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Genetic population structure in the black-spot sea bream (Pagellus bogaraveo Brünnich, 1768) from the NE Atlantic

first_imgThe depletion of shallow-water fish stocks through overexploitation has led to increasing fishing pressure on deep-sea species. Poor knowledge of the biology of commercially valuable deep-water fish has led to the serial depletion of stocks of several species across the world. Data regarding the genetic structure of deep-sea fish populations is important in determining the impact of overfishing on the overall genetic variability of species and can be used to estimate the likelihood of recolonisation of damaged populations through immigration of individuals from distant localities. Here the genetic structure of the commercially fished deep-water species the blackspot sea bream, Pagellus bogaraveo is investigated in the northeastern Atlantic using partial DNA sequencing of mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt-b) and D-loop regions and genotyping of microsatellite loci. An absence of variation in cyt-b and low genetic variation in D-loop sequences potentially indicate that P. bogaraveo may have undergone a severe bottleneck in the past. Similar bottlenecks have been detected in other Atlantic species of fish and have possibly originated from the last glaciation. P. bogaraveo may have been particularly vulnerable to the effects of low temperature and a fall in sea level because stages of its life history occur in shallow water and coastal sites. However, there are other explanations of low genetic variability in populations of P. bogaraveo, such as a low population size and the impacts of fishing on population structure. Analysis of population structure using both D-loop and microsatellite analysis indicates low to moderate, but significant, genetic differentiation between populations at a regional level. This study supports studies on other deep-sea fish species that indicate that hydrographic or topographic barriers prevent dispersal of adults and/or larvae between populations at regional and oceanographic scales. The implications for the management and conservation of deep-sea fish populations are discussed.last_img read more

Bees Salvage Finale In Fresno

first_img Robert Lovell May 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Salvage Finale In Fresno Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Fresno, CA)  —  The Bees rallied for a run in the eighth and another in the ninth to edge the Grizzlies 3-2 in Fresno.David Fletcher singled home the go-ahead run as the Bees avoided the four-game sweep.  Adam Hofacket earned the win and Eduardo Paredes picked up his first save.Salt Lake improved to 23-and-17.The Bees return home to open up a four-game set with Sacramento tomorrow at Smith’s Ballpark.  Salt Lake split four games at Sacramento last week.  First pitch for tomorrow’s opener is slated for 6:35 p.m.last_img

OUP makes textbook error

first_imgOxford University Press (OUP) has come under fire from the Embassy of Ukraine for a phrase in one of its geography textbooks referring to Crimea as a “small Russian exclave”.The textbook, geog.3, is intended for students aged 11 to 14 and meant to be used in UK geography classes.Crimea was annexed by Russia from Ukraine on March 21st 2014, an act which was roundly condemned in the international community.Igor Kyzym, Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, sent a letter to OUP, which the Embassy also published through its Twitter account on 13th October. The letter states, “Unlikely [sic] Kaliningrad, which is mentioned on the page 106 along with Crimea as the Russian exclave, Crimea is neither Russian nor the exclave.”Continuing by discussing the referendum in which Crimean citizens allegedly overwhelmingly voted to become part of Russia, the letter said, “The UK government has condemned [this referendum] as illegal and repeatedly urged the Kremlin to stick to the international law and return Crimea to Ukraine.”Kyzym concluded by asking OUP to immediately update the textbook so as not to bring itself “into disrepute.” Comments on the Embassy’s Twitter feed were similar, criticising the University of Oxford “of all places!”, as one user wrote, for its oversight in printing the textbook.Oksana Kyzyma, Press Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK, told Cherwell, “It came as a disappointment that the geography textbook geog.3 for teenage students misled them. Children will get inaccurate information from the textbooks. We don’t believe it was aimed as an anti-Ukrainian campaign, but definitely this grave mistake needs to be corrected.“The Embassy welcomes the Oxford University Press pledge to update the section about Crimea in the 4th edition of the geography textbook geog.3. At today’s [Tuesday] meeting at the Embassy, OUP informed [us] that their team had been already working on updating the pages [and] the updated version of the geog.3 would appear in the coming weeks.“We hope it will include information using the language engaging learners into understanding [sic] that actually, Crimea is a part of Ukraine’s territory, which is temporarily occupied, and Russia’s actions against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of neighbouring states is a subject for condemnation. According to OUP, the teachers’ guide to the series as well as the OUP site will be updated immediately to notify their customers, especially the schools, about the changes.”The Russian Embassy in London told Cherwell, “The residents of the peninsula [made] a free choice in a referendum…The Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol are an inalienable part of the Russian Federation.”In a statement, OUP said, “All of our atlases and geographical resources are developed through detailed research into the political, social, and economic situation at the time of publication. The exact information that is included on a topic in any particular publication takes account of the level of the students, the learning objective, and it uses language that will engage learners, In this instance we recognise that some of our customers feel we have not explained the complex situation in the Crimea sufficiently. As a result, we will be adding further detail into this section of the textbook, including the United Nations’ position on the matter. This will be effected immediately and before any further copies are sold.”last_img read more

Could the CFPB stifle financial innovation?

first_imgAnyone who doubts the answer to this question is “yes” should take a look at this speech delivered by Director Richard Cordray before the Clearing House this past November.He used the speech not only to criticize existing payment processes, but to admonish the assembled bankers that, as they develop a faster payments system, “it is essential that the interests of consumers remain at the top of your minds.” Then, apparently having channeled the needs of all consumers, he went on to list five principles that should be incorporated into any system that is truly consumer friendly. His five criteria were sensible enough; but reading the transcript still left a bad taste in my mouth.I’m all for the CFPB monitoring the marketplace to make sure consumer products aren’t deceptive. Yet, when a Government official comes out with design specifications and inserts himself into what is essentially a product development process, he is taking things a bit too far. Could you imagine the uproar if the Secretary of Commerce gave a speech to Apple about how it should design the forthcoming Apple-Watch? Since when did Government know better than the marketplace what consumers want and how much those desires should be balanced against competing concerns like cost and efficiency.CFPBphiles argue that bad consumer products are no different than bad toasters. They have no place in the marketplace. If only the CFPB had been around, they argue, it could have prevented the Mortgage Meltdown.Really? The concept of consumer protection comes coupled with a dangerously naïve assumption that financial products can be classified as “good” or “bad.” But unlike a defective toaster, the same exact mortgage product – or electronic payment system for that matter – can be great for some members and lousy for others. A young couple with two steady and growing incomes might be a perfect candidate for an FHA mortgage loan with virtually no money down. A self-employed consultant who hasn’t had a steady income since being laid off five years ago probably isn’t. A recently divorced mom temporarily downsizing while she gets her feet on the ground might be a great candidate for a mortgage that adjusts after five years. Our hapless consultant? Probably not.Does this mean that the CFPB has no role in regulating? Of course not. It’s vital that the marketplace communicate accurately and that businesses are held accountable for their mistakes. For example, by mandating that lenders be able to prove why they think borrowers have the ability to repay a mortgage loan, Congress and the CFPB established a framework for holding lenders accountable without denying them flexibility to treat members as individuals. Similarly, better disclosures, like clear contracts, are ultimately in everyone’s interest.The line I don’t want to see crossed between monitoring and correcting mistakes as opposed to managing the development of financial products is impossible to define in statute. The best way to achieve this goal is by vesting the CFPB Director’s powers in an appointed Board. It would slow down the regulatory process and insure that one person can’t dominate the development and implementation of consumer products and services.Imagine how much worse the Risk Based Capital reform proposal would be if Debbie Matz didn’t have to convince at least one other skeptical board member of its merits. Than ask yourself: Should one person, no matter how well intended, have the power to dictate the conditions under which every financial product and service will be offered to the public? 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Henry Meier As General Counsel for the New York Credit Union Association, Henry is actively involved in all legislative, regulatory and legal issues impacting New York credit unions. Whether he’s joining … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Google One: Photos Features, Storage Plans, VPN Service, and Everything Else You Need to Know

first_img10TB In India, Google One membership plans are priced at Rs. 130 per month (Rs. 1,300 for a year) for 100GB storage, Rs. 210 per month (Rs. 2,100 for a year) for 200GB storage, Rs. 650 per month (Rs. 6,500 for a year) for 2TB of storage, Rs. 3,250 per month for 10TB of storage, Rs. 6,500 per month for 20TB of storage, and Rs. 9,750 per month for 30TB of storage. The Google One app offers comprehensive breakup of your storage, and the amount of space used. Users get 15GB of free data, after which they will need to buy a Google One subscription to continue saving data to the cloud.In the US, Google One membership is priced at $1.99 per month ($19.99 per year) for 100GB storage, $2.99 per month ($29.99 for the year) for 200GB, $9.99 per month ($99.99 yearly) for 2TB, $99.99 per month for 10TB, and $199.99 per month for 20TB, and $299.99 for 30TB of storage. Storage Tier $2.99 per month$29.99 per year – Advertisement – India Price $199.99 per month $9.99 per month$99.99 per year 30TB $99.99 per month Rs. 130 per monthRs. 1,00 per year $1.99 per month$19.99 per year 100GB 2TB Rs. 650 per monthRs. 6,500 per year $299.99 per month Rs. 210 per monthRs. 2,100 per year Rs. 9,750 per month Google One membership key featuresGoogle One is a paid membership plan that offers users expanded storage benefits – which covers Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. It also offers the ability to automatically back up your phone for ease in switching handsets, and helps in getting with experts easily for better complaint redressal. It also offers access to Google Store rewards and Google Play credits. Users can share their Google One plan with up to five family members and get extended free trials on services like YouTube Premium.Google Photos unlimited storage ending 2021Recently, Google announced that it is ending free unlimited storage benefit in Google Photos and will start charging for the storage space your photos and videos take over the 15GB quota. The new change will come into effect on June 1, 2021. This move is aimed to help convince more people to get a paid Google One subscription.The company mentions that any photos or videos you’ve uploaded in ‘high quality’ (not original quality) before June 1 will not count against the 15GB cap. Thus, the change will be effective for uploads taking place after June 1. Furthermore, old Pixel phone users will be exempted from the latest change and will continue to be able to upload their photos and videos in ‘high quality’ from their devices even after June 1. But unlike before, they will also not be able to access unlimited storage for their content in its original file size. Future Pixel phones have been confirmed to not offer unlimited storage benefit.Google One to offer paid editing tools in Google PhotosGoogle is also reportedly adding several paid editing tools in Photos for Google One paid subscribers exclusively. For instance, it is offering a paid colour pop feature to Google One members whereing they can apply the filter on any photo – even without depth information. Currently, the feature is available for free only for photos with depth information.VPN Service for Premium Google One subscribersLast month, Google also introduced a VPN service for specific Google One subscribers. The VPN by Google One is only available on 2TB and higher plans. A virtual private network (VPN) is designed for secure Internet usage and is used by individuals to access barred sites. With its VPN app, Google adds secure encryptions on a phone’s online traffic, no matter what app or browser the user may be using. The service has launched for Android users in the US initially, but it plans to expand to more countries and to iOS, Windows, and macOS in the coming months.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Google One is a paid subscription storage model offered by Google, and with unlimited free storage on Google Photos now announced to be coming to an end, it’s something that people are going to have to explore more. It was launched in 2018 in the US first, and was later brought to many other countries, including India. Google One is essentially the tech giant’s counter to Apple’s iCloud and it offers features like additional storage, family sharing, and much more. Google has also introduced new features for premium Google One members recently, including a VPN service for Android users in the US.Here’s a guide on what Google One offers, all the new features that have been introduced, and everything else that you need to know about it.Google One storage plans price in India, US- Advertisement – Rs. 6,500 per month Rs. 3,250 per month 20TB 200GB US Price – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

PREMIUMGovt, House pass Indonesia’s 2021 state budget: What you need to know

first_imgLog in with your social account Linkedin The government and the House of Representatives passed the 2021 state budget bill into law on Tuesday, aiming at accelerating economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic and pushing for structural reforms to boost competitiveness.The 2021 State Budget Law targeted Indonesia’s economic growth to rebound to 5 percent next year, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday. This will follow an expected economic contraction of 0.6 to 1.7 percent this year, the first since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.“Economic growth in 2021 will be driven by gradual recovery in domestic consumption and we will push government spending to maintain people’s purchasing power amid the new normal,” she said. Controlling the pandemic will be the key factor to ensure growth, Sri Mulyani added.“Investment will grow next year because of the base effect and a… Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Forgot Password ? Topics : state-budget tax-reform debt financing state-revenue government-spending economic-growth 2021-state-budgetlast_img read more

Developer fast tracking retirement options amid high demand

first_imgA developer will fast track the next release in a Caboolture retirement community following record sales.Halcyon sold about $11 million worth of property in January across its southeast Queensland projects, including Halcyon Glades.Sales are double those achieved in the same period last year.Halcyon’s January sales figures hit a new record this year.Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann says demand for affordable, quality accommodation for Australia’s over 50s has escalated.“The later stage of life is about fun, friendship and of course, finances – so we’ve delivered a housing model that delivers on all those fronts,” he says.“In the past couple of years, Halcyon has diversified its housing stock to include a range of options from entry-level properties to million dollar-plus waterfront homes.“That has helped us capture a broader section of the market and opened up the Halcyon brand to a diverse range of buyers.”Geissmann says out-of-town buyers continued to figure strongly in Halcyon’s sales.“The Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast are becoming increasingly popular for those entering retirement,” he says.An artist’s impression of the planned recreation club at Halcyon Glades, Caboolture.“We have great infrastructure and amenities in place and arguably the best climate in the world.“People are releasing themselves from the suburban grind and Halcyon homeowners couldn’t be happier for it.“There comes a time in your life where you want to be surrounded by like-minded people and enjoy the spoils of retirement, and we just deliver a format to allow that to happen.”At Halcyon, water charges, council rates and body corporate fees are rolled into a fixed weekly fee, indexed to CPI. Buyers are not required to pay stamp duty on their purchase.Once complete, Halcyon Glades will consist of 176 homes plus recreational facilities including a pool, spa, gym, cinema, bowling green, tennis court, library, craft and games rooms, plus caravan and boat storage.The project was recognised for its commitment to sustainable development, becoming the 100th project nationally to receive EnviroDevelopment certification from the Urban Development Institute of Australia.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoHalcyon Glades, Caboolture, was the 100th project nationally to receive EnviroDevelopment Certification from the UDIA.EnviroDevelopment board chairman Matthew Gross says Halcyon has demonstrated ongoing commitment to delivering sustainability features for the benefit of its homeowners and the wider community.“Halcyon has incorporated various unique design features, ranging from a rammed earth wall in its recreation club right down to a community garden and compost,” he says.“It is a truly green development which acknowledges the importance of achieving sustainability targets that ultimately lead to a reduction in living costs for Halcyon Glades’ homeowners.Geissmann says there are undeniable financial advantages to efficient development principles which pays dividends over time.Homes in the project are priced between $355,000 and $520,000.This story was originally published on The Courier Maillast_img read more

This year’s most expensive sales in the Caboolture region

first_imgThe home at 104 Bayside Drive, Beachmere, sold for $1.195 million. Picture: Caboolture region’s most expensive home sales of 2019 have been revealed with big blocks and seaside living proving popular with high end buyers. The top sale for the region was an executive home on 10.52ha at 139 Maitland Rd, Burpengary East, which sold for $1.68 million in June by Bill Harris of Ray White Caboolture. The home at 139 Maitland Road, Burpengary East sold fro $1.68 million. Picture: MORE NEWS: Queensland’s cheapest homes revealed Grand Slam homes hot property The property borders Burpengary Creek and has a 629sq m home with six bedrooms and multiple living spaces. There are also big sheds, fenced paddocks, shade shelters, stables, town water and rain water tanks. The second highest sale was for a 4.25ha property at 11 Currawong Pl, Bellmere, which sold for $1.67 million in April. The home at 11 Currawong Place, Bellmere sold for $1.67 million. Picture: CoreLogicThe property had a three-bedroom home built in 1970 and was marketed as being in a prime location, backing onto recent development area in Bellmere. Taking out the fourth and fifth spots are two home on Bayside Drive in Beachmere. Number 104 sold for $1.195 million and number 20 sold for $1.175 million. Both homes sit on 1012sq m waterside blocks with direct beach access. The home at 20 Bayside Drive, Beachmere. Picture: out the top 10 were homes in Sandstone Point, Caboolture, Ningi, Beachmere and Burpengary East. Take a look at you suburb’s top sales of 2019. Caboolture region’s Top Home Sales of 20191. $1.68M – 139 Maitland Rd, Burpengary East2. $1.67M – 11 Currawong Place, Bellmere 3. $1.195M – 104 Bayside Drive, Beachmere 4. $1.175M – 20 Bayside Drive, Beachmere 5. $1.07M – 138-140 Cobb Rd, Burpengary East6. $1.03M – 26 Howard Ct, Sandstone Point7. $970,000 – 505 Caboolture River Rd, Upper Caboolture8. $950,000 – 19-23 Coolendel Ct, Burpengary East9. $950,000 – 121 Campbell Pde, Beachmere 10. $950,000 – 35-37 Peel Rd, NingiTop Homes Sales of 2019 by suburbBeachmere$1.195M – 104 Bayside Drive, Beachmere $1.175M – 20 Bayside Drive, Beachmere $950,000 – 121 Campbell Pde, BeachmereBellmere$1.67M – 11 Currawong Place, Bellmere$750,000 – 76 Wade Rd, Bellmere$697,500 – 53 Thompson Rd, BellmereBurpengary$815,000 – 69 Progress Rd, Burpengary $765,000 – 10 Lilly Pilly Ct, Burpengary$760,000 – 73 Osborne Drive, BurpengaryBurpengary East$1.68M – 139 Maitland Rd, Burpengary East$1.07M – 138-140 Cobb Rd, Burpengary East$950,000 – 19-23 Coolendel Ct, Burpengary EastCaboolture$855,000 – 52 Jocelyn St, Caboolture$850,000 – 9 Lychee Drive, Caboolture$840,000 – 10-16 Lawrence St, CabooltureCaboolture South$539,500 – 14 Dularcha St, Caboolture South$499,999 – 10 Harvey Ct, Caboolture South$475,000 – 10 Waterside Esp, Caboolture SouthElimbahMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago$865,000 – 24-26 Gheko Ridge Rd, Elimbah$795,000 – 10-14 Northview Pl, Elimbah$772,500 – 5-7 Adcock Rd, ElimbahGodwin Beach$700,000 – 5-7 Calypso Ct, Godwin Beach$642,000 – 75 Esplanade, Godwin Beach$619,000 – 61 Esplanade, Godwin BeachMorayfield$877,000 – 93 McLoughlin Rd, Morayfield$875,000 – 186-190 Hauton Rd, Morayfield$850,000 – 158 Wingara Drive, MorayfieldNarangba$910,000 – 48 Carol-Anne Cres, Narangba$900,000 – 131 Boscoe Rd, Narangba$848,000 – 39 River Oak Way, NarangbaNingi$950,000 – 35-37 Peel Rd, Ningi$891,000 – 2-12 Scaroni Ct, Ningi$829,000 – 19-21 Scaroni Ct, NingiSandstone Point$1.03M – 26 Howard Ct, Sandstone Point$855,000 – 8 Sunbrite Ct, Sandstone Point$830,000 – 14 Sunbrite Ct, Sandstone PointUpper Caboolture$970,000 – 505 Caboolture River Rd, Upper Caboolture$780,000 – 148 Macginley Rd, Upper Caboolture$750,000 – 33-37 Chivertson St, Upper Caboolturecenter_img Bayside beauty shines after incredible renovationlast_img read more

8 persons nabbed for ‘illegal’ cockfighting

first_imgBY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAY Police identified them as Ronel JohnNato, 22; James Alip, 25; Leonardo Pagaduan, 25; Noel Begasa, 20; Ian Paul Nato,28; Gregorio Apolencia III, 20; Jan Dy Esteva, 24; and Garry Panaguiton, 28 –all residents of the village. BACOLOD City – Eight persons were caughtengaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Guimbala-on, Silay City, NegrosOccidental. The suspects were detained in the lockupfacility of the Silay City police station, facing charges for violation ofPresidential Decree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974./PNcenter_img Recovered from their possession were twogame fowls and P1,500 bet money, a police report showed. They were nabbed around 12 p.m. on April19 when police chanced upon them.last_img