Elkhart tractor-trailer hauling steel overturns, disrupts traffic

first_img Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) Crews worked the scene of a crash Tuesday at the intersection of CR 17 and US 20.Elkhart Police say a tractor-trailer hauling a load of steel overturned when that load shifted. It happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries in the crash.Clearing the scene was expected to take several hours. Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest WhatsApp Elkhart tractor-trailer hauling steel overturns, disrupts traffic Twitter Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 6, 2021 0 249 Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Joseph County VA Center offering walk-in vaccines to vets, familiesNext articleNew casino opening in Gary Tommie Leelast_img read more

Aqueous Shares Rocking Live Studio EP “Artifact” [Listen]

first_imgFor the last few weeks, Aqueous has been gracing fans with professional videos from a recent live session in-studio. The session took place at Sonic Farm Studios in Buffalo, NY – the band’s hometown – just a few weeks after recording Best In Show. The end result features some fan and band favorites, capturing the band’s innate ability for both composition and improvisation.Songwriting is always at the forefront with Aqueous, and that’s ever present in their newest release. Though the five-track recording also features a favorited cover of Radiohead‘s “Paranoid Android” that will totally rock your socks off. Artifact – LIVE STUDIO EP is available for a “name your price” download, so feel free to give as much or as little as you’d like to support the band. Have a listen below!<a href=”http://aqueous1.bandcamp.com/album/artifact-live-studio-ep”>ARTIFACT- Live Studio EP by Aqueous</a>Aqueous has some exciting shows coming up to close out 2016, including a post-Phish performance with Mungion, a December 30th performance with Dopapod, and a New Year’s celebration with Twiddle in Albany! Check out the EP and the band’s tour schedule below, and find all things Aqueous on their website.Aqueous Tour Dates12/28/16 – New York City, NY – DROM w/ Mungion (more info)12/30/16 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater w/ Dopapod (more info)12/31/16 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre w/ Twiddle (more info)last_img read more

No new meningococcemia case in Antique – IPHO

first_imgThe Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) says no new case of meningococcemia has so far been reported after the death of a three-year-old boy suspected to have acquired the disease while on vacation in Barangay Buhang, Hamtic, Antique. ABS-CBN NEWS The boy, who was on vacation with hismother in Barangay Buhang, Hamtic town, was rushed to the Angel SalazarMemorial General Hospital here on Jan. 13 due to fever, convulsion andvomiting.  SAN JOSE, Antique – The IntegratedProvincial Health Office (IPHO) here said no new case of meningococcemia has sofar been reported after the death of a three-year-old boy suspected to haveacquired the disease.  “Aside from our surveillance, we alsourged people in the barangay or those who had contact with the boy to reportimmediately to the health team if they developed fever or any signs andsymptoms of meningococcemia and so far, there had been none,” he added. He added they have yet to confirm thecause of the boy’s death based on the results of the blood sample submitted forlaboratory examination to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.     IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo onMonday said their medical team is visiting daily the village where the boy wentfor a vacation to check for possible signs of the disease on the people who hadcontact with the victim. None of them had been reported to show signs of thedisease.    The IPHO team administered prophylaxisRifampicin and Ciprofloxacin to around 70 villagers and to those who hadcontact with the boy including the medical team. “Even if there is no more suspectedmeningococcemia case, the IPHO will continue its surveillance to ensure that nosimilar disease will occur,” Naciongayo said. He passed away on the same day and hisbody was immediately buried at the Egaña Municipal Cemetery in Sibalom townupon the advice of the medical team to ensure no one would be exposed to thedisease.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Brian Lara reveals which Indian player is ‘the prettiest batsman to watch in the…

first_imgAdvertisement c2pcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VskdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5knieh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2yhk1Would you ever consider trying this?😱jzcdCan your students do this? 🌚2qsdpcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Brian Lara sat down for a chat with some rising golfers on Sunday at the Delhi Golf Club where revealed his favourite players in the Indian cricket team. The West Indies batting star revealed the batsman that he thinks is the prettiest on the field right now is KL Rahul. He is amazed by his style and technique. To the delight of Rahul’s fans, Lara further gushed about how he loves lying in bed and watch him play.Advertisement “KL. Rahul. I think he’s got tremendous style. And he is, maybe, the prettiest batsman to watch in the world at the moment. The way he plays and his technique is unbelievable. And I just love watching him play cricket. I just love lying in my bed and just watch K. L. Rahul bat all day!”Advertisement 50-year-old Lara, also talked about the ace of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli. The West Indies batsman admires Virat for his mental strength and commitment to his team and cricket. He further compared Virat Kohli to Soccer champ Christiano Ronaldo, in mental strength and physical fitness. Although, Lara’s favourite is KL Rahul when it comes to batting, Virat is a close second.“I think it has got a lot to do with Virat’s outstanding commitment besides his preparation. I don’t think he is any more talented than a KL Rahul or a Rohit Sharma but his commitment to prepare himself properly stands out. He is, for me, the cricketing equivalent of Cristiano Ronaldo.”Advertisement He feels that Virat is the kind of player that cannot be left out in any format of the game considering he scores above 50 in all three formats of cricket. To him, Virat is not just a great batsman but a beast on the field who keeps piling on runs.“His batting skills are unbelievable. He is a guy you cannot leave out in any era. If a guy is averaging 50 plus in all versions of the game, then that is something which is unheard of.” he said.When asked about his favourite bowler, he answered Jasprit Bumrah without any hesitation. The interview ended with him making everyone laugh by saying that he can still take on Virat Kohli at this age!See which footballer Brian Lara compared Virat Kohli to!Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard offer contrasting opinions on controversial Jadeja run out Advertisementlast_img read more

Driver Weighs in on Pedestrian Crossings

first_imgLetter to the EditorTo the Editor,The pedestrian crossings are not clearly visible to drivers. In England the crossings are very wide and painted in zebra stripes so that the drivers can see them far away. As a driver I’m often going too fast by the time I realize I’m at the pedestrian crossing.Also, pedestrians must remember how to cross a street and look both ways before they step out. Since the new law took effect people wander into the street without looking.Repaint the crossings and make them wider.Kristin GentileAtlantic Highlandslast_img read more

How Do Plants Know When to Bloom?

first_imgScientists like to use big words to impress the rest of us, so they have a term for how a plant decides when to bloom: vernalization.  But making up a word for a phenomenon is not the same as explaining it.    Everybody observes that plants seem to just “know” that spring is here, when they put forth their glorious blossoming colors, but think about it: how can a plant, without eyes or a brain or a calendar, judge when it is safe to send out flowers?  Through all the vagaries of weather they have an uncanny sense of timing.  It’s especially puzzling how winter annuals do this, and biennials, which only bloom in the second year.  How can a plant have a memory, and sense the seasons?  What goes on in the genes, at the molecular level?  How can the memory be preserved through multiple cell divisions?    This was the subject of two scientific papers in the the Jan. 8 issue of Nature,1,2 and an analysis by Christopher Surridge.3  The process is very complex and still mysterious in many respects.  It involves quite a few genes and proteins, particularly histones which are part of the chromatin that wraps DNA, and additional signaling molecules like acetyl and methyl groups.  Biochemists have found that, in many cellular processes, there are starters and stoppers: genes and proteins that initiate or suppress an action, and other genes and proteins that stop or re-enable them.  For instance, a molecule might clamp onto a gene, making it impossible for the translation machinery to read it, and another molecule will remove the suppressor, allowing the gene to be read and transcribed into a protein.  The complex dance of activators and repressors and signalling molecules can be triggered by the external environment and by other activities inside the cell.    If you can keep this all straight, vernalization goes something like this: a gene named FLC prevents flowering, and is normally expressed during the off-season.  A cold snap induces the VIN3 protein to remove acetyl groups from the histones on the chromatin near this gene, signalling two other molecules (vernalization proteins VRN1 and VRN2) that this gene is silenced.  Their job is to keep it that way, so that suppression of flowering is itself suppressed.  The FLD gene, which promotes flowering, is then expressed.  Somehow, FLD tells the molecules at the apical meristem (see 11/20/2003 entry), to send out the buds.  Surridge explains, “Silencing is an effective means of controlling long-term gene expression, as it persists even after cells divide.  In animals, switching silencing on or off is a well-known way to control development.  It seems that plants share this system, using it to preserve the memory of winter’s passing.”    How does cold cause these reactions?  What is known so far is just part of a more involved process.  One of the papers2 admits, “How cold results in low FLC RNA and whether any post-transcriptional regulation occurs that feeds back to cause reduced transcription is unknown at present.”  The other paper1 says, “The additional components that interact with VIN3, and VRN1 and VRN2, to repress FLC during and after vernalization are not known.”  Undoubtedly there are other environmental cues that affect vernalization, such as length of daylight and nutrient availability.    A popular-level account from Reuters on these results can be found on MSNBC.com.1Sibum Sung and Richard M. Amasino, “Vernalization in Arabidopsis thaliana is mediated by the PHD finger protein VIN3,” Nature 427, 159 – 164 (08 January 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02195.2Ruth Bastow et al., “Vernalization requires epigenetic silencing of FLC by histone methylation,” Nature 427, 164 – 167 (08 January 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02269.3Christopher Surridge, “Plant development: The flowers that bloom in the spring,” Nature 427, 112 (08 January 2004); doi:10.1038/427112a.We hope this makes your gardening more thought-provoking.  Inside a cell, there’s a flurry of activity.  If one gene were expressed freely, it would never stop.  Suppressors turn them off until they are needed, then other molecules remove the suppressors.  Cues from the environment and signals from other genes can trigger switches in the genes in the right sequence.  How could the cell, without a brain, “know” how to handle these signals, if it were not preprogrammed?  The cell responds to feedback from the environment, monitors protein levels, and can branch to different pathways depending on conditions.  Everything acts as if programmed with loops, switches, and conditional procedures designed in advance.  The proof of the programming is in the results: a crocus emerges out of the last snow, showing forth its delicate beauty, unafraid of the clouds, knowing that sunny days filled with pollinators are just ahead.  This is so amazing it should make us stand in awe of the Almighty Programmer.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Homo naledi Is Young

first_imgThe media are abuzz with disappointment that this cache of bones in South Africa is too young to be a missing link.Homo naledi is one of the most astonishing “hominin” fossil finds in recent years, on par with the “hobbits” (Homo floresiensis) of Indonesia. Debates have gone wild since Lee Berger announced hundreds of bones and skulls from a nearly inaccessible cave chamber in South Africa in 2015 (discovered in 2013). The bones appeared to belong to a single type of hominin which had a mosaic of modern and primitive features. The chamber where they were found led some to believe that the tribe used it for burial, implying cultural intelligence; others argued that animals had dragged them in there. Resolution of the controversy centered on the evolutionary date for the fossils. If they were on the order of two million years, they could be considered possibly transitional, but not if they were much younger. Well, now the answer is out; they’re young: between 236,000 and 335,000 Darwin years old. Here’s what the media are saying:This is astonishingly young for a species that still displays primitive characteristics found in fossils about two million years old. —Chris StringerPrimitive hominid lived alongside modern humans (Science Daily). “The oldest dated fossils of Homo sapiens in Africa are around 200,000 years old. And now we have a very primitive looking hominid that probably existed at the same time as them.”Homonin [sic] discovered in 2015 by the Rising Star team in South Africa was alive between 335,000 and 236,000 years ago (Science Daily).At such a young age, in a period known as the late Middle Pleistocene, it was previously thought that only Homo sapiens (modern humans) existed in Africa. More critically, it is at precisely this time that we see the rise of what has been called “modern human behaviour” in southern Africa — behaviour attributed, until now, to the rise of modern humans and thought to represent the origins of complex modern human activities such as burial of the dead, self-adornment and complex tools.Did This Mysterious Ape-Human Once Live Alongside Our Ancestors? (National Geographic). “After adding Homo naledi to the human family tree, researchers reveal that the species is younger than it seems.”Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled (BBC News). Chris Stringer says, “This is astonishingly young for a species that still displays primitive characteristics found in fossils about two million years old.”Meet ‘Neo’, the most complete skeleton of Homo naledi ever found (New Scientist).This new way of thinking might have profound implications, he says. For instance, H. naledi’s odd mix of features – some strikingly modern-looking, some more ancient – hints that the emergence of recognisably modern human anatomy was far more complicated than originally thought.And the idea that H. naledi might have survived in the crucible of human evolution for two million years should put to rest the idea that competition between human lineages drove a universal march to larger and larger brains. “It was always just a tale – and it’s ended now,” says Berger.Even the archaeological record of stone tools might need to be reassessed given that H. naledi’s modern-looking hands should have been capable of fine manipulation. In a third paper, Berger’s team speculates that stone tools generally assumed to be the work of recognisably modern humans like Homo erectus or even early H. sapiens might have been the handiwork of H. naledi.We can only guess what implications that might have for understanding how ancient humans spread out of Africa. Perhaps significantly, H. naledi’s anatomy suggests it could walk long distances.Clearly, Homo naledi was no chump of a chimp. Maybe it was just an odd member of the human race – small in stature, but possessing all the essentials of intelligence, tool-making, and planning. The discovery of a second burial site pretty much confirms the theory that they buried their dead. And it becomes quite a stretch to imagine them living for 2 million years into the time of fully modern humans without evolving themselves.Hammer Blows from Two Wood ExpertsBernard Wood, a well-regarded evolutionary paleoanthropologist, takes the top-down approach that these are modern human beings that evolved downward due to isolation. New Scientist says,Bernard Wood at The George Washington University in Washington DC is not surprised by the age. Just months after the first H. naledi papers were published he bet a colleague that the species would turn out to be less than 500,000 years old. It was the hands that did it for him, he says. “My sense was that having a relatively modern hand and foot was important,” he says.Wood thinks a full evolutionary analysis might conclude from those modern hands and feet that H. naledi branched off from other humans relatively recently. “Its primitive features might be misleading,” he says. This would mean it originated recently and then evolved to look more primitive due to isolation.Todd Wood is a creation scientist who follows paleoanthropology closely, and determines the limits of human and ape variation. He was delighted to hear the news on his blog today. Dr. Wood paid special attention to the discovery of a second burial chamber:The Lesedi chamber is described as almost as inaccessible as the original Dinaledi chamber, and they report 131 hominin specimens. In the press release at the Wits website, John Hawks has this to say about it:“This likely adds weight to the hypothesis that Homo naledi was using dark, remote places to cache its dead,” says Hawks. “What are the odds of a second, almost identical occurrence happening by chance?”Notice what Hawks is doing here: That’s Dembski’s design filter, isn’t it? There’s no natural law that says hominin remains should be found in caves, so that leaves chance and design as explanations.Over the years, Todd Wood has carefully plotted features of all the known hominin skulls, and finds that they cluster into two non-overlapping groups: those that are ape, and those that are human.Sighs of discouragement are heard in the Darwin castle. Evolutionists will certainly stick to their story, but it becomes more implausible with each turn. Prediction: they will find a way to re-date these bones to millions of years old, not because of the evidence, but because of the need to save the evolutionary worldview. Evolutionists obsess over trying to arrange the bones in a progressive sequence, but they impose the story on the bones, not derive it from them.Creationists can accept a fair amount of variation in the human race. Look at the differences between the world’s tallest and smallest men. Different tribes have recognizable, distinct traits. If a group separates from the population and inbreeds heavily, certain traits will be accentuated over a relatively short time, just a few centuries or millennia since Babel. That’s apparently what happened to H. naledi, the hobbits, Homo erectus and the other upright-walking, tool-using groups found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. It’s certainly possible to envision a population of small humans living together, given that we have pygmy tribes today, and know about dwarfs who are fully human and intelligent. (Visited 667 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Archive Classic: Where Do Gems and Precious Metals Come From?

first_imgReprinted from September 17, 2011Gold, diamonds, and other precious metals and gems… they are found close to the surface of the earth where humans can mine them and make jewelry.  But they shouldn’t be there.  Heavy elements should have sunk deep into the core of the Earth soon after it was formed.  Wait till you hear some of the latest ideas about how precious metals and gems arrived near the surface.  Maybe they shot up from the mantle.  Maybe they came from outer space.The fact is, geologists and planetary scientists don’t really understand why we have rare precious stones so accessible for man.  PhysOrg printed an article entitled, “Tackling mysteries about carbon, possible oil formation and more deep inside Earth.”  It’s about the Deep Carbon Observatory project destined to answer fundamental questions about the Earth’s interior.  Inside you will learn about how diamonds the size of potatoes shoot up from the mantle at 40 miles per hour, believe it or not.  However it happens, it’s convenient for miners, who otherwise would have to dig really, really deep holes to supply the wedding ring market.MSNBC posted an article about where gold comes from.  “There’s gold in them thar meteorites!” the headline blazes.  Jessica Marshall tells us, “Rocks pummeled Earth about 3.9 billion years ago, delivering precious metals.”  Gold, platinum, iridium, nickel, and tungsten are attracted to iron and should have followed it into the molten Earth’s core, she explained.  Meteorites to the rescue!  They came from space.  That’s right: “All the precious metals that we find today — and probably also water — have been introduced to the accessible Earth from these late-stage meteorites.”  Maybe they even brought life!  Figure that suggestion out after reading that the bombardment was probably “a terrible event for life” that “probably would have melted the planet, blown off any existing atmosphere.”Marshall used the new theory to bolster an old idea called the Late Heavy Bombardment.  She reported a new study about tungsten isotope measurements to support the idea of a swarm of big meteors hitting Earth and the moon 3.8 and 4 billion years ago, but the obvious subtext is the ignorance of geologists about earth history.  “Geologists have posed several theories to explain this puzzle,” she noted about precious metals.  Careful reading shows the Late Heavy Bombardment to be only an idea, a suggestion.  Interesting as isotope comparisons are, they don’t provide a time machine.  And saying that the age of Earth’s tungsten matches the dates of craters on the moon calibrates two questionable dates against each other.  Nothing in the article provides evidence that meteorites are made of gold.  It seems to move the question of the origin of precious metals from one body to another.When all else fails, bring in a meteorite.  When you can’t explain the moon, bring in a Mars-size meteorite to blast the Earth.  When you can’t explain Earth’s oceans, imagine a giant water balloon comet to bring it special delivery.  Meteor crashes are too convenient; they are the imaginary can openers that open any can for the hungry hobos.  “Assume a can opener” makes the rest easy.  Assume a meteor.  Need water?  Bring in a water meteor or comet.  Need gold?  Send in a gold meteor.  Imaginary theory-saving devices to the rescue!  Try that with your credit card debt.(Visited 391 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CWG: Kalmadi undergoes medical check-up at AIIMS

first_imgFormer Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for a neurological check-up. A three-member doctors’ panel set up at the behest of the court will exmaine him. Kalmadi had an MRI done recently, which showed some brain degeneration, a sign of dementia. Kalmadi was first taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital on July 12 after he complained of dizziness. After tests, the hospital referred him to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital to undergo an MRI test of the brain. The MRI was done on July 19. Following the MRI test, DDU doctors advised Tihar officials to show him to a neuro specialist for further tests.  Kalmadi had been arrested on April 25 for his alleged role in awarding a Games contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant rate.  Kalmadi had been arrested along with Games organising panel’s Joint Director-General (Sports) A.S.V. Prasad and three others for awarding the contract for installing the Time-Scoring-Result (TSR) system to a Swiss firm, Swiss Times Omega, at an exorbitant cost of Rs 141 crore, causing a loss of over Rs 95 crore to the public exchequer.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Chelsea No2 Alessio admits they considered Dzeko, but…

first_imgEx-Chelsea No2 Alessio admits they considered Dzeko, but…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea assistant coach Angelo Alessio admits they considered a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko when Antonio Conte was in charge.However, no serious offer was made for the Bosnia international.”A lot has been talked about, but there was never a real negotiation,” Alessio told RMC Sport, when asked how close Dzeko was to signing for Chelsea.But he reiterated an agreement between Chelsea and Roma was not in the pipeline.”Yes, he likes players who have the characteristics of Dzeko: a high point, structured and which brings the team up,” Alessio added.”But in the end there was never a real negotiation between the two companies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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