Spatial patterns of diversity in the sea: bryozoan species richness in the North Atlantic

first_img1. We have examined large-scale geographical patterns in species richness for continental shelf bryozoan assemblages in the North Atlantic. Bryozoans are common and often abundant benthic organisms, but they have not previously been examined at this scale of resolution. 2. Assemblage species richness was estimated by sample species richness. This was highest at intermediate depths (10–75 m) at all latitudes where there were sufficient data, but there was no statistically significant variation with depth for the overall data set (all latitudes pooled). Mean assemblage species richness showed no significant variation with latitude, although the highest individual values were generally from lower latitudes. There is thus as yet no convincing evidence for a latitudinal cline in the alpha diversity of North Atlantic bryozoans. 3. Pooling of data into bins of 10 degrees of latitude, or into biogeographic provinces, to estimate regional species richness revealed significant undersampling. Two independent techniques to correct for this undersampling revealed a latitudinal cline in the regional species richness of North Atlantic bryozoans, with a peak around 10–30°N, and a steady decrease in richness north to 80°N. 4. Two measures of beta diversity (Whittaker and Jaccard) revealed relatively high turnover, presumably related to habitat heterogeneity within regional bins or to significant environmental variation across bins. There was a tendency for beta diversity to be higher at lower latitudes, as would be expected from a combination of a latitudinal cline in regional diversity with a mean assemblage species richness invariant with latitude. Null models were used to clarify the expected relationship between the two measures of beta diversity, and these indicated a strong influence of species-abundance structure in the North Atlantic bryozoan data.last_img read more

BBC1 in search for bakers for new series

first_imgTV producers are looking for a baker and their family to take part in a new programme, labelled a “living history experience” for BBC1.The makers of Edwardian Country House, Who Do You Think You Are? and New Tricks will start filming this summer in a modern-day market town high street.The baker and their family will join other shopkeepers in a parade of shops that will be completely kitted out as they would have been in Victorian Britain – using a Victorian bread oven. Each family will then run their shop as authentically as possible in other key eras of British history, including Edwardian, World War Two, the 1950s and the 1970s.Production company Wall to Wall said it should appeal to those family bakers who were interested in exploring previous generations’ work or those who would be up for the challenge of dealing with ration books and good old-fashioned service. It added that bakers shouuld ideally have at least two children between the ages of eight and 18. Anyone interested in taking part would have to relocate to the town for about eight weeks and be able to reflect on the highs and lows of their experience.For more details contact Michael Fraser on 020 7241 9349, or email [email protected]last_img read more

Donations of deer meat being accepted to help feed the hungry

first_img Previous article10,000 fans allowed for Harvest GP Weekend at Indy Motor Speedway in OctoberNext articleMichigan officials worry they won’t get an accurate Census count 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. Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest (“deer hunting day2 (19)” by M&R Glasgow, CC BY-ND 2.0) Deer season is approaching in Indiana. As such hunters are eager to get their hands on some fresh deer meat.But, sometimes you get your fill and you have some meat leftover, or you don’t want any of the meat at all. Hoosiers Feeding The Hungry executive director Deb Treesh suggests donating any deer meat you don’t want to help feed struggling families.“We try to get the hunters to donate deer to local processors,” she told Indiana Outdoors. “The processors will grind it up and it up in one to two-pound packages. We pay the processing fee and all that meat goes to people who are in need.”Treesh said they are able to pay those processing fees through the Sportsman Benevolence Fund from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.“This year especially, there’s a lot of people that need food, because of the whole COVID and us being shut down and everything,” Treesh added. “These are families that just need a little bit of help for a little bit of time until they get back on their feet.”She said this year is especially challenging with many people still dealing with struggles brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Treesh said any protein-based foods, like deer meat, are the hardest types of food for food banks to come by.Treesh said the average deer that hunters kill will account for about 200 meals worth of meat. To figure out where you can find a meat processor that takes in donated deer meat, visit www.hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org. IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitter Donations of deer meat being accepted to help feed the hungry Twitter By Jon Zimney – September 20, 2020 0 221 Google+last_img read more

Honduran Armed Forces Pave the Way for a Boost in Tourism

first_img“The airport connects the triangle,” analyst and columnist Juan Ramón Martínez said, referring to the Lenca Trail, the Maya Trail, and Roatán. “The Military engineers did a great job, they worked nonstop to have the airport up and running as soon as possible. It will facilitate the movement of people. Whereas a tourist chose only one destination before, to avoid the hassle of abandoning their convenience for more difficult and lengthy travel arrangements, they can now visit two or three places in one day, if that’s what they want. It was the great collaboration between the government and the Armed Forces that made it possible.” The benefits of these projects are already apparent. For example, the airstrip in Copán will dramatically increase of the flow of visitors for the remainder of 2015. The new Río Amarillo (Yellow River) Airport is open for business. Built by the First Battalion of Engineers, who were led by Colonel José Hilario Leiva, the facility is located 20 minutes from Copán Ruins Archaeological Park in the department of Yoro. Construction began in 2014, and the $4 million dollar effort concluded after eight months of work. “The work of the members of the Battalion of Engineers was crucial. Because the Batallion of Engineers carried out the project, we saved the country more than 35 percent of what it would have cost to build with an outside private company,” added Emilio Silvestri, the director of the Honduran Institute of Tourism. Silvestri took a 50-minute test flight between the capital, Tegucigalpa, and Río Amarillo. “For us the runway represents the take-off that we had been waiting for, economically, commercially, and socially, as now we will be able to establish ties with the people of friendly nations who come to visit us,” said Santa Rita Mayor Sergio Portillo. Community eagerly awaits benefits of airport The benefits of these projects are already apparent. For example, the airstrip in Copán will dramatically increase of the flow of visitors for the remainder of 2015. “We will accomplish our dream to be at the helm in all the region,” President Hernández said before the opening ceremony in Copán. Now that the airport has been opened, many more people will be able to fly between several cities and other locations. Local residents are excited about the positive and social impact the airport will generate. “For us the runway represents the take-off that we had been waiting for, economically, commercially, and socially, as now we will be able to establish ties with the people of friendly nations who come to visit us,” said Santa Rita Mayor Sergio Portillo. “The work of the members of the Battalion of Engineers was crucial. Because the Batallion of Engineers carried out the project, we saved the country more than 35 percent of what it would have cost to build with an outside private company,” added Emilio Silvestri, the director of the Honduran Institute of Tourism. Silvestri took a 50-minute test flight between the capital, Tegucigalpa, and Río Amarillo. Connecting different regions by improving infrastructure Now that the airport has been opened, many more people will be able to fly between several cities and other locations. Local residents are excited about the positive and social impact the airport will generate. Community eagerly awaits benefits of airport The same week Río Amarillo was completed, the Armed Forces picked up its machinery from Copán and headed to Tela to rebuild that runway. Tela is a port in the Caribbean where people flock to year-round for its white sand and palm-lined, seemingly endless beaches. In Tela, military engineers are expanding the deteriorated airstrip by 1,640 feet to bring the completed concrete infrastructure to 5,249 feet. And just like they did in Copán, they will build a terminal, hangars, and a parking area, in addition to the runway. “The airport connects the triangle,” analyst and columnist Juan Ramón Martínez said, referring to the Lenca Trail, the Maya Trail, and Roatán. “The Military engineers did a great job, they worked nonstop to have the airport up and running as soon as possible. It will facilitate the movement of people. Whereas a tourist chose only one destination before, to avoid the hassle of abandoning their convenience for more difficult and lengthy travel arrangements, they can now visit two or three places in one day, if that’s what they want. It was the great collaboration between the government and the Armed Forces that made it possible.” More airports will be built CM Airlines and Transportes Aéreos de Guatemala were the first two passenger carriers to request permission to operate from the airport and to fly to and from Tegucigalpa, as well as from San Pedro Sula and Roatán, three times a week. The Military engineers are working hard to fulfill President Hernández’s vision of improving the country’s transportation infrastructure. More airports will be built The work of the First Battalion of Engineers extends beyond the airport. The engineers have contingents working on projects in every part of Honduras. These efforts include the construction of an airport in Choluteca, in the southern region of the country; an airport in Catacamas, located to the east; and an airport in Trujillo, on the northern coast. In April, the Armed Forces completed an airport in Celaque, Lempira Department. What Honduras did not have until March was an airport where tourists interested in visiting the ruins could land. Now it does, thanks to the hard work of the Honduran Armed Forces. The airport will connect both the Lenca Trail and the Maya Trail with Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, an archipelago Honduras owns in the Caribbean Sea, to increase tourism between the insular department and the mainland. The islands have long been popular destinations for tourists from all over the world, especially those interested in first-quality diving, but direct access to the Mayan ruins from the islands was non-existent. “We will accomplish our dream to be at the helm in all the region,” President Hernández said before the opening ceremony in Copán. The new Río Amarillo (Yellow River) Airport is open for business. Built by the First Battalion of Engineers, who were led by Colonel José Hilario Leiva, the facility is located 20 minutes from Copán Ruins Archaeological Park in the department of Yoro. Construction began in 2014, and the $4 million dollar effort concluded after eight months of work. Hernández has been advocating for the airport since at least 2007, when he was a congressman and introduced a bill to declare the “Ruta Lenca” (Lenca Trail) a national priority. The Lenca Trail is a 76-mile route connecting Santa Rosa de Copán to La Esperanza, in the department of Intibucá, along which travelers get to enjoy quaint villages, colonial architecture dating back to the 1600s, and colorful markets filled with clay pottery and textile handiwork made by members of one of Honduras’ largest indigenous groups, the Lencas. “We are expecting an influx of 180,000 tourists from Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Central America,” Silvestri told reporters. That would be “almost double what we receive annually in Copán.” “This is only one of several locations in which we will be improving infrastructure,” President Hernández said in his speech inaugurating the airport on March 10. “These works will be paired with the construction and improvement of highways as well.” The same week Río Amarillo was completed, the Armed Forces picked up its machinery from Copán and headed to Tela to rebuild that runway. Tela is a port in the Caribbean where people flock to year-round for its white sand and palm-lined, seemingly endless beaches. In Tela, military engineers are expanding the deteriorated airstrip by 1,640 feet to bring the completed concrete infrastructure to 5,249 feet. And just like they did in Copán, they will build a terminal, hangars, and a parking area, in addition to the runway. Honduras takes pride in having the largest inscribed text of the Mayan civilization: 1,800 individual glyphs on the Hieroglyphic Staircase in Copán, declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1980. The high-relief artwork the ancient Mayans created in Copán is second to none in the Maya world. The work of the First Battalion of Engineers extends beyond the airport. The engineers have contingents working on projects in every part of Honduras. These efforts include the construction of an airport in Choluteca, in the southern region of the country; an airport in Catacamas, located to the east; and an airport in Trujillo, on the northern coast. In April, the Armed Forces completed an airport in Celaque, Lempira Department. What Honduras did not have until March was an airport where tourists interested in visiting the ruins could land. Now it does, thanks to the hard work of the Honduran Armed Forces. The airport will connect both the Lenca Trail and the Maya Trail with Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, an archipelago Honduras owns in the Caribbean Sea, to increase tourism between the insular department and the mainland. The islands have long been popular destinations for tourists from all over the world, especially those interested in first-quality diving, but direct access to the Mayan ruins from the islands was non-existent. By Dialogo April 30, 2015 The airport’s hydraulic concrete runway measures 4,593 feet and has additional 490-feet buffers on each side. “This airstrip has a capacity to receive airplanes of 40 to 50 passengers,” explained Corps of Engineers Major Óscar Soler Soto, who was in charge of the construction. Connecting different regions by improving infrastructure CM Airlines and Transportes Aéreos de Guatemala were the first two passenger carriers to request permission to operate from the airport and to fly to and from Tegucigalpa, as well as from San Pedro Sula and Roatán, three times a week. Hernández has been advocating for the airport since at least 2007, when he was a congressman and introduced a bill to declare the “Ruta Lenca” (Lenca Trail) a national priority. The Lenca Trail is a 76-mile route connecting Santa Rosa de Copán to La Esperanza, in the department of Intibucá, along which travelers get to enjoy quaint villages, colonial architecture dating back to the 1600s, and colorful markets filled with clay pottery and textile handiwork made by members of one of Honduras’ largest indigenous groups, the Lencas. The airport’s hydraulic concrete runway measures 4,593 feet and has additional 490-feet buffers on each side. “This airstrip has a capacity to receive airplanes of 40 to 50 passengers,” explained Corps of Engineers Major Óscar Soler Soto, who was in charge of the construction. The Military engineers are working hard to fulfill President Hernández’s vision of improving the country’s transportation infrastructure. Honduras takes pride in having the largest inscribed text of the Mayan civilization: 1,800 individual glyphs on the Hieroglyphic Staircase in Copán, declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1980. The high-relief artwork the ancient Mayans created in Copán is second to none in the Maya world. “This is only one of several locations in which we will be improving infrastructure,” President Hernández said in his speech inaugurating the airport on March 10. “These works will be paired with the construction and improvement of highways as well.” “We are expecting an influx of 180,000 tourists from Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Central America,” Silvestri told reporters. That would be “almost double what we receive annually in Copán.” I like this news report on my country, Honduras.But we have an accusation of corruption in our country, unlike anything we’ve had for a long time, and I don’t see any reports on the IHSS scandal.I hope you provide coverage.Thank youlast_img read more

Novak Djokovic has mixed emotions about ending 2020 as world No 1 | Tennis News

first_imgNovak Djokovic equalled the feat of Pete Sampras by ending the year as No 1 for a sixth time Novak Djokovic says he feels for many people in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic as he begins his quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title when he takes on Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in the Tokyo Group Last Updated: 16/11/20 11:13am Novak Djokovic has mixed feelings about ending a “strange year” as the world No 1 for a sixth time after the season was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.Djokovic won a record-extending eighth Australian Open as well as a record 36th Masters title in Rome, winning four titles in all en route to the year-ending No 1 ranking.The 33-year-old has a 39-3 record in a season that saw numerous tournaments suspended or cancelled between March and August due to the coronavirus outbreak.- Advertisement – Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/tennis, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports – on the go! Available to download now on – iPhone & iPad and Android “Obviously, I’m super proud of it, but I have mixed emotions because of what’s going on in the world,” Djokovic told the ATP Tour website.“I can’t be ignorant to that, although I have achieved one of the biggest goals in sport. I feel for many people in the world going through hardship and my heart goes out to them.”- Advertisement – Novak Djokovic equalled the feat of Pete Sampras by ending the year as No 1 for a sixth time
Novak Djokovic equalled the feat of Pete Sampras by ending the year as No 1 for a sixth time

Antique to give P1-M financial aid to quake-hit Cotabato

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The provincialgovernment here allotted a P1-million financial assistance to the earthquakevictims in North Cotabato.     “Although the earthquake was also feltin other parts of Mindanao but North Cotabato was the hardest hit province,”Train added, saying the resolution will be forwarded to the provincial board forapproval on their regular session tomorrow.    A structure was destroyed during an earthquake that hit Makilala, North Cotabato last month. BAYAN NG MAKILALA FACEBOOK PAGE/ABS-CBN NEWS PDRRM officer Broderick Train said theMakilala town in North Cotabato suffered a lot due to the 5.6-magnitudeearthquake last July 9 and the 6.3 tremor on Oct. 16 – which affected thelivelihood of the residents.    center_img The Provincial Disaster Risk Reductionand Management Council (PDRRMC) here on Monday approved the allocation – whichwill be taken from the PDRRM fund. Once approved, the provincialgovernment of North Cotabato could receive the donation.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Saint-Etienne captain Perrin retires days after Mbappe clash

first_img Read Also: Chelsea fans demand Benrahma signing after Brentford play-off display The club said earlier this week that Perrin would “take on responsibilities” in the future. The club paid tribute on its website to this “exemplary captain”, who “will leave the mark of a person of integrity and a talented footballer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A DecadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19These Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loic Perrin, who played his entire career with his home-town club Saint-Etienne, announced on Thursday that he was retiring. The 34-year-old’s final apparance was in the French Cup final last Friday when he was sent off for a foul on Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain as Saint-Etienne lost 1-0. “Even if I was hoping for another end, I am happy and proud of my career during these 17 seasons as a professional footballer, with ups and downs but always giving the maximum of myself,” Perrin posted on Instagram on Thursday. The defender joined Saint-Etienne at the age of 12 and went on to play 470 matches for the club and captain the team for more than a decade. He was called into the France squad on a couple of occasions but never won a cap. “It is with great emotion that I announce that I played my last match with my club ever last Friday in the final of the French Cup,” he said.Advertisement Loading… “A page is turning but my story with the ASSE is not yet finished,” he wrote.last_img read more

MMH seeks seamstresses; announces face mask donation program

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Margaret Mary Health is looking for seamstresses or anyone with a sewing machine to assist with making cloth face masks for patients and their families.The hospital is providing instructions for how to make masks on their website.In Batesville, donations can be dropped off from noon to 5 p.m. at Miss Shannon’s Music Studio, 121 Shopping Village, Suite A. In Versailles, donations can be dropped off at The Quilter’s Nook, 82 Hill St., on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.“For volunteers who have already made face masks that don’t follow the specifications outlined on the website, those donations are still appreciated,” the hospital stated in the press release. More information is available by contacting Mary Dickey at mary.dickey@mmhealth.org .last_img read more

3 friends beaten, shot to death while getting ready to fish at Florida lake

first_imgOn Friday, three Florida friends were planning to go fishing late Friday evening, but things took a turn they were found dead after one of them attempted to call his father for help, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news conference.“These folks appear to be beaten and shot,” the sheriff said. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life and this ranks among the worst I’ve been to.”The sheriff’s office identified the three victims as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27. Judd said officers believe there were likely multiple suspects.One of the victims, likely Tillman, arrived at the scene first and was killed when the two other victims arrived in a pickup truck, the sheriff said.“They were shot up,” he said. “But here’s what the murderers didn’t count on: that one of our victims, Brandon Rollins, was able to call his father, and say ‘help.’”Rollins’ father was sleeping at home about 10 minutes away and drove to the scene as soon as he got the call, Judd said. But after leaving his cell phone at home, he drove back to a local convenient store to ask for help.Rollins’ father arrived and found his son, who was still alive and able to briefly talk to him before succumbing to his injuries, Judd said. ‘You don’t just stumble upon somebody out here’While authorities usually wait several days to offer a reward, the sheriff said $5,000 was immediately offered for anyone who has a tip that leads to an arrest. The sheriff’s office later announced the amount was raised to $30,000.Anyone with tips can call the sheriff’s office at 863-298-6200, according to a news release.“The victims, their parents and their families deserve for us to solve this sooner rather than later,” Judd said.Officers don’t yet now if the suspects knew the victims, the sheriff said, but added “our intuitiveness tells us you don’t just stumble upon somebody out here.”“This is a dirt road, a clay, dirt road way out in the middle of what we call God’s country,” he said. “It’s not like there’s a lot of people around here. As you can see it’s cow pastures and lakes.”last_img read more

Bengaluru FC Announces Squad for AFC Cup Knock-outs

first_imgBengaluru: Bengaluru FC announced their 30-man squad for the AFC Cup knock-out rounds, as they gear up to take on Turkmenistan’s champions Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the inter-zone semi-final, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22.The squad, which returned from a two-week Spanish tour, regrouped at the Bengaluru Football Stadium on Friday ahead of their big game next week, a statement from the club said.“We have returned from a very satisfying pre-season tour of Spain and it all builds up to two important AFC Cup games we will be playing in the span of a week,” said Bengaluru head coach Carles Cuadrat who is set to take charge for the first time in a competitive fixture for the southern outfit.“The boys have done everything we asked of them over the last one month. Now it is about being competitive and giving our best shot in these games.”Bengaluru who clinched the South Zone title for the second successive season in a dramatic fashion are up against Group-D champions Altyn Asyr, who in a similar manner toppled last year’s runners-up FC Istiklol Dushanbe from Tajikistan to seal their berth in the knockouts.Miku, who netted a staggering twenty goals last season, was not named in the squads for the preliminary and play-off as well as the group stages of the competition, but is set to feature for Bengaluru FC on the continental stage for the first time.Joining him are Juanan Gonzalez and Erik Paartalu (Asian player) who have been the mainstay in the squad along with new signing Xisco Hernandez as the overseas players.While Dimas Delgado misses out due to an injury sustained in Spain, Cuadrat is hopeful Xisco will provide the flair in his absence. “A muscle injury meant we had to take the tough decision of leaving Dimas out. Xisco, who replaces him, has some good qualities and provides a good option for us. He has been working hard during the pre-season and has blended in quickly,” added Cuadrat.Keeping faith in youth, Cuadrat has also named thirteen boys from Bengaluru FC B — twelve of whom played in the 2nd Division League last season while six are graduates from the U18 side of the BFC Residential Academy.Four of those six featured for the club in the U18 Youth League last season as well, while the duo of Namgyal Bhutia and Naorem Roshan Singh plied their trade for Indian Arrows in the I-League on loan from the Blues before returning for the 2nd Division League campaign. IANSlast_img read more