On Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW, an NPR member station in Santa Monica, California, last week, the infamous Preservation Hall Jazz Band came out to talk about their latest Cuban-inspired album, So It Is, and perform material for the intimate crowd gathered at Apogee Studio—formerly the private recording studio for the iconic producer and mixer Bob Clearwater. As an Apogee Session, Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed to a small audience of less than 200 people within the recording studio, treating them to tastes of their new album along with spirited renditions of their older numbers that come straight out of the heart of New Orleans.Preservation Hall Jazz Band And Jon Batiste Team Up For Joyful New Orleans Performance [Photos]After a little under an hour of live performances, including of songs “La Malanga,” “Convergence,” and “Santiago,” host of the show Garth Trinidad takes over and leads members of the band in a question-and-answer session, which features a lot of information about the band’s recent time in Cuba and its influence on both the individual members of the renowned group and on the sound of their latest album, So It Is, which was announced earlier in the year in February and formally released toward the end of April.Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces New Album, Shares First Track [Listen]The episode was aired on public radio earlier in the week, while the full video of performance was recently released on KCRW’s website. You can watch the full hour-long performance here, or watch selected clips from their performance below, courtesy of NPR Music.“La Malanga”“Convergence”“Santiago”
297 Views no discussions Sperm (file photo)LYON, France (AFP) – French researchers said Thursday they had patented a method to create sperm using stem cells harvested from infertile men – though they do not know if the lab-fabricated seed actually works.The team hailed their technique as a step towards solving male infertility, but admitted it would take several years before the “quality” of the sperm will be confirmed.The method, patented in June, took 20 years to refine, said the researchers from Kallistem biotech company in Lyon, east France.It involved recreating, outside the human body, the fluid in which seminiferous tubules — the tiny structures where sperm cells are formed in the male testes – can survive.They used it to coax rat, monkey and then human sperm cells from spermatogonia, immature cells that become eggs or sperm. The process is complex, and takes about 72 hours.The sperm are “morphologically normal” (normal-looking), the researchers said. It is not known whether the tiny cells are up to the job of creating babies.The next step, the team said, is to try and give life to rats with rat sperm created using the method.“We must see if the baby rats are normal, whether they are able to reproduce,” project member Philippe Durand told journalists in Lyon.Then there will be a battery of tests with the lab-manufactured human sperm, to compare it to ordinary sperm, and finally clinical trials.The work has not yet been validated through publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.But the team said in a statement their work “opens the way for therapeutic avenues that have been eagerly awaited by clinicians for many years.”“From a testicular biopsy in these infertile men, the scientists will be able to obtain spermatozoa in vitro,” said the statement.However, Nathalie Rives, an infertility expert from Rouen in northern France, cautioned: “We are not there yet”.“Before this technique can find any practical application, it must be proven to work with (cells) from the testes of prepubescent boys and men who have trouble generating sperm,” she told AFP.In August 2011, scientists in Kyoto said they had successfully coaxed sperm cells from mouse embryonic stem cells. Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Scientists create human sperm in lab, but does it work? by: Associated Free Press – September 17, 2015 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
Clarksville, In. — A wheel which came off a vehicle traveling southbound on I-65 resulted in the fatality of a northbound motorist.The preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 12:50 pm this afternoon, Peter D. Gaetano, 51, of Covert, Michigan was driving his blue, 2016 GMC pickup truck southbound near the 2.8 mile marker when the rear driver’s side wheel came off his vehicle as he was traveling in the third lane of I-65 just north of Eastern Boulevard. After breaking loose from the vehicle, the wheel became airborne, crossing over the concrete median wall and into the northbound lanes of I-65. The wheel collided with a white Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Olivia Kustes,18, of Rineyville, Kentucky, causing fatal injuries. The pickup truck continued north into the righthand emergency lane and appeared not to be stopping. A commercial vehicle driver, Alvin P. Logan, 45, Chicago, Illinois, realized the vehicle was not stopping and placed his semi-truck in front of the vehicle driven by Kustes and slowly brought it to a stop on the right side of the interstate.Clarksville City Police units were first to arrive on scene and requested the aid of Indiana State Police crash reconstructionists who are investigating the crash.The two right-hand lanes of I-65 northbound remained closed until approximately 4:00 pm.Olivia Kustes was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
“Hopefully we can tie something up with Villarreal soon. We are optimistic about that happening.” De Guzman was one of the star men for Michael Laudrup’s side last season and his performances earned the him a call-up for the Holland national side, with who he has gone on to make five appearances. Press Association Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is hopeful the club can bring midfielder Jonathan de Guzman back to the Liberty Stadium. De Guzman made an instant impression in south Wales following his arrival on a season-long loan from Villarreal last year, scoring eight times in 45 appearances in all competitions. And the club are determined to bring back the 25-year-old back to the club, with reports suggesting the Swans are close to securing another year-long loan deal. “I have met with Jonathan’s agent and he is comfortable with where we are at,” said Jenkins to the South Wales Evening Post.