Experimental studies of ice nucleation in an Antarctic springtail (Collembola, Isotomidae)

first_imgIce nucleation was studied in field-fresh and acclimated (4°C without food for 11–20 days) samples of thespringtail Cryptopygus antarcticus Willem (Collembola, Isotomidae) at Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Islandon the Antarctic Peninsula. Ice nucleator activity (INA) was measured by a freezing droplet technique in additionto supercooling point (SCP) profiles and polyol, sugar, and water contents. Field and acclimated samplesshowed bimodal SCP distributions with a distinct high group (HG; mean SCP 28 to 210°C) and low group (LG:mean SCP 223 to 225°C), which were significantly different. Acclimation at 4°C increased the proportion of individualsin the LG relative to that in the HG without significant effects on the mean SCP of both groups. INA ofthe HG was significantly greater than that of the LG, and acclimation further reduced the INA of the LG. Thenumber of active ice nucleator agents (INAs) calculated for the HG of field samples increased by 23–100 timesover the temperature range 25 to 28°C compared to only 7 times for the LG over the same range. These differenceswere accentuated in the acclimation experiments. Glucose and galactose were the main carbohydrates inboth field and acclimated springtails, with the latter compound occurring in almost twice the concentration in theLG compared with that in the HG. Acclimation reduced the concentration of both compounds (glucose by 77%and galactose by 54%), whereas water content increased significantly. Digestion of food may have continued duringacclimation at 4°C, which could reduce the LG INA. Lowering of temperature over time is more likely toelicit a cold hardening response than constant temperature acclimation. INA numbers calculated at the nucleationtemperatures for C. antarcticus samples were higher in the LG than in the HG. However, inactivation of INAsmay be a key mechanism underlying cold hardening in this species, either by sequestration within the cellular matrixor by being only seasonally active.last_img read more

Utah Baseball Blanks UC Davis 8-0 on Senior Night

first_img Tags: Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah baseball team won 8-0 on senior night over the UC Davis Aggies at Smith’s Ballpark on Friday, May 24.After the first game of the series was canceled, Utah came out ready to play scoring three runs through the first two innings. The seniors had a big part of the win as every senior that played had either an RBI or scored a run.Erick Migueles got the night going with a single in the first. After getting moved over to second, Shea Kramer got him home with a single. The Utes tacked on two more runs in the second on three hits as Matt Richardson and Oliver Dunn each picked up an RBI.Utah continued to score runs adding three more in the fifth with a Migueles two-run homer being the key and then scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings.Freshman David Watson got the start and had a career outing pitching 8.0 innings and only giving up five hits to move his record to 2-0 on the season. Zac McCleve came in and got three straight outs in the ninth to seal the victory and the second shutout of the season for the Utes.Dunn went 3-4 on the night and had two RBI and scored two runs as well. Migueles went 2-4 while clubbing his eighth homer of the season. Richardson also had three runs as well as one RBI and scored two runs.Utah and UC Davis will be back on the diamond tomorrow for the final game of the season at Smith’s Ballpark starting at 11:30 a.m. Written by May 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Blanks UC Davis 8-0 on Senior Night Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Australian Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinal, will face off against Tsitsipas

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Rafael Nadal is moving on to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 13th time in his career.The 34-year-old Spanish tennis player, ranked No. 2 in the world, defeated 16th-seeded Fabio Fognini in three sets Monday, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to advance in the tournament.Nadal will now face off against fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas. The matchup will mark Nadal’s 43rd Grand Slam quarterfinal.Should Nadal go on to win the Australian Open this year, he will break the record for the most men’s major titles with 21. He is currently tied at 20 with Roger Federer. Federer, 39, withdrew from the tournament at Melbourne Park because he was still recovering from knee surgery.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 15, 2021 /Sports News – National Australian Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinal, will face off against Tsitsipascenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

CO Associate Production Unit Manager

first_img Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Share Experience in an academic medical environmentstrongly preferred.Strong organizational and analyticalskills.Excellent organizationalskills.Aptitudefor figures and attention todetail.Ability to interacteffectively.Capable ofmeeting deadlines and working well underpressure.Knowledge of PCs and PCapplications.Excellent interpersonal, communication andcustomer service skills required. JH at FranklinSquare Physical requirements for thejob:Able to sit in a normal seated position for extendedperiods.Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in anydirection.Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objectswith fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use ofcomputer keyboard.Able to communicate using the spoken and writtenword.Able to see within normal parameters and to hearwithin normal range.Able to move about.Able to lift minimum weight, 10lbs.Classified Title:Associate Production UnitManagerWorking Title: CO Associate Production UnitManager ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: L/04/LB Starting Salary Range:$55,185.12 – $75,797.52;commensurate with experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/week Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 20-MD:JH at Franklin Square Department name: 10002853-SOM OB GYN General AdministrationPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Lead Payroll Specialist Facebook Supervision ofOthers:Provides daily supervision of assignedstaff.MinimumQualifications. Bachelor’s degree in health careadministration, business, or related disciplinerequired.CPC certificationpreferred.Three yearsprogressively responsible professional level experience in aphysician’s group practice environment which includes two yearssupervisory experience required.Additional job related experience beyond minimumexperience qualifications may substitute for formal educationrequirement to extent permitted by JHU equivalencyformula.* JHU Equivalency Formula:30undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degreecredits may substitute for one year of experience. Additionalrelated experience may substitute for the required education on thesame basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to twoyears of non-related college course work may be applied towards thetotal minimum education/experience required for the respective job.*PreferredQualifications Maryland, United States Save Lead Payroll Specialist Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Similar jobs Twitter You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Sr. Administrative Coordinator Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Support Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like thiscenter_img Save Program Officer II Other Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University GeneralSummary/PurposeResponsible for the management of professional feebilling and other processes necessary to the success of thebusiness unit including oversight of subordinate manager andsupervisor responsibilities. Provide leadership and encouragementto support University and departmental policies and initiatives.Monitor and analyze staff productivity, reimbursement patterns,practice results and makes recommendations to enhance clinicalrevenues. Position requires analytical thinking, ingenuity andplanning skills. Maintain strict confidentiality of staff andpatient information.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesProcedural Knowledge:Working knowledge of AssistantPUM roles and responsibilities.Responsible for the management of professionalfee billing and collection which may include coding, chargecapture, charge entry, claims processing, insurance payment postingand insurance accounts receivables follow-up and other processesnecessary to the success of the business unit including oversightof subordinate manager and supervisorresponsibilities.Provide leadership to subordinate staff andencourage staff to support both current and proposed University anddepartmental policies and initiatives.Monitor and analyze staff productivity,reimbursement patterns, practice results and makes recommendationsto enhance clinical revenues.Broad scope of responsibility, which requiresanalytical thinking, ingenuity and planning skills to promote teamactions and results.Assure thatreimbursements of professional health care services sought fromthird party payers are justified and appropriate, in accordancewith applicable rules andregulations.Monitor staff orientation and continuingeducation programs.Require appropriate medical record and billingtraining for any staff found to be in non-compliance as determinedthrough the Office of Billing Quality Assurance sampling ordepartmental reviews.Comprehensiveunderstanding of the internal and external compliance audit programfor professional fee billing and medical recorddocumentation.Analyze billing data,develop accounts receivable performance targets and devise actionplans necessary to attain goals.Interface withInformation Technology personnel assigned to computer systemmaintenance regarding unprinted claims, dictionary maintenance,ad-hoc reporting requests, and electronic tapesubmissions.Monitor processing ofMedicare and Blue Shield Acknowledgement reports and takecorrective action as required orneeded.Serve as departmentalrepresentative on variouscommittees.Provide oversightover several functional areas as identified by the Production UnitManager.TechnicalKnowledge:Comprehensive knowledge and compliance of HIPAArules and regulations in the dissemination of patient ProtectedHealth Information (PHI).Utilize online resources includingEPIC/Availity to facilitate efficient claimsprocessing.Requires a thorough understanding of medicalbilling and the unique customer service requirements as related topatients, physicians and administrative staff in a high volumemedical services environment.Excellent communication andcustomer service skills with the ability to work well underpressure.Professional & PersonalDevelopment: Salary Not Specified The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Participate in on-going educationalactivities.Assistin the training ofstaff.Keepcurrent of industry changes by reading assigned material on workrelated topics.Complete three days of trainingannually.Department SpecificResponsibilities:Occasional attendance at divisional meetings toshare information requested byproviders/leadership.Participation in/Direction of monthly A/R Staff& Coding Staff Meetings.Other responsibilities assigned on an as neededbasis to facilitate consistently high quality & throughput inall aspects of production unit business.Service Excellence:Must adhere to Service ExcellenceStandards.Customer RelationsSelf-ManagementTeamworkCommunicationsOwnership/AccountabilityContinuous PerformanceImprovement Sr. Administrative Coordinator Baltimore City Community College Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Program Officer II Knowledge of JHM and JHU/ PBS billingapplications. Maryland, United States LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

The Catz out of the bag at ball

first_imgThe diners present at the banqueting hall at St Catz ball bore witness to an especially momentous occasion in the lives of a young couple on Saturday, as Mark Curtis, a second year DPhil student at St Catz, proposed to his girlfriend of ten months, Nadia Smith.Curtis climbed onto the table holding a wedding ring as a drum roll erupted across the room on the final note of Elton John’s “Your Song” performed by acappella group, the Oxford Alternotives.Nathan Jones, St Catz Ball Committee President, said, “Mark and Nadia’s engagement was an amazing moment. This heartwarming and poignant gesture was the icing on the cake of a stunning banquet, and we send our very best wishes to the happy couple – and wish them all the best for a very special wedding day”.Curtis, who had been planning to propose for three months, arranged the proposal beforehand with the Entz team at St Catz, and attended rehearsals with the Oxford Alternotives.“He asked her to marry him loud enough so that most could hear and Nadia looked so happy. Nadia said yes and the whole hall was filled with rapturous applause whilst the couple shared a kiss,” commented Olivia Cooley, a member of the band.Curtis said, “She was a little taken aback and remained completely fixated on me – not really noticing all the singers and drum rolls! But she didn’t hesitate in saying yes.”A whirlwind romance began between the couple after an international Maths conference in Oxford, as Smith, a PhD student at the University of Madrid, was delayed in the UK as a result of the Icelandic volcano eruption in April last year. Smith said, “Although the volcano was so disruptive to so many people, I was secretly glad to be stuck in Oxford with Mark!“Even if there wasn’t a volcano I would have probably found some other excuse.”“It feels awesome and totally the right thing to do. I knew a few months into our relationship that he was definitely the one, so it was either wait three years and get engaged later in life or just do it now; I’m really impatient so did it now.Cooley expressed her best wishes for the newly engaged couple. “It was amazing! It was so lovely to witness.“His gratitude [to the group] was so nice because if you ask me he had the most nerve-wracking role to play! Mark and Nadia make a lovely couple.”The wedding is scheduled to take place in Spain later this year.last_img read more

Mini mocha maker

first_imgMelitta highlighted what it claims is the world’s smallest fully automatic coffee machine the new C35 at the Caffe Culture exhibition last month.A working preview model of the new C35 was on display, and is due to be available in the UK from September. The machine has been designed to have an “exceptionally small” footprint, yet generous output, says the company.It measures 350mm wide, and can produce 250 espressos or 200 cappuccinos an hour. It can be used on a constant basis, meaning total capacity of around 4,800 cups of coffee per day.last_img read more

Cake treats

first_imgRaymond Blanc has created two new summer cakes for his patisserie chain Maison Blanc: Raspberry Brittany Shortbread and Apricot Almondine. The shortbread treat is based on a traditional recipe from Brittany, and is made using a shortbread case topped with raspberry pâte de fruits and fresh raspberries, as well as a crispy raspberry meringue.The Apricot Almondine is a rich almond dessert with a poached apricot, baked in crumble and topped with a soft apricot jelly.The new lines are priced at £4.50 and £3.85 respectively.last_img read more

Ben Miles on Channeling Cromwell in London’s Wolf Hall & Bodies

first_img And in the meantime, you get to play Cromwell. Do you find the demands of this run exhausting or exhilarating? Both, really [laughs]. It’s exhilarating doing it and then exhausting the morning after. But then you soon recharge, and you’re excited about doing it again: to tell this great story to a different bunch of people. You have the leading role in a pair of plays that have become the must-see event of the season. That must be satisfying, to say the least! It is, but what’s been especially nice for us is to bring these plays home, as it were, to London where the stories are set. Early on, I think the concern was whether as magnificent a novel as Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall could be condensed into two-and-a-half or three hours on stage, and Bring Up the Bodies, as well. When we first started, it wasn’t always easy to see what we were doing or know where it would head, but now it feels as if we can really begin to enjoy it. Is this sweeping saga of Tudor-era stealth and intrigue relevant to our world today? Very much so. Thomas Cromwell lives on in the same way that all the motives and narratives in these stories live on. Humans haven’t changed much at all in hundreds of years. The clothes we wear, the food we eat, and how we get from A to B may be different, but the central tenets of power and politics and survival are with us still. One achievement of this production is that six hours of history onstage never feels stuffy or fusty. That’s probably because you’re watching the story of a man bent on survival who in a way was the sort of original working-class hero and therefore has a sort of Everyman quality to him which reaches out to audiences today. A lot of it, too, has to with the way Hilary has so brilliantly written [Cromwell] in her books, so that you forget you’re reading history and feel as if this is happening in the present. You have such renown here. Have you been tempted to uproot and try your luck in Hollywood? That’s not really part of the game plan. I have a wonderful family life and a good career here, for which I feel very fortunate, and I don’t really think I’m at the age anymore to go over to L.A. and hang around and try to get hired. But the world has got so much smaller: It’s possible now with technology for me to be in a room talking to a whole panel of people in L.A. if I need to be! What are your memories of your time in New York when The Norman Conquests won the Tony for Best Play? That production was also my New York stage debut, and what was just astonishing was the great feeling we all found within the Broadway community. From the moment we arrived, we encountered nothing but genuine warmth and a wish to succeed, and luckily we did: it was a fabulous four months, it really was. You take an often-vilified figure from history like Thomas Cromwell—the chief adviser to Henry VIII—and render him complexly human. I hope we’ve given Cromwell a fair hearing with these plays and, judging by the response, I think we really have. What’s important, at least to me, is that people feel as if they are seeing not only a period of history but also the evolution of a human being who does what he can to survive. Of course he’s not without his faults: Cromwell was canny, devious, at times violent, but I do feel as if I’m honoring his memory, in a funny sort of way. I like to think of myself as his spokesperson [laughs].center_img During your visits to New York, have you been to the Frick Museum to see the Cromwell portrait that hangs prominently on view there? I certainly have! The last time I went, I stood for such a long while in front of that picture that I think people were beginning to wonder who I was [laughs]. What’s extraordinary is that this is the only pictorial record we have of Cromwell: the enigma of the man has a lot to do with how little pictorial evidence there is of him let alone historical written evidence, so a painting such as the one at the Frick is doubly enthralling. Matthew Warchus, director of The Norman Conquests, has been named the new artistic director of the Old Vic, following on from your former Richard II co-star Kevin Spacey. Yes, I’m thrilled for Matthew and for the Old Vic as well. He’s just a great director, not least because he’s willing to take risks and is not afraid to do what he wants to do. At the same time, Kevin has transformed that building—absolutely transformed it. He’s been a wonderful leader and champion of that theater and of English theater ever since he arrived [in Britain]. He should get a knighthood! A BBC TV series is being made of these books, with Mark Rylance as Cromwell and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII. Have those actors been in to check out the plays? Damian came to see us, which was lovely, and I’m fascinated to see what they come up with on screen. Certainly with Mark Rylance and [director] Peter Kosminsky and [writer] Peter Straughan, you couldn’t get a better trio leading that project. Hilary’s stories lend themselves to a six-part series very well. View Comments Ben Miles has had no shortage of high-profile stage roles—he played Bolingbroke to Kevin Spacey’s Richard II at the Old Vic and Kristin Scott Thomas’s husband in the West End’s Betrayal, and he was part of the sublime company of British actors who transferred to Broadway in the Tony-winning 2009 revival of The Norman Conquests. But the ever-engaging actor has arguably his best role to date as Thomas Cromwell, the English lawyer and statesman at the center of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the six-hour sequence of vividly realized history plays adapted from the best-selling Hilary Mantel novels and now at the Aldwych Theatre through September 6. Broadway.com caught up with Miles to talk event theater, going Hollywood (or not), and New York at Tony time.last_img read more

Sting on His First Performance in The Last Ship: ‘No Major Car Crashes’

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 What is it like to star in a Broadway show after only two rehearsals? Well, if you’re Sting, it feels like being “thrown down an elevator shaft,” but he didn’t let his nerves affect him. The Grammy winner spoke with Variety after his first performance as shipbuilder Jackie White in his musical The Last Ship on December 9, 2014: “I kept thinking, ‘What’s the next song? What do I have to say next? What am I wearing?’” Luckily, Sting reports there were “no major car crashes,” and he received a warm welcome from the cheering crowd. Check out this Hot Shot of Sting’s first night in The Last Ship, then see him live through January 10, 2015 at the Neil Simon Theatre! The Last Ship Related Showslast_img read more

US News ranks Blue Cross tops in Vermont

first_imgNATIONAL NEWS MAGAZINE RANKS BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT AS VERMONT’S TOP HEALTH PLANBerlin, Vt. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has been ranked as the top health plan in Vermont – as well as one of the best in the country — by a respected national news magazine. The rankings, released in the November 17-24 issue of US News and World Report, is based on quality review information from the National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA).”This objective recognition confirms Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont’s long tradition of providing high quality care to its members,” noted Don George, Interim President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. “The rankings are based on the quality of the care our members received and how well we managed to continuously improve health care for those members.”This is the fourth year that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and US News and World Report have joined to rank the nation’s health plans based on clinical quality, member satisfaction, and NCQA Accreditation scores.The 2008-09 America’s Best Health Plan rankings provides comprehensive rankings and important consumer information for nearly 700 commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid health plans. The America’s Best Health Plan rankings are based on more than 100 aspects of prevention, treatment, and consumer experience, such as how quickly members receive needed care or how well a plan controls blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes.”America’s Best Health Plans is a practical tool that helps consumers make informed decisions when choosing a health plan,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “It lets consumers know which plans have demonstrated they can deliver the highest levels of care and service.”Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and its HMO affiliate, The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP), both achieved top 50 rankings again this year for their managed benefit plans.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. (End)last_img read more