Tedeschi Trucks Band Covers The Beatles, Welcomes Doyle Bramhall II At Beacon Finale

first_imgAfter five incredible shows, Tedeschi Trucks Band brought it all home last night with one grand finale at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The band wrapped up a six night run in style, riffing heavily on the music of The Beatles throughout the night.The show started on a high note with “Anyday,” and kept rolling with a number of TTB classics, as well as covers of Taj Mahal and Bobby “Blue” Bland. The band dove into the Beatles extended catalog during their second set, playing George Harrison’s “Wah Wah,” “I’ve Got A Feelin’,” Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby,” as well as the encore of “With A Little Help From My Friends.”The band also welcomed out guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, a regular collaborator during their Wheels of Soul tour this summer. Bramhall sat in for three songs, “Honest I Do,” “Simple Song” and “Higher.” Bramhall accompanied on vocals and harmonica for the first song, then picked up a guitar and traded licks with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks to the delight of fans in attendance.Check out videos (courtesy of Sean Roche) and a setlist from the performance below!AnydayLeavin’ TrunkIdle WindCalling Out To YouWah WahHonest I Do ft. Doyle Bramhall IISimple Song > Higher ft. Doyle Bramhall IIAnyhowWith A Little Help From My FriendsSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY – 10/8/16Set One: Anyday, Laugh About It, It’s So Heavy, Don’t Know What > Leavin’ Trunk, I Pity The Fool, I Want More > Idle WindSet Two: Calling Out To You, Just As Strange, Wah Wah, Let Me Get By, I’ve Got A Feelin’, Eleanor Rigby, Cryin’ Over You, Honest I Do*, Simple Song* > Higher*Encore: Anyhow, With A Little Help From My Friends* = w/ Doyle Bramhall IIlast_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits Announce 3-Night Colorado Mountain-Town Run With Copper Mountain Ski Passes

first_imgOver the last few weeks, the rumor mill has been buzzing at the prospect of a three-night Disco Biscuits run in the mountains of Colorado. Today, the pioneering jamtronica band has finally confirmed their upcoming mountain-town run, with the announcement of a three-night stand in Frisco, Colorado, from December 7th to December 9th.For the upcoming Frisco Bisco run, the Disco Biscuits will take over 10 Mile High Music Hall, a brand-new music venue that opens on Halloween, which is slated to be “the largest venue with a consistent slate of music” in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.In addition to regular three-day ticket packages for the concerts only, the band will also be offering a special package for skier and riders, with the option to purchase a three-day pass that also includes skiing at the nearby Copper Mountain.The band’s “BiscoTix Presale Lottery” opens now, at 2 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, September 20th, with the option to request three-day passes or three-day passes with skiing. The request period will span until next Thursday, September 27th, at 3 p.m. (ET). Following the pre-sale, tickets for the Disco Biscuits’ upcoming run in Frisco go sale to the public on Friday, September 28th, at 10 a.m. (ET).last_img read more

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New Ash Center report lauds successes, proposes reforms for Indonesia

first_img Read Full Story Formerly an authoritarian state, Indonesia has made impressive gains over the last 10 years as the world’s first majority Muslim, multi-party democracy. The country’s successes and challenges as a new democracy are the subject of the new report titled “From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation: A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia’s Prospects for Growth, Equity, and Democratic Governance.” The report, authored by the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, offers an assessment of Indonesia’s governance and socioeconomic climate, and concludes that the country must move beyond current reforms to effect a dramatic institutional transformation in order to compete successfully in the global economy.Indonesia’s current economic and social conditions are described in the beginning of the report. It documents the nation’s struggles with inequality, corruption, and institutional failure, and outlines the many economic challenges that it faces, including a growing trade deficit with China, the continued exporting of its natural resources and the importing of many finished goods which could be produced domestically. According to the report, slow job growth coupled with inadequate infrastructure and public health services impede Indonesia from achieving its full potential.Recommendations for ReformThe report’s authors contend that the following short- and medium-term measures could set Indonesia back on the right course toward a path of prosperity:Electoral Reform: Indonesia’s current election processes vary across the country and are often plagued by corruption. Solutions like creating a single-member district (SMD) system and semi-closed list voting processes, or adopting Germany’s mixed SMD and closed-list system, could reduce the complexities and thus curb some corruption, incentivizing politicians to act more in the public interest. Reforming Decentralization: While decentralization has increased avenues for democratic participation, its speed and lack of coherent functions threaten to undermine its civic benefits. The report calls for inter-governmental review bodies, such as the Council for Deliberation on Regional Autonomy, to improve efforts in overseeing and coordinating decentralization. Creating a clear set of standards and criteria for the establishment of new administrative entities could provide much needed consistency and accountability of functions.center_img Adopting International Standards: China has had much success attracting foreign business by adopting international standards of accountability and transparency while involving international executives and board members. By following China’s example, Indonesia could make a stronger commitment to international rules and halt business-as-usual practices influenced solely by domestic interests.last_img read more

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Observer appoints top editor

first_imgThe Observer General Board elected News Editor Ann Marie Jakubowski as the 2014-15 Editor-in-Chief on Wednesday.Jakubowski, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a double major in English and Spanish with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.A resident of McGlinn Hall, Jakubowski has coordinated all of The Observer’s news coverage for the past year.“I am so honored and humbled to be chosen as The Observer’s next leader,” Jakubowski said. “I have learned so much from the past few years here and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish going forward.”Jakubowski became News Editor in the spring of 2013, and the first major project of her term was leading the coverage of Pope Francis’ election in March 2013. She will spend the upcoming summer as a reporting intern with the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH.Jakubowski said she looks forward to building off the momentum of past Editorial Boards and learning from the challenges ahead.“I’m going into this with a lot of energy and excitement because I am so proud of the work everyone does in this office,” she said. “I have a lot to learn, and I am so lucky to be a part of this incredible organization.”Jakubowski will take over as Editor-in-Chief on March 3.Tags: Editor-in-Chieflast_img read more

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Double Bridges

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaATHENS, Ga. — “The ground is so dry that we couldn’t do the groundbreaking, so we brought our own dirt in,” Steve Nickerson said, pointing to the pile of red clay at Double Bridges Farm.Nickerson, head of the University of Georgia animal and dairy science department, grabbed a shovel and broke ground with UGA President Michael Adams and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Scott Angle at a ceremony Tuesday May 29.The weather stayed dry as representatives from UGA, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Oglethorpe County and others gathered in the middle of a hay field to celebrate the start of the new $5 million cattle, swine and equine facility on Double Bridges Road.”It’s taken a lot of effort from a lot of people to do this,” Nickerson said.Eight years ago, the CAES started looking for a new place to house its animals. “Right now our farms are old and in disrepair,” Nickerson said. “This will allow us to have top-notch research facilities and give students up-to-date classrooms that will allow them to be more hands-on with the livestock.”Double Bridges Farm will replace the South Milledge Avenue facility. East of Athens, the farm has acreage in both Clarke and Oglethorpe counties. It’s bordered on the northeast by Hwy. 78 and on the south by Double Bridges Road. Directly across Hwy. 78 is the current UGA Dairy Teaching Center.When the Double Bridges land came up, it was in an ideal location, said Robert Shulstad, CAES interim associate dean for research. “We want to be the leading star for the industry as we move forward” with this facility.Adams agreed. “This will be a place where the best faculty can work with the best students in facilities that are second to none,” he said.It’s the CAES’s unique role in both training students and helping producers and agribusinesses that sets it apart, Angle said. “We’re one of the very few places that has the capability to do both.”Angle, Shulstad and Nickerson all said former Athens Sen. Brian Kemp played a big role in helping Double Bridges Farm become a reality.”In 2004 and 2005, Brian went to bat for us before the (Georgia) General Assembly,” Nickerson said.”In my four years in the state senate, I don’t think I had anything that so many people worked so hard on,” Kemp said. From cattlemen to producers, “I don’t know of a single group that was against this project. Everybody had somebody at the capitol working hard for this.”The projected timetable for Double Bridges Farm is to start site preparation this fall, begin construction in the spring of 2008 and move the swine, cattle and horses and start classes there in about two years.The farm isn’t just about the University of Georgia, Adams said. It’s about being good neighbors.”It’s not just about growing cows and sheep and swine,” Kemp said. “It’s also going to help our state” by providing jobs and economic development.The name “Double Bridges” is appropriate, said Steve Stice, a UGA animal and dairy science researcher and eminent scholar. Double, he said, describes both the agriculture side and the biomedical application of the farm’s future. “We do a lot of double duty,” he said.Near the end of the program, Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) presented Jary Douglas of the UGA dairy judging team a check for $5,000 and a check to a CAES scholarship fund for $1,000. The money “came out of our pockets,” he said, from 55 state legislators who are part of Georgia’s rural caucus.last_img read more

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Satsuma oranges

first_imgFarmers interested in growing an alternative crop can learn about Satsuma oranges on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Lowndes County Civic Center in Valdosta.A conference will be held highlighting potential Satsuma commercial production in south Georgia and north Florida. Satsumas are mandarin oranges that most resemble tangerines. They are grown mostly in California, Alabama and Louisiana but are not grown in South Georgia or North Florida. Lowndes County Extension agent Jake Price is hoping this conference will help change that.“They grow in pretty much the same (climate) zone as we have. There’s no reason that Georgia can’t have some industry too,” Price said.The conference will feature scientists and researchers from the University of Georgia and University of Florida, including Wayne Hanna, a plant breeder in UGA’s Crop and Soil Science Department on the Tifton campus. He will discuss making cold hardy citrus fruits seedless. Also to be featured will be ways to market Satsuma oranges. Joyce Akins, a former director of the school and nutrition program in the Lowndes County School System, will talk about how to market the crop to school systems. Sean R. McCoy, a regional specialized agent in the Rural and Agribusiness Development for the Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, will discuss pricing and marketing satsumas. “If somebody’s going to produce something, it’s good to have them a market lined up before they get into production,” Price said.Satsumas are a cold-tolerant fruit. Once established, they can withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees. They’re also seedless and easy to peel.“They’re about as good or better than anything you will buy in the store,” Price said. The conference will be held from noon to 3 p.m. To register, contact the Lowndes County Extension Office at (229) 333-5185. Registration is limited to 75 participants. A meal will be provided.last_img read more

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U.K. begins auction process for up to 7GW of new offshore wind capacity

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Britain has launched its first major auction of offshore wind farm leases in a decade, offering sites with the combined potential to power more than six million homes.Britain is already the world’s largest offshore wind market, and plans to generate a third of its electricity from the technology by 2030 as a part of efforts to reach its 2050 net zero carbon emissions target.The Crown Estate’s so-called fourth leasing round is expected to attract bids from established offshore wind developers as well as European oil majors, under pressure from shareholders to show how they plan to align their businesses with global efforts to cut emissions.Combined, the sites have the potential to host a total of 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generation.Companies will assess the areas available and then make their own proposals for project sites. The Crown Estate will then asses the viability of the proposals, with the tender process beginning in October and expected to take around 12 months. First seabed rights could be awarded in early 2021, The Crown Estate said.Britain currently has around 9.3 GW of operational offshore wind capacity, with around 8% of the country’s electricity coming from offshore wind in 2018. It is also host to the world’s largest fully operation offshore wind farm: Orsted’s 659 megawatt Walney Extension project.More: Britain launches first major auction for offshore wind leases in a decade U.K. begins auction process for up to 7GW of new offshore wind capacitylast_img read more

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It’s all in your head

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I think we all know that a lot of success is mental – if you think you can do something, you’ll have a better chance of succeeding. But how can leaders affect their teams’ mindsets – for better, or worse?According to a Forbes article reviewing a recent book from Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, titled Mindset, what a leader says to his or her team can make a big difference. Here is some of her advice:Focus on the process rather than the person: If someone is always praised for being “talented” or a “genius,” they might start to hesitate to take risks. If, however, their approach to a problem is what’s praised, it could embolden them.Use the word “yet” more: If there is a problem, remember that you simply haven’t found the solution yet. You want to communicate that you believe your employees have potential – not that they have failed for good.last_img read more

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Sea quality in Croatia rated “excellent”

first_imgThe share of bathing places with excellent water quality in European countries The number of beaches that met the strictest quality standards and received the rating of “excellent” increased slightly, from 85 percent in 2017 to 85,1 percent last year. If we take into account the bathing areas that have met the minimum requirements for the assessment of “satisfactory quality”, the picture is somewhat different. There were 2017 percent of such beaches in 96, and slightly less in 2018 – 95,4 percent. The main reason for this is the opening of new bathing areas, and according to the Bathing Water Directive, the classification is based on data for four bathing seasons. Last year, the water quality in 301 bathing areas (1,3% of them) in the EU, Albania and Switzerland was assessed as “poor”, compared to 1,4% in 2017. According to the latest annual report on monitoring the quality of bathing water in Europe, more than 85 percent of European bathing areas surveyed met strict EU standards and were rated “excellent” for water purity, including Croatia with a quality of 94,4 percent. The results published today are a good indicator of where the best bathing water can be found this summer. European Environment Agency Executive Director Hans Bruyninckx added that “the report confirms that the efforts of the member states have paid off over more than 40 years, primarily in the field of wastewater treatment. Most Europeans today enjoy excellent quality bathing water. Still, this is just one of the main issues, along with plastic pollution and the protection of marine life, that we need to address in order to make our seas, lakes and rivers healthier.” “Yesterday we marked World Environment Day. We face many challenges and that is why it is important to remember the success stories from the European Union on the topic of ecology. The quality of European beaches is one such story that is close to everyone. By testing, reporting, monitoring and exchanging expertise, we strive to improve the quality of our favorite beaches. The new review of environmental activities will allow Member States to show each other how best to achieve and maintain the excellent standards that have been achieved during my term of office. I thank the European Environment Agency for its help in improving standards and sending reliable information on a regular basis, because based on this information you will easily be able to choose where to swim this summer.”, Said Carmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. As many as 95,4 percent of the 21.831 bathing areas in the 28 EU Member States covered by the monitoring met the minimum quality requirements in accordance with EU regulations, as stated in this year’s report of the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report also includes 300 beaches in Albania and Switzerland. Bathing water requirements have been established EU Bathing Water Directive. By implementing its provisions, we have significantly improved the quality of bathing water in Europe in the last 40 years. This directive introduced effective monitoring and management, and in combination with investments in urban wastewater treatment, there has been a drastic reduction in the amount of untreated or partially treated wastewater from households and industry discharged into watercourses. Local authorities are required to collect water samples at official bathing areas during the bathing season. The samples are then searched for two types of bacteria whose presence indicates contamination caused by wastewater or animal waste.last_img read more

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Croatia full of nature: 14 European bloggers, journalists and photographers discover Croatian nature parks

first_imgPhoto: HTZ “Croatian natural beauties are one of the most common motives for tourists to come to our country. We abound in beautiful sites and quality resources and I am sure that our forests, rivers, national parks, nature parks and other natural beauties will become more and more visited in the future. I believe that foreign journalists, photographers and bloggers will enjoy our country and that their publications will contribute to the visibility of Croatia on the tourist map of the world and thus attract even more visitors, especially in the off-season.”, said the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that getting to know the natural beauties, according to the TOMAS research, is in the top five basic motives for the arrival of guests in our country. According to the CNTB, in the project “Croatia full of nature”, among others, a photographer from Great Britain is participating Daniel Cassson, whose Instagram profile is followed by 170 fans, while coming from Germany Tom Christoph Junemann, which will post on the Instagram page for travel and destinations Lightroom_ig, which is followed by almost 240 thousand fans. A blogger comes from Poland Anna Kozubska Leonarcik whose blog is visited by over 25 fans a month, while a British journalist will Peter Samson retell their impressions from their visit to Croatia in the PS magazine published as part of The Sunday post, which is read by almost 400 Britons. A Czech journalist will also get to know the natural beauties of Croatia Lucie Šmoldasová who writes for Ona Dnes Magazine, an article in the second most read daily newspaper in the Czech Republic, but also for the Czech Reporter Magazine. These two newspapers, in print and online, have a readership of 600 people. Also, there is Frederic Renson, journalist Belgian L’Avenirkoje in the Benelux area is followed by over 500 thousand readers. For the first time, the Croatian National Tourist Board is organizing a special project “Croatia full of nature“In which 14 bloggers, journalists and photographers from Great Britain, France, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic discover the natural beauties of the nature parks of continental Croatia.  domacica.sanja The travel program started in Vinkovci and Vukovar, and as part of the program, the participants visited the Adica Forest Park and sailed by boat on the Danube. In the continuation of the program, the participants of the trip will visit the wine cellars of Slavonia and Baranja and the Kopački rit Nature Park.  The program also includes a tour of the Papuk Nature Park, the first UNESCO geopark in Croatia and the Count’s Trail, which is located in the most beautiful part of the Jankovac Forest Park. The last part of the program includes a tour of Virovitica and a visit to the Pejačević castle, or a visit to the Medvednica Nature Park, Trakošćan and Veliki Tabor castles. As part of the project, a collaboration was organized with the Croatian blogger Domaćica Sanja, who will prepare a themed dinner for the guests and present homemade cakes and specialties of Virovitica-Podravina County.  Until October 16, the participants of the trip will visit the tourist sites of Slavonia and Zagorje, and will share their impressions in blog posts, in daily newspapers and magazines, and on social networks.last_img read more

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