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Shannon hosts first of the 2017 Intel Mini Scientist Regional Finals

first_imgNew high-end jobs for Shannon Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Pictured at Intel in Shannon was Intel Shannon General Manager Brian Aherne with Conor Mulcahy, Cian Mulcahy, Ben Sheehan and Eva Donnelly from Scoil Ide, Corbally, Co. Limerick.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Print Advertisement Pictured at Intel in Shannon was Intel Shannon General Manager Brian Aherne.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Pictured at Intel in Shannon was Luka Marginean from Cahir Boys National School, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Pictured at Intel in Shannon was Intel Shannon General Manager Brian Aherne.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Pictured at Intel in Shannon was Ben Sheehan and Cian Mulcahy from Scoil Ide, Corbally, Co. Limerick.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media No comment on reports that virus victim is medical professional RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email See more educational news hereSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pictured at Intel in Shannon was Clara O Sullivan and Lucy Murphy Acheson from Knockea National School, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Previous articleThe Outfit reform for Christmas gigNext articleKilkee presents ‘The Edge of Things’ Staff Reporter NewsEducationShannon hosts first of the 2017 Intel Mini Scientist Regional FinalsBy Staff Reporter – December 14, 2017 2384 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow 1 of 7 TAGSBarefield National SchoolC.B.SClareCorballyEnnisGalwayIntel Mini Scientist Regional Final’sIntel Shannon General Manager Brian AhernelimerickNational Grand FinalProjectsRoxboroughScoil an Spioraid NaoimhScoil ÍdeSixmilebridgeSt.Finnachta’s NSTipperary Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Pictured at Intel in Shannon was JJ O Reilly from Kilmurry National School, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaOn December 5th, the first of the 2017 Intel Mini Scientist Regional Finals was hosted at Intel in Shannon. Over 80 students from 24 different schools in Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway took part with 5 projects being selected to go forward to the National Grand Final taking place in February 2018. The 5 winning schools, who were presented with their prizes by Intel Shannon General Manager Brian Aherne, were;Rough Sleep? Not Anymore! – Barefield National School, Ennis, Co. ClareRoboBall – Humans v Computer – Scoil Ide, Corbally, Co. LimerickWhy Does The Colour Spectrum Go White? – Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough, Co. LimerickThe Power of Tsunami’s – C.B.S, Ennis, Co. ClareDo you Know What Cross Contamination is? – St. Finnachta’s NS, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clarelast_img read more

An overview of Southern Ocean zooplankton data: abundance, biomass, feeding and functional relationships

first_imgThere is an enormous amount of data on Southern Ocean (SO) zooplankton, mostly on their distribution with a minority addressing rate processes. This review aims to summarise these data and show where it resides, to assist SO food-web modellers or those with limited specialist knowledge of SO zooplankton. First, a brief overview is provided of the diversity and basic biology of SO zooplankton, with an emphasis on abundance, distribution and feeding. Second, advice is provided on the uses, strengths and limitations of zooplankton data as inputs to SO data compilations or food-web models. Copepods overall comprise >75% of the SO zooplankton biomass (excluding Euphausia superba). Total mesozooplankton biomass density differs little between the Antarctic sectors, but latitudinally it is maximal in the Polar Frontal Zone and declines to the north and south. Those compiling data on numerical density (no. m–2 or no. m–3) need to allow for differences in the extent of identification of early larval stages. Likewise, the time of year, depth of sampling and mesh size of sampler greatly influence the recorded abundance, since the populations can make seasonal vertical migrations and their pulsed reproduction causes great seasonal changes in size structure and abundance. Other issues are specific to polar environments, for example, lipid storage which leads to significantly different length-mass and mass-rate relationships than are reported in global literature compilations. Likewise, stenothermy (narrow temperature tolerance) means that fixed (Q10-type) temperature relationships based on global literature compilations must be applied with great caution in SO-specific studies. Protozoa/micrometazoa (<200 μm) are the main grazers in the SO, since mesozooplankton typically remove <30% of primary production. This emphasises the dominant role of microbial food chains involving small metazoans, relative to the classic short diatom-krill-whale type food chains. Even within regions of abundant krill, copepod production in summer roughly triples that of postlarval E. superba. This fact reflects a large flow of energy through multiple trophic levels, via copepods and their major invertebrate predators such as other predatory copepods, chaetognaths, small omnivorous euphausiids, amphipods up to myctophid fish and birds.last_img read more

Long Island Weather Forecast Calls for 3-6 Inches of Snow

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Valentine’s Day is coming just in time to warm our collective hearts.One day after a light snow sprinkled Long Island, forecasters are warning of more snow and plunging temperatures for the remainder of the week. The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a winter weather advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties in advance of another snow storm that could dump 3-6 inches of white stuff on the region Tuesday night into Wednesday. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. until noon Wednesday.The weather service said periods of snow could cause travel difficulties.“Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility,” the agency said on its website. “And use caution while driving.”The weather service is also warning of potential flooding along the south shore of Nassau and western Suffolk, with tides three feet above normal. Coastal areas could see “widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide,” the agency said.Snow is not expected to start falling until late Tuesday evening and could continue until 10 a.m. Wednesday, possibly disrupting yet another morning commute. Tuesday’s forecast calls for a high near 35 with the wind chill making it feel a few degrees cooler.Wednesday’s high is 39 degrees.The mercury will begin dipping Thursday, especially in the evening, with a low of 18 expected when the sun goes down. There is also a chance of snow Thursday and Friday.The weekend will be brisk. The weather service is predicting a high of 25 degrees on Saturday before the thermometer plunges into single digits in the evening. Valentine’s Day won’t be much better, with temperatures in the teens throughout the day Sunday.last_img read more