Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Announce Red Rocks Show With The Infamous Stringdusters

first_imgPhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have announced their return to Morrison, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, 2019. The Infamous Stringdusters will join them as the supporting special guests.As The Infamous Stringdusters’ Travis Book wrote in the band’s announcement post, “Phil Lesh is a legend, in every sense of the word. To see him play is an honor, to share the same space with him a privilege, and to share the stage is beyond words. We’re truly grateful for the opportunity to perform at the world’s most iconic venue with one of the world’s most iconic bass players and musicians.”Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday, November 14th at 10 a.m. MT, with a public on-sale on Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. MT here.last_img read more

Harvard moves beyond a day and into ‘Earth Month’

first_imgThroughout April, Harvard’s Office for Sustainability (OFS) has coordinated with Schools across campus to create a month worthy of being called “Earth Month.” It will mark its success with a series of events on Tuesday, Earth Day, in the Science Center Plaza.According to the OFS, the purpose of Earth Month is to reaffirm the University’s commitment to environmental awareness by building an even more sustainable and resilient community. The list of events on offer makes its case.On Monday, Harvard Business School screened the first episode of “Years of Living Dangerously,” a new Showtime documentary series, featuring celebrities and journalists exploring the issues of climate change. Dan Abbassi, M.B.A. ’98, one of the executive producers, led a discussion following the screening.On Earth Day itself, the OFS is hosting an Earth Day Bonanza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Science Center Plaza. There will be free bike-safety checks, sustainability-related trivia games and prizes, a photo booth fun, and food trucks offering healthy, locally sourced options. Every day is Earth Day To cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the Harvard University Police Department converted to hybrid vehicles. File photo Katherine Taylor To honor Earth Day, Harvard’s Office for Sustainability recruited volunteers to help clean up along the Charles River. File photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard Law School’s Women’s Law Association held its annual clothing Swapaganza April 17. The remaining items were given to two local shelters. Photo by Maria Scenna With University support, gardens have been springing up across campus. File photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer On Earth Day, the Office for Sustainability will hold a University-wide freecycle in the Science Center Plaza. File photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Mount Trashmore, a tower of trash built from one day’s refuse in Harvard Yard, is always a striking visual. File photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer A University-wide freecycle will run throughout the event, and a pop-up performance by THUD, the Harvard undergraduate drummers, is scheduled for noon. Representatives from Commuter Choice, the Cambridge Energy Alliance, and the Harvard University Center for Wellness will also be present. The event is rain or shine, with the rain location inside the Science Center Arcade.On Wednesday, the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will discuss “Triumphs in Environmental Health Since the First Earth Day” at 12:30 p.m. in Kresge, G2.Harvard Medical School will hold a Freecycling and Earth Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and will be joined by the Harvard School of Public Health with its EcoOpportunity Sustainability Fair, both at the Longwood Campus.Earlier this month, the Green Carpet Awards recognized the efforts and innovative solutions brought to the table by Harvard’s students and staff. Harvard Law School held its annual Fashion Swapaganza to encourage reuse of unwanted clothing; and the Harvard Innovation Lab held the Sustainability Hackathon on April 19.Earth Month is celebrated on the heels of President Drew Faust’s announcement outlining steps Harvard will take to continue to address the global challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability. Additionally, Harvard has made significant progress reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The Office for Sustainability reports that Harvard has reduced its emissions by 21 percent, including growth and renovation, and 31 percent excluding growth and renovation.To learn more and find additional events, visit the Sustainability at Harvard Earth Month page and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #greenharvard. Visit the OFS’s Facebook photo album “Green Your Scene.”last_img read more

Wrangle over valuable art uncovered in Cypriot ghost town

first_imgNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A valuable concrete relief by Cyprus’ most avant-garde artist of the 1960s has been rediscovered after lying hidden in the underground recesses of a nightclub. The club is in the abandoned ghost town of Varosha, which has been under Turkish military control since a 1974 war ethnically cleaved the island nation.  The nightclub’s 93-year-old Greek Cypriot former owner, who says he commissioned that artwork and others by artist Christoforos Savva, wants to remove them and transfer them to the country’s internationally recognized southern part. But the family that owns the hotel where the nightclub once operated says the artwork is its private property and objects to its removal, warning of legal action.last_img read more

Bill Rosenfield’s 46 Beacon Poised for West End Debut

first_imgBill Rosenfield’s 46 Beacon is set to make its West End debut. The production, a 1970s-set play about coming of age and coming out, is scheduled to begin performances on April 5 at Trafalgar Studios 2. Directed by Alexander Lass, the memory play is set to open on April 10.46 Beacon focuses on Alan and Robert, who spend a July evening in a Boston hotel hoping for a connection, be it emotional or physical. The play ran at London’s Hope Theatre in October 2015.Rosenfield’s other plays include True Fans, Sunshine and Shadow, Let Me and Bridal Terrorism. His highly acclaimed adaptation of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicolaw, was produced as part of the City Center Encores! series in 2014. Prior to turning his attention to playwriting, Rosenfield had a career in the recording industry as the executive producer of over 65 original cast recordings, beginning with the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins; he garnered over 30 Grammy nominations in the process. For the past six years, he has written the Drama Desk Awards ceremony. Among the awards he has received are two Drama Desk Awards, a SDC Foundation Governor’s Award and a Richard Rodgers Award.The limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 29. Full casting and further creative details for 46 Beacon will be announced at a later date. View Commentslast_img read more

10 Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners

first_imgIt’s been over two years since this kayak fishing journey began. I’ve learned quite a bit along the way. I decided to list some of kayak fishing tips. This by no means will be an exhaustive list, and I’ll compile a more technical one soon. But if you’re just starting out kayak angling, hopefully some of these will help you out. Kayak fishing is a fantastic, soulful way to spend some time.I started working at Appomattox River Company in May of 2012. That fall I had moved into a marketing-digital role and begun looking for ways to increase our brand awareness. Appomattox River Company already had a good name in the paddle-sports industry, and I wanted to find more people and draw them into the fun. I paddled some canoes as a kid, and I’d paddled a little whitewater, but there were so many long-time canoeists and whitewater paddlers in the company here in Farmville, that I decided to tackle a different scene.I decided to try kayak fishing. I’d fished as a kid, on occasion as a teen, but hadn’t done much in my adult life. So I started casting lines from a used kayak in April of 2013. I got into kayak fishing thinking that it would be a good marketing angle, to pick up some skills, and to relate to that portion of the paddle-sports market. I also thought it wouldn’t hurt to appeal to the larger fishing market. I had no idea that this motivation would quickly turn into an absolute obsession, and that within me lay dormant a passion that exploded with that first cast and that first kayak caught bass.Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 9.46.11 AMBy June of 2013, the addiction was firmly entrenched. I had caught my first saltwater fish from a kayak while in North Carolina.Kayak Fishing Tips:1) You do not need to buy a top of the line kayak, but you do need to talk to some experienced people about the best kind of kayak for the water you plan to be fishing, combined with your height/weight and paddling ability. I see articles stating that you can start with a $200 kayak. That’s true, for some folks. But I’ve fielded a lot of phone calls from people who bought big box store kayaks that can’t carry their weight. It helps to talk to people who know kayaks, before you buy.2) Don’t bring your most expensive rods on the kayak your first few times on the water. You will probably flip (or turtle) once or twice, better to lose or break cheap rods than to watch your favorite ones float to the bottom of a deep lake. If anyone ever finds my 3 nice Abu Garcia rods at the bottom of Summersville Lake in WV, let me know. I did rescue my daughter’s hat though before turtling. 🙂3) Kayak fishing is distinctly different than fishing from a boat. You must be self-reliant and prepared to handle any situation, on your own. It’s both the beauty and risk associated with the activity. Wear your PFD. There have been a lot of drownings lately due to kayak fisherman going in the drink without flotation. I carry a lot of essential items in my PFD that I need. It’s a tool that I do not fish without. Fishing PFDs have come a long way. These aren’t the 1970’s banana colored, camp lifejackets.4) Speaking of bananas. Don’t show up to the boat launch, on tournament day, or any day, eating a banana. People will yell at you. Seriously, it’s a thing. Google it. I made the mistake once. Never again.5)  Try not to hassle people for fishing spot info. Have a sense of adventure. Read fishing reports, look at Google Earth, scour old forum posts and investigate. You can learn a lot about patterns, good fishing holes, etc from just a wee bit of effort. As I stated before, kayak anglers are pretty self-reliant folks, and most of the good ones put in a lot of hours honing skill and finding good spots. Don’t expect them to just turn around and hand that info over to you if you’re not going to show any initiative. But do your homework and get after it and you’ll quickly be welcomed into a great community of giving people.6) Want to get a great shot of your catch? Get a mount for your camera (Yak Attack or Yak Gear). Attach some fish grips to a T-Reign retractor tether. When you catch that big’un, slap it on the tethered fish grips and let it chill in the water while you get your camera all set up. Press the timer setting and when the camera gets ready to shoot, pull your fish up and it will be fresh for the photo.7) Which brings me to this tip for action cam users. GoPro cameras have many settings, but few buttons. Learn to navigate them quickly and correctly, because if you accidentally hit “Burst” instead of “Time Lapse” you end up with 20 of these shots and none of the full fish. “This was a good 3-4 pounder I swear…”Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 9.42.54 AM8) If you’re going to be out all day, invest in some sun protection clothing. It’s to difficult to remember to lather up sunscreen throughout the day. With SPF clothing you don’t need to, and you can pretend you’re a kayak fishing ninja. Burn your shins enough, you’ll layer up.9) Hydrate. Remember that kayak fishing all day is exercise, much more so than sitting on a boat. If you go out all day, bring enough water. Nothing disorientates me like a lack of water. It’s hard to focus on figuring out a pattern for catching fish, when your brain is shriveled up like a raisin. Dehydration will make you grumpy and will just compound your frustration if the fish aren’t biting.10) The most important lesson for those of you who come from fishing to kayak fishing is this: A bad day kayak fishing is still a good day kayaking. I struggle sometimes to remember this one. But studies show, exercise makes us happier people. So get out there, paddle and fish. Don’t be scared to put in some work. Some of my most rewarding days involve lots of paddling to find the fish. And when it pays off, I feel like a warrior.last_img read more

8 Insane Adventures To Do in 5 Days (Sponsored)

first_imgDo What Aussies DoMaster the game known “Down Under” as Test cricket. Turns out Aussies have been playing this ridiculously long version of cricket, which takes 5 days to play and a lifetime to master, since colonial (theirs, not ours) times. Go Back to SchoolLearn how to make your own moonshine in only 5 days at Moonshine University. Yes. Moonshine University. This seems like it should take a little longer to master. Head to the MoonIn five days you could take a rocket to the moon, see the dark side, and start to head home. Assuming you don’t get hit by a shower of satellite debris and wind up crying inside of a Chinese capsule in your underwear. Then it’s like, a lot longer. Restart Your BodyThe one and only Dr. Oz tells you how to restart your body! Diet-by-day with clever wordplay like “Twos-Day” and “Thirst-Day” are so amusing you will refrain from punching anyone who eats a cheeseburger in front of you in the face. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Did you know that in only five days your bathroom could get a complete makeover, from start to finish, thanks to the skilled team at Alure Home Improvements? This is just one of the many specialties that has made Alure Home Improvements the most respected name in home improvement for decades. In case you’re on the fence about embarking on a remodeling project, here are a few other things you can do in five days.Hike Through the MountainsIn five days you could walk about 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail, with only 2,146 miles to go before you complete the total trek from Springer Mountain in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest to Mount Katahdin in Maine’s Baxter State Park. You’ll need a backpack, cooking supplies, a compass, a Sherpa, gas generator, charging station, and a wi-fi booster. Sail to BostonIn five days you could sail from Oyster Bay to Boston with an overnight stopover in Block Island or Martha’s Vineyard. When you get to Boston make sure to wear your Yankees cap and say stuff like “Pahk your Cah in the Hahvahd Yahd.” They love that. Get FriendlyMake a friend in 5 days! This is real advice on a real website. Sigh. If you were tempted to visit this site (or actually did) perhaps 5 days out of your busy schedule is better spent asking yourself why you googled “how to make a friend.” Bike to D.C.In five days you could ride a bike from New York City to Washington, D.C., by cycling through Pennsylvania’s Amish areas and Maryland’s horse country. Or you could ride a horse around Central Park with a young Amish child on the back of it while stating the Pledge of Allegiance and sort of accomplish the same stuff in like half an hour. Now, how about remodeling that bathroom?Visit www.alure.com for more information.last_img read more

Gang Investigator Shot, Wounded in Huntington Station

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington Station man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a Suffolk County police Gang Unit officer in Huntington Station late Wednesday night, authorities said.The alleged gunman, 22-year-old Sheldon Leftenant, pleaded not guilty to attempted aggravated murder and resisting arrest during his arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday. Officer Mark Collins was driving an unmarked police car was he pulled over a vehicle on Mercer Court, when Leftenant allegedly shot him twice shortly before midnight Thursday, authorities said.Leftenant was apprehended an hour later. The officer, who was shot once in the neck and once in the hip, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in serious but stable condition. He was reportedly placed in medically induced coma. Detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

AP7, Church of England defeated at Rio Tinto shareholder meeting

first_imgRio Tinto shareholders have rejected a resolution calling for improved governance over the company’s membership of lobbying organisations in relation to climate change.The company board and main proxy voting advisers had recommended a vote against the resolution.However, there was strong support for the resolution’s co-filers, which included the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB), Sweden’s AP7, Australia’s Local Government Superannuation Fund, and the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR).The resolution was presented at the annual general meeting of Rio Tinto Limited (RTL), the group’s Australian arm, held in Melbourne. Rio Tinto is listed both on the London Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange, with headquarters in both London and Melbourne. The resolution called on the board to undertake a review regarding the current use of shareholder funds to support industry associations and lobby groups. The board were asked to publish how much they spend on these trade associations and ensure appropriate governance processes surrounding the issue.The resolution specifically sought to address RTL’s funding of trade associations – such as the Minerals Council of Australia – which lobby in public and in private, contrary to the company’s own stated support for the Paris Agreement and efforts to combat climate change.Over 18% of shareholders voted for the resolution, representing investors with £1.8trn (€2bn) under management. The investors also included CalPERS, CalSTRS, Legal & General Investment Management and Aegon Asset Management.Adam Matthews, head of engagement for the CEPB, said: “This is the largest shareholder revolt against management on the issue of climate change in Australian corporate history.”He added: “This was a very reasonable resolution that justified a better response from Rio Tinto’s board and I would encourage the chairman to now take the opportunity to commit to undertake the called-for review, as well as to publish Rio Tinto’s funding of trade associations.” Matthews also said that the CEPB would continue to engage with Rio Tinto’s board and work together with the funds that had supported the resolution.Last year, Church Commissioners for England – a sister organisation to CEPB that manages post-1998 retirement benefits – was part of a consortium that successfully persuaded oil giant ExxonMobil to implement climate change measures. This was despite losing a shareholder vote on a resolution in 2016.last_img read more

Joshua names Ruiz best heavyweight

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight British champion boxer Anthony Joshua has made some bizarre comments following his stunning seventh knockout by Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr.First he shocked many by admitting that he was disillusioned about the sport that gifted him win a coveted gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and that he could feel his passion ebbing.Now, after having had the chinks in his armour, which boasted an ironclad defence that saw him unbeaten in 22 fights, 21 of which came by way of knockout, he has acknowledged that Ruiz is the “best” heavyweight on the planet.This is coming less than three months ahead of his much-anticipated rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7.Joshua has suggested that his defeat to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden was “a minor setback” and that he will be a different fighter when he gets into the ring at Riyadh, while the whole world will be holding their collective breaths to discover if lightning does strike twice.“I am looking at myself in the mirror and saying I know I’m better than that,” he told The Guardian. “Andy is still the same person. He will come game and I’ve got to change some of my bibs and bobs.”“I was 50% of the way towards getting a win, just got caught,” he added. “It was a punch from the gods. It wasn’t a lucky punch from him, it just caught me on the head and I couldn’t recover. It was pitch perfect.“Getting to the top is one thing, but staying at the top for an amount of years, that’s a whole other story. I’ve got to up my game to get my title back.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshualast_img read more

Parent sentenced to two months in prison for admissions scandal

first_imgFormer surfing executive Jeffrey Bizzack was sentenced to two months in prison Wednesday after paying $250,000 in Fall 2017 to have his son admitted to USC by falsely designating him as a volleyball recruit. He will also have to pay a $250,000 fine, perform 300 hours of community service and face three years of supervised release. Singer, who pleaded guilty to four charges associated with the scandal in March, used the money to pay monthly installments to former USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel, according to the Los Angeles Times. Heinel was fired from her position in March following the discovery of her role in the scandal and currently faces five charges in connection with the scandal. Bizzack pleaded guilty July 24 to  one count of conspiracy to commit wire mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after paying a total of $250,000 in exchange for the admission of his son, who allegedly had no knowledge of the scheme.  Buckingham and Sloane, also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, received comparatively lighter penalties. Buckingham was sentenced to three weeks in prison, one year of supervised release and a $40,000 fine. Sloane was sentenced to four months in prison, two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service and a $95,000 fine. Of the money Bizzack paid, $50,000 was paid directly to USC’s Galen Center, while the remaining $200,000 was paid under the guise of a donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation, a fraudulent nonprofit created by the admissions scheme leader William “Rick” Singer.  Bizzack’s attorneys originally argued that because Bizzack contacted federal officials with information about his connection to the scandal upon learning about the scheme’s uncovering, he should be given a comparatively light sentence of probation and community service only.  In June, Bizzack became the first defendant charged in the case since the case was made public in March. He was the 51st person charged and is the 13th to be sentenced in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal. His $250,000 fine is the largest to date in the admissions scandal. The sentencing comes after those of USC parents Jane Buckingham and Agustin Huneeus Jr. earlier this month and Devin Sloane in September. Huneeus was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services wire mail fraud and was sentenced to five months in prison, two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service and a fine of $100,000. Bizzack’s sentencing marks the fourth for a USC parent in the college admissions case. Of the 33 parents named in the case, 16 are USC parents.  Singer also conspired with former USC assistant soccer coach Laura Janke, who faces one charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering, to create a fake athletic profile for Bizzack’s son that presented him as a star volleyball player. Heinel then presented the applicant, designated as a men’s volleyball recruit, to an admissions committee, which granted him conditional acceptance. Bizzack’s son was formally admitted to the University in March 2018.last_img read more