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Yesterday, Chris Robinson and bandmate Neal Casal stopped by Asheville, NC’s ROCK 105.1 ahead of Chris Robinson Brotherhood‘s show at The Orange Peel later that evening. The duo performed a pair of 2016 CRB songs, including “California Hymn” off Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel (released July 29th) and “Roane County Banjo”, from their most recent studio album If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now in stores now.You can watch video of both songs below courtesy of ROCK 105.1:“California Hymn”:“Roane County Banjo”:Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now released last Friday. The band continues their tour tonight at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.
In this animation, see an example of how genetically engineered microbes being developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute could detect and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard UniversityMicrobial life forms — including viruses, bacteria, and fungi — are the most diverse and abundant organisms on earth. They have shaped our evolutionary origins for billions of years and continue to have widespread impact. The UMIC foresees the microbiomes being leveraged through genetic engineering for applications within 10 years.“Microbes are everywhere. Therefore understanding microbiomes, whether they be the ones that live in and on our bodies or the ones in the environment, is essential to understanding life,” said Pamela Silver, a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.Silver is also one of the faculty leaders on the Wyss Institute’s Synthetic Biology platform, the Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and a founding member of the Department of Systems Biology at HMS.“Understanding how [microbiomes] work might hold the key to advances as diverse as fighting antibiotic resistance and autoimmune diseases, reclaiming ravaged farmland, reducing fertilizer and pesticide use, and converting sunlight into useful chemicals,” said Jeff F. Miller, director of the California NanoSystems Institute and corresponding author of the Science paper.By metabolic processes, microbes synthesize countless different molecules, which through genetic engineering could lead to colonies of microbial “workers” being used for the sustainable synthesis of pharmaceuticals, materials, and chemical commodities. Genetically engineered microbes could also produce biofuels through metabolic processes and be used in the conversion of solar energy into liquid fuel, according to work already underway by Silver at the Wyss Institute and HMS.Microbes also play a vital role in balancing biogeochemical processes, such as removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The interactions between soil, plant roots, and microbes play an important role in plant health and crop yield.Credit: Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard UniversityFurthermore, the microbiomes in our gastrointestinal tracts regulate wide-ranging physiological, metabolic, immunologic, cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric traits. Understanding and manipulating human microbiomes could be key to managing physical and mental health. Silver and her team have already begun developing several potential avenues for leveraging gut microbes to improve health. In collaboration with Wyss core faculty member James Collins, Silver has engineered genetically programmed bacterial “reporters” that can detect and record conditions in the gastrointestinal tract. And, working with Donald Ingber, the Wyss Institute’s founding director, and its senior staff scientist Jeffrey Way, Silver is developing a consortia of synthetic microbes that could be used to treat gastrointestinal illness.Her expertise and experience in these emerging areas of synthetic biology have enabled Silver to contribute her thought leadership as a member of the UMIC to how the proposed Unified Microbiome Initiative could integrate focus areas to accelerate microbiome research.“I’m interested in engineering microbes as a way to interrogate their behavior,” said Silver. “The purpose of this unified initiative is to determine what are the big questions we have about the microbiome and what are the specific technologies we need in order to investigate those questions.”Some of the big questions the group hopes to address through the organized coalition include understanding how microbes assemble into communities and what makes them resilient or resistant to perturbation, how genes in the microbiome interact with one another, which genes in the microbiome are associated with which organisms, as well as how we can beneficially harness the microbiomes of humans, animals, plants, and environments.To find the answers to these questions, scientists must first be supported in the development of breakthrough technologies for investigating microbiomes. Specifically, the group recommends development of improved computational methods for analyzing and predicting the vast number of unknown genes and their functions comprising microbiomes; a transition from gene-specific to whole-genome-based analysis through improved genome reference libraries and sequencing methods; development of high-powered imaging methods for visually interrogating communities of microbes down to the individual level; new adaptive modeling systems and data reporting tools; improved genetic engineering techniques for perturbing microbial communities; and novel methods to mimic natural environments for supporting microbiome growth in the laboratory, among others.“Discovery of the existence and importance of the microbiome has provided a new frame of reference for our understanding of health and our environment,” said Ingber, the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital. “A nationwide coordinated effort to invest in understanding and leveraging microbiomes could open entirely new frontiers in biotechnology and medicine, and lead to solutions that would not be possible in any other way.”The paper calling for a Unified Microbiome Initiative can be found in the Oct. 30 issue of Science or through an online portal made available by the American Society for Microbiology. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCDOxJ04sZg” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/UCDOxJ04sZg/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Forty-eight scientists from 50 institutions in the U.S. have formed the Unified Microbiome Initiative Consortium (UMIC). The scientists envision a coordinated effort spanning national cross-institutional and cross-governmental agency support with the goal of driving forward cutting-edge microbiome research, enabling breakthrough advances in medicine, ecosystem management, sustainable energy, and production of commodities. Their proposal was published online in the journal Science on Oct. 28.Engineered E. Coli: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Tools
LAKEWOOD – Some local retailers are limiting the amount of shoppers that can enter their stores, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.Walmart announced that starting Saturday, there will be a limit of no more then 5 shoppers per 1,000 square feet in their stores.In the statement by Walmart headquarters, the superstore said associates will mark a queue at a single-entry door and direct arriving customers.”Associates and signage will remind customers of the importance of social distancing while they’re waiting to enter a store – especially before it opens in the morning,” said the store in a statement. Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis, explained the company.Wegmans will also be doing something similar. The store says customers will be asked to line up outside the store during busy periods to control the number of people inside. As customers leave, more will be allowed in.Finally, BJ’s in Olean will also be putting in place similar restrictions. No more than 20% of a club’s total capacity will be allowed in the building at any given time. When possible, all members are encouraged to send only one person per household to shop in-club.These policies will be in place until further notice, all stores said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
View Comments She’s glowing! And she’s still singing! Broadway and Smash bombshell Megan Hilty, who recently announced that she and hubby Brian Gallagher are expecting their first child, will join an impressive lineup of talent appearing at the legendary Café Carlyle this spring. Hilty will play at the swanky New York Hotel for a two-week engagement from May 27 through June 7. Audiences can expect her to perform numbers from Smash, as well as American Songbook and jazz standards. Among the additional performers scheduled to play the hotspot this season are Broadway legend Tommy Tune, Emmy winner Lucie Arnaz, Alexa Ray Joel, The Sopranos’ Dominic Chianese, Grammy winner Steve Tyrell and Carlyle audience favorites Buster Poindexter and Woody Allen. Star Files Hilty most recently appeared on NBC’s Sean Saves the World. Prior to that, she portrayed Marilyn Monroe hopeful Ivy Lynn on the Broadway-themed NBC series Smash. She has appeared on the Great White Way in 9 to 5 as Doralee and in Wicked as Glinda and also starred in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Megan Hilty
The Federal Reserve’s second-quarter senior loan officer opinion survey (SLOOS) revealed banks tightened standards and saw weaker demand for loans to consumers as the coronavirus pandemic continued.“Banks tightened lending standards broadly in the second quarter,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long. “The Federal Reserve is estimating that consumer loans outstanding at commercial banks shrunk by an annualized 17 percent in the second quarter.“Given how much banks are curtailing credit provision, the NCUA should provide credit unions with more capital relief, which will allow them to step into the gap created by bank retrenchment,” Long added.During the second quarter, major net shares of banks reported tightened standards and a drop in demand for commercial and industrial loans from firms of all sizes, and across all three major commercial real estate loan categories. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsLet’s face it: for many Americans the bathroom is the first or second most popular place in their home. Certainly, it’s where they spend a lot of their time, whether they want to admit it or not. But you can bet they’ll be the loudest to complain when something goes wrong with the bathroom plumbing. Nobody likes to hear about toilet troubles.But trust Doug Cornwell, chief operations officer of Alure Home Improvements, to get right down to it in this latest installment of Alure Home Improvements’ “60 Second Fix.”“The issue we have today is the water closet, the commode, the toilet,” explains Cornwell. “A couple of things could happen here: If the water is constantly running, the water level may be too high on the inside. Or if it’s not flushing properly, the water level may be too low.“So what we want to do is take a look at the water level,” he advises, “and make sure it’s at the proper height so the commode functions efficiently.”The principle at work is that the toilet tank should store enough water so that when the fluid is released all at once through the flush tube, the volume can flush the toilet bowl clean much faster and more efficiently than the more diminutive flow from the small diameter supply pipe that fills the tank back up. A trickle doesn’t cut it.The problems come when the storage tank either doesn’t have enough water in it so the toilet doesn’t get the job down, or there’s so much water that it’s spilling into the overflow tube, triggering the supply pipe to run constantly in a losing proposition. You don’t want to waste this resource. It can add up on your water bill until you’re basically throwing money down the toilet. And if you have a septic system, eventually the constant water flow will fill it up until it has to be pumped out.Cornwell starts by lifting the lid off the toilet tank, and he spots the problem immediately. It’s like high tide in there. The water level is almost even with the overflow tube. That’s not what any homeowner wants to see. But the solution is within reach.Let’s look inside the tank for a minute and get acquainted with the equipment. The hollow vertical tube usually found sticking up near the center of the tank and almost as tall as the tank is called the overflow tube. The toilet flush valve assembly is nearer the handle. It has a float attached to it that rises and falls as the water is either flushed out or flowing back in from the little water refill pipe. To raise the water level in the tank, raise the float; to lower the water, lower the float.“We want to adjust this float to a point where it shuts the water off before it gets too high,” says Cornwell.The adjustment shaft that controls the float is a thin rod with a cross notched on the end of the shaft designed for a Phillips screwdriver. Turning the shaft clockwise raises the float, twisting it counterclockwise lowers the float.Some tanks have a clear marking for optimum water usage. If it isn’t obvious, then make sure the water level is about an inch or less below the lip of the overflow tube. If there’s not enough water in the tank, then the toilet won’t flush effectively—and that could lead to a messier problem down the line.In this example, Cornwell turns the shaft clockwise to raise the float. “When the float is in the down position, the water runs,” he says. “When the float comes up, it’s going to shut the water off.”Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsAs he demonstrates, once the toilet goes through its flush cycle properly, the water will rise in the tank to the correct level and shut off. Sometimes, you may have to do a couple of test runs before you’re satisfied that the water has risen to the appropriate level.We take it for granted until it doesn’t work but have you ever wondered who designed the toilet? It turns out that Joseph Bramah, an Englishman, patented the float valve system for the flush tank in 1778. But George Jennings, his later compatriot, gets the credit for popularizing the flush toilet in the 19th century at the Great Exhibition at Hyde Park, where visitors paid a penny to use what he called his Monkey Closets, the first public toilets ever installed. Thomas Crapper, whose name is often associated with the toilet, was a leading British manufacturer in the late 19th century, not the original inventor.And that’s something to think about the next time you ever need to make an adjustment to your toilet. And thanks to Doug Cornwell, you can do it in 60 seconds or less!
So far, a total of 98 products have been approved for the use of Lika Quality Znaka in the following categories: milk and dairy products, cream, honey, jam, brandy, tea, juice, meat and meat products, vegetables, fruits and fruit products, bakery products , souvenirs and handicrafts.“When you see products with the Lika Quality brand on the shelves, be sure that they are high-quality groceries and souvenirs, locally produced, with a foothold in the production tradition. In addition to branding the gastro-destination, the Lika Quality Label will enable a significant presence of local products on the market. The next step in branding the destination is the certification of the restaurant with the Lika Quality Mark. Those restaurants that offer dishes prepared by Lika Quality groceries will be able to apply for the Public Invitation. ” They point out from the Lika LAG and add that in this way local producers and caterers, ie tourists, will be connected, who will soon be able to enjoy local certified groceries when visiting the destination.Related news: CROATIA HAS 19 REGISTERED PROTECTED PRODUCTS AT EU LEVEL, AND ANOTHER 10 ARE IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS</p><br />
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<p> Lag Lika and Cluster Lika Destination is implementing a five-year project of the regional quality system “Lika Quality” which aims to brand the destination of Lika and the sub-Velebit coast (Lika Destination) as a globally recognizable and environmentally friendly destination with a developed system of self-sustainable economies.All with a clear vision of branding Lika as a unique tourist destination with an excellent indigenous and ecological gastronomic offer.The Quality Character logo is proudly worn by a group of 15 manufacturers (Tomaić commerce doo, Medical, Eko Gacka, OPG Štajdohar Josip, OPG Turkalj Petar, OPG Shop Dragan, OPG Čačić Alenka, OPG Vlainić Ivan, OPG Hećimović Nikolina, OPG Rukavina Juraj, OPG Pezelj Anita, OPG Rončević Ivana, OPG Furlan Darko, Gačanka Otočac and Vegium doo), and today they were joined by more 22 manufacturers: Obrt „Golac“, OPG Bronzović Marinko, OPG Bogdanić Helena, OPG Priher Ivica, Agrovelebit doo, OPG Šimunić Berislav, Ženska akcija Saborsko, OPG Rast Milan, Lička štrudla Briks jdoo, Klaonica Cesarica, OPG Mašić Mićo, OPG Čubrić Brigita, Internacionalni ceramics center Atelje Janja Gora, OPG Balenović Nikola, OPG Miškulin Nikola, Poljo Lika doo, Pro Milk doo, OPG Ćubelić Ivica, Obrt „Plitvička štrudla“, OPG Keča Perica, OPG Pavičić Marijan and OPG Sabljak Ljubica.
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International Olympic Committee chairman Thomas Bach said earlier this week that starting on schedule on July 24 remained the organisation’s goal.But Coe, who is a member of the Tokyo Olympics Games Coordination Commission, conceded in an interview with the BBC that a delay was possible.”That is possible, anything is possible at the moment,” said Coe when asked whether the Games could be postponed to September or October.”But I think the position that sport has certainly taken, and it was certainly the temperature of the room in the conversation I had the other day with the IOC and our other federations, is that nobody is saying we will be going to the Games come what may. “But it isn’t a decision that has to be made at this moment.”Coe, who played a pivotal role in securing the Olympics for London in 2012, said postponing the Games until 2021 could present problems.”That seems on the surface of it an easy proposition, but member federations actually avoid Olympic years often to have their world championships,” he said.Britain’s retired four-time rowing Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent called for decisive action.”On a global front we have other priorities and I think the Olympics should at the very least be saying we should postpone or indeed just cancel at this stage and we’ll talk about postponement later on,” he told the BBC.”I just don’t think there’s much of a choice at this stage.”Topics : World athletics chief Sebastian Coe admitted on Thursday that the Tokyo Olympics could be moved to later in the year by the coronavirus outbreak, but said it was too early to make a definitive decision.Olympic bosses acknowledged on Wednesday there was no “ideal” solution as a growing number of athletes expressed concern.The COVID-19 pandemic is playing havoc with the global sporting calendar, forcing the postponement of Euro 2020 and a suspension of the tennis season.