The String Cheese Incident Closes Fox Theatre Run With Memorable Performance [Photos/Full Audio]

first_imgOn Saturday, The String Cheese Incident continued the celebration of their 25th anniversary at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. As keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth told Live For Live Music late last year, “With celebrating 25 years, we really wanted to return to some of the places that have always been special to us and fun to play. Vegas, Jazz Fest, The Fox, and those spots have always provided something a little extra for us as a band.”EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Hollingsworth Talks The String Cheese Incident’s 25th Anniversary, Surprises In Store For New Year’s RunThe String Cheese Incident made good on Hollingsworth’s prediction, delivering a memorable performance in their second of two shows at the Fox this weekend. Following an opening “Colorado Bluebird Sky”, the band worked through “Get Tight”, “(Nothing But) Flowers”, and Chuck Berry‘s “You Can Never Tell”. From there, String Cheese launched into a lengthy rendition of “Best Feeling”, from their Keller Williams collab album, Breathe (1999). The set came to a close with extended jams followed on “The Big Reveal” and “Beautiful”.Following setbreak, the band emerged to kick off the show’s second half with “Into The Blue”. A well-paired “Let’s Go Outside” > “Outside and Inside” came next, followed by a cover of Tom Petty‘s “You Wreck Me”. From there, excellent renditions of “Way Back Home”, “Rivertrance”, and “Rollover” rounded out the set before a “Rosie” encore sent the crowd home dancing.Listen to a full audience audio recording of the performance below:The String Cheese Incident – 4/20/19 – Full Audio[Taped by Michael Frasca]You can check out photos of the performance below courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda.Next up for The String Cheese Incident is a trio of shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest including an “evening with” performance at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Mardi Gras World on May 3rd and 4th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Fox Theatre | St. Louis, MO | 4/20/19Set One: Colorado Bluebird Sky, Get Tight > All Blues > Nothing But Flowers, You Can Never Tell, Best Feeling > The Big Reveal > BeautifulSet Two: Into The Blue, Let’s Go Outside > Outside and Inside, You Wreck Me, Way Back Home > Rivertrance > RolloverEncore: RosieThe String Cheese Incident | Fox Theatre | St. Louis, MO | 4/20/19 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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A gift for public service

first_imgEach year, thousands of Harvard College students participate in public-service activities on campus, in their communities, and around the world. The School’s commitment to ensuring that every undergraduate has the opportunity to engage in service received a big boost this week thanks to a generous gift from Eric Mindich ’88 and Stacey Mindich.Responding to President Drew Faust’s call to service, the new Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship will provide the infrastructure to link public-service activities directly to the curriculum and expand the options for undergraduate courses with public-service components. Additionally, funding will be available through the Mindich Service Fellows Program for extracurricular summer work in public-service organizations.“Service to society is at the heart of Harvard’s mission,” said Faust. “The Mindich family’s generosity will encourage and enable more of our students to explore public service in both summer activities and academic work, and to understand the importance of public service in shaping the kind of world we hope to build.”A number of faculty members at the College already infuse public service into their teaching through experiential learning opportunities. Students in courses such as “Practicing Democracy,” “Reinventing Boston,” and “Poverty in America” engage in service to the community in a manner that informs and motivates academic coursework.The Mindich Program will ensure that 14 new courses are developed — two per year for the next seven years — and that this engaged scholarship initiative is able to achieve both academic rigor and quality service. Courses will incorporate reading and writing activities that directly relate to the participating students’ service experiences. This will enable students to draw connections between their intellectual interests and their commitment to service, as well as reflect on ways that academic learning can contribute to addressing contemporary community needs and social problems.Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College, eagerly anticipates the effect the Mindich family’s support will have on the student experience.“I cannot think of a gift more important to the legacy of Harvard College and am deeply indebted to both Eric and Stacey Mindich for their generosity,” said Khurana. “At a time when we as a society are tackling urgent and pervasive social issues, this gift will enable our students and our faculty to address these problems through rigorous academic research and hands-on experience.”In addition, the gift will support the newly established Mindich Service Fellows Program to provide financial support for up to 75 undergraduates each year. Recipients will receive stipends to support their summer service activities, helping them clear a significant hurdle for most college students interested in service.Gene Corbin, the assistant dean for public service at the College, said that these fellowships go a long way in fulfilling the high demand of students looking to spend their summers in service organizations.“As of today, the number of available service scholarships does not meet the demand of undergraduates wanting to devote their summers to service. We know that immersion in summer service has the greatest impact both on our students and the people they serve,” said Corbin. “I am thrilled that an additional 75 students each summer will have access to these transformative experiences and that our students will increasingly be able to connect their service to academic learning.”A hiring search is currently underway for the first director of the Mindich Program, and the inaugural cohort of Mindich Fellows will be awarded this academic year for next summer.“My time at Harvard was transformative, both what I learned in the classroom and what I experienced outside of it,” said Eric Mindich. “This innovative program will allow future generations of exceptionally talented and passionate undergraduates to pursue their natural interest in public service, enrich their own experiences, and engage with and benefit the world around them.”The $15 million gift will endow both programs. As a result of this gift, Phillips Brooks House — the home for undergraduate public-service organizations since 1900 — will be renamed the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship to reflect its administration of these new curricular and extracurricular operations.Eric Mindich, who as an undergraduate found his own outlet for service through Harvard’s Institute of Politics, is the founder and CEO of Eton Park Capital Management. He also currently serves as president of the board of directors of Lincoln Center Theater, and as a trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Horace Mann School.Stacey Mindich is a Tony Award-winning theater producer and co-chair of the board of New York City Center.last_img read more

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The Winning Formula – Elasticity, Flexibility and Productivity

first_imgPerhaps he had Formula 1 racing on his mind during the CIO Summit in Montreal, but one CIO compared the hybrid cloud to using multiple modes of transportation.  For instance, throughout the year, we may drive our own car, rent a car or take a taxi.  The key is choosing the appropriate, convenient and flexible option based on our unique needs.At EMC, we built a state-of-the-art private cloud to run our business.  However, as we strive to provide our users with more elastic, on-demand and contemporary IT services, we must look beyond the private cloud.  Of course, as you know, this raises many questions.  Here are just a few on my mind:Functionality:  What application and data is the user accessing through the cloud?If it is consumer-based information, it can live on an external cloud.  For instance, our users are on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media daily.  However, if the application manages mission critical information like engineering designs, or accesses regulated healthcare, banking or financial information, we want more robust governance and greater service level agreements than the public cloud offers today.Trust:  Is the application safe for proprietary information or intellectual property?Whether it is an internal or external application, we must partner early on with our Chief Information Security Officers to assess the sensitivity of information the app is accessing; its potential vulnerabilities; its compliance and governance requirements; and its need for elasticity.  This will help us determine if we use private, hybrid or public cloud.Cost:  How is the application going to consume IT?  Not only do we need to know who will use it, where the data will live and whether it will be accessible via mobile devices, but we need to have a clear picture of its cost and software development lifecycle.  This enables us to build for the users’ requirements and provide the flexibility and scalability we need for the future.The bottom line is we need to provide the contemporary IT applications and appropriate access our users need to be productive, while ensuring we minimize risk to our business and intellectual property.  At EMC, we recently introduced a hybrid version of Syncplicity, which provides public cloud convenience and experience while leveraging our on-premise infrastructure.  As a result, more than 36,000 employees have embraced and are using the tool to easily (and happily) sync and share files with colleagues.What questions are you asking with regard to the hybrid and public cloud?last_img read more

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Several Dogs, Cats Find New Home As Part Of Special Adoption Event

first_imgImage by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.JAMESTOWN – A total of six dogs and two cats were adopted Sunday as part of a special event at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.Image by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.Shelter officials say they will be calling more applicants Monday to set up appointments to match them up with animals.Brian Papalia, the Community Relations Director for the Humane Society, says the shelter has reduced its adoption fee to $19.Image by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.Papalia says the urgency to find the animals a home is a mix between a newly mandated staffing reduction by New York State and preparing for the long-term effects of the virus outbreak. In event of an emergency need, Papalia says the shelter needs to be prepared for incoming pets due to illness. The humane society is urging community members to visit their adoption page to check out the dogs and cats that are currently available. Once they find an animal of interest, community members are asked to fill out the application under the adoption tab.Image by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Benefits of Being a Bum

first_imgI use the term “bum” in the best way possible.Really, I prefer to think of myself as a resourceful minimalist.Granted, I usually feel very much like the stereotypical idea of a “bum”: couch surfing from time to time, doing laundry and showering at my friends’ houses, poaching Internet whenever my wireless hot spot doesn’t work, always searching for the cheapest (i.e. best) campground…Alright, yes. I am a bum. I admit it. But there are some benefits to being a bum that I feel are worthy of mentioning.1. Everyone thinks you’re starvingand offers to feed you.2. You usually smell ripe enoughthat people don’t just offer their showers to you; they insist.3. No one thinks you’re a vagrant.In fact, most people think your transient lifestyle is rad.4. When your kitchen is a Coleman stove,being cheap suddenly becomes more of an acceptable trait.5. You don’t have to dust or mow the lawn……or weed the garden or worry about crazy pubescent teenagers whacking your mailbox down.6. You always know what the temperature is.Hot.7. There is no disconnect between you and how much waste you produce.If you don’t throw it away, it ends up on the floor of your car, so you end up being hyper-sensitive to how much trash you create.8. You’re forced into becoming a morning person,whether you like it or not.9. Everything you’d ever need for anything is in the backseat of your car.Great for you, kinda weird for your passengers.10. You don’t notice when the power goes out,because you don’t have any to begin with.So, moral of the story, the next time you find yourself staring at your overgrown front yard, contemplating whether or not you should mow the lawn or take out the trash or build a fortress around your mailbox, consider saying “screw it” and just moving into your car.last_img read more

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Crop-killing cold expected Monday night, how local farmers plan to survive

first_imgA situation his team avoided just a few nights ago, saying, “We sprayed almost 24 hours on Friday night…but we think it saved the orchard.” As for Monday night, “If we have to turn our sprinkles on we’re going to turn them on.” To make sure their buds turn into apples come September, Russell Farms apple orchard in Brackney, Pennsylvania relies on a sprinkler system. (WBNG) — With crop-killing cold possible for Monday night, farmers in our area are prepared to make sure their crops survive the unseasonably low temperatures. Farmer Michael Russell explains the magic number to use this process is when the trees hit 28 degrees. When it warms back up, you can bring them back out safe and sound. The farm also grows other fruits and vegetables in Lancaster, PA. This happens in the much warmer environment of a greenhouse until about the end of May. At the farm’s farm stand in Vestal on rare, chilly nights, Russell explains, “We’re working harder to bring those plants under the tents, tent side the whole tent in and then put heat in there so then when the morning comes we’ll pull everything back out and it’ll be just as good as it was yesterday.” Without the pump on rare, cold nights, Russell said, “Once we get down to 25 [degrees] if you didn’t have protection and you would pretty much lose your whole crop of apples.” Staff explain when used, the system wets the trees, which turns into an icy coating in the cold temperatures. This ice insulates the trees, therefore allowing them to warm up a few degrees. If you’re concerned about your plants on an unseasonable cold night, Russell suggests bringing them inside your home or garage for the night. last_img read more

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Two European Tour events postponed due to coronavirus

first_imgThe events could be rescheduled for later this year.”The well-being of our players, spectators and staff is always our absolute priority,” European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said on Friday.”While it is therefore regrettable that the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been postponed, we feel this is the correct course of action at this time.”We are currently investigating alternative dates for both events.”The coronavirus has claimed more than 1,000 lives in China and following health concerns, several sporting events in the region have been postponed.Formula One confirmed the Chinese Grand Prix, originally scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 19, will no longer go ahead as planned.Nanjing was due to host the World Athletics Indoor Championships from March 13-15 but, following the emergence of coronavirus in Wuhan, the event has been postponed until 2021.Topics : European Tour chiefs have postponed the Maybank Championship in Malaysia and the China Open in Shenzhen because of the new coronavirus outbreak.Both the European Tour and the Asian Tour agreed to postpone the Maybank event at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, which was due to take place from April 16-19.It was also decided to postpone the China Open, scheduled on the European Tour the following week, following consultation with tournament stakeholders.last_img read more

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Beijing ramps up testing capacity, reaching a third of city’s population so far

first_imgBeijing reported its first case from the outbreak at Xinfadi market on June 11 and 311 people in the city of over 20 million have tested positive for the virus since then.According to Zhang, the testing is being done in batches and includes workers from the market and residents in surrounding neighborhoods. Students, front-line medical staff, and workers in the transportation, banking, supermarkets, express deliveries and beauty salon industries will also be tested.Zhang added that Beijing’s daily testing capacity has increased to 458,000 per day.China on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, of which 14 were from Beijing.Topics : Beijing has ramped up coronavirus testing efforts and has tested about a third of the Chinese capital’s population so far, a city official said on Sunday, as authorities seek to control an outbreak stemming from a wholesale market in mid-June.As of Sunday noon, Beijing had collected 8.29 million patient samples for testing and completed 7.69 million tests, Zhang Qiang, an official from Beijing’s municipal committee, told a press conference.”This means we have already tested all the people that need to be tested. We are also rolling out large scale screening to key regions and key populations [of the city] and improve our capability of testing,” said Zhang, adding that Beijing was also receiving medical support from other provinces.last_img read more

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First-time solo buyer stoked at auction success

first_imgThe home at 8 Oxley St, Deception Bay.A highset home in Deception Bay has sold under the hammer. The property at 8 Oxley St sold for $315,000 at auction on Saturday, July 22. Marketing agent Kylie Loof of LJ Hooker Redcliffe said the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home on a 615sq m block attracted four registered bidders. Ms Loof said the auction kicked off with a bid of $280,000 and three of the buyers were actively vying for the property. “The auction progressed in $10,000 hits and finished at $315,000,” she said. Ms Loof said the successful bidder was a local man who planned to move into the well-presented property. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“He was absolutely stoked,” she said. “He hadn’t bought a property on his own before and this was his first time bidding at auction. “The vendor was an investor and he was quiet happy with the results.” Ms Loof said not many properties went to auction in Deception Bay so when one did, it attracted interest.“We had a mixed bag of investors and owner occupiers looking at Oxley St,” she said. “The (Deception Bay) market has been predominantly investors recently but now that’s evening out. “We’re seeing interest for all properties but generally buyers are looking for proximity to the water. “And in Deception Bay you get more bang for your buck compared to Redcliffe.”last_img read more

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Church of England calls for ExxonMobil greenhouse gas disclosure

first_imgNYSCRF and the Church Commissioners said that they – along with other investors – were continuing talks with ExxonMobil about the importance of releasing a more comprehensive disclosure report. They highlighted that other oil companies, such as Shell and Total, have already begun to set long-term emission reduction ambitions following investor engagement.Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners, said: “We want to see ExxonMobil develop a clear strategy for long-term sustainability, in line with international commitments for a safer climate. While we have been pleased to see ExxonMobil start to address the impact of climate change on its business over the past two years, the company has much more to do.”Thomas DiNapoli, New York State comptroller and trustee of NYSCRF, said: “ExxonMobil’s lack of GHG emissions reduction targets puts it at odds with its industry peers that have taken such steps. The world is transitioning to a lower carbon future and Exxon needs to demonstrate its ability to adapt, or risk its bottom line along with investors’ confidence.”This latest resolution was developed in line with the overarching expectations of the Climate Action 100+ initiative, which engages the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to seek to ensure they take necessary and sufficient action on climate change.It is expected to be voted on by shareholders at ExxonMobil’s annual general meeting in spring 2019. The manager of the Church of England’s £8.3bn (€9.2bn) endowment fund has co-filed a shareholders’ resolution calling on oil and gas giant ExxonMobil to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.The resolution was co-filed with New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) and supported by institutional investors with $1.9trn ($1.7trn) under management, including CalPERS, the Church of England Pensions Board and HSBC Global Asset Management.The resolution asked the company to set short, medium and long-term GHG targets aligned with the goals established by the Paris Agreement in 2015 to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2º and pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5º.Last year, ExxonMobil shareholders passed a resolution filed by NYSCRF and the Church Commissioners asking it to disclose the impact of measures to combat climate change on its business. In response, the company released a first report in December 2017.last_img read more

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