Last night, Pink Talking Fish played the second of three nights at Nectar‘s, the beloved venue that Phish called home for many years in Burlington, VT. The band delivered two sets, one of their standard mix of Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and Phish songs, and a second set that contained a full performance of Pink Floyd’s album Animals.Set one opened with “Frankenstein,” the high-energy track by Edgar Winter that has turned into a fan-favorite cover for Phish. PTF jammed out of the intense song and segued into “Young Lust” from The Wall, and then “Crosseyed And Painless.” “Rift” was a great choice to follow up the impressive opener segment. Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” came next, a good cool down in energy before the band picked it right back up again with “Making Flippy Floppy.” The band transitioned into TV On the Radio‘s “Golden Age”, another cover song from Phish’s cover catalog, before moving into “Mother”. “Found a Job,” and a mashup of “Tennessee Jed” by The Grateful Dead and “Ocelet finished things up for set one.Set two started with one of Phish’s most rarely performed songs, “Harpua.” In true Phish tradition, PTF would segue into Pink Floyd’s Animals, performing the album in its entirety, before finishing up the fan-favorite rarity. It was reminiscent of Phish’s famous Dark Side of the Moon show, which also took place in the middle of a “Harpua.” The band did switch things up of course, pairing Pink Floyd’s “Dogs” with Phish’s “The Dogs,” and putting the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” in the middle of Floyd’s “Sheep.” The band also included “Guyute” in the set, which appropriately sandwiched “Pigs.”For the encore, the band performed “Seamus”, and “Sleeping Monkey,” ending the night perfectly after the wild first and second sets.Thankfully, taper Keith Litzenberger was on hand, and he quickly uploaded the audio for your listening pleasure. The audio for both sets can be found below.Pink Talking Fish | Nectar’s | Burlington, VT | 3/3/2017Set 1: Frankenstein > Young Lust > Crosseyed And Painless, Rift, Fearless*> Making Flippy Floppy**> Golden Age> Mother, Found A Job, Tennessee Jed/Ocelot MashupSet 2: Harpua*** > Pigs On The Wing Part 1 > Wild Wild Life > Dogs > The Dog > Dogs > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Guyute> Pigs (3 Different Ones)> Guyute, Sheep> Psycho Killer> Sheep> Pigs On The Wing Part 2> HarpuaE: Seamus, Sleeping Monkey*w/ Bug tease**w/ First Tube tease***w/ Story about Jimmy living on a farm and flying pigs[Photo via Capacity Images] read more
The first annual IDEA Week in 2018 aimed to create awareness about the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship. This year, the event will focus on specific industries that the IDEA Center and its community partners believe will be important for the future of both Notre Dame and the surrounding South Bend-Elkhart community.IDEA Week executive director Nick Swisher said last year’s attendance was much greater than expected, but that the executive committee hopes to shift the focus from numbers to impact this year.“We needed a big splash last year because we needed the community and the University’s students, faculty and staff to kind of understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it,” Swisher said.IDEA Week will take place from April 8 to 13 and will include over 60 events that are split into four categories: learn, meet, play and compete.“Last year the events committee was a little messy to be honest and did not have a clear vision,” executive committee member Iris Hammel said.This year, the executive committee talked to industry leaders and chose themes for each day of IDEA Week.One day will focus on Industry 4.0, which Swisher described as “basically the future of manufacturing — manufacturing that uses automation, robots and smart machines.”There will also be a day focused on blockchain, a computer technology that manages records of data stored in a network.“There’s a huge need to promote computer science and promote looking at things that are actually coming down the pike in the future that our region might be a little bit behind on,” Hammel said. “The Midwest, in general, is a little bit behind with blockchain, and so bringing that in was really important.”Instead of covering broad themes of innovation and entrepreneurship as IDEA Week did last year, this year the event will have a more narrow focus, Swisher said.“The reason why [the week is being structured in this way is] because those are the industries that we believe are going to be important in the South Bend-Elkhart region and Notre Dame going forward,” he said. “It might be that we have less people this year but we should have more people that have impact and outcomes that are on top of mind.”Both Hammel and Swisher stressed that IDEA Week is not solely run by Notre Dame — it is a partnership between the IDEA Center and the community.“IDEA Week is not just an event for the community,” Swisher said. “It truly is now being run by the community with Notre Dame.”The IDEA Center’s mission is economic development, both at Notre Dame as well as in the surrounding region, and the play element of IDEA Week is no exception to this goal.The play element of IDEA Week will include five acts: Jim Gaffigan, Michael Carbonaro, Ali Wong, Scotty McCreery and Tim McGraw.Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend as a pre-IDEA Week event on March 6, but the rest of the acts will take place during IDEA Week.After Garth Brooks’ concert at Notre Dame Stadium this past October, the announcement of two more country artists coming to the South Bend area for IDEA Week has garnered a lot of attention among the student population at Notre Dame.Swisher said there were two reasons another country artist was chosen after choosing Tim McGraw to perform at Purcell Pavilion.“After we announced Tim McGraw, we literally even flew to California to meet with talent agencies,” Swisher said. “It was really difficult to get a non-country act at this time. It was not because these acts were not interested — it was all because of timing.”The second reason is simply that country music is popular in this region, which the IDEA Center concluded from a scientifically valid poll, Swisher said.“We spent a grand total of $4,000 in marketing expenses for Tim McGraw and he sold out,” Swisher said. “That’s remarkable. That just tells you how easy it is to sell country in this area.”Swisher said more was spent on expenses for the Chainsmokers’ concert last year during IDEA Week, and the show did not sell out.With the aim of bringing startups and high-tech companies to the South Bend-Elkhart area, the IDEA Center is also seeking to draw highly educated millennials to the region, Swisher said.“Millennials are really looking at a very multi-faceted approach to where they’re going to live, Swisher said. “They want to live in places that have lots of fun things to do.”Consequently, the IDEA Center is partnering with VenueND to host events and concerts outside of IDEA Week.“Jim Gaffigan is our first non-IDEA Week event, and we have others in the works,” Swisher said.Tags: Ali Wong, Idea Week, IDEA week 2019, Jim Gaffigan, michael carbonaro, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw read more
Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment — there are several ways it is expected to take a toll on human health. More extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people. “Extreme high air temperatures contribute directly to deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, particularly among elderly people,” reports the World Health Organization (WHO). “In the heat wave of summer 2003 in Europe, for example, more than 70,000 excess deaths were recorded.”WHO adds that high temperatures also play a role in elevated levels of ozone and other air pollutants known to exacerbate respiratory and cardiovascular problems. And according to the non-profit Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), warmer temperatures and higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide can stimulate plants to grow faster, mature earlier and produce more potent allergens. “Common allergens such as ragweed seem to respond particularly well to higher concentrations of carbon dioxide, as do pesky plants such as poison ivy. Allergy-related diseases rank among the most common and chronic illnesses…” reports the group.Another way global warming is bad for our health is that it increases extreme weather events. According to WHO, the number of weather-related natural disasters has more than tripled since the 1960s. Likewise, increasingly variable rainfall patterns combined with higher overall temperatures are leading to extended droughts around the world. “By the 2090s, climate change is likely to widen the area affected by drought, double the frequency of extreme droughts and increase their average duration six-fold,” reports WHO. One result is likely to be a downturn in agricultural productivity along with a spike in malnutrition. Another is less access to safe drinking water, a trigger for poor sanitation and the spread of diarrheal diseases—not to mention resource wars.Perhaps most worrying to public health experts, however, is the potential for warming to cause a spike in so-called “vector-borne diseases” like schistosomiasis, West Nile virus, malaria and dengue fever. “Insects previously stopped by cold winters are already moving to higher latitudes (toward the poles),” reports UCS. Researchers predict that thanks to global warming an extra two billion people, mostly in developing countries, will be exposed to the dengue virus over the next half century.A growing fear is that thawing permafrost in Polar Regions could allow otherwise dormant age-old viruses to re-emerge. Earlier this year, French and Russian researchers discovered a 30,000 year old giant virus, previously unknown to science, in frozen soil in Russia’s most northerly region. While the virus, which researchers dubbed Pithovirus sibericum, is harmless to humans and animals, its discovery has served as a wake-up call to epidemiologists about the potential re-emergence of other viruses that could make many people sick. While some of these re-emergent viruses might also be new to science, others could be revitalized versions of ones we thought we had eradicated, such as smallpox.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Dear EarthTalk: How is it that climate change could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that this is already happening? — Jim Merrill, Provo, UT read more
JMU looks for home win vs Towson VARYING EXPERIENCE: Towson has depended on senior leadership while James Madison has been fueled heavily by freshmen this year. For the Tigers, seniors Brian Fobbs, Nakye Sanders and Dennis Tunstall have collectively scored 40 percent of the team’s points this season, including 45 percent of all Tigers points over their last five. On the other bench, freshmen Matt Lewis, Darius Banks and Michael Christmas have combined to score 51 percent of James Madison’s points this season.BRILLIANT BRIAN: Fobbs has connected on 31.5 percent of the 130 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 11 over the last three games. He’s also converted 83 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Towson is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 60 points and 15-6 when scoring at least 60.ASSIST RATIOS: The Dukes have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Tigers. James Madison has an assist on 30 of 81 field goals (37 percent) across its previous three matchups while Towson has assists on 29 of 82 field goals (35.4 percent) during its past three games.GET OUT AND RUN: The opportunistic James Madison offense has averaged 73.6 possessions per game this season, ranking the Dukes 28th nationally. Towson has operated at a slower pace and is averaging only 66.8 possessions per game (ranked 299th).___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTowson (15-11, 8-5) vs. James Madison (9-15, 2-11)JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: James Madison looks for its sixth straight win over Towson at JMU Convocation Center. The last victory for the Tigers at James Madison was a 69-66 win on Feb. 26, 2014. February 14, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com read more
They will now hurl in the Tipperary Senior championship in 2016.Golden Kilfeacle won the junior football title yesterday as well; defeating Emly in the final and will now represent Tipperary in the Munster championship at that grade.
Storyline to watch — Phillies star-studded lineupThe Phillies completely revamped their team this offseason.Philadelphia began its upgrades by signing free agent left fielder Andrew McCutchen and trading for shortstop Jean Segura as well as catcher Realmuto. Then, to top it all off, the Phillies inked Harper to a massive 13-year, $330-million deal in late February.On paper, the Phillies have the best lineup in the division. But, how good will they be? We’re about to find out.In the 1st, Bryce Harper hit one out of the park.In the 6th, Bryce Harper hit one OUT OF THE PARK. pic.twitter.com/ufZjUEwEbJ— MLB (@MLB) March 21, 2019MVP candidate — Ronald Acuna Jr., BravesAcuna captured the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year even though he appeared in just 111 games. But, he finished with a .293/.366/.552 slash line, blasted 26 home runs and tallied 64 RBIs to help the Braves reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013. He’ll certainly be an MVP candidate if he can replicate those numbers.Cy Young candidate — Jacob deGrom, MetsThis one’s easy. deGrom was the best pitcher in baseball last season and took home the 2018 Cy Young despite playing on an underwhelming Mets team. The two-time All-Star finished with a 1.70 ERA while striking out 269 and walking just 46 in 217 innings on the mound. He should be considered the favorite to win the award again this season. MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the AL West Jacob deGrom is ready for the season 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nZa542EGSx— Baseball Scoops (@BaseballScoops) March 23, 2019Prospect to watch — Victor Robles, NationalsRobles impressed during his 21 games as a September callup last season, slashing .288/.348/.525 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and three stolen bases. The 21-year-old also excels defensively in the outfield and has a chance to develop into an All-Star. He’s rated the fourth best prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline.Division prediction — Phillies winAll of the teams in the division, besides the Marlins, have a chance to earn the NL East title and multiple should end up in the playoffs. The Phillies lineup should give them a chance to be competitive in every game. They’ll be one of the best offensive teams in MLB, which gives them an advantage over the Nationals, Mets and Braves, who will all compete for a postseason spot. Despite losing Harper, the Nationals have a talented roster and also will be competitive.Here is your 2019 preview for the NL East: Related News The National League East is set to be one of the most competitive divisions in baseball this season.The Braves finished atop the standings in 2018 and should be contenders to take home the crown once again. But, the Phillies added multiple All-Stars this offseason — including J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper — while the Mets improved their team this winter, as well. MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the AL East read more