first_img[Photos by Lou Montesano]Fans of Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson, and Scott Sharrard can catch all three of them and countless others at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! Last night, the ever-talented Jackie Greene made his way to Brooklyn Bowl along with an impressive roster of “Friends” for a  Grateful Dead “appreciation night” benefitting Rock and Wrap It Up!, a live music-oriented non-profit that collects surplus food from concerts and festivals and delivers it to our nation’s poor and hungry. Greene curated a fully loaded lineup of musicians to round out the benefit’s Jackie Greene & Friends house band, including including Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson and Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band).INTERVIEW: Jackie Greene Talks Playing All The Parts & Drawing Inspiration From LimitationsThe band opened with an extended “Scarlett Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain,” with Mendelson handling the “Scarlett” vocals and Savoulidis singing lead on “Fire,” with Chimenti adding beautiful keyboard flourishes throughout. Greene availed himself wherever possible throughout the tune–and the show as a whole–moving from slide guitar soloing to keys duets with Chimenti to lead vocal turns and back again with ease. Various special guests wound their way into the fray over the course of the night, tackling further favorites like “New Speedway Boogie,” “So Many Roads,” “He’s Gone,” “Shakedown Street,” and “Bertha,” before closing the night with all the musicians onstage for “I Know You Rider” and “Sugaree.”Thankfully for everyone who couldn’t make it, Relix and Brooklyn Bowl offered a free Livestream of the entire concert below. You can watch the entire Jackie Greene & Friends performance with Jeff Chimenti, Al Schnier, Mihali Savoulidis, Leslie Mendelson, Scott Sharrard, and more below. You’ll also notice a button allowing you to donate to the cause. Donations are still being accepted. Whether you want to support Rock and Wrap It Up!’s charitable pursuits, or simply show your appreciation for the excellent music and the high-quality stream, it’s not give it a click and show them some love: For over 25 years, the non-profit organization Rock and Wrap It Up! has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty and hunger nationwide. The global think tank has a number of programs designed for this cause, including a successful initiative collecting food that has been prepared but not served at major events like concert tours, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, sporting events, and film shoots. Working with local kitchens and shelters, Rock and Wrap It Up! coordinates food pickups at venues all across the country, ensuring that “one man gathers what another man spills.” To learn more about Rock and Wrap It Up! or to donate to the cause, head to their official website.Brooklyn Bowl: 9.14.2017center_img ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

first_imgNadav Safran, a wide-ranging scholar of the politics of the Middle East, whose works charted the modern political history and foreign relations of Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia throughout momentous years of turmoil, taught at Harvard from 1959 until his retirement as the Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies in 1990.Born in Cairo to Joseph and Jeanne (Abadi) Za’farani into a largely non-observant family of oriental Jewish lineage, Safran developed an interest in religion and Zionism after graduating from high school. He embarked on religious studies and moved to a kibbutz in Palestine in 1946, where he changed his first name from Clement to Nadav, meaning ‘generous’ in Hebrew, and his last name to Safran. Two years later he fought as a commando in Israel’s war of independence, becoming a lieutenant in the Israeli army after the 1949 armistice. Moving to the United States in 1950, he entered the then new Brandeis University from which he graduated in 1954. The following year he married Anna Balicka and they had three daughters: Nina, Abigail, and Elizabeth.After a year spent in Europe on a Sheldon Fellowship, Safran undertook graduate studies at Harvard, completing his doctorate in 1958. His dissertation, a history of political ideas in Egypt, which was one of the first in Middle Eastern studies to employ the broader social science concepts of Max Weber, was published in revised form in 1961 by Harvard University Press as Egypt in Search of Political Community: An Analysis of the Intellectual and Political Evolution of Egypt, 1804-1952.As befits the scholar of a region whose domestic politics is intimately bound up with international relations, Safran combined interests in both fields. In 1963 he published a broad survey of Israeli- American relations entitled The United States and Israel, followed in 1969 by a study of Arab-Israeli relations within a broader international setting, From War to War: The Arab-Israeli Confrontation 1948-1967. In 1978 he published Israel: The Embattled Ally, a wide-ranging account of the founding and development of that nation with an emphasis on its relations with the United States. A parallel study came out in 1985, entitled Saudi Arabia: The Ceaseless Quest for Security, which the New York Times Book Review called “the most comprehensive, informative and reliable account of Saudi foreign policy yet written.” It charts the conflicting imperatives and factional struggles over security policy in the Saudi Kingdom with analytic skill and the detail of a sweeping historical narrative that goes back to 1744.Safran was a prominent member of an intellectual generation that sought to integrate the study of the politics of the Middle East with the analytic issues of mainstream social science. His books and articles join deep historical learning to contemporary analytical ambitions. Safran’s scholarship was also marked by a deep sensitivity to the cultures and concerns on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, whose histories and complexion he understood intimately. Although he had fought for Israel, he retained a deep affection for Egypt and revisiting that country later in life was a moving experience for him. In a field whose subject matter evokes strong views, Safran stood out as a figure who could understand all sides of the issues. He was a student of the Arab-Israeli conflict who would be welcome today: someone with a deep personal and scholarly understanding of the issues involved, from both sides of the conflict, who knew well the difficulties of finding common ground.In the Department of Government, Safran played an important role as a graduate teacher about the politics of a region with great international significance. In the training of doctoral students, he insisted that there was no substitute for a full command of the languages spoken by those whose circumstances scholars sought to understand. He argued that political scientists should sustain a life-long commitment to understanding a people’s context, including where on the map they are located and the effects wrought by the timing and sequence of events. His teaching embodied a concern not only for the impact of wars but also for the multifarious effects of local cultures. Safran worked closely with his doctoral students and remained in touch with many of them for years after their graduation.Nadav Safran was a person of great good humor and a delightful conversationalist, and his affable temperament served him well on many occasions, not least when he served as Director of Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, whose activities he significantly enlarged. He resigned from that position in 1986 amidst controversy over a grant received from the CIA, but remained a faculty member in the Department of Government until 1990, where his intellectual engagements had long ranged well beyond the Middle East. In seminars, Safran would often cast a skeptical eye on the conventional wisdom spouted about other parts of the world. As a colleague, he lent a sympathetic ear to junior colleagues who welcomed him as an interlocutor.In his later years, Safran pursued longstanding interests in the arts, and he took up painting with a striking enthusiasm. At his death, he was survived by his three daughters, Nina, Abigail, and Elizabeth, and his former wife, Anna, as well as three brothers and two sisters living in Israel.Respectfully submitted,Edward L. KeenanE. Roger OwenRoy MottahedehPeter A. Hall, Chairlast_img read more

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of Georgia Agriculture isn’t just farming. In urban Georgia, it’s caring for a lawn, choosing the best plants for a landscape or using homeowner pesticides properly. On “Gardening in Georgia” June 14 and 16, find out about agriculture in the city, hydrangeas and two Georgia vegetable garden favorites.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.Travel with show host Walter Reeves to Griffin, Ga., to visit the University of Georgia’s Center for Urban Agriculture. Watch as he and Ellen Bauske, the center’s program coordinator, plant a bed of summer annuals together.Then Reeves will turn vegetable gardening on its head by growing tomatoes upside down. Despite his initial skepticism, he finds it works pretty well. Reeves will show how to coax hard-to-germinate vegetable seeds like okra into sprouting, too.Hydrangeas are prized summer bloomers, and there are more than ever to choose from. Reeves reveals a few of his favorites and explains the difference between lacecap and mophead flower forms.”Gardening in Georgia” is co-produced by GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each show is geared to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.Reeves is a retired UGA Cooperative Extension agent. He also hosts WSB AM’s “Lawn and Garden Show” and appears on several TV gardening shows. He’s written four gardening books.The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more on “Gardening in Georgia,” visit www.gardeningingeorgia.com.last_img read more

first_imgUK auto-enrolment pension provider NEST has expanded the scope of its “sidecar” savings project, introduced last year to explore how to improve the financial resilience of UK workers.Two more employers – Yusen Logistics and the University of Glasgow – have signed up to offer an emergency savings option to their employees, alongside high street services chain Timpsons, which was announced as the first company to run the project in November last year.Presenting the sidecar savings project at an event hosted by NEST’s Insight research department this week, head of research and innovation Jo Phillips said more employers were interested in joining the trial.The trial went live this month, with staff at the three companies offered the ability to save into an emergency savings pot using contributions from their monthly wages, on an opt-in basis. The savings “jars”, as NEST has branded them, have been framed as emergency savings accounts, but no restrictions have been placed on how the money can be spent or how accessible it is. Timpsons was the first employer to sign up to NEST’s sidecar savings trialStaff can set how much they would like to save each month and an overall “target” for the emergency savings pot. Any contributions paid after this level is reached will be automatically redirected into the individual’s NEST pension account.The trial would run for two years, Phillips said.The Money and Pensions Service, which helped fund the project, said there were six areas that the trial was designed to explore, namely:How much individuals were prepared to save;Whether they maintained a regular saving amount;What effects were observed on individuals’ financial resilience;Whether savers were “on a trajectory to save more for retirement”;Whether the emergency savings had effects on financial and non-financial wellbeing; andWho benefited most from the trial and why.Salary Finance is providing the payroll technology that will monitor contribution levels and switch from the savings pot to the pension account and vice versa. Yorkshire Building Society has provided the bank accounts.last_img read more

first_imgHerron Todd White director Tod Gillespie said a combination of tighter lending criteria as a result of the banking royal commission, declining interstate markets and a looming federal election had a lot to do with the softening market.“People are cautious,” he said.“Anecdotally, talking to various agents there’s definitely a lot less buyers out there.“Leading into an election, it’s always slower as well.“We expect the housing market to be more resilient than the apartment market at this stage.”Mr Gillespie said it was “erratic” from suburb to suburb, with some performing well and others not.MORE NEWS: Auction racks up $12m in sales Herron Todd White’s latest month in review report shows the Gold Coast market is softening.“We’re an attraction city at this point in time, I see that as a positive going forward.”His comments followed the release of leading property valuation firm Herron Todd White’s February Month in Review report.It showed property prices in many suburbs were easing while the number of days on market were blowing out.“Motivated sellers are being forced to meet the market if they wish to sell, which is resulting in a clear reduction in value, consequently affecting surrounding property values,” the report said.The prestige market was tipped to “struggle” but the report pointed out multiple areas that continued to perform well.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt said there was a “healthy level of construction activity” between Mermaid Beach and Main Beach, while property values were expected to remain stable in Benowa and Ashmore. Interstate migration will keep the Gold Coast property market afloat, according to a leading real estate expert.INTERSTATE migration will keep the Gold Coast property market afloat while other areas across the country, including Melbourne and Sydney, are in decline.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said people would continue to move to the Glitter Strip as long as it was affordable and offered a good lifestyle, jobs and quality amenities.“We’re still seeing reasonably good numbers of people moving to the Gold Coast,” he said.“Our strength in a lot of our sales is the owner-occupier side … and it has been for a number of years now. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51center_img MORE NEWS: Cost of V8 star’s marriage split widens Mr Henderson backed his comments, explaining factors like location and quality determined the level of demand.“There are certainly parts of the market that are softer and others that have done well in holding their pricing,” he said.“Sometimes it comes down to the particular product.“The number of buyers that are inspecting has definitely reduced but I don’t think there’s a reduction in quality.”last_img read more

first_imgBy Tiffany BaileyThere are lines in a relationship that should never be crossed. Sometimes women allow men to test these boundaries and the lines of right and wrong become blurred. Many of the women that end up in abusive relationships are accustomed to being treated in a poor way and often don’t notice when their situation becomes compromised. The signs of a dangerous position may not be clear to the person stuck in it. Being aware of your surroundings and things happening in your life can make all the difference between being safe and not.Forcing SexSome women don’t believe that you can be raped by your boyfriend or husband, but you can. If your partner is forcing you to do things you are uncomfortable doing or have said “no” to doing, he is violating you. Some men have the idea that because you are their partner, you are essentially their property. This is not the case, and you should make that perfectly clear. If he cannot respect you saying “no” to sex or foreplay, he doesn’t respect you as a person. This could escalate into a potentially dangerous situation and you should be careful if this is something you are experiencing.Verbal AttacksBeing talked down to or screamed at is unacceptable. Of course there will be some verbal arguments throughout the relationship, but it should not be a daily habit. Words do hurt, even if you think they don’t. Something your partner said may not bug you today or tomorrow, but you will hear those words in your head at some point. For some, those things that are said haunt them daily and bring down their self worth. Never let a man take away your happiness. In a partnership you should not feel bad all the time. I was in a severely verbally abusive relationship for almost three years right out of high school. I was constantly told I was worthless. Eventually he wore my self-esteem down to nothing and I began believing I was not worth anything to anyone. Looking back at that relationship almost seven years later, I can see when the abuse started and I shudder to think about where it could have ended if I had stuck around.Physical AttacksFights are an inevitable part of a relationship. Sometimes couples will “play” fight and wrestle each other around. Other times, things get out of control and people get hurt. It is never acceptable for your partner to hit you or doing anything that will bring harm to you. Repeat offenders will apologize after they hurt you and promise it will never happen again. Those promises are usually broken time and time again. Physical violence can lead to serious injuries and in worst case scenarios, death.StalkingThis is one that women don’t take as seriously as they should. If your partner is showing up at your work, waiting in your driveway when you come home, and driving by a friend’s house to see if that is really where you are, things are getting out of control. Once this behavior has begun, it may never end. One of my close friends had this exact issue with her boyfriend. He was going off the deep end with messages and dropping things in conversations like he could never live without her. He followed her all around town, at work, and even parked around the corner to spy on her at her own house. Things got creepy really fast. She had to get a restraining order on him. Eventually things calmed down, but it could have turned out much worse.Signs of danger in a relationship are sometimes tricky to read. Everyone knows that physical violence is a definite warning sign, but some don’t take the other signs seriously. Protecting yourself is number one and everything else comes second. If you are in an abusive or dangerous situation, you need to get help and get out. Your partner should make you happy, not hurt you in any way, shape, or form. Share Tweet Share 22 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Signs of a dangerous relationship by: – June 22, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — MainSource bank announced earlier in December that Daryl Tressler, former President and CEO of the bank, would retire at the end of 2016.All customers and community members are invited to attend an open house reception for Mr. Tressler.The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.The open house will be held at the MainSource Bank Headquarters Building in Greensburg.last_img

first_imgMadison, IN—Five people at Madison High School were taken to a hospital yesterday after suddenly falling ill according to a letter from the High School Principal Michael Gasaway.According to the letter, two adults and three students who had all been in the same area started experiencing some type of symptoms on Tuesday. All five people were in an area where, earlier that day, a vaping device was discovered on a student.  The school officials did not elaborate on what those symptoms were, but said they were minor. All were taken to a hospital as a precaution.School officials also stated they had an air quality test conducted by homeland security that came up negative. It’s unclear at this time if these incidents are related to incidents last week in which several students were taken to a hospital for possible vaping-related illnesses.However, the school did note that due to those incidents, monitoring has increased in the hallways and restrooms.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put on a show with two goals as Liverpool cruised past Genk in their Champions League Group E clash at Luminus Arena.Jurgen Klopp’s side never looked in any trouble as the England international scored after only two minutes to put the visitors ahead.Genk had a goal disallowed in the 26th minute when Samatta headed past Alisson, but it was correctly deemed to be offside.Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured the Belgian side could not get established in the second half with his second goal of the game in the 57th minute.Sadio Mane added a third in the 77th minute before Mohamed Salah got on the scoresheet with three minutes to go, but there was still time for Stephen Odey to net a consolation a minute later.Tags: Liverpoollast_img read more

first_img He said: “It depends what you want, really, and then you need to adapt. Me, I adapted to life in France, to life in Spain, life in England – I try to adapt to a different way of seeing it. “Who knows? Maybe in another country, an 8-0 means that you lose your job. In England, no – at the moment. “You need to adapt and me, I have got no issues. Now, when you adapt, then you have got your responsibilities and the rest of the people have got theirs. “I am not going to adapt to what is good for someone and then be responsible for the other ones. It’s natural, I take it naturally. I have got no issues. “It’s not like I want to be happier, I just want to know what is my role and I do it to the best of my ability, so then I accept responsibility for my role. It’s simple.” In the immediate aftermath of the debacle at the St Mary’s Stadium, a shell-shocked Poyet was perhaps more forthright. He said: “I’m a head coach. I don’t make the squad, that’s not my job.” The former Brighton boss was less exercised as he carried out his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s visit of Arsenal to Wearside on Thursday afternoon, but nevertheless keen to stress once again the demarcation of duties. Press Association The 46-year-old Uruguayan appeared to question the depth of the squad with which he was left after sporting director Lee Congerton completed the Black Cats’ summer recruitment drive in the wake of last Saturday’s 8-0 humiliation at Southampton. However, Poyet is adamant he is happy to accept responsibility for the things he does control at the club and leave others to deal with theirs. He said: “I pick the team, I make the decisions, I make the changes and I assume responsibility. The rest is not my department. “If we make money at the club or we don’t make money at the club, it’s not my department. If we travel by bus or travel by plane, it’s not my decision, it’s the club which spends the money. “I accept mine [responsibilities]; the rest, I am not going to take.” Poyet’s main concern has been his lack of defenders – he had only four fit last weekend with Sebastian Coates and Billy Jones set to be missing for several more weeks yet. The club moved to address that when they handed 34-year-old former Napoli full-back Anthony Reveillere a contract until the end of the season on Thursday, although they were still awaiting his international clearance. In the meantime, the head coach had swiftly turned his attention to the Gunners after holding a grisly post-mortem on Tuesday, but resisted the temptation to drag his players in on Sunday. He said: “People said to me, ‘Are you training on Sunday?’ and I said, ‘No, I don’t want to see them’, and that’s the truth, so we didn’t train on Sunday. “Now there are probably a few fans who think they deserved to train on Sunday and not have a day off, but I am sorry, it was my decision and I didn’t want to see them on Sunday.” Sunderland’s south coast nightmare came days before a series of Champions League thumpings in midweek – Bayern Munich won 7-1 at Roma, while Shakhtar Donetsk beat BATE Borisov 7-0 and Chelsea put six without reply past Maribor – which, far from easing Poyet’s pain, simply served to increase his consternation. He said: “I have never experienced it myself as a football player in 17 years, so I don’t know how it feels. “Every year, there is a 7-0, an 8-0, a 9-1, whatever. It shouldn’t happen. It’s not normal and different budgets don’t matter because this was Southampton, it was not Real Madrid.” Gus Poyet insists he has no issues with being Sunderland’s head coach rather than manager. last_img read more