Phish Announces Free Webcast For Tonight’s San Francisco Show

first_imgFollowing their three-night stint at the Gorge Amphitheatre this past weekend, Phish is currently descending upon San Francisco, California for a pair of shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (read night one’s review here). While the band has already announced individual pay-per-view webcasts and a special I Saw It Again summer webcast pass which gives fans access to stream select summer shows, a number of weekday shows were notably left off the schedule. Now, the band announced that tonight’s second show at Bill Graham (night two of the run) will be webcast free of charge via webcast.livephish.com.In addition to the summer pass, fans also have access to buy packaged streams for multi-night runs in Los Angeles, Alpharetta, and Merriweather, in addition to a three-night pass for Phish’s highly anticipated August festival, Curveball, and the annual summer tour closer at Dick’s Sporting Good Park in Broomfield, Colorado.As of now, the only remaining Phish shows that will not available to stream via LivePhish this summer are Austin’s Austin360 Amphitheater on July 31st, Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on August 7th and 8th, and Raleigh’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on August 10th.Tune in tonight at 7:30PM PDT / 10:30PM EDT to catch tonight’s show for free. For more information and to purchase upcoming Phish webcasts, head here.last_img read more

Dell Gaming and Alienware Bring a New Wave of eSports to Australia

first_imgDell Gaming and Alienware are all about bringing the gaming community together so you might have already heard that we’re joining forces with HT&E Events and Gfinity Esports Australia, as the Presenting Partner for Australia’s inaugural 2018 Gfinity Australia Elite Series. The new esports tournament will kick off in May 2018 and winning teams will enjoy a hefty prize pool of AU$450,000 for the first year, one of the biggest in Australian esports history.Dell Gaming and Alienware have long recognised the importance of esports for the Australian gaming community. As gaming becomes more mainstream, it has attracted a new level of professionalism into the sport. In the last year, the Adelaide Crows AFL club made Australian sporting history by becoming the first mainstream sports organisation to buy a professional esports team. Since then, there’s been a growing list of Australian sporting organisations entering the esports industry.The Gfinity Elite Series presents the perfect opportunity to be at the forefront of the industry in Australia and be part of other world leading esports communities. By taking place in a purpose-built arena, the Gfinity Elite Series is set to turn gaming into a competitive league that rivals other pro sports.Another exciting part about this partnership is that Alienware is doubling as the official hardware partner in the PC hardware category. As you know, PC gaming is in our DNA so gamers participating in the tournament can look forward to playing on the best high-performance Alienware hardware such as the Alienware Aurora, Alienware 17 and 25” Alienware monitor for the most intensive gaming experience possible.Gamers can experience the exciting tournament format in the form of the Challenger Series, presented by Dell Gaming and Elite Series presented by Alienware. Here are more details to how you can be the next gaming pro!Challenger SeriesWhether you’re a hardcore or casual gamer, the Challenger Series is currently open to everyone living in Oceania countries. There will be two tournaments within the Challenger Series lasting over 10 weeks. Covering three game titles, this is a massive opportunity for players to build their player profile, climb the rankings and, if you’re skilled enough, join the professional players in the Gfinity Australia Elite Series. All interested players are encouraged to participate, with $15,000 in prize money each month.Elite DraftFollowing the conclusion of The Challenger Series, the best amateur players from The Challenger Series will enter The Elite Draft, with the opportunity to be selected to join one of the city-based professional franchise teams and play alongside the pros in The Elite Series.Elite SeriesThe Gfinity Australia Elite Series will bring together Australia’s best as six city-based teams battle it out over two tournaments lasting 7-weeks at the Gfinity Australia Arena. Competing across big gaming titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, these teams will compete live to determine which team, and which city, will be Gfinity Australia’s ultimate Champions. In its first year alone, the Elite Series is offering a staggering AU$450,000 in prize pools.Gamers and fans alike have the opportunity to be part of the best gaming action from HOYTS Entertainment Quarter in Sydney’s Moore Park. The dedicated esports arena will boast state of the art gaming equipment alongside a full broadcast and production suite. HOYTS’ will leverage its national venue reach with the potential for esport fans to watch all tournaments on the big screen, in additional HOYTS cinema locations across the country.Esports has definitely left the underground and the big opportunities for gamers and broader gaming community is about to explode. This is a great opportunity for gamers in the community to come to together to watch matches, play games or just sit back and enjoy all the action. So brace yourself gamers, the best is yet to come!For more information or to register for the Challenger Series, visit https://challenger.gfinityesports.com.au.last_img read more

Meet Side Show Standout David St. Louis!

first_img “From teaching martial arts to doing security, I did every job under the sun for a few years to get things moving. Even when I was on Broadway, between shows I’d pick up a fight. I was professional MMA, I trained in karate, fought muay thai and I’m still trained in Jiu-Jitsu.” Hometown: Washington, D.C. “During a callback for Porgy and Bess [on Broadway], my voice left completely—partial vocal paralysis. I had no idea what was going on, I had to squeak through the audition. It took a year for my voice to start to come back. Sometimes you take for granted what you have, and when it gets taken away you realize how foolish you’ve been.” Stage & Screen Cred: Although this is his first featured role, David St. Louis previously appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Rent. Current Role: Jake, the big-hearted, baritone bodyguard of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet in the revamped Broadway revival of Side Show. Side Show Age: “Somewhere between 30 and 40!” “This new version of Side Show is like polishing up a rare gem that you think everyone should see. You know you’ve got something that just needs a little polish—the silver is tarnished a bit, we’ve buffed it up, and now it’s shining. We’re putting that jewelry on display.”center_img “I was a first soprano for years. No one sang higher than me! Then the summer between junior high school and high school, my voice dropped into the basement. I’ve done the full spectrum.” “Growing up, I played lots of sports—before my singing took off, I wanted to be a professional soccer player. Then I realized there are no professional soccer teams around. [Laughs.] So I got right back into singing.” View Comments Related Shows “I have to confess, I’ve been blessed with some pretty good genes. I try to get to the gym once a week to do some iron lifting or something, but other than that, [my physique] is mainly from martial arts. I don’t have to do or eat anything specific.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Midville Field Day

first_imgThe University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14.Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and tours of the 719-acre center are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. A free lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. Preregistration is not required for the event.The field day will feature presentations and research findings from UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers with an emphasis on cotton, corn, peanuts and soybeans.Featured speakers will include Mark Abney, UGA Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist; David Bertioli, CAES assistant research scientist in the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies; Mark Freeman, east Georgia Extension agronomist; Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension plant pathologist; Zenglu Li, CAES soybean breeder; Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist; Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension cotton and soybean entomologist; and Daniel Mailhot and Dusty Dunn with the UGA Statewide Variety Testing Program.Research at the Midville center is geared to the needs of farmers in east Georgia due to growing conditions that are much different than those that producers experience in other parts of the state.“A lot of our disease pressure is different at varying times of the growing season. The insect pressure is different. Different insects can be found at varying times, compared to Tifton,” said Anthony Black, superintendent of the SREC. “Our climate over here tends to be a little drier. Our rainfall amounts are not what you would see in Tifton or southwest Georgia.”The field day has garnered enthusiastic support from farmers and industry leaders in the area, said Black, who expects to see as many as 150 to 175 people in attendance.For more information about the SREC, see https://t.uga.edu/56r.last_img read more

New Hampshire Architect Chairs Jury for Two Prestigious AIA Awards

first_imgM. Hunter Ulf, AIA, recently chaired a jury of six architects in Washington, D.C. to select the recipients for the two highest honors bestowed by the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors – the Gold Medal Award and the Architecture Firm Award. The Gold Medal Award is given to an individual in recognition of significant work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. The Architecture Firm Award is conferred upon an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture. In the past 96 years, the Gold Medal Award has been granted to only 60 individuals, and since 1962, the Architecture Firm Award has been awarded on an annual basis (with the exception of two years when no awards were made).M. Hunter Ulf, President of UK Architects, P.C., in Hanover, NH, and a Director on the national AIA Board, had the privilege of chairing the Gold Medal/Firm Award Advisory Jury for preliminary selection of the 2004 awards. Nominees for these awards undergo a rigorous submission and review process before being selected as finalists by the Jury. The Gold Medal has been awarded to such renowned architects as Henry Bacon, who designed the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC, and Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2003, the Architecture Firm Award was granted to the Miller|Hull Partnership, which played a large part in creating the “Pacific Northwest” style.M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, and Christopher P. Kennedy, AIA, are the founding principals of UK Architects, P.C., Hanover, NH, providing excellence in architectural services, solutions, and customer satisfaction since 1992. Ulf and Kennedy are licensed in all New England states (but Rhode Island), plus Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Mr. Ulf resides in Pomfret, Vermont.###last_img read more

Read This Before Your Next Paddling Trip

first_imgPractice defensive boating Wear your life jacket And, before you go, remember your check list.   Check out the ACA website for the rest of the graphics or a wide variety of other educational resources! Feel free to print and share them to keep everyone safe. Know your limits Make a plancenter_img The American Canoe Association (ACA) wants to make sure you stay safe on your next paddling trip. In partnership with the US Coast Guard they have created some new infographics to remind beginners and pros alike of a few important safety tips . Remember, even though paddling is a great sport, it can also be dangerous.   BUT, don’t be frightened off, just take the time to learn how to be safe: Take a class Communicate with your paddling partnerslast_img read more

Panel proposes unbundled legal services rules

first_img Panel proposes unbundled legal services rules For use by family law practitioners Senior Editor Attorneys entering into agreements for limited representation with clients would have to get those agreements in writing under proposed new rules from a special Bar committee.The final report of the Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II has been submitted to the Board of Governors and has drawn varying comments from Bar and legal groups.The committee was created last April by former Bar President Terry Russell at the request of the Florida Supreme Court. The court was following up on the report of the first unbundled services committee, which said there was a need for limited, or unbundled, representation in family law work but that current Bar rules don’t allow it. That panel recommended the Family Law Rules Committee address a proposed new Family Law Rule 12.040 which addressed limited attorney representation, including notification requirements.The Supreme Court, however, wrote Russell and asked him to appoint another committee specifically to draft rules for unbundled services. The court noted it was not prejudging the issue, but wanted to have something in writing when it addressed the matter.The committee’s final report noted it published preliminary rules in the July 15 Bar News and those were somewhat changed in the final report. The official notice stated that the rules were subject to change before submission to the board.The committee’s recommendations include:• Even though Rule 4-1.2 does not preclude unbundled services, the committee recommended clarifying the rule to specifically say it is allowed. “The comment language makes it clear that the limitation must be reasonable, gives examples of permissible limitations, and clarifies that an attorney-client relationship is formed under a limited representation thereby invoking all of the ethical obligations and duties imposed by the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar,” the report said.• Rule 4-4.2 amendments would clarify how to communicate with an opposing party who has engaged an attorney for limited services. “The person is considered to be unrepresented unless opposing counsel has received a written notice of appearance or a written notice setting forth the time period during which opposing counsel is to communicate with the limited representation lawyer about the matters within the scope of the representation,” the report said. The language is based on a proposed rule from Washington state. A similar change also was proposed to Rule 4-4.3.• Approving a new Rule 12.040 of the Family Law Rules of Procedure. The rule would provide that limited representation is allowed — including for court appearances — and specify that court permission is required when the attorney handling the entire case wants to withdraw, when the attorney handling the entire case wants to limit the representation but still handle some aspects, and when the attorney providing limited representation wants to withdraw. Court permission would not be needed when an attorney who contracted for limited services completes those services. Other parts of the rule would encompass the requirements of Professional Ethics Opinion 79-7 that pleadings must state if an attorney assisted a pro se litigant, that an attorney providing limited services must state so on the signature page of any pleading or document prepared by the attorney, and that during the time of limited representation, pleadings and other doucments must be served on both the attorney and the party.• If the Bar and procedural changes are approved, then Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.060 must be amended to conform to those changes.The committee proceeded on its work by forming two committees, one to look at ethical rules and the other at family law rules. It also looked to other sources, particularly unbundled rules proposed by Washington state. “The Washington rules are more comprehensive than the rules this committee is proposing as they would apply to all types of proceedings,” the report said. “However, the committee did adopt some of the Washington language, limiting it to family law matters.”Its initial rules drafts, in addition to being advertised in the Bar News, were circulated to a variety of sections, committees, and other groups. Many considered them during the Annual Meeting and made comments, some of which were incorporated into the final version.Comments included:• Recommendations from the Family Law Section and the Professional Ethics Committee that unbundled representation agreements be in writing, which the committee then included by a 5-3 vote. Both also made language suggestions that the committee adopted.• The Trial Lawyers Section executive council voted to oppose the changes, and recommended that the proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct be limited to family lawyers only. The committee rejected that, arguing the conduct rules have general application.• The Family Court Steering Committee supported the unbundled concept, but made no comments on the specific language of the proposed rules.• The Conference of Circuit Court Judges supported the proposed rules.• The Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors voted not to support the rules, but added that if they are adopted that the consent be in writing.• The Small Claims Rules Committee expressed concerns about how limited representation would be put into practice and voted to oppose the rules. August 15, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Panel proposes unbundled legal services ruleslast_img read more

King: NSA ‘Relieved’ with Obama’s Changes

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Obama during his highly-anticipated speech regarding NSA surveillance.NSA officials appear to be “relieved” and satisfied with several key changes that President Barack Obama outlined in a highly-anticipated speech Friday regarding surveillance at home and abroad, according to a homeland security expert from Long Island.“They’re not delighted, but they’re satisfied,” Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), the former chairmen of the House homeland security committee, told the Press. “They feel they can make this work.”King, who was sitting in the second row behind NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander during Obama’s speech at the Justice Department in Washington D.C., said that he “certainly got the impression from them that they can live with everything that was proposed today.”“If you would ask them a month or two ago what was going to happen I think they were expecting a lot worse,” he said.The most significant changes coming to the NSA include moving the bulk data stored by the agency as part of its “metadata” program to a third party, establishing a panel of advocates that will represent the public at the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court—an effort to make proceedings more transparent—and discontinuing electronic surveillance of allied heads of states.Obama was not only speaking to the American public, but also foreigners who have grown concerned about the United State’s ability to store phone data beyond its borders. The president said he was taking the “unprecedented step” of extending certain protections afforded to Americans to people overseas.Though the president made some concessions, his remarks did not appease many privacy advocates calling for wholesale changes to the NSA’s spy dragnet. Critics were particularly disheartened that Obama didn’t further limit NSA’s ability to collect massive amounts of phone data.“The president’s decision not to end bulk collection and retention of all Americans’ data remains highly troubling,” the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement shortly after Obama’s speech. “The president outlined a process to study the issue further and appears open to alternatives. But the president should end–not mend–the government’s collection and retention of all law-abiding Americans’ data.”During his remarks, Obama fiercely defended the NSA’s techniques as essential to preventing attacks both at home and abroad, while also appearing sensitive to criticisms from privacy advocates who have aggressively condemned the spy agencies perceived invasive tactics.“We have to make some important decisions about how to protect ourselves and sustain our leadership in the world, while upholding the civil liberties and privacy protections that our ideals and our Constitution require,” Obama said. “We need to do so not only because it is right, but because the challenges posed by threats like terrorism and proliferation and cyber-attacks are not going away any time soon.”“They are going to continue to be a major problem,” he continued. “And for our intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, we must maintain the trust of the American people, and people around the world.”Specifically, Obama said the millions of pieces of data collected under the metadata program collection—phone numbers, times and length of calls—would be handled by a third party. But he added that storing the data with phone service providers or another entity “pose difficult problems.”Obama charged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and officials within the intelligence community to develop options to safely store data. They were ordered to report back to him an alternative approach before the program comes up for reauthorization on March 28. The change in strategy will require Congressional approval.He is also calling on Congress to authorize and establish a panel of advocates from outside government to “provide an independent voice in significant cases before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”Peter King (Chris Twarowski/Long Island Press)Obama also ordered the NSA to transition away from its existing program of pursuing phone calls from a number associated with a terrorist organization from three steps to two.While taking a swipe at other countries for feigning surprise over the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that mentioned surveillance of heads of state, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama said the United States will no longer monitor the communications of leaders and governments of close allies.“Now let me be clear:  Our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments—as opposed to ordinary citizens—around the world, in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does,” he said. “We will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective.  But heads of state and government with whom we work closely, and on whose cooperation we depend, should feel confident that we are treating them as real partners.  And the changes I’ve ordered do just that.”Overall, King said he was “satisfied” with changes coming to the NSA, but admitted there would be no reforms if it was up to him.“I think the system works,” he said. “I think it’s constitutional and no rights have been violated so I would’ve made no reforms. Having said that, considering all that was being said before hand, to me the system is basically in tact.”King added that he’s concerned about extending privacy rights to foreigners, especially those who the U.S. may want to monitor if “it’s a person we’re not sure of.”“As an American,” he said, “I want to have the right to monitor that person’s conversations.”last_img read more

Lourdes flu clinic emphasizes importance of flu vaccine

first_imgHe says some of the complications from influenza include pneumonia and even death. Capin said, ” What it does is it doesn’t prevent you fully from getting influenza, but what it does is it decreases the signs and symptoms of it. It lessens them, but more importantly, it avoids complications, and that’s where you can get in a lot of trouble, especially in the very, very young and the very old.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Doctors at Lourdes Hospital are asking Broome County residents to get a flu shot, saying it’s more important than ever this year. Capin added flu season fully begins in October. The Director of Lourdes walk-in clinics, Allan Capin, told 12 News the reason the vaccine is so important is that the symptoms of the coronavirus and the flu are very similar. Both include a cough, sore throat, or fever.last_img read more

Call for initial requests to the FINA Measures portal

first_imgSUPPORT: Support to users in the registration process and during the work in the system will be provided by Fina and these questions are received at the e-mail address: meri.podrška@fina.hr.  liquidity and working capital loanspayment delayloan rescheduling Applying through the MEASURES portal does not imply automatic approval of loans to applicants for the initial application. The system collects applications centrally and, after checking the entered data, sends the data from the application to the banks. Each bank, upon receipt and processing of the data from the application, contacts the applicant of the measure and directly undertakes the further loan approval process in accordance with its criteria.  In the next few days, through the MEASURES portal, it will be possible to enter other necessary data necessary for banks to evaluate the requests for all three measures. It is recommended to all applicants to follow the notifications on the availability of notification of all measures through the MEASURES portal. The notice will be published on the websites of all involved institutions, and until then you can register in the system and enter basic information.  Applicants who can register for the mentioned measures on the MEASURES portal are companies, crafts, family farms whose business activities are endangered or completely disabled in the circumstances of the epidemic. Registration and registration of the applicant of the initial request on the MJERE portal is enabled via the link: https://gospodarskemjere.fina.hr. To be able to apply, applicants need to pre-register on the MEASURES portal. To register on the MEASURES portal, the applicant enters several basic data, after which it receives a link to activate the password to the e-mail address. During the preparation of registration data, the applicant on the MEASURES portal gives consent for the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of processing his application. After successfully registering, the user can log in to the system and start entering data for the economic operator for which he wishes to submit an initial request for the use of one of the measures.  FINA invites all economic entities in the Republic of Croatia whose business is endangered due to the COVID-19 pandemic (applicants) to initially apply for measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia in order to preserve the level of economic activity and liquidity through a single online portal starting from 31 March 2020. established by Fina for this purpose (MEASURES portal) .1 / 1The mentioned measures available to the applicants through the MEASURE portal refer to the following: In order to be able to provide the necessary support in a timely manner, please follow all the accompanying guidelines for submitting an initial request on the MEASURES portal and follow the information that will be published on the website. IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICANTS When submitting the initial request through the MEASURE portal, the applicant gives a statement guaranteeing the truthfulness and accuracy of the data, after which his application for the measure will be automatically submitted to the selected bank to the specific economic operator and the corresponding set of reported data. After the application of the initial request has been processed, the applicants continue the communication related to the realization of the request with the selected bank. Statement on the estimated decrease in income in 2020 compared to 2019,statement of declining revenues in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019iEstimated amount of credit required the following mandatory statements: Institutions to which the applicant’s initial requests on the MEASURES portal will be forwarded are all banks that have an approval to operate in the Republic of Croatia, HBOR, HAMAG-BICRO. In addition to banks, HBOR and HAMAG-BICRO, representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Croatian National Bank and, of course, Fina also participate in the activities of establishing this unique online portal, given that the establishment of a single online MEASURE portal enables the implementation of their monitoring and reporting obligations. a measure to preserve the level of economic activity and liquidity, according to the existing mandates of the mentioned institutions. Functionality: Despite the circumstances, great efforts are being made to enable a complete online application process on the MEASURES portal, which will include all three measures for financial liquidity, and to provide the necessary assistance and support in the application process. From 31.03.2020. is available to applicants on the MEASURES portal: application option for measure liquidity and working capital loans registration in the system, data entry for the economic operator who is the subject of the application, the choice of the credit institution in which he wishes to have his application considered and  We refer future applicants to the MEASURES portal to familiarize themselves with the information available in mind Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), user instructions and video materials designed to facilitate the registration and application of the initial application. Source: koronavirus.hrlast_img read more