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Seasonal variation in the effects of hard substratum biofilming on settlement of marine invertebrate larvae

first_imgThe effect of season on “biofilming”;, as a cue for the settlement of marine invertebrate larvae, was investigated in a long‐term field study during the years 1992–1994. The series of settlement experiments was conducted in a tidal rapid on the west coast of Scotland, and involved manipulations of artificial panels. Biofilming of substrata, whilst excluding larval settlement, was achieved by the enclosure of panels within tight‐fitting (but removable) mesh screens so that the number of settlers on filmed and unfilmed substrata were counted in the initial absence of other incumbent post‐larvae. Depending on larval species, the effects of biofilming were found to be either facilitatory or inhibitory. Significant within‐ and between‐species seasonal differences in the settlement responses were detected, and a reversal of the effect of biofilming on larval settlement response, from inhibitory to facilitatory and vice versa, was noted with season in the case of some taxonomic groups and species (e.g. Tubulipora sp., Plagioecia sp., Electra pilosa (L.)). The present study emphasizes the need for extended field studies of larval responses to environmental cues, when the focus of interest is in drawing general inferences about naturally occurring behavioural patterns at settlement.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 3/6/19

first_imgMarch 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/6/19 Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEHouston 11, Miami 5Pittsburgh 6, Boston 1St. Louis 9, N.Y. Yankees 5Atlanta 8, Detroit 2Toronto 9, Philadelphia 7Chicago Cubs 4, Kansas City 1Texas 12, San Francisco 5L.A. Angels 6, Colorado 5Cleveland 6, L.A. Dodgers 1AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 9, Tampa Bay 6Oakland 7, Seattle 4NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 4, Miami 0Milwaukee 5, Arizona 4Cincinnati 6, San Diego 4NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 131, Minnesota 114Washington 132, Dallas 123Miami 91, Charlotte 84San Antonio 111, Atlanta 104Brooklyn 113, Cleveland 107Chicago 108, Philadelphia 107Utah 114, New Orleans 104Phoenix 107, N.Y. Knicks 96Boston 111, Sacramento 109Denver 115, L.A. Lakers 99NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 5, Philadelphia 3Vancouver 3, Toronto 2St. Louis 5, Anaheim 4Vegas 2, Calgary 1TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLLSU 79, Florida 78Seton Hall 73, (16) Marquette 64Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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USS The Sullivans Sails for Exercise Joint Warrior

first_img September 23, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS The Sullivans Sails for Exercise Joint Warrior View post tag: Joint Warrior Authorities USS The Sullivans Sails for Exercise Joint Warrior View post tag: europecenter_img View post tag: Exercise View post tag: USS The Sullivans Share this article The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) departed Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 21 to participate in Exercise Joint Warrior off the coast of Scotland.Besides The Sullivans, other U.S. Navy units participating in the exercise include the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), the fleet replenishment oiler USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), and U.S. maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft from Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 11.Also participating are maritime, land and air units from nine countries including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.Exercise Joint Warrior, course-designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) in the United Kingdom, is intended to improve interoperability between allied and partner navies and prepares participants for a role in a joint maritime environment during deployments.As one of the largest concentrations of allied and partner forces in one integrated training event, Joint Warrior addresses the full spectrum of maritime and joint warfare mission areas.The Sullivans is named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers, who were killed when the ship they were assigned to, USS Juneau (CL-52), was sunk on November 13, 1942 and is homeported in Mayport, Florida.Image: US Navylast_img read more

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Fourth Vietnamese Gepard-class frigate launched in Russia

first_img May 27, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Zelenodolsk shipyard Russian shipyard Zelenodolsk plant named after AM Gorky has launched the fourth Gepard-3.9 frigate, the second ship of the second pair of orders built for the Vietnam Navy.The ceremony, held at the company’s shipyard in Republic of Tatarstan, Russia on May 26, was attended by the Navy Commissioner of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Dinh For Nhat and numerous plant and state officials.The first two 2200-tonne Gepard-class frigates, delivered to Vietnam in 2011, were armed with missiles while the second two are more anti-submarine oriented, Sergei Rudenko, deputy director for foreign economic affairs of JSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard, was quoted as saying.Rosoboronexport and the Defense Ministry of Vietnam signed a contract for the first two ships in 2006. The ships were delivered to the Vietnamese Navy by March 2011 and were named Dinh Tien Hoang and Ly Thai To.In December 2011, Vietnam placed an order for another two frigates. They will be delivered to Vietnam in August and September this year, Russian news agency TASS recently reported.“Today is a very solemn day for us. We have already built the first pair and are now building a second. This is the fourth phase of construction,” Renat Mistahov, general director of OAO Zelenodolsk plant named after AM Gorky said. Authorities View post tag: Vietnamese Navycenter_img View post tag: Russia Fourth Vietnamese Gepard-class frigate launched in Russia View post tag: Gepard-class frigate Back to overview,Home naval-today Fourth Vietnamese Gepard-class frigate launched in Russia last_img read more

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Keble PemBroken

first_imgBefore the Blues game against Oxfordshire on Friday evening, it was the turn of the colleges to try 20/20 cricket as last year’s cuppers winners Pembroke defeated Keble by 7 wickets. Coloured clothing and music may have been the order of the day but Pembroke’s victory was largely thanks to a disciplined bowling and fielding performance. Having won the toss and elected to field Pembroke skipper Paul Ramsay led the way making a breakthrough with his third ball removing Booth for a single. When Chris Stearn nicked his next ball to Jonathon Fennell at slip, Keble were reeling at 3-2. They took time to recover with captain Rafe Roylands (23) and Ross Bland (14) putting on 31, but were unable to score quickly. Ramsay, who finished with figures of 4-1-10- 2, was ably supported by offspinner Adam Hunter (4-1-6-2). A rally from Stuart Drury (29) and Alan Bannister (22) boosted the Keble score to a competitive 116 with 31 runs coming from the last two overs. Keble required early wickets to put pressure on the Pembroke but had to wait until the eighth over when Dan Fox was caught superbly at backward point by Booth off the bowling of Stearn for 13. Any hope of a Keble fightback faded with Laurence Parker-Brown (39) and Nick Warrillow (22) adding 44 runs for the second wicket in just 6 overs effectively ended any Keble resistance. Warrilow fell in the 14th over, attempting to repeat a huge six off Roylands getting stumped by Tim Oliver in the process, the same bowler finding the edge to remove Parker-Brown two overs later. Fennell and Tom Bullock required just 3 overs to score the remaining 23 runs, with Fennell squrting the winning run to third man with on over to spare.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

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Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Debut New Single With Christian McBride [Listen]

first_imgJennifer Hartswick shows off her considerable talents as both a vocalist and a trumpet player on “You Can’t Take It Back”, her new single with musical partner Nick Cassarino. The new track, which is slated to appear on the pair’s forthcoming album Nexus, finds the Trey Anastasio Band member and the Nth Power frontman teaming up with renowned jazz bassist Christian McBride.“You Can’t Take It Back” was released along with a music video that showcases Hartswick and Cassarino doing what they do best: making beautiful music in the studio and on the stage. The lovely tune keeps its cards close for the first few minutes before exploding into a joyful sound that belies its melancholy lyrics. Suffice to say, this treat has us excited for the full record, which is due out later this year.Hartswick and Cassarino will embark on a spring tour later this month that is slated to bring them through parts of the Midwest and East Coast before wrapping up with a pair of dates on the West Coast at the end of may. Give their new single below:Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino – “You Can’t Take It Back”[Video: Jennifer Hartswick]Click below for a full list of Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino’s upcoming tour dates. For more information on the project, head to Hartswick’s website.Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Upcoming Tour Dates:3.22 Chicago, IL – Martyr’s3.23 Peoria, IL – Kenny’s Westside Pub3.24 St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy3.27 Nashville, TN – City Winery3.28 Atlanta, GA – Eddie Attic3.29 Charleston, SC – The Pour House3.30 Charlotte, NC – Heist Brewery 3.31 Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall4.3 Washington DC – Pearl Street Warehouse4.4 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live4.5 Boston, MA – City Winery4.6 New York, NY – Rockwood 24.7 St. Johnsbury, VT – Fuller Hall (w/ Christian McBride)5.17 Los Angeles, CA – The Mint5.19 Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay CasinoView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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5 ways to break your bad money habits

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr These tips will help you break your spending patterns before they break you.by: Geoff WilliamsSpend enough money, and you’ll quickly learn the definition of a bad money habit. Few people need to be told not to overspend on credit or debit cards or to curb impulse shopping. You know you shouldn’t, even if you always do. What you need are solutions.But solutions are hard to come by, says Ramona Pearson, a certified public accountant and personal financial advisor in Detroit. She has been advising clients since 1984, she says, and from what she has seen, these bad habits are often practically baked into our brains.“Money habits are formulated at a very young age for most people,” she says. “I think how money works and what it means is deeply ingrained in our psyche.”Shelly Smith-Acuna, dean of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver, agrees. She says if you have a really bad money problem, therapy might help. “Sometimes a problem is a pretty simple fix, but other times, money represents something deeper, maybe comfort or security in a deep way. Therapy can help you explore and understand some of the meanings behind why you spend your money,” she says. continue reading »last_img read more

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Report says chikungunya could return in Europe next spring

first_imgNov 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Health experts who investigated Europe’s first chikungunya outbreak involving transmission by local mosquitoes recently reported that cases could occur again next spring unless vigorous mosquito surveillance and eradication measures are used to control the disease in Italyand prevent its spread to other parts of Europe. See also: The outbreak was largely contained to two neighboring villages where the man and his cousin lived, but authorities reported that transmission through infected mosquitoes has occurred in at least three other towns. Chikungunya, spread by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, usually causes fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, and a rash, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disease is not life-threatening, but fatigue or joint pain can last for weeks to months. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment for the illness, which is caused by an Alphavirus. In late August, Italy’s health ministry confirmed an outbreak of chikungunya in the Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy.About a week later, health authorities said the outbreak represented the disease’s first foothold in Europe, according to Sep 6 report in EurosurveillanceWeekly. Local vegetation was thick and many backyards had plant pots and watering containers that harbored mosquitoes. Soon afterward, experts from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) traveled to Italy to assess the risk of chikungunya to the local population and the potential for its spread to other European countries. In late October the investigators posted their findings on the ECDC’s Web site. Four factors helped the virus become established in Emilia-Romagna region, the investigators found: The virus was introduced by a visitor returning from an area where chikungunya is endemic. The United States has recorded some chikungunya cases among returning travelers but has not reported any transmission of the disease.Though two mosquito species that can spread the disease are found in the southeastern United States, CDC expert Dr. Ned Hayes has said the risk of indigenous transmission is probably low because lifestyle factors such as air conditioning and window screens protect people from heavy exposure to the mosquitoes. Careful surveillance and rapid mosquito-control measures will be the keys to preventing or limiting a recurrence of the disease in 2008, the report says. It notes data gaps on A albopictus populations in some areas of Europe where the vector could reside. A albopictus is found in several other European countries, including Albania, France, Belgium, Montenegro, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, and possibly more, according to the Eurosurveillance Weekly report. Human population density was sufficient for disease transmission. The investigators wrote that a better understanding of the climate, humidity, and light needed to support A albopictus populations is needed to help predict the geographic spread of chikungunya. As of Sep 21, Italian authorities had reported 292 suspected cases of chikungunya, of which 125 had been confirmed, according to the ECDC-WHO report. The outbreak started in late June when a local resident who had traveled to India fell ill with the disease. Soon afterward, the virus was believed to have spread among local A albopictus mosquitoes. Sep 6 Eurosurveillance reporthttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=3262 CDC information on chikungunyahttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/chikungunya/ “The current epidemic is a unique opportunity for better understanding of risk factors and virus and vector dynamics, in order to allow for a correct preparedness on the European level to prevent or limit future outbreaks,” the report states. Sep 10 CIDRAP News story “Chikungunya fever gains foothold in Europe” Investigators said mosquito activity was expected to continue through October but could extend into November, depending on weather conditions. A albopictus populations were dense in the region, but surveillance had not yet noted their presence because it was so recent. Infected mosquitoes could reappear in the spring of 2008 when mosquito eggs hatch, the authors reported. Further, if the region has a mild winter, local mosquito activity could persist, causing sporadic cases that could maintain mosquito-to-human transmission cycles until spring, they added.last_img read more

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UN-backed PRI to overhaul principles, accountability measures

first_imgThe Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) may introduce a tiered membership system to differentiate between members that enforce its code and those that fail to do so.Martin Skancke, chairman of the UN-backed initiative, also signalled that an overhaul of the existing six principles – built around integration and disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information – may be considered as it approached its 10-year anniversary.Skancke, writing in the PRI’s 2015 annual report, said the organisation’s work had focused increasingly on areas outside its initial remit, extending to matters such as fiduciary duty and principal-agent conflict.He said the increased workload had been reflected in its written mission statement, which looked at the obstacles facing a sustainable financial system, such as market practices and regulation. “Should this ethos,” Skancke asked, “now be incorporated into the Principles themselves?” He also argued that, with the introduction of measurable targets for the PRI’s nearly 1,400 signatories, the organisation would be better able to assess how asset owners were incorporating the principles into appointing and monitoring asset managers – potentially allowing it to hold signatories to account.“We will consult with [signatories] on possible mechanisms for this, which could include new levels of membership to reflect signatories’ level of commitment to responsible investment and new criteria for delisting signatories,” he said.Asset owners and managers have long privately voiced concerns the PRI is being used by some as a way of proving to clients they are committed to ESG, without any mechanism in place to enforce compliance.Fiona Reynolds, the PRI’s managing director, added that work was underway to amend its reporting framework to “better differentiate” signatories.“This will allow us to enable and then challenge asset owners to use this data in selecting and appointing their managers, and in holding them to account,” she said.last_img read more

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Brisbane’s growth superstar suburb breaks into national top two list

first_imgLot 5069 Steamer Way, Spring Mountain, is walking distance from cafes and shops.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“Moving forward Spring Mountain is going to be the new Springfield Lakes. All the new display homes have been sold at Springfield Lakes and all the developers have moved to Spring Mountain and they have a wide range of Hamptons homes, luxury houses and the like. Spring Mountain is going to be the new inner-city hub of Springfield. It’s walking distance to shopping centre, USQ campus and all the activities. All the new homes in that part are a bit more expensive than the older parts of Springfield.” QUEENSLAND TOP 10 (3 Months): SPRING MOUNTAIN (Ipswich, Brisbane) $432,500 33.8% MILES (Western Downs, Darling Downs) $167,500 25.7% JOYNER (Moreton Bay, Brisbane) $670,000 22.4% WONGAWALLAN (Gold Coast) $990,000 20.0% KANDANGA (Gympie, Wide Bay-Burnett) $355,000 18.3% MIRANI (Mackay) $337,000 18.2% MOUNT MELLUM (Sunshine Coast) $675,000 17.2% BENARABY (Gladstone, Fitzroy) $511,500 17.0% BLACKBUTT NORTH (South Burnett, Wide Bay-Burnett) $227,500 16.7% PEACHESTER (Sunshine Coast) $575,000 16.2% (Source: CoreLogic August Market Trends) This Greater Brisbane suburb has seen one of the biggest surges in median house price in the country.A BRISBANE growth superstar suburb has cracked the national top two for fastest price growth in the country.Nationally, three suburbs saw their median house prices grow by more than a third in over the three month period to May, according to CoreLogic August Market Trends report, released this afternoon.Trundle in Parkes, New South Wales, was on top by the narrowest of margins (0.2 percentage points) at 34 per cent growth, with Sea Lake in Buloke, Victoria, and Spring Mountain in Ipswich, Queensland tied in second spot with 33.8 per cent growth.That’s a massive surge for all three, but while Trundle was 5.5 hours from the Sydney CBD and Sea Lake was almost 18 hours away, Spring Mountain was just over half an hour away from the Brisbane CBD. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Spring Mountain is just 36 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD. NATIONAL TOP 3 (3 Months): Trundle (Parkes, NSW) Median price $167,500 34% Sea Lake (Buloke, VIC) $95,000 33.8% Spring Mountain (Ipswich, QLD) $432,500 33.8% (Source: CoreLogic August Market Trends)Queensland’s star performer, Spring Mountain, which pulled a massive 33.8 per cent quarterly surge in median price, was the new hub for developers in the Springfield area. Freedom Property James Hurley, whose recent sales were focused on Spring Mountain, said it had a higher entry level than most new development zones.Among properties he’s sold in the past few weeks was Lot 5069 Steamer Way, Spring Mountain — a four bedroom, three bathroom, double garage property that fetched $519,900 on July 19.last_img read more

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