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Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Science
All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food.It is the second bad season in five years after no chicks survived in 2015.Conservation groups are calling for urgent action on a new marine protection area in the east Antarctic to protect the colony of about 36,000.WWF says a ban on krill fishing in the area would eliminate their competition and help to secure the survival of Antarctic species, including the Adelie penguins. WWF have been supporting research with French scientists in the region monitoring penguin numbers since 2010. The protection proposal will be discussed at a m...
Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Entertainment
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Starz has announced the casting of two key roles for its time-travel romance, Outlander."Clan, we have our Jocasta and Stephen Bonnet! Please welcome @mariadkennedy and @RealEdSpeleers as Season 4 of #Outlander begins filming!" the cable network tweeted Wednesday, along with photos of new cast members Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy.Speleers' credits include Eragon and Downton Abbey. Kennedy has also appeared in Downton Abbey, as well as in the series The Tudors and the films The Commitments, The General, The Matchmaker, Sing Street and The Conjuring 2.Based on Diana Gabaldon's popular novels, the small-screen drama Outlander follows British Claire [played by Caitriona Balfe,] a married, former World War II military nurse who magically travels back in time where she me...
Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Spark A Big Year-End Rally?

Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Spark A Big Year-End Rally?

Finance
Shutterstock photoBy Jeff Miller :After last week's avalanche of economic data, the calendar is back to normal. More important is the onset of earnings season. Recent data have reassured many observers about the health of the U.S. economy. The period of seasonal weakness is ending. Expect people to be asking:Can this earnings season lead to a big year-end rally?Last Week RecapMy expectation for last week concerned the relationship between economic and stock market strength. That discussion might come another day, but last week's attention was focused on Las Vegas.The Story in One ChartI always start my personal review of the week by looking at this great chart from Doug Short via Jill Mislinski. She notes the gain of 1.18% on the week, as well as other key comparisons. Once again, it was a...
The Racing Club podcast – Saturday, October 7: Spotlight on Enable, Saturday tips and four to watch in the jumps season

The Racing Club podcast – Saturday, October 7: Spotlight on Enable, Saturday tips and four to watch in the jumps season

Sports
Saturday, October 7, 2017Lee McKenzie, Luke Elder and Geoffrey Riddle discuss the future of Superstar filly Enable and look ahead to the best of Saturday's action at Newmarket, Redcar and Ascot.talkSPORT's Mick Quinn tells us about his great hope of an Ascot Group 3 winner and trainer Dan Skelton looks back at a successful summer and ahead to the National Hunt campaign.Plus, author Grant Copson picks out some horses to look out for over the new jumps season.The Racing Club is live on talkSPORT2 every Saturday morning at 8amLet's block ads! (Why?)
'This is his season to be fit' – Andy Carroll faces a make-or-break season at West Ham according to Slaven Bilic

'This is his season to be fit' – Andy Carroll faces a make-or-break season at West Ham according to Slaven Bilic

Sports
Injury-plagued striker Andy Carroll faces a make-or-break season at West Ham.The 28-year-old has two years left on his current contract, but he needs to stay fit to stand a chance of earning a new one.Otherwise West Ham may cut their losses on their one-time record signing next summer, rather than risk him leaving for nothing 12 months later.Carroll, who cost £15million from Liverpool, has missed 114 matches through a catalogue of injuries since he signed for the Hammers in 2012.He is currently fit, however, and poised to lead the line in Saturday's lunchtime London derby against Tottenham.Manager Slaven Bilic said: "He's got two years and this is, to be fair, his season to be fit, to stay fit."Because if we are talking about his contract, the question mark about him is his fitness, about