first_imgAntarctica is an ice-dominated continent and all its terrestrial and freshwater habitats are fragmented, which leads to genetic divergence and, eventually, speciation. Acutuncus antarcticus is the most common Antarctic tardigrade and its cryptobiotic capabilities, small size and parthenogenetic reproduction present a high potential for dispersal and colonisation. Morphological (light and electron microscopy, karyology) and molecular (18S rRNA and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) genes) analyses on seven populations of A. antarcticus elucidated the genetic diversity and distribution of this species. All analysed populations were morphologically indistinguishable and made up of diploid females. All specimens presented the same 18S rRNA sequence. In contrast, COI analysis showed higher variability, with most Victoria Land populations presenting up to five different haplotypes. Genetic distances between Victoria Land specimens and those found elsewhere in Antarctica were low, while distances between Dronning Maud Land and specimens from elsewhere were high. Our analyses show that A. antarcticus can still be considered a pan-Antarctic species, although the moderately high genetic diversity within Victoria Land indicates the potential for speciation events. Regions of Victoria Land are considered to have been possible refugia during the last glacial maximum and a current biodiversity hotspot, which the populations of A. antarcticus mirror with a higher diversity than in other regions of Antarctica.last_img read more

first_img× HOBOKEN — Local resident and author Jason Pinter will see his political thriller novel, The Castle, released on Monday. The novel, partly inspired by the 2016 national election, is Pinters sixth novel in the genre. It centers on Remy Stanton, a young, ambitious corporate strategist who is nearly killed when he intervenes and saves the lives of two strangers about to be gunned down. When he awakes in the hospital, Stanton learns he saved the life of a powerful billionaire businessman’s daughter. He is suddenly in the limelight as an overnight hero.This same businessman not only offers Stanton a job but he is about to make history by running for President of the United States on a third-party ticket. But Stanton discovers the dark truth behind the candidate and his daughter as violence erupts and pressure builds.Pinter also oversees his own independent publishing company, Polis books. He moved to Hoboken a little over two years ago. Read more about him in this week’s Hoboken Reporter and in future editions in other towns, or check out the longer story here at The book will be available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble ( more information see Pinter’s website for the novel by clicking the link.last_img read more

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead has arrived onto major streaming platforms. The widely popular Grateful Dead cover band announced last week that they will begin sharing select full-show audio recordings from throughout their career onto digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube Music, and Deezer.Related: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Explosive “Cumberland Blues” > “Big River” From New OrleansAccording to the announcement, each full-show audio that has already been shared by the band (in addition to all future recordings) will continue to be available for fans to relisten and download for free on and via the Nugs streaming app. Fans should also note that any full-show audio shared by the band as part of their weekly “Taper Thursday” series will also be uploaded to streaming services.As of Wednesday, 11 shows from the band’s career, spanning from December 2013 up through March 2019, have been made available on the various platforms. In summary, 193 JRAD live tracks are now available for fans to stream at their leisure, just in time for outdoor concert season. Some of the notable shows now available to stream include JRAD’s headlining debut at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in August 2017, and two gigs from their New Years Eve runs at The Capitol Theatre in 2013 and 2016.You can stream the full Red Rocks 2017 performance below via Spotify:Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – 8/31/2017[Audio: JRAD Spotify]The band’s upcoming spring and summer tour schedule continues with upcoming shows at Eugene, OR’s Cuthbert Amphitheater (5/31); Redmond, WA’s Marymoor Concerts (6/1); and Bonner, MT’s KettleHouse Amphitheater (6/2). Fans can head to the band’s website for tickets and upcoming tour info.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Streaming Catalog ListingPort Chester, NY – 12/27/2013Port Chester, NY – 12/30/2016Morrison, CO – 8/31/2017Brooklyn, NY – 3/10/2018Albany, NY – 3/16/2018Washington, DC – 10/20/2018Live Oak, FL – 10/25/2018Oakland, CA – 11/11/2018Port Chester, NY – 1/19/2019St. Loius, MO – 2/16/2019Portland, ME – 3/2/2019See Full List Of JRAD Shows On Streaming Serviceslast_img read more

first_imgA new study led by HSPH’s Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, finds that fish oil capsules with omega-3 fatty acids failed to prevent the onset of atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia that often follows cardiac surgery and increases patients’ risk for stroke.The study analyzed health outcomes from an international trial of more than 1,500 patients. Findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on November 5, 2012, and simultaneously published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The authors stated in a November 5, 2012 article in US News & World Report that the findings do not mean that omega-3 fatty acids have no helpful effect on the heart. Fish oil was shown to help decrease post-operative bleeding in cardiac patients, Mozaffarian said, and long-term benefits have been demonstrated. “If you put together all of the observational studies and all of the trials, I think there’s evidence that some fish or fish oil intake compared to none reduces death from heart disease,” Mozaffarian said.last_img read more

first_imgKenji Yoshino ’91, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, has been elected president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the academic year 2016-17.Nicole Parent Haughey ’93 has been elected vice chair of the Overseers executive committee for 2016-17.Each a member of the Board of Overseers since 2011, Yoshino and Haughey will serve in its top leadership roles for the final year of their six-year-terms. They will succeed Karen Nelson Moore ’70, J.D. ’73, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Diana Nelson ’84, chair of the board of Carlson, a leading global travel and hospitality company.“Harvard’s Overseers are deeply devoted to the strength and well-being of the University, and they bring to their service an extraordinary combination of broad accomplishment and diverse experience,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “Kenji Yoshino and Nicole Parent Haughey are both remarkably thoughtful leaders, and I am eager to work closely with them in their new roles on the Board.”Kenji YoshinoKenji Yoshino took up his role as the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law in 2008. His primary fields are constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature. In 2014 he was recognized with the Podell Distinguished Teaching Award at NYU, where he also serves on the board of the Brennan Center for Justice. Earlier in his career, from 1998 to 2008, he taught at Yale Law School, where he rose to become the deputy dean of Intellectual Life and the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor of Law.Yoshino graduated from Harvard College in 1991. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received an M.Sc. in management studies from Oxford in 1993. He went on to earn his J.D. degree from Yale in 1996, then clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.He is the author of three books: “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights” (2006), which was recognized with the American Library Association’s Stonewall Honor for nonfiction; “A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice” (2011), and “Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial” (2015), which received the American Library Association’s Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award.Yoshino has published broadly in leading law journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, as well as in more popular publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Slate. He is also a frequent contributor to MSNBC and National Public Radio.As a Harvard Overseer, he currently chairs the board’s standing committee on humanities and arts and serves on both the board’s executive committee and the University’s advisory committee on honorary degrees. He is also a member of the visiting committees for Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the English Department, and he has recently served on the University-wide Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault.A leader in efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in different organizational settings, Yoshino has served on the advisory board of the Center for Talent Innovation, Deloitte’s external advisory council on inclusion, and the World Bank Group’s external advisory panel for diversity and inclusion.He and his husband, Ron Stoneham, live in New York with their two children.Nicole Parent HaugheyNicole Parent Haughey’s career on Wall Street spanned nearly two decades, during which she regularly provided counsel and insights to institutional investors, executive leadership teams, and public company boards of directors.As vice president for corporate strategy and development at United Technologies from 2013 to 2015, Haughey was responsible for strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures across the Fortune 50 company’s varied businesses. Previously, Haughey was a managing partner at Vertical Research Partners LLC, an independent equity research firm she co-founded in December 2009.From 2005 to 2009, Haughey was a managing director for institutional research and global sector head for capital goods equity research at Credit Suisse. Earlier, she held various research roles of increasing responsibility at the New York Stock Exchange, Cowen & Company, Banc of America Securities, and Salomon Smith Barney.A 1993 graduate of Harvard College and an active volunteer in alumni affairs ever since, Haughey is a past president of the Harvard Club of New York and a former chair of the Harvard Alumni Association’s nominating committee.An Overseer since 2011, she is co-chair of the governing boards’ joint committee on alumni affairs and development and a member of the Overseers executive committee. She chairs the visiting committee on athletics and also serves on the visiting committee for the Economics Department.She and her husband, Philip C. Haughey Jr. ’84, M.B.A. ’94, live in Newton.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 29, 2010 British Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, responsible for the 2012 London Games, affirmed that Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 competition, will be able to benefit from the British capital’s organizational experience. “This was the first of several meetings intended to strengthen ties between the two countries. Brazil has to take advantage of London’s experience; Brazil has a lot to learn from our mistakes and from what we got right,” Jowell noted after signing an agreement with her Brazilian counterpart, Sports Minister Orlando Silva. In the British minister’s view, London “made the mistakes first so that Rio won’t make them later, and the most important thing is always to keep an eye on the clock. You lose control over the Olympic budget if you don’t get things done on time. Delays lead to financial loss of control.” Jowell, who met with the governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral, and with the mayor of the state capital of the same name, Eduardo Paes, signed an agreement for cooperation and the exchange of experiences between the cities that will host the next two Olympics. “The agreement has as its objective to maximize business and investment opportunities between the countries involved in organizing major sports events, like the Olympics and the 2014 Brazilian World Cup,” the British Consulate noted in a statement.last_img read more

first_imgYesterday in Split, a cooperation agreement was signed between Westgate Tower and the Marriott International hotel chain, signed by Josip Komar on behalf of Westgate and Matt Hughes, franchise director and owner structure of the Marriott Group, the world’s largest hotel group.This is an introduction to the realization and arrival of this hotel group in Split, but also for the first time in Croatia in general. “We are pleased to present the arrival of the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Split, which is the first direct investment of Marriott International in Croatia. Although mostly, when coming to the market of a certain country, we choose the capital for the opening of the first hotel, in Croatia we made an exception. The modern shape of the building and its location fit perfectly into our business vision, and the city of Split, in addition to its business potential, has an unavoidable, significant tourist potential. I am also happy that more than 100 million members of the Marriotta loyalty program will finally be able to choose Croatia as part of our offerSaid Matt Hughes, director of franchise and ownership structure at Marriott International.Photo: Tehnika.hrThe ceremony was attended by Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, who said that Croatia is recognized in the world not only as a tourist destination, but as an attractive country for investment and that this project worth 600 million kuna represents development, innovation, raising tourism to a higher level. and this is what is needed in order for Split, but also the entire Croatian tourism to become even better and more competitive on the world market.The contract was signed in the administrative center of Splitska banka, ie Westgate tower A. The new tower will be called “Dalmatia”, it will be the highest in Croatia with 115 meters in height, which will be the ground floor and 27 floors. The hotel will be located from the 16th to the 26th floor, will have 190 rooms and suites categorized with four stars, and the opening is planned for 2019.last_img read more

first_imgAirports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 404% more than in the same month last year.The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport, with 472 thousand passengers (an increase of 17,6% compared to June 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 363 thousand passengers (an increase of 7,6% compared to June 2017) and Zagreb Airport with 331 thousand passengers (an increase of 6,6% compared to June 2017).RELATED NEWS:TWO BIDDERS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE CONTRACTOR OF THE STUDY OF THE ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEMCNTB IN COOPERATION WITH HAC WILL DISTRIBUTE COLD WATER AND PROMO MATERIALS AT BORDER CROSSINGS AND Toll STATION LUČKO In the period from January to July, the traffic on motorways amounted to 32 vehicles, which is 499% more than last year. With the increase in turnover, revenues to HAC and ARZ also grew.Thus, revenues this year are higher by 6,7% and amount to HRK 1,59 billion without VAT, while last year earnings from tolls on motorways brought revenue of HRK 1,49 billion. Also, this year it was decided that the summer toll tariff, which brought a 10% more expensive toll, started two weeks earlier, which certainly and further increased revenues.According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the number of passengers at seaports and airports increased in June.Thus, almost 9 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the second quarter of 2018, which is the highest in that period in the last 5 years. Compared to the same period in 2017, this is an increase of 7,0%.The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the second quarter of 2018 amounted to 8,5 million passengers, which is 6,8% more than in the same period in 2017. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Dubrovnik , Zadar, Cres and Supetar. 18,2% more passenger cars and 0,9% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2017.last_img read more

first_imgBiograd wants to take over and manage the Orthopedic Hospital The development strategy of the City of Biograd na Moru defines tourism as one of the main carriers of economic development, especially health tourism, where Biograd na Moru sees its great opportunity for development and positioning. The backbone of everything is the Biograd Special Orthopedic Hospital in the heart of the Adriatic, with an ideal climate according to the Koppen classification. As they point out from Biograd na Moru, the proposal of the Decision on the adoption of the Strategy for the Development of Medical Tourism in Biograd na Moru was presented by a scientist, prof. dr. sc. Branko Vitale, MD “Biograd has an ideal climate for the project of climate treatment and medical-rehabilitation tourism, which includes a gerontological geriatric center. The project is being prepared for an international competition in Norway, and we have the great support of the Ministry of Health and the Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP), an association of American professionals from Croatia. ” states Vitale, who launched the Biograd Initiative for the project of a medical-tourist center. Namely, in the American mega clinic Cleveland Clinic, where the first man is Tomislav Mihaljević from Croatia and which employs over 60 thousand people, has 7,5 million patients and annual revenues of about 10 billion dollars, the annual ACAP conference will be held on September 21. to which he will present the Biograd project of medical-rehabilitation tourism for about 15 minutes.”Biograd na Moru with its health and tourism capacities has all the prerequisites to develop into a leading gerontology geriatric center in the European Union, providing a complete medical-rehabilitation, tourism and cultural. All these activities additionally ensure the use of all quality accommodation capacities and thus the year-round employment of the workforce, not only in Biograd, but also in the wider region. ” claims Vitale, noting the construction of a large retirement village not far from the Adria Hotel. The center will work according to the Scandinavian model and there is no mistake. Moreover, the Orthopedic Hospital is the backbone of the development of Biograd, in four years it must be at the EU level or it will not be, claims Vitale. The new reconstructed hospital system envisages the Center for Geriatric Orthopedics, the first Croatian Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, the Rehabilitation Center, the Specialist-Consultative Center and the Center for Education as an integral part of the cluster. Photo / Source: Biograd na moru Photo: Special Hospital for OrthopedicsBiograd na moru “We have potential investors, primarily Norwegians. We have already been to Norway, and they will come to Biograd twice by the end of the year so that we can receive lessons for applying to the international tender of the Government of Norway and the University Hospital in Oslo for the construction of a gerontology and geriatric center in Biograd. The Germans are interested in Red Port for health needs, mainly respiratory diseases and asthma. There is, as in the Hotel Adria, top accommodation for users of the gerontology and geriatric center. A retirement village will be built near the Adria Hotel, which will be able to accommodate over 500 people, and a tourist complex with several thousand beds will be built on the island of Pašman. All of them are potential users of the gerontology and geriatric center, and air bridges will be established with Norway, America and other countries. ” says Vitale and adds that it is necessary to form a cluster of Dalmatia in order to go to the world market together in cooperation with Kvarner. Finally, it should be noted that the City Council of Biograd na Moru passed a Decision on the submission of a letter of intent on the exercise of founding rights and obligations over the institution Special Hospital for Orthopedics. At the last session of the Biograd City Council, the strategy for the development of medical tourism in Biograd na Moru was also discussed. For the project of climate treatment and medical-rehabilitation tourism, which includes a gerontology-geriatric center, in Biograd they have the support of the Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP), an association of American professionals from Croatia, whose members represent all foreign international communities, such as scientists. doctors, engineers, lawyers, artists, journalists, company executives, accountants, etc. These medical facilities are aimed primarily at the treatment of diseases of the third age, which requires a lot of professional people, says Vitale, and concludes: “The project of the medical-tourist orthopedic-rehabilitation center in Biograd is doomed to success. We have Norwegians and Americans, and the City of Biograd. We also have good personal relationships with people who want to help Biograd and Croatia. All heads should go under one cap. We in Biograd, Zadar County and the Republic of Croatia must be united in terms of this project of the century. Even if there is planting, the project can slow down, but not stop”last_img read more

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