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Body and resource size at the land–sea interface

first_imgBody size in animals varies with many parameters, amongst them taxonomic affiliation, lifestyle and ambient environment oxygen levels. Size has considerable implication to possibilities for animals; for example, parasites need to be small and top predators large. Body size and resource requirements (shell size) were investigated across the land–sea interface in hermit crabs (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Decapoda) and snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). These are two of the few taxa to occur in the sea, on the shore and on land as residents. Both taxa are also appropriate for such an analysis as they are abundant, speciose, cohabit the same environments and are linked—gastropod shells are a critical resource to hermit crabs. Both the maximum and mean sizes of hermit crab species showed parabolic relationships with shore height, decreasing from the sublittoral and supralittoral to the eulittoral. Average maximum size of gastropods exhibited a similar intertidal minimum although variability was high. It is suggested that this pattern is robust: not only did two distantly related taxa show the same pattern, but neither region nor site contributed significantly to total variability. The mass of resources (gastropod shells) used by hermit crabs, however, showed a converse pattern. The smallest shells (relative to hermit crab body size) were used in the sublittoral and supralittoral. Response to environmental stress and predation pressure are offered as two alternate theories to explain the observed body dwarfism and resource gigantism in the intertidal zone.last_img read more

The owners of this home created a mini resort in the suburbs

first_img12 Coneyhurst Crescent Carindale Qld 4152. Picture: SuppliedA move from Toowong to the southside in 1994 brought Di and Ron Webb to Carindale. Their desire for a large lot with room for a tennis court saw them buy the 1432sq m vacant parcel at 12 Coneyhurst Cr. It was the blank canvas they’d dreamt of.“There wasn’t much that surrounded us at that stage,” Mrs Webb said. “We built the house in stages. We happened to build the house first then put the tennis court in and then the pool. We did a redesign and quite an extensive renovation just on five years ago.”12 Coneyhurst Crescent Carindale Qld 4152. Picture: SuppliedMrs Webb said the home had hosted family and friends for years, becoming a favourite ‘holiday destination’ for many.“We’re from Townsville originally and we have lots of family time down here – Ron’s family, my family – so we’ve always got visitors. They call us ‘Club Webb’ here!” she said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe couple designed the two-level, four-bedroom house so it brought the outdoors in. “It’s a beautiful home to live in – full of light and sunshine,” Mrs Webb said.“The briefing was I want shade so I can utilise the whole front of the house – so we built a beautiful terrace right along there, which is a lovely extension.”Ron and Dianne Webb’s Carindale home will be going to auction.She said the tennis court and pool were always in use because they were close to the house.And while the couple are big on outdoor living, the internal finish of the home wasn’t ignored. The space includes a living room with fireplace, family room off the kitchen and even a passenger lift connecting both levels.Mrs Webb loves the whole house, but will miss her kitchen in particular.“I’ve got two ovens and a coffee maker, induction cooking and 5m marble bench,” she said. “I’ve got stainless-steel benches around the cooktop, which is amazing and I’ve got lots of secret cupboards.”12 Coneyhurst Cr, Carindale, will be auctioned on-site at 4pm Saturday June 17.last_img read more

C-NS boys volleyball earns sweep over Liverpool

first_imgFor all the great progress the Liverpool boys volleyball team had already made in 2019, it still was like every other large-school challenger in Central New York in that it was chasing Cicero-North Syracuse.So it was that the Northstars and Warriors had their first head-to-head match last Monday night a Liverpool Middle School, and though Liverpool improved as the night went along, C-NS remained on top.Prevailing in three sets 25-15, 25-17, 25-22, the Northstars saw Brandon Millias earn 23 assists and 10 digs, with Dan Seliger leading the front line as he earned 10 kills. Kevin Felasco had five kills, with Brandon Champion (four kills), Carter Wisely and Grant Sennett (three kills, three blocks) helping, too. Tags: C-NSliverpoolvolleyball Quinn Moore featured in this match for Liverpool, earning 39 assists, his passes going to a well-balanced front line where Pezzino, who also earned 23 digs, matched Elliott DeForge as they earned 12 kills apiece. Jeremy LaManche added nine kills as Alberici earned 16 digs and Feldt finished with 10 digs.A Friday-night match between C-NS and Jamesville-DeWitt saw the Northstars easily win the first two sets, but nearly allow the Red Rams to catch up before the Northstars won in four 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-23.It took 41 assists from Millias to see the match through as Seliger produced a team-best 15 kills along with five digs. Felasco had nine kills and six digs, with Wisely also earning nine kills, Henry getting seven kills and Sennett five kills. Trace LoRobardiere earned ninedigs.In girls volleyball, Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse were both coming off appearances in the Sept. 28 Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament, and remained busy, the Warriors going 2-1 on the week and the Northsars prevailing twice.Liverpool won a non-league match last Monday against Fulton, sweeping the Red Raiders 25-18, 25-21, 25-11 as Lexi Carfi had 13 assists, four kills, two aces and three digs. Sarah Ayling had five kills as Emma Terzini served up six aces, adding three kills as Abby Rowell and Haley Miles both had three kills and three blocks.But it figured to turn around when it took on Baldwinsville a night later. Sure enough, the Bees beat the Warriors 25-7, 25-12, 25-9, though Carfi still had five assists and Ayling had four kills. Rileigh Kimball (17 kills) and Jenna Garvey (30 assists) paced the Bees.C-NS wiped out Corcoran 25-2 in the first set of last Tuesday’s match before taking out the Cougars 25-14 and 25-10 in the remaining sets, the main feature Jennifer Carl’s astonishing 18 aces to go with 10 assists.Given how many easy points were earned by Carl’s serves, the rest of the team could relax a bit, though Adrianna Houston, McKenna Johnston and Madison Roche each had three kills and Cassidy Ormond got six assists.Two nights later, at West Genesee, the Northstars survived two tough sets, winning them 25-22 and 25-23, before closing out the Wildcats 25-19 in the third for another sweep.Carl earned 22 assists, adding three kills and four digs. Up front, Houston, with 12 kills, led a well-balanced front line where Aurora Lesinski gained 10 kills and Brooke Segars added eight kills. Libero Hannah Mingle got 14 digs and Segars added 10 digs.As this went on, Liverpool routed Nottingham 25-9, 25-3, 25-9. Ayling and Carfi both produced four aces as Ayling also got four kills, with Morgan Caviness adding five assists. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Liverpool, meanwhile, played strong defense as Jagger Alberici earned 17 digs and Anthony Pezzino got 10 digs. Nolan Feldt finished with 17 assists as Pezzino produced six kills and Aidan Shoemaker got three kills.On Wednesday night, C-NS handled Oswego 25-19, 25-12, 25-16, with Seliger earning 10 kills and Sennett six kills. Felasco and Jon Hendry had four kills apiece as Millias gained 22 assists.Liverpool, meanwhile, hosted Central Square and, after rolling through the first set 25-11, dropped a long second set 30-28 to the Redhawks. But demonstrating its resolve, the Warriors won the next two sets 25-21 and 25-20 to claim the match.last_img read more

Old Gravestones To Be Repaired

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |SHREWSBURY – If you’re whistling past Shrewsbury’s Christ Church graveyard next year, it won’t be out of superstitious fear. You’ll probably be reacting to the restoration of 75 historic grave markers in the 300-year old burial ground. Thanks to a recently awarded $117,000 preservation grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust, the Sycamore Avenue and Broad Street final resting place of about 1,500 souls will look, well, old, but better.A weather and time-worn sandstone grave marker in the Christ Church Cemetery in Shrewsbury.Graveyard Commission chairman and parish historian Robert M. Kelly Jr. said the grant enables the parish to continue the important restoration work begun under a previous grant related to Super Storm Sandy. It will also supplement work first started in 2015 under a Department of the Interior grant for storm repair and resiliency efforts. The former project included photographs of every grave marker from multiple angles. The condition of each stone was described and notated – a historical record in itself and a beginning point for future restorations.Fourteen grave markers in critical condition, mostly 18th century brown sandstones, were expertly restored two years ago by Jablonski Building Conservators, under the supervision of Lorraine Schnabel LLC., an architectural conservation firm specializing in historic masonry.  Schnabel’s company also submitted a complete condition assessment, detailed specifications which will guide restoration work funded by the new grant.Kelly is pleased by the results to date. “Grave marker repair can be a complex process depending upon the composition of the marker,” he said. “Is it made from granite, marble, sandstone or slate? And the condition of the stone: Is it broken, delaminated, leaning, etc.? Multiple steps also involve chemicals and adhesives. Considerable training and experience is required.”The Christ Church burial ground has been in use continually since its inception, forming a historical record of the evolution of the area. Eight hundred eighty individual markers have been recorded and mapped, with the likelihood that more are just below the surface and out of sight.Kelly became highly involved with the Christ Church Cemetery some years ago when he and Trevor Kirkpatrick undertook an immense project to identify all the folks interred there. Kirkpatrick plotted and photographed each individual gravesite, then created a searchable genealogical database invaluable to researchers. New and overlooked information about Shrewsbury history, religious and secular, was discovered.Kelly’s foresight is now rewarded. “The funding demonstrates the recognition by the New Jersey Historic Trust of the value of grave markers in understanding our history,” he says. “Further, the grant includes funding for a grave marker cleaning workshop for the public and a self-guided tour that makes the history more accessible and vibrant for the community.”Richard Veit, chair of the department of history and anthropology at Monmouth University and a leading expert in New Jersey graveyards, will develop the curriculum for the self-guided tour of the cemetery.This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Nationwide presents long-term care planning webinars

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Nationwide, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau, is excited to offer a series of educational webinars designed to help members better plan for and live in retirement. Farm Bureau members have access to interactive, educational online financial workshops from Nationwide.Did you know that seven in 10 Americans need some form of long-term care assistance during their lifetimes? What can you expect and how will you pay for it? Learn more from Nationwide about how, as a farmer or rancher, to better estimate long-term care expenses in your community and begin building a plan to fund it.There is no cost to attend.Long-term care webinar datesNov. 12Dec. 10Dec. 17last_img read more

Green Prototypes in Upstate NY Edge Toward Summer Unveiling

first_imgEarly last year, Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, in partnership with the Syracuse Center of Excellence and nonprofit housing and community groups Home HeadQuarters and the Near West Side Initiative, announced the three winners of “From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes,” a competition intended to showcase design, sustainability, and cost-effective building practices for the single-family house.The contestants were asked to limit construction costs to $150,000. Fifty-two design teams entered the competition, seven were selected as finalists, and designs by the winners are being implemented in three infill projects now going up in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood.As noted on the Near West Side Initiative website, all three homes have been sold and are due for completion this summer. SU’s School of Architecture posted basic information about the winning teams’ projects:Live Work Home, designed by Cook + Fox of New York City and Terrapin Bright Green of Washington, D.C. This single-story, flat-roof house is built with structural insulated panels, and its orientation, window placement, skylights, and adjustable screens are intended to maximize passive heating and controlled shading. The design is adaptable to a number of uses, including purely residential, a work space (such as an artist’s studio), or small-business applications, with interior space ranging from 1,100 to 1,363 sq. ft.R-House, designed by Architecture Research Office and Della Valle Bernheimer, both of New York City. The interior of this 1,100-sq.-ft. two-story house can accommodate two to four bedrooms, and, like Live Work Home, incorporates passive solar features, a carefully insulated, airtight shell, and a small heating system. ARO says the house is designed to meet the Passive House performance standard.TED, designed by Onion Flats of Philadelphia. With 1,130 sq. ft. of floor space, plus a 530-sq.-ft. basement, this house is large enough to function as a home with studio space for work, or as a duplex, the three-story TED house features 2×6 stick construction, a roof-mounted solar array, and an atrium designed to increase air flow in the summer using natural convection current. The atrium also allows light into the bedroom/studio on the north side of the home. Exterior walls are insulated to R-40, the roof to R-50.last_img read more

Phone with best camera under Rs 10,000: Redmi 3S Prime first choice, but Moto G Turbo will also do

first_imgOk, I’ll be very honest: this one’s really tricky. It’s hard to tell. Not because there are not any good camera phones under Rs 10,000 but because there is a very marginal difference between these good camera phones under Rs 10,000. It’s really hard to tell the difference, even for an expert.Also Read: Redmi 3S Prime review: Xiaomi’s greatest hitWhile the original, or more specifically, the standard Redmi 3S costs Rs 6,999 the Redmi 3S Prime which is a little heftier in terms of specs and features will be available for Rs 8,999 all in typical Xiaomi fashion. Surprisingly, it’s a pretty good camera phone as well, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime.The Redmi 3S Prime sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, Phase-Detect Autofocus along with an LED flash. On the front you get a 5-megapixel snapper. Honestly, none of the new-age Xiaomi phones — Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 — have really impressed as far as camera performance is concerned. They’ve been just about average.The Redmi 3S is more or less on similar lines, only overall, I feel it does a better job as compared to the Redmi Note 3. The Mi 5 still is the best Xiaomi camera phone right now.The phone captures some good-looking photos in good light with good amount of detail and mostly spot-on (if a little oversaturated) colours. Dynamic range could have been better but then none of the camera phones at under Rs 10,000 have dynamic range to really brag about. They are just about average. The Redmi 3S is a tad better.Xiaomi’s phone is also able to capture well-enough photos in tricky light situations with good detail. Low light photos are prone to noise.The Redmi 3S Prime, in the grand scheme of things, is the best camera phone that you can buy right now in this price bracket without burning a hole in your pocket.But there’s a catch. The Redmi 3S Prime is very difficult to buy. The phone is literally out of stock at all times. If you can get your hands on it, well, don’t even think twice before you hit ‘add to cart’. That is, if you’re looking buy a phone at under Rs 10,000. But, what if you don’t?There are a couple of options that you can also look at. One is the Moto G Turbo. The phone is available for buying at as little as Rs 9,755 from Amazon India.”In good light, especially when the light is even without too many shadows, the Moto G Turbo clicks very good images. These images show rich colours and have lots of details, especially when the subject is isolated well from the surroundings, such as in macro images,” is what we wrote about the Moto G Turbo in our full review of the phone. Moreover, it’s an excellent all-round performer as well, which is a must if you’re looking for a phone on a tight budget. advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa manager Smith unsure about Abraham & Chelsea

first_imgAston Villa manager Smith unsure about Abraham & Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith admits he’s not sure if the club will retain Tammy Abraham.The Chelsea loanee has fired in 12 goals for Villa this season and reports have suggested he could return to Stamford Bridge to be loaned out to a Premier League club.Asked about the speculation, Smith said: “I’ve no idea about the contract situation if I am honest. All we can do is work with him, we have a good relationship with Chelsea.”Eddie Newton [Chelsea’s loan technical coach] was up here over a month ago, looking and checking at his development.”He’s been developing with us all the time. He is enjoying his football and I think that is a big thing in the development of the young lad’s future.”He wants to go and keep scoring goals for us and that’s what we are in control of at the moment.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State Football: Video: This Is How Ohio State’s Taylor Decker, One Of The Country’s Best OT, Prepares For The Season

first_imgOhio State OL Taylor Decker working out in the offseason.Ohio State OL Taylor DeckerEver wonder how offensive linemen hone their craft and prepare for the upcoming season? Wonder no more. Ohio State has released a short workout video featuring senior offensive tackle Taylor Decker, one of the country’s best players at his position and a potential first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Check it out: Our leader Taylor Decker putting in work to be the best. The Grind! pic.twitter.com/6hOCYwBg4A— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 4, 2015Good luck trying to get to the quarterback when he’s in front of you, defensive linemen.last_img read more

Mars to base US headquarters in New Jersey

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. – Mars Wrigley Confectionary is basing its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey.The maker of M&M’s, Snickers and Skittles on Tuesday announced it will operate from existing offices in Hackettstown and open a new space in Newark. The company’s world headquarters will remain in Chicago.New Jersey recently approved a 10-year, $31 million tax enticement for the company.Mars Wrigley says the move is expected to bring 1,500 jobs to New Jersey. It says it plans to move 113 jobs from Chicago and 370 jobs from Hackettstown to Newark, which should be operational by 2020.Mars operated in Newark when M&M’s were created as military rations in 1941. The Hackettstown location opened in 1958.last_img read more

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