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Diversity of fungal DNA in lake sediments on Vega Island, north-east Antarctic Peninsula assessed using DNA metabarcoding

first_imgWe assessed the diversity of fungal DNA present in sediments of three lakes on Vega Island, north-east Antarctic Peninsula using metabarcoding through high-throughput sequencing (HTS). A total of 640,902 fungal DNA reads were detected, which were assigned to 224 taxa of the phyla Ascomycota, Rozellomycota, Basidiomycota, Chytridiomycota and Mortierellomycota, in rank order of abundance. The most abundant genera were Pseudogymnoascus, Penicillium and Mortierella. However, a majority (423,508, 66%) of the reads, representing by 43 ASVs, could only be assigned at higher taxonomic levels and may represent taxa not currently included in the sequence databases used or be new or previously unreported taxa present in Antarctic lakes. The three lakes were characterized by high sequence diversity, richness, and moderate dominance indices. The ASVs were dominated by psychrotolerant and cosmopolitan cold-adapted Ascomycota, Basidiomycota and Mortierellomycota commonly reported in Antarctic environments. However, other taxa detected included unidentified members of Rozellomycota and Chytridiomycota species not previously reported in Antarctic lakes. The assigned diversity was composed mainly of taxa recognized as decomposers and pathogens of plants and invertebrates.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Eastern Washington Thursday and Saturday

first_img Tags: SUU Basketball January 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Eastern Washington Thursday and Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash.-Thursday and Saturday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball (9-1, 4-0 in Big Sky Conference play) visits Eastern Washington (2-4, 1-0 in Big Sky play) as the Thunderbirds’ conference season ensues.These will be the Eagles’ first games since December 19 when they bested Northern Arizona 80-64 at Flagstaff, Ariz. Since then, a passel of covid-19 cases and contact tracing have affected the schedule.The Thunderbirds have won nine straight games, their longest winning streak in the Division I era, which dates back to the 1988-89 season.SUU scores 84.5 points per game, ranking the Thunderbirds 18th nationally in scoring offense.Defensively, SUU surrenders 68.6 points per game. This ties the Thunderbirds for 144th nationally in scoring defense with Wichita State.The prolific Thunderbirds’ offense is paced by junior guard Tevian Jones, whose 19.2 points per game leads the squad.Also scoring in double figures on-average for SUU are junior forward Maizen Fausett (13.6 points per game, a team-best 6.6 rebounds per contest), senior guard John Knight III (12.5 points per game, team-bests in assists [45] and steals [19]) and senior guard Dre Marin (10.5 points per game).Redshirt senior forward/center, Croatian national Ivan Madunic, has a team-best 9 blocked shots for SUU.In his fifth season at SUU, Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon is 62-79 (.440) at the program’s helm. He is 71-87 (.449) as a Division I head coach.Eastern Washington scores 70.3 points per game, tying the Eagles for 216th nationally in scoring offense with Tennessee-Martin.Defensively, the Eagles surrender 68.3 points per game. This ties Eastern Washington for 137th nationally in scoring defense with Central Florida.Eastern Washington’s leading scorer is redshirt junior forward Tanner Groves (14.5 points per game). He also leads the Eagles in rebounding (9.8 boards per game) and blocked shots (8).Also scoring in double figures on-average for Eastern Washington are Australian national, sophomore guard/forward Tyler Robertson (12 points per game), redshirt senior guard Jacob Davison (11.8 rebounds, a team-best 15 assists) and redshirt junior guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. (10.3 points per game, 7 rebounds per contest, a team-best 7 steals).The Eagles are coached by Shantay Legans, who is 61-45 (.575) in his fourth season as Eastern Washington’s head coach.The Eagles lead the all-time series against the Thunderbirds 14-3. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Agents join short-lets brigade

first_imgHome » News » Agents join short-lets brigade previous nextProptechAgents join short-lets brigadeThe Negotiator21st February 20180375 Views Lavanda, the ‘super short-term’ rental platform, has launched Lavanda AGENT, enabling estate agents to tap into the super short-term rental market, monetising vacant property awaiting sale or long-term rental. It helps estate agents to increase revenue streams and better engage their market.Agents may now offer a fully compliant super short-term rental product to landlords between tenants and sellers awaiting a buyer, without cost or hassle. The platform also provides agent partners with a new source of commission.To ensure optimum monetisation, Lavanda leverages deep industry data and analytics, allowing agents to generate a super short term rental valuation in seconds.There are also full furnishing services (for unfurnished properties), professional vetting, hotel-style housekeeping, in-person meet and greet and a 24/7 concierge service. Properties are marketed across all major super short-term rental platforms including Airbnb,, HomeAway, Expedia.Initially rolling out in the London area, in the next 12 months the platform is set to be available in all major UK cities.Guy Westlake, CEO and co-founder of Lavanda, said, “Our mission is to unlock value by bridging the gap between the residential property industry and the rapidly evolving super short-term rental market. The slow sales market has led to homes sitting empty and not facilitating a quick sale can also damage the agent’s reputation with their client. Lavanda AGENT solves this specific pain point, powering growth and profitability in our partners, whilst enabling them to delight their customers with a new, value-added service offering, unlocking tens of thousands of pounds in additional income.”Lavanda recently raised £1.5 million in funding from investors including Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Kenny Bruce, co-founder of PurpleBricks, and Harry Hill, founder of Rightmove. short term lets short-term rental market short-term rental platform February 21, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL Share this article December 23, 2014 View post tag: fight View post tag: against View post tag: US Navy View post tag: HMS Kent View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: middle east Authorities View post tag: ISIL View post tag: joins More than 300 Royal Navy sailors, aircrew and Royal Marines have been supporting ongoing air strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East as part of a US Navy carrier battle group.Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Kent, two Sea King helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron and support ship RFA Fort Austin joined Carrier Strike Group One, led by the USS Carl Vinson whose F/A 18 Hornets have been striking at ISIL targets as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.The Sea Kings, using their radars to provide the task group early warning of any threats by sea or air, joined EA-18G Growlers of Electronic Attack Squadron 139 and E-2C Hawkeyes AWACs aircraft in Gulf skies as part of efforts to support air strikes and shield the task group.As well as the 100,000-tonne carrier at the heart of the force, the task group comprised cruiser USS Bunker Hill, three Arleigh-Burke class destroyers as well as HMS Kent.HMS Kent is one of more than half a dozen Royal Navy warships and RFA support vessels deployed east of Suez over the Christmas period. And more than 3000 Royal Navy, RFA and Royal Marine personnel are deployed across the world over the festive period.HMS Kent’s operations come as the US and Royal Navies set out their vision for future co-operation with the Combined Seapower narrative.[mappress mapid=”14818″]Press release, Image: UK Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Indianapolis Preparing To Sue Opioid Makers, Distributors

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indianapolis Preparing To Sue Opioid Makers, DistributorsJOHN RUSSELL for www.theindianalawyer.comThe city of Indianapolis is preparing to take legal action against the makers and distributors of opioids, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday morning at a press conference.The city has hired the law firm of Cohen & Malad LLP, which plans to file a “robust lawsuit” in the coming weeks, city officials said.Likely defendants include Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, as well as Endo Health, Teva Pharmaceutical, Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen, Cohen & Malad managing partner Irwin Levin said.Officials didn’t specify an amount the city would seek in damages.Hogsett said opioid addiction took the lives of 345 Marion County residents last year, more than four times the number of traffic-related deaths. In 2014, Indiana ranked 15th in the nation for the number of deaths due to drug overdose, and Marion County led the state with the highest number of deaths due to drug overdose as well as non-fatal emergency department visits, the city said.As of Oct. 2, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services had administered overdose medication naloxone 1,670 times in 2017, on pace to surpass last year’s record-high number of administrations, according to city figures.Hogsett pointed a finger directly at opioid makers and distributors, saying they were seeking “profits over people.”“Opioids are killings Americans,” Hogsett said. “Opioids are killing Hoosiers. Opioids are killing our neighbors here through the city of Indianapolis.”In many cases, he said, victims were seeking relief from pain, as promised by opioid makers, following medical procedures. “They were instead administered addiction,” he said.Levin said his office has already spent “many hundreds of hours” analyzing information on how much the city spends on police, social services and other efforts to treat victims and prosecute drug lawbreakers. “The impact is tremendous,” he said.Indianapolis is joining a recent landslide of government entities filing similar lawsuits.More than two dozen states, cities and counties—including Ohio, Mississippi, Orange County in California, and the Washington cities of Seattle, Everett and Tacoma—have sued the pharmaceutical companies.Most other states have recently broadened a joint effort to investigate the companies’ actions.The governments hope to recoup costs of responding to drug addiction, including money spent on emergencies, criminal justice and social services.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2015, drug overdoses killed more than 52,000 Americans. Most involved prescription opioids such as OxyContin or Vicodin or related illicit drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. People with addictions often switch among the drugs.last_img read more

Skate Park Construction Expected to Start in Two Weeks

first_imgSign up for OCNJ Daily’s free morning newsletter.__________“The administration has also reviewed these plans with the Ecumenical Council in consideration for their concerns regarding the operation of the Clothes Closet,” Dattilo wrote. “There is an ample buffer between the park and the Clothes Closet and this area will be heavily landscaped.”The Clothes Closet, which provides donated clothing to families in need, sits between the Fire Department and the proposed skate park.Ocean City has approved the spending of $750,000 for construction of the park.The city will be reimbursed $500,000 from a Green Acres Cape May County Recreation Grant that was announced in September 2014, and City Council  approved a capital plan that calls for borrowing $250,000 for the project.Read more: Comcast to Stay in Ocean City After Yielding to Skate ParkRead more: Ocean City Gives Final OK to $750,000 Skateboard Park The final design of a new skateboard park at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue in Ocean City NJ will include a bowl and snake run.Construction of a new skateboard park in Ocean City NJ is expected to begin May 18.Councilman Mike DeVlieger said Sunday that the contractor anticipates completing the job within 90 days. The park could be open by mid-August.View of new skate park in Ocean City NJ from Asbury Avenue.City Council on April 23 awarded a $732,284 contract to Spohn Ranch Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., for the supply and installation of the new skate park. Spohn Ranch was the sole bidder on the job, which came in just under the estimated $750,000 for the work.The park will be constructed on city-owned property next to the Ocean City Fire Department at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.The new concrete facility will replace a park at Sixth Street and Boardwalk that was dismantled in 2011 due to safety concerns.“The design was developed to provide a park with an appropriate degree of challenge and fun balanced with safety,” Mike Dattilo, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian, wrote in a memo to City Council in April. “There has been an extensive amount of input provided by the local skating community.”The final design of the park includes a bowl and snake run situated near the West Avenue side of the park with the entrance on the Asbury Avenue side.__________last_img read more

Yonder, Keller, Buckethead, Dopapod & More Bring Fireworks To Highberry Festival [A Gallery]

first_imgLast weekend marked the annual Highberry Music Festival, taking place in the beautiful Ozark, AR from June 30th through July 4th. Taking over a spot once filled by the debt-ridden Wakarusa, Highberry made good on the location with a wonderfully diverse lineup that showcased an array of jam favorites. With headliners Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and Papadosio, as well as sets from Dopapod, Buckethead, TAUK, Jeff Austin, Cornmeal, Kung Fu and more, there was no shortage of great music all weekend long!In celebration of this successful Highberry event, we have some images to share from photographer Jeremy Scott. Enjoy! You can see a full gallery of Jeremy Scott Photography‘s images below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

A Group Of Children Directed Elise Testone’s New Music Video For “Help Me” [Watch]

first_imgBeloved vocalist Elise Testone and her band’s guitarist, Adam Fallen, recently had a unique opportunity to give back to the community. Back in August, the two joined up with a non-profit group called OMG Everywhere, which creates unique workshops for children to experience the magical intersection between film and music. More info here.OMG Everywhere thrives on teaching children how to be creative, and the workshop with Testone had children create their own music video for her original song, “Help Me.” By partnering with experienced filmmakers, these children were able to express themselves creatively through the creation of a new music video, ultimately giving them an incredible life experience that won’t soon be forgotten.“It was so much fun watching these kids confidently execute their ideas,” said Elise.After the weeklong session, the children put together this marvelous new video. You can watch their creation below, and find the original here.Elise Testone will be on the road throughout the fall, hitting venues up and down the East Coast for a number of engaging performances. She has a number of her own headlining performances, and will also be an artist-at-large at Brooklyn Comes Alive this weekend. She’s also taking lead vocal duties for a very special “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” tribute to Led Zeppelin on Halloween in Brooklyn, NY, and has a number of shows with Keith Jenkins of the James Brown Band on the schedule.You can see Elise’s full tour schedule below, and head to her official website for details.10/20 – The Abbey at Appalachian Brewing Company – Lancaster, PA w/ Roxy Roca.10/21 – The Main Pub – Manchester, CT w/ Roxy Roca10/22 – Brooklyn Comes Alive – Brooklyn, NY – Artist-At-Large10/29 – Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs, NY – w/ Candy Ambulance & Annie In The Water10/31 – The Hall MP – Brooklyn, NY – Elise Testone Present’s “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” An All-Star Tribute To Led Zeppelinfeat. Tim Palmieri (guitar, Kung Fu), Adrian Tramontano (drums, Kung Fu), Jed Lingat (bass, Elise Testone), Trey Cooper (keys, Elise Testone).11/2 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ – w/ Des & The Swagmatics11/3 – 8 x 10 – Baltimore, MD – w/ Cara Kelly & The Tell Tale11/5 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA11/17 – Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC *11/18 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC – w/ Big Mean Sound Machine *11/19 – Hometeam BBQ – Charleston, SC – 10th Anniversary Block Party w/ Home Team All-Stars11/20 – Pawley Island Tavern – Pawley Island, SC11/23 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC *11/25 – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC *11/26 – Barrelhouse South – Savannah, GA **Featuring Keith Jenkins of James Brown Band on guitarlast_img read more

BlackRock warns South Korean utility on planned coal investments in Vietnam, Indonesia

first_imgBlackRock warns South Korean utility on planned coal investments in Vietnam, Indonesia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:BlackRock Inc. has challenged Korea Electric Power Corp. over plans to invest in new coal-fired power plants in Vietnam and Indonesia.The world’s top asset manager raised concerns over “several controversial coal projects” with a South Korean utility, including in meetings in the first quarter, it said in a report last month. BlackRock “contacted the CEO seeking a clear strategic rationale for its investments in coal energy,” it said, without naming the company.Kepco, as the utility is known, confirmed Thursday that it received a letter from BlackRock, which it said requested fuller disclosure of its planned involvement in new coal-fired plants overseas.BlackRock’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink in January pledged that the firm would make climate change a priority across its funds, becoming one of the highest-profile proponents for climate-friendly investing.Kepco is seeking to buy a stake in the Vung Ang 2 project in Vietnam, the spokesman said Thursday. It also said in January that it’s pursuing involvement in the Java 9 & 10 coal-fired power projects in Indonesia.BlackRock said in its Global Quarterly Stewardship Report that the South Korean company’s plans appear to contravene the utility’s energy transition commitments and are at odds with decisions by banks and other companies to exit the same projects.[David Stringer, Heesu Lee and Aaron Clark]More: BlackRock warns Korean utility on overseas coal plant pushlast_img read more

Regional Marines in Sync

first_imgBy Dialogo January 01, 2012 Marine leaders from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and the United States participated in the 2011 MLAC. Leaders agree that this type of collaboration is key for security cooperation. Brigadier General Héctor Julio Pachon Cañón, commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps, told Diálogo that during the MLAC conferences “joint and combined strategies are designed and integrated to combat transnational crimes that affect the entire hemisphere.” General James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, told Diálogo, “Standing alone, none of us has all the answers to these complex challenges, but together we can combine our unique experiences for the mutual benefit of all.” The 2011 MLAC also addressed common security threats, such as narcotrafficking in the region, which extends beyond producer countries to the entire region, taking the form of violence and shadow economies that undermine economic growth. “We all agree that narcotrafficking is simply a threat that does not respect borders,” Peruvian Admiral Luis Ramos Vargas said. “It [narcotrafficking] does not limit itself to Peru, Colombia and Bolivia; all of the countries in the region end up becoming transit countries, places where the drugs are stashed in order to then be transported to Europe, the United States and Asia.” More than 5.7 million people in the Western Hemisphere are affected by natural disasters each year. Within the region that encompasses the Caribbean, Central America and South America, approximately three-quarters of the population are estimated to live in at-risk areas for health disasters, and one-third lives in areas highly exposed to hazards such as earthquakes and landslides. Adding to these threats, each country within the region also faces the impact of narcotrafficking. These dangers call for Marine Corps assistance that, at times, involves several countries’ forces working together. Integrating multiple Marine Corps units to confront these diverse challenges cannot take place for the first time after a disaster or in the midst of a hunt for a narcotrafficking group. That is why the region’s Marine Corps have regular meetings at all levels to collaborate on sharing information and training. Marine Leaders Meet Marines have a long history of working and training together to mitigate natural disaster conditions and the threat of narcotrafficking in the region. Since 2001, top-ranking Marine leaders have gathered every two years for the Marine Leaders of America Conference (MLAC), a relationship-building forum in which commandants discuss issues of common regional concern. During the last MLAC, held August 29 to September 2, 2011, in Lima, Peru, Marines discussed techniques and lessons learned from peacekeeping operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations. center_img Although regional Marine Corps have varying missions, the qualities inherent in Marine units assist greatly in providing security and augmenting the forces of the counterdrug authorities in the region. “The Marine Corps are very flexible units for their capability to deploy quickly, and can be a very useful tool for states,” said Captain Gerardo Priguetti, commandant of the Uruguayan Marine Corps. In Colombia’s case, working alongside other components of the National Navy, “[Marine Corps units] shows tangible results such as the interdiction of great quantities of liquid and chemical compounds used for the production of cocaine, as well as the confiscation of several tons of cocaine hydrochloride ready to be imported to other countries,” said Brig. Gen. Pachon Cañón. “This [conference] allows us to see, to open our minds to the realities of other Marine Corps,” said Capt. Priguetti. “These meetings allow us to help and to see different viewpoints to common problems.” Across Ranks Marines across Central America, South America and the Caribbean are going a step further, by also having a meeting among the senior enlisted leaders to consolidate their efforts against these security threats. Marine Corps senior enlisted leaders representing Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and the United States met for the first time ever from April 4–7, 2011, at the Senior Enlisted Marine Leaders of the Americas Conference (SEMLAC) at the Círculo de Suboficiales military base in Bogotá, Colombia. SEMLAC is set to become a regular event, conducted at various locations throughout Central and South America, to forge strong relationships working toward regional security. The event was co-hosted by the Marine Corps of Colombia and the U.S. to provide senior enlisted leaders a forum to discuss regional security cooperation and training against the region’s threats. The meetings of Marine Corps leaders have provided multiple benefits in military collaboration: Professional exchanges among naval infantry forces in the region have increased, Marine Corps training programs have improved as a result of the collective lessons learned, and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has received enhanced naval infantry support. Sources:, U.S. Marine Corps, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairslast_img read more