Antarctic soil nematode response to artificial climate amelioration

first_imgThere is increasing evidence supporting rapid trajectories of environmental change in the Antarctic. This study describes preliminary data on soil faunal responses to artificial environmental amelioration obtained using a ‘greenhouse’ methodology, over the first year of a manipulative study of part of the soil ecosystem of Mars Oasis, Alexander Island in the southern Maritime Antarctic. The methodology, which used two types of UV-absorbing perspex cloche, influences a range of environmental variables, the most significant of which in this study are thought to be temperature and UV-radiation. The fauna of this site is dominated by Nematoda. Responses to amelioration included large increases in nematode population densities, particularly those of the microbivorous genus, Plectus, combined with changes in the relative abundance of taxa. These faunal changes are likely to be mediated via the responses of autotrophs to the environmental manipulations.last_img read more

Lowell, Toolson lead Utah Valley past Chicago State 74-60

first_img Written by Utah Valley has won four of its past five conference games, including the last two on the road. The Wolverines had a 34-21 rebounding advantage against Chicago State and a 14-2 advantage in second-chance points. Utah Valley led 23-8 in points off the bench. Chicago State has lost 10 in a row and has one win over a Division I team this season. January 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Lowell, Toolson lead Utah Valley past Chicago State 74-60 Cameron Bowles and Anthony Harris scored 17 points apiece and Rob Shaw added 10 points for the Cougars (3-18, 0-6). Tags: Jake Toolson/UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC/Wyatt Lowell Baylee Steele added 12 points and TJ Washington scored 10 for the Wolverines (15-7, 4-3 Western Athletic Conference). FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHICAGO (AP) — Wyatt Lowell had 15 points with nine rebounds off the bench, Jake Toolson scored a game-high 18 points and Utah Valley defeated Chicago State 74-60 on Saturday. Associated Presslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/21

first_img Brad James Written by April 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/21center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Jaron Ross homered and the Richfield Wildcats overpowered American Leadership 10-8 in non-region baseball action Wednesday. Reggie Hafen and Kasey Giddings drove in 2 runs apiece for the Wildcats. Hafen also took the win on the mound for Richfield.Ethan Ward and Skyler Hansen had 2 RBI apiece in defeat for the Eagles.GUNNISON, Utah-Janzen Keisel and Tayton King each went yard and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs bested Enterprise 9-0 Wednesday in non-region baseball play. Keisel also took the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.SoftballNon-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Jaelan Davis and McKenna Cherrington had 2 RBI apiece and the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles blasted North Sanpete 6-1 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Ellie Jackson earned the win in the circle for the Golden Eagles.Boys SoccerRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Braiden Gonder scored twice and the Delta Rabbits waxed Juab 4-1 Wednesday in Region 14 boys soccer play. Rider Rogers and Grady Lovell also scored for the Rabbits. Kevin Mendez scored in the loss for the Wasps.MANTI, Utah-Marcos Frutos, Austin Cox and Trace Boggess each scored as the Manti Templars edged Maeser 3-2 in Region 14 boys soccer action Wednesday. Boggess and Albert Tinoco added assists in the win for the Templars. Caleb Johnson and Alex Cannon each scored in the loss for the Lions.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Aaron Cabrera scored and the American Leadership Eagles edged North Sanpete 6-5 on penalty kicks in Region 14 boys soccer play Wednesday. Manny Oliveras added an assist for the Eagles.last_img read more

No free ride during Coronavirus, landlords remind tenants

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » No free ride during Coronavirus, landlords remind tenants previous nextCOVID-19 newsNo free ride during Coronavirus, landlords remind tenantsRent payments must be maintained where possible say landlords as rent campaigners calls for a payment holiday grow louder.Sheila Manchester8th April 202001,979 Views Landlords are calling for a clear statement from the government in response to campaigners’ calls for rent payments to be stopped during the coronavirus crisis as more and more landlords are contacting the National Residential Landlords Association saying their tenants are under the impression they no longer have to pay rent as a result of the pandemic. The association is now asking government to clarify its guidance; that rents should continue to be paid where possible.Some tenants believe that because lenders have provided the option of a three-month mortgage payment holiday to landlords, they should not pay rent for this period, while groups, including the National Union of Students, are also campaigning for rent breaks for tenants.While the NRLA believes flexibility is necessary, it calls on the Government to better publicise guidance that tenants must still meet legal and contractual obligations where they can – including paying rent – to dispel any myths.Understand the rulesNRLA’s Chief Executive, Ben Beadle (left), said, “The mortgage repayment holiday is only available for landlords struggling to make payments because their tenants are unable to pay part or all of their rent as a direct result of the coronavirus, through no fault of their own.“It is not an automatic payment holiday and landlords who successfully apply still have to make these payments later on. It is not a grant. What it does allow is that where a tenant is having genuine difficulty in meeting their rent payment because of a loss of income, landlords have much greater flexibility to agree a mutually acceptable plan with the tenant to defer the rent due. This is not a green light to tenants everywhere to stop paying their rent.”94 per cent of private landlords let property as individuals, 39 per cent report a gross non-rental income of less than £20,000, many depend on the extra rental income, many would be unable to continue letting property, leading to a housing supply crisis when the epidemic eases, particularly for students returning to university.Tenants may make use of assistance provided by the Government to replace lost income if need be including through the Job Retention Scheme, increased housing support through the benefit system and maintenance loans which continue to be paid to students.The NRLA calls on landlords to show as much flexibility with tenants as they are able to within their means and has been heartened by the many stories showing tenants and landlords pulling together including landlords offering properties rent-free for NHS workers where they afford to do so.NRLA tenants rent Ben BEadle April 8, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Beach Replenishment Update: Beach Now Closed 40th to 42nd Street

first_imgA temporary fence on the beach just south of 40th Street marks the progress of the south end beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets.The bulk of the work on Monday, April 20, was at 41st Street.DATE: Monday, April 19PROGRESS: As of Monday afternoon, access to the beach is blocked at the end of the 41st Street and 42nd Street dune crossovers, and a temporary fence crosses the beach just south of 40th Street. The bulk of the work appears to be taking place near 41st Street with bulldozers and excavators moving tall mounds of new sand across the beach. The feeder pipeline has now been extended from just south of 42nd Street to 41st Street. Work can be viewed from the top of the beach at all blocks.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed northward to 36th Street over the next couple weeks. It appears as if two blocks of beach will be closed at any time as work migrates north. The Liberty Island, a “hopper dredge,” is shuttling back and forth between an area more than 2 miles off the coast of Strathmere (where it’s pumping sand from the ocean floor into its hold) to an area just off 42nd Street in Ocean City (where it’s pumping sand onto the beach through a feeder pipeline). After work is complete to 36th Street, the next phase of the project will be from 42nd Street south to 49th Street.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Offer Two Debuts On Night Two Of Tour In Northampton [Full-Show Audio]

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their winter tour on Friday night with a performance at John M. Greene Hall in Northampton, MA. Following Thursday’s tour-opener in Ithica, the band–comprised of Weir, bassist Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane–provided Massachusetts Deadheads in attendance with 18 songs over two sets and an encore to keep the tour rolling in fine fashion.The trio kept the audience on their toes, weaving between the expansive catalogs of the Grateful Dead (“Hell in a Bucket”, “Friend of the Devil”, “Lost Sailor”, “Saint of Circumstance”, “Tennessee Jed”, “New Speedway Boogie, “I Need A Miracle”, “Throwing Stones”, “Ripple”), Merle Haggard (“Mama Tried”), Bob Dylan (“Queen Jane Approximately”, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”), Ratdog (“Ashes and Glass”), Roy Hamilton (“Don’t Let Go”), and Jerry Garcia (“Bird Song”).For their second show of the tour, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros delivered two debuts, including the group’s first-ever rendition of “I’ve Been All Around This World” and Weir’s “Shade of Grey” from 1978’s Heaven Help The Fool. Weir hadn’t played the traditional folk tune since 2008, nor his own original since 2014–making for an exciting night for all.Watch a selection of fan-shot videos from Friday night’s performance below:“Mama Tried”[Video: Matt Frazier]“I’ve Been Around This World Before”[Video: Matt Frazier]“Queen Jane Approximately”[Video: Matt Frazier]Bob Weir And Wolf Bros – Full Show Audio – 3/1/19[Audio: ScottMedeiros]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros return to the stage tonight in Wallington, CT. Fans can click here for ticket information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | John M. Greene Hall | Northampton, MA | 3/1/19Hell in a Bucket, Mama Tried, Queen Jane Approximately, Only A River, Been All Around This World, Friend of the Devil, Shade of Grey, Lost Sailor, Saint of CircumstancesII: Tennessee Jed, Ashes and Glass, Don’t Let Go, Ashes and Glass, Bird Song, New Speedway Boogie, I Need A Miracle, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Throwing StonesE: Ripplelast_img read more

‘Try to heal, try to forgive’

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the second installment in a two-part series discussing two South Bend families’ experiences with the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in light of Notre Dame’s commemoration of the 20th anniversary of this tragedy, to take place April 26. Read the first installment here.Photo courtesy of Marie Rose Gatete During the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis, in which more than one million people were killed in 100 days, South Bend residents Marie Rose Gatete and Gaetan Gatete, who both grew up in Rwanda, learned of the deaths of most of their close family members over the phone.Gaetan Gatete said most Rwandans living in the United States during the genocide were plagued with uncertainty and relied on secondhand information about their loved ones back home.“I had a sister who was living in Kigali, and that’s where the genocide started,” he said. “I don’t really know the exact time when she died, but I think it was in the first two days of the beginning of the genocide. I don’t remember how I heard the news of how she died, probably from a friend, but I know she died within a day because where she lived was very close to the military compound.“My brother was living close to the airport, so he got killed. I don’t know the exact time but probably within two days.”His parents, who lived in the south of the country, survived for longer than his siblings but could not escape the killers, Gaetan Gatete said.“They tried a couple times to escape, but unfortunately they couldn’t,” he said. “They were stopped and returned to their home. But the whole village … protected them for three months because people loved them. The whole village loved them. Unfortunately, they didn’t protect them until the end.“I don’t know who killed them. People were coming from some other areas, and it’s hard to know what happened because people don’t want to talk because they’re scared of being arrested because they probably participated.”Marie Rose Gatete said she kept in touch with her sister over the phone until she died.“I remember the last time I spoke with my sister before she died, before they killed her,” she said. “I was asking her why they can’t try to get out of the country because they called me on Easter. That was the last time. They called me to wish me a happy Easter. And I said, ‘Why can’t you please try to get out of the country?’“And she said, ‘No. It’s hard. I guess we are ready to die, but we are afraid that they’re going to kill the children this time.’ They had the feeling already.”Marie Rose Gatete’s young nieces and nephews were killed, and she said that was the hardest news to receive.“Even though you’re seeing tears, I’m a very happy person,” she said. “I have no grudges against these people. It’s just the tears of those memories that I wish I had with my parents. I wish I had my nephews and my niece who died too young, at 10 years old, four years old, five years old. Now, they would’ve been like 20, graduating from college. Why were their lives cut short?”Tutsis had been persecuted in Rwanda for decades before the 1994 genocide, and Marie Rose Gatete said she grew up in fear of ethnic-based violence.“My father was killed in what I can call pre-genocide training [in 1990] because … the real genocide happened in 1994, but the killings of the Tutsis started way back,” she said. “In 1959, they killed people. I lost my grandparents in 1959. In 1973, they killed more Tutsis. In 1973, we tried to flee the country, and we were arrested at the border, beaten up.“We came back. They threw my dad in jail. They left my mother with my siblings and my brother, and my younger brother was a year old. They beat him up, so we thought he was dead, and we got home. They had sold our house. The government took possession of all our belongings.”Because of her family’s history, Marie Rose Gatete said her father encouraged her to study in the United States to avoid the dangers in Rwanda.“I remember that [my father] was telling us that he would do anything to help us get out of the country, to help us get education and hopefully have a better life without fear of being killed, being tortured ⎯ what we went through when we were young kids,” she said. “When he passed away, I wanted to keep the legacy I told you about hard working and just keeping my faith. … It was during the hardest time in my life, during the genocide, when I was calling, and they were telling me, ‘This one died. Your sister died. Your aunts ⎯ they died. Your nephew died. Most of the family members.’“But I keep hearing my parents, my mother and my father, echoing in my ears, ‘You can’t give up,’ because there were times when I felt that I was about to give up. But I kept telling myself, ‘You can’t give up, because if you give up, you will let your parents down.’ And I can’t do it. Basically people who are killing my family, they want all of us to die. So if I give up, I will really accomplish what they wanted us to be: dead people.”Marie Rose Gatete and Gaetan Gatete met while studying at Indiana University South Bend, and in 1999, Marie Rose Gatete graduated from the executive MBA program at Notre Dame. Since then, the couple has been active in the local and national Rwandan community, and Gaetan Gatete said he serves as the president of the Rwandan Diaspora in the United States.“Our role [at the Rwandan Diaspora] is to coordinate all those Rwandan areas [in the United States], to teach them to try to promote their activities so, in the end, we get a better Rwandan community … [to] promote the culture and promote peace and transformation in our country and to make the community better and to link our country to the U.S.A., which is a big role that the Diaspora plays.”Part of their responsibility is to share their strength with others and to emphasize their faith, Marie Rose Gatete said.“I came to the point where I truly believe that God will never tempt us beyond our limit,” she said. “He knows better than anybody else what we can handle. If He accepted that I go through this, that I have nightmares sometimes, flashbacks of things I saw on TV, of things I heard from my own sister, my own friends, my people, it’s because He knows that I have the strength to move on and also I have the strength to use that pain as a stepping stone to a better, hopeful life, to not use those as roadblocks to so many things, and also he knows that I have the passion of trying to make peace and trying to really love people.“He allowed me to go through that so I can even be stronger so my sister, who lost everybody during the genocide, can lean on me, and she can cry on me, that my brother who lost parents when he was young can say, ‘I know that I have a strong sister.’ My other sister can say, ‘ I know I have a strong sister.’ My husband, who lost every single person, including parents, can lean on me.”Gaetan Gatete said he is grateful to have survived the genocide and believes his life has a particular purpose.“Fortunately God gave us a way to leave the country,” he said. “I’m sure if we were in Rwanda, we would’ve all been killed. So there’s a reason why we’re here, and there’s a reason why we survived.“And I think once you come to terms with what happened and you accept it, then you try to make meaning out of it, and the meaning is to make this world better. And that’s why, whatever we do, we question ourselves why we exist.”To help others heal, the Gatetes organized a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Washington D.C. on April 7 that featured survivor testimonies and a speech from someone whose parents survived the Holocaust, Marie Rose Gatete said.As the world remembers the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Marie Rose Gatete said it is important to recognize how far the country has come since then.“The bad leadership from before genocide had divided us,” she said. “We had those ID cards that were saying, ‘You are Tutsi,’ ‘You are Hutu,’ and those were like a guide to who should die, who should get school, who should be allowed to university.“But now, the end of the leadership was the genocide, killing people. And now, the good leadership is the leadership that came in and said, ‘People died. People killed. But we are all Rwandans. Let’s put aside that division, what divides us, and embark on a journey where we are all Rwandans, where we can walk together and try to rebuild the country and move on with our lives, try to heal, try to forgive.’” Tags: 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Tutsislast_img read more

The River’s Hugh Jackman is Bleeding for His Art

first_img The River In another fish-related incident, Jackman also cut a finger two weeks ago while rehearsing a scene in which his character, known only as The Man, prepares a fish for dinner. That injury required five stitches. While medics were called to the Circle in the Square Theatre after his on-stage mishap, no stitches were required this time. Directed by Ian Rickson, The River is Jez Butterworth’s follow-up to the Tony-nominated Jerusalem. The play, which had an acclaimed run helmed by Rickson in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre, tells the story of a man and a woman in a remote cabin on the cliffs on a moonless night. The man, while an expert fly fisher, is apparently not familiar with this episode of The French Chef. Those Wolverine healing powers would definitely come in handy right about now. At the evening performance of The River on November 5, Hugh Jackman cut a finger while gutting a fish on stage, according to The New York Times. This led to the Tony winner visibly bleeding on stage for a majority of the play. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 8, 2015last_img read more

Cagney, Starring Robert Creighton, Will Bow Off-B’way

first_img‘Cagney'(Photo by Carol Rosegg) Related Shows Main Stem vet Robert Creighton will give his regards to Broadway! He is set to lead the new tuner Cagney at the Westside Theatre—Upstairs. Directed by Bill Castellino, tickets are now on sale to the production, which will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse, a book by Peter Colley and music and lyrics by Creighton and Christopher McGovern. Previews are scheduled to start on March 16, with the show officially opening off-Broadway on April 3.Along with Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as James Cagney, the cast includes Jeremy Benton (42nd Street), Danette Holden (Annie), Bruce Sabath (Company), Josh Walden (Ragtime) and Ellen Zolezzi (Seussical).Cagney follows the life of James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. The score blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”The production will feature sets by James Morgan, costumes by Chip Schoonmaker, lights by Michael Gilliam, sound by Janie Bullard and projections by Mark Pirolo.Cagney received its New York premiere at the York Theatre Company last spring—the actors are all reprising their roles from the production. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 28, 2017center_img Cagney View Commentslast_img read more

Wood Mackenzie: U.S. storage industry on track for record growth in 2019 and 2020

first_imgWood Mackenzie: U.S. storage industry on track for record growth in 2019 and 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The U.S. energy storage industry installed a record amount of power capacity in the first quarter of 2019.The 148.8 megawatts of new grid storage capacity represented a 232 percent growth over Q1 2018, according to the latest edition of the Energy Storage Monitor report produced by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association. The ESM tracks storage in terms of instantaneous power capacity (megawatts) as well as energy capacity (megawatt-hours).Historically, the first quarter tends to be the smallest of the year for storage activity, but Q1 2019 narrowly edged out the last quarter of 2016 for the title of most megawatts deployed.This initial achievement sets the industry up for another record year. Installations in 2019 will more than double 2018, and 2020 deployments will triple 2019, Woodmac analysts predict. The five-year forecast culminates in 4,543 megawatts delivered in 2024, a meteoric rise compared to the scope of the industry today.As for dollar signs, the overall value of the U.S. storage market is expected to double this year to nearly $1 billion. It will rise to $4.837 billion in 2024, analysts predict.More: U.S. storage market sets power capacity record with Q1 deploymentslast_img read more