The feeding activity of four benthic suspension-feeding groups (bryozoans, hydroids, polychaetes and holothurians) was monitored in situ every month for a 2-year period at Signy Island in the maritime Antarctic. The bryozoans were monitored at species level, whereas the other taxa could be differentiated only to genus. A marked seasonal variation in feeding activity was observed in most taxa. Although environmental parameters such as sea water temperature, fastice duration and water column chlorophyll concentrations suggested that winter in the maritime Antarctic lasts for about 6 months, many animals ceased feeding only for a short period of 2 or 3 months around the middle of the austral winter (June/July). These suspension feeders must therefore be efficient at utilising the low concentration of the microplankton existing in the water column for much of the year. Comparison with environmental variables suggested several possible cues for changes in feeding activity, but these cues may differ between taxa. Photoperiod and changes in disturbance by water movement (both mediated by ice), and food concentration are likely to be important environmental cues for polar suspension feeders.
Ice melts when it is in contact with ocean waters that have temperatures above the in situ freezing point. The product is a mixture of meltwater and seawater having properties intermediate between those of the two components. Density is one of the properties that is affected, and this has important implications for how the melt-induced changes are eventually manifested. Although the direct impact of melting is to cool and dilute the ocean, subsequent convection can carry the products of melting to parts of the water column where they are comparatively warm and salty. These principles are illustrated with a set of observations from the continental shelf of the Amundsen Sea. Measurements made near a floating glacier are used to calculate the concentration of meltwater in the water column. Concentrations approaching 2% are associated with comparatively high temperatures, low dissolved oxygen concentrations, and negligible stable isotope anomalies. The impact of drifting icebergs on the Southern Ocean is discussed. Over most of the area to the south of the Polar Front, melting effects a transfer of heat from the Circumpolar Deep Water to the overlying winter water. The resultant net heat flux over the entire area is small, but locally it may exceed 100 W m−2.
Back to overview,Home naval-today San Diego Fleet Week Begins! The amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) are scheduled to participate in San Diego Fleet Week Sept. 18-20.Somerset and Cape St. George will be making the transit to Naval Air Station North Island on Sept. 17, followed by Wayne E. Meyer on Sept. 18. All three ships will be open for public visitation Saturday and Sunday, Sep. 19-20. These ship tours provide an excellent opportunity for the officers and crew of participating ships to demonstrate the quality of naval personnel to the citizens of San Diego. Naval participation in this annual fleet week assists in educating San Diego-area leaders and the general public about the U.S. Navy as an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women.The public is strongly encouraged to come see the ships, and meet the Sailors. Come to Naval Air Station North Island’s main gate and ask to tour the ships. From there you will be directed to the visitor tour center at Speed Fest. Visitors are required to have a government issued photo id and are requested to leave behind any objects, such as weapons, including knives, firearms and club weapons, defensive chemicals or sprays, including mace and pepper spray; spray cans of any type, fireworks, flammable liquids or other explosives, illegal drugs, to include marijuana, and/or drug-related paraphernalia, large bags, including backpacks and large camera bags (small camera bags and small handbags may be permitted, but will be subject to search), stroller and drinks, other than water, to facilitate security screenings.U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.[mappress mapid=”16944″]Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: Fleet Week View post tag: San Diego View post tag: americas September 17, 2015 Authorities San Diego Fleet Week Begins!
Hot cupboards and counters supplier Victor Manufacturing has launched the Sovereign range of heated drawers, to enable hot food to be safely stored in advance of use.A blown-air heating module circulates hot air around the gastronorm containers, which, combined with a water tray in the base of the unit, ensures hot food is kept in optimum condition until required. Four models are available: a free-standing mobile unit (HD75M); a three-drawer model (HD75RU); a two-drawer slide-under model (HD75RU2); and a slim-line slide-under model (HD60RU). The cabinets are mounted on small rollers at the rear, with self-levelling feet at the front, so they can easily be retrofitted under existing counters.
Japan is the second largest economy in Asia. Since 2012 goods and services trade between the UK and Japan totalled £28 billion in the year ending June 2018, an increase of just over 40% over the past 5 years. Most of this increase has been in vehicles, pharmaceuticals, machinery and finance services. On 25 June 2018 the House of Commons voted in favour of the UK supporting EU signature of the EU-Japan EPA. A new free trade agreement with Japan has been approved by the European Parliament and is expected to enter into force in early 2019.The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create the world’s largest free trade area, eliminating over 97% of export duties currently in place.The agreement will help to boost trade between the UK and Japan and is estimated to increase UK GDP by up to £3 billion the longer term. This will help to create more British jobs and give consumers more choice at lower prices.Last year, the British and Japanese Prime Ministers agreed to ‘elevate our security and prosperity partnership to the next level’ as the UK leaves the European Union. Visiting Japan last summer, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox agreed with his counterparts to use the EU-Japan EPA as a basis for a new and stronger partnership.The agreement agreed yesterday (Wednesday 12 December) removes significant barriers for the automotive sector and will commit Japan to international car standards, making exports of vehicles to the nation significantly easier. This is welcome news for the UK motor industry, which exported just over £1 billion worth of vehicles to Japan in 2017.The agreement will also reduce tariffs on processed foods, agricultural products, beer, wine and whisky exports.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: Japan is the world’s third largest economy and one of our closest trading partners, as well as being a vocal defender of free trade in the face of increased protectionist tendencies from other countries. This is one of the world’s most ambitious free trade agreements and I welcome the benefits that it will bring to both British businesses and consumers. The agreement eliminates almost all tariffs on goods traded between our two nations and we will work with the Japanese government to use this agreement as the basis for a new, even stronger partnership after we leave the European Union. Further information
The semester introduces a series of organizational changes to academic advising. Perhaps most notably, the First Year of Studies — now dubbed First Year Advising — is no longer its own college. The name change follows a number of core curriculum changes ushered in by the University’s most recent core curriculum review. Among these was the removal of first year math and science requirements to increase schedule flexibility; now students must only take these classes by graduation.With only the University Seminar and Moreau First Year Experience required under first year curriculum, setting apart first year programming as an independent college no longer seemed necessary, physics professor Micheal Hildreth, who co-chaired the Core Curriculum Review Committee, said. Incoming first years now enroll in the college of their intended study.“There was really not a first year curriculum anymore,” he said. “And so having a college to administer no curriculum just doesn’t really make any sense.”The review also brought forth significant structural changes to University advising. While academic resources for first year students, such as the Learning Resource Center and Program for Academic Excellence, will remain in Coleman-Morse Hall, first year advisers will now be housed in their respective academic colleges. This reorganization was done in an effort to strengthen ties between first year and college advisers. This, in turn, will give first years access to more major-specific academic guidance and smooth their transition into sophomore year, assistant provost for academic advising Elly Brenner said.“The directors of undergraduate studies will now be down the hall. So, if I had a student really interested in psychology, I’m more closely aligned with the director of undergraduate studies for psychology,” she said. “So, as an adviser, I could ask more specific questions or think of things through a little bit of a different lens.”The push for more cohesion among academic advisers was led by the Core Curriculum Review Committee’s Academic Advising Focus Group, which Hildreth also chaired. The focus group met a total of six times, with student representatives from STEM Ambassadors and the First Year of Studies Peer Advisers attending two of the meetings.The focus group was primarily tasked with evaluating academic advising and benchmarking University practices with peer institutions. Student feedback on advising was gathered by surveying first years and exiting business and engineering students. The focus group also held small student discussions, meeting with about 30 undergraduates in total.In their 2015 report, the Academic Advising Focus Group also recommended the University establish new advising standards to ensure quality advising across all academic departments. “Expectations concerning advising practices need to be established and means of assessing advising need to be put into place for both professional and departmental advisers to ensure all students are receiving good, if not excellent, advising during the entirety of their time at the University,” their 2015 report reads.Currently, advisers have widely varying levels of professional training, Hildreth said.“There’s a mixture right now of professional faculty who do advising primarily, as well as some teaching,” he said. “And there are some departments who just have random faculty members that might be students — which can be great, or not. And those people do not have any formal training with advisers.”Hildreth said the new standards and other efforts to strengthen advising are still in their conceptual stages.“We’re still in this transition phase,” he said. “So as people start to look at how the advising is going and how to improve it, I hope that there will be more resources made available to advisers, and some training, just to help them understand what their role should be and how to execute. It’s definitely been piecemeal.”Tags: Core Curriculum, First Year Advising, First Year of Studies
Ripcord An off-Broadway switcheroo has gone on at Manhattan Theatre Club! Emmy winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor will replace the previously announced Mary Louise Wilson in Ripcord. Wilson has withdrawn from the production due to the extension of a book tour. SNL’s Rachel Dratch and Glenn Fitzgerald have also been tapped for the show, which stars Marylouise Burke. Directed by David Hyde Pierce, the new comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire will begin previews on September 29. Opening night is scheduled for October 20 at New York City Center—Stage I.Taylor is set to take on the role of Abby Binder. She won an Emmy Award for the TV drama The Practice and in recent years garnered four Emmy nominations for Two and a Half Men. Taylor received a Tony nod for Ann, a one-woman show she also wrote. Additional screen credits include Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, To Die For, One Fine Day, The Truman Show, Legally Blonde and Baby Mama.Dratch will play Colleen Dunne. Probably best known for seven seasons of Saturday Night Live, she most recently appeared in the off-Broadway production of Tail! Spin! and Alex Timbers’ and Michael Friedman’s musical version of Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Delacorte Theatre. She is well known to Lindsay-Abaire having appeared in several of the plays he’s written as part of the 24 Hour Plays project.Fitzgerald will appear as Benjamin. Stage credits include Hamlet, Ivanov and The Importance of Being Earnest. His multiple screen credits include Flirting with Disaster, The Ice Storm, A Price Above Rubies, The Sixth Sense, Finding Forrester, Dirty Sexy Money, Madam Secretary and Elementary.A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility so when the cantankerous Abby (Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.The production will feature scenic design by Alexander Dodge, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, costume design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, sound design and original music by John Gromada and fight direction by Thomas Schall.Additional casting will be announced later. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 6, 2015 Star Files Holland Taylor View Comments Related Shows
By Dialogo January 23, 2012 The Colombian government has submitted a new request to Venezuela for the extradition of Guillermo Enrique Torres, alias ‘Juan Conrado,’ known as the ‘singer-songwriter’ of the communist guerrilla group FARC, Colombian authorities confirmed on January 19. “On December 27, Torres’s extradition was requested for the second time,” a spokesperson for the Colombian Attorney-General’s Office told AFP. The Attorney-General’s Office filed the request through the Ministry of Foreign Relations, which submitted it to the Venezuelan authorities, a source at that agency indicated. The first extradition request for Torres, who was arrested in Venezuela in May 2011, was sent to Caracas in September and did not receive a positive response, the source at the Attorney-General’s Office explained. Guillermo Torres was prominent within the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group, as the chief composer and performer of the group’s revolutionary songs and anthems. He was also one of the delegates to the failed peace talks between the FARC and former Colombian President Andrés Pastrana’s administration (1998-2002). The Attorney-General’s Office indicated that the new request seeks Torres’s extradition on charges of aggravated homicide, torture, kidnapping for purposes of extortion, and forced disappearance, while the first request charged him with illicit recruitment and forced disappearance. In April 2011, Venezuela deported Joaquín Pérez – considered responsible for the Anncol website, which is tied to the FARC – to Colombia. That decision was controversial among the supporters of President Hugo Chávez’s administration and led to a request for explanations by Sweden. Pérez, who was born in Colombia and was arrested at the Caracas airport upon arriving from Frankfurt, resided in Sweden and had adopted Swedish nationality in 2000. With 47 years of armed struggle, the FARC is Colombia’s chief guerrilla group and currently has between 8,000 and 9,000 fighters, according to the Defense Ministry.
“You never know, they could be now on the cusp of putting a deal together and then we can explore that deal in the committee. Hopefully that will be the case.“But the truth of the matter is that football in this country has for a long time, there’s been a feeling that the governance and the way in which that many of those at the top of the game conduct their business and their approach to fans and to the grassroots of the game hasn’t been right.“The Covid crisis has just brought that into the sharpest of focus, so we’re looking forward to the session, and I would imagine it would be – to coin a current phrase – fairly good box office!” 1:23 The Government has insisted the Premier League must provide financial assistance to the EFL, and has pointed out that such help was one of the conditions for it giving the green light to Project Restart over the summer, when the 2019-20 season resumed behind closed doors.Julian Knight, the Conservative MP for Solihull who chairs the DCMS committee, says he agrees that football must help itself.“It’s a very unedifying sight when you’ve seen other sports coming together in order to find a way through this crisis,” Knight told Sky Sports News.- Advertisement – Mick McCarthy and Jobi McAnuff agree with EFL chairman Rick Parry’s letter to the government asking for financial support “Football has just had a transfer window where they’ve spent £1.2 billion, where we have 12-15 EFL clubs in the emergency ward, so to speak, that are in a situation where they could go under.“And having dealt with the aftermath of Bury and seen there the way in which that crushed the community, frankly I’m not really prepared to stand by and at least not do anything about that.“They’ve been given a lot of space, a lot of time. I do know they’re talking now and I would like to think that over the last two weeks while we have set up this meeting that may have focused some minds, let’s hope that it has.- Advertisement – The committee will also take the opportunity to probe the game’s leaders on the Project Big Picture proposals.These first came to light last month, and would have represented the most significant changes to the English football pyramid since the foundation of the Premier League in 1992 if they had been implemented.Parry publicly supported the proposals, which were developed by Liverpool and Manchester United. Measures such as an immediate £250m rescue package for EFL clubs and a 25 per cent share in future Premier League media revenues were welcomed by many, but the plans also sought to concentrate power in the hands of the top-flight’s big six clubs.Project Big Picture was described by the Football Supporters’ Association as “a sugar-coated cyanide pill” while the Secretary of State for DCMS, Oliver Dowden, derided it as a “distraction at best” and urged Parry in a committee hearing to ignore this “latest wheeze” and focus on bailout talks with the Premier League.Clarke’s presence before the committee comes amid questions over his role in Project Big Picture.He told the FA Council last month that he had been involved in early discussions but walked away in the spring when “the principal aim became the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few clubs, with a breakawayleague mooted as a threat”.A number of reports have since suggested Clarke was much more centrally involved.Knight said: “I’d like to find out the genesis of it, how it came about, who supports it, who doesn’t support it, why do they support it, why don’t they support it. What was the role of the three bodies that are in front of us, and were there any merits to it?“I understand the way it looked like a power grab, but small elements such as the greater distribution of TV revenues down the game, I thought that was a good idea.” Leaders of English football will face MPs next week over the current failure to agree a coronavirus rescue package for the EFL, with Project Big Picture also under scrutiny.Premier League chief executive Richard Masters, EFL chairman Rick Parry and Football Association boss Greg Clarke have all been called before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee next Tuesday.- Advertisement – He added: “It does look to be deeply jarring if you have a situation where you’ve got a deal at the top of the game worth £9 billion and then you have football cubs going under for the equivalent of a week’s wage to Gareth Bale, and I’m not singling out Gareth Bale in that respect.“At this particular time there seems to be something incredibly poorly placed with the game and I don’t wish to put particular blame on one of these institutions. I’m coming to the session with an open mind, I’m really keen to hear what they have to say.“Hopefully they’ll come with a plan, that would be absolutely fantastic. The only thing is it’s just a shame that it’s taking so long for them to come together. Other sports have put together plans in much quicker time.”EFL clubs have been particularly hard-hit by the loss of matchday revenue due to the pandemic, but they rejected an offer of £50m for League One and Two sides from the Premier League made up of grants and loans, saying it “fell some way short” of what was required.The Premier League says the offer remains on the table and is ready to engage with any club in financial crisis.Parry has previously stated that EFL clubs need a rescue package of £250m to account for the losses to revenue from last season and the current campaign.EFL board member Steve Curwood told the PA news agency on Wednesday that a new £30m emergency loan facility from the Premier League for Championship clubs would be examined at a board meeting on Thursday.However, he said that, combined with the earlier offer, it still “barely touched the sides” and as part of the Save Our Clubs campaign it was the Government’s job to step in and provide assistance.Knight said: “If the EFL wants to come in front of the committee and make the argument that the Government and taxpayers – and don’t forget we’re borrowing to the tune of £36 billion every month, which is what we spend on defence every year – if they wish to come and make that argument in front of MPs, good luck to them.” 3:31 Fleetwood Town chief executive Steve Curwood says only the government can save some EFL clubs from going bust – Advertisement –