first_imgExpansion of the krill fishery in the Scotia Sea – Antarctic Peninsula region beyond the current precautionary catch limit requires the development and assessment of methods for subdividing the regional catch limit amongst smaller spatial units. This contribution compiles parameters for use in the ecosystem dynamic models that are needed to assess these methods. These parameters include life history and krill consumption parameters for the fish, whale, penguin and seal species that feed on krill in this region. Maximum krill transport rates are also derived from the OCCAM global ocean circulation model. This parameter set, like most others, is associated with considerable uncertainty, which must be taken into account when it is used. The sources, assumptions and calculations at every stage of the compilation process are therefore detailed and plausible limits for parameter values are provided where possible. The results suggest that fish are the major krill consumers in all SSMUs, with perciform fish taking as much krill as whales, penguins and fur seals combined and myctophid fish taking double that amount. However estimates of krill consumption per unit predator biomass suggest that this is an order of magnitude higher in penguins and seals than in whales and fish.last_img read more

first_imgNewsRegional Caribbean Telecommunications Union seminar to hear update on network security by: – May 26, 2012 Share 19 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Fiber optic cable. Photo credit: nevisblog.comMIAMI, USA — Delegates to the 10th Ministerial Strategic Seminar of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), which opens in Miami on May 29, will receive an update by Fortinet Inc, a world leader in high performance network security, on network threat landscape trends, vulnerability and the best ways to mitigate them.The update and recommendations will be provided by Pedro Paixao, vice president of international sales for Fortinet.Paixao will outline the new threat trends and the security solutions that are currently available to today’s network administrators. In his presentation at the two-day seminar, a follow-up to a similar CTU meeting in Barbados last December, the Fortinet executive will also explain why it is important to be ready to protect and recover from directed cyber attacks and how to create an actionable cyber security action plan.“We fully support the work of the CTU in promoting the adoption of cutting-[edge technology that enables Caribbean countries to be more competitive at the global level,” Paixao said. “Fortinet has been active in Latin America and the Caribbean region since 2003 and has worked a number of different groups to help educate public and private sectors on the importance of having a sound security strategy when planning a network expansion.”The CTU’s Ministerial Strategic Seminars create a forum for technology executives to explain the impact of today’s emerging technologies, listen to the concerns of ministers, their secretaries, technocrats, senior policymakers and regulators and provide the necessary insight for informed decision-making.The seminars seek to educate senior Caribbean government and regulatory officials in order to advance the social and economic development agendas of Caribbean countries.This 10th Seminar will focus on the need for the Caribbean to participate more actively in global discussions and within international organizations that have a fundamental role concerning internet governance. The seminar will delve into the mechanisms that are open to the region to participate in these organizations and will discuss a framework that will enable the region to effectively represent its interests. Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

first_img Ireland’s first visit to the finals of a major tournament could hardly have got off to a better start when they launched their Euro ’88 campaign with a famous victory over England in Stuttgart. Ray Houghton’s header won the day as he wrote himself into Irish folklore, and not for the last time. June 25, 1990: Republic of Ireland 0 Romania 0 (After extra-time, Ireland win 5-4 on penalties) The Republic had made it out of their group to the knockout stages of the World Cup in Italy after draws with England, Egypt and Holland, and faced Romania in the last 16 in Genoa. The teams could not be separated over 120 minutes and when it came to the penalty shoot-out, Pat Bonner saved Daniel Timofte’s attempt to set the stage for unlikely hero David O’Leary to win it. June 18, 1994: Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 0 A rare error from the usually imperious Franco Baresi allowed Houghton to fire past goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca and hand the Republic a stunning World Cup victory over Italy at the Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Ireland had to defend their lead for 78 minutes, but with Paul McGrath in commanding form, did so to shock the Italians, who recovered to reach the final of USA ’94. September 1, 2001: Republic of Ireland 1 Holland 0 Mick McCarthy’s men found themselves up against it when, 58 minutes into their World Cup qualifier against the Dutch at Lansdowne Road, defender Gary Kelly was sent off for a second bookable offence. But, against all the odds, Jason McAteer put them ahead nine minutes later and, despite the presence of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Patrick Kluivert, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Pierre van Hooijdonk on the pitch as the clock ran down, Holland were unable to find an equaliser. November 15, 2001: Iran 1 Republic of Ireland 0 (Ireland win 2-1 on aggregate) Press Association The Republic of Ireland face one of the biggest matches in their history on Sunday evening when they go into Euro 2016 battle with Poland knowing they could emerge with a ticket to France. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the previous occasions on which a nation held its breath and ultimately jumped for joy or wept in disappointment. June 12, 1988: England 0 Republic of Ireland 1 Having finished in second place in their qualifying group, Ireland found themselves pitched into play-off battle with Iran as a place in the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East was dangled tantalisingly before them. First-leg goals from Ian Harte and Robbie Keane five days earlier sent them to Tehran with a 2-0 lead. Mysteriously without skipper Roy Keane for the away leg, and although Yahya Golmohammadi handed the hosts a 1-0 win amid a fevered atmosphere at the Azadi Stadium, the Republic were through. June 5, 2002: Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 1 When Miroslav Klose headed the Germans into a 20th-minute lead in Ibaraki, few neutrals expected anything other than a routine World Cup group game victory for his side. But, with injury-time at the end of the game ticking away, substitute Niall Quinn flicked on Steve Finnan’s long ball for Robbie Keane and the striker beat keeper Oliver Kahn to snatch a point. November 18, 2009: France 1 Republic of Ireland 1 (After extra-time, France win 2-1 on aggregate) The home side ran out at the Stade de France boasting a 1-0 lead in this World Cup play-off and with one foot on the plane to South Africa. However, on a night when Ireland produced the most thrilling display of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign, Robbie Keane levelled the aggregate score before Thierry Henry’s handball set up William Gallas to score the most controversial of extra-time equalisers. last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error With a stern look and an annoyed tone, Lakers coach Byron Scott criticized his players with brutal honesty.Scott questioned their effort. He told them to “man up.” Scott considered any fatigue concerns “a bunch of crap” even if the Lakers completed a second game of a back-to-back shortly after a five-game, nine-day trip. But after recently watching the tape of the Lakers’ loss to Phoenix on Monday, Scott has changed his stance.“As mad as I was about the way we played the last game, I also have to go back and look at the schedule,” Scott said. “I thought the road trip had a toll on us.” So much so that Scott dismissed making lineup changes despite an undersized Brandon Bass appearing overwhelmed at the center spot. Lakers backup center Robert Sacre has played in one game, while power forward Tarik Black has only appeared in four contests. “I’m not going to say I’m extremely happy with everything going on with the guys I have rotating. But I’m trying to give them a shot before I make decisions,” Scott said. “A couple of bad more rebounding games will do that.” Hence, Scott kept up his promise in implementing box-out drills to prepare for when the Lakers (2-9) host the Toronto Raptors (7-6) on Friday at Staples Center. After all, the Lakers rank 28th out of 30 NBA teams in rebounding differential (minus-5.8).“It was at least fun for me to watch,” Scott said. “Nobody got broken noses or broken bones. But guys were going at each other pretty good.”Staying patientcenter_img The stoicism in Anthony Brown’s voice partly reflected his understanding why the Lakers’ rookie guard/forward has played limited minutes in three games.“I haven’t really had a chance to digest it,” said Brown, whom the Lakers drafted 34th overall. “I’ve learned a lot every day just by being here. Even though I’m not playing, I’m still learning.”Brown shared how he has learned more about the game’s pace and how to play efficiently. But he received a more valuable lesson when the Lakers sent him to the D-Fenders, their Development League affiliate. On Tuesday night against the Bakersfield Jam, Brown posted 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field, a 3-of-10 clip from 3-point range, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and three turnovers in 32 minutes. Brown plans to play on Friday against Santa Cruz and on Saturday against Reno before rejoining the Lakers on Sunday.Scott said he plans to feature Brown in the D-League for the next two months. “I want to get him to the point where he’s playing a lot of basketball with the D-Fenders,” said Scott, who wants Brown to work on his ballhandling. “Then when we bring him back up, he can fit right in.”Game planLakers guard Kobe Bryant is expected to play in Friday’s game against Toronto after resting during Monday’s loss in Phoenix. Bryant completed shooting drills before sitting in practices on Wednesday and Thursday.Scott plans to play Bryant around his season average of 30.4 minutes per game after logging 37 minutes on Sunday against Detroit. last_img read more

first_imgHer treble gave the 34-year-old a new status in the oldest hat trick hero in any World Cup, breaking records set previously by Cristiano Ronaldo and Carli Lloyd.34 – Oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick:Women’s WC – Cristiane (34y 25d)Men’s WC – Cristiano Ronaldo (33y 130d).Record.#FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/edAbkyOwAY— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 9, 2019Brazil had won all seven of their previous Women’s World Cup opening games and only the brilliance of Jamaica’s goalkeeper Sydney Schneider prevented the scoreline from being even more emphatic.Cristiane opened the scoring in the 15th minute and, after Andressa had missed a chance to make it 2-0 from the penalty spot, doubled Brazil’s advantage five minutes into the second half before a superb free kick completed her treble, after which she was immediately substituted. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings —  Cristiane has now scored 10 World Cup goals; only Marta (15) has netted more such goals for Brazil’s women’s national team.—​ Cristiane’s treble is the first by a Brazilian in a Women’s World Cup match since June 1999, when both Sissi and Pretinha scored hat tricks in Brazil’s 7-1 victory over Mexico. Women’s World Cup 2019: Rose Lavelle defying all odds Cristiane became the oldest player to score a hat trick in a World Cup on a record-breaking day for Brazil as it beat Jamaica 3-0.Teammate Formiga became the oldest player to appear in the women’s finals, at the age of 41 years and 98 days, and also the first to appear in seven editions of the tournament.And it was a successful day for all involved with Brazil as it strolled to victory, with Cristiane the star of the show in Grenoble. Schneider, a 19-year-old American-born goalkeeper studying at the University of North Carolina, was handed her place after coaches learned she had Jamaican grandparents on her mother’s side.In the first half she saved brilliantly twice from Debinha, though Cristiane’s precise header from Andressa’s cross was too good for the Jamaica number one.Schneider did, however, produce heroics by diving to keep out Andressa’s spot kick, awarded for a handball by Allyson Swaby.Yes mi Keeper #ReggaeGirlz #WorldCup2019 #JamvsBra— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 9, 2019Jamaica’s only real threat came from their star forward Khadija Shaw, who fired one spectacular drive that Brazil goalkeeper Barbara did supremely well to prevent finding the top-right corner.For once Schneider was caught out early in the second half, unable to reach a low cross from Andressa, who steered the ball in from the right and Cristiane slid in to finish.Her hat-trick goal was the pick of the bunch, a sublime free-kick swept left-footed beyond the Jamaica wall and in off the underside of the crossbar to cap off a wonderful individual display.Key Opta Facts— Brazil’s victory over Jamaica was its first win in any competition since July 2018 (2-1 vs. Japan), halting a run of nine consecutive defeats before today.— Brazil has maintained its record of winning 100 percent of its opening World Cup matches. Indeed, it has won these eight games by an aggregate score of 23-1.— Following Jamaica’s defeat, each of the last six sides playing in their first ever Women’s World Cup match have now failed to win (D2 L4 — also South Africa, Spain, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Ecuador). Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. veterans take pride in leading rookieslast_img read more

first_imgDelhi spinners Manan Sharma and Vikas Mishra took an hour to grab the remaining four wickets as the Ishant Sharma-led team beat Railways by an innings and 105 runs in their second Group A league match of the Ranji Trophy here today.With seven points including a bonus by virtue of innings victory, Delhi are now on top of Group A with 10 points from two games.Starting the final day at 157 for six, Railways were all out for 206 in their second innings as Manan (3/67 in 17 overs) and Mishra (4/37 in 19.5 overs) were the wreckers-in-chief.Manan was the ‘Man of the Match’ for his century and match-haul of 7 wickets.Brief Scores: Delhi 1st Innings 447Railways 110 and 206 in 78.5 overs (Nitin Bhille 73, Vikas Mishra 4/37, Manan Sharma 3/67, Ishant Sharma 1/34)Delhi won by an innings & 105 runs.Points: Delhi 7; Railways 0.KARNATAKA KEEP PACEKarnataka began their 2017 Ranji Trophy campaign with a bang without their big guns like Manish Pandey and K L Rahul, defeating Assam by an innings and 121 runs in the other match in Group A.With this win, Karnataka are placed second in the points table with seven points from two matches.Sent into bat, Assam were skittled out for 145 in their first innings. In reply, Karnataka declared their first innings at 469 for seven, riding high on centuries by Ravikumar Samarth and Krishnappa Gowtham.Assam did not have answers to the bowling attack of the hosts led by Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal in the first innings and Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun and Gowtham in the second.advertisementThe Assam innings folded for 203, giving Karnataka their first win of their season’s opener.Brief Scores: Assam 145 and 203 in 73.1 overs (Gokul Sharma 71, R Vinay Kumar 4/31, Krishnappa Gowtham 3/39)Karnataka 469/7 dec.Karnataka won by an innings and 121 runs.Points: Kanrataka 7; Assam 0.The last match of the group between Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled.Brief Scores: Hyderabad vs UP. Match abandoned without a ball being bowled. Points: Hyderabad 1 UP 1.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 9, 2017 – Kingston – Chief Technical Director in the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, Dermon Spence, says the Government is committed to ensuring that Jamaicans have access to safe foods.He said focus is being placed on strengthening policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks and providing technical support for food producers in meeting global safety standards through the implementation and maintenance of food-safety quality-management systems.Mr. Spence noted that the management programmes, which include the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), are germane to ensuring food security and boosting trade.   He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the Chile Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Cooperation Project at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston on September 6.The technical cooperation initiative is geared towards the strengthening of the National Codex structure in countries such as Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Suriname.    It is focused on the establishment of a sound National Codex Committee that will assist countries to improve participation as well as their ability to discuss topics of interest for the subregion at the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).The international standard-setting body, with more than 180 members, is responsible for a collection of globally adopted standards, guidelines, codes of practice and other recommendations relating to food production and food safety, known as Codex Alimentarius.The CAC was formed within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) to promote the health and safety of consumers and ensure fairness in the food trade.Mr. Spence, who represented Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, at the function, noted that Jamaica has benefited tremendously from the project funded by the Governments of Chile and the United States.   He highlighted, among other things, the production of an approved National Codex Procedural Manual and a Codex Strategic Plan.The manual sets out the basic rules of procedure, the process for elaboration of Codex standards and related texts, and basic definitions and guidelines for the operation of Codex committees.   It is particularly useful for national delegations participating in Codex meetings and for international organisations attending as observers.   The strategic plan incorporates a list of programme areas and planned activities with a clearly defined timetable.Executive Secretary of the Chilean Food Safety and Quality Agency (ACHIPIA), Dr. Michel Leporati, said that throughout the world, an increasing number of consumers and governments are becoming aware of food quality and safety issues.“Consumers are now demanding that their governments take action to ensure that foods are of acceptable quality and that the risks of food-borne diseases are minimised,” he noted.Mr. Leporati said it is important to ensure that the food needs of countries are taken into consideration in the approval of food-related standards.  He pledged that Chile, as the Coordinator of the Codex Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC), will be working with countries to address food-safety challenges.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has hit out against the Premier League’s top players for their diving anticsThe Bluebirds will take on third-place Tottenham later today hoping to build on last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Leicester City.Victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s side will move Cardiff six points above the relegation zone.But, for Warnock, top players getting away with diving in the area is becoming a growing concern with Spurs striker Harry Kane being booked for diving in their 3-1 defeat to Wolves at the weekend.Meanwhile, the manner in which Mohamed Salah won penalties against Newcastle and Arsenal over the past week has also raised eyebrows.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s so difficult to see diving, you can’t blame referees,” said Warnock, according to Evening Standard.“I say to my players about the top players ‘try not to breathe on them’.“I said that before the Manchester United game, if they get in the box ‘Don’t breathe on them at all’ because they’ll be down.“That’s how it is nowadays.”The Cardiff and Spurs match will begin at 18:30 (CET) today.last_img read more