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first_imgFor the latest edition of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Rad Tracks Friday, the Grateful Dead-inspired group threw it back to last year’s LOCKN’ Festival ahead of their two performances at this year’s festival, which is currently underway this weekend. LOCKN’ certainly seems to bring out the best in the group headed by drummer Joe Russo. Almost Dead’s set at LOCKN’ last night saw the group collaborate with Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and fans are eagerly awaiting their second set tonight. However, last year saw similarly hyped performances by the group, as illustrated with this new video from last year.MMJ’s Jim James Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead For Jane’s Addiction Cover & More At LOCKN’The 101st edition of Rad Tracks contains almost forty-five minutes of pro-shot video from Almost Dead’s set last year, capturing a good portion of their non-stop set on August 25th, 2016 (or really, the wee hours of August 26th). In this new video, the band kicks things off with the triumphant “St. Stephen”, featuring tastes of Led Zeppelin as the crew works “We’re Gonna Groove” into the jam portion of their second song of the night. The jam section comes to a frenetic peak, with its improvisational segment eventually giving Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz his time to shine with his own propulsive and jazzy solo. The group eventually lands in “The Eleven” led by Tom Hamilton and Joe Russo, with the energy from the “St. Stephen” jam carrying over and not letting up. As the jam mediates a huge range of tones, coming out of a particularly lyric section, the band picks things up into “Brown Eyed Women.”You can watch the full video shot and edited by Sean Smith of Foggy Notions Productions for yourself below, courtesy of the band. You can also take a listen to the full show, courtesy of McRoberts, and check out notes from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s first of two performances at LOCKN’ last year, courtesy of Peter Costello.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | LOCKN’ Festival at Oak Ridge Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/26/2016Set: Space -> Jam -> Truckin (SM) -> St Stephen # (All) -> The Eleven (TH & JR) -> Brown Eyed Women (TH) > The Wheel $ (All) -> Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Tennessee Jed (TH) > Viola Lee Blues % (All) > He’s Gone (TH) > Terrapin Suite ^ (TH)Notes: # – With a “We’re Gonna Groove” (Led Zeppelin) Jam (Band) & a Dave Dreiwitz Bass Solo | $ – With a “Duo Jam”, “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) Teases (MB), a Hell in A Bucket Tease (SM) & probably a bunch more from MB | % – With unknown tease (Band) & a “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (SM) | ^ – With “He’s Gone” lyrics sang over the intro, another “Fat Mama” Tease (MB), & another Duo Jam[Photo: Emily Butler]last_img read more

first_imgSpending hours a day diving around the coral reefs off St. Croix might sound like the stuff of a dream vacation, but for Annie Opel ’17, it was serious business.Opel spent much of her Virgin Islands adventure on thesis research that shows that efforts to restore coral reefs have a positive impact on fish populations, both short- and long-term. The study was published in the December issue of Marine Biology with Opel as first author, a rare accomplishment for an undergraduate.“Reefs are not only biologically important — more than 4,000 species of fish rely on these ecosystems — they’re also really important for humans,” Opel said. “We depend on them for commercial and recreational fisheries, they provide protection for coastal communities, and they bring in a great deal of money through tourism.“But right now they’re threatened by a number of anthropogenic inputs, from pollution to the effects of climate change,” Opel said. “Coral reefs have experienced bleaching and mass mortality all over the world, causing ecosystem degradation that affects the marine life that rely on the reefs to survive.”Opel threads a nursery tree with lines of coral pieces. Photo by Kemit-Amon LewisWhile there have been efforts to counter those threats by transplanting corals grown in underwater “nurseries” to damaged reefs, the impact of such projects on Caribbean reefs has been an open question, Opel said.“In St. Croix, they’ve been restoring corals since 2009,” Opel said. “[But] no one is really looking at what’s happening after the fact … so no one knows if this is an efficient way to restore reef systems.”What she found, Opel said, is that as little as a week after the introduction of experimental coral beds, significantly more fish and a greater diversity of species appeared. The research also showed that, over time, the fish community changed as additional species began visiting the sites.“Overall, it’s a success story — we outplanted corals and there were more fish,” she said. “That’s really exciting and something people took for granted in these restoration projects, but no one had quantified it before. I think it’s going to be interesting for future studies to use this as a benchmark to know what’s going on after transplanting corals.”,During a post-high school gap year, Opel worked with the Nature Conservancy on coral restoration projects in St. Croix. As a sophomore at Harvard, she joined the lab of Colleen M. Cavanaugh, the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and later proposed the coral study for her senior honors thesis.The project was helped along the way by Cavanaugh and postdoctoral fellows Joey Pakes Nelson and Randi Rotjan, who is now an assistant professor at Boston University.“This work was really cool for a variety of reasons,” said Nelson, an invertebrate biologist and ecologist. “As a global community, we spend a lot of money on coral reef restoration, but few studies describe how this practice affects the reef community, so Annie’s work provides justification for investments in this type of conservation.”Opel “had great resources because of her work in the Nature Conservancy, she knew about transplanting corals, she had diving experience, and she had a great question,” Nelson added.But answering a great question takes dedication.,“I went down to St. Croix in March over spring break and in collaboration with other researchers, outplanted four 2-by-2-meter plots of an endangered species of coral found in the Caribbean called Acropora cervicornis,” Opel said. “We also designated control plots 10 and 20 meters away.”Opel returned to the island at the end of the academic year to plant four additional plots and then began the hard work of collecting data almost entirely on her own.“Each survey day, I spent two hours underwater where I took five-minute surveys on each of my 16 plots,” she said. “I sat there with underwater paper and a clipboard, and I would basically mark every fish I saw for that five minutes. It was a steep learning curve, because I needed to learn how to identify every species of fish by sex and age before I started taking my surveys. I took surveys three times a week for all 16 plots, and I counted something like 15,000 fish in total, so it was a lot of sitting underwater in my bright orange wetsuit counting and identifying fish.”One of the most challenging parts of the project, she said, was finding partners to accompany her on dives.,“For safety reasons, you always dive with another person,” Opel said. “But it’s not like I had an assistant or anyone working with me, so I had to crowdsource my volunteers. I asked around at local dive shops in St. Croix and got put in contact with a lot of great people who wanted to help me with my research. One day my dad even came with me, so that was really special.“One of my favorite parts of the paper is the acknowledgments, because I got the chance to thank all the volunteer divers and all of the people who helped make this project happen. And I am really thankful to have had three rock-star female scientists to mentor me through this academic journey.”This research was supported with funding from the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Marine Conservation Action Fund, and the National Science Foundation.last_img read more

first_imgZurich Insurance pulls out of Trans Mountain pipeline project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Insurer Zurich has decided not to renew cover for the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline, said a spokeswoman for the project, which is opposed by environmental campaigners and some indigenous groups.All financial services companies are under pressure from environmental campaigners to cease doing business with the fossil fuel industry.A planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which ships oil to British Columbia from Canada’s main oil-producing province of Alberta, has also drawn ire from some First Nations leaders anxious about the impact on their communities.Trans Mountain said it has the insurance it needs for its existing operations and the “expansion project”. “There remains adequate capacity in the market to meet Trans Mountain’s insurance needs and our renewal,” the spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.The Trans Mountain pipeline’s annual liability insurance contract, dated August 2019 but filed with the Canada Energy Regulator on April 30, 2020, had shown Zurich was the lead insurer for the pipeline. The insurance, which provides $508 million of cover, runs to August 2020, the filing showed.Zurich was the sole insurer for the first $8 million of potential insurance payouts and the company provided a total of $300 million in cover with other insurers, the 2019/20 energy regulatory filing showed.[Noor Zainab Hussain, Carolyn Cohn, Rod Nickel and Suzanne Barlyn]More: Zurich Insurance drops cover for Trans Mountain oil pipelinelast_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2010 It appears that the Sendero Luminoso group was destroyed, but such is not the case, that light is still lit, the membership of this group multiplies in the hearts of the revolutionaries and one day will reappear. A soldier and a member of the Maoist group Shining Path died in a clash in central Peru, the Armed Forces Joint Command announced Wednesday. As a result of the confrontation, “an unidentified narcoterrorist, who was carrying an AKM rifle and was one of the commanders of the column, was killed,” according to a military statement that indicated that Army Capt. Illich Montesinos also died. The military authorities use the term “narcoterrorist” to identify members of the Shining Path remnant groups that maintain an alliance with gangs of drug traffickers. The confrontation took place Tuesday in the Rondayacu Gorge, an Andean area of the Junín region. Several of the subversives are believed to have been wounded, in light of traces of blood and other evidence found by military personnel, for which reason military operations are continuing, the document indicated. The area where the clash took place, which is under a state of emergency and controlled by the armed forces due to the presence of Shining Path remnants, is a coca-producing area where drug traffickers operate. Shining Path, which was defeated in the mid-1990s, began an internal war in 1980 that ended after two decades with a toll of 70,000 dead and missing, according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With their chief leaders captured, only isolated groups currently exist in the central and southeastern Peruvian jungle, and according to the government, they do not represent a danger to the country’s security.last_img read more

first_imgOn July 5, 2014, the board of directors of the $42 million Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union told their former president/CEO Charles Robert Poore they wanted to ask him about numerous suspicious transactions on his corporate credit card.The next day, Poore resigned and was never seen again at the Toledo, Ohio-based cooperative.Federal agents, however, found Poore in Pittsburgh and arrested him Tuesday on a felony charge of thrift and credit union theft, embezzlement or misapplication. After a hearing in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, Poore was released on a $25,000 bond. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgJust yesterday, the announcement promotional video of Rijeka 2020 was published and see what the Port of Diversity of Rijeka 2020 looks like in a promo video. The concept of the city of Rijeka that brought the title is based on themes Rada, Diversity i Vode united in an umbrella theme Luka. The term “port” in the context of the ECOC is transferred to all spheres of urban life in which it can play a crucial symbolic or real role in the life of the citizens of Rijeka. The port is traditionally perceived as a shelter, but also a venue for the exchange of goods and international communication. The desired “cargo” that ships will deliver to the port in 2020 are artistic, creative, innovative products that arrive in Rijeka from all over the world, just as they are sent from Rijeka to other ports. As they point out from Rijka 2020, they see the port as a theme in a broad, metaphorical sense of connecting and creating a “free zone” for artistic experimentation, both in traditional and new formats and media. “We live a peer to peer digital culture in which we can be a “pirate” port, but also a startup risk port. The first is more democratic, and the second is more profitable, but all forms of cultural activities of the future must have the opportunity to coexist in Nova Luka called Rijeka ”  Together with the notion of Luka, the themes of Labor, Diversity and Water form a narrative about the peculiarities of the city, its past, present and future and represent values ​​deeply woven into the historical identity of Rijeka, both literally and metaphorically. At the same time, they reflect the foundations of the European Union: multiculturalism, diversity, respect for diversity, openness to dialogue and cooperation. Regardless of political will and democratic tradition, these values ​​are, of course, not guaranteed once and for all. On the contrary, precisely because of the real and constant danger of them being endangered, especially in the circumstances of a long-lasting economic crisis, they should be defended by reflection, evaluation and representation from an artistic and cultural perspective. These determinants of Port, Labor, Diversity and Water should serve not only as a starting point for the story of our city and its connection with Europe, but also to ask extremely important and urgent issues such as the position and future of work and workers, work as art and art as work, endangerment of water as a resource, questioning our and European multiculturalism and interculturality. Read the full concept and program of the candidacy herecenter_img In 2020, various cultural events and art events will be held in the selected city throughout the year, which should certainly contribute to increasing the number of visitors to the city and raise the level of interest in culture in the local community. Along with Rijeka as the Croatian Capital of European Culture 2020, there will also be an Irish city, and the program of the event is traditionally announced two months before the event. Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture is a project by which Rijeka wants to improve the scope and diversity of cultural offer in the city, expand access and participation in culture, strengthen the capacity of the cultural sector and its links with other sectors and increase international visibility and profile of the city and region. last_img read more

first_imgRoyal IHC said in its latest announcement that their General Dredging Course is set to take place on September 10-21, 2018, in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.This intensive two-week program will feature several excursions, a guest lecture about the Port of Rotterdam and a one-day simulator experience on an IHC Beaver cutter suction dredger.The course is designed for both technical and non-technical management professionals in dredging-related industries.The following topics will be covered during the two-week training:Different dredging applications within a port;Dredge project phases;Dredging equipment types and boundaries for their use;Scoping site conditions;Fundamentals of hydrographic surveying;Dredge project management including costs and contracts;Fundamentals of hydraulic transportation and dredge pumps;Environmental aspects of dredging.The training is designed for professionals on management level in dredging related industries. It will be beneficial for people working for governments, port and harbor authorities, offshore companies, construction companies, dredging contractors and other organisations.last_img read more

first_imgBACOLOD City – An initial 4,000 to 7,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in southern Negros Occidental affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are expected to receive aid packages containing supplemental food and hygiene products from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) starting this week.As of May 20, personnel of DAR Negros Occidental II-South have been preparing for the distribution of the packs. Personnel of the Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental II-South ready the food packs to be given to an initial 4,000-7,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) starting this week. The assistance to be provided is implemented through the “Passover: Arbold Move to Heal as One Deliverance of our ARBs from the COVID-19 Pandemic” project of the agency. DAR NEGROS 2 The DAR will also aid women ARBs through livelihood activities like egg and poultry production and hog fattening, among others. Arnulfo Figueroa, officer-in-charge Provincial Agrarian Reform program officer, said the assistance to be provided is implemented through project “Passover: Arbold Move to Heal as One Deliverance of our ARBs from the COVID-19 Pandemic,”The program is being initiated by DAR secretary John Castriciones in response to Republic Act 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.The agency’s P300 million funding for the activity was sourced from the reprogrammed and realigned budget of the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development Sustainability Program and the unobligated allotment from the different units of DAR’s Support Services Office.Provincial Agrarian Reform Program officer Enrique Paderes, for his part, said they have created a team that would focus on the implementation of the project starting from the planning stage until the post-project monitoring and evaluation.Aside from the relief goods, seedlings, fertilizers, pesticides, and farms tools will also be given to the ARB organizations, he added.center_img Earlier this month, DAR Negros Occidental II-South distributed land titles and installed 67 farmers in two areas. On May 12, a total of 57 ARBs in Barangay Abuanan, Bago City were installed on a 32.39-hectare property, while some 10 farmer-beneficiaries in Barangay Robles, La Castellana received their land titles to a 5.5658-hectare property on May 5.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks DoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Seko Fofana may well have said that he has ‘chosen Lens’ as his next club, but Udinese won’t let him go for under €20m. The 25-year-old Ivorian midfielder announced in L’Equipe newspaper this week that he had already picked the next step in his career. “I received many offers, but my choice was immediate. I asked myself what I really wanted and that was a return to France. “I watched a few Lens games and want to bring my experience to this club. I can only thank Udinese, as I had four great years there and we were able to secure Serie A safety. “I hope the two clubs can reach an agreement soon. My choice has been made and I choose Lens.”Advertisement Loading… center_img However, that is by no means to be taken for granted, because Lens have just been promoted to Ligue 1 and don’t have the biggest transfer budget. read also:PSG set to face old foes Marseille early in French season Udinese are holding out for €20m and the Corriere dello Sport insist there will be no discounts. Fofana is under contract until June 2022, so they are not forced to make a sale, while there is plenty of interest from bigger clubs too. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgArgonauts Volleyball Team Victorious over Francis Marion 3-0 Sept. 14, 2007 Box Score  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In the second match for UWF on Friday, no fatigue showed, as they outplayed a feisty opponent, to record another 3-0 win. This time, Francis Marion (4-12) was the victim. This was the 10th win this season in straight sets for the Argos, who are now 11-2. Louann Rusch (So. / Homestead, Fla.), starting in place of the injured Chelsea Wilhoite (Fr. / Jacksonville, Fla.), came through with a strong defensive performance with 12 digs. The Argos were also missing back up defensive specialist Maddie Staub (Fr. / Spanish Fort, Ala.), but the team keeps on clicking due to the quality of their bench players.”We really earned this win,” claimed Head Coach Melissa Wolter, “they (Francis Marion) played a real good match, and they were digging everything we hit.” Wolter continued to explain, “We had to be patient, and make sure we used all our weapons, and we did a good job stopping them at the net.” To counter the feisty defense of their opponent, the Argos needed 10 blocks in the contest.Starting Outside hitter Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) with 12 kills, and Right Side hitter Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) with 11 kills led the offensive attack for West Florida, as they kept a lead throughout all games, with Francis Marion only making a late run in game three to make it a close finish. The Argos won 30-25, 30-21, and 30-27. Defensive Specialists Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) led all Argos in the match with 15 digs, and Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) had 30 assists and 12 digs.West Florida recorded 10 blocks, while Francis Marion only had five. Gualberto and Rapach were each in on four blocks, as the Argos controlled the net. Kara Gonzalez (Fr. / St. Augustine, Fla.) came off the bench to tally four kills in seven attempts, and also contributed three blocks. Jessica Lombardi was the bright spot offensively for Francis Marion, as she recorded 10 kills in the losing effort. Francis Marion did out-dig the Argos 71-67.The Argos are now 2-0 in the UAH Country Inn & Suites Invitational Tournament, and play against North Carolina Pembroke (9-6) and Arkansas Tech (10-5) in matches tomorrow (Saturday) to conclude the tournament play. Arkansas Tech defeated Armstrong Atlantic and lost to West Georgia in today’s action, while UNC-Pembroke defeated Valdosta State and was playing a late match vs. Alabama Huntsville. The Argos will take on UNC Pembroke at 9 AM, and finish with Arkansas Tech at 1 PM Saturday. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more