The Claypool Lennon Delirium Releases New Track, Confirms Tour And Album

first_imgYesterday’s leaked press release announcing a lengthy U.S. tour with stops in over thirty cities was indeed accurate. To match the exciting news, The Claypool Lennon Delirium have also shared a new track as their follow up to the previously released “Cricket And The Genie,” which we highly recommend you listen to.The seemingly unlikely duo of Primus bassist Les Claypool and Beatle offspring/Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger leader Sean Lennon has come together in a psychedelic collaboration one could have never dreamed of, but wish they had. One might even describe the combination of masterminds as pure magic. The space-shifting new single, “Mr. Wright,” indeed confirms an upcoming album Monolith of Phobos, due out June 3 of this summer. From the highly anticipated release, follows their extensive tour, which will feature Beastie Boys’ Mark Ramos Nishita and Paul Baldi of the Fungi Band, as officially announced by Pitchfork.Claypool explained earlier this year that he met Lennon on a joint tour and they became friends backstage. “I asked Sean if he’d like to come to Rancho Relaxo and see if we couldn’t get some interesting sounds on tape. Next thing I know he’s staying in my guesthouse over the holidays and we’re drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls.”Lennon adds, “The Claypool Lennon Delirium will (gently) melt your face with heart-pounding low-frequency oscillations and interdimensional guitar squeals. We look forward to seeing you very soon.” The feeling is mutual.In a new statement from Les Claypool, he describes the project quite colorfully. “Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart. He definitely reflects his genetics – not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew.”In addition to the previously announced Bonnaroo, Peach Music Festival, and Vertex Festival showcases, we can now start to plan our 2016 introduction to The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s world debut with these expansive new dates.The Claypool Lennon Delirium Tour DatesJune 4 Beacham Orlando, FLJune 5 The Ritz Tampa, FLJune 7 Georgia Theatre Athens, GAJune 9 Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre Wilmington, NCJune 10 Orange Peel Asheville, NCJune 11 Bonnaroo Manchester, TNJune 12 The Pageant St. Louis, MOJune 14 Crossroads Kansas City, MOJune 15 Skyway Minneapolis, MNJune 17 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park Garrettsville, OHJune 18 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NYJuly 21 Showbox SODO Seattle, WAJuly 22 Brit Pavilion Jacksonville, ORJuly 23 Roseland Portland, ORJuly 25 Pink Garter Theatre Jackson Hole, WYJuly 26 Wilma Missoula, MTJuly 27 The Depot Salt Lake City, UTJuly 29 Fonda Los Angeles, CAJuly 30 Marquee Tempe, AZJuly 31 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NVAug 2 Observatory Santa Ana, CAAug 3 Observatory North Park San Diego, CAAug 4 Fremont San Luis Obispo, CAAug 5-7 Vertex Buena Vista, COAug 9 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IAAug 11 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MIAug 12 Express Live! Indoor Pavallion Columbus, OHAug 13 Peach Fest Scranton, PAAug 26 HOB Boston Boston, MAAug 27 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CTAug 28 State Theatre Portland, MEAug 30 Irving Plaza New York, NYAug 31 The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA Sept 1 9:30 Club Washington, DClast_img read more

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Summerfest Reveals Enormous Initial Lineup, Stacked With Alabama Shakes, Umphrey’s McGee & More

first_imgSummerfest has revealed the initial phase of their 2016 headliners in the form of a video. It’s safe to say this year is bigger than ever, with over 100 headlining acts from Alabama Shakes, Umphrey’s McGee, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Otis Taylor, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Matisyahu, Kool & The Gang, O.A.R, Stephen Marley, Cheap Trick, and a ton of other genre-spanning headliners.The “World’s Largest Music Festival” is set to take over Milwaukee, Wisconsin, spanning across thirteen stages for eleven days, from June 29-July 3 and July 5-10. Tickets and general information are currently available on the festival’s website. Peep the initial lineup below:Summerfest 2016Chris StapletonAlabama ShakesLuke Bryan with special guest Frankie BallardStingPeter GabrielWeezerPanic! At The Disco with special guest Andrew McMahon In The WildernessSelena Gomez with special guest DNCEBlake Shelton with special guest ParmaleeDef Leppard with special guests REO Speedwagon & TeslaTim McGraw with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan KinderMartin GarrixWillie NelsonRise AgainstPassion PitDeath Cab For CutieJason DeruloRyan AdamsElle KingThe DecemberistsThe RootsRay LaMontagneRachel PlattenBilly IdolMike D (DJ Set)St. Paul & The Broken BonesNellyFitz and the TantrumsSkilletDustin LynchThe FrayRandy HouserCommodoresGavin DeGrawKirk FranklinHunter HayesChase RiceJoan Jett & The BlackheartsAndra DayYoung The GiantBarenaked LadiesPeter Bjorn and JohnJack & JackMichael Franti & SpearheadViolent FemmesTimefliesPreservation Hall Jazz BandGarbageStephen MarleyCheap TrickUmphrey’s McGee311 Femi Kuti & The Positive ForceJoe JacksonBrothers OsborneBoDeansJana KramerMilky ChanceTaylor DaneBen FoldsIndigo GirlsNeil FinnMatisyahuCam Kool & The Gang38 SpecialPhil VassarBruce Hornsby & The NoisemakersO.A.RBuckwheat ZydecoMichael RayThe WombatsKane BrownMorris Day And The Time“Weird Al” YankovicCharlie AponteStyxOMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)Sir Mix-A-LotGranger SmithHoward JonesRichard MarxTerrance Simien & The Zydeco ExperienceBlue Oyster CultCon BrioHippo CampusBobby RushCoast ModernBahariColeman HellOtis TaylorThe Grass RootsMindi Abair and the BoneshakersBlack ViolinSon LittleChris LaneDiane CoffeeDrew Baldridge Welshly ArmsLucky ChopsRuthie CollinsBrooke EdenThe Ides of MarchLucie SilvasBrett Younglast_img read more

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Helping the heart help itself

first_imgHuman trials of stem cell therapy for post-heart attack patients have raised as many questions as they have answered — because while the patients have tended to show some improvement in heart function, the stem cells do not appear to turn into heart cells or even survive.But in a featured paper published in the latest edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provide a solution to the puzzle — and what appears to be a new use for stem cells.The stem cells being transfused into the patients may not be developing into new heart muscle, but they still appear to be beneficial. Some stem cells in the bone marrow, called c-kit+ cells, appear capable of stimulating adult stem cells already present in the heart to repair the damaged tissue.What this means, in effect, is that the c-kit+ stem cells are functioning much as a drug might, stimulating the heart’s own repair mechanism.“It seems that heart muscle is being made from heart stem cells that are already there,” said Richard T. Lee, who led the new study. Lee, a Harvard Medical School professor of cardiology at BWH and leader of the HSCI Cardiovascular Disease Program, notes that “there have been some adult stem cells found in the heart, but it hasn’t been clear under what circumstances they are active, and how to turn them on.“The study explains why some forms of cell therapy are helping the heart even though the cells themselves don’t survive inside the heart,” Lee said.Up to this point, researchers working in regenerative medicine have envisioned two basic roles for stem cells: They can be used as treatments, to be given to patients to directly replace lost cells and repair damage; and they can be used to model diseases in the laboratory, and serve as targets for traditional drug discovery and initial testing. The Lee paper suggests a third role for these ubiquitous cells: At least in the heart, they can apparently stimulate other stem cells to repair damaged tissue. In a heart attack, heart muscle dies, reducing the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body. When that damage reaches a certain point, congestive heart failure, which is as lethal as many metastatic cancers, sets in.Results thus far from studies in humans — Lee’s study was done in mice — “have shown a small improvement in heart function, but a big enough improvement so there is potential to prevent heart failure,” Lee said.Lee said that the results in the mice, which had lost about 40 percent of heart function —the equivalent of a major human heart attack — showed “much better heart function when the stem cells were delivered.”Ideally, Lee said, researchers would like to find a chemical that would, like the c-kit+ stem cells, stimulate adult cardiac cells to repair heart attack damage.last_img read more

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Turfgrass Institute

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaExperts from across the Southeast will share their knowledge Dec.6-7 during the annual Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show at theGwinnett Civic and Cultural Center in Duluth, Ga.”This year’s show includes many educational opportunitiesfeaturing some of the industry’s top speakers,” said BenjieBrumbleloe, president of the Georgia Turfgrass Association. “Theindustry’s leading companies will also be on hand at the tradeshow.” Numerous sponsorsGTA presents the institute in cooperation with UGA and theGeorgia Irrigation Association, Georgia Professional GolfersAssociation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, GeorgiaSod Producers Association, Georgia Water Wise Council, NorthGeorgia Landscape and Turf Association, Professional Lawn CareAssociation of America, Sports Turf Managers Association and U.S.Golf Association Green Section. Numerous speakersThe following University of Georgia scientists will share thelatest turfmanagement research findings:* Jean Williams-Woodward will speak on managing new pests inSouthern landscapes.* Tim Murphy and Mark Czarnota will discuss weed management inturf and ornamentals.* Bob Carrow will talk on cultivation and topdressing practicesand on managing turfgrass in shaded areas.* Rose Mary Seymour will discuss changes to storm-watermanagement requirements.* Gil Landry will cover transitioning overseeded grasses.* And Clint Waltz will lead a session geared to helpingprofessional landscapers handle unhappy customers.Scientists from the universities of Tennessee and Florida willshare their expertise, too.The first afternoon will offer a choice of concurrent sessions inlandscape, golf or sports and commercial turf. Each track willinclude four topics focused in that area.The institute includes a trade show with exhibits from more than50 turf-related companies and associations and silent auctionseach day. The trade show will also include appearances by theAtlanta Falcon Cheerleaders.The cost to attend both days is $180 ($130 for GTA members).After Nov. 18, it’s $230 ($180 GTA) for both days. One-day feesare $140 ($90 GTA), or $190 ($140 GTA) after Nov. 18. The fee forthe trade show and luncheon only, for either day, is $20 ($15GTA) or $25 ($20 GTA) after Nov. 18.For more on the Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show, or to signup, call (800) 687-6949, or e-mail the GTA office [email protected]last_img read more

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Reducing risk and enhancing product capabilities for mobile remote deposit capture

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mobile deposit capture continues to grow in usage, with more than 17.4 million U.S. online households using the capability in 2015 – up 13 percent year over year, according to the Expectations and Experiences Payments Survey from Fiserv. The demand for mobile remote deposit capture is a major opportunity to win new customers, but increased usage can also increase fraud risks.Checks have long been a favorite target for fraud, and mobile deposits add a new risk of unintentional or fraudulent duplicate deposits. Financial institutions must strike a balance between the convenience customers expect from remote deposits and adequate levels of security. Mobile deposit transaction limits and delayed availability of deposited funds add layers of security, but these measures make remote deposit capture less convenient, discouraging usage. Manual monitoring can be marginally effective, but the process places a heavy burden on operational costs. continue reading »last_img read more

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Authorities investigating police credit union in Kentucky

first_img continue reading » State and federal authorities are investigating suspected theft at the $28.7 million Louisville Metro Police Officers Credit Union, according to police and the Kentucky state regulator.“The Louisville Metro Police Officers Credit Union reported a suspected theft to law enforcement officials and the (Kentucky) Department of Financial Institutions,” DFI spokeswoman Elizabeth Goss Kuhn, said in a prepared statement. “DFI is conducting an examination of the credit union, and as part of that process, will examine the reported theft.”Dwight Mitchell of the LMPD confirmed a “theft-related incident” was reported to police last week. Although the department’s financial crimes unit initiated an investigation, it was handed over to the FBI, Mitchell said.“Representatives from DFI, including department examiners, are working closely with law enforcement and the staff and board of directors of the credit union,” Kuhn said. “The credit union’s board and staff are working to ensure all members of the credit union have access to financial services.  If a credit union member has a question or concern, DFI recommends contacting the credit union directly for assistance.” 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Tourist guides are asking for a reaction from the Ministry of Tourism due to non-implementation of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism

first_imgThe Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) sent a letter to the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia with the aim of MINT reacting to the non-implementation of the Law on Providing Services in Tourism, ie problems with tourist guides illegally leading groups of tourists to our protected areas.After numerous colleagues who met with our colleagues from Slovenia and other EU countries who regularly illegally visit our cities – protected sites, I had a personal meeting in the middle of Trogir with a colleague from Slovenia who told me that she applied to the contact point and has approval to run in Croatia, points out spec.univ. Kristina Nuić Prka, LLB, President of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, adds ” It follows from the above that guides who have received approval on the basis of temporary and occasional activities are not informed that they can not perform the activities of a local tourist guide in protected areas without a special exam?It is interesting that in the commentary of our publication of the provisions of the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism, the secretary of the Club of Professional Guides of Slovenia addressed me, threatening lawsuits against Croatia with the Court of Justice of the European Union. It should also be noted that I addressed all foreign embassies in the Republic of Croatia and national guides’ associations and (except Italy) received a reply from all stating that unfortunately they could not send a list of their protected sites because it depends on local levels of government. Therefore, we ask for the reaction of the Ministry of Tourism, given the non-implementation of the law. ”Concludes Nuić Prka and adds that she also officially addressed MINT and expects a reaction, as well as the adoption of a list of protected sites.By the way, the list of protected sites in Croatia should have been adopted by the Ministry of Tourism, in accordance with the new one Law on the provision of services in tourism which came into force in early 2018, but to date no decision has been made on protected sites.We single out from the Law on the provision of services in tourism.the provision of tourist guide services to citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis is regulated in such a way that it can provide tourist guide services in the Republic of Croatia, except in or in protected areas; this equates the position of the above tourist guides with Croatian tourist guides who have passed only the general part of the professional exam:Authorization is given to the Minister of Tourism to prescribe, with the prior opinion of the Minister responsible for culture and nature protection, a rulebook for a list of protected sites (localities) which would be narrower than the current list of tourist sites (localities) by counties, and which would not include public areas, city squares, forests, parks and the like;Tourist guides are interpreters of cultural heritage, we must care how our story is told.However, all this is a negative implication in accordance with the amendments to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism, which has just allowed foreign tourist guides to tell the story they want about our history without any control or education, ie they believe it is accurate and sufficient. our localities. Although the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism states that tourist guides can only guide protected areas with a specially passed exam, which is certainly positive and protects our cultural heritage, chaos and anarchy still reign on the ground.To make the absurd even bigger, as the Ordinance on protected localities should have been adopted 60 days after the entry into force of the Law, and to date it has not been adopted, so the current old list of protected localities from 2008.godine. While we think, set up working groups and make slow decisions and thus stagnate, tour guides do what they want without control. Another absurd situation in our tourism.Accurate and quality interpretation is key. We need to care about the story being told about our history, heritage, identity, way of life and culture.last_img read more

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PPF expands global equities portfolio by 17% as net assets rise 9%

first_imgDespite benchmark outperformance and an increase in net assets – through new schemes entering the PPF and levy collections – investment returns were a negative 0.7% due to the lifeboat’s exposure to liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies.Its investible portfolio reached £16.3bn (£20.6bn), up from £14.9bn in 2013, with actuarial liabilities of £12.9bn.However, the fund operates a large LDI book, and an increase in the yield of government bonds saw its liability projections fall and thus also a reduction in the value of LDI instruments.Investment returns, stripping out the LDI portfolio, was 3.4%.Over the year, the PPF made further allocations into debt instruments, money markets, private equity and infrastructure, making its first foray into farm and timberland through asset transfers and active allocation.It also reduced exposure to sovereign debt.Earlier this month, the PPF announced an amendment to its investment strategy allowing it to shift away from derivatives in the face of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the lack of counterparty competitiveness.It will now look towards a more liberal asset allocation policy looking for liability hedges and outperformance.Overall, the lifeboat’s funding position increased to 112.5% compared with 109.6%, and it now runs a surplus of £2.4bn.Rubenstein said the fund had begun to benefit from a wider economic recovery as fewer claims were made in 2013-14 after a record number a year earlier.The PPF said its aim of reaching self-sufficiency by 2030 was now 90% certain, up from 87% at the end of last year.The fund’s self-sufficiency aim is to hold assets to match liabilities, with a 10% margin to cover longevity and future claims risk.The fund also said it would conduct an ‘own risk and solvency assessment’ (ORSA) in the coming year.ORSA, a term and strategy lifted from Solvency II regulations, will see the PPF clearly identify risks, assess potential impacts via stress testing and consider additional capital requirements.Despite resistance to being classed as an insurance company, the PPF said its funding margin was designed to cover the costs of unexpected risk, and a core part of the risk management framework.The fund’s compensation payments from 2005 to date rose to more than £1bn, with one-third being paid in the last year.On the announcement of its results, PPF chairman Lady Barbara Judge said the lifeboat continued to “sail smoothly” towards self-sufficiency.“There are signs the upward trend in the economy will continue, and we expect further improvement in our risk profile,” she added.“There are many challenges remaining. Our focus continues to be on maintaining stability in the face of ongoing uncertainty.”Overall, the fund’s levy intake fell over the year, bringing in £577m compared with £644m in 2012-13.The PPF is currently considering amendments to its new levy forumla as it looks to replace current risk-score provider Dun & Bradstreet with Experian. The UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has expanded its global equity portfolio in a year that saw the asset class return 19.5%, as its monetary surplus also increased.The PPF acts as a lifeboat fund to UK defined benefit (DB) schemes stranded through sponsor insolvency.Historically, it has avoided equity investments due to risk duplication but now allocates 6.9% of its portfolio compared with 5.6% a year previous.Chief executive Alan Rubenstein said the fund’s global equity portfolio was key to its outperforming its liability benchmark by 2.9% over the year to 31 March.last_img read more

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‘Got input’ on fishing, hunting and trapping regulations?

first_imgInput and ideas can also be mailed to: The form — “Got INput?” — not only allows you to comment on ideas from the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, but also allows you to propose your own ideas on any fishing, hunting or trapping topic. DNR Division of Fish & WildlifeAttn: Got INput402 W. Washington St., Room W273Indianapolis, IN 46204After Nov. 2, DNR staff will evaluate all comments and determine which ideas to forward for consideration by the Natural Resources Commission. Got INput users must register with a username and a password. Indianapolis, In. — The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife wants to hear your ideas on fishing, hunting, trapping and other fish-and-wildlife-related regulations in Indiana, including special permits.Through Nov. 1, you can use a convenient online form to contribute ideas and provide input on issues the DNR has identified for consideration.The form is at: on.IN.gov/gotinputlast_img read more

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Belleville Motorsports returns as title sponsor of North Central Region for IMCA Modifieds

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. – The 2015 season is Belleville Motorsports’ fourth as title sponsor of IMCA’s North Central Region for Modifieds.The Belleville, Kan., chassis builder will furnish a portion of a $6,000 point fund to be paid out to top 10 drivers in regional point standings. The champion earns $2,500, with $1,250 for second, $625 for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th.The North Central Region includes tracks in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Chris Abelson is the defending regional champion.“BMS holds the unique distinction of being the longest running new partner addition since my tenure began at IMCA in 2000,” said Kevin Yoder, marketing director for the sanctioning body. “It is a relationship I am proud of and I have enjoyed working with Brandon Blochlinger and the entire BMS team during that time. I hope I have the opportunity to work with them for many more years to come.”Drivers are required to display two BMS decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares, which will be presented during the national awards banquet in November, or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office.BMS has won the IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup in five of the six years the award has been given. Points are awarded to participating builders based on top 10 finishes in each of the five Modified regions, with both regional and overall winners determined.This is Belleville Motorsports 14th season as a marketing partner with IMCA, having given special series or special events awards before taking over the regional sponsorship role.Information about BMS-manufactured chassis is available by calling 785 527-5080, on Facebook and at the www.bmsmods.com website.last_img read more

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