A total of 211 juvenile and paralarval squid were collected on five research cruises made in the Scotia Sea region during the austral summer (1996-1999). These included specimens of Alluroteuthis antarcticus (Neoteuthidae), Batoteuthis skolops (Batoteuthidae), Brachioteuthis sp. (Brachioteuthidae), Galiteuthis glacialis (Cranchiidae), Gonatus antarcticus (Gonatidae), Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (Cranchiidae), Psychroteuthis glacialis (Psychroteuthidae), and a number of small onychoteuthids. The specimens ranged in size from 3.8 to 51.9 mm (dorsal mantle length), and significant differences in the size of the specimens collected were found both between and within species. Water mass type, ocean depth, daylight state and cruise (year) all had significant effects on the overall pattern of catches of squid per trawl under specific circumstances, but no significant differences were found in the pattern of catches of the individual species. Indications were found that different species favour different water masses, that the near shelf environment may be the most productive for catches of juvenile squid, and that there are interannual differences in the catches of juvenile squid in the vicinity of South Georgia. Overall, although based on a small sample of specimens, this study found that the regional oceanography does influence the distribution of juvenile squid in the Scotia Sea.
The South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf (SOISS) Marine Protected Area (MPA) was the first MPA to be designated entirely within the high seas and is managed under the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). To assist with research and monitoring of the MPA, an international expedition (‘SO-AntEco’) was undertaken in the austral summer of 2016 to contribute towards a better understanding of selected benthic habitats within the region. The benthic assemblages of the SOISS MPA region were found to be strongly correlated with the texture of the seafloor, where hard substrates hosted a greater number of individuals, taxa and biomass with a dominance of filter feeding vulnerable marine ecosystem (VME) taxa, and soft sediments were dominated mostly by deposit feeders. Substantial differences in the abundance of VME taxa were found between sampling gears (shallow underwater camera system and Agassiz trawl). We conclude that camera systems may be more suitable for VME assessments, but additional trawling is advisable for collecting all faunal types and for higher taxonomic resolution. The designation of VME locations based purely on large scale geomorphic classification is not advisable, due to small scale variation in substrate and other local physical influences.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 0 —— AMERICAN LEAGUE Final N-Y Yankees 4 Minnesota 3 Final Seattle 5 Cleveland 4 Final Tampa Bay 9 Baltimore 5 Final Boston 5 Toronto 4 Final Chi White Sox 6 Kansas City 3 —— NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 4 Final Arizona 8 Philadelphia 2 Final St. Louis 4 N-Y Mets 3, 13 Innings Final Chi Cubs 1 Milwaukee 0 —— NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final Milwaukee 97 Boston 86 —— NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final Pittsburgh 3 Washington 2 Final Vegas 7 San Jose 0 Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 27, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup 4/27/18 Beau Lund
Written by July 31, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/30/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTriggerPhoto/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUE Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 1Washington 6, Toronto 4Boston 4, NY Mets 2AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 8, Baltimore 6Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 0Kansas City 5, Detroit 3Seattle 8, LA Angels 5NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 6, San Francisco 5Cincinnati, Chicago Cubs (Postponed)LA Dodgers 6, Arizona 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONUtah 106, New Orleans 104LA Lakers 103, LA Clippers 101Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Diamond Versi’s tribunal triumph symbolises the supposed struggle between an oppressed lone minority and a white establishment ogre, such as an Oxford University college.The law, quite rightly, has been interpreted to support the underdog in such cases for the last fifty-odd years in an effort to redress the balance. And, indeed, it is not as though racism has suddenly disappeared from the shores of the new multicultural Britain, just as other forms of discrimination also linger.Our generation is perhaps free from the age-old belief in British, and Caucausian, superiority – thank God – but that of our parents can, often unconsciously, slip into what would be termed a racist attitude. For the most part this manifests itself in an unfailing instinct to categorise everyone by labels approximating to ‘British’ or ‘foreign’, or perhaps even ‘white’ or ‘non-white’. But then, all of us pigeonhole people – it’s just that the pigeonholes we put them in vary according to our social conditioning.But the tables are in danger of turning – indeed some believe they have already turned. The white middle class male, while a majority figure in this country and especially in this particular establishment, is increasingly finding himself to be an easy target.Had Diamond Versi been an old Etonian from Wiltshire, and Roger Boden an Indian from Birmingham, I very much doubt that there would have been any case for “unfair dismissal”. Maybe there would have been no cause for it, but why do we assume that racism only works one way?Nor is racism the only area in which it is useful to belong to any subsection of society which could be classified as “a minority”.I, as a woman, could very easily bring an unfounded sexual harassment charge against my boss for pinching my bottom. But how successful would I be if I wanted to file a genuine complaint against a potential employer who I believed had not hired me simply because they had already filled their middle class ‘quota’?An ideology such as that used to uphold Diamond Versi’s claims is absolutely necessary to protect those who need protecting, and often it has been, and still is, used for exactly that purpose. But it also lends itself to potential abuse, especially when you consider the bias it gives to those groups which are traditionally discriminated against.I am not suggesting that we, as a society, need to worry excessively about protecting the white middle class male – he’s hardly an endangered species, yet.But are we brave enough to acknowledge that not all cases brought by someone of ethnic origin against an establishment figure need necessarily be ruled in favour of the prosecutor? And when will we see a true precedent for cases in which a middle class man successfully files a charge against a minority defendant for positive discrimination?ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005
Despite being early in the season, the standard of the competition was high. The men’s 100m freestyle which saw Oxford new recruit Josh Preston tie in first place with a London swimmer. There were also victories for Oxford’s Andrew Rroberts in the men’s 100m breaststroke, and Shannon Harris in the women’s 100 m freestyle. The close competition was won by the London team. However, Oxford coach Roger Howes said that the team performed excellently: “They can all be very proud of themselves.” Oxford’s swimmers showed impressive pedigree during their season opening friendly gala.ARCHIVE: 4th week MT 2005
Evansville, IN- Legendary singer-songwriter, author and social justice activist David Crosby has just announced additional North American tour dates that includes a stop in Evansville at the Victory Theatre on August 28th. David Crosby is a two- time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills and Nash. Crosby will play songs from throughout his storied career and will be joined by his son James Raymond on piano.Tickets On Sale this Thursday, June 9th at noon.*$1.00 from every ticket sold donated to charity.For the latest tour info, visit: http://www.davidcrosby.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail An Evening With DAVID CROSBY Victory Theatre – Evansville, IN Sunday August 28, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival offered no shortage of entertainment value, including performances by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Lady Gaga, award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, and many more, along with various art installations and other festival grounds fare. But perhaps the most awe-inspiring sensory display at the popular California desert event was “Chrysalis,” an 8-minute psychedelic experience projected onto a massive geodesic dome. The 360° audiovisual spectacle starts with a “Shamanistic rite-of-passage ceremony,” and embarks from there on a breathtaking cosmic odyssey.Obscura Digital, the firm responsible for the exhibit, is a San Francisco-based creative technology studio that orchestrates entertaining, informative, and educational experiences with interactive installations, large-format architectural projections, and immersive environments that generate a sense of awe and inspiration for live audiences. Thanks to the Obscura, you can watch footage of the entire light show below (though, of course, a conventional video can’t really come close to capturing the full Antarctic Dome experience):You can also watch Obscura Digital’s official recap video from the installation, which gives some added perspective on the awesome scale of the spectacle and the dumbstruck reactions of its thoroughly satisfied patrons:As the project’s Creative Director Joshua Pipic explained to Vice, “The power of it is that it’s not just a VR headset—it giant and powerful and really takes up all the space in front of your eyes. People overuse the word ‘immersive,’ but it’s the most immersive thing I’ve ever worked on.” And when Pipic says this is the most “immersive” project he’s worked on, you can trust it’s coming from a reliable source: Obscure has designed and brought to life innovative audiovisual exhibitions on the facades of such iconic structures Empire State Building, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Sydney Opera House, and more. You can check out more of Obscura’s incredible work on their website.[h/t – Vice][Cover photo via Obscura Digital]
Across the tee box in my backyard, my neighbor has been turning his pool into a virtual paradise with a pergola and rock work. Now all he needs is a ‘South Pacific Sipper’! This sounds like the perfect tropical beverage to sip while you go floating across the clear blue water, but in reality it is one of the most beautiful hibiscuses on the market.‘South Pacific Sipper’ might best be described as a fancy hibiscus, and indeed it is. It is also one born to grow and produces flowers so large they defy logic. They are somewhat ruffled and though called “double,” they open up in a most exotic fashion. Though it sounds crazy, it is one of those plants that will have you taking photos of it every day because you think today’s blooms are even prettier than the blooms from the day before.When the ‘South Pacific Sipper’ left the breeder’s hand, it was first called ‘Nectar Pink.’ You might still find ‘Nectar Pink’ in some markets — the name gives a clue about the color. ‘South Pacific Sipper,’ however, is more prevalent and the name fits better. I’ve seen hummingbirds, swallowtail and even sulphur butterflies visiting the tropical blooms.The ‘South Pacific Sipper’ hibiscus is known botanically as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. It originates in China and is kin to our well-known swamp hibiscus or mallow. Today there are hundreds of varieties available in most colors other than blue. There are even varieties that change colors throughout the day. The dark green foliage is handsome and contrasts nicely with the beautiful flowers that generally stay open only for a day. The flowers are, however, produced for months during our long growing season, which make them worth every penny, even if only treated as an annual.As spring arrives throughout the country, garden centers are unloading hibiscuses in huge quantities. You have to agree there is no other plant that conjures up visions of those islands in the South Pacific or in the Caribbean. When you find the hot pink ‘South Pacific Sipper’ with what seems to be 9-inch flowers or hibiscuses in some other colors, you will want several.The hibiscus belongs in containers on the patio or deck or in that special spot in the landscape. Their requirements are much like any other annual. Plant your hibiscus in well-drained, well-prepared beds because they absolutely cannot take wet feet. Use a good layer of mulch to keep the soil evenly moist through the season and, of course, to make weed control easier.Choose a site with plenty of sunlight. Morning sun and filtered afternoon light are just about perfect. Hibiscus blooms on new growth, so it is important to keep it growing vigorously throughout the season. Keep them well fed and watered during drought periods.Many gardeners think that the prolific flower production of a hibiscus requires high amounts of super-bloom-type fertilizers that are high in phosphorous. This is not the case. Hibiscus prefers a slow-release, balanced fertilizer formula, such as a 6-6-6, in light, monthly applications. Keep in mind that those growing in containers that are watered daily will quickly leach the nutrients from the soil. You will have to apply a dilute water-soluble fertilizer weekly or controlled-release granules per formula recommendation.I must confess that my bride is the buyer of all of our hibiscuses, including the ‘South Pacific Sipper.’ She is also the daily horticulturist that keeps them ever so picturesque. I also know she would be the first to tell you to get on the bandwagon this spring and let a tropical hibiscus bring joy to your gardening.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Public relations is one of the most effective ways your credit union can build its brand and increase awareness of the value you bring to the community. A well-orchestrated PR program can help raise awareness and interest in many key audiences – existing members, prospects, staff, community leaders, etc. But as in any communications discipline, a poorly executed PR strategy can damage a reputation and leave potential members completely in the dark on the services available to them.The biggest mistakes credit unions typically make with their PR programs revolve around a misunderstanding of what PR can accomplish or how to craft messages that resonate with others. As you put your 2016 plans into action, be sure to avoid stumbling into these common pitfalls.Let’s Talk About MeHave you ever known someone who acted as if the entire world revolved around them? After a short time, conversations with a narcissist are draining and unfruitful.So it is with a PR program. One of the most common mistakes your credit union can make is to become so focused on your own organization, products and services that you forget where you fit in the larger world. continue reading »