The ecology of Earth’s first large organisms is an unsolved problem in palaeontology. This experience report discusses the determination of which ecosystems could have been feasible, by considering the biological feedbacks within them. Haskell was used to model the ecosystems for these first large organisms – the Ediacara biota. For verification of the results, the statistical language R was used. Neither Haskell nor R would have been sufficient for this work – Haskell’s libraries for statistics are weak, while R lacks the structure for expressing algorithms in a maintainable manner. This work is the first to quantify all feedback loops in an ecosystem, and has generated considerable interest from both the ecological and palaeontological communities.
Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Canarias Joins EUNAVFOR MED View post tag: europe View post tag: EUNAVFOR Med View post tag: ESPS Canarias Share this article Authorities ESPS Canarias Joins EUNAVFOR MED Spanish frigate ESPS Canarias officially joined EUNAVFOR MED on October 5, 2015.The Spanish ship reached the European mission flag-ship, the Italian aircraft vessel Cavour, in the military harbor of Augusta, in Sicily, early in the morning, spending an entire briefing-day on board to complete the procedures and organizational deployment set up into the European Task Force.The Frigate Canarias (F-86) is a sixth ‘Santa María’ class frigate, carrying 202 crew persons and “Tweety”, a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter, specially equipped for intelligence patrolling and surveillance flights.Operation EUNAVFOR MED will move to its second phase today, October 7, which would allow for the boarding, search, seizure and diversion of smugglers’ vessels on the high seas under the conditions provided for by applicable international law.[mappress mapid=”17117″]Image: EEAS October 7, 2015
Division: Obstetrics & Gynecology (80001012)Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology (90002102)Employment Duration: Full-timeBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).Job Responsibilities:Location: TCH Pavilion for Women – Family FertilityCenterClinical responsibilities will be assigned by your Chair andDivision Director, and may be altered in response to changingDepartmental and Division needs. Specific responsibilities arenegotiable and dependent upon Candidate interest andexpertise.Candidate will be expected to work primarily at the Pavilion forWomen at Texas Children’s Hospital. There will also be anexpectation to participate in research and educational activitiesin the department. All faculty are expected to participate in theeducation mission of the College. Candidate must agree to dischargetheir duties and responsibilities faithfully, to abide by allrules, regulations, and policies and to devote to the performanceof your duties and responsibilities the amount of time and effortfor which you are employed by the College. Candidate will beallowed to spend up to one-fifth of your effort on activitiesoutside BCM (consulting, scientific board service, etc.), butoutside time commitments beyond this require prior approval of theChair and Division Director.Job Qualifications:Must have an MD Degree and be board certified or eligible inReproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.Candidate must have, or be eligible for a valid Texas Medical BoardLicense.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.838CA; CH
Any Ocean City resident who is not yet registered to vote, but wants to cast a ballot in the May 13 municipal election must do so by Tuesday, April 22.The City Clerk’s Office (temporarily at 550 Asbury Avenue, next to the Ocean City Fire Department) will have extended hours on the Tuesday deadline day: 8:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voter registration forms will be available at the Clerk’s Office during regular hours (8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) before Tuesday.Voters will choose a mayor and three at-large City Council members in the spring election.
Radiohead has relaunched their radiohead.tv page, and it’s most recent gift is pro-shot video of their 2016 Lollapalooza set. The Chicago festival performance included A Moon Shaped Pool staples “Burn The Witch,” “Daydreaming,” “Ful Stop,” and “The Numbers,” as well as old-school favorites “Paranoid Android,” “Everything In Its Right Place,” which Phish covered during the Baker’s Dozen run,” “Karma Police,” and a double encore. With Radiohead performances remaining somewhat of a rarity, it’s an interesting peep into their live showmanship to have these pro-shot videos available to us. Watch the full Radiohead set from Lollapalooza below:Setlist: Radiohead | Lollapalooza 2016 | Chicago, ILBurn The Witch, Daydreaming, Ful Stop, 2 + 2 = 5, Myxomatosis, My Iron Lung, Climbing, Up The Walls, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, Bloom, Identikit, The Numbers, The Gloaming, Weird Fishes / Arpeggi, Everything In Its Right Place, Idioteque, There, ThereE: Let Down, Present Tense, Paranoid Android, Nude, BodysnatchersE2: Street Spirit, Karma Police
Mike Gordon is currently on the go to release his next solo album, OGOGO. The album, set to be released through Megaplum/ATO Records this Friday, September 15th, was recorded earlier this year in Boston and LA with Gordon’s regular touring band (guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers) and produced by GRAMMY-winning engineer Shawn Everett. Following the releases of “Steps” and “Victim,” “Up And Down,” the Phish bassist and vocalist has released the fourth single, “Whirlwind,” a groovy approach to his newly identified indie pop side.Listen to the “Whirlwind” below:Mike Gordon’s fall tour behind the album will begin on September 22nd at The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and will feature performances in Toronto and Chicago as well as a two-night tour-closing run in Boulder, CO on October 13th and 14th.OGOGO Tracklist1. Equilibrium2. Steps3. Victim4. Crazy Sometimes5. Whirlwind6. Marissa7. Up And Down8. Pendulum9. Stealing Jamaica10. Go Away11. So Far Gone12. Let’s Go13. Victim 3DYou can see a full list of Mike Gordon fall tour dates below.Mike Gordon 2017 Fall TourFri 9/22 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GASat 9/23 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NCSun 9/24 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NCTue 9/26 The National, Richmond, VAWed 09/27 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CTFri 9/29 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NYSat 9/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, TorontoSun 10/1 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MITue 10/3 Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MIWed 10/4 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OHThu 10/5 The Vogue, Indianapolis, INFri 10/6 The Metro, Chicago, ILSun 10/8 Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WITue 10/10 Slow Down, Omaha, NEWed 10/11 Madrid Theatre, Kansas City, MOFri 10/13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSat 10/14 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Saint Mary’s hosted the First-Generation Student Panel Thursday night in the basement of the Student Center explored the difficulties that these students may face. It featured two College faculty members — associate professor of communication sciences and disorders Susan Latham and professor of social work Leonardo Sanchez. Seniors Shameka Turner and Sonia Torres also spoke at the panel.The discussion topics focused around the setbacks a first-generation student has to deal with, as well as what the two students have learned by attending college and how their experiences have benefited them.“I didn’t know any first-generation students when I came to college,” Latham said.The inability to access the “hidden curriculum,” or the knowledge of how a college student is expected to behave based on what they have unconsciously learned from their college-educated parents, was a setback in her days at Saint Mary’s, Latham said.The panel speakers said every student’s experiences as a first-generation student will differ, but they can all find ways to help and support each other.Torres and Turner recommended the Writing Center as a valuable resource to assist with any issues that might come up when writing papers or doing projects.“The Writing Center is very helpful because I talk with a lot of slang, and it is sometimes hard not to not write how I speak,” Turner said.Torres said she recommends asking friends to assist with revising and asking professors for help.“I didn’t have older siblings to send my papers to so they could fix them, but I learned that friends can be helpful and give feedback on papers,” Torres said. “I also always bother my professors because they know how to help me — my parents don’t know how to be an accounting major.”Despite the hardships, the panelists said acting as a role model for community members and family back home is one of the best parts of being a student.“I think my favorite thing about [being a first generation student] is that graduating is no longer for me, but for [my parents] and my siblings,” Torres said. “You set the foundation, and you are that role model whether you want to be or not.”Turner said her parents see her as a role model for going to college, despite the admiration she holds for them.“My dad looks up to me, even though I look up to him,” Turner said. ”He [says], ‘You are doing something positive,’ ‘You’re trying to better yourself,’ ‘I am proud of you.’ Even though he doesn’t always say it, I know he means it that way and appreciates me.”When asked what advice she may give a fellow first-generation student, Latham said staying true to oneself and understanding everyone deserves to be accepted in a college environment is very important.“You are important and you are valuable,” she said. “You have every reason to be here, just as much as anyone else. There are disadvantages, but that doesn’t diminish the value of you as a person and why you should be here. I think that’s part of what you are supposed to do in college, is figure out who you are … figure out how you are going to contribute to the world. That is amazing and remarkable and you should focus on that.”Tags: College experience, first generation, hidden curriculum
A new bill, signed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, requires drivers to secure trailers to their vehicles with safety chains. The bill, which takes effect July 1, was prompted by the death of a young Fayette County mother who was killed last fall when a runaway trailer struck her vehicle. Rep. John Yates advanced the trailer safety chain bill (HB 123) after Tiphanie Fletcher’s mother visited him at the state Capitol. Fletcher was killed as a result of an unchained trailer slipping loose from the truck ball. The ball was later found to be the incorrect size for the trailer hitch.“This law will require that all registered trailers, those with a license plate, be adequately and safely attached to the vehicle while being towed,” said Frank Watson, the University of Georgia Extension coordinator in Wilkes County. Watson said trailer owners must ensure their trailer has a safety chain or cable as a safety backup to the primary hitch connection. A trailer can be retrofitted with safety chains for about $50, he said.“Commodity trailers, like peanut wagons or cotton wagons, are exempt,” he said. “For the most part, people will need to retrofit older or homemade trailers with safety chains if they do not have them.”Watson hopes trailer owners will see the necessity of the new regulations. “There is certainly a safety issue with trailers that don’t have safety chains,” he said. “I daresay that the attorney for an injured party would show no mercy to someone whose trailer caused an accident that could have been prevented by safety chains.”Violating the code can result in a misdemeanor.For more information on trailer safety, see the national Extension publication at www.extension.org/pages/64391/livestock-trailer-safety#.VV41MFlVhBc.
Warren Buffet: Energy Transition Spells End Times for Uncompetitive Utility Companies FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Stephen Lacey for Greentech Media:Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that renewable energy and efficiency are pushing utilities beyond a “sloppy” operational model and into a more competitive environment.In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett outlined the risks posed by distributed generation to traditional power companies. Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational holding company worth nearly $200 billion, owns 10 energy companies, including three large electric utilities serving territories across 11 Midwestern and Western U.S. states.The business of electricity is entering a period of uncertainty, wrote Buffett.“In its electric utility business, our Berkshire Hathaway Energy (“BHE”) operates within a changing economic model. Historically, the survival of a local electric company did not depend on its efficiency. In fact, a ‘sloppy’ operation could do just fine financially,” wrote Buffett. “That’s because utilities were usually the sole supplier of a needed product and were allowed to price at a level that gave them a prescribed return upon the capital they employed.”“That’s all changing,” he wrote. Sloppiness is no longer an option.More and more regulated power companies are facing a world where third parties, like solar service providers, can compete with them directly on cost.“Today, society has decided that federally-subsidized wind and solar generation is in our country’s long-term interest. Federal tax credits are used to implement this policy, support that makes renewables price-competitive in certain geographies. Those tax credits, or other government-mandated help for renewables, may eventually erode the economics of the incumbent utility, particularly if it is a high-cost operator,” wrote Buffett.Full article: Warren Buffett: Solar and Wind Could ‘Erode the Economics of the Incumbent Utility’
Crumbley Award nomination sought Nominations are now being accepted for the Walter S. Crumbley Practice Management & Development Award, which recognizes a member of Florida’s legal community who has distinguished himself or herself professionally and who has rendered outstanding service to the profession of the practice of law or the management of the practice of law.The recipient of the award— sponsored by the Practice Management and Development Section — also must show good citizenship, significant contributions to the profession, and to the management of the practice of law, as well as distinguished service to the Bar.The deadline for nominations is May 1. A letter setting out why a nominee deserves the award may be sent to Carol Kirkland,The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399 or [email protected] flabar.org. The award will be presented at the Bar’s Annual Meeting in Boca Raton in June. Crumbley Award nomination sought March 15, 2006 Regular News