On Monday, October 31st, Greensky Bluegrass got the Halloween festivities going with a matinee performance at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, playing an afternoon set before Phish’s at the MGM Grand. With many fans in town with the sole purpose to see Phish, Greensky opted to don their own musical costume for the phans in the audience. Though playing Phish’s music is certainly in their wheelhouse, Greensky instead played a full set of songs that Phish covers to keep their crowd dancing for a wild performance.Whether it was the regular Phish covers like “Funky Bitch” or “Rock And Roll,” or the more obscure selections like Pink Floyd’s “Time” or Grank Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band,” there was no denying the sheer fun and energy from the set. Fortunately, taper ToddHodulik has offered up a full stream of the performance for our listening pleasure.Check out the full audio from the GSBG’s Phish cover show below![Photo taken by On The DL Photography, via Greensky Bluegrass’s Facebook Page]
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Sifis Valyrakis, a former minister and resistance fighter against Greece’s 1967-74 military dictatorship who twice made daring escapes, was found dead at sea Sunday night, the coast guard has announced. He was 77. Arrested for a series of bombings during the dictatorship, he escaped from prison twice, the second time by swimming from the island of Corfu to neighboring Albania. A dedicated follower of socialist leader Andreas Papandreou, he strongly denied allegations made by U.S. officials that he was a member of the November 17 extremist group.
Notre Dame MBA students swept first, second and third place at the 2012 Arthur W. Page Society Case-Writing Competition in Corporate Communications this week in New York. According to a press release, the winning projects focused on the 2010 Carnival Cruise Line fire, Groupon’s initial public offering and the Sony PlayStation network crash respectively. Professor James O’Rourke, the faculty advisor for the projects, said Notre Dame has a good track record in the competition, which judges communications cases to be used in an educational setting. “[The Arthur Page Society has] sponsored, for probably a dozen years, an annual case writing competition to expand the body of knowledge, to influence how communication is practiced and taught,” O’Rourke said. “Notre Dame has won the case writing competition more often than any other school.” O’Rourke said the key to success in the competition is to tell a good story. “In writing a case study our aim is never to identify heroes and villains,” he said. “We’re not trying to make management look good or look bad. We’re trying to tell a story that will become the basis for a classroom discussion.” Students who participated in the competition are enrolled in a course called Corporate Communication, O’Rourke said, which surveys a variety of topics within the area of communications. “The students choose from among a world of issues out there bearing down on companies every day,” he said. “These issues might focus on employee communication, media relations, crisis management, investor relations, lobbying and legislative liaison. It may be an image, identity or reputation issue.” The cases created in the classroom are submitted to competitions and can also be published, O’Rourke said. “In the past 20 years, we have published more than 250 cases,” he said. “Notre Dame cases are in use in 131 colleges and universities in this country and about half that many schools overseas.” O’Rourke said students spoke to important people in the business world to prepare their projects. “I provide [the students], if I can, with contacts in the business, and we set up telephone interviews with executives,” he said. “That provides us with answers to questions that aren’t addressed in the business press, and it also gives us an opportunity to ask them about strategy and tactics in dealing with these issues.” Laura Divel, Russell Cramer and Sam DeLemos received first place for their project analyzing the causes of a Carnival Cruise ship that caught fire at sea, lost power and went rudderless in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico for over a week, O’Rourke said. “It was a story well told, but it was also thoroughly documented,” he said. “It was scrupulously fair. They did not look to point blame in any direction.” Divel said the people they contacted for the project set theirs apart. “I think one of the things that set our case apart was that we interviewed [Tim Gallagher], the vice president of public relations at Carnival,” Divel said. “It made it a little more interesting because we got a little bit of what was going through his mind.” Third place winner Shawn Do said he and his project partner John Hsu sought to tell the story of the Sony PlayStation Network crash as fairly and accurately as possible. “The material itself basically talked about when the crash went down [and] how Sony had hidden the facts from everyone for about a week or so,” Do said. “We basically laid out the timeline and how it all transpired.” Divel said the hard work her group put into the project was worthwhile. “It was definitely challenging, and we worked a lot of hours on it, but we enjoyed it,” Divel said. “I think the research was the biggest component of it and making sure we had accuracy because there is so much information out there. Our case was a crisis management case so the news media likes to take that up and publish a lot of details on it, and you have to distinguish what is fact.”
Derren Brown View Comments Get ready to be spellbound! Two-time Olivier winner Derren Brown is set to star in the final production of Atlantic Theater Company’s 2016-2017 season, Derren Brown: Secret. Brown created the show with longtime collaborators Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. Nyman and O’Connor will also direct the production. Performances will begin on April 21 at ATC’s Linda Gross Theater; opening night is scheduled for May 16.Brown’s TV show Derren Brown: Mind Control received immediate success after airing in 2000. His specials include Russian Roulette, Seance, The Heist, Hero at 30,000 Feet, How to Predict the Lottery and Apocalypse. His live shows Something Wicked This Way Comes and Svengali, have won him two Olivier Awards. He garnered the 2012 BAFTA for Best Entertainment for Derren Brown: The Experiments. He has also penned the books Derren Brown: Tricks of the Mind and Derren Brown: Confessions of a Conjuror, which have sold over 700,000 copies worldwide.Derren Brown: Secret transports audiences into the startling world of mind-reading, suggestion and psychological illusion. This theatrical experience challenges audiences to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide their lives.The limited engagement is slated to run through June 4. Derren Brown(Photo: Boneau/Bryan-Brown) Star Files
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ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Typically when bank and credit union executives hear “video banking” they think of ITMs — interactive teller machines — units used for drive-up banking and in-branch kiosks. They’ve been around for years and a number of institutions have had success with them.But now the technology has evolved, and so have consumer habits. Chatting by FaceTime or Skype is done by millions every day. Video conferencing has become commonplace in business. And of course people create and view videos constantly with their mobile phones.So why not skip the trip to the bank and just video-connect on your phone with your favorite banking assistant to help you with getting a mortgage or setting up a CD ladder? Sure you could just Skype them if you had their number but that wouldn’t allow you to view, exchange and even sign documents on your phone or laptop. continue reading »
PLN technology vice president Zainal Arifin said on Tuesday, Sept. 1, that such stations mainly catered to commercial always-on-the-go vehicles such as taxis, buses and online motorcycle taxis. Personal vehicles could charge when parked at home.In general, “the most effective way is charging overnight and so we can make that [night time] electricity cheaper,” he added at an online discussion about a new Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry regulation on EV charging stations.PLN’s road map and the energy ministry’s regulation tick two more boxes on a checklist of regulations hoped to foster EV growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The two documents build upon Presidential Regulation No. 55/2019 on EVs.Read also: Jokowi signs electric vehicle regulation” The company projects over 326,000 EVs on the road between 2020 and 2025, which would slash Indonesia’s reliance on oil, a commodity that is heavily imported at the expense of swelling the country’s trade deficit.According to available traffic police data, there were 1,419 EVs, 95 percent of which were motorcycles, in Greater Jakarta as of August last year.The energy ministry’s new regulation supports EV growth by standardizing charging socket types and centralizing business permit issuance for three stations types: battery swapping, commercial charging and private charging.“The rule is consumer protection. Give consumers the choice,” said energy ministry electricity business development director Hendra Iswahyudi of regulation No. 13/2020.On Sept. 1, the ministry inaugurated the country’s first set of battery swapping stations for electric motorcycles. The stations are owned by startup PT “EzyFast” Energi Pratama.The number of battery swapping stations in Indonesia is expected to reach 52,125 by 2030 to accommodate electric motors, according to the energy ministry and the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).However, Hendra and Zainal acknowledged that much work remained such as drafting laws over battery recycling and – the elephant in the room – making electric cars cheaper.Electric cars cost three times more than their fossil fuel-powered counterparts, while electric motorcycles cost 1.5 times more, according to a study by Jakarta-based energy think tank the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR).The IESR identified the lack of charging stations as one of three key factors inhibiting electric car growth in Indonesia. The other two were limited fiscal incentives and the high costs of supporting EV infrastructure.“The domestic vehicle industry is not yet developed so, for 2 to 3 years to come, it is likely that most electric vehicles will be imported,” IESR executive director Fabby Tumiwa told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.He noted that setting charging station standards helped attract investors as standardization prevented the stations from turning into stranded assets.Fabby also emphasized the need to detail an electricity pricing and station location strategy, adjusted to known EV charging habits, to boost EV growth in Indonesia.Topics : State-owned electricity giant PLN estimates that Indonesia needs more than 31,000 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by 2030 to reach government goals.Private and public players need to invest Rp 54.6 trillion (US$3.7 billion) to install 31,000 commercial charging stations over the course of 10 years, according to PLN’s station development road map.Over a third of the stations will be in Jakarta, while the rest in cities as far east as Makassar, South Sulawesi. Apart from at gas stations, such charging stations will be built at shopping malls, markets and apartment complexes, among other sites with sizable parking lots.
Orquia was caught after he sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 4:45 p.m. on June 29, it added. BACOLOD City – Four sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P20,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental. The 23-year-old resident Herbie Orquia yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Silay City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
By Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. – Both IMCA sanctioned Modifieds and Northern SportMods are on the Saturday, May 9 card at Sunset Speedway Park.General admission for all ladies is $5 on Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Ladies Night.After two races there have been two different winners in Budweiser IMCA Modified competition. Collen Winebarger and Mark Carrell have taken care of business in the first two events so far while Craig Cassell has two straight second place finishes. The feature event will pay $650 to win.The Karl Chevrolet SportMods have been in action just once this season. Michael Melton was the feature winner on April 25.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gate opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Press Association Record signing Stephane Sessegnon could make his West Brom debut against former club Sunderland this weekend after he was granted a work permit on Wednesday. “Stephane Sessegnon has today been granted a work permit,” a West Brom statement read. “The Baggies’ club-record signing is now available to make his debut against his former club Sunderland, at The Hawthorns, on Saturday.” Sessegnon, who signed a three-year deal, is set to bolster West Brom’s attacking options following a barren start to the campaign in front of goal. Defender Gareth McAuley’s late header against Fulham on Saturday was their first goal in the Barclays Premier League this term. The attacking midfielder made a deadline-day move to the Baggies but was unavailable for last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Fulham as he awaited the required paperwork. That has now been granted to free the 29-year-old Benin international, who cost an initial £5.5million, to make his Baggies bow against the club with whom he spent two-and-a-half seasons.