“Life and baseball fandom take you to some strange and awesome places at times…” Tedeschi Trucks Band posts on their Facebook page. Earlier this week, the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the World Series. After the game, an incredible cast of characters assembled at a Wrigleyville after-party, that saw the talents of Derek Trucks and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder come together for a sing-along of The Band‘s “The Weight” amongst friends and family. Bill Murray, too, was in attendance, when the acoustic jam session went down – officially giving the crew legendary status. Watch a full clip below, courtesy of the Pearl Jam Radio Facebook page.
Related Design School turns 3D printers into PPE producers University community rallies to deal with COVID-19 crisis Harvard continues to support Allston’s robust artist community and to bring a diverse mix of uses in the neighborhood. From classes, performances, and opportunities at the Harvard Ed Portal, Ceramics Program, and Zone 3 to the newly opened ArtLab, the plan to create a state-of-the-art facility for the A.R.T., its ongoing support of local artists through programs such as the Ed Portal’s Pop Up Portal market and Zone3’s Pop Up Artist Shop, the University is committed to ensuring that the arts remain central to its campus in Allston.Artisan’s Asylum is currently working with the Harvard Ed Portal, the City of Boston’s Office of Returning Citizens, the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment, and a growing list of community partners. To learn more about the Artisan’s Asylum and its PPE efforts, visit http://artisansasylum.com. As University facilities have shut down, faculty and staff gathered gear to pass along amid a nationwide shortage Harvard University on Tuesday welcomed Artisan’s Asylum, a local nonprofit arts collaborative, to Allston, where it will make medical gowns used as personal protective equipment (PPE). The gowns will be used in nonsurgical settings such as dentists, hospitals, and even child care centers.The Asylum, which calls itself “an inclusive refuge for teaching, learning, and practice of fabrication” maintains workshops for artisans in a range of specialties, including woodworking, jewelry, and 3D printing. When the novel coronavirus shut down most businesses and organizations across the state, its members and volunteers turned to making gowns, face masks, and mask-making tools. This week’s move will bring that work to Harvard-owned space at 100 Holton St. as part of the University’s supportive response to the pandemic, while the Somerville location returns its focus to artwork.The new agreement will allow Artisan’s Asylum to immediately scale up and expand its production capabilities. It hopes to shift its focus exclusively to gowns and aims to produce 30,000 more over the coming months.“Harvard is thrilled to welcome the Artisan’s Asylum to the neighborhood, and incredibly excited to help support this important endeavor of contributing to the greater good,” said Meredith Weenick, Harvard’s vice president for campus services. “This new collaboration is in line with Harvard’s ongoing commitment to supporting creative and artistic innovation. We’re excited to see where these new efforts lead.”“Support from Harvard University is really encouraging for us,” said Lars Hasselblad Torres, executive director of Artisan’s Asylum. “To be given shelter by this esteemed institution in a time of need — for us as an organization and for the community as a whole — it’s a remarkable partnership for which I am very grateful. Our team is excited to get to work.”“Artisan’s Asylum has been an important part of the Boston arts scene for years, and we are thrilled that they are establishing a presence” in Allston, said Joyce Linehan, chief of policy and planning for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. “We are grateful to Harvard for seeing the possibilities, and pleased that Artisan’s first initiative in their new space addresses the community needs in the current crisis.” Labs donate protective equipment to health care workers Administrators, professors detail many and varied ways Harvard is trying to help, including offering use of hotel by Cambridge first-responders, health care workers Expects to have 1,000 face shields by end of week
While many Georgia churches and government buildings welcomed Florida residents who fled their homes to avoid Irma’s wrath, the University of Georgia Tifton campus’ 129,000-square-foot Tifton Campus Conference Center functioned as a staging site for Georgia Power personnel who worked nonstop to restore power to residents in Tifton, Georgia, and surrounding areas.The facility, which is made up of two auditoriums, four large ballrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, housed approximately 450 Georgia Power employees. They arrived at different times during the weekend in preparation for Irma, which came through Georgia as a tropical storm on Monday. Once the tropical storm blew through Tifton, the crews left to repair the damage the storm inflicted on the greater south Georgia area. They returned to the conference center at night to eat, shower and sleep before heading out again.“Irma was a devastating natural disaster. As communities recover from an event like this, residents need to come together and help each other,” said Joe West, assistant dean of UGA-Tifton. “As part of the UGA Tifton campus, we were more than willing to offer our facility and staff to Georgia Power to serve their needs.” John Ellis, Georgia Power staging site coordinator, said the conference center was the ideal location for personnel to gather, especially considering the lack of hotel vacancies in the area.“(The conference center) has been incredibly instrumental in restoring service to southern parts of Georgia,” Ellis said. “There were zero hotels (in Tifton) because of the evacuees out of Florida and out of the Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia, areas. There was no way to house our crews here. We would not have been able to put anybody in the area until days after the storm.”Storm Services, a company that specializes in the management of full base camp setups, supplied catering, mobile showers, and 500 cots and linens for the linemen and crews. Approximately 300 electric line trucks, bucket trucks and pickup trucks parked at the conference center over the weekend. The employees housed at the conference center included utility crews, tree-trimming and line crews, and engineers. They served Georgia residents as far southwest as Bainbridge and southeast as Waycross.“Having the building to put (our crews) in, the kitchen facilities to serve them food and the large area to park around it made it one of the best sites I could have asked for, for something like this,” said Ellis.He was especially complimentary of the conference center personnel who were on site around the clock during Georgia Power’s time in Tifton.“I am very proud of how our conference center team came together during a time like this. When you’re given a chance to serve others at a time it’s needed most, it’s your responsibility to do so,” said Kim Rutland, conference center director. “Georgia Power needed a temporary home, and I am so happy we were able to provide one. The conference center staff did a phenomenal job working around the clock to keep the facility open during the storm.”
When my friend, Thalia, asked me to register for The Collier Lilly Ride to raise Money for the Outward Bound School, I had my doubts. Her long blond ponytail bobbed behind her as she encouraged me. “C’mon, it’ll be fun.”I’d spent more hours behind my computer than on my saddle. Getting behind my desk to jump on my bike for twenty miles was one thing, but an additional thirty seemed daunting.A week later I clipped into my pedals, silently cursing the stubborn roll of belly fat that hung over my spandex biking shorts. My lungs felt the miles first, then my calves.Thalia introduced me to some of her other friends she’d also managed to convince that riding fifty miles on a Saturday morning was a better alternative to sleeping in. We bonded over sore body parts and reminding each other to drink water.At the halfway point, we heard the encouraging chants of half a dozen girls who offered us Gatorade and snacks. They told us how they had attended an Outward Bound course and thanked us for riding. Although tempted by the box of glazed donuts, I thought better of it and ate half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead.We climbed mountain roads that curved, revealing new peaks and the smell of fresh blooms. The rain held off, the clouds lending protection from the late morning sun.The last fifteen miles the road flattened and stretched straight into the wind. By then my legs felt leaden. Thalia pulled over and offered us some gummies. “Oh ladies, I’m struggling. This is what we’re going to do. We’re going to have a pace line, take turns pulling each other.”She coached us on how to do it. We’d ride in a straight line, drafting off of one another. One woman would push through the wind for a minute before pulling over to give the next woman a turn, focusing on pulling through at a constant speed. She told us to stay close to the rider in front, leaving a four to twelve-inch gap between your front wheel and their back wheel. The biggest risk was applying the brakes.A silence descended over us as we practiced riding in line, the miles passing with ease as we shared the work. The words of Abby Wambach cycled through my head, how women are raised to believe we need to compete with other women for few opportunities to reach the top. She urged women to champion one another. “Claim the success of one woman as the collective success of all women.”Thalia’s voice interrupted my thoughts. “If you’re tired, skip a few rotations at the front. Sit back and let us pull you to the finish.”I’d wasted too many years believing in scarcity – that another woman’s successes diminished my own, that for me to win necessitated someone else to lose. The way Thalia supported us that day, the way she showed up, that it was more important that we all finish than she individually completed the ride at a faster time, showed me another way.We shared fifty miles of road, stories about our past and dreams, and saw in each other the ability to finish something difficult. We took turns carrying one another and letting others carry us all the way to the finish line.
29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It isn’t every day that we have such awesome news to share on ThePaymentsReview; and fortunately today is one of those days. The PaymentsReview is proud to announce a new company, Trellance.There are so many changes going on in the credit union space; competition from fintech, uncertainty about the economy, consolidation among credit unions and changes in regulation. Now is the optimum time for a new, nimble company, Trellance. With innovative ideas, programs and services, Trellance has been created as an evolution of our team’s commitment and focus to provide resources, expertise and execution capabilities for credit unions to help them grow and compete.CSCU’s OptimizeTM card growth solutions offerings, portfolio consulting and CSCU’s thought leadership initiative The Payments Review will now operate under the Trellance company umbrella. CSCU’s annual conference, called immersion18, will be held under the Trellance brand at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from May 7-11, 2018. Trellance, which sprouts from the payments experience and expertise of CSCU, will be led by President Tom Davis, and CSCU’s experienced portfolio consulting team will also be on board to further enhance the company’s ability to help credit unions thrive. continue reading »
Statement on Governor Christie Ending Reciprocity Agreement September 07, 2016 Statement Harrisburg, PA – Jeff Sheridan, Governor Wolf’s press secretary, released the following statement on Governor Christie’s announcement of his intention to end the reciprocal income tax agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania:“Governor Christie has erred significantly in his decision to unnecessarily punish 125,000 Pennsylvanians and cost the commonwealth $5 million annually. This will also hurt our mutual interests in creating jobs and opportunity in the region. Governor Wolf continues to hope that Governor Christie will change his mind and reverse his decision today. Unfortunately, it seems that Governor Christie is committed to making Pennsylvania and our residents working in New Jersey suffer the consequences of his failure to enact a responsible budget in a bipartisan way.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The ceiling is art deco in style and has pressed metal features.“The detail on those walls are spectacular,” Ms Nichols said.“I just fell in love with the front room the second I saw it (with) beautifully ornate 12ft high pressed metal ceilings and chandeliers.” One of the bedrooms 66 Trouts Rd, Everton ParkMs Nichols said the home was great for those who enjoy entertaining, with some of her best memories involving times when she hosted her friends.“I’ll remember friends coming over on New Year’s Eve and watching dawn break on New Year’s Day,” she said.“We would have the parties out on the deck, which has a lovely view and is very breezy which is good in summer.”Ms Nicols said she also often watched the sunset from the deck. The pressed metal walls have incredible detail.It is in this room where Ms Nichol’s spends a lot of her time and likes to entertain.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I had it fully furnished with antiques (and) I had fantastic dinner parties in that room,” she said.”“Guests had one word — ‘wow’.”Polished timber floors flow through the home, and decorative fretwork sits above many of the doorways. Another living room in the home has VJ walls and decorative fretwork.She said the home would be perfect for family due to its size and potential for extension.“Most of underneath the house is legal height, so you could build it in if you wanted to.“It would be perfect for a family who likes entertaining, or even a couple who want a large house.”The home is a 15 minute drive from the Airport Link tunnel, and 18 minutes to Brisbane City.It is on a 607sq m block.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 The “ballroom” at 66 Trouts Rd, Everton Park.THIS Brisbane living room certainly has no delusions of grandeur – it’s about as grand as you can get.The “ballroom” or “parlour” is how Jessica Nichols refers to the living room at her northwest Brisbane home.The 66 Trouts Rd property at Everton Park has a formal dining and living room at the front of the house with an incredible pressed metal ceiling and walls.
Manson Construction crews continue their work in the City of Oceanside Harbor (CA), dredging some 110,000 cubic yards of clean sand over the past week.This was stated at the weekly dredge progress meeting held yesterday morning.According to the contractor, there is an additional 170,000 cubic yards left to dredge.Ocean swells have been much greater than predicted causing some minor delays. The dredge vessel had to move back into the harbor inlet in order to operate, the officials reported.They also added that swells are expected to calm starting today and then pick up again over the weekend. The grunion have had little impact on dredging operations.Manson will be making an effort to discharge further south on Oceanside beach beginning this weekend and hopefully provide much needed sand past Linear Park. As stated often, all of this is subject to change at any time.Dredging operations are expected to end approximately May 17th, leaving a full week remaining to demobilize no later that Friday, May 24th.
The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity Baseball Team once again played one of the top teams in Indiana. After beating The 3A #1 Greensburg Pirates on Monday Night, The 4A #7 Franklin Central Flashes won 7-1.Bulldogs vs. Franklin Central Varsity Baseball (5-6)The Bulldogs Varsity record is now 10-4.The East Central Trojans JV Baseball Team won 12-5 against Batesville.Bulldogs vs. East Central JV Baseball (5-6)The Bulldogs next Varsity game will be on Thursday versus New Palestine at Liberty Park with the 1st Pitch at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Alex Davis and Steve Ollier with Max Preps.