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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Releases Pro-Shot “I Know You Rider” From March Brooklyn Bowl Run

first_imgContinuing one of our favorite weekly rituals, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has released a new live video, the 77th entry in their, “Rad Tracks Thursday” series. This week, the band has offered up their performance of “I Know You Rider” from their Brooklyn Bowl show on March 26th of this year, the final night of a sold out three-night stand.You can stream the 10-camera, pro-shot video produced by Foggy Notions Productions below:This week, the band also offered up a free download of their weekly video. But don’t delay–the download link will expire on November 16th.You can catch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead this weekend in southern California, at House of Blues San Diego tomorrow (11/11) and Oakland’s Fox Theater on Saturday (11/12).last_img

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Umphrey’s McGee Releases Pro-Shot Video Of “Higgins” From First Night Of Red Rocks Run

first_imgAhead of 4th of July weekend this year, Umphrey’s McGee took over the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their first-ever three-night run at the famed outdoor venue in Morrison, Colorado. On the first night of their run, Umphrey’s McGee opened the show by tearing through a non-stop three-song jam that moved through “Goonville,” “Prowler,” and “Upward.” Coming out of this sequence, Umphrey’s moved into a stellar rendition of “Higgins,” which channeled the dubby vibes of show opener Stick Figure. Today, Umphrey’s McGee has released a pro-shot video of “Higgins” from June 30th, before the song moved into “Make It Right.” The pro-shot video was filmed by TourGigs. You can relive the magic below.Umphrey’s McGee Invites Jen Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier, And Snarky Puppy Members At Red Rocks Run [Video/Photos] [Photo: Andrew Rios]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/30/2017Set 1: Goonville > Prowler > Upward, Higgins > Make It Right, Phil’s Farm > The Triple Wide, Forty-Six & 2Set 2: Nothing Too Fancy > Divisions[1] > Ringo > Believe the Lie, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Phil’s Farm > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Resolution[2] > Divisions[1] with Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) teases[2] with Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) teaselast_img read more

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Music professors tour Asia

first_imgThree Notre Dame music professors will spend the next two weeks on a tour of East Asia, offering performances and information sessions in an effort to recruit prospective students and raise the profile of the department of music.From Oct. 7 to 19, professor of music Peter Smith, assistant professional specialist Tricia Park and associate professor of music John Blacklow will visit high schools and various institutions in Seoul, South Korea, and in Shanghai and Beijing, China, according to a University press release.Smith, who also chairs the department of music and specializes in music theory, said this tour not only aims to recruit musically talented students and bring attention to Notre Dame’s “outstanding” department of music but also to strengthen connections with the University’s alumni network in Asia through a variety of lectures, masterclasses and recitals.The team will focus its recruitment on 10 high schools in the three major Asian cities, Smith said.“We will offer musical performances, masterclasses and information sessions about the music department and Notre Dame in general,” Smith said. “A masterclass is a learning experience in which one student performs for the faculty member … the teacher then offers instruction to the student but frames the advice in such a way that it will be … beneficial to the larger group as well.”In addition to visiting schools, the professors will perform and teach at “significant” cultural and academic institutions, Smith said. Park, a violinist, and Blacklow, a pianist, will feature prominently in the performance events.“The three of us will offer … [a] lecture and recital at the Capital Library in Beijing, in an event jointly hosted by the Library and the U.S. Embassy, designed to foster cultural exchange,” he said. “We will also visit Beijing University — the Harvard of China — where I will teach a seminar on musical romanticism and my colleagues Tricia Park and John Blacklow will … perform a full-length formal recital.”In Shanghai and Beijing, the professors will also participate in “Discover ND” informational sessions, Smith said.“I will offer an introduction, followed by a performance by professors Park and Blacklow, and then we will break into smaller groups to answer questions for prospective students and their families,” he said.Smith said these information sessions reach a wider range of students and family members interested in Notre Dame, not just the “musically inclined.”“But the musical performance is a special attraction, given the interest and value placed on Western classical music in Asia,” he said.In Asia, both American education and musical instruction are held in high esteem, making the continent an ideal place to recruit international students, Smith said.“There is a strong interest … in sending their best and brightest students to study in America,” Smith said. “In addition to the high academic standards … the Asian educational system places great emphasis on the study of music and Western classical music in particular.”Blacklow said there is a more mainstream appreciation of classical music in the continent, and cites his experiences as a performer.“… On some of my own previous concert tours to Korea and Japan, it would not be uncommon to have full audiences in large concert halls, which is much more rare over here,” he said. “I think this results in a population who develop a serious knowledge and love for classical music, which translates into talented performers who are eager to pursue music seriously, whether as a performer or a scholar.”Notre Dame’s department of music has much to offer prospective students, Smith said.“[We have] a first-rate faculty, first of all, with leading experts in both music scholarship and music performance,” he said.Blacklow said Notre Dame’s well-rounded approach is vital to a performer’s musical development and also allows the student to pursue other fields of interest.“Advanced knowledge of theory and history will make a performer play with the needed conviction and understanding — and serious study of an instrument provides a foundation for knowing music ‘from the inside out,’ as it were,” he said. “It is also beneficial that so many students are able to double-major here. Our most serious students go on to graduate school themselves, but we have also taught many wonderful musicians who choose to go on to other fields.”Smith said compared with other schools, Notre Dame’s program is successful in offering instruction in both music theory and practice.“Many liberal arts programs stress music scholarship more heavily, while many schools of music place a greater priority on performance — the music department at Notre Dame strikes a balance.”Tags: Asia, Beijing, China, Department of Music, Music, Seoul, Shanghai, South Korealast_img read more

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Future scientists

first_imgSide-by-side with Georgia’s bestMullis and UGA plant pathology researcher Alex Csinos arementoring Connell and Wright in the Young Scholars Program of theUGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The annual program pairs students with CAES scientists insix-week summer internships on the UGA Athens, Griffin and Tiftoncampuses.”We wanted these two students to do something productive,” Mullissaid of the research project he and Csinos have guided. “I’vebeen extraordinarily impressed with their work. We may be lookingat getting their names on a refereed journal article.”Connell, a country boy, and Wright, a city girl, are studyingtomato spotted wilt virus. Specifically, they’re trying to findexactly how this devastating virus moves through tobacco plants.The scientists set up the experiment by screening 90 tobaccoplants for the virus. From those, they singled out 10 infectedand 10 noninfected plants.Twice a week since early June, Connell and Wright have been outin the tobacco field, observing symptoms and carefully samplingplant tissues throughout those plants to be analyzed in the lab.”I like this, but I don’t like the field work much,” said Wright,whose normal summer habitat is air-conditioned. “It’s a lotharder than I thought it would be.”But the work they’re doing may be groundbreaking. “They’ve runroughly 2,000 samples off those 20 plants so far,” Mullins said.”We’ve got a lot of good, hard data to analyze.” By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaIt’s hard to imagine two less likely partners toiling in asteamy, south Georgia tobacco field than Summer Wright and ShaneConnell. The high school students’ studies, though, could catchscientists’ eyes worldwide.”This research has been done before, but not in this detail intobacco,” said Stephen Mullis, coordinator of the University ofGeorgia’s plant pathology virology lab in Tifton, Ga. More than 60 interns statewideThe Young Scholars Program has 14 students enrolled on the Tiftoncampus this summer, said Susan Reinhardt, YSP director in Tifton.Another 26 students are interning in Griffin, and 25 are inAthens.The interns are paid for up to 40 hours per week while workingside-by-side with UGA scientists. “The whole purpose is to getstudents involved in the science behind agriculture,” Reinhardtsaid.It’s working.”It’s different from what I expected,” said Wright, a junior thisfall at Tift County High. “I never thought of agriculture andscience together. I thought of agriculture as growing things andscience as high-tech work. But the two really go togetherhand-in-hand.”Wright was surprised at the work load in a science laboratory,too. “I pictured them sitting around a lot, but they don’t,” shesaid. “They really work.”Connell, a senior this fall at Berrien County High, feels rightat home in agriculture. “I’ve had a lot of ag classes,” he said.”And I live in south Georgia. Everything around me isagriculture. I’m naturally interested in it.”While Wright chose plant pathology because she knew the leastabout it, Connell was well acquainted with it, partly through hisFuture Farmers of America work. “I’ve been working on athree-year study on tomato spotted wilt virus,” he said.His experience hasn’t completely surprised him. “This is what Iexpected, for the most part,” he said. “But I’ve had a muchbroader look at how research is actually done, as opposed to thekind of science we do in the high school lab.”Like Wright, Connell is impressed by the volume of work in auniversity lab. “The most surprising thing,” he said, “has beenhow many samples run through this lab in a week. These guysreally have a lot to do.”Connell plans to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College forcore classes and then UGA or the Medical College of Georgia.”I’d like to get into clinical pathology — people pathology,” hesaid. “But some of the basic principles of what we’re doing herewill apply in that field, too.”last_img read more

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Tornado time?

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgians may think of spring as the beginning of tornado season, but University of Georgia experts say tornadoes can occur almost year-round. “Statistically, the odds of a tornado hitting a particular point are like 1 in 5,000 or so,” she said. Tornadoes typically occur when “the humidity is high, the winds change with height and there’s sunshine,” she said. They most often form in front of a “push of energy” like a cold front.Too cold for twisters Tornado warnings may seem to last forever, but Knox says an average tornado lasts about 15 minutes. If you live in a state like Colorado, you may be able to see a tornado coming from 20 miles away, Knox said. Georgians, unfortunately, don’t have that luxury. Tornadoes are part of what Knox calls “a whole suite of things that can happen in a thunderstorm.” “Most meteorologists get hooked on weather at an early age,” she said. “I was hooked in the third grade when a tornado hit two blocks from our house in Michigan. It took the middle of a church and left the two ends standing.” “A weather radio is one of the best purchases you can make for your family’s safety during any weather emergency,” she said. Slim odds It can be too cold for a tornado, Knox said. Remembering such dates is part of Knox’s job as assistant to Georgia state climatologist David Stooksbury. It’s also part of her nature. “Tornadoes can happen any time of year, any time of day,” said Pam Knox, Georgia’s assistant state climatologist and a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It’s true, spring to early summer seems to be the time of year we think about tornadoes. But Georgia has had them all year.” “Sometimes tornadoes are wrapped in rain so you don’t see them,” she said. “And we have lots of hills in the Southeast, so you can’t see tornadoes coming. That’s why most tornado photographs are taken in the plains of Oklahoma or Kansas.” You can’t see them coming “They won’t happen if the temperature’s 32 degrees or lower,” Knox said. “That said, there are also isolated tornadoes that happen outside these atmospheric conditions. Many form in the right front quadrant of a hurricane like before (Hurricane) Ivan in Georgia on Sept. 15-16, 2004.” Many tornado survivors liken the sound of a tornado to that of a moving freight train or a swarm of angry bees. But don’t rely on sound or sight during a tornado warning, Knox said. Instead, rely on weather reports from the National Weather Service. Don’t trust the movies Despite this experience, Knox isn’t scared of tornadoes, because she understands how they form. She also knows the math. Knox also warns people to remember that tornado movies are often more fictional than factual. The average tornado follows a well-defined path of about 10 miles and usually touches ground for just one mile. “Sometimes a tornado will skip along the ground, and sometimes it never hits the ground,” she said. “When that happens, it’s just a funnel cloud.” “The movie ‘Twister’ significantly increased the number of students majoring in meteorology,” she said. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t very true to life. It usually takes 10 tracking trips to see one tornado. We meteorologists have to suspend our scientific beliefs when we watch tornado movies.”last_img read more

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Banks at Risk in Loans to Coal Companies

first_imgBanks at Risk in Loans to Coal Companies FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Michael Slezak for The Guardian:An announcement today that ANZ is absorbing a bigger than expected loss as a result of lending to the mining industry is likely to be the tip of the iceberg as coal and other fossil fuels go into structural decline, according to some financial analysts.Related: Australian coalmines are one of riskiest investments in the world – reportANZ announced to the Australian stock exchange on Thursday that over the past month, conditions have changed such that expected costs associated with lending to the mining and resources sector would increase from a projected $800m to more than $900m .The bank said the change was caused by the “evolving position with a small number of Australian and multi-national resources-related exposures”.“While the overall credit environment remains broadly stable, we are continuing to see pockets of weakness associated with low commodity prices in the resources sector and in related industries,” said ANZ’s acting chief financial officer, Graham Hodges .The bank did not disclose which companies or loans caused the writedown, but Tim Buckley , a former Citibank analyst who is now with the anti-fossil fuel Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis , said there were two new developments that could be linked to the move.The first was the warning by coal giant Peabody Energy that it was on the brink of bankruptcy after finding itself unable to pay an interest payment of US$70m .Buckley said if ANZ had lent to Peabody – which would not be known unless the company filed for bankruptcy – that would have put a dent the bank’s balance sheet.And on Wednesday the Australian Financial Review reported the owners of a coal export facility in Queensland, WICET, was struggling with its loans because of falling coal prices, and may be seeking a debt-for-equity swap, where the company exchanges debt for a pre-determined amount of equity or stock. A report in the AFR said ANZ was set to lose money on a loan associated with WICET’s coal export facility.Full article: ANZ’s bad loans to miners are just ‘tip of the iceberg’, analysts saylast_img read more

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PATENT Act approved 16-4 by Senate Judiciary

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The “Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act,” S. 1137, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 16-4 vote Thursday.Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy D-Vt., were joined by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in introducing the bipartisan legislation in April.NAFCU believes the legislation is a step in the right direction and that it will reduce the abusive behavior of sending vague and deceptive demand letters, but the association will continue to work toward improvements to the bill such as making permanent the Covered Business Method program.In advance of the hearing, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler urged leaders of the committee to do further work to “enhance the language to curb deceptive demand letters, as well as work to ensure that meaningful opportunities exist for all sectors to challenge low-quality patents and have them reviewed by experts at the Patent and Trademark Office for validity.”NAFCU, with other financial trade organizations, has presented lawmakers with principles for patent reform to address the issue of demand letters and deceptive patent troll behavior. They include: continue reading »last_img read more

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Not all millennials are created equal

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennials are the largest generation in world history, numbering 80 million and commanding $1.3 trillion in direct annual spending in the U.S. alone. These consumers (where many define the oldest as 35 years old) represent a surprisingly diverse financial services segment, with varied needs and behaviors. This segment is more digitally focused than any previous generation, with connections to financial organizations reflecting their comfort with the App economy.To connect with this segment that has increasing financial clout, it is important for both traditional banking organizations and fintech start-ups to build digital experiences that are seamless, well-designed and integrated with this segment’s lifestyle. For a deeper look into how financial organizations can better serve the Millennial segment, Oracle surveyed more than 4,500 consumers across 9 markets – Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK and the U.S. in their report, “The Millennial Migration: How Banks Can Remain Relevant In Their Decision-Making Eco-System.”Millennial Segment DiversityOracle divided Millennials into four sub-segments: Young Millennials (aged 18-21), Middle Millennials (aged 22-25), Mature Millennials (aged 26-30), and Grey Millennials (aged 31-45 years old). These age-based segments provided better insights into the differences in use of and reliance on different financial services providers. continue reading »last_img read more

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Trump, Cordray each designate an acting CFPB director

first_imgSetting up a high-stakes legal and political battle, President Trump and CFPB Director Richard Cordray each designated an acting director for the agency following Cordray’s departure Friday.In a parting shot at the Trump Administration, Cordray announced he was resigning effective Friday and designated Leandra English as acting director of the agency – attempting to head off an effort by Trump to appoint an acting director himself. English is the agency’s chief-of-staff.But Trump then designated Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to run the agency on an acting basis.By Friday evening, it was unclear who was in charge of the agency. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Fewer trips, passengers and cruise days in the first seven months

first_imgIn the period from January to July 2017, the number of trips of foreign cruise ships decreased by 15,2%, and the number of passengers on these ships decreased by 13,1% compared to the same period in 2016. The total number of days spent by ships in the same period is lower by 19%, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).63 foreign cruise ships sailed into seaports In the period from January to July 2017, 63 foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, which made 335 cruises. There were 467 thousand passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 737 days.The largest number of voyages was made by ships under the flag of the Bahamas (81 voyages) and Malta (79 voyages), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships under the flag of Italy (118 thousand passengers) and the Bahamas (105 thousand passengers). Out of a total of 335 trips, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (65,4%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (15,8%), which is a total of 81,2%. The remaining 18,8% of trips were made in the following counties: Zadar (6,8%), Istria (5,4%), Šibenik-Knin (3,6%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (2,7%) and Lika-Croatia. Senj (0,3%). The port of Dubrovnik is the most visited seaport The port of Dubrovnik had the highest number of visits by foreign cruise ships (267 visits), followed by the ports of Split (107 visits) and Korčula (69 visits).Source: CBSlast_img read more

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