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Turkuaz Taps Nate Werth And Steve Swatkins For Special Phish After Party In NYC

first_imgTurkuaz’s July 25th late-night performance at Irving Plaza is far from the only exciting show going down in New York City surrounding Phish‘s upcoming 13-night “Baker’s Dozen” run. Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix) #July 25 – Turkuaz @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (SOLD OUT)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)# (L4LM & Brooklyn Bowl Presents) The Baker’s Dozen run is right around the corner, and Phish fans have been handed an eclectic variety of late-night shows to help them party into the wee hours of the morning. With thirteen shows at Madison Square Garden and a seemingly endless supply of late-night options on the horizon, deciding upon late-night plans has never been more complicated. Well, allow us to simplify things, as an already can’t-miss show just sweetened the pot with Turkuaz’s announcement this morning that they’ll be joined by Steve Swatkins and Nate Werth for their after-show at Irving Plaza on Tuesday, July 25th.Phishin’ With: Craig Brodhead From TurkuazThe Brooklyn power-funk masters that are Turkuaz have been rising through the ranks over the past few years, making a name for themselves as they’ve crisscrossed the country, bringing their tight and polished sound to clubs and festivals nationwide. The band, who spent their early years making a name for themselves at the beloved venue Brooklyn Bowl, have already made a huge impact in 2017. This year alone, they’ve already crushed a national tour with support from Organ Freeman, dominated Jazz Fest with two shows with moe., and turned in an incredible performance at Bonnaroo, which earned them national acclaim.Turkuaz Announces Fall Tour With Sinkane And Organ FreemanAnother highlight for Turkuaz was their debut at the beloved outdoor venue, Red Rocks, as part of Lettuce’s Rage Rocks event. During their performance, the group was joined by Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and keyboard extraordinaire Steve Swatkins, and the collaborations across their set were truly something else. Now, the band will bring their tour-tested live show back to NYC for an intimate post-Phish late night performance for the ages, and they’re bringing back Werth and Swatkins to share in the ride. See below for full info on this funky late night show! Plus, don’t forget to check out our Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late Nights for more information about what’s going down in New York City during Baker’s Dozen!Lettuce Rages Red Rocks With Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr., John Scofield, And More [Photos/Videos]CEG & L4LM Pres. A Phish After-Party with…TurkuazVenue: Irving PlazaTuesday, July 25, 2017Doors: 11:00pmShow: 11:59pmTickets: $26 advance GA / $28 day of show GA / $45 VIP**Buy Tickets Here** Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets!last_img read more

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Melissa Dell wins 2020 Clark Medal

first_imgHarvard economist Melissa Dell, who studies the long shadow economic history casts on societies, has received the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal. The prize, administered by the American Economic Association, is awarded annually to an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field.Dell, 37, examines how long past conflicts, economic conditions, and institutions can have lasting impacts on a nation. She uses empirical evidence to quantify those effects. Her research, which has focused largely on Latin America and Southeast Asia, ranges from work on how forced labor in Peru and Bolivia from the 1500s to the 1800s has conditioned current development, to how policies enforced by the Mexican government against the country’s illicit drug trade has changed patterns of violence and trafficking and affected local economic development. “One of the key questions I am trying to better understand is how poverty and insecurity can be so persistent over time and the challenges that society faces in trying to counter them.” — Melissa Dell “Through her pioneering, careful, and creative data collection and empirical work, Melissa Dell has advanced our understanding of the role state and other institutions play in the daily lives of and economic outcomes of ordinary people. In doing so she has also given a new energy and direction to the entire field of political economy and development,” reads the AEA statement announcing the award.Dell ’05, who earned a master’s as a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford, said she was thrilled that the award recognizes not only her work but also her field of study.“This recognition shows that people are interested more broadly in the sorts of questions that we study in the political economy of development. I think it’s really exciting for the field and for the sorts of questions that we think are really important,” said Dell. “For me, one of the key questions I am trying to better understand is how poverty and insecurity can be so persistent over time and the challenges that society faces in trying to counter them.”Harvard helped set her on the path to studying economics said Dell, now a professor in the economics department, who arrived on campus in 2001 as a freshman unsure what the field of study entailed. It wasn’t long before she was hooked. “I think it was a combination of being able to take really fantastic classes and being introduced to what research is and the sorts of questions that economists think about that really fascinated me,” said Dell.That fascination eventually won her the John H. Williams Prize, which recognizes the best Harvard undergraduate student in economics, and the Seymour Harris Prize, awarded to the best undergraduate thesis in the department, for “Widening the Border: The Impact of NAFTA on the Female Labor Force in Mexico.”Study-abroad programs to Peru and Chile also offered Dell a chance to engage with the wider world.“I got an opportunity to see what things were like on the ground and to realize how important the things that we learned about in the classroom actually were to people’s lives,” said Dell, who graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics. She went on to receive her master’s degree from Oxford University in 2007, and her Ph.D. in 2012 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Looking to the future as the global economy tries to recover from the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Dell said her work and research could help highlight some important truths.“Part of what I try to think about is how you build trust in the state. And that’s also really fundamental to thinking of things like trust in science, because trust in broader institutions tend to go together more generally,” she said.In addition, Dell said her work examining how certain societies have responded to economic shocks over time underscores “the importance of a safety net that can help reorient employment in times of crisis.”Dell’s work has drawn several honors in recent years. The Economist magazine named her one of the decade’s top eight young economists in 2018; she won the Calvó-Armengol International Prize, awarded to a top economist under the age of 40 by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship in 2017; the International Monetary Fund named her one of the 25 economists under the age of 45 shaping thought about the global economy in 2014.last_img read more

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Long Island Weather: Snow, Freezing Temps Likely Next Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Don’t pack the gloves, scarves and hand warmers just yet—another cold blast is on its way and snow may not be too far behind.Long Island was treated to a gorgeous day Saturday as temperatures mostly hovered around 50 degrees, allowing for a much-needed reprieve from this snowy and downright freezing winter.Similar temperatures are expected Sunday with party sunny skies in the forecast.But Mother Nature it seems has had it out for LI all winter so prepare for another chilly week.The mercury Monday night will drop to around 22 degrees and Tuesday will hover around freezing. But forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting a 60-percent chance of snow overnight into Wednesday, though its still early to estimate snowfall amounts.Expect gentler skies Thursday and Friday, but temperatures should remain below freezing, particularly during the evening hours.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania Remains Up for Grabs as Trump and Biden Assert Confidence

first_img– Advertisement – Updated – Advertisement – Mr. Biden, a Scranton native whose pitch to Democrats was always that he could woo back white working-class voters, fell short of that goal. Although he slightly narrowed margins in rural counties compared with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Mr. Trump, who barnstormed through the state’s most conservative regions, brought out even more of his base.- Advertisement – In Washington County in southwest Pennsylvania, a region that benefited economically from fracking for natural gas, Mr. Biden won a slightly larger share of the vote than Mrs. Clinton did, 38 percent versus 35 percent. But with overall turnout up significantly, Mr. Trump won 9,300 more raw votes this year than he did in 2016, while Mr. Biden added only 7,650 additional votes. The pattern appears to have repeated across central Pennsylvania.“There was no dropoff” for Mr. Trump from 2016, said Rob Gleason, a former chair of the state Republican Party, who lives in Cambria County in central Pennsylvania. “It’s pretty fantastic.” If the race comes down to the wire, the fate of thousands of provisional ballots set to be counted next week might also be in play. Many voters who requested mail-in ballots but decided to vote in person instead and did not bring their mail ballots with them to be “spoiled,” or rendered unusable, were given provisional ballots, said Bethany Hallam, a member of the elections board of Allegheny County. At least one Republican lawsuit was filed to throw out certain provisional ballots, and Ms. Hallam expects more are coming.Mr. Trump “sent his entire legal team to Pennsylvania to try to invalidate legal votes in whatever way possible,” Ms. Hallam said.No matter who ends up winning the battle for Pennsylvania, the geography and the closeness of the race revealed a state pulling ever further apart along regional and partisan lines. Suburbs outside Philadelphia and Pittsburgh that once leaned Republican have become treacherous for the party under Mr. Trump, while blue-collar counties, where Democrats used to win election after election, have moved to the populist right. Nov. 4, 2020, 6:36 p.m. ET Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, condemned Mr. Trump’s legal challenges.“Our election officials at the state and local level should be free to do their jobs without intimidation or attacks,” Mr. Wolf said in a statement. “These attempts to subvert the democratic process are disgraceful.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Migrant worker neglect could hurt Malaysia economic recovery

first_imgCovid-19: Migrant worker neglect could hurt Malaysia economic recovery Search quotes, news & videoslast_img

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Tax cut numbers in letter don’t add up

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI’d like to give a different perspective on Gary Guido’s May 10 letter on “Trump’s “present to cost us all plenty.”Gary gave a somewhat detailed example related to gas prices and how they’ve increased since 2016 and how they affect family income today. Oil/gas prices are affected by U.S. oil domestic policy, geopolitical events and OPEC, which all presidents have to contend with. Readers, you can do your own research on how OPEC affected the price of oil/gas from 2012 through 2018 and you’ll see why, as Gary mentioned, the price of gas was about $2.10 per gallon in 2016 and is what it is today.Also, if we assume there’s inflation (wage inflation and consumer price inflation) in the market, then people five to six years ago were making less than today and consumer prices were less than today. In Gary’s example, I didn’t see where he mentioned wage inflation, which could offset consumer price inflation.Regarding tax changes, which include changes to the standard deduction and exemptions: For a family with $75,000 income, my calculations indicate a family would pay less under the new tax law and have more in their pocket.Can we now take Gary’s conclusion about President Trump and apply it to President Obama, when in 2012 the price of gas was about $3.50 per gallon?JERRY SMITHRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Sanchi Slick Fire Burns Out but Oil Spill Spreads

first_imgThe fire that was burning on the water surface at the site of the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi has gone out, China’s Oceanic Administration said in an update on Monday.However, Chinese authorities have discovered various oil slicks at the site which have been extending northward from the position of the wreck.There is an 18.5 km long, 1.85-7.4 km wide condensate leak zone around the area, the agency said.Monitoring activities at the site continue and the agency said it was collecting water samples from the site for inspection purposes.Nevertheless, the exact extent of the pollution and environmental impact of the accident is yet to be determined.“There is also the possibility of a fuel oil spill. Given that the fuel tanks in these sorts of vessels are located close to the engine room, it is likely that the fuel tanks have remained intact since the initial collision on January 6. “As the fuel oil cools, it will become more viscous which will help to slow or even prevent leaks. In this scenario, it is possible that we will see chronic low volume leakage over a period of time at the seabed. The impact would remain relatively local,” Paul Johnston from Greenpeace International’s Science Unit in the University of Exeter, UK, said.What is more, according to Greenpeace experts from East Asia and Japan, the explosion and sinking of the Sanchi occurred in an important spawning ground for many commercial species such as the bluefin leatherjacket and the swordtip squid. The area is also on the migratory pathway of many marine mammals, such as humpback whale, right whale and gray whale.The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of condensate oil, which is very volatile, meaning that much of the substance will have been consumed in the fire and that most of the spilled condensate will evaporate into the air.A proportion of condensate spilled will dissolve into the water, and this will be locally toxic until it dilutes enough to be broken down by natural processes, probably quite quickly, Greenpece explained.Any condensate that does spill may produce a surface sheen, though that may be hard to see or detect in current weather conditions, which will evaporate, dissolve or disperse quite quickly.Based on the estimates of China’s Ministry of Transport less than 1 percent would remain on the sea surface 5 hours after the collision.“Now that the tanker has sunk, it is important that operations now shift from salvage and recovery, to assessment of the impacts of the potential condensate spill. An assessment of how much condensate has been spilled must be conducted as soon as possible and appropriate containment and clean-up measures adopted,” Greenpeace stressed.The Sanchi sank on January 14, 530 km from Shanghai and 310 km from Naha, Japan.The hope of finding any survivors of Sanchi’s 32 crew members has diminished, according to Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).Three bodies have been recovered from the vessel and are yet to be identified.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Play Offs

first_imgIn two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase.  I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way the National League Central has gone this year.  At one point these 3 teams–Pirates, Cardinals, and Reds–had the best 3 records in all of baseball.  However, when you just play one game of  “winner take all”, 162 games seems like a lot of wasted effort.  I know they don’t want to play in November, but there has to be a way of making this first round 2 out of 3 and still getting the rest of the playoff games in.  If you can’t play 7 games in 10 days or less, I think there is something wrong with your training program.  I feel there are too many days off, especially when you get down to the final round.  At least in this system, you do get to decide it on the field playing a contest rather than some arbitrary formula for picking the one team that is going on.  We have seen this too many times in other sports.  Especially by some high school athletic associations.  A few years ago a 10-0 football team in Cincinnati did not make the playoffs because of their weird formula, and a team with a 4-6 record did.  The reason was that the 10-0 team didn’t play a tough enough schedule.  What a crock!  Let’s hope the Reds win this one game if that is the situation they are in and get a chance to redeem last year’s debacle.last_img read more

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Get Children to Put Down Electronics This Week

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it’s easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It’s Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged.Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said turning off screens can shift the focus to more engaging activities, which can improve well-being and relationships.“We want to get people to stop looking at those screens and start looking at each other,” he said, “because we have so much to offer each other.”While the idea of having their children go screen-free might send parents into a panic, Golin said they might be surprised with the result.“Kids are much more imaginative at coming up with activities than we give them credit for these days,” he said. “So if we can start to break that habit – as the second we’re bored we reach for the tablet or we turn on the video-game system – we’d be amazed at the ways that kids can entertain themselves.”Excessive use of screens is linked to attention problems, poor school performance, sleep problems and emotional difficulties among children. Because children are always watching their parents, Golin said, it’s important that good habits are practiced in the home.“So that means when we’re having conversations, we’re not distracted looking at our phones,” he said. “That means we’re not bringing our devices to the dining room table. We’re absolutely not glancing at our phones when we’re on the road because our children will be driving someday and we don’t want to be modeling that behavior as well.”Experts discourage screen time for children younger than age 2, and for other children no more than two hours a day of educational programming. But research shows that 8- to 18-year-olds spend about seven hours using screen media every day.last_img read more

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Professional Olympics

first_imgDo you remember when the Olympics were for the young amateur athletes?  This, obviously, is not the case today.  Most of the people who will compete this summer are being paid (some very handily) in their sport making them professionals.  The basketball team will likely be all professional players who make millions.  Only high school age or younger are truly amateurs in the Olympics today.Recently, Sugar Ray Leonard voiced his opposition to this practice in an article of Sports Illustrated.  I am with him.  I liked it a lot better when the athletes were truly amateurs.  Today in order to compete you must use the professionals.This will not keep me, however, from watching and enjoying the competition.  We are all rooting for Chris Giesting and Bryce Timonera to be a couple of those athletes.last_img read more

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