From warm to cold waters: new insights into the habitat and trophic ecology of Southern Ocean squids throughout their life cycle.

first_imgCephalopods play a major role in marine ecosystems, yet very little is known about the dynamics of their habitat use and trophic ecology across the stages of their life cycle, particularly in the Southern Ocean. Here, we used stable isotope analyses of δ13C (a proxy for foraging habitat) and δ15N (a proxy for trophic position) to investigate the habitat use and trophic ecology of 10 squid species, collected from the diet of Antipodean (Diomedea antipodensis antipodensis) and Gibson’s (D. a. gibsoni) albatrosses breeding at Antipodes and Adams Island (South Pacific), respectively. We analyzed isotopes in 2 sections of squid lower beaks, representing 2 stages of the life cycle: the tip of the rostrum (juvenile stage) and the wing (adult stage). Higher δ13C values in early life stages (-20.8 ± 1.7‰) than in adult life stages (-21.6 ± 1.9‰) suggest that Southern Ocean squids tend to move southwards as they grow, with oceanic fronts being an important habitat for these species. Our results also suggest that adults may move southwards with climate change, possibly impacting top predators living on northern islands. Overall, δ15N values revealed an increase in trophic position from early (6.7 ± 2.7‰) to adult life stages (9.0 ± 2.5‰) in all species. Nevertheless, significant differences between δ15N values of the 10 species, in both beak sections, suggest different feeding strategies between species and life stages.last_img read more

Utah Valley beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 76-64

first_imgLesley Varner II had 15 points for the Vaqueros (15-13, 7-5), whose five-game winning streak was broken. Javon Levi added 14 points. Greg Bowie II had 13 points. TJ Washington had 14 points for Utah Valley (17-8, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference). Ben Nakwaasah added 10 points. Richard Harward had 10 points for the visitors. Written by Tags: UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jake Toolson had 17 points as Utah Valley defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 76-64 on Saturday night.center_img The Wolverines improve to 2-0 against the Vaqueros for the season. Utah Valley defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 82-61 on Jan. 17. Utah Valley faces Chicago State at home on Thursday. Texas Rio Grande Valley plays Wayland Baptist at home on Tuesday. February 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 76-64 Associated Presslast_img read more

HMAS Hobart returns from weapons systems trials off US coast

first_img View post tag: AWD Photo: HMAS Hobart enters Sydney Harbour as she returns to Fleet Base East. Photo: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Hobart-class View post tag: US Navy Air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart, the first Royal Australian Navy Aegis-equipped ship, returned home after wrapping up weapons and systems trials with the United States Navy off the US West Coast.Hobart returned to Sydney after spending three months in the US.In addition to testing the Aegis system, Hobart also became the first ship of its class and the first US Navy ally to demonstrate an ability to operate in synch with US forces through the Co-Operative Engagement Capability (CEC) – a sensor data sharing system.The validation included a series of at sea tests known as combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT) aimed at achieving a sustainable level of combat and weapon system readiness.A RIM-66 Standard 2 missile leaving its cell of HMAS Hobart’s vertical launch system during weapons trials. Photo: Royal Australian NavyCommanding officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis says the Americans threw everything at his people, who passed with flying colors.“We were presented with some of the world’s toughest and most challenging threats; modern anti-ship missiles, maritime strike aircraft, fighters and high speed attack craft. On every occasion we successfully defended all threats,” said CAPT Stavridis.HMAS Hobart returned to Fleet Base East to be met by the Fleet Commander, RADM Jonathan Mead. RADM Mead was also proud of the achievements of HMAS Hobart.“This ship represents the future of the Royal Australian Navy’s surface combatants: capable, competent and lethal.“With her recently commissioned sister ship, HMAS Brisbane, and soon to be delivered NUSHIP Sydney they will be able to defend our Fleet against any threat.”Hobart is the first of three destroyers in her class to be delivered by AWD Alliance. The other two ships are called Brisbane (III) and Sydney (V).Hobart was launched in May 2015 and started builder’s sea trials in September 2016.The destroyers are 146.7 metres long, have a top speed of 28 knots (52km/h), a range of about 5000 nautical miles and room for more than 200 crew.They carry a range of weapons, detection and electronic warfare systems onboard, which include an Aegis threat tracking system, SPQ Horizon Search Radar, 48-cell vertical launch systems, a 5″ gun for coastal operations and two quad launchers of Harpoon anti-ship missiles.center_img View post tag: HMAS Hobart Share this article View post tag: Royal Australian Navylast_img read more


first_imgDepartment(s): Salary: Tim Starner, [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Official Title: Position Summary: Academic Staff-Renewable License or Certificate: Degree and Area of Specialization: Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . 99050-AS Completion of pediatric residency and fellowship programs required.Interest in academic medicine, involving teaching to a variety oflearners essential. Experience in an academic teaching settingpreferred.Candidates for associate professor or full professor (CHS) rankmust meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School ofMedicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotionon the CHS track. NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Employment Class: Appointment Type, Duration: Contact: Instructions to Applicants: SEPTEMBER 01, 2019 Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Principal Duties:center_img Institutional Statement on Diversity: Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Work Type: The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Schoolof Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) is thrilled to be recruitingfor a full-time pediatric sleep medicine physician who is boardcertified in pediatric pulmonology at the rank of Assistant,Associate, or Professor on the CHS (Clinical Health Science) track.Candidates must have a desire to incorporate teaching to a varietyof learners in clinical practice and a strong interest in scholarlyactivity.The American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH), recently ranked asone of the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News and WorldReport (our Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine program wasranked 29th), boasts 111 beds and receives tertiary referrals fromthroughout the state. AFCH is the only facility in Madisonexclusively devoted to the care and treatment of children.The Department of Pediatrics has 175 faculty and offers a fullrange of pediatric subspecialty care. The division of PediatricPulmonology & Sleep Medicine has a current complement of sixfaculty and a multidisciplinary clinical team of nurses,respiratory therapists, dieticians, physical and occupationaltherapists, speech and language therapists, social workers,behavioral psychologists, and research coordinators. We have arobust outpatient pediatric sleep program and sleep laboratory toperform polysomnography and treat children with a variety ofsleep-related problems. The division also has active clinical andresearch programs in a number of other areas including cysticfibrosis, neuromuscular respiratory disease, aero digestive issues,and pulmonary hypertension.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Ongoing/Renewable Job no: 99050-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPHPEDIATRICSSLEEP MEDICINELocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services M.D. or equivalent, completion of U.S. pediatric residency andfellowship programs To begin the application process, please click on the “” button.You will be asked to upload a CV and statement of interest withinthe application process.The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 9, 2019,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. A536787-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PEDIATRICS/SLEEP MEDICINE WI medical licensure; Pediatric Pulmonologist board certified insleep medicine – Provide clinical care to pediatric sleep patients, as well asparticipate in the coverage for and interpretation of sleepstudies.- Teach to a variety of learners, including, but not limited tomedical students, residents and fellows. Teaching can occur withinthe classroom, small groups and lectures as well as in the deliveryof clinical care.- Carry out independent research/scholarly activity in an area ofinterest to the candidate and division. These pursuits can takemany forms and will likely be executed in conjunction with clinicalactivities, but are not limited to that venue. Job Number: PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) Anticipated Begin Date: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Applications Open: Jul 8 2019 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

Financial Analyst II

first_imgOfficial TSU TitleFinancial Analyst II Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Security Sensitive Position?Yes Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 Work is performed within routine office environment with noexposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demandsare usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much ofthe time. Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of lightweight may be required. UA EEO Statement N/A Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Under general supervision, the Financial Analyst II in the Treasurydepartment is responsible for providing support in capitalfinancing analysis and cash, investment, and debt management tosenior management. Education Provide daily operational cash projections to aid in decisionmaking. Provide analysis of projected revenues and expenses fordebt coverage and debt capacity for new authorizations. Providemonthly analysis of adherence to endowed and non-endowedinvestments to Public Funds Investment Act and governing policies.Provide Capital Budgeting Analysis/ Scenarios to management fordecision making purposes. Provide analysis of annual debt serviceto aid in annual budget creation for upcoming fiscal year.Semi-annual reporting of debt activity to state debt issuanceconduit Texas Public Finance Authority. Provide annual reports oninvestment classifications and debt activity for annual financialreporting. Performs other job-related duties as required. % FTE Required Licensing/Certification Position End Date (if temporary) Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must haveknowledge of finance and accounting principles. Must be proficientin the use of personal computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word,Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Must also be proficient in the useof Banner and report writing software. Working/Environmental Conditions It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Posting NumberTSU202236 Grant TitleN/A Posting Details Essential Duties Summary Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes * Are you proficient with the use of personal computers andMicrosoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Power Point andAccess?YesNo Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). 100% Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-yearcollege or university. Requires more than three years, up to and including five years ofrelated experience. Requires working knowledge of specializedpractices, equipment and procedures. Close Date Work Experience Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from anaccredited four-year college or university?YesNo * Do you have more than three years, up to and including fiveyears of related experience?YesNo * Are you proficient in the use of Banner and report writingsoftware?YesNo Position Details Desired start datelast_img read more

Speed, alcohol factors in separate crashes around Michiana

first_img WhatsApp Google+ (Photo supplied/LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office) A man was seriously injured in a crash in LaPorte County (crash pictured). The collision  happened around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, on U.S. 421. Police say the car was seen swerving before it went off the road into a ditch, stopping south of County Road 1800 South, south of  Wanatah. The 36 year-old driver was airlifted to a hospital for serious upper-body injuries. Police believe excessive speed was a factor.Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash in Elkhart County where a Bristol man was injured. It happened around 6:45 p.m. on Friday, July 10,  on State Road 15, north of County Road 10 near Bristol when the 33-year-old man behind the wheel of a pick-up ran off the road and crashed into a ditch and a tree stump. The man suffered cuts to the face. He was treated at the scene. The investigation into the crash is still underway. Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – July 12, 2020 0 388 Facebook Google+ Previous articleIndiana schools set to get face masks, hand sanitizerNext articleWoman hospitalized after shooting at Miami Hills Apartments Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Speed, alcohol factors in separate crashes around Michiana WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Get a Taste of Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s 40 Characters in Fully Committed

first_img View Comments Jesse Tyler Ferguson Related Shows With 40 characters to portray in a 90-minute one-man show, Fully Committed’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson has got a full plate. “I need to be put in an insane asylum after the show’s over,” he joked when he stopped by on Good Morning America to discuss Becky Mode’s comedy, which takes place in Manhattan’s swankiest dining destination. The Modern Family star plays its reservation manager—as well as the 39 wannabee patrons that keep calling (and calling). Ferguson gave GMA a taste of the delicious characters, from Gyneth Paltrow’s green assistant to the total jerk of a chef.center_img Fully Committed Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016last_img read more

Tech Time: Your data breach – not if, but when

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Well, this day-in-the-life of a credit union VP is going pretty well,” is your thought as you review material for the upcoming board meeting.With the CU’s president in the middle of a two-week Caribbean cruise, it will be your turn to go over things at the meeting. And things are going well. The rollout of the updated mobile banking platform has been moving right along. Loan growth continues upward. And…The ringing of your phone interrupts your train of thought, “Pat Jones, Akmye Credit Union. How may I help you?”“This is Special Agent Joe Gannon,” the voice on the line responds. “I’m with the FBI’s cybercrime division. During a recent investigation, we found files on the dark web that appear to contain information about your customers—names, account number, addresses and other information. Were you aware you may have had a data breach?” continue reading »last_img read more

Solution selling in a product market

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Britney Bailey Britney Bailey is the Marketing Director for Excel Federal Credit Union.  She has a decade of experience in marketing, public relations and sales.  Prior to joining Growth by Design, Britney’… Web: Details Like many who have been sheltering in place for the last five months, I have been entertaining myself with podcasts. Recently I discovered a series featuring the stories of how entrepreneurs developed outlandish concepts into some of the world’s most well-known brands – and multi-billion dollar companies. While binging these episodes, I discovered a common thread. Most of these businesses started as a solution to a common problem.Traditionally products are marketed by focusing on the characteristics, features and benefits telling the consumer why they should buy the product. For example, the widget has the best features, newest capabilities or is the latest and greatest available. This approach tells consumers why they should buy the product without addressing the need that may be driving the consumer to shop in the first place.A Harvard Business School professor shared the concept of “buying a hole.” This concept realizes consumers don’t intend to buy a drill – they need a hole and a drill is the means to that end. This thought process is the foundation of solution selling. To put it in credit union terms, a member doesn’t want to borrow money, they need a means of transportation and the credit union can offer a solution to that problem with an auto loan.By definition a solution is a complete offering that will address and resolve a problem. The solution isn’t one part of the whole, it is the whole. It includes every product, service, part, training – the whole package the consumer needs to resolve the problem.Consider a situation where a member visited the credit union for a loan. Rather than just issuing the loan, most likely the member was asked a series of questions to determine the need. After a brief conversation it was determined the member is looking for a way to alleviate debt. By helping the member understand how they accrued the debt in the first place, and providing them the information and training to avoid this situation again, the loan officer has provided a solution to the problem rather than simply providing a product. In these terms, the member is more likely to come to the credit union first in future transactions, deepening their relationship with the institution.The value of solution selling is understanding the consumer point of view, the problems they are trying to solve and the value they can gain from the products or services you offer. Messaging for solution marketing puts an emphasis on what the consumer needs and explains what it will enhance or replace in the current environment.Whether you’re creating a credit rebuilding program or inventing the next Google, solution selling creates opportunities for value based transactions. Think of this as the difference between “do you want fries with that” and “may I serve you anything else?” Solutions create extra value and are integrated and customized to meet the consumer’s needs. It is all about creating consumer-centric messages to resolve a common problem.last_img read more

BREAKING: Town of Vestal declares state of emergency

first_imgAdditionally, Shaffer is directing all departments and agencies in the Town of Vestal to do whatever is necessary to protect people’s lives, public infrastructure and necessary emergency assistance. Chief Executive Shaffer said the state of emergency goes into effect Sunday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. He also said it will remain in effect for thirty days or until revoked by a consequent order. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Town of Vestal declared a state of emergency on Sunday.center_img Chief Executive John Schaffer said in a press release, the state of emergency has been declared due to threats of violence and civil unrest within the Town of Vestal.last_img