Five things you need to know today, June 21

first_img Local News Five things you need to know today, June 21 Swimmers cool off in the pool Wednesday afternoon at Woodson Park Aquatic Center. Home Local News Five things you need to know today, June 21 Twitter OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Facebook By admin – June 21, 2018 Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, June 21. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officials are expected to request a renewal of their contract with the city next week after public payments to the organization ended in May.2. James Matthews is on bike ride across the United States with not much more than a tent and a CamelBak to help raise awareness for addiction and mental health. Matthews began his trip in West Palm Beach on May 27 and plans to arrive at Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles by July 9.3. A regular action item — annual officer appointments — turned into an item of contention recently as the Ector County Hospital District board of directors voted for a board president.4. Officers arrested a man Monday morning after he crashed into a parked vehicle and residence during a high-speed pursuit with police.5. IN SPORTS: A day after putting himself at the top of the leaderboard, Jesse Florkowski continued his hot play during the quarterfinals of match play at the North American One-Armed Golfer Association’s national championship Wednesday on the Links Course at the Odessa County Club. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleSULLUM: Trump should hurt Sessions by helping drug offendersNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: June 21 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Texas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Importance of accounting for phylogenetic dependence in multi-species mark–recapture studies

first_imgSpecies in comparative demography studies often have a common phylogenetic or evolutionary ancestry and hence, they cannot fully be treated as independent samples in the statistical analysis. Although the serious implication of ignoring phylogeny has long been recognized, no attempt has been made so far to account for the lack of statistical independence due to phylogeny in multi-species mark–recapture comparative demography studies. In this paper, we propose a Bayesian hierarchical model that explicitly accounts for phylogenetic dependence among species, and to correct for imperfect detection, which is a common phenomenon in free-ranging species. We illustrate the method using individual mark–recapture data collected from 16 seabird species of the order Procellariiformes. Data on body mass and phylogeny of these species are compiled from literature. We investigate the relationship between adult survival and body mass with and without accounting for phylogeny. If we ignore phylogeny, we obtain a positive survival–body mass relationship. However, this relationship is no longer statistically significant once phylogenetic dependence is taken into account, implying that survival may actually depend on an unmeasured variable that is correlated with body mass due to a shared dependence on phylogeny. The proposed model allows the integration of multi-species mark–recapture data and phylogenetic information, and it is therefore a valuable tool in ecological and evolutionary biology.last_img read more

Making bread ’healthier’

first_imgAre bakery companies alone being targeted in a bid to reduce salt in foods?This was the question asked by Pat Smyth, of the Yeast Products Com- pany, at ’A Bakers Dozen’ workshop, organised by Relay*, in Dublin on 8 March. “This is damaging the perception of bread as a product,” he said. “Based on current fermentation technologies and taste requirements, we bakers find it very difficult to reduce salt any further.”Dr Wayne Anderson, chief specialist food science, of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), responded by saying that all sorts of foods, not just bakery, are being targeted to reduce salt consumption from 10g to 6g per day by 2010. His paper, at the Relay event, covered the FSAI’s work on the voluntary reduction of salt. He admitted that much had already been achieved by the baking industry and research is urgently required into salt reduc-tion and its effects on the baking process and flavour.A new round of discussions is to take place with the Irish Bread Bakers Association (IBBA) and with individual companies, some of which are prepared to go further in salt reduction than the IBBA, he told British Baker.Fibre boostSpeaker Dr Sarah Burke, University College Cork (UCC) said that, as bread is consumed so regularly and by so many, it is the ideal food to help increase fibre intake. She added that wholemeal bread could substitute white, that more wholemeal bread could be eaten at lunch and more bread at weekends.Seventy-seven per cent of Irish adults and 61% of children do not meet the recommended intake of fibre and this could be met by adding fibre to bakery products. A survey on food consumption by the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance showed that consumption of wholemeal bread is particularly low among children – around 40% consume wholemeal as compared to 98% who eat white – and a higher intake of fibre needs to be promoted. The survey noted that wholemeal bread is consumed at breakfast but white is more popular at lunch, and consumption of all types of bread is reduced at weekends. Bakers at the event suggested that fibre can be added to white bread, thus making it easier to persuade children to eat wholemeal.Twenty per cent of bakery production is being lost due to mould spoilage, according to UCC research, which shows that the use of specific sourdoughs can reduce spoilage but, combined with calcium propionate, can increase the shelf life of wheat bread considerably more. New lab-on-a-chip and bioanalyzer technology identifies quickly the proteins in wheat grains and in particular the glutens. This in turn will lead to swift identification of the baking potential of specific wheat varieties from particular geographical locations.Transglutaminase, a naturally occurring enzyme, can promote a protein network formation in gluten-free flours, one research project has shown.substitute for glutenNew research has been approved to look into the use of a functional casein-based ingredient to substitute gluten in bread. A freeze-dried ingredient could be produced for incorporation into the dough-making process. The demand for gluten-free products will continue to increase and UCC and the Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin, which hosted the conference, are working together and are among the most prolific researchers in the world into this area.Other research projects under way include low glycaemic index (GI) breads. The GI diet, where food is slowly digested, controlling satiety and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, has proven popular. High GI, on the other hand, is claimed to contribute to type-two diabetes, forms of cancer, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity. At the moment, the starch in most bread is more on the high-GI side so research into slowly digestible, fibre-rich starch and functional ingredients with a low GI is taking place. n* Relay, a one-stop-shop for food research information, is funded by various government, public and EU bodieslast_img read more

The three-month event “Splitski litnji koluri” begins – three months of culture, sports and music

first_imgTonight on Split’s Riva, starting at 21 pm, this year’s starts Split summer koluri.Manifestacija u organizaciji TZ Splita koja traje tri mjeseca, a sadrži razne kulturne, glazbene i sportske sadržaje te kroz 96 koncerata nastupiti će gotovo 1600 izvođača. Večerašnjim nastupom Majorette of the city of Split i Split majorettes and a band concert Pink Panter, opens a summer program that will host musicians from 6 countries.”The program will satisfy the tastes of all ages and interest groups, so we invite all dear fellow citizens and tourists to choose, either concerts as part of themed weekends, or numerous klapa concerts and performances by cultural and artistic societies to present the cultural heritage of our city. ” ističu iz TZ Splita. Koncerti u lipnju i srpnju održavaju se na Rivi s početkom u 21 sat, a u kolovozu i rujnu s početkom u 20:30 sati.Take a look at the entire program of three months of entertainment imbued with culture, music and sports herelast_img read more

Cesc Fabregas angers Arsenal and Chelsea fans with his comments about Tottenham’s comeback against Ajax

first_img Read More / About Connatix V67539 Read More PLAY Top articles by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE What a snake Cesc Fàbregas is.— Abdallah Fawaz (@GGravity3) May 8, 2019 SPONSORED Full Screen Arsenal and Chelsea fans are not happy with Cesc Fabregas praising Spurs (Getty Images)Arsenal and Chelsea fans have turned on Cesc Fabregas after the midfielder praised Tottenham’s comeback against Ajax in the Champions League.Spurs looked on the brink of elimination on Wednesday evening as they went two goals down by half-time and trailed 3-0 on aggregate.But Mauricio Pochettino’s side staged a remarkable fightback in the second half and a hat-trick from Lucas Moura, which included a dramatic winner in the sixth minute of injury time, booked Spurs’ place in the Champions League final on June 1.After the match, Fabregas was quick to praise Tottenham’s remarkable achievement.ADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 1:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Read More Skip Ad Video Settings Pochettino reacts to stunning Spurs comeback against AjaxTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:24FullscreenPochettino reacts to stunning Spurs comeback against Ajax is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.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 ‘Credit where it’s due,’ the midfielder posted on Twitter.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘What a comeback from Spurs. What a coach Pochettino is.’ Lucas Moura’s hat-trick sealed Spurs’ comeback vs Ajax (Getty Images ) Read More Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Fabregas also hailed Mauricio Pochettino after Spurs’ win in Amsterdam (Getty Images )But Fabregas’ comments did not sit well with Chelsea and Arsenal supporters due to his allegiance with both clubs.And fans let Fabregas know that they were not happy with his public praise of their Premier League rivals. Comment Coming Next Cesc Fabregas angers Arsenal and Chelsea fans with his comments about Tottenham’s comeback against Ajax 🐍🐍🐍— #MustafiOut (@AlexDTokeville) May 8, 2019 1 min. story Advertisement Skip last_img read more

Sherwood rules out Lamela

first_img Roberto Soldado has scored just once since the turn of the year while Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli have shown only brief signs of their true potential. None of those players had previous experience of English football before signing for Spurs and Sherwood feels that is something that worked against both the club and their new acquisitions. He highlighted Everton’s business, which saw them sign England midfielder Gareth Barry and Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan, as the perfect example of how to go about bringing in players to make a difference. “I am a firm believer that Premier League experience is key,” he added. “Yes, you can buy someone who has never played in the Premier League and he comes over and he is a revelation but its more of a risk doing that. “If you want to look at any team you’ve got to look at Everton and what they’ve done in the transfer market – It is second to none. “On Deadline Day they looked like an average side – all of a sudden they make three signings and it turns them into what they are now. “That’s the business that is done. It was very cute from [Roberto] Martinez and whoever was involved in bringing them in because whoever brought them in, certainly they were Martinez’s players he wanted. “You’ve got Gareth Barry with 534 games or whatever it is in the Premier League – crucial for any club. Lukaku was the best young player last season. He had that loan spell at Everton where he did brilliantly and he has it onto this year. “And then there’s Gerard Deulofeu who everyone knows is in development phase of football. He can be anything he possibly wants to be and he is showing that now, and the acquisition of McCarthy, they have certainly done brilliantly in the transfer market.” Tim Sherwood admits he does not expect record signing Erik Lamela to play again this season and believes the club should take a leaf out of Everton’s book when it comes to their summer recruitment policy. The 22-year-old Lamela was signed among much fan-fare last year, one of seven players who were brought in by technical director Franco Baldini and former head coach Andre Villas-Boas. But the former Roma man has been restricted to just 17 appearances in all competitions as injuries and a lack of form have meant his debut campaign at White Hart Lane will not be one to be remembered. Hip and back injuries have prevented Lamela from lining up for Spurs since the 3-0 win over Stoke in December and Sherwood has all but written off the Argentina international’s chances of returning this season. “He isn’t fit to play,” Sherwood said. “He’s been unfortunate with injuries and it’s a shame that he’s picked up the knocks because taking the settling in period aside, how are you meant to settle when you can’t go out there and perform because you’ve had this serious back injury? He’s probably not going to play this season.” Lamela’s World Cup place could also now be hanging in the balance due to his inactivity but Sherwood would have no qualms if Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella wanted to include the winger in his squad. “Like I say, he’s been out a very long time,” he added. “He’s going to need a pre-season before he can play. It’s up to their manager and if they think he needs to play any competitive games previous to that. “I think it comes down to how sought after he is out there by the manager. He needs the games doesn’t he? And next season he comes back in and he’s in a better place.” Lamela may be the highest profile of Spurs’ summer signings to find his first season a difficult one but he is not alone. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse comes back in 4-3 win at North Carolina State

first_imgNo. 27 Syracuse (16-8, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) closed out its regular season with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over No. 33 North Carolina State (16-13, 7-7 ACC) on Sunday afternoon in Raleigh.After the Wolfpack thrashed the Orange in doubles, and Miranda Ramirez lost, SU trailed 2-0. But the Orange picked up key points in close singles matches to finish the regular season on a high note ahead of the ACC Championships on Thursday.While doubles have been a strong point for the Orange all season, the Wolfpack grabbed an early 3-1 lead on each court. As SU’s top pair of Gabriela Knutson and Ramirez battled back to level the set at four, the other pairs lost quickly. Anna Shkudun and Sofya Golubovskaya lost 6-1 at second doubles, and just minutes later, Dina Hegab and Masha Tritou lost 6-1 at third.Ramirez entered this match fresh off her first singles win in a month. Sunday, she battled No. 94 Adriana Reami, and never managed to grab a foothold. Reami defeated Ramirez 6-0, 6-2 to give the Wolfpack a 2-0 lead. Once Reami closed out the match, SU trailed on three other courts. Two of those would have to flip for the Orange to pull out the victory.Dina Hegab put the Orange on the board with a comfortable 6-0, 6-3 win at fifth singles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLibi Mesh trailed 3-5 in her opening set but rallied to win the final four games of the set. Mesh controlled the second set, grabbing the crucial break to win 6-3. Once Mesh won her match, the score was tied at two, with three matches close in final sets.Of Shkudun, Golubovskaya and Knutson, two needed to pull out victories for the Orange to win its first ACC road match outdoors this season. Golubovskaya wasted an early 2-0 lead in the opening set, losing 6-3.She rallied from a set down at third singles to deliver the third point for Syracuse. Golubovskaya overcame the ups and downs of the match to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.Like Golubovskaya, Knutson gave away an early lead in the opening set and had to come from behind. Knutson led 4-2 in the first and lost four consecutive games. She won a second set tiebreaker and remained on serve in the third until grabbing the break to close out the match, 6-3. For the second time this season, Knutson provided the clinching point in a win over a ranked opponent.Syracuse will remain in North Carolina in this week ahead of the ACC Championships, which begin on Thursday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected]last_img read more

Rafa reveals Reds surprise

first_imgRafa Benitez has revealed he was surprised that he was not approached by Liverpool to replace Kenny Dalglish at Anfield in the summer.The former Reds boss had expressed an interest in returning to the helm to succeed Dalglish following the Scot’s departure in May.However, Liverpool’s American owners overlooked Benitez and plumped for Brendan Rodgers to take charge of the side.Benitez, who guided Liverpool to Champions League and FA Cup glory during his five seasons on Merseyside, feels his success at the club should have earned him the opportunity to try and succeed Dalglish.“It was strange not to be approached,” Benitez told the Irish Independent. “We know the club, the players, the Academy and we have even more experience now…the fans were positive about the idea.”Benitez, who has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in 2010, believes despite a disappointing last season at Anfield his record stands up to the test. “We used to play so many important games that it seemed it was normal and it wasn’t,” added Benitez. “People were talking about ‘the past’, but just a few years ago Liverpool FC was No.1 in Europe.”last_img read more

The Last Weekend of February was marked by Red Bull Home Run (Video)

first_imgMore than 75 skiers and snowboarders competed at Jahorina on Sunday. Weather conditions on Sunday were not ideal for mass downhill skiing, but organizers were forced to change the track for racing which caused a big crowd at the finish line.Due to the short track at the finish line, many competitors were driving through the finish line at high speed at one point, which caused crowd.Bekes Michal arrived from Slovakia with his friends only because of the race. He was the best in a large crowd at the finish line and beat the fastest skiers. The fastest boarder was Dragan Samardzic from Visegrad, while the fastest woman was Ani Kapetanovic. The three of them received the award, a weekend for two at the hotel Termag on Jahorina.This is the fourth time that a big downhill of skiers and snowboarders is organized on Jahorina.As the sun sets, when the track converted into ice, started the race in which competitors run 150 meters in the ski boots to their skis and boards while racing down the track. For many participants, this is the first competitive experience and everyone is always happy about interesting after parties.Last night, the snow melted on the tracks due to warm weather, but the weather conditions were favorable for the party outdoors.After skiing, a few hundred young people had fun in front of the hotel Termag with sounds of Audio InFunktion & Zlijay who played back to back, and after them, DJ booth was occupied by audio-visual duo Diskobajagi.The last weekend of February will remain in a great memory for hundreds of visitors at Jahorina.Take a look at the VIDEO.(Source: read more