Nesting behavior of the icefish Chaenocephalus aceratus at Bouvetøya Island, Southern Ocean

first_imgWe describe in situ observations on nesting by the Scotia Sea (or blackfin) icefish Chaenocephalus aceratus (Lönnberg) that constitute the first substantive evidence of egg brooding and parental care by species of the family Channichthyidae. At Boutetoya Island six fish, all apparently male, were observed guarding egg nests at depths of 141–148 m during an ROV deployment. Eggs were laid as aggregated, round masses (~20–25 cm diameter) in shallow, circular depressions (~1-m diameter, ~20-cm depth) that were probably excavated by the parent(s) to protect the nests. The fish guardians remained tenaciously in contact with the eggs despite disturbances caused by the ROV, reacting to this threat with stress and defense behaviors. Because brooding fishes are more susceptible to the population impacts from trawl fisheries, we argue that this life history should be kept in mind in designing management schemes.last_img read more

U.S. Proposal to Subsidize Fading Coal and Nuclear Plants Seen by Wall Street Analysts as Unlikely to Materialize

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:A U.S. Department of Energy proposal calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure full cost recovery for certain nuclear and coal-fired assets drew skepticism from Wall Street, which characterized the proposal as vague and at odds with the nature of competitive power markets.The DOE on Sept. 29 directed FERC to issue a final rule requiring grid operators to allow full cost recovery for generators with at least a 90-day fuel supply on site and not subject to cost-of-service regulation to fully recover their costs. While FERC does not have to comply with the DOE’s request, the agency has been taking a measured look at scenarios where baseload assets are compensated for reliability attributes.But Wall Street was largely dismissive of the likelihood carte blanche subsidization would be offered to certain coal and nuclear assets that have experienced weaker margins amid heightened politicization. More broadly, analysts characterized the DOE’s proposal as a referendum on wholesale markets with the potential to undermine market structures built in recent decades.“The DOE proposed rule, to provide deregulated coal & nuclear plants with ‘full recovery of costs,’ will in our view not be implemented by FERC because it would bring an end to competitive power markets, is not clearly needed to ensure grid reliability & resiliency, and would be very expensive,” Morgan Stanley analysts said Oct. 2.“Effectively re-regulating a major portion of the currently de-regulated organized markets via a cost-of-service system would presumably render any existing discernable market pricing mechanisms irrelevant,” J.P. Morgan Securities analysts said Sept. 29, noting the added uncertainty to state nuclear subsidies programs in New York and Illinois, for example.More: ($) Wall Street views DOE grid proposal as anti-competitive U.S. Proposal to Subsidize Fading Coal and Nuclear Plants Seen by Wall Street Analysts as Unlikely to Materializelast_img read more

Global Women’s Leadership Forum promotes women in CU leadership

first_imgby: Shazia ManusI recently had the privilege of attending the World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) in Gold Coast, Australia. During the Global Women’s Leadership Forum, I had the extreme honor of moderating the “Advancing Women in Leadership” breakout session.The Global Women’s Leadership Network strives to promote the advancement of women in leadership within the credit union industry. The network is designed to offer women resources and opportunities to make an impact on each other’s lives, as well as the lives of credit union members and their communities.Session panelists included Teresa Freeborn, President and CEO of U.S.-based Xceed Financial Credit Union, a client of The Members Group (TMG); Steve James, CEO, Australian-based Teachers Mutual Bank; and Global Women’s Leadership Network Chair, Susan Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates.During the “Advancing Women in Leadership” session, we examined several important issues, including how performance results are affected by gender. Specifically, we discussed the ways in which gender-balanced perspectives promote an environment, to ultimately better serve credit union members. We also considered what is working within the industry and what obstacles still stand in the way of women advancing. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Drug suspect falls in buy-bust

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Calatrava municipal police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN Aside from suspected illegal drugs, aP500 marked money, P300 cash and drug paraphernalia were also recovered fromher, the report added.   BACOLOD City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Lagaan, Calatrava, NegrosOccidental.center_img Five sachets of suspected shabu wereseized from 34-year-old resident Evelyn Cabriana on Nov. 1, a police reportshowed. last_img