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The terrestrial Protozoan fauna of South Georgia

first_img75 taxa of Protozoa (18 flagellates, 9 naked rhizopods, 20 testate rhizopods and 28 ciliates) were found in 14 samples of mineral materials, peats, soils and guano collected from the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The results confirm the existence of distinct natural communities of protozoan species related to the different classes of habitat in the sub-Antarctic and maritime Antarctic, but suggest that species characteristic of the maritime Antarctic also occur in the sub-Antarctic and species characteristic of bryophyte peats also occur in soils with angiosperm vegetation. The diversity of the fauna of different habitats can be related to degree of soil development and successional stage of associated vegetation. Comparison of the data on the testate rhizopod fauna of South Georgia with those from other sub-Antarctic locations shows a clear trend of faunal pauperization with latitude.last_img read more

2 late goals give Salt Lake a 4-all tie with Portland

first_imgAugust 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local 2 late goals give Salt Lake a 4-all tie with Portland FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi and Sam Johnson scored late goals and Real Salt Lake rallied to a 4-all draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.Sebastian Blanco scored in the 70th minute to put Portland up 3-2, and Felipe Mora added what looked like an insurance goal in the 85th.Rossi’s first MLS goal in the 90th closed the gap, and Johnson tied it late in stoppage time. Tags: MLS/Portland Timbers/Real Salt Lake Written by Associated Presslast_img

Entire NCAA Tournament to be held in Indiana

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAugustas Cetkauskas/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The entire 2021 NCAA men’s championship basketball tournament will be held in Indiana, the NCAA announced Monday.The NCAA is partnering with the local health department in Marion County to test players, coaching staff, administrators and officials for COVID-19. Teams will stay on dedicated hotel floors and meetings and dining halls with be socially distanced. Written by TOURNAMENT UPDATE In 49 states, it’s just basketball. But this is Indiana!The entire 2021 NCAA Tournament will be played in Indiana.— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 4, 2021“The Marion County Health Department has approved medical protocols shared by the NCAA and will continue collaborating with the NCAA leading up to and during the championship,” the NCAA said in a statement.The majority of those contests will be held in Indianapolis.The 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund January 4, 2021 /Sports News – National Entire NCAA Tournament to be held in Indianalast_img read more

Workplace coffee boosted by high street trends

first_imgInstant coffee from traditional vending machines or via the kettle is increasingly becoming a thing of the past, as consumption of higher-quality coffee in the workplace booms, fuelling value growth of the market, according to new research.In its report, UK Coffee at Work, Allegra Strategies said that spending by UK workers on their coffee habits had rocketed since 2000 and is predicted to have nearly doubled to reach £1.18 billion by the end of 2008.It said there had been a growing “retailisation” of workplace coffee, with the flight to higher quality being inspired by the spread of high street coffee shops, such as Starbucks and Costa Coffee, and a corresponding reduction in catering facilities provided by employers.”However, while the value of this coffee consumption has grown strongly, volumes have increased modestly – rising to an estimated 6.06 billion cups of coffee – eqivalent to 26.3m cups a working day and to one cup for every full-time worker in 2008,” the report stated.A slight moderation in average daily coffee intake per employee, coupled with healthier drinking trends and the rising participation of women in the workforce were cited as reasons for the constrained volume growth.Allegra estimated that roast and ground coffee currently accounted for a quarter of all workplace coffee. And it predicted that the market will have grown in value by 31% to £1.55bn by 2013.last_img read more

Senator Todd Young: “We’re putting together another package” to boost America during pandemic

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – March 19, 2020 0 346 Twitter Facebook (Saige Driver/95.3 MNC) Senator Young spoke with Michiana’s Morning News on Thursday, March 19, about what the federal government is doing to take on the crisis on both Main Street and Wall Street.You can hear the conversation by clicking here. Senator Todd Young: “We’re putting together another package” to boost America during pandemic WhatsApp Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleUniversity Park Mall shutting down through March 29thNext articleCass County Sheriff looking for thieves that posed as utility workers Tommie Leelast_img read more

Mondelēz starts construction of Bahrain biscuit site

first_imgMondelēz International, owner of Cadbury’s, has laid the cornerstone for the construction of its $90m (£59.6m) biscuit plant in Bahrain as it seeks a firmer foothold in the Middle East. The project was announced last October, but full commercial production is not scheduled to start until next year.Daniel Myers, Mondelēz International executive vice-president, integrated supply chain, said: “This new investment is part of our journey to reinvent our supply chain around the world to meet growth demands, while also reducing costs and improving productivity.”Mondelēz International’s supply-chain reinvention plan is expected to deliver $3bn in gross productivity savings, $1.5bn in net savings and $1bn in incremental cash between 2014 and 2016.The Government of Bahrain has reclaimed the necessary land for construction of the new plant, which will have a total capacity of almost 90,000 tons per year. In the first two to three years of operation, the plant will operate four biscuit manufacturing lines, producing – in addition to Oreo, Ritz and belVita – Prince and TUC biscuits, as well Barny cakes.This project represents Mondelēz International’s second major investment in Bahrain. The world’s leading snacks powerhouse has already invested more than $75m in developing a Kraft Cheese and Tang powdered-beverage plant in Bahrain which has been operational since 2008. It has a production capacity of 110,000 tonnes per year and employs more than 240 people.last_img read more

Bob Weir Joins Ivan Neville And Dumpstaphunk At Sweetwater Music Hall [Watch]

first_imgLast night at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir joined Ivan Neville and his Dumpstaphunk brethren for very special sit-in during the NOLA funk acts set. The current Dead & Co. guitarist joined the group for a cover of “Big Chief,” a song written by Eric King but popularized by Professor Longhair. Weir stuck around for a super funky version of “Shakedown Street” that had the place rocking and rolling through the night.The band shared videos for both of those collaborations on their Facebook page, which you can watch below!last_img

Students go Dada over project

first_imgIn one painting, the black outline of a half–hidden, skirted figure crosses the pink line of a stage as an audience member looks on. Nearby, ghostly, skeletal X-rays hang side by side. Around the corner, a plaster cast of a human head is nestled in a shoe atop some stacked stools.The mysterious and evocative artworks greet visitors en route to the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Loeb Drama Center main stage for the world premiere of its newest production, “The Blue Flower.”“I wanted the audience to know that they are entering into a different universe,” said one of the show’s writers, Ruth Bauer, of the installation that has transformed the theater’s hallway and lobby into a mini modern museum.The curious pieces, many created by Harvard undergraduates as well as cast members of “The Blue Flower,” mimic the iconography of the avant-garde musical’s themes of love, friendship, war, and Dadaism.The installation is the result of a collaboration between Bauer and several Harvard students and is supported by the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Fund through Learning From Performers, a program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard. It is one of many joint efforts between the A.R.T. and University students in recent years, and one that adheres to the theater’s new mission to broadly engage with the University community.“While the A.R.T. has always worked closely with undergraduates, under Diane Paulus’ leadership that commitment has intensified,” said A.R.T. dramaturg Ryan McKittrick, who helped coordinate the art project.Several undergraduates with concentrations like art history, philosophy, music, and film regularly joined Bauer over two months in the Adams Artspace, a converted squash court in the Harvard House, to paint, glue, staple, hammer, and weave together their creations.Paulus ’88 took over as artistic director in 2008 and promptly announced her desire to “expand the boundaries of theater,” in part by staging inventive new works and modern versions of classics, but also by working directly with students.“Diane Paulus was interested in ‘The Blue Flower’ … and asked me if I would be interested in working with the students because of the varied academic connections we could make,” said Bauer, who jumped at the chance to create a Dada-inspired environment modeled on her play.Bauer’s characters are loosely based on German artists Hannah Höch, Max Beckmann, Franz Marc, and French physicist Marie Curie, and the musical unfolds against the backdrop of World War I and the rise of the Weimar Republic, and the cultural movement known as Dadaism.To inspire the students’ creativity and inform their works, Bauer also helped coordinate a trip to the Harvard Art Museums’ off-site facility to view works by Dada artists from the museum’s collection.Senior Sonia Coman adhered to the Dada principle of ambiguous dimensional realms when creating her painting of the half-obscured figure walking onstage.Coman, an art history concentrator who has a secondary field in studio art, said that Bauer’s enthusiasm “fueled the student involvement” with the project and that the flexible use of the space in Adams House inspired “the unfolding of inspiration.”Other joint A.R.T. and student initiatives include courses for undergraduates, like last fall’s “Theater, Dream, Shakespeare,” co-taught by Paulus and Marjorie Garber, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies. For the second year, the A.R.T. is offering a program for undergraduates in January, this year in collaboration with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, as part of the January intensives supported by the president’s arts initiative.Students also can apply for the observership program, a longtime collaboration between the Harvard-Radcliffe Drama Club and the A.R.T. in which Harvard undergraduates sit in on rehearsals of A.R.T. productions.“Offering students the opportunity to engage with working professionals and to see how professional theater is created is a crucial part of the A.R.T. mission, and we are thrilled to have them as part of the creative process,” said McKittrick.“It was an antidote to the heady stuff they are doing and an element in their lives that creates some balance,” said Bauer, who called the group “delightful.”Bauer let them freely experiment with the varied bits of ephemera she collected for the project, junk like chicken wire and old film reels, salvaged from the trash or discovered at yard sales, to make their Dada-themed creations. But at one point she had to draw the line.“The students got really excited and wanted to construct a trench in the Loeb Drama entry space, which would have been a great way to enter the theater,” said Bauer. But due to space constraints, “Unfortunately, that plan was nixed.”last_img read more

Where women once ruled

first_img Branch of Partners In Health has helped reduce deaths through careful protocols In Peru, progress against TB Related When archaeologists unearthed a large chamber tomb in San José de Moro, a ceremonial center of pre-Columbian Moche civilization on the northern coast of Peru, they found the remains of a woman who had been laid to rest with lavish offerings, befitting a priestess or a queen or both.Excavated in 2013, the burial featured a richly decorated coffin covered with copper plaques, and inside it a skeleton, buried 1,200 years ago, along with precious pottery vessels, a ceremonial knife, and a silver goblet, all telling signs of the power the woman had wielded in life.The discovery of the splendid burial shattered archaeologists’ notions about the Moche, which until recently had been perceived as a society ruled by male warriors, said Peruvian archaeologist Luis Castillo, the 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture.“When I started as a young student, 25, 30 years ago, we thought the Moche was a culture led by powerful kings, warriors, or priests,” Castillo said at the Harvard Peabody Museum, where he taught a course on the rise and the fall of the Moche.The royal tomb, the eighth found in 25 years, was discovered by the San José de Moro Archaeological Program, which is shepherded by Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and headed by Castillo. All eight tombs showcased women wearing rich headdresses and beaded necklaces, and surrounded by sacrifice victims and exquisite relics including silver goblets.Called the priestesses of San José de Moro, they highlight the prominent role of women in Moche society.“These women were among the most important individuals in their society,” said Castillo. “Their elaborate burials are narratives of their lives, and the ornaments they were buried with are indicators of their high status.”This royal tomb, the eighth discovered in 25 years, is believed to have belonged to a Moche priestess buried 1,200 years ago. The great quantity of artifacts and the complexity of the burial reveal the power and influence this woman wielded in life. Courtesy of Luis CastilloArchaeologists believe that the women were priestesses because of their resemblance to figures depicted in rituals scenes found on Moche art. The Moche had no written language but left thousands of ceramic vessels with intricate drawings portraying their daily lives and their cosmological beliefs. In those depicting human sacrifice, a priestess wears a headdress and holds a silver goblet filled with victims’ blood.Regarded as the first state-level civilization in the Americas, the Moche flourished and ruled the northern coast of Peru before the Incas, between the first and eighth centuries, at the same time the Mayas thrived in Mexico and Central America. They dominated the desert through a complex irrigation system, built adobe pyramids, and, like many ancient cultures, used religion to unify society.The finding of the priestesses of San José de Moro has taken place amid a backdrop of other excavations that have made the Moche an electrifying subject of archaeological research. In 1987, Peruvian archaeologists found the regal tomb of the Señor de Sipan, which has been compared to King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt. And in 2006, they discovered a well-preserved mummy buried with magnificent objects and two ceremonial war clubs in Cao, a town on the northern coast of Peru. A warrior queen, the Señora de Cao, is considered the first female ruler of pre-Hispanic Peru and is believed to have reigned 1,700 years ago.In the wake of the recent discoveries, archaeologists are also dropping a widely held belief that the Moche in northern Peru were a unified empire led by a single ruler.“They were multiple polities, small chiefdoms that never achieved a political unification,” said Castillo, Peru’s former vice minister of culture. “Some communities may have been led by women and others by men.”Studies of the remains of Moche priestesses show they were physically strong and well-fed, another clue to their status and nobility, which may have influenced their positions of power in society.Many pieces of Moche art are on display in museums around the world, including a permanent exhibit of Moche ceramics at the Peabody Museum, but with the growing interest in that culture, the mystery around the Moche elite women persists.“They were not the sisters, the mothers, or the wives of somebody powerful,” Castillo said. “In all the burials, the women had a status associated with Moche priests. They were priestesses, but they could have also been rulers. In ancient cultures, political and religious power were blended, and the rulers were often the priests.”SaveSaveSavelast_img read more

Weekend Poll Top Three: Let’s All Imagine Miley Cyrus in Chicago

first_img 1. Miley Cyrus—32% The lady raking in the chips is gonna be…Miley? Cyrus celebrated her 22nd birthday on the same day that Chicago celebrated its big milestone. What better birthday gift to herself (aside from a giant pizza cake and a mechanical bull shaped like a penis, obviously) than riding her wrecking ball over to the Cook County Jail to do a little Hot Honey Twerk? And that’s showbiz, kid! And let’s not forget that the tuner runs in the family. View Comments 3. “Mama June” Shannon—8% Does everyone’s favorite and/or least favorite pageant mom have what it takes to be the keeper of the keys, the countess of the clink, the mistress of Murderers’ Row, Matrom Mama Morton?! Hm, we’ll choose not to answer that and just quietly sip our go-go juice. 2. Lindsay Lohan—16% LiLo concludes her stage debut in the West End’s Speed-the-Plow on November 29, and no, her run wasn’t a disaster. The star showed up when she needed to, knew her material and got decent reviews. She may have served only a fraction of her jail sentence(s), but that’s enough to bring some prison realness to Velma. On November 23, Chicago surpassed Cats and became the second longest-running show in Broadway history. The evening’s performance featured cameos by a slew of alums from the Tony-winning revival, including original stars Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. Keeping in mind that Chicago is, in fact, about people becoming famous for reasons that shouldn’t make them famous, we figured we’d ask you which real-life tabloid star you’d like to see light up the Great White Way in Chicago. The votes are in, and here’s who you chose (because we forced you to). Always in the best of taste, right? Uh, something like that.last_img read more