After taking a night off on Friday, Dead & Company returned to the stage on Saturday for their Playing In The Sand destination event at Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Barceló. Blues-rock guitarists Eric Krasno and Marcus King played a pop-up, pool-side performance earlier in the afternoon, allowing attendees at the four-day destination event to continue their south-of-the-border party into the heart of the weekend.Dead & Company opened up their first set with “Deal”, allowing John Mayer to take the leading reigns on vocals. “Deal” smoothly worked its way into “Hell In A Bucket”, which included a bluesy Mayer intro, as Bob Weir followed closely en suite. Weir sounded strong on vocals, before Jeff Chimenti dazzled the crowd with a whirlwind of a solo on the organ. “Cold Rain And Snow” was up next, with Mayer continuing to harness his inner-Jerry (Garcia) on lead vocals. The relaxing number allowed the crowd to focus in, before the sextet moved forward with “Ramble On Rose”.Dead & Company – “Cold Rain And Snow”[Video:The Zalewski Law Firm]Following a breezy take on “Ramble On Rose”, Dead & Company kicked the tempo up a few notches, as Mayer led his bandmates into “Alabama Getaway”. The fun, yet quick take on “Alabama Getaway” led way to “Peggy-O”, as Weir strapped on his acoustic guitar. The mellow, vibe would continue, as Oteil Burbridge stepped to the front of the stage, leading the group through a heartfelt rendition of “China Doll”. Oteil seized his moment to shine, as his silky-smooth vocals cast the intently focused crowd into a trance-like state. “One More Saturday Night” brought the first set to a close, in whats been become its traditional placement these days in Dead & Company’s setlists.Following a lengthy 45-minute set break, Dead & Company returned to open up the second set with “Estimated Prophet”. The cohesive six-piece unit sounded tight, as Oteil anchored the unstoppable steam locomotive with a meaty bass line. Mayer took a nice, extended solo, as the band stretched out along with him. Following the band taking a near full-stop, “He’s Gone” came next, which teased a short blues jam led by Mayer. “He’s Gone” smoothly segued into “St. Stephen”, as Dead & Company seriously upped the energy for the first time of the evening.During “Stephen’s” lengthy, psychedelic jam, the crowd started to notice that a perfect circle of clouds had formed in a giant circle around the nearly full moon, sitting directly overhead. To say it was magical would be an understatement. In an old-school fashion, the band kept on chugging through “William Tell Bridge”, which led way to a roaring rendition of “The Eleven”. Dead & Co. stayed in the preliminary section of “The Eleven” for an unusually extended period, before dropping into the eleven-beat section that gives the song its name. Last night’s “Eleven” never peaked or boiled over, but it gelled perfectly with the show in the sky. The song came to a well-worked close, before Weir, Mayer, and Chimenti exited the stage for “Drums”. Bill Kreutzmann led Burbridge and Mickey Hart through a raucous take on “Drums”, before the rest of the band reemerged for the “Space”.The ambient and spooky “Space” section of the second set was followed up by “Uncle John’s Band”, marked by a confident, yet delicate jam from a band that’s finding their sea legs again after taking five months off. “Morning Dew” brought the second set to a close, as the crowd locked into Mayer’s powerfully-driven lead on vocals. Dead & Company let it shine one last time on Saturday night, as the band delivered a rocking take on “Lovelight” in the encore slot.Dead & Company – “Lovelight”[Video:Still Dead]For Playing In The Sand’s final night, Dead & Company returns to Rivera Maya, MX’s Barceló tonight with a two-set performance on the picturesque Caribbean coastline.Setlist: Dead & Company | Barceló | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 1/19/2019Set One: Deal > Hell In A Bucket, Cold Rain And Snow, Ramble On Rose, Alabama Getaway, Peggy-O, China Doll, One More Saturday NightSet Two: Estimated Prophet > He’s Gone > St. Stephen > William Tell Bridge > The Eleven > Drums / Space > Uncle John’s Band, Morning DewEncore: Lovelight
The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) announced the 2011 class marshals on Sept. 28.Seniors Talal M. Alhammad, Moira E. Forberg, Robert G.B. Long, Samuel B. Novey, Tobias S. Stein, Kurt Tsuo, Vidya B. Viswanathan, and Tian Wen were elected to the Senior Class Committee to plan Senior Week activities, choose the Class Day speaker, and represent the Class of 2011 within the HAA.
The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. As the gulf between the haves and the have nots continues to widen, the roiling debate over economic inequality has become a political prime mover in the U.S. and across Europe. French economist Thomas Piketty’s 2013 landmark analysis of Western economic inequality, “Capital in the 21st Century,” became a must-read in both popular and academic circles. Now, he’s back with “Capital and Ideology” (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020), a global look at the history of the problem, how institutions and ideologies reinforce it, and how it can be remedied.Piketty will visit Harvard on Friday to give the Stanley Hoffmann Lecture on France and the World at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). He will return April 6 for a Weatherhead Initiative on Global History talk and give the annual Tanner Lectures on Human Values on April 15. The English version of “Capital and Ideology,” translated by Arthur Goldhammer, the distinguished book translator and longtime CES affiliate, is due out March 10.Piketty, a professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics, spoke to the Gazette about his anxiously awaited new book.Q&AThomas PikettyGAZETTE: You write that inequality is not the result of economics or technological change, but is rooted in ideology and politics. How so and why is it important to understand its roots — how does that aid in its dismantling?PIKETTY: What I do in this book is take a very long-run look at the inequality regime in a comparative perspective. I define “inequality regime” as the justification [used] for the structure of inequality and also the institutions — the legal system, the educational system, the fiscal system — that help sustain a certain level of equality or inequality in a given society. I look at the history of this inequality regime over a very long run, across many countries and regions of the world, and what I first observed is a lot of variation over time. You see very fast transformation, sometimes due to revolution, [like] the French Revolution. But also, Sweden used to be a very unequal country until the beginning of the 20th century. And then, following a very large social mobilization by trade unions and the Social Democratic party, Sweden became one of the most equal countries in history. You could say the U.S., after the Great Depression, also turned to a very progressive tax system and reduced its inequality enormously.And so, in all these historical experiences, what’s very striking is the speed and the magnitude. If you had told people in Sweden in 1910 that the country was going to become a social democratic Sweden 20 years later, nobody would have believed it. The dominant groups always tend to be conservative and always tend to define the existing inequality as being natural, coming from some natural scheme or natural institutions or from rules that cannot be changed. But, in practice, what you see is something very different: The way inequality is organized can change very quickly. Sometimes it takes major shocks, including revolution and war, but it also happens very often in a peaceful manner like Sweden or the U.S.So this is the story I tell in the book, and it’s important because I think it will be the same in the future. Nobody knows where change will come from — from an election, from social movement, the growing awareness of the climate crisis or other factors of change. But the idea that the current economic system will never change and we’ll just continue with business as usual forever is just not convincing at all, especially in light of the rich political history of inequality regimes that I put forward in this book. “It’s everybody’s job and responsibility to take part in this conversation about changing the economic system.” GAZETTE: You seem to have taken to heart some of the limitations of “Capital in the 21st Century.” One that you’ve frequently acknowledged is the last book’s Western-centric focus and what you’ve called its “black box” treatment of the political and ideological changes associated with inequality. How have you tried to rectify those shortcomings here?PIKETTY: First, I show how the rise of inequality in Western societies was very much rooted in a system of world domination and of colonial domination and colonial appropriation. It’s a theme that was present a little bit, but was not very well developed. So now, I insist on the importance of slave societies and post-slavery colonial societies in the formation of modern inequality. It played a very big role, and in particular, the large wealth portfolio of European society in the 19th century and early 20th century came from colonial wealth and colonial appropriation. It also played a big role in this [private] ownership society in the 20th century. The international dimension and the colonial dimension of the inequality regime of the 19th century and early 20th century is very important in order to better understand the origin of the transformation that finally took place in the 20th century.Also, the system of justification of inequality is also much more at the center of this book. The last part of this book is tied to the evolution of the electoral structure — who votes for the Democratic Party in the U.S., who votes for the Labour Party in Britain or for the Social Democratic Party in Germany or the Socialist Party in France. All of this changes [after] World War II. I show that these parties that were the parties of workers and had the highest electoral score among the lowest education group and the lowest income and wealth group, have actually become, over the past 40 or 50 years, the parties of the educated. I try to understand why and argue that this has to do with the ideology of these parties. The political platforms advocated by these parties have become less and less concerned with inequality and redistribution, or at least this is what I argue. This work is able to better go after the matter when it comes to the deep forces behind changes in inequality.,GAZETTE: Much of current focus on inequality centers on the rise of right-wing populism and appeals to ethnic, religious, and national divisions. But you say the rise of elitism and the left’s failure to offer a persuasive counter-ideology to right-wing populism deserves more scrutiny. Can you elaborate?PIKETTY: What I mean is that in the post-War period, in the ’50s and ’60s, the Democratic Party in the U.S. and social democratic parties in Europe were able to convince voters with lower education, lower income, lower wage[s] that they are the platform for them. That, in effect, what ties them together, despite their differences … is a platform of educational expansion, workers’ rights, Social Security, progressive taxation. [This] is what has made this coalition stick together. Then, what we see is that gradually over the past four decades, these parties have become the party of the educational elite. So while the right-wing parties and the center-right party are still the parties of the business elite or the high wealth elite … [W]e have moved from this class-based system to what I describe as a multi-elite system, where basically the educational elite votes for the Brahmin left and the wealthy elite votes for the merchant right or the business right. This rise of elitism, in effect, has left a lot of voters feeling abandoned [by] the main two parties, and I feel this has largely contributed to the rise of what is sometimes known as populism.,GAZETTE: You propose a way forward that reinstitutes a progressive tax system that will fund something like a universal basic income. Broadly, what does that look like? How do you get the rich and powerful to give things up? And why was it important to you not just to document and analyze inequality, but to also offer a possible solution?PIKETTY: It’s everybody’s job and responsibility to take part in this conversation about changing the economic system. I think it’s too easy for scholars and social scientists and economists and historians like myself … just to describe or to talk about history and not to take a stand in the present and in the future. So I’m trying to make an effort to deal with the future. People can either believe or come to their own conclusions from the historical material I present.What do I feel has the most promise for the future? There are two main ideas, one is social federalism and the other is participatory socialism. Social federalism is a view that if you want to keep globalization going and you want to avoid this retreat to nationalism and the frontier of the nation-state that we see in a number of countries, you need to organize globalization in a more social way. If you want to have international treaties between European countries and Canada and the U.S. and Latin America and Africa, these treaties cannot simply be about free trade and free capital flow. They need to set some target in terms of equitable growth and equitable development. So, how much you want to tax large international corporations [and] high wealth/high income individuals? What kind of target do you want for carbon emissions? Free trade and free capital flows can be part of this new and more social international treaty that we need to organize globalization, but they can’t be the first chapter of this treaty. They must be put to the service of higher goals, goals about sustainable development and equitable development, and they must be regulated. Technically, it’s not so complicated. The issue is really not political and ideological. We’ve been accustomed for several decades to treaties without any explicit fiscal or social policy. This has to change.Participatory socialism is the general objective of more “access” to education. Educational justice is very important in terms of access to higher education. Today there’s a lot of hyper criticism, not only in the U.S., but also in France and in Europe, that we don’t set quantifiable and verifiable targets in terms of how children [from] lower [income] groups [gain] access to higher education, what kind of funding [they] have for higher education. The other big dimension is circulation of property, so I talk about “inheritance for all.” The idea is to use a progressive tax on wealth in order to finance [a] capital transfer to every young adult at the age of 25. This transfer is in effect, 120,000 euros [about $134,000] per person, [which is] about the level of medium wealth today in France or in the U.S. That will very much transform the ability of children from poor families or middle-class families to create their own firms. Just having this kind of property puts you in a different position in life in general — what kind of jobs, what kind of wage, do I need to accept? It transforms the basic structure of power in society and that’s something very important. What I propose is not full equality; there will still be a lot of inequality. But this would make a big difference. The general idea is that not only the children of wealthy parents who have good ideas can create companies and participate in the economy. We need to rely on a much broader group of the population.Interview has been edited for clarity and condensed for length.Friday’s Stanley Hoffmann Lecture on France and the World will be viewable via livestream.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must outline its plans after an appeals court confirmed that the Dakota Access pipeline is operating without a key permit. Pipeline opponents want it shut down immediately. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg has set a status hearing for Feb. 10 to discuss the impact of Tuesday’s opinion by the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals that upheld Boasberg’s ruling ordering the Corps to conduct a full environmental impact review. Boasberg said in his one-sentence order the the Corps needs to show how it “expects to proceed given the vacating” of a federal permit granting easement for the pipeline to cross beneath Lake Oahe.
Notre Dame’s recently released 2013 Economic Impact Report indicates that the partnership between the University and local communities is evolving and thriving. In a statement, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said maintaining this relationship is crucial for both parties. “The relationship between our city and Notre Dame is at an all-time high, and these numbers help tell the story,” Buttigieg said. “The local economy benefits hugely from the role of the university. “That said, I look forward to partnering to find even more and bigger ways to grow our economy around the constant activity and important research that takes place at Notre Dame.” The Economic Impact Report, released Sept. 25 and based on data from 2012, puts the University’s total economic impact per year in St. Joseph County at $1.167 billion. Student, visitor and University spending contributed to that amount, associate vice president for public affairs Tim Sexton said. “When you put out a number of over $1.1 billion of economic impact, I mean that’s huge,” he said. “But it’s also huge because in order for us to have this kind of an impact, we need … the support of the community. “This is a two-way street. We can’t do a lot of what we do here at the University without the local community.” Jessica Brookshire, associate director for public affairs, led a University team that worked with New York-based consulting group Appleseed to collect and analyze data from more than 80 individuals on campus, as well as sources off campus such as Visit South Bend Mishawaka. The University publishes a report every five years through a process that takes more than seven months, Brookshire said. “One thing that was really cool was to go back and look at the one from five years ago and see what was in it,” Brookshire said. “Back then Eddy Street Commons was an idea, basically. An artist rendering was the picture. It was not in existence, neither was Compton Family Ice Arena.” Sexton said the University added 700 jobs, and construction costs averaged $95 million per year for the last five years. Money spent for research increased by 92 percent since the previous report, he said. “Being the fact that the University has its five goals and one of those goals is a preeminent research institution, it will not surprise me to see the research dollar continue to climb and continue to grow going forward in the next five years,” Sexton said. “I think that that construction component again will be extremely significant.” Appleseed president Hugh O’Neill, who worked on the Economic Impact Report this year and in 2007, said the findings about research set Notre Dame apart from other universities that have teamed up with the company. “We’ve worked with a number of different universities that have larger research programs and higher total research spending than Notre Dame does but there aren’t many that have been as successful as Notre Dame has in expanding its research activities in the past 10 years,” he said. Sexton said the report incorporated data from the Center for Social Concerns and Engage ND to measure volunteer work and offered another insight into the town and gown dynamic. “When it comes to the amount of service hours, we put that at 511,000 hours that was contributed by our students, by our faculty, by our staff,” he said. “I will not be surprised to see those service hours continue to grow, because that’s just who we are as a university. I have no doubt that that will occur.” Brookshire said the report includes football weekend statistics that reflect the high amount of visitors to South Bend and Mishawaka and the economic boon those visitors offer. “It’s about $18 million per home game, and that’s very significant to businesses locally and people that are thinking about opening business here in town,” she said. The economic impact of visitors to campus in general was markedly different from that of most other universities, O’Neill said. “Notre Dame is not alone but is at the high end of the range in terms of the extent to which the University is bringing money and resources into the South Bend area from all over the country and the extent to which that money has been spent locally,” he said. “That really enhances and strengthens the University’s contribution to the local economy.” Visit South Bend Mishawaka communications and public relations coordinator Lindsey Talboom said the increased economic activity of the University and its visitors as well as collaborations between the University, South Bend and Mishawaka have created an environment full-time residents and visitors alike can enjoy. “I can only see it growing really,” she said. “There’s clearly an investment that’s bridging the divide.” Sexton emphasized the importance of maintaining that connection from the University perspective. “The University of Notre Dame and our relationship with our local community is paramount and I think that this report does a great job of showing how we are intertwined for the positive,” he said. “The success of the University is directly correlated to the success of the local community.”
View Comments This year, we asked Justin “Squigs” Robertson, who you already know from his Broadway Ink drawings of Broadway’s biggest shows and stars, to create a one-of-a-kind holiday card. And he brought along some of his famous friends–namely Tevye the Milkman, Evan Hansen, the Phantom, Gloria Estefan, Alexander Hamilton, Dewey Finn, the Genie and a litterbox of kitties–along for the ride. Watch Squigs at work in this special video feature below. Happy holidays from everyone at Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office! Illustration from Justin “Squigs” Robertson About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The FaintDon’t call it a comeback. With a reinvented creative process, The Faint has injected passion and fun back into their punk rock-esque artistry. Their newest album, Doom Abuse, is raw and unpolished in a good way. Meant to be conceived holistically rather than track-by-track, it seeks to implore exploration and curiosity within accidental recurring themes, unveiling a rare and genuine insight into the subconscious minds behind the music. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. Boweryballroom.com. $25. 8 p.m. May 19Barbara WilliamsSigning and speaking on behalf of her new instructional hockey book, Positive Power. Williams is a Suffolk County Long Island Sports Hall of Fame inductee and also the first female skating coach in the National Hockey League. Ideal for young hockey players ages 7-14 aiming to get an edge over their competition by learning from the best. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com. Free Admission. 7 p.m. May 20Conor OberstBetter known as the thought provoking lyricist and singer with the voice sweet as a bowl of oranges for Bright Eyes, Oberst remains equally if not more sentimentally driven as a solo act. Album release celebration event for his latest venture, Upside Down Mountain. Strummin’ pain and bliss and everything in between with his fingers. Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn. Roughtrade.com. $20 at the door. 7 p.m. May 20Emily GiffinFrom The New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes another beautifully written tale, The One and Only—a story of love and trust told through the eyes of a tragically relatable heroine. When the safety net of routine is ripped from beneath Shea Rigsby, will she land gracefully or get tied up? Emily Giffin will be speaking and signing copies. Book Revue 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com. Free Admission. 7 p.m. May 21Blackmore’s NightRenaissance inspired folk melodies as authentic as they are joyous. Party like it’s 1599 with a modern twist with Blackmore’s Night. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Paramountny.com. $48.50-$76. 8 p.m. May 22Manchester OrchestraIn support of their third record, Simple Math. Andy Hull and the rest of Manchester Orchestra are back with vengeance, spilling their guts lyrically and compositionally to take listeners on a guided journey through all of the most human pangs and prides. With Balance and Composure and Kevine Devine and the Goddamn Band. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. Terminal5nyc.com. $22.50 advance/ $27 day of show. 7 p.m. May 22Rusted Root/The WailersNotorious happy-makers Rusted Root and The Wailers double-headline this love and good vibes fest, sure to send fans home smiling and exasperated, but forever thirsty for more. Rusted Root has laid countless tracks for feature films including Matilda and Ice Age as well as having performed beside powerhouses Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews Band. The Wailers continue their New York run lead by founding member Aston “Family Man” on the bass. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Paramountny.com. $31-$60. 8 p.m. May 23Jim JefferiesAustralia’s quickly rising shining star, stand-up comedian and television actor Jim Jefferies takes the stage offering up a taste of everyone’s favorite medicine: laughter. Writer and star of FX series, Legit, Jefferies knows what it is to couple content with performance in such a way that anyone with a pulse can get a kick out of. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Thespaceatwestbury.com. $48. 7 p.m. May 23Chelsea Handler at the 2012 Time 100 Gala. (Photo credit: David Shankbone/WikiMedia Commons)Chelsea HandlerBoisterous but lovable host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler turns up to sign copies of her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Nobody gets into trouble more hilariously (or frequently) than Ms. Handler, so one can expect silver-lined misadventures galore between the covers of a memoir dedicated to her worldly travels. Her book signing is followed by a stand-up performance at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com. Free Admission. 2 p.m. May 23Men are from Mars Women are from Venus- LIVEActor Peter Story stars in this theatrical, comedic rendition of the best-selling book of the decade, Men are from Mars Women are from Venus by John Gray. For adults only. This witty, helplessly significant collection of scenarios is brought to life on stage in what Story calls “a delicious evening of entertainment.” The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Thespaceatwestbury.com. $52.65. 8 p.m. May 24
When a member goes to check their account balance through a mobile banking app, they don’t think about the types of integrations that were put in place by their credit union in order to allow their transactions to happen. Although your credit union understands how the core is integrated with mobile apps, that’s not something the member is thinking about. The member expects their account information to be there, and the app to work as expected. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the credit union to anticipate members’ needs and provide the supporting technological solutions they demand. However, your credit union can’t provide a solution if you aren’t aware of the new technologies available to you. Technology is changing every day, and staying up-to-date on the latest features will give you a competitive edge and allow your credit union to provide a better range of member services. Here are 3 simple ways to stay on the cusp of trending credit union technology:Marketing Communications Opt-in to your technology provider’s marketing emails, and actually read them. Not every email will be a goldmine of information, but keeping your eyes on what’s new will help your credit union stay knowledgeable. Your core system provider is likely offering services you didn’t know were available to you and your members, and you won’t discover them if you aren’t looking at what’s out there.Webinars Tech partners frequently offer webinars and they’re a low-risk form of continued education for your credit union. In a 30 minute to one-hour session, tech partners might discuss new and emerging technologies or ways to better use your existing system. Using your core technology to its fullest potential will make your operations more efficient and effective for both you and your members. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA announced Tuesday that the Awareness initiative’s Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® campaign will launch in three new states within the next month. Currently running in Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan, the campaign is set to expand to North Dakota, South Dakota and Indiana.CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle made the announcement during his presentation at America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC) taking place in Orlando, Fl. at Walt Disney World®.“I’m thrilled to announce that Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® is expanding to more states in July. The campaign has been extremely successful to date and is performing beyond our expectations,” said Nussle. “Thank you to the hundreds of credit unions that have made contributions to this initiative and to the Credit Union Association of The Dakotas and Indiana Credit Union League. I’m confident that nearly doubling our state presence across the country will continue to spur more positive momentum.” continue reading »
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