Image Courtesy: Shutterstock/APAdvertisement wcfcfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vss9bxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eae( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9hxtxWould you ever consider trying this?😱pu5Can your students do this? 🌚r7hj7Roller skating! Powered by Firework As India faces the challenge against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, many iconic figures from the country’s sporting fraternity have come forward in aid, be it monetary or with service. Many cricketers, away from the training grounds are providing a helping hand to the poor and underprivileged of the country, who have been affected the most in the current ongoing nationwide lock down. Joining the stalwarts like Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, is Shahbaz Nadeem, who has decided to look after 350 families in his locality.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Shutterstock/APHailing from Jharia, a town in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Shahbaz Nadeem has taken the decision to supply the essential commodities to 350 poor families around his hometown, who are currently out of supplies as India observes a 21-day lock down.In an interview with Times of India, Nadeem stated that he intends to deliver crucial food items like rice, cereals, vegetables and sugar to the families.Advertisement “Till now we’ve been able to distribute these things among 150 families, there are 200 more to go,” the bowler claimed.The Jharkhand cricket team star, currently out of fixtures, took up the responsibility to stand beside the needy in times of crisis.Advertisement The 30 year old continued: “I believe in providing direct aid, so from the morning we’re mainly busy preparing packets so that we can help as many people as possible.”With only a single international Test cap to his name, Nadeem currently plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, the upcoming season of the blockbuster tournament which has been postponed until 15th April. However, its the least of Nadeem’s worries.“Right now the priority should be everyone’s safety and health. Whether it is today or tomorrow, IPL will be back but right now it’s human lives which are at stake,” the former Delhi Daredevils star added.Nadeem also added that he is undergoing training in self-isolation in his own home. “For me there is no other option other than working out at home. Any player would love to be on the field but one has to accept the situation,” he concluded.The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in India has crossed 2300, and 56 patients have died till date.Also read-Yuvi takes exception as Ravi Shastri remembers WC 2011 win – but fails to mention these 2 key players! Advertisement
1. The rich zooplankton, fish and squid resources on the Patagonian Shelf sustain substantial populations of largely resident seabirds and marine mammals, These habitats are also visited seasonally by similar species from elsewhere but few data exist on their status and origin. Recent studies, using satellite-tracking to determine foraging ranges and feeding areas of seabirds and am marine mammals breeding at South Georgia, have shown that several species make substantial use of the waters of the Patagonian Shelf. 2. Wandering albatrosses use shelf-edge areas year-round with direct observations of both sexes of almost all age classes, including, breeding, pre-breeding and non-breeding individuals. White-chinned petrels and female Northern and Southern giant petrels mainly visit during incubation and post-breeding, particularly to the Falklands Current (White-chinned petrels) and to upwelling areas around the southern shelf-break from the Burdwood Bank in the cast to Staten Island and Diego Ramirez in the west (giant petrels). Northern giant petrel males during incubation and Antarctic fur seals in winter reach inner shelf habitats in the northern sector. In contrast, South Georgia populations of black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses do not appear to use the Patagonian Shelf at any stage of their breeding cycle. 3. Although the use of the Patagonian Shelf by visiting species is now best documented for South Georgia species, recent observational data confirm that seabirds from Diego Ramirez, Tristan da Cunha and Gough visit the southern and northern sectors, during both breeding and non-breeding seasons respectively. Several Antarctic species (notably Antarctic fulmar and cape petrel) winter in the region as do at least two albatross species from New Zealand; other species (especially Wilson’s storm petrels) use it as a staging ground on migration, as do several species of baleen whales and possibly other cetacean species. 4. Three of the seabird species which breed on the Patagonian Shelf are Globally Threatened; seven of the visiting species (and four baleen whale species) also have this status. The Patagonian Shelf is, therefore, not only of global importance for the diversity and abundance of its resident top predators but is just as critical for the survival of many visiting species, some of which are even more endangered. 5. Combining data from satellite-tracking with conventional mapping from direct observations offers the prospect of defining the foraging ranges (and the main feeding areas within these) of a range of key top predator species. Such data should be used, in conjunction with similar information of the distributions of fish, squid and zooplankton resources and of fishing effort, to identify critical marine habitats whose precautionary, multiple-use sustainable management will be vital to protect the interests of both commercial fishers and top predators.