Deputy McConalogue told that school jobs cuts won’t be reversed

first_img Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – December 14, 2011 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp WhatsApp Deputy McConalogue told that school jobs cuts won’t be reversed Google+ The Government will not be reversing it’s decision to remove 428 posts allocated to disadvantaged schools around the country.The rules on class sizes under the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools programme  are to be changed and will see disadvantaged schools class sizes increase to 22 pupils.In the Dail last night Donegal North-East Deputy, Charlie McConalogue called on the Government to reverse their decision.He says as a result of this decision, many schools in Donegal would suffer:[podcast][/podcast]But the Education Minister Ruari Quinn said the decision couldnt be reversed.He said a number of teaching posts would be held in reserve to reduce the impact to schools most acutely affected.And he said the Department of Education would examine staffing arrangements on a case by case basis to ensure the changes to staffing arrangements would be minimised as much as possible:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleHighest ever wave in Irish waters recorded off DonegalNext articleEircom fails to answer Letterkenny Council’s calls News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Facebook Twitter Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Trophodynamics of Protomyctophum (Myctophidae) in the Scotia Sea (Southern Ocean)

first_imgThis study investigated spatial and temporal patterns in distribution, population structure and diet of Bolin’s lanternfish Protomyctophum bolini, Tenison’s lanternfish Protomyctophum tenisoni and gaptooth lanternfish Protomyctophum choriodon in the Scotia Sea using data collected by midwater trawl during spring, summer and autumn. Protomyctophum bolini was the most abundant species of the genus encountered throughout the Scotia Sea with the greatest concentrations occurring around the Antarctic Polar Front (APF). This species had a life cycle of 2+ years, but spatial differences in population structure were apparent as the I-group was absent from all regions south of the APF, suggesting that the species does not recruit in the Scotia Sea. Protomyctophum tenisoni occurred mostly in waters characteristic of the APF and was absent from the southern Scotia Sea. It had a limited size range, but there was clear size-related sexual dimorphism with males significantly larger than females. The species had a life cycle of c. 2 years, but the I-group (c. 1 year old, 1 November to 31 October the next year) occurred only in regions close to the APF suggesting that recruitment is restricted to these waters. A seasonal southward migration for P. choriodon is likely as the species occurred mostly to the south-west of South Georgia in summer, but extended to the sea-ice sectors in autumn. Protomyctophum choriodon had a life cycle of 4+ years in the Scotia Sea and the population was dominated by age classes >3 years old. Larval stages were absent during the surveys for all species. Diurnal variations in vertical distribution were apparent for all three species. Interspecific variations in diet were evident, but all species were primarily copepod feeders, with Metridia spp., Rhincalanus gigas and Calanus simillimus generally dominating their diet. Small euphausiids, principally Thysanoessa spp., were also an important component of their diets, particularly for P. choriodon which had the largest body size. The spatial and temporal variations in diet for both P. bolini and P. tenisoni were broadly consistent with underlying abundance patterns within the mesozooplankton community.last_img read more