Gail’s Bakery opens site in Muswell Hill

first_imgGail’s Bakery has today (19 July) opened a new shop in Muswell Hill, London, serving freshly baked loaves, cakes and lunches.Located at 70 Fortis Green Road in north London, the bakery offers more than 30 types of bread, including Gail’s French Dark Sourdough, baguettes, rye loaves and fruit breads. Breakfast is also served until 3pm every day, while pastries, sandwiches, cakes and salads are available throughout the day.Gail’s is also looking to team up with a charitable organisation that can collect surplus food from the new site at the end of the day, and has put several calls out on social media.Earlier this year, the company teamed up with eco pop-up Canteen No.4 at Gail’s Fitzrovia, London site to host a dinner featuring a four-course menu made entirely from surplus food.The company – which has a number of sites in London as well as in Oxford, Brighton and St Albans – recently celebrated its 13th anniversary.last_img read more

A clue to biodiversity?

first_img Research on butterflies reveals genetic sharing Vivid details Scientists have found that some passion vine butterflies (Heliconius) share similar color patterns that help ward off predators because they actually share parts of their DNA as a result of hybridization somewhere in their ancestry.But a new study in Science provides evidence that the process of sharing DNA may be far more common than ever thought, offering a potential clue to how biodiversity took place.An analysis of 20 butterfly genomes found evidence that many butterfly species — including distantly related ones — show a surprisingly high amount of gene flow between them, said James Mallet, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology in residence and associate of population genetics in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the senior author of the study.“DNA sharing had been shown in closely related species, but we wanted to probe deeper into the phylogenetic tree,” Mallet said. “What we found is really astonishing: introgression even among species that are distantly related. ‘Species’ are simply not what we thought they were, and now we have the data to show it. The evolutionary tree of butterflies is a complete morass of interconnectedness.”For Mallet and colleagues, understanding how butterflies pass genes back and forth — a process known as introgression — began with the creation of 20 new “genome assemblies” of various species in the Heliconius family.Those assemblies, explained Nate Edelman, lead author on the paper and a graduate student in the Mallet lab, essentially function as genomic maps, and are constructed by sequencing short fragments of DNA and then assembling them in the proper order.Once created, those maps can also serve as important resources for future researchers, allowing them to map genes back to the genome.“The cool thing about making genome assemblies instead of simple genome “resequencing” is that it’s not just the DNA bases that change — the entire structure of genomes can change through evolutionary time,” Edelman said. “And using the assemblies, we can detect those changes.”When they began analyzing the assemblies, Mallet said, the team not only found evidence that some genes were capable of moving between species, but that others were far more resistant to the process.And one of the key factors determining whether genes could or could not move is a basic biological process called recombination.,Part of the process of creating sperm and egg cells, recombination occurs when the two copies of every gene a creature inherits — one from its mother, another from its father — are jumbled together, resulting in a unique mix of both.“It might seem that useful genes are more likely to be transferred between species,” said Michael Miyagi, the other main graduate student author. “That’s true, but there are also more mundane structural issues with the genome that mean some regions are more likely to have genes go back and forth.”And whether those genes flow back and forth, Edelman said, often depends on how much those different regions recombine.“In low-recombination regions, we tend to see more resistance to gene flow than in high-recombination regions,” he said. “What we think happens is that in very-high-recombination regions, the genes that are resistant or incompatible become dissociated from the genes that can flow across the species boundary.”And in a lucky break, Miyagi said, the team identified a key gene that acts to switch color patterns as one of those that moved between species. “In nature, it’s very unlikely that any individual will mate with a member of another species. But over evolutionary time, it does happen.” — James Mallet Related “Heliconius are famous for their color patterns … and we found that in one particular region of the genome there are about 500,000 base pairs that have been inverted relative to the ancestral sequence,” he said. “And smack in the middle of that inversion is that gene that we know controls color pattern. When you have an inversion like that it means you’re keeping all the things within it together, so they can’t recombine.”In another case, Edelman said, the team discovered an even larger inversion on a different chromosome that remains a complete mystery.The team was able to show that one of those inverted sequences was transferred, Mallet and Edelman said, thanks to a new analysis method developed by Miyagi.Ultimately, Mallet, Edelman, and Miyagi said, the study shows that hybridization — however unlikely it may be — is one way for species to derive their genomes and may be a key process in the creation of the diversity of life we see today.“In nature, it’s very unlikely that any individual will mate with a member of another species,” Mallet said. “But over evolutionary time, it does happen.“It probably only happens in the youngest groups of species — species that are rapidly evolving,” he continued. “Most of the diversity of life is probably created in these rapid radiations. They are involved in things like the origin of mammals. During these radiations, this could be an important means of shuffling variation and recombining adaptations from different lineages.”This research was supported with funding from a SPARC grant from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and startup and studentship funds from Harvard University. last_img read more

DEW Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

first_imgWilliston, VT – DEW Construction Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House at its newly constructed LEED Registered Corporate Headquarters onsite at on September 18, 2008.”We’re happy to introduce our state-of-the-art green facility to both the public and those who helped bring this project to fruition,” said Don Wells, President. “DEW is proud to be the first Williston office building that is environmentally responsible and a healthy place to work.”Governor Jim Douglas was on hand to assist in the ribbon cutting. “We are delighted Governor Douglas joined our celebration. Our dream of constructing this facility was made possible in part by Governor Douglas and his support of all Vermont businesses,” said Don Wells, President. Williston Town Manager, Rick Maguire also spoke briefly at the ceremony, congratulating DEW and thanking them for keeping their business in Williston.DEWs portion of the 28,500 square foot building, (15,900 square feet) provides offices for a staff of 40, three conference rooms with Smart Technology, an interactive television in the lobby, and a 1300 square foot fitness center with locker rooms. Also located in the lower level is a large function room to facilitate company events and meetings.DEW Construction Corp. is one of Vermont’s largest General Contractors offering Construction Management, Design/Build and General Contracting services throughout Vermont, upstate New York and Northern New England.last_img read more

OA Boys Basketball Schedule Update

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Boys basketball game (2-9) at Triton Central has been moved to (2/7) at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse as part of the Hoosier Invitational! This showcase will feature 8 SE Indiana teams competing throughout the day. OA will open the day as the road team vs Triton Central at 2:15 PM. Games following will feature Indian Creek and Edinburgh, East Central and Columbus North, and New Palestine and Mooresville.Discounted tickets are available through the OA Athletics office. Contact AD Nathan Dilts (812-934-4440 x. 228, [email protected]) to purchase. Adult tickets will be $12, while students age 12 and Under will be $8. Tickets will also be available at the door for the increased rate of $14 per ticket.Come out and support the OA Boys Basketball team as they participate in what is sure to be a fun and fantastic day of Southeast Indiana Basketball!Courtesy of Twisters Coach Ace Moorman and AD Nathan Dilts.last_img read more

Ara Parseghian

first_imgAra Parseghian passed away a couple weeks ago at the age of 94.  The Hall of Fame coach won two National Championships while coaching at Notre Dame.  Ara is one of the many coaches to receive his training at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.He was at Notre Dame for 11 seasons.  Probably only Knute Rockne had more success than Ara while coaching at Notre Dame.  No matter how many wins Parseghian wound up with, he is most remembered as a great humanitarian.  Simply put, he was definitely one of the “good guys”.last_img

Job Vacancy: Busy Retailer needs experienced Bookkeeper

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A busy Donegal Retailer are looking to recruit a ‘Bookkeeper’ to join their professional, experienced and hardworking team. Management at the retailer require an experienced ‘Bookkeeper’ to join their workforce.Job Requirements: Successful candidate must have pervious experience of SAGE 50 or equivalent.A knowledge of payroll would be an advantage.Successful candidates must be reliable, punctual and hardworking.If you’re interested in this position and feel you match the criteria then please send your CV with ref: MMK to this e-mail address: [email protected] alternatively via post to Stewart and MacLochlainn Chartered Accountants, Portland House, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Job Vacancy: Busy Retailer needs experienced Bookkeeper was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Over 200 homes without power across Donegal

first_imgA number of electricity outages have been reported around Donegal this Tuesday morning, leaving over 200 properties without power.Faults have occurred in West Donegal, Ballyshannon and Stranorlar.Over 100 customers are affected by outages in Ballyshannon. ESB repair crews are working on the issue and expect to have service restored by 11.45am. Meanwhile, power is out in Portnoo and outside Ardara. Supplies are expected to be restored before 1pm.Another outage in Stranorlar, affecting up to 50 properties, is expected to be repaired by 12.15pm.Updates are available on https://www.esb.ie/esb-networks/powercheck/Over 200 homes without power across Donegal was last modified: December 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Apinan leads balanced attack in Makati’s 12th straight victory

first_imgJoseph Sedurifa played his best game for Makati, tallying 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds, while Ced Ablaza, John Rey Villanueva, Mark Isip and Rudy Lingganay also dished out solid numbers for coach Cholo Villanueva.The stellar performance against the Clutch still wasn’t enough to convince Villanueva of his team’s title credentials in the 26-team tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We’re still a work in progress,” said Villanueva, whose team had 22 assists and held Navotas to 37-percent shooting. “We want to continue improving, but as far as where we stand against the league’s best teams, we are not there yet.”The win all but guarantees Makati of home court advantage in the first round of the North division playoffs. Makati Super Crunch rolled to a 12th straight victory at the expense of Navotas Clutch, 96-87, on Wednesday night, even as Quezon City Capitals boosted their playoff hopes in the MPBL Datu Cup at Navotas Sports Complex.Six players, led by former Jose Rizal U star Jeckster Apinan with 20 points, finished in twin digits as the Super Crunch put on a clinic on both ends of the floor to seize second spot in the North division with an 18-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Once indisputable, Real Madrid’s Marcelo a target of critics View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The Capitals beat the Basilan Steel, 74-68, in the first game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more