Seasonal fluctuations in microbial activity in Antarctic moss peat

first_imgThe Signy Island terrestrial reference sites epitomize unpolluted maritime Antarctic tundra. The extreme transition from the harsh Antarctic winter to the milder summer facilitates studies of the effects of freeze-thaw cycles on microbial activity in moss peat. Seasonal monitoring of peat oxygen uptake showed a transient spring peak at c. 0oC, attributed to microbial utilization of dissolved organic carbon (DOC). After a more gradual temperature-linked summer increase, autumnal freeze-thaw cycles stimulated a final pre-winter peak. The transient climaxes were associated with blooms of saccharolytic yeasts and microfungi. The bacterial population stabilized after a spring increase but then diversified as DOC became rate-limiting. Effects of pre-monitored spring freeze-thaw cycles on late-winter peat cores were simulated in a Gilson respirometer. In vitro perturbations demonstrated the regulatory effects of DOC availability, water content and temperature on peat respiration and microflora! composition. Comparative respirometry and loss in tensile strength of interred cotton strips showed a difference in decomposer activity beneath a relatively dry Polytrichum-Chorisodontium turf and a wet Cattiergon-Cephalozielta carpet. This was associated with water content and anaerobiosis. Cellulolysis accelerated during the growing season and increased with depth, despite anaerobic conditions. Estimates of annual bryophyte decomposition are presented for use in an Antarctic ecosystem model.last_img read more

Fomer Irish football player Louis Nix III found dead after being reported as missing

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSports WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – February 28, 2021 0 182 Facebook (“A row of tea candles” by Markus Grossalber, CC BY 2.0) A former Notre Dame football player and NFL defensive lineman was found dead three days after being reported as missing.The announcement from relatives of Louis Nix III came on Saturday, Feb. 27, after a vehicle was pulled from a retention pond in Jacksonville, Florida, near an apartment Nix was living.Nix played with the Irish as an offensive lineman from 2010 through 2013 before being drafted by the Houston Texans.Louis Nix, “Irish Chocolate,” we carry these memories until we see you again 🙏— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) February 28, 2021He made news late last year after he was shot during a robbery outside a Florida gas station. Nix posted a video-gone-viral moments after the shooting describing his injuries. Previous articleMan formally charged after shooting on Roosevelt St. in South BendNext articleMan, 19, wanted for murder in South Bend in police custody Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Fomer Irish football player Louis Nix III found dead after being reported as missinglast_img read more

Paxton Edward Gullion

first_imgPaxton Edward Gullion entered this life on Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of, William Edward “Billy” Gullion, Jr. and BrookLynn Rose Adkins. Paxton gained his angel wings and was taken to be in Heaven with all of the other little angels who were too good for Earth at 6:44 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paxton was on this Earth for exactly 9 days and 43 minutes. Keep revin’ it up in Heaven “Little Turbo.”Paxton will be deeply missed by his heartbroken parents, William Edward “Billy” Gullion, Jr. and BrookLynn Rose Adkins of Patriot, IN; his big sister, Shayliegh Ann Nicole Gullion of Patriot, IN; his maternal-grandparents, Stephanie Ogden and her fiancé, Jesse Jones of Patriot, IN and George Adkins and his wife, Nature of Patriot, IN; his paternal-grandmother, Kimberly Rusch of Hanover, IN; his maternal-great-grandparents, Floyd and Sherry Ogden of Lawrenceburg, IN and George and Mary Adkins of Patriot, IN; his paternal-great-grandmothers, Patricia Rusch of Crothersville, IN and Sandy Lewis of Madison, IN; his maternal-uncles, Bradley Adkins of Lawrenceburg, IN and Jack Ogden of Patriot, IN; his paternal-uncle, Josh Gullion of Hanover, IN; his paternal-aunts, Casey Gullion of Vevay, IN and McKenzie Gullion of Hanover, IN; his maternal-great-aunt, Dusty Ogden of Lawrenceburg, IN; his paternal-great-uncles, Christopher Gullion of Madison, IN, Matthew Gullion of Madison, IN, James Davis of Milton, KY, Benjie Rusch of Crothersville, IN; his paternal-great-aunts, Melissa Gullion of Deputy, IN, Michelle Gullion of Madison, IN, Rachel Gullion of Deputy, IN, Leah Rusch of Crothersville, IN and Angie Richardson of Milton, KY and his numerous cousins and other relatives.He was preceded in death by his paternal-grandfather, William Edward Gullion, Sr. died October 17, 2006; his parental-great-grandfathers, William Dale Gullion and Lewis Benjamin Rusch III.Memorial Services will be conducted Friday, January 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may call 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Paxton Edward Gullion Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Colorado woman charged in stepson’s death accused of plotting escape

first_imgA Colorado woman who is charged with first degree murder for the death of her 11-year-old stepson is now accused of plotting her escape from jail.Investigators say 36-year-old Letecia Stauch reached out to a fellow inmate for help to escape from the El Paso County Jail. She is accused of telling the inmate about her plans to use a broom handle to break the window in her cell, and that she had already measured herself to make sure she could fit through.Deputies say the fellow inmate told deputies about the plan and gave them notes from Stauch that asked for help. Investigators also found a note in Stauch’s cell with her daughter’s name on it telling her not to be afraid if the media reports that she is no longer in jail or is missing.Letecia Stauch reported Gannon Stauch missing on Jan. 27. She told police he never returned home after going to a friend’s house. Weeks later, investigators presumed the boy was dead and arrested the stepmother in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 2. The boy’s remains were found in Pace, on the Florida Panhandle. Investigators believe Stauch killed Gannon in his bedroom a few hours before reporting him missing. Evidence of blood was found in Gannon’s bedroom and Stauch’s SUV, according to an arrest affidavit. The document doesn’t describe a motive, but investigators said that based on her internet searches, it seems she was unhappily married and resentful of being treated as a babysitter for her stepchildren. Stauch is set to appear in court Friday.last_img read more

Break out the ice bags, Fight Night #2 Saturday at Rod & Gun Club

first_imgHosting a fight card is a lot of work for Pinero and Company.The ring used at the Rod and Gun Club is loaned to the club from Cranbrook.Invites go out to all the clubs in the region as well as in the province of BC and Idaho and Washington State.Then there’s the set up, take down, selling tickets and security.But as Pinero sees it, the hard work all pays off in the end.“I think we’re going in the right direction,” he said.“The feedback we received from all sectors of the community, from police to social workers to high school  . . . everybody is just super happy with the results that they’re seeing .  . . . Not talking about boxing here. I’m talking about kids having a direction and a bit of focus in their lives and turning things around.”Nelson boxer, Bhodi Cartland couldn’t agree more.Cartland admits he may have been on a collision course, but is happy to now have a focus — and that focus is boxing.“Boxing gave me a place where I felt I belonged . . . a better sense of being in the community through just not just hanging out with my friends at a coffee shop or getting “high” it gave me better feeling of self worth,” said Cartland, getting a chance to box again against Joe Armstrong of Kelowna.The first bout in May was halted when judges felt the two adult boxers was turning into a street-brawl.Nelson Fight Night #2 goes Saturday at the Rod and Gun Club. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the boxing club, Tribute Boardshop, Bia Boro Boutique and at the door.  Weigh in is at 4 p.m.First bout goes at 6 p.m. Boxing is coming back to Nelson.Actually the Nelson Boxing Club is flourishing very well, thank you very much, at its new digs in the basement under Pharmasave on Baker Street.So much that the club is preparing to host Nelson Fight Night #2, the second boxing card in less than a year Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.“It feels real good to be able to fight again in front of my home town,” Elias Martinez said during a break in training this week at the Nelson Boxing Club.“Ya, I can’t wait to get back in the ring,” said Bhodie Cartland when asked about stepping back into the ring for his third bout of the year.Saturday’s card has more 11 bouts scheduled said Nelson Boxing Club coach Jesse Pineiro.Six bouts have local fighters stepping into the ring —  Ryan Lewis, Reil and Elias Martinez, Bhodi Cartland, Jeff Emmett and Krishan Lysenko.“I feel a lot more confident for this fight than I did in May,” said the 12-year-old Martinez, who faces Aaron Madriaga of North Vancouver.“The last time I was pretty sick the week before the fight and didn’t have very much time to train.“This time I’m healthy and feel very comfortable,” added Martinez, who is 2-2 on the season.Boxers are attending from Cranbrook, Kelowna, Revelstoke, North Vancouver and Burnaby.last_img read more

Allardyce hails players after Palace victory

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesCrystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce said his side’s refusal to panic after going a goal down shocked Chelsea and was one of the main reasons for their 2-1 victory against the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge.The Blues led through a Cesc Fabregas strike but goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke earned the Eagles a fourth successive victory.“The response of the players after going a goal down was outstanding,” the former England boss said.“They didn’t let their heads go down which is what I saw when I first came.“The two goals shocked Chelsea and the resilient defending and the saves by the goalkeeper [Wayne Hennessey] were the reason why we won, albeit we spurned a couple of chances to get another goal. It was an outstanding performance and victory.“Our plan how we wanted to play has been one of the keys to why we won. But a plan can only work when players play to their best of their ability, which is the absolute maximum if you want to get something from a game against Chelsea.”See also:Chelsea beaten at home by PalaceTitle race far from over – ConteChelsea v Crystal Palace player ratings   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

LOOK: James Harden flaunts ripped physique ahead of new season

first_imgAside from his deadly shooting stroke, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is perhaps best known for his deceptive strength, often bullying his way to the paint and almost getting to the free throw line at will.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDespite already leading the NBA in total attempted and made free throws last season, the crafty left-hander continues to work on this aspect of his game, as he showed off his impressive gains inside the weight room.ADVERTISEMENT “Stay the course,” Harden captioned the post, which has received a lot of commendations from netizens.Yahoo Sports notes that the 27-year-old five-time All-Star gained about 15 pounds of muscle on his frame, to ease his transition back to the wings now that play-making savant Chris Paul has joined the team.Although it’s too soon to say, Harden’s bulkier build may further improve his spectacular durability, having only missed two games during the past three seasons.  /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES The 2017 NBA MVP runner-up posted a shirtless photo of himself on Instagram, highlighting a noticeably more chiseled physique during a workout session in Guangzhou, China. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:28Hurricane Dorian lashes South Carolina, Great Abaco Island00:59Pompeo rips into China, urges ASEAN to trust in US02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Baguio to NLEX in three-team shakeup View commentslast_img read more

League Wide: Million Dollar Assistants and the Future of the Big 12

first_img“I don’t disagree with the whole thought that it’s in our interest that the Big 12 succeed,” Boren said before telling reporters how famously OU gets along with conference rivals Oklahoma State and Texas. “So, no, we’re not desperate to go anywhere else … While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 10Horned Frogs Let’s take a look at some news around the league from this week. Million-Dollar MenTexas and Oklahoma became the first Big 12 schools to pay coordinators $1m plus this week.Just a day after Texas formally approved a record-setting $1 million annual salary for defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, Oklahoma countered Thursday with a contract making offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley the highest-paid assistant in the Big 12 and one of the tops in the country.Riley will be paid $1.3 million per season in a new three-year deal. [Austin American-Statesman]Two things stick out here, first: its interesting to see Texas finally start throwing their wallet around a little bit.Now, paying top-dollar for the former Houston defensive coordinator? Eh, not that splashy. It’d be more impressive to see them throw a stack of bills taller than the Texas bell tower at the Texas A&M defensive coordinator (or poach from someone).The Riley extension was a well-done, big boy move. The Sooners pay a premium and basically ensure that Riley will only leave for a better than average head coaching job.Stoops mentioned it’s been in the works for months, the timing feels a little responsive to their rival’s big payout to an assistant. Lord knows they’ve been a bit chippier than usual lately.Railroad from Raider LandIt’s hard to put a finger on what’s going on in Lubbock but a pair of receivers have left over the last few weeks.Texas Tech receiver Tony Brown announced he plans to leave Lubbock and transfer from Texas Tech via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.Brown is the second receiver to announce an intent to transfer after leading receiver from last year Jonathan Giles said he was leaving the program on April 28. [SportsDay]More troubling, a Texas Tech All-Transfer team is in the making. “I would just say that we’re, at this point in time, hoping the Big 12 will improve and succeed.” [TulsaWorld] Rebuilding the JayhawksForget Texas, apparently Kansas may be getting (a twinge) of buzz.I’m willing to make such a — cough — bold, risky statement based on the simple fact that, for the first time in quite a while, KU has options.Beaty has mined the transfer market for talent, and at least a few of his recent five-year recruits have shown promise. The result: some loose approximation of depth and position battles, particularly on an offense that has been destitute for years. [SBNation]We’ll spare you the details but a couple of Bama transfers on offense (wide receiver and tackle) to go with the Texas A&M transfer that followed David Beatty in Doug Meacham’s offense could mean something.They’ve had (somewhat) stingy defenses over the last few years but anemic offenses plagued hungry Kansas squads.center_img Gary Patterson (3): Patterson is in a similar situation as Dantonio. We all believe he’s a great coach, but he’s coming off a sub-par season. That recency bias has an effect on where he stands in these rankings, but his history suggests that he’s capable of another huge season with the Horned Frogs. [CBS Sports] In a perfect world: Texas Tech would be starting: Mayfield, Dauphine, Giles, Fehoko, Mitchell & Bethel in 2017. #WreckEm— Ben Rosas (@Benjamin_Rosas) May 11, 2017That’s a two-time Heisman finalist, a Biletnikoff finalist and four four-star recruits. When a coach is under pressure (as Kliff Kingsbury undeniably is), recruiting takes a toll. But internal exits?Could be anything. Generally it’s over playing time or discipline. Either way, impact players leaving heading into year five isn’t good.KingmakersIn CBS’ most recent ranking of Power Five coaches, the Big 12 found four within the top twelve. One was interesting. Not quite the reassurance Big 12 fans are looking for from one of their bell cows.The article looks at how the realignment will fire up a bit when the Big Ten’s media contracts expire in the early 2020’s. Concerning OU’s landing spot, here’s a good question.Key question: Oklahoma pres David Boren is 76. Will he hold the reins in 3-5 years, when/if (by his estimation, too) realignment cranks up?— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) May 12, 2017 Patterson threw the Frogs on his shoulders and carried them into the Big 12, securing the financial viability of the program for the immediate future.  But No. 10 in the country?Either way, Stoops was at sixth, Snyder at ninth, Patterson at tenth and Gundy rounded off the group at twelfth. It’s been said but this guys do it as well as anybody with very little NFL talent.No Place Like (A New) HomeOU and Texas are the Big 12’s trophy brands. Much ado is being made this off season about one of those school’s options.last_img read more

Neymar Sr. believes PSG star should undergo surgery

first_imgPSG ‘We cannot wait’ – Neymar Sr. believes PSG star should undergo surgery Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:14 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Olympique Marseille Aurelien Meunier PSG Ligue 1 PSG v Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille The star’s father urged PSG to act quickly in sending Neymar under the knife, as Brazil sweat on his fitness just months before the World Cup The father of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar claims that his son should undergo surgery on a foot injury, and implored the club to allow him to go under the knife as soon as possible. Neymar went down towards the end of PSG’s 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille on Sunday, with what was initially suspected to be a twisted ankle. Subsequent medical tests, however, showed that the Brazilian had additionally cracked a metatarsal bone , effectively ruling him out of PSG’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And while there has been some confusion over whether he would need surgical intervention on the problem , Neymar Sr. insisted that the forward must be allowed to go under the knife. “PSG already know they will not have Neymar for the next six to eight weeks,” he said in an interview with  ESPN . “The decision [to undergo surgery] lies with PSG and will be made as a team after the arrival of the Brazil national team doctor. “It is vital to make it quickly because we cannot wait. Surgery is the quickest way to accelerate the player’s recovery.” The news that Neymar will miss up to two months was greeted with consternation not just in Paris, but also in Neymar’s native Brazil. Selecao coach Tite delayed the announcement of his squad for friendly matches in March after learning of the injury, and if Neymar Sr.’s prognosis is accurate the forward will return to action as late as the beginning of May, just one month before the World Cup begins in Russia.Neymar has already suffered World Cup heartbreak in his career, having missed out on the semifinal of the 2014 edition in his homeland following an injury sustained in the quarterfinal against Colombia. He now faces a race against time to be at his best for next summer’s edition. Three-time world champions Pele had previously hailed the 26-year-old as a “superstar” and the best player in the world technically, while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was eager for the forward to be able to prove his fitness for the forthcoming last-16 meeting between the sides. News of Neymar’s plight, though, has not been greeted with universal sympathy. Marseille defender Jordan Amavi claimed that the forward was “looking for things” during last Sunday’s match.last_img read more