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first_imgEctomycorrhizal fungi are key players in terrestrial ecosystems yet their mating systems and population dynamics remain poorly understood. We investigated the fine-scale relatedness structure and genetic diversity of Boletus edulis, one of the world’s most commercially important wild mushrooms. Microsatellite genotyping of fruiting bodies from 14 different sites around Bielefeld in Germany revealed little in the way of population structure over a geographic scale of several kilometres. However, on a more local scale we found evidence for elevated relatedness as well as inbreeding. We also observed a significant negative association between the genetic diversity of fruit and the age of the trees under which they were sampled. Taken together, our results suggest that as genets mature, they compete and potentially create conditions under which further spores struggle to become established. By implication, even though this species is widely picked, propagules remain common enough to create strong competition when new habitats become available.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Canadian government said that scientific research is fundamental to evidence-based decision-making when planning and carrying out marine conservation efforts Image: Canada announces funding for research to better understand and respond to oil spills. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison from Pixabay. Canada has the world’s longest coastline and is surrounded by three oceans and the health of our oceans matters to all of us. The Government of Canada is dedicated to protecting our oceans and waterways and to keeping them clean, secure and productive for the benefit of all Canadians, now and into the future. We understand the importance of protecting the marine ecosystems that are home to an abundance of ocean life, support more than 350,000 jobs and sustain hundreds of coastal and Indigenous communities. We also recognize that scientific research is fundamental to evidence-based decision-making when planning and carrying out marine conservation efforts.Under Canada’s historic $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, we are making major investments in science to help protect our coasts and waterways from the impacts of potential oil spills, and to support the collection of data in order to identify changes in coastal environments.Today, the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun, the Honourable David Lametti, announced on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, that Concordia University and McGill University will receive more than $8.2 million for four research projects that will help improve protocols and decision-making to minimize the environmental impacts of oil spills. This investment will support 19 scientific trainee positions.These projects are funded under the Multi-Partner Research Initiative, which aims to ensure we have access to the best scientific information and methods available to respond to oil spills in Canadian waters by supporting collaborative research among oil spill experts both in Canada and worldwide. These collaborative efforts will improve our knowledge of how oil spills behave, how best to contain them, clean them up, and minimize their environmental impacts.The research projects led by Concordia University will study the effectiveness of washing agents in shoreline oil spill cleanups and investigate the pathways and processes that move oil spilled at sea from one place to another.  The projects led by McGill University will examine the ability of microbes to naturally break down oil spills in order to develop potential remediation strategies in the Canadian Arctic.Minister Lametti also congratulated Dr. Jonathan Verreault of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), whose team of researchers was recently awarded $804,750 in investments through the Whale Science for Tomorrow initiative. This joint collaboration between Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada provides funding to three Canadian universities over the next five years for research focused on the conservation of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (UBC), North Atlantic Right Whale (Dalhousie University) and St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga (UQAM). This investment will enable UQAM researchers to use ground-breaking methods to better understand the St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga’s exposure to environmental contaminants and impacts on its health. This initiative is an example of the essential partnership between academia and policy makers to inform conservation efforts for endangered whales.Quotes“Our government is committed to keeping our oceans healthy, clean and safe for future generations. The research conducted at Concordia and McGill will help protect and restore marine ecosystems for this generation and as we face new challenges with a changing climate.The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard“Scientific research is at the heart of the evidence-based decision-making and is vital to advancing critical marine conservation work. Through the Multi-Partner Research Initiative, our government is supporting the kind of scientific knowledge that will help protect our waters and coasts from oil spills for generations to come. Our new investment in science and research at Concordia University and McGill University will contribute to a stronger understanding of our oceans and ocean health, while providing 19 scientific trainees with opportunities to further their skills and knowledge in this vital field.”The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more


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first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.HERE’S WHAT’S ON OUR MIND TODAYThis coming Saturday, author Joe Jack Wallace is taking a detour to Evansville on his way to an International Conference called the “Future Of Everything” in New York.  Joe is one of 300 individuals who has been invited to participate in this prestigious week-long event sponsored by the Wall Street Journal.  Joe is a former Editor of the City-County Observer. He will be at Bar Louie-Eastside this Saturday between 11:00 to 12:00 to greet his many friends and autograph his newly published book entitled “Living Outside The Box.”“Living Outside the Box” debuted on Amazon in mid-April and was named #1 New Edition in three categories including Green Business and Intergovernmental Policy.Mr. Wallace will discuss the inspiration that launched the book and explains the content of the book from its opening chapters about dispelling myths with science, through the habits that poise people to be highly impactful and how vision followed by execution lead to establishing a state of the art technology center in Greater Palm Springs, California.He currently serves as the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership.Wallace graduated from Stanford University and the University of Evansville with Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  He also holds certifications in Cybersecurity and The Internet of Things from Harvard and MIT.  He is a sought after speaker on topics from entrepreneurship to politics.Attendance is limited and by reservation.  Please contact City-County Observer Editor Justin Phillips at 812-653-9662 for details.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: Who do feel is the most conservative elected body in Vanderburgh County?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] LinkEmailShare,Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: Who do feel is the most conservative elected body in Vanderburgh County?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]last_img read more



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first_imgThe United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In order to attend the concert, you must pick up free tickets in advance.Free tickets are available at the information desk on the second floor of City Hall facing the main entrance. City Hall hours are 9:45 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Call (609)-525-9300.The Air Force Ensemble features 17 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned world- wide acclaim and military distinction. The Band delivers a wide array of jazz and fusion from big band swing to cutting edge contemporary music.Activated in 1941, the Ensemble has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and highlighting all of the U.S. military branches. The band travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region presenting over 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Air Force morale and protocol events.From the swingin’ sounds of Major Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band jazz, the USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble plays with style and sophistication.last_img read more


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first_imgSociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot’s inspiring book says that ages 50-75 are prime time for adventure. Forty interviews with people living in their “third chapter” show how fulfilling life can be then.last_img


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first_imgFor its annual High School Art Day, which provides students with the opportunity to take studio art classes on campus, the Snite Museum of Art hosted visitors from Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.“This is our 28th year, and we rotate which high school we invite, and it’s all over the Michiana area,” program coordinator Mary Rattenbury said. “We can take between 50 and 60 kids to come spend the day on campus.”Penn students began their day by touring the Snite Museum’s senior thesis exhibits of students pursuing a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA).  Students were free to roam and read about each exhibit, but there were also graduate students on site to give greater detail into their art projects, according to Rattenbury.One graduate student presenting her MFA thesis was Laura Lemna, who has a concentration in painting. Lemna’s mural exhibited bright, abstract patterns. She said the visiting students should make small, incremental decisions in developing themselves as artists.“Not everyone understands that being an artist is a career that someone is able to pursue,” Lemna said. “So, I think the earlier that you can expose that career option, and for [these students] to see real life examples of people doing that and enjoying it, I think that’s very important.”After seeing the BFA and MFA exhibits, Penn students were split into groups and taken to their morning studio art workshops in the Riley Hall of Art and Design. High schoolers had the opportunity to take courses such as “Paper Marbling and Bookbinding,” “Clay Slabs and Beyond,” “Playing With Light” and “Decorative Cast Relief Sculpture.”From there, students proceeded to West Lake Hall for lunch.“During lunch, two of the graduate students, [Mitch Springer and Thomas Cornell, presented] how to create a portfolio, so the students can start to know how to put things together for their future, whether it be a job or education,” Rattenbury said.In the afternoon, students remained at West Lake Hall for more studio sessions. The classes there included “Concert Poster Design,” “Design your own Hand-Lettered Postcard,” “Seeing Color” and “Digital Sketchbook Pro.”“It’s a full day,” Rattenbury said. “We really enjoy doing it. The students are exposed to life on campus, and the graduate students gain experience in teaching. It’s a nice way for them to gain experience for their future, too.”Tags: high school art day, penn high school, Snite Museum of Artlast_img read more


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first_img John Guare’s unforgettable 1990 play Six Degrees of Separation is returning to the Great White Way. Emmy winner Allison Janney and Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey will headline the revival alongside Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins. Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a mysterious young con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple. After a shocking surprise, the couple tries to piece together the connections that brought him into their world. Trip Cullman directs the production, which begins performances on April 5 and opens on April 25 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Take a look at Broadway.com’s hot shots of the cast and creative team, and be sure to see Six Degrees of Separation through July 16. John Benjamin Hickey, Allison Janney & Corey Hawkins(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) View Commentslast_img read more


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first_imgWe’re sure you’re doing a great job with your money — making payments on time, looking out for any fraudulent activity, and putting money into a retirement account. That’s all great.Still, there are probably just a few areas of your personal finance situation that could use some work. We want to help.Our team at MagnifyMoney has been working in and writing about finance for a long time. Here are our top tips on some things you might be doing wrong, and what to do instead.1. You’re carrying a balance on your credit card to build your credit score.This is one of the biggest myths out there, says Erin Lowry, content director for MagnifyMoney and founder of Broke Millennial. Carrying a balance on your card each month — and paying interest on it — isn’t necessary to help your score. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


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first_imgBy all means, this is not a simple task. A lot of time, effort and resources go into recruiting and hiring the right employee. But even after they’ve accepted the job offer, there is a lot of work to be done to help ensure the employee is properly engaged and able to meet performance expectations. During the first few month of employment, employees will be drawing conclusions about the job, company, manager, and co-workers. Their experience during this time is the foundation on which the employment relationship will be built. Not only is it important to welcome new employees into the organization and familiarize them with their job responsibilities, but they should also be given a background of the company’s culture and expectations, as well as, the tools and resources necessary to help them succeed.Many companies have orientation or onboarding programs that help to get employees off to a good start. However, some organizations could and should be doing more to help their employees be successful. Below are a few points to keep in mind when new employees join your team:1. Start introductions early. Once the applicant accepts your job offer and any post-offer screening is completed, the process of welcoming and introducing the new hire begins. Consider having their manager send a letter or email to the new employee expressing excitement their arrival. The manager should also maintain open and regular communication with the employee and answer any questions they may have. Also, don’t forget to inform existing employees of the new hire’s start date so that they can be prepared to appropriately welcome their new team member. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


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