Distribution, population dynamics and growth rates of Thysanopoda acutifrons, Thysanoessa inermis and Nematobrachion boöpis in the Irminger Sea, North Atlantic

first_imgEuphausiids are an important component of the northern North Atlantic ecosystem and several species are found in the Irminger Sea. However, data on euphausiids in this region are few, particularly for Thysanopoda acutifrons, Thysanoessa inermis and Nematobranchion boöpis. In this paper, we present the first data since the 1930s on the seasonal distribution and population dynamics of these species from net haul data collected in the Irminger Sea during winter, spring and summer 2001–2002. Thysanoessa inermis was the most numerically abundant (0.63–26.62 ind. 1000 m−3) of the three species in the region and comprised a biomass of 3.92–41.74 mg 1000 m−3. The species was largely found in the upper regions of the water column (0–400 m) and was distributed in the more on-shelf/shelf-break regions around East Greenland and Iceland. Growth rates were around 0.03 mm d−1for T. inermis and there was some evidence that either the timing of spawning was delayed, or larval development was prolonged in the region. Thysanopoda acutifrons was predominantly distributed below 400 m in more oceanic regions and had a low abundance (1.23–1.64 ind. 1000 m−3) throughout the Irminger Sea. However, the species comprised a relatively high proportion of biomass (19.39–31.33 mg 1000 m−3) due to its large body size. Our data showed that the species had low rates of growth (0.04 mm d−1) and development throughout the year, and that the reproductive season occurred during the overwintering period (November/December) once individuals had reached two years of age. Nematobranchion boöpis mainly occurred below 400 m at low abundance (0.06–0.18 ind.1000 m−3) levels throughout the region. The species was largely found where Atlantic waters prevailed in the Irminger Current and its growth rates were variable (0.02–0.06 mm d−1). Nematobranchion boöpis was a year-round spawner and the species had fairly rapid rates of post-larval development, with the newly spawned 0-group reaching sexual maturity within the first 6 months. Data presented in this paper provide useful baselines for understanding the possible impacts of long-term, broad-scale environmental change on the ecology of euphausiid communities in the Irminger Sea.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/11

first_imgApril 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/11 Brad James Written by Tags: Beaver/Cedar/Grand/Gunnison/Juab/Manti/North Sanpete/Richfield/South Sevier/Summit Academy/Wasatch Academy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 17MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Lucas Roth scored, helping the Wasatch Academy Tigers to a 1-1 tie against Merit Academy in Region 17 boys soccer action Wednesday.SoftballRegion 15MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Jaci Shumway belted a pair of doubles and the Grand Red Devils got past North Sanpete 8-5 Wednesday in the first game of a Region 15 softball doubleheader.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Kelby Henry, Addelyn Brotherson and Brooke Price all homered as the North Sanpete Hawks won game two of a Region 15 doubleheader, 11-4 over Grand.Non-RegionGUNNISON, Utah-Kezzley Winn belted a pair of doubles and the Gunnison Bulldogs smacked Richfield 16-6 Wednesday in non-region softball action.BaseballNon-RegionBLUFFDALE, Utah-Gerritt Vanderluden and Hunter Housel doubled, leading the Summit Academy Bears to a 7-2 win over Juab in non-region baseball action Wednesday.BEAVER, Utah-Ryker Albrecht and Tyce Raddon each tripled as the Beaver Beavers routed Manti 18-8 Wednesday in non-region baseball action. Hunter Hafen added two doubles and Crayton Hollingshead also doubled for the Beavers in the win.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Bridger Bunnell and McClain Anderson each doubled and the Cedar Redmen blanked South Sevier 10-0 in non-region baseball action Wednesday.last_img read more

Washington Wizards star John Wall to miss 12 months will torn Achilles tendon

first_imgFebruary 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Washington Wizards star John Wall to miss 12 months will torn Achilles tendon Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will miss the next 12 months after suffering a partially ruptured Achilles tendon in a fall at his home, the team announced Tuesday.Wall was already out for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season following a first surgery on his heel. The 28-year-old underwent that surgery in hopes of avoiding a rupture of the tendon. Wizards team doctor Wiemi Douoguih said Tuesday that he discovered the partial rupture this week, when he was conducting a procedure to address an infection from that first surgery on Wall’s left heel. Surgery to repair Wall’s Achilles has not yet been scheduled. Douoguih estimates the recovery time will be between 11 and 15 months. There is little data on players similar to Wall suffering tendon ruptures, given Wall’s reliance on speed and getting to the basket.Wall fell at his home on January 29. He was not wearing a walking boot at the time of the fall. “He never heard a pop,” Douoguih said. “He had a slight increase in discomfort.”Wall, the first overall draft pick in 2010, is under contract through 2022-2023 for an average of more than $40 million per year.He played just 32 games this season, the second straight year that he’ll miss significant time. Wall missed 41 games last year, mostly due to left knee issues.Wall had surgery on both knees following the 2015-2016 season.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Get ready for Breakfast Week

first_imgPlans are well advanced for Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2008 from 20-26 January when farmers, producers and retailers are encouraged to celebrate the importance of a good breakfast.Rebecca Geraghty, assistant director of crop marketing at the Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA), which is organising the event, said: “Farmhouse Breakfast Week is an excellent opportunity for the food chain to work together to reinforce positive messages about the nutritional benefits of breakfast and the celebration of UK regional food excellence.”Companies and organisations in all links of the food chain are being encouraged to hold events across the country. These could include running a competition to find the best local producer of breakfast products, organising community breakfasts or sporting initiatives at a school breakfast club or local business.For further information on how to get involved, as well as recipes and free promotional materials, visit [http://www.farmhousebreakfast.com] or call 020 75203968.last_img read more

Barnsley firm secures a string of deals

first_imgBarnsley-based Fosters Bakery has struck a deal that will see the company supply its frozen baked bread to Greece, through The Greek Coffee Company. It has also just launched four products in Asda, and two via a sandwich- maker into Boots the Chemist.Fosters will produce various Asda own-brand rolls, as well as a chocolate hot cross bun and milk-roll fingers, available nationwide. The additional business has meant the bakery has had to take on 16 new full-time staff.”This new business is a result of keeping our focus during tough times and continuing to innovate in our products, people and pro-cesses,” said MD John Foster.last_img read more

Foxygen Shares New Music Video Ahead Of Upcoming Album [Watch]

first_imgCalifornia-based indie rock outfit Foxygen is getting ready to release their latest effort, Hang, on January 20th. The duo, made up of Jonathan France and Sam Rado, have released the third single from the album, On Lankershim. The video for the track is made up of various homemade film style clips, featuring the two roaming around their hometown of Los Angeles.Hang is the band’s third album has a number of guest spots including Flaming Lips‘ Steven Drozd and both Brian and Michael D’Addario of the Lemon Twigs. The album also features a 40-piece symphony orchestra throughout the album, with Foxygen receiving help from Spacebomb‘s Trey Pollard and Matthew E. White. To pre-order Hang, click here.[H/T Jambands]last_img read more

How UT FCU’s ‘Shark Tank’ Microloan Program helped boost lending performance

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for financial assistance to get your venture off the ground, you may want to check out UT Federal Credit Union’s unique “Shark Tank-like” lending project aimed at start ups. This entrepreneurial-focused project, called Line 12 Microfund, was started by UT FCU’s Senior VP/Chief Lending Officer and CU Times’ 2015 Trailblazer Award winner (for this very project) Jonathan Patrick — who is quite the entrepreneur himself. continue reading »last_img read more

8 strategies for aspiring credit union leaders

first_img 110SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     One of the most exciting and energizing parts of my job is meeting enthusiastic aspiring and emerging leaders in the CU community.You’re young, new to the CU world––or maybe you’ve come to the credit union from another job. You’re enjoying the community focus and sense of caring here. You like that you’re part of something important.You’re also ambitious, eager for new challenges and opportunities and you want to take the next step into CU leadership.Here are 8 STRATEGIES that can help you realize your potential and become a leader in your credit union, and in your community:#1 Work first on being a good follower.Great leaders are usually also great followers. Understand that “follower” is a role, not a position. Effective leaders listen––and they solicit input from the people they serve.They recognize when it’s time to share authority and support someone else who may be better suited to a particular task.They know when to defer to the people with the knowledge and experience to get the job done––even if those people work on the front lines.They recognize that great ideas can come from anyone in the organization.If you want to lead effectively––first learn how to follow.#2 Find the right Master.CU leaders are extremely generous when it comes to sharing their wisdom and experience. They want to help you develop and they embrace their role in developing the leaders who will carry the CU mission into the future.They’re also really, really busy!Don’t wait around for your supervisor or CEO to take you under their wing. They may be willing and wanting––but they’ve got a lot of people to serve and precious little time.Having said that––they’ll make time when you show initiative.Reach out and you’ll find someone who will be honored to show you the way.#3 Commit yourself to personal and professional Mastery.A lot of people ask me what they need to do to get ahead in life. My answer is always the same.Work on making yourself better––a better person and a better professional.There are a lot of factors that influence your career trajectory. You can’t control all the circumstances and conditions around you.Make yourself better, and make yourself better at what you do. You can control that––and that will give you the best shot at new opportunities.#4 Ask before you’re asked––act before you’re asked.Leaders lead. That means instead of waiting around for orders, when you see something that needs doing––do it.This doesn’t mean going over anyone’s head.The chain of command is in place for a reason. That’s why I also say “ask before you’re asked.”Opportunities go to the doers––not to the people who stand around and later say, “I could have done that.”#5 Learn to deal with uncertainty.Your ability to deal with uncertainty and respond to unforeseen challenges is one of the most important indicators of leadership potential. If you’re not comfortable with uncertainty––get comfortable.Get out of your comfort zone once in a while. Embrace new challenges and, to be blunt about it, toughen up!#6 Learn to talk and write good.If you don’t get the joke––you’ve got some work to do.Communication skills are essential for effective leadership, and yet our ability to speak and write with clarity is declining at an alarming rate.Your advancement is dependent on your ability to express yourself.Read voraciously and take advantage of every opportunity to write and speak. Study effective communicators. Practice continually and seek out constructive criticism.#7 Focus on experience over rewards.I have no tolerance for entitlement mentality. I can’t stand people who demand rewards before proof of performance…Even though I was one of those people myself––in a past life!Hindsight is a great teacher and I’ve come to realize that some of my worst jobs were the best––in terms of experience and developing the knowledge and skills that serve me well today.I don’t have the space for the whole story here, but one of the most valuable jobs I ever had was working as a janitor. When you meet me in person, I’ll tell you the “rest of the story.”For now I’ll just say that I didn’t realize it at the time, but being a janitor taught me how to care for things, how to be a leader on the front lines, how to work with just about anyone and how to manage myself when my boss wasn’t around.Pretty valuable life and leadership lessons––all from mopping floors at minimum wage.#8 Lead by sharing, not accumulating.I can sum up everything I know about leadership in one simple statement:“Leadership is sharing––a leader shares.”An effective leader shares knowledge, wisdom, experience. The best leaders share authority, compassion, respect and most of all––power.Sharing is a discipline. Start now.That’s enough to work on for now. I’m sure you could add more useful strategies to this list, but I seriously doubt you can become an authentic leader without these.And I do want you to become an authentic leader––someone with the ability to attract willing followers and the will to serve them.The world needs more authentic leaders, and there is no better place to express yourself as a caring, compassionate and effective leader than in the CU community. CU leaders are making a difference, every day, serving their communities and helping people realize their potential and their dreams.Be one of those leaders. Start today. Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Detailslast_img read more

Russia reports its first coronavirus death

first_imgSome doctors have questioned the veracity of Russian data, given what they say is the patchy nature of testing. But the government has said it has been totally transparent about its handling of the crisis, and that its statistics are accurate.Moscow’s coronavirus crisis center said in a statement on Thursday that the elderly woman who died had begun receiving treatment last week in a private clinic before being moved to a hospital specializing in infectious diseases.It did not say where the woman was thought to have picked up the virus, but said her circle of close acquaintances had been identified and was under medical observation.None of them were displaying any serious coronavirus symptoms, it said. Russians aged over 60 were strongly advised to minimize contacts with other people, it added. Topics : Russia on Thursday reported its first coronavirus-related death, an unnamed 79-year-old woman in Moscow with underlying health issues who died from pneumonia after testing positive for the virus.Russia, which has temporarily barred entry to foreigners and imposed an array of flight restrictions, has reported 147 coronavirus cases so far, less than many other European countries.That figure has risen sharply in recent days however, but authorities have said the situation is under control and that most infected people have entered Russia from coronavirus hot spots.last_img read more

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img read more