PHOTOS: Phil & Friends Play The GD Hits, Cover Zeppelin, Dylan In 2nd Hawaii Show

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday night, Phil Lesh brought his Friends back to the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Hawaii for his second of two performances on the island this week. For New Year’s Eve proper on Sunday night, the ensemble performed the historic Hawaii Theater in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, rounding out their three-night Hawaiian New Year’s run.The lineup for the Phil Lesh & Friends performances this weekend included Phil, his son, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, Jason Crosby, and special guest guitarist Eric Krasno who played two dates at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Hawaii on December 28th and 29th.Phil Lesh Announces 78th Birthday CelebrationFriday night’s show featured runs through well-worn Grateful Dead favorites like “Cold Rain and Snow”, “New Minglewood Blues”, “Brown Eyed Women”, “West LA Fadeaway”, and “Althea” for a jukebox-style set one before closing out with a pair of classic covers: Jimmy Cliff‘s “The Harder They Come” and Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up In Blue”. The second set flowed unbroken from its opening “China Cat Sunflower”. “New Potato Caboose” came in from there, followed by “Space”, a “Dark Star” > “Unbroken Chain” > “Dark Star” sandwich, a cover of Led Zeppelin favorite “Whole Lotta Love”, and “Cryptical Envelopment” > “Morning Dew” to close the set. Finally, a “Ripple” encore capped the show with a sing-along.You can see a full gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Perry Julien.SETLIST: Phil Lesh & Friends | Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center | Kahului, HI | 12/29/17SET 1: Cold Rain and Snow, New Minglewood Blues, Brown Eyed Women, West LA Fadeaway, Althea, The Harder They Come, Tangled Up In BlueSET 2: China Cat Sunflower > New Potato Caboose > Space > Dark Star > Unbroken Chain > Dark Star > Whole Lotta Love > St. Stephen > Cryptical Envelopment > Morning DewENCORE: RipplePhil Lesh & Friends | Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center | Kahului, HI | 12/29/17 | Photos by Perry Julienlast_img read more

Hulu Will Release A Fyre Festival Documentary Series

first_imgCriminal promoters, feral dogs, unfinished tents, “gourmet” dinners of cheese and bread, Ja Rule—the madness associated with 2017’s Fyre Festival is now the stuff of legend. What many wealthy twenty-somethings thought was going to be a luxurious weekend getaway on an island paradise quickly turned into a dystopian nightmare that briefly dominated the news cycle and reminded us all to be skeptical of Kylie Jenner’s Instagram. It’s the kind of thoroughly modern drama that would make for a great David Fincher-directed character study if it weren’t already being turned into a high budget documentary series.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has acquired a forthcoming series that dives into the behind-the-scenes story of the disastrously failed music festival, which was supposed to feature performances by artists like Blink-182, Major Lazer, Migos, and Disclosure. Much like the luxurious accommodations that were promised to justify hefty ticket prices, none of those artists actually made it to the Bahamian Island of Great Exuma, where hundreds of disappointed, angry, and occasionally scared festivalgoers languished until they could finally make their way back to the mainland the next day.Slated for release in 2019, the untitled docuseries is currently being developed by Billboard, Mic, and The Cinemart, the company behind Jay-Z’s miniseries TIME: the Kalief Browder Story. The production will be directed by Jenner Furst.As previously reported, 26-year-old “festival organizer” Billy McFarland recently pleaded guilty to misleading investors and wire fraud (as part of his role in putting on the Fyre Festival) in a Manhattan federal court. He agreed to forfeit $26 million as part of the deal, though could end up serving as much as 40 years in prison as well. On top of that, the Fyre Media owner and his entrepreneurial partner Ja Rule have also been hit with $100 million class-action lawsuit. In the understatement of the year, McFarland told the court he “grossly underestimated” the resources and infrastructure needed to produce a festival like the one he promised.last_img read more

Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

first_imgHealth experts recommend a single cloth mask with multiple layers, but doubling up on masks could offer added protection in certain situations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a cloth mask made with two or more layers, and ensuring it covers your nose and mouth. If you expect to be around others indoors for extended periods, some experts suggests wearing a cloth mask as well as a surgical mask to achieve a similar effect as the N95 mask.last_img

CAREER Grants

first_imgTwo University of Georgia researchers have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, both faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded the five-year grants this year.Both Burke’s and Kvitko’s teams will use the CAREER grants, which have a greater emphasis on education compared to other grants, to develop research-based learning materials to distribute to local middle schools.A plant pathologist, Kvitko’s research focuses on plants and how their immune systems respond to potential diseases. His long-term objective is to understand the bacterial mechanisms that are targeted by the plant’s immune system. One of the areas of focus is sulfur, an essential element for life. When plants activate their immune systems, it appears to limit available sulfur, Kvitko said. This blocks the bacteria’s ability to grow in plant tissue.“We know that plants have specialized receptors that let them detect invaders and pathogens. We know they can activate a defense response that protects them. What we don’t know is exactly what that means. What is the defense response and how does it suppress microbes?” Kvitko said. “Those are some of the objectives we want to really focus on during this research.”Kvitko will teach plant and plant-disease science to students from all backgrounds, not just science majors to enhance students’ knowledge of plant pathology.An entomologist, Burke focuses her research on the parasitoid wasp, a natural enemy of agricultural pest insects. She studies the relationships the wasps have with certain viruses that help the wasp kill insect pests to learn how those relationships originate and how they function.Once the five-year grant research period is over, Burke believes her team might be able to manipulate these viruses to better kill pest insects.“If we didn’t have grants from the National Science Foundation or other funding sources, we wouldn’t be able to hire the people to do the work. We wouldn’t be able to afford the reagents (substances used for chemical analysis) that we need. If you compared the lab to a small business, this would be like the bread and butter to keep us going,” Burke said.The funding for both scientists totals nearly $1 million, which will help fund postdoctoral and graduate students to enhance their education, gain valuable research experience and help develop these important projects.“NSF CAREER awards recognize university faculty with strong potential to become research leaders,” said Allen Moore, CAES associate dean for research. “To have two awardees in this college reflects the exceptional quality of scientists we are attracting to the University of Georgia. The future of agricultural research in CAES is in good hands.”NSF provides about one-fourth of the total federal support academic institutions receive for basic research.For more information about CAES research, see http://www.caes.uga.edu/research.html.last_img read more

Vermont Business Center Graduation

first_imgWhat do chiropractors, bankers, doctors, and entrepreneurs all have in common? They come from diverse professions and educational backgrounds, but on the evening of June 13, they all gathered at UVM’s Waterman Hall to celebrate a common milestone. For the second year since its inception, graduates of UVM’s Vermont Business Center Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program celebrated completion of the yearlong program.Program director Daniel Van Der Vliet launched the program in 2004 and 9 students completed it this year. Designed to provide an MBA “toolkit”, the program provides topical highlights from the University of Vermont’s MBA curriculum. Students choose seminars from 4 core areas: leadership, strategy implementation, sales and marketing, and finance.Bryan Mailman of New Breed Marketing is a member of the 2007 graduating class. Says Mailman, “Bringing a group of professionals together, and stripping all the titles and previous education away, so that everyone in the group is learning at the same level is very powerful. Not only did we all get to share the common threads of our business experiences, but the program also expanded our networking circles. For me, this program was energizing and got me thinking about taking my business education a little further.”This year’s graduates are:* Jonathan Billings, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans* Christopher Byrne, The Tuckerman Group, Chelsea* Dan Eastman, Wildlife Habitat Consultants, East Hardwick* Jill Larson, Discover Wellness and Chiropractic Center, Burlington* Bryan Mailman, New Breed Marketing, Winooksi* Laurence McCahill, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington* Catherine Krupp, University of Vermont Continuing Education Department, Burlington* Penny Peachey-Kountz, IBM, Essex Junction* Stephen Page, Northfield Savings Bank, NorthfieldAbout the Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program:A joint venture between the University of Vermont School of Business Administration and Department of Continuing Education, The Leadership and Management Professional Certificate provides students with business management tools including the key concepts, vocabulary and analytical tools essential for effective management and strategic decision making. The certificate consists of a total of 67.5 hours of course work. Most students complete the 8 workshops required for graduation in a year. For more information, visit the Vermont Business Center’s web site at www.uvm.edu/vbc(link is external) or call Sharon Radtke, Administrative Coordinator, at (802) 656-4681.last_img read more

Jones Beach Air Show Lineup Includes US Navy Blue Angels

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The United States Navy Blue Angels will headline the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Memorial Day Weekend following a two-year absence, state parks officials announced this week. They won’t be the only world-class military performers flying over Long Island this May. The state confirmed that the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the United States Navy Leap Frogs are also on tap to perform. Budget cuts last year forced the military out of the air show. Instead, civilian pilots and the Canadian Air Force were called on to perform jaw-dropping twist and turns to make up for the U.S. military’s absence. “We are happy to welcome back the United States Navy Blue Angels and all of the scheduled performers for what we anticipate to be one of our best air shows yet,” Rose Harvey, commissioner of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, said in a statement. “It’s important each year to pay tribute to our nation’s past and present military,” he added, “and the Memorial Day holiday weekend allows us to do just that, as well as enjoy the company of family and friends and celebrate our nation’s freedom.”Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach Voted Best Annual Event/Festival on Long IslandSeveral notable civilian performers have also been added to this year’s lineup, including: American Airpower Museum Warbirds, GEICO Skytypers, Miss GEICO Speedboat, Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle and Red Bull Air Force.Scheduled to make its Jones Beach Air Show debut is the MV-22 Osprey, a tilt rotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing, officials said. Attendance for last year’s event was down due to inclement weather which forced officials to cancel Saturday’s performances. Sunday’s show went on as scheduled but only 79,000 people attended. The annual event typically draws between 350,000 to 400,000 visitors. The air show will be held May 24-May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free, but visitors will be charged a $10 parking fee.last_img read more

The 20 fears that are keeping you from being rich

first_imgQuickly: Who’s afraid of getting rich? Come on, let’s see those hands.Let’s rephrase the question. Are you the kind of person who trips themselves up routinely? Or loves to blame the economy? Or tracks Powerball numbers the way Warren Buffett tracks the stock market?Your fears, ignorance or stuck behavior might stand in the way between you and wealth. You don’t see yourself as afraid of riches — but in reality, you might well be.Here are 20 reasons why you’re fearful of getting rich (and we don’t mean the dread of finding a reliable chauffeur) — along with some sound advice on what you can do about them. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Business travel may never fully return, hurting hotel stocks, Morgan Stanley says

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – (This story is for CNBC PRO subscribers only.)Business travel may never return to its pre-pandemic levels, hurting hotels over the long term, Morgan Stanley said Friday in a note to clients.The firm’s analysis is based on an October survey of around 200 corporate travel managers who oversee $8 billion in travel spend. The managers said they believe travel spend in 2021 will be 53% below 2019’s levels, and that beginning in 2022, 22% of meetings will be conducted virtually. Grand Hyatt at SFOSource: SFO Airport – Advertisement –last_img

The pain stops the excessive apartmentization

first_img“The law says that we may prepare new construction zones when the existing ones from the spatial plans reach the level of 80 percent of construction. As we are very close to that percentage, the municipality will soon have to find new construction zones within which we will allow construction, but as we do not want these areas to experience the fate of apartmentization, the municipality has the opportunity to adjust construction conditions to certain types of construction.”, Said Marinkovic. He notes that the idea arose after the municipality realized that they would have to adopt new spatial plans because their previous construction zones were mostly filled. As they point out from the Municipality of Bol, the idea is to allow the construction of a building with a ground floor and a maximum of one floor, but with special attention to the proportion, where special focus will be on horticulture or under the slogan smaller buildings with large green areas. The Mayor of Bol, Tihomir Marinković, explained that the municipality plans to allocate future construction zones in the area of ​​the administrative unit for two specific types of construction. Namely, these are smaller apartments for workers and luxury villas with a ground floor and a maximum of one floor. One of them is Bol on Brač, which is the first administrative unit in Croatia with the initiative to limit the possibility of building tourist apartments. The reason for this is the example of certain local self-government units whose infrastructure practically broke under the burden of Zimmer Frei, reports Jutarnji list. Source / photo: Jutarnji list; Pixabaycenter_img In the Municipality of Bol, there were a total of 2018 beds in 8.300, but it is not known how many of them refer to beds in private accommodation. A good part of these beds are hotel beds, mostly those from the Bluesun group. Last year, the municipality made a total of 102 thousand arrivals and over 600 thousand overnight stays. One form of construction is housing for workers, and the other form of construction is luxury villas that could be used for housing or rent, but which, in order to prevent high density of housing, will mean less construction on larger plots of land. Some local self-government units have decided to shift the burden of the fight against apartmentization to themselves, when the state has been refusing to do so for years. last_img read more

Indosat turns to profit after booking loss in 2018

first_img Topics : “As we move forward, we aim to continue to play a leading role in Indonesia’s digital ecosystem and deliver further improvements in our services and customer experience that will create value for our stakeholders,” said Al-Neama.Indosat plans to set aside a capital expenditure of between Rp 8.5 trillion and Rp 9.5 trillion this year to support its efforts to reach a growth target that is “in line with market revenue growth”.The company has taken further steps to improve its financial situation by laying off 677 employees as part of changes to its organizational structure. It aims to be more agile and focus on customers and market demand.Indosat director and human resources chief Irsyad Sahroni said in a statement on Thursday that 90 percent of the laid-off workers had agreed to the compensation packages offered by the company. He made the statement following a visit by the House of Representatives Commission IX overseeing manpower on the same day.“We told [the commission] that our business reorganization has run according to the plan and has been well accepted by the affected employees, [that the company has] taken fair steps in line with prevailing regulations and has communicated directly and transparently with all employees during the process,” Irsyad said.“This was a difficult [decision] to make but necessary for Indosat Ooredoo to survive and grow.”However, Indosat workers’ union conveyed a different message, saying it “is thankful and warmly welcomes the House Commission IX and the Manpower Ministry’s joint decision to ask Indosat Ooredoo’s management to halt the lay-offs”.“The Indosat workers’ union calls on Indosat Ooredoo’s management to […] to find the best solution for the employees and the company in accordance with prevailing laws and the collective working agreement,” the union said in a statement on Thursday. It also sold 3,100 telecommunications towers to PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel) and PT Professional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo) in an all-cash transaction amounting to Rp 6.39 trillion.“This sale will support Indosat Ooredoo’s strategic plan to further improve our network experience, thus [improving our services] to customers,” Indosat CEO Ahmad al-Neama said in a statement on Thursday.“We have invested to expand our 4G network coverage and improve our performance. These steps have contributed to an increase in our subscriber base and data traffic volume.”Stocks of the company, traded at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with the code ISAT, fell by 4.6 percent on Thursday against the Jakarta Composite Index’s (JCI) loss of 2.5 percent. The stocks have lost almost 37 percent of their value in the last year, Bloomberg data showed.center_img Publicly listed telecommunications provider PT Indosat booked a significant profit in 2019 after recording a loss in 2018, thanks to tower sales and improvements in its cellular business.Indosat recorded a net profit of Rp 1.56 trillion (US$111.2 million) throughout 2019, bouncing back from a loss of Rp 2.43 trillion in 2018. The company pocketed Rp 26.1 trillion in total revenues or higher, almost a 13 percent year-on-year (yoy) increase as its cellular business grew robustly.Last year, Indosat’s cellular business pocketed Rp 20.7 trillion in revenue or a 14.7 percent yoy jump as data traffic soared by more than 71 percent.last_img read more