Egg production in three species of calanoid copepods Rhincalanus gigas, Calanoides acutus and Calanus simillimus was investigated via incubations of females and recovery of eggs from net hauls made around South Georgia during January 1993. Average daily egg production was highest for the sub-Antarctic C. simillimus, (15.5 eggs female−1 d−1). This species normally spawns in the spring in the central part of its geographical range but was apparently delayed by the colder waters found around South Georgia. For R. gigas and C. acutus egg production averaged 8.9 and 6.0 eggs female−1 d−1, respectively. The former species appeared to be undergoing protracted recruitment while the population of the latter was preparing to overwinter. Considerable interstation variability existed, although no relationships were apparent between surface chlorophyll concentrations and either egg production in experiments or in the numbers of eggs recovered by the nets. Clutch size (eggs produced spawning female−1 d−1) did not differ significantly between the three species although the maximum clutch size recorded for R. gigas (94 eggs) was almost twice that of C. simillimus. Samples taken from the Bellingshausen Sea during the latter part of 1992 indicated that recruitment of R. gigas and C. acutus commenced in early December in this region when adult females were concentrated in the surface 250 m and a diatom bloom was developing. Egg numbers were highest in the surface 50 m (up to 350 m−-3) at both the Bellingshausen and South Georgia stations. At the latter site females migrated into these surface layers at night; thus it would appear that spawning is largely nocturnal and linked to diurnal migratory behaviour.
Inland Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity are poorly understood in comparison with Antarctic coastal regions. Microorganisms, as primary colonists, are integral to Antarctic soil ecosystem development, essential for pedogenesis and structuring the soil, and providing the nutrients necessary for the subsequent establishment of macroorganisms. This study analysed the microbial communities present in polygon soils of Coal Nunatak (Alexander Island, at the southern limit of the maritime Antarctic). Soils were analysed across three polygons (centre and margins) and at three depths (0-1, 1-2, 2-5 cm). Cyanobacterial communities were characterised using two complementary molecular biological approaches, temperature gradient gel electrophoresis and clone library analysis. The three polygons exhibited conspicuous differences in community composition, both between different polygons and spatially (horizontally and vertically) within a single polygon. Comparison of our data with that from previous studies using classical culture and morphological identification techniques clearly shows the need for more intensive research on patterns of microbial diversity in terrestrial habitats throughout the Antarctic. The majority of the 17 cyanobacterial genera identified at Coal Nunatak are thought to have ubiquitous distributions, while none are known only from the Antarctic. Three of the genera present are also known to be capable of being lichen photobionts.
October 29, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/28/19 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 96, Indiana 94New York 105, Chicago 98Philadelphia 105, Atlanta 103Toronto 104, Orlando 95Houston 116, Oklahoma City 112Milwaukee 129, Cleveland 112Golden State 134, New Orleans 123San Antonio 113, Portland 110Utah 96, Phoenix 95Denver 101, Sacramento 94L.A. Clippers 111, Charlotte 96NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEArizona 3, Buffalo 2 — SOVancouver 7, Florida 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEPittsburgh 27, Miami 14Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by
Oxford University students were among hundreds of fans evacuated from a midnight showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the George Street Odeon Cinema last night, following a false fire alarm.According to witnesses, half an hour through the film there was a bang followed by a blackout, during which the fire alarm went off. Customers were evacuated outside, and although they were later allowed to return to the cinema, they were asked to go home after half an hour, during which time the screen remained blank. A broken 3D projector is believed to have caused the disruption.Matt Sumption, a PPE student, described the atmosphere at the cinema: “Suddenly everything cut out and there was a loud noise… there was a slight smell of burning. Everyone filed out, annoyed but still good natured.” Watching the film with other members of ‘Order 66’, Oxford University’s Star Wars fan-group, Sumption had gone dressed as Han Solo; he recalled, “It was quite surreal, as I was dressed in my most dashing Han Solo outfit; there was Princess Leia and Chewbacca all outside.”Sumption criticised the cinema’s handling of the incident, commenting to Cherwell, “’It is no exaggeration to say this was an egregious example of incompetence, similar to that of the intelligence of the Rebels Alliance with regards to the Second Death Star in The Return of the Jedi. To manage to break your only 3D projector AND send your audience home on the UK Premiere of the most anticipated film of the last 5 years – this truly was a cockup of truly galactic proportions.” He added, “Staying up, with all your friends, it’s something people were really looking forward to so this was a disaster.”Odeon Cinemas have apologised for the disappointment caused last night; a spokeswoman for the company said, “Guests were evacuated as a safety precaution following the activation of our fire alarm system. We’re offering guests a full refund and will do everything to help them see the film as soon as possible.” Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue are treating the call as a false alarm.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in the death of an 11 year old Gibson County boy.The juvenile victim, 11, of Haubstadt was operating a John Deere side by side ATV in a field near the intersection of CR 350 S and CR 450 E in Francisco. During a turn the ATV rolled over ejecting the driver. The ATV then landed on top of the victim pinning him to the ground. The victim was transported to Gibson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The incident occurred at 3:13 pm on June 13th 2017. No helmet or restraint harness was used.Responding Agencies included the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Gibson County EMS and Indiana Conservation Officers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Almost 55% of bakers are more positive about the future of their bakeries than one year ago, British Baker can reveal. The survey, conducted by British Baker and exclusively available in the Bakery Market Report 2015, questioned a cross-section of bakers on topics including the future of their bakeries, anticipated changes in profit over the coming year and other major topics to put together a balanced idea of what bakery will look like over 2015 to 2016.In addition to the survey, the report includes plenty of insight on issues including shopper behaviour and supermarket strategy on bakery. Lead researcher Patrick McGuigan, a freelance journalist also looks at how the market is changing as large, established companies and smaller independents vie for position. The report also includes the only definitive list of the top bakery companies in the UK.The report can be purchased and downloaded from bakeryinfo.co.uk/bmr.To mark the report, sponsored by Unox and Rank Hovis, British Baker also held a webinar on the challenges of bakery. In it, McGuigan said: “There are new battlegrounds for most of the major operators. Looking to open outlets within other stores is something that will be big for the future.”Bakery was found to be an extremely important part of convenience shopping, as exemplified by Tracy Faulkner of him!, who said that one in every four shoppers who walk into a convenience store will purchase a bakery item. She explained: “For 45% of shoppers buying bakery items, it was actually bakery that was the driver to that store that day.”Log on to bakeryinfo.co.uk/bmr to download the complete 2015 Bakery Market Report.
Three Harvard faculty members, whose research ranges from the spatial organization of ultra-cold atoms to the effect of racial differences in America to the psychology of suicide and self-injury, are among the recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation fellowships.Roland Fryer Jr., Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics; Markus Greiner, associate professor of physics; and Matthew K. Nock, professor of psychology, will receive the prestigious “genius” grants, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today.The three are among 22 recipients from a variety of fields to be recognized by the foundation for their originality and dedication to their chosen fields. The annual awards are no-strings-attached grants of $500,000, which recipients may use to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. Recipients are nominated anonymously, and don’t know they are under consideration until they are notified by the foundation that they have won.“This has been a year of great change and extraordinary challenge, and we are once again reminded of the potential individuals have to make a difference in the world and shape our future,” said Robert Gallucci, president of the MacArthur Foundation. “The MacArthur Fellows exemplify how individual creativity and talent can spark new insights and ideas in every imaginable field of human endeavor.”For Fryer, that field is illuminating the causes and consequences of economic disparity due to race and inequality in American society, particularly when it comes to education.Most recently, Fryer led an experiment to examine whether financial incentives work as a method of boosting student achievement. In a study that examined 20,000-plus students at more than 200 schools in three cities, the results found that incentives alone have no significant impact on state test scores.Though he has yet to decide how he will use the grant funds, Fryer hopes to develop a scalable solution to a problem he calls the “civil rights issue of the 21st century” — closing the racial achievement gap.“I’m still in a bit of shock,” said Fryer, of being named a MacArthur Fellow. “The feeling that is most prominent at this point is one of gratitude — to the foundation for the fellowship, to my colleagues, and to the University for doing what it can to provide an environment for faculty where ideas are our only constraints.”Greiner learned of his award two weeks ago, while visiting friends in Munich, but initially believed he’d been contacted by the foundation seeking information about another nominee.“They called to tell me they needed information regarding a MacArthur Fellow, and had some questions regarding their CV and background, but then told me they were talking about me,” Greiner said. “It was a wonderful surprise.”Greiner’s work focuses on using lasers and magnetic fields to cool atoms to ultra-low temperatures — near absolute zero — then trap them in lattices created using lasers. Once trapped, the atoms behave similarly to electrons, enabling the investigation of quantum phenomena like superconductivity under conditions that can be more easily controlled.For Nock, who studies suicide and self-injury in adolescents and adults, the grant offers the chance to seed programs that not only advance our understanding of suicide, but our ability to predict and prevent it, he said.As a researcher, Nock has made significant breakthroughs in understanding why people harm themselves. Using a multidisciplinary approach that combines epidemiology, laboratory experiments, mental associations, and real-world biological and psychological assessment, he has documented the mental state of people considering or recently engaging in self-injury. His work has uncovered a psychological marker — the extent to which a person associates his or her self-concept with death — and the strength of that association, which can be used to predict suicide attempts with greater accuracy than before.Despite being named a “genius” by the MacArthur Foundation, Nock said the credit for his work should be shared with his many collaborators.“The MacArthur Fellows Program recognizes individuals, but our research is very collaborative in nature, and I am only one very small part of the outstanding team of researchers that contributed to the work recognized by this award,” he said.
Star Files After Tony winner Sutton Foster has proven such a big hit for TV Land, it’s no wonder the network is looking to the Great White Way again for one of it’s upcoming projects! Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty, Hand to God’s Geneva Carr and fellow Main Stem alums John Behlmann and Brooklyn Shuck have been tapped for I Shudder. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hilty will play the female lead in Paul Rudnick‘s dark comedy pilot opposite stage and screen star Hamish Linklater.I Shudder will follow a scrupulous but kind man, Elyot Vionnet (Linklater) who views the world in very black and white terms. He befriends his 11-year-old neighbor Stella (Shuck), and they attempt to make the world better one tactless person at a time. Hilty and Behlmann will play her demanding parents, Sara and Drake Morelle. Carr is set to take on the role of another neighbor, the sanctimonious Susan Marie.Hilty’s previous small screen credits include Smash and Sean Save the World. She has appeared on the Great White Way in 9 to 5 and Wicked and will return to the Main Stem this spring in Noises Off. Carr received a Tony nomination earlier this year for her Main Stem debut in Hand to God. She has previously appeared off-Broadway in Rose’s Dilemma and The Vagina Monologues. Behlmann made his Broadway debut in Journey’s End and recently appeared off-Broadway in Significant Other. His additional stage credits include Pretty Filty, The 39 Steps and Wild Animals You Should Know. Shuck starred on the Great White Way as the titular bookworm in Matilda. Her additional stage credits include Annie on Broadway and most recently, Beaches in Chicago and Arlington. View Comments Megan Hilty
Is Roanoke the Second City of East Coast mountain towns? Maybe.Does Roanoke care? Probably not.Sure, being called the Chicago of outdoor towns might be considered some serious southern shade, but for residents of the Star City, it’s darn-near a compliment.Like Wrangler jeans, Roanoke offers a solid itinerary of outdoor goodness, without the coolness tax, which can sting visitors to a town further south.Photo: Main Street Hub / Karin SmithThe new popularity of the Star City of the South (as Roanoke is called because of its iconic mountain ornament), inspired Diane Hailey to open the city’s 4th true bed & breakfast establishment. In Summer 2018, she cut the Grand Opening ribbon on her own inn to welcome tourists and guests to her adopted hometown. “I really strived to create the best Roanoke lodging option for outdoor adventure travelers,” says Hailey. Born in Waynesboro, Hailey is no stranger to the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. “I’ve lived almost my entire life within 30 minutes of either the AT or the Parkway,” she says. “The Blue Ridge Mountains are my family,” she continues.Photo: Main Street Hub / Karin SmithFerrum College brought her to the southern point of the Shenandoah Valley, and she never returned to Augusta County. Instead, life brought her to Roanoke and she quickly jumped in to help Roanoke’s Historic Old Southwest neighborhood wash its face. In 2012, she bought her first neglected home in Old Southwest. “Compared to Charlottesville or Asheville, I purchased the Downtown Duplex for a song. I spent two years learning how to do a lot of the work myself and turned the duplex back into a beautiful single family home, “ Hailey explains. Hailey is quick to admit that she is a rehabilitator and not a preservationist. “I put my own stamp on my projects,” she explains. “My goal with a house is not to take it back to its original state, but to create a unique space for modern and energy-efficient living,” she explains.Photo: Main Street Hub / Karin SmithFor Roanoke Boutique Hotel, Hailey purchased a 3,500 sq. ft home in the same historic neighborhood, and even closer to Downtown. “The house was in horrible condition and had been boarded up and ignored for five years,” says Hailey. Once she took ownership, she gutted the c.a. 1890 structure to its studs and structural brick. After 3 months of careful demolition to expose the brick and rustic charm, the home was redesigned with hikers and mountain bikers in mind. Complete with king size beds, outdoor showering facilities, locked indoor bike storage, wide walkways, and a huge kitchen, Roanoke Boutique Hotel is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts anxious to find lodging that doesn’t turn away the tired, sore and dirty. “I’m an avid hiker and an Appalachian Trail maintainer (Hailey co-maintains a 6-mile section on Sinking Creek Mountain in Craig County); therefore, I’m well aware of how dirty hikers can get, so I created an inn that embraces dirty gear,” she explains.Photo: Main Street Hub / Karin SmithWith easy access to the AT, Blue Ridge Parkway and Carvin’s Cove mountain biking, Roanoke has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for value vs. brand name. And the innkeeper at Roanoke Boutique Hotel is more than willing to help plan a guest’s outdoor adventures. “My favorite part of running the inn is helping guests pick their hikes and plan their adventures,” says Hailey. “I make sure visitors maximize their days while they’re in town, and not waste time looking for the best fit for restaurants, breweries, and trails.” “Not everyone can hike the Triple Crown, so I size up their abilities and put them on a trail that won’t ruin their trip.” “If you hike a strenuous trail the first day and have to lay in bed for 3 days after to recuperate, you’ve taken away from the whole experience. I make sure the hike matches the hiker. “Photo: Main Street Hub / Karin SmithAnd Hailey is no stranger to strenuous hikes. In 2016, she and a friend completed the Triple Crown in one day. When a Roanoke Times reporter posted photos of the epic hike while the women were still on trail, the story quickly went viral and the two had a following of several hundred hikers before they made it from Dragon’s Tooth to Tinker Cliffs. The story quickly became one of the most-clicked photo galleries of that year, and remains a vivid memory for Hailey.“I knew that day I wanted to make a living helping people get outdoors.”
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dave Adams Dave Adams is President / Chief Executive Officer of CU Solutions Group. The CUSG office is located in Livonia, Michigan.Mr. Adams joined the Michigan Credit Union League in August of … Web: www.CUSolutionsGroup.com Details Soon, the holidays will have come and gone, and we will be left with a new year full of resolutions and fresh goals to achieve. As leaders, regardless of position or number of employees, we should ask the question of ourselves, “How can I live better and lead more effectively in the new year?”I’m a big fan of author Stephen Covey’s concepts of personal leadership and the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” When I first heard him speak, I was struck by the power and simplicity of his words and how they rang true especially with leaders who felt inadequate both in their personal and professional lives. The appeal of his message was in the wisdom of principle-based leadership that seemed to resonate with just about everyone. I loved the way that Covey’s seven habits were separated into two sections, three for individual, “get yourself together” habits and three for interpersonal behavior or “team” habits and then the seventh being just the self-improvement habit he called, “sharpen the saw.” The book has sold 25 million copies in 40 languages worldwide and remains one of the best-selling nonfiction business books in history. U.S. President Bill Clinton invited Covey to Camp David to counsel him on how to integrate the book into his presidency.Of course, the seven habits in the Covey framework are all so much easier said than done. At Michigan Credit Union League and CU Solutions Group, we give all of our new employees the 7 Habits book as a sort of personal leadership and personal happiness bible. And we structure mid-year and year-end recognitions around these concepts.I’m proud and honored at the holiday season to give our employees a $100 pay it forward gift card. It’s amazing to see how they take a small gesture and multiply it – to make an impact on so many lives. This year, six of our staff took their gift cards and, along with a special Christmas card, and delivered them on a chilly Sunday evening to the home of 5-year-old Lily Bowen, a little girl diagnosed witha type of nerve cancer called neuroblastoma. After a well-child visit, the family received the devastating cancer diagnosis that gives her a 50% chance of survival and requires a 5-day chemo treatment every 21 days. Our caring staff paid forward their holiday gift cards and surely made an impact that night by showing love and support to Lilly and her family.During this same weekend, our credit union community heard of the sad and untimely passing of Adam Kearns, VP of Business Development with the Ohio Credit Union League. Adam was an incredible young man with a big heart and passion for doing good. He left behind a loving wife Katie and two adorable young children. His death, just one week before Christmas reminds us all of the importance of holding our loved ones close and the need to make an impact every day of our lives.These are just two stark reminders of how we should all have a sense of urgency for doing good and showing love and compassion within our sphere of influence.Covey taught that people want to find happiness and betterment in the way that they live, love, learn and leave a legacy. What a great framework for understanding what drives our happiness and success! As a New Year approaches, for me as a leader, I find myself introspective about how I need to improve in these areas and strengthen my seven habits. A few weeks ago, I was so moved by the eulogies given at the funeral service for President George H.W. Bush. Watching his son, George W. Bush, a former president himself, well up with emotion as he honored his dad with the spoken word was so moving and poignant as four other presidents listened on the front row. President Bush referenced his father’s inaugural address and challenged all of us to lead in kinder, gentler ways espoused by these words:“My friends, we are not the sum of our possessions. They are not the measure of our lives. In our hearts we know what matters. We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend; a loving parent; a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood and town better than he found it. And what do we want the men and women who work with us to say when we’re no longer there: That we were more driven to succeed than anyone around us? Or that we stopped to ask if a sick child had gotten better and stayed a moment there to trade a word of friendship?”I believe that managing our perspective every day is the secret to happiness and leadership success. There will always be reasons to be hard on ourselves or to feel inadequate. And we will always be flawed. But finding joy in life despite our shortcomings and negative experiences comes from altering our perspective to a more positive, humble and service-oriented tone, just as President Bush so eloquently encouraged.This great credit union movement gives leaders at all levels the opportunity to make an impact on peoples’ lives by working together with the “people helping people” philosophy that is the hallmark of credit unions.So, my four big new year’s resolutions for how I live, love, learn and leave a legacy are these:1. Live Better: I want to live with a greater sense of urgency for making a difference in the lives of my family, friends, work colleagues and even the occasional stranger whose life I can impact.2. Love Better: I need to repair damaged family relationships by being the one to reach out. I also don’t want to take for granted my family and loved ones. I can show them and express to them my love in words and actions. And I can love my colleagues and staff by listening and leading with greater compassion and respect.3. Learn Better: I need to be entertained more by reading and watching non-fiction vs. fiction. I need to be more open to learning from my partner, my family, employees and colleagues in exercising the humility to realize that I’m not supposed to be the one with all the answers. Listening and learning from those closest to me will make me a better person and a better leader.4. Leave the Right Legacy: I want to double down on doing the right thing rather than the politically expedient thing in my work and with my family. In my work life, principle-based leadership, better listening, improved collaboration, and belief in the team will be my focus. In my personal life, I want to treat my partner and children more like friends and never as projects. Seeking first to understand, then to be understood is the habit I most need to foster and improve.As leaders, we always need to remember that there is a long line of people who could do our jobs as well as, or better than we do them. Leadership is a stewardship and a privilege that we should never take for granted.Good luck with your important new year’s resolutions for improving the way you live, love, learn and leave a legacy. I’m looking forward to working toward mine.Happy holidays and a happy new year!