This is the first comprehensive study of at-sea activity patterns of albatrosses during the nonbreeding period, based on data from combination geolocator–immersion loggers deployed on the wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris, grey-headed albatross T. chrysostoma and light-mantled albatross Phoebetria palpebrata from South Georgia (54°00’S, 38°03’W). Differences in behaviour among species observed during the breeding season were maintained during the nonbreeding period, suggesting a high degree of foraging niche specialisation. Wandering albatrosses exhibited longer flight bouts, and spent more time on the water during daylight, than any of the smaller species. Light-mantled albatrosses were the most active nocturnally. During daylight, grey-headed albatrosses were the most aerial and black-browed albatrosses had the shortest flight bouts. Although all species still engaged in foraging behaviour predominantly during daylight, they spent a greater proportion of time on the water (presumably resting) during the nonbreeding period compared with the breeding period, suggesting that they could more readily meet their energy demands when no longer subject to central place constraints. There was no evidence from activity patterns that might suggest that wing feather moult handicaps flight capability during the nonbreeding period. Individuals of all species engaged in rapid east–west commutes, when considerably higher proportions of time were spent in flight than while resident, in particular during daylight, possibly because birds are unable to navigate effectively during complete darkness. Despite consistency in individual dispersal patterns, there were year-to-year differences in the nocturnal behaviour of black-browed albatrosses, probably attributable to prey variability.
Beau Lund Written by June 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup — 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEN-Y Yankees 4 N-Y Mets 1AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 5 Baltimore 1Cleveland 4 Detroit 1Chi White Sox 1 Boston 0Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 3Houston 7 Texas 3L-A Angels 4 Minnesota 2Oakland 7 Kansas City 2NATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 3 Pittsburgh 1San Francisco 9 Washington 5Milwaukee 12 Philadelphia 4Miami 4 San Diego 0St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 6, F/10Arizona 9 Colorado 4L-A Dodgers 7 Atlanta 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSGolden State 108 Cleveland 85WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 87 Las Vegas 83Dallas 89 Indiana 83Phoenix 96 Chicago 79Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Eagles Will Play An Exhibition Game At Purdue2016-17 MBB SCHEDULE RELEASE (.pdf); COMPLETE 2016-17 SCHEDULEEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team announces the exciting, action packed 2016-17 schedule that includes 28-regular season games and begins at Purdue University for an exhibition game on November 1.“This is a great opportunity to play a Big-Ten team with such great tradition,” said USI Head Coach Rodney Watson. “We also are grateful for this chance to play in Mackey Arena where renovations have been completed since the Eagles last played an exhibition game there.”USI begins the regular season on the road for the second-straight season when the Screaming Eagles travel up the road to Indianapolis, Indiana, to play in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge November 12-13. USI is slated to face Lake Erie College and Ashland University in the two-day event.The GLVC/GLIAC Challenge starts a six-game slate away from the Physical Activities Center to start the season. Following the challenge, the Eagles return to Evansville for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic November 18-19 at the Ford Center. USI will play Florida Southern College, which won the 2015 NCAA Division II national championship at the Ford Center, and Kentucky Wesleyan College, the Eagles long-time rival and former GLVC member.The final third of the six-game road slate begin the 2016-17 GLVC campaign by traveling to McKendree University (December 1) and the University of Illinois Springfield (December 3).Eagle fans will get their first view of the 2016-17 USI squad December 10-11 when Ohio Valley University (December 10) and Lees-McRae College (December 11) in the shortened Bill Joergens Memorial Classic.USI stays at the PAC to play Bluefield College (December 14) before going on the road to play in the Louisville Airport East Classic that is hosted by Bellarmine University.After a home game with Bluefield State University on January 2 to start the 2017 calendar, USI resumes GLVC action by hosting William Jewell College (January 5) and Rockhurst University (January 7). The home conference schedule for the Eagles also includes Bellarmine (January 16); the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (January 19); Lewis University (January 21); Missouri University of Science & Technology (February 2); Drury University (February 4; Homecoming); Illinois Springfield (February 16); and McKendree University (February 18; Senior Day).The remainder of the GLVC road slate includes visits to Truman State University (January 12); Quincy University (January 14); Saint Joseph’s College (January 26); University of Indianapolis (January 28); University of Missouri-St. Louis (February 9); Maryville University (February 11); and Bellarmine University (February 23).“The GLVC regular season will be as strong of a test for us as it is every year,” said Watson. “The conference has produced our region’s representative in the NCAA II Elite Eight each of the last six seasons and we need to join that group.”The GLVC Tournament is slated to begin February 26 at campus sites before returning to the Ford Center in Evansville for the first time since 2014 for the final three rounds March 2-5. The NCAA II Midwest Regional is set for March 11-14, while the NCAA II Elite Eight moves to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 22-25.Schedule Notes:USI has won 20-or-more games in 20 of the last 24 seasons and has reached 25-or-more wins six of the last 15 years.USI has a record of 158-49 (.763) and won a pair of GLVC championships under the direction of Head CoachRodney Watson since 2009-10.USI has six teams on the schedule that appeared in the 2016 NCAA Division II Tournament (Ashland University, Bellarmine University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, University of Indianapolis, Lewis University, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside).A total of 18 teams on the schedule were in their respective conference tournaments.The schedule includes 11 teams with winning records.USI’s all-time record against teams on the schedule is 454-229 (.665).The Eagles have opened the last 30 seasons with a victory.The Eagles have won each of the last 32 home openers.USI has a home record of 506-86 (.855) since moving into the PAC in 1980-81.Ticket prices for 2016-17: Season Chairbacks – $140.00; Season Bench – $85.00.(Ticket prices now include a GLVC Tournament first round game(s) at the PAC, if necessary) Ashland25-6NCAA II Midwest Regional19-13 Lees-McRae16-15Carolinas Conference Tour.2-0 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Wis.-Parkside25-6NCAA II Midwest Regional28-12 Kentucky State11-15SIAC Tour.19-3 Maryville10-188-2 Florida Southern10-19Sunshine State Conf. Tour.1-3 William Jewell9-174-0 Lake Erie10-183-0 Illinois Springfield11-18GLVC Tour.8-3 Bluefield State8-180-0 Indianapolis21-8NCAA II Midwest Regional54-21 Rockhurst12-15GLVC Tour.16-1 Quincy20-10GLVC Tour.29-10 Saint Joseph’s8-1954-20 Lewis24-9NCAA II Midwest Regional44-24 Drury19-8NCAA II Midwest Regional10-9 Team2015-16 RecordPost –SeasonUSI series record vs. opp. McKendree13-14GLVC Tour.7-7 Bellarmine23-7NCAA II Midwest Regional50-38 Kentucky Wesleyan27-4NCAA II Midwest Regional40-49 Bluefield College22-14NAIA Final Eight0-0 Missouri S&T8-1914-2 Ohio Valley8-19G-MAC Tour.6-0 Truman State21-9GLVC Tour.3-1
Homelessness can happen to virtually anyone.To raise awareness of this fact, and to aid local homeless people, especially homeless youth, Ocean City businesses and individuals are coming together to present a ‘Sleep Out for Homeless Youth’ event on Thursday, November 16.The event, benefiting Covenant House of New Jersey, takes place at “Making Waves” in the St. Peter’s of Ocean City church parking lot on Wesley Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets.Music, prizes, gifts, special guests and a full night of surf movies await those who will be on hand to support the cause or sleep out overnight.“From coast to coast, people will step out of their homes and their comfort zones to sleep outside in support of those who have no choice,” said Ocean City NJ Surf School’s Willie Fannon, one of the organizers.Bill McMahon has supported the cause for several years and was one of the forces behind bringing the event to Ocean City.Covenant House, which operates facilities to aid the homeless in 31 cities in six countries, has a local center in Atlantic City. “They are guided by a mission to serve youth with absolute respect and unconditional love” to help homeless kids and to safeguard all children in need, Fannon said.Monetary donations are sought, and in addition, donations of umbrellas, baby formula, and new clothing including T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants and underwear will be gratefully accepted.With the aid of local businesses, the sleepout will feature music (Kinger from Stellar Mojo and Thriving Seas doing acoustic sets) and guest speakers from Covenent House.Surfing movies will be shown all night, refreshments and snacks will be provided by Ocean City businesses for a fun night with a serious message and purpose.The event, started last year by local business owners including Fannon’s Surf School as well as Peace of Wood, Bowfish Kids and Emerge Artists. When St. Peter’s came on board and provided its facilities, more donations and support came in from the OC Surf Café, Randazzo’s Pizza, Starbucks, Island Beach Gear, Copiers Plus, Mallon’s Bakery, Sack O’ Subs, Surfers Supplies, 7th Street Surf Shop, Ocean City Paddle Company, McMahon Insurance, Ocean City Police Department, and the Ocean City Fire Department, among others.“Businesses and individuals have rallied around our cause, and this promises to be a great family event,” Fannon remarked.He said all are welcome to attend and show support or to sleep out overnight. All proceeds and donations will go directly to Covenant House in Atlantic City.
Brad Tooze, Natural England Area Manager for Northumbria: Extending marine protection areas allows for much loved seabirds to feed and breed in a safe haven, ensuring they can thrive for generations to come in a safe and secure habitat. Our consultation on extending the Special Protection Area at Teesmouth will help to protect populations of breeding little terns and common terns. Natural England has worked closely with our partners on the Tees to develop these proposals and we welcome views from the local community and stakeholders. England’s largest seabird colony will soon benefit from stronger protection as Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey confirms the Flamborough Head and Filey Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) will be extended by over 7,600 hectares.This protected area of Yorkshire coastline already provides a safe haven for breeding seabirds including gannets, razorbills and the iconic puffin. Now, a quarter of a million breeding seabirds – including almost 2,000 puffins – will be better protected and given a safe space for feeding and foraging.The announcement comes during National Marine Week, which celebrates the UK’s rich marine life and habitats, and ongoing efforts to protect these for future generations.Natural England has also launched a consultation to extend the nearby Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA by nearly 10,000 hectares, which if designated, will help protect populations of breeding little terns and common terns.Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: Special Protection Areas are sites designated to protect populations of rare and vulnerable seabirds from human activity – including fishing or outdoor recreation – while minimising disturbance to birds’ open water feeding areas. There are already 45 such sites designated in English waters.They are just one type of the many Marine Protected Areas in place around the UK to conserve rare, threatened and nationally important habitats and species for future generations. 35 per cent of English waters are part of the Marine Protected Areas network, covering over 200,000 square kilometres.As part of the Government’s commitment to becoming a world-leader in marine protection, a consultation on designating 41 new Marine Conservation Zones recently closed, receiving an overwhelming 44,000 responses.The proposed sites will cover an area almost eight times the size of Greater London and help protect species like the short snouted seahorse, stalked jellyfish and peacock’s tail seaweed. If designated, they will mark the most significant expansion of the UK’s ‘Blue Belt’ of protected areas to date.The Government’s commitment to marine protection forms a key part of our 25 Year Environment Plan, an ambitious roadmap for a greener future.Alongside expanding the Blue Belt, one of the world’s strongest bans on microbeads was introduced last month to protect our oceans and nine billion fewer bags have been distributed thanks to the Government’s 5p plastic bag charge.In a further drive to clean up our seas, the Government has also set out ambitious plans to end the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds and introduce a deposit return scheme, subject to consultation later this year. We are a world-leader in protecting our marine environment, with a third of our waters already protected as part of our Blue Belt. National Marine Week is a fantastic opportunity for us all to celebrate the diverse range of habitats which make up the British coastline, and the role we all have to play in protecting these. These new safeguards for seabirds will help our most precious and iconic wildlife to thrive, and protect our marine environment for future generations to enjoy.
For the last few weeks, Aqueous has been gracing fans with professional videos from a recent live session in-studio. The session took place at Sonic Farm Studios in Buffalo, NY – the band’s hometown – just a few weeks after recording Best In Show. The end result features some fan and band favorites, capturing the band’s innate ability for both composition and improvisation.Songwriting is always at the forefront with Aqueous, and that’s ever present in their newest release. Though the five-track recording also features a favorited cover of Radiohead‘s “Paranoid Android” that will totally rock your socks off. Artifact – LIVE STUDIO EP is available for a “name your price” download, so feel free to give as much or as little as you’d like to support the band. Have a listen below!<a href=”http://aqueous1.bandcamp.com/album/artifact-live-studio-ep”>ARTIFACT- Live Studio EP by Aqueous</a>Aqueous has some exciting shows coming up to close out 2016, including a post-Phish performance with Mungion, a December 30th performance with Dopapod, and a New Year’s celebration with Twiddle in Albany! Check out the EP and the band’s tour schedule below, and find all things Aqueous on their website.Aqueous Tour Dates12/28/16 – New York City, NY – DROM w/ Mungion (more info)12/30/16 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater w/ Dopapod (more info)12/31/16 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre w/ Twiddle (more info)
Now that the calamitous faux-festival has once again captured the public consciousness following a pair of recently released documentaries, Jorma Taccone has confirmed that the project is, indeed, still in the works.“Oh yeah,” Taccone tells The Daily Beast in a new interview. “I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now. You’ve seen the docs, right? It’s crazy. This is something that Akiva and Seth cooked up, and we’re figuring it all out right now.”Jorma also notes that he has seen the Netflix Fyre Festival documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened, three times. He’s a particular fan of Andy King, the festival’s fixer-turned-meme who was willing to go to some, uh, serious lengths to try to save the event. “I was like, I would hire that dude for anything… Hire that dude!” Taccone jokes. “That guy is a champion.”This would not be The Lonely Island’s first project concerning the music industry. In 2016, the team released Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, a mockumentary about a misguided young pop star.Here’s hoping this new festival failure film from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island comes to fruition sooner rather than later.[H/T The Daily Beast] Ah, Fyre Festival—the schadenfreude gift that keeps on giving. Ever since the purported luxury music getaway imploded in April of 2017, the saga of the doomed festival and its con man founder, Billy McFarland, has provided onlookers with plenty to smirk at. After all, while some good people surely lost out over the Fyre Festival debacle, the situation as a whole is undeniably amusing.You couldn’t write a more perfect story of high profile failure. Well, that’s not entirely true—If you recall, back when the story of the Fyre Festival’s trainwreck was breaking, Seth Rogen tweeted that he and musical comedy trio The Lonely Island (comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) had already been working on a new movie about a music festival that goes horribly wrong. As The Lonely Island joked a the time, they were even “thinking about suing Fyre Festival for stealing our idea.”
Coming to the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), I knew that I would find an intellectually rich environment, one at the cutting edge of policy and development discourse. A friend of mine had finished the program two years ago and had told me how great she found it. Yet I wasn’t clear about what makes Harvard and the Kennedy School stand out.I’m a Palestinian enrolled in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/M.P.A.) program as a Mason Fellow. In my previous life, I worked as an adviser to Palestinian negotiators on border issues. I did that for five years, and before that spent three years with a nongovernmental organization that monitored Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories.At HKS, I’m taking courses that focus on communications and leadership, areas in which I have hands-on experience. I’m interested in learning some of the theories behind those areas to attain deeper and broader knowledge.When I arrived at HKS, I wondered how much of its fame was borne out of the historical reputation of the place and how much came on its own merit. Being a prestigious school in itself attracts great scholars, and arguably that could be enough to sustain a reputation.But whether they taught international relations, development economics, or power in the 21st century, the HKS professors demonstrated an impressive grasp on their disciplines. While these professors have strong opinions, they still manage to present and explain thoroughly other schools of thought, with their accompanying strengths and weaknesses. That gives students ample room to dive deeper in the causeways that are most useful to them and what they want to get out of their Harvard education. That approach makes for a substantially richer discussion of topics in class and out, and allows students to get the most out of courses. It’s an approach that’s often lacking in institutions that take a one-size-fits-all approach.In addition, the professors have experience in their fields that’s grounded in the real world. Having work experience myself, and having gone through the transformative process of realizing the difference between theory and practice, I’ve learned to appreciate the opinions of those who spent considerable time tackling problems far from academia. Moreover, the professors’ hold on theory is so substantive that they can convey the relationships, both strong and weak, between theory and practice. For example, when Ricardo Hausmann, professor of the practice of economic development, talks about an economic theory and its application in a development setting, he can decouple elements that are useful for the policy situation from those that have to do with theoretical or more philosophical and ethical aspects. The ability to navigate both realms with ease is what I think students most appreciate in the learning that happens at the Kennedy School.I found my public narrative course especially insightful. It’s providing me with a rich set of lenses through which to see and analyze what’s happening back home. I also find the discussion in class and outside it helpful in generating ideas and imagining alternative futures for my country. I had left my job because I felt that it was not effective in changing the situation at home. I’m hoping my year here will give me a few ideas on how to help to do that.Another special thing about the School is the kind of people who come to study there. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it would be almost impossible to find another place that brings together so many people with such diverse backgrounds (professionally, geographically, and in years of experience) and yet with the same attitudes toward their responsibility to make this world a better place. They come from many countries, from nonprofits, for-profits, and government sectors, and with 10, 20, and 30 years of experience. Since they have backgrounds varying from energy, health, education, politics, and business, one would be hard-pressed to find a conversation uninteresting.The wealth of knowledge and experience that such diverse students bring to class enhances discussions. Professors are often challenged when they present examples from a country or a sector, since classes usually include someone with substantive knowledge of that specific example that exceeds the instructor’s. In the end, we learn as much from each other as we do from the professors.The combination of the two, the extensive knowledge that the professors bring and the richness of the cohort of students, creates a multiplier effect that makes for an intense and effective learning experience. The saying I once heard about Harvard has proven true: “Learning at Harvard is like trying to drink from a fire hydrant.”If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student and have an essay to share about life at Harvard, please e-mail your ideas to Jim Concannon, the Gazette’s news editor, at [email protected]
Chances are, if you’ve ever rented an apartment, you’ve interfaced with RealPage. Rental real estate is a trillion-dollar-a-year market and this Dell EMC customer has the largest database of lease transactions in the country.RealPage specializes in helping property management firms handle everything from rentals and leasing to marketing and accounting on a variety of properties including apartments, single-family homes, vacation rentals and commercial real estate. In addition, some smaller real estate firms rely on RealPage for complete IT-as-a-service solutions. The company provides on-demand, cloud-based software and data analytics 24/7 to more than 12,000 clients in North America, Europe and Asia.When its previous servers couldn’t keep pace with client demands, RealPage turned to Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.“With our previous servers, we were struggling to add properties for one of our largest and best clients. The PowerEdge R940xa solved our scaling problem, enabling us to easily handle the growing workloads and continue to expand our relationship with them.”— Barry Carter, Chief Information Officer, RealPageBillions of reasons to refreshRealPage is one of the world’s largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers as well as one of the ten biggest users of Microsoft SQL—with more than 100,000 Microsoft SQL databases and 11 PB of storage. On peak days, the company processes over five billion transactions and produces two million reports for clients.Recently, RealPage decided to do a rapid server refresh using Dell EMC PowerEdge.“We chose Dell EMC PowerEdge servers not only for their speed and throughput, but also because various models are tailored for different workloads.”— Barry Carter, Chief Information Officer, RealPageFor its SQL databases in a VMware virtualized environment, the company chose PowerEdge R740 rack servers. For its other spiraling workloads, RealPage opted for the extreme scale and performance of PowerEdge R940xa servers.Workhorse substantially reduces SQL licensing costsMicrosoft SQL licensing is determined by the number of server cores used. With RealPage’s enormous deployment, these costs represent a major expense. The company’s new PowerEdge servers help it deliver on-demand software and analytics solutions much more cost effectively.“The PowerEdge R740 is the workhorse for our SQL Server environment—reducing our server needs by one third with significant license fee savings.”— Barry Carter, Chief Information Officer, RealPageDiving into a data lakeAnother project RealPage tackled recently was to begin building the nation’s largest shared data repository of lease transactions. This is used for operational and market forecasting, rental pricing and more.RealPage was initially told by numerous vendors that it wouldn’t be possible to dive into a data lake without using “bare metal” solutions. Then, the company talked to Dell EMC.“Dell EMC solved our data lake challenge with PowerEdge servers running in a VMware environment with Dell EMC Isilon network-attached storage,” remarks Carter. “This gave us the power and throughput we needed, while reducing physical storage by two-thirds. We also didn’t have to retrain our IT team to deal with bare metal.”Maintaining a mutually beneficial relationshipRealPage has partnered with Dell EMC throughout RealPage’s two decades in business. Over the years, Dell’s single-provider support has been essential.“With Dell, we get world-class support, so we can avoid the finger-pointing you get with competing vendors. This is a key to our relationship.”— Barry Carter, Chief Information Officer, RealPage Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:47Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:47 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Read the case study to learn more about how RealPage runs its business on Dell EMC. For additional information about PowerEdge servers, visit dellemc.com/servers. Join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCservers.
Related Shows The Breaking Bad star is making his Broadway debut as Lyndon B. Johnson in the bio-play and as soon as he’s sworn in, the phone calls begin from every faction. Surrounding Cranston clockwise from left are Robert Petkoff as Hubert Humphrey, John McMartin as Dick Russell, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover and Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Those meth-making days are long gone! In celebration of the official March 6 opening of Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way at the Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the show’s headliner Bryan Cranston and the cast. Broadway Ink Congratulations to everyone involved with the production for bringing All the Way to the Great White Way! All the Way Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014