first_imgLoad remaining images Wilco played their fourth night at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday night with a 29-song setlist. Pulling songs from their 2016 Schmilco, the Chicago crew used the opportunity to play tunes like “Normal American Kids,” “If I Ever Was A Child,” “Cry All Day,” and “We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl),” while keeping their longtime fans happy with career-spanning favorites “Heavy Metal Drummer,” “Passenger Side,” and “A Shot In The Arm.” Overall, their four-night residency was a huge hit in New York City.Photographer Andrew Blackstein was on site to capture the glory in the gallery below.Setlist: Wilco | The Beacon Theatre | New York City | 3/22/17You Are My Face, Normal American Kids, If I Ever Was A Child, Cry All Day, Side With the Seeds, Radio Cure, Kamera, The Joke Explained, Misunderstood, Someone to Lose, At Least That’s What You Said, The Lonely 1, Impossible Germany, We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl), Dawned On Me, Theologians, Via Chicago, Locator, Heavy Metal Drummer, I’m the Man Who Loves You, Hummingbird, The Late GreatsE: Random Name Generator, Red-Eyed and Blue, I Got You (At the End of the Century), Outtasite (Outta Mind), Spiders (Kidsmoke)E2: Passenger Side, A Shot In The Armlast_img read more


first_imgThe Office of the Vice Provost for Research is excited to announce the third cohort of fellows to receive support from the Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research. The Fund provides fellowships for exceptional early-career scholars.The awardees were nominated by the deans of their respective schools, who were invited to suggest the names of especially promising early-career faculty and postdoctoral scholars. As Aramont Fellows, the scientists not only receive funding for innovative research projects, but also join a growing cross-school network of some of Harvard’s most promising science scholars. (More information about the 2018 and 2019 cohorts is available here and here.)This research fund was established through the generosity of the Aramont Charitable Foundation to provide much-needed funding for high-risk, high-reward science conducted by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.“We are grateful that the Aramont Foundation has made such a powerful investment in Harvard’s early-career scientists,” said Rick McCullough, vice provost for research and professor of materials science and engineering. “High-risk, high-reward projects often encounter the most difficulty securing funding from outside sources, but they can bear the most promising fruit. These scientists are tremendously talented, and I look forward to watching their boundary-pushing research develop.”The three new fellows are:Sophie HelaineAssistant professor of microbiology at Harvard Medical SchoolResearch project: “Impact of antibiotic persisters on their host during infection”As Helaine states, “Resistance to antibiotics is one of the most important challenges facing modern medicine.” Helaine studies antibiotic “persisters” — bacterial cells which survive both host immunity and antibiotics and remain in a non-growing state within the host. Using Fluorescence Dilution to study these cells in living mice, Helaine has proved that these persister cells are not dormant, but rather that they reprogram host cells. In this project, she proposes to use CRISPR technology to genetically mark the persister cells in order to determine whether they do indeed regrow, causing relapse, and whether their effect on the host cells makes the host vulnerable to other pathogens. By better understanding the role of persisters, Helaine will contribute to developing therapeutic responses to antibiotic resistance.Suyang XuAssistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the Faculty of Arts and SciencesResearch project: “Discovering Topological Axion Insulators – a material platform to simulate Dark Matter and to realize quantum technologies”Xu’s work spans both physics and materials chemistry. In this project, he proposes to isolate a particle called an “Axion”, which has been postulated but not yet realized, through low-energy electronic excitations of a novel material called a topological Axion insulator (TAI). Xu proposes to derive the TAI from a new material only recently synthesized. If successful, Xu’s TAI would provide a unique experimental platform to test the Axion physics and could provide uses from the creation of ultra-fast memory devices to the discovery of dark matter. With support from the Aramont Fund, Xu will hire a post-doctoral fellow and a graduate student to advance this project, expanding his group and serving as a mentor in this emerging field.Oluwaseun AraromiPostdoctoral fellow in materials science & mechanical engineering and bioengineering at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied SciencesResearch project: “Physiological biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease using high-resolution deformation-based myography”Araromi proposes to customize a sensor mechanism he previously developed for an upper limb wearable system, which will infer key physiological and clinically relevant metrics for early diagnosis and monitoring of the progression of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD is a disease where the critical capability to identify common biomarkers continues to prevent early and accurate detection and to hamper effective disease management. Araromi intends to use the sensors he has developed, which are inexpensive to produce, durable, and highly sensitive, to allow clinicians to monitor PD patients for hours or even days.last_img read more


first_imgThinkND and the Eck Institute for Global Helath presented their second webinar of the series “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” Monday. This session was titled “Vaccines and the Immunology of COVID-19,” and covered COVID-19 vaccines, the clinical trial process and immunity. The goal of the series is to fight against common misconceptions about COVID-19.Monday’s webinar hosted two speakers: Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm professor and department chair of chemistry and biochemistry, and Jeffrey Schorey, George B. Craig Jr. professor in the department of biological sciences. To begin, co-hosts Mary Ann McDowell, an associate professor of biological sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, and Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and president of the St. Joseph County Board of Health, answered a question emailed to them by a student in regards to last week’s session, and addressed local news concerning the pandemic. Viewers were informed that COVID-19 cases are currently rising in St. Joseph County, and Indiana set a new state record of new COVID-19 cases in a day on Saturday, with 1,945 reported new cases. Schorey and Baker then explained the national news surrounding President Donald Trump’s claim that he will utilize emergency-use authorization (E.U.A.) to speed up the U.S.’s COVID-19 response. To describe the E.U.A., Schorey used the analogy of a fast pass at an amusement park. Usually, companies must wait in line to get their vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the E.U.A. serves as a kind of “fast pass.” Next, on the segment McDowell and Beidinger-Burnett call “Rumor Has It,” Schorey and Baker spoke to the claim that once an individual contracts COVID-19, they are immune for 90 days. Schorey and Baker said it is too early to tell how long immunity will last, as well as to what extent it will protect recovered COVID-19 survivors. With that being said, Baker believes there will be long-lasting immunity from COVID-19. Schorey said similarities between the current COVID-19 virus and the SARS-CoV-1 virus give us hope there will be fairly good immunity developed from COVID-19, just as there was from SARS-CoV-1. In regards to immunity, Schorey and Baker emphasized there are differences in people’s immune responses. Schorey said he would expect a stronger immune response from people who naturally got COVID-19 and recovered, than from those who were vaccinated. The phases of vaccine development were then discussed by the speakers. First, the preclinical phase is conducted, which consists of animal testing. Next are Phases I and II, which test the vaccine with humans with special attention given to safety. Then, in Phase III, the vaccine is given to a large number of people to test for efficacy. Lastly, Phase IV consists of the deliverance of the vaccine to the public. It is important that a high volume of people receive the vaccine in Phase III to account for varying immune responses from different populations of people, the speakers said. Throughout the session, the audience submitted questions, which Schorey and Baker answered. Additionally, all are welcome to email additional questions to [email protected] “Consider This!” airs live every week on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. Each session addresses a new topic related to COVID-19. Next week’s session is titled “Masks, Distancing and Public Health,” and registration for the webinars can be found under the Eck Institute for Global Health’s website. Tags: Consider This!, COVID-19, Eck Institute for Global Health, emergency-use authorization, Vaccineslast_img read more


first_img Barrett is currently starring as Nessarose in Wicked on Broadway. Her other Great White Way credits include The Royal Family and Baby It’s You! and she has also been seen on stage in Rock of Ages and On Your Toes. Screen credits include The Switch, Remember Me, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Blue Bloods, NCIS, L&O: SVU, I Just Want My Pants Back and Chicago Fire. Related Shows Doctor Zhivago Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago (Mutu), a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar (Barrett). Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov (Nolan) and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky (Hewitt). Hewitt received a Tony nod for The Rocky Horror Show; other Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Dracula; The Musical, The Boys from Syracuse, The Lion King, School for Scandal and The Sisters Rosenzweig. On screen he has appeared in Law and Order, Third Watch, Frasier, All My Children and Fools’ Fire. View Commentscenter_img Nolan is currently playing Guy in Once on Broadway, having last been seen on the Great White Way as Jesus in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Other theater credits include The Who¹s Tommy, West Side Story, As You Like It, The Grapes Of Wrath and Yoshimi Battles The Pink. His film and TV credits include Will, Something’s Coming, Alex and Schumacher. Mutu most recently appeared in the West End as Javert in Les Miserables and will soon star in the Donmar Warehouse production of City of Angels. His additional theater credits include Love Never Dies, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Love’s Labour’s Lost, East, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Chess. His TV credits include Waking the Dead and Footballer’s Wives. West End favorite Tam Mutu will make his Broadway debut playing the title role in Doctor Zhivago, which will also star Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan. The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Directed by Des McAnuff, performances will begin on March 27, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre, with opening night set for April 21. Full casting will be announced soon. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015last_img read more


first_imgMany insects are hardly ever seen because they are so well camouflaged. But if you look close enough in your garden or nearby woods, you might see a stick insect, which can become a good pet.Stick insects require minimal care. Most species thrive if fed on fresh blackberry leaves. Give them cages with water, fresh food, warmth and high humidity. They are delicate, so handle carefully to avoid breaking off a leg or antenna.Hard to see in the landscapeStick insects aren’t uncommon, but their cryptic appearance means we seldom realize how many are around us. Like other insects, there truly is more to them than meets the eye.Stick insects are wingless and move slow, so they don’t disperse over long distances. Their ability to remain motionless for long periods of time permits them to imitate plant parts and evade predators.Eats leaves, but doesn’t damage cropsHarmless to humans, stick insects eat plant leaves, but they don’t occur in enough numbers to damage plants or crops. They have a wide host range, including rose bushes, apple trees, and numerous weeds and vines.But watch out for the unusual species of stick insect called the musk mare, which is also called two-striped walking stick, devil’s riding horse or witch’s horse. These equestrian allusions probably refer to the fact that the smaller male is commonly found on top of the much thicker female, as though he were riding her. These stick insects are more than three inches long and wider than the common green or brown stick insects.The musk mare produces a repellent chemical that is exuded from glands behind its head. This repels large predators like birds, and small predators like ants and beetles. If sprayed into the eye, this liquid can cause pain and temporary blindness.last_img read more


first_imgUniversity of Vermont,A gift from James Edward “Ted” and Danielle “Dani” Virtue of Rye, New York, will fund construction of a new synthetic turf field on the campus of the University of Vermont. Virtue Field, as the new facility will be called, will serve as the home for the UVM men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s soccer teams and will also be used for campus recreation activities. It is the first phase of a planned stadium project that will include grandstand seating for 3,000 spectators, game-day locker rooms, public restrooms, concessions, and storage space.”The generosity and commitment of the Virtue family to our athletic program is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Robert Corran, UVM associate vice president and director of athletics. “I cannot overstate the impact this project will have on our lacrosse and soccer programs, and indeed the entire campus community. Our coaches and student-athletes are more than excited to see this project come to fruition, and I am thrilled to join them in extending our most sincere thanks and appreciation.”The new field is located next to Moulton Winder Field and UVM’s new outdoor track facility slated for completion in approximately three weeks. Phase one of construction, which began in early August, includes the field installation, perimeter fencing, temporary seating, and a scoreboard. Completion is expected by the end of October, weather permitting. The UVM men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will play their 2012 home games at Virtue Field.”We are tremendously grateful to the Virtue family for this generous gift, which allows us to proceed immediately with construction of an impressive new addition to UVM’s athletics facilities,” said O. Richard Bundy, III, UVM vice president for Development and Alumni Relations, which oversees fundraising for the university. “By elevating our competition space for lacrosse and soccer so dramatically, Virtue Field is a powerful and visible example of the significant impact that private giving can have on the quality of the student experience at UVM.”The 127×87-yard surface will be made of Revolution fiber manufactured by FieldTurf, which the company says is the most durable of its kind. A patented FieldTurf infill formula ensures player safety and is one of the most player-friendly surfaces on the market.”We could not be more excited for UVM and the Catamount administration,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We take great pride that UVM has put their trust in our product and our company. We look forward to providing our innovative turf system in Virtue Field. The student-athletes will truly enjoy competing on this surface for many years to come.”The UVM Athletic Department is currently raising funds for the second phase of the project. Alumni and supporters of UVM Athletics are encouraged to contact Pat McBride, senior director of major gifts for UVM Athletics, at 802-656-7720 if they are interested in contributing to the project.last_img read more


first_imgAcross the country—and especially in the South—opiate addiction is a catastrophe.People have asked me if I have ever met anyone who has come off opiates successfully without substituting another opiate or drug. In over twenty years of medicine, I’ve known only one: Travis Muehleisen is a former opiate addict now running addict.Muehleisen did not choose to take pain meds. He was given them by physicians after four back surgeries to treat spinal stenosis. Muehleisen was obese, weighing 330 pounds at the time. He also suffered from depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and coronary artery disease.“I didn’t like this way of life, but knew no other way,” says Muehleisen. “I knew I had to change or I was not going to be alive much longer.”He decided to make a change. In the winter of 2010, he started walking a mile on the treadmill in his sister’s basement. Within a month, he was up to three miles.The next summer, he ran his first lap around the track at Martinsburg High School. Slowly he kept increasing his distance, and a year later, he ran his first half marathon.As an opiate user, Travis knew only one way to enter running: all in—and often to excess.  “If I do not run and run hard, I literally feel pain,” says Muehleisen. “It takes me around six miles to get the substitute.”Since he has started running, Muehleisen has lost over one hundred pounds from exercise and eating right. “I no longer take any medications. I am really proud of that, And I am in the best shape of my life and back to working full time.”img_0788Travis is one of the few people I know who has come off disability. There is little incentive to work when you are getting a paycheck and insurance not to work. But Travis wants to work to keep his brain and body highly engaged. Desk job? Not for Travis. He is a steel worker and builds bridges.Muehleisen is now six years opiate-free. He has run 14 marathons in 4 years and plans to run the JFK 50 Miler this fall. He recently shared these insights from the past six years:What have you learned about running’s role in treatment of opiate addiction?Running has shown me that there is a productive life after addiction. If you want a good life bad enough, it’s up to you to take control of it.Do you think the symptoms of addiction ever go away?Just speaking for myself, I don’t think the addiction ever goes away. I think addicts just learn to cope with it.How do you feel if you miss running?If I miss running, I find myself experiencing pain and depression.Any other activity substitute in the same way?I haven’t found anything to substitute this addiction with besides running and the challenge of it.What advice would you give someone of pain medication now who wishes to get off them?Stay strong. It’s a long journey but it’s very rewarding once you have it under control. Find something that challenges you physically and mentally and just dive in.What do you think are the biggest barriers to people coming off the meds?Believing in yourself, getting your self esteem back, trusting that there is a life after addiction, and mending the damage you have caused to family and friends.Muehleisen’s Mental MarathonWhen Travis Muehleisen ran his first full marathon, what got him through it was this:Mile 1: I ran for God for giving me the strength and another chance at life.Mile 2: For my two children, Jordan and Jessica, whom I love so very much.Mile 3: For my parents, my father in heaven who always believed in me and my abilities to do anything I wanted to do. For my mother, for always being there for me through the good and the bad.Mile 4: For my soul mate and best friend, T, for instilling confidence in me and for supporting me.Mile 5: For all of those disabled who can’t run.Mile 6: For those children being bullied.Mile 7: For my family, for believing in me.Mile 8: For people fighting cancer.Mile 9: For the US troops for fighting for my freedom.Mile 10: For all the victims affected by an act of mother nature.Mile 11: For those who are homeless.Mile 12: For all my medical doctors, especially for my neurosurgeon.Mile 13: For all abused animals. Mile 14: For those struggling with addiction.Mile 15: For all who are battling depression.Mile 16: For all my true friends.Mile 17: For all my coworkers.Mile 18: For all my teachers and coaches.Mile 19: For those suffering from hunger.Mile 20: For children battling obesity.Mile 21: For those who are missing loved ones.Mile 22: For abused women and children.Mile 23: For babies “born too soon.”Mile 24: For Chandler (my boxer) and Mallory (my Maltese) for accompanying me on several runs.Mile 25: For my health and happiness.Mile 26: I ran for me, for having the guts and courage. And the last .2 I ran for chili and cheese nachos!last_img read more


first_imgBy Dialogo May 30, 2012 Promoting technological development in Colombia and presenting the latest and most innovative advances in the domestic and international defense and security industries are the primary objectives of EXPODEFENSA 2012, an event that the Colombian Defense Ministry will hold at the Corferias convention center from October 31 to November 2. In its third edition, EXPODEFENSA will promote commercial and technological exchange among the Armed Forces of different countries and the firms that manufacture and supply products and services related to the defense and security sector. The most important vendors and technology representatives in the areas of individual and collective non-lethal weapons, artillery systems, individual and vehicle armor, ships and boats, aircraft (planes and helicopters), and unmanned vehicles, among others, will be at the trade fair. Deputy Defense Minister for the Social and Enterprise Defense and Wellbeing Group, Yaneth Giha; the president of Corferias, Andrés López; the deputy commanders of the Military, and the deputy director of the National Police held the official presentation of EXPODEFENSA 2012 on the evening of May 28 at the Metropolitan Club in Bogotá.last_img read more


first_img– Advertisement – On November 6, Savchenko, 37, and Samodanova, 36, announced their split after 14 years of marriage. The estranged duo, who wed in 2006, share daughters Olivia, 10, and Zlata, 3.In a statement to Us, the Dancing With the Stars pro stressed that the twosome intended to make their children their priority following the breakup. “We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly,” he said in a statement to Us. “And we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them.”Samodanova, for her part, said in an Instagram Story post that their “road is coming to an end.” Later that day, the choreographer shared a cryptic message that alluded to Savchenko’s faults in the relationship. “I don’t hate you. I’m just disappointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be,” the note read.Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Were Having Issues Before SplitGleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Rob Latour/BEI/Shutterstock- Advertisement – A rough go of it. Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova’s road toward separation was a bumpy one.“Gleb and Elena had been having issues for a few months, and his relationship with [his Dancing With the Stars partner] Chrishell [Stause] was the catalyst to bringing those issues to the forefront and over the edge,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Gleb is a very passionate person, handsome and always gets attention, and Elena can be insecure.”- Advertisement – Savchenko’s DWTS partner Stause, 39, is also in the midst of a separation from estranged husband Justin Hartley, whom she split from in November 2019. Since Savchenko’s breakup announcement, rumors have swirled about whether he had an affair with Stause. The Selling Sunset star and the Russian dancer denied the speculation.Savchenko, for his part, responded to his estranged wife’s “false accusations” of infidelity. “My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic,” he told Us on November 7. “Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split. Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing situation between Elena and I paired with poor timing.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The insider continues, “It was an ongoing thing while they were together, and it especially became an issue when he was on set, on the road and getting attention from the public.”Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Were Having Issues Before SplitChrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko. ABC/Eric McCandlessIt all “took a big toll on Elena, and it was hard for her to adjust,” the source adds. Meanwhile, Savchenko “isn’t bothered by the attention and is just trying to live his best life and move forward” after the split.“His main focus is on his kids and trying to spend as much time with them as possible and also making time for himself,” the insider says. “Gleb feels secure and fully supported by the cast throughout everything. Everyone knew this was coming for a long time. So, they aren’t surprised and just have his back.”- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In regard to student protests/walkouts: This isn’t the answer. The protests won’t correct the problem of demented shooters carrying out their violence. The protests put many students in a group situation with no protection.Putting an armed guard in our schools won’t correct the problem either. It will make the armed guard the first target.Very often, the shooter is another angry student. Protests keep people riled. We need to change the thought process, not incite more violence.The schools are there to teach. Walkouts disrupt this process.Richard Van PattenGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more