(ENGLAND) #ClimateChange Report: Dragonflies are moving northwards across Britain and Ireland as temperatures rise #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.09: Experts from the British Dragonfly Society say it’s an indicator of the effects of climate change……

#AceDailyNews says that according to BBC Environment Correspondent due to Climate Change Dragonflies spread north in warming world as the world experiences ‘Global Warming’ with more than 40% of species having increased their distribution since 1970, while only about 10% have declined, according to a new report.

By Helen Briggs
BBC Environment correspondent

Emperor dragonfly
The emperor dragonfly is expanding north into Scotland and Ireland

There is concern over the loss of populations of insects due to factors such as pollution and habitat loss.

Conservation officer Eleanor Colver said while their data can determine where dragonflies are, it cannot determine exactly how many there are – and whether numbers have increased overall. 

“Factors such as the use of pesticides (reducing their flying insect prey), water pollution and habitat loss continue to threaten the health of dragonfly populations within species’ existing ranges,” she said.

Dave SmallshireThe small red-eyed damselfly: Now found from Cornwall to County Durham

The report, State of Dragonflies 2021, incorporates 1.4 million records from 17,000 recorders gathered from 1970 onwards.

It assesses the fortunes of 46 species of dragonflies and their close relative – the damselflies – across Britain and Ireland.

Since 1995, several species have reached Britain from southern Europe for the first time – and at least two more have reappeared after long absences.

Species expanding their range include the emperor dragonfly, migrant hawker, ruddy darter, black-tailed skimmer and small red-eyed damselfly.

In contrast, some upland and northern dragonflies are in retreat, including the common hawker and black darter, perhaps because of the loss of peatbogs or extreme droughts.

“The increase in many species, if not all, we can put down to a combination of climate warming and more or better wetland habitats such as an increase in the number of ponds, lakes, gravel-pits and reservoirs in recent decades,” said Dave Smallshire, co-editor of the report.

But people should not get the message that all is “tickety-boo with dragonflies”, he added. 

“The overwhelming message is that global climate change – and in the case of Britain and Ireland – significant climate warming is likely to have had an over-riding effect on many of these changes,” he said.

Iain H LeachBlack darter: With a home in upland bogs, this species is in decline

Dragonflies are fast-flying, four-winged insects with long bodies and large eyes. They were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago.

Scientists are increasingly concerned about the decline of some populations of insects.

One scientific review of insect numbers in 2019 pointed to 40% of species undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” around the world.

The study said bees, ants and beetles were disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles, while other species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, were likely to boom.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.09: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: A man wanted for money laundering offences has been handed over to face charges in Northern Ireland #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.21: Adams was wanted in connection with his arrest at Belfast International Airport in May 2018, when more than 180,000 Euros was found in his luggage.

#AceDailyNews reports that a suspected money launderer extradited from Republic of Ireland to face charges and 41-year-old Mark Adams from Malahide in Dublin was transported by the Irish authorities to the border just south of Newry yesterday (18 August) where he was picked up by NCA officers.

Pile of Euros on a table.

He was subsequently released on bail but failed to return, and in January 2020 a European Arrest Warrant was issued: Following the extradition yesterday Adams appeared before Antrim Magistrates charged with three counts of money laundering. He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 7 September.

NCA Belfast Branch Commander David Cunningham said: We are grateful to the Irish authorities for their assistance in extraditing Adams back to Northern Ireland to face money laundering charges. It demonstrates our commitment to work together to tackle organised crime impacting on both sides of the border.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.21: 2021:

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(IRELAND) In the latest market adjustments to #Brexit, securities settlement for Irish assets, worth more than 100 billion euros ($119 billion), has left London for the European Union #AceFinanceDesk report

#AceFinanceReport – Mar.19: The EU had given Crest temporary permission to continue settling Irish securities in London until the migration was completed. Crest is part of the Euroclear group.

While the transfer does not have immediate implications for jobs and tax revenues in Britain, it is a further sign of how its financial services industry is being cut off from the EU.

‘Pan-European exchange Euronext, which runs the Irish stock exchange, said Thursday it had completed the migration of securities settlement for 50 Irish companies from Crest in London to Euroclear Bank in Brussels from March 15’

by REUTERS

A general view shows The Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London, Britain, Nov. 5, 2020. (Reuters Photo)

Settlement of EU securities must take place in a central securities depository (CSD) inside the bloc.

The migration follows shifts in euro stock and derivatives trading from London to the bloc, with Brussels now targeting the clearing of derivatives.

“The wholesale migration of settlement of securities from one CSD to another is unprecedented,” said Daryl Byrne, CEO of Euronext Dublin.

“We now have long-term certainty about the trading and post-trade infrastructure for the Irish market in a post-Brexit world, which ensures that Ireland remains an attractive jurisdiction for listed companies and market participants in the years ahead,” Byrne said.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.19: 2021:

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SCOTLAND: ‘ Day After YES Vote Says Nicola Sturgeon ‘

#AceNewsServices (Opinion) – SCOTLAND – September 16 – ‘The day we wake up after a yes vote the streets would not be paved on gold,’ noted Nicola Sturgeon, deputy first minister, this morning.

This expectation management is reasonable.

If Scotland votes for independence it will not suddenly become a disaster nor a Norwegian-model triumph.

For the next few years Scotland will simply be fine.

Certainly the extremes of ‘project fear’ are overwrought. Scotland might not have an impressive military, but UK and Ireland could not seriously let their neighbour be threatened or invaded.

Alex Salmond is very unlikely to default on his country’s national debt share, so he won’t enter the world stage as a fiscal pariah.

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` Irish Government has set-up an Investigation into Allegations of Widespread `Wire-Tapping ‘ by its Garda-Police ‘

#AceWorldNews – IRELAND – March 25 – The Irish government has set up an investigation into allegations of widespread phone wire-tapping by its police force.

The government said that they had received new information Tuesday that was so serious that a commission had to be set up.

“A system was in place in a large number of Garda (police) stations whereby incoming and outgoing telephone calls were taped,” it said.

The statement said that the practice had been in place for many years and was discontinued in November 2013.

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` While Americans pay their `Taxes ' Corporations like `Apple ' avoid theirs by moving billions to `Tax Havens '

#AceFinanceNews says Apple has shifted billions in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to Ireland over the past decade, a report said on Thursday.

The Australian Financial Review obtained 10 years’ worth of financial accounts for Apple Sales International – an arm of the organization it described as the “secretive” Irish company at the heart of the group’s global tax arrangements, AFP reported.

The newspaper said the US tech giant moved an estimated US$8.1 billion in untaxed profits from Australia to a tax haven structure in Ireland, paying just 0.7 percent of its turnover in tax.

Apple in Australia has previously said it has done everything required by the tax office.

#AFN2014

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#UN : `Demands that the `Vatican Immediately Removes’ all `Clergy’ under `Rights of the Child’

#AceNewsServices says time for `Rights of the Child ‘ to be Heard’  

UN Rights of ChildThe United Nations demanded on Wednesday that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to civil authorities, in an unprecedented and scathing report.

The UN watchdog for children’s rights said the Holy See should also hand over its archives on sexual abuse of tens of thousands of children so that culprits, as well as “those who concealed their crimes”, could be held accountable.

The watchdog’s exceptionally blunt paper – the most far-reaching critique of the Church hierarchy by the world body – followed its public grilling of Vatican officials last month.

“The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of the perpetrators,” the report said.

The Vatican was expected to issue a statement on the report later on Wednesday.

Rights of a ChildThe UN committee on the Rights of the Child said the Catholic Church had not yet taken measures to prevent a repeat of cases such as Ireland’s Magdalene laundries scandal, where girls were arbitrarily placed in conditions of forced labour.

It called for an internal investigation of the laundries and similar institutions so that whose who were responsible could be prosecuted and that “full compensation be paid to the victims and their families”.

A commission created by Pope Francis in December should investigate all cases of child sexual abuse “as well as the conduct of the Catholic hierarchy in dealing with them,” the report said.

Abusers had been moved from parish to parish or other countries “in an attempt to cover-up such crimes,” it added.

“Due to a code of silence imposed on all members of the clergy under penalty of excommunication, cases of child sexual abuse have hardly ever been reported to the law enforcement authorities in the countries where such crimes occurred,” the UN body said.

At a public session last month, the committee pushed Vatican delegates to reveal the scope of the decades-long sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests that Pope Francis called “the shame of the Church”.

The Holy See’s delegation, answering questions from an international rights panel for the first time since the scandals broke more than two decades ago, denied allegations of a Vatican cover-up and said it had set clear guidelines to protect children from predator priests.

Courtesy of: Voice of Russia, Reuters

 

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