Temporal plankton dynamics in an oligotrophic maritime Antarctic lake

first_img1 The population density, diversity and productivity of the microbial plankton in an oligotrophic maritime Antarctic lake were studied for a 15-month period between December 1994 and February 1996.2 In the lake, concentrations of nutrients and dissolved organic carbon were uniformly low, temperature varied over a small annual range of 0.1–3 °C, and the surface was ice-covered except during a period of approximately 6 weeks in summer.3 The total of 57 morphotypes of protozoa observed during the study is a higher taxonomic diversity than previously reported from continental Antarctic lakes, but lower than that found in more eutrophic maritime Antarctic lakes. Likewise, planktonic abundance and productivity were lower than has been reported in other lakes on Signy Island, but generally higher than those of lakes on the Antarctic continent.4 There were marked seasonal and interannual variations in planktonic population density.5 Chlorophyll a concentrations ranged from undetectable to 4.2 µg L-1 and the greatest rate of primary productivity measured was 4.5 mg C m-3 h-1. The phytoplankton was dominated by small chlorophytes and chrysophytes, with phototrophic nanoflagellate abundance ranging from 1.1 × 103 to 1.2 × 107 L-1.6 Bacterial densities of 3.6 × 108 to 1.9 × 1010 L-1 were recorded and bacterial productivity reached a peak of 0.36 µg C L-1 h-1. Numbers of heterotrophic nanoflagellates between 5.0 × 104 and 1.8 × 107 L-1, and of ciliates from undetectable to 1.1 × 104 L-1 were observed. Naked amoebae were usually rare, but occasionally reached peaks of up to 1.5 × 103 L-1.last_img read more

Fine & Country estate agent to star in ‘Housewives” ITV series

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Fine & Country estate agent to star in ‘Housewives” ITV series previous nextAgencies & PeopleFine & Country estate agent to star in ‘Housewives” ITV seriesMargaret Thompson hopes the show will attract more buyers to Jersey as well as showcasing the glamorous lives of its wealthier inhabitants.Nigel Lewis2nd December 202001,642 Views An estate agent boss turned reality TV star is to showcase Jersey’s charms to a new audience of potential house-buyers.Thompson Estates owner Margaret Thompson (pictured above, middle) is part of The Real Housewives of Jersey that’s set to air on ITVBe – the latest in a series which kicked off with The Real Housewives of Orange County and has also treated the nation to The Real Housewives of Cheshire. Fine & Country licensee Thompson aims to give a behind-the-scenes view of the Jersey property market in the show, which filmed on the island over the summer.The estate agent moved up the ranks of another firm before starting her own agency in 2001. It won the Jersey Enterprise Awards only to be hit by the fall-out of the UK downturn and recession the following year. However, in 2007, her company partnered with Fine & Country to start marketing the island’s high-end homes around the world.In her new TV role, she hopes to keep viewers glued to their screens, while featuring the many new builds and renovations of properties owned by high net worth individuals attracted to Jersey’s tax regime, easy travel connections and proximity to the rest of Europe.“Jersey’s future looks bright and I’m sure the show will do a lot to increase interest in the island with tourists and property buyers alike,” she says. “The Real Housewives of Jersey will give the viewers the opportunity to see what our beautiful part of the world has to offer and what life is like on this small piece of heaven.”Thompson, which is of Scottish heritage, is also well-known on Jersey for another reason – she met Donald Trump while on holiday in Florida at a social event before he became President of the US.The first episode is to air soon. December 2, 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 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

YESTERYEAR: Carlton Theater by Pat Sides

first_imgThis photo was taken in late 1959, when the Carlton Theater at 216 Main Street was about to be razed to make room for a parking lot. The theater had opened with fanfare on Christmas day in 1937. A newspaper article noted the building’s “strikingly beautiful and daring front,” which was composed of polished black glass and highlighted with red and gold, colors that matched the lavish lobby. The Carlton opened during the Great Depression, when at least ten other theaters were operating in Evansville. Film historians have argued that this dreary era created the demand for films, which enabled audiences to temporarily forget their worries and gave rise to the “Golden Age” of Hollywood.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

​Newark on list of possible sites for Amazon headquarters, Bayonne and…

first_imgHUDSON COUNTY – Amazon, Inc. included Newark on a list of 20 “candidate cities” in consideration for its second headquarters, which it calls “HQ2.” Jersey City and Bayonne were left off the list, along with more than 216 other cities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that responded to Amazon’s request for proposals issued in September. In October, then NJ Gov. Christopher Christie recommended Newark in the state’s official incentive package of $7 billion. Other regional candidates include New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston.Amazon has cities competing for the best incentive packages in hopes the retail giant’s return investment will pay off. A second headquarters would hire 50,000 employees at an average six-figure salary and build eight million square feet of office space, similar in size to its 33-building campus in Seattle.Mayor Steven Fulop said in a Tweet, “Congrats to Newark and @rasjbaraka on making the final 20. While disappointed Jersey City isn’t here, I’m still happy for Newark and we are eager to contribute [in] any way we can to see Newark get over the goal line. It would be a positive for the entire region.”last_img read more

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FORTUNE 500 increases investment in NASCAR

first_imgEight percent increase in FORTUNE 500 companies involved in NASCAR since 2008 Nearly one-in-four (117) FORTUNE 500 companies use NASCAR as part of their marketing mix, according to an analysis of sponsors currently in the sport when compared to the magazine’s annual list released this month. For the second consecutive year, the number of FORTUNE 500 companies involved in NASCAR increased; and is an eight percent improvement over 2008. The analysis encompassed companies currently involved as a sponsor of NASCAR’s sanctioning body, teams, tracks and/or as media partners.“There’s a reason the number of FORTUNE 500 companies invested in NASCAR remains higher than any other sport,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR’s chief marketing officer. “Our fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports. Some of the world’s biggest, most recognizable and profitable brands utilize NASCAR as a critical and powerful part of their marketing mix because it works for their business.”Findings from a study commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Toluna prior to the start of the 2013 season show that approximately one out of four NASCAR fans strongly agree that they support NASCAR sponsors more than sponsors of other sports.“The current sponsorship landscape is as competitive as it has ever been,” said Michael Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. “Our partners continue to choose to use our team to drive their brands because we have had success demonstrating value in their investment, proven by our recent partnership renewals with NAPA AUTO PARTS and other major corporations.”“Regardless of a company’s entry point into the sport, the demand for a quantifiable return on investment expands across all levels of sponsorship,” said Joie Chitwood III, president of Daytona International Speedway. “We take pride in delivering a best-in-class experience and valuable branding opportunities to a number of powerful companies on an annual basis.”To be eligible for the FORTUNE 500, a company must be based in the U.S. and publicly traded. Though many companies on the FORTUNE 500 utilize NASCAR as part of their business-building strategy to develop their customer base, strengthen market share, and increase value for their shareholders, only industry partners, media partners, and licensees involved in the sport were counted in the analysis. Companies invested in the sport solely as advertisers were not counted.Although being a FORTUNE 500 company is the gold standard of success for publicly-traded companies in the United States, there are several global corporations currently involved in NASCAR that were not included in the analysis because they do not meet FORTUNE’s criteria. A number of those blue-chip brands not qualifying, but are involved significantly in the sport, include MillerCoors, Mars, Toyota and McLaren. “There’s a reason the number of FORTUNE 500 companies invested in NASCAR remains higher than any other sport. Our fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports.”—Steve Phelps, NASCAR’s chief marketing officerlast_img read more

Street Artist Joe Miller Honors Charles Bradley With Mural In New York City

first_imgThe music world took a major hit when inspirational soul singer Charles Bradley succumbed to a long battle with cancer this past September. The Daptone Records singer found fame late in life, but was always a shining light of positivity throughout his life. In honor of Bradley, street artist Joe Miller (IG: @thejoemiller) recently debuted a painting of the singer for Gallery Cafe Chicago’s Free Throw Series. Miller has now followed that up with a full street mural of The Screaming Eagle of Soul down in NYC’s Lower East Side at 122 Allen Street. The Legendary Soul Singer, Charles Bradley, Dies At 68Bradley was no stranger to New York City, as the Gainesville, Florida-born singer had been a resident of the city for two decades. In related news, Living on Soul filmmakers Jeff Broadway and Cory Bailey released a touching video on his Facebook page in early October of Bradley being filmed while on the road in Vienna, Austria back in July 2014. In the opening moments of the video, the artist states, “Right now, I’m just trying to get through life in a humble way. And I try to forget about a lot of the hardships, but it’s hard to get rid of it. Because a lot of things in the hardships, there’s some sweetness in them. You got to analyze it very finely, and try to see what I can let go and keep.” New Video Of Charles Bradley Shows Humility And Appreciation For LifeAccording to the BrooklynVegan, Bradley and fellow late Daptone singer Sharon Jones will be featured in the documentary Living on Soul, which has a screening at Nitehawk Cinema on November 15th. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Cory Bailey and Jeff Broadway, along with Daptone Records co-founder Neal Sugarman.[Photo: @daptonerecords; H/T Brooklyn Vegan]last_img read more

Gokhan Hotamisligil receives honor for the Study of Obesity

first_imgGökhan Hotamisligil, the J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism and chair of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), will receive the prestigious Wertheimer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) in July in Stockholm. There, he will deliver the opening award lecture.To read the full release, visit the Harvard School of Public Health Web site.last_img

$1.47 million in VHCB funding to assist households affected by Hurricane Irene

first_imgAt a meeting on December 6, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board presented funding awards to the Addison County Community Trust and the Central Vermont Community Land Trust to create affordable rental housing in the towns of Hancock and Barre. The Windham and Windsor Housing Trust will rehabilitate two properties with 12 apartments in Chester and Gageville. Grants to the network of HomeOwnership Centers and non-profit housing organizations will provide financial counseling and homebuyer education to households who lost their homes in Hurricane Irene and assist communities in rebuilding after Irene. The Upper Valley Land Trust, the Nature Conservancy, the Stowe Land Trust, and the Vermont River Conservancy will use VHCB funding to conserve 413 acres of agricultural land, recreational land and wildlife habitat.Christine Hart, Chair of the Board, said, ‘These VHCB grants will be used in communities across the state and will complement flood recovery efforts, provide economic stimulus, support the agricultural economy, and provide public access to recreational land for generations to come.’ In Hancock, a community that was hard hit by Hurricane Irene, the Addison County Community Trust will acquire and rehabilitate five apartments in the village. A $140,000 VHCB grant and $161,320 in federal HOME Program funding will be matched with private funding and federal rental assistance to provide affordable rentals to five households.The Board awarded $50,000 to non-profit housing development groups and HomeOwnership Centers to provide financial counseling and homebuyer education to households who lost their homes in Hurricane Irene and to assist communities in rebuilding after Irene. The VHCB funding will be matched by $150,000 provided by the NeighborWorks Corporation, a national housing organization that supports five Vermont HomeOwnership centers located in Burlington, St. Albans, Lyndonville, Barre, West Rutland, Brattleboro and Springfield. The Vermont Community Foundation has pledged $50,000 towards the effort, and the Enterprise Foundation, a national organization providing development capital and technical assistance for affordable housing, will provide $50,000. The Central Vermont Community Land Trust will use $170,000 in VHCB funding to develop transitional housing on South Main Street in Barre for individuals recovering from substance abuse. CVCLT will lease the property to Phoenix House, an organization operating addiction recovery programs nationwide. A resident manager will facilitate programming that includes individual case management, group and individual counseling, and appropriate social activities. The Department of Corrections considers the Central Vermont location a priority and will provide $200,000 in funding for the project, which they expect will reduce recidivism. Phoenix House will contribute $100,000. In Chester and in the village of Gageville in Westminster, the Windham and Windsor Housing Trust will rehabilitate 12 apartments in two buildings using $436,000 in VHCB funds and $213,336 in federal HOME funds. Improvements will include a comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit, increased affordability, addition of solar hot water and a sprinkler system, update of the apartment interiors and reconfiguration of the apartments. The Upper Valley Land Trust will conserve two farms in Newbury and Thetford, protecting 122 acres of agricultural land in the watershed of the Connecticut River. A VHCB grant of $15,750 will be matched by $35,000 in federal farmland conservation funding provided by NRCS and $48,250 in funding from the Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund to conserve a 62-acre organic dairy farm in Newbury and Ryegate. Located along I-91, this highly visible and scenic property will be sold by retiring dairy farmers Alice and Larry Allen to Walter Morse and Joseph Mahr, organic dairy farmers from Barre.An $85,000 VHCB grant to the Upper Valley Land Trust, matched by $147,500 in NRCS funding, will conserve 60 acres to be sold to Vaughn Farms LLC for addition to their 425 acres of farmland in Thetford. A local trail network passes through the property and conservation will provide a buffer for the Conant Swamp, a wetland in the watershed of the Connecticut River. In Dummerston, the Nature Conservancy will use a VHCB grant of $75,000 to conserve 25 acres on Black Mountain, adding to 583 acres conserved over a twenty-year period and managed as a nature preserve. The land hosts natural communities that are rare and unique in Vermont. A trail on the property provides public access for hunting, walking, hiking, and snowshoeing. The parcel’s frontage on Black Mountain Road will allow for development of a parking area and the addition of a kiosk.With a $350,000 VHCB grant, the Stowe Land Trust will purchase, conserve, and transfer to the town 257 acres of recreation lands located in the village, just west of Route 100 and south of the Mountain Road and abutting the Town forest. Nine miles of well-used mountain bike and walking trails on the property will add to a trail network being developed by the Vermont Ride Center, an economic development initiative focused on the towns of Waterbury and Stowe and spearheaded by the VT Mountain Bike Association. The Town of Stowe will contribute $250,000 towards the acquisition; the Stowe Land Trust has initiated a $1 million private fundraising campaign to complete the project.The Vermont River Conservancy will use $120,285 in VHCB funding to purchase nine acres of land on the Missisquoi River in Enosburgh. The river frontage will be conveyed to the Village of Enosburg Falls for use as a public fishing access and canoe launching site. The site will also be designated as a launching site for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The remainder of the parcel will be donated to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity for development of two affordable houses. The acquisition is leveraged by a $20,000 grant from a private foundation and by private fundraising of $41,965.The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board is an independent state funding agency providing grants and loans for the development of affordable housing and the conservation of agricultural and recreational lands, natural areas and historic properties. Since 1987, VHCB has funded the development of more than 10,000 homes for Vermonters and the conservation of more than 390,000 acres of land. VHCB 12.22.2011last_img read more

DEA Detains Nearly 4,000 Suspected Drug Traffickers in Two Years

first_imgBy Dialogo December 11, 2012 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on December 7 the end of a series of operations against the Mexican cartels of Sinaloa and Juárez, which extended over two years, leaving 3,780 detainees. Operation “Below the Beltway”, unwrapped in May 2010, was carried out in 79 American, Mexican, Central American, and even European cities, as well as other continents, the DEA informed in its statement. Law enforcement authorities from those countries seized over six tons of cocaine, 4.5 tons of methamphetamine, 734 kilos of heroin, 150 tons of marihuana, and over $148 million in cash. “We managed to orchestrate an extensive series of coordinated and aggressive actions in order to weaken these cartels and their partners,” the DEA explained. The operation concluded on December 6. The Sinaloa and Juárez cartels, originating in northern Mexico, are considered two of the most important and bloodiest violent organizations in the country, which is being affected by a wave of violence that has caused 60,000 deaths in the last six years.last_img read more