Temperature variability beneath Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, from thermistor cables

first_imgThermistor cables have been deployed at two sites beneath Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica. One site is to the east of a submarine ridge that delineates the eastern boundary of the Ronne Depression, and the other is 100 km to the north, above the eastern slope of the depression. Long records from the cables (up to 22 months) indicate a large difference in the temperature variability at the two sites, being an order of magnitude greater in the Ronne Depression (site 2). Although the records appear otherwise similar, there is no significant correlation between them. The high variability in the site 2 record has allowed the construction of a simple descriptive model of the local oceanographic regime. Winter freezing in the open water north of the ice front generates Western Shelf Water (WSW), a type of High Salinity Shelf Water, which travels southwest beneath the ice shelf, appearing at site 2 as a slope-trapped current at the bottom of the water column. Baroclinic instability in the flow manifests itself in the site 2 temperature record as oscillations on time scales of 5 to 15 days. The disturbances cause a periodic east-west advection of water masses across the Ronne Depression. Site 2 is on the eastern slope of the depression, where the wave-induced eastward motion forces Ice Shelf Water to rise, resulting in periodic ice-platelet formation in the water column, as surmised from conductivity-temperature-depth measurements at the site. The depth of the WSW layer decreases by 40 to 60 m during a 100-day period, starting some 4 months after the beginning of the summer. Assuming an absence of significant WSW production during the summer, the 4-month delay implies a minimum average speed of WSW flow of about 0.02 m s−1. The WSW flux into the Ronne Depression is estimated at 3 × 105 m3s−1.last_img read more

News story: Future Cities mission to China: applications now open

first_imgApplications are now open for UK businesses to join Innovate UK’s Future Cities delegation to China.The mission – taking place from 26 to 30 November 2018 – is a valuable opportunity to build new smart city business collaborations overseas.Why China?China’s Greater Bay Area offers a wealth of opportunity for UK businesses working in smart cities infrastructure and design.This cluster of 11 cities across the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau province is Asia’s most dynamic region. It is currently developing into a global hub for technology and innovation and has aspirations to become an economic centre that will rival Tokyo, San Francisco and New York.Benefits of taking partBy attending, you’ll learn about market opportunities and business culture. You’ll develop a tailored pitch and then travel to China to meet prospective partners, investors and customers.You’ll also have the chance to visit pioneering future cities projects in China’s Greater Bay Area, centred around Shenzen. The city is a centre of technology for internet start-ups, including Tencent and Huawei.Depending on the make-up of the businesses on the trip, there may also be visits to other cities such as Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Wuhan and Hefei.What to expect from Future CitiesFuture Cities missions are designed to offer UK urban innovators a unique opportunity to enter overseas markets.Preparation and planning is critical to success. Chosen mission participants will all receive expert advice and support before travelling to ensure that they are prepared to explore new markets, including 1-2-1 coaching.The mission week will include pitching to local stakeholders, networking and the chance to meet other Chinese and UK-registered companies operating in China. You will also be able to get advice from the Department for International Trade (DIT) on exporting globally.Previous missions have taken delegations to Australia, India, Malaysia and Singapore.Who should attendThe mission is open to established UK-registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and urban innovators looking for Chinese customers, partners or investment.Businesses should focus on the following areas: smart mobility, including CO2 emissions, efficiency in transport systems, multi-modal transport and connectivity, and the user experience affordable healthcare for an ageing population, using big data to offer patient-centred solutions, integrate healthcare platforms, and deliver high-performance computing services and cloud platforms for health management sustainable urban environments, using smart platforms to monitor and forecast industrial and domestic pollution, energy efficiency and optimisation, brownfield management and urban waste urban planning and technology infrastructure, including internet of things, systems integration, data analytics and smart grid applications are now open, and the deadline to apply is 17 August 2018 up to 15 businesses will be able take part successful applicants will be notified by 28 August 2018 successful businesses will need to pay a non-refundable commitment fee of £250 plus VAT, travel and event costs Mission informationcenter_img Innovate UK’s mission partners are DIT, the China-British Business Council, the Future Cities Catapult and 100%Open. Find out more and apply for the Future Cities mission to China.last_img read more

Members Of TAB, Lettuce, Turkuaz & More Announce ‘James Brown Vs. Prince’ Show

first_imgAn all-star cast of musicians are bringing their James Brown Dance Party to Brooklyn with a Purple twist! The esteemed James Brown tribute will also honor Prince with a “James Brown vs. Prince” performance at The Hall At MP on June 22nd. Stacked with a lineup that features members from Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Turkuaz, Rubblebucket, Kung Fu and more, this looks to be a great night of music.The lineup includes vocalist Elise Testone, of American Idol and jam scene fame, Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket), Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu), Josh Thomas (Navasha Daya), Adam Chase (Jazz Is PHSH) and Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers). With that many great musicians on one stage, the energy is sure to be electric.In addition, Philly-based funk band Swift Technique will be on hand to provide their own tribute to Prince, Polyvamp will open the show, and DJ Cochon de Lait will be spinning tunes between sets. Funky music lovers will be grooving from open to close with this great performance!Tickets for the show are available here; don’t miss out! They’re only $15 until this Friday, so act fast.Show InfoJames Brown Dance Party performs “James Brown vs. Prince” tribute!June 22nd // Doors @ 7PM // Show @ 8PMTickets here!Support from Swift Technique Presents A Funky Tribute To Prince, Polyvamp, DJ Cochon de LaitJames Brown Dance Party features:Elise Testone (American Idol)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz)Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket)Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu)Josh Thomas (Navasha Daya)Adam Chase (Jazz Is PHSH)Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)last_img read more

Summer Camp Adds Ben Harper, STS9, Chromeo, Oteil & Friends, More To 2019 Lineup

first_imgSummer Camp Music Festival has become a beloved staple of the summer festival circuit. Taking place at the end of May over Memorial Day weekend, each year, the festival taps one of the strongest lineups of the summer. In 2019, the festival will return to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, across May 24th through 26th. Today, the festival has announced the second round of artists for the 2019 lineup.The new additions  to the 2019 SCAMP lineup include Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, STS9, Chromeo (Live), Oteil and Friends, Lotus, The Soul Rebels, TAUK, Yonder Mountain String Band, Everyone Orchestra, EOTO, Break Science, Mungion, Southern Avenue, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Neal Francis, Nobide, and many more.Related: Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Upward” Music Video With Summer Camp Live FootageAs previously announced, festival hosts moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, who will both perform all three days of the long weekend, will also be joined by ZEDS DEAD, Big Gigantic, Rebelution, Gramatik, Flux Pavilion, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Trampled By Turtles, Black Star, Blues Traveler, Toots and the Maytals, Borgore, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Cory Henry, Here Come The Mummies, and Keller Williams and Petty Grass.The lineup also boasts Manic Focus, Papadosio, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pnuma (Live), Shiba San, Space Jesus, Squinto, Sunsquabi, Too Many Zoos, ALO, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Aqueous, Arlo McKinley, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Cory Wong, Dirtwire, Eprom, Ghost Light, Jeff Austin Band, Maddy O’Neal, Mersiv, Mihali, Ray Volpe, Russ Liquid Test, SoDown, Victory, We Banjo 3, The Werks, Yultron, Yung Bae, Mempa, PLS&TY, The Ries Brothers, Tenth Mountain Division, and many, many more.Stay tuned for more announcements about Late Night shows in the Red Barn, Thursday Pre-Party Lineup, VIP Lounge Lineup, Sunday 1-Day Lineup, and more artists.Check out the full lineup for yourself below, and head over to the festival’s website for more information.last_img read more

CYCLOPS genes an Achilles’ heel in tumors?

first_imgThe genomic tumult within tumor cells has provided scientists at the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT with clues to an entirely new class of genes that may serve as an Achilles’ heel for many forms of cancer.Although most cancer therapy targets genes that cause normal cells to turn cancerous, these new potential drug targets are genes that are essential to all cells, but that have been disrupted as cancer progresses.“One of the hallmarks of cancer is genomic instability, in which entire sections of chromosomes can be lost or duplicated many times over,” said study co-leader Rameen Beroukhim, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and researcher at Dana-Farber. “The result is that genes residing in those areas are either deleted or significantly over-copied.”This roiling of the chromosomes often leads to partial loss of essential genes, leaving cancer cells with barely enough of them to survive. Such genes become lifelines for tumor cells. Blocking them with drug molecules is far more likely to harm cancer cells than normal cells.As reported in the Aug. 17 issue of the journal Cell, the researchers identified 56 such genes, only a few of which had previously been identified as potential targets for cancer therapy.One way that cancer cells lose these essential genes is in the process of becoming cancerous themselves. When cancer cells lose tumor suppressor genes — which normally act as a brake against runaway cell growth — it’s common for nearby genes to be lost as well, said the study’s co-senior author William Hahn, associate professor of medicine at HMS and director of Dana-Farber’s Center for Cancer Genome Discovery.The work builds on a theory published nearly 20 years ago by Dana-Farber’s then-physician-in-chief, Emil “Tom” Frei III, who suggested in 1993 that blocking the remaining copies of these neighboring genes would cripple cancer cells’ ability to grow and divide.At the time, the tools didn’t exist to determine whether the theory was valid. Only now, with the development of genomic technology, were researchers able to put it to the test.Investigators began by scanning more than 3,100 samples of different types of cancer and found that most were missing copies of genes across wide stretches of the genome. They then analyzed data from Project Achilles, a Dana-Farber research effort that has uncovered hundreds of genes critical to the reproduction of cancer cells.Researchers combined both sets of data to find instances where the loss of one copy of a gene rendered the remaining copy especially important to the cancer cell. From an initial pool of 5,312 genes, researchers identified 56 that met the desired criteria. They dubbed them CYCLOPS genes (for Copy number alterations Yielding Cancer Liabilities Owing to Partial losS), evoking the mythical giant who was dependent on his one eye rather than the normal complement of two.When researchers checked to see if any of the CYCLOPS genes were neighbors of missing tumor suppressor genes, as Frei had hypothesized two decades earlier, they found that, indeed, many were. Investigators next surveyed the CYCLOPS genes to see if they have similar or divergent functions within the cell.“We found that they’re heavily involved in the components of three critical cell structures: the spliceosome, the ribosome — which use genetic information to construct proteins for the cell — and the proteasome, which is a vital protein machine that disposes of unneeded protein material. This suggests that they’re required for cell proliferation or survival,” Hahn said.When the researchers ranked the 56 CYCLOPS genes by the degree to which the cancer cells were dependent on them, the gene that topped the list was PSMC2. When they administered a PSMC2-blocking agent to mice whose tumors lacked a copy of the PSMC2 gene, the tumors shrank dramatically.“It was a powerful demonstration of the potential of CYCLOPS genes to serve as targets for cancer therapies,” Beroukhim said.The fact that CYCLOPS genes are often neighbors of tumor suppressor genes makes them even more attractive as drug targets, the study authors said. Tumor suppressor genes themselves have proven exceedingly difficult to target. In cancers with missing copies of tumor suppressor genes, blocking nearby CYCLOPS genes offers a promising way to dampen cell proliferation.“This study represents a bringing-together of two approaches to understanding the basic mechanics of cancer,” Hahn said. “One involves research into the effect of gene copy number changes on cancer. The other is a systematic exploration of the function of individual genes. By combining these approaches, we’ve been able to identify a distinct class of cancer-cell vulnerabilities associated with the copy number loss of essential genes.”last_img read more

The Venice connection

first_img“Studying in Venice was the perfect combination of the familiar and unfamiliar,” said Chris Riley ’17 about the Harvard Summer Program in Venice, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in June.The program began as an experimental collaboration between Harvard University and the Universita Ca’ Foscari in Venice, with 50 Harvard students and 50 Ca’ Foscari students studying side by side, learning various disciplines including economics, environmental science, and the humanities. Since the partnership’s inauguration, nearly 1,000 students have benefited from the eight-week program, its diverse course offerings, and its unusual structure. This year it offered 13 courses for 100 students. (I was a participant.)Riley, a junior in Dunster House concentrating in English, wanted to challenge himself by living abroad over the summer. “I loved being in Venice, and made friends I hope will be long-lasting,” he said of his experience. “It was a refreshing change of pace, and I learned that even if I never start to call somewhere other than Boston home, I know I can be happy and genuinely enjoy living elsewhere.”Riley was enrolled in “American Literary Expatriates in Europe” with Professor Glenda Carpio and “Shakespeare’s Venice” with John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities Stephen Greenblatt, both of which counted for concentration credit.The Venice program is collaborative and highly dynamic. Students are exposed to different cultures not only through academic work but through the friends they make as they study and share activities. The collaboration is on more than one front. Not only are students and faculty equally represented between universities, but students from Harvard’s Extension School are represented as well.Daniel Lowery ’16, an Extension School student and government concentrator who studied in Venice in 2014, said the experience was once-in-a-lifetime. “For someone who’s Italian myself, there’s no place I’d rather have been than Venice. You’re living on a city of floating islands. It’s magical, and there’s no other place like it.” In his courses, Lowery said he got the perfect tempering of disciplines, and the transformative experience didn’t end when the class day did. “I enjoyed my courses, but also the community, living in a different country, and especially the opportunity to connect with the Italian students,” he said. “We got to spend quite a bit of time with them.”A visit to Villa Rotonda with architect Stefano Croce.The Festa del Redentore, a historic celebration of the Plague’s end that is held in Venice every July, provided one of those times. Two weeks of culture classes before academic courses began provided the students with basic Italian and a glimpse into a variety of topics that introduced them to Venetian culture. Voga (Venetian rowing), silkscreen classes, tours of the lagoon, and other activities and skill workshops were provided throughout the summer. Some classes had day trips to Florence or Milan, while other students traveled independently on weekends.Living in Venice exposed students to a variety of piquant learning experiences, ranging from amusing to academic. As Riley found after two months in the city, “Scusa is how Italians ask you to move politely. Permesso means an elderly man is about to shove you out of the way with a newspaper.” On the more serious side, Lowery was fascinated to learn about da Vinci’s work close-up. “To be able to study Leonardo in class, then go see his major works and get guided tours by one of the world’s leading experts on him — it was pretty unforgettable.”Funny or scholarly, no moment goes unused while abroad. The students are challenged by their courses, many of which are more intimate and discussion-based than those offered during the academic year. “Professor Carpio’s ‘Expatriate’ course was such an amazing experience. It really reminded me why I love the academic study of literature,” said Riley, who is considering law school after graduation. “That class reminded me why I am in the English department in the first place.”Carpio attended the 10-year anniversary celebration of the program, held in Venice June 26-28. Students, alumni, and faculty from both universities took in an opera at the Teatro la Fenice. They explored the lagoon at sunset, and toured the gardens created under the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte.At the end of the day, the program delivered that firsthand, intercultural, transformative experience a liberal arts education strives to provide. Riley recalled, “On the last night we were in Venice, a sizable group stayed up to watch the sun rise over the lagoon. It was one of those indescribably beautiful moments whose record on Instagram just doesn’t do it justice.”last_img read more

India considering plan that could force closure of 10GW of coal-fired generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:India is considering a proposal that may force some of its dirtiest coal plants to close, as policymakers in one of the world’s top polluters increasingly focus on climate change.The plan under consideration by the power ministry would cap plants’ so-called heat rate, which is a measure of how much coal energy is needed to produce each unit of electricity, according to people with knowledge of the issue.Power stations totaling 10 gigawatts have been identified as breaching the proposed benchmark and more could be added, said the people, who asked not to be named as the discussions are ongoing and no policy has been finalized. That would account for roughly 5% of the coal power capacity in India, the world’s second-biggest consumer of the fuel after China.Efforts in India to close old coal plants have gathered pace amid rising outcry against air pollution and deepening concerns over climate change. Besides the environmental benefits, the shutdowns can also boost the use of more-efficient facilities that have remained underutilized for years.The proposal would cap the heat rate for coal plants at 2,600 kilocalories per kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to the people. That’s still higher than what some newer plants are able to achieve. Tata Power Co. Ltd.’s 4-gigawatt plant in Gujarat, for example, runs at a heat rate of 2,050 kilocalories per kilowatt hour, the federal power regulator said in an order last year.India has nearly 200 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity, nearly 54% of the nation’s total. During the first five months of the current fiscal year, coal plants ran at an average 48% of capacity and produced 64% of the country’s electricity, a share that’s been sliding with the rise in renewable power.[Rajesh Kumar Singh]More: India may close its dirtiest coal plants as green focus grows India considering plan that could force closure of 10GW of coal-fired generationlast_img read more

April 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actions

first_img Disciplinary Actions April 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actions April 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actionscenter_img The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders suspended 11 attorneys, accepted the disciplinary resignation of three, and disbarred two.The following lawyers are disciplined: William Reid Clifton, 41 Derby St., Cocoa, suspended from practicing law in Florida for ten days, effective December 21 2002, following an August 22 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1971) Clifton failed to respond in a timely manner to official Bar inquiries into his conduct. (Case no. SC01-1692) Adrienne Fechter, 8725 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga., suspended from practicing law in Florida for ten days and thereafter until she submits a written response to The Florida Bar regarding allegations referred to in a Bar complaint, effective 30 days following a February 6 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1986) Fechter failed to respond in writing to an official inquiry by the Bar into her conduct. (Case no. SC02-1576) William Marshall Fogarty, 1489 W. Palmetto Park Road, Ste. 455, Boca Raton, disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1986) An audit of Fogarty’s trust account revealed ongoing shortages. Fogarty failed to hold client and third party funds in trust and commingled deposits of his personal funds into the trust account. He also failed maintain minimum trust account records. (Case no. SC02-2009) David Forestier, Jr., 12865 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 30 days, effective 60 days following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1987) Forestier failed to provide competent representation to a client, to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and comply with reasonable requests for information, and to make reasonable efforts to expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client. He also failed to respond to an official inquiry by the Bar. (Case no. SC02-2127) Austin Brian Gran, 43 Riverside Ave., Medford, Mass., disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following a February 6 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1985) Gran violated rules regulating The Florida Bar in several unrelated matters. He failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing clients, to keep clients reasonably informed about the status of a matter and comply with reasonable requests for information, and to respond to official inquiries by the Bar. (Case no. SC01-1612) Arlene Lloyd Han, 1628 S.E. 13th Terrace, Cape Coral, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days from February 7, following a February 12 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1988) On January 16, 2001, Han was charged with possession of cocaine, a third degree felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a first degree felony. She subsequently pleaded guilty to both charges. (Case no. SC03-136) Roscoe E. Long, P.O. Box 1133, Dunedin, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, without leave to seek readmission, following a January 23 court order. Long was previously granted a disciplinary resignation with leave to seek readmission after five years. ( Admitted to practice : 1992) Long violated his previous disciplinary resignation by continuing to have direct contact with a client. continuing to hold himself out as a licensed attorney to the client, Long engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. (Case no. SC02-1870) Byron Howard Perkins, 305 S. Parramore Ave., Orlando, suspended from practicing law in Florida for six months to run concurrent with a six-month suspension entered in another case, following a February 6 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1991) Perkins failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, to keep a client informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information, and to respond to an official inquiry by the Bar into his conduct. He also collected an illegal, prohibited, or clearly excessive fee. (Case no. SC02-1686) Martin E. Powers, 2562 S.W. 8th St., Ste. A, Miami, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective immediately following an October 24 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1982) Powers allegedly violated Bar rules regulating trust accounts. (Case no. SC02-2151) Roger Rodriguez, 2800 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 303, Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida until he has produced requested trust account records, effective 30 days following a February 5 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1990) Rodriguez failed to comply with a properly issued subpoena for trust account records, dated August 28, 2002, and failed to show good cause for his failure to comply. (Case no. SC02-2444) Stephen Christopher Schroeder, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 30 days, effective retroactive to December 9, 2002, following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1989) Schroeder failed to follow minimum trust accounting procedures and to maintain minimum trust accounting records. He also failed to comply with a subpoena for trust accounting records and to promptly deliver trust funds. (Case no. SC02-1146) John Thomas Shandorf, 152 E. 84th St., New York, N.Y., resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective immediately following a December 12 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1993) Shandorf was found guilty of two felonies, conspiracy to receive bribes in return for being influenced in the performance of official duties and accepting bribes in return for being influenced in the performance of official duties. (Case no. SC02-1123) John Joseph Robert Skrandel, 9112 Alternate A1A, Ste. 101, North Palm Beach, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective immediately following a January 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1997) Skrandel was convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm in November 2000. The conduct which was the subject of the criminal action occurred at a little league batting practice in the presence of young children. (Case no. SC02-1546) Saul Smolar, 1440 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective 30 days following a January 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1982) Smolar violated rules regulating The Florida Bar in several unrelated matters. Among his violations, Smolar allowed his paralegal to have excessive control of cases and to take actions inconsistent with his nonlawyer status. (Case no. SC01-1321) Bartley Kenneth Vickers, 214 N. Washington St., Jacksonville, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective 30 days following a January 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1970) Vickers failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter, and to respond in writing to an official inquiry by the Bar into his conduct. He also collected an illegal, prohibited or clearly excessive fee. (Case no. SC02-1939) Charles Louis Weissing, P.O. Box 13903, Tampa, suspended from practicing law in Florida for six months, effective 30 days following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1983) Weissing failed to provide competent representation to a client, to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, and to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information. He also failed to respond to an official inquiry by the Bar into his conduct. (Case no. SC02-1691) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events April 30 – May 6

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bubbles and OystersShuck copious amounts of savory oysters and wash down Long Island’s legendary delicacy with smooth bubbly as you gyrate to live music and mingle and laugh while enjoying all of the evening’s festivities. A little advice: Practice before you show up, because Long Islanders know how to shuck with the best of them. And that’s no jive. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 6 p.m. April 30.The English Beat & Easy Star All-StarsFor one night, you’ll navigate through the industrial Birmingham home of one of the most socially conscious British bands of its time and then descend into a harmonious reggae-provoked daze thanks to two groups with decades of combined experience. The English Beat, the British band that burst on the scene in 1979, is traveling from across the pond and bringing the British Two Tone Ska movement with them. The versatile reggae band Easy Star All-Stars has been busy in recent years—playing in more than 30 countries and maintaining a bustling 100-show schedule per year. It’s going to be a magical night, indeed. Warming up the crowd are The Skints and Underwater Sounds. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 7 p.m. Apr. 30. Not For SaleThis documentary is about what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad. Directly following the movie, a very informative group of experts will share their knowledge, including Judge Ukeiley, who was the presiding judge for the Human Trafficking Court of Suffolk; Matthew Okerblom, who has been involved in the Federal end of legislation dealing with human trafficking; Shannon Speed, project coordinator of Safe Harbour, and local agencies working with victims and survivors. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. Apr. 30.Art in MarriageAn opening reception for an exhibit of Arthur and Edith Bernstein’s work. The exhibit combines the sculpture work of Mr. Bernstein and afghans made by Mrs. Bernstein. Itt runs through May 18. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington huntingtonarts.org Free. 6 p.m. May 1.Abba the ConcertYou won’t be getting ABBA, but you’ll be getting the next best thing. The Swedish pop group dazzled fans for decades, selling more than 370 million units worldwide and reaching the pinnacle of music stardom in 2010, when it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the cover band won’t disappoint. Get ready for such hits as “Mamma Mia,” “SOS,” “Money, Money, Money,” and of course, “Dancing Queen”—the Press newsroom’s favorite. Tirana especially enjoys sprawling on the floor as he bangs out move after move to the delight of his fellow revelers. What a ham, that Tirana. Hot-diggity damn, son, where he get those grooves!? NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. May 1.Sammy AdamsNot to be confused with American hero Sam Adams—you know, the radical revolutionary and second cousin to President John Adams, who would become one of the Founding Fathers of this glorious nation. (Okay, so maybe we went off on a little bit of a tangent there—sorry.) Sammy Adams is a young rapper with a unique style with an impressive social media presence. He burst upon the scene (sort of like Sam) and has captured the imaginations of thousands of passionate fans. And he’s really excited about coming to Long Island: Opening the show is DEPO. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $22-$45. 8 p.m. May 1.Emily KinneyPerhaps best known for her role on AMC’s mega-hit zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead, Emily Kinney is coming to Long Island to show off her other talents. Kinney, as Walking Dead fans may not know, is a talented musician, who left her home state of Nebraska to study theatre at New York University. Kinney scored off-Broadway gigs before landing a spot on Broadway’s musical adaptation of “Spring Awakening.” Despite her presence on one of TV’s most-watched shows, Kinney finds time to write her own songs and, in 2013, released her second EP, titled Expired Love. This gig’s for music and zombie fans alike. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $20-$25. 8 p.m. May 1.Spring BurlesqueConey Island Burlesque, Spring Edition, is a campy and sexy revival of the most glorious and notorious of “girlie revues” in Coney Island history. A perfect fit for our sumptuous decor, against a blend of old-style burlesque, sideshow freaks, strange women, new vaudeville and toe-tappin’ music. But note this: This show is 18 and over. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $34. 8 p.m. May 1.2015 RXR Long Island MarathonFestivities kick off Friday, May 1 in a the weekend-long run-up to Sunday’s 26-mile race, half-marathon and 10k. A 5k, 1-mile run and Kids Fun Run are scheduled for Saturday. Mitchel Athletic Complex, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale. thelimarathon.com Times vary. May 1-3.Liberty Deep DownOne of the coolest “boy bands” around, Liberty Deep Down features twin brothers, Halen and Noah Bouhadana, plus Dom Frissora, Dalton Dye and Brian Goins, all out of the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. Three of the young men graduated from high school just last year, so they’re still fresh with all the crazy stuff adolescents gotta go through as they, yikes, grow older! Already they’re trying to evolve beyond their “teeny bop” sound and embrace something more mature to appeal to a larger audience, while drawing upon their love for hard rock and roll. “Bad Girl” marked their first single from their EP, and now they’re out touring in support of their debut album Blackout, with another hit in the making, “On Fire (Rain).” Catch them on their way up! Opening acts include In Development, Morell Brown and The Individuals. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12. 2:30 p.m. May 2.The Big TimeThis earnest young band hails from Altoona, Pennsylvania, with a big pop rock/alternative sound full of heart and passion. Starting in 2009, they’ve taken their “The Almost Famous Tour” to points south, east and west, getting noticed along the way and inspiring legions of new fans. With Derek Mrdjenovic on vocals and guitar, brothers Brandon Porta on guitar and Aaron Porta on drums, and Dylan Auerbeck on bass, The Big Time (aka TBT) has released four albums, with their last one, Imaginary Heart, coming out last September and a new one on the way. We are especially taken with their t-shirt: “The Big Time Doesn’t Suck.” No, they definitely don’t! Their time is now! Supporting line-up includes The Resolution, An Honest Year, Count To Ten, Matt Weiss, One-Click Waiting and Red Tide. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $12, $15 DOS. 4:30 p.m. May 2.Dana PerinoFormer White House Press Secretary and current co-host of Fox’s The Five will sign her new book And The Good News Is… The author reveals the lessons she’s learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. May 2.Bill O’Reilly & Dennis Miller Don’t Be A Pinhead TourHow the truth marches on! Ready or not, here come those two very funny—or very serious depending on the subject—conservative white men on a mission, telling it like it is, scaring liberals to death, and making the bleeding hearts cry out to make them stop. But you know damn well that this dynamic duo won’t cease delivering their mix of scathing political commentary and sizzling social satire until they’ve done their duty: telling Americas not to be pinheads! It’s inspiring for the like-minded and infuriating for the nitwits—and you know who they are! Besides, let’s be perfectly frank, they’re not allowed in! Why not? Because it’s just going to be too much for their puny little brains to process. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $53-$133. 8 p.m. May 2.The Fab FauxTake five of the hardest-working musicians in NYC and give them the artistic freedom to explore the Beatles’ musical magic in a way you never imagined possible, and you’ll begin to discover what makes the Fab Faux’s shows so astounding. Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke called them “the greatest Beatles cover band without the wigs,” adding that they “invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles’ most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee.” Grammy Award-wining Will Lee on bass spent two decades playing in Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman. He’s joined by Rich Pagano on drums and vocals, who’s played with Patti Smith, Robbie Robertson and Ray Davies, to name a few. Frank Agnello has played guitar with Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow and Jill Sobule, among others. Jimmy Vivino is a well-known guitarist and arranger in the New York music scene, having worked closely with Conan O’Brien. Jack Petruzzelli is a multi-instrumentalist talent on guitar and keyboards who’s recorded and toured with artists like Rufus Wainwright, Joan Osborne and Patti Smith. These guys will be accompanied by the four-piece Hogshead Horns and Crème Tangerine Strings. Since they came together in 1998, they’ve been making fabulous live music ever since. Here they’ll be performing what they call “the Glorious Hodgepodge Show,” including the Beatles’ early greats to their later symphonic masterpieces. They may be the walrus but all you need is love. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $59-$89. 8 p.m. May 2.Jake Walker BandThey call Jake Walker the “ambassador of New York Blues,” because he’s been there and done that in the city he loves. He’s wowed audiences all over the world with his guitar prowess and singing that is simultaneously deeply soulful, moving and grooving. With a repertoire that ranges from Chicago’s South Side to Stax/Volt studios in Memphis to the Big Easy’s R&B, Walker pays tribute to the great blues masters that went before him but takes a uniquely nuanced approach that is all his own going forward. Some have compared his playing on his debut album, Confidence Man, to Freddie King, Albert King and Otis Rush. Walker gives the Blues Gods their due in the only way he knows how: to play the music with all the talent he can muster. And there’s a lot of artistry in his fingertips alone. This guy is destined for greatness, and his backup band is one of the best around. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. May 2.Tom ArnoldThe actor, comedian and host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period and CMT’s My Big Redneck Wedding and famed ex-husband of Roseanne Barr will take to the stage to perform his unscripted stand-up that promises to poke fun at his Midwest past, examine his marital follies and expose absurd Hollywood stories from his life participating in more than 100 films. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $47-$57. 8 p.m. May 2.Long Island Geek ConventionActors from The Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones and more are among the celebrities slated to appear at the Island’s newest sci-fi and fantasy convention. Aside from the celebrity Q&As, cosplay and trivia contests, panel discussions range from talks on Batman, Star Trek, Star Wars, Legos, Doctor Who, X-Files, Twin Peaks, American Horror Story and The Avengers, among many more. May the force be with you! Long Island MacArthur Airport, 100 Arrival Ave., Ronkonkoma. longislandgeek.com $10-$55. Times vary. May 2, 3.The Silent Portrait of Michael BranniganA profound and intimate look at the lives of Northport’s Brannigan family, and the unique challenges and opportunities they face with their son Mikey, a high school track champion with autism. The movie screens with the Brannigan family and the director, Devon Narine-Singh, a Northport High School senior. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $7 members, $9 students, $12 public. 11 a.m. May 3.Print Up LadiesAn opening reception will be held for this exhibit of contemporary works created by female artists exploring various printmaking techniques both traditional and non-traditional. Works explore various themes including gender, the body, identity, politics, fantasy and the environment, often with playfulness and humor. Various printmaking forms are used and include traditional woodcut, screen-printing and layered mono-prints. Through June 1. Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Islipartmuseum.org Free. 1 p.m. May 3.Let’s Swing: The Artie Shaw OrchestraThis big band orchestra plays in homage to one of the country’s finest jazz clarinetists: Artie Shaw, who passed away in 2004. Inspired by his raw talent and incredible success, including his 1938 recording of Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine,” the Artie Shaw Orchestra performs with skilled aplomb and keeps audiences “swinging.” Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $25. 3 p.m. May 3.Spandau BalletThis British new wave band, famously inspired by the New Romantic movement of the 1970s, is perhaps best known for their 1983 No. 1 single “True.” After a 20-year break up, the band reformed in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. Audiences have welcomed back these legendary performers. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 3.SeetherThis South African rock band is perhaps best known for their hits “Remedy,” “Fake It” and “Country Strong.” You can hear influences of American grunge rock in each of their recordings, resurrecting slivers of Nirvana and Alice in Chains. And it’s no wonder: Shaun Morgan, Seether’s lead singer/songwriter, is a huge fan of the late Kurt Cobain. With special guests Tremonti & Red Sun Rising. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$45. 7:30 p.m. May 6.In FlamesYou haven’t heard heavy metal until you’ve heard Swedish heavy metal–amirite? In Flames is the natural progression of the Swedish death metal band Ceremonial Oath into more melodic and mellow (by comparison) territory. With 11 studio albums, three EPs and a live DVD since 1990, these prolific rockers know how to inspire head-banging nirvana. (This is a very, very good thing.) Opening the show are All That Remains and Periphery. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25. 7:30 p.m. May 6.Don’t Think I’ve ForgottenAlternately exhilarating and haunting, John Pirozzi’s amazing documentary reveals the lost glories of Cambodian Rock and Roll through the eyes, words and songs of its popular music stars of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. He will appear at the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $75 members, $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 6.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Ad unfairly attacks effective Joe Landry

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I usually don’t pay much attention to a lot of the political mail that comes our way. But one arrived today from the state Republican Committee that made my jaw drop. It included a photo of a rowing team and claimed that Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry “violated our environment and put our kids’ health at risk.” Talk about “fake news.”Well, the fact is Joe Landry was the driving force behind the town receiving a $150,000 state grant to make safety and environmental enhancements to Aqueduct Park, home to Niskayuna Rowing. This leveraged an additional $150,000 in community support to install public bathrooms, add additional dock space and construct a new retaining wall to protect the Mohawk from pollution and runoff. What’s more, the town was just awarded an additional $35,000 to make the park’s waterfront safer and more accessible for all to better enjoy the river.As a parent of a rower, I also question the appropriateness of the GOP using a photograph of children without parental permission in such an attack piece.Joe Landry has worked very hard behind the scenes to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Niskayuna. He deserves another term. Not such misleading attacks.Richard BennettNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectlast_img read more