first_imgLoad remaining images Exactly 22 years after their fabled Gamehendge performance, Phish returned to Mansfield, MA to kick off a three-night weekend run throughout the Northeast. The first such show took place at the Xfinity Center, packed with phans eager to celebrate all things Phishy. The band kicked off the show in style, bringing out the Jon Fishman classic “Party Time.” The locked and loaded first set featured stand out versions of “Bathtub Gin” and “Cities,” the latter of which featured some playful banter as Trey Anastasio broke a string mid-song. That allowed Trey to introduce his guitar tech, Brian Brown, and eventually bassist Mike Gordon picked up the guitar as Anastasio switched to the Marimba Lumina. The first set also featured the tour debuts of “Fast Enough For You,” “How Many People Are You” and “Strange Design,” each played consecutively. The return of the a cappella “Space Oddity,” as debuted at Wrigley Field earlier this summer, capped off the set.The second picked up with an energetic “Ghost” > “Light” combination, bringing an incredible jam session to start things off. After over a half hour with the two songs alone (with “Light” coming it at nearly 19 minutes), it was “Wolfman’s Brother” that kept things grooving… until the PA blew out and put an abrupt end to the set’s momentum. They kept things going with a vocal jam, but ultimately left the stage while the sound was being fixed. Phish tried to bring the energy back up with a rocking “Chalk Dust Torture,” but with less time than expected, the remaining “Saw It Again,” “Back On The Train” and “Slave To The Traffic Light” kept things short and sweet. Fans could have hoped for more, but it was a great set nonetheless.Finally, Phish brought out their cover of Beatles’ “I Am The Walrus” for the second time this summer and third time ever, closing out the show with the song’s psychedelic ascending jam. Next up is a stop at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT. Check out the setlist below, as well as a full gallery from ATS Photography.Setlist: Phish at Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA – 7/8/16Set 1: Party Time > 46 Days, Poor Heart, The Dogs, Bathtub Gin, Fast Enough for You, How Many People Are You, Strange Design, Fuego, Cities[1], Space OdditySet 2: Ghost > Light > Wolfman’s Brother[2], Chalk Dust Torture, Saw It Again > Back on the Train > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: I Am the Walrus,[1] Trey broke a string and switched guitars mid-song, also introducing his guitar tech, Brian Brown. Trey then switched to Marimba Lumina and Mike played Trey’s guitar.[2] Vocal jam, during which the PA cut out and the band left the stage. Unfinished.Notes: During Cities, Trey broke a string, switched guitars, and introduced his guitar tech, Brian Brown; Trey then switched to Marimba Lumina while Mike played Trey’s guitar. Wolfman’s contained a vocal jam, during which the PA cut out and the band left the stage. Wolfman’s was unfinished, and after several minutes the band resumed with CDT.[Cover photo via Phish From The Road/Instagram]last_img read more

first_imgA new $18.5 million Animal and Dairy Science complex will make the University of Georgia an even better resource for Georgia farmers and consumers. “It’s a stepping stone for UGA to move into the elite,” said Sam Hodge, a senior majoring in meats science, to the crowd of more than 400 who dedicated the facility Feb. 6. Advantages for Georgia Larry Benyshek, animal and dairy science department head with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, said, “We will be able to compete with anyone in the United States with these facilities.” Department Partnerships The new complex includes a large animal research unit. It will allow for intensive research studies in physiology, nutrition and genetics. It also has a meats science and technology center. There, scientists will conduct studies for product quality, consistency and safety. A 150-seat auditorium will eventually be equipped as a distance learning classroom. “The (ADS) department serves a livestock industry with $850 million in cash receipts. . .” ÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Larry Benyshek Center Facts and Figures Faculty Focuscenter_img The UGA department’s quantitative genetics program has gained national attention in beef cattle. The addition of a leading scientist working in the area of cloning has brought in new technology in reproductive biology and adds to the efforts developing mammalian transgenesis. The beef and pork industries have identified product quality and consistency as major research areas. “The new meat science center will provide the facility to carry on a flourishing program in this area,” Benyshek said. UGA ADS Programs Benyshek said his faculty focuses on comprehensive programs dealing with the livestock that have an economic impact on Georgia farmers and consumers. Scientists conduct research leading to new technology and transfer that technology and information statewide through on-campus classes and the adult education programs of the Extension Service. “The department serves a livestock industry with $850 million in cash receipts from beef, dairy, hogs, sheep, horses and aquaculture,” he said. “These farm cash receipts transfer into a multibillion-dollar agribusiness industry.” Karen Holbrook, UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, said the complex offers a unique advantage in economic development on the UGA campus. By allowing for “leading-edge research,” she said, “this facility will serve as an incubator for companies. The community and the academy will now be able to work together within the same walls.” “The department is becoming more and more active in the Georgia Research Alliance effort to promote science leading to economic development,” he said. The fourth floor of the new complex houses four companies in leased space. The companies were founded by faculty members on the UGA campus. “This will become a model for the partnership between science and economic development,” Benyshek said.last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The investigation is on-going.  Police say the woman killed was Alison I. Salisbury of Binghamton. She was pronounced dead at the scene. TOWN OF CONKLIN (WBNG) — One woman is dead and another woman is injured following a shooting on Conklin Road in the town of Conklin early Friday morning. ——————————————————————————————————————- Police say the shooting is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. TOWN OF CONKLIN (WBNG) — New York State Police have released new information in the incident which left one woman dead and another woman injured. The injured woman suffered a gunshot wound to her hand and was transported to the UHS Wilson Medical Center. center_img Johnson has since been processed and transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing.  The Broome County District Attorney’s Office recommended that Lance R. Johnson, the suspect in the incident, be remanded to the Broome County Jail on no bail.  No details were released on how the other woman died, other than she was shot. New York State Police say 45-year-old Lance R. Johnson has been charged with murder and attempted murder, both in the second degree. Police were on the scene around 12:20 a.m. Friday. Parts of Conklin Road were blocked as crews investigated. Shannon E. Brooks of Conklin was shot in the hand and transported to UHS Wilson Medical Center where she was treated and released. last_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! 49 Views   one comment Share Tweet Tourism Minister Hon. Ian DouglasDominica’s Tourism Minister Ian Douglas has announced that there is need for a review of the island’s Tourism Policy and Master Plan.The Tourism Policy is a projection on how tourism can contribute to Dominica’s social, economic and cultural needs for a four year period while the Tourism Master Plan outlines an operational plan for the development of tourism for the period 2005 – 2015. Mr. Douglas told a press conference last week that the Tourism Master Plan was developed before 2005 and in light of “some major global cataclysmic issues “ which have occurred there is critical need for a review of the plan.According to Douglas, these cataclysmic issues have severally affected the “source markets” such as the United States and Europe.He further explained; “When we created the master plan back in 2004/2005 we never anticipated that the world would have had to deal with that financial crisis”.The effect of that crisis is that several of these countries are facing bankruptcy therefore their citizens who would ordinarily visit the Caribbean on vacation are not able to do so.“The world financial crisis have caused countries, major source markets like the US and Europe to be cash strapped and so we hear Greece and Spain and these countries literally facing bankruptcy so if these countries are in that situation then their citizens really have less money to spend on a holiday cruise. If persons in the US are losing their homes then the last thing that they will think about is to buy a cruise or to go on a holiday and so all those issues have affected the plan.”Another factor which has impacted on the Tourism Master Plan is the collapse of the Matthieu Dam into the Layou River in July of 2011 which caused severe flooding in that area. The implementation of some plans; a Biopark in Layou, has been affected by the environmental impact of the flooding.The Ministry therefore has to therefore rethink and re-strategizing the tourism policy and master plan.“We have to rethink the master plan we have to re-strategize, we have to go back to the drawing board and that’s what we’ve been doing; looking at the master plan, reviewing the tourism policy in light of the present global challenges.”This review will include a critical assessment with a view to identifying the project areas which have been completed and those that are still outstanding and a determination will be made as to the manner in which the outstanding projects are carried forward.Mr. Douglas also noted that the Ministry will receive assistance from the European Union which he says has been one of their major partners.The review is expected to commence in the 4th quarter of the financial year.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Dominica to review its Tourism Policy and Master Plan by: – February 29, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAs the Wisconsin football team prepares for a critical matchup against Indiana Saturday, the biggest question mark is still attached to the quarterback position.Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) head coach Bret Bielema focused on this issue in detail during his weekly press conference Monday, saying he will let the team know Tuesday who will earn the starting nod against Indiana (4-5, 2-3). He will not publicly announce his starter ahead of the game, leaving plenty of speculation as to whether Danny O’Brien or Curt Phillips will take the opening snap.Bielema added both O’Brien and Phillips practiced “extremely well” last week. But regardless of who lines up under center, UW’s head coach said both know what the coaches expect of them at quarterback.“They just have to do the little things well – take care of the football, move the chains, hit the guy that’s open, make the correct call at the line of scrimmage, get us out of a bad call, be able to handle the flow of the game,” Bielema said. “Those things all kind of can be simulated during practice, but you have to base a lot off what you see during the game.”Bielema added it was more the steady play of Stave than the shaky play of O’Brien that allowed the redshirt freshman to take over the starting role midway through the third game of the season.“I wouldn’t say (O’Brien) slid down as much as other people moved up. Joel proved to us he deserves the opportunity to get in there,” Bielema said. “That’s when I made the transition to where we are today.”Along with the quarterbacks, the wide receivers have also dealt with their own set of injuries. Jeff Duckworth, the hero of the Big Ten Championship game last year, and Chase Hammond, a player who has shown flashes of potential this year, have all fought off injuries this year according to Bielema.Awaiting the Badgers Saturday is a rejuvenated Hoosiers team with a high-scoring offense. In its second year under head coach Kevin Wilson, the fast-paced spread attack is moving the chains efficiently against Big Ten defenses.Indiana’s scheme is different from that of many teams the Badgers have faced so far this year, as they play at a higher tempo – one that could create problems for the UW defense.Wisconsin has four or five defensive players that rotate in the defensive tackle and defensive end positions who only play 10 to 12 snaps during the game. But the up-tempo style may not leave enough time for those planned substitutions.Indiana’s defense has also been playing well coming into this week and will line up against a UW offensive line that will have Ricky Wagner starting at left tackle after missing two games..“You’ve got to be able to get rid of the football when you’ve got pressure,” Bielema said. “By that same account, you’ve got to be sound in their protections.”Having the week off has been crucial for the Badgers as key pieces – notably Wagner and defensive end Tyler Dippel – had time to heal injuries and returned to practice during the bye week.Dippel will add depth to a defense that has generally looked impressive this year, as each of the team’s three losses this year have come by three points. But Bielema said the defense is trying to improve its reputation of giving up key scores late in games.“Case in point would be our last game [against Michigan State],” Bielema said. “You’re only as good as your last, and you only are remembered for how you finish games. We obviously weren’t able to close it out the way we wanted.”As the calendar flips to November, the Badgers are about to enter the most important stretch of the season. With the Big Ten Championship game in UW’s sights, there is not much room for error this weekend.A win over Indiana will secure the Badgers a spot in the Big Ten Championship game, while a loss will leave Wisconsin and Indiana tied, with the Hoosiers holding the tiebreaker. UW still has games remaining against Ohio State and Penn State to finish out the regular season.“Since I’ve been here and the past three years, the month of November are all big games,” Bielema said. “It doesn’t matter what your opponent is or who it is, the games in the month of November matter.”The games may be gaining importance for where Wisconsin lands this bowl season, but the head coach said it is not changing his squad’s preparation. “We have a three-game schedule that we have to complete before we move on to the next phase of our season,” he said. “And I think they’ll take it as a one-game approach, as they have every year here in November and hopefully have a positive result.”last_img read more