Physiology, growth, and development of larval krill Euphausia superba in autumn and winter in the Lazarev Sea, Antarctica

first_imgThe physiological condition of larval Antarctic krill was investigated during austral autumn 2004 and winter 2006 in the Lazarev Sea. The condition of larvae was quantified in both seasons by determining their body length (BL), dry weight (DW), elemental and biochemical composition, stomach content analysis, and rates of metabolism and growth. Overall the larvae in autumn were in better condition under the ice than in open water, and for those under the ice, condition decreased from autumn to winter. Thus, growth rates of furcilia larvae in open water in autumn were similar to winter values under the ice (mean, 0.008 mm d(-1)), whereas autumn under-ice values were higher (0.015 mm d(-1)). Equivalent larval stages in winter had up to 30% shorter BL and 70% lower DW than in autumn. Mean respiration rates of winter larvae were 43% lower than of autumn larvae. However, their ammonium excretion rates doubled in winter from 0.03 to 0.06 mu g NH4 DW-1 h(-1), resulting in mean O:N ratios of 46 in autumn and 15 in winter. Thus, differing metabolic substrates were used between autumn and winter, which supports a degree of flexibility for overwintering of larval krill. The larvae were eating small copepods (Oithona spp.) and protozoans, as well as autotrophic food under the ice. The interplay between under-ice topography, apparent current speed under sea ice, and the swimming ability of larval krill is probably critical to whether larval krill can maintain position and exploit suitable feeding areas under the ice.last_img read more

USCG Commissions Its Newest Cutter

first_img View post tag: Navy USCG Commissions Its Newest Cutter The US Coast Guard commissioned its newest National Security Cutter, the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter James, Saturday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Boston.James’s crew will play a vital role in the Coast Guard’s ability to secure the nation’s maritime domain and borders, save lives, interdict illicit traffic, alien smugglers and illegal aliens, and protect ports, waterways and natural resources.The cutter is named for Capt. Joshua James, a native of Hull, who is credited with saving more than 600 lives during his time with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which merged with the Revenue Cutter Service in 1915 to create the modern U.S. Coast Guard.James is the fifth of eight planned National Security Cutters and the second to be homeported on the East Coast. The James will be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Fleet Law Enforcement Training Center.[mappress mapid=”16627″]Image: USCG View post tag: Cutter Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG Commissions Its Newest Cutter View post tag: Naval View post tag: commissions Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: americas View post tag: USCG August 10, 2015 Share this article View post tag: Cutter James View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Indian Navy Strengthens Ties with Oman

first_img Indian Naval Ships Deepak, Delhi, Tabar and Trishul are currently visiting Muscat, Oman, to enhance bilateral ties.The vessels entered Muscat, Oman, on September 19 and are scheduled to continue their deployment on September 22.During the visit, the warships will have professional interactions with the defence forces for enhancing co-operation and sharing the nuances of naval operations including disaster management and combating maritime threats of terrorism and piracy. Apart from professional interactions, sports and social engagements are also planned, which are aimed at enhancing co-operation and understanding between the Navies.The ships are part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet based at Mumbai and are on a long range deployment to the Persian Gulf to enhance bilateral ties with regional navies.[mappress mapid=”16966″]Image: Indian Navy September 21, 2015 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Strengthens Ties with Oman Indian Navy Strengthens Ties with Oman View post tag: middle east View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: Oman Share this articlelast_img read more

It is illogical to seize Union Dry Dock /NY Waterways

first_imgDear Editor: In 1908 Union Dry Dock & Repair Co. opened in Weehawken, bought the Hoboken property in 1976 and moved its operations here in the 1980s where there has been a dock located since around 1915. Union Dry Dock’s property amounts to 8.36 acres: 3.15 acres of land and 5.21 acres of water. Yes, they have riparian rights of the waters and these are special rights pertaining to the use of the water abutting their property for any purpose required for their business to function. In eminent domain cases, these riparian rights are very valuable. To use eminent domain to seize Union Dry Dock’s property, which in actuality is now owned by NY Waterways since Nov. 3, 2017, the city would have to consider the water rights and would have to pay for taking these water rights away from this business. Plus they would have to pay for a lot more, as NY Waterway Chairman Armand Pohan stated to the City Council:“The power of condemnation is a formidable tool. It gives you the right to tell a property owner, ‘Get out.’ For this, however, you must pay. We have acquired this property for $11.5 million in an arms-length transaction. But that is just the beginning of the bill. You are not talking about relocating a pizzeria. You are talking about a unique piece of property and use which, incidentally, must be located on the water. Now you must identify another site for us to relocate and pay the costs of that relocation. Any possible site would involve millions of dollars in dredging costs; the building of piers and structures similar to those which already exist on the Union Dry Dock property; and unknown environmental cleanup costs. Even more important than these capital costs are the additional costs arising from bringing boats to and from a remote location instead of a central location – more labor costs, more fuel costs, more waste of human time and more burning of fossil fuels in an area already struggling to meet clean air standards. All of these costs, which are in the tens of millions of dollars, will be borne by your taxpayers in a condemnation award, and if not, then by your constituent ferry riders in the form of higher fares. In either event, Hoboken residents lose.”Is it logical to incur phenomenal costs for a walkway that NY Waterways will build for the city anyway? We can access the waterfront already! Let us not be greedy and stupid at the same time. According to New Jersey eminent domain law, property that is already devoted to a public use cannot be taken for another public use because such an acquisition will totally destroy and interfere with a public use – ferry transportation.NY Waterways refuses to sell to the city. Union Dry Dock’s property fits their needs perfectly. It is illogical to try to eminent domain their property that will cost millions. It is too late. Let it go. Mary Ondrejkalast_img read more

CSR in the spotlight

first_imgThe Carbon Trust, a private company set up by government, has invited trade organisations to apply for up to £140,000-worth of funding on carbon reduction projects.To apply for the funding, applicants are required to produce a detailed plan, outlining how their initiative will deliver demonstrable carbon dioxide emissions savings, by 9 January 2008. Separate fundings of up to £30,000 and £140,000 are on offer.”We believe that trade and professional bodies have an important role to play in championing carbon reduction measures among their member businesses and colleagues,” said Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust. “We would encourage anyone who wants to find out more to contact us.”For more details about the programme, interested organisations should visit [http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/] carbon/networks.Both the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Northern Ireland Food and Drink Federation have received funding from the Carbon Trust Networks Initiative in the past.The Carbon Trust has also recently launched a new business carbon footprint calculator, to help businesses understand what a carbon footprint is, how to work it out and how to reduce it. This follows the Climate Change Bill announcement, which will set the UK a target of a minimum 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 as legally binding for the first time.Go to [http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/footprintcalculator] to apply for a free online Carbon Survey.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Celebrates Love On Valentine’s Day In New Jersey [Full Audio]

first_imgPhoto: Bob Schultz Photo: Bob Schultz Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage at the esteemed Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey for their final show of their two-night run. Many of the audience members were celebrating Valentine’s Day, and romance was in the air, even before the band took their positions on stage. With Amy Helm opening the show, Tedeschi Trucks Band played a hearty collection of music throughout one extended set.The band—dressed in all black—blew the dust off the track “Don’t Let Me Slide” from their debut album Revelator to commence the evening’s music. The band already performed this song three times in the first two months of the year, marking a drastic increase considering the song made it into one performance. Next, Susan Tedeschi began singing the inspirational lyrics to “Laugh About It” with Derek Trucks, the horns, and backup singers expertly supplementing her powerful vocals.The band continued with “Just As Strange”, another track from their latest album Let Me Get By. The song featured a swampy rolling drumline, Derek’s renowned slide guitar, and Susan’s choir-like vocals. With the back-up vocals harmonizing with Susan, the band’s distinguished sound transformed the elegant theater into a sacred church. Keeping the world-class performance at a sentimental pace, “All the World” followed—a relatively new track that hasn’t found a place on an album yet with a sweet and soulful tone like so many Tedeschi Trucks Band tunes.The band abandoned their gospel sound momentarily and returned to the swamps with a dirty little number, “Right On Time”, also from their last studio album. Mike Mattison’s gravelly voice commanded lead vocals while Susan Tedeschi accompanied him with back-up vocals. Elizabeth Lea blasted her trombone in sporadic bursts to give the other musicians room to weave their notes around her steady rhythms. The setlist continued to rely heavily on their most recent studio album with the original tune “Don’t Know What It Means” coming next. This track featured a lively Susan Tedeschi delivering heartfelt lyrics and husband Derek Trucks absolutely destroying his guitar accompaniments. As per usual with this group of brilliant musicians, the three other singers nailed the back-up vocals, and the overall timing remained continually on-point.As the band foreshadowed in recent tours, the newly written “Shame” continued to be displayed, as the performers experimented and redeveloped its song structure in the pursuit musical perfection. The original tune was introduced on June 8th at the Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia and has been in a state of constant evolution ever since, and during this rendition, Derek Trucks whipped a flawless solo around the unusually heavy bass line provided by Tim Lefebvre. This song has unlimited potential, heavy jams, poignant lyrics with a smooth delivery, and has already proven itself to be a staple of the Tedeschi Trucks band’s repertoire.The band then began a barrage of covers beginning with a debut of Cowboy’s “All My Friends” for a poignant tribute to Scott Boyer who passed away two days ago. Cowboy hailed from Jacksonville, Florida, and recorded for Capricorn records in Muscle Shoals with the recommendation from Duane Allman to his friend, the legendary Phil Walden. Duane Allman also plays on Cowboy’s well-known track “Please Be With Me”, which is featured on Duane’s Anthology.To follow, the band dove into a badass rendition of the old blues standard “Leaving Trunk”, with Mike Mattison singing lead vocals. This song is accredited to Sleepy John Estes but was popularized by Taj Mahal. Tash Neal, the guitarist from The London Souls and who also opened the show in Amy Helm’s band, joined the already-crowded stage to contribute his guitar talents. Derek and Tash traded guitar licks that built into the rockin’, explosive focal point of the show.A soulful cover of Elmore James’s“The Sky is Crying” began with a heavily influenced blues solo by Derek Trucks before giving way to Susan’s emotional singing and a stand-out blues guitar solo that could easily be mistaken for one of B.B. King’s.Next, the band revisited a much sought-after cover of Neil Young’s song, “Alabama”, which was recently released as a new single. The cover featured a cutting guitar segment with Susan acing the southern-styled lyrics, and the song marked one of the most formidable three minutes of music of the night. This rendition was also the seventh time that the band has covered this song since its debut in November of last year.Returning to their partial roots as the Derek Trucks Band, Mike Mattison returned to center stage to sing lead on the beginning of Billy Taylor’s song “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free”, which featured a mesmerizing one-two punch between Derek Trucks off-the-cuff slide guitar and Susan who retook vocals after the first verse. The song broke down into a furious flurry of horns and percussion, with Ephraim Owens slaying his instrument of choice, the trumpet. Mike Mattison also traded vocal duties with Alecia Chakour, as the song rebuilt for one last incredible solo by Derek Trucks.To close the lengthy solitary set, the band executed a high-quality twenty-minute version of “I Want More”, another track off their latest studio album Let Me Get By. The closer utilized a stompin’ bass drum, horn punctuations, and Susan singin’ to the heavens, as Derek Trucks patiently waited for his opportunity to shred the unholy hell out of his trusted Gibson SG. The rest of his massive band quietly subsided to give him more acoustic space, but soon jumped back in line to resurrect the melodies of the song. Eventually, Kofi emerged from behind his keyboards to perform one last stunning flute solo before relinquishing control to Derek who continues his acoustic onslaught. The drummers were the next at-bat, and made the most of the opportunity, with both Tyler Greenwell and J. J. Johnson thrashing and thumping their kits in synchronous rhythms. Derek got the last word, however, with a final continuation of his guitar prowess.A stripped-down ensemble reappeared onstage to play a sentimental version of the traditional song “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”, with Derek Trucks ripping a cutting solo right from the start. Susan sings the lyrics in her pristine voice with backup vocals provided by Marc Rivers, Mike Mattison, Alecia Chakour, and Amy Helm. The band then finished with an extended rendition of “Bound for Glory”, another track from Revelator to complete their two-night residence in a truly inspiring fashion.Kofi crushed a keyboard solo and worked hand-in-hand with the horn section to get the audience dancing. The groove was supplemented further by Derek Trucks overpowering guitar riffs and Susan’s unbeatable vocals. As Derek Trucks captivated the audience with one last guitar solo, Susan finalized the night with the declaration that “We’re bound for glory.”Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank, NJ | 2/14/17Don’t Let Me Slide, Laugh About It, Just As Strange, All the World, Right On Time, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame, All My Friends (Gregg Allman), Leaving Trunk (Sleepy John Estes), The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James), Alabama (Neil Young), I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Billy Taylor), I Want MoreE: Bound For Glory[Audio: edtyre]Tedeschi Trucks Band | Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank, NJ | 2/14/17 | Photos by Bob Schultz Photo: Bob Schultz Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Bring More Applications to the Cloud with Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs

first_imgEarlier this year we introduced Dell Technologies Cloud, a set of hybrid cloud solutions. Since the launch at Dell Technologies World 2019, our customers have embraced the vision of a consistent hybrid cloud to improve their cloud experience. By combining the power of VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell EMC infrastructure, they are removing operational complexity with consistent infrastructure and operations across public clouds, private clouds, and edge locations—bringing the benefits of automation, scalability, and agility to their workloads.Today, we’re continuing to drive innovation with Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs, which brings cloud to a broader set of workloads that require independent scaling of storage and compute. This new option to consume Dell Technologies Cloud provides deployment guidance for pre-tested Dell EMC storage, compute and networking infrastructure that’s been validated with VMware Cloud Foundation.With more solutions coming soon, Validated Designs are now available for Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax storage arrays, and PowerEdge MX servers—which have been the backbone of most companies’ high-value workloads for the better part of the last three decades.Bringing a cloud operation model to enterprise storage Continuing a history of collaboration with VMware, Dell EMC is in the process of validating Fibre Channel (FC) data storage solutions as primary storage for VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains. With FC support coming in October 2019, both the versatile mid-range storage system, Unity XT, and enterprise-class, PowerMax, will support Network File System (NFS) and FC storage classes as primary and supplemental storage for workload domains. This gives customers more deployment choices for workloads that have unique external storage-intensive requirements such as independent capacity.By taking advantage of VMware’s deployment tools, they can drive operational efficiency and rapidly stand up new hybrid cloud environments with attached external storage. In addition, they can also leverage unique enterprise data services such as inline data reduction capabilities, synchronous replication, and more. And for customers with existing Dell EMC storage investments, this delivers investment protection and allows them to easily attach existing data sets to hybrid cloud environments.Rapid resource allocation with a kinetic hybrid cloud foundation Dell EMC PowerEdge MX, along with the onboard management, OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, now supports interoperability with VMware Cloud Foundation based on DMTF Redfish standards. IT administrators can now manage and scale resources dynamically as needed to meet demanding workload requirements. Instead of manually allocating resources, they can now rapidly provision storage, and assign workloads to individual drives across a large network of grouped and connected chassis.Expanded cloud-enabled infrastructure supportCustomers can also expand their cloud-enabled infrastructure by deploying Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition and the Unity Cloud Tiering Appliances directly from VMware’s new Cloud Market Place. Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition provides both Block and File capabilities—and can be combined with Unity Cloud Tiering to deliver file tiering to Amazon S3 buckets for both longer term retention and better cost management.Unlocking value and competitive advantages With Dell Technologies Cloud, customers have more choice to build a consistent hybrid cloud environment for their infrastructure. Using Validated Designs, they can now support new and legacy workloads that have infrastructure-intensive requirements in the most efficient way possible with independent scaling of storage and compute.To find out more about Dell Technologies Cloud and Validated Designs, visit our website or download the Validated Designs Solution Brief, the Dell EMC Storage with VMware Cloud Foundation White Paper, or the Cloud-Enabled Infrastructure Solution Brief.last_img read more

Seed-to-Plate

first_imgIn just under two decades, the local food movement has changed the way many people think about their food. Now it’s time for the next step: a local seed system.The wall between heirloom seed varieties and mass produced modern varieties needs to be dismantled, chef Daniel Barber told the more than 300 people gathered at the University of Georgia Special Collections Library on Tuesday. Plant breeders, like those at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, need to work more closely with farmers and chefs to produce varieties that provide natural disease and pest resistance as well as phenomenal flavor.“You can take advantage of the past with respect and modernity and turn it into something very exciting for the future,” he said during his talk, titled “What Kind of Menu will Meet the Challenges of the Future? Exploring a New Recipe for Good Food from the Ground Up.”Barber, who has pioneered the farm-to-table movement in fine dining in New York City and upstate New York, has received multiple James Beard Foundation awards and built a reputation as a chef and farmer. He is also the author of “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food” and has been featured in documentaries “Chef’s Table” and “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.”To blend the flavor of heirlooms and the hardiness of modern varieties, local chefs and farmers will have to work with plant breeders to develop vegetables and fruits adapted to each region. Scientists at land-grant universities are uniquely positioned to help make this happen.Earlier this year, inspired by his search for new flavors and more hardy heirloom vegetable varieties, Barber’s team launched Row 7 Seed Company — a cooperative of chefs and plant breeders working to provide flavor-focused vegetable varieties that retain some natural disease and pest resistance.Generally, plant varieties and seeds are developed to thrive in the most wide-ranging environmental conditions possible, often to the detriment of flavor. This is because seed companies need to sell their seeds in as many towns and states as possible to maximize profit.“This company wants to do the exact opposite,” Barber told the crowd. “The idea is to look at the development of a seed and flavor from a microscopic level. What is this particular region — the ecological conditions, the cultural conditions — dictating for a seed?”Farmers and plant breeders have traditionally worked hand in hand to develop varieties that will thrive in local conditions through the land-grant system, but Barber advocates involving chefs in the process as well. He has helped to develop more than a half dozen wheat and grain varieties based on the flavor profiles he wants to cook with.“Why shouldn’t a chef be at the table with the initial construction of a seed?” he asked. “That comes with a little bit of hubris, but I’ve found that’s its actually possible.”Barber was at UGA to speak to students and the public about his vision for the modern food and farm systems, but he also wanted to visit with plant breeders in the college. He met with CAES breeders, toured UGA’s student-run farm UGArden and visited local organic farm Woodland Gardens in Winterville, Georgia.He hopes to work with UGA plant breeders to develop new varieties that provide trademark flavors for Southeastern farmers and chefs.“We’re going to start the breeding projects moving forward on this very local, very micro level,” he told the crowd. “I’ve been more emboldened in this idea while I’ve been here in Georgia, just in the last few hours, seeing the interest, enthusiasm and passion for a new food culture and by the youth and how they’re dialed into good food, good flavor, fresh ingredients, and exploring and celebrating this very diverse environment and history that y’all have here.”For more information about the ways in which UGA CAES supports local food systems in Georgia, visit caes.uga.edu. For those who weren’t able to attend Barber’s lecture, the video recording will soon be available.last_img read more

Trail Mix | January 2016

first_img 3:53 Ocean and Sea Bird Dog 4:58 3:08 All I Ever Wanted Sam Means Audio PlayerMichael ClemJohn DonneUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:22 5:06 2:50 5:05 2:30 If I Should Fall From Grace With God Deer Tick 5:18 3:22 Oh Now Nathaniel Bellows 1:58 When We Were Young The Winterlings Southern Railroad Blues Lew Card 4:12 4:06 Riverside Stone Cupid Love In The Smokies Seven Handle Circus Back To You Battleme 3:50 It’s a brand new month in a brand new year, and that can only mean that Trail Mix has a brand new set of tunes ready for you.Of course we do! And it’s a mix most worthy of kicking off 2016.Featured this month is “Magic Hour,” a brand new track from Aoife O’Donovan. The former lead singer of the masterful acoustic band Crooked Still returns with her second solo release, In The Magic Hour, later this month. O’Donovan is joined by such acoustic stalwarts as Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sarah Jarosz, and this record, her second on the always awesome Yeproc label, was produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, whose previous work includes projects with The Decemberists and Neko Case.Another exciting inclusion this month is from long time Trail Mix faves Deer Tick. Their take on The Pogues’ “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” is part of a compilation from Bloodshot Records called Bloodshot Six Pack To Go: Working Songs For The Drinking Class. Other artists included in the project are, among others, Trail Mix alums like Banditos, Dale Watson, The Yawpers, Elizabeth Cook, Joe Pug, and J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices.Also featured this month are brand new tracks from Battleme, Lew Card, The Winterlings, Bird Dog, Swaying Wires, Brooke Waggoner, Stone Cupid, Chris Storrow, Seven Handle Circus, Coldair, Sam Means, Cross Record, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Nathaniel Bellows, and the Mike Farley Band.Be sure to stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month. On tap are chats with Michael Clem, long time bassist and singer for Eddie From Ohio, The Cactus Blossoms, and a show preview and ticket giveaway for Travis Book and Jon Stickley’s performance at The Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee, on January 21st.And if you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution, how about this one – I will get out there and support the amazing artists I discover on Trail Mix. Buy a couple records. Go see a show or two. Turn a friend on to a great tune you have heard right here. These artists will appreciate it. Won’t You Come And Sing For Me Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands 2:23 Take Me Home Ron Pope John Donne Michael Clem 2:56 Raised the Bar Chris Storrow Nowhere Swaying Wires Denounce Coldair Embed Clown Collector The Cactus Blossoms Widow Maker Brooke Waggoner 3:07 Magic Hour Aoife O’Donovan Rain Mike Farley Band 4:18 3:40 4:14 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. last_img read more

Farmingdale College Student Hit, Killed by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old SUNY Farmingdale State College student from Yonkers was fatally hit by a car in Farmingdale on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Eyyad Almargi was crossing Melville Road, west of Route 110, when he was hit by a westbound Saturn at 9:20 p.m.The victim Eyyad Almargi was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was neither injured nor charged.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img