House under the Calvary / Šercel Švec

first_img Photographs Projects ArchDaily “COPY” House under the Calvary / Šercel Švec Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House under the Calvary / Šercel ŠvecSave this projectSaveHouse under the Calvary / Šercel Švec Year:  Photographs:  MgA Tomas Manina PhD Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Slovakia CopyHouses•Veľké Úľany, Slovakiacenter_img Manufacturers: Ferm LivingArchitect In Charge:Architekti Šercel Švec s. r. o.Architects:Peter Šercel, Andrej ŠvecGarden Architects:NuGardenCity:Veľké ÚľanyCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The area of architecture is placed in a centre of a small village Veľké Úľany (South West Slovakia). The ground is unique for its specific irregular shape which tends to be narrowed at the edge. This place is situated near to a protective zone of Calvary, an important municipal monuments with high vegetation.Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDSave this picture!ConceptMain concept of design is based on a markedly conservation of its authentic genius loci. The mass of the architecture forms on a traditional shape of a house located between the existing trees. Efforts to keep symbiosis with surrounding nature led to the connection of flat and sloped roof. The two-storey building purposely respects the street line and its location opens up a view of the entire area. Steeper slopes of the roof to the south promotes the lightness and subtlety of garden and creates its nice background. Human scale brings airiness into the backyard and decreases towards the entrance which consequently seems less personal, but still attractive.  Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDThe house designed as open space can be comfortably used by four member family. On the ground floor is a hall accessible directly from the level of parking places for cars (grassing tiles). Right after the entrance the house offers a nice view to the garden passing through the living room and large glass wall. The bathroom with toilet forms the northernmost tip of the object with the entrance through the hall with wardrobe and technical equipment. The daily places are partly divided by the mass of staircase. Dining room with kitchen and living room creates one operating circle whose circumference is the strongest architectural feature: connection of the exterior and interior. Open bedroom area adds breathability to the house. First floor serves as the night zone of the house with two separate rooms. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!PerspectiveFrom the daily zone, there is an exit to the terrace and garden. The garden is designed in the context of flowers, useful plants and herbs. The realisation of the garden, including the selection, planting and treatment of existing trees as well, was accomplished with care and high attention.The house construction just complete the main idea of preserving existing trees. The building is based on a reinforced concrete foundation slab, using cellular glass insulation to do not break the root system under the house and retain the original green high vegetation on the area. In the interior and exterior as well, there are used only natural materials as wood, stone, steel and concrete in its rough form. The entrance and courtyard facade is adjusted by wooden panelling, which is left to natural oxidation. Medium high fence is built only around garden area – it is formed to gabion with fulfilled and empty parts. The house looks small and compact and still benefits from native trees which maintain a comfortable climate in its interior and environment nearby. Thanks to the open space disposition of whole area, house and its surrounding keeps its holistic harmony of exterior and interior.Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Readers Debate: Venice’s History, Makoko’s FutureArticlesRIBA Future Trends Survey for April Shows Workload Growth in the UK and AbroadArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 CopyAbout this officeŠercel ŠvecOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVeľké ÚľanyOn FacebookSlovakiaPublished on June 12, 2016Cite: “House under the Calvary / Šercel Švec” 12 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Šercel Švec Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhD+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Swiss Krono AG, HAILON GLASS, Xingfa AluminiumProject Team:Lưu Hoàng Long, Nguyễn Bá Đức, Vũ Hoàng LongStructure:Sunjin VietNamArchitect In Charge:Lưu Hoàng LongCity:Tứ LiênCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of DelineRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Understanding we can only fulfill people’s needs when we understand what they are. We dig deep down to understand their priorities, values, inspirations, likes and dislikes and mostly how they want to live. And what we got for the answer is “a home circulated with emotional needs and a renovation in living qualities for this typical tube house” from our client, a very passionate about architecture, active young couple.Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineIn order to think out of the box, instead of pushing people in close-boxes and no communication between living spaces like traditional way, we staged out our considerations. How to innovatively improve family relationship, activities (emotional needs) and mankind with Mother Nature (living qualities renovation) by connecting these through spaces? Why trying squeeze a stair to some death corner just for the function of moving up and down only while leaving all other issues such as moving up an oversize furniture ?Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineBy answering two questions above, we came up with the final solution. Using Stairs, Voids, Bridges and positioning them at the center of the site as an atrium. Blending different functional spaces such as living room, kitchen and bedrooms around by creating split-level structure. We defined two “in one-glimpse space” spaces with “story-teller” stairs as features. The welcoming area is group of aquatic workshop, high volume living room and kitchen with the suspended exposed concrete stair to complete the atrium. In order to create open space, no wall or column support the Stairs provided. Only one Fengshui partition, which combined by timber fins to shield for the kitchen. Therefore, whoever wonders what others are up to could tell by one glimpse, from living room view toward aquatic workshop, from living room to kitchen, bedrooms and vice versa, fulfil the request of “emotional needs”. Same thing could happen for the bedrooms area and kid playroom. Parents are easily keeping their eyes on children. Save this picture!SectionIn a typical tube house, increasing the use of every space is essential. Large stair landing works as a waiting lounge to welcome people to living room or a stage for family activities to watch from the workshop besides being just a shoe changing area. All the support for the stairs are hidden away in wall and small steel rods used to support the “in one-glimpse space” concept. Bridges connects two rooms; create a playing area for kids where parent could interact with them as well as leaving a breathing space for this tube house.Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineOther feature of this project is its double skin facade. The first layer is a combination of stainless steel frame cubes and perforated panels, which controls the sun light, reduces heat and creates interesting visual effects. It enhances the view from inside to outside as well as increasing owner’s privacy. Furthermore, the facade is also acting as guide frames for plants to hook and grow. The second layer is temper glass facade with aluminum frame in between the gardens and indoor, hopefully bringing the breathe of nature which is rarely found in big city.Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla N1 / Jonas Lindvall A & DSelected ProjectsRoss Pavilion International Design Competition Launches for Emblematic Edinburgh SiteBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Houses STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & constructionSave this projectSaveSTH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction “COPY” STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction 2016 CopyAbout this officeDeline architecture consultancy & constructionOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTứ LiênVietnamPublished on February 09, 2017Cite: “STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction” 08 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses•Tứ Liên, Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Deline+ 28 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Vietnam Projects Architects: Deline architecture consultancy & construction Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

The real ‘People of the Year’ — workers & oppressed people of the world!

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17 2020: Public health workers, doctors and nurses protest over lack of sick pay and personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a hospital in the borough of the Bronx on April 17, 2020 in New York, NY.In what can only be described as a big middle finger to healthcare workers, essential workers and all workers and oppressed persons who are rising up against police terror and fascism, the bourgeois weekly Time has named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as its Persons of the Year. By mid-September, the death toll of health care workers in the U.S. from COVID-19 had topped 1,700 and climbing. (National Nurses United)  By Dec. 15, the death toll overall in the U.S. from the virus had climbed to almost 304,000, with more than 16.7 million cases reported.Yes, in the middle of this catastrophe, Time magazine found it appropriate to shine yet another spotlight on the bourgeois ruling class, ignoring health care workers entirely and disrespecting the historic revolutionary uprisings and mass marches that followed the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.Battling the capitalist media It is easy to dismiss Time, Forbes or any sort of capitalist-funded media as “against the people” — because they are! There is no doubt that the mainstream magazines, papers and television news channels are corporate-sponsored and capitalist-funded, right down to local news stations. It is appropriate to say that the ruling class has a total monopoly on major press. It is also appropriate to say that one task of the working class is to wage a struggle against that monopoly and that bourgeois press, to forward the fight for socialism and anti-imperialism. One example of this in action was the 2018 appearance of Workers World Party founding member Deirdre Griswold on the television talk show of right-wing reactionary Tucker Carlson. Griswold schooled him on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – but most importantly, she spoke directly to millions of viewers, giving them the real story of why socialism matters. In that capitalist forum, Griswold defended a revolutionary socialist nation fighting U.S. imperialism — defended the DPRK unequivocally, as Workers World Party has always done.In the midst of bourgeois media propaganda that champions the capitalist ruling class and spreads the lies of U.S. empire, it is a critical task of workers and oppressed persons of the world to struggle to fight for our own autonomy and self-determination in the media.Time magazine ignores victims of U.S. capitalismWho were the real People of the Year in 2020? Time could have shone a much-needed spotlight on healthcare workers across the country, from nurses to technicians to cleaning people, who have saved lives in underfunded hospitals with no beds and little or no PPE. Many have had to wear trash bags over their clothes! They are working grueling hours with few or no breaks, many for poverty wages. Many have died from the virus itself. Instead, Time published a massive article on how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “saved the U.S.” from President Trump. What that coverage glossed over is Joe Biden’s long record of building up the death-dealing military and prison-industrial complex, and Kamala Harris’ habitual mistreatment of sex workers and transgender people when she was prosecutor  and “top cop” of California. Time humanized two staunch supporters and creators of the U.S. capitalist-imperialist empire while ignoring and dehumanizing the countless workers and oppressed people who have died alone and often penniless due to capitalist ruling class negligence and outright hostility to workers and oppressed people during the pandemic. ‘Overdue awakening’ In June 2020, Time’s cover was a photo of a Black Lives Matter uprising with the headline, “The Overdue Awakening.” The article briefly outlined the uprisings, at that point only about a month old, along with police attacks on protesters in D.C., the mass arrests, the rise of U.S. citizens beginning to understand police terror as a very real problem and, of course, how Trump and his administration were adding fuel to the fire.The article gave an even briefer look at the U.S. history of anti-Black terror, from chattel slavery to the underlying anti-Blackness of Social Security and other federal programs, to the current prison-industrial enslavement system. After acknowledging the murder of George Floyd, the Time article ended with an ironic statement: “Awakening can be painful. But in America, a reckoning is overdue.”Time called for a supposed “awakening.” But after a Black-led uprising brought millions and millions of workers and oppressed people — multi-gender, multinational and multi-generational — into the streets, what did this capitalist propagandist do? The bourgeois magazine glorified as “People of the Year” two people who ran on a platform directly, explicitly opposing the uprisings. Two people who have unequivocally supported the police and condemned the protesters.So what sort of “awakening” is really needed? What about more mass protests and actions to build solidarity with those who are saving lives in the middle of the pandemic and those who are challenging death-dealing institutions of racism and incarceration, of woman-hating and queer-phobia, of ableism and ageism. What about an awakening to the need to defeat capitalism and imperialism and build socialism?We as Marxist-Leninists know who the real People of the Year are — the workers and oppressed people of the world, united, who are waking up the planet! Devin Cole is a transgender Marxist writer and organizer. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization, and a member of Workers World Party, Central Gulf Coast (occupied Muscogee Creek land — northwest Florida).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos SHARE The Environment Protection Agency last week announced it would not ban chlorpyrifos, although court battles likely are ahead to fight the action. EPA denied objections to the agency’s 2017 order denying a 2007 petition from the Pesticide Action Network North America, and the Natural Resources Defense Council to cancel all registrations for the insecticide. CropLife America says the decision “reinforces the integrity of the registration process, protection of consumers and the needs of farmers and health officials who rely on this vital tool.” EPA claims there was a lack of evidence of neurological damages to humans from chlorpyrifos. A court previously ordered the EPA to make a decision regarding the use of the insecticide.The Pesticide Action Network calls chlorpyrifos a “brain-damaging pesticide,” adding the administration has “put corporate interests ahead of the health of children, workers and the environment.” The organization vows to continue its fight to get chlorpyrifos banned. Meanwhile, the EPA is expediting the review process for chlorpyrifos that is currently underway. EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos By NAFB News Service – Jul 20, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana State Department of Agriculture Adds StaffNext articleGuest Worker Proposal Positive for Agriculture NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mohammadi kidnapped

first_img April 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mohammadi kidnapped RSF_en News Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Organisation Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mohammadi, a Suhail journalist who also writes for the independent weekly Al-Siha wa Al-Nas, was kidnapped by members of the Republican Guard. His brother said the family had not heard from him since he got a phone call summoning him to Republican Guard headquarters. The same Republican Guard members previously used threats to try to get him to resign from Suhail and work as an informer.last_img

Vroman’s and the Pasadena Education Foundation Join Forces to Bring Books to Families in Transition

first_img 66 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Vroman’s Bookstore is teaming up with the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) to raise $4000 to bring books to 400 kids of all ages, who are part of the Families in Transition program.Books are important tools at all stages in life and are needed especially during times like these. They educate, comfort, inspire, and provide fun escapes.Vroman’s is proud to be working with the Pasadena Education Foundation on such an important mission. Contributing to this effort not only puts books in the hands of kids who so need them but also helps support Vroman’s Bookstore keep operations going during the ongoing pandemic.Vroman’s Link: Educational Foundation: Families in TransitionThe Families in Transition program ensures that all PUSD students experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness receive equitable access to a high-quality education and support services. More here: Pasadena Educational FoundationSupporting Excellence in the Public Schools of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre at the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), “we believe strong schools build strong communities and strong communities build strong schools. For almost 50 years, we have been committed to building dynamic community partnerships to support our public schools through fundraising, community engagement, and educational programs. Being a vital part of our community enables us to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.” More here: http://pased.orgAbout Vroman’s BookstoreVroman’s Bookstore was founded in 1894 by Adam Clark Vroman, who was photographer and loved giving books and other things to his community. “We are located in Pasadena, California, and through the years, we continued to be an independently owned family business, now consisting of two Vroman’s locations, two Vroman’s boutiques located at LAX airport, and an ecommerce site. Vroman’s is a Pasadena institution, a literary landmark, a community center, and a wonderful tradition. We have been a one stop shop for the Pasadena community for 125 years and just celebrated our anniversary last November. We hope to be around for another 125 years.” More here: Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community News Subscribecenter_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Non-Profits News Vroman’s and the Pasadena Education Foundation Join Forces to Bring Books to Families in Transition STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, May 10, 2020 | 3:31 pm Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Farmer’s Market to open Saturday

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Tomatoes will be available throughout the summer.”Shoppers are always interested in peaches and D’Andrea said the Pike County Farmers Market will have Chilton County peaches available probably around late June. “We want clear seed peaches and that’s about the time for them,” he said. “Later in the summer, we’ll have muscadines and sweet potatoes. We’ll have a good market all summer long and encourage people to support our local farmers by shopping for farm-fresh produce.” By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 11, 2017 Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Farmer’s Market to open Saturday Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Rigby joins Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity for Women Build week Chanda Rigby, Troy University Women’s Basketball Coach, and Lowe’s Heroes will be among more than 60 volunteers to join Troy-Pike… read more D’Andrea said Saturday’s market will have a good variety of early summer produce including, kale of different varieties, collards, turnips, lettuce, squash, early tomatoes, honey and blueberries.“We’ll also have farm fresh eggs and some homemade jams and jellies, so it should be a good opening day,” D’Andrea said. Snap beans and early peas are also a good possibility for the early market days.“Around the first of June, the market should have cucumbers and white peas could come around the middle of June and raspberries and blackberries will be available around that time,” D’Andrea said. The Pike County Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. Saturday on the grass lot between Troy Bank & Trust Main Office and Bicentennial Park. Market Manager Nick D’Andrea said this year’s market is shaping up to be one of the best in years.“We are expecting eight farmers on opening day and two to four more farmers will join us during May,” D’Andrea. “By June we should have between 20 and 25 farmers at the Pike County Farmers Market.”Saturday’s opening day market will be from 7 until 11 a.m. Weekday markets will be from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same location.last_img read more

Homeless man arrested for attempting to kidnap girl from pizza restaurant

first_imgiStock(VENICE, Calif.) — A homeless man has been arrested after attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old girl while she ate pizza with her family.The incident happened in Venice, California, on Saturday night when the girl and her family were eating outside on the patio of a pizza restaurant.The man allegedly approached the family a series of times before attempting to grab the girl and telling them that he had to save her.“He started telling us ‘God told me to save her. I have to save her’ so he kept coming up to us trying to take her,” the girl’s father, Riley Pegram, told ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC-TV.It was then that relatives sprang into action to stop the man.“He almost grabbed her,” said Pegram. “I moved him away, my brother pulled him down by the hair, my brother got on top of him, I got on top of him, we’re holding him down.”The suspect, later identified as Evan McLaurin-Nelson, is a former Las Vegas resident who allegedly moved to California three years ago and is believed to be homeless, according to detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department.According to KABC-TV, McLaurin-Nelson has an arrest record in California and Nevada which includes battery, indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.The 6-year-old girl, Neveah Pegram, described in an interview with KABC-TV how her uncle came to save her.“This guy, he was starting to follow us and then, and then my uncle had to shove him out of the way, and then he kept following us,” she said.The suspect allegedly kept saying how she reminded him of his niece during the altercation.“We think he was on something,” said Riley Pegram. “On some type of drugs or something. I don’t know if he was homeless but I know he was on drugs.”Pegram and his brother were able to hold the suspect down until police arrived to the scene where Pegram said it took six officers to finally arrest the man.“[The police] got him down and he was just yelling out loud ‘save the girl! Save the girl! I need to save her!’” said Pegram.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of attempted kidnapping and one count of resisting a peace officer against McLaurin-Nelson.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Phosphatase activities of endolithic communities in rocks of the Antarctic Dry Valleys

first_imgPhosphorus is scarce in Beacon Sandstone of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, and any input from precipitation is minimal. In endolithic microbial communities recycling of P by the action of phosphatases may therefore be important. The phosphatase activities of three different types of endolithic communities in the McMurdo Dry Valley, Antarctica, were studied in the laboratory. The dominant phototrophs were Chroococcidiopsis, mixed Gloeocapsa and Trebouxia, and Trebouxia. Bacteria were also visually conspicuous in the latter two communities, and the Trebouxia in both cases formed a lichenized association with fungal hyphae. In each case marked phosphomonoesterase (PMEase) activity was found in assays with 4-methylumbelliferyl phosphate (MUP) or p-nitrophenyl phosphate as substrate, and phosphodiesterase activity with bis-p-nitrophenyl phosphate as substrate. The pH optimum of PMEase (assayed at 0.5 pH intervals) of the Chroococcidiopsis, Gloeocapsa–Trebouxia, and Trebouxia communities was 9.5, 5.5, and 8.0, respectively. These values are similar for aqueous extracts of the respective rocks (pH 9.2, 6.2, 7.5). All three communities showed significantly higher PMEase activity at 5° than 1°C, and the first two also showed much higher activity at 5° than 10°C. All three communities also showed slightly lower activity in the light (7 μmol photon m-2 s-1) than the dark; this was found with all substrates and substrate concentrations. Prior exposure of a moistened sample to light for 2 h led to a reduction in activity even when the subsequent assay was done in the dark. The rate of PMEase activity (using 100 μM MUP) in the Gloeocapsa–Trebouxia and Trebouxia communities was approximately linear with time up to 24 h, whereas the Chroococcidiopsis community showed a marked decrease after 6 h. At least part of this was due to retention of the 4-methylumbelliferone (MU) hydrolysis product. In spite of the assays being conducted on a whole community, the activity–substrate relationship in each case quite closely resembled a typical Michaelis–Menten relationship. Estimates were made of the apparent half-saturation value and the concentration of MUP required to support half-maximal rates. The apparent K m values were: Chroococcidiopis, 230 μM; Gloeocapsa–Trebouxia 169 μM; Trebouxia, 135 μM. The respective values for apparent V max were 0.053, 0.55, and 0.35 μmol MU g-1 h-1. In view of the greater dependence of these communities on the rock for their sole supply of P than for C and probably N, it is suggested that the cycling of P within the communities is a key factor influencing their overall metabolic activity when moisture permits their activation.last_img read more

Gooden leads Dixie State over California Baptist 79-75

first_img Tags: Cameron Gooden/Dixie State Trailblazers Basketball/WAC January 30, 2021 /Sports News – Local Gooden leads Dixie State over California Baptist 79-75 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Gooden had 22 points as Dixie State ended its seven-game losing streak, narrowly defeating California Baptist 79-75.Reed Nottage led the Lancers with 26 points, tying his career high. Written by Associated Presslast_img