Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgLaw Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileLaw Union & Rock Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of insurance business. The company provides non-life insurance policies which includes cover for motor, fire, burglary, general household and home owners comprehensive, group personal accident, all risks, workmen’s compensation, general third party liability, marine, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, money, fidelity guarantee, engineering, oil and gas, cargo, onshore property, legal liability, construction erection, business interruption, and bonds insurance policies. The company was founded in 1951. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

John Lewis & Waitrose announce campaign to raise £5m for struggling families

first_img“This year has created even greater inequality in society with a catastrophic effect on some of the most vulnerable, and we are determined to play our part in addressing this. Everyone has a right to nourishment and a safe, warm home and we believe that as a Partnership, we can be an enduring force for good, which lasts well beyond Christmas. We don’t just want to talk about it, we want every customer, community and Partner to show their kindness in supporting these causes.”The two retailers will be encouraging Partners and customers to spread kindness in their own communities both over Christmas and beyond. Customers will be encouraged to support the campaign in one of five different ways:Making a charity donation, which will be matched by the retailer to the value of £2mBuying one of a variety of exclusive and limited edition campaign productsShopping in one of the two retailers’ shops and using their My JL and My Waitrose loyalty card which will trigger a donation to the two charitiesShowing kindness to someone who needs it Helping in their local communityTo help, Waitrose and John Lewis shops will also be committing surprise acts of generosity towards their customers. A further fund of over £1m has also been created to ensure all of the retailers’ shops will be actively partnering with FareShare and Home-start and local disadvantaged family charities in their communities.  The John Lewis Partnership has recently stated its ambition to be a different kind of business, as a force for good. This year’s Christmas campaign will embody this principle and in a campaign that will be brought to life through a variety of channels.  Peter Grigg, Chief Executive of Home-Start UK said:  “We have all seen first-hand how the pandemic is pushing families to the edge, especially those already facing challenges in their lives. Home-Start is there for families when they need us most and we have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown in our communities during the pandemic. But there is so much more to do. Working with John Lewis Partnership colleagues, customers and communities, we can reach more families and communities at this vital time. We are proud to be a partner in this exciting ambition to transform the lives of thousands of families and children this Christmas and beyond.”Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, added: “In what has been an incredibly tough year for so many, more people than ever are turning to local charities and community groups for support because they simply can’t afford the food they need to feed their families and themselves. At FareShare, the demand for food has more than doubled as a result of the pandemic so this partnership comes at such a crucial time. We are so delighted to partner with Waitrose and John Lewis to provide support for the thousands of people in need across the UK in the run up to Christmas and over the winter months.” Main image: A family eating food provided by FareShare John Lewis & Waitrose announce campaign to raise £5m for struggling families AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  235 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 31 October 2020 | News Tagged with: John Lewis Partnership About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. John Lewis & Waitrose will launch a campaign in November to raise £5 million to help FareShare and Home-Start support struggling families in the UK.The campaign, launched in response to the current times, which have seen FareShare double the amount of food it provides since the pandemic started, will be complemented by this year’s Waitrose and John Lewis Christmas ad.The retailers are aiming to provide support for at least 100,000 families by raising the funds for FareShare and Home-Start, whilst also shining a light on the long term need for kindness as the impact of the pandemic continues. James Bailey, Executive Director of Waitrose & Partners, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

Underdogs once more: Previewing TCU at Oklahoma

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Twitter Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleSGA to host free concert in JanuaryNext articleTransportation master plan presented at public meetings Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt Facebook printAll season long the Frogs have gone by the mantra of “prove them right.” This weekend it’s back to “prove them wrong.”The No. 18 Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-1 Big 12 Conference) travel to Norman, Oklahoma, Saturday to take on the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners (9-1, 6-1), with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.The Frogs enter the game as the underdog, a situation they have not been in since last season’s infamous game against Baylor on Oct. 11, 2014, in Waco, Texas.TCU head coach Gary Patterson had one word to describe that situation: “perfect.”As the Frogs enter a stadium where the home team has only lost four times dating back to the 2006 season, they will have to put up one a fight in order to improve to 10-1 on the season.The Frogs will potentially be more shorthanded on both sides of the ball than at any other point in the season when they take the Sooners, arguably the toughest opponent on the Frogs’ schedule this season.Already thin on defense, the Frogs’ offense took a major hit against Kansas Saturday when quarterback Trevone Boykin exited the game early with an ankle injury and did not return. Boykin’s status for this weekend is questionable.Patterson said on Tuesday red shirt freshman Foster Sawyer is on pace to get the nod as starting quarterback in the event that Boykin is unavailable.Patterson announced Wednesday standout wide receiver Josh Doctson, who leads the Frogs in touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards, will miss the remainder of the regular season due to a wrist injury he suffered against Oklahoma State.If both ends of the Boykin-Doctson connection, which has lead the Frogs’ offense all season, are absent, it could spell serious trouble for TCU.Now in their 17th season under head coach Bob Stoops, the Sooners have been an interesting story this season.Coming off a disappointing 8-4 campaign last year and gutting out a few wins early this season, many people wrote off the Sooners when they were downed by Texas on Oct. 10, which entered the game at 1-4.Since that loss, Oklahoma has made a complete U-turn. Not only have they run the table in their last five games, but the Sooners have outscored their opponents by 192 points and have out-gained them by an average of 309.8 yards.In that stretch the Sooners thrashed Kansas State 55-0 in Manhattan, Kansas, dominated Texas Tech 63-27 in Norman, and knocked off then No. 6 Baylor 44-34 in Waco, Texas, handing the Bears their first home loss since 2012.The Sooners have a wide range of weapons that have enabled them to be so dominant in recent weeks.Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is in his first season playing at Oklahoma, is averaging 308.2 passing yards per game and threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns last weekend at Baylor.Sophomore running back Samajae Perine is also a threat, averaging 97.2 rushing yards per game with 12 rushing touchdowns on the season.The Frogs will also have to watch out for senior wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who leads the team with 61 receptions, 9 touchdown receptions and an average of 100.3 receiving yards per game.With all the weapons the Sooners have on offense, the Frog defense will need to continue to put up the types of strong performances they had against teams such as West Virginia and Texas.Patterson confirmed Tuesday that Nick Orr will be ready to play after exiting late in the game against Kansas when he took a shot to the head trying to break up a pass.Outside linebacker Ty Summers should have some confidence entering the game after recording a crucial interception late in the win over the Jayhawks.If the defense can’t get the job done, the Frogs will have to find a way to win on offense like they have done so often this year. That will be quite the task, though, if the Frogs are without Boykin and Doctson.Players such as senior tailback Aaron Green and sophomore running back Kyle Hicks will have to step up and have big games running the ball.Final thoughts and predictionThis game will be brutal for the Frogs any way you look at it. The Frogs are less than 100 percent. Oklahoma is playing arguably the best football in the country, and Norman is one of the most hostile places for an opponent to play.It won’t help either that the low for Saturday night in Norman is 28 degrees. Patterson said “not one advantage comes to our side,” entering the contest.Oklahoma 49, TCU 33 Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Trevone Boykin stiff arms a defender at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma on Oct. 5, 2013 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Straka Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings + posts last_img read more

Postseason bound: Women’s basketball selected to play in WNIT

first_img + posts ReddIt ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine Previous articleJanczak earns Big 12 Pitcher of the WeekNext articleBeach volleyball suffers seventh consecutive loss Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Twitter Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio printTCU women’s basketball was selected Monday night to play in the 2018 Women’s Postseason NIT. The Horned Frogs will host Lamar at Schollmaier Arena Thursday in the tournament’s first round.The Postseason WNIT is a 64-team, single-elimination tournament with all games hosted by participating schools. The bracket is comprised of 32 automatic berths and 32 at-large berths.TCU is one of three Big 12 teams in the WNIT along with West Virginia and Kansas State.The Horned Frogs earned the league’s automatic berth by being the highest finishing team in the regular-season standings that was not selected into the NCAA Championships.The Horned Frogs will enter the tournament with 19 wins, their most since joining the Big 12. The women also recorded their most Big 12 wins in a season with nine, played in their first conference tournament semifinal and earned their first top-25 ranking since 2010.Lamar finished the season with a 22-7 record, won the Southland Conference regular season championship and recorded a 17-1 conference record.Thursday’s matchup with Lamar will tip-off at 6:30 p.m.. The complete bracket can be viewed here.The winning team will play the winner of Louisiana Tech and Missouri State. The date and location are yet to be determined. I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU vs Oklahoma University women’s basketball at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on January 27, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Love Your Heart – a Women’s Health and Wellness Event

first_img 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 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. Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 397-5000 or visit www.huntingtonhospital.com. Jeannie Shen, MD and Tina Ivie, RN navigator, shared important tips for overall health and breast cancer awareness.On Saturday, July 18, Huntington Memorial Hospital hosted Love Your Heart – a Women’s Health and Wellness Event, in partnership with the American Heart Association, to raise overall health awareness in the Asian-Pacific Islander community. The event featured informational booths on topics such as – heart health, women and children’s services, cancer screening guidelines and treatment options, and nutrition. Participants received acupressure tips, complimentary screenings on blood pressure, breast health information and learned the skills necessary to save a life with hands-only CPR. Subscribe 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Jeannie Shen, MD, medical director, breast surgery, Huntington Hospital and Ying-Ying Goh, MD, health officer, City of Pasadena, offered attendees presentations focusing on important lifestyle and nutrition guidelines to help reach overall wellness. Theresa Lin, celebrity chef, demonstrated how to make a heart-healthy meal. Gatherings Love Your Heart – a Women’s Health and Wellness Event From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 | 12:06 pm Community News Community News Top of the News Celebrity Chef Theresa Lin (center) with Love Your Heart attendees; Lin provided cooking demonstrations with heart-healthy recipes at the event. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Cowen says cross-border radiation unit still for Derry

first_img Pinterest Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Cowen says cross-border radiation unit still for Derry Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ The final communique issued following yesterday’s North South Ministerial Council meeting in Dublin includes confirmation that the proposal to develop a cross border radiation unit in Derry remains a priority.Taoiseach Brian Cowen last night used the proposal as an example of what cross border cooperation can achieve.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/cowen1pm.mp3[/podcast]The health lobby group Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest has welcomed the Taoiseach’s restated commitment to the Altnagelvin Hospital proposal, saying the project cannot happen soon enough. WhatsAppcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Previous articleBail delayed for sex accussed while new address is arrangedNext articleSuspended sentence for man guilty of sex with a 13 year-old News Highland By News Highland – July 6, 2010 News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Man arrested in connection with vast gorse fire in West Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Man arrested in connection with vast gorse fire in West Donegal Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNew beach wheelchair unveiled at Rossnowlagh beachNext articleCouncil urged to fast track takeover process on Inishowen estates News Highland Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A man has been arrested in connection with a vast gorse fire in West Donegal.The fire, which broke out on Good Friday caused widespread devastation to land and property and took several hours to bring under control.The man was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and brought to Milford Garda Station for questioning.He has since been released without charge.A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.The investigation commenced following an outbreak of gorse fire in west Donegal, on the 19th April 2019 between the hours of 1pm and 10.30pm.Considerable damage was caused to a house in the Drumnacart & Annagry area, damage was caused to a tractor and various other items on the properties.No injuries were reported.Gardai say that the investigation is on-going. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – May 3, 2019 Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+last_img read more

28 more people die from Covid-19, 500 new cases

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – April 9, 2020 28 more people die from Covid-19, 500 new cases Twitter Google+ Previous articleCouncil warn over illegal dumping at recycling facilitiesNext articleFurther five confirmed cases in Donegal – 125 in total News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A further 28 people are confirmed to have died from Covid19 in the Republic. 500 new cases confirmed today – highest figure recorded in a single day.It now brings the death toll to 263 while the number of confirmed cases stands at 6,574. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Brundidge to begin sewer, water project

first_img Council Member Cynthia Pearson said the council should not drop the ball.“We need to do what is best for the citizens of Brundidge,” she said.The council voted in favor of the resolution and will continue to pursue a course of action that will determine the future of Brundidge Landfill.The council received only one bid for its drug dog. That bid was by Jones Animal Clinic in Brundidge.  Being no other bids, the council accepted the bid. 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Glen Adkins, chief of the Brundidge Fire Department, attended the meeting and announced the awarding of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purpose of purchasing a Kubota RTV that the VFD had requested in the grant application.The grant funds totaled $14,535.Adkins expressed appreciation to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the grant and his appreciation was echoed by the mayor and council members.Jane Ward, director of Sav-A-Life in Troy, attended the meeting and expressed appreciation for the council’s support of the organization.“My vision for a long term goal is to have a one-day a week center here in Brundidge,” she said. “We have clients from this area who have problems getting transportation to Troy and we would like to have a presence here.”Ramage quickly offered the city’s annex on South Main Street to Sav-A-Life.“The county is in the building on Tuesdays and OCAP on Wednesdays but any other day, Monday, Thursday or Friday would be available to Sav-A-Life,” Ramage said.Ward expressed appreciation for the offer and said she will work with the city to make it happen.Prior to the council’s regular meeting, the council held a public hearing which was the final step before putting a lien on property at 307 Windmill Drive in an effort to recoup the expenses incurred by the city in cleaning the property.The council voted to place a lien on property. The papers will have to be process at the Pike County Courthouse. The property will not be available for sale until the lien is cleared.The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Book Nook to reopen The ruling was handed down last week regarding the city’s suit against the Coffee County Commission and Brundidge Acquisitions. The court ruled in favor to the defendants, leaving the city with a decision about its future course of action.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said there is a time line of 42 days for the city to respond to the ruling.“If we do not respond within that time line, then we lose any chance for appeal,” Ramage said. “With this resolution, we are giving the city the authority to consult with our lawyers to determine the best course of action.” Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Brundidge City Council moved ahead with a proposed $1.5 million citywide sewer and water project at its Tuesday meeting. The council voted to authorize plans to be drawn up for the project by Polyengineering of Dothan.Max Mobley, Polyengineering, discussed the project with the council members and brought them up to date on the upgrades that are needed to the city’s water and sewer systems and recommended the upgrades that should be addressed first. The city will apply for a Community Development Block Grant that, if awarded, would reduce a portion of the city’s cost of the project.The council voted in support of a resolution to consult with city attorneys to determine what action should be taken following the Circuit Court’s ruling on the Brundidge Landfill lawsuit. Latest Stories By Secrets Revealed Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Brundidge to begin sewer, water project By Jaine Treadwell Print Article You Might Like Storytellers visit Pike County schools The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival January 30 and 31 at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and the Trojan… read more Skip Email the authorlast_img read more

Semiautomated detection and mapping of vegetation distribution in the Antarctic environment using spatial-spectral characteristics of WorldView-2 imagery.

first_imgEffective monitoring of changes in the geographic distribution of cryospheric vegetation requires high-resolution and accurate baseline maps. The rationale of the present study is to compare multiple feature extraction approaches to remotely mapping vegetation in Antarctica, assessing which give the greatest accuracy and reproducibility relative to those currently available. This study provides precise, high-resolution, and refined baseline information on vegetation distribution as is required to enable future spatiotemporal change analyses of the vegetation in Antarctica. We designed and implemented a semiautomated customized normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) approach for extracting cryospheric vegetation by incorporating very high resolution (VHR) 8-band WorldView-2 (WV-2) satellite data. The viability of state-of-the-art target detection, spectral processing/matching, and pixel-wise supervised classification feature extraction techniques are compared with the customized NDVI approach devised in this study. An extensive quantitative and comparative assessment was made by evaluating four semiautomatic feature extraction approaches consisting of 16 feature extraction standalone methods (four customized NDVI plus 12 existing methods) for mapping vegetation on Fisher Island and Stornes Peninsula in the Larsemann Hills, situated on continental east Antarctica. The results indicated that the customized NDVI approach achieved superior performance (average bias error ranged from ~6.44 ± 1.34% to ~11.55 ± 1.34%) and highest statistical stability in terms of performance when compared with existing feature extraction approaches. Overall, the accuracy analysis of the vegetation mapping relative to manually digitized reference data (supplemented by validation with ground truthing) indicated that the 16 semi-automatic mapping methods representing four general feature extraction approaches extracted vegetated area from Fisher Island and Stornes Peninsula totalling between 2.38 and 3.72 km2 (2.85 ± 0.10 km2 on average) with bias values ranging from 3.49 to 31.39% (average 12.81 ± 1.88%) and average root mean square error (RMSE) of 0.41 km2 (14.73 ± 1.88%). Further, the robustness of the analyses and results were endorsed by a cross-validation experiment conducted to map vegetation from the Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica. Based on the robust comparative analysis of these 16 methods, vegetation maps of the Larsemann Hills and Schirmacher Oasis were derived by ensemble merging of the five top-performing methods (Mixture Tuned Matched Filtering, Matched Filtering, Matched Filtering/Spectral Angle Mapper Ratio, NDVI-2, and NDVI-4). This study is the first of its kind to detect and map sparse and isolated vegetated patches (with smallest area of 0.25 m2) in East Antarctica using VHR data and to use ensemble merging of feature extraction methods, and provides access to an important indicator for environmental change.last_img read more