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Ingestion of fishing gear and entanglements of seabirds: monitoring and implications for management

first_imgFisheries are increasingly adopting ecosystem approaches to better manage impacts on non-target species. Although deliberate dumping of plastics at sea is banned, not all fisheries legislation prohibits discarding of gear (hooks and line) in offal, and compliance is often unknown. Analysis of a 16 year dataset collected at South Georgia indicated that the amount of gear found in association with wandering albatrosses was an order of magnitude greater than in any other species, reflecting their wider foraging range and larger gape. Unlike other taxa, most gear associated with grey-headed albatrosses was from squid and not longline fisheries, and mistaken for natural prey rather than the result of direct interaction. Observed rates of foul-hooking (entanglement during line-hauling) were much higher in giant petrels and wandering albatrosses than black-browed albatrosses, and no grey-headed albatross was affected. The index of wandering albatross gear abundance showed two peaks, the most recent corresponding with a substantial increase in the number of multifilament snoods (gangions), Suggesting that the widespread adoption of a new longline system (Chilean mixed) may have been responsible. Although all identified gear was demersal, given the widespread use of similar hooks, little could be assigned to a specific fishery. Stomach content analysis suggested that 1300-2048 items of gear are currently consumed per annum by the wandering albatross population. Many hooks are completely digested by chicks, long-term effects of which are entirely unknown. We suggest a number of management approaches for addressing the problem of gear discarding, and guidelines for monitoring schemes elsewhere. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2-year-old mimics dad shouting while watching NBA game

first_imgJune 26, 2019 /Sports News – National 2-year-old mimics dad shouting while watching NBA game FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(DREXEL HILL, Pa.) — A little girl imitating her dad’s basketball commentary has us laughing out loud.Mom Kimberley Tuller of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, recorded her daughter, Amara Sanaa as she and dad Jarell were watching an NBA game together.In the video, the 2-year-old can be heard hilariously mimicking dad’s verbal reactions.“Come on man!” Amara Sanaa yells after her dad followed by, “It’s a foul man! What?!”Tuller posted the short clip onto Twitter captioning, “Daddy’s little girl.”Tuller also shared the footage on Instagram on Father’s Day writing, “We love you and appreciate you!!Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Lincoln Community School Honor Roll

first_imgPrincipal Keith J. Makowski has announced the Honor Roll for the Second Marking Period at Lincoln Community School. The honors are as follows:First Honors: Grade 4: Duviyani Aguilar, Rafaya Arshqad, Zoe Buzinkai, Jake Carrancho, Wesley Castillo, Angel Chavez-Meza, Madison Hernancez, Julian Hidalgo, Sebastian Hidalgo, Andre Roberson, Emanuel TrubboGrade 5: Youssef Abdalla, Youanna Adly, Anthony Flamenco Romero, Brayden Markey, Luz Rosario Rodriguez, Devin SanAndres, Gracjan StecyniakGrade 6: Jon Carlos Agtrap, Christopher Aiello, Joel Estrada, Shuhan JiangGrade 7: Adrian Monegro, Amelia RodriguezGrade 8: Jennifer Caez, Meriam Guirguis, Veronica Kamel, Anastatia Ramos,Second Honors:Grade 4: Yazmeen Almonte, Jayden Arias, Rina Dervishaj, Divana Gayed, Russel Gutama, Emilia Jimenez, Kimberly Kenask, Amarelys RidriguezGrade 5: Simrah Ali, Claudeth Caceres Umanzor, Valerie Calix lara, James Carrancho, Markos Eshak, Jerome Hayes, Isra Johnson-Terry, Evelyn Martinez Pena, Isabella Sabados, Natalia Ugarte, Jae Wilson Grade 6: Brianna Fuentes, Rena HannaGrade 7: Bilal Touzani, Hajar Touzani, Juan Valencia, Paolo Vallo, Patrick Vallo, Russell WardGrade 8: Jasmin Juarez-Reyes, Eva Reynolds, Adriana Rocha, Da’Shawn Smithlast_img read more

Trey Anastasio’s Longtime Guitar Tech, Brian Brown, Stepping Down After 21 Years

first_imgFollowing a Phish New Year’s run that is in the talks of one of the best gags ever, big news in the Phish world dropped today, as Brian Brown will be stepping down as the guitar tech for Trey Anastasio after twenty-one rockstar years of insurmountable service. Treysguitarrig.com first leaked the news earlier today, and clearly had some time to catch-up with Brian following Phish’s four-night run at Madison Square Garden last week.Treys Guitar Rig reports: “Brown, 65, has worked as a tech in the industry for 40 years. He explained that the physical toll of the profession has contributed to his decision to retire, including the ‘heavy lifting, truck loading, [and] 14 hour workdays.’ Combining his 10 years as a musician to 40 as a tech, Brown says, “I’ve been setting up concert gigs for 50 years… since I was 15 years old, adding ‘Mother Nature is telling me to slow down.’”Brown will be replaced by storied Canadian-born guitar tech Michael Kaye, who has worked with, among others, Paul Simon, Pete Townsend, Stephen Stills, Brian Wilson, Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi, and Warren Zevon.  Brown described Kaye as “a great guy, very experienced, and super smart.” He adds, “I’m happy knowing Trey’s going to be well taken care of.”Kaye was directly involved in the rebuild of Anastasio’s rig that took place at Bob Bradshaw’s Custom Audio Electronics in early December, 2017, and has been working with Anastasio, Brown, and Bradshaw on tweaks and maintenance since, including at Madison Square Garden for Phish’s four-night 2017 New Year’s Eve run.Since February 2007, Brown has also been building hand-made cables for the legendary Hard Truckers company, famed for its celebrated speaker cabinets and work with the Grateful Dead.  Brown’s Hard Truckers cables are made to the same exacting standards as the cables he’s built for Trey Anastasio’s touring rig over the years.  Hard Truckers CEO Glenn Goldstein described Brown as a “guitar and electronics wizard,” who “has dedicated his life to the science behind the music.”“I’ll always be of service to Trey in the future,” Brown says, “just not the primary tech.”From the entire Phish community, thank you for you dedication and devotion to a dream Brian.  As Trey said before the band’s second hiatus in 2004, “I would not be able to play without Brian… he totally makes all this stuff work.”[Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein]last_img read more

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Breaks Spotify’s Single-Day Streaming Record

first_imgThe career discography of pop singer Mariah Carey is abundantly filled with dance-friendly radio hits which range from “We Belong Together” to “Always Be My Baby”. There is that one song, however, which stands out above all the rest, mostly due to its dominance over the radio waves and karaoke clubs every December. The song in reference is Carey’s trademark holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, which has become so popular since being released in 1994 that it managed to break Spotify‘s single-day streaming record on Christmas Eve 2018 with 10,819,009 total plays on the popular music platform.Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” [Music Video]Spotify’s previous single-day record had been held by late rapper XXXTentacion, whose single, “Sad!” reached an equally impressive 10.4 million streams this past summer following his untimely death. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is not the only holiday tune to have earned some impressive streaming stats on the day between Festivus and Christmas. “Last Christmas” by Wham! racked up 9,098,668 Spotify plays on December 24th (hope all you #Whamageddon players steered clear), followed by Ariana Grande‘s “Santa Tell Me”, which earned 7,086,794 total streams. One could also credit the rising popularity of reggaeton and Hispanic-based pop music here in America to explain how José Feliciano‘s “Feliz Navidad” out-streamed old man Bing Crosby‘s “White Christmas” by over 76,000 plays.Such an impressive number of streams would be a real Christmas miracle for the standard indie musician. For Carey and her team however, the 10,819,009 plays really only amounted to an estimated $66,000 in royalties, which gets shared amongst the songwriting/production team, management, label personnel and, finally, Carey, who still gets a cut of the profits as the recording’s performer. The royalty earnings may not equal to what album sales offered back in the 1990s, but surely afforded the pop diva with enough holiday cash to buy a new chinchilla fur coat just in time for New Year’s Eve. The achievement was at least enough for Carey to acknowledge the streaming accomplishment via her Twitter on Christmas.Mariah Carey isn’t the only popular artist breaking streaming records as of late. Queen also made history earlier this month when it was announced that “Bohemian Rhapsody” had become the most-streamed song of the 20th century, with the total number of 1.5 billion streaming being tallied from every online music service, including YouTube. The only real streaming test left for fans to help achieve is getting Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi‘s “Monster Mash” to crack the single-day Halloween record next October. Your move, Millennials. [H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Harvard Kennedy School’s Martha Chen is awarded “Padma Shri”

first_imgMartha Chen, lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, has been awarded a Padma Shri by the Government of India in recognition of her work around issues of employment, poverty, and gender in India.Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are awarded in several disciplines including visual arts, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service. “Padma Vibhushan” is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, “Padma Bhushan” for distinguished service of high order, and “Padma Shri” for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day, Jan. 26, every year. The awards are conferred by the president of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in March or April.Raised as a third-generation American in India and earning a Ph.D. in South Asian studies, Chen spent many years as a development scholar and practitioner in India.  Two of her books are based on in-depth field studies in India – a study of household livelihood strategies in a village in Gujarat state and a study of widows in 14 villages in 7 states of India – titled, respectively, “Coping with Seasonality and Drought in Western India” and “Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India.” She continues to work on issues relating to the working poor, especially women, in India in partnership with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India whose founder, Ela Bhatt, received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2001 and was the Harvard Kennedy School Class Day speaker in 2006.Learn more here about the 2011 Padma Shri Award:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=69364last_img read more

Visting fellow delivers ‘Last Lecture’

first_imgDr. Andrew Bacevich, a visiting fellow from Boston University, gave his “Last Lecture” Thursday as a series of talks hosted by the Notre Dame Student Government. Their talks highlight a different visiting professor every week. The professor is asked to give his “Last Lecture” where he or she discusses his or her ideas on life and lessons learned throughout it. Bacevich, a professor of International Relations, teaches a seminar course called “Ideas and American Foreign Policy” to students in history, peace studies and political science at Notre Dame. He is a visiting fellow through the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Bacevich’s lecture focused on three main themes: vocation, history, and rootedness. He discussed regrets about mistakes he has made in his life in relation to these themes. “This is an invitation to reflect on one’s life,” Bacevich said, “And it tends to unearth a sense of regret. There are things I would do differently if given the chance to do it all over again.” Bacevich said what he had learned about life’s vocation in the context of his own upbringing. Raised as a Catholic and sent to Catholic schools until college, he said he heard often of three paths of life. “The nuns taught us that there are three vocations – religious life, marriage or the single life,” Bacevich said. “What they did not teach is a broader understanding of vocation – primarily the question ‘What am I called to do in my life?’” Bacevich urged all students to address this question earnestly before they leave Notre Dame. “The key to life is to do work that you find fulfilling and satisfying. What the world thinks about that work does not matter,” Bacevich said. “Deciding on your calling is your business and no one else’s.” Bacevich then discussed his second theme, history. He urged all students, regardless of whether or not they are a history major, to use their time at Notre Dame “to think about the past and illuminate the present.” Another point he made about history had to do with dealing with the past. “The best thing we can do as human beings with history is cope with it,” Bacevich said. Bacevich said he moved from place to place, never staying rooted, and said only when he began working at Boston University as a professor did he finally establish roots. “ “Being a part of a community is what makes us human,” Bacevich said. “I really wish I had discovered that earlier.” Bacevich left the students with a final piece of advice. “I encourage you to go have an adventure or two, but when you are finished, go back home, wherever it is, and put down some roots. It’s important to belong someplace,” he said. “Regret is not the theme of my existence. … I have had many blessings, including being here at the University of Notre Dame.” Contact Katie McCarty at [email protected]last_img read more

Watch Audra McDonald Discuss Channeling Billie Holiday

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 View Comments Related Shows What a little studio light can do! Tony winner Audra McDonald stopped by NewsNation to discuss with Tamron Hall her latest Broadway role: Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. McDonald shared what it’s like to portray such a legendary performer who “regardless of all the knocks, still rose to the top.” “In the end,” McDonald explains, “it was her music that survived…she would tell anybody who got close to her, ‘don’t do what I did. You stay away from these drugs.’” What guidance would McDonald herself give to her own fans and supporters? “Be you. That’s what’s most special…always say yes to yourself.” Take a look at the interview below and catch Lady Day, which recently announced an extension through August 10, at the Circle in the Square Theatre! Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Star Files Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgCome together! Lennon: Through a Glass Onion officially opens off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre on October 15. The production, created and performed by John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, has previously played at the Sydney Opera House and in the West End. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 11, 2015 Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion explores the life and talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The show weaves together Lennon’s story with 31 songs, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother” and “Jealous Guy.” Related Shows The limited engagement will run through February 22, 2015. View Commentslast_img read more

River People: A Couple Finds Magic On An End-to End French Broad River Journey

first_imgWhen she handed my husband Nelson the two cold beers, plus six fresh eggs from her chickens and a small bundle of firewood, I almost fell to my knees and wept. It was such a small gesture, but it came straight from her heart to ours at exactly the time we needed it.We had pulled up to the shore of our campground for the night, unsure which site was ours. Glenda, co-owner of the French Broad River Campground, just happened to stop by.“I want to support what you guys are doing,” Glenda said as she unknowingly participated in what we’d started calling “river magic.” Over and over on our end-to-end French Broad River paddling trip, we encountered “river magic” from people who gave to us selflessly.This whole trip idea started last year when Nelson stopped in at The Hub’s Pisgah Tavern near Brevard for an after-work beer, and a colorful, slim, spiral-bound map caught his eye: The Riverkeeper’s Guide to the French Broad River. Curiosity piqued, he bought it. When he came home, he grinned, handed it to me, and said, “I think we could do this.”By day four, Nelson half-jokingly said, “I need a vacation from our vacation.” I wrote in my journal: “I’m tired of hauling gear up the banks or stairs to and from our boat and campsite. Gear is heavy and bulky, and I am weak and puny. Our kitchen box is so heavy. I shall name the kitchen box Bertha.”As the idea began to take shape, Nelson laid out river miles and chose campsites. I began planning menus. We launched from Headwaters Outfitters’ sandy beach in Rosman, North Carolina, where the North and West Forks of the French Broad River come together to form this beautiful river.In the first few days, the river repeatedly wound back on itself in dramatic horseshoe turns. We passed folks in canoes and kayaks who asked us lots of questions: How long would the trip take us? Did we know about the dams? What about the whitewater? Where would we sleep? Did we really have enough food?Somewhere around mile 20, we took a break at a local park and started chatting with one of the kayakers there. As we explained our journey, one of the guys exclaimed, “You deserve some beer!”At mile 31 we stopped so Nelson could walk up to a nearby store to grab some extra ice for the cooler. Black clouds were rapidly gathering overhead and that first crack of thunder got our attention. When it started raining in sheets, we pulled over, set up our umbrella and hunkered down until the worst of the storm passed. Four hours and seven river miles later, we set up camp in the steamy late-afternoon sunshine.Most of our days were filled with downed trees, menacing thunderstorms, many rocks, various animal sightings, and long, long stretches of flatwater. By day four, Nelson half-jokingly said, “I need a vacation from our vacation.” I wrote in my journal: “I’m tired of hauling gear up the banks or stairs to and from our boat and campsite. Gear is heavy and bulky, and I am weak and puny. Our kitchen box is so heavy. I shall name the kitchen box Bertha.”One piece of this adventure we had not yet planned out was how we were going to get around the two dams in Marshall. Fortunately, we met “Davewave” at the Asheville Outdooor Center, who offered to provide a shuttle ride. True to his word, he showed up with his truck and trailer to portage us safely two miles downstream.We ran Section 9, the most technical whitewater stretch of the French Broad River, with the help of other rafts on the river. As we were approaching Frank Bell’s Rapid, we spotted a pair of bald eagles high up in the trees. They flew off one at a time as we got close. Then, on our final night in camp, a barred owl flew by so close to our tent we could hear its wings cut through the air and ruffle the rain fly of our tent. River magic, compliments of Mother Nature.Our 17-mile paddle on the last day was much easier than anticipated, and we floated into the finish at Douglas Lake. This accomplishment was special, earned through teamwork, hard work, and a good bit of something else: all that river magic. Our grins were as wide as the lake we found ourselves on.last_img read more