Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins Jams With Kung Fu At Wanee [Listen]

first_imgWanee Music Festival hosted some of the best jam bands in the game, with plenty of cross collaborations to keep the already unique lineup even more interesting. Kung Fu played a killer set on Saturday afternoon, welcoming Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins on keys for a “Joyride” > “Cars” jam, hours before UM would take the same stage for a late-night festival closing mash-up set.The performance was a musical highlight of the weekend, featuring fan-favorites “The Get Down, “S’all Good” and “Samurai.” You can listen to the full audio below, courtesy of taper Butch Almberg:Tomorrow, Kung Fu is hosting a “Get Out and Vote For Bernie” benefit concert at The Hall at MP, in Brooklyn, NY with special guest support from an all-star cast, including Phish’s Jon Fishman, Dead & Company’s Oteil Burbridge, and Trey Anastasio Band’s Natalie Cressman, along with Kat Wright, Jason Hann of SCI/EOTO, DJ Logic, LoveDeep, and more. Additional details about the event can be found here.Also from Wanee, you can watch videos and stream the audio from these very special performances: Gov’t Mule with Jack Pearson, Billy & The Kids with Warren Haynes and Eric Krasno, Warren Haynes with Les Brers, Umphrey’s McGee’s mash-up set, Warren Haynes sit-in with Widespread Panic for ZZ Top covers, and Karl Denson with Melvin Seals & JGB. Enjoy!Kung Fu @ Wanee Music Festival 4/16/16:Daddy D, Vroom, Paragon, The Get Down, Speed Bump Of Your Life, Hollywood, Joyride* > Cars*, Joyride, S’all Good, Scrab, Samurai* w/ Joel Cumminslast_img read more

Harvard hosting HUBweek

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBS-3MJPUOM” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/HBS-3MJPUOM/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> HUBweek’s opening event at 4 p.m. Sunday will at Faneuil Hall, moving  from its original location at Fenway Park due to predictions of bad weather.Innovative thinkers of all stripes have long found their niches in Boston, and next month game changers in art, science, and technology will harness that collective energy for HUBweek, a new citywide ideas festival.As one of the four founders — joining MIT, The Boston Globe, and Massachusetts General Hospital — Harvard has organized 18 of the week’s 80-plus events. Eight Harvard Schools, three centers, and two museums are hosting or co-hosting discussions, panels, demonstrations, presentations, and other gatherings in Cambridge, Longwood, and Allston to bring their big ideas from labs and classrooms to the public.“Boston has long been home to big questions and big breakthroughs, and Harvard has thrived in the rich intellectual ecosystem of Boston and Cambridge,” said President Drew Faust. “HUBweek promises to marshal new ideas and solutions in spheres ranging from climate change to innovative government to brain science, and we are excited to be a part of it.”Renowned Harvard Professor Michael Sandel will lead thousands of area residents, many of them students from local universities, in exploring ethical inquiries on the meaning of citizenship at the marquee opening event on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Faneuil Hall (originally at Fenway).Much like his massive “Justice” classes conducted around the world, attracting thousands of participants in locales as far-flung as the Sydney Opera House and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Sandel will create an opportunity for the gathered audience, along with a celebrity panel featuring Yo-Yo Ma ’76, Arianna Huffington, Alexis Wilkinson ’15, and others, to engage in accessible discussion and debate around provocative questions that often go unaddressed in public discourse.“At a time when science and technology are transforming the way we live, it’s important to have a public discussion of the values that should guide these transformations,” explained Sandel. “At a time when political discourse consists of sound bites and partisan shouting matches, there is a great hunger — among students and citizens generally — to reason together about big moral and civic questions.”HUBweek on the horizon HUBweek is an invitation to wander. To ask why and why not. To be a part of something bigger. And to celebrate the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built in Greater Boston. Join robots, change-makers, leaders and the curious from Oct. 3-10 for a series of events, unexpected experiences and celebrations taking place all across the city. One potentially transformative technology up for discussion during HUBweek is precision medicine. This latest focus in medical science, which as a practice area garnered presidential notice and federal funding earlier this year, enables doctors to use data points to better compare patients with other patients who share the same environment or genetics — instead of just a patient who shares the same symptoms — in order to more accurately pinpoint problems and solutions.“It’s still countercultural to talk about widespread sharing of data to advance in science,” said Isaac Kohane, head of Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) newest division, the Department of Biomedical Informatics. “Data is all-too-often quarantined by researchers; you can’t see the big picture. Only by making the data much more shareable can you move things forward.”Despite that, precision medicine is finding fertile ground in Boston, with its preponderance of academic and professional medical weight. Kohane will join in debate with George Church, HMS professor of genetics and Wyss Institute synthetic biology platform lead, to champion and question the “Power and Promise of Precision Medicine.”“Are we going to be able to use these various data types — everything from the social web to environmental monitoring down to clinical records and molecular characterization? Can we use that to better diagnose, prognosticate, and treat?” Kohane asked. “I think we have a critical mass of both expertise and data [in Boston] across researchers and citizen scientists and patients to be able to answer those questions faster than most.”The week will also feature some cross-disciplinary pairings. Scientists will team up with businesspeople in “Engineering + Entrepreneurship: Making Robotics Fly” to demystify cutting-edge robotics through demonstration of seven robotic innovations.As terrestrial robots line up at the Harvard Stadium, and unmanned aerial vehicles — drones, in common parlance — bob and weave faster than a quarterback on the run, experts will narrate the potential real-life applications of the technologies, touching on the policy, regulatory, and societal challenges that may arise in the wake of their introduction to a widespread market. Search and rescue and agriculture are just two everyday activities that could be dramatically transformed in the near future by the use of robotics. But the sky is the limit, perhaps literally.A down-to-earth look at the potential and pitfalls of technology will come during a candid conversation between Harvard alumnus and Sony CEO Michael Lynton and Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief Adi Ignatius in “Sony After the Hack: Lessons in Leadership,” an exploration into the topic of cybersecurity and its role in the workplace.“[Lynton] and others contend that Sony had as good protection as you could get,” said Ignatius. “I want to press him on that; I think every company should press itself on that. Is it possible to be impregnable, and, if not, what do you do? We’re all pretty concerned about our systems and whether they’re adequate, and this is a way to get into that.”Harvard will host programming for curious learners, including those of smaller stature. During one of five events in Allston, the Harvard Ed Portal will be transformed into a pop-up ideas laboratory for kids when educators and researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group, the Cambridge Public Schools, and the Lesley University Makerspace put on a “no holds barred” experimental makerspace. (A “makerspace” is a location where people can gather to share resources and knowledge to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover, using a variety of tools and materials.)“The idea is really seeing the entire world around you as something you can ‘make’ with,” explained HGSE Assistant Professor Karen Brennan, who spearheaded the effort behind the makerspace. Pairing playful imaginations with technologies such as Makey Makey, littleBits, and Circuit Stickers along with everyday materials such as Legos, learners of all ages can delve or dabble according to their desires, mirroring the idea and design of HUBweek as a whole.“For me, Boston is such a passion-driven city, and the best learning takes place when it’s passion-driven. So I think to have a week that’s dedicated to that and really celebrates it, and really celebrates the diversity of people’s passions and interests. I can’t imagine a better place, in many ways,” said Brennan, although she admitted, “I’m a little biased, I love Boston.”For more information, check out a digest of Harvard activities for the week here, or register to attend events at HUBweek.org.last_img read more

Fifth Quarter events promote community after Notre Dame home games

first_imgWhile many students choose to go out to celebrate after football games, some prefer to stay on campus. To accommodate those students, Saint Mary’s continues to offer Fifth Quarter events — on-campus activities intended to engage the College community after Notre Dame athletic events.The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) — including director Gloria Jenkins and staff assistant Kaitlyn Stankiewicz — plan the Fifth Quarter events.Senior resident advisor Alyssa Rogers said she helped plan and lead several Fifth Quarter events this year to ensure the events cater to students’ needs and interests. Successful activities so far have included a movie viewing, a spa activity and trivia night, since they established a comfortable atmosphere in which students can bond, she said.“I chose [to help with] Fifth Quarter because I enjoy planning events and meeting new people on campus,” Rogers said.Rogers said Fifth Quarter events were originally intended to encourage students to stay on campus after football games, but now they have become a great alternative for students who do not like to go to the games at all.“I personally think that the events are a nice alternative to the game if you aren’t interested in football or just feel like taking a weekend off,” Rogers said. “They help build community among students on our campus, are a great way to meet new people and the actual activities are really fun this year.”Stankiewicz said this year OSI also received help from Le Mans hall director Nicole Hundt since planning Fifth Quarter events is a team effort. The events encourage a variety of ways for students to celebrate a Notre Dame victory, she said.“Not everyone is interested in the party scene or going out after the Notre Dame football games,” Stankiewicz said in an email. “And even those who do like to go out come to Fifth Quarter events because they want a fun activity on campus and they want to do something different. This benefits students because it gives them a diverse offering of events in an alcohol free safe environment.”There was also a Fifth Quarter event during freshmen orientation to provide students an alternative to Domerfest, Rogers said.“We decorated little pots and planted succulents,” Rogers said. “We also did some henna tattoos. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much interested in the event because everyone went to Domerfest. But I think it would be really successful as a Fifth Quarter event for next year.”The events garnered a solid turnout so far this year, Stankiewicz said.“Our SMC trivia event had about 25 people,” Stankiewicz said.In the spring, OSI hosts similar events called Overtime after basketball games, and ideas for this spring include boxing classes, meditation and massages, Stankiewicz said. Fifth Quarter events have been a tradition at Saint Mary’s, and Stankiewicz said OSI is pleased with the positive reception the events have received this year.Tags: Fifth Quarter, Notre Dame football, Office of Student Involvement, OSIlast_img read more

Lenders were taking too long to approve mortgages with buyers forced to extend their settlement as a result

first_imgOnce buyers made a decision on a property they were keen to get through the process as quickly as possible.LENDERS have been labelled old fashioned and too slow, with borrowers revealing they were forced to extend their property settlement as a result.When taking out a mortgage, 37 per cent of respondents to a survey of buyers, said they had experienced delays on the part of the lender.The survey by online lending platform Tic: Toc found more than three-quarters of Australian property buyers thought lenders were too slow, held up the process and were old fashioned. The survey of 1000 buyers found 84 per cent believed it took too long to assess, process and approve a loan.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoIt found Gen X were almost twice as likely as Baby Boomers to be faced with delays on the part of the lender.Tic:Toc CEO Anthony Baum, said buyers were already under stress from ever increasing property prices.He said lenders could do more to improve the home loan experience including making the most of digital and on line services.Once a decision to buy had been made, buyers were keen to get through the process quickly.About a quarter of respondents waived the cooling-off period in their purchase contract or had a shorter-term settlement.They were also fast to make a decision to buy with 44 per cent making an offer on a property on the same day they inspected it.last_img read more

Gold Coast agencies win at ‘Oscars’ of real estate industry

first_imgREIQ award winner Dane Atherton in action. Picture: Jerad WilliamsFORGET the Academy Awards — two Gold Coast real estate agencies have scooped glittering accolades in the Queensland real estate industry’s biggest night. More than 700 real estate professionals gathered at the Brisbane Royal International Convention Centre on Saturday night for the REIQ Awards for Excellence. Catherine Chillemi, Phil Chillemi, Dane Atherton and Kym Atherton at REIQ Awards 2018.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHarcourts Coastal beat seven finalists to take the top gong for ‘Large Residential Agency of the Year’.Managing director Dane Atherton said it was a “huge honour” to win the award, which was based on business performance, service to clients, marketing excellence and business development.“Our model of building a business that attracts and retains the best staff sets us apart from the rest,” Mr Atherton said.“To be acknowledged by our own industry’s governing body as the best agency in Queensland is a huge honour.”Meanwhile, Emily-Jane Megraw of LJ Hooker Nerang was awarded ‘Corporate Support Person of the Year’ at the black tie event. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said finalists and winners demonstrated “enormous commitment”.“To achieve at this level requires enormous commitment, tireless work and incredible motivation and the finalists and winners here tonight have successfully demonstrated their ability to do that,” said REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella.The Awards also celebrated the REIQ’s centennial birthday, marking 100 years of shaping theQueensland real estate profession.last_img read more

First Named Storm Could Form This Weekend

first_img Sharing is caring! Forecasters are pointing to a possible named tropical system off the southeastern US coast this weekend.There is an 80% chance of tropical development over the next five days and a 70% chance over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting.“This system is likely to become a tropical or subtropical storm by late Friday or Saturday when it is located near the northwestern Bahamas,” the National Hurricane Center said.This could be the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1 — the official start of hurricane season.If the system were named, it would be Arthur, the first name on this year’s Atlantic hurricane list.As the storm gets its act together it could come close to the East Coast early next week before getting pulled back out into the Atlantic Ocean. The most significant threats to land will be probable tropical storm-force winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous surf.“If the system were to develop, it would likely be a subtropical depression or subtropical storm,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says. “A subtropical storm is a hybrid between a regular area of low pressure (cold core) and a purely tropical system (warm core).”The NHC began giving subtropical storms a tropical cyclone name in 2002. Share 284 Views   no discussions For a subtropical storm to become a hurricane, it has to become fully tropical by establishing a warm core and then strengthen to hurricane-force winds.“This potential storm is not likely to become a full hurricane,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers says. “Still, with ocean temperatures above normal most of the year, the middle of May will likely become the new start of tropical storm season.”Sea surface temperatures continue to remain above average across the Atlantic — except for the cooler North Atlantic.Warm surface temperatures are the fuel needed for hurricane development.“Although the eastern half of North America has been cold the last few days and coastal waters are cooler than normal, the offshore area of likely development is still 2 degrees above normal,” Myers says.It is these sea surface temperatures and the possibility of La Niña forming that have most seasonal forecasters calling for an active, possibly even extremely active, Atlantic Hurricane season.La Niña is the cool phase of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern — a naturally occurring phenomenon that involves fluctuating ocean temperatures in the Pacific.La Niña is the opposite of El Niño, which is the warm phase of the cycle. If La Niña forms in the Pacific, it can significantly increase the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic because it creates a more favorable wind environment.There are over a dozen early forecasts published. And even though the official forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration won’t come until May 21, a strong consensus in the forecasts across the industry indicates the Atlantic is in for an active season.This could be the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1 — the official start of hurricane season.(CNN, SLU Online) Share Tweet Share LifestyleLocalNewsRegional First Named Storm Could Form This Weekend by: – May 15, 2020last_img read more

DPSU releases think tank report to address ongoing challenges at the Public Works Corporation

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img General Secretary Mr. Thomas LetangThe Dominica Public Service Union in an effort to address the ongoing challenges which the members of their union employed at the Public Service Corporation are facing, held a “think tank” session and have released a report with a view to resolving these concerns.General Secretary of the Public Service Union (PSU) Mr. Thomas Letang, told a press conference this morning that there are several concerns and challenges at Public Works Corporation which needs to be addressed. The major concern explained by Mr. Letang is the non-payment of salaries.“The problem is that a number of people are employed and are not getting paid nor getting work to do, while other institutions are awarded contracts,” he said.The report also indicates that due to the financial contraints of the PSU, their competitior Emile Gaddarkhan Et Fils has the upper hand in receiving contractual works which the Corporation otherwise should receive. According to Letang, “the Corporation is being sidelined every time a big project of the Government comes up stream and situations like non-adherence to contractual terms by the Ministry of Works, disruptions in work schedules, non-collection of revenues for work done, and frequent changes in management are the main issues.”Letang contends that the constant changes in management leaves the Corporation very weak and therefore issues remain unaddressed.The report has been copied to the Honorable Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, the Chairman and Board of Directors of the Public Works Corporation and the General Manager of the Public Works Corporation.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DPSU releases think tank report to address ongoing challenges at the Public Works Corporation by: – July 19, 2011 100 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Theft suspect falls

first_imgCandelario was detained in the Caluyapolice station’s custodial facility. Judge Antonio Bantolo of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 13 in Cualsi, Antique issued the warrant for the theftcharges Candelario faces. Anito Candelario of Barangay Semirara,Caluya was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:15 p.m. onOct. 7, a police report showed. ILOILO City – Police arrested a manfacing theft charges in Barangay Imba, Caluya, Antique. The court recommended a P16,000 bailbond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Colt Strategy

first_imgAre the Indianapolis Colts trying to improve their defense or are they just changing it?  From their moves so far, you have no idea.  Most NFL teams turn over one-third of their roster each spring.  They do this through the loss of free agents and the draft.The Colts have picked up DE Jabbal Sheard, LB John Simon, and LB Sean Pence.  Most people feel these are just changes, not improvements since they let 6 defensive players go.  The Cincinnati Bengals seem to be doing the same thing with their roster.  However, they have let 2 starting offensive linemen go as well as 2 linebackers.  Neither team seems to have much direction in what they are doing.  Let’s hope they both do better in the upcoming draft.last_img read more

Lady Cats Edge Out NE Lady Knights

first_imgThe game between the Wildcats and Knights was a back-and-forth pitchers duel for almost the entire game. Then with one crack of the bat in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs Franklin County would take their only lead of them game. Michaela Ferman would then shut down the Knights in the top of seventh to secure the complete game victory.Early on, the innings went quickly from one to the next as Lena Smith and Kay Kay Ferman both dominated for each team. Neither team would scratch across a run until Northeastern would score a run in the top of the fourth inning.In the fourth, the Knights would lead of the inning by hitting a hard ground ball and reaching first on an error. That would come back to haunt to the Wildcats later on this inning. The next two batters would be retired before bringing up J. Burns who would give the Knights their big hit of the game. Burns would drive an 0-2 pitch into centerfield, which would give Northeastern the lead.Again, neither team would get more than one runner on base until the Wildcats took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out in the inning, Camryn Brewer would hit a hard ground ball to third which would be bobbled by the third baseman and allow her to reach first. Brewer would then steal second in the next at bat, and advance to third on a pop fly to first. This would bring Kay Kay Ferman to the plate for the big hit of the game. Ferman would drive her 3-1 pitch to dead center field and give the Wildcats the lead heading into the top of the seventh.In the seventh, Northeastern would put a couple runners on in the inning, but Ferman would shut the door on the Knights to end the inning. Ferman would get a pop up for the first out, before striking out the next to hitters to end the game and give the Wildcats the victory.Kay Kay Ferman would get the win for the Wildcats. She improves her record to 2-1 on the year with the complete game victory. Ferman allowed four hits, one walk, and one unearned run, while striking out 11 Knights in the game. Lena Smith was the loser of the pitchers duel. She pitched the whole game and gave up two hits, two walks, and two unearned runs, while striking out three.Franklin County’s offense was led by the aforementioned Kay Kay Ferman who had the big homerun, which brought in two RBIs for her and also scored a run. Camryn Brewer would also add a single and score the other Wildcat run. Kloe Bolos and Morgan Bare would also draw walks. Brewer and Bolos also stole a base each.With the win the Wildcats improved their record to 2-1 on the season. The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday morning when they take on the Eagles from Jac-Cen-Del. First pitch for the varsity game is scheduled for 10 am. Junior Varsity game will start immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more