March 2

My Morning Jacket Won’t Stop Playing Full Albums In The Dominican Republic

first_imgMy Morning Jacket fans have converged on the Dominican Republic’s Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana this weekend for the band’s only scheduled shows of 2018. With a touring hiatus planned for the remainder of the year, the annual One Big Holiday destination festival offers MMJ aficionados their only chance to catch Jim James and Co. for at least the next 10 months. Fortunately for those MMJ aficionados, the Louisville-based rockers have delivered in spades by working their way through the entirety of their first four albums over the course of the event’s first two nights.It all started on Friday when My Morning Jacket ran through their 1999 debut The Tennessee Fire during the first set of their three-night run at the picturesque Caribbean resort. It was their first time playing the LP in full since 2010, when the band performed their first five albums during a five-night stand at New York City’s Terminal 5. Fans who missed out on that experience eight years ago were in for a treat, as MMJ dove right into their sophomore effort—2001’s At Dawn—when they returned to the beachside stage for Friday night’s second set. The nature of the show meant plenty of bust outs were in order, including rarities like “By My Car”, “If It Smashes Down”, and “ I Need It Most”, all last played during the 2010 Terminal 5 run.One Big Holiday attendees were a bit less surprised when Saturday night’s show kicked off with “Mahgeetah”, the fan favorite that opens My Morning Jacket’s 2003 juggernaut It Still Moves. Widely regarded as one of the best offerings in the band’s catalog, It Still Moves features some of MMJ’s most cherished tunes, all of which got the live treatment during the night’s first set. Interestingly, the group enlisted their friends from New Orleans institution the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for some of the album’s biggest numbers like “Dancefloors”, “Easy Morning Rebel” and the gathering’s namesake, “One Big Holiday”. Naturally, the set also showcased rarities like “Just One Thing” and “One In The Same”—the latter of which also appeared last during the 2010 Terminal 5 run.Of course, set two was all about the My Morning Jacket’s fourth album, the delightfully psychedelic and synth-heavy 2005 effort Z. Favorites like “Gideon”, “What A Wonderful Man”, “Off The Record” and the downright glorious closer “Dondante” all made appearances during the set, which also featured bust outs “Knot Comes” and “Into The Woods”. Not content to end it with the glory of “Dondante”, My Morning Jacket returned for an encore rendition of “Cobra”, a monster of a tune from the band’s 2002 Chocolate & Ice EP that rarely gets played in full. Nevertheless, the band went big for this one as well, delivering a complete take on the number that clocked in at over 20 minutes.My Morning Jacket – “Gideon”[Video: Craig Dodge Lile]My Morning Jacket will return to the stage on Monday night to close out their fourth annual One Big Holiday, and its safe to say fans are anticipating an exploration of the band’s three most recent LPs—2008’s Evil Urges, 2011’s Circuital and 2015’s The Waterfall. Tonight the festival will focus on some of the other artists on the bill, with headlining sets from Portugal. The Man, Sylvan Esso, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Other acts that have already performed include Spoon, Broken Social Scene, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.last_img read more

January 26

University establishes new Office of Military and Veteran Affairs

first_imgThe University announced the establishment of an Office of Military and Veteran Affairs (OMVA) in a press release Wednesday. According to the release, the office will expand the University’s support for Notre Dame-enrolled veterans and their families, active-duty and ROTC students and those who are dependents of service members.The office will be led by Regan Jones, who, according to the OMVA’s website, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who came to Notre Dame in 2014. Jones said he was hired as the director of the OMVA in September, and since then has accomplished “a lot of work” through collaboration with various resources, offices and departments at the University.“The creation of this office is really special because I’m in a position to help foster sort of this connective tissue amongst pockets of excellence to create an ecosystem and ensure that these [military-connected] students have a robust Notre Dame experience,” Jones said.Provost Thomas G. Burish said in the press release that the Military and Veteran Initiative Steering Committee, an organization Jones said he was involved with for 10 months before the OMVA’s establishment, led the initiative to create the new office.“With this new [OMVA], we will further strengthen our commitment to serving those who have given so much to our nation and the University,” Burish said in the press release.According to the release, the new office will focus on growing the military-connected undergraduate and graduate student populations and developing targeted services to meet their unique needs. Jones said his immediate goals for the office are centered on “infrastructure and capacity.”“An important first step includes things that may not seem very exciting: how do we tag and track these types of [military-connected] students on campus, what’s the success rate and what programs are they interested in,” Jones said. “That’ll tell us a little bit about not only how to support the students we have but how to attract more.”Jones said the OMVA will also expand existing programs such as The Warriors Scholar Project, a program designed to help service members pivot from the battlefield to the classroom, and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), among others. As an example, Jones said, the OMVA is working with the enrollment division to further support ROTC students through financial aid for room and board.“We’re going to leverage all of the available resources and work with different stakeholders depending on what program we’re talking about,” Jones said. “So looking with the enrollment division and our deans to think about how we can structure not only our financial aid, but also more development and recruitment strategies to attract [military-connected students] for undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.”Jones said when he considers the community aspect of the OMVA, he believes it is important to both integrate the students into the campus community and ensure that they have a network they can meet and connect with in a “really deep and meaningful way.”“Being someone from the military [with a] military background, I put myself in the minds of these students,” Jones said. “They’ve done incredibly brave things, [such as going] overseas in combat, but they’re terrified about their next act and what life looks like after service. I feel fortunate to be able to help create a bridge for them from service to their next act and ensure that they’re successful, that they have a robust Notre Dame experience and that they go out and graduate and become a force for good so it’s super exciting.”The announcement comes during a special time, Jones said, in terms of the backdrop of the football game between Navy and Notre Dame to take place this Saturday.“It’s really special, that historical relationship [Notre Dame has] with the U.S. military in general, but more specifically, the U.S. Navy and that rich, deep history in relationship with Navy that really kind of saved the University back in the 1940’s,” Jones said.According to the OMVA website, during World War II more than two-thirds of the Notre Dame student body enlisted in the military, placing the University in “dire financial straits.” However, after the creation of a Navy program through which 12,000 officers were trained on campus and the University was financially “kept afloat,” former University president Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh promised to play the Naval Academy in football every year.“The bonds between Notre Dame and the U.S. military predate the American Civil War and have grown stronger over many years, as successive generations of Notre Dame graduates and Holy Cross priests have served our nation in times of war and peace,” Burish said.Laura Carlson, vice president and associate provost and chair of the Military and Veteran Initiative Steering Committee, said in the release that she believes Notre Dame can achieve singular distinction as one of the nation’s “best universities for veterans, military, ROTC and their families.”“In Regan Jones, a highly decorated Marine Corps veteran who has spent the past three-plus years getting to know the University from a variety of perspectives, we have the ideal leader to direct us in this endeavor,” Carlson said in the release.Tags: Military, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, ROTC, Veteranslast_img read more

January 18

New York State Leaders Release Phase Two Reopening Guidelines

first_imgShare: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) A small business owner places an open sign in his window. Photo: USAFALBANY – New York State has released guidelines for phase two reopening which could start as early as Tuesday in Western New York.In a post on the forward.ny.gov website, leaders said the following industry types may begin reopening if they follow the state’s guidelines.OfficesReal EstateEssential and Phase II In-Store RetailVehicle Sales, Leases, and RentalsRetail Rental, Repair, and CleaningCommercial Building ManagementThe full list of business is posted on the state’s website.Officials also released a list of suggested best practices to keep employees and customers protected from COVID-19 exposure. There is also a county-by-county reopening tool to help businesses find what phase of reopening they would fit in to. Still, officials say the following industry types will remain closed during phase two reopening:Malls; specifically, any indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with 100,000 or more square feet of retail space available for lease; however, any stores located within shopping malls, which have their own external entrances open to the public, separate from the general mall entrance (e.g. strip malls), may open;Dine-in and on-premise restaurant or bar service, excluding take-out or delivery for off-premise consumption;Large gathering/event venues, including but not limited to establishments that host concerts, conferences, or other in-person performances or presentations in front of an in-person audience;Gyms, fitness centers, and exercise classes, except for remote or streaming services;Video lottery and casino gaming facilities;Movie theaters, except drive-ins; andPlaces of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, family and children’s attractions.last_img read more

January 17

Spring special

first_imgVolume XXXIIINumber 1Page i Welcome to the 33rd annual Spring Garden Packet from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Written by 14 CAES faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students, these 27 feature articles are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable gardening information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension county agent (just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features. The stories are available on Georgia FACES at a georgiafaces.com.This year’s edition is split into sections. First, you’ll find articles on fruits and vegetables, followed by general gardening, gold medal winners, garden pests and plant diseases. Fruits and vegetables1. Top 10 vegetables to try – Kristen Plank2. Georgia oranges? – Sharon Omahen3. Growing sweet potatoes – Terry Kelley4. Put your harvest on the table – Plank5. From garden to grub: Ratatouille – PlankGeneral gardening6. Good gardening saves green – Matthew Chappell7. Gardening success during drought – Plank8. Alternatives to turf – Amanda Tedrow9. Gardening ‘achoos’ – Peppers10. Creating a garden with children – Plank 11. Growing gourds in Georgia – KelleyGold medal winners12. Georgia’s plant all-stars for 2008 – Plank13. Comeback plant – Bodie Pennisi14. Paperbush adds heavenly scent – Gary Wade15. American Hornbeam adapts – Wade16. Pride of Augusta great vine for Georgia – Wade17. Cranesbill a ‘floral blockbuster’ – PennisiGarden pests18. Using pesticides safely – Paul Guillebeau19. The ultimate unwelcome guest – Elmer Gray20. Tips to keep mosquitoes away – Guillebeau21. Widow spiders and work gloves – Stephanie Schupska 22. Hornworms love tomatoes – Nancy Hinkle23. The lowdown on chiggers – GrayPlant diseases24. Prevent some vegetable diseases – Brad Haire25. Take-all root rot – Holly Thornton26. Pick tomatoes resistant to virus – Kelley 27. UGA clinic diagnoses sick plants – ThorntonHere are all of the annual UGA garden packet articles for the past seven years: 2007 Garden Packet Articles2006 Garden Packet Articles2005 Garden Packet Articles2004 Garden Packet Articles 2003 Garden Packet Articles 2002 Garden Packet Articles(Stephanie Schupska was principle editor of the 2008 Spring Garden Packet and is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

December 8

Binghamton University hosts ugly sweater contest to help feed the hungry

first_imgThe donations are given to the Bare Necessities Food Pantry. They help students who are struggling to put food on their tables. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University held its second Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Friday. “Getting ready for tests, especially right now when we’ve got finals next week. So, its a real issue and right now its something that we want to shine a light on here at Binghamton.” “With college students, if students are hungry they have a hard time studying, they have a hard time focusing,” said Ryan Yarosh, Director of Media and Public Relations.center_img People who participated were asked to bring a food item to donate to students in need. Students, faculty and staff showed off the ugliest sweaters they could find.last_img read more

October 19

Chinese toddler’s condition improves after suspected Wuhan coronavirus infection in Manado

first_imgThe condition of a 2-year-old Chinese toddler who showed several symptoms of the coronavirus has improved after being put in an isolation room in the Prof. Kandou General Hospital in Manado, North Sulawesi.The boy had been in Manado with his parents since Jan. 21. He was taken to the hospital on Monday after he showed symptoms of the coronavirus.“His health condition is stable and is starting to improve. There are no more complaints, his body temperature remains at a normal range of 36.3 degrees [Celsius] and his cough has begun to improve as well,” the hospital’s medical services division head Hanry Takasenseran said on Friday. He, however, could not yet announce whether the toddler had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as he was still waiting for test results from the Health Ministry’s research and development center in Jakarta. The hospital previously took two blood samples from the patient.“We are still coordinating whether we have to wait for results of both samples or just one of them to know his condition,” Hanry said, adding that both of the toddler’s parents were in good condition.The isolation room in which the toddler was being observed was under strict guard, Hanry went on to say.He previously stated that the toddler had been experiencing fever and cough for the previous nine days, according to his medical record. The toddler was referred to the hospital by a private hospital in Manado. Read also: Chinese toddler becomes first suspected Wuhan coronavirus case in ManadoNorth Sulawesi Health Agency dismissed a rumor on social media that the toddlers’ family were hiding in the Four Points Hotel in Manado before eventually taking their children to the hospital. Rumor had it that the entire family was infected by the coronavirus. Residents were also told to stay away from the hotel as well as Manado Town Square shopping center, which the family visited.“It’s not true that they were hiding here [in the hotel]. They were monitored by travel agents who brought them here,” the agency head Debie KR Kalalo said. She also dismissed the report that the entire family was being put under observation in the hospital’s isolation room.Four Point Hotel spokesperson Novrico echoed Debie’s statement, saying the health condition of the remaining Chinese tourists staying at the hotel had been verified as good.Debie added that there was no scientific evidence that the novel coronavirus could be spread by airborne transmission, such as through the hospital’s air conditioning system. She went on to say that the virus would need respiratory droplets in order to survive.AFP reported that the official Chinese death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose on Friday to 636, with the government saying total infections had climbed past 30,000. Indonesia has yet to have any confirmed cases, although an Indonesian domestic worker in Singapore was tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

September 29

​UK local authorities eye joint stewardship, ESG framework

first_imgAlex Younger, investment and actuarial services manager at Norfolk, said the tender had yet to be launched but would follow shortly after two concept viability days in early October with both the 13 involved LGPS and providers.He said the framework would have “real credibility” due to the involvement of several funds that have previously placed a heavy emphasis on stewardship and ESG, including the Environment Agency Pension Fund, the West Midlands Pension Fund and its counterpart in West Yorkshire.One of the other funds involved, the Lothian Pension Fund, has previously overseen a joint procurement exercise for voting and engagement services that saw Hermes win a contract from three Scottish LGPS.Younger noted the uncertainty surrounding the future shape of the LGPS, with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) currently working with the LGPS Advisory Board on options to pool assets.The London Pensions Fund Authority and the Lancashire County Pension Fund, both backing the new framework, in July agreed a partnership to pool assets, and other London local authority funds have joined to set up a collective investment vehicle (CIV).Younger said the framework team was “cognizant” of the uncertainty ahead.“We are seeking to make future frameworks as robust as possible for an uncertain new model,” he said. More than a dozen UK local authority funds are working on a national procurement framework for environmental, social and governance (ESG) providers, including the provision of proxy voting services.The new framework, currently being drawn up by Norfolk County Council, will cover an as yet unspecified number of areas including proxy voting, ESG data metrics and more general advice where required by local authority pension schemes (LGPS).The framework is the latest being undertaken by the National LGPS Frameworks project, overseen by Norfolk Pension Fund, which to date has launched frameworks including ones for legal advice, custody and investment consultancy services.In July, it announced it was set to hire dedicated procurement staff, citing £16m (€21.8m) in savings as proof of its success.last_img read more

September 28

Businessman Keith Lloyd sells his Gold Coast beachfront trophy home

first_imgKeith Lloyd’s Main Beach apartment recently went under contract.BUSINESSMAN Keith Lloyd has offloaded his beachfront trophy home in a multimillion-dollar deal.The former shipbuilder and founder of Shafston International College listed the lavish apartment in Main Beach’s Ocean Isles building in March.He offered to throw his superyacht into the mix as part of a package deal with a $13 million price tag and even considered a trade at one point.However, marketing agent Lucy Cole said the Gold Coast buyers only wanted the three-bedroom residence. It is one of five in the beachfront Ocean Isles building. The sale could mark a record for the building.Ms Cole said the move would be a downsize for the buyers who were saying goodbye to their family home.“They just think it’s time to look after themselves,” she said.Property records show Mr Lloyd bought the apartment about eight years ago.It has a seemingly endless list of luxury features, including floor-to-ceiling windows, framing ocean views, a media lounge, lift, an office with library, and a heated pool and spa.Ms Cole described it as “a real showpiece” and said Mr Lloyd used it as a weekend escape.Kollosche director Michael Kollosche and colleague Duncan Longmore recently sold a neighbouring apartment in the building, but they would not disclose the sale price. MORE NEWS: A pool that’s good for your health? Yes please! Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Mr Lloyd used it as a weekend escape.She wouldn’t reveal a sale price until the deal settled but said it was close to the apartment’s $7.5 million asking price.“It didn’t involve the boat, the boat has gone to Sydney,” said Ms Cole, managing director of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We had an excellent response to the marketing.”The sale has potentially set a new benchmark for the four-level building, which only has five apartments.The same apartment holds the record after selling for $6.42 million in 2007. MORE NEWS: Beach house sells in days — and it wasn’t even on the market It was initially listed with his super yacht as part of a package deal.last_img read more

September 24

ORV crash hurts two in Ripley County

first_imgOsgood, In. — An off-road vehicle crash injured two people in Ripley County Saturday.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says at 7:28 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the crash scene south of the intersection of Old Michigan Road and Fairground Road. The vehicle, driven by Jesse Grow, of Osgood, was northbound on Old Michigan Road when he struck a mailbox and a tree.Grow was flown to an Indianapolis area hospital. The passenger, David Cornett, of Greensburg, was treated at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.The accident remains under investigation.last_img read more

September 21

Portugal rout inexperienced Ireland

first_img However, it was striker Hugo Almeida who took centre-stage, heading Portugal into a second-minute lead and, after Richard Keogh’s own goal had put them further ahead, claiming a second eight minutes before the interval. James McClean’s first strike for his country on his 23rd senior appearance gave Ireland hope seven minutes after the break, but substitute Vierinha struck 12 minutes from time and Fabio Coentrao added a fifth as newcomer Nani produced a superb late cameo performance. While Portugal boss Paulo Bento included his highest-profile player for obvious reasons, opposite number Martin O’Neill left his sitting on the bench having hinted that he might in his pre-match press conference when he said he knew all he needed to about Robbie Keane. Eight days short of 20 years since Ireland famously defeated Italy 1-0 in the World Cup finals at the old Giants Stadium, a team which included only a handful of regular starters ran out hoping to spring a similar surprise, albeit in different circumstances. However, the game was over as a contest long before the half-time whistle as the Portuguese flexed their muscles in impressive style. They needed barely two minutes to get their noses in front when winger Varela, in what was to become something of a theme, found himself in space down the right and delivered the perfect cross for unmarked striker Almeida to head firmly past goalkeeper David Forde. Ronaldo had already served notice of his intent with a deft turn which took him away from Jeff Hendrick and David Meyler on halfway, although his scuffed shot had an element of rust about it. But he tested Forde further with a left-footed drive 13 minutes later, and the Millwall keeper reacted superbly to deny Raul Meireles from the follow-up. Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comfortable victory over Ireland. The Portuguese captain, who had missed the earlier warm-up games against Greece and Mexico through a combination of knee and thigh injuries, started at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and played a leading role as his side raced into a 3-0 lead on their way to a 5-1 win. Ronaldo had a hand in the third goal, having earlier hit the post with a free-kick, and showed few signs of being hampered by any fitness concerns. Press Association Ronaldo was warming to his task, although clearly unhappy with the playing surface after slipping on more than one occasion, and McClean could have been forgiven for thinking he had done just that with 18 minutes played when the Portugal captain hit the deck after the merest of contacts. The Real Madrid star dusted himself down and curled the resulting free-kick around the wall and past Forde’s dive, only for the foot of the post to intervene. The respite was only temporary, however, and Ireland fell further behind when full-back Coentrao’s cross clipped the unfortunate Keogh and sailed over the stranded Forde’s head before dropping inside the far post. Skipper for the night Jon Walters produced Ireland’s first effort on target, but his 27th-minute header from McClean’s cross was directed straight at keeper Rui Patricio. But Portugal were cruising with playmaker William orchestrating from the middle of the field and Varela terrorising on the right as Ronaldo floated menacingly ahead of them. They increased their lead eight minutes before the break when Forde could only parry Ronaldo’s header from yet another Varela cross to Almeida, who made no mistake from close range. Bento resisted the temptation to remove his star man from the fray at the break, but Ireland made a better fist of it in the early stages of the second half as wingers McClean and Aiden McGeady found themselves in advanced positions on several occasions. They got their reward seven minutes into the half when Wes Hoolahan played a quick free-kick to McClean on the right side of the penalty area, and he stepped inside before dispatching a low left-footed shot past Patricio. Portugal’s response was concerted and having wasted one free-kick by thumping it straight into the defensive wall, Ronaldo forced Forde into a diving save with a second on 57 minutes. Varela could have wrapped up the win had he been able to collect Ronaldo’s return pass after the pair launched a lightning break-out, but substitutes Nani and Vierinha combined in fine style on 78 minutes, and the former set up Coentrao for an exquisite fifth five minutes later as the Irish wilted. last_img read more