A computationally predicted gene regulatory network (GRN), generated from mantle-specific gene expression profiles in the Antarctic clam Laternula elliptica, was interrogated to test the regulation and interaction of duplicated inducible hsp70 paralogues. hsp70A and hsp70B were identified in the GRN with each paralogue falling into unique submodules that were linked together by a single shared second neighbour. Annotations associated with the clusters in each submodule suggested that hsp70A primarily shares regulatory relationships with genes encoding ribosomal proteins, where it may have a role in protecting the ribosome under stress. hsp70B, on the other hand, interacted with a suite of genes involved in signalling pathways, including four transcription factors, cellular response to stress and the cytoskeleton. Given the contrasting submodules and associated annotations of the two hsp70 paralogues, the GRN analysis suggests that each gene is carrying out additional separate functions, as well as being involved in the traditional chaperone heat stress response, and therefore supports the hypothesis that subfunctionalization has occurred after gene duplication. The GRN was specifically produced from experiments investigating biomineralization; however, this study shows the utility of such data for investigating multiple questions concerning gene duplications, interactions and putative functions in a non-model species.
March 10, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/10 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Dallin Stewart, Will Robinson and Gavin Brown had 2 RBI apiece for the Richfield Wildcats as they routed the Manti Templars 14-4 in non-region baseball action Wednesday. Max Robinson earned the win on the mound for the Wildcats, who overcame a 4-0 deficit with 14 consecutive runs to seal the victory in 5 innings. Jax Parry had 2 RBI in defeat for the Templars.FILLMORE, Utah-Davis Bracken posted 3 RBI and the Enterprise Wolves humbled Millard 20-12 Wednesday. Peyton Rasmussen and Danny Garcia had 2 RBI apiece in defeat for the Eagles.SoftballNon-RegionFILLMORE, Utah-Star Moon and Halle Hutchings each homered as the Beaver Beavers got past Millard 14-8 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Darion Maxfield homered and Jaydee Cain had 4 RBI in defeat for the Eagles.JUNCTION, Utah-The Milford Tigers outgunned Piute 32-17 Wednesday in non-region softball action. Taylor Leyland had 6 RBI in defeat for the Thunderbirds.MANTI, Utah-Rylee Jarvis and Katie Larsen each homered and the Manti Templars waxed Lehi 11-5 Wednesday in non-region softall action. Sadie Cox added 2 RBI in victory for Manti. Jamisyn Heaton went yard for the Class 5-A Pioneers in the loss.GUNNISON, Utah-Raven Pickett homered and amassed 9 RBI as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs stonewalled Richfield 20-8 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Rilee Dyreng had 4 RBI in the win for Gunnison Valley in a complementary role. Sydney Kutson homered in defeat for the Wildcats.Boys SoccerRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Kordell Morgan and Jake Hyatt each scored as the Richfield Wildcats outlasted Emery 8-7 in a shootout in Region 12 boys soccer action Wednesday. Beau Cook and Jesus Ayulla also found the net for the Spartans in defeat.Region 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Brady Jacobsen scored twice and the North Sanpete Hawks doubled up Union Wednesday in Region 14 boys soccer action. Dante Lowe and Beau Jacobsen combined on the win in the net for the Hawks.LINDON, Utah-Alex Cannon posted a hat trick and the Maeser Prep Lions humbled Juab 5-3 in Region 14 boys soccer action Wednesday. Ryker Richards netted a hat trick himself in defeat for the Wasps.Non-RegionDELTA, Utah-Rider Rogers and Braiden Gonder each foud the net ad the Delta Rabbits stymied South Summit 2-0 in non-region boys soccer action Wednesday. Walker Carroll earned the shutout for the Rabbits.BEAVER, Utah-Jonathan Webb and Alex Montoya both scored and the Beaver Beavers got past South Sevier 2-1 Wednesday in non-region boys soccer action. Blake Vellinga had a goal in defeat for the Rams. Brad James
February 26, 2012 View post tag: USS Industry news View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Sampson Departs for Deployment View post tag: Sampson The guided-missile destroyer, USS Sampson (DDG 102), departed for a scheduled six-month, independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility, Feb. 24. “Sampson’s crew has worked extremely hard in preparation for this deployment. We are trained and prepared to execute any mission assigned,” said Cmdr. Chris Alexander, commanding officer of Sampson. “We will, of course, miss San Diego, our friends and our families. We leave them behind knowing that what we do is vital to the security of the nation and our way of life.”U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the west coast of North America to the International Date Line and provides realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 26, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Guided-missile Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Sampson Departs for Deployment View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Departs View post tag: Navy
The Royal Navy helicopter and commando carrier, HMS Illustrious, has joined one of the largest military exercises in Europe.The exercise, which includes participants from the UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Denmark and Canada, will take place between April 16 and 26 and is designed to develop the ability of aircraft, warships and submarines to operate as part of a multi national Task Group in a complex and demanding operational environment.Joint Warrior features a wide-ranging scenario which brings into exercise play situations experienced in complex, modern conflicts. The scenario involves three sovereign nations, some disputed territory, drug smuggling, piracy, state-sponsored terrorism and counter insurgency.The scenario will develop over the two-weeks of the exercise, beginning with a period of military and political tension and evolving into simulated war fighting and potential state-on-state hostilities to enable a wide range of military skills to be exercised.During the exercise HMS Illustrious will embark Helicopters from all three services, including Apache, Sea King, Chinook and Merlin. She will also embark a company of Royal Marines from Arbroath based 45 Commando in order to exercise her amphibious operations capability.The Commanding Officer of HMS Illustrious, Captain Martin Connell, said:“Exercise Joint Warrior is one of the largest and most comprehensive military training exercises in Europe. “The Exercise will provide HMS Illustrious and her crew with the opportunity to train alongside UK Forces and NATO and Allied partners in a challenging and diverse multi-threat environment. “HMS Illustrious’ participation in Joint Warrior is key to attaining the ship’s status as the UK’s high readiness helicopter and commando carrier, ready to deploy anywhere in the world.”Following on successful completion of operational sea training at the end of last year and recent involvement in the multi-national arctic based exercise Cold Response, HMS Illustrious’ participation in Joint Warrior represents the final milestone since she returned to the fleet last summer following a refit period.[mappress]Source: Navaltoday Staff, April 18, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: HMS View post tag: part View post tag: Royal Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Helicopter, HMS Illustrious Take Part in Joint Warrior April 18, 2012 View post tag: Illustrious Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy UK: Royal Navy Helicopter, HMS Illustrious Take Part in Joint Warrior View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: take View post tag: Warrior View post tag: Joint
For more information about the Great British High Street Awards 2018 terms and conditions and details on how to vote, visit: www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk Rising Star Award Cardigan, Ceredigion Narberth, Pembrokeshire Cowbridge, Glamorgan Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: This is fantastic news for all seven high streets in Wales recognised for their excellence and ambition to thrive in an increasingly competitive time. High streets across Wales are the lifeblood of our societies, providing an opportunity for small businesses to set up shop and make a name for themselves, and for people to get together and support their communities by shopping locally. Good luck to all of those high streets in the running in Wales, and I encourage everyone to show their support and vote for their favourite. The 38 finalists across the UK will now battle it out in a public vote, which accounts for 30 per cent of the final scoring, and will then have the chance to impress an expert judging panel as they seek to be crowned Britain’s best.Those interested in participating in the public vote can visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk for more information. The winning entries for both the Champion and Rising Star categories will be announced on 15 November 2018 at an awards ceremony in London.High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP said: Congratulations to all 38 high streets shortlisted for this year’s Great British High Street Awards. The awards celebrate the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets and the quality of entries this year has been outstanding. Over the next six weeks they have the chance to impress an expert judging panel as they also battle it out in a public vote for the title of Britain’s best high street. This is a great opportunity to show your support for the hard work taking place on our high streets, so get voting. Seven high streets across Wales have been shortlisted in this year’s Great British High Street Awards 2018.The awards, run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and sponsored by Visa, recognise and celebrate local achievements on our high streets and shine a light on great examples of how high streets can meet the challenges of changing consumer behaviour and a changing retail environment.After a rigorous selection process led by a panel of independent judges, four Welsh high streets have been shortlisted in the Champion high street category, which aims to find the UK’s best high street, while three Welsh high streets have been shortlisted in the Rising Star category, which aims to find the UK’s most ambitious high streets.The shortlisted high streets in Wales are:Champion Award Holywell, Flintshire Welshpool, Powys Crickhowell, Powys Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Harvard Business School (HBS) will soon have a new home for some of its executive education programs.Ratan Tata, former chairman of India’s Tata Group and a 1975 graduate of HBS’s Advanced Management Program for senior executives, will join Dean Nitin Nohria, President Drew Faust, former Dean Jay Light, HBS alumnus and benefactor C.D. “Dick” Spangler, and architect William Rawn at a dedication ceremony on Monday for Tata Hall.Located on the northeast corner of the School’s campus in Allston, Tata Hall will enhance and extend the School’s portfolio of executive education program facilities. The building will house executives who come from around the globe to advance their education and then return to strengthen their organizations, thus furthering the HBS mission to educate involved leaders around the world.“We look forward to welcoming remarkable leaders and contributing to their ability to make a profound difference in the world,” said Nohria.The building is named in honor of Ratan Tata, who served as chairman of Tata Sons Ltd. from 1991 until his retirement at the end of last year. The building was funded through generous gifts from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Tata Education and Development Trust.“Harvard Business School is the preeminent place to be exposed to the world’s best thinking on management and leadership, and we are pleased that this gift will support the School’s educational mission to mold the next generation of global business leaders,” said Tata.The seven-story, glass-and-stone building was designed by William Rawn Associates and built by Bond Construction. Tata Hall, with its distinctive arc shape, complements the School’s existing executive education facilities, which also include McArthur, Baker, and Mellon halls (residences), McCollum and Hawes halls (classrooms), and Glass Hall (administration).The 161,000-square-foot building will feature two classrooms, 179 bedrooms, and three gathering spaces to enhance community among the nearly 10,000 participants who attend executive education programs each year.“We’ve created a destination for professionals who are shaped by different backgrounds, yet seek an executive education experience unlike any other. That’s why Tata Hall is all about building connection,” said Rawn.
Nearly 10 years have passed since images of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina first appeared in major news outlets, but for some Notre Dame students the memory of the hurricane is still as fresh as on the day Katrina made landfall, Aug. 29, 2005.“[The hurricane] is something that I will always remember,” Mari Tumminello, a junior from New Orleans, said. “I can’t even believe it was 10 years ago. It shocks me that it’s been that long.”Janice Chung | The Observer Tumminello was 10 years old when Katrina hit. She said she and her family evacuated their home after reports that the hurricane had become a Category 5 storm reached them. They drove in heavy traffic from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then flew from there to Miami where her father, an airline pilot, was based.She said her family watched the coverage of the hurricane and its aftermath from their hotel in Miami, as reports that New Orleans had been spared the brunt of the storm grew increasingly dismal following the failure of the levee system and the subsequent flooding of the city.The uncertainty during that time was the worst part, Tumminello said.“They only reported the flooding, so we had no idea what happened to our house, what happened to anything,” she said.Flooding across the city caused billions of dollars in damage; according to a Dec. 2005 report by the National Climate Data Center, flood water covered over 80 percent of New Orleans, in some places up to 20 feet deep.“We were lucky in that my house didn’t flood where I was,” Tumminello said. “The levees by us stayed strong, which was great. But we had tons of wind damage, we had brick walls fall down, we had shingles. My neighbor, his house imploded, we had a tornado go down our street.”But although Tumminello’s house fared well in comparison to much of the city, she said her family was unable to stay in New Orleans. With limited flights leaving New Orleans in the weeks and months following the hurricane, Tumminello said her father had to move their family temporarily to Miami in order to keep his job at the airline.“Seeing it as a kid and not understanding everything about it — why we couldn’t go back, why we had to stay — made it so much more difficult,” she said. “In hindsight, it was a good experience for me in the end, moving away, experiencing something else, and that would have never happened had Katrina not happened.”In Pass Christian, Mississippi — which according to a 2008 report by the National Hurricane Center experienced the highest storm surge of the hurricane at 27.8 feet — Notre Dame senior John-Paul Drouilhet had a very different experience of the storm.Like Tumminello, Drouilhet’s family evacuated the area, but while Tumminello’s family temporarily relocated to Miami, Drouilhet’s returned home to find much of their city leveled.“The church and school were just gone,” he said. “There was nothing left to either of them.“Everything was just kind of destroyed.”Drouilhet said in the aftermath, volunteers helped construct temporary schools for children to attend until the city could locate resources for more permanent school buildings.“Shortly after the storm, they got enough volunteers to come back, and we actually built a school out of a skating rink in the same town,” he said. “Seventeen days and we opened the school. I mean it wasn’t perfect, it was a skating rink with walls built in it, but it was what we needed.”Drouilhet’s community was not the only one in need of school buildings. Coming in late August, Katrina left thousands of children without a school to attend at the beginning of a new school year.Senior Carter Boyd, of Shreveport, Louisiana recalled the hundreds of evacuees who escaped to his town, many of them school-aged children.While the hurricane itself did relatively little damage to Shreveport, which is in the northeastern part of the state, Boyd said the evacuees from coastal cities posed a major logistical problem.“I was in sixth grade, and I remember the schools just became flooded with students, because it was the beginning of the school year, so a lot of kids were joining the classes right about that time and it was just an overwhelming situation having not enough seats but so many kids,” he said.In order to respond to the influx of evacuees, Boyd said volunteers converted many school gyms into temporary shelters.“I remember going and volunteering with my family in one of these shelters and just seeing how many people they had crammed in there with limited supplies,” he said. “It became a logistical disaster.”Like Boyd, senior May Stewart said she remembers returning to school to see many new faces. Stewart lives in Vacherie, Louisiana, a small town about an hour west of New Orleans.“I think I noticed most of the damage when I went back to school,” she said. “I went to a Catholic school in a different town, but we got a ton of students from Catholic schools in New Orleans that were displaced because of the storm, and so it was weird to be in school with people who lost everything that they had.“One of the girls that I became really close with, she only had one picture that she was able to bring with her from her house. I couldn’t imagine that.”Stewart said she thinks part of the reason the hurricane was so devastating was that its intensity took people by surprise.“No one really thought it was really going to be as bad as it was going to be,” Stewart said. “And then, by the time we realized that it was, it was kind of too late to make plans.”Tumminello, Drouilhet, Boyd and Stewart all said Katrina left a lasting impression on them, even 10 years after it hit land.Stewart said since witnessing Hurricane Katrina, any news of impending disasters makes her anxious.“I’m always looking and seeing what storms are coming up and where they are going, and it sounds horrible, but praying that it doesn’t happen in Louisiana because I know what would happen to my town,” Stewart said.But despite the tragedy of the storm, Tumminello said some good came out of Hurricane Katrina.“It was definitely a terrible time in my life, but it’s something that’s shaped who I am today and I wouldn’t be the person I am today had it not happened.”Tags: 10 years later, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans
In the midst of their worst losses ever to tomato spotted wilt virus, Georgia tobacco growers need some good news about this killer disease. And University of Georgia scientists are certain they have it. Help, they say, is on the way. Preliminary results from a second year of studies are confirming what the first year’s research revealed. Treating tobacco plants early with a combination of two chemicals will dramatically reduce infections of spotted wilt. In fact, it can almost eliminate it. “We’re quite confident of what we have with this treatment,” said Alex Csinos, a plant pathologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. One of the products, Admire, is an insecticide already labeled to control flea beetles and aphids in tobacco, Csinos said. The other, Actigard, is an exciting addition that isn’t yet labeled for tobacco.Plant Defense Activator “We believe it will be labeled for use on tobacco next year,” Csinos said. “It’s not a pesticide. It’s a plant defense activator. It doesn’t kill anything, but acts much the way a booster shot for flu works with people.” Most plants have natural defense mechanisms to ward off diseases. Actigard boosts those natural defenses. “It gives the plant the opportunity to defend itself,” Csinos said. Because it’s not a pesticide, it’s an extremely safe product, too. Labeled in Europe for use on wheat, grapes and some vegetables, “Actigard has no effect on humans,” Csinos said. Actigard alone greatly reduced spotted wilt in the UGA research. But the one-two punch of the two products together was deadly.Admire, Actigard: Deadly Duo The UGA studies were conducted at four locations each year. Each trial compared plants left untreated with those treated with Admire alone, Actigard alone and a combination of the two. The scientists gave the treated tobacco seedlings a “tray drench” treatment in the greenhouse first. They added three weekly sprays after the seedlings were transplanted to the fields. “At one location, 30 percent of the untreated tobacco plants were infected with spotted wilt,” said Hanu Pappu, a UGA molecular virologist who has worked with Csinos on the two years of research. “With the Admire treatment, the rate was 12 percent. It was 5 percent with Actigard and only 1 percent with the combination.”‘Possibility of True Control’ The second-year figures, Pappu said, are based on plants with symptoms of spotted wilt. His exhaustive studies of plant samples will eventually show the precise percentage of infected plants, with or without symptoms. The early results are enough, though, to confirm what the scientists found in the first year’s results. In every case, he said, the combination was better than either product by itself. “This gives us the possibility of true control for the first time,” said Paul Bertrand, a UGA Extension Service plant pathologist. “All we’ve had to this point is some moderate level of suppression of the disease.”1999 Disease Damage Heavy Suppression certainly hasn’t been enough this year. Bertrand figures the virus has killed 35 percent to 45 percent of the state’s tobacco plants. Tobacco growers are allotted a certain number of pounds of “quota” leaf they can grow. They usually plant 10 percent to 20 percent more than that to be certain they can make their quota. But the buffer hasn’t been big enough this year. “More tobacco farmers are filing for crop insurance than in the past 10 years,” Bertrand said. “The crop isn’t in yet, but I suspect that 50 percent to 60 percent of the growers won’t make their pounds.” Drought and other diseases have hurt the crop, too. “But spotted wilt is responsible for 80 percent of the shortage,” Bertrand said.Could Save Millions of Dollars In 1997 — the worst year yet — spotted wilt cost Georgia growers $12.7 million, or about 8 percent of the $158 million crop. This year, the losses could be much higher. Had growers been able to use the Admire-Actigard treatment this year, though, losses could have been much lower. “If these studies held true, we’d be looking at a 5-percent to 10-percent stand loss and no loss of pounds,” Bertrand said.
A Virginia woman named Laurie Cooksey fell victim to a bear attack in Bath County, Virginia’s Douthat State Park over the weekend.The attack, which took place after a day of hiking and canoeing with three of her four children, left Laurie with 14 stitches in her back and 14 more in her leg.Cooksey and her children were headed down the Tuscaroa Overlook trail when they encountered an adult black bear. By the time they saw the bear it was only ten yards away, peering at them from behind a nearby tree.According to Cooksey, she and her children began retreaing upon seeing the bear, but it caught up with her first.“He was fast. He was just so fast,” Cooksey later told the Richmond Times Dispatch while recovering from wounds sustained during the attack. “I’m very thrilled that it was me and not (my children)…I’m really grateful.” Bear attacks are becoming more and more frequent as human development continues to encroach on wildlife habitat and National Parks like Yellowstone see steady influxes of tourist from around the world.Do you think a bear that kills or injures a human in its natural habitat should be put down? Let us know in the comment feed. Photo Courtesy of Laurie Cooksey Fortunately, Cooksey was able to knock the bear off balance with several kicks, but not before sustaining severe bite wounds.“The saving grace was it was raining hard and the leaves were slippery,” she said.After freeing herself from the bear’s grasp, Cooksley made a run for it and regrouped with her children at which point the bear approached the family one more time. At this point, Laurie’s 19 year-old son Ellis intervened.He advised the group to “get big” and “get loud”, tactics he’d learned during a recent trip to Yosemite National Park.The strategy worked, the bear withdrew, and Laurie Cookesy was later treated and discharged from LewisGale Hospital Alleghany on Saturday night.According to the Richmond Time Dispatch the “Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation law enforcement officers, along with a district wildlife biologist, tracked the bear to a location near the site of the incident and humanely killed the bear around 4 a.m. Sunday.”They are still unable to say with absolute certainty whether or not the bear they euthanized is indeed the black bear that attacked Laurie. Genetic testing is excepted to return within a week that will determine the bear’s true identity.Back in June, the wrong bear was euthanized as retribution for the attack of a 16-year-old hammock camper in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.This Virginia attack comes on the heels of a Grizzly bear attack that left one hiker dead and “partially consumed” in Yellowstone National Park on Friday. This attack occurred near Yellowstone’s Lake Village on a hiking trail popular with tourists and employees who live and work near the Lake Yellowstone Hotel.The victim, 63-year old Lance Crosby, was an experienced hiker and Montana native who had worked in Yellowstone going on five seasons. The grizzly bear and one of her cubs believed to be responsible for his killing have been captured. If it is determined that the captured sow is indeed the bear that mauled and consumed Crosby it will likely be euthanized and its cub placed in a zoo.
By Dialogo September 14, 2009 Argentine Defense Minister Nilda Garré ended her visit to the United States at the Pentagon’s Defense Acquisition University, where she presented her country’s defense system as centered on cooperation in international peace missions. “Argentina maintains a defensive strategic posture, excluding power politics with regard to third states,” Garré emphasized in her speech at the military university, located outside Washington. The minister added that the Argentine model exists “within the framework of a democratic state under the rule of law” and pointed to the regulations contained in the National Defense Act as the principal pillar of defense policy. In addition, she emphasized the country’s interest in participating in peace missions, like those carried out by the UN’s Blue Helmets in countries like Haiti and Cyprus, and the creation of specialized organizations like the Latin American Association of Peace Operations Training Centers (ALCOPAZ). Following her speech, the Defense Minister once again expressed her satisfaction with the agreement she reached yesterday with her U.S. counterpart, Robert Gates, to revise and update the cooperation agreements signed by the two countries in the 1950s and 1960s. The points to be revised will be determined at the next meeting of the U.S.-Argentine bilateral working group, which will be held in Buenos Aires in October, according to a statement issued by the Argentine ministry. According to the Argentine minister, much of the content of the agreements and of subsequent specific conventions “involves topics and activities typical for conceptions associated with the Cold War,” for which reason they have become obsolete. In addition, the agreements touch on matters related “to the country’s internal security, to exchanging intelligence on subjects that the Armed Forces are prohibited from being involved with today, such as drug trafficking, terrorism, and other threats to security,” therefore “requiring” review and modification, Garré added. The minister, who arrived in the United States on Sunday, has also met with the head of the Southern Command, Gen. Douglas Fraser, and the senior director for Latin America of the White House National Security Council, Dan Restrepo. Following the cancellation of planned meetings with peace-keeping officials at the United Nations, the minister will not go on to travel to New York, but will return to Argentina before participating in the Unasur summit to be held in Quito on the 14th and 15th.