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Chick provisioning by the Yellow-nosed Albatross Diomedea chlororhynchos: response of foraging effort to experimentally increased costs and demands

first_imgWe examined the provisioning strategy of a long-lived seabird to test the prediction from life-history theory that adults should preferentially allocate resources towards their own needs rather than towards their offspring, and to test the abilities of adults to regulate provisioning according to the chick needs. The individual provisioning behaviour of Yellow-nosed Albatrosses Diomedea chlororhynchos was studied, costs of flight being increased by adding a weight handicap to foraging parents, and needs of the chicks being increased by induced regurgitation (underfed chicks) or decreased by food supplementation (overfed chicks). Control birds were found to regulate provisioning in relation to the nutritional status of the chick and to the mass of the adult. As a result of increased foraging costs, and possibly of reduced foraging ability, handicapped adults spent more time foraging and delivered smaller meals. Unlike control birds, they were unable to regulate provisioning and lost slightly more mass than control birds, but they had similar survival to the next breeding season. The behaviour of parents rearing underfed chicks was similar to that of control birds, but adults rearing overfed chicks delivered smaller meals, at the same frequency as control birds. Thus, although parent Yellow-nosed Albatrosses can perceive the nutritional status of the chick and regulate provisioning accordingly, theyare unable to increase the provisioning rate significantly. They primarily keep resources for themselves, their own body condition determining the level of investment in the chick. Most albatrosses and petrels behave so that primarily adult body condition is protected often at the expense of chick provisioning. Regulation abilities differ between species probably according to several factors such as foraging strategies, distance to feeding zones or body size.last_img read more

Maryland accepts ‘legal and moral responsibility’ for football player who died after practice

first_imgAugust 14, 2018 /Sports News – National Maryland accepts ‘legal and moral responsibility’ for football player who died after practice FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The University of Maryland said it accepts “legal and moral responsibility” for mistakes made in treating a 19-year-old player who collapsed during a practice in May and died two weeks later.Jordan McNair died June 13 from complications related to extreme exhaustion and heatstroke after a May 29 workout, ESPN reported. McNair’s body temperature, according to medical reports, was 106 when he was admitted to the hospital.University President Wallace D. Loh said at a press conference on Tuesday that he and Athletic Director Damon Evans had met with McNair’s parents and apologized for mistakes made by the football team’s training staff. McNair didn’t receive appropriate medical attention and best practices weren’t followed, Loh added.“No Maryland student-athlete will ever be in a situation where his or her life will be at risk, especially when that risk is foreseeable,” Loh said.Rick Court, the strength and conditioning coach, had been placed on leave Aug. 12 and turned in a letter of resignation on Aug. 13. Wes Robinson, the head football trainer, and Steve Nordwall, director of athletic training, were placed on administrative leave Aug. 10, according to ESPN.Court, who posted his resignation letter on Twitter, “contributed to an environment based on fear and intimidation, including throwing objects and small weights in the direction of players,” sources told ESPN.DJ Durkin, the head football coach, was placed on administrative leave Aug. 11, after ESPN reported “allegations of abuse and disparagement in the program” that included “belittling, humiliation and embarrassment of players” and “extreme verbal abuse” and a player who said “he was forced to overeat or eat to the point of vomiting.”“You can motivate people and push them to the limit,” Loh said, “without bullying and intimidating behavior.”An attorney representing McNair’s parents said in a statement to ABC News: “While Marty and Tonya will never get another day with Jordan, Dr. Loh’s words were meaningful to them and give them some comfort that he will put the university on the path to change the culture of the program so that no Terrapin family will have to endure the heartache and grief they feel.”The school has retained an expert team of sports medical and training personnel to review McNair’s case as well as university policies, and a public report is expected to be released mid-September that includes findings from external investigators, ESPN reported. The football team also said it’s added safeguards such as having more water breaks during practices.Evans said Tuesday that he had “not witnessed any behavior as was described in the media, but it is important that we investigate all these allegations.”Evans, after serving as the school’s interim athletic director, officially took over July 2. He joined Maryland in December 2014 as a top aide to then-athletic director, Kevin Anderson. Evans played football at Georgia, where he later served as athletic director until a July 2010 DUI arrest.“We need to evaluate that culture, make sure the environment is safe,” Evans told reporters on Tuesday. “I’m the one that can lead us through these difficult times.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Bamboo Auctions welcome new partner in 2020

first_imgBamboo Auctions join Fisher German, Hunters and Bradleys – all selling properties by online auction for the last 12 months.The platform is branded in each agent’s own styles and colours and fully integrated into their websites, so there is a seamless experience for buyers and sellers.Lee Hussell, partner at Webbers, who switched to Bamboo Auctions said, “We are really pleased to be on board and excited!”Robin Rathore, CEO of Bamboo Auctions, said, “We’re pleased to welcome these highly reputable agents to our growing list. It’s fantastic to see online auctions becoming more popular in the market.”Town and Country Perry Bishop online auctioneers Choices Lee Hussell online auctions Greenslade Taylor Hunt Bamboo Auctions Robin Rathore Webbers February 17, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Bamboo Auctions welcome new partner in 2020 previous nextAuctions newsBamboo Auctions welcome new partner in 2020Bamboo Auctions, an online property auction marketplace providing white labelled online auction technology to agents and auctioneers, has signed exclusive partnerships with estate agents including Webbers, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Town and Country, Perry Bishop and Choices.The Negotiator17th February 20200325 Viewslast_img read more

SU calls for meeting with Uni over banned monk’s employment

first_imgOxford SU has called for an “urgent meeting” with the University following revelations that the University employed a monk convicted of child sex abuse for twelve years, despite a government ban on his working with younger undergraduates.Father Bernard Green, a Benedictine monk and member of the Faculty of Theology, was banned from engaging with students under the age of 19, having been convicted of indecent assault of a child under the age of 14 in 1996. He was dismissed from all roles at St. Benet’s Hall in 2012, before his death in 2013.The SU told Cherwell: “It is alarming to learn that Green was employed by The University whilst still on the Sex Offenders Register and was allowed to engage with students under the age of 19, which clearly goes against his ban.“We have called for an urgent meeting with the University to discuss how to ensure this does not happen again and ensure that student safety is not jeopardised again.”The SU further condemned the University for their “clear negligence” on this issue.They added: “This is a clear indication that stringent investigation into potential new staff has not occurred and may not be occurring today. This negligence puts students and other staff members at risk and directly harms the University community.“The collegiate university cannot sit back and ignore the fact some staff members may be a danger to students.“The SU calls the collegiate university to act in a more diligent and thorough way when employing staff and we urge them to particularly examine whether incoming staff members have the potential to cause harm, given evidence and/or prior offences.“We have called for a meeting with the University to learn about their work to stop this from happening again.”In response to the SU’s statement, a University spokesperson told Cherwell: “We understand students’ concerns about the findings of this troubling report.”We regularly review our safeguarding policies and pre-employment screening checks and we are always happy to discuss these with our students.”last_img read more

Reporting in United, we stand…

first_imgThere is increasing mainstream media interest in baking, helped by programmes such as the Great British Bake-off and the Great British Food Revival, with Michel Roux Jr arguing the case for bread. This has begun to generate more coverage for the debate about how bread is made.While this is perfectly reasonable, it is often unfortunately characterised as craft against sliced and wrapped or long fermentation versus rapid. But there are many ways of making bread with different characteristics. It takes just as much technical skill and possibly a greater understanding of the process of breadmaking to produce an excellent sliced and wrapped loaf as it does a superb crusty bloomer. Wrapped bread manufacturers have shown themselves to be innovative in developing new recipes and flavours in their market, just as many craft bakers have been adept at preserving skills and importing ideas from colleagues overseas.Every baker aims to make bread which satisfies consumers whether on taste, convenience, provenance, ingredients or a combination of all these. There is a demand for freshly made crusty bread, and also for sliced wrapped bread. They may be purchased by the same consumer, but not necessarily for the same purpose they are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, there is no evidence that increasing sales of craft bread result from declining sales of wrapped bread; the two rise and fall together.So rather than one part of the industry criticising another’s methods, it would be more constructive for us all to promote the nutritional value of bread and celebrate its diversity, as well as the dedication and skills of all the suppliers producing it.last_img read more

By the numbers

first_imgKeeping Harvard fed is a mammoth logistical effort, almost a military operation. The 12 University-owned restaurants, 13 dining halls, and many catered events now serve about 26,000 meals a day — about 5 million a year. University cooks make 40,000 gallons of soup. Students consume 40,000 pounds of regional squash annually, and nearly as much in local tomatoes.Here’s how it breaks downMeals served per day: 25,000Menu items: more than 5,000Options at every meal: about 100Recipes in Harvard database: 4,000Gallons of soup made each year: 40,000Most popular soup: clam chowderMost popular entrée: Korean BBQ beef — 1,500 pounds per weekPlaces to eat on campus: 13 dining halls, 12 restaurants, one kosher kitchen, one faculty club, and a catering service for many event venuesPercentage of food budget for local ingredients: 25Percentage of local produce: 35-70 percent, depending on the seasonNumber of local farms supplying Harvard: 250Number of local food processors supplying Harvard: 29Sample of foods processed locally: breads, granola, cider, bagels, dried fruit, pasta, salsa, spices, cheese, salad dressing, pita chips, peanut butter, tofu, soy milk, sushiPercentage of Harvard meals that are vegetarian: 33Pounds of regional squash grown annually for Harvard: 40,000Pounds of regional tomatoes used annually at Harvard: 35,150Average daily dining hall trash: 4,360 poundsAverage daily dining hall compost and recycling: 4,700 poundsAnnual tonnage of compost: 583Percentage of recyclable waste diverted from dining operations trash: 59Number of undergraduate dining halls that compost: 12 of 13Number of Houses offering trayless-optional dining: 3Percentage of students for whom sustainable food is “extremely important”: 14Percentage for whom it is “not so important”: 15Number of Food Literacy Program undergraduate representatives: 15Source: Harvard University Hospitality and Dining Serviceslast_img read more

Tunisians defy police to mark killings of left-wing leaders

first_imgTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country’s capital to mark the eighth anniversary of the killing of a left-wing political leader. The Feb. 6, 2013 killing of Chokri Belaid outside his home and the slaying six months later of another left-wing leader plunged Tunisia into chaos. No one has been convicted in either case. Participants in the anniversary event in Tunis on Saturday chanted “No more fear, no more terror. The street belongs to the people” and defied police while marching to Avenue Bourguiba from a square renamed after Belaid,last_img read more

Bay Shore Woman Killed in LIE Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old Bay Shore woman was killed when she crashed her SUV into a vehicle while veering across all three lanes of traffic on the Long Island Expressway on Wednesday, authorities said.Andrea Acosta was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound in the HOV lane when she crossed over the HOV lane buffer and drove across an additional three lanes, hitting a vehicle in the right lane near exit 57 at 4:10 p.m., Suffolk County police said.Acosta was pronounced dead at the scene.Two teenagers who were riding with her were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, one for treatment of serious injuries and the other for non-life-threatening injuries.The other driver, a 50-year-old Patchogue man, was not injured.The eastbound lanes of the LIE were closed for nearly four hours during the rush hour commute while investigators were on the scene.Fourth Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img read more

Valamar additionally rewards its employees for a successful half-season

first_imgValamar is the first employer in tourism in Croatia to pay its employees with an indefinite contract at the time of payment and all employees who will be employed for a definite period of time in 2019 for at least 10 months, the 13th salary in the net amount of HRK 5.000 in December. Valamar also provides its employees with a guarantee of a minimum net income in the amount of HRK 5.000 to 7.500 net for a full monthly fund of hours worked. In order to additionally reward its employees, Valamar Riviera will pay a special reward for the successful completion of the first part of the tourist season.  Cover photo: Valamar Riviera “We did a successful first part of the season, and our employees are doing a great job for which we decided to reward them further. We are proud to be recognized as a top employer in tourism and as one of the best employers in Croatia. “, said Ines Damjanić Šturman, director of the human resources department at Valamar Riviera, adding that the awards will be paid in August with a salary / compensation for July.center_img The award in the net amount of HRK 500 will be paid to all employees for an indefinite and definite period of time, who will be employed on 31 July and will work for at least half a month throughout July. Pupils and students who will also work for at least two weeks during the month of July will be paid a reward in the net amount of HRK 300. This year, Valamar will pay all employees for an indefinite period of time at the time of payment in the net amount of HRK 2.000, and reward employees with a fixed-term contract with a reward for seasonal work in the net amount of HRK 700 to 1.500, depending on the work done. number of hours. last_img read more

CBS: Domestic tourists in the first nine months of 2019 realized 6,2 million overnight stays

first_imgTourists in the age group of 55 to 64 realized the most overnight stays In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short vacations, 192 thousand rooms and suites were available to tourists (which is 53,8% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with 510 thousand permanent beds (which is 54,7% of the total number of available permanent beds). In Continental Croatia, in the first nine months, most tourist nights were realized in the City of Zagreb (almost 2,0 million overnight stays) and in Rakovica (285 thousand overnight stays). In Continental Croatia, most tourist nights are in the City of Zagreb and Rakovica In September, fewer arrivals, but more tourist nights than in September 2018. RELATED NEWS: In September 2019, tourists in the age group from 55 to 64 realized the most overnight stays, 2,2 million, which is 20,8% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 65 and over with almost 2,0 million overnight stays, which is 18,9% of the total overnight stays. In the first nine months of 2019, foreign tourists realized almost 16,0 million arrivals and 80,4 million overnight stays, which is 3,8% more arrivals and 0,9% more overnight stays compared to the first nine months of 2018. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists realized tourists from Germany (23,7%), Slovenia (9,0%), Austria (8,4%) and Poland (7,2%). In the first nine months of 2019, domestic tourists realized 1,8 million arrivals and 6,2 million overnight stays, which is 9,8% more arrivals and 9,6% more overnight stays than in the same period in 2018. Most tourist nights in rooms, apartments and holiday homes In September 2019, 2,2 million tourist arrivals and 10,4 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities, which is a decrease in tourist arrivals by 0,9%, but an increase in overnight stays by 1,8% compared to September 2018. In Adriatic Croatia, domestic tourists spent most nights in Crikvenica, and foreign tourists in Dubrovnik Domestic tourists realized 176 thousand arrivals and 505 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 3,3% and an increase of overnight stays by 5,7% compared to September 2018. Foreign tourists realized almost 2,0 million arrivals and 9,9 million overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 1,3% but an increase in overnight stays by 1,6% compared to September 2018. In September 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in rooms, apartments and holiday homes, 4,3 million overnight stays, which is 41,8% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to September 2018, the number of tourist arrivals in rooms, apartments and holiday homes decreased by 0,2% and the number of overnight stays by 3,9%. The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in September 2019 was realized by tourists from Germany, 3,1 million overnight stays (31,0% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists), and tourists from Austria, with 970 thousand overnight stays (9,8% of the total) realized overnight stays of foreign tourists). Compared to September 2018, tourists from Germany increased their overnight stays by 0,8%, while tourists from Austria decreased their overnight stays by 0,2%. Cover photo: Maistracenter_img Dubrovnik has the highest number of tourist nights In the first nine months of 2019, foreign tourists spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Medulin and Split, which is 19,3% of the total number of nights spent by foreign tourists in Adriatic Croatia. In the first nine months of 2019, tourists realized 17,7 million arrivals and 86,6 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase in tourist arrivals by 4,4% and an increase in overnight stays by 1,5% compared to the same period in 2018. , according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In September 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in Dubrovnik, 584 thousand, of which foreign tourists realized 98,3% and domestic 1,7%. Compared to September 2018, Dubrovnik had 2,5% more arrivals and 1,6% more tourist nights. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the highest number of overnight stays in Dubrovnik, 144 thousand, which is 25,1% of the total number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in Dubrovnik. It is followed by Rovinj, where tourists realized 490 thousand overnight stays, of which foreign tourists realized 96,3% of overnight stays and domestic 3,7%. Compared to September 2018, Rovinj – Rovigno had 2,7% fewer arrivals and 1,5% fewer tourist nights. Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays, 198 thousand, which is 41,9% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists in Rovinj – Rovigno. Source: CBS Source: CBS In September 2019, there were 358 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with 933 thousand permanent beds available to tourists. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists in the City of Zagreb were realized by tourists from the USA, 145 thousand overnight stays, which is 8,6% of the total number of overnight stays of foreign tourists. In Rakovica, most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany, 52 thousand overnight stays, which is 18,9% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks available the most accommodation units This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from the United Kingdom (7,4%), Poland (6,2%), the Czech Republic (5,7%), Slovenia (5,4%) and Italy (3,4%). TOURIST ACTIVITY OF THE POPULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA IN 2018 Domestic tourists spent the most nights in the first nine months of 2019 in Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Vodice, Zadar and Šibenik, which is 19,5% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists in Adriatic Croatia. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were 81 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 22,7% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with 170 thousand permanent beds (which is 18,2% of the total number of available permanent beds) . The average occupancy of rooms was 75,6%, and permanent beds 71,5%. Most overnight stays of tourists from Germany and Austrialast_img read more

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