The migratory movements of seabirds (especially smaller species) remain poorly understood, despite their role as harvesters of marine ecosystems on a global scale and their potential as indicators of ocean health. Here we report a successful attempt, using miniature archival light loggers (geolocators), to elucidate the migratory behaviour of the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus, a small (400 g) Northern Hemisphere breeding procellariform that undertakes a trans-equatorial, trans-Atlantic migration. We provide details of over-wintering areas, of previously unobserved marine stopover behaviour, and the long-distance movements of females during their pre-laying exodus. Using salt-water immersion data from a subset of loggers, we introduce a method of behaviour classification based on Bayesian machine learning techniques. We used both supervised and unsupervised machine learning to classify each bird’s daily activity based on simple properties of the immersion data. We show that robust activity states emerge, characteristic of summer feeding, winter feeding and active migration. These can be used to classify probable behaviour throughout the annual cycle, highlighting the likely functional significance of stopovers as refuelling stages.
LaVon Fisher-Wilson(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Broadway alum LaVon Fisher-Wilson is set to return to the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago beginning on January 30, a Chicago spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com. She steps in for current Countess of the Clink NaTasha Yvette Williams.Fisher-Wilson has also appeared on Broadway in Newsies, Lysistrata Jones and The Color Purple. Her regional credits include Once on This Island, Jelly’s Last Jam, Dreamgirls, Three Mo’ Tenors, The Rocky Horror Show and Crowns.Chicago currently stars Mel B as Roxie Hart (through February 19), Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Fisher-Wilson shared the news about her return on Twitter. Chicago Check her out as she celebrates Chicago’s 20th anniversary with her fellow Mama Mortons! from $49.50 View Comments On my way into the city for a costume fitting for Chicago the Musical!!! In 6 days I will hit the stage!!— LaVon Fisher-Wilson (@lavonfwilson) January 24, 2017 Related Shows
East Central and Greensburg faced off in the season open at East Central on Monday night. The Lady Trojans came out on top with the scores of 25-19, 25-21, and 25-19.“This was one of the best Greensburg teams I’ve seen in several years. They put up a good fight. We fell flat half way through game one managed to squeak by enough to win the match in three.” -Coach Laker.EC started off with an ankle injury to senior middle Nicole Sandmann during warm-ups, so adjustments had to be made at the last minute. “All in all, I think the girls took the challenge head on and adjusted quickly, but we still didn’t play to our potential. This is a great group and I have very high expectations for the season.”For The Lady Trojans, Becca Eckstein led with 31 sets, Brianne Fox had 10 attacks with 4 of them kills, Erin Wilhelm 8 digs, and Kendall Gindling 7 serves with 2 of them aces.EC is 1-0 on the season and in conference.Next game for EC will be on Thursday, August 21 at 5pm at EC against South Dearborn.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
GARY Primo of Fruta Conquerors Football Club netted the first helmet-trick on day three of the fourth edition of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 League.The league is sponsored by USA-based Guyanese, Ralph Green, and continued yesterday at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Training Centre, Providence, East Bank Demerara. Primo scored all four goals in his team’s 4-0 win over Eagles Football Club of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. Conquerors rebounded in style after going down to Timehri Panthers in their first match, to blank their opponents. Primo was on target in the 1st, 7th, 13th and 23rd minutes for his team.Five of yesterday’s six matches produced positive results, the other producing a draw between defending champions Timehri Panthers Football Club and Samatta Point/Kaneville, who clawed their way back twice, thanks to a double from Emanuel Francois.Jadon Tasha, who also netted both goals for Timehri Panthers, had given them the lead in the 6th minute but their celebration was short-lived as Francois responded in like manner one minute later to level the score at 1-1. Tasha restored his side’s one-goal cushion in the 13th minute and they had looked on course for a win but Francois had other ideas as his successful free kick in the 27th minute ensured his team took an equal share of the points.Vurlon Mills Academy have consolidated their position at the top of the points table in Group A with their third win in as many matches, a hard-fought 1-0 win over a game Diamond United team. Breaking the deadlock after consistent offensive plays was Romario La Rose in the 27th minute; it was Diamond United’s first loss in the league.Grove Hi Tech took their first win via a 3-0 score line over Swan Football Club. Daniel Barton in the 14th minute, Akeem Evans from the penalty spot in the 21st minute and Rayfield Hillman in the 24th minute were the players finding the back of the nets.Agricola Red Triangle thumped Friendship All Stars 4-0 through goals from Lucas Fintenallas in the 2nd minute, Kedan Bacchus (8th), Brandon Narine (16th) and Jonathan Andries (21st) all inking their names on the score sheet.Jaheam Lewis’ 25th minute strike was the difference between his team Riddim Squad and Kuru Kururu Warriors – the latter’s two-match winning streak being halted. It was Riddim Squad’s first win of the league.The top two teams from each group after group play will earn the right to move on to the semifinals.