Dopapod Returns From Sabbatical With Celebratory Blowout At The Capitol Theatre [Photos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, after more than a year away, Dopapod returned to the stage at The Capitol Theatre for a celebratory headlining performance. The show marked the band’s first performance together since New Year’s Eve 2017-2018, and fans from all over converged on the historic theater to watch guitarist Rob Compa, keyboardist Eli Winderman, bassist Chuck Jones, and drummer Neal “Fro” Evans link back up after their 2018 sabbatical.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>With a subtle yet powerful rendering of the band’s logo adorning the back of the stage, the band took their places just after 9 p.m. to a chorus of cheers from the packed house and dove into “Vol. 3 #86”, which in turn segued into “Nuggy Jawson”. “Mucho“, a track off the band’s late-2017 release, MEGAGEM, was up next followed by the one-two punch of “French Bowling” > “Braindead”. After an ethereal run through “My Elephant vs. Your Elephant”, the band capped their first set with a raging, extended take on fan-favorite, “Trapper Keeper”. Load remaining images Following a half-hour set break, the band returned to the stage with the live debut of “Numbers Need Humans“, the recently-released single from their forthcoming new studio album, Emit Time. Another pair of Dopapod fan-favorites followed with “FABA” and “Onionhead”.Next, Chuck Jones stepped to the microphone to explain that the band’s lighting designer, Luke Stratton, has been on tour with Smashing Pumpkins. As a nod to Stratton’s new gig—and as a surprise to Stratton—the band got their grunge on with a sing-along cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullett With Butterfly Wings”.Related: Dopapod To Release Entire Catalog On Nugs In Celebration Of Capitol Theatre ComebackNow fully locked in, Dopapod continued to take the crowd on a mind-bending ride from there, working through creative and flawless renditions of “Super Bowl”, “Roid Rage”, “Plaese Haalp”, and “Cloud World”. To close the performance, the band offered up the live debut of a new song with a familiar name, “Never Odd Or Even”, followed by a set-closing “Bubble Brain”. Finally, the band returned for a “Freight Train” encore to send the adoring Capitol Theatre crowd home happy.Related: Dopapod Announces New Album ‘Emit Time’, Shares Lead Single “Numbers Need Humans” [Listen]As Eli Winderman explained in the band’s announcement of their impending hiatus back in 2017, “Following seven years of ceaseless touring, the sabbatical is a blueprint for wellness borne from love and mutual respect amongst old friends. It’s a pre-emptive move of self-preservation inspired by the TED Talk, ‘The Power of Time Off’. Every seven years this guy closes his design firm and everyone who works for the company works on their own projects for the year. When they come back, everyone is inspired and working with a newfound sense of excitement.”Throughout the performance, the band was locked in and perfectly in sync, playing as if their time apart had achieved exactly the desired results. Smiles beamed from each of their faces throughout the excellent show, and the audience buzzed with appreciation for the return of this incredible band—a group that can deftly move from  complex, classically-oriented compositions to dark, ambient boils to high-octane rock and roll with the greatest ease, creating a sound that’s thrilling, unique, and all their own.The band is back and sounding fantastic, and the sky is the limit from here. Dopapod fans, rejoice!Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the performance courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.Setlist: Dopapod | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/28/19Set One (9:10 – 10:33): Vol. 3 #86 > Nuggy Jawson, Mucho, French Bowling* > Braindead, My Elephant vs. Your Elephant, Trapper KeeperSet Two (11:03 – 12:30): Numbers Need Humans^, FABA, Onionhead, Bullet With Butterfly Wings+, Super Bowl, Roid Rage, Plaese Haalp, Cloud World, Never Odd Or Even^ > Bubble BrainEncore (12:33 – 12:50) : Freight Train*Nana nana boo-boo teases^Debut+Smashing Pumpkins coverDopapod | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/28/19 | Photos: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

Mediterranean diet has marked impact on aging

first_imgThe Mediterranean diet consistently has been linked with an array of health benefits, including decreased risk of chronic disease and cancer. Until now, however, no studies had associated the diet with longer telomeres, one of the biomarkers of aging.In a study published Tuesday online in The BMJ, researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet correlated with longer telomeres.Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes that get shorter every time a cell divides. Shorter telomeres have been associated with decreased life expectancy and increased risk of aging-related disease, while longer telomeres have been linked to longevity. Telomere shortening is accelerated by stress and inflammation, and scientists have speculated that adherence to the Mediterranean diet may help protect against that effect.“To our knowledge this is the largest population-based study specifically addressing the association between Mediterranean diet adherence and telomere length in healthy, middle-aged women,” explained Immaculata De Vivo, an associate professor in the Channing Division of Network Medicine at BWH and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the senior author of this study. “Our results further support the benefits of adherence to this diet to promote health and longevity.”The researchers analyzed 4,676 disease-free women from the Nurses’ Health Study who had completed the food-frequency questionnaire and whose telomere lengths had been measured. They found that a greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomeres, and that even small changes in diet made a difference.“Our findings showed that healthy eating, overall, was associated with longer telomeres. However, the strongest association was observed among women who adhered to the Mediterranean diet,” explained Marta Crous Bou, a postdoctoral fellow in the Channing Division of Network Medicine and the first author of the study.De Vivo notes that future research should be aimed at determining which components of the Mediterranean diet drive this association. This would allow researchers to gain insight into the biological mechanism, as well as provide a basis for increased public education for informed lifestyle choices.last_img read more

Health officials expect coronavirus to spread worldwide

first_imgAccording to WHO, the number of cases reported dropped from more than 4,000 on Feb. 13 to 1,800 on Feb. 17. In reality, said Mina, the number of cases could be much higher.“The numbers we’re getting still might be the tip of the iceberg,” said Mina. “The most likely situation is actually that there are many, many more people getting infected in China than are being reported, and that’s just because it’s a strained health system. That, I think, is maybe the critical piece of information that continues to remain unknown in this epidemic.”Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Efforts are focused on creating an antiviral drug that can block the spike protein, a piece of the virus that binds to a human cell, which could prevent replication in the host, said Mina.New advances in vaccine technology make Mina optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine, which could be ready to start a phase one clinical trial in patients in the spring or early summer. But he cautions that it might not available to a wider audience until next year.For now, the public should continue exercising basic precautions: wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and quarantine yourself if symptoms develop. Mina also warned against falling prey to unfounded fears of contracting the virus in Chinese restaurants. “There have been a lot of unfortunate reports of people being afraid of going to Chinatown,” he said. “We should not be afraid that there is an excess risk when you go to Chinatown.” Business School’s Shih expects disruptions for nations trading with China and for manufacturers dependent on it for components for electronics, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals Coronavirus likely to infect the global economy Harvard epidemiologist Mina says outbreak more widespread than thought, and uncertainties abound Chan School’s Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease specialist who worked on the SARS epidemic, details what’s going on Related Coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’center_img Coronavirus cases hit 17,400 and are likely to surge What we know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus outbreak This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Government-imposed quarantines, a shutdown of outbound flights and trains, and locked-down cities in China slowed down the new coronavirus but didn’t stop its surge across the world, and the time has come for the global community to brace for a worldwide disease spread, said a Harvard epidemiologist.“The infectious-disease epidemiology community and policymakers have come to the conclusion that it’s very likely that this virus is going to continue spreading throughout the world over time,” said Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Things have really shifted a little bit from trying to stop its spread in China to now saying, ‘What can we, as a global community, as individual nations, and even as individual hospitals, do to prepare for what seems more and more potentially inevitable that we will start seeing cases locally throughout the world?’”Mina participated in a Facebook Live event on Wednesday sponsored by The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and PRI’s “The World.” Mina and “The World” reporter Elana Gordon discussed the latest updates on the pneumonia-like illness that has sickened more than 75,000 around the world since it originated in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in China, in December. In late January, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a “global health emergency.”WHO’s Feb. 20 situation report said 75,765 cases have been confirmed, and the number of deaths has surpassed the 2,000 mark. The virus has been found in 27 countries, with more than 74,000 cases in China. The second-highest number of cases, 634, was found on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. According to WHO and the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), there have been 15 confirmed cases in the U.S.The number of daily confirmed cases in China spiked last week due to a change in the definition of what could be officially counted, said Mina. Before the change, confirmed cases were reported only after a positive molecular diagnostic test called PCR, but as resources became stretched in China additional clinical diagnostic criteria were allowed, including scans of lungs that can reveal coronavirus-infected pneumonia. After the adoption of the new protocol, totals skyrocketed from about 2,000 to 15,000 between Feb. 11 and Feb. 12.“The moment the definition changed, the cases that had been clinically apparent to be coronavirus were allowed to be counted, and all of a sudden, in one day, there were about 14,000 new cases,” said Mina. “But it was really a reporting issue, and the number has subsided. Now it’s really a combination of both the molecular tests and the clinical cases being reported together.” Leaky international cordon may mean equivalent of worst flu season in modern times The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Rebecca Hall, Blythe Danner & Joe Manganiello Will Star in the Film Tumbledown

first_imgWhen it comes to playing a widow, Rebecca Hall is your gal! The Golden Globe nominee, who’s currently starring as a woman who’s been accused of murdering her husband in Broadway’s Machinal, will appear as another grieving widow (this one sounds like she’s actually grieving, BTW) in the film Tumbledown. Directed by Sean Menshaw, the rom-com will also feature Tony winner Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello, Jason Sudeikis and Beau Bridges. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tumbledown follows a young widow (Hall) who’s unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed singer and the subject of a biography she’s trying to write. She teams with a brash New York academic (Sudeikis) who forces her to confront her loss and the strange circumstances of her husband’s death. No word yet on how Danner, Manganiello and Bridges’ characters fit into the story. Machinal Star Files View Comments Related Shows Rebecca Hall Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014 Written by Desi Van Til, who was an associate producer on 13 Going 30 (yay!), Tumbledown is set to start production in late March in Massachusetts. Before she heads to The Bay State to start filming, you can catch Rebecca Hall in Roundabout’s revival of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, playing at the American Airlines Theatre.last_img read more

Record flaring in Permian Basin indicates an unsustainable boom

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News:Oil drillers in the Permian Basin are burning off or exhaling more gas than ever before, as production in the country’s oil epicenter expands over land without infrastructure to gather natural gas, analysts at Rystad Energy reported yesterday.The oil and gas region of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico vented or flared an “all time high” of 750 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd) during the period from July to September, up from less than 100 MMcfd just under a decade ago, according to the energy research firm.Though the rate of meteoric growth in the United States may be slowing due to an oversupplied market depressing prices, recent Permian activity remains a growth story, according to Rystad.“Oil production in the Permian Basin is growing at an accelerated pace again, and we observe high, sustained levels of flaring and venting of associated gas in the basin,” said Artem Abramov, head of shale research at Rystad, in a statement.The Rystad report notes that current activity is migrating into areas without gathering lines, while the existing pipeline capacity is facing bottlenecks as producers try to move gas to market.In response, industry is burning off gas produced as a byproduct of oil drilling or simply releasing it into the air — part of a broader trend noted as a result of increased production. NOAA satellite data last year suggested flaring had increased by nearly 50% largely form Texas and North Dakota.More than 40% of the increased venting and flaring activity in the third quarter came from the Texas side of the Delaware Basin — a geologic sub-basin of the Permian that straddles the Texas-New Mexico border. Flaring was also up on the eastern edge of the Permian.On a company-by-company level, some producers have significantly cut their flaring, but others have sped up the rate of released gas, Rystad noted.More: Permian Basin flaring hits ‘all time high’ Record flaring in Permian Basin indicates an unsustainable boomlast_img read more

Brazilian Federal Police Dismantles Criminal Organization at Brazil-Paraguay Border

first_imgBy Nelza Oliveira/Diálogo September 28, 2020 On August 6, the Brazilian Federal Police launched Operation CAVOK in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, at the Brazil-Paraguay border, to dismantle a criminal organization that engaged in international narcotrafficking and operated in Ponta Porã, which borders the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, in Paraguay.Federal police officers served 21 search and seizure warrants, and made three arrests. The operation resulted in the seizure of 23 small aircraft — a fleet the criminal group used to transport drugs from neighboring countries — as well as four rural properties and a luxury apartment, all located in the neighboring state of Goiás. In addition, authorities seized five vehicles, eight firearms, and 25 cell phones. During the operation, they also confiscated about $30,000 in cash and 36 pieces of jewelry.Operation CAVOK was dubbed after a term used in aviation that stands for cloud and visibility OK to indicate good flying conditions.“The significant results of this operation are due to the decrease in funding of the criminal organization, with the seizure and confiscation of valuable assets and the arrest of strategic members,” said Federal Police Deputy Luccas D’Athayde, head of Operation CAVOK.Both countries have been investigating the criminal group since 2019. The process was expedited during that period when the Paraguayan National Police intercepted an aircraft 45 kilometers from Pedro Juan Caballero, which was carrying some 130 kilograms of cocaine.The Paraguayan National Police and the Paraguayan Public Ministry also contributed to the investigation.A total of 14 people were investigated, who could be charged with criminal association, international drug trafficking, and drug trafficking and moral turpitude, with consecutive sentences that may exceed 40 years in prison.last_img read more

Lucas Torreira tells Arsenal he wants to leave after AC Milan submit first offer

first_imgLucas Torreira tells Arsenal he wants to leave after AC Milan submit first offer Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Jun 2019 8:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Comment Lucas Torreira is reportedly keen to leave Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to leave after the club received an opening offer from AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.AC Milan have reportedly made a two-year loan bid for the 23-year-old worth up to €8 million (£7m) and includes a €38m (£34m) right-to-buy option to be paid in a single installment.Arsenal, who have just £40m to spend on new signings this summer, are understood to be open to selling the Uruguayan, who was a £26.5m arrival from Sampdoria last summer.According to Sportitalia, Torreira has told Arsenal’s hierarchy that he is unhappy in England and wants to return to Serie A with AC Milan.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement AC Milan are leading the race to sign Torreira (Getty Images)Torreira is one of AC Milan’s primary targets for the summer window as he is wanted by their new manager Marco Giampaolo, who worked with the midfielder at Sampdoria.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this month, Torreira indicated that he was struggling to adjust to life in England and hinted that he would be open to returning to Serie A.‘I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country,’ said Torreira.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The language [barrier] has cost me, to be able to relate with my peers and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue.‘And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.‘It is strange a little bit, the sun, the more of us that we are here and we are accustomed to having always or almost always the sun. But as the years pass, I’m going to be adapting.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Pre-K for PA to Host Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor’s Residence, Highlight the Need to Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood Education

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 17, 2017 Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Pre-K for PA to Host Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor’s Residence, Highlight the Need to Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood Educationcenter_img Education,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were joined today by preschoolers from Harrisburg-area pre-kindergarten centers and members of the Pre-K for PA campaign for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. During the event, the Governor reiterated his commitment to investing in high-quality early childhood education.“Frances and I are excited to host Harrisburg-area preschoolers at the Governor’s Residence today,” said Governor Wolf. “These children – and thousands of others like them from across Pennsylvania – are counting on us in Harrisburg to ensure that high-quality pre-kindergarten programs are available to them in their communities. That is why I called for a state budget that includes an increase of $75 million for pre-k, which will allow for more than 8,400 additional children to enroll in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program. The stronger the investment in high-quality early learning the greater the return – for our children and our commonwealth.”Studies show that children who participate in high-quality pre-kindergarten perform better in school, graduate at higher rates and earn more throughout their working lives compared to peers that do not have access to early learning programs. Additionally, children who were previously enrolled in Pre-K Counts outperform their economically disadvantaged peers in third-grade math and reading.The Pre-K for PA campaign lauded Governor Wolf for his commitment to expanding access to high quality pre-k to more Pennsylvania three- and four-year-olds: “Research continues to show that pre-k can make a difference – it can reduce grade repetition, special education placements, dropout rates, and ultimately save the commonwealth money,” said Jodi Askins, Executive Director of PennAEYC and principal partner of Pre-K for PA.  “Governor Wolf’s steadfast commitment to investing in an early education system that provides access to 8,400 more Pennsylvania children this year is further evidence that he gets the value of pre-k and has Pennsylvania’s future as a top priority.”Fair and increased education funding for all Pennsylvania schools continues to be one of Governor Wolf’s top priorities to ensure students are college and career ready.The future of Pennsylvania depends on making investments in what matters most. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf is proposing an additional $209 million increase in education funding. Our commonwealth is facing a serious budget deficit, but by reducing government bureaucracy and finding cost-savings, we can continue to invest in our children’s futures so we can make Pennsylvania stronger.The 2017-18 budget investments in education include:$100 million increase in Basic Education Funding. Following $415 million in basic education and Ready to Learn Block Grant funding increases over the past two fiscal years, this increase will be distributed through the Basic Education Funding Formula, providing an equitable and predictable allocation to school districts across the commonwealth.$25 million increase in Special Education Funding. This increase, allocated to school districts through the formula adopted by the bipartisan legislative Special Education Funding Commission, builds upon a $50 million increase over the last two years.$75 million increase in high-quality early childhood education. Children who participate in high-quality pre-k programs perform better in school, graduate at higher rates and earn more throughout their lives compared to peers without access to early learning programs. Building upon $60 million in additional investment over the past two years, this nearly 40 percent increase in funding will allow more than 8,400 additional children to enroll in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program.$8.9 million increase for the 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The governor will continue to work with PASSHE to develop individual college plans that address performance, affordability, and accountability, while partnering with employers to create structured career pathways.last_img read more

Burundi: Kazoza Arts Provides Rare Opportunity for Creative Youth

first_imgBurundi s using art as a way of promoting its culture. Kazoza arts is an enterprise that provides a platform for young people to explore their talent while also giving them a chance to earn a living. Kazoza was founded by a group of ambitious young Burundians living in Canada seeking to implement sustainable development opportunities in their country of origin, Burundi. Together, they strive to share their knowledge, skills and expertise to form the building blocks for a strong and developed Burundi. In addition to this main goal, Kazoza also seeks to facilitate the integration of Burundians in Canadian society by promoting information sharing.last_img

Elmer F. Raver

first_imgElmer F. Raver, age 86 of Oldenburg, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Born July 30, 1929 in Franklin County Indiana, he is the son of Eleanor (Nee: Harmeyer) and Walter Raver.  He married Anna Mae Vogel April 15, 1967 at St. Joseph’s Church in North Vernon.  Elmer served in the army during the Korean War and after the service came home to farm and also drove a school bus 15 years for the Batesville Schools.  Elmer was a long time member of the Franklin County Farmers Mutual Company, serving as president for 20 years.  He was also a long time board member of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank in Oldenburg and the Rush-Shelby County REMC, Holy Family Church, the Knights of St. John’s Commandry #220 in Oldenburg as well as a life member of both the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.If you didn’t know Elmer, it was only because he hadn’t met you yet.  He liked talking with people and would strike up a conversation with anyone he’d meet.  He also loved to read.  He would read the paper from front to back in addition to enjoying non-fiction.  According to his family he had no use for tractors that weren’t Farmall’s or vehicles that weren’t Chrysler’s.  They also indicated he had a weakness for cherry pie and could entertain you with stories from his childhood and his time in the service.  Elmer was also proud to support the St. Labre Indian School in Montana and looked forward to the newsletters so he could keep up with their progress.He is survived by his wife Anna Mae; daughters Diane Raver of Batesville, Elaine Spaulding of Indianapolis, Theresa Williams of Greensburg, Monica Livers of Oldenburg, Mary Mulcahy of Evansville, Indiana; sons Carl of Oldenburg, Joe of Batesville; sisters Mary Jane Klene of Indianapolis, Charlene Reidenbach of Brookville; twenty two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.Visitation is Thursday, April 14th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, April 15th at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. and the Prell-Bland American Legion.  The family requests memorials to Oldenburg Academy or the Margaret Mary Health Foundation.last_img read more