The mid-Pliocene warm period (ca. 3 to 3.3 million years ago) has become an important interval of time forpalaeoclimate modelling exercises, with a large number of studies published during the last decade. However,there has been no attempt to assess the degree of model dependency of the results obtained. Here we presentan initial comparison of mid-Pliocene climatologies produced by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies andHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research atmosphere-only General Circulation Models (GCMAM3and HadAM3). Whilst both models are consistent in the simulation of broad-scale differences inmid-Pliocenesurface air temperature and total precipitation rates, significant variation is noted on regional and local scales.There are also significant differences in the model predictions of total cloud cover. A terrestrial data/modelcomparison, facilitated by the BIOME 4 model and a new data set of Piacenzian Stage land cover [Salzmann, U.,Haywood, A.M., Lunt, D.J., Valdes, P.J., Hill, D.J., (2008). A new global biome reconstruction and data modelcomparison for the Middle Pliocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17, 432-447, doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00381.x] and combined with the use of Kappa statistics, indicates that HadAM3-based biomepredictions provide a closer fit to proxy data in the mid to high-latitudes. However, GCMAM3-based biomes inthe tropics provide the closest fit to proxy data.
January 11, 2021 /Sports News – National Titans honor six officers from Nashville Christmas Day explosion at playoff game Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMetropolitan Nashville Police DepartmentBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The Tennessee Titans honored the six first responders responsible for safely evacuating residents in downtown Nashville, Tennessee prior to the Christmas Day bombing.Officers Brenna Hosey, Tyler Luellen, Michael Sipos, Amanda Topping, James Wells and Sergeant Timothy Miller were in attendance at Sunday’s NFL playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens and plunged the Titans Sword of Honor to mark the countdown to kickoff and were recognized as the game’s honorary 12th Titans, according to the Tennessee Titans.“While we can never thank these officers enough for their heroic acts, it is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to honor them at the game on Sunday,” said Titans president and CEO Burke Nihill. “We are grateful for their service to our community and appreciate that we’ll have them on site to support the team.”Nashville police officers were called to downtown Nashville early on Christmas morning when they discovered an RV playing a recording saying a potential bomb would detonate within 15 minutes.The officers immediately began working to evacuate nearby buildings when the RV exploded at approximately 6:30 a.m, blowing out windows of nearby buildings and causing extensive and structural damage to dozens of buildings in the surrounding area.Authorities found human remains among the debris of the explosion and investigators eventually determined that they belonged to the RV owner who was later identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner of Antioch, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.Eight people were injured in the blast. Warner was the only person to die in the blast.The Nashville police officers were hailed as heroes at a press conference a couple of days later.“Immediately, they didn’t think about their own lives. They didn’t think about themselves. They thought about the citizens of Nashville and protecting them, and they went about knocking on doors,” Chief John Drake said, as he introduced five of the six officers. “Had they not made those efforts, we’d be talking about the tragedy of people and lives lost.”On Sunday, however, the officers were lauded on the national stage.“To be able to stand at the stadium with [my fellow officers] and receive this honor together is amazing,” said Officer Wells. “[Our response on Christmas Day] was a total team effort. It was not what one individual did or said, it was about all of us coming together to protect our community, and keep our community safe and keep each other safe.”The Titans, the fourth seed in the AFC, went on to lose Sunday’s game to the fifth seeded Ravens, 20-13. Baltimore now advances to the divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Co-op bank closes Palestine Society’s bank account 19 clubs and societies co-release press statement condemning the “discriminatory action”, including five OUSU liberation campaigns and Wadham SU PSC has filed legal action under sections 13 and 29 of the Equality Act 2010 and has similarly called for members and supporters to move their funds away from Co-operative Bank accounts.They have said, “It appears that the decision was taken because of PSC’s support for Palestine. A decision based on active support of Palestinian causes – or on the nationality or religion of the Palestinian people – would be discriminatory. It is in the wider public interest to ensure that banks are held to account for their decision making processes; a bank cannot be above the law by virtue of its status.”A group of more than 15 Oxford student clubs and societies have condemned the bank’s actions. These include Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, the Oxford University Labour Club, the OUSU Women’s Campaign, the Oxford Students’ Jews for Justice for Palestinians and the Wadham College Student Union.A statement co-released by the groups reads, “We, the undersigned student clubs and societies at the University of Oxford, condemn in the strongest possible terms the discriminatory action taken by the Co-operative Bank against the Oxford Students’ Palestine Society, in closing their account. The bank has offered no transparent explanation, asserting that the Palestine Society, a university registered society, is ‘high risk’ and ‘no longer fit[s]’ within the Co-op’s ‘risk appetite’.“We view this as part of a process undertaken by the Co-operative Bank in the context of racist and discriminatory ‘counter-extremism’ measures, which has involved closing down the accounts of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and over 20 Palestine Solidarity Campaign branches and Palestinian human rights groups across the UK.” Oxford University’s Students’ Palestine Society (Pal Soc) has revealed that its bank account had been closed by the Co-operative Bank.A statement released today claimed that there was “no reasonable justification for this action,” and that the bank’s stated reason for the account closure was that the society is “high risk” and “no longer fits within [the bank’s] risk appetite.”A spokesperson for Pal Soc wrote, “The closure of Pal Soc’s account is part of a recent broader attack on solidarity organisations advancing Palestinian human rights across the UK. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), together with a further 20 grassroots organisations working for Palestine have also had their accounts closed by the Co-operative Bank. Pal Soc has therefore resolved to join the legal case launched by PSC against the Co-operative Bank on the grounds of discrimination. PSC and its legal team believe the Bank’s actions are discriminatory and contravene the Equality Act 2010.”They further called for “all Oxford University student societies, JCRs, MCRs, individual faculty, staff, and students, as well as all College and University bodies to show their solidarity by withdrawing their bank accounts from Co-op, and until such time as the bank accounts of all those grassroots and civic rights associations working for Palestine in the UK are reopened.”Student societies including @OxUniLabour and @RMF_Oxford in solidarity w PalSoc against @CoopBankUK account closure: https://t.co/gentCCYCyp— Oxford PalSoc (@PalSocOxford) December 11, 2015 Society to join Palestine Solidarity Campaign in legal action against the bank A group of students are preparing an SU motion to close our @CoopBankUK charities account after they shut down Oxford PalSoc’s #NotMyCoOp— Wadham SU (@WadhamSU) December 11, 2015But a representative for The Co-operative Bank explained that the closure was entirely a reflection of its legal obligations.She told Cherwell, “I would like to reassure you that this is not a reflection on the work carried out by many of our customers throughout the world, or a statement about the causes they support. We remain a committed supporter of many charities which can meet the industry level requirements.“In common with all banks, we have to perform due diligence on our customers, their accounts and the payments they make to ensure the Bank complies with anti-money laundering obligations and to manage the Bank’s risk. This is part of our normal banking processes and is an area where the Bank has made some changes recently to bring it into line with the industry generally. You may have seen in the press recently that there can be significant financial penalties when banks do not have adequate controls in place so these changes are timely and appropriate.“For customers who operate in, or send money to, high risk locations throughout the world, advanced due diligence checks are required by all banks to ensure the funds do not inadvertently fund alleged or proscribed activities. Depending on the particular circumstances it may not be possible for us to complete these checks to our satisfaction and the decision to close a number of accounts (including the PSC and some of its affiliates) is an inevitable result of this process. Unfortunately, after quite extensive research, the charities involved did not meet our requirements or, in our view, allow us to fulfil our obligations.“I would emphasise this is not a political or discriminatory decision but one based on our obligations. Clearly we have to meet our legal and regulatory requirements and we believe in the round our decision is consistent with our ethical policy. Our position has been discussed with and has the support of the Values and Ethics Committee which noted this is primarily a matter of adhering to banking regulations. I would also like to emphasise that these decisions have been made by the Bank’s management and have not been influenced by external agencies or our shareholders.“This does not mean that we cannot or will not facilitate humanitarian, educational, medical and human rights donations to the Gaza region. Many well known, national, registered charities do excellent work in these fields in Gaza and elsewhere and we make regular donations to some of these organisations through our current account and credit cards.”
An Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) member has been excluded from his election slate, and has resigned from the Association, after posting inflammatory statements on Facebook.The candidate said his co-runners on the slate would lead “a return to strong moral Christian leadership in an OUCA free of women, immigrants, homosexuals, transsexuals, left-pinkos, Protestants, cultural relativists, and of course the bloody Freemasons!”The member described the rest of the slate members respectively as “the ethnic one”, “the Anglo-catholic one”, and “the female one”.A further post explained how he intended to “rectify” OUCA whom he claimed “aren’t right-wing enough”, “aren’t arrogant enough”, “aren’t rich enough”, and “aren’t sexy enough”.The student told Cherwell: “I would like to apologise unreservedly for my appalling comments and I take full responsibility for any offence caused. I am not misogynistic, homophobic, or bigoted. I merely intended to poke fun at OUCA and several members in it who are.“However I understand that through my ghastly choice of words I have not only given the impression that I am but also upset many members of OUCA and the University.“I have recently been suffering from poor mental health. Although this does not excuse what I said, I believe it did have a role in my poor decision.”In a statement to Cherwell, President of OUCA Timothy Doyle said the individual’s “post was disgraceful. The sentiments he expressed have no place whatsoever in theAssociation.“He is no longer a Member of the Association, and I have banned him from attending any of our events in future.”A spokeperson for Oxford SU told Cherwell: “Oxford SU is extremely disappointed by any reports of clubs or societies using offensive language. We believe that all students should feel welcomed and safe when a member of a society. Any behaviour that does not meet those standards is unacceptable.”A representative for the slate told Cherwell in a statement: “Immediately we were made aware of the post, the rest of the slate disassociated themselves from the student and his comments, which we found to be disgusting and unrepresentative of the slate and OUCA overall.“This post was neither authorised nor at all condoned by any other member on the slate, and we thoroughly condemn the content and values expressed in it.“The post was in violation of OUCA electoral rules and a disciplinary complaint has been filed by a senior slate member. Our vision for OUCA bore no resemblance to what the post suggested, and was based around building a fun, professional and inclusive society to further the conservative cause.”
The success of the campaign is largely attributable to the college’s community-based approach. Almost every part of college was involved, from bar management to SCR members. Spurred on by “Hairy Hildabeast” social media accounts, the college managed to foster a sense of inclusion and excitement, regardless of moustache growing ability, gender, job or college role. On top of fundraising events, the college hosted talks by charities like Restore and Mind, first aid courses and personal stories of students’ experiences with cancer and mental health. Moustaches made a moneymaking come-back for charity last month. St. Hilda’s College, taking part in Movember for the first time, has reportedly raised more money than any other individual college in the charity month’s history. The college collected £8,939.60 in donations, over £4000 more than the next most Movember-friendly college, Teddy Hall. Another is ‘Move’, a challenge to move 60km in any way possible. This is partly to promote the benefits of physical exercise for mental well-being. Mainly, however, it’s to spread awareness of the statistic that every hour across the globe, an average of 60 men commit suicide. The third action, ‘Moment’, encourages impactful awareness events such as mental health talks. Kamran Sharifi, the college’s Movember rep, describes how the movement grew from a handful of stubbly students to a college-culture phenomenon. Overshooting the University-wide goal of 15 Moustaches per college team, Sharifi drummed up a force of 40 moustache-growers. “The more people who agreed to it the better, because then you feel like you’re part of something … It was almost like a trendy thing to do by the end of it.” He is confident the movement will have a lasting effect on college awareness of mental health and create a culture of looking out for each other in and beyond colleges. Of course, not everyone could grow a moustache. Movember encourages three different types of actions for their donation and awareness movement. Only one is bringing back the eighties for a month. Originally established as a women’s college, Sharifi notes that “Hilda’s is founded by people with a really acute awareness of the role of gender in society and culture and how it can be harmful to people. And that really is the basis of Movember. It encourages people, especially men, to talk about things that they’re going through, to open up to people, and not be afraid to admit they’re having a hard time. It breaks down gender stereotypes.” In response to these briefs, students at Hilda’s banded together to spontaneously create a whole program for Movember. From individuals taking on 60km runs and shaving their heads, to whole-college events like jazz nights, moustache-themed Shakespeare renditions and a non-stop 60-hour relay run.
To mitigate the impact of coronavirus and protect New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable people, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday directing all residents to stay at home until further notice.There are certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work or engaging in outdoor activities.In addition, the order prohibits all social gatherings and mandates work-from-home arrangements for employees when possible. It also invalidates any conflicting local and county regulationsThe order takes effect 9 p.m. Saturday.“From day one, we’ve made a commitment to be guided by the facts and take any action necessary to protect the health and safety of New Jersey’s nine million residents,” Murphy said in a statement. “We know the virus spreads through person-to person contact, and the best way to prevent further exposure is to limit our public interactions to only the most essential purposes. This is a time for us all to come together in one mission to ‘flatten the curve’ and slow – and eventually halt – the spread of coronavirus.”In an effort to strengthen the existing social distancing measures in place, the order also prohibits all gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations or other social events.When in public, people must practice social distancing and stay at least six feet apart whenever possible, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members or romantic partners.The governor is also closing all non-essential retail businesses to the public, with the exceptions of:Grocery stores, farmers markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery storePharmacies and medical marijuana dispensariesMedical supply storesGas stationsConvenience storesAncillary stores within healthcare facilitiesHardware and home improvement storesBanks and other financial institutionsLaundromats and dry-cleaning servicesStores that principally sell supplies for children under five yearsPet storesLiquor storesCar dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanicsPrinting and office supply shopsMail and delivery storesNothing in the order will limit health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks, the operations of the media, law enforcement agencies or the operations of the federal government.Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site in order to perform their job duties include law enforcement officers, firefighters, other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, IT maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.The order continues existing bans on recreational and entertainment businesses, requirements that all restaurants operate by delivery and takeout only, and the directive that all pre-K, elementary, and secondary schools close and all institutions of higher education cease in-person instruction.The governor also signed an executive order that invalidates any county or municipal restriction that might conflict with any of the state provisions.The only exceptions are two categories over which municipalities or counties may impose any additional restrictions: online marketplaces for arranging or offering lodging and municipal or county parks. Gov. Phil Murphy believes the state will be able to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the prison system by reducing the inmate population. (Courtesy of New Jersey Governor’s Office)
By TIM KELLYPeggy Ferrari explained how she got into the sports memorabilia business with her husband, Frank.“I was sneaking in shoes in a Macy’s bag. He was sneaking in this stuff,” she said, giggling.It looks like memorabilia won out over shoes. There was Peggy on Saturday at the Ocean City Music Pier hawking autographed baseballs, mini-football helmets, pictures, and many other items of interest to collectors at the Sports Memorabilia Show sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library and the city.Although scaled down considerably due to COVID-19 restrictions, almost everyone surveyed was happy to be out and about for the event.“It’s great to be out enjoying this beautiful weather and seeing people enjoying themselves,” said Sue Fox, the Library’s Bookmobile driver, on hand with Assistant Librarian Anna Degand to run a book sale at the Music Pier’s entrance.“I hope we’re starting to move back in the direction (of more normal times in the wake of COVID-19),” Fox added.Sue Fox and Anna Degand of the Ocean City Free Public Library run a book sale at the Music Pier’s entrance during the memorabilia show.Kelly and Brian Geary said their businesses had been made busier by COVID-19, and they wanted to enjoy some down time to attend the show with sons Ian, 11, and Finn, 5.“We wanted to come out as a family and spend some time together, said Kelly, a therapist, whose Healing in Hope practice in Linwood had been busy, as has Brian’s Tars and Stripes Asphalt Maintenance firm in Waterford Works.“Ian has really been getting into collecting lately,” Kelly said, “and we thought it would be a good chance to get out together.”Social distancing was strictly enforced at the event. Attendees were asked to have their temperatures taken at the entrance, and the number of dealers on hand was less than half of previous years’ shows.Also absent this year because of COVID were the traditional autograph tables featuring local and national sports heroes. Nevertheless, a small but steady stream of visitors perused the dealer tables during the morning hours.Bob Price and Kathy Cook, both of Ocean City, with their 1-year-old granddaughter, Ella Mason, attend the show.Despite the toned-down version of the show, attendees embraced it. So did the city, according to a statement.“Ocean City is looking forward to the return of as many events as possible this year, while keeping health and safety as a top priority,” the city announced. “Look for further announcements on new and returning events throughout the year.”Peggy Ferrari’s jokes about shoe purchases aside, Ferrari said she was attracted to the memorabilia show “because it’s a wholesome hobby, and you really meet some nice people.”She spoke of last year’s baseball spring training, which was cancelled after most of the teams had already reported. Frank Ferrari, who attended the Phillies pre-season for years, where he’s garnered dozens of signatures for his sale items, had to call his wife to let her know he would be coming home early this time.“I hadn’t heard anything on the news,” Peggy recalled, “and Frank said, (Phillies outfielder) ‘Andrew McCutchen just told me.’ Sure enough, he was right.”Steven and Roger Westcoat of Vineland were at the show to try to investigate what their late brother Mark’s collection is worth, and also for a nice morning out.“He had a pretty extensive collection of stuff, mostly basketball and baseball-related,” Roger Westcoat said. “We want to research what it’s really worth before we sell anything. He really enjoyed collecting.”Steven Westcoat shows some of his late brother Mark’s collection to dealer Marty Roesch. Peggy Ferrari shows off a Cole Hamels signed All-Star game ball at the Sports Memorabilia Show at the Music Pier.
[Via WNRN Website] Last Friday, we reported about an independent radio station, WNRN, that was planning a 24-hour Phish marathon in honor of their appearance of the 2016 edition of Lockn’. The Charlottesville, VA station fulfilled their promise with 24 hours of Phish programming, with selections spanning the band’s entire career.The station only took three commercial breaks during the 24 hour period, which spanned from 6 PM on Friday, June 3rd through 6 PM on the 4th. The full list includes some iconic selections, including the band’s 2000 show in Japan, Hampton Comes Alive, some Live Phish tracks, and more. The station also does a Grateful Dead program on Saturday mornings, and used the time to play Dead music with Trey Anastasio on lead guitar (i.e. Fare Thee Well and Furthur with Anastasio from Lockn’ 2013).You can see the full setlist below. If you’re as big of a Phish nerd as we are, you’ll be glad you did.WNRN’s Phish Playlist06:00:22p Phish Cavern 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA06:12:21p Phish Tweezer>Taste 3/7/09 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA06:42:47p Phish Weekapaug Groove 7/2/1997 Amsterdam, NL07:01:43p Phish Rift Hampton Comes Alive07:13:09p Phish Divided Sky 2/17/1997 Amsterdam, NL07:34:50p Phish Undermind 8/31/2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Commerce, CO07:56:20p Phish Gumbo 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA08:01:43p Phish My Friend, My Friend 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA08:15:15p Phish Harpua >2001>Harpua 7/16/1994 Sugarbush Summerstage. North Fayston, VT08:42:10p Phish Wilson > My Soul 2/17/1997 Amsterdam, NL08:56:53p Phish The Wedge 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA09:03:10p Phish Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA09:18:05p Phish Carini 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA09:42:23p Phish Stash > I Didn’t Know 6/15/95 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA10:03:24p Phish Julius 12/7/1995 Niagara Falls Convention Center. Niagara Falls, NY10:17:12p Phish Boogie On Reggae Woman > NICU Hampton Comes Alive10:37:40p Phish The Mango Song> Down w/ Disease 6/18/94 Set: I UIC Pavilion – Univ10:59:46p Phish Heavy Things 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA11:05:28p Phish Punch You in the Eye 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA11:19:41p Phish Ghost 7/1/1997 Amsterdam, NL11:47:58p Phish The Lizards 8/26/1989 Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 912:01:10a Phish Gumbo 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan12:01:10a Phish Llama 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan12:01:10a Phish Fee 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan12:54:19a Phish Split Open And Melt 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:09:38a Phish Back On The Train 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:23:11a Phish Twist 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:41:22a Phish Fukuoka Jam #1 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan01:57:42a Phish Walk Away 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:04:41a Phish Fukuoka Jam #2 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:11:48a Phish 2001 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:26:00a Phish The Squirming Coil 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan02:39:16a Phish Tube Hampton Comes Alive02:43:29a Phish Quinn The Eskimo Hampton Comes Alive02:48:11a Phish Driver Hampton Comes Alive02:51:50a Phish Split Open And Melt Hampton Comes Alive02:59:51a Phish Axilla I Hampton Comes Alive03:09:37a Phish Axilla I Hampton Comes Alive03:19:12a Phish Harry Hood > Character Zero Hampton Comes Alive03:41:51a Phish Cavern Hampton Comes Alive03:46:19a Phish Wilson > Big Black Furry Creature Hampton Comes Alive03:58:38a Phish Llama Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, OH 6/22/9404:03:08a Phish The Divided Sky 8/26/1989 Townshed Family Park. Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 904:17:35a Phish Water in the Sky 7/10/99 E Centre, Camden NJ Live Phish Vol:804:23:29a Phish Tube Hampton Comes Alive04:27:42a Phish David Bowie 6/15/1995 Lakewood Amphitheater. Atlanta, GA04:53:21a Phish First Tube 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA04:59:51a Phish Funky Bitch Hampton Comes Alive05:07:29a Phish Split Open And Melt Hampton Comes Alive05:22:20a Phish Boogie On Reggae Woman > NICU Hampton Comes Alive05:34:00a Phish Bathtub Gin > The Vibration of Life 11/19/1996 Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City MO05:52:25a Phish Sanity 10/31/96 Omni Atlanta, GA Live Phish Vol :1505:58:09a Phish Dogs Stole Things Hampton Comes Alive06:05:11a Phish Train Song 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1206:08:12a Phish Waste 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1206:17:13a Phish You Enjoy Myself 10/14/1995 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX06:47:53a Phish Bittersweet Motel 8/19/1998 Lemonwheel, Limestone, Maine06:51:36a Phish Wading In The Velvet Sea Hampton Comes Alive06:58:26a Phish Roggae Hampton Comes Alive07:08:53a Phish Wolfman’s Brother 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA07:20:39a Phish Halley’s Comet 9/18/2000 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH07:39:30a Phish The Horse > Silent in the Morning 7/16/1994 Sugarbush Summerstage07:46:02a Phish AC/ DC Bag 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA07:54:21a Phish First Tube 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA08:04:13a Phish Theme from the Bottom 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA08:12:30a Phish Character Zero 3/7/09 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA08:22:13a Phish Timber > Billy Breathes 2/17/1997 Amsterdam, NL08:36:01a Phish Lifeboy 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1208:46:19a Phish Foam Hampton Comes Alive08:56:08a Phish When The Circus Comes 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA09:09:29a 5:40 Grateful Dead Built to Last Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201509:15:10a 14:34 Grateful Dead China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201509:36:59a 7:52 Grateful Dead Samson and Delilah Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201509:48:14a 13:38 Grateful Dead Truckin’ Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201510:10:42a 13:10 Grateful Dead Cassidy Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201510:32:25a 7:43 Grateful Dead Althea Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201510:46:42a 11:00 Grateful Dead Not Fade Away Fare Thee Well Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 7/5/201511:04:58a 7:04 Furthur with Trey Anastasio Bertha 9/7/13 at Lockn’ Music Festival11:16:13a 4:43 Phish Sample In A Jar 6/22/1994 Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH11:25:36a 7:47 Phish Ya Mar 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA11:39:54a 6:54 Phish Piper Hampton Comes Alive11:53:02a 4:54 Phish Sweet Virginia 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA12:02:32p 4:20 Phish My Generation Live Phish Vol: 14 Rosemont Il12:04:02p 6:50 Phish Roses Are Free 10/20/2013 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA12:10:53p 3:42 Phish Takin’ Care of Business 10/20/13 Hampton, VA12:22:16p 5:38 Phish 2001 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA12:27:55p 7:08 Phish Rock and Roll Live Phish Vol: 5 7/8/00 Alpine Theater, WI12:41:12p 2:41 Phish Sabotage (Live) Hampton Comes Alive12:43:54p 6:04 Phish Boogie on Reggae Woman (Live) Hampton Comes Alive12:56:14p 6:55 Phish Loving Cup (Live) Live Phish 3/6/09 Hampton Va01:03:01p 7:23 Phish Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It Hampton Comes Alive01:09:01p 4:57 Phish Bold As Love 8/26/1989 Townshed Family Park. Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 901:13:59p 5:11 Phish Cities SLIP, STITCH, & PASS01:19:12p 3:14 Phish Peaches en Regalia Chicago 9401:29:13p 4:34 Phish La Grange (Live)01:33:48p 4:52 Phish Tubthumping Hampton Comes Alive01:42:54p 4:41 Phish Frankenstein 12/14/1995 Broome County Arena. Binghamton, NY01:47:36p 6:38 Phish Funky Bitch Hampton Comes Alive01:54:14p 5:21 Phish Sanity 10/31/96 Omni Atlanta, GA Live Phish Vol :1502:08:04p 9:06 Phish It’s Ice 3/07/2009 Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, VA02:17:10p 6:04 Phish Mound 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA02:23:15p 6:36 Phish Saw It Again 7/1/1997 Amsterdam, NL02:36:06p 6:10 Phish Guelah Papyrus Hampton Comes Alive02:42:17p 5:37 Phish If I Could 6/22/1994 Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH02:55:30p 3:47 Phish Dinner And A Movie 8/26/1989 Townshed Family Park. Townshed, VT Live Phish Vol. 903:00:00p 7:33 Phish Sleeping Monkey 8/13/1996 Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville IN Live Phish Vol. 1203:07:33p 9:06 Phish Bug 08/14/2010 Alpine Valley Music Theatre. East Troy, WI03:16:39p 9:06 Phish Ocelot 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA03:25:45p 2:17 Phish Dog Faced Boy 6/18/94 Set: I UIC Pavilion – Univ03:28:02p 12:26 Phish Llama 7/2/1997 Amsterdam, NL03:40:38p 10:09 Phish Guyute 12/7/1995 Niagara Falls Convention Center. Niagara Falls, NY03:58:55p 8:33 Phish Taste 6/15/10 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth VA04:16:24p 9:07 Phish Runaway Jim 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA04:34:05p 10:18 Phish Maze 6/22/1994 Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH04:51:02p 6:39 Phish Suzy Greenberg 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA04:58:04p 6:40 Phish Fee 6/14/2000 Drum Lodge, Fukuoka, Japan05:11:25p 2:43 Phish Old Home Place 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA05:17:36p 10:13 Phish Run Like An Antelope 12/05/2009 JPJA Charlottesville, VA05:36:39p 6:36 Phish Chalk Dust Torture 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA05:49:41p 4:04 Phish Dirt 7/1/1997 Amsterdam, NL05:59:18p 4:11 Phish Sparkle 2013/10/18 Hampton, VA
Coming to Austin, TX from April 6th through the 9th, the annual Euphoria Music Festival has returned with a great initial lineup. The first of three announcements sees Euphoria welcome headliners Alesso, Pretty Lights Live and Young Thugs, topping the bill on a lineup that will keep fans dancing throughout the weekend.The full announcement includes Bob Moses, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, The Floozies, The Knocks, Papadosio, Dr. Fresch, Poolside, Tennyson, Unlike Pluto, The Funk Hunters and so many more! You can see the lineup card posted below, and head to the festival’s website for details.
What will higher education look like in 2050? That was the question addressed Tuesday night (Nov. 30) by Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University.“We’re at the end of the fourth wave of change in higher education,” Crow began, arguing that research universities followed the initial establishment of higher education, public colleges, and land-grant schools in the timeline of America.In less than a half-century, he said, global market competition will be at its fastest rates of change ever, with several multitrillion-dollar economies worldwide. According to a recent Pew Foundation projection, the nation’s population could reach 435 million, with a large percentage of those residents economically disadvantaged. In addition, climate change will be “meaningfully disruptive” in many parts of the world.The everyday trends seen today, such as declining performance of students at all levels, particularly in math and science, and declining wages and employment among the less educated, will only continue, Crow maintained, and are, to say the least, not contributing to fulfilling the dream of meritocratic upward mobility, quality of life, sustainable environment, and longer life spans that most Americans share.“How is it that we can have these great research universities and have negative-trending outcomes?” Crow said in a talk that was part of the Science and Democracy Lecture Series sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology & Society. “I hold the universities accountable. … We are part of the problem.”Among the “things that we do that make the things that we teach less learnable,” Crow said, are the strict separation of disciplines, academic rigidity, and conservatism, the desire of universities to emulate schools at the top of the status hierarchy, and the lack of scalability that would allow a large number of students to be educated for a small amount of money.Since 2002, when Crow took the helm at Arizona State — which he calls the “new American university” — he has led more than three dozen initiatives that aim to make the school “inclusive, scalable, fast, adaptive, challenge-focused, and willing to take risks.”Among those initiatives were a restructuring of the engineering and life sciences schools to create more linkages between disciplines; the launch of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainability; the start of a Teachers College to address K-12 performance and increase the status of the Education Department at the university; and broadened access, increasing the freshman class size by 42 percent and the enrollment of students living below the poverty line by 500 percent.Universities must start, Crow noted, “by becoming self-reflective architects, figuring out what we have and what we actually need instead of what legend tells us we have to be.” Research universities today have “run their course,” he added. “Now is the time for variety.”A discussion panel afterward consisted of Cherry Murray, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and professor of physics; History Department Chair James Kloppenberg, the Charles Warren Professor of American History; and Daniel Schrag, director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, and professor of environmental science and engineering.During that discussion, Crow clarified and expanded on some of his points. He discussed, for example, the school’s distance-learning program, which he feels can address issues of scalability without a loss of quality. “Nearly 40 percent of undergrads are taking at least one course online,” he said, which helps the school to keep costs down while advancing interactive learning technologies.He said that Arizona State is working to increase the transfer and completion rates of community-college students, of whom only about 15 percent, historically, complete their later degrees. “We’ve built a system that will allow them to track into universities,” particularly where “culturally complex barriers” beyond finances impede even the most gifted students.