The response of rhizosphere microbial communities associated with natural populations of Deschampsia antarctica growing on Leonie Island (67degrees36’S, 68degrees21’W, Antarctic Peninsula) to UV radiation was investigated. UV radiation was controlled in the field using Perspex VA screens (UV-B opaque) which transmit little radiation below 380 nm but allow penetration of approximately 92% of radiation above 400 nm, and Perspex OXO2 screens (UV-B transparent) which transmit approximately 70% of radiation at 280 nm, rising to 90% at 300 nm and above. Reducing ambient UV radiation altered the phenotypic profile of the rhizosphere microbial community. This alteration was expressed as enhanced carbohydrate and carboxylic acid utilisation by the rhizosphere micro-organisms. It is hypothesised that ambient levels of UV radiation indirectly affect rhizosphere micro-organisms by influencing the quality or quantity of root exudates.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 137, Washington 115Dallas 118, Atlanta 117Brooklyn 104, Indiana 94Memphis 130, Charlotte 114LA Clippers 119, Minnesota 112Denver 133, Cleveland 95Chicago 129, New Orleans 116Phoenix 125, Milwaukee 124Oklahoma City 105, LA Lakers 105 (OT)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 3, NY Rangers 2 (OT)Toronto 4, Montreal 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLVillanova 96, Marquette 64Houston 82, South Florida 65Virginia 57, Georgia Tech 49Mississippi 80, Missouri 59Iowa 79, Rutgers 66Tennessee 89, Georgia 81Wisconsin 61, Nebraska 48Baylor at Oklahoma (Postponed)Florida at Tennessee (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 11, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/10/21
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballNon-RegionSALINA, Utah-Breken Mason posted 5 RBI and Marshall Okerlund earned the win on the mound, netting 8 strikeouts, as the North Sevier Wolves pummeled North Sevier 13-1 in non-region baseball action Thursday.SoftballNon-RegionSALINA, Utah-Laynee Nielsen went yard as the North Sevier Wolves pounded Kanab 12-2 Thursday in non-region softball action. Kailey Page, Brentlee Farnsworth, Jacy Crane, McKayla Crane and Allie Cowley also drove in runs for the Wolves.Boys SoccerRegion 12MONROE, Utah-Alex Noriega scored twice and the Emery Spartans blanked South Sevier 3-0 in Region 12 boys soccer action Thursday. Kolten Curtis and McCoy Allinson combined on the shutout for Emery.2-A SouthBEAVER, Utah-Mace Robinson, Luis Gutierrez, Gage Edwards and Jose Albelais each scored as the Beaver Beavers edged Gunnison Valley 4-3 Thursday in 2-A South boys soccer action. Bryson Sorensen had two goals in the loss for the Bulldogs.PAROWAN, Utah-Mark Roman found the net and the Millard Eagles blanked Parowan 1-0 in 2-A South boys soccer action Thursday. Ryan Glover posted the shutout for the Eagles. March 25, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/25 Written by Brad James
FARMINGTON – After receiving feedback from a public hearing two weeks ago, Code Enforcement Officer Steve Kaiser presented selectmen with a revised marijuana ordinance. It will go before residents at the March 25 town meeting.Kaiser directed board members to several minor adjustments in the wording of the new ordinance, the biggest change being language that prohibits marijuana-related businesses in the historic district of downtown. That district includes the majority of Front Street, Broadway from High Street down and Main Street from Anson Street to Academy Street. All business associated with marijuana, whether it be medical or adult recreational, will be prohibited from the historic district, aside from several stores which will be grandfathered in.“This is what we did to clean up after all the comments,” Kaiser said of the changes.The owner of LoveGrown Agricultural Research LLC and LoveGrown Caregiver Services, Education & Consulting, Erica Haywood, expressed concern to the board, pointing out that her consulting office located at 186 Main Street would most likely be negatively impacted by the proposed ordinance.“If the tens of thousands of fees don’t force me out, the newly required safe and 24 hour surveillance equipment will force me out. This ordinance is stomping all over my little tiny business,” Haywood said.If the ordinance passes, the permitting fee for a marijuana business would be $1,250. Permitting fees for other marijuana-related businesses such as cultivation, testing and processing facilities, could be up to $15,000 depending on number of plants being grown.The board had few comments on the newly revised ordinate. It will go to the town for approval on March 25.In other business, Executive Vice President of Redzone Wireless LLC Michael Forcillo presented an overview of the company’s services as well as their plans to expand within the Farmington area.Forcillo said that the wireless broadband network company currently brings services to 25 customers in Farmington, as well as 47 customers in Wilton and 61 in New Sharon. There were nearly 300 requests for more information, he said. Redzone eliminates the need for fiber connection, according to Forcillo, but operates on a wireless system with local towers connecting to homes that have a small box attached to them. They are getting close to providing internet for 50 percent of homes in the state, he said.The Farmington Police Department was given approval by selectmen to accept $2,260 from Central Maine Community College and an additional $2,500 from Healthy Community Coalition- all earmarked for address opioid addiction issues in the region. The department plans on using the funds to hold a training for opioid investigations and to pay officers overtime.“We are dealing with overdose cases that are generating a lot of overtime,” Deputy Chief Shane Cote said.Lastly, selectmen were updated on two trucks in the Farmington Fire Department fleet that are in need of attention: Engine 1, a 2002 pumper, and Engine 2, a 1995 pumper. Engine 2 was due to be replaced next year; Chief Terry Bell said the wear and tear on that vehicle is normal for a 24-year-old piece of equipment. However, an ongoing bug with the computer system in Engine 1 may take priority.Selectmen directed Bell to gather more information, specifically on an estimated price to rebuild the systems on Engine 2 as well as the price, including any possible discounts, of replacing both engines at the same time.“There’s no easy answer,” Selectman Stephan Bunker said.
Fresh off a powerful three night run at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, legendary bass master Phil Lesh has announced his next performance, celebrating the fourth anniversary of his own Terrapin Crossroads. Lesh opened the doors to the intimate San Rafael, CA haunt back in 2012, and a number of great performers have made appearances throughout the four year history.The anniversary concert will be held on March 7th, featuring Larry Campbell, Theresa Williams, John Molo, Scott Law and Jason Crosby. The announcement also indicates that this is the first of a “March Madness” series at TXR, with many more concerts to come in the days ahead.For tickets and more information, head to the official venue website.
VMware introduced vSphere 6.7 on April 17, 2018. vSphere 6.7 is the latest release of VMware’s industry leading virtualization and cloud platform. vSphere 6.7 provides improved performance, management, security and cloud extensibility compared to vSphere 6.5.In fact, based on VMware’s testing, vSphere can handle up to 2X vCenter operations, delivers 3x reduction in memory usage and delivers 3x faster DRS-related operations. It also provides enhanced security for hypervisor and guest operating systems and protects application running on virtualized and cloud environments with VMware AppDefense.vSpehre 6.7 also introduced vCenter Server Hybrid Linked Mode, which makes it easier for organizations to uniformly manage vSphre environments running on-premises and in VMware Cloud on AWS, continuing VMware’s goal of providing a seamless experience as IT environments continue to transition to the Cloud.Dell EMC – Unmatched data protection for VMware environmentsDell EMC works closely with VMware to deliver data protection solutions that are simple to manage and deploy, while providing powerful performance at a low cost to protect.Architected from the ground up for the software-defined data center, Dell EMC data protection solutions provide automation for all aspects of VMware data protection, comprehensive application coverage, and native VMware integration. They deliver high performance and low cost to protect with industry-leading deduplication and bandwidth usage. And, they enable the extension of VMware data protection to the Cloud for each phase of our customers’ journey to the cloud – long-term retention to the cloud, disaster recovery in the cloud and VMware Cloud workloads running on AWS.Dell EMC and VMware Virtual VMUG PresentationCharlie Sevin from Dell EMC and Dennis Lu from VMware recently gave a presentation at a Virtual VMware User Group event on Dell EMC data protection for VMware environments. Their presentation focused on the latest advances from VMware in vSpehre 6.7 and from Dell EMC in protecting VMware environments, both on premises and in the Cloud. You can see this presentation below:ResourcesLearn more about Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware.Learn more about VMware vSpehre 6.7.Find out more about VMware User Group Events, live and virtual.
Welcome to the 35th annual Spring Garden Packet from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Written by CAES faculty, news editors and graduate and undergraduate students, these articles are provided to help you with timely, valuable gardening information for wherever you live in Georgia.This year’s edition is split into sections. First, you’ll find articles on general gardening, followed by vegetables, organic gardening, gold medal winners and trees. Happy gardening!General gardening1. Spring maintenance in the landscape – Bob Westerfield2. What’s in, what’s out for 2010 landscapes – Forrest Stegelin3. Tips on gardening for Georgia newcomers – Andrea Gonzalez4. Mulch plants, but not too much – Sharon Dowdy5. Turn ‘trash’ into plant food and improve garden soil – April Sorrow6. Propagate your landscape – Westerfield7. Turf battles reduce pesticide use, pit wasps against crickets – Cheri Abraham8. UGA offers free gardening publications online – Amanda SwennesVegetables9. Avoiding common vegetable problems takes a little planning – Amanda Tedrow10. Stop veggie diseases before they start – Brad Haire11. Save green with bare-root vegetable transplants – George BoyhanOrganic gardening12. Organic alternatives for soil care and fertilizers – Westerfield13. Control insects organically – Westerfield14. Organically control weeds, diseases – WesterfieldGold medal winners15. And the Georgia Gold Medal winners are… – Stephanie Schupska16. Diamond Frost Euphorbia puts on snowy summer show – Gary Wade17. Herbaceous perennial winner is a butterfly magnet – Wade18. Evergreen groundcover a cheery garden edition – Wade19. Hydrangea adds limelight to gardens – Wade20. Giant tree adds impact to large landscapes – WadeTrees21. Risky trees should be removed – Kim Coder22. Fox-fire makes forests glow – CoderFor more information on gardening in your county, call your UGA Cooperative Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA or visit ugaextension.com.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享New Straits Times:Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and NE Suria Satu Sdn Bhd (NESS) have entered into the largest long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for solar energy in Malaysia.NESS is a collaboration between Petronas through its New Energy business unit and NEFIN Group, a regional bespoke solar developer and asset management group.In a joint statement today, Tesco Malaysia and NESS said the first phase of the PPA would see the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftop spaces of 15 Tesco stores nationwide.The PPA will run for 20 years until 2040.“Once the installation is completed in October 2020, the solar PV panels will collectively generate about 18 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy per year, thus reducing approximately 13,624 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. The power generated from the solar PV panels can also light up as many as 104 Olympic-sized stadiums simultaneously or 804,905 three-bedroom homes for an entire year,” they said.Tesco Malaysia chief executive officer Paul Ritchie said the installation of the solar PV panels in 15 out of 62 of its stores was the first phase in Tesco’s renewable energy push. Eventually, Ritchie said it would be able to generate clean, renewable energy at most of its stores and in the process, reduce carbon emissions.[Azanis Shahila Aman]More: Tesco seals largest solar power deal in Malaysia Tesco signs largest solar power purchase agreement in Malaysia
96SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Hudson Dr. Michael Hudson started his first business when he was just 7 years old…riding his bicycle from house to house selling greeting cards and holiday gifts. Since then he … Web: michaelhudson.com Details It’s that time of year again. Fall colors are appearing, temperatures are dipping, and credit union strategic planning season is coming to an end.For me that means less time in airports, more time in my own bed, and fewer sketchy meals on the run. It also means that I have some time to reflect a bit on my recent experiences with clients and consider how to increase the impact of future engagements.That means it’s time to answer some key questions—which is exactly what you should be doing in your strategic planning process. Here are the 7 questions I answer every year to set my business direction for the next year (and beyond)…Step One: Answer These 3 Questions to Assess Progress and ImpactIt starts with a simple 3-Question Debrief:What Worked? The objective of this question is to surface specific examples, not general observations. Try to identify specific things that went well in the process and think through them to understand why it worked well and what it means for the future.What Didn’t Work? Here the objective is to be brutally candid and honest about what didn’t go the way it was supposed to or what didn’t produce the desired result. Probe the process a bit and seek to understand why it didn’t work so that your mind starts thinking about how to adjust it to make it work next time.What’s Next? Here you want to use the information from the first two questions to identify improvements that you will make in the future. Be specific and evaluate the options that you come up with and sort through them to define the changes you will actually make.By the way, I highly recommend using this process on a regular basis to debrief every project and process, and as a starter for your next planning session. It’s a great way to teach people to think through things and look for solutions.Step Two: Answer This Question to Confirm Your DirectionGetting everyone on the same page and creating a shared commitment to where you are going in the future is the underlying premise of strategic planning. Answering this questions will help you do that:Why does our credit union exist and where are we heading? Even though there are actually two questions here, they align to support a critical discussion regarding the strategic direction for your credit union. The key is to go deeper than the surface responses—the ones that every credit union (and many other financial service businesses would identify)—to reveal the real underlying WHY? that connects to your members and the unique things about your business. Ask WHY? several times, and keep pressing the issue until you have a clear answer. Then use that answer and your shared understanding of the credit union to map the future destination that fulfills that why.Step Three: Answer These 3 Questions to Define Your FocusIt is all too easy to commit to doing more than you actually can accomplish; and based on my experience working with credit unions across the past 16 years this is a common problem for many. Here are three questions that can help you define your focus:What are we not going to do? This is, in my opinion, the single most important strategic question to answer. But too often it is ignored because of the assumption that ‘we need to do it all.’ That makes about as much sense as assuming that everyone is your customer. You simply cannot be all things to all people and you cannot do everything and do anything really well.What should we stop doing? Though this is a difficult question to ask, particularly of people who excel in execution, it needs to be answered seriously. The low hanging fruit will provide the first action steps, but going deeper will reveal opportunities to free up resources (time, money, and people) to do the important work that will drive success. Making the list, prioritizing it and taking action are the keys!If we weren’t already doing “______” would we start? Legacy issues often derail serious discussion regarding this question, but it is a powerful question. Every business that has been around more than a month is doing some things that it would not start doing today. Having the fortitude to work through this and make commitments to stop doing things you wouldn’t start doing is a powerful driver of focus.
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU-member credit unions and association and NCUA staff will meet today to discuss the progress on the agency’s upcoming asset securitization guidance and to go over various credit union questions and concerns on the topic.NAFCU-member credit union representatives from Navy Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union and State Department Federal Credit Union will participate in today’s meeting. NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Director of Regulatory Affairs Alexander Monterrubio, Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Michael Emancipator and Regulatory Affairs Counsel Ann Kossachev will attend.Several members from the NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance are also participating.Regarding the NCUA’s upcoming guidance, NAFCU-member credit union representatives and the association will reiterate that the industry needs various aggregation mechanisms in place so that credit unions of all sizes can participate in the securitization program. The group will also discuss permissible investments related to a securitization retained interest, borrowing limit applicability and permissible transaction structures.