Watch Zoogma’s Mesmerizing New Video For EP Title Track ‘New Era’

first_imgWith Zoogma’s new EP New Era due out soon, the band is gearing up for the release by sharing all sorts of media to get you in the groove. After premiering “Molasses” on L4LM back in November, Zoogma gets down and dirty on the title track, “New Era,” in this brand new video.Check out the scintillating clip from this jamtronica group on the rise, below:You can also head to SoundCloud for a free download of “New Era.” The band describes the track as follows in a statement:“For years people have asked us “WTF is ZOOGMA?” – and we usually answer in the form of a performance. In many ways we couldn’t describe what we were as easily as we could demonstrate what we were. New Era, our forthcoming four track EP, is our most concerted effort at answering that question with a recording. Our first two endeavors in the studio (Recreational Vehicles and Anthems 4 Androids) yielded some of our favorite compositions and allowed us to begin to hone in on who we were and what we wanted our sound to be. With New Era I believe we created something, both conceptually and aurally, that indicates the direction we’re heading without forgetting where we’ve been. Live instrumentation. Methodical production. The genre defying and hard-hitting union of analog and digital that we deliver with every performance. That is the direction we are headed, that is the purpose of this release: to usher in the New Era of ZOOGMA.”Be on the lookout for more ZOOGMA in 2016! More information about the band can be found on their Facebook page.last_img read more

Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

first_imgLinkedIn Studies in humans have shown that long-term increases in memory T cells are associated with deep slow-wave sleep on the nights after vaccination. Taken together, the findings support the view that slow-wave sleep contributes to the formation of long-term memories of abstract, generalized information, which leads to adaptive behavioral and immunological responses. The obvious implication is that sleep deprivation could put your body at risk.“If we didn’t sleep, then the immune system might focus on the wrong parts of the pathogen,” Born says. “For example, many viruses can easily mutate some parts of their proteins to escape from immune responses. If too few antigen-recognizing cells [the cells that present the fragments to T cells] are available, then they might all be needed to fight off the pathogen. In addition to this, there is evidence that the hormones released during sleep benefit the crosstalk between antigen-presenting and antigen-recognizing cells, and some of these important hormones could be lacking without sleep.”Born says that future research should examine what information is selected during sleep for storage in long-term memory, and how this selection is achieved. In the end, this research could have important clinical implications.“In order to design effective vaccines against HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, which are based on immunological memory, the correct memory model must be available,” Born says. “It is our hope that by comparing the concepts of neuronal and immunological memory, a model of immunological memory can be developed which integrates the available experimental data and serves as a helpful basis for vaccine development.” Share Email More than a century ago, scientists demonstrated that sleep supports the retention of memories of facts and events. Later studies have shown that slow-wave sleep, often referred to as deep sleep, is important for transforming fragile, recently formed memories into stable, long-term memories. Now, in an Opinion article published September 29 in Trends in Neurosciences, part of a special issue on Neuroimmunology, researchers propose that deep sleep may also strengthen immunological memories of previously encountered pathogens.“While it has been known for a long time that sleep supports long-term memory formation in the psychological domain, the idea that long-term memory formation is a function of sleep effective in all organismic systems is in our view entirely new,” says senior author Jan Born of the University of Tuebingen. “We consider our approach toward a unifying concept of biological long-term memory formation, in which sleep plays a critical role, a new development in sleep research and memory research.”The immune system “remembers” an encounter with a bacteria or virus by collecting fragments from the bug to create memory T cells, which last for months or years and help the body recognize a previous infection and quickly respond. These memory T cells appear to abstract “gist information” about the pathogens, as only T cells that store information about the tiniest fragments ever elicit a response. The selection of gist information allows memory T cells to detect new pathogens that are similar, but not identical, to previously encountered bacteria or viruses.center_img Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitterlast_img read more

CARICOM SG lauds pace of recovery in Dominica

first_img Aug 27, 2020 CARICOM congratulates Dominica on ‘impressive strides’ since IndependenceThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to Dominica as the country observes its 41st Anniversary of Independence on 3 November 2019. “The strides that Dominica has made since that landmark day in 1978 have been impressive,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in his congratulatory message to Dominica’s Prime…November 2, 2019In “CARICOM”Looking back on the nightmare called MariaToday, we take a look back at the Category Five hurricane, Maria, that roared through Dominica on the night of 18 September, one year ago.   For hours from about 9:00 pm on 18 September, 2017, the winds, ripping through at more than 160 miles per hour, lashed the island…September 18, 2018In “CARICOM”Congrats, Dominica!Dominica’s growth and development over the past 36 years have been due, in no small measure, to the resilience and determination of its government and people.  The theme of this year’s celebration `Our Nation Our Responsibilities’ is no doubt reflective of past experience.  It is also a cogent reminder of what…November 4, 2014In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 9, 2020 (CARICOM Secretariat) As Dominica celebrates its 40th Anniversary as an independent nation on 3 November, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the level and speed of recovery in the country, one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria. In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General said the pace of recovery in the Nature Isle attests to his leadership and the resilience of the people of Dominica. The theme of this year’s celebration, ‘My love, My home, My Dominica – Building a Resilient Nation,’ “is no doubt reflective of “his vision and the unwavering commitment of the people of Dominica to ensure the sustainable development of their country,” the message said. Sep 28, 2020 Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July… OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… Jun 26, 2020 You may be interested in… “The commitment and drive in working towards the development of a climate resilient nation is supported and shared throughout the Community.  It is those characteristics which will ensure the country’s further progress as it builds on its achievements over the past 40 years in the economic, social, cultural and academic spheres, among others,” Secretary-General LaRocque told Dominica’s Prime Minister as he wished him and the people of the country continued prosperity. The full text of the Message reads as follows: Honourable Prime Minister:“It is my distinct pleasure on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and on my own behalf to extend to you and to the Government and People of the Commonwealth of Dominica, heartfelt congratulations on the celebration of Dominica’s Fortieth Anniversary as an independent nation.The theme of this year’s celebration “My love, My home, My Dominica – Building a Resilient Nation” is no doubt reflective of your vision and the unwavering commitment of the people of Dominica to ensure the sustainable development of their country. The level and speed of recovery in Dominica only one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria, which caused significant loss of life and damage to the country’s infrastructure and private property, is tangible proof of your leadership and the fact that Dominicans are resilient people.  The commitment and drive in working towards the development of a climate resilient nation is supported and shared throughout the Community. It is those characteristics which will ensure the country’s further progress as it builds on its achievements over the past 40 years in the economic, social, cultural and academic spheres, among others. Honourable Prime Minister, let me take this opportunity to extend to you and to the people of Dominica best wishes for the continued development and prosperity of your country as it proudly celebrates Forty Years of Independence.” CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… last_img

Jahovičs: We are in the strongest group with several teams very…

first_imgThe Rigans were drawn in subgroup A, where they will have to compete with the first champions of the tournament Tenerife “Iberostar” from Spain, the famous Istanbul “Galatasaray” from Turkey, Strasbourg SIG from France, Sassari “Dinamo” from Italy, “Peristeri” from Greece and Vilnius “Rytas” from Lithuania.“We have been drawn into the seemingly strongest group with several very well-known teams at the European level, which do not require unnecessary comments. Also, our team has drawn two teams that we saw in Riga last season -” Tenerife “and” Peristeri “,” the club quotes Jahovic.At the same time, Jahovičs emphasizes that at the moment it is very difficult to judge objectively about the balance of team strength, because all clubs are still actively recruiting.“Participation in the Champions League is a very good opportunity for” VEF Rīga “basketball players to prove themselves at a high level, as well as gain experience in an international tournament. It is also a great opportunity for spectators to see high-level European basketball in Latvia at least seven times,” emphasizes Jahovičs.The seven teams will be joined by one qualifying team: Tel Aviv’s Hapoel (Israel), Aarhus’ Bakken Bears (Denmark), Belfius Mons-Hainaut or Wloclawek’s Anwil (Poland).“VEF Rīga” made its debut in the Champions League last season, winning the first game, but suffering losses in the next 13. Before that, Latvia was represented in the tournament by “Ventspils” for three seasons, which did not exceed the qualification last year.last_img read more

Positive Covid-19 tests have been found for the Manchester United light…

first_imgTherefore, the World Cup winner will have to stay out of the French national team in next month’s League of Nations games with Sweden and Croatia.“Pogba is not currently a member of the Covid-19 test,” the United club said on its website. “Everyone on the United team wishes Pogba a speedy recovery before the new season.”The BBC quotes French coach Didier Desan as saying that positive analyzes had been carried out in Pogba on Wednesday and Thursday.last_img

Loew made honorary citizen of his hometown

first_img0Shares0000BERLIN, July 22 – Germany’s World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is to be made an honorary citizen of his hometown of Schoenau im Schwarzwald, the town mayor said on Tuesday.“We are proud of Jogi Loew. He has carried the name of Schoenau throughout the world,” mayor Peter Schelshorn told the DPA news agency. Loew, 54, was born and grew up in the town in the Black Forest of southwestern Germany which now counts 2,300 inhabitants.The city council unanimously voted on Monday night to make Loew an honorary citizen and also to rename the local stadium where the former midfielder played his first match after him.Schelshorn said that Loew has already agreed to accept the honour and there would be “a grand reception” organised at a date has not yet been set.Loew, who led Germany to their fourth World Cup title in Brazil and the first since reunification in 1990, is currently on holidays in Freiburg, southwest Germany.Loew took over as German head coach in 2006 after two years as assistant.And German Football Federation (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach said he believes Loew will honour his contract which runs until the 2016 European championship in France.If he does his first task will be to find a new captain after defender Philipp Lahm’s surprise international retirement, with Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger favourite for the job.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Emergency Closures on Nantahala National Forest

first_imgFire activity on the Nantahala National Forest has resulted in closures as follows:The Appalachian Trail is now closed from Rock Gap to the Nantahala River. Old 64 Murphy Road closed from its west junction of US 64 to Forest Service Road 67 leading to Standing Indian Campground. Rock Gap may be accessed from Old 64 Murphy Road past Standing Indian. Standing Indian Campground is OPEN.Wesser Creek Trail is closed.Moss Knob Shooting Range is closed.Cliffside Day Use Area closed for the season.Bartram Trail, from Hickory Knoll Road to State Highway 106, will remain closed through this weekend due to mop up operations and potential hazard assessments.Bartram Trail is closed between Wine Springs Bald and Nantahala Lake.Whitewater Falls is closed.NO Campfires allowed except in developed campgrounds with fees.last_img read more

SA, Africa ‘must position for growth’

first_img2 July 2012 Africa, and South Africa as a key gateway to the continent, will have a bright future as the next growth frontier in the global economy if they can position themselves correctly, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking during the New Age/SABC breakfast briefing in Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday, Davies highlighted the need for economic integration on the continent, noting that promoting regional economic integration was an important element of South Africa’s trade strategy. He noted that there were around 20 emerging economies that were becoming the main drivers of economic growth and economic dynamism in the world.Emerging economies to drive global growth “It is estimated that the 20-odd emerging economies will be responsible for something like 61% of global growth over the next few decades and that these countries were already responsible for something like one-third of world trade,” he said. The hope of recovery from the economic crisis still resided in the emerging economies. “Good news for us is that Africa is very much part of the growth story,” Davies said. “There is growing recognition across the world that Africa is the next growth frontier after Asia ahead of some other parts of the emerging world.” This was exemplified by the fact that the IMF estimates that this year the average growth on the African continent will be about 5.5%. In addition, six of the 10 fastest growing economies were located on the African continent. “If one attends international forums and engages investors across the world, we will see that many of them are now taking seriously the African continent as the growth frontier.” The factors Davies identified as having driven growth in Africa included a mineral products boom; a consumer-driven boom in Africa; the fact that the continent had been spared either a systemic financial crisis or a sovereign debt crisis; and infrastructure development that had taken place and which has supported economic growth across the continent.Africa ‘must now industrialise’ What was now required was to change this economic spurt into a sustained development effort, and that required the continent to industrialise, Davies said. South Africa had an important role, an important set of opportunities and important responsibilities in this regard, as it was the most industrialised country on the African continent. Three main areas that have been identified for the focus of industrial development, Davies said, were the need to add value to mineral products, to agricultural products and to develop a pharmaceutical industry. Also important was the need to consolidate and build new, mutually beneficial trade and investment relations with dynamic economics and dynamic sectors across the world. South Africa’s membership of BRICS was a huge advantage in consolidating and building a relationship with the fastest growing economies and most important leading economies in the emerging world, Davies added. Source: read more