Polar Bears in the Chukchi Sea Doing Well, Despite Sea Ice Loss
ET on Tuesday, August 27, and at 53 by 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 31. The deadlines mean a number of cuts are in store over the course of this week. In the following slides, we’ll update you on the very latest happenings regarding the Bears roster, while also providing up-to-the-second depth charts and possible practice squad signings. Starters and Injury Notes Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports If Week 1 of the 2013 season was today, the Chicago Bears would likely start the following lineup on offense and defense: Starters MLB: D.J. Williams, Jon Bostic OLB: Lance Briggs Injury Notes LB D.J. Williams (calf): Listed as day-to-day. If completely healthy for Week 1, the Bears will have to decide between the veteran and rookie Jon Bostic at middle linebacker. WR Earl Bennett (concussion): Week-to-week.
Bears settle with Blanchard to reach roster limit
Blanchard will be free to sign with another organization after the length of the injury settlement has expired, so even if the Bears want him back down the road, that might be impossible. Blanchard was not on the field for the team’s practice Tuesday at Halas Hall. Blanchard would have been expected to play all or most of Thursdays game against the Browns at Soldier Field if he was healthy. Now, hell have to heal up and wait for his next opportunity. Getting injured at all its always frustrating, Blanchard said. You just have to handle it with as much poise as possible. You have to keep your head up and move forward. The Bears carried Blanchard on the practice squad for the majority of last season before releasing him late in the year when injuries necessitated some roster shuffling. He was re-signed to a two-year deal after the season, turning down overtures from a handful of other clubs, including the Cowboys and Dolphins.
D.J. Williams returns to practice for Bears
Williams didn’t fully participate, but stretched and did some running on the side, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago . More: Bears season preview Windy City Gridiron Williams’ status for the season opener is still in question, but he is making progress in his return from a calf injury. He missed the majority of training camp and had not practiced since July 31. The regular season is nearly two weeks away, but Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he wasn’t sure if Williams would be healthy enough to play. “I couldn’t answer that question,” Trestman said, via ESPN Chicago . “Each and every day he gets a little better, and we’ll know a lot more at the beginning of next week. He’s got four or five days before our first day of practice on Monday.
Gummy Bears Get Melted By Hot Ball Of Nickel (VIDEO)
In 2008, the Service began new research to fill this gap. The project continues today in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and State of Alaska, and is also supported by government, Native, and industry partners in western Alaska. Polar bears have large paws which helps distribute their weight, like a snowshoe, allowing them ease of travel on snow and ice. Photo courtesy US Fish & Wildlife Service The first results will appear in an upcoming issue of Global Change Biology. The study finds that body condition (i.e., the size and fatness) and reproductive rates of Chukchi Sea bears remained stable or improved over the past 20 years, despite large sea ice declines. Also, Chukchi Sea bears currently have better body condition and higher reproduction than their neighbors in the southern Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, where the USGS has studied bears for over 30 years. Although diets were similar for the two populations, the Chukchi Sea bears had greater access to food in the spring. The positive status of Chukchi Sea bears – compared to historic data for the same region and current data for its neighbormay be due to high biological productivity, the status of prey populations, or a shorter history of sea ice declines than in the southern Beaufort Sea.
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Bears Now Holding Most of the Cards
When we look at INDU’s chart, that leg probably “looks” best as a fifth wave. If yesterday’s drop was the fifth wave, it could complete this first leg relatively soon. From a near-term perspective, it appears the current leg has at least a bit further to run — but we should stay alert to any pending noteworthy bounces as a signal that the larger wave B/ii relief rally may be beginning. Click to enlarge The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is approaching two potential support zones, and is currently showing a slight positive divergence. Positive divergences can quickly be erased though, so that’s just one thing to be aware of. If the blue count is in play, there won’t be much relief for bulls for a while, but if the gray count is in play, there may be a bottom approaching in the not-too-distant future.