An unusual record of three species of whale being restricted to pools in Antarctic sea ice

first_imgDuring the winter in the Crown Prince Gustav Channel in Graham Land, ice tends to form at the northerly end first, thus isolating pools of open water. The pools normally freeze some two months later; but in 1955 this unusual pattern of sea‐ice formation cut off nearly 200 whales from the open sea. Originally there were 120 Lesser Rorquals Balaenoptera acutorostrata, sixty Killer Whales Orcinus orca and one Berardius arnuxi. The activity of the whales prevented the pools freezing completely, but there was marked crowding and some unusual photographs were taken. All the Killer Whales and many Lesser Rorquals disappeared after four months. They may have died or travelled 65 kilometres under the ice to open water. The latter is more likely. However some twenty Lesser Rorquals stayed by the pools for six months and latterly very little if any food can have been available. The single species of Berardius was shot at by Argentine soldiers and presumably killed. It is suggested that the initial concentration of whales and also of seals may have been due to a large concentration of plankton.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/11/21

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 105, Detroit 102Brooklyn 121, Boston 109Atlanta 121, Toronto 120Philadelphia 127, Chicago 105Milwaukee 134, New York 101Miami 111, Orlando 103Minnesota 135, New Orleans 105Oklahoma City 116, Dallas 108Phoenix 127, Portland 121Sacramento 125, Houston 105LA Clippers 130, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, Buffalo 2Boston 4, NY Rangers 0Carolina 5, Nashville 1NY Islanders 5, New Jersey 3Florida 5, Columbus 4 (OT)Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3Washington 5, Philadelphia 3Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 4Chicago 4, Dallas 2Calgary 2, Montreal 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLBaylor 74, Kansas St. 68Ohio St. 79, Minnesota 75Oklahoma St. 72, West Virginia 69Kansas 69, Oklahoma 62Texas 67, Texas Tech 66Georgetown 72, Villanova 71Virginia 72, Syracuse 69Creighton 87, Butler 56San Diego St. 69, Wyoming 66North Carolina 81, Virginia Tech 73Southern Cal 91, Utah 85Colorado 61, California 58Duke at Florida St. (Canceled)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 12, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/11/21center_img Written bylast_img read more

French ships rotate in operation Sophia

first_img One French ship was replaced by another in the Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia after FS Commandant Bouan took over from FS Commandant Ducuing on February 6.Both ships are D’Estienne d’Orves-class avisos most commonly used for anti-submarine defence and high sea escort missions.Commandant Ducuing ended her participation in EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia after a one-month deployment.Operation Sophia is an EU-led mission aimed at countering human and weapon smuggling activities in the Mediterranean Sea. So far, 103-suspected smugglers and traffickers have been prosecuted by the Italian authorities and 387 boats were removed from the criminal organization availability. French ships rotate in EU operation Sophia Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today French ships rotate in EU operation Sophia View post tag: FS Commandant Ducuing View post tag: Op Sophia View post tag: FS Commandant Bouan View post tag: French Navy February 13, 2017 View post tag: EUNAVFOR Share this articlelast_img read more

IU Men’s Swimming & Diving Ranked No. 1, Women 12th in CSCAA Poll

first_imgBLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University men’s swimming and diving team is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)/TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll released on Wednesday. The Hoosier women’s team is ranked No. 12 in the country.“It is an honor to be recognized as the No. 1 team in the nation,” IU head swimming coach Ray Looze said. “I believe the last time we held this ranking was at the end of the 1973 season. We realize as a program the most important ranking is the last one and we will work hard to finish as highly as possible. All our swimmers and divers are excited to have the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis at the IU Natatorium this coming March.”The Hoosier men got the 2016-17 season off to a tremendous start this past weekend, sweeping a two-day tri-meet with No. 2 Texas and No. 8 Florida in Bloomington. The Longhorns are the two-time defending NCAA Champions, while Florida placed third last year at the NCAA’s.The IU women also started the year off well, sweeping No. 18 Florida in two meets, but falling to No. 7 Texas. Rankings are compiled by CSCAA-member coaches and released on a bi-weekly basis.  The next polls will be released November 9, 2016.The Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will be back in the pool this Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET when the Hoosiers face Kentucky and Tennessee in a tri-meet of nationally-ranked squads in Lexington.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Hull based retailer fined for selling rotten fruit and vegetables

first_imgA shopkeeper and his fresh produce company have been fined over £800 for displaying and selling rotten fruit and vegetables in a store in Hull.During an investigation by Horticultural Marketing Inspectors (HMI) a number of decaying items, including rotten sweet peppers, apples, pears, red onions and radishes were found on display at Bekhal International Foods Ltd, Spring Bank, Hull.Rural Payments AgencyHorticultural Marketing Inspectors are part of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and are responsible for the enforcement of the EU marketing standards for fresh fruit, vegetables, salad crops, nuts and cultivated mushroom, throughout England and Wales. These standards will continue to be enforced after we have left the European Union.Appearing at Hull Magistrates Court on 31 May, the owner of the retail business, Mr Alaan Azadi, pleaded guilty to a quality and labelling offence related to the sweet peppers. A further four remaining offences were taken into account.FineMr Azadi was fined £250 and was ordered to pay costs of £105, a victims’ surcharge of £30 and £50 for breaking a suspended sentence. The company was fined £250 and ordered to pay costs of £105 with a £30 victims’ surcharge.Peter Bainbridge, RPA Operations Director said: The prosecution followed a series of risk-based enforcement visits and inspections, carried out by the HMI between February 2017 and July 2017.Concerted efforts were made by the HMI to work closely with Mr Azadi and his staff, with face-to-face meetings, verbal warnings and formal written notices, all aimed at achieving improved compliance from the business. Consumers should be confident that the produce they are buying is fresh and in good condition, if it is being sold to them on that basis. Our inspectors work closely with the fresh produce industry so that retailers understand the role marketing standards can play in adding real value to their business. However, that support and advice is not always heeded and when rotting goods are continuously found on display we will resort to the use of criminal sanction to bring about a required change in behaviour.last_img read more

Tom Waits Surprise Guests With Mavis Staples For His First Live Performance In Two Years [Videos]

While Waits’ appearance onstage was a rare occurrence for the 67-year-old singer, Staples has been ramping up her productivity in recent months. Last week, she announced the pending release of a brand new album co-written with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco (out November 17th), and shared the album’s first single, “If All I Was Was Black,” for which Tweedy added the music to Staples’ lyrics. That same day, Mavis also announced a full Fall Tour with the great Bob Dylan. The 20+ date national tour will begin in Southern California on October 13th, and wrap up on November 16th in Boston. For a full list of tour dates, head to Dylan’s website. can listen to Staples’ new single, “If All I Was Was Black,” below via Staples’ YouTube page:Bob Dylan w/ Mavis Staples 2017 Fall Tour Dates10/13 Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center @ Valley Center, CA10/14 The Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Chelsea Theatre @ Las Vegas, NV10/17 Eccles Theater @ Salt Lake City, UT10/18 Eccles Theater @ Salt Lake City, UT10/21 1st Bank Center @ Denver, CO10/23 Century Link Center @ Omaha, NE10/24 Stephens Auditorium @ Ames, IA10/25 Xcel Energy Center @ St Paul, MN10/27 Wintrust Arena @ Chicago, IL10/28 Van Andel Arena @ Grand Rapids, MI10/29 IU Auditorium @ Bloomington, IN11/1 Fox Theater @ Detroit, MI11/3 EJ Thomas Hall @ Akron, OH11/5 Palace Theater @ Columbus, OH11/6 Peterson Events Center @ Pittsburgh, PA11/8 Nassau Coliseum @ Uniondale, NY11/10 Coliseum @ Richmond, VA11/11 Tower Theatre @ Philadelphia, PA11/12 Tower Theatre @ Philadelphia, PA11/14 The Anthem @ Washington, DC11/16 Agannis Arena @ Boston, MA[h/t – Consequence of Sound] Last night, renowned singer-songwriter Tom Waits marked his first live appearance in over two years when he joined Mavis Staples onstage at a Lagunitas Brewery location in California. The famously gravelly-voiced singer duetted with Mavis on The Staple Singers‘ 1972 Grammy-winning soul classic, “Respect Yourself. Until the sit-in with Staples, Waits had not given a live performance since he visited The Late Show in 2015 ahead of then-host David Letterman‘s departure from the show.You can watch an assortment of crowd-shot videos from Tom Waits’ surprise guest appearance with Mavis Staples below:Crowd-shot video via Facebook user Richard Zeno: read more

Carney and Metz named to Board of Trustees of Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Vaughn A. Carney, director of legal services at Bombardier Aerospace Structured Finance in Colchester, and Michael Metz, president of Michael Metz & Associates in Charlotte, have been named to the Board of Trustees of Champlain College.Carney, a resident of Essex, Vt., is a member of the Vermont, Washington and District of Columbia Bar Associations. He is on the board of directors of E-One Holdings, Cathedral Square Corp. and the Vermont Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He is also a lector at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Carney earned a bachelor’s degree at Colgate University and a law degree at Harvard Law School.Metz, a resident of Charlotte, Vt., is a business development consultant. He serves on the boards of Magic Hat Brewing Co. and MRA Labs. Hes also on the board of Burlington City Arts and the Burlington City Arts Foundation. Metz earned a bachelors degree at Middlebury College and an MBA at Columbia University.Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by a liberal arts foundation. The College offers masters, bachelors and associates degrees and professional certificates in 29 fields of study.# # #last_img read more

Birthday Bash for David Amram Includes Pete Seeger Tribute, Musical Pals

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York People are buzzing about the upcoming show that some are calling “the greatest folk concert Long Island has seen in decades!”On Nov. 20, the Hillwood Recital Hall at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the Brookville campus of LIU Post will host “David Amram’s 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger.”Not only is it a birthday bash for a world-renowned artist and a musical celebration of perhaps one of the world’s most influential folk artists, it’s also a benefit for the nonprofit Gold Coast Arts Center, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach—something that Amram has done throughout his own long career.Topping the bill is the octogenarian birthday boy himself, David Amram, and his quintet, featuring Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Robbie Winterhawk and Adam Amram. Also scheduled to appear are Amram’s close compatriots who’ve also shared the stage over the years with the late, great Pete Seeger, including Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame), Tom Chapin, Holly Near, Guy Davis, Garland Jeffreys, Kim & Reggie Harris, Joel Rafael, The Amigos, The Chapin Sisters, Bethany & Rufus and the Connecticut State Troubadour Kristen Graves.“This family of musicians feels honored to mark David Amram’s 84th birthday with a celebration of the life of our mutual friend, Pete Seeger,” said Rafael on his website, adding that they still feel Seeger’s presence today.Seeger was 94 when he died in January of this year.“We credit Pete as a great organizer and musician who blazed a path for so many by indelibly linking his music and activism,” said Rafael. “We thank him for bringing songs like ‘Guantanamera’ and ‘Wimoweh’ to the United States; for turning the traditional song, ‘I Will Overcome,’ into ‘We Shall Overcome,’ and teaching it to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pete Seeger brought American Folk Music into the homes of millions of Americans and those in countless countries around the world.”David Amram (left) performing with the late, great Pete Seeger (Photo courtesy of Amram is another trailblazer, whose musical journey as a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author has bridged classical, jazz and world music. He’s performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Leonard Bernstein, Tito Puente, Odetta, Allen Ginsberg, Nina Simone, Betty Carter and even Jack Kerouac, to name a few of the diverse talents with whom he’s performed for seven decades and counting.Read about Jeck Kerouac’s time on Long IslandWho but Amram can claim Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Aaron Copland, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning as some of the influential mentors that helped him find his unique path? He continues to travel the world as a composer, conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar and narrator fluent in five languages. But on Nov. 20, he’ll be coming to Long Island’s North Shore: 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, to be exact. The tantalizing evening kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. It promises to be a truly legendary night of great music.The Gold Coast Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For more than 20 years, they have been bringing the arts to tens of thousands of people in our area free of charge. They also sponsor artist-in-residencies at schools, after-school art programs, special assemblies, teacher-training workshops, as well as parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region. An affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art, the Gold Coast Arts Center has also sponsored the Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its fourth year, which has furthered their outreach.Tickets went on sale Oct. 2, for $55 in advance, and can be purchased by visiting For an additional $45, concertgoers can meet and greet the performers at a special VIP event backstage.Hillwood Recital Hall at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University at CW Post (aka LIU Post), 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville. 516-299-2752. For more information about this legendary gig, visit To learn more about the Gold Coast Arts Center, go to read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Anthony Hernandez – Building consensus (#59)

first_img 87SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Welcome to episode 59 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by our friends at CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward.Do you know how vital the defense credit unions are to military personnel and their families? Listen in as Anthony Hernandez and I speak about what they do and how they are different from other financial institutions. Tony is the President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council, before joining the credit union movement he spent 25 years in the Air Force. As you can imagine, he has some significant leadership knowledge and will share that with us along with what makes the DCUC so unique in the work they are doing for our service members.Tony speaks about the specific issues they oversee and what he believes all credit unions need to change to stay relevant in today’s financial market. Tony shares why he took the position as President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council and what he hopes to accomplish in the next year.What is his leadership style? Tony says that it is a consensus style, but he is also highly adaptive so his style can change depending on which style he needs. He chats about what young leaders need to do better, some of his mentors all through his life, and whom he thinks about when he hears the word success. Tony gives a different perspective on credit unions and how they work with the military. Listen to this conversation, and you might learn something that you didn’t know before. You don’t want to miss this episode.Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Tony:Anthony Hernandez, President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union [email protected] | Twitter Show notes from this episode:Shout-out: to our friends at CO-OP Financial Services, our first sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the work Anthony and his team at DCUC are doing in D.C here.Interested in an upcoming DCUC event? Find out more here.Tony has some great Community posts that you can find here including his article “The Defense Credit Union Difference.”Want to watch the new video Tony talked about? Here you go: DCUC – Why We Do What We DoCheck out the Jauruary Defense Credit Union Alert here.Article mentioned: Generation X: America’s neglected middle childArticle mentioned: Emerging Technology and Military ConsiderationsShout-out: Filene Research InstituteShout-out: Jennifer Hernandez – Tony’s wife who introduced him to credit unions and DCUC.Shout-out: the DCUC Board of DirectorsShout-out: Jill Nowacki (I love being your +1)Shout-out: Maria MartinezBook Mentioned: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreeneShout-out: Arnulfo and Mary Hernandez (dad and mom) and Don and Joyce Powers (the in-laws)Shout-out: Three teachers from high school: Warren Cupp, Donna McCoskey and Judi McKenzieShout-out: Mentors from the military: Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Ingalls, Bob Belchic, Brigadier General Sandra Gregory, General Robin Rand, Colonel Mike Phelps, Maj General Wayne Schatz, Lt General Jerry Martinez, Lt General William Rew, General William FraserShout-out: Dan BergerCheck out The Berger Leadership Blog here.Shout-out: John SpenceAnother guest who swears by PelotonShout-out: Tansley StearnsMovie mentioned: Neat – The Story of BourbonAlbum mentioned: Mannheim Steamroller Fresh AireBook mentioned: Leadershock by Greg HicksBook mentioned: Lions Don’t Need to Roar by D.A BentonPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37), Maria Martinez, Dan Berger, John Spence, Tansley Stearns, Randy SmithYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:56] – Tony, welcome to the show![02:48] – Tony shares what the Defense Credit Union Council is and how they help our military personnel.[03:45] – He explains the two primary reasons the DCUC is different from other credit unions.[05:43] – Tony reads a script that he found that describes what the DCUC does for military families and veterans.[08:09] – Tony, are there issues specific to defense credit unions that your organization prioritizes?[11:36] – They speak about the things that need to fundamentally change in the credit unions to keep them relevant in the financial industry.[14:49] – A year from now, what will you be proud that you accomplished with your organization?[16:47] – He shares with Randy about the new biometric identification he is excited to announce.[19:15] – Tony describes why he took the position with the DCUC once he retired from the Air Force.[22:57] – Did the inspiration for the job change once you transitioned from COO to CEO with the DCUC?[25:18] – Tony shares his leadership style and tells us it hasn’t changed since he became a civilian.[28:21] – He believes that the credit union landscape will change exponentially with the Gen X generation taking over.[28:45] – What do you say all the time that your team can repeat word for word?[31:26] – Tony says that young leaders need to find the one thing that is important to them and achieve that main thing, and narrow your focus.[33:53] – Tony speaks about having many mentors along the way and gives some examples of what they taught him.[37:02] – What does a typical day at work look like for Tony? What do you like to do when you have a day off?[40:11] – Do you remember the first time you got in memorable trouble?[42:28] – Tony wanted to be a politician when he was young but then took the military path.[43:36] – If he doesn’t work out in the morning, his whole day feels off.[44:10] – Tony states that he doesn’t have any apps that he uses daily.[45:29] – What is your favorite album of all time?[47:27] – What book do you think everyone should read?[52:06] – Tony shares that when he hears the word success, he thinks of his parents and his children.[53:42] – Tony, do you have any final thoughts or asks for our listeners?last_img read more

A panel was held in Split on the impact of tourism on the urban aspect of the city

first_img“We have no plan, and the City should have it. For an organized size such as a city or county or state, and in the age in which we live, a development plan must exist. If it does not exist, then it is irresponsible behavior towards the city, citizens and the state. The development program must be made for a minimum of eight and a maximum of 10 years, because every incoming city council should have an inherited plan.”, Said Miličić and added that he believes that citizens should have insight into it, as well as the right to express their views on it. He also stressed that Split must develop elite tourism, and not, as he put it, “Zimmer frei” tourism. As part of the seminar, a panel was held on the topic “On the edge: Does Split exist after tourism” with the participation of Jakša Miličić, former mayor of Split, during whose mandate the city experienced great demographic expansion and realized several major projects important for the city Babić, art historian, former rector of the University of Split and the initiator of numerous public and cultural initiatives. The GradOdrasta initiative was created after a group of architects and urban planners, at the invitation of the Zagreb Architecture Salon, made a detailed analysis of the state of space in Split for presentation at the 53rd Zagreb Architecture Salon in 2018. The analysis resulted in a map called Disaster map, which is a set of data on communal, spatial and urban facts about the city of Split, and which was presented at the seminar City on the brink of disaster 2018. A three-day seminar for architects, urban planners and activists “City on the brink of disaster 19” was held in Split this weekend, organized to network active citizens and professionals and exchange knowledge and experiences related to the healthy development of the city, Slobodna Dalmacija reports. The interlocutors discussed contemporary social developments and the long-term consequences that unplanned and devastating aspects of tourism will have on the city. With the experience of another season that brought chaos in traffic, social and economic form, the panel raised the question of whether there is an option in which Split will survive everything that has happened to it in recent years.center_img Referring to the degradation of urban space and the environment of the city in which we live, work and create, the initiative through various activities seeks to make citizens aware of the right (and necessity) to be involved in spatial planning processes, equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to respond in a timely manner. “Split pushes the boundaries of what is conceivable, real, legal and surreal in its spatial development on an almost daily basis. Our starting point is to problematize the complete dependence of Split on the growth of tourism, as well as a kind of decadence in which the city falls, completely leaving the quality of life to the urban element, “she said. on behalf of the organizer Antonija Kuzmanić. Source / photo: Free Dalmatia; A city on the brink of disaster 19last_img read more