John Kadlecik Band Welcomes Oteil Burbridge In Boca Raton [Watch]

first_imgJohn Kadlecik Band was in Boca Raton, Florida on Thursday for a performance at The Funky Biscuit, as part of the popular jam guitarist’s ongoing run of winter tour dates throughout the southeast. The concert on Thursday was the first of two performances at the Florida venue heading into the weekend, and featured a surprise appearance from another notable artist from within the Grateful Dead community, bassist Oteil Burbridge.The notable sit-in on Thursday came towards the end of the second set, when Oteil joined the band in place of bassist Robin Sylvester to help perform “What’s Become Of Mary”. The lively tune was initially written and recorded by Kadlecik along with his other band, The Mix, as featured on their 2004 studio album, American Spring. The performance was then followed by a soulful cover of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”. The two musicians are of course no strangers to playing alongside one another, as they recently teamed up to take part in “A Merry Jerry Christmas” benefit show in California back in December.The 20-minute performance of both songs began with Kadlecik introducing Oteil before taking the band into the dance-friendly song. “What’s Become Of Mary” featured some impressive solos traded off between Kadlecik, pianist Benjie Porecki, and Burbridge. Fans could then be heard cheering in approval as the band continued into the opening lines of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, which quickly turned into a sing-a-long to go with more solo work from Kadlecik. Fans can watch the entire sit-in from Thursday night in the video below.John Kadlecik Band with Oteil Burbridge – 1/7/2019[Video: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Kadlecik and his band are back in action at The Funky Biscuit on Friday, followed by two more Florida shows on Saturday and Sunday to close out the brief run of winter dates. Kadlecik also announced earlier this week that he’ll team up with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Jay Lane, and bassist Reed Mathis later this year for a run of spring tour dates under their supergroup banner, Golden Gate Wingmen. Fans should head to the band’s page on Kadlecik’s website for a full tour schedule and ticket info.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

A thirst for justice delayed

first_imgThis is part of a series about Harvard’s deep connections with Asia.In the 1970s, the Khmer Rouge killed 2 million people in Cambodia’s “killing fields,” roughly a quarter of the population. Today, 80 percent of Cambodians say they’re victims of the regime, including half of respondents too young to have lived under it, but nonetheless affected by it.The results of the survey, conducted by Harvard researchers Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck, illustrate the depth and breadth of the impact of the Khmer Rouge’s bloody four-year reign. They also highlight the importance of trials under way today, called the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, to prosecute those who participated in the massacre.“We have people say: ‘We want to know what happened to our family,’” said Pham, a research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). “They’re all gone, missing. People want to know what happened to them.”Pham and Vinck, also a research scientist at HSPH and HHI, have been conducting surveys of Cambodians’ attitudes toward the trial since 2008, and sharing results with government and tribunal officials to help them understand the trials’ impact on national healing.The Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975 and ruled until Vietnam invaded in 1979 and installed a government friendlier to Hanoi. During its rule, the Khmer Rouge instituted a policy of reverse migration from the cities, expulsion of ethnic minorities, repression of former leaders and intellectuals, mass killings, and forced labor that, together with disease and starvation, resulted in deaths on a scale not seen since World War II.Phuong Pham (left) and Patrick Vinck have worked with a local partner, the Center for Advanced Study in Phnom Penh, to conduct several surveys. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe practices gave rise to the killing fields, which referred to sites where people were slain and buried in mass graves, and which became the title of a 1984 movie on the era. Among the most notorious sites was the Tuol Sleng prison, a converted high school in Phnom Penh, the capital, where thousands were tortured and killed.In 2003, Cambodia agreed to set up a joint Cambodian-United Nations tribunal to try those responsible for the killings. There were to be four trials, the first of which resulted in a life sentence for the commander of Tuol Sleng for torture, murder, and crimes against humanity. The second trial, of four additional top Khmer Rouge leaders, is under way today. The other two are pending.Vinck said there are delicate judgments to make on how far to extend the prosecutions. Many government officials of the time still hold positions of power, he said, which has led to allegations of political tampering with the trial and even to threats against some international judges.Pham and Vinck have worked with a local partner, the Center for Advanced Study in Phnom Penh, to conduct several surveys. They began the first survey in 2008 while at the University of California, Berkeley, and have continued their work since arriving at Harvard in 2011, issuing reports that year and this one.Pham and Vinck designed lengthy, structured interviews that take an hour to an hour and a half to administer, and then trained a team of about 30 interviewers to ask the questions while Pham and Vinck supervised.Results show that news about the tribunal spreads through the country, but not predominantly through media channels. Rather it spreads by word of mouth through families and friends. Results also show that the younger generation of Cambodians doubts the worst of the atrocities. Until the trial began, the Khmer Rouge era was not taught in schools. In addition, older Cambodians often don’t share their experiences, leaving a gap in knowledge.“Our surveys showed that the older generation didn’t talk to the younger generation about what happened, and [when they did] younger people didn’t believe the older people,” Vinck said. “The scope of the atrocities is so incomprehensible that it’s understandable that people don’t believe it.”Despite that lack of knowledge, surveys show that 51 percent of those polled who were too young to have lived through the violent period called themselves Khmer Rouge victims nonetheless. The researchers said that’s because the impact of family members murdered, lands confiscated, and lives disrupted reaches through generations.Pham and Vinck’s Cambodian work is part of a broader agenda of research examining the importance and impact of international tribunals and justice after atrocities. The two have also worked in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Liberia, and the Central African Republic. They said what drew them to Cambodia was that, unlike nations where tribunals were empaneled not long after the atrocities, the Cambodian court convened nearly 30 years after the Khmer Rouge took power.“The question is: How do societies affected by conflict rebuild themselves? What is the role of justice? What do international tribunals mean to people?” Vinck asked. “To us, it is an interesting case because it happened 30 years after the conflict.”They have conducted two public surveys about the trials, each polling 1,000 people. They’ve also surveyed 75 of 90 citizen participants in the first case and a 300-person sample of the 2,000 citizen participants in the second trial. They’ve done several smaller, targeted surveys, which all show that rifts in the nation have not healed, despite both the time that’s passed and the economic progress the nation is making under today’s constitutional monarchy. People still thirst for understanding and for justice.“For the population, it’s still important to see some sort of justice,” Vinck said. “The demand for justice is very local. They want to know what happened to their family and who did it.”last_img read more

See Motown Legends The Temptations & The Four Tops Groove on Broadway

first_imgThe Temptations and The Four Tops are joining forces on Broadway! We’ve got a first look at the two legendary Motown groups live at the Palace Theatre. The Temptations (above) features founding member Otis Williams with Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson, while The Four Tops (below) includes original member Abdul “Duke” Fakir with Ronnie McNeir, Harold Bonhart and Lawrence Payton, Jr. Check out these two sensational groups singing “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “I Can’t Help Myself” and more Motown hits from December 29 through January 4, 2015! The Temptations and The Four Tops View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Related Showslast_img read more

Pear disease

first_imgFire blight, a common plant disease that is persistent in the Southeast, makes growing edible pears in Georgia difficult.Fire blight is caused by a bacterial plant disease that infects trees in early spring, when young tender leaves and flower blossoms begin to emerge. It is most common on pear trees, but can also affect certain types of apple trees and a few other types of plants.Most pears produced in the U.S. are grown in Oregon and Washington, states where the disease does not become a problem.Affects blooms and stemsFire blight produces several different symptoms, depending on what plant parts are attacked and when. The first symptom, called blossom blight, appears shortly after the tree blooms. In the early stages of infection, blossoms appear water soaked and grayish-green but quickly turn brown or black. Typically the entire cluster becomes blighted and is killed.The most obvious symptom of the disease is the shoot blight phase. This first appears one to several weeks after flower petals fall from the tree. The leaves and stems on young, succulent shoot tips turn brown or black and bend over into a characteristic shape similar to the top of a shepherd’s crook or candy cane.Under favorable conditions, shoot blight infections multiply and continue to expand down the stems, causing the tree to appear scorched by fire. Shoot blight infections can expand beyond the current season’s growth. This causes dark, sunken cankers to form on the older, supporting wood.Plant susceptible cultivarsThe most effective horticultural practice for minimizing fire blight outbreaks is to avoid planting highly susceptible cultivars. Unfortunately, most popular pear cultivars are highly susceptible to fire blight. If you plan to add pear trees to your home landscape, do your homework and buy the best variety for Georgia’s climate.If your trees are already blighted, the only option for limiting the spread of the disease is to prune out the affected branches as soon as they appear. Pruning cuts should be made at least 8 to 12 inches below any symptoms of visible infection to ensure complete removal of diseased tissue. Sterilize pruning-shear blades with alcohol or household bleach between each cut to reduce potential spreading of the disease.Applications of a copper-containing fungicide/bactericide at or shortly after bud break in early spring will further reduce the number of new fire blight bacteria produced from overwintering cankers. Unfortunately, this will not completely eliminate the problem. Also, it is usually not practical for home gardeners to spray larger trees and be able to get good coverage. For more information on fire blight disease and growing pears in Georgia, visit the UGA Cooperative Extension publication website at .last_img read more

Credit unions are dropping free checking too — but millennials don’t care

first_imgStill store your money in a national bank? Here are five reasons that will change your Jess MillerMore people than ever — over 100 million — are now banking with credit unions, even though it’s increasingly costing them money.A recent Bankrate survey found the number of credit unions with free checking accounts dropped from 78 percent five years ago to 72 percent today. But free checking is still much more likely there than at banks, where only 38 percent offer it.“Credit unions have maintained free checking much better than banks,” says Dan Berger, president of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Five years ago, 68 percent of banks offered free checking accounts.“That 72 percent for credit unions has been steady for the last few years and likely will remain so,” Berger says. “For the few that have made the business decision to slightly increase checking account cost, the nonstop regulations that continue to be promulgated are putting stress on credit unions, especially smaller ones.”Berger argues that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight has strained credit unions, which now have to find more creative ways to keep costs low. But that hasn’t discouraged more than 8 million consumers who have joined a credit union since 2009, and one group in particular: millennials. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted amendments to the Decision on determining the list of companies of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia

first_imgAt the press conference after yesterday’s session of the Government, the Minister of State Property Goran Marić explained the changes to the Decision on determining the list of companies and other legal entities of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia.As Marić pointed out, so far there have been 49 companies on that list, while from now on there will be 40, which is a consequence of a systematic analysis of the situation and that the changes are logical, rational and economically justified.The companies that were removed from the list, 11 of them, are the Zagreb-Macelj Motorway, Bina-Istra, Brijuni Riviera, Brodarski Institute, Croatian Agency for Mandatory Stocks of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Underground Gas Storage, Central Depository and Clearing Company, Aeronautical Technical Center, Vukovar Port, Đuro Đaković Holding and Mali Lošinj Airport.He said the reason for removing those companies from the list is that they do not meet the criteria needed for a particular company to be on the list. “In order for a company to be on the list of strategic interest, it must be of infrastructural importance for the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Croatia must be the owner of that company.”, Said Marić, and as an example he cited Bina Istra, whose Republic of Croatia is not the owner, and which is ready for restructuring, recapitalization and privatization.Also, four companies that were on the list, but on the list of special interest, are now being moved to the list of strategic interest, namely APIS, Državne nekretnine, Hrvatska pošta and Jadrolinija.At the same time, two companies are included in this list, namely ACI and Croatia Airlines. On this occasion, Minister Marić announced that a large investment is planned, ie a project to build an ACI marina in Mali Lošinj, which will activate state property that has been neglected for 27 years.last_img read more

Reports of ‘massive results’ in family-friendly hot spot

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201916 Castor Rd, Wavell Heights.The renovated property has timber floors, security screens and plantation shutters throughout.Mr Rowland said the new owners planned to move into the house. He said the market was strong in the Wavell Heights area.“We have seen massive results in the last six weeks,” Mr Rowland said. “Buyers want properties around the $750,000 to $1.5 million mark.“They are looking for family homes in the area.” The property, nestled on a 541sq  m block, features an open-plan living/dining area with air conditioning and soaring ceilings which flow out to the outdoor entertaining area.The home is close to schools and parks. 16 Castor Rd, Wavell Heights.A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Wavell Heights has sold for $50,000 more than what it was originally listed at.The property at 16 Castor Rd, was bought by a local who did not know the property reappeared on the market.Place – Aspley selling agent Tristan Rowland said there were multiple offers on the home, before it eventually changed hands for $850,000. The property was originally listed with another agency beforehand.last_img read more

Saipem, Effiage consortium bags Tortue award with BP

first_imgFrench engineering company Eiffage and Italian oilfield contractor Saipem have been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work on BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. Source: EffiageEffiage said on Wednesday that BP awarded the company a €350 million ($400 million) deal for work on marine infrastructures on the Tortue LNG hub and terminal.The Tortue Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block offshore Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.The company added that the contract was awarded further to the execution of the FEED contract started in April 2018.The near-shore hub and terminal marine infrastructure are encompassing berthing facilities for a permanently moored FLNG, the loading of LNG Carriers, and an offshore breakwater to shelter those facilities.The 21 concrete caissons (16,500 tonnes), forming the breakwater will be built by Eiffage in Dakar, Senegal. Also, 2.5 million tons of quarry materials required for the underwater rumble mound for the caissons bed is expected to be produced, transported, and loaded for installation from Mauritania.As for Saipem’s scope, it includes the use of subsea construction vessel Saipem 3000 for the installation of berthing and loading facilities. Up to 22,000 tonnes of marine structures will be fabricated at the Saipem shipyard in Indonesia in Karimun, the biggest construction yard in Southeast Asia.While the contract value for Saipem has not been officially disclosed Offshore Energy Today has learned that the deal was worth between $350-400 million.In related news, BP awarded Golar LNG a contract on Tuesday for an FLNG unit to be deployed at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Namely, Golar won a 20-year firm charter contract for an FLNG unit which would be converted from the LNG carrier Gimi by Keppel in Singapore.Construction of FLNG Gimi will cost $1.3 billion and will take around four years. Expected to start production in 2022, the FLNG Gimi will liquify gas as part of the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project and be located at aa nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.The floating unit FLNG Gimi is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.Worth noting, Singapore’s Keppel has agreed to subscribe for 30% interest in Gimi MS, a newly formed subsidiary of Golar, which will operate the FLNG unit.Keppel and Golar have previously partnered on the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, the world’s first FLNG conversion project, deployed offshore Cameroon.Most recently, BP awarded TechnipFMC a large contract for the EPCIC on the FPSO unit to be deployed on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

LIAT and L’ Express des Iles issue advisories ahead of weather system

first_imgBusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel LIAT and L’ Express des Iles issue advisories ahead of weather system by: Dominica Vibes News – September 27, 2016 Share 296 Views   no discussions L’ Express des Iles has cancelled voyages ahead of the approaching weather system, while LIAT has announced that it could be forced to cancel some flights.According to the weather advisory, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 450 miles east of the Windward Islands continue to show signs of organization and a tropical cyclone could be forming. If this trend continues, a tropical depression or a tropical storm could form this afternoon into tonight while the system moves west-northwestward to westward at about 20 mph towards the Lesser Antilles.LIAT has advised that due to this disturbed weather system, it could be forced to cancel certain flights from late evening on Tuesday 27th September to Thursday 29th September, 2016.Passengers are advised to continue monitoring official meteorological offices, disaster preparedness organizations, radio stations and for further updates. Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of two weeks from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the two-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers. Meanwhile, L’ Express des Iles said it “must cancel ALL voyages scheduled for Wednesday September 28th and Thursday September 29th 2016, on the international regular line (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia) due to inclement weather conditions.Weather permitting, the Ferry Service will resume on Friday September 30th 2016.For further information, L’ Express des Iles passengers can call telephone numbers 1 (767) 255 1166, 255 1209 or 235 2183, while LIAT passengers can call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights. Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Zlatan exit: Javier Hernandez ‘considers LA Galaxy switch’

first_img The former Bayer Leverkusen ace became a much-loved figure at Old Trafford for his impact off the bench, as he amassed 59 goals in 157 appearances for United between 2010 and 2015. His best goal-scoring season was his debut year in England, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League despite starting just 15 of his 27 appearances that 2010-11 season. He last hit form in a successful Bundesliga spell after leaving Manchester, enjoying two goal-laden seasons for Bayer Leverkusen. Read AlsoWest Ham rule out move for Fellaini despite midfield woes He then headed off for two years with West Ham but never really got going on his return to England – with his move seen as a missed opportunity by Hammers fans. A move away from Sevilla could suit both parties, with the MLS season set to kick off in late February. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United cult hero Javier Hernandez could be on the move again, with LA Galaxy showing interest in ‘Chicharito’ just months after his move to Sevilla from West Ham. The Mexican signed for £8million in the summer but has only managed one goal in La Liga after starting just four games in the Spanish top flight for the Andalusian side. He could slot in perfectly in Los Angeles, filling the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the big Swede’s free transfer to AC Milan this month. Galaxy have reportedly signaled their interest to the 31-year-old striker, who is weighing up the move according to ESPN Deportes. Chicharito will have big shoes to fill, after Ibrahimovic scored a huge 53 goals in 58 games for the West-coast side in his two US seasons. Zlatan Ibrahimovic left a big shoe at the MLSAdvertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… last_img read more