Arbour House / KIRK

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 17 Share Photographs Bornhorst & Ward Structural Engineer: “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: CASA Systems & Materials Year: center_img 2009 CopyHouses•New Farm, Australia ArchDaily Architects: KIRK Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Scott Burrows Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects:Richard Kirk ArchitectHydraulic Engineer:Cushway BlackfordCity:New FarmCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Arbour House, located on the Bulimba Reach of the Brisbane River, is a study in siting and intricate articulation to yield views and landscape connections . The long thin 13 meter wide site is located between two key public spaces, namely an established historic arbour of fig trees and a public riverfront boardwalk. The site which once formed part of the surrounding multi-residential enclave is now distinquished by a new single detached dwelling. Unlike other riverfront houses, the new dwelling is sited a respectful distance from the rivers edge, preserving an 80 year old Poincianna tree and historic public views from the boardwalk of the adjoing heritage listed dwelling.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThe large setback creates a platform for a private garden under the shade of the canopy of the Poincianna tree. The level of the platform and the height of the Poincianna tree and the Arbour established the two datums for the setout of public and private spaces of the dwelling. The public riverfront living levels are adjacent to this space whislt the rear living spaces are elevated above the garage to look into the canopy of the Arbour. The private bedroom spaces of the upper level are raised to a height to afford views of the tree canopy and river yet privacy from the public river boardwalk.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe dwelling adopts a courtyard typology with two pavillions linked by a large double height stairwell and external courtyard. The form is conceptualised as an object carved from a solid volume of the allowable building area with the courtyard providing a protective volume from which to cross ventilate each of the spaces of the house and to allow the different spaces of the house connection but also discrete and subtle separation – the family home as a village.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe long section of the dwelling is key – the front pavilion folds and adjusts to its riverfront landscape while the rear pavillion is raised higher to enjoy views onto the canopy of the surounding arbour and facilitate a cross view through the long site to the river. The dwelling orientates itself around a large external courtyard. The courtyard articulates the form of the dwelling and creates a heroic moment from which to enter.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe northern face of the building form is articulated by rotating the external walls 15 degrees. The walls peel away from each other resulting in thin vertical fissures which allow northern light and breezes to filter through. The vertical fissures afford the significant rooms of the house a private visual connection to views down the longest reach of the Brisbane River.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe materiality of the dwelling is defined by an exterior and interior skin. The external zinc clad skin acts as a robust barrier to the elements wrapping and folding to protect the inner skins that are generally made of recycled bespoke timbers employed as facade systems and cladding layers. The internal skin is comprised of a number of recycled timbers selected for their durability and colour. The timber is tailored like a bespoke piece of joinery to the specific requirements of the spaces and the spaces are treated in a similar manner whether internal or external.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Bauhaus Museum / MenoMenoPiu ArchitectsArticles‘Stavia 2012′ Hotel Proposal / Marciano ArchitectureArticles Share Australia Arbour House / KIRK Arbour House / KIRKSave this projectSaveArbour House / KIRKlast_img read more

Queen’s Birthday Honours for John Low & Barbara Frost

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 194 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 More than 1,000 people have received an award in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours List, including the Charities Aid Foundation’s John Low, and former head of WaterAid, Barbara Frost.CAF CEO John Low received a knighthood in the honours for his services to charities while Frost, who recently retired as WaterAid’s chief executive after 11 years heading up the charity, was made a Dame. She received her award for services to the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries.Barbara Frost, WaterAid. Image: WaterAid/Harry MitchellAmong the many honoured for their services to charity, fundraising and philanthropy, also knighted was Leonard Blavatnik for his services to philanthropy, while chair of the Shirley Foundation Stephanie “Steve” Shirley was also made a Dame for services to philanthropy.CBEs included those to:FSI’s Pauline Broomhead for services to young people and charity managementDr Gordon Christopher Horsfield, for services to young people and to charitable givingMargaret Joan Lady Jarvis, for services to people with visual impairments and to philanthropyDavid Godfrey, non-executive director at Charity Bank, for services to the British export economy and charity financeAndrew McNab, for services to literacy and charityWilliam Henry Marcello Parente, for services to the arts and philanthropyAlan Frank Smith, chair of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, for voluntary service to Royal Air Force personnelStephanie Spring, chair of Children in Need, for services to charityGregory Wood, chair of NSPCC, for services to children and young people.OBEs included:Dr Kamaljit Kaur Hothi. head of colleague volunteering and group fundraising Lloyds Banking Group, for services to diversity in the banking sectorKeith George Bradshaw, for services to charity and young people in the West MidlandsNorman Robert Lynas, chairman Lynas Foodservice, for services to the business sector, to charity and the community in Northern IrelandMarsha Rae Ratcliff, for charitable servicesJillian Rosemary Lady Ritblat for services to arts philanthropyCaroline Underwood. founder and chief executive officer Philanthropy Company, for charitable servicesSandeep Singh Virdee, founder and director, Darbar Arts Culture and Heritage Trust, for services to the promotion of Indian musical heritage in the UK.MBEs included David John Boutcher, for services to children’s charity and for advocating charitable corporate involvement, Leonard John Nye, for services to charitable fundraising, and Timothy Sayer, for services to art and philanthropy.The full 2017 Birthday Honours list is available online.John Low said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 20 June 2017 | News “I’m delighted and surprised to be honoured in this way, and of course most grateful. I’ve had great the pleasure of working with many highly capable people in some amazing organisations that together have made a lasting difference and I hope this recognition reflects on all our work together to change things for the better.“My role, along with my colleagues at CAF, is to bring people together to support the work of tens of thousands of charities all over the world. It has been a privilege to play a part in building the capacity of civil society to transform the lives of beneficiaries.Dame Barbara Frost also commented on her award:“I am delighted to be accorded this honour. The team of spirited trustees, staff, volunteers, supporters and partners are WaterAid’s life blood and together they collaborate and inspire action. WaterAid has a big vision of a world where everyone everywhere has access to these most basic of services. It is determined to see this vision become a reality.“ Main image: John Low, Charities Aid Foundation 193 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Awards Charities Aid Foundation Charity People Queen’s Birthday Honours for John Low & Barbara Frostlast_img read more

Coronavirus Aid Includes PPP Changes for Farmers

first_img Facebook Twitter Coronavirus Aid Includes PPP Changes for Farmers By American Farm Bureau Federation – Dec 29, 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was designed by Congress to help small businesses stay open and keep their employees on the payroll. Pat Wolff, senior director of congressional relations with the American Farm Bureau, talks about how the important program worked to keep businesses running during COVID-19“The way that it did that was to provide loans, and then forgive repayment if the loans were used for three things: wages, mortgages/rent, and utilities,” she said.Wolff says when Congress passed PPP, they were very clear that the loan amount would not be taxable. She said the Treasury Department took an unfortunately different position.“They were going to deny tax deductions for expenses paid with those loans, and in effect, they were canceling out Congress’s intent to provide those loans tax-free,” she said. “That is one thing that got fixed in the bill that passed last week and was signed into law by the president.”Wolff added that the COVID-19 relief bill also had another important item that will benefit U.S. farmers.“The COVID relief bill did one other thing—it expanded the things that PPP loans can be used for,” she said. “The bill added personal protective devices. Now when a farm employer has to buy special gear or make accommodations for his workers to stay safe, you can use PPP loans for that and have the repayment forgiven.” SHARE Home News Feed Coronavirus Aid Includes PPP Changes for Farmers SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleMeat and Poultry Worker COVID Infection Rates Lower than General PopulationNext articleMake Every Bite Count: USDA, HHS Release Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020 to 2025 American Farm Bureau Federationlast_img read more

Interview of Meldrum by Reporters Without Borders

first_img Guardian journalist Andrew Meldrum, who was deported from Zimbabwe last Friday, said it was evident that he had been chosen as a symbol by the authorities.”They wanted to shut me up and to send an intimidating message to both the foreign and domestic press” he said.Meldrum insists that his departure should be termed an abduction and not a deportation since it was done illegally when he was bundled to the airport and onto a flight to London, despite High Court orders of a stay of execution.”They made my abduction as frightening as possible without actually harming me, because as a US citizen I had some prominence”. “I had suffered a campaign of vilification in the press in Zimbabwe. I was named in articles ten times last year, including with headlines such as Meldrum is a cheat.” Ministers have made frequent attacks on him, even labelling him a terrorist, particularly Information Minister Jonathon Moyo, whom Meldrum described as particularly vindictive.Meldrum fears that things will worsen after his departure. “Now they will be able to control things more easily, he believes.””I can foresee more legal actions against the press there and it’s a struggle for newspapers to find the legal fees. There is a media defence fund but it is very draining (of funds).””A lot of people have been arrested and charged under the new press law but so far they have not managed to prove any cases”, he said. But he added, “They have weeded out a lot of high court judges.””There have been 63 charges made against Zimbabwean journalists and editors in the last year”, he said. “Several people have had more than one charge placed against them.”He also fears that a lot more people will be refused licenses to practise journalism under the press law.Meldrum, who reported out of Zimbabwe for 23 years, stressed that he always reported things as they were without holding anything back. “If I was to censure myself, it would defeat the whole purpose of my being there,” he said. Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell News ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en Reports November 12, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation center_img News November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Help by sharing this information May 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interview of Meldrum by Reporters Without Borders September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Full Kitchen Renovation for The Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar!

first_img More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar are very excited to announce that they will be closing the restaurant and bar from today, Monday, April 1st, 2013 until Monday, April 22nd, 2013 for a very well deserved full-kitchen expansion and renovation!Over the last couple of years the Owners of The Raymond have created 1886 Bar, remodeled all of their patios, and now, “The Raymond’s little kitchen is 35 years old and it is time! We are honored and so grateful to all of our loyal guests that have propelled us to this point,“ states Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan. “We have been very limited in the kitchen previously and this full-kitchen renovation and expansion will allow my entire kitchen team to expand their skills and we can finally to take the next steps towards refinement and being the best we can be at The Raymond & 1886 Bar.”The Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar are planning on reopening Monday, April 22nd, 2013 so that they can participate in Pasadena Restaurant Week. 1886 Bar will then introduce their new spring cocktail menu the following week, when Chef Tim Guiltinan is hoping to debut his new dining menu as well.For more information or reservations upon the reopening of The Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar, please call (626) 441-3136. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Make a comment Restaurant Cover Column 1 Full Kitchen Renovation for The Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar! Published on Monday, April 1, 2013 | 4:48 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Chef Kevin NaPier Brings Farm-to-Table Champagne Brunch to the Foothills

first_img Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Every Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , you can enjoy all your favorite farm-to-table breakfast AND lunch dishes plus the Chef’s Special Tasting Menu and their Tableside Cocktail Cart.Chef Kevin NaPier creates unique farm-to-table versions of Classic American Comfort Food and Regional Specialties featuring locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients and he and his team make nearly everything from scratch. From English Muffin and Jam at breakfast to the American Cheese on their house-ground Proper Burger, it’s all crafted in-house .. with CareThe Flintridge Proper is a new kind of neighborhood restaurant which, like the pubs of Ireland and England , aims to provide a warm, “authentically local” gathering place for friends and family of all ages to meet and celebrate while, at the same time, offering a higher service and cuisine that is normally found in traditional “mom and pop” restaurants.They also boast a classic cocktail bar featuring the world’s largest selection of gin.The Flintridge Proper Restaurant and Bar is located at 464 Foothill Blvd, only 9 minutes from Downtown Pasadena. You may visit them online at or call (818) 790-4888 for more details. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Living Cover Chef Kevin NaPier Brings Farm-to-Table Champagne Brunch to the Foothills From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 18, 2013 | 3:21 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a commentcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News Herbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more

Council officials asked to seek a review of flouridation policy

first_img Google+ Google+ By News Highland – May 23, 2013 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous articleDonegal has the highest number of Blue Flag Beaches in the countryNext articleMan acquitted of charges relating to Strabane St Patricks Day stabbings two years ago News Highland Facebook Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedcenter_img A Donegal Councillor is calling for a renewed debate about flouride before control of the provision of water is taken out of the hands of local authorities.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan says the flouridation of water is carried out by the council on behalf of the HSE, and the policy is not set locally. However, he says with new research being published on a regular basis, there are very real fears that the disadvantages of flouradation now significantly outweigh the advantages.He wants the council’s Director of Environmental Services to contact the HSE, seeking a review of the reasons why flouride is still put into the water supply…………[podcast][/podcast] News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Council officials asked to seek a review of flouridation policylast_img read more

[Breaking] Kerala HC Refuses To Stay Ordinance For Deferment Of Salary Payment In Public Emergencies [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Kerala HC Refuses To Stay Ordinance For Deferment Of Salary Payment In Public Emergencies [Read Order] Akshita Saxena5 May 2020 2:57 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief of stay in the petitions challenging the Kerala Disaster and Public Health Emergency (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 The Ordinance was promulgated by the Kerala Government last week, on April 30 to defer payment of up to 25% of monthly salary of its employees during the times of disasters and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief of stay in the petitions challenging the Kerala Disaster and Public Health Emergency (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 The Ordinance was promulgated by the Kerala Government last week, on April 30 to defer payment of up to 25% of monthly salary of its employees during the times of disasters and public emergencies. A single-Judge bench of Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Ordinance for it being violative of the Indian Constitution, and seeking interim relief of stay. Petitioners’ Arguments The Advocates appearing for the Petitioners widely relied on Article 309 of the Constitution to state that service conditions of government employees cannot be altered “until provision in that behalf is made by or under an Act of the appropriate Legislature.” Since the parent Act and the Kerala Service Rules had not been amended by the state legislature, it was argued that the Ordinance was unconstitutional. It was contended that the Government had proceeded in violation of the Principles of Natural Justice as the consent of the employees was not obtained before promulgation of the Ordinance, which was also alleged to be in contravention of the employment contract executed between the Government and its employees. Pertinently, the Kerala Government had first issued a government order on April 23 for deferment of payment of 6 days’ salary of government servants per month for the next five months. On April 28, the HC stayed the operation of the salary deferment order for two months on the ground that there was no statutory support for it. The Petitioners contended that the impugned Ordinance had been passed solely for the purpose of defying the court’s stay order and to “grab” the salaries of the employees when the Government had itself failed to contemplate and prepare an “advance plan” to deal with a disaster, under Section 23 of the Disaster Management Act. Heavy reliance was also placed on the statutory right to property under Article 300 of the Constitution, in the present case salaries of employees, which was averred to be a “compensation for services” and not a “bounty” which could be taken away. Reliance was also placed on the advisory issued by the Union Ministry of Labour & Employment asking employers not to terminate/ reduce wages of their employees and it was argued that the impugned Ordinance was discriminatory towards employees in the state of Kerala. Further, reliance was placed on Article 360(4)(a)(i) of the Constitution which provides that a direction for reduction of salaries may be passed in case of a Financial Emergency. It was submitted that the Ordinance was unwarranted since it was not a case of ‘Financial Emergency’. An argument was also made to protect the rights of Health workers who have been working day in and out during the pandemic, and yet have not been granted any exemption under the Ordinance. Further, that the Ordinance does not mention a “definite time period” for which the salaries will be deducted and it is also open ended and does not state the “purpose” for which the fund will be utilized. Lastly, it was argued that the Ordinance violates the Right to life and livelihood of the employees, as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution and affirmed by the Supreme Court in Olga Tellis & Ors. v. BMC, 1985 SCC (3) 545. State’s Arguments The State Government on the other hand stressed on the fact that the Ordinance merely “deferred” the payment of salaries and there was no reduction in the same. On this basis, Advocate General C P Sudhakara Prasad argued that there was no “change” in service conditions vis-à-vis Article 309 and Article 360(4)(a)(i) of the Constitution as payment was merely deferred, not reduced. He also submitted, on the some precedents, that actions of the legislature have precedence over any rules made in lieu of Article 309 of the Constitution. On being asked about the legislative competence behind the Ordinance, the Court was informed that the same was enacted in terms of various entries in List II and III of the Seventh Schedule to the Indian Constitution. Delete Govt Counsel N Manoj Kumar responds:-List II Entry 6: Public health & sanitation-List II Entry 41: State public services-List III Entry 20: Economic & social planning-List III Entry 23: Social Security, employment-List III Entry 29: Prevention of infectious diseases— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 5, 2020 Further, Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj submitted that the Ordinance could not be said to be in defiance of the court order since the same was a mere “stay” and “not Mandamus”. He also responded that there is no scope for Principal of Natural Justice when it comes to enactment of a law, even by way of Ordinance and thus, the consent of employees in matters of legislative actions is not required. The state argued that the “balance of convenience” was in their favour, as its income had had significantly dropped during the lockdown. It was also submitted that paragraph 7 of the Ordinance clearly states the payment of salaries is only deferred and a scheme for repayment of the same will be notified within six months. Findings The bench held that the Entries under the Lists given in Schedule 7 of the Constitution have to be “literally and widely interpreted”. When the Government says that they have legislative competence under the aforementioned entries, the court cannot interfere with the Ordinance at such a nascent stage, Justice Thomas observed. He stressed that the purpose behind the Ordinance was to only defer an amount payable to a certain specified class of employees belonging to certain specified institutions. The Ordinance itself provided that the Government will notify a mechanism for paying back the deferred amount and it does not partake in taking away rights of employees. The court also refused to stay the subsequent notifications issued by the Government for deferment of payment to Govt teachers. It also denied the request for exempting the Health Workers from this Ordinance while holding that the Ordinance uniformly applies to all government employees, there is no classification/ discrimination entailed therein and hence, any interference is uncalled for.The matter has now been deferred till second week of June.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Ecophysiological grouping of Antarctic environmental bacteria by API 20 NE and fatty acid fingerprints

first_imgGas liquid chromatography and a commercially available strip of 20 conventional biochemical tests were used for the rapid sorting of strains of environmental bacterial isolates into similar ecophysiological groups. This combination is appropriate for studies with organisms that do not conform to described species because of the constraints imposed upon them by their habitats.last_img

Aspects of the biology of the midge, Eretmoptera murphyi Schaeffer (Diptera: Chironomidae), introduced to Signy Island, maritime Antarctic

first_imgThe biology of a population of the subantarctic chironomid midge Eretmoptera murphyi Schaeffer, introduced to Signy Island in the maritime Antarctic more than 20 years ago, is described. Investment in reproduction by the parthenogenetic adult females is high, with individuals producing single egg batches containing ca. 85 eggs and having a dry weight of more than twice that of the spent female. In culture, egg development rates to hatching are increased significantly by increasing temperature from 2° to 12°C (a range covering mean summer temperatures found in the species’ maritime Antarctic habitat, and natural habitat in the subantarctic). The gelatinous matrix of the egg batch forms a skin on drying, which may reduce further water loss, and allow the eggs or pre-emergence larvae to survive the short periods of desiccating conditions likely to occur in their natural habitat. The biology of E. murphyi is compared with that of the endemic maritime Antarctic species Belgica antarctica, showing much similarity. E. murphyi possesses several preadaptations which allow it to survive the harsher conditions of the maritime Antarctic.last_img read more