Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 15, 2017 – Nassau – The Acting Postmaster General wishes to advise the public that the General Post Office, East Hill Street, will open 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday until further notice due to malfunctioning of the air-conditioning system.The public is further advised that full services are available at all sub-post offices in New Providence. The Acting Postmaster General wishes to apologize for any inconvenience caused.The Government and Minister of Transport regret the situation and are doing all possible to repair the air-conditioning for the comfort of the staff, in the shortest possible time.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 21, 2019 Updated: 6:13 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Murder and other felony charges were filed today against a 20-year-old probationer who allegedly fired a gunshot toward his brother, missing him but inadvertently killing a next-door neighbor asleep inhis bed.Manuula Save is accused in the Saturday morning death of Michael Walker, 38, who was shot about 1:45 a.m. by a bullet that traveled through a bedroom wall in the defendant’s apartment and into the victim’s unit in the 13400 block of Midland Road. Walker was hit once in the abdomen and died at a hospital about an hour later.Save faces life imprisonment if convicted of murder, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, assault with a semi-automatic firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He pleaded not guilty.Deputy District Attorney Kristie Nikoletich said the shooting stemmed from a verbal argument and physical fight between Save and his older brother. Following the argument, Save retrieved a gun and fired at his sibling “to show his brother he wasn’t scared of him,” the prosecutor alleged.Save then allegedly hid the 9mm firearm, which he was not allowed to possess due to a previous hit-and-run conviction involving the death of an elderly woman, Nikoletich said. Save was sentenced to probation in that case,she said.Nikoletich said Save was charged with murder due to “the defendant’s conscious disregard for human life.”Save, who’s being held in lieu of $3 million bail, is due back in court Aug. 29 for a readiness conference. Man who shot sleeping neighbor in Poway charged with murder, pleads not guilty KUSI Newsroom,
Nestle (NESN.VX), the world’s largest packaged food company, lowered its full-year outlook on Friday, as a Maggi noodle recall in India knocked sales and undercalculated U.S. Skin Health rebates weighed on the Swiss company’s profits.Sales dropped 2.1 percent to 64.9 billion Swiss francs ($68 billion) in the nine months through September, missing analysts’ average forecast of 65.9 billion in a Reuters poll.Organic or underlying growth, adjusted for currency swings, acquisitions and divestitures, slowed to 4.2 percent in the period from 4.5 percent in the first half, sliding further behind its 5 percent target for 2015.The company cut its 2015 outlook to around 4.5 per cent, below its long-term model calling for 5 to 6 per cent growth.”The shortfall comes from pricing, as Nestle does not seem to have been able to pursue its pricing actions as hoped, and more importantly the issue seems to be again the Asia, Oceania, Australia region, with sales down in the third quarter,” Barclays analysts wrote in a note.Chief Executive Paul Bulcke said: “After a good performance in the first half of the year, we were impacted in the third quarter by exceptional events, with Maggi noodles in India and a rebate adjustment in Nestle Skin Health.”Maggi noodles were subject to a recall in India over safety concerns.In the United States, frozen food sales began improving after a revamp of Nestle’s Lean Cuisine brand, but this contrasted with lagging sales in China, which showed a slower sales recovery, Bulcke said.India’s Maggi noodle recall continued to have a significant impact on growth in the South Asia Region, Nestle said.In its Skin Health division, Nestle’s U.S. prescription drug rebates exceeded what it had set aside for this purpose, resulting in an additional one-off charge in the third quarter.Despite prospects that Europe’s hot summer would have consumers grabbing ice cream out of freezers, sales at the group’s milk products and ice cream unit fell 350 million francs year-on-year to 11 billion. Water, however, achieved 7.1 organic growth through September, second only to confectionery at 7.8 percent.Nestle earlier this month confirmed it was in advanced talks to merge its international ice cream business with R&R Ice Cream, in its latest effort to refocus on other, higher-performing brands and advance its goal of becoming a “nutrition, health and wellness” company.Unilever (ULVR.L)(UNc.AS), the global number one in ice cream, on Thursday posted third-quarter underlying sales up 5.7 percent, thanks in part to a strong summer. But the Anglo-Dutch group said it expected sluggish global markets to keep weighing on performance.Nestle stock trades at around 21.4 times 12-month forward earnings, above Danone (DANO.PA) and Unilever, according to StarMine, which weights analysts’ estimates by their track record.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal root tuber. Citation: Soil-dwelling fungi study shows extent of worldwide distribution (2015, August 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-soil-dwelling-fungi-extent-worldwide.html More information: Global assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus diversity reveals very low endemism Science 28 August 2015: Vol. 349 no. 6251 pp. 970-973 DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1161ABSTRACTThe global biogeography of microorganisms remains largely unknown, in contrast to the well-studied diversity patterns of macroorganisms. We used arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus DNA from 1014 plant-root samples collected worldwide to determine the global distribution of these plant symbionts. We found that AM fungal communities reflected local environmental conditions and the spatial distance between sites. However, despite AM fungi apparently possessing limited dispersal ability, we found 93% of taxa on multiple continents and 34% on all six continents surveyed. This contrasts with the high spatial turnover of other fungal taxa and with the endemism displayed by plants at the global scale. We suggest that the biogeography of AM fungi is driven by unexpectedly efficient dispersal, probably via both abiotic and biotic vectors, including humans. © 2015 Phys.org Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus live among 80 percent of plant roots in a symbiotic relationship with their host—the plants get assistance in obtaining nutrients, help with getting water in dry conditions and a leg up in battling pathogens. The fungi, in return, get a steady source of carbon. But, as the researchers note, little is known about the global biography of such microorganisms. They suggest a better understanding of how the microorganisms do their job and how they disperse could have important implications for better understanding our global ecosystem, helping with restoration of damaged areas, and perhaps for increasing or at least sustaining agricultural yields. To learn more, the team embarked on a study that took them to six continents and involved pulling up plants to examine their roots in forests, shrub land, grasslands, successional sites and semi-desert spots, looking for samples of fungi.In all, the team gathered 1,104 root samples, resulting in approximately 912 thousand fungus samples. Of those 836 were able to be sequenced revealing almost 250 DNA based “virtual taxa,” that could be associated with 161 unique plant species. The team also conducted ribosomal RNA testing on the samples to learn more about their evolutionary history. Arbuscular mycorrhiza seen under microscope. Flax root cortical cells containing paired arbuscules. Credit: Public Domain Explore further Fungi—key to tree survival in warming forest (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has conducted a worldwide census of fungi that live in plant roots and in so doing has found them to be surprisingly broadly spread. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their far-flung study, what they found and offer theories on a mystery that was also uncovered. Journal information: Science In studying their data, the researchers found that 93 percent of the fungi identified existed in the soil on more than one continent, and that 34 percent of them were found on all six continents. They also found that dispersal appeared to lessen the farther plants were from the equator and that at the local level, spatial distance and environmental conditions had an impact on the types of fungus appearing in plant roots.RNA testing showed that the dispersal of the fungi appeared to have occurred after the continents drifted apart, which caused the researchers to wonder what sort of mechanism might have been responsible for carrying the microorganisms across such great distances. They suggest it could have been a variety of elements including both biotic and abiotic vectors. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Register Now » August 20, 2013 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Maybe major car makers like Ford and Toyota could learn a thing or two from tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. His electric car company, Tesla, is racking up recognition in the auto industry for the level of quality of its vehicles. The latest: Tesla’s Model S was awarded the highest safety rating of any car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Not only did the Model S receive a 5-star rating overall but also in every subcategory. While the NHTSA doesn’t award more than 5 stars overall, it does in the overall Vehicle Safety, where Tesla says the Model S achieved a combined record of 5.4 stars. The score takes into account the probability of injury from front, side, rear and rollover accidents, Tesla says.In May, Consumer Reports also gave the Model S a glowing assessment, calling it the best car it has tested. The Model S was also named car of the year by Motor Trend and Automobile magazines.Related: Inside the ‘Insane’ Life of Entrepreneur Elon MuskTesla released the Model S electric sedan in June 2012 after three years in development. For those who are unfamiliar with the car, it has two battery options: an 85-kilowatt-hour version and a 60-kilowatt-hour version. The larger battery gets 300 miles of range at an average of 55 mph, Tesla says. It estimates that total annual fuel cost for a Model S is about $930 compared to almost $5,200 for other premium sedans, for drivers who average about 30,000 miles per year.When it comes to safety, Tesla says some of the key features of the Model S include: a longer “crumple zone” in the front created by the absence of a large gasoline engine block (the motor is only about a foot in diameter and is mounted near the rear axle), multiple aluminum extrusions in the side rail of the car that help absorb crash impact and a double rear bumper if a third row children’s seat is ordered.Related: Super Cars, Sailboats and Subways: How Tech Founders and CEOs Get Around”After verifying through internal testing that the Model S would achieve a NHTSA 5-star rating, Tesla then analyzed the Model S to determine the weakest points in the car and retested at those locations until the car achieved 5 stars no matter how the test equipment was configured,” the company said in a release.Keep in mind, however, that safety and environmentally-friendly innovation don’t come cheap. A Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery starts at more than $78,000. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global