The osmotic and ionic regulation of Branchinecta gaini Daday

first_imgThe anostracan crustacean, Branchinecta gaini, has been recorded from freshwater lakes and pools in many places in the Antarctic and from the southern tip of South America. On Signy Island, in the South Orkneys group, the animal occurs in two rather different types of habitat. It is found in large, relatively deep lakes and also in small, shallow pools on a rocky headland. The latter are occasionally influenced by salt spray from the sea. The seasonal chemical changes in one of the large lakes and the ecology of Branchinecta and other crustaceans in it have been studied in detail by Heywood (1967). A similar study on the smaller pools has been made by Goodman (unpublished).last_img read more

Surface-water iron supplies in the Southern Ocean sustained by deep winter mixing

first_imgLow levels of iron limit primary productivity across much of the Southern Ocean. At the basin scale, most dissolved iron is supplied to surface waters from subsurface reservoirs, because land inputs are spatially limited. Deep mixing in winter together with year-round diffusion across density surfaces, known as diapycnal diffusion, are the main physical processes that carry iron-laden subsurface waters to the surface. Here, we analyse data on dissolved iron concentrations in the top 1,000 m of the Southern Ocean, taken from all known and available cruises to date, together with hydrographic data to determine the relative importance of deep winter mixing and diapycnal diffusion to dissolved iron fluxes at the basin scale. Using information on the vertical distribution of iron we show that deep winter mixing supplies ten times more iron to the surface ocean each year, on average, than diapycnal diffusion. Biological observations from the sub-Antarctic sector suggest that following the depletion of this wintertime iron pulse, intense iron recycling sustains productivity over the subsequent spring and summer. We conclude that winter mixing and surface-water iron recycling are important drivers of temporal variations in Southern Ocean primary production.last_img read more

GTT Acquires Icelandic Smart Shipping Solutions Provider

first_imgFrench engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has acquired 100% of the share capital of Marorka, an Iceland-based company specializing in smart shipping.Marorka designs maritime energy monitoring and optimization systems for vessels, allowing them to reduce their environmental footprint.Representing a new milestone in the GTT’s digital strategy, the Icelandic company is said to be “a good technical, commercial and geographical complement” to Ascenz, GTT’s subsidiary based in Singapore.“We are glad to become part of the GTT group; joining forces with Ascenz and GTT experts will boost our presence,” Darri Gunnarsson, CEO of Marorka, commented.“We share the same vision on smart shipping and its increasing contribution to the improvement of shipping’s operational and environmental performance,” Gunnarsson added.“This acquisition is an important new step in GTT’s digital roadmap. Smart shipping is an essential component to allow the shipping industry to reduce its environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said.Funded in cash, the transaction will have no significant impact on the group’s financial structure. The previous owners will continue to manage the company and will notably contribute their know-how and experience to the GTT’s digital strategy, the French company said.The shipping industry has started its environmental transition in January 2020, when a new IMO regulation entered into force, imposing significant reductions in sulphur oxide emissions. The IMO has furthermore announced a long-term low-carbon strategy, including ambitious decarbonization targets. In addition to using LNG as a marine fuel, achieving those objectives will necessarily require smart software technologies and operational data analysis.last_img read more

Public Input Sought For Woodland District Planning Update

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of LaceyLACEY, WA, January 22, 2013: The public is invited to participate in the second of a series of planning sessions to enhance Lacey’s Woodland District, a mixed-use sub-area of the city’s central business district, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lacey City Hall Council Chambers, 420 College Street SE.In partnership with the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC), Lacey is developing a strategic plan for the district—bordered by Interstate 5, College Street, Lacey Boulevard, and the Chehalis Western Trail—to create a vibrant urban core featuring a mix of residential, office, business, recreation, and service uses. Recent consolidation of state agencies in response to the economic downturn has resulted in nearly 240,000 square-feet of vacant office space in the district. While this has had a negative impact, it also offers an opportunity to diversify the district’s employment base.The workshop will be an interactive presentation which will utilize hand-held instant polling equipment to formulate concepts, establish preferences, and refine design elements. The data gathered will inform the Woodland District Steering Committee and policy-makers on current strategic planning efforts, including concepts that can be successfully implemented immediately as well as broader actions that can be incorporated into land use planning element updates to Lacey’s overall comprehensive plan.To learn more, visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/get-involved, or contact Ryan Andrews, Associate Planner, at [email protected] or (360) 491-5642.last_img read more

David Warner creates unbeaten opening batting record in 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka

first_imgAdvertisement c2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7hwstWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9tt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a70Would you ever consider trying this?😱hnCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework After a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this year, Aussie opener David Warner bounced back to form with three match winning performances against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded T20I series. The left hander demolished the Lanka boys all by himself, scoring 217 runs in 3 matches without even getting dismissed in those games.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesWarner smashed a swashbuckling 56-ball 100 in the 1st T20I in Adelaide, and helped his team easily chase down a mere target of 118 in the 2nd fixture in Brisbane; scoring 60 from 41 deliveries. Today, in the final match of the series at Melbourne, he yet again played the anchor role remaining unbeaten at 57 while Australia completed their whitewash over Sri Lanka.And with these sublime performances, not only he was judged as the man of the series but created a number of records as well; being the first ever opener to remain unbeaten in all 3 games of a 3-match T20I series and the 1st Australian to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. He also became the 3rd batsman in international cricket to record three consecutive fifties in a bilateral T20I series.Advertisement India captain Virat Kohli was the 1st batsman to achieve this feat in 2015-16, scoring 90*, 59* and 50 during India’s tour of Australia. While Kiwi batsman Colin Munro became the second with his 53, 66 and 104 against West Indies in 2017-18.Lanka series done, and now Warner will be eager to continue his destructive form when Australia take on Pakistan in a 3-match T20I series which starts from Sunday.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

UWI FC test for Tivoli

first_imgThe improving quality of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is set to continue in that vein with five enticing matches on today and one tomorrow.Former champions Tivoli Gardens, who had a change of coach recently, will test their chances of survival when they host the promoted UWI FC at the Edward Seaga Complex. Tenth place Tivoli Gardens, with a match in hand against Rivoli, are reeling, having lost their past three matches and four of their last five, with the fifth being a draw.The UWI FC team, on the other hand, have looked more stable, recording only one loss in the last five games, with the other results being two wins and two draws. Based on their record, UWI FC should be fancied to get the better of Tivoli Gardens, but with their league pedigree and the possible effects of the change, the home team could come out on top. two lossesNinth-placed Reno have an identical record to Tivoli Gardens for the last five games, losing four and drawing one. This has seen them slide steadily down the table. Eighth-placed Boys’ Town have won two in their last five, but interestingly, have two losses and one draw in their last three games, suggesting that they have not been boosted by the opening of the transfer window.Anything but a win for either team could see them lose even more confidence and get drawn deeper into the battle for survival, which is becoming more real for teams in the bottom half of the table.Third-placed Montego Bay United were looking pretty until they ran into defending champions Arnett Gardens away from home on Sunday last. That encounter gave them their only loss in their last five games. That result was followed by a 0-0 draw with the bottom-of-the-table but improving Waterhouse. Today, they have the opportunity to turn that around when they host 11th-placed Rivoli United at Wespow Park.Home support should lift Montego Bay United, but the fighting spirit of Rivoli cannot be ruled out despite their lowly position. The Spanish Town-based team has been nothing but consistent in their last five games, registering all draws. In their last game, they took the lead against Arnett Gardens and held on for a 1-1 scoreline even though they had a player.The battle of the east between Harbour View and the rejuvenated Cavalier should be interesting.”I am really looking forward to the game. Cavalier are in good form and, based on the performance that I saw from my team in the week, I am hopeful that we will get a good performance from my team,” Harbour View coach Ludlow Bernard said ahead of this evening’s clash.very optimistic”Jorginho James and Kevaughn Frater are available for the game and, with the squad bolstered by their presence, we are very optimistic about our chances against a good Cavalier team,” he added, expecting the duo to add quality to the work of John-Ross Edwards, Nicholas Beckett, Montrose Phinn and Rosario Harriott.David Laylor, a member of the Cavalier coaching staff, is similarly optimistic about his team’s chances.”We are expecting it to be a hard one. Harbour View have championship quality. They play good football and we expect it to be a good game, but we have been scoring freely of late and this scoring form definitely gives an edge. It is a plus,” said Laylor.Laylor’s optimism could be based on the fact that only leaders Portmore United have a better win record than his team over the last four games. Portmore have won their last four while Cavalier won their last three, with the other being a draw.”The guys are confident coming off a few wins and scoring, which we were not doing a lot of before, but Cleon Price, Jason Watson and Sulae McCalla have come in and done well,” Laylor further explained.Today’s games:n 6:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Cavalier – Harbour View Stadiumn 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centren 3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Rivoli United – Wespow Parkn 3 p.m: Reno vs Boys’ Town – Frome Complexn 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs UWI FC – Edward Seaga ComplexTomorrow’s game:n 8:40 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Portmore United – Anthony Spaulding ComplexPoints standing P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 21 13 4 4 26 15 11 43Arnett 21 12 3 6 32 18 14 39MoBay U 21 10 8 3 32 13 19 38H’Lion 21 8 8 5 18 15 3 32H.View 21 6 9 6 20 21 -1 27Cavalier SC 21 7 6 8 17 18 -1 27UWI FC 21 7 6 8 23 29 -6 27Boys’ Town 21 7 5 9 22 29 -7 26Reno 21 5 8 8 19 29 -10 23Tivoli 20 5 4 11 23 29 -6 19Rivoli 20 4 7 9 20 26 -6 19W’house 21 3 8 10 18 28 -10 17last_img read more

Para athletes seek public help for funding through ‘Alay Para Atleta’

first_img“Alay Para Atleta” is expected to be launched at around July to August.“We cannot just sit back and hope that things will happen. We have to be proactive, help the government to support sports as a whole, especially sports for people with disabilities. We can’t just let the government do all the spending and supporting us. We need the private sector and the Filipino to come out and support the paralympic movement to help them in the long run, and I hope this call to arms will generate the enthusiasm and provide inspiration to come around and help the cause,” said Barredo.Athletes of the PPC-PHILSPADA have their sights set on the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this September, the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, the 10th ASEAN Para Games in Manila, and the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.Also in attendance in the summit were Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco, Paralympic bronze medalists Josephine Medina and Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, swimmer Ernie Gawilan, and representatives from the Philippine Sports Commission.ADVERTISEMENT The social media-based drive, which is seeking to get help from the masses, is a nationwide campaign that encourages the general public to participate in the paralympic movement via a P50 annual contribution through mobile phone access.“It will be digital, social media-based to help us. We’re targeting P1 million for the people to buy in to the paralympic movement, which will fund research, hiring professionals, so that we can help the athletes more,” said Barredo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMobile donations can be made through texting “ALAYPARA (amount)” to 3456, where the public can donate from P10 to P500.Also, Information Gateway will release Juan2Run mobile game, reminiscent to the popular app “Temple Run,” with proceeds from downloading the app going to benefit PPC-PHILSPADA. LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ravena: Chooks-Pilipinas raring to bask in 3×3 limelight Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire PPC-PHILSPADA president Mike Barredo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn hopes of gathering more for sports for disabled athletes, the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) is set to launch “Alay Para Atleta” program.PPC-PHILSPADA president Mike Barredo announced the development Friday during the First Philippine Para Sports Summit at Microtel by Wyndham in Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

Team India receives traditional Maori welcome in Mount Maunganui ahead of 2nd ODI vs NZ

first_imgTeam India were in for a special surprise as they reached the Oval Bay stadium in Mount Maunganui on Friday.Ahead of the second ODI against New Zealand, the whole Indian squad along with the head coach Ravi Shastri and the support staff were greeted by members of the Maori community, who welcomed Virat Kohli and his boys in a traditional ceremony.The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand who originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia and arrived in the country in several waves of canoe voyages between 1250 and 1300.#TeamIndia received a traditional welcome at the Oval Bay from the Maori community.Full video coming up soon on https://t.co/CPALMGgLOj pic.twitter.com/FEbSuwHEZ8BCCI (@BCCI) January 25, 2019Kohli’s team is riding high on confidence after a convincing win over the hosts in the first ODI in Napier on Tuesday.The focus now shifts to the second ODI which will be played at the Oval Bay on January 26 (Saturday).Hello and welcome to the Bay Oval. Our venue for 2nd and 3rd ODI against New Zealand #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/14GaPNjvZ0BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2019India beat New Zealand in an ODI in New Zealand for the first time since 2009 after Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball in the first match.Set only 158 to win, India raced to vcitory with 14.1 overs and 8 wickets to spare. Rohit Sharma fell cheaply in a modest chase but Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan ensured India went 1-0 up in the series without much fuss.advertisementIndia’s last win had come in Hamilton way back in 2009 under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Between Hamilton 2009 and Napier 2019, India played New Zealand in New Zealand in six ODIs and lost five of those. One was tied.Meanwhile, there is more good news in story for the team as all-rounder Hardik Pandya will soon fly out to New Zealand to join the squad for the ongoing ODIs and the T20I series.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan and sent back home from Australia. However, the suspension on both players has been lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman.”Hardik Pandya will be sent to New Zealand to join the team at the earliest and KL Rahul will join the India A squad to play the last 3 one-day games against England Lions,” a BCCI media release stated on Thursday.India however, will be missing the services of captain Kohli as he has been rested for the final two ODIs and the subsequent T20Is. Rohit Sharma will lead India in Kohli’s absence and no replacement has been named.Kohli had last been rested for the Asia Cup following India’s tour of Ireland and England where he had played all five T20Is, all three ODIs and the entire five-Test series where he scored 593 runs.last_img read more

The Worst College Football Game In The Worst College Football Town

Alabama vs. Auburn, Florida vs. Florida State, Michigan vs. Ohio State. Those are the types of college football rivalries from which sports legends are made. This weekend on the northern tip of Manhattan in New York City (known for having the lowest percentage of college football fans in the nation), a different type of history will be produced. The 0-8 Cornell Big Red will visit the 0-8 Columbia Lions. It’s a game sure to be memorable not because the two teams are so good, but because both of them are so bad.I’m a Columbia Lions football fan. I listen to their games on WKCR-FM. I’m attending Saturday’s game against Cornell. I went to every home game from 1994 to 2000, and I treasure an autographed photo with then-Lions and later NFL star Marcellus Wiley.But Columbia enters the game with statistics that resemble those of a peewee football team dropped into the NFL. Columbia has scored more than seven points in only one game this season. Last week against Harvard, the Lions suffered the ultimate embarrassment: getting shut out 45-0.The away team hasn’t been much better. Only against Princeton has Cornell put up more than 16 points in a game, and the Big Red still managed to score fewer points in that game, 27, than Columbia’s highest point total this year (28). Last week, Cornell went down 42-7 against Dartmouth, and that wasn’t even their worst defeat of the season so far.Not surprisingly, of the 121 teams in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly known as Division I-AA) for which the NCAA provides statistics, Columbia is dead last in offensive points per game at 8.6. Cornell is not far behind, at No. 113, scoring only 12.9 points per game. In point differential (points scored minus points allowed), Columbia ranks No. 118 with -31.2. Cornell is ranked No. 114 with -21.5.The wretchedness goes beyond the scoreboard, though. In each facet of the game, these two teams have been exceptionally awful.The Lions rank last in the FCS with 51.3 rushing yards per game (YPG). Cornell comes in at No. 117 with 88 YPG.When it comes to passing, Columbia and Cornell are deceptively bad. Columbia has passed for 221.6 YPG (good for a rank of No. 52), while Cornell has passed for 179.3 YPG (good for No. 88). Of course, both teams have almost always been behind, so they have to pass in an effort to catch up. Passer efficiency, which takes into account pass attempts, completions, interceptions, touchdowns and yards, places Columbia No. 120 out of 121 and Cornell just slightly better at No. 103.The defenses aren’t much better. Columbia has given up 273.8 YPG on the ground (No. 120). Cornell has done better, at 189.1 YPG, but that still ranks only 84th. In passing defense, Columbia ranks No. 100 with 246.9 YPG, and Cornell lags at No. 106 with 262 YPG. In passer efficiency defense, Columbia comes in at No. 100 and Cornell at No. 118.Finally, there’s special teams. Both teams have made only two field goals all year, and both of those came in the same game for each team. Columbia and Cornell rank No. 111 and No. 112, respectively, with just 16.96 and 16.91 yards per kickoff return. In yards per punt return, Columbia ranks No. 75 with 6.80, and Cornell ranks a pathetic No. 118 with just 2.29.All hope is not lost, however. The two teams excel in one notable category: punting. Columbia has punted an amazingly high 7.25 times per game, and Cornell has done so 6.63 times per game. Those are good enough to rank No. 6 and No. 16, respectively! And perhaps because they have gotten so much practice, Columbia has averaged 34.83 yards per punt, and Cornell 36.34. Those averages rank in the top half of the FCS, at Nos. 60 and 25.So, if you live in the New York metro area, are a big fan of punting and want to see two teams that cannot score or stop anyone else from scoring, you’re in luck. It’s sure to be a riveting affair in a city that just doesn’t care. read more