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Distribution of foraging by female Antarctic fur seals

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first_imgThe study examined the distribution of critical habitat for foraging by female Antarctic fur seals breeding at the island of South Georgia. Bathymetric features of the continental shelf around the island of South Georgia were an important indicator for the localisation of foraging. This pattern was consistent among years of different prey availability. Lactating females were constrained to forage mainly within 100 km of the location at which the offspring was being raised. When this constraint was removed at the end of lactation, females foraged to much greater ranges and dispersed to specific regions of the continental shelf east of Patagonia (>1000 km) and to the northern edge of the Antarctic pack ice (500 km). The empirical distribution of foraging during the breeding season was used to develop a function that described the foraging distribution for the whole breeding population of females. The result was consistent with past observations from ship-based surveys and it allowed estimation of the spatial impact of breeding female fur seals on krill at South Georgia. This suggested that, in extreme cases and assuming that krill influx is limited, female fur seals could eat most of the krill present in some regions where they forage intensively. However, mean consumption was about one-tenth of the mean density of krill.last_img read more

Free helpline for shopkeeper riot victims

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first_imgA free legal advice helpline has been launched to offer support to victims of the recent riots.Set up by the Law Society, the dedicated telephone helpline will direct victims to pro bono or free legal advice.Working in collaboration with its partner charity LawWorks and many individual law firms, it has been devised to offer help to small independent shopkeepers in particular, whose livelihoods have been threatened.Applications for legal assistance will be matched to volunteer lawyers who will offer assistance on a range of matters from insurance and compensation, to contractual, property and employment law.The helpline number is 020 7092 3949 or email [email protected] Full information about the service and details of how to apply can be found online at www.lawworks.org.uk/riothelp.last_img read more

County Clerk: Local DMV Operational, Not Open To The Public

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first_imgImage by New York State DMV.JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Clerk says the state is extending some expiration dates for driving documents.Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore, in an interview with WNYNewsNow Wednesday, said local DMVs remain operational but not open to the public.“We have half staff working each day,” said Barmore. “We have a lock box outside each DMV and you can drop stuff there 24 hours a day. You have to fill out all the proper forms, get everything you need and drop it in the drop box with your contact information, and when we get to it we will call you on the phone, get any information that we need plus a credit card payment from you, and then we mail everything back to you.”The state has extended all driver’s licenses, non-driver ID cards and vehicle registrations with an expiration date of March 1, 2020. The clerk says the state will eventually implement a deadline to renew those documents. “We are not renewing drivers’ licenses at this time,” said Barmore. “We are not upgrading licenses. If you have a standard license and you want a real ID license you can not get one right now.”Barmore says that vehicle registrations will still be processed through the mail.“Say you bought a car from an individual or a dealer, you need a MV82 form and you will have to fill that out. You will also need a copy of your driver’s license and an insurance card for that vehicle,” furthered Barmore.Barmore does note that vehicle inspections can still be renewed.“Garages that do inspections are considered a vital service and they are still open,” explained Barmore.The clerk says those with questions can call their local DMV. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman & More

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first_imgIt’s Friday, and you know what that means—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week! We’re bringing you a recap of the craziest stuff that’s happened in the world of Broadway over the last seven days. From the mystery of the missing Room Sheep to Aaron Tveit’s history nerd status to Audra McDonald’s twerking abilities, a lot of weird stuff happened. Let’s do this!Taylor Swift Is a Theater SaviorGrammy winner Taylor Swift hasn’t yet graced us with her presence on Broadway, but she saved the day when she gave a local theater company in Sydney, Australia, permission to use her song “Shake It Off” in their production. Hey Taylor, next do you wanna grant us permission to do a Broadway musical version of 1989, starring you?Heidi Blickenstaff Can’t Hear YouIf you go see Something Rotten!, don’t bother laughing at any of Broadway.com vlogger Heidi Blickenstaff’s lines. She won’t be able to hear you, because her ear has been clogged for the last week. Heidi, have you tried putting headphones in, turning on “A Musical” and cranking up the volume? That song always makes everything better.Audra Needs Twerking LessonsEight-billion-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and her husband, Broadway fave Will Swenson, have left the kingdom of Eggfartopia for the summer to star in A Moon for the Misbegotten. While in Williamstown, Audra has apparently picked up twerking—although she’s not very good at it. Guess she won’t be winning her next Tony for the Miley Cyrus musical Tongues and Teddy Bears. (Don’t worry, that’s not actually a thing.)Room Sheep Is MissingWhen It Shoulda Been You star Sierra Boggess treated us to a final episode of her vlog Going Bridal, we learned some very disturbing news: Their adorable dressing room mascot Room Sheep is missing. Sierra and Lisa Howard have no idea where she is, and they don’t even seem particularly upset about it! Remind us not to get Sierra any live plants for her School of Rock opening night.Don’t Judge Benedict Cumberbatch (Yet)Reviewers are supposed to wait until a show’s official opening night before sharing opinions about a show, but London reviewers couldn’t wait longer than the first preview to spill the beans about Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance in Hamlet. Shame on you, reviewers—the next time you feel impatient, just do a page of your Benedict Cumberbatch coloring book. It’s very relaxing.NPH Makes a Stiff DrinkTony-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch alum Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, Broadway alum David Burtka, cooked up a storm on Barefoot Contessa this week. Well, David cooked and NPH provided the booze. We never knew you were such a mixologist, Neil! Can you make us something with edible glitter?Crazy Eyes Can Cast SpellsThe Wiz Live! cast is shaping up to be very starry indeed, and Orange Is the New Black star Uzo “Crazy Eyes” Aduba has been cast as Glinda the Good Witch. Wow, Uzo! We knew you could sing, but you can cast a spell and create magical snow whirlwinds, too? Hmm, we wonder how she’d look in green…ALW’s Cat Can Doggy PaddleAndrew Lloyd Webber is Broadway’s resident feline expert, so it’s no surprise that he has a cat of his own. But just like Uzo Aduba, the composer’s cat Fez has magical powers. He’s a Turkish Van Swimming cat, and he regularly takes dips in Webber’s swimming pool. Ooo, can the new revival of Cats have an onstage fountain and a bonus swimming scene?Pasquale & Tveit Are History NerdsWhen we hit the red carpet at the new musical Hamilton, we quizzed opening night guests on their knowledge of the historic Founding Father. Who knew the most? Broadway favorites Steven Pasquale and Aaron Tveit both told us an astounding amount of Hamilton trivia, including how old he was when he died (49). Damn. You guys are the two hunkiest nerds we’ve ever seen.Hugh Jackman Chases His TailAt Sylvia’s recent auditions, Hugh Jackman made a surprise visit and Broadway.com caught it all on tape. He arrived in a carrier, wore his favorite studded collar, ate lots of treats and peed on the floor. Oh wait, you thought we were talking about the actual Hugh Jackman? We were talking about Hugh Jackman the dog, who is equally adorable. Not quite as ripped as our Aussie pal, but still adorable. View Commentslast_img read more

Respiratory Therapists saving lives alongside doctors and nurses

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first_imgGacioch says it’s quite the process determining whether or not someone needs a ventilator to survive. He says he feels privileged to be fighting this virus head-on alongside nurses and doctors in this crisis. Respiratory Therapists are specialized health practitioners who treat lung-related illnesses, which is the part of the body hit the hardest by the coronavirus. They work closely with ventilators, the tool that’s been keeping so many people alive in this pandemic. Gacioch says he is currently not worried about the medical supplies and the number of ventilators available in his unit. He says he and his team are taking it day by day. “We basically pulled our staff together, every respiratory therapist,” said Gacioch. “We all go into the medical field knowing that we could be treating a variety of types of diseases throughout our career and although this is a new one, this is just another type.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — At Lourdes Hospital, doctors and nurses aren’t fighting alone on the front lines. Respiratory Therapists are right there with them. “I’m honored and humbled by it,” said Gacioch. “I think it’s a nice thing to be able to be on the front lines and to take our experience and knowledge and help these people out.” Justin Gacioch from Lourdes Hospital has been a Respiratory Therapist for 15 years and says he got into the field because he suffered from asthma as a child. He says he and his fellow RT’s at the hospital got straight to work when the pandemic hit.last_img read more

Oswego man charged with felony, including rape in Town of Cortlandville

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first_imgOfficials say the investigation revealed that Jackson had unwanted sexual contact with an adult female victim. The sheriff’s office says they received a sexual assault complaint at approximately 12:45 p.m. that occurred on Route 11 in the Town of Cortlandville. They say the incident transpired early in the morning on Saturday. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Christian Jackson was arrested and charged with rape in the 1st degree, a class B felony and forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor. TOWN OF CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says an Oswego man was charged with a felony after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on Saturday.center_img Additionally, they say Jackson was arrested without incident and he is awaiting arraignment. The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Arena Hospitality Group presented successful business results in 2018

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first_imgPhoto: arenahotels.com The Pula hotel group Arena Hospitality Group is known as one of the most dynamic in Central and Eastern Europe. The group has over 10.000 accommodation units at 26 locations in three countries with over 1.000 employees. However, although they are present on the German and Hungarian markets, hotels in Croatia generate the highest revenues. The group’s strategy in 2018 was to capitalize on the growth potential in Central and Eastern Europe through additional goals such as renewing existing capacities, capitalizing synergies with Germany, expanding through acquisitions and other business models, and continuously improving the guest experience. The group’s total revenue increased by 5,6 percent compared to 2017 with growth in all segments – hotels, resorts and campsites. The increase in revenue had a positive impact of HRK 41 million. In Croatia, total revenues in 2018 increased by 5 percent to HRK 503,8 million. Of that, accommodation revenue rose 5,8 percent and available room revenue (RevPAR) by 3,1 percent. Also, the average price of accommodation increased by 3,1 percent. But revenue growth has been mitigated by increased pressure on operating costs such as increased labor costs, booking fees, and waste management and cleaning services costs. In 2018, the Group raised a total of HRK 788 million through a public offering, of which it is investing an average of 3 times more than before, or approximately HRK 447 million. Of the investments, last year investments were made in Arena One 99 Glamping, and in the next three years investments are planned in Arena Kažela camp, Verudela Beach tourist resort, Art’otel berlin kudamm and Hotel Brioni and expansion into new markets. Hotel Brioni As key events, Arena Hospitality Group cites the transformation of the existing camp into a glamping destination, the transfer of stock trading from the regular market to the Zagreb Stock Exchange, the continuous growth of Park Plaza Nürnberg hotel which achieved EBITDA (profit before interest, taxes and depreciation) of 41,5 percent and investment in sports facilities in 2017 at the Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin Hotel. Arena Verudela Villas & Beachlast_img read more

BBC job cuts add to UK media gloom as virus fallout bites

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first_imgTopics : The cuts came on the same day the Guardian newspaper said it plans to axe 180 jobs.The left-leaning paper became the latest British publisher to announce redundancies as the pandemic drives readers online but slashes advertising revenues.In a staff memo it said the cuts would affect around 70 editorial roles, with the remainder in areas such as advertising, marketing and events. ‘Unsustainable’ Editor-in-chief Katharine Viner and Guardian Media Group chief executive Annette Thomas added revenues would be down by more than £25 million ($31.6 million, 27.6 million euros) this financial year, and the pandemic had created an “unsustainable financial outlook for the Guardian”.The move follows an announcement last week by Reach, which publishes national newspapers the Daily Mirror and Daily Express, and a string of local titles, to cut about 550 jobs.It also blamed the fallout from the coronavirus crisis, which had accelerated “structural change in the media sector”, with increases in digital revenue not making up the shortfalls from lost advertising income.Reach’s proposed reduction of 12 percent of its workforce was part of plans to make annual cost savings of £35 million, it added. The Guardian announced its cuts alongside financial results for the 2019-20 financial year, which cover the 12 months to the end of March — when Britain’s three-month virus lockdown was just a week old.They showed company revenues had fallen to £223.5 million. Income from readers through subscriptions and donations made up for a drop in advertising income.The paper, which switched to a new tabloid format in 2018 to help cut costs, has kept its online content free-to-read and, in contrast to many rivals, not adopted a paywall model.Viner and Thomas told staff they remained committed to the strategy.”Despite the pressures that coronavirus has placed on our business, our unique reader relationship model has proved successful, and the strategy of the past few years has been the right one,” they added. The BBC said on Wednesday it will go ahead with hundreds of newsroom staff cuts delayed during the coronavirus crisis, as UK media outlets reel from the pandemic’s economic fallout.The British broadcaster, which announced in January it planned to axe 450 newsroom jobs to meet changing audience needs and savings targets, said it now intended to implement 520 cuts.The redundancies, which were paused as the COVID-19 crisis hit Britain severely from March, will now be implemented “in stages”, it said. “If we don’t make changes, we won’t be sustainable,” Director of BBC News and Current Affairs Fran Unsworth, who heads the department’s workforce of around 6,000 people, said in a statement.”This crisis has led us to re-evaluate exactly how we operate as an organization,” she added, noting it was focused on delivering “fewer stories, more targeted and with more impact”.In separate streamlining moves previously unveiled, the BBC will also shed hundreds of jobs in its sprawling regional operations.It will axe 450 positions in England, as well as 150 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as the broadcaster tries to cut costs and shake up its local radio stations and TV news.last_img read more

Queensland finalists vie for top property gongs

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first_imgYarrabilba suburb profile. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Other Queensland finalists include Stockland’s Bells Reach, Newport by Frasers Property Australia, The Melbourne Residences by Aria Property Group, Unison by Mirvac, Yarrabilba by Lendlease, and AVID Property Group’s Tempo Living Stage 7 at Brentwood Forest. The Residences Yungaba HouseA MASTERPLANNED community in Townsville and a residential development within a historic Brisbane heritage building are among 22 Queensland finalists vying for a national property gong later this year.The finalists were announced on Monday, ahead of the 2018 Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in May.“Queensland’s property and construction industry consistently delivers high-quality, innovative development, and this is once again underscored by the calibre of our 22 national finalists,” the Property Council’s executive director in Queensland, Chris Mountford, said.One of the finalists is The Residences Yungaba House at Kangaroo Point – 10 exclusive homes redeveloped within one of Brisbane’s most outstanding heritage buildings. The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property GroupThe winners will be announced at the ICC Sydney Convention Centre on May 11.center_img Yungaba HouseThe redevelopment is in the running for the Best Heritage Development award, and will compete against six other national finalists including fellow Queensland contender, the Mater Hospital Whitty Building Refurbishment.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“It’s (Yungaba House) been an immigration centre, a refuge for destitute soldiers, construction worker accommodation, a design studio and a hospital,” Rider Levett Bucknall managing director David Stewart said.“By respecting and retaining the building’s history, the development team will preserve this important landmark for future generations.”The Residences (by Frasers Property) comprise three low-rise apartment buildings set against the heritage-listed gardens on the riverfront site below the Story Bridge at Kangaroo Point.Another award contender is The Village, a masterplanned community by Economic Development Queensland in Townsville.EDQ, which is a unit within the Queensland Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, anticipates The Village will be home to 3000 residents once completed.It is currently in the running for three awards, including one for housing affordability.House and land packages at The Village start from $285,000 – well below Townsville’s median house sales price of $340,000.last_img read more

Willian confirms Chelsea exit as Brazilian says ‘it’s time to move on’

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first_img Loading… Promoted Content18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth Manager Frank Lampard insisted he and the club has “done everything” to keep the forward at Stamford Bridge. But Willian’s departure comes as Arsenal push on to sign the playmaker on a free transfer. read also:Why Willian decided to leave Stamford Bridge It is understood the Gunners are ready to offer him a three-year deal, with £100k-a-week deal already agreed. Defender David Luiz last year made the switch across London in an £8million move. It came a year after Olivier Giroud traded red for blue. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Willian has confirmed his departure from Chelsea in an emotional open letter – with his transfer to Arsenal moving nearer. The Brazilian, 32, spent seven seasons at Stamford Bridge but was unable to agree a contract extension. He told fans: “The time has come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. “I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” The winger had been at loggerheads with the Chelsea hierarchy as his time as a blue came to an end. Willian made it clear he was only interested in a three-year deal, but was only offered two.Advertisementlast_img read more

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