Bob Weir Talks About Wanting To Continue Touring For The Rest Of His Life [Watch]

first_imgYesterday, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir was a special guest at the Einstein Gala in Toronto, ON, both to perform and to speak about the importance of innovation in both science and the arts. Ahead of that scheduled appearance, Weir appeared on local news affiliate CP24, talking one-on-one with host Travis Dhanaraj.The interesting conversation touched on a number of topics in a short time, including Weir’s presence at the gala and the connections between science and the arts, the foundation of the Grateful Dead, and Weir’s plans for the future. He mentions that he believes STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) should really be STEAM, with the A for arts, because of the importance of the creative spark. When the conversation turns to the Dead, Weir tells the story of meeting Jerry Garcia before the conversation turns to Weir’s plans for the future. In the discussion, Weir cites Count Basie and Johnnie Johnson as inspirational musicians who toured until their final days, saying “I’ve got nothing better to do” on multiple occasions.Keep on rockin’ it Bobby! You can watch the interview below:last_img read more

Report compares dietary fat intake among countries

first_imgHarvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues have compiled the first global data on dietary intakes of specific fats worldwide. The report compares the intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, trans fats, omega 3s, and other fats and oils among 187 countries.The report, written on behalf of the Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group, was published online April 15, 2014 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).Poor diet is believed to be the single leading modifiable cause of poor health in the world. By 2020, it likely will contribute to about 75% of all deaths from such chronic diseases as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cancer.The analysis of dietary assessments across the world provides estimates of the global consumption of major dietary fats and oils by region, country, age, and sex. The study was led by Renata Micha, research associate in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH and research director, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, and senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH.Among the findings:Between 1990 and 2010, global saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and trans fat intakes remained stable, while omega 6, seafood omega 3, and plant omega 3 fat intakes each increased. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Lecture analyzes Celtic Tiger

first_imgSarah L. Townsend, a visiting faculty fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute, traced in a talk Friday the literary usage of the term “pig” during the Celtic Tiger period in Ireland.Townsend analyzed the Celtic Tiger, a name for the rapid economic growth of the Republic of Ireland in the late 1990s, in the lecture titled “Miracles of Development: From Irish pigs to Celtic Tigers,” which focused particularly on Patrick McCabe’s “The Butcher Boy” and Enda Walsh’s “Disco Pigs.” “The works serve as fascinating barometers of the Celtic Tiger sentiment by capturing the early dizzying promises while simultaneously conveying depression for its excesses, exclusions and violent ends,” she said.These pig-oriented narratives reveal the mental logic of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath, Townsend said. The Irish works by McCabe and Walsh convey well the transition of Ireland into the Celtic Tiger and the subsequent depression, she said.The authors’ portrayal of characters emphasizes the country’a mentality during the time of transition into the Celtic Tiger economy, Townsend said.“McCabe’s and Walsh’s texts critique the piggish tendencies that development in Ireland caused because of the economic development of the latter 20th century … such as calling out the excesses of Celtic Tiger society,” she said.One example of aligning the transformation of characters to the transformation of the Irish people’s mentality was marking the characters’ development in terms of piggish consumption, Townsend said.“Development of consumer desires [by the characters] mark the emergence of a socialized and mature individual finally able to make and spend like the Celtic Tiger demand,” she said.The characters’ ultimate decline by over-consumption echoes the fate of the Celtic Tiger, which Townsend said transitioned Ireland from the country with the highest standard of living in the world in 2005 to one with a depressed economy by 2010.Tags: Celtic Tiger, Enda Walsh, Ireland, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Patrick MaCabe, Sarah L. Townsendlast_img read more

Fridays on the Fly | 7 Fly Fishing Instagrammers You Need to be Following

first_imgLet’s face it. As much as you want to live your days out on the water artfully casting flies to hungry river creatures of all kinds, this lifestyle is simply not pragmatic for the vast majority of us. Work and the everyday obligations of day to day life tend to get in the way. When that happens you can temporarily escape by checking out these fly fishing Instagramers who are using their accounts and their photography skills to bring the stream to you.1. @oliviadwilOlivia Williams has been fly fishing for a little over a year now. During that time, a period she describes as a long, strenuous learning process, she has documented her journey as a budding angler every step of the way. Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, Olivia is a self-taught angler. When she’s not fishing she spends her days working at the Asheville-based Hunter Banks Fly Fishing where she maintains and cultivates the shop’s social media presence in addition to her own. Keep up with Olivia’s adventures here.2. @katiecahnYou might recognize Katie from the March 2016 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors where she is featured prominently. Katie learned to fish while earning a degree at Western Carolina University. These days she spends much of her time with a fly rod in hand, combing the rivers and streams of Western North Carolina in search of wily brook, rainbow and brown trout, and outfishing most of the guys in the process. Lucky for us she documents her adventures on Instagram. 3. @laferriere.photographyKyle Laferriere is a Virginia-based photographer who specializes in documenting his passion for hunting and fishing. His fly fishing material is top notch. Spend a little time on his Instragram feed and you’ll temporarily forget that you’re stuck behind a computer screen. You might also find some inspiration for your next fly fishing excursion.Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 12.19.15 PM4. @maddiebrennemanThis fly fishing prodigy is all over the place. When she’s not guiding in her native Colorado she’s probably criss crossing the country in search of the next best fly fishing opportunity. Luckily, you can follow along and at least pretend that your life is as cool as Maddie’s.Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 12.44.17 PM5. @thefiberglassmanifestoCameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto has been producing high quality fly fishing content for awhile now, and his Instagram account proves it. In addition to frequent #troutporn postings on IG, Mortenson manages his own blog where he documents his personal fly fishing exploits, reviews all kinds of gear and preaches the gospel of the fiberglass fly rod. #glassisnotdead Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 12.49.26 PM 6. @drewfullerphotoWe introduced you to Boone-based Drew Fuller in last week’s installment of Fridays on the Fly with a beginners guide to fly fishing method known as ‘Blue Lining’. Be careful. One look at his Instagram account and you might find yourself packing the truck and heading of the mountain streams of the Western North Carolina High Country.Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 1.06.04 PM7. @badfishtvWhen you’re looking for your coastal fly fishing fix head over to the IG feed of @badfishtv. This Charleston, SC-based media company is fly fishing obsessed, and they focus much of their work on the captivating redfish of their native Low Country. But they don’t stop there. They’ve got amazing shots of everything from tarpon to wild mountain browns, all caught #onthefly of course. But their Instagram account is just a tool for promoting their video production company. Check them out here for hours upon hours of high quality fly fishing entertainment.Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 1.26.57 PMMore from the Fridays on the Fly blog:last_img read more

Florida’s Federal JNC gets to work filling vacancies

first_img July 1, 2001 Regular News Florida’s Federal JNC gets to work filling vacancies Florida’s Federal JNC gets to work filling vacanciesThe Federal Judicial Nominating Commission had fielded dozens of applications for vacant U.S. attorney posts and federal judgeships in Florida. The JNC was seeking applicants, with a May 31 deadline, for U.S. attorney in each of Florida’s three districts, two federal judgeships in the Southern District, and one judgeship in the Middle District. Eight attorneys applied for the U.S. attorney post in the Southern District, nine in the Middle District and 10 in the Northern District. Thirty one lawyers applied for a Southern District judgeship that will be based in Miami, 33 (including many who applied for the Miami post) applied for one that will be based in Ft. Lauderdale, and 22 applied for the Middle District judgeship, which will be based in Jacksonville. Applying for the Southern District U.S. attorney post were: Marcia G. Cooke, Charles William Dorman, Marcos D. Jimenez, Bruce H. Lehr, Guy A. Lewis, Craig M. Rappel, Robert W. Stickney, and Mark D. Wallace. Applying for the Middle District U.S. attorney post were: Thomas E. Bishop, Paul G. Byron, Dorman, Reynold N. Hoover, Christopher M. Kise, Reginald Luster, Edward C. Nucci, Paul I. Perez, and John F. Rudy II. Applying for the Northern District U.S. attorney post were: David H. Bludworth, Dorman, Gloria W. Fletcher, William Kemper Jennings, James R. Jorgenson, Kenneth E. Lawson, Gregory R. Miller, P. Michael Patterson, William R. Pfeiffer, and Thomas L. Bradford. Judgeships Most people applying for the Miami-based federal judgeship also applied for the Ft. Lauderdale opening, and eight lawyers applied for both Southern District openings as well as the Middle District slot. Applying for the Southern District post in Miami were: Peter Sylvester Adrien, Cecilia M. Altonaga, Roberto A. Angueira, Jerald Bagler, Ted Bandstra, Richard E. Brodsky, John B. Cechman, James I. Cohn, Marcia G. Cooke, Edward R. Curtis, Amy N. Dean, Dorman, Rex J. Ford, Gary Gerard, Caroline Miller Heck, John R. Kelso, Diana Lewis, Peter R. Lopez, Kenneth A. Marra, Jose E. Martinez, James O. Murphy, Jr., Hall Marvelle McIntyre, Monte C. Richardson, William L. Roby, Robert N. Scola, Jr., Barry S. Seltzer, Bernard S. Shapiro, Frank A. Shepherd, James A. Sparks, Glen J. Torcivia, and Linda Spaulding White. Applying for the Ft. Lauderdale seat were: Adrien, Angueira, Bandstra, Brodsky, Cechman, Cohn, Cooke, Jack S. Cox, Curtis, Dean, Dorman, Ford, Gerrard, Heck, Kelso, Lewis, Kenneth W. Lipman, Lopez, Marra, Martinez, Robert D. McIntosh, Murphy, Richardson, Roby, Robert A. Rosenberg, Scola, Patrick Scott, Seltzer, Shapiro, Shepherd, Sparks, Torcivia, and White. Applying for the Middle District seat were: Adrien, Angueira, Dana G. Bradford II, Cechman, Timothy J. Corrigan, Dorman, Douglas N. Frazier, Gregory P. Holder, Dan H. Honeywell, Gary R. Jones, Kelso, Christopher M. Kise, Edward C. LaRose, Thomas B. McCoun III, John Marshall Meisburg, Jr., Ronald M. Owen, Richardson, Roby, Sparks, J. Brad Stetson, Kenneth W. Sukhia, and Albert Tellechea.last_img read more

How to get back on track if you’re drowning in debt

first_imgGetting out of debt is much harder than getting into it. But you can do it — and along the way, you’ll rid yourself of a lot of stress.Countless people find themselves drowning in debt simply because they can’t control their spending. If this sounds familiar, try tracking everything you buy for a month, including all those “little” items that cost just a few dollars. Once you see how those purchases add up, you’ll realize how important it is to lay out a budget and stick to it.Understanding how much you actually spend is a good first step, but that alone won’t get you out of debt. The following strategies for managing different types of expenses — and bringing in some extra income — can you help you reach a happy, debt-free future.Control your credit card usageIf credit card debt is the problem, take these steps right away: continue reading » 99SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Vatican to hold Easter celebrations without congregation due to virus

The Vatican also said: “Until April 12, the general audiences and the Angelus presided over by the Holy Father will be available only in live streaming on the official Vatican News website.”According to the latest tally late Saturday, there have been 1,441 deaths in Italy due to COVID-19, and more than 21,000 Italians have tested positive.Italy is the hardest-hit European country so far in the pandemic.Topics : The Vatican said Sunday that its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus.”Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful,” the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement.The office is in charge of coordinating most of Pope Francis’s public schedule and his audiences with heads of state and other dignitaries. read more

Atlantis gazes to France as tidal loses out government subsidies in UK

first_imgThe competition for the UK government’s subsidy contracts has seen tidal energy projects lose out to those of more established offshore wind, prompting one of the leaders in the tidal energy industry, Atlantis Resources, to question UK government’s intention to capitalize on its vast tidal energy resources.Even though the company had forecast a two-thirds reduction in the level of revenue support required for Phase 1C, which was in a competition for the second UK’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round, versus that enjoyed by the initial phase of MeyGen, the project was still left without the CfD in this phase.The Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer said the significant cost reduction was not sufficient to allow the project to secure a CfD as it was competing with established technologies such as offshore wind.The MeyGen project was competing directly with more commercially-ready renewables, rather than within a sub-category of earlier stage marine renewables, due to removal of the previously pledged ring-fenced allocation, enacted by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in November 2016.The move caused Atlantis to shift focus to developing marine power projects in other jurisdictions, including near-term plans for delivering projects in France, Canada and South East Asia where tidal stream is well supported, according to the company.Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Atlantis, said: “It would be a travesty if the UK were to lose out on another emerging industry where it has established a first-mover advantage and where the cost of energy is on a steep downward trajectory. We expect our ensuing discussions with BEIS to focus on how the future jobs and growth benefits of the sector can be secured for the UK.“We’ve made great strides in reducing our cost of generation so that we can slash our requirement for revenue support, and I am incredibly proud of the work the Atlantis team has done in this respect.“However, I must acknowledge the difficulties of competing on a level playing field with established technologies like offshore wind, which has been operating at commercial scale in the UK for over a decade.“Elsewhere in Europe, we are being kept very busy pursuing opportunities in France and Canada, both of which have pledged capital and revenue support for tidal stream power.”Atlantis is in discussions with French authorities about establishing a multi-turbine array in French territorial waters which could commence construction in 2018.It has a 50% stake in a 4.5MW berth in Canada at the FORCE facility in Nova Scotia and will soon be in a position release updates to the markets on contracts and project development rights in Indonesia, China and South Korea, the company added.In the UK, Phase 1C of MeyGen is designed to provide nearly 240GWh of clean and predictable electricity to the grid each year from 2023, with the total generating capacity of the MeyGen project set around 400GW.Atlantis noted that the Phase 1B of the project, which involves adding additional 6MW to MeyGen, did not participate in the auction because it had been awarded funding support from European Commission mechanisms such as NER300 and Horizon 2020.Also, Atlantis has been awarded preferred developer status by the Duchy of Lancaster for the 160MW Wyre estuary tidal range and flood protection project.Commenting on the CfD2 allocation results, the Chief of RenewableUK, the country’s trade association for tidal, wave, and offshore wind, Hugh McNeal, said: “It’s great to see these excellent results for offshore wind. It’s important that innovative renewable technologies, including wave energy and tidal energy projects also have a route to market, so different mechanisms are needed to ensure these cutting-edge technologies can develop.“Tidal energy projects are already showing cost reductions and with the right encouragement can undergo the same sort of journey as offshore wind.” MeyGen tidal turbine deployment (Photo: Atlantis Resources)last_img read more

Thirty-two awarded for their ‘labour of love’ to Dominica Labour Party

first_img Share LocalNews Thirty-two awarded for their ‘labour of love’ to Dominica Labour Party by: – October 10, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressing the DLP Awards Ceremony on Saturday.Thirty-two members of the Dominica Labour Party were on Saturday awarded for their hard work and ‘labour of love’ towards the development of the party.At a special award ceremony at the Officers’ Quarters of the Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park Cabrits in Portsmouth, the fifty-six year old party led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted the contribution that these thirty-two ‘giants’ have made towards the Dominica Labour Party throughout the years.Mr Skerrit noted that while awards are usually associated with prizes or payments, no amount of money can compare to the level of commitment and dedication these members have shown.“Tonight we give special recognition to thirty-two of our comrades who have given exemplary and dedicated service to our Party. We normally associate the word “award” with a prize or payment. While this is good, there is no prize or payment that can compensate for the commitment demonstrated, the loyalty shown and the sheer hard work done by the awardees in fighting the fight for Labour. For them, their love for Labour has been translated into “a labour of love”.Prime Minister Skerrit also singled out “Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan and Communicator Extraordinaire Charles Savarin who I believe are shining examples of what Labour warriors ought to be”.In saluting these thirty-two giants, Senior Counsel Astaphan and Honourable Charles Savarin, Mr Skerrit also lamented the fact that some former friends of labour have become distracted by innuendo and lies of opposing forces.“I have to admit, with some regret, that some of our one-time brothers have found themselves entrapped in the language, innuendo and lies of those who do not wish your leadership well. Though very few in number, they could not embrace the shift in political strategy that was critical to turning around the fortunes of our party, allowing it to grow, to become more inclusive, while continuing to empower the hard working men, women and children who make up the bulk of our citizens.”Mr Skerrit however said “there comes a time when even the best of friends must part; I wish them well, but the door is always open for their return”.The Prime Minister also issued a warning to anti Labour forces who are seeking to incite violence in the country based on their personal vendetta against him that “whosoever diggeth a pit shall fall in it”.“It includes a vocal fringe with personal vendetta against Roosevelt Skerrit, who spend every minute, awake or asleep, conjuring up schemes and stories designed to place him on a slippery slope towards destruction; they attempt to invoke events of the past and superimpose them on the progressive achievements of Labour over the past decade in the hope, albeit false, that people will be incited to rise up against the duly elected Government; but friends my warning to them is this: ‘Whosoever diggeth a pit shall fall in it’.”The Prime Minister also shared his vision with his members for the next award ceremony, stating that it should also include an induction ceremony to include new members.“We should set the target of welcoming at least one hundred new members into the ranks of our party, this averages only about five inductees per constituency, and I know you can do this,” he said.Meantime Member of Parliament for the Cottage Constituency Reginald Austrie also encouraged member of the Dominica Labour Party to welcome new members into the party.“We must adopt an open policy; we must allow for the changes to take place within the party, we must put out the olive branch, we must welcome people into our midst. It is our intention that every single Dominican will vote for the Dominica Labour Party but in order to do this; we have to encourage them, we have to cajole them and when they come no matter where they come from we need to embrace them and welcome them,” he said.The Paix Bouche Cultural Group and the Capuchin Cultural Group provided entertainment to the crowd during the celebration for the awardees.Here are a few photographs of the ceremony: [nggallery id = 76]The awardees are; Helena Gasper of Castle Bruce, Mona Susanna Edwards of Colihaut, Dian John of Colihaut, Magdalene Joseph of Grand Bay, Isaiah Joseph of La Plaine, Henry Alexander of Mahaut, Vernice L. Davis of Marigot, Rosaline Joseph-Roberts of Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique, Eutychus Fabien of Paix Bouce, Reynold Alcendor of Petite Savanne, Vivian Remy of Portsmouth, Bernard Nicholas of Roseau Central, Augustina Darroux of Roseau North, Augustin Henry Ferguson of Roseau South, Keith Richards of Roseau Valley, Darroux Lawrence of Salybia, Ethel Prosper of Salisbury, Theresa Verna Theodore of Soufriere, Aaron LeBruin of St. Joseph, Gerold Jean of Penville, Whitfield E. Wallace of Wesley, Peter Royer and George Thomas of the Western Zone Labour Youth Organization, Wilbert Wylis of the Central Zone Labour Youth Organization, Jannel Thomas and Cathy Moise of the Southeastern Zone of the Labour Youth Organization, and Lisa Fabien of the Northeastern Zone of the Labour Youth Organization, Vinna Royer of Western Zone of the Labour Women’s Organization, Vena McDougal of Central Zone of the Labour Women’s Organization, Rosemary Williams of the Northeastern Zone of the Labour Women’s Organization and Hermina Lazare and Corinthia Blanc-Esprit of the Southwestern Zone of the Labour Women’s Organization.Dominica Vibes News Share 212 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Farmer stabbed, shot to death

first_imgThe 70-year-old resident GodofredoSacare died of gunshot and stab wounds on the body, a police report showed. According to police investigators, anunidentified suspect stabbed and peppered Sacare with bullets around 5 p.m. onMonday.  BACOLOD City – A farmer was shot andstabbed to death in Barangay Quezon, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.      center_img Officers of the San Carlos City policestation have yet to identify the suspect and the motive in the incident./PNlast_img