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Status of known non-native species introductions and impacts (updated)

first_imgAntarctic biodiversity and ecosystems are under threat from introduced non-native species. Currently the Antarctic Peninsula and off shore islands are the most invaded areas. Invasions are likely to increase, facilitated by climate change and increased human activity in the region. Despite success in eradication of non-native plants, established non-native invertebrate species have already begun to increase their distribution within Antarctica with largely unknown impacts upon native organisms and habitats. Further scientific research could usefully investigate surveillance and detection techniques, the rate and extent of microbial and marine introductions, rates of transfer of native and non-native species between Antarctica eco-regions, and devise optimal prevention and ultimately eradication methodologies.last_img

Prep Sports Roundup: 10/9

first_img Written by October 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/9 Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootballRegion 14DELTA, Utah-Alex Jackson completed 12 of 19 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns as the Juab Wasps pummeled Delta 37-6, earning the Region 14 title Friday, spoiling the Rabbits’ Senior Night which saw 13 Delta student-athletes play the final home game of their scholastic careers.So, @Juab_Football, your Region 14 champions after routing Delta 37-6 pic.twitter.com/d8Jw7ZgyY2— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) October 10, 2020To get to this point, Trey Lund amassed 83 yards on 13 touches, including a pair of rushing scores and a receiving touchdown for the Wasps.Furthermore, Jakob Bailey and Keyton Wright each hauled in touchdown passes for the Wasps and Ryker Richards nailed a 34-yard field goal for good measure for Juab in the victory.Juab improved to 7-1 on the season and 4-0 in Region 14 play while Delta slumped to 3-6 and 2-2 in Region 14 competition.The Wasps will conclude the regular season Wednesday at ALA. This is a broadcast on Mid-Utah Radio which can be found on KMGR 99.1-FM or online at midutahradio.com.In defeat, Delta tailback Will Finlinson amassed 121 yards on 21 carries and Austin Topham ran for a 3-yard touchdown off of right tackle for the Rabbits.Delta is next in action Thursday at Manti. This is also a Mid-Utah Radio broadcast. It is available on KSVC 100.5 FM or online at midutahradio.com.The Rabbits and Templars have a key game to determine Region 14 playoff positioning behind Juab.MANTI, Utah-Seth Cornelsen drilled a 31-yard field goal in overtime and the Manti Templars outlasted North Sanpete 32-29 Friday in Region 14 football action. The Templars scored in various ways as Tyson Brenchley returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown and Larson Pogroszewski added a 45-yard interception return for a score. Additionally, Tyler Taukieaho and Austin Cox added touchdown runs for the Templars. Tyler Allan tossed a pair of touchdown passes in defeat for the Hawks with Magnus Clawson adding a 32-yard scoring reception for North Sanpete.2-A SouthENTERPRISE, Utah-Tyler Hiatt had a 2-yard touchdown run and Bryant Jimenez added a 20-yard scoring run as the Enterprise Wolves gashed Kanab 24-14 in 2-A South football action Friday. Braxton Messersmith added a 46-yard fumble return for a score in the win for the Wolves. In defeat, Derek Houston threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Noah McCorvey and Karson Blomquist added a 5-yard touchdown run in the loss for the Cowboys.BEAVER, Utah-Treyson Hunter threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jace Marshall as the Beaver Beavers decimated Millard 57-7 Friday in 2-A South football action. Tylen Fails added a pair of scoring runs in victory for the Beavers with Cobe Carter (58 yards), Jayton Jessup (4 yards) and Crayton Hollingshead (12 yards) also running for scores for the Beavers. Cort Raddon also returned an interception 25 yards for another Beaver score. Jed DeGraffenried had a 27-yard touchdown run in the loss for the Eagles.PAROWAN, Utah-Easton Jense had scoring runs of 4 and 10 yards as the Parowan Rams doubled up Milford 14-7 in 2-A South football action Friday. Bo Hardy had a 1-yard touchdown run in defeat for the Tigers.Region 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Gavin Brown threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jake Hyatt and ran for another score as the Richfield Wildcats bested Emery 31-23 Friday in Region 12 football action. Kasey Giddings added a 15-yard touchdown run and Kordell Morgan drilled a field goal as well in victory for Richfield.MONROE, Utah-Jaxin Torgerson ran for a pair of touchdowns with Noah Ramsey and Parker Brian also adding scoring runs as the South Sevier Rams outlasted Grand 28-25 in Region 12 football action Friday.Non-RegionGUNNISON, Utah-Kannin Boswell had touchdown runs of 14, 15 and 9 yards as the North Sevier Wolves bested Gunnison Valley 33-17 in non-region football action Friday. Landan Gale added a 25-yard touchdown run for North Sevier and Aaron Gale added a 1-yard touchdown run in the win for the Wolves. Jack Hansen threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Zach Stewart and added a 1-yard scoring run of his own in defeat for the Bulldogs. Brad Jameslast_img

Oxford reveals gender pay gap

first_imgOxford University has revealed it has a mean gender pay gap of 24.5%, which is higher than the national average.The median pay gap shows a 13.7% disparity between pay for male and female staff members. The figures also show that 82% of staff earning over £100,000 are men. It was further revealed that although more women than men are employed by the University, there is a mean bonus pay gap of 79%.The University has blamed the gap on the lack of women in senior roles and has committed to increasing the representation of women across the institution. Vice chancellor, Louise Richardson, said: “We are pleased to publish our data on gender equality. It is one important way of maintaining momentum and ensuring accountability.“The lack of women occupying senior roles in universities remains a challenge to the Higher Education sector. Oxford, while an exceptional institution, is no exception when it comes to gender equality. “We continue to work, however, with enthusiasm, energy and determination to address the considerable imbalance.” The release follows a change in the law which now requires employers of more than 250 people to calculate and publish their annual gender pay gaps. The largest imbalance was in the upper quartile of pay where men outnumbered women by 25.6%. The opposite was true of lower quartile of pay where women outnumbered men by 30.2%.The median gap, which is viewed as a more reliable figure, fell below the national average.The pro vice chancellor and University advocate for equality & diversity, Dr Rebecca Surender, said: “While it’s encouraging that our median gender pay gap is lower than the national average, we are not complacent and we recognise our need to continue to enable workplace gender equality across the University.“We are committed to achieving one third representation of women across University leadership roles and on selection committees, and for women to comprise a minimum of 30% of Council and each of its main committees.“Although there is a more work for us all to do, the University is clear that achieving gender equality is a key priority and we are committed to working to make this a reality.”The data only covers University staff with Colleges expected to publish their own figures. Few colleges have released these statistics with Balliol College and Keble College showing the highest mean pay gaps with 16.2% and 18.5% respectively.New College has also published its calculations showing a median gap of 24.3% and a mean of 12.6%.last_img

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