A pair of star-studded concerts in celebration of the 48th anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band‘s iconic 1971 live album, At Fillmore East, are coming to the Northeast. The performances are set to take place at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, March 13th and at Ardmore, PA’s Ardmore Music Hall on Friday, March 15th.Scott Sharrard, the former lead guitarist and musical director of The Gregg Allman Band, will serve as musical director the exciting pair of performances. Each of the shows will begin with a first set performance of Sharrard’s latest critically-acclaimed album, Saving Grace, in its entirety. Sharrard will perform the album with a full band and horn section including drummer Eric Kalb (Deep Banana Blackout, John Scofield) and bassist Adam Minkoff (Dweezil Zappa, Amy Helm, Doyle Bramhall II) as well as special guests Peter Levin (The Gregg Allman Band) and Kenny Brooks (Bob Weir & Ratdog). Don Harris (Stevie Hawkins, Nile Rodgers & Chic) will handle trumpet duties at Brooklyn Bowl, with Reggie Pittman (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band) taking over on trumpet at Ardmore Music Hall.For the second set, Sharrard has rounded up an all-star cast of musicians to celebrate the anniversary of one of the greatest live rock and roll albums ever recorded, The Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East. Sharrard will be joined by founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe along with drummer Rich Pagano (Fab Faux) and guitarist Tash Neal (The London Souls) at both shows. In Brooklyn, bassist John Conte (Prisoners of 2nd Ave), guitarist Rob Compa (Dopapod), and keyboardists Peter Levin and Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) will join the party. The Ardmore show will also feature Levin, as well as bassist Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz) and Jackson Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds) on harmonica.On March 11th, 12th, and 13th of 1971, The Allman Brothers Band performed at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, and recorded it for a live album. Advertisements for the shows read: “Bill Graham Presents in New York — Johnny Winter And, Elvin Bishop Group, Extra Added Attraction: Allman Brothers.” Though Winter was initially billed as the event’s headliner, by the third night, the Allman Brothers were closing the show. The performances included noteworthy takes on “Statesboro Blues”, “Stormy Monday”, “You Don’t Love Me”, “Hot ‘Lanta”, and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, as well as a scorching 23-minute “Whipping Post”.Below, you can get a taste of what’s to come with a video of Sharrard, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joey Porter (The Motet), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and more performing “Whipping Post” at the 2017 edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive:“Whipping Post” – Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017[Video: Live For Live Music]Despite being recorded at the now-defunct venue in New York City, the album’s cover photo was actually taken on a very cold day in the band’s native Macon, GA. So the story goes, the photographer was having trouble getting the band to cooperate all day, as they continued to give scowling looks toward the camera. As the late Butch Trucks once explained of the photo shoot,“At one point, a man walked up over next to our truck and Duane jumped up and ran over to him, and the photographer starts screamin’ and hollerin’. Then Duane came back and sat down, and we all busted out laughin’ and that is the picture. That is the only picture from the whole day with everybody laughin’. And if you look, Duane’s got his hands [folded]. What he had done was ran over and picked up a little eight ball of cocaine.” If there’s anything you need to know about At Fillmore East, and the young, rebellious Allman Brothers capured on the recording, that’s it.Butch Trucks Recalls At Fillmore East Photo Shoot & More[Video: Music Masters Camps]Tickets for both shows are now on sale. Head here for Brooklyn Bowl tickets and here for Ardmore Music Hall tickets.You can also enter to win a free pair of tickets to the Fillmore East tribute show of your choice as well as a limited edition poster and a signed copy of Scott Sharrard’s Saving Grace below.
Mendoza College of Business has done it again.The College pulled off a five-peat, achieving the No. 1 spot for the fifth year in a row in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.“What makes Mendoza unique among business schools is our clearly defined mission to develop leaders who view business as a force for good in society,” Roger D. Huang, the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College, said. “A lot of schools now say they have the same mission.”Emily Hoffmann | The Observer According to a press release from the College, Mendoza’s undergraduate studies program ranked first in student satisfaction, second in academic quality and fourth in employer satisfaction. The College earned “A+” scores for teaching quality, facilities and services and job placement.Huang said Mendoza’s top ranking this year is due to the efforts of many groups, programs and individuals across the entire University.“The undergraduate admissions office recruits students who are passionate about their interests as well as high academic achievers,” Huang said. “The career center works tirelessly to place our students in jobs. The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to providing students with the kind of experience that is the essence of Notre Dame.”Huang said numerous alumni who help mentor and help students are also to thank.“We describe ourselves as the Notre Dame family, and the ranking is a family achievement,” Huang said.In the midst of the new digital revolution, Huang said the College has evolved to teach students newly important skill sets such as business analytics and social media marketing. In addition, he said, the global marketplace has replaced the domestic marketplace, which has elicited a need to educate students on how to obtain a “big picture” perspective.“At Mendoza, we focus on what I call MAGI – Mission, Academic excellence, Globalization and Innovation. Together, these four areas encompass a lot of new developments, from coursework to international studies opportunities,” Huang said. “We must continually innovate to address the ever-changing business world.”The College plans to continue expanding the MAGI vision, incorporating innovative coursework and expanding global programs to remain a trendsetter in business education, Huang said.“The higher business education landscape is rapidly changing, and we have challenges on all fronts,” he said.Huang said student comments published in Bloomberg’s survey spoke about business ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility permeating the classroom.“That’s very inspiring and humbling for a dean to hear,” Huang said.The magazine’s ranking, which was released April 4, looked at a total of 132 U.S. undergraduate business programs. The report was released on Businessweek.com.According to the press release, University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce ranked second and Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management ranked third.Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school rankings are based on five components: student assessment, academic quality metrics, employer opinion, median starting salary and a “feeder school” score.The Mendoza College of Business, which currently enrolls 1,950 undergraduate students, offers students a choice of five majors: accountancy, finance, marketing, management entrepreneurship, management consulting and IT management.Tags: best undergraduate business school, business, five peat, Mendoza, mendoza college, mendoza college of business, mendoza undergraduate, number one business school
The Saint Mary’s Environmental Action Coalition (SMEAC) hosted a premiere of “Disruption” on Sunday. The environmental film, written and directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, was officially released Sunday online as an informative build-up to the upcoming People’s Climate March, SMEAC president Erin Cisneros said.Cisneros said the viewing brought together those on campus who are, or who hope to be, active in environmental change.“It’s kind of not actually what I expected,” Cisneros said. “It was a lot more colorful, and really informative for what’s going on. A lot of these films we watch, I feel they put the icing on top, open the people’s eyes to what’s going on, and the speakers in the film were really informative.”SMEAC secretary Gwen Murphy said she was surprised the film approached climate and environmental awareness from a social justice perspective.“So many times, people focus on the scientific,” Murphy said. “I think it’s a lot more powerful and will reach a lot more people this way.”Assistant professor of Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies Sonalini Sapra said she organized the event after receiving and email from 350.org, international environmental group, asking if she would be willing to host a screening.While the film seeks to raise awareness of climate change and environmental justice, it also highlights the march planned for Sept. 21 and 22 in New York City, Sapra said.“[It is] the largest action in support of political action to address global warming. It is timed to coincide with the climate summit called by Ban Ki-Moon, for world leaders in advance of the next scheduled round of climate change negotiations in 2015,” Sapra said. “The purpose of this rally and other supporting events taking place around the world is to demonstrate the magnitude of support for effective action against climate change.”Sapra will be traveling with seven students to participate in the rally, Sapra said. Many Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students whom Sapra has spoken with recognize that climate change and environmental degradation is a pressing issue, she said.“I’ve had students in my classes who understand that climate change is the ‘right to life’ issue of our time,” Sapra said. “I think students recognize that the impacts of climate change are disproportionately being felt by the poor and marginalized, and [they] want the U.S. to be at the forefront of modeling more sustainable behavior for the rest of the world.” The film suggested that bystanders to the environmental injustices that occur today are actually perpetrators, Cisneros said.“When you see people neglect something, then you become the issue,” Cisneros said. “I’m hoping people just see that we care, because we have nowhere else to go.”Sapra said Saint Mary’s should be at the forefront of sustainability initiatives as a Catholic college.“My hope is that students find the activism they encounter at this march to be inspiring and encourages them to raise the profile of environmental [and] sustainability issues amongst the student body and administration at Saint Mary’s,” Sapra said.Cisneros said the majority of the student body’s lack of activism was obvious in their inability to recycle properly.“People don’t know how to recycle,” Cisneros said. “We are very individualistic as a country. We need to be aware of what’s going on. People complain about how this summer was mild, and now it’s hot, and last winter was crazy. I’m hoping that [environmental change] becomes common knowledge now.”Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame should divest from fossil fuel companies in order to take part in environmental initiatives, Sapra said.“I think divestment from these dirty and dangerous companies, would send a strong message and keep SMC and ND more in accordance with their Catholic social justice mission,” Sapra said.SMEAC will discuss how to approach environmental change on campus during their first official meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the island of Lake Marion weather permitting, or in Rainbeaux Lounge in Les Mans Hall, Cisneros said.“We just want to be involved; we want to bring awareness to Saint Mary’s. That’s our goal this year,” Cisneros said. “We want to make a difference, and I think if we start here we can expand.”Tags: Climate March, Disruption, environmental action coalition, green, Premiere
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The upended sense of normalcy caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic has generated dramatic changes in consumer spending behavior.CU Rise Analytics conducted a member spend analysis that looked at year-over-year and month-over-month (February to March) spending changes. The analysis suggests that COVID-19 has already had significant impact on purchasing patterns.Airline spending dropped 40% YoY and 27% MoM.Auto rental and taxi services fell 70% YoY.Hotel spending fell 20% YoY and 25% MoM.Grocery spending spiked by 50% YoY and average transaction size grew 21% to $51.30 MoM. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Setting a standard for autocouplersSir – It is good to see attempts being made again to introduce autocouplers into Europe on a large scale. The pattern described in your March issue (RG 3.97 p135) appears to be an unhappy compromise. It seems to have all the excessive weight and complexity of the drop-head buckeye coupler and retractable side buffers of Britain’s loco-hauled coaching stock. Moreover, side buffers are in themselves arguably the greatest danger in coupling operations.There seems no reason why the former Soviet SA3 Willison derivative should not become the universal European autocoupler. It has been around for most of this century and was the basis of the over-complex – and abortive – UIC Unicupler. Unlike the latter the Willison appears more suitable for a phased conversion, as happened in the former Soviet Union – initially retaining side buffers and using a simple link to marry with the drawhook of screw-coupled stock. What is more, the design of European rolling stock has long made provision for the Unicupler.Roger Calvert notes (RG 7.96 p417) the desire of English Welsh & Scottish Railways to adopt autocouplers. However, the standard North American knuckle design is incompatible with the Willison, which would become especially relevant when EWS takes over Railfreight Distribution.Adopting the former Soviet design would result in an autocoupler universal throughout the vast, contiguous area of Europe and the Baltic republics and Commonwealth of Independent States – surely a worthwhile economic and technical long-term objective.Tim HallPutney, London, Great Britain
THIS seven-bedroom Kelso house complete with its own boatshed nestled beside the Ross River offers an ideal outdoor lifestyle.7 Koala Crt is on a 2278sq m block of land in one of Townsville’s most tranquil settings and is on the market for $820,000.A screened veranda overlooks the river and terraced gardens while the house is surrounded by paperbark trees, Leichhardt trees and ghost gums. 7 Koala Crt, KelsoOutside there is a small shed, fruit trees and a vegetable garden.The gardens also features a gazebo with pizza oven, commercial grade playground and pontoon located near the boat shed.Ms Elliott said the house was in a tightly held riverside pocket.“Homes where you can kayak or canoe directly from your property rarely come up for sale,” she said. “It would also be suitable for families with elderly parents because there are three bathrooms and they are all easily accessible.” More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 20207 Koala Crt, Kelso“It’s one of the most peaceful settings I’ve come across,” she said.“It’s right on the river and most people wouldn’t even know this house existed.“It’s one of the few houses you would walk into and you would change absolutely nothing.“You can sit out on the back deck and watch the leaves falling off the trees but you’re less than 20 minutes from the city.”The house is spacious and contemporary with an open-plan living area and chef’s kitchen.The kitchen has stone top benches, a Miele steam oven, an induction cooktop and a servery to the veranda while there is also a separate, formal dining area.The gardens are fully irrigated with river water, there is a ducted vacuum system and most of the lights and fans are controlled by a C-Bus system. 7 Koala Crt, KelsoButterflies, including the Ulysses and Cairns birdwing butterflies, are frequent visitors to the property while a diverse range of bird life can also be spotted.The property offers a hard-to-find lifestyle where the owners can kayak, stand-up paddle board or hop on a boat only metres from their back doorstep.Smith and Elliott principal Sally Elliott is marketing the property and said it was in one of the most tranquil locations in Townsville.
A specialised piece of underwater scanning equipment has been used to locate and identify WWII ‘bouncing bombs’ in a Scottish loch.GSE Rentals, part of Unique System UK provided the scanning equipment and engineering support to produce sonar images of the seabed at the dive site currently being explored by the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC).The scuba divers have completed a mission to raise two historic, ‘Highball’ bouncing bombs like those used by the Dambusters squadron on the successful raid of the Eder Dam.The Highball bombs were recovered in by divers.Mike Osterberger, Unique Group’s senior engineer said, “We are pleased that the quality of the images allowed us to identify not only a debris field with a number of Highballs but additional debris that we believe to be side charges from the X Craft type submarine.”The scanner was pulled by a workboat from fellow Scottish company Aspect Surveys. Sub Sea Tooling Services based near Aberdeen also provided an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to assist with filming the searches.Around 200 Highballs have lain at the bottom of Loch Striven in Argyll, for almost 75 years since they were tested by the Royal Navy for use against enemy ships and for the Eder Dam raid in the WWII.The bombs, which are inactive, were secured by the divers ready for lifting by the Royal Navy and then winched to the surface before being packed, ready for transport in wet tanks containing a special salt-water solution to prevent them from corroding.Now the aim is to donate the Highballs to two museums so they can be put on display to the public, in time for the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, in 2018, GSE Rentals said.
spying Dolphine”A spy Dolphin” that is what Hamas fighters in Gaza have called it. A Dolphin alleged to have been caught by the Hamas group spying for Israelis in GazaThe group claimes that it has seized a Dolphin that was spying for Israel off the coast of Gaza.Naval commandos found several “spying devices and surveillance cameras” strapped to the mammal, according to Safa, a Palestinian news agency that is close to Hamas.“It is likely that the dolphin was important for photographing and spying on the frogmen [Palestinian divers whom Israel fears are allegedly planning on infiltrating the country to commit an attack],” the group said in a statement.It is not known what has happened to the Dolphin, and no photographs have been released to support the claim.The dolphin joins a long list of animals allegedly pressed into service by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, according to a number of Arab governments.In one such example, vultures were detained in both Saudi Arabia and Sudan on suspicion of espionage. Israel said the birds were tagged with GPS chips and Hebrew leg bracelets as part of a university program to track their migration.A fisherman in Egypt meanwhile, caught a stork two years ago when he noticed a suspicious metal object strapped to its back and suspected it was a spy. In 2013, Egyptian police nabbed a bird outside of Cairo with microfilm supposedly tied to its leg. The bird was ultimately cleared of all charges and released.Some claims have been more outlandish still. In 2010, Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha, the governor of South Sinai, accused Mossad of using remote-control sharks to attack tourists and jeopardise the country.Dolphins, the subject of the latest scare, are among the smartest members of the animal kingdom and the US military has used them as naval minesweepers in the past.There is little evidence that Israel has deployed them, though it does maintain a fleet of German-built submarines known as Dolphins.Mossad has long been considered the Middle East’s most effective intelligence service, and has been the subject of endless bizarre rumours.A popular story in the 1990s accused the agency of distributing a tainted chewing gum that gave Palestinian women irrepressible sexual appetites while also sterilising them.An Iranian newspaper reported in 2008 that a pigeon was found near the Natanz nuclear facility with “invisible strings”. Authorities did not, crucially, explain how they managed to see the invisible threads.
Hino-o was nabbed after he sold suspectedillegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around 4:50 p.m. on Saturday,the report added. Police also impounded his motorcycle. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a drug suspectin a sting operation in Barangay Poblacion, Toboso, Negros Occidental. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Toboso municipal police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Six sachets of suspected shabu were seizedfrom 31-year-old resident Beranie Hino-o, a police report showed.