Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, & Twiddle Team For 3-Day “Unbroken Train” Run

first_imgToday, Phil Lesh-owned San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads announced that it’ll be hosting a three-night run dubbed “Unbroken Train.” Unbroken Train will see performances by Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, and Twiddle over the three-night event spanning June 14th through 16th, with the groups’ members also collaborating in different forms.On Thursday, June 14th, Unbroken Train will kick off with a solo performance from Mihali, the frontman and guitarist of Twiddle, in the Grate Room. The next night, on Friday, June 15th, Midnight North—featuring Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck, Alex Jordan, and Connor O’Sullivan—will be the main attraction at the Grate Room for a show billed as “Midnight North & Frends.” It’s more than likely this show will see an appearance by some, if not all, the members of Twiddle, given that the rogue spelling of “frends” has become associated with the Vermont group—the spelling comes from Twiddle’s lyrics, “There ain’t no I in Frends,” in their song, “The Frends Theme”. Rounding out the event, on Saturday, June 16th, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band will headline Terrapin Crossroads’ outdoor Beach Park with support from all four members of Twiddle and more.The collaborations set for Unbroken Train are by no means out of left field. Twiddle, Midnight North, and Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have an ongoing history of exchanging sit-ins with one another spanning back to the 2017 edition of Twiddle’s own Tumble Down festival, when Twiddle invited the Grateful Dead bassist and his son and guitarist, Grahame Lesh, to sit-in during their set.Earlier in May, Twiddle made their headlining debut at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and during the show, Phil and Grahame came out for a rendition of “Shakedown Street”. The next night, on May 5th, when Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Leftover Salmon performed at Red Rocks, Mihali helped Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band close out the show during their encore performances of “Fire On The Mountain” and “Music Never Stopped”. Closing out the weekend run, on Sunday, May 6th, Mihali performed an intimate “Mihali & Frends” set at Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, which saw sit-ins from Phil and Grahame Lesh and Midnight North’s Elliott Peck and Alex Jordan, in addition to members of Twiddle, Thievery Corporation, Dopapod, Stick Figure, and Turbo Suit.Tickets for the upcoming Unbroken Train run at Terrapin Crossroads from June 14th to 16th are on-sale now. You can snag tickets, including a three-night package, at Terrapin Crossroads’ website here.last_img read more

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Change in the air at HSPH

first_imgThis is one of a series of occasional stories on the measures that Schools at Harvard are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.While testing a new air-monitoring system in a laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Daniel O. Beaudoin intentionally spilled a small amount of acetone on the floor. The system detected the substance, increased airflow to the space, and cleared the air in just 36 minutes. The acetone melted the wax right off the floor tiles, a small price to pay for improved safety — and sustainability.In 2008, Harvard President Drew Faust announced the University’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent from 2006 levels by 2016 (including growth). To date, HSPH has cut its emissions by 19 percent, and the School’s investments in energy efficiency have resulted in savings of more than $1.3 million per year since 2006.Systems installed in laboratories have contributed significantly to the School’s energy savings. (Many are from Aircuity, a Newton, Mass., sustainable design company.) Labs require a constant supply of fresh air that must be cleaned, heated or cooled, and humidified. After this intensive process, none of the treated air can be recirculated.Each Aircuity system at HSPH reduces energy consumption by adjusting the number of air changes per hour in a lab based on actual conditions in the space.“The Aircuity system pulls columns of air from a lab through a vacuum pump to a centralized station with a series of sensors,” said Beaudoin, manager of operations, energy, and utilities at HSPH. “The sensors in the central station monitor temperature, humidity, small particulate matter, large particulate matter, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and total volatile organic compounds. Based on real-time readings, the system will adjust the ventilation rates in the lab.”When no research is being conducted, it is unnecessary to run air changes at a high rate, so the system decreases airflow. Conversely, when sensors detect a chemical spill, the system ramps up to the maximum number of air changes per hour to flush out the space. With the exception of biosafety level 3 labs (where researchers deal with lethal bacteria and viruses), all labs in the François-Xavier Bagnoud Building have been outfitted with Aircuity systems over the past two years.Other HSPH buildings benefit as well.LED lighting and motion sensors installed throughout HSPH have also resulted in significant electricity savings. In the Kresge Building, high-efficiency LED lights replaced incandescent and fluorescent fixtures in all the offices renovated last summer. On the ninth floor of the building alone, the total number of watts expended per square foot was cut by more than 50 percent.A 43,000-square-foot former schoolhouse at 90 Smith St., renovated to house HSPH administrative offices, is 100 percent LED-lit. Completed in February, the building was designed in compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commercial interior guidelines. HSPH also has worked with local utilities to maximize energy efficiency, and learned from the New Buildings Institute’s “core performance guide.” Based on energy modeling, an “advanced building” may perform as much as 45 percent better than code.Beaudoin and other operations personnel often collaborate with student and staff groups on campus. The Environmental Health and Sustainability Club at HSPH, started in 2007, has hosted park cleanups, designed water bottles for first-year students, and organized volunteer events with the Food Project, a Massachusetts urban farming program.“Right now we’re working to create a speaker series about the effect of climate change on health,” said HSPH doctoral student Peter James, one of the club’s founding members and its current president. “For example, changing temperature distributions may lead to increased infectious disease transmission. It’s an emerging area of research.”An HSPH sustainability group, eco-opportunity, holds monthly meetings to discuss sustainability initiatives.“It’s one of the premier models for Green Teams campuswide, as far as having representation from each department in the School and implementing things as a team,” said Longwood sustainability manager Claire Berezowitz, who heads eco-opportunity along with Tiffany Colt, assistant facilities manager at HSPH. “The composting program that started a couple years ago was largely the result of work done by eco-opportunity.”Sebastian’s Café, the HSPH cafeteria, has full composting and recycling and no longer sells bottled water. Led by general manager Laurie Torf, the café was the first Harvard food service facility to earn a Green Restaurant Certification from the Green Restaurant Association of America.This month, eco-opportunity is holding its third “Take the Stairs” competition to encourage walking instead of using the elevator. An online tracking system helps participants follow their progress. In the 2010 competition, students, faculty, and staff collectively climbed 44,396 flights of stairs.“We did Mount Kilimanjaro the first year and Mount McKinley last year,” said Berezowitz. “It’s really gotten the word out about eco-opportunity, and it’s something to engage everyone at the School in sustainability.”last_img read more

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Tony Nominee Montego Glover & More Join Cast of It Shoulda Been You on Broadway

first_img Related Shows It Shoulda Been You Glover earned a Tony nomination in 2010 for her performance as Felicia in Memphis; she also appeared in The Color Purple. In addition to Once, Zien most recently appeared on Broadway in The Big Knife; he is perhaps most known for his performance in Into the Woods. His additional stage credits include The People in the Picture, Les Miserables and The Boys from Syracuse. Nathan’s Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Chicago. Featuring music by Barbra Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, It Shoulda Been You follows a Jewish bride as she readies to marry her Catholic boyfriend. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel, leaving the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after. View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 Tony nominee Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Once alum Anne L. Nathan and more have joined the cast of It Shoulda Been You. They join a previously announced group of stars that includes Tony winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka. The David Hyde Pierce-helmed musical will begin performances on March 17, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. The cast will also include Josh Grisetti, Michael X. Martin, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Farrell and Mitch Greenberg, as well as the previously announced Lisa Howard and Edward Hibbert.last_img read more

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Road Trip

first_imgLike many other young people, plant pathology graduate student Russell Ingram’s friends have an epic road trip planned for this summer. The difference is that instead of setting off for a music festival in the desert or visiting a beach, Ingram’s pals are hitting the road in search of jobs.About two-dozen graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will set off this July for the breadbasket of America in order to meet with potential employers and research partners.Ingram and his fellow students know that a degree by itself, even a graduate degree, isn’t enough to land the job of your dreams. They’re going straight to potential employers to find out what they want from potential applicants. Think of it as a career fair, but in reverse, Ingram said.The students, who are studying in the departments of entomology, plant pathology and crop and soil sciences, will travel by bus July 18–21 to visit the headquarters of Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center for their midseason diagnostic workshop.“Agricultural companies such as Dow provide some of the top-paying and most sought-after jobs in industry,” Ingram said. “I thought the most efficient means of learning the wants and needs of the industry was to go straight to the source and let them tell us what they are looking for in a potential employee.“The added benefit to visiting the Dow campus is that students will have the opportunity to meet with (human resources) staff, the summer internship committee and crop protection leaders to discuss internship and job opportunities. The ultimate goal for this trip will be to help at least one student get an internship or a job offer.”Ingram secured enough grant money so that each student is only paying $50 for the four-day trip. Dow provided $3,500 in funding through its Dow Aid-to-Education program. He also collected about $5,000 in funding through the departments represented and from a grant provided by the Society of Aspiring Plant Pathologists.“These graduate students are to be commended for taking the initiative to travel to the headquarters of Dow AgroSciences to learn about career opportunities,” said Jean Bertand, the assistant dean for instruction at CAES, who was instrumental in securing the grant funding that made the trip a reality. “They are positioning themselves to be well-informed, which will serve them well when it is time to get a job.”To follow along on their road trip visit blog.caes.uga.edu/cropprotection or follow the students on Twitter @UGACropCareers.For more information about the departments of entomology, plant pathology and crop and soil sciences and other graduate programs at CAES, please visit students.caes.uga.edu/graduate.html.last_img read more

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How to market to people not like you

first_imgI recently had the opportunity to hear Kelly McDonald keynote a session at the National Speakers Association on “How to Market To People Not Like You.” It is based on a book with a similar title: Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You: How To Delight and Engage the Customers Your Competitors Don’t Understand.“If I can figure out what you value, I can get into your wallet,” McDonald said. When defining diversity, she went on to explain that she actually doesn’t like that word. “It’s really more about people who are not like you,” she said. For example, she does not have children so those people that have kids are not like her. Therefore, people not like you comes in many forms: gender, religion, age, generation, ethnicity, geographic, etc. (this list is endless).“Understanding someone different from you means understanding their life,” McDonald added.She offered six strategies for marketing to people not like you:Be relevant—“You need to identify what people want and then give it to them,” McDonald said. She noted that Target succeeded where K-Mart failed because Target’s strategy of “style on a budget” resonated with women. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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CUs go HELOC crazy

first_imgI had a sense that more credit unions were getting involved with HELOC’s but I didn’t know how big the trend was until I read this article in today’s American Banker. The paper reports that the growth in credit union HELOC lending combined with an overall decline in the number of HELOC accounts has sent the share of HELOC’s owned by credit unions soaring. In fact, credit unions now hold 13.16% of the HELOC market up from 9.63% in 2015. The graph accompanying today’s blog underscores just how big the increase has been.What’s even more interesting is the reason the article points to for the trend. While banks are still holding back the reigns with more conservative underwriting standards, credit unions are more comfortable with underwriting loans based in part on comfort with the member’s payment history. Ezra Becker, a senior Vice President at Trans Union Financial Service Business Unit points out, “credit unions do a good job working with member loyalty so they may be willing to make a loan that another institution may be unwilling to make.”Now for a boring compliance reminder. This increased interest in HELOC’s is coming just as changes to HMDA regulations mean that any institution that makes more than 500 home equity loans a year as of January 1, 2018, and meets other compliance thresholds, will now have to report these loans. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Honda recalls 85,000 cars in Indonesia over faulty fuel pumps

first_imgAutomotive firm PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) announced on Wednesday a recall of 85,025 cars of the Honda brands, over suspected faulty fuel pumps.The company identified such pumps in their Brio, Mobilio, Jazz, BR-V, HR-V, CR-V, City, Civic and Accord models built between 2017 and 2019. The move is to prevent cases where engines die abruptly or do not start at all, the company statement reads. The component replacement service will also be free of charge at official Honda workshops. “We urge and remind customers with identified vehicles to immediately take their cars to an official Honda garage,” HPM service & parts assistant general manager Denny MT said in a statement, adding that the recall was in the interest of customer safety.Denny added that some garages offered vehicle pick-up services.The company estimates the replacement to take between 60 and 90 minutes.Honda has claimed to have contacted the registered owners of the vehicles. However, Honda car owners may check whether or not their cars require servicing by visiting HPM’s official site or by calling their customer care number during work hours.Customers can also book a fuel pump replacement through their mobile application Honda e-Care, which is available on both the App Store and Google Play.Honda also urges contacted car owners who have given away their vehicles to inform the company, so the company can contact the new owner.Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on Passage of Health Care Bill in U.S. House

first_img Healthcare,  Human Services,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement condemning the passing of the health care bill by the United State House of Representatives:“This is a sad day for millions of Pennsylvania families who now continue to worry about their access to health care. I will continue to fight to save health care access and consumer protections that help protect the health and financial security of Pennsylvanians. While some in Washington are celebrating today as a victory, this shallow and shameful attempt to score political points at the expense of the sick, poor, elderly and disabled will not soon be forgotten. I thank the Republicans and Democrats who voted ‘no’ today. We can only hope that the United States Senate cares more about the people they were elected to serve.” Governor Wolf Statement on Passage of Health Care Bill in U.S. House SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 04, 2017last_img read more

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Ripley County politician, former educator arrested for sexual misconduct charges

first_imgVersailles, In. —(Updated 3/26/18 12:32 p.m.)  Indiana State Police say they arrested former Jac-Cen-Del assistant Girls Basketball coach after a two-month investigation into allegations of misconduct with children Sunday at 12:30 p.m.Police say the investigation began in February of 2018 after being notified by Jac-Cen-Del officials. During the investigation, police uncovered evidence of an inappropriate relationship between Chad Pindell, 36, of Napoleon, and a 17-year-old female player on the team. Pindell was removed from his volunteer position after the school reported the incident to police.Police say there were messages sent via social media, including photographs, and at some point, during the relationship there was sexual contact.Pindell has been charged with child seduction- a level 5 felony and dissemination of harmful material to a minor-a level 5 felony.The investigation was completed by the Indiana State Police, Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office and the Department of Children Services.**************                                 ********************* Former Jac-Cen-Del educator and girls basketball volunteer Chad Pindell has been arrested for child seduction and disseminating harmful material. The Napoleon resident is also a Republican county council member from District 3. Pindell was booked into the Ripley County Jail on Sunday.Unconfirmed reports indicate Pindell may have been involved with a member of the Jac-Cen-Del basketball team.In an email dated February 28 of 2018 superintendent Tim Taylor told WRBI News Mr. Pindell “resigned as a teacher in July, prior to the school year and also recently resigned as a volunteer coach with the basketball team.”last_img read more

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Napoli yet to finalise Osimhen’s paperwork, as Lille hire Burak as his replacement

first_img Promoted ContentHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreAmazing Ceilings From All Around The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies But Napoli officials hope to conclude the whole process latest by Monday or Tuesday. In turn, Sportitalia also reported that Lille had already secured Burak Yilmaz as Osimhen’s replacement from Besiktas. Meanwhile, An intermediary agent in the Osimhen’s Napoli transfer has also confirmed that the deal has reached the final conclusion. Andrea D’Amico told Napoli’s official radio station that it was on the home stretch. “For now, there’s silence on negotiations until the white smoke,” D’Amico told Radio Kiss Kiss. “Something’s in the process of being finalised, but I can’t say any more than that.” The agent was then asked how many coaches Gennaro Gattuso ‘liked’ the Lille forward. “Very much, he likes all good players. The Giuntoli-Gattuso axis is making Napoli stronger and stronger. “The right step for the attacker is Napoli, not Liverpool.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Imminent transfer of Nigeria and Lille striker, Victor Moses to Napoli has reached the final phase as Serie A club officials put finishing touches to the player’s paperwork. Information frittered in from Italy indicates that Napoli are expected to finalise the details of the Osimhen’s transfer on Monday, with Orestis Karnezis potentially part of the deal with Lille. According to Sportitalia, Napoli confirmed that they were at the final stage of the contract paperwork for the 21-year-old striker. Despite the reports in France of a deal worth €81m, in Italy, they have never budged from the €60m mark and that does seem more realistic for Napoli. Lille are likely to also accept a player as part of the deal and reports pointed at the third-choice goalkeeper, Orestis Karnezis. The salary seems to have been agreed at a five-year contract worth €3.5m per season plus another €0.5m in bonuses. It had been confirmed that Osimhen passed his medical last Saturday in Rome, and the whole world has been waiting to see the player unveil as soon as possible. Initially, Friday(today) was fixed for the official unveiling of the player but the paperwork process seems to be moving on snail speed. read also:‘With consistency, hard work Osimhen could surpass world best players’last_img read more

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