Vampire Weekend will head out on a North American tour in support of their new release beginning on June 5th in Toronto and continuing until October 8th with a performance at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For more tickets and tour info, head to the band’s website. Vampire Weekend was in New York City over the weekend to celebrate the long-awaited release of their new studio album, Father of the Bride. To celebrate, the popular rock band took up an entire day at the recently-reopened Webster Hall, where they treated their hometown fans to three sets performed throughout the day on Sunday, in addition to sharing some fresh merch for those who actually lasted throughout the entire event.The all-day concert event may have featured surprise sit-ins from notable pop acts like Haim, but for jam fans in attendance, the real highlight was that of the band’s special t-shirt designed for the show. At first glance, the shirts sold at the event may just look like another overpriced piece of merch specifically designed for a new album cycle. To the average Deadhead, however, the shirt’s design strikes an awfully close resemblance to the artwork featured on the Grateful Dead‘s 1991 live album, One From The Vault. Related: Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Interviews Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis About “Jamflowman”As one Deadhead in attendance at this weekend’s event pointed out on social media, the script formatting on the back of Vampire Weekend’s t-shirts was themed around the copy used on the Dead’s 1991 album, which was originally recorded in 1975 during their hiatus from 1974-76. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig is an outspoken fan of jam bands, and has incorporated the Dead’s music into their own performances in the past, so it should come as a surprise to no one that he decided to use the famous rock band as inspiration. Fans can take a look at the two photos below to decide for themselves.
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) helped welcome more than 750 reporters, editors, and news producers to Boston for the Association of Health Care Journalists’ annual conference, held March 14-17, 2013. HSPH co-sponsored the event, which offered skill-building workshops as well as presentations by HSPH researchers and others on a variety of current health care topics.HSPH panelists included:K. “Vish” Viswanath, associate professor of social and behavioral sciences, who spoke about making online health information more accessible to everyone;Karen Joynt, instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, who spoke about the cost of hospital readmissions on local hospitals;Cassandra Okechukwu, assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences, who spoke about workplace determinants of health;Lucian Leape, adjunct professor of health policy, and David Bates, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, who spoke about addressing medical errors; andJames Ware, Frederick Mosteller professor of biostatistics and associate dean for clinical and translational science, who spoke on a panel about interpreting clinical studies. Read Full Story
Melvil Dewey may be seen as the father of the library classification system, but he certainly wasn’t the first to conceptualize such a thing; Harvard librarians beat him out by more than 200 years.Today most Harvard libraries use the Library of Congress call number system, but before the adoption of today’s widely used standards, Harvard librarians invented their own. While many users see call numbers only as coordinates to zero in on their item of choice, Houghton reference librarian James Capobianco cracked the codes of the letters, numbers and dots in Harvard’s stacks and shared the results in a recent talk presented as part of the Library’s RTL Shares series.While the topic might seem esoteric to the layperson, the subject presented a unique approach to delve deep into campus history and architecture, and the library community seemed to agree. “I thought, oh man, we are such geeks. This says something about you too,” Cabot reference librarian Reed Lowrie joked to the packed crowd in his introduction. “Yes, we are all geeks.”Early call numbers for the first library at Old Harvard Hall were simple, short and clear: just three numbers separated by periods. The first number indicated the bookcase, the second the shelf number as counted up from the floor, and a third gave the item’s location by numbering volumes on that shelf from the left. Referencing these call numbers, Capobianco was able to conjecture the floor plans of long-gone buildings, giving a glimpse into life at early Harvard.
Saturday, September 28th marks the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day. This is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort that benefits public lands. More than 1,900 sites around the country have registered to participate and celebrate this coming weekend.One such site is in the Pisgah National Forest at the Cradle of Forestry. There will be three main work projects. Volunteers can help with weeding and mulching the Cradle’s Seeding Nursery, sanding and repainting the antique road graders along the Forest Festival Trail, or transplanting native wildflowers around the Cradle of Forestry site. The day will kick off at 9:30am and go until 1:00pm. If you are interested in helping with any of these three projects, please contact Devin Gentry for more details regarding how to sign up.Visitors will be given free admission to the Forest Discovery Center and historic trails throughout the forest. There will be guided walks and instruction on gardening with biodiversity. The weather is shaping up to be a beautiful fall day, one that will be perfect for giving back to the outdoors!View Larger MapLooking for something a little more North? Check out our other Weekend Pick, Running the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler!
The security plan also includes units especially trained to act, prevent, and react to terrorist attacks. There is also a contingent to take action with regard to chemical and bacteriological defense. In the event of a possible air attack or the entrance into the airspace of any unauthorized aircraft, the aircraft may be shot down by Super Tucano or F-5N fighter planes. In that extreme case, authorization will be given by President Dilma Rousseff. Rio+20 Security Plan The system also includes the participation of 13 ministries and 26 public entities. For this purpose, the federal, state, and municipal governments have invested 132.8 million reais (US $ 64.5 million), 90 million (US $43.7 million) of which corresponds to the Armed Forces. An example of this investment was made at Riocentro to enable the conference participants to have free internet available, with 30,000 instances of access expected a day. The Military personnel deployed belong to the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force. The Military Police will have 2,500 personnel available every day during the event and 1,000 municipal guards. The Federal Police will have 1,400 inspectors and officers available. At Riocentro, the Cybernetic Defense Center has installed infrastructure to protect the telecommunications system from possible attacks by hackers. In this area alone, 20 million reais (US $9.7 million) have been invested. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has announced the schedule for restrictions and even prohibitions on flights over some areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. The measure is part of the security plan established by the Ministry of Defense, developed by the Joint General Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces (EMCFA), and executed by the Eastern Military Command, with the participation of the country’s Marine, Army, and Air Force units. By Dialogo June 15, 2012 Starting June 20, when the high-level segment of the conference takes place, and for which the presence of various heads of state and government from United Nations member countries is expected, the airspace rules will be stricter. F-5EM and A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes, in addition to H-60 Blackhawk and AH-2 Sabre helicopters, will remain on standby to defend the airspace. These aircraft are ready to intercept and even to force the landing of any flight that fails to comply with the instructions of air-traffic controllers. At the same time, Military personnel are patrolling the Rio state capital’s coastline, by sea and by land, with the support of the Military and Civil Police, as well as the areas near the hotels in Zona Sul and Aterro do Flamengo. The Military will remain deployed in the Rio metropolitan region until June 29. The Navy will contribute to Rio+20 security through the 1st Naval District. It will deploy 3,200 Military personnel, 26 small vessels (patrol ships, tugboats, and speedboats), and two medium-sized ships (one frigate and one corvette) in charge of maritime control, as well as six aircraft.
49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson is co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, a marketing company that serves fintech and asset/liability management firms. Previously, she was executive editor of Credit Union Times. She has more … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Details I spent Memorial Day weekend in Palm Springs. It had been 17 years since my last visit. Things have changed.I’m late to the Palm Springs party, but I’m not the only one: the Coachella Valley broke several tourism records just last year, including all-time hotel revenue highs. Judging from the bustling crowds in the downtown shopping district, despite high temperatures of 106 on Sunday and 107 on Monday, this year might continue that winning streak.The Palm Springs area has some five-star properties that command high room rates. There’s a Ritz-Carlton, the well-appointed L’Horizon Resort, and a few others. However, many of the hotels are aging mid-century properties built when Frank Sinatra was crooning his way and Bob Hope was a regular on the links.And yet, this town with oppressive summer heat, seasonal airline service and squat motels set an all-time record last year with an average daily hotel rate of $159.99. According to a Jan. 27, 2017 article in The Desert Sun, other records set last year include $98.42 revenue per available room, which measures the balance between occupancy and rate, and $519 million in revenue from hotel room sales alone.How did Palm Springs do it? By recognizing market demand and catering to it.Ten years ago, the Parker Palm Springs led the way when it reopened with a fresh new façade that reinvented the property’s historic past and has served as a template for the entire city. Designer Jonathan Adler applied a Southern California desert-beach-hippie-luxe aesthetic, and the entire town has reproduced it.I spent most of my time at the Ace Hotel and Pool Club. Like the Parker, it was among the first properties to transform a mid-century dump into an upscale, hipster resort. In this case, the Ace used to be the Westward Ho Motel and included an attached Denny’s with groovy, dated architecture.Rather than tear the place down and start over, the Ace modernized it. Carpets were ripped up and replaced with finished concrete floors. Cinder block walls were painted with bright graphics and surrounding landscape was staged to provide perfect backdrops for social media posts. The pool clubhouse serves as a morning yoga studio and space for pop-up boutiques.And the crowd ain’t your grandpa’s Palm Springs, either. The Ace, like much of Palm Springs, attracts a largely gay clientele. There were also lots of millennials of all lifestyles. Most importantly, everyone at The Ace had one important thing in common: money to spend.I see a lot of similarities between The Ace and what credit unions should become.Let’s start with the cooperative structure. A few credit unions walk the talk of the true credit union difference, but most sweep it under the rug. That’s a mistake. Nobody likes big banks, and regardless of generation, all young people like to stick it to The Man. Millennials, in particular, like working together as groups to create a better society. They want to bank with meaning. Nobody can give them that except credit unions. The downside, of course, is that behaving like a cooperative requires credit unions to genuinely want members to attend their annual meetings and volunteer for committees and the board. Like democracy, true cooperatives can be messy and most boards aren’t willing to give up their board seats to sass-mouthed young adults eager for change.Instead of modernizing credit unions’ appealing past, most use big banks as a template, doing their best to match their branding and technology instead of creating something unique.In addition to the messy (yet profitable) millennial market, credit unions have also missed the mark with the LGBTQ community. Three years ago, a group in Washington State tried to charter a gay credit union but failed to receive enough support from the industry or the NCUA. That’s terrible because the LBGTQ community is exactly the kind of groups credit unions exist to serve: underserved and discriminated against while having unique financial needs. Another credit union in the area stepped up to add the organization as a SEG, but that’s a second best solution.Legal marijuana businesses also present a promising and growing market, but like the LBGTQ community, too many old fogeys are stuck in the Westward Ho days, questioning the world the way it is today instead of embracing it.Credit unions aren’t hurting. Membership, loans and other key performance indicators are growing. However, the credit union community isn’t exactly as scorching hot as a Palm Springs afternoon. Recognizing market demand and catering to it will serve as a catalyst to that level of success.
—– The transformer caught fire and emergency crews were called to the scene. The New York State Police Department says the load ramp was left in an elevated position when the truck caught the wires and pulled down a transformer which caught fire. Police say the asphalt melted. 1:54 P.M. UPDATE: A 12 News crew on the scene reports the fire is now out. Power is estimated to be restored at 3:15 p.m. 3:00 P.M. UPDATE: —– —– ENDWELL (WBNG) — NYSEG tells 12 News a truck struck a transformer on Kentucky Avenue Tuesday afternoon resulting in the power outage. ENDWELL (WBNG) — According to the NYSEG Power Outage Map, hundreds of customers have had their power restored. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Authorities tell 12 News a tow truck driver pulled down wires from a utility pole on Kentucky Avenue in Endwell. According to the NYSEG Power Outage Map, 712 customers are powerless. The driver of the truck was not injured. ENDWELL (WBNG) — NYSEG is reporting hundreds of customers are without power Tuesday afternoon. A cause for the outage is unknown. 2:33 P.M. UPDATE:
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Advertisement View 4 comments A number of Premier League clubs call for season to be ‘voided’ amid coronavirus outbreak The Premier League will meet on Friday to discuss their next steps (Picture: Getty)A ‘minority’ of Premier League clubs are expected to call for the season to be voided in an emergency meeting on Friday, which will determine the league’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League announced on Thursday night that all weekend matches would go ahead as planned but they were forced into an embarrassing reconsideration after Arsenal confirmed less than an hour later that Mikel Arteta had tested positive for coronavirus.A meeting is set to take place on Friday where delegates from all teams will state their case for how the Premier League should deal with the outbreak and the Independent claim there’s a minority of clubs in favour of ‘voiding’ the season. Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus (Picture: getty)That would mean that the results this term are not taken into account and there would essentially be a ‘reset’ of the league season once the Premier League determines it is safe enough to do so. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt’s a highly controversial stance given it would rob Liverpool of their first league title in 30 years, while the likes of Leicester City would be denied the benefits of Champions League football.But it’s clear a difficult decision is going to have to be made by officials and there is no easy way out of the situation. The Premier League have had to backtrack after an earlier announcement (Picture: Getty)The European Championships were set to be held across 20 cities this summer but the tournament is now expected to be postponed for 12 months.That could allow the Premier League season to be extended but it’s unclear how far-reaching the outbreak will become and nor can scientists predict the state of play in weeks or months’ time. MORE: Man Utd expect to beat Chelsea and Liverpool to Jadon Sancho transfer – on one condition Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Mar 2020 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5kShares Advertisement
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News, Press Release, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf joined members of his cabinet, local and community leaders, medical professionals, and members of the law enforcement community at TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services Inc, a center of excellence, to discuss how his 2017-2018 budget is a better way forward and how it will help in the continuing battle against the opioid epidemic.“Since becoming Governor, I’ve travelled around the commonwealth hearing stories from parents, friends, first responders, and community members about their firsthand experience with people who have fallen prey to this crisis,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We must continue to use every tool in our tool box to combat this crisis, and help those who are suffering from substance use disorders. My budget proposal will continue to expand upon the efforts we’ve already made to fight the heroin and opioid crisis, the worst public health crisis we’ve seen in a generation.”“TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services Inc., a provider of Co-occurring Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health services since 1991, is honored to host Governor Wolf’s Round Table event today,” said TW Ponessa President Tom Ponessa. “We applaud the Governor’s new initiatives and expanded funding for Lancaster County and across the state to help save lives and provide access to treatment for those suffering from the devastating effects of opioid dependence. As a Pennsylvania Center of Excellence, we will work within our community to build strong and clear cut pathways to recovery.”Earlier this week, Governor Wolf offered a budget proposal that represents a responsible solution to Pennsylvania’s fiscal challenges and takes a better path forward than the way things have been done for a generation. By identifying specific programs that can work more effectively, and others that are no longer working at all, Governor Wolf’s budget proposal identifies over $2 billion in savings without compromising the quality of services offered to the people of Pennsylvania.Instead of slashing services for Pennsylvanians who most need our help, Governor Wolf has invested in what matters most to the citizens he serves.New investments in battling the opioid epidemic in the 2017-2018 budget include:$10 million to expand access to naloxone for first responders through competitive grant funds will be awarded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).$3.4 million to expand specialty drug courts in PCCD to expand treatment strategies to divert offenders into more meaningful treatment and recovery.$26.5 million in federal Cures Act funds beginning in 2017-18 that will be used to expand access to treatment services, particularly for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.Continued investments in battling the opioid epidemic in the 2017-2018 budget include:$20.4 to continue the 45 Centers of Excellence throughout Pennsylvania which will help coordinate holistic treatment for people suffering from substance use disorder.$45M to continue to fund services to address heroin and opioid addition through the Single County Authorities.Over $3 million for the prescription drug monitoring program which allows medical practitioners to see what their patients are being prescribed, and to make sure that what they’re prescribing is not at odds with that person’s health. It will also allow a medical practitioner help a person get into treatment if they believe they have identified a patient suffering from a substance use disorder. Governor Wolf Details A Better Way Forward with 2017-2018 Budget, Discusses Investments in Battling the Opioid Epidemic February 10, 2017