There’s no denying the excitement that comes along with a Break Science show. The fusion between Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee never fails to incite a dance party celebration, with in-the-pocket grooves that leave the whole crowd wanting more.The duo are set to host two Live Band performances at the Brooklyn Bowl this weekend, with Jesus Coomes, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis contributing to the musical fusion. The two shows, on December 16th with Exmag and Chris Karns and December 17th, with Jaw Gems and Chris Karns, are sure to be power packed with great hip hop influenced grooves throughout the weekend.In anticipation of the upcoming Bowl shows, the band members looked back to their last performance at the famed Brooklyn venue and found a great track to share. The two offered up a new mix on their classic Break Science jam “Reno,” delivered with a uniquely dreamlike approach. Says Deitch, “We released our newest mix of Reno because it’s an old school classic BrkSci track. We believe the fans that have stuck with us over the years deserve that chill fire we’ve been developing during our career. We never fit into a major category of Electronic music because our tastes are not influenced by trends. This one is for the true heads that wanna bop their head while having the sonic textures envelope them into a dream like state…”You can catch the newest BrkSci mix of “Reno” in the player below.We can’t wait to get down with the Break Science Live Band this weekend! For tickets and more information about the shows, click here for December 16th, and click here for December 17th.
Focused on mashing up Led Zeppelin and Parliament Funkadelic tunes, Turkuaz drummer Michelangelo Carubba brought a cast of all-stars together late night on Sunday for an amazing performance at New Orleans’ Maison on Frenchmen Street. Along with his Turkuaz bandmate Shira Elias, Carubba tapped Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Elise Testone, Jessica Jones, Joanna Teters, Papa Mali, Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), and Khris Royal for the special tribute show.The Maison was rocking ’til around 4:30 a.m. with this wild and woolly tribute to the two musically different but culturally similar bands, and fans were still begging for more after the last notes and band’s introductions had finished. With highlights like Carruba’s own thunderous take on “Moby Dick”, Collier and Taz’s back and forth throughout the show, Papa Mali’s and Eddie Roberts’ fiery respective sit-ins, and the vocal fireworks of the front four—Shira Elias, Elise Testone, Jessica Jones and Joanna Teters—throughout the night, it was hard to blame fans wanting the music to continue. Oh, and as always, Steveland Swatkins was easily the most energetic and purely happy musician that has ever stepped on a stage, and his enthusiasm was clearly contagious to his fellow players.We’ve got some video highlights from the Z-Funk tribute for you below, including the closing mash-up of “Give Up The Funk”, “Ramble On”, and “Whole Lotta Love”, that shows exactly why this show was so special. Enjoy!Setlist: Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic | Maison | New Orleans, LA | 4/29/2018Set: Song Remains the Same, P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up), Mothership Connection, Flashlight > Trampled Under Foot > Immigrant Song, Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication, Red Hot Mama, No Quarter, When The Levee Breaks, Moby Dick, Unfunky UFO, Handcuffs, Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) > Ramble On > Give Up The Funk > Whole Lotta Love“Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” > “Ramble On” > “Give Up The Funk” > “Whole Lotta Love”“When The Levee Breaks”“Unfunky UFO”“No Quarter”
A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh soup daily for five days. The study is one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods.The findings were published online November 22, 2011, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and will appear in the November 23/30 print issue.“Previous studies have linked elevated BPA levels with adverse health effects. The next step was to figure out how people are getting exposed to BPA. We’ve known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body. This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use,” said Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH and lead author of the study.Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical BPA, used in the lining of metal food and beverage cans, has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity in humans. In addition to the lining of food and beverage cans, BPA is also found in polycarbonate bottles (identified by the recycling number 7) and dentistry composites and sealants.The researchers, led by Carwile and Karin Michels, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, set out to quantify whether canned-soup consumption would increase urinary BPA concentrations relative to eating fresh soup.They recruited student and staff volunteers from HSPH. One group consumed a 12-ounce serving of vegetarian canned soup each day for five days; another group consumed 12 ounces of vegetarian fresh soup (prepared without canned ingredients) daily for five days. After a two-day “washout” period, the groups reversed their assignments.Urine samples of the 75 volunteers taken during the testing showed that consumption of a serving of canned soup daily was associated with a 1,221% increase in BPA compared to levels in urine collected after consumption of fresh soup.The researchers note that the elevation in urinary BPA concentrations may be temporary and that further research is needed to quantify its duration.“The magnitude of the rise in urinary BPA we observed after just one serving of soup was unexpected and may be of concern among individuals who regularly consume foods from cans or drink several canned beverages daily. It may be advisable for manufacturers to consider eliminating BPA from can linings,” said Michels, senior author of the study.Support for this study was provided by an Allen Foundation grant and a Training Grant in Environmental Epidemiology from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.“Canned Soup Consumption and Urinary Bisphenol A: A Randomized Crossover Trial,” Jenny L. Carwile, Xiaoyun Ye, Xiaoliu Zhou, Anotonia M. Calafat, Karin B. Michels, JAMA, online Nov. 22, 2011; in Nov. 23/30 print issue.
Acquisitions can be a bit like buses…you wait around for an hour and then, suddenly, three show up at once. That’s what happened today at EMC. We announced a three-acquisition convoy to accelerate our customers’ adoption of hybrid cloud.Unless you’ve been buried in datacenter sans-Internet for the last few years, you know of the excitement surrounding the emergence of OpenStack, an open source project that enables users to build infrastructure clouds by virtualizing and controlling pools of compute, storage and network resources. The first EMC acquisition announced today is San Francisco-based Cloudscaling, a leading provider of OpenStack-powered Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for private and hybrid cloud solutions. In case you didn’t know, Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias and team also happen to be founding members of the OpenStack Foundation.Cloudscaling’s Open Cloud System (OCS) provides an operating system to manage compute, storage and networking in the cloud, and supports a new generation of cloud-based applications that provides the agility, performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud services, but it is deployed in customer data centers and, therefore, remains under the control of IT. The addition of Cloudscaling will provide EMC customers with multiple options for running private and hybrid clouds and will heElp EMC accelerate its OpenStack-powered infrastructure offerings. We have some pretty exciting things planned over the next year, so stay tuned for more updates on EMC’s OpenStack strategy. The Cloudscaling team will join CJ Desai’s Emerging Technologies Division.One of the biggest revelations within the research is that organizations recognizing maximum business value from hybrid cloud also have a deep understanding of the workload requirements of their applications. Through the research, we see six particular requirements rise to the top for consideration: performance, security, compliance, storage, data protection and automation. The other EMC acquisitions announced today target one of these requirements in particular: data protection.The first is Mountain View, California-based Maginatics, whose technology enables organizations to leverage public and private clouds as a backup “device.” The addition of Maginatics extends EMC’s cloud data protection strategy by enabling unified data protection and management across disparate private, public and hybrid clouds. Maginatics technology also enables efficient data mobility across multiple clouds with data deduplication, WAN optimization, handling of large objects and multi-threading. We plan to integrate Maginatics technology with existing EMC data protection software, storage and services as part of our Core Technologies Division, led by Guy Churchward.Last, but by no means least (we’re going alphabetically here, so someone has to go third!), is the acquisition of Austin-based Spanning. Spanning provides subscription-based backup and recovery for born-in-the-cloud applications and data. Spanning solutions prevent business interruption due to data loss in Google Apps and Salesforce.com (with support for Microsoft Office 365 in the first half of 2015). The combination of EMC’s data protection portfolio and Spanning’s capabilities will accelerate our ability to help users confidently deploy data protection solutions across all applications and workloads, regardless of where the data is created or where the applications reside.It goes without saying that we’re excited to be bringing such phenomenal technology into the EMC portfolio. However, as EMC Information Infrastructure CEO David Goulden always says: “We’re a people company, focused on technology.” Hence, it gives me great pleasure to personally welcome Randy Bias and the Cloudscaling team, Amarjit Gil and the Maginatics team, and Jeff Erramouspe and the Spanning team to the EMC family.So, with our three buses having arrived … next stop … EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve this week will likely underscore its commitment to its low-interest rate policies, even as the economy recovers further from the devastation of the viral pandemic. Chair Jerome Powell is sure to strike a dovish tone at a news conference after the Fed’s latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. He may, in particular, aim to puncture any speculation that the Fed might soon curtail its aggressive efforts to support the economy, including its bond purchase program that aims to hold down long-term interest rates.
The Happiest Song Plays Last stars Lauren Valez (Dexter), Anthony Chisholm, Dariush Kashani, Tony Plana, Armando Riesco and Annapurna Sriram. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 23, 2014 Second Stage’s production of Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last knows what’s up. The next time you make a playlist, make sure the last song is something peppy! Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, tickets are now available for The Happiest Song Plays Last at off-Broadway’s Tony Kiser Theatre, with performances scheduled to begin February 11 and run through March 23. Opening night is set for March 3. The final play of Hudes’ Elliot trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last tells the story of cousins Elliot (Riesco) and Yaz (Velez), who discover the joy in coming home again and the comfort of family, both by blood and by love. When Elliot gets a lucky break in the film business, Yaz takes on the role of familial and neighborhood matriarch, nourishing those that pass through her door. Featuring the sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, The Happiest Song Plays Last is the story of a year in Elliot and Yaz’s life. The Happiest Song Plays Last Related Shows
This short video featuring Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot simulates the exact events of a total solar eclipse, which will be visible on Monday in portions of the Southeast, including North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky.
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Russians are set to approve constitutional reforms on Wednesday denounced by critics as a maneuver to allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin for life.The changes were passed weeks ago by Russia’s parliament and copies of the new constitution are already on sale in bookshops, but Putin pushed ahead with a nationwide vote that ends Wednesday to confer legitimacy on his plans.The Kremlin pulled out all the stops to encourage turnout, with polls extended over nearly a week, the last day of voting declared a national holiday and prizes — including apartments and cars — on offer to voters. Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.”We are voting for the country… we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren,” he said Tuesday in a final appeal to voters.”We can ensure stability, security, prosperity and a decent life only through development, only together and by ourselves.” Falling approval ratings Putin’s approval rating has suffered in recent months, in part over early mistakes in the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and stood at a historic low of 59 percent in one May poll.Analysts say Putin wanted to get the vote over with before Russians — already suffering from several years of falling incomes — are hit by the full economic impact of the pandemic. Putin said in a recent interview that he had not made up his mind about whether to run again and suggested part of the reason for the presidential reset was to allow Russia’s political elite to focus on governing instead of “hunting for possible successors”.The other political reforms amount to a tweaking of Russia’s system of government.The president is granted some new powers including the right to nominate top judges and prosecutors, while parliament has more influence in naming senior government officials.Russian law is given precedence over international law and top officials are banned from having foreign citizenship or residence permits.The minimum wage cannot be below the subsistence level and state pensions must be indexed to inflation.The reforms also enshrine “faith in God” and Russian as the national language in the constitution, define marriage as between a man and a woman and ban giving away Russian territory or questioning the country’s “historical truth”. Initially planned for April 22, the vote was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic but rescheduled after Putin said the epidemic had peaked and officials began reporting lower numbers of new cases.There is little doubt the reforms — which include patriotic and populist measures like guaranteed minimum pensions and an effective ban on gay marriage — will be approved.A state-run exit poll of more than 163,000 voters this week showed 76 percent in favor.Results are expected to be announced after the last polling stations close at 1800 GMT. Topics : ‘Foregone conclusion’Many Russians, especially those who remember the chaos and economic turmoil of the 1990s, agree.”There are a lot of problems in our country. And the amendments, they will help solve them, not completely but in part,” Moscow subway worker Vladimir Bodrov said after voting last week.”And for me, for my children and for my granddaughter, I think that this is a big plus.”But critics say the reforms are a cover for Putin to extend his rule after nearly 20 years in power.Chief opposition campaigner Alexei Navalny said Putin, 67, wants to make himself “president for life” and has called for a boycott.US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said Monday the vote was a “foregone conclusion” aimed at “the extension of [Putin’s] rule for what effectively is his natural life.”Divided, weakened by years of political repression and with little access to state-controlled media, Putin’s opponents have failed to mount a serious “no” campaign. Restrictions on mass gatherings imposed by the coronavirus have also prevented demonstrations.Golos, an independent election monitor, says it has received some 1,300 complaints of violations, including people voting more than once and claims employers are putting pressure on staff to cast ballots. The Kremlin is keen to see a high voter turnout and makeshift polling stations cropped across the country, including some in buses, tents and on street benches that were ridiculed on social media.
Bowser, a Democrat, stressed that Washington residents should “wear a mask” particularly if they are unable to maintain social distancing.There are a few exceptions to the new rule, including for people exercising outdoors and far away from other people.In Washington, as in a majority of US states, the number of COVID-19 cases is starting to climb, even though the capital city has been largely spared from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. Topics : The mayor of Washington on Monday tightened rules for wearing masks in the US capital, ordering city residents to don face coverings as soon as they leave their home.”People must wear a mask when they leave their homes if they are likely to come into contact with another person for more than a fleeting moment,” Muriel Bowser’s office announced.The measure was accompanied by the slogan: “It’s simple: when you leave home, you must wear a mask.”