Phish Summer Dates Leak On Ticketmaster

first_imgThis evening, a pair of Phish summer tour dates briefly appeared on Ticketmaster before being removed. The leaked dates show Phish performances at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavillion, formerly known as the Susquehanna Bank Center, on Tuesday, August 7th and Wednesday, August 8th. This would mark Phish’s first performances at the waterfront venue since 6/10/11. If they’re following similar schedule as recent years, the Tuesday-Wednesday run will likely come between weekend runs at other venues, indicating a return to a conventional tour structure after an abnormal year in 2017.Keep your eyes peeled for the official 2018 Summer Tour announcement, which is surely coming very soon…***Update: Phish’s 2018 Summer Tour is officially announced.***[Screenshot via Phish Tour 2014 group on Facebook][Cover photo via Jeremy Scott]last_img read more

Kenneth L. Baughman

first_imgDr. Kenneth L. Baughman died on November 16, 2009, after being struck by an automobile while running during the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. His tragic death at age 63 threw into relief the enormous impact he had on the Harvard community in his seven years on our faculty, as the director of the Advanced Heart Disease and Cardiac Transplantation Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.Dr. Baughman trained in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and served as a fellow in the Cardiac Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins. He rose through the ranks and became chief of the Cardiology Division, a position in which he served for 10 years before being recruited to Harvard Medical School. Dr. Baughman’s impact was immense. He was a consummate clinician, adored by his patients and respected by his colleagues for his insight, judgment, and commanding clinical presence. He was tirelessly devoted to patient care, providing an exceptional role model for younger physicians and colleagues alike as a dedicated, devoted, skilled, and compassionate clinician. Always giving more of himself than he asked of others, he worked skillfully wherever there was work to be done. He preferred his quiet efforts to be unheralded, in keeping with his modest nature. He was the doctor’s doctor, the teacher’s teacher, and the friend upon whose kind word you could always rely at the end of the day. His presence reflected not only his enormous qualities as a leader, but also his absolute integrity. He was always direct and open in his relationships, and his word was as good as gold. Dr. Baughman touched the lives of his patients in ways seen and unseen. Many patients who share his passion for exercise have continued to abide enthusiastically by the principles and examples he set for them. We hear weekly of their athletic exploits despite their chronic cardiac conditions.Dr. Baughman also made major contributions to clinical science as a scholar of myocarditis and heart failure. These ranged from the detailed microscopic studies of myocardial inflammation from biopsies he obtained by his own deft hand, to important outcome studies in underserved community populations. His work elucidated the varied categories of myocarditis in ways that now allow clinicians to more effectively predict and improve the outlook for all patients with this affliction. His work evolved to embrace the era of molecular biology through the national collaborative research program he founded at Brigham and Women’s, which aims to provide the definitive elucidation of the role of viral infection in new-onset and chronic cardiomyopathy using molecular diagnostic modalities.Dr. Baughman cherished a grand vision of a cardiovascular institute that would embrace the wide spectrum of related specialties in one center where patients would thrive through truly integrated care. This center also would be designed for sharing the care and education of patients with their families, in an atmosphere of natural light, serenity, and unsurpassed quality. This vision was shared by the Shapiro family, and realized in the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. This landmark of the Longwood area, which opened in 2008, serves as a physical memorial to Dr. Baughman’s ideals.Perhaps even more enduring, however, will be Dr. Baughman’s legacy, which derives from his generous mentorship. He unstintingly and selflessly guided younger colleagues along their career paths, always placing their learning and prominence ahead of his own. He had a very special brand of mentorship for established colleagues: he did not advise them regarding what he thought they were capable of achieving, nor of what they had achieved. Instead, he taught them to look inside and ask it of themselves. His loss has produced waves of dismay and loss, from residents and nursing staff to fellows, junior faculty, and senior colleagues locally, nationally, and around the world. During his decades of service at Johns Hopkins and his all too short tenure on the Harvard Medical School faculty, he impacted hundreds of careers in ways that immeasurably influenced our field, and will continue to do so as generations of physicians propagate his ideals by both precept and example. Virtually everyone he touched has a “Baughman” example to share, as testimony to his skill at helping them to understand complex problems in a more intuitive way.Dr. Baughman was an avid athlete, regularly competing in triathlons and rarely missing a day of training. He was a particularly devoted family man, taking great joy and pride in his grandchildren, his two sons, and his home life with his wife, Cheryl. Dr. Baughman passed from our community tragically and all too soon, but his legacy lives on and will continue to inspire and guide all who were touched by this extraordinary physician and human being.Respectfully submitted,Peter Libby, M.D., ChairpersonG. William Dec, M.D.Roman W. DeSanctis, M.D.Patrick T. O’Gara, M.D.Lynne W. Stevenson, M.D.last_img read more

Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a self-styled far-right propagandist is facing charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Douglass Mackey was expected to be released on $50,000 bond following an initial court appearance Wednesday in Florida, prosecutors said. A message was left with his defense attorney. A criminal complaint in New York City says that the 31-year-old Mackey conspired in late 2016 to use Twitter and other social media to try to trick Clinton supporters to vote via text instead of casting an actual ballot.last_img read more

Jennifer Westfeld Joins Too Much Sun; Tickets Available

first_img Star Files Too Much Sun Too Much Sun tells the story of Audrey Langham (Lavin), a celebrated actress who unravels completely while preparing for a new production of Medea. With nowhere else to go, she descends upon her married daughter for a summer by the sea. She is not, however, greeted with confetti and champagne. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious and harrowing. Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt will join the previously announced Linda Lavin in the cast for the world premiere of Nicky Silver’s Too Much Sun off-Broadway. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the play will begin performances on May 1 at the Vineyard Theatre prior to an official opening on May 18. Tickets are now available for the production. Too Much Fun will feature scenic design by Donyale Werle, lighting design by David Lander, costume design by Michael Krass and sound design by David Van Tieghem. Linda Lavincenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014 Joining Lavin and Westfeldt (Wonderful Town) in the cast are Richard Bekins (Tartuffe), Matt Dellapina, Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town) and Matt Dickson (War Horse). View Commentslast_img read more

Guatemala, U.S. Perform Naval Exercises against Organized Crime

first_img The activities are part of the State Coalition Program 2013 (SPS), and entail “a series of U.S. Naval Force annual deployments focused on countering transnational organized crime” the communiqué said. In order to improve the fight against organized crime in the Caribbean, Guatemala and the United States are carrying out naval exercises, the U.S. Embassy reported on March 20. This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though? “The goals for these exchanges between the Guatemalan and U.S. Naval Forces are to improve regional maritime capabilities and security operations,” it said. By Dialogo March 22, 2013center_img The United States is performing these exercises on a regular basis “with their partner nations’ militaries, as well as the security forces in Central America, South America and the Caribbean,” the report stated. The exercises, which will end on April 1, will be carried out at Santo Tomás de Castilla Port, 300 km northeast of the capital. According to Washington, D.C., about 90% of the drugs sent from South America to the United States pass through Central America, turning this region into the most violent region in the world. last_img read more

Proposed Code and Rules of Evidence

first_img October 1, 2005 Regular News Proposed Code and Rules of Evidence Proposed Code and Rules of Evidence The Code and Rules of Evidence Committee invites comment on the proposed two-year cycle amendments to the Florida Code and Rules of Evidence shown below. After reviewing comments received in response to this publication, the committee will make its final proposal to the Florida Supreme Court. The full text of the proposals can be found at the Bar’s Web site at Interested persons have until November 1 to submit comments to Aubrey Rudd, Rudd and Rudd, 7901 S.W. 67th Ave., Suite 206, South Miami, 33143-4538.last_img read more

7 steps for credit unions to leverage screen time

first_imgMaking the most of electronic channels can take your credit union to the next level.  We’re sharing this article, “Seven Steps for Smarter Electronic Channels” from the Credit Union National Association because it offers great advice to leverage the time members spend on their screens to drive deeper relationships, offer better online banking options, and increase sales.Members are increasingly dependent on electronic channels to research financial topics and conduct transactions.And savvy credit unions know it’s critical to leverage the time members spend on their screens to drive deeper relationships and increase sales.These seven steps can help you do both.1. Make good use of your home pageAlthough topic-specific search can give visitors a “side door” into your site, the home page is still considered prime real estate. Deliver effective navigation and design that takes advantage of the space offered by today’s larger monitors. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Humpback Whale Found Dead in Lloyd Harbor

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-foot female humpback whale that was found dead in Lloyd Harbor over the weekend may have died of blunt force trauma, marine biologists said.Huntington town bay constables towed the whale, which was found floating 150 yards offshore near Woodland Drive, to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Eatons Neck, where experts performed a necropsy Sunday, experts said.“There is evidence of blunt force trauma on the right side of the whale’s body,” said Rachel Bosworth, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. “It will take several weeks for the exact cause of death to be determined.”This is the seventh large whale that has washed up in New York this year, five of which were humpback whales.The whale is likely one of those seen swimming within the last six weeks near Hempstead Harbor, Bosworth noted.The Riverhead Foundation asks that anyone who has images of the tail, chin or dorsal fin of the recently spotted whales call them at 631-369-9840 or email images to [email protected] These will be extremely helpful in identifying the deceased whale, the group said.The group also reminded the boating public to stay at least 50 feet away from all marine animals, for the safety of the public and the animals. To report a sighting to the Riverhead Foundation, call 631-369-9829.last_img read more

Hotels Lag in Energy Sustainability. One Project May Change That.

first_imgSlated to open next fall as part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection, Hotel Marcel will have a restaurant, a bar, meeting spaces and a top-floor gallery with views of Long Island Sound on one side and the city skyline on the other.The project is being partly financed through a $25 million construction loan from Liberty Bank in Middletown, Conn. The balance is a mix of developer equity, solar tax credits, federal and state historic tax credits, and a utility program grant.Christopher Arnold, Liberty’s senior vice president and commercial real estate manager, said that although the hotel industry faced extreme challenges because of the pandemic, this project’s proximity to Yale, its high visibility and its inclusion in the Hilton network gave him confidence it would succeed. The efficiency measures will help by lowering operating costs and enhancing cash flow, he said.The hotel is likely to gain national attention because its level of sustainability “just doesn’t happen in the hospitality industry,” said W. Chris Green, the president and chief executive of Chesapeake Hospitality, a Maryland-based hotel operator that will manage the property.“I do believe this is going to be a huge test,” Mr. Green said. “Hotels are long-term real estate plays — there is a value to saving money on electricity, sewage and water.” The hotel industry has fallen behind other real estate sectors in adopting energy-efficiency measures, but a Connecticut developer hopes to change that by converting an office building into what could be the most energy-efficient hotel in the country.The $50 million gamble aims to revive the long-vacant Armstrong Rubber Company headquarters, a distinctive concrete box in New Haven that was designed by the Modernist architect Marcel Breuer in the late 1960s, as a 165-room boutique hotel to be called the Hotel Marcel.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Some large hotel brands and owners have set companywide greenhouse gas reduction goals, but much of the industry has failed to take advantage of measures that could save energy and reduce operating costs, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance.- Advertisement – Mr. Becker has considerable experience with high-efficiency construction, most recently at a Modernist office building in Hartford that he redeveloped into a 27-story apartment tower. That project, called 777 Main Street, is powered with a fuel cell and a solar array. The U.S. Green Building Council gave the building its highest efficiency rating, LEED Platinum.For the hotel project, solar canopies over the parking lot and rooftop solar panels will supply all of the building’s electricity, Mr. Becker said. High-efficiency air-source heat pumps will be used for heating and cooling.Other efficiency measures will include triple-glazed windows, high-efficiency insulation, an all-electric heat pump HVAC system, and heat and energy recovery systems. These methods should help the hotel meet passive house standards, a set of design principles aimed at creating ultra-low-energy buildings, Mr. Becker said. – Advertisement – Mr. Becker hopes to spur the industry with his all-in approach. Many sustainability strategies, like eliminating single-use shampoo bottles and asking guests to reuse towels, are largely “superficial measures,” he said.“If you really want to change the paradigm, you’ve got to not use fossil fuels and generate all your energy on site,” he said. “I think the time will come when what we’re doing becomes the norm.” Among the leaders is Host Hotels & Resorts, a real estate investment trust that owns about 80 upscale hotels in Brazil, Canada and the United States. The trust is aiming for a 55 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025.Such goals are of increasing interest to investors, who regularly ask about environmentally and socially sound business practices, said Michael Chang, the director of energy and sustainability for Host Hotels.The trust uses a diagnostic tool that identifies opportunities to install energy-saving technology — like LED lighting and room thermostats with occupancy sensors — that provide a good return on investment, he said. The trust makes the investments, and it depends on hotel operators to use them efficiently. To that end, it prefers to work with brands that have their own sustainability programs in place, Mr. Chang said.The trust also hopes to increase the renewable share of its energy use by 30 percent in the next five years, primarily through off-site solar agreements.“Even if we blanketed our portfolio with solar, we’d probably only get to 10 percent of our energy usage,” Mr. Chang said. “There is a limited amount of space to put panels on.”The Armstrong building, along Interstate 95 near New Haven Harbor, is notable for a striking Brutalist design that incorporates a two-story open gap between the block of offices above and the ground-level lab space. The building’s beige exterior is made of precast concrete panels and is lined with deep-inset windows.Locals also know it as the Pirelli building; the Italian tire maker moved into the space in 1988. Ikea bought the property in 2003 for one of its warehouselike stores. Much to the consternation of preservationists, the company demolished a taillike section of the ground floors to allow for more parking, but it left the rest of the building intact. The developer and architect, Bruce Becker, is building the hotel to meet net-zero energy standards, meaning it will generate as much energy as it uses. “It will probably cost about $5 per square foot more, but we’ll be saving about $1 per square foot every year on energy,” Mr. Becker said. “So it really does make a lot of sense. It’s an opportunity to create a new paradigm that the hotel industry can look at and study and learn from.” “It’s probably the most challenging project I’ve ever undertaken, particularly since we’re doing it during a pandemic,” said Mr. Becker, whose firm, Becker + Becker, is based in Westport. “But I’ve been intrigued with the building at least since I was a graduate student at Yale in the late ’80s, and I thought it could be fascinating.” In recent years, Ikea has worked with the city to come up with a plan to convert the historic structure into a hotel. Last year, Mr. Becker bought the building and about 2.5 acres for $1.2 million.He recognized the structure’s compact shape as a naturally efficient envelope — the ratio of surface area to interior space is low, a plus for minimizing heat gain in the summer or heat loss in the winter.“It’s hard to make buildings that meander efficient,” Mr. Becker said. “But with a highly efficient envelope and building systems, we’ll be able to use about 80 percent less energy than a typical hotel building.” Among the obstacles to widespread adoption are complicated hotel owner/operator models, a lack of collection of energy use data and concerns about the impact on guests, the report said.“The hotel industry is very well poised to benefit from sustainability — the owner/operators carry the burden of all of the energy costs,” said Marta Schantz, the center’s senior vice president. “The fact that this Connecticut project has decided to do it from the get-go is the perfect, most cost-effective way to do it.”Ms. Schantz said she knew of no other net-zero energy hotel in the United States. But some major hotel brands are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, using various management systems and apps to track their progress.last_img read more

Find out who is involved and who is not, the Initiative for free tourist guides in every city in Croatia “Meet your country”

first_imgRecently, an initiative was launched to provide free tourist guides in every city in Croatia. As part of the project ‘Get to know your country’, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH), with the support of the Croatian Tourist Board, on the occasion of the Day of International Recognition of Croatia, January 14, 2018 (Sunday) starting at 12:00 p.m. to organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guide associations operate – members of ZDTVH.In particular, it is about the organization of free guided tours by local tourist guides in each city, and all guided tours with tourist guides will start at the same time. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course all visitors and tourists.”With this action we want to mark the Day of International Recognition of Croatia in a slightly different way, invite citizens to get to know cities all over Croatia and discover hidden stories they tell, because we believe that every citizen of our country can be a promoter and ambassador of their homeland. Croatia as well as the importance of national identity and cultural heritage, which is the only thing that exempts us from globalization. At the same time, we want to point out the importance of the Ordinance on protected localities that is being drafted. Namely, protected localities will be the only places where the activity of tourist guides and the representation of our country will be able to be performed by guides who are educated exclusively in the Republic of Croatia.”Points out Kristina Niuć Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, and added that she hopes that all cities from Slavonia, through Zagreb, Lika, Kvarner, Istria, Dalmatia to Dubrovnik will join the initiative.So far, about 40 cities have joined this excellent initiative, unfortunately not all, although the CNTB has directly informed all tourist boards in Croatia about the Initiative, and the list of cities that have joined is still much smaller than it should be. List of cities where free guided tours are organized, as well as associations (members of ZDTVH) and associations and tourist boards of the project partners: Trogir, Split, Solin, Klis, Sinj, Trilj, Vrgorac, Makarska, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Sibenik, Knin, Drnis, Zadar, Rab, Rijeka, Trsat, Kastav, Pula, Fazana, Labin, Vodnjan, Porec, Mali Losinj , Rovinj, Karlovac, Zagreb, Varaždin, Čakovec, Ivanec, Ludbreg, Varaždinske toplice, Slavonski brod, Lipik, Osijek, Vukovar, Vinkovci, Ilok, Županja, Nin, Motovun, Bakar.Why have other cities, ie tourist boards, not joined the whole initiative so far?A great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism.In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city.Do we want tourism development or not? Obviously some don’t want to and don’t care. So don’t be surprised afterwards if things stand still. It’s up to the people.Related news: DO WE CARE ABOUT THE STORY WE TELL TO OUR TOURISTS?last_img read more