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  • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Candler Park Set Featuring Zeppelin & Allman Jams [Full Audio]

    first_imgToday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared the 72nd installation of their long-running “Taper Tuesdays” series: a fully mixed and mastered recording of the band’s June 3rd, 2017 performance at Candler Park Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. For the festival set, bassist Jon Shaw, a frequent collaborator of Scott Metzger and Joe Russo, swapped in for Dave Dreiwitz, who was on tour with his other musical outfit, Ween, at the time.The creatively crafted set saw the band weave special “jams” into classic Grateful Dead numbers, like the Led Zeppelin “Friends” jam that sprouted up in the middle of “Truckin’” or the “Whole Lotta Love” jam that turned up inside their set-closing “Throwing Stones”. One of the most notable moments of the show came during “Slipknot!,” which housed a jam focused on the Allman Brothers Band’s “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”. The jam served as a fitting tribute for the late Gregg Allman, who was buried earlier that day two hours south in Macon, Georgia.You can listen to the full performance below (recording and FOH mix by Peter Costello, monitors by Aaron Gittleman, and audio edited, mixed and mastered by Eric McRoberts):Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Candler Park Music Festival – 6/3/17 Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Candler Park Music Festival | Atlanta, GA | 6/3/2017One Set (8:49PM – 10:56PM): Jam -> Jack Straw -> Truckin’ @ -> Friends Jam # -> Truckin’ Reprise -> Tennessee Jed, Black Throated Wind -> Bertha %,  The Music Never Stopped > Dancing in the Streets -> Jam -> Help On The Way > Slipknot! -> In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Jam -> Slipknot! Reprise -> Throwing Stones -> Whole Lotta Love Jam $ -> Throwing Stones RepriseNotes:@ – With Other One Teases (Band)# – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Led Zeppelin Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost Dead (This is what folks are referring to when they mention a “New Potato Caboose” Jam. Very similar, but definitely “Friends” by Zep.)% – With a “Fearless” (Pink Floyd) Tease (MB)$ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Led Zeppelin / Willie Dixon Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost DeadWhole Show with Jon Shaw on Bass, subbing for Dave Dreiwitz, who was out with Ween.View Full Setlist/NotesNext up on the schedule for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is a Saturday, June 16th performance at Founders Fest 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI. For a full list of the band’s upcoming performances, head to their website.last_img read more

  • Faculty Council meeting held Nov. 10

    first_imgAt its sixth meeting of the year on Nov. 10, the Faculty Council heard updates about plans for Jan. 2011, the Rockefeller funds, and study abroad.The council next meets Dec. 1. The preliminary deadline for the regular meeting of the faculty on Dec. 7 is Nov. 22.last_img

  • Sustainable Ag Master’s Degree

    first_imgPadova, Italy – To promote collaboration on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture today, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the University of Padova in Italy for a groundbreaking dual master’s degree program in sustainable agriculture.On May 3, administrators and faculty from the University of Padova and UGA met in Padova, a city in northern Italy about 24 miles west of Venice, to sign a memorandum of understanding finalizing the dual-degree program. The first students will be enrolled this fall.Both the University of Padova, which is the top-ranked agricultural university in Italy, and UGA, which houses one of the best colleges of agriculture in the U.S., are leaders in precision and sustainable agriculture practices.“This innovative program will not only provide UGA graduate students with outstanding training, it will also provide them with a unique opportunity to learn about the challenges, opportunities and leading edges of their field on another continent,” said Suzanne Barbour, dean of the UGA Graduate School. “This experience will serve our students well when they enter the job market in our increasingly global economy. I hope the dual-degree program in sustainable agriculture will be a model for others to follow as they develop comparable offerings in other disciplines.”The dual-degree program, housed in the department of crop and soil sciences at UGA, is the first of its kind in the college.The challenges facing agriculture in the 21st century are global and won’t be solved by scientists from a single country or continent, said George Vellidis, a UGA professor of crop and soil sciences who spearheaded the effort to develop the program.“When agriculturalists from across the globe work together, we can better solve the constant problems that emerge and threaten food production and food security,” he said. “The dual degree is beneficial to students because it will train them in both sustainable agriculture and global competence — a valuable portfolio in a globalizing economy.”Students who choose the dual-degree program at UGA will complete most of their coursework in Athens during year one and then travel to Italy for one or two more courses and to conduct their master’s thesis research during year two. Students beginning at the University of Padova will complete most of their coursework in Padova and then travel to the U.S. to complete their master’s thesis research and take one or two courses at UGA.To participate in the dual-degree program and receive degrees from both universities, students must be admitted to both institutions and fulfill all graduation requirements at both universities.“The dual-degree program with Padova will offer students a unique experiential learning opportunity,” said Noel Fallows, interim associate provost for international education at UGA, “by integrating coursework taken at a prestigious international partner institution into their academic programs of study, while also encouraging greater levels of contact among supervising faculty and serving as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and sponsored grant-funding initiatives.”The dual degree is being offered as part of a new sustainable agriculture emphasis area within the existing master’s degree in crop and soil sciences. Students wishing to pursue the sustainable agriculture emphasis area can choose to either participate in the dual-degree program or take all of their courses at UGA.“One of the great challenges facing humanity is the development of sustainable food production systems that ensure farm profitability with fewer farming inputs while simultaneously improving crop quality and soil health and reducing environmental impact,” said Miguel Cabrera, UGA CAES professor and graduate coordinator of crop and soil sciences. “There is strong interest in these sustainable agriculture issues among our undergraduate and graduate students. This new dual degree will offer them an opportunity to receive training in those areas while gaining an international perspective on sustainability.”The dual degree is the maturation of a 12-year partnership between UGA, the University of Padova and four other European and U.S. universities. Together, these schools formed the TransAtlantic Precision Agriculture Consortium (TAPAC) in 2004.Precision agriculture is an agricultural management strategy that helps increase the efficiency and sustainability of food production by using advanced technologies to strategically deliver water, fertilizer and other inputs to crops. When viewed from the food security perspective, optimal use of crop inputs ensures that resources are used as efficiently as possible.Since its inception, the TAPAC partners have exchanged 45 undergraduate students and eight graduate students.This semester, Dory Franklin, an associate professor in the crop and soil sciences department, is teaching UGA and University of Padova students while in Padova. Funding for these activities has been provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s International Science and Education program, the U.S. Department of Education, the European Commission, the University of Padova and UGA.“The dual degree is one of the important outcomes of a relationship cultivated over a decade between UGA and University of Padova,” said Amrit Bart, director of the college’s Office of Global Programs. “Building and sustaining international partnerships such as this takes the backing of both universities and their stakeholders. While other universities and programs are talking and thinking about dual-degree programs, our college and our faculty are making it happen.”For more information on the program, visit For a full timeline of the program’s development or more information about the application process, visit read more

  • Colombia and SOUTHCOM Align Victoria Plus Plan’s Objectives

    first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo July 20, 2018 The main focus of the First Interinstitutional Seminar for Unified Action was the integration of Colombian institutions to stabilize the region, consolidate peace, and transform areas affected by the conflict. The U.S. Southern Command- (SOUTHCOM) sponsored symposium, by way of its Information Operations (IO) division, was held in Bogota, Colombia, June 26-29, 2018. “Arauca, Catatumbo [Norte de Santander], Tumaco [Nariño], and Bajo Cauca Antioqueño are the [four] areas requiring joint and permanent control with all state capabilities. Colombia is now a bigger, better country,” said Army Brigadier General Hugo Alejandro López Barreto, commander of the Colombian Army’s Comprehensive Action and Development Support Command. “The map isn’t covered in red anymore, mostly green and yellow. We have to work hard and coordinate to eradicate the red zones.” The strategy consists of synchronizing, coordinating, integrating, and harmonizing operations between the government and private sector. International cooperation and community participation are also a must. The goal is to achieve stability in the various regions of the country through joint efforts, as established by the Comprehensive Action and Development initiative known as Victoria Plus Plan—the strategic planning umbrella of the Colombian Military Forces. Four phases, one purpose The seminar is the third phase of a program developed with the Military Forces’ General Command to lay the foundations of the strategy. IO specialists conducted the first phase in April with an academic and hands-on seminar on interinstitutional planning. During the seminar participants determined the operations in need of urgent comprehensive expansion. “In the second phase, a mobile committee visited the four areas to show commanders the joint strategic and comprehensive plan. In phase three [the June seminar], we analyzed the results of the mobile teams’ planning, and reformulated,” said Cristóbal Díaz, IO coordinator at SOUTHCOM. “There are many agencies in the field, but they aren’t in synch. We contribute to coordinate the design of the strategy. We work with the military, we support their leadership, but this issue should be intensified and addressed as a state policy,” he told Diálogo. Phase four will take place at the end of July 2018, at which point SOUTHCOM will deliver its final evaluation. A shared vision Representatives of the Colombian ministries of Defense, Education, Interior, and Transport; the High Council for Post Conflict; the National Authority on Aquaculture and Fisheries; the departments of Sports, Public Service (DAFP, in Spanish), Social Prosperity (DPS, in Spanish); and Comprehensive Action elements of each of the Military Forces of Colombia participated in the seminar. Participants recognized the importance of a permanent state presence to strengthen ongoing programs and start other projects to neutralize factors of instability. “We targeted 1.06 million homes in rural areas. Our social workers, 5,600 people, visited 1,102 municipalities, which allowed us to understand what people need and how to connect the state’s social support,” Catalina Moyano, DPS deputy director to overcome poverty, told Diálogo. “We need the Armed Forces. In many cases, we don’t have the [resources] to go to different areas or even knowledge of the territory. They do.” Territorial recovery Regaining the trust of inhabitants is a must to provide basic needs in critical areas. “We are coordinating efforts for institutions to be there on a permanent basis. What we need in Colombia is for national order to be able to focus on the territory as well,” Alejandro Becker, director of Organizational Development at DAFP, told Diálogo. “We designed a Comprehensive Planning and Management Model that brings 10 entities together and merges 16 management policies to dictate how processes should be conducted,” Becker added. “It’s a golden opportunity to integrate it to the joint action initiative led by the Armed Forces, whose entry into remote areas creates expectations that other institutions should support. We need to carry the comprehensive strategy forward for the state to work.” Assessing results to move forward The Victoria Plus Plan is part of the agenda of the state, private sector, and community. “We need to put this concept to work. We’ll have results in the short, medium, long, and very long term, which should culminate in the transformation of the territory,” Army Colonel (ret.) Samuel Alberto Ríos Sepúlveda, advisor on Project Planning, Social Innovation, Monitoring and Disposal at the Ministry of Defense, told Diálogo. “We should raise impact indicators in social, productive, and environmental management until the regions of Tumaco, Catatumbo, Arauca, and Bajo Cauca Antioqueño become productive and free of crime and narcotrafficking.” To that end, Colombia created the Intervention and Social Interinstitutional Management Template. The tool measures the development of state programs and public approval rates in the main areas of concern. “It’s not only about reaching the communities. The analysis of each stage is necessary, knowing at what point we overcome distrust to enforce management [to] create other scenarios and achieve transformation,” Col. Rios said. “Measuring tools for the communities are necessary, because they have to be committed. Otherwise, the effort is useless. This effort will take more than 20 years.” In search of a coordinator The seminar made it clear that there is progress in understanding the model and methodology to begin interinstitutional interaction exercises in the area. “Processes are built with time, knowledge, and support, like what we have with SOUTHCOM. There are two important channels: assessment and resources. The transfer of knowledge is essential for the exercise. The other is the contribution of resources to make it real. We can’t do it alone,” Col. Ríos said. Each of the forces made recommendations to strengthen joint actions. Among the proposals: state prioritization of municipalities and townships as per the Victoria Plus Plan; and training of a team composed of naval forces, divisions, task forces, and brigades to draft projects at a strategic level for the project. The military also recommended the creation of centralized joint action centers. The goal is to maintain control of operations, execute programs and objectives of regional institutions. The centers would also raise awareness among the population about the state’s opportunities and warn against illegal actions. “The challenge is to find a good coordinator,” Marine Corps Colonel Fernando Moreno, chief of Comprehensive Action and Development of the Colombian Navy, told Diálogo. “We think that the Colombian vice president could be great to present the results of Victoria Plus after a four-year-run. And we—the Military Forces, ministries, agencies—would facilitate these results,” he concluded.last_img read more

  • ‘Don’t be afraid to dream’: Indonesian student gives Harvard commencement speech

    first_imgIn her speech, Nadhira stated that working in public health provided people with the privilege of saving millions of lives and improving the health and longevity of future generations.”In a time of crisis, we realize that no matter how privileged we are, no matter where we come from, we are exposed to the same risks that [can only be overcome] through helping each other,” Nadhira said in her speech. Indonesian student Nadhira Nuraini Afifah was given the honor of presenting the commencement speech to the graduation ceremony of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.The 25-year-old student, who graduated with a master’s degree in public health from the school’s Global Health and Population Department, was selected to read a speech she had submitted during the virtual graduation ceremony on May 28.”The school didn’t specify any theme [for the speech], so I decided to talk about my experience as a minority student. I talked about how I struggled with it until I found out that Harvard provides musholla [small prayer house] in the campus as well as interfaith networks,” Nadhira told The Jakarta Post on Friday. Read also: Obamas, Lady Gaga, LeBron James join forces for US virtual graduationsIn her speech, Nadhira highlighted the importance of the public health sector and emphasized that it was vital that people put aside their differences to work together during the current pandemic.. Nadhira also encouraged other young Indonesians, especially those her age, to pursue their dreams. “Don’t be afraid to dream. Pursue your education as high as possible.”She posted her story about the selection process on her YouTube channel Nadhira Nuraini Afifa.In her vlog, she said she was not the only Indonesian student awarded the opportunity to deliver a commencement speech at Harvard, as another student named Andhika was also selected to present his speech during the Harvard Law School graduation ceremony.Topics :last_img read more

  • Home sells to keen local family prior to auction

    first_imgThe home at 45 Ackama Street Algester sold prior to auction.A lowset family home with a swimming pool in Algester has sold prior to auction.Marketing agent Brenton Faehrmann of Place Bulimba said the home at 45 Ackama St sold under auction conditions for $475,000 before the scheduled auction. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is on a 647sq m block close to parklands and schools. Mr Faehrmann said he had four parties interested in buying the property and a local family looking for a place to call home came out on top. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The area is well sought after, particularly by Asia buyers,” he said. “There is plenty of interest in the (Algester) market place and most of the interest is around that $450,000-$500,000 price point.“At that price point you get more bang for your buck compared to other suburbs in the area.” Mr Faehrmann said buyers were predominantly owner-occupiers. “Algester offers good shopping and there is a big Asian community,” he said. The Bulimba-based agent said he expected the Algester market to “hold steady” in the coming months.last_img read more

  • GLC Gets Money to Restore Areas of Concern in Ohio and Michigan

    first_imgThe Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announced last week that it has received funding to implement restoration projects in two Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs), areas of historic pollution and degradation. The GLC will support the design and restoration of valuable habitat in the Maumee River AOC in Ohio and the Clinton River AOC in Michigan in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Great Lakes states, and local partners.Since 2008, the GLC has been awarded nearly $40 million to restore key sites across the basin.“We are excited to expand our restoration work to new communities in Ohio and Michigan,” said Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission. “We’ve seen that restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concern generates both environmental and economic benefits by creating jobs, providing new recreational opportunities, and improving the quality of life for local residents in these communities.”The GLC will receive $375,000 to develop engineering design plans to restore wetland habitat at the  Penn 7 site in the Maumee River AOC near Toledo, Ohio, and to excavate and dispose of sediments to restore wetlands in the Black Creek Marsh in the Clinton River AOC in Harrison Township, Michigan.The GLC will also continue work to restore habitat in the Muskegon Lake and St. Marys River AOCs in Michigan and the Buffalo River AOC in New York. Funding for the GLC’s restoration work comes from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has implemented more than 3,000 restoration projects since 2010.last_img read more

  • BP: Angelin platform shaping up

    first_imgBritish oil major BP has completed what it has described as a major milestone with its Angelin project in Trinidad.The company has through social media said that it has, as part of its Angelin project in Trinidad and Tobago, completed the final deck lift and stack up on the Angelin topside.“The helideck and vent boom are being painted, and will be installed later this year,” BP said in a social media post on Wednesday, sharing a photo of the project under construction.BP’s subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC in June 2017 sanctioned the development the Angelin offshore gas project, located 60 kilometers off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 meters. The project includes the construction of a new platform – bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility.The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21 kilometer pipeline.Angelin was originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995 and appraised by the La Novia well in 2006.The contract for the construction of  the 992-ton (900 metric ton) four-legged main pile jacket and 1,323-ton (1,200 metric ton) four-deck topside for the Angelin project was awarded to McDermott, and will be constructed at the Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility. The platform and pipeline are scheduled to be installed by McDermott’s vessel DLV 2000.BP plans to start drilling in 3Q 2018 and first gas from the Angelin facility is expected in 1Q 2019. BPTT is 70 per cent owned by BP and 30 per cent owned by Repsol.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

  • EMEC explores hydrogen by-products use

    first_imgThe European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started collaborating with Zero Waste Scotland on a project to identify local applications for oxygen, a by-product of the green hydrogen production process.The new project launched by EMEC will investigate how circular economy approaches can be applied to optimize the efficiency of hydrogen production and stimulate the development of a local oxygen market in Orkney.EMEC has been producing ‘green’ hydrogen since 2017, using renewable energy from local wind and tidal resources to power an electrolyser, splitting water into its chemical components: hydrogen and oxygen.Hydrogen electrolyser (Photo: Colin Keldie)However, the cost of producing hydrogen is high, as roughly one third of input energy is lost as oxygen and low-grade heat during production, according to EMEC.Therefore, the newly launched project aims to identify potential value-added applications for the commercial use of oxygen, an untapped by-product of the hydrogen production process, and develop a more circular business model for hydrogen.Local industries such as aquaculture, horticulture, diving, health and aviation all use oxygen as part of daily business, EMEC noted.Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager, at EMEC said: “Building on the success of pilot ‘green’ hydrogen projects such as Surf ‘n’ Turf and BIG HIT which have aided the development of a hydrogen economy in Orkney, EMEC aim to explore the potential of the local oxygen market and are keen to receive proposals from businesses to identify local uses for oxygen.“This project will enable us to improve the efficiency of the hydrogen production process by embedding circular economy principles into our business model. It is hoped that the learnings from this project could be used as a basis for other island projects in Scotland and further afield.”Scott Bryant, Energy Infrastructure Sector Manager at Zero Waste Scotland, added: “This is an excellent opportunity to bring additional economic value to the hydrogen production process. By finding markets for the unused oxygen, we can create new and innovative local business opportunities, and also help to bring down future total energy production costs, making hydrogen generation more commercially attractive.”Integrating locally produced oxygen into the supply chain will increase island resiliency and reduce the environmental impact of businesses currently getting oxygen delivered from the UK mainland, project partners said.The project includes 30 days business support from Zero Waste Scotland as part of the circular economy business support service, an initiative supported by funding from both the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Program.last_img read more

  • WHO: Young people ‘not Invincible’ to COVID-19

    first_imgThe pandemic has completely upendedlives across the planet, sharply restricting the movement of huge populations,shutting down schools and businesses, and forcing millions to work from home —while many have lost their livelihoods entirely. While President Donald Trump insistedthe United States was “winning” the war against the virus, individualstates dramatically ramped up restrictions, with New York and Illinois joiningCalifornia in ordering residents to stay home. (AFP) Hundreds of millions of people have been locked down around the world as governments battle the coronavirus outbreak. AFPcenter_img HUNDREDS of millions of people worldwidekicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death tollaccelerated sharply and the World Health Organization warned the young theywere “not invincible”.last_img read more