Watch Full Videos Of Dave Matthews Band’s Tour Debut-Heavy Run In Alpine Valley

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlists Dave Matthews Band brought their summer tour to the beautiful Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, WI, playing shows on July 1st and 2nd at the iconic venue. Now in the thick of their 25th anniversary tour, Dave Matthews and co continue to find new ways to surprise their ways by bringing out tour debuts, bust outs, and more!The shows opened up with a tease of “Dodo,” a song that hasn’t been played in 369 shows, before jamming into “What Would You Say” and “Warehouse.” The first night’s performance was highlighted by some great work on “Crush” and “Lie In Our Graves,” each getting the extended treatment, as well as a great “Typical Situation > Funny The Way It Is.” The show also featured the tour debut of “Sister,” which hadn’t been seen in 37 shows, and closed out with a great “Tripping Billies.”The run continued with a tour debut-heavy second show, which featured the first “So Right” opener since 5/22/13. The Tim Reynolds song “Grace Is Gone” made its first appearance in 70 shows, and the tour debut was certainly a great one. The band also played “Bartender” for the first time this year, and for the first time as a full band since 12/1/13.The biggest highlight from the run came in the final night’s encore, as the group busted out both “Oh” and “Two Step” each for the first time in 2016. The double encore with two tour debuts capped off an incredible two nights of music.Watch full videos of the run below, courtesy of aerofan2007. You can navigate between songs with the icon in the top left corner.Alpine Valley Night OneAlpine Valley Night TwoCheck out setlists from both nights, below.Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlistslast_img read more

‘Call of Service’ award recognizes Nihad Awad

first_imgNihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), has been named the Phillips Brooks House Association’s 2017 Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award recipient.Founded in 1904, the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) is a student-led nonprofit at Harvard College that engages 1,400 students in 83 social service and social action programs that benefit approximately 10,000 low-income people in Boston and Cambridge.Its Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award brings a significant leader in public service to Harvard each fall to inspire a deeper engagement with critical social issues on campus and in the wider community. Previous speakers and award recipients include former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore ’69; president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman; Civil Rights activist Bob Moses; co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza; and recently TransGriot founding editor Monica Roberts. Established in 2007, this annual lecture and award honors former PBHA volunteer, trustee, and longtime Harvard faculty member Robert Coles ’50 and his book “The Call of Service,” which examines the idealism PBHA seeks to instill in students. Coles is expected to attend the event, which is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Memorial Church.Awad is the national executive director of CAIR, the largest and most prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization serving the Muslim community in the United States. Awad has led multiple campaigns to defend the rights of Muslims and help Americans of other faiths better understand Islam.Awad has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress on matters involving Muslims in America. In 1997, he served on the White House Civil Rights Advisory Panel to the Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. In 2004, the National Journal named him one of the most influential people in the U.S., whose ideas will help shape the debate over public policy issues for the next decade. In 2012, a Georgetown University publication named him one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. In 2010, Arabian Business ranked him 39th in the “Arabian Business Power 100,” its annual listing of the most influential Arabs. In 2015, The Los Angeles Times named Nihad one of the new civil rights leaders. Awad has been frequently interviewed on national and international media such as CNN, Fox, MSNBC, PBS, C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, National Public Radio, and BBC World Service.Awad is a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding, promoting dialogue and empowering American Muslims. PBHA will honor his lifetime service and continued efforts to encourage dialogue and build coalitions.The lecture and award precede the PBHA’s annual Alumni Weekend, in which PBHA alumni reconnect and talk with current PBHA undergraduates. Each year an outstanding alumnus and supporter are honored at the annual luncheon. This year, however, the PBHA will honor its directors of programs Robert Bridgeman and David Dance, who are retiring after 24 years and 15 years, respectively. Bridgeman and Dance work in and out of the building with students and communities.The Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award is free and open to the public. For more information on the events, visit the PBHA website.last_img read more

Junior expands dining options for allergic students

first_imgAs a student nutritional adviser through Sodexo at Saint Mary’s College, junior Megan Steron works with Barry Bowles, director of dining services, to ensure students with allergies can access healthy options in the dining hall.Her role as a bridge between Sodexo, a food and facilities management services company, and students began her freshman year, she said.“I have celiac disease, so I have a really strict diet, and beginning my freshman year there were very few options,” Steron said, “So on a volunteer basis I worked with Barry every other week to give feedback about new things. I was heavily involved in advising the gluten free section in the C-Store and I also coordinated with students with other allergies … I had a feeling it was bigger than just me, and I was right.”This year, Steron has a table set up in Nobel Family Dining Hall in order to communicate with students who are trying to balance allergies with dining hall options.“Ideally, I would like all students with an allergy to talk to me … because that way [Barry and I] can know we have this many girls with this allergy, this many with that allergy … I want to get all the girls with allergy sensitivities to come to talk to me so I know what we’re working with,” she said.When a student approaches her table, Steron first encourages the student to set up an appointment with Barry to get a special sticker for their student ID card. The sticker allows the student to get special frozen items specifically for students with allergies, Steron said.“Then I would walk with you through the dining hall and point out areas that are easiest [to work with]. The international stir fry area is awesome,” she said, “I would … introduce key staff that are really strong with working with allergies, and then I would finish by bringing you by the corner where we have the pre-packaged items.”In conversation with the student, Steron said she would be sure to ask about their opinions on available options and ask what items the student would like to see.Steron said her mission is to talk to students and encourage them to open up about their allergies, and their input is taken seriously.“I would love as many girls as possible to talk to me so we can get a better feel of what people like, what can we change, what can we improve and what’s going to serve our community the best,” Sternon said.A significant improvement she has noticed since her freshman year is an increase in staff awareness of cross-contamination.“The biggest problem with celiac disease and some other allergies is cross contamination,” she said. “I have gotten sick from people using the wrong spoon on my food. When you have to be that concerned about cross contamination, that cuts out a lot of your options that might otherwise be safe … [but] it has gotten so much better.”As the primary link between students and Barry, she said she hopes students will feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns with her.“If I was the only person on this campus [with an allergy] I would deal with it, but I’m not,” Steron said. “The first priority is getting everybody fed; the second priority is getting everybody fed well.” Tags: Barry Bowles, dining halllast_img read more

Consumers enjoy snapping pictures to deposit checks

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brian DayMany Americans are taking advantage of mobile remote check deposit. In fact, according to a recent American Bankers Association (ABA) survey, one in eight respondents used remote deposit in the past year. Among the users, 80 percent deposit a check remotely at least once a month, and 23 percent use it twice a month.“Convenience and saving time are paramount for today’s consumer, so it is no surprise that mobile deposit is gaining traction with banks and their customers,” Nessa Feddis, ABA SVP, said in a press release. “It doesn’t get much easier than depositing a check with the simple snap of a photo.”ABA also found online banking remains the top choice of U.S. consumers to conduct transactions, although mobile banking is steadily gaining ground. Mobile was the preferred banking option by 10 percent of consumers, up from 8 percent in 2013.Mobile banking sits behind branch offices, at 21 percent, and ATMs, at 14 percent, as the most popular options for consumers to do their banking.Credit unions are seeing similar numbers. In a survey conducted by CFI Group, credit union members rated online and mobile banking as “more important than any other aspect of the member experience.” continue reading »last_img read more

Police investigating robbery at Binghamton Kwik Fill

first_imgThere were no arrests made and no injuries reported, Minor says. Minor says an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the gas station. The robbery occurred around 7:30 p.m.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Binghamton Police Detective Lt. Cory Minor says officers are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kwik Fill on Main Street Monday evening.last_img

Premier League: Four positive coronavirus cases in latest testing for second week in a row | Football News

first_img“Of these, there were four new positive tests.“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.”It is the second successive week there have been four positive tests in the Premier League.- Advertisement – The competition is now pausing for the international break but will resume on 21 November.Previous Premier League test results31 August-6 September – 1,605 tested, with three positives 7-13 September – 2,131 tested, with four positives- Advertisement – The Premier League has announced that there were once again four new positive tests for coronavirus among staff and players in the last week.A statement from the league read: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 2 November and Sunday 8 November, 1,646 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19.- Advertisement – 14-20 September – 1,574 tested, with three positives21-27 September – 1,595 tested, with 10 positives28 September-4 October – 1,587 tested, with nine positives5-11 October – 1,128 tested, with five positives12-18 October – 1,575 tested, with eight positives19-25 October – 1,609 tested, with two positives26 October-1 November – 1,446 tested, with four positives2-8 November – 1,646 tested, with four positives More from Coronavirus In Sport – Advertisement –last_img read more

Two in line for £60m Civil Service PFI plan

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German government backtracks on industry-wide pension reforms

first_imgBut Nahles warned the industry to be careful.“It is very easy to talk down a proposal no one else dared to make,” she said. “But you have to be careful when you then don’t have anything to show for it.”The minister said the “constructive” criticism offered up by unions and industry associations was very welcome, and sought to show BMAS was listening by highlighting three areas where changes to the initial proposals were possible.She said BMAS understood that insisting only Pensionskassen or Pensionsfonds should be allowed to act as industry-wide vehicles could be too restrictive.Instead, either type of pension fund or an insurer could be sub-contracted to offer retirement benefits, with the standalone organisation awarding the contract.Nahles said such an approach would have the benefit of keeping costs low and noted that MetallRente operated on a similar basis.The idea that workers not covered by collective labour agreements, or Tarifverträge, could see themselves benefit from the reform may also be dropped, after it met with resistance from a number of sources, including unions.The final point where BMAS could envisage change, Nahles said, is in the area of benefit protection.The initial proposal suggested that, as the new industry-wide schemes would no longer be directly backed by employers, at least a measure of protection could be offered through the German lifeboat fund, the Pensions-Sicherungs-Verein (PSV).Instead of insisting on protection of benefits by PSV, Nahles said benefits could be insured by Protektor, the country’s scheme of last resort for life insurers set up by the industry in 2002.As her comments drew laughter, the minister added that if social partners baulked at the idea of using Protekor, it was up to them to propose alternative arrangements.“Why should there not also be competition between the lifeboat systems?” she asked, once again stressing that BMAS was open to what role PSV would play.“If other mechanisms that offer a comparable level of protection are possible, then we are happy to evaluate these.”For more on the §17b proposals, click here Critics of Germany’s proposed new industry-wide pension funds should offer constructive feedback rather than talk down the government’s work, the country’s minister for Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) has insisted.Speaking at the annual conference for German pension fund association aba, Andrea Nahles defended BMAS proposals to increase occupational pensions coverage by tweaking tariff agreements and allowing social partners to establish industry-wide, defined contribution (DC) funds.She said she had received a lot of feedback after the draft proposal – dubbed §17b – was released and joked that some of it had even been supportive of the reforms.The reform proposals were initially greeted by heavy criticism from the industry, with one legal expert warning that the idea only Pensionskassen or Pensionsfonds would be eligible vehicles was anti-competitive.last_img read more

McClean closes Twitter account

first_img McClean has previously been abused on the social networking site after opting to play for the Republic of Ireland rather than Northern Ireland, and for his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt. He also landed himself in hot water with international manager Giovanni Trapattoni after expressing his disgust at being left out of the team for the Republic’s World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan in September, and later issued an apology to the 73-year-old Italian. Club boss Martin O’Neill has also been less than happy with the player’s use of Twitter and will hope his latest withdrawal from the site is permanent. Meanwhile, the agent of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has warned his client may have to move to realise his international ambitions. The 24-year-old is currently back-up to Atletico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois in the Belgian national team, and his representative Guy Vandermissen hinted he could seek a higher-profile employer as he bids to establish himself as number one. Vandermissen told Belgian broadcaster ATV: “Our ambition is for Simon to play somewhere that he can engage in competition with Thibaut Courtois for the place in goal for Belgium. Courtois is fortunate that he is playing for a team that has been doing well lately.” O’Neill will be desperate to retain the services of the former Sint-Truiden player, who has made the position at the Stadium of Light his own and has two years of his contract still to run. Keiren Westwood is an able deputy, but Mignolet’s form has marked him out as one of the most accomplished goalkeeper in the Barclays Premier League this season. Press Association Sunderland midfielder James McClean has closed down his Twitter account after finding himself embroiled in further controversy.center_img Press Association Sport understands the Derry-born player made the move after sparking an angry response when he tweeted about a Wolfe Tones song, the Broad Black Brimmer, at the weekend. The song tells the story of a boy whose father is killed fighting for the IRA. McClean’s post attracted criticism from Gregory Campbell, DUP MP for East Londonderry, who advised the 23-year-old to “stick to football”. last_img read more

Back to future for defensive line?

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoFlash back to the 2004 football season. The Badgers were at one point 9-0, on top of the Big Ten and ranked among the top-five teams in the country.The team fielded the No. 1 defense in the nation, powered by the consensus best defensive line in football. The starting front four, Antajj Hawthorne, Jason Jefferson, Jonathan Welsh and Erasmus James, found themselves the subject of a Sports Illustrated feature story and all four would go on to be selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.Jump back to present day Madison and another such storyline could be in the making. While few believe the young Badgers are destined for another Big Ten title run in 2006, at least one person believes that the ’06 edition of the defensive line can equal the successes of the ’04 unit.”I think this is going to be one of the best years for the D-line in Wisconsin,” said junior lineman Kurt Ware. “I think we are going to be just as good as that D-line with [James, Hawthorne and Welsh].”Just as good, if not better.”Those are strong words for a group that contributed to UW surrendering over 160 yards a game on the ground, the fourth-worst mark in the conference.However, there is much reason to believe that Ware’s words could ring true. At the very least, there are definitely grounds for optimism.While the UW defense was porous for much of the season and the defensive line was as much to blame as any group for the lack of productivity, no area was as badly hampered by injuries as the D-line. During the course of last season, at least seven regular contributors along the defensive front were sidelined with injuries, including season-ending knee injuries to ends Jamal Cooper and Matthew Shaughnessy. Tackle Justin Ostrowski also suffered a severe knee injury before the season started and was only available minimally for UW during the season.”People get hurt and other people have to step up and play,” Ware said. “We found that out last year.”However, after having a month to heal up and lick their wounds, the defensive line dominated Auburn, picking up four tackles for loss and three sacks, wreaking havoc at the line of scrimmage, despite still being without Cooper and Shaughnessy.All told, the injuries could be a blessing in disguise, as the unit is now more experienced than they would have been had they gone through the season injury-free.”Having guys hurt like that is never a blessing, but it’s good to have so many other guys get work, if that makes sense,” said fiery new defensive line coach Randall McCray.As the Badgers go through spring practice, the defensive line group has been one of the most impressive positions on the field, often owning the line of scrimmage and outplaying the offensive line in drills.”The part I really like about the defensive line is they’ve always carried themselves with confidence,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “I feel good about that position in particular.”Since the unit was so short-handed throughout the course of last season, it is only fitting that several players would be missing during spring practice. Shaughnessy is out, Cooper is limited, sophomore Travis Beckum changed positions to tight end and sophomore Gino Cruse is also absent to focus on academics.While Shaughnessy will not practice this spring and Cooper is limited to non-contact drills only, the pair are both expected to make full recoveries not only for the upcoming season, but for Wisconsin’s summer workout program.”They are both powerful, even though they are both lean young men, they’re powerful,” McCray said. ” Speed and power, that’s the name of the game these days, and that’s what they’ll bring us.”Meanwhile, as Shaughnessy and Cooper recuperate, the rest of the defensive line is already taking shape. Ware and senior Joe Monty have taken snaps as the first-team ends, but both could find themselves reassigned when Cooper and Shaughnessy return. Either way, both should see extensive playing time.”Joe Monty, he’s our head guy, leading us all the way through,” Ware said. “All we need now is just Shaughnessy and Cooper to get better, and we’ll be alright.”The first-string tackles during spring have been sophomore Jason Chapman and junior Nick Hayden, but Ostrowski could realistically crack a spot in the starting lineup.”I think he still has something left over from his injury in the fall,” Bielema said of Ostrowski.One thing is for sure, the unit will be highly energetic, if only because their new coach would not allow anything different.”It’s hard to keep an eye on Randall, he runs around a lot,” Bielema said of McCray, who made maybe the hardest hitter of Wednesday’s full-contact practice, laying out Joe Monty in exuberance following a solid tackle.”That guy is just … I don’t even know, just a crazy guy,” Ware said.”He comes out with an energy on the field that really gets us going. I’m glad he’s our coach.”last_img read more