In the summer, Kerry Co-op sent out a consultative document to gauge where farmer shareholders saw the future of Kerry Co-op and what the co-op should do with its 13.7pc stake in Kerry Group. The document asked members if they wanted to use the shareholding to fund the purchase of the agri-trading arm of Kerry Group PLC, or to establish a milk processing venture by way of a partnership or merger with another trading entity. Serious differences have emerged in recent months between the Kerry Co-op board and a section of its shareholders, some of whom are represented by the Kerry Co-op Shareholders Alliance. Alliance members want to sell their remaining 13.7pc stake in Kerry Group PLC, headed by Edmond Scanlon, and share the dividends, worth on average around €165,000, among co-op shareholders. Alliance member, dairy farmer Dave Scannell from Listowel, said the results of the consultation were released to directors last week but claimed that members are being denied the results. … [Read more...] about Kerry Co-op in row over ‘top secret’ review results
Online conspiracy theorists have gone into melt-down after a mysterious object was spotted at a 'top secret' US military base. Google Maps didn't update its satellite imagery of the area for nearly a decade. Between 2008 and 2016, the base in southwestern Nevada was shown on satellite images as a series of dry lake beds, but the real pictures were finally released following public outcry. The test range lies around 70 miles northwest of the infamous Area 51 facility, synonymous with UFOs and conspiracy theories, giving added weight to the latest "spot" to be highlighted by popular UFO YouTube channel SecureTeam10. The video, uploaded on October 31, shows some kind of object poking out the front of an aircraft hangar, but it's been blurred or censored at source. "We don't know what it is because they have completely blurred it out," the narrator says during the video. He also points out other military vehicles parked or stationed around the hangars, but they aren't blurred out. Only … [Read more...] about Has a ‘top secret US spy plane’ been exposed by Google Earth?
THE stunning true story of how a British expedition to the Antarctic helped defeat the Nazis has been revealed for the first time in a new book. Launched at the 1943 height of World War Two, Operation Tabarin was said to be a top-secret project to establish military bases and watch German and Japanese activities in the freezing South Pole. But the expedition also helped protect vital allied shipping in the South Atlantic - and crucially helped stamp out Argentina's efforts to reclaim the Falklands. German cruisers had already been terrorising Norwegian whalers off the coast of Antarctica - with one boat seizing 20,320 tonnes of valuable whale oil from the allied war effort. The incident led to HMS Queen of Bermuda patrolling the area between South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands and Weddell Sea - and the expedition soon followed. Lead botanist Ian MacKenzie Lamb was a member of the innitial crew - and stayed on until the end of the war. Lamb’s account is told in a new book, … [Read more...] about Amazing full story of top-secret World War Two Antarctic mission ‘to spy on Nazi troops in the South Pole’ told for the first time
Drummer Dan Shaw is busy working on a ‘top secret’ project for Robbie Williams – after landing an award for his contribution to Latin music. The 23-year-old, of Meir Heath, scooped the award from the Lingua Franca World Music Agency and Salsa En Manchester for his contribution to the Latin genre in light of his performances for July Julay and the Mambo Kings. And Dan is making sure his music career continues to run at a quick beat with plans to refurbish his own Hanley-based recording studio along with his secret project for megastar Robbie. Dan has been drumming for 11 years and is in eight different bands including salsa and bachata outfit July Julay and the Mambo Kings. He also offers drumming lessons and sells equipment at his studio Razor Record Productions. Dan said: “I dabble with different types of music styles. I like jazz, salsa, bachata and funk. “Since winning the award, I've decided to finish my studio and push the Latin side of my … [Read more...] about This drummer is working on a top secret project with Robbie Williams!
It spends its days trudging through the darkest corners of the internet, but the GCHQ has now officially joined Instagram. The listening post launched an account on Wednesday, two years after becoming the first spy agency to join Twitter as part of its drive for more transparency. Its first post, uploaded at 1pm on Wednesday, showed a picture of the headquarters with a sign reading "no photograph" and the caption: "Well this is going to be interesting... Follow us for a glimpse into our secret world." The account on the picture-sharing platform will provide a glimpse behind the doors of the top-secret organisation and an insight into the life of an intelligence officer. A GHCQ spokeswoman said: "People generally know we're working 24/7 to help keep the country safe, but they don't get the chance to see behind the scenes. "Hopefully this will help dispel some myths and show who we are as individuals." It is the latest step in a drive towards greater openness after the … [Read more...] about GCHQ joins Instagram to give public ‘glimpse behind the scenes’ of top-secret spy agency