For more than 60 yr, electronic tags (including acoustic transmitters, archival loggers, and satellite tags) have been applied to free-ranging marine vertebrates to track their behaviour and characterize their spatial ecology. However, only recently have researchers begun using electronic tags to elucidate the processes that relate directly to fitness, i.e. the ability of organisms to survive and reproduce. We briefly review the history of tracking studies focused on marine vertebrates and then provide a general overview of studies that have used tracking to address fitness-related questions. Although many studies have used at-sea movement and activity data to better understand feeding ecology, physiology, and energetics, there is growing interest in the coupling of electronic tracking techniques with other disciplines to resolve the mechanisms underlying individual fitness, or more precisely the proxies thereof (survival, timing of reproduction, foraging success, etc.). We categorized studies into 4 general fitness-related areas: (1) foraging dynamics, energetics, and growth; (2) migration and other non-breeding season activities; (3) survival; and (4) reproduction. Despite recent advances in tracking technologies, which include multi-sensor loggers, tri-axial accelerometers, and miniaturized geopositioning systems, etc., very few studies on wild marine vertebrates truly measure individual fitness or proxies thereof. There is thus a need to design experimental, multi-disciplinary, and longitudinal studies that use genetics, individual-based modeling, and other techniques in an effort to resolve the mechanisms responsible for individual variation in fitness in marine vertebrates.
* Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Forecast statistics documenting the reliability of these air quality forecasts are compiled on a monthly, seasonal (May through September for ozone), and an annual basis. Compilations of these statistics are reported in Vanderburgh County Health Department’s Annual Report and available on request.Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow. FridaySeptember 9SaturdaySeptember 10SundaySeptember 11MondaySeptember 12TuesdaySeptember 13 Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality IndexmoderategoodgoodmoderateNA* Vanderburgh County Air Quality ForecastAir quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service. They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health. The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday). When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th. Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)41-50 ppb36-45 ppb41-50 ppb51-60 ppbNA* OzoneAir Quality IndexgoodgoodgoodmoderateNA* FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
new tests for bowel cancer mobile lung screening units the roll-out of rapid diagnostic centres across the country with same-day testing Patients diagnosed early, at stages 1 or 2, have the best chance of long-term survival. For example, 96% of people with colorectal cancer diagnosed at stage 1 will survive one year or more, compared with 46% diagnosed at stage 4.At present, 52% of the top 10 cancers are diagnosed at stages 1 and 2. The government aims to increase this to 75% by 2028.As part of the new measures the government will: overhaul screening programmes provide new investment in state-of-the-art technology to transform the process of diagnosis boost research and innovation Funding for today’s announcement will be allocated through NHS England’s long-term plan. Screening programmes will be made more accessible and easier to use. They will be based on the latest breakthrough research and technology. Those at risk will be able to benefit from options including: As part of the long-term plan for the NHS, a package of measures will be rolled out across the country with the aim of seeing 3 out of 4 of all cancers detected at an early stage by 2028.The plan will: use artificial intelligence (AI) to better target at-risk populations and bring screening closer to home lower the recommended starting age for bowel cancer screening from 60 to 50 and adopt a new easier to use test (the Faecal Immunochemical Test) which detects cancer at an earlier stage speed up access to ground-breaking treatments with quicker translation of new breakthroughs into practice, through investment in world-leading cancer research centres
Vulfpeck only has a handful of dates scheduled for 2018, and they completed three of them in the last five days. Following their performance at SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta, the funk quartet headed straight to New Orleans for two nights at the legendary Tipitina’s.The band played at Tipitina’s in 2016 when they opened up for Lettuce, welcoming huge collaborations throughout the night. The favor was returned last night, when Lettuce’s The Shady Horns–trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis–sat in throughout the Wednesday night performance.The setlist followed standard procedure, welcoming all the hits and collaborations with frequenters Cory Wong, Joey Dosik, and Antwaun Stanley. In addition to The Shady Horns, Vulfpeck welcomed trombonist Melissa Gardiner.Thanks to YouTube user Wes Yarber, you can watch Vulfpeck’s entire guest-filled Tipitina’s performance below:[Video: Wes Yarber]Next up, Vulfpeck heads to Morrison, CO for their first-ever headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where they will be joined by Kamasi Washington and KNOWER. For more information on Vulf at Red Rocks, head to the event page.Setlist: Vulfpeck | Tipitina’s | New Orleans, LA | 4/25/18Intros / Tee Time, Fugue State, Outro, Cory Wong, Animal Spirits, Daddy, He Got A Tesla, 1 for 1 DiMaggio, 1612, Aunt Leslie, Funky Duck, Boogie On, Birds > Wait For The Moment, Ted Talk, Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas in LA, Dean TownEncore Wedding Set: Rock With You, Tell Me Something Good, Love and Happiness, PegLive for Live Music will be in New Orleans this year for Jazz Fest, where we’ll be putting on a series of after shows and daze between shows at clubs across town. You can check out our Late Night Guide for a comprehensive list of what New Orleans has to offer during Jazz Fest, and you can take a look at our own late night calendar below.
On Monday, Madonna announced that she will head out on tour in support of her forthcoming album, Madame X, with a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theaters, straying away from her typical arena shows.Madonna’s Madame X tour will begin on September 12th, 2019 at New York City’s BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, and continue over six more shows at the venue on September 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, and 22nd. The tour will then continue with a four-night run at Chicago, IL’s Chicago Theatre on October 15th, 16th, 17th, and 21st, as well as five nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA on November 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, and 17th.The Madame X tour will also feature multi-night runs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia, and at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019, with the exact dates expected to be announced the coming weeks. The Madame X tour will then resume in 2020 with international performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London, and the Grand Rex in Paris.A ticket request period is currently underway for Madonna’s Madame X shows here, and runs through Friday, May 10th at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Fans will be notified of ticket fulfillment by Friday, May 17th.Head to Madonna’s website for more information.Madonna Madame X 2019 North American Tour:September 12 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseSeptember 14 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseSeptember 15 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseSeptember 17 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseSeptember 19 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseSeptember 21 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseSeptember 22 – New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseOctober 15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago TheatreOctober 16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago TheatreOctober 17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago TheatreOctober 21 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago TheatreNovember 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternNovember 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternNovember 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternNovember 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternView Tour Dates
Say Guten Tag to Spring Awakening Begins September 8 at Brooks Atkinson TheatreIsn’t it too soon for a revival of Spring Awakening? Nonsense! First, the show is awesome. Second, it’s hard to argue with the revival’s ingenious wrinkle: deaf actors play the confused teenagers (American Sign Language is incorporated into the performance) while speaking actors provide the voices. How’s that for a metaphor on being young? The large cast, which features vets and newcomers, includes Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez and Patrick Page. Click for tickets! Restart with Linda Lavin September 7 and 10-12 at 54 Below People who only know Linda Lavin for her work on Alice? Child, please. Fans of the Great White Way knows Lavin’s true value wasn’t battling Vic Tayback, but being a dynamo in a number of Broadway shows, including Gypsy?. And you bet they’ll be at 54 Below, where Lavin (and her band) will perform an array of songs in her show, “Starting Over.” You should join them. Click for tickets! Join JRB and His Talented Friends September 11 at SubCultureThere are two certainties with Jason Robert Brown’s concert series at SubCulture. First, they will sell out very quickly. Two, it’s going to feature positively kick-ass guests. Tonight is no exception as In the Heights alums Andrea Burns and Tony nominee Joshua Henry join Brown. The only way this would be better is if there were a unicorn. That’s not happening. Everyone knows Sparkles is touring with The Sound of Music. Click for tickets! View Comments Get Educated at Daddy Long Legs Begins September 10 at the Davenport TheatreIn this musical, Megan McGinnis plays an aging orphan who gets a break: an anonymous, rich donor (Paul Alexander Nolan) sends her to college. There’s one catch: she has to write a letter to this mystery man, whom she calls Daddy Long Legs, every month. Who is Daddy Long Legs? What was college like in the early 20th century? Will Nolan don his wacky socks? There’s only one way to find out. Click for tickets! Hey, you, sweating over what to do with your last day off of the summer. Relax! It’s not like you’re going to the electric chair. Besides, with all your nervousness you’re prone to miss out on Broadway’s good stuff. There’s Jason Robert Brown’s latest concert at SubCulture, new additions to Matilda and Linda Lavin’s new show. Get ready for this week’s picks! Meet Matilda’s New Class Begins September 8 at Shubert TheatreIn theory, it’s nice to have a cast be with the same show forever, but actors need to challenge themselves. Otherwise they’d be filing their nails in between lines. That can’t happen, especially at a show as good as Matilda, which gets a batch of terrific new adult talent: Allison Case as Miss Honey, Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Click for tickets!
University of Georgia entomologists advise farmers to kill crops capable of hosting whiteflies after the crop is harvested a final time. Crops left in the field could continue to serve as hosts.“The very best thing we can do right now is to minimize the amount of host material out there and starve these whiteflies to death during the winter,” UGA Cooperative Extension vegetable entomologist Stormy Sparks said.The pest significantly impacted Georgia’s cotton and fall vegetable crops last year. To avoid another infestation this year, Sparks and fellow UGA entomologist Phillip Roberts have stressed the importance of crop sanitation during their visits with farmers at winter county production meetings.“Any crop that’s a known host of whiteflies will continue to grow or maintain itself after it’s been harvested if measures aren’t taken to eliminate it,” Sparks said. “We, as producers, need to do a better job of not allowing a host plant to continue to live and serve as a breeding ground for whiteflies. That’s one of our bigger messages right now.”Whiteflies attack a wide variety of crops, including cotton, watermelon, cabbage, zucchini and snap beans. They overwinter in Georgia on vegetable crops, like cabbage, collard greens and kale. Further, the previous two winters in Georgia were unseasonably warm and likely allowed whiteflies to live on wild plants and crops that lay dormant in the field.Fortunately, that is not the case this year. Temperatures have regularly dipped below freezing throughout Georgia since the start of 2018. Sparks believes the cooler temperatures should help with whitefly management, but won’t entirely eliminate the pest.“The cold snaps that we’ve received in Georgia are probably enough to cause adult mortality among whiteflies, but not (mortality among) many nymphs and probably zero eggs,” he said.Three hours of temperatures at 21 degrees Fahrenheit or lower will kill approximately 90 percent of adult whiteflies. However, it takes 57 hours of temperatures at 21 F or lower to kill nymphs or immature whiteflies.“The cold weather really helps in killing alternate hosts that can’t take the cold,” Sparks said. “That’s ultimately where you get the greatest mortality, when you kill the host and ultimately kill the pest.”When whiteflies feed on plants, they can cause irregular ripening of the fruit or secrete honeydew, offering a path for the growth of sooty mold or saprophytic fungi, which eat decaying organic material. However, the viruses that whiteflies transmit, like cucurbit leaf crumple virus and tomato yellow leaf curl virus, are the most devastating. These viruses cause severe symptoms on infected plants: yellowing of leaves, leaf crumpling, plant stunting and overall plant decline.Roberts stresses the need for cotton growers to scout during the year. If producers don’t stay ahead of whiteflies, the problem will quickly spiral out of control.“They’re very difficult, if not impossible, to catch up to if you get behind,” Roberts said. “We suffered yield losses in some areas last year where we were not able to be timely with insecticide controls when they were needed.”
A new era began in the payments world today, but just-released data showed that to many issuers, cardholders and merchants, Oct. 1 is merely “Thursday.”Where the Issuers StandOn Wednesday, MasterCard reported that 40% of U.S. MasterCard-branded consumer credit cards had EMV chips.Visa also announced Wednesday in a conference call that as of Sept. 15, it had 151.8 million EMV cards in the U.S. market, or about 21% of its total card base. That’s about 130 million more chip cards than this time last year, it said. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“She has been put through the ringer and I think anybody who’s been on the show — and the two of you can relate to this — it is hard,” she said. “She’s just been put through the ringer and the things that people are saying about her and about her life and stuff online can just be really hurtful. I just feel bad for her because I feel like in a period of time where this should be really joyful for her and this should be a really great experience and probably one of the most exciting things that she will go through, it has not been that for her.”DeAnna Pappas Nancy Rivera/Ace Pictures/ShutterstockDeAnna added, “I’m literally trying to reach out to her on a daily basis even if she doesn’t text back just to say like, ‘Hey I’m thinking about you, I’m praying for you, just know that this is almost over, you’re doing great, you’re doing great.’ I’m trying to be a cheerleader because I feel like she has so many cards stacked against her.”The Bachelorette returns to ABC Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. ET.- Advertisement – News broke in August that Clare stopped filming season 16 of The Bachelorette within the first two weeks of production because she already found The One. After the season premiere in October, it was clear the hairstylist was smith with Dale. As a result, ABC called in Tayshia Adams to pick up where Clare left off. Fans will see the 30-year-old Bachelor season 23 alum on the Thursday, November 5, episode.While Clare may be happy with Dale, she is struggling with the backlash from the controversial season. DeAnna told Ashley, 32, and Ben, 31, that she and husband Stephen Stagliano sent Clare flowers amid the social media chatter.- Advertisement – Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette journey isn’t over just yet, but DeAnna Pappas seemingly confirmed the season 16 lead and front-runner Dale Moss are still going strong.“What I encouraged both of them to do is definitely enjoy the ride, take the opportunities because they’ll forever change the way their lives go and to love it and enjoy it but also to nurture and take care of what they have,” the season 4 Bachelorette told Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins on their “Almost Famous” podcast earlier this month about recently catching up with both Clare, 39, and Dale, 32. “So, I think that would make her so happy just to be in Sacramento and live her life and live her love story with Dale and she’s totally fine with that. She’s waited a really long time.”Dale Moss and Clare Crawley ABC/Craig Sjodin- Advertisement – Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants – Advertisement –
Central Kalimantan and West Kalimantan have declared a 14-day state of emergency in response to massive flooding that inundated dozens of districts in the two provinces and displaced thousands late last month.Moreover, the BMKG predicted that the country would experience the impact of La Niña until at least February 2021. Read also: Extreme weather to occur during seasonal transition period, BMKG warnsLa Niña is a meteorological phenomenon where surface water temperatures in the equatorial band of the Pacific Ocean become abnormally low. It is believed to occur every two to seven years and brings heavy rainfall to the Indonesian archipelago, which tends to trigger natural disasters such as floods and landslides. The La Niña weather phenomenon would also increase rainfall intensity in some parts of the country as it tends to cause extreme weather in the archipelago. “Regional administrations need to anticipate the impact of flooding on residents staying at shelters, especially considering that it may be difficult to maintain strict health protocols at the shelters,” Wiku said on Tuesday.The shelters would accommodate many people, therefore they were at high risk of becoming COVID-19 clusters if we do not anticipate the issue early on, he added.A way of preventing that from happening was adherence to health protocols, including wearing masks, physical distancing and washing hands, Wiku said.Read also: Double disasterHe also noted the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of the shelters and providing sufficient air circulation and sunlight to protect the people from common rainy season diseases such as dengue fever, diarrhea, leprosy, typhus and skin disease. Therefore, he urged regional administrations to plan better and map locations and worthiness of the shelters to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.Previously, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had also urged stakeholders to prepare for potentially hazardous flooding. “We need to be ready because we’re not just facing flooding but also the COVID-19 outbreak. These conditions require special care,” the governor said during an event to prepare for the rainy season in Jakarta late last month. He said disaster mitigation efforts should adhere to strict health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during evacuations. “We need to set up more [flood shelter] tents so health protocols and physical distancing can be better applied,” Anies added. (iwa) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : With the rainy season approaching as the country deals with the pandemic, COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito reminded the public, especially those affected by flooding, of the importance to adhere to health protocols while staying in temporary shelters as they could potentially become infection clusters.The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicted the rainy season – which often brings floods – will begin in late October or early November, but several regions have already reported torrential rain during the transition from the dry season to the wet season. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in several regions, including Jakarta and West Java late in September. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap