Today, Beck and Cage The Elephant have announced The Night Running Tour, a lengthy summer 2019 co-headlining jaunt featuring Spoon and a variety of other special guests including Sarcrawler, Wild Belle and Sunflower Bean.The tour is set to hit a number of notable amphitheaters and more nationwide including George, WA’s The Gorge (7/13); Mountain View, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheater (7/16); Chicago, IL’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (7/31); Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center (8/12); New York’s Forest Hills Stadium (8/17); and Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion (8/22); to name a few.Beck Teams Up With Los Angeles Philharmonic & Feist To Perform “Tarantula” On ‘Corden’ [Watch]Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale this Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. local time. For a full list of dates and venue-specific ticketing links, head here. For more information, you can head over to Beck’s website.Beck The Night Running Tour Dates7/11 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*7/13 – George, WA – The Gorge*7/16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre*7/17 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater*7/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater*7/20 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheater*7/21 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*7/23 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre^7/26 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater^7/27 – Dallas, TX – The Dos Equis Pavilion^7/28 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^7/30 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater^7/31 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island^8/2 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center^8/3 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^8/4 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center^8/11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage~8/12 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center~8/13 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater~8/15 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center~8/16 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion~8/17 – New York City, NY – Forest Hills Stadium8/20 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center~8/21 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion~8/22 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion~8/24 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park~8/25 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion~8/27 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater~8/29 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre~8/30 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater~*with Starcrawler^with Wild Belle~with Sunflower BeanView Tour Dates
Thanks to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List,” many know the story of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved hundreds of Polish Jews during World War II by employing them in his factories.Thanks to the work of Radcliffe Fellow Julie Orringer, many readers will soon be familiar with a lesser-known, somewhat unlikely wartime hero. Varian Fry was an American journalist and Harvard graduate who helped saved more than 2,000 artists and anti-Nazi activists by way of a daring rescue network in occupied France.For 13 months from 1940 to 1941, Fry, based in Marseilles, forged papers and planned escape routes for a list of people that reads like a Who’s Who of Europe’s cultural elite. It includes Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and Max Ernst.“It surprised me all the more reading that list that I had never heard of Fry,” said Orringer on a recent rainy morning in her office at Byerly Hall. On a wall next to her desk, haunting black-and-white photos of Arendt, Chagall, Ernst, and André Breton serve as vivid reminders of Fry’s work. Orringer is writing a novel based on his life during her fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.An alumna of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Orringer initially considered herself content with writing stories — her collection “How to Breathe Underwater” was published in 2005. But an emotional conversation several years ago changed everything. After her grandfather described how he had been conscripted into the Hungarian army as a Jew in 1939, Orringer set out to tell his story with her debut novel. It was while researching that 2010 work, “The Invisible Bridge,” that she encountered Fry.Orringer had come across an article in the Franco-German armistice known as the “surrender on demand” clause, a mandate that required the French state to turn over German nationals on French soil to German officials.“When I did a Google search for ‘surrender on demand,’ up came an autobiography of the same title by this gentleman I’d never heard of.”The more Orringer learned about Fry, the more her curiosity grew. Fry’s memoir raised even more questions. When she tracked down the book’s original introduction she found it “indignant and impassioned” compared with the version that appeared in print. Fry’s editors, she later discovered, worried the public would react badly to reading about “the horrible things that were happening in Europe at the time.”“I came to understand pretty quickly that there was a lot that Fry couldn’t reveal about his own experience when his book was published in 1945. … The style in which it’s written is very guarded. It’s theatrical in a way,” said Orringer. “He speaks as if he were writing a spy movie about himself. I was wondering who this person was behind this artifice.”Orringer soon discovered that Fry, who graduated from Harvard in 1930, was just as guarded with many of his friends and collaborators. “A novelist immediately begins to pay attention when somebody talks about obsessive secret-keeping. I wanted to know what his secrets were.”A window into some of those secrets has opened for Orringer at Harvard. While at Radcliffe she has delved into Harvard’s archives, poring over Fry’s student file to learn more about his College years.A keen intelligence and rebellious spirit punctuated Fry’s time in Cambridge. When the literary journal The Harvard Advocate refused their work, Fry and classmate Lincoln Kirstein founded their own quarterly, The Hound & Horn. Fry’s intellect was matched by his love of mischief. He was fond of parties and drinking, said Orringer, and was eventually suspended for placing a “For Sale” sign on the lawn at the home of the Harvard College dean.Included in the archives are letters Fry’s father and the administration exchanged over the young man’s bad behavior, as well as pleas from some of the professors who supported his reinstatement.“There’s a wealth of material here that I could find nowhere else in the world,” said Orringer, “and that’s in addition to the amazing information that’s available through the Harvard libraries.”Two Harvard undergraduates are helping Orringer with her research, developing a detailed timeline of Fry’s stay in France and compiling information on the writers and artists he aided.Why a novel when nonfiction works about Fry’s life, as well as a 2001 TV movie — “Varian’s War” with William Hurt in the lead — are readily available? Orringer insists that fiction offers a chance at a more psychologically layered portrait.“In a novel we can proceed from a kind of inner perspective that allows the reader the most intimate access to the forces that drive us, and that make us afraid, and that animate us, to the kind of amazing work that Fry ended up doing.”Orringer’s own life has followed something of a twisting path shaped by her passion. The daughter of two doctors, she was in her sophomore year at Cornell on a pre-med track when she met “living, working writers” during a series of creative writing workshops. Though she had crafted plays as a schoolgirl and won numerous writing contests, Orringer had never considered writing “something you could study or do professionally” until that moment.When she called her parents to tell them she wanted to become a writer, she held her breath.“I assumed they were going to be horrified … after a long silence they both began to laugh and they said, ‘We wondered how long it was going to take for you to figure that out.’”Julie Orringer will deliver this year’s Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Radcliffe’s Knafel Center.
She says Leyland cypress trees are being hit harder by the drought-related diseases than most other trees and landscape plants. “Seiridium canker disease is the main cause of tree decline,” Woodward said. “Drought stress causes the cankers to enlarge about three times faster than they would on non-stressed trees.” Cankers form on the branches when the fungus enters through wounds or natural openings on the tree. Collectively the cankers interfere with water flow, and, as a result, the branches die. Roots stressed “Other trees and shrubs may be dying as a result of root stress and injury in combination with drought,” she said. “A 40-foot tall oak tree died in my neighborhood two weeks ago due to what I believe to be construction injury to the roots combined with the drought.” The drought has driven disease pressure in the landscape down, but there are always diseases that can persevere. “We aren’t seeing a lot of diseases, except for powdery mildew,” she said. “It’s inhibited by wet leaves, but it can also thrive without much water.” Gardeners and landscapers are pleased with the drought for at least one reason. It has diminished the Japanese beetle population. However, University of Georgia researcher Kris Braman isn’t happy the beetles are missing. She needs them for her research. Traveling north“I’m used to having a big supply, but lately I’ve had to collect them from our Blairsville research station in north Georgia,” said Braman, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “I consider Japanese beetles super bugs, but they just can’t take it when it’s dry.” In the United States alone, controlling the beetles’ larval (grub) and adult stages cost more than $460 million a year. Adult Japanese beetles feed on the leaves of some 300 different landscape plants from roses to crape myrtles. As grubs, they burrow underground and feed on plant roots. Turfgrass roots are among their favorites, Braman said. In her Griffin, Ga., laboratory, she searches for ways to control the beetles when they aren’t being reduced by drought conditions. Too dry to developThe tiny destroyers’ numbers are down because their life cycle relies on moisture. If it’s too dry, the larvae can’t complete their development. “Young Japanese beetle larvae need moisture to tunnel and search for food,” Braman said. “If they survive in the drought to adulthood, they need wet areas to lay their eggs in, and there weren’t many wet areas to be found this summer.” The drought also has reduced the population of another turfgrass pest, the two-lined spittlebug. “They like it hot, but they need moisture, too,” Braman said. “So there aren’t as many around this year to harm centipede grasses and holly bushes.” Less and different diseasesThe drought has reduced the typical diseases found on turfgrass and landscape plants during high humidity conditions, but it has also opened the door for other diseases, said Alfredo Martinez, a plant pathologist with UGA Cooperative Extension. In a drought, turfgrass is stressed, “and we have a good amount of stressed turf areas in Georgia,” he said. “We are seeing more cases of anthracnose and dollar spot, which are caused by organisms that take advantage of the turf’s stressed state.” Martinez says homeowners actually help give these diseases a foothold by the adjustments they make in reaction to the drought. “When there’s not sufficient water, people tend to reduce or avoid fertilization all together,” Martinez said. “They think it will burn the turf if they do. But low fertility promotes disease like dollar spot.” Jean Williams-Woodward, a UGA Extension plant pathologist who specializes in ornamentals, agrees. “Generally with less water there is less disease, but any plant that is being irrigated can still become diseased,” she said. “During drought conditions, plants become weak and are more susceptible to infection.” Leylands hit hardest
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Diamond Awards are like the Oscars of the credit union industry. The 2015 winners were announced at CUNA’s annual conference for marketing and business development professionals in March. Here are a dozen of The Financial Brand’s favorites.This year’s CUNA Diamond Awards competition received 1,055 entries. Six credit unions won Best of Show Awards, 88 won Category’s Best Awards and 236 won Diamond Awards. Gesa Credit Union was awarded the Diamond Best of Show Award, the highest honor. You can view a complete gallery of winners at this microsite here.Gesa Credit Union – Testimonial CampaignGesa won for their testimonial-based marketing campaign, My Gesa Story. In eight emotional videos, real-life members explain — in their own words — Gesa’s important role in reaching their goals of owning a house, going to school, starting a business and pursuing their dreams. The campaign ran in print, digital, radio and TV. continue reading »
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In today’s environment of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to have relationships that you can count on to help bring about some sort of structure. As with any successful relationship, communication, flexibility, and mutual benefit are key. The Armed Forces Financial Network and Defense Credit Union Council have such a relationship that benefits not only each other but also the Member Participants that participate in both organizations. DCUC and the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) teamed up this summer to celebrate AFFN’s 35th Anniversary by offering DCUC members the opportunity to co-brand a special “Why We Do What We Do” video. The video captures what it means to be a defense credit union and serve the military community. It highlights the unique aspects of military life while showing that despite these differences, military members are still pursuing the same dreams as everyone else: a better life, a better country, and better tomorrow.In offering this free marketing tool, DCUC and AFFN recognized the important work defense credit unions do and celebrated their dedication to their communities. This video was a small way for DCUC and AFFN to say thank you to their members. To date, 64-member credit unions have taken advantage of the opportunity to co-brand. Click here to watch “Why We Do What We Do.” These defense credit unions have utilized the video in a variety of strategic and creative ways to promote what it means to serve their military community. The co-branded video has been shared on “About Us” pages, across social media, and in-branch lobbies. One credit union is even testing it for use as an external commercial in their local market area. The video continues to be a great way to reaffirm commitment to the defense community, promote defense credit unions, and attract new members.The defense credit union community makes a big difference to service members, veterans, civil service and their families every day. If your credit union serves the military community and is interested in learning more about the DCUC/AFFN difference, and learn more about becoming part of this long-term partnership, contact DCUC at [email protected] or AFFN at [email protected] to see how we can help you better Serve Those Who Serve Our Country. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text
(WBNG) — The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York is offering safety advice for “staycations” as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the country. FASNY also recommends following all state mandates, wearing a mask and maintaining social distance. Ensure the home you’re staying in or renting has smoking detectors and they’re working. NFPA says 40 percent of fire deaths are in homes without working smoke detectors.Learn how to properly build a campfire and have a fire extinguisher nearbyKeep BBQ grills away from structures or anything that can catch fireMake a water safety a priority. An adult should supervise children in bodies of water. FASNY wants to ensure people make safety a priority on their vacations. The following is a list safety advice from FASNY: “Whether your family decides to rent a home or cabin, set up camp at a local site or make your backyard an oasis, safe practices are paramount,” said Steve Klein, President, Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.
The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has asked the Finance Ministry to reconsider a budget cut following the ministry’s plan to reallocate Rp 191.21 billion (about US$12.33 million) from the board’s initial budget to partly finance mitigation efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.BKPM head Bahlil Lahadalia said in a virtual hearing with the House of Representatives Commission VI overseeing trade, industry and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) on Thursday that the board would only be able to cut Rp 61.52 billion from its initial 2020 budget of Rp 585.47 billion.“We have written to the Finance Ministry to request [for the budget] to not be cut by Rp 191 billion, but by Rp 61 billion instead, as it would impact the operations and performance of the BKPM,” Bahlil said in the meeting. Initially, the BKPM said total investment would reach Rp 886 trillion this year, a figure that would be “very difficult to reach in 2020”, Bahlil said. Hence, the BKPM projected that, if the pandemic ended in mid-June, realized investment would hit Rp 855 trillion.If it ended in July or August, the number would fall far below the initial target to Rp 817 trillion. However, if the crisis continues well until August, the investment coming in “will definitely be below Rp 800 trillion”.In the first quarter of this year, realized investment reached Rp 210.7 trillion, 23.8 percent of the target, according to the BKPM. Between January and March, investment saw an 8 percent increase from the Rp 195.1 trillion recorded during the same period last year.The realized investment in Java was almost equal in proportion to investment outside of Java, with investment going into Java accounting for 51.4 percent of total investment and investment elsewhere accounting for 48.6 percent.Between January and March, 53.5 percent of the investments came from domestic investors and the other 46.5 percent from foreign investors. The BKPM head noted that this was a step in the right direction as it had shown that enthusiasm from domestic investors was on the rise.In an effort to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, the BKPM has been speeding up the process of issuing business permits for pharmacies and companies producing medical equipment and companies in other supporting industries.As of April 21, the BKPM had issued 6,142 commercial or operational permits for those in the healthcare sector, up from the 5,862 it issued throughout March. In a recent move to finance the country’s fight against the health crisis, the government revised the 2020 state budget, as stipulated in Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 54/2020 on state budget changes. As a result, the BKPM’s budget would be reduced by Rp 133.42 billion, while the Finance Ministry would cut Rp 57.79 billion, bringing its budget to Rp 191 billion.Bahlil said the ministry’s budget cut plan would be too much to bear because, if implemented, the BKPM’s representative offices in nine countries could be shut down and its representatives could be asked to return home to prevent the investment board from suffering a budget deficit.He also warned of the coronavirus possibly impacting the inflow of foreign direct investment to Indonesia. “The question is: Are we still optimistic that, when COVID-19 ends in June, the realization of investment will still be at the level of Rp 800 [billion]? As long as we are supported with adequate facilities, we are optimistic,” Bahlil said. Topics :
“First game back is going to be a little bit different, what we understand is the magnitude of the game, the coverage of the game,” Wilder said at his pre-match video press conference on Monday.”Villa-Sheffield United was a Championship game last year and would possibly have been seventh or eighth on (BBC’s) Match Of The Day and now it is 6:00 pm on the TV and worldwide coverage.”From our point of view we want to put on a good show and make sure we play well.”Sheffield United, who have 10 games to play, are seventh in the table, chasing Champions League football. Topics : Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said they were aware the eyes of the world would be on their match when they relaunch the Premier League on Wednesday.The high-flying Blades travel to Villa Park for the first game in the English top-flight after a three-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.Later on Wednesday, Manchester City host Arsenal, with 92 games packed into just five-and-a-half weeks. ‘Itching’ to play Villa manager Smith, whose side are in the relegation places, said it was an honor to be playing the first game in the English top-flight since March.Victory over the Blades, their game in hand over their relegation rivals, would take them out of the drop zone with nine matches remaining.”The eyes of the world will be on us and we are looking forward to it,” said Smith.”The players have been itching to get back,” he added. Smith questioned the temporary rule change to allow five substitutions during games, saying it would benefit certain clubs. Teams can also name nine substitutes instead of seven.”I wasn’t for it,” he said. “I just believe we started the season with certain rules and now we have changed it. I suppose it helps the clubs with the bigger squads.”There was talk to change it because there is more risk of injury but having more subs doesn’t help that. I just wanted it to stay as it was. I think Sheffield United were the same.”Wilder confirmed Sheffield United would extend highly rated goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s loan deal in the next few days.The England Under-21 international is close to agreeing an extension from Manchester United until the current season ends. They could move up to fifth place with three points at Villa Park, but Wilder will not allow himself to get distracted by talk of Europe.”If it gets to the situation where we are one or two games out and we are still in a fantastic position then we will possibly talk about that,” said Wilder.”But at the moment we have quarter of a season to go, near enough. I am sure that you have seen the fixture list as such as I have seen it. There are some incredible challenges in front of us.”
Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has sent its multipurpose diving support and construction vessel ‘Andy Warhol’ down the slipway at shipbuilding yard in China.The 103.5-meter vessel, of MT6023 design, is the fourth in the UDS fleet to hit the water.Scheduled for delivery in Q3 2018, the Andy Warhol will be equipped with an 18-men diving system for operations down to 300 meters water depth.The vessel comes with two heave compensated subsea cranes, one 150 ton offshore crane with a single fall up to 3,000 meters water depth, and one 20 ton offshore crane. It will be fitted with a two work-class ROVs.The vessel will be capable of accommodating up to 120 personnel.According to Shel Hutton, CEO of UDS, the company expects a major charter contract to be solidified on the Warhol in the next few weeks.Subsea World News Staff