Ever since it was first announced, Grateful Dead fans have been quite eager to see the Martin Scorsese-produced documentary that chronicles the Dead’s prolific career. While it was initially intended for the band’s 50th anniversary, a new interview with filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann may shed some light on the delays.Kreutzmann spoke to the Asbury Park Press ahead of the Asbury Park Music In Film Festival, where he’ll be on hand for a “Growing Up Dead” panel discussion with former NHL player Jim Dowd. The festival has a number of Grateful Dead themed events planned, including a screening of Grateful Dawg to examine the relationship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. The Glimmer Grass Band is set to play a bluegrass tribute set to the Dead, and there will be a discussion of the new Scorsese film (but no screening just yet) with Kreutzmann, director Amir Bar-Lev and producers Nick Koskoff and Eric Eisner.In an interview on the Asbury Park Press’s podcast, “Fan Theory,” Kreutzmann goes into his life growing up as the son of drummer Bill Kreutzmann. He also talks about the new film, explaining why the film is taking so long to create.”The film could stand on its own just with some of the finds that are in there and some of the stuff that I’ve never seen. … I feel I’ve seen a lot of stuff so if I haven’t seen it I’m guessing it will be new to a lot of people. And, it’s amazing footage,” Kreutzmann said. “But the way the story is being told it’s really emotional and it had a big impact on me.”He continued, “Like I said, I’m probably the most jaded Grateful Dead viewer you could ever imagine, but I think it’s going to be well worth the wait and I’m glad we’re taking our time to really do it right because it’s one of those stories that you can’t just rush through it. It’s a big story with a lot of different characters and a lot of music. So I think we’re not too far off. It’ll see the light of day fairly soon.”You can listen to the full interview below:
Today might be Friday the 13th, but it also happens to be the 45th birthday for one Michael Kang. The multi-instrumentalist has played a pivotal role in The String Cheese Incident since the band’s formation in 1993, with his familiar voice and quick handiwork on guitar, mandolin, and violin.We aren’t the only folks who have celebrated Kang’s birthday, and some digging through the archives led us to an amazing performance at the Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA, held on this day in 1998. After a rocking first set, the band welcomed out a special guest during the second half; Keller Williams. This happened a full year before their collaborative album Breathe was released in 1999, sowing the seeds for a release that would give us songs like “Best Feeling” and “Not Of This Earth.””Williams not only joined String Cheese in the middle of “All Blues,” but he led a sing-a-long “Happy Birthday” for Kang, and even stayed through to finish off the song. What a guy! Williams also appeared towards the end of the set to lend a hand for a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower,” but left Cheese to their own devices to finish up the show with a fun “I Know You Rider.”Thanks to Michiel Oudendijk, we have some pristine audio recording of this performance. Tune in to this birthday celebration below, and don’t forget to wish Michael Kang a happy birthday!Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA – 5/13/98Set 1: Chili Dawg, Another Night, Lester Had a Coconut, Got What He Wanted > Elvis’ Wild Ride > jam > Elvis’ Wilde Ride, Bigger Isn’t Better > San JoseSet 2: 100-Year Flood > Jam > All Blues > Happy Birthday* > All Blues* > Climb, Good Times Around the Bend, Mouna Bowa, Wake Up > Franklin’s Tower* > I Know You Rider As a special bonus for those of you who scrolled all the way down, here’s Michael Kang sporting an afro wig on Halloween from last year:
Originally built in 1960 as a hotel, Harvard Law School’s (HLS) North Hall has recently earned LEED Gold certification through the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 3.0 rating system for its conversion into a 112 room dormitory for students at Harvard Law School. North Hall is Harvard University’s 44th LEED certification and the third project to achieve LEED certification at HLS.The efficiency strategies implemented during this renovation highlight both HLS’ and Harvard’s commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and achieving the University-wide goal of reducing emissions 30% below 2006 levels by 2016, inclusive of growth. This project is particuarly impressive because despite being a life safety project, the project team recognized the opportunity to streamline processes by implementing energy conservation measures and capitalizing on other sustainability measures while the project was being designed and constructed.An energy recovery system that pre-treats fresh air with conditioned exhaust is expected to save HLS approximately $50,000 and reduce emissions by 159 MTCDE annually. Common areas in the building such as the entry lobby, laundry room, and kitchens feature high efficiency LED lighting. Early analysis of the existing lighting determined that in many instances too much artificial lighting was being provided. For certain fixtures the design team was able to cut lighting demand in half simply by replacing two-lamp fixtures with one-lamp replacements. These lighting improvements in aggregate are expected to reduce the electrical demand by more than 40% when compared to the already rigorous ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard.More than 96% of the interior elements such as ceilings, flooring, and wall partitions were able to be retained, and over 11 tons of furnishings and electronics were salvaged for use in other projects on campus. An impressive construction waste recycling rate of 95% was achieved.For more information on the project and its sustainability features, check out the North Hall Renovations case study on the Green Building Resource website.
If you think today’s emphasis on recycling represents a revolution in human behavior, think again.Before the Industrial Revolution and the advent of cheap consumer goods, throwing things away was a last resort as homeowners repaired, repurposed, and recycled home goods until there was little left to use.Then they gave the leftovers to the ragman.Susan Strasser, the Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware, said Thursday that recycling’s history gives it a place near and dear to the American heart, a place usurped by the Industrial Revolution’s production of cheap consumer goods but partially restored in recent times.“In all cultures, people reuse stuff. That’s what the Industrial Revolution interrupted,” Strasser said.Strasser, author of the book “Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash,” spoke at Harvard’s Geological Lecture Hall as part of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology’s fall lecture series, “Trash Talk.”In her lecture, titled “Rags, Bones, and Plastic Bags: Trash in Industrial America,” Strasser tracked the evolution of refuse from the 19th century to the present. Before the Industrial Revolution, Strasser said, trash was virtually unknown. Without widespread mechanization and absent a ready supply of consumer goods, people developed the skills to make and maintain the things they owned.Women sewed and knitted, turning the family father’s torn pants into the son’s smaller pants, she said. Bits of old clothing were used in quilts, and then the worn-out quilts themselves were put to other uses, such as padding a homemade chair. Men built and repaired furniture and regularly reused items around the home for other purposes.“The 19th century world regarded reusing materials as a matter of common sense, of stewardship of material goods,” Strasser said.The production cycle of goods was also different from today, functioning as more of a closed loop, within which merchants and peddlers didn’t just sell goods, they reclaimed what the family couldn’t reuse — scraps of metal, cloth rags, bits of glass — and turned them into new goods.“Production and disposal were part of the same process,” Strasser said. “Through the early part of the Industrial Revolution, there were no landfills, no incinerators. There just simply wasn’t that much trash.”The result, Strasser said, was that homes were operated in a cultural framework that valued individual handiwork and the maintenance of a family’s possessions for years and even generations.“People used to be stewards of things, and their reuse was a fundamental skill of life,” Strasser said.By the end of the 19th century and early in the 20th, that had begun to change. New manufacturing methods allowed the mass production of goods, lowering their cost even as railroads ensured they were available throughout the nation. The lowered cost also lessened incentives to care for things as diligently as in the past. In addition, a whole new category of consumer goods arose: disposables, made with the express purpose of eventually being thrown away.With industrialization came the idea of “affordable luxuries,” an increased emphasis on fashion, style, and acquiring the latest technological innovations. What also arose was an association of poverty with mending things and reusing them.As consumer society took hold, cities began to institutionalize the easy creation of trash through garbage pickup. For the first time, families could drop things they no longer wanted into a trash can, cart it to the curb, and never see the trash again.“Industrialization created waste on a previously unimagined scale. It added up to a seismic shift in the individual’s relationship with the material world,” Strasser said. “People who once made things now bought things.”Living in industrial society withered away the handiwork skills once essential in families. Today, Strasser said, most people couldn’t create the goods needed for basic living even if they had to, though some of those skills, such as knitting, continue as hobbies.“The situation is serious,” Strasser said. “We’re literally consumers. Few of us know how to make clothes anymore. Few of us know how to build houses anymore. Few of us even know how to make music anymore rather than buying it.”But the transition hasn’t been all bad, Strasser said. Many goods available today couldn’t be produced in the home even if one wanted — such as computers, televisions, and other advanced electronics. Strasser also said that the old days had their own problems. The handiwork skills that were lost, while valuable in everyday living, also took lots of time to exercise. Women in particular gained a lot of freedom to choose how to spend time not dedicated to sewing, knitting, canning, cooking, and other tasks. In addition, our societies are much cleaner and healthier, thanks to modern sanitation and trash removal.“Streets smelled really bad. People smelled really bad,” Strasser said. “I don’t want to say the world we lost is ideal, but neither is the new world ideal.”
By Claudia Sánchez-Bustamante/Diálogo October 18, 2016 U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern (SOUTHCOM) commander, announced on October 15th that the air relief effort undertaken to bring humanitarian aid and assistance to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew has begun to transition from land to the USS Iwo Jima, deployed on Haiti’s coastal waters in order to continue to support the U.S. Agency for International Disaster (USAID). “What you’re beginning to see is a transition as the civil authorities, [non-governmental organizations], and other entities get in, get on the ground … and deliver life-saving goods,” said Adm. Kurt Tidd. “We’re kind of at that natural point where the demand signal on us is going down as they are picking up the load.” On October 16th, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle, commander of JTF-Matthew, transferred command of the operation to Rear Admiral Roy I. Kitchener, commander of the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). This allows air lift duties to be directed from the Iwo Jima and the close to 400 task force personnel deployed with 12 HH-53 Super Stallion, HH-60 Black Hawk, and CH-47 Chinook helicopters to support JTF-Matthew since October 5th to redeploy to their home stations, opening up valuable landing space at Port-au-Prince International Airport for the aid coming in from the international community. As of that same date, JTF-Matthew helicopters have delivered approximately 239.5 metric tons of relief commodities (aid and supplies) to the people in areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Many tasks that were being performed by the task force have been completed, but those that remain will be assumed by civilian disaster assistance experts and agencies in Haiti. The USS Iwo Jima, the world’s largest amphibious assault ship, provides greater capabilities and flexibility to the task force. According to the U.S. Navy, its airlift and transport capabilities make it uniquely suited to support the delivery and distribution of much-needed relief supplies, as well as transport humanitarian assistance personnel in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. The Iwo Jima brought with it 11 embarked aircraft and more than 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and 225 pallets of supplies to support the effort led by the USAID. “The same capabilities that make us a dominant military force also allow us the ability to provide critically-needed assistance and humanitarian aid,” said Lt. Col. Christopher D. Hafer, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 24, speaking on behalf of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, to the ESG 2 Public Affairs. “We are able to work alongside the various U.S. government agencies experienced in providing disaster relief to ensure relief supplies, equipment, and manpower get to where they are most needed.” According to an article on the website Navy Times, Adm. Tidd said he’s pleased with how his troops performed on a short-notice mission. “What is always gratifying to see is when you pull together a disparate team of people coming from all over the country as well as those in theater … they work together, they coordinate in a very seamless manner,” Adm. Tidd said. “This is joint operations at its finest.”
23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details Response to my December article The End of Banking at Credit Unions? was fast and a tad furious. For that I am grateful because it means it struck a chord, which was the intention. In the article, I offered an idea for an alternate, albeit invented, term for “banking” that could be used by credit unions interested in differentiating themselves as FIs.I carefully pointed out that adopting bold new language would only be successful if employed in a clever, calculated manner and with support from the entire organization. Guerrilla marketing is not for the faint-hearted, a point validated by some faint-hearted reactions like “[FIs should] not get caught up in internal circular arguments about nomenclature” and “this sounds like a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist” (both posted in the Credit Union Group on LinkedIn).A few comments supported the idea, even if not my suggested terminology. Others flat out did not like the terminology but at least they understood the concept. “OMG! UR efties sound extraordinarily iffy 2ME! LOL!” is my favorite comment because it made me laugh. The author got the point. That’s not to say he endorsed it but he was engaged.After all, engagement is the intended outcome of content marketing. Alas, some are content with their marketing as is.Thanks for reading and engaging!
CGG has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf (NWS) of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region. Both packages are now available and, according to CGG, enhance understanding of the prospectivity of these two regions, allowing the assessment of new plays.The NWS JumpStart package encompasses the Northern Carnarvon, Roebuck, Browse and Bonaparte basins, where recent Triassic discoveries have heightened industry interest. The new study is said to fill knowledge gaps regarding the region’s Triassic paleogeography and petroleum systems and mitigates exploration risk for clients evaluating Triassic plays in this region.The Banda Arc JumpStart package brings insights into this tectonic region at the collision zone between continental Australia and the Indonesian archipelago where historically little data was available. With new seismic data and interpretation from CGG’s 16,300 km BandaSeis 2D BroadSeis survey, the study addresses significant imaging challenges relating to the complex overburden and below the fold and thrust. It sheds new light on structuring and petroleum system development, including a significant amount of newly identified and evaluated leads and prospects.Mark Richards, senior vice president, Eastern Hemisphere, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said: “JumpStart packages leverage our extensive multi-disciplinary geoscience resources and expertise to provide the most comprehensive regional studies available. No other company offers this type of easily accessible screening tool to help industry players better understand a region’s geological development and prospectivity and ultimately de-risk emerging plays.”
Man City could benefit from their Champions League ban, according to a football finance expert. Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons UEFA have banned City from competing in the competition for the next two seasons after finding them guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. City are set to appeal the ban, which if upheld would see the club miss out on millions of pounds and threaten their standing as one of the leading sides in Europe. In addition, there are fears City could face an exodus of their star players, while struggling to attract others to the club. But finance lecturer at the University of Liverpool Kieran Maguire, believes such measures would be unnecessary, and there are some positives City can take from the ruling. “There would be no need for a firesale,” Maguire told the Mail. “They will actually benefit from not being in Europe because FFP limits under UEFA are €30million losses over three years, compared to £105m under Premier League limits.”Advertisement This would enable City to spend more in the transfer market, providing they can balance their books to comply with Premier League guidelines. Nevertheless City CEO Ferran Soriano remains confident the club will be successful on appeal when their case is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Speaking to the official City website, Soriano said: “Well the most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true. They are simply not true. “We provided the evidence but in the end this FFP Investigatory Chamber relied more on out of context stolen emails than all the other evidence we provided of what actually happened and I think it is normal that we feel like we feel. Read Also:Ndidi Set To Miss Man City Showdown, Says Rodgers “Ultimately based on our experience and our perception this seems to be less about justice and more about politics.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Best Cars Of All Time Loading…
Chicago Grey, who was brought down at the fifth in last year’s renewal, heads back to Aintree after a victory in the Red Mills Chase at Navan, and Elliott said on Channel 4’s The Morning Line: “Hopefully he can run a great race.” The veteran pilot, who won the big race on Bobbyjo in 1999, suffered a fall at Fairyhouse on Tuesday and missed his rides at Downpatrick on Wednesday. But he said: “There seems to have have been a big improvement so I’ll be fine. I should be OK for Saturday. I’m not riding today or Friday. I think he’s got a cracking chance – Gordon’s horses are running ever so well at the moment.” Paul Carberry has declared himself fit to partner the Gordon Elliott-trained Chicago Grey in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday. Press Association