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first_imgTonight, the Phish will return for night 13 with a “pink glaze with rainbow sprinkles” donut, and still hundreds of songs to choose from in their ever-expansive songbook. Thank you Phish, we can’t believe we’ve made it this far. It’s been a wild run, folks, and Phish will officially complete their thirteen-night residency at Madison Square Garden tonight in true fashion. Not only is that the longest streak of consecutive shows to take place at The Garden, but the band perfected the run without a single repeat. Each night of the Baker’s Dozen presented a new flavor donut, which translated to the night’s setlist theme. This inevitably created a “can’t miss” atmosphere that drew thousands of fans to the city for the final weekend’s sold-out shows. On Friday night, the Vermont quartet celebrated their 50th show at the 20,000+ person venue–another huge accomplishment, to say the least. While this run has been historic for fans all over the world, New York City has especially reaped the benefits of having Phish in town.Phish Delivers Boston Cream Mash-Up, “Ghost,” & “The Lizards” For Penultimate Baker’s Dozen PerformanceTonight certainly marks an important moment in Phish history, for all the reasons mentioned above. We’re not the only ones thrilled by Phish’s NYC residency, as the NYC Mayor’s Office tweeted that today, August 6, 2017, is officially “Phish Day.” Their message reads: “Thanks for the memories we shared, we’ll never forget either,” with a photo of Team Phish backstage at Madison Square Garden beneath a large sign that celebrates their 50th show on Friday. Thanks Mayor Bill De Blasio! Here’s a close up of the “Phish Day” proclamation:last_img read more

first_imgMaster’s degree in religion, check. Dissertation for a doctoral degree (involving ethnographic study of people raised in the fundamentalist Christian tradition who ultimately broke away from it through arts intervention), check. Organic sandwich cart, check.On Tuesday afternoons this summer, a hungry crowd convenes just outside Harvard’s Science Center, waiting patiently in front of a small white cart on wheels for mouthwatering grilled sandwiches.Customers mill about near the Tanner Fountain rock garden in anticipation of tasty treats such as the Renegade (made with pepper jack cheese, baby arugula, and heirloom tomatoes), the Gouda Afternoon (a combination of Gouda cheese, avocado, and cilantro), or the Elvis (peanut butter, sliced bananas, with a side of Somerville’s own marshmallow Fluff and, as the menu states, “a chance to commune with ‘the King’ ”).Lefty’s Silver Cart is the work of Philip Francis, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Divinity School with an affinity for profound reflection, and for produce. His model is simple: Create gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, using locally grown and developed products, and a helping of good humor.“It’s grilled sandwiches by day and Nietzsche by night,” said Francis, who hopes to defend his thesis this fall and begin looking for a job as a professor.The Maine native started operating the cart after an intense period of study following his general exams prior to his dissertation. Living with books night and day, he said, left him wanting “to hit my thumb with a hammer a few times and become grounded again, and this cart was just a great chance.”A popular staple at the Farmers’ Market at Harvard, Lefty’s has been a regular repeat vendor since 2007. The cart got its start at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, N.Y., the same year, but soon branched out to a variety of music festivals and local farmers’ markets.“It’s food by nomads for nomads. I’m drawn to the carnival, on-the-road feeling.  I like being in a self-contained unit that can pick up and move,” said Francis.Dara Olmsted, food literacy project coordinator and market manager of Harvard’s Hospitality & Dining Services, loves the diversity that Lefty’s contributes to the Farmers’ Market at Harvard and the fact that Francis buys many of his sandwich fixings there.“He shops at the market for a lot of his produce, which supports our farmers,” she said. “People regularly ask when the cart will be back. He is very popular.”In a nod to the market, Francis is sure to give his sandwich ingredients top billing.He notes on his menu that his cucumbers come from Lanni Orchards, his mozzarella from Fiore di Nonno, and his Gouda from Narragansett Creamery, all regular vendors at the market. For his popular banana chocolate smoothie (made on a bike-powered blender), Francis uses chocolate from Taza Chocolate, a local manufacturer. Satisfied diners only have to walk a few steps to the nearby stalls to find more of the same ingredients that they can buy and bring home.“That was the idea, to build this kind of synergistic thing between us and the farmers, and it has been great. The farmers love having us. I think it brings a little more festiveness to the market, and it draws people in,” he said.When he decided to enter the business, jumping on what he felt was an emerging, “hip trend” in food carts, he went to the one place he knew he would find exactly what he was seeking: eBay.Francis was close to purchasing a cart with a serious pedigree, one rumored to have toured with the Grateful Dead in the ’70s, but got priced out in a heated bidding war. Instead, he settled on a retired kettle corn cart belonging to a couple in Vermont. With a few adjustments, it was ready to go, as was Francis, who admitted that getting the business up and running has been largely a process of trial and error, much like his newest addition to the operation, the bicycle blender.On Friday, rigged to a cobalt blue Space Rider tricycle next to his cart was the top half of a blender filled with fruit, juice, and ice. Keeping a hand on the blender top, Francis set a steady pace on the three-wheeled bike to mix the concoction. A quick taste test revealed large ice cubes still intact.“It just doesn’t quite have the power,” he said. “We need to work on the interface.”Restaurant work runs in his family, and helps inform his operating ethos. His grandfather ran a diner in Connecticut.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore says he expects to release more information later this week discussing the reopening status of the County DMV offices to in-person visits. When the offices do open to in-person visits it will be for driver’s license renewals and upgrades and driver’s license testing only. All other transactions will continue by drop box and mail only. Barmore asks that all people coming to the office wear a facemask as proper social distancing is not possible at all times.Barmore adds that effective Monday, June 22nd, the County Clerk’s office in the courthouse in Mayville will be open to the public for all services. Chautauqua is an eFile and eRecord county so I am asking everyone to submit their documents in this manner where possible. He says his office is still accepting mail-in recordings where appropriate.New York State is still prohibiting foreclosures and judgements to be started in his office. The office has limited personnel to help with genealogy research at this time so it is recommended that you first call 753-4857 to make an appointment. The department has two employees out on voluntary furlough because of the county’s expected budget shortage so the office may not be as fast as normal and Barmore asks for your patience.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ex-Nassau County P:olice Det. Sgt. Alan Sharpe (NCDA).Opening statements are scheduled to start Monday in the trial of a retired Nassau County police detective sergeant accused of helping two ex-commanders of covering up a burglary committed by a police benefactor’s son.Alan Sharpe had pleaded not guilty charges in a March 2012 grand jury indictment, which included misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, official misconduct and offering a false instrument for filing.Prosecutors have said Sharpe changed a report written by a Seventh Squad detective in his command to falsely suggest that officials at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore did not want to press charges in 2009 against a then-student who stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics.Sharpe’s codefendant, ex-Second Deputy Nassau County Police Commissioner William Flanagan, was convicted of official misconduct and conspiracy charges last year. A jury acquitted him of felony receiving reward for misconduct. Judge Mark Cohen had sentenced him to 60 days in jail but the execution of his sentence was stayed while attorneys for Flanagan appeal the conviction.Former Deputy Chief of Patrol John Hunter had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and misconduct charges after Flanagan was convicted. He was sentenced to probation and community service.The student, Zachary Parker of Merrick, who was an intern with the police ambulance bureau at the time of the thefts, was released from a prison boot camp for youthful offenders last summer after pleading guilty to burglary and drug charges, then violating the terms of his probation.Parker and the ex-brass were charged after Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office investigated allegations in a Press expose detailing police favoritism. Parker’s father, Gary, had been identified in court as an unindicted coconspirator for using his police contacts as a member of a police nonprofit to have the charges against his son quashed.last_img read more

first_imgMeanwhile, KR has been procuring test technology for LNG-propelled ship engines and after-treatment devices through the Greenship Equipment Testing and Certification Center (TCC) established in Gunsan in 2015. KR will also collaborate with TGS to develop practical education and training programs for shipping companies, shipyards, and equipment companies, for example by combining the use of an operator training simulator (OTS) and virtual reality (VR) based on a real-time simulation of the LNG vessel fuel processes. Additionally, following the opening ceremony, a memorandum of understanding was signed between KR and Transgas Solution agreeing to build an operator training simulator (OTS) system which will be used to training operators of LNG-propelled ships and for ship-to-ship bunkering. KR said the simulation center will provide comprehensive technical services relating to LNG operations, including not only the customized trial and optimal operations for LNG fuel supply and bunkering systems but also conducting the detailed risk analysis for liquefied gas for ships propelled by fuels such as LNG, hydrogen, and ammonia. The use of LNG as a ship fuel and demand for bunkering is expected to increase as a result of the International Maritime Organization’s regulations to reduce SOx, which came into effect at the beginning of this year, and with the strengthening of GHG emission regulations in the future. The KR LSC has been established to facilitate industrial growth across the LNG propulsion and bunkering sector, KR said in its statement. center_img The new facility is located at KR’s headquarters in Busan and officially opened on September 15. The newly established KR LSC will provide unified LNG technical services adding simulation technology and enabling the implementation of a pretreatment device for LNG fuel propulsion. The Korean Register (KR) has established a new LNG fuel and bunkering simulation center (KR LSC). Courtesy of KRlast_img read more

first_img As far as the DILG is concerned, Malaya said that the issue on the use of tricycles in Pasig City was already solved. “There had been miscommunication and exchange of views between the DILG and Sotto before, but the mayor has already complied with the orders,” Malaya said. “The mayor of Pasig was already cooperative. No issue in so far as the DILG is concerned now.”/PN “Iyong letter of invitation, for Mayor Vico saka sa barangay chairman of Talon Uno. We are investigating for possible violation ‘nung memorandum ng Executive Secretary,” Lavin said in an interview with DZBB. The NBI drew flak from Pasiguenos and netizens for urging Sotto to explain his possible violation even if the Pasig mayor has stopped the use of tricycles on March 19. Lavin added that the memorandum signed by Medialdea came out on March 16 while Sotto committed the supposed violation on March 17 and 18, when the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine was already in place. MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation has summoned Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig City to explain his supposed violation of the national government’s policy on the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. NBI deputy director Ferdinand Lavin said Thursday that Sotto violated a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea when he allowed the continuous operation of tricycles in his city despite the ban on mass transport due to the enhanced community quarantine. “Maliwanag po sa sulat na pinadala: Continuous tricycle operation. May hawak po iyong investigation division namin na may continuous tricycle operation na ipinatupad sa sinabing lugar,” Sotto said. “This act of summoning the mayor of Pasig is a useless political distraction on at this time when all of us are preparing and all of us cooperate to beat the COVID-19 crisis that we are in,” DILG spokesman Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya told CNN Philippines. Pasig City’s Mayor Vico Sotto is criticizing the National Bureau of Investigation for saying that his camp “politicized and sensationalized” a quarantine-related investigation againt him, saying the agency was the one who allowed the media to cover the issue. ABS-CBN NEWS Meanwhile, the Department of Interior and Local Government has come into the defense of Sotto as they described the NBI’s action as a political distraction during this time of health crisis. Lavin, however, said that Sotto is presently compliant with the mass transport ban which includes tricycles.last_img read more

first_imgEC Boys finish undefeated on the year claiming the Centerville Invitational crown.  The scores were:  East Central 335, Centerville 264, Milan 209, Heritage Christian 189, South Dearborn 109, Hagerstown 46.Invitational Champions were: 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Weber, Klay Shipman, Jackson Ketcham, Alex Ketcham); 200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly-Jackson Ketcham; 200 IM, 100 Backstroke-Jacob Weber; 50 Free-Alex Ketcham; 400 Freestyle Relay (Jackson Ketcham, Matthew Badinghaus, Alex Ketcham, Jacob Weber).Jacob Weber was voted as the MVP the Invitational.EC Boys finish the season 28-0 (15-0 EIAC).Both EC Squads take their talents to the sectional level for their next meets.  Girls swim Thursday Feb 1 and Saturday Feb 3.  Boys swim Thursday Feb 15 and Saturday Feb 17.Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

first_imgLOWER Corentyne Secondary School were crowned the Inter-secondary school champions for the first time after a sensational all-round display carried them to a six-wicket win over West Demerara Secondary in the final yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground.While it was a complete team effort for the Ancient County line-up, the Lower Corentyne spinners were the main architects of the commanding victory.They combined to reduce the West Demerara side to 107 in 44.5 overs. Kristoff Williams was the main threat, claiming 4-24. Junior Sinclair supported with 3-14, while Joshua Wilson (2-18) and Vijay Gopilall (1-17) were the other successful bowlers.Deciding to bat first on a pitch which appeared to be on the low and slower side, West Demerara openers, Daneshwar Kowlessar and Nicholas Holder, began patiently until Gopilall started the slide when he bowled Kowlessar for nine.Kelvon Anderaon collects his man-of-the-match trophy from chairman of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) junior selector Nazimul Drepaul.That dismissal triggered the collapse and the spinners took control of the game. Sinclair and Williams then claimed two wickets apiece to reduce West Demerara to 28-5.However, Kemar Ferreira joined forces with Holder and the duo added 25 for the sixth wicket before Wilson trapped the latter leg-before-wicket for a patient 21.Ferreira (16) and Mark Wong (2), fell in quick succession, but Christopher Gurdyal and Dev Seepersaud then staged a spirited fightback, adding 43 for the ninth-wicket. Gurdyal ended on 21, while Seepersaud made 18 before both were dismissed.Lower Corentyne eventually chased down the target in 29 overs with six wickets in hand. Sinclair (20) started the run chase in an attacking mood before he and fellow opener Devendra Sumra (3) went in quick succession at 28-2.It was soon 35-3 when Haresh Fernandes went without scoring, but Justin Gobin who joined Kelvon Anderaon then fashioned their victory at 107-4 when Gobin went for 21.Anderson remained unbeaten on 44 and was named man-of-the-match.last_img read more

first_imgAs the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival is scheduled to begin today in Abuja, all appears not to be well within the camp of Edo State.The state’s contingent left Benin City for Abuja yesterday with disquiet within the camp as athletes and officials complain of shoddy treatment in the run up to the Festival.Just like the discordant tunes playing out from the various camps of several states contingents, poor funding and ill-preparation appear to be the sing-song of most teams heading to the festival postponed for six years since Cross River State could not raise the needed funds to host it. Insiders in the Team Edo camp revealed that funding has been the major issue as coaches had to personally fund the training and preparation of their athletes following non-release of funds by the state government.One of the coaches spoken with complained bitterly of how he had to use his meagre resources to feed and take care of athletes under his watch.“It is totally unacceptable for this to be happening. How can a state that says it wants to win the festival act this way? How can they completely abandon athletes and officials like this? Were it not for the commitment of some of us, we would not even be in a state to compete at the festival,” the angry coach who did not want his name in print told reporters yesterday before departing for Abuja with his athletes.One of the top athletes confirmed the position of his coach, stressing that it was very sad that despite their readiness to win laurels for the state, athletes had been treated shabbily by the state.“We are sad the way we are being treated by the government. We have been left without food and medication. Were it not for our coaches who have been fending for us, using their own money, things would have been worse,” the athlete told THISDAY.He said the sorry state of preparation is surprising to him and his colleagues particularly as they know the seriousness Governor Godwin Obaseki attaches to the Games especially as he has signaled the intention of the Edo State Government to host the next edition of the festival in 2020.“Something is wrong somewhere. We don’t understand what is happening. Our Governor is not only interested in us doing well at this festival; he is also interested in hosting the next edition of festival. So, why would he allow us to be so badly treated?” the athlete wondered.Despite the poor treatment meted to them, the athletes and officials are still upbeat about their chances at the games.“We are not going to let the way they have treated us deter us from our determination to win laurels for the state. Our coaches have prepared us the best way they can given the circumstances. We are appealing to our governor to come to our rescue. We know he is a good man and means well. Let him rescue us from this difficult situation,” a female athlete said.The newly appointed Chairman of the Edo State Sports Commission (ESSC), Godwin Dudu-Orumen could not be reached for his reaction on the sad situation painted by the coach and athletes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Comments Published on November 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm When Paul Pasqualoni was hired by Connecticut on Jan. 13, he inherited one of the most unsettled situations in college football.Eight games into the season, UConn is still undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in college football. It’s been a process defined by changes in strategy and personnel.‘New system, new coaches, new approach, young guys,’ Pasqualoni said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference Oct. 24. ‘They’ve done a real good job, they’ve been really important. I think I’m seeing them grow up. In all honesty, they’ve got more growing up to do. They’re certainly not there yet, but they’re playing awful hard and that’s what’s important.’Following six years in the NFL, Pasqualoni returned to the Big East — where he served as the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004 — to take over the Connecticut program. Following a landmark season in which the Huskies won the Big East title and reached its first-ever Bowl Championship Series, UConn lost its starting quarterback Zach Frazer, leading tackler Lawrence Wilson and Jordan Todman, the best running back in the Big East. Pasqualoni has had to rely on a drastically different starting lineup from the one that made it to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl last season.The Huskies have just six returning starters on offense from a year ago and have two new faces in both the secondary and the linebacking corps as it enters its matchup with Syracuse at noon Saturday at Rentschler Field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith new faces in some of the most important positions on the field, it’s been a challenge early on. UConn hasn’t put together a complete performance this season en route to a 3-5 mark.Although it’s been a difficult process and the results have not always shown, Pasqualoni said he’s enjoyed the chance to make his mark on his inexperienced team.Johnny McEntee is one of the players that have shown some potential in his first chance to get on the field this season.McEntee emerged as the team’s starting quarterback following a preseason-long competition with Scott McCummings and Michael Nebrich that spilled into the early games of the season. Pasqualoni said it will take time for McEntee to develop confidence and a better understanding of the new offensive scheme.After throwing four interceptions compared to zero touchdowns through his first three games, McEntee has thrown eight touchdowns and zero picks in his last five games.‘Knock on wood, I’ve improved on turning the ball over,’ McEntee said. ‘I haven’t made as many mistakes there. I think the offense has improved a little bit in executing the plays. We’re still struggling here or there, but we’re doing the best we can.’The rest of the team has struggled, too, but it continues to make progress under Pasqualoni. The head coach has had to be creative and adapt to unexpected obstacles to get the Huskies prepared each week.When linebacker Jerome Williams was injured late in the spring, he called upon Yawin Smallwood, a player who had never practiced at the position, to fill the void.McEntee said learning on the fly for many of the new starting players has led to inconsistency.‘We lost a lot of really great players, but we have a lot of really great players that filled their spots,’ McEntee said. ‘Learning a new offense and defense can be a little tough, but I think everyone stepped up to the plate and everyone is working hard.’That hard work has not always led to favorable results due to the team’s inability to put together a complete game on both sides of the ball. In the offense’s best game, against Western Michigan, the defense faltered and UConn lost 38-31.Following the loss, it was rumored Pasqualoni was on the hot seat.In the team’s 24-21 defeat to Vanderbilt, the offense struggled to capitalize on its opportunities. It was the first of two games this season in which UConn has not scored an offensive touchdown.And with a small chance of gaining bowl eligibility this season, Pasqualoni said consistency is the main area the team needs to improve upon to finish the regular season.‘When we get the ball in the red zone we have to score,’ Pasqualoni said during Monday’s teleconference. That’s been something that’s really hurt us so far this year is not scoring in the red zone, not capitalizing on those opportunities.’Part of those offensive lapses can be attributed to the team’s major loss in talent on offense. Replacing Todman, last season’s Big East Offensive Player of the Year, has been one of Pasqualoni’s tallest tasks.But the head coach has found a capable running back for the future in redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs.McCombs is 171 yards away from reaching the 1,000-yard plateau, a feat that has been accomplished by previous starters Todman and Donald Brown in the past three seasons. He has continued the consistent rushing attack, which has been the main reason for UConn’s success in the last few seasons. But he has struggled to find the end zone, scoring all four of his touchdowns in UConn’s blowout win over Football Championship Subdivision team Fordham.The team is still on the verge of having a losing season for the first time since 2006.‘Last year was last year,’ fifth-year senior defensive tackle Kendall Reyes said. ‘Whether we were good or bad last year, losing games is tough to swallow no matter how you did the year before. No one likes losing games. We lost a few games, but we also have a chance to turn the season around.’Reyes is motivated by the opportunities that this season still holds. The Huskies need to win three of their next four games to achieve bowl eligibility yet again.Although none of the team’s victories this season have been pretty, all McEntee can hope for in the last juncture of the season is consistent play from each unit on the field. McEntee said he feels the team can be successful if they can put it all together.‘We need to get it going on all phases,’ McEntee said. ‘Sometimes it feels like when the offense is doing well, the defense will struggle a little bit or the other way around. If we can put it all together, I think we’ll be able to be very successful.’But that consistency and success has yet to take shape in 2011.This season’s team is a remnant of last year’s Big East champion. But the rebuilding year gives Pasqualoni a chance to measure the talent he has at his disposal before looking to develop it. Despite the results this season, he believes the progress has laid the foundation for a bright future.‘I enjoy working with them each day,’ Pasqualoni said. ‘I enjoy the successes that they have and try and help them overcome the failures that we’ve had. And they’re pretty good guys. They’re guys who in their careers here three or four years down the road are going to be pretty good players down the road.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more