Aqueous Surprises moe. With Band Swap For The Sinclair Closer [Audio]

first_imgLoad remaining images moe. is currently in the midst of their spring tour, delivering their rock heavy jams all over the country. Last night, they played their fourth and final night at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. Up-and-coming, high-energy groove rockers Aqueous just so happened to be playing at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club supporting Dopapod when they decided to zip across town to see the end of moe. While talking backstage, Al Schnier had the idea for members of Aqueous to emerge on the band’s instruments for the encore to surprise the audience.With Mike Gantzer on Chuck’s guitar, Evan McPhaden on a Rob’s bass, Dave Loss on Al’s guitar, and Rob Houk on Vinnie’s drums, the band played an improvisational jam before closing with hints of an Aqueous original, “Random Company.” The band then switched back with the moe. members who closed out with “Comfortably Numb” cover by Pink Floyd.As done the previous evening, moe. played three sets. The vibe was true from the beginning, opening with a “Zed Naught Z” that appeared again half way through the second set. Crowd favorites “Captain America,” “Lazarus” and “Buster” made their way in, before the band closed with a rocking “St. Augustine” segue into “Same Old Story.”The surprise ending was the perfect way to close four nights at The Sinclair. You can watch the encore’s band swap below:Thanks to taper tgakidis, you can stream the full show audio below:Setlist: moe. | The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA | 4/08/17I: Zed Naught Z > Same Old Story > Bring You Down, Chromatic Nightmare#, Captain America, Montego, Where Does The Time Go? > WaterII: Kids > Lazarus, Letter Home > Faker > Same Old Story > Zed Naught Z, Gone > Deep This TimeIII: Skrunk > Kids, banter, Buster, Angel, St. Augustine > Same Old Story, crowd, al.nnouncementsE: Aqueous band swap, banter/crowd, Comfortably Numb# w/ Water Intro Fake Outlast_img read more

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Patrick named Commencement speaker

first_imgDeval L. Patrick ’78, J.D. ’82, who recently concluded two terms as the 71st governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Program of Harvard’s 364th Commencement on May 28.“Deval Patrick is an extraordinarily distinguished alumnus, a deeply dedicated public servant, and an inspiring embodiment of the American dream,” said President Drew Faust. “We greatly look forward to welcoming him home to Harvard on Commencement Day.”Raised on Chicago’s South Side, Patrick came to Massachusetts at age 14, having won a scholarship to Milton Academy through the Boston-based organization A Better Chance. He earned admission to Harvard College, as the first in his family to attend college, and spent a year in Africa after graduation on a Rockefeller Fellowship before studying for his law degree at Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.Early in his career, he served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, as a staff attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund working on voting rights and death-penalty cases, and then as a partner at the Boston law firm Hill & Barlow.In 1994, President Bill Clinton named him assistant attorney general for civil rights, the nation’s top civil rights post. In that role, he led the Justice Department’s efforts in such areas as prosecuting hate crimes and enforcing laws on employment discrimination, fair lending, and rights for the disabled.He went on to become the first chair of Texaco’s Equality and Fairness Task Force, and later served as a senior executive at Texaco and then at the Coca-Cola Co.Against long odds, he mounted a broad-based grassroots campaign that led to his election as governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He took his oath of office with his hand on the Mende Bible, presented to John Quincy Adams by freed Africans from the slave ship Amistad.Consistent with his emphasis on generational responsibility, Patrick’s leadership as governor featured strong support for Massachusetts public education at all levels and the vigorous growth of the life sciences, clean technology, and digital technology industries, collaborating with government, universities, and the private sector. In addition to guiding Massachusetts through the global financial crisis of 2008-09 and its aftermath, he pursued a wide range of priorities in such areas as economic opportunity, affordable health care, public infrastructure, government reform, veterans’ services, and marriage equality. During his tenure, Massachusetts led the nation on these and other fronts. He also brought a steady hand to a range of crises, from natural disasters to the Boston Marathon bombings.“It’s an honor to have Governor Patrick return to campus to share his life experience with the newest members of the Harvard Alumni Association,” said Cynthia Torres ’80, M.B.A. ’84, president of the alumni association. “From his youth on the tough streets of Chicago’s South Side, he went on to attend Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was twice elected to the highest office in our nation’s oldest commonwealth. His distinguished career continues a longstanding tradition of Harvard alumni in public leadership. We look forward to hearing him share his insights with our graduates, alumni, and friends.”Patrick will speak during the afternoon exercises at the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, held in Harvard Yard’s Tercentenary Theatre between Widener Library and the Memorial Church.last_img read more

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Turning courtyards into concert venues

first_imgDuring isolation, the Graduate Commons Program (GCP) has had to get creative about the ways in which they maintain connections to students. Before COVID-19 arrived, GCP staff could host upwards of a dozen events each month ranging from networking happy hours to fireside chats with faculty, all to help residents living in Harvard Housing build community among neighbors. Last March, when the usual way of doing things had to change, all programs were moved to virtual platforms. While game nights, book clubs, and art making classes proved possible online, residents also reported that by May, they were beginning to feel “Zoomed out.”Inspired by videos circulating social media of artists and DJs performing free shows from their balconies, GCP Senior Program Manager, Ashley Johnson, reached out to Peg Gaillard of So Good Sounds with an idea for a “Courtyard Concert Series” that could both support local musicians and entertain residents. Each Friday night, a different artist performs a live one-hour set from a courtyard within Harvard Housing. To maintain social distancing measures, residents were instructed to either listen from their balconies or windows, or stream the show live from GCP’s Instagram page.The series kicked off on May 15 with Sam Robbins performing live from Botanic Gardens. A Portsmouth, New Hampshire native and Berklee College of Music alumnus, Robbins was once a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” and plans to release a full album later this summer. Rachel Sumner, a Somerville resident, serenaded listeners with indie-folk covers and a few originals in Holden Green on May 29. Dwayne Haggins delighted residents on May 22 at 1 Western Ave., and closed the series on June 5 at Peabody Terrace to thunderous applause from the balconies above.“So Good Sounds was delighted to collaborate with GCP on the Courtyard Concert Series” Peg Gaillard said. “Our local musicians were thoroughly delighted to get out and perform for a live audience they could see and hear, even at a distance. At So Good Sounds we believe in the power of sharing live music and clearly GCP does too! At this challenging time, we had to get creative about how to do this. I so appreciate GCP’s willingness to support our local musicians and make this happen despite the challenges.”Eva Gottschalk was one of the residents listening from Peabody Terrace. “The mood was incredible” she said. “This music and space gave me so much. Going to concerts used to be one of my favorite things to do, so this did bring a bit of normalcy. … I felt this hour really provided the chance to pause, to remember the beauty of life. We need this!”After receiving positive feedback, GCP plans to resume the series later this summer, and may even spotlight talent within to Harvard community.last_img read more

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may step down without stepping away

first_imgEven after stepping aside as CEO, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will likely keep identifying new frontiers for the world’s dominant e-commerce company. His successor, meanwhile, gets to deal with escalating efforts to curtail Amazon’s power. Even after long-time Amazon executive Andy Jassy becomes CEO, Bezos will remain the company’s largest shareholder while taking on the role of executive chairman. That’s a title typically given to someone who intends to remain deeply involved key decisions. And Bezos has signaled his desire to keep coming up with new product ideas. He reassured investors that the executive who built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion goliath will be sticking around.last_img

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US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticized over relief package

first_imgTopics : The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.The US has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording more than 162,000 deaths — by far the highest of any country, ahead only of Brazil, which on Saturday became the second country to pass 100,000 deaths.The global death toll is at least 727,288 since the novel coronavirus emerged in China last December, according to a running tally from official sources compiled by AFP. Summer crowds Democrats say the president’s orders infringe on Congress’s constitutional authority over the federal budget.But Pelosi demurred when asked about possible legal action, saying, “Whether [it was] legal or not takes time to figure out.”White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow defended the new measures.”Maybe we’re going to go to court on them. We’re going to go ahead with our actions anyway,” he said.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a statement Sunday saying Trump “was fully committed to making sure that hardworking Americans and businesses continue to have the resources they need as our country safely reopens.”Trump’s Democratic opponent in the presidential election, Joe Biden, tweeted that five million coronavirus cases was “a number that boggles the mind and breaks the heart.”It shouldn’t have gotten this bad,” he said.Elsewhere, growing infections in and around Paris prompted French officials to make face masks compulsory outdoors in crowded areas and tourist hotspots in the city and surrounding areas from Monday.The mask will be obligatory for all those aged 11 and over in “very crowded zones,” said a police statement, including the banks of the Seine River and more than 100 streets in the French capital.As temperatures soared across western Europe, holidaymakers crowded beaches at the weekend despite warnings about the risk of infection.Local authorities in Germany warned that some beaches and lakes would be closed if there were too many people.Belgian police meanwhile arrested several people Saturday at the resort of Blankenberge after a brawl broke out on a beach between officers and youths they had told to leave for refusing to respect virus safety measures. Around 5,000 people demonstrated in Vienna for increased financial support for nightlife and relaxing coronavirus regulations.Back in the US, in another burst of defiance over health warnings, thousands of bikers converged on a town in South Dakota for what is billed as the largest cycle gathering in the world.In past years, the 10-day rally in Sturgis has drawn hundreds of thousands of bikers to socialize, drink and party together — raising fears among some locals that this year’s version could be a superspreader event. Nearly 20 million cases have been registered worldwide — probably reflecting only a fraction of the actual number of infections.As around much of the globe, the small African country of Malawi on Sunday imposed tight social restrictions to try to contain the disease, shutting all bars and churches, while hot weekend weather drew crowds in Europe to the beach.In Washington, the new virus relief package — announced by Trump on Saturday after talks between Republican and Democrat lawmakers hit a wall — was “absurdly unconstitutional,” senior Democrat Nancy Pelosi told CNN.Fellow Democrat and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, appearing on ABC, dismissed Trump’s unilateral measures as “unworkable, weak and far too narrow.” But with the nation’s economy still struggling to dig itself out of an enormous hole, Democrats appeared skittish about any legal challenge to a relief package they see as seriously inadequate.The four executive orders Trump signed Saturday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey will, among other things, defer payroll taxes and provide some temporary unemployment benefits.The president was seen as keen to show himself taking decisive action ahead of a November 3 election that could see him ousted from office, with polls showing a large majority of voters unhappy with his handling of the crisis.last_img read more

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All change for stewardship agenda as FRC reveals draft new code

first_imgAndrew Ninian, Investment Association“Asset managers have been clear that any new code should require signatories to report against actual stewardship activity, rather than just the policy that sits behind them, and should also reflect the growing range of issues that asset managers engage on, such as diversity and ESG.“The new proposed code recognises these key issues and provides a platform for them to be firmly embedded in the final version of the stewardship code.”Caroline Escott, policy lead for investment and stewardship at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association: Caroline Escott, PLSA“We’re pleased to see that many of these new proposals are in line with what our members have been calling for. Ensuring the code clearly explains how the principles apply to asset owners should make it easier for them to make sure their asset managers are undertaking effective stewardship.“We also welcome the specific reference to [ESG] issues as these can represent significant risks and opportunities to companies, so it’s important these are drawn out.”Fergus Moffatt, head of UK policy at ShareAction: The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has proposed revisions to the UK’s stewardship code that would hold institutional investors to “substantially higher” standards of policy and practice.The draft 2019 code – on which it launched a consultation today – aimed “to create a market for stewardship driven by a demand from asset owners and beneficiaries for better quality information about how asset managers and service providers fulfil their responsibilities”.Win Bischoff, chair of the FRC, said the review of the code “recognises the significant changes in the investment industry and stewardship landscape since the 2012 revision”.“It sets both higher expectations for stewardship practice and introduces more rigorous public reporting with a focus on outcomes and effectiveness,” he added. “We believe the changes proposed put it at the forefront of stewardship internationally.” The changes come a month after a review of the FRC proposed scrapping the audit regulator and replacing it with an independent statutory regulatory body. The Kingman review also advocated a “fundamental shift in approach” to the stewardship code and said serious thought should be given to abolishing it if it could not focus on “outcomes and effectiveness” rather than policy statements.The consultation on the proposed changes to the stewardship code is part of a package of papers released today.center_img The entrance to the FCA’s headquarters in Stratford, LondonUK financial services regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on measures to implement the amended Shareholder Rights Directive for asset managers and life insurers, saying that its proposed new rules would set “an important baseline in a continuum of measures to drive effective stewardship.” .The revised stewardship code aimed to encourage higher standards beyond the minimum, it added.The FCA also published a joint discussion paper with the FRC, which it said aimed to “provide an appropriate platform” for a broader debate on stewardship – its importance and how it is best achieved. Fergus Moffatt, head of UK policy at campaign group ShareAction, said: “Given the FCA’s responsibility to supervise the conduct of asset management firms, carry out enforcement activities and achieve good consumer outcomes, it could feasibly play a more prominent role on stewardship.”What’s in the new code?The draft 2019 stewardship code is based on a new definition of stewardship, which identifies its primary purpose as “looking after the assets of beneficiaries that have been entrusted to the care of others”.This, according to the FRC, assigned asset owners a central role in promoting effective stewardship practice and in the selection, monitoring and evaluation of asset managers acting on their behalf.The FRC also proposed a broader scope for the code, with signatories also expected to exercise stewardship across assets outside of listed equities including fixed income and infrastructure equity.Asset owner and asset manager signatories to the code should, for example, “explain their policy on bond engagement, including the extent to which they engage pre- and post-issuance of bonds”, the FRC said.“The draft 2019 code sets higher standards for asset owners and asset managers regarding how they integrate stewardship responsibilities into their investment processes”Financial Reporting CouncilThe revised code also “sets higher standards for asset owners and asset managers regarding how they integrate stewardship responsibilities into their investment processes,” the FRC explained.One of the provisions in the draft code states that they would need to “disclose the structures and processes they have in place to ensure that information gathered through stewardship activities is factored directly into investment decision-making”.The revised code has a focus on purpose, values and culture, which is intended to align it with the new UK corporate governance code for companies. Material ESG factors The draft code makes explicit reference to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors, and signatories are expected to take into account material ESG issues when fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities. These changes align with recent changes to occupational pension regulations.For example, under the proposed code, asset owner and asset manager signatories would need to explain how their approach to investment and stewardship “is aligned with the investment time horizon of beneficiaries, including how they take material ESG factors into account”. The FRC has also heeded feedback that the code should be more clearly tailored to the different roles of different entities in the investment chain.The draft code differentiates between asset owners, asset managers, and service providers, including investment consultants and proxy advisers.Under the new code, pension funds with internally managed assets would follow principles and provisions for both asset managers and asset owners.The FRC has also proposed more rigorous requirements for reporting. Investors would be required to publish a policy and practice statement upon signing the code, and an annual activities and outcomes report. Reporting would be subject to increased oversight by the FRC.  Stakeholders welcome new codeAndrew Ninian, director of stewardship and corporate governance at the Investment Association: Fergus Moffatt, ShareAction“We support many of the changes proposed by the FRC in its consultation paper, particularly around clearer distinctions on the duties of the different types of signatory to the code…“In addition, the explicit reference to environmental and social factors throughout the document is an extremely positive step forward and the recognition by the regulator that ESG factors can be financially material – and in such instances should be considered by signatories – is good news for companies, investors, savers, and the environment.”last_img read more

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NegOcc cops roll out security measures ahead of ‘undas’

first_img Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office director Colonel Romeo Baleros said all personnel are expected to render duty and those on leave were recalled. According to Baleros, village watchmen and volunteers will also assist police in maintaining peace and order and, if necessary, render medical services. BACOLOD City – The police in Negros Occidental is going on “full alert” status days before the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. He added that remaining personnel will continue to perform regular police functions such as conducting patrols, border control and checkpoint operations.center_img “A total of 448 police personnel will be deployed and will man various police assistance desks in the province’s 90 cemeteries, 47 bus terminals and 16 seaports,” said Baleros. Baleros also encouraged his personnel to visit their departed relatives prior to their Nov. 1 and 2 deployment to ensure their personal matters do not interfere with their respective duties./PNlast_img read more

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Indiana Grown celebrates upcoming anniversary at the Statehouse

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—Indiana Grown today celebrated its upcoming five year anniversary in the historic Statehouse with program members, partners, and legislators. During the celebration, the Indiana Grown team highlighted their major accomplishments and outlined key priorities for the year ahead. Attendees gathered to hear from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who has been a longstanding supporter of Indiana Grown, along with ISDA Director Bruce Kettler and Indiana Grown Director Heather Tallman.“The Indiana Grown program is expanding daily and I commend the work done by our staff over these last five years to get this program to where it is today,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director. “Today’s event was a great opportunity for members to share their experiences with legislators, and I hope they both gained a greater knowledge of this outstanding program.”Recently, they received a grant to study the economic impact of buying local foods or products and to determine consumer and producer awareness. In 2020 Indiana Grown will open the nation’s first agriculture/airport partnership at the Indianapolis International Airport: Farmers’ Market featuring Indiana Grown.  “The hard work from our team and the resulting partnerships we have made over the years have propelled this program forward faster than we could have imagined,” said Heather Tallman Program Director. “We look forward to what 2020 brings to the table for Indiana Grown and our members.”Visit www.IndianaGrown.org to learn more about the program.last_img read more

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Iheanacho guns for 6th league goal

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace In-form Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, will hunt for his sixth Premier League goal as Leicester City and Arsenal go head to head at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.Iheanacho would also be gunning for his 11th goal in all competitions against Crystal Palace on Saturday in what was his ninth league start and 16th appearance. It is also the first time he scored in back-to-back league games this term having scored in last Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Everton, and the second overall after doing so in the two-legged EFL Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.The Foxes remain in third place as a result of the victory, but will need to be watchful of Chelsea and Manchester United who are just one and three points behind, respectively, on the table, which is making for an intense race to finish in the lucrative Champions League places.They travel to the British capital to confront Arsenal – who saw off Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday with Super Eagles hopeful Bukayo Saka scoring his first-ever Premier League goal.Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey remain sidelined for the Foxes, but Brendan Rodgers could once again start both Vardy and Iheanacho after both scored last time out.Tags: Aston VillaCrystal PalaceEFL Cup Semi-FinalEmirates StadiumKelechi Iheanacholast_img read more

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Woodpecker Products Ltd Junior squash Four categories contested on opening day

first_imgTHE Guyana Squash Association (GSA) on Wednesday night served off its second junior tournament for 2017, the Woodpecker Products Ltd Junior National Squash Championships, at the Georgetown Club Inc. courts.Four of the ten categories were contested on opening day. There were several exciting matches as players vied to register victories in their matchups.Results in the respective categories were as follows.Boys’ Under-11Louis Da Silva trounced Chad De Abreu 11-0, 11-0, 11-1.Nathan Rahaman whipped Shiloh Asregado 11-0, 11-4, 11-3.Boys’ Under-13Ethan Jonas overwhelmed Liam Carpenter 11-1, 11-3, 11-1.Michael Alphonso defeated Zachary Persaud 11-3, 11-3, 11-2.Demetrius De Abreu beat Nicholas Verwey 11-3, 11-2, 11-3.Boys’ Under-15Samuel Ince-Carvalhal overpowered Osmond Mack 11-0, 11-1, 11-2.Shomari Wiltshire conquered Jason Gomes 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.Gianni Carpenter bettered Mikhail Persaud 11-4, 11-2, 11-4.Lucas Jonas defeated Dominic Collins 11-4, 11-4, 11-3.Girls Under 15Makeda Harding the better of Kirsten Gomes 11-3, 11-4, 11-9.Abosaide Cadogan crushed Teija Edwards 11-0, 11-0, 11-1.Madison Fernandes trounced Jahcinta Adams 11-0, 11-0, 11-1.Kirsten Gomes got past Aliyah Persaud 11-9, 11-3, 11-2.Makeda Harding thrashed Teija Edwards 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.The tournament continued with a series of matches last evening.last_img read more

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