The I.B.P. Bipolar Botanical Project

first_imgA summary is given of comparative work carried out within the I.B.P. Tundra Biome at an Arctic station (Greenland) and a sub-Antarctic station (South Georgia). The investigations covered many aspects of plant ecology, primary production and adaptation to polar environments. The work was extended by an international synthesis of results. General conclusions are reported and the current continuation of the studies is discussed.last_img

All lanes of I-74 open

first_imgBatesville, IN—According to INDOT officials, all lanes of I-74 between New Point and the Ohio state line are now open! Intermittent work will continue through summer 2020, but traffic impacts should be minimal (if any).last_img

49ers CEO Jed York describes how he almost wound up on injured reserve with QB Jimmy Garappolo

first_imgFrom the “Now it Can be Told” files:San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo wasn’t the only member of the organization who was in physical distress after he tore his ACL in a game at Kansas City last September.Team CEO Jed York almost joined Jimmy G. in the ER, according to team CEO Jed York.The revelation was reported by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan. York, speaking at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, said he was so upset by the injury to his $137.5 million quarterback …last_img

Man Utd & Liverpool dominate awards shortlist

first_imgPremier League Man Utd and Liverpool rivalry rekindled in Premier League Player of the Month award 19:55 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester United celebrate Romelu Lukaku Getty Premier League Manchester United Liverpool Chelsea Huddersfield Town Romelu Lukaku Sadio Mané Mohamed Salah Morata Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Phil Jones, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are among those in contention to take the top-flight prize for August Manchester United and Liverpool are hoping to be involved in a title tussle this season, and their rivalry has already started in the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.The two old adversaries are yet to lock horns in top-flight competition this term, with their first meeting not due to take place until October 14.They are, however, setting the early pace and have seen a number of their star turns burst out of the blocks to inspire unbeaten openings – with United yet to drop a point or concede a goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina It’s time to pick your @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Month for August…VOTE: https://t.co/GOeNRoGaud pic.twitter.com/g65mr8KEc0— Premier League (@premierleague) September 1, 2017Phil Jones has enjoyed a welcome return to form after being given the nod alongside Eric Bailly at the heart of United’s defence by Jose Mourinho, with the pair still to be breached.Henrikh Mkhitaryan has equalled the Premier League record for most assists in the first three appearances of a campaign, with the Armenian playmaker already on five.Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, has started to repay the £75 million invested in his talents with three goals in as many games.For Liverpool, Sadio Mane has picked up where he left off before picking up an unfortunate knock last season, with the target found three times for the Reds.Mohamed Salah was another big-money addition to the Premier League ranks this summer, and the former Chelsea forward has slotted seamlessly back into life in England as part of Jurgen Klopp’s devastating forward line.Elsewhere, Alvaro Morata has helped to fill the Diego Costa void at Chelsea with a positive opening following his £70m arrival from Real Madrid, while Jonas Lossl has contributed to Huddersfield making a dream start to life back in the big time with three successive shut outs.They are the runners and riders for the first individual gong of the 2017-18 campaign, although leading lights at Old Trafford, Anfield and Stamford Bridge will be hoping that there is plenty more recognition to come in their respective challenges for major silverware. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson upset for crocked Souare

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson upset for crocked Souareby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was upset for Pape Souare after an injury setback in their FA Cup win over Grimsby.Hodgson hopes the injury isn’t serious.He said, “I’m very disappointed for him. I’ve worked with him for over a year and he’s done so well to get back from a horrendous injury, and he’s been out there every day in training trying his very best to get better and show me that he’s a good player. Unfortunately, he’s found a guy like Patrick van Aanholt in front of him.“Today was the day that I was hoping to get him on the field of play and show what he shows us in training and come off the field victorious and happy. To come off injured was a bitter blow, and it was an unfortunate thing where he was bowled over, fell awkwardly and picked up a shoulder injury. I can only hope that he can recover quickly, but it’s not a minor injury; it could keep him out for weeks.” last_img read more

Anna Paquin on returning to Canada for Bellevue and Alias Grace

first_img Login/Register With: “I don’t really think about what kind of work I’m doing and where in such a conscious way, as far as, ‘Oh, I want to go do TV in this country’ or ‘I want to do a movie here’ or whatever,” said Paquin. Facebook Shooting on “Bellevue” took place in and around Montreal from September to December. Advertisement “I read material and if I respond to it, that’s great. It just so happened that I ended up doing two shows for Canadian television back-to-back…. I just go where the interesting people and material is and right now, that was here in Canada.” “I moved back here from Los Angeles in 2010 and it just so happened, when I moved back for the first number of years, I did American projects all over the place, not in Toronto,” said Doyle, a Wabush, N.L., native who’s made a splash on series including “Lost” and “Big Love.” Advertisement Advertisement The Canada depicted in “Bellevue” is a bleak mining community that’s fallen on hard times and was also struck by a killer 20 years ago. Annie’s father was a cop on that case but couldn’t solve the crime and ended up committing suicide. The Winnipeg native, who grew up in New Zealand and became a star in Hollywood, says she just goes where the work is good. And right now that’s here, with the upcoming “Alias Grace” miniseries and the new CBC drama “Bellevue,” which premieres Monday. “And then I guess the trend is shifting in this country and I feel like we’re starting to — once again, because it’s happened before — that we’re starting to take pride in our own stories and that we understand that we can compete on the global marketplace in terms of quality and production value and interesting, great writers we have here,” continued Doyle, who’s also in the new series “Frontier,” which was largely shot in Newfoundland.center_img Writer Jane Maggs and veteran producer/director Adrienne Mitchell created the series, which also stars Allen Leech as Annie’s on-again, off-again ex. “I find it very soothing,” said Paquin, who posted photos of herself at the march on her Twitter account. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter “That had a really profound effect on her and she kind of went off the rails, so to speak, for a while, but has channelled all of that level of risk-taking and passion and need for a high-intensity life into a job where that is actually a benefit — even though it means sometimes she breaks the rules a little bit,” said Paquin, who won an Oscar at age 11 for “The Piano.” “We’re starting to understand that if we can be specific to a Canadian story, that that specificity will translate universally. Because it’s just human stories at the end of the day, so it’s really exciting to see that happening, that we’re really owning all the colours that we can be here in Canada.” In her downtime, Paquin was “a prodigious” knitter, said Doyle. Turns out she was knitting pink hats to wear in last month’s Women’s March in Toronto. Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin of “True Blood” fame says she didn’t deliberately set out to work so much in her birth country — Canada — in the past year. “The symbolism of a peaceful protest that is brought together by a whole bunch of people knitting hats, I think is kind of fantastic as far as taking things that are large and terrifying and scary that are happening politically in the world and turning it into something empowering and positive and beautiful.” “Bellevue” stars Paquin as Annie, a fearless detective with a wild past in a small blue-collar town. When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie goes to great lengths to investigate alongside the police chief, played by Shawn Doyle.last_img read more

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman talks 2019 housing trends

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The U.S. is on track to finish the year with an annual decline in home sales for the first time since 2014.Home sales have plunged over the past 12 months and many economists forecast sales will weaken further in 2019.The housing market is slowing as would-be buyers struggle with rising borrowing costs and a persistently low number of properties on the market.Glenn Kelman, CEO of Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin, recently spoke to The Associated Press about the state of the housing market and why he expects first-time buyers will continue to struggle next year. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.Q: How do you see the housing market’s trajectory next year?A: The housing market is probably the weakest sector of the U.S. economy and the $64,000 question is just whether housing is going to bring down the U.S. economy or the U.S. economy is going to bring housing back up. People have good jobs and corporations are making money. If the stock market rebounds, you’re going to see a reasonable housing market next year. It will still be soft, but it won’t be catastrophic. If, on the other hand, housing undermines consumer confidence generally; people start feeling poor because their home has declined in value; and a huge sector of the economy for building and selling housing enters a recession, then you can see the start of a much larger cycle.Q: Do you see first-time buyers having an easier time?A: They’re going to have a harder time. There’s so much inventory that’s rate-locked. The spread between 3.5 per cent and the current mortgage rate, as that widens, it will just be a stronger and stronger incentive for people to hold on to their homes forever. When they want to move, they’re going to rent them out, rather than sell them.Q: What’s it going to take to fix this shortage in affordable housing?A: I view much of our economic policy as a way to defend the wealth of baby boomers. People get up in arms about protecting the value of their home and making sure that it increases. When the city wants to increase density, everybody living in a single-family home, who is usually between the ages of 40 and 65, absolutely freaks out and prevents that construction. And in some ways that’s just acting as a cartel where the people who hold the good prevent more supply of that good from reaching the market and maintain artificially high prices. What I’m hopeful about is just this idea that Americans aren’t trapped in a single city. If you go to almost any city hall, the only pocketbook issue that the middle class is up in arms about is the cost of housing. And every mayor is trying to solve that problem. And the cities that are solving it best are in the middle of the country, so that’s why you’re seeing this migration from coastal cities into the centre of the country. I think it’s going to depolarize us politically.Q: Any major trends that you see accelerating next year?A: Tech companies are going to increasingly be called to account for how we deal with the prosperity created by technology. We should want high-paying jobs, but when housing prices blow up in Boise or Salt Lake or Denver, a mob forms and they want answers and the people they ask the answers from are Twitter and Amazon and Redfin. The idea that we can say that’s not our problem isn’t working very well right now. There just has to be a better alliance between tech and government on this. It boils down to higher taxes for tech.Alex Veiga, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Rahul anchors Kings XI to 8wicket win over Mumbai

first_imgMohali: K L Rahul played the role of a sheet anchor to perfection as Kings XI Punjab returned to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an IPL encounter here Saturday. The talented Rahul was unbeaten on 71 off 57 balls with KXIP reaching the 177-run target in only 18.4 overs. This was KXIP’s second win in three games while MI lost their second game. The India international hit six fours and a six but what stood out was the manner in which he paced his innings. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHe played second fiddle to perfection till the dashing Chris Gayle and the flamboyant Mayank Agarwal were at the crease but upped the ante when it was required. The 15th over bowled by Hardik Pandya swung the match decisively in KXIP’s favour with 19 runs coming off it. Once the pressure was off, Rahul hit the ever-dependable Jasprit Bumrah for successive fours to literally close the match. Gayle (40, 24 balls) batted in a manner only he can as he cleared his front leg and hit those towering sixes before Pandya brothers joined hands to send him back to the dug-out after an opening stand of 53. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterGayle failed to get required elevation off a Krunal delivery and Hardik caught him in the deep. Rahul was barely into double figures when Gayle got out. The next partnership was equally interesting as Agarwal (43, 21 balls) was in great nick during the 64 runs that he added with his close buddy Rahul in only 6.1 overs. Pandya brothers had a dismal day with the ball as Krunal gave away 43 runs in his four overs and Hardik 39 runs in three overs. While he was a disappointment with the ball, Hardik once again provided the final flourish after yet another middle-order collapse as Mumbai Indians managed 176 for 7 after being put into bat. Quinton de Kock with a 39-ball-60 created a platform which the middle-order unfortunately didn’t make full use of before Hardik smashed 31 off 19 balls to enable MI get past 175-run mark. While De Kock hit six boundaries and two sixes in his innings, Pandya hit three boundaries and a six off Mohammed Shami. Skipper Rohit Sharma also looked good during his brief stay at the crease, scoring 32 off 18 balls with five fours. He added 51 for the opening stand with De Kock. For the home team, it was the lesser known Ashwin — Murugan, who emerged as the most successful bowler with figures of 2 for 25 from his four overs. Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t get any wickets but gave away only 26 runs in his four overs. The pace troika of Shami (2/40 in 4 overs), Andrew Tye (1/40 in 4 overs) and Hardus Viljoen (2/40 in 4 overs) were among wickets but bowled a lot of loose deliveries, giving away 13 fours and three sixes. MI were off to a great start after Shami was hit for a couple of boundaries by Rohit and one from De Kock in the very second over. In the fifth over, Rohit hit Andrew Tye for three more fours but Viljoen dismissed him in the very next over when he tried to play across the line. Suryakumar Yadav (11) was caught plumb in-front by Murugan but De Kock found his ways to get boundaries off both the Ashwins. For a good measure he pulled Shami for a six behind square and brought up his fifty with a boundary off Murugan. In between Yuvraj Singh became Murugan’s second victim and once De Kock was trapped leg before by Shami, MI were in a spot of bother. Once Pollard was gone, MI slumped to 146 for five from 120 for two but Hardik ensured a safe total for the visitors.last_img read more

Trump threatens to shut down border with Mexico next week

first_imgPalm Beach: Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasised, “I am not kidding around.” “It could mean all trade” with Mexico, Trump said when questioned Friday by reporters in Florida. “We will close it for a long time.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTrump has been promising for more than two years to build a long, impenetrable wall along the border to stop illegal immigration, though Congress has been reluctant to provide the money he needs. In the meantime, he has repeatedly threatened to close the border, but this time, with a new surge of migrants heading north, he gave a definite timetable. A substantial closure could have an especially heavy impact on cross-border communities from San Diego to South Texas, as well as supermarkets that sell Mexican produce, factories that rely on imported parts, and other businesses across the US. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe US and Mexico trade about USD 1.7 billion in goods daily, according to the US Chamber of Commerce, which said closing the border would be “an unmitigated economic debacle” that would threaten 5 million American jobs. Trump tweeted Friday morning, “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week.” He didn’t qualify his threat with “or large sections,” stating: “There is a very good likelihood I’ll be closing the border next week, and that is just fine with me.” He said several times that it would be “so easy” for Mexican authorities to stop immigrants passing through their country and trying to enter the US illegally, “but they just take our money and ‘talk.'” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen suggested Trump was referring to the ongoing surge of mostly Central American families heading north through Mexico. Many people who cross the border illegally ultimately request asylum under US law, which does not require asylum seekers to enter at an official crossing. Short of a widespread shutdown, Nielsen said the US might close designated ports of entry to re-deploy staff to help process parents and children. Ports of entry are official crossing points that are used by residents and commercial vehicles. “If we have to close ports to take care of all of the numbers who are coming, we will do that,” Nielsen said. “So it’s on the table, but what we’re doing is a very structured process based on operational needs.” The White House did not immediately respond to questions about whether Trump’s possible action would apply to air travel. Trump’s latest declaration came after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his country was doing its part to fight migrant smuggling. Criminal networks charge thousands of dollars a person to move migrants through Mexico, increasingly in large groups toward remote sections of the border.last_img read more