Phish Shares Pro-Shot ‘Guelah Papyrus’ Footage From SPAC Finale [Watch]

first_imgLast weekend, Phish played three great shows at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, treating fans of dozens of classic Phish songs throughout the weekend. Among the many highlights from the run was the rarity “Guelah Papyrus,” which has been played an average of once per summer for the last few years.The song features a fun dance routine from guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Mike Gordon, who flip flop around the stage robotically during the song’s finale. Drummer Jon Fishman even left his kit to join the two in their shenanigans!“Guelah” is always a welcomed addition to any setlist, and its performance at SPAC was quite the memorable occasion. Fortunately, Phish has shared pro-shot footage of their “Guelah Papyrus,” which you can stream below.Check out the full show recap and video here. You can see the setlist below.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/3/16Set 1: The Wedge, Heavy Things, Tube, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Sparkle > Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice > Guelah Papyrus, Ocelot > Scent of a Mule[1], PossumSet 2: Soul Shakedown Party, The Moma Dance[2] > Twist > Joy > Breath and Burning, Axilla > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Show of LifeEncore: Rock and RollNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Luminalast_img read more

Smart suit improves physical endurance

first_imgThe Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that it has received a $2.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a smart suit that helps improve physical endurance for soldiers in the field.The novel wearable system would potentially delay the onset of fatigue, enabling soldiers to walk longer distances, and also potentially improve the body’s resistance to injuries when carrying heavy loads.Lightweight, efficient, and nonrestrictive, the proposed suit will be made from soft wearable assistive devices that integrate several novel Wyss technologies. One is a stretchable sensor that would monitor the body’s biomechanics without the need for the typical rigid components that often interfere with motion. The system could potentially detect the onset of fatigue. Additionally, one of the technologies in the suit may help the wearer maintain balance by providing low-level mechanical vibrations that boost the body’s sensory functions.The new smart suit will be designed to overcome several of the problems typically associated with current wearable systems, including their large power requirements and rigid overall structures, which restrict normal movement and can be uncomfortable.Although the DARPA project is focused on assisting and protecting soldiers in the field, the technologies being developed could have many other applications as well. For instance, similar soft-wearable devices hold the potential to increase endurance in the elderly and help improve mobility for people with physical disabilities.Conor Walsh, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Wyss core faculty member, will lead this interdisciplinary program. The program will include collaborations with core faculty member Rob Wood and Wyss Technology Development Fellow Yong-Lae Park, for developing soft sensor technologies, and with core faculty member George Whitesides, for developing novel soft interfaces between the device and the wearer. Wood is also the Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering at the SEAS, and Whitesides is also the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard. Sang-bae Kim, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ken Holt, associate professor at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will also play key roles on the project.Also working on the project will be several members of the Wyss Advanced Technology Team who will oversee the testing of prototypes in the Wyss Institute’s biomechanics lab, using motion-capture capabilities that can measure the impact of the suit on specific muscles and joints.“This project is a excellent example of how Wyss researchers from different disciplines work side by side with experts in product development to develop solutions to difficult problems that might not otherwise be possible,” said Donald Ingber, Wyss founding director and the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology in the Department of Pathology.last_img read more

‘Captain Okunbo at 60’ Pro-Am Invitation Golf Tournament Ends TodayÂ

first_img“We have witnessed competitive golfing actions since Monday when the caddy category through Tuesday while the professionals tournament takes centre stage on same day for their final match.“So, today, being the final day, the guests ladies and special guests will open the day tee-off by 6.30am, just after the amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 follow in the same order while the professional final match day tee-off immediately which will eventually lead to the closing and presentation of prizes later in the evening.” MD/CEO Kaydees said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The weeklong golfing activities at the Captain Hosa Okunbo at 60 Pro-Am Invitation Golf Tournament holding at the Benin Club golf course, Benin City will come to end today.The golf tournament which teed-off on Monday February 12, featured about 300 professional and amateur golfers who came from different golf clubs across the country for the event put together by the Benin Club Golf Section in honour of the philanthropist, who also is the patron of Benin Club.The chief host of the tournament, Kingsley Ehi Okunbo, the MD/CEO of Vision Air Products, expressed satisfaction at the turnout of golfers taking part in the tournament that teed-off in honour of Captain Hosa said the tournament has lived up to expectation.Okunbo remarked that earmarking the sum of five million naira as prize money for the professional golfers was the highest in the history of the professional golfers in Nigeria, adding that various other prizes would be awarded to all those who distinguished themselves at the event.Meanwhile, part of the activities outlined for the closing day is the amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 follow in the same order while the professional final match day tee-off immediately which will eventually lead to the closing and presentation of prizes later in the evening.last_img read more

Breaking News: Boxer Abdul Omar qualifies for Rio Olympic Games

first_imgJoy Sports can exclusively confirm that flyweight boxer Abdul Omar has qualified for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio in August. Omar who made it to the semi finals of a recent qualifier in Yaounde, Cameroun, failed to win the bout thus losing the opportunity to win a bronze medal to book his ticket to the games.Wahid’s story however saw a turn-around after the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation’s (GABF) President, Gideon Quartey received a letter from AIBA indicating Omar had been qualified. This special quota was granted after AIBA reviewed all the semi final bouts.Speaking exclusively to Joy Sports, Mr Gideon Quartey said the development was a positive sign as the boxer had worked hard at the Yaounde qualifier. “I was notified by AIBA through a letter. The boxer fought well at the competition and merits this decision. What is left is for us to work harder to ensure he puts up medal winning performances in Rio,” he said.  Ghana’s Amateur Boxing team, the Black Bombers presented 12 boxers at the Yaounde Qualifiers but were unsuccessful at getting into the medal zone to book their places at the multi sport event in Brazil.Omar, who is also a bronze medalist from the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland two years ago will be making his Olympic debut. He recently made the headlines for launching a plea to the Sports Ministry of Ghana for a promise of 3000 US Dollars made him, to be redeemed. He was one of only two sportsmen from Ghana to have won medals at the Glasgow Games but is yet to receive the amount which was promised by the government ahead of the event. Added to the news of Omar’s qualification is the fact that the Black Bombers have one final opportunity to qualify more boxers to the Rio Olympics.The final qualifier event comes off in Azaberdjan in June this year and should provide an opening for the boxers to explore and answer the roll call for the boxing event. The team has set in motion a programme to ensure the ills of the previous qualifier in Yaounde, Cameroun are rectified.–Follow Nathaniel Attoh @niiattoh5 on twitter, @citizenattoh on instagram and Nathaniel Attoh Citizen Attoh on Facebook  –Follow Nathaniel Attoh @niiattoh5 on twitter, @citizenattoh on instagram and Nathaniel Attoh Citizen Attoh on Facebook– See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2016/March-18th/ghanas-olympic-boxing-qualification-now-rests-on-two.php#sthash.iQiY44LF.dpuflast_img read more