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first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter Previous articleMLA wages to be cut as Bradley addresses Stormont impasseNext articleOwner of winning Donegal Lotto ticket has until tomorrow to claim News Highland WhatsApp Dungloe based company wins Safety and Quality Awardcenter_img Pinterest The Irish Fish Canners based in Dungloe has won the Food Safety and Quality Initiative section at the Irish Food and Drink Awards.Udaras na Gaeltachta says this is an important award for the company, whose main customer is John West.Three Udaras backed companies from Donegal were nominated for awards this year. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – September 6, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Google+ Facebook Major non-compliance found at Falcarragh Community Hospital News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Falcarragh Community Hospital has come in for criticism from the Health Watchdog.HIQA found issues of major non-compliance at the hospital whereby some actions required from the previous inspection were not satisfactorily implemented.The latest inspection was carried out in July with the details published this week.The inspector found that the design and layout of the centre was not suitable for its stated purpose and did not meet the needs of the residents living with dementia in a number of areas including; the size and layout of the multi-occupancy bedrooms and the current condition of the palliative care suite.These were outstanding actions from previous inspections.In addition the inspectors observed that at lunch time the dining room was shared with persons attending the day centre which adjoins the designated centre.This created a noisy and crowded environment for those residents who needed a quiet unhurried space in which to enjoy their meals. Furthermore the dining room was a thoroughfare used by visitors and staff to access two areas of the building.Although the person in charge had implemented a no access policy to encourage staff and visitors to use an alternative route the inspectors observed that the policy was not adhered to.Better use could be made of colour and points of interest in order to help residents to navigate their surroundings and maintain their independence.The garden was untidy and not well maintained and required immediate improvements in order to be accessible for residents in the current warm weather.In addition further improvements were required to provide a safe surface/pathway in the garden. Items of interest such as a sensory area would provide a safe and pleasant space for those residents living with dementia who would enjoy and benefit from access to outdoor space.In its response, the centre is scheduled to undergo a program of refurbishment work beginning in May of next year and due for completion in September 2021 to ensure regulatory compliance.The layout of the centre and multi occupancy rooms will be addressed during the building works.Staff have been educated about promoting an environment which is conducive to creating a quiet and enjoyable dining experience for all residents, including sitting down when assisting residents with their meals.The garden has been tidied up and the space is more open. Benches have been painted bright colours. A water feature is in place. A sensory area is being created. The existing rubberised Tarmac will be expertly cleaned and damage repaired.The full report can be viewed here:https://www.hiqa.ie/system/files?file=inspectionreports/619-falcarragh-community-hospital-10-july-2019.pdf Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp By News Highland – October 2, 2019 Previous articleCar on fire outside LetterkennyNext articleLUH third most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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first_imgIsrael Barnes had 11 points for Weber State (15-9, 9-4 Big Sky Conference). Michal Kozak added eight rebounds. Ted McCree had 17 points for the Lumberjacks (7-16, 5-8). Bernie Andre added 13 points and eight rebounds. Brooks DeBisschop had nine rebounds. February 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harding carries Weber St. past N. Arizona 86-71 Written by Carlos Hines, the Lumberjacks’ second leading scorer coming into the contest at 12 points per game, shot only 20 percent in the game (1 of 5). The Wildcats improve to 2-0 against the Lumberjacks for the season. Weber State defeated Northern Arizona 77-52 on Jan. 3. Weber State faces Montana at home on Thursday. Northern Arizona faces Portland State on the road on Thursday. Tags: Big Sky/Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 29 points as Weber State defeated Northern Arizona 86-71 on Saturday. Cody John added 25 points for the Wildcats. John also had six rebounds for the Wildcats. Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballCoach Walker Memorial ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Trei Rockhill posted 29 points, including eight 3-pointers, as the Crimson Cliffs Mustangs routed Manti 87-70 Friday at the Coach Walker Memorial Classic at Crimson Cliffs High School. Grady Thompson’s 19 points led the Templars in defeat.Region 14LINDON, Utah-Tyrel Morley led the way with 15 points and the North Sanpete Hawks pounded Maeser Prep 74-13 in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Aaron Cho had 5 points in the loss for the LionsSPANISH FORK, Utah-Will Brotherson stepped up with 16 points and the American Leadership Eagles downed Delta 61-58 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Britton Smith’s game-high 25 points led the Rabbits in the loss.Girls BasketballCentral Utah Preview @ SVCRICHFIELD, Utah-Reagan Sanderson posted 29 points on 8-14 behind the arc as the South Summit Wildcats doubled up North Sanpete 62-31 Friday at the Central Utah Preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Averie Snyder added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the  win for the Wildcats. Tylee Henrie had 12 points and 11 rebounds on 6-12 from the field in defeat for the Hawks.RICHFIELD, Utah-Avery Brown netted 10 points and 8 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers overpowered Duchesne 38-27 at the Central Utah Preview Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. Despite shooting only 25.7 percent from the field, the Beavers compensated by shooting 86.4 percent (19-22) at the foul line. Oakley Butler had 10 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Eagles.RICHFIELD, Utah-Rylee Anderson posted 13 points and 6 rebounds on 4-5 from the field as Kanab outlasted North Summit 53-50 at the Sevier Valley Center Friday during the Central Utah preview. Brynlee Richins had 24 points and 12 rebounds on 12-19 from the field for the Braves in defeat.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kara Camp’s 12 points led the way as the Millard Eagles edged Union 39-36 during the Central Utah Preview Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. Kinslee Drake netted 16 points and 10 rebounds on 8-11 from the field in the loss for the Cougars.RICHFIELD, Utah-Jadee Dutson’s 12 points and 6 rebounds led the way as the Delta Rabbits pummeled the Monticello Buckaroos 48-16 at the Sevier Valley Center Friday during the Central Utah preview. Kennedy Brewer had 4 points and 4 rebounds in defeat for Monticello. The Rabbits dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Buckaroos 46-20.RICHFIELD, Utah-Lomani Taylor had a perfect night, making all four of her field goal attempts and connecting all six of her free throw attempts as the Enterprise Wolves overwpoered North Sevier 38-21 Friday during the Central Utah Preview at the Sevier Valley Center in the battle of the Wolves. Taylor’s 14 points led Enterprise in the win. Gracee Johnson netted 7 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for North Sevier.RICHFIELD, Utah-Nicole Willardson and Hallie Janes had 12 points apiece, with Janes making 4 of her 6 shots, as the Richfield Wildcats pounded Class 4-A Crimson Cliffs 57-31 Friday at the Sevier Valley Center during the Central Utah Preview. Riann Gines had 14 points for the Mustangs in defeat.Richfield was so dominant that I had to change ink cartridges to print their copy of the stats. 57-31, the Wildcats over Crimson Cliffs. Nicole Willardson/Hallie Janes with 12 apiece for the Wildcats. Riann Gines with 14 for the Mustangs in defeat.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) December 19, 2020RICHFIELD, Utah-Presley Chappell posted 15 points and 11 rebounds on 6-10 shooting as the South Sevier Rams waxed Manti 40-31 in the nightcap of the Central Utah Preview a the Sevier Valley Center. Aspen Okerlund added 11 points and 6 rebounds for the Rams in the victory. Breana Barson had 9 points and 9 rebounds on 3-6 from the field in defeat for the Templars.Region 20ESCALANTE, Utah-Abbee Holman led the way with 22 points and the Panguitch Bobcats got past Escalante 44-37 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Mikki Prows led the Moquis in the loss with 19 points.BICKNELL, Utah-Abby Stevens had 20 points and the Wayne Badgers humbled Piute 50-44 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday. Tera Morgan had 9 points in the loss for the Thunderbirds.TROPIC, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett netted 30 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs got past Valley 48-42 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Esther Cox led the Buffaloes in defeat with 11 points.Non-RegionGUNNISON, Utah-Avery Benders led the way with 24 points and the Ben Lomond Scots bested Gunnison Valley 47-39 in non-region girls basketball action Friday. Kayzia Caldwell had 14 points for the Bulldogs in the loss.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Sheridan Liggett had 19 points and 7 rebounds as the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles downed Juab 55-31 Friday in non-region girls basketball action. Hallie Worwood had 12 points in the loss for the Wasps. December 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/18 Brad James Written bylast_img read more

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first_img20Danville, IL 28Stockton, CA Search address, city, state or zip RankCity 68Houston, TX 92New Haven, CT 29Indianapolis, IN 77Modesto, CA 32Trenton, NJ 34Jackson, MI 94Richmond, CA Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.Crime data we use are the most recent data the FBI classifies as ‘Final, non-preliminary.’  It is the most up-to-date and fully vetted data with complete national coverage that is available.  We insist on using Final, Non-Preliminary data for our analyses and analytics, rather than basing our research on preliminary data that may need to be updated or have errors in it.The FBI releases these data approximately 10 months after the close of a calendar year. For example, our 2018 list is based on the 2016 year total data which was released in Final, Non-Preliminary form in September, 2017. The 2017 year total crime data is not complete.  The FBI is still working through data issues and reporting issues before that data can be considered Final, and Non-Preliminary.For more information, see our FAQ on how we rank the most dangerous cities in America. 48Anchorage, AK 27Oakland, CA 90Salt Lake City, UT 84Shreveport, LA 12Rockford, IL 19Charleston, WV 86Baton Rouge, LA 85Newark, NJ 21Chester, PA 95Eureka, CA 42Albany, GA 81Port Huron, MI 58Goldsboro, NC 1Monroe, LA 3East St. Louis, IL 57Hartford, CT 36Pontiac, MI 88York, PA 14Kansas City, MO 10West Memphis, AR 52Buffalo, NY 71Chattanooga, TN 53Beaumont, TX 4Camden, NJ 2Bessemer, AL 87Salisbury, MD 67Battle Creek, MI 18San Bernardino, CA 16Flint, MI 63Brockton, MA 55Chicago, IL 80Pueblo, CO 60Lubbock, TX 59New Orleans, LA 79Wheeling, WV 56Tulsa, OK 96Huntsville, AL 89Canton, OH 54Minneapolis, MN 35Gadsden, AL 43Toledo, OH 82North Las Vegas, NV 65Florence, SC 41Washington, DC 100Cincinnati, OH 47Compton, CA 46Lansing, MI 24Little Rock, AR 44Niagara Falls, NY 8Alexandria, LA 25Saginaw, MI Want to know your crime risk? Unlock a NeighborhoodScout Pro report for your address: 40Daytona Beach, FL 99Lauderhill, FL 39East Point, GA 76Philadelphia, PA 49Springfield, IL 93Jackson, TN 22Milwaukee, WI FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 74Lima, OH 31Lake Worth, FL 26Newburgh, NY 37Kalamazoo, MI 69Springfield, MA 91Tacoma, WA 61Fall River, MA 72Miami Beach, FL 38Fort Myers, FL 62Holyoke, MA 73South Bend, IN 51Atlanta, GA 17Pine Bluff, AR 30Riviera Beach, FL 50Albuquerque, NM 64Harrisburg, PA 97Sanford, FL 15Cleveland, OH 7Wilmington, DE 13Myrtle Beach, SC 70Muskogee, OK 9Memphis, TN 23Elkhart, IN 75Dayton, OH 66Wichita, KS 33Springfield, MO 6St. Louis, MO 5Detroit, MI 78Salisbury, NC 98Schenectady, NY 83Chelsea, MA 45Homestead, FL 11Baltimore, MDlast_img read more

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first_imgDerek Kaplan will exhibit at the Ocean City Arts Center through July. His paintings will be for sale.Abstract artist Derek Kaplan will exhibit for the first time in New Jersey — through July 31 — at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.A “Meet the Artist” reception, free and open to the public, will be held 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Kaplan’s work will be for sale.Kaplan is known for his appearances on Bravo TV’s reality show “Million Dollar Listing: New York.” He was wed last season to the show’s star realtor Fredrik Eklund. His paintings have been shown on the program.A native of Zimbabwe, Kaplan lives and works in New York and London. Kaplan had his first solo show in June 2013 in Sweden. Shortly thereafter, he exhibited in the Chelsea Art District in Manhattan and then at a Bleecker Street gallery in the West Village. Both exhibits were well-received and one was featured on an episode of “Million Dollar Listing: New York.”Since then, he has received numerous requests for commissioned work.“We are excited to be the first venue in New Jersey to host an exhibit by Derek Kaplan, Ocean Arts Center Executive Director Rosalyn Lifshin said. “Given how well his work has been received in Europe and New York, we are confident our residents, and summer visitors from the New York area will enjoy this July exhibit.”For further information, visit www.oceancityartscenter.org or call (609) 399-7628. The Ocean City Arts Center is open year-round and holds more than 100 art classes for children and adults each year. Additionally, the Center hosts three art shows including the classic Boardwalk Art Show, and 12 Gallery exhibits annually. The Center is open 9 am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday.— News release from the Ocean City Arts Centerlast_img read more

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first_imgVolunteers in last fall’s beach sweep in Ocean City, NJ. SATURDAY, OCT. 24Clean Ocean Action Beach Clean-Up: The City of Ocean City and Clean Ocean Action will sponsor the annual Fall Beach Sweep 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 24. All individuals, students, organizations and families are invited to join the semiannual “counted cleanup” sweep along the beaches in Ocean City. Clean Ocean Action uses data cards to record the litter collected and enters the information into a national database of marine debris. Participants form teams of two or three people to pick up and record the litter on the beach.Volunteers will be assigned to a beach and issued cleanup supplies and data cards. Check in is at the Ocean City Music Pier (on the Boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets). Check in at the Ocean City Music Pier between 8:30 and 9 a.m. for instructions and supplies.Demonstration Dune Project: The Ocean City Environmental Commission invites the public to participate in the Demonstration Dune Project funded by the 2015 Open Space Stewardship Project by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. Come out to help plant dune grass and promote dune preservation in the city. Meet on the Boardwalk between 11th and 12 Streets, 9 a.m. till noon. Look for the Environmental Commission’s table.SHUDDERSOME: Tales of Poe: Students of the Ocean City Theatre Company will perform these thrillers at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace at 7:30 p.m. Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best known works. Students in sixth through 12th grade will perform “The Tell Tale Heart,” “The Raven” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” Tickets are $10 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, call (609) 399-6111 or at the door. Read more Here are some of the highlights of the weekend calendar in Ocean City, N.J. for Oct. 23 to 25.center_img FRIDAY, OCT. 23Henry’s Donates to Clean Ocean Action: Tory Woods, Clean Ocean Action events coordinator, will talk about the work of COA and its importance to seaside communities 1 p.m. at Henry’s Jewelers, 1236 Boardwalk. The public and media are invited. Woods will accept a check of $2,200 from Henry’s, a percentage of the sales from an Ocean City beach bracelet that Henry’s has created to support the highly regarded environmental organization.Friday Night Concert Series at Library: The music continues at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., with a “Tribute to Irving Berlin” with the Mary Lou Newnam Quartet featuring Rosemary Benson, vocals; Mary Lou Newnam, saxophone and clarinet; Sonny Troy, guitar; Andy Lalasis, bass and Bob Shomo, drums. The free concerts are held starting 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the library.An Evening with Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton (this event is sold out): The event benefits the “Ocean City Son Club,” a free after-school program for Ocean City Children. This courageous surfer is nationally known for surviving a shark attack, continuing her surfing career and becoming an inspirational speaker. Event is set for the Flanders Hotel at 6:30 p.m. and includes a special presentation by Bethany, dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction.SHUDDERSOME: Tales of Poe: Students of the Ocean City Theatre Company will perform these thrillers at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace at 7:30 p.m. Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best known works. Students in sixth through 12th grade will perform “The Tell Tale Heart,” “The Raven” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” Tickets are $10 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, call (609) 399-6111 or at the door. Read morelast_img read more

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first_imgWhen Schuyler Daum ’12 came to Harvard, she expected to concentrate in classics and spend most of her time in the library. It turns out she was only half right. Daum is indeed a classics concentrator, but she can most often be found at the Quincy House Grille.“I do all my homework here,” she said from a seat in one of the grille’s booths. “It’s different than being in a dining hall or at a ‘brain break.’ I like having the buzz of people around me, and there’s always something going on here.”Daum’s affection for the Quincy Grille is shared by many of her classmates. Part of 57,000 square feet of social space renovated or constructed by Harvard College over the past five years, the grille is a popular spot for undergraduates in Quincy and the surrounding river Houses. Students crowd in nightly (Sunday-Wednesday and Friday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Thursday, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; and Saturday, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.) to gorge on burgers, munch on mozzarella sticks, and scarf down curly fries — all while catching a game or the news on the flat-screen TV in the corner above the bar.Quincy resident Kerry Clark ’12 said that her housemates may come for the food, but they end up staying for the camaraderie.“The food brings you in,” she said, “but then you run into friends and end up hanging out. The grille is more like a neighborhood diner than a dining hall.”Daum spent so much time at the grille that she decided to apply for a job there. Today, she and Clark co-manage the Quincy House hot spot.“I started working here last year,” Daum said. “I wanted to pick up a job on campus, and I liked the food and atmosphere at the grille. Then I recruited Kerry.”Clark said working at the grille is more study break than work-study. When the economics concentrator finds herself dragging through another problem set or a chapter on aggregate demand, spending a shift at the grille revives her.“It’s not like putting books away at a library,” she said. “It’s fun. I get to talk to people, and it’s an adrenaline rush when we get a bunch of customers and need to move fast.”Working at the grille may be fun, but it’s also serious business. Clark, who interned last summer at Barclays, a multinational financial services firm, said that she and Daum work with a House tutor each year to write a business plan for the grille. They also interview and hire new staff, decide on the menu, order food and drinks, maintain workplace health and safety standards, and manage payroll.“We’re held accountable to our plan,” she said. “This year we added fruit smoothies and veggie burgers, and we want to do more to implement healthy foods and improve our menu. We want to increase efficiency and run the grille like a business.”Clark and Daum say they get a lot of support from Quincy House Master Lee Gehrke, a mentor. Gehrke said the grille is a priority for him because it plays an important role in the lives of Quincy residents and in the river House community.“Quincy Grille is a unique space,” he said. “It’s the only late-night dining option in the river Houses and a central … space for our residents to meet socially, to study, to watch the grille TV — and, of course, to have delicious mozzarella sticks and burgers. It’s a place where Harvard students do something unusual. They linger, unhurried, to catch up with friends.”Josh McIntosh, associate dean of the College’s Office of Student Life, said Gerhke’s involvement and the dedication of the 17-person, all-student staff are behind the grille’s success.“Lee Gehrke is really committed to the space, and there’s a real team atmosphere among the staff,” McIntosh said. “Together, they help create community among the people who work and eat at the grille, and so facilitate a broader sense of community at the College.  Quincy Grille is one of the truly cool social spaces at Harvard.”Clark says that she and Daum see “lots of growth potential” for the grille. The managers plan to make more improvements to the menu and possibly throw a Super Bowl party to kick off spring semester. Clark said that the opportunity to run a small business adds practical work experience to her liberal arts education. The best part of her job, though, is being at the center of one of the College’s most lively social spaces.“It’s important for Harvard to have places where people can meet that aren’t academic and go beyond the dining hall,” she said. “These small pockets in the Houses are really nice.  When you’re halfway through a paper and need a study break, we’re here. You don’t need to schedule it in. It’s a real comfort.”last_img read more

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first_imgScientists may be close to unraveling one of the longest-standing questions in evolutionary biology — whether limbs, particularly hind limbs, evolved before or after early vertebrates left the oceans for life on land.Following an examination of pelves and a partial pelvic fin of Tiktaalik roseae, a 375-million-year-old transitional species between fish and the first legged vertebrates, a team of researchers found evidence that early hind legs began as enhanced hind fins, suggesting that their evolution began in the oceans, earlier than scientists initially believed. The late Farish Jenkins, who was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and longtime curator of vertebrate paleontology at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, was part of the team. The study is described in a Jan. 13 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Discovered in 2004 by Jenkins, Professor Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago, and Edward Daeschler, associate curator of vertebrate zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Tiktaalik roseae represents the best-known transitional species between fish and land-dwelling tetrapods.A lobe-finned fish with a broad flat head and sharp teeth, Tiktaalik looked like a cross between a fish and a crocodile, growing to a length of 9 feet as it hunted in shallow freshwater environments. File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer“There has been a great deal written about how limbs evolved, and in what sequence — did forelimbs evolve first, and then hind limbs, or vice versa — and the findings of this paper help resolve some of those competing hypotheses,” said James Hanken, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. “It appears that hind-limb dominance had begun to evolve in these aquatic creatures, so Tiktaalik was poised to give rise to tetrapods, because it had already started to evolve some of the features that facilitate life on land.”“Previous theories, based on the best available data, propose that a shift occurred from ‘front-wheel drive’ locomotion in fish to more of a ‘four-wheel drive’ in tetrapods,” said Shubin. “But it looks like this shift actually began to happen in fish, not in limbed animals.”A lobe-finned fish with a broad flat head and sharp teeth, Tiktaalik looked like a cross between a fish and a crocodile, growing to a length of 9 feet as it hunted in shallow freshwater environments. It had gills, scales, and fins, but also tetrapodlike features such as a mobile neck, robust ribcage, and primitive lungs. In particular, its large forefins had shoulders, elbows, and partial wrists, which allowed it to support itself on land.Until recently the only Tiktaalik specimens that had been described included just the front portion of the animal.As researchers investigated additional blocks recovered from their original and subsequent expeditions to the dig site in northern Canada, they discovered the rear portion of Tiktaalik, which contained the pelves as well as partial pelvic fin material. The fossils included the complete pelvis of the original ‘type’ specimen, making possible a direct comparison of the front and rear appendages of a single animal.Almost immediately, scientists were struck by the pelvis, which was comparable to those of some early tetrapods. The Tiktaalik pelvic girdle was nearly identical in size to the shoulder girdle, a tetrapodlike characteristic. It possessed a prominent ball-and-socket hip joint, which connected to a highly mobile femur that could extend beneath the body. Crests on the hip for muscle attachment indicated strength and advanced fin function. Although no femur bone was found, pelvic fin material, including long fin rays, indicated the hind fin was at least as long and as complex as its forefin.“This is an amazing pelvis, particularly the hip socket, which is very different from anything that we knew of in the lineage leading up to limbed vertebrates,” Daeschler said. “Tiktaalik was a combination of primitive and advanced features. Here, not only were the features distinct, but they suggest an advanced function. They appear to have used the fin in a way that’s more suggestive of the way a limb is used.”Tiktaalik pelves were still clearly fishlike, with primitive features such as an undivided skeletal configuration, as opposed to the three-part pelvic girdle of early tetrapods. However, the expanded size, mobility, and robustness of the pelvic girdle, hip joint, and fin of Tiktaalik made a wide range of motor behaviors possible.“It’s reasonable to suppose with those big fin rays that Tiktaalik used its hind fins to swim like a paddle,” Shubin said. “But it’s possible it could walk with them as well. African lungfish living today have similarly large pelves, and we showed in 2011 that they walk underwater on the bottom. Regardless of the gait Tiktaalik used, it’s clear that the emphasis on hind appendages and pelvic-propelled locomotion is a trend that began in fish, and was later exaggerated during the origin of tetrapods.”In addition to shedding new light on the development of tetrapods, the paper is noteworthy as one of Jenkins’ final academic works, Hanken said.“This may not be the last paper that will ever be published with his name, but it certainly is one of them,” he said of the scholar, who died in 2012. “Farish made a number of very important discoveries in the course of his career, and Tiktaalik was one of them. This is a very important paper, and it’s wonderful to see his work being completed.”Visitors to the Harvard Museum of Natural History can see a model of Tiktaalik roseae as part of its Evolution gallery, and learn more about ongoing evolution research at Harvard, from exciting new discoveries about human origins to surprising insights from new genetic and developmental studies on Darwin’s finches.last_img read more

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first_img All the Way How cool is it to be working with Bryan Cranston, who is at the height of fame right now— You don’t know that! He could get even more famous. [Laughs.] Michael McKean Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 See McKean in All the Way, opening March 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Would you ever want to star in another Broadway musical? You really hit the ground running with Hairspray. Hairspray was a lot of fun to learn—but a year and a half later I was back with The Pajama Game and that was hard. I had two big spotlight dances but also all the choral dances and everything. Getting into that stuff, at the time I was 58, and it’s like, enough is enough. There are parts I’d love to play, but I don’t think it would be on Broadway. But you never know! This is your second political play on Broadway in a row—what about All the Way hooked you? I was in Ashland, Oregon—my daughter [Nell Geisslinger] is an actress up there—so we were up there seeing some shows, and this play about LBJ sounded interesting to me, it was called All the Way. The very next day, [producer] Jeffrey Richards called me and said, “Hey, I hear you’re up in Ashland, why don’t you see this play called All the Way?” I said, “Well, I already saw it!” So a couple of months went by and he called me again, and he said, “Well, we’re gonna do the play, and do you want to play Hoover?” After two political roles on Broadway, would you ever want to run for office? Never! Never! I can’t imagine a worse life. I have my own superpowers. I don’t need someone to elect me to have power over other people. It’s awful just to have your life turned upside down and shaken loose. It’s just crazy. I don’t need that House of Cards thing. I love watching, but I ain’t gonna be in it! Star Files Do you remember the incident? Yes, I was standing on the curb and that controversial yellow light came up and one woman decided she wanted to make a left at exactly the same moment that a guy thought he was gonna charge through the yellow light, and they collided and double-teamed me. I’d love for there to be a cautionary tale, but you can’t tell people not to stand on the corner and wait to cross, ‘cause that’s what you’re supposed to do! [Laughs.] Touché! How does having this superstar in the cast change the experience? I’m a big Breaking Bad fan, and the guy’s incredible, but it’s turned out to be more than that. He’s transformative. This is a guy who finds whatever there is to be found and he makes strong choices. He’s right on the money. Bryan’s star is very bright, but his LBJ is brighter. It’s active and it’s a real guy and he’s just doing a magnificent portrayal. Speaking for theater fans everywhere, why hasn’t Waiting For Guffman [which McKean contributed lyrics to] become a musical? Chris [Guest] and Eugene [Levy] looked at it—there are people who want to do Best in Show and Spinal Tap as musicals… The main problem, I think, in adapting any of these for the stage is these films were created improvisationally and because they were documentary-style, the viewer was essentially a character. I don’t think that works the same way on stage. Plus, Guffman’s got some great songs in it, but you can’t do a musical with only five songs. Related Shows This is a juicy role—how did you approach embodying J. Edgar Hoover? A lot of characters in this play, online, you can find them speaking extemporaneously, but you can’t find that with Hoover because he never did anything that wasn’t rigidly prepared. He was a stammerer when he was a kid, so I think his control of his image became very important to him. So I did some research on his life and tried to get a feel for what the guy is like inside. In this case, it’s a very simple action in this play, just to destroy Martin Luther King. He felt that King was a communist, and an organized black revolution could be the kind of trouble that he couldn’t address. He had a pretty good-sized ego and he thought he could defeat world communism. He was afraid of anything he couldn’t control. It’s so wonderful to see you back on Broadway after your accident—how are you feeling? Oh, I’m fine. I broke my leg, and I’m really lucky that that’s all that happened. I did some physical therapy in Los Angeles and I encountered people who are in much worse shape than me. I was up on the stage about six months after it happened, so I’m very lucky. View Comments Has it changed the way that you walk around the city? No. My wife, [actress Annette O’Toole] won’t use that corner now. If we’re walking together and we get to that corner, she says, “No, let’s go down and cross over here.” I say, “Well, the corner isn’t what hit me.” In over two decades on the Great White Way, Michael McKean had never missed a performance—but in 2012, on his way to perform in The Best Man on Broadway, the stage and screen star was struck by two cars, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. Now, the Laverne and Shirley, This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and SNL funnyman is back with a vengeance in a new dramatic role, playing FBI director J. Edgar Hoover opposite Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way. Below, McKean chats with Broadway.com about returning to Broadway after his accident, sharing the stage with Walter White—err, Bryan Cranston—and his thoughts on a Best In Show musical.last_img read more

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