Cephalopod prey of the black-browed albatrossDiomedea melanophrys at South Georgia

first_imgRegurgitations were collected from 41 black-browed albatross adults feeding chicks at Bird Island (54°S 38°W), South Georgia in February 1986. The samples were sorted into recognisable food categories and weighed. Cephalopods were identified by means of the lower beak, or in some cases the gladius, and allometric equations were used to calculate mantle length and wet body weight represented by beaks. The samples contained 35.5%Euphausia superba, 30.9% cephalopods and 27.1% fish, by weight. A total of 21 samples contained recognisable cephalopod remains and 20 contained specimens that could be identified. In all, 50 cephalopod specimens, representing an estimated 6,866 g wet weight, were identified. The diet was dominated in terms of numbers, weight and percent occurrence by the ommastrephid squidMartialia hyadesi, and in most cases the entire squid was present with only partial digestion of the skin and arm armature. The cranchiid squidGaliteuthis glacialis was the only other cephalopod of numerical importance but no soft parts were present suggesting that, although significant in the diet of the adults, this species was not being fed to chicks. One specimen each ofGonatus antarcticus, Chiroteuthis sp.,Histioteuthis sp. B. and the octopodidPareledone polymorpha were also present. The cephalopod composition of the diet corresponded closely with a collection made 10 years earlier. The commonest species in the bird’s diet,M. hyadesi, has not been found in net and jig samples at South Georgia although it has been taken from the Antarctic Polar Frontal Zone to the west of the Island. The presence of almost complete, undigested, specimens ofM. hyadesi in the bird’s diet indicates that it occurs relatively close to South Georgia.M. hyadesi preys largely on myctophid fishes, which themselves prey on small zooplankters, so a significant component of the black-browed albatross diet depends on a food chain which largely by-passesE. superba.last_img read more

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Gulf-based Royal Navy ships join Omani exercise Khunjar Hadd

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Gulf-based Royal Navy ships join Omani exercise Khunjar Hadd View post tag: Oman View post tag: HMS Bangor Gulf-based Royal Navy ships join Omani exercise Khunjar Hadd March 6, 2018 Three of Britain’s five ships permanently based in the Gulf joined the Americans and French as guests of the sultanate for the 23rd iteration of Khunjar Hadd (‘Sharp Dagger’).Minehunters draw their daggers in Omani exercise which tests the ability of the Omani Navy to work with warships from other navies which regularly operate in the region.The RN and US Navy maintain a constant presence in Bahrain to keep the region’s sea lanes open, deter terrorism, clamp down on piracy and foster close relations with the nations and navies of the Gulf region.Cardigan Bay acts as a mother ship to all four Royal Navy minehunters in the Middle East.Two of them – HMS Bangor and Ledbury – joined her for Khunjar Hadd, comprising one-quarter of the international force mustered off the Omani coast.The hosts threw their patrol ships Al Dhafirah, Al Muazzar and Al Bat’nah into the mix, alongside the French destroyer, two US Coast Guard patrol boats and two fast coastal protection ships for the four-day workout.The exercise centered on a fictional scenario, taking place in the Gulf of Oman, in particular, the waters off the capital of Muscat which had been ‘mined’ and needed to be rendered safe to allow shipping to get in and out.Participants also faced threats in the air, threats on the sea, joint maneuvers, helping vessels in distress, communications between navies who speak four different languages.“I would say the biggest take away is learning the capabilities of our coalition forces,” Information Systems Technician 1st Class Lavashti Washington, communications officer on board fast patrol ship USS Hurricane, said.The exercise culminated with a simulated air attack on the entire naval force. The Chevalier Paul, as the task group’s air defense ship, protected the vessels.“It is always fantastic to visit Oman, and even more of a thrill to have had the opportunity to exercise with our close partners, the Royal Navy of Oman,” Lt Cdr David Armstrong, chief-of-staff of the RN mine warfare force in the Gulf, commented.“With the threat neutralized and the minehunter force having provided safe passage in and out of port, the exercise concluded having proven the ease with which the different nations can operate together,” he added. Vessels View post tag: Ledburylast_img read more

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UNOFFICIAL CITY OF EVANSVILLE PRIMARY ELECTION TOTALS

first_img UNOFFICIAL CITY OF EVANSVILLE PRIMARY ELECTION TOTALS REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTALBALLOTS CAST – TOTAL BALLOTS CAST – REPUBLICAN BALLOTS CAST – DEMOCRATICVOTER TURNOUT – TOTAL . . . . . 79,538. . . . . . 4,993. . . . . . 2,223  (44.52% of Total Vote). . . . . . 2,770  (55.48% of Total Vote). . . . . . 6.28 % 2019 PRIMARY ELECTION SUMMARYFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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Donald Trump Is Enjoying A Customary Post-Convention Polling Bounce

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – As we anticipated, Donald Trump is enjoying a customary post-convention polling bounce. So far, the boost appears to be modest but clear. Despite a messy RNC in Cleveland, the GOP ticket has surged across multiple polls in advance of the DNC here in Philly. Democrats, meanwhile, will gavel in their quadrennial confab in a state of chaos and disunity. The soon-to-be-ex party chairwoman was booed off the stage by her own state delegation, and Bernie Sanders delegates are openly discussing mounting a floor challenge against Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s Vice Presidential pick. Will Trump’s gains create a deeper schism within the Democratic ranks (see? we never should have nominated this flawed woman!), or will the prospect of a Trump presidency pull the center-Left together (differences aside, he must be stopped)? We shall see. Either way, memo to the party that rigged the system to coronate one of the least liked and least trusted politicians of our time — Donald J. Trump has now seized a very slight national lead:Morning Consult also has Trump +4. It’s worth noting that the USC tracking poll, like Rasmussen, has been uncommonly kind to Trump. On the other hand, Reuters’ tracker has been especially unkind to him, and their latest (mid-RNC) numbers had him within low single digits — a major shift away from her. An additional data point to highlight is how in the CNN survey, Trump’s margin of advantage grows when Libertarian Gary Johnson is included; in CBS News’ findings, Johnson pulls equally from both major parties. The notion that Johnson acts as a disproportionately anti-GOP spoiler has been undermined by the polling over several months:The CBS battleground poll of 11 swing states was virtually unchanged from prior to Trump’s nominating convention. Hillary Clinton’s position remained exactly static, as the billionaire gained two points to take a razor-thin lead, well within the margin of error. It’s now 42/41 for The Donald:And here’s elections guru Nate Silver announcing that his unweighted electoral model has shifted dramatically to give Trump the edge:It’s virtually inevitable that the Clinton/Kaine ticket will garner a convention bump of its own, reshuffling the numbers by next week. But as of July 25, 2016, literally the most disliked presidential nominee in the history of American political polling is beating Hillary Rodham Clinton. Over to you, Associated Press:Hillary Clinton has a problem. Too many voters say they’re supporting her for a reason you’d never want printed on a campaign T-shirt: “I’m voting for the lesser of two evils.” It’s far from inspiring…Democrats and independent voters in the Philadelphia suburbs — a crucial area in a competitive state — expressed mixed feelings about Clinton in the days leading up to this week’s Democratic National Convention in their hometown. Like Trump, Clinton has her faithful followers. And like Trump, negative views of Clinton run deep, even among some supporters. Half of Clinton’s own backers say they consider her only slightly or not at all honest, and more than one-third say she’s only slightly or not at all likable, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted this month. “I’m not excited,” said Matthew Mousley, 36, of Springfield, who nevertheless plans to support Clinton. “I guess, it’s just, I feel like there should be better options.” It’s a worry for Clinton’s top aides, who see maximizing Democratic turnout as a main campaign challenge.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Essential Online: JCTC ‘Conversations: Voices From Around The World’ Continues What…

first_imgParticipants were selected for how well their performance explored the theme: Essential – What is truly necessary? What is essential to you, to your community and to our society?“Art truly unites us as human beings,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director of Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) and host of JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World. “We are all living through a dark and difficult time, but with JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World, we can see how at least we’re not going through this alone.”A highlight of Essential will be Alexander Aladyshev, an actor with the acclaimed Russian Theatre Federation since 2010, as well as a professional pop music performer. As a leading actor, Aladyshev has performed Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, and “Heart of Dog” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Other Essential performers are: Sidra Bell /Dance / USA ; Mareike Jung / Physical Theatre / Germany;  Alla A. Borzova / Music /Belarus ; Jinah Parker / Dance / USA;  Alexander Aladyshev / Theatre / Russia; Ibn Sharif Shakoor / multimedia/ USA; and Alexander Dmitriev / Music / Belarus.The detailsApril 24/2:00 pmEpisode 3 – EssentialWhat is truly necessary? What is essential to you, to your community and to our society?May 1/2:00 pmEpisode 3 – CourageWhere is the source of your ability to overcome fear? What is your courage?Anyone interested in performing can submit a proposal to [email protected] to Watch – the easiest way is to visit the JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Event Page on Facebook and follow the instructions. The program uses Zoom Meeting technology.Or visit: www.JCTCenter.org For Episode 2— Essential –click hereMeeting ID: 497 328 6111Password: 924548 ×Quirky, Engaging & Eclectic, JCTC ‘Conversations: Voices From Around The World’ features a wide range of artists for a global dialogue about topics relevant to both local and global communities Quirky, Engaging & Eclectic, JCTC ‘Conversations: Voices From Around The World’ features a wide range of artists for a global dialogue about topics relevant to both local and global communitiescenter_img JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World is the weekly online series linking artists from Jersey City together with artists from around the world in an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion.Participating artists range from poets & spoken-word artists to actors, dancers & musicians – all performing live from their homes – and home studios – followed by conversations with moderators, artists and of course the live, virtual audiences.last_img read more

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Loretta T. Montgomery (née Lavery)

first_imgLoretta T. Montgomery (née Lavery) of Palermo, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Autumn Lake Healthcare Center, with her husband and love of her life, William J. Montgomery, by her side.Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, to Thomas and MaryEllen Lavery, she is predeceased by her parents; sisters Dorothy, Agnes, Mary, and Joan; and her brother Gerard. She is survived by her loving sister Rita Lederer. She was a graduate of the John W. Hallahan Catholic High School for Girls, where she was a Blue Ribbon Girl and the treasurer of her class. She was trained as a registered nurse at the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, and also attended Villanova University. Before becoming a registered nurse, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Philadelphia School Board. After nursing school, she worked as a registered nurse for Misericordia Hospital, the Philadelphia School District, St. Joseph’s Manor in Huntingdon Valley, and Holy Redeemer VNA in Swainton, NJ, before her retirement.Mrs. Montgomery and her husband Bill raised eight children in Northeast Philadelphia and spent many wonderful summers in Sea Isle City, NJ with their family. Her simple pleasures in life were the seashore, crossword puzzles, and marshmallows. Loretta and Bill had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary together on April 11, 2018. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and she valued and loved her family above all else.Surviving are her loving husband, William J. Montgomery; eight children: William (Francine), Thomas (Kathleen), Marybeth (Dr. James) Walsh, Loretta Anne (Joseph) Corcoran, Joseph (Amy), Gerard (Elizabeth), Richard (Jacki), Robert (Jacqui); twenty grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many loving nieces and nephews. Our “Deedee” will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew her.A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12 o’clock noon from Church of the Resurrection of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ where friends may call from 10 o’clock until time of Mass.Burial will be in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ. Memorial contributions are suggested to either St. John Neumann Shrine, 1019 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 or St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.Condolences may be left at www.godfreyfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Suspect in Minix stabbing death identified, arrested

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Suspect in Minix stabbing death identified, arrested Twitter By Jon Zimney – September 17, 2020 0 566 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleUPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled, child found safeNext articleCrews respond to gas leak near Costco Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A 53-year-old man has been charged in connection with the stabbing death of a woman whose body was found in the 900 block of E. Fairview in South Bend this past weekend.Richard Lee Alexander is charged with Murder and Invasion of Privacy.He was arrested on Monday on an outstanding warrant and remains in the custody of the St. Joseph County Jail.Police were called to the area early Sunday morning, Sep. 13, after receiving a call about a woman needing help. Once on scene, they found Catherine Minix’s body between two homes. She was pronounced dead at the scene.Anderson’s initial hearing and arraignment are scheduled for Friday, Sep. 18.The sentencing range for Murder is 45 to 65 years. The sentencing range for a Class AMisdemeanor is up to 1 year.Information from the Probable Cause Affidavit:On September 13, 2020 at about 5: 19 a.m. South Bend dispatch received a call for a welfare check at Fairview. In searching the area, a female was found down in the lawn alongside the house with apparent trauma and was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Catherine Minix, the resident at Victoria, South Bend. The victim’s home is North across the alley and just East of the yard where she was located. Surveillance footage was recovered from a neighbor’s home to the South and a larger and smaller figure could be seen leaving the back of the Minix home and walking into the alley at about 2:24 AM.A blood trail began behind Minix’s next-door neighbor’s garage in the alley and led to where her body was located. An autopsy has determined that Minix died of a stab wound.The 9-l-l caller was identified as Mr. S.W., a friend of Richard Alexander who was staying at the home of Alexander’s sister. S.W. stated that Alexander came to the house very early on the 13th and stated that S.W. should call 911 and send them to Fairview because he was concerned about his girl. Alexander waited while S.W. made the call, then left. Alexander’s sister confirmedthat she let Alexander into the house very early that morning and that he went and talked to S.W. while she went back to bed.Richard Alexander has a history of domestic violence with Ms. Minix, and current No Contact Order is in place due to prior convictions of Invasion of Privacy and Domestic Battery against Ms. Minix in May of 2019. Relative to the surveillance video, Alexander is significantly taller than Minix, andthe pair is consistent with the figures on the video.L.W. is the ex-wife of Alexander. She has spoken to Alexander several times since the death of Minix, in person and on the telephone. One of the conversations was face to face on the afternoon of the 13th when Alexander told L.W. that he was going to prison. L.W. asked Alexander why he was going to prison, and Alexander replied, “Because killed the bitch.” L.W. understood Alexander was referring to Ms. Minix.A search warrant was obtained for Alexander’s DNA. Alexander was brought to Metro Homicide for execution of that warrant. When Alexander was advised about the warrant he spontaneously objected to the warrant and said, “I wasn’t even there!” Surveillance video was subsequently obtained from the home of Catherine Minix. The evening before Minix’s death, Richard Alexander can be clearly seen coming to the house and Alexander and Minix can be heard conversing inside over a period of hours. Facebook Google+ Google+last_img read more

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Home delivery helps swell Birds Bakery Easter sales

first_imgSource: Birds BakeryBirds Bakery sold 182,000 Easter-themed bakery items in the run up to the holiday. As many as 122,000 hot cross buns were sold during March and April, with 40,000 selling over the weekend, the East Midlands-based business said.Altogether 36,000 Easter cupcakes,14,000 gingerbread rabbits and 10,000 chocolate lollies were distributed from the bakery’s 62 shops.Demand for its home delivery service also spiked with Thursday and Friday slots selling out and Saturday orders doubling, it said.Mike Holling, sales and marketing director at Birds Bakery, said the resurrection of the rule of six meant people were in search of treats and snacks for their first outdoor family buffet of the year.“Despite the challenges of lockdown and restrictions still in place for people looking to meet up, our home delivery service performed above our expectations,” he added.“We extended our product lines this year and with the lovely bank holiday weather, more people were able to celebrate and share a hot cross bun in the garden.”On the back of the success of the bakery’s home delivery packs, Birds has now introduced a “make your own” sausage cob, which comes complete with sausages, stuffing, apple sauce and traditional bread rolls.“We expect to see high a demand for our new packs as we approach the warmer months,” Holling added.Last month the bakery revealed it had raised £53,000 for a selection of charities in 2020 including £17,900 for WellChild, a national charity for sick children, £14,900 for SSAFA, an armed forces charity and £10,000 for The Children’s Trust.last_img read more

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Soulive Brings GRiZ, Son Little, And The Shady Horns To Wednesday Bowlive [Photos]

first_imgSoulive | GRiZ, Son Little, Shady Horns | 6/14/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Soulive is officially back and five shows into their eight-night run at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. After a year and a half off from the traditional Bowlive residency, both the band and their fans have been primed and ready for each night of the run, gearing up for the final stretch and the coming madness to ensue as Bowlive comes to a close this week. With a different slate of guests each night, every show presents a new atmosphere for the sensational trio that is Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans to do what they do best. One of the most anticipated lineups of Soulive’s run was Wednesday night, which saw Grant Kwiecinski (GRiZ), Son Little, and The Shady Horns grace the Brooklyn Bowl with their presence in addition to these masters. Special guest vocalist Ida Hawk also joined the fun for last night’s insane performance. You can check out some highlights from Instagram as well as check out a full gallery of photos from last night below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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