Variation of feeding by krill in swarms

first_imgGut fullness of 3264 Antarctic krill in 38 swarms was estimated using fluorometric determination of chlorophyll a . There was a very wide range of gut fullness (maximum value 3277 ng and median of 190 ng) and 7% of the population was classified as empty. There was a similar variability between swarms. Analysis of this variability attempted to partition it between three sources. First, the swarms differed in their composition and it was thought that intrinsic properties of the individual krill might contribute to interswarm variation. Although certain classes of animal had significantly different gut fullness, this was unimportant for the population as a whole. Animal length only accounted for 0.33% of variation, sex-and-maturity stage for 1.6% and moult stage for 4.2% of the variation. By contrast, differences between swarms accounted for 59% of population variability. Second, examination of characteristics of the swarms themselves, such as size, depth and time of sampling, did not yield any property which explained further variability. The final source of variation was likely to be environmental factors, and it is suggested that variation in gut fullness between swarms reflects patchiness in their phytoplankton food.last_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” MAY 28, 2020

first_imgFOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty IS IT TRUE that both parties would like to have a female Publisher to be in charge of the proposed Sunday newspaper?IS IT TRUE both sides concur that the City-County Observer Advisory Board and Board Of Directors positions should be held by local people?  …we also agree that the make-up of these boards should represent the diverse makeup of our community?  …both sides also feel that no elected political officials shall serve on either of the above boards?IS IT TRUE if the negotiations continue to go well we hope that in the near future the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh County will be able to pick up either a $1 dollar or a complimentary in print “Home Grown Non-Partisan Community  Sunday Newspaper” at a convenient location near you?IS IT TRUE we want to stress that the dialog between the owners of the CCO and potential investors are in the beginning stages?  …both parties are approaching this potential business opportunity with cautious optimism? …as things develop we shall keep you informed?IS IT TRUE we are hearing conflicting statements concerning the dates for the 2020 live racing season at ELLIS PARK?  …we are hearing rumors that Ellis Park will not be having live races during Labor Day weekend?  …if this information is correct it will be the first time since 1922 that Ellis Park would not have live racing during the Labor Day weekend?IS IT TRUE it been alleged that Ellis Park has 28 live racing dates each year?  …it’s been rumored that Ellis Park has sold several live racing dates to several owners of other thoroughbred race tracks located in Kentucky for big bucks?  … it’s been alleged that Ellis Park has sold five (5) live racing dates to Kentucky Downs,?  …its also been alleged that Churchhill Down purchased five (5) live racing dates from Ellis Park?  …it has been alleged that Keeneland purchased three (3) live racing dates from Ellis Park? …if these rumors are correct that would mean that Ellis Park would only have 15 live racing days during their 2020 racing meet?  …we look forward to an aggressive mainstream media Sports reporter to verify if any of the above rumors are accurate or not?IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Would you pay $1 dollars for a printed “Home Owned and Home Grown” Sunday newspaper?IS IT TRUE that our most recent “Readers Poll” ask the question “If the election for the Vanderburgh County Commissioner (District Three) race was held today who would you vote for? …the results of this non-scientific but trendy poll was as follows: IS IT TRUE last year we reported that we entertained a lucrative proposal from a group of successful business people from out of town that promised to take the City-County Observer to the next level?  ….we also stated that after much prayerful thought, analyzation, and quietly consulting with several local community movers and shakers we decided to stay with our roots and remain a “Homegrown and Home Owned” on-line publication? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE we realize that a community can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about the accomplishments, failures, and triumphs of individuals, the business community, churches, hospitals, community groups, educational institutions, athletic groups and elected and appointed officials? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]center_img 351 total votes were casts?  ..incumbent County Commissioner Commissioner, Cheryl Musgrave (R) received a whopping 169 votes (48%)?  … Randall Chapman (R) received 85 votes (24%)?  …54 (15%) people voted that they had non-idea?  …that 43 (12%) people voted that they are not voting for either one? IS IT TRUE the potential investors would like for the cost of a proposed printed Sunday newspaper to be $1 dollar but we would like for this publication to be complimentary? IS IT TRUE we started publishing the City-County Observer about 17 years ago?  …we printed the CCO for a couple of years and later on, we started publishing the CCO online for the remaining years?  …that both of the printed and online publications of the City-County Observer were complimentary and profitable?IS IT TRUE over the years the CCO has become the place to go to learn things that are going on in our community that other news media are reluctant to cover? IS IT TRUE since that time we have received several inquiries concerning the future staus of the City-County Observer?  …some of the more curious ask us if we are planning to stop publishing the CCO?IS IT TRUE we have recently been approached by a couple of local business people asking us to consider publishing a printed Sunday paper?  …so far the dialog between both parties has been productive?IS IT TRUE we discussed if the majority of advertising sold in the proposed Sunday newspaper should come from locally owned businesses?  …both parties agreed that Legal Notices and Obituaries published in this proposed Sunday newspaper should be sold at an extremely affordable price?  …both parties feel that the proposed Sunday publication shouldn’t be subscription-based but should be distributed in convenient locations throughout Evansville and Vanderburgh County? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will be tolerated and will be removed from our site.”We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.last_img read more

DPAC to host Indiana debate

first_imgNotre Dame will host the second of three debates between three candidates competing to become the next governor of Indiana on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Timothy Sexton, associate vice president for Public Affairs, said this gubernatorial debate is one of two formal debates between the candidates in the northern half of the state. “All three of the candidates were actually from the southern part of the state, so two [of the three] debates are going to occur in the northern part – one in Fort Wayne and one here at Notre Dame,” Sexton said. “Part of the goal is to get the candidates known here in the northern part.” Sexton said although the date selected by the Indiana Debate Commission is over Notre Dame’s fall break, he believes the event will generate a great turnout. The debate will complement political events also being held on campus and build the current interest generated by the Forum and the upcoming presidential election. “It fits in perfectly with the Forum,” Sexton said. “The fact that we were chosen this year is just wonderful because it does correlate so closely with the Forum; it’s a great opportunity to see the process in action.” Sexton said the debate will build the already-strong relationship between Notre Dame and the governor’s office of Indiana. “Not only with Governor Daniels but also with his predecessors, we’ve had very good relationships, and I think those relationships are evident in some of the things that are happening here at Notre Dame,” Sexton said. “When you look at the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery, Innovation Park, Harper Hall over at the Indiana University School of Medicine, all are examples of the University having a strong relationship down with the Governor’s office.” The capacity of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center staff that coordinates large-scale events like the upcoming debate has strengthened the Center’s profile as a potential debate site, Sexton said. “It gets to the point of needing someone on staff who will provide makeup for candidates because this will be televised, lighting, access for the news media that will be here, all those types of things have to be coordinated and I think it led very strongly to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center being picked,” Sexton said. “The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center does a phenomenal job of hosting events – they’re well-tuned to do this type of event.” Sexton said the gubernatorial debate is the second time in recent years when Notre Dame had been considered as a site for political debate. “The Indiana debate commission had come to us a few years back to see if we wanted to be the host site of a Congressional debate … It didn’t work out at that point in time but they actually had come out and walked through the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and said ‘We loved it, we’d love in the future to come back to you,’” Sexton said. Cooperation between the South Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Office of Public Affairs made this event possible, Sexton said.last_img read more

ESG roundup: PRI, ExxonMobil, SEC, ERAFP

first_imgThe latter is how the German occupational pension fund association, aba, recently described the situation concerning responsible investment and ESG in Germany, albeit more as a description of a state of play than a judgement. This reverberates negatively, it added, by limiting the willingness of investment managers and consultants to focus on responsible investment and ESG issues and also affecting the relationship between investors and policymakers.Many of the latter, it said, are sceptical about asset owners’ commitment to responsible investment.The report sets out five barriers to a more proactive approach to responsible investment by asset owners, one of which is “the perception that ESG issues do not add value to investment decision-making”.The solutions flagged by the PRI are for asset owners to build their own internal evidence base and share experiences with their peers.It said asset owners should publish investment beliefs and integrate sustainability factors in the selection and monitoring process for asset consultants, other advisers and investment managers and other advisers.In other news, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly declined a request from ExxonMobil not to hold a vote on a climate-change shareholder resolution backed by institutional investors.Exxon had written to the SEC to ask permission to drop the resolution from its proxy voting materials for the 2016 annual general meeting.In its response, the SEC said that it disagreed with Exxon’s view that the shareholder resolution was “so inherently vague or indefinite” as to be problematic or that Exxon already provided disclosures that “compare favourably” with the guidelines of the resolution.The Church Commissioners for England, which runs the Church of England’s £6.7bn (€8.7bn) endowment fund, was one of the investors that urged the SEC to deny Exxon’s request.Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners, said: “We are delighted that shareholders will have the opportunity to confirm that they would like ongoing assurance from ExxonMobil that the company is positioning itself for the transition to a low carbon economy.”Ceres, a US-based sustainability advocacy group, hailed the SEC ruling as “a huge victory for investors seeking more robust carbon disclosure from US energy companies”.“The decision paves the way for an unprecedented collaboration between European and US investors to build strong support for a common-sense approach to planning for the energy transition that is underway,” it added.The SEC also denied a request from Chevron block a similar shareholder resolution, according to Ceres.Meanwhile in France, ERAFP, the €23.5bn additional pension fund for civil servants, has tweaked its shareholder voting policy by making its position on female board membership more demanding.It raised its minimum requirement to 35% from 30% of women on boards.Its 2016 engagement strategy and voting policies will otherwise focus on the same areas as in 2015, such as fighting climate change and aggressive tax optimisation practices. Asset owners are sending “weak and fragmented” signals on responsible investment that undermine its integration in the investment chain and progress towards a sustainable financial system, according to a report from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).It said that, although many asset owners have made commitments to responsible investment, most do not implement them effectively.Also, there are inconsistencies in investment practices, while responsible investment commitments are not embedded in investment mandates.Weak implementation of responsible investment sends signals that it “is not a priority for asset owners”, said the PRI.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The best concert to see question

first_imgIf you could time travel, what performer/group would you see in concert in the list below? Hank Williams Sr. Elvis Presley George Strait in the 1980s. Ludwig van Beethoven The Beatles Eminem in his heyday Lawrence Welk Kiss in the 1970s. Don’t need to time travel. It’s Justin Bieber, right now! View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 391 weeks ago Back in the day, I was lucky enought to see both the Beatles and Elvis. Elvis put on a better show. Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 391 weeks ago I voted for the Beetles, not so much because they are my favorite band, but because of the event it was. All those screaming girls, the mayhem, the chaos. Yep. That’s the show I would have liked to have attended. Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Billy · 391 weeks ago Hendrix at Woodstock. Zeppelin at MSG. Beatles at Shea. Stones at Wembley. Caruso or Pavarotti anywhere. Simon and Garfunkel at Central Park. Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 391 weeks ago I would go see any of the old rock-n-roll or county farts today if they or are still playing. At least you can understand their songs. Even Perry Como. I’m glad the Intrust Bank is bring some of them to Wichita. You or anyone can have all the wrappers, Justin B., Taylor S. and put them in a test tube for ever and ever. Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down music lover · 391 weeks ago The old CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) or now known as Chicago… all the original members, especially guitar player and vocalist, Terry Kath, now deceased. Just think of his electric guitar on “24 or 6 to 4″… spectacular. Chicago’s manager at the time said that Jimi Hendrix once watched Terry Kath play at a club. Hendrix told Chicago’s manager that “that cat has me beat.” Absolutely breathtaking. Nobody makes real music like that anymore. Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down WHS Beatles Fan! · 390 weeks ago If you like the Beatles.. check out (search for) “Genius” the movie- it’s a free documentarty online about John Lennon that just came out this year! I loved it! Report Reply 0 replies · active 390 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading …last_img read more