Freshwater macroinvertebrates from Yendegaia National Park, Chile: Tackling knowledge biodiversity gaps in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve

first_imgThe Yendegaia National Park, located to the south of Tierra del Fuego and at the eastern margin of the Darwin Mountain Range, forms part of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve (CHBR) and lies in the Magellanic sub-Antarctic ecoregion. This national park in the extreme south of Chile comprises an extensive valley surrounded by mountain ranges that give rise to glacial and rain or snow-melt streams. The present study provides the first inventory of freshwater macroinvertebrates within the park, further comparing the species composition of three rivers with contrasting riparian vegetation. One river has a riparian vegetation dominated by Coihüe de Magallanes (Nothofagus betuloides), an evergreen species. The river with riparian vegetation dominated by lenga presented a significantly higher diversity of macroinvertebrates than in the rivers with riparian vegetation dominated by ñirre and coihüe. The community composition of macroinvertebrates presents some affinities with that reported for other areas within the reserve with similar vegetational composition, such as Navarino Island or the Alberto de Agostini National Park. The influence of riparian vegetation and other environmental variables must be studied through other approaches. In this way, the need for studies that complement the inventory presented here emerges, contributing to a characterization that allows the evaluation of ecological patterns of aquatic macroinvertebrates. In this way, it will be possible to identify generalities and singularities of the freshwater biological communities and their environmental relationships in the southern tip of Chile.last_img read more

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Jazz rally past Mavericks 112-107, have won 14 of 15

first_img Associated Press Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRudy Gobert had 22 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks to propel the surging Utah Jazz to a 112-107 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Mavericks.Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 for the Jazz, who have won 14 of their last 15 games.Luka Doncic scored 25 points for the Mavericks, who have dropped two of three after winning four straight. Doncic managed only two points in the final quarter. Seth Curry added 19 points for Dallas and Kristaps Porzingis scored 15. January 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local Jazz rally past Mavericks 112-107, have won 14 of 15last_img

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Ten New COVID-19 Cases Reported Tuesday In Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Tuesday.The Health Department says five of the cases are in the Fredonia area, with one case in Dunkirk, Dewittville, Sinclairville, Falconer and Jamestown.There are now 36 cases active, with 623 total since the outbreak began. Of those, 577 people have recovered from the virus.Of the current active cases, one is related to the Fieldbrook Foods outbreak and 12 are tied to SUNY Fredonia. Since the outbreak began, more than 41,000 negative test results have been recorded in Chautauqua County.last_img

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Chilean Navy is Negotiating Acquisition of 12 AAV-7 Amphibious Vehicles

first_img The Chilean Marines are negotiating the acquisition of 12 AAV-7 tracked armored amphibious vehicles from U.S. Marine surplus stocks. This potential acquisition is part of the expansion of capabilities associated with the recent incorporation of the amphibious assault ship Sargento Aldea, acquired from the French Navy. The LVTP-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle, a spacious 29.1-ton vehicle constructed on a base of welded aluminum plates, began production in the early 1970s and quickly became the Marines’ standard amphibious platform. In the late 1970s (or early 1980s, according to other sources), a program to extend the vehicle’s life was contracted, including modifications that created a configuration subsequently known as the AAV-7, with a more robust motor (Cummins VT-400 Diesel) and transmission (NavseaHS-400-3A1) and a new weapons station (Cadillac Gage) with a .50-caliber machine gun and an Mk-19 40-mm grenade launcher, powered by electric motors instead of the potentially dangerous hydraulic system previously used, as well as simplifying the maintenance procedures, among others. The increase in weight was not followed by modifying the vehicle’s suspension, an obvious oversight that was subsequently corrected in an undetermined number of vehicles. The vehicle’s large, completely watertight interior compartment enables it to transport up to 25 soldiers with all their gear, in addition to the three-person crew: driver, commander, and gunner. The soldiers exit via a wide rear ramp. Three versions of this vehicle exist: the AAVP-7A1 for transport; the AAVC-7A1, which has an entire set of communications equipment, for command and control; and the AAVR-7A1 for recovery. According to unofficial reports, the Chilean Navy is believed to be considering the acquisition of 10 transport units, one command unit, and one recovery unit. An extra armor kit also exists, the installation of which requires the further installation of another kit that ensures the vehicle’s stability at sea. The AAV-7A1 is capable of speeds of up to 72 km/hr on land and 5 knots at sea. It has an approximate range of 480 kilometers. By Dialogo January 23, 2012last_img read more

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DWI Suspect Had 2 Kids in SUV, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Manhattan man was arrested for drunken driving with two children in his SUV in Dix Hills the night of Independence Day, New York State police said.Troopers stopped a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Vince Mojica for failing to maintain his lane on the Northern State Parkway westbound near Exit 42 at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.Mojica was found to be under the influence of alcohol with two kids in the vehicle.He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle, a felony under Leandra’s Law.He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

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Arsenal chief admits team were ‘better under Arsene Wenger’

first_imgArsenal chief admits team were ‘better under Arsene Wenger’ Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeanwhile, Arsenal director Josh Kroenke visited Emery after the draw against Palace but reports claim that the Spaniard’s position as manager is not yet under threat.The result has left the Gunners fifth in the Premier League and four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who beat Burnley 4-2 at Turf Moor on Saturday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 8:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Unai Emery is under increasing pressure at Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)And according to The Sun, that feeling is shared by one member of Arsenal’s boardroom who is alleged to have said after the draw against Palace: ‘We were better under Wenger.’AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report also claims that the view from Arsenal’s hierarchy is that the club are ‘standing still’ under Emery’s guidance. Advertisementcenter_img Comment Advertisement Would Arsene Wenger be doing a better job with this Arsenal side? (Getty Images)A member of Arsenal’s hierarchy claimed the team ‘were better under Arsene Wenger’ after the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday, according to reports.Unai Emery is under increasing pressure following his side’s inconsistent start to the campaign and saw his players throw away a two-goal lead at home to Palace at the weekend.Arsenal fans were also furious with the reaction of Granit Xhaka, who cupped his ear and told supporters to ‘f*** off’ as he was booed off the pitch during his substitution in the second half.A section of Arsenal supporters are now calling for Emery to be sacked as they believe the team have not progressed under the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Xi makes 1st visit since outbreak to China’s epicenter Wuhan

first_imgIn this March 8, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial view shows staff members clean up an empty makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. AP BEIJING – President Xi Jinping visitedChina’s virus epicenter Tuesday for the first time since cases of athen-unidentified respiratory illness emerged in the city of Wuhan in December. The disease’s spread in China castscrutiny on Xi’s leadership, as he was conspicuously absent from the public eyeduring the early days of the crisis. Initial failures to react quickly werepegged on municipal and provincial-level officials who have since beenreplaced. (AP)center_img The visit came as people gradually beganto return to work in other parts of China while the virus spreads to most ofthe world, seriously impacting travel, markets and the global economy.Following China’s example, the Italian government tightened a quarantine andimposed travel restrictions around much of the country.last_img read more

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Bulldog Swimmers Win 3-Way Meet At SD

first_imgBatesville Swimming versus Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn at SD.Girls Score: BHS 155, SD 96, LHS 57.Girls are 23-6 on the season (8-4 in EIAC)Boys Score: BHS 144 , SD 94, LHS 60.Boys are 15-10 on the season (7-5in EIAC)Event Winners: 200 medley relay: Girls Daulton, Hatcher, Cox, Hall; Boys: Miller, Greene, K Main, Patel; 200 free: Girls Villani and Boys E Main; 200 IM: Girls Cox;50 free: Girls Daulton and Boys Miller; 100 fly: Girls Gutzwiller and Boys: K Main; 100 free: Girls Villani; 500 free: Boys Miller; 200 free relay: Girls Gutzwiller, Hall, Espin, Villani ; Boys: E Main, Hall, K Main, Pelo; 100 back: Boys N Hall; 100 breast: Girls Gutzwiller; 400 free relay: Girls Villani, Poltrack, Daulton, Gutzwiller; and Boys Miller,E Main,K Main, Patel.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.last_img read more

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Tiny Caribbean island Bonaire drag FIFA to court

first_img Read Also: Messi excited as he trains under Koeman for first time (photos) FIFA’s most recent new members, Kosovo and Gibraltar, joined in 2016. Gibraltar gained membership of European confederation UEFA and FIFA only after taking legal cases to CAS. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… FIFA declined to comment on the case. Bonaire, with a population of 20,000 people, was part of the Netherlands Antilles that was dissolved 10 years ago. It is now formally part of the Netherlands with the status of a municipality. The island’s national federation joined regional confederation CONCACAF in 2013, which fulfills one of the requirements of applying for FIFA membership. Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthHe Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A Role11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Showscenter_img However, FIFA’s legal statutes also say that only a body “responsible for organising and supervising football in all of its forms in its country may become a member association”. The Dutch federation has promoted the development of Bonaire football with FIFA. Bonaire’s national team plays in CONCACAF’s Nations League competition, and placed second behind the Bahamas in a three-team group last year. Home games were played in nearby Curacao. Curacao and another of Bonaire’s neighbors, Aruba, also have historic Dutch ties and are members of FIFA. They are set to begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying games in March. The tiny Caribbean island of Bonaire’s football federation challenged FIFA at sport’s highest court on Thursday (AEST) seeking membership of the world governing body. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said a video-conference hearing was held for Bonaire to appeal against FIFA’s decision last September to reject a membership application. The court did not set a target date for a verdict. Victory in the appeal would set Bonaire on course to become FIFA’s 212th member federation, which would give it access to funding of US$6 million ($A8.2m) spread over each four-year World Cup period. Smaller federations can get $1m ($A1.4m) more for travel and equipment costs.last_img read more

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