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New information on the skull roof of Protoichthyosaurus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) and intraspecific variation in some dermal skull elements

first_imgA previously unrecognized specimen of Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis, LEICT G142.1991, from the Lower Jurassic of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire, UK, includes an almost complete three-dimensional skull that provides new information on the configuration of the skull roof. The position of the pineal foramen (between the frontals and the parietals) and an elongated internasal foramen in a depression along the midline of the nasals are clearly shown. The maxilla makes up a significant portion of the external naris ventral margin, an unusual character for the genus/species. This reflects intraspecific variation, not evidence of a new taxon. The specimen enables comparisons of skull roof morphology with Ichthyosaurus and Stenopterygius, two common Early Jurassic taxa. In particular, the position of the pineal foramen is similar to Stenopterygius, but distinguishes Protoichthyosaurus from Ichthyosaurus. The lack of a frontal–prefrontal contact and the posteriorly wide nasals distinguishes Protoichthyosaurus from Stenopterygius. We also present a revised reconstruction of the skull roof morphology of Ichthyosaurus. Three additional specimens of Protoichthyosaurus are referred to the genus: another partial skull, referred to P. prostaxalis, and two isolated forefins, identified by their unique morphology.last_img read more


May 9, 2021 0

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

first_imgIs this employee on a H1B Visa? Open Until FilledYes Application Process/Additional Information Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting VCU in thissearch. For consideration, all applications must be submittedthrough VCU eJobs and Greenwood/Asher. Submission of applicationmaterials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initialscreening of applications will begin immediately, and applicationsand nominations will be accepted until an appointment is made;however, the priority consideration date is March 17, 2020.VCU eJobs portal: www.vcujobs.comConfidential inquiries, nominations and application materialsshould be directed to:Betty Turner Asher, PartnerShelley Sullivan Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant andLibrary Practice LeaderGreenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206Miramar Beach, Florida 32550Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272Email: [email protected]: [email protected] Required Qualifications Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty The VCU Libraries mission statement embraces active, comprehensiveengagement with the university and its partners that advances thesuccess of VCU : “The VCU Libraries transforms our communities byenriching scholarship, learning, creative endeavors and clinicalcare through inclusive and equitable teaching, collections andleadership.” The mission statement forms the basis for VCULibraries’ Strategic framework 2020: Creating the 21st centuryresearch library at VCU, available athttps://www.library.vcu.edu/about/strategy/. The framework includesa foundational statement of VCU Libraries’ core values:As VCU Libraries employees, we place the VCU community and all itstands for at the forefront of everything we do. We affirm that agreat university is built upon a great library, and we commitourselves to:• Engage our communities and evolve to meet their needs• Promote, inspire and support intellectual curiosity and lifelongdiscovery• Embrace diversity and inclusion to foster excellence• Seek new technologies and methods for our communities to conveytheir discoveries to the world• Protect unrestricted access to scholarly research, creativeexpression and ideas representing all points of view• Foster the open exchange of ideas and celebrate the richness ofan environment shaped by many voices• Embrace creativity, agility and energy in all our work• Value all staff as contributors to the success of theorganization• Adhere to the highest ethical standards, cultivate transparencyand safeguard privacy• Be accountable to each other and to our communities The ideal candidate will have experience as a leader in an academicresearch library environment, demonstrating understanding of thecomplexity of a large research university with a full spectrum ofacademic colleges and professional schools. Additional requirementsinclude:• Terminal degree• Attained distinction in and can exhibit evidence of knowledge offorward-looking 21st-century academic research libraries• Passion and skills for articulating the university librariesmission and its role in a research institution• Evidence of creating and implementing a vision to advanceacademic and scholarly activities within the university andbeyond• Substantial administrative experience within a complexorganization• Evidence of promoting an environment of equity andinclusion• Commitment to and aptitude for fundraising• Effective interpersonal relationship skills with groups andindividuals both internal and external to the library anduniversity• The highest professional and personal integrity• Outstanding listening skills• Strong commitment to equal opportunity, diversity andinclusion• Ability to attract, develop, promote and retain world-classlibrary faculty and staff• Effectiveness in person-to-person and group communication withstudents, faculty, staff and others• Willingness to be flexible in a rapidly changing libraryenvironment• Inclination to keep composure under stressful situations andconfidence in overseeing large-scale ongoing projects• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff and student environment and commitment to do so as amember of the VCU community Position Responsibilities Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/97438 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. RankOpen Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsOther Document Mission or Goal of Unit School/UnitVCU Libraries Position NumberFA0250 Grant funded position?Nocenter_img Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal The dean leads all aspects of library operations, teaching,collections, outreach, services, initiatives and fundraising. Thedean will oversee strategic planning for the library system andensure that VCU’s libraries advance the success of students andfaculty throughout the university. Preferred Qualifications Posted SalaryThe salary is competitive and commensurate with qualificationsand experience. Date Posted02/17/2020 A degree in library or information sciences or a closely relatedfield is desirable. Diversity Statement Information Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Number of Months12 DepartmentUniversity Libraries Type of SearchNational Working TitleDean of Libraries and University Librarian Application Deadline Date Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressionsof intent and applications for an exceptional leader to serve asthe dean of libraries and university librarian. Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020last_img read more


May 3, 2021 0

Transparency data: DHSC departmental spending over £25,000: 2018

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April 20, 2021 0

News story: £5 million given to AMR research partnerships between UK and Argentina

first_imgDr Jorge Tezon, Director of Scientific Development at CONICET, said: The research will benefit low- and middle-income countries, which are disproportionately impacted by AMR.The programme will be delivered on behalf of GAMRIF by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in the UK and by CONICET in Argentina.The use of antimicrobial drugs in livestock production is a primary contributor to the development and spread of AMR. Drug-resistant microbes can be transmitted from animals to humans via direct contact or through the food chain and the environment, which poses a potential significant threat to human health.Mark Kent, the UK Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, said: The funding will go to 5 research partnerships between the UK and Argentina.It has been awarded through the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) and will be matched in staff and lab resources by the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) in Argentina.British and Argentinian researchers are launching the ‘Tools to tackle AMR in the environment’ programme in Buenos Aires this week.The partnerships receiving the award are: High-quality research is needed to increase our ability to effectively treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. That’s why CONICET has decided to partner with DHSC, BBSRC and NERC and promote joint research projects. At the national level, Argentina promotes interdisciplinary work with different actors focused on the concept of ‘one health’. This research programme is particularly important as it involves interaction between national stakeholders on AMR. We also expect that this could benefit other countries and regions around the world which are disproportionately affected by AMR and help them improve food security and the associated economics.center_img Today’s announcement is further evidence that the UK is committed to working with Argentina to help tackle global issues. Antimicrobial resistance is a threat which is killing hundreds of thousands of people across the world each year. The research programme represents the best of British and Argentinian technical abilities, and will have an international impact. Tackling antimicrobial resistance is a global priority, and investigating AMR in agriculture and the environment is crucial. This partnership is exciting, not only because it is good for UK and Argentinian science, but because the benefits could be shared with developing and emerging economies around the world. William Gaze (University of Exeter) and Alejandro Petroni (Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud “Dr Carlos G Malbrán”) to develop a conceptual framework to improve understanding of AMR in livestock systems for translation into policy and practice Helen West (University of Nottingham) and Sonia Gómez (Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud “Dr Carlos G Malbrán”) to develop best practice for waste management in commercial chicken farms in Argentina to manage AMR Dominic Moran (University of Edinburgh) and Mariano Fernandez Miykawa (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria) to understand and quantify the environmental and economic impacts of antimicrobial use in chicken supply chains and design interventions that are cost-effective for producers Peers Davies (University of Liverpool) and Sergio Sanchez-Bruni (Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil) to develop an antimicrobial surveillance framework for the Argentinian beef industry to understand how antimicrobial usage and farming practices impact the environment Kirsten Reyher (University of Bristol) and Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) to investigate the prevalence and causes of AMR in Argentinian farming systems and the impact on the near-farm environmentlast_img read more


April 20, 2021 0

CVA alums voted into the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

first_imgFARMINGTON – Two-time Olympic snowboard champion Seth Wescott and U.S. Ski Team Freestyle aerialist Kristean Porter Thorpe have been voted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame; both recipients of the induction graduated from the Carrabassett Valley Academy, achieving a success for themselves, but also for the state of Maine and its world-renowned ski and snowboard academy.Kate Punderson, CVA’s Head of School since 2011, was fortunate enough to know both Wescott and Thorpe, though in different ways. She and Thorpe were in the same graduating class together at CVA, but even then, Thorpe made an impression.“I always remember her as being very driven and hardworking in both her academic and athletic pursuits,” Punderson said. “The CVA experience is a challenging one, and Kristean took every one head on.”Punderson was not at all surprised to hear that Thorpe is both a doctor and an athlete who is finally being recognized for all of her dedication. Punderson recalls her as someone who always cared deeply for others, and remembers the active role Thorpe took in the community at CVA. She was always willing to help out other students.While Punderson didn’t know Wescott as a student, she did meet him later on when he returned to CVA to serve on the board of trustees. That doesn’t mean Wescott’s reputation as a student wasn’t already well-established on the CVA campus.“He was really innovative. He was one of the first snowboarders admitted here in CVA’s snowboard program. He was a pioneer in the sport,” said Punderson. Wescott began as a skier but switched to snowboarding when he was 10 years old, never looking back. Wescott’s passion for the sport was contagious among the other students there at CVA.Furthermore, it seems that both of them had an inclination to spread their passion throughout the community. Wescott too has “always given back to CVA as a volunteer here over the years,” said Punderson.On the school’s website it reads that, “CVA’s charge was to develop a school for student-athletes based on the Greek ideal of developing equally the body, mind, and spirit.” Porter and Wescott speak to the school’s commitment to this creed, both as everyday people and as athletes.Though of course this is an honor for both Wescott and Porter, CVA also feels an immense pride in their alums and recognize this as a success for the school, as well as for current students. When asked what seeing Wescott and Porter make it into the Hall of Fame meant for the school, Punderson said,“These two individuals provide wonderful inspiration for our current student athletes. They came from this place, they studied here, they rose to these challenges. It shows our students that they can do the same.”last_img read more


April 20, 2021 0

Download the complete survey Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017

first_imgResults of the tenth research of the Institute of Tourism entitled Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017 were presented in early February, and now the entire survey is available in print or in pdf format.TOMAS Summer is a continuous research of the characteristics of tourist demand in Croatia, which the Institute of Tourism has been conducting since 1987. The survey was conducted from July to October 2017 in seven coastal counties, covering 67 major places along the coast and on islands on a sample of 5.950 respondents from 18 emitting markets. Through this research, data on the socio-demographic structure of guests, characteristics of travel and stay in the destination, consumption and guest satisfaction with our tourist offer were collected and analyzed.In addition to the level of all seven counties, the book presents the results of research by countries of origin of tourists (for 18 emitting markets), type of accommodation (for hotels, camps and households), county of residence (for each of the seven coastal counties) and season ( for VII and VIII and for IX and X month).You can download the book in pdf format for free HERE, and you can order a printed copy of the book by e-mail [email protected]: RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017” read more


November 18, 2020 0

One foot in the past

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October 20, 2020 0

Philippe Coutinho has no plans to leave Barcelona and join Arsenal on loan

first_img Comment Advertisement Coutinho has been linked with a surprise move to Arsenal (Getty Images)Barcelona are due to play Arsenal at Camp Nou on Sunday and it was claimed that the match would offer the chance for officials from both clubs to discuss a potential deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Mundo Deportivo claims that Arsenal sources have denied the suggestion that they are exploring the possibility of signing Coutinho on loan.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are in the market for a new central defender and Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti was linked with a move to the Gunners earlier this summer.But the France international is expected to remain at Camp Nou with Barcelona holding out for a €60m (£54.8m) transfer fee.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Philippe Coutinho wants to stay at Barcelona (Getty Images)Philippe Coutinho has no intention of leaving Barcelona to join Arsenal on loan, according to reports in Spain.Barcelona are reportedly open to selling the 26-year-old as they want to make room for Neymar’s return and are even prepared to take a loss on the £142 million deal they agreed with Liverpool in January 2018.According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca would consider a season-long loan deal for Coutinho if a club agreed to pay a fee in the region of €30m (£27.4m).But the report claims that Coutinho has no intention of leaving Camp Nou on a temporary deal and his priority is to remain at Barca for another season.ADVERTISEMENT Philippe Coutinho has no plans to leave Barcelona and join Arsenal on loan Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link59Shares Advertisementlast_img read more


October 18, 2020 0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Axel Tuanzebe for silencing Nicolas Pepe in Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 12:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Axel Tuanzebe impressed up against Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe (EPA)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Axel Tuanzebe for his performance against Nicolas Pepe in Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal on Monday evening.Scott McTominay opened the scoring for United in the first half but Arsenal were able to secure a point via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal in the 58th minute.Before the match, Solskjaer was forced to reshuffle his defence as Aaron Wan-Bissaka was ruled out due to illness. Ashley Young replaced the 21-year-old at right-back while Tuanzebe was played on the opposite flank.And despite playing in an unfamiliar position, Tuanzebe impressed and was able to keep Pepe, a £72 million summer signing, quiet for the majority of the match.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We can see Axel will be a top, top player,’ Solskjaer said after the game. Pepe struggled to get the better of Tuanzebe at Old Trafford (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think that showed by him playing well against Pepe.‘I think Pepe is a threat and Axel did really well.‘We’ve had a few injuries and illnesses, so there was a decision when Aaron wasn’t fit to play.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Axel Tuanzebe for silencing Nicolas Pepe in Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more


October 18, 2020 0

Southeast Qld homeowners have pocketed almost $2 billion worth of property profits

first_imgThe unit market is still recording high levels of loss making sales.“Interestingly though when you look across the southeast corner, what is really driving it (the loss making sales), you can see that the Brisbane council area actually has one of the highest proportions of loss making sales, I think that is largely due to the unit market.’’Mr Kusher said Logan City, Ipswich, Redland, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba all had a lower proportion of resales at a loss than the Brisbane council area.“When you look at the split between house and units, you can see that Brisbane continues to creep a bit higher in terms of loss making resales in units,’’ he said.And Mr Kusher predicted that trend may continue.The report also revealed that Queensland’s regional towns continued to feel the downturn with major mining regions still reporting a high level of loss making sales.“Although losses remain high, the proportion of resales at a loss has reduced from their peaks, most of which occurred recently.’’About half of all sales in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region were still at a loss as well as in Central Queensland.In Townsville 46.8 per cent of sales were at a loss. The Sunshine Coast market recorded the highest level of profit making sales in southeast Queensland.SOUTHEAST Queensland homeowners have pocketed almost $2 billion worth of property profits in just three months.New figures have revealed that during the December quarter the majority of those who sold their properties within the southeast achieved more than they originally paid.The latest CoreLogic Pain and Gain report revealed the total value of resales at a profit was $1.998 billion, while for those who sold at a loss the total loss was $22.3 million.The Sunshine Coast local government area continued to gain momentum with it recording the highest level of profit making sales — 94.8 per cent — during the period.This was closely followed by Redlands where 94.5 per cent of sales were for a profit and Logan where 94 per cent of sales were for a profit.The worst performing local government area during the period was the Lockyer Valley where 84.6 per cent sales were for a profit.In Brisbane 90.4 per cent of sales were for a profit.While on a whole the results were solid, there were still big differences between the unit and house market.In Brisbane more than a quarter, 26.2 per cent of unit sales were at a loss during the quarter, up from 25.3 per cent the previous quarter.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said while other areas had higher levels of profit making sales than Brisbane, he still thought Brisbane figures were good.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago“You look at somewhere like the Sunshine Coast, it has actually got a lower proportion of resales at a loss than Brisbane does, but generally speaking Brisbane is still fairly low,’’ he said.last_img read more


October 6, 2020 0