On Saturday, December 30, an all-star tribute to Phish will take place just down the road from Madison Square Garden at the Cutting Room. Before the band from Vermont takes the main stage for the third of four nights of their New Year’s run, a group of celebrated musicians will come together to honor their music for a pre-show party. The Chase Brothers–Adam and Matthew Chase–will lead Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet), and Jamar Woods (The Fritz) through an instrumental, jazz fusion tribute to Phish.Jazz Is Phsh Releases “He Never Spoke A Word,” An Instrumental Album Tribute To PhishWith the music of Phish being both largely improvised as well as highly composed, the framework of Phish’s music is the perfect vehicle for exploring in an instrumental setting. The compositions are both challenging and adaptive. Jazz IS PHSH provides an exploration of Phish music unlike anything else. Don’t miss out on this Phish Pre-Party at The Cutting Room, starting at 4pm. Tickets are available here. Jazz Is PHSH An All-Star Tribute to Phish Ft. The Chase Brothers w/ members of Trey Anastasio Band & Snarky PuppyNatalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet)Jamar Woods (The Fritz)Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party)Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)Tickets are available here.
At their last meeting of the year on April 24, the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2013-14 and Courses of Instruction for 2013-14. They also approved changes to the Handbook for Students regarding reading and final examination periods and heard reports on faculty research support and the organization of the Harvard College Library.The last regular meeting of the faculty for the year will be on May 7.
Disgraced Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015 Related Shows Tickets are now on sale to see Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, starring Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor. Directed by Kimberly Senior, the Broadway production will begin previews on September 27 and officially open on October 23 at the Lyceum Theater. Disgraced follows Amir Kapoor (Dhillon), a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife, Emily (Mol), a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. The cast also includes Karen Pittman and Danny Ashok. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play previously had a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theatre in 2012. View Comments
Colorado co-op sees big potential in battery storage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy News Network:Jerry Marizza likes to think the Colorado electric cooperative he works at learned a lesson with solar power. “We had the attitude that it was too expensive — nobody would do it except the rich greenies,” said Marizza, coordinator for United Power Cooperative’s new energy program. “Well, we were dead wrong.”And so Marizza spoke with a sense of humility but also determination as he led visitors on a tour of the co-op’s new battery storage project about 30 miles north of downtown Denver. The 16 lithium-ion batteries total 4 megawatts and 16 hours of storage, making the project the largest in the state. It will likely remain so until Xcel Energy completes installation of 275 megawatts of battery storage by late 2022.United Power sees the Tesla PowerPack ESS batteries as the sort of low-risk gamble that it is well-positioned to take and should take. The co-op has 87,000 metered members, from homes in the foothills to fast-growing towns and cities north and east of Denver. The oil and gas industry is responsible for a third of the co-op’s load and most of the growth, a 50 percent increase in eight years.The electrical distribution cooperative’s embrace of batteries, though, has been stoking tensions with its power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, which adopted a policy last summer capping the amount of battery storage members are allowed to have on their systems.United, despite its early skepticism, wasn’t caught entirely flat-footed on solar. In 2009, the cooperative launched the first community solar project in the nation, allowing customers to buy solar capacity in lieu of rooftop solar. The co-op plans a similar “community battery” storage, allowing users to purchase a share of the battery system’s output to directly reduce demand charges.Marizza and United Power began investigating battery storage three years ago, got board approval two years ago, and signed a contract with Tesla in late 2017. Crucial was Tesla’s warranty that the batteries will remain at 100 percent capacity for 10 years. Marizza expects they will decline to 70 percent capacity after 20 years. With savings of $100,000 a month, United expects full payback within eight years on the cost of $7 million to $8 million.More: Colorado’s biggest battery a ‘gamble’ co-op decided it needed to make
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sang Ho Kim, the alleged gunman in the Garden City office shooting, is still on the loose.The massive manhunt for the gunman suspected in a fatal shooting inside an East Garden City office building last week has ended after authorities found the man’s body in the Hudson River Monday, Nassau County police said.Investigators positively identified 63-year-old Sang Ho Kim’s body through fingerprint analysis, but did not release a cause of death.The homicide investigation will remain open, but police are not searching for any other suspects, authorities said.The Sept. 25 shooting at Savenergy on South Street sent shockwaves through Garden City and raised fears that a gunman had fired bullets inside nearby Roosevelt Field Mall. But police quickly established that the burst of violence was sparked by a disagreement between Kim and John Choi, the firm’s owner.Choi survived the shooting but one if his employees, 25-year-old Zachariah Yong Jae Shin of Whitestone, Queens, did not. Earlier this year, Kim had performed a renovation job at Shin’s family apartment in Queens but did “a lousy job,” David Lee, who co-founded The Korean American Public Affairs Committee with Choi, told the Press last week.The manhunt quickly spread to upstate New York where Kim’s white Honda Pilot was discovered near a wooded area in Putnam County later that day.Police discovered Kim’s body after an extensive search of Hudson Highlands Park and the surrounding waterways.The manhunt included more than a dozen agencies including the FBI.
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Comment Michael Owen returns with his latest Premier League picks (Getty/PA)The penultimate round of Premier League fixtures is here and there is still plenty to play for at both ends of the table.Liverpool could temporarily go back to top spot with a win at Newcastle United on Saturday evening, which puts pressure on Manchester City ahead of their clash at home to Leicester City on Monday night.In the race for a top-four spot, Tottenham could secure their place with a win over Bournemouth, while Chelsea could take a huge step forward with a win at home to Watford.Manchester United need other results to go in their favour if they are to secure a place in next season’s Champions League as they travel to Huddersfield Town, while Arsenal are at home to Brighton.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMeanwhile, Cardiff City host Crystal Palace and desperately need a win to keep their hopes of staying in the Premier League alive.Once again our Brand Ambassador Michael Owen shared his thoughts ahead of the action with BetVictor.EVERTON VS BURNLEY Alexandre Lacazette is aiming to keep Arsenal’s top-four hopes alive (PA Wire)Brighton have lost all 11 of their Premier League away games by an aggregate score of 2-23 against the ‘big six’ sides, and it is hard to make a case for them at the Emirates on Sunday.The Gunners were in Europa League action against Valencia on Thursday, but they cannot take their eye off the ball as they look to end the campaign in the top four.The Seagulls’ point against Newcastle last weekend is likely to preserve their Premier League status, but they are without a win in their last seven.Arsenal are hardly in a rich vein of form themselves, having lost their last three league games, but they should sign-off their home league campaign in style.Michael’s prediction: Arsenal 4-0 BrightonMANCHESTER CITY VS LEICESTER CITY Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea Raul Jimenez has been in excellent form for Wolves (AMA/Getty Images)Wolves are unbeaten in their last seven home league games and they can equal Reading’s record of 16 wins as a newly promoted side in the 2006-07 season if they keep the points against Fulham at the weekend.AdvertisementAdvertisementWolves will want to finish their home league season with a bang and all involved at Molineux should be proud of what they have achieved this term although their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford is the one that got away.Michael’s prediction: Wolves 2-0 FulhamCARDIFF VS CRYSTAL PALACE Heung-Min Son returns for Spurs after missing the Ajax defeat (Getty Images)Bournemouth are without a win in their last five home league games although they have scored eight times in their last two matches on the road.Spurs are up against it in the Champions League semi-final 2nd leg with Ajax in Amsterdam midweek, but make no mistake they are not out of the tie by any means. Spurs need the points to cement a place in the top four and I feel they can grind out a result.Spurs have not picked up a point on their travels since the end of January but did win 11 times on the road prior to that and they can maintain their good record against the Cherries having won six of the seven previous Premier League meetings between the clubs.Michael’s prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 TottenhamWEST HAM VS SOUTHAMPTON Can Eden Hazard fire Chelsea to a top-four spot? (Getty Images)Chelsea cannot afford any slip ups against the FA Cup Finalists as they look to maintain their place in the top four.The game comes in the middle of Chelsea’s Europa League semi-final ties with Eintracht Frankfurt which gives the west London outfit a second string to their Champions League qualification bow.Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 home games with Watford in all competitions and I feel they will do enough to keep the points against the Hornets.Michael’s prediction: Chelsea 2-1 WatfordHUDDERSFIELD TOWN VS MANCHESTER UNITED Gylfi Sigurdsson was excellent in Everton’s last home match against Man United (Getty Images)Everton will be confident of doing the double over Burnley having put five past the Clarets in the reverse fixture at Turf Moor on Boxing Day.The Blues have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last nine league games and they have beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United at Goodison Park in that period.The Clarets have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 on the road and I expect to see opportunities at both ends on Friday with Everton winning their last home game of the season.Michael’s prediction: Everton 2-1 BurnleyBOURNEMOUTH VS TOTTENHAM Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need Paul Pogba back in top form (AFP/Getty Images)United have failed to win any of their last four games but I can’t see them slipping up at the John Smith’s Stadium.The Terriers have only scored nine home league goals this term and no side in top-flight history has failed to reach double figures.I thought United improved on their performances of recent weeks at home to Chelsea last weekend and they must pick up maximum points in West Yorkshire if they are to have any chance of reaching the top four.Their destiny is out of their own hands but all they can do is pick up maximum points in their last couple of games.AdvertisementMichael’s prediction: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester UnitedARSENAL VS BRIGHTON Advertisement Mark Noble was instrumental in West Ham’s win over Spurs last Saturday (Getty Images)The Hammers bounced back to winning ways with a terrific win at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend and I expect them to follow up against a Saints side who confirmed their Premier League status next term courtesy of a point at home to Bournemouth last weekend.The Saints have scored in their last nine Premier League games and I feel there will be plenty of opportunities at both ends in an entertaining clash.Michael’s prediction: West Ham 2-1 SouthamptonWOLVES VS FULHAM Neil Warnock faces a tough fight to keep Cardiff in the Premier League (Getty Images)Cardiff must beat Palace if they are to have any chance of maintaining their Premier League status next term, but I feel the Eagles will have too much quality for the Bluebirds who have fought a good fight as they looked to survive back in the Premier League.Only Manchester City (21) have won more points on the road than Palace (16) in 2019 and Roy Hodgson’s side have won four of their last five away games.Michael’s prediction: Cardiff 0-1 Crystal PalaceNEWCASTLE UNITED VS LIVERPOOL Michael OwenFriday 3 May 2019 12:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link555Shares Raheem Sterling could fire Man City closer to the Premier League title (Getty Images)City know the Premier League is now theirs to lose after excellent wins at Old Trafford and Turf Moor but “there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip” and Pep Guardiola will have to guard against complacency for the visit of Leicester City.Leicester are looking to do the double over City having come from behind to win 2-1 at the King Power in the reverse fixture back in December. Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers would love to do his old club a favour and the Foxes did pick up a point at Anfield earlier in the season.City are chasing a 13th successive league win and I feel they will travel to Brighton on the closing day of a memorable season top of the table but still needing a win to retain their title.Michael’s prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Leicester CityMichael Owen is a brand ambassador for BetVictor. For more tips from Michael read his column here.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Will Mohamed Salah extend his lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race? (Getty Images)Liverpool have it all to do as they try and overturn a three-goal deficit from the 1st leg of their Champions League semi-final with Barcelona midweek, but they cannot get ahead of themselves and must win at St James’ Park on Saturday as they try and keep the pressure on Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.The Reds were, arguably, unlucky not to find the back of the Barca net on at least one occasion midweek but they can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves.I expect Jurgen Klopp to have them fired up for the trip to a Newcastle side who did, of course, beat City 2-1 at home earlier on the season.AdvertisementThe Magpies have only lost one of their last six home league games against the Reds and won’t go down without a fight, but I feel it would be fitting this season if the title race went right down to the wire.Michael’s prediction: Newcastle United 0-2 LiverpoolCHELSEA VS WATFORD Advertisement
Stuff co.nz 22 May 2014Kiwis are knocking back the alcohol equivalent of 826 bottles of beer a year each – but our binge-drinking culture may not be as bad as feared.The latest Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health by the World Health Organisation has revealed New Zealanders aged 15 and over drank on average 10.9 litres of pure alcohol a head in 2010, up from 9.6l in 2005, and well above the 6.2l global average.About 20 per cent of New Zealanders in that category don’t drink alcohol, so when they are removed the average amount for every drinker was even higher.We drank less than our Australian counterparts, who consumed 12.2l each, but even they were well behind the biggest drinkers – in Belarus – who sank 17.5l.Since it peaked in the 1970s, our drinking declined steadily until the late 1990s, when it started to rise again slightly.But despite warnings about a binge-drinking culture, the figures show rates of “heavy episodic drinking” are well below many other countries.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10070249/Kiwis-not-the-worst-bingers
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LEBANON, Ore. – Willamette Speedway makes history this season, becoming the first track in Oregon to sanction its Stock Car division with IMCA.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also new this season at Lebanon, where they will join IMCA Modifieds as well as the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on weekly race programs.“We have street stock and sportsman classes now that already have rules similar to the IMCA Stock Cars and Northern SportMods,” said promoter Jerry Schram. “I like that IMCA’s rules are right there in black and white, and that our drivers will be able to race for point fund money and contingency awards from IMCA.”The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season begins April 14 and runs through Sept. 22 at Willamette, where 15 Stock Car and 13 Northern SportMod dates are on the schedule.Willamette has sanctioned its Modified division with IMCA since 2013 and is part of the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region for that division. Stock Cars are part of the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region.