Biomass and energy transfer to baleen whales in the South Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean

first_imgBaleen whales are an important group of predators on Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean. During the CCAMLR 2000 Survey to estimate the biomass and distribution of Antarctic krill, International Whaling Commission observers carried out a visual line transect survey to estimate the number of baleen whales occurring in the survey area. This paper reviews techniques used to estimate krill consumption by baleen whales and in combination with estimates of whale abundance estimates of krill consumption are generated for the South Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. This survey estimates that the present populations of whales feeding in this region are likely to consume approximately 1.6 million tonnes, but possibly up to as much as 2.7 million tonnes of krill within the summer season. Although this only represents 4-6% of the estimated krill biomass in the region (and probably less than this percentage of the total annual krill production), the depleted numbers of baleen whales resulting from past or current whaling activities should be taken into account when setting quotas for the commercial exploitation of krill if there is to be a recovery to pre-exploitation biomass levels of baleen whales.last_img read more

Ohio man jailed in LaPorte County on drug dealing charges

first_img Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Ohio man jailed in LaPorte County on drug dealing charges Previous articleLawmaker from Three Rivers pleading with Gov. Whitmer to resume indoor dining at restaurantsNext articleNew medical clinic planned for Goshen Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – January 11, 2021 0 281 (Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail) An Ohio man pulled over for traffic violations has ended up in jail on illegal weapon and drug offenses.A LaPorte County Sheriff’s deputy was monitoring traffic along the toll road, on Thursday, Jan. 7, and spotted the driver of an SUV speeding and weaving in an out of lanes.The deputy pulled the vehicle over near the 47 mile-marker and ended up searching the vehicle.The deputy found a large amount of an illegal drug and a Smith and Wesson pistol, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.Kelvin Bradford, 39, of Alliance, Ohio, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing cocaine and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.He was taken to the LaPorte County Jail, held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Google+ Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Belles for Life and the Cartesian Society host pro-choice, pro-life discussion, hoping to start conversations on campus

first_imgBelles for Life and the Cartesian Society invited Saint Mary’s students into open conversation Wednesday night with a pro-life and pro-choice discussion.Those who participated in the discussion were required to register beforehand and declare their stance on the issue. Upon arriving, the students were split into small groups of mixed opinions.On each table, sheets of paper posed six discussion questions for the small group, asking students to consider their own identity on the pro-choice to pro-life spectrum, the personal experiences that formed this opinion, issues surrounding reproductive rights and any positive or negative experiences they’ve had on campus.Other printed handouts outlined “Five Ways to Respond to Someone You Disagree With,” including “respecting honesty,” “understanding different values,” “giving something back,” “finding a middle ground” and “being a good human.”Megan Zwart, philosophy professor and department chair, said she was excited to see how the discussion mirrored the style of her course in dialogue and civil discourse.“My hope is that students will learn skills in that class, but then they’ll get excited about having conversations about difficult topics outside of class,” Zwart said. “And so this is the perfect example of students taking initiative and, you know, seeing the conversation that they think we need to work on around campus and then doing that work. So I’m proud to see it happen.”Senior Elisabeth Barrett, president of the Cartesian Society, the new philosophy club approved just after fall break, said the discussion was arranged in a manner similar to those that took place in Zwart’s class, with small groups of mixed opinions.“No one is going to be overloaded or feel one-sided,” Barrett said. “We’re listening with the intention to learn and understand rather than debate, combat. It’s not an argument. It’s a learning opportunity, I would say. I’m really hoping that it brings everyone who comes here closer together. Ideally, the entire campus.”Belles for Life has been working on a discussion session for a long time, but struggled to find a group that would act as a co-host, Barrett said. The philosophy club was quick to collaborate, she said.“I think coming out as a philosophy club, it paints us as pretty neutral,” she said. “In philosophy, you explore different perspectives. It’s very open. There isn’t really such a thing as, ‘That’s a bad idea’ or like, ‘That’s a bad opinion.’ And that’s pretty much what philosophy is — building upon different thoughts, different values, opinions, beliefs — all that.”Many of the Cartesian Society board members are pro-choice, Barrett said, but all were open to joining the discussion and excited to tackle an issue that they believe to be urgent and important.“We’re very excited to jump at this because … this is a conversation we need to have on campus and it is extremely divided,” Barrett said. “You’ll see posters up that Belles for Life have around campus and other people will write on it, like slander it. And personally, I am pro-choice, but I don’t think that you should disrespect other opinions like that still at the end of the day.”The event was intended to be more of a discussion than a debate, Barrett said, and overall, an exercise in listening and learning.“I think what’s great about this event is that it encompasses a lot of listening, a lot of learning and respect and it kind of reminds us all that we are all women, that we do care about people,” she said. “It’s shown that … at the end of the day, we all care about life in whichever capacity.”This type of open-minded conversation is meant to create safe spaces on campus, senior Morgan Chichester, president of Belles for Life, said.“It’s just basically just opening up the discussion in a civil way,” Chichester said. “This is just an event just for people to express their beliefs in an open safe environment on campus.”Chichester said she hopes participants leave the discussion having felt heard and encouraged to continue these conversations outside of their small groups.“I hope that people walk away with just a sense that they can express what they believe and … just growing in a deeper sense of listening to different people’s beliefs, and that we can just have more discussions like this on campus,” she said.Sophomore transfer student Annastacia Thompson said she identifies as pro-choice, and did not expect her opinions to change after the discussion.“I came to listen,” Thompson said, “Just to hear the other side and maybe understand it more.”Tags: Belles for Life, Cartesian Society, dialogue and discourse, discussion, philosophy, Pro-choice, Pro-lifelast_img read more

A More Agile You

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Grow your credit union

first_imgIn August and early September, CUES surveyed members about their credit union growth strategies. In phone interviews with 262 CEOs and chief financial officers, we asked, “Regarding your credit union’s strategic direction over the next four years, how important do you think the following objectives will be to growth?”Here’s what you said: continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

The giving tree: Floyd Bell Elementary gifts warmth to students

first_imgThroughout the winter the giving tree gets replenished. The “Bell Giving Tree” is stationed in the school lobby. A community member also donated 275 items she knitted herself. Faculty and staff have donated hats, gloves and scarves throughout the winter for children to take for free. WINDSOR (WBNG) — Students are getting access to free winter gear at Floyd Bell Elementary School in the Windsor School District. School counselor Lori Fisher says the giving tree not only helps students but teaches something. “We love having the tree because it helps kids have what they need to get outside, play, exercise and also let’s us be role models for the kids,” Lori Fisher. “Kindness and giving. It let’s us be role models for them in that way too.”last_img read more

Cancer in Nigeria: ‘My wife would still be alive had she got treatment’

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Retired footy star Sam Thaiday dreams of a beach lifestyle

first_imgSam and Rachel Thaiday dream of living by the beach one day.Retired rugby league star Sam Thaiday and his wife Rachel would one day love to swap their rural lifestyle for one by the beach. The duo currently live happily on nearly 1.5 acres in Samford Village, but they have spoken of their dream move to a home with ocean views.“We purchased this home at the right time and as our little family was expanding,” Mrs Thaiday told The Sunday Mail.Mrs Thaiday said their first home was purchased in Northgate for $620,000. “It was a Queenslander on a great block size of 850sq m with potential to develop,” Mrs Thaiday said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThaiday, a retired forward had a stellar career since joining the Broncos in 2003, playing 294 NRL games with the Brisbane club.He was a Bronco for 16 seasons, and played for Queensland and Australia.While their Samford lifestyle currently suits their young family, the Thaidays dream of one day being able to live by the beach with their family.“Our dream home would be a gorgeous big new-age Queenslander with a wrap around veranda with all the modern perks in it somewhere with a little land and beach close by,” Mrs Thaiday said.“The Sunshine Coast region is where we tend to always go back to when looking at buying more property.” But if money was no option for the retired footy star and his wife, their ultimate dream would be to have a house in each climate for every season.“New York is where we would buy first, overlooking Central Park,” Mrs Thaiday said.last_img read more

UEFA president considering future ‘final eight’ format for Champions League

first_imgUEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the single-game knockout format, used in the Champions League this year from the quarter-final onwards, has produced more exciting football than the usual two-legged games and could be revisited in the future. The format was changed in order to allow the competition to be completed in a shorter time-span after the Covid-19 pandemic halted play for several months across Europe in March. Eight clubs headed to Lisbon and the final will be contested later on Sunday, pitting Bayern Munich against Paris St Germain. “We were forced to do it but in the end, we see that we found out something new. So we will think about it in the future for sure,” Ceferin told Reuters in an interview. The UEFA president said that without a second-leg to fall back on, teams have been forced to go for goals. “(There has been) not so many tactics. If it is one match if one team scores then the other has to score as soon as possible. If it is a two-legged system then there is still time to win the next match,” he said. “More exciting matches for sure but of course we also have to think about the fact that we have fewer matches and broadcasters (can) say ‘you don’t have as many matches as before, this is different’ so we will have to discuss when this crazy situation ends.” The ‘final eight’ tournament took place without fans in stadiums and the prospect of supporters from eight clubs descending on one city could cause security issues among other logistical problems. The current format is locked in place contractually until 2024/2025 but discussions are due to begin later this year on the structure for the competition for the next phase. The tournament was played over 11 days and clearing space in the congested international calendar would be another obstacle to overcome but Ceferin is clearly intrigued by the possibilities. “Look for sure it is a very interesting format. Now, I doubt as much as the calendar is now, that we could do a final eight (tournament), because it would take too much time. But a format with one match and a system like it is now, I think it would be much more exciting than the format that was before,” he said. read also:Real Madrid reach first ever UEFA Youth League final “If we would play this system then, but we haven’t discussed with anyone its just an idea, we would play in one city. If you play in one city, you can have a week of football or something like that. But it is far too early to think about it. As well as the Champions League, UEFA has also held a similar tournament to complete the Europa League season and has held the finales to the UEFA Youth League and the UEFA Women’s Champions League. “It was not an easy task, trust me. We are the only organisation in the world which organises international events (with) four events in four countries, which has been an extreme challenge for us,” he said. Over 12,000 Covid-19 tests have been carried on players and staff at the UEFA tournaments. “The most challenging was everything connected to health and this virus which is spreading all around the world. We try to control everybody, to be locked to be, separated from the rest of the world, but it is a huge challenge.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSan Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-Tracking11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanescenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Monk: It’s not over yet

first_img He said: “Look, I’m not going to make it up, of course the boys were delighted. But I think they realise we are not safe, we are not mathematically safe. “It’s not the point for us, the point is that we perform well in these last games and we finish the season strongly because it’s been a poor season for us for the standards that we have set and we are not happy with it. “We are not happy at all with our league position, we are not happy with the way we have been so inconsistent this season and we want to put things right. “This goes some way towards doing it, but we have got three other games to make sure that we really finish strongly and send a message for next season.” The win was just Swansea’s second in 10 attempts since their 3-0 derby victory over Cardiff in February, and they had to come from behind to claim it. Newcastle ended their wait for a goal after six hours and 23 minutes when striker Shola Ameobi fired them into a 23rd-minute lead, somewhat against the run of play. However, they succumbed in stoppage time at the end of either half to allow the points to slip from their grasp. Bony did the damage on each occasion, firstly heading home Ben Davies’ corner and then converting from the spot – his 22nd goal of the season – after substitute Marvin Emnes had been tripped by Cheick Tiote. Swansea boss Garry Monk warned his players their Barclays Premier League status is not yet secure despite a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Newcastle. Monk said: “He’s been great, Bony. Obviously with Michu having an indifferent season with niggly injuries, Bony has stepped up to the plate and you can’t complain at someone who gets 20-plus goals in a season in his first season here. “It’s not just that, he’s a massive character in our changing room, he works so hard every day, he pushes everyone else. If he doesn’t score, he’s a strength, he’s a presence up front and he can be a handful without scoring goals. “It’s even better when he does add goals to it, so he deserves all the credit. He’s been brilliant for us and he can only get better.” For Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, it proved another miserable afternoon at St James’ Park as his side succumbed to a seventh home defeat in nine games and a fifth successive reverse for the first time in the Premier League era. The 52-year-old, who has found himself under intense pressure in recent weeks, also had to contend with the loss of strikers Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong to injury before half-time. He said: “I am low for the team and I am low for my staff. Sometimes I can sit here and say we deserved to be beaten, and in three or four of those games that we had before this, I have had to say that. “But not today, I didn’t think we deserved to be beaten today.” Pardew watched the game from the stands as he completed his touchline ban with the Magpies having won just one of the seven fixtures they have played in his absence and in severe danger of missing out on their target of finishing in the top 10. He said: “We have had some tough games and some problems with injuries which have been manifested in the situation in which we find ourselves today. “But I am not going to hide away from my responsibility, and I haven’t, and I am not going to hide from the responsibility I have to the team because I have to pick them up after that, as you can imagine. “At half-time, it wasn’t easy – we conceded in the last minute, and we conceded a really cruel blow today. Regardless of what you think of how the game went, that was a cruel blow to concede a goal in that manner.” Wilfried Bony’s double, the second of them from the penalty spot in injury-time, took the Welshmen to 36 points, six clear of the bottom three with three games remaining. However, Monk is refusing to accept that the job is complete. Press Associationlast_img read more