Tracking seabirds to identify ecologically important and high risk marine areas in the western North Atlantic

first_imgProtection of the marine environment lags far behind that of terrestrial domains. To help ameliorate this circumstance, top predators are being tracked to identify important ocean habitats, biodiversity hotspots and high risk areas and to assess effects of anthropogenic developments, pollution and environmental perturbations. We used GPS, Global Location Sensors (GLSs) and satellite platform terminal transmitters (PTTs) to track foraging and migrating thick-billed and common murres and northern gannets along with vessel surveys to identify potential Marine Protected Areas, to assess risk and to evaluate the consequences of the recent Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Multi-year persistent sites of forage fishes generated multi-species predator aggregations. Species- and colony-specific winter inshore and offshore distributions of murres are associated with risks of climate change (ice), by-catch in fishing gear, hunting and oil extraction. Some thick-billed murres wintered in oceanic areas beyond the continental slope, and an area of high biological diversity was identified west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that, owing to its location beyond national jurisdictions, presents unique challenges for protection. Migration research indicated a substantial proportion of the North American gannet population wintering in the Gulf of Mexico near the Deepwater Horizon pollution area. Northern gannets incurred the highest incidence of oiling/recoveries and were the third-most oiled avian species; distributions and exit dates suggest that sub-adult birds suffered much, likely most, of this mortality. Environmental risk is being assessed by tracking combined with stable isotope and blood assays to probe trophic interactions, habitat relationships and to identify and protect biologically significant marine areas.last_img

Snow College Volleyball Team Climbs To No. 2 In NJCAA National Rankings

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-By virtue of Snow College volleyball’s 4-0 start to the season, the Badgers have risen to the No. 2 ranking in the country per the NJCAA polls released Monday.This past weekend at Odessa, Texas, the Badgers bested No. 1 Navarro and No. 5 Odessa by respective 3-1 margins.The Badgers return to the road again Friday and Saturday at Sterling, Colo. at the Northeastern JC Tournament.Snow will face No. 7 Iowa Western and No. 3 Seward County (Neb.) on Friday. Saturday, the Badgers will be the guests of No. 14 Northeastern JC and face No. 12 USU-Eastern Utah at the tournament as well.Additionally, Snow sophomore Camden Strain has been named the Region XVIII (18) Player of the Week.The 6-1 native of Thornton, Colo. posted 48 kills over 12 sets, averaging 4 kills per set. Strain hit .379 for the weekend and amassed a season-best 17 kills in the win over Odessa as well as 12 digs in that match. Tags: Snow College Volleyball January 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow College Volleyball Team Climbs To No. 2 In NJCAA National Rankings Written by Brad Jameslast_img

Couple ejected from rented property after having baby

first_imgA couple renting in Oxford have gone public over a case involving a threatened ‘no fault’ Section 21 eviction from their rented home that highlights the ongoing problems with the legislation.Catherine and Alex Phipps were told to move out of their property just nine days after the birth of their first child by a landlady who had ‘freaked out’ about their new arrival.“It is affecting vulnerable people and going unnoticed. Having a baby is a normal family event and we feel like we have been penalised for this,” Mr Phipps told the local paper.The case is particularly troubling because the couple claim their AST contract included a clause enabling two children under the age of 18 to live in the property.Letting agentThe saga began in August last year when their letting agent visited the property for a routine inspection and saw that Mrs Phipps was 37 weeks pregnant.After being told about the impending new arrival at the property by her letting agent Andrews, the landlady immediately told the couple they had to either move out immediately before the end of their fixed tenancy or face a Section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction later on.The landlady told the letting agent she had endured a ‘bad experience’ with a previous tenant who had brought a new baby into the property, and that after they moved out the house had cost ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ to refurbish.Following the birth the Phipps decided to move out rather than face a formal eviction despite 31-year-old Mrs Phipps suffering from health problems following the birth.“It’s disappointing that there isn’t better regulation of the rental market around these issues,” said Mr Phipps.The story had a happy ending of sorts. Andrews helped the couple find another property to rent in Oxford, which the couple says is more ‘baby friendly’. Oxford no fault evictions Andrews January 29, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Couple ejected from rented property after having baby previous nextRegulation & LawCouple ejected from rented property after having babyTroubling case is exposed in Oxford that highlights why the UK’s eviction laws can be used unfairly by landlords.Nigel Lewis29th January 201902,076 Viewslast_img

Diversity Initiatives and Outreach Counselor, Counseling Center

first_imgThe Diversity Initiatives and Outreach Counselor providescounseling to students, and consultation to faculty, staff, and thecommunity through individual, couple, family, group, and crisiscounseling/interventions for the benefit of the campus community.The Counselor assesses individuals at risk to self-harm, harm toothers, decompensation, and risk to the campus community. TheCounselor collaborates with Counseling Center staff, providesconsultation to faculty/staff outside the department, and conductsoutreach and mental health education to the campus community. Theposition provides outreach to underserved student populations. TheCounselor may provide mediation services for students when deemednecessary. The position must maintain appropriate licensures,certifications, and continuing education to maintain a knowledgebase of best practices in the field. The Counselor may providesupervision to student interns as designated by the Centerdirector. If this position provides supervision to post-master’sdegree clinicians, the individual must be in compliance with thesupervision licensure laws designated by the state of Tennessee.Duties include:Clinical CareProvides evidence-based individual, couples, and group therapy forstudents from a multicultural perspective; attends to clinicalemergencies as needed; supervises prelicensed mental healthprofessionals as applicable; provides consultations to campusstakeholders (such as faculty, staff, administration, and parents);coordinates student care with appropriate campus and communitypartners; documents clinical encounters in an electronic healthrecord system; upholds pertinent FERPA and HIPAA standards; andparticipates in staff meetings and relevant campuscommittees.Campus and Community Outreach and ProgrammingCoordinates the Counseling Center’s outreach and preventionefforts; develops and evaluates innovative approaches to addresssystematic issues that negatively impact mental health outcomes formarginalized communities; cultivates partnerships with campus andcommunity groups serving underserved populations; advocates forsystematic change to remove barriers to care for all students; andprovides training for Counseling Center staff and campus partnerson diversity issues as they relate to mental health.The ideal candidate will possess the following: This position is a Flex-Year Appointment with workschedule of greater than 9 months, but less than 12 monthsannually.Review of applications will begin February 22, 2021and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis date will receive priority consideration.Qualifications : Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work,Psychology, or related discipline; experience working with diversepopulations; and experience with outreach programming and publicspeaking.Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Counseling, SocialWork, Psychology, or related discipline; clinical experience inhigher education; experience providing clinical services in morethan one language; greater than 2 years of experience working withdiverse populations; eligibility for independent TN licensure in amental health field within one year of hire; and specialized skillsworking with marginalized groups.The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualifiedapplicants will receive equal consideration for employment and willnot be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexualorientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,or protected veteran status.center_img Skills to provide evidence-based individual, group, and couplescounselingKnowledge of systematic issues that impact mental healthoutcomes for marginalized groupsKnowledge of best practices and trends in multiculturaltherapyAbility to develop, implement, and evaluate culturallyappropriate programming and training opportunitiesAbility to coordinate with campus and community partners onmental health and diversity initiativeslast_img

Code Blue Alert in Extreme Cold

first_imgA Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population. The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advises that all Cape May County municipalities will be under a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature drops to 25 degrees with clear skies or 32 degrees with precipitation.A Code Blue emergency is intended to protect homeless people living outside, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings and who are at risk for cold-related exposure and possible death.People seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling 2-1-1.last_img

University of Notre Dame to gradually reopen in-person classes next Wednesday

first_img University of Notre Dame students will gradually return to in-person classes beginning Wednesday, September 2.University President Rev. John Jenkins made the announcement Friday, stating that after a two-week break, in-person undergraduate classes will resume in stages next week.In-person instruction was suspended and several gathering restrictions were instituted on August 18 after a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.Since then, the number of new cases has decreased substantially.Students, faculty and staff can expect more information soon on the gradual resumption of in-person classes and staged re-opening of campus spaces.Once classes resume, many guidelines will still be in place, including asking all members of the campus community to commit to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, washing hands, completing the daily health check, reporting for surveillance testing if called and limiting social gatherings to 10 or fewer people while observing health guidelines.You can read the full release in detail by clicking here.  WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Twitter Google+ University of Notre Dame to gradually reopen in-person classes next Wednesday By Brooklyne Beatty – August 28, 2020 1 465 Facebookcenter_img TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19in-person classesIndianaresumeSouth BendUniversity of Notre Dame Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePet adoption rates spike amid pandemicNext articleNotre Dame distances University from Lou Holtz’s comments at RNC Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest Google+ Twitterlast_img

A 1,700-Year-Old Mouth Harp Found By Russian Scientists Still Works

first_imgRecently, archaeologists found a mouth harp in Cheremshanka, south-central Russia, approximating that the ancient instrument is approximately 1,700 years old. However, much to the surprise to the scientists who found the mouth harp, the instrument was still in working order and could still be played over a century later.The working instrument was one of five antique mouth harps found in the region. As explained in a National Geographic article,The instruments were likely made by craftsmen from the splintered ribs of cows or horses, and they are thought to date back 1,700 years to the period when the Huns and their descendants controlled much of central Asia. The tribes who populated the region at the time were nomadic, spreading across central Asia through modern-day Mongolia, Kazakhstan, northeast China, and southern Russia. The mouth harp that [was] played is about 4.3 inches long and 3.3 inches wide. As noted by Andrey Borodovsky, a professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography who used the instrument, when played, the mouth harp sounds like flageolet, a flute-like instrument that was popular during the Renaissance.  [H/T National Geographic]last_img

Bustle In Your Hedgerow Returns With Star-Studded Brooklyn Bowl Show [Photo/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images The mainly-dormant Joe Russos’ Almost Dead precursor, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, reunited for a special performance last night at the Brooklyn Bowl. The “Bustle” band consists of Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Scott Metzger – four out of five JRAD members minus Tom Hamilton. While JRAD focuses on the music of the Grateful Dead, Bustle In Your Hedgerow is, predictably, all Led Zeppelin.With drummer extraordinaire Joe Russo anchoring the ship, Bustle In Your Hedgerow opened set one with “The Song Remains The Same”, before working through quick and concise renditions of Zeppelin favorites “Custard Pie”, “For Your Life”, and “Down By The Seaside”. Up next was “Heartbreaker, with Scott Metzger stealing the show on guitar, offering up some fiery hot solos. With the intensity of the band and crowd heating up, Bustle In Your Hedgerow worked through “Out On The Tiles”, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, “Wearing And Tearing”, and “Thank You”, before closing the first set with “We’re Gonna Groove”, off of Zeppelin’s 1982 rarity compilation, Coda.Bustle In Your Hedgerow – Brooklyn Bowl Soundcheck – 10/6/2018[Video: Jay Moskowitz]Bustle In Your Hedgerow – “Wearing And Tearing” – 10/6/2018[Video: LazyLightning55a]Following a brief set break, Bustle In Your Hedgerow returned and opened set two with “The Wanton Song”, the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant-penned aggressive rocker. The remainder of the second set was a greatest hits extravaganza, as Joe Russo and company worked through “Dazed And Confused”, “Ramble On”, “Kashmir”, “What Is And What Never Should Be”, and “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, before bringing the second set to a close with Zeppelin’s centerpiece hit, “No Quarter”. The Brooklyn Bowl got showered with a Zepplin fan’s dream setlist, as the four rockstars reemerged to encore “The Ocean”, leaving the jam-packed venue begging for more.Bustle In Your Hedgerow – “The Wanton Song” – 10/6/2018[Video: LazyLightning55a]Setlist: Bustle In Your Hedgerow | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/6/2018Set One: The Song Remains The Same, Custard Pie, For Your Life, Down By The Seaside, Heartbreaker, Out On The Tiles, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Wearing And Tearing, Thank You, We’re Gonna GrooveSet Two: The Wanton Song, Dazed And Confused, Ramble On, Kashmir, What Is And What Never Should Be, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No QuarterEncore: The OceanBustle In Your Hedgerow | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/6/2018 | Photo: Andrew Scott Blacksteinlast_img

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Ride “Bobby McGee” All The Way To New Orleans [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgLast night, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros made their way to the newly opened The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans for a Sunday performance in the Crescent City.The trio—comprised of Bob Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane—delivered two sets bookended by Grateful Dead favorites for their New Orleans crowd. First, the Wolf Bros used “The Music Never Stopped” as the bread in their first set sandwich. After opening with the Bob Weir/John Perry Barlow classic, the band worked through “Lay My Lily Down”, “Peggy-O”, Johnny Cash‘s “Big River”, RatDog favorites “Even So” and “October Queen”, and “Easy Answers” before making their way back to “The Music Never Stopped” for a set-closing reprise.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “The Music Never Stopped” [Pro-Shot][Video: nugsnet]Related: The Grateful Dead Were “Busted Down On Bourbon Street,” On This Day In 1970The band opened their second set with Kris Kristofferson‘s “Me and Bobby McGee”, which earned some appreciative cheers and applause from the local crowd with its “rode us all the way to New Orleans” line. From there, the Wolf Bros moved into “Playing In The Band”. The rest of the set flowed from there as the band embarked on a “Supplication” jam followed by “He’s Gone”, Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Smokestack Lightning”, The Beatles‘ “Tomorrow Never Knows”, “Passenger”, and “Stella Blue” before once again calling back to earlier in the set set with a “Playing In The Band” reprise. Finally, Weir, Was, and Lane returned to the stage for a sing-along “Touch of Grey” encore.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Me and Bobby McGee” [Kris Kristofferson cover], “Playing In The Band” [Partial, Pro-Shot][Video: nugsnet]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour continues on Tuesday, March 26th at The Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, FL. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans | New Orleans, LA | 3/24/19Set One: The Music Never Stopped > Lay My Lily Down, Peggy-O, Big River, Even So > October Queen, Easy Answers > The Music Never Stopped (Reprise)Set Two: Me and Bobby McGee, Playing In The Band > Supplication Jam > He’s Gone > Smokestack Lightning > Tomorrow Never Knows > Passenger > Stella Blue > Playing In The Band (Reprise)Encore: Touch of Greylast_img

‘Breeches, Bibles and Beauty Parlors’ — exhibition showcases Harvard student life through the ages

first_imgIn 1915, when he was a senior, Harvard College student Richard Edward Connell wrote a libelous article in the Crimson about a piece in Boston American, a Hearst publication, resulting in a lawsuit. Yet the debacle brought the young writer to the attention of William Randolph Hearst, and eventually helped Connell get a job with another publication. This story, among many others, was uncovered as Christine Hubbard, graduate student intern, processed materials in the Harvard University Archives.Hubbard and fellow interns Olivia Mandica-Hart and Eve Neiger uncovered a wealth of information about Harvard student life while working in the Archives this summer. The three collaborated on an exhibition, “Breeches, Bibles and Beauty Parlors,” that showcases photographs, letters, and ephemera highlighting Harvard life during different historical periods.“Revisiting materials I had processed to select highlights for an exhibit was an enjoyable culmination to my internship,” said Hubbard. “It was a wonderful way to share a sampling of the interesting items documenting student life at Harvard in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.”Hubbard and Mandica-Hart worked with Juliana Kuipers, special materials cataloger and processing archivist, and Neiger with Jennifer Pelose, processing archivist, and Robert Burton, cataloger for photographs.“[Our interns] discovered so much content throughout the course of the summer that we wanted to put it on display for others—library staff and the public—to see,” Kuipers said. “We asked each to choose the materials she thought were the most interesting.” Read Full Storylast_img