In 11 short days, Phish will settle in at Madison Square Garden for their traditional end-of-the-year run. Phish is no stranger to the Garden, having now played the famed venue in the heart of New York City 35 times over the course of their career. From their MSG debut in 1994 to their most recent appearances at the very beginning of 2016, the storied room has played host to some of the most treasured shows in the band’s history. As we inch closer to this year’s New Year’s Run, we will be bringing you our 12 Days Of Phishmas series, highlighting a different milestone MSG Phish show each day until we all head back to the Garden on the 28th. It wasn’t easy narrowing 35 down to 12, but we think you’ll be pleased with these classics from the Phish catalog. Enjoy! On the second day of Phishmas, we’re taking you back to ’96. Despite the fact that the two-night stand was not a New Year’s run, Phish was not content to let an MSG run pass by without the proper pomp and circumstance–leading to a truly memorable performance on 10/22/96.The band kicked things off with “The Curtain” before opting for “Runaway Jim” instead of a “(With)” jam. After a brief pause, the band quickly ran through “Bouncing Around The Room” before a delivering a well-played “It’s Ice”. Next, Phish offered a breather–the fourth-ever performance of Billy Breathes ballad “Talk”.From there, the band served up an order of “Split Open and Melt” with some extra sauce (clocking in at nearly 12 minutes) and a high-energy “Sparkle” > “Free” segment before launching into a rocking “You Enjoy Myself” to cap the first set.Any time YEM ends set 1, fans have come to expect the second set be something special–and the second set on 10/22/16 most definitely fit that description. After a short-but-sweet “2001” opener, the band flowed into “Down With Disease”, which featured dextrous riffing from Trey throughout. Next, the crowd the crowd sang along with “Taste”, followed by fan-favorite “The Mango Song”, which reached its typically-ripping peak to great effect. After laying down some serious piano mastery on “Mango”, Page McConnell stepped out from behind the ‘boards to do his cocktail lounge singer schtick on “Lawn Boy” (with some alternate lyrics that may or may not have been intentional).If you’re not familiar with this show, you may be thinking, “Hey, this guy said this show was special, but we’re halfway through the second set and it seems pretty straightforward to me so far.” Fret not, astute phan, we’re about to get to the shenanigans.The show’s “fourth quarter” began to pick up steam with a raucous “Scent of a Mule”, played at a faster-than-usual tempo and with unhinged abandon by all four musicians, particularly McConnell. After about five minutes, the typical “Mule Duel” was preceded by a jazzy, synchronized (read: clearly rehearsed) surprise vocal jam with call-and-response crowd claps, guitar/keys riffs, and more for one of the most interesting “Scent of a Mule”s you’ll hear.“Mike’s Song” came next, signaling the start of what would go on to become a truly memorable “Mikes Groove”. After a down-and-dirty “Mike’s”, the band bled into a classic “Swept Away” > “Steep” pairing, before the Jon Fishman‘s driving drums and Mike Gordon‘s bass slaps lit the fuse for the customary “Weekapaug Groove”.Roughly 2 minutes into the “Weekapaug” audio recording, you can hear an audible roar erupt from the crowd, seemingly unprompted. In fact, what elicited the cheer was the appearance of a slew of lavishly-costumed circus performers (as well as Fishman’s mother, Mimi) to dance along with the performance. The circus freaks lent an undeniably festive element to the set’s final number, as the added energy from the dancers invigorated both the band and the audience for a truly memorable rendition of the classic song, earning this version the moniker “Freakapaug”. You can enjoy crowd-shot video of the whole “Mikes Song” -> “Swept Away” > “Steep” > “Weekapaug Groove” segment below, courtesy of YouTube user FieryBill:After taking their bows and clearing the stage, Trey Anastasio led the band back onstage for the encore with an announcement: “The fun’s not over yet, we’ve got a couple more friends who are gonna come out and play this last tune with us. Very excited about this, everyone give a warm hand for Mr. Buddy Miles and Mr. Merl Saunders!” The appearance of these two musical heavyweights understandably sent the crowd into a frenzy once again. Both Saunders (Hammond B-3 organ) and Miles (drums) had collaborated with a slew of highly influential musicians over the course of their respective careers (Saunders most notably leading the Saunders/Garcia Band with the Grateful Dead‘s Jerry Garcia, and Miles serving as the drummer for Jimi Hendrix‘s Band of Gypsys). For their Phish debut, Miles and Saunders joined the band on their second-ever performance classic rock n’ roll standard “All Along The Watchtower”, written by Bob Dylan, popularized by Hendrix, and covered and interpreted by damn near every musician you listen to. The off-the-walls collab was a smashing success, with the circus freaks returning to add some extra flare to 1996’s last gasp of MSG Phish. Check out crowd-shot video of the “Watchtower” encore with Merl Saunders and Buddy Miles” below, thanks to YouTube user FieryBill:You can also watch some prime behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage with Miles and Saunders backstage at the Garden below, courtesy of YouTube user Lawrence Blumenstein:From fantastic playing, to theatrical antics, to a pair of very special guests, 10/22/96 stands among the most exciting performances Phish has ever delivered at the World’s Most Famous Arena.Setlist: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 10/22/96 (via phish.net)Set 1: The Curtain > Runaway Jim, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice, Talk, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > Free > You Enjoy MyselfSet 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Down with Disease > Taste, The Mango Song, Lawn Boy, Scent of a Mule, Mike’s Song -> Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug GrooveEncore: All Along the Watchtower Buddy Miles on drums and lead vocals, Merl Saunders on keys, and Fish on Trey’s percussion rack.This Weekapaug, often referred to as the “Freakapaug,” included circus dancers and Mimi Fishman dancing around on stage towards the end. Watchtower (first since April 21, 1994, or 227 shows) featured Buddy Miles on drums and lead vocals, Merl Saunders on keys, and Fish on Trey’s percussion rack. The circus dancers also appeared for the encore.[cover photo via Glide Magazine]Stay tuned over the next ten days for more Phishmas! ‘Tis the season!On the second day of Phishmas, a Phish phan played for me…Two Sitting Legends (10/22/96)and The Gamehendge Time Factory (12/31/95)!Don’t miss out on any of the fantastic pre-shows and after-parties around NYC during Phish’s upcoming MSG New Year’s Run!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – tickets
Last month, the American Chemical Society (ASC) recognized Notre Dame chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Joan Brennecke’s research with the 2014 E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. The award, which Brennecke will accept at the ACS’s Spring National Meeting in March, includes a $5000 cash prize and travel expenses. Brennecke and her research group have studied ionic liquids, chemical compounds which she said could make refrigeration and power plants more environmentally friendly. Brennecke said she was excited about the prestige the award would bring to her research and to Notre Dame. “[The award] brings recognition to the research,” Brennecke said. “What it says is that the research that we’re doing here at Notre Dame, the graduate students and the postdocs and the undergrads who work in my group – it says that we’re doing good work. We’re doing things that are good scientifically and good technologically, and this award recognizes that.” Brennecke said her team has several projects that develop commercial uses for ionic liquids, which are salts in liquid form. Because of the substances’ chemical makeup and low melting points, she said they have widespread applications. “We can design them,” she said. “We can put all sorts of different combinations of cations and anions and put substituents on top of the cations and anions, so we can really change the properties.” One of Brennecke’s team’s projects focuses on designing a way to use ionic liquids to remove carbon dioxide from flue gas in power plants, preventing it from entering the atmosphere and intensifying climate change. The process works by placing naphthalene into the ionic liquid and allowing the carbon dioxide to evaporate with the naphthalene, she said. This process of carbon dioxide removal uses less energy than other methods, which could use up 30 percent of a power plant’s energy capability. “We’ve got some [ionic liquids] that, based on the prospects of this modeling and all the thermodynamic properties and everything should use about 22 percent [of the energy of the power plant], and that’s certainly better than 30 percent,” Brennecke said. “We’ve also got some interesting ones that start out as solids, but when they react with the [carbon dioxide] they become liquid, so we call them phase-change ionic liquids. “Those numbers look like it’s closer to 15 percent, so that could be a really huge improvement.” Another project, one that Brennecke said has more commercial potential, is designing air conditioners and refrigerators using ionic liquids. Carbon dioxid, would be a good replacement for traditional refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbon, because it is non-toxic and non-flammabl, with relatively low global warming potential, she said. A stable liquid, however, would be needed in order to harness as much energy as possible from the carbon dioxide. “So then we said, ‘Well, gee, ionic liquids are just perfect.’ We know how to tune them explicitly to work with carbon dioxide, so that’s been another project that we’ve been working on,” Brennecke said,s”Several of us faculty have got a start-up company working on commercializing that application. Brennecke has won several awards for her research on both ionic liquids and supercritical carbon dioxide, a liquid form of the compound. Contact Emily McConville at email@example.com
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sam Brownell Sam has worked in the credit union industry for over ten years. He thinks every American should be a member of a credit union. In 2014, he founded CUCollaborate with … Web: https://www.cucollaborate.com Details The current business development market has changed over the last few months. It may feel impossible at times to reach new potential SEGs and their employees. Below are a few tips to overcome the current obstacles from COVID-19.Revaluate Your Target DemographicThe select employee groups you targeted before may no longer be the best match for you. Their company or employee demographics may have changed due to a decline in the economy. What demographics are you currently targeting? You may need to switch from location-based demographics to focus more on the credit scores of individual employees. It is important to diversify your SEGs to avoid concentration risk. Adding SEGs can be your credit union’s beacon in an economic storm.Leverage Company DatabasesOnce you have your target demographic set, you need a strategy to find everyone who meets those criteria. But where do you look? There are a variety of data sources that you can find for free or purchase. While all their information may not be accurate, it will provide you with a solid start to create a prospect list for your outreach. For instance, our SEG targeting tool allows you to filter by a variety of data and see if that SEG is serviced by another credit union.Digital NetworkingIn-person networking events are going to see a long and slow uphill battle until things begin to normalize. Now is the time to master LinkedIn messaging. You should set a daily goal for yourself on how many potential SEGs you would like to connect to. Scripting this message is going to be the most essential part of the outreach. I would recommend scripting up to three messages that include your initial message and two additional follow-ups. Additionally, you may consider hosting a virtual happy hour or a webinar.Relationship Building I am sure many of you have received emails from vendors trying to sell you something, and you wish that they focused more on your relationship than on your budget. Now is your time to shine. Consider creating free educational materials for employers to pass out to their employees. You may want to focus on turnkey content they can use that clarifies recent relief laws and what they mean for everyday people. People are going to be focused on saving, or they may need a personal loan to get by, but they may not know who to trust or where to go. Now is a great time to build on that trust.Stop Using Dumb FormsYou want to make the process as easy as possible for a SEG to join your credit union, which is why you want to make your form a “smart form.” There are many ways to do this, whether you use an autocomplete database to fill in the information for them or merely automating the follow-up process. There is no reason to cause confusion or put an undue burden on a prospective select group by making them create their own request letters. There are multiple options out there to help create a more dynamic form. There are plugins such as Zapier, Gravity Forms, and even Google forms has conditional logic. There are also different software options, like our Digital SEG Application that automatically generates and completes all of the necessary documentation for adding a new select group. All a prospective group needs to do is complete a short form. Whichever you chose, make sure it makes the SEG process as intuitive, seamless, and quick as possible. Nobody likes a long and tedious form!Shared Branching/ATMs to the RescueIf your credit union is adding new select groups, you should buy an ownership interest in any shared branching or ATM networks you participate in. A credit union can use any shared branch or ATM in a network to satisfy the service facility requirement for adding a select group, provided the credit union is an owner in the shared branching or ATM network. Therefore, an ownership interest in shared branching and ATM networks allows you to extend the service area you can add select groups within. The NCUA typically considers a service facility’s service area to extend somewhere between 25 and 30 miles.
Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 9:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares The Frenchman now looks certain to leave the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Matteo Guendouzi appears to have no intention of mending bridges at Arsenal after his falling out with manager Mikel Arteta, reportedly snubbing advice from David Luiz over his conduct.The Frenchman has been banned from first-team training after grabbing Neal Maupay around the throat following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat against Brighton last month.Although Guendouzi escaped an FA sanction for the incident, Arteta was furious with his conduct, leaving him out of the side in the following four Premier League matches and ordering him to train alone until he changes his attitude. Comment Guendouzi has been frozen out since grabbing Maupay around the neck (Picture: Sky Sports)Arteta hoped the punishment would teach the young midfielder a valuable lesson, but instead he has refused to apologise and now believes his future lies away from the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNow a fresh report from France Football claims Guendouzi has rejected the pleas of teammate David Luiz, one of the most senior players in the squad, who has tried to get the 21-year-old to back down.Luiz encouraged the youngster – who also had to be reprimanded during a warm-weather training camp before the season was halted – to show more professionalism, but his advice was ‘brushed aside’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalRather than being prompted to change his mentality, Guendouzi has continued to defend his actions and insists he was protecting his teammate, with Maupay having caused an injury to Bernd Leno earlier in the game.A meeting between Guendouzi, Arteta, head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu has already taken place, in which the midfielder’s omission from the first-team squad was confirmed, and a second round of talks will continue at the end of the season when a final decision will be made. Advertisement Arteta is prepared to sell Guendouzi if his attitude does not change significantly (Picture: Getty)Guendouzi’s behaviour since the disciplinary action has only reinforced Arteta’s concerns about his behaviour and attitude, while the player himself does not see a future for himself at Arsenal under the Spaniard.If he does not change his mindset dramatically before the end of the season, Arsenal will look to offload him in the summer and would hope to receive a fee of around £30million.MORE: Mikel Arteta reacts to rumours Arsenal have done U-turn over William Saliba’s participation in the Coupe de France finalMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what Eddie Nkteiah told Arsenal teammates in dressing room after red cardFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
In other news, supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) reported Dutch mortgages funds had almost doubled in size to €6.7bn last year.This reflected a wider trend of Dutch pension funds replacing government bonds in part with mortgages.Last September, the €58bn metal scheme PMT invested €1bn in mortgages through the Dutch Mortgage Funding Company (DMFCO).At the same time, the €19bn scheme for the printing industry PGB and the €7bn scheme of steelworks Hoogovens invested €500m each through DMFCO, which said it expected to issue €3bn in mortgages within 18 months.Aegon and Syntrus Achmea have estimated that their mortgages funds would hold €6bn in combined mortgage investments by the end of last year.Finally, the €2bn Dutch scheme for Dow Chemical said it has replaced its final salary pension plan with an average salary arrangement.Manager of Dow Chemical’s pensions burear, Caroline van Eecke, said: “Following the decrease of the tax-facilitated pension accrual, sticking with the final salary scheme would have meant an accrual drop of at least 13%.”The allowed tax-free accrual for final salary plans has been reduced from 1.9% to 1.657% with the annual accrual under the new average salary arrangements set at 1.875%, she added.Since 1 January 2014, the Dow Pensioenfonds has been closed to new entrants. New employees accrue pension rights in the new low cost ppi vehicle of asset manager Robeco. Deloitte’s Netherlands office is to place its pension arrangements with Cappital, the new defined contribution (DC) vehicle from TKP and insurer Aegon. The accountacy and consultancy firm cited the lower investment costs as the main reason for the transition, writing on a website for its staff.Since 2001, the €860m Deloitte defined contribbution (DC) scheme has seen its investments managed by Dutch manager Robeco, who will see the assets transferred to Cappital, Deloitte said.At the end of 2013, the Pensioenfonds Deloitte had 16,300 participants, of whom 4,300 were workers and 1,570 pensioners.
Lionel Messi is unlikely to change his mind about leaving FC Barcelona, a presidential candidate in the Spanish club’s elections, Victor Font, has said.Messi rocked FC Barcelona last month when his lawyers told the club he wanted to activate a clause in his contract. It is a clause that will allow him to leave for free before the 2020/2021 season.The club disputed the claim, saying the clause expired on June 10, with La Liga also releasing a statement saying his contract was still valid.But Font is not optimistic about convincing Messi to stay another year.“I really hope the decision can be changed,” Font said.“It doesn’t seem likely, though… If that’s the case, the focus should be on making the transition as smooth as possible. “Messi loves the club and he wants to win, he wants to compete. He has been saying this for many, many years, it’s not just been for a few weeks.“Unfortunately the club has not been able to deliver on the promise of building a competitive team.”Messi, 33, last won the UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona in 2015.An 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals last month was the final straw for the six-times world player of the year.Messi, who failed to turn up for pre-season training on Monday, had previously labelled his side “weak” and “inconsistent” after surrendering the league title to rivals Real Madrid. The club has spent millions on players in the transfer market who have not come good in recent years.Transfer strategy is now something Font hopes to change if he is elected president.“Currently you have the president, the chairman of the board and even some directors making decisions about signings, about selling players and that needs to be changed,” Font added.He hopes to succeed president Josep Maria Bartomeu in the election next March.RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi “That’s why we’ve been working on a project and we need people to lead that who come from the world of football.”Lionel Messi’s father and agent headed to FC Barcelona on Tuesday for what Argentine media said was a meeting with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.Television pictures showed Jorge Messi boarding a private plane in Rosario.The plane was destined for the US, from where he would proceed to Spain, local newspapers Ole and Capital de Rosario reported.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichFC BarcelonaLa LigaLionel MessiUEFA Champions LeagueVictor Font
RICKY Ponting has revealed his belief that the road leading Australia to the Newlands scandal had started years before when he became fearful of a decline in the level of senior experience around the national team, to adequately mentor younger players as to how to conduct themselves.Speaking to a fundraising dinner of almost 500 guests for the Chappell Foundation at the SCG on Tuesday night, Ponting said that he could see a link between the anxiety about leadership in the Australian team, that saw him play on for several years after he might easily have retired, and the eventual crisis in South Africa that saw Steven Smith and David Warner banned for a year while stripped of their leadership roles.Cameron Bancroft, a more junior member of the side, was suspended for nine months.Put simply, Ponting said, all well-rounded teams needed senior figures around them who have the ability to “say no” when questions of character, ethics or sharp practice are raised. This was conspicuously absent at the height of the Newlands scandal.“I was a bit worried that with a lot of the experience going out of our team at the same time, that there would be a bit of a void left with experienced players to be able to say ‘no’ basically,” Ponting said. “If I look at where things got at Cape Town I just don’t think there were enough people around that team to say ‘no’ to some of those guys.Things got completely out of control. That’s very much an outsider’s view on it. I had nothing to do with the team really until the last couple of years around some Twenty20 cricket and the World Cup last year.“I probably should have retired three or four years earlier than I did but I was really worried about where the direction of the Australian cricket team was going if I wasn’t around. And I wanted to be around to help Warner and Smith and Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson. I wanted to help them through that initial phase of their international careers because I knew it wasn’t going to be easy for them.”Had Ponting retired at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when he gave up the captaincy to Michael Clarke, he would have finished with 152 Tests, 12 363 runs and an average of 53.51, with 39 centuries.As it was, he stayed on until midway the Test summer of 2012-13, adding two more hundreds and another nine Test match victories to take his career tally beyond 100.However, at the same time Ponting’s average was steadily eroded to 51.85 by the time of his last match in Perth against South Africa.“I was just a little bit worried with the void that was left on the experience side,” Ponting said. “Every great team that I played in, whether it be a club team or an Australian cricket team or a state team, there was always a lot of old hard heads around just to make sure when the younger guys came in that they understood what it meant to be playing for each of those teams. And if I had have retired … I was worried there wasn’t going to be enough people to point them in the right direction.”Working primarily as a commentator, Ponting kept a professional distance from the Australian side until he began to become involved in some T20 coaching from 2017 onwards, but his closeness to the set-up was greatly increased once his close friend Justin Langer became the senior coach in the wake of the Newlands scandal in 2018.“Having Justin around the national team now, I think we’ve already seen a bit of a change in behaviour and I think we’ve seen the public are really starting to enjoy and embrace the Australian cricket team again,” Ponting told the gathering. “Even looking at (Monday night), the way that David Warner spoke at the Australian Cricket Awards, winding the clock back 12 or 18 months, that wasn’t possible for him to do. I think he did a terrific job. And I think he’s slowly starting to gain a lot of the respect of the Australian public back again.”The Chappell Foundation, which collects funds for homeless youths, raised more than A$400 000 on the night, as Ponting and the foundation’s founder Greg Chappell also took guests on a guided tour of the Australian dressing-room. (ESPN Cricinfo)
Before the Syracuse volleyball team took the court against Virginia last Friday, head coach Leonid Yelin gave his players the opportunity to do something they had not had much of all season before and during games: have some fun.Before the match started, Yelin instructed the players to compete in fun activities such as sprinting races and other things to ease their minds before the match.“We would compete between each other, like run races, like the weirdest things ever,” sophomore outside hitter Gosia Wlaszczuk said. “It makes us not focus so much about the game.”This differs from the mentality the team usually has right before a game. According to Wlaszczuk, before a match, the team normally focuses on techniques and tactics to use in the match instead of the fun competitions they did last week. Although it might make more sense to focus on tactics rather than playing games before a match, changing the pre-match routine seems to have helped the team last weekend.While Yelin declined to be interviewed for this story, sophomore middle blocker Monika Salkute said she expects a similar pregame approach when the Orange (6-12, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) travels to Maryland (10-8, 2-4) on Friday and to Pittsburgh (11-8, 3-3) on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we will do the same thing,” Salkute said. “Last time it worked. Why not now?”Before last weekend, the Orange had yet to record its first-ever ACC win. After the weekend, the Orange had accomplished that goal, defeating Virginia on Friday.Sophomore outside hitter Silvi Uattara said the “stupid kids games” came as a relief, and made it easier to start the match. Those games strike a sharp contrast to Yelin’s aggressive practice routines.Typically in a practice, the team will play practice matches and train competitively. When a player makes an error, Yelin forces that player or that scrimmage team to do push ups or run laps around the court.While that practice routine hasn’t been their pre-match routine this season, after going through hard practices like that, players said it felt relieving to have some fun before the match.“I really like how Coach made our before the game, like we had a lot of games and competition between each other,” Wlaszczuk said. “He made us loose and have a lot of fun, which we actually enjoyed all this time.”After a six-hour bus ride to Maryland on Friday morning, the team may need to be loosened up before the game at 7 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2013 at 1:12 am Contact Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org