Arbuscular mycorrhizas are present on Spitsbergen

first_imgA previous study of 76 plant species on Spitsbergen in the High Arctic concluded that structures resembling arbuscular mycorrhizas were absent from roots. Here, we report a survey examining the roots of 13 grass and forb species collected from 12 sites on the island for arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) colonisation. Of the 102 individuals collected, we recorded AM endophytes in the roots of 41 plants of 11 species (Alopecurus ovatus, Deschampsia alpina, Festuca rubra ssp. richardsonii, putative viviparous hybrids of Poa arctica and Poa pratensis, Poa arctica ssp. arctica, Trisetum spicatum, Coptidium spitsbergense, Ranunculus nivalis, Ranunculuspygmaeus, Ranunculus sulphureus and Taraxacum arcticum) sampled from 10 sites. Both coarse AM endophyte, with hyphae of 5–10 μm width, vesicles and occasional arbuscules, and fine endophyte, consisting of hyphae of 1–3 μm width and sparse arbuscules, were recorded in roots. Coarse AM hyphae, vesicles, arbuscules and fine endophyte hyphae occupied 1.0–30.7, 0.8–18.3, 0.7–11.9 and 0.7–12.8% of the root lengths of colonised plants, respectively. Principal component analysis indicated no associations between the abundances of AM structures in roots and edaphic factors. We conclude that the AM symbiosis is present in grass and forb roots on Spitsbergen.last_img read more

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Blind: I’m clever enough

first_img Press Association And after helping his side to a 1-0 victory in the game at Old Trafford, the 25-year-old Holland international told MUTV: “I’ve said many times before that I just want to play. “If you see what everyone can add to the team, then it’s a real battle for places and everyone had to fight for a position. “I got a chance on this occasion and I tried my best. Of course, people always say I don’t have the height or the power but I think I’m clever enough and smart enough. “I think we did well at the back, together with Chris (Smalling), Luke (Shaw) and Matteo (Darmian), and we got a clean sheet so I was happy.” Manchester United’s Daley Blind has hit back at those questioning the decision to play him at centre-back, insisting he is “clever enough and smart enough” for the position.center_img Blind, seen more regularly in midfield or at left-back in his first campaign with United last term, was used as a central defender in the Red Devils’ 2015-16 Barclays Premier League opener against Tottenham on Saturday. There has been plenty of debate about his suitability for the role. last_img read more

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WBB : SU plays inspired 1st half in loss to Connecticut

first_img Published on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Before Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis could finish her wide-open drive to the basket, Syracuse’s Iasia Hemingway slid over from the opposite block and met her just outside the lane. The Connecticut forward bowled over Hemingway, drawing an offensive foul.The hustle play by Hemingway protected a tied score more than 10 minutes into the game and ignited a fire in her Syracuse teammates. Elashier Hall let out a jolting scream and vigorously pumped her fist as she and the entire Orange lineup greeted Hemingway under the rim.‘I just try to bring positive energy,’ Hemingway said. ‘Even if it’s the little things like taking a charge or getting a stop, you got to really be excited because when you’re excited, it brings everybody excitement.’The excitement for Syracuse (13-8, 2-5 Big East) was warranted as the Orange stuck with No. 3 UConn (18-2, 7-1) for the first 20 minutes Wednesday night. In front of a record home crowd, SU came out energized and thinking upset against the vaunted Huskies. Connecticut only managed a seven-point lead at halftime, but broke the game open in the second half to blow the Orange away 95-54 in the Carrier Dome.Syracuse used an efficient performance on offense and kept the Huskies out of rhythm with its full-court press. UConn came into the game riding a five-game win streak in which they outscored their opponents by an average of 44.4 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange came out determined to keep Connecticut from running away with another victory.‘We had the mindset, and we always do in the first half,’ SU guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We got to jump out first, whoever gets the first lick first. And we came out with a lot of energy and intensity and effort, and we had a goal, and we wanted to win, of course.’Hemingway ensured Syracuse kept that mindset in the first half, setting the tone on offense right out of the gates.The Syracuse forward scored the Orange’s first six points, all coming off aggressive drives down the right side of the lane from the right wing.Two minutes in, SU was up four and playing with confidence.‘At the start of the game we understood what we had to do,’ Hillsman said. ‘And we just really needed to get the ball to Iasia and to the 14-foot range and get some straight line drives, and that’s what we did.’With Connecticut soon keying on Hemingway, opportunities opened up for her teammates.Syracuse maintained a 9-6 lead more than four minutes in when Hemingway rolled down the lane to receive an inbounds pass. She was immediately draped past two Huskies and fell to the ground as a result of the suffocating defense. But as she lost her balance, Hemingway hit SU center Kayla Alexander in the middle of the paint for a short jumper.Connecticut seized the lead for good with 6:25 remaining in the half, but Syracuse kept fighting.Down 10 with less than a minute on the clock, Tyson-Thomas grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed free throw over UConn guard Bria Hartley and kicked it out to Coffey for a wide-open 3 from the left wing.The point guard drilled it, bringing the entire SU bench to its feet as it was within striking distance heading into the half.‘We were positive. We wanted to come back out with the same mentality we had in the first half,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We went in the locker room and said the same things that we did at the start of the game. We wanted to continue doing what we were doing.’But Syracuse couldn’t keep it going in the second half. The Huskies hit three 3-pointers to open up a 17-point lead less than three minutes into the half.Hillsman saw it slipping away and tried to salvage the game with two timeouts. But he knew after Hartley put the Huskies up by 13 that the game was over. He jumped out of his crouch to signal for the first timeout before walking out to the paint and clapping his hands twice in a sign of his frustration.And by the time Hillsman stepped to the podium after the game, that positive energy from the first half disappeared in a humbling 41-point loss.‘We don’t take moral victories here,’ Hillsman said. ‘We lost the game. We lost the game big.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

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KSA issues technical requirements on ‘CRUKS’ self-exclusion register

first_img KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance July 13, 2020 Submit Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 Share Related Articles TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs  July 29, 2020 The Dutch gambling regulatory authority, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has published its technical specifications and operator procedures relating to its national self-exclusion scheme.The Remote Gambling Act (KOA) stipulates that all licensed incumbents (digital and retail) must participate in the KSA’s ‘Central Register for Exclusion of Games of Chance’ (CRUKS). The KSA will initially launch its CRUKS programme for land-based arcade and casino operators on 1 January 2021, as the Netherlands relaunches its regulated gambling marketplace. The regulator warned all land-based licensees that CRUKS provisions and procedures must be fully operational for the Dutch market’s relaunch date in 2021. CRUKS procedures will allow Dutch consumers to directly register for self-exclusion from gambling services. All licensed operators must offer ‘registration on an involuntary basis’, with self-exclusion allowed to be requested by a partner or relative of the customer. Once registered, a player will be self-excluded from all gambling contacts for a minimum period of six months, with customers able to request longer withdrawal terms.   All licensed operators must cross-reference player data with the CRUKS database before allowing a customer entry to a land-based gambling venue or registration to an online gambling domain.The KSA will track all self-excluded players through their Dutch ‘Citizen Service Number’, verifying name, date of birth and address. Allowing land-based incumbents to prepare for market relaunch, the KSA will launch a CRUKS test environment on 13 July. As yet the KSA has not launched its test requirements for digital operators, wishing to join the Dutch regulated online gambling market from July 2021.Further to its technical requirements, this week the KSA notified that it had launched its tender process to operate its national problem gambling helpline. The service will offer gamblers access to treatment, advice and support via a website, chat service, email and telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Clippers outlast rival Warriors

first_imgGriffin had 30 points and 15 rebounds. With his fifth rebound, he became the third player in NBA history to reach 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field before the end of his fourth season. The others are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Charles Barkley.Granger scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half, though his most memorable shot was a 3-pointer that missed before Griffin swooped in for a rebound dunk.“I was telling Danny, I’m not going to lie, I kind of wanted it to come off the rim if I was going to run that hard,” Griffin said with a smile. “I was at the 3-point line when he shot it and I started running in and it came just right. I got lucky.”Paul finished with 16 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and three steals and one was one of seven Clippers in double figures.Willie Green added 13 points off the bench.“We have to prove to ourselves that we can win games like this,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Each game like this helps. We have to learn physical composure and mental toughness and that’s where we’re growing.“I was looking forward to this game because I felt like some of those things would happen in this game and we came out of it.”The Clippers (46-20) limited the Warriors (41-25) to 43.9-percent shooting. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 26 points, David Lee had 20 and Stephen Curry had 13 points and 11 assists.The Clippers trailed by as many as seven points in the third quarter but rallied and Paul’s 3-pointer just before the buzzer gave them an 84-79 lead.“Our fight has been great with whoever’s on the court,” Griffin said. “Up 10, down 10, I think it’s come to a point where it doesn’t matter, we stick together and try to pull it out.“To have all the guys hurt that we’ve had this year and not have our full team and be where we are is great. We’ve gone through a lot of adversity and I think that’s going to help us down the road.” He darn near had a triple-double. He made three of his final four shots, including a 3-pointer that set the tone for the fourth quarter.But just after the Clippers’ 111-98 win over Golden State on Wednesday at Staples Center, there was Chris Paul taking a self-mandated shooting session.“I don’t think we’ve been complacent at any point and CP is a leader doing something like that,” forward Blake Griffin said. “He puts a lot on himself and after a game where he hit big shots, maybe he didn’t shoot a great percentage — and nobody really did — it shows you how hungry he is.”The teams went out and began throwing haymakers at the opposition. By halftime, there were already 20 lead changes, and in the third quarter, the Clippers turned a six-point deficit into a five-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. It was entertaining stuff and thoughts raced ahead to the playoffs, since if the postseason was to start Wednesday, they would be first-round opponents.They went at each other tough but didn’t cross the edge they’ve crossed in the physical meetings of the past two seasons. There was one brief spill when Griffin and Draymond Green got tangled and went to the floor on a play away from the ball, with Green being called for a foul.And during a timeout early in the fourth quarter, Golden State’s Jermaine O’Neal had words for Griffin in front of the Clippers’ bench and O’Neal was eventually called for a technical foul.In the end, the Clippers had their ninth consecutive victory and growing sense of confidence.They have been winning without scorers like J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, and now newcomers Danny Granger and Glen Davis are beginning to step forward.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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20 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers leaps to defend Choudhury

first_imgLeicester boss Rodgers leaps to defend Choudhuryby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Hamza Choudhury after his tackle on Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.Salah was forced off minutes before the the end of the Reds’ dramatic 2-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Saturday after being caught on the left ankle by a poor challenge from Choudhury.“I don’t think it was a really bad challenge,” said the former Liverpool boss. “Mohamed Salah is coming inside and the speed he travels and Hamza is coming back.“I have tried to look at it but the camera is quite a way away. The emotion of the game, it might seem worse than it was.“He is an honest boy, Hamza, he makes challenges but I don’t think there was anything malicious.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: ESPN’s Jon Gruden Tells Marcus Mariota He Rooted Against Oregon Because Of The Ducks’ Uniforms

first_imgJon Gruden appearing on ESPN.ESPN’s Jon Gruden is apparently not a fan of Oregon’s brightly-colored uniforms. On Monday, ESPN aired Gruden’s QB Camp with former Ducks’ quarterback Marcus Mariota, who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft. During Mariota’s session with Gruden, the NFL analyst expressed some distaste for Oregon’s fluorescent yellow uniforms, saying he rooted against the Ducks when they wore them. Jon Gruden trashes @Univ_Of_Oregon fluorescent yellow unis to Marcus Mariota while wearing a fluorescent yellow polo— Chris Law (@ChrisLaw) March 17, 2015Gruden, of course, said all of this while wearing a neon-yellow polo. We’re guessing a man of his intelligence realizes the irony in his comments.last_img read more

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Video: Watch Ohio State Linemen Brandon Bowen And Rashod Berry Go At It In An Intense 1-On-1 Drill

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Spring football is underway in Columbus, and today Ohio State linemen took part in some intense one-on-one drills. OSU posted video of offensive lineman Brandon Bowden going against Rashod Berry, who recently moved from tight end to defensive line. Things are getting pretty intense already for the Buckeyes.According to the caption, Bowden was given the win, but Berry, who was giving up about 75 pounds in the matchup, seemed to hold his own as well.More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

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Demi Moore To Host GEMS Benefit Gala

first_imgDemi Moore and Philanthropist Arden Wohl will co-host the GEMS Benefit Gala on October 17th, 2012 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City.The gala will honor Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, GEMS, the largest service provider to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women in the US. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this event will go to GEMS critical services for victims and survivors, ages 12 -24, of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.Hosts Demi Moore and Arden Wohl will kick-off a star-studded dramatic reading of excerpts from “Girls Like Us,” the critically acclaimed memoir by GEMS Founder and Executive Director Rachel Lloyd. Participants in the event include Jada Pinkett Smith, Yolanda Ross, Natasha Lyonne, Roz Coleman, Jamie Hector, Adepero Oduye, Shontelle and India Arie.As a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation herself, Rachel’s groundbreaking book shares not only her own story of triumphing over abuse but most importantly the stories and experiences of the girls served by GEMS and sheds light on the realities of domestic sex trafficking in the US today. Elle magazine said of Girls Like Us “Riveting. . . . [Lloyd’s] passionate, persuasive arguments for recognition and protection give a voice to the thousands of girls all around us who work and suffer in near invisibility”. It’s with the goal of raising both critical funds to support GEMS work and increasing the visibility of exploited girls and young women that GEMS is proud to present celebrity readings from Girls Like Us.As the only non-profit in New York specifically created to serve girls and young women in the commercial sex industry, GEMS serves nearly 350 girls and young women each year through an array of services including counseling, crisis care, housing, educational support, employment and youth leadership training. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.For tickets, click here or contact Zuleika Munoz at [email protected]:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Flood Camp for evacuee kids in Winnipeg

first_imgAPTN National NewsHundreds of families — and their children — are living in Winnipeg hotels after spring flooding ruined their homes. Summer vacation has become a distant hope, as they wait for news of home.Now, the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg are working together to create a camp for kids stranded in Winnipeg as a result of the floods.APTN National News reporter Amy Stretten has the details.last_img

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