Throwing light on straddling stocks of Illex argentinus: assessing fishing intensity with satellite imagery

first_imgMarine fisheries provide around 20% of animal protein consumed by man worldwide, but ineffectivemanagement can lead to commercial extinction of exploited stocks. Fisheries that overlap nationally controlled and highseas waters cause particular problems, as few management data are available for the high seas. The Argentinean shortfinnedsquid, Illex argentinus, exemplifies such a “straddling stock”. Here we demonstrate that light emitted by fishingvessels to attract squid can be detected via remote-sensing. Unlike conventional fisheries data, which are restricted bypolitical boundaries, satellite imagery can provide a synoptic view of fishing activity in both regulated and unregulatedareas. By using known levels of fishing effort in Falkland Islands waters to calibrate the images, we are able toestimate effort levels on the high seas, providing a more comprehensive analysis of the overall impact of fishing on thestock. This innovative tool for quantifying fishing activity across management boundaries has wide-ranging applicationsto squid fisheries worldwide.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action Thursday Against Northern Arizona

first_img Tags: NAU Basketball/SUU Basketball Written by Brad James January 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action Thursday Against Northern Arizona FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (10-5, 3-1 in Big Sky Conference action) hosts the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks  (7-7, 1-4 in Big Sky play) as the conference season ensues for both squads.SUU is currently tied for second place in the conference standings with Northern Colorado with Montana, at 5-1, currently leading the Big Sky standings.Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon is 46-68 (.404) at the helm of the SUU program and is easily having his best season to date presently, his fourth campaign.The Thunderbirds score 74.5 points per game which ranks SUU 113th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (13.2 points per game) is currently SUU’s leading scorer.Fellow double digit scorers on-average this season for the Thunderbirds include redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds per game, team-bests in assists [34] and steals [21]) and redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (11.2 points per game).Sophomore guard Harrison Butler averages a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game and redshirt senior center, Senegalese national, Daouda (David) N’Diaye has a team-best 19 blocked shots.The Thunderbirds surrender 63.3 points per game, ranking them 57th nationally in scoring defense.SUU out-rebounds opponents by a +7.4 margin (25th nationally) per game (39.5-32.1 on-average on the glass).The Lumberjacks are coached by Shane Burcar (7-7, .500) who wends his way through his first season as a Division I men’s basketball head coach.Northern Arizona scores 72.1 points per game, ranking the Lumberjacks 169th nationally in scoring offense.Sophomore guard Cameron Shelton (12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) is Northern Arizona’s leader in scoring and assists (56) on the season.Also scoring in double figures on-average for the Lumberjacks are senior forward Brooks DeBisschop (10.6 points, a team-best 7.5 rebounds on the season, tied for the team lead in steals [17] with junior guard Cameron Satterwhite and leading the squad in blocked shots with 10), senior guard Ted McCree (10.2 points per game) and redshirt sophomore guard Luke Avdalovic (10 points per game).The Lumberjacks surrender 67.6 points per game, ranking Northern Arizona 149th nationally in scoring defense.The Thunderbirds lead the series against Northern Arizona 14-13 all-time.last_img read more

How do they do it? Online lettings platform offers £35-a-month ‘premium’ service

first_imgHome » News » How do they do it? Online lettings platform offers £35-a-month ‘premium’ service previous nextProptechHow do they do it? Online lettings platform offers £35-a-month ‘premium’ serviceRental Step has launched new service despite industry experts suggesting it costs £30 a property just to list on Rightmove.Nigel Lewis29th January 201901,678 Views Rental proptech platform RentalStep has launched a ‘premium’ property management service for landlords priced at just £35 a month including listings on Rightmove and Zoopla.The figure is surprising given that one proptech entrepreneur recently told The Negotiator that it costs approximately £30 per rental listing on Rightmove.Therefore, ‘nearly-free’ services like OpenRent and RentalStep are making almost no profit from charging landlords to use their service, and are betting on up-selling additional services such as gas safety checks, rental collection and property management.RentalStep’s new ‘premium’ service is in addition to the company’s existing but more basic package, which offers free referencing and tenancy contracts and a one-off tenant finding fee of £20.Lettings FeesLiverpool-based RentalStep says it offers ‘unlimited’ advertising on the two portals within its new service, and says its premium service is a direct response to the tenant fees ban.“Landlords only have five months until their management fees could start to rise as agents look to offset the costs of the ban,” says Rental Step founder Mike Georgeson (pictured, above).“What’s more, over the next few months some tenants may delay moving as they consider the impact of Brexit while waiting until they no longer have to pay upfront fees to agents.”RentalStep now claims to have 2,000 landlords signed up to its service and 9,000 tenants, who can use its platform to communicate with each other before and after a tenancy starts.Tenants who use RentalStep can opt to build a profile on the its website, get verified and have their rent payment reported to credit reference agency Experian. mike georgeson Rentalstep January 29, 2019Nigel 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

Hilarious “Xanadu” Comes to Ocean City Music Pier

first_imgThe cast of the roller disco show, “Xanadu,” during a dress rehearsal at the Ocean City Theatre Company in 2018. (Courtesy OCTC) By Maddy VitaleIn just a day, the stage at the Ocean City Music Pier will be transformed into a 1980s roller disco with a performance of “Xanadu” by the Ocean City Theatre Company.The show follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco.Watching a rehearsal of the show Monday at the OCTC, 1501 West Ave., it seems the cast is ready to delight the audience with hysterical banter, illuminating costumes, cheesy tunes and dancing that rivals some of the moves of Tony Manero played by John Travolta in the 1977 movie “Saturday Night Fever.”Performers Kari Lockstoer, Erin Whitcomb and Natalie Ragazzo perform a dance scene with Gabe Rodrigues and Daniel Drewes in the background.The cast includes Ocean City’s own, Natalie Ragazzo, a runner-up in the 2018 Miss New Jersey Pageant. The leads are played by Erin Whitcomb as Kira and Danny Drewes as Sonny. Other performers are Gabriel Rodrigues, Shannon Agnew, Hannah Breed, Kari Lochstoer, Andrew Pace and Robert F. Taylor. Music direction is by Andrew Hink.“It’s been so much fun. This is a crazy, ridiculous show,” Ragazzo, 22, who plays Euterpe, one of Kira’s sisters, said during the rehearsal Monday.Drewes, 28, of Long Island, N.Y., summed up the reasons why audience members will love the show.“If you need to laugh in life, come to this show. You will be laughing the whole time,” Drewes noted with a chuckle. “This is truly an outrageously funny show.”Xanadu Cast members give a sneak preview of their zany, electrifying show.Whitcomb, 31, of Philadelphia, is the only member of the cast on skates in most of the scenes.She said what is particularly great about the show is that even though it dates back to 1980, it translates well to 2018. A mix of musical performances that take the audience back to the 1940s and up to the 1990s will also add to what makes the show so amusing.It will even poke fun at some of the songs of the late 1970s to the 1990s, the performers said.The show runs Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. It features an original hit score composed by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar that includes “Xanadu,” “Party All Over the World,” “Magic” and “I’m Alive.” It is based on the cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7.Erin Whitcomb is front and center as Kira.Agnew, the director and choreographer of the show, said with just two weeks of rehearsals, the actors in this small cast really had to pull together and work hard at a very fast pace. They rehearsed every day, but one, in nearly two weeks.They are ready to bring their show to life and light up the stage with a lively, hysterical and memorable performance, she said.“They are literally rock stars,” Agnew, 28, said of the performers. “They are having fun rehearsing a very pop-centric show. Their performances will be amazing.”Tickets ($18 to $20) can be purchased by calling 609-399-6111 or by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. Tickets are also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, Roy Gillian Welcome Center or at the Music Pier on show days.“Xanadu” will entertain crowds with all of the dance and music routines.last_img read more

Chinese beet deal for ABF

first_imgInternational food, ingredients and retail group Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced a deal with the China-based Hebei Tian Lu Sugar Group in a move to boost sugar beet yields.The formation of the joint venture, to be called Bo Tian, is awaiting the approval of the Chinese government expected at the end of September.ABF will hold 51% of the joint venture and Tian Lu will hold the remaining 49%. The Chinese sugar beet industry is based in the north east of the country, which has high-quality arable land with ideal weather conditions for producing high sugar content in beet.”A significant increase in sugar production is planned. There is an opportunity to improve yields by applying British Sugar’s European beet sugar expertise through better agricultural practices and technology transfer,” said ABF.last_img read more

Woman shot in Mishawaka, detectives interview possible suspect

first_img Pinterest Previous articleMichigan’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 37,000Next articleMishawaka Police break up hundreds of cruisers on W. McKinley Avenue Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ (Tom Franklin/95.3 MNC) A female is recovering after being shot in Mishawaka.Police were called around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 to the 2700 block of Lenson Court where they found the victim who had been shot in the hip area.The female was transported to a local hospital by Mishawaka Fire/EMS with non-life threatening injuries.The person believed to be the shooter is being interviewed by Mishawaka Police Detectives.The Mishawaka Police Department is urging anybody who may have witnessed this shooting contact the Mishawaka Police Department Detective Bureau 574-258-1684. Facebook IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Woman shot in Mishawaka, detectives interview possible suspect By Jon Zimney – April 25, 2020 0 374 last_img read more

News story: GDPR is here

first_imgWe have added a new page to our website, called ‘Your data and how we use it’ which covers why we need your personal data, what we will do with it and what you can expect from us.Our GOV.UK website has also been updated to include all new and revised Privacy Policies. These policies again, explain why we need your personal data and what we will do with it, however the policies explain this specifically in relation to our statutory functions. They can be found here. Staff at the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have been busy preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. These new data protection regulations replace the previous Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and set guidelines for the processing and collection of personal information.The DBS processes personal information in order to fulfil its day-to-day duties. We do this in line with GDPR.When handling your data the DBS will: make sure you know why we need this information only ask for information that we need ensure only those appropriate have access to it store your information securely inform you if the information will be shared with a third party ask you to agree to us sharing your information where you have a choice only keep your information for as long as we need tolast_img read more

Widespread Panic Brings Legendary ‘Mountain Jam’ To Vegas [Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Widespread Panic at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – 7/11/16Set 1: One Arm Steve, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, The Last Straw > Mountain Jam > Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Steven’s Cat, Weight of the World*, Tail Dragger*, High Time We Went*Set 2: Pigeons, Solid Rock, Sell Sell, Porch Song > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys**, Big Wooly Mammoth** > Drums^ > Cease Fire > Blue Indian, Protein Drink / Sewing MachineEncore: Expiration Day, Climb To SafetyNotes:* w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band** w/ Gregory Davis, Trumpet; Efrem Towns, Trumpet^ Duane only[H/T JamBase] Widespread Panic rocked their three-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend, with full support from Dirty Dozen Brass Band at all three shows. The phrase “Never Miss A Sunday Show” rang true, especially for this historical WSP performance.Four songs into their set led to an explosive surprise for the loyal fanbase. While executing their 1991 tune “The Last Straw,” Jimmy Herring used his guitar to signal a subtle segue toward what turned into a ten-minute version of The Allman Brothers Band classic “Mountain Jam.” While the Panic has played a full “Mountain Jam” before, it hadn’t been done since 1988, a full 2,744 shows ago. This marks the band’s biggest bust out in their 30-year career.The song choice, whether planned in advance or not, comes close to home for members of Widespread Panic. With Jimmy Herring having played with ABB in the summer of 2000, remaining a frequent collaborator since, and with drummer Duane Trucks, nephew of original ABB drummer Butch Trucks, brother to guitarist Derek Trucks, and another frequent inhabitant of the ABB drum kit, there was enough blood on the stage to resonate with fans of either southern rock band. While the Allman Brothers’ version of the song went on for sometimes up to an hour, this ten minute bust out will surely be remembered in WSP history for years to come.Enjoy the audio of “The Last Straw” > “Mountain Jam” in the clip below, courtesy of taper Todd Hodulik via PanicStream:last_img read more

Insignificant, with a lousy future

first_imgLawrence Krauss wants you to understand two things about yourself and your place in the cosmos. First, you are even more insignificant than you may have believed. Second, the future is cold, dark, and lonely.Krauss, a noted theoretical physicist from Arizona State University, brought his brand of popular science to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Thursday, addressing a crowd of 200 gathered in the Radcliffe Gym for a talk that was often humorous despite dealing with subjects that can be dry and technical.Krauss is the author of 300 scientific articles and several books, including titles aimed at the general public such as 1995’s “The Physics of Star Trek,” and 2012’s “A Universe from Nothing.” Krauss was introduced by Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen and Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov.Krauss, who said satire and ridicule are important because they get people to think, poked at religious creation myths and science-averse politicians. He also explained the current understanding of the cosmos, saying that dark energy and dark matter make up almost everything in it. He said that means all the solid matter we can see is just a small percent of the universe, making us even less cosmically important than we’d believed.“You are more insignificant than you ever thought you were,” Krauss said. “The dominant energy in the universe resides in empty space.”Astronomers now believe the universe will continue expanding forever, which led Krauss to paint a bleak picture of the distant future, perhaps 2 trillion years from now. By that time, the galaxies will be so far apart that it will appear that our Milky Way is alone and, as the stars run out of fuel and wink out, the universe will become cold and dark.Krauss said that when faced with the universe, human imagination fails. Even nothing isn’t what it seems, he said. The apparent vacuum of space, he said, is a boiling mass filled with unknown particles appearing and disappearing too fast to be detected.He drew a parallel with the interior of a proton, which is made up of three quarks. But the quarks only account for 10 percent of its mass. The rest is made of unknown particles popping in and out of existence, he said. There are even other types of possible “nothing,” including one where time and space pop in and out of existence.“Nothing is a very interesting thing in physics,” Krauss said.In the end, he said, we in a lucky time, when the universe hasn’t yet succumbed to its expansion and gone dark, taking with it any evidence of the Big Bang. Instead, the night sky is alive with stars and distant galaxies so that, in studying them, we can understand the universe better.“You’re insignificant, and the future is miserable,” Krauss said. “Instead of being depressed … we should enjoy our moment in the sun.”last_img read more

Leigh Zimmerman on Playing a Diva in Relative Values

first_img Does it feel odd as a frequent Broadway presence yourself to find yourself in the U.K. during Tony season? Not really. You know, I was part of that for 10 years and did four or five Tony Awards, including the very first one at Radio City. I remember all that very fondly and do miss it, but at the same time, I’m really committed to elevating our own Olivier Awards to make them as glamorous and wonderful as the Tonys because they deserve to be. So while I do miss Tony season, I am also very involved in its equivalent. View Comments What’s nice about your performance is that you engender sympathy for a character whom it would be very easy to lampoon. Well, I hope there is something more to Miranda then a greedy bitch or a Hollywood brat or whatever. It’s important to me that she goes deeper than that. I think you have to admire the way she assumes that her Hollywood experience will elevate her to princess status back home and even though that’s not what happens, she proves herself a survivor after all. Good heavens! She was very detail-oriented—very much a perfectionist. It was a little intimidating, but I rolled with it. Leigh Zimmerman is known for her leggy allure on both sides of the Atlantic, having starred in either the West End or on Broadway (and sometimes both) in Chicago, The Producers and The Will Rogers Follies. A 2013 Olivier recipient for her tart-tongued Sheila in A Chorus Line, Zimmerman is back in the West End in the non-singing role of Hollywood actress Miranda Frayle in Noel Coward’s Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn. Broadway.com spoke to the ever-engaging actress about watching Tony season from afar, self-reinvention and being directed by Madonna. What was it like to be directed by Madonna in the film W.E.? That was just incredible. I played an Upper East Side socialite who everyone was tagging on to. I had this big long speech that I had to do at a huge party, and I might have blown one or two words and she was, like, “Get your speech right!” Here you are in a 1951 Noel Coward play, of all unlikely assignments for a London-based American. Did you ever think you’d end up in a Coward play? I didn’t, and to be honest I didn’t know this play even existed before it came my way. I mean, when you think of Coward, you think of English drawing room comedy or whatever, and while I have done my share of English accents, I never thought I would attempt one in a Noel Coward piece. So, she has to reinvent herself. Yes, and we can all identify with that. She’s also looking for something to save her, and as an actress in this business, I can certainly identify with that. In your last West End show, A Chorus Line, you played a very different kind of actress: how do you think the ever-acerbic Sheila and the glammed-up Miranda would get along? [Laughs] I think they’d have a catfight! Sheila certainly didn’t suffer fools gladly, so it probably wouldn’t be long before they had a knock-down-drag-out.center_img Did you look at the 2000 film of this play, with Julie Andrews and Stephen Fry, before taking on the production? I did! I love Jeanne Tripplehorn [who played Miranda in the movie] and I thought it was very interesting to watch. I also read and re-read the play so that I knew what I was dealing with. I like to see and collect and investigate and read and watch everything I possibly can when formulating a character in order to know what I like and I don’t like. Is this an easier gig than doing such a physically intense musical? At the beginning, I found both shows equally strenuous but in very different ways. Our rehearsal time for the Coward was about a third of what we might get in musical theater, so I wanted to make sure I wasn’t the one holding anybody back. So I was more exhausted in that first week or two than I ever was dancing, but now it’s the reverse. As an eight-show-a-week job, this does feel easier. That’s fascinating since other actors tend to shy away from looking at other versions of something. I know, but I like to look at the different ways in which the material has been presented. Is it daunting that Miranda is talked about so much—for 45 minutes or possibly more—before she first appears on stage? I was extremely concerned about that at the beginning, since I’ve never played a character before where they talk about you and usually in such a terrible light. You’re an actress here playing an actress: Miranda is an English-born Hollywood diva, long-based in the U.S., who comes back to England to marry into aristocracy—though things don’t quite go according to plan! They certainly don’t! Miranda sees herself living the rags-to-riches story that impresses people, whereas the British don’t care one bit about that. Instead of being impressed by Miranda, they think she’s appalling! It would be easy to dismiss Miranda, too, simply because of her looks. Don’t I know it! Here I am almost six feet tall and blonde and sort of imposing in whatever I do. I learned very early on that whatever stereotypical role I might be cast in that there had to be something likable about that person because if you can’t find that aspect, then the audience writes you off from the beginning and there’s no journey. And especially directed by Trevor Nunn, who might have seemed more likely to employ you in a musical. He has been the one that I have been wanting to work with and he knew it! We talked about [this play] a year ago at the Olivier Awards and sure enough a year later it came up.last_img read more