Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Announce 2019 Colorado Tour

first_imgJennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) and Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power) have announced an upcoming batch of dates that will see the dynamic duo navigate through Colorado’s most picturesque mountain towns.The duo will start out with a show at Denver’s Ophelia’s on February 21st, before stops bat Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel (2/22); Nederland’s Caribou Room (2/23); Crested Butte’s Public House (2/26); Vail’s Shakedown Bar (2/27); Buena Vista’s Lariat (3/2); and a final show at Steamboat Springs’ Old Town Pub on March 3rd.Nexus, Jennifer Hartswick’s latest solo LP, features contributions from Cassarino as well as six-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride. As the album announcement noted, on Nexus, Hartswick delivers “a powerful and vulnerable performance from the depths of her soul.” The trio joined forces for a special show at NYC’s intimate Rockwood Music Hall in October, and none other than Trey Anastasio came out to play some tunes with his longtime friend and collaborator.See below for a list of Jennifer Hartswick tour dates with Cassarino. For more information, head to Hartswick’s website.Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Upcoming Tour Dates:1.15 – 1.21.19JamcruiseInternational Waters 2.21.19Ophelia’sDenver, CO2.22.19The Stanley Hotel w. LettuceEstes Park, CO2.23.19The Caribou RoomNederland, CO2.26.19Public HouseCrested Butte, CO2.27.19Shakedown BarVail, CO3.2.19LariatBuena Vista, CO3.3.19Old Town PubSteamboat Springs, COView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

The Raconteurs Release “Help Me Stranger” Music Video [Watch]

first_imgThe Raconteurs are gearing up to release their highly-anticipated studio album, Help Us Stranger, due out on June 21st via Third Man Records. The band—comprised of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler—have been largely inactive since 2012. The new record will mark the Grammy Award-winners’ first album release in more than a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.On Friday, The Raconteurs shared a new single, “Help Me Stranger”, which is accompanied by a music video. The band previously shared three singles off of Help Us Stranger, including “Sunday Driver”, “Now That You’re Gone”, as well as a cover of Donovan’s “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)”.Watch The Raconteurs’ new “Help Me Stranger” music video below:The Raconteurs – “Help Me Stranger”[Video: The Raconteurs]In addition to previously-announced U.S. festival appearances at Woodstock 50 and Railbird, as well as an upcoming international tour, The Raconteurs will embark on an extensive North American tour that will span from July through October, highlighted by multi-night runs at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (8/21-22); Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (8/29-30); and Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK (10/13-14).For tickets and more information on all tour dates, visit The Raconteurs’ website.The Raconteurs 2019 Tour Dates:May 25: All Points East – London, UK *May 26: L’Olympia – Paris, France (SOLD OUT)May 27: Cirque Royal – Brussels, Belgium (SOLD OUT)May 28: E-Werk – Köln, GermanyMay 30: Verti Music Hall – Berlin, GermanyMay 31: Heartland Festival – Kværndrup, Denmark *June 1: Orange Warsaw Festival – Warsaw, Poland *June 2: Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands *June 21: Mission Ballroom – Denver, COJuly 12: Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MIJuly 13: Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MIJuly 14: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WIJuly 15: Armory – Minneapolis, MNJuly 18: WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center – Seattle, WAJuly 19: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BCJuly 20: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BCJuly 21: Edgefield – Troutdale, ORJuly 23: Fox Theater – Oakland, CAJuly 24: Fox Theater – Oakland, CAJuly 26: Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CAJuly 27: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CAJuly 28: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CAAugust 10: Railbird Festival – Lexington, KY *August 11: Knoxville Civic Auditorium – Knoxville, TNAugust 12: Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, INAugust 13: Stage AE (Indoors) – Pittsburgh, PAAugust 15: Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OHAugust 16: Woodstock 50 – Watkins Glen, NY *August 17: The Anthem – Washington, DCAugust 18: The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NCAugust 20: Township Auditorium – Columbia, SCAugust 21: Tabernacle – Atlanta, GAAugust 22: Tabernacle – Atlanta, GAAugust 29: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TNAugust 30: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TNAugust 31: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TNSeptember 3: Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NCSeptember 6: Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NYSeptember 7: Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NYSeptember 9: House of Blues – Boston, MASeptember 12: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – Toronto, ONSeptember 13: Express Live! Indoor Pavilion – Columbus, OHOctober 4: Austin City Limits – Austin, TXOctober 9: The Mission Ballroom – Denver, COOctober 11: Zilker Metropolitan Park – Austin, TXOctober 12: The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OKOctober 13: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OKOctober 14: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OKOctober 16: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OKOctober 17: Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MOOctober 18: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO*Festival showView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Talking pandemic across borders

first_img“Our primary intention is to straddle the attention of government leaders and health care professionals and experts,” Hundal said. “Our episodes reveal many missed opportunities to bridge the divide between the two spheres of pandemic management.”According to Hundal and Rajagopal, the project has also attracted Canada Research Chairs, affiliates of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and health policy specialists across South Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and Oceania. Following the interviews, Hundal and Rajagopal consulted with the countries to, using their own health policy backgrounds to support their pandemic initiatives or connect them to research groups and organizations best suited to help.The project’s latest episode is an interview with the Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs of Sint Maarten and the pair are now working with that country to support its next phase of pandemic planning by connecting its leaders with intergovernmental resources.“Many of the developing nations cannot abide by closing down their borders for a long time,” Rajagopal said. “When they’re faced with impossible choices, how do they make the best of their situations?” A COVID-19 battle with many fronts For Native Americans, COVID-19 is ‘the worst of both worlds at the same time’ In the battle against systemic racism, these alumni chart different courses for change Taking action to help others in tough times Related Alumni across the U.S. mobilize to solve problems in wake of COVID-19 When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, leaders around the world scrambled to develop policies to protect their citizens, with varying degrees of success.Incoming Harvard Medical School student Sai Rajagopal ’20 started doing research into why it seemed that his native Canada was doing better than the U.S. “I noticed that in Canada they were implementing stricter lockdowns and achieving better epidemiological outcomes than in the U.S. I wondered, ‘What if we could bring some of these other countries’ COVID-19 responses to American listeners so they could see for themselves what is working and what isn’t,’” he said in an interview with SEAS.That led Rajagopal and his friend Henna Hundal ’19 to create the Bridging Borders Project, an online platform to assemble the perspectives of world leaders and exchange health policy ideas.Since May the pair have interviewed leaders and policy makers over Zoom in a Q&A format and posted the 15-minute edited recordings to the Bridging Borders website. More than a dozen episodes are currently available. Guests include presidents, prime ministers, and other policy leaders from different countries and territories across the globe.During interviews with several different prime ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, for instance, Hundal and Rajagopal said they noticed a common theme of mask-distribution challenges. And they proposed a solution to address them.“We followed up with recommendations for inter-island mask-distribution schemes that aligned with CARICOM ‘travel bubbles,’ which were implemented to kickstart the tourism-based economies,” Hundal said, referring to agreements that ease travel between neighboring countries.,Hundal said she and Rajagopal realized that the lack of communication was a major problem playing out on all levels from global to local. Hundal grew up in a family of immigrant almond farmers in Turlock, Calif., and was struck by the stark difference between the pandemic response in her hometown and in Boston. In Hundal’s experience, smaller communities like hers do not always share accurate information, and information coming from mainstream media is not always trusted.“I thought this insight into the discrepancies so early in the pandemic was a sobering perspective,” she said. “[I wanted to] get a taste of a more comprehensive look from policymakers. … We’re hoping we bring that sober, responsible perspective to the programming.”One of the project’s goals is to amplify the concerns of communities that are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, such as the Navajo Nation, where 30 percent of households don’t have access to running water, making COVID preventative measures like regular hand washing a widespread challenge. By highlighting these disparities, Hundal and Rajagopal said they hope to connect communities to stakeholders who can invest in pandemic relief.Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation, said during an interview that Indigenous communities were fighting to receive their promised pandemic relief funding from the federal CARES Act. In response, Hundal and Rajagopal advocated for the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Response Donation Fund across social media.“We bring international attention to the [grass-roots] initiatives of the communities we feature because we believe they best know how to allocate their own fundraising dollars,” Hundal said.Hundal and Rajagopal build on-the-ground contacts with government officials, and guests often reach out to suggest other potential subjects. The leaders with whom they share data in turn contextualize it with what’s going on in the region.“We drill it down to three questions we want to know more about,” Rajagopal said. “They’re deeper questions that present a narrative of how the government is facing the pandemic.”,Guests share their perspectives on their COVID-19 response, such as Prime Minister Lotay Tshering of Bhutan, a neurologist who works as a physician on the weekends and develops policy during the weekdays. He believes that medical professionals should have a more prominent role in managing the pandemic than politicians do.“The former [profession] impacts the latter,” Hundal said. “He lives it; he’s in the line of fire.”Leaders also have to confront the realities of economies, such as those in the Caribbean, which rely heavily on tourism. In his interview, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda proposed a reparations model. Because the U.S. was partially built with slave labor from the region and the repercussions are ongoing, the nation should consider providing monetary aid to help during the pandemic, he argues.“It’s an inescapable fact that a lot of wealth generated in the Caribbean is actually sent to North America and Europe to build the infrastructure, build the universities, and establish strong economies,” Browne said in his episode. “We were left poor and destitute. We think there should be some level of compensation, and I am one to believe there should be cash compensation.”The two alumni hope that Bridging Borders will also serve as a touchpoint for Harvard researchers and academics focused on the pandemic, and direct them to the priorities of countries around the world, especially those facing structural issues. “Many of the developing nations cannot abide by closing down their borders for a long time. When they’re faced with impossible choices, how do they make the best of their situations?” — Sai Rajagopal Alumni spearhead public health campaigns, data visualization maps, and outbreak plans for Native American tribal leaders In the name of justice Virus takes disproportionate toll on tribes’ health and economy, Harvard experts saylast_img read more

Astrophysicist examines world’s largest telescopes

first_imgNotre Dame professor of astrophysics Peter Garnavich addressed a full room of students, faculty and members from the South Bend community Tuesday night on the topic of the universe’s largest telescopes.Garnavich said the current era is what he calls the “golden age of astrophysical exploration,” a period that will garner some impressive discoveries over the next several decades.“We see a time, after the Big Bang, which was sort of the dark ages, where no stars existed,” he said. “We understand very little about cosmology at this time, because we’re always stuck when light isn’t being created … but eventually, stars are starting to be formed and we can start to see what’s going on there.”Garnavich said dark matter, despite its name, makes up much of what we know about the universe.“A lot of what we think we know about the universe is actually dark; we think that dark matter makes up about one quarter of the universe,” he said. “… Dark matter may be some weird particle, some weird thing that we don’t know, but it’s a larger part of the universe.“Then dark energy makes up about three-quarters of the universe, the mysterious energy that makes the universe actually accelerate instead of decelerate.”Though dark energy and matter make up much of the universe, there are stars and other elements that make up a significantly smaller but important portion, Garnavich said.“This really doesn’t leave a lot of room for the ‘ordinary’ stuff, so round-off error in astronomy means that atoms make up a very small fraction, less than 3 percent of the universe is made of hydrogen and helium and that little smattering of elements,” he said.Garnavich tied this idea of understanding the universe to telescopes with the famed Hubble telescope.“In about the 1920s, a guy named Hubble began to understand much more about the universe by studying distances in the universe,” he said. “This is a big problem when you don’t know the scale of the universe or the distance of the stars or the distance of the galaxies, in fact, back then they didn’t know there were other galaxies, they thought they were just fuzzy blobs within our galaxy.”The telescope came about as a result of trying to find those distances, and Hubble was a trail blazer into the present golden age of discovery, Garnavich said.“He actually found the distances of objects then comparing that to the velocity those objects were moving away and came up with a really nice relation … which obviously became so famous it got his name on a really big and really important telescope,” he said.Tags: astrophysics, Big Bang, Hubble Space Telescope, Peter Garnavich, Telescopeslast_img read more

GreenPath Debt Solutions of Michigan acquires CCCS of NH and Vermont

first_imgGreenPath, Inc., a nonprofit consumer credit counseling agency doing business as GreenPath Debt Solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of New Hampshire and Vermont. GreenPath is now providing free debt counseling and financial education from offices in Concord, Dover, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, and Nashua, New Hampshire; and in Barre, Burlington, and Rutland, Vermont.GreenPath is committed to strengthening local services. “We are looking forward to providing our GreenPath products and services to residents of New Hampshire and Vermont,” said Jane McNamara, president and CEO, GreenPath, Inc. “CCCS of New Hampshire and Vermont’s long history of providing local services will continue and expand under the GreenPath name.”Consumers can access GreenPath services in person, by phone or through the Internet. Services include debt and credit counseling, personalized budgeting, housing counseling, financial education, and bankruptcy counseling. GreenPath also offers debt management programs, which may help stop collection calls, lower interest rates, eliminate late fees and lower monthly payments. In addition, GreenPath staff will conduct community education outreach and workshops throughout the area.”Since 1972, CCCS of New Hampshire and Vermont has helped more than 100,000 people with their personal finances,” remarked Kerry York , group manager, GreenPath Debt Solutions and former executive director of CCCS of New Hampshire and Vermont. “We are excited about combining operations with GreenPath to provide even more efficient and effective products and services to our clients.”With the acquisition, GreenPath now offers face-to-face appointments at 55 offices in ten states. The company also offers services by phone and Internet throughout the United States. For more information about GreenPath Debt Solutions, visit is external) or call (866) 648-8122.About GreenPath Debt SolutionsGreenPath Debt Solutions is a nationwide, non-profit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing debt and bankruptcy concerns. Our customized services and attainable solutions have been helping people achieve their financial goals since 1961. We also deliver licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Our professional counselors are certified by the NFCC, and we are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).SOURCE GreenPath Debt Solutions FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/last_img read more

Like a Kid

first_imgThere are a lot of reasons to ride your bike. It’s really good cardio, it’s a wonderful way to see a city, it helps reduce your carbon footprint…but if I’m being honest with myself, I ride my bike so much because it makes me feel like I’m 13 again. There was an afternoon recently when I rode my bike through my neighborhood to the park to play baseball, which is literally what I did just about every day of my 13th year. Although this time, I did have a flask of whiskey in my backpack, so I guess it wasn’t exactly like when I was 13. Our latest Whiskey Wednesday resulted in a similar sense of nostalgia for the whole group. We picked a strange route that had us exploring a weird forested track with rogue trails dropping off of a couple of dirt fire roads. The trails were mostly fall line, skinny pieces of loose dirt that zig-zagged through the trees and over creeks. We didn’t know where any of them led, so every new path we took was a leap of faith. It felt a lot like mountain biking for the first time, when everything was new and we were pedaling hard and going fast because it was fun and adventurous.I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately, probably because I’m 40 and I guess that’s what you do when you hit middle age. You think about the glory days of little league and riding bikes before you discovered girls. I even had a nostalgic moment for shitty beer recently. I was at a party and there was a Corona in the cooler. So, I drank it, and the beer immediately took me back to my early 20s—a time when there wasn’t a lot of craft beer to be had, and even if there were options, I didn’t have the money to splurge on decent beer. I spent most of my time drinking Natural Light ($6 for a 12 pack). But if I was flush with cash, I was drinking Corona with a lime. Even today, the beer tastes like pool parties and a general lack of responsibility. I think the whole craft beer world must be feeling nostalgic for those days, because more breweries are producing their own version of the Mexican Lager. Oskar Blues has one, Ska Brewing has one, 21st Amendment has one…now Sweetwater has one. They’re debuting their easy-drinking Mexican Style Lager today, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The beer is one of the first releases from their new pilot brewing system, The Hatchery. And it’s exactly what you think it should be—light as hell (just 4.8% ABV), mildly sweet and crisp…in short, it tastes like pool parties and a general lack of responsibility, and I respect the hell out of Sweetwater for sticking to the script with the style. Craft breweries have the tendency to get a little arty with their beers, even when they’re trying to placate the lowest common denominator. They’ll brew a 40-ounce malt liquor, but use organic malt, an experimental hop strain and hibiscus flowers. But Sweetwater’s Mexican Style Lager satisfies my thirst for nostalgia. It’s like riding a bike to a baseball game, or pedaling hard through the woods without knowing where you’re going. It’s like being a kid again.last_img read more

Colombia, Ecuador Reestablish Diplomatic Relations

first_imgBy Dialogo November 13, 2009 Colombia and Ecuador have restored diplomatic ties after nearly going to war in 2008 over clashes involving leftist rebels, Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said on Friday. “As planned in the roadmap, we have agreed to appoint our charges d’affaires,” Bermudez told Radio Caracol. Both governments agreed earlier this month to appoint envoys to their respective embassies no later than November 15. The move was described in Quito as “a new step toward normalization of diplomatic relations,” a statement said. Relations between the neighboring South American nations were shattered on March 1, 2008, when the Colombian military bombed a clandestine encampment run by Colombian FARC guerrillas in Ecuador, and diplomatic ties were severed two days later. FARC’s number two Raul Reyes was killed in the raid, as well as 24 others.last_img read more

Trinidad and Tobago Calls for Concerted International Action Against Drug and Arms Trafficking

first_img Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar addressed the United Nations General Assembly to call for “urgent international action” for the fight against drug and firearms trafficking on September 27. Persad-Bissessar urged that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) be used to stop the trade in illegal firearms, and called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be empowered to try drug-traffickers, according to Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday newspaper. Stressing that Caricom governments, including hers, are concerned about the proliferation of illegal small arms and light weapons, Persad-Bissessar explained that national governments alone cannot solve the problem because of its global dimension. In order to address the problem, stated the Prime Minister, “We have had to divert financial resources which could have otherwise been used for economic and social development.” During her 18-minute address, Persad-Bissessar stated that the origin of illicit trade is beyond national borders and so merits a global response, reported Newsday. “We cannot allow our young people to continue to fall victims to this insidious monster which has fueled translational organized crime and resulted in cross border armed violence which threaten the political and social stability of many nations,” she said according to the Xinhua report. The first female Prime Minister of the Caribbean archipelago concluded her loudly applauded address with a call for more conversations between nations, reported Newsday. By Dialogo October 01, 2010last_img read more

Blizzard Watch Issued for Long Island, Foot of Snow Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island will be under a blizzard watch starting Saturday morning as the first major winter storm of the season barrels toward the region.The National Weather Service’s advisory warns that the impending Nor’easter could dump up to a foot of snow on the Island. Strong winds and the heavy snow are expected to limit visibility to ¼ mile or less. The blizzard watch will be in effect until Sunday afternoon.“Extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions likely,” the weather service said in a statement. “Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.”A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibility, making travel dangerous, the agency explained.Forecasters are expecting 35 mph winds and 50 mph gusts Saturday. The current forecast has snow arriving Saturday afternoon, followed by periods of rain, snow and sleet. The snow could be heavy at times, forecasters said.Up to a foot of snow is possible across Long Island over the weekend. (Photo credit: Accuweather)Dubbed “Jonas” by The Weather Channel, the powerful storm could impact up to 15 states with blizzard conditions as south as Washington D.C. and Maryland.Officials on Long Island are warning residents to use caution while traveling.“The message from the Suffolk County Police Department today is please be careful with the storm coming this weekend…Be prepared,” Deputy Commissioner Tim Sini told reporters during a press conference Wednesday.The department already has equipment and people in place throughout the county to ensure road safety, Sini said.“If you can stay off the roads, stay off it,” he said. “And if you have to travel, please use caution. Speed is your enemy.”At a press conference Thursday morning, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano echoed Sini’s warnings, urging residents to stay off the roads if travel isn’t necessary. The county has more than 200 employees at the ready and more than 28,000 tons of salt available to treat roadways, Mangano noted.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is preparing to allocate resources to localities caught in the storm’s path.“This storm could have a significant impact in communities throughout the downstate area–so I am directing all relevant state agencies to be on alert and ready to respond as the weather develops,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We will be closely monitoring storm conditions throughout the weekend, and deploying resources and equipment as necessary.”PSEG Long Island is conducting logistics and system checks ahead of the Nor’easter to “ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies.”“While snow and wind normally don’t pose a serious problem to the electric system, icing on lines and trees can increase the possibility of downed wires and power outages,” PSEG LI’s John O’Connell said in a statement.Forecasters expect highs of 32 and 36 degrees Saturday and Sunday, respectively.Friday is expected to be dry and chilly. The forecast calls for a high of 22 with wind chill values as low as 15.last_img read more

Does your credit union need a Chipotle checkup?

first_imgBy now you have probably heard about the many woes facing the Chipotle Mexican Grill brand. Beset by food safety concerns, the chain actually took the step of closing all its stores for four hours earlier this year to conduct a company-wide staff meeting about food safety. Whether or not this helps heal the crippled brand is debatable.What Chipotle essentially did was order the “all stop” maneuver, better known in naval terminology. In an “all-stop” scenario, the captain orders the engine room to bring all engines to a condition in which they are no longer driving the ship.While the Chipotle example is one of extremes, there is a lesson there for credit unions. If your brand and consumer engagement is floundering to the point where you need to issue an “all-stop” order, what would you do? continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more