2 Mar

New Dweezil Zappa Interview Fuels Speculation That Phish Will Cover Zappa On Halloween

first_imgFor the record, this is clearly just a rumor. However, when the son of Frank Zappa puts the words Phish and “whole night of my Father’s music” next to each other, well, let’s just say our interests are piqued.In a new interview with the Missoulian ahead of Dweezil Zappa’s upcoming performance at The Wilma, Dweezil Zappa was asked about how Frank Zappa would feel about the feuding between the Zappa siblings. The guitarist responded, “I think he would be horribly disappointed at how everything has been handled by my mom, and now my brother and sister… Phish can do a whole night of my father’s music, and they don’t get a cease and desist letter, but I do?”Phish has never done “a whole night” of Frank Zappa music in their career. Of course this is speculation, but really the only time it would make sense for them to do a night of Zappa’s music would be at their upcoming Halloween performance.The band is very strongly influenced by Frank Zappa; though only one song is officially in their repertoire (“Peaches En Regalia”), Jon Fishman released a Zappa Picks compilation album a few years ago. The band also strongly considered a Zappa album for their Halloween show in 1995, but, according to Phish.net, “insanely complex overdubs, potentially offensive lyrics, and several tunes (esp. “Watermelon in Easter Hay”) that Zappa had requested never be performed live again” caused the band to reroute their practices to The Who’s Quadrophenia for that show.Additionally, there is the timing to consider. The “cease and desist letters” didn’t become a part of Dweezil’s life until this year, so it stands to reason that this comment refers to something that has happened recently, as opposed to an older reference. Furthermore, the band’s decision to play on a Monday for Halloween must mean that they have something in store for the performance.On the other hand, Dweezil – who probably isn’t as nerdy about Phish stats as we are – could just be making a sarcastic comment to emphasize his point. Phish more or less swore off of musical costume sets when they broke from tradition with the Wingsuit set of 2013, and continued that new trend with their Chilling, Thrilling Sounds performance in 2014. While the Halloween show could be a Zappa tribute that doesn’t pick on a particular album, this could all just be nothing but the hopes and dreams of Zappa/Phish fans blowing a quote out of proportion.While we won’t really know until we’re handed a “Phishbill” on October 31st at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, it’s certainly fun to speculate about what might be planned for that fateful evening. Until then, we have three nights at Dick’s and a whole fall tour ahead! See you there!last_img read more

1 Mar

Harvard upended by B.C.

first_imgHarvard’s men’s hockey team will have to wait another year for a shot at its 11th Beanpot Championship.Overwhelmed and overpowered by No. 14-ranked Boston College (B.C.), the Crimson were throttled, 6-0, in their worst Beanpot loss ever on Monday (Feb. 1).The severity of the loss came as a surprise given Harvard’s recent run. Even though the Crimson had entered Monday’s matchup with a 5-11-3 record, they had a 3-1-1 record in the past five games, including a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Yale (Jan. 12) and a 4-1 blowout on the road against No. 13 Union.After yielding the first goal less than six minutes into the game, Harvard tightened up on defense, holding off the Eagles at bay for the rest of the period.But 18 seconds into the second period, B.C. tacked on its second goal. That score crippled any momentum that Harvard came out with in the second period, and another goal eight minutes later silenced the Crimson for good.“They were clearly the better team tonight. They beat us to all the loose pucks, and they used their speed to force us into taking penalties,” said Crimson head coach Ted Donato. “I don’t think we gave ourselves a chance to win.”“This is obviously a great disappointment to our team,” Crimson captain Alex Biega ’10 said of the loss, “especially on such a great national stage.”The excessive physical play of the Crimson may be the biggest reason for their struggles, since they drew a season-high 17 penalties, for a total of 58 minutes in the penalty box.Harvard, which lost a 4-3 nail-biter to B.C. earlier this season (Dec. 6), has now dropped six straight to the Eagles.“They were solid. We had a couple of runs that might have given us a chance to get back into the game, but give Boston College a lot of credit,” Donato added. “We were never able to get into what we were trying to do, and their speed and skill had a large role in that.”The Crimson will have to regroup quickly, with two Ivy League road contests this weekend against Brown (Feb. 5) and Yale (Feb. 6), before heading back to the TD Banknorth Garden for the Beanpot Consolation game next Monday (Feb. 8) at 5 p.m. against Northeastern. The last time the two teams met in the Beanpot was in 2008, when  Harvard defeated the Huskies, 3-1, to skate into the title game.“We’ve certainly built some positive momentum over the last month,” said Donato. “This is a tough pill to swallow, but I think we’re trying to get back to a point where we come into a Beanpot with a real strong record and have a chance to win.”“I think, for the most part, we’ll get better as time goes on,” said Biega. “We just have to keep working and stick together. We win and lose as a team.”last_img read more

1 Mar

Worldwide Week spotlights Harvard’s global presence

first_img A lost Yugoslavia Related ‘To be horrified by inequality and early death and not have any kind of plan for responding — that would not work for me’ On any given week, Harvard’s campus is host to lectures, exhibitions, and seminars highlighting research by faculty and students conducting their work around the globe. A network of international offices for Harvard Business School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and University interfaculty initiatives maintains Harvard’s presence beyond its geographical boundaries, extending its footprint to almost every continent. As we recently learned, Harvard research extends even to the frigid reach of the South Pole.Worldwide Week at Harvard aims to shine a bright light on this international work.Starting with its kickoff event Friday, Engaging the World: Harvard College International Opportunities Fair, and continuing through Oct. 12, Harvard Schools, departments, research centers, student organizations, and administrative offices will host more than 50 events showcasing the breadth and depth of Harvard’s global engagement. Worldwide Week, now in its third year, provides a chance for the entire University community to participate in conversations about Harvard’s work worldwide, and draws attention to the inherently international nature of the research and teaching enterprise today. Events this year consider multiple perspectives, diverse voices, and cross-discipline conversations.This focus was inspired by the call to action included in the recommendations from the Report of the Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Incorporating these prompts was critical, according to Mark Elliott, vice provost for international affairs, because, “It was important for us to encourage our colleagues to keep in mind the [taskforce] recommendations as we celebrate the robust opportunities for international research and study presently available to our community at Harvard. As this year’s program comes together, we are thrilled to acknowledge and showcase those whose voices and perspectives are not always represented here at Harvard, or in academia more broadly.”To advance this call to action, an information session hosted by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging will be offered on Oct. 10, providing details about grant funding opportunities available to all members of the Harvard community through the Culture Lab Innovation Fund.,“The timing of this Worldwide Week event is ideal. Just days ago, U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs handed down a decision that reaffirms the importance of diversity as a way to enrich the education of every student. At Harvard, we draw strength from the confluence of cultures on our campus. And, mindful of the kind of true excellence that can only come from diversity, we are working hard to ensure that our global community feels a strong sense of belonging at this institution. To that end, the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund is looking to surface ideas that will strengthen our capacity to advance a University-wide culture of belonging,” said John Silvanus Wilson, senior adviser and strategist to the president of Harvard University.This year’s Worldwide Week includes three events taking place internationally: On Tuesday in Mexico City, the Matos Lecture co-hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Harvard Divinity School in collaboration with the Moses Mesoamerican Archive will feature a lecture by Los Angeles County Museum of Art Deputy Director Diana Magaloni. The lecture will be live-streamed. On Oct. 10, Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy, will host a lecture by Visiting Professor Patricia Falguières titled “Aristotle and the Duplicity of Nature: Proposals for an Ontological Turn of Art History.” In Tunis on Oct. 11 the Center for Middle Eastern Studies will host a talk by Harvard Graduate School of Design Professor Gareth Doherty titled “Paradoxes of Green: Color, Space, and Environmental Movement.”Signature events for the week will continue to welcome, large enthusiastic crowds, including Monday’s Harvard Global Health Initiative symposium “15+ Years of PEPFAR”; Tuesday’s cross-discipline conversation “Future of Cities: Water,” featuring an introduction by Professor Sarah Whiting, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Wednesday’s “International Comedy Night” featuring Cristela Alonzo, hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.,Sample events include:Film screening: “Bending the Arc,” with a Q&A with Salmaan Keshavjee and Mercedes Becerra, Monday at 3:30 p.m.Worldwide programming on WHRB 95.3 and streamed live online: Live recordings, exclusive interviews, and student performances.Through Oct. 8, a photo exhibit at the Harvard Law School Wasserstein Campus Center examining the impact of nuclear weapons and progress toward their elimination.“Climate Change, the Environment, and Oral Health,” hosted by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Office of Global and Community Health, features speakers from the School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston College, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.“Destination World: Student Tales From Beyond the Comfort Zone,” Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m.Social events for students and alumni take place almost every day, including the All-Africa Mixer, Woodbridge Society Meet and Greet, Harvard Chan CultureFest, and Spanish Undergraduate Association’s Fall 2019 Welcome.Most events are free and open to the public. Some require RSVP or registration in advance, as noted on the Worldwide Week calendar, which is searchable by day and type of program. For a full listing of events, and more information, visit http://worldwideweek.harvard.edu. A selection of photos by Nobel laureate Martin Karplus taken in post-war Europe on display Paul Farmer on Partners In Health, ‘Harvard-Haiti,’ and making the lives of the poor the fight of his life The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

20 Dec

Nicaragua Sentences 18 Mexicans for Money Laundering

first_imgBy Dialogo December 12, 2012 A Nicaraguan Court proceeded to sentence 18 Mexicans accused of money laundering, international drug trafficking, and organized crime association on December 10. The individuals were detained in August, when they transported $9.2 million. The ninth judge, Criminal Trial District, Edgard Altamirano, opened the process at noon on December 10, under tight security, in the judiciary complex of Nejapa, west of Managua. The Mexicans entered Nicaragua through an immigration post in Las Manos, 220 kilometers north of Managua on August 20, and introduced themselves as journalists and technicians working for the Mexican broadcasting company Televisa, according to the prosecutor. Among the accused Mexicans, there is Raquel Alatorre, only woman and alleged leader of the gang, who said she was a Televisa journalist and anchor. Three witnesses for the prosecution with their heads covered to protect their identity, immigration officials, and police investigators said Alatorre was the person giving orders to the other 17 detainees. The Mexicans were in Nicaragua at least five times between 2010 and 2012, according to hotel registries where they stayed every time they entered the country. “Most of the time, they registered under Televisa or Raquel Alatorre,” stated guest services agent for the hotel in the capital, María Eugenia Mejía. On August 22 this year, the group stayed at the hotel, and Alatorre asked for nine executive rooms again, paid in cash and did not ask for a bill. They were there in July as well, but there was no proof of payment because “nobody picked up the bill or change,” employee Julio Rocha said. The Mexican television company denied any link with the accused, and did report misappropriation of the name and signature faculties, and requested to be represented in the trial with two lawyers of a Nicaraguan firm. News reports said that, since 2008, the Mexicans were moving throughout Central America in a convoy of stolen vehicles with satellite and equipment transmission, as well as Televisa logos, which facilitated their circulation.last_img read more

19 Dec

Bar pledges better services for its sections

first_img October 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Bar pledges better services for its sections Bar pledges better services for its sections Gary Blankenship Senior Editor The Florida Bar cares about Bar sections and is committed to improving ties and providing better services.Bar President Alan Bookman and President-elect Hank Coxe brought that message to the Board of Governors’ August 27 retreat in St. Pete Beach that included representatives from most of the Bar’s sections.“I want a free flow of information on both sides,” Bookman said as he opened the retreat. “We want to hear from the sections back to us. . . what the Bar is or is not doing for sections.”Discussions ranged from whether board liaisons to the sections are doing their jobs, to improving diversity in section membership, to ensuring continuity among section leadership.The Bar and section leaders spent hours discussing Bar section relations, the new financial arrangements between the Bar and its sections, and exploring ways that Bar and section operations and services can be improved.It included an announcement from Bar Director of Professional Development Yvonne Sherron that the Bar is working on upgrading its CLE technology.Sherron said the Bar is working on a plan to offer CLE courses by DVD, CD, and MP3 technology, instead of just the current video and audio tapes.Bookman said the budget for making those additional offerings will be presented to the Board of Governors at its October meeting.The group had an extensive discussion about Board of Governors members who serve as liaisons to sections. Bookman said the board, with 52 members, tries to appoint more experienced members to be liaisons with the 23 sections. But he and Hank Coxe said it can be difficult sometimes to match a board member with experience in some sections’ legal areas.General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Chair Linzie Bogan said the section’s protocols include having each year’s chair make contact with the section’s board liaison to encourage participation in section activities.“Communication is the key,” said Julius Zschau, chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. “Our section leadership is not at all shy about contacting our Bar liaison and letting him or her know what we think.”Board member Jesse Diner, who is liaison for the Practice Management and Development Section, said it may be impossible for a busy board member to make all section meetings. But he said he does keep up with section e-mails and attends as many meetings as he can.“When I am there, they make clear to me their state of mind, and vice versa,” he said.In response to a question, Bookman said there is no special training for board members who become section liaisons, but they are advised to attend as many meetings as possible and that they are expected to be a two-way conduit between their sections and the board.The president noted that the new financial arrangements between the sections and the Bar, approved by the board earlier this year after extensive discussions with section leaders, showed the need for good communications.That effort, aimed at reducing the Bar’s losses for supporting section activities, initially caused concerns among section leaders, but most misgivings were worked out in the eventual compromise, he said.Former board member Jerald Beer, who helped devise the financial solution, presented updated figures to the section leaders, showing how the changes would have affected their budgets had it been in place for the 2004-05 budget year.Beer said under the new scheme, the Bar’s costs for supporting the sections would have been reduced from $591,505 to $115,290 for the past fiscal year. Sections on the other hand, would have actually seen their CLE income rise, from $377,684 to $439,970. (Actually, under a phase-in plan, the sections would have gotten $549,962.)Retreat participants spent considerable time discussing ways to attract new members to sections and improving diversity. Young Lawyers Division President Jamie Moses reported that the YLD is compiling a brochure on service opportunities in the Bar and plans to distribute it to law schools this fall. She also said section members in their day-to-day dealings should be on the lookout for potential section members. “An invitation is all somebody wants,” she said.Other members discussed the need to have section and Bar functions at places affordable to young, government, and legal aid attorneys. Mitchell Horowitz, chair of the Tax Section, said the section is copying an ABA approach and offering free lunch CLE programs around the state, paid for by a sponsor who is provided a two-minute pitch.“Many firms are sensitive about associates traveling and running up costs, but they want them to be involved,” he said.Bogan suggested using videoconference facilities to cut costs. Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., said that has been done successfully by the Media Law Committee, but some other Bar groups have been reluctant to use videoconferencing, preferring face-to-face meetings. He said the Bar is continuing to study that issue.On other matters, retreat participants heard:• Council of Section Chair Jeff Wasserman and Board of Governors member Mayanne Downs, liaison to the council, pledge close cooperation for the coming year. “The council can be a very, very strong voice with the Board of Governors,” Wasserman said.• Several sections describe how they prepare their leadership, sometimes using mentors or having them occupy several positions, such as secretary, treasurer, and chair-elect, before becoming chair.• That some sections have set term limits to ensure turnover on their executive councils, and also some have mentorship programs to help new council members.President Bookman closed the retreat by reminding the section leaders that section work is vital to the Bar, especially on CLE programs.“I want to thank you for the things that you do for the profession, for the things you have done for years and years for our profession,” he said. “Without the people in this room running the sections, putting on the substantive CLE, the practice of law in Florida would not be what it is.”last_img read more

18 Nov

Franjo Tuđman Airport certified as safe in the conditions of the COVID 19 pandemic

first_imgIt is a process of examining the conditions and organization for the safe use of airport space, prescribed in accordance with the recommended health measures set out in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery Guidelines. In the procedure of assessment of all submitted evidence, Zagreb International Airport proved that it provides conditions for safe travel to all users, and received the Certificate: AIRPORT HEALTH ACCREDITATION, for the next 12 months. “We are extremely proud of the high achievement in the demanding process of verifying the management of all measures to protect against COVID-19 infection at the Franjo Tuđman Airport. With the certificate “safe airport in the conditions of COVID-19 pandemic” which we received among the first airports in Europe, we have proven our commitment to protect the health of passengers, employees and all users of our services, which is certainly a prerequisite for gradual recovery, said Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, President of the Management Board of Zagreb International Airport. Zagreb International Airport is one of the first European airports to successfully pass the accreditation program for the establishment of health security measures in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic The program is designed to identify and demonstrate the fact that airports are safe places to stay when traveling, and to take precautions to reduce any risk to passenger health. center_img Zagreb International Airport has successfully passed the accreditation program for the establishment of health security measures in the conditions of COVID-19 at airports, developed by the Airports Council International (ACI World). Photo: Zagreb Airportlast_img read more

6 Oct

Family home perfect for first homeowner or downsizer

first_imgThe master bedroom has a garden outlook.The kitchen features new stainless steel Blanco appliances and gas cooktop, new benchtops, ample storage space and breakfast bar overlooking the stunning landscaped gardens. The three large, airconditioned bedrooms have built-in robes and ceiling fans and the master bedroom has an ensuite and a huge walk-in robe.The home is on the market for offers in the high $500,000s. The home at 11 Arafura Cresent, Tingalpa has been updated.THIS beautifully-presented home is on a 492sq m block backing on to bushland. The three-bedroom property has undergone extensive updates including a fully repainted interior and roofing, upgraded electrical and plumbing, crimesafe front door, security system, new ceiling fans and airconditioning units.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 2020The open plan living hub has low maintenance tiled floors.Inside, a wide entry hall opens to the air-conditioned open plan living, dining and kitchen area.This space flows out to the covered alfresco area with a has connection for outdoor cooking — perfect for entertaining year round.last_img read more

28 Sep

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference and Navingo Career Event continue in modified set-up

first_img“We opted for a modified set-up: partly digital, partly on location,” says Coert van Zijll Langhout, Managing Director Navingo. “For a long time, and due to a wide range of measures and stakeholder consultation, maintaining the original formats was realistic. The latest developments now force us to change course. Which is what we have done.” Looking at current developments, Navingo has had to adapt to a changing reality and its customer wishes more and faster than ever before in order to realise a full-value Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) and an effective Navingo Career Event (NCE). Therefore, both events will continue on 27 and 28 October 2020 in a digitally enhanced format, where networking, sharing knowledge and visibility will still be leading. The modified format is corona-proof and a combination between an easy-to-navigate virtual environment and activities in RAI Amsterdam. Round-table sessions,showcases and one-on-one conversations, it’s all possible, sometimes even betterthan before. “We have the right tools to effectively bring our exhibitors tothe attention of their target groups. Our team is currently working day andnight to achieve the goals of our customers and visitors: to connect, generate leads,get new ideas and fill vacancies.”  OEEC will be recorded andbroadcasted live from RAI Amsterdam. The event can also be partly visited onsite. Networking and visibility will be addressed by matchmaking, digital roundtables and showcases in a way that supports interaction. Talk shows andindustry insights with thought leaders are part of the programme as usual. NCE will take shape through aseries of thematic online events. For each event, relevant students, (young)professionals and job seekers will be invited to participate, leading tohigh-quality, targeted interaction. The kick-off is part of the OEEC programme. For almost two decades Navingois creating connections in the offshore energy and maritime industry and it hasgrown a large online community in doing so. Both www.offshore-energy.bizand www.navingocareer.com have a wide international reach. Combininga large, real-time online set-up with in-person activities in RAI Amsterdam bringsthe capacity to reach the community of 700,000 monthly users,630,000 social followers and 130,000 newsletter subscribers.  “We are convinced that we can fulfil our role as connector in these turbulent times and are doing our utmost to bring the full potential of the programmes into practice. Stay tuned in coming weeks, as we will update exhibitors and visitors on the programme, participants and key industry leaders you’ll be able to meet on 27 and 28 October 2020.”last_img read more

24 Sep

Bruins Win CYO Games (1-15)

first_imgSt. Louis-1 jumped out to a 18-7 first quarter lead to defeat St. Catherine 58-39.St. Louis kept up its strong play in the second quarter as they outscore St. Catherine 21-3 to take a 39-10 lead in at halftime. Our defensive played extremely well which lead to some easy baskets. This was the best team effort we have had all year.Cardinals Scoring.  Anthony Butz 14, Zach Prickle 10, Sam Bedel 6, Paul Ritter 6, Alex Roell 6, Cooper Williams 4, Caleb Moster 4, Nick Tekulve 4, Nathan Batta 2, Evan Straber 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 defeated Holy Family 57-45.STL-2 got off to a slow start as they trailed 16-6 after the first quarter. But in the second quarter St. Louis-2 defensive stepped up as they only allowed 3 points and the took a 23-19 lead in at halftime. Our defensive came up big in the second quarter helping us to get back into the game. St. Louis continued to play well the rest of the game as they were able to pull away to secure the win.Bruins Scoring. George Ritter 15, Gus Cooper 14, Nathan Eckstein 8, Sam Giesting 7, Lane Oesterling 7, Nathan Eckstein 8, Bret Wroblewski 6.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more

24 Sep

Bulldogs Victorious Over Trojans

first_imgBatesville defeated East Central 4-1 on Monday.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe was defeated by Chase Lambernides 4-6, 6-1, 2-6#2 Singles- George Ritter defeated Brody Taylor 6-3, 6-0#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Gavin Daniels 2-6, 6-3, 6-3#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld & Same Giesting defeated Cole Davidson  Jared Volpenhein 6-4, 3-6, 6-0#2 Doubles- Cooper Williams & Adam Scott defeated Zach Bovard & Allen Pope 6-4, 6-0In JV, Batesville won 3-1. Grant Story won in singles, while the doubles teams of Lane Oesterling & Brayden Worthington and Jonathan Hoff & Sam Voegele won.Batesville will play at Greenfield Central on Tuesday at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more