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first_imgMacrozooplankton are an important link between higher and lower trophic levels in the oceans. They serve as the primary food for fish, reptiles, birds and mammals in some regions, and play a role in the export of carbon from the surface to the intermediate and deep ocean. Little, however, is known of their global distribution and biomass. Here we compiled a dataset of macrozooplankton abundance and biomass observations for the global ocean from a collection of four datasets. We harmonise the data to common units, calculate additional carbon biomass where possible, and bin the dataset in a global 1 × 1 degree grid. This dataset is part of a wider effort to provide a global picture of carbon biomass data for key plankton functional types, in particular to support the development of marine ecosystem models. Over 387 700 abundance data and 1330 carbon biomass data have been collected from pre-existing datasets. A further 34 938 abundance data were converted to carbon biomass data using species-specific length frequencies or using species-specific abundance to carbon biomass data. Depth-integrated values are used to calculate known epipelagic macrozooplankton biomass concentrations and global biomass. Global macrozooplankton biomass, to a depth of 350 m, has a mean of 8.4 μg C L−1, median of 0.2 μg C L−1 and a standard deviation of 63.5 μg C L−1. The global annual average estimate of macrozooplankton biomass in the top 350 m, based on the median value, is 0.02 Pg C. There are, however, limitations on the dataset; abundance observations have good coverage except in the South Pacific mid-latitudes, but biomass observation coverage is only good at high latitudes. Biomass is restricted to data that is originally given in carbon or to data that can be converted from abundance to carbon. Carbon conversions from abundance are restricted by the lack of information on the size of the organism and/or the absence of taxonomic information. Distribution patterns of global macrozooplankton biomass and statistical information about biomass concentrations may be used to validate biogeochemical and plankton functional type models.last_img read more


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first_imgDecember 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gobert dominant inside, Lillard struggles, Jazz rout Blazers Written by Tags: Damian Lillard/NBA/Portland Trailblazers/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds in a dominant season-opening performance, leading the Utah Jazz to a 120-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.Gobert controlled the inside and got plenty of support from the outside as Utah shot 19 of 50 from the 3-point line.Damian Lillard was scoreless in the first half and finished with only nine points and seven assists for Portland. Associated Presslast_img


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first_img View post tag: program U.S. Navy Opens Application Process for Specialty Career Path Program The Navy is accepting applications from eligible officers for the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY-13) Specialty Career Path (SCP) Program, according to a Navy message released May 29.The SCP Program provides officers alternatives to the traditional command-at-sea-career path and supports demand for senior unrestricted line officer expertise in growing mission areas, according to NAVADMIN 167/12.The program is designed to develop and utilize selected officers in the following distinct specialty career paths:Operations AnalysisFinancial ManagementNaval Operational PlannerAnti-terrorism/Force ProtectionShore Installation ManagementAnti-Submarine WarfareMine WarfareMissile DefenseStrategic SealiftEducation and Training ManagementThe FY-13 SCP Selection Board will be held July 23 – 27, 2012 at Navy Personnel Command (NPC). Applications must be received at NPC no later than June 25. Eligibility information and application procedures can be found in the NAVADMIN.Officers who meet eligibility requirements may apply for up to two specialty career paths. The board will select eligible officers best qualified to serve the needs of the Navy in each specialty career path. Selectees will retain their original officer designator and will receive an additional qualification designator that indicates their area of specialization.Specialty career path provide selectees jobs with increasing complexity and responsibility. Officers will gain experience and develop management and leadership skills that will best serve the Navy while providing enhanced opportunity for successful career transition upon retirement.The FY-13 SCP Selection Board will also screen previously unselected SCP Lieutenant Commanders and Commanders for SCP executive (XO) and commanding officer (CO) billets within their mission areas. SCP XO and CO screened officers will be eligible to fill designated SCP milestone billets.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 30, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Opens Application Process for Specialty Career Path Program View post tag: News by topic View post tag: application View post tag: path May 30, 2012 View post tag: process View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: opens View post tag: Specialty View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Career View post tag: For Share this articlelast_img read more


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first_imgWolfson College Day Nursery has been rated “inadequate” by an Ofsted report published on Friday.The nursery, which is run by Wolfson College’s governing body and located on the college’s grounds, was rated “inadequate” in all four areas of assessment – the lowest possible standard. The regulator raised concerns about children’s dignity and safety, saying that staff “focus too much on ticking assessment boxes.”The report added: “Breaches in safeguarding requirements have a negative impact on children’s safety and wellbeing.“Staff do not receive sufficient support to protect children who may be at risk of harm from extreme views and behaviours.“They do not follow up children’s unexplained absences appropriately, and not all staff ensure children’s privacy and dignity during nappy changing.”The report also emphasised that outcomes for children at nursery are inadequate, saying that children who enter the nursery with lower levels of development “progress too slowly and do not develop some of the key skills they need for school.” It continued: “The older and most-able children have few opportunities to engage in challenging, high-quality learning experiences.”The regulator, Ofsted, did however note that some parents were happy with the nursery’s support.The report also said: “The college body shows capacity to improve and implement change. Staff supervise children closely and follow suitable risk assessments to help prevent accidents.”A spokesperson for Wolfson College told Cherwell: “The Nursery is an essential part of the service that the College offers our students, fellows, and community members. We are proud that it has been part of Wolfson since 1974 and we are acting on all of Ofsted’s comments urgently.“We welcome Ofsted’s feedback and take it extremely seriously. “Immediately following the inspection, we started implementing a comprehensive plan of action to raise the standards in the Nursery.”The college’s plan of action proposes the development of an improvement plan, the appointment of a new Deputy Nursery Manager, and the implementation of a mentoring scheme for nursery staff.The spokesperson added: “We are proud of our Nursery and are determined that Ofsted’s helpful report will allow it to prosper and thrive in the decades ahead.”The nursery received a “good” rating when it was last assessed in 2014.On its website, the Nursery says that “few can offer such excellent care” providing “a relaxed, safe and stimulating atmosphere.” The nursery says it fosters an “encouraging, consistent and positive attitude towards all children.”last_img read more


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first_img“We gained much attention from fellow students, tourists andlocal who stopped to ask about the demonstration and discuss gendered violence.It was an important step to help create a safer society.” “Women were literally connected in solidarity against thisissue – which persists in both our society and globally – by an orange ribbonaround the Rad Cam, one of Oxford’s most iconic landmarks. UN Women run several programmes associated with the campaign, as well as working alongside governments to implement legal changes to protect women. The event also included a bake sale to raise funds to support UN Women programmes which work to end cycles of violence One student’s sign said: “A leading institution like this has the responsibility to make everyone feel comfortable.” The #DrawALine campaign, run by UN Women, raises awareness of and seeks to target gender-based violence, which disproportionately affects women and girls. Students from across the university attended the event. In some parts of the world up to 70% of women are victims of violence, while around the world one in three girls’ first sexual experience is rape. Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria. UN women held a sixteen day #DrawALine campaign in November and December last year. They lit up iconic buildings in orange to symbolise a brighter future without violence. The #DrawALine campaign included a video supported by manydifferent celebrities, including Billie Piper, Ella Woodward, Beverley Knightand Joanne Froggatt. One in four women in the UK are affected by violence. Many of these cases occur from a partner. According to UN Women, 23% of female undergraduate university students have reported having experienced sexual assault or sexual misconduct. They also run outreach programmes for women and girls, and help to provide healthcare and psychological services for survivors of violence. This includes emergency contraception and information for women living with HIV, and training police, teachers and community leaders to prevent violence. On Saturday, Oxford UN Women held an event at the RadcliffeCamera to protest gender-based violence as part of the global #DrawALinecampaign. Some of those involved in the campaign also took photos holding placards with their explanation of why they were drawing a line. These included “everyone should have the right to feel safe”, “we deserve to exist fearlessly!”, “one woman is too many” and “there shouldn’t just be lucky ones”. Participants in the event held a length of orange ribbonaround the Rad Cam, signalling that they were ‘drawing a line’ under gender basedviolence. Imogen Harter-Jones, UN Women college rep for Hertford, told Cherwell: “The #DrawALine campaign by UN Women raising awareness about gendered violence was inspiring, successful and visibly striking. The chair of UN Women NC UK, Laura Haynes, said: “It is timeto #DrawALine. For all the women who have said #MeToo, for all men who believethey should help and for all of humanity – it is time. This is your chance toturn words into action.”last_img read more


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first_imgBy John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Susan Bayh turned the tables on me.This was long ago, early in her time as Indiana’s first lady. Her husband, Democrat Evan Bayh, had ended a 20-year-long run of Republicans holding the state’s top office by winning the governorship in 1988.The Bayhs were young and beautiful. He was just past 30. She was just shy of it. Susan was a former Miss Southern California. Evan looked like a male model.Together, they seemed like Indiana’s answer to Jack and Jackie, a heartland Camelot myth in the making, a Hoosier couple destined to dance among the stars. Detractors and political opponents dismissed them as the state’s version of Barbie and Ken, synthetic figures without souls.I wanted to do a piece on what it felt like to be that youthful and at the center of so much attention and speculation.The young Mrs. Bayh and I met for the interview at Shapiro’s, a deli on Indianapolis’s near south side.As we munched on sandwiches, I asked her questions about what her life was like. She answered each one forthrightly and often with a great deal of wit.But, after she’d answered, she’d pose a question of her own, one similar in tone and scope to mine.Then, she’d smile and wait for me to respond, refusing to address any more of my queries until I’d dealt with hers.Finally, I shook my head and laughed.She asked why.“I’m trying to figure out the precise moment I lost control of this interview,” I said.She smiled.Point made.The lives she and her husband led were lives like those of other human beings, not the stuff of some fairytale. Their marriage had its joys and stresses, just like everyone else’s.The important thing to remember, she argued, with charm and grace, was that it was their marriage.And no one else’s.I can’t claim to know Evan and Susan Bayh as well as some people do.But it’s always seemed to me that the key to understanding them was to understand the nature of their reserve. Because so much of their lives had to be exhibited to the public, it was important to them to keep the private parts as private as they could.They needed some space that could be theirs and theirs alone.That became clear during the gubernatorial years. The Bayhs wanted to start a family. Their first attempt ended, as it does for so many young couples, in a miscarriage.The Bayhs had not wanted the public to know Susan was pregnant, but the story leaked. When the pregnancy ended, the young couple had to deal not only with grief and loss but a sense of violation.I wrote a column at the time saying it was easy to understand why they felt violated, but that I hoped they could take some comfort from the knowledge that many people grieved with them. Sorrow is something we all experience, a part of life that unites us as people.After the piece ran, Evan Bayh called me. He said the column brought comfort to both him and Susan.So much time has passed since those days.The Bayhs did have a family, twin boys who graduate from college this spring. Evan Bayh’s political career stalled after a couple of terms in the U.S. Senate, then crashed in 2016 when his comeback attempt failed.The fairytale that never was ended.And now comes the news that Susan Bayh battles brain cancer of the same sort that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, fights. It’s same cancer that took the lives of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, and Beau Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.In a statement, the Bayh family said Susan, her husband, and her sons plan to face and fight this cancer with dignity and determination.Doubtless, they will.And much of that fight will be hers and theirs alone.But it is my hope that Susan Bayh and her family will forgive the rest of us for sharing our concern, our prayers, and our heartfelt best wishes.And that she turns the tables on this disease, just as she did on me oh so long ago.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


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first_imgOcean City Board of Education presents a school budget that meets the needs of the students with a slight savings for the 2020-21 school year, officials say. Ocean City Beach Patrol alumnus turned chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, is coming to speak with Ocean City High School students.The former lifeguard is making his return to Ocean City on Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. to discuss the financial markets, economy, financial education and investing in the long term.Clayton was nominated to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 20, 2017, by President Donald Trump and sworn in on May 4, 2017.Since joining the commission, Clayton has focused on the long-term interests of America’s retail investors, a perspective he shares with the SEC staff.Clayton has made it a priority to increase the access of retail investors to a diverse range of investment opportunities and see that they continue to benefit from the protections of our securities laws, according to a press release.Key areas of focus for Clayton include:Making the capital markets more accessible to businesses and investors alike, while ensuring the United States continues to be the world’s leader in terms of effective disclosure and other investor protections; andExamining and addressing equity and fixed income market structure issues with an emphasis on fairness, efficiency and resiliency, recognizing that our markets are ever-changing.He also has been outspoken on securities law issues related to distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.Prior to joining the SEC, Clayton was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he was a member of the law firm’s Management Committee and co-head of the firm’s corporate practice.Clayton has authored publications on securities law, cybersecurity, and other regulatory issues. From 2009 to 2017, he was a law lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.A member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars, Clayton earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.He was born at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia, and was raised primarily in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. In his professional career, he has lived in Philadelphia, New York, London, and Washington, D.C.SEC Chairman Jay Clayton (Photo courtesy JASM Consulting)last_img read more


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first_imgMany independent sandwich shops and cafés would go out of business if they were obliged to serve food that was healthy, fair, and green, according to a damning new report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF).An Inconvenient Sandwich: the Throwaway Economics of Takeaway Food criticises small outlets for selling “clone food” supplied by wholesalers, which is “heavily processed, globally sourced, and mass-produced”.NEF said they knew little about where the food came from and did not think their customers cared. Caught between cost constraints, customers’ demands for certain foods and their inability to specify beyond the suppliers’ inventories, they did not feel they had much control over the range or provenance of the food.However, the report was sympathetic to these outlets, adding: “Taking steps to improve environmental or social sustainability, for example, by raising the quality of the food, is likely to increase costs to such an extent that economic sustainability is threatened. This is because we are accustomed to paying an unrealistically low financial price for our food.”Jim Winship, director of the British Sandwich Association, said it was misleading to lump together sandwich bars, cafés, pizza operations, fish and chip shops and burger bars, as their customer profiles, products, ingredients and distribution channels were all quite different.He said: “Many businesses we deal with are committed to buying locally and supporting sustainability across their supply chains. Most customers buying lunchtime sandwiches demand quality and the research we do suggests they are prepared to pay for this provided they feel they are receiving value for money.”last_img read more


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first_imgPoole’s Pies has gained an exclusive contract with the BBC, as it looks to build its foodservice business. The Wigan-based firm began supplying pies and pastries to the broadcasting corporation, as of 19 November, and also hopes to supply the new ITV studios in Media City in Salford, it told British Baker.Neil Court-Johnston, managing director, said: “We are trying to establish a balanced business, with an even split between retail and foodservice. We’ve just won some major education and health care supply contracts, including Manchester and Salford universities. We are also proud to now be supplying Christie’s Hospital, a leading cancer hospital in the north of England, where our products will be on the menu and in the staff room.” The firm has also just clinched an exclusive deal to supply Asda, and is about to start exporting its crumbles to Hong Kong and Australia.Earlier this month, the manufacturer said it would be moving into the chilled pie and pastry market from September 2013. Court-Johnston said the price of a chilled pie was generally too high, and that he was confident the firm could produce them for less. “The only thing we’ve been missing is the baking ability of these products at scale,” he explained. To combat this, the bakery will soon be taking ownership of a new travelling oven, and has already spent £3.5m on a new Rademaker laminator, capable of handling up to 50,000 products per hour, he said.Poole’s Pies will produce chilled plate pies and individual pastries and slices, with an even split between sweet and savoury, he added. “Sweet may be a bigger opportunity than savoury for growth, as the trade tells us they often have to go abroad for these types of products, as it’s difficult to get high-quality classic British desserts, produced at scale.”Poole’s Pies has two factory sites located side by side. Frozen production will be consolidated in one site, while the other will be dedicated to chilled production, confirmed Court-Johnston.last_img read more


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first_imgThe finalists in the Baking Industry Awards (BIA) 2015 have been unveiled.  With three hopefuls left in the running in each of 10 categories, all will be revealed at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 9 September when the baking industry will gather for the ceremony. Around 800 guests will watch as 11 awards are given out by this year’s host and TV star Claudia Winkleman, including the Outstanding Contribution Award – the winner of which is chosen through a nomination process rather than by entries.The coveted Baker of the Year award, last year scooped by Mark Bennett of Patisserie Mark Bennett, will also be awarded.Martyn Leek, British Baker editor, said: “Every year the Baking Industry Awards get better as judges have more difficulty picking winners from the high standard of entries we receive. It is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year as outstanding accomplishments, by both individuals and companies, are applauded by the UK’s largest gathering of baking industry professionals.”Aside from the awards, the night presents a perfect opportunity to network with peers, meet new people and keep abreast of the latest in the baking industry. Plenty of entertainment is provided after the three-course meal and awards, with all guests invited to fill the dance floor.Don’t miss out and book your ticket now by calling Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email her at [email protected] Tickets cost £268 each or guests can buy a table of 10 for £2,420.The finalists:Baker of the Year, sponsored by Brook FoodsRichard Bertinet, The Bertinet BakeryAlex Gooch, Alex Gooch Artisan BakerDominic Salter, The Sandwich BoxThe Craft Business Award, sponsored by Dawn FoodsJ & I Smith BakersPatisserie Mark Bennett  Warrens BakeryThe Customer Focus Award, sponsored by CSM UKAB MauriGreenhalgh’sThe Kitchen CroxleyThe Innovation Award, sponsored by AsdaGluten-Free Bread Home Baking Mix, Bakels Pão de Queijo, IreksHand-held Pies, Proper CornishFree-from Bakery Product of the Year, sponsored by IngredionGenius Crumpets, Genius Gluten Free Incredible Onion Panini, Incredible Bakery CompanySour Cherry Bakewell, Four AnjelsThe Rising Star Award, sponsored by Craft Bakers’ AssociationAnnie Body, Annie’s BakeryNathan Giles, Nicholas & HarrisCatherine Postance, Coopland & Son (Scarborough) In-store Bakery Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored by ZeelandiaAsdaMorrisonsSainsbury’sTescoBakery Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by SonneveldDavid Wood BakingFinsbury Food GroupSoreenSpeciality Bread Product of the Year, sponsored by BakelsChocolate Sourdough with Praline Almonds, Peter Cooks Bread Seeded Sourdough, Reeve the BakerRaspberry & White Chocolate Brioche Swirl, Greenhalgh’s Craft BakeryCelebration Cake Business of the Year, sponsored by RenshawBrowns Cakes Finsbury Food GroupZoe’s Fancy Cakeslast_img read more


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