Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continued their third annual Fall Ball, returning to Brooklyn Bowl in New York City for the second of their six-night run across this weekend and the next. During their show on Friday, the Grateful Dead-inspired five-piece debuted a new cover—Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, a number off the iconic singer-songwriter’s 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited—during the second set, with bassist Dave Dreiwitz taking on the vocal duties for the song.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Pays Tribute To Tom Petty In NYC [Video]This was not the only Bob Dylan tune performed during the evening, as the band kicked off their Brooklyn Bowl show with a rendition of “Shelter From The Storm”, a song that the Dead and Dylan played together on July 24th, 1987 during their shared summer tour and that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead debuted back in April as the show-opener for their performance at Colorado’s 1st Bank Center. Following “Shelter From The Storm”, Almost Dead moved into a cover of The Rascals’ “Good Lovin’” before laying out renditions of the Grateful Dead’s “Touch Of Grey” and “Fire On The Mountain”. By way of an unfinished “Cassidy”, the group transitioned into “Cumberland Blues”, with the massive jam working in references to both “St. Stephen” and “China Cat Sunflower”. To close out their first set, the band closed with a wistful “He’s Gone.”“Good Lovin’” Returning from set break, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened with a reprise of “Cumberland Blues”, looking back to the number that helped close out the first set ahead of “He’s Gone.” Before dropping their debut cover of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, the group gave a rendition of “Alligator” the proper treatment, taking their time as they jammed into the unexpected Dylan tune. From there, the band laid out a crowd-pleasing rendition of “Casey Jones” before taking a quick pause and then starting back up with the instrumental “King Solomon’s Marbles”. The non-stop sequence of songs to close out the second set saw the group hit “The Eleven” coming out of “King Solomon’s Marbles”, using an extended jam before landing in “Easy Wind” to finish out set two. As an encore, the band returned with a rendition of “Promised Land” to fully close out night two of their annual Fall Ball.“Cumberland Blues Reprise” You can take a look at the full setlist from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Brooklyn Bowl performance last night, courtesy of Peter Costello, and stay tuned for more coverage of the band’s third annual Fall Ball in the coming days.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 10/6/2017 Set One: Shelter From The Storm, Jam -> Good Lovin’ -> Touch Of Grey -> Fire On The Mountain -> Cassidy @ -> Cumberland Blues # -> He’s GoneSet Two: Cumberland Blues Reprise -> Alligator -> Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues $ (DD) > Casey Jones, King Solomon’s Marbles -> The Eleven -> Jam -> Easy Wind %Encore: Promised [email protected] – With St. Stephen & China Cat Sunflower Teases, Unfinished# – With a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB)$ – Bob Dylan Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, with “Like A Rolling Stone” And/Or ”Positively 4th Street” (Bob Dylan) Teases (MB)% – Opened with the final chorus sung first.[Photo: Scott Harris]
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw’s new contract with the Dodgers will pay him $93 million over the next three years, potentially millions more in bonuses.But the contract provides Kershaw something else very valuable to him.“It gives me a chance to prove a lot of people wrong,” he said after opting out of his contract with the Dodgers and immediately agreeing to a new three-year, $93 million deal.“I think this year especially – and maybe rightfully so – but there’s been a lot of people saying I’m in decline or won’t be as good as I was. I’m looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Kershaw’s status and legacy as a Dodger made him more valuable to the team than any other 30-year-old pitcher with his current resumé. And the Dodgers offered Kershaw a better opportunity to pursue his No. 1 goal than any team that might lure him on the free-agent market.“Honestly, I wanted to stay here,” he said. “Financial everything aside, it was just more valuable to me to stay here. I’m glad we got that done. I talked a lot with Ellen (his wife). My kiddos love it here. Ellen loves it here. I love it here. I love the team here. There’s not many opportunities that meet all the criteria that Ellen and I would be looking for.”No. 1 on that list of criteria, Kershaw said, was “the chance to win every year” that few teams could match.“Winning is still the most important thing for me,” he said. “That hasn’t changed. It won’t change.” It is a trend Kershaw says he is committed to reversing.“I plan on getting back to that level I was at,” he said. “If that means the velocity comes back – I’m not counting that out. It very well could. I have some ideas on what I can do to improve on that because there are a lot of guys older than me, a lot of guys with more innings than me in the big leagues that are still maintaining their velocity. There’s some things definitely for me to look into that. There’s some things that I can definitely work on in the offseason.”Kershaw (who will turn 31 before next season starts) cited 35-year-old Justin Verlander and 34-year-olds Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels as pitchers who have maintained their velocity and elite stuff into their mid-30s.“But at the end of the day, it’s about getting people out and being on the field,” Kershaw said. “So first and foremost – no more DL time. I’m really going to set my sites on that and then from there hopefully the getting-people-out thing will take care of itself.”In the end, renewing vows in the Kershaw-Dodgers marriage also took care of itself.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire He will remain among the most well-compensated pitchers in baseball while trying.Kershaw’s new deal replaces the final two years of his previous contract and adds a third year. According to The Associated Press, it includes a $23 million signing bonus payable in installments over the next three years and salaries of $23.3 million for 2019, 2020 and 2021. There are also $1 million bonuses for making 24 starts, 26 starts, 28 starts and 30 starts. He will get a $1.5 million bonus if he adds to his total of three Cy Young Awards, $500,000 for second- or third-place finishes (something he has done an additional three times).But Kershaw has not made 28 starts since 2015 and he has averaged just 25 starts per year over the past three seasons since a back injury seemed to usher in a new chapter to his career.His fastball velocity has diminished each of the past three years to a disturbing average of 90.9 mph this year. He has spent time on the DL with back problems each of the past three seasons, limiting his innings to an average of 162 (after topping 200 innings in five of his previous six seasons).Kershaw’s ERA (2.73) and WHIP (1.04) this season were still among the best in the National League. But they are his highest since 2010 while his strikeout rate (8.6 per nine innings) was the lowest since his rookie year.
By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures SportfishingGreat weather for fishing now that its fall, it’s time to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy. Good luck to all the participants. The first derby of the fall is coming up. This will give us a good idea about how the fishing should be this season. Looking forward to seeing some familiar boats and faces. Upcoming Derby events:Woodbury Thanksgiving Derby: October 11-13 Nelson City Police Derby/fundraiser: October 18-19 Kaslo Rainbow Derby: Novembger 7-9 However, we have been catching a lot of fish on our trips. A nice surprise for this time of year. Mostly smaller fish right now, but still seem to get the odd big one every day or two. With the nice September weather we have experienced, I have had the chance to keep fishing the river also. And as expected, the walleye have been pretty cooperative, as well as some good fly fishing still. This fishery should continue through October. Looking forward to some more nice days on the river. What are they biting on?? Well, the fish proved me wrong. Day one, the boys landed 10 fish up to 10 lbs. And then on day two they landed nine fish up to 13 pounds. Very rare for such warm water. And as a bonus, they got to jump into the lake to cool off at the end of the day. After explaining to them that this is our slower time of year for fishing and not to have high expectations, we jumped in the boat and headed out. A nice mix of fly fishing and spin casting to break up the day. Stay tuned for the results………………………………. Columbia River Most walleye have averaged around 16 inches, or a couple pounds. Just right for the frying pan. And the rainbows have been between 15 – 22 inches. Great fight on a five-weight fly rod. Kootenay Lake We’ve been back now for a few weeks and have done quite a few trips on Kootenay already. Usually September is a slower month for fishing as we are waiting for the water temperatures to drop. So, now they are hooked and I think I’ll have a hard time convincing them to come at a different time of year. Funny how it works. That’s fishing…….. My last group from Philly and Chicago had decided to come out with us near the end of September. And when they were booking with us, I mentioned that they might want to wait until later in October when the fishing really gets good. But, their schedules dictated when they could come, so they decided to try September and take a chance. We’ve also been catching a lot of Rainbows on our favorite bucktail flies. Again, lots of small ones with the odd big one mixed in. Favorite colors have been grey/wht, brown/white, and different variations of the black/white. Lucky numbers coinciding with those colors are: 210, 215, 221, 226, 228. With the warmer temperatures of the lake, most of our fish have been caught on the downriggers. Depths from 50 – 120 feet have been producing both Rainbows and Bull Trout. Lyman plugs have been the ticket on most days. Lucky numbers 14, 16, 69, 98, and 102 have been my favorite. While not every day has been like that, we have still been catching fish daily. Still looking forward to the next few months as the water cools and the fish become more aggressive. Here’s hoping for a great fall/winter fishery. As the water cools and the fish become more aggressive, we should hopefully establish a few common patterns. Looking forward to the rest of the fall. Tight lines………………………….. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing www.reeladventuresfishing.com
Members of the private sector will soon be able to benefit from the training provided by the Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT).Students in a classroom in the Centre for Excellence in Information TechnologyThis was disclosed by Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes during an interview with the Department of Public Information.According to the Minister, currently, only members of the public sector benefit from the programmes offered by the CEIT. These include JAVA Programming, Data Communication & Networking, and Advanced Web Technologies among several others.“I am happy to say that we are now in discussion with the Indian Government and we are going to make the facility and the training opportunities also open to those persons in the private sector”.Highlighting the importance of the facility, Minister Hughes said “we are working to incorporate the use of technology more into the way we conduct business in Guyana; the way the Government operates. Therefore, the Centre of Excellence is key to ensuring that we can train people”.The CEIT is a centre of academic engagement and excellence and the Government’s leading provider of research-informed ICT education and projects for the public sector. The facility is just one of the many efforts by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications aimed at promoting the use of technology in Guyana.
4 April 2008Finance Minister Trevor Manuel praised the growing strength of the partnership between the South African Revenue Service (Sars), businesses, and individual taxpayers, following the announcement of the state’s preliminary revenue results.“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sars collected a preliminary R571.8-billion during the fiscal year 2007/08,” he said this week, speaking via satellite linkup from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“I am extremely appreciative of the tremendous cooperation by many businesses, larger corporations and smaller enterprises, and individuals.”Manuel was in Ethiopia attending the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.The preliminary result, he said, was R0.8-billion above the revised budget estimate made in February 2008, and R15.2-billion above February last years estimate of R556.6-billion.Taking into account additional departmental revenue of R1.4-billion and deducting transfers to South African Customs Union partners, the preliminary main budget revenue estimate is R560.1-billion.“Our preliminary estimate of national expenditure is R541.6-billion, bringing the main budget surplus to R18.5-billion or 0.9% of gross domestic product (GDP), which is 0.1% higher than the February 2008 estimate,” he said.Manuel said the results confirmed the continuing expansion of South Africa’s economy and growing strength of the partnership between Sars and taxpayers.The revised corporate income tax (CIT) target of R142.6-billion was exceeded by R448-million, with all sectors posting a positive tax growth.This was led by manufacturing, with 22% year-on-year growth, followed by mining with 12%, financial services with 11%, and the wholesale and retail sector with 10%, banks with 8% and the insurance industry with 7%.Personal income tax (PIT) was marginally higher despite higher interest rates and rising fuel food and fuel costs as a result of considerably higher wage settlements, singling out the public sector wage settlement in particular.“The growth in employee compensation from 10.6% in 2006 to 11.7% in 2007 and the increase in the number of jobs resulted in the strong growth of PIT,” said Manuel.Despite a slowdown in household spending the revised Value Added Tax (VAT) target of R147-billion was also exceeded by R2.6-billion, being benefited by inflation and a change in consumers’ spending patterns.“Our preliminary figures indicate that there has been a shift in the composition of VAT receipts,” Manuel said. “In the year under review, import VAT, including tax on equipment and producer goods contributed R1.1-billion more to VAT collection whereas domestic VAT contributed R2.7-billion less than estimated.”Source: BuaNews
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It looks like a cross between a classic roadside diner and an Airstream travel trailer, but in its day the Michigan Solar House Project was nothing if not cutting edge.MiSo, as it’s called, was created by students at the University of Michigan and one of 18 entries in the 2005 Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Like other entries in the biennial contest, the house was the result of intense effort by student designers and their faculty advisers, to say nothing of generous corporate donors.Now, 12 years later, MiSo is for the first time about to become someone’s home. A Michigan couple who first saw the building at a 700-acre botanical garden not far from the University of Michigan campus entered the winning bid in an auction for the building last fall. Preparations are currently underway to move the house 170 miles to Evart, Michigan, where it will be ready for move-in by spring.MiSo will, according to records kept by the Department of Energy, be the fourth member of the Class of 2005 to become a private residence. Many others have been moved to public spaces like college campuses where they are open for public tours or used for ongoing research. RELATED ARTICLES A house intended for mass productionMiSo didn’t win any awards in the 2005 competition —the University of Colorado was the overall winner that year — but its features put it far ahead of any production housing of the day, and still make it an unusually energy efficient building.Students from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning wanted a design that could be mass-produced with less waste than conventionally built housing, and serve as a prototype for a more energy-conscious way of living, according to a summary of the project. John Beeson, a student and the project manager, said that the team wanted to produce a house where people would actually want to live — not turn off potential homeowners with a design that perhaps seemed like a “neat idea” but ultimately wasn’t livable.The house followed “monocoque” design principles, similar to those for cars and airplanes, in which the external skin of the building supports the weight of the structure. Students chose aluminum for the outside of the building because it lasts a long time and can be recycled.There were a variety of innovative features: enough windows to heat the house passively, photovoltaic panels on the roof, solar thermal panels connected to a radiant-floor distribution system, and an energy-recovery ventilator. It also included what designers called a “solar chimney,” an internal channel between the roof and walls with south-facing glass panels at the base. In the winter, warm air heated by the sun could be directed into the house for heat; in summer, the hot air was vented to the outside, helping to keep the building cool.Batteries in the floor of the house stored excess energy from the solar panels, and the base of each of MiSo’s five modular sections was a trailer to make the building easy to move. In this case, the 660-square-foot solar-powered house will give Lisa and Matt Gunneson their start at what Lisa calls a “simple, self-sufficient kind of life.” Solar Decathlon: The Search for the Best Carbon-Neutral HouseTeam Austria Wins 2013 Solar DecathlonPraise for the Czech Team’s Solar Decathlon EntryUniversity of Maryland Wins the Solar DecathlonVirginia Tech’s Lumenhaus Wins at Solar Decathlon Europe After the competitionThe Solar Decathlon that year was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. After the event was over, MiSo went back to Michigan, where it spent the next two years in storage at the Willow Run airport in Ypsilanti. It was saved from indefinite incarceration by Harry Giles, a professor of architecture at the university, who won a grant from the National Science Foundation to study energy-efficient modular housing prototypes, according to the Department of Energy.University of Michigan architecture professor Harry Giles (left) in front of the 2005 MiSo house with new owners Lisa and Matt Gunneson.[Photo: Meadowlark Design + Build]Giles used some of the grant to move the house to a spot at the university-managed Matthaei Botanical Gardens a few blocks from the Ann Arbor campus. The location, DOE said, was handy to both university researchers and the general public and Giles used the building to teach another generation of students.That’s where the Gunnesons first saw the house. “We have an emotional connection to the MiSo as Matt and I had our first date at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and were married there in 2015,” Lisa told an interviewer. “When we heard the solar home was up for auction, we put in a bid.”By then, there had been some changes to the original structure. Flooring had been replaced with tile because of water damage. A rain garden, porous paving stones and gardens had been added to better blend the house with its surroundings. But from the outside the building looked essentially the same. By last year, the botanical garden had decided it was time to put the building up for auction.Giles contacted Doug Selby, the CEO of Meadowlark Design + Build in Ann Arbor, to ask whether he’d be interested in helping the new owners move and refurbish the house. Two designers at Meadowlark — Melissa Kennedy and Jennifer Hinesman — had worked on MiSo in 2005 as students, so there was a lot of internal enthusiasm for getting involved in a project that probably wasn’t going to add much to Meadowlark’s bottom line.“It was quite obvious to us,” Selby said by telephone. “Who the heck is going to do this otherwise?”Inside, the building had suffered some water leaks over the years, so there’s some mold to contend with. In addition, the interior cladding, which appears to be pressed wood panels, should be removed and probably replaced. Insulation needs an upgrade. Its current problems appear to stem from the way in which the five modular sections were re-assembled after the house was returned from Washington.“When they put it back together the first time, they just caulked it, and caulk doesn’t last forever,” Selby said. In all, Selby expects the move and repairs will cost $30,000 to $40,000 on top of the $12,500 the couple paid for MiSo.The building comes with 32 solar panels with a rated capacity of about 6 kilowatts. Selby said at the time MiSo was built, these standard panels, each with a rated capacity of 190 watts, came at a cost of $10 per watt. Now, he said, 280-watt panels are available for about $3 a watt — that’s how far solar technology has come. Buildings with many usesDecathlon entries find a variety of second lives once the competition ends, and program managers keep detailed records of where the buildings end up. In part, that’s to give new Solar Decathlon teams good background information on what’s come before them, said program manager Linda Silverman.The Solar Decathlon dates to 2002, with biennial competitions beginning in 2005, with similar competitions springing up in Europe, China, Africa, and Latin America. Since its inception, some 130 teams here have participated, so there are plenty of second lives for the program to keep track of.According to Silverman, Decathlon entries often become housing for faculty and students or learning labs about energy-efficient building on college campuses. One now houses a park ranger at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve near Stanford University. Another serves as transitional housing for military veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury; an entry from an Austrian team was designed to float on that country’s Blue Lagoon. Missouri Science and Technology, a frequent participant in the competition, has assembled its entries into a solar village where students and faculty can live.“This is a big endeavor by the schools,” Silverman said. “They tend to have ideas about where they want the houses to go afterwards. But where they end up after the competition, or within a year or two of the competition, could be different in five years.”Student teams not only have to design and build the houses, but figure out how to get them to the competition site, dismantle them after the competition is over, and get them back to campus.The cost of a project for a U.S. team can range from $300,000 to $1.5 million, she said, with the money coming from corporate sponsors as well as the universities themselves.“I think it’s the most unique experience you could possibly have because it’s so intense,” she said. It’s such a real world type of experience, and the students are just so committed.”The 2017 Solar Decathlon takes place on October 5 through 15 in Denver. Thirteen teams — two of them representing overseas universities — will compete. For the first time, each team that successfully builds a house will get at least $100,000 for their efforts; top finishers will get “significantly more.”
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The Bacolod native said atoning for his costly turnover in the first duel was the least of his concerns.“I wasn’t thinking of making up for that (mistake). I just want to play my game and be aggressive,” he said after winging up with six points, three rebounds, and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach told me to calm down. Eventually, I did,” he said. “Coach called for a play, didn’t see anyone open because they were denying, and I saw the lane and took what the defense gave me.”It also helps that Ayo continues to trust Montalbo and that faith allows the fourth-year guard to play his usual game. “To have a coach like that really means a lot for the confidence level of one player. If you’re open, you can take the shot. If you’re free take it. Whoever deserves to be on the court will play. Even if I’m on the bench or on the court, I’ll do my best,” he said.La Salle heads to the Final Four with a twice-to-beat advantage against No. 4 Adamson and Montalbo said the team is right where it wants to be.“We’re really confident. Hopefully, we’ll peak on time. It ain’t over until it’s over and we won’t stop until we get that crown,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No sweep: La Salle takes down top seed Ateneo Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kib Montalbo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast time La Salle and Ateneo met, Kib Montalbo lost the ball on the inbounds play which led to the Blue Eagles taking a 76-75 victory in the first round.On Sunday, Montalbo was the hero after drilling the go-ahead floater with 40.3 seconds left in the Green Archers’ 79-76 win abd deal the Blue Eagles their first defeat of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion
This is the question recently posed* by Slate’s Seth Stevenson in reference to the case of Karen Klein, the bullied bus monitor in upstate New York. Students called her horrible names and brought her to tears. When video of her torment was posted online, a groundswell of appalled people donated more than $700,000 to a spontaneous campaign on IndieGoGo. (Klein accepted the money, retired and put $100,000 of the sum toward an anti-bullying cause she created.)As Stevenson notes, campaigns to help suffering individuals crop up online everyday – including for people in life and death situations – but they rarely spark the scale of reaction to Karen Klein. What was it about this particular situation that prompted a response from 32,000 donors?Stevenson asked Stephen Reicher, a psychology professor at Scotland’s University of St Andrews, and Reicher cited the following factors – which should be familiar to those of us who enjoy reading about behavioral economics!1. A tangible cause: As Reicher told Stevenson, “To say lots of people are suffering is an abstract concept. To see this one woman suffering, and be able to help her, is more concrete.” This is the identifiable victim or singularity effect I’ve often cited on this blog.2. Archetypal elements: Reicher talked about how the video causes us to flash back to our own childhoods on the school bus, which is powerful. It also inverts roles – the children are bullying the adult, which seemed to evoke strong emotions. This reminds me of the Story Wars idea — that basic universal themes unite audiences around causes.3. Online dynamics: The network effects of the Internet encourage piling on – and can guide our actions. We see this in fundraising all the time – collective action begets more collective action. We join the crowd.Bottom line? What we know works, worked in a big way because of Karen Klein’s story. Remember that, above all, is always the root of every movement. There is someone who stood for something – or meant something to us – and everything grows from that.*Hat tip to Clam Lorenz for sending me this article!