Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Daniel Radcliffe becomes ‘Best Friend’ of young people’s national helpline Get Connected

first_img Howard Lake | 18 September 2009 | News Tagged with: Celebrity 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Actor pledges his support for the UK charity which provides free, confidential help for vulnerable young peopleLONDON, 17th September 2009Leading UK charity Get Connected has announced that Daniel Radcliffe, the critically acclaimed star of the “Harry Potter” film series and Broadway’s Equus, has confirmed his support and made a generous donation to the signposting service. Advertisement Get Connected is the confidential, free, national helpline for young people under-25 who have a problem but do not know where to find help. Its trained Helpline Volunteers give each young person the emotional support and information they need to choose the best option from the thousands of services available in the UK.Radcliffe, 20, currently busy on the film set of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, confirmed his support of Get Connected as the charity celebrated its tenth anniversary with a reception at the House of Lords.Daniel Radcliffe said: “I am delighted to pledge my support for Get Connected, and mark their 10th anniversary by becoming their first Best Friend. The free confidential helpline finding young people help for any problem is a vital and unique service. We live in a world that is so full of choice and information; it is often impossible to know where to turn or what to do.“Get Connected is there for young people in need of help no matter what the issue, from eating disorders to abuse, homelessness to pregnancy. I see Get Connected as much more than just a gateway for information; it is a friend to thousands of young people across the UK. I also support The Trevor Project, which is America’s leading national organisation focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As with Trevor, I hope that my support can raise the visibility of Get Connected so that even more young people become aware that there’s help on hand.”Get Connected fields 70,000 calls each year and over 20,000 young people are connected for free to the help, via phone, email and webchat, with a further addition to the service, WebHelp 24/7 for online self-help, launched this week.Fiona Clark, Interim Chief Executive of Get Connected, added: “We feel extremely privileged that Daniel Radcliffe has chosen to support Get Connected and help us launch our new Friends scheme in such an exciting way. His generous contribution will assist us immensely as we work towards raising greater awareness among young people and expanding our services to be available for young people whenever they need help.“We are hopeful that Daniel’s big-hearted commitment will encourage others to follow his lead and also become a Friend of Get Connected to help us make a difference to thousands more young people.”-Ends-For further information, contact:Get ConnectedHelen WoodT: +44 (0)20 7009 [email protected] information on the ‘Friends’ donor scheme – email [email protected] Davies – Daniel Radcliffe – UKT: +44 (0)20 3301 [email protected] Boute – Daniel Radcliffe – UST: [email protected]center_img Daniel Radcliffe becomes ‘Best Friend’ of young people’s national helpline Get Connected  149 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Indiana State Fair Year of Coliseum Opens

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana State Fair Year of Coliseum Opens SHARE Facebook Twitter Year of Coliseum opensThe Year of the Coliseum is here with the first day of the Indiana State Fair, and after a long wait 4-H events return to the grand old venue with the new shine and 21st century technology. Cindy Hoye, the Executive Director of the Indiana State Fair is one of many who have planned and waited anxiously for this day.“I’m always excited on opening day, always excited to show people what’s in store, but this day is very, very special,” she told HAT.The opening ceremony has been moved to the Fairgrounds Coliseum and a free concert will rock it tonight, but then a familiar site will show up, animals.“Today is a little bit of an anomaly. Today is opening day in the Coliseum and we’ll have BritBeat, a tribute to the Beatles, free tonight at 7:00. But then after that we’ll take the stage out and we’ll do what we love to do. It’s filled with dirt and the 4-H kids will be showing their cattle. We’ll also have dairy, we’ll have mule and donkey, and then we turn around and we bring in draft horses.”Two premiere events for Indiana agriculture are back in the Coliseum, although the spotlight sale was replaced by the celebration awards last year.“As a highlight for this kids in 4-H we’ll do the Grand Drive, which is to me one of those special pinnacles of the fair to see all those kids bring their animals in. they’re very nervous and anxious and excited and their families are around. then we’ll end up with the celebration awards and again that’s an exclamation point to showcase kids in agriculture. We’re very excited about that.”Big name concerts also return to the Coliseum after so many years at the grandstand.“It’s a nod to our history. There used to be concerts in the Coliseum and they’re back again this year on a limited basis. There are 6 concerts and we start with BritBeat tonight, and then we’ll come back with Phillip Phillips and American Idol, and go into Hunter Hayes and Pitbull, and then we’ll end with Jim Gaffigan who is a comedian from Indiana on the last Sunday.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana State Fair Year of Coliseum Opens By Andy Eubank – Jul 31, 2014 Previous articleOil Prices Continue to FallNext articleBalloons and Hoosier Pork Farmers Open State Fair Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Ag Barometer Lower Again in May

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Ag Barometer Lower Again in May SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 4, 2019 Barometer-back-down-in-MayFarmer optimism about the economy has been falling in recent months, mainly from ongoing trade disputes, very late planting and low commodity prices, and now it has dropped to a level not seen since the month before the November presidential election in 2016. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 14 points lower in May.Jim Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, says farmers’ assessment of their equity positions is just one area trending negatively.“Fifty-five percent of the respondents said they expect to see wealth decline in the next 12 months,” he said. “That compares to 39 percent back in February and 35 percent a year ago. So, farmers have become significantly more negative with respect to income and what’s likely to take place with regard to their wealth.”That coincides with weakness in the Large Farm Investment Index, which measures producers’ attitudes toward making large investments in their farming operation.“That decline again from a value of 48 a month ago to 37 in May, and that’s the lowest reading we’ve had for that Large Farm Investment Index since we started collecting data in the fall of 2015, as farmers pull back on making capital expenditures on their farming operations.”Those surveyed also continue to lose optimism about future farmland values and a resolution to the trade dispute with China by July first this year.“Back in March 45% of respondents said they expected to see it resolved by July 1; that number declined to 28% in April and fell further to 20% in May, so farmers are becoming less optimistic that the trade dispute will be resolved quickly. We followed that by asking do you think the trade dispute with China will ultimately be resolved in a way that benefits or is favorable to U.S. agriculture. Back in March 77 percent said they expected a favorable outcome. That declined somewhat in April to 71 percent and dropped again in May to 65 percent. So, farmers are becoming less optimistic that the trade dispute will be resolved quickly and they’re also becoming less optimistic that the trade dispute will be resolved in a way that is really favorable to U.S. agriculture.”The May barometer reading was 101, down from 115 in April and it has dropped 42 since the start of the year. Four hundred agricultural producers across the U.S. were surveyed in mid-May, prior to USDA’s trade mitigation package announcement and at a point where corn and soybean prices were just starting to climb but around a half dollar below where those prices are now.Both current and future economic conditions worsened considerably compared to a month earlier. The Index of Current Conditions fell to a reading of 84, down from 99, and the Index of Future Expectations fell to 108, down from 123.The May Ag Economy Barometer report is online here. Previous articlePurdue Provides Resources for Delayed Planting DecisionsNext articleCorteva Ready to Face the Future of Agriculture Andy Eubank Ag Barometer Lower Again in May Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The Rare Books of Brass

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Ever wondered how much rare books cost nowadays? Consider this: the oldest printed book is the Gutenberg Bible printed in the year 1455. To get a scale how much it’s worth today, if you had just one page of that book, it could be worth anywhere from $75,000 to $100,000. That’s according to David Brass, owner of David Brass Rare Books.In David Brass Rare Books, you can find all sorts of rare books from American English continental literature, children’s books, fine bindings, color plate books, private press books, and many more. Each has been examined, dated and priced by Brass himself with the help of Steve Gertz, an expert researcher who’s also the executive director of the book store.Brass was born (or in his words, “published”) into a family of book lovers. Brass’ great grandfather, Emmanuel Joseph, started the business in 1876 in Holywell Street, Strand. In 1901, Joseph moved the business to Charing Cross Road in London, a location famous for bookshelves in the old country.Interestingly, 84 Charing Cross Road, a best-selling novel, which was turned into a movie, then into a Broadway play is all about Brass’ family. The movie starred none other than Sir Anthony Hopkins, and you can tell how historically relevant Brass’ family is when it comes to books.Brass joined up with the sons of Emmanuel Joseph, Jack and Sam to continue on with the book business.But before becoming a bibliophile, Brass was your typical teenager. He wanted to be a rock and roll musician until he turned 21 when his family knocked some sense into him and encouraged him to go into the family business.At first he hated it. Hated it “until my grandfather once sent me off to Paris. I went to Paris the first time and I went to this bookshop where I have a look around and I found this book and I thought ‘that’s really a great, great copy of this book’ and it was quite expensive. I think it was like 500 pounds,” says Brass.Though his grandfather thought he was crazy for buying such an expensive book, they were able to sell it for £850, a profit of £350, and that was the “turning point for me,” says Brass.It wasn’t about the profit or the money though, Brass says what netted him was the thrill of the chase. “That’s what enlightened me and that’s what started my thrill of the chase and that’s what it’s been ever since,” says Brass.David Brass Rare Books store is located in Calabasa in the San Fernando Valley. Opened eight years ago, Brass tells us the reason why he opened his book store in Calabasas is simply because “We live here. We live in Calabasas.”Brass continues, “We moved to the states in ’93 from London and I was the vice president of Harris’ Book Shop in Los Angeles and I was there until ’94 and then we started up on our own here. I didn’t want to commute anymore. I didn’t want to drive down the Beverly Hills every day.”And Brass isn’t just well-known in the Calabasas area either, he’s a world-renowned figure in the world of books.He says, “I was the president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association in Great Britain and I am a member of ILEB which is the International League of Entrepreneur Booksellers. We’ve attended shows and conferences all over the world. I go to Japan every year, I’ve been there 34 times, a lot of business with the Japanese, a lot of business in Europe. We’ve been to Australia, we’ve been to South Africa, buying books, selling books, our customers are worldwide.”When it comes to hunting for the books, Brass tells us, “I generally go for the authors that I know. I have a very wide knowledge of the great books in most fields and that’s what you need to be a bookseller. You need great knowledge to be able to recognize things and you need taste and flare to fix something up and say, ‘I’ve never seen this before but it looks interesting.’”But despite the worldwide fame of Brass and hiss rare books, you won’t find his store easily and saunter in unannounced.Brass explains, “I don’t want to have an open bookshop. Our business is really entirely done on the telephone and our online presence and the catalogs that we put out. Very few people unfortunately come and see us and say, “We got to see more, but we want to see collectors.” You couldn’t have an open bookshop with this type of material, you just couldn’t do it.”Old books usually come in volumes instead of one single book, and the reason for this, Brass says, is because there was no television, no radio, at the time. He says, “reading was the main form of entertainment and if they made it too thick of book, people couldn’t fit it in their pockets. So they made them three books as you could take one with you, put it in your pocket.”Of course, books with an author’s autograph tends to be more valuable. But other than the author, even the recipient can add value to a books. Brass explains, “When you get a presentation, the recipient counts as well, so for instance, we recently had a copy of a first edition of Charles Dickens which is inscribed by Dickens to Hans Andersen and that’s great. And then we found out the story about and this was an amazing thing, it was one of twelve books that Dickens inscribed to Hans Andersen in London in 1840’s.”This suggests that if you ever have a chance to get a book signed, do so if you can. “Because you never know,” says Brass. “For instance, the real first edition of the Harry Potter book, the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, that’s now $20,000 to $30,000 book.”The other man behind David Brass Rare Books is Steve Gertz, executive director and a skilled researcher in his own right.Gertz tells us his role with the book store, “Aside from selling books, when we buy books, it’s up to me to figure out just exactly what the book is, research its history, find out as much as I can about that particular copy because sometimes the copy will have a book plate, the book may have belong to somebody famous or there could be an inscription that belong to somebody famous, and that famous person may have known the author which makes it even more interesting.”Unlike Brass who had to be pushed into the family business, Gertz says, “I have been a book lover since I was a child. I had no social life as a kid, my parents had to push me into boys scout and all that kind of stuff. My idea of a good time was to sit in my room and read.”For budding book collectors, Gertz tells us what it is that makes a good book to collect. “Basically the collectors like to have a book in its earliest possible published appearance. So you not only want the first edition but the first printing and sometimes the first printing will have different issues. So ideally, you want the first edition, first printing, first issue, collectors love it when the book is signed by the author. They love it when it’s belong to somebody who is associated with the author or someone that didn’t know the author at all but is someone of note in and out themselves.”Gertz adds, “They also want to know for instance the provenance of the book, where it came from, the chain. Some books we’ve had that passed through our hands have been around for 300 years so it’s always interesting to know who the owners have been over the last few hundred years.”With regards to his job, Gertz loves it, he says. “It’s fascinating. If every book tells a story, every book has a story. So it’s up to me to tell the story of the book.”For book lovers and collectors who would like to see what David Brass has in store for them, you don’t need to travel to Calabasas.On August 10-11 Bustamante Shows will be having an Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair at the Pasadena Center. David Brass Rare Books will be one of the dealers participating, so mark your calendars.To get in touch with David Brass Rare Books, you can call (818) 222-4103 or visit for more information.To find out more about the Bustamante Shows Antiquarian Book Fair at the Pasadena Center, visit Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Cover Story The Rare Books of Brass When it comes to rare books, few know it better than David Brass, owner of David Brass Rare Books. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 5, 2013 | 2:35 pm Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newslast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Obituaries & Nuacht Friday May 8th

first_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport, Obituaries & Nuacht Friday May 8th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 8, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Listen back to the main evening news, sport, obituaries and nuacht from Friday 8th May 2020 here:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Facebookcenter_img Previous articleTesting at LUH not being utilised – DohertyNext article27 more deaths, 156 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 News Highland Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Fire stations recruit burn survivor dogs to help advocate for fire safety

first_imgAdam Goldberg/AGoldPhoto via BEACH, Fla.) — Two fire stations in Florida have some unusual new recruits.These aren’t typical firefighters who haul heavy equipment to the scene of a dangerous blaze. Clover and Ruby are dogs who have survived fires, and are helping fire stations educate the public about fire safety and advocate for burn victims.Clover is serving at Madeira Beach Fire Station #25 while Ruby was recently inducted as a member of Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Station #65.Although both pups are happy in their new roles and look dashing in their service gear, they both have a painful past — they narrowly survived fires that left them scarred.Clover, her mother and litter mates were trapped in a shed fire in Alabama. Clover suffered significant burn wounds when piece of wood fell on top of her. She was treated at a local rescue and later transported to Suncoast Animal League in Florida for possible adoption.Madeira Beach Fire Station, which had actively been searching for a station dog, was delighted when they saw Clover’s adoption appeal on Facebook, and took her in.Meanwhile, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Station, which was also in search for a station dog, contacted the animal shelter to express interest in a burn survivor dog like Clover.As chance would have it, the shelter had recently placed Ruby in foster care following her transfer from Georgia where she had been in a fire that claimed her owner’s life. Ruby ran through the fire to escape and suffered third degree burns on her chest and legs.Now both dogs are settled in their new roles.“Many of us attend burn camp with children that have been burnt,” said Elizabeth Graham, public information officer for Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, told ABC News. “To have [Ruby] and show everybody that she is a survivor and that she can make it through, it’s amazing.”Graham recommends other fire stations adopt dogs like Clover and Ruby as they are also great companions for the firefighters.“We don’t always see the best things that happen to people,” said Graham. “When they get to come back to the fire station and see this dog that loves them and had a great day and wants to play, it helps out.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flooding rain soaking East Coast, brutal cold on the way for Midwest

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy rain stretches from Florida to Maine on Thursday morning with the major Northeast cities expecting storms during the morning and early afternoon hours.The same storm brought very heavy rain to parts of the southern U.S., causing flooding in parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida on Wednesday. Mild air combined with heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Ohio as local waterways rose due to melting ice and rainfall. The storm also brought widespread snowfall from Iowa to Michigan with over 6 inches in spots.Heavy rain was falling across parts of the Florida Panhandle and southern Georgia on Thursday morning. Rainfall rates could approach 2 inches per hour in the morning.Rain will intensify in the Northeast as the cold front interacts with the unusually mild air and create heavy downpours in the major Northeast cities during the morning hours, and through the early afternoon.Along with the heavy rain, wind gusts over 35 mph are possible Thursday in the Northeast, especially on the coast line. Winds on the coast could locally gust to 50 mph and cause power outages and damaging winds.Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the Northeast, which will cause localized flooding. In addition, mild air is rapidly melting snow and ice, which could cause additional flooding.Temperatures will start to drop with the passage of a cold front and could bring some mixed precipitation to parts of the interior Northeast on Thursday. All accumulations should be on the light side, but wet surfaces could get icy in areas outside major cities.Flood alerts and wind alerts have been issued for much of the East Coast through the day. Behind the storm, winter is beginning to make an intense push into the central U.S., with rounds of cold air, and a ground blizzard for parts of the Northern Plains.There are several waves of cold air, likely each one increasing in intensity, lurking in the central U.S. and Canada. A cold blast has already begun to take hold of the central U.S. Thursday morning with wind chills in the single digits and teens from the upper Midwest to the Mississippi River Valley.Another round of reinforcing cold air comes into the upper Midwest on Friday, and wind chills of minus 20 to minus 40 degrees likely in parts of the upper Midwest. Wind chills in Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be nearly minus 20 or lower.Then, over the weekend, the cold air will widen in scope, but decrease in intensity. On Sunday another round of cold air starts to move in from Canada and begins to impact the upper Midwest. Wind chills will plummet again, with very cold temperatures likely lasting through daylight hours in places like Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota. Wind chills on Sunday morning could dip below minus 40 degrees in the upper Midwest.The blast of polar air tries to make its way into the rest of the central U.S. early next week. There are strong signals on both global operational forecast models that well below average temperatures are in store for much of the central and parts of the eastern U.S. next week. It is too early to determine how low the wind chills will go at this point.But an intense cold blast will likely bring the coldest air so far this season to parts of the central U.S. next week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

…in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefCall for improved pay Local government employees believe better management and an end to pay cutsand deteriorating conditions will lead to improved services, according to aUnison report. Almost three-quarters of the 4,500 people taking part in thesurvey believe workloads have increased in the past year and over a thirdreport cuts in staff numbers. “Staff working for local councils are doinga good job, and want to do even better. But cutting their pay and conditions isnot the answer,” said Malcolm Wing, Unison’s head of local government. boost morale More than 70 per cent of staff think benefits and incentives are importantto job satisfaction, according to research by online retailer survey of 100 HR professionals found that this figure rose to 80 per centfor employees under the age of 34. But the research revealed that youngeremployees are often discriminated against in terms of benefits, with more thanthree-quarters of firms providing full benefits to senior level staff only.  www.peoplevalue.netMencap finds job gap Nearly 90 per cent of people believe those with learning disabilities areemployable, research by Mencap has found. The survey of more than 1,000 adultsshowed that 87 per cent thought people with learning disabilities should beable to work. But the charity said only 7 per cent of people with learningdisabilities actually have jobs. Richard Kramer, Mencap’s head ofcommunications, said, “There is still a long way to go before people withlearning disabilities are fully included in our society. But at least peopleare beginning to realise that they can hold down jobs, benefit from educationand live independently.” is still vital Job security is still seen as the most important factor in an employmentpackage, according 83 per cent of respondents to the annual Eden BrownEmployment Attitudes Survey. A total of 82 per cent think likeable colleaguesare important, 80 per cent chose money, 76 per cent equal opportunities and 75per cent comfortable conditions. Just over one in five workers say they havefaced discrimination at work – 35 per cent on grounds of age, 23 per centgender and 11 per cent race. Comments are closed. …in briefOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Marine Copepods, The Wildebeest of the Ocean

first_imgCopepods are amongst the most abundant animals on our planet. Who knew?! These small (typically 1–10 mm) crustaceans are found in all of the world’s oceans and play an important role in regulating Earth’s climate. Like wildebeest in the Serengeti graze on grasslands and are food for lions, herbivorous copepods represent a vital link in oceanic food chains between microscopic algae and higher predators, such as fish, birds, and whales. A group of copepods called Calanus are particularly important in the Northern Hemisphere. These tiny-but-mighty animals also share the wildebeest’s need to make a large annual migration—but in their case, they sink thousands of meters downwards to spend the winter in the deep, dark ocean. Understanding the lives of marine copepods, and how their populations will respond to climate change, is crucial for predicting the future health of the marine environment and how it helps our planet.last_img read more