Last night, Phish continued their raging summer tour with the second of three nights at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. The show was highlighted by some great jamming throughout, including Trey Anastasio playing Fishman’s marimba lumina and a wicked “No Men > Fuego > Light -> Golden Age > Taste” to start the second set.Full Recap: Phish Brings Several Tour Debuts And All The Jams For Night Two In SaratogaIt was a great performance in the midst of a smoking summer tour! Thanks to DrFunkenstein2k, we can share full show video from the performance! Tune in below.If you’re heading to SPAC tonight, be sure to stop by the Putnam Den after the show for a late-night Frank Zappa tribute. Percussionist and long-time Zappa band member Ed Mann will be spearheading a funk-filled tribute to his late bandleader, billed as Cosmik Playground, and will be joined by some of the jam scene’s best, with keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ), guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), drummer Scotty Zwang (Dopapod), bassist Dan Lotito and special guest guitarist Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source). All the details can be found here!The full setlist from last night’s show can be seen below, thanks to Phish.net.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/2/16Set 1: Crowd Control, 555 > Seven Below > Back on the Train, Army of One, Divided Sky, Martian Monster > Rift, Water in the Sky, 46 Days, Walls of the CaveSet 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Fuego > Light -> Golden Age > Taste, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Julius, A Day in the LifeEncore: Bouncing Around the Room, Run Like an Antelope Trey on Marimba Lumina.Teases:· Sleeping Monkey quote in Back on the Train· No Men In No Man’s Land quote in Light
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Arriving at Harvard from a small city of 15,000 in southern Oklahoma, Truman Burrage experienced a shock of sorts, socially and culturally. Not only was college football not the thing here, but, more significantly, there were few students hailing from rural America with whom to relate.But Burrage, a member of the Choctaw Nation, soon found a home away from home in the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). It was there that he regained his confidence, built a community, and discovered a mission for himself.“Native students have a hard time succeeding at Harvard because of our small numbers,” said Burrage, on a sunny chilly morning at the Kennedy School. “The community we build here provides a support system that is integral to native students’ success.”Without HUNAP, Burrage said, it would be harder for Native American students to find each other. They make up only 2 percent of the student body and they tend to be the only Native Americans in many classrooms, which can often lead to feelings of isolation.While the program offers activities, such as the annual powwow, for students to connect with each other and celebrate their Indigenous cultures, it also provides a physical place where they can meet and study, get to know each other, and support each other. Burrage spent many days studying at its headquarters on Story Street and hanging out with other Native students; and in that supportive environment, he blossomed.The reinforcement he found at HUNAP and the Native Americans at Harvard College (NAHC) is the foundation of his Harvard experience, said Burrage. In his junior year, he became president of NAHC, which was very active despite the fact it was made up of just 15 members. The group created a petition for the University to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In addition, they held weekly meetings to discuss Indigenous issues and plan check-ins on the well being of its members. “Harvard does a good job in knocking you down and bringing you back up. All the challenges help you figure out who you are and where you fit in … because how can you grow and transform if everything is easy?” – Truman Burrage The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. “We strive to better the college experience of all members in a completely selfless manner; there is no leveraging of connections or anything of that nature,” said Burrage, a senior concentrating in economics. “We do some activism, but we’re much more focused on building a community and supporting each other.”As president of NAHC, Burrage spearheaded the planning and organization of the 2017 All Ivy Native Council Summit on Harvard’s campus, which brought more than 100 native and indigenous students to the University from across the Ivy League, said Shelly Lowe, HUNAP executive director. “Truman’s leadership at the time pulled the native students at Harvard together to host the event,” she recalled.Burrage’s membership with the Choctaw Nation is a family affair. His grandfather, Michael Burrage, is general counsel for the Choctaw Nation and was the first Native American appointed to the federal bench.Hailing originally from the Deep South, including Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, the Choctaws were forced to move to Oklahoma during the notorious Trail of Tears from 1831 to 1833.Many members of the Choctaw Nation have fair complexions and can pass for white. Such is the case with Burrage, who finds it strange that people often ask him how native he is. “Native Americans are one of the few people, if not the only people, who get asked that question,” said Burrage. “The Choctaws don’t have a reservation. And a great percentage of Native Americans live in cities, not in reservations. Our phenotype varies greatly.”Throughout his years at Harvard, Burrage remained loyal to his Oklahoma roots, wearing his cowboy boots and signature jeans almost all of the time. It was an affirmation of his enduring attachment to his hometown, Durant, the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.On the eve of his graduation, Burrage finds himself more comfortable in his own skin. There were times during his freshman year when he thought he might have erred in trading the rural Southwest for the Northeast. During his ups and downs, he turned to his mentor, Brendan Kelly, senior preceptor in mathematics, whose support was key to getting through Harvard “relatively unscathed,” in Burrage’s words.For Kelly, Burrage’s ambition and hard work paid off. “Truman took advantages of tutoring and all the different support systems,” he said. “He came into his own and flourished.”Burrage has been admitted to Harvard Law School, but has deferred his entrance until 2021. He plans to work at a consulting group in Boston for the next two years.Of his time at Harvard, Burrage has a candid and sensible view that shows how much he has grown and matured.“Harvard does a good job in knocking you down and bringing you back up,” he said. “All the challenges help you figure out who you are and where you fit in … because how can you grow and transform if everything is easy?”
Scene design will be by Andrew Lieberman, with costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Stowe Nelson. Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5) is among the cast who will feature in Signature Theatre’s previously reported production of A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the show will run August 12 through September 21 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is set for September 4. View Comments Related Shows Outside Boston, ten people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers’ peace, the play examines the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream. The Wayside Motor Inn Joining Kudisch as Vince will be Kelly AuCoin as Andy, Jon DeVries as Frank, Quincy Dunn-Baker as Ray, Rebecca Henderson as Ruth, Jenn Lyon as Sharon, Lizbeth Mackay as Jessie, David as Phil, Ismenia Mendes as Sally and Will Pullen as Mark. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014
Jaime and Harry Foster, owners of Georgia Grinders Nut Butters, walked away with the grand prize from the University of Georgia’s 2017 Flavor of Georgia Contest for their Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter.The annual contest, conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is a chance for food businesses to showcase their new products.A team of food industry experts and grocery buyers chose Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter as the best of 33 finalists. They rated the products on qualities including innovation, use of Georgia theme, market potential and flavor.In addition to the grand prize, Georgia Grinders also won first place in the Miscellaneous Products category.Governor Nathan Deal, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue congratulated the category and grand prize winners at UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest’s grand finale at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta.“We had 117 products submitted this year and some of the toughest competition we’ve seen in the contest’s 11-year history. These 33 products represented are truly the best of the best,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “The legacy of excellence and camaraderie that our Flavor of Georgia finalists and winners have achieved continues to be remarkable.”For more information about Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter, visit www.naturalmond.com.The winners are listed below by prize name, product name, company name, company representatives and town.Grand Prize Winner: Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters, ChambleePeople’s Choice Award: Carroll’s Vidalia Onion and Cheese Smoked Sausage, Carroll’s Sausage & Meats Inc., AshburnBarbecue Sauces: Wicked Que Georgia Vinegar Sauce, Neptune Industries Inc., WatkinsvilleBeverages: Worryfree Tea, Biron Herbal Teas, MaconCondiments and Sauces: Midland Ghost White Pepper Sauce, 4Saucerers, ColumbusConfections: Chocolate Covered Fried Peanut Cluster, West Foods Inc., EdisonDairy or Related Products: Revolution Gelato Chocolate Fantasy, Revolution Gelato LLC, AtlantaHoney and Related: Honey Pecan Crunch, Hahira Honey House, StocktonJams and Jellies: Satsuma Orange Pepper Marmalade, Fairywood Thicket Farm, FairburnMeat and Seafood: Carroll’s Vidalia Onion and Cheese Smoked Sausage, Carroll’s Sausage & Meats Inc., AshburnMiscellaneous: Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters, ChambleeSauces and Seasonings: Campfire Salt, Beautiful Briny Sea, AtlantaSnack Foods: Toasted Sriracha Pecans, Goodson Pecans LLC, LeesburgShowcase events like the 2017 Flavor of Georgia competition help entrepreneurs spread the word about their products. Many participants have landed spots in regional and national grocery chains like Whole Foods, Ingles, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Kroger and Harvey’s.Category winners received an award and membership in the state Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program, statewide notoriety and bragging rights. All winners and finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2016 Flavor of Georgia logo. They also gain exposure to grocery buyers and food industry professionals who judge the final round of the contest.The Flavor of Georgia food product contest is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with Gourmet Foods International, Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of the Governor, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.More information about this year’s contest can be found at flavorofga.com or by following @FlavorofGA on Twitter. For photos of the event, visit www.flickr.com/photos/ugacommunications.
Kristian Omland has joined the Statistical Services Group at Macro International, Inc. The Statistical Services Group is based in the companys downtown Burlington office. Omland blends statistical and ecological expertise and will complement Macros existing strength in fisheries and other natural resources surveys. He has an MS from UVM and a Ph.D. from UConn.
Most financial marketers view checking as a series of individual accounts rather than a holistic entity with the capability of advancing broad corporate objectives. As a critical element in an institution’s marketing arsenal, it’s a good idea to periodically examine the structure of your checking accounts to see where you need to edit, retool or fine-tune your offering to maximize performance. What can be realigned to better achieve your marketing goals and strengthen relationships with accountholders while responding better to consumers’ needs?Here is a simple, seven-question quiz to kick-off a checking account review and help you decide whether your current program is helping — or hindering — your overall marketing efforts.What’s the profitability of each account type?The first step in a checking review is to determine the profitability of each account. Set up a large spreadsheet with products across the top and income/expense items down the left margin. Load in average balances, cost of services and features, and income sources to determine the net revenue of each account type. Not surprisingly, you’ll find that profitability is highly correlated to account balances. Mobile services and bill pay can be a big drain on profitability if the customer is given the services but doesn’t activate them. As we overhauled our accounts at Liberty Bank, our goal was clear: minimize losses on smaller accounts and boost incentives to build larger balances. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer by pulling over a driver on the Northern State Parkway last week, New York State police said.David Nourmand was charged with criminal impersonation and robbery.Police said the 32-year-old Forest Hills man was driving a black SUV when he stopped another vehicle while claiming to be a police officer between Brush Hollow Road and Route 107 on May 22.Nourmand allegedly asked for the victim’s driver’s license before a school bus driver stopped and asked the victim if he needed help, prompting the suspect to flee the scene, police said.The victim identified the suspect after seeing a news report that Nourmand had been arrested by Nassau County police on similar charges.Troopers ask any drivers that may have been stopped by Nourmand or any similar incidents to call them at 516-561-8492. All calls will remain confidential.
Sep 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The first wave of H1N1 vaccine will probably consist of 3.4 million doses of MedImmune’s nasal-spray product and is likely to reach providers the first week in October, federal health officials said today.At the same time, officials said the pandemic virus is now circulating widely in 21 states, 10 more than a week ago, and the number of patients going to clinics and hospitals with flu-like illness is about twice what is normal for this time of year.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sep 13 that the first doses of vaccine could become available the first week in October, but today marked the first time officials gave a specific number. Previously the general expectation was that the first doses wouldn’t be available until mid October.”We actually anticipate being able to start receiving orders for the vaccine by early October, and actually vaccine going out and being distributed by providers by the first week of October,” Dr. Jay Butler, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) H1N1 Vaccine Task Force, said at a news briefing today.”Initially we anticipate that about 3.4 million doses of vaccine will be available,” he said. “Additional doses may be available as well, but 3.4 million is the hard number we have now. All of that is the nasal spray vaccine.”The live attenuated vaccine from MedImmune is indicated for children and adults aged 2 through 49, under the approval granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sep 15.The vaccine will be allocated to states in proportion to population. Under a centralized distribution system set up by the CDC, vaccination providers request doses from their state health department. States will screen the requests and then place orders with the CDC, which will transmit orders to McKesson Corp., the company handling the distribution.Local decisions importantWhile the doses are recommended first for high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, healthcare workers, children, and adults with certain chronic health conditions, who actually gets the first doses will depend on local decisions and circumstances, Butler said.”In any given location the availability of the vaccine may actually vary. So oftentimes that decision of who is actually administered the vaccine may ultimately be decided by the provider and the patient,” he said.He said some states have identified maternity hospitals where they may want to send the first doses of vaccine, though that would require an injectable rather than the nasal-spray vaccine. States may also try to steer early doses to healthcare workers and to people who will be living with babies under 6 months old, he said.Vaccine will be shipped from four sites around the country to facilitate rapid distribution, Butler said, but added that he didn’t know the locations.The distribution system is an expanded version of what the CDC uses for its Vaccines for Children program, which involves about 40,000 providers. The agency expects about 90,000 sites to participate in the campaign.Not all of those 90,000 will be individual vaccination providers, Butler said today. Some may be retail chains that may redistribute vaccine to their outlets.Regarding vaccine dosage, the expectation is that children under age 10 will need two doses, while one dose will suffice for older children and adults, Butler noted today.(The age recommendations differ slightly among the three vaccines the FDA has approved for use in children. For MedImmune the indication is two doses for children 2 through 9 years old; for Novartis it is two doses for ages 4 through 8, and for Sanofi Pasteur, two doses for ages 6 months through 8 years.)The CDC has been predicting that about 45 million to 50 million doses of vaccine will become available in mid October, followed by about 20 million a week after that, reaching a total of 195 million in December. Butler reaffirmed that forecast today.At today’s briefing, Dr. Dan Jernigan, deputy director of the CDC Influenza Division, emphasized that the extent of flu activity is very unusual for this time of year, with some flu in every state and widespread cases in 21 states.From monitoring at outpatient clinics and emergency rooms around the country, “What we’re finding is there is an increased amount of folks coming into clinics with influenza; it’s about twice at least what we would expect at this time of year,” he said.”We expect to see a whole lot more illness in coming weeks and throughout the flu season,” Jernigan said.As for hospital cases, he said, “What we see so far is there is some increase in the rate of hospitalization for children and young adults, but it’s not up at the same levels we see during seasonal flus.”Jernigan cited “considerable” flu activity in the Southeast, where schools opened earlier than elsewhere, but did not mention any other regional hot spots.The vast majority of viruses in circulation are the novel H1N1, and they remain well matched to the vaccine that’s on its way, he said.In response to a question, Butler said people who have had a recent flu-like illness should still get the H1N1 vaccine if they are in a target group unless they had a confirmed case of H1N1.”People who have actually been infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus likely do have some immunity,” he said. But most cases were not lab-confirmed, and other flu strains, as well as other respiratory viruses, have circulated during the epidemic, he noted.Global picture variesIn other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its weekly update reported varying levels of H1N1 activity across the globe.The United States is seeing increased flu activity, most notably in the South, Southeast, and Northeast, whereas activity remains low in Canada, the WHO said. Europe and Central Asia also have low activity overall, but France is seeing increases, and localized activity is reported in several European countries and Israel.Flu activity in Japan is holding above the seasonal epidemic threshold, the WHO said. Meanwhile, much of South and Southeast Asia has regional or widespread outbreaks, with cases increasing particularly in India and Bangladesh. Regional to widespread activity also continues to be the story in tropical parts of Central and South America.In temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere, flu continues to wane or has sunk to the seasonal baseline in most countries, the WHO said.Twenty-six cases of oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 flu have been identified globally, the agency said. Another 10,000 isolates have been tested and found sensitive to the antiviral.See also: CDC’s flu update for the week that ended Sept 12http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/Sep 18 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_09_18/en/index.html
Governor Wolf Visits Johnstown Center of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic July 21, 2016 Human Services, Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Johnstown, PA — Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas visited a Center of Excellence today to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence (COEs) statewide by October 1, 2016.“I am thrilled that by working with Republicans and Democrats, we have achieved this level of funding for our fight against this public health crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “Now that this year’s budget is complete, it is imperative that we all continue working together to focus on Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. My administration will keep its focus on this issue and I will continue preparing for the upcoming special session.”“The Centers for Excellence will provide vital, potentially life-saving coordination of care for Pennsylvanians struggling with the disease of addiction,” said Secretary Dallas. “Rather than just treating a person’s addiction, DHS will treat the entire patient through team-based treatment, with the explicit goal of integrating behavioral health and primary care and, when necessary, evidence-based medication assisted treatment. As our strategy involves both behavioral therapy and FDA approved medication that individuals take to help curb cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms, it can improve the odds of recovery.”Governor Wolf and Secretary Dallas visited Alliance Medical Services in Johnstown.“We needed to find the funding to expand services and make them more accessible. Under the Governor’s leadership, we were successful,” said Joe Pritchard, CEO of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, which oversees Alliance Medical Services. “The staff and clinicians of Alliance Medical Services, as well as other Pinnacle Treatment Centers sites around the commonwealth, understand that opioid addiction is an illness and that we need to re-think our approach regarding treatment for these patients. The Centers for Excellence approach of treating the whole person according to their individual needs while integrating services within the community underscores the model used at Alliance Medical Services and throughout Pinnacle.”The current path of treatment for people who have opioid-related substance use disorders can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The links between behavioral health treatment and physical health treatment are often broken or not made at all. This means people may drop out of treatment after they receive care for their physical symptoms, bypassing critical components of care such as behavioral therapies and connection to community supports that can lead to meaningful recovery from substance use disorder.The Centers of Excellence are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders though the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.The use of medication (like buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), coupled with wrap-around supportive services, can prevent people from relapsing and improve their chances for recovery, ultimately driving the aforementioned statistics in the opposite direction.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will license the COEs as drug and alcohol providers that provide one of the three FDA-approved medications.DHS is currently working with its actuaries to determine whether additional COEs can be funded by analyzing the impact they will have on the physical and behavioral health Medicaid managed care rates.For more information about the Centers of Excellence, visit www.dhs.pa.govLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Washington D.C. — Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat chicken soup products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.The institutional, frozen “Chicken & Poblano Pepper Soup” items, which were labeled incorrectly as “Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup,” were produced on Jan. 24, 2019. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]8-lb. cases containing 2 bags of “HOMESTYLE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP” with a “USE BY 01242020 LOT 01242019 28A” lot code. The plastic bags inside the case are labeled as “Chicken & Poblano Pepper Soup” but do not identify a list of ingredients.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-19449A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurant distributor locations nationwide.The problem was discovered when the firm received a consumer complaint.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ or restaurants’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers or restaurants who have purchased these products are urged not to consume or serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Blount Fine Foods Customer Care Team at (866) 674-4519 or email: email@example.com. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Larry Marchese, Managing Partner at Legion Thirteen, at (617) 733-8899.