Deception Island is one of the most volcanically active sites south of 60°S. Between 1967 and 1970 three major eruptions devastated large expanses of the landscape and its predominantly cryptogamic vegetation. Since 1970 extensive recolonisation has occurred on the more stable surfaces. Unheated ground supports several bryophyte and lichen communities typical of much of the maritime Antarctic, but geothermal habitats possess remarkable associations of bryophytes, many of the species being unknown or very rare elsewhere in the Antarctic. Nine geothermal sites were located and their vegetation investigated in detail. Communities associated with more transient sites have disappeared when the geothermal activity ceased. Mosses and liverworts occur to within a few centimetres of fumarole vents where temperatures reach 90-95°C, while temperatures within adjacent moss turf can reach 35-50°C or more and remain consistently between 25 and 45°C. Most of the bryoflora has Patagonian-Fuegian provenance and it is presumed that, unlike most species, the thermophiles are not pre-adapted to the Antarctic environment, being able to colonise only where the warm and humid conditions previal.
“This puts us at a state of high alarm,” said Jeff Hauser, who runs the Revolving Door Project, a liberal group that has been pressuring the Biden administration to stay away from not only lobbyists but also individuals coming out of the business world whom Mr. Hauser and other activists call “corporatists.”His concerns are an early manifestation of a percolating and broader clash between the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and the more establishment members of Mr. Biden’s core team over the role of corporate executives, lobbyists and consultants in the incoming administration. An early indicator of Mr. Biden’s efforts to navigate this divide will come when he announces ethics rules for his government, a move expected in the hours after his inauguration.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — The alarm bells sounded immediately among some progressives when President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. released the list of advisers this week who will help him with the transition at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the $5 trillion federal budget and shapes regulations on everything from labor standards to air pollution.Mr. Biden’s team included executives from Amazon Web Services, Lyft, Airbnb and a vice president of WestExec Advisors, a Washington consulting firm whose secretive list of clients includes financial services, technology and pharmaceutical companies.- Advertisement – The progressive activists want him to adopt hiring practices that go far beyond policies embraced by former President Barack Obama, who barred officials in his administration from working on issues on which they had lobbied in the past two years.The Biden transition team did not respond to several requests to comment. – Advertisement –
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Margaret J. Land, of Sunman was born on February 10, 1928 in Vevay, Indiana, a daughter to Holman and Nellie Rider Land. She married Donald Land and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2008. Margaret worked at U.S. Shoe Factory in Osgood for over 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, and growing flowers. Margaret loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her four-legged pals. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the age of 91, she passed away at Our Hospice in Columbus, Indiana.Those surviving who will cherish Margaret’s memory include her daughters, Donna Land of Sunman, Mary Ann Wright and Caroline Bohlke, both of Milan; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one sister, Emily Givens of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Clifford W. Land, and brothers, Elmer, Luther, William and Maurice Land.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.Memorial donations can be directed to PAWS in Lawrenceburg, 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Margaret J. Land.
By Steve TongueLONDON,(Reuters)-Manchester City and Liverpool claimed the last two Champions League qualifying spots with comfortable wins on Sunday that meant Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal missed out on Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 20 years.The big guns blew away the rest on the final day of the Premier League season — City thrashing Watford 5-0 and Liverpool beating relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 — to leave the top six places exactly as they had been at the start of play.That meant Arsenal failed to qualify for Champions League football for the first time since Wenger became manager in 1996.Despite beating Everton 3-1 with only 10 men — defender Laurent Koscielny was sent off and will miss the FA Cup final against champions Chelsea on Saturday — Wenger’s team were left stranded in fifth position as Manchester City and Liverpool finished in the top four behind Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.Latest media reports have indicated that Wenger will sign a new contract whatever the result at Wembley Stadium, in the face of disillusionment with his stewardship by many Arsenal fans.“We were playing in a hostile environment,” the Frenchman told reporters of his side’s difficult mid-season period.“The players came back stronger in the last two months and I’m very proud of them for doing that.“One thing you cannot question is my love for this club. I’ve turned down every club in the world to stay here.”GOAL FEASTOn a day full of goals — 37 in the 10 matches — Tottenham led the way with a 7-1 thumping of hosts Hull City four days after winning 6-1 away to dethroned champions Leicester City.England striker Harry Kane scored his second hat-trick of the week to finish as the clear winner of the Golden Boot with 29 goals from only 30 games.“Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is perfect, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season,” he said.Pep Guardiola’s City knocked in five at Watford to give departing home manager Walter Mazzarri a miserable send-off.The win kept the Manchester side two points ahead of Liverpool, whose comfortable success at home to Middlesbrough earned them a place in the Champions League playoff round.Disappointed Arsenal could point out that their total of 75 points was more than they achieved in finishing runners-up last season and would normally have put them in the top four.It emphasised how the top clubs have pulled away from the rest, with a gap of 15 points between Everton in seventh place and Southampton in eighth. There was a similar gap between fourth-placed Liverpool and their Merseyside rivals.CHELSEA CELEBRATEChelsea’s 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season. They finished seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs.Antonio Conte’s side were presented with the trophy after beating bottom club Sunderland 5-1 at Stamford Bridge, where departing club captain John Terry made an emotional farewell speech to the crowd.“Today is one of the most difficult days of my life,” he said.Sixth-placed Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 after resting several players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm.The struggles of old rivals Arsenal and United this season meant it was the first time both sides had finished outside the first four places in the top flight since the 1978-79 campaign.United’s Josh Harrop, 21, scored the opening goal against Palace on his league debut while 16-year-old substitute Angel Gomes became the youngest player to feature for the Old Trafford club in the Premier League era.Leicester City failed to secure the win they needed at home to Bournemouth for a place in the top half of the table, the 1-1 draw ending their poor defence of the title in 12th position.
Popoola who was Secretary of the NOC for eight years thanked the Gumel led board members for their support during his time in office.While talking about his time in office, Popoola said he was leaving as a fulfilled man going by what he was able to achieve.“It was an interesting eight years in office and a very great moment of my life where I can boldly say I left my mark on the sand of time.“During my time, we went far in marketing and branding of NOC as an entity which I believe can be improved upon.”Speaking further, Popoola described the incoming Secretary General as an elder brother who stood by him during his tenure as he promised to always be around to contribute his quota to the development of sports and the Olympic family.The new Scribe, Oladapo stressed on the need to continue with the legacy of the Olympic movement while promising an all inclusive and innovative Secretariat.“2019 is a busy year for us on the international stage which will dovetail into the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. All hands must be on deck to ensure that we ably represent Nigeria.“This is a selfless service to humanity as we continue to grow sports and reposition the NOC to a viable brand”, Oladapo remarked.He stressed that Popoola remained a relevant member of the family and will continue to contribute his quota where necessary.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaYesterday marked the beginning of another era at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) following the formal hand-over ceremony between outing Secretary General, Babatunde Popoola and the return of Mr Olabanji Oladapo back to the saddle.The short but significant ceremony took place at the conference room of the secretariat and was witnessed by the NOC President, Habu Gumel and top management staff.