Listen To All Three Nights Of Phil Lesh’s All-Star Phil-O-Ween At The Capitol Theatre [Full Audio]

first_imgLast weekend, Phil Lesh brought an all-star ensemble of “Friends” to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, celebrating Halloween… err, Phil-O-Ween… with three nights of music at the beloved venue. The three-night run saw the Grateful Dead bassist welcome an incredible roster of musicians, including Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams, Nicki Bluhm, and Scott Metzger.Fortunately, thanks to Quinfolk, we can listen in on all three shows! Tune in and enjoy the music below.10/28/16: Phil Lesh ft. Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams & Nicki Bluhm10/29/16: Phil Lesh ft. Luther Dickinson, Scott Metzger, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, & Nicki Bluhm 10/31/16: Phil Lesh ft. Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Teresa Williams, & Nicki Bluhmlast_img read more

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Feeling woozy? Time to check the tattoo

first_img Related Of helixes, neurons, and chemicals Nan Jiang, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said the project, “Dermal Abyss,” was conducted as a proof of concept, and that further refinements — such as stabilizing ink so designs don’t fade or diffuse into surrounding tissue — would be needed for a medical product.The Dermal Abyss tattoo inks change color according to the chemistry of the body’s interstitial fluid, which can be used as a surrogate for constituents of the blood. One ink changes from green to brown as glucose concentration increases. The team has also developed a green ink, viewable under blue light, that grows more intense as sodium concentration rises, an indication of dehydration. Researchers tattooed the inks onto segments of pig skin and noted how they changed color or intensity in response to different biomarkers.Jiang and Yetisen said that once the bugs are worked out, the applications for biologically-sensitive ink are fairly broad. Ink could be incorporated into long-lasting tattoos for chronic conditions or into temporary designs for shorter-duration monitoring. Another possibility is invisible ink that reacts to a particular kind of light.HMS postdoctoral fellows Ali Yetisen (left) and Nan Jiang collaborated with MIT researchers to develop the biosensitive tattoo ink, which unlike current wearable monitoring devices, doesn’t require batteries or wireless connectivity.Yetisen has already developed an app that can analyze a picture of a sensor and provide quantitative diagnostic results. While patients are an obvious potential market, Yetisen said the technology could be used in astronauts, for whom continuous health monitoring is desirable.Jiang said the project’s purpose was to excite artists and scientists alike about the potential for such technology, and to stimulate discussion of ethical issues it might raise, such as people’s willingness to have health information displayed for all to see.“The purpose of the work is to light the imagination of biotechnologists and stimulate public support for such efforts,” Jiang said. “These questions of how technology impacts our lives must be considered as carefully as the design of the molecular sensors patients may someday carry embedded in their skin.” A drawback of current wearable monitoring devices is that they don’t seamlessly integrate with the body, Yetisen said. Short battery life is a concern and so is the need for wireless connectivity, neither of which is an issue with the simple, color-based interface of biosensitive tattoo ink.“We wanted to go beyond what is available through wearables today,” Yetisen said. Science author Zimmer uncovers scientists’ tattoos <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok5RucH09Sw” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/ok5RucH09Sw/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Harvard and MIT researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing color to tell an athlete when she is dehydrated or a diabetic when his blood sugar rises.The work, conducted by two postdoctoral fellows at Harvard Medical School and colleagues led by Katia Vega at MIT’s Media Lab, paired biosensitive inks developed at Harvard with traditional tattoo artistry as a way to overcome some of the limitations of current biomedical monitoring devices.“We were thinking: New technologies, what is the next generation after wearables?” said Ali Yetisen, who is a Tosteson postdoctoral fellow at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital. “And so we came up with the idea that we could incorporate biosensors in the skin.”Tattoos as medical condition monitorslast_img read more

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Virtual Reality: Beyond the Hype and Ready for Business

first_imgIn recent years, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have operated with a bit of hype—and C-suite skepticism—about their potential business use in practical applications. Of course, most will concede VR’s use in gaming. And, to “see” state-of-the-art military use of AR, they need look no further than the $400,000 F-35 pilot’s helmet. But, fact is, both are ready to transform the workplace by unleashing new waves of productivity in workers and professionals alike, thanks to powerful underlying technologies.AR and VR: What’s the difference?For people not staying up to date with AR and VR news, the two technologies might seem to mix their capabilities and applications. But to be clear, AR overlays data onto users’ views of their environments, and VR provides a totally immersive, simulated experience.An example of the former would be an AR industrial hard hat with a visor worn by workers on the floor of a petrochemical refinery. The visor’s margins would provide the interface for overlaying visualization of real-time, plant operational data, while the worker’s visual field out into the plant would remain unimpeded.An example of the latter is the VR headset that’s reportedly aboard the International Space Station. It surrounds astronaut users’ visual fields with a totally simulated environment to help train them in new critical procedures. In turn, it uses eye-tracking technology to provide a feedback loop to the software driving the training simulation — and to ground controllers, who can collaborate in the training.Powerful enabling technologies are keyThe secret to liberating AR and VR from the realm of science fiction is a combination of increasingly powerful hardware and software technologies. Developers now have massive processing power for desktop use as well as in portable form factors for field use.Take the new Dell Precision 7720 mobile workstation, for example. As Dell’s first VR-ready mobile model, it features the fastest Intel® Xeon™ processors available. These are supported with up to 64GB of compute RAM and 16GB of graphics RAM, plus fast SSD or HDD storage of up to 4TB.Hardware that’s so powerful yet portable unhitches AR and VR developers from fixed laboratories, so they can create enterprise solutions in the field, where users are. This can accelerate solutions development tremendously by helping to enable rapid prototyping around user activities, while effectively eliminating cycles of field testing.Then there are software advancements. At SXSW 2017 in March, Dell hosted the #Dell Experience VR Panel. One of the panelists was Michael Gold, co-founder and CEO of Holojam. His company provides a drag-and-drop platform for creators of AR and VR content and applications. There’s no need for custom code or expensive motion-capture stages, as was the case until recently.In effect, Holojam’s platform provides tools to expand the potential of AR and VR for use in business. And we can expect that many more companies will lower the entry barriers for AR and VR, just as video editing software on smartphones has enabled feature-length films to be shot without multimillion-dollar budgets.Examples of practical applications are growingOne of the most promising fields for practical applications of AR and VR is training. Most everyone has heard of flight simulators, the multimillion-dollar airline cockpits moved around by robotic arms in response to actions by the pilot trainees inside. AR and VR promise to condense all that into a headset.In addition to VR’s use in the space station, NASA is also using VR on the ground to train astronauts in spacewalking. AR and VR technologies are helping to train technicians in repairing complex infrastructure, too. Likewise, they can help surgeons acquire new techniques without putting patients at risk during the learning process.Speaking of healthcare, one of the panelists on the Dell SXSW 2017 VR panel was Dr. Skip Rizzo. As a psychologist at the University of Southern California, he uses VR to treat people with anxiety, PTSD and other neuropsychiatric disorders. His approach is now employed at Veterans Affairs hospitals, military bases and universities across the U.S.Architecture, construction and product development — or just about any discipline using computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering — can also benefit from AR and VR applications. These applications can immerse project stakeholders inside life-sized 3D simulations of their creations so they can work out design issues and limitations before sinking large amounts of capital into building or manufacturer.*         *          *Many more examples exist of how AR and VR technologies are finding their way into practical applications for business, industry, healthcare, education and other fields. We can expect gains in computing power and density to continue, while independent software developers, such as Holojam, accelerate their drive to bring new tools and applications to market. It finally appears that the hype around AR and VR is over and that both are here—for real.Find out more about how Dell EMC customer Solidray, a VR pioneer, uses Dell Precision Tower 5000 Series and Alienware Gaming Desktops to develop low-cost, head-mounted displays.last_img read more

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Delegations From Eighty Countries Parade In Argentina As Part Of Bicentennial Festivities

first_imgBy Dialogo May 25, 2010 A multitude attended the so-called ‘Parade of Integration’ in Buenos Aires, in which delegations from more than eighty countries participated as part of the festivities for the bicentennial of the revolution that led to Argentine independence. Despite the rain that fell at times, thousands of people enthusiastically observed the passage of the delegations, whose more than four thousand members, dressed in their traditional local costumes, presented the characteristic music and dance of their countries. Eight blocks of Avenida 9 de Julio, in the center of the city, were converted into the so-called ‘Bicentennial Promenade,’ an open-air performance area that is the epicenter of the festivities that began on Friday and will culminate on 25 May, the two-hundredth anniversary of the revolution of independence. Dressed in colorful attire, the representatives of Brazil paraded an inflatable replica of Christ the Redeemer, around twenty meters tall, along Avenida 9 de Julio, while the large Chinese delegation made enormous puppets in the form of serpents, dragons, and mythological animals dance. The original presentations included dances, music, and even the dramatization of medieval battles, as in the case of the delegation from Denmark. Attendance at the Bicentennial festivities surpassed all expectations and has made this celebration the most popular one since the events marking the return to democracy in 1983. Saturday night, a multitude estimated at one million people filled the Bicentennial Promenade to attend a concert celebrating Latin American music, with performances by artists from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and Paraguay, among others. The street festivities will culminate in an allegorical parade that will be held on Tuesday with two thousand participants and in which two hundred years of Argentine history is to be dramatized. A landmark of the festivities will be the reopening on Monday of the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires, celebrated for its acoustics, which has been closed for renovations since 2006. The Revolution of 25 May 1810 was the first cry of liberty seeking independence from the Spanish crown, opening the way to the liberation of Chile and Peru and ultimately to the declaration of Argentine independence in 1816.last_img read more

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JTF-Bravo Supports Rescue Operations in Panama after the Devastation of Eta

first_imgBy Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo November 09, 2020 Hurricane Eta hit the Central American region, where torrential rains have caused flooding and landslides. Although the storm didn’t pass directly over Panama, it left dozens of people dead and missing.To support the search, rescue, and evacuation efforts of the government of Panama, U.S. Southern Command, through Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo, deployed a team of 42 service members and three helicopters, one HH-60 Black Hawk and two CH-47 Chinook. The JTF-Bravo team joined the Panamanian government’s Operation Homeland (Operación Patria) to respond to the critical situation in the provinces of Chiriquí, Veraguas, and Coclé, coordinating efforts with Panama’s National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC, in Spanish) and the Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, in Spanish).JTF-Bravo has also been providing support to the Comarca Ngabe-Buglé, the largest indigenous territory in the country with a mountainous topography that is difficult to access.“The @senanpanama together with the @jtfbravo of U.S. Southern Command, brought water and 385 bags of food as humanitarian aid to the families affected by the floods in the communities of Boca de Remedios and Junta Maní [Comarca Ngabe-Buglé],” the Presidency of Panama said on Twitter on November 7.Commissioner Edson Castillo, SENAN director of Operations, highlighted JTF-Bravo’s rescue operation of an entire Family in the province of Chiriquí. “The Warrior 70, a Chinook, which is part of the contingent of aircraft that JTF-Bravo sent to Panama, carried out the rescue of eight members of a family on November 7, who were isolated as a result of the landslides and the obstruction of the road leading to the district of Tierras Altas,” said Commissioner Castillo to Diálogo.Another support mission of JTF-Bravo is to help SINAPROC move emergency personnel to critical locations to respond to life-threatening conditions.At a press conference on November 7, Panamanian Minister of Public Security Juan Pino said that 2,587 people have been affected by the hurricane and that 832 people have been rescued. He added that there were about 25 landslides.“Thanks to the @jtfbravo of U.S. Southern Command for allocating three helicopters and a U.S. team of 42 people to redouble efforts in the search, rescue, and evacuation of our affected brothers and sisters. Solidarity among countries for the well-being of our people!” said Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo on Twitter.For his part, Commissioner Castillo highlighted the combined work between SENAND and JTF-Bravo, which he described as “extraordinary.”“The bilateral relationship between both nations has always made clear the support and brotherhood that characterize us,” he added.last_img read more

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Long Island Hit Hard by First Blizzard of 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A blizzard forecasted to cripple the region with upwards of three feet of snow wasn’t as intense as predicted, but Long Island took the brunt of the storm with as much as 24 inches falling on the East End.With the downstate region mostly spared, Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted a travel ban on southern New York roadways at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Long Island Rail Road and other MTA service will slowly come back in line and will be running on a Sunday schedule by noon Tuesday.“The story on Long Island is very different than what you’re seeing here,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday at a news conference in Manhattan, which got less snow than expected.Despite his decision to reopen the roadways, Cuomo urged drivers to stay home. The roads are passable, he said, “but not clear.”“If you don’t have to travel today you really don’t want to traveling,” Cuomo said.During his news conference, Cuomo singled out Suffolk County, which he said was the hardest-hit area in the state and continues to experience blizzard-like conditions.The state has redeployed equipment from New York City and the Hudson Valley to help with snow removal efforts in Suffolk.“The roads are significantly more affected in Suffolk than anywhere else in the downstate area,” Cuomo said. He noted that LIRR service will come in line slower in Suffolk. Snow is expected to taper off in the mid-to-late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Several additional inches could accumulate during that time.A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight for Nassau and Suffolk counties. A blizzard warning was cancelled before daybreak.Nassau County was hit with 12 to 18 inches of snow, while some parts of Suffolk saw more than 20 inches. As of Tuesday morning, Mattituck recorded the most snowfall, with 24.8 inches reported.Long Island took the brunt of the storm after it shifted 50 to 75 miles east overnight, said David Stark, a meteorologist at the NWS’ office in Upton.“That makes a very big difference,” Stark said.In the days prior to the storm, Long Islanders seemed to be bracing for potential outages, buying propane and filling up oil tanks to power generators. But as of 9 a.m., PSEG Long Island was reporting minimal outages, with only 150 ratepayers without power.Area airports have been reopened but there have been mass cancelations. Flights will resume at Long Island MacArthur Airport Wednesday.last_img read more

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7 reasons you’re less productive in the summer

first_imgAmericans are terrible at taking vacations, and that’s a shame, because they aren’t helping their companies or themselves. People are just less productive in summer, for a whole host of reasons. So you might as well hang out at the beach anyway.Americans wasted a record-setting 658 million vacation days in 2015, left on the table by 55% of workers, according to Project: Time Off’s new report, The State of American Vacation. The group says Americans’ vacation habits are amid a decades-long decline in usage. A pile of other past studies make this same point. The average American gives $500 of free labor to their employers every year; the average millennial works during vacation, with 1-in-4 working every single vacation day.All this lack of sun isn’t really doing anyone any favors. Because the truth is summer slowdowns are real, and you probably aren’t getting much done anyway. Here are seven reasons why you, and everyone else, really is less productive in summer. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Credit unions helping credit unions

first_imgWhen Mark Rosa visited a branch of GESRO Co-operative Credit Union  in Ghana a couple years back, he was greeted with a touching tribute—a flag emblazoned with the logo of his own CU, Jefferson Financial Credit Union, flying overhead.GESRO Co-operative CU managers had the flag specially made in appreciation for Rosa’s mentoring and financial support from Jefferson Financial CU, Metairie, La., including a $100,000 long-term loan the $4 million Ghana cooperative uses to extend its micro business lending program.“They understand the importance of cooperatives and the people helping people philosophy, and they’re happy to be doing this work,” says Rosa, CEO of the $420 million Jefferson Financial CU serving 43,000 members. “They provide seed money for people starting a dress shop or fruit stand, and their loan officers go out every day to collect small loan payments out of their members’ daily receipts.”Rosa, a CUES member, met the former GESRO Co-operative CU manager when he came to the United States to attend training. That manager accepted Rosa’s invitation to visit Jefferson Financial CU. Later, Rosa was invited to visit Ghana to see firsthand how the country is making economic gains through GESRO Co-operative CU’s efforts. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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7 ways to save with Amazon Prime

first_img 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details For its biggest fans, Amazon Prime membership is the gift that keeps on giving.Whether you are one of the estimated 90 million paying Prime subscribers in the U.S., or among those still on the fence about joining, there’s more to membership than free two-day shipping.Here are seven Prime benefits that can save you both time and money.Free photo storage: Forget having to delete photos to free up memory on your smartphone or other devices. Members get unlimited photo storage and up to 5 GB of video storage. Photos can be shared with up to five people (they don’t have to be Prime members).The iOS or Android mobile apps auto-save photos, so members can safely delete them from their phone, freeing up space on their device.Free streaming music: Who needs Spotify when you can stream and create your own playlists on Amazon Music.  An added bonus? The service is ad-free.Free books and magazines: Members can choose from more than 1,000 books and magazines to read for free with Prime Reading. For some, the savings on magazine subscriptions alone give this perk extra appeal. Whether it’s People, Men’s Health or Vogue you’ll find it here. Interested in only the latest book releases? With Amazon First Reads, members can also download one free new book each month before it’s released to the general public. Members also have unlimited access to free Audible channels, where they’ll find audiobooks, and podcasts.Lightning Deals: Members get first shot at the latest limited-time, while supplies last, deals and sales, usually 30 minutes before announced on Amazon.com.Subscribe & Save: Whether it’s cleaning supplies, paper towels, juice or Swiffer wipes, with this perk, members save 5% on whatever needs to be replenished on a regular basis. When subscribed to give or more products ,members get 15% off. Families can get extra subscription savings of 20% off diapers and baby food through Amazon Family. Subscriptions are easy to modify or cancel as needed.Prime Samples: Who doesn’t like samples? Members can “buy” a sample box ranging in price from $6.99 to $19.99. For each sample box purchased, members get a credit equal to the price paid, which can be used to buy full-size products from the brands sampled. Sample boxes range from beauty supplies to nutrition and wellness products.Prime membership plan options: If you only want to use Amazon over the holidays, there is a monthly $12.99 plan. Rather than committing to a year, you can opt to enjoy the perks of Prime membership on your terms. College students can get a six-month trial of Prime Student, then get 50% off the regular Prime membership fee. To be eligible, students need to be enrolled in a two-or four-year college or university.last_img read more

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Your best social media marketing tool

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Social media is based on people sharing ideas and information, creating online communities and conversations. We’ve already told you about a few of the social media management systems we’ve tested, and the importance of maintaining your presence on social media. But, to let you in on a little trade secret, you already have access to your best social media marketing tool…People.Your people. The ones that work next to you and across the hall, in every department and branch of your credit union.Real people. People who believe in your mission and purpose, who are your true advocates, emotionally invested in helping the CU grow. continue reading »last_img read more

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