Blood samples were collected from free-living incubating Diomedea albatross during single incubation shifts, both daily (wandering albatross D. exulans and every 2 days (grey-headed albatross D. chrysostoma and black-browed albatross D. melanophris), and the concentration of corticosterone was determined. Within 48 hr a significant increase in the corticosterone concentration was observed in each species. The magnitude of the increase was greater in the grey-headed and black-browed albatrosses than in the wandering albatross. Corticosterone concentrations rose steadily through the incubation shift in grey-headed and black-browed albatrosses, but fluctuated erratically in wandering albatrosses. All three species of albatross fast during incubation and the increase in adrenocortical activity is probably related to the voluntary deprivation of food and water.
Buddy Baseball Day at Veterans Stadium with the Bayonne High School Varsity Baseball team! Thank you to Coach Hoffmann, his staff and the players for a great experience! Thank you to Hoboken High School for their support! ×
Mayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,Please take the time tonight before you go to bed to make sure your cars are in a safe place. The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning. The tide is expected to peak before dawn at 5:37 a.m., and the forecast calls for moderate flooding, a level we have not yet seen this year. More information on this event is available at www.ocnj.us/oem.For the health and safety of all and in line with other closings, the Spring Block Party that had been scheduled for May 2 has been canceled. The event is always a highlight of the spring for residents, guests, vendors and merchants. I want to thank everybody for their understanding as we continue to suspend all social gathering in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.Unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic, I was informed this week that the Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project for the north end of Ocean City will be delayed by about a month. Work will begin in June to rebuild beaches from Seaspray Road to 13th Street. About two blocks of beach at a time will be closed, and work is now expected to extend well into July.I understand that this will be an inconvenience to residents and guests, but Ocean City will always remain grateful to our partners at the Army Corps and state Department of Environmental Protection. These ongoing renourishment projects are vital in protecting property. More detail will be available as the work gets closer.I’d like to take a moment to pay tribute to Lou Davis, who became Ocean City’s first black firefighter in 1965. Lou passed away on March 23 at the age of 82. An Ocean City High School graduate and Army veteran, Lou served the Fire Department for 38 years before retiring as a captain in 2003. The department held a procession through town yesterday in his honor, but services will be postponed until social gathering restrictions are lifted.I also want to note the passing of two other members of our community: Sharon Miles and Priscilla Crawford. Michele and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Davis, Miles/Johnson, and Crawford/Rowell families. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian
Load remaining images Last night, after completing a three-night run at Denver’s Ogden Theatre earlier this month, Greensky Bluegrass “officially” opened their 2018 winter tour with a performance at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN. The show featured a healthy mix of originals from throughout the bands career and surprising covers, like the Jimi Hendrix “Foxy Lady” cover saandwiched inside the first set-closing “Worried About The Weather” or the rendition of Prince‘s “When Doves Cry” (featuring teases of “Rueben’s Train by The Dillards and “Contact” by Phish) that capped set two.Greensky Bluegrass Announces First-Ever Camp Greensky FestivalGreensky Bluegrass continue their tour tonight, Friday, January 19th, at the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis, TN. For a full list of upcoming Greensky Bluegrass tour dates, see below. For more information, or to buy your tickets, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view a full gallery of incredible shots from Greensky Bluegrass’ 1/18/18 Indianapolis show courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith G. [Instagram: @PhiercePhoto]SETLIST: Greensky Bluegrass | Egyptian Room at Old National Centre | Indianapolis, IN | 1/18/18 Set 1:Take cover Just to lie >Hold on >GumbootsA Letter to SeymourGrow BananasNew Rize HillWhile waitingWorried about the weather >Foxy Lady >Worried about the weatherSet 2:Merely AvoidingSend me your addressDon’t lie >Wings for wheels >Don’t liePast my primeFixin to ruin (1)How Mountain girls can loveJaywalkingWhen Doves Cry (2)(3)EncoreDustbowl overtures (4)(1) – w/ Guido Batista & Luke Milanese (woodblock) x2(2) – Rueben’s Train tease(3) – Contact tease(4) – Top Gun teaseUpcoming Greensky Bluegrass 2018 Winter Tour DatesJANUARY1/19 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN1/20 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN1/24 – The Egg Performing Arts Center – Albany, NY*1/25 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA*1/26-27 – PlayStation Theater – New York City, NY*1/28 – Gem and Jam Festival – Tucson, AZ1/31 – Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead – Pittsburgh, PA*FEBRUARY2/1 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA*2/2 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.*2/3 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.*2/7 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH2/8 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY2/9-10 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI* Billy Strings supports Greensky Bluegrass | Egyptian Room at Old National Centre | Indianapolis, IN | 1/18/18 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Griner
Joe Russo will debut a new project called Boyfriend at Nublu in New York City on Saturday, June 30th. The new group will find Russo teaming up with multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, drummer/percussionist Ben Perowsky, and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie. The Joe Russo’s Almost Dead drummer and bandleader announced the news today via his Instagram. Boyfriend’s debut show will get started at 8 pm and will feature two sets.Previously, Josh Kaufman toured with Bob Weir during last year’s Campfire Tour, and he’s toured with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter for a number of years. Ben Perowsky has worked with a diverse array of artists, including Rickie Lee Jones, Trey Anastasio, Walter Becker, and The Wood Brothers. Stuart Bogie, on the other hand, is a member of Antibalas who has work with artists like Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Massive Attack, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, and has regularly collaborated with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in the past.In related news, Russo’s JRAD bandmate Tom Hamilton just announced a pair of August shows with the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band.
A starlit tree, draped by a quilt, with meaning culled from America’s racism and lynching — and from a Billie Holiday masterwork — has taken roots at Harvard. This tree by artist Sanford Biggers has just been placed for a monthlong viewing in the transept at Memorial Hall and Sanders Theatre.“Constellation (Stranger Fruit)” is what Biggers dubs “a surreal tableau.” The work summons heavenly constellations and patterned 19th century quilts embedded with secret codes, both of which helped to steer escaped slaves north along the Underground Railroad.“This whole notion of navigating the Eastern Seaboard via the stars, as Harriet Tubman did, has been on my mind a lot,” said Biggers of his “tree growing in the cosmos.”“I think of the installation as abstracting history and creating an infinite reflection between stellar constellations and the points on the Underground Railroad.”Boston, a central stop on the network of escape routes and safe houses from the South before the Civil War, suitably fits Biggers’ scheme. Approached last year by the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies to teach a class, Biggers coincidentally was contacted shortly afterward by the Office for the Arts (OfA), which hoped to commission a piece.“So I merged the two,” said Biggers, who became the 2009 Marshall S. Cogan Visiting Artist through the Public Art Program of OfA. Based out of New York, Biggers will join Columbia University’s arts faculty in 2010.“‘Strange Fruit’ is the mantra present in my work because of its historical value in Americana,” he explained. “The tree is a mixed metaphor. It’s not just a tree of death but a tree of life, an axis mundi between heaven and earth.”The exhibit runs until Dec. 2. A conversation with Biggers will take place on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Sackler Museum, and vocalist Imani Uzuri will perform at the installation site at 4 p.m. on Nov. 18, followed by an informal exchange with the artists.Uzuri will debut two compositions, continuing a collaboration with Biggers that started years ago with a theatrical interpretation of the Abel Meeropol poem “Strange Fruit,” famously sung by Holiday. “She’s the cosmic oracle, a wise chanteuse singing under the tree,” said Biggers.Koto player Sumie Kaneko and Harvard’s own KeyChange will contribute to Biggers’ artistic journey between earthly and heavenly realms.For more information visit the Office for the Arts at Harvard.
U.K. investment firm teams up with U.S. storage developer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Building on its background developing renewables and natural gas-fired power plants, Chicago- headquartered Hecate Energy joined with London-based investment firm InfraRed Capital Partners to launch a new energy storage joint venture called Hecate Grid LLC that could compete with gas peaker projects in North America.“Energy storage is somewhat of a panacea we’ve been looking for,” Gabriel Wapner, Hecate Energy’s director of development, said in an interview after the companies announced their venture Oct. 16. “It allows us to firm and shift energy, potentially replacing peaking capacity. When we look at peakers on the grid today and see how little they are used, we see storage can serve the role of the peaker while adding value and use.”Hecate Grid will develop, build, own and operate utility-scale energy storage facilities in the U.S. and Canada seeded with an initial portfolio of 126 MWh of operating and contracted storage projects developed by Hecate Energy and another 600 MWh of projects under development.“We believe the time is now to invest in the North American energy storage markets,” Thomas Buss, investment director and transaction lead for InfraRed, said in a news release. While the companies did not disclose the terms of their agreement, InfraRed Capital, which manages more than $10 billion in equity capital, will own a controlling interest in Hecate Grid, Wapner said.The company is eyeing projects across the continent but already has a head start in two key markets: California and Ontario. In California, Hecate Energy has 10-year contracts with Edison International subsidiary Southern California Edison Co. for the 10-MW Hecate Energy Johanna 1 Battery Storage and 5-MW Hecate Energy Johanna 2 Battery Storage arrays. It also has three operating battery storage facilities in Ontario, combining for nearly 15 MW, and another 30-MW project under development.While Hecate Energy is developing large-scale solar, wind and gas projects, the joint venture will focus primarily on stand-alone storage projects, Wapner said, adding that the investment from InfraRed will help Hecate Grid deliver “hundreds of megawatts in the next several years.”More ($): UK investor joins US energy storage developer to compete with gas peakers
By Steven McLoud/Diálogo December 10, 2020 Following the December 6 vote, which saw the illegitimate Nicolás Maduro regime win a majority in the parliamentary election, the European Union (EU) and the Lima Group, along with the United States, declared they would not recognize the results.According to Venezuela’s electoral council, just 31 percent of 20 million eligible voters participated in the election — less than half the turnout than in the previous National Assembly elections of 2015. In a news conference on December 7, Interim President Juan Guaidó called for a boycott of the vote, declaring it a farce meant to consolidate a dictatorship. He also called on his supporters to participate in a December 12 referendum that will ask citizens whether they reject the results and want a change of government.“They have imprisoned us, they have tortured us, and they have assassinated us, but here we are and here we will be until we see our Venezuela lead to a free, democratic country without dictatorship,” Guaidó said.“The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade which failed to meet any minimum standard of credibility,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on December 7.Josep Borrell, the EU’s top diplomat, echoed those sentiments saying the election “failed to comply with the minimum international standards.” In a statement, EU foreign ministers said on December 7 the vote “failed to comply with the minimum international standards for a credible process and to mobilize the Venezuelan people to participate.” Moreover, the European Council said “Venezuela urgently needs a political solution to end the current impasse and to allow for the delivery of the urgently required humanitarian assistance to its people.”In a written statement, the Lima Group called on the international community to “join in the rejection of the fraudulent elections and support the efforts for the recovery of democracy, the respect of human rights, and the rule of law in Venezuela.” The signatory countries of the Lima Group include Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia.
The Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, is organizing a nautical study trip for foreign charter agents from 25 to 29 September 2017. The study trip will be attended by 15 foreign agents, ie economic entities, coming from nine markets: Austria, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the UK and the USA.The trip covers the area of Šibenik-Knin County, ie destinations and locations such as Skradin, Šibenik, Krka and Kornati National Parks and the islands of Prvić, Zlarin and Krapanj stand out from the CNTB, and add that a business workshop will be held as part of the study trip. Buy Croatia between Croatian and foreign agents, which will take place on September 26 at the Ivan Hotel in Solaris. 25 Croatian and 15 foreign business entities are expected to participate in the workshop.BUSINESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TOKYO The Croatian National Tourist Board organized a successful business workshop Sell Croatia, which was held in Tokyo in cooperation with the tourist boards of the city of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Šibenik-Knin County, and the partner of the workshop is the airline Turkish Airlines. It is actually an educational presentation through which the participants were introduced in detail to the Croatian tourist offer, with an emphasis on the offer of destinations that participated in the workshop.The workshop was attended by 62 foreign participants and 12 media representatives, and Dražen Hrastić, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to Japan, was also present. As part of the educational presentation, a prize game was held for participants, for which each of the above tourist boards provided overnight stays in the destination and tickets for the Krka National Park, while Turkish Airlines provided a ticket for the winner of the prize game, but also to all Croatian representatives. one air ticket each.
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