Atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation liquid chromatography/multistage mass spectrometry for assignment of sedimentary bacteriochlorophyll derivatives

first_imgAtmospheric pressure chemical ionisation liquid chromatography/multistage mass spectrometry (APCI-LC/MSn) provides a rapid, on-line method for the assignment of individual bacteriophaeophorbide c and d methyl esters (BPMEs) in complex mixtures. The MS2 spectrum for each component is diagnostic of the type of BPME (c or d), and characteristic losses in MS5 and MS6 permit assignment of the alkyl substituents at positions C-8 and C-12 of the macrocycle. MS5 mass chromatograms permit the deconvolution of coeluting isobaric BPMEs, revealing the true profiles of the individual components. The distributions are different in lake sediments from la Salada de Chiprana (Spain) and Kirisjes Pond (Antarctica), and a novel BPME c with a neo-pentyl substituent has been observed in the Kirisjes Pond sediment.last_img read more

First bipolar benthic brooder

first_imgA bipolar distribution is one in which a taxon occurs at high northern and southern latitudes but is absent in the latitudes between. In spite of the large distance between the Arctic and Antarctic, there are records of biota with bipolar distributions, both currently and in the geological past. To date, combined morphological and genetic studies of organisms such as bacteria and foram-inifera have confirmed the occurrence of some species in both polar regions. Bipolar genera and families are also known in larger invertebrates, e.g. in crustaceans and molluscs, and a recent Census of Marine Life report suggested that more than 200 metazoan species may have bipolar distributions. Here we investigated specimens of the the cheilostome bryozoan Callpora weslawski from both Arctic and Antarctic localities. To our knowledge this is the first benthic brooder to be found in both polar regions and is the first record of a species of Callopora in Antarctic waters. We used scanning electron microscopy and statistical analyses to confirm the morphological identity of individuals. The encrusting nature of the species, its distribution in the deep Weddell Sea and its rarity mean that genetic confirmation of bipolarity may take years or decades. Possible paths of distribution are discussed, including the Pangea break-up, Plio-Pleistocene glaciations, isothermal submergence via off-shelf or abyssal currents and anthropogenic transport.last_img read more

Discovery of microcystin-producing Anagnostidinema pseudacutissimum from cryopreserved Antarctic cyanobacterial mats

first_imgMicrocystins (MCs) are secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria and have been well-documented in temperate and tropical regions. However, knowledge of the production of MCs in extremely cold environments is still in its infancy. Recently, examination of 100-year-old Antarctic cyanobacterial mats collected from Ross Island and the McMurdo Ice Shelf during Captain R.F. Scott’s Discovery Expedition revealed that the presence of MCs in Antarctica is not a new phenomenon. Here, morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses are used to identify a new microcystin-producing freshwater cyanobacterium, Anagnostidinema pseudacutissimum. The strain was isolated from a deep-frozen (−15 °C) sample collected from a red-brown cyanobacterial mat in a frozen pond at Cape Crozier (Ross Island, continental Antarctica) in 1984–1985. Amplification of the mcyE gene fragment involved in microcystin biosynthesis from A. pseudacutissimum confirmed that it is identical to the sequence from other known microcystin-producing cyanobacteria. Analysis of extracts from this A. pseudacutissimum strain by HPLC-MS/MS confirmed the presence of MC-LR and -YR at concentrations of 0.60 μg/L and MC-RR at concentrations of 0.20 μg/L. This is the first report of microcystin production from a species of Anagnostidinema from Antarctica.last_img read more

Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Addresses Direct Entry Naval Officers

first_img View post tag: Commander View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Entry November 21, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Addresses Direct Entry Naval Officers View post tag: Addresses View post tag: Direct Share this article View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Lanka Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Addresses Direct Entry Naval Officers Authorities Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake addressed the Direct Entry naval officers at the NHQ Wardroom on 17th November 2011. He warmly welcomed the newly-enlisted officers and thanked the parents for giving consent to their sons and daughters to devote their precious youth for a noble cause.In his speech, the Navy Commander described the Navy as a professionally advanced and technically enriched force. It is a closely-knit family and all officers and sailors work together for a common goal, he said.Drawing the attention of the Naval officers being enlisted, the Navy Commander emphasised, being a Naval officer they earn special recognition from the society and will be able to lend their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of their Motherland.The officers will be joining the Navy’s Logistic, IT, Electrical, Dental and Medical Branches and the Volunteer Force in the ranks of Lieutenant, Sub-lieutenant and Acting Sub-lieutenant on completion of their naval officer training at the prestigious Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 21, 2011; Image: navy View post tag: Sri View post tag: Navy View post tag: Officerslast_img read more

Humanities Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgTotal Hrs per Week/Day Posting NumberF00075P * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Open ContinuouslyYes * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Foreign Transcript EvaluationUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5 AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Physical Demands Posting Details * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Position Summary Work YearN/A Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. Closing Date Special Requirements Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. How and where to apply Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2628 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Department Locationcenter_img Job Posting TitleHumanities Adjunct Assistant Professor * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Work Schedule Application Instructions The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Conditions Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Posting Date12/19/2016 Assignment Responsibilities Beginning and/or Ending Dates Minimum Qualifications Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. The Institution 1. Have a master’s degree in humanities; OR, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.* All degrees must be from an accreditedinstitution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to notelast_img read more

Queerfest cocktails reduced to half-pints

first_img“I’m not sure how much these recommendations are actually going to have an effect though since it seemed like most people had just been pre-drinking before they got there anyway.”Queerfest is the final event of Wadham’s Queerweek, a series of talks and seminars celebrating LGBTQ+ culture and diversity.Last term’s event was advertised as a space “to rejoice in a radical spirt of queerness, defiance, diversity and self-expression for six utopian, space-age, magical hours.”Wadstock is a one-day outdoors music festival centred around student performers, taking place in Trinity term each year.They are both organised by Wadham SU, though permission to hold the events require the approval of the college Dean, Liaison Committee, and Governing Body.Around 850 ticket holders attend each of the events.The reforms also proposed combining Wadham Student Union’s Cocktail Bar with the Marquee bar operated by the college.This would mean Wadham having a single bar run by college, with two Personal Licence holders on duty, with the sale of alcohol supervised throughout events.The closure of the separate student-run bar, operated by elected student bar officers, will not impact Wadham SU’s finances, as students were assured that all profits from cocktails sold would go to the Student Union.The college would take the profits from the sale of other drinks at the combined bar, such as beers and ciders. Wadham College has reformed its alcohol policy at Queerfest and Wadstock, following complaints of drunkenness at events last year.Reforms will apply to Wadstock, a music festival, and Queerfest, the closing party of Wadham’s Queerweek.The changes, ratified by college committee members, will scrap drinks promotions at the events. Cocktails will also be limited to half pints , with a maximum alcohol content of 6% ABV (alcohol by volume).The recommendations were drawn up by the Domestic Bursar and the Wadham Bar Steward in response to complaints of drunkenness at college social events, particularly Queerfest.Committee members cited a lack of provisions for those attending, such as an absence of food as well as a lack of contingency rooms for those who “due to intoxication would [have been] better off spending the night in the College”.Several intoxicated students leaving the event were refused service by taxis, and were driven home by sober volunteers.A spokesperson for Wadham College told Cherwell: “Oxford Colleges have a responsibility towards their students over the consumption of alcohol at their events and licensing law must be strictly applied.“A decision was made by Wadham College members, including Wadham SU and MCR representatives, at Liaison Committee, that at Wadstock and Queerfest cocktails will be served in half pint glasses with alcoholic content clearly displayed (to a maximum of 6% alcohol by volume) and that no drinks promotions would take place.”Wadham SU’s Bar and Social officers, who mixed the drinks in question and ran the cocktail bar, declined to comment.Nicole Dominiak of Corpus Christi College, who attended last year’s Queerfest event, told Cherwell: “I didn’t find the drinking too much of a problem.“The main thing for me was that there wasn’t enough food provided for people there, especially for people who had drunk too much.last_img read more

Trump Orders Travel Ban For Europe Amid Virus Outbreak

first_imgPhoto: CGTN / YouTubeWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has ordered a 30-day ban on travel from Europe to the United States in a step to battle the spread of Covid 19, the Coronavirus.The ban begins Friday, March 13, and will, the President said, be monitored and adjusted as needed based on conditions.He said Americans who have been properly screened can return prior to the 30 days.Trump called for political unity in the fight, saying the country must come together as one nation, one family. In addition, he proposed financial aid for workers who hit financial hardships because they have been infected or were caring for someone infected.He also proposed low-interest loans for small businesses impacted by the virus. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FBI sees big rise in internet crime complaints, losses

first_img continue reading » The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime and Complaint Center received 50,000 more complaints in 2018 (351,936) than in 2017 (301,580), with losses from those complaints amounting to $2.7 billion, a $1.3 billion jump from the $1.4 billion in losses reported in 2017, according to the agency’s recently released crime report.The report, released Monday, found that California, Texas and Florida rank among the highest states for both the number of victims and the value of losses.“Those figures are remarkable,” said Peter Baldwin, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in New York, in commenting on the report. “Both the number of victims and the amount of losses are extraordinary — if also predictable, given the rise of Internet crime.”The number of business email compromise, or BEC, schemes – in which hackers break into email accounts and target wire-transfer payments – is also notable, said Baldwin, who focuses on cybersecurity issues, white-collar criminal and internal investigations, and is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of New York and Central District of California. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Binghamton University, Windsor, Whitney Point collaborate on archaeology project

first_img(WBNG) — Higher educational institutions are partnering with local school districts to spark interest in STEM. The director of the facility Laurie Miroff told 12 News this age group is important because research has shown that is the age when students lose a lot of their excitement and enthusiasm for STEM concepts. The National Science Foundation awarded a 2-year grant worth roughly $300K to fund the program; it is expected to reach 150 students. Binghamton Univeristy’s Public Archaeology Facility is teaming up with the Whitney Point and Windsor school districts for a new program aimed at middle schoolers. Miroff said the grant allows the program to be pushed back a year if necessary. She said doing it virtually isn’t an option, as it needs to be in-person for the students to be fully engaged.center_img The students will be studying arrowheads and similar artifacts, and presenting their findings to their educators. “We’re in the planning process now; our original plan was to go into the schools in February and March of 2021,” said Miroff. “With the pandemic, we’re giving teachers a little bit of time to settle in, but pretty soon we’re going to be talking to those teachers in those schools, we have partners in those schools.” The director said she is currently coordinating with the districts to determine if the program is feasible during the pandemic.last_img read more

Georgia turns blue … and Pennsylvania too! Fresh batch of Philly votes put Biden ahead

first_imgAs of 8 AM ET on Friday morning, Alaska: Donald Trump still leads after no new votes were reported overnight.Arizona: Joe Biden is still holding onto a 47,052 vote advantage after a 75,000 vote update from Maricopa County and several small updates came in overnight. About 275,000 ballots are still thought to be outstanding. To win the state, Trump would have to take those votes by around 56%, which is pretty much on track with what has happened so far in post-election tallies. However, there are reasons to believe that the votes remaining are less Trump friendly. In any case, it’s likely to be close.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – At this point, it’s possible that the the promise of Pennsylvania votes coming in “any minute” may simply be burned into the screen. And yes, it is possible to be both supportive of the volunteers who stayed at their posts overnight, flipping through mail-in ballots under the eye of watching cameras and bipartisan observers, while still being frustrated that we haven’t seen the outcome of that work.But we should be getting more votes from Pennsylvania … any minute now.- Advertisement – Pennsylvania: Is, of course, the ballgame. Biden could lose all the other remaining states if he took home Pennsylvania. With Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, and Nevada, Biden would lock up a substantial victory that rebuilt the “blue wall,” made a foray into the South, and added a new wall across the Sunbelt from California to New Mexico. Overnight, Biden added about 43,000 votes to Trump’s 13,000. A similar ratio is expected across the remaining votes, which should easily reverse the 18,000 vote edge Trump currently holds. The status of Pennsylvania really could change … any minute now.Meanwhile, the Secret Service has increased its protection over Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Like the FAA’s setting of a protective circle around Biden’s home, this isn’t an official confirmation. But it is a sign that behind the scenes the people who are responsible for protecting the president, believe that title if going to go to Biden.Oh, and also Donald Trump made a speech that was all lies, horribly corrosive to the nation, and openly encouraging of authoritarian actions and violence. As expected. Georgia: Biden has pulled out to a 1,096 vote advantage. There are roughly 10,000 ballots remaining, however these might not include around 7,000 military ballots and expat ballots that could arrive as late as today. In any case, Biden’s advantage here will likely grow, but don’t expect a call on the state until things are a little more definitive.Nevada: Biden has an edge of 11,438 votes. About 51,000 votes remaining from highly Democratic Clark County, which is why so much legal attention from Trump’s team is focused on the pretense that the voting there is somehow “illegal.” That includes an illegal use of the postal database to suggest that there are voters who have changed residence but still voted in Clark County, and the use of a woman who claims to be a victim of voter fraud, but may be the only known case of someone actually trying to vote twice in the whole state. In any case, expect Biden’s edge to grow when more votes are added around 2PM ET — at which point the state may be called.North Carolina: No change overnight, with Trump still holding a 76,000 vote advantage. There’s no reason to believe what’s still outstanding in the state will add it to team blue, though some people are feeling more hopeful after seeing the slow trend toward Biden in Georgia.- Advertisement –last_img read more