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first_imgResearch into the patterns and drivers of juvenile migration is important for understanding the development of individual migration strategies. Although several recent studies have tracked adult large gulls throughout the annual cycle, the movements of juveniles remain poorly understood. We fitted Global Positioning System (GPS) devices that transmit locations through the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) to ten juvenile Lesser Black‐backed Gulls Larus fuscus prior to fledging on the island of Spiekeroog, Germany, to study their first autumn migration and wintering behaviour. The tracked birds initially departed on similar compass bearings south to southwest, after which migration routes diverged. Individuals took 38–107 days to reach their wintering sites in Algeria, Morocco or Spain. Birds visited 6.7 ± 3.7 (mean ± sd) stopover sites en route and spent substantial time in northern Europe, with some individuals converging at the same sites over small spatial scales (< 1km), but not over the same time periods. Birds increased travel speeds in the second half of their migration. They showed relatively high site-fidelity after arrival at wintering sites, and there was no evidence that the size of foraging areas increased over time, suggesting limited exploratory behaviour. Individuals used the same predominant habitats – cropland, open water and built-up areas – to varying degrees, but showed limited variation in habitat use over time. Overall, the migration routes and timings of juveniles broadly resembled those of previously tracked adults. Given their similar initial bearings and abundance of large gulls on the flyway, we suggest that social learning is likely to be an important process shaping the individual migration and wintering strategies of juvenile gulls.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Weather Service predicts tides across much of the Jersey Shore that could be three feet above an already high new moon tide on Friday and Saturday.Forecasters are predicting that a major snowstorm could affect millions across the East Coast at the end of the week.With the track and temperatures still uncertain, it remains unclear what impact the storm will have in Ocean City.But this much is clear: Full-moon tides will coincide with the arrival of the storm. If its anticipated 30- to 40-mph northeast coastal winds and heavy precipitation materialize, Ocean City can expect tidal flooding.High tides (at the Ninth Street Bridge on Ocean City’s flood-prone bay side) will be at the following times:6:42 a.m. Friday (4.3 feet mean low water)7:09 p.m. Friday (3.6 feet)7:28 a.m. Saturday (4.3 feet)7:54 p.m. Saturday (3.7 feet)Residents of low-lying streets may want to be prepared to move vehicles to higher ground. The astronomical tide height predictions for this weekend are similar to the new moon tide that flooded Ocean City streets two weeks ago. These predictions don’t take into account any of the wind or rain that can increase the flooding. (See our chart of historic Ocean City flood levels.)The coastal storm also could erode Ocean City’s newly replenished beaches at the north and south ends, though a touch-up project is still scheduled to take place at the south end starting later this winter. (See “Ocean City’s South End Beaches to Get a Do-Over.”)Forecasters are tracking a major low-pressure system expected to move across the southern United States this week. The storm is expected to move over the Atlantic Ocean and track up the coast, moving past Ocean City from late Friday into Saturday.Some inland areas on the East Coast could see as much as two feet of snow, but the potential for warmer coastal temperatures make the prediction of snow for Ocean City much more difficult.“Due to the inherent uncertainty with systems this far out (currently this system is still out over the Pacific), we only produce snow amount forecasts for events within 72 hours (3 days). Thus, we probably won’t be producing a snow amount forecast for this event until at least Wednesday afternoon,” the National Weather Service Mt. Holly Office reported on Monday.A separate storm could bring less than an inch of new snow to Ocean City on Wednesday evening.See Monday’s National Weather Service briefing on the weekend event below.Download (PDF, 424KB)last_img read more

first_imgHigh street coffee chain Caffè Nero is to acquire the coffee chain Harris + Hoole from Tesco.The news comes as Tesco released its Q1 trading results for 2016/17, which showed a like-for-like sales performance in the UK up 0.3% for the 13 weeks to 28 May 2016. This represented a second quarter of growth for the firm for the first time in five years. Group LFL sales were up 0.9% at constant exchange rates.The company said the launch of seven new exclusive fresh foods brands in March had helped its UK outlets to meet more of its customers’ shopping needs. In a statement, it said: “Underpinned by Brand Guarantee, and including the investment in our fresh food brands, the cost of a weekly shop at Tesco is now 6% lower than it was in September 2014. We have continued to redirect coupon spend into lowering shelf-edge prices and focus promotional spend on the lines that matter most to customers.”The sale of Harris + Hoole is a continuation of the retailer’s strategy to divest non-core businesses. It has recently sold off its Dobbies Garden Centre chain its Giraffe restaurant business.In a trading update, the company said: “Following on from the agreed sales of Dobbies Garden Centres and the Giraffe restaurant chain, we are announcing today the proposed sale of Harris + Hoole to Caffè Nero. Together, these sales allow us to place even greater focus on our core UK business.”Harris + Hoole’s founders Nick, Andrew and Laura Tolley, who run London-based coffee chain Taylor St Baristas, sold their remaining 51% stake in the coffee chain to Tesco in February this year. At that stage, Harris + Hoole had 43 outlets including 29 in Tesco stores and employed over 500 people.According to British Baker’s 2016 Bakery Market Report, at the latest count Caffè Nero had 574 stores in the UK.Tesco still owns the Euphorium Bakery business, although rumours have circulated that this, too, could be sold off as Tesco continues to revise its strategy to concentrate on its core UK retail business.last_img read more

first_imgThe psychedelic electronic project, Shpongle, has announced its final live performance, which will take place at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 3rd and 4th of 2019. Headed by Simon Posford, also known as the producer Hallucinogen, and Raja Ram, the duo have pioneered the psybient genre, which fuses hints of world music with the ambient and trance genres.While Posford has frequently performed Shpongle DJ sets around the country, it’s rare that the full Shpongle LIVE experience comes together with both Posford and Raja Ram and a slew of other performers, including drummer Joe Russo. These concerts are known for their immersive experience, which also includes trippy dancers and artists to supplement the performance.As Joe Russo noted on his Facebook page, “This is it!!! I’m honored to have been performing with this incredible group for the better part of the last decade. THESE WILL BE THE FINAL Shpongle (Simon Posford) LIVE SHOWS! I can’t think of a better place than Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to say goodbye. Make sure to grab tickets. These will go fast! <3 …puts on face paint………”However, while these shows will certainly close a chapter of Shpongle’s enduring history, this does not mean that the project will totally be coming to an end. Per a statement on Shpongle’s website, “Although this is their last full public concert, Shpongle will continue to enchant and delight with future studio recordings and album releases.”Tickets for Shpongle LIVE’s final performances at Red Rocks on May 3rd and 4th, 2019, go on sale on Friday, September 28th, at 10 a.m. MT.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo August 17, 2011 The work of the FF.AA. will not have any results because its the bigger states that should decide to eliminate the drug’s financial experts. No drugs would be produced if there weren’t any economic power wielding groups willing to gain money by selling drugs. Eliminating the main drug agents would be the first step, but this will be difficult, because there are interests in the rulers themselves. The problem of VRAE is being faced only in part, Military Forces’ activity in the zone has improved, this as a product of the experience of their continuous actions and clashes in which they have participated, in which sadly there have been a loss of lives pertaining to law enforcement, but is needed a more solid strategy, in which other sectors (agencies) of the State may begin working in zones that are already controlled by the Government (through their FF.AA.), there is lack the contest of the Environmental, Health, and Education sectors, among others, so that they may use their budgets that should already be formulated with the aid of the Office of the Multi sector Work Group Secretariat which was created for this, but of whose results, as well as the results of the diverse Sectors (agencies) are being developed in the area, are not known. And that it is another pending point, the publicity of the actions that is carried out by the state in the area, lacking this there won’t be the necessary political support to resolve the problem, because political parties are not saying much either on the matter, and there should be political consensus in order to face drug trafficking and terrorism, because without the perception of legitimacy on behalf of the inhabitants of the VRAE area, it will be very difficult to gather the population’s support as is required in these cases. In my own line of thinking, the State, or the Government should win the people over, not only by presence alone but by making the people feel that we are all Peru without so many differences, the way for them to achieve this is by the government being held accountable, by having civil servants that want real development for the people, not a development of their pockets and then to look at the rest of the citizens in disdain who are just like them. This has a beginning, families are part of this society that is sick. ¿How are you? Lt. General Leonel Cabrera Pino, Commander of the Intelligence and Joint Special Operations Command (CIOEC) of Peru recently met with Dialogo to talk about Peru’s ongoing counter-terrorism operations against the Shining Path in the region of the Apuricam and Ene River Valley (VRAE) , and his own experiences as the VRAE Commander. Diálogo: What can you tell us about your experience in the Valley of the Apurímac and Ene Rivers (VRAE)? Gen. Cabrera: Speaking about the VRAE is a topic in itself. I’ve had the opportunity to serve as the second-ranking commander and as the commandant-general in the VRAE. I believe that it’s important to emphasize that while drug trafficking and some other factors exist, such as illegal lumber harvesting, this is always going to favor the development of terrorism, that situation in which there is a nexus among these crimes is always going to persist, and logically, it’s more difficult for us to combat terrorism, since it’s joined together…it’s narco-terrorism now. Shining Path is one group, I believe fairly well-known on the national and international levels. The most hard-line faction persisted as a remnant for a while, and we moved in starting in 2007, when we began to take control of the situation in the VRAE again. For ten years, more or less, terrorism was not combated, for various reasons, but starting from that date, the Armed Forces have returned to the fight against terrorism, and drug trafficking, logically, is immersed in that. Diálogo: What is the strategy of the Armed Forces for combating the terrorists? Gen. Cabrera: We have quite a number of objectives, although many of them are intangible, that is, the population does not see them. Often, the fight against terrorism is not measured by the number of dead, either on the terrorists’ side or on our side, but rather in terms of the state of the process. We found a group that was spread fairly widely across the area, with a fair degree of control over the area, and today, as of last year, their activities have been reduced tremendously. Now this year, the same policy of combating terrorism is being continued. Nevertheless, I believe that we have to press a bit harder in the fight, because if we give them breathing room, they’ll start to expand again. It’s natural [that there may be] occasional isolated acts, due to the difficulty of the terrain, due to the distance we have to cover to work in that area. I believe that while the leaders are there and terrorism has not been eliminated, the state has to continue combating the terrorists. You can’t live without concern when there is a rattlesnake in your yard. Diálogo: Is there a difference between the Shining Path of today and the group’s ideology during the 1980s and 1990s? Gen. Cabrera: I believe that there has been a shift both in their activities and in the activities of the forces of order. In the case of this armed group, in the period from the 1980s to the 1990s and 2000, they induced more terror. At that time, they killed many people, executed many people. They saw the state’s absence in part of the territory, and then they killed the local authorities, the forces of order, any citizen who represented the government. They’ve realized that this, logically, has an entirely negative side, since if they want to win over the population, they can’t go against the population. They’ve understood that, and now they’ve changed their strategy and aren’t going against the population. I believe that this has had some results for them, because at times, in places where the state doesn’t have a presence, the population sees itself as protected by the subversives themselves. Then, one way or another, the terrorists live together with them and are accepted … that’s what we’re trying to avoid, and we’ve also changed our strategy a bit, one way or another, with the difference that in the 1980s and 1990s, we had other laws, we had greater legal protection, we had a more favorable legal framework than we have now. That doesn’t mean, however, that we’ve pulled back; we continue working, with much greater caution in order to avoid all the problems there were with human rights in the 1980s and 1990s. No one wants to be involved in this kind of a problem, and the terrorists also take advantage of that, because they violate human rights, and we don’t; then we have to conduct surgical operations to avoid any abuses against the population and at the same time, try to capture the terrorists. As of right now, however, all the larger population centers where they are directing their efforts are under the control of the forces of order, and logically, this is an extensive territory, and the only thing they have left are some smaller population centers where the state doesn’t have a presence, which are minimal. They have to preach their ideology to very few people. Previously, they had all the larger towns and population centers, where they gathered people and everyone listened to them, but not now. For this reason, the progress of their strategic offensive has been quite limited; the expansion of their support committees has been tremendously limited. So long as the forces of order maintain control of the area, I believe that it’s going to be very difficult for them. I know that they haven’t made progress. That has limited them tremendously, especially with regard to logistics. Diálogo: What measures are the Armed Forces taking to combat drug trafficking? Gen. Cabrera: We’re paying much more attention to the problem of drug trafficking; we’re conducting operations against drug trafficking in integrated operations with the police and prosecutors, where this hadn’t normally been done in the past. Since last year, we’ve begun to fight almost with a frontal attack, but we’re still lacking a legal framework to support us; we lack resources to combat drug trafficking directly, to be able to have the legal arms with which to combat them. I believe that a comprehensive policy is required. Apart from that, in the military aspect, I believe that we’re doing well, and I’m convinced that we can roll back this process. We can win again. We won the war against Shining Path in the 1980s and 1990s, and we’re going to win it again. In the end, however, if all the sectors of government don’t join in to work together, the necessary means to continue in this inequality that there is now are going to present themselves once again. 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 27-year-old East Hampton man was killed when his SUV skidded on black ice and crashed head-on into a Suffolk County Transit bus in Water Mill early Friday morning.Southampton Town Police said Cesar Marin was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his truck and veered into the eastbound lane, hitting the bus shortly before 7 a.m.Marin was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.Police impounded the SUV but no criminal charges are expected to be filed. Another vehicle crashed after hitting the same black ice 10 minutes prior, but no injuries occurred in that case.last_img read more

first_imgBoth bills have already been deliberated for more than a decade. In previous terms, lawmakers failed to pass them into law despite repeatedly being flagged as priority items.The political tug-of-war over the bills will only take a toll on the victims, Theresia warned. “This makes the long path even longer for survivors to tread, as there is not yet any legal basis for access to justice or adequate services,” she said.In her opinion, the underlying problem is the entrenched patriarchy both within and outside the legislative body, noting the drawn-out discussion on “issues of morality” rather than the sexual violence eradication bill’s capacity to promote justice for survivors of sexual violence.Read also: Catalyzing change for gender equality“We suggest that the deliberation of the sexual violence eradication bill be conducted not only by House Commission VIII,” she said.Another commissioner, Veryanto Sitohang, underlined the importance of the role of civil society in overseeing the bill’s deliberation, with lawmakers seemingly unperturbed by the sluggish process.To this end, Komnas Perempuan has continuously held “necessary” talks with religious organizations in an attempt to rally support from the wider population to put pressure on the legislative process, he said.But women’s rights activist Ratna Batara Munti insisted that the work of legislators should not depend on whether or not there was pressure from the public, especially in the midst of a pandemic that has prevented effective monitoring of progress at the House.Read also: World leaders warn coronavirus could roll back progress for women“It isn’t easy for us to monitor [the legislative process under these] circumstances,” said Ratna, who coordinates activities for the Network of Pro-Women’s National Legislation Program (JKP3).“So, it is very important for lawmakers to have a strong perspective on gender [issues] from the outset,” she told The Jakarta Post on Friday.”But I am pessimistic about that.”From a broader perspective, and leaving aside the legislative program, Ratna argued that the principles laid out in the CEDAW had not even been properly implemented within the House’s institutional framework.The legislative body has seen an increase in representation among women, from just 17 percent during the 2014-2019 term to 21 percent in the current period, which expires in 2024, according to House statistics.But women still visibly lack a presence among House leadership posts, despite the House speaker being Puan Maharani. Even Commission VIII, which is responsible for women and children’s issues, is chaired by a man.“How are we to incorporate a women’s rights perspective if the structural and cultural conditions in the legislative body are still like that?” Ratna said.Read also: In ASEAN, gender equality still very much a ‘tick-the-box’ issueIn addition to the call for lawmakers to pass the relevant bills, Komnas Perempuan also urged the House to integrate the principles of the CEDAW into this year’s Prolegnas list.Taking aim at the government, Ratna demanded that both the Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry and Komnas Perempuan – which have the mandate to decide on women’s issues – “intervene” and instill gender rights into the country’s political institutions.The commission has found at least 421 bylaws that still discriminate against women, even though the government claimed to have found just 114 problematic government regulations and bylaws in a report to the UN CEDAW Committee last year.Read also: Men should stand up against gender inequality, for loveTo its credit, Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati acknowledged the government’s attempts to provide better services for victims of sexual and gender-based violence and discrimination.But she also argued that any improvement in this field would not achieve its optimum result if the options for taking action remained limited, citing as an example how the police still have no legal means to deploy a psychologist to escort rape victims when filing a police report.“Improving services for the victims seems not to be equally important with passing the aforementioned bills,” Asfinawati said.Topics : The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) revealed its recommendations for the 36th anniversary of the CEDAW ratification on July 24, calling on the House of Representatives to pass three bills relevant to the empowerment of women: the sexual violence eradication bill, the domestic workers protection bill and the bill for gender equality and justice.“[We urge] the House not to postpone the passing of the sexual violence eradication bill as a legal basis for victims’ access to substantive justice [and] the domestic workers protection bill as an acknowledgement of and guarantee for domestic workers,” Komnas Perempuan commissioner Theresia Iswarini said during a virtual press conference on Friday.“[We also call on the House not to postpone] the bill on gender equality and justice as the basis of equality between men and women in all processes of [national] development,” she added.The House included the sexual violence eradication and domestic workers protection bills in the 2020-2024 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) shortlist, but both were excluded from this year’s list of priorities. The long battle to end discrimination against women in Indonesia seems to be getting longer and longer as politicians remain at an impasse over passing pro-women legislation.Thirty-six years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) into law in 1984, the fight to make the country a safer place for women has stalled over protracted negotiations about deliberating the relevant legislation.Read also: Activists, survivors step up campaign for sexual violence bill after another delaylast_img read more

first_imgArsenal are open to selling Matteo Guendouzi this summer (Getty Images)Arsenal are willing to offload Guendouzi this summer following concerns over the midfielder’s attitude.The 21-year-old was reprimanded following his clash with Neal Maupay in Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton in June and hasn’t played for the club since.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAtletico have previously shown an interest in signing Alexandre Lacazette, but Arteta has made it clear that he is keen to keep the French striker at the club.‘Laca is a player I always liked even when I was still playing,’ Arteta said earlier this month.‘I really appreciate the qualities he brings to the team, his ability and his work-rate.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jul 2020 8:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Arseanal have submitted a new offer to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)Arsenal have had an offer of €25 million (£22.7m) plus Matteo Guendouzi for Thomas Partey rejected by Atletico Madrid, according to reports.The 27-year-old still has three years remaining on his current contract but Atletico want the midfielder to sign a new deal in order to raise his €50m (£45.5m) release clause.Arsenal are working on a restricted budget this summer after failing to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.Partey is one of Mikel Arteta’s top targets for the summer transfer window but Atletico are refusing to sell Partey for less than his release clause.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Guardian, Arsenal’s first offer of €25m (£22.7m) plus a player was turned down by Atletico earlier this month.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims that Arsenal have since returned with a new bid of €25m (£22.7m) plus Guendouzi. But that has also been rejected by Atletico. Comment Arsenal offer £23m plus Matteo Guendouzi for Thomas Partey Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Loading… But the pandemic has since made its way to England where several Premier League clubs have been affected, including Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.In the wake of a series of Covid-19 cases, the Football Association opted to suspend football in the country until April 4 and Ighalo has taken to Instagram to ask football lovers to be safe.Read Also:Ighalo: I’d save my money as a boy to see Man Utd at local viewing centre“See you in three weeks, please be safe out there,” he said on Instagram.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern ActressesHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made The deadly virus had claimed many lives and it has already paralysed activities across the globe.The Nigerian was subjected to confinement from United’s training ground upon his arrival on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.Despite not being diagnosed with the virus, the 30-year-old was told to quarantine himself from United’s AON Training Complex as a precaution and worked at another facility in Manchester with a personal trainer.He only joined his teammates for two sessions, two days before his debut in the 2-0 win against Chelsea at Samford Bridge on February 17. Nigeria and Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has taken to Instagram to appeal to football fans all over the world on the issue of coronavirus and also urged them to be more careful.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBrad Bonomini of The East Central Trojans Football team has committed to Franklin College.Bonomini was a three year at WR & DB for the Trojans.  Last season he lead the team with 3 interceptions and had 36 tackles (23 solo and 13 assisted).He will play WR for Coach Mike Leonard and the five time consecutive HCAC Champion Franklin Grizzlies.Congratulations Brad from Country 103.9 WRBI!Courtesy of Trojans Coach Justin Roden.last_img