Geographical variation in thermal tolerance within Southern Ocean marine ectotherms

first_imgLatitudinal comparisons of the Southern Ocean limpet, Nacella concinna, and clam, Laternula elliptica,acclimated to 0.0 °C, were used to assess differences in thermal response to two regimes, 0.0, 5.1 to 10.0 °Cand 2.5, 7.5 to 12.5 °C, raised at 5.0 °C per week. At each temperature, tissue energy status was measuredthrough a combination of O2 consumption, intracellular pH, cCO2, citrate synthase (CS) activity, organic acids(succinate, acetate, propionate), adenylates (ATP, ADP, AMP, ITP, PLA (phospho-L-arginine)) and heart rate.L. elliptica from Signy (60°S) and Rothera (67°S), which experience a similar thermal regime (−2 to +1 °C)had the same lethal (7.5–10.0 °C), critical (5.1–7.5 °C) and pejus (b5.1 °C;=getting worse) limits with onlysmall differences in biochemical response. N. concinna, which experiences a wider thermal regime (−2 to+15.8 °C), had higher lethal limits (10.0–12.5 °C). However, at their Northern geographic limit N. concinna,which live in a warmer environment (South Georgia, 54°S), had a lower critical limit (5.1–10.0 °C; O2, PLAand organic acids) than Rothera and Signy N. concinna (10.0–12.5 °C). This lower limit indicates that SouthGeorgia N. concinna have different biochemical responses to temperatures close to their thermal limit, whichmay make them more vulnerable to future warming trendslast_img read more

Shell and Equinor combine digital forces to optimise inventory

first_img Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor to develop new inventory. (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland/Equinor ASA.) Building on news of the recent Strategic Alliance with Shell, Microsoft will be supporting Shell and Equinor with the co-development of the tool, which runs on Microsoft Azure.The goal is for energy companies to have better control over available equipment and to optimise stock levels. Since first deployment in 2017, this proprietary solution has been deployed across Shell’s Upstream, Manufacturing and Integrated Gas assets globally, generating millions of dollars in value through optimized stock levels.In March 2020, Shell and Equinor signed a Digital Collaboration Agreement to work together on digital projects in areas of mutual benefit (and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including competition and anti-trust laws). Next generation solution is the first collaboration to take-place under this agreement.Dan Jeavons, General Manager Data Science at Shell, says:“The collaboration to co-develop the next stage of Shell Inventory Optimiser with Equinor is an important milestone for both our companies; it speaks to the digital cultural and technical strengths we share, and our history of successful collaborations in the supply chain domain and the value we can achieve working in partnership. I look forward to further collaboration with Equinor in the supply-chain and decarbonization domain, with the continued support of our mutual partner Microsoft.”The co-development project will be run through a joint engineering team with digital and discipline specialists from Shell, Equinor and Microsoft all contributing.The tool integrates Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Azure Databricks and Azure Datalake and will see the tool enhanced with new features to further optimize the algorithm, driving the recommendations and an improved user experience. Both Equinor and Shell users will benefit from these new features. For Equinor, this tool could reduce inventory inflow with as much as 13%, which could save millions.Oddvar Vermedal, VP Emerging Digital Technology for Equinor’s Digital Centre of Excellence, says:“We see many mutual benefits as both companies have applied cloud-based digital solutions as an approach to our industry’s digital transformation. Such collaborations are increasingly important to improve safety, increase value creation, reduce emissions and develop low carbon solutions by applying digital technologies. The first step with the initiative will be to safeguard our operations by rightsizing the inventory level. This will reduce the inventory inflow and establish optimised level of inventory stocks in Equinor. The next step in the co-development will focus on reducing carbon footprint in our supply chain. Therefore, this collaboration is an important step in our digital transformation journey”.Microsoft will be working with Shell and Equinor to the develop the next evolution of Shell Inventory Optimiser, running on Microsoft Azure.“We are committed to supporting the transformation of the energy sector, co-developing solutions with organizations such as Shell and Equinor that aid in the energy transition,” said Darryl Willis, vice president of Energy, Microsoft.“Digital technology is transforming key industry areas such as the supply chain and we’re continuing to provide new digital solutions that support carbon reduction ambitions and advance the transition to a net-zero emissions future.”The collaboration is the first of a series of planned co-innovation initiatives across the wider energy value chain (including themes such as maintenance, production optimisation and supply chain management) which are in development. Source: Company Press Release Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor will develop the next generation of Shell Inventory Optimiser, a solution that leverages advanced analytics on historical data to optimise operational spare part inventory levelslast_img read more

Co-living platform slashes portfolio as tenants stay away from London

first_imgCo-living rental platform Lyvly has returned a significant number of its tenants back to their landlords as its key 20-something demographic continues to stay away from London.Launched in 2017 and backed by £3.5 million from investment firm Mosaic the year after, Lyvly offers professional young tenants ‘modern, clean, stylish flats with all comforts, all bills included and a perfect and responsive customer service for all your needs’. It was co-founded by Phillip Laney (above, second right) and Dario Favioni (above, left).Part letting agent, property manager and tenants’ club, it also works alongside fund managers and build-to-rent developers to increase income and reduce voids, claiming that its membership model persuades tenants to stay longer.But complaints from members, as it prefers to call its tenants, on the Trustpilot ratings website have emerged revealing that many had been contacted by their real landlord to inform that their agreements with Lyvly had ended.Fewer propertiesThe proptech firm says it is not experiencing any financial troubles, but has decided to significantly scale back its portfolio and return its tenants to their property’s original landlords.“All of the leases are still valid but the services may not be easy to deliver for all landlords, which is why some are offering new terms which you can discuss directly with them,” a spokesperson said on Trustpilot.Several specialists within the ‘co-living’ sector have speculated on social media that Lyvly faces a double whammy.Demand for its homes has slumped during Covid as many young professionals have moved out of London while rents have reduced significantly in the prime London, making their properties expensive compared to traditional PRS properties.Phillip Laney Dario Favioni lyvly March 15, 2021Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Co-living platform slashes portfolio as tenants stay away from London previous nextProptechCo-living platform slashes portfolio as tenants stay away from LondonLyvly has revealed that it is now managing a “smaller number of homes” as the capital’s PRS continues to be hit by the pandemic.Nigel Lewis15th March 202106,711 Viewslast_img read more

Robinson named Ward F councilman

first_img× JERSEY CITY — In a divided council vote 5-3, Jermaine Robinson was named this past weekend to fill the Ward F Council seat vacated by last December’s resignation of Diane Coleman.The council met at a rare Saturday special meeting on Jan. 21 to meet the deadline for filling the seat. Coleman resigned after being voted as county register. The council had 30 days to pick her replacement or leave the seat vacant until November.Robinson, who ran on the ticket headed by then Mayor Jerramiah Healy in 2013, lost to Coleman in a run-off election.Council members Michael Yun, Richard Boggiano and Chris Gadsden voted against Robinson, who will sit as councilman until a new Ward F council person is elected in November.last_img read more

News story: Carillion: Official Receiver’s update

first_img We continue to discuss with potential purchases for Carillion’s remaining contracts, as well as remain committed to engaging with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed. To be notified of future updates from the Official Receiver please register to receive an email alert. A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: Secure on-going employment has been confirmed for a further 101 members of staff who are transferring to new suppliers, taking the total number of jobs saved to 11,739. In total, to date 11,739 jobs (64% of the pre-liquidation workforce) have been saved and 2,340 (13%) jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation A further 1,121 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons This information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred Just under 3,000 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts Further information about rights in redundancy is available on gov.uk Further information Regrettably eight job losses are being announced and those leaving the business this week will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service.last_img read more

L.A. Celebrates January 4th Officially Becoming “Day of the Doors” [Watch]

first_imgAs previously reported, January 4th was declared the “Day of the Doors” in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This designation falls on the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ debut self-titled album, whose influence has solidly permeated rock culture with its classic hits such as “Break On Through (To the Other Side),” “The Crystal Ship,” “Light My Fire,” and “The End.” To honor one of the most celebrated bands of the 60s, City Councilman, Mike Bonin, joined original drummer John Densmore and original guitarist Robby Krieger in Venice, CA, to pay tribute to the band’s humble beginnings in California and the influence they grew to have.To a packed crowd of around 500 who braved rainy, winter (albeit California winter) weather for the historic event, L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin took the stage first to comment on the impact the Doors had on Venice by starting off with noting that “The Doors put Venice on the map.” He then moved into comments about the band’s transcendent qualities, but not before joking about the presence of young people in the crowd, jabbing that 99% of the crowd was not alive at the release of the album The Doors. He closed with these comments trying to verbalize their generation-defying appeal: “When you listen to the Doors, you don’t just hear music. You get taken to a land of imagination, fantasy, and delight.”Up next were comments by the remaining original band members of the Doors, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. Krieger made reference to the cyclic nature of life, noting that “We started up right here in Venice, and we’re ending up right here in Venice too.” Densmore’s comments were more nostalgic, recalling anecdotes about deceased bandmates, smiling as he described Jim Morrison being inspired to write “Moonlight Drive” by the California ocean as when rent for former keyboard player, Ray Manzarek, in the neighborhood was a mere $75 a month. Overall, the tone was still light and jubilant, as Krieger joked, “On January 4th, forevermore, everybody gets off of school, in Venice, anyway, and off work,” upon receiving the resolution from a grinning Councilman Bonin.Krieger and Densmore played for a little under 20 minutes to end the evening’s festivities. To kick off their short, celebratory performance, Krieger teased the opening lick of “Moonlight Drive” before the duo kicked off “L.A. Woman,” a video of which can be found below courtesy of youtube user FeelNumb.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Béla Fleck, The Wood Brothers, & More Slated For Suwannee Roots Revival

first_imgThe second annual Suwannee Roots Revival is going down Thursday, October 12th, 2017 through Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. This year’s Suwannee Roots Revival lineup includes Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Wood Brothers, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady, Donna the Buffalo, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, Rev Jeff Mosier Band, Willie Sugarcapps, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, River Whyless, Seth Walker, The Honeycutters, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Grass Is Dead, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Nation of Two, Dread Clampitt, Belle and The Band, and more.In addition to all the stage music, Suwannee Roots Revival will pay tribute and remember some of the beloved artists who have passed on with a memorial Vassar Sunday. However, there will also be very special memorial musical presentations earlier in the weekend. Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp will join forces to present a special set of music by the legendary Guy Clark. There will also be a special set to honor the amazing and also legendary Col. Bruce Hampton – details will be forthcoming.The family-friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, campground pickin’ sessions hosted by Sloppy Joe at Sloppyland and Quartermoon at Bill Monroe Shrine, the Dance Tent, hands on and performance workshops, yoga, a Kids Tent, and much more! Visit the festival website for more information.Suwannee Roots Revival Initial LineupBéla Fleck and Abigail WashburnThe Wood BrothersPeter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack CasadyDonna the BuffaloSteep Canyon RangersJim LauderdaleVerlon ThompsonShawn CampRev Jeff Mosier BandWillie SugarcappsJoe Craven & The SometimersSeth WalkerRiver WhylessNation of TwoThe HoneycuttersThe Grass Is DeadRumpke Mountain BoysDread ClampittGrandpa’s Cough MedicineThe Pine Box DwellersBelle and The BandThe Adventures of Annabelle LynQuartermoonSloppy JoeHabanero HoneysJeff BradleySuwannee Spirit Kids Music CampTania & Magic Moon Traveling CircusMore to be announced…[photo by Jason Koerner Photography]last_img read more

Dead & Company Had No Chance Of Losing At Top-Notch Atlanta Show [Videos/Audio]

first_imgOn Wednesday evening, Dead & Company continued their Fall run with a performance at Philips Arena in Atlanta GA. Gambling is a common thematic thread in the Grateful Dead‘s extensive catalogue, but on this night in Georgia, the latter-day Dead incarnation bet heavy on the nods to games of chance. In the end, the bet paid off, and the band turned in yet another top-notch performance.The “game” began at a leisurely pace, as the band took the stage and eased into a meandering “tune-up” jam that hinted at the long, strange trip to come before cashing in their chips for “Truckin’” to start the show in earnest. A quick Bob Weir-led “Smokestack Lightning” slipped in smoothly from there.Watch the opening “Truckin’” from Atlanta via the Dead & Company YouTube page:Next up was reliable early-set energy boost “Feel Like A Stranger”, followed by a spirited John Mayer-led reading of “Dire Wolf” featuring a ferocious piano solo from Jeff Chimenti as they played cards with the song’s titular murderous monster. “Loser” followed, featuring Weir at the helm and a heated riff battle between Mayer and Chimenti to boot. Next, the band rode their inside straight through a heavily improvised show-highlight “Cassidy” > “Bird Song” before, finally, the “Deal” came ’round for some blistering in the set’s final “hand.”The second set began in classic Grateful Dead fashion with “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower”, the “Slip” portion receiving the majority of the segment’s creative attention. Next, Oteil Burbridge got the call to deliver his now almost-nightly turn as lead vocalist, this time on Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ballad “Comes A Time”, a song that’s become a heartstring-tugging favorite in Dead & Co’s repertoire since its debut last summer at Citi Field.Watch pro-shot footage of the entire “Help” > “Slip” > “Franklin’s” set-opening segment below, via the band’s YouTube page:The slinky “Viola Lee Blues” gave Mayer a chance to let loose, showering the thick groove with increasingly intense blues riffing. From there, it was time for Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart to do their thing on “Drums” > “Space” their nightly foray into the rhythmic ether that’s become increasingly interesting as this tour has gone on. “Wharf Rat” drifted in from there, and it’s breezy bob was matched by the steady charge of the “Throwing Stones” that followed. Finally, “U.S. Blues” closed the set as the “we’re all confused, what’s to lose” line echoed the show’s gamblin’ man theme–whether it was by design or merely coincidence. An earnest and emotional “Brokedown Palace” rounded out an excellent evening of Dead in ATL.Listen to crowd audio from Dead & Company’s Atlanta show below via taper Dillon Fries:Dead & Company’s tour continues tomorrow in Dallas, TX. For a full list of upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.SETLIST: Dead & Company | Philips Arena | Atlanta, GA | 11/29/17I: Truckin’, Smokestack Lightning > Feel Like A Stranger, Dire Wolf, Loser, Cassidy > Bird Song > DealII: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Comes A Time > Viola Lee Blues > Drums > Space > Wharf Rat > Throwing Stones > U.S. BluesE: Brokedown PalaceCheck out the full gallery below from photographer Emily Butler.Dead & Company | Philips Arena | Atlanta, GA | 11/29/17 | Photos by Emily Butler Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Around the Schools: Harvard Law School

first_imgGQ Magazine has named Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, to its 2009 list of the “50 Most Powerful People in D.C.”  Placing her at No. 30, the magazine recognized Warren for her role as the chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.“Whenever you see movement toward disclosure of the Fed’s dealings with Wall Street or support for reining in credit card companies, Warren’s the force behind it,” the magazine said. In addition to chairing the Oversight Panel, Warren is also a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Commission on Economic Inclusion. Past public service posts include a role as principal investigator on National Science Foundation studies, a stint as chief adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, and a seat on the Federal Judicial Education Committee of the Federal Judicial Center.Warren joined Harvard Law School in 1992 as the Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Law, and moved into her current role in 1995.GQ polls journalists, congressmen, lobbyists, and other members of the Beltway elite to determine which political figures should be named to the biennial list.last_img read more

Never Stop Climbing: Three Secrets That Got PowerEdge to the Top

first_img“Strive to be more than number one. Strive to be the greatest number one. – Matshona DhliwayoHow should one feel when you reach the pinnacle of the tall, steep mountain you always wanted to climb? Or when you finish the grueling marathon you have trained hard for? Or when you find out your company is number one in the world in both server revenue and units?Joyful? Yes.A bit worn? Yes.Motivated? Definitely.This is the first time that Dell EMC is the leader in the x86 server business in both revenue and in units, a business equivalent of not only having the cake and but eating it too. This could not have occurred if our customers worldwide did not think PowerEdge servers were the best of breed, or if our sales teams did not persuasively highlight the value these servers bring to our customers’ businesses. We must acknowledge and celebrate this high watermark of our business.As we bask in this accomplishment, I pause to reflect on what has made this possible, and how can we sustain this seemingly untenable goal. Among many positive attributes such as innovative engineering and great products that came together to get us to number one, three attributes seem to stand out:Customer-Centric ApproachHaving been at other leading tech organizations, I have found that being customer-centric is more than a convenient moniker at Dell EMC. It is a fundamental guiding principle for how we develop these amazingly complex server products. Our customers span across multiple industry verticals and range from a humble two-person shop in a remote corner of Asia to large enterprises on Wall Street. Despite this large market with diverse needs, our teams listen to our customers, understand their unique needs, engineer the right server solution at the right value, and deliver the right growth tool enabling businesses to thrive. Our growing base of customers seem to understand our customer-centric approach and have entrusted their businesses to run on PowerEdge — the bedrock of modern IT.Culture of EmpowermentGen. George Patton said it best: “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” I believe that we continuously strive to foster a sense of empowerment in our teams by keeping an open, honest, bi-directional communication. We encourage risk-taking knowing well that not all ideas will hit the intended mark. I sincerely believe that empowering people to accomplishing their dreams is the surefire way to achieving your goals. I was pleased to read recently that Comparably, a compensation, culture and careers monitoring website, found Dell EMC to have one of the best managers in 2017. This is, perhaps, another testimonial that we are on the right path when it comes to empowering our people.Positive TeamworkAt Dell EMC, I have found and experienced great teamwork. When given an objective or a target, individuals and leaders come together quickly and efficiently to work towards their goal. Are they always harmonious? No. Are there differences of opinion, of thought? Certainly. However, there exists a certain professionalism and mutual respect in our teams that I have rarely seen in other places. I believe this teamwork will help us keep up the momentum.There is indeed a heady feeling when one is ranked number one in the server business. While we savor for a bit longer, we need to be cognizant that the market is dynamic, the technology advantages are always evolving and fleeting, the competitive landscape is fierce and customer needs are more demanding. We will continue to bring the best server products to market and I believe that the above three attributes (or secrets) are the ones that will separate the market leaders from the followers.A big thank you to the broad Dell EMC family of partners and team members who made this momentous occasion possible and congratulations to all our customers for making the right choice and entrusting us with your compute needs. We will certainly continue to earn the trust and respect of every single customer and partner of ours while keeping our feet firmly on the ground.last_img read more