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Watch Bob Weir’s Surprise Appearance With Phil Lesh At Terrapin In Full

first_imgFor the first time in months, beloved Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh shared the stage at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads for a surprise afternoon set. The show took place at the new Terrapin Crossroads Backyard space, and came in celebration of the space’s opening. The venue and the city of San Rafael, CA worked on the reopening of Beach Park, and the outdoor stage was officially opened earlier this month when Lesh performed with Soulive and Jackie Greene.Weir made an appearance in the afternoon, joining Lesh for a short and sweet set with accompaniment from Ross James. The two opened with Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” before bringing out the always fun “Monkey & The Engineer.” The set continued with classics like “On The Road Again” and “Dark Hollow,” before getting into two Grateful Dead classics, “Friend Of The Devil” and “Ripple.”You can watch the last three songs below:When I Paint My Masterpiece/Monkey & The EngineerOn The Road AgainDark HollowFriend Of The DevilRippleSetlist: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Ross James at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 4/30/16Set: When I Paint My Masterpiece, Monkey & The Engineer, On The Road Again, Dark Hollow, Friend Of The Devil, Ripple[Setlist/Videos per Deadheadland]last_img read more

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Young Scholars 2013

first_imgMore than 80 Georgia high school students gained real-world research experience this summer through the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ (CAES) Young Scholars program.For the past 16 years, the program has paired researchers in the CAES, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Veterinary Medicine with high school students to foster their love of science.Access to state-of-the-art equipmentNot many high school biology or chemistry labs have the equipment needed to isolate and analyze the genome of a crop fungus or gas spectrometers to parse out the compounds that make an onion sweet. Young Scholars have access to high tech equipment like this through the program. The students conducted experiments during the two-month program to address novel and interesting questions. Some will even have their work published before they graduate from high school, which gives them a leg up in their scientific careers. “It really expanded the kind of careers that I’ve thought about,” said Theresa Vencill, a second-year Young Scholar who graduated from Cedar Shoals High School this spring. “Originally, I wanted to do biology and maybe teach or something. “But being here and seeing the different professors that are here and what they do and the different aspects of science, it’s really made me think, ‘Do I want to do field work? Do I want to do lab studies? Do I want to be a teacher?’ It’s really expanded my knowledge of what science is.” Vencill worked with CAES entomologist Nancy Hinkle in testing the effectiveness of pesticides used in poultry houses. Learning from UGA scientists“One of the things they’re seeing here is, by doing this, these scientists are just people,” said CAES Dean J. Scott Angle. “They’re here to help and want these young people to be successful. They can become their friends and their mentors.”Not all Young Scholars pursue careers in science, but the experience of working in a research laboratory can benefits students who go into the liberal arts as well. “Engaging in research and understanding how research is correctly done is learning how to ask good questions and solve problems,” said John Sherwood, professor and head of the UGA Department of Plant Pathology and assistant dean for diversity relations for the CAES. “These are skills that are useful in many aspects of one’s life. Additionally, as policy and science are often mixed in the news, understanding how scientific information was obtained that is being used in a policy discussion can help an individual make informed decisions regarding that policy.”Began in GriffinThe Young Scholars program began on the UGA Griffin Campus in 1989 and was originally geared to provide a collegiate experience to students who were not planning to attend college. Since then the program has expanded to include UGA’s main campus in Athens and the UGA Tifton Campus. The program strives to select students that are truly ready to engage in real world research and match them to projects of potential interest. Because of this experience, many Young Scholars continue their research careers when at UGA as undergraduates through the college’s undergraduate research program. Third-year Young Scholars will round out there experience by traveling to UGA’s Costa Rica Campus this week for an international experience.For more information about the Young Scholars Program, visit www.ysp.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Explainer: Who’s WHO? The World Health Organization under scrutiny

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) is back in the spotlight over its performance in the global fight against the new coronavirus after US President Donald Trump’s administration gave notice it would quit the body in a year’s time.Trump has accused the WHO of becoming a puppet for China during the coronavirus pandemic.The WHO said on Thursday it would set up an independent panel to review its handling of the pandemic and the response by governments. Here are main features of the WHO and its work:What is it?The WHO is an agency of the United Nations set up in 1948 to improve health globally. It has more than 7,000 people working in 150 country offices, six regional offices and its Geneva headquarters.Its director general – currently the Ethiopian Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – is elected for a five-year term. Tedros’ five-year term began on July 1, 2017. What does it do?The WHO’s stated aim is “to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable”.It has no power to impose health policies on national governments, but acts as an adviser and offers guidance on best practice in disease prevention and health improvement.It has three main strands of work:- aiming for universal health coverage in every country- preventing and responding to acute emergencies- promoting health and wellbeing for all. What doesn’t it do?Like a lot of international institutions, the WHO suffers from false perceptions about its scope and resources.The WHO is not “the world’s doctor”: it does not provide treatment or conduct disease surveillance – although it does advise national and international authorities on those matters.It has no powers of sanction, and the information it collates and publishes is only as good as the data and expertise it gets from member states and its technical specialists.Is every country part of it?The WHO has 194 member states: every country except Liechtenstein which is a member of the United Nations but not of its global health agency. They appoint representatives to The World Health Assembly, which convenes annually and sets WHO policies. These policies are implemented by the WHO’s Executive Board, composed of members technically qualified in health.Who pays for it?The WHO’s member states provide funding via two routes: assessed contributions and voluntary contributions. The WHO’s budgets are biennial, spanning two years. Its 2020-2021 budget is almost $4.85 billion, up 9% from the previous two-year period.Assessed contributions are calculated on the basis of a country’s wealth and population, while voluntary contributions are often targeted by the donor at specific regions or diseases – such as polio, malaria, or infant mortality in poor areas.Philanthropic foundations and multinational groups such as the European Commission are also major donors to the WHO.The United States is the biggest overall donor and had contributed more than $800 million by the end of 2019 for the 2018-2019 biennial funding period. The Gates Foundation is the second largest donor, followed by Britain.What are seen as its major successes and failures?The WHO is widely credited with leading a 10-year campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s and has also led global efforts to end polio, a battle that is in its final stages.In the past few years, the WHO has also coordinated battles against viral epidemics of Ebola in Congo and Zika in Brazil.In the current COVID-19 disease outbreak, while many have praised the WHO’s leadership, Trump has accused it of being China-centric and giving bad advice about the emerging pandemic.Trump announced a temporary halt to US funding in April, prompting condemnation from many world leaders. The United Nations said this week it had received formal notification of the US decision to leave the body next year.In the past, the WHO was accused of overreacting to the 2009-10 H1N1 flu pandemic and also faced widespread criticism for not reacting quickly enough to the vast Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 that killed more than 11,000 people. Topics :last_img read more

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Bayern ride luck to win Super Cup and fifth title of year

first_imgTopics : “What counts is that we won the game. Everything else we will need to do better on Sunday [against Hertha],” he added.Bayern, eager to bounce back from Sunday’s shock 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim which snapped their 32-game unbeaten run, quickly raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Corentin Tolisso in the 18th minute and Thomas Mueller in the 32nd.Dortmund battled back with a goal from Julian Brandt before Thomas Meunier missed a golden chance to level with only Manuel Neuer to beat but the defender sent his shot well over the bar.Erling Haaland did better in the 55th minute and should have scored again when he was sent through. Neuer stood his ground, however, to deny the Norwegian and Kimmich snatched the winner.Bayern have also won the German league and Cup double, the Champions League and the European Super Cup this year. Bayern Munich wasted a two-goal lead and needed a lucky 82nd- minute winner from Joshua Kimmich to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in Germany’s Super Cup on Wednesday and secure their fifth title of the year.Midfielder Kimmich snatched the ball in midfield, played a one-two with Robert Lewandowski and had his shot blocked before the ball bounced back off his foot and into the net.”It was not that easy especially in the second half. We led 2-0 but then made our own life difficult,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who took over in November and has enjoyed a sensational 10 months in charge.last_img read more

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David de Gea brands Manchester United vs Liverpool as the ‘El Clasico’ of England

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 Feb 2019 10:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment David de Gea joined the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid in 2011 (Picture: Getty)David de Gea has branded Manchester United’s upcoming game against Liverpool as England’s version of “El Clasico”.The Red Devils host their Merseyside rivals in the Premier League on Sunday, with both sides desperate for three points to keep their season on track.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need full points to maintain their challenge for fourth spot, while Liverpool want to keep their position at the top of the Premier League.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAnd De Gea, who is in his eighth season at the Red Devils, has compared the match to Barclona vs Real Madrid in La Liga.‘It’s the biggest game in England,’ De Gea told the club’s programme United Review. ‘It’s a very special game, for the fans, the club and the players and, above all, when it’s at Old Trafford, it’s always even more of an occasion. It’s just a massive game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We aim to enjoy and, of course, we’ll be trying our best to win it.‘When I was in Spain, you always used to hear talk of the big rivalry and the huge game, or Clasico, between Manchester United and Liverpool.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘You have two very big clubs, and it’s a game to really savour.’Three points for Liverpool would restore their three-point gap at the top of the table between themselves and Manchester City.If United win, they will maintain their fourth place above Arsenal and Chelsea for at least another week.The game kicks off at 2.05pm on Sunday at Old Trafford.MORE: Bale prefers Madrid stay to United or Chelsea switchWhat will the result be?Liverpool0%Draw0%Man Utd0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultscenter_img Advertisement David de Gea brands Manchester United vs Liverpool as the ‘El Clasico’ of Englandlast_img read more

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Arsenal slam UEFA for decision to hold Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be unable to play in Europa League final given the political tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan (Picture: Getty)‘We have received many complaints from our fans about this and we fully share their concerns.‘On behalf of our fans, we would like to understand the criteria by which venues are selected for finals, and also how supporter requirements are taken into account as part of this.‘Moving forward we would urge Uefa to ensure that supporter logistics and requirements are a key part of any future decisions for final venues as what has happened this season is unacceptable, and cannot be repeated. We would be happy to join any future discussions to avoid this situation happening again.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal will return to Baku for their upcoming Europa League final against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have released a strongly worded statement condemning UEFA’s decision to host the upcoming Europa League final in Baku.Unai Emery’s side will meet London rivals Chelsea in the Azerbaijani capital, but both clubs have been allocated just 12,000 tickets between them.The political tensions between the host country and neighbouring Armenia has presented a further problem with Henrikh Mkhitaryan unlikely to be granted access to the country, as was the case earlier in the competition when Arsenal beat Qarabag during the group stages.‘Everyone at Arsenal is delighted to have reached the Uefa Europa League final and we are all very much looking forward to the match against Chelsea on Wednesday, May 29,’ read a statement on Arsenal’s official website.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘However, we are bitterly disappointed by the fact that due to transport limitations Uefa can only make a maximum of 6,000 tickets available to Arsenal for a stadium with a capacity of well over 60,000. Time will tell if it is even possible for 6,000 Arsenal fans to attend the match, given how extreme the travel challenges are.‘We have 45,000 season-ticket holders and for so many fans to miss out due to Uefa selecting a final venue with such limited transport provision is quite simply not right. The reality is that whoever reached the final would not be able to meet demand from their supporters. Arsenal slam UEFA for decision to hold Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 May 2019 10:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link706Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wolf Administration Announces $5 Million in Grants to Help Individuals in Recovery for Opioid Use Disorder and Their Families

first_img January 30, 2020 Wolf Administration Announces $5 Million in Grants to Help Individuals in Recovery for Opioid Use Disorder and Their Families Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will be making available $5 million in funding for grants to support people in recovery from opioid use disorder and their families. Three million in grants will be available for entities to deliver employment support services to individuals in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking to enter the workforce, and $2 million will go towards funding for entities to deliver recovery support services.The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf Administration to bolster the state’s response to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.“A key component to an individual’s sustained recovery is the right services and supports – whether that’s help finding and retaining a job or help incorporating family into the recovery process,” Gov. Wolf said. “Providing access to support is vital to sustained recovery and a successful, fulfilling future for everyone involved in the journey through opioid use disorder.”“To date, we have significantly expanded access to treatment, and we are starting to shift our focus to the entire continuum of care, including career services and incorporating family members more into the recovery process,” Drug and Alcohol Programs Sec. Jennifer Smith said. “These grants will enable organizations to give individuals the necessary tools to succeed after treatment and empower their recovery.”For the $3 million in employment support services, all applicants must identify at least one employer partner who is committed to providing employment opportunities to individuals in recovery from OUD. Grant funding will be awarded up to $200,000 for a wide variety of eligible items, including:Vocational assessments;Resume writing;Interviewing skills;Job placement; andTransportation assistance related to employment.The $2 million grant funding to deliver recovery support services to individuals from opioid use disorder and their families will be awarded up to $500,000 for a wide variety of eligible items, including:Recovery coaching through Certified Recovery Specialists;Recovery coaching through Certified Family Recovery Specialists;Psychoeducational groups;Telephonic supports;Family-specific programming; andFamily mentoring.Applications and project summaries for both grants can be found on the DDAP website. Applications must be submitted via email to RA-DAGrantsMgmt@pa.gov by 12:00pm on Friday, February 21, 2020. Applications will be competitively reviewed and scored based upon the applicant’s adherence to the funding announcement guidelines, and a timely submission to DDAP.Questions regarding the grants and the application process should be forwarded to RA-DAGrantsMgmt@pa.gov.For more information about the work the Wolf Administration is doing to combat the opioid crisis, visit pa.gov/opioids.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Asset management roundup: Investment Association, Oxera, Moody’s

first_imgLuis Correia da Silva, partner at Oxera, said the report differed from much research because of its focus on how asset managers contributed to the efficient allocation of capital, especially on their role in distributing capital to companies.“This role of asset management is particularly important during periods when bank lending has been reduced, creating a funding gap,” he said.“Much of that gap has been filled by direct lending and equity investment by asset managers.“Based on data collected for this study, it is estimated the new funds channelled to businesses by asset managers were equivalent to around a third of the value of total UK business investment in 2014.”The report also claims asset managers hold UK equities for around six years on average.This, said Jonathan Lipkin, director of public policy at the IA, is “much longer than commonly supposed”.The asset management industry was included in an action plan launched by the association in March to boost long-term investment in the UK economy. In other news, credit ratings agency Moody’s has said traditional active asset management “will likely have to shrink substantially”, and will probably lose market share to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and smart beta.It said the shift into lower-fee passive investment products since 2007 was not temporary, and that the share of passive investing was likely to grow further.It made the comments in a global asset management sector note, although the market share figures it cited were for the US mutual fund industry.According to Moody’s, the shift into passive investing is fuelled by factors such as that “the vast majority of active managers, and the industry in aggregate, consistently underperform passive, indexed investments”.The high fees of actively management funds “are also more noticeable and impactful to investors” in the prevailing low-yield environment, it said.Regulation on transparency of costs and disclosure of fees is another driver, according to the agency.Traditional active asset managers’ revenues have decreased as a result of the shift to passive, it said, adding that some traditional active managers were trying to adjust their business models in response.“A number of active managers that had not previously offered passive products have recently altered their strategies and either made acquisitions or created new products to address the shift from active to passive investing,” said Moody’s. “Much of this investment has been in ETFs and smart beta, which are likely to take share from traditional active management.”However, because quantitative investing is also scalable, “the large number of smart beta managers is also likely to shrink to a few surviving winners managing large amounts of capital”. The UK asset management industry is estimated to have provided some 60% of the financing raised by UK companies in the capital markets in 2013-14, according to a study commissioned by the Investment Association (IA).The study, carried out by the consultancy Oxera, looked into the role of asset managers in channelling money to public and private companies.It estimates UK asset managers were responsible for funding 65% of bonds issued by corporates in 2013-14, and some 40% of the cash raised by share issues on the stock market.“Overall,” Oxera said in a statement, “asset managers provided £119bn of the £200bn raised on capital markets in the period, equating to 60% of all financing.”last_img read more

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Europa League: Wolves thrash Espanyol 4-0 in last-32 clash

first_imgDiogo Jota scored a hat-trick for Wolves as they thrashed Espanyol in their Europa League last-32 clash.Advertisement Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have a four-goal lead to protect on their trip to Spain for the second leg after the thrilling 4-0 win at Molineux. Read Also: Lacazette’s goal hands Arsenal slim win over OlympiakosJota got his second goal of the game to put Wolves 3-0 ahead when he fired into the top corner after 67 minutes and completed his hat-trick in the final few minutes.Full results from Europa League early kick-offs:CFR Cluj 1-1 SevillaBruges 1-1 Manchester UnitedEintracht Frankfurt 4-1 Red Bull SalzburgCopenhagen 1-1 CelticGetafe 2-0 AjaxLudogorets 0-2 Inter MilanShakhtar Donetsk 2-1 BenficaSporting Lisbon 3-1 Istanbul BasaksehirEuropa League late kick-offs:Apoel Nicosia 0-3 BaselAZ Alkmaar 1-1 LASKBayer Leverkusen 2-1 PortoOlympiakos 0-1 ArsenalRangers 3-2 Sporting BragaRoma 1-0 GentWolfsburg 2-1 MalmoWolves 4-0 EspanyolFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The home side took just 15 minutes to claim the lead as Jota scored his first from close range.Ruben Neves extended Wolves’ lead with a spectacular volley from outside the area.Espanyol could only clear a Traore cross as far as Neves who chested the ball down before volleying in from 25 yards after 52 minutes.center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Loading… last_img read more

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Man arrested on child solicitation charges

first_imgVevey, IN—The Switzerland County Sheriffs Department has arrested Daniel Scranton, 40, of Bennington after the conclusion of an investigation on social media.  Scranton was charged on allegations of child solicitation and dissemination of matter harmful to a minor on Wednesday.  He is currently being held At the Switzerland County jail on a $3000 cash bond.last_img

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