Phish’s historic thirteen-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden has already become the stuff of legends. Baker’s Dozen saw the Vermont foursome truly stepping up for the occasion, performing debatably the group’s finest since their 1998 Island Tour. The pinnacle of the run could easily be considered night four, or “jam-filled night” (July 25th, 2017), which has since skyrocketed to the second highest-rated Phish show ever on phish.net. However, throughout Baker’s Dozen, another quiet hero slowly emerged—a celebrated spicy chicken sandwich in section 119. Fans within Madison Square Garden and those who were streaming the shows at home quickly noticed a curious advertisement for “spicy chicken sandwiches in section 119,” sparking curiosity as well as long-running threads about the delicious sandwich on Reddit, PhantasyTour, Phish Tour 2014, and more.A Baker’s Dozen Exposé: About Those Spicy Chicken Sandwiches In Section 119…As Live For Live Music’s Gideon Plotnicki detailed, “The spicy chicken sandwich comes from Fuku, an offshoot of the Momofuku brand helmed by renowned New York City chef David Chang. . . . Almost immediately, Fuku was praised for its outstanding spicy chicken sandwich. The sandwich is a play on the simple chicken sandwiches that can be eaten at fast-food establishments across the country, but with some twists that make it unique. The sandwich contains a chicken thigh that’s marinated in habanero, covered in buttermilk and a blend of spices, and then deep-fried to near-perfection before being served on a standard potato roll with pickles and butter. The end result is a juicy, crispy, delicious chicken sandwich experience that immediately jumped into the ‘must-try’ category for New Yorkers. Shortly after the opening of Fuku, both Madison Square Garden and Citi Field—home of the New York Mets baseball team—roped in franchises for their stadiums, making Fuku a standard food item at sporting events and concerts at either building.”Donut Sampler: Relive Phish’s Baker’s Dozen By Rewatching These Free Pro-Shot VideosDuring Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run, Fuku’s spicy chicken sandwiches gained a number of new fans in addition to becoming a more-or-less running joke throughout the run. Now, for the next installment in the epic of the spicy chicken sandwiches in 119, a new line of fan merch has gone viral. An Etsy account named CombinedSupply has begun selling a line of “Section 119 Baker’s Dozen” hats, which feature patches with the now-famous chicken sandwichs on a number of different snapbacks.The hat’s description reads, “A hat inspired by the food that fueled Phans for 13 straight shows, no repeats. It’s a Wookie blowing a fireball on top of a spicy chicken sandwich on top of a strawberry frosted donut! It’s busy, it’s ridiculous, it’s fun! The spicy chicken sandwich of Section 119 is now a part of Phish lore. Watch out for the Wook Fireball!!”You can check out the snapbacks for yourself here, and swoop one of Fuku’s spicy chicken sandwichs in section 119 of Madison Square Garden.
The Beach Boys have just released two new archival sets, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions and Live Sunshine – 1967, chronicling the year 1967 as a follow up to June’s double-LP, 1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow. Broken down into unheard recordings from studio sessions and live shows during 1967, these latest albums contain unheard material from the Beach Boys during their height following Pet Sounds.In 1971, The Grateful Dead Jammed With The Beach Boys At Fillmore East1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions contains material from 29 studio session recordings, including dozens of previously unreleased songs. As outlined by Rolling Stone, highlights from the set include “an a cappella version of ‘Heroes and Villains’, the previously unreleased ‘Tune L’, and outtake ‘Good News.’” On the other hand, Live Sunshine – 1967 pulls from 109 primarily previously unreleased live recordings, including cuts from shows in Hawaii, Detroit, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Boston, and White Plains, New York.Listen To The Beach Boys’ New Mix Of Pet Sounds Classic ‘I Know There’s An Answer’For all three works within the 1967 archival collection, The Beach Boys were involved in the creative process. Mark Linett and Beach Boys archive manager Alan Boyd also helped co-produce the works. You can take a listen for yourself below.1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions Live Sunshine — 1967[H/T Rolling Stone]
Daron Acemoğlu, professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), delivered the Guillermo O’Donnell Memorial Lecture on Wednesday evening in McCartan Courtroom in the Eck Hall of Law. Acemoğlu’s lecture examined the factors that contribute to effective state building and economic growth, while also considering the causes of disparity in economic development.“We live in an interconnected, globalized, unified world,” Acemoğlu said. “But despite that, there are large, great differences in prosperity.”The differences between success and failure often depend upon whether inclusive or extractive political and economic systems are present in a nation, Acemoğlu said.Acemoğlu said an inclusive system is one in which “there is an impartial legal system, education and access to infrastructure and healthcare.” An inclusive system, he said, has a level playing field.An extractive system is the exact opposite of an inclusive system. Acemoğlu said extractive systems do not ensure property rights, generally lack enforcement of law and are generally a non-level playing field.According to Acemoğlu, the key to economic development lies in an inclusive political and economic system. He said these systems allow for effective state building, which in turn helps to generate economic growth.Acemoğlu then moved into a deeper analysis of an inclusive political system, which he considers to be the key component for effective state building. According to Acemoğlu, the two aspects of a political system are pluralism and the strength of the state.Acemoğlu said he was able to separate states into three groups, classified as region I, II and III states, based upon the extent to which states employ pluralism and the strength of the state.Region I states are characterized by a high degree of plurality and low state strength.“You are going to have states stunted from the bottom,” Acemoğlu said of region I states. “[This] means that society stunts the growth.”Lebanon is the best modern day example of a Region I state, Acemoğlu said. In Lebanon, there is a societal aversion to any one ethnic group gaining power. As a result of this aversion, there is a lack of centralized power that, according to Acemoğlu, hinders economic growth.In Region II states, Acemoğlu said there is “a dynamic political development where state capacity and pluralism co-evolve.”Acemoğlu said it is in this region in which state building can flourish. In this system, “(there is) not a strong state that is imposing its will upon people, but strong state which comes from the consent of society because it has the ability to keep state accountable,” he said.The final region of states, Region III states, are defined by a high state strength and a low degree of pluralism. Acemoğlu describes these states as “paper leviathans.”In region III states, Acemoğlu said, “The state is very powerful and the pluralism is not present to check it.”These region III states, of which Colombia is a prime example according to Acemoğlu, there are often modern advancements in central areas. Beyond this central area, there is little control as the government does not have popular support, and any semblance of a strong state collapses; therefore, effective state building is impossible.Tags: Daron Acemoğlu, Guillermo O’Donnell lecture, state building
Tags: Democracy, u.s. politics, Walk the Walk The event was led by panelists Timothy Matovina, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies and professor of theology; Christina Wolbrecht, director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and associate professor of political science; Dianne Pinderhughes, chair of the Department of Africana Studies; and Luis Fraga, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies. Following the question of racial tensions prompted by President Trump’s election, the event was “inspired by [voting results] but was also appropriate to document in the Walk the Walk week,” Pinderhughes said. Pinderhughes opened the discussion by reading an excerpt from King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech. Pinderhughes said “where we go from here” must involve a notion of understanding power, love and the ways in which these two concepts correspond. “The concepts of love and power have been contrasted as polar opposites, so that love is identified as a resignation of power, and power as a denial of love,” Pinderhughes said. “Power is best as love, implementing the demands of justice.”Matovina, the next panelist, said there are three points that are key to understanding and promoting inclusion in the future. First, referencing King, Matovina said we “must massively assert our dignity and worth.” This concept, he said, is needed to see a person’s infinite value in politics. Like Pinderhughes, Matovina noted the importance of power. He said power is subjective based on how it is used and that in the future, the country needs more protests with purpose, direction and plan. “Dr. Fraga and I have had a number of students come to us since the election saying, ‘We’re undocumented, should we go home, should we be with our parents, should we be here?’” Matovina said. “You should be here. You should be learning, because knowledge is power. Deep social analysis points social action in effective directions.”Wolbrecht summarized the unusual results of the presidential election and posed questions she thought Americans should ask next. She described the ways in which the 2016 nomination process brought about surprising results, but how the presidential election was not unusual considering partisan tendencies. “We have weak party institutions and strong partisanship,” said Wolbrecht. “We have party institutions that have failed to coordinate and choose a candidate to run for political office, but we have amongst the general population, an incredibly strong sense of partisanship that has become strongly tied to other forms of our political identity.” Wolbrecht remarked that in the early days of Trump’s presidency, Americans have seen immediate conservative policy implementation, such as the reinstating of the global gag rule and advancement of the Keystone pipeline. Trump’s inauguration and early days also prompted debate over facts and censorship.Wolbrecht closed by saying that the next question Americans should ask is, “how strong are our institutions and how strong is our democracy?” Michael Yu | The Observer Professors discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall Wednesday night as part of Walk the Walk Week. The panelists discussed contemporary racial tensions.Paying tribute to the Martin Luther King Jr. speech of the same title, the Walk the Walk week panel event, “Where Do We Go From Here?” examined the 2016 election results and the future of American politics Wednesday night.
Bower, who also is a human development specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service and interim chair of the CFD department, has spent nearly 30 years with the university. Among his many awards, he was named the 2003 Walter Barnard Hill Distinguished Public Service and Outreach Fellow, the highest award offered in Public Service and Outreach.Bower, who is certified in family and consumer sciences by AAFCS, has been involved with the national organization for many years. He served as vice president for planning from 2002-2004, has chaired the AAFCS nominating committee, the resolutions committee, and served as president of the Georgia affiliate several years ago.“Dr. Bower will make an excellent president of AAFCS,” according to FACS Dean Sharon Y. Nickols, who served in the position from July 2002-July 2003. “His long-time involvement with AAFCS reflects his commitment to ensuring that family and consumer sciences maintains its vitality at all levels.”Throughout his career, Bower has developed a variety of programs designed to address the needs of children and families. For example, in the late 1970s he approached the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety with a plan to educate Georgians about the importance of safety seats and how to install them correctly. The program has dramatically reduced the trauma from car crashes, the leading killer of children. In addition, the program has grown into the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, which has an annual budget of nearly $1 million and provides training and education throughout Georgia on a variety of safety programs, including the importance of seatbelts and a new program to help parents and teens learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised driving time required by Georgia law. Bower earned his undergraduate degree in family sociology from Denison University in 1974, his master’s in child and family development from the University of Arizona in 1975, and his doctorate in public administration from UGA in 1989. He is certified as a family life educator by the National Council on Family Relations.“I’m looking forward to my term as president of AAFCS,” Bower said. “This is an organization that touches lives in so many ways. Whether it’s the researcher exploring child development, the FACS county Extension Service agent providing programs on home buying, or the high school teacher introducing students to the practical aspects of nutrition, AAFCS provides the essential support for all of our professionals to help families apply research to improve their lives.”The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is the only national forum where K-12 teachers, university educators and corporate managers collaborate to improve the quality of individual, family and community life. AAFCS has more than 10,000 members.
June 15, 2002 Regular News Committee ‘surprised’ by lack of interest in strategic alliance rule Committee ‘surprised’ by lack of interest in strategic alliance rule There’s no demand among Bar members to be in “strategic alliances” to offer legal and nonlegal services to potential clients, but lawyers still want strict enforcement of unlicensed practice of law rules to prevent multidisciplinary practices.Young Lawyers Division President Liz Rice, representing the MDP Ancillary Business Special Commission, told the Bar Board of Governors recently the commission was surprised by the lack of interest in its proposed strategic alliance rule.Strategic alliances are agreements between lawyers and other professionals for providing a broad range of services to clients. But unlike MDPs — which the Bar strongly opposes — there would be no sharing of legal fees or nonlawyer ownership in a law firm.Rice said the commission sent out its proposed rule to sections and committees, and met with representatives of the Business Law, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law, and Tax sections.“There was no overwhelming support for this rule,” she told the board. “We thought this was the cure for all the folks who wanted MDPs, but surprisingly they are not in favor of the adoption of this rule. What they want this Bar to do is become vigilant in going after people for the unlicensed practice of law.”The commission also wants the Bar to do more to help members with ancillary businesses — nonlegal businesses or services owned by lawyers. The Supreme Court recently approved a Bar-sponsored ancillary business rule.“We suggest the Bar continue to focus and concentrate on providing ethical guidelines for ancillary businesses,” Rice said. “Lawyers want more seminars on how to create ancillary businesses, and develop other alternative business models.”The commission recommended more advice on ancillary businesses be published on the Bar’s Web site and in the Bar News, and that the Bar look at the effect of ancillary businesses and similar arrangements on consumers. Rice said the panel also wants to set a unified approach by the Bar in enforcing and explaining the ancillary business rules.
34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When it comes to saving for retirement, most American workers are not only falling short, they don’t even know how behind they are. What’s more disturbing, research shows that savings trends are getting worse, despite a decades-long push to enroll workers in 401(k)s and other employer plans.The retirement disconnect is highlighted in a new survey from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, which includes responses from 4,550 full-time and part-time workers between the ages of 18 to 65+. Overall, some 59% reported they were “somewhat” or “very” confident that they will be able to retire comfortably.To maintain this comfortable living standard, more than half think they’ll need at least $1 million saved by retirement, and 29% believe they’ll need $2 million. Those targets have increased in recent years, according to Transamerica—the typical savings goal was just $600,000 in 2011. continue reading »
continue reading » The oldest members of Gen Z are approaching their mid-20s, and this young generation is already changing the world, shifting the social media landscape and throwing their weight behind the social movements sweeping the country.But if you’re like most credit unions, you don’t deal with a lot of Gen Zers from day to day: most CU members are middle-aged. Don’t worry, though – we’ve got you covered. Here are five things your financial institution should know about Gen Z:They range in age, from 23 years old to babies born yesterday. The Pew Research Center has formally designated anyone born after the year 1996 as Gen Z, but there’s no set end date to this generation of Americans. So while the oldest Gen Zers are 23 this year, the generation technically includes today’s school-aged children, toddlers and infants as well. When you see Zogo reference Gen Z, we’re typically referring to the teens and twenty-somethings that have some purchasing power (no offense to the toddlers of today).They value diversity. Most Gen Zers view the country’s growing racial and ethnic diversity as a good thing — likely linked with the fact that members of Gen Z are more racially and ethnically diverse than previous generations. This generation places a high value on diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well, important to know for future recruiting efforts. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading » No credit union likes to see its members leave the credit union or to have to expel someone from membership. However, when a membership is terminated, certain processes and procedures kick in. For example, determining how to close accounts, refund any balance in those accounts and shutting off any debit cards. But what happens to outstanding loan balances?Under the Federal Credit Union Act, federal credit unions are prohibited from lending to nonmembers. For closed-end credit, this is rather straightforward – the borrower must be a member at the time of consummation. As long as this requirement is met, terminating a membership during the lending relationship does not have a huge impact on the loan. The loan agreement remains in place and the borrower is still obligated to pay back any outstanding balance regardless of their membership status.However, when it comes to open-end credit, such as a line of credit, HELOC or credit card, the analysis gets a bit more challenging. This is because credit is extended each time a new transaction is made. The effect of this is that the borrower must be a member at the time each new transaction is made. When a membership is terminated, any subsequent transaction on an open-end credit account would be considered lending to a non-member. So, what happens when a borrower ceases to be a member, yet still has available credit on his account? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together during AAPI Heritage Month Asian Pacific American Affairs, The Blog, Videos This year’s theme for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, “Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together,” reminds us that the AAPI community is made up of diverse cultures, histories, languages, and religions.We must come together as a united front to advocate for the issues that impact all of us. Regardless of where we are from or whom we love, of where we worship or what language we speak, the values that unite us are stronger than our differences.We all want our children to have access to a quality education, and for our families to feel included and safe in their communities.William Penn founded Pennsylvania on the principles of fairness, inclusion, and tolerance. It is in this spirit that we unite our voices and speak together to uphold his vision for our Commonwealth.The commonwealth is proud to honor the history and contributions of AAPIs in our state and throughout the nation, and will hold a celebration in honor of AAPI Heritage Month on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at The Forum Auditorium (500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA) from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.The Wolf Administration encourages all Pennsylvanians to celebrate this important observance and to continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf May 26, 2017