Watch Warren Haynes And Jack Pearson Join Gregg Allman Band For ABB Classics At Wanee

first_imgWarren Haynes brought a lot of magic to Wanee Music Festival over the weekend. The afternoon kicked off with Haynes joining Billy & The Kids for a “Deal” set closer, leading straight into Gov’t Mule‘s epic sunset set on the Peach Stage, which included a Jack Pearson sit-in for an incredible rendition of “Can’t You See.” Immediately after, Haynes joined Widespread Panic for a pair of classic ZZ Top covers, before heading over to the Mushroom Stage to reunite with members of the Allman Brothers Band in Les Brers. Named one of the hardest working men in show business, we can’t disagree.Another weekend highlight included Haynes sitting in with the Gregg Allman Band on Saturday evening for the Allman Brothers classic, “Dreams.” Thanks to YouTube user sanderjoems7, you can watch it below:Another former band mate, Jack Pearson, who played with the Allmans from 1997-99, joined the band for an energetic “Southbound”:Also from Wanee, you can watch videos and stream the audio from these very special performances: Billy & The Kids with Warren Haynes and Eric Krasno, Joel Cummins with Kung Fu, Warren Haynes with Les Brers, Umphrey’s McGee’s mash-up set, Warren Haynes sit-in with Widespread Panic for ZZ Top covers, and Karl Denson with Melvin Seals & JGB. Enjoy![Photo courtesy of Benjamin Adams]last_img read more

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

first_imgLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The center-right incumbent candidate has won a resounding victory in Portugal’s presidential election. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured 61% of the vote Sunday to serve a final five-year term. He had widely been expected to win. Rebelo de Sousa devoted most of his victory speech to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying his first thoughts went to its victims and promising to work for an economic recovery once it was over. Socialist candidate Ana Gomes came second with 13% but close behind in third was André Ventura, a newly arrived right-wing populist whose 12% was a stunning development. Such a showing for Ventura would have been unthinkable until recently and will send a shudder through Portuguese politics.last_img

Saint Mary’s hosts annual Spooktacular Magic Show

first_imgSaint Mary’s students are planning a chemistry show this week to help their club bond with the local community. The annual Halloween Spooktacular Magic Show for local children will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Science Hall. The event is hosted by the Saint Mary’s Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SMAACS), an organization aimed at educating young kids — through various chemical demonstrations — about the art of science.Senior SMAACS president Morgan Matthews said this is the clubs biggest event of the year, which both the kids and SMAACS members look forward to.“This event is really enjoyable because we get to share our passion for science with little kids and hopefully encourage them to love science too,” she said. “It’s really great to look at their faces and see their reactions because they think it’s magic. Then we explain to them what’s going on and why it’s reacting in this way and you can kind of see them understand how it works and it’s really inspiring.”The show originally started off as a small event hosted for faculty kids, senior Courtney Weston said. It has now developed into more of a community outreach event where students are able to share their passion with younger generations in a fun way, she said.“This is a great event for kids because it’s fun, educational and interesting to see that chemistry is not just this hard subject at school, but it can also be fun,” Weston said. “You can see the application of it and what chemistry is about and how truly exciting and interesting it can be.”The event’s interactive demonstrations include invisible ink, dry ice bubbles, goo that they can take home and nebulae, Weston said. Every half an hour there will be a big demonstration by a SMAACS member, which includes elephant toothpaste, dry ice cylinders and a lava lamp.“Our hands-on demonstrations allow the kids to actually learn how to do the experiments themselves,” Matthews said. “This way they can learn that science isn’t just the practical stuff they teach you in the classroom but rather stuff they can do at home, like using a bottle of vinegar from your cabinet to create invisible ink.”Matthews said the event is not just for the kids, but also for SMAACS members, who will have opportunity to collaborate and interact with others who are also interested in STEM fields.“We dress in our lab coats and it’s all very exciting to be able to do something you enjoy on a personal level and be able to share that with others,” she said.One of the club’s main goals is to promote is interest in STEM subjects, Matthews said.“Most people lack confidence in these fields and usually people only realize they’re interested in it when they’re older,” she said. “So, our goal is to allow kids to start looking at science in a more engaging way and to get them interested in it from a young age.”In honor of National Chemistry Week, SMAACS is also hosting a fundraiser, selling snacks in the Science Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day this week.“The magic show allows us to encourage the hands-on development of science in a way that is appealing to younger children,” Matthews said.Tags: chemistry demonstration, Halloween Spooktacular Magic Show, SMAACS, STEMlast_img read more

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want to Hustle on Broadway

first_img 2.Wolf of Wall Street—19% Your second place choice is Martin Scorsese’s epic tale of the rise and fall of a wealthy Wall Street fat cat. Sounds perfect for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Broadway musical alter-ego, Aaron Tveit! Greed, sex, drugs, money, betrayal? That’s something worth singing about! We already know that our favorite Oscar-blessed pic is going to be a Broadway musical. Now we’re turning our attention to the nine films nominated for Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. We asked you which flick should be adapted into a Broadway musical. The results are in, and it turns out a lot of you want to do the Hustle on the Great White Way. View Comments 1. American Hustle—34% Move over, Saturday Night Fever! The con is on with this late-‘70s set movie about an elaborate sting operation executed by people with elaborate hairdos in New Jersey. Life and death stakes make for great drama. Plus, disco balls never go out of style. 3. Her—12% We have to assume you’re as attached to your technology as we are (hello, we’re a website!), so we understand why you picked Spike Jonze’s film about a writer who develops a loving bond with an operating system. Cue the soulful duets.last_img read more

Kathleen McNenny to Replace Liz Wisan in The Father

first_imgKathleen McNenny(Photo: Bruce Glikas) A Broadway switcheroo right before the first preview. Kathleen McNenny (Enemy of the People) will replace the previously announced Liz Wisan in the role of Woman in the American premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Father.Led by three-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee Frank Langella, the translation by two-time Tony and Oscar winner Christopher Hampton is set to be directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes. The limited engagement will begin previews on March 22 and officially open on April 14 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.The Father looks inside the mind of Andre (Langella), a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?The cast will also include Kathryn Erbe, Brian Avers, Charles Borland and Hannah Cabell. The Father Frank Langella View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

Customers asked to call CVPS if power still out

first_imgOver 500 workers continued to work to restore power to the last 300 CVPS customers in Windham County Thursday morning.”We made good progress Wednesday, and with the light so visible at the end of the tunnel, we’re giving it all we’ve got yet again today,” said spokeswoman Christine Rivers. “Each repair is still coming slow, as crews continue to spend hours to restore power one or two customers at a time, but we expect every customer outage we are aware of to be restored by late tonight. Thus we encourage customers still without power to call 1-800-451-2877.”At daybreak Thursday, more than 75 contract lines crews were working with 40 CVPS line crews, 50 tree crews and hundreds of support staff to wrap up the $3 million restoration effort that began Friday.”This has been a long but amazing restoration effort. The ice and tree damage we’ve seen in Windsor and especially Windham County rivals anything we’ve seen in our service territory. And we could not have done this without the invaluable coordination and support of dozens of utilities and local businesses, and federal, state and local officials,” said CVPS President Bob Young. “We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve seen from the customers, communities and businesses we serve. I cannot put into words how much we appreciate everyone’s efforts, patience and selflessness to restore normalcy to our customers. I also want to thank our employees, who have devoted themselves to customers while putting their own lives on hold.”CVPS estimates that it has resolved more than 1,200 separate problems on its system this week, in some cases rebuilding sections that were destroyed within Orange, Windsor and Windham counties. Over 80 poles were broken – more than 50 of those in Windham County alone, and thousands of trees brought down hundreds of lines.PLEASE CALLCVPS asked customers who are still without power as of 8 a.m. today to contact the company at 1-800-451-2877. Due to the extent of the damage in some areas that are affecting only single and small groups of customers, some without power may not be listed in the outage management system. As restoration efforts draw toward an end, the company wants to assure that no one is left without power.If customers see that others in their neighborhood have power, but they do not, CVPS asks that those customers switch their breakers off and on to assure the problem is not localized inside their home.The company also reminded customers that while service lines or overhead wires that run from a pole to a house or business are the utility’s responsibility, the service cable that runs along the side of the house is the customer’s responsibility.If those service cables are damaged, customers should contact an electrician. The service bracket that attaches the service line to the house is generally maintained by CVPS. However, the weather head, attached to the service cable, which prevents water damage to the wiring, is maintained by the customer’s electrician.last_img read more

Governor Shumlin taps Beth Robinson to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Beth Robinson to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court. An attorney with nearly two decades of experience practicing law in Vermont, Robinson is also a  widely respected civil rights advocate whose work to secure marriage equality rights in Vermont earned wide national recognition. Robinson will replace Justice Denise Johnson, who is retiring.   Robinson practiced law for 18 years at Langrock Sperry & Wool in Middlebury and Burlington, with a civil practice that included workers’ compensation, family law, employment law, negligence and injury cases. She served as co-counsel in the case of Baker versus Vermont, the landmark case that led to Vermont’s passage of a first-in-the-nation civil union law, and led the successful quest for full marriage equality for same-sex couples in Vermont.  ‘I am proud to appoint Beth Robinson to the Supreme Court,’ the governor said. ‘Beth’s strong legal background, experience with crafting legislation at the State House and commitment to the equal rights of all Vermonters will make her an exceptional justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. While I am thrilled to see Beth go to the Court and believe her to be the best qualified of an extraordinary pool of candidates, I am also sad to lose Beth as my legal counsel. In addition to depending on Beth’s sound legal advice, it is a pleasure to work with her every day.” Robinson added, ‘I’m humbled by the confidence that Governor Shumlin has placed in me, and deeply grateful both for the opportunity I’ve had to serve his administration these past 10 months, and for the chance to serve Vermont’s judiciary in the years to come.’  Robinson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1989.    According to the Vermont Superme Court Web site, Denise R. Johnson was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (A.B., 1969); the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1974); and the University of Virginia School of Law (LLM, 1995). She taught at the Vermont Law School, 1978-79; served as an Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Public Protection Division, 1980-88; served as chair, Vermont Human Rights Commission, 1988-1990. Appointed Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, December 3, 1990, by Governor Kunin.Governor’s office. 10.18.2011last_img read more

Brazilian War College Embarks on Academic Trip to the United States

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo August 15, 2018 Students from the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s War College (ESG, in Portuguese) are set to take off for the United States. The trip, scheduled for September 15-22, 2018, will allow students of military studies to learn about important defense centers in Washington, D.C. The institution prepares leaders and consultants for political and strategic fields related to national defense. The delegation comprises about 150 instructors and students from ESG’s main courses: the Advanced Policies and Strategy Studies Course (CAEPE, in Portuguese), taught at the Rio de Janeiro campus, and the Advanced Defense Studies Course (CAED, in Portuguese) from the campus in Brasília. The trainees, as students are known, are senior officers from the Brazilian Armed Forces and partner nations, as well as high-ranking members of auxiliary and civilian forces from government and nongovernment organizations. The trip involves visits to the Inter-American Defense College (IADC), National Defense University (NDU), William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Pentagon, and U.S. Southern Command in South Florida. The existing cooperation between ESG and similar U.S. institutions, such as IADC and NDU, prompted the trip. The activities will focus on the role of national power, particularly in the political and military fields. According to Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) General Décio Luís Schons, commandant of the Brazilian War College, trips undertaken by the school enable strategic contact with national and international institutions and aim to expand the knowledge and training of human resources in the defense field. In June, the delegation visited units of the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese), the Brazilian Air Force, and EB to become familiar with strategic defense projects in southeastern Brazil. For Gen. Schons, the trip will bring both institutional and academic benefits. “We will visit educational institutions that can contribute to updating ESG’s academic activities,” he said. “This is an opportunity to increase understanding of different agencies’ missions and gain useful knowledge that can be developed within the school, while strengthening bilateral and multilateral ties.” The visits will bring support to students applying ESG’s strategic planning method in the analysis of global scenarios and other subjects taught during the courses. For MB Captain Gustavo Calero Garriga Pires, a CAEPE trainee, the trip to the United States will provide important knowledge for his career. “The knowledge acquired during these practical visits, combined with the array of information and data passed on to the trainees until now, will be very positive.” International relations ESG has encouraged international cooperation throughout its 65 years of operation. The school takes part in the Ibero-American Defense College Association, which aims to promote permanent exchange of experiences and discussions on the studies of peace, defense, and security. The association also promotes closer ties among participating nations and develops a culture of security and defense in the Ibero-American community. Four of the 90 CAEPE trainees are foreign officers from the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Pakistan. CAED has 65 trainees, all from Brazil. U.S. Army Colonel Hector Ivan Martinez Piñeiro, a CAEPE trainee, spoke to Diálogo about the importance of the exchange for both countries. “Getting to know the future leaders of the Brazilian Military and government, plus the cadre of such respected institution will definitely allow our countries to work more harmoniously in an environment of mutual trust, camaraderie and respect,” he said. For Col. Martinez, the course is a great opportunity to understand the socio-political complexities of the Brazilian government and Brazilian internal policies. “It has opened my eyes to a series of very interesting concepts and viewpoints from the best subject matter experts in the field of political science, sociology, law, and military doctrine,” Col. Martinez said. “I have also met a fantastic group of future military leaders and civilians positioned to make a difference for the betterment of Brazil.” The experience, according to Capt. Calero, is invaluable, not only for the bonds formed with officials from partner nations but also the knowledge shared. “Spending time with representatives from partner nations has opened a range of possibilities, not just limited to replicating solutions, but also to searching for new paths that are appropriate for the country’s reality,” he said. The academic trip will enable ESG’s delegation to experience first hand the U.S. government’s interagency approach for cooperation and problem resolution, Col. Martinez added. “They will be able to understand the strategic logic to some of our policies and actions. That can then give the future Brazilian leaders an idea of a way to do certain things,” he said. “Plus, Washington D.C. is a majestic city filled with culture and historic monuments.” ESG also works with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and carries out multilateral activities and forums. “These activities allow trainees to evaluate the actions of military diplomacy, and carry out a political and strategic analysis of international security and national defense,” Gen. Schons said. “There are also combined activities performed with other similar institutions, such as IADC and NDU.” Tradition in forming leaders According to ESG’s Public Affairs Office, more than 8,000 people—military officers, presidents, ministers, and other prominent figures—graduated from the school since its 1949 inception. In addition to the yearlong CAEPE and CAED, the school has 11 shorter defense courses, taught at both of campuses, from which more than 700 trainees graduate annually. “ESG fulfills its role as a platform for debates, studies, and seminars, involving not only the permanent staff, but also government authorities and trainees, professionals with excellent resumes and experience that can add value to national defense studies,” Gen. Schons said. “The school contributes to the formation of leaders who will play an important role in defining the government’s measures and actions, especially of a military nature, for the defense of territory, sovereignty, and interests” Captain Galero praised the multidisciplinary nature of the courses’ trainees. “We can create a network of contacts that will certainly be valuable in the future,” he said. “I hope to train to not only serve as a high-level consultant, but also to take on decision-making roles in the Brazilian Navy.”last_img read more

Judicial qualifying moved up

first_imgJudicial qualifying moved up Judicial qualifying moved up May 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img A new state law has changed the qualifying period for the state’s judiciary, giving those up for election or merit retention two more months of campaigning time.A section of SB 618, which has been signed by Gov. Jeb Bush, moves the qualifying period from July to between noon May 13 and noon May 17. The change applies to both trial and appellate judges. Those who want to qualify by getting petitions signed in lieu of paying the filing fee must have submitted those signatures by April 22, according to the revised law.Rep. Gaston Cantens, R-Miami, sponsored the amendment to the House version of SB 618 that was eventually included in the final bill, which otherwise dealt with cleaning up glitches from last year’s election reform law.Cantens said the changes recognize that judges are different from other elected officials. “Their names aren’t out there on a regular basis, and they don’t run every two years like we do,” he said, and they don’t have large or continuing campaign organizations.He said the last election in Miami-Dade County saw some experienced, good trial judges attract last minute opponents and then lose because they didn’t have enough time between the July qualifying period and the September primary to gear up their campaigns. (Appellate judges up for merit retention don’t appear until the November general election ballot.)“At least this gives them four months to organize their docket so they can go out and campaign,” Cantens said. “Hopefully, it will be a positive change.”The new dates match the qualifying period for congressional candidates. Cantens said he had favored an even earlier qualifying period for judges, but the state Division of Elections was worried about having too many different filing time slots.The qualifying period for state representatives, senators, and other nonjudicial elective state posts remains in July.As passed the bill provides that, “Candidates for judicial office shall qualify no earlier than noon of the 120th day, and no later than noon of the 116th day, before the first primary election.”last_img read more

Look to new tactics when marketing to younger generations

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many financial institutions struggle to connect with young people. Often, it’s because they are still using the same methods that work for more mature audiences. That doesn’t work, because younger generations have different interests and spend their time doing different things than people older than them. Here are some tips and specific channels you should use to reach younger consumers.YouTubeAccording to YouTube’s own statistics, 18+ year olds in the United States spend more time watching YouTube than any television network. If you have teenagers or know one, you know they spend a good part of their lives watching videos online. In a survey conducted by, 77% of respondents said they subscribe to at least one YouTube channel. About 65% have shared a YouTube video on Facebook, Twitter and other social media and 80% have teachers who use YouTube in the classroom for educational purposes.YouTube is the place to be if you are trying to get younger generations’ attention. They turn to YouTube for entertainment, information and advice. You can target your audience on YouTube according to zip code, age, interests and even what time they watch. If you’re financial institution is not on YouTube, get on YouTube. continue reading »last_img read more