An experiment involving the supplementary feeding of pups was conducted on Antarctic fur seals to investigate the factors influencing maternal foraging-attendance cycles and the differential use of nutritional resources for growth, maintenance and storage by pups. For 40% of the lactation period, male pups were given a supplement mimicking the chemical composition of Antarctic fur seal milk at a dose equivalent to 35% of the normal mass-specific milk energy intake for the species. Milk consumption, body composition and growth rates were monitored during and after the supplementary feeding period and maternal foraging-attendance cycles were monitored throughout lactation. During the supplementary feeding period, treatment pups (n=8) grew 32% faster and deposited greater adipose tissue stores than controls (n=8) but consumed the same amount of maternal-delivered milk. When supplementary feeding was stopped (timed to coincide with peak maternal milk yield in this species), treatment pups lost mass whereas control group pups continued to grow. Treatment pups weaned at a younger age (109 days) than control pups (116 days) but at the same mass (13 kg). Maternal attendance durations did not differ between the treatment and control groups throughout lactation. However, mothers of treatment pups had significantly shorter foraging trip durations (3.74 days) than mothers of control pups (4.74 days) during the period of supplementary feeding (there were no significant differences throughout the rest of lactation). These findings are in accordance with predictions of a marginal-value model of fur seal lactation behaviour.
Tags: Alan Holsten/Chris Helbig/Elerson G. Smith/Isaiah Weston/James Felila/Lance Lawson/Northern Iowa/Seth Thomas/SUU Football/Trevor Allen/Tyler Skidmore/Will McElvain/Xavior Williams September 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Visits Northern Iowa Saturday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR FALLS, Iowa-Saturday, Southern Utah football seeks to shake off the ill effects of a 56-23 loss at UNLV as they travel to the UNI Dome to face the No. 11 Northern Iowa Panthers.The Panthers gave the No. 21 ranked team in the FBS, Iowa State, a scare, as they only fell to the Cyclones 29-26 in triple overtime.In the loss at Las Vegas last week, the Thunderbirds were led by redshirt sophomore quarterbacks Chris Helbig (14 of 26, 138 yards, rush TD) and redshirt freshman Tyler Skidmore (11 of 16, 157 yards, 2 TD’s).The leading tailback for the Thunderbirds at UNLV was redshirt junior James Felila (14 car, 29 yards) and sophomore tailback Lance Lawson (8 rec, 63 yards) was the leading receiver for SUU.Redshirt junior safety Alan Holsten (6 tackles) was SUU’s defensive leader in the loss at UNLV.The Thunderbirds’ offense is tied for 52nd in FCS in scoring with 23 points and the 56 points they surrendered to the Rebels makes them 100th in scoring defense in the FCS after Week 1.Against Iowa State, Northern Iowa’s statistical leaders were redshirt freshman quarterback Will McElvain (25-42, 228 yards TD), senior tailback Trevor Allen (15 car, 26 yards, TD rec) and redshirt sophomore receiver Isaiah Weston (2 rec, 48 yards).Defensively, redshirt junior defensive lineman Elerson G. Smith and senior defensive lineman Seth Thomas who had a sack apiece led the Panthers against the Cyclones.Northern Iowa’s 23 points against Iowa State tie them for 46th in the FCS in scoring offense. In scoring defense, the Panthers are 56th in the FCS after surrendering 29 points to the Cyclones.Redshirt junior defensive back Xavior Williams also returned a fumble 53 yards for a touchdown against the Cyclones and broke up three passes as well.This game is part of the 2019 Challenge Series between the Big Sky Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference, which the Panthers represent. Brad James
View post tag: US Navy Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy command ship arrives in France for WWII commemorations August 17, 2016 US Navy command ship arrives in France for WWII commemorations U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Theoule-sur-Mer, France, August 14 for a scheduled port visit to participate in commemorative events honoring the liberation of southern France by allied forces during World War II.The primary reason for the port visit is to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Operation Dragoon, which played a pivotal role in the allied liberation of southern France in August 1944.Mount Whitney will also participate in a remembrance ceremony at Rhone American Cemetery, host a reception aboard the ship, and participate in various other ceremonies around the area.Capt. Carlos A. Sardiello, commanding officer, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) said: “The USS Mount Whitney is here in Theoule-sur-Mer conducting a host nation engagement and commemoration of past cooperation between France and the United States to enhance the security environment in the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet area of operations. We are very proud of the crew’s performance and dedication to furthering U.S. Navy actions to support allies and partners working together on common challenges, with all contributions valued, toward a shared vision of prosperity, peace, and stability.” View post tag: USS Mount Whitney
Prime Minister, Mr Chairman, distinguished members,I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to address you this evening.Most of us will have seen the front pages of the main national newspapers last Friday. “Enterprise Sri Lanka: embracing our true birthright” read the bold headline. The campaign message ends: “The spirit of enterprise flows in our veins. If each of us embraces our legacy of entrepreneurial potential, Sri Lanka will flourish again”. All of us here will share this ambition to see Sri Lanka and its businesses thriving.With this ambition in mind I thought I could best use the time I have to share a few reflections on six themes, the first letters of which conveniently spell the word “ACCESS”. “Access” seems appropriate, since so much of what successful business is about involves access, for products and services to markets, for companies to investment.A is for Holding to Account.I was comparing your website with the UK Institute of Directors’ website at the weekend. The UK IOD has as one of its four key objectives: “Lobbying: To represent the interests of IoD members and the business community, to government and all opinion formers. To encourage and foster a climate favourable to entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation.” I was struck that your Institute has no equivalent objective. Perhaps it’s something you might consider. Holding government to account and representing the interests of the business community are critical functions of business leaders in any country. Your voices as captains of industry matter: the government will listen to you.My first C is for Corporate Governance.Among your objectives is to promote professionalism and enhance the level of integrity and ethical business conduct among directors. Whatever the field, it requires a lot more determination and firmer principles to stay straight and play by honest rules when people around you aren’t doing the same and when corruption is a serious problem. Your Institute has 500 members including blue chips, public quoted companies, and private and family businesses. Acting together you have the power to be a formidable force for good practice. You can and should be setting an example – for other companies, Sri Lankan and foreign, for the government and public and private bodies. I am confident that your staff, your shareholders, your investors and your customers will all respect you for it when you do so.My second C is for Competition.“The spirit of enterprise flows in our veins”, to quote from the advert. If I may say so, in my three years here I’ve also seen an apparent dislike of competition flowing in the veins of rather a lot of industries and entrepreneurs. Freer trade, lower barriers, fewer state-owned businesses and less protectionism are keys, I believe, to making Sri Lanka prosperous and to having its companies thrive, not just in domestic markets but around the world. Competition stimulates innovation and efficiencies, it feeds ideas, it encourages product innovation and higher customer service standards. In short it helps push benchmarks up to international levels.One of the advantages of membership your Institute website sets out is that you will get “opportunities to be exposed to the cutting edge of the best practices in the world”. International competition and openness will bring the exposure you are right to be seeking for you members.E is for English.I’m proud of all that my colleagues in the British Council and the British government are doing to help build up standards of English. At the weekend I spoke at the annual British Council International School Awards Ceremony here in Colombo. An amazing 173 schools from all over Sri Lanka took part. As I commented on Twitter, the occasion was a celebration of their success and of the benefits that flow to our schools and our children from Connecting Classrooms around the world. Why does it work? It works because in South America and in Africa, in China and in Russia, and here in Sri Lanka, the tens of thousands of children who take part are able to communicate with each other in English.I believe passionately that through equipping our children with good English we give them, and we give our countries, keys to future success. If you’re in almost any of the service industries that now make up a large part of the Sri Lanka’s GDP, how successful your companies are in the future will depend on this. English is the medium through which you need to be able to explain your competitive advantage in international markets.Lots of good work has been and is being done; much more still needs to be done. My question for you this evening is what more can the business community do to lead, to fund and to encourage.Letter number five: my first S is for Standards.Linking across to my point on competition, I’d like to suggest that many Sri Lankan companies would help themselves by using global standard benchmarks. Whatever the field, in business as in sport, a lack of competition pulls standards down.Tell your teams, “We can and going to be the best in the world” – they’ll like you for it. And set and hold them to global standards. Instil this, and you won’t need to fear the competition.Lots of you will be looking for opportunities for business collaboration, in the region and more widely, through joint ventures and strategic alliances. Ask yourselves where the potential is for intellectual property transfer. Think about how you can use international business, scientific and technical research.And my second S is for Support.I began with A, A for holding the government and others to Account. Hand in hand with this responsibility goes a responsibility for supporting the government, for sharing the good advice that you as a group are able to give that will inform wise decision-making, for standing with the government when it wants to take sensible steps but is meeting opposition. Your website states you are committed to restoring investor confidence in Sri Lanka’s private and public sectors. Many different actors will need to play their parts in this success.Moving Sri Lanka up the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, for example, needs to involve partnership. It needs business and government encouraging, helping and supporting each other. It needs them to be open with and critical of each other. I don’t always get the feeling that the business community is doing as much as it can and needs to be doing to help. History seems to have made its mark – the business community in Sri Lanka is interestingly reluctant to get involved in issues that might be considered political. “Better to keep one’s head down because governments change”, I’m told. “It’s safer to be non-aligned.” I disagree.Of course as business leaders you won’t want to wade into public debate with opinions on everything. But my sense is that there are appropriate opportunities for you to speak up as a group more often than you do. I’d encourage you, for instance, to use your public authority and your influence with the government to help press down on permit mentalities, to simplify the setting up of businesses, to liberalise labour laws that hold development back. The voice of business and your collective voice as business leaders matter.So ACCESS: Holding to Account, Corporate governance, Competition, English, Standards and Support.Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured to have had this opportunity to speak to you this evening.Thank you.
North Coast Music Festival is returning to Union Park in Chicago, IL on August 31 through September 2, 2018. Today, the festival promised that it will reveal its full lineup in early May. However, North Coast’s graphic for this announcement drops a major hint pointing towards British funk group Jamiroquai as headliners.Earlier this month, Jamiroquai returned to the U.S. for their first shows back in thirteen years. In addition to both weekends of Coachella, the group performed at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. On September 8th, the band will return to the U.S. to perform at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY.Additionally, Suwannee Hulaween recently revealed the dates for their 2018 festival (October 26th to 28th) with a short animated video and snuck in a massive hint pointing to Jamiroquai as their headliner. In the clip, the band’s familiar silhouette symbol appears in the corner of the frame, suggesting that Jamiroquai will be performing at the sixth annual event.See below for official proof of North Coast Music Festival’s first major headliner. Head to the festival’s website for more information.
Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Who is the latest headliner at the Kit Kat Klub? American Sniper and Foxcatcher star Sienna Miller! The screen star is succeeding Emma Stone in Broadway’s Cabaret as the “perfectly marvelous” nightclub singer with painted green fingernails, Sally Bowles. Check out these shots of Miller performing “Maybe This Time” and “Mein Herr” in People, then catch her in the flesh at Studio 54 through March 29! Related Shows View Comments Cabaret
Four undergraduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are representing the college in Washington, D.C., serving as 2020 CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.The 12-week fellowship allows these students to have a voice in the nation’s capital, with hands-on learning opportunities in the offices of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Georgia Reps. Doug Collins and Sanford Bishop.“As a first-generation college student, living and working on Capitol Hill was not in the cards for me — at least that’s what I told myself,” said Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major. “Being able to represent my college, my family and my community in D.C. is such an honor and has opened my eyes to the possibilities that being a CAES student brings. It means that I am able to serve my state through agricultural policy work and further build respect for those who work in this capacity.”While in D.C., the students witness how the legislature affects the agricultural industry, from national policy to state-level decisions. They also get to be a part of the conversations, learning from experts with decades of experience.“Being a Congressional Ag Fellow means I have the chance to represent Georgia agriculture in a political environment,” said Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major. “Though I have a small voice, I actively get to work on policy that fights for the state’s top economic industry and all those who contribute.”Since the program’s inception in 1997, CAES has helped develop new generations of agricultural policymakers by providing them with the opportunity to gain real-world experience at the highest level. More than 100 students have been selected for the CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.This year’s students representing UGA as 2020 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include:Julie Bacon, an agricultural communications graduate from Reidsville, Georgia, earned her degree in the spring and is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Ben Murray, a senior agricultural communications major from Alapaha, Georgia, is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major from Columbus, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Doug Collins.Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major from Lake Park, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Sanford Bishop.“The Congressional Ag Fellowship is one of the longest-running internship programs at CAES,” said Amanda Newquist, director of experiential learning at CAES. “Students receive firsthand experience on policy issues that directly affect Georgia’s farmers. Whether they choose to pursue a career in policy or not, the Congressional Ag Fellowship develops marketable skills students will use in their future careers.”The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is funded by Georgia EMC and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.For more information on CAES, the college’s experiential learning initiative, and other opportunities available to students, visit students.caes.uga.edu.
As nations race to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, Japan has become a victim of its own success as slowing new infections has led to a shortage of patients to enroll in clinical trials.Clinical trials are underway for more than a dozen potential vaccines, including at least six in China, but Japan’s first human trials are expected to start next month.In development of treatments, Russia and India approved Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan as a COVID-19 therapy, but Japan, whose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touted the drug’s potential and hoped to approve it in May, won’t see a decision until at least July. “Due to the decreasing number of coronavirus infections, we believe it will take some time before clinical research is completed,” said Tetsuya Nakamura, who is running a trial of Avigan at Gunma University Hospital in central Japan.”It’s a pity that Avigan has been approved overseas but not in Japan.”Japan has fared better than most developed nations in tackling the disease that has killed more than 470,000 worldwide. While the epidemic drove Japan’s medical system to the brink of collapse in recent months, serious cases now number about 60 nationwide.Some 54 COVID-19 related clinical trials have been launched in Japan, but most are still in the patient recruitment phase, according to trials’ tracking data. Interest in Avigan, known generically as favipiravir, soared in March after a Chinese official said it appeared to help patients recover from COVID-19. It is now the subject of at least 25 clinical trials around the world.The regulatory delay on Avigan is partly due to the fact that the studies should have been carried out in multiple countries at once, said Dr. Nakamura. But such studies are “enormously expensive.”Fujifilm said it is working to complete the clinical trials “as soon as possible.”Japanese biotech firm Healios KK said in April it intended to add COVID-19 patients to its experimental lung therapy trial but has not enlisted any as yet.”We were careful to size the cohort in light of the low number of patients in Japan, and so are only seeking to enroll around five patients,” CFO Richard Kincaid said.With a dearth of domestic patients, Japan may have to rely more on overseas data and results to aid in regulatory approvals. That practice is common “if the quality of data is considered to be good enough,” according to health ministry official Yasuyuki Sahara.Sahara did not comment on the Russia or Indian approvals of Avigan and whether data from those nations could be used in Japan. The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, Japan’s primary drug regulator, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Topics :
Topics : Pay disparity between men’s and women’s professional soccer players has been in the spotlight since the United States women’s team sued the governing body U.S. Soccer last year alleging gender discrimination in earnings and working conditions.The team’s claims were dismissed by a court in May and a bid to immediately appeal the decision was denied.Australian soccer’s governing body said in November that it had reached agreement with the players’ union on a new collective bargaining agreement that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and women’s teams.New Zealand and Norway have also moved to address the pay gap between their male and female players.The Brazil women’s team reached the World Cup final in 2007 and Olympic finals in 2004 and 2008. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday that its men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay and prize money.”There is no more gender difference, the CBF is treating men and women equally,” CBF chief Rogerio Caboclo said in statement.The CBF said that it had also appointed two women’s soccer coordinators, Duda Luizelli and Aline Pellegrino.
Topics : He said that as the distance between districts was quite far, with floodwater hitting the districts at different times, some areas started to experience flooding in the past few days after floodwater had already receded in other districts.According to Adi, the highest water level was recorded on the eighth day of the floods, reaching up to 3.5 meters. He said that based on locals’ and the regent’s accounts, flooding in Seruyan regency was the worst it had been in the last 15 years.As reported by kompas.id, besides Seruyan regency, flooding also affected dozens of other districts in six regencies: Katingan, Lamandau, East Kotawaringin, West Kotawaringin, Kapuas and Murung Raya.Read also: Floods hit Jakarta after heavy rainfall in capital, upstream areas Adi said that despite the organization’s efforts to deliver supplies such as staple food, diapers, and hygiene kits to victims, the flood had cut off road access to some villages, leaving residents without access to aid.Reports from TVOne on Tuesday stated that hundreds of residents affected by the flood in Katingan regency, Central Kalimantan, had not received sufficient aid in the past two weeks.Many residents opted to stay in their homes despite struggling to get access to clean water and food. Several residents contracted water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and skin diseases.Acting head of the Central Kalimantan Disaster and Fire Mitigation Agency, Darliansjah, said his agency was trying to deliver aid to affected areas as fast as possible, using helicopters to transport supplies to areas that could not be accessed through land.”We had also deployed health workers to emergency shelters to handle common diseases during flooding,” he said on Sunday as reported by kompas.id.Elsewhere, flooding also struck 15 villages in two districts in Ketapang regency, West Kalimantan.Read also: Two killed, hundreds displaced in Sukabumi flash flood, more rain to come”Water levels varied from 50 centimeters to 2.5 meters,” the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (BNPB) Data Information and Disaster Communication Center head, Raditya Jati, said in a statement.Raditya stated that there were 20 districts in Ketapang regency with a combined population of 270,530 people that were at risk of flooding.”We urge residents to stay alert as the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency [BMKG] has warned of heavy rainstorms in West Kalimantan. We advise those who had to evacuate their homes to always adhere to health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” he said.Both the West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan administrations declared a 14-day state of emergency in response to the flooding, which would last until Sept. 26 and 27 respectively.Heavy downpours also caused flooding in several other regions in Indonesia, including Jakarta and parts of West Java. Massive flooding has inundated dozens of districts in Central Kalimantan and West Kalimantan over the last 15 days, causing the two provincial administrations to declare a state of emergency.Adi Cahyono, head of the Central Kalimantan Indonesia volunteer society of humanitarian organization Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), said that floods had affected 4,509 families in nine districts in Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan.”Based on data from the Central Kalimantan Disaster Mitigation Agency [BPBD], 16,459 people were affected [by the flood]. At least 4,000 houses were damaged in nine districts, namely Seruyan Tengah, Batu Ampar, Antang Kalang, Marikit, Mentaya Hulu, Seruyan Hulu, Suling Tambun, Manjul and Danau Seluluk,” Adi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.