Identifying the origins of fishing gear ingested by seabirds: a novel multivariate approach

first_img* 1.The global decline of albatrosses (Diomedidae: Procellariiformes) is thought to have occurred largely as a direct result of fishery-related mortality. Albatrosses and other large petrels interact with fisheries in several ways, including scavenging used bait and discarded offal, which may contain hooks.* 2.Hooks that are ingested by breeding birds are often fed to chicks which subsequently regurgitate them shortly before fledging.* 3.In this study a series of mathematical (cladistic, cluster and principal components) analyses are applied to a sample of 241 items of fishing gear (hook, snood and hook/snood unit) collected from seabird nest sites on Bird Island, South Georgia, and 44 reference gear items provided by four South Atlantic regional fisheries.* 4.The five separate analyses failed to assign most gear to a particular fishery or to identify any consistent annual trends. The homogeneous nature of the material, which was largely derived from the same manufacturers, meant that gear origin could not be determined. This suggests that hooks found at seabird colonies in this, and potentially other regions, will be of limited use in identifying offending fisheries, unless operators are obliged to deploy gear with unique marks in the future.* 5.Nevertheless, it is suggested that this approach should work effectively where birds interact with a range of fisheries targeting different species using variable gear. This study therefore represents an innovative approach to the characterization of lost fishing gear with potentially widespread application. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/24

first_img Written by Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14DELTA, Utah-Ty Allred posted 20 points and 6 rebounds on 8-14 from the field as the Juab Wasps upset the Delta Rabbits 68-62 Friday at the Palladium in Region 14 boys basketball action. Jake Bailey added 13 points on 3-6 from the field with Brendon Allred (13 points, 3-5 shooting) and Kollin Robertson (11 points, 7 rebounds) also scoring in double figures for the Wasps. Juab improved to 7-10 by shooting 55.3 percent from the field for the game.Derek Smith had 34 points on 16-17 from the foul line for the Rabbits in the loss as they fell to 10-7 on the season.Both squads are at home Wednesday as the Rabbits host Maeser Prep and Juab draws North Sanpete at Nephi.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Grady Thompson and Konner Clark posted 15 points apiece and the Manti Templars stymied American Leadership 56-42 in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Jonah Larsen and Norman Rentschler had 16 points apiece in the loss for the Eagles.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Dallon Steadman led the way with 14 points and 11 rebounds as the North Sanpete Hawks edged Union 60-59 Friday in overtime in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Keaston Young had 20 points in defeat for the Cougars.Region 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Brax Jensen posted 21 points and the No. 3 Emery Spartans upset No. 2 Richfield 54-53 Friday in Region 12 boys basketball action. Josh Thalman’s 17 points led the Wildcats in defeat.PRICE, Utah-Brandt Williams amassed 32 points and the South Sevier Rams smacked Carbon 72-59 in Region 12 boys basketball action Friday. Brady Gagon had 19 points in the loss for the Dinos.Region 16SALINA, Utah-Gavin Davis netted 14 points and the Duchesne Eagles edged North Sevier 53-51 in Region 16 boys basketball action Friday. Burke Mickelsen’s game-high 21 points led the Wolves in the loss.GUNNISON, Utah-Creed Mogle led the way with 9 points as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs dismantled Altamont 37-26 Friday in Region 16 boys basketball action. Cordale Taylor had 10 points for the Longhorns in the loss.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-Cade Szymanski posted 17 points and the Kanab Cowboys humbled Beaver 54-50 in Region 18 boys basketball action Friday. Ky Brown led the Beavers in the loss with 20 points and 6 rebounds.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Michael Loftin and Mike Saunders had 20 points apiece and the Wasatch Academy Tigers bludgeoned Juan Diego 100-62 in non-region boys basktetball action Friday. Talon Valdes netted 22 points on six 3-pointers in the loss for the Soaring Eagle.Girls BasketballRegion 20TROPIC, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett and Oakley Johnson had 11 points apiece as the Bryce Valley Mustangs downed Valley 35-27 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday. Esther Cox had 11 points in defeat for the Buffaloes.JUNCTION, Utah-Heidi Jensen stepped up with 18 points and the Piute Thunderbirds smacked Wayne 55-51 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Abby Stevens led the Badgers in the loss with 15 points.ESCALANTE, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats humbled Escalante 35-21 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday.HILDALE, Utah-The Milford Tigers smacked Water Canyon 59-44 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. January 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/24 Brad Jameslast_img read more

Tutor Expert

first_imgThe Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation. Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank). **If you are invited for an interview you may be asked toprovide a copy of your transcripts and a Letter of Recommendationwritten by an Instructor.Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Tutoring students in a specific assigned subject area in order toassist them in their academic preparation or in class assignmentsin order to maximize the students’ ultimate academic success. TutorExpert requires varying levels of specialized knowledge, skills,and experience in tutoring methodologies, including peer tutoring,embedded tutoring, and/or supplement instruction. Requires subjectmatter and content area competency.Qualifications and Physical DemandsEducation and Experience:Level I – Entry level of a series. Successful completionof the course(s), with a grade ‘B’ or higher, for which tutoringservices are being provided or a higher level course in thatsubject area. Familiarity with Learning Management Systems: Canvas.Or, any combination of experience and training that would likelyprovide the required knowledge and abilities.Level II – One year of experience as Tutor Expert LevelI or equivalent.Level III – Completion of four years of college withmajor course work in area providing tutoring. Two years ofexperience as Tutor Expert Level I or equivalent.Level IV – Completion of Bachelor’s degree and somegraduate level course work in area providing tutoring. Two years ofexperience as Tutor Expert Level I or equivalent.center_img The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request. DefinitionUnder general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreementlast_img read more

Share Photos from Saturday’s Red Carpet at OCHS Prom

first_imgOcean City High School’s prom is tonight (Saturday, May 16) at the historic Flanders Hotel at 11th Street and Boardwalk, and part of the tradition is students walking the red carpet on the way to the event.If you’re attending the red carpet and want to share a good photograph, e-mail it to OCNJ Daily at [email protected] We’ll put together an image gallery of the best shots. Please include caption information.last_img

Policy paper: DHSC and HEE framework agreement: 2018 to 2021

first_imgThe framework agreement defines how the Department of Health and Social Care and Health Education England will work together to serve patients, the public and the taxpayer. It sets out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.last_img

HeadCount Launches Holiday Auction With Signed Artwork, Prints & More Goodies

first_imgOn this #GivingTuesday, the non-profit voter registration group HeadCount has just launched a very exciting auction! The group has teamed with artists across the board to offer some exciting items, and all proceeds will go towards future voter registration efforts.The auction was just launched today, and includes:Two Jerry Garcia museum quality giclées – donated to HeadCount by The Jerry Garcia FoundationA poster from LOCKN’ signed by all the headliners (including Phish, My Morning Jacket, Ween)A Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary poster signed by all seven performers last year – one of very few items in existence signed by the full lineupMultiple items signed by board member Bob WeirVIP Tickets to any taping of the Late Show with Stephen ColbertA custom HeadCount/Dixie Chicks poster signed by the bandA poster from Hangout Fest in 2014 signed by Pretty Lights, Jack Johnson and the Black KeysA Camp Bisco 2015 poster signed by The Disco Biscuits and BassnectarThose are just some of the highlights; a full list of auction items can be found here. You can also see images of some items, below.last_img read more

Nobel winners and losers

first_imgScientists James Watson and Francis Crick published a now-famous paper in 1953 that described the double-helix structure of DNA, but it wasn’t until 1962 that the pair received a Nobel Prize for the discovery.“You would think that the fantastic contribution of James Watson and Francis Crick would be a hot topic for a Nobel Prize, but still in 1959 there was no nomination,” said Erling Norrby, a former member of the Nobel committee who has written a book,“Nobel Prizes and Life Sciences.”Norrby, a virology researcher turned science historian at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) on June 9 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. He focused on the nucleic acids DNA and RNA and their role in heredity as a way to share stories about the history of the prize. The talk was based on one of the chapters in his book.Not long after scientist Gregor Mendel showed that traits in peas were inherited, a physician chemist in the 1800s named Friedrich Miescher isolated nucleic acids, but he did not understand their role in genetics. In 1910, nine years after the Nobels were established, Albrecht Kossel received one for his work on nucleic acids and proteins.However, scientists and award judges were often drawn elsewhere, even when Oswald Avery and his colleagues identified DNA as genetic material in a 1944 paper. At the time, said Norrby, “The scientific community was not at all prepared to accept this pioneering contribution.” Indeed, it took until 1956 for Avery and his team to be considered for a Nobel, but by that time Avery had died. The Nobel committee does not award prizes posthumously.Eventually, scientists became captivated by RNA, a nucleic acid similar to DNA but single-stranded. In 1989, two scientists received a Nobel Prize for showing that RNA can not only carry genetic information, but can also operate like an enzyme, catalyzing chemical processes in the cell. Last year, three scientists (including Jack Szostak from Harvard) shared a prize for showing how chromosomes, which carry genes, are protected by a part of the DNA strand called a telomere.“It’s a never ending story,” said Norrby. “There are more surprises to come.” He predicts future prizes will result from the field of epigenetics, and from features that can control the activity — but not the DNA sequence — of genes and are inheritable.Norrby noted that some eventual Nobel laureates are considered repeatedly. Kossel, for example, was nominated in 1902, reconsidered in 1903, 1904, and finally won in 1910. As a member of the Nobel Committee in the late 1970s, Norrby recalled considering a nomination first proffered in 1937, the year he was born. Others win the first time they are nominated. Still others thought worthy (like Oswald Avery) never receive science’s top award.“Of course we’re only human beings,” he said. “But this prize could never have the extraordinary position it has among prizes if it were not deeply respected among the scientific community.”Here’s a link to view a Webcast of this talk.last_img read more

Plan for More Fun this Summer – Travel the Beerwerks Trail

first_imgTheir adventurous spirits have taken on the renovation of an oldstorefront on South Main Street in Lexington. Between the newly exposed brickwalls and the enviable downtown location, this pub is sure to buzz with aconstant stream of locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re traveling through or making the Shenandoah Valleyyour destination, don’t miss these three unique and tasty experiences along theShenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Devils Backbone Brewing Company One can’t-miss experience this summer is the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Complete with some of the nation’s best brews, fresh farm-to-table meals and amazing views, the 15 breweries on this trail all sit within an hours’ drive of each other. Plus, you’ll find no shortage of outdoor activities in the Shenandoah Valley, which you can enjoy before or after your brewery experience.    If you are looking for a “brew with a view”, Great Valley Farm Brewery is the place to be. Undoubtably, it is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever be able to sit back, relax and sip on a quality Belgian-style ale brewed to perfection with ingredients grown on their own farm. Drawing inspiration from refreshing craft beer enjoyed while on aski trip in the Alps, founders Steve and Heidi Crandall, set out to bring thatsame exhilarating experience of craft European-style beers to the Blue RidgeMountains. What resulted was the Devils Backbone Brewing Company, aptly named afterthe title given to the mountainous region by eager, patriotic surveyors some300 years ago. What’s a festival without good beer? Limited merriment…that’s forsure. The resolute dedication to the process of slow craft-brewing with only the finest ingredients—“Slow by Nature” has become a way of life at Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen. Owners Nathan and Irma Bailey actually began their journey in theworld of fermentation with their very own vineyard 7 years ago. The grapes arestill sold to local wineries and occasionally used in their beer. Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, VA But the biggest “cool factor” we love about this vineyard settingis the unmatched experience it creates for your visit.  Set atop a crest with the vineyard spanningthe rolling hills below you and hues of the Blue Ridge Mountains blanketedacross the horizon before you, the Great Valley Farm Brewery provides theperfect backdrop for your visit. They’ll be crafting ales and lagers that have been carefully cultivated and chosen to represent the beauty, goodness and complexity of the Shenandoah Valley. Follow them on facebook for continual updates and progress. For more information about Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, VA, visit us at LexingtonVirginia.com.center_img Each brewery along the trail has a unique story behind theirbrand and their flavors. In the end, they all lead back to the things in lifethat really matter – community, family, friendship and living life to thefullest.  The newest brewery to “hit the trail” in Lexington andsurrounding areas, Heliotrope Brewery, will deliver a varied, but equallyenjoyable experience. Owners Erik Jones and Jenny Davies are currently workinghard towards a summer open date.  The ShenandoahBeerwerks Trail Heliotrope Brewery Great Valley Farm Brewery When you visit, be sure to enjoy a Saturday tour of thecustom-built brew house, featuring a 120 barrel Rolec Brewing system. If you’rewondering what to try, European-style lagers are their sweet spot. But let’s behonest…everything they brew is delicious. Stop in for a glass of your own “Slowby Nature.” Chris Weisler Rockbridge County Tourism Lexington Virginia Summer TravelChris Weisler Rockbridge County Tourism Lexington Virginia Summer Travel In Rockbridge County, you’ll find a few of our favorites,separated only by a relaxing (and responsible) 20-minute drive. Their motto, Pax Soles Fermentum, loosely translated to mean“Peace, Sunshine and Fermentation”, supports their passion and goal—to brew “tothe seasons, using locally sourced ingredients.” They’re even going so far asto culture up their own wild yeast strain from right in Rockbridge County. Itdoesn’t get much more local than that. And since we’re celebrating festivals all across the Blue RidgeMountains this May, we thought we’d also take a “merry” detour to some of the great breweriesdotted among the hills and trees in Virginia. And the brew matches the view. Their Belgian-style ale has becomea favorite of the locals, but plenty of other craft options are available, suchas IPAs, English Ales and German Lagers. Chris Weisler Rockbridge County Tourism Lexington Virginia Summer Travellast_img read more

5 ways to create advocates

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Who are your advocates?Advocates could be people inside your organization, or outside your business that advocate for you. These people who can recommend you to others in their network, share resources, products and services with others. Advocates are vital to anyone in corporate or entrepreneurial business.If you want to create and build relationships with advocates you need systemized thoughtfulness. Yep that’s right a system to keep a track of connecting with them.You might be saying ‘Neen I am too busy!’ I know, everyone is busy. I call this making time in time. Make time to use those small pockets of time to connect with people and let them know you are thinking of them i.e. while you are waiting for a meeting to start text a client to thank them for their business, when you are in your hotel room send an article to someone you found interesting. Make the most of each moment. continue reading »last_img read more

Rainy season to start at end of October: BMKG

first_imgThe Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted that the rainy season will gradually begin at the end of October for most of Indonesia following the current transitional period from the dry season.BMKG head Dwikorita Karnawati said the first rains were expected to fall in the western parts of the archipelago. She also said the rainy season would reach its peak in January and February next year.”Most of Indonesia is expected to see the peak of the rainy season in January and February 2021,” she said in a written statement on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.The BMKG’s climatology deputy Herizal explained that out of the 342 seasonal zones (ZOM) in Indonesia, around 34.8 percent would start the rainy season in October, namely parts of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.Meanwhile, 38.3 percent is predicted to see the rainy season in November, such as other parts of Sumatra, Java, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua, and the remaining 16.4 percent would see rains in December.Read also: BMKG warns of extreme weather during transition to rainy season”154 seasonal zones, or around 45 percent, are predicted to see a later rainy season this year than in the 1981-2010 period,” Herizal said.”The rainy season would start earlier in 68 ZOM, or 20 percent.”He also said around 27.5 percent of ZOM would experience a wetter rainy season this year.The BMKG has warned the public to remain alert to extreme weather and other potential disasters, especially in regions predicted to experience an earlier and wetter rainy season.”We advise the public to be more vigilant about the impact of the rainy season, especially those who reside in areas prone to hydrometeorological disasters such as floods and landslides,” the head of the BMKG’s Climate Change Information Center, Dodo Gunawan, said.Dwikorta also urged regional administrations to implement disaster mitigation plans by setting up integrated water systems from upstream to downstream such as saving water in embankments, dams or other water retention pools as well as preparing the river capacity to anticipate a higher volume of water. (nal)Topics :last_img read more