High Sierra Music Festival Adds Huge Lineup Additions

first_imgThis summer is surely shaping up nicely, as the High Sierra Music Festival reveals their newest lineup additions. In addition to previously announced Trey Anastasio Band, Ween, Galactic, and Mike Gordon, the California dreamland festival has added STS9, Andrew Bird, Snarky Puppy, The Greyboy Allstars, and the Hardworking Americans to their already huge lineup. Also performing will be Deer Tick, The Travelin’ McCourys, Keller Williams, White Denim, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Earth, Wind & Power: The Nth Power w/ TAB Horns & more perform the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dopapod, and more.The four night excursion will take place from June 29- July 2 in Quincy, CA, capitalizing on the beautiful Northern California climate for an early summer throwdown.Check out the full lineup below:last_img read more

Dowling awarded the Glenn A. Fry Medal in Physiological Optics

first_imgJohn E. Dowling, the Gordon and Llura Gund Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard, was awarded the Glenn A. Fry Medal in Physiological Optics during a ceremony at the Great Lakes Vision Research Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 21.During the 1970s and 1980s, Dowling, who is now president of the Corporation of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., was at the forefront of research into the identification of the excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters that mediated retinal synaptic communication. He also helped establish the concept of neuromodulation in the retina and was involved in seminal studies that investigated the role of dopamine as a neuromodulator in the retina. In the 1990s, he began working with zebrafish in order to identify the genes important in regulating both visual sensitivity and retinal development.last_img read more

Charting an Upward Path

first_imgChoose Dell EMC Unity XT hybrid arrays with de-branded (no Dell branding) or rebranded (your customized branding) hardware, software interface, documentation and packaging. VxRail ensures you are always operating in a continuously validated state with its full-stack life cycle management. Continuously Validated States provides for extensive, automated, repeatable testing on every firmware and software upgrade and patch ensuring you can upgrade with certainty and significantly improve IT productivity (2,500-plus unique test cases per release, 25,000-plus hours test run time for each major release with over 100 dedicated staff to test and quality assurance).In addition, our new products are all cloud-enabled for full integration and unified automated management of your data and applications between on-premises and cloud. With our professional cloud services and cloud software, we can help you create a seamless multi-cloud experience for your compute and data, providing maximum agility and performance without compromise. Together, let’s design your solution on the strength of our technologyAs your partner, we bring world-class technologies, bench strength in design, and industry leadership to the table. Innovate faster, build bolder and scale smarter by leveraging our greater than 30 years of industry expertise, dedicated resources, global reach and support.With financing and cash flow paradigms disrupted by today’s economic challenges, we offer multiple programs and payment plans to help you continue moving your strategic initiatives forward.As we all grapple with dramatic change and unknowns, Dell Technologies is doubling down and offering new innovative solutions to help you overcome these challenges and come out ahead. At Dell Technologies, your success is our success and we are marshaling our leadership and extensive resources to make that happen. With PowerStore’s built-in machine learning engine for recommended data placements, and the container-based architecture enabling feature portability, standardization and rapid time-to-market for new capabilities, autonomous operations is now a reality. The new ruggedized Dell EMC VxRail D Series extends leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities beyond the datacenter to space-constrained, remote, and harsh environments without compromising on performance – often found at the edge in oil & gas, telco, transportation and manufacturing / industrial automation. For data-intensive workloads at the edge, core, or cloud, Dell EMC PowerStore delivers a data-centric, intelligent and adaptable architecture. Running apps on the appliance with AppsON, faster innovation with a container- based architecture, and built-in machine learning for autonomous operations. Managing from afar with insight and confidenceWith social distancing and most air travel in limbo, remote installation and management have moved up the priority list for our customers. Our recent announcements make autonomous management significantly easier with automation, AI, and machine learning:Bring structure to your unstructured data with PowerScale and DataIQ which makes it easy for anyone to find and understand data – allowing you to have data at your fingertips, and for admins to archive files to lower costs over time. Supports HDFS protocol, in-place analytics, and compatibility with leading vendors including Splunk and HortonWorks. Dell Technologies announces new storage solutions for application developers & manufacturing engineersAt Dell Technologies, we have a passion for technology innovation and designing smart solutions that help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) excel. If you haven’t incorporated Dell Technologies storage solutions into your design recently, we suggest you take another look as much has changed with innovative new product introductions and new OEM go-to-market options. Not only can our new ground-breaking innovation reduce complexities and increase the value of your data, but they can help you chart an upward path with more ease and agility, providing you with a competitive advantage.Pushing boundaries at the edge, the core and into the cloudThere is no doubt that the data-driven era is fundamentally changing the way we view IT. Processing data at the edge, real-time decision making, consistent cloud experience, full-stack life-cycle management, AI/ML, simplified operations, are all driving business priorities. Business demands now drive IT and OT. Around 10 percent of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75 percent.That’s why we’ve introduced several new pacesetting technologies that are faster, smaller and easier to manage with lower capacity points and entry pricing. Here are a few highlights:Introducing the OEM Ready Dell EMC PowerScale and Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS that can be de-branded or rebranded for a customized solution. Seamless scalability where you manage your data not your storage with OneFS. Any data, anywhere with PowerScale in the edge (starting at 11TBs raw), core (scaling to multi-petabytes), or cloud (OneFS for multi-cloud or for Google Cloud) for consistent manageability, flexibility, security and data protection.last_img read more

Professor explores connections between motherhood, public service

first_imgThe Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s commenced a two-part lecture series Thursday evening titled “Theologies of Lived Faith.” This series consists of two lectures held on Saint Mary’s campus in Carroll Auditorium in Madeleva Hall.To begin the series, Claire Wolfteich, professor of practical theology and spirituality at Boston University, discussed the importance of motherhood in a lecture titled “Mothering and Public Leadership: Glimpses of Spirituality through Women’s Life Writing.” Wolfteich highlighted the lives of three twentieth century public leaders, Dorothy Day, Dolores Huerta and Lena Frances Edwards, in order to exemplify women’s spirituality and motherhood.Wolfteich opened her lecture with a question that guided her research.“How does the study of Christian spirituality capture the varied experiences of mothers?” she said.This question, Wolfteich said, led her to review case studies of women in the history of Christian spirituality. In addition, the autobiographies of these women acted as a window into her studies on women’s spirituality.“Women’s narratives offer contextual, embodied struggles,” Wolfteich said. “It is very important to hear that word ‘embodied’. So where is the body in your life of Christian spirituality? If you look to women’s own autobiographies often you see a lot about the role that the body plays. You see struggles, you see voices that are coming into being but are not fully realized yet.”By glimpsing into the lives of Day, Huerta and Edwards, Wolfteich found that these women had to balance their social justice efforts with their responsibilities as mothers.“All three of these women are known for what they accomplished in the public sphere, but what is less well known is how they juggled that calling with their calling as a mother,” she said.Wolfteich pointed to Day as an example and said Day connected her motherhood to her work in the Catholic Worker movement.“[Day] describes her public leadership in terms of maternal love,” she said. “She extends her identity as a mother to talk about what it means to lead the Catholic Worker movement.”A common reverence toward Marian devotion exists between in the spirituality of Day and Huerta, Wolfteich said.“Dolores Huerta was very supported by Marian devotion as was Dorothy Day,” she said. “Huerta would often turn to Mary at very practical moments like when her car broke down on the way to an important meeting. She immediately took out her rosary and credited Mary with getting her car back on the rode.”Regarding the life of Lena Frances Edwards, Wolfteich said her work was directly connected with motherhood.“She is an example of a twentieth century, lay, black, Catholic woman whose life was devoted to maternal health,” Wolfteich said. “She delivered babies. She melded mothering, public leadership and spirituality in deeply integrated ways.”Another similarity arises, this time between Edwards and Day, regarding the spiritual experience that pregnancy can foster, Wolfteich said.“Her [Edward’s] own spiritual journey was very much shaped by her own experience of pregnancy and labor,” Wolfteich said. “And that’s true for Dorothy Day as well. Day found the experience of being pregnant to be an experience of co-creating. She felt this incredible closeness to God.”In her concluding comments, Dr. Wolfteich said she chose to study the three women because of their unique experiences.“Part of the reason why I like to look at these three women together is because I think it leads us to wonder about the intersectionality between race, class, spirituality and mothering,” she said. “Day, Huerta and Edwards all stepped out into unconventional, public and private vocations.”The second lecture in the “Theologies of Lived Faith” series will take place on Oct. 8th in Carroll Auditorium on Saint Mary’s campus.Tags: Dolores Huerta, Dorothy Day, Lena Frances Edwards, motherhood, The Center for Spirituality, Theologies of Lived Faithlast_img read more

Watch Chita Rivera Discuss Her Latest Broadway Bow & the Pope in The Visit

first_imgThe Visit headliner Chita Rivera, after receiving a Tony nomination this very morning, stopped by The View to discuss her return to Broadway and getting to work with John Doyle in the Kander and Ebb tuner. She describes the experience as “what the theater is all about: Excitement and passion.” When not starring as an ice-cold millionairess at the Lyceum Theatre, Rivera hangs out with a swanky crew, including the Pope and President Obama. Take a look at the video below to learn more! Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 The Visitlast_img

Alan Cumming Talks Butt Cracks, Beavers & Singing Miley Cyrus Songs

first_img Alan Cumming is set to to headline at Carnegie Hall (with special guests including Darren Criss) on February 8 and he recently stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to chat about what the audience can expect…and so much more. “It’s a really beautiful room to play,” the Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner said about the venue, before revealing that a Miley Cyrus song is on the setlist. And speaking of revealing, Cumming admitted that he didn’t have permission from the Carlyle Hotel to shoot that photo for his latest album cover, butt crack and all. Check out the videos below, which also include a performance from his Hoover Dam: The Musical (something to do with beavers) and perhaps the ultimate cautionary tattoo story. Alan Cumming View Commentslast_img read more

HRSA awards UVM $550,000 for children with special health care needs

first_imgUniversity of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Ill.$661,752 University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterMass.$685,732 Trustees Of Dartmouth College Hanover N.H.$848,868 University of Colorado HSC Aurora Colo.$552,500 University of Vermont,The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $28.3 million to 43 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) programs, including $550,000 to the University of Vermont, to help improve the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. LEND programs in communities across the United States prepare trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines to assume leadership roles, ensure high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence, and enhance the ability of clinicians to diagnose, treat, and manage complex disabilities in youth and adolescents.  The programs also promote culturally competent, coordinated care and integrate families in all aspects of training and service.”Building on a strong history, LEND grants improve systems of care for those with special needs,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.  “These programs have been instrumental in training leaders to meet the varying needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families.”Currently 43 LEND programs span 37 states, forming a network that works to identify the special needs of children and families on state, regional, and national levels.  The programs conduct continuing education activities, provide technical assistance and consultation, and develop and disseminate educational materials.A list of awards follows. Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education,obo University of Nevada, Reno Reno Nev.$508,533 Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles-School of Physical Therapy Los Angeles Calif.$650,973 Curators of the University of Missouri – ColumbiaColumbia Mo.$574,811 Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond Va.$584,773 Regents of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis Minn.$627,616 Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston S.C.$486,440 University of ArizonaTucson Ariz.$568,353 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock Ark.$757,995 University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute Kansas City Kan.$641,760 Georgia State University Research FDN., INC. Atlanta Ga.$545,898 Children’s HospitalBoston Mass.$680,000 OrganizationCityStateAwardAmount University of HoustonSalt Lake City Utah$758,048 Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville Tenn.$586,500 University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham Ala.$680,758 University of Wisconsin – MadisonMadison Wis.$673,483 University of Tennessee at Knoxville Knoxville Tenn.$807,500 Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc. Baltimore Md.$850,000 University of South DakotaVermillion S.D.$537,466 University of Oklahoma HSC Oklahoma City Okla.$595,000center_img University of IowaIowa CityIowa$586,537 University of Rochester Rochester N.Y.$684,028 University of PittsburghPittsburgh Pa.$594,779 Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska Omaha Neb.$622,943 Ohio State UniversityColumbus Ohio$821,027 West Virginia University Research Corp. Morgantown W.Va.$567,935 University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage Alaska$530,039 Oregon Health & Science University Portland Ore.$742,050 University of CincinnatiCincinnati Ohio$800,167 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu Hawaii$595,000 Indiana University, School of MedicineIndianapolis Ind.$632,046 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pa.$764,391 University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Albuquerque N.M.$680,000 For more information about LEND programs, visit: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/projects.asp?program=9(link is external).The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov(link is external).SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New York Medical CollegeValhalla N.Y.$693,003 University of WashingtonSeattleWash.$826,030 University of VermontBurlingtonVt.$550,000 Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronx N.Y.$679,299 University of Miami Miami Fla.$722,500 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill N.C.$845,004 The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHouston Texas$509,748 $28,311,285 TOTALlast_img read more

Peru Suspends Coca Eradication

first_imgBy Dialogo August 19, 2011 Peru has temporarily halted the eradication of coca plants used to make cocaine as it works to redesign its anti-drug programs, the country’s interior ministry said on 17 August. News of the suspension in eradication work surprised and worried the United States, which has tried for years to limit coca production in Peru as part of a broader war on drugs. The United Nations says Peru is now the world’s leading coca grower and could surpass Colombia as the top cocaine producer. “We are working on how to redirect efforts,” Interior Minister Oscar Valdes said. He said eradication would resume “very soon” but added that the government wanted to focus more on catching major traffickers and cutting off access to supplies like kerosene used to refine coca into cocaine. “The public must understand that the reduction of illicit crops will continue as the president has said and there will be a frontal fight against drug trafficking,” Valdes said. The suspension of the eradication program coincided with leftist President Ollanta Humala’s reshuffling of the country’s drug policy team. Humala, a former army officer, has said he would work closely with the United States to fight cocaine production. He has also said he expected countries that buy illegal cocaine to contribute to the effort. Peruvian coca growers say they plant coca for traditional uses in food and religious ceremonies, though drug experts say 90 percent of coca winds up in the cocaine trade.last_img read more

Industrial: Langtree branches out

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Surge in teen self-harm blights positive survey

first_imgNZ Herald 2 August 2013Deliberate self-harming is reaching epidemic levels among Kiwi teenagers – but the teens say it has become “almost fashionable”.An Auckland University survey of 8500 students in 91 secondary schools has found that 29.1 per cent of girls harmed themselves deliberately in the year before the survey last year, up from 26 per cent in the previous survey, done in 2007.The number of boys who harmed themselves also increased, from 15.5 per cent to 17.9 per cent.The figures contrast with other findings in the survey that are positive. Teenage binge-drinking has almost halved since the first survey in the series in 2001, drink-driving has dropped by a third, regular marijuana smoking has halved and cigarette smoking has almost disappeared, down from 15.5 per cent in 2001 to 4.5 per cent.Violence and fighting have both dropped by a third. Only 5.3 per cent of students stayed away from school some time in the past month because of bullying, down from 9.5 per cent in 2001.Even promiscuity is waning. The number of high-school students who have never had sex have increased from 68.7 per cent in 2001 and 63.7 per cent in 2007 to 75.6 per cent, and the number described as currently sexually active dropped from 21.2 per cent and 26 per cent to 18.8 per cent.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10906817last_img read more