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Movement and growth of tagged Dissostichus eleginoides around South Georgia and Shag Rocks (subarea 48.3)

first_imgIn 2000 the UK started a Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) tagging program to investigate the spatial and temporal movement of fish and to validate otolith-based growth estimates. Approximately 2 260 toothfish have been tagged and released during groundfish surveys and CCAMLR observer trips. This includes about 900 that have been injected with either strontium chloride or oxytetracycline that places a permanent chemical marker on the otolith indicating the date of injection and release. To date, 51 fish have been recaptured, mostly around Shag Rocks where there is greatest fishing activity. Most of the fish recaptured to date were tagged and released during experimental pot fishing in 2000 and 2001, and have been at liberty from one to two years. Four fish were tagged and recaptured from the same longline vessel in 2002 after up to two months at liberty The fish tagged during the groundfish surveys may not yet be large enough to be available to the longline fishery and there have been no reported recaptures of these fish tagged at South Georgia or elsewhere in the South Atlantic. Similarly, D. eleginoides tagged and released on the Patagonian Shelf have not been recaptured at South Georgia. Fourteen tags have been recovered from a high seas area on the Patagonian Shelf at 42degreesS after about one,year at liberty from some opportunistic tagging carried out on a toothfish pot vessel in international waters at that latitude in 2001.last_img read more

Blanco’s back-to-back goals power Timbers past RSL 4-1

first_imgOctober 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Blanco’s back-to-back goals power Timbers past RSL 4-1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Sebastian Blanco had a first-half assist and scored back-to-back goals in the second half to power the Portland Timbers past Real Salt Lake 4-1 on Saturday night.Blanco made it 2-1 for the Timbers (14-9-9) in the 70th minute, chest-trapping Justen Glad’s attempted clearance and putting back a left-footed shot from just beyond the top left corner of the 6-yard box. Blanco added another three minutes later from nearly the same spot, a right-footed blast into the upper corner to finish Diego Valeri’s layoff.Lucas Melano pounced on a lazy throw-in deep in RSL (13-12-7) territory to cap the scoring for Portland in the 88th minute.Jeremy Ebobisse tapped in Blanco’s cross in the 33rd minute to give the Timbers the lead.Jefferson Savarino smashed home Joao Plata’s feed to pull Real Salt Lake even at 1 in the 55th minute. Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Coach McCarty Announces First Signing Class At UE

first_imgPurple Aces Add To Roster For 2018-19 University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty has announced his inaugural signing class for the Purple Aces as they prepare for the 2018-19 season.“We are really excited about this signing class – their potential is first-class,” McCarty said.  “They can each do a lot of things; their games are very rounded.  This is probably one of the most complete and balanced classes to come into this program at one time.  They have a ton of potential.”Will Becker – 6-9 – Power Forward – Aurora, ColoradoWill Becker is a 6-9 forward who comes to Evansville following his career at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado.  In his senior season, Becker averaged 9.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game.  In a recent “Terrific 24” AAU tournament game in Indianapolis, Becker recorded 20 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocks.He was an honorable mention on the Denver Post’s All-Colorado Boys Basketball Team.  Becker also enjoyed a solid junior campaign in 2016-17, finishing with 8.8 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 4.6 blocks.  Coach McCarty on Becker: “Will is a very skilled big guy who can really get up the floor.  He knows how to play the game – he can pass it and is also a tenacious rebounder.  He gives us extra opportunities and possessions.  Will can play the power forward and center spot.  People are really going to be surprised with how athletic he is and how he can play above the rim.  He will be a big part of our future.” Shea Feehan – 6-0 – Guard – Peoria, Ill.Shea Feehan is the first-ever graduate transfer to join the Purple Aces.  The 6-0 guard graduated from Division III Eureka College in Illinois and will work towards a Master’s of Public Health at UE.  He is originally from Peoria, Ill. and has one year of eligibility at UE.Feehan was one of the top players at his division last season, ranking second in D-III with 30.6 points per game.  An accurate shooter, Feehan completed the year shooting 53.7% from the field and 44.2% from long range.  The 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year led his team to an 18-8 mark in 2017-18.  Feehan garnered NABC All-District Second Team honors as he led Eureka to its first league tournament bid since 2013.Coach McCarty on Feehan: “Shea is a tenacious offensive player.  He can get in the paint and make plays, but the best thing he does is shoot the basketball.  He is going to draw a lot of attention and we hope that will open things up for everyone on the floor.  Opponents have to respect his jump shot and his outside shooting.  We’re excited to have him; he is a good leader who is very experienced.  We will rely on him to help our young guys, he has been great for us so far.”Shamar Givance – 5-10 – Point Guard – Toronto, Ontario, CanadaA native of Toronto, Canada, Shamar Givance is a 5-10 point guard.  He spent the last two seasons playing at the First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa.  Givance averaged 17 points, 8 assists and 2.5 steals per contest while helping his squad to a mark of 18-10 against a competitive schedule.Givance played AAU basketball for the Northern Kings in Toronto.Coach McCarty on Givance: “Shamar is a true point guard.  He is very quick and can get to the paint.  He is a natural leader as far as getting the team ready and in position to be successful.  He can also defend; he is one of those guys that can really guard and defend the basketball.  Offensively, he can really get your team in the right position.  Shamar has a nice jump shot and can get off the floor and finish above the rim.”Jawaun Newton – 6-3 – Guard – El Paso, TexasJawaun Newton, a 6-3 guard, comes to UE from El Paso, Texas where he was a star player at Burges High School.  As a senior in 2017-18, Newton averaged 28.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game on his way to earning Class 5A All-State accolades.  He also added 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals per contest.Newton led his school to 31 victories last season and was named the El Paso Times Boys’ Player of the Year on two occasions and is set to begin his freshman campaign at UE.Coach McCarty on Newton: “He is an athlete, I think if you put him in any sport, he is going to excel.  He is a tremendous defensive player and he can make shots offensively.  He is also very physical.  What I love about him is that he has a high IQ and catches on very fast.  Jawaun is just as good off the court and in the classroom as he is on the court.  He gives it everything he has every second he is on the floor.”DeAndre Williams – 6-9 – Forward – Houston, TexasAnother freshman on the 2018-19 squad will be DeAndre Williams.  A 6-9 forward, Williams is a product of Houston, Texas.  Last season, Williams played for the Nation Wide Academy in Oklahoma City and averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds.Williams is a 2016 graduate of Klein Forest HS in Houston and was chosen to play in the NBA Top 100 Camp in the summer of 2015 before his senior year of high school.  ESPN and Scout.com rated Williams as a 3-star recruit and he drew interest from multiple Power 5 schools before choosing UE.Coach McCarty on Williams: “DeAndre is a fun kid to be around, he has a smile on his face 24/7.  His ability to make guys better, make shots and get to the rim is really special.  He has the opportunity to be a very good basketball player here, he has the chance to be one of the best to ever play at UE.  He will get better and better as he gets stronger.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Burton’s eyes premium market after takeover

first_imgDuke Street Capital, private equity owners of confectionery manufacturer Burton’s Foods, has acquired Gateshead-based Northumbrian Fine Foods for an undisclosed sum.After the deal was completed on January 10, Northumbrian Fine Foods chairman David Jones said: “This is an exciting time for our business. By joining with Burton’s Foods we will be able to grow and develop our brands utilising their insight and expertise.”Northumbrian Fine Foods, which employs 204 staff, produces biscuits under licence, including Traidcraft Geobars, Ainsley Harriott, You Are What You Eat, as well as private label cookies and cereal bars.Burton’s Foods chief executive Paul Kitchener said: “Northumbrian Fine Foods has a strong range of brands and outstanding capability which complements our portfolio. It will enable us to exploit opportunities on a number of brands and increase our presence in the growing high value segments.”A company statement said that a review would be carried out over the coming months “to ensure a smooth passage of integration for the whole business into Burton’s Foods Limited”.Meanwhile Burton’s, which makes Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, is to invest £1m in its Blackpool factory to produce Cadbury’s Fingers.Wayne Jackson, regional general manager at the company, said the £1m investment in March would involve the installation of a new line.last_img read more

GM Crops

first_imgIn a recent speech to the National Farmers’ Union, Iain Ferguson, CEO of Tate & Lyle and president of the UK’s Food and Drink Federation, said: “We have to face up to the issue of genetic modification (GM) and rise to the challenge of helping to foster a fair and scientific debate on an issue that has typically been clouded by suspicion and a lack of trust. The current economic climate with rising food prices and concerns over long-term availability of commodities may well give us the opportunity to do this.”The only GM crop grown in the EU is maize, which was approved in 1998 for use as an animal feed.Ferguson said genetic modification could help overcome food shortages and that higher yielding GM corn varieties in the US have helped farmers meet the 15% extra requirement for ethanol.In a separate announcement, Tate & Lyle said that it will switch its entire retail sugar output to Fairtrade by the end of 2009. There was no immediate plan to do the same in its ingredients division.It has been working in partnership with the UK-based Fairtrade Foundation to help cane farmers in Belize, where it sources all its white cane sugar, to meet Fairtrade standards.The change to Fairtrade has been two years in the planning, said the company. Hurricane Dean devastated farms in Belize in 2007.last_img read more

Vogel’s finds perfect tea and toast partners

first_imgVogel’s bread has launched an app on its Facebook page, enabling fans to discover which varieties of tea work best with its different varieties of bread.The firm carried out extensive research into which blends worked best with its wholemeal and oat, original mixed grain, soya and linseed and sunflower and barley breads. The type of blend also depended on the amount of time each slice was toasted for, and how long the tea was brewed for.Delicious magazine’s wine expert Susy Atkins paired up with The Savoy hotel’s tea guru Trevor Mordaunt, to create a tea and toast map, detailing which tea and toast combinations brought out the best in each other.Perfect Partners were found to be Smokey Lapsong, brewed at 100 degrees for five minutes and drunk with a mid-brown slice of original mixed grain. Chinese Yellow Tea worked best with lightly toasted sunflower and barley, while a strong cup of Assam, brewed for four minutes, complemented a well-done slice of soya and linseed.The ‘Perfect Partners’ app – the Vogel’s Toast ‘n’ TEA-O-TRON 3000 – will be available on its Love Toast Community Facebook page.last_img read more

Lecture emphasizes advantages of fair trade

first_imgFair trade does not just mean fair wages, John Taylor, a member of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), said Tuesday.The lecture titled “A Piece of Fair Trade” focused on the benefits of fair trade among Central American countries.The talk was held in Carroll Auditorium at Saint Mary’s.  “For each of us who have jobs, or for each of us who are working within a structure … we really care individually about each of these steps,” Taylor said. Taylor, along with fellow CRS member Jessica Howell, said fair trade is beneficial for impoverished nations. “What’s different about the fair trade system is that it’s added value,” Howell said. Taylor said the beans are sent to an exporter, who works to find a place to sell the beans.  Howell encouraged students to get involved in fair trade practices. Other ways students can become involved, Howell said, is to discuss fair trade with families and friends, change the purchasing practices of stores in the area and call on the College to provide fair trade products. “Fair trade is to make sure that these five principals are not shoved aside in order to provide the lowest price for the consumer,” he said. Taylor also said there were five main principals in the fair trade system. Those principals include fair wages, cooperative workplaces, long-term relationships, good working conditions and environmental sustainability.  A broker then works with the exporter to connect with an importer, who brings the coffee beans to the roaster. After the beans are roasted, they are taken to a distributor, who ensures the beans are put in a store to be sold. A retailer then sells the beans to a consumer, and the revenue from the beans is distributed throughout each member of the chain. “It’s pretty powerful to know that when you buy a cup of coffee, or a chocolate bar, or a handcraft that is fair trade certified, you know because there is a fair trade certification system that what you are buying with that money is again not just a living wage for someone, but that there is no exploitative child labor, no harsh environmental conditions,” Howell said.  Taylor said typically, the goal for the consumer for any transaction is to pay as little as possible for the products purchased. However, in a fair trade system, consumers look at the wages that the producer will receive instead of the cost of the product. Howell said fair trade is much more than just creating fair wages for small farmers. Howell said the fair trade system is far less complex and provides more value to the products.center_img Taylor said CRS began to assist refugees coming out of Europe in 1933. Today, CRS focuses on international aid and development.  She also said selling fair trade products and hosting fair trade sales around holidays would be beneficial for fair trade communities. According to Taylor, CRS currently is working in over 100 countries throughout the world to promote fair trade. According to Taylor, free trade is far more complex than fair trade. Taylor explained the process of free, or conventional, trade in relationship to coffee farmers. Coffee farmers begin the process of free trade by producing coffee beans. The beans are then sent to intermediaries, who are responsible for negotiating the price with the farmer. Once the intermediaries agree on a price, the coffee beans are then taken to a processing mill. There, the hull of the bean is removed. “After all, the bottom line is to pay as little as possible, regardless of what the producers or the farmer gets out of it,” Taylor said. According to Howell, there are a variety of ways to encourage fair trade within local communities. Howell said to organize fair trade tastings, film nights or informational events.  Howell encouraged students to purchase fair trade products. Another way to become involved is to learn more about fair trade. “Fair trade ultimately is the realization that there’s a person behind every item that we purchase, and how we choose to buy that item affects that person in a positive or a negative way,” Howell said. Howell added that fair trade worked to strengthen communities by utilizing all of these principals. According to Howell, fair trade also begins with the farmer. After the beans are raised, they are sent to a cooperative, which is a democratically run resource that allows the farmers to receive more money per pound of product. The beans are then taken to a processing mill and then sold to coffee companies. From there, consumers have the capability to purchase the product. Additionally, Howell discussed the ways in which students can participate in the fair trade system.last_img read more

Obama Administration Doubles Clean Energy R&D to $12.8 Billion

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Molly Christian for SNL:The Obama administration wants to double federal investment in clean energy research and development over the next five years to follow through on an international commitment reached with world leaders at the Paris climate summit in December 2015.President Barack Obama released a plan Feb. 6 to boost federal investment in clean energy R&D to $12.8 billion in fiscal year 2021 from $6.4 billion in fiscal year 2016. The proposal is geared toward helping the U.S. meet its commitment to Mission Innovation, an initiative launched by global leaders during the Paris talks to accelerate public and private investment in clean energy innovation.“This investment portfolio spans the full range of research and development activities — from use-inspired basic research to demonstration,” the White House said in the Feb. 6 release.In fiscal year 2017, Obama is seeking $7.7 billion in discretionary funding for clean energy R&D, an approximately 20% increase from the year before. The funding will be spread out across 12 federal agencies.About 80% of the government’s Mission Innovation investment will support the U.S. Department of Energy’s research, development and demonstration activities. One of the largest single DOE funding tranches for fiscal 2017 is more than $1.8 billion for basic research on clean energy production, conversion, storage and use.Sustainable transportation technologies will also get a large chunk — over $880 million — of DOE innovation funding. After focusing on electric power sector carbon emissions in 2015 with the release of its final Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration has turned its attention more to the transportation sector’s role in climate change. The administration on Feb. 4 proposed a controversial $10 per barrel tax on oil that would help fund the transition to a cleaner transportation system.Despite the recent emphasis on transportation, the utility sector factors heavily in the clean energy R&D investment outlook. Research and development of advanced nuclear technologies will receive more than $804 million in fiscal 2017 under Obama’s budget proposal. Nearly $564 million is targeted for developing and deploying carbon capture and storage technologies and improving the emissions performance of fossil fuel-based generation. DOE investment in boosting dispatch and lowering costs for renewable generation will receive over $500 million.Full article ($): bama unveils plan to double clean energy R&D in next 5 years Obama Administration Doubles Clean Energy R&D to $12.8 Billionlast_img read more

Nassau Gun Buy Back to be held in Uniondale Saturday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Officials at a press conference discussing the Guin Buy Back Program. (Photo credit; Nassau County)Nassau County will hold another Gun Buy Back Program in Uniondale Saturday as part of its strategy to get guns off the street, officials said.Residents who want to exchange their firearms for cash can do so at Bishop R.W. Harris’ Grace Cathedral Church at 944 Jerusalem Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon, officials said.Individuals will be paid $100 for every operable rifle, $200 for each operable handgun and $400 for each operable assault rifle, the county said. Licensed guns, BB guns, air pistols and replicas are not accepted.“Crime doesn’t pay, but turning in a gun to this community-based buy-back event at Grace Cathedral Church does,” said Nassau County District Attorney Rice. “This program is safe and anonymous for anyone who wants to help make our communities safer and stop crimes before they happen, while earning some cash in the process.”“By working together, we can ensure that Nassau County remains the safest suburban County in the nation,” added Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.The program, which uses asset forfeiture funds from Nassau police and the district attorney’s office, has already taken nearly 3,000 guns off the streets, officials said.last_img read more

What story are you telling your members?

first_imgStories are all the rage in business now…and there’s a reason why.People don’t buy from organizations they buy from people, and those purchases are driven from relationships.  In the credit union world, you’re selling your brand, your services, and your commitment to help your members be in a better financial position.But are you selling it with the right stories?  Are you sharing the stories internally so that others hear the stories? Are you asking front line employees for their stories of members and their successes?If you want to achieve consistent inbound referrals, from a real word of mouth marketing strategy, then you need to identify, craft, and communicate the stories that matter in your organization. I’m far from a story expert, but I am a referral expert and I can tell you that for every person that chooses to NOT do business with an organization, they have a story. It’s usually a bad one.  However for every bad or negative story, there is a good one. The problem is, as leaders in organizations, we aren’t sourcing these stories enough, we aren’t crafting the story to make it clear, succinct, and focused, and we aren’t sharing them nearly enough.  We need to be sharing these stories everyday and every hour. These stories should be your go to stories around why people do business with you, why your organization exists, why you are focused on certain markets, and why you excel at certain things.  If you aren’t sure what the stories are that you need to be sharing, then simply ask your front line employees what conversations they have had with members in the past week.  These answers will lead you down the right path! At the end of that path is your pot of gold full of great stories that you can begin crafting and sharing.Don’t wait to share the stories until they are crafted well, instead start telling them. They will become more crafted as you share them.  They will find their way to “ease of sharing” which in turn means you will be sharing them much more and so will everyone in your organization!It’s time to start sharing your story! 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Ward Matt is the founder of Breakthrough Champion…In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, … Web: www.Breakthrough-Champion.com Detailslast_img read more