Flying Lotus Shares Dream-Like New Anderson .Paak Collab, “More” [Listen]

first_imgExperimental electronic/hip-hop producer Flying Lotus has shared the latest single from his forthcoming album. The new track, “More”, prominently features fellow California native Anderson .Paak. The new track is set to be featured on Flying Lotus’ upcoming album, Flamagra, due out on May 24th via Warp.The new collaboration has been eagerly awaited by fans since the album’s sprawling tracklisting was revealed along with its initial announcement. Flamagra will also feature guest spots from George Clinton, David Lynch, Solange, Tierra Whack, Thundercat, Little Dragon, Toro Y Moi, Shabazz Places, and Denzel Curry.Related: Flying Lotus Releases “Spontaneous”, “Takashi” Off Forthcoming ‘Flamagra’ LP [Listen]The cosmic jazz of “More” begins with a roughly minute-long, snare-heavy, .Paak-led intro. From there, it shifts into a more typical hip-hop sound for the remainder of the track. As it goes on, more and more layers of spacey flourishes, synthed-out bass, and dreamy backup vocals are added to the mix. The result is a track that’s equal parts hip-hop, soul, jazz, and R&B, with a splash of Flying Lotus’ trademark surreal sonics. The track also features bass work from Thundercat and backing vocals by Georgia Anne Muldrow.“More” showcases a complimentary mix of Anderson .Paak and Flying Lotus’ respective styles. It wouldn’t have sounded too far out of place on .Paak’s soulful new solo LP, Ventura, yet the otherworldly quality of the beat is classic FlyLo through and through. Give it a spin below:Flying Lotus ft. Anderson .Paak – “More”[Video: Flying Lotus]You can pre-order Flamagra today via Flying Lotus’ website.Flying Lotus – Flamagra – Tracklisting01 Heroes02 Post Requisite03 Heroes in a Half Shell04 More [ft. Anderson .Paak]05 Capillaries06 Burning Down the House [ft. George Clinton]07 Spontaneous [ft. Little Dragon]08 Takashi09 Pilgrim Side Eye10 All Spies11 Yellow Belly [ft. Tierra Whack]12 Black Balloons Reprise [ft. Denzel Curry]13 Fire Is Coming [ft. David Lynch]14 Inside Your Home15 Actually Virtual [ft. Shabazz Palaces]16 Andromeda17 Remind U18 Say Something19 Debbie Is Depressed20 Find Your Own Way Home21 The Climb [ft. Thundercat]22 Pygmy23 9 Carrots [ft. Toro Y Moi]24 FF425 Land Of Honey [ft. Solange]26 Thank U Malcolm27 Hot Oct.View Tracklistinglast_img read more

Radcliffe scholar tracks squirrels in search of memory gains

first_imgLucia Jacobs, a professor in the Psychology Department and the Helen Wills Institute of Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, will spend part of her time as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study exploring squirrel brains. Jacobs is particularly interested in how the animals cache and retrieve their food and what happens in the memory-associated hippocampus during that process.“Hippocampal plasticity is critical for human memory,” she says, “so there could be something interesting to learn there from squirrels.”Q&ALucia JacobsGAZETTE: How did you get interested in studying squirrels?JACOBS: Squirrels have always fascinated me; I especially remember racing every Easter morning to get to the chocolate eggs before the squirrels did. But I became interested scientifically in their foraging behavior when I started graduate school at Princeton. I was interested in behavioral ecology and how animals make foraging decisions, and gray squirrel foraging was particularly complex because of their food-caching decisions. Initially, I was going to compare squirrels that stored food in different spatial patterns — clumped versus scattered — but I ended up focusing only on the gray squirrel, the scatter-hoarding species. The first thing I did was show that squirrels remember where they bury their nuts. That got me interested in memory — the hippocampus and how spatial cognition is adapted to a species’ environment — a question I am still pursuing.GAZETTE: What will your Radcliffe work involve?JACOBS: I am part of a multi-university research initiative that is a collaboration between engineers and biologists to, among other things, look at the problem of spatial cognition in squirrels from a developmental point of view by looking at orphaned baby squirrels. We study human developmental cognition as a way of understanding the adult: Where does language come from? Where does math come from? So, with these baby squirrels we can understand spatial cognition and caching decisions by learning how they develop. In adults, the behavior is rational. They know exactly what they are doing; it’s very precise. The question is how much of that did they come with? We really don’t know. It’s a very complicated thing they have to do when they cache and then retrieve the nuts they’ve hidden.,“There may be simple ways that squirrels are organizing their lives that help them remember that you might be able to translate to a person with Alzheimer’s.” — Lucia Jacobs, pictured above GAZETTE: Some of your work involves economic decisions squirrels make. Can you describe what those are?JACOBS: Squirrels want to minimize their risk-return ratio. There are three risks: you cache the nut and you forget it; you cache it and while you are retrieving it you get eaten by a predator because you are out in the open looking for nuts; or someone else steals it. How do you minimize these things? Our studies show that to minimize the pilfer risk, squirrels are very careful about where they place their caches. They measure the nut and then they carry it a distance that is proportionate to the value of the nut. The better the nut, the more care they take to put it in a safe place, buried really well to minimize the pilfer risk. That’s going to increase their predation risk while they are doing it, and that’s probably going into their calculations. Then you have to remember where it is.Our work has shown that the squirrels organize their caches by nut type. In human memory this is known as chunking. If you are given a random list of 10 things to remember and five are car types and five are kinds of furniture, you will remember them and you will repeat them back as the five cars and the five types of furniture. This is called chunking, and it is one way we increase our memory capacity. Squirrels use spatial chunking. In one study we gave squirrels four different types of nuts and we found statistically they would segregate the nuts by type. Based on everything we know from cognitive science, it’s more of an effort to do it, but it makes their locations easier to remember.GAZETTE: What can this work help you learn about the human brain?JACOBS: Our past work focused on the squirrel hippocampus, which is a key part of the brain we lose in Alzheimer’s. What we’ve found in our research is that part of the hippocampus increases in male squirrels specifically during the caching season in the fall; it’s not new neurons, but it’s showing this seasonal plasticity. Part of the hippocampus in males is the part that we’ve proposed underlies how females code the location of objects. So basically, we speculate that males have to start thinking like females in the fall when they’re hiding all these nuts, which is why their hippocampus changes. Hippocampal plasticity is critical for human memory, so there could be something interesting to learn there from squirrels.The real progress in Alzheimer’s research is being done at the cellular level. But in terms of how to manage the quality of life for a patient, we might learn something from mnemonics that squirrels are using. There may be simple ways that squirrels are organizing their lives that help them remember that you might be able to translate to a person with Alzheimer’s.last_img read more

Drop Dead Perfect Will Return Off-Broadway

first_img Drop Dead Perfect Related Shows View Comments After a madcap run off-Broadway last year, Drop Dead Perfect will return to New York City, once again starring Everett Quinton. Directed by Joe Brancato and written by Erasmus Fenn, the adults-only comedy will play a limited eight-week engagement from August 19 at Theatre at St. Clements. Opening night is scheduled for August 23.Drop Dead Perfect follows Idris Seabright (Quinton), a wealthy, eccentric mistress of a Key West cottage who runs her estate with a zany flair. When her beloved ward Vivien decides to abandon the Florida Keys to pursue art in Greenwich Village and Idris’ lawyer becomes alarmingly interested in her investments, Idris’ life begins its outrageous downward spiral. After she receives a visit from a mysterious stranger bearing an undeniable resemblance to her long-lost love, she becomes unhinged and her life erupts into over-the-top comic mayhem.The cast will also include Jason Cruz, Jason Edward Cook and Timothy C. Goodwin.Drop Dead Perfect will feature choreography by Lorna Ventura, sets by James J. Fenton, lighting by Ed McCarthy, costumes by Charlotte Palmer-Lane and sound by William Neal. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 11, 2015last_img read more

Southold, Nesconset Drownings Leave 2 Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man and woman, both in their 70s, were found dead of separate apparent drownings in backyard swimming pools two days apart on eastern Long Island over the weekend, authorities said.Southold Town Police said 78-year-old Rev. Gerald Langelier, a Queens Catholic priest, was found dead at the bottom of the pool at his home on Maple Avenue in Southold at 5 p.m. Friday.He was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Then at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Suffolk County police said 70-year-old Barbara Bruce was found floating in an in-ground pool in the backyard of a house on Saggese Circle in Nesconset.Bruce, of upstate Hopewell Junction, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.The case is the tenth apparent drowning on LI this year and follows three such incidents in one week earlier this month. A man also drowned in an East Meadow pool last week.Those cases were preceded by a man who drowned in a Southampton pool in late June, a woman being found dead in the pool outside her Syosset home days later and a brother and sister ages 5 and 7 who drowned in a Central Islip pool in April.last_img read more

Chenango Valley Middle School students journal their lives during COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgNotes, drawings, and videos are just a few of the mediums students are using to document their lives. “I leave it pretty open. Everybody expresses themselves differently. Some people like data and writing, other people are more artistic, and other people do a mishmash of things,” said Vesci. Carrie Vesci says this is a chance for students to learn a little more about themselves. “Really sad and bored a lot. I’m glad I get to write in it because when I’m older, I can look at this and remember what everybody did for us,” said Vesci’s daughter and student, Lauren Vesci. (WBNG) — Social studies teacher Carrie Vesci wanted to challenge her students outside the classroom. The assignment has students tracking their lives through the pandemic, all for the history books. “I’ve been just hanging out with my family, playing games with my friends, and doing school work. It’s not that bad, I thought it was going to be worse than it was,” said Angelo Rogers, a student in Vesci’s class. “If you take a minute to slow down and you’re forced to stay within a tight unit of people, whether it’s your family or whoever you’re with, it brings out different sides of you and forces you to be strong when you didn’t know you could be strong,” said Vesci. “I kind of miss school. It’s harder to get school work done because you don’t have the teacher first-hand right there,” said Zach Blaise, a fellow student. All students can agree however, they are ready to get back in a routine. Some say staying at home has been isolating. After the pandemic passes, students are encouraged to keep their journals to reflect on later in life.last_img read more

Niharika Singh will be ONE boss’ eyes and ears on upcoming ‘The Apprentice: One Championship Edition’

first_imgONE Championship executive Niharika Singh will advise ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong on the company’s upcoming production The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, which is slated for release in the fourth quarter this year.Singh, who is a ONE Championship VP and head of product, was considered the best fit for the position as she has spent countless hours inside the boardroom with Sityodtong. Singh has observed the billionaire closely as he has made tough business decisions on a daily basis. “As Sityodtong’s advisor, I will be his eyes and ears, even behind the scenes,” said Singh. “So, you can expect me to be constantly observing and assessing the candidates. I will be present when Sityodtong delivers the tasks, will acutely observe candidates during the tasks and will play a part in the final decisions made in the boardroom.”“I have worked extensively with Sityodtong, so I know how he works, how his mind works and what he looks for when he is hiring,” said Singh, as quoted from a statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Singh started her professional career as consultant at McKinsey & Company then moved to Treebo Hotels, an early stage startup in India, before eventually relocating to Singapore.“I will be following and observing the candidates throughout the tasks and will be relaying my feedback to Sityodtong. As an advisor to him, I will be candid in my feedback and will strongly and publicly air my opinions. In short, if any candidate wants to get to Sityodtong, he or she will need to get through me first.”The Apprentice is a product of ONE Championship’s production arm, ONE Studios, and, under license from MGM Television, the popular reality television show will run on both streaming and linear platforms across the Pan Asian region. It will also air on major television networks and digital channels in more than 150 countries worldwide.Topics :last_img read more

GustoMSC Introduces Offshore Wind Jack-Up for U.S. Market

first_imgGustoMSC has revealed a new Jones Act-compliant jack-up vessel design for the installation of wind turbines and foundations in the U.S. The SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up is capable of handling the latest generation of 8 to 9.5 MW turbines and foundations. In the case of foundations exceeding the capabilities of this crane, the unit can serve as a Jones Act-compliant feeder solution to a larger foreign vessel, GustoMSC explained.The design comprises an 882 sht (800 mt) pedestal crane, fitted with a boom of approx. 328 ft (100 m), and the company’s hydraulic “Pin in Hole” jacking system enabling large number of jacking moves required for offshore wind turbine installation.Furthermore, the SEA-3250-LT utilises a lightweight hull construction in order to maximise variable load capacity. The vessel can carry one to two of the largest turbines while under way to the installation site, Gusto MSC said.The company also pointed out that the jack-up can be upgraded with a full accommodation block and its own propulsion, and that it can be built at a competitive price.The SEA-3250-LT is a dedicated low CAPEX wind turbine installation solution for the emerging US offshore wind market. It’s a rationalized jack-up design, peeled down to the essence of safe and efficient wind installation. Additional features, such as large accommodation and own propulsion that increase construction costs, weight and construction time, have been omitted.The relatively simple and straightforward design can be adopted by multiple US ship yards without big risks, and can therefore be built Jones Act compliant at a competitive price. This non-propelled design meets the required technical capabilities for wind turbine installation in the US for a minimum investment, thus reducing investment risk in this developing market.GustoMSC stated that the vessel is designed to operate in the typical environmental conditions of the U.S. North-East coast and in water depths of up to 148 ft (45 m).last_img read more

Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

first_imgThe Daily Beast 9 September 2014Should we really care if more than two consenting adults want to marry each other, or if polygamy advocates see the LGBT movement as an inspiration?A few years ago, when I was rushing my daughter to pre-school one morning, a similarly tardy and exasperated-looking mom passed us on the stairs. My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, “I have two moms.” The exasperated mom picked up her hunched shoulders to turn to Willa and, after a sigh, say, “You don’t know how lucky you are.”This has happened to us a lot. On more occasions than I can count, overwhelmed straight parents have proclaimed how much they wish their family had two moms and, thus, extra help. This conversation often bleeds easily into a “the more the merrier” logic followed by some joke about polygamy. Like, “I’d sleep with 10 wives and husbands as long as it meant I could actually sleep in once in a while!”And if most parents are being honest, the idea of more hands on deck is mighty appealing, even if we may not understand the emotional arrangements of open marriages and might legitimately be skeptical about the gender imbalances often found in polygamy.Back in the early days of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement’s push for marriage equality, this slippery slope to polygamy was pragmatically taboo. After all, arguments about gay marriage leading to polygamy were lobbed almost entirely with the purpose of derailing the gay rights agenda. And there was also something inherently offensive about making the connection, along the same lines of suggesting that gay marriage would lead to people marrying goats. Never mind the fact that opposite-sex goat-human marriage had been looming as a dangerous temptation all along…Still, people often mention polygamy and gay marriage in the same sentence (not to mention the same essay). Recently—in, surprise, Utah—a judge struck down a part of that state’s anti-polygamy law.…. If couples want to bring cheating out of the deceitful shadows and instead incorporate it openly into their relationship—plus have more hands on deck for kids and more earners in the household in a tough economy—who are we to judge?Seriously, I’m a bit too traditional and jealous for that sort of thing, but I’m also too traditional to wear jeggings outside the house. Still, you (mostly) don’t see me judging anyone else for doing so.In 2013 when the United States Supreme Court ruled in favour of marriage equality for same-sex couples, pro-polygamy groups heralded the ruling as a step away from the conventional one-man one-woman definition of marriage and, thus, as opening the door to polygamy. I get that, and to an extent pro-polygamy activists may be trying to latch their still-widely unpopular cause onto the increasingly victorious rainbow bandwagon.But while it’s mildly understandable that some see these conversations as conceptually linked—“If we’re changing the marriage laws to include gay couples, how else might we change them?”—polygamy doesn’t inherently flow from gay marriage. If anything, what polygamy does flow from is a general opening up of options.We increasingly allow Americans to define their own families for themselves while removing coercive public policy and judgmental social norms. And this idea, which is at the heart of everything from increasing access to birth control to the striking down anti-miscegenation laws to so much more, is exactly what conservative religious extremists have always opposed.Sally Kohn is a lesbian, progressive activist and writer.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/12/is-polygamy-the-next-gay-marriage.html?via=mobile&source=emaillast_img read more

Greensburg Man Arrested On Drug Charges

first_imgIsrael Aguirre of Greensburg is facing felony drug charges after his arrest in Wayne County.Kicks 96 in Richmond is reporting this afternoon that a Greensburg man was arrested after police say they found a large quantity of marijuana.20-year-old Israel Aguirre, of Greensburg, and Joe Caudillo, of Haleyville, Alabama, were stopped on U.S. 27 near Endsley Road in Wayne County on Friday night.Authorities say they found 20 briefcase-sized packages of marijuana. Investigators are trying to figure out if the men have a connection to the region or were just passing through.Aquirre remains behind bars and has been charged Dealing in Marijuana (Class C Felony).last_img read more

George Floyd death: FIFA tells FAs to use ‘common sense’ over player protests

first_img Loading… Jadon Sancho was shown a yellow card for removing his shirt to reveal a “Justice for George Floyd” message after scoring for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. Team-mate Achraf Hakimi revealed the same message in the game. On the same day, Marcus Thuram took a knee after scoring for Borussia Monchengladbach, while on Saturday, Schalke’s Weston McKennie wore an armband with the words “Justice for George”. DFB vice president Rainer Koch said: “As is the case internationally, the game itself should remain free of political statements or messages of any kind.” read also:FIFA,WHO,football stakeholders draft medical considerations Mass protests have continued to take place in America since Floyd’s death, prompting President Donald Trump to threaten to use the army to restore order. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 FIFA has urged competition organisers to use “common sense” when considering whether to punish players for protesting against the death of George Floyd during matches.center_img The German FA (DFB) says it is considering sanctions against players after several demonstrated this weekend. The players made the gestures after Floyd, who was black, died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck, despite Floyd warning he could not breathe. FIFA told the Associated Press: “FIFA fully understands the depth of sentiment and concerns expressed by many footballers in light of the tragic circumstances of the George Floyd case. “The application of the laws of the game… is left for the competitions’ organisers, which should use common sense and have in consideration the context surrounding the events.”Advertisementlast_img read more