img Pinterest By admin – May 31, 2018 Previous articleFormer county judge named TAC Executive DirectorNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 31 admin WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Permian Band, Orchestra logos.jpg Permian High School’s band and orchestra will join musical forces to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” before a Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago White Sox baseball game Saturday.Game time is 1:10 p.m.It’s just one part of a spring trip today through Sunday that will enable students to see the sights of the Windy City and experience some culture.Orchestra Director Todd Berridge said about 152 people, including chaperones are expected to travel. He will have about 38 orchestra students and Director of Bands Jeff Whitaker will be taking about 120.Halie Douglas, a 16-year-old going into 11th grade next fall, plays the harp and will be performing at the baseball game.“It seems like a lot of fun because it’s an actual national team and we’ll be able to perform for them and for their game,” Douglas said.She added that the possibility of being on TV also is exciting.Whitaker said they will stay and watch the game.“We’ll have a representation of about 120 on the field. Some of the directors may want to bring their instruments, too,” Whitaker said.The trip was arranged by Green Light Group Tours.The students will be participating in many of the same activities together, such as a clinic with the Chicago Symphony.Whitaker and Berridge said students will view a performance and take a tour of the symphony hall.The students also take in a performance of the musical “Hamilton,” and a performance by Blue Man Group, go to the top of Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, take a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan and visit Shedd Aquarium.The trip came about through Green Light Group Tours, which called Whitaker during marching season. Cory Black, one of the owners, is an Odessa High School graduate and he and his wife both know of PHS’ musical work.To make the Chicago trip special, the tour company called the White Sox and suggested bringing the PHS band to perform “The Star Spangled Banner.”A recording of the band was made, uploaded to YouTube and sent to the travel company.“I didn’t hear back from them,” Whitaker said. “I didn’t think much about it. All of a sudden, I look at itinerary and we’re playing the National Anthem for the Chicago White Sox.”Because they don’t have uniforms that match the orchestra’s Whitaker said they will wear T-shirts donated by a local company.“I’ve been to Major League Baseball games before, but I’ve never been able to be on the field, much less played the National Anthem,” Whitaker said.Whitaker said he and Berridge work well together and have a good relationship.“In fact, all of our directors together make a pretty good team over here. We collaborate on all kinds of projects, but this will be the first time we’ve done something this large together in a venue,” Whitaker said.The trip will be recorded to help sell the Chicago experience, Whitaker said.They will take a charter flight from Midland.Whitaker joked that he told the students it was “Mojo Airlines” and it’s probably the only direct flight from Midland to Chicago this year. Pinterest Twitter Permian musicians to perform at White Sox game Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

GSE Quarterly Report Card Positive

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its Quarterly Performance Report of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Overall, the performance report was good, noting increases in Fannie and Freddie earnings, as well as substantial advances by the Federal Home Loan Bank System.The review covered the fourth quarter of 2013.Together, the two GSEs reported a combined full-year earnings of $132.7 billion, which benefited from the “release of the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets (DTA), rising national house prices, fewer delinquent loans, and proceeds from representation and warranty settlements and private-label mortgage-related (PLS) securities settlements,” the FHFA said.The Federal Home Loan Bank system had positive earnings as well, noting $2.5 billion of earnings in 2013. The yearly earnings were down slightly from the $2.6 billion reported in 2012. Notably, aggregate advances increased by 17 percent to $499 billion. As a percentage of total assets, advances increased to 60 percent.The FHFA found that delinquent loans continue to decline as government assistance programs continued to help afflicted borrowers. In Q4 2013, seriously delinquent loans declined 7 percent to approximately 674,000 loans. Yearly, seriously delinquent loans declined by 27 percent.Post-crash business was also up at Fannie and Freddie.”The post-conservatorship business (2009 to present) continues to become a larger piece of the total single-family portfolios as new business is added and homeowners take advantage of low interest rates to refinance existing loans. This post-conservatorship business now accounts for approximately 76 percent of the total single-family portfolio at both Enterprises,” the FHFA said.Delinquency rates for these new loans remain at or below one percent. However, seriously delinquent rates for loans originated between 2005 and 2008 remain high and account for roughly 15 percent of the single-family portfolios.The FHFA also found that PLS security settlements also helped Fannie and Freddie earnings, providing $2.2 and $5.5 billion, respectively.The fourth quarter of 2013 saw a drop in refinance activity from increasing mortgage rates. Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) actions dropped by 8 percent to approximately 893,000 in 2013. However, HARP volume as a percentage of total refinance volume remained relatively constant at 22 percent in 2012. Tagged with: Fannie Mae Federal Home Loan Bank System FHFA Freddie Mac GSE The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fannie Mae Federal Home Loan Bank System FHFA Freddie Mac GSE 2014-05-12 Colin Robins Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSE Quarterly Report Card Positive Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: HUD: Housing Improves; Still Needs Further Recovery Next: Survey: Home Price Change Expectations Fall Slightly in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 12, 2014 824 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago GSE Quarterly Report Card Positive Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Mary Boyle documentary wins awards

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ Mary Boyle documentary wins awards WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Previous articleMan who died in Co Derry crash named locallyNext articleInspt Michael Harrison confirms that figures of drink driving have doubled since 2015 admin It has won an Award of Excellence in the Feature Category along with Awards of Recognition in the Story and Women Filmakers categories in the Hollywood Independent Documentary July 2016 Awards.Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has been speaking earlier to Highland Radio News:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/gemma530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook A documentary telling the story of Mary Boyle has claimed numerous awards in Hollywood.Mary Boyle: The Untold Story was written and produced by journalist Gemma O’Doherty which investigates the story of Ireland’s longest missing person.The documentary was uploaded to YouTube 4 weeks ago and has received almost 150,000 views. By admin – August 4, 2016 Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Contrasting effects of tropical cyclones on the annual survival of a pelagic seabird in the Indian Ocean

first_imgTropical cyclones are renowned for their destructive nature and are an important feature of marine and coastal tropical ecosystems. Over the last 40 years, their intensity, frequency and tracks have changed, partly in response to ocean warming, and future predictions indicate that these trends are likely to continue with potential consequences for human populations and coastal ecosystems. However, our understanding of how tropical cyclones currently affect marine biodiversity, and pelagic species in particular, is limited. For seabirds, the impacts of cyclones are known to be detrimental at breeding colonies, but impacts on the annual survival of pelagic adults and juveniles remain largely unexplored and no study has simultaneously explored the direct impacts of cyclones on different life-history stages across the annual life cycle. We used a 20-year data set on tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean, tracking data from 122 Round Island petrels and long-term capture–mark–recapture data to explore the impacts of tropical cyclones on the survival of adult and juvenile (first year) petrels during both the breeding and migration periods. The tracking data showed that juvenile and adult Round Island petrels utilize the three cyclone regions of the Indian Ocean and were potentially exposed to cyclones for a substantial part of their annual cycle. However, only juvenile petrel survival was affected by cyclone activity; negatively by a strong cyclone in the vicinity of the breeding colony and positively by increasing cyclone activity in the Northern Indian Ocean where they spend the majority of their first year at sea. These contrasting effects raise the intriguing prospect that the projected changes in cyclones under current climate change scenarios may have positive as well as the more commonly perceived negative impacts on marine biodiversity.last_img read more