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first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band kicked off a three night stand at the famed Orpheum Theatre last night, treating Boston area fans to their patented brand of soulful rock and roll. The show featured an opening performance from Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane fame, before TTB dug into a great set. Among the many highlights of the night was a collaboration between the two artists, as Tedeschi Trucks welcomed Kaukonen for a scintillating version of the blues classic, “Key To The Highway.” Check out the video below, courtesy of Sean Roche.Derek Trucks has recently spoken about his wholehearted commitment to the Tedeschi Trucks cause of late, and that energy was on full display at the Orpheum. Check out some more videos from Sean Roche highlighting the evening’s performance, including a powerful “Space Captain” encore and more.last_img read more

first_imgThis past Sunday, Phish completed their historic 13-night Baker’s Dozen run, cementing their place in the history books of both Madison Square Garden and live music as a whole. Throughout the run, voter registration and political activism non-profit HeadCount teamed up with Vermont ice cream purveyors Ben & Jerry‘s to encourage the hordes of fans passing through the Garden to get involved in their local political processes.Ben & Jerry’s Announces “Freezer Reprise” Ice Cream To Honor Phish’s Baker’s DozenThe HeadCount team set up shop in the concourse outside section 110 for each of the thirteen shows, inviting attendees to take a picture in front of their Baker’s Dozen photo backdrop with various props including cutouts of Jon Fishman and Mike Gordon holding #VoteLocal signs, an Electrolux vacuum, and a Languedoc Guitar. According to HeadCount’s numbers, an estimated 5,000 fans took photos at the booth, including Phish songwriter Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollak, renowned poster artist Jim Pollock, and musicians like Matisyahu, The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein, and teenage guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. As added incentive to get fans registered and involved, Ben & Jerry’s is awarding one lucky fan with free ice cream for a year. To enter to win, post your photo from HeadCount’s and Ben & Jerry’s Baker’s Dozen photo activation on Instagram with the hashtag “#VoteLocal” and follow HeadCount so they can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. As of publication time, hundreds of fans have posted their HeadCount #VoteLocal photos to help spread the word and throw their name into consideration for a year’s worth of free ice cream.INTERVIEW: HeadCount Co-Founders Marc Brownstein & Andy Bernstein Discuss Effecting Change, One Show At A TimeIn addition to the hundreds of contest entries, 424 fans also registered to vote or signed up for TurboVote, which provides mobile alerts about upcoming local elections. Roughly 50 total volunteers helped run the HeadCount photo booth over the course of the 13 nights, and an original Betsy Ross 13-star American flag hung over the table throughout the residency, with a new limited-edition donut pin replacing a star on each successive show. HeadCount was a guest of the WaterWheel Foundation, Phish’s non-profit. They also joined WaterWheel in a big opening-night party outside MSG for the debut of Ben & Jerry’s special “Freezer Reprise.” The Baker’s Dozen run also marked WaterWheel’s 20th anniversary, which they celebrated with pre-show festivities, an off-night party featuring Greensky Bluegrass and Marco Benevento on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and more.Thank you to HeadCount, Ben & Jerry’s, WaterWheel, and everyone who helps to make Phish shows the socially active and politically conscious gatherings we know and love…and don’t forget to Instagram your photo from the HeadCount/Ben & Jerry’s Baker’s Dozen photo booth with the hashtag #Vote Local, follow @HeadCountOrg, and set your profile to “public” for your chance to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year! The winner will be selected next Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has named Aldís Elfarsdóttir ’18 of Eliot House and Hannah Smati ’18 of Adams House this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.Each year, the Aloian Memorial Scholarship is given to two juniors who demonstrate thoughtful leadership and who improve the quality of life in Harvard Houses. The award is given by the HAA in honor of David and Mary (Mimi) Aloian, faculty deans of Quincy House from 1981 to 1986. During their time at Harvard, the Aloians helped the Houses create a stronger community by incorporating an environment for social and intellectual growth. David also served as executive director of the HAA from 1978 to 1986. During his time, he transformed the HAA to be a more inclusive place. The Aloian Scholarship is given to commemorate the life and achievements of David and Mimi and to highlight the important community House life creates.This year’s scholarship recipients will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 26, during the fall meeting of the HAA Board of Directors. Aldís Elfarsdóttir ’18 of Belmont, Mass., works to create a more sustainable environment in Eliot House and on Harvard’s campus. As the Resource Efficiency Program (REP) representative and captain on the Eliot House Committee and a member of the University’s Climate Change Task Force from 2016 to 2017, she has raised awareness of waste reduction by creating programming for compostables and zero waste at House events. In her project titled “Networked Energy-saving Temperature Sensors (NETS),” she investigated the winter heating of Eliot House, creating a data-driven model to improve residential thermal comfort and building energy maintenance. Her House deans note that Elfarsdóttir “has woven her intellectual interests into community building efforts, at once creating environmental awareness, social inroads, and a shared sense of a greater goal for the students to rally around.”Hannah Smati ’18 of Houston seeks to model inclusiveness by seeking alternatives and creating new initiatives for all students in Adams House to thrive. As co-chair and former outings chair, she has reframed the House Committee as a default support system for the House’s residential community. Creating programs like the Student Photography Initiative to allow artistically inclined residents to participate in House life by utilizing their talents and working with the House administrator and arts tutors. In addition, she also formed a system of liaisons with the various tutors for each team (Race Relations, LGBTQ, CARE, Music, Wellness, etc.) as a way to discuss and encourage inclusivity. Outside the Adams House walls, Smati is co-president of the Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum, a peer counselor for Room 13, and served as the director of operations for the fall 2016 Harvard Arab Weekend.Nominations for the 2018 Aloian Memorial Scholarship will be available in March 2018. Any member of the House community — student, faculty, or staff — may submit nominations. Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgAny time you’re trying to make a few extra bucks, selling a few things can be a great way to do it. During the holidays, it can be especially tempting to try and throw a few extra bucks together. If you’re planning on listing something for sale online, here are a few tips to make sure the transaction is a safe one.Meet up in a public place: If a criminal wants to try and take advantage of you, letting them know where you live and inviting them there is probably a bad idea. Only meet in a public place, preferably somewhere with cameras. A police station is a great place to meet.Law enforcement encourages it, and the simple suggestion will more than likely deter anyone with bad intentions.Read your emails: If you get an email from PayPalconfirming that your payment has been received, make sure you open it up and give it a look. You don’t want to hand over something you’ve “sold” only to find out that it was fraud.Watch out for overpayment: This popular scamcan be easy to fall for if you’re a trusting person, but also easy to spot if you skeptical of people you don’t know. You may be given a money order or credit card payment for more than the agreed upon price. Then, after paying back the difference, you find out the money order was fake or the credit card was stolen. Now you’ve lost goods and cash.Selling things online can be a great way to make a few extra dollars, just make sure you’re always taking precautions when dealing with someone you don’t know. 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgFirst place for Enterprise Reporting for Weekend Anchor and reporter Julia Gorman for “Up in Flames.”  And First place to WBNG’s Paul Mueller for Best Anchor or Reporter. The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing more than 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States. NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association has announced the award winners for stories that were broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019 and WBNG took home several prestigious awards. Second place for Investigative Reporting for Anchor Chloe Vincente and Photographer Dan Conklin for “Contaminated: 40 Years Later.” In Category III for television, the following awards were given: First place for Sports Coverage for Sports Director Nicole Menner, Sports Reporter Jacob Seus and Director Rex Henry for “Sports Overtime.” The NYSAPA Awards Banquet, held annually to honor the winners, had been canceled because of restrictions on large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, but the association’s board is still honoring excellence in journalism in the state. First place to Executive Producer Steve Altieri, Anchor Chloe Vincente and Anchor Paul Mueller for Best Newscast. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The entries featured news, feature and sports stories from 2019. Second Place for Use of Photography for former WBNG reporter Tyler Brown and Chief Photrographer Chris Overby for “Owego Peace Sign.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe completion of seven big power plants and four power distribution projects have been delayed indefinitely due to the health crisis, causing power sector investment and plans to slow entering the second half.Seven of the delayed plants are coal-fired – contributing 74 percent of total capacity – but there is also one gas-fired and one hydropower plant, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data made available to reporters on Aug. 2.Meanwhile, the delayed power distribution projects comprise substations in South Sulawesi, Aceh and Riau and a transmission line in Banten. All 11 projects were delayed due to international lockdowns that restricted the movement of skilled workers and materials.“This was a global issue,” said the energy ministry’s electrification director general, Rida Mulyana, on July 30. “Hopefully, once the… Linkedin Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Topics : Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here power-plant coal renewable-energy pandemic COVID-19 electricity investment PLN Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgGareth Bale is “close” to sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday, seven years after joining the Spanish giants from Spurs for a world record fee.The Wales international has been frozen out by Real manager Zinedine Zidane and said earlier this month he was open to returning to the Premier League.Bale twice won Premier League Players’ Player of the Year during his first spell at Tottenham, which saw him score 56 goals in 203 appearances and lure Madrid into paying a then world-record £85 million ($132 million, 100 million euros) for his services. Turbulent relationship Bale has won the Champions League four times, scoring in the 2014 and 2018 final, and won two La Liga titles at Madrid, but his time at the club is largely viewed as an expensive failure in Spain.Real president Florentino Perez’s plan for Bale to take over the mantle as Madrid’s talisman from Cristiano Ronaldo never materialised as his role has significantly reduced under Zidane since Ronaldo left the club two years ago.Bale started just one match when the 2019/20 season resumed after the coronavirus hiatus and caused a stir with his behavior while he watched on in the stands.The winger still has an emotional attachment to Tottenham after joining the club from Southampton as a teenager, where he developed from a left-back into one of the world’s most exciting forwards.Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who managed Bale for four years at Tottenham, said he would bring “that little bit of magic” to Mourinho’s side, who lost their first game of the Premier League season to Everton.”It would be a fantastic signing for the club,” Redknapp told BBC Radio Wales. “It would be great for Gareth to get back playing again. He’s such a talent, such a great player. It’s a waste to see him not playing.”Bale’s return to playing regularly in the Premier League would also be a boost for Wales manager Ryan Giggs with Euro 2020 to come at the end of the season.Tottenham are also close to completing the signing of Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon for around 30 million euros.Reguilon enjoyed an excellent season for Madrid in 2018/19 but Zidane sent the 23-year-old on loan last year to Sevilla, where he helped them finish fourth in La Liga and win the Europa League.A buy-back clause is expected to be inserted into the deal, which would allow Real to re-sign Reguilon from Spurs in the next two years.Topics : When asked about Tottenham’s move for Bale, Barnett told AFP: “It’s close but not done.” He added: “It’s a complicated deal.” Bale has two years left on a contract that pays him around 30 million euros a year at Real Madrid.Madrid are pushing for a permanent transfer, while Spurs would prefer a loan move that involves the Spanish champions covering a portion of the 31-year-old’s wages.According to reports in England, Tottenham are set to pay £13 million of Bale’s salary for a year-long loan.center_img Bale joined Madrid the summer that Jose Mourinho left the Spanish giants, but the Tottenham manager said he had tried to sign him during his spell as Real boss.”I tried to sign him during my time at Real Madrid and the president followed my instinct and knowledge and the season I left, he brought Gareth to the club,” Mourinho said in a press conference on Wednesday. “That’s no secret and Gareth knows that.”last_img read more

first_imgThe European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) will provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system to be deployed for commercial demonstration in New York City’s East River in 2020.The deployment will be conducted under Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) project and will be comprised of three Gen5 turbines mounted on a Verdant Power TriFrame.Verdant Power secured $6 million in funding for the effort in late 2018, including support from the US Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).EMEC will aim to extend its ISO/IEC accreditation as a test laboratory to assess the performance of the three Gen5 turbines using international technical specifications and seek to become the first marine energy test laboratory to issue a report through the IECRE system, the Centre said.Elaine Buck, technical manager at EMEC, said: “EMEC has been central to the development of standards for marine energy for nearly two decades, and we will bring these skills to bear on the RITE project. Verdant Power are an innovative company with a strong vision for where they are heading, and we are delighted they have selected EMEC to be part of that vision.“This will be the first time EMEC has carried out an off-site performance assessment, and potentially the first marine energy test report issued through the IECRE. This will set a new bar for tidal energy technologies globally.“As a stage for EMEC’s first tidal energy performance assessment outside Orkney, you couldn’t ask for somewhere higher profile than New York City.”Ron Smith, president at Verdant Power, added: “Our efforts at the RITE Project over the last decade have allowed us to advance our technology, and the marine energy industry, in significant ways.  As such, working with EMEC, the world’s premier marine energy test facility, is a natural fit for us.  The addition of their technical expertise and particularly their independent third-party verification of our system’s performance is key as we bring the technology to market. “Furthermore, utilizing the newly formed IECRE System and issuing the world’s first Renewable Energy Test Report (RETR) for the assessment of power performance for a tidal energy converter not only supports our company mission but also advances the marine energy industry at large.”last_img read more

first_imgSchwegman has launched a tech company that will bring jobs to central Indiana.Shawn Schwegman, the son of Bev and Terry Schwegman of Franklin County, has launched a technology company that will develop applications for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers.Gusto, LLC, is a startup business-to-consumer technology company in Indianapolis that plans to add up to 150 jobs in the next few years.Schwegman began working in startup companies over twenty years ago and has held leadership positions at companies such as ChaCha and Overstock.com.“Startup companies you know, you work 60, 70, 80, 90 hours a week, but you have fun doing it and I am passionate about it,” Schwegman said.He is spending a lot of time at the office, as Gusto will launch the debut product, which is an iPhone app that combines mobile e-mail with secure cloud storage.“Over half of email is opened on a smart phone, and to not see or have access to all of your files is a real pain,” Schwegman said. “That is a challenge that we really want to fix.”“The way I typically describe [the app], is that you use Google to search the world’s content, you will use Gusto to search yours and communicate about it.”The app will be released in March.The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Gusto over $2.6 million in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s inititiave to add jobs. The incentives would be available if the company proceeds to hire more workers.Gusto was formally known under a different name when Schwegman interviewed for the chief marketing officer position. He told the founders they wouldn’t want to hire him because he would alter the company’s direction.Schwegman reflected on the interview as he explained to the founders, “I would go after a new product, different vision, I am really trying to solve this email problem on mobile, so it would be a different company so respectively I decline.”He was called the next day and offered the position for chief executive officer. The company went in an entirely different direction including a new name, new product and new bank accounts.Franklin County isn’t exactly a hot bed of young tech talent. Schwegman did share advice for those interested in the career field, saying, “Jump in with both feet and don’t look!”“Find your passion, that is rule number one. It may be a high paying career or low paying career, and none of that matters. What matters is following your passion.”last_img read more