Large aggregations of pelagic squid near the ocean surface at the Antarctic Polar Front, and their capture by grey-headed albatrosses

first_imgSatellite-tracked squid predators and fish-finding acoustics were used to locate squid concentrations at the Antarctic Polar Front, then to sample them with a midwater trawl. Near-surface hauls were dominated by the squid Martialia hyadesi similar in size to those fed to grey-headed albatross chicks. The characteristics of the squid and their proximity to the surface suggest that the birds locate squid concentrations by olfaction and catch them by plunging.last_img

Tickets On Sale for A Delicate Balance, Starring Glenn Close & More

first_img Star Files View Comments Tickets are now available for the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton and Lindsay Duncan. The play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will begin performances on October 20 at the Golden Theatre. Opening night is set for November 20.A Delicate Balance follows Agnes (Close) and Tobias (Lithgow), a long-married couple who must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Plimpton) following the collapse of her fourth marriage. They must also give shelter to their friends, all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic sister Claire (Duncan). Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play was first seen on the Great White Way in 1966 and was later revived by Lincoln Center in 1996, starring Elaine Stritch.A Delicate Balance will also feature Clare Higgins and Bob Balaban and play a limited 18-week engagement. Related Shows John Lithgow Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 A Delicate Balance Glenn Close Martha Plimptonlast_img read more

Nine Dead in Downtown Dayton Mass Shooting

first_imgNine people have been killed and 27 injured in a shooting in downtown Dayton.Police say the shooting began at about 1AM this morning on East Fifth Street in the Oregon district of the city.The shooter, who has not been identified, fired multiple rounds using a long gun, was killed by police outside of Ned Peppers Bar. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and had extra magazines. President Donald Trump, tweeted “The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!”Victims have been treated at four different hospitals and it is believed that number is risingThis was the second mass shooting in less than 1 day.  The first happened El Paso where 20 people were killed Mayor Nan Whaley said that police responded to the shooting in less than a minute. The motive is unknown at this timelast_img read more

Former international cricketer Nasir Jamshed jailed for T20 spot-fixing

first_img Submit Following investigations by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), former Pakistan international cricketer Nasir Jamshed has been sentenced to 17 months in prison after implementing spot-fixing practices in a variety of T20 tournaments in Bangladesh and Pakistan.In a statement issued by the NCA on Friday, it was revealed that Jamshed alongside British nationals Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz admitted conspiring to spot-fix multiple Bangladesh Premier League games in 2016.As opposed to match-fixing, spot-fixing refers to illegal activities in a sport that is unrelated to the final result, however, could be bet on. An obvious example in cricket could be how many no-balls a cricketer will throw in a match.The NCA detailed in a statement: “Using an undercover officer, NCA investigators identified that the group were plotting to fix elements of the 2016 Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament which Jamshed was due to play in.”The test batsmen joins a growing list of cricketers who have been jailed due to spot-fixing. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were handed prison sentences in Britain in 2011 for plotting to hinder their performances during 2010’a test match against England.The cricketer had already been banned from competitive play for 10 years in 2018 after being a major participant in 2017’s well documented Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal. Judge Richard Mansell QC, during the sentencing at the Manchester Crown Court, added: “By far the most insidious consequence of these offences is the undermining of public confidence in the integrity of the sporting contest, not simply in the individual match directly affected but in the game of cricket generally.“Corruption of this kind has sadly been taking place in the game of cricket for a very long time.”Following Jamshed’s convictions, Anwar was sentenced to serve 40 months in prison, whilst Ijaz was issued with a 30-month sentence. Jamshed’s wife Dr Samara Afza, wrote via Twitter: “Today is the most difficult day of my life. I’ve felt the need to write this in the hope that others learn from Nasir’s mistakes.“Nasir could have had a bright future, had he worked hard and been committed to the sport than gave him so much, but he took a shortcut and lost everything, his career, status, respect and freedom,“He would have got UK nationality and played county cricket, and he threw his chance away. He would do anything to turn the clock back and not lose everything. I hope all cricketers look at his example as a deterrent against corruption.” Share MGA and ICC form data-sharing collaboration April 21, 2020 SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading July 8, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020last_img read more