Diel activity patterns of Carabidae, Staphylinidae and Perimylopidae (Coleoptera) at South Georgia, Sub-Antarctic

first_imgSix of the eight species of beetles at South Georgia, the southernmost beetles of the world, were investigated in outdoor arenas with pitfall traps for their diel patterns of locomotory activity. All of them were clearly nocturnal, the only exception being a small staphylinid which appeared to be active throughout the day and night. Activity of the other species was restricted to the dark period of the night, with little activity during twilight. Peak activity occurred before or at midnight. Activity was clearly correlated with temperature. Diurnal activity may involve a risk of overheating and desiccation, but could also have evolved in the past due to bird predation, which today is very low in the study arealast_img read more

Patrick Kluivert rejoins Barcelona as academy director

first_imgFormer Barcelona striker, Patrick Kluivert has rejoined Barcelona as the clubs director of the academy.The 43-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Catalan giant’s La Masia youth system.Kluivert, together with Clarence Seedorf was sacked by Cameroonian FA after failing to impress at the recently concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.The former Ajax player impressed in his playing time at the Camp Nou where he scored 145 goals in 308 appearances over six years.The ex-footballer told Barcelona’s website he was “happy to be back home”.“I am looking forward to this new era, with the challenge of keeping Barca among the top teams in the world”The Dutch, among other things, understand the terrains of development as a footballer.Kluivert who scored 40 goals in 79 appearances became the youngest goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League at the age of 18 when played for Ajax.He outlined the similarities between Ajax and Barcelona as he spoke to the media of the Spanish champions.“I grew up at the Ajax academy, which is very similar to La Masia, and I think I can do a lot for the development of young Barca players,” he said.last_img read more

Live updates: Struggling Raiders fall 27-3 to Seahawks in London

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday morning while the Raiders face the Seattle Seahawks in London starting at 10 a.m.This will be the second straight season Oakland has played one of its “home games” out of the country. The Raiders are hoping for better results than last year’s debacle in Mexico City when they were routed by the Patriots 33-8. Oakland is also looking to rebound from another …last_img read more

NBA Power Ratings And Playoff Odds Celtics And Nets Up Heat And

With only eight days remaining in the 2014-15 regular season, it’s time to check in on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. If you’re wondering how these numbers work, the short version is that all 30 NBA teams are ranked according to a projection of their true talent over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the methodology,1This week, we tweaked the simulation methodology to include the NBA’s official tie-breaking procedures. Before this week, we had been approximating tie breakers. see our introductory rankings post.The Eastern Conference playoff plot continues to thicken. Last Monday in this space, our model listed the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers with playoff probabilities of 76 percent and 50 percent, respectively, with the Brooklyn Nets (38 percent) and Boston Celtics (25 percent) likely to be on the outside looking in.Now, the tables have turned.The Celtics, aided by a 3-1 record over the past week (and an improved power rating), now sport a 57 percent playoff probability and more expected end-of-season wins than either Miami or Indiana. Likewise, the Nets leapfrogged the Pacers and Heat by an even greater margin after going 4-1 over the past week-plus. Brooklyn’s chances of making the playoffs are now nearly 77 percent, a radical departure from its 17 percent postseason probability of two weeks prior.And if Brooklyn and Boston are now in the driver’s seats for the final pair of Eastern Conference playoff berths, that means the Heat and Pacers are currently both underdogs to make the postseason. Miami has lost four straight games, and its power rating is down because several of its good RPM players (such as Luol Deng, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen) are listed as day-to-day with injuries. And for its part, Indiana went 2-2 on the week-plus, but even at .500, the Pacers lost ground to the surging Celtics and Nets.The Heat have things a bit better than the Pacers. They face an easier remaining schedule, and the league’s tie-breakers favor them in the event of a tie with Boston and/or Brooklyn, which accounts for Miami’s superior playoff odds despite a projected win tally identical to that of Indiana. But for each team, it’s a big reversal from where they stood just a week ago.So while there’s little time left in the schedule, the Eastern Conference playoff picture is no clearer than it’s been the past few weeks — the front-runners to get in are just different. read more

May Day for Workers focuses on Job Safety Health

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Apr 2015 – Coming onto May Day, May 1st and the Department of Employment says the Turks and Caicos will join the rest of the world and observe World Day for Safety and Health at work. The Department said it is all to bolster the priority which is establishing a culture of prevention. Minster Employment Hon. Donhue Gardiner explained a need to “increase awareness of on the job hazard and risks, and understanding of their prevention and control.” The goal is to equate decent work with safe work and all ILO constituents, said Minister Gardiner, “must create the partnerships that are needed…” There will be a week of activities. Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Recommended for you PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Related Items:donhue gardiner, for safety and health, may day, world day Baptist Union President Makes Recommendation on Status and Immigration Billslast_img read more

BAHAMAS Lombard Odier Executives Pay Courtesy Call on Minister Symonette

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 25, 2017 – Nassau – Lombard Odier Partner Marc Lopez (centre) and Lombard Odier and Cie (Bahamas) Ltd. Managing Director Renaud Vielfaure (right) paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 23, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items:last_img

Ruben Neves is an excellent player – Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praises on Ruben Neves following reports the Premier League champions are interested in his services.The Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder has been linked with a move to the Etihad as a potential long-term replacement for Fernandinho, and Pep believes the Portuguese is a top midfielder.“Ruben Neves is an excellent player,” said Guardiola, according to France24.“The system at Wolves involves playing with two holding midfielders, not just one. But he’s an excellent player.”“There are many clubs in the world, many holding midfielders in the world, and most of them can play here. That’s not the point. The point is that most of them are under contracts.”Guardiola also insists there are limits to City’s transfer budget, despite their abundance of riches.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“A month ago, I started reading: ‘Ruben Neves, £100 million ($129 million, 112 million euros)’. That is not going to happen. We are not going to pay £100 million for a holding midfielder.”“Of course, all departments in the club, we have in every position four or five or six options (potential targets) ?- depending on age, what we believe and, of course, the price.”Guardiola also praised the work of City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain saying: “I would say they are incredible, top at what they are doing. It looks simple but it’s not simple. It looks easy but it’s not easy.”“I am in touch quite often with Txiki, especially, because he is close to my door. I know exactly what they do, with the (City) academy, with the first team and they are doing it really well.”“But sometimes it doesn’t depend on us,” said the Catalan manager.“You have to pay the club, pay the family and talk with the players, and with the agents, it’s nuts. It’s complicated, so, so complicated.”last_img read more

Man dies after being found with gunshot wound in University Heights

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after he was found shot in a car in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood, police said.Dispatchers received a report shortly after 12:35 a.m. of a person with a gunshot wound in a vehicle at Park Boulevard and El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Officers arrived and found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body, Dupree said.The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead there, Dupree said.A man at the scene told officers the shooting happened before 12:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Martin Avenue in the Logan Heights area, Dupree said.No suspect descriptions were immediately available. Homicide detectives were investigating the incident. July 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Man dies after being found with gunshot wound in University Heights Posted: July 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more