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9 May
2021

Interpreting empirical estimates of experimentally derived physiological and biological thermal limits in ectotherms

first_imgWhole-organism function is underpinned by physiological and biological processes, which respond to temperature over a range of time scales. Given that environmental temperature controls biological rates within ectotherms, different experimental protocols are needed to assess the ability of organisms to withstand extreme weather events versus gradual temperature change. Here we emphasize the importance of time in shaping ecological and evolutionary processes, and as an experimental parameter that is key when interpreting physiology studies reporting thermal limits. We discuss how acute and chronic thermal performance is underpinned by mechanisms operating at different time scales-resistance, acclimation, and adaptation. We offer definitions of common physiological and biological temperature metrics and identify challenges inherent to compiling the wealth of historical temperature limit data now available into meta-analytic frameworks. We use a case study, data across temperate fishes, to highlight that false positives may occur when differences in the thermal tolerances of species are in fact due to experimental protocols. We further illustrate that false negatives can arise if researchers fail to recognize differences in thermal limits of species emerging from macrophysiological approaches that are due to biological mechanisms. We strongly advocate for the careful design, interpretation, and reporting of experimental results to ensure that conclusions arising from data synthesis efforts are grounded in theory.last_img read more

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8 May
2021

Millard Alum Nicklaus Britt Finishes 9th Overall, Dixie State Men’s Golf Places 2nd

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, during the final round of competition at the Dixie State Regional Preview at the Ledges Golf Club of St. George, former Millard High star Nicklaus Britt placed ninth overall for Dixie State.Britt shot a 140 (-4) to tie for ninth in the standings, leading the Trailblazers to a second overall team finish.Chico State (Calif.) won the team title at 551 (-25) and the Trailblazers were at 562 (-14) on the afternoon. Written by October 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Millard Alum Nicklaus Britt Finishes 9th Overall, Dixie State Men’s Golf Places 2nd Brad James Tags: Dixie State Men’s Golf/Ledges Golf Club/Nicklaus Brittlast_img

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8 May
2021

Harvard University runner loses shoe, wins 2 races with bloody, mangled foot

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailZeiss4Me/iStock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Jaws dropped when Harvard University junior Kieran Tuntivate managed to win two races in this year’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, despite a gruesome injury that left him with a large open wound on the bottom of his foot.Tuntivate, 22, thought he had a serious case of bad luck on Feb. 23 when another runner stepped on his foot and caused him to lose his shoe during the first lap of an intense 3,000-meter race at the indoor meet.Tuntivate, who’s been running competitively since age 12, said he only had two options in the moment: stop to recover his shoe and likely lose the race or keep running and risk an injury. He decided to keep going and he ended up winning the race without his left shoe. But the top prize came at a bloody and painful price.“It felt kind of natural at first, but I kind of expected it to start hurting eventually with the really abrasive surface of the track,” Tuntivate told ABC News in an interview on Thursday. “Around 2,000 meters — about two-thirds into the race — is when it really started to hurt.“I think the damage was probably the same as if you were running on loose gravel or cinder surface,” he added. March 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Harvard University runner loses shoe, wins 2 races with bloody, mangled foot SHOELESS KIERAN TUNTIVATE.The @HarvardTrack_XC junior loses his shoe on the first lap, then goes from third to first down the stretch to win the #IvyHeps Indoor 3,000! pic.twitter.com/ylz3nTLibz— The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) February 23, 2019Despite the risk of sustaining a serious injury, Tuntivate said he never seriously considered stopping.“It’s the Ivy League Championships, so there’s a lot of history there and a lot of rivalries with the other schools,” he said. “Instincts just kicked in. I didn’t really think about how much my foot was going to be damaged afterward. If I had known, I probably would have stopped.”Harvard cross country and track and field coach Alex Gibby said he thought about stopping Tuntivate mid-race, but the athlete’s cool and calm demeanor convinced him to let the junior continue.“One of the things you’re evaluating as a coach when something like this happens is how is the athlete is responding. If he’s frantic, if he’s beside himself or if he’s lost control in the moment, then you’re probably going to pull him out,” Gibby told ABC News on Thursday. “I realized that he wasn’t panicked and I said, ‘The heck with it, let’s let this thing ride.’”Tuntivate said he lost a lot of skin by running on what “felt like sandpaper.“ He said his doctor compared the skin loss to what one experiences after a third-degree burn, but the runner kept pushing and managed to win in the 5,000 meters the following day.“From my prospective, where his legend was cemented was coming back the next day on a bum wheel, in his training flats and finishing the job off in the 5,000. That’s what was really special,” Gibby said. “Ninety-nine percent of the people in his situation wouldn’t have finished the race in the 3,000. Of the remaining 1 percent, another 99 percent probably would not have started the next day.”Tuntivate said he’s still in a lot of pain two weeks later, but his foot seems to be about 90 percent healed. And although it feels good to win, the lingering pain and the annoying aftercare makes him wonder if he made the right decision.“It was definitely pretty gory at first. I thought there was no way that I would be able to run the 5K the next day,” Tuntivate said. “I wouldn’t advise others to do the same thing. I would tell them to stop and put their shoe on or either stop and wait for another race.“I don’t think it’s worth the amount of pain and discomfort,” he added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

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8 May
2021

Pac-12 football plans remain in holding pattern

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAny plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference.The Big Ten changed course and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23.The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to start contact practices.The Pac-12 has announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. Written by Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/Pac-12 September 16, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Pac-12 football plans remain in holding pattern Associated Presslast_img read more

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8 May
2021

MLB to allow fans in stadium for NLCS, World Series

first_imgOctober 1, 2020 /Sports News – National MLB to allow fans in stadium for NLCS, World Series Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — MLB announced it will allow fans inside a ballpark for the first time since the COVID pandemic.The league will sell 11,500 tickets per game for the National League Championship Series and World Series, which will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The stadium’s seating capacity is 40,300.The league said 10,550 fans will be spread throughout the ballpark while 950 will be in suites, and there will be precautions in place.Tickets will be sold in groups of four contiguous seats, called pods, and individuals will be limited to one pod per game. Each pod will be at least 6 feet apart from each other and the pods will be at least 20 feet away from players.All fans are mandated to wear masks and tickets within pods can’t be broken up for sale.The NLCS begins Oct. 12 and the World Series begins on Oct. 20. The American League Championship Series, being held in San Diego, will not allow fans.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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8 May
2021

Prep Sports Roundup: 2/20

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball3-A State Second RoundNEPHI, Utah-Ty Allred amassed 22 points and 10 rebounds on 10-12 from the field (including 2-3 from range) as the Juab Wasps dismantled South Summit 54-40 Saturday in the second round of the 3-A state playoffs at Juab High School.The Wasps were +9 (27-18) on the glass and amassed seven blocked shots as well in improving to 19-3 on the season. Juab next faces Richfield Thursday at 12:50 pm in the state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center.Brigham Skinner and Payton Sanderson had 11 points apiece in defeat for the Wildcats.Region 20 TournamentChampionship GamePANGUITCH, Utah-Treyson Roberts’ 10 points led the way as the Bryce Valley Mustangs edged Piute 37-34 Saturday at Panguitch High School, earning the Region 20 tournament championship. Kelby Jessen had 12 points in the loss for the Thunderbirds.3rd-4th place GamePANGUITCH, Utah-Kyler Bennett stepped up with 13 points and the Panguitch Bobcats downed Valley 51-32, earning third place in the Region 20 Tournament at Panguitch High School Saturday. Cooper Esplin had 10 points for the Buffaloes in defeat.Girls Basketball3-A Second RoundRICHFIELD, Utah-Rebecca Poulsen amassed 20 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Richfield Wildcats pounded South Summit 57-24 Saturday in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament. Sadie Eiting had 7 points in the loss for the South Summit Wildcats. Richfield next faces Carbon Thursday at 4:10 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center.PRICE, Utah-Amiah Timothy posted 23 points as the Carbon Dinos drilled Summit Academy 57-36 in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament Saturday.MORGAN, Utah-Janel Blazzard netted 21 points and 8 assists, leading the Morgan Trojans to a 66-46 rout of Manti in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament Saturday. Heidi Jorgenson had 15 points in the loss for the Templars. Morgan next meets South Sevier Thursday at 5:50 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center.MONROE, Utah-Presley Chapell stepped up with 16 points and the South Sevier Rams decimated North Sanpete 67-31 Saturday in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament. Eryn Briggs led the Hawks in defeat with 11 points.DELTA, Utah-Jadee Dutson led the way with 12 points and the Delta Rabbits edged Union 47-43 in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament Saturday at the Palladium. Kinslee Drake had a game-high 14 points for the Cougars in defeat. Delta next draws Emery Thursday at 7:30 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center.CASTLE DALE, Utah-Bethany Justice and Bailey Jacobson had 13 points apiece and the Emery Spartans crushed Providence Hall 69-25 Saturday in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament. Kinley Peterson and Mia Degn had 5 points apiece for the Patriots in defeat.SALT LAKE CITY-Teya Sidberry posted 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Judge Bulldogs downed San Juan 55-41 in the second round of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament Saturday. Emilie Palmer had 15 points in the loss for the Broncos. Judge next faces Grantsville Thursday at 9:10 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center.GRANTSVILLE, Utah-Emily Backus led the way with 19 points and Grantsville shellacked Juab 70-32 Saturday in the second roud of the 3-A girls state basketball tournament. Avia Stowell had 11 points for the Wasps in the loss.Region 20 TournamentChampionship GamePANGUITCH, Utah-Kinley Spaulding stepped up with 12 points and the Milford Tigers waxed Piute 51-42, earning the Region 20 tournament title at Panguitch High School Saturday. Kassidy Westwood had 20 points in defeat for the Thunderbirds.3rd-4th Place GamePANGUITCH, Utah-Jannie Hoyt netted 21 points and the Valley Buffaloes drilled Wayne 58-47 Saturday at Panguitch High School. Valley earned third place in the Region 20 tournament with the victory. Abby Stevens had 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Badgers in defeat. Brad Jamescenter_img February 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/20last_img read more

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7 May
2021

Letter of Intent signed for supply of gas from Etinde, offshore Cameroon

first_imgUnder the terms of the LOI, VOG and New Age will seek to enter into a gas supply agreement (GSA) Letter of Intent signed for supply of gas from Etinde, offshore Cameroon. (Credit: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann) Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group traded on AIM, is pleased to confirm the signature of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) between Victoria Oil & Gas Plc (AIM:VOG) and New Age (New Age), for the supply of gas from the Etinde Field, offshore Cameroon.Under the terms of the LOI, VOG and New Age will seek to enter into a gas supply agreement (GSA). The LOI envisages that New Age will supply processed Gas to Gaz du Cameroun S.A. (“GDC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Victoria Oil & Gas Plc, at Limbe. GDC would then transport the gas to Douala.The LOI anticipates that the GSA would be for a period of 20 years and would see New Age supply a minimum of 25mmscf per day of gas to GDC for the first three years, increasing to a minimum of 30mmscf per day. The LOI remains in force until the earlier of the signature of a GSA or 31 March 2021. Ultimately, finalisation of the proposed GSA terms and conditions is directly linked to the Final Investment Decision (“FID”) in relation to the Etinde field development project.Eli Chahin, Chief Executive Officer of Bowleven plc, said:“As we work towards making a final investment decision on Etinde this year, today’s announcement by VOG is a positive step towards reconfirming the commerciality of the licence. The agreement is also positive for Cameroon, as it will see gas delivered to independent power suppliers in the country, and for our stakeholders, as it demonstrates the high demand for natural gas in the region. We look forward to updating the market on future progress as appropriate.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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7 May
2021

Queensland awards gas exploration tenders to four companies

first_img Queensland government awards gas exploration tenders to bring more gas to market. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay.) The Queensland government in Australia has awarded tenders to Senex Energy, Comet Ridge, State Gas and Denison Gas for gas exploration in areas near their existing infrastructure to bring more gas to the market.Comet Ridge has been awarded a tender to explore two gas fields to the east and north-east of the Mahalo gas project located west of Gladstone in central Queensland.One of the fields is PLR2020-1-1, called as Mahalo East, that covers 97km2 of area and is located immediately east of Mahalo North.Spanning over 338km2 of area, the other block, PLR2020-1-2 is said to contain the north-eastern extent of the high-quality gas fairway.Senex Energy awarded tender to explore 486km2 natural gas exploration blockAustralian energy company Senex Energy has been awarded preferred tenderer status to explore a 486km2 natural gas exploration block and also an 18km2 block for domestic market gas near its existing Project Atlas near Wandoan.The 486km2 exploration block PLR2020-1-9, is situated between the Scotia and Meridian gas fields in the Bowen Basin.The company is planning to execute an initial four-year work programme including geological studies, 2D seismic acquisition and an exploration well.Senex managing director Ian Davies said: “The award of further natural gas tenements would enable the company to increase production from the successful Atlas domestic gas project by 50 per cent and to continue to explore for, and develop, new gas resources for the domestic market.”The Queensland government has awarded a tender to State Gas to explore 1,414km2 of area situated south-west of Rolleston near its existing Reid’s Dome gas project.Denison Gas has been appointed as preferred tenderer to explore 668km2 located north of Injune, near its existing Denison South project.In June this year, the Queensland government has opened an additional 1,500km2 acreage in the Surat and Bowen Basins for gas exploration. Senex Energy, Comet Ridge, State Gas and Denison Gas have been awarded preferred tenderer status to explore areas close to their existing infrastructurelast_img read more

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7 May
2021

Lloyd’s Register Group to divest energy business to Inspirit Capital

first_img LR’s Energy business worked on complex and large-scale energy projects. (Credit: Lloyd’s Register Group Services Limited) Global professional services firm Lloyd’s Register Group (LR) has signed an agreement to divest its Energy business unit to investment firm Inspirit Capital.The sale follows a comprehensive review by LR for its business portfolio and strategic direction.The deal is expected to create a new engineering and technical consultancy, which would offer specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertise across complex industrial assets, the energy transition and rail infrastructure.Founded in the 1930s, LR’s Energy business worked on complex and large-scale energy projects.Since 2005, LR Energy made strategic acquisitions including Capstone, ODS, Human Engineering, Celerity3, ModuSpec, Scandpower and WEST Engineering.The business further expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Senergy in 2013, covering the full energy value chain and life cycle.Deal forms part of LR’s ongoing strategic review of its businessLR CEO Alastair Marsh said that the decision is a part of an ongoing strategic review of its business and is the best option to realise the long-term growth potential of the company’s Energy business.Marsh added: “LR Energy offers world-class engineering solutions across the sector, and the partnership with Inspirit provides them with further support and investment to underpin their growth objectives.”The transaction is planned to be completed on or before 31 October 2020. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.Inspirit Capital founding partner Will Stamp said: “LR’s Energy division has an excellent reputation internationally and we are proud to be supporting the next phase in the development of the business.”LR energy director David Clark said that the deal supports its mission to help clients tackle complexity head-on.Clark added: “This announcement provides us with a partner to build on our existing track record and unlock our growth potential as a standalone business, offering our full suite of technical, regulatory and operational expertise.“The increasing complexity we are seeing, with the transition and restructuring of the energy markets and the impact of digital transformation across our global energy, complex industrial and transport customers, means our solutions are more relevant than ever.” The deal will create a new engineering and technical consultancy that offers specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertiselast_img read more

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7 May
2021

GDC wins licence extension for Matanda block in Cameroon

first_img The block is situated in the northern part of the Douala Basin. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay.) Gaz du Cameroun (GDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Victoria Oil & Gas, has secured ministerial approval for the extension of the Matanda block licence in Cameroon.The Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development of Cameroon has approved one year extension from 17 December this year for the exploration phase of the licence.Located adjacent to GDC’s Logbaba concession, the 1,235km2 Matanda block is said to offer an easy monetisation route for gas discoveries.The block is situated in the northern part of the Douala Basin, with approximately 30% of it located in shallow water, whilst the remainder is onshore.In 2018, GDC secured a 75% stake in the block and became its operator. Afex Global, an independent oil exploration and production (E&P) company, holds the remaining 25% interest.Prospective Resources of Matanda Bbock increased to 1,196 BcfIn July this year, GDC reported a material increase in management’s estimate of prospective resources, onshore Matanda.Prospective resources on the Matanda Block increased to 1,196 billion cubic feet (Bcf) from the previously reported 903 Bcf.The increase in estimates was due to a detailed internal prospect evaluation that found 19 gas prospects in shallower Tertiary-aged reservoirs, as well as seven prospects in deeper, Cretaceous-aged prospects.Victoria Oil & Gas CEO Roy Kelly said: “We are extremely pleased to have received this extension for one year.“The first well will undoubtedly be in the onshore area where nearby wells in the Bomono license have derisked the shallower plays, and proximity to the GDC-operated gas distribution infrastructure allows easier monetisation of discoveries.“We are further encouraged by the ESIA that will soon be completed.” The Matanda block is located adjacent to GDC’s Logbaba concession, offering an easy monetisation route for gas discoverieslast_img read more

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