Watch Bob Weir And Eric Krasno Join Steve Kimock & Friends In California

first_img“My Sisters and Brothers”“Bertha” with Eric KrasnoJam with Eric Krasno[H/T Jambase] On Sunday night, Steve Kimock & Friends performed in Mill Valley, California, at Sweetwater Music Hall for an after party following a screening of the new Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip , directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. For the afterparty, Kimock tapped singer Leslie Mendelson, guitarist Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, keys and bass guitar player Pete Sears, drummer John Kimock and bassist Bobby Vega to join as his “friends” for the performance. However, fans who made it out were treated to sit-ins by two special surprise guests: Bob Weir and Eric Krasno.New Grateful Dead Documentary, ‘Long Strange Trip,’ To Play At Theaters Across The U.S. For One Day OnlyThe Grateful Dead guitarist, Bob Weir, came out at the start of the show, helping out for the two opening numbers, “Bird Song” and “Blue Bayou.” Weir then left, leaving Kimock & Friends to make their way through “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and “My Sisters and Brothers.” Fresh off his performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Lettuce the night before, Eric Krasno then emerged, joining the band for the final two numbers of the set, “Bertha” and “Scarlet Begonias.” Rather than making his leave, Krasno came back for Steve Kimock & Friend’s second set, which saw the musicians perform classics from the Grateful Dead catalog, “Tennessee Jed,” “Deal,” and “Crazy Fingers” before the closing sequence of “Shakedown Street” jammed through to “Not Fade Away.”Lettuce Rages Red Rocks With Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr., John Scofield, And More [Photos/Videos]You can check out videos from last night’s Steve Kimock & Friends show below, courtesy of Stephen Mucelli, along with a setlist via S. Friedman on Jambase.Setlist: Steve Kimock & Friends with Bob Weir and Eric Krasno | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 5/14/2017Set One: Bird Song (w/Bob Weir), Blue Bayou (w/Bob Weir), That’s What Love Will Make You Do, My Sisters and Brothers, Bertha (Eric Krasno joins for rest of show), Scarlet BegoniasSet Two: Tennessee Jed, Deal, Crazy Fingers, Shakedown Street > Not Fade Away“Bird Song” with Bob Weir “Blue Bayou” with Bob Weirlast_img read more

The first draft of history

first_imgAs a doctoral student, there are few things more invigorating than being able to escape your pile of books, shake off the abstract theorizing, and venture into the real world. Which is why, when I found out I had secured a research internship in Kenya last summer, I was ecstatic. Having survived my first year of coursework, I was eager to dive into something different — something that would allow me to engage the world I had been reading about in a tangible way.Thanks to a grant from the Harvard Committee on African Studies, this is exactly the experience I had.My principle role in Kenya over the summer was to help create a public history exhibit, centered around the themes of resistance and nationalism during the colonial era. The exhibit is set to open next summer at the National Museum in Nairobi, then travel to museums throughout the country, and finally return to Nairobi to be installed as part of the museum’s permanent history wing.For the two months I lived in Nairobi, there was a seemingly bottomless to-do list, in large part because the project was just getting off the ground. In collaboration with my Kenyan colleagues, it was our first responsibility to develop a research framework for collecting materials (photographs, documents, objects) and construct an organizational system for storing them. Given the multimedia aspirations for the exhibit, we also needed to conduct video interviews, both with high-level political figures from the pre-independence period, and with ordinary Kenyans who had witnessed and participated in historical events during British colonial rule.We had our work cut out for us — and still do. But we managed to make considerable strides in a short period. Sifting through materials at places like the Kenya National Archives, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, and the Catholic Consolata, and working closely with our counterparts at the National Museum, we identified almost 3,000 photographs that might be of use for the exhibit. We also organized a major workshop with Kenyan academics as part of our continued efforts to crystallize the exhibit’s intellectual content.As a result of my internship, I had the opportunity to travel across the country, to collaborate with wonderful people, and to grow immensely as a scholar. One of the most rewarding aspects, however, was knowing how much potential this project has to reach and impact a wide audience. Thanks to the encouragement of my adviser, Caroline Elkins, I feel more strongly than ever that bringing history to life and making it matter to the people whose experiences it portrays is one of the most important and worthwhile goals to have as an academic.Working in Kenya, I was continually amazed by the civic culture on display around me. Kenyan people seem to care so deeply about history, and its influence on the country’s future. Because of the divisiveness of the present political climate, however, it feels good to know that one of our exhibit’s primary objectives is to create a unifying narrative that all Kenyans — regardless of ethnicity, race, class, gender — can identify with and claim as their own.With general exams looming, I know that I will have a lot on my plate this year, but I am already making plans to go back to Kenya in January and, depending on the needs of the project, next summer, too. Meanwhile, I am fortunate to have had the experience that I did in Nairobi, which is sustaining me as I switch gears and return to that ever-expanding pile of books.If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student and have an essay to share about life at Harvard, please e-mail your ideas to Jim Concannon, the Gazette’s news editor, at [email protected]last_img read more

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward hints at more expensive signings

first_img “Our record revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) guidance for 2016 reflects the underlying strength of our business and our confidence in its continued growth.” United, owned by the United States-based Glazer family, also announced they will seek to raise another 400million US dollars (£257.5million) by selling new shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The move was announced in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission saying that the club will make 24 million Class A shares available. The Glazers have three years under the current prospectus to go ahead with the share sale. The Glazer family who own Manchester United are set to make more than £15million in dividends from the club this season. United announced today it will pay a dividend to shareholders for the first time since the shares were sold on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, at a rate of 4.5 cents per share per quarter. The five sons and one daughter of the late Malcolm Glazer own 80 per cent of the 180million shares. Avram, Joel, Kevin, Bryan and Edward Glazer, and their sister, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz and stand to make a total of £15.2million – £2.5million each annually. United say the club’s strong financial position and predicted income allow them to pay a dividend while still investing in players and competing at the highest level. A spokesman said: “In addition, there are significant funds available for transfers and wages and the dividend won’t impact the club’s ability to buy top players.” Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has raised the prospect of more expensive signings by the club next year by predicting bringing fewer players in – but not necessarily less spending. Asked by one investor if 2015 represented a peak in terms of capital investment in players, Woodward said: “Was 2015 a peak? I think it’s impossible to answer that question. We have seen a large number of ins and outs in terms of the squad in the last couple of summer windows. “We have previously guided on a more modest number in and out. It is a number-times-price calculation – the number can vary and obviously the price can vary quite materially based on who you are purchasing so it is difficult for us to guide on that.” United announced they expect to become the first English club to break the £0.5billion income barrier this season after revealing the full cost of the absence from the Champions League last season. The club reported revenues down last season by 8.8 per cent to £395.2million. United’s income fell by £38million from £433.2million – the loss of £50million in income from Europe being partially offset by an increase in commercial income. United’s adjusted profit was down to £3.1million from £28.7million, and gross debt increased to £411million from £341million a year ago – partly due to refinancing old bonds and partly due to exchange rate changes with the dollar. Net debt however was down to £255.2million from £275.4million. As in previous years, the club has budgeted on Louis van Gaal’s side reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. Woodward added: “As we look to the new season, we are enthusiastic about our strong position, both on and off the pitch. “In recent weeks we have further strengthened our squad with an exciting mix of experience and youth, qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, and seen an impressive launch of our partnership with adidas. Press Association Woodward, speaking on a conference call with United investors, said that he anticipated fewer players coming into the club – but could not guarantee a drop in the overall amount spent on transfer fees. United spent more than £115million during the summer including £36million on teenage French striker Anthony Martial, but sold £59.7million record signing Angel di Maria to Paris St Germain for around £45million. last_img read more

Google’s SMS internet for Uganda

first_imgThe Google SMS Health Tips response to the words “pregnant HIV”. The Google SMS Search response to the words “NEWS Michael Jackson funeral”. Mary AlexanderFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialInternet giant Google has launched yet another innovative new product, this time using a fairly old technology: an SMS-based information service for people without access to computers or high-end phones in the more remote parts of Africa.Set up in collaboration with MTN Uganda, the local subsidiary of South African’s multinational cellular service provider MTN, is a suite of mobile-phone applications which will allow people to access information, via SMS, on a number of topics. These include health and agriculture, news, local weather, sport and more, as well as Google Trader, a SMS-based marketplace application.“At Google we seek to serve a broad base of people — not only those who can afford to access the internet from the convenience of their workplace or with a computer at home,” Joe Mucheru, head of Google sub-Saharan Africa, and Fiona Lee, Africa project manager, said in a blog announcing the service on Monday.With Africa having the lowest internet penetration coupled with the highest mobile growth rate – and with most of those phones having only voice and texting capabilities – the most efficient way to give people access to information is via SMS.“It’s important to reach users wherever they are, with the information they need, in areas with the greatest information poverty,” Mucheru and Lee said. “In many places around the world, people look to their phones, rather than their computers, to find information they need in their daily lives. This is especially true in Africa.”Initially launched only in Uganda, the service is effectively a limited, SMS-based form of the internet, with Google SMS Tips providing a simplified search function. Here users enter a free-form text query, which Google’s algorithms restructure to identify keywords, search a database of answers, and return the most relevant answer.Google SMS Tips includes Health Tips, which provides information on sexual and reproductive health; ClinicFinder, which helps users find a clinic near them, as well as the clinic’s telephone number and the services it offers; and Farmer’s Friend, which provides weather forecasts and information on planting, pest management and disease control.“If a pregnant woman has a question about prenatal services, she can text her question to 6001 and get a response right away,” said Rachel Payne, Google’s Uganda country manager. “Now people in any part of Uganda can easily find the information that is most critical to them.”Texting the words “pregnant HIV”, for example, produces the following SMS response: “If a pregnant woman has not got HIV/AIDS then her baby will not have HIV/AIDS. If the mother gets HIV during pregnancy her baby is at risk of getting  infected. If your partner has HIV/AIDS you could catch it from them. To prevent this ALWAYS use a condom when you have sex. If you think you might have HIV/AIDS GET TESTED.” The user may then receive additional information by selecting a number of options.Google SMS Search, which in Uganda uses the number 6006, provides information on news, sports scores, definitions, translations, currency conversions, bible texts and a lot more. Texting “Michael Jackson funeral” produces an AFP report under the headline “Jackson funeral takes shape as drug probe widens”.The third service, Google Trader, uses the number 6007 to connect buyers and sellers.“We hope to help alleviate some of the information and access to markets barriers for the poor, especially those in rural areas,” said Payne. “So, when farmers in Iganga want to sell their maize, they can list their crop on Google Trader and a miller in another trading center can find and contact them to buy their goods.”Google SMS comes out of a partnership between Google, the Grameen Foundation, the Busoga Rural Open Source and Development Initiative, the Straight Talk Foundation and Marie Stopes Uganda.It’s the result of the Grameen Foundation’s AppLab, or Application Laboratory, which has been working for more than a year to develop mobile applications for those who have limited access to information and communications technology.“This launch also represents an important milestone, as our first major initiative in Uganda, one of the newest locations where Google is setting up operations,” Payne said.“As the East African fibre optic cables begin to connect Uganda to the global internet community, it is vital that the foundation for a thriving internet economy also be established.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesMobile money grows in Africa Better farming with mobiles Facebook says ‘hakuna matata’ Early African fossils found SA Google Earth layer is tops Google to put Africa online MTN in new empowerment deal Useful linksGoogle SMSMTN GroupMTN UgandaGoogle BlogGoogle Africa Blog Grameen FoundationBusoga Rural Open Source and Development InitiativeStraight Talk FoundationMarie Stopes Ugandalast_img read more

Kettler named Indiana Director of Agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced Bruce Kettler — an experienced member ofBruce Kettler of the Anna Chapter got to meet President Reagan during his time as a National Officer.the agriculture community — will serve as the new director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture effective Jan. 8, 2018.Kettler most recently operated as the director of public relations for Beck’s Hybrids, where he also was a field sales manager, area team leader and sales consultant over the course of the last 11 years. He began his career at Dow AgroSciences where he started out as a sales representative, and spanned his career through the company as a regional credit manager, advertising and communications manager and finished after being with the company for 17 years as a senior sales representative for pest management.Kettler grew up in Ohio and was an Anna FFA member elected in 1982 to National FFA office. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, resides in Westfield, Ind. with his wife Tammy and has two grown children, Cory and Christy.last_img read more

How I Learned to Leave a Message

first_imgWhen I was about 21 years old, I moved to Los Angeles, California. I had a nice, one-bedroom apartment in Brentwood, and I had a good job. When I moved in, I bought a state-of-the-art answering machine (state-of-the-art in 1990).This answering machine stored messages on a little, tiny cassette tape. Cassette tapes are nothing like today’s digital storage, and this little tape held about 20 minutes’ worth of messages, and 20 minutes was more than enough. Most people left a message that was less than 30 seconds.Except one of my best friends, Rickman. Rickman isn’t like other people. He has a great sense of humor. He’s also a bit of a scalawag. When he wanted to talk to me, he would just go ahead and talk to me.When I would walk in from work, the light on my answering machine would be flashing red, indicating that I had received a message. I’d hit play, and there was Rickman. He’d start off by saying hello, and then he would proceed to tell me everything that was on his mind. He’d leave the details about his day. He’d tell me stories about his girlfriend. He’d leave dirty jokes or sing songs. He’d ask me questions, knowing that I wasn’t there to answer. His messages were highly entertaining, and I listened to all of them to the end.The bad thing was that Rickman would run me out of tape. If anyone else tried to reach me, there was no tape left on which to leave a message.LessonBut Rickman taught me a lesson I applied to voice mails. I started leaving my whole side of the conversation on my prospective client’s voice mails. I wouldn’t leave anything nearly along as Rickman’s, but I would tell the client who I was, why I was calling, what I wanted from them, and that if they weren’t the right person, to let me know who to call instead. I closed by telling that I would call back in a few days.I got more return calls. I also had more people take my call, many of them passing me off to the person I needed. A lot of people received enough calls from me that, over time, they knew my name when I finally reached them.I always recommend that you leave a message when you call. You want your dream clients to know you are pursuing them. But you don’t have to worry about this too much. Now that so few salespeople make calls, having the chops to dial is going to distinguish and differentiate you like never before. If you don’t reach your dream client, leave a good message with some personality. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Kobe sees Gilas inclusion as ‘blessing’ and is learning from it

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I’m just happy to be a part of this team, to be teammates with these guys,” he said. “Being coached by pros is great. All in all, this is a great learning experience for me.”Clips of Kobe in action during the Fiba 3X3 tournament in France, and his dunk contest videos on youtube that went viral a couple of years back have made him the new toast of Philippine basketball.Paras knows that this is just the stepping stone to bigger things in his career and he is just thankful for the opportunity.“I’m happy. God gave me the chance to be a part of this team. This is just a blessing.”With Gilas having just two games left, and with the prodigious high-flyer nursing that back injury, it could be safe to say that Kobe will remain grounded for the rest of this tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Gasol agrees to three-year deal with Spurs—report Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Photo by Musong CastilloTAIPEI – There was a lot of noise that Kobe Paras generated coming over to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational.Overseas Filipino Workers continue flocking to the Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here for Gilas games, hoping for a win by the Filipinos over talented international sides, and, of course, wanting to see a glimpse of Benjie Paras’ son in action.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img View comments Figuratively speaking, Kobe has also remained grounded despite the high expectations prior to coming over.But he has handled it quite well after putting everything in the right perspective.“It’s been a goal of mine ever since I was a kid to be a part of Gilas,” Paras said with pride. “And there are a lot of 19-year-olds out there who are not in the (national) team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With coach Chot Reyes bringing in such a talented team composed of Gilas Cadet members, Kobe, just 19 years old and with the least playing experience in the 17-man lineup, has turned out to be Gilas’ loudest, most ardent cheerleader on the bench most often than not.Fans have not hidden their disappointment over that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut it’s perfectly fine with Kobe.“It’s a fact that I’m the youngest in this team and I need to work getting myself the minutes,” Paras said on Friday after he was forced to sit out the game against Lithuania because of back spasms. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Too early for final judgement on CrownFirst Nations Gathering Mercredi

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s been almost two months since the Crown-First Nations gathering brought 400 chiefs to Ottawa.The Harper government claimed the meeting would strengthen relations with First Nations.Two months later, has anything come out of the gathering with Prime Minister Stephen Harper?Some critics say it was a failure.But Ovide Mercredi, the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says it’s too early to say.last_img