During the days of the Phish hiatus, guitarist Trey Anastasio found himself in a number of interesting musical situations. Among them was the Dave Matthews Band, who Anastasio regularly collaborated with during the early 2000’s. One such performance took place on July 13th, 2005, when Anastasio made his first appearance with the full Dave Matthews Band in four years at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA. While Trey played frequently with Dave Matthews & Friends in 2003-04, his sit-in with the full band only ups the ante!The show features Anastasio lending a hand on guitar and vocals for two songs, “Jimi Thing” and “Louisiana Bayou”, closing out the main set with a bang. Until now, the lone video of this collaboration had not surfaced, and the show was untaped. Fortunately, thanks to Moontower Jams, the video was digitized and uploaded to YouTube just yesterday for our enjoyment.Set aside a half hour and watch this exciting “Jimi Thing > Louisiana Bayou” from the Dave Matthews Band featuring Trey Anastasio, below.
Rest in peace, Alphonse Mouzon! You will be missed but never forgotten. Alphonse Mouzon, the prolific jazz-fusion drummer and brilliant multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, sadly died over the weekend at his home in Los Angeles, CA of neuroendocrine cancer. Known as one of the greatest drummers in the world, Mouzon was a force to be reckoned with behind the kit, and his sphere of influence and contributions to the modern music scene transcend genre and permeate most music played today.From his tapping as the initial drummer for the jazz fusion group Weather Report, Mouzon’s rise in the jazz world was meteoric. Shortly after his year tenure with the group, he signed on with the infamous Blue Note label as a solo artist and with guitarist Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House. His list of collaborators in the jazz world is seemingly endless, though it includes huge names like Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Al Di Meola, Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorius, and Miles Davis, to name a few.Listen to this 1971 live recording of Weather Report, courtesy of Rick Suchow.Watch Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House Band play “Right On, Y’all,” a Mouzon composition, courtesy of knkx public radio.Check out Mouzon’s drum solo during a performance with Jaco Pastorius and Albert Mangelsdorff, courtesy of DrummerWorld.While his name was initially made in the realm of jazz, his career by no means stopped there. His credits in the realm of rock and pop include gigs with Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Carlos Santana, and during Robert Plant’s acceptance speech in 1995 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mouzon was cited by name as one of Led Zeppelin’s major influences. He was responsible for shaping the funk backbeat in a series of his own albums, and his side projects ranged in sound from disco, soul, R&B, and more. In hip-hop, the explosive drum fill that kicks off the Beastie Boy’s “Shake Your Rump” (which can be heard below) is none other than Mouzon’s, and earlier in the week, Questlove penned the tribute below on Instagram to share how influential the legendary percussionist was in his own life.Watch Mouzon, funk bassist Wyzard, and rock guitarist Rafael Moreira come together for a rendition of “Foxy Lady,” courtesy of Alphonse Mouzon.Beastie Boy track provided courtesy of Universal Music Group.Listen to Alphonse Mouzon, Alex Skolnick, Rhonda Smith, and S. Weingart jam the tune “Nitroglycerin” off Mouzon’s solo album, Mind Transplant, video courtesy of Alex Skolnick.
The Observer will update this page daily with new numbers from the College’s Live.Learn.Work dashboard. These numbers are based only on tests conducted both by Health and Counseling Services and off-campus providers.The College’s Live.Learn.Work dashboard was launched Aug. 21, which includes the total and new number of coronavirus cases.The dashboard is updated daily at noon. As of Wednesday, the College reported one new case the previous day with 139 total positive cases since Aug. 3. The seven-day moving average of positive cases is 2.57.These numbers represent all students, faculty and staff — tested both on and off-campus.This post was updated Nov. 17 at 12:02 p.m.Of the 139 positive cases since Aug. 3, there are an estimated 22 active cases and 117 estimated recoveries.The College administered 85 screening tests the week of Nov. 9, with zero tests coming back positive.Find our latest COVID-19 coverage here.Tags: cases, community members, covid tracking
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaDennis Avery, director of the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute, will deliver the 2003 D.W. Brooks Lecture Oct. 6 in Athens, Ga.Avery will speak on the topic, “Has America Already Lost High-Yield Agriculture?” The annual lecture will be at 11 a.m. on the University of Georgia campus, in the Mahler Auditorium in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.A former agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State, Avery was responsible for assessing the foreign-policy implications of food and farming developments worldwide. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, a research and policy think tank in Indianapolis.At the Hudson, Avery monitors developments in world food production, farm product demand, the safety and security of food supplies and the sustainability of world agriculture.As a staff member of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, he wrote the commission’s landmark report, “Food and Fiber for the Future.”Avery studied agricultural economics at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin. He holds awards for outstanding performance from three government agencies and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983. He is the author of “Global Food Progress 1991” and “Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming.”He is also the editor of Global Food Quarterly, the newsletter of the CGFI, and writes a weekly column for The BridgeNews Forum. Avery has been quoted in publications ranging from Time and The Washington Post to The Farm Journal. Avery’s article, “What’s Wrong with Global Warming?” was published in the August 1999 issue of Reader’s Digest.Avery has testified before Congress and has appeared on most of the nation’s major television networks, including a program discussing the bacterial dangers of organic foods on ABC’s 20/20.Recognizing excellenceHis lecture will follow the presentation of this year’s Brooks Awards winners. The awards are given annually to UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members who excel in teaching, research, extension and public service.The teaching award was established in 1981 to recognize excellence in the teaching program of the CAES. In 1983, the awards expanded to include research, extension and county extension programs. An award for international agriculture was added in 1988 and is given in alternate years.The D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards for Excellence include a framed certificate and a $5,000 cash award. The lecture and awards are named for the late D.W. Brooks, founder and chairman emeritus of Gold Kist, Inc.Brooks was an advisor to seven U.S. presidents on agriculture and trade issues. He started Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies in 1941 to provide farmers with insurance. His many honors for contributions to agriculture include being the first inductee into the UGA Agricultural Hall of Fame, earning the Distinguished Agribusiness Award from the Georgia Agribusiness Council and being named Progressive Farmer magazine’s “Man of the Year in Agriculture in the South.”The CAES sponsors the annual lecture series in his memory.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享International Energy Agency:Global coal demand dropped for a second year in a row in 2016, approaching the previous record for two-year declines set in the early 1990s. Global demand for coal fell by 1.9% in 2016 to 5 357 Mtce, as lower gas prices, a surge in renewables and energy efficiency improvements put a major dent on coal consumption. Demand for coal has now dropped by 4.2% since 2014, almost matching the fall of 1990-1992 which was the largest two-year decline recorded since the IEA started compiling statistics more than 40 years ago.In 2016, rising coal use in India and other Asian countries was unable to offset large declines in the United States, China (where demand dropped for the third consecutive year) and in the United Kingdom (where demand dropped by more than 50%). In the United States, coal’s dominance in the power sector has been eroded by low gas prices; in China, coal demand has fallen due to lower use in the industrial and residential sectors linked to efforts to improve air quality; while in the United Kingdom a recently introduced carbon price floor has rung the death knell for coal use in power generation.Coal’s share in the global energy mix is forecast to decline from 27% in 2016 to 26% in 2022 on sluggish demand growth relative to other fuels. Growth through 2022 is concentrated in India, Southeast Asia and a few other countries in Asia. Coal demand declines in Europe, Canada, the United States and China, the largest coal consumer by far, and where we forecast a structural but slow decline with some fluctuations linked to short-term market requirements.As a result of these contrasting trends, global coal demand reaches 5 530 Mtce in 2022, which is only marginally higher than current levels, meaning that coal use all but stagnates for around a decade. Although coal-fired power generation increases by 1.2% per year in the period 2016-22, its share of the power mix falls to just below 36% by 2022, the lowest level since IEA statistics began.Prospects for coal are bleak throughout most of Europe. The future of coal in Europe is increasingly tied to Poland and Germany, which account for more than half of the coal consumed in the European Union. In Poland, demand is forecast to be stable through 2022. In Germany, coal demand declines even as nuclear power is progressively phased out, with coal use remaining highly sensitive to the relative prices of coal, natural gas and carbon dioxide (CO2). The decrease in coal demand forecast in Germany could be accelerated by policy changes.For most countries in Europe, coal is increasingly becoming a negligible part of the energy mix as a growing number of countries have closed or are closing their coal-fired power plants. Hard coal production in Europe outside Poland drops to marginal levels by 2022; lignite production remains meaningful in a few countries, but with a declining profile that follows power generation trendsPakistan emerges in the coal landscape and others might follow. Endowed with vast reserves in the Thar lignite field and facing a severe energy shortage, Pakistan is betting on domestic and imported coal for electricity supply in the coming years. We forecast coal demand to more than quadruple between 2016 and 2022, with Pakistan emerging as a significant international player, with imports accounting for half of its consumption.Bangladesh is also planning an expanded role for coal although developments through 2022 will be limited. Egypt has postponed its coal power plans, while in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is set to open the first large coal power plant in the Middle East. However, these increases will be modest compared to today’s large consumers: Pakistan and Bangladesh combined will represent around 5% of India’s coal consumption by 2022.Tight markets in China and some supply events pushed coal prices up in 2017. Thermal coal prices dropped to USD 70/t (European prices) during the first quarter of 2017 from highs at the end of 2016. Since then, higher demand in China to meet a surge in power demand and supply issues in some major exporters pushed prices up to USD 95/t in September 2017.Volatility in spot coking coal prices has been much sharper, with prices almost doubling in three weeks to USD 290/t (FOB Australia) in April 2017 in the aftermath of cyclone Debbie hitting Queensland. After falling down below USD 140/t in June, coking coal prices went up over USD 200/t in September, largely on strong demand in China.Price volatility is here to stay. Changes in China, whether in policy or economic circumstances, feed volatility in global coal markets given its sheer size and dominance in global trade. When combined with supply disruptions, this volatility is amplified. Prices will continue to depend largely on China; as a consequence, the structural reform of the Chinese coal industry is key to the evolution in coal prices.Among exporting countries, Indonesia deserves special attention: expanding domestic demand combined with constraints on ramping up production might increase market tightness and push prices up. On the demand side, import levels of China, India, Korea and Japan are key uncertainties.Imports to Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei are under pressure. Whereas the delicate balance between imports and domestic production in China, and to a lesser extent India, made import volumes volatile in the past few years, stability in Northeast Asia (Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei) provided a level of comfort for coal exporters. This is no longer the case. In Japan, sluggish power demand, rapid renewables deployment and the potential nuclear ramp-up provide a downside risk for coal. But this contrasts with the upside coming from substantial coal-power capacity currently in the pipeline. In Korea, the government is currently trying to reduce coal’s share in the power mix while over 5 GW of new coal capacity have just been commissioned and another 4 GW are under construction. In Chinese Taipei, where new coal capacity is coming on line, coal is facing growing social opposition.Investment in coal mining has dried up despite higher prices. Production cost reductions in coal mining reached their limits in 2015, and since prices have moved higher, the urgency to cut costs has decreased. While recent price spikes have been welcome by producers, they have not led to behavioral changes. The wounds of the low-price period of 2013-15 are still fresh and supply discipline remains the motto for fear of oversupplying the market.Despite growth expected in 2017, our forecast shows a contraction of seaborne coal trade through 2022, although India and Korea hold significant upside potential. The perception that current high prices are due to China’s policies and do not signal scarcity in the traditional way is not helping investor confidence. Given uncertainties and expected price volatility, there is limited appetite for big capital expenditures in coal production except in China and India, where investment is linked to meeting large domestic needs.More: Coal’s decade of stagnation IEA: ‘Coal’s Decade of Stagnation’
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York If you have access to Google, you have a timer. Type “timer for fifteen minutes” in the search bar and, lo and behold, Google will set off a beeping noise that sounds like an oven timer after the allotted time expires. The limit seems to be the 24-hour mark, but if that’s something you’ve decided you really need, set it for 23:59 and voila!COFFEE DOWNERDo you reach for coffee grounds described as “Dark Roast,” assuming that the deeper the brown color, the more caffeinated you’ll feel as a result? Do you believe that dark roast coffee will erase a poor night’s sleep and boost your energy levels to colossal heights? Hate to break it to you, but you’ve been doing it wrong. Dark-roasted coffee has been roasted longer, so while the flavor might be deeper and more robust, some of its potent caffeine is left in the roaster! Blonde roast coffee has more caffeine, but—also contrary to popular belief—not necessarily more fun.What do you get when you cross residents of a city who both doubt the accuracy of the Bible and report the lowest frequency of Bible reading? The most Godless city in America! According to a study by the American Bible Society, Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass., are the two least “Bible-minded” cities in the United States. You might think that New York (or at least Wall Street) would rank as its own Sodom or Gomorrah, but NYC didn’t even rank in the top 10. Or bottom 10, actually.[colored_box color=”blue”]TOUCAN SCAMBreaking news on the cereal front: It turns out that the corresponding fruit flavors coinciding with the different colors in Kellogg’s Froot Loops are not what they seem. The yellow is not lemon. The purple is not grape. They are all, in fact, the same exact flavor. Bummer.[/colored_box]That’s the number of deaths in the winter Olympics since 1924. Two lugers and two downhill skiers perished in practice runs.(Wikipedia.org)Do you think Edgar Allen Poe knew that a pack of ravens is called a “conspiracy” and an “unkindness”? Nevermore.1/8 of U.S. workers have had a job at McDonald’s at some point in their lives.(Photo credit: DiscountDisneyWorldTickets.com)Disney World’s legendary Space Mountain Roller Coaster’s first riders were the astronauts Gordon Cooper, Jim Irwin and Scott Carpenter.¿Cómo estás? Voulez vous coucher avec moi? According to the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, being bilingual has been shown to delay dementia by an average of four and a half years. Capische? (Note the bilingual word used at the end of the first write-up.)
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For the last several weeks we have been having some fun dissecting the best credit union book out there CU 2.0: A Guide for Credit Unions Competing in the Digital Age by Ongoing Operations CEO Kirk Drake. This book is available on amazon.com (how cool is that) and currently has 22 five star reviews. That’s a better rating than the complete collection of Harry Potter (yes, there are some Harry Potter haters….I know, who would hate Harry?) but I digress.Kirk breaks the book down in an easily digestible format. We have posted a blog on each letter. In case you missed the first four here are the links:D – DifferentiateR – Recreate and ReinforceE – Educate and ExciteA – AutomateM – Motivate continue reading »
The shortage may also have been caused by Indonesia exporting masks in large quantities to China when the coronavirus started to spread there in January. Indonesia has since banned further exports. Singaporeans and Malaysians visiting Indonesia in January and February were seen buying up face masks at Jakarta’s convenient stores. Prices had been gradually increasing since but they jumped after news of the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases last week.As the most commonly sought masks, the N95, which can filter 95 percent of dust particles from air, are starting to disappear and people are turning to surgical masks, usually available at drug stores, for Rp 480,000 a box.There are also hoarders profiteering on the panic buying.The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) reported 17 cases of 30 distributors hoarding more than 800 boxes of masks. They had been holding onto their supply, allegedly waiting for the announcement of the first confirmed cases to sell the masks at huge markups, North Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Budhi Herdi Susianto was quoted by kompas.com as saying after the arrest of two suspects in his jurisdiction.Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD had called the mask hoarding by businesses “an economic crime”.The National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) chairman Ardiansyah Parman says police could charge profiteers with hoarding essential goods, which under the 2014 Trade Law is a crime punishable by up to five years in prison or a fine of Rp 50 billion.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, who had made several public gaffes in his handling of the coronavirus, blamed the high prices of masks on the public. “Who asked you to buy?” he demanded, lashing out at a journalist who turned up wearing a mask to a media briefing about the first confirmed cases last week.The Health Ministry and the World Health Organization have repeatedly reminded the public that they only need to use the masks when they are sick.“Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing,” said WHO advises on its website. “If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.”Zubairi Djoerban, head of the Indonesian Doctors Association’s coronavirus task force, said wearing masks to prevent COVID-19 would not be effective for healthy individuals.“If you are not used to wearing a mask, you may touch your face more often and that would increase the risk of contracting a disease,” he told the Post on Monday.Bhima Yudhistira, an economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance, said he suspected the traders orchestrated the scarcity of face masks.“This is disaster capitalism. Someone is looking to benefit from the situation,” Bhima told the Post on Friday.“Any hoarding that could potentially disturb and harm the community must be stopped because it causes scarcity and price hikes.”Naufal Abdurrahman Supangkat, a 21-year-old student living in South Jakarta, dispelled his fear over the disease and decided to wash his hands frequently to reduce his risk.“As long as I’m going to places that I know are safe, I see no need of wearing a mask outside,” he said, adding that he prefers to wash his hands regularly, in line with advice from WHO, or use hand sanitizer. (mfp)– Made Anthony Iswara contributed to this story.Topics : By Monday, one week after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced Indonesia had joined the rest of the world in being infected by the virus, the number of confirmed cases has jumped to 19. Dozens more are currently being observed by hospitals.The rush to buy face masks has inevitably led to shortages and skyrocketing prices.“I cannot keep them in stock as it was very hard to find masks in suppliers,” Dyah, the owner of a small drug store in West Jakarta, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.“When I managed to find them, they were very expensive as well,” she said, adding that a box of 50 masks now sells for about Rp 190,000 (US$13.50), up from its normal price of Rp 25,000. The government’s repeated warnings often go unheeded as irrationality prevails amidst the growing panic over news of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Indonesia in the past week.Supermarkets reported panic buying within hours of the government announcing Indonesia’s first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 2. One item in huge demand, which has become scarce, is face masks.This happened in spite of government’s assurances, backed by experts and doctors, that masks are unnecessary except for health workers and sick people.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 24, 2020 Gov. Wolf: 11 years at $7.25. Pennsylvania Workers Deserve a Raise Economy, Minimum Wage, Press Release Today marks the 11th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s last minimum wage increase. The state’s wage floor has been stuck at $7.25 since July 24, 2009, when the federal government, not the commonwealth, raised the minimum wage. With many workers struggling to get by, especially essential workers who are providing vital services during the pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly to finally raise the wage.“Today is a sad reminder that across the state many workers are on the job and earning poverty wages because Pennsylvania hasn’t raised the minimum wage in over a decade. Many of them are essential workers, who throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have gone to work and put themselves at risk to provide the services all of us rely on.“While those hardworking people lag behind, 29 other states – including all of our neighbors – have raised the wage for their workers. It’s ridiculous that a Pennsylvanian earns less for the same job than someone in West Virginia, Ohio or New York. Pennsylvanians are known for our tremendous work ethic, but too many of them, especially our essential workers, can’t afford their basic needs. That must be unacceptable to all of us.“Eleven years is far too long for hardworking people – no matter the age – to struggle with low wages. Now more than ever, it’s time for the General Assembly to listen. It’s time to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.”Ver esta página en español.
Winning bidder Ai Lin Tan celebrates after the auction of 40 Rome Street North, Yeronga on Saturday, February 10, 2017. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)Previously, there had been a heritage listed home on the block, which was irreparably damaged in a storm when a large oak tree fell on it. The land was then cleared and sold to Joel and Felicity Ferrie. Auctioneer Phil Parker at the auction of 40 Rome St North, Yeronga on Saturday, February 10, 2017. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)The two-storey home sits on a 481sq m corner block and has five bedrooms, an in-ground swimming pool, wine cellar and outdoor entertaining deck. The home at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor sold forJack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents said the property at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor sold for $1,430,000 to a young family.“They’re ecstatic,” he said. “They love the home, and they’re incredibly happy to have won the auction.” Inside 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.“It’s a restored Queenslander home, essentially with single level living,” he said“That really appealed to a number of buyers.“It’s no surprise we witnessed such strong competitor bidding today.” The home at 40 Rome St North, Yeronga sold at auction for $1,445,000 on Saturday.The bidding began straight off the bat at $900,000 and sold to a couple, who’d recently relocated from Sydney for $1,445,000. The home at 1 Mitchell Pl, Parkinson sold at auction for $976,000Marketing agent Owen Chen said there were 18 registered bidders and more than 150 spectators at the auction. Vendors Felicity and Joel Ferrie pose after the auction of their home 40 Rome Street North, Yeronga on Saturday, February 10, 2017. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoMr Ferrie said they were lucky to have purchased such an attractive slice of land in Yeronga. Inside the home of 40 Rome St North, Yeronga.“The block directly beside it was also for sale, but there’s just so much more you can do with a corner block,” he said.“It’s much more open, and it gave us the opportunity to create a home with a lot of street appeal.”In Parkinson, the spacious family home at 1 Mitchell Pl, sold under the hammer for $976,000. Inside the restord home at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.Mr Dixon said the home attracted quite a crowd, with approximately 120 spectators attending the auction.He also said there were 9 registered bidders, which is “a strong result” but “unsurprising” given the quality of the home. Inside the home at 1 Mitchell Pl, Parkinson.Mr Chen said it was a record sale for a property in the Lakewood Estate in recent months. “It’s the highest sale achieved under auction conditions in the last 12 months,” he said.Mr Chen said the property was sold to a local family, who were attracted to the land size and open plan layout. A bidder during the auction of 40 Rome St North, Yeronga on Saturday, February 10, 2017. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)“They created a very clever home, with an appealing layout and stylish finishes,” he said.“The open plan living and kitchen area with direct access to the pool really appealed to a number of interested parties, particularly young families.” The spacious backyard and pool area 1 Mitchell Pl, Parkinson.The two-level home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and an in-ground swimming pool.In Windsor, a restored Queenslander home also went to auction. The pool at 1 Mitchell Pl, Parkinson.“A lot of homes on the market in the area at the moment are on much smaller blocks,” he said.“At 892 sq m, this home feels very grand, inside and out.” 74 Swan Tce, WindsorIT was a busy day for auctions, with some of Brisbane’s best looking homes going under the hammer. At 40 Rome Street North, Yeronga, around 60 spectators watched three hopeful buyers slug it out for the keys to this newly-built Hamptons-style home. The home has an impressive wine cellar and in-ground pool.Marketing agent Roger Carr of Ray White, Bulimba said this was an excellent result for the vendors, a young couple, who had designed and built the home. The home at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an-inground pool.