trials of Leeds United and Peter Ridsdales
resignation as chairman drew comment from
Dr Bill Gerrard of LUBS in the Times.
The reshuffle at Elland Road has led Dr Gerrard
to be cautiously optimistic about
the clubs future, reported the Daily
Professor Stuart Lane from geography has been
examining statistics to explain the increases
in flooding of Yorkshire rivers (Reporter
489). Changes in land use may be the main
cause and field work to confirm this is under
way, reported the Yorkshire Post
and Yorkshire Evening Post.
Talking to the Daily Telegraph,
Professor Lane said: Something other
than rainfall is causing the flooding, something
which affects how the water drains off the
land, where it can go and at what speed. That
is the land itself, and how that land is managed.
Director of the credit management research
centre Professor Nick Wilson joined BBC
Radio Five Lives breakfast show
to discuss Halfords policy of taking
90 days credit and late payment of commercial
Commenting in the online Derry Journal
about the fifth anniversary of the Good Friday
agreement, Professor Colin Harvey from law
was positive about the approach taken: The
emphasis on democratic bodies, institutional
transformation and the inclusion of a substantial
human rights and equality agenda provides
a template not just for Northern Ireland.
The meeting of President Bush and Prime Minister
Tony Blair in Belfast reflects a belief that
despite ongoing problems, progress is being
made in the search for lasting peace.
Professor Harvey also joined BBC Radio
Leeds to discuss Iraqs future.
We must ensure that the UN is fully
involved in the post-war reconstruction of
Iraq. Extensive UN involvement and backing
will help reassure those who are troubled
by the dangers ahead, he said.
New techniques developed by an earth sciences
team at Leeds will make analysis of ancient
sea water possible, reported the Guardian.
This will be the oldest sea water ever
investigated, said Dr David Banks. The
work has been made possible by a new laboratory
in earth sciences (see page 4). An editorial
in the same paper said that drinking
this stuff ... would almost certainly be a
disgusting experience, but added that
the University has a natural partner
in the local brewery, Tetleys, for an
experiment in marketing a bottled version
of the Elixir of Life.
Professor Juliet Lodge was interviewed by
Spanish national and regional TV, radio and
press on the future of the EU,
e-democracy, and the implication of the Iraq
crisis for EU unity, following her opening
speech at the information and communication
technologies conference in Bilbao.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research Professor
John Fisher was identified by his peers as
one of the countrys top ten medical
engineers in the Independent on Sunday:
A specialist in joint replacements and
artificial heart valves, he heads a group
that has developed new materials and designs
for artificial joints. Professor Fisher
said: There are now opportunities to
harness developments in biological sciences
to deliver new solutions for tissue replacement
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