Counterculture icon and peace activist Wavy Gravy celebrated his 80th birthday last night at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The party featured performances from Bay-area natives ALO, Steve Kimock and Friends, and the Doobie Decibel System Duo. With Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney) seated at the side of the stage, each act played a full set, with ALO’s set featuring sit-ins from bassist Bobby Vega and Kimock. The guitarist joined Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and David Brogan on the band’s original track “Barbeque” which segued into Prince “1999” and back into “Barbeque”. As always, ALO put their own unique spin on the song and provided the party atmosphere.Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]All proceeds from the event benefited the Seva Foundation‘s blindness prevention programs around the world. Check out ALO w/ Steve Kimock below, courtesy of bmwmunk:[via Jambase]
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Pathology and Cancer Center investigator Bradley Bernstein is one of three recipients of the 2015 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, given by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Bernstein is a professor of pathology at MGH and Harvard Medical School, and an institute member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.Bernstein is being honored for his investigations into how the structural organization or “packaging” of our DNA within cells influences the functions of our genes. The packaging provides an additional layer of ‘epigenetic’ regulation that controls cellular differentiation and, when disrupted, contributes to cancer development. He is the first MGH researcher to receive this prestigious prize.The genes that code for the generation of proteins make up only 2 percent of the human genome. While much is yet to be learned about the remaining noncoding sequences, it has become clear that a major function is to regulate where and when coding genes are switched on and off — a process known as epigenetics.The work has important implications for the development of precision therapies that address epigenetic defects in tumors.The Paul Marks Prize was established in 2001 and is given every other year to up to three investigators age 45 or younger, “who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research.” Bernstein and his co-recipients — Howard Chang of Stanford University and Daniel Durocher of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute — will receive their awards and speak on their research at a Dec. 3 scientific symposium at MSKCC.Bernstein is a professor of pathology at MGH and Harvard Medical School, and an institute member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Read Full Story
Cricket News Cameron Bancroft, disgraced in ball-tampering scandal reveals he almost quit cricket to take up this Indian discipline
New Delhi: Cameron Bancroft’s world came crashing down when was caught removing sandpaper from his trouser pocket to tamper with the condition of the ball during the Newlands Test against South Africa. The ball-tampering fiasco in the Cape Town Test damaged the reputation of Australian cricket and it resulted in a nine-month ban for Bancroft in addition to one-year bans for Steve Smith and David Warner. The right-hander, whose ban ends in December and could make his comeback in the Big Bash League, has opened up about the emotional toll that the entire episode took on him and that he pondered quitting the game altogether to take up a job as a yoga instructor.Bancroft wrote a long letter addressed to his former self and it was published in the Western Australian Newspaper. In that, he wrote, “Maybe cricket isn’t for you, you’ll ask yourself … will you return? Yoga will be such a fulfilling experience. Until you are able to acknowledge that you are Cameron Bancroft, the person who plays cricket as a profession, and not Cameron Bancroft the cricketer, you will not be able to move forward. This will become a defining moment for you.”Read More | Steve Smith barred from participating in Bangladesh Premier LeagueBancroft, who has been playing grade level cricket with Willetton District Cricket Club, had his passion for the game rekindled during Western Australia’s pre-season trip to Brisbane. In that, he was asked by his mentor and new Western Australia coach Adam Voges to justify as to why he should be included in the side.Read More | Had the opportunity to stop it: Steve Smith opens up on controversy“On your way to present your case to your coach you realise this is the moment when you begin to become OK with the thought of never having cricket as part of your life again,” Bancroft wrote.Bancroft’s yoga expertise is well known, having helped Nathan Coulter-Nile overcome his frequent stress fractures on his back by taking regular classes. The right-handed batsman undertook a yoga teaching course and has become the instructor for Coulter-Nile and some of his team-mates. Apart from yoga, Bancroft worked with a charity that supported children with cancer as part of his community service. However, the Australian opener is aware that he will be judged mostly for his actions which he committed in the Newlands Test.“Many people will judge you as a cheat, but that is OK. Always love and respect everyone. You will love those people because you forgive them. Just like you’re going to forgive yourself…You know you cannot say sorry enough, but actually it is time you allow your cricket to be about what you have learnt and use this opportunity to make a great impact,” Bancroft said.Recently, Steve Smith had opened up about the ball-tampering scandal during a press conference in Sydney. “Something happened out on the field and I had the opportunity to stop it at that point rather than say I don’t want to know anything about it, that was my failure and I’ve taken responsibility for that,” Smith said. The Australia skipper, whose ban ends in March, admitted that watching the Australian team struggle after he was banned was the hardest thing he had faced. After losing the Newlands Test, Australia were thrashed by 492 runs in Johannesburg to lose the series 1-3. They were whitewashed 0-5 in England and lost the Tests and T20Is to Pakistan. They lost the ODIs and T20I to South Africa to continue their miserable run. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.