Description of Vahlkampfia signyensis n. sp. (Heterolobosea), based on morphological, ultrastructural and molecular characteristics

first_imgVahlkampfia signyensis n. sp. was isolated from two soil sites at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, maritime Antarctic. Trophozoites of the species had a typical vahlkampfiid morphology, showed eruptive movement and did not form flagellates. However, Vahlkampfia signyensis differs from other described species of the genus in a range of morphological and ultrastructural characters, as well as in its 5.8S rDNA sequence. According to its 5.8S rDNA sequence, the new species is most closely related to Vahlkampfia avara. An isolate of the new species had a temperature growth optimum of only 10 °C, and did not grow at either 30 °C or 37 °C. The low optimal growth temperature is adaptively significant for life in the maritime Antarctic.last_img

Man Found Dead from Medical Condition

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — A local man found dead on his property near an overturned tractor late Sunday passed away as a result of a medical condition, according to the Decatur County Coroner’s Office.Larry Welsh, 63, was found Sunday night near an overturned tractor on his property near St. Maurice.Emergency personal were called to the scene around 11:45.The Coroner’s Office says Welsh’s death was due to a medical condition, not as a result of the accident.last_img

Harmeet claims Indonesia Open TT Championship

first_img Written By 9 months ago Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid Press Trust Of India LIVE TV COMMENT WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 18th November, 2019 13:02 IST Last Updated: 18th November, 2019 13:02 IST Harmeet Claims Indonesia Open TT Championship Indian paddler Harmeet Desai staved off a strong challenge from compatriot Amalraj Anthony to win the ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open in Batam, Indonesia on Sunday. SUBSCRIBE TO US Indian paddler Harmeet Desai staved off a strong challenge from compatriot Amalraj Anthony to win the ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open in Batam, Indonesia on Sunday.In an all-Indian men’s singles final, it was Harmeet who started on a positive note winning the opening game 11-9 but he lost the next game 9-11, allowing Amalraj to draw level.World no 104 Harmeet, however, took control of the proceedings and won the next two games by an identical margin of 11-9 to go 3-1 up in the match.Amalraj reduced the lead by winning the next game 12-10, but the reigning Commonwealth TT Champion did not make any further mistake and won the 6th game 11-9 to seal the match 4-2 and win his second international title of the year.Both the players looked in ominous form in the previous rounds getting past their respective opponents with consummate ease.Harmeet trounced Yuto Kizikuri of Japan and Siu Hang Lam of Hong Kong by the same scoreline of 4-2 in the quarters and semifinals respectively, while Amalraj recorded identical 4-0 victories over Joao Monteiro of Portugal and Ibrahima Diaw of Senegal in the round of eight and four.Harmeet and Amalraj also teamed up in the men’s doubles event and made it to the semifinals of the championship.Playing against the talented pair of Man Ho Kwan and Siu Hang Lam of Hong Kong, the duo came up with a spirited challenge but unfortunately capitulated 3-0 (7-11, 9-11, 9-11) to bow out of the tournament. 9 months ago Murray will do ‘great job’ at Davis Cup, says British captainlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016)–Stakes winning Path of David and talented upstarts Tiz a Billy, True Brilliance, Hot Ore, He’s a Tiger and Iron Rob all loom prominently as a half dozen 3-year-olds go    6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes.Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Path of David rallied from off the pace to win the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes here on Dec. 31 and was subsequently well beaten by top Derby hopeful Mor Spirit in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6.The return to turf and massive drop in class should benefit Path of David, a Kentucky-bred gelding by the Gone West stallion, Istan. Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and Janet Alley, Path of David broke his maiden three starts back going one mile on turf at Del Mar Nov. 28, and will hope to be flying the final eighth of a mile in his first try down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout. With both of his lifetime wins coming on turf, he’s made seven overall starts and has earnings of $90,900.Tiz a Billy, who is trained by Brian Koriner, comes off a scintillating 6 ½ length maiden special weight win over the course at 1-2, and need only run back to that race to have a huge chance in the Baffle. Blessed with an abundance of speed, Tiz a Billy rated well in third position after a half mile and finished up like a horse with a future in his maiden tally.Owned by James Cahill, Neil Haymes and Janet Lyons, the Kentucky-bred colt by Tizway was second, beaten a nose, down the hill two starts back on Oct. 12 and will be making his sixth career start on Sunday.A 9 ½ length maiden winner going six furlongs on the main track Jan. 23, trainer Robertino Diodoro’s True Brilliance is also very quick early and will be trying turf and open company for the first time. A chestnut gelding by Unusual Heat, True Brilliance, who is owned by his breeder, Mercedes Stables, LLC, will be making his fourth career start. Favored twice, he has a pair of second place finishes to go along with his maiden win. Ridden in all three of his starts by Tyler Baze, he’ll be handled for the first time by Fernando Perez.Diodoro will also saddle another Mercedes Stables homebred, Hot Ore, who retains the services of Baze and will be making his seventh career start on Sunday. Like his stablemate, he too, is a gelding by Unusual Heat. A close second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf three starts back on Sept. 5, he comes off an even fifth place finish in the Grade III, one mile turf Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on Nov. 29.An impressive one mile turf maiden special weight winner versus open company here four starts back on June 26, Hot Ore is fresh and would appear to be the mount of choice for Baze leading into the Baffle. With an overall mark of 6-1-2-1, he has earnings of $84,156.Trainer Jeff Bonde’s He’s a Tiger, undefeated in two starts sprinting on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta, ships south and will get the services of Rafael Bejarano. A Kentucky-bred colt by Sky Mesa, he’s out of the Helmsman mare, Red Duchess, which would suggest he could have an affinity for turf. Owned by Aldrich, Daou and Downey, pressed the early pace in his 4 ½ furlong maiden win on May 16, and rallied from off the pace in winning a first condition allowance going six furlongs on Dec. 5.Supplemented at a cost of $1,500, Florida-bred Iron Rob was a handy 3 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 4. A bay colt by Twirling Candy, he was well beaten here in a first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs on the main track Jan. 3. Trained by George Papaprodromou, Iron Rob showed the way early before being well beaten in his only try on turf, going one mile against maidens on Nov. 8 at Del Mar.Owned by Kretz Racing, LLC, Iron Rob, who is 8-1-2-0 overall, should be attentive to the early pace in the Baffle.The complete field for the $75,000 Baffle Stakes, to be run as the second race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Tiz a Billy, Flavien Prat, 120; Iron Rob, Santiago Gonzalez, 120; Hot Ore, Tyler Baze, 120; He’s a Tiger, Rafael Bejarano, 122; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 124, and True Brilliance, Fernando Perez, 120.                First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Another Battle In The Google Vs. Microsoft Cloud War [Infographic]

first_imgbrian proffitt Microsoft is gunning for the online productivity tools user base in a big way, marketing Exchange Online in an effort to take on Gmail. So, how do these two platforms compare?If you’re looking at uptime, which is a pretty big number for any cloud-based system, the Google Enterprise team reported earlier this week that their actual Gmail uptime percentage for 2012 was 99.983% – better than Google’s guaranteed 99.9% rate.“This translates to an average of just over seven minutes of service disruption per month over the last year, and most users experienced no disruption at all,” Venkat Panchapakesan, Vice President of Engineering reported.Curious to see how Microsoft compared, the folks at Cloud Sherpas decided to analyze 151 days of Exchange Online incident reports to get Microsoft’s uptime percentage. Their figures were notable: in that measured period, Exchange Online had a 97.929% uptime rate, lower than Microsoft’s 99.9% uptime promise.There are, I would say, a couple of big caveats with this report: first, Cloud Sherpas seems to equate Gmail vs. Exchange stats as a Google Apps vs. Office 365 face off. The last I heard, Gmail was only one part of Google Apps, and Exchange a component of Office 365. Downtime for one does not reflect downtime for all.Plus, the figures could be cherry picked a bit: Exchange Online was monitored from Sept. 23, 2012 to February 2, 2013, and the reported Gmail figures are from the entire 2012 calendar year, not just the same 151-day timeframe. For all we know, Exchange Online was problem free for all of 2012 until September 22. Or, after January 1 of this year, Gmail tanked a few times.Google and Microsoft (and their respective proxies) will no doubt be butting heads in this space for quite some time. What is interesting to me are the anecdotal reports I keep hearing from workplaces that have shifted to Google Apps: people love to use Google Apps for collaboration and shared storage, but when documents are actually being created, Microsoft Office is still the tool of choice.There are no clear winners yet in this space, but for now, there is no getting around the fact that Exchange Online was only up 97.929% for almost half a year, which comes out to just over three days of lost productivity. The infographic below tells Cloud Sherpas’ story: Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Google Apps#Office 365 last_img read more

Solid debut for KaTropa

first_img“To be honest, we didn’t really know what to expect going into the game because, of course, we prioritized rest over practice,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose team lost to San Miguel Beer in six games in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“And we really didn’t know what to expect from our import. But I think the earlier we could learn to play with each other, and with the import, the better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStar also had little trouble in prolonging another team’s misery as it frustrated Alaska, 101-92, in the other game.The Hotshots improved to 2-0 while extending Alaska’s losing streak to 11 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Malcolm Hill had a team-high 28 points to lead the Hotshots while Paul Lee added 18 points and five assists.Despite playing its first game, TNT KaTropa’s control of the game never seemed to be in peril.Although TNT lost a 12-point lead, 95-83, when Kia mounted an 8-1 run to cut the margin to 96-91 at the 3:40 mark of the fourth, the Texters were quick to regain control of the situation.TNT built another double-digit lead, 104-94, when Troy Rosario converted on a breakaway layup with 1:09 left in the game.Michael Craig made a splash in his first game in the conference with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead TNT while Rosario finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Air Force eyes semis anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—TNT didn’t begin the PBA Governors’ Cup as early as the other teams but it went straight to work in turning back Kia, 106-96, Friday at Ynares Sports Centre here.The KaTropa started their conference more than a week after the Governors’ Cup opened and immediately tacked on a 1-0 card while the Picanto languished at the bottom of the standings with a 0-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders- KKR win by 9 wkts

first_imgJacques Kallis and captain Gautam Gambhir put on an unbeaten 152 runs for the second wicket to help Kolkata beat Rajasthan by 9 wickets in their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. Score | PhotosChasing 160, Kolkata reached home with nine balls and nine wicket to spare.Rajasthan bowlers wanted an early breakthrough and they got one Manvinder Bisla was run out in the 2 over of the innings. But the celebrations were short-lived for th hosts as soon Kolkata batsmen Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir went on charge against Rajasthan bowlers.The two started to raise the tempo gradully and by the time the slog over approached they were confortably poised on a good total. In the 19th over Kallis scored three more runs and Kolkata won the match. Kallis remained unbeaten on 80 and Gambhir on 75.Rajasthan innings Earlier, Rajasthan scored 159/4 in their allotted 20 overs against Kolkata.Kolkata captain Gatuam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field. a decision keeping in mind the pitch. And Kolkata did manage to get a wicket in the fifth over. Rajasthan opener Amit Paunikar fell while trying to play an aerial shot off Shakib Al Hasan. He failed to get the desired elivation and was caught at short third man by Jacques Kallis on 9 when the team total was 26.Soon the other opener Rahul Dravid and Ashok Menaria got on with a good partnership. The two had put on 52 runs for the second wicket when Yusuf Pathan struck in the 12th. First he clean bowled Dravid on 35 and then a ball later got rid of Ashok Menaria on 27. And Rajasthan were down to 79/3.advertisementAussie Shane Watson, who had a great Bangladesh outing, then got on with the onus of increasing the run rate and he had Kiwi big-hitter Ross Taylor by his side. Unfortunatley for Watson, his good form did not hold him in good stead against Kolkata and he fell on 22, though it came off just 13 balls.Watson hit a six off Shakib Al Hasan in the 17th over and wanted do a repeat but failed and the ball crashed into his stumps on 124/4.Finally, South African Johan Botha and Taylor helped Rjasthan put a good 159/4 on board.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal AbdullaRajasthan Royals: Shane Watson, Amit Paunikar(w), Rahul Dravid, Johan Botha, Ross Taylor, Ashok Menaria, Abhishek Raut, Amit Singh, Shane Warne(c), Siddharth Trivedi, Nayan Doshilast_img read more

Sania Mirza, Cara Black enter finals of Tokyo Open

first_imgSania Mirza and Cara Black. Photo: ReutersDefending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black, in another show of outstanding doubles tennis, outclassed Jelena Jankovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3, 6-2 to reach the summit clash of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, on Friday.The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair took only 63 minutes to overcome the unseeded Serbian-Spanish combo in the semi-finals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court event.Sania and Cara played tremendous service games, winning 24 of the 30 first service points. They surrendered serve only one time while saved four break chances.Jelena and Arantxa could capitalise on only one of the five chances they got in the contest.Sania and Cara will now taken on the winners of the other semi-final match between the second seeded American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears and fourth seeds Spaniards Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.From Tokyo, Sania will fly straight to Incheon in Korea to compete in the Asian Games.last_img read more

Steve Spurrier Named Ambassador, Consultant For Florida Athletics

first_imgSteve Spurrier seen on College GameDayTwitter/@PickSixPreviewsWhen Steve Spurrier resigned as South Carolina’s head coach midseason last year, there were many who believed that at some point, in some form, he’d head back to his alma mater – Florida – to finish up his career. It turns out they were right.Steve Spurrier will serve as an ambassador and consultant for Florida athletics, per UF release.— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 29, 2016Spurrier, who played quarterback for the Gators from 1963-1966, won a Heisman Trophy and later coached the program for 12 seasons, is headed back to Gainesville. Florida has announced that Spurrier will be an Ambassador and a Consultant for the Florida athletic department. Here’s more from AD Jeremy Foley, via Florida’s official website:“It’s a great day for the Gator Nation to be able to welcome Coach Spurrier back home,” Foley said. “He has served as a tremendous ambassador to the University and the athletic department for 50-plus years and it’s only fitting that at this point in his career, he is back in Gainesville. Being a Gator has always meant so much to Coach Spurrier, but it means just as much to us have him come home.”Spurrier began his college head coaching career at Duke, posting a 20-13-1 record from 1987-1989. After coaching the Gators for 12 seasons, during which he won a national title, he tried his hand in the NFL, coaching the Washington Redskins for two seasons. He later returned to the college ranks in 2005, spending 11 years as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier retired from coaching after six games this past season.Last month, Florida announced that it would be naming its football field in Spurrier’s honor.In 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Spurrier posted a 228-89-2 record with one national title – in 1996. His teams finished ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll 13 times.last_img read more

Witness maintains they were at Saskatchewan farm for help when Colten Boushie

first_imgThe Canadian PressBATTLEFORD, Sask. – A Crown witness in the trial of a Saskatchewan farmer charged with shooting an Indigenous man on his property said he lied to police and the Crown about carrying a gun and breaking into a truck on the day his friend was killed.But when they pulled up to the farm of Gerald Stanley it wasn’t to steal but get help for a damaged tire.Under cross-examination, 18-year-old Cassidy Cross admitted he changed his story the day before he took the witness stand Thursday in the second-degree murder trial of Stanley.“After the trial started you thought it good to take the Crown and the police officer aside and say actually we did have a gun, it was my gun, we were stealing, we used the gun to try and break into a vehicle?” Defence lawyer Scott Spencer asked. “So that’s all stuff you told the police last night after court?”“I told the Crown,” Cross responded. “Because honestly I was scared for myself and I was scared for the people there that they might get into trouble. I know that was wrong but that’s just how I was feeling over there.”Cross added that he was willing to face the consequence for the sudden departure from his testimony at an earlier preliminary hearing.“I was young. I was stupid and I’ve changed a lot since that happened,” Cross replied.Cross was driving an SUV carrying four friends that entered Stanley’s farm on Aug. 9, 2016.Stanley, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder after another man in that vehicle, 22-year-old Colten Boushie, was shot in the back of the head.Cross testified he had about 30 shots of alcohol and was drunk on the day of the shooting.Court has already heard that at around the same time of the shooting, RCMP received a report about a suspected theft from a truck at a farm about 15 to 20 kilometres from the Stanley property. A grey SUV with a flat tire, matching the one Cross was driving, was spotted at that scene and police found the broken stock of a gun.Cross initially told investigators that he and his four friends in the SUV where just checking out the truck, but on the stand, he admitted they were trying to steal and that they had used the gun to break in.“I lied about me going into that truck,” he testified. “My intentions were to go steal. ”The SUV then rolled up to the Stanley farm, but Cross said the group was simply looking for help with the tire.“I wasn’t there to steal,” he told court.Stanley’s son, Sheldon, has testified he and his dad heard an all-terrain vehicle start and thought it was being stolen. The pair ran toward the SUV and threw a hammer at the windshield as the driver tried to leave the farm.Cross said he was blinded by glass when the SUV’s windshield was smashed. He said he jumped out and ran after the SUV hit another vehicle on the Stanley farm.“We didn’t think about it. We just ran. I was scared out of my mind,” he said. “As I was running and got to the approach I heard a ricochet. I heard a bullet right by my right ear.”Sheldon Stanley testified he went in the house to get his truck keys and heard two gunshots. He said he heard a third when he came back out. He testified he saw his father standing beside the SUV looking sick with a gun in his hand saying, “It just went off.”Another passenger in the SUV, Belinda Jackson, testified the group had been drinking the entire day before arriving at the Stanley property. She said her memory of the day was fuzzy but she remembers seeing an older man coming out of a garage while they were still in the vehicle.“He came out with his own handgun. He came around the car to the passenger side and he shot Colten in the head. I’m not comfortable describing how he shot him,” she said.Jackson said she heard four shots fired and two were at Boushie. Court has already heard that Boushie was shot behind the wheel of the SUV. But Jackson said Boushie was in the passenger seat.Crown prosecutor Bill Burge warned the jury in his opening statement “there may well be some serious contradictions to what people saw.”last_img read more