Recruitment of mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) at South Georgia indicated by predator diets and its relationship with sea surface temperature

first_imgThe South Georgia population of mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) is exploited by both a fishery and predators, including gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua). Because considerable uncertainty surrounds recent estimates of stock size, there is a need to consider novel approaches that may give insight into the population dynamics of this species. We derive two indices of recruitment based on the occurrence of mackerel icefish in gentoo penguin diets, one of which is scaled by a survey estimate of the density of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), an alternative prey species for gentoo penguins. The closure of the fishery for much of the 1990s allowed the relationship between environmental conditions and recruitment to be studied without the confounding effects of fishing mortality. The recruitment indices were positively correlated with sea surface temperature with a lag time equal to the age of the fish. These results suggest strong links between mesoscale environmental processes and the smaller scale interaction between gentoo penguins and their mackerel icefish prey.last_img read more

Nottingham – Infrastructure the lure for offices

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Sourav Ganguly : Heading BCCI will be easier than captaining India!

first_imgAdvertisement 8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs39hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epy7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0gbaWould you ever consider trying this?😱e1fc2aCan your students do this? 🌚zdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sourav Ganguly will be announced as the new President of BCCI within next few days. According to the former captain of Indian cricket team, nothing can be compared with captaining India in the biggest stage. Though he reckons that BCCI President will be a new challenge.Advertisement Sourav Ganguly was the President of Cricket Association Of Bengal for the last five years. He took some bold decisions as an administrator there. So, it is expected that he will take some bold steps as the President of BCCI also. Sourav mentioned that he would look into the matter of ‘conflict of interest’.Advertisement According to the former captain of India, Ranji Trophy will now be given more importance in terms of player selection of Indian Cricket Team. Sourav also told that he was not in touch with any political leader of India before filing the nomination paper for the President Election of BCCI.Now, he is going to be selected as the unopposed candidate in this President election. The former captain of India thanked his state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her constant support towards him. The cricket fans are hoping that some real changes are going to come in Indian cricket under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly.Advertisement Almost Stranded: Mohammad Shami’s US visa declined, gets approved after BCCI intervenes Advertisementlast_img read more

The PV/Solar-Thermal Switch-up

first_imgA recent story about market forces at work in the solar-power world underscored the notion that large-scale photovoltaic systems, at least in regions where sun exposure favors their use, are dominating the renewable-energy landscape.The basic point of the story is that oversupply and declining prices of photovoltaic panels, particularly those imported from China, are making PV systems increasingly attractive not only to consumers and commercial builders, but also to utilities whose solar projects originally were designed for solar-thermal technology. During the past three years, while developers of many large-scale renewable-energy facilities pushed the projects from planning to permitting stages, the cost of PV panels dove to such an extent that many developers dropped solar thermal in favor of PV, notes a San Jose Mercury News story posted on December 8.“PV is very cheap right now and it’s faster to put up,” Paula Mints, a solar industry analyst with Navigant Consulting, told the paper, adding that solar thermal takes “about two years to build. With PV there’s more instant gratification.”Beyond residential uses, PV’s upper handAs GBA’s “Green Basics” guide explains, PV tends to be more cost-effective than solar thermal for space heating homes. For large-scale power generation, solar collectors are used to boil water to power steam-turbine electricity generators. The technology was widely embraced a few years ago, and still will be used for some major projects.The SJMN story points out that California law requires utilities to generate at least a third of their power from renewable-energy systems by 2020. At the same time, the California Public Utilities Commission is pressuring utilities to pursue that goal in the most cost-effective ways possible so that the cost to ratepayers is minimized. But whether developers are responding to pressure from regulators or the market, it appears that a significant number are switching to PV from solar thermal. Of nine solar thermal utility projects licensed in 2010 by the California Energy Commission, five had announced by early December that they were switching to PV. The CEC licenses solar thermal projects of 50 megawatts or larger, while permitting for utility-scale PV projects is handled by counties.State officials don’t expect the shift to PV will reduce utility rates in the short term, but could keep rates lower than they would have been had all utility-scale projects stayed with solar thermal.last_img read more

OSU mens basketball schedule highlighted by 16 nationallytelevised games

The 2011-12 Ohio State men’s basketball schedule was released Tuesday and a 31-game schedule awaits players, students and alumni alike.  OSU begins its 2011 campaign with a seven-game home stand at the Schottenstein Center. After a Nov. 6 exhibition game against Walsh, the Buckeyes will open regular season play on Nov. 11 against Wright State. Four days later, the Buckeyes will get the first of several early-season tests when they host Florida, which claimed back-to-back NCAA national titles in 2006 and 2007. The four-time national champion Duke Blue Devils, along with coach Mike Krzyzewski, will then visit the Schott on Nov. 29 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Buckeyes’ first road game will come on Dec. 10 when they visit the University of Kansas’ famed Allen Fieldhouse, named for the late, former Jayhawks’ coach, Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen. That matchup with the Jayhawks is one of 16 OSU games scheduled to be televised nationally by CBS, ESPN or ESPN2. The Buckeyes will close out the home portion of their schedule on either Feb. 25 or 26 against Wisconsin. OSU finishes the regular season with road games on Feb. 29 and March 4, 2012, at Northwestern and Michigan, respectively. The Big Ten conference tournament will take place from March 8-11. OSU finished its 2010-11 campaign with a 34-3 record, which included an undefeated, 20-0 record at the Schott. The Buckeyes were eliminated in the third round of the NCAA tournament on a last-second shot by Kentucky’s then-freshman guard Brandon Knight, who gave the Wildcats a 62-60 win.  The Buckeyes lost David Lighty, Dallas Lauderdale and Jon Diebler to graduation, but return freshmen forwards Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas and guard Aaron Craft, as well as guard William Buford, the team’s lone senior. read more

Hernandez says West Ham will finish in the Top 4

first_imgThe Mexican forward is known to make bold statements, like during the last World Cup where he insisted ‘El Tri’ should do “f*cking great things”They say that “to dream doesn’t cost a dime”, and this is how Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez seems to be taking the new Premier League season.“I’m a dreamer. I am always aiming as high as I can and if we can put West Ham in the Champions League, why not?” he told the West Ham United official website.“Top six, top four is the aim, as high as we can,” he said.The 30-year-old forward joined West Ham in 2017, having played 28 matches scoring eight goals.The attacker, and Mexico’s best goalscorer in history, has played for Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen in the past.“The manager [David Moyes] called me before the World Cup because he knew my situation was difficult at the end of last season, and he made me feel very good,” he commented.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He told me I was going to be an important player and would play an important role in this team, so he gave me a lot of confidence.”“I’m very motivated and I know I need to work hard to win a place in the starting line-up and then perform as well as I can to help the team with goals, assists and good performances to get the points to move up the table.”⚒️ ‘WEST HAM CAN FINISH TOP FOUR’ ⚒️Javier Hernandez has claimed West Ham are aiming to finish in the top four this season, despite their struggles against relegation last campaign.https://t.co/XUaxFu6LTk pic.twitter.com/aXH6yNwKLW— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 9, 2018last_img read more

Shocking Ferguson revelations about Mourinho surface

first_imgA surprising statement from Sir Alex Ferguson about Jose Mourinho’s possible sacking from Chelsea in 2015 have emerged this week.Now that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s job is literally in the balance, a statement by Sir Alex Ferguson from 2015 when the Portuguese manager was about to get sacked by Roman Abramovic has emerged and gone viral.In that statement he made to the press a couple years after he retired, Ferguson urged the Russia oligarch to not give Jose Mourinho the boot after a poor season with the Blues in 2015.It should be interesting to hear what Sir Alex Ferguson thinks about the manager now, because it’s very different having him as a rival than in your own squad not getting the results people expect from him.“Abramovich has to trust and have confidence Jose can turn it around, there is no point in sacking one of the best coaches of all time.”“Mourinho has won the European Cup twice, he’s won the league in each country he’s managed in, he’s won the big trophies.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It would be foolish for him to take that step to sacking him. That would be bad management; it is not leadership, that,” said Ferguson to the press about Jose Mourinho’s possible exit from Chelsea back in 2015.We can’t help but wonder what would Sir Alex Ferguson think nnow about Jose Mourinho’s job at Manchester United?Awesome art work of Sir Alex FergusonArt by: @IamMrVankie pic.twitter.com/gZuqNmKjR8— Roberts Faith (@FaithiaRoberts) October 4, 2018last_img read more

Pioneer previews integrated floating image display technology

first_imgThe Pioneer FV-01 Floating Vision system. FV-01 system The system makes use of a 3D module that has an LCD module mounted on the back. The system then uses a specially designed 3D lens, mounted in the front, which allows the image to appear as if it is floating in space. Since it only relies on one projection, and not the traditional right and left eye perspectives of older 3D systems the screen can project a clear image from a variety of angles and without the use of glasses. At the Embedded Systems Expo demonstration the in-car navigation system was paired with multiple touch panel displays. The system allows a user to select an object on the touch screen panel the same way that you would with most navigation systems. Then once a hand is swiped over the Floating Vision display the image of the object that the user selected is projected into the 3D display map. This system is similar to the FV-01, a PC connection system that creates a floating 3D display, currently being sold by Pioneer. The company hopes to move from the USB connections of the current systems to integrated systems in the future with the use of the Floating Vision system. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Japanese Researchers Develop Portable 3D Display System Citation: Pioneer previews integrated floating image display technology (2011, May 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-previews-image-technology.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Pioneer has recently conducted a demonstration of its floating image display technology, which is being called Floating Vision, that allows for a small sized 3D floating screen to be projected into spaces like the dashboard of a car. The system, which was shown off at the Embedded Systems Expo, uses a set of infrared sensors that allow this projected screen to be used in a manner similar to that of the current touch screen systems in use, in a limited capacity at the present moment. The system was demonstrated both in a car, and in the context of a customer service scenario. last_img read more

Take a closer look at the art of portraiture

first_imgThe National Gallery of Modern Art, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has come with an exhibition ‘Chehre’ which focusses on the art of portraiture executed in an individualistic manner by the artists. The treasures showcased here mark the first phase of the reorientation of the permanent wing of the gallery. The show was inaugurated on October 8.The artwork is showcased in a theatrical manner wherein one will see the bronze portrait by Ramkinkar Baij in conversation with portraits by Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Latika Katt, C Dakshinamurthy, Himmat Shah, B Srinivas Reddy, D L N Reddy, to name a few. The exhibition also showcases individualistic works of art by Biman Das, K S Radhakrishnan, Amitava Bhowmick, Hemi Bawa, Soma Chakraborthy, Paritosh Sen, and others. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Chief Guest for the occasion Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh congratulated the Director General of National Gallery of Modern Art, Adwaita Garanayak for curating an exhibition dedicated to sculptures and portraits.The guest of honour for the occasion Padma Shri Baba Yogendra ji stated that Chehre is a unique exhibition which presents works of art from NGMAs rich collection which have rarely been seen in the public domain. It is a major opportunity for the arts community and art lovers to see the prestigious collection. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The art of sculpture has been prevalent in India and across the world from centuries in continuity. With this exhibition, a focus is drawn on the individualistic creativity of the artists rather than a particular academic style. I am extremely happy to announce that a sculptural exhibition titled Chehre has been curated in-house at NGMA on such a grand scale. With this, I also announce the reorientation of the gallery with this being the first phase. I look forward to welcoming all to witness the rarely seen sculptural treasures of National Gallery of Modern Art. I appreciate the efforts of NGMA, New Delhi team who have handled this task with professionalism and have presented this exhibition as envisaged. I believe that this would generate greater interest among people towards the sculptural legacy of modern masters”, mentions Adwaita Garanayak, Director- General, NGMA. “We will be showcasing treasures from the reserve in the near future also as a special focus withreorientation of the museum display in a phase-wise manner. The artwork of the month has alsobeen added as a special feature from this exhibition onwards, highlighting a distinctive representation of the work of art titled ‘Hey Ram’. In celebration of 150 years of MahatmaGandhi, this portrait by Late S G Shrikhande explores stillness of the moment. Cast in Bronze,the work of art delineate the expressions of Mahatma Gandhi in an expressive manner. With hisclosed eyes, calmness prevails on his face which stands in communion with the significantrepresentation of three monkeys in a garlanded manner encircling his neck,” mentions Ritu Sharma, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.last_img read more