Listen To Steve Pollak & Tom Marshall Talk About Writing Phish Songs In New Podcast

first_imgRecently, longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall launched his own podcast to talk about the band we all know and love. Marshall’s Under The Scales series focuses on various aspects of the Phish scene, and he’s released episodes highlighting everything from tapers to stat-keeping to PhantasyTour and more. The latest episode is a truly interesting one, as Marshall sits down with The Dude Of Life himself, Steve Pollak, to talk about the band’s lyrics. The two tell stories of their earliest days writing songs with Trey Anastasio, sharing the origin stories for a number of favorite tunes. They also talk about their own collaboration together, and share more goodies from the Phish universe.Tune in and listen to the two Phish writers talk about their favorite band in the newest “Under The Scales” podcast, streaming below.last_img read more

Domínguez ends appointment to teach, do research

first_imgJorge Domínguez will step down from his role as vice provost for international affairs at the end of his appointment term in June to return to the faculty and to his lifelong focus on teaching and research.During his nine years and two terms as vice provost, Domínguez has played a key role in the expansion of the University’s academic activities around the world. He has cultivated and established new professorships in Islamic and Southeast Asian studies, and forged agreements with individuals and governments worldwide to provide fellowship funds for students, postdocs, and visiting professors to come to Harvard from countries as diverse as Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, and Taiwan. He has led negotiations with donors to magnify the academic impact of their existing gifts, freeing up funds for work including faculty and student study of Australia and conferences and publications on Islamic art and architecture. Domínguez also launched and oversaw the first Harvard-wide visiting committee focusing on international and area studies across the University.“Over the past decade Harvard has become a truly international institution, with teaching and learning activities happening across the globe,” President Drew Faust said. “The fact that more students and faculty than ever are conducting work abroad is due in no small part to Jorge’s extraordinary work in expanding Harvard’s global presence.”As founding chair of the University Committee on International Projects and Sites (UCIPS), a University-wide faculty committee that advises the provost on Harvard’s global engagement, Domínguez oversaw the launch of new Harvard offices in China, Mexico, and Turkey, as well as new offices for the Harvard Business School Press in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.“Jorge has led the development of a strong, nimble organization that facilitates Harvard’s international activity,” Provost Alan M. Garber said. “His efforts have expanded Harvard’s international work and have made it easier and safer to work and study abroad. I’m deeply grateful for his leadership in advancing the University’s role in the world.”After his appointment ends on June 30, Domínguez will remain the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Government Department. He will also continue his work as chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.“I have greatly enjoyed the past several years in the provost’s office,” Domínguez said. “But I am a scholar at heart, and look forward to returning to research and teaching full time.”A search committee for Domínguez’s successor will be appointed in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Executive order changes leave policy for some state workers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Governor Eric Holcomb has used an executive order to extend paid parental leave for executive branch state employees. The new police is part of the “Next Level” agenda and will take effect on January 1, 2018.“This new policy supports families and healthy kids by ensuring parents—both women and men—get the time they need to bond and adjust to a new baby or adopted child,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This policy sends a strong message to attract more top talent to state government service.”To qualify for new parent leave, employees must have at least six consecutive months of state employment. The benefit will be available for qualifying employees on or after Jan. 1, 2018.Full-time employees will receive up to 150 hours (four weeks) of paid leave upon the birth or adoption placement of a child. Part-time employees are eligible to receive up to 75 hours (two weeks). The parental leave time can be taken incrementally and used at any time up to six months after the child is born or placed for adoption.The entire order is here.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img May 11, 2020 Incoming president and CEO Scott Howson, who will take over for David Andrews this summer, said the AHL is still planning for a full 2020-21 regular season running from Oct. 9-April 18. But it also is working on schedules that start in November, December or January.VIRUS OUTBREAK-CANADA TENNISAid for Canadian tennis prosOTTAWA (AP) —Canada’s National Bank is offering cash grants to each of 23 tennis players from the country who are facing financial issues because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung says he’s appealing a decision that denied a claim he brought against the National Football League Players Association alleging unfair labor practices. The National Labor Relations Board last week dismissed Okung’s claim against the NFLPA. Okung has been outspoken against the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA that was ratified in March by players. He says union voting procedures were not handled correctly and that the union tried to silence his right to speak on the matter.AHL-VIRUS OUTBREAK-AHL CANCELEDAmerican Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffsThe American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting its focus toward an uncertain future.While the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936, the 31-team AHL hopes to return next season. That remains uncertain; one possibility is that no fans would be allowed in arenas. Tennis Canada announced the grants of $10,000 to $20,000 in Canadian dollars, or about $7,000 to $14,000 in U.S. dollars, from National Bank on Monday, saying the amounts will depend on a player’s ranking.The money will help professionals ranked from 100 to 750 in singles or between 25 and 100 in doubles, members of the top 100 in the ITF junior rankings who are transitioning to the pros, and players in the top 50 of the ITF wheelchair rankings.Among the recipients: Sharon Fichman, who is No. 48 in women’s doubles; Leylah Annie Fernandez, who is No. 118 in women’s singles; Brayden Schnur, who is No. 177 in men’s singles; Peter Polansky, who is No. 192 in men’s singles; and Rebecca Marino, who is No. 300 in women’s singles.All sanctioned tennis events have been called off since March because of the outbreak, and all tennis events in Canada are called off until the end of August, except for the Rogers Cup men’s tournament in Toronto. The WTA and ATP are suspended until at least mid-July everywhere.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The All-Star Game, scheduled for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 14, likely would be called off.In other MLB news:— Under 1% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Results were based on 5,603 completed records from employees of 26 clubs. The total testing positive was 0.7%. Samples were obtained on April 14 and 15. Stanford University, the University of Southern California and the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in Salt Lake City led the study. Data for players was not broken out. The study was not representative of the overall population, given 95% of the participants were under 65 and few reported comorbidities.NFL-RAVENS-FLUKERRavens sign Fluker, who will seek to replace Yanda at guard Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLAP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in JulyNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020. OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) —The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent guard D.J. Fluker, who is expected to compete for the opening on the offensive line created by the retirement of Marshal Yanda.Fluker has 92 games of NFL experience over seven years with three teams, most recently the Seattle Seahawks. He has played primarily at right guard, the position Yanda manned for the majority of his 13 seasons before retiring in March.Fluker signed a one-year contract, the Ravens announced Monday. He has 88 career starts, the last 57 of them at guard. The 6-foot-5, 342-pound Fluker started in 14 regular-season games and had two playoff starts for Seattle at right guard last season.NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-DUGANNCAA leading scorer Dugan agrees to join Golden Knights A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Spring training would start in early to mid-June.MLB officials are slated to make a presentation to the union on Tuesday. An agreement with the players’ association is needed, and talks are expected to be difficult — especially over a proposal for a revenue split that would be unprecedented for baseball.Each team would play about 82 regular-season games: against opponents in its own division plus interleague matchups limited to AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.Postseason play would be expanded from 10 clubs to 14 by doubling wild cards in each league to four.Teams would prefer to play at their regular-season ballparks but would switch to spring training stadiums or neutral sites if medical and government approvals can’t be obtained for games at home. Toronto might have to play home games in Dunedin, Florida. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan agreed Monday to turn pro and join the Vegas Golden Knights.Dugan was a fifth-round pick of the Golden Knights during their first draft in 2017. Because of his age, his NHL entry-level contract beginning next season would be for two years.The 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward from Pittsburgh had 10 goals and 42 assists for 52 points during his sophomore season at Providence College. Dugan was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation’s top college player.Dugan, 21, led the NCAA this season with 1.53 points a game, 1.24 assists a game, 22 power-play points and 30 even-strength points.In other NFL news:last_img read more

Governor Gretchen Whitmer to speak at this year’s Ending Sexual Assault on Campus Summit

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and former First Lady of Michigan, Sue Snyder, have announced the fifth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault Summit. This year, Governor Whitmer will be the keynote speaker.One in five women, and one in 16 men are victims of sexual assault while they attend college in Michigan. Whitmer says these numbers unacceptable. Sexual assault program coordinator at Hope Shores Alliance, Jillian Ferguson, regularly works with students transitioning to college. She says taking a proactive approach is the best way to end the problem.“I think its important to recognize that everyone is responsible for their own actions and to stop this excuse culture. Victim blaming and rape culture are just everywhere. And so when a high school student is entering college, and moving into that college age, they have to recognize that they are responsible for their own actions.”Ferguson says over 90 percent of survivors on campuses never even report their assault. That’s why this years summit theme, focusing on the roles individuals and institutions play in preventing assault, should be important to everyone.“When it comes to deciding what’s discussed at summits like this, education is the most critical piece. We see ways that survivors of sexual assault are negatively impacted on campuses over and over and over again, and we haven’t done good enough at stopping it.”This year’s summit aims to change that by creating a safer culture, continuing the conversation and providing resources. The event will be held Tuesday, December 3 at Eastern Michigan University, but it’s never too early to start making a difference.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Gretchen Whitmer, Hope Shores Alliance, Jillian Ferguson, Sexual Assault, WhitmerContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Community College breaks ground for updated nursing facilityNext Alpena man arrested for selling narcotic from his homelast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 28, 2015:•7:45 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1300 block N. C, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Timothy B. Ward, 42, Wellington and parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by William R. Wingfield, Wellington.•8:20 a.m. Timothy B. Ward, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for improper backing.•9:31 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 1100 block S. H, Wellington.•1:53 p.m. Timothy W. Ellis, 49, Hillboro, Texas was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 52mph in a 40mph Zone.•3:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 400 block W. Walnut, Wellington.•8:07 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, battery and criminal trespass in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by known suspect.•9:03 p.m. Everett G. Fleming, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery, battery and criminal trespass.last_img read more

Vanessa Bryant reacts to Kobe Bryant joining 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

first_imgTo no one’s surprise, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct Kobe Bryant posthumously later this year. Bryant will join Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and six others as part of the 2020 class, but the ceremony will obviously be bittersweet.Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, was understandably emotional when speaking to ESPN’s Rece Davis on Saturday after the Hall of Fame revealed Bryant was part of the star-studded class. “Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles — and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.”What a journey it’s been. Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Kobe. pic.twitter.com/4tLIttRyaW— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 4, 2020Lakers vice president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka, who was Bryant’s agent for years before shifting to a front office role, said the induction is an honor that Bryant would “deeply appreciate.””The highest of congratulations to you, dear friend,” Pelinka said. “This one is so well deserved — for all the hard work, sweat and toil. Now, a part of you will live in the Hall with the rest of the all-time greats, where your legend and spirit will continue to grow forever.” MORE: Iman Shumpert shares a classic Kobe story”It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor, and we’re extremely proud of him,” Vanessa said alongside her daughter Natalia. “Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate. But it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career, and every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here.”We’re incredibly proud of him, and there’s some solace in knowing that he was probably going to be a part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class.””We’re incredibly proud of him.”Vanessa and Natalia Bryant joined Rece Davis after Kobe’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/HX31pyvgPe— ESPN (@espn) April 4, 2020The Lakers superstar spent his entire career in Los Angeles, winning five NBA championships and earning 18 All-Star selections.”No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Lakers governor Jeanie Buss said in a team statement. “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched.last_img read more