LOCKN’ is off to a steamy start, with sets from Vulfpeck, Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead locking in the foundation for a stellar weekend of jam band festival heaven. With Dean and Gene Ween on site, festival-goers were anxious to see the recently reunited rockers. With part of the audience being newly introduced to the band, and others being die hard fans, the 26-song performance received mixed reviews – some describing it as “too weird” and “noisy” with others understanding the specialty of Ween’s strange material.Ween fans would describe the set as particularly “brown”, with “A Tear For Eddie”, “Poopship Destroyer”, “Zoloft”, and other drowning melodies taking the energy to a devastatingly satisfying benchmark of awesome. While some fans just didn’t get it, others walked away totally satisfied as the Boognish prevailed. Thanks to Youtube user Boognish Monster, you can listen to the full set below:Tonight, Ween returns to the stage for round two, promising that last night’s performance was just a “warm up” for tonight. They hit the stage at 6pm, with Phish playing two sets afterwards. It’s a very exciting time to be alive, my friends. Ween @ LOCKN’ Music Festival 8/24/16 :Transdermal Celebration, The Grobe, Mister Richard Smoker, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Happy Colored Marbles, How High Can You Fly?, Beacon Light, A Tear For Eddie, Baby Bitch, Boy’s Club, Up on the Hill, Nan, I’m in the Mood to Move, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Puerto Rican Power, Fat Lenny, Japanese Cowboy, Fluffy, Push th’ Little Daisies, I Play It Off Legit, Someday, Sorry Charlie, Ocean Man, Poopship Destroyer, Zoloft, Pandy Fackler
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Read Full Story This week, a bipartisan group of experts in economics, public health, technology, and ethics from across the country released the nation’s first comprehensive operational roadmap for mobilizing and reopening the U.S. economy in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.“Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience,” a report released by Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, lays out how a massive scale-up of testing, paired with contact tracing and supported isolation, can rebuild trust in the public’s personal safety and re-mobilize the U.S. economy.“This is the first plan to show operationally how we can scale up COVID-19 testing sufficiently to safely reopen the economy and keep it open — while safeguarding fundamental American democratic principles of protecting civil rights and liberties,” said Danielle Allen, director of the Center for Ethics. “This Roadmap will move us from can’t-do America, to a new era of can-do America.”Among the report’s top recommendations is the need to deliver at least 5 million tests per day by early June to help ensure a safe social opening. This number will need to increase to 20 million tests per day by mid-summer to fully re-mobilize the economy and keep it open.“The unique value of this approach is that it will prevent cycles of opening up and shutting down,” said Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America. “It allows us to mobilize and progressively re-open the parts of the economy that have been shut down, protect our front-line workers, and contain the virus to levels where it can be effectively managed and treated until we can find a vaccine.”Allen added: “This Roadmap is the only approach to BOTH contain the virus and ramp back up to vibrant economic life. And, in the long term, it allows us to build an infrastructure of pandemic resilience that will serve us well when the next health crisis or disaster hits, while improving community health.”The full report and additional in-depth papers are published on pandemictesting.org and https://ethics.harvard.edu/covid-19-response. Additional key findings include:The level of testing and supported isolation needed depends on how effectively contacts can be traced; warn those contacts about their exposure and need for a test; then test them; and support isolation for those who are COVID-positive.To succeed, isolation must be supported with job protection, resource support — including care packages, grocery and food deliveries — and necessary health care services.Testing and public health response — in programs established by states and administered by local health authorities — can and should be fully aligned with civil liberties, due process, data and health privacy protections, health ethics and non-discrimination.
University of Georgia professor Steve L. Brown will be awardedthe prestigious D. W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Public Servicefor extension Oct. 2 in Athens, Ga.Brown, a professor and extension specialist in the Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Entomology,is a widely recognized expert in integrated management of pestsin peanuts and stored products.His work is centered in two distinctly different program areas.He has been instrumental in finding a solution to tomato spottedwilt virus, one of Georgia peanut producers’ most damaging diseases.By 1995 the virus had become the greatest yield-limiting factorfor the billion-dollar Georgia peanut industry and had a severeimpact on other Georgia-grown crops, including tobacco, tomatoesand peppers.Tomato Spotted Wilt VirusBrown played a key role on a team of scientists that developedpractical programs and solutions to TSWV. He developed the UGASpotted Wilt Risk Index, a planning tool that assesses the riskof producer practices. Using hundreds of on-farm observations,the index is refined each year.While TSWV continues to be a threat to the Georgia peanut industry,the risk index has proven to be an accurate predictor of TSWV.It allows growers to avoid the devastating losses of previousyears.The risk index has yielded greater net returns for Georgiapeanut producers. Economic analysis of the risk index shows thatfor each percent decrease in risk index value, the net returnper acre increased by more than $11 in 1998. This resulted inan increase of $133 to $280 per acre.Besides his work with TSWV, Brown is a leading expert in theSoutheast for insect control in stored grains, peanuts and cottonseedand for postharvest entomology. Brown oversees the South’s onlydemonstration grain treatment and storage facility, which provideshands-on training for county Extension agents and growers.Other WinnersThe annual Brooks awards are presented to UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences faculty who excel in teaching, research,extension and international agriculture. The awards include aframed certificate and a $5,000 cash award.Other honorees this year were: Eddie McGriff, county extensionprogramming; Michael Dirr, teaching; John Ruter, research; andManjeet Chinnan, international agriculture.Before the awards ceremony, William F. Kirk, vice presidentof DuPont Biosolutions Enterprise, will deliver the D.W. BrooksLecture: “The 21st Century — An Agribusiness Odyssey.”The lecture and awards are named for the late D.W. Brooks,founder and chairman emeritus of Gold Kist, Inc., and founderof Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies. Brooks was an advisoron agriculture and trade issues to seven U.S. presidents. Steve L. Brown
FAWL lobbies the legislature FAWL lobbies the legislature April 15, 2006 Regular News Florida Association for Women Lawyers members from across the state gathered in Tallahassee recently to walk the halls of the Capitol, rub shoulders with legislators, lobbyists, and other public officials, learn grassroots lobbying techniques at a free CLE, and network with other women’s groups as part of its annual lobby days event.FAWL also held a four-hour legislative CLE on the morning of March 13. Florida Bar President Alan Bookman briefed attendees on the Bar’s legislative agenda and Deputy Secretary of Health Nancy Humbert discussed information about women’s health issues. Former Justice Stephen Grimes, Susan Kelsey, and Damien Filer talked about citizen initiatives to amend the constitution on a panel moderated by Chasity O’Steen. FAWL lobbyist Yolanda Cash Jackson also taught “Lobbying 101” and reviewed tips for effective grass roots lobbying.FAWL joined other women’s organizations at an ERA press conference and rally outside the Senate chambers. FAWL President June McKinney Bartelle spoke in favor of ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, as did Senate sponsor Gwen Margolis, D-Bay Harbor Island, and House co-sponsors Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, and Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee.At an evening reception, FAWL honored Senate Majority Leader Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, with its 2006 “Friend of FAWL Award,”given in recognition of his continued support of judicial independence, his efforts to ratify the ERA, and his championship for separation of powers.The next day’s activities began with a legislative breakfast co-hosted by FAWL and several other women’s organizations, including the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Florida Commission on the Status of Women, Florida Women’s Consortium, Women’s Law Symposium of Florida State University Law School, and the Tallahassee Women Lawyers. FAWL’s lobbyist Jackson briefed attendees about pending bills in preparation for the day of lobbying activities. FAWL members then fanned out to visit legislators and their staff.Sandwiched within these activities was a FAWL board meeting at the Governor’s Club, during which FAWL adopted its legislative agenda. FAWL members also attended the Senate Committee on Children and Families, where President Bartelle testified, voicing FAWL’s support in favor of SB 1800, which provides a public record exemption for records of state employees who are victims of domestic violence. The bill passed out of the committee. FAWL ended its two-day lobbying activities, chaired by Kendra Davis, by celebrating women with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women as three women were inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.
While the Twin Tiers Honor Flight will not be holding any trips in 2020 due to COVID-19, they hope to resume their travels in 2021. “It’s a really nice thing to do,” said Post 1645’s Sons Commander Ted Armbrust. “They turn them around and get a profit for the honor flight which is a great program for them it takes the veterans down to Washington to see the monuments and stuff.” The event not only included a chicken barbecue fundraiser for the Legion, but also a shoe drive to benefit the Honor Flight. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — American Legion Post 1645 teamed up with Twin Tiers Honor Flight Saturday to benefit local veterans hoping to make the trip to Washington, D.C. Organizers collected unwanted shoes which will be recycled through an organization called Funds2Orgs, with the proceeds going toward bringing veterans to see the national war memorials in Washington.
Is Lock 7 dam the cause of Stockade flooding?I attended part of the March 23 Watershed Symposium at Union College and learned that the Lock 7 dam in Niskayuna lacks release-gates and thus causes most of the flooding we experience in the historic Stockade. The canal dams upstream are liftable, either partially or fully, giving them the ability to release excess water and also reduce the threat of ice-jamming. It is this “pooling of water” at Lock 7 that causes most of our flooding. Can New York state own this engineering mistake and move toward correcting it?Susan DuFourSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
He went on to say that the name change would not affect the company’s existing products and services for consumers.Architas, which is part of Paris-based AXA Group, manages more than 35 billion euros (US$39.43 billion) in investment funds, with Europe, especially Britain, being its largest market.“Indonesia is one of Architas’ priority markets in Asia. We hope to provide more products and a greater variety of services for our consumers,” said Architas CEO Matthieu Andre.Architas Indonesia managed Rp 3.44 trillion ($243.71 million) in funds and Rp 1.1 trillion worth of assets under advisory as of April. It offers a multimanager portfolio, such as its latest investment fund product ‘Maestrolink Equity Plus’ and mutual funds products like AXA MaestroObligasi Plus and MaestroDollar.Edhi expressed optimism that mutual funds were still a promising long-term investment option, on the assumption that market conditions and investment instruments gradually improve after the pandemic subsides. (eyc)Topics : Investment management company PT AXA Asset Management Indonesia has changed its name to PT Architas Asset Management Indonesia in an effort to integrate AXA’s investment management and consultation services.Architas Indonesia president director Edhi Widjojo said on Monday that the change in its identity would accelerate the company’s market expansion and the creation of new products.“We want this opportunity to allow us to develop and grow better as an investment manager business in Indonesia,” he said in a press statement.
Brazil’s Bradesco Asset Management (BRAM) has co-operated with FTSE Group in the UK to launch a Latin American equities fund that will track a newly developed equity index consisting of low-volatility, high-quality names from across the region.The move comes as BRAM appointed a replacement for its high-profile chief executive, Joaquim Levy, who became finance minister in the new administration of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at the end of November.The asset manager confirmed Reinaldo Le Grazie as its new chief, after his promotion from head of fixed income and hedge funds at the company.The systematic, rules-based index, designed by FTSE with input from BRAM, will be the benchmark for a new Luxembourg SICAV called Bradesco Global Funds – FTSE Latin America Quality Value Equity. It is weighted by low volatility, quality and relative valuation factors, each contributing equally, rather than by market capitalisation.The universe for the index and fund will include almost 150 companies in Brazil (58% of the index), Chile (10%), Colombia (6%), Mexico (25%) and Peru (1%), as defined by FTSE’s market capitalisation indices for these five countries.The valuation factor is based on a mix of price-to-equity, price-to-book and price-to-sales ratios, as well as cash flow and dividend yields.Quality is determined by measuring factors such as profitability (in the form of return-on-equity), leverage (debt-to-assets) and operational efficiency (by measuring revenues against turnover of assets). Axel Simonsen, who joined BRAM this year to head its new Systematic Products division, said: “The combination enables investors to tilt towards quality companies at reasonable valuations.“The low-volatility factor helps investors to avoid some of the over-glamorous stocks in the universe.”As it launches, the smart-beta index is tilted towards financials and utilities and away from consumer stocks.This fund is BRAM’s seventh UCITS fund.The company aims to grow its Systematic products division during 2015 and is currently considering the possibility of bringing to market a similar alternative beta fund for institutional Brazilian investors.Luiz Osorio, BRAM’s head of international business development, said: “European investors are already familiarised with smart-beta methodologies.“Local investors are starting to look into it but are not yet investing, and we have to see how these products work with local regulation.”Le Grazie joined BRAM in 2011 as fixed income director after nearly three decades in financial services in Brazil.Levy departs after joining BRAM as chief strategy officer in 2010 and became chief executive in 2012, after a career that took him from the IMF, through the Brazilian Ministry of Finance and the National Treasury, to the State of Rio de Janeiro.Banco Bradesco established its asset management arm more than 40 years ago, before separating the business in 2001.BRAM manages in excess of $150bn (€91bn), mostly in Brazilian and Latin American assets, for international investors and more than 100 public and private pension funds in Brazil.
Brookville, In. — Former Franklin County auditor Stephen Brack is facing new theft charges. Brack has been charged with two counts of felony theft in connection with his former post with the Whitcomb United Methodist Church.Court documents allege Brack misappropriated $5,042 from the church bank account. Detectives from the Indiana State Police say they found a total of 14 checks written by Brack between 2011 and 2015.Brack is still fighting felony theft charges for allegedly taking money from the Brookville Kiwanis Club. State police say they found a check for $1,500 that Brack had written from the church account to the club to cover funds missing from the club account. The case is set to go to trial in November of this year.Brack resigned as Franklin County auditor in December 2016.
Greensburg, In. — For the first time since 2008, the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is offering a Leadership development program, Lead 2.019.This “next version” of the local leadership development promises to ignite valuable opportunities with more than simple classroom learning, a fact recognized in the LEAD acronym:LearnExperienceApplyDemonstrateThe program is built on interaction and experiential learning that will prepare class members for outcomes with immediate and long-lasting impact. By tailoring the program to the community and class we have ensured the participants find it to be centered in each of the following:Learner OutcomesKnowledge Base ExpansionAssessment and Evaluation ReviewCommunity Impact Participation in this valuable program, comprising over 40 hours of instructional time, promises to improve networks through its team-oriented and project-based approach which will advance interaction with the community and its leadership. The sessions are certain to provide a return on investment that will last for many years.Lead 2.019 Benefits for Attendees:Transferable, leadership and project management skillsPersonal GrowthIncreased self awarenessComprehensive understanding of community needs and opportunitiesEnhanced ability to navigate community structureIncreased interaction and networking with community leadersEmerging skills and relationships