Australian DoD, Department of Fisheries WA to Monitor, Manage Marine Pests in WA Waters

first_img View post tag: Defense Share this article View post tag: DoD View post tag: waters Australian DoD, Department of Fisheries WA to Monitor, Manage Marine Pests in WA Waters View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence The Australian Department of Defence has joined forces with the Department of Fisheries WA to monitor and manage marine pests in Western Australian waters.The Defence Support Group (DSG), the Royal Australian Navy and the Department of Fisheries specialist Marine Biosecurity Research and Monitoring Group has worked together to develop and manage a marine pest monitoring program around Garden Island.As part of the program, Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have taken part in marine pest surveys in waters surrounding HMAS Stirling, which involved collecting samples by scraping mussel fouling off pylons, from a prescribed depth. On the surface, the research group then sort through the fouling looking for the pest mussel.The surveys are designed to ensure the early detection of marine pest incursions, vastly improving the chances of eradicating any pests that are found.While the Asian Green Mussel has been a pest targeted by the program, this particular pest has not been found in the vicinity of Garden Island to date.Navy, DSG and the Department of Fisheries WA intend to continue their vigilance to keep the marine area surrounding Garden Island free from marine and environmental pests.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 25, 2013; Image: Australian Navy February 25, 2013 View post tag: Monitor View post tag: Australian View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian DoD, Department of Fisheries WA to Monitor, Manage Marine Pests in WA Waters View post tag: marine View post tag: manage View post tag: Department View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pests View post tag: WA Industry news View post tag: Fisherieslast_img read more

Glenn Close & the Cast of Sunset Boulevard Celebrate Opening Night

first_img© Justin “Squigs” Robertson Everything’s as if we never said good-bye! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard officially opens on February 9 at the Palace Theatre. The Lonny Price-helmed revival stars Glenn Close as faded star Norma Desmond, reprising the role for which she won a Tony Award in 1995.Based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard follows Norma Desmond, who seduces Joe Gillis (played by Michael Xavier), a struggling screenwriter, into working on the flop film she believes will put her back into the spotlight.To honor the Tony-winning musical’s anticipated Great White Way return, Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson gave the cast, including Close, Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson, the Broadway Ink treatment. Of course, Norma Desmond’s twisted world appears in black and white, with splashes of shiny gold and deep wishes Sunset Boulevard’s cast the greatest opening night of all and a run filled with new ways to dream. Experience the revival at the Palace Theatre through May 28! Related Shows About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Sunset Boulevard View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2017last_img read more

Black Bear North 3rd/4th-grade team wins New England AAU-sanctioned state title

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] ELLSWORTH — Hancock County basketball teams have held their own against opponents from around the state in recent years. Judging by one team’s recent performances on the AAU circuit, that trend could be set to continue in the not-too-distant future.On Sunday, the Black Bear North 3rd/4th-grade girls’ team won the New England AAU-sanctioned Maine state championship at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. It was the second major tournament win of the month for the team, which had claimed the Zero Gravity state title with an undefeated tournament run just three weeks earlier.Black Bear North draws players from the Hancock County, Belfast, Bangor and Midcoast areas, but it’s the local contingent that provides the bulk of the squad. Five of the Black Bear North 3rd/4th-grade team’s 11 players over the weekend hailed from Hancock County.Players hailing from Hancock County at the month’s final AAU tournament were Lamoine Consolidated School’s Calleigh Trenholm and Sydney Mason, Hancock Grammar School’s Kaylee Bagley, Cave Hill School’s Olivia Jordan and Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s Lizzie Boles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJust as they did en route to winning Zero Gravity championship, the team finished off an unbeaten tournament run to take the title and complete the month of April without a loss.“They’re best friends on and off the court, and they’re always there to help and support each other,” said Becky Mason, Sydney’s mother. “It’s been very rewarding to see them succeed and grow throughout the past month or so. Their love for each other and for the sport of basketball has united them in a truly special way.”The win qualified the team for the national championships July 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. If the team attends, it will be the trip of a lifetime for the players and their families.“We all want to go because it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Sydney Mason said. “It would be cool to play against new teams.”In one contest, the team was trailing by as many as 12 points — a significant deficit in youth basketball, in which games are shorter and scores are lower. Not only did the team come back to win, but it did so against one of the state’s toughest opponents in Blue Wave Basketball of Portland.“It was exciting because we were able to come back after we were losing,” Sydney Mason said. “We worked hard and found a way to win.”The 3rd/4th-grade squad was far from the only Black Bear North team to excel at the weekend tournament. At the 5th/6th-grade level, the club finished second on the boys’ side and third on the girls’ side.Combine that with the triumphs Down East Family YMCA and Mount Desert Island teams had at the Sheriff’s Cup and Great Harbor Shootout, and one thing is clear: Basketball in Hancock County has the talent and the resources it needs to be successful for years to come.“It’s just amazing how many of the local teams are winning, and you can’t take that for granted,” Becky Mason said. “It’s great to see the future of basketball around here in such great shape.” Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more

Jenn Gilligan guides Syracuse to 3-1 win against Penn State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ First, senior goalie Jenn Gilligan kneeled down to the ground and fell on a puck that came in fast and low. A few minutes later, she leaned to the right and made herself bigger as a puck that was destined for the top shelf got pushed away by her upper body. Later on she snatched an incredibly fast-moving puck right out of midair. And that was all just in the first period.Penn State jumped out to a fast start, Gilligan’s nine saves in the first 20 minutes kept the Nittany Lions scoreless.Gilligan’s strong play helped save a Syracuse (8-9-1, 5-1-1 College Hockey America) team that didn’t have its “A” game in a 3-1 win over conference rival Penn State (4-10-3, 1-3-3) on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion.“Jenn kept us in that game … that’s why you want a veteran goalie. (For when) the going gets tough,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.The Orange came out flat to start the game and played tentatively for much of the contest. The puck was stuck in the Syracuse zone for much of the period as Penn State repeatedly probed and got shots off. SU racked up three penalties in the first period, which meant there were long stretches in which it was playing down a player.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere were several times throughout that first period when Orange defenders came over to give Gilligan a slight tap, showing their gratitude for her outstanding play.“It’s great to have Gilly back there playing hard in the net. … I don’t think people realize it as much … the way she’s out there, talking to us, settling us down, it’s just really good to have,” senior defender Nicole Renault said.Gilligan’s lone blemish came toward the end of the second period. With 15 minutes already elapsed, junior PSU forward Amy Peterson slipped behind the Syracuse defense and had a one-on-one with Gilligan. Peterson skated straight down the middle until she was a few feet away from the goal, when she leaned to the right and snuck the puck right under Gilligan’s leg.A dejected looking Flanagan put his head down as the Nittany Lions goal tied the score at 1-1.“She just came in with speed, you gotta tip your hat to her,” Gilligan said. “I tried to take away the low ice as quickly as I could and she made a nice move and put it in. Nothing you can really do about it.”Even though the game was tied, Syracuse still didn’t play with as much as intensity as it has in past games. Flanagan pointed out that even after the first period, Gilligan made “four or five really good saves” to keep the Orange a goal away from the lead.Gilligan’s strong game was rewarded. With three minutes and 17 seconds left in the game, junior forward Jessica Sibley found herself right in front of the goalie and slapped in a puck that was originally shot by senior Melissa Piacentini, to give the Orange a lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.Gilligan talked about how that goal served as a stress reliever. After playing such a strong game, she finally started playing with a lead again, only needing to hold on for a few more minutes to give her team the lead.She stressed the importance of taking things slowly in games like these, when the whole team seems to be struggling.“You just gotta kinda stay in the game, and take it one shot at a time,” Gilligan said. “That’s what the team did, that’s what I did, and we came out with the victory.” Comments Related Stories Melissa Piacentini notches 100th career point in win over Penn Statecenter_img Published on December 5, 2015 at 12:00 am Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more