first_imgThis weekend, Phil Lesh invited a number of heavy-hitters to join him for a special three-night Phil & Friends run at his San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Friday and Saturday night served as special “Dead Blues” performances, featuring guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), keyboardist John Medeski, sacred steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier, guitarist Tash Neal (The London Souls), guitarist Grahame Lesh (Midnight North, Terrapin Family Band), and J.D. Simo, before Sunday offered a more-traditional Phil & Friends show. Sunday night once again featured Luther and Cody Dickinson, John Medeski, and Roosevelt Collier, with special guests, guitarist Anders Osborne and vocalist Nicki Bluhm.Thanks to a free stream from nugs.tv, you can watch the full show below, which featured an energetic mix of Grateful Dead originals and classic covers, below:This three-night run comes ahead of Terrapin Crossroad’s Unbroken Train run, which will see Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, and Twiddle team up in various configurations over the course of June 14th to 16th.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | San Rafael, CA | Terrapin Crossroads | 6/10/18Set I: In The Midnight Hour (LD), Deal (NB), Friend Of The Devil (AO), Bird Song (PL), Easy Wind (NB), Operator (LD), Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad (AO, NB, LD, PL)Set II: Shakedown Street (AO), Scarlet Begonias (AO, NB), The Other One > (PL) New Speedway Boogie (CD), Caution (LD), Windows (AO), Morning Dew (NB, Alex Koford), Franklin’s Tower (AO)Encore: Donor Rap, Black Muddy River (AO)last_img read more

first_imgIn June of 2017, Bruce Springsteen had unprecedented news for fans, with The Boss beginning to plan his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Stripping down his traditional arena show, Springsteen wanted to perform a smaller, more-intimate house, renting out the 975-person theater for a sold-out eight-week, five-nights-a-week run. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the pared-down, one-man live show, as the residency unfolded, the iconic musician continued to add more Broadway shows to his schedule—by the time the residency wraps up in December of this year, Bruce Springsteen will have performed 236 sold-out shows as Springsteen on Broadway.Earlier in the summer, Springsteen fans received good news, as The Boss announced a partnership with the giant streaming service Netflix for a special film commemorating his historic Broadway run, which earned him a special Tony Award in 2018. The new concert film, Springsteen on Broadway, will premiere on the final, closing night—December 15th—of Springsteen’s one-man residency at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre.On December 14th, a day before the release of his Netflix special film, Springsteen will release a double album spanning 30 tracks, which includes his spoken word introductions for each song. Springsteen on Broadway will be available in a variety of digital and hardcopy configurations, including a standard CD set and as a 4xLP vinyl set.A pre-order for the upcoming double album is currently underway here.Springsteen on Broadway Tracklist:Disc 101. Growin’ Up (Introduction)02. Growin’ Up03. My Hometown (Introduction)04. My Hometown05. My Father’s House (Introduction)06. My Father’s House07. The Wish (Introduction)08. The Wish09. Thunder Road (Introduction)10. Thunder Road11. The Promised Land (Introduction)12. The Promised LandDisc 201. Born In the U.S.A. (Introduction)02. Born In the U.S.A.03. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Introduction)04. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out05. Tougher Than the Rest (Introduction)06. Tougher Than the Rest07. Brilliant Disguise (Introduction)08. Brilliant Disguise09. Long Time Comin’ (Introduction)10. Long Time Comin’11. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Introduction)12. The Ghost of Tom Joad13. The Rising14. Dancing In the Dark (Introduction)15. Dancing In the Dark16. Land of Hope and Dreams17. Born To Run (Introduction)18. Born To RunView Full Tracklist[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

first_imgIn a sunny room on the third floor of 40 Kirkland St., a satellite building of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), three students hunched over a laptop screen. They were peering at a cluster of blood-red dots: a gravity map of petroleum infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico, including oil rigs, pipelines, and wells.Final projects are due soon for GSD-DES 9132, an advanced research seminar called “The Oceanic Turn.” The team of three — landscape architecture students Phoebe White and Erin Wythoff and design studies student Adriana Chávez — are investigating how an industrial infrastructure long associated with land is increasingly penetrating into the sea. Their test case is part of the Gulf, the whale-shaped basin to the south of the continental United States that covers more than 600,000 square miles.“We’re looking at the future,” an era of deeper energy extraction and higher importance for saltwater regions, said course instructor Pierre Bélanger, who was vetting the team’s progress. “They’re mapping the industrialization of the ocean.”That industrialization, he said, has been underway ever since workers strung a telegraphic cable across the Atlantic in the 1850s. Today, the idea is even more urgent and worthy of study, said Bélanger, in part because of the emerging realities of sea level rise.A summary report released this month by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered a “very high confidence” warning about the consequences of sea level rise, including submergence, flooding, and coastal erosion.Bélanger’s students also include a team looking into the “cold chain” infrastructure of the fishing industry. First there is the natural cold climate of the sea, a series of ocean highways that sink and rise and sink again to maintain a nutrient-rich pathway for fish. Then there is the industrial analog that reproduces that cold chain — the ships and land infrastructure that maintain, Bélanger said, “the temperatures of the sea.” (The team, which includes GSD students Maynard León and Kelly Murphy, will present its work later this year at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)“The Oceanic Turn” revisits some of the findings by scientists who decades ago started rethinking the ocean-land divide. Students in the seminar read, for instance, selections from marine biologist Rachel Carson’s “Undersea” (1951) and oceanographer Marie Tharp’s “Mapping the Ocean Floor” (1977).They pondered “Drainage Theories,” an 1867 tract by sanitary engineer George E. Waring Jr. He popularized the idea of separating septic sewage from stormwater runoff, but he also represented an idea that Bélanger said helped to mark the modern age: a feeling that cities should be dry, drained, and filled in to hide their watery backgrounds. In an age of rising seas, he said, cities should instead accommodate the realities of water, a step that someday may include surrendering urban coastlines to rising water or radically reimagining cities as entities that are half water and half land. “I’m not a designer,” said Bélanger. “I’m an un-designer.”He encourages his students to at least “look at the world as a gulf, or different gulfs,” he said during a project review on Kirkland Street, including “gulfs of extraction” that his students are studying off the coast of Louisiana. That means giving up the intellectually hegemonic “continental paradigm” now associated with industry, said Bélanger, an associate professor of landscape architecture.The course pushed students out of the comfort zone that conventional metaphors provide for oceans, including that they are sewers (for land effluent and ship trash); mines (teeming with fish); battlefields (for the navies of competing world powers); or an aqua nullius (legally, “belonging to no one”). It also upended the deepest and oldest metaphor, that oceans are vast, unknowable fonts of terror and mystery, “this appalling ocean,” novelist Herman Melville wrote, that “surrounds the verdant land.”Week by week, Bélanger’s students reconsidered ocean analogies: as ground, as territory, as shoreline, as a place for science and law, as infrastructure, as a cold chain of food production, and as a battlefield. (Bélanger and co-author Alexander S. Arroyo, M.L.A. ’13, have a  book underway that includes a case study of “logistic islands,” the atolls and archipelagos claimed by the U.S. military for its military supply chains.)One week this month, the students also considered the metaphor of the oceans as landscape, talking with seminar guests Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, Canadian filmmakers, who were in Cambridge for the New England debut of their documentary “Watermark.” The film is a sensual, world-sweeping, impressionistic look at humanity’s links to water, its sources, controls, ecological stresses, and diversity of uses, from farms, waterfronts, and fishing grounds to places of retreat and pleasure — as with surfers at California’s Huntington Beach and worshippers at India’s Kumbh Mela festival. The film’s stars include ice core researchers in Greenland, Chinese abalone farmers, and farmers stranded in the desert delta of the Colorado River, which no longer reaches the sea.“The Oceanic Turn” is a research seminar, and film is a medium that deserves its place in the academy, said Bélanger. “Video is the new paper.”The course has a bigger task too, one that is unfolding in other ways at design schools at Harvard and elsewhere. “It’s to turn our attention to the oceans of the world,” Bélanger said. “The wet world.”The Harvard-Netherlands Project is a binational collaboration on climate change, water, and land development. Its director and principal investigator, Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, has overseen two related studios since then (Bélanger co-taught one). Kayden has co-taught a spring 2012 course on urban responses to sea level rise, and he organized two conferences last year that touched on urban water challenges: one on public spaces and another on green infrastructure for city parks. “The Oceanic Turn” accelerates a proven theme already at Harvard and confronting the urban world, said Kayden: “living with water.”Later this year, a multidisciplinary, Harvard-wide Urban Oceans Project will officially launch. “The intention,” said Bélanger, “is to take this oceanic turn, and to do it publicly and visibly.”Among other Harvard faculty involved in the project: GSD Professor of Urban Theory Neil Brenner, co-organizer of a planned 2015 Radcliffe Symposium on “The Urban Ocean” and lead instructor in a studio this spring on the urbanized Arctic; Rosetta Elkin, the Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow at GSD and a lecturer in landscape architecture; John Gendall, an instructor in urban planning and design who along with visiting GSD professor Henk Ovink is teaching a studio this spring on New England’s coastal vulnerabilities; and Michael Van Valkenburgh, GSD’s Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, who is teaching a studio this spring called “The Ocean State.”Grasping this new predominance of ocean thinking is big, long-term work, like a huge ship making a “nine-point turn,” Bélanger said. “We have to educate ourselves first.”last_img read more

first_imgShop for groceries lastIf you’re running several errands, make the grocery store yourlast stop, she said, since cold foods must stay cold. When youget home, quickly put away the foods that need to be refrigeratedor frozen.To encourage little eaters to reach for fresh fruits and veggies,put them at kid’s-eye-level in your refrigerator.”This will encourage them to eat them,” Hanula said. “The samegoes for raw vegetables. Have them ready-to-eat and clearlyvisible in the refrigerator. Making nutritional food choicesaccessible for children is really a good idea at snack time.” Buy quick fixes, tooDon’t forget convenience foods for quick family meals. “Choosefoods you can prepare quickly for days when you’re on the run,”she said. “A dozen eggs, canned soup, frozen pizza, a jar ofspaghetti sauce and pasta are just a few items that can betransformed into quick meals for your family.” When you have your list in hand and you’re ready to head to thesupermarket, Hanula said, leave your kids with a sitter. Anddon’t headout hungry.”Shopping on an empty stomach can ruin your budget plan,” shesaid. “And little helpers tossing in items they’d like cansabotage your plan, too.”Reducing the number of times you shop will keep your food billdown, too. “If you try to make just one trip to the grocery storeeach week, you’ll also save on fuel costs,” Hanula said. “Nowthat gasoline prices are so high, it can make a real differencein your budget.” Don’t waste food”Up to 25 percent of all edible food goes to waste,” Hanula said.”That’s just like throwing money away, so you should definitelyplan how you’ll use those leftovers.”Hanula says planning your household menus ahead of time is a goodidea nutritionally. She recommends setting aside 30 minutes toplan your family’s weekly meals. Once you’ve completed one week’smenu list, she said, save it and use it again in three or fourweeks.”Most of us don’t vary the foods we eat from month to month,” shesaid. “Of course, there are some seasonal differences to accountfor.”When planning menus, she said, remember fruits and vegetables.Buy them fresh to eat first, and stock up on canned and frozenones to eat later in the week.center_img By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA grocery list and a little preplanning can lead to a lower foodbill and a healthier diet, a University of Georgia expert says.”You’re more likely to include a variety of foods and to includefruits and vegetables if you shop from a list,” said Gail Hanula,a nutrition specialist with the UGA Extension Service. “This canlead to your family eating a healthier diet while you savemoney.”Save money? Shopping lists help food shoppers take advantage ofweekly store specials, she said. They also help you make wise useof leftovers.last_img read more

first_imgEngaged couples in Forsyth County are being sought for the pre-marital preparation and relationship enhancement program provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Couples can enroll for a series of six one-on-one sessions with a trained counselor or attend an all-day workshop. One-on-one sessions will be determined by the schedules of the participants and counselors. A day-long program, limited to 12 couples, is scheduled for March 20 at the Sharon Springs Community Building located at Sharon Springs Park. Registration for either option is $60, but couples who complete the program will qualify for a $35 discount on their marriage license. For more information, visit www.gamarriages.com or contact Michele Melton, Forsyth County FACS extension agent, at 770-887-2418 or [email protected]last_img read more

first_img “In Haiti there are resources now from all of Latin America; it’s south-south cooperation, which is a kind of help that no one thought about ten or fifteen years ago and that is now coming to the fore in Latin America,” Casanova told reporters in Lima. The International Federation’s representative recalled that the earthquake in Haiti “has had a very significant impact” on the aid that humanitarian organizations usually offer in emergencies of this kind, and as a result, it will be necessary to make use of resources that might have been dedicated to other disasters. The representative welcomed Peruvian president Alan García’s offer to finance the rebuilding of Haitian schools with ten million dollars, as part of a hundred-million-dollar fund announced yesterday in Quito by the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Casanova added that “the initiative that the governments of South America have taken in creating a fund and directing their support toward Haiti strikes me as an excellent example of a new model of cooperation.” center_img The Andean regional representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Fernando Casanova, speaking in Lima, highlighted Latin America’s economic and humanitarian cooperation for Haitian recovery, because this kind of south-south aid did not exist ten or fifteen years ago. By Dialogo February 12, 2010last_img read more

first_img December 15, 2000 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Jacksonville firm offers incentive to become certified Jacksonville firm offers incentive to become certified Associate Editor At the Rogers Towers law firm in Jacksonville, a $1,000 incentive is offered to anyone in its 70-member firm who takes the board certification plunge.“We recognized there’s an effort involved and time involved, and we pay for any expenses. This is a small way that the firm can go on record to say, `This is a good thing,’”said managing partner Doug Ward.“We decided that it was a worthwhile thing for our partners to aspire to, not only with the process to sharpen their skills, but obviously the perception that they had attained a level of speciality and expertise that would be heightened.”But even though Ward is a booster of board certification, he admits he is not board certified himself.“I’m embarrassed to say I went to a real estate certification course, which I found to be very good and of high quality,” Ward said. “And then I was signed up to take the exam, had a conflict and thought, `I’ll get back to it.’”That was five years ago — and he never did.And that epitomizes the challenge faced by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education that has been brainstorming ideas for increasing the numbers of board certified lawyers.Sure, being a board certified lawyer sounds impressive. Yes, it’s a good thing for bolstering a lawyer’s skills in an area of specialization, as well as an important refocusing on ethics. No doubt it instills even more confidence in the client who hires that lawyer and improves the public’s perception of lawyers.Yet only about 3,600 of more than 60,000 Florida lawyers are actually board certified.BLSE Chair Elizabeth Russo said she appreciates any efforts made by firms or government agencies to encourage their lawyers to become certified — whether it’s offering financial incentives or by setting a personal example.“We hope there comes a time when passing the bar exam is the first goal, and automatically the next goal is to become board certified,” Russo said.But she knows that will take time.The Florida Bar’s board certification program is only 18 years old, compared to the medical profession that began its board certification program in 1917.And it is still a tough sell to seasoned lawyers, Russo said.“Lawyers who are very successful think two things: Why do I need it? I’ve been without it all these years and I’m doing fine. And then there’s the fear of failing the exam,” said Russo, who is board certified in appellate practice.Ward, at Rogers Towers, agrees.“Those seasoned lawyers are so far away from taking exams that the thought of it is not pleasant,” Ward said. “And their practices are pretty well settled. They may not see the real advantage to them in going through the rigors of it. There are both psychological and practical factors in their consideration.”The youngest members of the firm are still learning the ropes and building confidence. It’s the mid-level lawyers of the firm that have taken him up on the $1,000 offer to become board certified, he said, though he didn’t have an exact tally of how many lawyers in his firm are board certified since the incentive program began six years ago.Elliot Zisser, a member of BLSE, brought the Rogers Towers financial incentive example to the attention of the group.“I am delighted with the encouragement of certification by any and all law firms and any incentive to boost the certification process,” Zisser said.“I think it’s a benefit not only to the public, by getting more certified lawyers, but to the law firms by elevating the status of its own members.”The Attorney General’s office is another workplace that offers financial incentives of up to $1,500 for its lawyers to become board certified.Of the agency’s 390 licensed attorneys, 32 are board certified, said Executive Deputy Attorney General Bruce Meeks.“Attorney General Bob Butterworth does encourage attorneys to strive for board certification. He feels it is evidence of special knowledge, skills and proficiency in areas of practice,” said Meeks, who admitted he is not board certified, but was quick to add: “But I am rated by Martindale Hubbell.”The BLSE’s primary aim has been to promote certification to the 45-and-under crowd, as well as stressing its importance to young lawyers coming out of law school, Russo said.Besides passing a rigorous exam in an area of competency, lawyers go through a peer review, in which lawyers and judges are called to comment on the lawyer’s skills and ethics.The BLSE wants to encourage veteran lawyers to set an example to the lawyers who come behind them.“If I’m an appellate lawyer and some of the top appellate lawyers don’t bother, it sends mixed signals to younger lawyers,” Russo said. “They think, `Wait a minute, Lawyer X, who is well known as one of the best appellate lawyers, isn’t board certified.’ All we can do is encourage them to try.”Because the certification process also focuses on ethics, Russo said, it can help diminish problems with the public’s negative perception of lawyers.“Where we’d like to end up is being board certified is a badge of honor,” Russo said, “but not having it is a badge of shame.”last_img

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first_imgHamilton: Rohit Sharma hit two sixes off the last two balls of the Super Over to take India to a series win over New Zealand in Hamilton. India needed 10 to win off the last two balls and Rohit sent Tim Southee over long-on and long-off to get India over the line.This was India’s first Super Over contest and Rohit said he did not really know what to expect and looked to stay calm at the crease.“I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or just take a single, try and put pressure on the last three or four balls of the over. I just wanted to stay still and was waiting for the bowler to make a mistake,” he pointed.Rohit was the top scorer for India in their innings too. He had scored 65 off 40 balls as part of a whirlwind opening partnership with K.L. Rahul before falling to Hamish Bennett.“The pitch was good and I was trying to stay still, see what I could do. Good performance with the bat, little disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though, should have carried on for a while.“I wanted to bat normally, I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the important players need to step up and get counted.” (IANS)Also Read: Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami shine as India beat New Zealand in Super OverAlso Watch: AASU and AAGSU reaction on Government of India signing Bodoland Accord with NDFBlast_img read more

first_imgTHE Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (Enmore CCCC) will be hosting several T20 cricket matches as part of its anniversary celebration on Sunday at the Enmore Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara.Several past and present national players are expected to showcase their T20 skills in what promises to be an action-packed day.For the first time at the former first-class venue, hardball cricket will be played under artificial lights with 2016 T20 champions- Strathavon SC, along with Helena Number One and Two and Enmore CCCC competing for the Lakeram Ramkelawan Memorial Cup and cash prizes.In the supporting games, Everest CC will take on Enmore Masters while Upper East Coast will battle Lower East Coast for bragging rights.The first game will commence at 09:30hrs, with the final being played under floodlights. Popular music system, food and drink bars will also be available, along with games for children and a raffle.This event is sponsored by Rajin Auto Paint, Nexa Autocolor, R.Kissoon Construction Service, Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs, Radesh Furniture Est. D&E Tent Rental, Navindra Latchman, Cone Island, Banks DIH, SE Auto Sales and Auto Spares, Cricket Zone USA and Young Takers Sound System.All funds will go towards the Enmore CCCC cricket programme and cricket tour to Trinidad and Tobago. Admission to the venue is free.See team lists below.Enmore CCCC: Bheemraj Ramkelawan, Rudolph Singh, Gavin Moriah, Satesh Jainarine, Imran Hassan, Ranjeet Heeralall, Navindra Gobin, Chris Surat, Yuvraj Dyal, C. Mars, J. Persaud and C. Balgobin.Helena Number One and Two: K. Seedyal, D. Singh, T. Singh, R. Ramkissoon, S. Sattaur, Q. Holder, G. Gopaul, N. Persaud, A. Ramsarran, J. Persaud and T. Seedyal.Strathavon SC: Gobinraj Hemraj, Mohan Ronald, Richard Chatura, Ganesh Sugrim, Seechand Budhu, Zaki Salim, Qaiaram Hemraj, Kevin Latiff, Rovin Hemraj, Naresh Samaroo, Jermain Tyndall, Aditya Ramnarain and Chatterpaul Hemraj.Everest Masters: Rajesh Singh, Sahadeo Hardaiow, Basil Persaud, Hemraj Garbarran, Saheen Mohamed, Imtiaz Sadik, Rohan Sarjoo, David Harper, Johnny Azeez, Rakesh Gangaram, Ronald Jaisingh, Satyendra Khemraj, Ramesh Narine and Anil Beharry.Enmore Masters: Shameer Shahib, Anil Persaud, Chaitram Ramlall, Winston London, Ganeshram Diaram, Wystan Luke, Seemangal Yadram, Chatterpaul Singh, Bashur Khan, Vishwanauth Gobin, Deonarine Mangal, Latchman Yadram, Bheemraj Ramkelawan and Adrian Persaud.Lower East Coast: Suresh Boodhoo, Randy Dhanraj, Ravi Singh, Assad Mohamed, Bharrat Samaroo, Kevin Kowlessar, Floyd James, Sewchand Sanichar, Sherwin Hassanah, Jermaine Martins, Anthony Ifill, Shekdar Seopaul and Cordel Mars.Upper East Coast: Mortimer King, Kishan DaSilva, Arif Samad, Keon Roberts, Suresh Chamandat, Shailendra Singh, Hemraj Garbarran, Narindra Singh, Darshan Persaud, Gavin Moriah, Anthony Fraser and Suresh Jainarine.last_img read more