Stress response in the Antarctic teleosts (Notothenia neglecta Nybelin and N. rossii Richardson)

first_imgBlood chemistry and haematological parameters have been determined in the Antarctic teleosts, Notothenia neglecta Nybelin and Notothenia rossii Richardson at 2° C. Samples were taken using chronically implanted dorsal aortic cannulae following a minimum of 24–36 h recovery. Broadly similar results were obtained for the two species. In N. neglecta, routinely active specimens had high values of arterial pH (7.81) and PO2 (9.26 kPa), and modest haemoglobin levels (5.6 g dl−1) relative to temperate species. Following 3 min strenuous activity there was a decrease in arterial pH (7.63) and a small rise in lactate from 0.41 to 0.68 mm, but no significant change in the calculated net metabolic acid load (δHm+). PaO2 and PaCO2 varied inversely during exercise, and oxygen content declined by 22%. pHa and most other haematological parameters returned to routine values between 1–3 h post‐exercise. The results suggest that the major effect of strenuous activity in Notothenia spp. is a respiratory, rather than a metabolic acidosis.last_img read more

Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona State

first_img Robert Lovell Tags: Arizona State Sun Devils/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah baseball came up short 11-6 in extra innings against No. 12 Arizona State on Thursday, April 18 at Smith’s Ballpark.Utah scored one run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth to tie the score up at four and force extras.The Utes had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 11th to walk off with the win, but the Sun Devils right fielder came up with a diving catch on a deep drive by Rykker Tom to keep the score tied.In the next inning, Arizona State put up seven runs on the board and the deficit proved to be too much for Utah.Riley Pierce got the start on the mound and went 6.0 innings only giving up two runs on seven hits to keep Utah in the game.The Utes bats were quiet most of the night coming up with only six hits, but they stayed patient at the plate forcing nine walks.Utah had two home runs in the game as Oliver Dunn hit one in the sixth for Utah’s first run of the game and Briley Knight hit his first career home run in the 12th inning. Dunn and Knight both also scored two runs each.In all, five players had an RBI for Utah against the Sun Devils and Knight led the team with two RBI.Zac McCleve ended up taking the loss as he pitched 3.1 innings on the night.  Utah and Arizona State will be right back at Smith’s Ballpark for another 6 p.m. matchup on Friday, April 19. Written by April 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona Statelast_img read more

News story: A New Champion for Mobile and Broadband Customers

first_imgThe government will legislate to create this new advocate which will have the power to stand up for consumers, ensuring they get the right treatment from mobile, broadband, pay-TV, and landline providers.This brings Telecoms in line with other essential services sectors, such as energy, water, post or transport which already have dedicated, independent and well-funded consumer advocates.Well-resourced consumer advocacy plays a vital role in markets. The new advocate will: Loyal broadband customers paying a ‘loyalty penalty’ of nearly £1 billion each year according to the CMA Conduct research and use it to highlight areas where the consumer experience can be improved Minister for Digital Margot James said:“It’s clear that some mobile and broadband customers are vulnerable to unfair business practices.“We’ve already strengthened Ofcom’s powers to improve outcomes for consumers but a strong, independent consumer champion will empower customers and hold telecoms companies to account, as well as working with them to drive improvements in their services.“The consumer advocate will help deliver a Britain that works for everyone putting more money into the pockets of ordinary working people.”The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will launch a consultation outlining further details over the summer, including options for creating the new advocate and how it could be funded.As part of its modern Industrial Strategy, the Government is committed to improving consumer confidence alongside continued investment in the roll out of faster, more reliable broadband and mobile technologies across the UK.Telecoms consumers are getting increasingly good value for money with the geographical coverage of faster and more reliable broadband and mobile networks increasing, and average monthly spending falling over the last decade. However, issues with the consumer experience in the sector remain, including the existence of a number of unfair practices, including: People still being charged for handsets that they have already paid off, with Ofcom estimating UK mobile customers could be overpaying by up to £330 million each year Households that sign up to combined TV and broadband packages being hit with loyalty penalties of up to almost £700 a year, according to Which? Represent consumers in key policy and regulatory debates, as the rollout of full fibre broadband and 5G mobile technology gathers pace Support our digital connectivity ambitions by running campaigns to help consumers get the best deals and upgrade to better and faster services, similar to the Big Energy Saving Week The Institute of Customer Service Satisfaction Index revealing telecommunications and media consistently compares poorly against other markets, ranking second last in January 2018 and third last in January 2019, ahead of Utilities and Transport Provide direct support and advice to consumers, particularly the most vulnerable, who can struggle to engage with what is an increasingly complex market, as the Extra Help Unit does in the energy sector Work directly with industry to help them improve consumer outcomes, for example by bringing together industry best practicelast_img read more

New Saint Mary’s course explores philosophy in relation to walking

first_imgSaint Mary’s philosophy professor Patricia Sayre has decided to think outside the classroom this semester with the introduction of her new course, The Philosophy of Walking.This one-credit course takes a different approach to philosophy and requires that students simply walk during every class period. Sayre said she came up with the idea for the course after reading a book entitled “A Philosophy of Walking.”“It’s not something philosophers seem to talk about a lot,” Sayre said. “I read the book and I thought there was something I could build a course around here, but I don’t think I’d want to teach this as a straight academic course, because what’s the point in talking about walking if you’re not ever walking?”Sayre said she connects philosophical readings to every walk she and the students go on as a class. “We go on a different path every time, and it’s key to the reading in some way,” Sayre said. “One week the readings were about escaping — using walking to escape [from] ordinary life — so for this I decided we were going to go off campus. Each person got to lead for a little bit.”Sayre said she always is surprised by the walks with her students, and she is even more surprised at their responses to the walks. “Walks are unpredictable, and that’s part of the joy of it,” she said. “And even though I will do the walk in advance to plan it, it never goes the way I thought it would go. And so the responses are terribly interesting that I get in the written work.”Hanna Makowski, a senior in the class, said she appreciates this approach to philosophy because it allows room for individual thought. Makowski said she likes how the class differs from other classes.“In most classes you analyze and dissect the work of others, but in this class we are given the chance to create our own work based on our own philosophy of walking,” she said in an email.The unconventional approach to the class about more than just walking, Sayre said, and the course is about creating connections to the larger world. “We’re doing philosophy in a somewhat different way,” she said. “It’s more like thinking symbolically about what you’re doing, what you’re seeing and how, in many ways, it might be a metaphor for other existential problems you might have in life.”Sayre said one of the best things about her course is how free walking makes her feel. For her and her students, she said, this time is a time to get away from the stress of the responsibilities of everyday life.“It’s like this little window of time when you are free from all of that,” Sayre said. “When you’re walking you simply can’t do those other things, you have time to yourself, your mind is free.” Tags: new class, philosophy, walkinglast_img read more

Woodruff Lecture

first_imgFood science and food safety have become hot topics in recent years. David Lineback, a food scientist and carbohydrate chemist at the University of Maryland, will speak on both at the annual J.G. Woodruff Lecture on April 8 in Athens.His talk on “Food Science and Food Safety—Present and Future Perspectives” will be held at 2 p.m. in Masters Hall at UGA’s Georgia Center in Athens, Ga. A reception will follow at 3 p.m.Lineback is a senior fellow and retired director of the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the University of Maryland at College Park. Before going to Maryland, he was dean of the University of Idaho College of Agriculture. He has also served as head of the food science departments at North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University.Currently, he chairs the scientific advisory panel of the American Association of Cereal Chemists.Each year, a researcher, educator, industry or policy official is invited to lecture in the honor of the late J.G. Woodroof, who was a pioneer in food science research.Woodroof began his food science research in 1929. He organized the food science department at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin around 1940. Today, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ food science department and UGA Center for Food Safety are among the preeminent food science research centers in the country.For more information about the lecture, call (706) 542-2286.last_img read more

Coal veteran’s luxury homes on market

first_imgThe home is spread across a rare 1,213 sqm block that Mr Ross bought over 20 years ago.Ascot has seen its median price jump 61.7 per cent in the last five years, with median rent sitting at $697 a week. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, was taken to market by Ray White Ascot’s Dwight Ferguson. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is currently on the market for sale by tender, closing 4pm October 12 via Ray White Ascot.THE man who co-founded one of Australia’s largest coal producers is tidying up his Brisbane portfolio — with two luxury homes set to sell within weeks of each other.Keith Ross, who was once managing director of Whitehaven Coal, is acknowledged as one of the brains behind the massive growth in the firm which was to later famously be taken over by Nathan Tinkler in his heyday. Now his second home at 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot has also been taken to market by Ray White Ascot principal and agent Dwight Ferguson, with the luxury property for sale by tender closing 4pm on October 12. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is a stunning property on a large site. 33 Mayfield Street, Ascot, has been sold for an undisclosed sum by Alma Clark Real Estate. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is for sale by tender. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, has been meticulously cared for. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER The 33 Mayfield Street, Ascot, deal was struck on August 13, 2018.Mr Ross and wife Alison have always been partial to luxury real estate purchases — with their two remaining houses in Ascot hitting the market within weeks of each other.Alma Clark of Alma Clark Real Estate has just sold their “classic Spanish mansion” at 33 Mayfield Street for an undisclosed sum. The couple had bought the property for $2.35m around half a year before Mr Ross resigned from the board of Whitehaven Coal.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50last_img read more