String Cheese Incident Side Project EOTO Hits Brooklyn Bowl Next Month

first_imgFull EOTO Tour Schedule:Enter To Win Tickets:[cover photo courtesy of Brian Spady – Spady Photography] SCI’s Michael Travis and Jason Hann are bringing their improv-based dubstep project to Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, September 14th (purchase tickets here). The group is ready to hit the road for a run of dates and will bring their live and improvised set to the Williamsburg venue along with Oakland, CA-based duo Dimond Saints.Their off-the-cuff style, combining live production and instrumentation, with roots in house, dubstep and electro, has given both Travis and Hann the ability to explore their clear love of dance music in an open forum. EOTO brings a fresh show to the stage each and every night this is not to be missed.Purchase tickets here, or scroll down to enter to win a pair.last_img read more

Softball splits with Princeton, Cornell

first_img 2Emily Gusse ’15 fires to first to complete a double play after forcing out the runner at second. Gusse was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for the game. 7Haley Davis ’16 (from left), Zoe Galindo ’16, and Stephanie Regan ’13 are in high spirits as they break from a team huddle before the second game of their doubleheader. 9Alyssa Siegmann ’16 takes a cut at a ball that went foul during the first game of the doubleheader. 10Stephanie Regan ’13 (left) and Haley Davis ’16 run in from the outfield at the end of the inning. 4Stephanie Regan ’13 slides safely beneath the tag at second base. Regan was 3-for-6 with four runs for the day. 8Stephanie Regan ’13 rounds third base on her way to scoring from second on a teammate’s hit. Regan scored four times for the day. 3Kasey Lange ’14 connects. Lange had two hits and knocked in three RBIs. 5Jessica Ferri ’15 lays down a bunt that ended up going foul. After dropping the first game of their doubleheader with Princeton, 4-1, on April 5, the Crimson came back to win the second, 11-3. Katherine Lantz ’15 and Kasey Lange ’14 both had three runs batted in, while Stephanie Regan ’13, Shelbi Olson ’14, and Emily Gusse ’15 all had strong performances at the plate. Jamie Halula ’16 pitched for the win.The next day Harvard split another doubleheader with Cornell. The Crimson lost the first game, 10-7, but roared back to take the second, 11-2, on a walk-off grand slam by Haley Davis ’16. Harvard now stands at 4-4 in the Ivy. The Crimson edged BU in a non-conference game Tuesday, 2-1. They close out the week with back-to-back doubleheaders in a four-game set against Yale this Friday and Saturday.To read the full story. For more information on women’s softball. 6Second baseman Katie Lantz ’15 (right) catches a fly ball as right fielder Shelbi Olson ’14 looks on. Lantz later hit a walk-off single that clinched the win for the Crimson. 1Pitcher Jamie Halula ’16 winds up. Halula pitched all five innings of a run-rule shortened game and came away the winner as the Crimson defeated Princeton, 11-3, in the second game of a doubleheader.last_img read more

Top Holiday Dell Deals for Gen Z

first_imgXPS 13 Laptop: I was fortunate enough to attend SXSW in Austin, TX a few months ago, and my jaw dropped when I saw the debut of the XPS 13. With up to 19.5 hours of battery life and one of the thinnest & lightest computers on the market, the XPS 13 is the computer you’ll get the most from.  People like me who are hunting for jobs, collaborating on group projects, or spending too much time on social media will appreciate the endurance and durability of the XPS 13.Alienware Aurora Desktop: While I wouldn’t consider myself to be a “gamer,” you can bet on Gen Z’s being more invested into the gaming market than any generation ever to walk this planet. The eSports world is on track to grow by almost 50% and reach $1.65 billion in market value by 2021 (https://www.statista.com/statistics/490522/global-esports-market-revenue/), and open-sourced “battle royale” games like Fortnite are taking the demographic by storm.  And with capabilities for virtual reality (VR), who wouldn’t want to explore a bit?!  Not to mention, the Aurora’s price will be slashed by $490 on Black Friday!Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker: I’ve had great experiences with UE products, but in my opinion, you can’t come close to the innovation in sound systems that UE BOOM 2 has given us. It has 360-degree sound, waterproof, and it’s got an app (check, check, check…or “boom,” if you will).  Have a friend (or, actually, up to 150 friends) with UE speakers?  Connect each speaker to each other over Bluetooth, spread them out over the room, and you’ve got yourself the most full-sounding party you could ask for.  We’ve heard time and time again (Gen Z’s, especially) that we live in a “connected” world, and there’s no better example of that than the UE BOOM 2.When buying a gift for your Gen Z friend (or your Gen Z self), keep in mind that our generation appreciates every opportunity to “keep up” with the best technology on the market.Check out a complete list of Dell Technologies’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals here. As a member of Generation Z, I know that having access to the newest and most cutting-edge technology on the market is going to put me ahead.  I’m certainly part of the 80% of my demographic who want to work with the best tech products on the market.This Friday, millions of Gen Z’s will head to the Web to find the tech products that are going to help put us ahead – and to take advantage of the fantastic deals while doing so.  As a self-proclaimed tech nerd, I’ll definitely be part of this group – I’m always hunting for a tech product that I’m not only going to get a ton of use from, but that will help me understand what the world might be like once Gen Z’s are in established roles in the workplace.That being said, here are my top 3 picks for my Gen Z counterparts from Dell’s 2018 Black Friday deals.last_img read more

Dublin, South Bend buzz with pregame spirit

first_imgDUBLIN – While Fighting Irish fans may be looking forward to the kickoff of the Notre Dame’s football season Saturday in the Irish capital, the Emerald Isle Classic is more than just a game – it is a display of the University on an international stage. John Heisler, senior associate athletic director, said Saturday’s game – and the events surrounding it – is a celebration of Notre Dame for a new set of viewers. “Overall, it’s a great opportunity to showcase the entire University to a new audience,” he said. “[If you] see the list of events we released … you can see there’s much more involved than just a football game.” Indeed, with a pep rally at the O2 Arena, tailgate in the Temple Bar District, Mass at Dublin Castle and numerous other affiliated events, Dublin is seemingly an extension of the University, if only for this weekend. University Spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement to The Observer the football team has always been an important part of celebrating Notre Dame’s mission. “Our football program provides numerous positives to the University, including the overall high quality athletic entertainment, an esprit de corps on campus, and millions of dollars in revenue that support our academic mission, and in particular financial aid,” he stated. “One other positive is the ability to use football as a way to introduce people to other aspects of Notre Dame.” Brown stated Notre Dame’s recent pattern of “home-away-from-home” games is not merely about hosting athletic events around the country, but a series of opportunities to expose important components of the University nationwide. While this Saturday’s game may technically be a Navy home game, Brown stated the Emerald Isle Classic is part of that trend – only now, the exposure is international. “We are sponsoring educational, intellectual, faith and cultural events throughout the city as a means to share these important aspects of Notre Dame,” Brown stated. “It’s especially significant that this is in an international setting. “Expanding Notre Dame’s presence globally is one of [University president] Fr. Jenkins’ highest priorities, and this week’s activities are one very important component of that ongoing effort.” This custom of travel and exposure is an inherent characteristic of the football team, Brown stated. “Taking our team across the country, and now even around the world, is a long tradition at Notre Dame,” he stated. “In fact, before we were the Fighting Irish, one of our nicknames was the Ramblers, because we traveled anywhere and everywhere. That’s one reason why Notre Dame became so well known.” Playing Navy is also a program tradition. Saturday’s game marks the 86th installment of the Notre Dame-Navy series, the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football. While squaring off in Ireland won’t be new to the teams – the two programs played a game in Dublin in 1996 – this game further displays the respect between the Midshipmen and the Fighting Irish. Navy agreed to play one of its “home” games in a ten-game series with the Irish in Dublin, Heisler said. This also allowed the Naval Academy the opportunity to spread its message in Ireland like Notre Dame is, Navy associate athletic director Scott Strasemeier said. “It was a request from Notre Dame and one we honored due to our longtime relationship,” he said. “It also made sense as the Navy brand is international in scope and gives us a chance to tell our story on an international stage.” The event was no small feat for Navy to organize – it took three to four years to plan, and 1,000 midshipmen made the trip across the Atlantic for Saturday’s game. Heisler said the football program at Notre Dame has also been preparing for the logistics of Saturday’s event for several years. One of the biggest concerns for the team, he said, is “the seven-hour flight and five-hour time difference and the potential for those to affect our players this weekend and potentially in the weeks to come.” This marks the third international game for the Irish – there was a 1979 game against the University of Miami in Japan and the previous game in Ireland. According to Heisler, fans may be traveling back to Asia soon to cheer on the Irish, as there have been discussions to play the Stanford in Beijing.last_img read more

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert & More Set for Signature Theatre’s Big Love

first_img Additional cast members include Emmanuel Brown (Kung Fu) as Oed, Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) as Bella, Ellen Harvey (The Phantom of the Opera) as Eleanor, Ryan-James Hatanaka (King Lear) as Constantine, Christopher Innvar (The Snow Geese) as Piero, Preston Sadleir (Top Five) as Giuliano, Stacey Sargeant (Our Lady of Kibeho) as Thyona, Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy and Bess) as Leo and Libby Winters (American Idiot) as Olympia. Related Shows In Big Love, fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa. Mayhem ensues, complete with flight suit-clad grooms, women throwing themselves to the ground and occasional pop songs. The cast is now set for Signature Theatre’s production of Big Love, a modern adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Danaids written by Charles Mee. Tina Landau will direct a company that includes Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Murder Ballad) as Lydia and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Mothers and Sons, Big Fish) as Nikos. Performances will begin on February 3 at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, where it will run through March 15. Opening night is set for February 23. View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2015 Big Love The production will feature scenic design by Brett Banakis, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, sound design by Kevin O’Donnell and projection design by Austin Switser.last_img read more

MidAmerican Plans for 100% Wind by 2021

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Des Moines Register:MidAmerican Energy said Wednesday it plans to invest $922 million in added wind-power capacity, equaling as much renewable energy as its customers use.“If the project is approved, it will allow our customers to get 100 percent of their annual energy use from a clean, renewable and cost-effective source,” said Adam Wright, MidAmerican’s CEO. “This is, no doubt, historic.”MidAmerican said it will be the first investor-owned electric utility nationally to meet the goal, which the Des Moines utility announced in 2016.The latest wind investment, expected to be completed in late 2020, would enable the company to freeze consumer rates, possibly up to 15 years, MidAmerican said. “With wind, we don’t need to buy fuel to make the energy,” Wright said. “This is a big reason why MidAmerican Energy’s rates are 37 percent below the national average.”MidAmerican needs the Iowa Utilities Board approval before it can move forward with the project. MidAmerican’s newest project would add 591 megawatts of wind generation. With nearly 2,200 turbines, the company’s wind generation capacity is 4,400 megawatts. It has 27 wind farms across Iowa. With its newest project, MidAmerican will have invested about $12.3 billion in wind generation in Iowa since 2004.More: MidAmerican Will be First to Create Enough Wind Energy to Cover 100% of Consumer Use MidAmerican Plans for 100% Wind by 2021last_img read more

Japanese firms abandon plans for 2GW coal plant near Tokyo

first_imgJapanese firms abandon plans for 2GW coal plant near Tokyo FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan, Kyushu Electric Power and Tokyo Gas said on Thursday they have given up their plan to build a 2 gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power station in Chiba, near Tokyo, as it would not be economically feasible.The move follows a similar decision by Chugoku Electric Power and JFE Steel, a unit of JFE Holdings last month, and comes amid growing pressure in most of the world for companies to divest coal assets due to environmental concerns.Burning coal to generate power produces large quantities of carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. An international agreement reached in Paris in 2015 committed signatories to cutting fossil fuel use.Kyushu Electric and Tokyo Gas said instead they will consider building a gas-fired power plant, using liquefied natural gas (LNG), at the same site owned by Idemitsu.Amid growing pressure, Japan’s trading house Marubeni Corp said last year that it would no longer start new coal-fired power plant projects and would halve its net coal power generating capacity of about 3 GW by 2030 to help cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle global climate change.More: Japan’s Idemitsu, Kyushu Elec, Tokyo Gas scrap coal-fired power plant planlast_img read more

Maduro Authorizes Mining in Rivers, Plunders Orinoco Gold

first_imgBy Ricardo Guanipa D’Erizans/Diálogo June 04, 2020 The Nicolás Maduro regime has lifted the prohibition on river mining, authorizing gold and diamond exploitation in six rivers in the country’s south. The April 8 decree declared the Aro, Caroní, Caura, Cuchivero, Cuyuní, and Yuruari rivers (vital riverine areas in the Amazon) suitable for mining, incorporating them with the Orinoco Mining Arc project — an area that covers 12 percent of the Venezuelan territory and comprises Bolívar and Amazonas states.In mid-April, the Venezuelan National Assembly led by Juan Guaidó condemned and rejected this decree, which, according to legislators, could worsen environmental conditions, increase persecution of indigenous communities, and is also a constitutional violation.River mining was already carried out illegally in Venezuela, so critics said that the decree was created only for Maduro to continue to plunder the nation’s wealth and finance narcotrafficking.“Maduro is just formalizing illegal mining activities in Venezuelan rivers,” Liborio Guarulla, former governor of Amazonas state on the border with Colombia, told Diálogo. “We’ve been denouncing the same activities for four years […]. In Amazonas state, Colombian guerrillas and Venezuelan irregular groups carry out illegal mining, working in some way with the protection of the Venezuelan government.”During a parliamentary session on April 21, representative Américo De Grazia called the decree a “legal monstrosity” and blamed narco-terrorist groups.“The FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia], the ELN [National Liberation Army], and Hezbollah have taken by force every mining site in southern Orinoco, in the Venezuelan Amazon, and in the Orinoco Delta, causing ecocide and displacing a great number of indigenous ethnic groups,” De Grazia said.Guarulla said that Maduro and his closest allies, whom the United States formally charged with narcotrafficking, will profit even more from river mining with this decree, because they will be able to control rivers, which according to him, are already being used to transport drugs from Colombia to the Atlantic.“The activities are conducted on the Guaviare [a tributary of the Orinoco River in Colombia] but mainly on the Orinoco River, which allows [narcotraffickers] to reach Venezuelan territory and go to Brazil or the Atlantic Ocean with their drug shipments,” Guarulla said.In addition to politicians, several environmental and human rights groups have opposed Maduro’s decree for its highly damaging impact on the environment and the suffering that mining brings to the Mining Arc’s indigenous people. Many are forced to work under the threat of violence, are subjected to atrocities, and even killed, indicates the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a U.S. think tank, in its April 2020 report, Illegal Mining in Venezuela: Death and Devastation in the Amazonas and Orinoco Regions.On May 8, the Ecological Research Center of Venezuela reported that criminal groups that carry out mining operations on the Caura River, which was declared suitable for exploitation, had killed 13 members of the Yekuana indigenous community. According to PROVEA, a Venezuelan nongovernmental organization for human rights, at least 16 indigenous communities, totaling about 50,000 people, live near the rivers that are now open to mining in Bolívar state.The decree’s illegal nature has also been pointed out. The Political Ecology Observatory of Venezuela reported on its website that river mining violates Sections 53 and 54 of the Venezuelan Constitution’s Water Law.“The rivers in Bolívar state are part of the largest freshwater reserves on the planet and 90 percent of the water supply for all of Venezuela,” representative Rachid Yasbek, told Diálogo. “For this reason, before Chavismo came to power, constitutional orders banned these mining activities in Venezuelan rivers. However, Maduro uses the exploitation of this gold to maintain his dictatorship, after having destroyed the country’s entire productive apparatus.”last_img read more

A Supremely Serene Modern Coastal Design

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Modern coastal design has evolved from the more traditional beach-inspired style where vibrant hues of blue, the beauty of the ocean, and natural organic elements reign.Designers Amanda Moore, owner of Wolf & Wing Interior Design, and her partner, Keri Venti, pulled the look off in this 3,000-square-foot Long Beach home transforming the space into a light, bright, and airy retreat that is so serene one may never want to leave.“The homeowner wanted a cohesive coastal modern style down to every last detail,” says Moore. “The homeowner had chosen a lot of lovely elements but needed help making them all work together.”Both designers sought inspiration from their surroundings — the ocean hues, the sun bleached white, the natural light — and incorporated natural materials and fabrics into the decor along with nautical vintage finds that were paramount for the look they wanted to achieve.“In the past, most beach houses had more literal decor like sand dollars and starfish,” Moore says. “Our approach for this house was to use a palette of colors drawn from nature with pops of nautical colors, like the deeper blue and yellow in the TV room. Textures like woven pillows or the grasscloth in an upstairs den reinforce the connection to nature. Sea-derived decor that is less literal and more modern — such as a boat propeller and driftwood — round out the coastal theme.”This design project was particularly special for both designers since the home was devastated by Superstorm Sandy and had to be rebuilt.“The homeowner wanted to take the lemons of the storm and make lemonade: Her family’s dream forever home,” says Moore.last_img read more

Today is Primary Election Day

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Today is Primary Election Day, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is reminding Hoosiers to participate by casting a ballot.Cities and towns around the state are holding primary elections today, and Hoosiers can go to Indiana Voters to look up which candidates will be on their ballot. Voters will be required to enter their county of residence, name and date of birth to access their personal information. Voters can also find information on their polling location and election night results.“I encourage all Hoosier voters to visit IndianaVoters.com to educate themselves on who they’ll be voting for and where they’ll be voting,” said Secretary Lawson. “An informed electorate is the key to a successful democracy so I encourage all voters to take advantage of this tool.”Hoosiers may also call the toll free Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE to speak directly to a representative for information, polling locations and to file grievances. Staff will be on hand to answer calls from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Election Day.Voters may also click here for additional information, including information regarding Indiana’s photo ID law. Indiana’s photo ID law requires every voter to present a government-issued ID before casting their vote at the polls. For more information on Photo ID click here.last_img read more