Warren Haynes Joins Little Feat & The Midnight Ramble Band In Jamaica [Watch]

first_img[H/T JamBase] Little Feat hosted a destination event this week, Ramble On The Island at the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The rock band closed out the four night event with the Midnight Ramble Band and a guest appearance from guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes. Haynes was in the area gearing up for the Gov’t Mule hosted Island Exodus, which starts today, so he took the time to get warmed up with friends nearby.Haynes sat in with Little Feat, Larry Campbell, and the Midnight Ramble Band horn section for a rendition of “Let It Roll”, before the rest of the MRB, including Teresa Williams and Amy Helm, joined in for a jammed-out version of “Dixie Chicken.” The 15th installment of Ramble On The Island saw three full performances from Little Feat, three from Midnight Ramble Band, and two from Jackson Browne and Greg Leisz.Thanks to Little Feat archivist Chris Cafiero, you can watch 4K video of Haynes’ appearances below:last_img read more

Inspiring women

first_imgSome of the faces are well known, others are familiar to only a few, but all of the pictures in the display inside Harvard Law School’s (HLS) Wasserstein Hall are of women lawyers, policymakers, and others from around the globe who have made a difference and inspired others to do the same.“Inspiring Change, Inspiring Us” is the name of the series both on display and in an online exhibit that honors International Women’s Day. The project is a joint effort by the Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS), the Harvard Women’s Law Association (WLA), and 17 other HLS student organizations that sponsored the portraits. The project also received support from the Harvard Law School Milbank Tweed Fund.“We came together and wanted something that would be different from an event, that would really change the atmosphere and reach people beyond those who would immediately be interested in coming to hear someone talk,” said HLS student and LIDS co-president Becky Wolozin, who helped to develop the exhibit.For the past several weeks, students, faculty, and staff submitted nominations in an online form, offering up names of women who had inspired them throughout their lives. “We got a range of people, from a person’s grandmother who’s a very influential judge in Texas, to, of course, HLS Dean Martha Minow,” said third-year HLS student and WLA intersectional committee chair Vivian Ban, another organizer of the show.The final 66 portraits include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran, founder of Saudi Arabia’s first all-female law firm; Hauwa Ibrahim, a Nigerian human-rights lawyer; and Barbara R. Arnwine, president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Other portraits are of academics, activists, public servants, lawyers, and businesswomen.“Sometimes I feel like it’s hard for us to see the world outside of the law school … we forget the kinds of things that really brought us here in the first place,” said Ban. “These portraits are a reminder of who inspired us to even be here, and the kinds of things that we can strive for in the future.”Before the show’s opening reception on Thursday, Dana H. Born, lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, posed in front of her portrait with her nominator, second-year HLS student Maria Parra-Orlandoni.Born recalled that when she was in grade school, women weren’t allowed to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy; today women serve in virtually every military occupation, including commanding fighter squadrons and naval combat vessels. She said her first thought upon being nominated was that although she appreciated the recognition, “It’s not about me, it’s about we.’”“To me, it’s an acknowledgement of the journey of accomplishment that we collectively have had, both past and present,” said Born. “Even more importantly, while talking to the next generation of women present at today’s exhibition I was inspired by their talent and commitment — and foresee even greater accomplishments by these future leaders as they continue the sacred obligation we each have to pay it forward.“For whatever small measure I may have added to this occasion,” she added, “I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the women (and men) trailblazers who provided me the inspiration, opportunity, and belief in myself to do my best, and the rest will take care of itself. No one understood this better, nor said it more eloquently, than Sir Isaac Newton when he uttered the immortal words: ‘If I have seen further than most, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.’”Parra-Orlandoni, who is co-president of the HLS Armed Forces Association, met Born last semester during a meeting at HKS. She praised the retired general for her leadership skills and called her “inspiring and wise.”“She helps guide me and inspire me to do great things, so I thought she would be an incredible nominee for this great project.”The HLS show runs through March 14.last_img read more

Hinesburg becoming solar capital of Vermont

first_imgSource. 12.21.2010. AllEarth Renewables, Inc. www.allearthrenewables.com(link is external)AllEarth Renewables, Inc. is a Vermont company that specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected wind and solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs. The Town of Hinesburg, Vermont and AllEarth Renewables, Inc. of Williston, Vermont have partnered to install 31 AllSun Trackers on Lagoon Road, south of the town’s wastewater treatment plant. Over the course of a year, the 141 kilowatt photovoltaic array is expected to produce 200,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electrical energy which will provide over 45 percent of the electricity used by town-owned meters.Hinesburg is quickly becoming the solar capital of Vermont.  According to the Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont, this project is the largest municipal solar installation in the state.  When combined with other solar electric projects installed by Hinesburg residents and businesses, Hinesburg leads Vermont towns with over 500 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic capacity which produces enough electricity for over 75 homes.‘The Hinesburg community has been very active improving energy efficiency and rolling out renewable energy installations from solar trackers to small-scale wind turbines to solar powered parking lights,’ said Alex Weinhagen, Hinesburg’s Director of Planning & Zoning.  ‘This solar tracker installation is another excellent example of how the Town of Hinesburg is moving forward the conversation and the actual implementation of Vermont’s emerging energy future.  Together with community members and our business partners, the Town is demonstrating that local and distributed renewable energy generation can and does work.’‘Hinesburg has taken an important step towards energy independence and is leading the way for other Vermont towns,’ said David Blittersdorf, President and CEO of AllEarth Renewables. ‘This project shows great foresight on the part of Hinesburg town government by finding an economical use for land that was otherwise not being utilized.’The AllSun Tracker is a complete grid-connected solar electric system which consists of photovoltaic panels mounted on poles installed in the ground.  The system uses a GPS (Global Positioning System) and a dual axis rotation to keep the solar panels at a perpendicular angle to the sun’s rays throughout the day.  This maximizes the amount of light reaching the panels, which in turn maximizes the amount of energy generated,  providing as much as 40% more electricity than fixed panel installations of the same size.  More than 340 AllSun Trackers have been installed in Vermont to-date, creating over one million watts of renewable power capacity.last_img read more

Tuesday is Election Day for 157 Special Taxing Districts on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tomorrow is Election Day for 157 of Long Island’s special taxing districts, which cover municipal services such as fire response and sanitation pickup.These districts don’t conform to neat geographic lines on the map but they do add up on the bottom line of Long Islanders’ property tax bills. Yet, sparse turnout is the norm—and Tuesday’s forecast of heavy rains doesn’t promise to reverse that apathetic trend.According to a recent phone-poll conducted by the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of Long Islanders contacted by the researchers said they had not voted in a special district election in the past year. But 76 percent of them said they would favor moving the elections to May when school budget votes take place—a decision for New York State lawmakers to render.In the meantime, to help motivate voters to participate in these little noticed but very impactful elections, the Long Island Index, a project of the nonprofit Rauch Foundation, has updated its interactive, online tool—first unveiled last year—to help people navigate through the maze of overlapping districts and find out which elections they’re eligible to vote in, because there are often more than one.“With such an extraordinary number of elections taking place on one day, it’s hard to know where to vote,” said Ann Golob, Director of the Long Island Index. “This online tool lets Long Islanders know in an instant, based on where they live, which elections they can vote in.”“Public participation in elections is crucial to democracy,” said Nancy Rauch Douzinas, president of the Rauch Foundation and publisher of the Index. “This new online tool makes it easier for voters to know how to participate.”These special districts provide basic services such as fire, police, sanitation, water, schools and libraries and they are managed by publicly elected commissioners who oversee the services and determine the taxes to pay for them. And they tend to overlap. According to the Long Island Index, there are 665 of them on the Island.The tool—available free of charge at http://mydistricts.longislandindexmaps.org—lets users in Nassau and Suffolk counties to enter their address and learn which special districts serve them, if their elections are on Dec. 9, as well as any information about polling locations and the hours that the polls are open.“It’s not that people don’t care—it’s that people don’t know,” said Laura Mallay, executive director of Residents for Efficient Special Districts (RESD), a citizens’ action group based in South Hempstead. “Special taxing districts have flown below the radar for years.”last_img read more

FASB extends CECL, what should you do now? Focus on data!

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While very few institutions return complete data in time, most can obtain the basic CECL data sets needed. Download this schedule of data elements summarized by the following categories: continue reading »center_img On October 16, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board approved the change in the adoption dates for several standards including CECL. This extension means more time for your credit union to gather important data. At ARCSys, we currently have clients loading data back to the year 2000, with most loading data back to 2008 or 2009. Clients are also sending their old optical files which we are converting to return data in time for the new adoption date.More data will allow you to have better control over your allowance, and reduce the volatility in your calculations. Spend this extra time getting your data; it’s that important!This data process has several key phases:ObtainLoadValidate, reconcile and report exceptionsModel Segment/Class risk structuresUnadjusted and adjusted dataForecast with External Q Factorslast_img read more

Creditors to Get Majority Control of Hanjin Heavy

first_imgLenders of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction, a financially-troubled mid-sized shipbuilder in South Korea, will obtain majority control of the company following the newly announced debt-to-equity-swap. Under the new transaction, Hanjin Heavy’s debt of KRW 687.41 billion (USD 608.3 million) will be transformed into new shares, the shipbuilder confirmed in a stock exchange filing.A group of creditors has agreed to accept Hanjin’s shares, according to state lender Korea Development Bank (KDB).As a result of the agreement, creditors will hold about 84 percent of Hanjin Heavy’s stock.What is more, lenders have selected Lee Byung-mo, a professor at Korean Inha University, to take over the management of the shipbuilder.The new agreement will encompass debts Hanjin Heavy owes to financial institutions in the Philippines. These debts are related to projects at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil), a Philippine-based shipbuilding brand of Hanjin Heavy.HHIC-Phil was negatively impacted by the weakness of the global shipbuilding industry and the financial troubles of its Korean parent. The shipyard had to deal with dwindling orders and resorted to massive workforce cuts, laying off over 7,000 people back in December 2018. It also filed for court receivership in January this year and had been on the search for a buyer.As World Maritime News reported earlier, investors such as companies from China as well as the Philippine Navy, are said to be interested in acquiring the yard.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

City of Greensburg announce Heavy Trash Day

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The City of Greensburg will have Heavy Trash Pick Up the week of August 12-16th. The City will not pick up electronics, tires, paint, or household hazardous waste. These items cannot be thrown away and must come to Tox-a-Way Day which will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 8-3 p.m. at Decatur County Fairgrounds.For Heavy trash related questions, please call the Greensburg City Street Department at 812.663.5634. Tox-a-Way related questions, please call 812.663.0960.last_img read more

Ripley County is now under level two travel watch

first_imgRipley County, IN—The Ripley County Commissioners have declared that Ripley County is under a level 2 orange travel advisory.  Under the advisory residents are still allowed to leave their homes for work, medical care, buying groceries, and other activities essential to the health and safety of people and pets.last_img

Arnold defends Glazers’ tenure

first_img MUST’s press release said not investing may be considered an “ownership crime” by fans, but “far worse than that they have actually extracted colossal sums from Manchester United”. However Arnold defended the owners when those comments were put to him on Wednesday. “The various mechanisms we use to listen (to supporters’ groups) are wide and broad,” he said. “They would have their view, I wouldn’t agree with it. I think a very long-term view has been taken. “We work very hard to do our best at being a very well-run club and a lot of work has gone into engagement and other activities. It stands on its own. “We listen to fans, be it on Facebook, Twitter, conducting surveys – we survey 80,000 fans in 60 countries around the world once a quarter to make sure we keep up to date on the opinions and how they’re done. “It’s very important that there are fans’ groups. Some have a high profile, some are unknown, but we’re listening to those. “The ultimate challenge for football club directors is balancing up those views.” Arnold believes United have an “excellent track record” of balancing positive and negative opinions for the betterment of the club. They have indeed enjoyed success on the pitch during the Glazers’ stewardship, winning five Barclays Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League – success Arnold told The Telegraph’s Business of Sport conference is no fluke. “In any organisation, if you have poor decision-making, a lack of vision and a short-termist approach – whether that is butchers, bakers, candlestick makers or a football club – it is not going to do very well,” he said. “Yesterday was the 10-year anniversary of our current owners and that long-term approach they’ve taken, the vision they’ve shown and the decisions they’ve made have borne out on and off the pitch and they’ve been strong.” In the short-term, things have not been so comfortable in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and the subsequent struggles of successor David Moyes. It meant this season was United’s first without European football since 1990, although a Champions League return looks all but assured after making progress under Louis van Gaal. “If you ask anybody at the club how important is it, whatever you call the competition, not being at the top table you can be in is a matter of pride,” Arnold added. “It’s where the players want to play, it’s where the fans want to see us. Not being there hurts, right? We all aspire and see it as a key achievement milestone for us. “Economically it is a different question. Again going back to taking a long-term vision and structuring your business to be profitable and the diversified income stream we have. “I think it has been a much smaller number than many people expected in terms of how it has affected our profitability and our ability to compete economically for the best players and that sort of thing on the pitch. “The fact we manage our finances to make sure that we have a long-term view, we are sustainable and solid, doesn’t take away from the fact not being in it was really painful. “Tuesday and Wednesday watching other teams compete broke my heart all this year. Touch wood, next year that will be different. You want to be in that top competition.” Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Americans’ takeover at Old Trafford, with their £790million leveraged buyout in 2005 causing uproar among the club’s fans. It sparked the creation of breakaway club FC United and the Manchester United Supporters Trust used the anniversary to launch a fresh attack on the family, accusing them of draining £1billion and wrecking the club’s chances of European domination. Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold has rejected accusations that the Glazer family’s ownership has harmed the club. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pardew: Next season a big one

first_img Press Association Alan Pardew insists Crystal Palace must embrace the belief they are now an established fixture in the Barclays Premier League. “It’s reassuring that we should think we’re an established Premier League club, I don’t feel that belief is a dangerous thing,” Pardew said. “The second year is the trickier one because we won’t have the adrenaline that accompanied the momentum we generated after that difficult start. “There will be some pitfalls and dark days, I’m sure, but the most important thing is that our squad should know the players we sign in the summer are not taking their place, they are coming to fight for their place.” Pardew believes the pressure on managers to avoid relegation next season will be greater than ever due to the Premier League’s £5.136billion broadcasting rights deal coming into effect for 2016-17. “It’s going to be a big year for the Premier League, the chairman know that. The TV deal is such that the pressure on us guys, who are always the focal point, will be huge,” he said. “It will be a really topsy-turvy season next year with managers coming and going. “This summer in the transfer window is important for all managers, including myself. “We’ve had some conversations, trying to get a feel for the market. It’s a difficult market. We need to find a little more quality in that final third.” Swansea were also able to celebrate their highest finish in the Premier League, starting the final day of the campaign assured of eighth regardless of the outcome at Selhurst Park. Manager Garry Monk has surpassed all expectations and hopes to agree new contract terms in the coming days, before embarking on what he believes will be a hectic summer. “You don’t get a holiday in this job, it’s all about preparation for next season – recruitment, pre-season, training and preparing the staff for the improvements we need to make,” Monk said. “It will be quite a short summer period, just five weeks. The league has lasted two weeks longer and starts a week earlier, so there are three weeks gone. “It’s a short turn around, but the players will be ready for next season.” Pardew inherited an Eagles team that was stranded in the relegation zone when he took over in January, yet masterminded their highest finish in the Premier League when Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Swansea lifted them to 10th. It has been a fairytale return to Selhurst Park for former midfielder Pardew, but the Palace boss knows that tougher times await in the club’s third successive season in the top flight. last_img read more