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Biological research by the British Antarctic Survey

first_imgThe Antarctic Peninsula, the islands rising from the Scotia Ridge, and the Falkland Islands are a key area for biologists interested in the origin, relationships, and adaptations of the Antarctic flora and fauna. Of all Antarctic regions, furthermore, this has perhaps been the most intensively studied. The pioneer observations of J. R. and J. G. Forster during Cook’s circumnavigation in 1772–75, and of James Eights in 1833 (Caiman, 1937), supplemented by the less systematic accounts of those engaged in early nineteenth-century sealing and whaling voyages (Weddell, 1825; Allen, 1899) paved the way for the thorough scientific programmes of more modern expeditions. The first of these, the Belgica expedition under de Gerlache, 1897–99, yielded much general information and brought back an apterous fly {Belgica antarctica),the first higher insect to be discovered in the true Antarctic. Soon afterwards, the Swedish South Polar Expedition led by Nordenskjold, 1901–04, brought to the Antarctic an outstanding botanist, the late C. J. F. Skottsberg, whose botanical researches on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic themes were to last for over half a century (Skottsberg, 1963). During the following decade the two French expeditions led by Charcot, 1903–05 and 1908–10, contributed important microbiological and ornithological information, and in 1902–04 the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition under Bruce made the first study of the South Orkney Islands and provided a general evaluation of botanical and biogeographical problems (Rudmose Brown, 1912). All these expeditions made general collections of flora and fauna which revealed that the Antarctic Peninsula and its adjacent islands were the richest area, biologically speaking, of the whole Antarctic region. Farther north, the Swedish Magellanic Expedition, led by Skottsberg in 1907–09, provided what is still the only published account of the vegetation of the Falkland Islands and information vital to the evaluation of biogeographical relationships between the Scotia Ridge, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Magellanic region of South America. Skottsberg (1912) also described the vegetation of South Georgia, where pioneer work had been done by Will during the German International Polar Year expedition, 1882–83. The botanical work on this island, up to 1964, has recently been comprehensively reviewed by Greene (1964a).last_img read more

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Professor – Hematology & Oncology

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).Baylor College of Medicine and the NCI-designated ComprehensiveCancer Center are affiliated with five major teaching hospitals inthe Texas Medical Center including Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center,The Ben Taub General Hospital and the Michael E DeBakey VA MedicalCenter. Ample laboratory space is available in the Cancer Center.The 427 members of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center generate morethan $170M annually in cancer related research funding includingtwo SPORE grants in breast cancer and lymphoma and a third jointlywith MDACC in brain cancer. The Center includes seven outstandingintegrated Research Programs in Breast Cancer, Cancer Cell and GeneTherapy, Nuclear Receptors, Pediatric Oncology, Prevention andPopulation Science, Cancer Biology and Cancer Evolvability.SummaryThe Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department ofMedicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, isrecruiting an Oncologist clinician scientist to join the Section ofHematology/Oncology at the Professor level and to serve asAssociate Director for Translational research.Several new initiatives are in development including programs inthoracic malignancies, hematologic malignancies, GU cancers,pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and early phaseclinical studies. Ten Shared Resources are available to CancerCenter members and the Human Genome Sequencing Center, a CancerGenetics Lab, and the Center for Drug Discovery are additionalunique resources. The Center is the recipient of a $100M naminggift from the Duncan family to be used largely for programdevelopment and recruitment.Minimum QualificationsInterested candidates will have an MD or MD/PhD degree and shouldbe board certified in hematology and/or oncology. Applicationsshould include a letter outlining the candidate’s academicinterests in addition to a curriculum vitae and the names of fourreferences.In addition to completing the formal application, please sendapplication to:Martha P. Mims, M.D., Ph.D.Chief, Section of Hematology/Medical OncologyProfessor of MedicineBaylor College of MedicineOne Baylor Plaza, BCM 187Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.2245CA; CHlast_img read more

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State Revenues Come In Lower Than April Forecast

first_imgState Revenues Come In Lower Than April ForecastNovember 23, 2017  Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comIndiana has fewer dollars pouring into the general fund than state officials estimated when they made their forecast in April, with the biggest decline in corporate income tax collections.The State  Budget Agency reported Monday that year-to-date general fund collections totaled almost $4.8 billion, or 2.5 percent less than what was the forecast and only slightly below revenues reported in the same period one year ago.The agency also reported that year-to-date sales and individual taxes were slightly below the April forecast but 2.2 percent more than what the state collected in the same period in the last fiscal year.Also down slightly through the current fiscal year were individual income tax collections, which were $1.8 billion or .3 percent below the forecast. But those collections were 2.8 percent more than what the state took in during the same period in the last fiscal year.Meanwhile, corporate income tax collections were 52.9 percent below the forecast and 45.7 percent below the amount the state took in during the same period in the last fiscal year. Part of the reason collections are down is that corporate refunds have risen as the Department of Revenue processes refunds more quickly.Also, corporate tax collections vary greatly from month to month, the agency also reported. Collections depend on when corporations file their returns, how quickly they are processed, whether they claim refunds, among others.The agency also said that more corporate tax dollars are paid in the final six months of the fiscal year compared to the first six months. The current fiscal year ends June 30.TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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PNG thrash Tonga by 114 runs

first_imgPNG batted first and set a target of 190 after batting out the full 20 overs.Jason Kila top scored for PNG with an impressive knock of 74 runs. Kila smashed 9 fours and 3 sixes.Sione Manumu’a was the best of the Tongan bowlers taking 3/26.Tonga ‘ s top order batsmen in Alois Pau’u (22) and Maamaloa Kuluka  (21) steered Tonga ‘s innings in the opening overs but their dismissals sparked a major batting collapse.Tonga lost their last 7 wickets for only 18 runs.Jason Kila with the ball proved deadly snaring 3/7. Tonga were all bowled out for 76.In the other match today, Vanuatu did it easy beating New Caledonia by 234 runs.last_img

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MAN CITY VS CRYSTAL PALACE

first_imgMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, KOLAROV,FERNANDINHO, FERNANDO, DE BRUYNE, SILVA, STERLING, AGUEROPALACE (4-2-3-1)CHAMAKH, BOLASIE, PUNCHEON, ZAHA,LEDLEY, McARTHUR,SOUARE, DELANEY, DANN, WARD,HENNESSEYManchester City had 22 shots against Everton on Wednesday, but still failed to score in a 0-0 draw.Palace, meanwhile, suffered their fourth game without a win in the Premier League when they were beaten 1-0 at bottom club Aston Villa on Tuesday.It was also the fourth time in a row that they have failed to score; they have now gone 362 minutes without finding the net in the league. It is the first time the Eagles have gone four top-flight games without a goal since February 1998 (when they could not find the net in five successive Premier League outings).These teams have met twice already this season. In September, at Selhurst Park, City stole the points thanks to a last-minute winner from Kelechi Iheanacho. And six weeks later, at the Etihad Stadium, City won 5-1 in the Capital One Cup, with five different scorers.Palace have never won at City in the Premier League, losing the last three and drawing two of five. Indeed, they last won there in December 1990 in the old First Division.last_img read more

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Perpetual Help nears Final Four, extends Mapua’s slide

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help steamrolled Mapua, 25-18, 25-23, 25-12, to move closer to a Final Four berth in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Maria Aurora Tripoli, Maria Lourdes Clemente and Jowie Versoza scored 11 points each for the Lady Altas, who upped their mark to 5-2 and stay in third place behind defending champion Arellano University and second-running San Beda.After the Lady Cardinals put up a gallant stand in the second set, the Lady Altas left nothing to chance and went for the kill in the third set.Perpetual Help, which bounced back after dropping a five-setter to Arellano last week, is primed to make a return trip to the semifinals after falling short last season.Dianne Latayan had 10 points and was the lone bright spot for Mapua, which reeled to its 17th consecutive defeat dating back to Season 92.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: FEU return delayed as Vargas suffers muscle strain Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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LIPA Pledges Commitment to Capacity Building

first_imgThe Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Blayon Nyemah, Sr. has pledged his institution’s commitment to ensuring quality capacity-building in the public and private sectors of the country.Mr. Nyemah made the assertion on Wednesday, April 2, at the orientation of eighth batch of trainees in procurement at the entity’s main office in Mamba Point old CID Road.He noted that LIPA, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank and other partners, has trained over 260 persons in procurement from government ministries and agencies in the country.According to him, LIPA’s re-branding agenda includes improvement of quality services, which remains a vital focus for the entity, noting, “This component is cardinal to the transformation of our country.”Nyemah said: “Public sector modernization depends on the capacity of public servants and this is why we attach serious importance to the procurement sector of government because they in return attach value to money.”LIPA Director General then used the occasion to challenge participants to take their lessons seriously as the institute will drop anyone recording multiple absences and lateness.In remarks, LIPA Course Coordinator Christian Tabla lauded the World Bank for initiating the professionalization of public procurement in the country.According to Tabla, the project which started in 2010 has hosted seven classes, adding that “The current one is the eighth batch and comprises 35 trainees drawn from 20 ministries and agencies of government.”Participants will cover 10 modules in 10 working days and are expected to deal with topics such as introductory concept of procurement, procurement roles and responsibilities and ethical issues in procurement, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dr. Kateh to Purge ‘Unethical Health Workers’

first_imgDeputy Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, has promised to purge health practitioners involved in “unethical behaviors” at any health facility in Liberia.Dr. Kateh, according to the Daily Observer Grand Gedeh Correspondent, made the promise at the close of a health dialogue for five counties in southeastern Liberia held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, recently.The dialogue was intended to solicit views from citizens of the five counties about the health sector, especially about health workers’ attitudes toward patients.The five southeast counties are River Gee, Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru and Grand Gedeh.The dialogue was also intended to solicit views from officials and workers of other sectors on how they, together with officials from the health sector, can work to improve the system in the southeast as the government gradually takes full control of the sector.Dr. Kateh said recommendations from working groups in the ongoing dialogue, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Civil Society Organizations and County Health Teams, recently sent to the House Plenary at the National Legislature, have been warmly received and that the lawmakers have promised to fully support the initiative.Key among the recommendations are the decentralization of drug depots, modalities for patient input to ensure availability of drugs through minimum payment of service fees and attractive incentives for rural health workers.Based on citizens’ views, Dr. Kateh threatened to revoke the professional license of any health worker who engages in “unethical” practice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Grow the Economy by Opening for More hours’

first_imgRep. Dixon W. Seboe: “The trajectory indicates that the growth can even double in our first term if adequate economic and political variables are put in place.-House’s Banking, Currency Chairman Suggests to PlenaryThe exchange rate of the US dollars to the Liberian dollar, (L$162 to 1 US$), coupled with the soaring prices of goods, have caused many Liberians to believe that the economy would crash soon — probably this year or 2020.But, in an effort to combat the expected drown economy, the chairman of the Committee of Banking and Currency in the House of Representatives (54th Legislature), Rep. Dixon W. Seboe, is suggesting that the economy must be shifted from an 8-hour to a 12 to 14-hour economy.The House’s economy and investment chief said almost every commercial activity in the country opens at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. and shuts down at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., which limits the economy to eight hours per day.He argued in a letter to the House’s Plenary that, “if the economy opens for more hours, it will grow.”Rep. Seboe, a former Finance Ministry customs director, said the country can obtain a “modest growth’ despite inheriting a messy and broken economy.“The trajectory indicates that the growth can even double in our first term if adequate economic and political variables are put in place,” Rep. Seboe stressed in his letter, dated January 23, 2019.“I want to plead with you all my colleagues that we should invite the Ministers of Commerce, Finance and other relevant institutions to begin a frank discussion on how to achieve this in the soonest possible time,” he said.Seboe, who represents Montserrado County District #16, drew his argument from a recent report by the African Development Bank, which speaks to the economic growth of the country in 2018.“Real GDP grew to an estimated 3.7% from 2.5% in 2017 and it is estimated to grow to 4.7% this year. This growth is underpinned by the modest growth in the agricultural, fisheries and service sectors,” Rep. Seboe said.Meanwhile, members of the House of Representatives voted to send Rep. Seboe’s letter to the Committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Development Planning and report in an unspecified time-frame.The decision was made on Thursday, January 31, during the 7th day sitting, following a motion from Montserrado County District #7 Representative Solomon C. George.Amid the bad economy, President George M. Weah during his annual address to the Legislature on Monday, January 28, predicted prospects while some Liberians have differed, arguing that the primary trigger of a full-blown crash would be a financial crisis, which is glaring.A member of the House of Representatives, who requested to not be named, told the Daily Observer that most of the banks in the country are holding more capital relative to assets than before, arguing that the banks want to avoid stress if there will be a recession.Another member of the House, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said: “Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time low. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families.”Full-time work in the country is currently defined as eight hours daily for five days a week, a total of 40 hours, at least for public offices. For commercial businesses workers put in around to 48 hours per week, which typically includes Saturdays.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hard Rock Café opens in Guyana

first_imgVice President of Hard Rock Cafe, Tom PerezHard Rock Café, an international franchise, on Friday opened its doors to Guyana at the Movietowne Mall, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown. Promising an unforgettable experience, management is offering food, drinks, entertainment and lots of side attractions.The café is known for its exciting collection of memorabilia, such as an original piece worn by Michel Jackson that decorates the walls.Rock star fans can now indulge in mouth-watering dishes and perfectly priced cocktails prepared by trained and enthusiastic staffers, while sitting among guitars and other musical instruments signed by legends such as Elvis Presley, Bon Jovi and pieces worn by Rihanna, Katy Perry and Elton John among others.Guests can look forward to fresh, high quality items from the Hard Rock’s menu, including a selection of legendary burgers. The café also boasts an award-winning drink menu which includes Hurricanes and Margaritas with collectable glassware.The entity have already hired 75 Guyana who are being trained by persons from across the world in preparation of the grand opening of the 4600 square-foot, state-of-the-art café this weekend.The Vice President of Hard Rock, Tom Perez, told the media that the Café is already in 75 countries, as he explained why the brand was brought to Guyana.“We saw the potential in Guyana and we thought now is the moment. This country is about to blow up. We think it’s gonna be very successful economically and I think this is the time for the brand to come,” Perez explained.Hard Rock Café also promises non-stop entertainment with a stage already set for locals to showcase their talent as well as foreigners.The Café also has a mini store where music-inspired items as well as Hard Rock merchandise, such as T-shirts and key rings and other items can be purchased.Guyana Times caught up with Perez who revealed that the brand already has plans for future expansion. According to him, Guyana’s main airport may see a Hard Rock Café soon.A glimpse of the tasty burgers being offered by Hard Rock Cafélast_img read more

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