Spawning locations of mackerel icefish at South Georgia

first_imgHistorical information on the distribution of spawning and larval mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) within CCAMLR Subarea 48.3 (South Georgia and Shag Rocks)is assessed. This is considered alongside new data from commercial fisheries and research surveys. It is concluded that there is strong evidence of inshore spawning at SouthGeorgia during April within and close to the bays on the north side of the island. Some spawning almost certainly occurs over much of the island shelf, althougl~th is appears to be at a very much lower intensity than inshore. There is some evidence of spawning at Shag Rocks. There are also indications of a possible second spawning season in January, although the evidence is weak. Concentrations of larval icefish within Cumberland Bay are an order of magnitude higher than in adjacent coastal waters and their density declines exponentially offshore. All this evidence indicates that the most important spawning locations are within the bays.last_img read more

FERC issues Commonwealth LNG’s notice of schedule for environmental review

first_imgCommonwealth LNG is an 8.4 MTPA liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal project on the US Gulf Coast near Cameron, Louisiana Image: FERC issues Commonwealth LNG’s notice of schedule for environmental review. Photo: Courtesy of djedj from Pixabay. Commonwealth LNG is pleased to announce that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. The Project encompasses the construction of one liquefied natural gas plant, including six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of approximately 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 MTPA.Located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, near the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, the Project will include six LNG storage tanks each with a capacity of 40,000 m3, one marine loading berth capable of loading LNG carriers up to a capacity of 216,000 m3, and a 3.04-mile long, 30-inch diameter Pipeline that will connect the LNG Facility with existing intrastate and interstate pipelines for the purpose of supplying gas to the Project.“We are very pleased to receive FERC’s Issuance of Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. It confirms that our project remains on schedule to take FID in Q1 2021 and start commercial operations in Q1 2024,” said Paul Varello, Commonwealth LNG’s President and CEO. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

“Girls” Take Over This Weekend in Ocean City

first_imgOcean City’s Girls Weekend brings hundreds of shoppers to town to enjoy good buys. From left, Joanne Kowall, of Ocean City, and friends Cathy Randazzo, Lacye Ciccarelli and Ines Casado, all of Pennsylvania, in 2018. By Maddy VitaleCathy Randazzo held up a tan jacket outside of the Tah-Dah boutique, 952 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City Saturday afternoon seeking her gal pals’ opinions as she tossed a blue and gold scarf over the garment.“We like the jacket. The scarf has too much gold,” Randazzo’s friend Lacye Ciccarelli chimed in.So that was the answer. The spring jacket was going to be one of Randazzo’s purchases – minus the scarf – during a bustling Girls Weekend in the downtown.Cathy Randazzo, of Pennsylvania, asks her best gal pals what they think of this jacket.Randazzo and Ciccarelli, both from Pennsylvania, joined their friends Joanne Kowall, of Ocean City, and Ines Casado, for a day of fun, boutique shopping and at the end of their extravaganza – food.It is the third year of the event that brings women who love a girls’ getaway and upscale shopping at a discount.  “We are very good friends. This is our yearly thing. We just love it,” Kowall said. “It is festive and fun, and we can do everything we like together. The husbands know this is our big weekend,” Ciccarelli said.The friends meandered in and out of shops and ended up with bags of clothes, some baubles and other “necessities.”Joanne Kowall, of Ocean City, adds some glitz to her wardrobe at Ta-Dah.In addition to purchases, there were classes, demonstrations and workshops scheduled throughout the downtown. Guests could participate in everything from wellness activities, to crafts, to tastings.Michele Gillian, Executive Director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce commented at the end of a busy Saturday, “It was a great day in Ocean City’s downtown. We saw lots of women, girlfriends, young girls, as well and men shopping, enjoying all the classes, demos and Girls Weekend specials.”And there is more to come.Tonight, Broadway star Kelli Rabke will perform her show “Defying Gravity” at the Music Pier. Tomorrow Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, who co-hosted the Girls Weekend fashion show Friday night at Glazed Over Studios, will be at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro at 637 Asbury Ave. from noon to 2 p.m. for a meet and greet.“What a wonderful weekend in Ocean City,” Gillian said.Cousins Sheila Mancini and Janet Cappelletti, of Norristown, Pa., enjoy checking out clothes at Bohemian Mama, 741 Asbury Ave.make Girls Weekend a tradition.“Every year we come down and it gets better and better,” Sheila Mancini said, as the two of them checked out some apparel at Bohemian Mama, 741 Asbury Ave.The duo wasn’t looking for anything specific. But as they perused the store, where floral and flowy wear caught the eye of several shoppers who filled the shop, Mancini picked up a blouse and asked her cousin if she liked it. Mancini got the nod of approval for what would likely be another purchase.Gina Ozhuthual, owner of the Bohemian Mama said Girls Weekend was proving to be very good for the boutique, which offered 15 percent off merchandise.Kim Patrizio an employee at Bohemian Mama and owner Gina Ozhuthual say Saturday was shaping up to be a good day for business on Girls Weekend.“We have had a ton of people today,” she said. When it comes to cool stuff 7th Street Surf Shop seems to have a lot of it. That is what friends Veronika Buettner, of New York, Erin Campbell of Philadelphia and Ocean City, and Madison Richards of Shamong, New Jersey said, as they checked out tops and shorts.Kim DeMarco, a longtime employee at 7th Street Surf Shop said Girls Weekend is always good.“We have had some nice spurts of business all through the day.”Madison Richards, Erin Campbell and Veronika Buettner, college roommates found some cool things at 7th Street Surf Shop Saturday.But women weren’t just shopping for themselves, evidenced by the many shoppers who checked out clothing and accessories at Bowfish Kids, 956 Asbury Ave. Kathy Stump brought her daughters Samantha DeColli and Ashley Morgalis and Morgalis’ son Bennett, all from the Philadelphia area, for a day of family time and baby clothes.Kathy Stump, in the middle, with daughters Samantha DeColli and Ashley Morgalis and her son Bennett, all of Pennsylvania, enjoy a day of shopping.DeColli is due in November, Stump said, so baby clothes were at the top of their list of buys.“We always come down to Ocean City when the weather is nice, but this is our first Girls Weekend,” Stump said. “We will make it a tradition every year with Bennett and maybe a new baby girl.”Cheyenne Coady, of Egg Harbor Township, adds a little glitter to her routine thanks to Bowfish Kids employee Kylie Comer.Catherine Reisig, an employee at Bowfish, said the shop was busy all day with a steady stream of customers. Amanda Coady, of Egg Harbor Township and friend Brooke Tolson, of Ocean City, brought their children to Bowfish for some special treatment. Employees added a little glitter and braided the kids’ hair for a fairytale kind of kid makeover.Ta-Dah employee Nancy Corrigan watches over the store as customers stream in Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

Pret A Manger plans business expansion

first_imgSandwich chain Pret A Manger plans to open at least 25 new sites around the UK by the end of the year and overhaul 85 of its 155 existing sites.Commercial director Simon Hargraves told British Baker that the company plans to open in locations including Southampton and Cheshire Oaks. Around 10 new outlets will be outside the M25 and a further 15 inside.The chain already has shops in cities including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham and Bath and will expand at the rate of 15-25% of its base every year in future, Hargraves said.Meanwhile, 85 shops are to be refurbished this year “to a greater or lesser extent”, as Pret A Manger softens its “harsh red and silver look, used during the 1990s”, Hargraves said.Changes will include more space dedicated to seating, larger seats and even carpeted areas. Customers will be encouraged to linger if they wish to.”But we are never going to be a Costa Coffee or a Starbucks,” Hargraves emphasised.He added that Pret had now moved to Fairtrade coffee across all its stores and was already completely air miles-free as it built its sustainability credentials.It launched 130 new products last year, he added. A range of hot food and wraps was performing “extremely well”.last_img read more

Notre Dame alumni clubs foster community through game watches

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Lauren Cooney A Notre Dame alumna and member of the Notre Dame Club of New York poses in a leprechaun costume at an NDNY game watch at the Public House.While standing for more than three hours in Notre Dame Stadium can occasionally be a grueling experience, McKenna said having much of the bar function as standing room only fosters a welcoming atmosphere.“It’s a lot of standing room only, so you kind of realize that New York City is a very transient city — people are always coming and going, and Public House is sort of that standard scene where you know you’re always welcome and you know can always see a friendly face,” McKenna said. “Even if you don’t know anybody, you’ll probably recognize someone or know a friend of a friend because it’s a small world. We all want to rally with our team together.”While the Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh’s game watches draw a much smaller crowd — usually under 20 alumni — the atmosphere is no less spirited. The club does not have a set game watch location, instead choosing different bars around the city for each game, Katelynn Kelly, the club’s young alumni coordinator and a 2013 graduate, said.“We choose a different bar for every game so that we hit different neighborhoods around the city throughout the season,” Kelly said in an email. “This helps us make sure that there is a game watch that is conveniently located for most of our club members and encourages them to try new locations around the city.”Kelly said Pittsburgh’s club combines some of their game watches their “Helping Hands and Football Fans” program, doing community service projects in the morning before the games.“For the Boston College game, alumni from our club and the local BC club picked up litter with the Downtown Pittsburgh Beautification team before sharing drinks and watching a great game,” she said. “We plan to do another service event with the Miami Club later in the season and help with grounds maintenance at a local Catholic elementary school.”Despite the difference in size and setup, both clubs have Notre Dame pride in common, with the NDNY even singing the alma mater after every game.“Depending on the excitement of the game and the height of the ceiling, we’ve been known to do push ups in the bar,” Kelly said.Even Notre Dame fans who are not alumci express passion for their team during game watches, McKenna said.“People are Notre Dame fans inherently, whether they went to school there or not, so I’m always getting requests to be the official game watch bar for Notre Dame — they’d love to host us,” she said. “There’s so much excitement about Notre Dame because it’s really a school that people have a strong affinity for. Every weekend people gear up, you’ll see the official shirt from last year, you’ll see the shirt from ten years past; people really do engage.”Tags: Football Friday Feature, Notre Dame alumni, Notre Dame Club of New York, Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh Photo courtesy of Katelynn Kelly Members of the Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh gather to complete community service before a Notre Dame football game.Many Notre Dame Clubs host game watches to take alumni back to the days of doing an Irish jig on the bleachers of the student section and proudly singing the fight song. For the Notre Dame Club of New York (NDNY), club president and 2010 graduate Kelly McKenna said, these game watches are a must.“Looking back in club records, these game watches have been around since before our records begin,” she said. “It’s definitely been a long-standing thing. … I can’t officially say they’ve been around for 100 years, but they’ve definitely been a standing tradition.”NDNY hosts all of their game watches at Public House in Manhattan, a central location for a club that spans every borough of the city aside from Staten Island. While attendance depends on how well the season is going, McKenna said the game watches typically bring in well over 100 people.“It’s a very festive experience — people actually reserve tables at Public House a week or two weeks in advance, and then everyone else is standing room only,” she said. Every Saturday, Notre Dame alumni across the country gather at local bars to watch Notre Dame football and continue to foster the community formed during their years on campus.last_img read more

Breaking brand habits

first_img“So in the majority of other things, we address circumstances not in accordance with the right assumptions, but mostly by following wretched habit.”– Musonius Rufus, Roman PhilosopherHabit. Routine. The way we do things. The way we’ve always done things. It’s all too easy to fall into what the author above referred to as wretched habit. Sometimes routine is a good thing. But when it comes to the brand at your bank or credit union, doing something habitually may come at a price, especially when you’re doing it “just because we’ve always done things that way.”For example, if you’re running a used car loan promotion every April simply because you’ve always run a used car loan promotion every April, it might bear reconsideration. Similarly, if something as mundane as your dress code (let’s say coat and tie) no longer matches the look and attitude of your consumer base, you need to think about it.Most powerfully, if you haven’t taken a good, hard look at your brand and the experience consumers go through when interacting with your bank or credit union in a while, it’s time. Getting into bad brand habits is detrimental to your financial institution. You may be interacting with consumers in a way that doesn’t help grow and maintain your brand. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Commuter line to reduce services, trips amid COVID-19 concerns

first_imgCommuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) is set to change its schedule to curb the spread of COVID-19. For the next two weeks starting Monday, KCI will reduce its services, operating from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.“The number of trips will also be reduced from 991 to 713 trips a day,” KCI spokesperson Anne Purba said in a statement on Sunday.Headways will vary from a minimum 10 minutes to a maximum 30 minutes. Anne said KCI would operate trains with 10 cars and trains with 12 cars to encourage social distancing. Following the government’s appeal for people to stay at homes, the operator made several efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus by disinfecting trains, checking body temperatures, providing hand sanitizer and implementing social distancing measures both in trains and at stations.“The number of passengers decreased by 50 percent to 459,922 on Friday. Normally, commuter line passengers can reach 900,000 to 1.1 billion a day,” Anne said.She suggested that people download the KRL Access app as any future schedule changes would appear on the app. Information updates can also be tracked on KCI’s Twitter account @CommuterLine, its Instagram account @commuterline and on Facebook. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan declared a two-week state of emergency in the capital on Saturday in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.He urged all stakeholders – including corporations, social organizations and religious groups – to take drastic action to prevent the spread of the disease during the state of emergency.As of Sunday afternoon, Indonesia had announced 514 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 307 of which were in Jakarta. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Tennis establishes virus player fund, raises $6 million

first_imgThe fund can also be donated to via initiatives including auctions, player donations and virtual tennis games, added the governing bodies, who last month announced talks about creating the program.The virus has caused havoc to the calendar, with Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II and the French Open postponed until the end of September.The United States Tennis Association will decide in mid-June whether or not the US Open will take place in New York. A fund for tennis players hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has been created, the sport’s governing bodies announced on Tuesday, adding that they had contributed more than $6 million (5.3 million euros).In a joint statement, the ATP and WTA tours, the International Tennis Federation and the four Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open — said the Player Relief Program will support those “who are facing unprecedented challenges due to the global impact of COVID-19”.With the tennis season suspended until at least July 13, some “800 ATP/WTA singles and doubles players” are in need of financial support, the statement continued, with eligibility for the fund determined by a player’s ranking and previous prize money earnings. Topics :last_img read more

Moscow slams US ‘police impunity’ over attacks on media

first_imgTopics : Russia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday demanded that Washington “take urgent measures” to stop police violence against journalists, including one for Russian state media.”We are outraged about the ongoing violence used by American law enforcement against international media covering the protests in the US, including Russian,” the ministry said in a statement.”We demand that the US authorities take urgent measures to prevent journalists from becoming targets of police impunity,” it added. Germany earlier also urged the US to protect press freedoms after a journalist working for German outlet DW reported being shot at by police.center_img The ministry said a producer working for state media outlet Sputnik, Nicole Roussell, was hurt when police fired rubber bullets and a grenade to disperse a protest in Washington DC.The ministry said Roussell received “many injuries, including from firearms,” and was then stepped on by an officer, condemning this as “an unfriendly act by the US authorities.”The “outrageous and illegal cruelty” happened right outside the White House, it said.There have been multiple incidents involving police violence against journalists — some during live broadcasts — at the protests rocking the United States following the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody last Monday.last_img read more

Indonesia sees uptick in COVID-19 transmission in poorly ventilated offices

first_imgThe Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, has said that many of the new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia were found in office settings with poor air circulation.“Many working spaces rely on air conditioners only. In such settings, the air tends to settle instead of circulating, which increases the risk of transmission,” Yurianto said during a press briefing on Thursday, as quoted by poor ventilation in indoor settings, Yurianto added, transmissions were also rampant in offices due to people’s unruly behavior of refusing to wear masks or maintain physical distance because they assumed their coworkers were healthy. “Even in office settings where we know the people we encounter, we must remember that those people came from different places with possible COVID-19 risks,” he said.Yurianto emphasized that anyone could be a virus carrier, and that, therefore, wearing a mask was essential.As of Thursday, Indonesia had recorded a total of 81,668 confirmed infections with 3,873 deaths and 40,345 recoveries. (aly)Topics :last_img read more