Methods for detecting and quantifying individual specialisation in movement and foraging strategies of marine predators

first_imgThere is increasing realisation that individuals in many animal populations differ substantially in resource, space or habitat use. Differences that cannot be attributed to any a priori way of classifying individuals (i.e. age, sex and other group effects) are often termed ‘individual specialisation’. The aim of this paper is to assess the most common approaches for detecting and quantifying individual specialisation and consistencies in foraging behaviour, movement patterns and diet of marine predators using 3 types of data: conventional diet data, stable isotope ratios and tracking data. Methods using conventional diet data rely on a comparison between the proportions of each dietary source in the total diet and in the diet of individuals, or analyses of the statistical distribution of a prey metric (e.g. size); the latter often involves comparing ratios of individual and population variance. Approaches frequently used to analyse stable isotope or tracking data reduced to 1 dimension (trip characteristics, e.g. maximum trip distance or latitude/longitude at certain landmarks) include correlation tests and repeatability analysis. Finally, various spatial analyses are applied to other types of tracking data (e.g. distances between centroids of distributions or migratory routes, or overlap between distributions), and methods exist to compare habitat use. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches, issues arising from other effects unrelated to individual specialisation per se (in particular those related to temporal scale) and potential solutions.last_img read more

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Archibald Lang McLean (1885-1922) – Explorer, writer and soldier

first_imgArchibald McLean qualified in Sydney in 1910 and in the following year joined Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914). He took a full part in the expedition and was forced to stay an extra year when Mawson failed to return to the base before the ship left. During this time he edited the expedition newspaper, The Adelie Blizzard. His writing impressed Mawson who invited him to work on the book about the expedition. This necessitated visiting England to liaise with publishers and promote the book. He was in England when the First World War broke out and he was commissioned in the RAMC and sent to France. He was invalided out of the army in 1916 and returned to Australia where he obtained his MD for his research in the Antarctic. Then he joined the Australian Army Medical Corps and returned to France where he won the Military Cross and he also suffered gassing. During the war, he developed TB and was unwell when he returned to Australia.last_img read more

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Former SUU Football Star Promoted To Raiders’ Active Roster

first_img Brad James October 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former SUU Football Star Promoted To Raiders’ Active Roster FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOAKLAND, Calif.-Per the official Twitter account of the Oakland Raiders, former Southern Utah star linebacker James Cowser has been promoted to the team’s active roster ahead of Thursday’s game at San Francisco Tuesday afternoon.Cowser, who was the 2015 FCS defensive player of the year while starring for the Thunderbirds, is also the all-time FCS record-holder for career sacks (59) and tackles for a loss (80).As an undrafted free agent, Cowser signed with the Raiders in 2016 and was waived on September 1 of this year.The Raiders brought him back October 22 and had him on the practice squad until his Tuesday afternoon promotion.In 22 career games with the Raiders, he has one sack, one forced fumble, 27 tackles and 18 solo stops. Written by Tags: FCS Defensive Player of the Year/James Cowser/Oakland Raiders/practice squad/San Francisco/Southern Utahlast_img read more

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SUU Football Hosts Montana Saturday

first_img Brad James Tags: Adam Eastwood/Chinedu Ahanonu/Dalton Sneed/Dante Olson/Eccles Coliseum/Jay Green/Landen Measom/Montana Grizzlies/Samuel Akem/SUU Football/Taylor Nelson/Tyler Skidmore Written by November 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Hosts Montana Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, Southern Utah football ensues in its 3-game homestand by hosting the Montana Grizzlies at Eccles Coliseum.The Thunderbirds will be hosting their Salute To Service game. For these festivities, those with a valid Military ID will receive free tickets and the various branches of the military will be recognized at halftime.Additionally, 1,000 U.S. flags will be handed out to early-arriving Thunderbirds fans and all in attendance are encouraged to wear black.The Thunderbirds are currently 1-7 on the season but come in with a new signal-caller in Tyler Skidmore, who in his debut, a 42-39 loss to Northern Colorado October 27, threw for 330 yards and a touchdown pass.SUU’s leading tailback remains Jay Green who has run for 698 yards and five scores on the season.The Thunderbirds’ leading receiver is Landen Measom who has 39 grabs for 525 yards and a score in 2018.Linebacker Chinedu Ahanonu remains SUU’s defensive leader as he has 65 stops, including 8.5 tackles for a loss.Senior linebacker Taylor Nelson is the national leader with four fumble recoveries.The Grizzlies are currently 4-4 and 2-3 in Big Sky Conference play and visit Eccles Coliseum having suffered three straight losses.Montana is led by signal-caller Dalton Sneed who completes 62.6 percent of his passes on the season for 1,826 yards, 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, while also running for 473 yards and five more scores.Tailback Adam Eastwood also bolsters the Grizzlies’ offense, as he has run for 439 yards and six touchdowns on the season.The leading receiver for Montana is Samuel Akem, who has amassed 42 receptions for 513 yards and eight touchdowns.Defensively, linebacker Dante Olson has six sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss on the season. Olson also leads the nation with 15 tackles per game.The series between the Thunderbirds and Grizzlies dates back to 1996 while Montana leads the all-time series 6-2.SUU seeks its first win against Montana since 2012, when the Thunderbirds prevailed 30-20 at Missoula, Mont.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/1/20

first_imgDecember 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/1/20 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWisconsin 82, Green Bay 42Creighton 94, Nebraska-Omaha 67Villanova 87, Hartford 53North Carolina, 67 Stanford 63Virginia 76, St. Francis (Pa.) 51Texas 66, Indiana 44Michigan St. 75, Duke 69Kentucky 65, Kansas 62MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERSeattle 1, FC Dallas 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/24/21

first_imgJanuary 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/24/21 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 107, Indiana 102LA Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 100Boston 141, Cleveland 103Charlotte 107, Orlando 104San Antonio 121, Washington 101Milwaukee 129, Atlanta 115Portland 116, New York 113Sacramento at Memphis (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEChicago 6, Detroit 2Buffalo 4, Washington 3 (SO)Vegas 1, Arizona 0Toronto 3, Calgary 2New Jersey 2, NY Islanders 0Pittsburgh 3, NY Rangers 2Anaheim 3, Colorado 1Dallas 3, Nashville 2Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 3San Jose 5, Minnesota 3Edmonton 4, Winnipeg 3NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 31, Green Bay 26Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLNebraska at Iowa (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Delta Girls Win Snow Canyon Invitational

first_img Brad James March 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Delta Girls Win Snow Canyon Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, Delta’s girls won the Snow Canyon Invitational as the Rabbits posted 100 points, easily outdistancing second-place Desert Hills with 78 points. Millard’s girls finished ninth with 27 points. North Sanpete’s girls finished 10th with 23 points. Richfield placed 12th with 18 points.For the boys, Skyridge took the team title with 145 points.Delta’s boys placed seventh with 37 points and Millard’s boys placed 12th with 15 points.The Millard girls won the medley relay, posting a time of 4:35.62. The Eagles were represented by Lizzy Despain, Sadie Jensen, Katy Kelly and Audrey Camp.Delta’s girls finished third in the medley (4:41.78). The Rabbits were represented by Keelie Bunker, Meg Nielson, Kaeshay Brough and Kayli Baker.In the boys’ medley, Millard placed first (4:02.35). The Eagles in this event were Conner Hem, Hunter Rodriguez, Wade Brunson and Michael Ralphs.Delta’s boys placed second in the medley (4:05.12). The Rabbits were represented by Austin Loe, Trey Butler, Hagen Nielson and Gage Smith in this event.Delta’s Savannah Nielson placed 1st in the 100-meter hurdles (14.76 seconds) with Richfield’s Melissa Crane placing fourth (15.84 seconds). She also took the 300-meter hurdles crown (44.87 seconds). Her teammates, Adi Nielson (47.80 seconds) and Ebondy Dodoo (47.80 seconds) placed second and third respectively. Crane placed fourth (49.65 seconds).The Delta girls won the 4 x 100 relay title (50.89 seconds). In this race, the Rabbits were represented by Meg Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Adi Nielson and Megan Atkinson.Adi Nielson of Delta won the girls’ 400-meter title (58.05 seconds). She also finished second in the 200-meter dash (25.49 seconds).Millard’s Katy Kelly placed seventh in the girls’ 800-meter run (2:27.37).The Eagles’ girls placed third in the 4 x 400 relay (4:14.42). In this event, Millard was represented by Audrey Camp, Katy Kelly, Mary DeGraffenried and Kara Camp.North Sanpete’s Tylee Henry finished second in the high jump, posting a leap of 5-01.00.Delta’s Spencer Forsyth placed fourth in the boys’ long jump (20-08.25).Braxton Bond of Millard finished fifth in the boys’ javelin with a toss of 153-00.Delta’s girls bolstered their team championship with a strong showing in the shot put.In this event, Haylee Christenson (35-02.00) placed second, Saylor Day (33-11.50) finished fifth and Emmie Willoughby (30-08.75) placed eighth.center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Chevron signs $5bn deal to acquire Noble Energy

first_img Chevron’s headquarters in San Ramon, California in the US. (Credit: Coolcaesar/Wikipedia) Energy firm Chevron has agreed to acquire US-based Noble Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at $5bn.Under the terms of the deal, Noble Energy shareholders will receive 0.1191 shares of Chevron for each share held. The transaction has a total enterprise value of $13bn including debt.This is touted to be the biggest energy deal in the US amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected the global oil demand, reported Reuters.Chevron expects the acquisition of Noble Energy to provide low-cost, proved reserves and attractive undeveloped resources, complementing its upstream portfolio.Additionally, Noble Energy’s low-capital, cash-generating offshore assets in Israel would boost Chevron’s position in the Eastern Mediterranean.Chevron chairman and CEO Michael Wirth said: “This is a cost-effective opportunity for Chevron to acquire additional proved reserves and resources. Noble Energy’s multi-asset, high-quality portfolio will enhance geographic diversity, increase capital flexibility, and improve our ability to generate strong cash flow.“These assets play to Chevron’s operational strengths, and the transaction underscores our commitment to capital discipline. We look forward to welcoming the Noble Energy team and shareholders to bring together the best of our organizations.”Chevron also expects the deal to complement its assets in Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado and the Permian Basin in the US.Noble Energy shareholders to own 3% stake in combined companyUpon completion of the deal, Noble Energy shareholders will have approximately 3% stake in the combined company.Noble Energy chairman and CEO David Stover said: “The combination with Chevron is a compelling opportunity to join an admired global, diversified energy leader with a top-tier balance sheet and strong shareholder returns.“As we looked to build on this positive momentum, the Noble Energy Board of Directors and management team conducted a thorough process and concluded that this transaction is the best way to maximize value for all Noble Energy shareholders.”Scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, the transaction is subject to Noble Energy shareholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.Recently, Chevron’s wholly-owned subsidiary Chevron Australia Downstream announced the acquisition of Puma Energy (Australia), for AU$425m ($292.2m). As per the deal, Noble Energy shareholders will receive 0.1191 Chevron shares for each share heldlast_img read more

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Boxing event raises £18k for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Boxing event raises £18k for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice previous nextAgencies & PeopleBoxing event raises £18k for Noah’s Ark Children’s HospiceEvening organised by Paul Shamplina sells out with Tottenham Hotspur star Gary Mabbutt guest of honour.Nigel Lewis5th June 201701,554 Views A charity boxing event held in association with Landlord Action and sponsored by Hamilton Fraser raised £18,000 last week for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.The sell-out Rumble with the Agents evening featured six boxing matches watched by guests who enjoyed a three-course dinner at the Holiday Inn hotel in Finchley Central, North London.Organised by Landlord Action’s and TV star Paul Shamplina (pictured, far right), the audience included a range of property professionals including sales and letting agents, developers and industry suppliers as well as representative from the charity.A raffle was held by former Tottenham Hotspur captain and 16-times capped England player Gary ‘Mabbsy’ Mabbutt (pictured centre left), who oversaw lively bidding for sporting memorabilia including a signed Arsenal shirt from 1971, a signed Anthony Joshua boxing glove and an original 1996 World Cup final ticket signed by Geoff Hurst – which sold for £750.Mabbutt is an ambassador for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, which is the chosen charity of Tottenham Hotspur FC.The boxing matches were fought by ten participants with little or no previous boxing experience but who had undergone a regime of training and coaching before the bouts. All ten come from property industry backgrounds.The included director Sam Murphy of Highfield Investments (second from right), sales negotiator Sam Bacon (third from right), Jake Kinsler from Urban Spaces (fifth from left), Tommy Hughes from Auction House London (fourth from right) and James Gerrard of Restoration London Group (third from left).Also in attendance as a guest of honour was John Stracey, the former British world welterweight boxing champion (pictured, centre right).Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice“We are thrilled that ‘Rumble with the Agents’ chose to support Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and that we are part of this incredible evening for another year,” says Sarah Cadogan, Corporate Partnerships Manager.“A massive thank you to the organisers Paul and Rita Shamplina, those who came along for the evening, the donors and all the boxers who trained for months, who have made every precious moment count and have raised an amazing £18,000 for the babies, children, young people and families supported by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.”‘Rumble with the Agents’ will be back next year. For more information on how you can take part, donate or attend the event, please visit www.rumblewiththeagents.co.ukgary mabutt Landlord Action Paul Shamplina Boxing event raises £18k for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice Rumble with the Agents June 5, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Now even freeholders shouldn’t rent out via Airbnb, says developer

first_imgA development being completed near Chichester in West Sussex is believed to be the first in the UK whose builder has confirmed it includes leasehold and freehold covenants preventing short-let Airbnb-style rentals.Shopwyke Lakes (pictured, right), which includes 80+ properties from £229,000 to £625,000 being developed by CALA Homes, includes freehold houses of up to five bedrooms as well as one and two-bedroom leasehold apartments.All will feature covenants within their freeholds and leases preventing their use for “commercial purposes”.The company says the covenants at the development are specific to it and that the company has no group-wide policy on the use of Airbnb or short-term lets.“Regarding Shopwyke Lakes in Chichester, there is no specific clause which prohibits homeowners renting out their property with Airbnb,” said a CALA spokesperson.“However, in the interests of creating sustainable communities and enjoyable places to live, there is a covenant that the property must be maintained as a private residence and is not to be used for commercial purposes.“Any form of short term holiday let would be viewed as a breach of this covenant.”Covenants that prevent leasehold properties from being used for short-term lets are not uncommon. This was highlighted by a case last year – Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd – in which a freeholder in North London took a leaseholder to court for breaching a ‘private residence’ covenant by renting out her flat via Airbnb. The court found in the freeholder’s favour.Consistent approachThe Negotiator contacted the Home Builders Federation (HBF) to ask if they could comment on whether there was a consistent approach nationally among builders to short-term lets via Airbnb and was told there was not.“The best we can say is that it’s down to individual builders what they insert into freeholds or leaseholds but it’s a very new thing,” said spokesman Steve Turner.This would be a worrying if more builders like CALA Homes were to insert what are in effect ‘no Airbnb’ clauses into their freeholds. This would mean, as is the case for leaseholds, that thousands of house owners may soon be unwittingly breaching their freehold covenants by renting out their homes via Airbnb. Cala Homes Shopwyke Lakes July 25, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Now even freeholders shouldn’t rent out via Airbnb, says developer previous nextLand & New HomesNow even freeholders shouldn’t rent out via Airbnb, says developerCALA Homes has inserted unusual terms into both leaseholds and freeholds at its Shopwyke Lakes site.Nigel Lewis25th July 201703,532 Viewslast_img read more

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