Listen To Twiddle’s Smoldering Late Night Set At Susquehanna Breakdown

first_imgWhen you bring Twiddle to a festival that features bluegrass music predominantly, it’s only logical to let the jammers go to work in the wee hours of the night. The group is known for their exploratory improvisation, and the electric-fueled jams are best set to those wired for the after hours experience. After a full day on the main stage that featured Cabinet, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth and more, it was up to Twiddle to bring it to a close. They delivered an impeccable two hour set, ripe with their improvisational prowess.With a schedule labelled “12:30 – ??,” anticipation from the band’s loyal fans was running high. Twiddle got to work on their song “Wildfire” before winding into tunes like “Daydream Farmer” and “Apples.” Of the eight songs the band performed, six of them cracked the 10-minute jam milestone, and four stretched to the 18-minute depths of perfection. The time markers are merely indicators of the band’s free-flowing supremacy, as Twiddle continues their pace as fastest growing jam groups in the scene today.Thankfully, taper Keith Litzenberger captured this glorious performance for all to hear. Tune in below.Stay tuned to L4LM for more coverage from Susquehanna Breakdown, and check out the full setlist below via Twiddle at Susquehanna Breakdown @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA – 5/21/16One Set: Wildfire, Daydream Farmer, Apples, Doinkinbonk!!!, Indigo Trigger > The Box, Frankenfoote, The CatapillarShow Notes: This show was the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour opener. The set closed out the second day of the festival. The set was played on the Susquehanna Stage.[Photo by Dave DeCrescente]last_img read more

Discovering ‘star nurseries’

first_imgThe majority of stars in our galaxy come in pairs. In particular, the most massive stars usually have a companion. These fraternal twins tend to be somewhat equal partners when it comes to mass — but not always. In a quest to find mismatched star pairs known as extreme mass-ratio binaries, astronomers have discovered a new class of binary stars: One star is fully formed while the other is still in its infancy.“We caught them at just the right time. In effect, we’re seeing these stars in the delivery room,” says lead author Maxwell Moe of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).The more massive a star is, the brighter it shines. This makes it difficult to identify extreme mass-ratio binaries because the heavier star outshines, and thereby hides, the lighter star.To combat this effect, Moe and his CfA colleague Rosanne Di Stefano looked for eclipsing systems, in which the two stars line up in such a way that they periodically pass in front of each other as seen from Earth. When the fainter star eclipses the brighter, their combined light drops detectably. These systems are rare because they require a precise alignment as seen from Earth.After sifting through thousands of eclipsing systems, Moe and Di Stefano identified 18 extreme mass-ratio binaries in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. The stars circle each other tightly in orbits with periods of three to nine days. The more massive stars weigh six to 16 times as much as the sun, while the less massive stars weigh about one or two times the sun.A clue to the youth of these systems came from an unusual feature in the data. The fainter star shows illumination phases, just like phases of the moon, as the two stars orbit each other. This indicates that the companion is reflecting the light of the brighter, more massive star.We only see phases because the fainter, less massive companion is not yet a full-fledged star. Astronomers describe it as being “pre-main sequence.”A star forms when a giant clump of gas pulls together under its own gravity, growing denser and hotter until nuclear fusion ignites. This process happens faster for more massive stars.“Imagine if a human baby shrank as it got older instead of growing. That’s what happens for young stars,” says Di Stefano.In the young systems this research identified, the more massive star is already on the main sequence, while the less massive companion is not. As a result, that companion is puffier than it would be, since it is still contracting. This effectively lets the pre-main sequence star act as a giant mirror, reflecting its partner’s brilliance.The discovery of these stellar twins could provide invaluable insight into the formation and evolution of massive stars, close binaries, and star nurseries.These 18 systems were culled from millions of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud observed by the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment. Due to their rarity, finding examples in our galaxy likely will require an extensive survey using facilities like the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.This research has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.last_img read more

Health ministers urged to think more like economists

first_img Read Full Story Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus called on health ministers at the fifth annual Ministerial Forum for Health Ministers at Harvard to think of health as an integral part of economic development and to recognize productive work by women and young people as a critical factor in advancing national health and economic growth in their nations. Making health a priority could foster opportunities for collaboration with other government ministries and produce a coordinated approach to human development and economic growth, he said.Ten serving ministers from Africa, Latin America, and Asia participated in the forum, held June 12-15, 2016 at Loeb House in Cambridge, MA. The participants were supported by an expert resource group of 10 former and long-serving cabinet level officials from around the world. The forum, the flagship component of the Ministerial Leadership in Health Program, is a joint initiative of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School. Ninety four ministers from 53 countries have participated in the MLIH Program since its launch in 2012.Yunus and Grameen Bank, which he founded, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for work to “create economic and social development from below.” Grameen Bank’s objective has been to grant poor people micro-credit—small loans on easy terms. According to Yunus, offering small loans to women in impoverished households in Bangladesh has enabled several million women to develop micro-enterprises, or small businesses.last_img read more

Hampton Bays Man Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old man was killed in a car crash in his hometown of Hampton Bays on Monday evening.Southampton Town Police said Antonio Lucas was driving a Toyota southbound on State Road 24 when he lost control of the vehicle at the corner of Montauk Highway at 7:09 p.m.The Toyota struck an minivan on Montauk Highway, then crashed into two parked unoccupied trucks in the parking lot of the Hampton Bays Diner, police said.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was not injured.Detectives impounded the Toyota, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-702-2230.last_img read more

Fed sets April 6 webinars on stimulus payments, cash ordering

first_img continue reading » The Federal Reserve announced it will conduct a webinar April 6 on the distribution of federal stimulus payments to individual taxpayers and small businesses, and important information regarding the distribution of cash to financial institutions. There will be two webinars April 6, one at 11 a.m. (ET), one at 3 p.m. (ET), and registration is open at Lebryk, fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury, and Ronda Kent, chief disbursing officer with Treasury’s Fiscal Service Bureau, will join Roger Replogle, Cash Production Office product manager, to discuss the CARES Act and the associated impact on cash deliveries to financial institutions.To accommodate the participation of as many financial institutions as possible, the Fed requests each institution register no more than two representatives to attend one of the live sessions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Head to head: the controversial debate in New York over youth tackle football

first_img“If we see a danger to our children, we’re bound to act to correct it,” said Benedetto. That choice is one that New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas is advocating for. Beadle believes the decision should be left up to the parents, not the politicians, adding that for she and her husband, it’s still a very personal choice. Assemblyman Benedetto says he is still working with other legislators and he does not currently have a senate sponsor for the bill. As of right now, the decision remains up to the parents. Now pegged the “John Mackey Youth Football Protection Act,” Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto originally introduced the bill in 2013. Some local parents disagree. Chenango Forks mother Jessica Beadle has two sons playing football. The evidence is limited, but Dr. Hanspal suggests even if there is no correlation, it is better to be safe, rather than sorry down the road. “We have to change the conversation to a football concussion debate or discussion to a sports safety concern.” Zayas added that placing an emphasis on football sends the wrong message to parents, saying “parents in other sports may be led to believe that concussion is a football injury, when that’s simply not the case.” Dr. Utsav Hanspal, a concussion specialist and Sports Medicine physician at Lourdes, argues that may not be the case. Dr. Hanspal says instead, “based on the number of concussions, or number of hits to the head, that would be a better predictor than how long you play a certain sport.” “To a certain degree, you have to take risks,” said Beadle. center_img The proposed legislation would place a ban on 12 and under tackle football. Assemblyman Benedetto points to science, arguing “the longer you play tackle football, the more apt you are to have problems later in life.” “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. In October, a hearing discussing the bill brought the subject to light once again. Dr. Zayas testified at the hearing, arguing that football isn’t the only sport to be concerned over. When you combine that with an even younger player, Dr. Hanspal says that is where the cause for concern may lie. “When you have injury to an immature brain, you may theoretically have higher rates of disruption which may take longer for the brain to heal itself.” Assemblyman Benedetto counters this, arguing other sports don’t compare. “Every play, the object is to hit the other player. Every play. And not just hit them, but to tackle them. To bring them violently down to the ground. And that’s why football more than any other sports, merits what I’m doing. (WBNG) — The future of football is in question. A proposed bill to ban twelve and under tackle football in New York state has parents, politicians, and professionals in the midst of a heated debate. Concussion experts agree, there may be reason to be concerned. Dr. Hanspal reminds us “concussions rates are still pretty high in football and those can have detrimental effects.” Her nine-year-old son Colin currently plays in the Chenango Forks youth league. When asked his favorite part of the game, Colin says it’s the hitting itself. “When you get a good hit off, it just feels great.”last_img read more

​Swedbank chief axed as pension funds take aim

first_imgThe chief executive of scandal-hit Swedbank has been dismissed by the bank’s supervisory board after the country’s fraud squad broadened its investigation into allegations of money laundering.Three of Sweden’s largest pension funds – all significant shareholders in Swedbank – this morning refused to discharge CEO and president Birgitte Bonnesen from liability, ahead of this afternoon’s annual general meeting.Shortly after this, the bank announced its board had decided to sack Bonnesen. Anders Karlsson has been appointed acting president and CEO.Lars Idermark, chair of the supervisory board of Swedbank said: “The developments during the past days have created an enormous pressure for the bank. Therefore, the board has decided to dismiss Birgitte Bonnesen from her position.” The Swedish Economic Crime Authority said yesterday that the ongoing investigation was being broadened to include suspicion of gross fraud. The fraud investigation team entered the Swedbank’s Stockholm headquarters yesterday as part of the probe.Pension funds hit out at bank Birgitte Bonnesen was sacked from Swedbank this morningAMF – which owns 4.4% of shares in the bank – reiterated that it was still not satisfied with measures taken to deal with the situation, and refused to grant Bonnesen discharge from liability for 2018.Johan Sidenmark, chief executive of AMF, said: “After yesterday’s dramatic development, with the Swedish Economic Crime Authority’s announcement about extended suspicions of serious crime, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot currently grant the company’s CEO discharge for 2018.“Although this is so far only about suspicions, and no one should be regarded as guilty until she or he is convicted, these are such serious allegations that it would be irresponsible to make such a decision at today’s meeting.”Alecta – which held approximately 5% of Swedbank’s stock – also said it would vote against the discharge from liability at the AGM.Folksam, the second-largest shareholder in Swedbank with a 7% stake, has been more satisfied than the other shareholders with the bank’s correspondence during the investigation. However, it also said it would withdraw its support for the chief executive.Thomas Langrot, chief prosecutor of the fraud squad’s Financial Market Chamber (Finansmarknadskammare), said: “Information which has been gathered gives a picture of Swedbank appearing to have spread misleading information to the public and the market about what the bank knew about suspected money laundering within Swedbank in the Baltic countries.”On Friday, AMF and Alecta criticised a report commissioned by Swedbank into the alleged money laundering as inadequate, although Folksam said the report gave answers to important questions.last_img read more

GulfSlope gets three-year extension for Tau block

first_imgThe U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to grant GulfSlope a three-year extension of the term of its lease number OCS-G-35244 for Ship Shoal block 336, on its Tau Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico.Ensco 102 & Transshelf; Source: Wikimedia – under the public domainThis lease has now been extended until June 30, 2022, GulfSlope said on Thursday. Also covering the Tau Prospect is Ship Shoal block 351 under lease to GulfSlope and partners. This lease also expires in 2022.According to the company, the extension on SS 336 provides GulfSlope with additional time for further planning, rig preparation, and permitting of future operations, to test the original objectives of the significant Tau Prospect. GulfSlope and partners are reviewing and finalizing options for additional drilling to include drilling a replacement well.Work currently underway includes detailed engineering of the wellbore path and casing design, based on the pore pressure profile encountered in the GSPE SS 336 No. 1 well.This well reached a True Vertical Depth (TVD) of 14,987 feet on May 5, 2019, and no further progress could be made at that time due to geomechanical issues. Fluid Inclusion Technology analysis indicates that the sand bodies encountered below salt experienced several pulses of liquid petroleum migration.The targets in a replacement well include a seismic amplitude package immediately below 16,500 feet that is correlative to the T, U and V sands that produce oil at the nearby Mahogany Field, as well the deeper M-3, M-4, M-5 and M-6 Miocene levels. Based on proprietary mapping of reprocessed 3D seismic data coupled with advanced noise suppression technology, the total resource potential in the Tau Prospect is estimated to contain in excess of 300 million barrels of oil equivalent.GulfSlope will be required to file an exploration plan and upon approval, will file an application for permit to drill for the drilling of the second well at Tau.GulfSlope has contracted the Ensco 102 jack-up rig to drill a subsalt test well at Vermilion 375 (Corvette Prospect) later this year, with an option for additional work. That rig is also suitable for drilling a second well at Tau.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Google to combat virus misinformation

first_imgBEIJING – The head of the World HealthOrganization says it’s working with Google to ensure that searches about thenew virus from China turn up information from the United Nations health agencyfirst, part of efforts to fight “rumors and misinformation” about the outbreak. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told theopening of WHO’s executive board meeting on Monday that social media platformssuch as Twitter, Facebook, Tencent and TikTok “have also taken steps to limitthe spread of misinformation” about the virus and outbreak that first emergedin the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December and has now spread to 23 othercountries./PN A man wears protective face masks stands in front of TV screens broadcasting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivering a speech in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. APlast_img read more

Bulldogs Grapplers Results At EIAC Meet

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Connersville to face off against their Conference rivals at the 2015 EIAC wrestling meet. The dogs finished in 6th place in front of 7th place Rushville and 8th place Connersville. South Dearborn were this year’s conference champs followed by Franklin County in 2nd, Greensburg 3rd. Lawrenceburg 4th, and East Central in 5th place.The Bulldogs were only able to fill seven of the fourteen weight classes for the meet; but still was able to bring one conference champ back to Batesville. All of the competing wrestlers came away with valuable experience that will get them ready for the Sectionals starting in just one week.Senior captain Will Amberger in the 195 lb class wrestled a perfect day defeating all three of his opponents by pin. Amberger’s first match faced him off against Hunter Nichols of Rushville , where he earned six takedowns before finishing the match with a pin. Amberger’s second opponent, Noah Boyd of Lawrenceburg, experienced Amberger’s takedown clinic by allowing seven takedowns before falling by a pin. This win sent Amberger to the finals to face off against Dario Guintini of East Central. Guintini was no match for Amberger giving up five takedowns before falling by pin which crowned Amberger as the 2015 Conference Champ in the 195 lb class. The 18 takedowns on the day brought Amberger’s season total to 101 which is a new BHS season record.Senior captain Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb class and Junior John Moody in the 126 lb class both finished the day with a third place finish. Nobbe was able to pin three of his opponents falling short to just one opponent by a 2-0 decision. These three pins for Nobbe brought his season total to 22 which is just three short from the BHS school record. Moody pinned two of his opponents and fell short to the eventual champ by a 17-2 decision.Freshmen Jackson Wooldridge in the 120 lb class and Laiken Hanna in the 113 lb class both wrestled well earning 4th place finishes on the day.Sophomores Hunter Fetters in the 106 lb class and Chris Schene in the 132 lb class represented BHS well by ending their day in the 6th place position.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more