Structure and grazing impact of the mesozooplankton community during late summer 1994 near South Georgia, Antarctica

first_imgMesozooplankton abundance, community structure and grazing impact were determined during late austral summer (February/March) 1994 at eight oceanic stations near South Georgia using samples collected with a Bongo and WP-2 nets in the upper 200-m and 100-m layer, respectively. The zooplankton abundance was generally dominated by copepodite stages C3–C5 of six copepod species: Rhincalanus gigas, Calanus simillimus, Calanoides acutus, Metridia spp., Clausocalanus laticeps and Ctenocalanus vanus. Most copepods had large lipid sacs. All copepods accounted for 41–98% of total zooplankton abundance. Juvenile euphausiids were the second most important component contributing between 1 and 20% of total abundance. Pteropods, mainly Limacina inflata, were important members of the pelagic community at two sites, accounting for 44 and 53% of total abundance. Average mesozooplankton biomass in the upper 200 m was 8.0 g dry weight m−2, ranging from 4.3 to 11.5 g dry weight m−2. With the exception of Calanussimillimus, gut pigment contents and feeding activity of copepod species were low, suggesting that some species, after having stored large lipid reserves, had probably started undergoing developmental arrest. Daily mesozooplankton grazing impact, measured using in situ gut fluorescence techniques and in vitro incubations, varied widely from <1 to 8% (mean 3.5%) of phytoplankton standing stock, and from 5 to 102% (mean 36%) of primary production. The highest grazing impact was found northeast of the island co-incident with the lowest phytoplankton biomass and primary production levels.last_img read more

Jazz To Play On Christmas

first_img Written by Tags: Basketball/Christmas Day/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Utah Jazz will be busy on Christmas this year.Utah is scheduled to face the Blazers on Christmas Day in Salt Lake City.  The Jazz also travel to face the Magic in Mexico City on December 15th. August 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz To Play On Christmas Robert Lovelllast_img

Real bread bakers attend start-up course

first_imgThe Real Bread Campaign (RBC) and equipment supplier Benier UK recently hosted a one-day course on how to set up a professional bakery operation.Ten members of the RBC, who currently operate fledging businesses from their living rooms and garages, took part in the course held at Heygate Flour Mill’s test bakery in Northampton.It was run by Steve Lamb, retail bakery sale manager of Benier, who is an ex-baker and has previously run eight bakery shops in the UK and Australia.The participants were shown how to use a deck oven, before Ruth Dolby from Specialist New Product Development in Derby led a session on legislation with regards to start-up businesses. The bakers were also given a tour of the mill.The day also covered the costs of setting up a bakery as well as ideas for promoting them.Lamb commented: “The course participants all run very small bakeries from their homes, supplying around 50 loaves a day to local shops and restaurants. They all have a real passion for making bread and now they want to become commercial bakers. The course, which was massively oversubscribed, set out to show them how. “One delegate is already planning to open two bakeries in London in 2012.”last_img read more

Thousands Join in Eternal Con Cosplay

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thousands of Star Wars, Star Trek, comic book and various other enthusiasts packed the Cradle of Aviation Museum this weekend for Eternal Con, billed as Long Island’s largest multi-media pop culture convention.Fans filled all three levels of the museum for the eclectic convention, where they lined up for chances to meet celebrities ranging from sci-fi series actors, graphic novel artists, WWE wrestlers and rock stars. Just as entertaining were attendees dressed in elaborate costumes, playing the roles of their favorite characters—dedicated fans known as cosplayers, short for costume play.“I started making costumes for my children for New York City Comic Con and I thought, this is fun, I want to do this too, so I made it a family event.” Adaina Velez, an Eternal Con costume contest judge, said. “I also love looking at all the effort people have put into their costumes and making new friends at the conventions.”On hand to greet fans in “artist alley” were notable comic book artists such as John Romita Jr., known for his work on Spiderman, as well as upcoming artists who signed autographs, posed for pictures and, of course, sold copies of their latest issues.Aside from the many vendors were selling countless collectibles, no such convention would be complete without the costume parade, which stepped off Saturday morning and ended in a costume contest that afternoon.Celebrities on hand for meet and greets and photo ops included the original cast of the Power Rangers, Marina Sirtis of Star Trek, Gigi Edgley of Farscape and many others. Also on hand were several WWE wrestling celebrities including Chyna, plus Markey Ramone, longtime drummer for The Ramones.Scheduled to appear was actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series. But, the 82-year-old actress suffered a minor stroke on June 3 and had to cancel her appearance. The celebrities who made it were generous with their time.“I adore getting to spend moments and have a proper interaction with the people who have made my passion in life a reality,” Australia actress Gigi Edgley, who plays Chiana on the series Farscape, told the Press.Fans dressed up as their favorite characters in what is known as “cosplay.” (Photos by Joe Nuzzo)last_img read more

Zagreb Advent Run gathered more than 3000 participants

first_img “Zagreb Advent Run was created on the idea of ​​Advent gifts and socializing with loved ones during the holidays. Together with our partners from the company Run Croatia, we made something completely different – a cheerful pre-holiday gathering that has a noble note. ” said Mario Petrovic, CEO of Millennium Promotion and race organizer. Organized by Millennium Promotion and Run Croatia, runners ran through the center of Zagreb on two routes – 5 and 10 kilometers, and 5 kilometers were joined by walkers. As in previous years, the Zagreb Advent Run, in line with the holiday spirit of giving, also had a humanitarian note. This year’s goal was to raise awareness of the importance of year-round responsible behavior in the sun, and part of the proceeds from the race registration fees this year will be donated to the association Healthy under the Sun.  The fastest male runner was Sylvia Thomas, and he ran 5 kilometers in 15:14. In the women’s competition, the winner was Tea Faber, who ran the same route in 18:10. The fastest time at 10 kilometers – 32:57 was Blaž Car Pavlić. Among the runners, the fastest was Mirjana Šimek Bilić with a time of 38:24. Vjekoslav Klarić was the fastest Nordic walker who crossed the route in 30:25, while Marija Žinić had the best time – 35:02 in the women’s competition. Zagreb Advent Run is the only sporting event within the Advent event in Zagreb, as well as an extension of the event that creates great added value.  On Sunday morning, the holiday-decorated center of Zagreb became even more colorful for over 3000 red caps, or more precisely 3150 runners from as many as 34 countries, who were attracted by the Zagreb Advent Run for the fourth time. Melanoma, one of the most aggressive tumors, affects more than two people in Croatia every day. Therefore, it is imperative to encourage citizens to act conscientiously and preventively when it comes to skin health because, despite modern advances in treatment, prevention and early detection of the disease is still crucial for positive prognosis of treatment and thus the lives of patients. Thus, the city of Zagreb has positioned itself as a destination with one of the largest Advent races in this part of Europe, and it is interesting that the race is the only sporting event within the Zagreb Advent.  Considering the number of participants and the visibility of the race, the Zagreb Advent Run is well on its way to becoming one of the most massive races in Europe. Thus, ZAR contributes to the visibility and promotion of the entire Zagreb Advent.  “Zagreb Advent Run is a great motive for many tourists to come to Zagreb and create some beautiful, new memories. Over 3150 runners from as many as 34 countries have registered, and we are especially pleased to register from overseas countries. “, said Berislav Sokač, founder of Run Croatia and organizer of the race. ZDR is another proof of how running can be and is certainly one of the motives for coming, as well as a great tool on how to extend the tourist season. The goal of the donation is for the association to cover the costs of organizing free preventive examinations in areas where there is a deficit of dermatologists. Also, all runners could apply for free preventive moles examinations, where prevention was directly affected. Photo: PRlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 32 New Jobs with DevTech Manufacturing Facility in Northampton County

first_img September 15, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that DevTech PET, Inc., a manufacturer of custom plastic preforms and containers, will lease a manufacturing facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and create 32 new, high wage jobs.“Operational cost savings made Pennsylvania the preferred location for DevTech’s new facility,” Governor Wolf said. “The company could have remained in the neighboring state where it is currently established and that is in closer proximity to its customer base, but Pennsylvania’s advantages rose above the competition, showing once again that the commonwealth is open for business and job growth.”DevTech will lease a 120,000-square-foot facility at 5210 Jaindl Boulevard, Hanover Township. The company has committed to investing $18,100,000 in the project, which will include the leasehold, infrastructure upgrades, and new equipment. DevTech has committed to the creation of 32 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“We are looking forward to the successful expansion of our manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, and very grateful for the support, guidance, and incentives to materialize this project,” said Antonio Donnadieu, PET Division CEO for DevTech’s parent company, Envases Universales. “The support from both the Governor´s Action Team and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was a fundamental factor in our decision making process.”DevTech received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $96,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $21,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC).“We’re very pleased to welcome DevTech to the Lehigh Valley,” said Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO. “They are a perfect fit for the Valley’s economy, where the food and beverage sector has grown rapidly during the last decade. The region’s location, workforce, infrastructure, and water and sewer resources have made it an East Coast hub for manufacturing and distribution. DevTech will be a great addition to a vibrant and growing economy.”DevTech PET, Inc., a subsidiary of Envases Universales, manufactures custom plastic preforms and containers. DevTech has 95 full-time employees, and Envases Universales employs approximately 5,800 worldwide.For more information about DevTech, visit www.envasesuniversales.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces 32 New Jobs with DevTech Manufacturing Facility in Northampton Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

IFRS Committee breaks ranks with ESMA over IAS 19 asset-ceiling test

first_imgThe call for the committee to look at the issue came from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).The decision confirms the position adopted by the committee’s staff at the March 2015 IFRS IC meeting that the committee should not add the issue to its agenda.Any such move by the committee might have involved either the release of interpretive guidance or a change to pensions accounting rules that could have affected the size of a defined benefit (DB) sponsor’s pension liability.Guidance on the application of the asset-ceiling test under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is set out in IFRIC 14, ‘The Limit on a Defined Benefit Asset, Minimum Funding Requirements and Their Interaction’.The document, issued in 2008, interprets the requirements of IAS 19.When a DB plan sponsor applies IAS 19, it must first measure the DB obligation using the projected unit credit method and fair value any plan assets on the other to reach either a DB asset or liability at the balance sheet date.Where a plan is in surplus, the sponsor will recognise the lower of any surplus and the IAS 19 asset ceiling – that is, the economic benefits available to the entity from the surplus.This might be as either a refund of contributions from the plan or a reduction in future contributions.In the circumstances described by ESMA, neither a plan wind-up nor a plan closure to future accrual has been decided on at the end of the reporting period.In the UK, practice has tended to be that a company will recognise a surplus under IFRIC 14 as an asset if it can agree with its auditors it has an unconditional right to a refund at the end of the life of the plan.If not, the sponsor might be able to argue that it expects to derive an economic benefit as a reduction in future service contributions.However, IFRIC 14 says that, when an MFR means a sponsor will not derive the full economic benefit from IAS 19 future service cost, it must deduct the MFR future service contributions.The accounting challenge that this presents under IFRIC 14 and IAS 19 is whether the sponsor should book a liability representing, say, a three-year time horizon or the longer timeline for the schedule of contributions.For example, UK sponsors will generally agree a schedule of contributions over a 10-year period or so, and then review the schedule every three years or so.The sponsor might also prepare a new funding valuation and schedule with its trustees because it has benefited from positive investment returns.Aon Hewitt consultant actuary Simon Robinson told IPE: “You could argue that the schedule of contributions says the company has agreed to pay contributions for the next X number of years. The problem is, we all know that is not going to happen.“Although a sponsor might have reached a 10-year funding commitment, the reality of the cashflows under that agreement is that they will only happen until the next funding valuation is finalised. Equally, an employer could force a valuation.”Speaking during a 24 March discussion of the topic, IFRS IC member Tony Debell, a PwC audit partner, said: “You can’t assume the minimum funding requirement disappears simply because the period of the agreement disappears.“We are saying you should continue to apply the principle that underpins the minimum funding requirement to make assumptions that are consistent between the way you measure the DBO and the way you measure the minimum funding requirement.”The IFRS IC noted in its agenda decision that paragraphs 21 and BC30 of IFRIC 14 explain that an entity’s estimate of future minimum funding requirement contributions should take no account of the effect of expected changes in the terms and conditions of the minimum funding basis that arenot substantively enacted or contractually agreed at the end of the reporting period; andequivalent to a legal requirement or contractual agreement.Simon Robinson added that IFRIC 14 is “not sophisticated enough to deal with the very complex situations that arise in practice and so can require a degree of interpretation”.He added: “What it does say, however, rather sensibly, is that companies should consider whether they should recognise an additional liability in respect of additional contributions.” The International Financial Reporting Standards Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) has confirmed it will not develop guidance dealing with the asset-ceiling test in International Accounting Standard 19, Employee Benefits (IAS 19).The issue is of particular relevance to pension plan sponsors in the UK.Experts say it could also affect scheme sponsors in Ireland and Canada.According to a formal agenda decision published in its official journal, IFRIC Update, the committee said: “On the basis of [its] analysis, the Interpretations Committee determined that, in the light of the existing IFRS requirements … sufficient guidance exists, and neither an interpretation nor an amendment to a standard was necessary and therefore decided not to add this issue to its agenda.”last_img read more

Bath Estate resident collides into bus stop

first_img 18 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Side view of accident. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.A male adult of Bath Estate is nursing minor injuries sustained during an early morning Easter Monday collision with a bus stop in Louisville. Derrick Samuel who was driving a white car Mitsubishi Lancer registration number 8641 was reportedly driving towards the City of Roseau when the accident occurred.Louisville bus stop damaged. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.Head of the Traffic Department of the Dominica Police Service Acting Superintendant Patrickson Albert confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that Samuel was “travelling east to west when he ran off the road and crashed into the bus stop”.Mr. Albert also noted his concern on the collision at the bus stop which fortunately was empty at the time.Mitsubishi Lancer registration # 8641. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford. “A bus stop is where people go to await buses and for someone to crash into it is unfortunate; luckily for him he sustained minor injuries”.According to Albert the question is the rebuilding of the bus stop which was extensively damaged. He said there are too many instances where drivers damage people’s property and are not held responsible for repairing the same.The Louisville bus stop was built and painted by Springfield Trading.PF 324. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.Soon after the white car collided into the bus stand another white bus PF324 driving from the same direction as the car spun right across the road however was able to regain control of the vehicle.We are left to wonder therefore whether there is a defect in that section of the road or whether drivers should be pay attention to one of the traffic regulations which states that drivers should SLOW DOWN when approaching a corner.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share LocalNews Bath Estate resident collides into bus stop by: – April 10, 2012last_img read more

Monday Local Sports Results

first_imgVolleyballBatesville Varsity defeated Greensburg 25-14, 25-17, 25-12Batesville vs. Greensburg-V (10-7)Batesville JV won 25-21, 14-25, 15-11Batesville vs. Greensburg-JV (10-7)Batesville Freshman won 25-11, 25-20.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas.FootballBatesville JV whitewashed Greensburg 50-0.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Nobbe.last_img

Lady Twisters Fall To Lady Shiners In VB Sectionals

first_imgOA’s season ended with a sectional semifinal loss to Rising Sun in an emotional and grueling 5 game set that lasted over 2 hours.Senior Anna Dickman recorded another double-double with 21 kills and 11 blocks while recording 3 aces and 6 digs. Dickman scored 35 points for the Twisters. Hannah Moul recorded 4 blocks. Senior libero, Megan Dickman, finished the match with a record 57 digs while passing 59 serve receptions with only 7 errors.The Twisters served 16 aces on 103 service attempts and had only 12 errors on 87 serve receive attempts. Setting duties were distributed between sophomore Elizabeth Fiutem, 20 assists, and senior Brittany Harrell, 18 assists.“This was as hard a loss for us as we’ve had all season,” stated Head Coach Brian Patterson. “Not because it was the season ender, but because the girls prepared so well for this rematch. They had a good season and have every right to be proud of their accomplishments.”Oldenburg finishes the season with an 18-17 record.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Brian Patterson.last_img read more