moe.’s Upcoming Run With Phil Lesh To Be Webcast On

first_imgThis coming weekend, moe. will return to the celebrated San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Initially scheduled for three nights across June 29th to July 1st, back in mid-May, the band added an additional show on Thursday, July 28th, due to popular demand. For the first three nights of the run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, moe. will team with a special guest, the famed Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, before Sunday’s performance on July 1st, during which moe. will split the bill with the full Terrapin Family Band.Given the immense buzz around these upcoming performances at Terrapin Crossroads, today, has announced that it will webcast the first three shows of the run. All three concerts, which feature Phil Lesh as a guest and are set to take place at Terrapin Crossroads’ Grate Room, will begin around 8 p.m. (PT). For more information or to order the upcoming webcasts for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, head to here.last_img read more

Nurturing resilience in vulnerable children

first_imgResilience — “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” — is the quality that allows some people to survive the worst situations imaginable, writes Amy Spies, a member of the Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Council, in an October 8, 2013 blog on the Huffington Post. HSPH’s Theresa Betancourt, she writes, has devoted her career to understanding resilience and how to nurture it in the world’s most vulnerable children.Betancourt, associate professor of child health and human rights at HSPH and director of the Program on Children and Global Adversity at Harvard’s Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, has explored resilience in AIDs orphans, Chechen refugees, and former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.Betancourt spoke with Spies about her work with the Sierra Leonean government and the World Bank to provide support such as counseling and employment for troubled youth who have been struggling since the end of the country’s civil war. She hopes to eventually create a research hub to promote resilience tools in people around the world. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Oh, What a (So-So) Weekend! Jersey Boys Movie Not a Chart Topper

first_imgClint Eastwood’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway smash Jersey Boys brought in $13.5 million in its first weekend in multiplexes, landing in 4th place at the box office. Those numbers put the film in the league of other recent fizzles like Rock of Ages and Nine and far out of the reach of blockbusters like Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables. Related Shows John Lloyd Young recreates his Tony-winning success as Frankie Valli in the film, joined by stage and screen icon Christopher as mobster Gyp DeCarlo and two other stars of Jersey Boys productions, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi. Rounding out the cast is Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito. View Comments 1. Chicago – $170.6 million (2002) 2. Les Miserables – $148.8 million (2012) 3. Mamma Mia! – $144.1 million (2008) 4. Hairspray – $118.8 million (2007) 5. Dreamgirls – $103.3 million (2006) 6. Sweeney Todd – $52.8 million (2007) 7. The Phantom of the Opera – $51.2 million (2004) 8. Rock of Ages – $38.5 million (2012) 9. Rent – $29 million (2005) 10. Nine – $19.6 million (2009) 11. The Producers – $19.3 million (2005) The film was the clear choice for older moviegoers, with 71 percent of ticket buyers over the age of 50. That number causes industry analysts to speculate that the film may be a steady draw over the next few weeks, as word of mouth builds among the demographic. Costing about $40 million, the film is now looking at a break-even scenario at best. The Oscar-winning success of Rob Marshall’s 2002 adaptation of Chicago kicked off a movie musical revival, but no film has been able to match its box office take. Below is a list of the Broadway-to-Hollywood musicals that have been released since and their final box office takes, from best to The Producers. Jersey Boys from $59.00last_img read more

Garden Time.

first_imgMany cool-season crops will do just fine, including onions, carrots, cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, cabbage), turnip greens and sweet peas, or garden peas. Others you can try include radishes, rutabagas, leeks, garlic and artichokes.Sweet Vidalia OnionsGeorgia is famous for its sweet Vidalia onions. Why not try them in your garden? You can grow Vidalia onions from transplants you can buy at local stores throughout the fall, usually in bundles of about 50 plants.Plant them in November or December with an in-row spacing of 4 to 6 inches and a between-row spacing of 14 to 18 inches.Onions are heavy feeders, so you’ll need a complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 that also contains sulfur. Apply about 1 pound per 100 square feet before transplanting and apply again the end of January.At the end of February, apply 0.5 pound of calcium nitrate (15-0-0). Your onions will be ready in April. Make sure the burgers are ready, too.Collards, CabbageCole crops, particularly collards and cabbage, have been a mainstay in the South. These can be started from seed or transplants.Direct seeding should be done in late summer or early fall. Transplants can be set out a little later. Space plants 12 to 18 inches in the row, with rows 2 to 3 feet apart.Several caterpillars can be troublesome on these crops, so keep an eye on them. They’re particularly hard to control on broccoli or cauliflower if they get into the developing flower.Bt products are particularly good at controlling these problems. Bt is a bacterium you can buy under many brand names. It makes caterpillars sick and eventually kills them.Long History in SouthCollards have a long history in the South. They probably did as much as any food to keep hunger at bay for many poor farmers. Even today you’ll see collard plants 2 to 3 feet tall during the winter in the backyard of rural homes.The lower leaves are often snapped off as the plants grow, leaving a tall, bare stem and a cluster of leaves on top. You don’t have to harvest them this way. You can pull an entire plant once it reaches 18 to 24 inches tall.Turnips can be grown much like cole crops. The bonus is that the tops and roots are both edible. Turnip greens are prepared much like collards, with the roots diced and added to the pot. You’ll have to act quickly to get a crop in, though, because they require about 70 days to mature.Garden Peas, TooGarden peas probably won’t last through a hard freeze, but will stand some light frost. Start them in September for peas in late November. Plant 3 to 4 seeds per foot in rows 6 to 24 inches apart.Use the close spacing to form a bed of peas and the wider spacing if they need to be trellised. Check when you buy your seeds to see if they need trellising.Edible-pod types are tasty. Often they will have “Sugar” in the name, such as “Sugar Pod,” “Sugar Snap” or “SugarAnn.” Broccoli and other cole crops grow well in fall gardens in Georgia. Photo: Wayne McLaurincenter_img A neighbor says the only thing to do in July and August is to hunker down in the air-conditioning. He has a point. Now that the end of summer is here, though, it’s time to get off the couch and head for the garden.Gardening right through the fall and winter has some real advantages.For one thing, the weather will be much cooler. Insects aren’t nearly the problem they can be during the summer. This is particularly true after a cold snap. And some vegetables even taste better if grown in the cool of the year.last_img read more

Economist David Hale, August 29: What’s Next?

first_imgVermont-born global economist David Hale will appear on the EAI platform for the seventh time on Monday, August 29, at 7 pm in the University Amphitheatre at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center.David and his wife Lyric are the editors of a just released book, What’s Next? Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy (Yale University Press).In this unique book, more than 20 leading economists and experts offer rigorously researched prognoses for the world’s major economies over the next five years. Factoring in such varied issues as the price of oil, the strength of the US dollar, geopolitics, tax policies, and new developments in investment decision making, the contributors ground their predictions in the realities of current events, political conditions, and the health of financial institutions in each national economy.David and Lyric will summarize the highlights of What’s Next? as part of the Ethan Allen Institute’s  Sheraton Economic Series. The public is invited – reservations not required.The Series is hosted by the Sheraton Burlington and co-sponsored with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Economy Newsletter, Vermont Tiger, Vermont Business Magazine, and True North Reports.The Sheraton Economic Series presents: What’s Next? David and Lyric Hale                              Monday August 29,  2011, Sheraton Burlington  –  University AmphitheatreSocial (half) hour at 6:30,  Program at 7 pm    Ethan Allen Institute  4836 Kirby Mountain Rd. Concord VT 05824 802 695 1448     [email protected](link sends e-mail) is external)last_img read more

Game Plan North – June 23-24, 2012

first_imghike Grayson Highlands State ParkHike in Grayson Highlands State ParkThe weather is hot…head for some natural air conditioning high in the mountains. Grayson Highlands State Park offers some of Virginia’s highest elevation hiking to escape the heat.Here’s how to get out in the wilds of Grayson Highlands State Park! fishing in Monongahela National Forest on Elk RiverFish “The Lady” river cleanupMassanutten Shenandoah River Cleanup – June 23 Wanna go outside and play this weekend? Each week, the Game Plan brings you the best ways to enjoy the water, trails, and mountains in your Blue Ridge backyard. The Game Plan features three of the top upcoming weekend adventures in your neck of the woods, along with maps, stories, and insider insights. More weekend fun can be found here. Head to West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest and wet a line in the Elk River. The Elk holds the largest population of naturalized trout in the state, so the fishing can be challenging, but that’s the whole point isn’t it? Read how to get out on this river here! Yesterday was officially the first day of summer! Get the season started by participating in a volunteer activity like helping clean up the Shenandoah River with Massanutten Adventures. Find out how to participate in the river cleanup! View Game Plan North 6.21.2012 in a larger maplast_img read more

NCUA to unveil new RBC proposal Jan. 15

first_imgIt’s official. Credit unions will get their first look at a revised regulatory risk-based capital (RBC) plan from the National Credit Union Administration next Thursday. The new plan will be unveiled at the Jan. 15 open board meeting, according to an agenda released by the agency Thursday.The revised proposal will come out almost a year after the NCUA first proposed a RBC regime, one that met with a serious outcry from stakeholders, federal lawmakers and more.Jim Nussle, Credit Union National Association president/CEO, thanked the NCUA Thursday for slating the RBC discussion for the January meeting.“CUNA will review and carefully evaluate the second risk-based capital proposal from the NCUA at the agency’s Jan. 15 board meeting,” he said. “We remain deeply concerned regarding several aspects of the original risk-based capital proposal.“We know some of the concerns we raised in our comment letter are being considered in the second proposal, including, but not limited to: the 10.5% requirement to be well capitalized, risk weights, ensuring a second comment period and the allotted time for the implementation period.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

10 ways the rich stay productive

first_imgSmall habits and choices you make every day can help you build and sustain long-term wealth. For the rich, habits define their success. If you’re looking to be a high earner — or just make the best use of your day — adopt these 10 habits of the rich and famous.1. They Craft ‘Miracle Mornings’Beyond waking up early, wealthy people kick-start their days with energy and focus by cultivating powerful and positive morning rituals. “Waking up early is just the beginning,” said Jeff Rose, certified financial planner and author of “Soldier of Finance.”“My ‘miracle morning’ consists of identifying three things I’m grateful for, reviewing my daily affirmations, reading my daily devotional, exercising, reviewing my long-term and short-term goals, and then planning my day by the hour so I know exactly what I need to accomplish.”Crafting a positive, action-oriented morning routine promotes the focus necessary to get things done and prevents unnecessary distractions or bad starts. continue reading » 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Checking – Dead or alive?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The lowly checking account. Once the primary vehicle for member transactions, but now second fiddle to an assortment of payment alternatives. At least that is what many postulate and pronounce. Recently, we reported on the significant competitive developments that have occurred in the checking/debit arena. Based on resultant questions around the importance of checking, we felt it important to share our basis and state our contention that checking is as critical as ever and deserves more focus, effort and attention.At the most basic level, checking is a vehicle for member growth. We see a direct correlation between member and checking growth. And why not, as it is the most widely owned product among CU members (outside of required share savings) and now sports a penetration rate of ~58%. Our researchalso shows that debit revenue (interchange and debit courtesy pay programs) drive half of non-interest income. Bottom line for credit unions – grow checking, grow members and grow non-interest income.It is evident that a few others get this. Consider Chase, who is constantly stuffing most mailboxes with up to $600 offered for a new account. And the challenger banks who are targeting the U.S. as a lucrative market, with their primary basis for competing being checking/debit. Their stated rationale is that this is where the payment volume is today, and competition is less intense than for credit cards. They are right.last_img read more

Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Selected

first_imgThe 2017 Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame class has been selected.They are:Bob Stratton of South RipleyKurt Comer of Jac-Cen-DelAngie Bohman of BatesvilleRoger Schroeder of MilanRay Schottlekotte of SunmanThey will be introduced to the public at the Ripley County Basketball Tourney’s final night, January 7.They will be honored at a banquet at South Ripley High School’s cafeteria on April 8.last_img