Population size and status of the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) at South Georgia, 1951?1985

first_imgThe elephant seal population of South Georgia was surveyed comprehensively during the 1985 breeding season. 87711 females and 10260 adult males were counted. The counts were corrected using a model of the haul-out distribution to adjust for date of count. Annual pup production was estimated to be about 102000. Counts made at various beaches on South Georgia between 1951 and 1964 were examined to compare pup production then with present data. Although the population has fluctuated substantially, the 1985 population estimate was very similar to the estimate based on an incomplete survey in 1951. This contrasts with the Indian Ocean and Macquarie Island populations of this species which recent surveys show to be declining.last_img read more

Arsenal’s opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is embarrassing, claims John Hartson

first_imgArsenal’s opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is embarrassing, claims John Hartson Advertisement Advertisement Carl Jenkinson is one of four players Arsenal have offered in exchange for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Taking to Twitter, Hartson, who played for both Arsenal and Celtic during his playing career, said: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney.‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’Arsenal have also seen a £44m offer for Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet rejected by the Serie A club, while their attempts to sell players regarded as surplus to requirements by Emery have shown no signs of progress.Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have generated no formal interest, but the likes of Hector Bellerin and Lucas Torreira, who Arsenal have no intention of selling, are being monitored by Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.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 Arsenal  Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares Unai Emery has sanctioned Arsenal’s move for Celtic star Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s opening offer for Celtic star Kieran Tierney has been branded ’embarrassing’ by John Hartson.With Nacho Monreal due to turn 34 in February and Sead Kolasinac’s position in the team likely to be compromised by Unai Emery’s intention to return to a flat back four, the Spaniard has sanctioned a move for the Scotland international left-back.Emery’s transfer budget has been heavily restricted as a result of his failure to secure Champions League qualification and Arsenal have already seen moves for wingers Yannick Carrasco and Ryan Fraser stall having struggled to agree fees with Dalian Yifang and Bournemouth, respectively.AdvertisementAdvertisementSimilarly, Celtic are reported to have knocked back an initial bid of £15m plus one of Carl Jenkinson, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah in exchange and are holding out for an offer closer to their £25m valuation.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentlast_img read more

IFC and PHC donate $12,000 gift to DPS

first_imgThe USC Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council presented a check for more than $12,000 to the Dept. of Public Safety’s Explorer Program on Thursday night. The program allows at-risk youth ages 12 through 21 to explore careers in law enforcement and public service.The donation, raised during the Greek Carnival put on by IFC and Panhellenic in the fall, will provide funds for participants in the Explorer Program to go to leadership camps in the summer and gain other skills through the program.“We’re truly excited,” said Deputy Chief Johnnie Adams, who heads the Explorer Program. “[This donation] gives us the opportunity to grow our program because the more funds we have, the more we can do. We can do more outreach and have more kids join the program.”Each fraternity and sorority chapter donated money to the carnival, and IFC and Panhellenic reached out to the Undergraduate Student Government and nearby businesses to sponsor the event. Last fall was the first time the Greek system held the carnival, and it has plans to continue the philanthropy.“It was just a natural partnership pairing up with DPS and the Explorer Program because they do so much for us as a Greek community, whether it be education or keeping us safe on The Row,” Panhellenic President Caroline Cannan said. “We’re looking forward to the next few years and expanding the event and making it even more successful.”DPS Chief John Thomas called the Greek system DPS’s most consistent supporter in his nine years working for the university. The groups have collaborated more in recent years, and now, IFC and Panhellenic have weekly meetings with Adams.IFC President Jake Simon commented on the growing relationship between the members in the Greek system and DPS.“Over the last year, the relationship between DPS, IFC and Panhellenic has been growing to an amazing degree,” Simon said. “We have a lot of dialogue, which helps us stay safer as a community.”Ryan Lopez, a freshman majoring in chemistry, is serving his third year as a cadet with the program. He is also the post commander, tasked with overseeing the cadets and making sure that enough people are working at events.“My experience with the cadet program has been an incredible one,” Lopez said. “Being a kid from the neighborhood, it’s given me a chance to explore something that I really didn’t think I’d like. It’s given me an opportunity to be exposed to more of a college atmosphere and develop relationships with the people on campus.”Sergeant Rick Gonzalez was also part of a cadet program before he came to work at USC, where he has headed the program for the past 10 years. His favorite memory of the Explorer Program is when USC hired 15 out of 20 cadets from the local community after they went through training.“When I was a cadet, what helped me was that I was able to interact with someone who was just like me from the neighborhood,” Gonzalez said. “Having somebody at that young age walk you through the process of becoming a law enforcement officer is really beneficial.”Adams explained that Thomas has promoted community engagement throughout his time at USC and that DPS has a goal to reach out to the nearby community as a Trojan family. In the future, DPS hopes to have its cadets more engaged with the campus and serve more actively alongside DPS in promoting public safety.“[The donation] is really great because it shows the kids that the community cares about them,” Gonzalez said. “Not only does our department care if they’re successful, but it’s the USC community that is also contributing.”last_img read more

Premier League clubs committed to finishing season, but no deadline set

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League clubs remain committed to finishing the top-flight season, but did not set a June 30 deadline to complete the fixture list at their latest meeting on Friday.With the Premier League postponed since March 13 due to the coronavirus, it had been suggested a firm closing date for the season needed to be imposed.But the 20 clubs did not discuss wrapping up the remaining 92 Premier League fixtures by June 30 when they met on a conference call with league chiefs.With fears that failure to finish the season could cost the Premier League more than £1 billion ($1.2 billion), clubs looked at various models for a potential return to action.However, Britain is on lockdown until May 7 at the earliest to limit the spread of the pandemic, leaving English football to play a waiting game in the hope of an improvement in the health crisis. A Premier League spokesman said a number of complex scenarios were being worked through.“We are actively engaging with stakeholders, including broadcast partners, and our aim is to ensure we are in a position to resume playing when it is safe to do so and with the full support of the government,” added the spokesman.“The health and wellbeing of players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters are our priority and the league will only restart when medical guidance allows.“Today’s shareholders’ meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models. It remains our objective to complete the 2019/20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.”last_img read more

PV Sindhu the lone Indian representation in the BWF World Tour Finals 2019

first_imgAdvertisement 7otdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egsd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4xgWould you ever consider trying this?😱a9kehrjCan your students do this? 🌚2Roller skating! Powered by Firework PV Sindhu is the only Indian badminton player who has qualified for BWF World Tour Finals in 2019. It was not a great year for Indian shutters. Even Sindhu was not able to finish within the qualifying spots in this year. To qualify for BWF World Tour Finals, the shuttlers need to finish within 8th position. However, Sindhu was at the 15th position after the end of this year.Advertisement Since, PV Sindhu won the Badminton World Championship this year, she got the direct qualification in BWF World Tour Finals. Neither Saina Nehwal nor Kidambi Srikanth was able to grab a spot in this competition. BWF World Tour Finals is going to take place at Guangzhou from 11th December to 16th December.Advertisement PV Sindhu is not in great form at this moment. Her performance in the recent few tournaments are shocking. So, it will be better not to expect much from her in this competition where the best players of the World are only able to take part. However, we all know that ‘Form is Temporarily but Class Is Permanent’. So, in BWF World Tour Finals PV Sindhu will be hoping to replicate her performance in the World Championship few months back.Actor R Madhavan’s son makes India proud on grand stageAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more