Zane Kirchner red carded for off the ball spear tackle

first_imgWednesday Mar 12, 2008 Zane Kirchner red carded for off the ball spear tackle It’s not often that we see red cards dished out these days. If we do see them it’s normally for punches or blatant dirty play which normally involves some kind of thugery on the field.On Friday night Bulls fullback Zane Kirchner received this red card for an off the ball spear tackle, which has resulted in him having been suspended for two weeks.Bakkies Botha was yellow carded at the same time for an alleged head butt, which he’s since been found not guilty of committing.My original feeling was that the red for Kirchner was a bit harsh. However, the assistant referee, as they call them these days, was Mark Lawrence and he loves dishing out the discipline. The discussion between ref and Lawrence amounted to them both agreeing that it was extreme, a spear, and off the ball.Who knows what Kirchner was thinking when making the tackle, and despite Dusty Noble landing safely on a pile of other players, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured by a tackle of this nature. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Zane Kirchner red carded for off the ball spear tackle | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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House With Four Roofs / GAISS

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Latvia CopyAbout this officeGAISSOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRigaOn FacebookLatviaPublished on May 25, 2020Cite: “House With Four Roofs / GAISS” 25 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Reinis Hofmanis+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Arnita Melzoba, Kārlis Melzobs “COPY” Area:  245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Architects: GAISS Area Area of this architecture project House With Four Roofs / GAISSSave this projectSaveHouse With Four Roofs / GAISS Year:  2019 Design Team:Arnita Melzoba, Kārlis Melzobs, Agnese MālnieceCity:RigaCountry:LatviaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Reinis HofmanisRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Riga based architecture studio GAISS have designed a private house for a young family with a roofscape that has inclinations in four directions.Save this picture!© Reinis HofmanisSave this picture!IsometricSave this picture!© Reinis HofmanisThe challenge of the project was to transform the peculiarity of an L-shaped plot into a spatial quality. A narrow part of the green parcel is connected to the adjoining street. To maximize land efficiency a section of the house is positioned on this stretch while forming a focus towards the garden in the wider area on the back.Save this picture!© Reinis HofmanisSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Reinis HofmanisThe house can be experienced as a journey from the public space of the street towards the private garden in the back. A covered passageway runs along an unheated garage and creates sheltered access to the house. This path continues further inside the house through a wardrobe area and past two bedrooms. The end of this axis is marked by a generous living area with an open kitchen. This space has wall to wall glazing which opens towards the garden in the south. A sliding partition has been planned to divide a nook for watching TV from the rest of the space. The final section of the house consists of a home office and a master bedroom.Save this picture!© Reinis HofmanisAll of the living spaces are oriented towards south-east and south-west to maximize solar gains, which help to reduce heating demand in winter. An overhang shades the glazed facade in the living room to protect from excessive heat in the summer.Save this picture!© Reinis HofmanisThe character of the surrounding residential area is reflected in the use of the pitch roof construction. The traditional model is however reinterpreted – 4 blocks with pitches in various angles are configured to match the L shape of the plan. Each room has a different ceiling angle to create conditions for the respective functionality. The structure consists of lightweight concrete block masonry that is combined with timber for roof construction and wall sections containing windows. The house blends well within the context while maintaining a strong presence of contemporary aesthetics.Save this picture!© Reinis HofmanisProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Community Participation can Assist in Architectural and Urban Post-Disaster Reco…ArticlesPossibilities of Forms for Molding Exposed ConcreteArticles Share Lead Architects: Photographs:  Reinis Hofmanis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939584/house-with-four-roofs-gaiss Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Riga, Latvia Manufacturers: Toode, Trimble ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939584/house-with-four-roofs-gaiss Clipboard House With Four Roofs / GAISSlast_img read more

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A Guide to Local Trusts in the Midlands

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. A Guide to Local Trusts in the Midlands  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 October 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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TPA Moves Back to Senate After House Passage

first_imgNational Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons sees TPA and the trade deals it will foster as a job creator, “Manufacturers in the United States secured a victory today for all Americans, to spur job creation and drive economic growth and investment. A majority of the House of Representatives put politics aside and decisively acted to increase U.S. competitiveness and to open opportunities with the 95 percent of customers living outside our borders.” Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News TPA Moves Back to Senate After House Passage Farm groups are divided on the legislation. ASA President Wade Cowan, a soybean farmer from Brownfield, Texas, pointed to the bill as one that would empower the administration, in the form of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), to better represent producers of the nation’s largest farm export heading into finalization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other critical negotiations. “We are again encouraged by the House’s commitment to TPA and encourage the same commitment from the Senate,” Cowan said. “For the better part of a decade, our partners at USTR have been charged with baking a cake without having access to the full complement of ingredients, if you will. TPA would give them the authority and the resources they need to represent most completely the needs of American farmers in global trade agreements.” National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling said, in a statement, “We must break down trade barriers and give America’s farmers, livestock producers, and businesses greater access to the world’s consumers. We are one step closer to that goal today.” Trade Promotion Authority was enacted in 1974 to build the framework for the Administration to negotiate trade agreements that support jobs, eliminate barriers, and stop unfair trade. Once signed by the President, Trade Promotion Authority will be reauthorized for five years. TPA Moves Back to Senate After House Passage For the second time in less than a week, the US House has voted to pass legislation that would give Trade Promotion Authority to the President. The bill now moves to the Senate and is part of an effort by Congressional leadership to put TPA back on track, following an unexpected defeat of Trade Adjustment Assistance last week which put the legislation in jeopardy. The Senate passed a previous version of TPA last month. Facebook Twittercenter_img By Gary Truitt – Jun 18, 2015 SHARE The National Cattleman’s Beef Association urged the Senate to take the final step and approve TPA, stating that the legislation does not take away the ability of Congress to block a bad trade agreement. “Trade Promotion Authority gives Congress the ability to set definitive goals for the President in negotiations, and then requires any deal be brought back for final approval,” said Philip Ellis, NCBA President. “TPA does not give the President free rein to make trade deals. Without TPA, it would be virtually impossible to negotiate future agreements with other countries, which would hinder our ability to gain greater access into foreign markets,” NCBA stated in a release.Pork Producers said they will be watching the vote in the Senate very closely. “We applaud the House for approving TPA, which is imperative for finalizing free trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs,” said NPPC President Dr. Ron Prestage, a veterinarian and pork producer from Camden, S.C. “Now we need the Senate to approve it, so that U.S. trade negotiators can get the best trade deals possible from other countries.” Previous articleOil Settles at One-Week High,Next articleFormer Farm Bureau President Dies Gary Truitt But National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said today’s vote was a major setback for America’s workers, family farmers, and ranchers and for this nation’s future prosperity. “Unfortunately, instead of choosing to pass legislation that protects America’s workers, environment and health, Congress has instead passed a continuation of the status quo,” said Johnson.  “And that means more lost middle-class jobs and higher trade deficits.” SHARElast_img read more

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Foreign press journalists detained for working on reports about bird flu

first_img News News Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Organisation 12.02.2004Journalist David Fang and photographer Mark Ralston of the South China Morning Post, a daily published in Hong Kong, were questioned for several hours on 11 February 2004 when they were working on a report on avian flu on a farm in Baitangkou, near Tianjin (south east of the country).Officials and police questioned the journalists about their presence in the region in contravention of restrictions imposed on journalists in the areas hit by the epidemic.Zhong Yangsheng, deputy governor of southern Guangdong province on 8 February threatened the media, particularly in Hong Kong, with legal action if they continued to publish “irresponsible articles” on avian flu. He also said that chicken in the Chaoan region had been dying of poisoning or accidents and not as a result of the epidemic.Officials from the Publicity Department (formerly the Propaganda Department) confirmed on 6 February that the dailies the Yangtze Evening News and the Nanjing Daily were under official investigation after publishing articles on the sudden death of thousands of migratory birds in the birthplace of the Chinese president, Hu Jintao. The birds fell from the sky at Taizhou, in the east of China. “This type of article does not contribute to stability,” a top official, quoted by Reuters said.________________________________________________________5.02.2004Police detained a France 2 TV crew for two hours in a Beijing suburb on 4 February because they were filming poultry being vaccinated and had no authorisation. They were interrogated for the entire two hours and were forced to sign a statement recognising they had carried out a “clandestine shoot.”The propaganda department in the southern province of Guangdong on 30 January ordered Chinese journalists not to “exaggerate or distort” the news about bird flu. The media are supposed to take their lead from the news provided by the official press agency Xinhua.The authorities have denied reports in the British daily The Times about human victims from the bird flu epidemic in some 10 Chinese provinces. The Chinese media continue to claim that the authorities have the situation under control.________________________________________________________03.02.2004Foreign press barred from provinces hit by bird fluReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today called on the World Health Organisation to press the Chinese authorities to lift a ban on visits to the southern regions hit by bird flu, which has been imposed on most of the foreign correspondents based in Beijing.After preventing foreign journalists from freely covering the SARS epidemic, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Henan province, the Chinese authorities are again showing a lack of transparency in their handling of a health problem, the organisation said, calling for foreign correspondents to be allowed to report freely from the provinces affected by bird flu.The ban has been imposed by the foreign affairs ministry and the authorities in the southern provinces of Hunan, Hubei and Guangxi.As soon as the first cases appeared in these provinces at the end of January 2004, the authorities refused to give travel authorisation to most of foreign press in Beijing, including the European TV corporations ARD, France 2 and BBC. Officials told journalists that a press conference would be held “in a few days.”Meanwhile, dozens of journalists with China’s governmental press have been invited to these provinces to confirm that “the authorities and peasants have proceeded with the elimination and cleanup of chicken-farming.” The propaganda department has also called on the editors of the leading Chinese news media to announce that the epidemic is under control.In recent years, Reporters Without Borders has registered dozens of cases of arrests and censorship of foreign journalists when they tried to investigate public health problems such as AIDS and SARS in China. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information February 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign press journalists detained for working on reports about bird flu Newslast_img read more

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Threat of imminent execution of kidnapped Ukrainian journalist

first_img News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)ARTICLE 19, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Press Institute and Reporters Without Borders are deeply concerned that Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva, kidnapped by Syrian rebels in October 2012, is in grave danger of being murdered. Her kidnappers, allegedly members of the Free Syrian Army, have threatened to kill her tomorrow, 13 December 2012, if their demand for USD 50 million is not paid.The four organizations urge the leadership of the Free Syrian Army and of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces to ensure that Anhar Kochneva is not harmed and is released without any further delay, in compliance with international Humanitarian law that protects journalists working in situations of conflict, like in Syria.We also call on the French, British and US governments, as well as the European Union, to fully engage the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces in compelling Free Syrian Army to facilitate Kochneva’s release. These three countries, along with the European Union, have recognized the Coalition and its leader Ahmed Mouaz al-Khatib as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people and as such bear responsibility in stressing to the Coalition the importance of respecting human rights and international humanitarian standards and condemning violations.Anhar Kochneva was kidnapped at the beginning of October 2012 near the city of Homs. Kochneva had been reporting from Syria for a number of prominent Russian media outlets and helping Russian journalists working in the region. Kochneva was known for strongly criticizing the Syrian opposition, which she had publicly accused of cruelty to civilians and prisoners of warOn 7 November, a month after her kidnapping, a video message from Kochneva was published on the Internet in which she appealed to the Embassies of Ukraine and Russia, as well as the Syrian government, to meet the demands of the kidnappers. On 28 November, a second video of the kidnapped journalist was published online in which she read a text in Arabic admitting to having participated in the battles, working as a military interpreter with Syrian and Russian officers. We are deeply concerned that in both video appeals the journalist seems to be speaking under pressure.Under International humanitarian law, journalists are considered as civilians. Journalists do not lose this status by entering a battleground for professional purposes. Like other civilians, journalists cannot be the object of attacks, torture, or inhuman or degrading treatment. If arrested, they should be treated humanely, or charged, or released.According to Reporters without Borders, since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, 17 journalists and 48 citizen-journalists have been killed; 21 journalists and 18 citizen-journalists are currently imprisoned by the Syrian government. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) considered Syria the deadliest country for Journalists in 2012, with 24 journalists killed since the conflict began in March 2011.ARTICLE 19Reporters Without BordersCommittee to Protect Journalist (CPJ)International Press Institute Follow the news on Syria Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts December 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threat of imminent execution of kidnapped Ukrainian journalist February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Latest issue of satirical weekly disappears from news stands

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union November 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Latest issue of satirical weekly disappears from news stands News May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Romania Almost half of the print-run of the latest issue of the satirical weekly Academia Catavencu disappeared from news stands early in the mornings of 24 and 25 November, and were allegedly removed by members of the ruling Democratic Socialist Party (PSD), Reporters Without Borders and the Media Monitoring Agency said today.The weekly’s deputy editor, Liviu Mihaiu, said PSD men were seen visiting news stands throughout the country buying up all the copies they could find. The issue contained “an investigate report that is damaging for the Prime Minister and PSD presidential candidate Adrian Nastase,” he said. PSD spokesman Titus Corlatean denied the allegations.”Academia Catavencu, which is well known for its free-wheeling style, was simply confiscated from its readers,” said Reporters Without Borders and the Media Monitoring Agency, a Romanian press freedom organisation.”This manoeuvre bodes ill for press freedom just a few days before the 28 November presidential elections,” the two organisations added.Agence France-Presse reported that, according to a dozen Bucharest newspaper vendors, “men came early Wednesday morning to buy all of the copies of Academia Catavencu.” The weekly was nowhere to be found at noon on 24 November, although copies are usually available until the weekend, AFP said.This week’s issue also contained a supplement consisting of a collection of “homages” to former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu that were published in the 1970s and 1980s and were signed by such senior PSD leaders as Nastase, President Ion Iliescu and Deputy Prime Minister Ioan Talpes. December 2, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RomaniaEurope – Central Asia RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RomaniaEurope – Central Asia News to go further November 23, 2020 Find out more News Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor Newslast_img read more

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New economy firms drop out of FTSE100

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Four of the new economy stocks that rolled into the FTSE100 three months ago have suffered the indignity of being rolled off the index. The technology, media and telecoms (TMT) stocks humbled were Baltimore Technologies, Kingston Communications (Hull), Thus Telecom and Psion. Volatile markets caused their fortunes to evaporate and market analysts see their relegation last week to the FTSE250, the second division of UK stockmarket indices, as partial return to normality. Stocks expected to rejoin the top index are Hanson, Ocean Group and Scottish & Newcastle. But it was not all bad news for the TMT sector. Bookham Technology is joining the index of 100 leading shares for the first time.Mobile phone firm in £2bn shares plan Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced plans to float its shares on the London Stock Exchange next month. Analysts suggest the company could be valued at as much as £2bn. Such value competes favourably with the £1.4bn recently put on Egg, Prudential’s on-line bank, which some analysts now say is grossly overvalued. The founder and chief executive of the company is expected to pick up almost half the proceeds of the transaction based on his 47 per cent stake. Directors and other staff will also be rewarded handsomely as they collectively own the balance of the company.ITN news service hits the headlines with flotation ideaDaily Mail & General Trust, the UK newspaper publisher said last week it would consider favourably the floating of the ITN news service. ITN is owned by a consortium, which includes United News, Reuters, Granada, Daily Mail and Carlton. Any proposed deal is likely to be complicated and consolidation within the sector cannot be ruled out. However, many market analysts believe that spinning off ITN would create new opportunities and provide the resources to fund business expansion. The UK competition authorities are likely to probe mergers in the sector. Granada share price has made good progress in recent weeks but the sector performance has been flat. Previous Article Next Article New economy firms drop out of FTSE100On 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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School leavers dismiss ‘boring’ council careers

first_imgSchool leavers dismiss ‘boring’ council careersOn 2 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. School leavers are rejecting careers in local government because they seethem as dull, bureaucratic and hard to get into. Research by communications company Riley HR Gardens also shows that youngpeople thought local authority jobs would not challenge their initiative andthat skills gained would not be transferable to the private sector. The survey asked more than 100 first jobbers and school leavers whether theywould like to work within the local authority sector – two-thirds of schoolleavers ranked local government jobs as 1 or 2, with 1 being ‘not at all’ and 5being ‘very much’. The findings show that councils must work harder to engage youth. Only 14per cent of school leavers had discussed local government with careersadvisers, but, of those who had, 80 per cent expressed an increased interest inlocal authorities. The failure to attract school leavers is in marked contrast with graduates,who find local government the fifth most attractive employer in Britain,according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters’ Gradfacts survey. Andreas Ghosh, chairman of the Society of Personnel Officers’ recruitmentand retention working group, said that local authorities needed to promotethose jobs that would appeal to young applicants. “The perception of working in local government is often influenced byan image that most of the jobs are working in ‘the town hall’,” he said.”In fact, most are jobs that interact with local communities such asteachers and working with the environment.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Global biogeographic patterns in bipolar moss species

first_imgA bipolar disjunction is an extreme, yet common, biogeographic pattern in non-vascular plants, yet its underlying mechanisms (vicariance or long-distance dispersal), origin and timing remain poorly understood. Here, combining a large-scale population dataset and multiple dating analyses, we examine the biogeography of four bipolar Polytrichales mosses, common to the Holarctic (temperate and polar Northern Hemisphere regions) and the Antarctic region (Antarctic, sub-Antarctic, southern South America) and other Southern Hemisphere (SH) regions. Our data reveal contrasting patterns, for three species were of Holarctic origin, with subsequent dispersal to the SH, while one, currently a particularly common species in the Holarctic (Polytrichum juniperinum), diversified in the Antarctic region and from here colonized both the Holarctic and other SH regions. Our findings suggest long-distance dispersal as the driver of bipolar disjunctions. We find such inter-hemispheric dispersals are rare, occurring on multi-million-year timescales. High-altitude tropical populations did not act as trans-equatorial ‘stepping-stones’, but rather were derived from later dispersal events. All arrivals to the Antarctic region occurred well before the Last Glacial Maximum and previous glaciations, suggesting that, despite the harsh climate during these past glacial maxima, plants have had a much longer presence in this southern region than previously thought.last_img read more

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