This past October, Phish embarked on a Fall tour for the first time since 2014. The run kicked off in Charleston, SC on Friday, October 14th, and after a two-night stand, they moved to Jacksonville, FL for their first ever performance in the city. The band stuck to their mantra of “never miss a sunday show”, delivering an high-energy performance at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, leaving an impression on excited Northern Florida fans who’ve been waiting decades for the band to come to their city.The show was marked by many fun moments, with “Stash” and the “Mike’s Groove” pairing making appearances in the first set, new fan-favorite composition “Petrichor” was trotted out, and “Piper” and “Run Like An Antelope” rounded out a super-charged second set. Phish even busted out “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew” as a tribute to hometown heroes Lynard Skynyrd. Perhaps the highlight of the show, however, was the second-set-opening “Crosseyed and Painless”. The twenty minute segment featured sinister improvisation out of the Talking Heads’ classic that eventually dissolved into the funky rocker “Steam”, which of course contained “still waiting” quotes from “Crosseyed and Painless”.Now, we can re-live this excellent performance, thanks to LazyLightning55a, who recently uploaded super clear 4K ultra HD footage from this great moment in Jacksonville. The video is below, for your viewing pleasure.
The announcement that the University will require students to live on campus for six semesters starting with the class of 2022 has been met with widespread reactions from students. At a town hall held Sept. 13, students raised concerns ranging from financial difficulties to a lack of support for students who feel alienated when it comes to residential life on campus.Senior Rohit Fonseca, who moved off campus after his junior year, raised a question at the town hall about the administration’s support for students who feel alienated in dorms on campus.“The root of the question [at the town hall] was that there are people who are left out in the housing system,” Fonseca said Sunday. “I don’t think that’s done intentionally, but that’s just the nature of [housing]. … So the root of the question was how much do we value the input of people that don’t agree or don’t appreciate some of the basic values that we have in the housing system?”Fonseca said parietals and dorm Mass are aspects of the housing system students might take issue with. While University President Fr. John Jenkins said the University makes “no apologies” about its Catholic identity, Fonseca said he believes the question needs more consideration if Notre Dame is going to require students to live in dorms on campus for three years.“There’s a variety of reasons why people feel marginalized from the halls or why people disagree with whatever the practices are in the halls,” he said. “ … I wasn’t expecting a head-on answer, but I don’t think I have the answer either, personally. I don’t pretend to know what it is, but I think it’s an important discussion to have, and I don’t think we have it enough.”While Fonseca said he enjoyed his time as a resident of Fisher Hall on campus, he knows students who have had negative experiences in their dorms. Fonseca said he believes requiring these students to remain on campus could actually end up being detrimental to hall communities.“I loved my time on campus, but I know — and I have specific people in mind — who really didn’t like their experience their experience in the halls at all,” he said. “ … A big part of community is that people want to be a part of it or choose to be a part of it. So if you’re forcing people to be a part of something they don’t want to be in, I don’t think it’s the best move.”The biggest concern Hoffmann Harding said the administration has with the changes to residential life is their potential to drive students to move off campus as seniors for the sake of taking advantage of the ability to do so. Junior Hanna Zook, who lives off campus this year, said she does see potential for backlash against the requirement.“First of all, it could drive away students who feel as though they will not fit into the dorm system,” Zook said in an email. “For example, for someone who is gender non-conforming, the idea of three years in a strictly-male or strictly-female dorm might seem like too much to handle. So we actually diminish our chances of growing diversity as everyone who commits to the University is someone who feels as though they can mesh into our dorm system. Second … the requirement may cause the opposite of what the administration intends by encouraging seniors to move off since it will be something exclusive to seniors.”Senior Sean O’Brien, who has lived on campus throughout his entire time at Notre Dame, said he doesn’t believe the requirement will have as much of an effect as most students think.“I don’t believe that this requirement will completely ruin the sense of community of [Notre Dame] like many people are saying it will,” he said in an email. “I believe that the overwhelmingly negative response is being blown out of proportion. Things will not be that different. To my knowledge, most students stay on campus six semesters. So, there will be some people that will be affected. However, as new students start coming in, this will just become the norm and no one will really know the difference.”Another major question discussed at the town hall, which Zook initially raised, is whether or not the new six-semester requirement could potentially be harmful for students who have been sexually assaulted on campus. Zook said the requirement for students who have gone through the experience to remain on campus represents a “lack of empathy” for those students.“Being assaulted or experiencing any type of trauma in a dorm has the potential to make someone never feel fully safe on campus again,” she said. “Living off campus decreases the chances of running into one’s attacker — since they are rarely expelled — and allows for a survivor to be in much more control of their environment. Requiring someone to stay on campus when they are no longer comfortable there is not only a complete lack of empathy on the part of the administration, it is a danger to the mental health and wellness of people who have already gone through awful things.”Fonseca said the potential exceptions for survivor of sexual assault need to be determined before the requirement begins to affect students.“Especially the sexual assault issue — obviously anything with sexual assault — it needs to be addressed,” he said. “If someone feels unsafe on campus and wants to move off for that reason — and I don’t think the University would block them. Erin Hoffmann Harding talked about potential waivers and things like that.”While Hoffman Harding said at the town hall this conversation is one the administration will continue to have with students, Zook said the changes should not have been announced without an official solution to the problem.“Saving a conversation for later isn’t adequate when the issue affects so many people,” Zook said.One of the most common complaints from students about the six-semester requirement is that living on campus typically costs more money than living off campus. Zook said this factor played a major role in her decision to move off campus as a junior.“Since I’m studying abroad next semester, I needed a way to somehow cut costs and start saving up,” she said. “ … I am saving literally thousands of dollars this semester, so going abroad would have been very difficult financially if I lived on campus. And although there are aspects of dorm life that I miss, I am overall much happier off campus.”One suggestion raised by students at the town hall was staggering room and board pricing based on the quality of dorm facilities. This idea, Hoffmann Harding said at the town hall, would foster an environment that “would not be helpful to the integrated communities” the University is aiming for, a sentiment Fonseca said he agrees with.“You would literally segregate the school by income — by family income — which I think is very dangerous,” he said. “So I do not think that staggering the housing prices is a good idea at all because people would know your socioeconomic background based on the hall you live in. So yeah, I think that would be a terrible idea.”Two alternatives Fonseca said could be effective are decreasing the cost of room and board somewhat for upperclassmen and updating meal plans for seniors.“I think the University should … look into ways to subsidize on-campus housing or perhaps giving a break and a slight reduction in room and board to upperclassmen to encourage them to stay on campus,” Fonseca said. “That’s, I think, a very viable option. Even a drop in $1,000 or $2,000 I think is a viable reason to stay on campus. And another thing they could do that I think we don’t do right now … a lot of people have swipes left over at the end of the week. And I think what we should do — and I think it makes perfect sense — is that all your swipes that are left over at the end of the week from your freshman through junior year, have those save up and then have that be your meal plan senior year.”Zook said she appreciated that the initial email to students announcing these changes recognized flaws in residential life, but is disappointed the administration didn’t work to repair these flaws before enacting the requirement.“I couldn’t believe that they sent an announcement of this magnitude in the middle of the night,” she said. “While reading the email for the first time, I was satisfied that they were accurately pointing out some of the problems of dorm life. But the decision to create a new requirement rather than working to fix the problems really surprised me.”While O’Brien said he does not appreciate the fact that students will no longer be able to decide whether or not they stay on campus for six semesters, he can see the changes to residential life having some positive effects in the long run.“I think the biggest drawback is that the element of choice has been removed,” he said. “I think a positive of this rule will be an increased focus on residential life, and I believe that this will lead to positive changes.”The lack of student say in the matter, Zook said, remains a point of contention with many members of the student body.“I think a big part of it is that we feel as though our opinions were not at all taken into consideration,” she said. “Conducting focus groups did not seem to reflect the views of the current student body in general. Also, simply put, as young adults we don’t [need] more restrictions. Since Notre Dame already has such a high rate of upperclassmen living on campus, imposing a new requirement just didn’t seem necessary to many including myself. … There can be benefits, but they are reliant on some big ‘ifs.’”Tags: dorm life, Housing, New Housing Requirement, residential life, sexual assault, six-semester requirement
Tickets are now on sale to see Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow) and Michael Crane (Gloria) in The Body of an American. Directed by Jo Bonney, the New York premiere by Dan O’Brien will play a limited engagement February 10 through March 20 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for February 23.Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with All The Way), The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.The production will feature scenic design by Richard Hoover, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Darron L West and projection design by Alex Basco Koch. Michael Cumpsty(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Comments
By George Boyhanand TerryKelleyGeorgia Extension ServiceGardening through the fall and winter has some big advantages inGeorgia.For one thing, the weather will be much cooler. Insects aren’tnearly the problem they can be during the summer, especiallyafter a cold snap. And some vegetables taste better when you grow them in the cool of the year.Many cool-season crops will do just fine, including onions,carrots, cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, cabbage),turnip greens and garden peas. Others you can try includeradishes, rutabagas, leeks, garlic and artichokes.You can grow Vidalia onions, too. You can buy transplants atlocal stores throughout the fall, usually in bundles of about 50plants. Plant them in November or December spaced 4 to 6 inchesin rows 14 to 18 inches apart.Onions are heavy feeders, so you’ll need a complete fertilizer,such as 10-10-10, that also contains sulfur. Apply about 1 poundper 100 square feet before transplanting and again the end ofJanuary. At the end of February, apply a half-pound of calciumnitrate (15-0-0). Your onions will be ready for your burgers inApril.Cole cropsCole crops like collards and cabbage have been a mainstay in theSouth. You can start these from seed or transplants.If you direct-seed, do it in late summer or early fall. You canset out transplants a little later. Space plants 12 to 18 inchesapart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.Keep an eye on caterpillars. Several can be troublesome on thesecrops. They’re really hard to control on broccoli or cauliflowerif they get into the developing flower.Bt products (Bacillus thuringiensis) are good at controllingthese problems. They make caterpillars sick and eventually killthem.Collards probably did as much as any food to keep hunger at bayfor many poor farmers in the South. Even today you’ll see collard plants 2 to 3 feet tall during the winter in the backyard of rural homes.The lower leaves are often snapped off as the plants grow,leaving a tall, bare stem and a cluster of leaves on top. Youdon’t have to harvest them this way. You can pull an entire plant once it gets 18 to 24 inches tall.Turnips, tooTurnips can be grown much like cole crops. The bonus is that thetops and roots are both edible. Prepare turnip greens much likecollards, but dice the roots and add them to the pot. Turnipsrequire about 70 days to mature.Garden peas probably won’t last through a hard freeze but willstand some light frost. Start them in September for peas in lateNovember. Plant 3 to 4 seeds per foot in rows 6 to 24 inchesapart.Use the close spacing to form a bed of peas and the wider spacing if you plan to trellis them. Check when you buy your seeds to see if they need trellising.Edible-pod peas are tasty, too. They often will have “Sugar” inthe name, such as “Sugar Pod,” “Sugar Snap” or “SugarAnn.”(George Boyhan and Terry Kelley are Cooperative Extensionhorticulturists with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
By Voice of America November 08, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said on September 24 that Venezuela’s disputed president is “a Cuban puppet,” adding that the Caribbean government only takes advantage of Venezuelan oil wealth to stay in power.Before world leaders, who heard his speech at the 74th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, Trump said that socialism was “the wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies.”“We are watching the Venezuela situation very closely,” Trump said. “The dictator Maduro is a Cuban puppet, protected by Cuban bodyguards, hiding from his own people, while Cuba plunders Venezuela’s oil wealth to sustain its own corrupt, communist rule,” he said.“We await the day when democracy will be restored, when Venezuela will be free, and when liberty will prevail throughout this hemisphere,” Trump said.Trump added that his government was committed to supporting the people that live under “brutal oppression,” referring to the people of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.He mentioned the report issued by U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, which refers to the Venezuelan food crisis and political prisoners. “Modern-day death squads are carrying out thousands of extrajudicial killings,” said Trump.The U.S. head of State alluded to the coalition of more than 50 countries that he leads in support of Interim President Juan Guaidó.“To the Venezuelans trapped in this nightmare, please know that all of America is united behind you,” he said.The United States, he said, has humanitarian assistance ready to be delivered to Venezuelans.Trump told world leaders that “one of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism.”He added that “events in Venezuela remind us all that socialism and communism are not about justice, they are not about equality […], and they are certainly not about the good of the nation.”
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Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs you know, Mother Earth, Earth Day is today, April 22. On this day many of your children join together to celebrate you. We Earthlings engage with others in projects to clean up our litter and waste, to plant trees and flowers, and to care for our corner of this planet that we call home. There are so many ways to do this, so many opportunities. You must be very excited and heartened to see us being good stewards and kin to the rest of creation. On this day, we pay attention, we take responsibility, we look at the harm we have caused and we work together to heal some of these hurts. Then Monday will come. For many of us, awareness of this amazing web of life will fade away fast. We will return to our habits of wasting the resources that you provide for us. We will refuse to recycle. We will plunder and squander the habitats of our kin creatures. How can we begin to live in a way that makes every day your day?For us who live in Schenectady, a gift to you would be to recycle. In my neighborhood, I see very few recycling bins out on “trash day.” There is lots of garbage that will go into your belly, the Earth (you know, we call this the landfill). Your children need to see that recycling is so important, especially since our “landfills” are filling up and we will need more of your precious space to dump our stuff. We need to realize that one use throw-away products are so wasteful.Another gift to you would be to stop littering. I live near Central Park. The amount of trash that is tossed on the ground makes me cry. I can only imagine how you feel.So, dear Mother Earth, enjoy your special day. We can only hope and pray that more of the members of your human family will make everyday Earth Day.LINDA NEILSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
The protesters gathered on Jl. Gejayan, a historical street that has witnessed many popular protests. The most recent was the Gejayan Calling movement or #GejayanMemanggil, where thousands of people protested against the revisions to the Corruption Eradication Commission Law and the Criminal Code.They set up a stage and played music as well as taking turns to deliver speeches. Despite the rain that began to fall the protestors remained, carrying banners with messages like “Stop the omnibus law”, referring to the job creation bill, and “Investment regime: It only acknowledges the people during elections”.Workers, students and activists claim the omnibus bill on job creation will harm democracy, the environment and the interests of workers.“If the government fails to listen to the people’s voice in Yogyakarta and other areas, we will come to Jakarta,” Syahdan continued. Hundreds of students, workers and artists grouped under the People’s Movement Alliance gathered on Monday to hold a “grand meeting” on the streets to stop the deliberation of the controversial omnibus bill on job creation.“We are here as the people’s parliament to announce our motion of no confidence in the House of Representatives because they fail to represent the interests of the people who reject the [job creation omnibus bill],” the alliance spokesperson, Syahdan, said on Monday.The omnibus bill on job creation would amend 73 laws and consists of 15 chapters and 174 articles The secretary of the Federation of Independent Workers Unions in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Ali Prasetyo, said on Monday that the workers rejected the job creation bill because it significantly relaxed outsourcing restrictions. He said the regulation would make employees “contract workers all their life”.He also rejected the article that allowed provincial governors to create their own formulations to calculate the minimum wage.The job creation bill has also drawn criticism from students in Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta. In a discussion last month, legal experts concluded that the process of drafting the bill was “not transparent”. They pointed out that the content of the bill did not reflect the rationale of the bill.“Illegal levies and red tape are common practices in Indonesia. Even though we have good regulations, in reality they should not be able to be implemented. Don’t think investors will come because the government streamlines the regulations,” said Maria S.W Sumardjono from the UGM School of Law on Feb. 13.She said the omnibus job creation bill could offer only empty promises to investors because in reality they will have to deal with natural resources regulations. She said there were at least 26 regulations concerning natural resources that would need to be ironed out.“Investors could come here, get a location permit, but later it gets revoked because an indigenous community claims the land,” she went on.She said the job creation bill could infringe the rights of indigenous people.Another legal expert, Zainal Arifin Mochtar, said he found problems in the academic document of the bill. He said people’s participation was essential in the drafting of such a bill, which revised more than 70 bills. “It has to come from social analysis,” he said.He said the bill seemed to be prioritizing the economic and investment agenda while in the past, during the New Order, focusing only on the economy and investment had ended up damaging the environment and human rights.He also criticized the process by which the government only talked with businesspeople in formulating the bill. “We’d be better to reject this bill altogether because the deliberation in the House can also only be swayed by power,” he said.Topics :
Shaun Lockyer of Shaun Lockyer Architects dubbed this Chandler creation as The Long House. Photo: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoMr Lockyer said the house was a great example of “simple, done well”.“The only challenges were to do with planning, title and some technical issues regarding the drainage and foundations. However, these were overcome very early on in the process and the builders, M2 Construct, did a fantastic job, completing the project on time and on budget,” Mr Lockyer said.“Architecturally, this project represents a great example of how with relatively limited means, something interesting can be achieved.” The new build cost about $1 million.Combined with a couple of full-height walls featuring large circular apertures, the design of the outdoor room adds depth and intrigue to the property without inhibiting the flow of space and light. “The clients were interested in mid-century modern work, referencing white painted brick specifically, but they also wanted to contextualise the house in the subtropics,” Mr Lockyer said. “To this end, we proposed a mix of simple modern forms with some playful combinations of simple, timeless materials.”He said they chose a random selection of bricks from PGH Bricks and had them painted in Dulux’s Lexicon Quarter Strength. Shaun Lockyer of Shaun Lockyer Architects dubbed this Chandler creation as The Long House. Photo: SuppliedThis masterpiece at Chandler has been dubbed The Long House for a reason.Shaun Lockyer, of Shaun Lockyer Architects, created the house which is set on acreage. The elongated, linear floorplan stretches out across the east-west axis to take advantage of the northeastern exposure.Capitalising on the space available, and creating a fluidity inside and out, Mr Lockyer created an outdoor room defined by white brick “ha-ha’’ walls; a ha-ha being a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier whilst still preserving uninterrupted views of the area beyond. Inside The Long House. Photo: SuppliedMr Lockyer said the brick was renowned for its robust nature and longevity and provides a fresh, bright contrast to the timber and dark cladding above; a striking juxtaposition that continues inside with crisp, white ceilings and walls setting the backdrop for charcoal cabinetry and spectacular mosaic cladding in the kitchen and bathroom.
Dutch geoscience company Fugro has deployed two vessels offshore Brazil on a seep hunting survey. Working for multi-client geoscience data company, TGS, Fugro continues the hunt for hydrocarbon seeps with two purpose-built vessels, Fugro Brasilis and Fugro Searcher.The vessels have been deployed to acquire high-resolution multibeam echosounder and sub-bottom profiler data in the Campos and Santos Basins, Fugro said on Friday.The survey is designed to mirror TGS’s 2016-2017 Gigante and Otos projects in the Gulf of Mexico in which Fugro provided similar services. Covering an area of approximately 200,000 square kilometers, Fugro will use these data to identify and recommend the most prospective locations to target for geochemical sampling.Fugro said that project deliverables will be used by energy companies to help optimize and refine their exploration and development activities in this prolific region.“Integrating our high-resolution modern multibeam systems with our expert interpreters enhances the services we provide for our clients,” explains Jim Gharib, Fugro’s Global Product Manager for Seep Hunting and Geochemical Campaigns.