On Friday, The String Cheese Incident headlined the first full day of music at DelFest with two guest-filled sets. Ahead of The String Cheese Incident’s two sets on Friday, bluegrass favorites like Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, and The Del McCoury Band warmed up the Grandstand main stage with sets of their own.SCI got the whole DelFest family involved on their first set, welcoming a string of bluegrass heavyweights including Joe Craven (on “Manga”), Del McCoury Band members Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, and Jason Carter (who stuck around for several songs including “Colorado Bluebird Sky”, the SCI debut of Hank Williams‘ “Long Gone Lonesome Blues”, “Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik”, Steve Miller Band‘s “Take The Money and Run” > “Salt Creek” > “Take The Money and Run”, and “Big Mon”), and Cody Kilby, Alan Bartram and Del McCoury himself (on a cover of Leon Jackson‘s “Love Please Come Home”).The band’s second slot began without the barrage of guests from the first set, as SCI worked through “Hi Ho No Show”, “Way Back Home”, and “Rollover” with their core lineup. However, they had been hinting at a collaboration with Billy Strings on social media (“We hear Billy Strings is nearby). That sit-in came to fruition when Billy Strings frontman William Apostol joined the band on guitar and vocals for a quick-pickin’ showdown between Billy Strings and Billy Nershi on a rendition of “Black Clouds”.You can watch crowd-shot video of The String Cheese Incident and Billy Strings’ William Apostol performing “Black Clouds” at DelFest below:The String Cheese Incident w/ Billy Strings – “Black Cloud”[Video: Michael Beyer]You can also watch fan-shot footage of the full second set below:The String Cheese Incident – DelFest – Set Two – 5/24/19 DelFest continues today with sets by Larry Keel Experience, The Gibson Brothers & The Mockingbird Band, I’m With Her featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass, Tyler Childers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Railroad Earth, and more. For a full schedule, head here.From here, The String Cheese Incident will head to Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre for a three-night run of shows. For a ticketing info and a full list of their upcoming dates, head to the band website.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | DelFest | Cumberland, MD | 5/25/19Set One: Got What He Wanted > Cant Stop Now, Manga1, Betray The Dark, The Road Home, Colorado Bluebird Sky2, Long Gone Lonesome Blues23, Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik2 > Take The Money And Run2 > Salt Creek2 > Take The Money And Run2 > Big Mon2 > Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik, Love Please Come Home4, I Saw The Light5Set Two: Hi Ho No Show > Way Back Home > Rollover, Black Clouds6, Illegal > Close Your EyesEncore: I WishNotes: 1 with Joe Craven on Talking Drum, 2 with Ronnie McCoury on Mandolin, Robbie McCoury on Banjo, Jason Carter on Fiddle, 3 Hank Williams Tune (First Time Played),4 Leon Jackson tune with Del McCoury, 5 Hank Williams tune with Del McCoury & Alan Bartram on Bass, Cody Kilby on Acoustic Guitar, 6 with Billy Strings on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Behold! Shaped like an E with sloping, green courtyards between the arms, Currier House was the first Harvard undergraduate dorm to house faculty members, and even had a child-care center. Famed dames Each pavilion at Currier House is named for a prominent woman. The House that Currier built Words preserved Lines from a speech by Audrey Currier’s brother are saved at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard. He spoke at a dedication of the building in 1971. Coed Women and men residents of Currier House in yearbooks from the early 1970s. In 1972, full coeducational dormitories were instituted at Harvard. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Entry court A photograph of the entry court at Currier House was published in this booklet, which was distributed at the Currier House dedication in 1971. Dig it A Radcliffe newspaper from 1968 shows the excavation for Currier House. The newspaper is preserved at the Schlesinger Library. Let’s hear it for the girls Currier House housemates Rachel Bervell (from left), Nadia Farjood, Jeanette Schnierle, Jordan Ashwood, Sarah Mumanachit, Karina Herrera, and Melissa Naidoo cheer on their House, the only housing facility named in honor of a woman. Blueprints Currier House architects, Harrison and Abramovitz, surveyed students about their desires for housing, and so pioneered small clusters of dorm units, each with upstairs bedrooms and a downstairs living room. Unlike the other undergraduate residences at Harvard, Currier House on the Radcliffe Quadrangle is named solely for a woman.Audrey Bruce Currier House opened in 1970, named after a Radcliffe alumna who had died in a plane crash. The architects, Harrison and Abramovitz, surveyed students about their desires for housing, and so pioneered small clusters of dorm units, each with upstairs bedrooms and a downstairs living room. Currier also was planned to include freshmen, to benefit from a mix of ages.Shaped like an E with sloping, green courtyards between the arms, it was the first Harvard undergraduate dorm to house faculty members, and even had a child-care center. Other unusual features included sewing rooms and a laundry in the solarium, a photography studio, a music-dance facility, and a skating court. It now houses men as well as women.But all of Currier’s four pavilions are named for women graduates. Resident Nadia Farjood ’13 said, “It is inspiring walking through the doors of Currier and seeing the faces of five women, all distinguished alumnae of Radcliffe College, to my left. Most wall space at Harvard is devoted to images of men, and I am proud to live in the only House named after a female.” Farjood is a director of the Athena Program, a gender-empowerment program associated with Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association.Inside Currier, common spaces have offbeat names such as “the Fishbowl,” “the Treehouse,” and “the Mousehole.” Four groups of 10 single bedrooms surround the largest in-suite common rooms at the College. These suites, less aptly named at Currier, are known as “the Ten Men.” Flashback A photograph of the House master’s living room at Currier House displays enviable mod furnishings — look at those chairs! Audrey Bruce Currier Currier House’s namesake, alumna Audrey Bruce Currier, died in a plane crash — depicted here in this New York Times article.
The Mind Brain Behavior graduates of the Class of 2017 were recognized at a ceremony held on Class Day at the Harvard Faculty Club. The event included remarks by MBB Standing Committee co-chair Florian Engert (Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, FAS), MBB Initiative Co-Director Alfonso Caramazza (Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology, FAS), MBB faculty member Edward Kravitz (George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology, HMS), and graduating senior Layla Stahr ’17.Graduates, who have fulfilled a set of interdisciplinary requirements to complete an MBB track or secondary field, include Taiga Abe (Neurobiology), Niya Courtney Avery (Secondary), Nicasia Beebe-Wang (Computer Science), Enchi Kristina Chang (Neurobiology), Angelica Clayton (Secondary), Katie Olivia Cohen (History and Science), Stephanie Deccy (Secondary), Micah Sivitz Gellman (Neurobiology), Caroline Florence Gentile (Neurobiology), Marwa Harp (Secondary), Meghan Patricia Hind (Neurobiology), Eric Hollenberg (Secondary), Ailsa Morison Jeffries (Secondary), Angela Jiang (Secondary), Eleni Kovatsis (Neurobiology), Priscilla Lee (Secondary), Hannah Ruth Leverson (Human Evolutionary Biology), Julia Lord (Neurobiology), Deirbhile Martin (Secondary), Adriana Sofía Méndez Leal (Neurobiology), Cynthia Masako Okamoto (Neurobiology), Udodiri Rosemary Okwandu (History and Science), Halie Ann Olson (Neurobiology), Shivangi Parmar (Human Evolutionary Biology), Justin Sanchez (Neurobiology), Emma Claire Satterthwaite Muresianu (Neurobiology), Layla Badri Stahr (Neurobiology), Georgia Stirtz (Neurobiology), Julia Thomas (Secondary), Julia Lynne Versel (Secondary), and Yi Zhang (Neurobiology). Read Full Story
Heavy rainfall and high winds contributed to Georgia farmers growing fewer Vidalia onions this year, but demand for the popular vegetable and low yields for Texas onions helped keep prices steady.According to Cliff Riner, coordinator of the University of Georgia Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, Georgia’s onion crop was limited this year due to an accumulation of inclement weather. “We had temperatures as low as 15 degrees (Fahrenheit), hail storms, 40- to 50-mile-per-hour winds and really heavy rain,” Riner said. Weather conditions added to a crop that was already short this year. “We were already planting 400 to 600 acres fewer than what we have been planting. There weren’t many growers that increased their acreage planted after last year. We just harvested an average crop, with some major losses to fields that weren’t even brought in,” he said.Riner said the biggest hit came on the second maturity group of onions, what is referred to as the “early main season.” Two major storms brought hail and winds through southeast Georgia just as fields were starting to mature. “This group of onions makes up our largest acreage. Some fields weren’t harvested because of the hail damage, and where there was just strong wind, we just didn’t get the size we needed. When the wind lays the tops down and knocks the leaves off, the onion won’t increase in size as it would normally. Some growers suffered losses worse than others, but the weather brought some challenges (to all growers) this year,” Riner said.Vidalia onions are harvested in only 20 state-sanctioned Georgia counties from mid-April through May.Though production was lacking this season, farmers that did produce a good crop were rewarded with strong prices. Riner said the price could continue to rise through the summer, as demand is still strong and shipping is at full capacity.A crop shortage in Texas this year also led to a robust market for Georgia producers, according to Riner.“Back in January and February, the national price situation on onions was pretty low. However, all of that changed because the Texas crop was poor this year. They were only able to sell about 20 percent of their onions. That 80 percent loss really changed Vidalia’s outlook,” Riner said. “We could have had a very bad year price-wise, but it really turned out to be positive by the time our onions were ready. UGA onion fertility trialsTim Coolong hopes to help boost Georgia farmers’ onion crop in the near future. The UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist is working with Riner to study fertility treatments of Vidalia onions with the goal of boosting the industry, which had a farm gate value of $163 million in 2012. This year, Coolong is studying 14 different fertilizer treatments and programs in search of one that best improves overall yield quality while reducing risks.One potential risk is “bolting,” when an onion plant flowers prematurely. “With our fertility trials, some varieties bolted very heavily. In some varieties, up to 30 percent bolted. Other varieties weren’t nearly that bad. Some were down around 5 to 10 percent,” Coolong said. “When they flower like that, you can’t sell them.”Coolong is also studying fertilizer’s impact on onion flavor and storage life.“Our goal at the end of this is to develop a common program that we can make available to growers to say, in most years, that this fertility program will manage their risk effectively,” Coolong said. “There may be an odd year where heavy rains require a more nitrogen-intense program to maintain high yields, but, on average, what we’re hoping to do is to take out some of that variability.”
Vertek,During a visit today to Applied Research Associates Vertek Division in Randolph, US Sen. Patrick Leahy announced the firm has been awarded two separate contracts totaling $10.6 million from the U.S. Army to continue developing demining vehicles and to manufacture a next generation ground sensor.Leahy told a group of gathered ARA employees that he had secured a $4.72 million contract for ARA to continue work with the U.S. Army on a landmine and unexploded ordnance detection platform called the Nemesis SCOUT. The platform, developed for the Army and mounted on a trailer, uses technology ARA developed with the help of previous Leahy-secured contracts to produce a remote-controlled tractor capable of locating and deactivating unexploded ordnance.ARA Vertek Division Manager David Timian explained that unexploded ordnance, including landmines, pose major hazards in war-torn countries and on military test ranges. Leahy said the new Nemesis SCOUT will help reduce the number of accidental injuries and deaths from soldier and civilian encounters with unexploded ordnance.Leahy and Timian also told employees that the firm has won a $5.9 million Army contract to produce urgently needed next generation ground sensors. The wireless sensors, known as Expendable Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS), are long-lasting, compact disposable devices that are placed underground and provide surveillance data. Timian explained that ARA has produced a sensor that has a longer battery life, a larger transmission area and a low jamming probability.‘ARA’s Vertek Division in Randolph is providing the leading technology to identify and remove deadly landmines that threaten the lives of our soldiers and countless civilians,’ said Leahy. ‘At the same time, the firm is producing a separate smart technology to be placed in the ground ‘ a non-lethal smart sensor that will give vital information to our troops.’Including Thursday’s announcement, Leahy has helped secure more than $30 million since 2003 in contracts for ARA to develop the demining vehicles and other spinoff technologies. During Thursday’s visit, Timian and other ARA leadership showed off several products including small radio controlled ground and air unmanned surveillance vehicles.Timian said: ‘ARA is excited about the technology developments that are going to be made with the funding support Senator Leahy has secured. Our employees are dedicated to working with technology to make the world a safer place. With this support ARA’s engineers, scientists and technicians are able to design and produce landmine and UXO detection products that are meeting one of the world’s top needs. ARA is working hard to create and grow quality, high technology jobs in Vermont. Through the support of projects like landmine detection and UGS production we have successfully recruited and hired over a dozen master’s and Ph.D. level engineers and scientists since last spring. These projects help us showcase that Vermont has a lot to offer in the high technology arena and is a great place to live.’For two decades Leahy has been the leading U.S. officeholder in the movement to ban the worldwide use of antipersonnel landmines. Leahy has also led efforts to support the U.S. military in developing new techniques and tools to remove landmines from former conflict zones. Leahy has authored several laws toward that goal and played a key role in advancing a new international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, which the United States has not yet signed. In May, Leahy led a group of more than two thirds of the United States Senate in commending President Obama’s comprehensive review of the United States’ antipersonnel landmine policy which Leahy hopes may identify a path to signing the landmine treaty.Applied Research Associates, an employee owned company headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, solves national problems with the latest knowledge of science and technology. The company’s Vertek division in Randolph, Vermont holds special expertise in robotics, sensors, and manufacturing.Source: Leahy’s office. 8.12.2010
You’ve probably never heard of Marlinton. And, after a quick Google search, you might think there’s really no reason this little West Virginia town should have crossed your radar prior to now.Wrong-o.No town sits closer to the bounty of jaw-dropping-beauty that is the Cranberry Wilderness than Marlinton (unless you count the unincorporated cluster of dwellings called Edray). This part of the world might be a little rough around the edges, but that’s what we find so dear about it. Arguably the wildest place east of the Mississippi, the Cranberry Wilderness, a 47,815-acre swath of wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest, affords wildlife, solitude, and rain in spades. Here’s how we like to go outside and play! Play: Ditch the car, the phone, the computer, the inbox, pack your bag, and hit the trail. To really experience the Cranberry, you need to immerse yourself in it. For a great 25ish-mile loop, try the North/South Trail-Middle Fork Trail-North/South Trail. Camping at the confluence of Hell For Certain Branch is out-of-this-world remote. The trail is often unmarked, save for a few cairns, and overgrown, so be sure to bring a map with you. And, because this area is designated wilderness, try not to make your own campsite. There are plenty of clearly established campsites along the trail and even shelters once you drop down onto FR76.Not feeling like tackling a backpacking trip? The boardwalk along the Cranberry Glades is absolutely stellar and you’re likely to see plenty of signs of wildlife. Keep a close eye out for pitcher plants and other unique flora that are more commonly found in the arctic-like ecosystems of Canada. FR76 along the Cranberry River is also a great gravel road that is relatively flat and perfect for biking or strolling. Shelters along the river are first come, first serve but there are plenty of options. Even on the busiest of weekends, you’re likely to find an opening.Stay: There are tons of dispersed camping sites along the Cranberry River and Williams River that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Should you want some comforts from home, the Tea Creek Campground is hands down our favorite semi-primitive campground. The sites here are shrouded in rhododendron with the gentle roar of the Williams to lull you to sleep. Rates are somewhere in the vicinity of $10 and there are no showers, but there are vault toilets and potable water available.Eat: It’s slim pickins in Marlinton, but no visit is complete without a hearty breakfast from the Greenbrier Grille and Lodge. Otherwise, it’s recommended you plan ahead and prepare—the nearest legitimate grocery store is just under an hour’s drive away if you want more than gas station offerings.
On Monday the Trump administration announced plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act during a time of record global extinctions. Under the new rules, officials will be able to attach a price tag to saving a plant or animal, even though Congress decided that economic costs should not be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to save a species. Blanket protections for newly listed animals will also be removed. Dog owners: beware. A toxic blue-green algae has killed four dogs in North Carolina and Georgia this week. The dogs died after swimming in, and most likely drinking, algae-contaminated water, leading to liver failure. Toxic algae can bloom in freshwater and saltwater and may be hard to spot. Look for foam or scum on the water and blue, red, vibrant green or brown colors on top of the water that can resemble spilled paint. Toxic algae can also smell very bad, though animals may be attracted to the odor. Symptoms of exposure in dogs include diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, drooling, difficulty breathing or seizures. If your dog experiences any of these symptoms, take the animal directly to the vet. Toxic algae is killing dogs in the southeast The money will buy new school buses, public buses, garbage trucks, and electric-vehicle charging stations. While the projects include two new electric buses, one-third of the projects will replace old diesel vehicles with new ones. Several projects include natural gas or propane vehicles. In total, the state of Pennsylvania was awarded $118 million from the Volkswagen emissions scandal known as Dieselgate. Since President Nixon signed it into law in 1973, protection under the Endangered Species Act has saved over 1,400 species of plants and animals. In total, ninety-nine percent of plants and animals given protection under the law have been saved. There are currently about 1,600 plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Pennsylvania will use Dieselgate settlement to buy more diesel vehicles Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state will spend $8.5 million from the Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement to fund 34 cleaner energy projects. Critics, however, point out that much of the money will go to fund diesel instead of electric vehicles. The Trump administration has released plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 64-year-old Oceanside man died after he crashed the vehicle he was driving in East Rockaway early Friday morning.Nassau County police said Scott Epstein was driving alone westbound on Main Street when his vehicle hit a tree at the corner of Waverly Avenue at 1:20 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was arrested for fatally shooting a 37-year-old man and wounding a teenager in Hempstead last week, Nassau County police said.Laquasia CallowayLaquasia Calloway was charged with criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the 20-year-old woman shot Damien Pinckney in his Lawson Street home at 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Pinckney was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.A 19-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.Bail for Calloway was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. She’s due back in court Tuesday.
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