first_imgARGOS satellite telemetry and Global Location Sensors (geolocators) were used to identify the moult locations and the winter foraging dispersal of Adélie penguins after they left their breeding colonies on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. Animals were tracked during the period December 2004 to October 2005. All birds displayed a similar pattern of migratory behaviour, remaining away from colonies for approximately 9 months, at distances of up to 2,235 km. Moult locations were within the pack ice. Mean daily travel speeds to the moult locations were significantly faster when moving through open water than through pack ice. Moult occurred during February/March within a narrow latitudinal range (65–71°S), at a mean distance of 126 km from the ice edge; the mean duration of individual moult was c. 18.6 days. After moult, penguins spent the subsequent winter months moving north or north-eastward within the expanding winter pack ice, at a mean distance of 216 km from the ice edge, and in areas with ice cover >80%. The penguins returned to the vicinity of their colony between September 26 and October 22, 2005. This dependence of Adélie penguins on sea ice habitat suggests that any further reductions in sea ice extent in the Weddell Sea region would potentially have important impacts on the population processes of this pagophilic species.last_img read more

first_imgOnce an ice sheet grows beyond a critical thickness, the basal thermal regime favors melting and development of subglacial water networks. Subglacial water is necessary for bedrock erosion, but the exact mechanisms that lead to preservation of subglacial topography are unclear. Here we resolve the freezing mechanisms that lead to long-term, high-altitude preservation across the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains in East Antarctica. Analyses of a comprehensive geophysical data set reveal a large-scale water network along valley floors. The ice sheet often drives subglacial water up steep topography where it freezes along high ridges beneath thinner ice. Statistical tests of hypsometry show the Gamburtsevs resemble younger midlatitude mountains, indicating exceptional preservation. We conclude that the Gamburtsevs have been shielded from erosion since the latest Eocene (∼34 Ma). These freezing mechanisms likely account for the spatial and temporal patterns of erosion and preservation seen in other glaciated mountain ranges.last_img read more

first_img The new addresses are now active, however, up until the cut-off, any replies to emails you send to non gsi addresses will come from our gsi addresses.You should make sure you update any records you may have, such as directories, web applications or forms that use our email addresses.What will happen if you don’t make the changeBetween now and 31 March 2019 the Insolvency Service will continue to receive any emails sent to a .gsi address in addition to non-gsi addresses.It is expected that after 31 March 2019 any messages sent to a .gsi address will be redirected and continue to function for a limited period of time to assist with a smooth transition.ContactIf you have any questions about this change or need more information, contact us to The GSI network is being phased out across government.As part of this change, the Insolvency Service will remove ‘.gsi’ from our email addresses by 31 March 2019.What you need to doBy 31 March 2019 if you use any existing Insolvency Service email addresses, you need to change these from:last_img read more

first_imgConscious Alliance, the Boulder, CO-based nonprofit, will kick off its annual Membership Drive at Live For Live Music‘s inaugural The Big Melt, an exciting new multi-band concert event set to take place this Saturday, April 13th at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium.Kicking the drive off with top musicians stays true to the nonprofit’s mantra and history of “Art That Feeds.” The event will feature super groups comprised of members of The String Cheese Incident, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, Break Science, Ghost-Note, Pretty Lights Live Band, and more as well as the “Purple Party,” a tribute to Prince with members of Snarky Puppy and The Motet. Tickets to The Big Melt are $43 for general admission and $120 for VIP and may be purchased here.Artist Nic Bogdal of Oddline Designs has created a commemorative poster for The Big Melt that will be available for those who donate food or funds to Conscious Alliance’s drive at the event. Additionally, Live Nation will donate $1 to Conscious Alliance for every ticket sold and to match up to 10 memberships secured that night. You can take a sneak peek at Conscious Alliance’s The Big Melt poster below:The Conscious Alliance Membership Drive, which runs through April 30th, features three incentive levels: Those who donate $10 per month will receive a membership poster, $20 per month will be thanked with a Conscious Alliance branded water bottle, and those who donate $30 per month will receive a Black Diamond backpack. As always, members also receive exclusive offers on art and event tickets. Attending the Big Melt event is not necessary to become a Conscious Alliance member, however—anyone is able to sign up via the organization’s website here.“Conscious Alliance members are crucial in our mission to end childhood hunger,” says Executive Director Justin Levy. “One in every six American children don’t know when they’ll get their next meal. Every $1 donated provides two meals for those in need, which means just $30 a month can have a huge impact.”Since January, Conscious Alliance’s 242 members have donated more than $15,000, helping deliver upwards of 30,000 meals to underserved areas of the country. These numbers speak to the nonprofit’s continued growth since it’s founding in 2002. Last year was Conscious Alliance’s most successful year to date, with more than 700,000 meals—$1.9 million worth of food—distributed to children and families who need it the most across the country.This growth was made possible in large part by the inclusion of semi-trucks full of food donated by food brands in Conscious Alliance’s distribution methodology, as well as the ongoing support of members, artists, bands, festivals, and individual donors. Last year, Conscious Alliance hosted 112 ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives in 19 different states at festivals and concerts nationwide.“For Conscious Alliance, the work of getting healthy food to communities in need never ends,” says Levy. “2018 was a record-breaking year for us, but we need to surpass that in 2019—the larger our impact, the more people we can support.”Events like The Big Melt allow Conscious Alliance meet potential donors where they are and make giving fun. By launching its annual Membership Drive at a one-of-a-kind musical event, Conscious Alliance hopes to raise awareness by being a part of concertgoers’ lasting memories. When folks hang a Conscious Alliance poster in their home or continue to donate monthly, they remain an integral part of the nonprofit’s mission.For more information about Conscious Alliance, head here. To learn more about Saturday’s The Big Melt and grab your tickets today, head here.last_img read more

first_img Heathers: The Musical Charissa Hogeland, original Heathers ensemble member and understudy for Veronica, officially assumes the role full-time at off-Broadway’s New World Stages beginning July 8. The announcement follows the news that the show’s original star, Barrett Wilbert Weed, has abruptly left the musical. A spokesperson commented that Weed has departed the production “to pursue other opportunities.” View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Hogeland makes her New York City stage debut with Heathers. She has appeared in regional productions including Sleeping in Seattle, Cabaret, The Producers and Chicago. On screen, she has been seen in the film The Truth About You.center_img In addition to Hogeland, the current cast of Heathers includes Dave Thomas Brown as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Kristolyn Lloyd as the Heathers. They are joined by Cait Fairbanks, Katie Ladner, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Tony winner Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan. Directed by Andy Fickman and featuring music, lyrics and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, Heathers brings the 1988 cult classic film to the stage. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Related Showslast_img read more

first_imgChristy Altomare(Photos: Caitlin McNaney) Related Shows View Comments Don’t turn back now that we’re here! Anastasia fans cannot wait to see Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Ramin Karimloo and the rest of the cast bring this journey to the past to Broadway. Up until this point, we’ve been obsessing over the musical’s artwork and Anastasia’s long, flowing locks. Now, in a brand new commercial set to air on March 6, fans get to see Altomare’s pretty face as she sings and begins on her path in full Anastasia garb. Plus, got to go behind-the-scenes with the titular star during the commercial shoot. Check out our exclusive video and gorgeous getting-ready photos from the making-of! We can’t wait to see you at the Broadhurst Theatre.center_img Anastasia Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019last_img read more

first_imgA trip down memory lane recently took Jacob Segers to Perry, Ga., the site of this week’s Georgia National Fair. Other UGA personnel providing assistance include Patsie Cannon, a program coordinator in the Animal and Dairy Science department in Tifton. She is serving as the public address announcer for all the beef cattle shows, which includes the heifer show, steer show and showmanship where the exhibitor is judged. After 15 years of assisting with the Georgia National livestock events, Cannon has seen the impact these events have on today’s youth. “This is a big deal. For livestock kids in Georgia, it’s the deal,” Segers said.Segers’ days of showing cattle are over, but he is still very much involved in the production of livestock shows, as are other UGA faculty members like Ronnie Silcox, Lawton Stewart, Jillian Fain and Robert Dove from the Animal and Dairy Science Department in Athens and Heather Schultz, Georgia 4-H’s program coordinator for livestock. “These programs are extremely valuable to those kids. The stuff they take away from it, not only is it important in teaching them to be competitive but at the same time, sportsmanship, but it gives them drive; it gives them a goal-oriented project that they can work toward,” Segers said.For more information about Georgia’s 4-H program see the website at For more information about UGA’s Animal and Dairy Science program, see Approximately 1,500 to 1,600 4-H and FFA students statewide participate in the livestock shows that involve goats, lambs, steers, heifers and swine. Segers is more than happy to provide assistance because he knows he’s helping future farmers. “Any of us (who) work in Extension, we have a pretty vested interest in youth livestock. It’s going to be the kids that come to our class one day, and it’s going to be the kids that replace us one day, probably,” Segers said.center_img Silcox and Segers agree.“It takes a lot of time commitment for the young people. They have to feed those animals every day. They have to work with them and get them trained to show. When they do get to show, they’ve got to groom them and get them ready to put in the ring. There’s a lot of responsibility in taking care of an animal,” Silcox said.Seagers knows first hand what showing animals teaching a child. “The young men and women are learning so many skills, including working with their animal and related responsibilities, and they’re learning how to work with others as well. They’re learning teamwork. They’re learning respect. They’re learning that they’ve got to pay attention to that judge and what that individual is looking for when they come into the show ring with their animals,” Cannon said. The University of Georgia beef cattle specialist reminisced about children from all over the state visiting Perry for the annual Livestock/Horse show. Segers showed cattle as a youngster in the late 90’s and early 2000’s so he can testify to the long road trips, hours of hard work caring for heifers and steers and riding in the back of the truck finishing homework on the way to a cattle show.It was a way of life he came to enjoy as a child and many others are experiencing this week at the Georgia National Fair Livestock/Horse Show. “There’s a lot of work that goes in just making the show run,” Silcox said. “You’ve got to have somebody that has some experience and knows what they’re doing to get the animals in and get everything organized and make it run right.”last_img read more

first_img Brazilian police forces are using a new tool to respond to gunshots in urban areas — Shotspotter. The Shotspotter system uses a network of sensors on rooftops and telephone poles. These receptors send the location signal to a central computer that maps the exact location. The system also records the sound of the gunshot within a 3.2 square kilometer area. Real-time information provided by the system allows police forces to locate and respond quickly to incidents, while the collection of historical data tracks crime trends. By Dialogo April 01, 2011 I am really glad to know that this type of technology is being implemented in these countries where so much violence is reported but, I would like that the competent authorities from my country the Dominican Republic were more interested in installing this type of technology because here many lost bullets are taking the lives of innocent people especially girls. Thank you for your very interesting and articulate publication The system is installed in Canoas, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and Rio de Janeiro. More are likely to be installed as security measures for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Other nations in Latin America such as Mexico and Panama have the system in place, with the government of Panama investing $4 million in the crime-deterring technology. Soon, Colombia will also install the system in key areas.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo June 12, 2012 On June 10 in Huehuetenango, about 275 kilometers northwest of the capital, Guatemalan anti-drug agents arrested Walter Alirio Montejo Mérida, alias “el Zope” [The Buzzard], an alleged member of the Sinaloa cartel, which encompasses northern Mexico, authorities announced. According to sources at the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Narcotics Deputy Ministry, Montejo Mérida is a Guatemalan national and has an outstanding arrest warrant for extradition to the United States, the law enforcement authorities of which suspect him to be responsible for the movement of several shipments of drugs to North America. “Allegedly, he is a member of the Sinaloa cartel and in turn, works with the Los Lorenzana organization as well. Among other functions, he was responsible for receiving the merchandise (drug shipments) and transporting it from Agua Zarca (Huehuetenango) to Mexico,” the announcement highlighted. Following his arrest, “el Zope” was transported to the Guatemalan capital by air, and the authorities will now wait for U.S. law enforcement to present the evidence needed to authorize his extradition to the United States. In addition, according to the investigations that led to his arrest, Montejo Mérida was sought by a group of Mexican drug traffickers who carried out a massacre in the village of Agua Zarca on November 30, 2008, in which 19 people died. In connection with this massacre, security forces have only reported the arrests of four alleged Mexican drug traffickers and one from Guatemala up to now.last_img read more

first_imgEdmondson named chief judge of the U.S. 11th Circuit Edmondson named chief judge of the U.S. 11th Circuit Amy K. Brown Assistant Editor The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit welcomed its newest chief judge earlier this summer — Judge J.L. Edmondson.A 16-year veteran of the court, Edmondson sits in the circuit’s headquarters in Atlanta. He brings to the job 31 years of legal experience and a very definite lack of pretentiousness.“When one becomes chief judge of the court, it’s really an activity that’s a behind-the-scenes kind of job,” Edmond-son said. “The chief judge serves the court and serves the circuit — he does not rule the court or rule the circuit.“It is basically a day-in, day-out job of making sure that lots of little things are going about right, so that the other judges are more free to concentrate largely on their cases,” he said.That’s true, said one of Edmondson’s peers, Judge Gerald Tjoflat, who was chief judge of the circuit from 1989 to 1996. But Edmondson may be downplaying his skills and his role in the court.“He’s very familiar with the federal judicial system and the state systems,” Judge Tjoflat said. “I would expect to the extent that he interfaces with the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, and the chief justices of Georgia and Alabama, that some constructive dialogue can take place.”Tjoflat called Edmondson “very dedicated” and said he “has the welfare of the order at heart.”Edmondson earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 1968 and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1971. He served as law clerk to Judge Sidney O. Smith, Jr., chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, before entering private practice in 1973. Edmondson remained in private practice in Gwinnett County, Georgia, until he was appointed to a seat on the 11th Circuit by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and in 1990, he earned an LL.M. in the judicial process from the University of Virginia.The kinds of cases the 11th Circuit will face during Edmondson’s term as chief judge are unpredictable — “We didn’t foresee the presidential case, and we didn’t foresee Elian Gonzalez coming ashore,” Edmondson said — but he is sure of one thing: “We do know there will likely be more, not less, work.”The biggest challenge Edmondson says he will face is keeping up with the rapidly expanding circuit.“Because the circuit in the Southeast is a very rapidly growing area in terms of population, the principal thing we can expect is more: more litigation, more appeals, the need to build more courthouses,” he said. “With more people, with more businesses, there will likely be more cases.”He also predicts that technology will play an increasing role in the court’s daily activities. And in a circuit that covers nine districts across three states, communication is key.Tjoflat said the chief judge must be especially sensitive to keeping the lines of communication open, because the districts are so vastly different that each court functions differently.“Some districts are large, like the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District. . . with a lot of judges and a lot of administrative personnel. Then you have the Northern District of Florida, the Southern District of Georgia. . . which are small. These courts have their own characteristics,” Tjoflat said. “And so, there are from time to time some fires that [the chief judge] must put out.”That’s something Edmondson will excel at, Tjoflat said, adding, “He’s a conciliator.”As far as Florida is concerned, Edmondson will work closely with Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, especially in relation to habeas corpus reviews.“We have built a system in which our circuit. . . is permitted to monitor a [capital] case coming up through the Florida courts,” Tjoflat said, “so that when we get it at the 11th hour, we don’t get it cold.”Maintaining that working relationship between the state and federal courts will be another challenge Edmondson must face, but one he is prepared to handle.And, to the benefit of everyone in the 11th Circuit’s reach, Judge Edmondson sees his work not only as a duty, but as a privilege.“It’s an honor to hold this job,” he said. September 1, 2002 Assistant Editor Regular Newslast_img read more