Dark Star Orchestra Announces 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgAs Dark Star Orchestra plows towards nearly 3,000 shows performed over 21 years (current count: 2870), the popular Grateful Dead tribute act has announced their plans for a lengthy 2019 summer tour.Dark Star Orchestra summer tour will conclude with the recently-announced Dark Star’s Pisgah Jubilee, a two-night festival at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC featuring four sets of DSO over two nights plus special guests Peter Rowan, Midnight North, The Lil Smokies and more.The eastern-US-focused tour features three announced historical show recreations near the places they were originally played. On July 26th in Hampton Beach, NH, the band will recreate the Dead’s 5/11/79 performance from Billerica, MA in celebration of its 40th birthday. On August 10th in Asbury Park, NJ, DSO will recreate the Dead’s 7/9/89 show at Giants Stadium in honor of its 30th anniversary. On the first night of Dark Star’s Pigsah Jubilee, the band will recreate the Grateful Dead’s 5/3/79 performance at Charlotte Coliseum.Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks. DSO Fan club tickets available now via the band’s website, with a public on-sale kicking off this Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m.See below for a full list of Dark Star Orchestra’s 2019 summer tour dates. For more information, head here.Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour 20196/28 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine6/29 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live6/30 – Sylvania, OH – Centennial Terrace7/3 – Chesterfield, MO – Chesterfield Amphitheater7/5 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park7/18 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit7/26 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – (** Recreating 5-11-79 Billerica, MA – 40 years later)7/27 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom7/28 – East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park7/30 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery8/2 – Rochester, NY – Frontier Field8/3 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent8/4 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row8/9 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom8/10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage – (** Recreating 7-9-89 Giants Stadium – 30 years later)8/12 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork8/13 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork8/15 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE at Richmond RacewayDark Star’s Pisgah Jubilee:8/16 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company (** Recreating 5-3-79 Charlotte Coliseum – 40 years later)8/17 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing CompanyView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Jack Strominger receives AAI mentoring award

first_imgJack Strominger, the Higgins Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, was recently honored with the AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award “in recognition of exemplary career contributions to a future generation of scientists,” by the American Association of Immunologists.Strominger, who came to Harvard in 1967, served as director of basic science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from 1974 to 1977, and served as chief of the Division of Tumor Virology until 1998.last_img read more

Solvent exposure may cause long-term brain damage

first_imgWorkers exposed to solvents may continue to experience cognitive difficulties decades later, according to new findings by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues. In a study of retired male utility workers, the researchers found evidence of damage to thinking and memory as long as 50 years after exposure. They also found that the men most exposed to solvents, and exposed most recently, suffered the most cognitive impairment.The study appeared online May 12, 2014 in Neurology.Lead author Erika Sabbath, a research fellow in the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, told USA Today that workers currently exposed to specific solvents should seek advice on protection from a person certified in industrial hygiene. However, in general, she advised, “using a respirator, ventilating the area and if possible eliminating the exposure altogether.” For example, people who use paints could switch to versions that have no or lower levels of VOCS (volatile organic compounds), she said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Hurt California inmate firefighter released from ICE hold

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An injured California inmate firefighter has been released from federal immigration detention and is home with his parents and sister for the first time since his arrest more than two decades ago when he was age 16. Bounchan Keola was hurt when a tree fell on him while he was helping fight a deadly wildfire southwest of Redding in Northern California in early October. He was released from a California state prison two weeks later but was immediately picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His attorney says Keola was freed Wednesday under a court precedent that says detainees can’t be held indefinitely if they can’t be deported and if they aren’t dangerous or a flight risk.last_img read more

Problems at GE power unit prompt CEO shuffle, major impairment charge

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Business Insider:John Flannery is out as the head of General Electric after just more than a year at the top of the company. He will be replaced as chairman and CEO by H. Lawrence Culp Jr., who served as the CEO and president of Danaher Corporation from 2000 to 2014. Culp has been a GE board member since April. GE shares are up more than 13% on the news.GE said it would take a $23 billion goodwill charge for its power business. “GE expects to take a noncash goodwill impairment charge related to the GE Power business,” a company release said. “GE Power’s current goodwill balance is approximately $23 billion and the goodwill impairment charge is likely to constitute substantially all of this balance.”In its second-quarter earnings report, the company said profit from its power business dropped 58%, but it was able to match expectations with solid earnings growth in its aviation and healthcare businesses. Flannery said he expected the power business to “remain weak through 2020.”The conglomerate also warned that it would miss its 2018 earnings guidance. In July, the company reiterated it expected to see adjusted earnings of $1 to $1.07 a share. “While GE’s businesses other than Power are generally performing consistently with previous guidance, due to weaker performance in the GE Power business, the company will fall short of previously indicated guidance for free cash flow and EPS for 2018,” the release said.More: General Electric removes John Flannery as CEO, says it will take a $23 billion charge to its power business Problems at GE power unit prompt CEO shuffle, major impairment chargelast_img read more

Amendments to Bar rules take effect this month

first_img Amendments to Bar rules take effect this month Changes to Bar rules recommended by The Florida Bar and approved by the Florida Supreme Court in response to the ABA’s 2002 overhaul of model rules go into effect May 18.The Bar submission came from a special committee appointed to review the recommendations of the ABA’s Model Rules 2002 Committee. The Bar’s proposals were published in the October 12, 2004, Bar News and the court received written comments and held oral arguments.One rule change was made by the court based on the Bar’s recommendation to require that all clients waiving conflicts do so in writing. The court added a provision that that could also be done on the record in court.The court accepted the recommendation that attorneys owe a duty of confidentiality to potential clients who interview them, talk about their legal issues, but ultimately hire a different lawyer.Other changes include: • The court adopted the ABA’s proposed amendments to the Rule 4-4.1 commentary (Truthfulness in Statements to Others), saying the Bar hadn’t explained the reasons for its alterations to the ABA language.• On Rule 4-1.18 (Duties to Prospective Client), the Bar did not adopt the ABA’s proposal to allow screening of prospective clients for conflicts. The Business Law Section argued against that at the court’s oral arguments. The court added language to permit screening from the ABA proposal to the Bar’s extensive recommended amendment.• Adding new Rule 4-2.4 on lawyers serving as third-party neutrals. The rule defines third-party neutrals and requires the lawyer to inform all parties that he or she is not representing them but acting as a neutral to help resolve an issue.• Beefing up Rule 4-1.4 on a lawyer’s obligation to communicate with clients. That includes promptly contacting clients on any matter in which client consent is required, consulting with clients on how their goals are to be accomplished, informing clients of progress, responding to client requests for information, and consulting with clients who request unethical or illegal conduct.• Adding commentary to Rule 4-1.10 about screening nonlawyer employees to resolve conflicts.• Adding mediators and other third-party neutrals to Rule 4-1.12 on the responsibilities of former judges which prohibits representing any parties in a matter heard as a judge or other third-party neutral unless all parties consent.• Easing the restrictions on selling a law practice in Rule 4-1.17 to allow the sale of an entire area of practice in addition to the sale of an entire practice, and allowing the sale of different areas of practice to more than one lawyer or law firm.• Deleting as redundant Rule 4-2.2 on lawyers acting as intermediaries.• Addressing misdelivered documents in Rule 4-4.4 by requiring the recipient to promptly notify the sender.• Changing Rule 4-5.4 to allow an attorney to divide fees with a nonprofit, pro bono legal services organization. The complete text of the decision and the amended rules can be found at the court’s Web site, www.florida supremecourt.org. A summary of the changes including Bar recommendations rejected by the court, is also available at the sunEthics Web site at http://www.sunethics.com/news_item_33.htm.The court acted March 23 in In Re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, case no. SC04-2246. The rule amendments are effective May 22. Amendments to Bar rules take effect this monthcenter_img May 15, 2006 Noticeslast_img read more

Jones Beach Theater Concert Season Starts Friday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers Band, performs during the Jonas Brothers / Camp Rock 2 Tour at the Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. – August 21, 2010The Nikon at Jones Beach Theater summer concert calendar kicks off this weekend after $20 million in cleanup and restoration to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy seven months ago.Bob Dylan, Lil Wayne and the Jonas Brothers are among the big-name acts scheduled to take the stage overlooking Zach’s Bay on 32 dates through Sept. 9—and Live Nation is sure to add more dates as the season gets underway, as usual. The venue was ranked the 26th best in the nation by Complex magazine recently.First up Friday is country superstars Rascal Flatts & The Band Perry followed Saturday by Pitbull and Ke$ha, although the theater will be quiet for two weeks before the shows start up again.The rest of the calendar, as of this post, is as follows:June 22: Fleetwood MacJune 23: RushJune 25/26: Dave Matthews BandJune 27: Heart, John Bonham’s Led Zepplin ExperienceJune 28/29: One DirectionJuly 6: The RascallsJuly 12: PhishJuly 13: 311, Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special SauceJuly 14: Sublime With Rome, Pennywise and the DescendentsJuly 17: 3 Doors Down and DaughtryJuly 18: Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice and Olivia SomerlynJuly 19: Lil Wayne,  T.I., Future and 2 ChainzJuly 20: Jonas BrothersJuly 21: Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana KramerJuly 23: Train, The Script and Gavin DeGrawJuly 25: Imagine DragonsJuly 27: Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ryan Bingham and BeckAug. 6: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B., Trinidad James, Joey Badass, Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods and Smoke DZAAug. 10: The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The London SoulsAug.11: Maroon 5 and Kelly ClarksonAug. 13: Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly DAug. 17: Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo DollsAug. 18: Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed & CambriaAug. 20/22: Jimmy BuffettAug. 28: John Mayer, Phillip PhillipsSept. 7: Allman Brothers Band, Grace Potter and the NocturnalsSept. 8: Depeche Mode and Bat for LashesFor more information and to buy tickets, visit www.jonesbeach.com-With Danny Mouncelast_img read more

Awards and institutional culture

first_img continue reading » Most credit union associations, many credit unions, CUSOs and even some vendors present periodic awards to individuals or credit unions. These honor specific contributions and reinforce values the groups want to celebrate. Internally, awards reinforce the culture an organization is trying to cultivate.NCUA’s Awards in 1977My first recollection of industry awards for results was in a 1977 NCUA press release. Details are now vague. But I recall two specific recognitions.The first was for the agency employee(s) who had helped charter the most new credit unions during the year. The second was for credit unions that achieved the highest amount of savings growth.Both awards embodied the agency’s view of its mission and results. The contrast with today’s absence of new charters, promotion of mergers and idolatry of net worth is stark. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Excellent innovative virtual campaign of the Faroe Islands – Remote Tourism

first_imgWhen the borders are gradually opened and the tourist market is activated, in whatever framework, the fight begins for literally every guest. That is why it is necessary to prepare promotional concepts and be ready to attack the market in a targeted and aggressive way. Let’s be sure the noise in communication is going to be awfully big. And when that’s the case, then it’s important to stand out from the crowd with a different promotion and concept. Right now is the time to position. One small Faroe Islands shattered and delighted with an innovative virtual tour and concept Today, it’s never easier to send a message, but it’s never harder to get attention because there’s a terrible noise in communication on a daily basis. Croatia, on the other hand, has incredibly authentic and unique stories, which cannot be copied and which are excellent foundations for storytelling. But we simply do not tell these stories, either through promotion or in the destination through interesting tourist facilities. We continue to sell and present ourselves through the sun and the sea. But now we have reached a new phase – the planning phase and the soon activation of the promotion because the market is slowly waking up, the summer tourist season is slowly knocking on the door, and despite the fact that borders are still closed, all countries are entering a phase of easing measures and negotiations between states about opening borders, of course if epidemiological conditions allow it. Today, in the 21st century, I expect such and similar things from the Croatian National Tourist Board. A different and modern promotion, which is out of the box, which attracts attention with a strong narrative. Mosaic videos simply no longer pass or make sense. Locals are equipped with a live video camera that allows people not only to look at the view from an immediate perspective, but also control where and how they explore using the control button to move, walk, run or even jump. Of course, during the broadcast, the hosts tell a story and thus further acquaint viewers or virtual travelers about their destination. While some tourist destinations came out with great narratives and campaigns, such as Portugal and Tenerife, our tourist destinations were a little late with the reaction and practically only started the same communication last week. So we could see videos of Split, Opatija, Dubrovnik and Zagreb inviting guests to dream today and travel tomorrow. In the first phase of the shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, tourist destinations started with inspiring videos on which they sent messages to keep tourists at home and travel later. Several virtual tours have been made, and see in the video below what one of the virtual tours of the Faroe Islands looked like. When you are “small” and when you are struggling with big fish / destinations that have a much bigger budget, brand and market position then you have to be fast, proactive, creative and innovative to stand out from the crowd and get the much desired focus and attention. Namely, it is an innovative way of promotion Remote Tourism, which allows a virtual visit to the Faroe Islands, by locals / hosts putting a helmet on the head on which the camera is, and through the “virtual remote” virtual tourists can control the movements of locals in real time and thus get to know the destination. Watch a great video about the announcement of the entire Remote Tourism campaign. This is exactly what the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Norway, did. The country with only 50.000 inhabitants, otherwise a Danish autonomous province, does not have a starting position and predisposition for tourism development, especially comparing it with Croatia or other well-known tourist destinations in Europe. But, that is why there is an innovative and creative way of promotion to position themselves globally and come into focus. See more about the whole campaign at remote-tourism.com, and you can follow her on the official FB page Visit Faroe Islands In this global crisis, we wondered how we could recreate the Faroe Islands experience for those who had to cancel or postpone their trip to the Faroe Islands – and for everyone else who remained in insolation around the world, says Guðrið Højgaard, director of the Faroe Islands Tourist Board. island and adds: “We came up with the idea of ​​what if we could allow people in any world to explore the islands as virtual tourists through the eyes of the locals? Or better yet; What if virtual tourists can control domestic movements in real time? A couple of weeks later our idea became a reality. We have created a new tool for long-distance tourism, the first of its kind. You can explore the Faroe Islands via mobile phone, tablet or computer through real-time interaction”Says Højgaard. “We hope that a visit to our remote islands through the eyes and body of the locals will bring inspiration in these challenging times – and, of course, we hope to personally welcome visitors when everyone is free to travel again.”Concludes Højgaard. Storytelling is the foundation of branding today’s products and tourist destinations. Sell ​​me a story, not a product – It’s a mantra storytelling.  Either you play the game or not? Thus, for the first time, travelers can virtually “remotely” explore one of the most beautiful and untouched places on the planet – the Faroe Islands, as pointed out by the tourist office of the Faroe Islands. Everyone wants to hear a good story We don’t have 10 seconds to bother us, but we do have 10 minutes to hear a great and interesting story. For a long time, marketing has not been based on the things we want to sell, but on the stories we tell. And so Coca-Cola, Apple, Nike, etc.… have not been selling products for a long time, but stories. The new website allows virtual visitors to explore the Faroe Islands live – with the local Faroe Islands, who will act as eyes, ears and body on a virtual exploratory tour of the destination, from the Faroe Islands Tourist Office. Are we playing a game or not? We are all fighting in the market for the same tourists, and the winners will be those who are primarily engaged in market development, who follow trends and those who are innovative and creative. Mosaic videos are a thing of the past as well as inviting followers to share their photos on social media.last_img read more

Paul Merson begs Arsenal board to appoint Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino was sacked by Spurs last week (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Paul Merson has urged the club to put rivalries with Tottenham aside by appointing Mauricio Pochettino as Unai Emery’s replacement.The Spaniard is under increasing pressure at the Emirates following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton and a failure to beat Norwich on Sunday could cost him his job.Arsenal stuck by Emery through the international break but watched on as neighbours Spurs sacked the popular Pochettino and replaced him with Jose Mourinho.Despite club rivalries, even the most ardent of Arsenal supporters would admit the fantastic job Pochettino did at Spurs and Merson believes he’s the right man to take Arsenal forward.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Nov 2019 10:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link32Shares Comment Emery is clinging onto his job (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal should go for Mauricio Pochettino. He’s not won anything, but he improved Tottenham over five years, tenfold. He’s a top manager and he is about at the moment,’ Merson told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I know he managed at Tottenham, but George Graham had been at Arsenal when he went the other way. You’ve got to get past that sort of stuff. These top managers don’t come along too often, where you don’t even have to pay anything for them.‘Can I see it happening? No. Should it happen? Yes. But it won’t happen. The days of the rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham are not what they were. When I was growing up, it was the big football match.‘For some of these players, that’s no longer the case. It’s probably Chelsea or Manchester City or Liverpool. It’s not the highlighted fixture anymore as there’s not a lot of home-grown players in the teams.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Arsenal board fear sticking by Emery could lead to a ‘mass exodus’ as the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are believed to be considering their futures.Nevertheless, Arsenal’s board want to give Emery until at least the end of the season in the hope that he can turn it around.And Merson believes if Emery was to be sacked midway through the campaign then the club would have done it by now.‘I still see Emery being there for a while,’ continued Merson.‘They had a chance to get rid of him before the international break.They looked at the fixtures and saw Southampton at home, Norwich away.‘They thought they would win both and everything would be rosy in the garden again. But they were fortunate to draw with Southampton with some of the chances they had, and they’d lost 9-0.’MORE: Tyson Fury says he would beat ‘little fat pig’ Andy Ruiz easily Paul Merson begs Arsenal board to appoint Mauricio Pochettino Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more