Net sampling within the vicinity of the Crozet archipelago, in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean, was conducted during late spring/summer (November 2004-January 2005) to describe the composition, distribution and grazing impact of mesozooplankton, and to investigate their relationships with the prevailing oceanographic regime in the area. The mesozooplankton community was intimately linked with the large-scale physical circulation in the region. To the west and north of the Islands, the sub-Antarctic Front (SAF) presented a strong biogeographic boundary between subtropical and sub-Antarctic species. South and east of the SAF, the mesozooplankton community was dominated by Polar Frontal Zone (PFZ) copepod species. Cluster analysis of mesozooplankton abundance data identified two main communities in the PFZ, termed here Island and Oceanic. Island stations, representing the proposed iron-fertilised productive region north of the archipelago, contained an abundance (mean of 2269 ind m(-3)) of the neritic copepod Drepanopus pectinatus, whose presence indicated that the water had interacted with the Crozet Island shelf at some point. D. pectinatus was present in samples north of Crozet up to the SAF, confirming that water passing the Crozet Islands could be transported, throughout the region to the north. The Oceanic stations, south of the Islands and within the SAF, contained similar mesozooplankton abundances and biovolume to the Island stations suggesting little enhanced impact of the iron-fertilised phytoplankton bloom through the mesozooplankton food web. Copepod community grazing pressure, in both Island and Oceanic stations, during November and December was small ( < 7% of chlorophyll-a standing stock per day, < 35% primary production per day). By January, a phytoplankton bloom had developed at some of the Island stations (up to similar to 3000 mg C m(-2) d(-1)) and grazing pressure was < 1% of chlorophyll-a standing stock per day. At the oceanic stations, primary productivity had reduced from similar to 460 to similar to 200 mg C m(-2) d(-1), typical values for high-nutrient low-chlorophyll (HNLC) waters, and the copepod community grazing pressure had increased to similar to 90% of daily primary productivity. This suggests that a combination of grazing and micronutrient availability controls phytoplankton biomass in HNLC waters to the south of Crozet, while grazing had little impact on the "iron- fertilised" bloom north of the Crozet Islands. The intense seasonal phytoplankton bloom around Crozet may therefore be exported to the sea floor rather than fuelling the higher trophic levels. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Tags: Ellie Hair/Hole-in-one/Richfield Wildcats March 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Ellie Hair’s hole-in-one leads Richfield to dominant tournament win in Moab FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOAB, Utah-Ellie Hair hit a hole-in-one and the Richfield Wildcats dominated a Region 12 tournament in Moab Monday. The Wildcats shot a 337 to win by 86 strokes over second place Emery’s 423. Carbon came in third with a 427, followed by the host Grand, then South Sevier came in fifth with San Juan rounding out the field.Individually Ellie Hair of Richfield won by 10 strokes shooting a 74, including the hole-in-one. Her teammates finished second and third with Natasha Oldroyd shooting an 84 and Piper Harris shooting an 86. Carbon’s Jordan Bianco finished fourth with a 91 and Richfield’s Gwen Stubbs rounded out the top five with a 93. Robert Lovell Written by
Ocean City Beach Patrol will provide lifeguards on select beaches starting on Saturday, May 24, 2014.The Department of Fire & Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches for the 2014 Memorial Day Weekend.Beaches are guarded from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays.Beginning Saturday May 24, through Friday May 30, 2014 the following beaches will be guarded:Stenton PlaceSt. Charles PlaceBrighton Place8th Street9th Street10th Street11th Street12th Street26th Street58th Street The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches. If you have any questions please call (609) 525-9201 or (609) 525-9200. For information on guarded beaches Radio 1620 AM or The Ocean City Government Access Channel 97.
While many bands have their own unique beers, moe. has taken their alcohol branding to the next level with a unique barrel of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. In a partnership with with The Wine Rack in New Jersey, the band sampled from three barrels of Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select and picked their favorite.Now, The Wine Rack will be selling limited edition moe. bottles from this barrel only, and each bottle features a medallion with the moe. logo, as well as rick number, barrel number and the bottling date. Check it out here!moe. kicks off their summer tour with three nights in Portland, ME, beginning tomorrow night, June 16th. You can read our in-depth interview with drummer Vinnie Amico, conducted by moe.down Mayor Rex Thomson, to get a sense of what to expect![Photo by Paul Citone]
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 Related Shows View Comments The Humans, the latest play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam, will play off-Broadway as part of Roundabout Theatre Company’s New Play Initiative. Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct. Performances will begin in the fall of 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre. Further information, including dates, casting and a creative team, will be announced at a later date.The play explores the hilarity, heart and horrors of the modern American family. After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s new apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. The play is set to premiere at Chicago’s American Theater Company this November.The Humans marks Karam’s second Roundabout commission, following Sons of the Prophet in 2011. In 2007, the theater company launched the Roundabout Underground program, with his play Speech & Debate as the inaugural production. His additional works include columbinus alongside PJ Paparelli and the libretto for the chamber opera Dark Sisters, on which he collaborated with composer Nico Muhly. The Humans
The Salaam Boutique has been recognized as a 2009 Editors Choice in Yankee Magazine s Travel Guide to New England, as Vermont s Favorite Women s Clothing Store. The Editors Choice recommendation designates Yankee editors and writers favorite restaurants, lodgings, attractions, and bargains across New England. Yankee s editors and our trusted legion of travel writers select our Editors Choice winners, says Yankee editor Mel Allen. From their own experiences and tips from our readers, they research and find the most deserving establishments in New England. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations.The Salaam Boutique, a local favorite of fashionistas, has a the best collection of Salaam dresses & separates – known for their fabulous European print fabrics and comfy yet sexy styles- and a wide range of other famous designer clothing. Dresses by Betsey Johnson, Lucky, tops from Michael Starrs, Rebecca Beeson, and Splendid premium denim jeans by Citizens, Seven, AG, Paige, True Religion, and Lucky. There is sexy lingerie: Cosabella, Only Hearts, Eberjay, and Hanky Panky, and amazing jewelry and accessories, from local designers, too!And always a great sale rack!For 33 years, Yankee Magazine s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference. Yankee Magazine s 2009 Travel Guide offers 270 reasons to see New England, including 254 Best of New England Editors Choice selections where visitors can find the best foods and refreshments, lodging, attractions, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around the region and includes food, home, and garden articles. Yankee tells readers who s the Best Seafood Place with a Water View, Best Trendy Eatery, Best Down-Home B&B, Best Summer Theatre, and many more. And for those who think Yankee is wrong, the staff is running a Best of New England Readers Choice survey at YankeeMagazine.com/readerschoice, with results to be published in Yankee s January/February 2010 issue. Travel may never have been as important to our psyche as it is now; we may have lost money, but not curiosity, says Yankee editor Mel Allen. We still need the fun and adventure and stimulation that travel, more than anything else, gives us. And no place I know lets you see so much from mountains and deep, clear lakes to storybook villages and world-class museums, all within a few hours of one another as New England does.Salaam Boutique will also be recommended on YankeeMagazine.com.For more information visit: YankeeMagazine.comSalaam Boutique is open every day, with an ever-changing selection of the finest clothing and accessories to fit any style and any budget. Salaam styles are created by local designer, Andrea Miksic, who has an eye for fashion, and knows how clothing should fit and feel. If you ve never been to Salaam, you ve been missing out on one of the great finds in Vermont!About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2.5 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), one of the few remaining family owned independent magazine publishers in the United States.. More information about Yankee: New England s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.comMontpelier, Vermont, May 19, 2009.
Gunshot mortality has been the primary cause of the most recent decline of the endangered red wolf. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has issued permits to landowners to kill red wolves on their property. 30 out of 65 recent red wolf deaths in the wild have been by gunshot, including breeding females preparing to give birth.There is a debate on whether the red wolf is a distinct species. The red wolf is about five feet long and weighs between 45 and 80 pounds. Coyotes are slightly smaller—around three feet long and weighing 30 pounds. There have been strong efforts to prevent the red wolf from interbreeding with coyote. For the past 10,000 years, the red wolf has been the only large canine in the Southeast until the coyote migrated in recent decades.Red wolf politics are intertwined irrevocably with coyote politics. Coyotes are literally everywhere, from Alaska to Central America, while the red wolf is virtually extinct. It is legal to shoot coyotes, but because red wolves are often mistaken for coyotes and shot to death, this right was taken away in the red wolf recovery area. A small number of hunters and ranchers got mad, and they pressured the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to request that the red wolf be exterminated from the wild altogether. They have essentially ended the red wolf recovery program in eastern North Carolina.Late last year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a proposal to dramatically scale back support for the wolf in the wild. Red wolf habitat has been reduced to a tiny area that can only support a single pack of wolves. Remaining wolves would be captured and placed in permanent confinement.But conservationists and red wolf supporters are fighting back. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed an injunction, and a judge recently issued a temporary restraining order against the Fish & Wildlife Service proposal.Red wolves can displace coyotes if given enough habitat. Large predators like wolves are keystone species that help keep natural systems functioning and healthy. They pose no danger to people. In the four decades of the red wolf reintroduction program, no human being has ever been threatened by a red wolf.The current recovery area on the Albemarle Peninsula is shockingly and obscenely inadequate. The area is small, mostly private land, and honeycombed with roads.Shenandoah National Park would be a dramatically better location for the recovery area. It is a massive, unbroken, almost roadless land, where hunting is illegal altogether. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife is mandated to find additional recovery sites for the red wolf, and Shenandoah would be the ideal location.Of course, establishing the park as an additional or alternate recovery area would be politically divisive. So another option would be to dramatically thin out the coyote population in eastern North Carolina. Red wolves will typically not breed with coyotes when they have a critical mass of around 150 or more. Once there are adequate numbers of large male red wolves, female wolves will not mate with coyotes.By thinning out the coyote population in eastern North Carolina, hunters could participate in an important conservation effort and play a pivotal role in protecting the red wolf. Once coyote populations are thinned, red wolves can be re-established in much greater numbers without the concern of coyote hybridization. If red wolves have an ample population size of 150 or more, they will hold their territory against future coyote migrations.It’s both a scientifically sound and politically feasible strategy.I am not an avid hunter myself. I have been almost completely vegan for 20 years. But I recognize that the hunting community can be an important ally and play a powerful role in protecting the red wolf. By reducing the coyotes in the red wolf recovery area, hunters can give red wolves a chance to establish a robust, thriving population.The wolf has proven that it can thrive in the wild if given enough space and time. Let’s give the red wolf a fighting chance.
(Chad Seger, of Asheville, was last known to have been in the Black Balsam area of Pisgah National Forest on Monday, Oct 12. (Photo courtesy of Haywood County Sheriff’s Office) Chad Seger, 27, of Asheville, was last heard from on Monday, October 12, when he spoke briefly with a family member. His car was located Friday at the Black Balsam parking lot off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Emergency Management officials are asking the public to avoid the Black Balsam area from Highway 276 and 215 as crews search for Seger. “We are handing out his picture to everyone that [we] see,” Director of Haywood County Emergency Services Greg Shuping told ABC 13 News. Anyone with information about the missing hiker is asked to contact the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office at 828-452-6666. The missing hiker is described as physically fit and may have some hiking and camping gear with him, authorities say. He is a Marine veteran suffering from severe paranoia and does not have his medication. Seger has mental health issues and is suicidal. His phone was last pinged at Johns Rock Overlook. Seger is an experienced hiker and is familiar with the Black Balsam and Shining Rock Wilderness area. Still, the terrain is described as some of the most dangerous in Pisgah National Forest. “[There’s] a lot of elevation gain and descending inside those areas, a lot of cliffs and dangerous areas that we are searching to locate Mr. Seger,” Shuping told ABC 13. Rescue crews in Haywood County, N.C. are asking people to avoid a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway as they search for a hiker that was reported missing on Friday, October 16.
MINUSTAH’s annual budget is close to $800 million — up from $570 million before the January 2010 earthquake — and the mission currently has more than 12,000 uniformed personnel, nearly double the 6,940 it had back in October 2009. That includes some 8,700 troops and 3,500 police officers. Peacekeeping operations alone cost $120 million to $130 million a year, according to MINUSTAH officials. In mid-October, the UN Security Council ordered MINUSTAH to be slashed in size by 2,750 to about 10,500 soldiers over the next 12 months. Asked how long he expects UN peacekeepers to remain in Haiti, Lamothe responded: “As long as they’re needed to keep the country safe.” By Dialogo December 12, 2011 An enormous price tag Under the Duvalier regime which ended in 1986 and until 1994, Haiti’s police comprised a unit of the Haitian Army. That year, Aristide established Haiti’s first civilian police force, which now numbers 10,000. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) hopes to boost that to 14,000 by 2014. Denis O’Brien, CEO of Digicel Group and a member of Haiti’s influential Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Growth and Investment, said government’s intentions have been misunderstood by some non-Haitians. Amidst chaos, Haiti is relatively safe Lamothe added that Haiti’s crime rate has fallen dramatically. “So have the number of violent attacks. Gang members have been disarmed, so the general security situation has greatly improved,” he said. “We want it to improve even more. That’s why we want to strengthen the police force, increase the number of police officers on the streets and boost the amount of information coming to the police.” “If you look at the way the United States has mobilized its National Guard, that’s what President Martelly is really looking to do,” he said. “Also, with the development of a national guard in Haiti, sooner or later the UN mission will end. That mission already has shrunk, and the UN has done a lot of good work here. But the government has to take over and run its own affairs.” Laurent Lamothe, Haiti’s newly appointed foreign minister, told Diálogo that a national army is crucial in order to attract the foreign investment Haiti so desperately needs. “MINUSTAH has an annual mandate that expires every year. In order to create long-term stability, you need to have a force that can replace MINUSTAH when their term ends,” said Lamothe, interviewed on the sidelines of a Nov. 29-30 investment conference in Port-au-Prince that was organized by the Inter-American Development Bank. “Businessmen want to feel secure, and their physical buildings need to be secure. In order for them to feel safe, you must have the manpower to safeguard them,” Lamothe said. “Nobody will invest in this country if they cannot drive down the street. We want to keep the Haitian people safe against all types of destabilizing factors. We are working to find the right formula to have a force in place when MINUSTAH leaves.” “The United States is now open to the idea of providing weapons to the Haitian National Police … under the conditions established by the two governments,” said Assistant U.S. Secretary of State William Brownfield, speaking alongside Mario Andresol, director-general of the Haitian National Police. PORT-AU-PRINCE — Nearly two years after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haitian President Michel Martelly wants to reinstate his country’s armed forces at a cost of $95 million. “Haiti must ensure the integrity of its territory and its national security,” Martelly said in late November in a public plaza fronting the quake-ravaged presidential palace, as he announced the formation of a commission to consider the matter. “My decision to establish the Armed Forces of Haiti is the result of a long and deep reflection that long preceded the statement of an emotional election promise.” Martelly announced on Dec. 6 the commission’s members: Defense Minister Richard Morasse; Public Security Minister Reginald Delva; Vice President Bergerac Jean Barette; prominent lawyer and former presidential candidate Gerard Gourgue; former Col. Jean Thomas Cyprien, and historian George Michel, who served on a similar commission regarding the question of reconstituting the Haitian Army under Martelly’s predecessor, President René Préval. The panel’s findings are to be released Jan. 1. The same week Martelly appointed his commission, the United States announced it would lift its 18-year-old arms embargo against Haiti, which was enacted following the 1991 coup d’etat against former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Haiti has one of the lowest homicide rates in the Caribbean. In 2010, the country recorded 689 murders, which translates into a homicide rate of 6.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to a report issued in early October by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. By contrast, in 2004 and 2005, about 1,800 homicides occurred in Haiti, according to human rights groups. Throughout the Caribbean, only Anguilla, Antigua, Cuba and Martinique recorded lower homicide rates — and Haiti was safer than the Bahamas (28.0 murders per 100,000 inhabitants), Dominican Republic (24.9); Puerto Rico (26.2); St. Kitts-Nevis (38.2), St. Lucia (25.2); St. Vincent and the Grenadines (22.0), Trinidad & Tobago (35.2); U.S. Virgin Islands (39.2) and Jamaica (52.1), according to the UNODC study. Both U.S. and Canadian officials have issued statements opposing the revival of Haiti’s army, and in early December, former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias warned Martelly that doing so would be a mistake of historic proportions. Johanna Mendelson Forman, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, agrees that the Martelly government should build up its police force before thinking about reviving the army. “Martelly is trying to fulfill a campaign promise he made, but it still has a legislature to go through, and that legislature is divided. He might be able to force it through, but the point is, who’s going to pay for it?” she said. MINUSTAH hopes to boost police force