Last night, Umphrey’s McGee kicked off their latest round of tour dates with a performance at The Augusta Commons in Auguest, GA featuring support from The Marcus King Band. During the second set of Umph’s headlining performance, the Chicago natives welcomed Marcus King for a rendition of Rolling Stones classic “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.” The young axe-slinger showered the rocking cover with fiery licks. King’s ferocious riffing–along with the already formidable two-guitar attack of Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger–gave the entire song a distinctly southern feel, sparks flying as King and Cinninger traded solos and built the song to a raucous peak. “Give it up for the Marcus King Band,” Bayliss proclaimed after their guest left the stage. “Man, those guys are hot!”The feelings of excitement and gratitude were mutual. In a comment to Live For Live Music, King raved about the experience: “Those cats are some of my favorite players! They’re so passionate and dedicated to their craft. It’s always been inspiring. I had shaky knees walking on the stage, no doubt about it.”The King sit-in was far from the only highlight of the show, which included a memorable first set-closing “Sociable Jimmy” > “Tribute To The Spinal Shaft” > “Speak Up” > “Thin Air” run and and excellent early second set “Bridgeless” that returned to close the set after a well-executed “Resolution.”The band had one more surprise in store for the encore, as they followed “The Triple Wide” with the eponymous refrain from the end of the Beatles classic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The debut cover was a nod to the iconic LP’s 50th anniversary last week.You can listen to full audio of Umphrey’s McGee’s 6/1/17 Augusta performance below courtesy of taper NSL on archive.orgUmphrey’s McGee continues their current set of dates with a performance at The Music Farm in Columbia, South Carolina tonight. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | Augusta Common | Augusta, GA | 6/1/17Set One: 2nd Self > Mad Love, Intentions Clear > No Diablo, Sociable Jimmy > Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Speak Up > Thin AirSet Two: Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Women Wine and Song, Bridgeless > Booth Love, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking, Resolution > BridgelessEncore: The Triple Wide > Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) with Marcus King on guitar debut, The Beatles[Cover photo via Emily Butler (Marcus), Phierce Photo by Keith G (Umphrey’s)]
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, has named 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows, including three from Harvard. The recipients of this prestigious, three-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country. The fellowship encourages the nation’s most promising young scientists to pursue careers in cancer research by providing them with independent funding ($156,000 each) to work on innovative projects.The 2013 Damon Runyon Fellows from Harvard:Serkan Kir, a research fellow in cell biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with his sponsor Bruce M. Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), is studying the signaling mechanisms that mediate cancer cachexia, a wasting disorder of adipose fat tissue and skeletal muscle that leads to profound weight loss. Up to 50 percent of cancer patients suffer from cachexia, which reduces quality of life, limits treatment options, and shortens survival time. Identification of tumor-derived factors that regulate this process could lead to new therapeutic strategies to prevent cancer cachexia.Summer B. Thyme, a postdoctoral fellow in molecular and cellular biology, with her sponsor Alexander F. Schier, a professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, is engineering protein tools to alter epigenetic modifications in important developmental pathways in a zebrafish model. Epigenetic misregulation, particularly of key regulators of cell fate specification, underlies a vast number of cancers. These tools could be applied to reprogram cell fate, as a means of treating epigenetically mediated diseases such as cancer.Ozlem Yildirim, a research fellow in genetics at HMS, with her sponsor Robert E. Kingston, a professor of genetics at HMS and at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard affiliate, aims to identify factors that maintain cellular identity during mammalian cell proliferation. This will shed light on how cells remember which cell type they were and should become after division. A mechanistic understanding of this process will yield new insights into the many cell fate changes cancer cells display during their abnormal growth.
Emily McConville | The Observer Hall Presidents’ Council co-chairs seniors Brendan Moran and Cristin Pacifico present Keenan with the Hall of the Year award at the 28th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet on Tuesday.“We want to make sure we reach out to any people that are having any difficulties and any residents that are having problems. We want to create that environment that allows them to come up and talk to any of us. We truly try to embody [Keenan Hall’s] motto of ‘being brothers in Christ.’”Hall Presidents’ Council co-chairs seniors Brendan Moran and Cristin Pacifico, who presented Keenan with the award, said events like multicultural nights and a new freshman “knighting ceremony” on the Main Building steps contributed to Keenan’s designation as Hall of the Year.“[Keenan] set lofty goals for themselves and tried to meet them throughout the course of the year,” Moran said. “Placing an emphasis on academics, community and faith, this residence hall displayed fantastic programming and created an environment of inclusion.“A few examples of [Keenan’s] programming included movie watches, cultural heritage nights and collaborative work-out sessions. On top of these successful programming initiatives, [Keenan] seamlessly planned and executed two of the most successful and messiest and funniest signature events on Notre Dame’s campus.”Duncan Hall president junior Michael Wajda said his dorm’s collaborative efforts and variety of programs inside and outside the hall led to a well-deserved award.“I think it’s phenomenal that we won, and … it’s well-deserved,” Wajda said. “We’ve had such incredible community participation this whole year from our hall councils to our Bald and the Beautiful initiative, to the Duncan Classic. The guys in Duncan have really stepped it up and made the community great.”Moran said Duncan’s collaborative efforts, responsiveness to student needs and events like their “Man Hour” speaker series and service initiatives set them apart from the rest of the male dorms.“[Duncan] exhibited excellent programming initiatives that were very well-attended,” he said. “They also showed great collaboration with various student groups and organizations and other residence halls that created fun events to meet the needs of their residentsPacifico said Ryan Hall sponsored consistent, well-organized events that fostered a strong sense of community within the dorm and in collaboration with other dorms and groups.“[Ryan] showed their consistency over the course of the year by hosting a variety of thoughtful, organized and well-attended events,” Pacifico said. “They did a tremendous job of expanding upon the traditional events their dorm has hosted, as well as introducing new events and ideas that had great success.”Ryan Hall president junior Tatum Snyder said the honor came from the friendship of the women in her dorm.“For the girls in our community and the work we’ve done, this is just a great honor,” Snyder said “Our big thing this year is that we are more than just a dorm and more than just a community, we’re actually friends. And I think … we really expressed how good of friends everyone in the dorm is. I think the friendships led to this award.”Moran said the selection committee for Hall of the Year bases its judgment on two components, Rockne submissions and 10-minute Hall of the Year final presentations. Moran said 30 percent of the final calculation derives from objectively judged Rockne submissions, with the remaining 70 percent coming from the presentations.The Rockne reports provide a succinct and descriptive account of a dorm’s activities, which the selection committee breaks down into mind, body and spirit components.“Rockne submissions are a snapshot into a dorm’s programming during any given month,” he said. “We’ve broken it down into three broad, main groups of programming. We have mind, which consists of academic events, multicultural events, body, which consists of athletic events … and then finally we have what we like to think of as spirit, which consists of liturgical initiatives.”Moran said the entire process is “totally optional,” though every female dorm participated in the Hall of the Year competition, while approximately 75 percent of male dorms submitted Rockne reports and final presentations. Keenan Hall claimed the coveted Hall of the Year award at the 28th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, where Ryan Hall was named Women’s Hall of the Year and Duncan Hall Men’s Hall of the Year.Senior Keenan Hall president Kristian Hila said the honor was a tangible confirmation of the work Keenan puts into all of its campus events, especially the Keenan Revue and Muddy Sunday.“It’s one of those things where it’s so nice to be recognized for being able to put on events that the whole campus enjoys,” Hila said. “We have a difficult task of having successful events that we need to maintain every year, so it’s nice … being recognized for that. It takes a lot of time and hard work to put together two great events.”In addition to these two signature events, Hila said he felt his dorm’s attention to and cultivation of community resulted in the award. Tags: Duncan Hall, Hall of the year, Keenan Hall, Ryan Hall
The Campus Crossroads Project, the University’s $400-million plan to renovate Notre Dame Stadium to include classrooms, a new student center and other facilities, will commence after the final home football game in November, the University announced in a press release Thursday.The University unveiled the plan earlier this year with hopes of starting construction in November.“We announced this project in January with the hope – though not necessarily the expectation – that we could begin in November,” Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins said in the press release. “Thanks to the tireless work of many, plans have been finalized and funds have been raised so that we can, indeed, commence construction on facilities that will unite and inspire every member of our campus community for decades to come.”Work on the east and west sides of the stadium will begin after the Nov. 22 game against Louisville, though the press release did not give a specific date. The University plans to begin construction for the new building on the south side of the stadium in Nov. 2015, the press release said. The entire Campus Crossroads Project, which totals 800,000 square feet, will be completed by Aug. 2017.The building on the east side of the stadium will include classrooms, offices and labs for the anthropology and psychology departments, as well as a digital media center. The west building will include student facilities, such as a student center, meeting rooms and recreational spaces. The tops of both nine-floor buildings will hold stadium seating; the revenue from which will help pay for the project.The department of music and the sacred music program at Notre Dame will eventually move to the six-story south building.The press release said all the trees removed from around the stadium for construction will be replanted in other areas on campus, including the Cedar Grove Cemetery and the nine-hole Notre Dame Golf Course. Upon completion of the project, the University will replant trees surrounding the stadium. Tags: Campus Crossroads, Construction, Notre Dame Stadium
In order to educate the Notre Dame community about their faith, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) kicked off its annual Islam Awareness Week on Saturday and is hosting events through this Friday.“Generally, the week is here to raise awareness about Islam and answer questions about it,” sophomore and MSA vice president Douha Morchid said. “We’re inviting students to actually ask us questions. Where sometimes they might be shy to do so on a daily basis, this is an opportunity for everyone to actually come and ask us.”On Monday, the club hosted a “Hijab Day” and handed out free hijabs and donuts in LaFortune Student Center.“People usually have a lot of questions around hijabs, and I guess the best thing is to make them try it and see how it feels and also answer their questions,” Morchid said. “And as a hijabi on campus it feels good to see more hijabis around, at least for a day.”Last year, Morchid said, the event was so popular hijabs ran out by the early afternoon.“Last year, I remember at 1 p.m. I didn’t find any hijabs for my roommates,” she said. “So people actually interacted more with it than I expected. I think last year was the first time that I experienced this — which is a nice thing — and I feel like the Notre Dame community is open to trying things, which is actually nice.”The group aims to continue discussion throughout the week, Morchid said, with an Islam Awareness Week Dinner on Tuesday, a Quran halaqah — or study session — Wednesday and an interfaith discussion with the Jewish Student Association and Iron Sharpens Iron on Thursday.Morchid said the halaqah will allow students to learn more about the Quran, Islam’s sacred text.“[We] technically just get together with Muslim and non-Muslim students [to] just discuss some verses from the Quran,” she said. “It’s just an open discussion and everyone is invited if they have questions. It’s really open and we don’t really have someone who knows a lot about the religion, but we just want to [generate] discussion about maybe some controversial verses in the Quran.”Abdul AlJumaily, a graduate student and member of the Muslim Student Association, said his favorite event of the week is the Friday mosque visit.“We have a religious belief that if you attend Friday prayer and then you attend the following prayer, that if you follow the main commandments in our religion, all your sins for that previous seven days are wiped clean, as long as you abstain from major sins,” he said. “It’s also a great time for community to interact with our fellow students.”More than anything, AlJumaily said, MSA aims to engage the Notre Dame community this week and dismantle misconceptions about their faith.“Islam more than any other religion has been misrepresented in terms of extremism and violence, so it’s great to come out here and interact with the community and show a friendly face and do the Lord’s work,” he said.Tags: halaqah, Hijab Day, islam awareness week, Muslim Student Association
While the summer heat kicks up, it seems like a good time to start planning your next mountain escape. Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is the place to go. The beauty of Allegany County is unparalleled and region features 60,000 acres of public wildlands- one in four acres is public land. Enjoy ample hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking/canoeing opportunities in Rocky Gap State Park and Green Ridge State Forest (largest contiguous forest in the State!). You’ll quickly find that Allegany County provides captivating landscapes and some of the most gorgeous fall foliage seasons you will experience.Rocky Gap State ParkThe two Trails Towns in the county- Frostburg and Cumberland are positioned along the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile bike trail that runs from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD, before connecting to the C&O Canal Towpath, a bike trail that runs from Cumberland, MD, to Washington, DC. The towns boast small town charm yet yield big-time adventure. The have walkable shops, outdoor dining, and wineries! It’s a quick 16-mile bike ride between them. Hop off your bike in Cumberland for a Beer at 1812 Brewery. Beer not your thing? Check out the Ice Cream Trail instead! 1812 BreweryAlthough not in the fall, let’s not forget DelFest, a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury Music and the second largest bluegrass festival in the country, which calls Allegany County home. Mark your calendar now for May 24-27, 2019.Brad Kuntz-DelFestToday, the mountains are full of stories rich in history and heritage. Once the westernmost outpost of the British Empire in America, walk the remaining tunnels of Fort Cumberland, where a young George Washington led troops after Fort Duquesne. Climb aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad to appreciate the region’s rich coal heritage and westward expansion. Stroll along the Potomac River. Cycle and hike the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath, and you’ll actually be on the historic routes that marked the end of the canal era and the dawn of railroads. This summer Allegany County is celebrating a Summer of Heritage with special events including River and Rails Festival September 7-9 and Appalachian Festival September 15. Great Allegheny Passage Brush TunnelLet Allegany County serve as a home base for exploring attractions and the great outdoors. The accommodations include a handful of charming and historic bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels, a large selection of chain hotels, and beautifully set campgrounds.So, what are you waiting for? The mountains are calling!
The matter is no longer just a health issue, but mainly a public safety issue, because it is responsible for the increase in violence and criminal activities, among other factors. According to psychiatrist Pablo Roing, specialized in chemical addiction, for every ten users, six commit crimes to obtain their drugs. The conclusion is that there is an increase in indirect deaths, not related to debts to suppliers or other users and where the youth is the most common victim. This is beyond doubt a very concerning situation which attracted the attention of government authorities, and at the same time, it is a big challenge for society because it is not just a problem pertaining to the underprivileged; it also reaches the middle class population of the country. *André Luís Woloszyn – Strategic Affairs Analyst Among the few studies available, the one conducted by UNESP shows 72% of users between 18 and 34 years old, and 17% between 12 and 17 years old, which is probably one of the major causes of school drop-outs. The northeast region concentrates the highest number of users with 40%, followed by the southeast with 36%, and the mid-west with 22%. Crack is very attractive due to its low cost, when compared to drugs such as cocaine. One crack rock can be purchased for 5 reais ($ 2.5) from thousands of points-of-sale throughout the city. Currently, Brazil is first in the global rankings for crack consumption, with approximately 1.2 million users, according to recent research conducted by the Federal University of São Paulo (UNESP). According to estimates from the Brazilian House of Representatives Security Commission and the Federal Police, an average of one ton of drugs is consumed daily, generating close to 10 million dollars per day. By Dialogo October 25, 2012 This situation is raising health authorities’ concerns because 98% of the towns in Brazil recorded problems of this nature. The condition worsened due to the increased demand for assistance, which in 2008 used to be 30%, and jumped to 70% in 2010, while the public policies still do not offer an efficient and integrated system to promote neither prevention nor suppression. The public health system is disjointed, there aren’t enough hospital rooms, and there are no treatments provided by the country’s Unified Health System. In many cases, the addicts are confined at home by their families as a way to keep them from committing crimes, particularly theft, armed robberies, and prostitution, causing family disruption as a result.
By U.S Southern Command Public Affairs Office October 07, 2016 MIAMI –U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has directed the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde to transit towards Haiti, where it will join Joint Task Force-Matthew disaster relief operations. The ship will have three embarked CH-53E Super Stallion and one HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, one landing craft, and 300 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The airlift and transport capabilities of amphibious ships make them uniquely suited to support the delivery and distribution of much-needed relief supplies, as well as transport humanitarian assistance personnel in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. During relief operations, embarked landing craft are used to transport equipment and aid to populated areas inaccessible by land due to the impact of natural disasters. On Oct. 5, U.S. Southern Command has established Joint Task Force Matthew to oversee U.S. military relief efforts in Haiti. The task force was deployed to Haiti in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) following a request for U.S. assistance from the government of Haiti. At present, the task force has approximately 250 personnel and nine helicopters in Haiti. The helicopters are scheduled to begin flight operations in support of USAID-led relief operations later today. Today, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon is also scheduled to conduct aerial assessments of areas in Haiti impacted by the storm to support disaster assessment experts on the ground. More information about the task force’s relief operations in Haiti will be released as soon as it is available and confirmed. Historically, U.S. military capabilities are needed most in the critical early stages of a disaster relief operation, when fewer resources, capabilities and disaster-response experts are available to help victims and impacted communities. As those disaster-relief missions progress and more experienced experts arrive to aid longer-term recovery and reconstruction, U.S. military capabilities are no longer requested, and roles previously performed by military units are assumed by other, more experienced relief organizations. Over the last several years, SOUTHCOM has provided disaster assistance to Haiti to help the Caribbean nation prepare for storms like Hurricane Matthew and other natural disasters, including the construction of emergency operations centers, disaster relief warehouses, fire stations and community centers that double as shelters. The command has also donated search and rescue boats, as well as transport vehicles to Haitian emergency response and civil protection agencies. SOUTHCOM is one of the nation’s six geographically-focused unified commands with responsibility for U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Release Details: SOUTHCOM directed the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde to join Haiti disaster relief operations. Ship has four embarked helicopters (three CH-53E Super Stallion and one HH-60 Pave Hawk), one landing craft, and hundreds of Marines and Sailors.A team of 9 helicopters in Port-au-Prince began flight operations in support of the USAID-led relief mission. The helicopters are delivering relief supplies, aid and humanitarian assistance personnel.U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon is scheduled to conduct aerial assessments of areas in Haiti impacted by the storm to support disaster assessment experts on the ground.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old Hempstead man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle in Glen Head on Sunday night.Nassau County police said Jeffrey Schneider was riding a Kawasaki Ninja northbound on Glen Cove Avenue when he struck a large rock, causing him to be ejected into a tree at the corner of University Place at 9:41 p.m.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.Third Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle for tests and found no apparent criminality.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York While most TV networks have their sights set on the future of the industry as they collectively try to absorb the loss of eyeballs to digital streaming services poaching millions of viewers, Fox for the second consecutive year is betting on a past triumph to provide a much-needed shot in the arm. The network announced Tuesday that The X-Files, the cult classic sci-fi thriller that has been off the air for more than a dozen years, will return as a six-episode “event series.” Reprising their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Production will begin this summer, Fox officials said. A release date has not been announced. The show last aired in 2003 after an impressive decade-long run on Fox. Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X-Files, in a press release, said he considers the reboot a “13-year commercial break.” “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories,” Carter added. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture—yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, in a press release. The beloved cast of ‘Fringe’ (L-R): FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and mad scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble).The show has a rabid fan base that has only grown larger and more devoted since the series went off-air, and at least partially inspired Fox’s other much-beloved, cult-following sci-fi must-watch, Fringe, created by J.J. Abrams. That series aired for five seasons and centered around the adventures of FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, played by Anna Torv, and father-son alternate-universe travelers and scientists Peter and Walter Bishop, played by Joshua Jackson and John Noble, respectively. Where Mulder and Scully’s cases exposed fragments of a global conspiracy regarding extraterrestrials and/or the paranormal, Dunham and the Bishops solved otherworldly crimes and mysteries heavily based in quantum physics, neurology and parallel realities. Reviving a beloved series after years in hibernation is not unchartered territory for Fox. Last summer, after a four-year hiatus, it brought back the hugely popular, pulse-pounding series 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland. The network aired 12 episodes, a departure from the typical 24-episode schedule from previous seasons. The show aired from 2001 to 2010.Both The X-Files and 24 attracted worldwide fame and earned several Emmy Awards. Duchovny and Anderson have both kept busy since The X-Files’ final season. Most recently, Duchovny has starred in Showtime’s Californication and Anderson in the acclaimed BBC thriller The Fall, as well as NBC’s Hannibal. Gillian Anderson in BBC’s acclaimed crime thriller “The Fall.” (Credit: The Fall/Facebook)