Comparative respirometry of peat decomposition on a latitudinal transect in the maritime Antarctic

first_imgThe hypothesis that moss peat respiration in the maritime Antarctic was dependent more on edaphic conditions, substrate quality and microflora than latitude was broadly supported by studies on a 14° transect in 1980–81. Oxygen-uptake and CO2-release of samples from Polytrichum and Drepanocladus communities at five locations were compared by ANOVA. Regression analysis showed moisture and temperature to be prime regulators. A strong but unquantifiable influence of substrate quality was inferred. The influence of microbial biomass was blurred by variation. the absence in Polytrichum of significant multiple regressions of respiration with moisture and temperature implied stable respiration during a summer period of relatively invariable moisture, pH, Eh and potential substrate availability. Conversely, the occurrence of Drepanocladus in a broader range of moisture conditions yielded a significant regression. When extrapolated to estimate annual C-loss, this was similar to estimates for the 1975–77 seasons at Signy Island which was thereby shown to represent the maritime Antarctic.last_img read more

Super Bowl 2019: How Tom Brady’s love of sport and family has kept him on top

first_img Written by January 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Super Bowl 2019: How Tom Brady’s love of sport and family has kept him on top FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Though Tom Brady says there’s no chance he’ll retire after his record ninth trip to the Super Bowl this weekend in Atlanta, his career is coming full circle as he faces off against the Rams in the biggest game of the year.A lot is being made of his age, now 41, entering Sunday’s game, but Brady was only in his second season in 2002 when he led the underdog Pats to Super Bowl XXXVI and a surprise win over the then-heavily favored Rams.More than 17 years later, the Pats are a slight favorite over the same team this go around and the top reason is the man under center — TB12.Let’s take a look back at how his love of the sport, support from his family and clean living have all contributed to Brady’s ability lead to his team to a record-setting nine Super Bowl appearances.An unlikely championBrady has proven all the naysayers wrong after being drafted in the sixth round, 199th pick overall, of the 2000 NFL Draft.He rose to instant fame after he replaced injured starting QB Drew Bledsoe during 2001 season and led the Pats on a historic run to an unexpected championship. There was absolutely no turning back after that.He not only beat the Rams in the Super Bowl that same year, but would go on to win two more championships over the next three seasons.And while his career started red hot, the more impressive feat is how Brady has been able to maintain his high level of play for almost two decades. Brady adheres to a strict regimen to be at his best performance level, making concessions in the process.“I don’t go to bed at 1 a.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. and say, ‘Let’s see if I can get this done today,’” Brady told ABC News in 2016. In fact, it’s in bed by 8:30 p.m. and up at 5:30 a.m., he added.“Because my career is so important, I think I make a lot of, I wouldn’t call them sacrifices, but just concessions for my job. I love what I do and I want to do it for a long time,” he added.After practice, the gym and studying film of his opponents, Brady said he makes sure to prioritize time with his wife Gisele Bundchen and their kids before an early bed time.“I have hobbies. I like being active … But it’ a lot of work and being with my family,” Brady said.“Sometimes, it’s hard to cut things out, for me where I cut is like my friends, they probably don’t get as much time as they used to,” he added.The man takes care of his body like no otherAnother element of his life that Brady has prioritized is his health through his very strict diet. He’s a true believer that his body is his temple.In 2016, private chef Allen Campbell spoke to Boston.com about the organic, healthy meals he prepares for Brady and the entire family.In this regimen, 80 percent of his recipes consist of vegetables and whole grains, with the chef explaining, “No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG.”Coffee, caffeine, fungus and dairy are also off-limits.“[Brady] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants,” the chef added. The whole household also sticks to “gluten free for everything.”Brady added to this super diet when he spoke to ABC News in 2016, saying, “I don’t drink much alcohol” and it’s “a lot of veggies, a lot of lean meats, nothing that’s going to set me back.”But with all the practicing, the games, the cheering and the missed outings with friends, Brady says he wouldn’t have it any other way.“I love what I do. I look forward to the season. I look forward to playing games. It doesn’t ever feel like work,” he said.Behind every good man…What can’t be overlooked in Brady’s success is the support of his wife, Gisele, and his kids. Family is at the cornerstone of his persona.Brady started dating the supermodel in 2006 and since then, she’s clearly been his biggest fan through three league MVP awards, five Super Bowl wins and four Super Bowl MVPs.And his family is there for him, as well.Bundchen and her two kids with Brady, Vivian and Benjamin, and Brady’s son John Edward from a previous relationship, are often seen either at the games cheering dad on or she’s posting on social media about her favorite athlete.Late last year, Bundchen posted a sweet photo of Brady and his little girl Vivian, captioned, “When they say little girls own their daddies. It’s true!! We are all cheering for you my love, have fun!” Who needs more inspiration that that to go out and give it your all?And when the Pats made it to the Super Bowl yet again this year? Forget about it, Gisele was jumping for joy.In a series of Instagram stories, she showed her support, cheering her husband on and even sharing Brady’s postgame interview, where he thanked his wife and his family for his success, to which she replied, “I love you baby.”She’ll certainly be supporting him yet again, as Brady takes the field Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for Super Bowl LIII.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Theodore Roosevelt CSG Joins US 5th Fleet AOO

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Theodore Roosevelt CSG Joins US 5th Fleet AOO April 8, 2015 View post tag: middle east Theodore Roosevelt CSG Joins US 5th Fleet AOO View post tag: Navy View post tag: CSG Authorities Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: US 5th Fleet View post tag: Theodore Roosevelt The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) following a routine transit of the Suez Canal, April 6.While in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, TRCSG will provide a range of flexible and adaptable capabilities in order to conduct theater security cooperation efforts, maritime security operations and provide crisis response.Commanded by Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, TRCSG is composed of the flagship aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Strike Group 12, Carrier Air Wing 1, Destroyer Squadron 2 staff, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Farragut (DDG 90) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).The strike group will conduct a wide range of operations alongside regional and coalition partners aimed at building trust and cooperation while helping set conditions for regional stability.U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.[mappress mapid=”15606″]Image: US Navylast_img read more

EPD Third Annual Dream Bigger Fundraiser Event Kicks Off Weekend SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017

first_imgEPD Third Annual Dream Bigger Fundraiser Event Kicks Off WeekendSEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017  VERONICA DEKETT EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Bennett Motors in Evansville are helping the Evansville Police Department to “Dream Bigger” all weekend long.The third annual Dream Bigger weekend kicked off Friday morning at the Dream Car Museum.Friday through Sunday, Evansville Police will be selling barbecue meals to raise money for the annual Cops Connecting with Kids which is an annual trip they take kids to Disney World.Also, there’s the chance to get an up close look at the corvette that sits high in the sky. “It’s important for police agencies do more than just police. And this is a very unique program. We have not found any other department in the country that works the way that we do with the sheriff’s office on behalf of schools to where they can take undeserved kids that work hard in class, that are good citizens on an all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World,” says Sgt. Jason Cullum.Along with the Disney trip, EPD also hopes to raise enough money to provide 2,000 food baskets to families in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Packaged brands win out over own-label in bakery

first_imgSupermarket campaigns to encourage cash-strapped shoppers to abandon brands in favour of own-label products are failing in the packaged bakery category. Branded products are outstripping retailer ranges.Value sales of branded pro-ducts in packaged bakery, which includes plant bread, morning goods and ambient cakes, but excludes in-store bakery, grew 8.3% in the 12 weeks to 22 March, according to TNS, compared to a 1.9% fall in private-label sales. Branded bread grew in value by 8.7%, compared to just 2.7% in own-label.This performance by branded bakery products bucks a wider trend that has seen shoppers ditching brands for cheaper own-label products. Sainsbury’s recently announced that its Switch and Save campaign had helped grow year-on-year sales of its Basics products by 60% in the last quarter, while Tesco also promotes own-label alternatives to branded products online.Sainsbury’s bakery development manager Matt Pizzey told BB: “The market has traditionally been dominated by Warburtons, Allied and Hovis – brands people trust. Bread is a comfort food, so people naturally look for products they have confidence in.”Edward Milner, head of category management for Hovis, said that plant bread sales had also been helped by more people making sandwiches at home. “Shoppers are buying branded because they want the best quality they can have from a homemade sandwich,” he said.Sara Reid, marketing manager at Rank Hovis, added: “People are going back to trusted brands because they know what they’re getting. It’s not just about price, it’s about value for money.”last_img read more

Online salt calculator available for bakers

first_imgA new online salt calculator has been launched to help craft bakers reduce the amount of salt in their bread and reach government salt targets within six weeks.The tool been designed by the to help bakers calculate the level of salt in a finished product, which would also enable them to work out how close they are to meeting the 2012 Food Standards Agency (FSA) salt targets – 1g of salt per 100g of final product. It is simple to use and only requires the baker to enter the amount of flour and salt they are using in a recipe.It has been produced following research carried out by the FSA, the National Association of Master Bakers and Norfolk County Council, which looked at how feasible it would be for the craft industry to reduce salt in bread. The research identified recipe changes “that would allow the production of bread in line with the salt targets”.The recipes were tested in commercial craft bakery premises, in various locations and using a range of different breadmaking processes. The findings indicated that these recipes were easy to achieve and acceptable to consumers.“Research also showed that bakers can reduce the level of salt in bread by 25% over six weeks and customers will not notice the difference,” according to the FSA.A guide to salt reduction in bread is also available to use alongside the calculator.>>TSOs to test salt levels in craft bakery breads>>FSA announces salt reduction progresslast_img read more

Bristol woman, 18, killed in crash on County Road 8 in Elkhart County

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Bristol woman, 18, killed in crash on County Road 8 in Elkhart County Twitter (95.3 MNC) A Bristol woman killed in a single-vehicle crash in Elkhart County.The collision happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 on County Road 8, west of County Road 131, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.The victim, Jordan Hoff, of Bristol, was behind the wheel and died at the scene, according to the South Bend Tribune.Police say she was wearing a seatbelt. Factors into the crash are still being investigated. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Previous articleGroup trying to stop executions set for later this week in IndianaNext articleRaising Cane’s now open in Mishawaka 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. By Jon Zimney – December 8, 2020 0 402 Facebooklast_img read more

Dalton Philips departs Morrisons early

first_imgMorrisons has announced that Dalton Philips, chief executive, will leave the company earlier than expected.It was revealed last month that Philips would leave the company, but would work until a replacement had been found. However, the supermarket today said that from Monday (16 February), Philips would step down and Trevor Strain, current finance director, would chair the management board and assume executive responsibilities.Philips’ departure was announced after the retailer decided it needed a “fresh pair of eyes” to run the business. It said today that the search for a new chief executive was “progressing well”.Andrew Higginson, Morrisons chairman, said: “We’re making good progress with the search for a new CEO. With Trevor Strain chairing the management board, together with the retailing strength and depth that I’ve seen in my short time at Morrisons, I’m confident that it will be business as usual during this transitional period.”The struggling food giant also said that Andrew Higginson would spend more time in the business until the new chief executive was in place.last_img read more

Electric Daisy Carnival Sees Hourlong Lines, 100s Of Medical Calls, And Over 50 Felonies In First Two Days

first_imgElectric Daisy Carnival kicked off on Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with 136,000 attendees hitting up the electronic music festival and making it the largest weekend music festival in the United States. Though the festival is wrapping up today with sets from Gramatik, Excision, Diplo, Marshmello, and more rounding out EDC’s Sunday lineup, the event got off to somewhat of a rocky start. On the first day of the festival, 3 News Las Vegas reported that 443 medical calls were made, with 29 individuals booked on felony narcotics charges and 118 attendees ejected from the show. Cheerfully, the following day, the numbers of misfortunes dropped significantly, with 305 medical calls, 27 felony narcotics charges, and 77 ejections out of the 135,000 Saturday attendees — bringing the totals up to 748, 56, and 195, respectively. While these numbers do seem high, considering the large volume of people in attendance across the past two nights, statistically, the number of medical calls, arrests, and ejections are relatively small.Electric Daisy Carnival Will Not Return To New York In 2017These numbers also come in addition to issues with traffic and festival lines, which left many concertgoers stuck outside and frequently dehydrated for upwards of two or three hours on Friday night. Yesterday, festival organizer Pasquale Rotella addressed these complaints with a formal statement apologizing and noting that changes were being made to cut down on wait times. Luckily for us, Redbull.tv has been streaming select sets from the event and will continue to stream EDC tonight, so we can catch the final night of Electric Daisy Carnival without ever having to stray too far from the couch. You can head over here to check out the show, ideally without racking up a felony while doing so. [H/T Dancing Astronaut]last_img read more

Listen To The Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Song Her Gospel Choir Posthumously Completed

first_imgIn November of last year, the beloved soul singer Sharon Jones passed away at the age of 60, leaving music fans around the world crushed. Jones’ story was one of triumph, getting her first big break at the age of 40 and, years later, overcoming cancer and returning to the stage. Throughout her life, Jones was a longtime member of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders, at New York City’s Universal Church of God, writing a number of songs for the group throughout the years. Today, Daptone Records has released a brand-new tune by Sharon Jones, “Call On God”, which was completed posthumously and features members of her lifetime choir on back up vocals.Sharon Jones’ Final Album With The Dap-Kings To Be Posthumously ReleasedThe beloved songstress wrote “Call On God” in the late 70s for E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders; the song was originally recorded by Jones and the Dap-Kings during the sessions for their 2007 album 100 Days, 100 Nights, with Jones laying out the vocals live with her band as well as the piano parts. Jones’ vision for the gospel number was so inspiring that the group decided to record a full gospel album, setting aside “Call On God” for the project, though the gospel album unfortunately never came to fruition.During Jones’ memorial service in December of last year, Pastor Margot Fields, the widow of Jones’ longtime gospel choir leader E.L. Fields, presided over the ceremony, and original members of the Gospel Wonders flew in from all around the country to attend the service, with Jones’ former choirmates performing a special tribute during the ceremony in her honor.Following the service, these singers joined Bosco Mann and the Dap-Kings at the Daptone House of Soul studios, lending their voices to finish Jones’ gospel track that had fallen by the wayside, “Call On God”. Jones had always been adamant that she wanted background vocals on the track, so during this studio session, the members of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders sang with Sharon Jones once again, marking a truly cathartic moment as they adding their background vocals to Jones’ song that she had written for them back in the 70s.Take a listen to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Call On God” below.last_img read more