Aerial transport of keratinaceous substrate and distribution of the fungus Geomyces pannorum in Antarctic soils

first_imgAerobiological sampling was conducted year-round at three sites on Signy Island, maritime Antarctic, between December 1992 and January 1994, and during the summer at a fourth coastal site. The concentrations of keratinaceous particles were monitored. Feather fragments were the most abundant of all particle types trapped. Seal hairs were also common, particularly on the coast. Numbers of both particle types were most common in the air in summer. The Antarctic soil fungus Geomyces pannorum, which is able to utilize keratin-based substrates, was also present in aerobiological samples on Signy Island. G. pannorum was only found during early winter on the year-round sampling sites. It was more abundant during summer in the air at the coastal site, which was more heavily influenced by seals, birds and humans. Skuas were swabbed when they returned to the island early in summer. G. pannorum was recovered in culture, suggesting that these birds may act as vectors for the transport of microorganisms between Antarctica and more northern landmasses. Organic material deposited on snow was concentrated on the soil at the edge of the ice cap by melt wash, making additional keratin and other organic substrates available to soil microorganisms.last_img read more

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Health & safety – cleaning up your act

first_imgBy Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic business accelerator specialising in foodservice, bakery and convenience retail sectorsHealth & safety is crucial for every food business to protect our customers and food. Research analyst Him! found out that 48% of customers rated their local bakery/café as having dirty tables (Food-to-Go Report 2009). Considering cleanliness ranks in the top five areas of customers’ importance criteria we must deliver it.There are four key operational aspects to consider. Shelley Steadman from Technical Foodservices specialising in hygiene, health and safety technical food consultancy, told us to identify the critical steps to food safety, training, hygiene and temperature control.Each task in production, manufacturing and service must be broken down to identify where the critical food safety issues are and ensure that adequate safety procedures are identified, documented, implemented, maintained and regularly reviewed. These are most commonly referred to as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). Staff must be supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene in line with their work activities. Food premises must be kept clean, maintained and in good repair including keeping food at the correct temperature, whether served hot, cold or ambient.Of course, everybody needs some help and guidance from time to time, so where can you get it? Approach your local authority’s Environmental Health Officer for advice. The Food Standards Agency website and food and equipment suppliers are also useful sources of information. For individual requirements, bespoke systems or one-off projects, technical food consultancies can also help you.Remember the golden rules. Wash hands between every task, as wearing plastic or disposable gloves does not provide protection from cross-contamination. Treat gloves the same as your hands wash and sanitise them whenever you change tasks. Document all deliveries by capturing times and temperatures, using the principle of first-in, first-out to ensure good stock and date rotation. Whenever you open an ingredient, record the production and use-by date and remember to use an effective method of shelf-life identification post-opening for example, ’day dots’ are most commonly used.last_img read more

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Samworth Brothers posts big profit increase

first_imgFood manufacturer Samworth Brothers saw pre-tax profit rise 25% last year, according to figures filed at Companies House, up from £33.5m in 2013 to £41.8m in 2014 (year ending 27 December).As reported in Food Manufacture, the group, which owns brands such as Ginsters, Soreen and Bradgate Bakery, also increased capital expenditure from £26.8m to £47.6m.The report said: “Product innovation and recipe development are fundamental to successfully developing and growing the business and the company invests heavily in its development kitchens, chefs and technical staff to ensure we provide the best fresh and exciting ideas for our customers.”last_img read more

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ING spends €880m to cut loose defined benefit pension fund

first_imgDutch bancassurer ING has reached an agreement with trade unions to make its currently closed defined benefit pension fund ”financially independent”.Under the terms of the agreement, the pension fund is to receive €879m.Approximately €709m will be used for indexation in 2014, to absorb the risk of future indexations for which the fund itself is now fully responsible and to cut loose the obligation to maintain the pension fund’s coverage.The remaining €170m will be used to account for changes in indexation rules – from 2015, indexation will be determined by the scheme’s funding. In exchange, the pension fund will be responsible for the indexation of accrued pension entitlements.Until now, the employer had been responsible for indexation, regardless of the scheme’s funding level.ING refused to provide indexation for five years in a row from 2009, citing “compelling economic reasons”.In 2009 and 2010, the ING pension fund accepted the company’s decision, but it challenged its sponsor company in 2011, 2012 and 2013.In 2011, a district court rejected the pension fund’s request for indexation, while in 2012 an arbitrator awarded the scheme €68m of a requested €170m.Last December, the arbitrator determined that ING had to pay the full claim for 2013 of €236.3m, taking into account the fact there had been no indexation at all from September 2009 to 2011, and that the indexation in 2012 amounted to just 40% of the required amount.For the accrual of new pension entitlements, ING has now adopted two new defined contribution plans for employees in the Netherlands – ING CDC Pension Fund for employees of ING Bank and WestlandUtrecht Bank, and NN CDC Pension Fund for employees of ING Insurance and ING Investment Management.last_img read more

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Pistachio Chocolate Pudding.

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Pistachio Chocolate Pudding. by: – July 6, 2011 Share Share 21 Views   no discussions Directions:Top pudding cup with pistachios.Recipe source: EatingWell Tweet Share Pistachio Chocolate Pudding.Pudding snack cups are great to have on hand for those times when nothing but a smooth and creamy treat will satisfy.Substitute your favorite nut for the pistachios if you prefer.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 146 calories; 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 2 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 193 mg sodium; 315 mg potassiumIngredients:1 prepared low-fat chocolate pudding snack cup1 tablespoon chopped pistachios Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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National Muzzle Loaders receive $100K in matching funds

first_imgRipley County Community Foundation Executive Director Amy Streator (left) presents check to NMLRA.VERSAILLES, Ind. – The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) is receiving $100,000 in matching funds from Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF).The NMLRA started an endowment fund with the RCCF and has received small grants in the past.“This endowment fund will allow the NMLRA to continue to promote, support and preserve the sport ofmuzzle loading and to build an enduring source of charitable assets which will benefit the NMLRA and the citizens of Ripley County for generations to come,” the organization said in a statement.In October, RCCF announced that it had received $500,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VI initiative to use to match donations to RCCF. This matching opportunity has generated a great deal of interest and is available only while funds last.Citizens and organizations can take advantage of this opportunity by contacting RCCF at its office located at 4 South Park Avenue, Suite 210, Batesville or at (812) 933-1098.last_img read more

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Italian transfer window dates set

first_imgFIGC has officially announced the transfer sessions will run from September 1 to October 5 2020 and January 4 to February 1 2021. Gabriele Gravina The decision had already been in the air and was confirmed this afternoon by a statement from the Italian Football Federation. Because the 2019-20 season is extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, naturally the transfer session over the summer will also have to be shuffled along the calendar.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever Seencenter_img Clubs will be able to register players for the 2020-21 season from Tuesday September 1 to Monday October 5, with the deadline at 20.00 local time (19.00 in the UK). read also:Lopez: ‘Lotito runs Italian football!’ The 2020-21 Serie A season is expected to begin on September 12. The January transfer window will run from Monday January 4 2021 to Monday February 1 at 20.00 local time (19.00 in the UK). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Ramos breaks Ronald Koeman’s La Liga goal record

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has broken Ronald Koeman’s La Liga goal scoring record with his 68th league goal in the 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.Advertisement Read Also: Video: Crazy Sevilla defending from Lionel Messi free kickRamos now has 93 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid, with 114 goals for club in country across a stellar 16-year top flight career.He is now up to fifth on the list of all time goal scoring defenders, at domestic and international level.center_img The veteran defender opened the scoring from the penalty spot against Imanol Alguacil’s side, before limping off injured in the second half.That strike brings Ramos above Barcelona legend Koeman, as the Spanish top-flight’s highest scoring defender, according to the front page of Monday’s edition of Marca.Ex Dutch international Koeman enjoyed a successful stint in Catalonia between 1989 and 1995, winning four La Liga titles and one European Cup.He still holds the record the most league goals scored for a single La Liga club, with Ramos currently on 66 for Zinedine Zidane’s side, with two for former club Sevilla. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

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Fourteen area school districts closed today to rally in Indy

first_imgStatewide—Thousands of teachers are expected to pack the Indiana Statehouse for a rally calling for further increase teacher pay in the biggest such protest in the state amid a wave of educator activism across the United States. Indiana State Teacher’s Association says 146 school districts will be closed while their teachers attend today’s rally.Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and leaders of the GOP-dominated Legislature have avoided direct criticism of teachers or the decisions by school districts to close, but don’t expect to take action on further boosting school funding until at least 2021.Teacher unions say members are frustrated overseeing little or no pay raises in a decade. It’s also the first-day lawmakers are back for the 2020 legislative session. Indiana is 36th in the nation for average teacher pay.The Indiana State Teacher’s Association says there are three main goals:Higher pay for teachersStandardized tests to have no effect on payProfessional development requirement repealed School districts closed today in the WRBI listening area include:Bartholomew Consolidated School CorporationDecatur County Community SchoolsEdinburgh Community School CorporationFayette County School CorporationFranklin County Community School CorporationJac-Cen-Del Community School CorporationJennings County School CorporationMadison Consolidated SchoolsMilan Community SchoolsRush County SchoolsShelbyville Central SchoolsSouth Dearborn Community School CorporationSouthwestern-Jefferson County Consolidated SchoolsUnion County College Corner School Districtlast_img read more

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Watford tempts Troost-Ekong with five-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey England should scrap League Cup — UEFA Liverpool won’t field weakened team in FA Cup tie at Chelsea — Klopp Nigeria international, William Troost-Ekong, is being linked with an imminent move to Championship club, Watford.Reports claimed Watford owner, Gino Pozzo, has been in touch with Troost-Ekong and a five-year deal is on the table waiting for the central defender’s signature. The Hornets are in the market for defensive reinforcements following the injury sustained by fullback Marc Navaro against Oxford United in the League Cup just days ago.Troost-Ekong played for the academy teams of Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur before joining Groningen in 2013.Since 2018, the Super Eagles assistant captain has been on the books of Udinese and is credited with 66 appearances in all competitions.If his move to Watford goes through as expected, the centre back will link up with international teammate, Isaac Success, and Nigeria U23 international, Tom Dele-Bashiru.Ekong didn’t feature in Saturday’s friendly between Udinese and SPAL amid speculation linking him with a departure from the Bianconeri. Tags: Gino PozzoLeague CupMarc NavaroOxford UnitedWilliam Troost-Ekonglast_img read more

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