first_imgThe Antarctic limpet Nacella (Patingera) concinna (Strebel, 1908) forms temporary “stacks” before spawning, a behaviour which ensures that gametes are released in close proximity. This promotes the fertilization of a large proportion of eggs, so reducing the energy outlay necessary to ensure reproductive success. The annual reproductive output of Nacella is low in comparison with other Patellidae. Rapid fertilization may also help to contain larvae in shallow coastal waters suitable for settlement. Evidence of this unique spawning behaviour has now been obtained in a series of photographs taken at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands (60°S : 43°W).last_img read more

first_imgTewkesbury-based Drapers Bakery has been ordered to pay £5,500 in costs and damages following persistent misuse of Bakers Basco bread baskets.An injunction hearing at Bristol County Court heard the bakery had been caught on a number of occasions in the past using another company’s equipment without permission, and had made historical payments to Bakers Basco totalling more than £3,000 in damages.Drapers director Stephen Jenkins agreed to enter into a court order – a formal undertaking not to repeat the offence – for an indefinite term and pay costs and damages.Judge Barry Cotter QC explained to Jenkins that failing to keep his promise would constitute contempt of court and would trigger sanctions that could include being fined, having assets seized or even a prison sentence.Steve Millward, general manager of Bakers Basco, which manages and licenses bread baskets and wheeled trollies for the use of bakers, said the company was “sick and tired of a small minority who think it’s acceptable to use other people’s equipment without their permission”.“Taking our bread baskets and dollies without permission means other people have to foot the bill because it means extra costs for the baker which have to be passed on to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer,” he added.Draper’s Jenkins told British Baker: “I think bakeries, especially small ones, need to be extremely careful. We certainly won’t be doing it again. I could have ended up in prison. For £5,500 you can buy a lot of trays.”British Baker exclusively spoke with Steve Millward in April 2017 following a number of bread basket misuse incidents over the past year.last_img read more

first_imgDue out June 10th, The new four-CD/Blu-ray collector’s package from Universal Music will contain both mono and stereo versions of the album, as well as instrumental mixes, live recordings, and never-before-heard alternate mixes and outtakes. You can see the full track listing for the extensive anniversary release below: CD 1: Pet Sounds (Mono)
01. Wouldn’t It Be Nice02. You Still Believe In Me03. That’s Not Me04. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)05. I’m Waiting For The Day06. Let’s Go Away For Awhile07. Sloop John B08. God Only Knows09. I Know There’s An Answer10. Here Today11. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times12. Pet Sounds13. Caroline NoPet Sounds (Stereo)
14. Wouldn’t It Be Nice15. You Still Believe In Me16. That’s Not Me17. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)18. I’m Waiting For The Day19. Let’s Go Away For Awhile20. Sloop John B21. God Only Knows22. I Know There’s An Answer23. Here Today24. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times25. Pet Sounds26. Caroline NoAdditional Material
27. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #2)28. Don’t Talk. . . (Unused Background Vocals)29. Hang On To Your Ego (Alternate Mix)30. Caroline No (Promotional Spot #1) CD 2: The Pet Sounds Sessions01. Sloop John B (Highlights from Tracking Date)02. Sloop John B (Stereo Backing Track)03. Trombone Dixie (Highlights from Tracking Date)04. Trombone Dixie (Stereo Backing Track)05. Pet Sounds (Highlights from Tracking Date)06. Pet Sounds (Stereo Track Without Guitar Overdub)07. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (Highlights from Tracking Date)08. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (Stereo Track Without String Overdub)09. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Highlights from Tracking Date)10. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Stereo Backing Track)11. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Stereo Track with Background Vocals)12. You Still Believe In Me (Intro – Session)13. You Still Believe In Me (Intro – Master Take)14. You Still Believe In Me (Highlights from Tracking Date)15. You Still Believe In Me (Stereo Backing Track)16. Caroline No (Highlights from Tracking Date)17. Caroline No (Stereo Backing Track)18. Hang On To Your Ego (Highlights from Tracking Date)19. Hang On To Your Ego (Stereo Backing Track)20. I Know There’s An Answer (Vocal Session) [previously unreleased]21. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian’s Instrumental Demo)22. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Stereo Backing Track)23. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (String Overdub)24. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (Highlights from Tracking Date)25. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (Stereo Backing Track)26. That’s Not Me (Highlights from Tracking Date)27. That’s Not Me (Stereo Backing Track) CD 3: The Pet Sounds Sessions (continued)
01. Good Vibrations (Highlights from First Tracking Date)02. Good Vibrations (Stereo Backing Track)03. I’m Waiting For The Day (Highlights from Tracking Date)04. I’m Waiting For The Day (Stereo Backing Track)05. God Only Knows (Highlights from Tracking Date)06. God Only Knows (Stereo Backing Track)07. Here Today (Highlights from Tracking Date)08. Here Today (Stereo Backing Track)Alternate Versions
09. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 1)10. You Still Believe In Me (Mono Alternate Mix)11. I’m Waiting For The Day (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)12. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)13. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)14. I Know There’s An Answer (Alternate Mix) [previously unreleased]15. Here Today (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)16. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (Mono Alternate Mix)17. Banana & Louie18. Caroline No (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)19. Dog Barking Session20. God Only Knows (With A Cappella Tag)21. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 2)22. Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)23. God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)24. Caroline No (Original Speed, Mono Mix)CD 4: Live Recordings
01. Wouldn’t It Be Nice02. Sloop John B03. God Only Knows (Michigan State University, October 22, 1966)04. Good Vibrations05. God Only Knows06. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967)07. God Only Knows (Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 – 2nd Show)08. God Only Knows (Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982)09. Sloop John B (Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989)10. Caroline No11. You Still Believe In Me (Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993 – Stack-O-Vocals)
12. Wouldn’t It Be Nice13. You Still Believe In Me14. That’s Not Me15. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)16. I’m Waiting For The Day17. Sloop John B18. God Only Knows19. I Know There’s An Answer20. Here Today21. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times22. Caroline NoBonus Track
23. Good Vibrations (Master Track with Partial Vocal) (previously unreleased)Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc
01. Wouldn’t It Be Nice02. You Still Believe In Me03. That’s Not Me04. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)05. I’m Waiting For The Day06. Let’s Go Away For Awhile07. Sloop John B08. God Only Knows09. I Know There’s An Answer10. Here Today11. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times12. Pet Sounds13. Caroline NoAdditional Material in 5.1 Surround and Stereo
14. Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder))15. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Session Highlights)16. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Alternative Mix without Lead Vocal)17. God Only Knows (Session Highlights)18. God Only Knows (Master Track Mix with A Cappella Tag)19. Summer Means New Love[H/T – Consequence of Sound] In honor of the 50th anniversary of their 11th album Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys are set to release a new collectors’ edition reissue of the acclaimed studio masterpiece. Today, the band released the new mix of “I Know There’s An Answer” that’s featured on the reissue. Take a listen to the new alternate mix, as well as the original 1966 album version below:last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 64-year-old Miller Place man was killed when he crashed his pickup truck in Mount Sinai over Columbus Day weekend.Suffolk County police said Reinhold Schierwagen of was driving a Ford F150 eastbound on North Country Road when his vehicle struck a guardrail and shrubs at 6:55 p.m. Friday.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he later died.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

first_imgJun 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A study from the University of Iowa suggests that veterinarians who work with poultry have a significantly higher risk of infection with avian influenza, compared with nonveterinarians.The researchers studied blood samples from 42 veterinarians and 66 healthy nonveterinarians and found that the vets were significantly more likely to have antibodies to avian flu subtypes H5, H6, and H7, indicating previous infection with the viruses. The scientists did not ascertain whether the vets had had any clinical illness caused by their infections.”These data suggest that occupational exposure to avian species may increase veterinarians’ risk of avian influenza virus infection,” says the report by Kendall P. Myers and colleagues in the Jul 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Veterinarians should be considered for priority access to vaccines and antiviral drugs in pandemic planning.”They say their study appears to be the first search for serologic signs of a wide variety of avian flu subtypes in US veterinarians.The scientists enrolled vets who attended a conference in 2004 and recruited control volunteers in the spring of 2006. Vets who had no exposure to birds and controls who reported such exposure were excluded, leaving 42 vets and 66 controls. Varying numbers of the vets had worked with chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and quail. Bloods samples were taken from both groups and analyzed for antibodies to avian flu virus subtypes H4 through H12 and human flu subtypes H1N1 and H3N2.Compared with the controls, some of the vets were found to have increased levels of antibodies to subtypes H5, H6, H7, and H9. Further analysis of the data revealed no evidence that the elevated avian flu antibodies were accidental results of seasonal flu infection or vaccination (cross-reactions).After adjusting for possible confounding variables and doing further statistical analysis, the researchers determined that the vets had significantly higher odds of having increased antibodies to three avian flu subtypes: H5 (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 16.7; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.1 to infinity), H6 (OR 12.2; 95% CI, 2.0 to 138.2), and H7 (OR, 17.7; 95% CI, 2.3 to infinity).”Veterinarians who reported having examined birds known to be infected with avian influenza presented an increasing trend of being seropositive, compared with veterinarians without this exposure and with control subjects,” the report adds.Acknowledging limitations of the study, the authors said their sample was too small to allow an assessment of whether any of the avian flu subtype findings were a result of cross-reactions against other avian subtypes.They also said the study design didn’t allow them to assess whether seropositivity was linked with any clinical signs of illness. “The nature, frequency, and severity of clinical illness caused by infection due to avian influenza remains unknown,” they write.The researchers note that when different flu virus subtypes infect the same host, there is a risk they will trade genetic material and give rise to a dangerous new virus. The authors say that increasing vets’ rate of immunization against seasonal flu would limit the chances of such reassortment events and should be considered. Thirty-six of 75 vets (48%) in the study reported having had a flu shot in the preceding year, lead author Myers told CIDRAP News.The researchers also say their findings suggest that vets who work with birds have an increased risk of zoonotic flu infection. “We posit that they should be considered for inclusion on priority access lists for pandemic vaccines and antiviral drugs,” they conclude.David A. Halvorson, DVM, a veterinary pathologist and avian flu expert at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, said the study suggests that humans may be infected with avian flu viruses more commonly than was previously thought. It seems that, as has happened in Asia with the deadly H5N1 virus, “Humans intimately exposed to birds may get infected,” he said.He added that the findings reinforce doubts about the older view that pigs were the “mixing vessel” for new flu strains because they could be simultaneously infected with avian and human strains. “Rather, an avian virus may infect people directly and result in a recombinant with no other mixing vessel involved,” he said.However, Halvorson expressed doubt about the authors’ idea that, in view of their findings, vets should have priority access to pandemic flu vaccines”The only way that I see a need to rank veterinarians high for pandemic flu vaccines would be to possibly prevent them from infecting poultry,” he said. “Once a virus is a human pandemic strain, it is difficult to imagine that poultry will play a significant role in transmission to people.”However, Myers asserted that the H5N1 strain could reach birds in the United States, putting those who work with poultry at risk. “The geographic range of the virus is rapidly expanding and efforts to contain it have been unsuccessful. Many feel that the spread of H5N1 into birds in this country is inevitable,” she told CIDRAP News by e-mail.She pointed to a recent commentary in Vaccine by her colleague Gregory C. Gray, the senior author of the veterinarian study, and two other authors. They make a case for promoting annual flu shots for those who work with swine and poultry and including those workers in the priority groups for pandemic flu vaccines and antiviral drugs. Among other reasons, they suggest that H5N1 infections in domestic ducks, geese, or pigs might not be readily identified, posing a threat to humans who work with them.Myers KP, Setterquist SF, Capuano AW, et al. Infection due to 3 avian influenza subtypes in United States veterinarians. Clin Infect Dis 2007 Jul 1;45(1):4-9 [Full text]See also:Gray GC, Trampel DW, Roth JA. Pandemic influenza planning: Shouldn’t swine and poultry workers be included? Vaccine 2007 May 30;25(22):4376-81 [Abstract]last_img read more

first_imgIn 2018, Valamar Riviera will increase salaries by 11,5% with a focus on increasing salaries of basic occupations, which has been agreed with the Croatian Tourism and Services Union (STUH) and the Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia Trade Union (SIKD).According to the agreement with the social partners, the basic salary will increase by a total of 4% while 7,5% of the total salary will be additionally invested in increasing the salaries of basic occupations such as chefs, waiters, cleaners, receptionists, maids and many others. The increase of coefficients for almost 50 key jobs in operating operations and the increase of the base by 2% will start on June 1, 2018, while the salary of all employees will increase by 2% from December 1, 2018, Valamar pointed out. and added that this adjustment of salaries for basic occupations will cover about 4.000 employees, which will guarantee Valamar for 2018 a net income of at least 5.000 to 7.500 kuna per month for employees in the facilities.Valamar Riviera will thus invest over HRK 20 million in increasing the salaries of all employees with a focus on basic occupations in business, of which about 30% of investments are tax relief, and the rest are direct investments in increasing the material rights of workers.Photo: Valamar”In recent years, in accordance with its development strategy, Valamar has progressively increased the basic salary of its employees, so the average salary at Valamar in 2017 was 20% higher than the average for the tourism sector in Croatia. With progressive salary growth and other investments in human resources development, Valamar puts employees first because of their key role in achieving excellent service, innovation and long-term success in tourism. ” stand out from Valamar.New hotel for employeesIn addition to a significant increase in net income, seasonal workers who come to work in Valamar’s destinations from all over Croatia are provided with quality accommodation and three meals a day at the expense of the employer. This season, Valamar is opening a fourth hotel for employees called Valamar House. The company has invested over HRK 60 million in the Valamar House project in the last two years. In the Valamar House, seasonal workers are waiting for newly renovated rooms and apartments with private bathrooms, common areas for rest and socializing, as well as many other benefits.In 2018, Valamar Riviera will employ 6.600 employees from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik. In 2018, Valamar will offer 1.200 permanent season contracts within the Valamar +3 program and 400 new permanent employment contracts. “All these initiatives have contributed to the fact that Valamar Riviera has been awarded the Employer Partner certificate for the eleventh year in a row, and further confirm Valamar’s leading role as a leading employer in tourism. ” conclude from Valamar.last_img read more

first_imgUEFA’s FFP rules are designed to prevent clubs receiving unlimited amounts of money through inflated sponsorship deals with organizations related to the owners.The Adjudicatory Chamber of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) said City had broken the rules by “overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016” and added that the club “failed to cooperate in the investigation”.But City, who has denied any wrongdoing, said in a strongly worded response that it will fight the decision.”Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this prejudicial process now over, the Club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity,” the club said. Describing itself as “disappointed but not surprised” by the decision, City took aim at the investigation process.”In December 2018, the UEFA Chief Investigator publicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered to Manchester City, before any investigation had even begun.”The subsequent flawed and consistently leaked UEFA process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver. The Club has formally complained to the UEFA Disciplinary body, a complaint which was validated by a CAS ruling.”City is currently second in the Premier League and face Real Madrid in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League.UEFA had opened an investigation into City in March 2019 after German publication Der Spiegel alleged that the club’s Abu Dhabi owners had inflated sponsorship agreements to comply with FFP requirements.The Abu Dhabi United Group, the investment vehicle owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is the majority owner of the City Football Group, with a stake of around 77%.The City Football Group includes the Manchester club and owns or part-owns New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay, Girona FC in Spain and Sichuan Jiuniu FC in China.Topics : English champion Manchester City has been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros ($32.53 million) by European soccer’s governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.The ruling, if upheld, would mean Pep Guardiola’s side would not be able to compete in the 2020-21 Champions League should the club again qualify for Europe’s top club competition. It would also be banned from European competition in the 2021-22 season.An absence from continental action would have a significant impact on the club’s revenue as well as it’s prestige.last_img read more

first_imgThe home at 17 The Concourse, Underwood is going under the hammer.A DOUBLE-STOREY home with views and plenty of space for a growing family is for sale in Underwood. James Jin has lived at 17 The Concourse with his wife and three children for eight years. Mr Jin said the high ceilings and parquetry floors grabbed his attention when he first saw the home and he liked that the property had plenty of room for his young family. The property is in the Domain Estate and has an elevated position with views of the surrounding area. Inside the home there are five living spaces, five good-sized bedrooms, and three bathrooms, including an ensuite to the master bedroom. The upstairs balcony has views over the surrounding area.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The classic kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, along with stainless-steel appliances and tiled floors. The dining room and family room both open to the covered patio and there is a balcony off the upstairs rumpus room. Mr Jin said his family spent most of their time in the media room and the family room. “At night the balcony at the top is beautiful too — it’s a good place to sit,” he said. The home also has solar power and two oversized garages with plenty of storage space. Parquetry floors feature throughout the home.Mr Jin said the home was low-maintenance, especially the tiled and timber floors and the well-kept backyard. “It’s a shame to sell but we are moving for the children’s school,” he said. The home is close to quality schools, shops and the M1, which leads to the Gold Coast, Brisbane or the airport. Harcourts M1 marketing agent Sam Ayass said the home was one that would perfectly suit the needs of a family. The home will be auctioned on April 5 at 5.30pm.last_img read more

first_imgNine sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P16,000 were seized from Angie Livoit, police said. ILOILO City – A 36-year-old man was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Crispin Salazar South, Janiuay, Iloilo. Aside from suspected shabu, a P3,000 marked money and drug paraphernalia were also recovered. Livoit – resident Barangay Abangay, Janiuay, Iloilo – was arrested after he sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer around 1 p.m. on July 4, a police report showed. Detained in the lockup cell of the Janiuay police station, Livoit faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

first_imgKathy Baudendistel has owned Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue since 1998.Wolf Creek Road in Franklin County connects St. Mary’s and Blue Creek Road. It is also home to a unique location connecting the human race with an animal rarely seen in these parts.Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue provides an opportunity to interact with 31 wolves that have been brought in from throughout North America.It is a free, up-close and personal look at the animal living in a comfortable and secluded environment. A chance to hear them howl and view they’re natural behavior as they play and communicate with other members of the pack.Brave sightseers also get a chance to essentially join a wolf pack, walking or sitting amongst the wolves and petting them.For many, however, the unique place in rural Franklin County is much more. It is a stop along a spiritual journey.If you travel to Wolf Creek Habitat, you may meet someone like Neal and Dee, a couple from Syracuse, New York. In need of a second medical opinion, the visit for Dee was a chance to get in touch with her and her husband’s favorite animal.“I am an interpreter for the deaf and work with a lot of students. Some people are afraid of the wild, especially wolves, from all the nursery rhymes you hear growing up, and this place is very educational.”Visitors from near and far come to the location owned by Kathy and Terry Baudendistel. She opens the habitat for anyone that would like to visit each Saturday and Sunday.Wolf Creek Habitat is an attraction for some well-known individuals that are also wolf admirers. Last summer, Reds pitcher J.J. Hoover stopped in, and Baudendistel recently met her favorite actor and animal activist Ian Somerhalder.Baudendistel recounted a story of a woman who had been viciously attacked by a German Shepard. A physically and equally emotionally scarring experience, the woman visited Wolf Creek Habitat.“She was afraid of big dogs. I said you trust me, let me take you out there with the wolves. She sat down there on the ground, the first wolf that came up she flinched a bit,” Baudendistel recalled. “But after that it was fine. I said ‘Now look, you might have gotten mauled in the face by a German Shepard but you have sat in a pack of wild wolves!’”“That changed her whole mind, it was therapy.”You may hear the owner call out to Hokaloni, Mohawk or Kodiak. Each wolf has a name and easily recognized by Baudendistel and the volunteers that provide support at the habitat.“We do the best we can to give them the best life we can. They stay here, they do not go anywhere. Once they get here they stay here for the rest of their life,” Baudendistel said.Hours of operation October through April are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May 1 through September, extended hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more