Phish Plays Their Longest Jam Ever, On This Day In 1997 [Watch]

first_imgAnyone familiar with Phish’s 1997 Fall Tour will confirm that the band did in fact ‘Destroy America’ on a nightly basis during what’s considered by many as their greatest tour of all time. Performing some of the most mind-blowing and improvisational material of their career, the ’97 Fall Tour has so many highlights and notables, that it’s difficult to point them all out.Among the many standouts on Phish’s 1997 Fall Tour is a marathon-like, 59+ minute version of “Runaway Jim” from the Worcester Centrum Centre performed on this date 21 years ago. It’s the longest jam Phish has ever played from a song, excluding performances like the late night disco set at The Great Went, the Tower Jam at IT, Ball Square Jam at Super Ball IX, or the Drive-In set at Magnaball.Make sure you set aside a little time before you get into this one. Enjoy!Phish – “Runaway Jim” – 11/29/97[Video: Phishfunk78]Setlist: Phish | Worcester Centrum Centre | Worcester, MA | 11/29/97SET 1: The Wedge, Foam, Simple -> The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, The Sloth, Ginseng Sullivan, Saw It Again, Horn, Water in the Sky, David BowieSET 2: Runaway Jim[1] > Strange Design > Harry Hood > Prince Caspian, Suzy GreenbergENCORE: Buffalo Bill, Moby Dick[2] > Fire[1] Almost an hour long.[2] Trey imitated Robert Plant’s intro to Moby Dick from the album The Song Remains the Same.This Runaway Jim is one of the longest versions of any song ever played by Phish. It ran slightly under an hour and included Beauty of My Dreams, Harry Hood, and Super Bad teases and a strong Weekapaug jam where the entire melody of Weekapaug was played. Buffalo Bill was announced as Fish’s favorite song. Moby Dick was performed for the first time since February 19, 1993 (435 shows) and featured Trey imitating Robert Plant’s intro to Moby Dick from the album The Song Remains the Same.last_img read more

New insight on wild nights

first_imgIt sounds like a scene straight from “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” — by day, lions lounge under shade trees, but by night, the big cats rule the savannah, relying on a combination of exceptional vision and moonlight to bring down unsuspecting prey.For all its ubiquity, though, it’s a story that may not be as accurate as many people believe.New research suggests that, despite the advantage moonlight would seem to provide hunters, predators such as lions are actually less active on the most moonlit nights, while many prey animals — despite the risk of being eaten — become more active. The study was published this month in the Journal of Animal Ecology.“The results were very counterintuitive,” said Chris Golden ’05, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Environment and a co-author on the study. “Most people would believe that predation risk increases on moonlit nights, because predators have an easier time seeing prey. What they ignore is the very intuitive second half of that thought, which is that if predators can see better in the moonlight, why would prey not also have better vision and then be able to avoid predators?“What we found in this study is that this benefit goes both ways,” he added. “We also found that the primary sensory system of the organism was one of the best predictors of their response to moonlight. If they are using sight to detect predators, as opposed to olfaction or auditory signals, they were generally more active on moonlit nights.”To understand the effect of moonlight on different species, Golden and first author Laura Prugh, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, compiled the results of studies on 58 nocturnal species, ranging from the highly lunarphilic red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus) to the highly lunarphobic Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami).Their initial hypothesis, Golden said, was that the benefits of moonlight would be strongest for animals at the highest “trophic level” — those at the top of the food chain — because they face few predators and moonlit nights would offer them the best chance to catch prey.“What we actually found was that the highest trophic levels reduce their activity in moonlight,” Golden said. “One of the potential theories is that they are acting in response to reduced activity by prey, or reduced hunting success, since their prey can detect them more easily, so they’re not going to waste their energy by hunting on those nights.“We also found very strong phylogenetic association with the effects of moonlight. Activity among carnivores was reduced, as well as among rodents, bats, and lagomorphs [hares and rabbits]. Primates, on the other hand, were one of the few groups to see a major increase.”Golden said he hopes the study spurs further research into questions of how and why moonlight affects behavior patterns, and whether animals living in close proximity to cities — and the light that comes with them — show similar behavior changes.“I think this paper serves as a preliminary analysis that begs for more research,” Golden said. “There are complex dynamics in these systems that we’re not picking up, but this paper is asking the questions.”last_img read more

Eva Longoria named Artist of the Year

first_imgEva Longoria — acclaimed American actress, producer, director, activist, businesswoman, and philanthropist ― has been named the 2015 Harvard University Artist of the Year. The popular actress will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious arts medal at the annual Harvard Foundation Award ceremony on Feb. 21 during the Cultural Rhythms Festival in Sanders Theatre.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the acclaimed television and film artist Eva Longoria with the 2015 Artist of the Year award,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “Our student committee praised her outstanding contributions to the performing arts and her much-admired humanitarian work through the Eva’s Heroes project, a charity founded by Longoria that helps developmentally disabled children.”Longoria has many credits to her acting career. She was on “Beverly Hills 90210,” “General Hospital,” and “The Young and the Restless,” in a role that earned her an American Latino Media Arts Award for Outstanding Actress. In 2004, she landed a new series, “Desperate Housewives.” She won the Choice TV Breakout Performance, Female, at the Teen Choice Awards and the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She was also named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful in 2005 and was No. 1 on Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list two years in a row. She also appeared in “Harsh Times” (2005, with Christian Bale), “The Sentinel” (2006, with Michael Douglas), and “The Heartbreak Kid” (2007, with Ben Stiller), among others films.Throughout her career, Longoria has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. She is the founder of the Eva Longoria Foundation (ELF), which helps Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. ELF supports programs that help Latinas excel in school and attend college, and provides Latina entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital, and opportunity. The foundation launched programs in 2014 with Boys and Girls Clubs in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas, to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM) and mentorship activities. Always the philanthropist, Longoria is also the spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. Longoria was named Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter and honored by Variety with a Lifetime Achievement Award for its “Power of Women” issue.Longoria recently received her master’s degree in Chicano studies and political science from California State University, Northridge, writing her thesis on “Success STEMS from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.”The Harvard Foundation, the University’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Previous awards have been presented to distinguished artists including Shakira, LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, Wyclef Jean, and Herbie Hancock.The Cultural Rhythms Festival program begins at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Sanders Theatre. The award presentation will take place at approximately 5 p.m. Press passes can be picked up in the Sanders lobby beginning at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Student government facilitates lower concession stand prices for students

first_imgIn an effort to improve the football game day experience, student government over the summer took on a project to lower concession prices at Notre Dame Stadium for students. Student body chief of staff Dan Sehlhorst said in an email that he and student body president Bryan Ricketts collaborated with Auxiliary Services and the concession stand vendor for Notre Dame Stadium to lower the prices. “Many students viewed the old prices as designed for parents and fans. … Being on a college budget, [they] reacted by thinking, ‘These aren’t for me,’” Sehlhorst said. “The new prices are designed to make eating a snack during games more of a possibility for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.”Sehlhorst said he and Ricketts submitted ideas for combos, which offer more food for less money, as well as ideas for seasonal snacks. Lowering the price of water in the stadium was their top concern, Selhorst said, as water prices are not only an affordability concern, but also a health concern. “The separate menu includes combos and reduced prices for drinks and other small snacks. The student menu is accessible in select locations near the student section with a student ID card,” he said.The student combo options included a popcorn box and souvenir soda for $5 (a savings of $5) hot dog, chips and souvenir soda for $7 (saving $5) candy, pretzel and souvenir soda for $9 (saving $3.50) and chicken tender basket and souvenir soda for $10 (saving $3.50), according to a stadium menu. Apple cider was available for $2 and trail mix and cookies were each sold for $1. The price of bottled water dropped from $2 to $1.Student government helped make the lower prices available for the first home game this year against Texas, Sehlhorst said.“Game day is a special experience for students, and it wouldn’t be the same without students, so we want to ensure everything about the game day experience welcomes all of our students,” he said.As the home game football season has come to a close, Sehlhorst said student government is submitting snack and drink price recommendations to Auxiliary Services and the concession stand vendor in order to continue improving the game day experience for students next year and in the future.Tags: concession stand prices, Notre Dame Stadium, Student government, student government in focuslast_img read more

University provides travel advisories in light of coronavirus spreading

first_imgAs the new coronavirus strain has quickly spread beyond China across the world in the past few weeks, Notre Dame officials said in an email they have no reason to believe anyone on campus is at risk, but they provided travel advisories to students in preparation for spring break. The vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffman Harding, vice president for human resources Robert McQuade, vice president for internationalization Michael Pippenger and vice president for campus safety and University operations Mike Seamon penned the email.Notre Dame will continue its ban on University-sponsored travel to China and will also now prohibit University-sponsored travel to South Korea, advising against personal travel, the email said.If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises its risk levels for coronavirus cases in Italy, the email said the University will plan on taking action in regards to study abroad students and University-sponsored travel there as well. In addition, Notre Dame International included an advisory for study abroad students to reconsider traveling to areas experiencing an outbreak or at high risk.With regards to spring break specifically, the email recommended against traveling to China, South Korea, Italy and Japan.Although the University does not believe anyone on campus is at risk, officials said members of the greater Notre Dame community have concerns regarding their family and friends in affected areas.“Our staff in Notre Dame International is working closely with these students to help reduce their concerns,” the email said. “Please offer support should you interact with anyone who is impacted.”The University will continue to monitor the health risk of this strain of coronavirus and provide updates if recommendations change.Tags: coronavirus, Spring Break, travel advisorylast_img read more

This is Hamilton… Mitzi Hamilton! A Chorus Line Icon Gets Her Own Hip-Hop Tribute

first_imgWho lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? Founding father Alexander Hamilton has been honored with his own Broadway bio-musical smash thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and now another Hamilton has been appropriately feted online. Mitzi Hamilton was famously Michael Bennett’s inspiration for the character of T&A gal Val in A Chorus Line who danced in shows like Pippin, Seesaw and finally played Val during the show’s legendary 15 year run. These days, she carries Bennett’s torch, directing productions of A Chorus Line around the world, including a staging at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, which just closed on January 24. Jake Weinstein, a cast member in that production, and the entire cast created the amazing video tribute to Hamilton below, using Miranda’s “Alexander Hamilton” as a jump-off, incorporating just-as-smooth rhymes to tell the story of a chorus girl’s journey to Broadway infamy.How does a homely, skinny, flat-as-a-pancake girlWith 87 dollars in her pocket twirl a baton in the rainThen wind up in New York City from afar—Grow up to be a legend and a star?Click and see! View Commentslast_img read more

This week: NAFCU monitors reg relief bill mark-up; Reg Committee talks payday rule

first_img continue reading » NAFCU this week will closely follow a House Financial Services Committee mark-up Wednesday that includes several NAFCU-backed bills, including ones related to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act improvements (H.R. 2954) and robocall scams targeting seniors (H.R. 3758).Other NAFCU-supported bills included in the mark-up would tailor regulations to limit burdens on affected institutions (H.R. 1116) and amend the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) for manufactured housing loans (H.R. 1699).Another recently introduced bill included in the mark-up would amend TILA and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes (H.R. 3971). 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Disaster recovery planning – How should I backup my servers?

first_imgOngoing Operations approaches disaster recovery in two main ways with regard to server backup.The traditional way (as we call it) would be through our Rep V3 product, which is an agent-based backup solution that goes on any type of server, whether physical or virtual. This product will backup the file system and the system state over a period of time, using roughly 15-30 minute snapshots. We can keep that data for as little as 2 weeks or as long as a year. With this method, if you need to backup a physical server or archive that data regardless of the server type, you can recall data from 6, 8, or 10 months ago. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Livingstones target Swedish portfolio

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UI students file amicus brief on behalf of Papuan protesters charged with treason

first_imgThey added that the protests in Jayapura last year were not intended to harm the security and the sovereignty of the nation but instead were peaceful protests to respond to the racist acts in Surabaya.“All of the perpetrators [of the Surabaya incident] have been held responsible with minimum charges. Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking to imprison the Papuan [activists] for up to 17 years,” BEM UI and BEM FHUI argued in the statement.They said the protests were a form of political expression guaranteed by the Constitution and other international human rights instruments under the freedom of speech and expression.“Therefore, all of [the defendants] have to be freed of all charges, especially treason,” the student coalition said.Read also: Racism: My experience as a doctor in PapuaBEM UI and BEM FHUI they had been holding public protests to express their view on the matter but had not encountered any issues. “Meanwhile, these Papuan activists were charged with treason for protesting,” they said. “This is a true manifestation of the racial bias that is happening in our law enforcement.”The students hoped that the court would find that racial biases had influenced the law enforcement personnel who had handled the case.“We also hope that our amicus brief will be considered discussion material for the judges to reach their verdict,” they said.This amicus curiae – a Latin term meaning “friend of the court” – was not the first attempt by UI students to highlight what many consider persecution of Papuans for their political activism. BEM UI recently held a public discussion on racism against Papuans in the legal system. However, the UI administration later issued a statement disavowing the event, saying the discussion did not “reflect the views and attitudes of UI as an institution”.An alliance of UI lecturers subsequently expressed their support for the discussion and lauded BEM UI for organizing it because it fostered the spirit of free speech among university academics.Read also: ‘#PapuanLivesMatter’: George Floyd’s death hits close to home in IndonesiaAlthough amicus briefs are more common in countries that use a common law system, there are also some precedents for the submission of such briefs in Indonesia, which uses a civil law system.In 2013, for instance, the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) filed an amicus curiae in an appeal of the verdict in a case regarding an attack in Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta.Other parties have submitted similar briefs, including Indonesia Corruption Watch in the case of an acid attack on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) in a blasphemy case involving then-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.Topics : Two student organizations at the University of Indonesia (UI) have decided to file an amicus curiae – a brief offered by someone who is not party to a case – in support of seven Papuan activists on trial for treason for their involvement in the 2019 antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua.The brief was drafted jointly by the UI Student Executive Body (BEM UI) and the UI School of Law Student Executive Body (BEM FHUI).Earlier this month, prosecutors at the Balikpapan district court in East Kalimantan demanded between five and 17 years of prison for the seven Papuan defendants for their participation in rallies in Jayapura. The protests were in response to a racial abuse incident targeting Papuan university students living in a dormitory in Surabaya, East Java. The students in the dorm were attacked physically and verbally by security personnel – who reportedly called them “monkeys” – and members of mass organizations who accused the Papuans of refusing to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.The responding protests in Jayapura started out peacefully but later turned violent and resulted in dozens of injuries and several buildings being damaged.Read also: Human Rights Watch urges authorities to free Papuan activists on trial for 2019 protestsIn a statement on Friday, the student body coalition argued that the treason charges were not appropriate and suggested that the authorities who were handling the case had racial biases against Papuans.last_img read more