Aqueous Shares New Live Album From September Stream [Listen]

first_imgThough live concerts are a rarity these days, Aqueous was able to give fans the next best thing: a live album. On Monday, the Buffalo-bred jam quartet released Live! From Philadelphia September Eighteen ’20, culled from their first of two livestreams at Ardmore Music Hall this past fall.Even though Aqueous joined soundboard service Nugs back in 2017, that hasn’t stopped the group from releasing live albums. Since then, the band has put out three live albums including Element Pt. III: Best of Color Wheel Tour, a compilation of live tracks taken from their 2018 tour in support of their latest studio effort.Related: Aqueous Shares “Jump” Cover In Memory Of Eddie Van Halen [Watch]Fans certainly get their money’s worth on Live! From Philadelphia with nearly three-hours of music. The 12-track recording hosts big jams throughout, including the show opening “Mind Games” which runs for an impressive 18 minutes, only to be reprised later on in the show. This all-original concert didn’t see any debuts or notable bust outs, but did host the second-ever performances of both “6’s and 7’s” and “Say It Again”.Of all the tracks on Live! From Philadelphia, only two don’t crack double digit runtimes—one of which is the reprise of “Mind Games”. In all, this latest live record serves as a much-needed dose of Aqueous’ groove rock that is the jams, the whole jams, and nothing but the jams.Stream the new Aqueous live album, Live! From Philadelphia below, featuring cover art designed by guitarist Mike Gantzer.Aqueous – Live! From Philadelphia September Eighteen ’20last_img read more

Passenger Plane Crashes and Burns – But Every Single Person Aboard Survived

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis passenger plane destined for South Sudan was carrying 44 passengers and 5 crew members when it crashed nearby and caught fire – but miraculously, every single person aboard survived. The South Supreme plane was in a landing pattern on Sunday in Wau when the craft wavered and the pilot lost control. When it crashed, the door flew open and everyone was able to escape.RELATED: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Set to Marry the Man Who Saved HerWhile some passengers reportedly suffered injuries, they were quickly taken to the hospital after the successful evacuation.According to TIME, several UN peacekeepers from China, Bangladesh, and Nepal who were at the airport during the incident, jumped into action in order to help with the evacuation.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This Miraculous Moment With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

ASICS commits to ‘bold climate targets and accelerates climate initiatives’

first_img Related ASICS has announced it is committing to ‘set 1.5°C science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with a net-zero future by 2050’. The company notes that it is responding to what climate science indicates is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change.To accelerate progress towards the new targets, ASICS is expanding sustainability technology across its footwear range to reduce carbon emissions in the dyeing process by 45% from 2020. ASICS also reaffirms its commitment to work collaboratively to address climate change by joining the United Nation’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.In 2018, ASICS notes that it was the first sporting goods company to have its science-based targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and in June this year the first to support the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).ASICS has accelerated its actions by committing to set new targets in line with last October’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which made the case for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”ASICS was founded in 1949 with a vision to promote the health of young people through sport,” said Yasuhito Hirota, COO and President of ASICS Corporation.“ASICS remains committed to this philosophy today and to enable future generations to be active and play sport, we are committed to set ambitious targets as a core of the business strategy to help mitigate the impact of climate change.”The company adds that building a prosperous, net-zero carbon economy by 2050 requires a transformation of unprecedented pace and scale, with decisive business leadership and investment in climate solutions.ASICS plans to expand the application of resource-saving technology called solution dyeing method to more than 50% of total new products across all of the company’s shoe brands (ASICS, Onitsuka Tiger, and Häglofs) from 2020. This will mark the first time that solution dyeing has been adopted on such a large scale in the sports shoe industry.This initiative is expected to slash carbon emissions from the dyeing process by around 45% and cut water use by around 33% compared to conventional processes. These are equal to carbon emissions absorbed by more than 25,000 trees in one year and water needed for 1 million people a day.ASICS has also joined the UNFCCC’s Fashion for Global Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. By signing the Charter, ASICS notes that it is demonstrating its commitment to ensure the fashion sector is on the path to a low-carbon future.www.asics.comlast_img read more

Study: Unhappiness intensifies the avoidance of frequent losses

first_imgLinkedIn PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Yechiam: I guess my interest was aroused by a rather weird finding in decision science that people who are induced to have negative affect (e.g., by seeing a sad movie) tend to take more risk. To me, this was non-intuitive, as I felt that when a person is sad or upset she would tend to shy away from the possibility of getting more negative repercussions by taking additional risk — being more sensitized due to her current negative feeling.Indeed, in pain research it has been repeatedly observed that those in a negative mood avoid pain and have higher pain thresholds.What should the average person take away from your study?Turns out people do prefer to avoid frequent negative events when they are upset. So they avoid risks with frequent negative penalties. But they don’t mind being exposed to risk when it’s the kind that most of the time gives positive rewards. Therefore, negative mood does not lead to more sensitivity to the overall negative penalty but to its frequency – with frequent penalties being avoided more.This is also consistent with the findings that negative mood is sometimes associated with drug use and binging — these can be risky alternatives, but most of the time these activities provide positive rewards. Hence, these activities are not avoided by those with a negative mood.Another interesting finding of the current study concerns the well known phenomena that people are generally over-sensitive to frequent small losses. For instance, in behavioral experiments people don’t like gambling machines of the type that give a loss of $1 with 90% and a gain of $10 with 10%. Even though this machine is profitable on average, the common bad outcomes wash out the rarer positive ones. As it turns out, for individuals who report very high positive affectivity this tendency does not emerge: they are not over-sensitive to frequent negative penalty. By contrast, in individuals with low affectivity this tendency is aggravated.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?The findings used a laboratory study with small monetary penalties. It would be interesting to examine whether these findings also bear on people’s behavior in naturally occurring settings. For instance, do happier people explore more – and is this the result of being able to tolerate the very frequent hurdles that exploration may bring with it?The study, “Unhappiness Intensifies the Avoidance of Frequent Losses While Happiness Overcomes It“, was also co-authored by Ariel Telpaz, Stas Krupenia, and Anat Rafaeli. Share on Twitter Our level of happiness can affect our willingness to withstand frequent monetary losses, according to new research published in Frontiers in Psychology.The two-part study of 250 college students used the Iowa gambling task to uncover that unhappy individuals tended to avoid choices that resulted in frequent but minor losses. Instead, unhappy individuals tended to opt for choices that resulted in larger but rarer losses. Happier individuals, on the other hand, tended to be more willing to tolerate frequent losses if they led to positive net outcomes.PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Eldad Yechiam of the Israel Institute of Technology. Read his responses below: Sharecenter_img Email Share on Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Colts to sign Brian Hoyer to three-year, $12M deal, report says

first_imgThe Colts are shoring up their quarterback room, as they’ve agreed to terms with veteran Brian Hoyer.Indianapolis is signing the 33-year-old QB to a three-year, $12 million deal, according to NFL Network, which cites unidentified league sources. NFL free agency rumors: Veteran corner Orlando Scandrick visiting Texans Steelers, Joe Haden agree to extension, he confirms; reported 2-year deal worth $22M Former #Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer is signing with the #Colts, source said. It’s a 3-year deal worth $12M. A new home and a big spot filled behind another ex-teammate, Jacoby Brissett.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2019The Colts were thrown for a loop when Andrew Luck unexpectedly retired late last month, making Jacoby Brissett the team’s starter. While Brissett did throw for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Colts when Luck sat out the 2017 season, Hoyer will be a nice insurance policy behind him. Related Newscenter_img Hoyer competed to back up New England’s Tom Brady this preseason but lost out to rookie Jarrett Stidham and was released by the Patriots on cutdown day. However, Hoyer drew interest from at least six teams after his release, according to SiriusXM radio.Hoyer has started 37 games and thrown for 48 touchdowns, along with 30 interceptions, over his 10-year career.He’s spent time with the Patriots, Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Bears and 49ers.last_img read more