Publications and theses on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic birds, 1996

first_imgIn 1986, the Bird Biology Subcommittee of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Working Group onBiology recommended that a list of recent publications on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic seabirds species from 1986 be prepared. The 1996 list, the eleventh to be produced and published in Marine Ornithology, has been compiled by scanning the relevant literature and abstracting services, and by correspondence with members of the subcommittee. Readers are requested to send reprints of their recent relevant literature, including ones missing from this or previous lists, to the author for inclusion in subsequent lists.last_img read more

DYGON, JOAN M.

first_img81 of Chadwick Beach Island went to be with the Lord, with her family by her side on December 21, 2017 after a long illness. Joan was born and raised in Bayonne where she was a graduate of St. Mary’s Grammar School and Bayonne High School. Joan worked for PSE&G, and in 1960 married the love of her life, Stanley and started her family, residing in Bayonne most of her life. Joan was predeceased by her husband of 36 years Stanley J. Dygon in 1996 and her parents Joseph and Mary (Kurtz) O’Brien. She is survived by her three daughters and a son-in-law, Katherine Dygon, Patricia Bentivegna and Maryanne Clark and her husband John. Joan is also survived by her five grandchildren Jennifer, Joseph, John Patrick, Connor and Ryan. She is also survived by her best friend Margaret Gunsiorowski, brother Daniel O’Brien (late wife Janet) and several nieces and nephews. Joan also enjoyed special time with her fur grandbabies Toby and Molly. Funeral arrangements by ORENDER FAMILY HOME FOR FUNERALS, 2643 Old Bridge Rd., Manasquan, NJ.last_img read more

Iheanacho: I’m happy to take my chance

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal Kelechi Iheanacho revealed his delight after saving Leicester’s blushes against Aston Villa. The striker has scored six goals in eight games this term and came off the bench to rescue the Foxes on Wednesday. They were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Villa. Iheanacho cancelled out Frederic Guilbert’s first-half opener and was pleased to maintain his form. “It’s another goal, I’m really happy. I got the chance and I took it,” he told LCFCTV. “As a striker you need to be focused and composed in front of goal and the chance came and we took it. “The squad did really well in the second half and the pressing we did led to the goal so we’re happy. “I think it wasn’t a bad result, we got the draw. We should’ve done better but in the second half we were a bit better. Now, we need to focus on the next games. “It’s two legs now. Of course, we have a Premier League game next (against Southampton), but I think we’ll concentrate on that then we’ll get to Villa Park and see what happens.” Villa lost 4-1 at home to Leicester in the Premier League last month but take the Foxes back to Villa Park on January 28 with the tie finely poised. Boss Dean Smith said: “Overall, I’m really proud of the players to be leaving here unbeaten. It took a lot of hard work, a great defensive display and in all that we gave them a goal as well. “Really pleased that we’re going back to Villa Park all square. It will be a full house with a raucous crowd behind us and I’m really looking forward to that. “We’re one step closer to a Wembley final in a major cup competition, but there’s things we’ve got to get better at.”Tags: Aston VillaCarabao CupFrederic GuilbertKelechi Iheanacholast_img read more

Lakers pick up the pace, and find success

first_imgNo longer does Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni nervously pace the sidelines motioning with his hands for his players to increase their speed. No longer does his players openly scoff at such demands. No longer does D’Antoni’s belief in the “ball finding energy” amount to nothing more than a bumper-sticker slogan. Yes, plenty of things have changed this season, and they go beyond the lack of consistent locker room bickering last season that contributed to a first-round playoff exit to the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers have also played an offense that matches more with D’Antoni’s vision, which places a high premium on 3-point shooting, layups and what he calls “an equal opportunity” for everyone to contribute. The Lakers haven’t exactly replicated the fast-paced Phoenix Suns offenses D’Antoni coached that soon gathered a reputation for scoring in “seven seconds or less.” During his five seasons in Phoenix (2003-08), D’Antoni’s teams averaged between 110-112 possessions per game. But the Lakers are awfully close.The Lakers (9-9) have played at the fourth-highest pace this season, averaging 100.3 possessions per game, an increase from the 96.8 they averaged last season. But through the first month of the NBA season, the Lakers provided a decent blueprint on how to run D’Antoni’s offense. “The ball is moving and it’s not really sticking too much,” Lakers center Pau Gasol said. “We’re getting opportunities for everyone. That means we’re doing well, scoring and playing at a pace that we’re comfortable. If that translates to wins, which is the most important part, you have nothing to complain about.”The Lakers rank fourth both in 3-point shooting (40.9 percent) and assists (24.06), animprovement from last season’s outside shooting (35.5 percent, 19th overall) and assists (22.4, 16th).Credit the steady presence of Steve Blake (42.9 percent 3-point shooting this year, 42.1 percent last year), improvement from Jodie Meeks (44.8 percent this year, 35.7 percent last year) and some pleasant surprises from new arrivals Xavier Henry (45.2 percent) and Wesley Johnson (43.6 percent). Those numbers have ensured nine different players leading the team in scoring en route to signature wins against Western Conference powers Houston, the Clippers and Golden State. Incidentally, the Lakers also have practice drills that require the team to make quick passes in hopes of building rhythm, ball movement and team play. “Nobody is jacking too much while somebody is right in their face,” Henry said. “If somebody is shooting a 3, it’s because we swung the ball pretty quickly and guys got open looks.”There’s still some things to critique.The Lakers remain 12th overall in the Western Conference. Their 101.06 points-per-game average only ranks 14th overall. Their turnovers this season (14.89, 21st overall) mirrors last season’s output (14.6, 23rd). “I’m a big part of the turnover problem, but it has nothing to do with pace of play,” said Blake, who’s averaged 2.2 turnovers this season. “I just made some bad decisions.” Yet, the Lakers believe the recipe involves revving up the accelerator even more, hoping it will send opponents further into a tailspin. “That’s how we want to play,” Blake said. “It doesn’t have to be hectic, but it’s good to play at a pace where you can get the other teams tired. Hopefully it can get players out of position on the defensive end by pushing it.”Another version of Showtime? Not quite. But after the they spent most of last season relying on Bryant’s heroics to cover up for hobbled personnel and the constant infighting, the Lakers have shown a much more visually appealing picture on the court. A much faster one, too. “We can push it even a little bit more,” D’Antoni said. “Our success, a lot of it is due to the pace we can keep. Sometimes we lose that pace. We need to keep it up there.”How?“Push it. Just go,” D’Antoni said. “It doesn’t matter what the other team does. As soon as you score or rebound, you have to go. The point guard has to push it, the wing has to run and the wings have to get down. You don’t hurry, but you go quickly and get good shots.” Plenty of uncertainty surrounds how the Lakers will sustain this pace when accounting for the pending return of Kobe Bryant (torn left Achilles tendon) and Steve Nash (back). Both practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday with hopes of returning when the Lakers (9-9) visit the Sacramento Kings (4-11) on Friday at Sleep Train Arena. But only Mother Nature knows how Bryant will look picking up a basketball in a game for the first time in seven months. Or if Nash can restore the greatness that earned him two NBA MVP awards when he ran D’Antoni’s offense in Phoenix so well that the coach reflected it only took Nash an hour to learn it.Lakers backup point guard Jordan Farmar, whose averages of 9.2 points and 4.4 assists reflect his match for D’Antoni’s fast-paced system, also will stay sidelined for about a month after an ultrasound Monday showed he tore his left hamstring.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more