Mr. Norton is successful at shooting down one of the enemies, but the jubilation is short lived. A second Web rider's sword bends the starboard gun barrels, rendering it useless. Meanwhile, the surfboard beeps twice, an indicator turns green, and Ray re-materializes. He's in better shape than Matrix, who is noticeably woozy. He climbs to an upper deck, then slides out on a spar to get to the ship's shield wall. Poking his Gun through the wall, he issues the command line for multiple target acquisition. The red target locks hit their targets, and Matrix opens fire, inflicting enough casualties to convince the Web riders to fall back.
Migration strategies in estuarine fishes typically include behavioral adaptations for reducing energetic costs and mortality during travel to optimize reproductive success. The influence of tidal currents and water turbidity on individual movement behavior were investigated during the spawning migration of the threatened delta smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus, in the northern San Francisco Estuary, California, USA. Water current velocities and turbidity levels were measured concurrently with delta smelt occurrence at sites in the lower Sacramento River and San Joaquin River as turbidity increased due to first-flush winter rainstorms in January and December 2010. The presence/absence of fish at the shoal-channel interface and near the shoreline was quantified hourly over complete tidal cycles. Delta smelt were caught consistently at the shoal-channel interface during flood tides and near the shoreline during ebb tides in the turbid Sacramento River, but were rare in the clearer San Joaquin River. The apparent selective tidal movements by delta smelt would facilitate either maintaining position or moving upriver on flood tides, and minimizing advection down-estuary on ebb tides. These movements also may reflect responses to lateral gradients in water turbidity created by temporal lags in tidal velocities between the near-shore and mid-channel habitats. This migration strategy can minimize the energy spent swimming against strong river and tidal currents, as well as predation risks by remaining in turbid water. Selection pressure on individuals to remain in turbid water may underlie population-level observations suggesting that turbidity is a key habitat feature and cue initiating the delta smelt spawning migration.
Nearly 365 days a year, rain showers develop somewhere around our great state. Additionally, from coast to coast predictable afternoon thunderstorms are expected and deliver driving rain, gusty winds and rapid drops in air temperature. Then there are occasions when helmsmen navigating to and from fertile fishing grounds are left with no option but to run hard into a choppy head sea complicated by a stiff breeze and unavoidable spray. The bottom line is that if you fish and boat in Florida, you are going to get wet!
More than 50 LyondellBasell volunteers from seven sites, as well as family and friends, braved the elements to support our riders with everything from updating everyone on the logistical changes with the race, helping riders at the starting line in La Grange, greeting and feeding them at the finish line and arranging transport of their luggage to Austin.
Riders on the stormRiders on the stormInto this house we're bornInto this world we're thrownLike a dog without a boneAn actor out on loanRiders on the stormThere's a killer on the roadHis brain is squirmin' like a toadTake a long holidayLet your children playIf you give this man a rideSweet family will dieKiller on the road, yeah
Like a dog without a boneAn actor out on loanRiders on the stormThere's a killer on the roadHis brain is squirmin' like a toadTake a long holidayLet your children playIf you give this man a rideSweet family will dieKiller on the road, yeah
Brundage is also a bit of a barnstormer, among the top two Indy Pass resorts in the West every year since launch. New England, of course, is Indy ground zero, but this year Brundage finished 10th in redemptions out of 82 Indy Pass partners. The only Western resort to top out higher was Utah A-bomb Powder Mountain.
The Rainbow Fire was sparked by lightning during a thunderstorm event on the evening of Wednesday, September 7 and was immediately visible from both McCall and New Meadows. Initial attack efforts kept the fire from spreading beyond the upper Hidden Valley area, which is located to the north of Brundage Mountain\u2019s main front side runs.
While that particular storm was unusual, the tactics I followed would be appropriate for more conventional storms. First, I made it my business to know my exact position. Then, I carefully weighed the pros and cons of trying to outrun the storm to get to a safer place. The desire to get home at any cost has, over the years, been responsible for the loss of life and equipment.
A skipper must consider a number of things when making a decision to ride out a storm or run for home. Many boat owners ask me about lightning. Yes, boats are occasionally hit by lightning, but running from a storm does not reduce the possibility of a strike. And the chance of being hit by lightning, while not a pleasing thought, is relatively remote. The dangers inherent in running from a storm far exceed the chance of a lightning strike.
Severe winter weather can create hazardous travel conditions throughout our region. It can also hamper MTA Metro-North Railroad's ability to provide you with regular service. We present the following information because we want you to understand and be prepared for any service changes we make based on winter weather conditions. How We Prepare We routinely review our performance after major service disruptions, and we will be applying some of the lessons we learned from previous record-setting snowstorms. We want to learn from our experiences, and build on what we have learned. We have made adjustments in the following key areas:
We also conduct regular safety drills that focus on the importance of these areas and give railroad employees and regional first responders hands-on emergency experience. Determining What Service to Provide It can be very difficult to predict the severity of a storm 24-48 hours before it hits. But that is how far in advance we start planning changes to your service in response to a severe winter storm. In anticipation of any storm, we must not only determine appropriate levels of staffing, but we must also begin to take precautions with both our trains and with our infrastructure. If the storm is predicted to be severe, we must consider what an appropriate level of service would be. We try to anticipate customer demand and the impact of the weather on our fleet. We have to decide whether to reduce service, and when to put those service reductions into effect. If we reduce service, we try to base it on the regular weekday or weekend schedule. While decisions on service are made in advance, please be aware that during a storm, we may need to make further changes to our schedule depending on the condition of our infrastructure and power systems, the number of train cars available, and the location of our crews. While we strive to communicate these changes to you as quickly as possible, it is not always easy given rapidly changing weather conditions. Service Options Service options we may enact during a storm include:
Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
As expected, the standings in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy were once again turned completely on their head this week: the BMW Motorrad privateer riders in the SUPERBIKE*IDM were successful in their quest for BMW Motorrad Race Trophy points in Zolder, and have thus made inroads towards the top of the table. (See standings below).
A further three IDM riders have moved into position behind the Italian. Bastien Mackels (BE) is fourth, while Markus Reiterberger (DE) has climbed from 15th to fifth in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy on the back of pole position and two podiums in Zolder. Lucy Glöckner (DE) made even greater progress up the standings. She bagged a brace of victories in the Superstock class in Zolder. The ensuing 23 points see her climb from 23rd to sixth in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
The podium in the Superstock class was monopolised by BMW Motorrad riders, with Lucy Glöckner unbeatable on the Superstock version of the Wilbers BMW HP4. She bagged a brace of victories in Zolder. Glöckner won the Superstock class in the first race, ahead of Marco Nekvasil (Interwetten Racing by Fritze Tuning) and Dominik Vincon (DE / BMW Stilgenbauer). In race two, she came home first ahead of Leon Bovee (NL / Van Zon Remeha BMW) and Nekvasil. 2b1af7f3a8