The northern Scotia Sea contains the largest seasonal uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide yet measured in the Southern Ocean. This study examines one of the main routes by which this carbon fluxes to the deep ocean, through the production of faecal pellets (FPs) by the zooplankton community. Deep sediment traps were deployed in two sites with contrasting ocean productivity regimes (P3, naturally iron-fertilized and P2, iron-limited), within the same water mass. The magnitude and seasonal pattern of particulate organic carbon (POC) and FPs in the traps was markedly different between the two sites. Maximum fluxes at P3 (22.91 mg C m−2 d−1; 2534 × 10 FP m−2 d−1) were an order of magnitude higher than at P2 (4.01 mg C m−2 d−1; 915 × 10 FP m−2 d−1), with flux at P3 exhibiting a double seasonal peak, compared to a single flatter peak at P2. The maximum contribution of FP carbon to the total amount of POC was twice as high at P3 (91%) compared to P2 (40%). The dominant FP category at P3 varied between round, ovoidal, cylindrical and tabular over the course of the year while, at P2, ovoidal FPs were consistently dominant, always making up more than 60% of the FP assemblage. There was also a difference in the FP state between the two sites, with FPs being relatively intact at P3, while FPs were often fragmented with broken peritrophic membranes at P2. The exception was ovoidal FPs, which were relatively intact at both sites. Our observations suggest that there was community shift from an herbivorous to an omnivorous diet from spring through to autumn at P3 while detritivores had a higher relative importance over the year at P2. Furthermore, the flux was mainly a product of the vertically migrating zooplankton community at P3 while the FP flux was more likely to be generated by deeper-dwelling zooplankton feeding on recycled material at P2. The results demonstrate that the feeding behavior and vertical distribution of the zooplankton community plays a critical role in controlling the magnitude of carbon export to the deep ocean in this region.
Court Authorizes Interim Solutions To Infraction, Ordinance Violation E-FilingsIL for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Supreme Court posted an order this week authorizing e-filing of initial complaints and pleadings in infraction and ordinance violation case types. Those cases can be e-filed using the same interim solutions for the Odyssey and JTS case management systems authorized in April for the e-filing of initial information and pleading in criminal case types. The infraction and ordinance violation filings can begin after civil e-filing has begun in a given county.The steering committee will terminate the interim solutions once the e-filing manager purchased by the court is able to accommodate initial complaint and pleadings in infraction and ordinance violation case types.The order also amends Trial Rule 77(B) to no longer require an attorney’s number to appear on the chronological case summary if that information is available elsewhere in the case management system.The full order, including the amendment to Trial Rule 77(B), can be read here.The court also announced earlier this week that a seventh e-filing service provider, US Legal Pro, is now certified and available for use by Indiana attorneys.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
DATE: Sunday, May 3A couple takes advantage of warm weather and rebuilt beaches at 42nd Street on Sunday, May 3.PROGRESS: By Sunday afternoon, little forward progress since Saturday was visible in the south end beach replenishment project, and the dredge Liberty Island did not appear to be at sea. From a feeder pipeline that lands just south of 42nd Street, the pipeline now extends southward, and beaches at 43rd and 44th Streets are closed. The work area extends to 44th Street.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed to 49th Street (anticipated to be complete by mid-May), 55th to 49th (mid-May to mid-June), 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for free Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets. Security guards were at work on Sunday afternoon (May 3), but there appeared to be little other action in the south end beach replenishment project at that time. The work area now extends to 44th Street.
Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 The Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first three innings en route to an 8-2 win over the Mariners on Monday at Sullivan.Sarah Leighton went all the way to third on a single and ensuing error in center field, then scored on a groundout by Lona Sargent to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.They added two more in the second as Katelyn Hodgkins walked and scored when Morgan Whitten reached on an error, and Whitten scored on a single by Emily Leighton.The Tigers struck again in the third when Sargent doubled, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSargent finished with a double and a single and two RBI, Ashley Pennartz tripled and singled with two RBI and Sarah Leighton had two singles with an RBI for the Tigers.Janelle Ciomei singled three times, driving in the Mariners’ two runs in the seventh inning. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin
Science journals and reporters—even those outside the US—position themselves to defeat Trump and elect Clinton to promote their leftist causes.If there was ever any doubt that institutional “Big Science” was an arm of the Democrat party, take a look at the evidence in these news stories. While individual scientists may certainly have their own opinions, their leaders and the organs of institutional science propaganda don’t even pretend to be politically neutral any more. The gloves are off; they want to defeat Trump. They want to elect Clinton.Donald Trump’s appeal should be a call to arms (Nature). Daniel Sarewitz is usually a thoughtful analyst, but in his column he refers to Donald Trump as an example of “blustering, xenophobic demogogues” that citizens should “undercut” for a “well-functioning democracy”. While Sarewitz makes a good point about historical debates after World War II between Vannevar Bush and Harley Kilgore about the role of science in a democracy, he doesn’t hide his bias. He considers “his [Trump’s] nomination as the Republican presidential candidate should be cause for serious reflection about what is going wrong in America.” Note: Nature is a British publication. Is it their business to get involved in US politics?What Donald Trump has said about science – and why he’s wrong (New Scientist). Another British rag joins the Democrats, scouring Trump’s Twitter tweets for signs he is anti-science. The article posts a video of Clinton saying over and over in a loop, “I believe in science.” The gleam in her eye suggests she is pandering to the Science lobby, but New Scientist doesn’t care. They want her to win.Adaptation to climate risks: Political affiliation matters (PhysOrg and Science Daily). It’s no secret that Democrats believe everything the climate alarmists say about global warming, while some Republicans differ with the scientific consensus. This article reports on “a new study” from Utrecht University in Amsterdam (another foreign academic interest group) that shows Democrat homeowners in New York City are more likely to buy flood insurance than Republican homeowners. Hear the subtext? There’s no question that the academics believe floods are likely due to human-caused climate change, and the wiser Democrats are preparing for it.The Issue: Democrats Support Leftist CausesWhy does Big Science and Big Media align itself with the Democrats? A look at various issues explains why. Name an issue with ethics or policy implications, and you will find Democrats and Big Science institutions locking arms in common cause.Fetal tissue. Listeners to the Family Research Council’s conservative Washington Watch program know about the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, headed by representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who has appeared on the program several times. The Panel has been following up on the Planned Parenthood scandal revealed by last year’s undercover videos of top P.P. officials bragging about the sale of baby body parts (one of them joked about wanting “a Lamborghini” from the profits). Nature couldn’t care less about the scandal and the laws P.P. has broken. They printed a letter worrying about how this “witch-hunt endangers infants and researchers and must end.” It’s a little weird to think that the Panel endangers infants; how can dismembered unborn children be endangered any worse than by the institution that killed them? The US political parties could hardly be more starkly divided. The Democrats ratified the most pro-abortion platform in their history at their convention, not only denying all rights to the unborn, but advocating repeal of the Hyde Amendment that for decades has prohibited taxpayer funding for abortion (even though Planned Parenthood receives millions in fungible money each year). The Republican Party, by contrast, passed the most conservative platform in its history. It’s obvious who the Editors of Nature are rooting for.Abortion law. Speaking of abortion, Tom Davies in a piece on Medical Xpress rationalizes it. There’s no need for all these laws trying to limit abortion, he writes, because abortion is already on the decline. In the process, Davies takes shots at Mike Pence (now the Republican Vice Presidential candidate) and shows photos of ACLU activists and angry pro-abortion demonstrators. The bias is palpable, but this is supposed to be a medical news site. In another Medical Xpress article, the writer weeps for patients at Catholic hospitals who might have to “fend for themselves in seeking an abortion.” Yet forcing any person or institution to violate their conscience or religious convictions when they feel abortion is murder is a huge issue today. Where is the concern of the author for those pressured to violate their conscience or lose their religious liberty? Pretending that women are too stupid to know where to find an abortion, if they insist, is sexist.Abortion racism. Try to imagine, if you will, any Democrat reacting in horror at the naked racism of the abortion industry revealed in this Breitbart News story, “Scientists’ Failure to Report Abortions as ‘Cause of Death’ Masks Massive Racial Disparities.” Far more blacks and Hispanics are aborted than whites, statistics in the article show, yet abortion is not listed as the cause of death. In Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary Hillary’s America currently playing in theaters (see trailer), he quotes Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (a blatant eugenicist yet hero to Hillary Clinton) saying that the purpose of abortion was to weed out unfit minorities, specifically blacks. D’Souza documents how the Democrats supported slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws and segregation all the way till the 1960s when President Lyndon Johnson found it politically expedient to position his party as the defender of Civil Rights. Watch this black historian finger the real culprits in this clip from the film.Chimeras: from Nature: “‘it’s amazing that this is going on,’” a developmental biologist from Rockefeller says, “because there are many related questions and ethical issues that should be debated publicly.” Popular Mechanics knows this, too: “Not surprisingly, ethical concerns abound.” So why is the Obama administration lifting restrictions on creating animal-human chimeras? The Big Media spin doctoring team is ready with answers. Live Science justifies why human-animal chimeras may be coming, giving only excuses for it, no criticisms. In a separate piece, Live Science confuses the question by equivocating with “3 human chimeras that already exist.” It changes the discussion from deliberate embryonic tampering to things like bone-marrow transplants or natural anomalies with twins. Those involve parts from other humans. They have nothing to do with human-animal chimeras.Transgender sports. Why on earth would Big Science and their enablers in Big Science Media support the currently trendy push for transgender rights? What does that have to do with science? The only push for it is coming from the Democrats, like President Obama, whose executive mandate to include gender identity in Civil Rights laws will be made permanent by the Supreme Court if Clinton wins (Breitbart News). With reckless partisanship on the eve of the Olympic Games, New Scientist posted an entry titled, “Transgender Olympians in Rio don’t have an unfair advantage.” The author waves the flag of science, claiming that “The evidence shows that transgender women won’t outcompete other female athletes.” But they’re not females! They have male body parts and male muscle mass, with all the advantages that led to gender-separated contests in the first place (e.g., gymnastics, weightlifting, swimming). They just identify with females. In Democrat Party rules of political correctness, one is not allowed to question anyone’s self-identification under threat of being called a bigot (watch this video for a glimpse into the extremes of PC indoctrination at a US university). But to Republicans, sex differences are intuitively obvious and empirically binary. Except for a tiny fraction with genetic abnormalities, the evidence is right in the groin and in the chromosomes. Every parent knows the physical and emotional distinctions between girls and boys. Science Daily bumped into the lamppost of reality in its report on a London study, “Infants prefer toys typed to their gender.” This was undoubtedly a surprise to any of the researchers who might believe (like US Democrats) that gender is merely a cultural construct that should be a matter of personal preference, changeable at will. Conservative Breitbart News pointed to a statement by the American College of Pediatricians that says it is unscientific to allege that a human can be born into the wrong body. The statement staunchly recommends against the transgender political culture being pushed by the Democrat party and Obama administration:The treatment of GD in childhood with hormones effectively amounts to mass experimentation on, and sterilization of, youth who are cognitively incapable of providing informed consent. There is a serious ethical problem with allowing irreversible, life-changing procedures to be performed on minors who are too young to give valid consent themselves; adolescents cannot understand the magnitude of such decisions.Ethics alone demands an end to the use of pubertal suppression with GnRH agonists, cross-sex hormones, and sex reassignment surgeries in children and adolescents. The College recommends an immediate cessation of these interventions, as well as an end to promoting gender ideology via school curricula and legislative policies. Healthcare, school curricula and legislation must remain anchored to physical reality. Scientific research should focus upon better understanding the psychological underpinnings of this disorder, optimal family and individual therapies, as well as delineating the differences among children who resolve with watchful waiting versus those who resolve with therapy and those who persist despite therapy.Nudging. Republicans believe in self-determination; Democrats more often favor government regulation and coercion. In general, Republicans and many Libertarians would say, “Just give me the facts, and I’ll decide.” Democrats want behaviors that scientists consider unhealthful to be banned, from smoking to diet sodas to gun ownership. Sometimes instead of outright banning, they will support “nudging” with psychological propaganda to change the behavior of others (not their own, of course). A case in point is a Medical Xpress item titled, “Freedom-based considerations for withdrawing, withholding options: The example of tobacco control and nudging policies.” In the article, a Princeton academic considers how to make citizens think they have freedom, when they are really being manipulated. Andreas Schmidt appears aware of the bad optics, but justifies it with a touch of elitism:Some argue that nudging infringes upon people’s freedom and autonomy. Others say that nudging always happens, so why not nudge people toward better decisions. Of Schmidt’s considerations, only status freedom may offer an objection to nudging policies, but if nudging policies are transparent and democratic, this will mitigate the potential for status abuses.Who decides what constitutes “transparent and democratic”? The nudgers obviously have a goal in mind, and a policy to implement it. To envision the probable outcome, all you need to do is ask what happens if the nudgee (the citizen) decides to go against the nudger (the government regulator). A perceptive commenter wrote this:Tell me, how does government create a “nudging policy” without first taking money via force from citizens, to actually create and implement the policy? Isn’t taking people’s money from them via force (thru a majority vote of course) an infringement on their freedom to keep the fruits of their labor?Endangered species. A common propaganda tactic is to demonize the opposition. National Geographic, in an unvarnished hit piece against Republicans, discussed “Why These Rare Species Are Targeted by the GOP.” The article is a clear attack on the Republican party platform. Reporter Brian Clark Howard portrays Republicans as mean-spirited people who don’t care about endangered species. “In the end, perhaps the GOP’s mention of these species in their platform has more to do with wider cultural wars than wildlife science,” he says, positioning Republicans once again as anti-science.Big Science has lost its way. It is not the role of a scientist to engage in partisan politics. For whatever reason, the leaders in Big Science (journal editors, mainstream media heads, and lobbyists for scientific societies) have gone whole hog for the Democrat Party. Why? It’s a case of conflict of interest. They think that Democrats like Obama and Clinton funnel more more money to them. In this they are sadly mistaken, as the bitter fruits of socialism appear in Venezuela, leaving scientists struggling (Nature). Big Science’s best hope for a prosperous research environment would be to have a thriving economy—the result of free markets and the rule of law that protects private property (Prager University). Those are Republican values (Prager U). If they were really objective scientists, they would look at the pitifully slow economic recovery over the last 8 years under a Democrat administration, and turn right. They would consider whether the other party might offer true hope and change. A prosperous America would, once again, bring in higher tax revenues that would enable higher funding for science. A bankrupt country cannot afford such luxuries.Exercises: Watch the Prager University videos on economics to the point where you can articulate the principles of free markets to others. Then watch D’Souza’s documentaries Obama’s America and Hillary’s America. Be part of a grass-roots effort to educate people out of their indoctrination. The aim of this exercise is to bring balance back into political discourse, because it is wildly imbalanced now, as shown by these examples (if you can find a clear pro-Republican article in Big Science or Big Media, please send it to us). Like Darwin said, “a fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” It’s OK to share disagreements on any of the issues above—but only after the deprogramming is complete.Above all, let’s stop pretending that Big Science is objective when it comes to political, economic and worldview matters. Their hands are dirty in political advocacy, almost always for the Democrat, leftist, socialist, globalist, elitist side of any issue. Their writings have value when they are discussing observable, repeatable, testable facts about natural phenomena. Even then, you have to watch the Materials and Methods, and see if the conclusions logically follow from the data. You have to rinse off the Darwinist spin. Use our Baloney Detector and Darwin Dictionary for help when necessary. A scientist ceases to be a scientist when he leaves off the ideals of science, to understand the cause-and-effect structure of the world according to testable hypotheses. That takes rigor, integrity, and humility. “Vote for Clinton!” is not a scientifically rigorous statement. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
23 June 2015The inaugural winners of the UN Nelson Mandela Prize are from Namibia and Portugal.Dr Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal were announced the winners by the president of the United Nations General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, yesterday.Established in June 2014, the prize recognises the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting UN purposes and principles, while honouring Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation.The entrusted selection committee decided that the inaugural award would be given to two laureates.The Nelson Mandela Prize is an honorary award that will be presented once every five years as a tribute to the outstanding achievements and contributions of two individuals (one female and one male).According to the Assembly, Ndume is an ophthalmologist whose life’s work has been devoted to treating blindness and eye-related illnesses in Namibia and throughout the developing world.Sampaio led the struggle to restore democracy in Portugal – including throughout his tenure as Lisbon’s mayor from 1989 to 1995 and as the 18th president of the republic from 1996 to 2006.Nominations were received from a broad variety of sources – including UN member and observer states, entities and intergovernmental organisations.The award ceremony will take place on 24 July, at UN headquarters in New York, as part of the annual UN commemoration of International Nelson Mandela Day.The day is typically celebrated on the late South African leader’s birthday, 18 July, when the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others.For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.Source: SAnews.gov
Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJuami Tiongson caught fire late while JR Quiñahan did the dirty work as NLEX repulsed GlobalPort, 109-99, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pint-sized playmaker dropped 14 points in the payoff period, 12 of which coming from beyond-the-arc, as he triggered the Road Warriors’ early fourth quarter blast.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Tiongson wound up with 21 points on 5-of-7 clip from three and four assists.“Juami Tiongson played really good today. That’s the way we want it, we want players stepping up,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “Kevin Alas did not play bad, but Tiongson was just playing so well that I let him finish the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe burly Quiñahan followed suit, scrapping his way down low to rack up 18 markers and off the bench as he helped NLEX grab a 102-91 lead with 4:03 remaining.Aaron Fuller topscored with 33 points that went with 20 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as the Road Warriors moved up to 7-2 in the standings with two games remaining in their schedule. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight sets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need eight wins to make the top four. We have two more games, hard games against TNT and Star, so if we luck on one of those, we’ll get what we’re waiting for,” said Guiao.Murphy Holloway paced GlobalPort (3-4) with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, six steals, and three blocks, while Terrence Romeo came off the bench and fired 24 markers, but went 6-of-13 from threes and committed eight turnovers in the loss.The scores:NLEX 109 – Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99 – Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Guiao felt relieved to have survived the Batang Pier, who missed the services of Stanley Pringle.Pringle left for the United States to be with his ailing father.“We’re lucky that Pringle wasn’t there. I was watching the game against TNT and I was already contemplating on how will we stop this guy. But sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good,” said the veteran mentor.NLEX jumped out of the gates firing, establishing control early, 27-9, with 3:00 left in the first quarter before GlobalPort made a huge run that paved way for a nip-and-tuck battle in the middle quarters.But Tiongson was just stellar, holding off the Batang Pier as the Road Warriors inched closer on nabbing a top four seat that comes with a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT
Total Community Involvement Essential to Fighting the Aedes aegypti Mosquito Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2015 – CARPHA, the Caribbean Public Health Agency is in country for a two day workshop where a national plan is being formed as health and hotel and tourism professionals filled the Occasions conference room for day one of the session, earlier. Health Data, Public Health Concerns and their impact, Prevention of foodborne disease in hotels, Food & Environment safety activities and prevention of Norovirus were apart of today’s agenda. Dr. Lisa Indar is in from CARPHA and at the opening this morning said this initiative has been years in the making. Effects of Norovirus on the TCI Tourism industry two years ago, Dengue Fever and ChikV have all provided reason for pause; officials say the aim is to be on the side of prevention. The training event is sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Human Services, the TC Hotel and Tourism Association, the TCI Tourist Board and CARPHA. Dr. Shandey Malcolm, Deputy Director of Epidemiology has been appointed leader of the national campaign for enhanced synergy between health and tourism. The workshop to enhance health safety in the tourism sector wraps up tomorrow. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Related Items:carpha, dr. lisa indar, dr. shandey malcolm
Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in the second-to-last UEFA Champions League group matchItalian Lega Serie A club Internazionale Milan will visit English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.And Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has given the Italians advice.“Perhaps it was the worst Chelsea performance of the season, but it was also in a stadium that I don’t like. There is an enormous distance from the crowd, so you don’t get the usual atmosphere of an English arena,” Sarri told Sky Sports Italia.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We played badly against a strong opponent.”“Inter are a good team, so I just hope they don’t have the same initial approach that we did,” noted Sarri.“It’s important to contain them in the first 30 minutes, as that is when Spurs are really dangerous.”“Inter must also avoid losing possession in their own half, because when it comes to counter-attacks, Tottenham are one of the most effective teams in Europe,” he concluded.