Watch Twiddle’s Ryan Dempsey Surprise Guest With Holly Bowling For Mesmerizing ‘Harry Hood’

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Watch Twiddle’s Ryan Dempsey Surprise Guest With Holly Bowling For Mesmerizing ‘Harry Hood’

first_imgLast night, Twiddle made their debut at The Capitol Theatre for a sold-out show with TAUK, and special guest Matisyahu. The pre-party was spent at Garcia’s, while the one-and-only jamband concert pianist Holly Bowling displayed her impeccable talents. Riveting as ever, she performed a perfectly pleasing balance of Phish and Grateful Dead tunes.Twiddle Debuts New Song, Welcomes Matisyahu For Sold-Out Capitol Theatre Show [Videos/Review]The set closed with a surprise special guest appearance from Twiddle’s own Ryan Dempsey. The two had a blast tackling “Harry Hood” together in their show-stopping performance. With Bowling holding down the melodies, Dempsey took lead in a tastefully beautiful Hood jam. Watch how it all went down:Holly Bowling @ Garcia’s 5/7/16 Setlist:My Friend, My Friend, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Theme from the Bottom > Randall’s Chalkdust Jam > Theme from the Bottom > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, It’s Ice, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > Terrapin Station Suite, Taste, Harry Hood** w/ Ryan Dempsey from Twiddlelast_img read more

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New faculty: Martin Surbeck

first_img How violence pointed to virtue A cost of culture Related Growing up, Martin Surbeck knew he wanted a career that involved working with animals, but didn’t imagine he’d go to the African rainforest to do it.During college he conducted research on social insects and birds, but at graduation he got an unusual offer: to establish a bonobo research site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and habituate the animals to the presence of researchers. And that set him on the path to his current career.“These animals are fascinating to watch, and they’re interesting because we don’t know that much about them,” Surbeck said. “So I spent a year in the Congo, habituating bonobos to humans.”Surbeck, who joined the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology as an assistant professor earlier this year, said his work has helped to fill in the blanks about the animals.Often seen as less aggressive and more sexually active than chimps, bonobos are sometimes called the “hippie apes” — a name Surbeck says obscures many of the most interesting aspects of their society.“Unlike in chimps, bonobo males hardly ever cooperate with each other,” he said. “But what we do see is females supporting each other very frequently. And that’s noteworthy because females don’t have their sisters there, so it’s mainly cooperation between unrelated individuals.”In a study published in November in Hormones and Behavior, Surbeck and colleagues suggest that while same-sex encounters have been observed in bonobo males, they are far more common in females, and could serve as a way to cement those cooperative bonds.,“The females have this specific behavior where they rub their genitals against each other,” he said. “It occurs rather frequently, and it seems to be in situations of high tension — when there is potential conflict you see it happening.”Following those encounters, Surbeck said, the team found increased levels of oxytocin in females. Similar increases were not seen following sexual encounters with males.“Oxytocin is often associate with helping each other,” he said. “We know chimp males, when they go on patrols and attack other groups, they show high oxytocin levels, so it’s not just about sex; it appears to be about holding the group together.”,Surbeck, however, warned against drawing direct lines between same-sex behavior in bonobos and in humans.“This is a behavior which seems to have, in this species, a function in reinforcing cooperation,” he said. “One of the main things they cooperate in is to help each other in these coalitions to kick males out of the feeding trees.”While there are still outstanding questions regarding the social structures among members of bonobo groups, Surbeck said there is evidence suggesting females are often the dominant or co-dominant individual in a group.“There is an idea that maybe these female coalitions are a way for females to attain these high ranks,” he said. “They don’t help each other raise their young; they don’t seem to hunt together; they don’t defend the home range, but maybe as back-up it’s one thing that contributes to their high standing.”,There are still many questions left to answer about bonobos, but Surbeck said what keeps him coming back to the jungle year after year are those unique moments he spends with one of humankind’s closest cousins.“It’s a very simple thing,” he said. “We follow three habituated bonobo communities on a daily basis … so we get up at about 4 a.m. and walk to the nest sites, which change every day, and walk with them. There are times when they go up in a tree, and you might not see anything for 90 minutes.“But sometimes you walk with them alone along a path, and that is just beautiful,” he continued. “More emotionally than scientifically, those are the moments that are super-rewarding.” Primatologist Wrangham’s new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil center_img Written in the bones Study shows how association, learning can lead to exposure to disease Doctoral students describe projects at the cutting edge of evolutionary inquirylast_img read more

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Chinese tourists welcome to extend their stays: Bali deputy governor

first_img“Our immigration will be more flexible toward Chinese tourists who overstay their visits,” said the deputy governor.Moreover, Tjokorda said he would do his best to prevent discrimination against Chinese tourists, in light of the coronavirus.“By installing thermal scanners in the airport, as well as other methods, we hope the public will stop worrying about the virus, which could lead to discrimination against Chinese tourists in hotels or other places in Bali,” he said. Bali has prepared anticipatory measures against the spread of the coronavirus by implementing a monitoring system, which has been used since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in the early 2000s. The Bali administration has allowed Chinese tourists in the island to extend their visas despite the government’s travel restrictions to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said he welcomed Chinese tourists with open arms if they felt safer in Indonesia.The Chinese tourists in Bali did not have to return to their country because of the temporary restrictions, he added. “We believe that the government will be able to handle the coronavirus case properly so that the relationship between Indonesia and China, especially in the tourism sector, will be able to return to its previous state,” Tjokorda said as quoted by Antara, adding that the province, also known as the Island of the Gods, would hold mass prayers at Pura Batur temple in Bangli, hoping for an end to the outbreak.Meanwhile, Chinese Consul General in Denpasar Gou Haodong said he felt touched by the Bali administration and the public’s friendly attitude toward Chinese residents in light of the coronavirus outbreak. He also appreciated the Indonesian government’s efforts to protect the country. “We hope for everyone’s support if the Chinese government picks up the Chinese tourists to return to the country,” Haodong said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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NBA issues statement of regret after Rockets owner’s anti-China tweet

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 22:13 IST NBA Issues Statement Of Regret After Rockets Owner’s Anti-China Tweet NBA said that it regretted any offence caused by Houston Rockets owner Daryl Morey’s tweet. He had tweeted in support of the pro-democracy protestors in China. COMMENT The NBA released a statement after Houston Rockets owner Daryl Morey set a storm in China by posting an image on Twitter that read, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” READ | Hong Kong Protests: People March Against Government’s Ban On Masks’Statement by Morey is regretable’The NBA statement read “We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable. While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them. We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope that sports and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.”READ | Hong Kong Police Shoots A Teen Protester For Rioting And AssaultingDaryl Morey later deleted his tweet, but the story did not die down. The Chinese Basketball Association said that it would suspend all ties with the Texas-based team. The Chinese consulate in Houston also released a statement, which said ” We expressed shock and strong dissatisfaction with the fact that Rockets general manager Morey made a false statement about Hong Kong. He has already made solemn representations to the Rockets asking the team to clarify, correct the mistakes immediately, and take practical measures to eliminate the bad effects.” The statement took a more political turn later, “At present, the fight against violence and the restoration of the order are the broadest consensuses and the strongest appeal of all sectors of society in Hong Kong. Anyone with a conscience should support the efforts of the Hong Kong SAR Government to maintain social stability in Hong Kong.”READ | Hong Kong: Teen Protester Shot By Police Will Face Criminal ChargesSevere backlash through multiple channelsMorey’s tweet referred to the protests that have been going on for months where protestors are asking for rights to gain independence. Over time, the subject of these protests has broadened. The NBA and the Rockets have already faced results of the backlash. The merchandise of the Rockets is no longer visible on the Chinese platform Taobao. Another Chinese sporting goods brand said that it was suspending all ties with the team because of the statements by the Morey. Streaming and news partners have stopped covering the team as well. READ | How Cutting-Edge Technology Helps Basketball Players Shoot Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th October, 2019 22:13 IST Devarshi mankad LIVE TVlast_img read more

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President Trump Abruptly Escorted From Briefing After Shooting Near White House

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.”“There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement and that he believed the individual who was shot was armed. “It was the suspect who was shot,” Trump said.Trump said he was escorted to the Oval Office by the agent. The White House was placed on lockdown following the incident.The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. after a 51-year-old man approached a uniformed Secret Service officer near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House and told the officer he had a weapon, Tom Sullivan, chief of the Secret Service Uniformed Division, said Monday night.The man then turned around and “ran aggressively toward the officer, and in a drawing motion, removed an object from his clothing,” Sullivan said. The suspect then “crouched into a shooter’s stance, as if about to fire a weapon” before the officer shot the man once in the torso, he said.Sullivan would not answer any questions at a late-night news conference near the scene and did not say whether the suspect was armed.Both the suspect and the officer were taken to the hospital. The District of Columbia fire department said the suspect suffered serious or possibly critical injuries. Sullivan released no information about the officer.Law enforcement officials were still trying to determine the suspect’s motive and authorities were investigating whether he has a history of mental illness. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.“At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger,” Sullivan said. The shooting has prompted an internal review by the Secret Service and is also being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department, a standard protocol.Trump praised the work of Secret Service personnel for their work in keeping him safe. Asked if he was shaken by the incident, Trump asked reporters: “I don’t know. Do I seem rattled?”https://youtu.be/WUU92Rft8AIlast_img read more

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