DJ Logic, Members of Disco Biscuits, Break Science, & New Mastersounds To Play Post-Phish Dick’s

first_imgFans everywhere are still reeling after the massive undertaking that was Phish‘s 13-night Baker’s Dozen residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Throughout the run’s 2+ week span, a smorgasbord of late-night shows all over NYC kept the party going after each Phish performance into the early hours of the morning. With all eyes on the Vermont quartet’s upcoming Colorado run at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the question begs to be asked: Where are the late-nights at?Denver’s Knew Conscious Collective has just announced that on Friday, September 1st, following the first night of the Dick’s run,  it will host a Phish after-party billed as DJ Logic + Phriends. Turntable specialist and producer DJ Logic will be joined by bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), and keyboardist/programmer Borahm Lee (Break Science) for a special set stretching through the night and into Saturday morning. What this collection of musical masterminds has planned is anybody’s guess, but you can be sure that the night will be full of funky, dance-driven rhythm and beats.The DJ Logic + Phriends Phish after party is a members-only event, so you will need to be a member of Knew Conscious Collective to enter. However, Knew Conscious will be signing up new members at the door, so no need to sweat it if you’re not a member yet. To pre-register for a membership, sign-up online here or send an email to [email protected] and put “MEMBERSHIP” in the subject line. Admission to the show requires attendees to register as a member and give a $25 donation to the Knew Conscious Gallery. Once inside, Knew Conscious features a complimentary open bar with beverages and refreshments from the time doors open at 11:45 pm until the show ends at 4:30 am. This is a 21+ ONLY event.Tickets for the show are now on sale and can be purchase here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.– SHOW INFO –Artist/s:  DJ Logic + Phriends ft. DJ Logic, Marc Brownstein, Eddie Roberts, and Borahm Lee w/ Support TBADate:       Friday – September 1st, 2017Venue:    Knew Conscious Gallery (2041 Lawrence Street – Denver, CO)Time:       11:45pm Doors / 4:30am CurfewTickets:   $25adv / $25dos (purchase tickets here)last_img read more

Eichin, Carr lead Mack to wins over Fortuna

first_imgThe McKinleyville High baseball team, behind dominant pitching performances from starters Corbin Eichin and Kyler Carr, handed visiting Fortuna a pair of losses, 11-0 (5) in game one and 6-1 in game two, to sweep the season series between the two Big 5 Conference teams, Saturday afternoon at McKinleyville High.Eichin, the game one starter, tossed a 1-hitter en route to the shutout victory. The sophomore is 2-0 in his last two starts including an April 6 win against Arcata, and has allowed just …last_img read more

Depending on Source, Stem Cells Can Kill or Heal

first_img(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Stem cells continue to show promise for dramatic healings, but reporters don’t always clarify what lived or died to produce the cells.  Adult stem cells inhabit all living humans; embryonic or fetal stem cells require a human death.Adult Stem Cell NewsCord blood awakens boy:  Parents of a boy with pediatric cerebral palsy are glad they froze samples of his cord blood when he was born. At age 2-1/2, he had a cardiac arrest with severe brain damage that left him in a persistent vegetative state. Now, Science Daily reported, after the first successful treatment with stem cells from his autologous cord blood, the boy has awakened. He can move and speak simple sentences.Mesenchymal stem cells and ALS:  It’s an odd reversal of ethics to put human stem cells in rats, but Medical Xpress reported progress against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by injecting engineered human mesenchymal stem cells into the furry rodents, causing them to produce growth factors that delay onset of the disease.  The article pointed to a benefit of adult stem cells: “By using adult mesenchymal stem cells, the technique avoided the danger of tumor that can arise with the transplant of embryonic stem cells and related ‘do-anything’ cells.”Blood stem cells and cancer:  Science Daily reported on significant improvements in survival for cancer patients with lymphomas, leukemias and other blood cancers, thanks to adult blood stem cells from donors and the patients themselves.  “The significant improvements we saw across all patient and disease populations should offer patients hope and, among physicians, reinforce the role of blood stem cell transplants as a curative option for life-threatening blood cancers and other diseases.”Embryonic and Fetal Stem Cell NewshESC and blindness:  New Scientist reported a rare success with human embryonic stem cells.  Implanted into the retina, a man with a form of macular degeneration went from 20/400 (legally blind) to 20/40 (sighted) over time.  Results have not yet been published.Fetal stem cells and stroke:  New Scientist reported modest improvement in stroke victims injected with stem cells in a new clinical trial.  The article only mentioned where the cells came from in passing.  The researcher “thinks that the fetal neural stem cells injected into the volunteers’ brains may stifle inflammation and catalyse the formation of new blood supplies to stroke-damaged tissue.”Cloner trouble:  The embryonic stem cell success at University of Oregon (see 5/17/13) has come under fire for two things: a rush to publication, and sloppy errors.  New Scientist and Nature reported the controversy.  So far, it appears none of the errors affected the experimental results.  Mitalipov admitted the mistakes but defends his work.How This Translates to PolicyProtecting the right to kill:  In the wake of the Mitalipov success, Nature‘s editors urged the journal’s scientific members to take ownership of the stem cell debate, lest public fears stifle progress.  The editors acknowledged, “It is true that the research faces ethical controversy on three fronts: egg donation, embryo destruction and cloning.”  They also acknowledged that induced pluripotent stem cells appear so far to work just as well as hESC without the ethical problems: “crucially they do not require egg recruitment, embryo destruction or cloning.”  Yet the editors seemed more concerned about preventing a public outcry against the destruction of human embryos.  Without proof, they said, “Whatever the outcome of those investigations, there are some clinical applications for which cloned stem cells could be the best option.”  The prior week, though, Nature editors urged scientists to accept more social responsibility for risky new technologies.Why stop at embryos?  In an article entitled “Alzheimer’s disease, the soft target of the euthanasia debate,” Medical Xpress aired the views of Megan-Jane Johnstone (Deakin University) about euthanasia.  Johnstone sees a softening of public attitudes about euthanasia with so many elderly declining into dementia.  “The proposal to allow euthanasia as a morally warranted option in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is neither simple nor straightforward,” she said. “Anything less than an honest, transparent and accountable debate, which has been lacking to date, would be an assault on the integrity of all—both those for and against the euthanasia proposal—who are trying in their own ways to care for those who are confronting the hard-nosed reality of their inevitable mortality.”Why stop at euthanasia?  New Scientist provoked controversy with this eye-catching headline: “Is extinction really such a bad thing?”  Consultant Shaoni Bhattacharya was not proposing it for humans or anything like that; she was just commenting on a new exhibit on extinction at London’s Natural History Museum.     “A thoughtful exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum explores the benefits of extinction, and the possibility of humanity eradicating itself.”  The world view is both Darwinian and Malthusian:Survival is tough, and in a masterful stroke, the exhibition drives this home with a retro video game. In the species extinction game, the player must manoeuvre a Pac-Man-like creature around a world beset with creeping ice ages, fiery volcanoes and relentless winds, all the while competing with other animated species to snaffle sparse food supplies. A genius touch is the availability of “adaptation” tokens, which allow your creature to evolve traits to help it survive longer in its hostile world.The museum portrays extinction as a part of life.  “Extinction isn’t necessarily the end of the world, it could be just the beginning…,” one sign reads.  “In a thought-provoking section, the museum presents the concept of Homo extinctus – humans wiped out forever.”  Sweet dreams.The choice is clear.  Evolution is pro-death, creation is pro-life.  Evolution sees death as a good thing; creation sees it as a curse.  Evolution says “what’s the big deal?”; creation says humans, made in the image of God, are more precious than animals. Evolution sees millions of years of senseless struggle against elements just for the reward of passing on one’s genes in an endless cycle of meaninglessness that ends in a charred, dead world.  Creation sees death as an intruder, an enemy, that will be conquered in the new heavens and new earth, and has been conquered for those who accept Christ’s death and resurrection on their behalf.  Choose you this day.The sanctity of human life is the dividing issue for stem cell research, abortion and euthanasia.  It’s easy to see why evolutionists are so dismissive of the ethical qualms “religious people” worry about.  They only see cells and fetuses as clumps of matter, when in fact, a human embryo, even from the single-celled zygote, contains the entire genetic program for an adult human being.Evolutionists tend to be pragmatists.  If people are having abortions anyway, why not grab some of the stem cells?  (They fail to see how this legitimizes abortion and creates a market for it.)  If women are producing eggs anyway, why not harvest them?  (They fail to take seriously the potential abuses to women.)  If human blastocysts can’t produce adult clones (yet), why not harvest their stem cells?  If old people can’t communicate any more, why not help them die?  If everything competes for resources, why not let humans go extinct?  If humans are wrecking the planet, why not drastically cut their numbers? OK, evolutionist, set the example – you first.The New Scientist article on extinction shows that some evolutionists still think Malthus had the right idea: competition for scarce resources guarantees lots of death.  That notion that spurred Darwin to use the “struggle for existence” as a driver for natural selection has been debunked (7/02/09, 12/09/09 #3, 9/18/10) but it keeps returning.  In actuality, freedom lets human society blossom, but tyranny destroys it.  Need proof?  The 20th century.Evolutionists would not want to live in the world their world view is leading toward.  Those who love Christ need to keep the leaven of his teachings spreading through a lost world.  Keep the salt in the decaying meat.  Keep the light shining in the darkness.  All that is required for a brave new world to embrace death is for godly people to do nothing.  “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).last_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress — July 23, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most areas of the State are still very dry despite spotty rain events, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 22. There were reports of spotty rain events last week but most areas are still dry. The dry weather did provide ample opportunity to harvest hay, wheat, and oats and make herbicide and fungicide applications. Range and pasture conditions were showing early signs of stress from lack of needed rains. Lower temperatures helped to decrease crop stress from scarce rains.Click here to see the full reportlast_img read more

Hit India hard from ball one: South African coach Fletcher to his boys

first_imgWary of an Indian backlash after their humiliating loss in the series opener, South African batting coach Duncan Fletcher on Friday asked his players to hit visiting team “hard” from ball one in tomorrow’s second cricket one-dayer here.South Africa had crushed India by a huge margin of 135 runs in the first one-dayer at Durban on Wednesday.But going by India’s performance in the tour so far, South Africa cannot afford to relax as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company have made a strong comeback in the three-match Test series, drawing it after losing the first Test by an innings.”Just got to be very wary that this happened in the Test series. But I don’t think it will. There seems to be a very good attitude amongst this one-day squad. They seem to have learnt their lesson. It’s just important that they go in there and hit India hard from ball one again,” Fletcher told media on the eve of the second ODI of the five-match series.”And make sure they don’t get complacent. India are quite an experienced side. Although they’ve got young players, if but they are pretty experienced. You got to be wary this fact.They know how to play out of these situations. South Africa have to be careful,” added the former England coach.Fletcher, however, is not happy with the home team’s handling of the Power-plays.”I’ve always believed they haven’t really believed when they have taken it. If sides or captains want, there are a lot of possibilities on how to take them.advertisement”It’s just been a misinterpretation as how you play within the Power Play. Sometimes you’ve got to look at it as there are other advantages of taking it at a certain time,” he said.Talking about the changing face of the game in the wake of Twenty20 cricket, Fletcher said: “It (T20) had an influence right through cricket. The players are going to be more attacking, but 50 overs is a lot of cricket.”If sides think they can go out there and adopt a Twenty20 attitude from ball one, sure on a given day they might be successful, but not over a period of time. They got to be very wary that in 50 overs there will be periods when you have to be more patient.” .Fletcher also said that international teams should have the ability to adjust to different conditions and playing surfaces and was satisfied with the Proteas team on this front.”I believe South Africa matches everyone as far as one-day cricket is concerned. They haven’t been fooled by the wicket they bowled on. They won’t bowl on that wicket very often, but when they get on it they play very very well.”When they go to India the wickets may be a bit slower and a bit flatter, but they just have to get used to it. They have to adapt a bit quicker. Bowlers at the international level have got to do that. They’ve got the skill and the ability to do that,” he said.Fletcher made no bones about the fact that South Africa was missing Jacques Kallis but said the upcoming all-rounders are really bright.”Obviously they’re going to have a problem with the all-rounder. South Africa always had plenty of all-rounders which has given them depth. They’ve got into the area that without Jacques Kallis they might need a bit of depth but the backup batters are good enough. All it needs a little bit more experience I guess,” he said without taking any names.last_img read more

Residents Have Important Role to Play to Mitigate Disasters – McKenzie

first_img During a tour of some areas in Clarendon that were damaged during the April floods on September 20, Mr. McKenzie said the parish is at the top of the list of places known to be vulnerable to natural disasters in the island, and that the physical infrastructure cannot take any more battering. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the residents of Clarendon have an important role to play to mitigate natural disasters.“I have told the Mayor (of May Pen) that it is time for the Municipality to pay close attention to how people build in the parish of Clarendon. Too many illegal structures are being constructed in river beds, on gully banks, and blocking drains. These are all contributing factors to flooding,” the Minister said.During a tour of some areas in Clarendon that were damaged during the April floods on September 20, Mr. McKenzie said the parish is at the top of the list of places known to be vulnerable to natural disasters in the island, and that the physical infrastructure cannot take any more battering.After the tour, the Minister addressed residents at a town hall meeting at the Edwin Allen High School.He told the audience that there are 47 shelters in the parish, covering a wide area, including Aenon Town, Spaldings, Kellits, Ritchies, and Frankfield, and the Government would be providing money to retrofit one main shelter in the northern part of Clarendon.The Minister noted that most of the present shelters are school buildings, which are not conducive to providing for the needs of those who use it.“What we have done is to provide money to retrofit one main shelter in the northern part of Clarendon, in case there is a need for it. This shelter will be a lot more comfortable than schools. We will also have two 40-foot containers stocked with the necessary supplies, such as water, and other basic supplies. One will be located in Kellitts and the other in Frankfield at the police station,” he said.The Minister noted that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Parish Disaster Coordinator will ensure that everything is in place to respond in times of disaster.He also advised the residents that the Jamaica Pubic Service has been contacted with a view to start trimming the many trees that have been growing out of control in the area.Also speaking at the meeting was Michelle Graham, who chairs the Shelter and Welfare Committee for the parish in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.“We provide training for shelter managers and work closely with the health, fire and other departments, and do assessments of damage to homes after a disaster. We stock basic items and find suppliers for items that will go to shelters for residents,” she said.The meeting also saw presentations from Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Audley Gordon; Director, Meteorological Service Division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Evan Thompson; and Project Engineer, Water Resources Authority, Joanne Richards. Story Highlights The Minister noted that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Parish Disaster Coordinator will ensure that everything is in place to respond in times of disaster. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the residents of Clarendon have an important role to play to mitigate natural disasters.last_img read more