Circumpolar overview and spatial heterogeneity of Antarctic macrobenthic communities

first_imgThe geographical coverage of a comprehensive dataset on Antarctic macrobenthic communities is provided for the first time. Since the sampling methods applied since the 1950s vary considerably, a robust analysis was carried out. The results show firstly, that all main types of communities, especially suspension and mobile or infaunal deposit feeders, can occur everywhere. Thus, their biogeography is hardly predictable and assumed to be shaped by complex biological interactions. Secondly, the often-mentioned dominance of communities composed of suspension feeders and associated fauna can be confirmed.last_img read more

Ralph Lauren reveals Team USA’s Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony uniform

first_imgApril 15, 2021 /Sports News – National Ralph Lauren reveals Team USA’s Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony uniform Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For a little over a decade, Ralph Lauren has dressed some of America’s top athletes.This year, the brand has given fans an early look at what Team USA will be sporting for the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony.The company has also unveiled an associated apparel collection for the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.As seen in campaign photos, athletes are wearing crisp white, blue and red looks that include a drawstring jacket with an American flag on the sleeve, a Polo shirt, a striped belt and denim pants.To create the latest uniforms, Ralph Lauren took an eco-friendly approach by using sustainable materials such as leather alternatives, Repreve recycled polyester derived from plastic water bottles and other renewable plant-based materials that are all manufactured in the U.S.In addition to the uniforms, the label has also created a protective face mask made from U.S.-grown cotton.“Following a year marked by isolation and strife, this summer’s Games are a true testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the universal power of sport to energize and unite the world,” David Lauren, Ralph Lauren chief innovation and branding officer and vice chairman of the board, said in a statement.He continued, “As we come together to celebrate and compete, we must also embrace our responsibility to protect the planet we all call home.”Lauren added that as a part of the brand’s commitment, it will continue to invest in and scale sustainability innovations — “dressing our nation’s best and brightest athletes in timeless clothing that has been consciously created.”After being postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin on July 23 and end on Aug. 8.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Major new East London housing scheme puts focus on green space

first_imgA major new green housing scheme has been unveiled in East London, providing more than 3,800 new homes just minutes from the City.The TwelveTrees Park development includes plans for shops, restaurants, and a 4.5 acre, wifi-enabled park – with more than half the 26-acre site dedicated to green space.Pricing at the new Berkeley scheme start from £385,000 for a studio, with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses also available, while there will also be the opportunity for rental and shared ownership.The TwelveTrees Park site in West Ham was formerly owned by 19th century industrialist Harper Twelvetrees and home to the Imperial Works soap factory.Twelvetrees, a prominent anti-slavery campaigner, built homes on the land for some of his lowest paid workers.Thriving communityBerkeley hopes TwelveTrees Park will breathe new life into the former industrial area, transforming derelict brownfield land into a thriving new community that reflects the history and distinctive character of the local area.Apartments at TwelveTrees Park have been designed with everyday living in mind. Residents can benefit from ample built-in storage, and have access to a gym, business lounge and 24-hour concierge service. There will also be a car park with electric charging points, and bicycle storage.The development also features a new, 1,000-pupil state-of-the-art home for the East London Science School, with a specially designed science garden with an outdoor lab and physics garden, sports hall and lecture theatre.Science schoolThe science school will be a focal point for the entire community with the facilities used after school hours for activities and events such as hosting talks on current trending topics and holding fitness classes.Justin Tibaldi, divisional managing director at Berkeley Homes (Capital), commented: “We’re very excited to unveil our vision for TwelveTrees Park – a vibrant new neighbourhood that will be a gamechanger for West Ham and the wider regeneration of the lower Lea Valley. This will be one of the best-connected developments in London, with five major transport links just moments from your home providing fast and regular transportation across the city.“While the last few months have been tough for many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the positive spirit present in communities across the country. We want to harness this by creating a place people will come and enjoy – whether that’s to live, work, visit or simply to sit outdoors in the park – indeed, the value of green spaces has never been so evident.”New London homes New London housing scheme TwelveTrees Park Berkeley Homes July 31, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Major new East London housing scheme puts focus on green space previous nextLand & New HomesMajor new East London housing scheme puts focus on green spaceCommunity life and green space given key emphasis in massive new 3,800-home Berkeley development in West Ham.Richard Reed31st July 202001,014 Viewslast_img read more

Questions About Security Follow Noblesville School Shooting

first_imgBy Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS —  In March, soon after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, Noblesville Schools hosted a school safety forum to reveal its plans to provide students with a safe learning experience.A presentation discussed at that public meeting posted to the Noblesville Schools website reported the corporation employs four school resource officers, or traditional law enforcement, and 14 school safety specialists.The presentation lists several deterrence methods against school intruders, including office ID checks for visitors, locked doors, background checks and building construction.The features listed, not including the law enforcement presence, only work against outside threats — not against individuals who have everyday access to a Noblesville school.On Friday, a male student injured one teacher and one student in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning, Noblesville police confirmed.Students reported the suspect, an unidentified male student, asked to be excused from a science class on the middle school’s second floor.Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said in a 2 p.m. press conference the student returned with two handguns and opened fire on the classroom.Ethan Stonebraker, a seventh-grade student in the class, told the media that the teacher, science instructor, and football coach Jason Seaman, tackled the suspect.Seaman is receiving treatment at IU Health Methodist, while the student was sent to Riley Children’s Hospital.Police confirmed the suspect is in custody and unharmed. They also noted that one school resource officer was in the building at the time of the shooting but would not describe his or her role in the incident.Details regarding individual safety features in Noblesville schools are not public due to safety concerns.The school system does, however, subscribe to several prevention services. A few listed in the safety presentation include social skills lessons, counseling services, suicide threat assessments and a SpeakUp app, a web and mobile app where students can anonymously report bullying, harassment, and other threats.The incident in Noblesville occurred after lawmakers changed school security procedures statewide with House Bill 1230, a measure passed at the legislature’s special session May 14.HB 1230 provided Indiana schools with an additional $5 million in funding to improve school safety. Under the law, school corporations and charter schools may borrow up to $500,000 in funding advances to purchase school security equipment and other capital.HB 1230 introduces more than resources. On top of the funding increase, all charter and private schools must create a school safety plan to provide to law enforcement, alongside a floor plan of the school. It also requires the Indiana Department of Education to conduct a statewide survey to understand the emotional and social state of students, among other provisions.Gov. Eric Holcomb’s press team offered a statement in response to the shooting from the inaugural Paris to Indianapolis flight as the governor, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis and retired Indiana Senate Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, were returning to the states following an economic development tour in Europe.“Approximately 100 state police officers have been made available to work with local responders and will offer all assistance needed,” the release read. “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible situation.”Representatives for Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction, offered support as reports of the shooting spread.“We have confidence in Noblesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer and her team, law enforcement, and first responders,” the statement, issued by the Indiana Department of Education, said.Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill called the shooting another mark of an “epidemic of violence sweeping across American schools” in a statement.“School safety plans, resource officers, red flag laws and hardened targets are vital to the defense of our schools and our children,” Hill said in the release.U.S. Representative Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, tweeted soon after the news came out.“My prayers are with the Noblesville community, especially those who are injured & those who witnessed an active shooter situation — something no one should ever have to go through. Especially children,” her message read.Indiana Senate Democrats issued a statement on the incident after a district press conference at 11:30 a.m.“Legislators must admit seriously that we have to keep guns out of our schools, and restrict access to deadly weapons by dangerous individuals,” the statement read. “No child should go through something this traumatizing and it’s our job to stop it.”FOOTNOTE: Erica Irish is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Breaking News: CCO Just Learned Two Candidates are Running for County Commissioners Seat

first_imgThe County Commissioner slate has been set for Thursday’s GOP caucus. The candidates who filed for consideration are Sean Selby and Robb Myers. Both were active college Republicans while in school. Most recently, Myers ran for City Council At-large as a Libertarian candidate.This is a developing story , will update you when we get additional informationFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Elliott becomes youngest Truck pole winner

first_imgAt 17 years old, Elliott becomes the youngest pole winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ben Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., will start 19th in his Camping World Truck Series debut. Related: Truck Series Qualifying ResultsBRISTOL, Tenn. — NASCAR Next member Chase Elliott became the youngest Camping World Truck Series Pole Award winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, soaring to the top of the qualifying chart Wednesday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. “It sounds awesome,” said Elliott, the son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott. “I hope we can finish there.” Ryan Blaney, just 19, qualified second in the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Motorsports Ford at 125.028 mph. Ty Dillon qualified third in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy with Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy Peters and German Quiroga Jr. completing the top five. Coulter, the next driver out in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, made minor contact with the outside barrier in the same spot on the track. Newberry hit harder in Turn 2, making heavy contact with the left-front corner of his No. 24 NTS Motorsports Chevy. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos No drivers failed to make the 36-truck field. Jennifer Jo Cobb and Mike Harmon withdrew from the event after troubles during practice and did not make qualifying attempts.READ MORE: After the consecutive incidents, NASCAR officials stopped the qualifying session for several minutes to blow off the track and check for moisture. Keselowski was among the drivers who walked the Turns 1 and 2 area to investigate.center_img WATCH: Dillon spins in Stewart’s No. 14 Jeb Burton, Joey Coulter and Brennan Newberry suffered incidents on their qualifying laps, all on consecutive attempts. Burton, second in the series standings, looped his No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet in turns 1 and 2, but managed to avoid contact with the wall. He wound up with the 18th starting spot. Series points leader Matt Crafton qualified sixth. Two full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will start in the top 10 — Brad Keselowski qualified seventh with Kyle Busch, a three-time Bristol trucks winner, 10th. WATCH: Johnson out early at Michigan WATCH: Logano celebrates Michigan win READ: Full coverage from Michigan, Mid-Ohio Elliott, driving the No. 94 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, will start first in the UNOH 200 (8 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) after a qualifying lap of 125.183 mph on the .533-mile concrete track. He set the youth record at the bright-eyed age of 17 years, 8 months and 24 days.last_img read more

Chicken soup for the soul

first_imgIsrael Buffardi, M.Div. ’19, walked a long and winding path before finding his calling.The Rhode Island native was raised Catholic and from an early age felt a strong draw to spirituality and ritual. At age 14, he decided he wanted to become a priest. This plan changed when he realized he was queer. Coming out precipitated many questions about his faith, such as the acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ people.“I felt like I had a deep calling within myself, but it suddenly became inaccessible to me because of who I was and what was important to me,” he said.During his struggle over faith and spirituality, Buffardi took the first name Israel, a figure in the Old Testament who represents “the one who wrestled with God.”,Buffardi attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., where he worked on food justice, taught children how to garden, and hosted dinner parties for foreign exchange students with his roommate.“There was something really joyful about it,” he recalled. “I was creating community right in front of my eyes.”Still searching for a religion to connect with, Buffardi returned to a Unitarian Universalist (UU) church, and “it clicked instantly.”Unitarian Universalism is characterized by a shared search for spiritual growth rather than by adhering to specific religious texts or sets of rules. He first pursued a UU education at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago through distance learning. Then Buffardi became interested in attending a school that was not exclusively UU, and came to Harvard.,“It’s rare for a divinity school to have such a diverse group of people,” he said of Harvard. “[It allows for] building community with all different types of people and finding connections with each other and the values in their lives.”During his senior capstone class, “Innovation in Ministry,” Buffardi worked as a ministerial intern at the North Parish of North Andover, with the goal of developing a ministry project to implement at the site by building empathy with those being served.Buffardi also worked on the Divinity School garden and led some worship services and rituals. Since the yield from the garden is donated for a community dinner to feed people experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, Buffardi was able to combine his passions for service and food.“A calling doesn’t just have to look like being in a church or a synagogue,” he said. “Ministry gives structure to that calling.”last_img read more

Of Mice & Men, Starring James Franco & Chris O’Dowd, Heads to the Big Screen

first_img Jim Norton Of Mice and Men began performances on Broadway on March 19 and will play its final performance on July 27. Additional cast members include Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf, Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Ortlieb and Jim Parrack. View Comments Star Files Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant workers: George (Franco), a sharp but uneducated, short-tempered man, and Lennie (O’Dowd), a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend or continuing to strive for the American dream. This is the first time the play has been on Broadway in 40 years. Of Mice and Men James Franco Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Get ready for George, Lennie and the rest of the gang on the big screen. The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, will be filmed during its final weeks of performances at the Longacre Theatre for a broadcast by the U.K.’s National Theatre Live. This marks the first Great White Way show to be filmed by the National Theatre program. Screenings dates for the U.S. and Britain will be announced later. Leighton Meester Related Shows Chris O’Dowd View All (4)last_img read more

What’s in store for the market towns?

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Despard goes to the flicks

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