Latest David Harper Stories

Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

2012-03-26 14:26:31

Viruses that can target and destroy bacteria have the potential to be an effective strategy for tackling hard-to-treat bacterial infections. The development of such novel therapies is being accelerated in response to growing antibiotic resistance, says Dr David Harper at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin. Bacteriophages are viruses that can infect bacteria and multiply within them, breaking down the cell and destroying the bacteria - amplifying themselves...

2010-02-08 12:30:00

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the UK is gearing itself up to import tens of thousands of roses to send to loved ones as a symbol of affection. However, across the world, Kenya sees an increasingly devastated ecosystem as this tradition continues. If you are lucky enough to receive a rose, you are usually more concerned with who it is from, not where it is from, and that is the problem Dr David Harper, Senior Lecturer from the University of Leicester's Department of Biology, has...

2009-02-13 16:29:02

Ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester, Dr David Harper, who has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, today warned that cut-price Valentine roses exported for sale in the UK were 'bleeding that country dry'. Dr Harper, of the University's Department of Biology where he is a senior lecturer, claimed that cheap roses grown by companies that had no concern for the environment were having a devastating effect on the ecology of Lake Naivasha -...

2008-07-30 12:00:00

BROOKFIELD, Wis., July 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Pinstripe, Inc., a leading human resources and recruitment outsourcing company, today announced the addition of two industry leaders, David Harper and David Scholz, to its Healthcare Advisory Board. "I'm very pleased by the addition of these outstanding healthcare leaders to our Advisory Board. David Harper and David Scholz have extensive management experience, industry knowledge and proven track records. As the Healthcare industry...

2008-07-11 12:00:41

By DAVID HARPER What started out as a secondary airfield has become one of the busiest U.S. aviation hubs. You may have heard that Jones Riverside Airport is one of the busiest in the country, but Dr. Thomas Dodson had another description for it Saturday. "It's the most fun airport in the United States," Dodson said, leaning against the wing of his friend Joe Norton's restored Royal Canadian Air Force post-World War II Chipmunk trainer. Dodson has one just like it, and the two...

2008-03-11 14:55:00

A University of Leicester ecologist is setting out to discover why flamingos are so in the pink of health - in the poo!Dr David Harper, of the Department of Biology at the University of Leicester, has been studying lesser flamingos for nine years. His research has been carried out in the lakes of East Africa but new investigations he has carried out for the first time in India have- by his own admission "“ given him "Ëœrather a shock.'He said: "Lesser flamingos are graceful,...

2006-01-13 18:09:08

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A group of Canadian aboriginal leaders said on Friday their northern communities are in a state of emergency because abnormally mild temperatures have hindered construction of vital winter roads. "We were told all along that global warming is going to affect our roads and now we see that today," said David Harper, chief of the Garden Hill First Nation. "Without the winter roads, all essential goods have to be flown into the region."...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'