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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

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:— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 2, 2020 Beau Lundlast_img read more

USS Zumwalt Completes Generator Light-Off

first_imgDDG 1000 is 92 percent complete and currently in the test and activation phase of construction at General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works. The ship is successfully activating its fuel systems, advanced induction motors (AIM) and generators, with fuel onload and AIM light-off completed in July.“Light-off of DDG 1000’s generators is a critical step forward in the activation, test, and trials of the ship’s systems,” said Capt. Jim Downey, DDG 1000 program manager. “With deliberate and incremental test and activation, the DDG 1000 team is systematically retiring risk and preparing this highly complex ship for at-sea testing and eventual transfer to the fleet.”Test and activation of the ship’s systems will steadily continue, with activation of the ship’s computer system, the Total Ship Computing Environment planned for later this fall. Zumwalt will begin at-sea testing in 2015 off the coast of Maine and is expected to arrive in San Diego, in the 2016 timeframe for an extensive period of operational integration with the fleet.Upon entry into the fleet, Zumwalt-class destroyers will be multi-mission surface combatants designed to fulfill volume firepower and precision strike requirements.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Light-Off View post tag: USS Zumwalt USS Zumwalt Completes Generator Light-Off View post tag: completes Share this article The US Navy’s Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to make significant progress achieving key shipbuilding milestones, completing ship generator light-off Sept. 23 for the first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt. Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Zumwalt Completes Generator Light-Off September 26, 2014 View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: Generator View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Breaking News: Stan Levco Calls Current Prosecutor Nick Hermann Incompetent

first_imgStan Levco Calls Current Prosecutor Nick Hermann Incompetent The clearest example of his ineffectiveness was in the second round of jury selection. Mr. Hermann did not ask a single question to any of the 6 jurors on the second round.Jury selection is not only the first part of the trial, it may be the most important part of the trial. Competent trial attorneys know, “When you are picking a jury, the jury is picking an attorney.”I was astounded to discover he did not ask a single question of any of the 6 jurors in the second round and then accepted all of them without question to be on the jury. In my career, I’ve chosen well over 1,000 jurors and I believe I’ve asked all of them at least one question.I’ve taught jury selection to prosecutors nationally, to Indiana Prosecutors and as a Law Professor to law students in Bloomington. The concept of asking questions during jury selection is so fundamental that no competent attorney would fail to do so.Before he became a prosecutor, the Indiana Court of Appeals in a written opinion found Nick Hermann to be ineffective. Seven and a half years later nothing had changed. He’s still ineffective.Vanderburgh County deserves a Prosecutor who knows how to try a case. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare FOOTNOTE: This article was posted by the City-County Observer without, opinion, bias or editing. The above remarks were made at a 10:00 Press Conference called today by Mr. Levco. The not guilty verdicts in the Aleah Beckerle trial are a direct result of NickHermann’s incompetence. I don’t make this statement lightly.I agree with the Evansville Police Department’s assessment that there’s no need for further investigation. The police did their job. The problem was the prosecutor did not do his job.I’ve listened to the trial. The way Mr. Hermann tried this case and the way he selected-or more accurately-didn’t select the jury, proves he is incompetent.When I first started examining this case, what immediately struck me was how quickly it was tried. A jury was selected, and opening statements were completed before lunch on the first day. I’ve tried over 30 murder cases and I’ve never had a case where a jury was selected and opening statements were given before noon on the first day.When you examine the record of this trial, it seems like Mr. Hermann was more interested in getting it done quickly than getting it done right.The State listed 32 possible witnesses for trial to prove their case. Only 5 were called by Mr. Hermann. I don’t recall ever trying a murder case with as few as 5 witnesses.The State’s presentation of evidence only lasted about 4 hours. That is an exceptionally brief amount of time to present in such a serious case.last_img read more

Baker left distressed after overnight robbery

first_imgDarlington-based business Mowden Bakery has been raided by thieves who stole six charity boxes and the shop’s till in the early hours of Friday morning last week (7 October).Liz Stokell, owner of the bakery, was devastated as she found her shop window had been smashed by the burglars to gain access to the premises.The thieves took several charity boxes that were linked to causes including St Teresa’s Hospice and the Great North Air Ambulance.Stokell told the Northern Echo: “My husband came in to do the baking at around 5am and found glass smashed everywhere. They took the charity boxes and our till – how desperate they must be if they’re willing to do something like this.“It’s absolutely shocking that they’d steal those boxes, I just hope they need a charity one day and realise how important they are.”The family-run bakery had to pay £200 in repair costs and was adamant that the break-in would not affect the business in the long-run.“My mum opened this place in 1979 and we’ve just got to clean up and keep going,” said Stokell.“It’s pointless claiming the money from the insurance because of the excess and the impact it will have on future insurance costs.”In July, Glasgow-based baker Matt Fountain was distraught to find thieves made off with his company’s van.last_img read more

Charles and Camilla showcase bakeries on virtual UK food tour

first_imgThe Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall showcased the baking industry in a virtual food tour of the UK regions posted on their social media channels last week.The posts, which have had thousands of ‘likes’, look back on some of the couple’s “most appetising visits via a virtual taste tour of the United Kingdom”.The virtual tour starts in Scotland with a 2017 royal visit to the Blair Atholl Watermill, a working water mill dating back to 1590s, where stoneground oatmeal and flours are milled and sold.Representing England was Ginsters of Cornwall, which shared its recipe for its Cornish pasty with Her Royal Highness last year, during a reception to celebrate Ginsters’s 50th anniversary.The Prince of Wales 2004 visit to family-run Ditty’s Home Bakery in Castledawson, Northern Ireland was showcased as the virtual tour hit Northern Ireland last Thursday, with Clarence House sharing a recipe for Ditty’s traditional soda farls.The finale of the virtual tour, posted on September 4, was the royal couple’s 2015 visit to The Village Bakery in Wrexham, Wales (pictured). Their Royal Highnesses officially opened the company’s new bakery and Baking Academy and tried their hands at flipping Welsh cakes to ensure they browned on both sides.According to Village Bakery managing director Robin Jones, Village Bakery was thrilled and proud to be invited to join the virtual tour.During the visit they saw the Welsh Cakes production line in action and even had a go at flipping them.The Welsh Cakes are sold across the UK, and as far afield as Hong Kong, Singapore and the Far East.“I am particularly proud that the Village Bakery has been chosen to represent Wales as part of this virtual tour. It’s also fantastic recognition for our wonderful workforce who are the secret ingredient in the Village Bakery’s success,” said Jones.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces RÖCKJAVIK Iceland Residency

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has announced RÖCKJAVIK, a three-night residency in March 2020 that will see the band take over the stunning Eldborg Hall within the Harpa Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland. The upcoming run—set for March 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2020—falls during peak Northern Lights viewing season.RÖCKJAVIK will feature six sets of Umphrey’s McGee, as well as hand-picked support acts in one of Europe’s most celebrated venues. Eldborg Hall was designed as a world-class concert hall, with state-of-the-art acoustic technology that can be adjusted to performances, conferences, and lectures of all kinds. The hall’s design features make Eldborg a truly adaptable modern venue.Umphrey’s is offering up a “umVIP program”, which guarantees seating in the first 5 rows, and a meet-and-greet with the band on Saturday, March 21st including an open bar with traditional Icelandic canapes in the stunning Haaloft top-floor lounge inside Harpa. The package also includes an autographed concert poster by renowned artist Chuck Sperry, an exclusive merch item, mp3 downloads of all three shows, and more.The band will also offer a “umVIP Travel option”, which includes all of the above, plus accommodations at the Radisson Blu 1919, a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Reykjavik. The hotel is a five-minute walk to the Harpa Conference Center, allowing fans a convenient and stress-free vacation.A ticket pre-sale and umVIP on-sale will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at 10 a.m. (CST). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, May 31st at 10am CT.Head to Umphrey’s McGee’s RÖCKJAVIK event page for ticketing and more information on the upcoming event.last_img read more

Askwith Essentials: Learning to Change the World

first_imgOur motto at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is “Learn to Change the World,” and as part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, we are celebrating and showcasing HGSE’s global presence and educational opportunities that extend beyond Cambridge and Boston.What does learning to change the world look like? In this Askwith Forum, four faculty members will individually share their perspectives in dynamic, TED Talk-style presentations.Moderator and speaker:Fernando Reimers, Ed.M.’84, Ed.D.’88, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and director of the International Education Policy Program and of the Global Education Innovation Initiative, HGSEReimers pilots the Global Education Innovation Initiative, which strives to implement 21st-century skills in student curriculum worldwide. He also focuses on strategies to reach the 15 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. This semester, Reimers teaches Education Policy Analysis and Research in Comparative Perspective where students learn about the various actors and stakeholders in the education field.Speakers:Felipe Barrera-Osorio, associate professor of education and economicsFrom 2006, Barrera-Osorio worked at the World Bank as a senior economist until he joined HGSE in 2011. His research includes impact evaluation of education programs and student outcomes in various regions including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He has published several articles on various topics in his research, including Conditional Cash Transfer programs.Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Ed.D.’09, associate professor of educationDryden-Peterson’s research focuses on conflict and post-conflict settings in Sub-Saharan African and West African Diaspora communities in the United States and Canada. One of Professor Dryden-Peterson’s courses, Education in Armed Conflict, examines the various components of providing education in settings of armed conflict including stakeholders such as governments, NGOS, refugee communities. For the final project students must complete the “Narrative Project” in which they each interview someone who has come from a setting of armed conflict about how conflict has impacted their education.Dana McCoy, assistant professor of educationMcCoy’s research includes a variety of topics, including the impact of poverty-related risks and their influence on cognitive and social-emotional skills during early childhood; and the analysis of early intervention programs that are designed to help promote children’s executive skills and resilience capacity. McCoy performs her research both in the United States and abroad in countries such as Brazil, Tanzania and Zambia.For more information: read more

From the Road: Dell EMC Service Provider Team at Nokia SReXperts

first_imgWhat’s next?Let’s just revisit that “IaaS for NFV” concept one more time. The goals of this platform have to be more than technical – more than just building a common technology platform unified across disparate use-cases with an iterative, release-based delivery model that incorporates increasing amounts of open source componentry and “DevOps-style” tooling. It has to do more than account for the multiple technology directions the industry might take going forward.The infrastructure stack itself also has to adapt to changes in operational and business models, as well – and account for nuances in current and future procurement processes, operational models, software stacks, and buying paradigms (ie, the shift to consumption-based). To do this, vendors who target the network virtualization arena need to do so with more than just shiny technology, but also adapt their business practices to redefine the entire engagement model with telecommunications SP. At Dell EMC, that’s really the focus right now! Last week, I had an opportunity to speak at Nokia’s SReXperts event in Madrid, Spain, and share my views on the telco transformation, specifically around NFV. I gave views of where I thought the industry was trying to drive – towards a single, integrated platform for multiple use-cases. I called this “IaaS for NFV”.The industry “crossroads” is well-known and well-understood. Technology, operational, and business drivers for industry transformation – led by virtualization – have been a core subject area for the last several years, and even the basis for the original NFV whitepaper (2012). As reminder, this single underlying platform, delivered via new technology and operational tools, leveraging a combination of vendor and open source technologies, was the foundation for driving new business models and operational benefits.If the industry followed the vision espoused above, we would have seen a move from physical to virtual marked by multiple applications residing on shared underlying infrastructure, and eventually incorporated a transition from virtual functions in hypervisors to virtual functions in containers, and evolution of orchestration to increasingly leverage automation and scheduling of resources across hypervisor-based applications, container-based applications, and bare-metal applications. Maybe it would have looked something like this:So, did we hit the mark? Are we on path to hit the mark? Let’s discuss…A History of Network Virtualization in Telco (2012-Present)I view network virtualization as having gone through four iterations, or phases, in its maturity. Each of the phases were focused on answering a set of questions:Will it work? This phase led to the creation of ETSI NFV Working Group and various open source spin-offs, such as OPNFV. The output, of course, is a set of standards documents that number in the hundreds of pages in totality.How does it scale? This phase was marked by investments into evaluating how network functions in a virtual environment scaled, and eventually yielded open source projects, such as DPDK, that drastically accelerated packet process on x86.What are the economics? It turns out that it is difficult to evaluate the economics of an architecture, especially one as complex as NFV. As a result, the economic viability analysis has been focused on an initial set of use-cases, including Virtual CPE (and associated SD-WAN), Voice-over-LTE, and Virtual EPC (M2M and MVNO use-cases). The net result – lots of proof of concepts, field trials, and small scale deployments of use-case driven NFV.How is it operationalized (at scale)? Upon understanding the first three phases, the industry is now focused on bringing together vendor technology, open source technology, public and private cloud technology, and integrating them together with the same level of telemetry and service assurance capabilities as their physical counterparts, with increased automation.How The Phases To NFV Analysis Have Introduced Unforeseen DivergenceThe phased approach to NFV, and the tepid investments into operationalization, has put the industry at somewhat of a quagmire. Why? Because the focus initially on driving use-cases before abstracting a common operational model across these use-cases has resulted in a hybrid VNF appliance architecture. See here:What’s a VNF appliance? It appears to be the virtual instantiation of a former physical network function, relying on dedicated underlying infrastructure like its predecessor, with the exception of that underlying infrastructure being x86-based.Why is this an un-natural (or bad) state?The original path to a fully disaggregated, microservices-based architecture should have been linear – one that went through a hypervisor-driven approach as a means to learn a new networking paradigm that includes compute, virtualization, control- and user-plane separation, orchestration, automation, and eventually DevOps/NetOps principles in a sandboxed environment. The role of the hypervisor was as much to enable secure environments where engineering and operations organization could learn these skills with relatively lower risk of causing a network outage as much as it was a platform for shared resource utilization. By verticalizing network functions into VNF appliances, we have introduced another step in the journey towards operationalization.It’s Just Another Step. So What?As the industry seeks to incorporate increasing amounts of open source technology, the rate of technical innovation is accelerating. The Innovation Adoption Lifecycle is no longer a normal distribution, but instead is skewed left – more innovators and early adopters than ever before. Adding a step into the network virtualization journey serves to introduce and increased amount of confusion into the process, resulting in an uncertain mix of technologies (Containers, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Ansible, Mesos, etc.) that are close enough to production-ready but have not been at the forefront of the learning curve battling for mindshare against a set of technologies (Hypervisors, Openstack, MANO, etc.) that are now much better understood but starting to lose their “new and innovative” luster.last_img read more

Scandal! Ray Cooney’s Two Into One is Headed to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory

first_img View Comments Cooney’s notable works includes Move Over Mrs. Markham, Run for Your Wife, Out of Order, It Runs In the Family, Funny Money and Caught in the Net. A film adaptation of Run for Your Wife was released in 2013. Infidelity among the political elite? Surely not?! Ray Cooney’s classic 1984 farce on the subject, Two Into One, will begin performances at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory March 8 with opening night set for March 19. Directed by the playwright, the show will play a limited engagement through April 26. Two Into One will be designed by Paul Farnsworth, with lighting by Farnsworth and sound by Gregory Clarke. Casting will be announced in due course. Two Into One focuses on the infidelity of MP Richard Willey. It’s not a particularly good time to be a philandering Brit politician. Rupert Murdoch isn’t yet hacking phones and digging up dirt on members of the British government, but under famously prudish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher her government has adopted a puritanical platform. On the eve before voting on a bill that would outlaw pornography, everyone in Parliament is on their best behavior—everyone except Willey. While his colleagues prepare to debate, Willey is attempting to bed the Leader of the Opposition’s secretary in a London hotel. All ministerial aide George Pidgen has to do is book a hotel room for Willey to meet his mistress. But the bumbling assistant makes a series of disastrous mistakes, and extreme complications ensue in two adjoining suites.last_img read more