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May
9

Modeling studies of antarctic krill Euphausia superba survival during transport across the Scotia Sea

first_imgAntarctic krill Euphausia superba spawned on the outer continental shelf of the west Antarctic Peninsula can be entrained into the Southern Front of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and transported across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia. A time-dependent, size-structured, physiologically based krill growth model was used to assess the food resources that are needed to sustain Antarctic krill during transport across the Scotia Sea and to allow them to grow to a size observed at South Georgia. Initial Lagrangian simulations provide trajectories that are followed by particles released on the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf. Pelagic phytoplankton concentrations along these trajectories are extracted from historical Coastal Zone Color Scanner measurements from the Antarctic Peninsula-Scotia Sea region and are input to the growth model. The results of these simulations show that pelagic phytoplankton concentrations are not sufficient to support continuous growth of Antarctic krill during the 140 to 160 d needed for transport to South Georgia. The inclusion of a supplemental food source during part of the transport time, such as sea ice algae (up to 80 mg chl a m(-3)), does not significantly alter this result. Survival and growth of larval krill during modeled transport is, however, enhanced by encounters with mesoscale patches of high chlorophyll concentrations (1 mg m(-3)), while subadults and adults benefit less from these conditions. Further simulations show the importance of an additional food source, such as heterotrophic food, for the survival of subadult and adult Antarctic krill. For all planktonic food scenarios tested, krill that begin transport at the Antarctic Peninsula did not reach the smallest age group often observed at South Georgia, the 2+ group, during the 140 to 160 d of transport. Including the effect of increasing temperature across the Scotia Sea on krill growth rate does not significantly alter these results, since the maximum increase in growth due to increased temperature obtained in the simulations was 1.0 mm for both 2 and 22 mm Antarcic krill. These simulations suggest the possibility of alternative transport scenarios, such as Antarctic krill beginning transport at the Antarctic Peninsula in austral summer and overwintering under the sea ice that extends northward from the Weddell Sea into the Scotia Sea. Such an interrupted transport would allow the Antarctic krill to overwinter in a potentially better food environment and begin transport again the following year, growing to a size that is within the range observed for Antarctic krill populations at South Georgia.last_img read more

May
4

Russia: Corvette Makhachkala Casts Off for Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: trials View post tag: Russia Industry news View post tag: Corvette View post tag: Casts View post tag: Makhachkala Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Corvette Makhachkala Casts Off for Sea Trials June 29, 2012 Share this articlecenter_img Russia: Corvette Makhachkala Casts Off for Sea Trials View post tag: off View post tag: sea Buyan-class corvette Makhachkala on June 27 took the sea for the first time to test crew teamwork and main propulsion plant operation in the Baltic Sea…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, June 29, 2012; Image: almaz View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

May
4

Indian Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav Commissioned

first_imgIndian Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav, the 3rd in the series of 90 meters class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was commissioned yesterday at Tuticorin byVice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, Director General Indian Coast Guard. This 90 metres OPV has been designed and built indigenously by M/s GSL and is fitted with the state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries. Her features include an Integrated Bridge System(IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS), High Power External Fire Fighting System (ABS Fi-Fi Class-1) and one indigenous Close Range Naval Gun (CRN-91) along with an optical fire control system. The ship is designed to carry one Helicopter and five high speed boats for Search and Rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill at sea. The ship is fitted with advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) making it an apt platform to carryout search and rescue operations in Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR).The ship draws 1940 tons and is propelled by two diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 26 Knots. At economical speed, it has an endurance of 4500 nautical miles and can stay at sea for 15 days without any replenishment. The sustenance and reach coupled with the latest and modern equipment and systems, provide her with the capability to perform the role of a command platform and accomplish all Coast Guard charter of duties.The ship on joining Coast Guard Fleet will be deployed extensively for the EEZ surveillance and such other duties as enlisted in Coast Guard Charter. The vessel will be exploited extensively in the Eastern region, more so, in the sensitive Gulf of Mannar and up to the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) with Sri Lanka, to safeguard the maritime interests of India.ICGS Vaibhav, will be manned by 10 Officers and 84 men under the command of Deputy Inspector General Sanjiv Trikha and will be based at Tuticorin under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (East).[mappress]Press Release, May 22, 2013; Image: Goa Shipyard Industry news Share this article Indian Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav Commissionedcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav Commissioned May 22, 2013last_img read more

Apr
21

DrieM is at cutting edge

first_imgTwo new cutters, specially developed for the DrieM d’Artagnan Artisanal Breadsheet bread and pizza dough line, are now available in the UK through distributor Benier (UK).The cutters can produce up to 10,000 baguettes per hour, and aim to create an authentic artisanal look.The company said that, in order to compensate for the fact that doughs used in artisanal breads are typically more fluid than those used in automated bread plants, the DrieM bread and pizza dough line uses sheeting technology. The dough is reduced through a patented sheeting process, using three progressively tighter sets of rollers to produce the initial undamaged dough sheet.The technology then sets the dough sheet in length and width to produce the final dough sheet while maintaining the original dough structure.The new cutters give bakers the opportunity to cut the end of the bread to give the baguettes a more handmade look, said Benier.last_img read more

Apr
20

News story: Military to donate unused ration packs to charities

first_img I am delighted to be able to provide support for this important issue. Ration packs help provide nutritionally balanced meals to our armed forces on operations around the world. But charity begins at home, and I’m pleased our partnership with FareShare will make sure no food goes to waste. FareShare does a fantastic job redistributing food across the country and I’m proud the military can support communities in this way. Under the plans, the military will provide operational ration packs to FareShare, a charity who distributes food to nearly 10,000 UK charities, including community groups, homeless hostels and lunch groups for the elderly.The ration packs are enough to sustain ten soldiers for a 24 hour period and include items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, such as porridge, sausages, baked beans, pasta and rice. The range of ingredients enables the preparation of nutritionally balanced meals and provides 4000 calories to sustain an active person over a 24 hour period.Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said:center_img The ration packs donated by the MOD will help the recipient charities save on food bills, allowing them re-invest money into essential support programmes.Around 2 million ration packs are used by the military every year, with less than 1% of the MOD’s stock requiring disposal. This scheme means that when it becomes clear a batch of ration packs can’t be used, there is an opportunity to gift to those in need and ensure that any good food does not go to waste.The MOD is committed to keeping disposals to an absolute minimum, and this scheme will help reduce these even further.The operational ration pack provides a two course breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner, as well as a number of drinks, both hot and cold.Once transferred from the MOD, FareShare will distribute them to their UK-wide charity network.Roger West, Director Logistic Delivery Operating Centre at Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the MOD’s procurement organisation, said: This solution will deliver food products where they are needed while also minimising waste. Our Corporate Social Responsibility is important to us and we continue to explore ways to do more; this is the right thing to do.last_img read more

Mar
1

Two elected to Harvard Corporation

first_imgTimothy R. Barakett ’87, M.B.A. ’93, and Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar ’93 have been elected as members of the Harvard Corporation. Both will assume their roles on July 1.Barakett, a native of Canada, is a highly regarded expert in finance, an active investor and philanthropist, and an experienced trustee in education, health care, and beyond. He is also a dedicated alumni leader who played a prominent role in The Harvard Campaign, especially in efforts to augment student financial aid.Cuéllar, a native of Mexico, is a justice of the Supreme Court of California and a longtime leading member of the Stanford faculty. A lawyer and a political scientist, he has directed Stanford’s principal institute for international studies, has served in varied roles in federal government, and currently sits on the Harvard Board of Overseers.“We’re very much looking forward to having Tim Barakett and Tino Cuéllar join the Corporation next July,” said William F. Lee, the Corporation’s senior fellow and chair of its governance committee. “Both are dedicated Harvard alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers. Both are experienced board members who share a commitment to creating opportunity for others. Tino offers a remarkable breadth of experience and accomplishment in higher education and public service. Tim will bring us notable financial and business savvy, as well as deep engagement with alumni affairs and philanthropy. Their expertise and perspectives, as well as their collegiality, promise to contribute greatly to the Corporation’s work.”Timothy R. BarakettKnown for his business and finance acumen, his involvement with diverse nonprofit organizations, and his leadership in alumni affairs and development, Barakett founded and led Atticus Capital, a diversified asset-management firm, where he served as chairman and CEO for 15 years. Under his leadership, the firm grew to more than $20 billion in assets at its peak.Barakett wound down Atticus Capital in 2010 to spend more time with his family and pursue his philanthropic interests. An active investor, he has served since 2010 as chairman of TRB Advisors, which manages his family’s capital; as co-founder and non-executive chairman of Stabilis Capital Management, a private investment firm; and as lead investor and director of GreyCastle Holdings, a reinsurance business. He also serves on the executive committee of Castleton Commodities International, a trading and infrastructure company with activities worldwide.Barakett has emerged in recent years as a rising alumni leader at Harvard. He was a member of the University-wide executive committee for the recently concluded Harvard Campaign, and he co-chaired both the Faculty of Arts and Sciences steering committee for the campaign and the committee on financial aid. A member of the Committee on University Resources, he has helped raise reunion gifts for the College Class of 1987 and the Harvard Business School Class of 1993.“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Harvard Corporation,” said Barakett. “I know firsthand the impact that Harvard can have on individuals, communities, and organizations throughout the world, and I look forward to working with President [Larry] Bacow, the members of the Corporation, and Harvard’s leadership to further its important mission.”The Barakett family’s largest gift to Harvard, supporting financial aid, was critical in the launch of start-up grants for first-year undergraduates from low-income families. As Barakett told the Harvard Gazette in 2016, these supplementary grants are meant to “give new students more financial freedom to choose their activities, whatever they may be — doing public service, getting involved in student organizations, or even just the freedom to have dinner in a restaurant with classmates — because these experiences are such an important part of their student life and education. We want to help empower them to create their best Harvard experience, and never to feel they are on the periphery.”Barakett is a trustee and executive committee member for the Dalton School, a past trustee of the New York Public Library, and a past board member for the Mount Sinai Hospital, Continuum Health Partners, and St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has served on public company boards in England and France.The Baraketts’ philanthropy has emphasized efforts to promote equity and inclusion in education, health care, and other spheres. They have provided support to such organizations as the New York Public Library, especially its after-school programs at local branch libraries; Education Superhighway, which promotes high-speed internet access for classrooms nationwide; Freedom to Marry, dedicated to marriage equality; the Robin Hood Foundation, a leading anti-poverty organization; and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.A native of Montreal and a first-generation college student, Barakett concentrated in economics at Harvard College. A star College hockey player drafted by the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, he was a member of Team Canada in 1987, and he played professional hockey in Switzerland in 1987‒88.Shifting his attention to finance, he served as a senior associate at Battery Ventures from 1988 to 1991. After receiving his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, he was a managing director at Junction Advisors before founding Atticus Capital in 1995.Mariano-Florentino (Tino) CuéllarA justice of the Supreme Court of California since 2015 and a Harvard Overseer since 2017, Tino Cuéllar is a respected judge and longtime law professor known for his intellectual range, his international perspective, and his devotion to public service.Born in Matamoros, Mexico, the son of educators from Northern Mexico, he moved with his family to Calexico, Calif., just across the border from its sister city, Mexicali, at age 14. After graduating from Harvard College, where he concentrated in government and political psychology, he received an M.A. in political science from Stanford in 1996 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997, before serving as senior adviser to the undersecretary for enforcement in the U.S. Treasury Department. He was awarded a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford in 2000, and served in 2000‒01 as a law clerk for Chief Judge Mary Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.In 2001, Cuéllar joined the Stanford law faculty, where he became a full professor in 2007 and the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law in 2012. His scholarship and teaching explore legal and institutional change across a wide range of fields, including administrative law and legislation, cyberlaw, criminal justice, public health law, immigration, and international law and security. As director of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies from 2013 to 2015, he oversaw an array of 12 centers and programs focused on such diverse areas as governance and development, international security, health policy, food security and the environment, and contemporary Asia.His leadership roles at Stanford have included stints as director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, co-chair of the Stanford Global Development and Poverty Initiative, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and chair of the Stanford Law School Appointments Committee.“When I arrived at Harvard from a small California border town, I found opportunities I could scarcely have imagined,” said Cuéllar. “The privilege of serving on the Corporation represents a chance to do all I can to help others have the same life-changing opportunities. At a time when the world faces daunting challenges, from protecting our planet to healing the sick to bridging divides with decency and candor, I look forward to working with President Bacow and the governing boards to ensure that Harvard continues to live up to its promise as a force for creativity, integrity, and humanity.”While on leave from Stanford, Cuéllar co-chaired the Immigration Policy Working Group for the Obama-Biden transition in 2008‒09. He then served in the White House as special assistant to the president for justice and regulatory policy in 2009-10, advising on such issues as criminal sentencing, public health and safety, regulatory reform, civil rights, and immigration. After resuming active faculty service, he co-chaired the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission and served on the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States.Announcing Cuéllar’s nomination to the Supreme Court of California in 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown said: “Tino Cuéllar is a renowned scholar who has served two presidents and made significant contributions to both political science and the law. His vast knowledge and even temperament will — without question — add further luster to our highest court.” Cuéllar began serving as a justice in 2015, joining one of the most influential state supreme courts in the nation. Shortly after, he was named to chair the task force that oversees implementation of the California judiciary’s language-access plan, serving millions of Californians with limited proficiency in English.He remains the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford. As a Harvard Overseer, he serves on the standing committees on social sciences and institutional policy, the advisory committee on honorary degrees, and the visiting committees for both the Design School and the Medical School. He taught January-term courses at Harvard Law School in 2016 and 2017.Cuéllar chairs the board of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; the advisory board of AI Now (an initiative at New York University exploring the impacts of artificial intelligence); and the advisory board of Stanford Seed (focused on alleviating global poverty). He is a trustee of the Hewlett Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute’s governing council. He was Stanford University’s principal commencement speaker in June 2017.In accordance with Harvard’s charter, Barakett and Cuéllar were elected yesterday by the President and Fellows, with the consent of the Board of Overseers.Their election follows the arrival on the Corporation last July of Carolyn A. Martin, president of Amherst College, and Penny S. Pritzker ’81, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Barakett and Cuéllar will fill vacancies created by the planned departures of Susan L. Graham ’64, the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and Jessica Tuchman Mathews ’67, former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College, the Harvard Corporation is the oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere. Chartered in 1650, the Corporation exercises fiduciary responsibility with regard to the University’s academic, financial, and physical resources and overall well-being. With 13 members, the Corporation is one of Harvard’s two governing boards. Members of the other, the Board of Overseers, are elected by holders of Harvard degrees.Nominations and advice regarding future Corporation appointments may be sent in confidence to [email protected]last_img read more

Jan
18

Sandra Mae Frank & Katie Boeck on Sharing the Role of Wendla in Spring Awakening

first_img Related Shows Spring Awakening Creating a character on stage is a very personal act of transformation, which makes the double casting of Spring Awakening so unusual. Sandra Mae Frank gives a blazing performance as Wendla in Deaf West’s acclaimed Broadway revival, but because Frank is deaf, she shares the role with Katie Boeck, a soulful singer, actress and musician who becomes the voice of the young heroine. In a lively pre-show conversation (with Frank’s mile-a-minute signing voiced by an ASL interpreter), the co-stars reflected on their singular bond and joy of making their Broadway debuts.Q: First things first: What’s it like to play the same character simultaneously? KATIE: Initially, I thought I would just be standing in the band, speaking and observing, but Sandy and I developed a strong emotional connection. I feel like I am playing her conscience, exploring the subtext of the character.SANDRA: As a deaf actor, I’d rather have a voice actor sit in back and not be seen. In my experience, voice actors try to steal the stage and the focus goes to them, but Katie doesn’t do that. She is amazing, and [director] Michael Arden brought a brilliant vision of having us be together without it getting weird.KATIE: It’s an interesting acting exercise, because she’s making a lot of the character’s choices for me. I’m following her.SANDRA: And our chemistry was instant. We automatically knew how to work together and find the moments we should connect on stage. And I need her! She’s my thinking; she’s my information. She’s who is talking.KATIE: I get to be inside her mind, and on top of that, I get to play guitar and do all the things I love to do. I feel really lucky.Q: When you met, did you think, “We look nothing alike. Why have they put us together?” SANDRA: Absolutely. Look how tall and blonde she is!KATIE: I thought, this girl is sassy! I’m a little quieter. But it works better this way. Visually, people do not think we’re sisters. [As Wendla] Sandy is living in the real world, and I am her guardian angel.Q: Each of you is tackling a unique challenge in this show. Sandra, how do you experience the music on stage?SANDRA: First of all, I love musicals. I’m completely deaf, but I grew up watching musicals on television, and I told my mother, “I’m going to do a musical one day.” Spring Awakening came along, and here I am! Experiencing the process with Katie made it easier because I rely on her breathing, especially when she is singing. Breath is my “thing” for acting, and it helps me find the beat. People in the show joke, “You’re not deaf because you’re so on beat.”KATIE: Sometimes I forget that she’s deaf because she has such a remarkable sense of internal rhythm.SANDRA: This is my first musical, but I can say for sure that it’s not going to be my last.Q: Katie, how have you managed learning sign language? Are you fluent now?KATIE: Oh, I’m definitely not fluent! I spend so much time playing the guitar that I didn’t get a lot of practice signing. Sign language totally terrified me at first because my personality is based on my voice, and there was no way for Sandy to know what that sounded like. But for some reason, even before I knew any sign language, she and I were natural communicators.Q: How do you spend your days off?KATIE: We’re off on Wednesdays, so we’ve been seeing a lot of theater. We just saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.SANDRA: I saw it twice!KATIE: We saw Fun Home and Amazing Grace.SANDRA: I saw Something Rotten!, and I loved it so much that I went back a second time without the captions. It was so funny that I understood everything without captions.Q: What’s the best thing about making your Broadway debut?SANDRA: We’ve created a family over the past year, and now I’m on Broadway with my family.KATIE: When we first started, a lot of us [hearing actors] were like, “A musical with deaf people? Okaaay.” But I had been trying to make it in the music business for nine years, and I thought, “Well, this is a job.” Right away, we knew we had a special show. Seeing the effect on deaf audiences, on hearing audiences, has been amazing. And to share the story on a Broadway stage is incredibly rewarding. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

Dec
17

Purposeful Talent Development: Create a habit of learning

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » To keep pace with changing personal goals, technology and organizational initiatives, our knowledge and skills need to evolve and develop. The book you read, course you attended or degree you earned just last month or 10 years ago will not sustain you for the rest of your career. We need to continually build our knowledge and develop our skills to stay up-to-date in order to succeed in our roles and grow our careers.The barrier that we encounter is that talent development often takes a back seat to daily operations. We need to get out of the mindset that learning is an indulgence that we devote time to when it is convenient. Learning supports productivity, interpersonal relationships, member experience and therefore organizational goals and strategy. Help yourself and others create space in the day for development by establishing a climate that supports a habit of learning and engages individuals in leveraging opportunities to learn every day.As great as it can be to get off-site and engage in learning, you don’t always have to do it through a week-long or full-day event. You can gain a new perspective with a five-minute review of an article or a quick conversation with a colleague.last_img read more

Oct
19

Sandiaga says some Gerindra members want him to run for party chairman

first_imgGerindra Party executive and former vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno has acknowledged that several Gerindra members want him to run for the party chairmanship in the upcoming national congress.He added, however, that whether he would run was in the hands of the current party chairman, Prabowo Subianto, who had held the position since 2014.“It’s true [that some members support me], but we leave the decision up to Pak Prabowo,” Sandiaga said on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com. In the meantime, Sandiaga said his focus was on performing his duties by gaining support for Gerindra from voters across the country. The businessman-turned-politician first joined Gerindra in 2015 and successfully ran to be the party’s nominee for Jakarta deputy governor two years later. He resigned from the party shortly before being announced as Prabowo’s running mate in the presidential election in 2018, in an effort to avoid an all-Gerindra presidential ticket and to appease other parties in the coalition.He returned to the party last year following the pair’s loss in the presidential election.Gerindra secretary-general Ahmad Muzani, however, said there would be no other chairmanship candidates in the upcoming congress, the place and time for which had yet to be decided.”Insyaallah [God willing], only Pak Prabowo will run for the chairmanship. I think we all have agreed on it,” Muzani said, as quoted by kompas.com.(vny)Topics :last_img read more

Oct
18

Boost productivity and empower your workforce with RPA

first_imgPlease note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no cost. In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media Ltd does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information may be shared with the owners of that document or information. Company: FujitsuFormat: PDFLength: 2 pagesType: White Paper Retailers are under increasing pressure from new discount formats, online retailing and the introduction of the national living wage. They need new ways to boost productivity and empower their workforce to deliver great customer service – and get ahead of the competition.,Retailers are under increasing pressure from new discount formats, online retailing and the introduction of the national living wage. They need new ways to boost productivity and empower their workforce to deliver great customer service – and get ahead of the competition.Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help, taking care of mundane processes, so your people can reskill, spend more time advising customers, and be more productive in other areas.One major UK retailer recently invested in RPA with Fujitsu and Thoughtonomy, and was able to:Cut reporting time from hours to minutesReduce operating costs by 81%Save £300,000 annuallyDownload the case study and for more on the power of RPA in retail, take a look at our video and see how it can help you accelerate recruitment, onboarding, customer management, and other previously manual processes.Fill out the form below to download the pdf and view video.last_img read more