Ben & Jerry’s To Host “Phish In The North Country” Exhibit For Phish Food’s 20th Anniversary

first_imgThis year marks the 20th anniversary of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food flavor, and the ice cream company is putting on a very special event to celebrate their partnership with the flavor’s namesake band, Phish. Twenty years after its launch, which was celebrated with a huge concert at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, VA, the company will bring the movement full circle by returning to the same theater with an exhibit called Phish in the North Country. The company will also have some of their neatest items from the Phish Food archives on display.Ben & Jerry’s Share Origins Of Phish Food On 20th Anniversary [Watch]The exhibit runs from October 7th through December 31st at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Theater. After you take in the Phish Food archival gems, take a stroll through Phish in the North Country for an intimate reflection on Phish’s incredible 34-year history. Three dozen posters and flyers celebrate the band’s local and regional roots, starting in bars and nightclubs within blocks of the Flynn Theater, and spreading quickly throughout the northeast, and then throughout the world.On Saturday, November 4th (11:00 am to 4:00 pm), there will be special gallery talks led by Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. A limited-edition Jim Pollock poster will be available to purchase, with proceeds to benefit WaterWheel Foundation. And, of course, plenty of free scoops of Phish Food.This year also marks the 20th anniversary of The WaterWheel Foundation, the band’s charitable organization that funds a variety of values-driven causes. Every time you dig into a pint of Phish Food, a portion of the proceeds goes right to WaterWheel. The foundation has found its niche in supporting the cleanup of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s most cherished natural resource. WaterWheel is also supported by the generous community of Phish fans. Phish donates $1 per ticket sold to WaterWheel, with fans matching that amount in donations every year. The organization also sets up a table at every concert featuring local non-profits who then receive the donations from that show.Learn more about Ben & Jerry’s upcoming Phish Food celebrations here.last_img read more

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Tank & The Bangas Release First Major Label Song, “Smoke.Netflix.Chill”

first_imgAround this time last year, genre-bending New Orleans outfit Tank and the Bangas were riding high after winning NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concert. Led by infectiously upbeat frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the group had just recorded their very own official Tiny Desk Concert and were gearing up to embark on their first big tour as newly-minted rising stars. The past year has been a whirlwind as far as the band’s live evolution is concerned, but today we got our first taste of what they’ve been up to in the studio.Tank and the Bangas’ new single “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” marks the group’s first release via a major label (Verve Forecast), and its a timely move considering 4/20 is right around the corner. The delightfully laid back, socially insightful, and weed-friendly tune will presumably appear on a forthcoming album, though no information regarding a follow up to the band’s only LP, 2013’s Think Tank, has been revealed at this time.Tank and the Bangas – “Smoke.Netflix.Chill”<<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span><span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>Unsurprisingly, Tank and the Bangas’ biggest advocates, NPR, got dibs on the premiere of “Smoke.Netflix.Chill”. Ball shared some thoughts on the song, which features guest appearances from fellow New Orleans artists DJ Rq Away and Alfred Banks, with the publication:“I wanted to tell this story from a girl’s perspective — a girl that actually wants to chill, instead of the guy pushing for it. I wanted to see where that could go. I’ve never written so many verses to one song! But it was so worth it to see the story in my head actually come to life. The organic feel comes from the fricky, fricky, fresh scratches from New Orleans own Dj Rq Away, the smooth, ever-so melodic sounds and beat boxing from Harbinger project, the male over tones from Alfred Banks, and myself and the Bangas — [it] created a feel that set the tone for true down-to-Mars magic! I went to a time when girls were confident if they were into you and it didn’t take away from their fly. We took it back.”While the new single marks Tank and the Bangas first release with Verve Forecast, it’s actually not the first song that Ball has appeared on for the label. Late last year, the singer collaborated with Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart on the tune “Big Bad Wolf”, which appeared on his latest solo album, RAMU. We spoke with Hart a few weeks ago, and working with the “brilliant” Ball was one of few topics that came up during the discussion.last_img read more

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A tuned-in savior

first_imgWhen Rachel Vandagriff, a graduate student from California, arrived at Harvard’s Music Department a few years back hoping to write a dissertation on the work of contemporary music champion Paul Fromm, Harvard officials pointed her to a stack of boxes once housed in the music building’s basement devoted to his foundation.Thinking there were only half a dozen boxes to peruse, she soon realized there were close to 40. During her research, Vandagriff unearthed, scattered in places like Houghton Library and the Harvard University Archives, a trove of material, including printed scores, letters, financial records, concert programs, photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, LPs, typescripts of lectures, and interviews connected with one of America’s foremost supporters of new music.“I give her credit for figuring out that all of that information was on our doorstep, was in our backyard, so to speak, and we didn’t even know about it,” said Anne Shreffler, Harvard’s James Edward Ditson Professor of Music, lauding Vandagriff’s research. Shreffler and three graduate students enrolled in her Fromm-inspired seminar developed an exhibit based on the extensive material. The resulting “Composing the Future: The Fromm Foundation and the Music of Our Time” is on view at the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library through May 2.The five-case exhibit, which commemorates the Fromm Music Foundation’s 60th anniversary (and its 40th at Harvard, in the music building), showcases the life and work of Fromm, who died in 1987, and his enduring organization that has commissioned more than 400 musical works since its inception in 1952.The new exhibit includes a copy of the score for Fromm’s most well-known commission, “Double Concerto,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Elliott Carter. Fromm (pictured) frequently called the ambitious, notoriously challenging piece his variant of “The Firebird,” a reference to the famous ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Photo courtesy of the Fromm Music Foundation/Harvard University“We are taking him out of the background,” said Shreffler of the German-born Fromm, a wine merchant turned new-music philanthropist who shunned the spotlight, preferring to shine it on contemporary composers such as Lou Harrison, Barbara Kolb, Gunther Schuller, and Roger Sessions, as well as on their works.A team of graduate students cataloged and inventoried Harvard’s Fromm holdings last summer. Building on their work, Shreffler and her students created an intimate look at Fromm’s life through items that show the rich results of his enduring support, and his resolutely democratic nature.In one case, Fromm’s desire to create a modern canon of works not yet established in the musical repertoire is shown in a survey that he mailed to thousands of musicians and composers, asking them for their recommendations. One respondent was Harvard’s own celebrated composer John Adams ’69.Shreffler said Fromm “wanted to support composers from all different styles and orientations. He wanted to be aesthetically open … and to represent contemporary music as it was at that time, [not just] a particular school or genre.”The new show includes a copy of the score for Fromm’s most well-known commission, “Double Concerto,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Elliott Carter. Fromm frequently called the ambitious, notoriously challenging piece his variant of “The Firebird,” a reference to the famous ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Pianist Charles Rosen, who premiered the piece in 1961, said its final section included “the most complicated rhythmic passage I have ever been asked to play.”But the arrangement of “Double Concerto,” which calls for two main instruments, a piano and a harpsichord, to be surrounded by their own mini-orchestras, helped to define the future of American music. “This piece being such a famous Fromm commission, so often performed, is something that inspired other composers to throw in lots of instruments in groups, and I think it really inspired a change in the way of thinking about orchestration in American music,” said Shreffler.Fromm was born in Germany in 1906 to a family of vintners who loved culture and art. He studied the piano as a child, and was forever changed by contemporary music on hearing Stravinsky’s groundbreaking “The Rite of Spring” in the early 1920s. That piece, Fromm said, “made a 20th century man out of me.” Fleeing the Nazi pogroms in 1939, Fromm relocated to Chicago, where he became a successful wine merchant and used his profits to help those less fortunate. He once told a friend he wanted to give back to the country that had taken him in by supporting “those most needy and worthy cases,” emotionally disturbed children, and American composers. One story says that Stravinsky once told Fromm, “I want to know you, because contemporary music has many friends but only a few lovers.”To help prepare for the exhibit, Shreffler’s students toured other Harvard exhibits and met with conservators and curators from to learn how to choose and display items in a show.“In some ways, it was harder because it’s so far outside of our field of what we have been taught to do as academics,” said Caitlin Schmid, who worked on the case dedicated to birthday letters and scores that friends and colleagues gave Fromm. But the work, Schmid added, also opened avenues of research. “This thing that we don’t normally think is part of what we do as graduate students will end up being integral in new projects that we will work on in the future.”Shreffler said the show builds on a growing movement to incorporate material things housed across the University into Harvard’s broader curriculum. “I have done classes in the past that involved going to the archives, but this is the first one where it resulted in an exhibition,” said Shreffler. “If you can work with the students with materials and then show it later, it’s really a different process, which I have found really valuable.”To help celebrate the Fromm anniversaries, the Harvard Music Department will host two free concerts by the Fromm Players at Harvard on April 12 and 13, with the music ensemble Sound Icon, conducted by Jeffrey Means. This year’s concerts will be held in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at 8 p.m. and will be devoted to works commissioned by the Fromm Foundation.last_img read more

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New Product Support Newsletter Series

first_img2017 AVAMARAvamar Monthly Support Highlights – December 2017Avamar Monthly Support Highlights – November 2017Avamar Monthly Support Highlights – October 2017Avamar Monthly Support Highlights – September 2017Avamar Monthly Support Highlights – August 2017Avamar Monthly Support Highlights – July 2017Avamar Monthly Support Highlights – June 2017 Dell EMC has recently launched a new series of Data Protection Newsletters for our customers and partners which provides product-specific updates on the latest in customer service offerings, key release and support updates, target codes, and more. Each newsletter includes helpful Knowledge Base articles for your product, expert troubleshooting advice for common technical challenges, and top trending support solutions.We’ve kicked off the series with new support newsletters for Data Domain, NetWorker and Avamar, and will be rolling out newsletters every month for additional products soon.View and download the 2018 Product Support Newsletter Series here and access the 2017 archived issues below:2017 DATA DOMAINData Domain Monthly Support Highlights – December 2017Data Domain Monthly Support Highlights – November 2017Data Domain Monthly Support Highlights – October 20172017 NETWORKERNetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – December 2017NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – November 2017NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – October 2017NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – September 2017NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – August 2017NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – July 2017NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights – June 2017 Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. To provide feedback on our new support newsletter series, or if you have ideas about the kind of support content you’d like to see in the newsletters, please share it with us at [email protected] AndersonDell EMC Social SupportFollow Us @DellEMCSupportlast_img read more

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Jamestown Woman Accused Of Sex Trafficking Two Young Girls

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.BUFFALO – A 23-year-old Jamestown woman is facing federal charges after allegedly sex trafficking two young girls.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Jasmin Osteen was arrested and charged with two counts of sex trafficking of a minor.Prosecutors allege Osteen threatened to harm the girls if they did not engage in prostitution. Furthermore, it is alleged Osteen took the girls to Buffalo hotel rooms to engage with several men.“This investigation and arrest are a result of interagency cooperation,” said Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone in a statement. “Human Trafficking is all too real and continues to victimize too many people. These investigations will continue with the help of our federal, state, and local partners. And we continue to ask for the public to report any suspicious activity as this form of slavery cannot continue.” According to a criminal complaint, the first victim moved in with Osteen in August of this year.Law enforcement was made aware of the alleged activity when one of the child’s parents reached out to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office with concerns.Prosecutors say the mother and grandmother provided screen shots of messages between Osteen and the victim talking about having sex for money.After working with the Child Advocacy Program in Chautauqua County, the first victim admitted she was forced to have sex with multiple unknown adults in exchange for money that was given to Osteen, which prosecutors say the second victim confirmed.Osteen made an initial appearance Friday afternoon before a U.S. Magistrate Judge and was detained.The arrest is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police, the Jamestown Police Department and the Ellicott Police Department. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),It is good to hear of the crazy bad things happening in this world but it would be great to hear more of the good that happens in this world. Even to hear how people can help make this world a better place.last_img read more

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Vermont seeks $125.6 million to fund rail upgrades

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation has announced the submission of two preliminary applications for federal stimulus money to fund $125.6 million in rail-bed upgrades. If approved, the upgrade projects would enable faster and expanded passenger train service across the state.The first application seeks $50.9 million to improve the rail line running from Swanton to Massachusetts through Essex and White River Junction, with the objective of increasing passenger train speeds to 59 mph, or even 79 mph through certain sections.The second application seeks $36 million to repair tracks between Burlington and Rutland and $38.7 million to upgrade the tracks south to Bennington and west to Hoosick, NY – also with the goal of allowing trains to travel at 59 mph.Vermont’s applications were made in tandem with proposals from all of the other New England states, in an coordinated effort to provide federal officials with projects that would complete an already established regional network. Working together, the six states are aiming for double ridership by 2030, along with increased freight movement. The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our New England neighbors said Governor Jim Douglas. The health of New England s economy and its environment is highly dependent on all states working together because of the proximity and interdependence of our major cities and towns.With the application process underway, the New England states will compete for shares of $8 billion allocated by Congress towards the development of high-speed and inner-city rail projects, with the twin goals of job creation in the short term and economic growth in the long term. In August, the six states will meet in Vermont at a high -peed rail summit to continue their campaign for enhanced high-speed rail across New EnglandPassenger rail along Vermont western corridor was recently thrown into jeopardy by this year’s budget cuts, but the state even found the money to continue subsidizing Ethan Allen, thanks partially to increased ridership.Final applications are due in September, with winners chosen in November. If Vermont is selected, work would begin in the Spring of 2010.The six key projects are listed, as outlined from a vision statement released by the six New England Governors.The Downeaster service which operates on a route included in the Northern New England High Speed Rail Corridor between Boston and Portland is a national model for the successful introduction of new intercity passenger rail service. The states along the Downeaster Route are working together to improve the infrastructure with the goal of reducing the travel time between Boston and Portland to two hours and increasing capacity to support 7 daily round trips.New Hampshire s Capital corridor will create easily accessible passenger rail service for more than 500,000 residents of Southern New Hampshire with stops in the cities of Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Boston. The rail line will also stop at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, creating a much-needed connection for tourists and travelers from across northern New England. Eventually, this service will extend north to White River Junction, VT and to Montreal fulfilling the vision of this designated High-Speed Rail Corridor. .Vermont s Western Corridor will provide direct service down the western side of the state connecting Burlington, Rutland, and Bennington with Albany and New York City via the Empire Corridor.Massachusetts will return the Vermonter to its original route through western Massachusetts via the Knowledge Corridor.  This effort, supported by the State of Vermont, is a vivid example of the ongoing collaboration of two states working together to improve service and increase the number of rail passengers. The Knowledge Corridor between Springfield and White River Junction provides connection between the Boston to New Haven and the Boston to Montreal legs of the Northern New England High Speed Rail Corridor.Through Connecticut s leadership, the group will work double track and replace bridges on the Springfield Line that serves the cities of New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield in order to provide the foundation for the larger rail network. Expanded train service will provide key connections between New York City, Bradley International Airport and will allow further development of the inland high speed rail line between Boston and New York.Providing the connection between Providence and Boston to TF Green Airport in Rhode Island via the Northeast Corridor as well as enhancing passenger service south of Providence will build on the long term transportation partnership between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In addition, Rhode Island is working with Amtrak on capacity improvements along the Northeast Corridor in Southern Rhode Island that will permit bi-directional overtakes for intercity passenger rail, benefiting all users of the corridor while providing for future commuter rail infrastructure at Kingston Station.Other projects the states will pursue include the development of corridor plans for the Boston to New Haven and Boston to Montreal segments of the Northern New England High Speed Rail Corridor via the Inland Route through Worcester and Springfield. The Inland Route is also important as New England s largest freight rail corridor. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts will develop corridor plans for the northern half of the Northern New England High Speed Rail Corridor, which extends from Boston to Portland and beyond and from Boston through Concord, NH, Vermont and terminating in Montreal.  Massachusetts will continue its investment in the South Coast Rail project and continues to be supportive of building a connection between the North and South regional rail networks.For decades the New England states have successfully worked through the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) to promote promoting passenger rail service in the Northeast. The completion for the electrification of the Northeast Corridor in 2000 is a prime example of the successful long term advocacy for passenger rail. The development of the Northern New England High Speed Rail Corridor will fill in the gaps of the region s network and be a critical element in achieving the Northeast Governors goal to double passenger ridership in the northeast corridor by 2030.Source: press releaselast_img read more

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5,875 – The number of credit unions with assets less than what?

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Can you guess what this number represents?  You probably would not have guessed that this is the number of credit unions with assets less than the balances held on the Starbucks app and gift cards, which as of the first quarter 2016 totaled $1.2 billion (Source: marketwatch.com).  As a point of comparison, this is more than double the balances held on prepaid cards issued by Green Dot Corporation.  Perhaps even more surprising is that a whopping 41% of all Starbucks transactions are completed using a Starbucks card or their mobile app (Source: marketwatch.com).  Starbucks has announced plans to introduce a prepaid Visa rewards card through a partnership with Chase at the end of the year (the full article can be found here).In the grand scheme of things, the $1.2 billion balances held by Starbucks, while impressive, is a small piece of the American deposit base, which totals more than $12 trillion (Source: bankregdata.com).  However, the continued disruption of traditional banking should be what gets the attention of credit union decision-makers, as these types of alternatives are growing quickly and are being offered by a more diverse group of companies that generally have had nothing to do with traditional financial services in the past. continue reading »last_img read more

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3 easy ways to save money this fall

first_img 105SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details You probably spent a decent amount of money this summer on vacations and just having fun in general. Then you had to spend money on all kinds of things so your kids were ready to go back to school. The sad part? The holidays aren’t too far off. If you need a few easy ways to save money this fall, here’s 3 ideas for you.Keep your systems off: If you’re anything like me, you’ve been keeping your house frosty during these hot summer months. Now that it’s starting to cool down slightly it’s a good time to think about shutting it off before the cold weather arrives. If you can wait until closer to November to turn your heater on, you can probably save a few hundred bucks. That’ll come in handy on Black Friday.Stop going out so much: In the summer, it’s fun to spend time and money doing fun things around town. Now that it’s cooling off, take advantage. Instead of dining out, break out that Crock-Pot, make a big batch of chili, and enjoy a hot bowl on a cool evening on your back porch. Haven’t been using that gym membership you bought back in January? Cancel it, and go for a run or a bike ride in the great outdoors. It’s finally cool enough that you won’t melt.Unsubscribe: Is your inbox full of promotional emails? I know mine is chocked full of emails from Amazon, Academy Sports, and tons of other retailers. As Christmas is right around the corner, it may be a good idea to unsubscribe to some of those. Sure, you might need some gift ideas for family, but you also may be tempted to buy a few discounted items for yourself. If you need help with unsubscribes, check out Unroll.Me.last_img read more

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Touchy topics you should never discuss in the workplace

first_imgWhen it comes to office conversation, there are varying opinions when it comes to what discussions are acceptable. To be on the safe side, it’s always best to err on the side of caution when discussing certain out of office matters while at work. Below are a few topics you should not touch on while in the workplace.ReligionPeople tend to feel very strongly about their religious beliefs. Furthermore, many view religion as incredibly private and take offense when the subject is broached. The best decision to make to avoid any workplace tension or ill will is to refrain from bringing up religious topics. You don’t have to hide what’s important to you, but because there are so many ways to worship, it’s better to leave this topic outside the office and just be respectful of different backgrounds and beliefs.PoliticsThese days we can’t seem to go anywhere without hearing about politics. The political climate is so divisive it seems to always stir up emotion no matter what party you affiliate with. Because politics today is often so contentious, it’s important to remember the effect political discussions can have on workplace rapport. Some people find it difficult to leave their political perspectives at work and when that occurs, it’s important to remain professional.Personal problemsIt’s absolutely fine to get to know your coworkers on a personal level. But remember, everyone has problems so there’s no need to share yours with your colleague. No one wants to hear about the fight you had the night before with your significant other. If you need advice or guidance on a personal matter from a colleague you consider a friend, ask to get together with them after business hours. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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Cuomo announced plan for COVID-related illness in children

first_imgAdditionally, Governor Cuomo announced the preliminary results of the antibody testing survey of more than 1,300 transit workers in New York City. He said 14.2% have the antibodies compared to 19.9% of the general population in New York City. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that the state is helping to develop national criteria for identifying the COVID-related illness found in children. Cuomo said there have been 73 reported cases in school-aged children. He said the symptoms the individuals have experienced are similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome. Cuomo said this could be due to the coronavirus. Here is a list of symptoms to look out for: Governor Cuomo announced the results of the state’s diagnostic and antibody testing surveys. He said the results show that communities of low-income and minority are suffering the most.  For more coronavirus coverage, click here.center_img Governor Cuomo also said this illness has taken three lives, including a 5-year-old in New York City, a 7-year-old in Westchester County and a teenager in Suffolk County.  Cuomo also announced a partnership with Northwell Health to expand access to coronavirus testing for low-income communities and communities of color. He said they will create 24 temporary testing sites at churches in minority communities in downstate New York. Prolonged fever (more than five days)Difficulty feeding (infants) or is too sick to drink fluidsSevere abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomitingChange in skin color – becoming pale, patchy and/or blueTrouble breathing or is breathing very quicklyRacing heart or chest painDecreased amount of frequency in urineLethargy, irritability or confusion Governor Cuomo said as per the CDC’s request, the state is helping in response efforts for this COVID-related illness. He said the state health department is working with the NY Genome Center and Rockefeller University to conduct a genome and RNA sequencing study to help in understanding this illness in children.last_img read more

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