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Intermountain West

The Intermountain West, or Intermountain Region, is a geographic and geological region of the Western United States. It is located between the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada on the west; the Intermountain West has a range and plateau topography. Some of the region's rivers reach the Pacific Ocean, such as the Columbia Colorado River. Other regional rivers and streams are in endorheic basins and cannot reach the sea, such as the Walker River and Owens River; these flow into brackish or seasonally dry lakes or desert sinks. Portions of this region include: Basin and Range Province Colorado Plateau Great Basin Intermontane Plateaus The climate of the Intermountain Region is affected by location and elevation; the sub-regions are in rain shadows from the Cascade or Sierra Nevada ranges that block precipitation from Pacific storms. The winter weather depends on latitude. In the southern portion, winters are shorter and have less winter precipitation and snow.

In the northern portion, winters are moist. All areas have hot summers. North American Monsoon storms can occur in the region during the mid-summer, coming northeast from the Pacific Ocean and Mexican Plateau; the flora at lower elevations includes deserts and xeric shrublands and temperate grasslands and shrublands biome vegetation. Higher elevation montane habitats include temperate coniferous forests biome vegetation, including groves and forests of various species of pine, juniper and other trees, understory shrubs, perennials. Intermountain West ecoregions include: Range ecoregion -- North American Deserts. Cattle ranching is practiced in the region as well. Cultivated crops include corn, sugar beets, grass hay, alfalfa, the latter two crops are used for livestock feed. For thousands of years the Intermountain West has been the homeland for many Native American cultures and bands; the 18th-century fur trade, 19th-century westward expansion of the United States brought irreversible cultural changes.

The completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad through the region accelerated non-native settlements and development. The Intermountain West area centered in Utah is associated with Latter-day Saint settlements, the region has the highest percentage of LDS members in the United States currently; that region is known as the Mormon Corridor. Because of its low population density and diverse economy, the survivalist writers James Wesley Rawles and Joel Skousen both recommend the region as a preferred locale for "strategic relocation" and for building survival retreats, thus referring to it as the American Redoubt; the intermountain states are considered to be Nevada, Idaho south of the Salmon River, Arizona north of the Mogollon Rim, western Colorado and northwestern New Mexico west of the Rocky Mountains. The intermountain states are so named from having all or portions between the Rockies and Cascades; the intermountain states are included among states classified as the Mountain States.

Western United States Index: Regions of the Western United States

GNE (gene)

Bifunctional UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the GNE gene. The bifunctional enzyme, UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase regulates and initiates biosynthesis of N-acetylneuraminic acid, a precursor of sialic acids. UDP-GlcNAc 2-epimerase activity is rate-limiting for the biosynthesis of sialic acid and is required for sialylation in hematopoietic cells; the activity of the enzyme can be controlled at the transcriptional level and can affect the sialylation and function of specific cell surface molecules expressed on B cells and myeloid cells. Modification of cell surface molecules with sialic acid is crucial for their function in many biologic processes, including cell adhesion and signal transduction. Differential sialylation of cell surface molecules is implicated in the tumorigenicity and metastatic behavior of malignant cells. Sialuria is a rare inborn error of metabolism characterized by cytoplasmic accumulation and increased urinary excretion of free NeuAc.

GNE human gene location in the UCSC Genome Browser. GNE human gene details in the UCSC Genome Browser. GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Sialuria

Astrid Gynnild

Astrid Gynnild is professor of media studies at the Department of Information and Media Studies at the University of Bergen Norway. Gynnild is principal investigator of the trans-disciplinary research project ViSmedia 2015–19. Gynnild heads the journalism program at the University of Bergen, which in 2017 will be integrated into Media City Bergen, her research interests lie at the intersection of digital journalism and new technologies. She is engaged in developing new forms of learning in profession oriented disciplines in higher education, her scientific articles are published in journals such as Digital Journalism, Journalism Studies, Nordicom Review and #ISOJ Journal. In 2011–12, Gynnild was visiting research scholar at university of California, where she worked on projects of journalistic innovation and surveillance, she got her PhD from the Department of Information and Media Studies in Bergen in 2006 after developing a grounded theory on creative and productive aspects of journalistic work processes, "Creative Cycling of News Professionals."

The theory of creative cycling explains how journalists develop and apply flexible, individualized solutions to handle increasing expectations of professional productivity in their work. The theory development was fueled by Gynnild's broad professional background in journalism. Before moving into a second career in academia, Gynnild was a reporter of sports, world news and the photo and graphics editor in one of Norway's largest newspapers, Adresseavisen, she was a newsroom developer and manager of extensive redesign processes in the paper. Gynnild was a Professor of Journalism at the University of Stavanger 2012–14 and has taught at the Volda University College and Oslo University College. For more than a decade, Gynnild has been an active contributor to the global community of classic grounded theorists, she is the co-author, with Vivian B. Martin, of the anthology Grounded Theory: The Philosophy and Work of Barney Glaser, published in 2012. Gynnild is Editor of Grounded Theory Review. Fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute, Chair of the Norwegian Council for Applied Media Research 2013–17.

Publications of Astrid Gynnild in research documentation system CRIStin Publications of Astrid Gynnild BIBSYS Astrid Gynnild, University of Bergen


Tawaan is a Pakistani television drama serial produced by Momina Duraid Productions and directed by Syed Wahb Jafri. It was first aired on 5 July 2018 on Hum TV, it is written by Rahat Jabeen. It stars Moomal Emmad Irfani in lead roles while Asad Siddiqui as second lead, it marks Hina Altaf Khan's third on-screen appearance with Asad Siddiqui after Gumrah and Sodai, with Emmad Irfani after Aik Thi Misaal and Kuch Na Kaho and with Moomal Khalid after Naatak. Asad and Emmad appeared together in Mah E Tamaam. Shehroze and Mahnoor are a engaged couple who are in love since their childhood, they are soon to get married, Mahnoor is accidentally hit by the car of a spoilt young man Zaman. The injuries prove fatal and Mahnoor dies, leaving Shehroze shattered. Driven by revenge, Shehroze is determined to make Zaman compensate the loss by killing Zaman's fiancée, Maryam. Shehroze stops. Shehroze cannot do such a cruel thing to an innocent soul so he just leaves, without harming Maryam in any way. After that Shehroz was embarrassed.

And Maryam had no choice. So she asked Shehroz to compensate his mistake by marrying her. Shehroz agreed and they start living although Shehroze maintains a certain distance from Maryam because he wants to stay loyal to his lady love Mahnoor. On Shehroze tells Maryam that she will always be a tawaan to him and therefore she leaves him and asks for a divorce however Shehroze doesn't want to get divorced as he is starting to love and doesn't want her to leave. Maryam hears Shehroze and his aunty Shabana talking about Maryam and how he loves her so much and can't live without her. Shabana tells him that he should take Maryam back as she realises how upset everyone is that she left in the first place. Shehroze goes to Maryam's house and sees Zaman talking to her about getting together and Shehroze walks in and Zaman shoots Maryam. Maryam is taken to hospital and survives and Shehroze confesses his love for her. Maryam and Shehroze get back together and everyone lives ever after. Emmad Irfani as Shehroze Moomal Khalid as Mariyam Asad Siddiqui as Zaman Hina Altaf Khan as Mahnoor/Mano Hina Khawaja Bayat as Shabana Fazila Kaiser as Tahira Farhan Ali Agha as Wajahad Kaiser Khan Nizamani as Haider Annie Zaidi as Rayana (Zaman's mother Munawwar Saeed as Irfan Sajida Syed as Tabinda Naheed Shabbir as Annie The title song was sung by Zohaib Hassan.

The music was composed by Waqar Ali and the lyrics were written by Sabir Zafar List of programs broadcast by Hum TV Hum TV official website

Regular chain

In computer algebra, a regular chain is a particular kind of triangular set in a multivariate polynomial ring over a field. It enhances the notion of characteristic set. Given a linear system, one can convert it to a triangular system via Gaussian elimination. For the non-linear case, given a polynomial system F over a field, one can convert it to a finite set of triangular sets, in the sense that the algebraic variety V is described by these triangular sets. A triangular set may describe the empty set. To fix this degenerated case, the notion of regular chain was introduced, independently by Kalkbrener and Zhang. Regular chains appear in Chou and Gao. Regular chains are special triangular sets which are used in different algorithms for computing unmixed-dimensional decompositions of algebraic varieties. Without using factorization, these decompositions have better properties that the ones produced by Wu's algorithm. Kalkbrener's original definition was based on the following observation: every irreducible variety is uniquely determined by one of its generic points and varieties can be represented by describing the generic points of their irreducible components.

These generic points are given by regular chains. Denote Q the rational number field. In Q with variable ordering x1 < x2 < x3, T = is a triangular set and a regular chain. Two generic points given by T are and where a is transcendental over Q, thus there are two irreducible components, given by and, respectively. Note that: the content of the second polynomial is x2, which does not contribute to the generic points represented and thus can be removed; the variables in the polynomial ring R = k are always sorted as x1 <... < xn. A non-constant polynomial f in R can be seen as a univariate polynomial in its greatest variable; the greatest variable in f is called its main variable, denoted by mvar. Let u be the main variable of f and write it as f = a e u e + ⋯ + a 0,where e is the degree of f w.r.t. U and a e is the leading coefficient of f w.r.t. U; the initial of f is a e and e is its main degree. Triangular setA non-empty subset T of R is a triangular set, if the polynomials in T are non-constant and have distinct main variables.

Hence, a triangular set is finite, has cardinality at most n. Regular chainLet T = be a triangular set such that mvar <... < mvar, h i be the initial of ti and h be the product of hi's. T is a regular chain if r e s u l t a n t = r e s u l t a n t ≠ 0,where each resultant is computed with respect to the main variable of ti, respectively; this definition is from Yang and Zhang, of much algorithmic flavor. Quasi-component and saturated ideal of a regular chainThe quasi-component W described by the regular chain T is W = V ∖ V, that is,the set difference of the varieties V and V; the attached algebraic object of a regular chain is its saturated ideal s a t =: h ∞. A classic result is that the Zariski closure of W equals the variety defined by sat, that is, W ¯ = V,and its dimension is n - |T|, the difference of the number of variables and the number of polynomials in T. Triangular decompositionsIn general, there are two ways to decompose a polynomial system F; the first one is to decompose lazily, that is, only to represent its generic points in the sense, = ∩ i = 1 e s a t ( T

Nuacht RTÉ

Nuacht RTÉ le TG4 is the main news service for Irish language speakers on RTÉ television. The service is broadcast from the news studios at Baile na hAbhann in the Connemara Gaeltacht, County Galway. Nuacht RTÉ le TG4 broadcasts daily at 5:40pm on RTÉ One with a repeat aired on RTÉ News Now and available on-demand on the RTÉ Player and Nuacht TG4 airs on TG4 weeknights at weekends at 7:15 pm; the bulletin is researched by the TG4 Nuacht team. A team of 42 staff are employed in the research and presentation of both Nuacht RTÉ and Nuacht TG4. Three new technical positions have been created as a result of investment by RTÉ. Nuacht RTÉ had broadcast a summary of the main news headlines after the RTÉ News at One O'Clock; this bulletin had displayed subtitles in Irish, on the right half of the screen, taken directly from the autocue. It is still sometimes mistakenly advertised; the former 17:20 programme consisted of the main news stories of the day, a brief weather forecast and a teaser for that evening's Nuacht TG4.

It was presented by Siún Nic Gearailt on weekdays, by Brídóg Ni Bhuachalla on weekends. Both of the above programmes were presented from the RTÉ News studio at the RTÉ headquarters in Donnybrook, Dublin 4. Irish language news bulletins on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ Lyric FM are still presented from the RTÉ in Dublin, while those on RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta are presented from its headquarters in Casla, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe