Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, The Who, & More At Benefit Concert

first_imgEddie Vedder performed at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert last night at Boston’s Paradise Club, benefiting the Foundation to Be Named Later association. The Pearl Jam frontman headlined the music and sports event with a fun mix of originals and covers, including tracks by the Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springstein, Neil Young, The Who, and more. The band included members of Letters to Cleo, Buffalo Tom, and Belly.The night began with a trio of Pearl Jam songs, “Corduroy,” “Not For You,” and “Elderly Woman,” much to the delight of the PJ fans in the room. The song choice throughout the night remained familiar, as Vedder played through two Who songs, “The Kids Are Alright” and “I Can’t Explain,” the Talking Heads’ “Love > Building on Fire,” the Rolling Stones’ “Waiting on a Friend,” and Squeeze’s “Another Nail in my Heart,” according to Rolling Stone.The evening also included some covers that make frequent appearances on PJ setlists, like Bruce Springstein’s “Bobby Jean,” Neil Young’s “Rockin in the Free World.” and “Pink Floyd,” RS reports.Thanks to mfc172, you can watch much of the performance below:last_img read more

Professor to examine solar system

first_imgFrom the time that humans first gazed up into the night sky to the launch of the first artificial satellites to Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon to present day attempts for humans to reach Mars, the solar system has captivated the minds of those both young and old.Jonathan Crass, post-doctoral research associate, will discuss the the wonders of the solar system Tuesday night in Jordan Hall of Science in his lecture “Extremes of the Planets.” This is the last in a series of the physics department’s public lectures titled, “Our Universe Revealed.” There will be two editions of this talk at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.Crass said this event was targeted at audiences of all ages, especially children wanting to learn about science.“Twice a semester, [we] have an all-ages event for family-friendly kids events,” he said. “Sometimes we do hands on events with lots of demos in the galleria — the main part of Jordan Hall. This time we’re doing it more as a talk.”Crass said the lecture would be geared towards teaching children about outer space.“It’s really designed to show the environment on different planets and places in the solar system,” he said. “[I will be] showing how materials and things like that exist in those environment and what happens to them.According to Crass, future space travel and how it would be experienced by astronauts will also be a topic of discussion at the event. “[I will talk about] sending astronauts to Mars, what kind of environments would they have to deal with — so what kind of spacesuits have to undergo intense environments, temperatures and pressures,” Crass said. This is the second year that Crass will be delivering this lecture at Notre Dame. Crass said he also delivered a similar lecture while he was a graduate student at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.Examining the solar system is nothing new for Crass, whose research centers around the construction of telescope parts. Crass, along with Justin Crepp, assistant professor of physics, is working on the iLocator, a spectrometer which will search the night sky for new stars and solar systems.Crepp said this search helps him to gain greater insight into the solar system and the planets. “If we think about earth and our environment here … we can then start comparing that to some of the other planets we’re discovering and some of the solar systems and see how they compare to try and understand how our solar system was formed, is there life anywhere in the galaxy,” he said.The physics department has billed this event as their “Christmas Spectacular.” Crass said this attribution has been given not because it relates to the lecture relates to the holidays but because it is the grand finale of a semester’s worth of public lectures.Tags: astronomy, iLocator, Physics department, spacelast_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Adam Pascal, Ariana DeBose & More

first_img View Comments Maddie Baillio Can Be a Pocket DivaMaddie Baillio’s prepping to welcome us all to the ’60s in Hairspray Live!, and she has a plethora of memorable co-stars with equally memorable voices, including Harvey Fierstein and Kristin Chenoweth. Baillio even has an impression of the latter, and it’s uncanny. We know Maddie’s busy with rehearsals, but if the pocket diva needs a standby for her Broadway return, we have some thoughts. Happy Friday, and happy National Dessert Day! While you wait for your chocolate cake and blueberry bacon pie to come out of the oven, let’s revisit the wackiest and wildest stories from this week on the Great White Way. A lot has happened over the past seven days, from the realization of our dream couples’ costume for Halloween to a wee accident from an Oscar nominee in ancient Greece. Confused? Don’t be. Study up below with the Lessons of the Week! It’s All Coming Back to Stephen AshfieldNo matter how hard Stephen Ashfield tries to turn it off, his love for Celine will go on—near, far, wherever he are is. The Book of Mormon confessed his love for the pop icon, despite it being a less popular opinion in his native U.K. He even flashed her signature chest pound. Don’t be ashamed, Stephen. There’s nothing wrong with loving a Canadian diva. Look at us and Ramin Karimloo. Medea Made Diane Lane Lose ControlDiane Lane is back on Broadway in The Cherry Orchard, and thankfully, she’s not peeing herself on stage (we assume). The Oscar nominee bravely recalled her child acting days in Medea (in Ancient Greek!) when she couldn’t hold it in any longer while playing dead. It’s a good thing she now takes a pre-curtain potty break, mainly because we imagine it’s a difficult process in that dress. Ariana DeBose Can Mash Gravity SwiftlyShe’s a travel agent, a friend to her drummer (we think—we’re still figuring that one out), and now, Ariana DeBose is a defier of gravity. The A Bronx Tale vlogger gave us a taste of her and her co-stars’ vocal pyrotechnics with a mash-up of “Defying Gravity,” “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “My Boo.” Ariana and company: If you ever want to stop by and try out another mash-up, we have a piano. Just saying. Sonja Morgan Wants to Sing About ClassWe’ve had one Real Housewife play the keeper of the keys in Chicago, so let’s get the ball rolling in another. Real Housewife of New York, off-Broadway star and international fashion lifestyle brand Sonja Morgan said she’s had multiple people tell her recently that she’d make a great Mama Morton. You hear that, Weisslers? Now, Sonja, let’s help you prepare. Step one: Stop calling her “Mama Whatever.” Betsy Wolfe Is a Cockney New YorkerBetsy Wolfe may have played roles that have taken her to Ohio, England and Arendelle, but don’t ask her to find NYC on a map. At the opening of Oh, Hello, we asked Wolfe to give us her best New York accent; what came out was what can only be described as the Artful Dodger with a strong belt. Not quite New York, Betsy, but we’re totally dream casting you as Imogen Lloyd Webber in The Musical. You Don’t Have to Know the Bard to Be HimAdam Pascal has a way with rock. Iambic pentameter? Not so much. The Rent Tony nominee is Something Rotten!’s latest Shakespeare, despite admitting to a total lack of knowledge of the Bard’s oeuvre. He’s still excited, though—especially for a particular costume piece: “The bigger the codpiece, the better.” That seems like a great place to stuff your CliffsNotes, Adam. Adam Pascal, Arana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betsy Wolfe, Stephen Ashfield & Diane Lane(Photos: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images, Rosalind O’Connor/NBC, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Caitlin McNaney) We Wanna Party with LinOn Lin-Manuel Miranda’s SNL stint that virtually everyone in the United States watched, the Hamilton maestro took us back to our drama club days with a post-Crucible rager. Oh, if only Lin could retroactively be at all of our high school cast parties. A live performance would totally beat playing In the Heights and Hamilton on a boom box. Or Bluetooth. Whatever the kids are doing these days. We Have a Last-Minute Halloween IdeaSorry, Lin, but we had to scrap our Hamilton Halloween costume at the eleventh hour after War Paint announced it was coming to Broadway. Check out Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in costume as makeup titans, including instantly iconic fascinators. We have two weeks to make this work. Miriam Shor, can you help us with the statement necklaces? Karaoke’s Just an Audition at a BarJenna Leigh Green is back on the musical theater stage in The Marvelous Wonderettes, and she didn’t even have to sing at a karaoke bar this time. Green revealed that after her Sabrina the Teenage Witch days, the creators of Bare discovered her singing abilities while she belted it out at a bar, and the rest is history. Now, if only someone would recognize us as we sing “Let Me Be Your Star” at Duet…last_img read more

Baldwin Doctor Charged With Selling Prescriptions

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Baldwin doctor is the latest in a string of Long Island medical professionals accused of illegally selling painkiller prescriptions without properly examining his patients.Dr. Anand Persaud was arrested at his office Tuesday and charged with criminal sale of a prescription, a felony.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said the 44-year-old internist twice sold prescriptions for highly addictive oxycodone without examining patients or providing documentation in November 2012 and March 2013.He charged these patients $250 or more for a visit including the prescription for a controlled substance. Both were on Medicaid, making them eligible for no-cost medical care, and Persaud is a Medicaid provider.Last month, Dr. William Conway, also of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and distribution of oxycodone, and Dr. Graycia Maynard, Queens, was arrested for similar charges in May.Persaud was ordered held without bail and is due back in court Thursday. He faces up to 15 years in prison, if convicted.last_img read more

Developing a better digital retail experience

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions tend to put a great deal of emphasis on the brick-and-mortar aspect of the retail experience. And that makes sense, as financial institutions are every bit as much of a retailer as the traditional big-box stores and malls are. However, the rapid rise of e-commerce means that an ever-increasing number of consumers will prefer to do business with you digitally or, at the very least, will check out your website presence before setting foot in a physical location. Understanding that, there are a number of litmus tests which you can apply to your bank or credit union website. Following are just a few of those. Give consumers a reason to visit your website. It may sound arbitrary, but it’s anything but. Simply slapping a digitized version of your brochure line on the website and expecting consumers to click happily to you isn’t going to happen. Your digital retail experience must offer a compelling reason for consumers to drop by. Are you offering high-value consumer information? Online-only specials? Regardless of the reason why, the very fact that your website offers a reason to check it out as opposed to a physical location is important. continue reading »last_img read more

Analysis: Dossier of Trump research raises many questions

first_imgWho paid for it?During the Republican primaries, a donor opposed to Trump becoming the party’s presidential candidate retained a research firm called Fusion GPS to unearth potentially damaging information about Trump.The donor has never been identified, but several possible suspects have denied responsibility, including officials from the super PACs that supported the rival campaigns of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida.After Trump secured the nomination, Fusion GPS was hired on behalf of Clinton’s campaign and the DNC by their law firm, Perkins Coie, to compile research about Trump, his businesses and associates — including possible connections with Russia.It was at that point that Fusion GPS hired Steele, who has deep sourcing in Russia, to gather information.Does it matter who paid for it?That depends on your politics.Republicans have criticized the dossier since its existence became publicly known when BuzzFeed published it in January.Trump has blasted it as “fake news” and “phony stuff,” and alleged that it is part of a broader witch hunt intended to cast doubt on his victory. Categories: Editorial, OpinionWASHINGTON — The so-called Steele dossier of research into President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia is back in the news, with the revelation that it was at least partly funded by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.What is the dossier?It is a 35-page collection of research memos written by Christopher Steele, a respected former British intelligence agent, primarily during the 2016 presidential campaign.The memos allege a multifaceted conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to help Trump defeat Clinton.The memos also detail unsubstantiated accounts of encounters between Trump and Russian prostitutes, and real estate deals that were intended as bribes, among other claims about Trump’s businesses. His allies now contend that the allegations in the dossier are discredited by the fact that it was funded at least partially by the Clinton campaign and the DNC.Trump asserted Wednesday in an interview with Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the Democrats’ payments for the research were “the real collusion.”Democrats argue that who paid for the research is irrelevant to the veracity of its claims, which they say should be thoroughly investigated.Yet some of the Democrats who funded the dossier have been leery about being associated with it.The lead Perkins Coie lawyer representing both the campaign and the DNC, Marc Elias, pushed back earlier this year when asked whether he possessed the dossier before the election and was involved in efforts to encourage media outlets to write about its contents.On Tuesday, the veteran Democratic consultant Anita Dunn, who is working with Perkins Coie, explained Elias’ earlier response.“Obviously, he was not at liberty to confirm Perkins Coie as the client at that point, and should perhaps have ‘no commented’ more artfully,” Dunn wrote in an email. Where does the dossier fit in with the government’s Russia investigations?James Comey, the former FBI director whose firing by Trump prompted the appointment of a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to oversee the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, received a copy of the memos after Election Day from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain had dispatched David J. Kramer, a former top State Department official, to obtain the dossier directly from Steele.And before Election Day, the FBI reached an agreement to pay Steele to continue his research, though that plan was scrapped after the dossier was published.During the presidential transition, senior U.S. intelligence officials briefed Trump and President Barack Obama on the dossier.Investigators from the House and Senate intelligence committees and Mueller’s team have been exploring claims made in the dossier.Mueller’s team reportedly interviewed Steele over the summer.Kenneth Vogel is a reporter The New York Times Washington bureau.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristscenter_img Even Clinton only found about Steele’s research after BuzzFeed published the dossier, according to two associates who discussed the matter with her.They said that she was disappointed that the research — as well as the fact that the FBI was looking into connections between Trump’s associates and Russia — was not made public before Election Day.But word of the memos and their contents had circulated in Washington political and media circles before the election.In British court filings, Steele’s lawyers said that he and Fusion GPS briefed journalists from a range of media outlets, including The New York Times, on his research starting in September 2016.Yet the research and even the existence of the dossier were not reported by the media, with the exception of Mother Jones magazine, which published a story in the days before the election that described the dossier, its origin and significance, while omitting the salacious claims.How much of the dossier has been substantiated?There has been no public corroboration of the salacious allegations against Trump, nor of the specific claims about coordination between his associates and the Russians.In fact, some of those claims have been challenged with supporting evidence. For instance, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, produced his passport to rebut the dossier’s claim that he had secret meetings in Prague with a Russian official last year. Is this sort of research common or legal?Campaigns and party committees frequently pay companies to assemble what’s known in politics as opposition research — essentially damaging information about their opponents — and nothing is illegal about the practice.However, Republicans and campaign watchdogs have accused the Clinton campaign and the DNC of violating campaign finance laws by disguising the payments to Fusion GPS on mandatory disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.Their disclosure reports do not list any payments from the Clinton campaign or the DNC to Fusion GPS.They do list a total of $12.4 million in payments to Perkins Coie, but that’s almost entirely for legal consulting, with only one payment — of $66,500 — for “research consulting” from the DNC.In a complaint filed with the FEC on Wednesday, the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit group that urges stricter enforcement of election laws, alleged that “at least some of those payments were earmarked for Fusion GPS, with the purpose of conducting opposition research on Donald Trump.”The complaint asserts that the failure to list the ultimate purpose of that money “undermined the vital public information role that reporting is intended to serve.”Graham M. Wilson, a partner at Perkins Coie, called the complaint “patently baseless,” in part because, he said, the research was done “to support the provision of legal services, and payments made by vendors to sub-vendors are not required to be disclosed in circumstances like this.”Who else knew about Steele’s research during the campaign?Officials from the Clinton campaign and the DNC have said they were unaware that Perkins Coie facilitated the research on their behalf, even though the law firm was using their money to pay for it.last_img read more

Labuan Bajo wildfire traps dozens of tourists for 5 hours at local dive resort

first_imgThe Wae Wuul Nature Reserve is on the westernmost coast of the island of Flores, which is about 46 kilometers to the east of Komodo Island, separated by Rinca Island. The police chief further elaborated that he split his team of officers from the West Manggarai Police as well as the East Nusa Tenggara water police and mobile brigade into two units. The units then tackle the fire from the sea and on land, with Bambang leading the marine unit and his deputy leading the ground unit.“[There are many] shrubs in the area that can easily catch fire in the dry season. We are still investigating whether [the cause of the fire] was cigarette butts or local residents burning thatch,” said Bambang, and that wildfires were frequent during the dry season due to the highly flammable vegetation. He added that he would coordinate with the local fire department and forest agency to organize regular patrols of fire hazard zones. A fire broke out on Thursday at around 7 p.m. local time to engulf the Wae Wuul Nature Reserve in Labuan Bajo of West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), trapping dozens of visitors who were staying at a local diving resort.West Manggarai Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bambang Wibowo said on Friday that authorities were able to extinguish the flames that had trapped the guests at the CN Dive Resort located in the nature reserve. “There are no casualties from the incident […]. We managed to contain the fire after two hours,” he told The Jakarta Post. Topics :center_img Nurul Hayati, a diver who was staying at the resort, said that she saw the fire heading in the direction of the resort at around 7 p.m. She said that officers from the West Manggarai Disaster Mitigation Agency arrived at around 12 a.m. to put out the fire with help from people at the resort, and that the police arrived at around 3 a.m.“We were already at the beach preparing to evacuate in case things didn’t go so well,” Nurul told the Post on Friday by text message.She said that the fire started to die down around 12 a.m. because of the rocky cliffs surrounding the resort, but that the flames had reached an area about 100 meters from the resort before they were contained.Bambang said that the fire broke out in four locations in the nature reserve. Two hot spots were reachable by land while the other two were reachable only by sea. He added that the hot spots and the subsequent forest fire did not spread to Komodo Island.last_img read more

US priest dealt methamphetamine

first_imgFaithInternationalLifestylePrint US priest dealt methamphetamine by: – April 2, 2013 77 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Kevin Wallin was suspended from his diocese in MayA Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine from his flat in the US state of Connecticut.Kevin Wallin admitted making more than $300,000 (£200,000) from drugs sent to him from California.The 61-year-old bought an adult video and sex toy shop, Land of Oz and Dorothy’s Place, to launder the drug money, prosecutors said.Wallin is due to be sentenced on 25 June. The sentence, already agreed, is between 11 and 14 years in jail.Prosecutors said Wallin had sold nearly 4lb (1.8kg) of methamphetamine.He was the pastor of St Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for nine years, before he resigned in June 2011, citing personal and health reasons.‘Monsignor Meth’He was given a sabbatical, but the Diocese of Bridgeport suspended him as a minister last May.Church officials accused Wallin of sexually inappropriate behaviour with other men in the church rectory.Earlier, he was the pastor at St Peter’s Church in the town of Danbury for six years until 2002.Wallin was arrested in January after an undercover agent bought 23g (0.8oz) of methamphetamine for more than $3,400 on six separate occasions.Wallin was dubbed Monsignor Meth by some media. Prosecutor David Fein said the arrest shut down “a significant methamphetamine distribution organisation that spanned from California to Connecticut”.Charges against four other people arrested in the case are pending.BBC Newslast_img read more

Two Young Dominican Leaders are Appointed OECS Sustainable Development Ambassadors

first_imgEducationLifestyleLocalNewsRegional Two Young Dominican Leaders are Appointed OECS Sustainable Development Ambassadors by: – June 25, 2020 Share Two enterprising young Dominican leaders, Tridel Edwin and Sapphire Vital, have been accepted as ambassadors of the Sustainable Development Movement 2020 Summit of the OECS Commission.SDM ambassadors are responsible for growing the network of movers for the SDM 2020 summit while planning and implementing local programmes geared towards spreading awareness about the sustainable development goals and facilitating discussion forums that will unearth innovative solutions that are positioned to accelerate the glorious come-back of Small Island Development States (SIDS).The OECS Commission says a total of 70 applications were received and after the implementation of a rigorous selection and due diligence process, the decision was made to engage 21 emerging leaders to serve as sustainable development movement ambassadors.They will participate in the sustainable development movement summit – a space where senior government officials, industry and private sector leaders, global entrepreneurs and civil society will converge over two days.Their objective is to network, experience real transformation and chime in on the exchange of thoughts, best practices, untold stories and strategies concerning sustainable growth and development within the Caribbean.Over 20,000 persons around the world have registered their interest in the summit 2020 which is scheduled for September in St Lucia.Tridel Edwin has made his mark in Dominica as co-founder and owner of 365 MMP, an artist manager and photographer.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sapphire Vital is an environmental change and management expert and works as a Sustainable Infrastructure Specialist. 1153 Views   no discussions Tweet SDM Kick-Off Virtual Meeting hosted on Friday, June 19, 2020 Sharing is caring! Registration Now Open for SDM 2020. Click HERE or Image below to Register Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share Sharelast_img read more

Fernandes: Ronaldo’s words inspired me

first_img He notched two goals and three assists in his first five Premier League appearances, as well as a goal and an assist in the Europa League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Bruno Fernandes Manchester United 2019-20 Fernandes and United appear to be a match made in heaven – much like Ronaldo and United – and he spoke with reverence for his new club. “When I arrived for the medicals, everything impressed me,” he said. “At the training ground, you can find everything. “At Old Trafford you warm up with nobody in the stands, you hear nothing in the tunnel, and then you enter the pitch and you hear an incredible noise. Read Also:EPL: Fernandes wins player of the month award for February “If you talk about stadiums that everyone knows, the most historic are San Siro and Old Trafford.” Fernandes’ fellow Portuguese, right-back Diogo Dalot, has made the bold claim of predicting his compatriot will become a club legend at United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bruno Fernandes has opened up on his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo after following in his footsteps by joining Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon.center_img Fernandes has enjoyed an impressive start to his career at Old Trafford, picking up the Premier League Player of the Month award in his first few weeks at the club. The 25-year-old is a team-mate of Ronaldo’s at the international level, with 19 appearances for Portugal to his name since making his debut in 2017. Speaking to Cronache Di Spogliatoio, Fernandes said: “He welcomed me very well to the Portugal national team. “We look at him as an idol, he has always been an idol for me. I followed his example, he is one of my favourites. “When I was called up by Portugal, he came to me saying, ‘You are doing a good job at Sporting, I like it’. Words like these make the difference.” After a lengthy transfer saga which at one point looked to have been dead, Fernandes joined United for €55 million (£50m/$61m) in January.last_img read more