first_imgThe Antarctic limpet, Nacella concinna, exhibits the classical heat shock response, with up-regulation of duplicated forms of the inducible heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) gene in response to experimental manipulation of seawater temperatures. However, this response only occurs in the laboratory at temperatures well in excess of any experienced in the field. Subsequent environmental sampling of inter-tidal animals also showed up-regulation of these genes, but at temperature thresholds much lower than those required to elicit a response in the laboratory. It was hypothesised that this was a reflection of the complexity of the stresses encountered in the inter-tidal region. Here, we describe a further series of experiments comprising both laboratory manipulation and environmental sampling of N. concinna. We investigate the expression of HSP70 gene family members (HSP70A, HSP70B, GRP78 and HSC70) in response to a further suite of environmental stressors: seasonal and experimental cold, freshwater, desiccation, chronic heat and periodic emersion. Lowered temperatures (-1.9A degrees C and -1.6A degrees C), generally produced a down-regulation of all HSP70 family members, with some up-regulation of HSC70 when emerging from the winter period and increasing sea temperatures. There was no significant response to freshwater immersion. In response to acute and chronic heat treatments plus simulated tidal cycles, the data showed a clear pattern. HSP70A showed a strong but very short-term response to heat whilst the duplicated HSP70B also showed heat to be a trigger, but had a more sustained response to complex stresses. GRP78 expression indicates that it was acting as a generalised stress response under the experimental conditions described here. HSC70 was the major chaperone invoked in response to long-term stresses of varying types. These results provide intriguing clues not only to the complexity of HSP70 gene expression in response to environmental change but also insights into the stress response of a non-model species.last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 19 points and Utah State held off Weber State’s late run for a 76-67 victory on Saturday.Utah State (8-2) snapped a two-game skid against in-state rival Weber State (5-4).Merrill made three 3-pointers. Neemias Queta added 15 points and Tauriawn Knight had 10 for the Aggies.Cody John had 16 points to lead Weber State. Caleb Nero added 15 points, Zach Braxton had 14 and Brekkott Chapman 11.Merrill’s 3-pointer gave the Aggies a 34-16 lead with about five minutes left in the first half, and they had a 12-point halftime advantage.Utah State held a double-digit lead for most of the second half until a 13-2 run pulled the Wildcats to 59-53 with six minutes remaining. Weber State stayed within single digits that included 68-62 with a minute to go, but the Aggies stretched their lead back to 10 points with 23 seconds left. December 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State snaps 2-game skid against Weber State, wins 76-67 Associated Press Written by Tags: Utah State/Weber Statelast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Polish Navy Choses Saab’s Double Eagle System for Kormoran II MCMV VIDEO: Polish Navy Choses Saab’s Double Eagle System for Kormoran II MCMV View post tag: II Defence and security company Saab announces that the Polish Navy has chosen the Double Eagle system for the Kormoran II MCMV. Industry news The Double Eagle is in service with several navies, in the Baltic Sea, in the North Sea and around the world as a state of the art, well proven, low risk and extremely efficient mine countermeasures (MCM) underwater vehicle“This adds another Navy to our client list for the Double Eagle System” says Agneta Kammeby, Vice President and Head of Saab’s Business Unit Underwater Systems, “and shows that ROV’s stills forms the base for MCM in all modern Navies”.Jason Howard, Head of Naval Segment CEE, Saab Market Area Europe and Greater Middle East, adds “this is further proof that Saab’s efforts to position itself in the Polish naval market are starting to bear fruit. It is our belief that this achievement will increase Saab’s chances to secure additional business in upcoming naval projects in Poland.”The Double Eagle concept uses a modular approach to provide flexible systems for MCM and Maritime Security. It is aimed at providing a hydro dynamically stable, highly reliable system with exceptional performance and low life cycle cost. The Double Eagle, available in MkII, MkIII and Sarov versions, is used by navies around the world on many types of ships. It has also been adapted to the craft of opportunities (COOP) concept where the Double Eagle is integrated in a container that easily can be installed on almost any type of ship.The design was from day one targeted on modular design and open architecture with the possibility to replace main system elements. This allows upgrades and reconfiguration, enabling use of new technology and changes in naval tactics/strategy as part of an evolutionary strategy. This has led to a system where core functionality and core subsystems have been reused in several products and configurations, all to provide system with extreme stability yet still highly manoeuvrable.The new generation of Double Eagle is able to operate both as a battery powered AUV and a as a conventional tethered ROV. As a new feature the AUV will be able to find and by automatic dock with the tether while still in the water. This will enable download of collected data and recharge of batteries without any risky launch and recovery operations.[mappress]Press Release, June 10, 2014; Image: Saab View post tag: MCMV View post tag: Navy Share this article June 10, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Double View post tag: Eagle View post tag: Kormoran View post tag: Choses View post tag: Saab View post tag: Polish View post tag: system View post tag: Navallast_img read more

first_imglCelebration cakesWhat’s hot in the world of wedding cakes? We speak to suppliers and cake makers to find outlEgg and dairy replacersSubstitute ingredients are often regarded with suspicion, but with new clean-label products on the market, is it time to look again?lNational Craft Bakers’ WeekWe introduce this year’s event, where bakers will be looking to build on the success of last year’s national celebration of craft bakinglast_img

first_imgPlug for Welsh pastyCaerphilly bakery Peter’s Food Service has launched a campaign to have the corned beef pasty recognised as a Welsh national dish. The product, popular in Wales since the 1940s, was often eaten by miners, according to Peter’s. As part of the campaign, it will conduct tastings in Tesco and Asda stores, as well as launching an online petition and lobbying politicians for support.First for IrelandA new eco-village in Ireland, Cloughjordan, is to see the Republic’s first commercial wood-fired bakery, according to Joe Fitzmaurice, founder of the business. Construction began in April and it due to open in three months’ time.Cake shop closureSterchi’s cake shop in Filey, North Yorkshire, has closed after 85 years of trading, although the firm’s chocolate shop will continue to trade. “You look at the accounts and takings and the simple fact is that, over the last three or four years, the cake shop has been struggling compared with the chocolate shop,” said owner Phil Camish.Burton’s accoladeBurton’s Foods’ finance director Jim Green has been recognised as Private Company Financial Director of the Year at the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2011. The firm, which produces Cadbury Biscuits, Maryland Cookies and Jammie Dodgers, launched a new business plan in 2010, focusing on its ’power brands’ and increasing NPD investmentHigh street reviewThe government has appointed TV retail guru Mary Portas to lead an independent review, designed to identify what government, local authorities and businesses can do to promote the development of more prosperous and diverse high streets.last_img read more

first_imgDaelmans Group has closed its former Fabulous Bakin’ Boys factory in Oxfordshire, with all staff made redundant.The closure comes three years after the Dutch bakery business acquired The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys out of administration with plans to develop and grow its portfolio. The deal saved the jobs of more than 100 people employed at the firm’s factory in Witney, Oxfordshire, at that time.However, Daelmans has now closed the Witney site following a strategic review of its manufacturing and trading operations, which has resulted in it consolidating its manufacturing base.The move comes a year after Daelmans discontinued the Fabulous Bakers brand, having rebranded The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys in 2015. The company this week said it was considering what it wanted to do with the brand.All 31 people who were employed at Witney, which also produced own-label products, were made redundant last month.“The ultimate plan to close a facility was taken after extensive consultation and not without reviewing a number of alternative solutions,” the company told British Baker. “Daelmans wish to thank the loyal employees who have all supported them through the consultation period and ultimately the closure announcement.”The business, which produces a range of baked goods including stroopwafels and biscuits, said there would be no change to its UK-based sales and trading team, which will continue to sell Daelmans’ products including stroopwafels and cakes such as coconut and puff pastry products.“Commercially, Daelmans has and will continue to develop strong trading relationships with all of its UK customers and commercial partners,” it added.The Witney factory equipment, including a fully automated Ulma packing line, is being sold by Troostwijk Auctions.last_img read more

first_imgDeadheads are slowly but surely taking over professional baseball, at least in midwest cities like St. Louis. The city’s professional baseball team, the Cardinals, are set to host their annual Grateful Dead Night on Friday, May 10th this year during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Similar to the organization’s Grateful Dead Nights of year’s past, the 2019 edition will feature live music, Dead-themed merch, and plenty of good vibes as fans will be surrounded by an abundance of tie-dye colors at the ballpark that evening. According to the team’s announcement, fans who purchase a Theme Ticket to the game at Busch Stadium that evening will receive a complimentary Grateful Dead lightweight hooded pullover featuring the Cardinals logo inside the band’s trademark Steal Your Face Skull. Fans will also be treated to a pregame concert by local Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, on the Altec Lansing Stage in the Stadium’s Budweiser Terrace. A portion of ticket proceeds from the May 10th game will go to benefit the Rex Foundation.Related: Dead & Company Announces 2019 Summer TourDeadheads and Cardinal’s fans can check out some of the musical moments from the team’s Dead Night in 2015 in the video below, with a performance of “Shakedown Street” and “U.S. Blues”.Jake’s Leg – Grateful Dead Tribute Night – 9/2/2015[Video: stlblues86]The Cardinals are just one of the many professional baseball organizations which have embraced the wild world of the Grateful Dead as a way to bring more non-traditional sports fans to their games each summer. The San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, and the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones are just a few of the teams who channel the Dead in hopes of creating a more immersive fan experience at their games. Don’t tell us these fans ain’t got no heart!Click here to learn more about attending this year’s Grateful Dead Night in St. Louis.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story Vinothan Manoharan, chemical engineer and expert in the physics of self-assembly, has been granted tenure at Harvard University. He holds a joint appointment at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in the Department of Physics as Gordon McKay Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics.Manoharan’s research focuses on understanding how some systems can spontaneously create order out of disorder. Self-assembling structures are common in nature, and Manoharan hopes to understand the physics behind that organizational process.“If we can understand the general rules in nature, it should be possible for us to design synthetic systems that self-assemble,” says Manoharan. “That could lead to an entirely new way to make materials and devices.”So far, Manoharan has been using nanoparticles as a model system for studying the basic principles of self-assembly, developing new imaging techniques such as holographic microscopy to see what happens at each stage of the process in three dimensions. The next step is to expand this work to the realm of the tiniest biological systems, observing how viruses, for example, can self-assemble from component proteins.“If we can understand this process, it would not only help us figure out some ways to mimic that self-assembly in synthetic systems; it could also help us figure out ways to disrupt the process—for example, to stop a virus from reproducing,” Manoharan explains.last_img read more

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Watch out, Keke Palmer, there’s another princess in town! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 televised version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Lesley Ann Warren, the star of the movie, took a trip to the Broadway Theatre to see the magical musical on the Great White Way. After the show, the two Ellas bonded backstage and took an adorable snapshot with the iconic glass slippers. See the enchantment of Cinderella unfold on Broadway, then pick up the new digitally restored version of Cinderella, starring Warren, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon and Celeste Holm, now available on DVD. Related Shows Cinderellalast_img read more

first_imgWhether you plant wildflowers in huge swaths along roadsides or in tiny pocket gardens in the backyard, the vibrant colors and rich mixtures these hardy plants bring are sure to please any flower-lover’s eye and attract beneficial pollinating insects.But don’t let the word wild make you think wildflowers require no maintenance. As with any kind of gardening, planting and caring for wildflowers requires work and planning, but following these basic rules from University of Georgia Extension will assure your success.Select seeds, chose and prepare siteChoose a site. It may be tempting to plant wildflowers where nothing else grows, but while they’re hardy, they’re not magical. Most need full sun and moderately fertile soils that drain well, but not too quickly.Choose seeds. Your wildflowers will only be as good as the seeds you sow. Invest the time and energy to plant them right. Don’t ruin the project before it begins by using questionable seeds. Most mixtures include annuals and perennials. In general, mixtures for warm climates may include more annuals, because they tend to reseed year after year.Prepare the site. I highly recommend removing existing vegetation before planting wildflower seeds. Till the soil, if you can, to create a loose seedbed. If you can’t till, at least scratch the soil surface.Weed, plant and waterEliminate weed seeds in the upper layer of the soil. Allow weeds to germinate and begin to grow, then remove the weeds by chemical or mechanical means. Don’t till again, or you may turn up new weed seeds and have to repeat the process.Plant the seeds. Good seed to soil contact is essential for a high germination rate. For even distribution, mix seeds with sand, vermiculite or cornmeal. Scatter seeds and rake them in lightly. Be careful not to cover them too deeply. Fall plantings offer the advantage of early germination and growth. Spring or early summer planting is fine in most areas, but you may have to provide water for the first several weeks.Water the site. Many wildflowers are drought tolerant, but all plants, wildflowers included, need enough moisture to germinate and thrive. Keep the site evenly moist during the first four to six weeks. Then gradually reduce watering.Maintain and weed Maintain the area. Mow wildflowers high three times – usually in late spring, midsummer and late fall. Rake up the cut material, or leave it in place to serve as a protective mulch. After cleanup mowing in late fall, overseed annuals and bare spots as needed with half the normal seeding rate.With timely weeding, watering and mowing, wildflowers will bring beauty and fragrance as the seasons unfold from full spring flowers to autumn’s last lingering aster.For more on growing wildflowers in Georgia, see UGA Extension publication B 987-3 “Native Plant for Georgia Part III: Wildflowers” at www.extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more