first_img Yarmouth Road (Phish) You can check out several clips of the performances below, including several Dead favorites with a handful of Phish favorites thrown in the mix. We’ll update with more videos and a full setlist as they become available:Funky Bitch (Son Seals, frequently performed by Phish): Loose Lucy (Grateful Dead): Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead)Setlist: Phil Lesh’s “Big Bass Bash” at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 7/17/16Set 1: Shakedown Street > Low Rider Jam > Yarmouth Road, Loose Lucy, Pride of Cucamonga, Funky Bitch, Mason’s Children, Six Feet of Snow, Cumberland BluesSet 2: Samson and Delilah > Viola Lee Blues > Unbroken Chain, Fire On The Mountain, 555, Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > The Maker > The Other One > Not Fade AwaySet 3/Encore: Uncle John’s Band, Brown Eyed Woman > Deep Elem Blues, Deal > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad > We Bid You Goodnight Samson & Delilah (Grateful Dead) Fire On The Mountain (Grateful Dead): When the worlds of Grateful Dead and Phish collide, it’s always a unique treat for jam music fans. While both bands embody two distinct musical threads within the scene–the Dead channeling Americana influences and Phish drawing on from the jazz/funk/prog sound. As each band has their own unique following, those rare moments when members from the two bands intersect are often quite special.The last time we saw members of the two bands playing together, it was at Fare Thee Well with Trey Anastasio celebrating the Dead’s 50th anniversary. This time, however, it was bassist Mike Gordon, who stopped at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, on an off night from Phish tour, to play the “TXR Big Bass Bash” with Grateful Dead founding member, Phil Lesh. The two have teamed up before, and even covered Gordon’s original “555” during their last meet up at Terrapin. What would this visit bring?last_img read more

first_imgThe Game of Thrones live concert experience has been crossing the country over the last month, bringing the Seven Kingdoms to a city near you. In addition to its shock-inducing plot twists unforgiving treatment of its characters, an integral part of the award-winning HBO show’s thematic brilliance is its score. One tune that comes up on various occasions throughout the arc of the show is “Rains of Castamere,” the theme of the fictional “House Lannister,” one of the families vying for power in the fictional land of Westeros. The song plays over the many diabolical acts masterminded by members of the family (i.e. The Red Wedding), providing a thematically ominous backdrop for the carnage.The song, which has been recorded by various artists including The National, is a hair-raising climax in the Live Concert Experience. Recently, during the tour’s stop at The Forum in Los Angeles, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian lent his signature unhinged vocals to the “Rains of Castmere,” bringing the melancholy feel of the song to a new levels of foreboding. Check it out below, courtesy of YouTube user David Lopez:The demonically mischievous vocals of the “Chop Suey” singer alongside an orchestra, outlandish production, and towering video clips from the show are a match made in heaven, and you can be sure we’ll be watching this video at least a few more times at Live For Live Music HQ today.The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will head to San Jose, CA today, before making their way to Seattle, WA on Friday, Vancouver, BC on Saturday, and Portland, OR on Sunday to round out its North American tour. To grab tickets to one of the remaining performances, head here. Don’t miss out, there’s only a few more chances to take a musical trip to the magical world of Game of Thrones![h/t – Vice]last_img read more

first_imgStudents and fellows packed the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday, just before the State of the Union address, for a screening of the award-winning documentary “The House I Live In.” Following the screening, there was a Q-and-A with writer-director Eugene Jarecki and Professor Charles J. Ogletree, who is interviewed in the film.Produced by Hollywood notables such as Danny Glover and Brad Pitt, “House” is a riveting look at many aspects of the war on drugs. Jarecki has taken the film to the streets, with screenings in churches and community centers across the country. His goal is to get his message to where people need to hear it, he said, so after a showing in Roxbury on Monday, he brought it to the Kennedy School.During the screening, the audience gasped and laughed, sighed and choked up. When it was over, Jarecki, kicking off the Q-and-A, was blunt: “Capitalism in its form that we are seeing in the United States right now is an enemy to democracy.”Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, was on hand to answer questions because, he said, it’s important “to make people understand what has happened the last few decades,” and that the war on drugs and mass incarceration are problems “affecting every community.”Shanequa Benitez was featured in the film “The House I Live In,” which was screened at the Harvard Kennedy School, followed by a Q-and-A. Treatment is the No. 1 goal, agreed Jarecki and Ogletree. Photo courtesy of Samuel CullmanThe drug war’s “industrial inhumanities,” said Jarecki, do have a solution: an end to the war on drugs.Jarecki and Ogletree both hit one word like a drum throughout the conversation. “Treatment,” they insisted, should replace the drug war model. Treatment, they said, would make drugs a public health problem, rather than an issue handled by law enforcement.“Treatment is not our No. 1 goal, but it has to be,” said Ogletree. “We have to start that dialogue here. They [drug users] are people too.” He also called for an end to mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug defendants.Jarecki took care, in the film and during the Q-and-A, to describe the issue not as one of race, but class.The drug war “is not on anyone’s agenda,” said Ogletree, adding that President Obama probably wouldn’t mention it during his State of the Union address (he didn’t).“We have to start right here, right now. [We’ve got] to stop this incredible use and misuse of power that has millions of people in jail and going to jail.”The evening was co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership’s Student Advisory Board, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, the Criminal Justice Professional Interest Council, the Harvard Black Law Students Association, the Harvard Kennedy School Black Student Union, and the Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee.last_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame’s Army ROTC Iron Irish competition tested more than physical strength Wednesday.The second year of the annual competition placed the four army platoons against each other, racing across campus to complete tasks, Cadet Second Lieutenant and senior Scott Vitter said.Platoon B1 won after performing well through several of the events, Vitter said.“We did very well on the swimming portion,” he said. “Overall, we came out on top.”The competition is the culmination of a semester-long scored competition between the platoons, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel and senior Tom Capretta said.“The main reason we run the Iron Irish Race is to build platoon cohesion through competition.  Cohesion is important to the success of any unit in the military,” Capretta said. “As cadets, we try to improve ourselves and each other, and building a cohesive team is an important part of accomplishing that goal,” Capretta said. “The competition also affords leadership opportunities to our upperclassmen, which is important preparation for us as we look to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.”The Iron Irish competition included five events. The platoons competed in a timed swim, rope climb, ruck run, simulated rifle competition and a “mystery event,” which was a paintball tournament on White Fields between the platoons that was postponed due to a thunderstorm warning.“The weather was terrible, but it was a lot of fun,” Vitter said. “The storms added another dimension to the competition, making it more difficult, but people stepped up and worked.”He said event planners hope to have the paintball tournament in future years.“At the end of the day, all of the tasks are meant to be completed by everyone,” Vitter said. “There’s more to get out of the competition than who has the fastest time.”Vitter said before the competition he was hopeful his platoon would perform well as a unit.“I hope we show the camaraderie and group mentality that we’ve developed over this semester,” Vitter said.Cadet Corporal and sophomore Trevor Waliszewski, also a member of platoon B1, was also hopeful for a win.“A win would increase the solidarity of our platoon and establish as the clear favorites for all battalion competitions next year,” Waliszewski said.Waliszewski said the competition helped his platoon think together.“The Iron Irish is an event designed to motivate us to work harder during Physical Training sessions throughout the year,” he said. “As we will be completing all of our challenges as a platoon, the event encourages teamwork and makes us look out for one another.”Waliszewski said the event helps prepare for real-world combat experience.“The Army teaches us a Warrior Ethos including the statement, ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade,’ and Iron Irish allows us to put that into effect as we complete all the challenges as a team. It’s a competitive environment where we can learn lessons that will make us better officers in a real-world combat environment,” he said.Vitter said he attributes his platoon’s win to the group mentality.“Our platoon has come a long way since last semester in terms of teamwork and cohesion,” Vitter said. “That was the biggest part of today. We may not be the biggest or strongest platoon out there but we worked together and that’s what the competition was about.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Observer took home more than two dozen awards from the 2015 Indiana Collegiate Scholastic Press Association (ICPA) awards ceremony this weekend in Indianapolis, including second place in the Division I Newspaper of the Year category and third place in the Best Overall Design category.The News department, led by former News Editor and current Assistant Managing Editor Lesley Stevenson, took home first place for Best Continuous Coverage of the Campus Crossroads project, third place in the Best News or Feature Series category for the coverage of Mental Illness Awareness Week and third place for Best In-Depth Story for former Editor-in-Chief Ann Marie Jakubowski, former Assistant Managing Editors Isaac Lorton and Samantha Zuba and senior sports writer Mike Monaco’s coverage of the Academic Dishonesty Investigation earlier this school year. Additionally, the news staff won second place in the Best Special Issue category for the Mid-year Marks student government Insider, and the staff as a whole won first place in the Best Themed Issue Category for the 2014 Commencement issue.Sports writer Mike Ginocchio won third place for the Best Sports Feature Story with his story “Hegarty recovers from stroke, becomes starter.” The Sports staff, led by former Sports Editor and current Assistant Managing Editor Mary Green, won third place in the Best Pullout/Wrap Section category for Aug. 29 Irish Insider.The Observer Editorial Board won third place for Best Staff Editorial for its Oct. 3 Viewpoint “A Call for a Clear Honor Code.”Six Scene writers won awards over the weekend in a variety of categories. Jimmy Kemper won third place for Best Entertainment Story with “Why Taylor Swift’s Spotify power move is the worst.” Matt McMahon and Caelin Miltko won in the Best Review category; McMahon took first with “St. Vincent: Queen of New pop,” while Miltko took second with “‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ blurs line between art and life.”Miko Malabute and Scene Editor Erin McAuliffe won in the Best Entertainment Column category, McAuliffe won second for “Envisioning Wes Anderson’s Theme Park” while Malabute won third for his piece “To cancel or commend Colbert?” Marc Drake won second for Best News or Feature Series for “Scene in South Bend.”The Graphics department won second and third for Best Special Issue/Section Front Cover for the Irish Insiders on Sept. 5, which was created by former Photo Editor and current Assistant Managing Editor Wei Lin and former Graphics Editor Keri O’Mara, and Oct. 17, which was created by Online Editor Michael Yu and O’Mara, respectively. O’Mara and former Scene Editor Allie Tollaksen won third place in the Best Informational Graphic category for their “Notre Dame Style Guide.”The Photo department, led by Lin, earned three awards, including first place in the Best Sports Photo category for former Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Song’s “Corey Robinson: The Catch.” Photographer and news writer Emily McConville won third in the same category for “Redfield Comforts McDaniel,” and former Photo Editor Grant Tobin earned third place in the Best Feature Photo category for “Sad Muffet.”Song won second place for Best Overall Website design for ndsmcobserver.com, which was launched last January. Song and Yu won third place for Best Special Presentation for the Commencement 2014 feature website, while Multimedia Editor Brian Lach won second place in the Best Video category for “Shamrock Series: Indianapolis.”Tags: Awards, ICPAlast_img read more

first_imgOn a recent visit to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Ga., I was shocked to find many dead bees in the preserve’s observation hive.The fallen insects were piled up at the bottom of the display and at the entrance and exit to the hive. Bill Dunn, who manages the hive for the center, believed the bees collected nectar from flowers that had been sprayed or dusted with an insecticide and had inadvertently contaminated themselves with it. He expected most of the bees in the hive would die as a result.Contaminated pollen?Nectar, the sweet liquid produced by many flowers, is the major food source for bees and the raw material used to make honey. Pollen collected by the bees may also have been contaminated with insecticide. Worker bees returned to the hive carrying loads of nectar and pollen from insecticide-treated flowers and shared it with other workers, larvae and even the queen.Bees are insects and exposure to insecticidal products can kill them. Early spring is a critical time in the life of a beehive. Warm temperatures increase activity within the hive and stimulate workers to begin foraging for food. Usually, there are few flowers to choose from in the first weeks of spring. Flowering trees such as pear, plum, peach, quince and apple do tend to produce the largest sources of nectar in the early spring. Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. They provide pollination to many fruit and vegetable plants. Without bees, our food choices would become severely restricted. Insecticides applied as sprays or dusts represent the biggest threats to bee populations. Many commonly used insecticides like Sevin, Malathion, Permethrin and Orthene are hazardous to bees and can remain toxic for several days after application. There are relatively non-hazardous insecticides available. They include Pyrethrum, Azadirachtin (Neem oil) and insecticidal soaps that rapidly break down by exposure to sunlight and microbes. Use low toxic chemicals, late in the dayBy following a few simple steps, you reduce the threat to bees when applying pesticides. Apply chemicals late in the day when bees are not foraging. Use chemicals with low toxicity or those that are less persistent. Spray only the target organ and avoid open flowers. Apply insecticides when there is no wind. Spray only when the target insects are active. Beekeepers can reduce the risk of poisoning by locating hives at least 3 miles away from crops that are routinely treated with insecticides. Sometimes, particularly where fruit production is the goal, peach, plum, pear and apple trees are treated with insecticide to protect them.Takes it back to the hiveBees visiting these flowers may be killed instantly if exposed to a dose of insecticide, or as in the case of the display hive at mountain preserve, bees pick up sub-lethal doses of insecticide in nectar and return to the hive. When water is removed from the nectar and then served to the inhabitants of the hive, the doses of insecticide are increased to lethal concentrations. last_img read more

first_imgU.S. Coal Bailout Plant Would Benefit a Select Few: Murray Energy, FirstEnergy, NRG FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Politico: “Customers get less than nothing while a few companies and their investors get a whole lot of something,” Nora Mead Brownell, a Republican former electricity regulator, said of Perry’s plan, noting the high cost estimates. “Money that gets spent there doesn’t get invested in doing what you really need to do, which is upgrading the grid.”Meanwhile, Bob Murray’s company has publicly acknowledged that its future depends on whether Perry’s plan flies.At those meetings in the summer, Murray urged Trump to declare a power grid emergency and force coal-fired power plants owned by one financially troubled company, FirstEnergy Solutions, to stay open even if the company sank into bankruptcy. Those plants bought about two-thirds of their coal from Murray in 2015, according to POLITICO’s analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration data.At DOE’s urging, the White House ultimately declined to declare the emergency. But Perry’s new proposed rule would accomplish the same result by requiring the power markets to cover the costs to run the economically ailing plants, enabling them to keep producing power.Ohio-based Murray Energy, the No. 5 U.S. coal producer, is the largest supplier to the dwindling number of coal-fired power plants in one stretch of the Rust Belt and Appalachia, overseen by an electricity market called the PJM Interconnection. The power plants in PJM account for roughly 44 percent of Murray’s sales, according to POLITICO’s analysis.Murray’s nearest competitor, industry leader Peabody Energy Corp., sold about 9 percent of its coal in that market. In total, Murray sold 24 million tons of coal to PJM merchant coal plants in 2015, far more than Peabody’s 15 million tons.“Murray is by far the largest player in the Northern Appalachian basin and de facto one of the biggest gainers if FERC acts on the DOE [proposal],” said Joe Aldina, director of coal research for the analytics and data company S&P Global.The DOE proposal calls for power market operators to guarantee payments to power plants that keep 90 days of fuel on site. That requirement would be virtually impossible for natural gas-fired power plants to meet — they get their fuel via pipelines — and would totally exclude wind or solar plants.By requiring 90 days of on-site fuel, the measure would create incentives for most coal-fired power plants to increase their fuel supplies, providing a quick boost for miners.One recent analysis by consulting firm ICF said the proposal could cost nearly $4 billion a year, while another study by Energy Innovation, a nonprofit firm that analyzes climate and energy policies, said the figure could be as high as $10.6 billion annually. Perry has dismissed concerns over the costs, asking “What’s the cost of freedom?” when pressed by lawmakers.“It’s about the coal producers, frankly,” said Kit Konolige, a senior utilities analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. The rule might affect individual power producers differently, he added, but “you can certainly say it would definitely be a plus for coal miners.”Players in the power business say the rule appears to focus on the PJM market, because it would only apply to electricity generators in certain types of regional power markets. It would exclude those in regions where state regulators oversee the economics of power companies.The rule was “certainly targeted at the PJM region,” said Andy Ott, CEO of PJM, which oversees all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.Among the nation’s roughly 280,000 megawatts of coal-fired power, Perry’s rule is tightly written to affect only about 40,000 megawatts, according to POLITICO’s analysis. Power capacity from plants owned by the companies FirstEnergy and NRG account for nearly 40 percent of that slice, according to EIA data for 2015, the most recent year for which the information is complete. Murray provided two-thirds of the coal FirstEnergy bought for its competitive plants, and only 2 percent of NRG’s.Among those plants that would benefit from the plan are four coal power generating units at FirstEnergy’s Murray-supplied Sammis plant in Ohio that are set to retire within the next three years. FirstEnergy, the parent of the troubled FirstEnergy Solutions subsidiary, could see its plants sell an additional $500 million in electricity a year if Perry’s plan is enacted.DOE’s proposal has attracted vociferous opposition from power producers and trade groups representing wind, solar and natural gas energy, and has been criticized by five former FERC chairs from both parties. Dynegy and NRG Energy, two of the power companies likely to see the biggest benefits from the plan — and which have big investments in PJM competitive coal plants — also oppose the proposal as too expensive and a distortion of the market.DOE’s plan would also provide a lifeline to money-losing nuclear plants owned by Exelon Corp., NextEra Energy and FirstEnergy. But the coal industry says its situation is the more dire.More: Trump coal backer wins big under Perry’s power planlast_img read more

first_img The Police are investigating at least nine cases of settling of scores that have presumably been carried out by hitmen. Santa Cruz, the most highly populated and prosperous city in Bolivia, located 900 km east of La Paz, was affected by a wave of street murders in the last few weeks. By Dialogo April 24, 2013 A total of 12 gunmen were arrested by the Bolivian Police, including Colombian, Argentinean and Brazilian nationals, after several crimes related to drug trafficking took place in the city of Santa Cruz, according to reports from the Ministry of Government on April 21. “With the arrest of the two criminals, a total of 12 hitmen have been captured by the Police, who have been deployed in the city in order to disrupt the wave of settling scores and armed robbery,” the institution added. One of the killings that was perpetrated by the Brazilian national according to the government, was filmed by a security camera in the street and was later broadcast on private television stations and YouTube. center_img Among the captured gunmen are Colombian national Fabián Alberto Arrolave Ladino, Argentinean-born Mario Sergio Mancilla, and Brazilian citizen Adao Nilson Sosa da Silva, accused of killing three people on the street, one of which was a Peruvian citizen that owed about $300,000 to a Colombian man allegedly linked to drug trafficking. In a statement sent to AFP the ministry said that state security institutions arrested two Bolivian hitmen on April 20, in addition to the other ten captured in late March “as a result of the ‘war against assassins’ declared by the government.” On April 18, the government also said that another Colombian hitman had been arrested, although the arrest was related to a drug trafficking issue. last_img read more

first_imgLawmakers will push for the House of Representatives to endorse the indigenous peoples bill during the next plenary meeting in order to speed up the bill’s deliberation.House Legislation Body (Baleg) deputy chairman Willy Aditya of the NasDem Party said the bill’s working committee he leads had held meetings to deliberate the bill since April.During the committee’s meeting on Friday, eight of nine fractions had agreed to seek the House’s endorsement on the bill during the next plenary meeting. “This is part of our support on issues pertaining to marginalized communities. We hope that this bill will guarantee protection and recognition for the community,” said Willy.Read also: After 75 years of independence, indigenous peoples in Indonesia still struggling for equalHe conveyed his hope that the House’s plenary meeting would endorse this bill, so it could be passed into a law soon.Civil society organizations and indigenous communities have been urging the House for years to deliberate and pass the indigenous peoples bill, which will provide recognition of the customary laws of indigenous communities in certain matters, such as the management of natural resources and the distribution of inherited land.Indigenous communities, widely deemed as the guardians of forests, have faced oppression on their own land as well as being stigmatized and underrepresented in all aspects of the economy, social affairs, politics and culture.The deliberation, however, had been halted several times, most recently because of the government’s reluctance to submitting its assessment of the bill.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgVida at North Lakes will feature an exclusive residents-only park, BBQ pavilion and swimming pool, all set within a private, gated enclave.Buyers have snapped up more than 20 per cent of the luxury townhouses at Vida, North Lakes, in less than a month, with a low maintenance lifestyle and location being drawcards to the area.The architect-designed collection offers exclusive living next door to Lake Eden.Vida will feature an exclusive residents-only park, BBQ pavilion and swimming pool, all set within a private, gated enclave. A range of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes are available, with prices currently starting at $419,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoVida at North Lakes will feature an exclusive residents-only park, BBQ pavilion and swimming pool, all set within a private, gated enclave.Stockland turned the first sod on Vida in early October, marking the official start of construction of the 96-townhome project. Stockland regional manager David Laner said: “We are seeing strong interest from a range of buyers with downsizers particularly attracted to Vida’s location, great range of facilities and low-maintenance lifestyle.“As a mature community, North Lakes has everything you need right on the doorstep, including shopping, entertainment, health and public transport services,” he said.“It is also a perfect choice for anyone looking for a private and secure location with easy access to the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane airport and beyond.”The Vida townhomes have been designed by award-winning Queensland architects Hollindale Mainwaring to offer contemporary urban living in a subtropical setting.Exteriors are influenced by urban habitat with stylish brickwork contrasted with angular metal cladding. Courtyards and balconies provide a range of private entertaining and alfresco dining options and maximise air flow.Interiors feature open-plan layouts with internal light-wells, high quality fixtures and finishes and clever storage solutions.Mr Laner said the initial strong interest in Vida was testament to the project’s design, pricing and location in northern Brisbane’s lifestyle capital, North Lakes.last_img read more