Mike Gordon Brings “Trapezoidal Sunshine” To New Haven

first_imgThere is no doubt that Mike Gordon and his four confidants are feeling loose, and tour is fully on its way. The Phish bassist along with Scott Murawski (guitar), Robert Walter (keys), John Kimock (drums) and Craig Myers (percussion) brought the hump-day boogie to New Haven on Wednesday night, at College Street Music Hall.Following an opening weekend of tour, full of debuts off Gordon’s recently released album, OGOGO, and debut covers of Tame Imapala’s “Mind Mischief,” Rancid’s “Ruby Soho,” and Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” Gordon got the house bouncing from the opening jam-heavy segue of “Victim 3D,” “Victim,” and “Say Something,” that included a high-voltage, fast-paced segment that eventually landed into the Max Creek cover, “Cruel World.”“Trapezoidal Sunshine” followed, the non-album track that was recently debuted at The Georgia Theatre tour opener in Athens, GA. The fan-interactive and theatrical song features Gordon and Murawski going back and forth between stationary microphones and hand-held microphones. Ending the set in proper fashion, Mike and company dove head first into Tame Impala’s “Mind Mischief,” before ending with the bouncy OGOGO-favorite, “Steps.”Second set got off to a quick start with “Whirlwind” followed by two tour-debuts; “Yarmouth Road” and “Check Your Pepper,” the staple played ALMOST every show of Gordon’s past 2016 Fall tour. Although somewhat quirky, the tune never ceases to get the crowd moving on their feet and participating, which propelled the fiery-hot quintet into another Max Creek cover, “Jones.” The masterminds brought it all back into Rancid’s “Ruby Soho,” which has become a fan-favorite cover since it’s debut the first show of tour. Second set ended with OGOGO’s “Pendulum,” followed by a monster cover of Beck’s “Black Tambourine” in the encore slot, to bring the Wednesday night college-town party to a glorious finale.If you’re in the Northeast, make sure to catch Mike Gordon this weekend in Syracuse, Toronto, and Detroit, and you can find a full list of his remaining tour dates here!Mike Gordon | College Street Music Hall | New Haven, CT | 9/27/2017I: Victim 3D-> Victim > Say Something, Cruel World, Trapezoidal Sunshine, Mind Mischief > StepsII: Whirlwind, Check Your Pepper, Yarmouth Road, Jones > Go Away, Ruby Soho, PendulumEncore: Black Tambourine[cover photo / setlist via Scott Marks (@bizarchive)]last_img read more

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How to see neurons in the dark

first_imgWalk outside on a clear summer twilight and you might see hundreds of minute lights spark and glow. Together, fireflies, which produce chemical light through bioluminescence, display a celestial pattern unlike anything on earth. Or, more precisely, unlike anything visible to our unassisted eyes.In a darkness deeper than those summer twilights, our neurons fire and glow in a similar stellar dance. Now, with Firefly, a new microscope from the Cohen Lab, we can watch neurons pulse, communicate, and shine. The image is at once beautiful and invaluable — it could illuminate how disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease affect neuron communication and thus enable researchers to discover how to prevent and treat a host of neurological diseases.,Firefly can resolve 85 neurons in 30 seconds. To accomplish this feat, Adam Cohen, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Physics, and his team exploited a relatively new technique: optogenetics. With optogenetics, a fusion of optics and genetics, researchers modify cells to include genes with light-responsive properties. In this case, Cohen designed neurons to include light-sensitive proteins. Firefly can then capture light sparks representing each neuron’s electrical signals.Although others have produced similar optogenetic tools, Firefly exceeds them in power and range. It can image a 6-millimeter-diameter area, more than one hundred times larger than most analogs. This broad field of vision offers unprecedented views of not just one but hundreds of neurons engaged in communication. Now, researchers can examine when and why communication fails. “This optical system provides a million inputs and a million outputs, allowing us to see everything that’s going on in these neural cultures,” Cohen explained. “The optical system must be highly efficient to detect good signals within a millisecond.”,Cohen’s research team tested the microscope on neurons and cultured heart cells, successfully mapping their electrical waves. While neuroscientists look for clues to treat epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease, cardiologists can examine the abnormal heart rhythms to explore causes and solutions.“The development of new biological sensors has made measurements that were impossible just a few years ago into something routine,” said Daniel Hochbaum, a member of the Firefly team. “This microscope … will profoundly increase the possibilities of high-throughput and high-content measurements with existing and future sensors of a diverse array of biological functions.”The team already plans to expand their field of vision: “The system we developed is designed for looking at a relatively flat sample such as cultured cells,” Cohen said. “We are now developing a system to perform optogenetics approaches in intact tissue, which would allow us to look at how these neurons behave in their native context.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Check fraud and impostors

first_imgWe have discussed check fraud and concepts from the UCC here and here over the past couple of months. While the UCC does not contemplate every check fraud scenario that a credit union might encounter, the UCC provides a general framework that can be used to determine which party will bear the loss for the check fraud. There are even some special rules that we have discussed that can change the default rules regarding allocation of loss under certain circumstances. For example, section 3-406 of the model UCC explains that a loss that arises from a forgery or an alteration of a check can be allocated to those parties whose negligence contributes to the forgery or alteration. And section 4-406 of the UCC can act to shift the loss to your credit union’s members when there is a forged or altered check if the members fail to exercise reasonable promptness in examining statements provided to them that might evidence any unauthorized payments.Today I want to discuss another special circumstance. What happens when a member falls victim to a scam and unwittingly writes a check to a fictitious person. What if a member writes a check in the amount of $5,000 payable to a fictitious yet hairy individual who purports to be Chewy D. Wookie? The $5,000 is for the purpose of acquiring some Star Wars paraphernalia. But Chewy, being clever and not actually being Chewy D. Wookie but rather B.B. Eight, indorses the check in blank as Chewy and runs off to cash that check as quickly as possible. The credit union pays the check over a forged indorsement of a fake Chewy? Does the credit union bear the loss in this scenario or does the member bear the loss?Section 3-404 of the model UCC deals with impostors and fictitious payees:(a) If an impostor, by use of the mails or otherwise, induces the issuer of an instrument to issue the instrument to the impostor, or to a person acting in concert with the impostor, by impersonating the payee of the instrument or a person authorized to act for the payee, an indorsement of the instrument by any person in the name of the payee is effective as the indorsement of the payee in favor of a person who, in good faith, pays the instrument or takes it for value or for collection. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Hazard Torn Between Chelsea and Dream Move to Real Madrid

first_img“I don’t want to say, ‘yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing,” the 27-year-old told the media.“I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything.“So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.“It is a hard decision. It is my future.”Hazard scored the opener as Chelsea beat Southampton 3-0 on Sunday to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.The forward believes he has potentially one more big transfer before retirement, describing Spanish giants Real as the “best club in the world”.“That’s why I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup,” added Hazard, who said in July that “it might be time to discover something different” after six years at Stamford Bridge.“I am playing good football at the moment.“Real Madrid are the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club.“We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day, I don’t have time. But we will talk about my future soon.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Eden Hazard has admitted that he is torn between signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge and a “dream” move to Real Madrid.The Belgium forward has two years remaining on his contract with the Blues, but was linked with a move to the European champions in the summer.Hazard has scored seven times in the Premier League already this season.last_img read more

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first_imgGardai in Co Donegal are on the trail of a ‘fill up and go’ gang.The thieves have filled up at dozens of petrol stations across the county and escaped without paying.The drive-offs are carefully planned with the culprits using a young woman to distract shopkeepers before whizzing off from forecourts without paying.Petrol stations in Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Laghey and Buncrana have been hit in the scam.It is believed that scammers use false license plates so they cannot be caught on CCTV.However Gardai do have images of the culprits which they are studying.GARDAI ON THE TRAIL OF THE ‘FILL UP AND GO’ GANG was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaipetrol stationlast_img read more