Panther’s Reign by Quickspin

first_img Email Address Welcome to the jungle! Panther’s Reign will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Amazon, a lush and vibrant paradise. Spin your way through this tropical forest and soak up the sounds of the flowing river, exotic birds and gentle breeze. Keep an eye out for colourful parrots, cheeky monkeys and shiny gemstones along the way. And the king of the jungle – the elusive black panther. Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 13th March 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Casino & games Slots Panther’s Reign by Quickspin Welcome to the jungle! Panther’s Reign will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Amazon, a lush and vibrant paradise.Spin your way through this tropical forest and soak up the sounds of the flowing river, exotic birds and gentle breeze. Keep an eye out for colourful parrots, cheeky monkeys and shiny gemstones along the way. And the king of the jungle – the elusive black panther.You can play a demo of this slot here! Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Commentary: Farming for Profit in Good Times and Bad

first_img SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 20, 2019 Home Commentary Commentary: Farming for Profit in Good Times and Bad Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt“You load 16 tons and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt.” Tennessee Ernie Ford’s 1955 hit came to mind as I walked the Fort Wayne Farm show this past week. I had a lot of company as the crowd of farmers was good but, like me, they were walking and not buying.  The day before the show began, the corn and soybean futures market suffered double digit losses that further fueled the feeling of pessimism that pervades the farm sector these days. Yet, there remains the bedrock of dogged determination on which most in farming are rooted. If we can just find a way to survive, things are going to get better.The challenge, however, is finding that way to survive. For many, the things that worked in the past are not working any longer.  Simply buying or renting more land, building more storage, borrowing more money, or just doing without have been tactics used to make it through lean times. Yet today, these are not possible or as helpful as they once were. New techniques, new practices, new technology, and a new philosophy may be required.A sign of the times is that there are a lot more banks and financial institutions exhibiting at farm shows these days. Several of these folks I spoke with had the same message: have a plan.  “Even if it is a plan to lose money, just bring us a plan,” said one banker. New data tools allow producers to determine the profit on a field-by-field level. This kind of data, along with an up to date and realistic balance sheet, is what it is going to take for many producers to get the operating credit they will need for 2019.  This will apply to livestock producers as well.What is making 2019 more challenging for both producers and lenders is the uncertainty and volatility we are facing. While there has always been uncertainty and volatility in farming, this year the prolonged government shutdown and trade war are posing major problems. While both of these issues will be resolved in time, the unknown is if it will be weeks, months, or years before that will happen.There is one strategy that can aid producers in their efforts to survive: information. Staying informed is one of the most effective and least costly things you can do. Today information is free; and, with the click of a mouse or the twist of a radio dial, the latest information on the market, weather, government policy, credit conditions, agronomic research, and technological breakthroughs can be yours.  Staying informed is your best defense against the volatility and uncertainty that faces us today.News items to pay particular attention to include interest rates, the government and  USDA shutdown, federal and state regulations, land values, input costs, local basis levels, alternative crop options, and market and weather moves. Establish a routine to update yourself on these issues every day.Ironically, this routine will serve you well when times do get better. While farming is a lot more fun when times are good, it is not necessarily any easier.  Another good habit to cultivate is checking your attitude.  It is easy to get too pessimistic and lose perspective; and, in good times, it is also easy to get too confident and to make unwise decisions.  Going to farm shows, farm meetings, and conventions is a good way to network with other producers, learn new things, and get a larger industry perspective.In short, stay informed, stay positive, and stay farming. Facebook Twitter Commentary: Farming for Profit in Good Times and Bad Previous articleIndiana Soybean Alliance Seeks New Farmer LeadersNext articleAfter Decades There’s a New Leader at Indiana Dairy Checkoff Gary Truittlast_img read more

Horned Frogs open season in unique position

first_imgTwitter Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU safety Michael Downing holds part of the Peach Bowl trophy after the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA football game against Mississippi, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Atlanta. TCU won 42-3. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Grant McGalliard Facebook Linkedin Previous articleTCU Football: Breaking down the defenseNext articleTCU players to watch Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter printLast season, TCU climbed the college football rankings in a hurry after starting the season languishing in unranked territory.This year, all the Horned Frogs have to do is hold on.Nearly every major poll has TCU ranked as the No. 2 team in the country, behind the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes (OSU). While OSU received every first place vote in the Associated Press poll, the Frogs snagged a solitary first place vote in the USA Today coaches’ poll.The Frogs are the highest ranked team in both Texas and the entire Big 12 Conference. The Baylor Bears come in at No. 4 in both the AP and coaches’ polls, and the Oklahoma Sooners are the only other Big 12 team featured in the rankings, hovering around the No. 18 spot.It’s a unique position for the Frogs, although it’s one that head coach Gary Patterson is addressing in typical “Coach P” fashion.“It’s all great and fine,” Patterson said at Big 12 Media Days this summer, “but it’s kind of like winning any awards. You can put them all in the closet because it doesn’t mean anything to anybody anymore when we play Minnesota.”Still, the high preseason ranking has caused a shift in the way Patterson and his coaching staff motivate the team. Quarterback Trevone Boykin said that the Frogs have been forced to update their motto.“Our motto has changed from prove them wrong to prove them right,” Boykin said. “Last year coming off a 4-8 season they told us what we didn’t have and what we couldn’t do. We knew we had a ton of talent. It was all about the mindset.”Making school historyThe No. 2 ranking is only the third time TCU has ever been ranked higher than third.The undefeated 1938 national champion team under Dutch Meyer finished the year ranked first in the AP poll. Over 70 years later, the Rose Bowl-winning 2010-11 team ended the year ranked No. 2.The national championship that the Frogs claimed in 1935 occurred before season-ending rankings were instituted.The 2010-11 team began the year ranked No. 6, and although TCU went undefeated that year, they were shut out of the BCS National Championship Game.This year, if the Frogs can go without a loss, they’ll more than likely find themselves in prime position to earn the third national championship in school history.A dissenting opinion While most voter polls have the Frogs in line for one of the final four playoff spots, one college football analyst thinks that TCU shouldn’t rest on its laurels just yet.Bill Connelly, who has written for advanced statistical football analysis sites like Football Outsiders, has TCU ranked at No. 6 in his 128-team rankings for SBNation.Connelly said in a phone interview on Monday that while he believes the Frogs have the potential to be just as good of a team as anyone else in college football, their results last year lacked consistency.“TCU’s issue last year was that when they were good they were phenomenal, but they had some less than impressive results,” Connelly said. “I don’t trust the offense as much as others do.”Connelly also said that TCU benefitted from an unusually large amount of luck last year, which factored into his statistics-based rankings. For example, the Frogs recovered six out of nine fumbles in the last-second win against West Virginia, a recovery rate that is almost unheard of.“It can make you seem like a clutch team, winning a bunch of close games, but sometimes that’s just luck,” Connelly said. “Still, just because they were lucky one year doesn’t mean they won’t be lucky the next.”The back-loaded schedule for the Frogs, which can give a young defensive backfield or linebacker corps time to improve before the meaty part of the schedule, may be their biggest saving grace.“They’re going to be inconsistent early on defense,” Connelly said. “The schedule will help the offense pick up the slack until the TCU defense looks like the TCU defense again.” + posts ReddIt Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct ReddIt Facebook Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

No delay in opening of Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Centre – Wells

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ The North’s new Health Minster has again insisted money is in place to complete the new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital and that the project is on track to be finished by mid 2016.There were suggestions last month that budgetary problems may hamper plans for staff training, and that could push back the opening of the new North West Radiotheraphy Unit by around six months.However new Health Minister Jim Wells has confirmed to Highland Radio News there will be no delays………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/radiotherapyguarantee.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook Google+ No delay in opening of Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Centre – Wells Homepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFour Donegal players named among the 2014 Football All StarsNext articleConcern at the lack of resources for child welfare services in Donegal News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th WhatsApp Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – October 23, 2014 Twitterlast_img read more

Honour Killing: Bombay HC Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Killing Own Daughter For Marrying Against His Wishes [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesHonour Killing: Bombay HC Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Killing Own Daughter For Marrying Against His Wishes [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap12 July 2020 7:49 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to a man accused of killing his own daughter for marrying against his wishes noting that it was undisputedly a case based on circumstantial evidence. Justice Prakash Deo Naik was hearing via video conferencing a bail application filed by Rajkumar Chaurasiya, a man accused of committing offence punishable under Section 302 of IPC. After…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to a man accused of killing his own daughter for marrying against his wishes noting that it was undisputedly a case based on circumstantial evidence. Justice Prakash Deo Naik was hearing via video conferencing a bail application filed by Rajkumar Chaurasiya, a man accused of committing offence punishable under Section 302 of IPC. After his daughter’s body was found near a footpath in Ghatkopar, he was arrested on July 15, 2019 and has been in jail since then. According to the prosecution, the deceased performed her marriage against the wishes of the applicant. The husband of the deceased wanted to go to their native place along with the deceased, which was not liked by the applicant as it would “cause damage to his reputation.” Therefore, on July 13, 2019, the applicant called the deceased at the place of incident and murdered her with a sickle. Body of the victim was thrown near a footpath at Ghatkopar. After the body was recovered and the investigation began, the applicant was arrested. During the course of the investigation, the said sickle was recovered from the applicant. On completing the investigation, chargesheet was filed. Advocate Ganesh Gupta submitted on behalf of the applicant and submitted that the entire case is based on circumstantial evidence. There is no cogent evidence against the applicant, and he has been in custody from the day of the arrest. Also, there are no criminal antecedents against him. The relationship between the applicant and deceased was cordial, Adv Gupta said. Moreover, the recovery under Section 27 cannot be relied upon, as the statement mentions that a knife was used in commission of crime and what is recovered is a sickle. The statement of the maker of this particular sickle has not been recorded but the statement of the person who sold the alleged sickle to the applicant has been recorded. But there is discrepancy in the identification of the accused, as the accused was shown to him at the police station, without conducting identification parade. The tower location of the applicant would at the most show the presence of the applicant at Kurla,whereas, the body of the deceased was found at Ghatkopar, Adv Gupat contended. On the other hand, Additional Public Prosecutor Rutuja Ambekar submitted that there is a strong motive for the applicant to commit the crime. The CDR shows that there were several calls between the applicant and deceased on the date of incident. The tower location shows that the applicant was present at the place of incident with the deceased. The statement of the person who sold the sickle to the applicant shows the complicity of the applicant in the crime as he has identified the applicant. Furthermore, the CCTV footage showed that the applicant had consumed juice at the shop situated at Sion, and the shop owner has identified the applicant. Thus there is strong evidence against the applicant, APP Ambekar argued. Finally, the Court observed- “Undisputedly, the case is based on circumstantial evidence. Although, body was found on the footpath at Ghatkopar, there is no eyewitness to the incident. There is discrepancy in the statement leading to recovery as pointed by learned counsel for the applicant. The alleged discovery statement mentions that the accused is willing to show the knife used in crime and the sickle was recovered. On perusal of the police report with regards to tower location, it does not appear that the applicant was at Ghatkopar.” Justice Naik also did not accept the prosecution’s contention relying upon the CDR to show that there were calls between the applicant and the deceased- “Since the deceased was the daughter of the applicant no adverse inference can be drawn with regards to such calls. The person who had allegedly sold sickle to the applicant has identified the accused at the police station. No identification parade was conducted.” Thus, bail was allowed and the applicant was permitted to furnish a provisional cash bail of Rs. 25,000 in lieu of surety for a period of 12 weeks. Case Number: Criminal Bail Application No.314 of 2020 Case Name: Rajkumar Chaurasiya Vs. State of MaharashtraCoram: PD Naik JCounsel: Adv. Ganesh Gupta for the Applicant and APP Rujuta Ambekar for the StateClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

“Can Authorities Visit Jail Premises At Regular Intervals To Dispose Of Parole Applications?” Punjab And Haryana High Court Asks Punjab Govt.

first_imgNews Updates”Can Authorities Visit Jail Premises At Regular Intervals To Dispose Of Parole Applications?” Punjab And Haryana High Court Asks Punjab Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay11 Feb 2021 3:39 AMShare This – xWhile dealing with a case wherein there was an inordinate delay in deciding the parole application of the petitioner, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday (09th February) asked the Punjab Government if a Mechanism could be worked out so that such applications are decided at the earliest. The Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh was hearing the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile dealing with a case wherein there was an inordinate delay in deciding the parole application of the petitioner, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday (09th February) asked the Punjab Government if a Mechanism could be worked out so that such applications are decided at the earliest. The Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh was hearing the parole application dated 16th December 2020 filed by one Rajivir Singh which was pending with the authorities and no decision was taken thereon. In this backdrop, the Court asked the Additional Advocate General of Punjab State about the reasons for inordinate delay in deciding the parole application of the petitioner. To this, the AAG sought for some time to seek instructions from the Additional Chief Secretary (Homes) and the Director General of Police (Prisons). He was also asked by the Court whether any mechanism can be worked out for the authorities to visit jail premises at regular intervals to dispose of such applications? He submitted that he would seek instructions about this as well. With this, the Court posted the matter for further hearing on Friday (12th February 2021). The Punjab and Haryana High Court in the year 2018 had reiterated the timelines prescribed for grant of parole to offenders. Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain noted that even though a timeline had been laid down for disposal of pending parole and furlough applications, it was not being followed. He observed, “As a matter of fact, as it has generally been seen by this Court that the said time period is not being followed and it is admitted by the Learned State counsel that the applications received through post are registered in the register maintained but the applications delivered by hand are not so registered.” In the year 2018, the Delhi High Court had asked the Government to expeditiously decide upon prisoners’ parole pleas and give reasons in cases of delays. The Court had further noted that delays in deciding the applications for parole or furlough could result in “irreparable loss to the convicts”. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and C. Hari Shankar had said, “There can be no justification for the unwarranted delay in disposing of the applications of the convicts”. In the year 2018, the Kerala High Court had also observed that delaying action on applications filed by prisoners for parole amounts to violation of fundamental rights and would attract contempt of court proceedings. In related news, recently the Allahabad expressed its displeasure over the fact that even after 14 years of incarceration, the State did not think of exercising its power of commuting life sentence of an accused. The Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to revaluate cases for remission after 14 years of incarceration (even if appeals are pending before the High Court). The Bench of Justice Dr. Kaushal Jayendra Thaker and Justice Gautam Chowdhary also directed the Registrar General to place the matter before the Chief Justice so that it could be ensured that those who are in jail for more than 10 or 14 years get their appeal heard which are mainly jail appeals. Case title – Rajvir Singh alias Raja v. State of Punjab and another [CRWP-838-2021 (O&M)]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Homeowner shoots and kills 3 masked men in possible ‘stand your ground’ case

first_imgiStock(ATLANTA) — A homeowner in Georgia shot and killed three young masked men at his home early Monday morning, according to Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett.Authorities have yet to identify the three deceased men, Levett said during a media briefing. The sheriff’s office told ABC News it is waiting to release the names of the men until all three families are notified.The homeowner, who has also not been identified by deputies, was taken to the station for questioning.“It could be a ‘stand your ground’ type case, based on the preliminary [information] that we have learned so far,” Levett said during the briefing.Deputies found two guns at the scene but have yet to determine who the weapons belonged to, Levett said.The men were found outside the home when deputies arrived. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two other victims were transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.A neighbor told ABC affiliate WSB Atlanta that he heard gunfire around 4 a.m. Monday and ran outside to see what happened.“It was five shots, and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And it was a slew of shots that came out,” neighbor Carlos Watson said, according to the station.Deputies are expected to make a public update on the shooting “this evening.”The legal phrase “stand your ground” became a national story in 2012 when George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin following an altercation in their Florida neighborhood.Zimmerman was charged with murder but used the “stand your ground” defense to say he had no choice but to shoot Martin because he feared for his life. In July 2013, a Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ireland ready to legislate to overcome the bullies

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts: Ireland ready to legislate to overcome the bulliesOn 28 Sep 2004 in Ireland, Personnel Today Seven engagement survey myths and how to bust themMonitoring employee sentiment will be vital in helping organisations chart their recovery from the coronavirus crisis, but this needs to… The Irish Government has indicated it will bring in stronger legislation tocombat workplace bullying if a new body set up to examine the problemrecommends it.Frank Fahey, minister for labour affairs, announced the establishment of an expertadvisory group on bullying in the workplace earlier this month.Fahey has described bullying as a definite workplace hazard, but acceptedthat there were no scientific statistics on the incidence of workplacebullying.“For some time, I have been concerned at the loss of work days,ill-health effects, including stress, the workplace difficulties and generaldysfunctional work cultures caused by bullying and the resulting stress.“I want the experts to make recommendations to identify effective responsesto bullying so as to produce tangible improvements in workplaces,” Faheysaid.The Health and Safety Authority in Irelandcurrently operates an anti-bullying unit that co-ordinates the state’s responseto allegations of workplace bullying by referring complainants to theappropriate agencies. However, that has been met withlimited success.Fahey said the Government needed “to take stock” of where it wason its strategy and “consider introducing preventative practices andprocedures” to address the challenges arising from bullying.The expert group is due to report back its findings to the minister withinthe next three months.By Mike Berry Immigration minister: Get your sponsor licence applications in nowThe minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next…last_img read more

Foraging behaviour of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) in relation to predictable mesoscale oceanographic features in the Polar Front Zone to the north of South Georgia

first_imgMarine predators are thought to utilise oceanic features adjusting their foraging strategy in a scale-dependent manner. Thus, they are thought to dynamically alter their foraging behaviour in response to environmental conditions encountered. In this study, we examined the foraging behaviour of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) breeding at South Georgia in relation to predictable and stable oceanographic features. We studied penguins during their long post-laying foraging trips during December 2005 and January 2006. For this investigation, we undertook a simultaneous analysis of ARGOS satellite-tracking data and Mk 7 Wild Life Computers Time Depth Recorder (TDR) dive data. To investigate correlations between foraging behaviour and oceanographic conditions, we used SST data from January 2006 from MODIS satellite AQUA. To determine changes in search effort, first passage time (FPT) was calculated; for analysis of dive behaviour, we used several dive parameters that are thought to be reliable indicators of changes in foraging behaviour. King Penguins appeared to target predictable mesoscale features in the Polar Front Zone (PFZ), either a warm-core eddy in the PFZ or regions of strong temperature gradients at oceanic fronts. Two different trip types could be distinguished: direct trips with a straight path to one foraging area at the edge of an eddy or at a thermal front, and circular trips where birds foraged along strong thermal gradients at the northern limit of the PFZ. It is likely that both trip types were a direct consequence of prey encounter rates and distributions, both of which are likely to be associated with these oceanographic features. Circular trips often included passages across the centre of an eddy where birds made deep foraging dives, but remained only a short time in the eddy, possibly because prey were too deep. All birds showed Area Restricted Search (ARS) at scales of <10 km. The two trip types had different ARS patterns, with clear ARS hotspots for direct trips and several ARS hotspots over the whole duration of the trip for circular trips. Dive behaviour had clear relationships with the changing water temperature and the time of day, presumably in response to different prey distribution. Especially for direct trips, dive behaviour showed significant differences within and outside of ARS hotspots. Thus, King Penguins appear to target predictable mesoscale features in the PFZ. They use ARS in different patterns to exploit the environment and adjust their foraging strategy and diving behaviour depending upon conditions they encountered. Diving behaviour showed correlations to ARS patterns, especially for direct trips, which may represent a favourable foraging strategy. The presence of predictable oceanic features allows King Penguins to focus their foraging effort, presumably allowing them to increase their foraging success and decrease their diving effort. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Macronutrient supply, uptake and recycling in the coastal ocean of the west Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgNutrient supply, uptake and cycling underpin high primary productivity over the continental shelf of the west Antarctic Peninsula (WAP). Here we use a suite of biogeochemical and isotopic data collected over five years in northern Marguerite Bay to examine these macronutrient dynamics and their controlling biological and physical processes in the WAP coastal ocean. We show pronounced nutrient drawdown over the summer months by primary production which drives a net seasonal nitrate uptake of 1.83 mol N m-2 yr-1, equivalent to net carbon uptake of 146 g C m-2 yr-1. High primary production fuelled primarily by deep-sourced macronutrients is diatom-dominated, but non-siliceous phytoplankton also play a role. Strong nutrient drawdown in the uppermost surface ocean has the potential to cause transient nitrogen limitation before nutrient resupply and/or regeneration. Interannual variability in nutrient utilisation corresponds to winter sea ice duration and the degree of upper ocean mixing, implying susceptibility to physical climate change. The nitrogen isotope composition of nitrate (δ15NNO3) shows a utilisation signal during the growing seasons with a community-level net isotope effect of 4.19 ± 0.29‰. We also observe significant deviation of our data from modelled and observed utilisation trends, and argue that this is driven primarily by water column nitrification and meltwater dilution of surface nitrate. This study is important because it provides a detailed description of the nutrient biogeochemistry underlying high primary productivity at the WAP, and shows that surface ocean nutrient inventories in the Antarctic sea ice zone can be affected by intense recycling in the water column, meltwater dilution and sea ice processes, in addition to utilisation in the upper ocean.last_img read more