On Wednesday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up the first show of their four-night Northeast run with a performance at Jim Thorpe, PA’s Penn’s Peak.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up their first set with a jam before smoothly flowing into “Peggy-O”. Bassist Dave Dreiwitz led the band into “The Music Never Stopped”, which included teases of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” and John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme”. “The Music Never Stopped” segued into “Loose Lucy”, last played by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on December 31st, 2016 at The Capitol Theatre. The quintet kept on chugging with an open-ended jam that made way for “Weather Report Suite”, playing the first part of the tune as an instrumental. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out the first set with “Stella Blue”.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead came back out to open their second set with the classic “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” before the band moved forward with a smoothly-segued grouping of “The Eleven”, a jam on “Let It Grow”, and “Easy Wind”. The wind kept blowing at Penn’s Peak, as JRAD followed “Easy Wind” up with “Black Throated Wind”. The remainder of the set was a monstrous segue, as the quintet worked through “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad” into an instrumental take on “We Bid You Good Night”, with the latter featuring tease of “Fire On The Mountain”. The band continued “Fire” into an open-ended jam chock-full of “Terrapin Station” teases. JRAD continued in the “Terrapin” theme with “Lady With A Fan” before Marco Benevento darted off into an exploratory solo, which featured teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “No Quarter”. “Terrapin Station” brought the full-throttle second set to a triumphant closing. “Big Railroad Blues” served as the evening’s lone encore.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”[Video: nugsnet]Listen to full-show audio from last night’s show courtesy of taper Rich Stoler.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 3/13/2019 (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: Rich Stoler]Tonight, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wil head to New Haven, CT for a performance at College Street Music Hall, followed by a show at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater (3/15) and Cleveland, OH’s Masonic Auditorium (3/16).For a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Penn’s Peak | Jim Thorpe, PA | 3/13/2019Set One: Jam -> Peggy-O, The Music Never Stopped @ > Loose Lucy #, Jam -> Weather Report Suite: Prelude / Part One $ ->Let It Grow %, Stella BlueSet Two: Man Smart Woman Smarter > The Eleven -> Let It Grow Jam -> Easy Wind, Black Throated Wind -> Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > We Bid You Goodnight ^ -> Fire On The Mountain -> Jam & -> Lady with a Fan -> Marco Solo * -> Terrapin Station +Encore: Big Railroad [email protected] – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Tease (Band) and a “Love Supreme” (John Coltrane) Tease (TH)# – Not Played By Almost Dead Since 2016-12-31 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, a gap of 90 shows$ – Instrumental, Not Played By Almost Dead Since 2017-11-09 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, a gap of 57 shows% – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Tease (TH)^ – Instrumental, With a Fire On The Mountain Tease (TH)& – With Terrapin Teases (Band)* – With “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin) Teases (MB)+ – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Jam
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham captain Lloris warns PSG: Man Utd are back strongerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham captain Hugo Lloris says defeat to Manchester United is a warning to PSG.PSG and United meet next month in the Champions League round of 16.Lloris told RMC: “Manchester is still a very big institution, one of the biggest clubs in the world. “They are always present in major events. Afterwards, inevitably in a season, there are ups and downs. They have known strengths and they will come back even stronger. They have shown it for a few games but Paris is a very very good team with very great players. It will be a very nice open tie.”
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar, who was involved in extensive discussions with the IMF to finalise a bailout package for the cash-strapped country, quit the Cabinet on Thursday after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his desire to shift him to the energy ministry. Umar, who recently returned from a trip to the US in which the details of Pakistan’s next International Monetary Fund bailout were finalised, said he has obtained the prime minister’s consent “to not take any cabinet position”. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”As part of a cabinet reshuffle, prime minister desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance,” Umar said. “However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position.” Prime Minister Khan-led government and Finance Minister Umar in particular have faced mounting criticism by opposition parties, members of the business community and citizens over the handling of the economic crisis. On Monday, the Pakistani media reported that a major reshuffle was on the cards in the Finance Ministry. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHowever, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry denied the reports of the reshuffle. “There is no truth in reports regarding changes in posts of federal ministers. The prime minister has the power to change ministers and the media should play a responsible role on this subject,” he tweeted. Cash-strapped Pakistan is seeking USD 8 billion from the IMF to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple the country’s economy. Pakistan has so far received a total of USD 9.1 billion in financial aid packages from friendly countries like China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE during the current fiscal year. Finance Minister Umar said earlier this month that a mission of the IMF would visit Islamabad soon after the spring meetings of the World Bank Group, which includes the IMF, and an agreement should be signed by the end of this month.
Ghaziabad: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly robbing a jewellery shop in Vijaynagar area here, police said Tuesday. The robbery was carried out on May 2. On Tuesday, during a routine checking at Hindon barrage area, two suspects were detained and on frisking them the robed jewellery were recovered, City Superintendent of Police Shlok Kumar said. Twenty-six gold rings, 21 earrings and other ornamets along with two country-made pistols and six cartridges were seized from them, the officer said. The accused, Rohit (24) of Burari in north Delhi and Rakesh (28) of Duzana village in Gautam Budh Nagar district, have been arrested, Kumar said. Besides the robbery they have also confessed to killing a doctor in Loni on February 20, the police officer said.
Junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen spikes the ball during the NCAA national championship game on Saturday. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterIt took five sets, but the No. 6 BYU men’s volleyball team (3-1) upset No. 1 Ohio State (2-1) 3-2 Saturday night at St. John Arena in front of 2,237 spectators. The first set of the early-season rematch between the two teams in the past two NCAA championship games foreshadowed what proved to be a competitive match. The Cougars had an impeccable set for serving, committing only two service errors. Despite powerful jump-serves drilled by the Cougars, the Buckeyes were able to get the ball up and to setter Sanil Thomas, who was then able to work in-system plays.Consistent, quick and powerful attacks from senior outside hitters Nicolas Szerszen and Maxime Hervoir and redshirt senior opposite Jake Hanes put the ball to the wood and started the Buckeyes off with a win in the opening set 25-21.Despite losing the first set, the Cougars came onto the floor hungry for the second set. The Buckeyes won the first point after a kill from Hervoir, but the Cougars managed to side-out and take the lead and run with it for the entire set as communication diminished on Ohio State’s side of the net. BYU’s defense improved significantly in the second set, lowering Ohio State’s hitting percentage from .750 in the first set to .300. The Cougars claimed the set 25-21. In the third set, the Cougars maintained their momentum, shutting down Ohio State’s offense with three blocks and 13 digs. Ohio State’s hitting percentage dropped further to .258 and the home team was unable to overtake the Cougars, losing 25-20. Ohio State won the first point of the fourth set after a right-side kill by Szerszen and kept swinging hard throughout the set, eventually adding a second set 25-21. Thomas assisted on 15 of the Buckeyes’ 18 kills.At the beginning of the fifth set, the game remained largely up for grabs. BYU pulled away after a 5-5 tie and ended the fifth set 15-8, winning the match 3-2.Cougar outside hitter Gabi Garcia Fernandez scored 24.5 points in the match — the most for both teams. BYU setter Leo Durkin assisted on 42 of the Cougars’ 53 kills. Outside hitter Brenden Sander contributed 15 of BYU’s match points.Hervoir had 20 kills for the Buckeyes, the most kills in the match by a player for both teams. Thomas topped both teams in assists with a total of 55, and Szerszen tied second for kills in the match with Cougar player Garcia Fernandez with 19 kills.
Tags Sci-Tech 0 The USGS shared this view of a highway broken apart by the Ridgecrest earthquake. USGS A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook, rattled and rolled Southern California early in July. It did more than slosh water out of swimming pools and bring Disneyland to a halt. It also redecorated the landscape.NASA’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team took a closer look at the Ridgecrest earthquake and its aftermath, crunched the numbers and figured out just how much it moved the earth around it. A colorful image highlights the action.Enlarge ImageThis map highlights the ground movement from the Ridgecrest earthquake. NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) data courtesy of Eric Fielding/NASA JPL and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency The land west of the fault (in blue) moved as much as 2.7 feet (0.8 meters), while other areas (red and orange) moved as much as 2 feet (0.6 meters).NASA’s Earth Observatory released a before-and-after GIF on Thursday that illustrates the ground displacement. We previously saw the crack created by the quake in satellite views.The before and after images show some dramatic changes caused by the Ridgecrest earthquake. NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) data courtesy of Eric Fielding/NASA JPL and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency The ARIA team’s work will help US government agencies assess the damage from the earthquake. “The analysis can be used to estimate where the fault moved deep and which areas have increased stress and higher likelihood of future earthquakes,” NASA said. The good news is the fault has quieted down since the main earthquake on July 5. “The odds of a subsequent large earthquake continue to drop with time since the mainshock,” the US Geological Survey noted. The ground may get a chance to settle into its new configuration. NASA Space Post a comment Fury from afar: NASA sees violent volcanoes from space Share your voice 15 Photos
Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. As scientists continue the quest to fully understand the genome, new tools are constantly being developed. One avenue of research involves delving into the differences between individual cells that are almost identical—embryonic cells, for example—each has its own unique genome,even in the same organism. Prior research has led to tools that amplify differences, or variances between cells, which not only helps to better understand how genomes work, but which has practical applications. One such tool that has been developed and used to study and measure genetic variance among individual cells is MALBAC—it is used for in vitro fertilization to screen embryos. But as the researchers also note, it is subject to allele dropout, which limits its ability to call single-nucleotide variations. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to improve the technique—the improved version is called Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI), and they claim it has kilobase resolution.LIANTI works by fragmenting the genetic material in a cell using a transposon the team designed. A transposon is a bit of DNA that is able to alter its position in a genome. It had a 19 base-pair double-stranded transposase binding spot and a single-stranded T7 promoter loop. The transposon carried with it a promoter which was a part of DNA that begins the process of transcription. The promoter was used to amplify the downstream DNA, allowing for the creation of a library that could be sequenced. Initial indications suggested the new technique would outperform other methods.The researchers tested their technique by exposing human cells to ultraviolet light and then measuring their variances—they report their approach covered 97 percent of the genome, which was significantly better than other methods. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Harvard University has developed a new whole-genome amplification method that outperforms other methods currently being used. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and how well it performed when used to measure single-nucleotide variations in a human cell after exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Citation: New whole genome amplification method reduces biases introduced by other methods (2017, April 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-04-genome-amplification-method-biases-methods.html Breakthrough in detecting mutations in genomes of single cells More information: Chongyi Chen et al. Single-cell whole-genome analyses by Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI), Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aak9787AbstractSingle-cell genomics is important for biology and medicine. However, current whole-genome amplification (WGA) methods are limited by low accuracy of copy-number variation (CNV) detection and low amplification fidelity. Here we report an improved single-cell WGA method, Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI), which outperforms existing methods, enabling micro-CNV detection with kilobase resolution. This allowed direct observation of stochastic firing of DNA replication origins, which differs from cell to cell. We also show that the predominant cytosine-to-thymine mutations observed in single-cell genomics often arise from the artifact of cytosine deamination upon cell lysis. However, identifying single-nucleotide variations (SNVs) can be accomplished by sequencing kindred cells. We determined the spectrum of SNVs in a single human cell after ultraviolet radiation, revealing their nonrandom genome-wide distribution. Explore further © 2017 Phys.org Journal information: Science