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Bob Weir Holds Rob Wasserman Tribute With RatDog, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & More [Watch]

Bob Weir Holds Rob Wasserman Tribute With RatDog, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & More [Watch]

first_img[H/T JamBase] Just a few months ago, the Grateful world was saddened upon learning about the death of legendary bassist Rob Wasserman. Best known for his work on the upright bass, Wasserman was an integral member of Bob Weir’s band, RatDog, and his death was felt heavily by fans everywhere.Though Dead & Company honored Wasserman’s passing with the debut of a RatDog cover, “Even So,” when Wasserman passed, bandmate Bob Weir decided to host a full-fledged tribute to his lost comrade. Held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, Weir welcomed a number of guests to his show, including Steve Kimock, Mark Karan, Dave Ellis, Robin Sylvester, Jeff Chimenti and Jay Lane – all of whom were former members of RatDog. The band also welcomed Lukas Nelson and DJ Logic, who each sat in with the RatDog ensemble.Another interesting addition to the show was Gov’t Mule, who rushed over from their nearby performance and took the stage to extend the tribute. You can check out a handful of videos from the night below, as provided by Jay Blakesberg.last_img read more

‘Confronting Violence’ through arts and activism

‘Confronting Violence’ through arts and activism

first_imgThe chain-mail bikini is not only impractical, it’s dangerous. Not simply because of the lack of protection it would afford Red Sonja, the sword-wielding warrior who wears it, but because of the misogyny it overtly embodies, promoting the idea that a supposedly strong woman is only as important as her sexual appeal.“Red Sonja originally wore a tunic covering her arms and body,” explained Tony Davis, proprietor of the Harvard Square comic-book store Million Year Picnic. “That devolved into the chain-mail bikini.” Indeed, the muscled heroine on display at Radcliffe’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall appeared barely contained by her scanty armor. Her comic book is one of 36 that can be perused in “Confronting Violence: Critical Approaches to American Comics and Video Games,” up through April 17.The one-room exhibit opened on Tuesday as a lead-in to “Confronting Violence,” a conference at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Along with the comic books (supplied by Davis, who spoke about the historical context of the popular form), the exhibit features wall texts discussing both comics and video games.Tony Davis, proprietor of the Harvard Square comic-book store Million Year Picnic, spoke at the exhibit opening of “Confronting Violence: Critical Approaches to American Comics and Video Games,” up through April 17. Photo by Kevin GradyOn one wall a video presentation features media critic Anita Sarkeesian’s “Feminist Frequency” discussions of misogyny and violence in video games. Against another, attendees are invited to play the latest version of “Tomb Raider.” In this fourth iteration of the popular video game, heroine Lara Croft (portrayed in the film version by Angelina Jolie) not only has a backstory but, after three generations of short shorts, finally gets to wear long pants.The opening remarks provided context for the exhibit, asking why comics and games matter. “Where do we develop our ideas about gender and violence?” asked Janet Rich-Edwards, planning committee chair for the conference, co-director of the science program Academic Ventures at the Radcliffe Institute, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “For many children in the United States, it may be in our comic books and in our video games.” This exhibit, she went on to explain, is intended to “provoke our thinking about gender and violence.”In the fantasy worlds of comics and games, the two are often linked. As the Sarkeesian video explains, women are often portrayed as pawns in male games, existing merely as prizes for valor or forfeits, to be stolen or killed as a punishment or spur to (male) action. Even previously strong female characters may succumb. When Wonder Woman joined the Justice Society of America in a later iteration of her comic book, said Davis, “they made her the secretary.”Among the 36 recent comic books in the exhibit, some progress can be seen. Strongly feminist and gender-neutral comics like “Lumberjanes” and “Momeye” offer fun and brightly colored alternatives to the retro Red Sonja and Vampirella. But the path isn’t exactly clear. A little more than three years ago, DC Comics launched its “new 52” series. Among these (and on display) are a revamped “Catwoman” that opens with the feline antiheroine and Batman in a sexual clinch — only somehow, Batman retains his clothes, while Catwoman is shown in various stages of undress.Referring to these illustrations — and the physically impossible poses on some of the covers — Davis mentioned the Hawkeye Initiative. That project reimagines male superheroes in outfits as flimsy as those on their female counterparts, and in the same awkward poses designed to showcase breasts and behinds. “You realize people don’t dress like that, they don’t move like that,” he said. “It’s enlightening and also very funny.”Talking about videogames, Arnold Worldwide production artist and industry veteran Giuliana Funkhouser discussed how women are beginning to change the field from the inside, as female gamers and indie developers start to make their mark. Ultimately, said Funkhouser, the rapid rise of cellphone and tablet technology “make it easier for lots of different kinds of people to get into the field.”“That’s got to help,” she said.The two-day “Confronting Violence” conference and symposium will continue the discussion of how activism and cultural change, including considerations of gender, can affect public policy and reduce violence. The program, which includes considerations of gender, begins with an artistic event and discussion that features hip-hop music on April 9 and continues with a full day of presentations and discussions on April 10, will be held at the Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge. It is free and open to the public. Register online at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.last_img read more

Hot Shot! Catch a First Look at Samantha Barks in New Musical Amelie

Hot Shot! Catch a First Look at Samantha Barks in New Musical Amelie

first_imgWe’ve been excited for the new musical Amelie ever since we first heard about it. After all, the Oscar-nommed movie was the perfect mixture of quirky, lovable and je ne sais quoi. Now we’re getting a first look at the new musical, starring the uber-talented-gorgeous-perfect Samantha Barks in the leading role. The show, which began performances at Berkeley Rep on August 29 and runs through October 4, looks poised for Broadway. And to that we say, “Oui, s’il vous plaît!” See Barks opposite Broadway fave Adam Chanler-Berat below. View Commentslast_img read more

SBA lending in Vermont through July exceeds $50 million

SBA lending in Vermont through July exceeds $50 million

first_imgThe US SBA loan volume report for the 10-month period (October 1st through July 31st) is $50,453,400. These are Vermont loans only. This compares to $64,826,244 for the same period last year. The federal fiscal year ends September 30. Once again, Peoples United Bank was the largest SBA lender with 51 loans totaling $9,612,100.last_img

Stephen Leffler, MD, named Fletcher Allen’s Chief Medical Officer

Stephen Leffler, MD, named Fletcher Allen’s Chief Medical Officer

first_imgStephen Leffler M.D. has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Fletcher Allen Health Care.  He is currently medical director of the Emergency Department and president of the medical staff. Dr. Leffler succeeds John Brumsted M.D., Fletcher Allen’s interim president and chief executive officer. As CMO, Dr. Leffler will be the senior clinical executive responsible for medical staff affairs, the Jeffords Institute for Quality, technology management and ethics. He will also participate in strategic planning and lead continued development of a regional integrated system of care, drawing upon his experience working with other hospitals and physicians in the area.During his nearly two decades at Fletcher Allen Dr. Leffler has served on numerous clinical committees and has been a key collaborator on significant organizational initiatives including Fletcher Allen’s regional STEMI project -a program to ensure heart attack victims receive life-saving care as rapidly as possible.Dr. Leffler received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 1993.  About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center — providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York — and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org(link is external) or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia(link is external).last_img read more

Peruvian Military and National Police Seize Large Amount of Cocaine

Peruvian Military and National Police Seize Large Amount of Cocaine

first_imgBy Dialogo January 21, 2015 The Military and National Police are combating the remnants of the Shining Path in the VRAEM, where the terrorist organization has partnered with narco-traffickers and illegal growers of coca to use drug trafficking revenues to funds its terrorist operations. A Peruvian Special Forces battalion comprised of Military personnel and National Police officers captured four suspects in connection with the seizure of 420 kilograms of cocaine in the Ayacucho region on January 16. The Military and National Police are combating the remnants of the Shining Path in the VRAEM, where the terrorist organization has partnered with narco-traffickers and illegal growers of coca to use drug trafficking revenues to funds its terrorist operations. A Peruvian Special Forces battalion comprised of Military personnel and National Police officers captured four suspects in connection with the seizure of 420 kilograms of cocaine in the Ayacucho region on January 16. Peruvian security forces have maintained a record of success over the past several years in their efforts against drug trafficking. In 2014, Peruvian law enforcement destroyed a national yearlyrecord of 30,349 hectares of coca crops, topping its goal of 30,000 hectares. That achievement prevented 233,000 kilograms of cocaine from reaching the streets, according to Interior Minister Daniel Urresti. The previous year, law enforcement and security forces eradicated a then-record 24,000 hectares of coca after destroying 14,234 hectares in 2012. The operation occurred in the village of Santa Rosa in the district of Llochegua, located in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM), which is the world’s top region for cultivating coca, the main ingredient used to produce cocaine. There, Special Forces seized 14 sacks filled with cocaine and took the drugs to a Military base in Pichari in the Province of La Convención. During the raid, the Soldiers and police officers also seized several weapons, including a submachine gun and communications equipment. Military authorities did not immediately identify the suspects or say what countries they are from. The operation occurred in the village of Santa Rosa in the district of Llochegua, located in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM), which is the world’s top region for cultivating coca, the main ingredient used to produce cocaine. There, Special Forces seized 14 sacks filled with cocaine and took the drugs to a Military base in Pichari in the Province of La Convención. During the raid, the Soldiers and police officers also seized several weapons, including a submachine gun and communications equipment. Military authorities did not immediately identify the suspects or say what countries they are from. Peruvian security forces have maintained a record of success over the past several years in their efforts against drug trafficking. In 2014, Peruvian law enforcement destroyed a national yearlyrecord of 30,349 hectares of coca crops, topping its goal of 30,000 hectares. That achievement prevented 233,000 kilograms of cocaine from reaching the streets, according to Interior Minister Daniel Urresti. The previous year, law enforcement and security forces eradicated a then-record 24,000 hectares of coca after destroying 14,234 hectares in 2012. last_img read more

Biden blasts Trump’s photo op in front of riot-damaged church

Biden blasts Trump’s photo op in front of riot-damaged church

first_imgBiden, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate in the November election, slammed Trump for “using the American military against the American people,” after the president vowed to order an army crackdown on the sweeping civil unrest.”He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo,” Biden tweeted late Monday. “For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him.”Biden also announced he would speak Tuesday in Philadelphia “on the civil unrest facing communities across America.”Washington’s mayor Muriel Bowser called the move “shameful”.”I imposed a curfew at 7pm,” she tweeted. “A full 25 minutes before the curfew & w/o provocation, federal police used munitions on peaceful protestors in front of the White House, an act that will make the job of @DCPoliceDept officers more difficult.”New York governor Andrew Cuomo also expressed outrage over the incident.”What the president did today was he called out the American military against American citizens,” Cuomo tweeted.”He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church. It’s all just a reality TV show for this president.”The visit enraged Washington’s Episcopal bishop, Marian Budde.The president did not seek permission for the visit, she told CNN, condemning his use of a Bible, failure to pray, failure to acknowledge the agony of Americans and decision to use tear gas on protesters to make the visit.”I am outraged… we distance ourselves from the incendiary language of this president,” she said.”I just can’t believe what my eyes have seen tonight… I had no idea,” she added. Topics : As he spoke, law enforcement — including military police — could be seen firing tear gas to clear peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park, outside the White House, so the president could walk over to the church. Known as “the Church of the Presidents,” St. John’s was sprayed with graffiti and partially damaged by fire during unrest on Sunday.”We have a great country,” Trump declared just outside the Episcopal church, where he held up a Bible. He did not answer questions from reporters before leaving again. The backlash was swift.  US President Donald Trump spurred fresh outrage Monday after police used tear gas to clear protesters from outside the White House so he could pose for photographs at a nearby church damaged during civil unrest.The move earned him a sharp rebuke from the city mayor, the Episcopal bishop, and leading Democrats including former vice president Joe Biden, who decried the use of force merely “for a photo.”Trump’s visit to the historic St John’s Church, across the street from the White House came after he delivered an address denouncing vandalism that has followed anti-racism protests that have gripped the country for a week. last_img read more

Man City at crossroads as Guardiola faces up to the future

Man City at crossroads as Guardiola faces up to the future

first_imgTopics : Manchester City head into the new campaign at something of a crossroads, having lost their Premier League crown and failed again in Europe under Pep Guardiola.They have the obvious task of trying to regain the upper hand over Liverpool domestically and finally unlocking the door to Champions League success after another quarter-final exit.But there is a much bigger and broader long-term challenge to be addressed as the wealthy club face some major decisions about what direction to take with the squad. Spaniard David Silva has left after a decade of delightful light-footed, advanced midfield play and club record scorer Sergio Aguero is moving into the final year of his deal and could also say goodbye to The Etihad at the end of the season.Even more significantly, Guardiola’s deal also runs out in June, 2021. City chief executive Khaldoon Al Mubarak says that situation will be resolved “naturally” but the lack of clarity means the club must decide on a real plan for the years ahead.The two signings so far in the transfer market indicate a move towards younger players for the future with 25-year-old Dutch defender Nathan Ake and 20-year-old Spanish winger Ferran Torres lowering the average age of the first team.Much is expected of home-grown midfielder Phil Foden, who is also 20 and likely to see more playing time with Silva gone.center_img The question is whether City can combine a gradual freshening up of their squad at the same time as they fight on the domestic and international front for trophies.There is certainly enough quality in the squad to secure a third title in four seasons — after they finished a massive 18 points adrift of champions Liverpool last term — with City’s attacking options looking particularly impressive.A fit-again Aguero will battle with Gabriel Jesus for the central striking role while Raheem Sterling. Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Torres offer the wide options.Ake is likely to be joined by another center-half before the window closes as Guardiola looks to resolve a problem area given his evident lack of trust in John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.The danger is that the longer the season progresses without Guardiola committing his future to the club, the more his contract situation will dominate the narrative around the team, with the danger that players sense the uncertainty.However long the Guardiola-era at City lasts, a matter entirely in the Catalan’s hands, this season is sure to bring plenty more exhibitions of his entertaining football philosophy. last_img read more

Rio Ferdinand tells Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal team around three players

Rio Ferdinand tells Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal team around three players

first_imgMikel Arteta is set for his first pre-season at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should build his new-look Gunners side around the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock.The Spaniard has placed his faith in youth since taking over at the Emirates and has vowed to name a starting XI based on performances in training, rather than picking on name alone.That’s seen the likes of Alexandre Lacazette demoted in favour of youngster Eddie Nketiah and there’s been an upturn in results since Arteta replaced Unai Emery in December.Nevertheless, Arteta faces a huge challenge in north London and there will be plenty to work on this summer as he faces a difficult situation in dealing with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is refusing to sign a new deal at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Mar 2020 10:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Ferdinand has backed Arteta’s decisions so far (Picture: Getty)But Ferdinand believes Arteta has set the right values in motion at the club and should continue to build around the likes of Martinelli, Saka and Willock.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Really you’re meant to be looking at centre-halves, they should’ve been looking there for the last 10 years and they haven’t got it right,’ Ferdinand said on Instagram Live.‘Arsenal is a fantastic football club, what a club, a massive club. I think they’ve got to get it right in other areas of the pitch. ‘Keep bringing in these [players], [Gabriel] Martinelli, [Bukayo] Saka, [Joe] Willock, all these boys.‘I love seeing that but they’ve got to get stability and strength in there, some people who will do good for the club, because it hasn’t worked with the likes of Sokratis and Mustafi, I don’t think they haven’t been able to get it right, and Chambers before that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWith Aubameyang likely heading for the exit, Arsenal have been linked with Real Madrid outcast Luka Jovic.However, Ferdinand has advised Arteta not to move for the Serbian.‘He’s someone who’s done nothing in a Real Madrid shirt but the potential he showed when he was at Eintracht Frankfurt made him someone who was very highly thought of,’ said Ferdinand.‘But it doesn’t always go to plan when you go to a new team, so I wouldn’t hold it against him. ‘I think he’s someone who can add something to Arsenal. ‘But I don’t believe Arsenal need a player in that position.MORE: Rio Ferdinand reveals one issue with Jadon Sancho’s £120m move to Manchester United Advertisement Comment Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal team around three playerslast_img read more

Alphaliner: HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliance’s Network in 2020

Alphaliner: HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliance’s Network in 2020

first_imgSouth Korean container shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is expected to add some 34 ships to THE Alliance’s network in 2020, according to data provided by Alphaliner.Citing deployment plans revealed earlier by HMM, the shipping analyst said that the company would add up to 519,000 TEU to the network once it joins THE Alliance as a full member on April 1, 2020.Although the alliance members have not yet disclosed their new network plans for the next year, Alphaliner noted that the Korean carrier’s ships are expected to be deployed on the following routes:– Asia – North Europe route, where twelve 23,000 TEU newbuildings are scheduled for deployment from the second quarter of 2020;– Asia – Med or Asia – US East Coast route would feature ten of the company’s 13,000 TEU ships, including three vessels currently chartered out to the 2M alliance;– Asia – Pacific Southwest (USWC) route, where HMM would send six 10,000 TEU units, all of which are currently chartered out to the 2M;– Asia – Pacific Northwest (USWC) route, where the company would deploy eight of its 8,600 TEU vessels.Additionally, another eight HMM 15,000 TEU newbuildings are expected to be deployed on the Asia – US East Coast route from the second quarter of 2021.Alphaliner further said that HMM is expected to cooperate with THE Alliance partners on the Far East – Middle East routes, although its participation in the trade is to be downgraded from the 13,000 TEU scale to tonnage of 5,000 to 6,600 TEU.Apart from the newbuildings that the South Korean major would receive in 2020 and 2021, its fleet will be strengthened in April 2020 by redeliveries of nine 10,000 – 13,000 TEU ships currently (sub-)chartered out to Maersk and MSC.The charters were among the conditions set for the 2M-HMM agreement that was signed in March 2017. It resulted in the withdrawal of HMM tonnage from the Far East – North Europe, Far East – Med and Far East – USEC routes.The new arrangement with THE Alliance will allow HMM ships to return to the Far East – Med and Far East – USEC routes. At the same time, the carrier will be able to gradually replace the 5,000 TEU classic panamax ships that it started to send onto the Far East – North Europe route in 2018, with 23,000 TEU giants as of April 2020.last_img read more