Paradigm misplaced? Antarctic marine ecosystems are affected by climate change as well as biological processes and harvesting

first_imgA recent review by Ainley et al. has suggested that recent investigations of the ecological structure and processes of the Southern Ocean have “almost exclusively taken a bottom-up, forcing-by-physical-processes approach relating individual species’ population trends to climate change”. We examine this suggestion and conclude that, in fact, there has been considerable research effort into ecosystem interactions over the last 25 years, particularly through research associated with management of the living resources of the Southern Ocean. Future Southern Ocean research will make progress only when integrated studies are planned around well structured hypotheses that incorporate both the physical and biological drivers of ecosystem processes.last_img read more

Conveyancers call for end to ‘intolerant and aggressive emails’

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Conveyancers call for end to ‘intolerant and aggressive emails’ previous nextHousing MarketConveyancers call for end to ‘intolerant and aggressive emails’Campaign by trade mag to promote greater harmony says the pressure of the sales pipeline is driving some stakeholders to be unpleasant to each other.Nigel Lewis25th February 20210800 Views A new campaign urging those working within the property sales process to ‘be nice to each other’ has been launched to stem the tide of intolerant and aggressive emails.Today’s Conveyancer reckons that while the Stamp Duty holiday has jammed the sales pipeline, those in the property sector need to be kind to themselves and others, particularly as the pressure is soon going to become unbearable.It reports that during recent weeks, more people have been taking to social media to share their honest opinions of how the lockdown is impacting behaviour.Molly James, conveyancer at Convey Law (pictured) shared her thoughts on LinkedIn, writing: “Quite shocked and disgusted that in these trying times for all conveyancers, there are still a small few that do not know how to stay professional and ‘be kind’ in their email replies.“Polite reminder to those people, you do NOT know what that person on the other end of your snappy email is going through, be it work or home life.”Other professionals have shared similar experiences, such as Jenna Hogan, solicitor in the real estate team at JMW Solicitors LLP, who writes: “We are all human. I respectfully asked someone to change the tone of their emails recently and was told it was a mistake on their end. There is no mistake in typing in capital letters and exclamation marks and no hello.”Tom Lyes, director of engagement at Today’s Conveyancer, says its Call for Kindness campaign is about asking people to take a step back and collect their thoughts before firing off an email or picking up the phone. “Everyone is in the same pressure cooker environment,” he says. “We are asking that conveyancers and stakeholders all work together to pull in the same direction, show some love to the people who are sharing the same challenges as you.”today’s conveyancer Molly James Tom Lyes stamp duty Convey Law February 25, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

United States Renews Attacks After Obama Claims Backseat

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today United States Renews Attacks After Obama Claims Backseat United States Renews Attacks After Obama Claims Backseat March 30, 2011 View post tag: states View post tag: claims View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Backseat View post tag: Naval View post tag: unitedcenter_img View post tag: Renews Stepping up attacks far from the frontline fighting, a U.S. Navy ship fired 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles at weapon storage sites around Tripo…(aolnews)[mappress]Source: aolnews, March 30, 2011; View post tag: Obama View post tag: Attacks View post tag: after View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

USA: Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms to Assist Manned Vessels

first_img View post tag: Assist View post tag: News by topic Equipment & technology View post tag: Undersea Today’s naval forces rely primarily on highly capable multifunctional manned platforms, such as ships and submarines. Even the most advanced vessel, however, can only be in one place at a time, making the ability to respond increasingly dependent on being ready at the right place at the right time.With the number of U.S. Navy vessels continuing to shrink due to planned force reductions and fiscal constraints, naval assets are increasingly stretched thin trying to cover vast regions of interest around the globe. To maintain advantage over adversaries, U.S. naval forces need a way to project key capabilities in multiple locations at once, without the time and expense of building new vessels to deliver those capabilities. DARPA has initiated the Hydra program to help address these challenges. Named for the multi-headed creature from Greek mythology, Hydra aims to develop a distributed undersea network of unmanned payloads and platforms to complement manned vessels. The system would integrate existing and emerging technologies in new ways to create an alternate means of delivering various capabilities above, on and below the ocean’s surface. The goal is to create a force multiplier that enables rapid, scalable and cost-effective deployment of assets close to the point of use.“The climate of budget austerity runs up against an uncertain security environment that includes natural disasters, piracy, ungoverned states and the proliferation of sophisticated defense technologies,” said Scott Littlefield, DARPA program manager. “An unmanned technology infrastructure staged below the oceans’ surface could relieve some of that resource strain and expand military capabilities in this increasingly challenging space.”DARPA seeks ideas and technical proposals for how to best develop and implement the Hydra system. The agency hosted a Proposers’ Day on Aug. 5, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Baltimore, Md. Key to the effort is the development of modular payloads that would provide key capabilities, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Mine Counter-Measures (MCM). Each payload module would plug into a standardized enclosure that would securely transport, house and launch various payloads, while sustaining payload functionality for weeks to months. The Hydra system would emphasize scalability, rapid reconfiguration and maximization of payload. Ships, submarines or airplanes could deliver the Hydra system to littoral ocean zones (shallow international waters near shorelines). Hydra’s communications suite would work synergistically with manned platforms, increasing their effectiveness. It would also enable remote control from over-the-horizon significantly increasing operational reach. Additionally, Hydra would enable other new capabilities not currently performed by manned platforms, such as forward-deployed airborne ISR with expendable platforms or recharging hubs for ISR-capable undersea vehicles.“By separating capabilities from the platforms that deliver them, Hydra would enable naval forces to deliver those capabilities much faster and more cost-effectively wherever needed,” Littlefield said. “It is envisioned to work across air, underwater and surface operations, enabling all three to perform their missions better.”[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2013; Image: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms to Assist Manned Vessels View post tag: vessels View post tag: Manned View post tag: Naval View post tag: platformscenter_img Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Network View post tag: Unmanned View post tag: Defense August 26, 2013 USA: Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms to Assist Manned Vesselslast_img read more

US Navy-chartered Ocean Giant heads for Arctic base Thule

first_img July 21, 2017 The U.S. Military Sealift Command chartered heavy lift ship MV Ocean Giant set sail for the annual resupply mission to Thule Air Base in the Arctic.Under an operation called Pacer Goose, the ship departed Naval Station Norfolk on July 16 to bring food, spare parts and other manufactured goods to the remote U.S. Air Force base, located in the northern coastal Arctic region of Greenland.“Ocean Giant is going to deliver the goods needed for the air base to operate,” said Capt. Timothy Arey, Ocean Giant’s master. “We are going to sail through the ice and the cold to get them what they need and take away the items which are no longer needed at Thule.”Even though the temperature will be freezing, summer is the only time of year that the ice is thin enough to break through, added Arey.Ocean Giant is going to rendezvous with the oil tanker MT Maersk Peary, which is loaded with fuel for Thule. The two ships will follow a Canadian icebreaker through the ice and into the air base’s harbor. The ships taking part in the mission also remove all of the base’s solid waste and non-repairable equipment for return to the United States.“Ocean Giant is a beautiful ship and has the ability to transport a wide variety of cargo,” said Arey. “The ship is also a great fit for this mission because it is double hulled to handle the ice and is extremely maneuverable. Additionally, the ship has its own cranes so it can load and offload cargo independently.”Ocean Giant left Norfolk loaded with 100 shipping containers full of supplies, modular buildings and four K-Loads, which are used to load and offload military cargo aircraft.Ocean Giant is crewed by 19 civilian merchant marines who perform all the operations aboard the vessel including navigation, engineering, medical care and line handling.MV Ocean Giant is owned by Ocean Marine and crewed by SeaBulk Fleet Management. Authorities View post tag: MV Ocean Giant View post tag: Arctic View post tag: Thule Air Basecenter_img MV Ocean Giant to resupply US Arctic base Thule Back to overview,Home naval-today MV Ocean Giant to resupply US Arctic base Thule View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Mystery, Intrigue Promised at OCEF Fundraiser

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleTwo organizations are joining forces to host an exciting night that involves action, intrigue, mystery and, not to mention, great food and drink.The Ocean City Education Foundation (OCEF) and the Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will host a Mystery Dinner Theater centered around a pretend Irish wedding. The fundraiser will be held Friday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Josie Kelly’s Public House, 908 Shore Road in Somers Point.“It is a mystery where a $10,000 gift to the bride and groom was stolen,” explained Heather James, an OCEF board member and co-chairwoman of the event, along with fellow board member, Jennifer Shirk. “The wedding becomes a crime scene.”Guests are encouraged, but it is not required, to wear what they would if they were attending a real wedding.Tickets are $40 per person. The ticket includes a buffet dinner, dessert and coffee. There will be a cash bar, raffles and, of course, the entertaining show by the OCTC.“It should be a lot of fun. It is a different type of fundraiser,” James said. “The foundation wanted to try something different to attract the crowds.”Each year the OCEF hosts two fundraisers and accepts donations from the community. The money goes to teachers in the form of mini-grants to purchase items used in the classroom. Everything from iPads to desk cycles have been purchased by the district with the funds.This year, James and Shirk said the funds would go toward wellness initiatives in the district.Proceeds of the event will benefit the wellness initiatives in the school district. The Ocean City High School has a wellness center.Shirk noted that the education foundation would like to provide funds for school officials to develop a wellness center at the Ocean City Intermediate School. Funds would also go to other wellness programs in the school district including workshops for young adults.Performers from OCTC liven up the crowd with a song from their show “Xanadu” in October on the steps of City Hall. OCTC Founder Michael Hartman is in blue shirt at right.Shirk and James credited Michael Hartman, the founder of the OCTC, for coming up with the unique theme.“What is really nice about this event is we are partnering with the theatre company. They will perform the show,” Shirk said. “Teaming up with the company is just really nice. It shows how two local organizations come together for the common good. It is just really nice.”Hartman said he is looking forward to the collaborative effort.“I am thrilled to see two great community organizations working together to make an impact on the students of our town,” he said. “This collaboration is going to be very unique, super fun and hopefully very successful. It is an honor for OCTC to join forces with the Education Foundation.”James said the foundation members selected Josie Kelly’s because it is a great venue with a lot of room and good food.The event will be held in the banquet room. “It will be an awesome space for a wedding theme. We anticipate it will sell out with about 200 people attending,” she added.The Education Foundation, comprised of 30 members, is still actively seeking sponsors to help support the initiatives.On March 29 the foundation will be recognized by the New Jersey Education Foundation at a ceremony for Outstanding Small Education Foundation, Shirk noted.Sponsors receive a mention on a banner that will be prominently displayed at the fundraiser.Tickets may be purchased through the Ocean City Education Foundation website at www.ocef.com or through a, OCEF board member.For more information visit www.ocnjef.com or view information on the foundation’s Facebook page. People may also call Heather James for more information at (609) 425-6245. From left, Education Foundation Secretary Cathy DiMarco with Jeff Shirk and his wife and Education Foundation fundraiser co-chairwoman, Jennifer Shirk, and the other co-chairwoman, Heather James, at a fundraiser last year. (Courtesy Jennifer Shirk)last_img read more

Policy paper: Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer

first_imgThe document sets out the government’s vision for: The goal is to improve healthy life expectancy by at least 5 extra years, by 2035, and to close the gap between the richest and poorest.A collection of case studies has been published, showing examples of good practice in preventing health problems from happening. stopping health problems from arising in the first place supporting people to manage their health problems when they do ariselast_img

Review of the Year 2018: October to December

first_imgWith 2019 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.OctoberPatisserie Holdings almost collapsed following discovery of a black hole in its finances. Its chief financial officer Chris Marsh was arrested and bailed, and later resigned, while chief executive Paul May stepped down. Business was rescued by £15.7m share offer and loan from chairman Luke Johnson. Hovis sold two of its flour mills at Selby and Manchester to Whitworth Bros and closed its Southampton mill to focus on its core baking business. The 34 staff at Manchester and 50 at Selby transferred to Whitworth’s, as did a small number of staff in commercial and technical roles. Hovis said the Southampton mill had been significantly loss-making.Almost 360 bakery jobs came under threat at Asda as part of plan to make 2,500 roles ar retailer redundant.Warrens Bakery acquired three of its franchised sites to re-open them as company-managed stores. It also announced that it was continuing its franchise roll-out by opening a café at Bristol Airport and two company-owned cafés at Musgrove Hospital, Taunton. December Real Good Food (RGF) sold jams and preserves business R&W Scott and reported a half-year loss before tax of £9.1m. The business was sold for £4m and followed the sale of RGF’s Haydens Bakery and Garrett Ingredients brands in September and April respectively.Depositing equipment supplier Unifiller Systems was acquired by Linxis Group, owner of mixing technologies businesses VMI and Diosna, and ingredient dosing systems supplier Shick Esteve.Industry groups warned businesses would face a shortage of low-skilled staff under government proposals to set a £30,000-a-year minimum salary threshold for all migrant workers. Jim Winship, director of the British Sandwich Association responded to the plans suggesting the minimum should be around £20,000 in London and between £15-18,000 outside of London, depending on the location.The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said government proposals for packaging producers to pay the full cost of recycling would place a considerable financial burden on manufacturers. The FDF added the timing of such announcement should be considered alongside the spectre of a no-deal Brexit scenario.A study revealed that bakers are among the professions at risk from heat-related health problems including hyperthermia and heat strain; a condition of which the symptoms include elevated hyperthermia, dehydration, kidney injury, nausea, fainting and muscle cramps. NovemberAllied Bakeries owner ABF said the bakery business had made “unacceptable” losses in its annual results for the year to 15 September 2018.Pure Grain Bread founder Robert Sak partnered with TV Dragon Deborah Meaden during an appearance on Dragons’ Den. Sak accepted Meaden’s £40,000 offer for a 20% stake in the business and said he was “delighted”.Costa Coffee came under fire from customers on Twitter for failing to mention meat on the front of packaging for its festive toastie. Costa apologised, adding that the back of pack and fridge label stated the product contained turkey and pork.Samworth Brothers revealed it was to acquire 2 Sisters Food Group’s Manton Wood sandwich business.2 Sisters Food Group said the deal was a major step in transforming the business, with a disposal that would allow it to focus on strengthening its core operations. The deal is still subject to review by the Competition and Markets Authority.Premier Foods revealed its cake business had been hit by logistics problems with its new warehousing operation. It said its sales volume and efficiency in its Sweet Treats division, which includes Mr Kipling and Cadbury, had been impacted in the short term by consolidation of warehousing.Wholesale manufacturer Margaret Hall was acquired by Panicium Limited, a new business aiming to build a craft bakery group through further deals. Panicium said the acquisition gave it a platform to bring together other craft bakeries into a single group with sales, marketing, distribution and purchasing benefits.last_img read more

Listen To Full Audio From The Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Boston Blowout

first_imgLast Friday, December 2nd, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead took over the House Of Blues Boston with an emphatic display of Grateful Dead music. The band has been on fire, particularly in the second half of 2016, and the show was clearly a night to remember.Interestingly enough, some of the biggest highlights weren’t Grateful Dead songs at all. As Almost Dead members Joe Russo and Marco Benevento prepare for the return of the Benevento Russo Duo (on Jam Cruise), Almost Dead worked in two different Duo jams into their set: “My Pet Goat” and “9×9”. Of course, a full 27-minute “Terrapin Suite” and extended jams on tracks like “Ruben & Cherise”, “Jack Straw”, “He’s Gone” and more never fail to get the crowd excited.Fortunately for us, taper Brian V. captured this great performance for us all to enjoy. Tune in and listen to the full Joe Russo’s Almost Dead concert, streaming below.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 12/2/16Set 1 (9:16PM – 10:21PM)Music Never Stopped @ (SM) ->China Cat Sunflower (TH) ->Touch of Grey (TH)Black Throated Wind # (SM) >Jack Straw (SM & TH)Ruben & Cherise $ (TH) ->I Know You Rider (All)Set 2 (10:53PM – ~1:00AM)Althea % (TH) ->Duo Jam ->Good Lovin (SM) ->Terrapin Station Jam ++ ->My Pet Goat Jam ^ ->Terrapin Suite & (TH) >Uncle Johns Band (All) ->9×9 Jam * ->Uncle Johns Band Reprise + (All)He’s Gone (TH/All) ->Saint Of Circumstance @@ (SM)E: Ophelia (SM) >Not Fade Away ## (All) ->Brown Eyed Women %% ->Not Fade Away Reprise $$ (All)@ – With The Eleven Tease (SM), unfinished# – With a Jack Straw Jam (Band)$ – With China->Rider Transition Teases (TH) & a “Waltz #1” (Elliot Smith) Tease (MB)% – With an “All of My Love” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (MB)++ – First Time Played by Almost Dead (I think?)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Benevento Russo Duo Original, not the complete song& – With Ruben & Cherise Teases (Band)* – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Benevento Russo Duo Original, not the complete song+ – First Time Played by Almost [email protected]@ – With Ruben & Cherise and Terrapin Station Teases (Band)## – With GDTRFB Teases (SM) and “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Teases (Band)%% – With a “Come On Feel The Noize” (Quiet Riot) Tease (JR)$$ – First time played since 2015-02-16 Boulder, CO, a gap of 66 shows, With a “Hey Bulldog” Jam (Band) – that may end up being a track, not sure if it was long enough.[Setlist annotated by band manager Peter Costello //last_img read more

Saint Mary’s SGA releases statement, denounce hatred within campus community

first_imgIn an email to students Tuesday afternoon, the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) addressed students with regards to the existence of racial injustice within the nation and how racial hatred has no place within the College. The statement was written by and with the support of the student body president, vice president and presidents of the Student Diversity Board, Student Activities Board, Class Council and Residence Hall Association. “We are aware that although this is one tragedy, it is not an isolated incident for our communities and country at large,” the email said. The statement acknowledged the racial injustices evident across the country and stated that racism will not be tolerated at the College.“All Belles who walk down the Avenue deserve the utmost dignity and respect, and anything short of that is a failure on our part,” the email said. In adherence to the mission statement of the College, which includes points on inclusivity, community and “the response to the complex needs and challenges of contemporary life,” SGA said they “support anyone, especially within our Belle community, who chooses to stand up and speak out for what is right and just in the name of those members of society who have been denied basic human rights time and time again.”SGA also expressed their support for students “peacefully protesting, signing petitions, self-educating, opening dialogue, contacting policymakers and beyond in order to make the world a better place,” despite physical distance. Tags: racial injustice, Saint Mary’s SGAlast_img read more