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Modest Mouse Offers Classic Fan Favorites For Sold-Out Red Rocks Show [Full Video/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Andrew Rios Load remaining images Photo: Andrew Rios On Sunday, May 13th, Modest Mouse played the legendary Morrison, Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where the band performed a sold-out and standout show followed up by two weighty encores. Supported by Mimicking Birds, the indie rock group out of Portland, Oregon, Modest Mouse’s performance was a triumphant return to the venue following their 2016 performance co-headlined with Brand New.The show opened with a pair of tunes off the group’s beloved 2000 album, The Moon & Antarctica, first the soulful “3rd Planet” followed up by the grinding tune, “Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes”. Good News For People Who Love Bad News’ “Black Cadillacs” followed, with huge response from the crowd and many members of the audience singing along to the classic tune. With a string of older tunes opening the show, the band shifted gears to their newest album, 2015’s Stranger To Ourselves, offering up “Lampshades On Fire” and “Shit In Your Cut”.From there, the group performed older tune “Broke” before 2007’s “King Rat” and 2004’s “This Devil’s Workday”. A gorgeous and stirring rendition of fan favorite “Dramamine” moved into “Dashboard” ahead of another relative new tune from Stranger To Ourselves, “Pups To Dust”. Accelerating to the finish, Modest Mouse paired an edgy take on “Doin’ The Cockroach” off 1997’s The Lonesome Crowded West with one of their most famous tunes, “Float On”, before ending the set with The Moon & Antarctica‘s “Perfect Disguise” and Stranger To Ourselves‘ “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box”.With two encores, the first encore saw the group open with an upbeat take on the peppy “Fire It Up” ahead of “Sugar Boats” and a fan-favorite off 1996’s This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, “Custom Concern”. Bringing up the energy following the slower tune, the band offered up a feel-good crowdpleaser in the form of “Paper Thin Walls” before a take on “Poison The Well”, a tune that hasn’t been officially released by the band on an album. Closing out the first encore, the group landed in the alternatingly folksy and propulsive “Spitting Venom”.Eliciting a huge response from the crowd, Modest Mouse continued their show following the end of encore one, kicking things off with a take on “Satellite Skin” off 2009’s No One’s First, And You’re Next. Returning to The Moon & Antarctica, the group laid out a nostalgic rendition of “Gravity Rides Everything”, which ended by opening into a spacious, ambient finish. After briefly teasing the iconic acoustic guitar line from “Blame It On The Tetons”, the group then returned to “Satellite Skin” following their first rendition’s amp failure before closing things out with another song off their latest album, “The Tortoise and the Tourist”.You can watch a full video of Modest Mouse’s sold-out headlining Red Rocks show, courtesy of Lane Mangrum. You can also check out a gallery of photos from Sunday’s show below, courtesy of Andrew Rios. [Video: Coldpartofthepillow]Setlist: Modest Mouse | Red Rocks Amphitheater | Morrison, CO | 5/13/2018Set: 3rd Planet, Tiny Cities Made of Ashes, Black Cadillacs, Lampshades on Fire, Shit in Your Cut, Broke, King Rat, This Devil’s Workday, Dramamine, Dashboard, Pups to Dust, Doin’ the Cockroach, Float On, Perfect Disguise, The Ground Walks With Time in a BoxEncore: Fire It Up, Sugar Boats, Custom Concern, Paper Thin Walls, Poison the Well, Spitting VenomEncore 2: Satellite Skin (Amp Failure), Gravity Rides Everything, Blame It on the Tetons (Tease), Satellite Skin, The Tortoise and the TouristPhoto: Modest Mouse | Red Rocks Amphitheater | Morrison, CO | 5/13/2018 | Credit: Andrew Rioslast_img read more

Faculty diversity on the rise

first_imgHarvard University has made steady progress toward a more diverse faculty and the numbers of women and minority members stand at all-time highs, according to the annual report of the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D).Overall, the number of assistant, associate, and full professors has grown by 7 percent to 1,507 in the six years that FD&D has been tracking faculty demographics. Nearly half of the new faculty members hired during that period were women, raising the total number of women faculty members by 16 percent and the number of women senior faculty by 30 percent. Minority members on the faculty grew by 23 percent.“The University has made steady progress in building a more diverse faculty, especially in terms of the number of women professors,” said Judith D. Singer, senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity and James Bryant Conant Professor of Education. “And while the percentage of underrepresented minorities remains low, the increases in the raw numbers of black, and especially Latino, faculty are somewhat encouraging.”Women comprise 26 percent of the faculty, while minorities account for 17 percent.The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity serves as Harvard’s central faculty affairs office, overseeing institutional policies with regards to faculty and coordinating with the Schools to foster progress in the recruitment and retention of talented professors and researchers.FD&D sponsors a variety of programs designed to support faculty, including mentoring initiatives and enrichment activities that introduce faculty members to their peers. And to increase diversity among the ranks of potential candidates for the faculty of the future, FD&D sponsors pipeline programs that offer research opportunities to talented students.To download the report.last_img read more

Eric Beerbohm appointed director of Graduate Fellowships

first_imgEdmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics recently announced the appointment of Eric Beerbohm as director of the Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics. Beerbohm, an assistant professor of government and social studies at the University, is a faculty fellow in ethics at the center for the 2009-10 academic year. In his new role, Beerbohm will work closely with Lawrence Lessig, director of the center and professor of law at Harvard Law School.Beerbohm’s philosophical and teaching interests include democratic theory, theories of distributive justice, and the morality of public policy. His book manuscript, “In Our Name: The Ethics of Representative Democracy,” examines the moral responsibilities of citizens and lawmakers for political injustice. He has also written on the implications of moral uncertainty for political decisionmaking and the necessary demand of deliberative democracy. During his fellowship, he is working on a relational approach to distributive justice.“Eric Beerbohm is an extraordinary academic,” said Lessig, “who will inspire our graduate fellows to think more clearly and critically about ethical issues. His research will greatly enhance the scope of our scholarship. I am very pleased to have Eric on board.”To ensure that teaching and research in ethics would continue into the future, Dennis F. Thompson, the founding director of the center, established the graduate fellowships program in 1990, with the purpose of “training younger scholars who are prepared to dedicate their careers to the study of practical ethics in a wide variety of subjects.” With support from the American Express Foundation, Lily Safra, and Eugene P. Beard, the graduate fellowships program flourished under the direction of Arthur Applbaum, professor of ethics and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), who stepped down from the role in 2009. Frances Kamm, Lucius Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at HKS and professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, is serving as acting director of the program for 2009-10. To date, Graduate Fellowships in Ethics have been awarded to more than 100 Harvard graduate and professional students.Beerbohm is a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship and the Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2007, B.Phil. in philosophy from Oxford University, and B.A. in political science and the program in ethics in society from Stanford University.last_img read more

Financial transparency series continues with conversation on University spending, housing

first_imgAs a continuation of their financial transparency series, student government organized “Casual Conversations with Shannon and Lou,” where vice president of University Relations Lou Nanni and vice president for finance Shannon Cullinan delivered a presentation breaking down how the University allocates its funds in Carey Auditorium Monday evening.The event was an effort to continue the goal put forth by the McGavick-Gayheart administration to “increase transparency,” outgoing student body vice president and senior Corey Gayheart, who facilitated the event, said. “One of the focuses during my time as student body vice president has been to increase transparency on campus — whether it be student government or administrators or how the University operates,” he said. Nanni said the years he and Cullinan spent working at the Center for the Homeless were crucial to their current goals of making the Notre Dame community more welcoming.“I would say that’s been a really formative experience on us … looking at Notre Dame and how to make it a more inclusive place and to make Notre Dame inclusive on a number of different levels,” Nanni said. Nanni began by addressing new construction on campus. He said the money used to build new buildings around campus does not come out the operating budget of the University, meaning it does not come out of student tuition.“The money isn’t coming out of your tuition, room and board dollars — it’s rather being paid for by philanthropy,” he said. “That would be philanthropy for not only the physical construct, but for the ongoing maintenance.”Cullinan and Nanni showed an overall breakdown of the University’s revenue, which showed net tuition revenue is only 32 percent — a statistic Cullinan said often “surprises people.” Endowments contribute to 38 percent, the largest source of revenue Notre Dame has. “Over the next 10 years I would guess that [endowments] will make up around 50 percent of revenue,” Cullinan said. Cullinan said setting money aside for undergraduate need-based aid is the University’s first concern when allocating funds. “It’s the number one priority, and it will be the number one priority for the next five to ten years, and even beyond that,” Cullinan said. Nanni said his department is trying to raise $1 billion for financial aid in their current budget campaign time frame, which goes from 2013 to 2020 — a large increase from the last campaign’s goal of $250 million. “It’s the single-largest priority and right now we have about $800 million raised so far,” Nanni said. “We need to redouble our efforts there,” Cullinan added. Cullinan then broke down where all fundraised capital goes, noting 64 percent goes to labor.“We’re a highly labor-intensive institution … it’s the biggest chunk of the expenses by a long shot,” Cullinan said. The two turned to questions from the audience, some of which touched on housing policies, dorm inequality and the recent admissions scandal affecting multiple institutions of higher education across the country. One student asked about the six semester housing policy and what considerations were taken into account concerning the financial constraints some students may be under. “They didn’t actually invite me to that party when they were thinking of doing the six semester policy,” Cullinan said. “That was residential life-driven, I’ll just say that.”Cullinan said since the new policy will require more people to pay for room and board, the Office of Residential Life is looking to offer seniors more incentives to stay on campus, including laundry discounts, different dining plans and reduced prices of single rooms. “I think you’re going to get a decent announcement soon where that increment is going to be spent on incentives for seniors and others to stay,” Cullinan said. “I think student affairs and student life are trying pretty hard to show students they are going to use it in this way.”Nanni added he thinks the dorm environment is a key part of Notre Dame’s community and dorms are a “melting pot” for diversity. “The primary motive was — in conversations with [University President] Fr. John [Jenkins] — that residence life is one of Notre Dame’s distinctive qualities,” Nanni said. “Right now, each one of the dorms has been established to kind of be melting pots.”Another student asked about dorm inequality, specifically concerning students living in dorms with not as many amenities as other dorms, although everyone is generally paying the same rate for room and board. Nanni said their efforts to renovate dorms throughout the year and during the summer has been a response to this issue. “It’s taking them offline for an entire year and it’s going in and replacing the whole HVAC system,” Nanni said. “It’s increasing social and exercise space in the dorms, adding kitchens, making some triples doubles and some doubles singles.”Nanni said finding the money for renovations is often difficult because people often do not want to donate to a building already named for someone else. “It’s a major cost center for us because it’s very difficult to raise the money for significant renovations for buildings that are already named for someone else,” Nanni said. Senior and outgoing chief of staff for the McGavick-Gayheart administration Briana Tucker asked about adding air conditioning to older dorms being renovated. “All the dorms who don’t have it, we are looking into it,” Cullinan said.“It is definitely dependent on the size of the dorm and the age of the dorm,” Nanni added. “It’s at least a few million dollars per dorm.” Gayheart asked the two what their top priorities are for the budget going forward. Both agreed their top priority is financial aid and helping lower income students. “Low-socioeconomic students are our top priority,” Cullinan said. “I can tell you first hand how difficult it is to break cycles of poverty, dependency and violence,” Nanni added. “We need to increase the number of students we admit from these groups … but we don’t want Notre Dame to become a school that only focuses on admitting the very wealthy and the very poor, and squeeze out the middle class.”Another student asked about the national admissions scandal and how Notre Dame can avoid a similar issue. Nanni stressed admissions’ focus on putting together a “diverse cohort.” He added the process is complicated, especially concerning families who would like to give large monetary gifts. “From a development perspective, we try to be very careful,” Nanni said. “If someone is from a family of means, and they’ve got a kid who is a senior and would like to make a gift to the University, and we know the kid will be applying … we just ask them to hold off on giving. It’s not like you want to assume that person’s motive is bad, but at the same time we don’t want there to be any kind of connection.”Nanni also said legacy students have also been receiving attention following the admissions scandal. “We get criticized a lot for legacy acceptances as well, yet our traditional underrepresented minorities are significantly higher now than the legacies,” Nanni said. “So you have to look at it all in tandem.”Addressing rising tuition rates, Nanni said there is a “cost to excellence.”“We could definitely decrease our costs and sacrifice excellence, but I don’t think that’s what people want,” Nanni said. “People still expect there to be a standard of excellence in all that we are doing — not just in the classroom but beyond, and that comes with a cost. Trying to figure out how to do both and keep those dollars down is a big challenge.”Tags: Admissions, Corey Gayheart, financial transparency, Housing, Six Semester Policylast_img read more

10 best practices for a successful name change

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Changing your credit union’s or community bank’s name can be as scary as {insert your preferred cuss word here}. However, fear is often the enemy of risk. While making the strategic decision to update your name is bold, it doesn’t have to be filled with apprehension, dread and anxiety.We’ve helped multiple credit unions and community banks change their name over the years, and through our experience we’ve developed tips and techniques that make the difference between a dream project and one that can turn into a nightmare.Here are 10 best practices every credit union and bank should employ when undertaking a name change project:1. Remove personal biases from decisions.“That name, color, logo, etc. reminds me of my grandmother’s nursing home.” Those are words you don’t want to hear uttered during a naming workshop. All of us are biased in one way or another—after all, we’re human. But when choosing names, logos, fonts, colors, etc. it’s critical to put on our strategy hat and the hat of the niche audiences we’re trying to reach. We must think of others and not ourselves.last_img read more

The best tools for safely approving more auto loans for your members

first_imgBetween credit unions’ great rates and service, auto loans have long been a highly successful piece of their loan portfolio. In April, auto lending dropped more than 50% for both new and used purchases, but that had nearly completely rebounded by June, according to Experian; new car registrations were down only 10.6%, while used registrations increased 0.2%.Credit unions are well positioned to take advantage of auto lending’s rebirth. By connecting with the right fintech partners like 2020 Innovation Award winner Open Lending, institutions can offer a better experience for members with lower credit scores.Many lenders and their business partners have been warehousing data and creating proprietary formulas to help lenders make better lending decisions and get more consumers the financial assistance they need. The Financial Brand reported that 72% of big lenders use alternative data in their credit scoring, and credit unions have the ability to use this same data.Loans are even more difficult to come by these days for consumers with lower credit scores. Credit unions’ cooperative nature and mission to serve those who are underserved make them a natural fit to help those in need, particularly right now. During the last economic crisis, credit union membership grew while others tightened the purse strings. With the right technology and lending options, we can continue serving our members and reaching out to more consumers for growth, especially those who need it most during the pandemic.Learn more about the lending options that can help your credit union compete and thrive with these resources. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text center_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Salser Randy Salser was appointed President of NAFCU Services Corporation in October of 2013. He comes to the credit union industry with over 15 years of executive-level experience in the areas … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Drab to fab: see the before and afters of a Gold Coast unit’s on-trend transformation

first_imgA two-bedroom unit at 18/55 Duet Drive, Mermaid Waters, has hit the market after a trendy update. An impressive renovation has transformed this top-floor unit into an on-trend haven with contemporary flair. The quiet Mermaid Waters complex is surrounded by tropical gardens and also has a saltwater pool. The unit’s sun-splashed balcony has outlooks to these. Inside the two-bedroom pad, natural light floods all the rooms and crisp white walls contrast beautifully with timber accents. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35 After: it is now served up in style. The modern kitchen sits between the lounge and dining rooms. It features ample cupboard space, timber benchtops and a breakfast bar that doubles as a servery to the dining room. The bathrooms are a highlight. Floating vanities, round mirrors, bespoke floor tiles and trendy barn doors are just some of the features. Ms Hinton wanted to effortlessly blend old and new to fit with the complex. She said the tiles in the bathroom were one of her favourite aspects. “I took a real risk with the tiles because I needed a bit of wow factor,” she said. “Because it is an older complex, you want to bring the wow factor into it and have something stand out.”A manhole with a ladder which leads to the attic is another bonus. “We have started the prep to enable perspective buyers to be able to utilise that how they want.” The unit has a $469,000 price tag and is being marketed by Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Tash Santos. After: everything is now on trend.The main bedroom has an ensuite and built-in wardrobe while the second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and easy access to the main bathroom and adjoining laundry. MORE NEWS: Multimillion-dollar mansion sells amid ‘unusual’ sales surge Before: the kitchen was nothing special. MORE NEWS: Historic rate cut coming: experts center_img Before: entertaining would be a struggle. Barn doors are one modern feature used as part of the makeover. Before: the bathrooms were definitely in need of a facelift. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The unit has a $469,000 price tag. After: hosting guests can be done with ease. Owner Hannah Hinton, who runs staging and small renovation company Flair Home Styling, completed the project as her first major flip. “It was the first big project done completely by myself and hopefully the first of many,” she said. “I tried to go with a bit of a beach theme as it’s in such an amazing part of our Mermaid hood.”last_img read more

Teekay Offshore Books Two More LNG-Fueled Shuttle Tankers at SHI

first_imgTeekay Offshore has declared options with Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the construction of two, Suezmax-sized, DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings.The option forms part of a contract signed in August this year covering two firm and two optional units.The construction cost of the quartet is set at approximately USD 265 million, according to Teekay Offshore.The latest newbuildings will be constructed based on the company’s new Shuttle Spirit design, like their predecessors, which incorporates technologies aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, including LNG propulsion technology.Upon delivery in 2020, these vessels will join Teekay Offshore’s Contract of Affreightment (CoA) fleet in the North Sea.“This is another important milestone for Teekay Offshore’s shuttle tanker franchise since it further strengthens our position as the leading provider of CoA shuttle tanker services in the North Sea,” commented Ingvild Sæther, President and CEO of Teekay Offshore Group.“What makes me particularly proud is that these newbuildings, as well as the two shuttle tankers ordered in July 2017 to service Statoil’s needs in the North Sea, will set new standards for both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.”last_img read more

US man swept out to sea in baptism

first_img Tweet Share Share FaithInternationalLifestylePrint US man swept out to sea in baptism by: – March 31, 2014 93 Views   no discussionscenter_img Officials warned the surf near the area can be dangerousA California man remains missing a day after he was swept out to sea during an ocean baptism.Benito Flores, 43, was among several people helping his cousin, Pastor Maurigro Cervantes, baptise a man near the Guadalupe Dunes Preserve north of Santa Barbara.Two others were swept out by a huge wave but were able to swim to shore.The US Coast Guard says the search for Mr Flores was called off at midnight on Sunday.The baptism was just finishing up at 10:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Sunday when the church members were hit by the wave.“A big wave came and took Benito,” Mr Cervantes told local broadcaster KEYT. “I tried to take him out, he was heavy and then another big wave came.”The US Coast Guard and as well as local rescue officials were involved in the search but there are no plans to resume it.Santa Barbara Fire Captain David Sadecki said it would be difficult for anyone to survive more than 30 minutes in the cold water.Mr Cervantes, who leads the Jesus Christ Light of the Sky church in Santa Maria, said his church performed such ceremonies two or three times a year, according to the Santa Maria Times.BBC News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Lingard wants to prove his worth

first_img Lingard enjoyed a successful loan spell at Derby last term and a number of Championship clubs are keeping tabs on the midfielder in case he is made available on a temporary basis again. But the player is hoping he will do enough on United’s pre-season tour to persuade Louis van Gaal that he is worth keeping at Old Trafford. Jesse Lingard wants to stay and fight for a place in the Manchester United first team next season, rather than go out on loan. “The manager has not said anything to me at the moment regarding my future,” Lingard told Press Association Sport. “I am looking to stay for the first couple of months and see what it’s like “Obviously I would like to stay for the rest of the season, this is my club. This is where I want to stay.” Lingard looked to be part of Van Gaal’s first-team plans last term, playing regularly during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. The England Under-21 international then made his debut in the first game of the season against Swansea, but suffered a serious knee injury during the shock defeat and spent the next few months on the sidelines before joining Derby on loan. Lingard has gone the right way about impressing Van Gaal again this summer. He looked a threat after his introduction against Club America in Seattle and then provided the assist for Andreas Pereira in the 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes. United are not blessed with speedy wingers so Lingard is sure he can be of use to his manager this season. “The manager has been playing me off the right this time, and he said he would like to get two players for each position (this season),” the 22-year-old said. “The tour has been really good at the moment. I was (on loan) last year so it’s good to be back with all the lads and the backroom staff.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more