[photo via Instagram user @amosperrine] After three nights at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C., Tedeschi Trucks Band wheeled through to the Municipal Auditorium last night in Charleston, West Virginia. Husband and wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi led their 12-piece powerhouse through originals and covers to the delight of their fans.Opening with Derek & The Dominoes‘ “Anyday,” the band charged through to Made Up My Mind’s “Do I Look Worried” and followed their 2013 original with a more recent classic “Don’t Know What It Means” to get the energy high and lead straight into Joe Cocker‘s “The Letter.” The band continued with originals “Right On Time” and “Crying Over You” before introducing “Color of the Blues,” a song by John Prine that features Susan Tedeschi on vocals.Mavis Staples’ “Freedom Highway” led into another powerful “Let Me Get By” and “How Blue Can You Get” before beautifully closing with “I Wish I Knew” and “Idle Wind.” The band returned to the stage for a “Bound For Glory” encore.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Municipal Auditorium | Charleston, WV | 2/28/17:Anyday, Do I Look Worried, Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Right On Time, Crying Over You, Color Of The Blues, Freedom Highway, Let Me Get By, How Blue Can You Get, I Wish I Knew, Idle WindE: Bound For GloryYou can watch some clips of the action below, courtesy of Pete Cuda.
The dynamic instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe are excited to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Stylo, and coinciding tour. In February, Toubab Krewe will hit the road after a two year hiatus and return to clubs and stages across North America for a 2018 album release tour. The Stylo 2018 album release tour will make stops in Colorado, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast, including three shows supporting Melvin Seals and JGB and Pimps of Joytime. 2018 promises to be a big year for the group with music festival lineup inclusions on Electric Forest and Fractal Beach, with more to be announced soon. A full listing of confirmed tour dates is below, with additional tour date announcements coming soon.Stylo (pronounced Stee-lo) will be released in follow up to Toubab Krewe’s critically acclaimed sophomore album TK2 (released in 2010). Over the last seven years, the band has developed and evolved their authentic blend of Appalachian and West African music traditions. The result is a jubilant collection of eight-songs steeped in the group’s experimental and genre-bending sounds that have propelled them for more than a decade. The album’s lead single, “That Damn Squash”, draws from influences as diverse as Pakastani film scores, New Orleans funk, and Wassoulou grooves. The track’s dynamic melody ricochets across the strings of electric and acoustic guitars, Casio and Realistic keyboards, while djembe and bass guitar drive the beat. “That Damn Squash”, now available on all major streaming services, is a just taste of what Stylo has to offer. Check it out.To celebrate the release of their new album, Toubab Krewe are offering an exclusive PledgeMusic campaign that allows fans to pre-order Stylo before it’s released to the public on March 2nd, 2018. The PledgeMusic campaign, which launches today, offers exclusive merchandise with a portion of proceeds benefiting non-profit Seed Programs International.Enjoy another taste of what’s to come with this announcement video:For more information, and to pre-order Stylo, visit the website here.Confirmed Toubab Krewe 2018 Tour Dates:2/2 – Key Biscayne, FL – Fractal Beach Fest2/14 – Frisco, CO – Barkley Ballroom2/15 – Ft Collins, CO – The Aggie ^2/16 – Denver, CO – Cervantes ^2/17 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern3/8 – Baltimore MD – 8 x 103/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall #3/10 – Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s3/11 – New York, NY – American Beauty4/11 – Charleston, SC – Pour House4/12 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger4/13 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall4/14 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre4/18 – Nashville, TN – High Watt4/19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West4/20 – Asheville, NC – Ellington Underground4/21 – Asheville, NC – Ellington Underground6/21 – 24 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival^ w/ Pimps of Joytime# w/ Melvin Seals and JGB
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder run in families. Up to 80 percent of cases can be traced to inheritance, but determining exactly which genetic variants among millions of possibilities that might be responsible has proved challenging.Two studies combining thousands of patient samples — more than 10,000 people with schizophrenia and more than 7,000 people with bipolar disorder, plus larger numbers of unaffected people — have allowed differences in DNA associated with the diseases to rise above a vast sea of statistical noise.Looking at large samples, an international consortium — that included involvement by scientists at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) — has identified 10 genetic risk factors that contribute to either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and discovered strong evidence for three genes being implicated in both diseases. The results appeared in two papers published online in Nature Genetics.“There are hundreds of genes involved in susceptibility to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This study is able for the first time to articulate 10 conclusive genetic components to the disease, half of which are completely novel,” said Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Medicine Mark J. Daly, a senior associate member of the Broad Institute and co-director of its Program in Medical and Population Genetics, and chief of the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at MGH.“It’s still a small bit of the overall picture, but each time we find additional genes, we get more specific insight into the biological processes at the heart of the disease,” said Daly, who is the chair and coordinator of statistical analyses for the Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study Consortium (PGC), senior author of the schizophrenia paper, and a co-author of the bipolar paper.“Harnessing the information in the human genome is providing a systematic approach to uncover insights into the biology of disease,” said Broad Institute Director Eric Lander.“Harnessing the information in the human genome is providing a systematic approach to uncover insights into the biology of disease,” said Broad Institute Director Eric Lander. “This approach is especially important in psychiatric disease, because we’ve had no way until now to discover the underlying molecular mechanisms of these devastating conditions.”One newly discovered genetic variant found in people with schizophrenia affects MIR137, which regulates the way brain cells, or neurons, grow. Another research group independently found that this microRNA plays a role in neuronal development and maturation. MicroRNAs are small RNA molecules that control the levels of proteins made from transcribed genes.“This is a new connection between the biology of the neuron and schizophrenia,” said Stephan Ripke, a visiting scientist at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad, a research scientist at MGH, and the schizophrenia paper’s first author.In bipolar disorder, the study revealed more about a genetic variant related to calcium channels, which govern how signals travel between brain cells.“This gives some potentially strong targets for future studies as we think about how genes come together to lead to a complex disease like bipolar disorder,” said Shaun M. Purcell, a senior associate member of the Stanley Center at the Broad, a faculty member at MGH, and senior author of the bipolar paper.In all, the scientists report seven genomewide significant schizophrenia associations, five of which are new, and three of which confer susceptibility to both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. For bipolar disorder, the scientists found three genomewide associations, including a new variant in ODZ4.Having specific biological targets focuses future research into schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disease, the scientists said. The PGC effort also analyzed samples from genomewide association studies of major depression, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The consortium will publish results on the entire dataset, looking at effects both within and across disorders, at a later date.“We need to find all the other variation, common and rare, that is influencing risk of psychiatric disorders,” said HMS Assistant Professor of Genetics Steven McCarroll, director of genetics for the Stanley Center. “These results are important because they tell us not only that that’s possible, but that the work will lead us to specific and actionable areas of human biology. They are not just random hits on the dartboard of the genome.”Broad and MGH researchers who also contributed to the work include Edward Scolnick (director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad), Pamela Sklar (now at Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Benjamin M. Neale, Sarah E. Bergen, Colm T. O’Dushlaine, Manuel A. Ferreira, Roy Perlis, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Lizzy Rosin, Douglas Ruderfer, Phil L. Hyoun, Jordan W. Smoller, Kim Chambert, and Jennifer Moran.Funding for this work included major grants from the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the Merck Genome Research Institute, and the Sylvan C. Herman Foundation.
Diébédo Francis Kéré describes the secondary school he has designed in his home country of Burkina Faso as “a project about architecture, people, and dealing with two different cultures.” The project won the 2012 Global Holcim Gold Award.This school project, in one of the world’s poorest countries, aims to provide further education to the inhabitants of a rural area. Gando, with a population of 3000, has no secondary education facilities and lies on the southern plains of Burkina Faso, some 200km from the capital Ouagadougou. Diverse design aspects of the project consider the challenging weather conditions where summer temperatures peak at 40°C. The natural ventilation cooling effect is enhanced by routing air through underground tubes, planting vegetation, and the use of double-skin roofs and façades to achieve a 5°C thermal reduction. The enhanced indoor comfort and conditions are far more conducive to education.Francis Kéré is principal of Kéré Architecture in Berlin, Germany. The firm is internationally recognized for its role in designing and constructing community supported sustainable education facilities.Kéré is currently the Dunlop Visiting Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is teaching a design studio called “Urban Development and Housing for Low Income Groups in the Rapidly Growing City of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.” Kéré and his students will travel to Burkina Faso in mid-October for a site visit and will present design proposals at the end of the fall 2012 semester.For more information about The Holcim Awards
How prepared are you to protect your company’s most important asset – its data? Before you answer, consider the facts:Hackers stole nearly 447 million records containing sensitive personal information in 20181Every 60 seconds, $1.1 million is lost to cyberattacks2The average cost of cybercrime for an organization was $13 million in 20183These statistics are daunting, and the rate at which they continue is proof that organizations are missing something when it comes to security. But rest assured, you can have peace of mind.Because endpoint security is so complex and constantly evolving, there’s no silver bullet. But it’s important to start at the foundation. While the rest of the PC industry prioritizes security applications and defenses that sit above the PC operating system (OS), Dell Technologies fortifies the device deep within the endpoint, starting below the OS. This is where Dell Technologies sets itself apart, delivering the industry’s most secure PCs – hands down.How can we make such a bold claim? It’s all in our approach and way we architect a system of security measures, built from the inside out.Secure the Control Tower Many security vendors approach security as a layer that sits above the device as software; however, our approach starts at the deepest layer of the device – the BIOS, which acts as the air traffic-control tower, ensuring all the PC hardware works in concert. It’s essentially the king of the chessboard. Protecting the BIOS is critical for all devices because if an attacker gains access to this level of the PC, it’s checkmate my friend, and the infiltrator can do just about anything with the device on the network.To guard the PC BIOS from tampering and cyberattacks from the inside out, Dell Trusted Devices give customers the ability to choose their recovery options versus a mandatory refresh, a reckless practice that’s often used by others. Think of it this way – if a burglar broke into your house, wouldn’t you want to investigate how the break-in occurred to prevent it from happening again and make sure that criminal is put behind bars so no one else experiences the same crime? Dell helps you sleuth and strengthen your PC, from the foundation up. Prevent Credential StealingUser credentials are the skeleton key to the network kingdom, making them highly desirable to attackers. Some organizations store and secure user credentials via software, versus hardware, but this approach leaves important credentials vulnerable. When an attacker compromises a PC and gains access to user credentials, they have broad access to the network and can launch more attacks from within. Credential storage in software opens the door for serious side-channel attacks and other credential theft tactics.Only Dell provides secure credential storage in an isolated security chip for better credential protection. Dell’s security chip facilitates an authentication “handshake” directly in the hardware so that credentials are never exposed within software.Block Sophisticated Threats While security starts within the device from the inside out, cyber threats continue to grow and get more sophisticated. This doesn’t mean you’re forced to layer on piecemeal security solutions and cobble together an approach from multiple vendors. Only Dell Technologies unites hardware security with software and services to help you better protect your business. Here’s how we take our built-in security another step forward:We simplify threat management so organizations can prevent, detect and respond quickly and efficiently to threats, keeping devices free from malware and cyber attacks. Workers can stay productive and free from the disruption a security incident can cause.In the event of a serious security incident, organizations can tap into highly trained incident response specialists from Secureworks for expert support before, during and after a security incident.Encryption software protects data on the device and in the cloud, all without disrupting user productivity.Shield from Prying EyesCompanies trust their employees to keep confidential information safe. Every time a worker turns on their PC and accesses information, they create an opportunity for a nearby wandering eye to compromise sensitive data – especially for remote workers, who are growing in number every day.For a final layer of data privacy, Dell’s built-in privacy screen lets PC users control their screens’ viewing angles to protect sensitive data. With the push of a button, the display’s backlight adjusts for optimal privacy. No longer do you have to worry about wandering eyes in the airport or coffee shop sneaking a glimpse of next year’s product roadmap or your latest bank statement.Tomorrow brings an ever-evolving universe of threats, and the most effective endpoint security will adapt quickly to defend against the unknown. Dell Technologies’ continued investment in security innovation helps us stay ahead of others – but most importantly – makes our customers the most secure.1 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report from the Identity Theft Resource Center2 RiskIQ 2018 Evil Internet Minute Report3Cost of Cybercrime Study 2019 Security_ProductSecurity_ProductVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 18.97%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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They’re back, and no one is surprised! Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return to the big screen together in the previously announced Pitch Perfect 3. According to The Wrap, the sequel will be released on July 21, 2017. No word yet on whether their co-stars, including stage vets Anna Camp, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt, will make return appearances.The Pitch Perfect series follows the Barden Bellas, an all-girls a cappella group. The first sequel, which takes the Bellas to an international tournament, was released on May 15 and has grossed approximately $170.7 million as of June 14.Kendrick has appeared in numerous movie musicals before, including the first two Pitch Perfect films, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years and Camp. But she also has theatrical roots: Kendrick received a Tony nomination at the age of 12 for High Society. Wilson’s additional screen credits include Super Fun Night,What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Bridesmaids. View Comments
In Vermont yesterday, US Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell announced the award of $50 million in grants, including $1.8 million for the Eden Forest in Vermont, to permanently protect twenty-four working forests across twenty-one states, through the Forest Legacy Program. This program permanently protects important private forestland threatened by conversion. The Forest Legacy Program conserves open space which allows us to respond to climate change, improves water quality and flows and connects children to nature, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The strength of the Forest Legacy Program is the cooperation between States, partners and private landowners all working together to protect environmentally and economically important forests that are threatened by conversion.Examples of 2009 projects include: forest essential for wildlife and recreation in Maine; pine ecosystem critical for threatened and endangered species in Arkansas and working forests that support rural jobs in Oregon.The Forest Legacy Program promotes voluntary land conservation by operating on the principle of willing buyer, willing seller. Private forest landowners are facing increasing real estate prices, property taxes and development pressure, which result in conversion of forests to other land uses. The Forest Legacy Program focuses on conserving working forests those that provide clean water, forest products, fish and wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.The 5,727-acre Eden Forest has been used for timber for the last 50 years and contains bear and bobcat habitat, among other species. The town of Eden is located in the Green Mountains in the northern part of Lamoille County. The forest project itself extends all the way to the Quebec border. Most Forest Legacy Program projects are conserved through conservation easements, allowing landowners to keep their forestlands while protecting them from future development.2009 Forest Legacy Program project grants:StateProjectFunding LevelMEMachias River$3,450,000CAChalk Mountain Area$3,000,000MNKoochiching Forest Legacy$3,500,000ASOttoville Rainforest Preserve$500,000MASouthern Monadnock Plateau II$2,200,000GASouthland$3,500,000PATree Farm #1$3,500,000VANew River Corridor$490,000WVSouth Branch$3,670,000MTNorth Swan River Valley$2,000,000MINorthern Great Lakes Forest Project$2,000,000NHCrotched Mountain$1,765,000COSnow Mountain Ranch$2,500,000NHGreen Acre Woodlands$1,200,000UTChalk Creek South Fork #2$3,100,000CAJenner Headlands$1,000,000MAMetacomet-Monadnock Forest$1,400,000MOLaBarque Creek$1,500,000ORSkyline Forest$1,500,000OHVinton Furnace Experimental Forest$2,000,000ARPine -Flatwoods Recovery Initiative$2,060,000IDGold Creek Ranch$510,000DEGreen Horizons$2,000,000VTEden Forest$1,800,000 TOTAL$50,145,000For 2009, the Forest Service selected 24 projects out of 83 excellent state proposals that totaled $193 million. Details of the President s 2010 budget released this week show 47 projects proposed with an increase in funding to more than $91 million.The Forest Legacy Program uses a national competitive process to select the most ecologically and socially important, threatened and strategic projects. The program consistently leverages more than a 50-percent non-federal match, well above the 25-percent requirement. In addition, each project needs to be at least 75% forested, comply with Federal appraisal standards and complete a multi-resource forest management plan.For more information on the Forest Legacy Program go to: http://www.fs.fed.us/cooperativeforestry/programs/loa/flp.shtml(link is external)
Fourth DCA: John W. Dell, Bobby W. Gunther, Fred A. Hazouri, Larry A. Klein, Barry J. Stone and Carole Y. Taylor. Second DCA: Judges John Robert Blue, Darryl C. Casanueva, Charles A. Davis, Jr., Oliver L. Green, Emiliano Jose (E.J.) Salcines, Thomas E. Stringer, Sr., and Edward F. Threadgill, Jr. 21 jurists face merit votes Three Supreme Court justices and 18 district court of appeal judges will face voters on the merit retention portion of the November 7 general election ballot. Voters will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” on whether the 21 jurists should be retained under the merit retention system used for appellate judges since it was approved by voters in 1976. They are appointed by the Governor from a list submitted by a judicial nominating commission. Newly appointed judges and justices go before voters for the first time within two years after appointment. If the voters keep them in office, they then go before the voters again every six years. It will be the first time on the Supreme Court retention ballot for Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente and Peggy A. Quince, and the first time on any ballot for Justice Lewis. Quince and Pariente faced merit retention when they were on their respective district courts of appeal. In the Bar’s recent judicial poll, Florida lawyers overwhelmingly recommended the three justices be retained. Justice Lewis received an approval rating of 88 percent, Justice Pariente 84 percent, and Justice Quince 83 percent. Justice Lewis, 52, joined the court in 1998 after 26 years in private practice. Justice Pariente, 51, has been on the Supreme Court since 1997, after serving on the Fourth District Court of Appeal from 1993-97. Justice Quince, 52, has been on the Supreme Court since 1998, after serving on the Second District Court of Appeal from 1994-98, and as an assistant attorney general from 1980 to 1993. If Supreme Court justices don’t attract much attention for their races, DCA judges are usually an even lower profile matter. Here’s a list of each DCA and the judges up for retention: Third DCA: James R. Jorgenson. Fifth DCA: Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. First DCA: Judges Edwin B. Browning, Jr., Richard W. Ervin III, and Peter D. Webster. 21 jurists face merit votes November 1, 2000 Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County’s new traffic court opened Monday in Hauppauge, taking over for a New York State-run bureau in a move that will help local lawmakers plug perpetual budget gaps.The Department of Motor Vehicles Traffic Violations Bureau was replaced by the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Authority, which handles non-criminal traffic and parking violations in Suffolk’s five western towns—except for villages that have their own courts.The court is expected to generate up to $11 million annually in revenue from fines, most of which went straight to Albany under the old system.Suffolk officials have said the new court will also reduce the backlog of unanswered and unpaid summonses.Drivers issued parking or traffic tickets prior to April 1 must still answer the DMV. Only tickets issued after April 1 go through the new court.Unanswered tickets may result in a driver’s license being suspended. A suspension termination fee may be due regardless of the verdict.The new court is located in the H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. The new court’s phone number is 631-853-3800.To answer a pre-April 1 ticket through the DMV after their bureau closes, contact any state-run Traffic Violations Bureau, call 518-474-0941 or visit the DMV website for more information.
continue reading » CUNA encouraged Congress to consider ways consumers’ personal data could be put at risk in a letter to Senate Banking Committee leadership Tuesday. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle submitted the letter for the record of the committee’s hearing on consumer data security and credit bureaus.“As this Committee works to shed light on the impact of the Equifax breach and to ensure consumers are not at further risk, we encourage you and your colleagues to consider the risk to consumers’ personal data in other sectors of the economy, including the retail sector, as well as at federal agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),” Nussle wrote, adding that the Equifax breach is “only the last in a long string of massive data breaches” affecting consumers.CUNA previously wrote to the committee, and other Congressional committees, emphasizing the need for Congress to ensure affected consumers are notified what information may have been exposed. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr