At the start of the month on June 2nd, The Motet took over the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado, for an epic night of tunes. As a band born out of Colorado, the group’s annual return to Red Rocks is always a highlight of the summer, with the funk act forever drawing out the crowds as a hometown favorite. For this years Motet Red Rocks showing, the band also tapped The California Honeydrops and Jurassic 5 to join them as support — also making possible one of the highlights of the night, when Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 sat in with the group during their excellent cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Thankful.”Phishin’ with Ryan Jalbert: That Time When The Motet Guitarist Saw Trey ShowerToday, The Motet released a recap video of this year’s Red Rocks show, which lets fans near and far relive the magic experienced on the Rocks that night. Set to the group’s latest single, “Supernova,” the video captures the infectious energy from the evening and leaves us eagerly waiting for Red Rocks 2018. You can check out the video for yourself below, courtesy of the band. After watching the video, for those of us who can’t wait until our next Motet show, you can catch the group when they hit the East Coast for a Phish Baker’s Dozen late night at BB King Blues Club in New York City on Friday, July 21st. Plus, it was just announced that the ever-wonderful vocalist and trumpeter Jen Hartswick will join the crew for the night, making for a very special evening of music that you won’t want to miss. Tickets for The Motet with special guest Jennifer Hartswick post-Phish are available here. You can also check out the other shows Live For Live Music has in store to keep the party going during Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run by checking out Our Complete Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late Nights![Photo: Brittany Teuber]
With the creation, in 1921, of the Rorschach inkblot test, psychologists and researchers had at their disposal a tool that might offer access to the inner life or “secret self” of a subject: the projective test.A new exhibition at Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, “X-Rays of the Soul: Rorschach and the Projective Test,” tells the story of the triumphal rise, and periodic setbacks, of the projective test movement, and portrays the heady confidence that science could be used to extract and access the most human parts of human beings.As opposed to objective tests, which compare a subject’s responses with an accepted set of correct answers, the Rorschach test, and the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), developed at Harvard in 1935, present subjects with ambiguous images or situations, and analyze their responses for clues to hidden emotions and mental states.Visitors to the exhibition are immediately confronted with a projection of a Rorschach inkblot and analysis of subjects’ responses to the image. Other displays include examples of responses from people who are depressed, suicidal, or victims of trauma.The Rorschach test (pictured), and the Thematic Apperception Test, developed at Harvard in 1935, present subjects with ambiguous images or situations, and analyze their responses for clues to hidden emotions and mental states.The rest of the exhibition is separated into two sections — one devoted to the Rorschach test, which includes examples of other inkblot analyses and how the Rorschach test has been portrayed in popular culture; the other devoted to “storytelling tests” like the TAT.At the back of the exhibition space, a “projective theater” will play excerpts of the 1946 film “The Dark Mirror,” about twin sisters who take the Rorschach test in an effort to determine which committed a murder. Clips of researchers discussing the TAT test will also be shown.“Telling stories based on inkblots started as a parlor game in the 19th century,” said Jean-Francois Gauvin, lecturer on the history of science and director of administration at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. “It was Rorschach who saw their potential and made them into an instrument that might capture, as the exhibition title says, an X-ray of the soul.”The exhibition will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Room 251 of the Science Center, through June 30.
Like musical sounds, different states of mind are defined by distinct, characteristic waveforms, recognizable frequencies and rhythms in the brain’s electrical field. When the brain is alert and performing complex computations, the cerebral cortex — the wrinkled outer surface of the brain — thrums with cortical band oscillations in the gamma wavelength. In some neurological disorders like schizophrenia, however, these waves are out of tune and the rhythm is out of sync.New research led by Harvard Medical School (HMS) scientists at the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) has identified a specific class of neurons — basal forebrain GABA parvalbumin neurons, or PV neurons — that trigger these waves, acting as neurological conductors that trigger the cortex to hum rhythmically and in tune. (GABA is gamma-amniobutyric acid, a major neurotransmitter in the brain.)The results appear this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“This is a move toward a unified theory of consciousness control,” said co-senior author Robert McCarley, HMS professor of psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychiatry at VA Boston Healthcare. “We’ve known that the basal forebrain is important in turning consciousness on and off in sleep and wake, but now we’ve found that these specific cells also play a key role in triggering the synchronized rhythms that characterize conscious thought, perception, and problem-solving.”McCarley added that understanding the mechanism the brain uses to sync up for coherent, conscious thought may suggest potential therapies for disorders like schizophrenia, in which the brain fails to form these characteristic waves.“Our brains need a coherence of firing to organize perception and analysis of data from the world around us,” McCarley said. “What we found is that the PV neurons in the basal forebrain fine-tune cognition by putting into motion the oscillations required for higher thinking.”When they began their investigation, the researchers suspected that the subcortical PV neurons might play a role in regulating cortical gamma band oscillations because they are found in the basal forebrain, an area of the brain that is responsible for switching the brain between waking and sleeping states. While many researchers believed that the cholinergic neurons — another class of neurons located nearby — were the key to the process, McCarley’s team thought that the PV neurons seemed like more likely candidates because they physically reach out toward PV GABA neurons in the cortex.To test this theory, the researchers needed to be able to selectively activate different types of neurons. Using a technique called optogenetics, in which cells are genetically altered with photosensitive switches, the researchers toggled the PV neurons on and off using laser light.When the PV neurons were switched on, the cortices of the animals showed more of the gamma activity typical of conscious states. Other experiments were performed to rule out the nearby cholinergic neurons, and to test neuronal firing in vitro. The results showed that PV neurons are necessary to initiate cortical band oscillations, and that they did not rely on other neurons to help trigger synchronized oscillations.The cortex, where higher-level thinking takes place, is the home of consciousness. If the basal forebrain plays a role in switching the cortex between waking and sleeping states, perhaps the PV neurons play a role in more fine-grained aspects of consciousness.The chemical that the PV neurons use to transmit their signal, GABA, is a neural inhibitor. When the PV cells fire, they inhibit the PV receptor neurons in the cortex, switching them all off at the same time. A beat later, the neurons in the cortex switch back on, firing all at once. Repeated again and again, this process creates a synchronized, pulsing rhythm, with all of the neurons firing in coordination like musicians playing the same notes in a round over and over again.McCarley, who has spent much of his clinical career working with patients with schizophrenia, said it was particularly gratifying to be able to bring together his research and his clinical interests, and noted that the study was the result of cross-disciplinary work by a team with expertise in brain anatomy, mathematics, wave theory, and both in vivo and in vitro neurophysiology. Collaborators included co-first authors Tae Kim and Stephen Thankachan, both HMS instructors in psychiatry at the VABHS, and co-senior author Ritchie Brown, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at the VABHS.
State officials are hinting that the revised revenue expectations for the current fiscal year (FY 2010) will be downgraded when the Vermont Emergency Board meets Thursday with the economists representing the Douglas Administration and the Legislature. Already Speaker of the House Smith is asking legislators to look at efficiencies to save upwards of $30 million this fiscal year, while Administration Secretary Lunderville is looking at saving $15 million to $30 million by holding back payments to departments an average of 2 percent (the range he said would be 0-3 percent). Legislators have suggested that the administration cannot do that because it would become a de facto budget cut, which would require legislative approval first. Legislators were also skeptical that more efficiencies could be found given the difficult task of cutting the budget in the first place.The Emergency Board will meet at 1 pm and hear from economists Tom Kavet on behalf of the Legislature and Jeff Carr for the administration. The Emergency Board is comprised of Governor Douglas and the chairs of the four legislative money committees: Appropriations Chair Senator Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille), Finance Chair Senator Ann Cummings (D-Washington), Appropriations Chair Representative Martha Heath (D-Westford), Ways & Means Chair Representative Michael Obuchowski (D-Rockingham).Previous to the Emergency Board meeting on Thursday the Legislative Joint Fiscal Committee, made up of legislative leaders from the House and Senate, will meet at 9:30 am in Room 11 at the State House. During this meeting, Kavet will provide legislators with his revenue report. The agenda for that meeting is attached below. AttachmentSize Joint Fiscal Committee Agenda283.76 KB
The former phlebotomist continued, “Very true to 2020, but I was taking on a little bit more than I think previous Bachelorettes have in the sense that there was somebody before me. I was going to ask the guys not only to remove themselves from that headspace but take me on and see if they were willing to be open.”Front row: Demar, Ed, Chasen, Blake Moynes, Eazy, Tayshia Adams, Joe, Zac C., Riley, Brendan, Noah. Back Row: Bennett, Jason, Peter, Ivan, Montel, Spencer, Ben, Jordan C., Jay and Kenny ABC/Craig SjodinAdams told cohosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin that “it was probably about 48 hours” between her receiving the call from an executive producer and heading off to the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California. When the EP called Adams, he acknowledged that she had previously requested to be informed about casting news in person after learning Crawley, 39, nabbed the role. She felt that her life had been “uprooted” during that time since potential leads “can’t really make plans” while waiting to hear what is next.“It kind of messed with me quite a bit, actually,” she admitted. “I told them, ‘That’s not fair to me. I know there’s other girls in the conversation, but I was fine. I was fine. And next time you do it, you better come to my house and tell me in person because at this point, I don’t want a phone call. I’m not going to [Bachelor in] Paradise, I’m not doing The Bachelorette again, I don’t want anything to do [with it]. I’m done.’”- Advertisement – The “Click Bait” cohost recently told Us Weekly that she was happy she didn’t speak with Crawley before becoming the Bachelorette. “Even if I did have the opportunity, I don’t know if I would have asked [anything],” she told Us on Monday, November 9. “This is the thing: I have learned that you have to give everybody a chance and you never know what that’s going to look like. It might not look, like, the same for you as it did for somebody else.”The “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast can be listened to wherever podcasts are streamed.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants A careful decision. Tayshia Adams nearly passed up on the opportunity to be the Bachelorette after Clare Crawley’s sudden exit.“In a perfect Bachelor world according to them, it would have been I would be in the car an hour after my conversation with them. They were hoping I would leave that day, but I actually said I needed to think about it,” Adams, 29, recalled on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on Wednesday, November 11. “I need to talk to my parents and I need to take a minute, just because the way I was entering The Bachelorette space was very unconventional.”- Advertisement – Before beginning her journey, Adams was also “fearful” that the suitors thought Crawley “was more their type” than she would be since they were initially there to pursue the Bachelor Winter Games alum.Tayshia Adams on ‘The Bachelorette’ ABC/Craig SjodinThe Bachelorette’s 16th season experienced major road bumps leading up to its October premiere. After Crawley was announced as the Bachelorette in March, the start of production was delayed due to the global coronavirus outbreak. Shortly after filming resumed in July, the hairdresser left the show after getting engaged to Dale Moss.Adams stepped in to replace Crawley, making her the second Black Bachelorette and first Latina woman in the coveted role. She had previously competed on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, which aired in 2019, and briefly dated John Paul Jones after they met on Bachelor in Paradise that same year.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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Stage one of the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre gets underway.CONSTRUCTION work on the linchpin of a $1.5 billion mega development in Ripley Valley kicked off today.The $40 million stage one of Ripley Town Centre is part of a wider commercial and residential development by Sekisui House, which includes a $500 million Ecco Ripley residential community.Stage one of the construction was expected to create 100 construction and a further 100 ongoing jobs by its completion in March 2018.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoIpswich mayor Paul Pisasale launched the construction phase which also saw Queensland family business Hutchinson Builders named as construction partner.Sekisui House CEO and managing director Toru Abe said the commencement of the construction for the town centre would be a game-changer for the western growth corridor.“This is the beginning of what we believe will become an important commercial and community heart for Ripley Valley and South East Queensland for many years to come,” he said.“Ripley Town Centre is a showcase development that provides a clean, green environment in which to live, work, play and rest.“It will become the new heart for the broader Ripley Valley.”The Town Centre will service Ecco Ripley and the broader Ripley Valley, which is set to become one of the largest pre-planned communities in Australia, with up to 120,000 people expected to call the Ripley Valley home in the next 20 years.
Disgraced surfwear mogul Matthew Perrin in a file photo taken outside the Brisbane Supreme Court. Picture: Jodie RichterTHE last property bearing disgraced ex-Billabong boss Matt Perrin’s name has hit the market – but it’s not expected to affect the award-winning restaurant inside it that’s hosted Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and Cate Blanchett.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe view from the inside of award winning restaurant The Fish House which holds a long-term lease over 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads. Picture: Jerad WilliamsThe 506sq m property at 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, houses famous Gold Coast restaurant The Fish House – which itself recently changed ownership. The restaurant holds a long-term lease agreement over the building with a renewal option built in. Among other prominent diners was Ronnie Woods of The Rolling Stones. Hollywood star Cate Blanchett leaving the Fish House in Burleigh, with husband Andrew Upton. Picture: Scott Fletcher Rolling Stones member Ronnie Woods arriving at The Fish House in Burleigh. Picture: David ClarkMr Perrin owns the property with ex-wife Nicole Bricknell as well as Pamela and Greg Lindores and Lindores Properties, according to CoreLogic records. Agent Scott Boniwell of Ray White Burleigh Heads was marketing the property as having a “long term secure lease with extremely successful tenant”.The building was specifically built to house The Fish House, and has uninterrupted beach views to Surfers Paradise and Stradbroke Island.
Vattenfall has awarded Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) with a four-year framework agreement for the installation management of subsea power cables for offshore wind farm projects in Germany, UK, the Netherlands and Denmark. The contract comes after DOC’s work on the Sandbank project. The company will now support the installation, marine coordination and offshore construction at management level, and provide for a smooth-running installation management of Vattenfall’s offshore wind projects.DOC will also work on project documentation, quality standards of project implementation and vessel management, specifically cable-laying vessels, and employ its core competency of interface management between different offshore wind project packages.“DOC is proud to be able to support Vattenfall in the implementation of subsea power cable installations in future offshore wind farms. We are convinced that our team of offshore experts has the required know-how for these tasks and our long-standing experience can be contributed target-aimed”, said Oliver Spalthoff, Managing Director of DOC, about the framework agreement with Vattenfall.
Share Health Minister Julius TimonthyHealth Minister Julius Timothy has called on the Caribbean region to condemn gender based violence. Mr. Timothy made this call while addressing the opening of the 38th Annual General meeting of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation at the Fort Young Hotel on Saturday evening. Hon. Timothy emphasized that the campaign to condemn gender based violence must target both men and women.“I am of the firm belief that we cannot mount a true health response to gender based violence if we do not focus our attention on both sexes. As a region I think we have made considerable efforts in fighting gender based violence, however there is much more to be done. I have heard the clarion call from the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation that political leaders need to be more vocal in curbing gender based violence,” he said.Mr. Timothy pledged his support and that of his Ministry to the fight against gender based violence.“In my capacity as Minister for Health, and a member of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and my personal capacity as a man, I pledge my unwavering commitment to continue the fight to eliminate gender based violence in our region. We must all speak with one voice, our message must be clear, we must remain real resolute, we must all stand up in unison, be counted and condemn gender based violence.Seventeen Caribbean countries including Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as CFPA associate members located in Belize, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago were represented at annual general meeting of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation being held at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 15 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Health Minister Julius Timothy pledges support to the fight against gender based violence by: – July 18, 2011