The Best Deal at JazzFest: Crawfish Broil ft. Dragonsmoke, Galactic, and Thievery Corporation

first_imgAll the 411 with All-Access Pass VIP Passes:– VIP laminate (gives VIP access to Crawfish Broil and all 3 shows)– crawfish boil potatoes,  sausage & corn– Grilled Steak, Chicken , oyster Po-boys– shrimp pasta, crawfish jambalaya– 2 drinks Red Bull vodka & bourbon cocktails or Abita beer At mannings– VIP Access– meet & greet with band at Mannings– signed dragon smoke posters– dragon smoke 7 – 10pm at Mannings– Galactic 11 at Sugar Mill– Thievery Corporation 12:30 am at Sugar Mill– Sugar Mill is walking distance 4 blocks from Mannings– Manning’s is on 519 Fulton Street btwn. Poydras & Lafayette– Sugar Mill is 1021 Convention Center Blvd.. New Orleans’ JazzFest is one of the biggest parties of the year in the music scene. Outside of the actual festival, which ends promptly at 7pm each night, there is a plethlora of after-parties and late-nights to take part in and indulge your senses to the fullest. Deciding what shows to partake in can be a very tough decision, and a bit of a costly endeavor. Most of the mid-tier to upper-tier after-parties cost anywhere from $40-$75, just for one show. We have been looking at all the lineups, which you can see here in our JazzFest Late Night Guide, and caught one deal which we think is by far the best deal going. It’s on Saturday, May 3rd, you get to see 4 bands, a full on NOLA-style Crawfish Broil featuring food from some of New Orleans’ best chefs, 2 free drinks (Vodka, Bourbon, or Beer), and full VIP access for $100, among other things. Oh, did we mention you get a Meet and Greet with the bands as well?The event that we are talking about is the 7th Annual Crawfish Broil w/ Dragonsmoke on Saturday, May 3rd ft. Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Stanton Moore & Rob Mercurio (of Galactic), and Eric Lindell. It’s the only time these guys come together during JazzFest to play as Dragonsmoke – it is a show not to be missed. After the Crawfish Broil w/ Galactic and, which is held at Manning’s (in Harrah’s Casino), head over to The Sugar Mill (less than a 3 block walk – you’re gonna need fresh air after all that food anyway) to see a full-on party with Rising Appalachia, and New Orleans’ Galactic throw down into the only set from Thievery Corporation at JazzFest.What needs to be said about Galactic, other than they are about as much NOLA royalty as you get. Known for their epic live show, which you can be sure will feature several special guests, Galactic is not only known for bringing the party, but in many cases IS the party. Expect this Saturday night late-night set to get rowdy, as only Galactic knows how.If you haven’t seen Thievery Corporation, then you are in for more than just a treat. A group that truly cultivates the “World Beat,” Thievery Corporating draws influences from bossa nova, jazz, electronic, Jamaican dub reggae, rock, trip-hop, and various tastes from all over the musical spectrum. Bringing along a full live band with guitars, sitars, bass, drums, percussion, horns, female vocalists, and MC’s, along with founder Rob Garza’s production on the turntables, a Thievery Corporation set is something that you need to experience. It will change your life (as well as make you dance your ass off), and is very much in line with the true vibe of JazzFest: Exploration.So, let’s sum that up one more time: A straight-up, NOLA-style, all-you-can-eat Crawfish Broil w/ a show from Dragonsmoke (ft. Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Rob Mercurio, and Eric Lindell), along with 2 free drinks (vodka, bourbon, beer), into a late-night celebration with Rising Appalachia, Galactic, and Thievery Corporation w/ VIP Access for $100? Sounds like an incredible deal to us. We have looked all over, and there is no other deal like this, with a lineup such as this one at all. It’s the best bang for your buck, and there is very limited VIP Tickets for this experience. The deal is all-inclusive, and makes your life very easy on the last Saturday night at JazzFest. This will sell out, so get on your tickets quickly.GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Thievery Corporation Live Full Set (courtesy of River PartyTV):Galactic from Brooklyn Bowl w/ Eric Krasno (courtesy of LinusJ):Dragonsmoke from One Eyed Jack’s (courtesy of Marc Millman):last_img read more

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Wash. EMS Evacuates Retired Nuns as Brush Fire Nears

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A Spokane, Wash., fire official says a brush fire prompted the evacuation of about 60 people from a convent that houses retired nuns who need assisted living services. ___ Fire Chief Bobby Williams says the evacuation was orderly. No injuries were reported in the fire. The Spokesman-Review reports the fire burned within about 100 yards of the Convent of the Holy Names on Monday afternoon. Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.comcenter_img The cause was under investigation. Between 75 and 100 firefighters responded to the blaze. Williams said several crews would work through the night to completely extinguish the fire. Buses and ambulances were used to evacuate employees and 36 nuns; some were in wheelchairs and others were confined to their beds.last_img read more

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Yokozuna drops into components w/ Motoko Mechanical/Hydraulic disc brake caliper

first_imgWhen we first saw the Yokozuna caliper on their facebook page, it looked familiar. Then we remembered the Ashima PCD mechanical hydraulic caliper we saw at Eurobike in 2014. Interestingly, the PCD seems to no longer be included in the Ashima catalog, which is probably why we’re seeing it now as a Yokozuna product. Regardless, it’s good to see it come to market because it looks like solid competition to the other brakes on the market.Photos c. Yokozuna USAFairly light at 145g per caliper, the brakes use a closed hydraulic system based on mineral oil to deliver a hydraulic punch with mechanical pull. Designed to work with standard road brake lever pull, the calipers use a dual piston design which can be adjusted with the single knob on the side of the caliper.Pulling from their cable and housing experience, each brake will ship with their Reaction Compressionless brake cable set along with a 160mm stainless steel rotor and IS mounting hardware. Available in black or grey, single brake kits (front or rear) sell for $124.99 and are in stock now.yokozunausa.com Known throughout the bike world for their premium cables and housings, Yokozuna looks to be entering the world of components. Their first product that would qualify? The new Motoko mechanical/hydraulic brake system. Following in the steps of brands like TRP and Ashima, the Motoko caliper is actuated with a standard brake cable but uses a closed hydraulic system to deliver the stopping power. And while it may not be a completely new design, its availability in the U.S. through Yokozuna USA should make it fairly easy to get.Which is good news, since it looks like a pretty solid caliper design…last_img read more

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Strava offers runners a deeper dive into data with workout analysis…

first_img Related Strava, ‘the social network for athletes’, has opened up its popular Premium Workout Analysis feature to mobile, offering runners detailed visualizations of their workout metrics on their smartphones.Previously only available on the Strava web platform, Workout Analysis lets runners go beyond average pace to access clear visual representations of their interval workouts and splits. The lap-by-lap breakdown shows each interval’s distance, time, pace and training zone, ‘taking the guesswork out of assessing your workout performance’.“We’re excited to put Workout Analysis, one of our most popular Premium features, into the hands of runners everywhere,” said Aaron Forth, Chief Product Officer at Strava. “We originally created our Workout Analysis feature to give runners a better way to dig into their interval data. Whether you’re doing laps around a track, hill repeats, or taking walk breaks during a long run, you probably care more about certain parts of your run. Workout Analysis makes it easy to hone in on the intervals you care about.”To begin using the new mobile feature, athletes simply need to record and upload a run with Strava or one of 100+ Strava-compatible GPS devices. Premium athletes can then tap into the visualization on the activity page for detailed analysis such as splits, time, distance, and pace zone for each interval. If no manual lap data is present, then the view defaults to mile or kilometre splits. Free athletes can also see a preview of the visualization.Workout analysis for mobile is available now for Strava athletes who have upgraded to Strava Premium to access workout analysis and other advanced features.www.strava.comlast_img read more

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KDOT wants $50,000 from Roeland Park for right-of-way on parcel city hopes to develop

first_imgThe highlighted ground is the development parcel in question. The green area to the left of Roe is being developed by Commerce Bank.The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) wants Roeland Park to pay $50,000 for an unused right-of-way near the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Roe Boulevard.The right-of-way that KDOT controls amounts to just over one acre of the approximate three-acre property at the northeast corner of Johnson Drive and Roe, which Roeland Park would like to develop.“Knowing how big the property is (will be) key (to development),” said Roeland Park City Administrator Keith Moody. The city has been mowing the property and taking care of it since 1988. It was suggested that the past maintenance could constitute full payment.Further complicating the issue, Moody said, is that title insurance cannot be obtained because KDOT can’t show a document where they acquired the property.Moody said KDOT is considering an option where the property would be conveyed to the city and the city would share a percentage of the net proceeds of a sale.“We are trying to work it out with them,” Moody said of KDOT.The property is across the street from the Commerce Bank property that is being developed and the Mission Gateway property. CBC Real Estate Group has been hired to do a use assessment of the property, but that has been delayed until the KDOT issue can be worked out.last_img read more

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Magt avler utroskab

first_imgVidenskab Denmark:Listen med eksempler på magtfulde mænd med lidt for løse lynlåse i bukserne er nærmest uendelig. Vi nævner i flæng:Jens Otto Krag, kong Carl Gustaf, Tiger Woods, Brad Pitt, David Letterman, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi og senest Arnold Schwarzenegger og direktøren for  Den Internationale Valutafond, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.Mænd i magtfulde stillinger er selvfølgelig ekstra meget i mediernes søgelys, så der bliver kastet skarpt lys på deres privatliv.Læs mere/Read more: Videnskab Denmark More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Starting age of marijuana use may have long-term effects on brain development

first_imgShare on Facebook LinkedIn Email The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper recently published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may adversely alter brain structures that underlie higher order thinking.Findings show study participants who began using marijuana at the age of 16 or younger demonstrated brain variations that indicate arrested brain development in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for judgment, reasoning and complex thinking. Individuals who started using marijuana after age 16 showed the opposite effect and demonstrated signs of accelerated brain aging.“Science has shown us that changes in the brain occurring during adolescence are complex. Our findings suggest that the timing of cannabis use can result in very disparate patterns of effects,” explained Francesca Filbey, Ph.D., principal investigator and Bert Moore Chair of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the Center for BrainHealth. “Not only did age of use impact the brain changes but the amount of cannabis used also influenced the extent of altered brain maturation.” Pinterestcenter_img Share Share on Twitter The research team analyzed MRI scans of 42 heavy marijuana users; twenty participants were categorized as early onset users with a mean age of 13.18 and 22 were labeled as late onset users with a mean age of 16.9. According to self-reports, all participants, ages 21-50, began using marijuana during adolescence and continued throughout adulthood, using cannabis at least one time per week.According to Filbey, in typical adolescent brain development, the brain prunes neurons, which results in reduced cortical thickness and greater gray and white matter contrast. Typical pruning also leads to increased gyrification, which is the addition of wrinkles or folds on the brain’s surface. However, in this study, MRI results reveal that the more marijuana early onset users consumed, the greater their cortical thickness, the less gray and white matter contrast, and the less intricate the gyrification, as compared to late onset users. These three indexes indicate that when participants began using marijuana before age 16, the extent of brain alteration was directly proportionate to the number of weekly marijuana use in years and grams consumed. Contrastingly, those who began using marijuana after age 16 showed brain change that would normally manifest later in life: thinner cortical thickness, stronger gray and white matter contrast.“In the early onset group, we found that how many times an individual uses and the amount of marijuana used strongly relates to the degree to which brain development does not follow the normal pruning pattern. The effects observed were above and beyond effects related to alcohol use and age. These findings are in line with the current literature that suggest that cannabis use during adolescence can have long-term consequences,” said Filbey.Filbey notes that a longitudinal study would be necessary to establish a causal relationship between brain alterations and marijuana use. Her future studies will explore cognitive and behavioral changes associated with structural brain change and consider the different patterns of development within the adolescent period and how these patterns could lead to non-linear effects.last_img read more

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Brain ‘reads’ sentences the same in English and Portuguese

first_imgPinterest An international research team led by Carnegie Mellon University has found that when the brain “reads” or decodes a sentence in English or Portuguese, its neural activation patterns are the same.Published in NeuroImage, the study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes. By using a machine-learning algorithm, the research team was able to understand the relationship between sentence meaning and brain activation patterns in English and then recognize sentence meaning based on activation patterns in Portuguese. The findings can be used to improve machine translation, brain decoding across languages and, potentially, second language instruction.“This tells us that, for the most part, the language we happen to learn to speak does not change the organization of the brain,” said Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology and pioneer in using brain imaging and machine-learning techniques to identify how the brain deciphers thoughts and concepts. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Emailcenter_img Share LinkedIn “Semantic information is represented in the same place in the brain and the same pattern of intensities for everyone. Knowing this means that brain to brain or brain to computer interfaces can probably be the same for speakers of all languages,” Just said.For the study, 15 native Portuguese speakers — eight were bilingual in Portuguese and English — read 60 sentences in Portuguese while in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. A CMU-developed computational model was able to predict which sentences the participants were reading in Portuguese, based only on activation patterns.The computational model uses a set of 42 concept-level semantic features and six markers of the concepts’ roles in the sentence, such as agent or action, to identify brain activation patterns in English.With 67 percent accuracy, the model predicted which sentences were read in Portuguese. The resulting brain images showed that the activation patterns for the 60 sentences were in the same brain locations and at similar intensity levels for both English and Portuguese sentences.Additionally, the results revealed the activation patterns could be grouped into four semantic categories, depending on the sentence’s focus: people, places, actions and feelings. The groupings were very similar across languages, reinforcing the organization of information in the brain is the same regardless of the language in which it is expressed.“The cross-language prediction model captured the conceptual gist of the described event or state in the sentences, rather than depending on particular language idiosyncrasies. It demonstrated a meta-language prediction capability from neural signals across people, languages and bilingual status,” said Ying Yang, a postdoctoral associate in psychology at CMU and first author of the study.Discovering that the brain decodes sentences the same in different languages is one of the many brain research breakthroughs to happen at Carnegie Mellon. CMU has created some of the first cognitive tutors, helped to develop the Jeopardy-winning Watson, founded a groundbreaking doctoral program in neural computation, and is the birthplace of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. Building on its strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering, CMU launched BrainHub, an initiative that focuses on how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors.last_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 12, 2019

first_imgChick-fil-A reached goal of antibiotic-free chicken in all its restaurantsChick-fil-A today announced it has reached its goal of serving only chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics, an ambition it set in 2014, according to a company news release.Chick-fil-A reached its “no antibiotics ever” milestone in May and will be touting the achievement on packaging in its restaurants next month. Matt Abercrombie, director of menu and packaging for the company, said, “Our goal was to pursue the highest standard and partner with the USDA [US Department of Agriculture] to verify it.” He added, “We worked with our suppliers to convert our chicken supply to No Antibiotics Ever, which was an industry-changing move, as the supply of No Antibiotics Ever chicken previously did not exist to match our scale.”Other restaurant chains that have reached the same milestone are Chipotle, Panera, McDonald’s, Subway, and KFC, according to a blog post today by Avinash Kar and Lena Brook with the New York City–based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).The pair said, “This reflects a stunning antibiotics success story that has unfolded across the U.S. chicken industry in the last decade,” pointing to the fact that 92% of US chicken sold last year was produced without the use of medically important antibiotics.Sep 12 Chick-fil-A news release Sep 12 NRDC blog post Study finds similar antibiotic resistance rates in sewage, clinical samplesA study today in Eurosurveillance suggests analysis of sewage samples has the potential to be used for population-level surveillance of antibiotic resistance, complementing current monitoring systems and providing clinically relevant data for countries where clinical surveillance is lacking.In the study, a team of Swedish researchers collected hospital and municipal sewage on eight and six occasions, respectively, in 2016, then analyzed 1,252 Escherichia coli isolates from the samples for resistance to eight different antibiotics. The annual mean resistance rates measured in hospital sewage were higher than in the municipal sewage for seven of the eight antibiotics, and a higher prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producers was also observed in the hospital sewage. In addition, E coli showing resistance to at least one of the antibiotics were twice as prevalent in the hospital sewage (36.6% vs 17.9%), and 10 of the 11 most resistant isolates were found in the hospital sewage.Comparison of the resistance rates in the hospital and municipal sewage isolates showed a strong correlation with resistance rates in corresponding clinical isolates from hospital patients and from primary care urine samples, with the stronger correlation observed between resistances rate in hospital sewage and hospital clinical isolates (r² = 0.95 and 0.89 for urine and blood samples, respectively) and a slightly weaker correlation between resistance rates in municipal sewage and primary care isolates (r² = 0.82). The resistance rates in isolates from hospital sewage were overall close to those observed in hospital patient isolates, while the resistance rates from municipal sewage were about half of those measured in primary care isolates.”In conclusion, this study indicates that resistance data obtained from sewage samples reflects well the resistance situation in the studied populations. However, in order to use sewage monitoring to predict the clinical situation in other populations, including those for which such data are missing, further calibration is needed,” the authors of the study write. “This calibration could be extended from E coli to additional important pathogens that can be present in faeces (such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and Salmonella enterica) and possibly from the study of human populations to husbandry animals.”Sep 12 Eurosurveill studylast_img read more

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Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG Expands Its Board Of Directors

first_imgAndré SobottkaGermany-based manufacturer Wulf Gaertner Autoparts has created two new board positions. André Sobottka will be responsible for sales, marketing and communications; and Michael Knopf is responsible for company organization, information technology and new business fields. Both appointments are effective July 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementWith responsibility for sales, marketing and communications on the board, Sobottka assumes a role previously allocated to the chairman of the board. He is an expert in his field with many years of extensive experience in the automotive aftermarket, including positions at Philips, Honeywell and most recently, Federal-Mogul, where he was managing director, North Europe.“We are very pleased to have André Sobottka in our management team. His expertise in the field of sales and the automotive aftermarket will provide important support for the next growth phase of our company,” said Dr. Karl Gaertner, chairman of the board at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG.Michael KnopfKnopf has been working at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts for more than seven years. He was responsible for the successful implementation of the new IT strategy based on SAP and for the implementation of the company’s process-oriented organizational structure. In his new role, he will take over the new division of company organization, information technology and new business fields. Knopf is an experienced process, organizational and ERP expert. Before joining Wulf Gaertner Autoparts, he worked at IDS Scheer AG and Eppendorf AG.last_img read more

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