June 12

Inquest into the deaths of “Balibo five” resumes after two-month suspension

first_imgNews Google experiments drop Australian media from search results February 22, 2021 Find out more January 21, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today hailed the resumption this week of an inquest into the murders of cameraman Brian Peters and four other journalists 32 years ago in East Timor, saying it hoped every aspect of their deaths would be clarified and insisting that it was not too late for those responsible to be punished.After suspending hearings for two months, a Sydney coroner resumed the inquest behind closed doors on 2 May. The five journalists, all employed by Australian news media, were killed in the town of Balibo on 16 October 1975, at the start of an Indonesian invasion of East Timor.”We hope that all the people summoned by coroner Dorelle Pinch, including Gough Whitlam, Yunus Yosfiah, Guy Peterson, Michael Griggs, Ronald Shepherd, Sam O’Shea and Brian Osborne, will come and testify before the Sydney court,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their testimony will be crucial for shedding light on the murkier aspects of this case. Justice must finally be rendered to the families of these five journalists, who were killed for seeing ‘too much’ in Balibo.” AustraliaAsia – Pacific RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia David Jenkins, a former editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s international service, told the inquest on 2 May that Indonesian army officers were aware of the journalists’ presence in Balibo before they took the town. Indonesia’s Gen. Benny Murdani, for example, said in an interview on 22 July 1995 that he had known the five journalists were in Balibo. Another Indonesian army officer, Col. Dading Kabualdi, said in an interview around the same time that he was in Balibo that day.Jenkins added that, in the course of a phone conversation in 1999, he obtained an implicit admission from then Indonesian information minister Yunis Yosfiah that he had been in Balibo during the 1975 invasion.A former telephone operator at the Sydney international telephone exchange told the inquest yesterday that she overheard a phone conversation in which a native English-speaking man in the East Timor capital of Dili told someone at the Melbourne-based The Age newspaper that Indonesia troops killed the five journalists. She said she remained silent until now for fear of being punished under the Crimes and Official Secrets Act. Despite assurances of immunity from the coroner, other witnesses also expressed concern about testifying freely to the inquest.Several letters received by the coroner in the past two months from politicians who were in office in 1975 were read out to the court yesterday afternoon. Former defence minister Bill Morrison confirmed in one of the letters that he was told of the deaths of the five journalists only six hours after the event, in a meeting at the defence ministry attended by then intelligence chief Gordon Jockel. He received confirmation of the news at 4 p.m. the same day from Arthur Tange, the then secretary of the department of foreign affairs.Then prime minister Gough Whitlam continues to insist he did not know about the deaths of the five journalists until five days after the event. He and Morrisson are scheduled to testify to the coroner on 8 May. But Australia’s ambassador to Indonesia in 1975, Richard Woolcott, has not been summoned although he met senior Indonesian army officers shortly before the killings. Organisation to go further May 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Inquest into the deaths of “Balibo five” resumes after two-month suspension On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Follow the news on Australia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News News RSF_en AustraliaAsia – Pacific November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

June 12

Valentine Memories

first_img Business News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Real Estate Valentine Memories Helping you live your dreams By ROSEY BELL Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 1:00 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Subscribe As a child growing up in the San Rafael area of Pasadena, I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day. I especially loved exchanging valentines with my classmates. One year I decided to make my own. I spent hours cutting hearts out of white paper doilies, gluing them onto red construction paper, and then writing speciall messages with a black marker. Unfortunately my penmanship and cutting skills were less than accurate.I went to bed disappointed that my lovingly handcrafted valentines didn’t look like I imagined they would. I was embarassed, but it was too late to buy anything else. When I woke up, I was amazed by how much better they looked. It was not until years later that I figured out my mother had stayed up late recutting and regluing them so that I could be proud of my handmade valentines. My mom had my back.Today, you can trust me, as a Pasadena-born-and-bred realtor, to have your back if you are looking to buy or sell a house in the San Gabriel Valley. Let Cupid and me find you a sweet deal on a home that you will truly love.last_img read more

June 2

Show features Buddy Holly hits

first_img Midessa Music Fest is in July Pinterest Twitter Home Local News Entertainment Show features Buddy Holly hits Facebook Twitter By admin – March 30, 2018 WhatsApp What: Broadway in the Basin presents “The Buddy Holly Story.”When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.Tickets: $42.50 to $90 at wagnernoel.com Holly’s final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’ is recreated. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” is the latest installment of Broadway in the Basin’s 2017-18 season and is scheduled Tuesday at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Buddy Holly was a West Texas boy who grew up in Lubbock and along with friends formed ‘The Crickets.’ The show also features the Ritchie Valens hit “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s hit “Chantilly Lace.” The Big Bopper and Valens were also killed in the plane crash that killed Holly. All were considered rising young stars at the height of their careers.The more than two hour show, the website stated, is suitable for all ages and features a show that is set in Lubbock, Clovis, New York and Clear Lake, Iowa, which is where the trio’s plane went down in 1959.Holly was a West Texas boy who grew up in Lubbock and along with friends formed The Crickets.The ‘Winter Dance Party 1959’ was a tour traveling by bus through the Midwest. The tour is hard work, the weather conditions appalling and the performers are alternating between sleeping in the luggage racks and dropping into hospitals to be treated for frostbite.Holly’s final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, with Valens and the Big Bopper’ is recreated. After the concert, Holly breaks his promise to his pregnant wife not to fly as he and the other two headliners board a small plane and fly off into the night for Moorhead, Minnesota, only to crash shortly after take-off. There are no survivors.If You Go Previous articleSensory-friendly screeningNext articleCountry star Clay Walker on stage admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Texas Fried ChickenVirgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Local NewsEntertainment Show features Buddy Holly hits Pinterest The Buddy Holly StoryHe was a star who was gone too soon – and his life is celebrated in a musical that has traveled the world.“Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” is the latest installment of Broadway in the Basin’s 2017-18 season and is scheduled Tuesday at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.The event, presented by Cristiani’s Jewelers, tells the story of Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “the day the music died.”The traveling musical features more than 20 of his greatest hits including “That’ll be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh, Boy,” “Not Fade Away and “Raining in my Heart.” Holly’s final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’ is recreated. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” is the latest installment of Broadway in the Basin’s 2017-18 season and is scheduled Tuesday at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Facebook Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration 1 of 2last_img read more

May 31

What Happened to Wages?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Save One day after announcing that unemployment claims rose for the third straight week, the Labor Department announced that job growth surged past expectations in June. The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that non-farm payroll jobs reached 222,000 last month, well past the expected gain of 180,000.The Labor Department credited increased worker hours for the surge. The average workweek increased from 34.4 to 34.5 hours per week from may to June. Employment increased in health care (up 37,000 jobs), social assistance (up 23,000), financial activities (up 17,000), and mining (up 8,000).Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, however, showed little change over the month.Curt Long, Chief Economist at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), reminded that while the growth in jobs is great news, “wage growth has stalled, which will add to fears that low inflation may not improve any time soon.”Average hourly earnings increased four cents, just 0.2 percent, in June, to $26.25. That’s better than the 0.1 percent gain in May, though not by much. However, year-over-year, the average hourly wage was up 2.5 percent in June, or 63 cents an hour. Than compares to an uptick of 2.4 percent in May. In June, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $22.03.The latest numbers showed divisions among Fed officials over how great a concern sluggish wage growth actually is, Long said. “While we may see the Fed trimming its balance sheet later this year, another rate hike is looking less likely.”Also causing some consternation among economists is the unusually low unemployment picture. In May, unemployment hi a 16-year low at 4.3 percent. In June that number crept upwards to 4.4 percent. While that could signal greater confidence in the labor market, it could also be an artificial optimism in that more people are simply looking for work.The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was unchanged at 1.7 million in June. Long-term unemployed accounted for 24.3 percent of all unemployed. Over the year, the number of long-term unemployed was down by 322,000. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Employment Rate Labor Department NAFCU 2017-07-07 Scott Morgan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Previous: Homeowners Associations: The Robin Hood of Foreclosure Next: The TRID Picture Becomes Clearercenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Scott Morgan Tagged with: Employment Rate Labor Department NAFCU What Happened to Wages? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 7, 2017 1,223 Views Home / Daily Dose / What Happened to Wages? Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

May 31

Homeowner Needs After Wildfires Fall Short of Expectations

first_img Previous: Can 2017’s Mighty Construction Numbers Keep Rolling in 2018? Next: Mulvaney Requests Zero Funding for CFPB in Q2  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago More than 4,000 households ravaged by the wildfires in Sonoma county, California in October 2017, were eligible for government-provided temporary public housing. Of these only 184 are currently living in a direct housing option such as manufacturing housing units, recreational vehicles, or in directly leased units, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security (FEMA). The statistics also revealed that eight joint local assistance centers and disaster recovery centers were set up to provide face-to-face disaster assistance for the 16,653 survivors.Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also available with  SBA having approved 927 loan applications from homeowners and 110 applications from business owners. Despite these steps, the demand for government provided housing is low in the county as many displaced residents find accommodations through their friends and family or through their insurance companies.According to an article published by The Press Democrat,  Robert Presapane, Division Supervisor, Sonoma County for FEMA has said that more than two-thirds of the 3,200 applicants had found new accommodations on their own. “The fire victims seeking housing from FEMA represent less than 6 percent of those the agency found so far compared to a historical norm of around 10 percent from other disasters,” Presapane said.FEMA had housed 82 applicants at the fairgrounds site in southeast Santa Rosa and had nearly 40 more RV spots available there. Another 53 applicants were being housed by FEMA in apartments.The article said that federal and local officials acknowledged that the housing need could still evolve. “FEMA had not been able to reach 580 housing-eligible applicants through multiple phone calls, possibly reflecting some fire victims who registered for government aid assistance and then decided they didn’t require it,” Presapane said. Home / Daily Dose / Homeowner Needs After Wildfires Fall Short of Expectations Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Tagged with: California FEMA Homes HOUSING sonoma temporary housing wildfire Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homeowner Needs After Wildfires Fall Short of Expectations January 18, 2018 1,329 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago California FEMA Homes HOUSING sonoma temporary housing wildfire 2018-01-18 Staff Writer Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

May 9

Ice and snow thickness variability and change in the high Arctic Ocean observed by in-situ measurements

first_imgIn April 2017 we collected unique, extensive in-situ data of sea ice and snow thickness. At ten sampling sites, located under a CryoSat-2 overpass, between Ellesmere Island and 87.1°N mean and modal total ice thicknesses ranged between 2 to 3.4 m and 1.8 to 2.9 m respectively. Coincident snow thicknesses ranged between 0.3 to 0.47 m (mean), and 0.1 to 0.5 m (mode). The profile spanned the complete multiyear ice zone in the Lincoln Sea, into the first-year ice zone further north. Complementary snow thickness measurements near the North Pole showed a mean thickness of 0.31 m. Compared with scarce measurements from other years, multiyear ice was up to 0.75 m thinner than in 2004, but not significantly different from 2011 and 2014. We found excellent agreement with a commonly used snow climatology and with published long-term ice thinning rates. There was reasonable agreement with CryoSat-2 thickness retrievalslast_img read more

May 3

Magdalen JCR changes name to Gryffindor

first_imgMagdalen College JCR has voted to rename itself as Gryffindor in the JCR meeting on Sunday. It will be referred to as such in “all official documents”.JCR President Laurence Mills has also been mandated to contact the JCR Presidents of Christ Church, St. Hugh’s and Merton informing that they should rename their common rooms Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw respectively.The motion, which was passed in the JCR’s General Meeting with only six votes in opposition, was proposed by third-year Zoe Tyndall. It noted that, “Magdalen College embodies the values of courage, daring, nerve and chivalry”, the characteristics of the Gryffindor house in Harry Potter novels. Tyndall said, “Magdalen college JCR embodies the exact same values as Gryffindor house at Hogwarts.”She added, “We found the resemblance between Hufflepuff and St Hugh’s to be particularly strong – they are, as the motion reads, ‘particularly good finders’. The amount of ‘pure wizarding blood’ at Christ Church is overwhelming, and our only conclusion was that they should be called Slytherin.”Matthew Shribman, the third year who originally raised the idea during his JCR presidential bid last week commented, “It’s not a question of whether we should rename to Gryffindor, it’s whether we should accept that we are Gryffindor.”During the debate on the motion, several amendments were suggested. One would have mandated the JCR President to write to the college President, Professor David Clary, asking if he would change his name to Albus Dumbledore. Only one speech was made in opposition, and this was to suggest that the motion be changed to mandate the purchase of a sorting hat. However, the opposition was withdrawn when a friendly amendment was added to the motion, stating that a sorting hat should be purchased. Matt Bilton, who proposed the amendment commented, “I think most of the JCR present agreed that a sorting hat was definitely necessary.”Suggestions that this could become part of the admissions process across the University of Oxford were rejected on the grounds that it could be difficult to implement. Student reactions to the name change were very positive. First-year Suzie Harrogate commented that she was “quite ecstatic about the whole situation” as she had “always wanted to go to Hogwarts.”Tom Meakin, President-Elect of Magdalen JCR commented, “Magdalen does after all look a little bit like Hogwarts, and not to put any noses out of joint, but my Vice-President does look a little bit like Hagrid.”last_img read more

May 3

Oxford is ‘tourist hell’ in the summer, says Lord Mayor and Labour Councillor

first_imgAnother complained of tourists blocking the entrance to their college. It was previously the complaint of privileged students struggling to access some of Oxford’s most famous colleges, but now the city’s former Lord Mayor has complained of “tourist hell” blocking up streets during the summer months.Mary Clarkson, a Labour city councillor, said more needs to be done to prevent the roads becoming too clogged up, as the city has become “absolute chaos”.Before heading off to the Edinburgh Fringe, Clarkson said in a tweet she would be glad to take some respite from “the tourist hell of our small city of Oxford”.Some of us are coming up for a brief respite from the tourist hell of our own small city of Oxford. https://t.co/mPSWOrxqu7— Mary Clarkson (@maryoxford) August 4, 2017She added that as a result, living in the city is “impossible” during the summer.Whereas Oxford is pretty much impossible between June- October. Cycle lanes all full of illegally parked tourist coaches & pavements blocked— Mary Clarkson (@maryoxford) August 4, 2017Speaking to the Oxford Mail, Clarkson said: “There are places it’s particularly bad. On Saturday and Sundays St Giles, which is a dangerous road for cyclists anyway, cycle lanes have been totally blocked by coaches. A lot of their drivers were unable to see cyclists by them. They have been leading tourists into the traffic. You cannot walk along some of the pavements.“You need to manage the coaches and the tourist groups and it would make everything better if they said ‘you can walk two abreast. When you’re going to give a talk about Oxford, you don’t need to stand in fire exits’.“I am not saying: ‘don’t have tourists’. I am saying: ‘think about the other residents of the city’. We live in a lovely city and we should expect people to come all year round. The people making money from tourists, they need to think about what they’re doing.”Her comments come after a senior priest at Oxford’s University Church complained of “disrespectful” tourists who came into the church just to take selfies.Students have previously taken to the Facebook page Oxfeud to voice their anger at the number of tourists in the city. One contributor echoed Clarkson’s comments by saying the number is “too damn high”.last_img read more

March 2

12 Days Of Phishmas: “Freakapaug” Groove, Special Guests & More On 10/22/96

first_imgIn 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[1][1] 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) – ticketslast_img read more

January 26

ASC awards engineering professor research award

first_imgLast 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 protected]last_img read more