The pensioner said she burst into tears when she realised what was happening. Speaking of her damehood for services to the arts and to charity, she said: ‘I found out six weeks ago but the way it works is they send you a letter and then you have to eat it and keep quiet on pain of death. Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield, Chair Shelter, and Deputy Chair, Orbit Housing Group. (Hope Valley, Derbyshire)William George Turkington. Head of Office, Pakistan, Department for International Development. For services to Education and the community in Rotherham. Senior Executive Officer, Human Resources, Department for Work and Pensions.
President, Society for General Microbiology and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh. For services to Debt Management and to the community in North Yorkshire. Formerly Headteacher, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham and Chair, Independent Schools' Teacher Induction Panel. (Birmingham, West Midlands)Mrs Maire Fionnuala Kerr. Head, Higher Education Division, Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Executive. (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire)Professor Elizabeth Matilda Tansey. Professor, History of Modern Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. Grade 7, Academies Performance and Brokerage North Division, Department for Education. Records, Information Governance and Departmental Records Officer, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire)Ms Alison Marjorie Wild. Formerly Chair, Association of Heads of University Administration and Deputy chief executive, Liverpool John Moores University. (Sandbach, Cheshire)Professor Susan Mary Bailey, OBE. (Didsbury, Greater Manchester)Professor Shirley Anne Pearce, CBE. (Dukinfield, Greater Manchester)Dr Deborah Anne Pullen. Director, Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network and Group Research director, BRE. (Furneux Pelham, Hertfordshire)Kevin Brendan Shakeshaft. Higher Officer, Criminal Investigation Directorate, HMRC. For services to Criminal Investigation, Officer Safety Training, and voluntary service to the community in Suffolk. Chair, Board of Governors, Crumlin Integrated College and vice-Chair, Board of Governors, Grange Park Primary and St. (Morecambe, Lancashire)Professor Michael O Edwards. For services to British business interests and the development of civil society in China. Trade and Investment manager, UKTI Defence and Security Organisation, British Embassy, Ankara, Turkey.
For services to Social and Economic Development in Northern Ireland. Head of Operations, Washington, Tyne and Wear, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science. Scientific director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Clinical director, NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Cooperative. For services to Education and voluntary service to the Girl Guides in Darlington. For services to British defence and security industry interests in Turkey.
The evolution of carnivorans appears to have been a gradual process that happened in both North America and Eurasia, making it difficult to infer when it all started.
Nonetheless, taxonomists (those who study how species are related to each other) currently think that the carnivorans evolved from animals called miacids, which were small tree-living mammals that looked similar to modern-day civets.
Hunting strategies and behaviour Killing to ‘excess’ and the storage of left-overs Breeding Biology Reproductive development The number of breeding vixens Mating and monogamy Gestation, birth and litter size Growth and development of the cubs Behaviour and Social Structure Live and let live: the evolution of group-living With a little help from my friends: ‘helpers’ in fox society Keeping order and knowing your place: the social hierarchy All in the name of fun: fox body language Nightly interactions Communication: something to shout about Interaction with Humans The fox in literature and film The emblematic fox Foxes held in high esteem: gods, devils and worship The fox as a resource: fur, meat and sport The verminous fox: foxes as pests Man’s best friend?
Fox domestication Living with the wild: interacting with wild foxes Interaction with other Species Small and Medium-sized Mammals Livestock Gamebirds Arctic Foxes and other Carnivores Deer Native Animals in Australia Plants and Invertebrates Questions and Answers Evolution and Early Distribution: Dogs and cats are Carnivorans, that is, they’re members of the taxonomic order Carnivora (note this is different to simply being a carnivore, or meat-eater, which is not a taxonomic grouping), which is one of 29 orders within the class Mammalia.
For services to Child Benefit Reform and voluntary service to Children's Football in Durham. Head, Radioactive Substances Regulation, Environment Agency. For services to Radioactive Substances Regulation and voluntary service to the community. Formerly A2L, Private Sector Development and National Infrastructure Team, Department for International Development.
For services to Dermatology and voluntary service to Governance in the Charitable. Higher Executive Officer, Work Services Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.
Other women on the list included entrepreneur Karren Brady, NHS campaigner Julie Bailey and 1969 Wimbledon winner Ann Jones, who will all receive CBEs. Head, London 2012 Games Team, Health and Safety Executive. For services to Palliative Care for Children and Young People.
Male ballet star Carlos Acosta will get the same award. Associate Specialist in Oncology and End of Life Care Ward 10, Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest. For services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and voluntary service to Young People in Sport. (Loughborough, Leicestershire)The Reverend Canon Roy Mc Cullough.
Readers interested in a more detailed appraisal of dog evolution are directed to Xiaoming Wang and Richard Tedford’s authoritative account in their 2008 book and I recommend the reader visits Wiki Pedia and The Searching Wolf.