Last night was a difficult day for rock & roll, and most anyone who had the chance to play music played in honor of Butch Trucks and the Allman Brothers Band. Such was the case for Adrian Tramontano (drums), Chris DeAngelis (bass), Rob Somerville (saxophone) of Kung Fu, and keyboardist Cyrus Madan (Deep Banana Blackout) last night.The BRYAC Funk All Stars came together in Bridgeport, CT last night and played a funky version of “Hot ‘Lanta” in memory of Butch & the Allmans, with special guest Sammy Blanchette (CK3, Hubinger St, Fattie Roots) on guitar. You can watch the performance below, courtesy of YouTube user stublatt:Butch Trucks had an influence on many musicians, and the memories continue to share throughout social media. Adrian Tramontano had this to say about the loss:
University President Fr. John Jenkins dedicated and blessed the new SU Pelletron nuclear particle accelerator Thursday, calling the occasion “a great step for Notre Dame.” The dedication ceremony was held on the first level of the new 4-level space within Nieuwland Science Hall that houses the accelerator. In attendance was physics professor Michael Wiescher, who played a key role in bringing the accelerator to Notre Dame and has worked in the department for 27 years. There are two other accelerators within the facility, but the new one has a “much more intense beam,” Wiescher said. “The accelerator is designed to test conditions at the center of sun, stars and supernova explosions,” he said. The tank that houses the accelerator was installed in Oct. 2011, and the actual accelerator was installed in March. The four-story tall instrument had to be lowered into its new home on the top of Nieuwland Science Hall by helicopter. In total, the accelerator cost about $8 million, $4 million from a National Science Foundation grant. The University paid the remainder for the necessary modifications for Nieuwland to house the new accelerator. The first beam from the accelerator was produced in April 2012, and since then, research has been under way. When asked about the South Bend community’s reaction on the project, Wiescher said concerns should be tempered by the fact the accelerator has a “number of applications.” “This accelerator is widely used for research on cancer treatments, smoke detectors, fire alarms, climate monitoring and is used extensively in archaeology and history,” he said. In addition, the machine can also be used to research nuclear waste. “The particles from the accelerator can help scientists tell how slowly nuclear waste will degrade in a shorter amount of time than traditional methods,” research faculty member Daniel Robertson said. This accelerator is one of five of its kind in the world, and the project is sustainable. When describing the accelerator, Robertson said it is “lower energy but more versatile” than the other accelerators in the laboratory. Furthermore, 20 to 30 universities around the world are involved in the project, sending user groups to campus from countries such as Brazil, Mexico and China. “International groups do experiments here, and we try to encourage international participation,” he said. The instrument has complex machinery that starts with an ion source, which accelerates charged particles and shoots them through a gas. Then there is a nuclear reaction in the gas, which forms new elements and mimics how energy is made within the sun, stars and supernovas. The instrument runs a test that models the change in elemental components of the center of the stars, and then compares the data to observations of the actual center of stars’ make-up.
Press Release, Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced today that additional shipments of testing supplies have been sent to hospitals across Pennsylvania this week. Since March 9, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has distributed supplies to more than 60 hospitals, health care facilities, and county and municipal health departments to help test more than 67,000 patients.“We know we need to ramp up testing capabilities as a means to further mitigate COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “These supplies are critical to that goal. We will continue to distribute these supplies as quickly and efficiently as they become available.”Testing supplies include nasopharyngeal swabs and viral transport media tubes depending on what is requested by facilities. The department sent testing supplies to the following types of entities:42,000 to county and municipal health departments9,640 to laboratories, testing teams, state agencies and medical practices8,542 to hospital and health systems7,070 to long-term care facilities“Pennsylvania recognizes that increased testing capacity is a critical aspect to successfully reopening the state; especially as certain regions move from aggressive mitigation to containment strategies,” Dr. Levine said. “Even though testing capacity has increased significantly, we will continue to provide necessary testing supplies to our partners across the state so even more Pennsylvanians can be tested and treated for COVID-19.”As of 12:00 a.m., May 28, there are 625 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 70,042. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 5,373 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 108 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently.Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, GraphicsDaily COVID-19 ReportPress releases regarding coronavirusLatest information on the coronavirusPhotos of the state’s lab in Exton (for download and use)Coronavirus and preparedness graphics (located at the bottom of the page)Community preparedness and procedures materialsMap with the number of COVID-19 casesAll Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts. May 28, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Distributes Testing Supplies to Hospitals, More Than 67,000 Patients Tested Since March
The UK’s financial markets regulator is seeking feedback on market structure and regulation to assess whether they reinforce short-termism.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a discussion paper on primary capital markets in the UK and how they can most effectively meet the needs of issuers and investors.One focus of the paper is potential barriers to the provision of capital for growth, especially for early-stage science and technology companies. The FCA said it “would be useful” to explore the extent to which current market structures and regulation reinforce a short-term focus in issuers and investors, thereby hindering the provision of “patient capital”.The FCA said that discussions with “pre-IPO” companies indicated a need for technical changes to be made to listing rules, but also “raised the question of whether a more fundamental reassessment might be valuable, focusing particularly on ways in which different forms of primary market structure and regulation might better support scale-up and patient capital, which are particularly crucial for early-stage science and technology companies”. It cited concerns that the UK’s primary equity markets were proving less effective at providing a means for companies to raise capital for further growth and development. The regulator said there have been significant changes in secondary capital markets, such as a shift towards algorithmic trading strategies and the separation of primary from secondary markets. These changes were seen by some as having eroded the effectiveness of the primary markets and having led to a focus on short-term trading rather than long-term investment considerations, the FCA said.Market regulation is seen by some as contributing to such a short-term focus, with “trends in market structure and market regulation […] seen by some to be mutually reinforcing”, it added.However, it also said that these views were not shared by all, and that “some stakeholders point to the Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code and the establishment of the Investor Forum as recent improvements to the effectiveness of primary markets in supporting a more patient approach”.“Nonetheless, we are keen in this DP [Discussion Paper] to explore some of the themes that have emerged in this area,” it added.The FCA also asked for feedback as to whether alternative market structures could support “a more patient, long-term approach”, such as a transitional market to sit between fully private and fully public markets.The regulator asked long-term investors to indicate how they value different aspects of the current public equity market model, such as corporate transparency, investor stewardship, corporate governance requirements, or the ability to trade.The FCA also asked for views on whether there is a role for a UK primary debt multilateral trading facility, to encourage more overseas companies to raise debt finance in the UK.The FCA’s discussion paper can be found here.
Published on October 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Juuso Pasanen lay on the wet grass at SU Soccer Stadium, staring at the blackened sky and into the falling rain. When he limped off the field Tuesday against Hartford, he pulled his jersey over his head. Earlier, he leapt for a header but came down on his side and let out a scream.Late in the game, Ben Polk hobbled around the field after having his feet slide out from under him yet again.“We’re going to have some pretty sore bodies tomorrow,” McIntyre said after a 2-2 tie to Hartford Tuesday.No. 15 Syracuse will limp into its game against North Carolina State (8-3-3, 1-2-3 Atlantic Coast) on Friday, perhaps the most important game it has played this season. Squandering two games against No. 2 North Carolina and No. 4 Clemson has shoved the Orange into an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup that could either vault or plunge SU’s (9-4-2, 2-3-1) seeding for the conference tournament.The Wolfpack trails the Orange in the ACC by just one point with all teams having two conference games left in the regular season. In addition to N.C. State, Louisville and Duke are within one and two points of SU, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Both teams will be looking to win this game to rubberstamp,” McIntyre said of SU’s game against N.C. State as he trailed off, “We need another three points to make the ACC playoffs.”Against UNC, SU allowed two goals in the final 17 minutes after holding a 1-0 lead for over 50 minutes of the game. Despite not getting a goal from midfielder Julian Buescher, McIntrye called Buescher’s performance one of his best this season.Once Tar Heel midfielder Alex Olofson had ripped his shirt off and ran around the field, McIntyre pulled his team together in the postgame huddle, something the team always does. He told his players that they played well, but that it isn’t enough to lose to top teams.“I think we were a little bit unfortunate to come away with nothing tonight,” McIntyre said after SU’s game against UNC.With the ball on Alseth’s foot and 50 seconds on the clock, SU held a tie against Clemson. Tigers forward Kyle Murphy stole the ball from Alseth at midfield, forcing Orange goalie Hendrik Hilpert to run back to the net and get in position. Murphy buried the one-on-one chance.Once the final whistle blew, Alseth peeled the bottom of his jersey and covered his face for a little bit, bending over. The midfielder said he’s made the play many times before. Alseth went to sleep after the game and none of his teammates pointed fingers to blame him for the loss or mentioned the play the next day.The reality is that by blowing both games against North Carolina and Clemson in the last two weeks, SU cost itself at least a win and a tie, a total of four points in the standings. Those four points would tie SU with Notre Dame for fourth in the ACC and a potential shot at a home game in its first ACC tournament matchup this season.SU blew two, one-goal leads against Hartford, injuries piled up — Pasanen and Korab Syla both left the game — and the Orange couldn’t finish it’s chances.“They’ve been wonderful,” McIntyre said of SU, putting the 2-2 tie against Hartford in perspective. “A 7-1-1 nonconference record is a really terrific nonconference.”As good as SU’s nonconference play has been, the Orange will need a bit more to boost itself into postseason play. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+