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All-Star Tributes To Jerry Garcia & Dr. John To Be Released On CD/DVD

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first_imgLast year marked the beginning of a new and exciting tradition, as all-star tribute concerts popped up across the country for a number of beloved artists. Put on by the group Blackbird Presents, tributes to Jerry Garcia, Dr. John and Emmylou Harris captured the imaginations of musicians everywhere, and entranced fans with creative interpretations of legendary songs.Today we’ve learned that all three of those tributes will be released on CD and DVD, though the dates of these releases have yet to be revealed. The Dear Jerry tribute was easily one of the most exciting evenings of music, with all four surviving members of the Grateful Dead on hand, as well as performances from Widespread Panic, moe., Bruce Hornsby, Grace Potter, Jimmy Cliff, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Railroad Earth, The Disco Biscuits and more. For more about the releases, head to Blackbird’s website. You can also relive “Dear Jerry” through Erik Kabik’s photo gallery below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Funding international science research

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first_imgSix Harvard researchers have been awarded collaborative research grants from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), given for projects ranging from understanding neuronal language networks through primate evolution to predicting death in C. elegans.The Harvard recipients include David Nelson, Arthur K. Solomon Professor of Biophysics and professor of physics and applied physics; Andrew Murray, Herschel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics and director of the FAS Center for Systems Biology; Aravinthan Samuel, professor of physics; Jeff Lichtman, Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences; Florian Engert, professor of molecular and cellular biology; and Pier Pandolfi, George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine and director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Cancer Center.Each research team receives an average of $1 million over a three-year period. This year, awardees’ laboratories are located in 17 different countries, including 51 laboratories in Europe, 34 in North America, eight in Japan, and seven in Canada.“Our grant program is the only existing mechanism that supports scientists from more than two countries in a joint research effort,” said Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, secretary general of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization. “HFSP grants are unique because they offer a broad and unrestricted collaborative approach to teams of outstanding scientists from all over the world.”David Nelson, physics, and Andrew Murray, molecular and cellular biologyNelson and Murray will work with their French colleague François Taddei from the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris to study how social behaviors evolve in yeast and bacteria.Scientists usually think about organisms like this as single cells, floating about in nutrient broths, with each cell dividing independently, indifferent to the behavior and fate of its neighbors. Recent work has called this view into question. For example, sucrose, the sugar that yeast ferment to make wine, is broken down into two simpler sugars — glucose and fructose — by an enzyme that is lodged in the cell wall, rather than located inside the cell. As a result, most of the glucose a cell produces drifts away into the surrounding liquid, rather than being captured by the cell that liberated it. But if cells stick together, each one captures some of the glucose liberated by its near neighbors and, as a result, the cells are fed well enough to grow and divide. Murray’s lab has shown that this phenomenon creates a selective pressure that can drive the evolution of multicellular yeast clumps in the laboratory, suggesting that the better use of public goods may have been the original evolutionary pressure that led to the appearance of multicellular organisms.Their work will shed light on the factors that led to the evolution of cooperation between groups of genetically identical cells and the transfer of genes between genetically different cells, two types of interaction that have profoundly affected the evolution of microbes, plants, and animals.Aravinthan Samuel, physics, and Jeff Lichtman, molecular and cellular biology Samuel and Lichtman, in collaboration with current Radcliffe Fellow Mei Zhen (University of Toronto) and Jean-Louis Bessereau (University of Lyon), will use their HFSP award to look at whole nervous system development from birth to adult in the nematode C. elegans. The new field of connectomics — the study of comprehensive maps of connections called connectomes within an organism’s nervous system — is accelerating the use of electron microscopy to map entire brains at synaptic resolution, figuring out the connections between all neurons and muscle cells. During development, the brain and nervous system undergo radical changes to organize behavior from infancy to maturity. The small size of the nematode is advantageous as it provides the significant opportunity to map every change in the nervous system across an animal’s lifespan.Florian Engert, molecular and cellular biologyEngert will collaborate with Hérnan López-Schier of the German Research Center for Environmental Health inGermany and Ana Belen Elgoyhen of INGEBI-CONICET in Argentina on mechanosensation, the transmission and perception of neuronal stimuli. Their project will address distinguishing between external influences and self-generated stimuli in the brain.In addition, Pier Pandolfi, director of the Cancer Center at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, won an HFSP award for his project on non-coding RNA regulatory networks and their role in cancer cell biology.The Human Frontier Science Program is an international program of research support implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) based in Strasbourg, France. Its aims are to promote intercontinental collaboration and training in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research focused on the life sciences. HFSPO receives financial support from the governments or research councils of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as from the European Union.last_img read more

Venezuela Arrests FARC Guerrilla Wanted by Bogotá

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first_imgBy Dialogo September 21, 2012 A FARC guerrilla linked to a foiled attempt to bomb a police headquarters in Bogota in May was killed in a shoot out in Venezuela on September 19, Colombian officials said. Freddy Rojas Rincon, known by the alias “Boiteaux,” was captured in a hotel near the Colombian border after he was wounded in a shootout with Venezuelan security forces, Colombian police said. “He received medical attention but died hours later,” said Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, adding that Colombian intelligence services had been pursuing Rojas. Venezuela did not immediately report on the death, which came a day after Colombia’s last major drug lord, Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, was taken into custody in Venezuela. The police said Rojas was believed to be the “principal organizer” of a foiled attempt to detonate a car bomb outside of a police headquarters in the Colombian capital on May 15. The bomb was deactivated before it exploded, but in another part of the city the same day a second bombing also attributed to the FARC ripped through a vehicle carrying a former interior minister, killing two bodyguards and wounding about 40 other people.last_img read more

Search for Missing South FL Newborn Continues After Dad is Found Dead in Pasco County

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first_imgThe South Florida father accused of kidnapping his newborn child and triggering an Amber Alert on Wednesday morning has been found dead, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies there say there is no sign of the one-week-old baby boy and are still looking for him.An Amber Alert was issued early Wednesday for the missing one-week-old baby boy.Sheriff Nocco live to discuss the abandoned vehicle and amber alert https://t.co/dPlljtGtzh— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) January 29, 2020 The child and the suspect, 49-year-old Andrew Caballeiro, were last seen near 21900 Southwest 187th Avenue in Miami. Authorities had been searching for a White Ford passenger van with Florida Tag number KUSK23. Caballeiro is reportedly the child’s father.Pasco County Sheriff’s officials held a news conference Wednesday evening. Deputies received a call just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding a suspicious vehicle in a rural area. Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies discovered a deceased male inside with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.The vehicle and clothing on the man matched the description provided in the Amber Alert issued Wednesday morning.According to deputies, one witness saw a blonde woman sitting in the van’s front passenger seat. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is asking that woman to come forward with the baby.Meanwhile, Miami-Dade Police continue investigating a triple murder that occurred at the home where the infant was last seen. Three women were shot dead there, and Caballeiro is said to be related to at least one of them.Triple Murder in Miami Prompts Amber Alert for Babylast_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma Joins Virat Kohli And Gautam Gambhir In Achieving This Illustrious Feat

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma had a fabulous series against South Africa when he was chosen to open the batting for  the Indian cricket team. In Vizag, he smashed 176 and 127 to become the sixth Indian to score a century in both innings. In Ranchi, he hammered his maiden double ton and his tally of 529 runs won him the Man of the Series and Man of the Match awards. Rohit’s efforts helped him advance 12 places to 10th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings. This put him in a unique list of Indian players for this achievement.According to the latest ICC rankings, Rohit is now in the top 10 list of batsmen in all three formats. Rohit held a career-high ranking of second in ODIs (in February 2018) and seventh in T20Is (November 2018). Rohit is the third Indian after Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir to be in the top 10 in all three formats of the game. Kohli has been number one in all three formats while Gambhir was at the top in Tests and T20Is while his best ranking was eighth in ODIs.Speaking after receiving both the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series Awards, Rohit said he wanted to capitalise on this opportunity. “It’s been a great start, so I don’t want to let it go. That started long back in 2013, when I started opening for India in white ball cricket. I realised you need to have discipline at the start of the innings. Once you are in, you can play your game. That’s what I have done, I follow a certain template that allows me to have some success,” Rohit said. Also Read | I Don’t Want To Let Go A Good Start: Rohit Sharma After Record SeriesRohit added that he needed to maintain discipline and that support from the team management and the skipper played a vital part in his confidence. “You need support from the management, coach, captain, that has helped a lot. Test cricket is a different ball game, getting that big score will give me confidence moving forward. I was trying to be mindful about that. You need to be disciplined, I kept talking to myself,” Rohit said. last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Chance for hot start to season lies ahead

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first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will face off against two Hockey East conference teams in their regular season-opening weekend, playing against Boston College Friday and Merrimack College Saturday.This fresh Badger team has already had a few opportunities to build chemistry, as they beat British Columbia twice in exhibition games by scores of 3–0 and 7–5.Their young talent has already seemed to find their rhythm, freshmen Alex Turcotte, Cole Caufield, Owen Lindmark and Dylan Holloway all put points on the board. Head Coach Tony Granato and the Badgers hope this hot start will carry over to the regular season.Men’s Hockey: Badgers NHL draftees set to take off in freshman seasonFollowing an NHL Draft that featured four Badgers, the University of Wisconsin squad is loaded with young talent. Alex Turcotte, Read…The Golden Eagles already started their regular season in full, defeating the University of New Brunswick by a score of 4–2.Wisconsin swept Boston College at home in their two-game series last season by scores of 3–0 and 7–5. The Golden Eagles had a losing record last season, yet they flew to the Hockey East Championship as the seventh seed where they were eliminated by third-seeded Northeastern. Wisconsin and BC had disappointing outcomes to their seasons but are both hungry for a bounce-back year.Likewise, both squads are bringing in new talent, as Boston College’s group of freshmen features five draft picks from this year’s NHL Draft.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin’s overloaded 2019-20 freshmen class is its best in yearsThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team recently landed a surplus of talent in their 2019 freshman class. The incoming Read…Forwards Matthew Boldy (12th overall) and Alex Newhook (16th overall), defensemen Drew Helleson (47th overall) and Marshall Warren (166th overall) and goalie Spencer Knight (13th overall) all joined the Golden Eagles this season.This matchup featuring two offensive juggernauts should shape up to be an exciting and fast-paced game, which is why the Badgers will need their defense and goalkeeping to step up. Defensemen K’Andre Miller and Wisconsin captain Wyatt Kalynuk should have their hands full Friday.The Badgers will head to North Andover to play Merrimack College on Saturday, another team looking to rebound after a last-place finish in the Hockey East this past season. The Warriors have not gotten off to a great start thus far, as they were swept in a two-game series on the road against Lake Superior State.The Warriors were led by forward Chase Gresock last season. Gresock put up a team-high 24 points in 34 games as a freshman and already has two goals in two games this season.Merrimack College has improved its top nine forward group, but their issues are still prevalent on both ends of the ice, as they scored just two goals per game and allowed 3.9 goals per game, both statistics being among the worst in their conference.Furthermore, they held a measly 12% average on the power play, whereas their opponents averaged a whopping 26% average against them.These issues for Merrimack College should benefit the Badgers well, as Wisconsin’s potent and high-motor offense may feed off of their back end.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin’s season ends after gut-wrenching 4–3 OT loss to Penn StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (14-18-5) saw their season come to an end Sunday after dropping the tie-breaking Read…Wisconsin has an excellent opportunity to begin this year of high expectations with a strong start and will seek to come home with two wins.Game time is at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game can be viewed on NESN+ and listened to live on 1310WIBA. Saturday’s game can be listened to live on 1070 WTSO. Both games can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerMHockey.The Badgers will play at the Kohl Center for the first time next weekend, Oct. 18-19, against two-time reigning NCAA champion Minnesota Duluth.last_img read more