Lettuce Reinterprets Miles Davis In New Live Album “Witches Stew”

first_imgLettuce has released a new live album today, Witches Stew, appropriately on Friday the 13th. The album celebrates the late great Miles Davis, one of Lettuce’s biggest and most beloved influences, in this new release–a nod to his 1970 Bitches Brew. This collection of seven songs, handpicked by the band, was recorded at the 2016 Catskill Chill in Lakewood, PA. Filled with dynamic synths, intoxicating horns, and a psychedelic flare, Witches Stew is crafted to satisfy both jazz fans and Lettuce fans alike. Listen below:The band recently announced a 3-night New Year’s Eve residency at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl from December 29th – 31st. Tickets are on-sale now. Following the release of their Mt Crushmore EP earlier this year, the band embarked on a massive tour that will continue until the end of the year. Full routing below and for all ticket information, please head to the band’s website.LETTUCE TOUR DATES:October 20 El Prado, NM @ Taos Mesa BrewingOctober 21 Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumOctober 22 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon TheatreOctober 24 Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music HallOctober 25 Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing CompanyOctober 26-27 Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween FestivalOctober 28 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterOctober 29 Raleigh, NC @ The RitzOctober 31 Asheville, NC @ New Mountain AmphitheaterDecember 29 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlDecember 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlDecember 31 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowllast_img read more

Design for America hosts food waste workshop

first_imgMonday night marked a major milestone for the Design for America (DFA) candidate chapter at Notre Dame, as it entered round two of the four-step application process to become an official studio by hosting a creative workshop. The two-hour event at West Lake Hall focused on ways to reduce food waste in the dining halls, which the co-organizers say amounts to about 1.2 tons per day.According to its website, DFA is a “nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact.” The 2,000 student-strong organization, which was founded in 2009 at Northwestern University, focuses on tackling “over 100 local and social challenges annually” in the areas of economy, education, environment and health.Seniors Brian Donlin and John Wetzel and junior William Picoli lead Notre Dame’s DFA candidate chapter. DFA fellow and mentor Julian Bongiorno led Monday’s workshop with the assistance of the three co-organizers.Wetzel said DFA differs from the seemingly similar Student International Business Council (SIBC) in that the “purely business” SIBC faced criticism in the past for accepting only business students, a policy that the SIBC leadership has since reversed.“If you look at all the different organizations on this campus, there are very few that are truly interdisciplinary,” Wetzel said. “You bring all that together and use that to your advantage as a strength. That’s something our University as a whole has kind of struggled with in finding how that all fits in.”“We’re hoping to be part of something that can bridge that gap and unite students from all those groups to work together.”During the workshop, the co-organizers asked for a show of hands to indicate students’ areas of study. These varied from industrial design to English.Initially, each group was assigned a persona and tasked to argue from that perspective, with stakeholders ranging from a fictional Notre Dame Food Services administrator to a “filler upper” student, to rationalize their behaviors described and how this relates back to serving, preparation, consumption, cleaning and disposal. Participants then attempted to brainstorm as many solutions as possible to the problems that arose.“Maybe if we make Grab and Go bags that are interesting or funny, they’ll become a commodity for people to get food with,” freshman Kevin Ramos said, expanding on the proposition to extend the life of the existing disposable paper bags and cut down on waste.“It would be cool if we could give students more accessibility to feedback, whether giving ratings on food or offering recipes,” senior Julia Bontempo said. “Students could suggest what they wanted to eat. Maybe one day a week.”Commenting on another suggestion to increase the use of reusables, junior Hannah Chiarella said, “I always feel stupid taking the same plate going back.” She added she does reuse cups for refilling drinks.Other students suggested mandating feedback similar to Course Instructor Feedback, the current system used to rate academic teaching quality, in addition to being able to rate the food itself through the My Notre Dame application for all students to see. Another popular suggestion was to compartmentalize the dishes or trays to reduce the amount of clutter, food taken and need for washing dishes.“The whole idea is not so much about what to eat and how much to eat, but the main point is the waste. It’s more about being a responsible consumer,” sophomore Daara Jalili said.Following this workshop, the local candidate chapter will have one month to work on an idea to compete against eight other schools, including University of Southern California, to be judged by DFA on which “creates the most impact.” About half of these hopefuls will be selected to become official DFA studios.Tags: design, dining hall, food waste, NDFS, Notre Dame Food Serviceslast_img read more

Saint Mary’s to host run, walk in support of autism

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Students Supporting Autism club will host the second annual Autism Awareness 5K Run and Walk on Saturday April 23 at 8 a.m. Students can register through OrgSync or at check-in the day of. The event will begin at the Welcome Center and ends at Lake Marian. Senior Allyson Strasen, president of Students Supporting Autism, said the club raises money throughout each school year and donates all funds to three organizations — Lighthouse Autism Center, the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) and Hannah and Friends. “We wanted to continue that this year because we were so successful last year,” Strasen said.“Last year we raised upwards of $700. We ended up having $1,200 total to donate at the end of the year.”Strasen said these organizations do help adults with autism, but focus mainly on children.According to Strasen, Lighthouse Autism Center is “basically like a little school for [children] with autism. They come in and do applied behavioral analysis therapy and all this fun stuff.” She said BACA is in Elkhart and is similar to Lighthouse Autism Center. She said the therapists work one-on-one with children, providing therapy specialized for behavior and social skills. “My cousin was born at 23 or 24 weeks old, and he is a little miracle baby,”  Strasen said.“He is 12 now, and he has cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and severe autism, so that’s where it all stemmed from. I do Best Buddies at Notre Dame, and we work with people with disabilities, so I felt like this was another thing to add on.” Strasen said students should get involved with the 5K because of the prevalence of autism.“Everyone knows someone or knows of someone else who is affected by this, whether it’s a family member or a friend,” she said.According to Strasen, it is important to keep in mind that people in the Saint Mary’s community may have autism. “Everyone at Saint Mary’s is so open minded for the most part and accepting of other people,” she said. “We probably have students here with autism and we don’t know it because there’s a huge spectrum of it. ”Tags: 5K, Autism, Students Supporting Autismlast_img read more

Christmas Tree Pest.

first_imgChristmas tree growers go unnoticed 11 months of the year.But like other farmers, they work hard fighting diseases and insectpests year-round. Thanks to some on-farm research, they may nothave to work so hard fighting one major pest.Bob Slaughter and his father, Bill, operate The Old Barn ChristmasTree Farm, an 11-acre farm in Spalding County, Ga. Slaughter alsoworks full-time as a research coordinator for the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ EntomologyDepartment.Seeing UGA researchers tackle Georgia’s pest problems everyday prompted Slaughter to fight back against the Nantucket pinetip moths that were feasting on his trees and his profits.Eating Away At The TipsThe moth is a major pest of Virginia pines grown for the Christmastree market. Its larvae enter the tip of the tree branches, wherethey feed on the shoots and damage the tips. Infested twigs turnbrown and die, resulting in poor tree shape and growth.The adults are small, gray moths with brick-red to brownishpatches on their wings. Fully grown larvae are orange-brown. Themoths attack loblolly, shortleaf, Virginia and other pines except whitepines.”Tip moths are the most serious insect pests attackingVirginia pine Christmas trees in Georgia,” Slaughter said.”They result in added expense, input, time and our exposureto pesticides.”In a three-year study, Slaughter coordinated tree shearingand insecticide applications to find the most effective way tocontrol the pest.He partnered with fellow tree grower Tom Akin of Circle A Farmin Barnesville, Ga. The study was duplicated on both the Slaughters’and Akins’ farms to enhance the data collection.Cutting Instead of Spraying”My idea was to control the tip moths in three-year andolder trees with normal shearing practices,” Slaughter said.”This mechanical control would eliminate the moth-infestedtips before they could damage or deform the tree. And it wouldeliminate or reduce the need for insecticide applications.”Slaughter and Akin performed their study on three-year-oldVirginia pines. Typically, growers apply insecticides six or moretimes a year to fight the three generations of moths that feedon trees in Georgia’s piedmont and mountain regions. Once treesare 3 years old, growers shear them twice a year in the springand late summer.”Our study looked at whether the shearing can be usedas a control method by removing the infested tree tips,”Slaughter said. “We sheared the trees twice during the season.We also treated them with five insecticide applications coincidingwith the tip moth generations.”The study shows that shearing alone effectively controlledthe first and second generations of the moths. “But the secondshearing didn’t give satisfactory control for the third generation,”said Slaughter. “But spraying at the recommended times didcontrol the third generation and any overlapping generations forthe rest of the season.”Slaughter plans to share his research findings with the GeorgiaChristmas Tree Growers Association.”Using this method, growers only need to apply pesticidestwice a season, not the typical six or more times,” he said.”This is a significant reduction.”last_img read more

New resource to protect public assets

first_imgThe line of mountains that etches across the sky in northern Vermont forms some of the most iconic images of our state. Mount Mansfield is part of the Vermont crest and Camel’s Hump is featured on our state quarter. These mountains are more than a scenic backdrop. They are key to the character of Vermont and a mainstay for tourism, one of our largest industries. But what happens when buildings go up along scenic roadways that obscure these views for the general public? What can we do to protect these assets? Views to the Mountain: A Scenic Resource Manual, just published for the towns of Essex and Jericho by Smart Growth Vermont, details a scenic assessment process and provides solutions towns can adopt.The towns of Essex and Jericho joined forces to address these issues by performing a comprehensive scenic assessment of their roads. The Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission assisted with mapping and data analysis. Based on the information they gained, and recommendations for bylaw language and scenic overlay districts provided by Smart Growth Vermont, the towns have put the platform in place to protect their scenic views for future generations.‘This is groundbreaking work for the protection of scenic viewsheds in Essex and Jericho,’ said Essex Community Development Director Dana Farley. ‘The views to Mount Mansfield are emphasized in both towns, but the data collection and photo-inventory captured many features typical to roadside scenery across Vermont. The manual can be model for all our communities.’ The assessment, bylaw language and solutions for everything from parking to recommended siding and roof colors have been pulled together into which can be downloaded from the Smart Growth Vermont website.Smart Growth Vermont is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to forging growth and conservation solutions for Vermont communities and working rural lands. We work both on-the-ground in communities and at the state level to help develop and implement land use legislation designed to foster growth that works to strengthen our downtowns and village centers while conserving our working landscape and open areas. For more information, please visit Smart Growth Vermont’s website at www.smartgrowthvermont.org(link is external).###last_img read more

Credit union perspective part of CFPB arbitration field hearing

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The credit union perspective will be a part of Thursday’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) field hearing on arbitration. Kevin Hammar of Aldridge, Hammar, Wexler & Bradley, P.A. will be testifying on behalf of the Nevada Credit Union League.The hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET) in Albuquerque, N.M., will also feature remarks from CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Associate Director for External Affairs Zixta Martinez.Hammar will be on a panel with Paul Bland of Public Justice; Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler PLLC; Christine Hines of National Association of Consumer Advocates; Alan Kaplinsky of Ballard Spahr LLC; and Travis Norton of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.CUNA previously had a representative at an October field hearing on arbitration in Colorado. During that meeting, John Rudy, senior vice president/chief lending officer at Bellco CU, Greenwood Village, Colo., explained the nature of credit union-member relationships. continue reading »last_img read more

Medford Man Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 33-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car in his hometown of Medford early Wednesday morning.Suffolk County police said Alan Bradley was driving his Hyundai eastbound on Granny Road when his vehicle crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a utility pole on the north side of the roadway at 3:03 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Sixth Squad detectives impounded Bradley’s vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

An imperfect 10

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Notebook Not so black for Lace Market

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Mikel Arteta made special request to Stan Kroenke over Thomas Partey transfer

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 4:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Mikel Arteta made special request to Stan Kroenke over Thomas Partey transfer Advertisement Advertisement Arteta was desperate to sign Partey (Picture: Getty)However, the club failed to raise any funds for the quartet and Arteta was forced into making a special request to the club’s Kroenke owners, according to the Athletic.The owners accepted Arteta’s request and funded the deal by refinancing the club’s debt and by providing funds of their own to get their transfer over the line.It’s testament to the club’s growing belief in Arteta that they were willing to do so.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 CityThe Gunners spent big on Nicolas Pepe last summer but only after selling Alex Iwobi for around £40m and they feel more confident in Arteta’s decision-making to back the Spanird over such a big money transfer.The owners’ hands-off approach has been heavily criticised in the past but they’ve shown with the signing of Partey that they’re willing to dip into their own pockets.Partey’s arrival has certainly been well received among Arsenal’s squad, who believe the Ghanian is a significant improvement on their current options.Arteta wanted to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but the Frenchman decided to prolong his stay at the Ligue 1 club by another 12 months.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to get any of his priority transfer targets from Manchester United Thomas Partey joined Arsenal in a £45m deal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s owner, Stan Kroenke, refinanced the club’s debt in order to fund a £45million move for Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.The Ghanian signed a long-term deal with the Gunners on deadline day after the club activated a release clause in the midfielder’s contract. The £45m fee had to be paid in a lump sum and Arsenal waited until the final day of the transfer window before activating the clause as they were keen to raise as much funds from player sales before signing off a deal for Partey. Arteta was well aware he’d have to operate on a limited budget this summer and he felt the signing of Willian on a free transfer was necessary given the lack of funds available to him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter signing Willian, Gabriel and handing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new long-term contract, the club had hoped to pay for Partey through offloading the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny.last_img read more