Blair Residence / Bruce Bolander

first_imgCopyAbout this officeBruce BolanderOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesMalibuUnited StatesPublished on March 03, 2010Cite: “Blair Residence / Bruce Bolander” 03 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Blair Residence / Bruce Bolander Area:  800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Malibu, United States “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/51340/blair-residence-bruce-bolander Clipboard Photographs:  Jeremy MorganText description provided by the architects. Having grown accustomed to small spaces, severe restrictions on building size imposed by geologic conditions and building codes were not seen as insurmountable by a couple moving from SoHo to the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu. The 2.5 acre site provided sun and air and enormous panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the red sandstone outcroppings of the local mountains.Save this picture!© Jeremy MorganRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceConditioned space was limited to 800 sf, so the program was reduced to a living area and a sleeping area, with a bathroom in between the two main spaces to afford privacy. A continuous band of cabinets houses the kitchen in the living area, the laundry adjacent to the bathroom, and ample closet space in the sleeping area. These built-ins reduce the required furniture in each room to the essential. Save this picture!© Jeremy MorganPerched on a slope and entered from a parking area below, the house is completely private. Operable glass windows and doors circle the conditioned space on three sides, providing a connection to the outdoors. Inside the house one is part of the local chaparral and wildlife at short range, and enjoys the long vistas of the surrounding mountains and ocean below. Deep eaves and deck space also surround the enclosed living spaces and provide ample protected outdoor living area. Save this picture!© Jeremy MorganSite cast concrete walls, ceramic tile and a steel frame provide a non-combustible building shell in an area threatened by wildfire. Cork carpet flooring is both soft underfoot and renewable, and the wood slats on the interior walls and ceiling lend a hand assembled warmth to all of the interior spaces.Save this picture!© Jeremy MorganProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily Building of the Year 2009: The WinnersArticlesAD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part IIIArticles Share Blair Residence / Bruce BolanderSave this projectSaveBlair Residence / Bruce Bolander Year:  Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jeremy Morgan+ 24 Share United States Architects: Bruce Bolander Area Area of this architecture project 2009 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/51340/blair-residence-bruce-bolander Clipboardlast_img read more

The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design

first_img Year:  Canada “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801863/the-dunn-house-the-practice-of-everyday-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801863/the-dunn-house-the-practice-of-everyday-design Clipboard Photographs Area:  3520 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Arnaud Marthouret+ 28 Share The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday DesignSave this projectSaveThe Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada 2014 The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design Photographs:  Arnaud Marthouret, Kim Jeffery Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Architects: The Practice of Everyday Design Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR UnoFaucetsAXORElectronic MixersArchitect In Charge:Antoine Morris, David Long, Melanie MorrisCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretText description provided by the architects. Our clients, a young married couple, purchased a two and a half story historic home in Parkdale, Toronto. The house had previously been subdivided into three apartments that they wished to convert back into a single family dwelling to accommodate their future family. They wanted a friendly, open concept house that would allow them to entertain anything from dinner parties to sports viewing. The design strategy was to open up the common areas so that everyone could more easily be connected. A variety of nooks were created throughout the house which serve as both reading and hangout spaces. Save this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretThe front of the house was largely left intact. Some minor repairs were done to the brickwork and new windows were installed that respect the historic character of the house. The interior was completely gutted and a new, underpinned basement was dug out. An extension, clad in black aluminum to contrast it from the existing house, was constructed in the back. Between this addition and the original house is a load-bearing brick wall which was stripped bare on the inside, white washed, and pierced to create passages between the new and the old.Save this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretSave this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretThe front entrance opens onto a large living-dining-room space and a kitchen beyond. A stair, lined with a large wooden bookcase, leads up to a double-height family room and a wood-clad structure housing two bedrooms and a bathroom. Above these rooms is a cozy loft accessible by ladder and which overlooks the double-height space below. Through an opening in the brick wall is the master bedroom suite overlooking the garden below.Save this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretProduct Description:The original rear brick facade was left exposed and painted white, emphasizing the passage between the old house and the new addition.Save this picture!© Arnaud MarthouretProject gallerySee allShow lessDetail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and ToiletsArticles13 Stunning Inner CourtyardsMisc Share CopyAbout this officeThe Practice of Everyday DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on January 15, 2017Cite: “The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design” 15 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?邓恩之屋 / 每日实践设计是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: AXOR, Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, De La Espada, Jasper Morrison, Mutina, Rich Brilliant Willing, Authentic Windows & Doors, Bouroullec Brothers for Hansgrohe, ClickLock, Gusco, Naoto Fukasawa Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptionlast_img read more

Role of state terror in death of anti-SOPA activist Aaron Swartz

first_imgAaron SwartzThe largest online protest in history, known as the anti-SOPA Internet strike, took place on Jan. 18 a year ago to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. If passed, SOPA and PIPA would have had the potential to drastically censor and limit users’ access to online information, as well as give the U.S. government more power to police the Internet.  The bills were backed by corporations in the entertainment industry,In response, more than 115,000 websites — including Wikipedia, Reddit, Google and Craigslist — shut down or ran statements against the bills. More than 13 million Internet users participated in some way, either by not using their social media accounts, blogging against SOPA or boycotting the services of companies that favored the bills.On Twitter alone, 3 million anti-SOPA messages were sent out. Another 10 million petition signatures, 3 million emails and 100,000 phone calls against the bill were sent to the U.S. Congress. (Intellectual Property Watch, Jan, 19, 2012)The next day, the Internet activist group Anonymous launched Operation Megaupload, which disturbed access to eight corporate and governmental websites, including the FBI, Warner Brothers Music Group, the U.S. Department of Justice and Universal Music Group.  While the Anonymous action was in direct response to the earlier shutdown and arrest of employees of the file-sharing service Megaupload, it was clearly seen as a followup to the Jan. 18 protest.By Jan. 20, 2012, due to this massive demonstration against Internet censorship, SOPA and PIPA were officially shelved.  One year later, technology and Internet activists have been holding events around the country to commemorate the anti-SOPA victory. Jan. 18 is now being referred to as Internet Freedom Day.Death of Aaron SwartzOne of the primary leaders of the anti-SOPA movement is the group Demand Progress. It was led by Internet and technology activist Aaron Swartz, who tragically committed suicide on Jan. 11.  Swartz, who was open about his struggle with depression, was facing up to 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine for using computers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to download millions of academic articles from the digital library JSTOR. He had intended to make them available to the general public free of charge.Once caught, Swartz returned the articles and JSTOR made it clear it had no intention of pressing charges. In fact, in the week before Swartz died, JSTOR announced that 1,200 journals from its archive had been opened for limited reading by the public. (Democracy Now, Jan. 17)MIT and the U.S. government used the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to arrest Swartz. He was charged with two counts of wire fraud, five counts of computer fraud, five counts of unlawfully obtaining information on a protected computer, and one count of recklessly damaging a protected computer.That’s a total of 13 felony charges for a so-called crime that involved no violence and no victim. The online news service Think Progress ran a story on Jan. 14 pointing out that under U.S. law, charges such as manslaughter, bank robbery, even the physical assault of a U.S. Supreme Court justice carry less jail time than what Swartz was facing.Over the last two years, different lawyers have worked on the Swartz case. Swartz nearly succeeded in negotiating a plea bargain to serve no time, based on his struggle with depression. But MIT refused to sign the deal. Swartz’s current lawyer would later reveal that two days before Swartz’s death, he was offered six months in jail if he pled guilty to the 13 charges. But Swartz felt strongly that the acceptance of felony charges would significantly curtail his activism and his professional life.In a public statement, Swartz’s family and partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman said that his death was “not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach.”Stinebrickner-Kauffman appeared on Democracy Now Jan. 17 and spoke out passionately against the U.S. criminal  “justice” system. She said, “Why would you charge somebody with up to 35 years in prison if you actually think that all they deserve is six months, as the plea deal suggested? And this happens to people every day in our system, and most of them have many fewer resources than Aaron … and don’t have the option necessarily even of considering hiring a lawyer and going to trial over the course of two years, and are forced to take the plea deals when they’re not guilty or when the plea deals are completely unjust.”Stinebrickner-Kauffman, the founder and executive director of SumOfUs, which organizes online campaigns to hold multinational corporations accountable, says that “we incarcerate more people per capita than any other country in the world, and we don’t see lower crime rates because of it. … Our system is unfair. And Aaron and millions of other people suffer because of it.”Fight for freedom of information and expressionAaron Swartz’s death is a big loss to the Internet activist movement and the progressive movement as a whole. Hundreds of articles and blog posts have paid tribute to him and condemned the U.S. government and MIT for their clear vendetta.Those who knew him best described Swartz as a brilliant, funny, yet painfully shy person, whose creativity and curiosity were insatiable. He spoke out against and blogged about racist and sexist practices in the technology industry. Swartz also openly dated both women and men and refused to politically “label himself” as bisexual or define his sexual identity.On his personal blog, Swartz wrote: “If we truly want to expand the scope of human freedom, we should encourage people to date who they want; not just provide more categorical boxes for them to slot themselves into. A man who has mostly dated men should be just as welcome to date women as a woman who’s mostly dated men. So that’s why I’m not gay. I hook up with people. I enjoy it. Sometimes they’re men, sometimes they’re women. I don’t see why it needs to be any more complicated than that.”Helped create RSS at 14Renowned for co-authoring the Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication at the age of 14, Swartz went on to become a major champion of equal access to online information as well as use of free, open-source technology.  In 2006, Swartz created Open Library, an online book project that allowed for “one web page for every book ever published.”  (openlibrary.org)According to its website, Open Library is a completely open project, meaning that “the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget — it’s all welcome.”  Frustrated by the governmental and corporate control of information, Swartz somehow obtained the complete bibliographical dataset of the Library of Congress and uploaded it onto Open Library.In July 2008, Swartz wrote a document entitled “The Guerilla Open Access Manifesto” that pointed out how race, class and corporate greed kept people in the U.S. and around the world from freely accessing scholarly or scientific writings. He was particularly concerned by the fact that user fees for most online academic journals were so high that one needed to be connected to an elite university in the United States or Europe to access them.Swartz wrote: “Forcing academics to pay money to read the work of their colleagues? Scanning entire libraries but only allowing the folks at Google to read them? Providing scientific articles to those at elite universities in the ‘First World,’ but not to children in the ‘Global South’? It’s outrageous and unacceptable. … ‘I agree,’ many say, ‘but what can we do? The companies hold the copyrights, they make enormous amounts of money by charging for access, and it’s perfectly legal — there’s nothing we can do to stop them.’ But there is something we can, something that’s already being done: we can fight back.”This was precisely his motivation for essentially “checking out too many library books” from the JSTOR database. The chief witness for the defense, Alex Stamos, digital security engineer and co-founder of iSEC Partners Inc., was prepared to testify that Swartz’s actions did not qualify as “computer hacking” so the use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was unwarranted. (Democracy Now, Jan. 17)Movement vs. Computer Fraud and Abuse ActSince Swartz’s death, the anti-SOPA movement has vowed to focus on fighting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and has launched several campaigns and actions, including using Jan. 18, Internet Freedom Day, to hold tributes to Swartz and talk about his case.On Jan. 12, an online petition was created calling for the Obama administration to “remove U.S. District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.” To date more than 43,000 people have signed it.  (www.petitions.whitehouse.gov)In a tribute to Swartz, on Jan. 13 the Internet activist group Anonymous shut down the websites of both the Department of Justice and MIT, along with the university’s email service and newspaper. (Huffington Post, Jan. 14)When the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, famous for right-wing and anti-LGBTQ stances, threatened to picket Swartz’s funeral on Jan. 15, Anonymous launched Operation Angel, calling on the political movement to physically defend Swartz’s funeral. The WBC did not show up.The next day Anonymous vowed to “publicly endorse specific changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.”  On Jan. 15, Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California  introduced Aaron’s Law,  which many see as a good development in reforming the current law. At the same time, many in the progressive movement, including Anonymous, want to see far more radical changes than what Lofgren may propose.Anonymous also called for several online demonstrations that would “shut down or deface official websites belonging to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Department of Justice, specifically the official websites of the prosecutors in the Aaron Swartz case.”Public demonstrations have been called on Jan. 25 for Washington, D.C., at 600 Pennsylvania and Constitution, and in Boston at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Way. Aaron Swartz, presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders appeals to presidential candidates

first_img Help by sharing this information News News October 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders appeals to presidential candidates MauritaniaAfrica Dear candidates:As the 7 November presidential election approaches, the worldwide press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders calls on you to formally declare your support for a range of measures to ensure greater press freedom, a topic that does not feature in your campaign manifestos.We would like you to promise, if elected, to– Abolish article 11 of the 1991 press law that allows the interior ministry to ban the circulation, distribution or sale of newspapers that “undermine the principles of Islam or the reputation of the state, harm public interest or disturb public order or security.” More than a dozen newspapers have been banned under article 11 so far this year.– Enforce article 10 of the national constitution, which guarantees freedom of expression, by ending the state monopoly of radio and television.– Ensure that application of the press law about issuing press cards does not exclude independent journalists.– Give all candidates equal access to public media in future elections.Reporters Without Borders will publicise your replies to this appeal, which we hope you will respond to without delay. RSF_en Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world May 20, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook postcenter_img Follow the news on Mauritania RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release to go further News Organisation July 6, 2020 Find out more News March 13, 2020 Find out more MauritaniaAfrica last_img read more

ValuAmerica Offers Closing Cost Quotes with ClosingCorp’s SmartCalc

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily February 22, 2017 1,149 Views Related Articles Home / Featured / ValuAmerica Offers Closing Cost Quotes with ClosingCorp’s SmartCalc The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Media, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago ata Operations and Product Management ClosingCorp DS News Gerardo Caceres ValuAmerica 2017-02-22 Krista Franks Brock Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: ata Operations and Product Management ClosingCorp DS News Gerardo Caceres ValuAmerica About Author: Krista Franks Brock Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago ClosingCorp’s SmartCalc closing costs calculator will now be available on ValuAmerica’s website. ClosingCorp, a provider of closing cost data and technology for the mortgage and residential real estate industries, announced the integration with ValuAmerica, an appraisal, title, closing, and settlement services provider, at the end of January.“ValuAmerica is committed to helping our clients accurately estimate the fees and taxes that go into mortgage transactions and to make this information easy to access and consume, said Shawn Murphy, EVP of ValuAmerica. “ClosingCorp’s SmartCalc will automate this process and make it available 24/7 to our clients nationwide.”With SmartCalc, lenders and real estate agents can access accurate online quotes with title and settlement rates, transfer taxes, and recording fees. Lenders can use SmartCalc to obtain loan estimate and closing cost documents. Real estate agents can offer sellers a view of buyer and seller fees, and access a Seller Net Sheet that details title, settlement services, transfer tax, recording fees, and commission for the closing.“We designed SmartCalc for leading edge title companies, like ValuAmerica, that are committed to accuracy and expediting the origination and closing process. SmartCalc will enable clients and advisors, such as Realtors®, lawyers and accountants, to find the information they need to keep their borrowers and sellers fully apprised of closing costs throughout the home buying/sales process,” said Gerardo Caceres, SVP of Data Operations and Product Management of ClosingCorp. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Member First Mortgage Offers Hybrid eClosings Next: Leading Real Estate Finance and Credit Industry Law Firm Expands with New Associate Attorney ValuAmerica Offers Closing Cost Quotes with ClosingCorp’s SmartCalc Subscribelast_img read more

Donegal Deputy slams judge for “Neanderthal men” travellers comment

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – September 12, 2012 Twitter News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articlePolice probe Facebook page which identifies paedophilesNext articleHarte claims Pringle’s criticism of LGMA doesn’t stand up News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Pinterest Donegal Deputy slams judge for “Neanderthal men” travellers comment Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has described comments by an Athlone District Court judge in which he described Travellers as “Neanderthal men” as utterly disgracefulDeputy MacLochlainn has called on the judge to apologiseHe says anti-traveller racism in all forms is unacceptable in Ireland, and it is mind boggling to think that Justice Seamus Hughes would think ethnic slurs tolerable in the Courts.The Sinn Fein representative says legislation for a Judicial Council, to hold judges accountable, must be progressed immediately:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/padr1pmJUDGE.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in Northlast_img read more

Acanthocephalan infection of inshore fishes at the South Orkney Islands

first_imgAn examination of notothenioid fish of three species, including 23 immature Notothenia coriiceps Richardson, revealed seven acanthocephalan species, including two Echinorhynchida occurring in the intestine and five Polymorphida in the body cavity. Four species -Metacanthocephalus johnstoni Zdzitowiecki, Corynosoma arctocephali Zdzitowiecki, C. pseudohamanni Zdzitowiecki, C.shackletoni Zdzitowiecki – are reported for the first time from the area. Polymorphida were twice as numerous as Echinorhynchida. The dominant parasites were Aspersentis megarhynchus (Linstow) and C. hamanni (Linstow) in Notothenia coriiceps, and C. bullosum (Linstow) in Chaenocephalus aceratus (Lönnberg). The infection of Notothenia coriiceps and Chaenocephalus aceratus in this area was compared with these species and Notothenia rossii Richardson in neighbouring areas. The infection of Notothenia coriiceps at the South Orkney Islands is more similar to that at the South Shetland Islands than that found at South Georgia.last_img read more

Postweaning behaviour in pups of the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) on South Georgia

first_imgAfter weaning, southern elephant seal pups (Mirounga leonina) fast for 3 – 8 weeks, for largely unknown reasons. During the postweaning fast we observed daytime behaviour and movements of pups on South Georgia in relation to mass, sex, and tooth eruption. There was variation in behaviour, with the lowest levels of activity from about 09:00 to 15:00. When ashore, weaned pups spent 97% of the time resting. There was no difference in activity between the sexes, except that only male pups were observed fighting. There was a significant difference in tooth eruption between the sexes. In female pups, 87.9% had teeth at weaning, while only 28.7% of male pups had. There was no correlation between mass at weaning and activity in either sex. Weaned pups tended to gather in groups (median group size 3, range 2 – 67). Several factors may affect the behaviour of pups during the postweaning fast: the resting behaviour required to save energy favours spending time ashore during the day (which also enhances vitamin D synthesis), and foraging is more effectively practiced at night because their prey is more active at night.last_img read more

Press release: ‘Forgotten lands’ to receive forestry boost

first_imgThe Cumbria pilot is the first of its kind, with the ‘forgotten lands’ being the perfect place to establish large-scale forestry projects in order to bring economic and environmental benefits to the area. The project will focus on productive forestry, landscape enhancement, farming and local employment.During his visit, Tree Champion Sir William Worsley said: A new project to help landowners create vital new woodland and unlock the economic benefits of forestry has been launched in Cumbria’s ‘forgotten lands’.The government’s Tree Champion Sir William Worsley today visited forestry project Snowdon Close in the area to launch the pilot Forestry Investment Zone.The government will trial a new approach in Cumbria’s ‘forgotten lands’ and work to encourage investment in the zone through measures such as the existing Countryside Stewardship and Woodland Carbon Fund grant schemes. A Forestry Investment Zone officer will also offer tailored support to businesses.Government will also work nationally with the forestry and timber processing industry to accelerate planting as new approaches to rural funding and payment for public goods are developed.The pilot launch comes during Green GB Week, an annual week dedicated to highlighting the opportunities clean growth offers the UK – and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.Forestry Minister David Rutley said: Planting more trees is central to our ambition to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it. This innovative new pilot project will not only help landowners realise the benefits of woodland creation, but also drive forward our commitment to plant 11 million trees. The Cumbria Forestry Investment Zone pilot is scheduled to run for two years, and will be used as a test-case for rolling out the initiative more widely around the country. It is wonderful to be in Cumbria today to see this exciting new pilot kick off and to witness what will hopefully be the beginning of widespread investment in the forestry sector. By making it easier for this area to be used for woodland creation we are not only helping the environment, but also giving the region a valuable economic boost.last_img read more

Florida Jazz And Blues Jam Announces 2019 Lineup

first_imgThe Florida Jazz and Blues Jam will return to Sunset Cove Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, FL on January 26th, 2019.Headlining the event is founding Allman Brothers Band drummer, Jaimoe, and his Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band. Also playing the 2019 Florida Jazz and Blues Jam will be the Larry Carlton Quintet, led by nineteen-time Grammy-nominated, four-time Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Carlton. Carlton’s long list of studio credits includes Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and more. Larry Carlton’s Florida Jazz and Blues Jam performance will mark his first show Central or South Florida in over half a decade.Slide Guitar virtuoso Sonny Landreth will perform a rare and full 90-minute set at Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2019. Landreth is best known for his slide guitar playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays. Landreth plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He is also known for his unique right-hand technique, which involves tapping, slapping, and picking strings, using all of the fingers on his right hand. He wears a special thumb pick/flat pick hybrid on his thumb so that he can bear down on a pick while simultaneously using his finger-style technique for slide. Guitarist Eric Clapton has said that Landreth is one of the most advanced guitarists in the world, and one of the most under-appreciated.Fifteen-year-old guitarist child prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer will open up the Florida Jazz and Blues Jam, so be sure to get there early. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” (after the Tazmanian Devil) amongst fans and peers alike. Taz has benefitted from the experience of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, John Popper, and countless others. He has also played with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.Tickets to the 2019 Florida Jazz and Blues Jam are currently available. For more information, head to the event’s website.last_img read more