Trophic modes of large Antarctic Foraminifera: roles of carnivory, omnivory, and detritivory

first_imgAstrammina rara, Crithionina delacai, and Notodendrodes hyalinosphaira are 3 of the largest and most abundant members of the foraminiferal assemblage at a shallow-water (28 to 32 m) site in Explorers Cove, Antarctica. This study summarizes observations from 2 decades of research, during which we employed laboratory-based feeding experiments and fatty acid biomarker analysis to characterize trophic dynamics and ecological roles of the 3 species, In feeding experiments, A. rara consumed a variety of co-occurring metazoans (several Crustacea, Mollusca, Echinodermata, and a Nephtys species). C. delacai, N. hyalinosphaira, and a number of other foraminiferal species from Explorers Cove successfully trapped Artemia sp. nauplius prey in a setup designed to examine the efficiency of prey capture. Fatty acid analyses on samples from early (November 7, 2001) and late (January 31, 2002) austral summer revealed that the 3 species contained substantial amounts (33 to 45.5%) of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are produced by microalgae, indicating the downwards transfer of carbon from sea-ice associated primary production. In the case of A. rara, this may be due to the ingestion of herbivorous metazoa, rather than direct uptake of microalgal material. A. rara contained significantly (p < 0.05) higher amounts of the zooplankton biomarkers 20:1(n-9) and 22:1(n-11), and C. delacai contained more PUFAs early, compared to late, in the season. Two morphotypes of N. hyalinosphaira had different fatty acid Profiles, indicating distinct trophotypes. Our results illustrate specific adaptations to different trophic resources in these protists, and they demonstrate the potential impact that large carnivorous species of Foraminifera may have on the structure of benthic communities where they are abundant.last_img read more

Indian Navy ships ready for Indra 2019

first_img The Indian Navy ships will take part in Indra 2019, a joint military exercise between India and Russia.The tri-services exercise will be conducted simultaneously at Babina (near Jhansi), Pune, and Goa in India from December 10 to 19, 2019. It will involve naval, ground and air components.The Indra series of exercises began in 2003 and the first joint tri-services drill was conducted in 2017.Company sized mechanized contingents, fighter and transport aircraft as well as ships of the army, air force and navy will participate in this ten-day drill.The exercise will consist of a five-day training phase comprising a comprehensive training curriculum. This includes tactical operations and drills such as cordon house intervention, handling and neutralization of improvised explosive devices, prevention of arms smuggling through the sea route and anti-piracy measures, according to the Indian Navy.The training phase will be followed by a 72-hour validation exercise. Indra 2019 will culminate on December 19 with an integrated fire power demonstration and the closing ceremony. December 6, 2019, by navaltoday View post tag: Russia Indian Navy ships ready for Indra 2019 View post tag: India Vessels View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: Indra Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy ships ready for Indra 2019 Share this articlelast_img read more

TBS offers cream of Continent

first_imgA new firm, Tromp Bakery Systems (TBS) (stand J200 at Food & Bake), has been formed to supply bakery and food processing equipment from five specialist European manufacturers to the UK and Irish food industries.Although the Hereford-based company is new, the range of equipment it offers is already well-established.As the name of the firm suggests, machinery from Netherlands manufacturer Tromp Bakery Equipment represents a large part of the TBS portfolio. The Dutch firm manufactures equipment for bread production and decoration, pastry sheeting and laminating, make-up and finishing, depositing and injecting, pie-forming and filling, as well as pizza base blocking or sheeting and topping.The company constructs standalone units or automatic production lines, including the new Expandable 600 series of modular sheeting, laminating and make-up lines.European partnersAnother partner is Belgian company Siloba, which produces external silos, weigh heads, dosing equipment, as well as metering and process control systems. Supply of industrial tunnel ovens is handled by another Dutch firm, Vanderpol Baking Systems. The company specialises in direct- and indirect-fired oven lines for bread, cake, pastry, wafer and waffle production, supplemented by intelligent tray handling and storage systems. Fourth in the partnership is Belgian firm Magnatech, which makes four-rack cooling systems for batch operation and continuous in-line cooling tunnels for products exiting a tunnel oven. Under the brand name Magnacool, the firm can supply a cooling solution for most products.Completing the picture, is Italian firm Berto Industria, the largest manufacturer of industrial dough mixers and mixing systems in Europe. The company’s product range covers fixed and removable bowl mixers with dough capacities up to 300kg.TBS has dedicated resources for project management and after-sales service and, as an alternative to direct sales of equipment, says it can offer rental over a fixed period. The firm’s customer base includes plant bakeries and smaller independent companies.last_img read more

Oberon is so on

first_imgIt was your typical night at Oberon: a packed house belting the lyrics to the perennial pop gem “Africa” by the band Toto.But this wasn’t karaoke. It was a reading by the Arlington, Mass.-based writer Steve Almond, author of several books including “Candyfreak,” “My Life in Heavy Metal,” and his most recent work — and the event’s namesake — “Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life.”The book is Almond’s love letter to music, of which he confesses he’s a “drooling fanatic,” and Oberon was a befitting space for the avant-garde production that featured audience participation and concluded with a performance by singer-songwriter Dayna Kurtz.The year-old Oberon, which houses the popular disco spectacular “The Donkey Show,” is the younger sister of Harvard’s American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Formerly the Zero Arrow Theatre, Oberon was the vision of A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who sought to turn the venue into a permanent nightclub theater, according to Ari Barbanell, Oberon’s associate producer.“This new venture was one of our main initiatives to further the A.R.T.’s core mission to expand the boundaries of theater,” said Barbanell.“Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life” is just one of the diverse performances Oberon is offering this summer. Oberon’s docket includes, for example, “Conni’s Avant-Garde Restaurant,” which presents guests with a five-course home-cooked dinner set to dance, music, and more; and “The Other Network,” which showcases previously unseen TV shows by Conan O’Brien, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow, starring Jack Black, Adam West, Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, Ron Silver, Jason Segel, and others.“Oberon is committed to presenting work that fits into the world of ‘club theater’ that a show like ‘The Donkey Show’ has begun drawing attention to,” said James Wetzel, programming associate at Oberon. “We look for work that promotes a social atmosphere, works well in a bar environment, and gets audiences up and moving. This is what makes Oberon stand out. Not only are we helping local artists cultivate their work and talents, we also encourage them and their audiences to come into the venue, have a great time, and push the boundaries of theater.”Drink, sing, and dance. Those three “rules for the evening” were projected on a screen over the stage during Almond’s show, highlights of which included a close reading of the lyrics of “Africa,” and the author’s waxing about records (“they were large, pitched to the scale of their emotional importance”) and his favorite songs (“the sheer gypsy longing of ‘Rhiannon’ by Fleetwood Mac made me feel like a gypsy, too”).Other summer shows include “Uhuru Afrika Jump!” — a “jumping afro-diasporic dance floor explosion”; “Bent Wit Cabaret,” a “high-end, low-brow variety show” with a different theme each month and a brilliant core cast of collaborating performers and musicians; and “Abbey Road: A Sugar Coated Production” that promises an unforgettable interpretation of the classic Beatles album.“The great thing about the programming schedule we have here at Oberon is that it is never the same,” said Wetzel. “We accept submissions from performance groups and also seek out interesting work in Cambridge, Boston, and beyond.”This past spring, Oberon was one of the homes to the first Emerging America Festival, a collaboration among the A.R.T., the Huntington Theatre, and the ICA/Boston to present new American performances.“The A.R.T. hosted six different companies over two days in Oberon, each working in a different style of club theater,” said Barbanell. “It was a great representation of the kind of work Oberon is proud to share.”This fall, Oberon will present the first show of the A.R.T.’s 2010-11 season, the musical “Cabaret” directed by Steven Bogart. In February, says Barbanell, the A.R.T.’s production of “Prometheus Bound” will premiere.The musical, directed by Paulus and written by Steven Sater with music by Serj Tankian from the band System of a Down, continues the venue’s outrageous legacy.“The dance floor of Oberon will become a mosh pit,” revealed Barbanell. “It’s going to be amazing!”For performance, ticket, and location information, Oberon.last_img read more

Four awards given to Broome County businesses for innovation, growth

first_imgTelehealth 365 Inc. won the Innovative Award. 50 Front Luxury Apartments won the Transformation Award. Ansco Camera Factory won the Restorative Award. Lastly, Animal Adventure Park won the Individual Award. (WBNG) — Tuesday morning, the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and Residents celebrated innovation and growth within the community. During the event, M&T Bank President and Regional Economist Gary Keith said the Binghamton economy showed signs of progress in 2019 with positive gains in employment, real GDP and real GDP per capita. At the Annual Economic Forecast and Building BC Awards, individuals were honored for enhancing the business conditions and economic climate of Broome County. Transportation, healthcare and education continue to be the quickest growing industry sectors.last_img read more

Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board presented its tourist uniforms

first_imgPhoto: 2sisters With the aim of promoting the tourist offer at fairs, special presentations, TZSMŽ has published a public call for the design and production of unique tourist uniforms. The local company Natura Ivana jdoo from Sisak, which made two men’s and five women’s uniforms, applied for the tender. All embroidery on the uniforms is newly made and handmade, modeled on the folk costumes of our region, says Ivana Tomašinec Damjanović from the company from the company Natura Ivana jdoo, which is run by the sister Sanja Tomašević brand 2sisters. “Motifs from our region, from Posavina, Moslavina and Banovina, were used. It is about manual and unique work. Handmade on blouses, stitching on white canvas, was done by Marica Šalić from Gornja Posavina, and the executed rose, which is represented as a symbol of the county, was done by Mrs. Kata Šešerin. We wanted to complete the whole through the presentation of the symbols of the whole county, so in addition to roses, blue and green are represented, the colors of the county. We also wanted to empower our women who preserve and nurture our heritage and ultimately show our culture and heritage. ” says Ivana Tomašinec Damjanović The Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board presented its unique tourist uniforms. A great example of how small tourist boards can work well, be different and fight for their place under the sun. It is easiest to say that the status quo cannot be adhered to. In this context, I would like to remind you of the excellent action of the Rogoznica Tourist Board (although a sea destination, with a much larger budget than continental tourist boards, but again “small” in the context of large sea destinations) Visitor center or a mobile tourist office. Sanja Tomašinec, designer and engineer of textile technology, who is also responsible for the entire design, points out that this was a unique opportunity to implement a rose on the official uniform as a symbol of the county, which is otherwise less used. “Everything was done according to our traditional clothes that were worn before, and the goal was to process the entire area of ​​the county through one set of clothes. So we got modern uniforms with traditional elements. ” concludes Sanja Tomašinec. The uniforms will have their premiere at the Place2go Fair in Zagreb on March 15-17 this year, and they will also be present at all performances of the SMŽ Tourist Board – at fairs in Slovenia, Germany, Italy and Warsaw. TZSMŽ financed the project in the amount of HRK 30.000,00 gross for the design and manufacture of 7 sets of uniforms.center_img Now the next step would be to design a different promotional stand, to round out the whole process. I keep emphasizing that at trade shows, especially if you are “small” in the context of a smaller budget, you have to be innovative, creative and different in order to draw attention to yourself. If we look at a fair space, it is always the same, with classic white “boxes”, and if someone jumps out with a different approach, it immediately stands out from the others and thus attracts attention and arouses interest. Of course, the first step is to attract attention and interest, and then quality communication and sales come on the scene, ie the promotion of the destination in order to create action, ie the desire to come to the destination. Photo: 2sisters The Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board is delighted with the design of the uniforms, especially since it is about domestic production and handicrafts. “There was a need for unique uniforms because this year we are working on increased promotion of our destination abroad (Poland, Italy, Slovenia and Germany), so for practical reasons, to attract attention, we came up with the idea to attract attention with something pleasing to the eye. In the whole story, just different uniforms come to the fore. We still have a lot of ideas, and our next step is to make a different promotional stand. The worst solution is classic spaces with a white background and posters, but in line with the modest income, I hope that we will be able to make a design of a different promotional counter. By the way, last year we broke the magic number of 100.000 overnight stays, which we are very proud of. “Concludes Ingrid Padjen Đurić, director of the Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board. Of course, the first step is to attract attention and interest, and then quality communication and sales come on the scene, ie the promotion of the destination in order to create action, ie the desire to come to the destination. The uniforms are visually attractive and differentiate the presentation from other destinationslast_img read more

Iran reports accident at ‘inactive’ nuclear site, no casualties

first_imgThe accident did not result in casualties, he added, noting that the cause was under investigation.He did not give any details on the nature of the reported accident.Tehran announced in May last year that it was suspending certain commitments under a multilateral nuclear deal unilaterally abandoned by the United States in 2018.The 2015 accord promised Iran sanctions relief in exchange for limiting its nuclear programme.US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal was followed by Washington reimposing biting unilateral sanctions.The Natanz facility is one of Iran’s main uranium enrichment plants.Topics : Iran’s nuclear body said an accident had taken place on Thursday at a construction site in a nuclear complex without causing casualties, state news agency IRNA reported.”An accident occurred on Thursday morning and damaged a warehouse under construction in open space at the Natanz site” in central Iran, said Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation.Kamalvandi was further quoted as saying that the complex is currently inactive and there is no risk of radioactive pollution.last_img read more

Three men jailed for 17 years for offering illegal streaming of Premier League football

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 Mar 2019 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Dreambox TV offered pubs the chance to show Premier League football matches at a discount price (Picture: Getty)‘The custodial sentences issued here reflect the seriousness and the scale of the crimes.‘Using these services is unlawful and fans should be aware that when they do so they enter into agreements with illegal businesses. They also risk being victims of fraud or identity theft by handing over personal data and financial details.‘The Premier League’s investment into cutting edge technology, combined with wide-ranging anti-piracy actions such as the one here today and the continuing landmark blocking injunction, means that it has never been more difficult for football piracy to operate in the UK.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors The Premier League has been cracking down on illegal streaming services (Picture: Getty)Three men have been jailed for a total of 17 years having been found guilty of offering illegal streaming services, allowing customers to watch Premier League football matches at a discount price on the internet.Steven King has been sentenced to seven years and four months’ in prison, while Paul Rolston received six years and four months, and Daniel Malone will serve three years and three months.According to FACT, an intellectual property protection organisation in the UK, these are some of the longest sentences ever issued for piracy-related crimes.FACT Director General, Kieron Sharp, said: ‘The result of this case demonstrates that the illegal streaming of, and illegal access to, Premier League football is a serious crime.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe guilty trio received money from over 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes in England and Wales, under the names Dreambox, Dreambox, TV Limited and Digital Switchover Limited.These services allowed the pubs, clubs and homes to view pay-TV without paying broadcasters.Kevin Plumb, Premier League Director of Legal Services, said: ‘Today’s decision has provided further evidence that the law will catch up with companies and individuals that defraud rights owners and breach copyright. Three men jailed for 17 years for offering illegal streaming of Premier League football Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Open First Bank Museum

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Open First Bank Museum Infrastructure,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local leaders to celebrate the state’s support of the reopening of the First Bank of the United States in Philadelphia.“Today, I am proud to be here to announce that the commonwealth has made a commitment to support the reopening of this historic landmark,” said Governor Wolf. “The state’s investment will help reopen the central bank that once served as the foundation to modern United States fiscal policy, into a museum.”Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park contains numerous sites invaluable to our nation’s history, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and the First Bank of the United States. However, unlike the former two buildings, the First Bank of the United States is closed to the public and in need of repair. Independence Historical Trust was approved for a $8 million grant for the significant renovations and repairs necessary to help bring the First Bank of the United States up to code to reopen for the public.“The First Bank restoration project won’t just restore an esteemed historic building. It will help to restore Philadelphia’s rightful place in the remarkable Alexander Hamilton story that has captured the nation’s curiosity and will aid our quest in supporting Independence National Historical Park as an essential place to visit to understand how our nation was born and flourished,” said Bill Marrazzo, Chairman of Independence Historical Trust. “We are so grateful that Governor Wolf saw the power of this project and awarded this grant.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development. September 28, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

FA Cup: Mourinho admits ‘best team lost’ as Son sends Spurs into fifth round

first_imgJose Mourinho admitted Tottenham got lucky after Son Heung-min’s late penalty secured a dramatic 3-2 win against Southampton in Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay.Advertisement Read Also: Mourinho comically goes from smiling to fuming in a split secondBut Lucas came to Tottenham’s rescue in the 78th minute when he took Dele Alli’s pass and cleverly turned into the space on the edge of the area before drilling a superb strike into the far corner.The momentum had swung in Tottenham’s favour and Son won it in the 88th minute when he charged into the area and went down under minimal contact from goalkeeper Angus Gunn.Son stepped up to take the penalty himself and fired home to send Tottenham into the last 16.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Shane Long and Danny Ings scored as Southampton hit back to take the lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Lucas Moura equalised before Son won and converted the decisive penalty with just two minutes left.“I have to be honest and say I think the best team lost on the pitch but my team were the ones with more heart and went to their limit,” Mourinho said.“We suffered but we deserved to win because we were in our limits. Southampton were fresher than us but we played with our souls and heart and gave absolutely everything.”Tottenham, who last won the FA Cup in 1991, will host struggling Norwich in the fifth round in the first week of March.Aiming for the first trophy of his reign, Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino earlier this season, will be relieved Tottenham avoided a surprise exit from a competition he has not won since 2007 with Chelsea.Taking credit for the win in classic Mourinho self-promoting style, he said: “I think I did very well because I had to manage a team with so many difficulties.“The priority is to survive. We have lots of difficulties. I’m not speaking just about Harry Kane, I’m speaking about injuries to Giovani lo Celso and Erik Lamela.“Today was a team completely unbalanced, really hard to organise it.”Tottenham are without a major trophy of any kind since the 2008 League Cup and Mourinho would dearly love to end that drought, but his team will have to improve significantly on this erratic display. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… Mourinho’s side were 12 minutes away from being knocked out after squandering the first-half lead given to them by Jack Stephens’ own goal. Mourinho will also have to get Jan Vertonghen back onside after the defender’s dejected trudge off the pitch following his substitution.“I understand his sadness, it is normal. He is always respectful and always professional. It doesn’t make me happy to make a substitution. I did it for the team, Jan is happy for the team,” Mourinho said.Tottenham had won eight of their last nine home games against Southampton, including a 2-1 success in the Premier League earlier this season, and they were in front after 12 minutes.– Momentum swing –Ryan Sessegnon’s burst opened up the Southampton defence and when the ball bounced to Tanguy Ndombele on the edge of the area, the midfielder drilled a powerful shot that took a big deflection off Stephens into his own net.Ings should have equalised when he ran onto James Ward-Prowse’s pin-point pass and got to the ball ahead of the hesitant Hugo Lloris, but the in-form striker’s shot cannoned back off the bar.Southampton’s 34th-minute equaliser carried more than a whiff of blame for Lloris, who limply parried out Nathan Redmond’s shot for Long to slot home.There was a blow for the visitors before half-time when Ward-Prowse was stretchered off after needing oxygen for a knee injury suffered in a challenge with Sessegnon.Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side deservedly took the lead in the 72nd minute.Redmond made an incisive surge from deep inside his own half and slipped a pass to Ings, who cut past Japhet Tanganga before curling a fine finish into the far corner from 18 yards for his 17th goal of the season.last_img read more