factors affecting primary molt in the gray-headed albatross

first_imgThe mean number of primaries molted by Gray-headed Albatrosses (Diomedea chrysostoma) varied with year and previous breeding experience independently, but was not related to individual reproductive success over a longer period. Within each category of breeding experience, birds renewed fewer primaries during the “poor” year of 1994, when subsequent reproductive success was only 27%, than in 1993 when subsequent reproductive success was 57%. Inspection of individual feathers indicated that the outer primaries were least likely to be renewed during the period of stress. Within each year, birds that failed in their breeding attempt during the previous year renewed fewer feathers than those which reared a chick two years previously, a difference which was probably partly related to the time available for molting. In 1994 only, the date of failure in the previous year was inversely related to the number of primaries molted by males. The arrival mass of males was positively correlated with the number of primaries molted in two out of four seasons. Males and females molted similar numbers of primaries.last_img read more

Packer doing the dirty work for women’s hockey

first_imgThis hit from Minnesota goalkeeper Mira Jalosuo on Wisconsin forward Brittany Ammerman, a close friend of Madison Packer’s, gave the freshman forward a chance to get in the face of her opponent.[/media-credit]Want some more exciting women’s hockey? Keep your eyes on freshman forward Madison Packer.Coming off an injury in the off season, Packer has only played in four games this season, but has already started to prove her worth.Head coach Mark Johnson talked about Packer’s rehabilitation so far and how she is still working to reach to her full potential.“There’s things she’s going through now trying to get back to be 100 percent,” Johnson said. “It was a tough injury that she had last year, and so realistically she shouldn’t be playing, five years ago she probably wouldn’t be, but technology and our training staff and our doctors have provided her with an opportunity. She deserves a lot of credit because she’s had to spend a lot of time rehabbing and that’s not a lot of fun. We brought her along slowly and that was my plan.”After months of rehabilitation Packer finally got to see a fair amount of ice time in Wisconsin’s first road series against Minnesota despite not being fully recovered. Her physical and tough presence on the ice was hard to ignore.Senior defender Geena Prough actually played with Packer for a year before college – both are from Metropolitan Detroit. Prough noted Packer’s size and strength.“She’s a pretty tall girl so she brings some size,” Prough said. “She’s definitely strong on her feet. She will go into those corners and put her body into those corners and when she’s around the net you better watch out because the puck is probably going in the net. She’s just very skilled with her hand work.”Packer didn’t deny her physical style, in fact it was one of the first things she mentioned about herself.“I’m more of a physical player,” Packer said. “I’m a little bigger so I throw my body around. I’m able to get myself in positions where I can battle for the puck and stuff like that.”In the first game against Minnesota she did not hesitate to show she’s a tough force on the ice.In the second period, freshman forward Brittany Ammerman basically got decked by the Gophers’ goalie. As the players started to push and shove back and forth, Packer got right in the thick of things instantly, sticking up for Ammerman.“I saw Brittany Ammerman, she got dropped by their goalie,” Prough said. “I think it was big of [Packer] to go in right away, I was right behind her. You have to have your teammates’ back and her initial reaction was to protect [Ammerman], so I thought that was very big of her.”While Packer had some quality alone time in the penalty box, it was hard to forget what had just happened. But the freshman certainly made a statement to her teammates.“It’s great to have her on your line for someone like me who gets hit a few times per game – like in Minnesota – she’ll stick up for me,” Ammerman said.In games Packer made it clear she isn’t someone to mess with, and one should probably be careful when it comes to her teammates. But through her four games she still has not been able to put the puck in the net.When she has played, Packer has found some more time on the same line as the Ammerman sisters. There are nine goals between Brooke and Brittany alone, so it’s only a matter of time before she has the same success.“In fairness to that I told her maybe 10 days ago don’t look at other people’s statistics,” Johnson said. “[She’s] in a different scenario than other people [she’s] played with. [Her] progress has been good, [she] just has to be patient. She gets around the ice. She’s not afraid to get dirty. All the other stuff will take care of itself. She’s a good player, she just had a set back with this injury. She’s just making her way back to the top of what she’s capable of and what her potential is. ”“I definitely think I have the ability to score goals,” Packer added. “I think that playing at a different level it’s just going to take time to get a feel for the game and get a feel for who I’m playing with. Hopefully after that things will start to flow a little better.”Packer is tough on the ice, but off the ice she’s a positive and funny girl.Ammerman, like Prough, played with Packer before they were both Badgers. Two years ago they were on a U18 team together and were already good friends before committing to Wisconsin.Both freshmen may be adjusting to life in college, but Ammerman knows any more adjustments will not be difficult for Packer, not with her personality.“She’s a good person to be around,” Ammerman said. “She’s funny. She’s a little out there sometimes. Some of the things she says you just laugh at. She keeps it light. She’s not too serious, doesn’t criticize herself too much, she’s easy to talk to. She’s just someone you catch what she says and it’s always funny.”In the locker room she may be funny and light, but on the ice her presence feels the opposite. She’s not afraid to get tough and do some dirty work to help out her teammates. She’s got a unique style that is difficult to match up against.“She has unbelievable hands,” Prough said. “She’s very smart on the ice and she’s a really physical, tough player. I like her style.”last_img read more

What channel is the NFL Draft on today? Start times, TV schedule for Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3

first_imgFortunately for fans who wish to watch, the TV channels and start times for all three days and seven rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft remain unchanged. Of course, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, those are just about the only aspects of the 2020 NFL Draft, which is playing out virtually, that remain somewhat normal.As originally scheduled, the 2020 NFL Draft began Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. The same TV channels carried Rounds 2-3 of the NFL Draft, which began at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, and they will carry Rounds 4-7 starting at noon ET on Saturday. (SN Illustration/Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/44/fe/nfl-draft-big-board-022420-getty-ftr_x3ks96ezatdv1bb3ueto8gcwr.jpg?t=2029972248&w=500&quality=80 While the TV channels and live stream options for the 2020 NFL Draft remain unchanged, the presentations fans will see on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network have been modified to account for social distancing guidelines. (More on that below.)Below is all you need to know to watch the 2020 NFL Draft on TV or via live stream, including information on the modified broadcasts being presented by all three networks.MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Live grades | Pick tracker | Top 100 big boardWhat channel is the NFL Draft on today?TV channels: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN DeportesLive stream: ESPN app | NFL app | DAZN (in Canada)The entirety of the 2020 NFL Draft will broadcast live on three different TV networks — ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. ESPN Deportes also will present a Spanish edition of ESPN’s broadcast.Due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN and NFL Network is combining to offer a singular presentation across both networks. ABC presented its own distinctive telecasts for Rounds 1-3 on Thursday and Friday in addition to simulcasting the ESPN and NFL Network telecast of Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.All 2020 NFL Draft telecasts, originally scheduled to be on-site in Las Vegas, originate from ESPN’s studios and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Draft hosts and a limited number of commentators will be in-studio, but most of the analysts, reporters and other experts will contribute remotely from home studios. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will introduce the picks from his home, too.ESPN and NFL NetworkAll the major cable networks carry both ESPN (Xfinity channel 49) and NFL Network (Xfinity channel 265). The specific ESPN and NFL Network channels for Spectrum, Cox and Optimum cable customers vary based on viewing area.Trey Wingo will host all three days of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage and will be joined remotely by analysts Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick and Booger McFarland. NFL Network host Rich Eisen and analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner will also contribute remotely.ESPN NFL host Suzy Kolber will conduct remote interviews with NFL draftees from a studio, and ESPN NFL insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will provide updates from their respective homes.ABCFor the second straight year, the NFL Draft will be shown on ABC in addition to cable networks ESPN and NFL Network. That means anybody with access to ABC, a broadcast TV network, can watch the entirety of the NFL Draft for free without cable.Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor will lead unique prime-time presentations of the 2020 NFL Draft on ABC on Thursday and Friday night. Rather than the typical NFL Draft presentation seen on ESPN and NFL Network, ABC will focus on storytelling and the journey draft prospects and their families have taken to get to the NFL.ABC’s prime-time broadcasts will feature ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay and college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, and correspondent/feature reporter Tom Rinaldi. Davis, Palmer, Taylor and Rinaldi will be in-studio.ESPN DeportesESPN Deportes will provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft. Commentators will include “Monday Night Football” voices Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega.ESPNDeportes.com also will have a crew dedicated to covering the draft. That team will provide pre-draft analysis, pieces written by Sebastian Martinez Christensen and videos of every selection.​ For those with connected TV devices (Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PS4 and Roku), the NFL Draft can be streamed live with the NFL App, the ABC App or the ESPN App by authentication with participating TV providers.Similar options are available for those who wish to live stream the NFL Draft via mobile devices and tablets — the NFL App, the NFL Network App, the ABC App and the ESPN App. On computers and laptops, a live stream of the NFL Draft will be available by authentication with participating TV providers at NFL.com/Watch, ESPN.com/Watch and ABC.go.com.PlatformNFL Draft?Cable/satellite login needed?YouTube TVYesNoHulu + Live TVYesNoSling TVYesNoAT&T TV NowYesNoAT&T Watch TVNo-Xbox (NFL/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesPS4 (NFL/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesAmazon Fire TV (NFL/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesAndroid TV (NFL/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesApple TV (NFL/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesRoku (NFL/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesMobile devices/tablets (NFL/NFLN/ABC/ESPN Apps)YesYesComputers ( NFL.com/watch, ESPN.com/Watch, ABC.go.com)YesYesIn Canada, the NFL Draft can be streamed live on DAZN, which includes NFL Network coverage and offers a free trial period for new subscribers. What time does the NFL Draft start today?The start time for the 2020 NFL Draft was 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23. The entire first round of the 2020 NFL Draft played out Thursday night, but only the first round.The start time for the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft was 7 p.m. ET on Friday. Round 3 of the NFL Draft will also play out Friday night. The start time for Saturday’s coverage of the NFL Draft, which includes Rounds 4-7, is noon ET.RoundDayDateStart time1ThursdayApril 238 p.m. ET2-3FridayApril 247 p.m. ET4-7SaturdayApril 25Noon ETIn the first round of the NFL Draft, each team gets 10 minutes to make its pick. In the second and third rounds, each team gets seven minutes to make its pick. In the fourth, fifth, sixth rounds, each team gets five minutes to make its pick. In the seventh round, each team gets four minutes to make its pick. If a team lets its time expire without making its pick, it can make a pick later, but it runs the risk of letting the next team on the clock take the player it was considering.That process and timing means the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night will last roughly three hours. Rounds 2-3 on Friday night will last roughly four hours, and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday will last roughly six hours.2020 NFL Draft TV scheduleRoundDayDateStart timeTV channels1ThursdayApril 238 p.m. ETABC, ESPN, NFL Network2-3FridayApril 247 p.m. ETABC, ESPN, NFL Network4-7SaturdayApril 25Noon ETABC, ESPN, NFL NetworkThe TV schedule for the 2020 NFL Draft remains unchanged despite the logistics changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic.All seven rounds of the NFL Draft still will be presented across ABC, ESPN and NFL Network on April 23-25, but as noted above, the broadcasts will look and feel a little different.2020 NFL Draft live streamNFL Draft live steams can be found on multiple platforms and can be viewed on multiple devices. As for live TV streaming services, YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV and AT&T TV Now all carry at least one of the channels broadcasting the 2020 NFL Draft. AT&T Watch TV, however, does not carry ABC, ESPN or NFL Network.last_img read more