Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Recruits Worldwide Deadheads For ‘Playin In The Band’ Video

first_imgGrateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart recruited Deadheads all around the world to join him for a special video montage celebrating all things Grateful. The clip, as seen below, features Mickey Hart, footage from old Dead shows, and clips of Deadheads jamming along to the classic tune, “Playin In The Band”. Even Sammy Hagar makes an appearance.Check it out below:As Hart says, “Without the fans there would be no us.”last_img

Project 24.2 Review: Pearl Izumi’s Transfer Short- and Long-Sleeve baselayers

first_imgIn a few wearings the Transfer Short Sleeve baselayer became a favorite of mine- under a long-sleeve jersey for rides from 40-50 degrees, mated with a short sleeve jersey and arm warmers for variable days, and on its own for hikes.  The flat seams and raglan sleeves don’t make themselves known under a pack and moisture transfer is good- though like most materials the Minerale™ fabric can feel a bit clammy if a big bag or waterproof jacket mean that moisture doesn’t have anywhere to go.  The dense knit does a better job than looser fabrics at keeping wind at bay too- which should make the Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer a spring favorite.Unfortunately, the Short Sleeve’s close fit got distorted a bit during the sleeves’ extension, resulting in one of the odder long sleeve baselayers that I’ve ridden.  The body fits similarly to the Short Sleeve- a good thing.  The sleeves, however, are oddly puffy– something that’s especially noticeable when worn under a close-fitting jersey.  Though the fabric had me really wanting to pull the long sleeve Pearl Izumi on for 50-degree road rides or mountain biking in the 40s, the sleeves are just too goofy.  Worn alone or over other layers, the Long Sleeve makes for a decent hiking or baggy mountain biking piece (black is also available)- but for that the zip-neck version would be better still.At $55 and $60 and occupying Pearl Izumi’s top tier, the Transfer baselayers should leave nothing to be desired.  The Short Sleeve works very well and has been in constant use since its arrival last November.  The Transfer Minerale™ fabric seems like it would be very well suited to a long sleeve, but the Long Sleeve Baselayer’s cut needs more work before it can live up to its See all of our Project 24.2 reviews here!Part of Pearl Izumi’s top-tier P.R.O. series of clothing, the Transfer Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve baselayers are the company’s current state of the baselayer art.  Built of the company’s midweight Transfer fabric, the baselayers feature Cocona’s Minerale™ technology.  Minerale™ is claimed to provide “optimal moisture transfer, dry time, and odor absorbance” derived, no joke, from volcanic minerals.  That’s some pretty heady stuff.  Magic fabric and a close-to-body fit should make the Transfer baselayers sublime in use- are they?last_img read more

Casio America Announces LampFree Projectors Have Obtained Sustainability Seal

first_imgCasio America announced its LampFree projectors are the first in the world to have obtained the new sustainability seal in their product line.The TCO Certified, generation 8 seal certifies IT products with sustainability, accountability and transparency throughout their entire life cycle. From the production of raw materials to the production conditions and the long service life to disposal, Casio projectors are sustainable. This certifies the renewed distinction with the TCO Certified seal after passing the very demanding test criteria. The internationally recognized certificate for sustainable IT is reviewed every three years. The new version, generation 8 of the seal, was published in 2019. For the first time, it considers whether companies have a management system in place for preventing and responding to corruption. Energy efficiency in the manufacturing phase is also incorporated into the certificate for the first time. Other test criteria have been reviewed in the new version of the TCO Certified seal – for example, evidence that the minerals used are from socially responsible sources.Casio was the world’s first company to use a laser and LED hybrid light source in its projectors instead of more costly lamps containing mercury, which allows a particularly long service life of up to 20,000 hours.An environmental management system according to the ISO 14001 standard at all Casio production sites also ensures that the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly and socially responsible. With its projectors, Casio primarily focuses on educational institutions. In addition to their long service life, the devices also have several educational solutions that are specially developed features for use in schools.Casio’s full portfolio of LampFree Projectors are here.last_img read more

Studying for a big exam? Use flash cards, not highlighters

first_imgMilwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: Students studying for big exams may want to put down their neon highlighters and make some flash cards instead.Some of the most popular study strategies — such as highlighting and rereading — don’t show much promise for improving student learning, according to a new report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.While 10 learning techniques commonly used by students and researched in the report vary widely in effectiveness, two strategies — practice testing and distributed practice — made the grade, receiving the highest overall rating.Practice testing involves using flash cards or answering questions at the end of a textbook chapter. Distributed practice is the opposite of last-minute cramming, spreading out studying over time and quizzing yourself on material long before the big test.Read the whole story: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinellast_img read more

Guys Prefer Electric Shocks to Boredom

first_imgScientific American:How often have you longed to have time to just sit quietly and think? Well, be careful what you wish for. Because a study shows that many people find such interludes incredibly unpleasant. So uncomfortable, in fact, that they would rather zap themselves with electricity than be left alone with their thoughts. The shocking results appear in the journal Science. [Timothy D. Wilson et al, Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind]In the experiment, participants were asked to sit alone in a room for up to 15 minutes…with no cell phone, no reading material, no music—so, nothing to entertain them, save their own rambling thoughts. Afterward, most subjects reported that they found it difficult to concentrate and that they did not enjoy the experience. Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Five more South Korean MERS cases lift total to 35

first_imgHealth officials in South Korea today reported five new MERS-CoV cases, pushing the total in the country’s quickly growing hospital cluster to 35, according to translations of an official report.Two healthcare workers are among the five new cases, according to a government statement translated and analyzed by Avian Flu Diary and FluTrackers, two online infectious disease news sources.According to the report, three of the new cases appear to be secondary ones linked to the index patient, a man whose MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection was detected after he returned from travel to a handful of Middle East countries. One of the health workers appears to be among the secondary infections.Two of the cases—one involving medical staff—are classified as tertiary infections, which would lift the number of such third-generation transmissions to five.South Korea’s health ministry now has 1,312 people in quarantine, up from 682 2 days ago, Yonhap News Service reported today.So far no MERS-CoV illnesses have been announced in Hong Kong or China linked to a South Korean businessman who traveled to the two areas while sick and is now in isolation and treatment at a Guangdong province hospital.WHO: Pattern resembles Saudi clustersThe World Health Organization (WHO) today said it is working closely with health authorities in South Korea and China to curb the outbreak and to better understand how the disease transmits.The agency also said it is in contact with health authorities in the Middle Eastern countries that South Korea’s index patient had recently traveled to determine how the man was exposed to the virus. Those countries are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.The WHO added that all known transmission of the virus in South Korea occurred before adequate infection prevention and control measures were in place and that the pattern of MERS-CoV spread resembles that seen in earlier hospital clusters in the Middle East. The agency added, though, that further investigations are under way to better gauge the risks in the Korean outbreak, and virus samples from sick patients in South Korea and China are being sequenced to assess for any genetic changes. It did not specify where sequencing was happening.Little is known about how MERS-CoV transmits among humans, and when human-to-human transmission has been seen, it has mostly occurred in healthcare settings where suboptimal infection control conditions can trigger large numbers of secondary cases, similar to what occurred in Saudi Arabia in the spring of 2014, the WHO said.More South Korean MERS cases are expected in people who had contact with the first cases before health officials implemented control measures, the WHO warned. Because it isn’t always possible to identify MERS-CoV infections early, the agency advised health facilities to have standard infection prevention and control practices in place in general to guard against a range of infectious diseases.The WHO said droplet precautions, including eye protection, should be used for caring for any patient with an acute respiratory infection. Healthcare workers in all countries should remain on high alert for potential MERS-CoV infection, the group said, especially in travelers or migrant workers returning from the Middle East.Outbreak response takes shapeSouth Korea’s government, following an emergency meeting yesterday, created a special task force of medical experts to guide its response to the outbreak, the Korea Herald reported today. It added that the task force has designated specialized facilities across the country’s regions for isolating and managing MERS cases.So far 280 schools and kindergartens have closed or will suspend classes in four regions affected by the disease: Seoul, as well as Gyeongii, South Chungcheong, and North Chungcheong provinces. The country’s health ministry, however, called the closures unnecessary, given that MERS-CoV infections in children have been rare, and no illnesses have been detected in students.South Korean authorities are still refusing to name affected health facilities, but it said 14 have received a confirmed patient at least once during the outbreak, the Herald reported. Eleven are hospitals and three are small clinics.In related developments, the WHO’s Western Pacific Region office today said it has set up an event management team to provide information and epidemiology support, technical expertise, and risk communications.Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Company and its Kia affiliate have asked employees to avoid traveling to the Middle East, due to concerns about MERS-CoV exposure, Arabian Business, a news source based in Dubai, reported today, citing a company spokesperson’s comment to Reuters.The WHO in its risk assessment today said it does not advise any travel or trade restrictions or recommend any special screening procedures at entry points.See also:Jun 3 Avian Flu Diary postFluTrackers South Korean MERS case listJun 3 Yonhap News storyJun 3 WHO risk assessmentJun 3 Herald reportJun 3 WHO Western Pacific Region office statementJun 3 Arabian Business storylast_img read more

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WeSubsea Names New Managing Director for UK

first_imgWeSubsea, the global ROV and diver dredging company, has appointed Jason Wilson as the new UK managing director.With more than ten years’ experience in the dredging and well abandonment field, Jason is bringing a vast wealth of knowledge to the company, reported WeSubsea in a release.Jason will take on the operational and strategic responsibility for the development and growth of the business in UK. He will also be a part of the global development of WeSubsea together with their Norway branch and WeSubsea partners globally.“I am delighted to welcome Jason to the team. Jason’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the development of the company,” said CEO Rune Svendsen.With the constant development of equipment and services, WeSubsea continues to lead the way in dredging and subsea tooling technology.last_img read more

Iv-Oil & Gas Working on Borkum Riffgrund 2 OSS

first_imgHSM Offshore has awarded Iv-Oil & Gas the engineering and procurement of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation.Iv-Oil & Gas is handling the detailed engineering and procurement of the utility systems for the topside, while Iv-Consult is producing the shop drawings for both jacket and topside.The platform, which consists of a 2,500-tonne topside and a 1,700-tonne jacket, will be installed in the south-eastern part of the North Sea, approximately 38 kilometres off the German island of Borkum.The offshore substation is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.Once operational, the platform will collect and transform the energy generated by the 450MW offshore wind farm. The high voltage current will then be exported to the DolWin alpha HVDC Converter Platform via 30-kilometre long export cables.On 27 February, HSM Offshore signed another deal for the substation. Namely, it appointed Heinen & Hopman to fabricate and install the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation.Last year, DONG Energy, the wind farm developer, awarded a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors for the transport and installation of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation.last_img read more