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Should you buy these stocks and their 7% and 9% dividend yields for your ISA? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 | More on: BP HFD Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Fears over the impact of the coronavirus on oil demand, and the consequent share price fall for many of the world’s oil majors, leaves some of these companies looking pretty attractive right now.Take BP (LSE: BP) as an example. As I type, it carries a bulky dividend yield of 7% for 2020. A low forward P/E ratio of 11.5 times confirms its brilliance — on paper at least — as a true value hero.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…That’s not to say that I for one am happy to invest in the crude colossus today, though. I’ve long warned about the worrisome long-term outlook for oil prices on rising global supply and the near-term threat created by a slowing global economy. And that recent coronavirus outbreak has added another layer of risk to the BP earnings picture and those of its peers.UBS hacked back its first-quarter Brent forecasts by 6 bucks per barrel just yesterday. It now sits at $56. The downgrade means that the investment bank expects the black stuff to average $60 per barrel, down from its prior estimate of $63.50.These might not be the only sizeable reductions we see as the coronavirus crisis escalates either.  I for one won’t be touching BP with a bargepole right now.A better buy?I’m also not tempted to buy up Halfords Group (LSE: HFD) shares today. This is despite the release of some more reassuring retail sales numbers of late.Fresh Office for National Statistics (ONS) data this week showed retail sales volumes rose jump 0.9% in January. This was the largest monthly rise since March 2019 and gives a little hope to the likes of Halfords following a steady stream of terrible retail sales releases through 2019.But this anomalous release is exactly why I’m not interested in buying the battered retailer. Monthly sales gauges are notoriously volatile and I’d want to see more signs of retail improvement before taking the plunge with the car accessories and cycles seller. Indeed, the ONS noted that sales between November and January were down 0.8% compared to the prior three-month period.9%+ dividend yields!Halfords’s own trading details haven’t done much to change my bearish opinion either. Latest financials last month showed like-for-like sales in the 40 weeks to January 3 dropped 1.2%.Performance has been better of late, sure, with solid sales of cycling products (up 5.9%) helping group underlying sales rise 1.3% in the final 14 weeks. However, corresponding sales at its core auto division continued to shrink and were down 2.7% in those final weeks. There’s still clearly much more work for the retailer to do.City analysts certainly expect trading to remain tricky at Halfords. It’s why they expect earnings to drop 14% in the current financial year (to March 2020). Another 7% bottom-line reversal is anticipated for fiscal 2021 too.So forget about its cheapness, I say. Not even a low forward P/E ratio of 7.3 times and a bold 9.3% dividend yield is enough to encourage me to invest. See all posts by Royston Wild I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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first_imgBryn Meredith was famous for never taking a backward step, and the Welshman features on many people’s lists as one of the greatest hookers of all time His impact was such that Meredith was picked for the 1955 Lions tour where, as a mobile No 2, he thrived on the hard grounds. Nicknamed ‘Beatle’ early on by Irish lock Tom Reid for his prominent eyebrows, Meredith had a storming tour flanked by the fellow Welsh front-rows Billy Williams and Courtenay Meredith, and he scored in the second Test of the drawn series. “We didn’t have any coaches and played it off the top of our heads. We wanted to run it, which we did,” he said. Bryn Meredith lunges for the ball Major teams: London Welsh, NewportCountry: WalesTest span: 1954-62Wales caps: 34 (34 starts)Lions caps: 8 (8 starts)Test points: 12 (4T)Meredith had a long distinguished career at Newport, after being schooled at West Monmouth, starting out as a prop because “it gave me a better chance of getting picked”. After joining the Navy after school, Meredith’s sporting talent soon saw him graduating to play at Rodney Parade and latterly Wales as a hooker, where he made his debut in 1954 against Ireland in the Five Nations.It was a debut to forget as he was penalised in his first three scrums. Thankfully his fortunes improved as he went on to win 20 of his then record 34 Tests at hooker, captaining the side on numerous occasions. TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the 1959 tour, Meredith lost out on a Test place to the tour captain, Ronnie Dawson of Ireland. Uncomplaining, he even started on the flank in one game when injuries were mounting up and captained the Lions against the Junior All Blacks.He was more fortunate on the 1962 tour of South Africa, starting in all four Tests. Meredith retired after the tour having played a record-equalling 41 appearances for the Lions. Post-rugby Meredith went on to teach. Now 86, he still lives in his beloved Gwent.last_img read more

first_img Thanks a lot for the comment E.J. Charles Towne Charles Towne Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Thanks, Short enough to meet my Atention Spand, long enough to make the point! Charles Towne January 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm TAGSBullsCharles TowneInspirationTreadmills Previous articleAffordable health insurance still availableNext articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Hughley shooting suspect arrested Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 6 COMMENTS Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Bulls, elephants and other large animals… oh my!InspirationBy Charles TowneBack on the old home place we never owned a bull. We usually kept a cow for milk, a pig or two for slaughtering, a couple of horses, and chickens for eggs, and an occasional chicken dinner. but no bull.In my somewhat eventful life I have been chased by a broad assortment of critters. A disgruntled elephant was the largest. A bull elk with blood in his eye almost got me.   Chased by a horde of bald faced hornets, some of which caught me, chased by a dog or three, and yes, I was chased by a very ticked-off bull once, but that is another story. The fact that I am still taking up space on planet earth should tell you that I outran most of those varmints. Daddy had a farmer friend who owned a big, old, mean bull. That bull was one dangerous animal until the farmer came up with an idea.Now this was many years ago when many of the farms didn’t have electricity, but the farmer fixed that belligerent bull, as well as the electricity deficit at the same time by making a treadmill powered generator. He would lead that bull up onto the treadmill, throw a lever, and the treadmill would start to slowly turn just by the weight of the bull. As the treadmill turned, the bull would walk, and as the bull walked the treadmill turned, ad infinitum. As the bull walked and the treadmill turned the generator started to gen, or whatever it is that generators do, and the farmer had electric lights in his barn.Pretty darned clever if I must say so, and that bull was so tired after walking for a few hours he lost all his desire to create mischief.  I mean, that mean old bull walked until he was too pooped to pop.I suppose Papa God could treat us that way but He gave us free will which to my way of thinking was pretty darned considerate, if you know what I mean.Live fully,Love openly,And make a difference, todayCharles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Miacenter_img Please enter your comment! My compliments to this article written by Mr. Towne, and my compliments also to the photo of the bull. He is so handsome ( oh, and you too, Mr. Towne)…….. Also, this nice bull’s photo reminds me of all the BULL we will hearing coming soon in the next four year…..LOL Better used than abused! I like that. Thanks for the comment Theo, and God bless you in this new year. Charles January 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm EJ Oh now Mama Mia, I know that you are not referring to politics when you speak of the next four years. We don’t talk about such things in a nice family oriented venue. Thanks for the handsome comment though. The cows think he’s handsome too. Thanks for the comment, Charles better used than abused that bull was lucky the fate of humans who don’t fit in seldom as productive. January 1, 2017 at 10:59 am January 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 theo Reply Charles Towne January 14, 2017 at 10:29 pm Reply January 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm Reply last_img read more

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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute of Fundraising has advised its members to be cautious in deciding whether to take up the News of the World’s offer of free advertising to charities and causes in the final edition of the newspaper this Sunday.It reminded members this morning that they should bear in mind its Acceptance or Refusal of Donations Code of Fundraising Practice before making a decision.The Code explains that charities require a clear policy on the acceptance or refusal of donations is important for all charitable organisations. “Such a policy needs to be acceptable to all those associated with the charity and agreed formally by a charities’ trustees”, explained the Institute in a statement today, adding: “The decision as to whether a charity ought to accept a donation or not should be grounded in its mission and policy objectives”.Charities including the Royal British Legion and Beatbullying have already publicly severed their links with the News of the World, but those were for corporate partnerships rather than straight commercial advertising.The Code can be viewed or downloaded (in PDF) Tagged with: corporate Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Handle News of the World advertising opportunity with care, says Institute Howard Lake | 8 July 2011 | News  48 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

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Facebook ReddIt Fort Worth Botanic Garden holds grand opening for butterfly exhibit Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Greek organizations welcome new members with showcase Ernest Dominick Ernest Dominick Ernest Dominick Ernest Dominick Facebook Twitter printFrogs for the Cure chair and breast cancer survivor Ann Louden made a special announcement and planned for the future at the organization’s 11th annual victory celebration on Tuesday.After a decade of service and engagement for breast cancer awareness, Louden said there is even more excitement planned for the upcoming year.Frogs for the Cure is an on-campus organization that works with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The annual Frogs for the Cure Victory Celebration is an event that recognizes everyone who was engaged in the organization’s efforts the previous year.“The event is a celebration of all we have accomplished in 2015 and an opportunity for us to present the funds that have been directed toward Susan G. Komen,” Louden said.Louden also said the event was an opportunity to reminisce about creating and producing the organization’s annual music video. Last year’s video included more than 2,000 participants.Guests at the victory celebration interacted with SuperFrog, TCU cheerleaders, Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and NBC’s The Voice contestant Luke Wade, one of two featured vocalists in the 2015 Frogs for the Cure music video.“I love making music and playing shows, but what I enjoy even more is taking things I’ve learned from music and the fans I’ve made and connecting them with a great cause,” Wade said. “I’ve learned so much from people’s stories and have been touched by Komen and those involved in this fight. This will forever affect the way I write and perform music.”The mission of Frogs for the Cure includes providing awareness, offering education to TCU’s campus and the greater Fort Worth community and providing support to survivors and their families.Since its start in 2005, Frogs for the Cure has raised more than half a million dollars for Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth.Six-year breast cancer survivor and breast cancer awareness advocate Debbie Stevenson praised TCU for its involvement with spreading awareness.“Frogs for the Cure had a wonderful year in 2015,” Stevenson said. “What TCU is doing by spreading the word about breast cancer awareness is very important, especially to the young generation.”TCU, the only school in America that has a partnership with Susan G. Komen, was the first school in the country to host “pink-out” athletic games.Many who planned to attend the victory celebration expressed their enthusiasm for the program.“I’m really looking forward to seeing where the vision for Frogs for the Cure is going in 2016,” said Connor Roe, junior communication studies major.“There’s a real passion behind Frogs for the Cure and there are more people behind this cause than ever before,” said Liz Stallard, a senior whose mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Linkedin 2015 Frogs for the Cure music video volunteers form a giant breast cancer awareness ribbon in the Campus Commons. Ernest Dominick + posts Previous articleThe109: rabies cases often “overhyped” but remain a serious issueNext articleDepartment of Political Science offers opportunities for undergraduate research Ernest Dominick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Ernest Dominick is a journalism major with a minor in general business. He is from Marksville, Louisiana but has been based in Dallas since 2006. He is currently serving as a reporter for Greek Life at TCU. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Botanic Garden to host 8th bi-annual butterfly exhibit Market Square makes changes in response to student complaintslast_img read more

first_img Make a comment 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Craft Beer Crawl’s Cool Offerings Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour week is in full swing, keeping beer lovers happy by giving them lots of options and discounts! Happening until March 14, Happy Hour Week is brimming with surprises, deals, festivities, and of course all kinds of libations!And there’s no shortage of craft beer, that’s for sure. For Happy Hour Week, go for a craft beer crawl and enjoy the creations of local micro-breweries with the whole gang.Start your expedition at Barney’s Beanery. This local favorite pub is offering more than 20 options of craft beer for only $3.50!At Dog Haus Biergarten, you can enjoy their Beer of the Day for only $5. And get this—that’s all day, every day of Happy Hour Week!Choose five favorite canned beers in an ice bucket and pay only $20—this awesome deal offered by Lucky Baldwins Pub.There are 97 beers on tap at Slater’s 50/50 and you can try any one of them for $3.50!Cap off your beer crawl with a visit to Rocco’s Tavern. Get to enjoy two craft beers for the price of one from Monday to Friday.Epic night guaranteed!Barney’s Beanery is located at 99 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 405-9777 or visit Haus Biergarten is located at 93 E. Green St. Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 683-0808 or visit Baldwins Pub is located at 17 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 795-0652 or visit’s 50/50 is located at 61 N. Raymond Ave. For more information, call (626) 765-9700 or visit’s Tavern is located at 44 W. Green St. For more information, call (626) 765-6810 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Bars & Clubs Carft Beer Crawl’s Cool Offerings From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 1:17 pm 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgPeople are being warned about a Broadband phone scam with the caller pretending to be from the utility company.The fraudster claims there are issues with the customers broadband service and offers to fix the problem.Gardai say the callers sound genuine even offering to transfer you to their supervisor, but they are really trying to trick people into revealing their banking or card details. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – February 19, 2019 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Gardai warn of broadband phone scam Twitter Previous articleDeclan Boyle starts National title defence in BirrNext articleLYIT Ladies lose to UCC in Kelly Cup Quarter-Final News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Pinterest It’s emerged that a number of people working at Letterkenny University Hospital who have been swabbed for Covid-19 are being asked to continue working.Others, who believe they are close contacts, it’s claimed have not been tested at all.Cllr Gerry McMonagle, a member of the HSE’s Western Regional Health Forum, says he’s been contacted by a number of staff members who work in all areas of the hospital.Calling for a quicker turnaround in test results for health workers, he said many of them are very worried…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 6, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further In a response to queries from Highland Radio News, Saolta say -“Healthcare workers who develop respiratory symptoms or who are identified as close contacts of a confirmed case must self-isolate (if they have symptoms) or restrict their movements/stay at home, (if close contacts) and stay off work. Even if their Covid test result is negative, they must continue to restrict their movements for 14 days.LUH follows the national public health guidance in relation to the management of suspect cases, confirmed cases and close contacts”. Twitter Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan AudioHomepage BannerNews *Update* LUH staff told to work while awaiting C-19 results Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleRelief as BreastCheck resumption is confirmedNext articleSaolta warns of long wait times at LUH News Highland last_img read more

first_img In today’s rat-race world, family reunions are not as prevalent as they used to be.And, for that reason, some families are making determined efforts to bring family members together often enough for one generation to know the other.“Everything has changed,” said Henry Curtis, a descendant of John Douglas Curtis who was an influential member of the Troy community in the early 1800s. “It used to be families got together at least once a year, but now families are so scattered. They may stay connected by emails or on the Internet but they don’t get together often. But, it is important for families to stay connected.” Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Henry Curtis, Steven Curtis, Virginia Bush, Libby Doty and Linda Agar of Troy are descendants of John Douglas Curtis who was a prominent figure in Pike County, having made his mark in Monticello and in Troy.John Douglas Curtis was born in 1794 in Hancock County, Ga. As a young man, he moved with his family to Clark County in South Alabama where he was actively involved in the community and was a member of the State Militia. He married Lucretia John Dyer, who had moved with her family to the area from South Carolina.The couple moved to Pike County in the late 1820s and settled in the Monticello area.Henry Curtis said the patriarch of his family was involved with the governing body of the town of Monticello, which was the county seat at that time. Book Nook to reopen Skip Published 3:00 am Friday, July 31, 2015 You Might Like Betty Jim Knight Lott Mrs. Betty Jim Knight Lott age 76 of Troy Died, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Baptist Medical Center South. Funeral… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits When the county seat was moved to Troy, John Douglas Curtis and his family settled in Providence on Crenshaw County. He commuted back and forth to Troy. While in Troy, he stayed at the inn owned and managed by Granny Ann Love, an early pioneer of the area.He was very active in activities in the Troy community, serving as justice of the peace, postmaster and circuit clerk.“In 1838, he made the arrangements that secured the land for the courthouse at the new county seat of Troy,” Henry Curtis said. “He was involved in bringing a Methodist church to Troy which became the First Methodist Church of Troy. At the time of his death, he was the Worshipful Master of the Troy Masonic Lodge.”John Douglas Curtis died around 1842 or 1843. He and his wife are thought to be buried in the Curtis-Dyer family cemetery along with their children and other family members. However, there are no markers to verify their final resting places.“Times were hard in those times and many people died young,” Virginia Bush said. “John Douglas Curtis amassed a sizable estate which consisted primarily of land. As it happened with many other families, most of the estate was lost over the years after his death. It was more than 20 years after his death before his estate was settled. The part of the land where the cemetery is located is still in the family.”Family reunions are opportunities for families to share the stories that tie them to the past and connect them with the future.“Family reunions are important for those reasons,” Henry Curtis said. “For those reasons, we hope to have more reunions of the John Douglas Curtis family.” Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Curtis family holds reunion, connecting past to future On Saturday, the John Douglas Curtis family will get together in the spirit of reunion at the Troy Country Club. This will be the third gathering of the family since 2004 and approximately 60 members of all ages are expected to attend.Most members of the John Douglas Curtis family live in Alabama, but a few members will cross state lines to attend.Several members of the family live in Troy, and others are in the Glenwood community area. Email the author Latest Storieslast_img read more

first_imgThe mega-epibenthos of two different geographic areas, the Antarctic Peninsula and the high Antarctic (eastern Weddell Sea), were investigated using underwater video. The distribution of the marine fauna at shallow depths between 55 and 160 m in these two areas was investigated to determine whether there are any zoogeographic differences at the community level. A total of 237 taxa represented by 85,538 individuals was identified. Multivariate analyses revealed significant faunal differences between northern Marguerite Bay (western Antarctic Peninsula) and the stations from the Weddell Sea, Atka Bay and Four-Seasons Bank. Echinoderms, especially ophiuroids, dominated Marguerite Bay, bryozoans and ascidians were abundant at Atka Bay, and hydroids and gorgonians were well represented at Four-Seasons Bank. These clear differences can mainly be explained by the influence of local environmental conditions that are probably the primary feature responsible in shaping the Antarctic shallow-water epifauna and not an intensive exchange with larger depths or a limited dispersion due to scarce and isolated shallow areas. In addition, modes of reproduction and characteristics of the early life history (e.g. brooding, viviparity or budding) of key taxa may also shape patterns of species distribution in shallow benthic Antarctic communities.last_img read more