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Life hung by a thread: endurance of Antarctic fauna in glacial periods

Life hung by a thread: endurance of Antarctic fauna in glacial periods

first_imgToday, Antarctica exhibits some of the harshest environmental conditions for life on Earth. During the last glacial period, Antarctic terrestrial and marine life was challenged by even more extreme environmental conditions. During the present interglacial period, polar life in the Southern Ocean is sustained mainly by large-scale primary production. We argue that during the last glacial period, faunal populations in the Antarctic were limited to very few areas of local marine productivity (polynyas), because complete, multiannual sea-ice and ice shelf coverage shut down most of the Southern Ocean productivity within today’s seasonal sea-ice zone. Both marine sediments containing significant numbers of planktonic and benthic foraminifera and fossil bird stomach oil deposits in the adjacent Antarctic hinterland provide indirect evidence for the existence of polynyas during the last glacial period. We advocate that the existence of productive oases in the form of polynyas during glacial periods was essential for the survival of marine and most higher-trophic terrestrial fauna. Reduced to such refuges, much of today’s life in the high Antarctic realm might have hung by a thread during the last glacial period, because limited resources available to the food web restricted the abundance and productivity of both Antarctic terrestrial and marine life.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Event Cancellations

Mayor’s Message: Event Cancellations

first_imgDear Friends,I continue to be in regular contact with local hospital officials. While we have been fortunate so far this summer to avoid a major spike in coronavirus cases, the doctors urge continued caution. Today, I am announcing the cancellation of all special events through October – including the Baby Parade, the September air shows, the Corvette Show on the Boardwalk, the OCNJ Half Marathon, and the Fall Block Party.It would be irresponsible to stage events that attract dense crowds. We cannot let our guard down. Please continue to avoid large gatherings and please continue to wear face coverings in all public places.After moving to safe harbor during Tropical Storm Isaias, the dredge Ohio is back at work on our beach replenishment project. The contractor is working near the Seventh Street jetty and now expects to reach the southern end of the project area at 13th Street by about August 15. Work will then flip to the northern end of the island between Morningside Road and the jetty at Seaview Road with an anticipated completion date of August 28.The newly rebuilt beaches are clean and wide, and they provide the protection from storms that forms the basis of this Army Corps of Engineers program. I want to thank all of our residents and guests for their patience as this work continues. While it was not Ocean City’s choice to schedule this project in the summer season, I want to thank our partners at the federal and state level for their support and funding of this essential program.The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Watch through 2 a.m. tonight. Please monitor conditions and make sure your vehicles are parked in a safe place before going to bed tonight.Finally, I hope you will join Michele and me in wishing Paul Anselm a happy belated birthday. Paul turned 90 on Wednesday, and he is a gentleman, a friend to many, and a great asset to our Ocean City Historical Museum and our community. Warm regards,  Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

M&S extends roll out of garlic bread made from surplus baguettes

M&S extends roll out of garlic bread made from surplus baguettes

first_imgSource: M&SMarks & Spencer (M&S) is extending the roll out of its frozen garlic bread, made from surplus baguettes, to 200 stores as part of its 2030 goal to halve food waste.It is part of a wider M&S in-store bakery relaunch which has seen eight new products launched, including banana bread and almond muffins – as well as recipe upgrades for existing products.The initiative was trialled in eight stores with unsold baguettes and boules, which are baked fresh daily, being sliced and filled with garlic butter at the end of each day. The products are then sold frozen, priced at £1.00 for the garlic baguette, £1.80 for a twin-pack and £2.00 for the garlic boule.Freezing the garlic bread extends its shelf-life by 30 days, M&S added.Notably, the trial was conducted ‘behind the scenes’ but is now adding shelf-edge signage to engage customers on the food waste reduction concept across the 200 stores.In addition, the packaging used for the garlic bread is now ‘widely recycled’. It is made from translucent paper or paper with a small plastic window and has been rolled out across M&S’ in-store bakery as part of its foal to make all of its packaging widely recycled by 2022.M&S Food director of technology Paul Willgloss said the short shelf-life of in-store bakery products means it can be a challenging area for waste.“Whilst we’ve made great progress in better predicting daily bakery demand and accelerating our charity redistribution, we’ve been looking at how we can innovate our processes to ensure we continually prevent waste. By turning leftover loaves into frozen garlic bread, we’re not only creating delicious new products for family mealtimes, but we’re also helping to spark change together with our customers to significantly reduce waste,” he said.“What’s more, they can now be confident that the packaging they take home from our bakeries will be recycled and given a new purpose too.”M&S is a signatory of Courtauld 2025 – a 10-year voluntary agreement, managed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), which brings together organisations from across the food and drink supply chain to reduce carbon, water and waste associated with it.“This initiative from M&S is a simple solution to a real problem that turns a surplus item into a brand-new product to be enjoyed anew, and stops food being wasted,” added David Moon, head of business collaboration at Wrap.M&S isn’t the only retail to find a new use for its in-store bakery products. In 2019, Tesco used surplus baguettes and batons to create bread pudding and crostini.The frozen garlic bread, made from unsold bakery products, will now be sold in 200 stores following a successful triallast_img read more

Four Duck Hunters Rescued From Chautaqua Lake After Boat Overturns

Four Duck Hunters Rescued From Chautaqua Lake After Boat Overturns

first_imgChautauqua Lake Stock Image.BEMUS POINT – Four duck hunters are expected to recover after they were rescued by first responders when their boat overturned in Chautaqua Lake early Saturday.The Chautaqua County Sheriff’s Office says around 6 a.m. a person ashore called 911 when they heard distress calls coming from the lake near Bemus Point.Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Chautauqua County Wet Emergency Team arrived on scene within five minutes for a search.They discovered that a 15′ outboard vessel for waterfowl hunting had overturned, leaving four hunters in the water for approximately 30 minutes. All four were experiencing symptoms of hypothermia and unable to swim. Only one person was wearing a flotation device at the time.Deputies were able to swim out and bring in two men. The Bemus Point and Ellery Center Volunteer Fire Departments used watercraft to rescue the remaining two.The four are identified as Daniel Auria, Jonathan Bellardo, Matthew Calimeri, and Howard Talbot, all of Chautauqua County.They were taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment of hypothermia symptoms and are expected to recover fully. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MLAX : DODGE BALL: Marasco’s goal with 6 seconds remaining propels SU past Villanova

MLAX : DODGE BALL: Marasco’s goal with 6 seconds remaining propels SU past Villanova

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img VILLANOVA, Pa. — The final 1:17 encapsulated everything that preceded it. Syracuse showed its inability to protect the ball, Villanova took advantage, but the Orange came up with a clutch answer.First, as JoJo Marasco tried to dodge, spin and duck away from the Wildcats’ Brian Karalunas, he lost the ball after a flurry of check attempts.‘It’s all guts at that point,’ Karalunas said. ‘Their guy is carrying it as best he can, I’m trying to take it away as best I can. Fortunately, I won that battle…’The win led to a transition goal the other way, as Karalunas found Kevin Cunningham waiting eagerly 10 yards away from the goal for an easy finish that tied the game with 0:57 left.But in a last-ditch effort, the Orange escaped. With 0:06 remaining, Marasco flashed open in front of the goal and buried a shot off an assist from midfielder Jovan Miller. Villanova was left stunned.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Unfortunately, they scored again,’ Karalunas said, finishing his thought.With that dramatic goal by Marasco, Syracuse (7-0, 2-0 Big East) overcame its second consecutive poor offensive showing to beat the Wildcats 5-4. The majority of the 6,289 were sent home disappointed after seeing a Villanova (7-2, 0-1 Big East) team come up short in a game where it was the more physical side. An inefficient Orange attack mustered barely enough to move to 3-0 in one-goal games this season.Wildcats’ head coach Mike Corrado came into the game knowing his defense had to pressure the Orange. With as much talent as Syracuse has, allowing the offense to work the ball only improves its efficiency, he said.‘They’re very effective if you sit back, so we tried to be aggressive,’ Corrado said. ‘We’ve really adopted a very aggressive philosophy that we’re going to slide early, and we’re going to recover, and we’re going to try to speed things up on teams.’For the bulk of the game, the Villanova defense implemented that plan to perfection. Any time a Syracuse player tried to set up a dodge toward goal, they were beaten and bullied until the ball popped loose — at which point the fans erupted.The aggressiveness and physicality only intensified as the game wore on. In the fourth quarter, SU attack Tom Palasek ran full speed toward goal but was stood up by Villanova’s Andrew Henrich. Minutes later, Jeremy Thompson was flattened in front of the Orange bench.‘They had very good long-sticks that could take the ball away,’ Thompson said. ‘They were tough, they were strong.’Syracuse committed 19 total turnovers, which drew the ire of SU head coach John Desko after the game.The inability to get a steady offensive attack going meant the Orange’s goals came via quick-hitting combinations or individual displays of skill. SU first got on the board when Tim Desko found attack Stephen Keogh sprinting across the face of goal for an instantaneous catch-and-shoot. The second goal was much the same. Only this time, Marasco finished off a pass over the back of his head on a feed from Josh Amidon. And on the third, Kevin Drew sprinted more than half the field for an unassisted tally in transition.But from that point, the Orange went scoreless from a stretch of 40:06, from the first to the fourth quarter.In a game during which the Wildcats didn’t use any stall tactics against the Orange, John Desko was concerned with the lack of production.‘I want to be more composed,’ Desko said. ‘Everybody talks about our senior group out there and guys that have won a couple national championships. … You’d think they’d be a little more composed on the field and move the ball around and let everybody touch it.’But with that not being the case, Syracuse was forced to capitalize on any small opening or space through which one of its attack could dart and dish.And after 59:45 of offensive frustration, Miller took his chance with 15 seconds left. He juked on Villanova’s Mike Brennan and got his hands free enough for a quick feed to Marasco. The sophomore caught and fired on net to suck the wind out of the Wildcat’s sails and send Syracuse home with a win.‘It’s two extremes, you know,’ Karalunas said. ‘It’s about as pumped as could be — you start looking at overtime with 57 seconds left. And (then we) came up six seconds short. It goes from your high to as low as you could get. It’s tough.’[email protected]last_img read more