Bob Weir Joins Ratdog, Furthur Members At Benefit Concert [Full Show Video]

first_imgBob Weir joined forces with some of his RatDog and Furthur bandmates for a benefit show and celebration of Music Heals International‘s fifth anniversary at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, last night. JamBase reports that the Grateful Dead guitarist teamed up with RatDog’s Steve Kimock, Jay Lane, and Robin Sylvester during the show, which also featured Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Jason Crosby, DJ Logic, Dave Ellis, David Nelson, Matt Kelly, and Weir’s old Furthur bandmates Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson.Weir jumped into the fray during the David Nelson-led part of the show, with the two guitarists sharing a story about their early days on the road before going into “Friend of the Devil”, a cover of Johnny Otis’ “Wille and the Hand Jive”, and “Ripple”. After Nelson and some of his guests made their exit, Weir was joined by Kimock, Lane, Sylvester, Kelly, and DJ Logic, who helped with “Corrina”, a rendition of Little Walter’s classic instrumental “Juke”, Willie Dixon’s “Little Red Rooster”, and “Standing on the Moon”.Finally, Weir and Co. closed out the night with an 18+ minute, saxophone and turntable-infused “China Cat Sunflower”/“I Know You Rider” combo.You can watch the entire performance below, but Weir’s appearance begins around 2 hour and 40 minute mark.Music Heals International 5th Anniversary [Video: Sweetwater Music Hall][H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Nieman Foundation announces its 75th class of Nieman Fellows

first_imgThe Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 24 journalists from the United States and abroad as members of the 75th class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes journalists who work across all media platforms as reporters, editors, radio and television broadcasters, photojournalists and digital media pioneers.This class will be the first to host two Nieman-Berkman Fellows in Journalism Innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society designed to generate new ideas to advance quality journalism in the digital age.The Nieman Foundation has hosted more than 1,300 journalists from 92 countries since its founding at Harvard in 1938. The Nieman Fellowship allows accomplished and promising journalists a year of study at Harvard and time to pursue individual areas of inquiry as well as integrated class work to enhance the fellows’ expertise. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Harvard team presents plan to prevent common childbirth injury in India

first_img Read Full Story Say you’ve got $30 million to develop a five-year pilot plan for preventing and treating thousands of women in India who suffer from a serious childbirth-related injury called an obstetric fistula.But you have just five days to come up with the plan.That was the challenge faced by five Harvard graduate students—two from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and three from other Harvard schools—in a competition that drew 24 teams from around the world.The teams met in early April at Emory University. Each team had received the global health “case,” provided by Emory’s Global Health Institute, the previous week. The teams were asked to present an innovative solution to the problem of obstetric fistula—a hole in the birth canal, caused by obstructed labor, that can lead to permanent incontinence if untreated. The condition disproportionately affects poor women in India, and social stigma often prevents them from seeking medical care or even discussing the problem.The Harvard team that earned a spot in the Emory competition included master of public health student Jason Sarfo-Annin and doctoral epidemiology student Andrew Rothman, both from Harvard Chan School; Matthew Strickland and Namrata Turaga of Harvard Business School; and Ge Zhang, a chemistry student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.The team was chosen to compete in Atlanta because they’d won Harvard’s own global health case competition in February.last_img read more

Students react to death of senior

first_imgEarly Saturday, the class of 2015 was caught off guard by the news of the death of fellow senior Billy Meckling, who fell from the roof of the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center (JACC).“This is absolutely shocking news for the Notre Dame family,” senior Jacob Lee said. “I can’t even imagine how the senior’s parents are feeling right now considering graduation is a day away. My heart goes out to all his friends and family. May he rest in peace.”Meckling, a mechanical engineering major and four-year member of the varsity fencing team, was set to receive his degree Sunday.“A student passing away is tragic under any circumstances, but this is especially unfortunate because he was a senior, and he was a day away from graduation,” Senior Yixin Huang said. “I feel so bad for his parents.”“I was incredibly saddened to hear the news,” senior Kelsey Amarosa said. “No matter what, we are the Notre Dame family, so hearing that we lost one of our fellow Domers was shocking and tragic. I can’t even imagine what his family is feeling at this time. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”Students are still trying to come to terms with the news while spending time with loved ones on campus.“I haven’t really processed the news to be honest; it’s still not registering,” Huang said.“This tragedy will absolutely put this weekend into a different perspective for me and I will embrace the time I have with my parents even more,” Amarosa said.last_img read more

Wood ash at McNeil power plant used as fertilizer

first_imgA 2009 change in the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation regulations has confirmed the quality of the wood ash from McNeil Station as a valuable fertilizer, and it has been used as that with the help of Resource Management, Inc.Burlington Electric Department has partnered with RMI for the past decade to remove all wood ash from the McNeil Generating Plant and recycle it into a useful product. Wood ash, which is produced during the generation of electricity at McNeil Station, is in high demand by farmers who use it as an organic fertilizer. RMI removes it from the power plant and takes it directly to the farmers to spread on their fields before planting their crops.Barbara Grimes, general manager of BED, said, It is important that we take every measure possible to reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gas, and promote the economic vitality of the region. Turning this wood ash by-product into something useful for area farmers complies with these goals.Wood-fired power plants began developing in New England following the energy crisis of the 1970 s. These innovative wood-chip power plants were built on the premise that clean, local energy is vital to New England. Further, they were built with the intent to produce no waste; the wood ash produced is the perfect product for New England soils. When the 50 megawatt McNeil Generating Station came on line in 1984, it was the largest in the world. The fuel combusted by the power plant is primarily wood that comes from wood lots with forest management plans and clearing for development.Wood ash is unique because it provides an organic source of potassium and replaces lime. Potassium is an important nutrient that helps plants resist drought, increase the hardiness of plants and facilitates nitrogen uptake. The lime value in the wood ash quickly brings up the soil pH. While most wood ash goes on corn and hay ground, it is also very beneficial for vegetable crops, small grains and pumpkins. For farmers, commercial-grade wood ash has become a cornerstone of soil fertility in the northeast.Closing the loop on waste and turning it into a useful product is an important part of sustainability and greenhouse gas reductions. Farmers who use this wood ash are contributing to the goal of sustainability.Source: BEDlast_img read more

Chase migrating most cards to EMV in 2015

first_imgby: Tina OremChase plans to convert more than 70% of its credit and debit cards to EMV by the end of 2015, the company announced Tuesday.The migration will mean more than 80% of all Chase cardholder spending will be on chip-enabled cards, the company said. Chase is also upgrading its ATMs to accept the cards. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

£100m float on cards for Rotch resi ground rents

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Unbeatable location proves alluring for Glitter Strip sale

first_imgThe apartment sprawls over an entire floor.According to vendor Odette Hall, that’s unlikely to change.“The front of the building is extended forward to exceed other properties, so we’re not going to be built in and lose the beach view,” said Ms Hall.Aside from the standout vista, the unit also features exotic timber, granite and marble finishes across its three-bedroom, three-bathroom layout. There’s also a study and a media room. The latest in technology is also at your fingertips — literally — with fingerprint security access. 9 ‘Allure’ 1 Northcliffe Tce, Surfers Paradise has a $3.5 million price tag.THIS exclusive beachfront Surfers Paradise residence, listed for $3.5 million, has already attracted attention from overseas buyers, eager to be front and centre on the Glitter Strip.Occupying the entire ninth floor of the 13-floor ‘Allure’ residential building, the luxuy apartment boasts uninterrupted, beachfront views from every room. Room with a view. Soak in the bath while watching the surf.“It’s apartment living, but it’s more like a house on stilts because you have a huge kitchen, a separate dining room and all the bedrooms have an ensuite,” Ms Hall said. It has made a wonderful residence for entertaining since Ms Hall bought the unit as new in 2011.“I have had guests and they just don’t want to leave. They’re claiming the guest room forever,” Ms Hall said.Marketing agent Russell Rollington of First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise, said the residence is an ideal holiday home. Is it a picture or real life? The beach is perfectly framed by a large window.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago The property has timber and granite finishes.‘The property has recently hit the market and we have already received strong interest from local, interstate and overseas buyers looking for a unique holiday home or to live in full time,” he said.“We do not expect it to last to long over the coming holiday period.”Ms Hall said the new owners of apartment number nine will be in good company.“The other people who own the apartments, because these are exclusive units you have quality people who live there.” The balcony boasts uninterrupted beachfront views.In fact, Ms Hall is moving to one of the upstairs apartments, to continue living in the beachfront complex. It just has that kind of Allure.last_img read more

Generali pushes ahead with expansion, draws up London office plans

first_imgGenerali Investments is to push ahead with its expansion into the UK and Nordics after the company’s board approved the launch of a London office to cater to pension fund clients.The Italian asset manager’s intention to move into the UK and three Nordic markets – Norway, Denmark and Sweden – comes amid a push to grow third-party assets under management (AUM) from its current €17bn, a fraction of its overall €431bn, largely managed on behalf of the firm’s parent company, Italy’s largest insurer.Santo Borsellino, chief executive at Generali Investments, said the move into the four new markets was necessary to be seen as “serious” in the institutional asset management market.“We can not avoid being in core markets, like the UK and the Nordics, where historically we have not been present,” he said. Approval for its expansion into the new markets – away from its presence in Italy, Germany and France – was granted by the Bank of Italy late last year.Borsellino said the manager’s board in January signed off on the launch of a dedicated office in London, with a business plan currently being drawn up by the company’s head of sales and marketing, Andrea Favaloro.The Nordic countries and the UK were identified due to their concentration of institutional assets, and specifically their “developed” second-pillar pension systems, Generali Investments said.Favaloro added during an event in London that it was important to be seen as a “reliable partner” for UK pension investors and identified the growth in the defined contribution (DC) market as an opportunity for Generali to grow third-party assets.Borsellino said that the company’s current €17bn in third-party money amounted to growth of 16% year on year, and that it was now targeting an additional €8bn in assets by the end of 2018.Asked whether acquisitions could be one way to grow third-party assets, Borsellino said the company preferred organic growth over acquisitions.But he noted that the current market environment would nevertheless present “opportunities” for deals to buy other market participants.last_img read more