Particle Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesJul 26-27: Princeton, British Columbia, Canada – Element Music FestivalAug 8: Charleston, SC – Pour HouseAug 9: Atlanta, GA – Terminal WestAug 11: Green Mountain, NC – Soulshine FestivalOct 4: Burlington, VT – Nectar’s*Oct 5: Greenfield, MA – Hawks and Reed Performing Arts CenterOct 6: Starks, ME – Harvest BallOct 8: Baltimore, MD – OttobarOct 9: Carrboro, NC – The Cat’s CradleOct 11: Dunedin, FL – Dunedin BreweryOct 12: Key West, FL – Green ParrotOct 13: Key West, FL – Green ParrotOct 14: Boca Raton, FL – Funky BiscuitOct 16: Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s BohemiaOct 17: Indianapolis, IN – MousetrapOct 18: Chicago, IL – Martyr’sOct 19: Minneapolis, MN – The CaboozeOct 20: Menasha, WI – The Source Public HouseOct 21: Detroit, MI – El ClubOct 23: Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre**Oct 24: Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s**Oct 25: Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry**Oct 26: Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar**Oct 27: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*Broccoli Samurai Supports **Lespecial SupportsView All Tour Dates Particle has been a staple of the livetronica scene for years, serving as a major player in developing the livetronica scene as we know it today. Today, the Los Angeles-born band composed of Steve Molitz, Clay Parnell, Kito Bovenschulte, and Michael Daum had big news for fans, announcing the group’s first new studio album in 14 years. In addition to the announcement of Accelerator, Particle will also be hitting the road this fall, detailing an extended fall tour to promote the new studio effort.Per a press release, Particle’s new album will feature nine new, original tunes “packed with powerhouse performances and adventurous songwriting that is sure to excite both longtime fans and newcomers alike.” Accelerator will serve as to 2004’s Launchpad, with the group’s only other album released between 2004 and today being the group’s Live At Wanee Festival 2012, which was released via MunckMix.As for Particle’s newly announced fall tour, the band will first finish out their existing summer plans, hitting British Columbia’s Element Music Festival in addition to shows at Charleston, South Carolina’s Pour House and Atlanta’s Terminal West on August 8th and 9th before a stop at Soulshine Festival in Green Mountain, North Carolina on August 11th. The band’s fall tour dates start in full in the beginning of October, kicking off with a three night run across Burlington, VT (featuring support from Broccoli Samurai); Greenfield, MA; and Starks, ME from October 4th through 6th.From there, the band heads to Baltimore on October 8th, continuing down the East Coast with a stop in Carrboro, North Carolina on the 9th ahead of a four-night Florida run—including two nights at Key West’s Green Parrot—from October 11th to 14th. Particle will work its way north from Florida, moving through Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Menasha, and Detroit from October 16th to 21st. After a day’s break, Particle closes out their fall tour with four nights supported by lespecial, rolling through Pittsburgh; Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and Asbury Park, New Jersey ahead of their triumphant headlining set at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on October 27th.Stay tuned for more information about Particle’s first studio album in 14 years, Accelerator, with more details to be announced in coming weeks. For ticketing for the band’s fall tour or for more information, head to the band’s website here.
The BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team are the tourney CHAMPS! They defeated Greendale 25-14 and 25-23.All the girls played extremely hard for this win! It was a team effort and they all never gave up. Ava Powner had 4 aces, 1 kill, and 2 digs. Addison Westrick had 3 aces and 4 digs. Sarah Bedel had 2 aces, 1 kill, and 2 digs. Molly Meer had 2 aces, 2 kills, and 2 digs. Alyson Peters had 2 aces, 5 kills, and 2 digs. Kate Bauer had 1 ace, 3 great hits, and 1 dig. Annie Negovetich had 1 ace and 2 digs. Lydia Haskamp had 1 ace, 1 kill, and 1 dig. Addyson Weiler had 3 digs. Sophie Gesell had 2 kills and 2 digs. They finished the season with a 12-2 record!I am so proud of every single one of you girls! It took every single one of you to make this team complete! Thank you for such a great season! Love, Coach Werner!!
THE Guyana Badminton Association runs off its Badminton World Federation & Pan American Shuttle Time programme today at the National Gymnasium and the Guyana Olympic Association.The programme, which will run from June 23 to 25, 2017 is expected to feature two sessions, the first of which is theoretical and will take place during the mornings from 09:30hrs to 12:30hrs at the GOA officeThe afternoon sessions will take a practical approach at the National Gymnasium with today’s activity commencing at 15:00hrs and going until 19:00hrs. Sessions on Saturday and Sunday start at 13:30hrs and end 17:00hrsThe course will be facilitated by Mr Richard Wong (BWF Shuttle Time tutor & coach).The course teachers will have access to free resources, training and equipment, to support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old.Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others, and experience success.
THE current global pandemic has forced another sporting event to be cancelled, here, in Guyana. The much anticipated trilogy of athletic events, organised and run by former Guyanese athletes and friends as part of the country’s Independence celebrations, is the latest victim of COVID-19.According to chief organiser of the Plaisance-oriented one-day event which started in 2016, “While we cannot deny our disappointment, it is something we have no control over and as such we can only look forward to its return next year.”The 1972 National Schools’ 100m and 200m sprint champion, Noel ‘Bryner’ Campbell, via ‘WhatsApp’ to Chronicle Sport from New York, explained that the emphasis of the event since the inception has been on the youths and that he and his team have been encouraged by the increasing interest and participation.“In 2016 we started out with the 5K for juniors and 10K for seniors on the road and then in 2018 we added the relays for male and female athletes. Last year we introduced the Village Mile for students living, born and/or raised in Plaisance.“On the advice of the Minister of Sport we have changed the name to the Plaisance-Sparendaam Golden Mile”, the former born-and-bred athlete from Plaisance, ‘Bryner’, stated.The event was scheduled to take place yesterday (Saturday, May 23) and now the attention is on planning for a grand occasion next year.(Ras Wadada)
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team will take its 10-1 record on the road tonight as the Badgers square off against in-state opponent UW-Green Bay at the Resch Center.In what will likely prove to be one of the Badgers’ toughest tests so far this season, UW (10-1) hopes to carry over its strong performance from Sunday’s game against Albany.”I thought we were able to get a lot of people some experience,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said of Sunday’s game. “We attended to the boards defensively and had more energy than we did against UIC. We were plagued by turnovers, and that’s a concern of ours and something we’ve talked about.””We’ve got to stay focused on some things that we didn’t do against Albany, especially our turnovers,” junior guard Jolene Anderson said. “That’s one thing we need to cut down, and hopefully just play our style of basketball.”UW-Green Bay (5-3) has already fared well against Big Ten opponents this season, with convincing wins against Minnesota and Iowa. The team will look to continue its solid play against the Badgers and hope to go 3-0 against the Big Ten, something the Phoenix have never done in program history.”What jumps out is what they did to Iowa and holding them to 29 percent shooting,” Stone said. “It’s something that we certainly are aware of, and it just shows that they play hard.”All five UW-Green Bay starters have been putting up big numbers so far this year. The Phoenix offense is led by senior forward Nicole Soulis, who was recently named the Horizon League Player of the Week. Also making significant contributions have been a trio of guards, junior Kayla Groh, senior Natalie Berglin and sophomore Rachel Porath.”I think Natalie is a terrific point guard,” Stone said. “She’s the engine of that team. If you put her with a great post player in Soulis, you’ve got a great point guard and a great post player that have been playing together for four years. They know how each other work, they both run the floor in transition, and they can both shoot the three.”Defensively, Stone plans to put UW guard Janese Banks on Berglin, Anderson on Porath and point guard Rae Lin D’Alie on Groh. On the post, Caitlin Gibson will have the tough task of matching up with Soulis.Similar to the Badgers, Green Bay’s team is one that can provide great depth down the stretch, with skill at all positions.”They’re five strong, and then eight or nine that come off the bench,” Stone said. “They’re deep, they’re solid, and they run their system really well. They’re well coached, and they’re a team that doesn’t quit. They play hard for 40 minutes, and they play really well together.”Even though the game will feature two Wisconsin schools, Stone isn’t approaching it differently than any other game.”I don’t like to use the word rivalry,” Stone said. “I think there’s a tremendous amount of respect for both programs. I don’t treat it as a rivalry; I just treat it as an opportunity to see two really good teams go at it and see whose game play is the best.”Stone’s team echoes that mentality and continues to take the season one game at a time.”I think our team just looks at it as another game for us to get better,” Anderson said. “It is Green Bay, it is in-state, but that’s something that we can’t focus on. It’s just another game for us to play.””It’s really important for us to come ready for this game,” Gibson added. “They’re very competitive. They’re a really good team, and they have a lot of weapons. We just want to play our hardest, and I know we’ll have the outcome that we want if we play our hearts out.”With tonight’s game and Friday’s contest against Harvard, only two games remain before the Badgers enter the Big Ten schedule. Stone and her team are hoping for a strong finish in their out-of-conference schedule.”It’s going to be a chess match of sorts,” Stone said. “It’s going to be a close game, and I think it’s the perfect time for this. They’re going to bring out our best, and hopefully we can bring out their best.”
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he has no idea whether Loic Remy is likely to join Newcastle on a permanent basis.Signed by the R’s from Marseille for £8m a year ago, Remy has scored 10 goals in 18 league appearances since joining the Magpies on a season-long loan.There has been speculation over whether Newcastle will agree a deal to buy him, while Arsenal are also reported to be interested in the French striker.Redknapp said: “I honestly don’t know what the deal is there. The chairman [Tony Fernandes] and [chief executive] Philip Beard did the loan deal.“I don’t know what the situation is, I just know he’s done exactly what I expected him to, which is to score goals. He can score goals anywhere in the Premier League.”Redknapp has made it clear he would happily sell Remy if QPR received a big-money bid.See also:QPR boss would be happy to sell RemyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
ARCATA >> While the midsummer showers let up for a brief moment just after 8 p.m. Friday night, the Crabs made sure that it kept raining runs at the Arcata Ball Park.It was another game, and another big inning for the hometown team in red, white and blue.After grabbing an early lead, the hot-hitting Humboldt Crabs offense exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth and rode the deluge of hits to an 8-3 win over the visiting Walnut Creek Crawdads to extend their winning streak to four …
McKinleyville >> The McKinleyville High football team hasn’t played a game on its home field since the first day of September.The next time the Panthers will be seen there won’t be until 2018.Citing a high concern for players’ safety and health, Mack Athletic Director Dustin Dutra announced that the school has decided to cancel the rest of the 2017 season, one that has seen the Panthers be forced to cancel their last three games.“That’s really kind of front and center about this,” Dutra said …
Those investing credibility in the concept of “junk DNA” suffered more losses this week. Repeated hits to the paradigm that portions of non-coding DNA are useless leftovers of evolution make a recovery unlikely. In Science,1 researchers from Princeton and Indiana University reported a function for transposons and the genes that act on them, “previously considered selfish DNA or part of the dispensable genome.” A small eukaryote microbe uses enzymes called transposases extensively during development. “Through an exaggerated process of genome rearrangement, Oxytricha trifallax destroys 95% of its germline genome during development,” they said, resulting in the elimination of all transposon DNA. What’s going on? “We show that transposase gene expression occurs during germline-soma differentiation and that silencing of transposase by RNA interference leads to abnormal DNA rearrangement in the offspring,” they said. “This study suggests a new important role in Oxytricha for this large portion of genomic DNA that was previously thought of as junk.”Update 05/20/2009: PhysOrg reported on this paper and said, “researchers from Princeton University and Indiana University who have been studying the genome of a pond organism have found that junk DNA may not be so junky after all. They have discovered that DNA sequences from regions of what had been viewed as the ‘dispensable genome’ are actually performing functions that are central for the organism.” At the end of the article, PhysOrg said, “The term ‘junk DNA’ was originally coined to refer to a region of DNA that contained no genetic information. Scientists are beginning to find, however, that much of this so-called junk plays important roles in the regulation of gene activity. No one yet knows how extensive that role may be.” Another press release from Rockefeller University upset a common idea about micro-RNAs, those ubiquitous little snippets of RNA that have been found to play many important roles in the cell. Some of these microRNAs are highly conserved (i.e., unevolved) between distant life-forms. The assumption has been that they play similar roles; “The na?ve assumption is that if we understand what these microRNAs do in a fish or in the frog, we can extrapolate to humans,” Ali H. Brivanlou, the head of the embryology department, said. That assumption appears to be flawed. They found that the counterpart in humans targets different activator proteins.personify evolution as a bumbling yet personal inventor:“When evolution has lucked into efficient solutions for life’s most fundamental problems, it adopts them as invaluable family heirlooms, passing them down as one species evolves into another.”“Although the microRNAs are evolutionarily conserved, their target changes across species,” said Brivanlou. “These are genetic tools that nature has invented, much like the screwdriver, to build different things for different species.” 1. Nowacki et al, “A Functional Role for Transposases in a Large Eukaryotic Genome,” Science, 15 May 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5929, pp. 935-938, DOI: 10.1126/science.1170023.Replacing one myth with another is not progress. Junk DNA is a Darwinian myth that intelligent design theory could have prevented. Geneticists looking through their Darwin-tinted glasses have misinterpreted the genome, because they expected to find waste and disorder. An ID geneticist would face the problem differently: we don’t understand what the microRNAs and non-coding DNA segments are doing; therefore, we will discover what they are there for. The Darwinists have not learned their lesson. Instead, they are retreating into their usual Charlie & Tinker Bell fairy tale. Tinker Bell zaps genes with her mutation wand, and Charlie, the bumbling junkyard engineer, looks for scraps to cobble together into family heirlooms. This adds the fallacies of naive assumptions [i.e., glittering generalies] and extrapolation to their logical sins. It takes intelligence to invent a tool and use it for multiple functions.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
27 February 2012 South Africa is taking steps to tackle piracy in its surrounding waters, and is considering re-opening a former naval base in Durban for this purpose, says Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Salisbury Island, now joined to the mainland, is part of the Port of Durban. A full naval base until it was downgraded in 2002, it now contains a naval station and other military facilities. Addressing a media briefing in Cape Town on Sunday, Sisulu said the government’s strategy for tackling piracy in its surrounding waters might necessitate the re-opening of the base. Salisbury Island was identified as a potential base at the meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) standing maritime committee in Durban last week, but costs had not yet been calculated.One warship, ‘merely as a deterrent’ So far, South Africa has deployed one warship – the SAS Isandlwana – to tackle piracy off east and southern Africa. The frigate is supported by a number of on-board helicopters as well as by ground troops. The South African Maritime Strategy, adopted by the Cabinet last year, is being piloted by South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, and Sisuslu said the deployment of the Isandlwana was more a deterrent than anything else. “We intend to start small because it’s going to be a very costly, very huge exercise,” Sisulu said. South Africa has also signed a pact with Tanzania and Mozambique on maritime security co-operation, which would see the three countries working together to secure their respective territorial waters.Policing waters ‘crucial for trade’ Sisulu said figures from two years ago by the International Maritime Bureau indicated that the cost of piracy was between R1-billion and R16-billion a year. Added to this, there had been 17 acts of piracy in Tanzania last year. She said the sea was very important for intra-African trade, as 91% of goods traded between African countries were transported by sea, while the continent had 44 refineries in 25 countries. This made it essential for African countries to police the continent’s waters, she said. She said the department would be requesting that at least two percent of GDP be allocated to defence spending. One idea, she said, was that those departments that could benefit from additional defence – such as Agriculture and Trade and Industry – could pool their resources.Helping Somalia International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, also present at Sunday’s briefing, said that in order to deal with piracy, it was important to tackle political problems on the ground. Nkoana-Mashabane attended a meeting in London last Thursday, hosted by African Union security- council members, on how to work together with Somalis to return their country to normalcy. She said South Africa had also pledged to make a donation of £10-million in the form of services and support to those in liberated zones in Somalia. Somalia is the base for almost all of the pirates now active off east and southern Africa. Source: BuaNews