LCD Soundsystem Performs “Tonite” On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

first_imgSix years ago, LCD Soundsystem broke up, and fans were left devastated by the news. Over the last year, the band has reconvened, and the world is all the better for it. Now, they’re in full swing following the release of their  first-ever #1 album in the Billboard 200, American Dream. With an extensive tour starting tonight in DC and culminating with a ten-show run at the Brooklyn Steel, James Murphy and co stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday to perform “tonite” from the recent release.Watch LCD Soundsystem perform “tonite” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below:Check out LCD Soundsystem’s upcoming tour dates below!last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Announces Brooklyn Bowl Webcasts

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead is heading to the Brooklyn Bowl this week for a three-night run from March 8 through 10th, marking the band’s 27th, 28th, and 29th performances at the Williamsburg, New York venue. If you weren’t able to score tickets to the sold-out run, fear not! Brooklyn Bowl has partnered with nugs.tv to offer webcasts for all three nights. Head here for more information.Brooklyn Bowl is an integral part of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s history, given that the project was originally conceived back in 2013 as a one-off project for the annual and long-running Freak’s Ball (organized by the famed Freaks List of New York). In the years since, the five-piece Grateful Dead-inspired act led by drummer Joe Russo has frequently returned to Brooklyn Bowl. In 2016, the group performed its first March run there, and the following year, in 2017, JRAD hosted a six-night residency at the venue across two weekends in March, which also coincided with the band’s celebration of its 100th show.For Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s third annual March Brooklyn Bowl runs, fans can hope to expect cameos, surprise or scheduled, given the history the group has at the site. In the past, the group has been joined by the likes of Oteil Burbridge, John Mayer, violinist Katie Jacoby, and guitarist Chris Hartford, as well as horn sections of varying sizes that frequently feature regular collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie.To get in on the couch tour, head here for more information.last_img read more

Paul C. Martin, 85

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 2, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.Paul C. Martin once told a colleague that he had “Harvard tattooed on [his] chest,” which was not far from the truth. After graduating from New York’s Stuyvesant High School, he arrived at Harvard as a freshman in 1948 at the age of 17. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in physics over a scant six years, joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor of Physics in 1957, and was affiliated with the University for the rest of his life. He was John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics Emeritus when he passed away at the age of 85.Paul’s earliest distinction was dazzling mathematical intellect. His undergraduate degree was summa cum laude and he was Phi Beta Kappa Junior 8. In the late 1950s, Paul was a smart young theorist in a department of giants—and the one to whom many of the best graduate students gravitated. His Ph.D. students didn’t make appointments with him, or join group meetings. In fact, Paul didn’t really have a group. A student simply went into his office and became his collaborator. Each had his undivided attention, learning how to do physics—often until the student was exhausted but Paul wasn’t.Paul was a prepared but not polished lecturer—he used no notes, and everything got worked out from scratch during class. The experience, his student David Mermin said, was like “watching Sisyphus pushing his rock up the hill—except that every now and then Paul actually managed to get it to the top.” Another of his students, Pierre Hohenberg, remembered trying to reconstruct all the mathematical machinery Paul had used to elevate one rock, and confessed, at the beginning of the next class, that he couldn’t understand how Paul had gotten it across some gap. After thinking silently, Paul announced, “You’re right. It’s all wrong.” The rock rolled down to the bottom and Paul began to push it up again.Paul was uncompromising in his commitment to precision in both thought and language. His thinking apparatus operated at a very high speed—faster than the thinking of the rest of us, but also faster than his own talking machinery. So by the time an idea was half-expressed, it needed revision. His insistence on precision, his colleague from college days Margaret Kivelson said, “led him to interrupt his own sentences to specify limitations or add interpretation, so that one wondered whether he would be able to complete the sentence before the lecture came to an end.”Paul was a Renaissance physicist. After pioneering work in the late 1950s with his advisor Julian Schwinger on quantum many-particle systems, he provided theoretical explanations of many phenomena, any one of which might fill the career of a lesser scientist: superfluidity, antiferromagnetism, liquid crystals, turbulence. These are behaviors observed in condensed matter, that is, solids or liquids. The mathematical laws of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, which have such pretty formulations for individual particles, are remarkably challenging in their implications for closely packed atoms and molecules. Paul and his students had only paper and pencil as tools—computational simulations were still in their infancy in the 1960s. The pioneering work of Paul and his illustrious students (six have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, as was Paul) led the post-Sputnik applications of theoretical physics to complex liquids and solids.In 1972 Paul was appointed chair of the Physics Department, and in 1977 he became dean of the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, which has grown into today’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The 1975 report of the Buchsbaum Committee to review the Division had set a grand agenda for applied science at Harvard. Paul set about bringing applied science from the backwater to which President Eliot had relegated it a century earlier to the central role it enjoys in today’s Harvard. Over the twenty years Paul was dean of SEAS, computer science and atmospheric science flourished, important appointments and laboratories were developed in Applied Physics, and Applied Bioscience was launched. Even more importantly, Paul served as chief scientific advisor to the dean of this Faculty. Always protecting Harvard’s interests, he stressed interdepartmental collaboration over the individual empire-building ambitions that emerged occasionally even in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Paul’s habits of accessibility and inexhaustibility carried over from his science to his administrative work. Harvard business was conducted over long hours, on Saturdays and Sundays if need be, because it was so important that everything come out right. In Paul’s Harvard, quality mattered in everything, as did the rule of reason. Committees existed not to ratify predetermined conclusions but to develop recommendations that would survive logical and ethical scrutiny. And not just in the sciences. He persuaded the Faculty to end limited-enrollment concentrations. Harvard’s opportunities would be open to everyone, and Harvard students would no longer go through a second admissions process to study what they wanted. Paul’s almost Puritan rectitude made him the obvious choice to develop Harvard’s conflict of interest policy for faculty.Paul seemed to do everything himself. He personally compiled Harvard’s first email directory, and tracked every detail when the Harvard campus was networked—down to the grave question of whether to bring broadband service to a boathouse trapped on a communications island between Soldiers Field Road and the Charles River.Paul’s unfathomably deep devotion to Harvard’s interests explained his legendary frugality. To spend a dollar of Harvard’s money was to make a moral decision. Paul’s assistant did not have assistants of her own, and a faculty lunch was one to which faculty brought their own sandwiches. His successors may have been startled by the homespun administration they inherited, but they were deeply grateful for the budgetary surpluses he bequeathed.Paul is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, the former Ann Wallace Bradley; by their children Peter, Stephanie, and Daniel; by Paul’s brother, Robert; and by nine grandchildren. He loved them even more than he loved Harvard.Respectfully submitted,Frederick H. AbernathyMichael B. McElroyDavid R. NelsonIrwin I. ShapiroHarry R. Lewis, Chairlast_img read more

Garden built for youth project seeks community involvement

first_imgThe University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Fulton County South office and South Fulton Master Gardeners are offering area residents the opportunity to rent garden beds created as part of a youth-development grant in an effort to continue to contribute to the surrounding community.Community members are invited to rent beds in the new GROWL Fulton County Demonstration and Teaching Garden for their own gardening projects. Located at the Camp Fulton-Truitt office in College Park, Georgia, there are four plot sizes available for one-year rental periods for a non-refundable fee of $35 to $55 per year depending on size and type of bed. The assignment of beds is “first-come, first-served” basis and is subject to availability.  The garden was first constructed as part of Project GROWL, which was funded by a Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The project’s goals were to enable youth to acquire work-based life skills to equip them for a knowledge-based and creative economy; to expose youth to an accurate, deeper understanding of the food, fiber, agricultural and natural resource systems affecting their urban communities; and to empower youth to visualize themselves as contributing members of society and to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to influence other individuals, groups and organizations.When Project GROWL concluded in August 2019, UGA Extension sought a new way to keep the garden going, said Fulton County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Melissa Mattee.“We have been working to revitalize Camp Truitt, which is located along the road near the Atlanta airport. We had local people who drove past and saw the 4-H Garden Club and GROWL Club kids working in the garden,” Mattee said. “We got a number of calls from people who were interested in working in the garden themselves, thinking it was a community garden. It seemed like this was a natural way to keep the garden going, seeing that there was a need and interest in the community for a community garden. The kids love it and we wanted to keep it going and expand the reach by getting community buy-in.”South Fulton Master Gardener Shirley Shivers, who taught in Atlanta schools for 38 years before retiring in 2003, was tapped to serve as GROWL Garden coordinator. Fellow Master Gardener Robert Chappelle designed the garden, which was built to take advantage of the landscape and with water and soil sustainability in mind.“Before the grant ran out, we talked about the sustainability of the garden itself,” Shivers said. “With all of the money, time and energy that has been invested in the garden, Robert and I refused to let it go. The design concept is very good and we felt that school groups or other groups in the community could use the garden for teaching or community outreach.”While anyone can rent a garden bed, the program is seeking youth and senior citizen involvement in the garden. Currently, Shivers and Chappelle work with Fulton County 4-H agent Katherine Delp, who brings students from the Fulton Fresh 4-H Club to the garden to explore gardening, agriculture, nutrition, health, and cooking with hands-on activities and programs.“This is a teaching garden, and Master Gardeners are available to help show what they can grow in this area and be successful, whether that is an herb garden, a pollinator garden, row crops, fruit or vegetables. We have a garden classroom and we are reaching out to the community for the first time and trying to get people involved and teach them about what to grow, when to grow it and how to grow it,” Shivers said. “We do have a vision, not just for  the present, but thinking long term about the contribution this garden can have to the community and the classes and workshops we can offer.”Currently, Master Gardeners offer classes at the GROWL Garden on the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. and are on-site every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to answer questions and assist as needed.    To learn more or to reserve a garden bed, visit the Fulton County South Cooperative Extension office at 1757 Washington Road in East Point, Georgia, or call 404-762-4077. The garden is located at the Camp Fulton-Truitt office at 4300 Herschel Road, in College Park, Georgia.last_img read more

Maintain TCPA compliance the easy way

first_imgConsumers are given many options for how they wish to interact with your credit union – they can receive alerts via SMS, automated calls, email messages, the list continues to grow as we become a more connected society. The mobile channel has increasingly become the preferred method to contact customers, whether it’s for relaying account information or confirming a transaction.The challenge today is making sure that your credit union members’ mobile contact information is current and that the contact is in compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, better known as TCPA.Mobile numbers present a unique challenge for TCPA compliance in that many numbers are not new and oftentimes are recycled, making it critical for credit unions to have a solution in place to verify that ownership of mobile numbers hasn’t changed prior to contact.According to the Federal Communications Commission, consumer complaints related to unwanted calls are the largest category of complaints received by the commission. The FCC stipulates in the TCPA that express written consent is required for pre-recorded and auto-dialed calls and text messages sent to a mobile number – this includes accidental calls or calls made in good faith to an incorrect number.Today, TCPA violations regularly exceed $10 million industry-wide and fines can be as high as $1,500 per violation for contacting the wrong individual.While the mobile channel is growing, it’s critical for credit unions and their call centers to have a solution in place to verify mobile numbers and mitigate risk. By employing a solution that verifies mobile phone number information prior to contact by looking at real-time data from mobile network operators (MNOs), call center agents will be able to determine is the potential called number is ok to call, not ok or indeterminable and reduce unnecessary callsThe reality is that a number verification solution is a win/win for credit unions and called parties. Credit union call centers eliminate the time and expense of making calls or sending text messages to wrong parties and verifying numbers with real-time data reduces exposure to TCPA fines. 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Dancu John Dancu has served as President and CEO of IDology since 2005 and is recognized for his leading edge innovations in both the identity and fraud spaces. John has a … Web: https://www.idology.com Detailslast_img read more

Guardiola wants Messi to stay with Barcelona

first_imgCity have been linked with the Argentine striker every season since Guardiola arrived in England in 2016, but after spending his entire career with the Catalan club, the City manager repeated his oft-stated opinion that he thinks – and hopes – Messi will stay there until his retirement.”He will stay there, that’s my wish,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday.”I’m not going to talk about players for other clubs. I think he will finish his career there, that’s my wish.”Meanwhile, Guardiola says Raheem Sterling could be out for “weeks” after the City winger injured his left hamstring in the defeat at Tottenham last Sunday. Sterling will miss the Premier League game against West Ham this weekend and is in a race against time to be fit for when City resume their season after a two-week winter break.They face Leicester on February 22 before the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Real Madrid four days later.”It’s a hamstring and we will see. It takes weeks but we’ll see if he is fit to play against Leicester, Madrid and the rest of the games,” Guardiola said. “I don’t know. It’s a problem, but it’s a problem we had with (Ilkay) Gundogan a couple of seasons ago and (Aymeric) Laporte this season when he was out for four or five months. “It’s what it is. It’s a problem with this kind of (busy) season, particularly for the players.”Long-term casualty Leroy Sane, who has been out of action since rupturing knee ligaments in the Community Shield game against Liverpool is training again and could return after the winter break.”He’s started to train, he is still not there, he need to recover the tempo, rhythm, confidence,” Guardiola said.”It is not like an ankle or muscular injury. It still needs time. He needs more weeks of training. “What’s important is he’s recovered well. He’ll come back stronger than before but now he needs time.”Apart from Sterling, left back Oleksandr Zinchenko will miss the West Ham game on Sunday through suspension after his red card against Tottenham.France international Benjamin Mendy is in line for a recall to replace Zinchenko.Mendy has not played since the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on January 18.Topics : Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona rather than join him at Manchester City.Messi has a release clause in his contract this summer and reports in Spain and England have suggested he could trigger it after a rift with Barcelona’s sporting director Eric Abidal, who has accused the players of getting former manager Ernesto Valverde the sack.Guardiola was Barcelona manager from 2008 to 2012 and works alongside former Barca directors Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain at City, so it is little surprise the Premier League champions have been tipped as favourites to sign Messi if he decides to leave the Camp Nou.last_img read more

This Queenslander in Moorooka is a modern classic

first_img46 Mayfield Road, Moorooka“We wanted somewhere that felt like home, had a big yard and had a bit of character,” Mrs Forster said.“We found this place after a couple of weeks of looking. We walked in and fell in love with it.”The two-storey home, which sits on an elevated 607sq m block, remains true to its classic character with high ceilings, VJ walls and wooden floors. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaThis quaint Queenslander was just what Ashlee and Troy Forster were looking for when they bought it five years ago.The couple were in search of a bigger place to cater to their growing family when they found the classic home at 46 Mayfield Rd, Moorooka. With a baby on the way and two dogs, they decided it was time to upgrade from their townhouse at Annerley. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020It has three bedrooms and a bathroom on each level.The kitchen, the dining room, the living area and the sunroom are upstairs, as well as all three bedrooms. French doors open on to a large covered deck with views of the city. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaIt is also conveniently close to the city and within walking distance of shops, schools and public transport.center_img 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaMrs Forster said she was going to miss watching the sunset with a glass of wine from her favourite part of the home.“It was definitely the deck and the living area (because) it’s really open,” Mrs Forster said.She said the home was in a friendly neighbourhood with lots of parks nearby. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaDownstairs, there is a rumpus room that opens on to an undercover outdoor patio, as well as a second room with a kitchenette.An insulated shed at the back of the garden with a covered outdoor area offers a versatile space ideal for a teenage retreat, “man cave” or home office.last_img read more

Hampshire seeks managers for £660m multi-asset credit mandates

first_imgThe £6.6bn (€7.5bn) Hampshire Pension Fund is seeking three managers to run a new 10% allocation to multi-asset credit.The fund – part of the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) – is looking to invest primarily in high-yield fixed income and floating-rate corporate debt of North American and European companies, including loans and bonds, according to a tender notice. Managers could invest on an opportunistic basis in other debt instruments, such as debt and equity tranches of collateralised loan obligations, mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities, Hampshire said. This would be limited to 25% of the portfolio.Exposure to lower yielding investment grade credit will be a function of volatility management rather than for income generation, the pension fund said. The cathedral in Winchester, seat of Hampshire County CouncilThe local authority scheme said it would consider investing on either a segregated or pooled fund basis. Any pooled fund must have a minimum of monthly liquidity.Interested parties should manage at least £3bn in actively managed multi-asset credit mandates and, at a minimum, have a lead manager who has managed global multi-asset fixed income mandates for more than 10 years and have a track record of more than three years within the applying firm.Management fees including all other fees and expenses should be below 50 basis points a year.As at 31 March 2017 Hampshire had a 58% allocation to equities and a 27.5% allocation to fixed income. It is also invested in UK and European property (6.7%) and alternative investments (7.3%).The pension fund was valued at £6.6bn at the end of March this year.Hampshire is part of the ACCESS asset pool formed by 11 LGPS funds. In March the £41bn group appointed Link Fund Solutions to run its pooled assets. UBS was awarded a £11bn passive management mandate for ACCESS in October last year. All currency exposure is to be hedged back to sterling. Interest rate duration should be around two years.last_img read more

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Picks Humber’s Offshore Wind Brain

first_imgTeam Humber Marine Alliance and Aura Wind Energy have entered into a deal to develop an offshore wind strategy for the U.S. Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.The three parties signed a contract on 2 May said to be the result of work to develop relationships with the U.S. East Coast over the last three years.The strategy will follow a period of research and analysis, supply chain work and advice around cluster development and collaboration.It is expected that the relationship with Rhode Island will continue over the next few years, Aura Wind Energy said.“There has been huge interest in how we have overcome the challenges in developing a strong offshore wind sector in the Humber and to learn from us in building an offshore wind ‘ecosystem,” said Mark O’Reilly, Team Humber Marine Alliance CEO.“They are harnessing our expertise so that they can develop an effective strategy early in the development of the sector. The deal illustrates just how far the Humber has come.”According to RI Secretary of Commerce, Stefan Pryor, the partnership will help the U.S. state make the right strategic moves in building the local wind industry supply chain and growing the renewables sector in general.Rhode Island is home to the first and only operating commercial offshore wind farm in the US waters – the 30MW Block Island wind farm.last_img read more

Ighalo a good fit for Man Utd, says ex-Man City boss

first_img Loading… “I’ve watched them on a number of occasions and I always feel they lack that physicality at the top end of the pitch, just to relieve pressure. “When United won at City and were getting pressed hard, they needed an outlet to knock it up to a big man who could retain possession and resist challenges. “Without that physicality, sometimes you can’t get out.”On the other hand, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Ighalo will thrive at the club, having scored 16 goals in 55 Premier League games during his time at Watford.Advertisement Read Also: Ighalo could have Cantona impact at Man Utd, claims ex-EPL legend “Odion is an experienced player,” Solskjaer said. “He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us. “A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Man City boss and Manchester United striker Mark Hughes believes Odion Ighalo will offer the Red Devils something they are desperately lacking at the moment. “He’s the type that United need, whether or not that’s a long-term view Ole has in terms of where he wants to take the team,” he said. Promoted ContentTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And WhyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more