In order to study taxon richness, biodiversity and abundance patterns in the North Atlantic from temperate latitudes through Arctic to high Arctic latitudes, we recorded the faunas (at ELWS level) colonizing 20 cobbles from three sites at each of seven boulder-field localities (south-west England, 50°N; Wales, 51°N; west Scotland, 56°N; Iceland, 64°N; Tromsø, 70°N; Svalbard, 77°N, 79°N). Inverse correlations were found between latitude and all measures of richness (species, orders, and phyla numbers) and biodiversity (S–W, P). However, these correlations were driven mostly by the consistently impoverished Arctic sites; an even cline of decreasing diversity from south to north did not exist. Multidimensional scaling revealed two communities, temperate–subarctic species-rich and high arctic species-poor. Evenness as measured by Pielou’s index was similar across all latitudes. Abundance data exhibited a similar trend to the species richness and diversity data with a significant negative correlation with latitude, but when Arctic data were excluded the correlation vanished.
Saint Mary’s Circle K chapter participates in weekly community service projects that serve the South Bend community, from tutoring and providing meals at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, to working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and hosting a variety of events for The Sisters of the Holy Cross Covenant located on the Saint Mary’s Campus.Junior Jaclyn Voltz, president of Circle K, said the organization, sponsored by Kiwanis International, chooses volunteer projects based on certain goals.“Circle K clubs focus on the three tenets of service, fellowship and leadership,” she said.Voltz said the goal of the club is to give back to the South Bend community.“Service is the heart of Saint Mary’s College Circle K,” she said. “We are dedicated to providing a variety of service opportunities that reflect the interests of our members and the needs of the South Bend community.“There are service projects each week varying in date, time, length and focus. Our projects span a wide range of interests including children, education, healthcare, elderly, hunger, housing, animal care and environmental issues.”Voltz said one of the club’s regular activities is assisting nuns at the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent on campus.“Every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Circle K volunteers go to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent to socialize with the nuns and provide activities for the sisters – game show nights, craft projects, Notre Dame football tailgate parties, bingo and social nights,” she said.“The sisters truly appreciate the company and have so many incredible stories to share. Circle K members are also active at the Center for the Homeless preparing and serving meals.”Kathleen Dunn, a first year student and Circle K member, said she enjoys volunteering with the club because the activities are “creative.”“During the fall semester we hosted a milkshake and Pictionary night, as well as a reverse Trick or Treat session for the sisters. … Volunteering with Circle K at the convent is a great way to connect with women who have lived adventurous and meaningful lives. They have a lot to teach us.”According to the Circle K website, upcoming events include the Hannah & Friends Karaoke Night and the Chicago March for Babies, a walk that will take place on the lakefront trail in Chicago on April 26.For those interested in joining the club, the group meets weekly on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. in the Le Mans Hall basement, according to the Circle K website.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Alpena city council will proceed with allowing medical marijuana sales and facilities within city limits.A vote was taken at Monday night’s city council meeting where four voted in favor and only one against. Earlier this year, city council opposed recreational marijuana facilities and sales within city limits.Prior to Monday’s meeting, city council ordered the zoning and planning commission to look at locations where medical facilities could potentially fit. After last night’s vote, the next steps will be to draft ordinances and zoning rules for facilities. No timetable has been set for when we could see businesses begin to arrive.Catch ‘Minute with the Mayor’ this Thursday to learn more about the next steps in the process and a potential smoking/vaping ban in city parks.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena City Council, City Council, City Park, Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Facilities, Medical Marijuana SalesContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Tuesday, May 21Next Pets of the week May 21, 2019
Black Queens coach Yusif Basigi is demanding more from his side despite their 3-0 win over Egypt in the second leg of their first round qualifier.The game was 2016 Olympics qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday and the Queens are on course to make their first ever appearance at the Games.”It was always going to be difficult because they are not a bad side, they came with a tactical ploy but we were able to upset them,” said Basigi.Winger Portia Boakye opened scoring in the second half before Jane Ayieyam and Elizabeth Addo sealed a 4-1 aggregate scoreline against the Lady Pharoahs.”We knew how they were going to play, they wanted to sit back and take us on counter breaks but we mapped a strategy for that. Individually we are ahead of them but tactically they are not bad.””We have to still sharpen our attack. We were not clinical upfront in the first half so we need to work on our attack going forward.” The Black Queens are now through to the final stage of the Rio 2016 qualifiers where they will face either Guinea or Cameroon.–