Dave Schools & Holly Bowling Join Tom Hamilton’s American Babies At Sweetwater [Full Show Video]

first_imgLast night, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies took the stage at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA as part of their “Masquerade of Light + Dark” fall tour, where the band pay tribute to a different artist or group each night. Previous performances have seen has seen Hamilton and co. pay tribute to artists including David Bowie and The Beatles. This weekend’s double-nighter in the Bay Area included music of the Grateful Dead, with Bob Weir joining for an extended sit-in the previous night.The Saturday night performance included Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and the inimitable Holly Bowling, with incredible covers of “Shakedown Street,” “Tangled Up In Blue”, and more. Thanks to Chris from Jam Buzz, you can watch the full performance below:Hamilton, Weir, and Schools will join forces with Bill Kreutzmann and Jeff Chimenti this February to headline the Los Muertos Con Queso event in Mexico, and they have been rehearsing in California all week. This weekend served as a very special preview of this unique lineup!last_img read more

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Judge Allows Bankrupt Peabody to Pay Up to $3.4 Million in Bonuses to White-Collar Employees

first_imgJudge Allows Bankrupt Peabody to Pay Up to $3.4 Million in Bonuses to White-Collar Employees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jacob Barker for the St. Louis Post Dispatch:Peabody Energy won approval for a bonus plan for nonexecutives that it says will help retain “mission critical” employees.In a hearing Wednesday in bankruptcy court in St. Louis, Judge Barry Schermer ruled in favor of Peabody, saying the company’s plan “targets those that are in a position to help guide this reorganization.”Peabody this month asked for the authority to pay out as much as $3.24 million in bonuses to keep workers in its finance, legal, sales, marketing, information technology and human resources departments from jumping ship as the company moves through bankruptcy. The majority of the 42 people targeted with retention bonuses are in Peabody’s St. Louis headquarters, a spokesman said.The largest coal company in the country filed for Chapter 11 in April due to a high debt load and a sharp drop in coal demand in the face of low natural gas prices and tightening environmental regulations.“The kind of people we are seeking to provide awards to under this program are mobile” and can take their skill sets to industries outside of coal mining, Peabody attorney Heather Lennox told the judge.Objections to the program came from United Mine Workers of America pension and health care funds, which argued the payments could come at the expense of money apportioned for retiree benefits. Peabody already reduced payments to one of the retiree health funds by $70 million in a deal struck prior to its bankruptcy.“Slashing the health benefits of aged and medically vulnerable retirees with extremely limited resources, while lavishly rewarding white-collar employees, is neither fair nor reasonable,” the UMWA argued in court filings.Full article: Court OKs retention bonuses for mid-level workers at Peabody Energylast_img read more

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DIPLOMAT-REPORT 2 LAST

first_imgThe report also mentions that the diplomats daughter was The report also mentions that the diplomats daughter was the only person whom the Nepalese women knew by name. In their complaint, the victims told the police that the father of the girl allegedly used to rape, sodomise and assault them with his “friends” and the mother of the girl often used to threaten them by putting knife on their throats. Once she had also allegedly “stabbed” one of the victims on her arm. However, the diplomats daughter had never assaulted them. Gurgaon Police had received a letter – followed by a phone call – from the Nepal embassy asking the Commissioner to “rescue and repatriate” the Nepalese women. A copy of the letter was also purportedly sent to the MEA, the report reads. Also, Gurgaon Police now have in its possession, 18-days video footage extracted from a DVR connected to CCTV cameras installed outside the diplomats apartment. The footage disclose several frequent visitors but the victims are needed to identify them, said a senior official, adding that the police needs the MEAs approval to approach the victims. PTI DEY SHSlast_img read more

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Encapsulating biomedical micromotors in traditional pill form

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Sep 5 2018Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But keeping these devices intact as they travel through the body remains a hurdle. Now in a study appearing in ACS Nano, scientists report that they have found a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills. The pill’s coating protects the devices as they traverse the digestive system prior to releasing their drug cargo.About the width of a human hair, micromotors are self-propelled microscopic robots designed to perform a host of biomedical tasks. In previous research, Joseph Wang, Liangfang Zhang and colleagues used micromotors coated with an antibiotic to treat ulcers in laboratory mice. They found that this approach produced better results than just taking the drugs by themselves. However, the researchers noted that body fluids, such as gastric acid and intestinal fluids, can compromise the effectiveness of micromotors and trigger early release of their payloads. In addition, when taken orally in fluid, some of the micromotors can get trapped in the esophagus. To overcome these issues, Wang and Zhang sought to develop a way to protect and carry these devices into the stomach without compromising their mobility or effectiveness.The researchers created a pill composed of a pair of sugars — lactose and maltose — that encapsulated tens of thousands of micromotors made of a magnesium/titanium dioxide core loaded with a fluorescent dye cargo. These sugars were chosen because they are easy to mold into tablet, can disintegrate when needed and are nontoxic. When given to laboratory mice, these pills improved the release and retention of the micromotors in the stomach compared to those encapsulated in silica-based tablets or in a liquid solution. The researchers concluded that encapsulating micromotors in traditional pill form improves their ability to deliver medicines to specific targets without diminishing their mobility or performance.Source: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2018/acs-presspac-september-5-2018/a-pill-for-delivering-biomedical-micromotors.htmllast_img read more

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