The String Cheese Incident Fights Through The Rain At The Après In Aspen

first_imgOn Saturday, The String Cheese Incident played their second show of the weekend at Aspen, CO’s inaugural The Après, a new festival in collaboration with the area’s renowned live music venue, Belly Up Aspen. The night prior, the sextet offered up an electric two-set performance at the Belly Up.Following a brief weather delay, The String Cheese Incident opened up their first set with “Manga”, a fairly new tune that was inspired by legendary Cameroonian bassist Andre Manga and debuted last summer at Electric Forest. The band moved forward with an exploratory take on “Texas”, highlighted by some explosive work from Michael Kang on his electric mandolin. Following a brief pause, Kang picked up his fiddle as the sextet moved forward with “Valley Of The Jig”. Michael Travis and Jason Hann set the tone with a tight trancey rhythm behind their kits, allowing keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth to send the jam into a spacey realm, as he messed around with his synth. A tender take on “Barstool” came next, followed by “Illegal” and a roaring “It Is What It Is”. The String Cheese Incident brought their first set to a close with the Hollingsworth-led “Colliding”.Following a brief setbreak, The String Cheese Incident returned to open up their second set with “So Far From Home”. Bill Nershi offered up some nice work on the acoustic guitar, along with some funky interplay out of Hollingsworth’s corner. With Keith Moseley laying down a meaty groove on the bass, the band moved forward with “Sirens”, giving Kang a chance to fire off a scorching solo. Fighting through the cold rain, SCI continued with “One Step Closer”, “Bhangra Saanj”, and a crowd-pleasing rendition of “Shantytown”. “Shantytown” made way for a “Drums” segment before the band closed out their second set with “Let’s Go Outside”.Tonight, The String Cheese Incident returns to The Après in Aspen, CO for their final performance of the weekend.The String Cheese Incident’s 25th-anniversary schedule will continue with a two-night stand at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO on April 19th and 20th. From there, the band will head down to the Big Easy during the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for a trio of special performances including a show at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows at Mardi Gras World with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on May 3rd and 4th.The band will continue with a performance at Cumberland, MD’s DelFest on May 24th, followed by a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. SCI will also make summer festival appearances at Electric Forest, The Peach Music Festival, and FloydFest, as well as a four-night Independence Day run, and their annual three-night homecoming run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 19th, 20th, and 21st.For ticketing information and a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | The Après | Aspen, CO | 4/6/2019Set One: Manga, Texas, Vally Of The Jig, Barstool, Illegal > It Is What It Is, CollidingSet Two: So Far From Home > Sirens > One Step Closer > Bhangra Saanj, Shantytown > Drums > Let’s Go Outsidelast_img read more

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New dean for Faculty of Medicine

first_img Produced and edited by Joe Sherman/Harvard Staff Daley has been professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at HMS since 2010 and has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008. In July he became the Robert A. Stranahan Professor of Pediatrics at HMS, having previously held appointments as professor of pediatrics at HMS and as the inaugural Samuel E. Lux IV Chair of Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital.A former chief resident in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (1994 to 1995), Daley maintained an active clinical practice in hematology/oncology at MGH and then at Children’s Hospital until assuming his administrative role as director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program and associate chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s and at Dana-Farber in 2009. He also serves as associate director of the broader Stem Cell Program based at Children’s, which he helped launch in 2004.He has served since 1995 as a member of the faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), since 2004 as a founding member of the executive committee of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and since 2009 as an associate member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and a core faculty member of the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Children’s.Daley’s research focuses on the use of mouse and human disease models to identify mechanisms that underlie blood disorders and cancer. His lab aims to define fundamental principles of how stem cells contribute to tissue regeneration and repair and improve drug and transplantation therapies for patients with malignant and genetic bone marrow disease.Beyond his research, Daley has been a principal figure in developing international guidelines for conducting stem cell research and for the clinical translation of stem cells, particularly through his work with the International Society for Stem Cell Research, for which he has served in several leadership positions, including president (2007 to 2008). He has also testified before Congress and spoken in forums worldwide on the scientific and ethical dimensions of stem cell research and its promise in treating disease.After earning his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard in 1982, Daley went on to earn his Ph.D. in biology (1989) at MIT, working in David Baltimore’s laboratory at the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1991 with the rare distinction of summa cum laude. He then pursued clinical training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a clinical fellow at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s hospitals. While running a laboratory as a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute, he joined the HMS faculty as an assistant professor in 1995, was promoted to associate professor in 2004, was named to an endowed chair at Children’s Hospital in 2009, and became a full professor at HMS in 2010.His teaching efforts include serving as course director for the “Molecular Medicine” course at HMS and for an undergraduate course on “Stem Cells in Disease” in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Earlier, for more than a decade, he led the “Research in Health Sciences and Technology” course in the HST program. He has trained dozens of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and is a frequent participant in seminars and grand rounds at schools and hospitals both locally and beyond. In 2012 he was recognized with HMS’s A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award.Important contributions from the Daley laboratory have included the creation of customized stem cells to treat genetic immune deficiency in a mouse model (together with Rudolf Jaenisch), the differentiation of germ cells from embryonic stem cells, the generation of disease-specific pluripotent stem cells by direct reprogramming of human fibroblasts, and demonstration of the role of the LIN28/let-7 pathway in cancer. In past research, he demonstrated the central role of the BCR/ABL oncoprotein in human chronic myelogenous leukemia, work that provided critical target validation for development of Gleevec, a highly successful chemotherapy.Daley was an inaugural winner of the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for highly innovative research (2004). His numerous honors include the American Philosophical Society’s Judson Daland Prize for achievement in patient-oriented research, the American Pediatric Society’s E. Mead Johnson Award for contributions to stem cell research, the American Society of Hematology’s E. Donnall Thomas Prize for advances in human-induced pluripotent stem cells, and the International Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Foundation’s Janet Rowley Prize for outstanding lifetime contribution to the understanding and/or treatment of the disease. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, among other professional societies.In announcing Daley’s appointment, Faust and Garber jointly expressed their gratitude “to the many people across the Harvard medical community who offered their perspectives and counsel on the deanship — and on the important opportunities ahead for Harvard medicine, both on the Quad and across our peerless array of affiliated institutions. We owe special thanks to the members of the search advisory committee, who came together across the preclinical departments, the affiliates, and the larger University to help us arrive at an excellent outcome.”Faust and Garber recognized and thanked Barbara J. McNeil, the Ridley Watts Professor of Health Care Policy and professor of radiology at HMS, who became acting dean of the Faculty of Medicine on Aug. 1.In addition, they renewed their gratitude to Jeffrey S. Flier, who stepped down as dean on July 31 after nine years of distinguished leadership. “In a domain energized by the interplay of scientific rigor, innovative thinking, and humane concern for others,” Faust said when Flier first announced his plans, “Jeff has not only affirmed those qualities but embodied them.”“Harvard Medical School is the epicenter of biomedical research, a revered alma mater to innovators in science and medicine, a magnet for talent, and the home to many scientific and clinical firsts,” said Flier. “George Daley embodies the spirit and the values of this institution. He is a consummate physician-scientist, a passionate researcher, and a clinician known for his empathy and acumen, a beloved teacher and a proven leader. He is perfectly suited to lead HMS in the next phase of its quest to generate new knowledge and alleviate human suffering.” George Q. Daley, an internationally recognized leader in stem cell science and cancer biology and a longtime member of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty who spans the fields of basic science and clinical medicine, will become the next dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard President Drew Faust and Provost Alan Garber announced today.A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with a Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Daley currently serves as professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology and as the Robert A. Stranahan Professor of Pediatrics at HMS, as well as director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He will take up his new duties on Jan. 1, 2017.“George Daley is an eminent scientist, a dedicated educator, an adept bridge-builder, a compelling advocate for scientific discovery, and a person of remarkable leadership qualities and thoughtful judgment,” said Faust in announcing the appointment. “From his work at the forefront of basic science to his focus on combating disease, from his role in developing international guidelines for stem cell research to his activities at the crossroads of medicine and biotechnology, he brings to all that he does an energetic and imaginative commitment to advancing discovery and improving lives.”Said Daley: “I am honored to have been asked by President Faust and Provost Garber to serve as dean. The people across the Harvard medical community embody one of the world’s great resources for broadening scientific understanding and realizing medicine’s promise to enhance the quality and longevity of people’s lives. I feel humbled by the prospect of leading so talented a community with so essential a mission — a community whose dynamism, growing diversity, and shared concern for the well-being of others are a deep source of strength. It will be a singular privilege to work with people across the Quad, our extraordinary affiliates, and the University to sustain and elevate Harvard’s leadership in academic medicine.”Added Garber: “George Daley knows Harvard, he knows our affiliated hospitals and research institutes, and he fully appreciates the Harvard medical community’s vital role in shaping the future of biomedical science and education at a time of transformative changes in medicine and the life sciences. He also understands the challenges facing our healthcare system and the importance of assuring care for those most in need. He is a remarkable scientist and an equally remarkable person, as humane and collegial as he is intelligent and accomplished. I am confident he will do an outstanding job leading Harvard medicine forward.”last_img read more

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New pipeline to secure fuel supply

first_img“Such revisions are common in projects of this complexity, uniqueness and size,” said Transnet acting CEO Chris Wells. “The [pipeline], whose construction is about 33% complete, is the largest multi-product pipeline in the world and will have a lifespan of over 70 years.” State company Transnet is busy building a multi-product pipeline between Johannesburg and Durban – the largest of its kind in the world – to ensure the security of South Africa’s fuel supply while easing congestion on one of Africa’s busiest road corridors. Multi-product pipelines are the safest, most cost-effective and efficient means of moving petroleum products. Source: BuaNews The move to Island View resulted in an 11km increase in the length of the pipeline, affecting the hydraulics and requiring a change of design. It will replace the existing Durban to Johannesburg pipeline, which is both nearing the end of its lifespan and is unable to cater for increased capacity. Complex, unique project The relocation of the construction of coastal terminals from the old Durban International Airport to Island View in the Port of Durban, and some delays in obtaining required statutory approvals, were cited as the main reason for schedule variations. The company has requested an amendment to its construction licence to allow for timeline changes, as the original completion date was set for December 2012. 11 October 2010 Once fully operational, Transnet says, the pipeline will reduce the number of fuel tankers on the road by at least 60%, thereby reducing road maintenance costs and easing congestion on the Joburg-Durban route. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa awarded Transnet the licence to build the pipeline, including a 16 inch inland network and two terminals, in December 2007. The pipeline, the single biggest project in Transnet’s R93-billion five-year capital expenditure programme, is expected to be ready for operation by December 2013.last_img read more

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New unit to address HIV, mental illness

first_img17 September 2012 The Lufuno Neuropsychiatric Centre was launched at Tara Hospital in Johannesburg last week to widen the range of care given to patients living with HIV/Aids and mental illness. Patients at Lufuno – which means “love” in TshiVenda – will be given comprehensive care for the management and treatment of HIV and Aids, as well as an integrated outpatient neuropsychiatry service for clients with both mental illness and HIV. Deputy Health Minister Gwen Ramokgopa said that until recently not enough attention had been paid to the issue of the concomitance of mental disorders and HIV. She said the tide was slowly turning as research was being done to understand the phenomenon. Ramokgopa also noted that as the disease load increased, so too did the burden of mental disorders. She was optimistic that the new centre at Tara would go a long way towards helping the country formulate a response to this challenge.‘Centre of excellence’ “We look forward to Tara Hospital as a centre of excellence for mental illnesses and a unit like Lufuno to find solutions for society to not only to deal with clinical matters, but also public outcomes … we need to assure the public that together, we are capable of dealing with things,” Ramokgopa said. Ramokgopa also called on experts to work closely with society to find solutions for the treatment of mental stress. She urged the hospital’s staff to not only work to understand individual patients, but to partner with institutions like the Human Sciences Research Council to broaden the research scope. She also challenged researchers to do more work to understand the impact of the concomitance of HIV and mental disorders. “We need to ensure that research is on-going and knowledge is flowing. We don’t want to base services on situations that are [dated]. We need evidence-based medicine to be practised. “This facility provides us with a possibility of getting to the bottom of the cause of stress and vulnerability to mental illness in South Africa.”Providing an integrated service Tara Hospital chief executive officer, Florence Otiano, said the Lufuno clinic was a unique opportunity to help the hospital become a centre of excellence, providing an integrated service to the very vulnerable population on the one hand, and on the other, training for health professionals and specialists conducting research in the field of neuropsychiatry. “This is an unexplored area in South Africa that will be contributing to evidence based medicine in this field. HIV and Aids has brought a whole suffering to humankind,” Otiano said. “As more people live longer with HIV, the mental illness associated with will increase and this needs to be addressed.” Mafika Mkwanazi, chairperson of Transnet – which is one of the sponsors of the centre – said the centre will play a vital role in the treatment of HIV. “It will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of many patients. One of the motivating factors in supporting this initiative is that it forms an integral part of the governance of the HIV/Aids and STI strategic plan for South Africa. “The primary aim is to reduce the number of new HIV infections. This will go a long way towards achieving these goals,” said Mkwanazi. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Why I Started Exercising First Every Day

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now For five years, I wrote a blog post every morning at 5:00 AM. On the weekends I might have slept in until 7:00 AM, but the first thing I did upon waking was grabbing a cup of coffee, sitting down at my desk, and start writing the daily blog.Waking up at 5:00 AM to write was what allowed me to be consistent. It allowed me to invest time in writing and developing my social presence without having to give up anything else. Well, almost anything else. I did have to give up the time I spent exercising.A few months ago I decided that writing this blog was not my very highest priority. In fact, writing a blog post first each day was working against my highest priority. My highest value is freedom. And I need the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health to pursue that goal. So I decided to make a change.Now, seven days a week, the first thing I do each day is drive to the small gym run by my personal trainer to lift weights and do bodyweight exercises. My personal trainer believes in a core routine of deadlifts, clean and press, squats, and push and pull motions. He also loves intense bodyweight exercises, like push ups and pull-ups (which exposes your exceedingly limited upper body strength better than any other exercise).I don’t do physical labor in any of my work roles (unless you consider typing physical labor). I am what Peter Drucker described as a “knowledge worker.” But my body is the vessel in which my brain and mind live, and it is critical that I keep that environment in impeccably good health.Your physical health is the foundation of every other result you produce. By putting my health and fitness first, I ensure that it gets done before the rest of my work day crowds out the time and the energy I need. You make that expended energy you are using energy, but you are creating energy.Whatever your priorities are, you are going to achieve them faster and more certainly if you take care of your health first. This is why I started exercising first every morning.last_img read more

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Punjab delegation meets Sikhs in Meghalaya

first_imgA four-member delegation from Punjab on Wednesdaymet members of the Sikh community in Meghalaya after reports emerged that they have been told to leave the State by the authorities there. The delegation assured full support of Punjab government to them. The delegation is scheduled to meet Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday, an official release stated here. The delegation, led by Punjab Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, included MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa and MLAs Kulbir Singh Zira and Kuldeep Singh Vaid. ‘Infringement of rights’“The Punjab government will take all possible steps to bring the current dispute to an amicable settlement,” said Mr. Randhawa, adding that the “infringement” of the civil rights of the Sikhs who lived in Shillong for over 200 years would not be allowed at any cost. An official release quoting the Minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was fully seized of the matter and was personally in touch with his counterpart in Meghalaya on this issue. ‘Serious view’Mr. Randhawa appreciated Mr. Sangma for his efforts to diffuse the tension, maintaining that the Punjab CM had taken a serious view of the media reports regarding threats being issued to Sikhs in Shillong. The members of the Sikh community in Meghalaya told the delegation that the administration there had dubbed the area where they lived as “slum” and wanted their eviction. The delegation said they were for a peaceful solution to the problem and would discuss the matter with the Meghalaya Chief Minister. The delegation also visited Gurdwara Nanak Darbar in Shillong, whose president Gurjeet Singh complained that they were being forcibly evicted by the Meghalaya government.last_img read more

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Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) works against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-90 on Wednesday night.Jrue Holiday scored 13 points and Darius Miller chipped in 13 on four 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who’ve won two straight.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans made 20 of 37 shots in the second half, when they led by as many as 30 points.New Orleans outrebounded San Antonio 45-39 and outscored the Spurs 50-36 in the paint. Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice MOST READ Pau Gasol had 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 16 in a largely frustrating night for San Antonio. The Spurs shot only 39.8 percent (35 of 88) and went 6 of 24 from 3-point range.Rudy Gay added 19 for the Spurs, who raced to a lead as large as 15 points in the first quarter, but trailed 50-42 at halftime after the Pelicans surged ahead for good with a 15-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDavis had six points during the spurt, which began with his jumper and included his alley-oop dunk.The Pelicans then blew the game open by closing the third quarter with a 26-6 run fueled largely by Davis, who scored 12 of his points in the third quarter and also had a steal to set up one of Miller’s 3s. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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10 months ago​Trabzonspor confirm no Liverpool offer for Omur

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Trabzonspor confirm no Liverpool offer for Omurby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu says Liverpool have not made an offer for Abdulkadir Omur. The 19-year-old, dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’, has been linked with Liverpool in recent weeks, despite the club’s plethora of attacking talent.The Liverpool Echo reported this week that the Merseyside club were not interested in signing Omur this month, and Agaoglu has confirmed those reports.”If the numbers we want come from the lower teams of the European leagues, this offer is not [acceptable] in our opinion,” Agaoglu said. “[Omur] deserve[s] to play at the highest level in Europe.”[We] did not receive an official offer from Liverpool but there are offers from other clubs.” last_img read more

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Rivals Has Added 2 Sixth-Graders To Its Football Recruiting Database

first_imgSixth-grade phenom Daron Bryden gets a Rivals profile.It’s no secret that college football coaches are pursuing recruits at younger and younger ages. But should there be an age that’s considered too young? This week, Rivals.com has added two sixth-grade players to its database. One – Daron Bryden – is a 5-foot-2, 105-pound quarterback. The other – Tyson Thornton – is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound running back. News of their inclusion on the site has been making the rounds.Rivals announces it will now monitor 6th graders for football (H/T @JeffDLowe, @USATODAYsports) pic.twitter.com/BIElTQ1Z7Q— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 16, 2015If you’re wondering what film of a sixth-grade football star looks like, well, here you go. Bryden’s father has been campaigning for his son for years.It’ll be interesting to see if either actually winds up playing collegiate football in the end.last_img read more

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