The New, 900-Page ‘Phish Companion’ Book Has Just Been Released

first_imgRead the book!The third volume of the Phish Companion was released today, with all proceeds going to benefit the Mockingbird Foundation. The Phish.net compendium features 898 pages of Phish glory, with setlists, song histories, jam charts, and crisp photography – most of which has never been published.In addition to all the Phish information, the book features original artwork for each chapter from some of Phish’s most beloved poster artists: Welker, Masthay, Helton, and more.For more about the Phish Companion, head to their official website and pick one up for yourself! Check out some preview images below.last_img

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Radiohead & Hans Zimmer Release “Blue Planet II” Collaboration

first_imgRadiohead and legendary film composer Hans Zimmer have teamed up to score the soundtrack for the BBC’s natural history series Blue Planet II. The collaboration, which they call “(ocean) bloom,” is a reinvention of Radiohead’s 2011 King Of Limbs “Bloom.” Today, the track reveals itself in a five-minute prequel to the Blue Planet II series. The track, featuring new vocals by Thom Yorke, was inspired by the sounds of the sea, and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Radiohead’s original “‘Bloom’ was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel,” explains Yorke in a recent press release.“It sort of seeped into my subconscious. I found myself dreaming of these creatures quite a lot,” Yorke explained in a BBC interview. “When we came to do all those weird recordings for The King of Limbs, it must have been in there. It started with Colin [Greenwood’s] bassline and ‘Open your mouth wide.’”Zimmer, who composed the scores for The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, and so many more added, “In a funny way, I was trying to be respectful and not ruin the song, if you know what I mean. If somebody hands you somebody else’s work, there’s responsibility and respect that comes with it.”James Honeyborne, executive producer of the documentary, said the collaboration is “an incredibly powerful companion to the scenes we’ve spent [four] years capturing.” The new series will once-again feature Sir David Attenborough as the narrator, and will include footage of newly discovered and never-before filmed creatures, including a new species of crab with a hairy chest – “nicknamed the ‘Hoff crab’” after Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.You can listen to the full, uninterrupted track here at the 51:22 mark. You should also watch Hans Zimmer and Thom Yorke’s “(ocean) bloom” in the new prequel to Blue Planet II below:last_img read more

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Faculty host public Ferguson discussion

first_imgJason Ruiz, assistant professor of American Studies, and Dianne Pinderhughes, professor of political science and Africana Studies, hosted an open forum Monday on the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., to discuss the implications these events have on racial and societal issues.Ruiz said the forum’s timeliness supplemented discussions people should have in and out of the classroom.“I’m teaching this class, Mixed Race America, and I thought starting with Ferguson was an obvious place to start a critical exploration of race relations, and especially race relations,” Ruiz said. “I always start the class talking about ‘What is Race?’ and right now when we ask ourselves, ‘What is race?’ Ferguson is looming large in terms of the state of American race relations.”Ruiz said perceptions of race are often skewed because of media biases — something students in the social media age are especially susceptible to.“The one thing I hope we can do is demand better, more fair media portrayals,” Ruiz said. “That’s something I took away that we all had in common. My task as an educator is to create more savvy media consumers.”Ruiz said the open forum style of discussion was meant to facilitate more frank discussions on the topic of race on campus.“I think students have a lot to say, but they sometimes don’t feel empowered or like they have a critical space with faculty members to really tell us how they feel,” Ruiz said. “This is a campus that has a lot of students, faculty and staff people that are interested in issues like this and keeping the conversation going. Personally, I hope [the forum] will be the start of many conversations.”Pinderhughes said that the very fact the forum was open and without a formal presentation gave the faculty in attendance an opportunity to see what the students were thinking about the situation.“We were very pleased with the turnout and we had a very nice range of questions,” Pinderhughes said. “Seeing that not all the students were in agreement opened up a lot of different options for people to engage in action.”Senior Deandra Cadet said her peers posed educated inquiries and honed in on the issue’s relevance to the University.“A lot of people were talking about what was the next step for us that we can take to educate ourselves on these issues and also be advocates against the sort of actions that might be police brutality,” Cadet said. “I think it’s more just about what actions we can take as students.”Cadet said the public exchange of opinions and facts on Ferguson allowed students to explore how race affects them personally and facilitate the discussion of topics of equality in their own social circles.“I think having actual concrete conversations with different people about things that are important to your life can really bridge the gap, because you can know someone of a different race and not really know them or what’s important to them,” Cadet said.Tags: Ferguson, Race relationslast_img read more

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GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER 9.09 PERCENT RATE INCREASE APPROVED

first_img            Green Mountain Power rates rose less than three percent betweenJanuary 2001 and the present increase, reflecting the success of our operationalefforts and the price stability offered by Green Mountain Power’slong-term contracts with the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and with Hydro Quebec.             “This rate increase is driven by rising wholesalepower and transmission costs,” said Green Mountain Power president andchief executive officer Christopher L. Dutton. “Fortunately, through our continuedefforts to become more effective, we’ve been able to hold our other costsflat overall.” GREENMOUNTAIN POWER9.09PERCENT RATE INCREASE APPROVED Rising energy costs are driving up rates for other utilitiesin Vermont, New Englandand across the country. In Vermont,rate hikes approved in the last year ranged from four percent to 23 percent. InNew England, rate hikes pending or approved inthe last year were as high as 52 percent.  CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The materials in this electronic mailtransmission (including all attachments) are private and confidential and arethe property of the sender. The information contained in the material may beprivileged and is intended only for the use of the named addressees above. Ifyou have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender bytelephone (802) 655-8420 or send an email [email protected](link sends e-mail).  Thank you.             For more information, please call Dorothy Schnure, Manager,Corporate Communications, (802) 450-2213.             Green Mountain Power is the first electric utility in thestate to file a plan under this statute, which established a public policy goalof separating the financial success of a utility from increased electricitysales, thereby removing potential barriers to energy conservation. v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } -30-             “This new regulatory framework creates some immediatebenefits for our customers, in that this rate increase is slightly lower thanit would have been without the efficiency savings built into this plan. Webelieve that as we move forward, the streamlined cost recovery and efficiencyincentives built into the plan will help us control costs and serve ourcustomers even better,” said Mr. Dutton.             COLCHESTER, VT…Green Mountain Power(NYSE:GMP) received on Friday approval from the Vermont Public Service Board toincrease its rates by 9.09 percent for electricity used beginning January 1,2007. The Board also approved a plan to establish a new regulatory frameworkfor the Company, as encouraged last year by the Legislature. The Company andthe Vermont Department of Public Service earlier this year reached a settlementagreement on both the rate increase and the alternative regulation plan.             The new regulatory framework approved by the Vermont PublicService Board this week streamlines the regulatory process and createsincentives for the Company to become even more efficient. The Board retains allauthority to review Company costs and set rates, but it can do so on a moreregular basis. SharonA. LuciaParalegalGreen Mountain Power163 Acorn LaneColchester, VT  05446802-655-8425Fax #[email protected](link sends e-mail)             The average bill for a Green Mountain Power residentialcustomer using 500 kilowatthours a month will increase by $6.19 per month, from$68.03 to $74.22. NEWS                                                                          FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE#31-06                                                                                      December22, 2006last_img read more

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Back-to-school tax free weekend to begin on Friday

first_imgFlorida’s tax holiday for school supplies is set to begin on Friday continuing through Sunday.Items that will be tax-empt include; clothing, footwear, school supplies $15 or less, and more.Check out the full list of what is eligible for the holiday, click here.last_img

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England pair win Fairhaven Trophies in style

first_img Tags: elite golf, England squads, Fairhaven Trophies Rosie Belsham and Callum Macfie led a great weekend for England at the Fairhaven Trophies in Lancashire, where they respectively won the girls’ and boys’ titles in great style.Belsham, from Whitley Bay, Northumberland, powered to 23-under par and a 20 shot win over Darcey Harry of Wales. It’s the lowest gross ever recorded in the Fairhaven Trophies, beating the best boys’ score by four and the best girls’ score by 11.Meanwhile, Macfie, from Lindrick in Yorkshire, birdied the last two holes for a two-shot victory – and a triumphant return from injury.It’s the biggest win to date for both players (pictured top), who train with England squads. For Belsham, there was the added pleasure of beating par over 72 holes for the first time – and the vindication for making swing changes over the last fortnight. Macfie, who finished on seven-under, won his title at his third and final attempt before leaving junior ranks.Belsham, playing against a par of 75, shot 70 68 69 70. Her seven-under 68 is her lowest-ever score and, over the championship, she had four eagles. “I’m very pleased,” she said. “It’s my first win in a national event so I’m very happy.”Two weeks ago the 17-year-old decided to make significant swing changes and worked hard on the range to groove them. “It really paid off,” she said.“I knew my short game was in really good shape, I just didn’t have any expectation of my long game. But after the first round I was paying good!”Macfie, 18, had to take six weeks out last season after injuring his left side, so his win is particularly sweet. “My injury set me back and my confidence was a little bit low. But with my coach and my training (in the gym) I’ve got to a place where I’m injury free and swinging pain free and that’s made the difference. And I played my heart out.”Macfie opened with two-over 74, but after his second round 68 he was in third place at the halfway stage and four shots off the lead, set by his Yorkshire team-mate Ben Schmidt. “I didn’t try and push too hard today, I just gave myself chances and didn’t put myself under too much pressure.“It was really exciting coming down the stretch, Ben was playing well, Tiger (Christensen from Germany) was doing well a couple of groups ahead. It was a pressure situation, but I came out on top,” said Macfie who shot 70 69 in the last two rounds.Christensen was runner-up on five-under, followed by Schmidt (Rotherham) on four under. Three other English players were in the top 10: Remy Miller (Prestbury, Cheshire) was fifth; Jamie Marwick (Corhampton, Hampshire) was ninth and Jacob Kelso (Kings Hill, Kent) was 10th.Belsham also teamed up with George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Dominic Clemons (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) to win the team prize for England. Belsham is pictured with Leigh.Click here for full scores 5 May 2019 England pair win Fairhaven Trophies in style last_img read more

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Tulane player stable after surgery on spine

first_imgby Emily Wagster PettusTULSA, Okla. (AP)—Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how serious the injury is and whether it will leave him paralyzed.Senior safety Devon Walker was in stable condition and recovering in an intensive-care unit after a three-hour surgery to stabilize his spine at St. Francis Hospital, said Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane’s director of sports medicine. DEVON WALKER(AP Photo/Tulane University) “These kind of injuries take 24, 48, sometimes 72 hours to fully declare themselves,” Stewart said before the surgery. “We don’t know what the long-term implications and outcomes are going to be.”Stewart said he was with Walker on the field, in the ambulance and at the hospital after the injury Saturday. He said Walker was put into a cervical collar and couldn’t see much of what was happening, so Stewart explained what was going on. Walker was talking with doctors as he was being treated, Stewart said.Walker’s parents had traveled to Oklahoma to be with their son, and they were “doing as well as can be expected,” Stewart said.“They’re like the rest of us—hopeful and prayerful.”Stewart was back in New Orleans on Sunday, as were Walker’s teammates. He said Tulane’s athletic director and the football team’s trainer remained in Oklahoma with Walker.Walker’s injury occurred on the final play of the first half, hours after Tulane opened the Conference USA portion of its schedule against Tulsa. Tulsa was leading 35-3 and facing a fourth-and-2 with the ball at the 33-yard line on Saturday when the Golden Hurricane called timeout. Tulane then called timeout.When play resumed, Tulsa quarterback Cody Green tossed a short pass to Willie Carter, who caught it at about the 28, and turned upfield. He was tackled around the 17-yard line, with defensive tackle Julius Warmsley and Walker sandwiching him and apparently smashing their helmets together.Medical personnel from both teams tended to Walker as he lay on the field. FOX Sports reported a hush went over the crowd at H.A. Chapman Stadium as Walker was attended to, and that several coaches were in tears as he was taken away in an ambulance. Spectators bowed their heads as someone on the field led the stadium in prayer.Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference that Walker never completely lost consciousness and was breathing on his own.“He was stable when we transported him,” Savoie said. “I do not think, based on the information we have, his life was ever in danger.”Walker is a senior majoring in cell and molecular biology. His brother, Raynard, told The Associated Press on Saturday that their mother was watching the game on television when her son was injured.Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said after the 45-10 loss that while Walker was on the field, Johnson told Walker that he was praying for him and that help was on the way.He said the mood among players was somber and called the day his most difficult ever.“It was tremendous that they finished the game, as I thought about just saying ‘Hey look, let’s not do anything else. Let’s just get on the road and go.’”last_img read more

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Serena Williams backs Nike after maternity pay controversy

first_imgSerena Williams of the U.S. reacts after missing a shot against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Serena Williams backed her sponsor Nike on Monday after controversy over the sporting goods giant’s maternity policy, saying that “it’s about learning from mistakes”.The 23-time Grand Slam champion has been the face of a Nike advertising campaign telling women to “dream crazier”.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 33-year-old Felix had spoken out after US team-mates Alysia Montano and Kara Goucher leveled similar allegations against Nike as part of an investigation by the Times.“They told stories we athletes know are true, but have been too scared to tell publicly: If we have children, we risk pay cuts from our sponsors during pregnancy and afterward,” wrote Felix, who gave birth to a baby girl in December.The New York Times reported that Williams’ contract had been kept intact when she was pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia, while other women saw their pay cut in similar situations.But the 37-year-old Williams said that it was understandable it took Nike time to embrace change.“I feel like as time goes on, as technology changes and as, you know, the world changes, people realize that we have to change our policies,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img MOST READ View comments The company has reportedly said it will change its policy of cutting female athletes’ pay during and after pregnancy, after being widely criticized, including by American track and field star Allyson Felix.“I’m glad that statement was made, and I know that herefore and going forward, they’re doing better,” Williams said after her French Open first-round win over Russian Vitalia Diatchenko in Paris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“That’s what it’s about. It’s about learning from mistakes and doing better.”According to the New York Times, Nike plans to waive performance-pay reductions for 12 months for athletes who decide to have a baby. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Mighty Sports assembles best possible team for Jones Cup, taps Rajko Toroman as deputy “And I think that Nike wanted to do that, and they started doing that. And so I think they made a really bold statement by doing that with me, and I think they’re going to — I know, actually, that they’re going to continue to make that statement.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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