Behavioural flexibility during year-round foraging in macaroni penguins

first_imgPenguins are major consumers in the marine environment. However, like many top predators, very little information exists on their foraging behaviour outside the breeding season. We investigated the foraging behaviour of the macaroni penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus continuously for 2 consecutive years, from the end of December 2001. This allowed us to investigate whether foraging behaviour varied between sexes, years or phases of the annual cycle. Male penguins tended to dive deeper and longer than female penguins, but at a lower frequency, probably as a result of their larger body size. There was little variation in foraging behaviour between the 2 years studied, although neither year included a notable period of low Antarctic krill abundance. Diving behaviour varied substantially within years and general linear models were used to investigate this variability. In summary, all penguins tended to dive deeper, longer and more efficiently during their winter migration than during the summer breeding season. The penguins dived predominantly during daylight hours at all times of the year, but appeared to be more constrained by daylight during the short winter days. Several diving variables including dive duration, dive rate and amount of time spent diving were significantly related to day length and these associations were stronger during winter than summer. The macaroni penguin shows flexibility in its foraging behaviour as it adapts to differing constraints and challenges during its annual cycle.last_img read more

Real Salt Lake blanks Sounders 3-0

first_imgAugust 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake blanks Sounders 3-0 Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Sam Johnson, Albert Rusnák and Corey Baird scored to help Real Salt Lake beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Wednesday night.Salt Lake (12-9-4) has won three straight and is undefeated in six games. Seattle (11-8-6) has lost eight straight regular-season road games in the series, with its last win coming on May 28, 2011.Johnson opened the scoring in the 25th minute with his ninth goal of the season. Making his first start since missing five games due to injury, Johnson ran down the right side on a breakaway, cut back his defender and scored on a deflected shot with his left foot.Rusnák scored in the 71st with a shot from distance for his ninth goal, and Baird added his fourth goal on a counter attack in the 87th.Seattle didn’t have a shot on goal. It has allowed at least three goals in three straight games. Associated Presslast_img read more

Queta leads Utah St. past Fresno St. 57-51

first_imgMarch 7, 2021 /Sports News – Local Queta leads Utah St. past Fresno St. 57-51 Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Neemias Queta had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Justin Bean recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds as Utah State defeated Fresno State 57-51.Isaiah Hill led the Bulldogs with 16 points and eight rebounds. Tags: Mountain West/Neemias Queta/Utah State Aggies Basketballlast_img

WaterBridge raises $345m capital to fund acquisitions

first_img WaterBridge has issued $150m of preferred equity to Magnetar Capital. Credit: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann. Houston-based company WaterBridge has raised $345m of equity capital to fund its acquisitions of water infrastructure and growth projects.The proceeds will be used by WaterBridge to acquire produced water infrastructure from Primexx Energy Partners, Tall City Exploration III and Jetta Permian, as well as organic growth projects in the Southern Delaware Basin.To fund the transactions, the company has issued $195m of common equity to private equity firm Five Point Energy, an affiliate of Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC, and WaterBridge management.It has also issued $150m of preferred equity to Magnetar Capital, which has the right to purchase an additional $100m of preferred equity to fund future growth.WaterBridge chairman and Five Point Energy CEO and managing partner David Capobianco said: “Our ability to raise attractive capital in a challenging market is a clear reflection of our team’s success in building the premier produced water handling network in one of the most economic and de-risked basins available to producers.“The capacity and redundancy offered by our system will continue to be instrumental in supporting current and future customers’ growing development programs in the Southern Delaware Basin.”WaterBridge has over 600,000 acres of pipeline in the Southern Delaware BasinWith the completion of these deals, the company has more than 600,000 acres under long-term dedication in the Southern Delaware Basin.  The company’s integrated water infrastructure provides 1.7 million bpd of produced water handling capacity over 800 miles of large-diameter pipelines and 70 handling and disposal facilities.WaterBridge co-president and chief financial officer Steven Jones said: “We are excited to welcome Magnetar Capital, a renowned institutional investor with extensive midstream experience, to the team.”“The addition of a top-tier capital provider who shares our vision on the future growth of WaterBridge will allow us to continue adding high-quality producers such as Primexx, Jetta and Tall City as customers on our integrated produced water handling network.”For the preferred equity transaction, White & Case acted as legal advisor to WaterBridge and Five Point Energy while Winston & Strawn served as legal advisor to WaterBridge in connection with each of the Primexx, Tall City and Jetta transactions. WaterBridge has issued $150m of preferred equity to Magnetar Capital, which has the right to purchase an additional $100m of preferred equitylast_img read more

PHIBRON 8 Changes Command While in Red Sea

first_img May 22, 2012 PHIBRON 8 Changes Command While in Red Sea Authorities Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 8 held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while in the Red Sea, May 19.Capt. Arturo M. Garcia relieved Capt. Mark H. Scovill as PHIBRON 8 commodore.This will be considered a ‘fleet-up’ assignment for Garcia, who initially reported to PHIBRON 8 as the deputy commander in September 2010.“There is a fairly long period of preparation before an Amphibious Ready Group gets underway,” said Garcia.“Commodore Scovill, who has an enormous amount of experience in amphibious operations, has done a tremendous job leading this squadron and preparing for deployment.”Born in Mexico City and raised in San Diego, Garcia received his commission upon graduating from the University of California at San Diego in September 1987, through the Aviation Officer Candidate program. His sea duty assignments include Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 35; HSL 41; HSL 51; and served as both the executive and commanding officer of HSL-43.Garcia’s staff and shore duty assignments include HSL 45 Detachment 1; flag aide to Commander, Naval Education and Training Command; military assistant and trip coordinator at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.Scovill departs PHIBRON 8 after serving initially as the squadron’s deputy commander from May 2009, and then commodore starting in January 2011.“I have high expectations for the ARG,” said Scovill. “I think the ARG has the ability to handle everything that is expected of them, and I think they will more than meet the challenges that come up.”Scovill will report to his next assignment at Joint Region Marianas, Guam, where he will serve as the chief of staff.PHIBRON 8 is currently embarked on board Iwo Jima along with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Iwo Jima is currently deployed and supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 22, 2012 View post tag: Red View post tag: News by topic View post tag: £8 Back to overview,Home naval-today PHIBRON 8 Changes Command While in Red Sea View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: changes View post tag: Naval View post tag: PHIBRON Share this article View post tag: Command View post tag: while View post tag: sealast_img read more

Key Committee To Consider Sullivan’s Workforce Legislation

first_imgThe House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation to strengthen Indiana’s workforce pipeline.Sullivan said House Bill 1002 would reallocate funds to proven workforce programs so Hoosiers could increase their certifications, earn stackable credentials and secure high-paying jobs in high-demand fields to meet the changing needs of Indiana employers.“Indiana is ranked among the top 10 in the nation for our business climate and pro-growth policies, but more needs to be done to build up our workforce and better prepare Hoosiers for careers in high-demand fields,” Sullivan said. “By building off of our previous work, promoting early career exploration and encouraging employers to participate in successful workforce programs, we can increase our talent pipelines and fill the needs of businesses today and in the future.”According to Sullivan, the legislation would also prioritize career and technical education and provide additional flexibility for schools to partner with employers and establish work-based learning opportunities.The committee will meet upon the adjournment of session on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Statehouse. Visit iga.in.gov to watch the committee hearing live and learn more about House Bill 1002. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

OC School District Emphasizes College and Career Readiness for K-12 Classes

first_imgPrograms that will prepare students for continuing education or starting a career have been introduced into every level of the Ocean City school system. The Ocean City School District has incorporated a series of innovative College and Career Readiness Programs in a commitment to increasing K-12 student performance and ensuring that all high school graduates are ready for postsecondary education or today’s workplace.The programs were spearheaded by Tobi Oves, Ocean City School District’s college and career counselor.“Our goal is to make college and career readiness a K-12 experience in order to best prepare our students for college and careers in the 21st century,” Oves said.At the primary and intermediate school levels, programs include Career Days and Career Cruising, an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used to explore career and college options and develop a career plan.On College Awareness Days, staff members are encouraged to wear clothing with the logo of their alma mater. Evening presentations for parents geared toward early college and career planning are also planned.At the high school level, programs and workshops become more focused on subjects like college application policies and procedures, essay writing, athletic and academic scholarships, leadership programs and financial aid. Lifestyle issues are also addressed with sessions on adjusting to living away from home and staying healthy in a college environment. Staff Development Workshops instruct teachers and administrators on writing effective letters of recommendation.During her presentation, Oves pointed out the success of a recent On-site Admissions Week, which took place November 9 – 13, 2015, at Ocean City High School. Admissions officers from 19 colleges and universities visited the high school to meet and interview interested students. Sixty-five students were accepted as early admissions on the spot. Others received valuable interview experience, gaining a better understanding of what admissions personnel are looking for in a perspective college student.“We heard from our district parents and alumni that we needed to help give our students a larger scope of options when it comes to developing a direction for future plans. With these endeavors and a varied assessment plan, including MAP, PSAT, SAT and ACT, we know that we are preparing our students well for a wide range of colleges and careers,” said OCSD Superintendent Kathleen W. Taylor, Ed.D. —News Release from Aimee Schultz, JASM Consultinglast_img read more

News story: Help Ofqual evaluate 2019’s GCSEs, AS and A levels

first_imgWe are inviting teachers from across the country to workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of the reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels that are having their first award this summer.We are offering the opportunity to sign up for workshops in the following subjects: The decisions about whether to run workshops in all of these subjects will be made based on interest and capacity.The workshops will be our first opportunity to gather qualitative evidence about things that have gone well and any areas of concern. Your feedback will contribute to our thinking about the effectiveness of the reform programme. You may find this blog about our previous meetings with teachers interesting.The workshops will be held in November at the Ofqual office in central Coventry, within walking distance of the main railway station. These are free events with a limited number of places. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided.Ideally we would like you to have taught the qualification, in its legacy and reformed version. This is so you can comment on the changes and challenges of the new qualifications and how they have been addressed.We hope that you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to have your say and share your experiences with us.Register your interest in attending a workshop here.We will email you by the end of September to tell you if you have been selected to take part in the workshop. GCSE and A level Chinese GCSE and A level design and technology GCSE and A level film studies GCSE and A level media studies GCSE and A level statistics GCSE business A level mathematics and further mathematics A level geology A level politics.last_img read more

Members Of The Motet, Mofro, and Sister Sparrow To Perform Bonnie Raitt Tribute In Denver

first_imgSinger Emily Clark will be performing a special tribute to legendary blues singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt tomorrow night in Denver, CO at Cervantes Other Side. “Tangled & Dark” – A Tribute To Bonnie Raitt will feature Clark bringing along drummer Dave Watts (The Motet), bassist Todd Smallie (JJ Grey & Mofro), guitarist Sasha Brown (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds), and singers Tanya Shylock, LaDamion Massey and Phil Johnson.Satsang will provide opening support, while Hymn For Her will keep the night rolling along after the tribute set, for what is sure to be a special dedication to one of the most iconic female musician’s of the 20th century. Tickets for the show are $10.To purchase tickets, click here.Check the Facebook Event Group here.last_img read more

Virus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st time

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus has emerged in the United States. The new version poses yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to COVID-19 every day. The mutated virus was first identified in South Africa before being found in two cases in South Carolina. State public health officials say it’s almost certain that there are more infections that have not been identified yet. They are also concerned that this version spreads more easily and that vaccines could be less effective against it. The two South Carolina cases do not appear to be connected.last_img read more