THE SIOUX CITY POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THAT SEVERELY DAMAGED A RED TAGGED HOME ON THE CITY’S WESTSIDE.LT. RYAN COLLINS OF SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE SAYS THE HOUSE AT 1310 WEST 15TH STREET HAD FLAMES VISIBLE WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FIREW15-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………OUR AERIAL LADDERS. ;20COLLINS SAYS THE HOUSE WAS RED TAGGED IN MARCH AND HAD NO WORKING UTILITIES.HE SAYS THE FIRE HAS BEEN DEEMED SUSPICIOUS FOR NOW:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FIREW15B.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..CAN BE OBTAINED. :10THERE IS ALSO A POTENTIAL DANGER TO THE PUBLIC AT THE BURNED STRUCTURE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FIREW15C.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..KEEP PEOPLE AWAY. ;18NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED TO ANYONE DURING THAT FIRE.
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Dan Cohen AUTHOR President Obama is withholding judgement on the most controversial recommendations of an independent panel to update military pay and benefits, he told Congress Thursday.One of the most significant reforms urged by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission would transform the existing pension plan that only pays benefit to personnel serving at least 20 years to a hybrid system that would allow troops serving at least two years to invest in a 401(k)-type plan. Interestingly, the House Armed Services Committee early Thursday morning approved language adopting the commission’s recommendation as part of its fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The president also put off endorsing a recommendation to shift military families from the Tricare health system to commercial plans and giving them allowances for healthcare. Other recommendations the White House deferred judgement on called for merging the military commissary and exchange systems, consolidating the duty statuses of reservists and reforming support for dependents with special needs, reported the Hill. Obama did endorse 10 of the commission’s less controversial recommendations.“As President Obama informed Congress earlier today, we are now prepared to support specific proposals for 10 of the commission’s 15 recommendations, and, given the complexities of four others, we will continue to conduct analysis and work with the commission over the next few months,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a written statement.“In some instances, the Defense Department is already taking steps to implement these first 10 recommendations, but in areas that will require legislative changes to do so, we will work quickly to submit proposed legislative language to Congress as soon as possible,” Carter stated.
Cellular self-digestion process triggers autoimmune disease Because the central nervous system similar looks so similar across species, it has been assumed for some time that it likely evolved just once in a very early common ancestor. But recent studies have shown that may not be the case. In this new effort, the researchers sought to gather more evidence of multiple instances of nervous system development by studying invertebrates scattered across the evolutionary tree with different types of central nervous system architectures. To that end, they collected tiny specimens from multiple locations and studied their lineage. They report that some of them belong to an ancient lineage called Xenacoelomorpha, which had a wide variety of nervous system types. Some had no central cord, they note, while others, such as modern jellyfish, have multiple cords—and one species has a cord running along its back reminiscent of vertebrates.The team also looked at a gene called bmp, believed to be the gene that is responsible for kicking off the development of the nervous system. But another team had shown that in the acorn worm, it became active before the formation of the nervous system, suggesting other genes were also at play. After looking at the invertebrates they had collected, the team found other instances of the bmp gene becoming activated before the formation of nerve cords. They also found that blocking the protein that is produced when bmp becomes active did not prevent formation of the cord in some species. The group also found that other genes that have been associated with development of the nervous cord became active in some species that had no nervous cord at all.The researchers claim their findings show that the nervous system evolved in different creatures at different times, which means that it evolved more than once. Journal information: Nature Explore further Proporus sp., a xenacoelomorph. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY 2.5 Citation: Study of sea creatures suggests nervous system evolved independently multiple times (2017, December 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-sea-creatures-nervous-evolved-independently.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark has found evidence that suggests the nervous system evolved independently in multiple creatures over time—not just once, as has been previously thought. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their study of tiny sea creatures they collected from fjords in Norway and Sweden, from various sea floor locations, and from a site off the coast of Washington state, and what they found. Caroline Albertin and Clifton Ragsdale, with the University of Chicago, offer a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. More information: José M. Martín-Durán et al. Convergent evolution of bilaterian nerve cords, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature25030AbstractIt has been hypothesized that a condensed nervous system with a medial ventral nerve cord is an ancestral character of Bilateria. The presence of similar dorsoventral molecular patterns along the nerve cords of vertebrates, flies, and an annelid has been interpreted as support for this scenario. Whether these similarities are generally found across the diversity of bilaterian neuroanatomies is unclear, and thus the evolutionary history of the nervous system is still contentious. Here we study representatives of Xenacoelomorpha, Rotifera, Nemertea, Brachiopoda, and Annelida to assess the conservation of the dorsoventral nerve cord patterning. None of the studied species show a conserved dorsoventral molecular regionalization of their nerve cords, not even the annelid Owenia fusiformis, whose trunk neuroanatomy parallels that of vertebrates and flies. Our findings restrict the use of molecular patterns to explain nervous system evolution, and suggest that the similarities in dorsoventral patterning and trunk neuroanatomies evolved independently in Bilateria.
Art Karat, one of India’s oldest and most renowned designer jewellery houses, celebrated its 30th anniversary on February 6, 2018, at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. To commemorate this glorious day, the jewellery house presented ‘Art Karat Awards For Excellence 2018’. It was followed by a tribute to the nightingale of India, Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi, with a vocal recital by her great-granddaughters S Aishwarya and S Saundarya.Art Karat also honoured those who have contributed to the society in the field of art and culture. The selected awardees were Vineet Jain, Chairman Times of India Group, Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017, Ashok Pratap Singh, Chairman Modern School, Vivek Burman, Chairman Dabur India, Paresh Maity, Painter, Jaya Prada, film actor, Sunil Sethi, President FDCI, Muzaffar Ali, filmmaker and Krishen Khanna, painter. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn this special occasion, Art Karat launched their spectacular new jewellery collection ‘Padmaavat’, which has been created by Asha Kamal Modi, the designer behind Art Karat. She has tirelessly researched and created rare masterpieces to capture the grandeur of the period. This collection is extremely special as for the first time a designer has recreated the amazing jewels in silver instead of gold, thereby making it more affordable for a lot of women who wanted to own a part of this timeless heritage. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBiggest names from the fashion fraternity, art circuit, and prominent socialites graced the evening with their presence. Guests like politician Amar Singh, Anju Modi, Fashion Designer, Meera Muzaffar Ali, Fashion Designer, Sushma Seth, actor, Yuvi Suri, actor, Uma Sharma, Kathak dancer, Sonal Mansingh, dishi dancer, Ranjana Gauhar, Padmashree and Pavleen Gujral, actor are some of the names that made the glitterati event a rather memorable one.
After mounting 26 shows pan India and internationally, Pune based artist Neena Singh is showcasing her artworks in an exhibition titled ‘Paridrishya – A solo exhibition of paintings’, at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi from April 12-18, 2019.The exhibition was inaugurated on April 12, in the presence of art lovers and connoisseurs. Singh is an acclaimed artist best known for her series of paintings on Marble rocks. Ever since she made a move from Jabalpur to Pune she has been working on the series of ‘Dynasty of marble rock’ and has painted about 45 artworks in varying sizes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNeena Singh has a multifaceted personality being an artist par excellence, an art conservator, Chemist, teacher, and writer. She believes that art is not just a tool for information but it has to be envisaged as a catalyst to stimulate discourse and foster change in society. Talking about her artworks, the artist said: “I did not want my painting to be just a representation of a scene rather I wanted to represent the mood, emotions which I experience when associated with nature. I have used tonalism to express a sense of unity over diversity, tranquillity overactivity and spiritual over physical.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe artist reveals that among all the colours, blue dominates her palette, which she says is the colour of the sea and sky, and has a quality of cool expansiveness and openness.”Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, blue is an introspective colour. But, the quiet character and poetic subtlety of blue can also be associated with melancholy and resignation,” she elaborates. In her works, she has used oil as the medium and has not hesitated to experiment with texture, colour and light extensively to express the grandeur of the marble rock jotting out of the beautiful Narmada, whose bluish-greenish water matching with the colour of the sky. The abstract mosaic of colour and texture lend a sculptural effect to the paintings. The artist believes that the eye never wearies of about the effect produced by the broken and reflected sunlight glancing from the pinnacle of white marbles reared against the deep blue sky. The brilliantly coloured cliffs and watching the seasons and the light change provided endless inspiration for her paintings. Taking inspiration of her art from the Narmada, Neena says, “Just before the Narmada passes through the gorge it plunges down from 100 feet height, it is a sight to behold and its roar is heard from a far distance. The mist created by water falling on hard rock creates visuals of smoke emanating from the river bed hence the name ‘Dhuandhar or Smoke Cascade’. Since my childhood, I wished to paint this scene and I am happy with the use of colour, texture, and form to create a visually stimulating image which depicts the spontaneity, rhythm, and flow of water.” The artist spent a great part of her life in Jabalpur, either at spiritual Gwarighat or adventurous Bargi Dam, followed by being enamoured by her sensuous flow at Bhedaghat. Over the centuries forces of nature has curved out strange structures on the marble cliffs and every rock narrates its story, and through the medium of paint, Neena has also expressed colour in all its beauty. Her paintings are directly connected to life and interact with the viewer because everyone connects to nature. In recent times, due to rapid technological developments, there is a gradual increase in the tendency to distance ourselves from the environment and culture. And, through her paintings, she attempts to reveal the beauty of nature with fresh, vibrant, colourful and poetic colours and motivates viewers to preserve it for the future.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. With the advent of new technologies, the business landscape sure looks a lot different than it did just a short time ago. Despite the coming changes, there are tools that have had a great impact on business and hold great promise for the future.If I had to pick the tools that would be most indispensable for businesses and entrepreneurs now and in the future, my list would include: CloudCloud technology is truly changing everything. The most important thing the cloud brings to entrepreneurs and to businesses is enhanced accessibility. People can, will, (and in many instances, already do) access everything they need from anywhere they are through the cloud.Related: Don’t Get Stuck in the Software JamThis technology allows for sharing secure and private information, and it will continue to create new capabilities for more efficient work. While adoption of cloud tech is improving business communication, its proper implementation will increase workplace collaboration in unimaginable ways. For businesses that thrive on their remote workers, cloud-enabled collaboration will become crucial.Recommendations:Google Drive (Productivity): Allows for all of your tools — from documents to spreadsheets to calendar – to be at your fingertips for free or a very low cost.StarLeaf (Collaboration): Simple, secure and highly reliable ad-hoc video solution for point-to-point and multi-user video conferencing.Quickbooks Online (Accounting): Powerful tool for small businesses looking for a single application to handle contacts, billing, banking and so much more.Pipeliner (CRM): Many great cloud customer-relationship management apps are out there but this one has a wonderful visual interface that gives newfound clarity to deal management.MobileWith rapid Internet proliferation and smarter devices becoming not only more affordable but also more widely available, the mobile employee will be as productive as ever, regardless of whether they are in the office or at a coffee shop. Mobile will ensure the ultimate success of flexible work, pushing it to mainstream. Recommendations:GChat (Mobile Real-Time Chat): This platform is an awesome and free way to connect and chat with almost anyone on the web. Not a private platform, but super convenient.Asana and Trello (Productivity and Project Collaboration): Small businesses rarely allows for project teams to be available in one place. Mobile project collaboration is hot and these tools are awesome.DataSmall businesses will be empowered to make data driven decisions from a plethora of data brokers who are selling the power of information, much like brokers used to sell oil or commodities. Want to understand how to grow your business? Just look at the data, and you will be able to make informed decisions that are both simple and affordable. The present strategies of business owners will align and prepare them for the future, but these tools will also take the burden of data mining and management off their shoulders.Related: Learn to Refine Crude Data, a Precious Resource for a StartupRecommendations:Google Analytics (Web Traffic): This free tool is a tremendous way to see where your traffic is coming from and where they go once they get to your site.Moz (SEO): Want to understand the keywords, traffic and competition better? This tool will help you optimize and get more from your digital assets.Traackr (Social Influence): Interested in who the individuals and companies are that have the most influence in your industry or area of interest? This tool can help you do that.Twitter Analytics (Native Twitter Data): For companies using Twitter for social marketing, Twitter’s native analytics are a great way to see how your content is performing.SocialWe no longer need to knock on doors or make cold calls to find our prospective customers. We can locate them instantly, see what they are talking about (and what matters to them) and connect and engage with them in real time. Effective messaging and tactics backed by strategy will certainly be necessary. But social will reinvent our go-to-market strategies like nothing ever has before. In fact, social will be the place where your customers will willingly seek you out. There is the potential to create relationships that will yield brand advocates who will help build your brand community, and ultimately, bolster your credibility. From this standpoint, social media tools will no longer be optional. Instead, they’ll be must-haves. Recommendations:Hootsuite and Sprout Social (Feed Management and Scheduling): Looking for a central command center for social-media planning and distribution? Look no further than to these tools to empower your business to be social.Buffer (Scheduling): For companies looking for an easy way to keep their content sharing valuable and regular Buffer allows you to quickly find content and share it at a later time rather than immediately.BundlePost (RSS Automation and Optimization): This lesser known tool is a wonderful way to aggregate RSS data to see the most relevant content and then using simple export tools upload the content to your social management platform.Making these tech tools a part of your core business operations now will unlock potential benefits for the future. How many have you already employed? 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