Modest Mouse Plays An Old-School Show At A Sold-Out Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Tuesday night, the alt-rock legends Modest Mouse took to the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado, for a walk-down memory lane for the many fans who packed into the venue, many of which who have been following the group since their inception in 1992. While the group most recently released the critically acclaimed Strangers To Ourselves back in 2015, the group’s setlist primarily focused on crowd pleasers from their earlier discography, such as 2004’s Good News For People Who Love Bad News, 2000’s The Moon & Antartica, and appropriate for the Colorado show, 1997’s The Lonesome Crowded West, including one of the highlights of the night “Doin’ The Cockroach” off The Lonesome Crowded West. You can check out photos from last night’s Modest Mouse performance in Denver below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Rios.last_img read more

New lifestyles for Stone Hall

first_imgSince students moved back into Quincy House’s Stone Hall in August, after 15 months of construction, they have explored and utilized the new academic, social, and study spaces in creative ways.“What’s special about Harvard is there is a lot of learning that goes on in the classroom, but it doesn’t end there. I can go to a lecture on the history of Western music and when I come back here to Stone Hall and walk past the music practice room I can hear a piece by Mozart that we just talked about in class,” said Sarah Ward ’16.“One of the things I am most impressed with about Stone Hall is the diversity of community spaces we have here available to us,” Ward said. “There are alcoves for quiet study and bigger study spaces where you can work together as a group, or just hang out. They’ve really provided space for any kind of need we would have, whether it be an academic need or a social need.”In a few short months, Stone Hall has shown how House renewal will provide undergraduates with an array of improved spaces, each designed to better support learning, exploration, relaxation, and fun.The new smart classroom and the Rothenberg Conference Room are hosting about half a dozen classes this semester alone. The new music practice rooms, study alcoves, and the Kates/Tobin Community Room have proven popular for study, as well as for gatherings.  Residents also have benefited from modern amenities in their rooms.“It’s Harvard’s nature to think about the students and the need of the students, but to also maintain tradition. So I love the fact they kept the architecture and kept the old keys, but it’s a new space that’s conducive to what students need today,” said Vanessa Martinez ’16. “I really think they kept all the students in mind with all the decisions that went into this.”Harvard’s residential Houses — where undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty live, eat, work, and learn together — are the foundation of the College experience. As multigenerational communities, each House provides residents with an intellectual as well as a physical home.  The House renewal program is designed to ensure that each House can best support the learning and living needs of modern students.One of the largest capital improvement projects in the College’s history, House renewal is guided by five principles: preserving the historic character of the Houses; invigorating House life; connecting spaces and nurturing community; providing modern accommodations and sustainable operations; and accommodating the future.Leverett’s McKinlock Hall, the second test project, is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed when students arrive for the fall 2014 term. Construction on Dunster, the first full House to undergo renewal, will begin after Commencement in the spring. Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith recently announced that the renewal of Winthrop House will follow the completion of Dunster.last_img read more

South Dayton Man Charged In Identity Theft Case

first_imgShare: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) Pixabay Stock Image.SOUTH DAYTON – A South Dayton man faces several charges following an investigation into identity theft, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Joseph Gierszewski, 26, was arrested at his 37 Main St. residence Tuesday afternoon. Gierszewski allegedly used the credit/debit card information of another person without their permission to make online purchases worth $1,300 on or around Feb. 16.Deputies allege Gierszewski possessed around 3.8 grams of methamphetamine during his arrest. He is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree identity theft and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.Gierszewski was taken to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff office where he was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of South Dayton court on March 19 at 7:30pm. last_img read more

Bird battle

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaThey look like pinecones with feet. But the baby quail, pheasants and chukar partridges that wobble around the University of Georgia poultry science farm in Athens will help save game birds everywhere.Coccidia parasites can decimate a generation of farm-raised birds. In Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, where large numbers of pheasants and chukars are raised, farmers report a 50 percent loss in severe outbreaks, said Larry McDougald, a poultry parasitologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Birds that survive an outbreak typically don’t grow as large as uninfected birds. McDougald has spent 30 years studying coccidiosis, the disease caused by coccidia, in chickens and turkeys. “The problem with parasites was brought under control in chickens,” he said. He now wants to help game birds. And the North American Game Bird Association and the Midwest Poultry Consortium have provided funding to control the parasites in their industry, he said.Just like dogs and cats get sick from different germs than humans, different parasites affect different kinds of birds. A vaccine developed to fight coccidiosis in a chicken, for example, wouldn’t help pheasants, chukars or quail.But a vaccine developed for each of these top game birds would work. It would also save farmers money. McDougald and molecular biologist Robert Beckstead, also with CAES, are guessing that each bird will have two to three important parasites.A vaccine is the long-term goal. The first step in their work will be to identify which coccidia are most deadly for quail, pheasants and chukars. They will then identify parasite-controlling drugs for more short-term relief.To do the testing, they’re using technology Beckstead is an expert in – polymerized chain reaction. It can quickly identify the parasites they’re seeing in the field.“Until now, the only way to tell was to infect a bird,” Beckstead said. “Through PCR, we’re reducing times and also reducing the number of birds used in the study.”By developing vaccines and treatments to control parasites in farm-raised birds, they can also help reduce the potential for wild birds to become contaminated with coccidiosis, Beckstead said.The UGA researchers are getting help from undergraduate and graduate UGA students, a veterinary scholar from Iowa State University and two high school students in the summer Young Scholars Program. Researchers from North Dakota State University, Iowa State and Pennsylvania State University will send samples and help with grant applications.Georgia farmers don’t raise many pheasants or chukars. But they do raise quail. Last year, farm-raised quail production in Georgia was worth $31 million, four times more than it was seven years ago, according to the recent UGA Georgia Farm Gate Value Report. The jump is due to the decline of the wild quail population, which has faded in recent decades because of land development and reduction of their habitat.The birds are raised for specialty food markets as well as hunting.“Game birds are a growing industry,” McDougald said. “Some people are raising several million birds per year. They get more for those than for chickens. It’s a good cash crop.” (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Interrobang Design Collaborative, Inc. launches their new web site

first_imgInterrobang Design Collaborative, Inc., The Office of Mark and Lisa Sylvester, has launched their new web site. Covering the studio’s core capabilities, and displaying in-depth portfolio sections for Identity, Packaging, Print, Typefaces and Design Management, the site gives potential clients and existing collaborators thorough insight into the studio’s work and mindset.”We designed the site to function mainly as an online portfolio, allowing the work to take center stage,” says Mark. “Viewers can browse the categories individually, or go to the Design Management section to see a chronological history of work for select clients. When you have a client like TDK Electronics for over 9 years, you have quite a brand evolution story to tell.””We treated this project like any other we undertake. We went through several versions internally before presenting the overall direction and some variations to our outside programmer. They reviewed the overall strategy of the site, gave us constructive criticism, and clarified our technical questions so that we could proceed with confidence,” says Lisa.The Sylvester’s are often asked how a 2 person studio can truly be a “collaborative”. “The answer isn’t in our size, but in how we orchestrate the blending and building of the various components of a project, says Mark. “The client has their initial brief of the project, we set strategy for the team and keep everyone on task, we hire writers, photographers and illustrators to create needed words and imagery, and the overall solution grows from this fluid process of collaboration. We keep our overhead low, and have the ability to bring in the right people for a projects’ scope and budget.”Interrobang Design Collaborative is a full spectrum design studio that provides design and consulting services that range from identity and print to multimedia and website design as well as three dimensional objects and spaces.Interrobang’s clients range from local Vermont start-up businesses like Switchback Brewing Co., Soapdish and Fitness Options to large international corporations like TDK Electronics Corporation. The projects range in scope from identity designs to elaborate packaging systems, catalogs and publications.Their individual and joint work has been well recognized, winning awards from the AIGA, IDSA (Gold award for Product Design), American Center for Design 100 Show and many more. The couple’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions including the Type and Image exhibit at the Design Museum in London, the Identity for Letters exhibit at the Centre de George Pompideau in Paris, The Cranbrook Poster Show, and Soul Design. Their work has also been published in Typography Now, The Graphic Edge, Radical Graphic/Graphic Radicals, Print, Émigré, Ray Gun, ID, Graphis and Eye magazines.The new site can be viewed at www.interrobangdesign.com(link is external). Tag New Media provided the Flash 8 programming.For more information please contact:Mark D. SylvesterInterrobang Design Collaborative, Inc.2385 Huntington RoadRichmond, Vermont 05477802 434 5970mark@interrobangdesign.com(link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Vermont SHIP awarded $270,000 for 2010 grant funding

first_imgThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the first installment of funding to the Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to help Medicare beneficiaries in Vermont get more information about their health care choices. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 grants are continuation funds available to 54 existing SHIP organizations in the United States and its territories. The funding is available to SHIPs for the grant year starting April 1, 2010 and ending March 31, 2011.The Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program will receive $269,120, part of the nearly $41.6 million being distributed to SHIPs today as part of the total $45 million that is available to SHIPs in 2010 for direct grants and support contracts. Performance awards will be distributed to SHIPs in September.CMS expects the SHIPs to use the FY 2010 funding to provide one-on-one counseling and conduct targeted community-based outreach to an increasing number and diversity of beneficiaries who may be unable to access other sources of information.SHIPs are expected to increase their efforts to provide outreach and assistance to current and newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers, reach people who are most likely eligible for Medicare s low-income subsidy and may be able to benefit from lower prescription drug costs, beneficiaries with disabilities, and diverse racial and ethnic groups, particularly those individuals with limited English proficiency. Over the past twenty years, the faces of our Medicare beneficiaries have changed, representing more diverse groups with diverse needs, said Marilyn Tavenner, CMS principal deputy administrator. The way we identify these diverse groups and meet their needs must also change and the SHIPs are best positioned to reach them in the communities where they live.CMS will continue to support the SHIPs with training and technical assistance. This will help to ensure that the community networks remain fully capable of accessing and using CMS 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), regional office resources, as well as the online tools at www.medicare.gov(link is external) and www.SHIPtalk.org(link is external) to provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries.Source: Vermont SHIP. 4.5.2010# # #last_img read more

BTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAM | Focus

first_imgAlexandra Vila: In what probably seems to be one of the hardest times for the entire airline industry, such recognition motivates us to continue striving to be the best option to connect Latin America with the world.As the world has progressively started to reopen borders, we have been focused on helping travellers feel safe to fly again – and to know that our passengers value that commitment is the best recognition for us. BTN: How useful are accolades such as the World Travel Awards for airlines such as LATAM when it comes to promoting the brand to consumers?- Advertisement – NewerBreaking Travel News interview: Andreas Scheck, vice president, sales, LATAM – Advertisement – BTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAMSouth American carrier LATAM has been honoured as the best in the region by voters at the World Travel Awards, here we find out how valuable the title is from global senior manager of brand strategy and communications, Alexandra VilaBreaking Travel News: Congratulations – LATAM has been recognised as South America’s Leading Airline Brand by voters at the World Travel Awards – how does it feel to have won?- Advertisement – But this award also reflects our passion and concern, where our passengers are the focus in everything we do. We want to be the airline that connects Latin America with the world and every day we give the best of us to achieve that goal.BTN: Can you describe the mood in South American aviation in late 2020 – are we looking for a recovery as we head into next year?AV: It has been a complex year and according to industry estimates to return to pre-pandemic operating levels will still take a long time. At the beginning of Covid-19, we reached a point where we only operated five per cent.Since then, we have gradually reactivated routes and frequencies and hope to maintain this increase, during hard times our commitment is even stronger. We keep flying with passion, in spite of everything.BTN: How will the new LATAM relationship with Delta Air Lines help both carriers meet the needs of passengers moving forward?AV: Although the industry scenario has changed globally, the alliance between Delta and LATAM is a long-term agreement and has advanced allowing passengers to improve connectivity through complementary destination networks. This way, both Delta and LATAM passengers will enjoy access to an even wider selection of destinations around the world and smoother travel experiences. More than ever this alliance supports our passengers to move forward with one the most powerful loyalty programs in the region and also the connection of the region with USA. More InformationLATAM Airlines Group is the leading airline group in Latin America with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering services to 145 destinations in 26 countries, including six domestic markets in Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – in addition to international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and Asia.Find out more on the official website. OlderBreaking Travel News interview: Mamdooh Moktar, chief executive, Sky Prime Aviation Services AV: This type of award is a great motivation to continue improving our passengers’ travel experience every day. Today we are focused on our customers´ needs for greater safety and flexibility when they decide to fly, by reinforcing our safety protocols that include, for example, the use of a mask during the flight, having a ventilation system (HEPA filter) that cleans the air of bacteria by 99.9 per cent.We also offer travel flexibility, so they can decide to travel with peace of mind. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Indonesia’s health minister asks Muslim clerics to pray against coronavirus

first_imgThe congress, organized by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), was held in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung, from Wednesday to Saturday. Other senior government officials attending the event were Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, who heads the MUI, and Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi.The health minister – a seasoned military doctor – has repeatedly said he believes the power of prayer is one reason Indonesia has been spared from the virus outbreak so far. He noted that, from hundreds of samples tested by the government, none had come back positive, indicating that the nation was still free from the virus.“We can only pray, while also working, testing and taking action to detect [any virus infection]. If there is [a case of the coronavirus disease 2019], we will respond to it. We are still checking and preventing [the disease]; we are [taking measures] according to WHO standards,” he said as quoted by tempo.co.In his opening speech, Ma’ruf said many Muslim clerics had recited the qunut prayer while leading the dawn prayers, and that could have been the reason why Indonesia had remained coronavirus-free. As SARS-Cov-2 swiftly spreads across the globe, infecting thousands of people from Singapore to Northern Ireland, Indonesian Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, a devout Christian, attended a national Islamic conference on Wednesday to ask Muslim clerics to pray against the lethal virus.“I just landed here last night, [after] joining the Congress of the Indonesian Islamic Community. [The visit] was important, for I wanted to ask for a prayer,” the minister said as quoted by kompas.com in Jakarta on Thursday.Read also: From military to virus outbreak: What sets Terawan apart from predecessors In Islamic tradition, a qunut nazilah prayer is recited when the Islamic community faces a calamity, including a deadly plague.“Many Muslim clerics recited the qunut prayer. I also read the qunut prayer to stave off danger, epidemics and diseases. That’s why the coronavirus is staying away from Indonesia,” Ma’ruf, who is also a senior Muslim cleric, said. Ma’ruf also expressed his appreciation for Terawan, who has worked hard to anticipate the outbreak. “He is the goalkeeper. Even though other countries have experienced the outbreak, China, Japan, the United States, Singapore and many other countries, [Indonesia hasn’t]. The Health Minister said it is because of the prayers of the Muslim clerics,” he said.The Indonesian government has not reported any cases of the novel coronavirus as of Friday afternoon. Cases of the new disease have been detected in at least 50 countries across the globe. (ghc)center_img Topics :last_img read more

Tourism students to debate on improving tourism development in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Tourism students to debate on improving tourism development in Dominica by: – March 27, 2012center_img Share Roseau, Dominica – (March 27, 2012) – Students of the Dominica State College’s Tourism and Hospitality Department will debate tourism development issues in Dominica. Two teams have been selected to debate on the topic Dominica’s physical characteristics are the main impediments to tourism development.The debate, which is jointly organized by Discover Dominica Authority and the Kiwanis Club of Waitukubuli, will take place on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at 6 pm at the Fort Young Hotel. Derisha St. Rose and Monique Jeffrey will propose, while Philsha Pendeng and Verenna Auguiste will oppose the topic. The debaters are supported by research teams who will provide encouragement during the debate. Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association are expected to attend the function. Private sector sponsors of the event are Dive Dominica and Cobra Tours. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, runners up and best overall speaker. Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority 36 Views   no discussionslast_img read more