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first_img[Audio: Scott T.]For a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Iroquois Amphitheatre | Louisville, KY | 8/25/2018Set 1: Dump City, Push & Pull, Looks, Out Of Order > Slacker, Example 1 > Raymond > Example 1, Roulette > Miss Tinkle’s OvertureSet 2: Der Bluten Kat > Cut the Cable[1] > Der Bluten Kat, Mad Love, Rock the Casbah > The Triple Wide > Triangle Tear, AugustEncore: 1348 > Soul Food II > 1348 Over the weekend, Umphrey’s McGee headed to the highly anticipated LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia, headlining Thursday night with alternating sets with Lettuce (during which both bands blew minds with their stellar transition between sets) as well as performing a set filled with Led Zeppelin classics on Friday evening with help from Jason Bonham, Taylor Hicks, and Derek Trucks. After these triumphant festival appearances, Umphrey’s McGee kept playing through the weekend, following up their two nights at LOCKN’ with a performance at the Iroquois Amphitheatre in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 25th.In Louisville, the band opened the show up with “Dump City”, followed by a performance of new tune “Push & Pull”, which marked the it’s you track’s third live performance. Continuing to work through material off their complementary pair of 2018 albums, it’s not us and it’s you, the group offered up “Looks” before more classic fare, such as a well-segued combo of “Out Of Order” into “Slacker”.However, the main highlight of the first frame and the show was the band’s performance of “Raymond”, which was sandwiched within “Example 1”. The band’s Louisville rendition of the “Raymond” marked the first live performance of the instrumental tune since April 3rd, 2014—a span of 424 shows. This also marked the 50th overall rendition since the song was debuted in 1999. Next, Umphrey’s McGee performed “Roulette”, dusting off the tune for the first time since March, before ending the set with “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”.Though “Raymond” served as the largest surprise of the night, the group did not ease up during their explosive second set. An extended “Der Bluten Kat” clocking in at 20 minutes in length kicked off set two, moving into the original version of “Cut The Cable” before briefly returning to “Der Bluten Kat” to close the segment. “Mad Love” came next ahead of a cover of The Clash‘s “Rock The Casbah”, which kicked off a jam-heavy string of songs including “The Triple Wide” and “Triangle Tear” ahead of the set-closing rendition of “August”. To close the night in full, Umphrey’s McGee offered another sandwich in the encore slot, taking “1348” into and back out of “Soul Food II”.You can listen to full audio from the show below.Umphrey’s McGee – Iroquois Amphitheatre – Full Audiolast_img read more

first_imgIn Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting, student body president Alex Coccia addressed the new student government sexual assault prevention campaign, “One Is Too Many.”“I’m very excited about it,” Coccia said. “[The program] will roll out next week, and training will begin soon. In total, we have 115 volunteers.”Volunteers for the campaign will speak to the dorms about ways to prevent sexual assault, forms of sexual assault, and resources available to students. Student body vice president Nancy Joyce spoke with hall rectors on Tuesday about the project, as well.During the meeting, dean of the College of Science Gregory Crawford gave updates on events in the college.“I like [to] come once a year to give you a little perspective on what’s going on in the college,” he said. “I think it’s pretty impressive what our students and faculty do.”Crawford spoke about enhancements to the research enterprise of the university, including raising more than $250 million in grants during the last three years, including a $23 million grant this year from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for research on malaria.Money was also allocated toward the hiring of additional science professors. During the last three years, the College of Science hired 43 new professors, increasing the faculty by about 25 percent. Crawford said the college plans to make 12 new hires before this May.Crawford said the college also plans to expand its horizons, building upon the current nuclear physics and stem cell research programs.Crawford said he also hopes to involve more undergraduate students in academic research.“In 2008, only 18 percent of undergraduates in the college of science were participating in research. By 2013, it was 58 percent,” Crawford said, adding that, 100 percent undergraduate participation is ultimately his goal.The college also plans to make changes to the biology curriculum, to be put into effect in the next few years. Crawford said one change would be a move towards a “flipped classroom,” where lectures are condensed and put online before each class so that valuable class time with professors can be dedicated to examples and problem sets.On Wednesday night, the senate also passed a resolution, on behalf of the student body, congratulating the men’s soccer team on their championship title.Food Services additionally announced a coffee tasting on January 27-28 to help decide what brand of coffee will replace the current type served in dining halls and at all events catered by Food Services.Contact Margaret Hynds at [email protected]: Senate, sexual assaultlast_img read more

first_imgVILLARD DE LANS, France (Reuters) – Lennard Kamna claimed his first Tour de France victory when he outwitted Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz to win the 16th stage, a 164-km ride from La Tour du Pin yesterday.The 24-year-old German took advantage of Ecuadorian Carapaz’s momentary loss of focus at the top of the last climb of the day to go solo and finished one minute 27 seconds ahead after charging down in the descent.Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach took third place, 1:56 off the pace as Slovenian Primoz Roglic retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey.Defending champion Egan Bernal, whose hopes of winning the race fell away when he cracked in Sunday’s 15th stage, was dropped from the main bunch in the ascent to Saint-Nizier, apparently suffering from back pains.It was a day to forget for Ineos-Grenadiers as Carapaz had to settle for second after two brutal attacks from the breakaway group in the decisive climb had left his rivals in the red.But Kamna, who narrowly missed out on a stage win last week when he lost a two-man sprint against Colombian Dani Martinez in Puy Mary, went solo just when Carapaz was recovering from his effort at the top.Tomorrow’s 17th stage is a brutal mountain trek in the Alps, over 170km and ending in Meribel at the top of the Col de la Loze, 2,304 metres above sea level.last_img read more

first_imgWith another boys basketball battle between West Genesee and Corcoran heading toward another dramatic conclusion on Friday night, Will Amica took charge.Amica scored seven of his team’s final nine points and set a new career mark with 36 points overall, all of which helped the Wildcats earn a 69-61 victory over the Cougars.It was yet another instance of Amica coming up with big plays down the stretch, something he did quite often in WG’s run to the 2019 state Class AA championship, but hadn’t yet needed this season during the Wildcats’ 3-1 start.“I know how to control my game, stay composed and think out what I have to do,” said Amica.Those thoughts on this night involved taking a larger role in WG’s attack, especially with Kam Jones not in the lineup and an opponent (Corcoran) that split two memorable showdowns with the Wildcats a season ago.Amica matched Corcoran all by himself with 13 points in the game’s first 11 minutes, helping his side build a 24-13 edge before the Cougars roared back and took its first lead, 37-36, early in the third quarter.Despite hot shooting spells by Corcoran, WG mostly stuck with a 2-3 zone defense that collapsed on whichever Cougars player drove to the basket.That helped the Wildcats lead most of the way, but Corcoran rallied again in the fourth quarter, and it would go back and forth, the two sides exchanging the lead seven times in a span of less than four minutes.Trailing 61-60, WG again got the ball to Amica, who hit a corner 3-pointer with 3:03 left that put the Wildcats ahead for good.As WG’s defense tightened and shut out Corcoran the rest of the way, Amica added two more late baskets after a layup from Anthony Dattellas.It was Sam Gallager (nine points), John Benson (eight points) and James Tully (six points) helping Amica the most as Corcoran got 20 points from DeJour REaves, 14 points from D.J. Haynes and 11 points from Dewayne Young, all in the first half.All of this was part of a busy Friday for area teams, including Skaneateles, who was no. 13 in the first state Class B rankings of the fall thanks to its 4-0 start and moved up to no, 10 a week later.And the Lakers made it five in a row at Institute of Technology Central, prevailing 64-42 as it outscored the Eagles 41-17 over the course of the second and third quarters to overcome a slow start.Solvay faced Jordan-Elbridge that same night, the first time these two had met since the Eagles’ dramatic win over the Bearcats in the opening round of the 2019 Section III Class B playoffs.Here, there was no last-second drama, but a bit of payback on Solvay’s part. Steadily building a 44-35 lead through three quarters, the Bearcats went on to defeat J-E 54-45 to improve to 3-2 as the Eagles fell to 4-2.Marcellus, whose lone defeat of the season came to Skaneateles on Dec. 13, rebounded in its next outing at Homer, relying on its depth to pull away from the Homer Trojans in a 58-39 victory.Only Matt Kershaw, with 11 points, hit double figures for the Mustangs, but Luke Ingianni and Jared Sammon were close behind, getting eight points apiece. Sean Tierney and Ryan Sammon each had six points, with Tristan Jarvi and Will Kimber both getting five points.And two days before Christmas, Westhill, who had started the season 0-3, got a massive win at Cazenovia, defeating the state Class B no. 18-ranked Lakers 52-48 as it rallied in the fourth quarter to prevail.The Warriors were winless before topping General Brown 55-42 on Dec. 14, the game where Zach Brown passed 1,000 career points, getting 14 points overall as Elliott Rouse led Westhill with 18 points and Liam Sanborn got eight points. Tags: boys basketballJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWest Genesee Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

first_imgShe has thus become the second Nigerian nay African woman to break 12.50 seconds in the event after Alozie who ran 12.44 in 1998.All eyes will now be on the petite Nigerian as she tries to make history in Brussels this Friday as the first Nigerian to win the IAAF Diamond League title after Blessing Okagbare failed to do so last Thursday in Zurich.Amusan, currently the fourth fastest athlete over the distance so far this year will be up against the formidable duo of Jamaica’s Danielle Williams who tops the world list with her 12.32 seconds she ran in London in July and USA’s world record holder, Kendra Harisson who holds a personal season’s best of 12.43 seconds.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barely days after adding the All Africa Games gold to the African Championship title she won last year in Asaba, Delta State, sprint hurdler, Tobiloba Amusan ran 12.51 seconds, the second fastest time of her storied career to win the 100m hurdles at the ISTAF IAAF meeting at the Olympia Stadion (Olympic Stadium) in Berlin, Germany yesterday.The Nigerian seems to be coming to form at the right moment as she looks forward to emulating compatriot, Glory Alozie as the second Nigerian nay African woman to win a sprint hurdles title at the IAAF World Championships in Doha at the end of the month.Sunday’s run inside 13 seconds was Amusan’s 13th for the year and the second fastest after setting a new lifetime best of 12.49 seconds at the middle of July at the Meeting Pro Athlé Tour de Sotteville les Rouen in Sotteville, France.last_img read more

first_img Wes Brown – Gary Neville missed out on a starting spot through injury, and Brown proved a very able deputy, making the right-back slot his own in the run to 2008 glory. His cross led to Ronaldo’s goal against Chelsea, before he was replaced by Anderson in extra-time. He left for Sunderland in 2011, spending five years at the Stadium of Light. The 37-year-old was released by Blackburn in 2017, but is still keen to play on as a pro. 11 Now Wayne Rooney has left Man United for Everton, just one player from the club’s 2008 Champions League win is still at the club.In Moscow, the Red Devils beat Chelsea on penalties after a 1-1 draw and then reached the final again the following year, but Barcelona prevented them from winning successive trophies.Scroll through the gallery to see where the players from that 2008 triumph are now.Substitutes in the final:Kuszczak (GK), Anderson, Giggs, Nani, O’Shea, Fletcher, Silvestre 11 11 Cristiano Ronaldo – Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in 2009 and has had a pretty good career since. He scored United’s goal in the 2008 final and was also the recipient of the 2008 Ballon d’Or. He’s only 32 and has since won another three Champions League trophies and broken many goal records. Michael Carrick – Carrick, pictured above holding the trophy, is the only player from the 2008 squad still with United and the 35-year-old has signed a one year contract to keep him there until at least 2018. He remains a hugely influential midfielder. 11 Nemanja Vidic – Vidic joined in 2006 and won five Premier League titles as well as the Champions League before leaving in 2014. He retired in 2016 after two years at Inter. “People ask me what I do these days and I tell them I’m a full-time driver,” Vidic told FourFourTwo magazine last year. “I drive for my three boys – to school, to football. It takes a lot of time.” 11 Owen Hargreaves – Was bought for £18m in 2007, but rarely played due to injuries. When he did feature, the midfielder was one of the best and he joined rivals Man City in 2011. He retired at the age of 31 in 2012 and is now a television pundit. 11 11 Carlos Tevez – Tevez is now plying his trade in China where he is adding to his massive bank balance. He left United for Man City in 2009 and before his stint in China, played for Juventus and Boca. Tevez, Rooney and Ronaldo – what an attacking trio that was! 11 Rio Ferdinand – One of the greatest and classiest defenders in football, Ferdinand was part of United’s celebrated back line along with Nemanja Vidic. He captained the side in Moscow and lifted the trophy with Ryan Giggs and left the club for QPR in 2014 before retiring in 2015. He now divides his time between his various business interests, television work and being a father of three, having sadly lost his wife to cancer in 2015. Paul Scholes – Scholes missed the 1999 final through suspension, but played 87 minutes of the 2008 final before he was replaced by Ryan Giggs. He retired in 2011, but changed his mind in 2012 because the club were suffering from a number of injuries. He retired again in 2013 and now the 42-year-old provides match analysis on television. 11 Edwin van der Sar – Van der Sar is one of the club’s greatest goalkeepers and certainly the best since Peter Schmeichel, who won the Champions League with United in 1999. Van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka’s penalty in the shoot-out and retired from playing after the club lost to Barcelona in the 2011 Champions League final. He is now the CEO of his first club, Ajax, having been marketing director for the Amsterdam club. 11 Wayne Rooney – After 13 years, Rooney returned to boyhood club Everton in 2017. He is the club’s top scoring player and won every major club trophy at United. Patrice Evra – Evra is a favourite among Man United fans. He arrived with Nemanja Vidic in 2006 and grew to become one of the best left-backs in football, but was sold to Juventus in 2014 and at 36, currently plays for Marseille. 11last_img read more

first_imgPerhaps no icon of evolution has been more pervasive than Darwin’s “tree of life” (see 06/13/2003 headline).  A drawing of a branching tree was the only illustration in Darwin’s Origin of Species.  145 years later, scientists are saying the metaphor of a tree is wrong; it should be a ring, at least in the family tree of eukaryotes.  This surprising turnaround was published in Nature1 Sept. 9 by James A. Lake and Maria C. Rivera of UCLA’s Astrobiology Institute.  Lake said in a UCLA press release, “It’s not a tree; it’s actually a ring of life.  A ring explains the data far better.”  EurekAlert reported, “UCLA molecular biologists uproot the tree of life.”    What’s this all about?  Are they denying evolution?  Certainly not: Lake said, “If we go back a hundred billion generations, our ancestor was not a human, and wasn’t even a primate.  But we are distantly related to archaeal eocyte- and proteobacterial-ancestors, just as we are related to our parents and grandparents.”  So far that sounds like typical tree-of-life Darwinism.  The ring metaphor comes from their proposal that eukaryotes (see 09/08/2004 headline) arose not by branching off of early prokaryotes or archaebacteria, but rather by the fusion of the genomes from those two groups: one that could do photosynthesis, and another that could survive extreme environments.  The press release expresses Lake’s confidence in his new proposal:“At least 2 billion years ago, ancestors of these two diverse prokaryotic groups fused their genomes to form the first eukaryote, and in the processes two different branches of the tree of life were fused to form the ring of life,” Lake said.  “A major unsolved question in biology has been where eukaryotes came from, where we came from.  The answer is that we have two parents, and we now know who those parents were.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Their conclusion was based on an analysis of 30 genomes of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.  Martin and Embley, commenting on the paper in the same issue of Nature,2 said “they call for a radical departure from conventional thinking.” Unknown to Darwin, microbes use two mechanisms of natural variation that disobey the rules of tree-like evolution: lateral gene transfer and endosymbiosis.  Lateral gene transfer involves the passage of genes among distantly related groups, causing branches in the tree of life to exchange bits of their fabric.  Endosymbiosis – one cell living within another – gave rise to the double-membrane-bounded organelles of eukaryotic cells: mitochondria (the powerhouses of the cell) and chloroplasts (of no further importance here).  At the endosymbiotic origin of mitochondria, a free-living proteobacterium came to reside within an archaebacterially related host….  This event involved the genetic union of two highly divergent cell lineages, causing two deep branches in the tree of life to merge outright.  To this day, biologists cannot agree on how often lateral gene transfer and endosymbiosis have occurred in life’s history; how significant either is for genome evolution; or how to deal with them mathematically in the process of reconstructing evolutionary trees.  The report by Rivera and Lake bears on all three issues.  And instead of a tree linking life’s three deepest branches (eubacteria, archaebacteria and eukaryotes), they uncover a ring.Martin and Embley say the proposal is “at odds with the view of eukaryote origins by simple Darwinian divergence,” but consistent with the endosymbiont theory, the idea that organelles like mitochondria and chloroplasts were once free-living cells that became incorporated into another organism in a cooperative merger.  Since this event must have occurred over 1.4 billion years ago, “such time-spans push current tree-building methods to, and perhaps well beyond, their limits.”  Because of the problems inferring ancient episodes from present data, and the confusing mix of functions between the three groups, Rivera and Lake admit their ring metaphor, based on a merger of two groups into eukaryotes, is only a working hypothesis.  “The ring of life does not explain why this happened, but it does provide a broad phylogenetic framework for testing theories for the origin and evolution of the eukaryotic genome,” they conclude.    So a ring may replace a tree as the metaphor of evolution.  Lake and Rivera must be Tolkien fans; they almost titled their paper, “One ring to rule them all,” but that might have associated their endeavors with those of the Dark Lord.1Maria C. Rivera and James A. Lake, “The ring of life provides evidence for a genome fusion origin of eukaryotes,” Nature 431, 152 – 155 (09 September 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02848.2William Martin and Martin Embley, “Evolutionary biology: Early evolution comes full circle,” Nature 431, 134 – 137 (09 September 2004); doi:10.1038/431134a.Well, this ought to be testable.  Put some photosynthetic prokaryotes together with archaebacteria in a hot spring, and see if they merge.  Are we supposed to believe that this happened only in the unobservable past but is impossible today?  It should be going on all the time, and should be common knowledge to microbiologists.  It should not be a mystic story imagined by Darwinists alone.    Did Lake or Rivera observe anything like this happen?  No.  Did they explain how genome fusion could have overcome the barriers and defenses cells use today to protect their information?  No.  Did they do any real scientific, empirical, lab work?  No.  Did they just play with their favorite phylogenetic computer games?  Yes.  Did they find major problems with the standard evolutionary trees?  Yes.  Did they get tired of the old worn-out metaphor?  Maybe.  In the end, they do not have a scientific theory, only a metaphor, and metaphors bewitch you, Saruman.(Visited 66 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgArea:1.2 million sq kmPopulation (Mid-2009 estimates):49.3 millionCurrency:1 Rand = 100centsTime:GMT + 2 hrsOfficial Name:Republic of South AfricaCapitals:Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial)Head of State:President Jacob ZumaMain Languages:11 Official languages. English preferred language of businessReligion:Predominantly Christian. Freedom of worship guaranteed by the ConstitutionForm of State:Federal, comprising a central government and nine provincial governmentsLegal System:Based on Roman Dutch law and 1996 ConstitutionNational Legislature:Bi-cameral parliament, elected every five years, comprising a 400- seat National Assembly and a 90- seat Council of ProvincesElectoral System:List-system with proportional representation based on universal adult suffrageTotal GDP 2009:R2,450 bn (at current prices)GDP per Capita:R49,696Real GDP Growth:-1.8%Inflation 2009 (year-on-year) : CPI: 6.3% PPI: 0.7%Exports:Gold, minerals, diamonds, metals and metal products, foods, automotive componentsImports:Machinery, transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, oilMain Trading Partners:Germany, USA, UK, China, Japan, FranceInternational dialing code:+27last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Much has been made of Google’s foray into original content with its $100 million investments in its bid to compete with television. But as Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes pointed out at this week’s Business Insider’s IGNITION conference, Google’s content investments are essentially chump change – nowhere near enough to challenge Big Media’s established players.“To put it in perspective, we’re doing $5 billion a year,” said Bewkes in an interview with Business Insider’s Henry Blodget. To Google and its comparatively petty investment, Bewkes simply said “welcome [to the industry],” which elicited laughter from the audience.  Hollywood And Silicon Valley Are Still A Long Way ApartThe tech scene’s fascination of Google’s content investments is understandable; a San Francisco-based company with humble roots as a search engine now wants to be an entertainment powerhouse. The incredulous, almost shocked nature of the press covering Google’s funding also makes sense, given the tech press’ lack of experience in this arena. (Hence, Ad Age, Deadline Hollywood and Variety’s growing coverage of the YouTube industry.)  But to Big Media veterans, the tech world’s investment amounts in media can seem paltry, and their ambitions naive.This issue of Google’s funding being inadequate to play with the big boys is nothing new, and helps explain why top YouTubers are concentrated in Los Angeles where they have access to established media productions. At last year’s unofficial YouTuber’s conference VidCon, Kim Evey, Felicia Day’s producer, described the funding each of the premium content channels received as a pie with many “small slices,” made even smaller when you consider all the writers, actors, producers and the crew who need to be paid. Producing for the Web right now requires a “bootstrapped mentality,” said Evey in June.  Big Media Requires Big DollarsBack in July, paidContent interviewed an LA-based YouTube-centric executive who didn’t want to reveal his name “for fear of alienating his powerful production partner.” In the interview, this executive explained Google’s current funding comes out to “$1,000 a minute” but “$1,000 a finished minute is not enough” and requires you to pull “favors every time you do a shoot. If you’re just pulling a location permit in L.A., it’s going to cost you $900.”In order to produce the quality content Google wants – or at least quality the masses on YouTube want, the cost per minute needs to be “around $2,100,” the exec said.To put things into even clearer perspective: Each episode of Showtime’s hit show Homeland costs $3 million to produce, roughly $50,000 a minute. Is Google really ready to compete with that? bannosuke / Shutterstock.com Tags:#entertainment 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App fruzsina eordogh 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

first_imgShiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to request Pakistan to revise the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries and remove the clause which requires devotees to carry passport to access the Kartarpur Corridor. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Badal also sought simplification of the documentation and verification process. He said lakhs of Sikh pilgrims wanted to visit Kartarpur Sahib but the cumbersome procedure and the requirement of passports were coming in the way of their visit to the holy site. “Instead of 5,000 pilgrims slated to visit Kartarpur Sahib, the figure is in few hundreds as majority of devotees who want to go on the pilgrimage do not have passports. The devotees are demanding this clause be struck down,” Mr. Badal said according to a statement released here. ‘Not being stamped’As per the MoU, a passport is required to undertake the journey even though it was not being stamped, he said. “A passport is also not needed because restricted access is being given to pilgrims confined to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib only,” he pointed out. Mr. Badal said there were “confusing signals” from Pakistan on this issue. “Though Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that a passport was not required for pilgrims, the military establishment has asserted that this is a pre-condition and only pilgrims with valid passports are being allowed,” he said.last_img read more