Evaluating the effects of ocean warming and freshening on the physiological energetics and transcriptomic response of the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna

first_imgIn the Southern Ocean, warming and freshening are expected to be prominent signals of climate change and the reduced ability of Antarctic marine organisms to cope with changing environmental conditions could challenge their future survival. The Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna is a macroinvertebrate of rocky ecosystems, which occurs in high densities in the shallow subtidal zone. Subtidal individuals were exposed to a combination of temperatures (1, 4, 8, 11, 14 °C) and salinities (20 and 30 psu) for a 60-day period. A drastic increment in mortality was observed with seawater warming, showing that N. concinna is highly stenothermal, with limited ability to survive at temperatures warmer than 4 °C, although there was some degree of acclimation at 4 °C and ambient salinity (30 psu). This study confirmed the stenohaline characteristic of this species, with mortality reaching 50% and lower scope for growth at low salinity (20 psu) even at the control temperature (1 °C). At the sub-cellular level, limpets’ low tolerance to out-of range salinity is illustrated by the activation of cell remodelling processes whereas the down-regulation of chaperones proteins and plasma membrane ATPase suggest that under the combination of warming and freshening N. concinna experiences a severe level of stress and devote much of its energy to somatic maintenance and survival. The drastic effect observed can be explained by its subtidal origin, an environment with more stable conditions. The surviving individuals at 1 °C and lowered salinity (20 psu) were either more tolerant or showing signs of acclimation after 60 days, but the combination of warming and freshening have a greater combined stress. Projections of climate change for end of the century for this part of the Antarctic can, therefore, result in a significant diminution of the subtidal population of N. concinna, affecting ecological interactions and diversity of the food web.last_img read more

Full-length Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick released

first_imgSeptember 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Full-length Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick released FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — They did it.Two days after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, sparked outrage across social media for being the face of Nike’s new ad campaign, the company has released the full two-minute long spot.“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” reads the ad, posted to Kaepernick’s Twitter account on Monday.As part of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, the Kaepernick ad was a preview to the full-length commercial set to air during the NFL regular season kickoff game Thursday night. Kaepernick, who was the first athlete to kneel during the “Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against black people and hasn’t played a game since 2016, tweeted the full video of the commercial on Wednesday.Other athletes featured in the campaign include tennis champion Serena Williams, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and pro-skateboarder Nyjah Huston.The ad prompted many people online to threaten to boycott the company, while some went so far as to throw out their Nike gear or burn it.“Nike’s campaign will generate both attention and discussion which is, arguably, one of its central aims,” Neil Saunders, managing director of data and analytics firm Global Data, previously told ABC News. “However, it is also a risky strategy in that it addresses, and appears to take sides on, a highly politicized issue. This means it could ultimately alienate and lose customers, which is not the purpose of a marketing campaign.”Yet, despite the backlash, the campaign has proven itself successful, receiving more than $43 million worth of media exposure in less than 24 hours, Bloomberg reported.NFL executive vice president of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore said in a statement on Tuesday, “The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity. We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities. The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”The commercial ends with Kaepernick saying, “So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they’re crazy enough.” As one of the world’s largest sports apparel companies, it seems Nike’s dream is crazy enough.Check out the full commercial below.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Eastern Washington, Idaho This Weekend

first_imgJunior forward, Australian national Mason Peatling (15.9 points, 7.2 rebounds per game) leads the Eagles with his fellow Aussie, senior Jesse Hunt (14.3 points, 8.5 rebounds per game) also excelling. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash.-Saturday, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds’ men’s basketball squad will play its third-straight road game at Eastern Washington followed by a fourth consecutive road contest at Idaho Monday. The Vandals score 69.2 points per game and surrender 73.7 points per contest. Eastern Washington is 6-13 (4-4 in conference play) on the season. The Thunderbirds are 9-9 (4-5 in Big Sky Conference play) after dropping consecutive games at Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona. Headed into Saturday’s home game against Northern Arizona, Idaho is 4-13 (1-7 in Big Sky play). Eastern Washington leads the overall series against the Thunderbirds 11-5. January 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Eastern Washington, Idaho This Weekend Written by Junior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (13.6 points per game) leads the Thunderbirds and junior guard Brandon Better (11.8 points per game) is the second-leading scorer for SUU. Tags: Big Sky Conference/Brandon Better/Cameron Oluyitan/Cameron Tyson/Eastern Washington Men’s Basketball/Idaho Men’s Basketball/Jesse Hunt/Mason Peatling/SUU Men’s Basketball/Trevon Allen The Eagles score 69.2 points per game and surrender 77.6 points per contest. They are outscored 1401-1398 on the season (outscored 77.8 points to 77.6 points per game). Junior guard Trevon Allen (14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds per contest) and freshman guard Cameron Tyson (13.1 points) continue to be Idaho’s statistical leaders. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Trump says Special Olympics will be funded

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said the administration will fund Special Olympics following a whirlwind of criticism this week over the White House’s budget proposal that had eliminated federal funding for the program.“The Special Olympics will be funded, I just told my people,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “I want to fund the Special Olympics and I just authorized funding of the Special Olympics.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement she was pleased with the president’s decision.“I am pleased and grateful the President and I see eye to eye on this issue and that he has decided to fund our Special Olympics grant. This is funding I have fought for behind the scenes over the last several years,” DeVos’ statement said.Prior to Trump’s comments on Thursday afternoon, DeVos faced more backlash at a hearing in the morning on Capitol Hill over the Trump administration’s proposal to cut federal funding for the Special Olympics. Despite Trump’s comments on Thursday afternoon, Congress is ultimately responsible for approving the budget that is proposed by the administration.In a heated back-and-forth with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., DeVos defended the administration’s “tough choices and decisions,” saying she did not personally approve the cuts, but forcefully pushed back against criticism.“Let’s not use disabled children in a twisted way for your political narrative,” DeVos said when answering questions from Sen. Durbin. “That is just disgusting and it’s shameful.”Durbin, in response, said the proposed cut was “shameful.”“I am not twisting it, I asked you to answer yes or no, and you said you did not personally approve this,” Durbin said.DeVos told the committee that she loved the Special Olympics and had contributed a portion of her salary to the organization.Durbin went on to criticize decision-makers at the Office of Management and Budget, saying, “Whoever came up with that idea at OMB gets a Special Olympic gold medal for insensitivity.”DeVos has faced significant backlash this week over part of the administration’s budget proposal that would eliminate $17.6 million for the Special Olympics. The full budget proposed a decrease of $7.1 billion for education funding overall.The proposal to cut funding for the Special Olympics has been part of past Trump administration budget proposals. The chances that the budget will get passed as it is in this first iteration is highly unlikely.Following Trump’s announcement that he would fund the Special Olympics, second lady Karen Pence also tweeted a thank you to the President.“Thank you, Mr. President! Love the @SpecialOlympics!” she wrote.On Wednesday, the chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., issued a statement saying that the subcommittee would “not cut funding for the program.”“I’m a longtime supporter of Special Olympics and proud that Missouri is home to the largest Special Olympics training facility in the world,” Sen. Blunt wrote. “I was just at the World Games and saw, as I have many times before, what a huge impact the organization has on athletes, their families, and their communities. Our Department of Education appropriations bill will not cut funding for the program.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img March 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Trump says Special Olympics will be fundedlast_img read more

Penn State football coach blasts alumni letter that criticized player’s hair

first_imgOctober 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Penn State football coach blasts alumni letter that criticized player’s hair FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.) — After a Penn State football player received a critical letter from a Nittany Lion alum, the team’s coach denounced the remarks and took the opportunity to boast about the player’s character as a student, athlete and person.“Jonathan Sutherland is one of the most respected players in our program,” Franklin said at his weekly news conference, according to ESPN. “He’s the ultimate example of what our program is all about. He’s a captain, he’s a dean’s list honor student, he’s confident, he’s articulate, he’s intelligent, he’s thoughtful, he’s caring and he’s committed.”Franklin continued, “He’s got two of the most supportive parents, and I would be so blessed if my daughters would marry someone with his character and integrity one day.”Sutherland shared a photo on Twitter Tuesday of the letter he received from Dave Petersen, who critiqued his dreadlocks, appearance and demeanor. Written by my teammate got this in the mail today, and tbh Im at a lost for words.. I also have locs, Tats, and NFL dreams too, these messages can not be tolerated, this was extremely inappropriate, racially biased, and selfish to feel like you even have a right to send this message #WeAre pic.twitter.com/DPTp9Km9yt— ㅤ (@CjHo1mes) October 7, 2019Since the national public attention and backlash to his letter, Petersen spoke with The Tribune-Democrat and said that a racist message “was not the intent at all.”“I would just like to see the coaches get the guys cleaned up and not looking like Florida State and Miami guys,” he told the Tribune-Democrat.He added that his letter, “wasn’t threatening or anything. I was just disgruntled about some of the hairdos that we’re seeing. You think of Penn State as a bunch of clean-cut guys. And you do see so many who are clean cut. But the tattoos and the hair — there are a lot of guys with hair coming down their backs and it just looks awful. And it’s the same for the NFL and NBA, too.”The university strongly condemned the letter’s message in a reply on Twitter and a university spokesperson told ESPN that school officials stand behind their student-athletes.“At Penn State we strive to create an atmosphere that promotes inclusivity and respect,” the spokesperson said. “The well-being of students, faculty and staff members is the university’s priority. As part of this, Penn State provides a range of assistance and resources for students and employees, and we encourage any community member who needs support to reach out.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img pic.twitter.com/9DmM0Cs9Fh— Jonathan Sutherland (@jay_suth) October 8, 2019In the letter, Petersen wrote, “Though the athletes of today are certainly superior to those in my days; we miss the clean cut young men and women from those days. Watching the Idaho game on TV we couldn’t help but notice your — well — awful hair.”“Surely there must be mirrors in the locker room! Don’t you have parents or [a] girlfriend who’ve told you those shoulder length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive,” the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, resident wrote.In the same tweet, Sutherland penned his own response to Petersen that took the high road and encouraged others to embrace what makes them different.“Although the message was indeed rude, ignorant, and judging, I’ve taken no personal offense to it because personally, I must respect you as a person before I respect your opinion,” the sophomore safety said. “At the end of the day without an apology needed, I forgive this individual because I’m nowhere close to being perfect and I expect God to forgive me for all the wrong I’ve done in my life.”Sutherland, 21, cited Colossians 3:13 — “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone” — to further point to forgiveness and thanked everyone who reached out to show him support.“Let this be one of the many examples to us that in the year 2019, people of different cultures, religions and ethnicities are still being discriminated against and it needs to stop,” he wrote.One of Sutherland’s teammates, C.J. Holmes, 21, shared a photo of the letter and said “these messages cannot be tolerated” calling it “extremely inappropriate, racially biased and selfish.” Beau Lundlast_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts College of Idaho Friday

first_imgOctober 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts College of Idaho Friday Tags: College of Idaho/UVU Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Friday, Utah Valley men’s basketball hosts NAIA foe College of Idaho to commence their season with this exhibition at the UCCU Center.This season promises to be a rebuilding campaign for the Wolverines, who were 25-10 in 2018-19 and 12-4 in WAC play.Under new head coach Mark Madsen, the Wolverines return only 21 percent of their scoring from last season.Junior guard Isaiah White (8.5 points, 4.4 rebounds per game) and senior guard T.J. Washington (7.7 points, 2.2 rebounds per game) are Utah Valley’s leading returners.Utah Valley welcomes 11 new student-athletes to the roster. They include Oklahoma State transfer, redshirt guard Brandon Averette, Boise State transfer, redshirt junior guard-forward Casdon Jardine and Fordham transfer, Turkish national redshirt junior guard Cavit Ege Havsa.The Wolverines are 58-0 all-time against non-Division I opponents as they host the Yotes.College of Idaho played at Utah State Wednesday, falling 103-66 to the Aggies at the Spectrum.Senior guard Nate Bruneel posted 12 points on 4-6 shooting for College of Idaho to lead the Yotes in the loss at Logan.The Wolverines officially commence their season November 5 against NCAA Division II foe Westminster of Salt Lake City at the UCCU Center. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Yankees pitcher Germán suspended 81 games for domestic violence violation

first_imgJanuary 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Yankees pitcher Germán suspended 81 games for domestic violence violation Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailElsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán for 81 games for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday.The suspension includes the nine regular season games Germán missed when he was placed on administrative leave on Sept. 19, as well as the Yankees’ postseason games. That leaves 63 games to be served on Germán’s suspension.The league has yet to disclose what caused the violation.The Yankees issued a statement on the suspension, expressing support for Commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision.“We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo Germán,” the statement said. “Domestic violence – in any form – is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society.” Germán will not appeal the suspension, according to MLB’s announcement. He will make a contribution to Sanctuary for Families, a New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to aiding victims of domestic violence.For violating the league’s domestic violence policy, Germán will also have to go through a “comprehensive evaluation and treatment program.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Statement from the New York Yankees regarding MLB’s discipline of Domingo Germán: pic.twitter.com/huqHbYnJPA— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 2, 2020 Beau Lundlast_img read more

After 1st loss, No. 14 BYU looks to bounce back against SDSU

first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Football Written by December 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local After 1st loss, No. 14 BYU looks to bounce back against SDSU Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBYU tries to regroup after watching their undefeated season come up a yard short in a loss at No. 11 Coastal Carolina last weekend.The Cougars were stopped at the 1 yard line as time expired in a 22-17 loss.They close out the regular season by hosting the Aztecs, a team that beat them 13-3 last season. San Diego State will be looking for its first win in Provo since 2000. The game can be heard on KSVC 980 AM & 100.5 FM in central and south central Utah.last_img read more

Kansas Jayhawks part ways with head football coach Les Miles

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — Les Miles will no longer serve as the University of Kansas’ head football coach, the school announced on Monday.In a statement, the university said both sides have mutually agreed to part ways. The separation, effective immediately, comes after Miles was placed on administrative leave over allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward female students.“I am extremely disappointed for our university, fans and everyone involved with our football program,” Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement. “There is a lot of young talent on this football team, and I have no doubt we will identify the right individual to lead this program.”Long said the Jayhawks “will begin the search for a new head coach immediately with an outside firm to assist in this process.” In the meantime, Mike DeBord will serve as the acting head coach.Miles reacted to his ouster, saying in a statement that it was a “difficult day for me and for my family.”“I love this university and the young men in our football program. I have truly enjoyed being the head coach at KU and know that it is in a better place now than when I arrived,” Miles said. “To our student-athletes, I want you to remember that you came to play for KU and earn a degree here. So, I implore you to stay and build on what we started and do all of the things we talked about doing together. There is a bright future for all of you and for KU Football.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 9, 2021 /Sports News – National Kansas Jayhawks part ways with head football coach Les Miles Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

E.ON signs deal with MVM Magyar Villamos Művek and Opus Global

first_img Image: E.ON has signed framework agreement with MVM Magyar Villamos Művek Zrt. and Opus Global Nyrt. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel from Pixabay. E.ON SE completed the acquisition of RWE’s 76.8% stake in innogy. This transaction is a major step in our  goal to become a company that shapes the future of energy with a visionary focus. Customers are at the centre of the new, decentralised energy world, those companies that best understand the customer and have the innovative edge will prevail. The new E.ON has a clear focus on intelligent networks and customer solutions, achieving a favourable position to become one of the innovative drivers of the energy transition in Europe and responds to the needs of nearly 50 million of its European customers. The company provides more than 70,000 professionals with jobs and exciting career options and offers shareholders attractive value and growth prospects.The new E.ON HungáriaToday we are announcing a series of agreements including a strategic asset swap which pave the way for the foundation of a new E.ON Hungária group, a company that will play an active part in the implementation of the national energy strategy of Hungary, offering smart, affordable and sustainable solutions as well as outstanding customer experience to all our Hungarian customers.Being an integral part of the international E.ON Group and sharing its vision, E.ON Hungária will continue to focus its activities on providing customer-focused innovative and convenient energy solutions and on operating intelligent power and gas distribution networks, contributing to the well-being and the competitiveness of Hungarian people and economy.Agreements and transaction stepsOn 18 September 2019, E.ON SE acquired a controlling stake in innogy SE. innogy is present on the Hungarian market as the majority shareholder of ELMU Nyrt. (“ELMU”) and ÉMÁSZ Nyrt. (“ÉMÁSZ”). On 2 October 2019, E.ON Hungária acquired the 27% stake held by EnBW in ELMU and ÉMÁSZ.On 3 October 2019, an umbrella agreement was signed between E.ON Beteiligungen GmbH, the sole shareholder of E.ON Hungária, and MVM Magyar Villamos Muvek Zrt. (a shareholder of ELMU Nyrt. and ÉMÁSZ Nyrt.) (“MVM”), and Opus Global Nyrt (“Opus”). Under this agreement, E.ON intends to acquire the shares owned by MVM in ELMU and ÉMÁSZ followed by a series of other transactional steps that will create a balanced and optimised portfolio in Hungary that also enables the swift integration of innogy’s assets.In order to optimise its business portfolio and to create the basis for more geographically focused operations E.ON Hungária will further execute the following strategic transactions according to the terms and conditions of the umbrella agreement, which are conditional upon the usual regulatory approvals and in some cases the legal integration of ELMU and ÉMÁSZ into E.ON Hungária:Sale of E.ON Tiszántúli Áramhálózati Zrt. power distribution business to Opus;Sale of ÉMÁSZ Hálózati Kft. power distribution business to MVM;Sale of 50% stake in Budapesti Dísz-és Közvilágítási Kft. public lighting business to MVM;MVM to purchase 25% minority stake in E.ON Hungária as a financial investor.Following the signing of the umbrella agreement, E.ON Hungária will commence the preparation necessary for the planned transactions. The final elements of the agreement are expected to close in 2021. Source: Company Press Release E.ON Hungária to optimise business portfolio through strategic asset swap to secure balanced, robust business operations last_img read more