Early life history strategies of notothenioids at South Georgia

first_imgAntarctic notothenioid early life history strategies are examined in general and then for common species at South Georgia. Channichthyids, bathydraconids, artedidraconids and some nototheniids have large eggs 3·0–4·9 mm whereas other nototheniids and arpagiferids have smaller eggs 1·6–2·7 mm. At South Georgia the larvae of species with large eggs hatched between August (late winter) and late November (late spring) at 11–16 mm standard length (Ls). Larvae of species with small eggs hatched mainly during October and December at 4.5–9 mm Ls. Most of the larvae of all species attain urostyle flexion between October and January, and develop to the end of the larval stage between November and May. The duration of the larval stage varies from 2 months in species with smaller larvae to 6 months for some of the species with larger larvae. Two nototheniid species develop to the early juvenile stage before a channichthyid and a bathydraconid that hatch around 2 months earlier. During their first winter, the early-juveniles of most species with large eggs are pelagic, whereas those of species with small eggs may be pelagic or demersal. Four groups of strategies are proposed based on egg size and the winter ecotype of the early-juvenile stage.last_img read more

Wu-Tang Clan Confirms New Album With “People Say” Featuring Redman

first_imgYesterday, Wu-Tang Clan shared a new track “People Say” featuring Redman without any peep on their website or socials. The rumor cycle spun out of control with predictions of a new album, or presumptions that it might be from Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which is technically owned by pharma CEO Martin Shkreli. A few hours after the release, suspicions were confirmed by the hip-hop masters that indeed there is a new album on the way, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, due out October 13. The forthcoming record is produced by RZA and Mathematics.RZA explains in a press release, “For years, Math has had the idea of putting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-Tang Clan members and other prominent MCs.” He continues, “With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. We at 36 Chambers ALC are honored to work with Mathematics and Wu-Tang Clan to put out a great piece of art.”Following their 2014 A Better Tomorrow, “People Say” is the second single from 2017 alongside “Don’t Stop,” which was part of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley soundtrack. Taste the first piece of Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues below:Wu-Tang Clan will tour as both solo and group performances throughout the U.S. this fall.Wu-Tang Clan 2017 Tour Dates:09/01 — Kalamazoo, MI @ The Back Room *09/03 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field ^09/07 — Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *09/10 — Clio, MI @ Cannibis Cup09/15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #09/16 — Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest09/17 — Los Angeles, CA @ Paid Dues Fest *09/22 — Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *09/24 — Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey *09/25 — Austin, TX @ Antone’s *09/26 — San Antonio, TX @ The Korova *10/06 — St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *10/07 — Los Angeles, CA @ Globe Theater *10/08 — Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Freight Depot #10/21 — Chicago, IL @ Navy Pier #* = Raekwon solo^ = Method Man & Redman# = Ghostface Killah sololast_img read more

Swedish House Mafia Reunites After 5 Years For Surprise Set At Ultra 2018 [Full Show Video]

first_img[Video: Breathe Paradise] On Sunday, March 25th, at around 10 p.m., Swedish House Mafia surprised fans at Ultra Music Festival in Miami by reuniting for the first time in five years. The house music supergroup composed of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso was not advertised as being on the bill (Axwell /\ Ingrosso was), though for months people have speculated that the group might reunite in celebration of the legendary EDM festival’s 20th anniversary. The reunion landed nearly five years to the day after the group’s final farewell tour performance, which also took place at Ultra Music Festival.The trio’s festival-closing set ran for around fifty minutes and included a number of the group’s popular hits including “Miami 2 Ibiza”, “Save the World”, “Greyhound, and “One”. As noted by Billboard, “The famous trio emerged from the darkness after a 30-minute production break. “I am Axwell, I am Sebastian Ingrosso, and I am Steve Angello,” they said into the mics, “and Miami, tonight we go by Swedish House Mafia.”When asked why they chose this moment to reunite, they simply said ‘it was time.’” However, what the future holds for Swedish House Mafia is somewhat unclear, given that the group’s future plans are still hazy—despite this, during the show at Ultra, Axwell boldly declared that the performance wasn’t a one-off incident but rather “This time, it’s for life.” Swedish House Mafia At Ultra Music Festival 2018last_img read more

China’s Xi discusses coronavirus with Trump: State media

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping spoke on Friday with US President Donald Trump on the novel coronavirus outbreak and urged Washington to respond “reasonably” to the epidemic, state media reported.Xi told Trump on the phone that China was “fully confident and capable of defeating the epidemic”, and that “the long-term trend of China’s economic development for the better will not change”, according to state broadcaster CCTV.The viral outbreak, which is believed to have originated in central China late last year, has now infected at least 31,000 people and caused 636 deaths, mostly within China. Local governments across China have locked down cities of tens of millions of people in response to the crisis, while global panic has risen over the more than 240 cases that have emerged in two dozen countries.Xi’s comments come hours after the death of a whistleblower doctor, punished for sharing information about the virus, prompted an immense outpouring of public grief and anger over how Chinese authorities have handled the crisis.Xi called the fight to contain the virus a “people’s war” and told Trump that China has implemented “nationwide mobilisation, comprehensive deployment and rapid response” along with “the strictest prevention and control measures” against the virus.Xi also urged the US to act “reasonably” in response to the outbreak, the official Xinhua news agency said.Beijing has hit out against strict measures by other countries to contain the spread of the virus, calling travel bans against Chinese arrivals by a growing list of nations “unkind” and going against the advice of the World Health Organization.The US has temporarily barred entry to foreigners who have been in China within the past two weeks, joining countries including Italy, Singapore and Mongolia who have announced expansive restrictions on travellers from the virus-hit country.The United States, Japan, Britain, Germany and other nations have also advised their citizens not to travel to China.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin a transfer target for Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin a transfer target for Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Apr 2020 10:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link317Shares Hector Bellerin may be the subject of bids this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin is a target for the trio of Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla this summer, according to reports in Spain.The 25-year-old has had an injury-disrupted season with the Gunners, making just eight Premier League appearances and 14 in all competitions.The right-back remains first choice in his position when fit and manager Mikel Arteta would be loathed to lose him in the next transfer window, as one of the most consistent performers in his squad.However, Arsenal’s resolve will be tested with Marca reporting that La Liga sides Atletico Madrid and Sevilla looking to tempt Bellerin back to his home country of Spain, while Inter Milan want to bring him to Italy.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBellerin’s contract at Arsenal runs until 2023 so they are in no pressure to sell the player that has been at the club since leaving Barcelona in 2011.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 CityWhether Bellerin would be keen to push for a move is questionable, having said last month that he sees himself as a future captain of Arsenal and Arteta agrees.‘People may not see me as this massive guy who shouts on the pitch all the time or what people may have as a captain in their heads,’ he said. ‘But there are so many different ways of leading a team.‘Since I was young at Barcelona, I would always be one of the three captains in the team. For me, it was a role I’m used to.‘Obviously it’s not the same when you’re 14 or 15 as it is now because the responsibility and what you represent is completely different, but it’s always been something that I’ve enjoyed.‘I enjoy positions of responsibility and I enjoy being the first one on that wall.‘For me, I have been speaking to the coach for a few months and he was telling me that I could be one of the people that could represent the team.‘I was really happy with it because I’m someone who’s been here for a long time and I know how the club runs.’MORE: Tottenham Hotspur ready to hire Arsenal hero Steve Morrow as academy chiefMORE: Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham plotting transfer moves for Real Madrid’s Achraf HakimiFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse’s ‘mission accomplished’ in getting strong win before Selection Sunday

first_img Published on May 5, 2018 at 5:45 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories SU makes final statement in 17-5 dismantling of Colgate prior to Selection SundayFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 17-5 blowout of Colgatecenter_img Syracuse midfielder Jamie Trimboli and goalie Dom Madonna took their seats at the press conference table following No. 12 SU’s (8-6, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) 17-5 dismantling of Colgate (7-8, 3-5 Patriot League). Arriving minutes before Syracuse head coach John Desko, the two joked around, tapping the microphones to test audio levels and discussing how Brendan Curry sat in Desko’s seat following the win over North Carolina.Trimboli suddenly turned to Madonna, tapping him on the shoulder to tell him that Denver lost to Georgetown in the Big East Tournament.“Maybe we’ll host,” Trimboli told Madonna.As soon as the game against Colgate ended, attention shifted to tomorrow’s selection show, where the NCAA tournament bracket will be released. Syracuse used Saturday’s home contest as a tune-up before the tournament with an easy opponent at the end of a gauntlet schedule.After Syracuse took a 6-0 lead, it never led the Raiders by fewer than five goals and when the fourth quarter came around, Senior Day turned into a freshman showcase.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen the final buzzer sounded, names on the field included Jacob Buttermore, Jakob Phaup, Troy Lauder and Nate Garlow, all freshmen who have scarcely seen the field this season. Madonna left the field to a standing ovation just past the midway point of the fourth quarter.“You want to keep your starters healthy,” Desko said. “To leave them in with the score the way it was and for potentially one of them to get hurt, that’s not a great decision by the coaching staff.”While Syracuse played stress-free at the conclusion of the game, the week leading up to it was anything but so. With final exams and review sessions all week, 10-15 players were missing every single practice, Desko said. The coaching staff would have to teach the same thing multiple times. Yet a loss to Colgate meant there was no shot at making the tournament, Madonna said.“I was treating this whole week like it’s my last week,” Madonna said.When the players took the field following pregame lineup introductions, Austin Fusco corralled the starters near the sideline in a tight circle.“Nothing’s given to you,” Madonna remembers Fusco saying. “You have to go out and get it.”Syracuse proved the beneficiary of other teams’ successes and failures from around the country on Saturday. Ohio State, a team rapidly rising up the RPI rankings, fell to Johns Hopkins in the Big Ten semifinals, failing to overtake the Orange in RPI. At the same time, Villanova and Penn, two teams ahead of SU in RPI, dropped games in their conference tournament semifinals, as well.Trimboli’s address of Denver’s loss before the post-game press conference, and perhaps the chance at hosting a first-round tournament game, comes from the fact that Inside Lacrosse released a mock bracket earlier this week that slated Denver as the last seeded team, and Syracuse as the first unseeded team, with the Orange making the first-round trip to Denver.Trimboli entered the room smiling after hearing the news of Denver’s loss from a team manager in the hallways. But while the numbers fall in SU’s favor, Desko held caution, immediately cutting into Trimboli to tell him that he was wrong.“It’s not good for us. Denver is probably a playoff team either way,” Desko said. “That takes another (at-large) slot away from someone. This time of year, when you’re being considered, you want as many teams that are guaranteed to go to the tournament to win their conference play.”Syracuse remains the only team in the country with two top-five wins, and a win Saturday as well as other team’s losses will likely bump SU’s RPI up. Yet this is a team that lost six games, and has struggled to pull out wins against lesser opponents.Still, Syracuse boasts the third-ranked strength of schedule in the country, something that has prepared the Orange for the road ahead, Desko said.“I said from the first press conference, ‘if it doesn’t kill us, it will make us stronger,’” Desko said.Saturday, in danger of falling out of the tournament conversation with a Colgate upset, Syracuse dug in and produced one of its best all-around showings of the season just over 24 hours before the bracket will be announced. In the 12-goal victory, the team’s second-largest of the season, SU did everything it could do to make a statement in the eyes of the committee.“We wanted to take care of business. … It went according to plan,” Desko said. “Mission accomplished.” Commentslast_img read more