Twenty-one monthly collections of the Antarctic limpet Nacella (Patinigera) concinna (Strebel, 1908) were obtained by divers at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. A mean monthly population density of 123.7 ± 21.2 · m−2, mean biomass of 13.7 ± 2.7 g dry tissue wt · m−2, and annual production of 2.9 g · m−2 were recorded in the depth range 2–12 m below mean low water. Shell growth was slow with a maximum growth rate, in the first 3–5 yr of life, of 3 4 mm per year. Maturity was attained at 7–8 yr (21 mm length), and maximum size (41 mm length) at about 21 yr. Unique spawning behaviour was observed in two Austral springs, and data relating spawning to the spring increase in sea temperature were obtained.
USA: Orion Marine Group Pens USD 14 Million Contract December 12, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Orion Marine Group Pens USD 14 Million Contract Orion Marine Group, Inc. , a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $14 million.Orion Marine Group was recently awarded a contract to demolish and reconstruct an existing fuel pier for the US Navy in the Caribbean. Onsite construction will begin in the second quarter of 2014 and last approximately 13 months.About Orion Marine GroupOrion Marine Group, Inc. provides a broad range of marine construction and specialty services on, over and under the water along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Seaboard, West Coast, Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean Basin and acts as a single source turn-key solution for its customers’ marine contracting needs. Its heavy civil marine construction services include marine transportation facility construction, dredging, repair and maintenance, bridge building, and marine pipeline construction, as well as specialty services. Its specialty services include salvage, demolition, diving, surveying, towing and underwater inspection, excavation and repair.[mappress]Press Release, December 12, 2013; Image: Navy Industry news Share this article
Umphrey’s McGee continued their summer tour last night with a stop at Charlotte, NC’s The Fillmore. The band has been firing on all cylinders lately, and they took it up a notch last night with a powerful setlist filled with heavy tunes, old classics, and two huge bust out covers.Set one started with a new intro song, as Umphrey’s debuted “Lord Bail Ship”, which flowed right into an intense “1348” before transforming into “White Man’s Moccasins”. Rock ballad “Loose Ends” came next, and they jammed the song into old favorite “Resolution”, and continued the segues with a move into “Similar Skin”. After a funky “Dump City”, the Umphrey’s closed the first set with a combo of two heavy, progressive songs with “Spires” into “The Floor”.Set two started with a huge “The Bottom Half” sandwich. Opening with the great version of “The Bottom Half”, which segued into the older song “Sweetness”, then “Cut the Cable”, before closing out the final segment of “The Bottom Half”. Next up, Umphrey’s started up the reliable jam vehicle “Red Tape”. However, instead of a typical “Jimmy Stewart” section in the song, the band segued into Radiohead‘s “Meeting in the Aisle”, performing the track for the first time in 172 shows, and only the 17th time ever after debuting the cover back in 2006. The band finished the rare cover before returning back to the end portion of “Red Tape”. The band finished the first set with a raucous “Phil’s Farm” that wound it’s way back into “1348”, completing the version that opened the show.Umphrey’s returned to the stage for a single encore, featuring another huge bust out cover in Pink Floyd‘s “Time”. The Dark Side of the Moon classic has only been played by Umphrey’s 14 times ever, and last appeared on a setlist in April 2015, 116 shows ago. The band absolutely crushed the cover, ending the show on a high note.Umphrey’s McGee continues their summer tour next Friday, July 15th, at the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD. See below for full setlist details, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s, and check out a video of Umphrey’s playing Pink Floyd’s “Time” from Luther Blevins on YouTube.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC – 7/9/16Set 1: Lord Bail Ship > 1348 > White Man’s Moccasins, Loose Ends > Resolution > Similar Skin, Dump City, Spires > The FloorSet 2: The Bottom Half > Sweetness > Cut the Cable > The Bottom Half, Red Tape > Meeting in the Aisle > Red Tape, Phil’s Farm > 1348Encore: Time
Beloved Allman Brothers captain Gregg Allman has been on a tear with his new solo band, rocking tours with Peter Frampton and hosting his own Laid Back Music Festival series nationwide. Today, Allman has announced some major plays in New York City, hitting the famed City Winery for ten nights in November.The run will stretch from November 6th through the 18th, and the public ticket on-sale begins on August 11th. Vinofile club members can buy tickets ahead of time, and you can join the club via the City Winery website.With Allman Brothers classics, blues jams and more, these are some shows that you won’t want to miss!
Fr. Tom Doyle’s first days as vice president for Student Affairs since students returned to school have been jam-packed, and that’s just the way he likes them. From 8 a.m. to after dinnertime, he’s in back-to-back meetings. He’s addressing an email about a fire drill occurring during the middle of mass. He’s going over the schedule for events for the Purdue weekend. But after the workday is over, that’s when his real work begins. After hours during the past week, Doyle rode the mechanical bull during Irish Shenanigans, donning full priest vestments. He jousted against the senior class president and won. He attended Activities Night. “Going to student activities night was the highlight of my day,” Doyle said. “I love being around students.” Interacting with students will help him accomplish one of his primary goals for his first year as vice president for Student Affairs. Doyle aims to answer two essential questions: Who are the Notre Dame students of today and how can his department support them in becoming the best they can be? “My question is, who are the students? That’s the first question. Then you start to build programs and structures around who the students are,” he said. Doyle said he plans to collect data about the Notre Dame student body and conduct research about its generation to find out how Student Affairs can best serve the student body. “How do we promote a virtuous way of life? How do we help people to have fun? How do we help them to play? How do we help them to laugh?” he said. “How do we encourage them to make mistakes in life? We can’t learn if we don’t make mistakes.” Doyle also plans to make some structural changes over the course of the semester, the first of which occurred over the summer when the position of associate vice president for Residence Life was eliminated. Bill Kirk served as associate vice president for Residence Life since 2003. “Bill served the University extremely well for the past two decades,” Doyle said. “He was a loyal, a thoughtful and a caring administrator for Student Affairs. “The position was eliminated in anticipation of a restructuring that I want to do,” he said. In his position for Student Affairs, Kirk oversaw the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Brian Coughlin, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, has temporarily taken over as head of Residence Life and Housing. Ann Firth, associate vice president for Student Affairs, is overseeing NDSP. In the coming year, Doyle also aims to recognize the diversity of the student body and the Church — from traditional Catholics to openly gay students. “It is a big Church. How do we all sort of belong as one Church together?” He hopes to work to attract and facilitate all types of diversity, including economic, cultural and geographical diversity, as well as diversity of experience. “I think there is a narrow segment of the American population for which Notre Dame is a very attractive option,” he said. “But we do grow through deep and meaningful relationships with people who are different than us.” Doyle also considers the culture of the University’s 29 residence halls as particularly important. “People don’t live in less than 100 square feet because they can’t find a better value somewhere else,” he said. “The culture of these buildings is what makes people come back. “We need to work hard to preserve them,” he said. “We can’t take them for granted.” And as a new resident of Pasquerilla East Hall, Doyle is not taking his new home for granted. “I love living in a dormitory,” he said. Plus, living in a female dormitory has its perks — the girls bake him cookies. “That’s never happened in a guy’s dormitory,” Doyle said with a laugh.
Relief agencies turn to solar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Thomson Reuters:Cheap, reliable and hard to hijack, the sun could be an ideal energy source in many war zones and disaster areas, prompting aid agencies to consider ditching costly fuel for solar power.While the technology has not advanced far enough to make a full swap viable, some solar projects are already underway in the field and aid workers expect many more to follow.“It’s very easy to exploit the fuel chain and it happens in a number of big emergencies. It’s too easy to nick. There’s a lot of bad practice around making money out of fuel,” said Andy Bastable, head of Oxfam’s water and sanitation projects.Traditional fuel can be used as a weapon, hijacked by militants, sold on the black market, or must be flown vast distances to reach off-grid relief camps, increasing costs and volatility for the hard-pressed aid sector.And the sun shines in most areas where they work.“In 90 percent of cases, we are acting in places where there is abundant solar supply,” said Per-Erik Eriksson, an engineer with medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF).“To avoid logistical challenges and over time, to save costs, (solar energy) would certainly be a very good solution in most of our projects,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Renewable energy sources, such as solar power, are key to reducing climate-changing emissions and keeping the earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.A report this week by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said renewable energy would need to supply 70-85 percent of electricity by 2050 to stay within a 1.5C limit, compared with about 25 percent now.More: Aid agencies eye solar power to replace volatile, costly fuel
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Mo Cassara (Photo Credit: Hofstra Athletic Department)Hofstra University Friday announced the firing of men’s basketball coach Mo Cassara after three seasons with the Pride.Cassara joined the University in 2010 after a DWI arrest forced then-coach, Tim Welsh, to resign after only one month on the job. Under Cassara’s leadership, the Pride posted a 21-12 record that year and tied for second in the Colonial Athletic Association.But the honeymoon didn’t last long with the Pride dropping off dramatically the past two seasons. The team posted a 10-22 record during the 2011-2012 campaign and struggled through another deflating season this year, finishing with a 7-25 record.“I would like to express how much I have valued and enjoyed the opportunity to be the head basketball coach at Hofstra University,” Cassara said in a statement. “I appreciate the experience and challenge that I was given almost three years ago by [Hofstra] President [Stuart] Rabinowitz, and have loved my time working with our administrators, student-athletes and staff.”School representatives likewise painted a picture of an amicable split.“We are very thankful to Mo Cassara for his hard work and dedication to the Hofstra Basketball program over the last three years,” said Hofstra Athletic Director Jeffrey Hathaway. “Mo is a tireless worker and has tremendous passion for the game and the students that he coached.”The team’s on-court struggles also followed them away from the arena.Four players were brought up on burglary charges four months ago and were accused of breaking into campus dorms. Another player, 23-year-old Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, was arrested last Friday on marijuana charges.“I want the entire community to know just how much I care about our student-athletes and this team,” Cassara added. “We have navigated through what has been a challenging season. I wish nothing but success to the athletic department, basketball program and supporters of the Hofstra Pride.”Cassara signed a five-year contract in March 2011 that was to keep him at Hofstra until 2016.
John Boehner isn’t going out quietly. Good for him.Appearing on CBS New’s Face the Nation, he admonished his Republican colleagues not to succumb to the rhetoric of false prophets. It speaks volumes about the wretched state of our political system in general and the so called Republican Party that the Speaker of the House will now be able to get more done in the month he has remaining in office than he has been able to do previously.For credit unions, this means that the next month is actually one of those rare windows in national politics when legislation is going to move. The problem is that none of the legislation likely to most benefit credit unions will be part of this rush to get things done. It just isn’t realistic to think that we can see Member Business Lending or Secondary Capital Reform. This is by no means a knock against CUNA or NAFCU, but simply a reflection of the reality that a political system paralyzed by ideological rigidity can only be jolted into action by the biggest players (such as the supporters of the Export-Import Bank) or deal with issues of so little consequence that no one bothers to oppose them (further reform of privacy notice requirements could fall into this category). continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 55-year-old Uniondale man was killed while trying to stop his garbage truck from rolling away after he stepped out of the cab on Friday morning.Nassau County police said Rudolph Skakel stopped the Mack truck he was driving to to retrieve garbage containers on Northern Boulevard in Roslyn Estates when the truck started rolling away at 6:13 p.m.The victim ran after the truck and jumped onto a side step in an attempt to try and regain control of the vehicle when it sideswiped a utility pole, causing fatal injuries, police said.Detectives inspected the truck and released it to his employer, Basin Haulage, after determining the the death was accidental.
ING’s €27bn pension fund in the Netherlands has won Best Dutch Pension Fund in this year’s Pensioen Pro Awards in Amsterdam. Pensioen Pro, IPE’s sister publication, granted the award to ING following a vote by a 1,300-strong popular jury, which selected the scheme from a shortlist of three.The jury praised ING’s ability to reduce the chances of rights cuts to nearly zero while still offering a good chance of indexation.Last year, the pension fund saw its funding ratio increase to 133.2%, enabling it to grant full inflation compensation. At the same time, it registered a high level of satisfaction among its participants.The €42bn metal scheme PME took home two prizes, winning the Silver Award for Best Large Pension Fund and the Themed Award for Best Investment Policy.Notarieel Pensioenfonds, the €1.5bn occupational pension fund for notaries, won the Silver Award for Best Medium-sized Scheme and the Bronze Award for Best Investor in Bonds. The €70m Calpam Pensioenfonds, which won the top award last year, landed the Silver Award for Best Small Scheme.The large civil service scheme ABP was given the sustainability prize for its new investment policy, while healthcare pension fund PFZW won the Bronze Award for Best Equity Investor, for its active engagement with pharmaceutical companies. Landbouw, the €13bn pension fund for the agricultural sector, won the Best Real Estate Investor Award, with the jury citing its sustainable property policy.The Algemeen Pensioenfonds KLM, the airline’s €7.5bn pension fund for ground staff, received the award for Most Client-friendly Scheme, citing its efforts to engage with younger participants.The innovation prize went to PensioenPod, an initiative aimed at simplifying the mapping of income and expenses after retirement.Mark de Wijs, director at SPO, the institute for pensions education, was recognised for his contribution to the pensions industry over the past 16 years.