In mid-April, Trey Anastasio and his new Ghosts Of The Forest rounded out their east coast tour with a pair of performances at the stunning United Palace in upper Manhattan.Trey Anastasio Discusses Plans For Ghosts Of The Forest Live Album On SiriusXMDuring a chat with SiriusXM JamOn host Ari Fink, Trey announced a special live recording plan for Ghosts of the Forest’s New York City shows. He explained,This has been in place all along, but, the idea was to take the two nights and record the shows as a live album at the United Palace Theatre. It will almost be like a regular recording session, with two passes at the shows. For example, when Aretha Franklin was famously recording a record she would do two passes and that was it. Everyone had to play live. So for us, this is like we get two takes at the United Palace Theatre, but most importantly, the full picture of the Ghosts of the Forest document will have our community members and family in the audience. The recording will end up being a live album.On Tuesday, Anastasio unveiled the first pro-shot video from the recent Ghosts of the Forest NYC performances, which fans can enjoy and relive below:Ghosts of the Forest – “Ghosts of the Forest” – 4/12/19 (Pro-Shot)[Video: Trey Anastasio]Trey Anastasio Band (which features Ghosts of the Forest members Ray Paczkowski, Tony Markellis, and Jennifer Hartswick) is gearing up for a run of shows in late May before Trey and Ghosts of the Forest drummer Jon Fishman turn their attention back to their main project for Phish‘s 2019 summer tour, beginning with a two-night run at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on June 11th and 12th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.
Read Full Story Collegiate gymnasts may have been exposed to flame retardant chemicals from polyurethane foam safety equipment, such as pit cubes and landing mats, according to a small pilot study led by a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researcher. Flame retardants are associated with neurological and reproductive toxicity and cancer.The study was published online on July 6, 2016 in Environment International.“As a former gymnast, I know that there are many benefits to gymnastics, and I don’t think anyone should quit the sport based on our findings,” lead author Courtney Carignan, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard Chan School, said in a statement. “However, I hope our findings will alert gymnasts and coaches to take precautions to reduce their exposure, and that they will encourage their gyms to purchase flame-retardant-free equipment in the future.”Carignan and colleagues at Boston University School of Public Health, Duke University, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, analyzed 53 urine samples from 11 female college gymnasts from one gym in the Eastern U.S. Their findings included:Gymnasts’ urine samples contained more of the chemicals after—rather than before—practice.Flame retardants were found in 89 percent of foam sampled from 11 U.S. gyms.An earlier study by the researchers found flame retardant chemicals in the air and dust of a gymnastics training facility in the U.S. and elevated chemical levels in blood samples from college gymnasts who practiced there.
Read Full Story On Nov. 9, 2018, doctors, veterinarians, scientists, and politicians arrived at Boston’s Colonnade Hotel to celebrate trailblazing AIDS researcher Max Essex. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health along with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, hosted the scientific symposium to honor Essex, the Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, as he prepares for retirement.Essex’s career spans more than four decades and is punctuated by impressive achievements at every point along the way. In the early 1980s, he was among the first scientists to hypothesize that a retrovirus was the cause of AIDS. His research was instrumental in creating the first widely used HIV-blood screening test, and he helped establish both the Harvard AIDS Institute (HAI) and the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership.During welcoming remarks, Phyllis Kanki, professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard Chan School, noted that Essex has been an influential educator and mentor who’s trained dozens of doctoral research students and many more postdoctoral fellows. In addition, he has authored or co-authored more than 600 peer-reviewed papers. “Don’t worry, we’re not going to go through each of them,” Kanki joked.The symposium did, however, trace the evolution of Essex’s scientific endeavors and showed how far his influence continues to reach. It featured sessions and presentations from Essex’s colleagues, mentees, and collaborators. Sue Cotter, distinguished professor emeritus at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, recalled Essex’s formative years, when they were working together on feline leukemia. Their work took them into homes with dozens of cats and revealed that feline leukemia was in fact contagious and associated with immunodeficiency — findings that would inform Essex’s early work on AIDS.Max Essex addressing the crowd at the reception. Photo by Dominic ChavezAmong the highlights of the symposium was discussion of the high-impact work of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, a collaboration between the Ministry of Health in Botswana and HAI that began in 1996. The program, which established a state-of-the-art laboratory in Botswana, has helped carry out critical epidemiologic work in the country and launched ongoing projects aimed at curbing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, understanding resistance and adherence to antiretroviral drugs, and conducting genomic analysis of HIV-1C, the viral subtype predominant in southern Africa.Festus Mogae, who was president of Botswana from 1998 to 2008, recalled the severity of the AIDS crisis in his country when he took office. “In the absence of assistance, we faced extinction,” he said. He commended Essex not only for his scientific accomplishments but also for his commitment to building local capacity by training health care workers and scientists from Botswana and surrounding countries. “I’m proud that there are so many Africans that now know as much about the science of HIV and AIDS as you do,” he said.
Influencer relations at Dell Technologies aim to connect our brand with influential industry experts to create long-term relationships of mutual value, based on shared trust. This trust, we believe, is built by facilitating access to information, people and technology at Dell Technologies with the expressed goal for the independent expert to create their own, informed opinion. Our customers and our brand benefit from this informed third-party perspective by influential, independent industry experts by deriving value from these additional data points and perspectives. The relationship creates value for the independent experts by providing them early access to information about new research, insights on emerging technologies and opportunities to speak with our technology visionaries who are eager to share and absorb the experts’ opinions from a multitude of vantage points.An example of a shared value relationship with independent voices is our marquee podcast Luminaries – talking to the brightest minds in tech. Two or our independent experts host the podcast with technology leader guests from our communities of customers, independent, influential experts, analysts and Dell Technologies experts. The hosts, Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr, deeply investigate each episode’s topic and research each guest to create a conversation that is based on their knowledge and evaluation of the topic, the guest and of the Dell Technologies strategy. Our customers benefit from the highly informed, distinctly outside-in perspective.Moving forward all participants in #DellLuminaries program will also be part of the #DellInsideCircle.Core to our approach is that the relationships must be genuine and honest, and that the create shared value for the influencer, the brand and the customer.To showcase our latest technology and initiatives, we often partner with individuals who may be compensated by Dell Technologies for their time or content, but we believe strongly in transparency—it’s one of our five social media principles. So in that spirit we want you to know about the #DellLuminaries community. #DellLuminaries members will always disclose their relationship with Dell by using the #DellLuminaries hashtag in social media posts, in a video or link back to this page.And what is the #DellLuminaries relationship? It can take a number of forms. We may provide loaner systems for an extended period of time or free systems to trial. We may pay travel or other expenses to have someone attend a tech or other industry event. Dell might compensate someone for posting on social media about their experiences or contribute blog or editorial content. Ideally, however, it is a collaborative venture that aligns the goals of both Dell Technologies and those we work with.But, and this is important so we’re putting it in bold and all caps, WE WILL NEVER PUT WORDS INTO A #DELLLUMINARIES PARTICIPANT’S MOUTH. We want our #DellLuminaries members to give you their authentic, independent feedback, opinions and experiences so that you know how they connect to our technology when making your own decision. #DellLuminaries is about building an authentic community, NOT a collection of paid endorsements or advertisements.When you see a #DellLuminaries participant posting about us, know that we aren’t telling them what to say. We may encourage them to talk about their experiences, but we do not review their posts, censor their posts, or do anything except ask them to be authentic and disclose they are part of #DellLuminaries. If you have any questions about the program or see a #DellLuminaries member posting in a way that doesn’t seem to follow these concepts, let us know by commenting here on this post.
By Sharon DowdyUniversity of GeorgiaIf you’ve recently walked on a golf course, athletic field or newly established landscape any where in the world, chances are you stepped on a Tif variety turfgrass developed at the University of Georgia. “Many of the people I meet have heard of Georgia because 80 percent of the surfaces planted in improved warm-season turfgrasses are planted in Tif varieties,” said Wayne Hanna, a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who has bred turfgrass for 38 years. Tif grasses are popular because they “look good everywhere they’re planted,” he said.A long processBut it takes time to get it right, he said, as long as 15 years in some cases. For example, most varieties look good two years into being grown on research plots. By the third year, however, only 10 percent of plots look good.“We take our time to make sure the varieties we release are just right,” he said. “That’s why turf breeding is such a long process.”Hanna breeds Tif varieties on the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga. The top varieties are Tifdwarf, TifEagle TifBlair, Tifway, TifSport and ST-5.Tifdwarf and TifEagle are bermuda grasses used for golf course putting greens. TifBlair is a vigorous, cold-tolerant centipede grass.Newest on horizonTifway, TifSport and ST-5 are bermuda grass hybrids for lawns, sports fields, golf courses and landscapes. The yet unnamed ST-5 can grow in shade. The dark-green grass was selected from 27,000 hybrids and will be available to the public in 2010, he said.“Bermuda grass loves sunlight,” he said. “So the fact that this variety will grow in 70 percent shade is incredible. And, it’s sterile like a mule. So it doesn’t produce seed or pollen.”Georgia-bred turfgrasses are all certified, he said.“This means that a grass like TifBlair centipede has a pedigree that you can follow,” he said. “You can buy it now or five years from now, and you’ll be getting the same grass — guaranteed.”Plant at optimal timeIf you are planning to install any new turfgrass this year, wait until late April or early May to do it, said Clint Waltz, a UGA Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist. Late spring conditions are more suitable for establishing warm-season grasses.“Sod may be available, but it’s too early now,” he said. “We’re having some really pretty days, and everyone wants to get out and work in the yard, but it’s not the optimal time to plant warm-season turfgrasses.”For more advice on UGA turfgrass varieties, visit www.georgiaturf.com. Or, call your local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Green Mountain Power (GMP) and Saint Michael’s College today announced the unveiling of a public electric vehicle (EV) charging station on the Saint Michael’s campus. The new station is a partnership between GMP and St. Michael’s and will allow drivers to charge a vehicle at no cost for the first year.”We are very excited to launch this new EV charging station in partnership with Saint Michael’s College,” said Mary Powell, President and CEO of Green Mountain Power. “At GMP we are committed to a triple bottom-line of cost, carbon and reliability. Building charging station infrastructure is critical for the adoption of electric vehicles. This project and others like it will also help GMP learn more about how people use electric vehicles so we can move away from fossil fuels based transportation without jeopardizing reliability and cost.””Saint Michael’s College works continuously to nurture an ever-more sustainable environment on campus through multiple initiatives,” said Saint Michael’s President John J. Neuhauser. “This electric-vehicle charging station is in keeping with other efforts carried out through our buildings, our organic garden, our recycling efforts, and our extensive and ongoing sustainability programs.”GMP has also launched a new website at ev.greenmountainpower.com to share details on its charging station installations, as well as be a resource where people can learn more about plug-in electric vehicles and EV charging station infrastructure.The Coulomb Technologies CT2100 Chargepoint charging station is located in the Klein Center parking lot just off Route 15 at the west entrance to the Saint Michael’s College campus and is compatible with all plug-in vehicles available on the market. The Chargepoint system also provides customer-oriented features such as online and smartphone directions and reservations, driver notifications of charge status and effortless charging session initiation. The system will also provide feedback so that GMP can better understand how plug-in drivers use charging stations in practice.The station will be paired with a solar photovoltaic system placed atop the Klein Center. “Not only is this an important step to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, but it demonstrates how renewable energy fits in with new technologies to displace carbon emissions, particularly from transportation,” said Powell.It is anticipated that the electric vehicle market will grow in the coming years with more than 100 plug-in electric or hybrid models available by 2013. While the EV charging station model will be different than the traditional gas station model, as most charging takes multiple hours and will be done at home, it is expected that public charging stations will be used to “top off” vehicles to keep them highly charged and expand their range.Green Mountain Power’s environmental commitment has already inspired some electric vehicle purchases for the company. The company has three Toyota Priuses that have been converted to plug-in hybrids, as well as two GEM neighbor electric vehicles. Later this year, GMP expects the arrival of a pure electric Ford Transit Connect, a small commercial van to be used in conjunction with the deployment of GMPConnects, GMP’s smart grid program. Additionally, GMP will also deploy a Posi-Plus bucket truck later this year, which will have a plug-in battery used to power jobsite operations of the bucket and boom, eliminating vehicle idling to reduce emissions, noise and cost. COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – July 28, 2011) –
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Stony Brook mom is wanted in connection with the abduction of her five-year-old son, Suffolk County police said Thursday.The missing person investigation comes after Kristin Kapp failed to comply with a family court warrant issued on April 27, ordering her to turn her son over to Suffolk County Child Protective Services, police said.Kapp allegedly ignored the order and abducted the child, police said. The warrant was issued because of alleged child neglect, according to police. Sebastian Parsons-Kapp was reported missing on Tuesday by his father, who previously had an order of protection that prohibited contact with the child, police said. Mother and son are believed to be in New York, possibly in New York City, police said. Anyone with information about the pair’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652. UPDATE: The five-year-old-child has been located and is in the custody of Suffolk County Child Protective Services, police said.
Highlights of the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off match between Scotland and Israel August saw the start of an exclusive five-year deal with the SPFL to show up to 48 live matches each season, from the competition that delivered the very first live football on Sky Sports in 1991. In addition to Scotland’s UEFA Nations League matches and FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Sky Sports subscribers also have access to more than 140 live Premier League games and up to 158 from the EFL this season. 5:50 – Advertisement – Highlights of the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off match between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Northern Ireland – Advertisement – Sky Sports has announced that Scotland and Northern Ireland’s decisive UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers will be made available to all viewers in the UK free-to-air.The decision will allow fans from both nations to watch what is sure to be a dramatic night of football. Scotland seek to book their place in a major international tournament for the first time since 1998, while Northern Ireland look to repeat their qualification for UEFA Euro 2016 – their first major tournament for 30 years. 4:27 Image:Steve Clarke and Andy Robertson celebrate Scotland’s shootout win over Israel Sky Sports has made these matches of historic, national significance available in recognition of the unique circumstances and the impact the pandemic is having on fans. Domestic football and other live sporting events will continue to be exclusively available to Sky Sports customers, whose support enables Sky to provide sport with near-term financial security and sustained investment in the future. In the same week as these two decisive matches, Sky Sports subscribers will be able to enjoy The Masters from Augusta, Belgium vs England in the UEFA Nations League, Lewis Hamilton’s bid to equal Michael Schumacher’s illustrious record of seven F1 world titles at the Turkish Grand Prix and the IPL Final. Also, in the UEFA Nations League Scotland face Slovakia, Wales face Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland play Austria. Image:Northern Ireland players celebrate their penalty shootout victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday November 12, 7.45pmSerbia vs Scotland – Live on Sky One, Pick and Sky Sports FootballNorthern Ireland vs Slovakia – Live on Challenge and Sky Sports Premier LeagueSky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said: “We know how significant these fixtures could be for fans of Scotland and Northern Ireland. With two sides on the brink of qualifying for a major tournament, we felt it was the right moment in these exceptional and unique circumstances to make the games more widely available.“Sky Sports is a proud partner to many sports, both in the UK and around the world, and we have strived to stand alongside sport in unprecedented circumstances this year.”Fans will also be able to access the matches via NOWTV, on the go on your mobile, laptop or tablet on SkyGo with clips and highlights on SkySports.com, YouTube and Sky Sports social media channels. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Under the slogan “The most beautiful Croatian secret”, a two-day event was successfully held in Munich on April 18 and 19, with the aim of promoting the tourist offer of certain Slavonian destinations.This is an event that was held in cooperation with the German tour operator ID Riva Tours, the Branch Office of the Croatian Tourist Board in Munich and with the support of Münchner Merkur tz as a media sponsor. “We are pleased that the promotional activities that we carry out with the aim of positioning the Croatian continental tourist offer meet with excellent reactions from the audience, ie our foreign partners, but also potential tourists. Germany is one of our most important emitting markets from which we generate the largest tourist traffic, which is why we see great potential for Croatia’s continental offer. I am convinced of the excellent results of the entire tourism sector this year, and especially the continent of our country, which for many tourists is still an undiscovered treasure.”, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.During the first evening, or April 18 at the restaurant “Gasthof in der Au”, located in Starnberg near Munich, was held “Evening of Croatian Tourism Ambassadors”, which brought together young and successful business people of Croatian origin who were introduced to certain Slavonian destinations, ie the tourist offer and sights such as music, food, wine, but also souvenirs. “We presented the pearls to the Bavarians, which is still a kind of secret. Slavonia has a heart, warmth, excellent gastronomy and it must be a project that we will promote together. Most importantly, group, but also individual booking to Slavonian destinations has started. The cycling tour from September 22 to 29 of 100 people is full. In the last two years, a lot has been done in the promotion of Slavonia, and these results are a motive for everyone to continue working” said Selimir Ognjenović, owner of the German tour operator ID Riva Tours, adding that he was glad that at the wedding of the year, the one between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, wine from Slavonia, a Traminer from Ilok cellars, would be served.Photo: Vukovar-Srijem Tourist BoardOn the second day, ie April 19, in the center of Munich, in the premises of Münchner Merkur tz, the most widely read daily newspaper in Bavaria, a presentation of individual Slavonian destinations, ie their tourist offer, was held. The presentation was attended by the City of Požega and the Tourist Board of the City of Požega, the City of Ilok, Ilok Cellars, Winery Kutjevo, Winery Brzica, Zlatni lug and others.The presentation gathered a large number of guests, including business entities, so the Croatian participants had a unique opportunity to meet with the most prominent tourism players in Bavaria. This primarily refers to the tour operator ID Riva Tours, which in the main catalog for 2018 has an offer of Slavonian tourist entities on 10 pages, which is also the first time that a German catalog has an offer of Slavonia and Baranja.”We are pleased to present to the Bavarians, in addition to the already well-known parts of Croatia, Dalmatia and Istria, for the first time, continental tourism by promoting the destination of Slavonia, our most beautiful tourist secrets.” commented the head of the CNTB branch in Munich, Nera Miličić.The CNTB points out that during the evening, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the guests were announced the Vina Croatia project, which will include a three-day event at the Wittelsbacher Platz in Munich in May. The traditional positioning of Slavonia on the German market will be contributed by the traditional trip “Leserreise”, which Münchner Merkur is organizing for its readers this year in two terms, in June and September. In addition, the Bavarian Radio and Television – Bayerische Rundfunk, leased a seven-day trip in September with a large bicycle tour of Slavonia for its viewers and listeners. Until the event in September, the package will be intensively advertised through reports, radio spots, newsletters and brochures.Related news:NEW VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE CITY OF POŽEGA – HILLS & VALLEYS PRESENTEDDESTINATION “VUKOVAR – VUČEDOL – ILOK” DECLARED “EUROPEAN DESTINATION OF EXCELLENCE” (EDEN) </p>
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I offer one million “thank yous” to The Gazette for its April 27 editorial on free expression on campus.As a mentor of Asian-American students at UAlbany, I tell them repeatedly that they will encounter people in their professional lives who hold views that counter theirs or are deeply offensive to them.I tell them that if a controversial speaker is invited to campus, they should protest, but also research the speaker, listen respectfully to the speech, then make succinct, cogent points based on data and facts to counter the speaker. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It’s of the utmost importance that professors and college staff give diverse ideas to their students. In what are thankfully some rare instances, I have encountered rather simplistic and frankly foolish views on campuses from staff.For proof, I cite to my protégés a presentation I gave on immigration at a local private college. At the end, I presented slides representing Capital Region residents who are immigrants from Australia and Zambia and many countries in between.A few days later, one of the school’s staffers called me to say that while he/she liked the presentation, he/she felt I presented the last part to prove I wasn’t racist. While trying to comprehend what I heard, I told him/her that the idea was to show that people from around the world have emigrated to the region and that we are richer for the experience.The bemused looks on the faces of my protégés at the end of my story demonstrate that, at least in their cases, they understand.Michael FondacaroAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes