PHOTOS: Rodrigo Y Gabriela Bring ‘Mettavolution’ Tour To The Paramount Theatre

March 2, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgOn May 21st, Rodrigo y Gabriela continued their spring tour in support of their new album, Mettavolution, with a performance at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY featuring support from Hudson Taylor.Related: Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce First New Album In Five Years, Release 18+ Minute Pink Floyd Cover [Listen]Mettavolution marks the experimental classical guitar duo’s first studio release since 9 Dead Alive arrived in 2014. In, 2017 the duo celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their 2006 Rodrigo Y Gabriela LP with a deluxe reissue and celebratory tour. It was during that 2017 tour when the two utilized the opportunity to test out their new material in front of fans in a live setting. For continued work on Mettavolution, they teamed up with Grammy-winner Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem) to help produce the project.Related: Rodrigo Y Gabriela Share Thrilling Video For Title Track From Forthcoming Album, “Mettavolution” [Watch]You can check out a full gallery of photos from the performance below courtesy of photographer Kevin Cole.For a full list of upcoming Rodrigo y Gabriela tour dates, head to their website here.Rodrigo Y Gabriela w/ Hudson Taylor | Paramount Theatre | Huntington, NY | 5/21/19 | Photos: Kevin Cole Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Getting to know the lab

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgBefore a Harvard crowd of 50 — faculty members, graduate students, and scientists — Sam Ingersoll demonstrated the soft robotics manta ray wing he developed using 3-D design.“Soft robotics have become extremely prevalent in the last few years because 3-D printing is so available,” he said. “Manta rays are ideal for study because they’re incredibly efficient. So one of the goals for this project was to make an underwater hydraulic implementation of a manta ray’s wing.”Not bad for a high school senior.“It was definitely the steepest learning curve I’ve ever had,” said CRLS senior Eleanor McCartney, who will attend Smith College in the fall. McCartney presented findings on two separate projects, both for the lab of Colleen Cavanaugh, the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology.Ingersoll and four of his peers, all students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), were at the Harvard BioLabs Lecture Hall in late May to present the work they had completed as participants in the CRLS Marine Science Internship program at Harvard.Ingersoll partnered with Donal Holland, a visiting lecturer at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), while his peers worked on different projects at other labs across the University. By pairing them with Harvard labs, the internship program gives students firsthand experience of how science works, and even a role in research.CRLS senior Eleanor McCartney presented findings on two separate projects, both for the lab of Colleen Cavanaugh, the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology. In the first project, she studied endosymbiont infection in the bivalve Solemya velum (or, how outside agents infect a clam), while the other focused on bacterial symbiosis in protist Arcella (how bacteria and amoebae live in harmony). Like her peers, McCartney came to work in the Harvard lab Monday through Thursday in the spring semester.“It was definitely the steepest learning curve I’ve ever had,” said McCartney, who will attend Smith College in the fall. “But I would absolutely do it again. I know I want to study science in college, and it can be difficult for undergraduate students to get access to research labs. So to be in the lab, not washing dishes but really contributing to the research and the science, was amazing.”McCartney will continue her research in the Cavanaugh lab this summer.Professor John Wakeley, chair of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB), was impressed with how much the students learned.“I know a lot of these kids, and their presentations were wonderful,” he said. “The relationship between high schools and Harvard is crucial. The least we can do, as an institution, is support the community and help train students, show them how science actually works at the ground level. I think a lot of the research we saw presented today will end up on published papers with the students’ names on them.”In fact, the interns’ work will be featured in the Journal of Emerging Investigators, which was founded by Harvard graduate students to publish original research in the biological and physical sciences by middle and high school students.Paul McGuinness, who teaches marine biology at CRLS, has worked closely with Peter Girguis, a professor of organismic and evolutionary biology and an adjunct research engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, to establish the internship program at Harvard. For McGuinness, the presentation reflected both the hard work the students did in the lab, and how the labs benefited from the real science the students created.“It’s a great model in terms of the intensity and expectations for students ― it’s completely different from any other experience they can have as high school students,” he said. “The impetus and onus is on them. They get support from me, and from the mentor in their lab, but it’s an amazing opportunity for students to get experiencing doing real research in a real lab.”His hope, he added, is to give as many students as many opportunities as possible. But the marine science internship program “is the capstone project. It lets them show what they’re capable of, and there’s nothing else like it.”last_img read more

Guatemala: Authorities seize huge drug precursor cargo

December 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBy Dialogo July 17, 2012 GUATEMALA CITY — Authorities seized on July 14 three containers from Russia and China filled with sodium carbonate and sodium sulfate, chemical precursors of synthetic drugs, at the port city of Santo Tomás de Castilla, on Guatemala’s Caribbean coast, an Interior Ministry spokesperson said. In one container from Shanghai, China, authorities found 19.6 tons of sodium sulfate, the spokesperson said. In the other two containers, both from Russia, 1,160 sacks of 60 pounds each filled with sodium carbonate were found. Authorities have yet to make an arrest but are investigating the company and individuals listed as recipients of the containers in Guatemala City. [AFP, 16/07/2012; (Guatemala), 16/07/2012]last_img read more

Local gas prices increase over the weekend

January 11, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMeantime, the national average had also slipped about half a cent to 93.8 and so had the B.C. low end price at the Prince George Costco, down a penny to 89.9 cents.That resulted in another province-wide price difference of thirty cents a litre, because the high end price was back up to a 119.9 cents, thanks to the Skookumchuck Service Centre in the Rocky Mountain Trench of the East Kootenay region. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — 101.9 cents became firmly established during the weekend at retail gasoline stations in Fort St. John as the city’s new common posted price for a regular litre.However, the seven-cent increase initiated at the end of last week continues a local pricing trend which still runs contrary to most of the province, and for that matter, most the country.For weeks prior to the hike, prices were going up across the country, while local outlets held firm at 96.9 cents. They even briefly slipped to 94.9, before the long predicted increase — based on a U.S. wholesale price hike.- Advertisement -However once the local increase was firmly in place, prices elsewhere started to go down.By midday yesterday, the survey had the first day of spring beginning with average prices in every province either down slightly, or holding steady.That was even true of B.C., which had slipped about half a cent to a 105.5, but because Quebec had dropped back to 98.7, this province regained the dubious honor as the only one in the country with an average above a dollar a litre.Advertisementlast_img read more