Demographic parameters of black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris from the Falkland Islands

first_imgBlack-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris are currently classified as globally endangered. The most important populations of this species are believed to be declining due to, amongst other factors, unsustainable levels of incidental mortality in fishing gear. However, detailed demographic data are lacking for several critical populations, including the largest of all, nesting in the Falkland Islands. Here, we present data from the first Falkland Islands detailed demographic study (at New Island) and show that, from 2003 to 2009, the mean adult survival probability was 0.942 (95% CI: 0.930-0.952). Nesting frequency of adults is amongst the highest recorded for Thalassarche albatrosses and breeding success (0.564 chicks per egg) is within normal values. The nesting population in the intensively studied plots experienced an increase of 4% per year from 2004 to 2009. These results indicate that the Falklands population may not be as threatened as previously supposed, although studies from more sites and a longer time series are needed to confirm or refute this. The high survival rates may partly reflect recent efforts to mitigate bycatch made by the Falkland Islands and other fisheries in the region. The reinforcement of such initiatives may be critical to buffer the black-browed albatross population against ecosystem shifts and natural disasters (such as harmful algal blooms) that will likely become more frequent with ongoing global changes.last_img read more

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Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds Transfer Isiah Brown To The Program

first_imgApril 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds Transfer Isiah Brown To The Program Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Thursday, Weber State men’s basketball announced the signing of transfer guard Isiah Brown to the program.The 6-2 180-pound senior guard out of Seattle has made his way around Division I men’s basketball as he has had previous stints at Northwestern and Grand Canyon.Brown started 18 of 30 games last season for Grand Canyon, netting 9.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Antelopes.He also averaged 29.3 minutes per game for the Antelopes, the fourth most on the squad.In two previous seasons at Northwestern, Brown averaged 8.9 points per game and played a key role on the Wildcats making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history during the 2016-17 season. Tags: Isiah Brown/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written bylast_img read more

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UAE: ADSB to Sponsor NAVDEX 2013

first_img View post tag: News by topic UAE: ADSB to Sponsor NAVDEX 2013 View post tag: Sponsor View post tag: Defence The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) announced Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) as the main sponsor for the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2013. The sponsorship will help reinforce a re-vamped maritime security zone designed to address emerging trends in the region’s naval defence market.The 2013′s NAVDEX will see increased areas for live on-water demonstrations, as well as a broader technology offering featuring advanced geospatial mapping systems and network-centric architecture.“NAVDEX presents a unique opportunity for ADSB to showcase our industry-leading offering to government and private sector decision makers,” said Mohammed Al Junaibi, CEO of ADSB.“From our base in Abu Dhabi, ADSB successfully provides products and related services to Navies, Coast Guards and other military and para-military vessel operators throughout the GCC region. NAVDEX 2013 is key in helping us reach out to our existing clients, build relationships with new ones and discuss developments in this fast moving industry,” he added.“We are pleased to have the support of ADSB, a key player driving innovation in the UAE’s naval defence industry,” said IDEX Director, Saleh Al Marzooqi.“With emerging issues such as piracy and growing offshore natural resources, maritime security is key for GCC nations reinforcing core defence infrastructures. More than a sponsor, we look forward to working in partnership with ADSB to provide an enhanced maritime offering meeting regional demands,” he added.IDEX and NAVDEX will take place at Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre from the 17th – 21st of February, 2013.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 7, 2013; Image: ADSB View post tag: 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: NAVDEX View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UAE: ADSB to Sponsor NAVDEX 2013 Training & Education View post tag: Defense January 7, 2013 Share this article View post tag: ADSBlast_img read more

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The Viral Video That Has Eagles Fans Laughing

first_imgPhilly Philly!!!For all you peeps who still love Dilly Dilly.. this is great! -DoomPosted by Philthy In Philadelphia on Saturday, January 20, 2018If you watch football, you unavoidably have seen the Bud Light Dilly Dilly ad campaign. Well, this one is just for the Eagles fans.Enjoy today’s game!last_img

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Uniq ups food-to-go sales

first_imgConvenience food group Uniq has announced its first quarter group sales were up 4.2%, compared to the first three months of 2009.Its food-to-go sales, which include its sandwiches wraps and deli-fillers business, increased 12.5%, which the firm said reflected its business wins in 2009, which included £15m worth of new sandwich business with Marks and Spencer.Sales in its desserts arm were down 2.2%.The company also announced its preliminary results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2009 on the same day as its Q1 interims. Revenue stood at £287.2m compared with £286.7m in 2009. Food-to-go revenue was up 2% to £136.9m, and operating profit stood at £7.3m – up 0.4%.In January 2010, Uniq revealed it was back in the black, after increased food-to-go sales saw the business return to positive sales growth. Following the decision to dispose of its French, German, Polish and Netherlands business units earlier in 2009, the business is now focused on the UK chilled prepared food market.last_img read more

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Late June reopening date set for Indiana Beach in Monticello

first_img Previous articleElkhart County Sheriff’s Office Administration Building lobby reopens TuesdayNext articleVFW of Indiana name being used by scammers Network Indiana Pinterest Late June reopening date set for Indiana Beach in Monticello WhatsApp By Network Indiana – May 15, 2020 1 550 Twitter Google+ Facebook (Source: https://goo.gl/jKtnJJ License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x) MONTICELLO, Ind.–A tentative reopening date has been announced for Indiana Beach Water and Amusement Park.They have a VIP grand reopening set for June 26 followed by reopening to the general public June 27 at 50% capacity. Indiana Beach created the Brick Paver campaign as part of its “Road to 100 Years” Project. Donors who take part in the Brick Paver Campaign get a limited number of tickets to attend the VIP grand reopening.The campaign is part of a plan by Indiana Beach Holdings LLC – the new owners of the park – to get ready for the beach’s 100th anniversary in 2026. The owners also created a new website where they discuss the campaign and other details.“By supporting the paver campaign, your business will have a custom printed 8” x 8” brick paver that will become part of the actual foundation of Indiana Beach! All proceeds from this initiative will go directly to infrastructure improvements throughout the Amusement Park as well as the Campgrounds,” says Indiana Beach’s website.The website went live May and the new owners say the popularity was “crashing the site.”Under Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s five-stage plan to restart the economy, amusement and water parks are allowed to open at half capacity during stage four, which begins June 14. Amusement and water parks will be able to open at full capacity beginning July 4.On February 18, 2020, Indiana Beach announced that it would permanently close after 94 years of operation, with no plans to reopen. That later changed.Indiana Beach was developed by the Spackman family, who owned it from 1926 to 2008. The park was then sold to Morgan RV LLC, Apex Parks Group, LLC and now is owned/operated by Indiana Beach Holdings, LLC as of April 2020. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterestlast_img read more

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Healthy Lunch

first_imgAre you worried about packing a healthy lunch for your kids this school year? If so, you are not alone; lots of parents struggle to provide nutritious foods that their kids will actually enjoy eating every day for lunch. Don’t get stressed out. With a little planning and some tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, you can avoid that morning panic and pack lunches that are healthy and delicious.First, stock your kitchen with the necessary ingredients for a healthy lunch so you won’t be scrambling to find foods at the last minute. Be sure to stock up on sandwich bags, snack bags, plastic utensils and freezer packs to keep foods and beverages cool. Using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate guidelines at ChooseMyPlate.gov, make a list of convenient and healthy food items that can be purchased once a week. Include at least three of the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy – in your child’s lunch daily. Adding fruits and vegetables to the mix can be easy and delicious. Choose whole fruits like a banana or an orange, or buy individual serving containers for fruits like applesauce, peaches or pineapples. Check the label on individual cans or containers of fruit to ensure it’s packed in its own juice or water and that no extra sugar has been added. Raw vegetables are also easy to pack; for example, pack baby carrots with a low-fat salad dressing or hummus to use for a dip.To encourage your child to eat more whole grains, make sandwiches with whole-grain or whole-wheat bread. Remember that brown bread isn’t necessarily whole-grain. Read the nutrition facts label carefully to ensure that the bread is high in dietary fiber and that the first ingredient listed is whole wheat. Another fun way to add whole grain to your child’s diet is to include a small bag of whole-grain cereal instead of a bag of chips. If your child still wants chips, pick whole-grain or baked chips. When deciding on a drink, avoid juices that have sugar or sweeteners listed as their first ingredient. Many juices are really only 10 or 20 percent juice and have a lot of added sugar. Check the label well and make sure any juice you buy is 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice. Water is always a good option. Avoid soft drinks and other beverages that are high in sugar and have little to no nutritional value.Try to add low-fat dairy or calcium-rich foods to your child’s lunch as often as possible. Some 85 to 95 percent of adult bone mass is acquired by the age of 18 in girls and by the age of 20 in boys, so it is very important that they consume an adequate amount of calcium while they are young. The best options for calcium-rich foods include dairy products like low-fat milk, yogurt, sliced cheese or string cheese.Include your child in the decision-making process. Let your child choose what kind of lunch container he or she will carry, depending on her age. This can vary from a lunchbox to a thermal, insulated bag. Children are more likely to eat their lunch if they help decide what to pack. Just be sure to give your child a list of healthy options.Be sure to practice food safety. Keep cold foods cold by including an ice pack, gel pack or frozen water bottle. Avoid cross-contamination. Don’t reuse paper or plastic bags, food wraps or aluminum foil. Tell your child to throw these items away after eating lunch. Remind your child to always wash his or her hands before eating lunch. For more information about making better food choices, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.last_img read more

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Earth Talk: Protecting Private Land

first_imgDear EarthTalk: While working to protect public land from resource extraction and development seems to be the focus of many environmental groups, what is being done to preserve and protect private property—the majority of our land—across the country?– Jim Friedland, Bath, MEIndeed, private property makes up about 60 percent of the total land base across the United States. In 42 states there is more private land than public, and by a wide margin in most cases. (Only Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, Wyoming and California have more public land—that is, land owned by a federal, state, county or municipal government—than private.) Of course, all this private land isn’t just the parcels where our houses sit. It includes most commercial, industrial and agricultural lands as well.What we each do on our own private property may be our own business, but whether and how we take care of it does impact the public good and the health of ecosystems near and far. One way each of us can do our part is by cultivating native plants and landscaping around our homes and businesses to increase habitat for local wildlife. As development slowly but surely swallows up open space, every backyard counts. The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF’s) Certified Wildlife Habitat program provides homeowners with information and inspiration to make their backyards part of the solution.Meanwhile, millions of Americans have used local land trusts to put conservation easements on their properties that preclude future development. The Washington, DC-based Land Trust Alliance serves as a clearinghouse for information on obtaining conservation easements and other private land protections through one of the 1,700 local land trusts across the country. And the Virginia-based Nature Conservancy has helped protect upwards of 15 million acres of private land across the U.S. by buying at-risk parcels, putting conservation easements on them and seeing that they are managed sustainably moving forward.As for conservation on working lands, the American Farmland Trust has helped thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country protect over five million acres of private agricultural and grazing land through conservation easements and other tools designed to limit the conversion to non-agricultural uses.There are also smaller regionally focused groups that work on private lands conservation. Stewardship Partners works with Washington state homeowners and businesses to restore fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality, protect open space and “green up” the built environment while maintaining working landscapes of farms, forestland and livable communities. The group has helped hundreds of farms and vineyards across the state identify ways to restore otherwise unproductive lands for the betterment of local ecosystems, and is helping thousands of homeowners across the state install “rain gardens” that utilize rainfall to save water and reduce run-off pollution in and around the Seattle area.Another pioneering private lands conservation group, the Pacific Forest Trust, works with owners of private forestlands throughout California, Oregon and Washington to preserve working forests and keep sustainable forest practices alive and well in some of the country’s most productive timber forests. To date the group has helped conserve upwards of 50,000 acres of private forestland in the region through conservation easements and other means.For more information on the issue, click here.last_img read more

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Strengthening security to counter account takeover fraud

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s not new, but it’s growing in leaps and bounds. Account takeover fraud – which occurs when a criminal gains unauthorized access to an account via identity theft – is expanding geometrically, according to an analysis by a major Canadian cybersecurity company.Even back in November 2015, British Columbia-based NuData Security was reporting that between May-June 2015, nearly half a billion “aged” accounts were flagged with potential fraud, up 28 percent from the first quarter of 2015. “This highlights the growing value fraudsters are seeing in using aged accounts in an effort to circumvent traditional fraud detection systems that place a level of trust in an aged authenticated account,” wrote Ryan Wilk, the company’s Vice President for Customer Success, in The Social Media Monthly. continue reading »last_img read more

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Roosevelt Home Invasion Shooting Sparks Police Chase

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Four armed Roosevelt home invasion suspects, one of whom fired a gunshot at the victim, led Nassau County police officers on a chase that ended in a crash, authorities said.Aurnree McBrown and three other suspects who have yet to be apprehended allegedly entered Washington Avenue home, forced the victim into his bedroom and stole $1,700 worth of electronics at 3:21 a.m. Monday, police said.One of the suspects fired a gunshot while in the room, but the victim was not injured, police said.The group fled the scene in a 2003 Chevy Malibu, which First Precinct officers tried to stop on Clinton Avenue, but the suspects continued on to Hausch Boulevard, where it crashed into a curb, police said.The assailants fled the car on foot and McBrown, 46, of Bay Shore, was taken into custody on the grounds of Roosevelt High School, police said. The three others—one of whom was armed with a semi-automatic handgun—remain at large.McBrown, who was allegedly armed with a knife, was charged with robbery and burglary. He will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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