Storage carbohydrate production and overwintering strategy in a winter-green tussock grass on South Georgia (Sub Antarctic)

first_imgWater-soluble and ethanol-soluble carbohydrates were extracted from leaves, shoots, roots, rhizomes and flowers ofParodiochloa flabellata (Lam.) Rasp. (=Poa flabellata (Lam.) Hook f.) throughout a growing season. Very high levels of soluble carbohydrates were found in the shoot, comprising up to 71% of the shoot dry weight. There was no significant storage in the rhizome. It is suggested that the production of storage fructans with a degree of polymerization greater than 14, rather than oligosaccharides or starch, may be related to the cold environment. Relationships between the onset of senescence and levels of fructans suggest that recovery of sugars from dying tissue is high. The sugar reserves together with preformation of the flowers should ensure production of seed however poor the summer or long the winter might be. The high levels of fructans may partly inhibit growth but may also offer some degree of freezing resistance.last_img read more

Boxer ARG completes amphibious landing drill in Djibouti

first_img View post tag: Boxer ARG Photo: AAVs assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) cruise towards land after exiting the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) on August 15. Photo: US Navy View post tag: Djibouti View post tag: US Navycenter_img Marines and sailors assigned to the amphibious ready group (ARG) led by USS Boxer have completed an amphibious landing exercise in Djibouti.Amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) descended on Djibouti’s Arta Beach after departing the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during an exercise to seize a fictional enemy objective.Maj. Victor Garcia, India Co., Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/5 company commander, explained that amphibious assaults are one of the MEU’s primary missions; a capability that makes the MEU one of the most lethal and responsive crisis response forces in the US defense department arsenal.“Our time in Djibouti was extremely valuable for our marines,” said Garcia. “Our goal was to ensure our gun crews are properly trained in the weapons systems aboard the amphibious assault vehicles, and we successfully accomplished that task.”Amphibious assault vehicles are one of the oldest and most reliable platforms in the Marine Corps. AAVs, or “tracks,” are essentially floating tanks that can seize or secure a beach head and enable more forces to flow ashore in the event of combat operations. Cmdr. Janice Pollard, Harpers Ferry’s commanding officer, explained that mission success of the AAVs is a primary mission of an LSD“These types of missions are what this ship is built for,” said Pollard. “The well deck houses the amphibious assault vehicles so that we can get them close to shore and launch them to conduct their mission ashore.”Boxer ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26), and amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).The group is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. Share this articlelast_img read more

St. Hugh’s u-turns on prelims accommodation blunder

first_img“The work has now been re-scheduled for August, and all students will be receiving an email shortly to this effect.”The email from the College Bursar, seen by Cherwell, read: “I would like to extend my profound apologies for this error.“I have now rescheduled the work so that the contractor will come in August to complete the work. The rooms will, therefore, be freshly decorated for your return in Michaelmas Term.“You will not be asked to move during your exam period, and I do hope that your exams can now proceed with the minimum of difficulty and stress. ”Several students expressed anger and concerns at the proposals, which were communicated to students the morning after the deadline for applying for vacation residence. All students at the College taking exams in 9th week have to apply for this extended time in accommodation. One first-year undergraduate told Cherwell earlier: “I’m actually shocked that the college would think this is acceptable. I can’t be moving all my stuff between building the day before my first exam starts. “It’s ridiculous, it just shows they haven’t prioritised students’ studies beyond term time. I know it doesn’t effect everyone with exams but surely this should be what the College should think about first.Another student told Cherwell: “It’s a little distressing to be told you’re going to be uprooted the day before your first exams in Oxford, which is quite a nerve wracking process in itself.“We’ve heard nothing about this before, and all of a sudden it’s sprung upon us the day after the deadline for applying for vacation residence passed.“I don’t understand how the College can say we already knew about this, it’s the first I heard.” A third-year undergraduate who previously lived in Kenyon told Cherwell: “They’ve got three and a half months between term time and yet they choose to start works whilst so many students have prelims. “Are they putting the need for updated conference accommodation above students actually studying at the college?” St. Hugh’s College have u-turned on plans to move students during the prelims exam period for refurbishment works at the College. A spokesperson for the College confirmed to Cherwell that the refurbishment works have now been rescheduled for August. Earlier today, first year undergraduates were informed by the College’s Accommodation Manager that they would not be able to stay in their Kenyon Building rooms during 9th week.In an email seen by Cherwell, the College’s Accommodation Manager said: “College has deemed it necessary to start refurbishment works in Kenyon Building.“We are hoping to be able to commence the refurbishment program from Monday 18th June 2018 and complete it by Friday 29th June 2018.“As you have applied for vacation residence during this period, you will be affected by the works and will need to move room.”“I will email you your new room allocation as soon as possible.I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding in this matter.”After being contacted by Cherwell, a spokesperson for the College said: “The College is working on a long-term project to improve residential accommodation for our students. This has included significant refurbishment to houses along Canterbury Road. “The work on the Kenyon building is just the latest phase of this project, but it should not have been scheduled to coincide with exams.last_img read more

Letter To The Editor: In Opposition to “Drag Queen Hour”

first_imgwritten by Therese M. Finnof Evansville, Ind.A song came to my mind this morning when thinking about the recent drag queen story hour debate here in Evansville.  It is the old song by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles entitled The Tears of a Clown.  If you listen to the words he talks about hiding the sadness and depression under a masquerading smile thus the name tears of a clown.When I looked in the Evansville Courier and Press this morning and read the article about Owen Jackson the 23 year old I felt a mixture of sadness and compassion for him but yet at the same time I realize that the newspaper is publishing this story as part of the liberal agenda to support the normalcy of this type of behavior.  Nothing is further from the truth.  My undergraduate degrees were in both Child Development and in Criminology. This behavior is a far cry from normal and healthy but more of a cry out for help.   Notice in the article he was adopted twice and barely remembers his earlier years because they were so negative.  In his early 20’s he saw his first drag show and became interested in becoming a drag queen.  He struggles to get to work.  Look at his eyes.  He says in the article that he wants the children at the library to look at him as a normal woman.  He is not a normal woman nor does he look or act like one.Read the story via Mike Huckabee about the transgender Jamie Shupe an outspoken trans activist who first transitioned from male to female, then wrote later “I’ve come to believe the whole transition process is tragically flawed” and realized what he really needed was therapy and counseling for PTSD and depression and further states that advancing harmful gender ideologies are ruining the lives, causing deaths and sterilization and mutilation of gender-confused children. Now here we are in Evansville promoting this destructive gender confusion for our children between the ages of 0 to 11 years of age, the years when their brains are the most likely to be affected by this abuse.  The American Pediatric Association has ruled the putting gender confused role models in front of young children is child abuse.In turn, our libraries and also our schools are promoting this liberal agenda.  This liberal agenda was also discussed thousands of years ago and is addressed in the greatest book of all times, the Bible where it states in Revelation that in the end of times good will be called bad and bad will be called good and that the earth will once again act as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.  God help us all, and God helps our country and our city to take a stand for righteousness most especially for the most vulnerable of our citizens our children.I will continue to stand up for our children and what the creator of the universe would want me to do regardless of the false accusations that are being made by the liberals and the LGBTQ+.  Even if one spits in my face as has happened at the North Library by this group to one of the true Christians there who carried a sign saying that Drag Queen story hours is a huge mistake.  And it is, and our city will pay the price for continuing it if they so choose.On my part, I cry for our country, our citizens and our children.  By doing so, the library and its board are also opening up a huge liability to this city by promoting by allowing this to continue.  Take a look at what is going on in the Catholic church and learn a good lesson from them on the price you pay when you don’t deal with sexual abuse that was swept under the rug.There is no hate felt here, but a heart for compassion for the Owen Jacksons out there who need healing.  I will pray that our community has the backbone and honor to do what is right and not what is easy, to conform to that which is harmful and destructive.  I will take a stand.FOOTNOTE: This article was posted by the City-County Observer without editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Aux Pains de Papy to make UK debut

first_imgAux Pains de Papy, the French bakery run by Mathieu Esposito, is to make its debut in the UK after acquiring its first site in London.A story on M&C Report, a sister journal of British Baker, says the company has plans to open a further four sites in the capital by 2018. Joshua Rose at Shelley Sandzer, which advised on the deal, said: “This is the first site for Aux Pains de Papy in London and will prove popular with the office crowd looking for well-made, well-presented delicacies.“As consumers are becoming more discerning, there has been a demand for high-end, quality bakeries, which Aux Pains de Papy certainly fills.”last_img read more

Video: Larson, Gase make sparks fly

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Succulents for summer

first_imgBy Bodie PennisiUniversity of GeorgiaThe summer heat and water restrictions seem to affect gardeners and gardens alike: they make us wilt right along with our plants.Naturally, we wish we’d planted more heat- and drought-tolerant plants. If they happen to be winter-hardy too, so much the better.Fortunately, you can find such garden winners among the succulent plants. Good examples are Sedum (stonecrop), Sempervivum (houseleek, hen and chickens), Delosperma (ice plant) and Agave (century plant).Many of these species and other cold-hardy succulents are excellent ornamentals that do well in diverse growing conditions. They’re ideal selections for the low-maintenance home landscape.Most succulents do best when you plant them in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soils. These plants are especially averse to wet places in winter.Water saversAs their name implies, succulents store water in their leaves and stems, so irrigation is seldom necessary after you get them established in their proper planting areas. These plants are naturally very adaptable to extended periods of drought.Succulents aren’t heavy feeders. One to two applications of fertilizer in the spring and early summer are enough to keep it growing and healthy.As a bonus, these plants take on a range of subtle to intense color variations at times, such as during active growth and winter dormancy. These changes just add to their visual appeal.Sedums and sempervivums have many ornamental uses in the garden. They’re wonderful in a rock garden or alpine planting or for bare slopes with poor soil. Besides the appeal of their foliage, many sedum cultivars boast white, yellow, pink, or red flowers.Succulents can be used as edging plants for walkways and front border accents in perennial beds, where they weave their foliage with adjacent plants to add an amazing textural richness.Last, but not least, succulents can grace containers of all sorts and sizes.Many stonecrop and hen and chickens species look very different. Leaf colors range from lime green to burgundy to purple. And size varies from less than quarter of an inch to a foot across. Foliage can be thin and spiky or thick and rounded with a pointed tip.Some winnersThere are some notable hardy Sedum selections. One is Sedum ‘Akebono,’ a low-growing plant with spring flushes of cream-colored new foliage that changes back to green as the season progresses and then flushes again in the fall.Sempervivum ‘Oddity’ is another low-growing succulent with a green, tubular leaves tipped in burgundy.Another succulent species, Echeveria, offers the cultivar, “Topsy Turvy,” with waxy, silver, tubular leaves with an interesting, lengthwise fold. This plant is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture Zone 8.Delosperma cooperii (hardy ice plant) is a low-growing evergreen perennial with small, medium-green leaves. Pink blooms cover the plant from early spring to first frost.And finally, Delosperma nubigenum (yellow ice plant) is an excellent ground cover. It features brilliant yellow flowers and bright green, jellybean foliage spreading to form solid mats.(Bodie Pennisi is a Cooperative Extension floriculturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

April 15, 2005 News and Notes

first_img April 15, 2005 News & Notes April 15, 2005 News and Notes News and Notes Richard A. Jacobson of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected to the International Programs Advisory Board at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Pamela Beckham of Beckham & Beckham in Miami was elected to serve a three-year term on the council of the ABA Trial Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Wilbur Brewton of Roetzel & Andress of Tallahassee was elected president of the Governor’s Club for 2005. Anne-Marie L. Bowen was elected to the board of directors of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association for a three-year term. A. Brian Phillips of Ruden McClosky in Orlando spoke at the Annual Partnering for Compliance Seminar. Daniel O’Keefe of Shutts & Bowen was appointed to a four-year term on the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee representing the interests of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Gregory Glasser and Tullio Iacono of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya in Miami participated in a panel discussion on medical malpractice reform sponsored by MIAMIntelligence. Diane Zuckerman of the firm’s Tampa office presented a CLE course on “Damages in Civil Trial Practice” focused on the defense perspective for NBI. Dennis G. Kainen of Weisberg and Kainen in Miami was named chair of the Florida Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League. Jeff E. Rubin of Talianoff, Rubin & Rubin in Coral Gables was re-elected chair of the U.S. Sailing Center. Additionally, Rubin was elected chair of the Creditors’ Rights Section of the Commercial Law League of America and was elected to serve as a member of the Foundation Board of South Miami Hospital. James Porter of Ruden McClosky in Tampa was appointed to the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board. Seymour Benson of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke on the subject of equitable distribution at the “Florida Marital Dissolution Practice: Cutting Edge Techniques That Work.” Mark A. Danzi of Carlton Fields in Tampa was named to the 2005 Class of Leadership Westshore. David Pratt of Pratt & Bucher in Boca Raton spoke at the Palm Beach Tax Institute in West Palm Beach on family limited partnerships. Randee Golder served on the editorial advisory board for new publication by James Publishing titled Federal Criminal Practice. Sheldon Polish of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale was elected to the board of directors for the Nova Southeastern University Circle of Friends. George L. Fernandez of Wolpe, Leibowtiz, Alvarez & Fernandez presented “Legal Aspects of Traffic Control” at the Florida Advanced Maintenance of Traffic training offered by the American Traffic Safety Service Association. Russell C. Silverglate has become an assistant pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton where he serves as the director of community life. Romney C. Rogers of Rogers, Morris & Ziegler was reappointed to serve as trustee of the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System. Rogers is secretary of the board. John C. Clough of Quarles & Brady in Naples coached the winning mock trial team from the Community School of Naples in the Collier County Mock Trial Competition. The team was also awarded the Ernestine Cousineau Award for Outstanding Professionalism in Advocacy. Jim Nulman of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers was named a board member of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Brian Trauman of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw was named chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Pro Bono Committee for 2005-2006. John E. Meagher of Shutts & Bowen participated in a panel at the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, “Disabling the Opposition: Selected Trial Tactics for the Prosecution and Defense of Coverage Litigation.” Robert W. “Topper” Peacock, Jr. of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe in Orlando was appointed to the board of governors and the executive board of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jonathan S. Coleman of Johnson Pope in Tampa had “Congressional Protectionism and the Securities Industry” published in the Winter 2004 edition of the Securities Regulation Law Journal. Sandra M. Ferrera of Meland, Russin, Hellinger & Budwick in Miami was elected to the board of directors of the Cuban American Bar Association. Jay A. Steinman of Carlton Fields in Miami was named chair of the South Dade YMCA for 2005. David N. Tolces of Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on the practical applications of annexation, land use, and environmental law at a National Business Institute sponsored seminar. Amy E. Furness of Carlton Fields in Miami was elected as a trustee of the Dade Heritage Trust. Scott D. Makar of the Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville is the incoming chair of the Florida Supreme Court’s Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Civil). Richard B. Comiter of Comiter & Singer in Palm Beach addressed the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Comiter’s topic was “Effectively Using Limited Liability for Tax and Asset Protection Planning.” John P. Cardillo of Naples was appointed to serve a six- year term on the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. Kim Sands of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max participated in the ABA Litigation Section’s annual conference on Insurance Coverage. Russell S. Buhite of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected to the board of trustees for the Mid-Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Debbie M. Orshefsky of Greenberg Traurig in Ft. Lauderdale was recognized as “Woman of the Year 2005” by the 1000+ Club of the American Cancer Society. James B. Baldinger of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach recently co-chaired “A Lawyer’s Guide to Enterprise Security” series sponsored by the ABA’s Science and Technology Section CLE program. Baldinger served as a panelist and moderator. Thomas Topor of Holland & Knight was recently elected to a two- year term on the board of trustees of the City of Ft. Lauderdale, Police and Firefighters Retirement System.last_img read more

Inside Marketing: Let’s get digital

first_img continue reading » As I prepared to immerse myself in a digital marketing certification program a few months ago, I came across this statement on the university’s website: “Digital marketing is really a misnomer—there is no marketing today that is not digital.” This sentence could not ring any truer. I embraced this sentiment about three years prior when I set out to reposition my skills and experience for job opportunities in a new market and soon realized that what I knew about marketing was considered “traditional marketing.” Marketing, like so many other disciplines, has been flipped on its head in the digital era.With the real-time distribution of information today and consumers’ ability to get information on the go with the tap of a screen, making digital marketing a key part of your overall business strategy is no longer an option, but a requirement. For credit unions and other financial institutions, this reality has changed the buyer’s journey. Your members are making financial decisions based on information online, and they expect to be able to complete transactions that once required an in-branch visit on their mobile device at their convenience. According to a recent article on Think With Google titled “When People Are Ready to Invest, Digital Is Their First Stop,”“People are turning to digital very early in the research process. Many people are using it as a tool for learning which products and services are available. In fact, over half of online investors don’t even have a brand in mind when they start looking. That drives a rigorous online search process, with 86% of potential investors spending more than an hour researching online.”   Is your credit union engaging your members and potential members digitally? Are you visible when and where they’re doing their digital research? If the answer is no, why not? Digital marketing is a win-win; it’s not just important in building brand awareness and engaging with your current and potential members, but it’s also important in guiding your business decisions and achieving future goals. Yes, “traditional marketing” (print placements, TV/radio advertising, billboards, etc.) still has its place, especially for community-based institutions like credit unions, but there are many reasons why digital marketing deserves to play a vital role in your overall marketing strategy. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PREMIUMPLN secures 30 MW power supply deal from South Kalimantan iron miner

first_imgLog in with your social account Indonesia electricity PLN agreement Sebuku-Iron smelter South-Kalimantan Linkedin State-owned electricity company  PLN has signed a large power supply deal with a major iron mining company in South Kalimantan as the country’s largest power producer expands operations in mineral-rich regions ahead of an incoming tide of metal smelters.Under the agreement signed in Jakarta on Jan.31, PLN will provide 30 megawatt (MW) to an iron smelter owned by PT Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) on Sebuku Island in Kotabaru regency.However,  PLN will have to build a nearly 40 kilometer power grid to connect the smelter to the company’s distribution network in Kotabaru, South Kalimantan.In addition to SILO, which will become PLN’s second-largest buyer in the province, the electricity company also expects to secure contracts  to provide power to other mineral ore smelters under construction in the region. “The electricity … Google Facebook Topics : Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more