Real Salt Lake Preps For Whitecaps

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sandy, UT)  —  Real Salt Lake will be back at Rio Tinto Stadium this weekend to host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.RSL has just one win in its first four matches and is coming off a 3-1 loss to Toronto this past weekend.  They are ninth on the Western Conference table with four points. Vancouver is tied for first place with 10. Robert Lovell Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer April 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake Preps For Whitecapslast_img read more

Assistant Professor – Biotechnology – (FAC001643)

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgThe Department of Engineering Technology of the College ofTechnology at the University of Houston is seeking to fill onetenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level inthe Biotechnology program starting Fall 2021. The successfulcandidate will have earned a B.S and a doctoral degree in LifeSciences or related field. The department seeks individuals withproven record or promise of research achievement.The candidate is expected to develop a front rank, competitive,independent research program on concepts relevant to biotechnology.Particular areas of interest include biomedical, biomanufacturing,bioinformatics and big data analysis, energy. An important academicresponsibility also will be the instruction and mentoring ofgraduate and undergraduate students. Faculty members are expectedto develop new courses, teach existing courses, and collaboratewith fellow faculty in curriculum issues, articulate well withindustry, and contribute to the continuous improvement andoutcome-based assessment of the program. The candidate will also beexpected to assist in program management and advising.With an emphasis on environmental biotechnology, the Biotechnologyprogram is one of the fastest growing programs in the EngineeringTechnology department. The undergraduate program is accredited byThe Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering(ATMAE), and amongst the top 5 programs in the nation.The College of Technology is the third largest college at theUniversity of Houston, and one of the fastest growing. As aCarnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we arelooking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers tohelp us create and prepare the talent for the future’stechnologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for alifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforcecreation.The University of Houston is a public research university that islocated on a park-like campus a few minutes from the Houston citycenter. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and theUniversity reflects this diversity. We are a designated HispanicServing Institution, and have been recognized as one of the mostracially and ethnically diverse research institutions in thenation. In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, oneof a select group of universities to receive National ScienceFoundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversityand the participation and advancement of women faculty in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. TheUniversity of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodiesin the nation focuses on recruiting and retaining a diversecommunity of scholars. Given this, a candidate should exhibit thepotential for excellence in teaching and a clear commitment toenhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty andgraduate student population. Additionally, the University ofHouston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.Screening of candidates will commence immediately and continueuntil the position is filled. Please attach a CV, cover letter,research statement, teaching philosophy or statment, and contactinformation for three references to be contacted at a later date.Rank and salary will be commensurate with the final candidate’scredentials and experience.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The successful candidate will have earned a B.S and a doctoraldegree in Life Sciences or related field. The department seeksindividuals with proven record or promise of researchachievement.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

God Bless The Little Sisters Of the Poor

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgGod Bless the Little Sisters Of The PoorBy Tom PurcellGod bless the Little Sisters of the Poor. They just put our overzealous federal government back in its constitutional place.The Little Sisters of the Poor is an international congregation of Roman Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to caring for the elderly poor. Since the order’s 1839 founding in France, its mission has been to give dignity and love to the frail and weak in the very last stage of their lives.When ObamaCare became the law of the land, it demanded that the sisters purchase insurance policies for the order’s employees that cover the cost of contraception, abortive drugs and sterilization. But the nuns could never do so because their vow is to advance the dignity of life for every person, including the unborn.The Little Sisters sought a religious exemption from the rules, but, according to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a legal group that defended the sisters in court, the government said the nuns were not religious enough to be exempt. The government insisted that the ObamaCare exemption applied only to churches and church-controlled ministries.The government threatened massive fines against the 27 retirement homes that the sisters operate in the United States — at a cost of $100 per employee per day or $70 million in fines per year. This amount represents one-third of the Little Sisters’ operating budget and would have severely hampered the sisters ability to care for the elderly poor.  So, in 2013, the good sisters sued the government.They argued that their constitutional right to freely practice their faith was being obstructed by our ever-growing government. The federal district court in Denver, Colo., ruled against them.Thankfully, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an injunction siding with the sisters. Her injunction temporarily stopped the fines as the case worked its way through the legal process.The sisters appealed the district court ruling. They lost again in 2015 when the 10th Circuit Court ruled against them and sided with ObamaCare.The Little Sisters filed a petition to the Supreme Court. Finally, last week, the Supreme Court gave the sisters a huge win.According to the Becket Fund, “The Supreme Court unanimously overturned the lower court rulings against the Little Sisters, ordered the government not to fine the Little Sisters, and said the lower courts should provide the government an opportunity ‘to arrive at an approach going forward that accommodates the petitioner’s religious beliefs.’”What is most puzzling about the whole situation, however, is that none of this was necessary.The sisters “never sought to prevent the government from providing these (contraception) services, but have simply asked that the government pick a way that doesn’t force them to deliver services — like the week-after pill — that violate their faith.”President Obama himself acknowledged that “the government can continue to provide these services without the Little Sisters and their health plan,” according to the Becket Fund.So why did our government attack the wonderful sisters who have dedicated their lives to caring for the elderly poor?It beats me, but it is a textbook case of why I and others worry about the erosion of our country’s most basic freedoms as our overzealous government extends its tentacles more deeply into every aspect of our everyday lives.In our current state, it takes the incredible fortitude of a group of selfless nuns to protect and restore our freedoms.They fought the good fight against a mighty foe so that they may continue to practice their faith freely in what is supposed to be the freest nation on Earth.God bless the Little Sisters of the Poor.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Cakes contribute to Waitrose’s 12% profit rise

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgWaitrose posted a like-for-like sales increase of 3.4%, as part of parent company The John Lewis Partnership’s results for the year ended 26 January 2013.Gross sales were up 6.7% to £5.76bn at the grocery retailer, with revenue up 6.8% to £5.42bn, and operating profit up 12.2% to reach £292.3bn.This week, Waitrose also announced it would be adding 400 more lines to its Essential Waitrose range, during the course of 2013, and developing around 300 of its existing lines.Launched in 2009, the Essential range makes up around 18% of the supermarket’s sales, with around 1,800 lines currently.Among its operational highlights, the retailer noted that 19 new branches had opened – 11 supermarkets and eight convenience stores – with 4,700 new and improved products launched.“Particularly successful new lines have been ranges of celebration cakes and desserts and the Heston from Waitrose range of ready meals,” said the retailer.Over the past financial year, Waitrose has also seen its online sales grow by a whopping 49%.last_img read more

Coopland & Son set for expansion with £8.5m investment

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgCoopland & Son is set to open 30 new shops in three years across the north of England following a £8.5m external investment from investors Business Growth Fund (BGF).As well as the expansion, the funds will be used to improve and develop its production facilities. The business will also expand its growing sandwich van service, which delivers fresh food to industrial and business parks.The deal means BGF will be a minority partner in the Coopland & Son business, which produces baked goods such as breads, pies and pasties, and employs 1,500 members of staff.Paul Coopland, managing director of Coopland & Son, said the deal marks an important step for the business.“Cooplands is in great health and we’ve opened a number of new sites this year alone. The partnership with BGF allows us to accelerate that growth and benefit from being part of a bigger network,” said Coopland.“As a family business, we didn’t take the decision to bring on board an external investor lightly. We had a number of options but felt that BGF’s culture and long-term minority investment would provide us with flexibility and control as we continue to grow.”Founded in 1885, Cooplands has grown from five shops to more than 140 across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the north east.last_img read more

12 Days Of Phishmas: An Incredible ‘2001’ Space Odyssey On 12/29/98

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_img2001 included Crosseyed and Painless and Manteca teases. For this show, the dancers on-stage were dressed as flowers, with one dressed as a turkey. Stay tuned over the coming days for more Phishmas! ‘Tis the season!On the fourth day of Phishmas, a Phish phan played for me… Four Light Year Blast-Off (12/29/98)Three Phishy Decades (12/31/13)Two Sitting Legends (10/22/96) and The Gamehendge Time Factory (12/31/95)!Don’t miss out on any of the fantastic pre-shows and after-parties around NYC during Phish’s upcoming MSG New Year’s Run!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – tickets Set 1: Rock and Roll > Funky Bitch > Punch You In the Eye > Horn, Ginseng Sullivan, Split Open and Melt, Brian and Robert, Guyute, My Soul, Free BirdSwt 2: Free > Limb By Limb > Also Sprach Zarathustra  > Boogie On Reggae Woman, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Divided Skycenter_img In 9 short days, Phish will settle in at Madison Square Garden for their traditional end-of-the-year run. Phish is no stranger to the Garden, having now played the famed venue in the heart of New York City 35 times over the course of their career. From their MSG debut in 1994 to their most recent appearances at the very beginning of 2016, the storied room has played host to some of the most treasured shows in the band’s history. As we inch closer to this year’s New Year’s Run, we will be bringing you our 12 Days Of Phishmas series, highlighting a different milestone MSG Phish show each day until we all head back to the Garden on the 28th. It wasn’t easy narrowing 35 down to 12, but we think you’ll be pleased with these classics from the Phish catalog. Enjoy! For the fourth day of our trip down YEMSG memory lane, we’re fueling up our rocket ship and taking a look back at 12/29/98, a Class-A show from Phish’s ’98-’99 New Year’s Run. The show has no shortage of strong points, from fun cover staples (“Rock and Roll”, “Funky Bitch”, “Ginseng Sullivan”, “My Soul”, “Boogie On Reggae Woman” and even a set-closing “Free Bird”) to excellent performances of several classic Phish-y compositions (“Split Open and Melt”, “Guyute”, “You Enjoy Myself”, and “Divided Sky”), and a 5-song second set featuring on-stage dancers dressed as flowers, a turkey, and other strange beings. But the real highlight of this show is the truly incredible rendition of “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (better known to the layman as “2001”) that anchors the second set.For years before our space ship first blasted off “on a voyage of discovery” from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (on 10/31/14), Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, and Mike Gordon used “2001” as their go-to vehicle f0r outer space jam voyages. The tune–known to most as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey–has taken on a life of its own in the Phish setting, defined by its musical structure of surging builds, massive peaks, and lethal funk breakdowns. While the improvisational meat of “2001” is usually found in the breakdowns–the space between the the song’s thematic builds–12/29/98’s version was all about the launch–its mind-blowing intro segment. Take a listen below and relive this epic voyage with us:First, a pulsing, reverb-laced vamp slowly rises to a boil, echoing reverberations of deep space travel. This slow build lasts for more than five entrancing minutes before the song’s distinctive drum beat finally surfaces. Several more minutes of laser-focused guitar riffing and powerful bass and keyboard punches follow, propelled by Fishman’s relentlessly funky back beat. Nearly 9 minutes in, and we’re still in intro territory. Right as it seems they might start the song’s theme–the “countdown to blast-off”, if you will–Trey takes a left turn, instead teasing the melody of “Crosseyed and Painless”.The first taste of “2001”‘s melodic theme finally arrives just over 10 minutes in, and after the incredible buildup, the crowd’s reaction is ecstatic–clearly audible over the music on most audience recordings. The rest of the voyage (though no less impressive) adheres more closely to the song’s usual structure, with each of the band’s members expertly taking their turn at the ship’s controls. By the time they end their extraterrestrial transmission in a haze of static and feedback, this “2001” has clocked in at just under 18 minutes, making it the longest version ever performed at MSG–and one of the finest overall performances of this fan-favorite jam.Even after the incredible “2001” landed on 12/29/98, Phish still had plenty to offer fans, following the jam with “Boogie On” into a fantastic “YEM” to close the set, before finishing strong with a beautiful “Divided Sky” encore. Even among the impressive company that is MSG Phish, this show–and its improvisational “Space Odyssey”–still shine brightly.Setlist: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/29/98last_img read more

Robert Randolph & The Family Band and From Good Homes Added To The Fox Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Month

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgAs Boulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in March with a slew of high-profile shows from The String Cheese Incident (x2), Leftover Salmon, The New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, The Motet, North Mississippi Allstars, and more, the star-studded month-long lineup continues to grow. Now, The Fox has announced the additions of From Good Homes (Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth’s former outfit) on Monday, March 20th and Robert Randolph & The Family Band on Friday, March 24th.Tickets for the newly announced shows are on-sale Friday, January 20th. Robert Randolph tickets can be purchased here. From Good Homes tickets are available here. You will need to sign up for the Fox’s newsletter in order to access the pre-sale, which can be found on the venue’s website. The full schedule is posted below, and details can also be found on the Fox’s website.The Fox Theatre’s 25th Anniversary CelebrationMarch 2, 2017 – 3OH!3March 3 & 4, 2017 – String Cheese IncidentMarch 6, 2017 (actual anniversary) – Leftover SalmonMarch 8, 2017 – New MastersoundsMarch 9, 2017 – Rose Hill Drive, reunion and album releaseMarch 10 & 11, 2017 – The Greyboy AllstarsMarch, 16, 2017 – Big GiganticMarch 17, 2017 – The MotetMarch 18, 2017 – The Magic BeansMarch 20, 2017 – From Good HomesMarch 23, 2017 – Funky MetersMarch 24, 2017 – Robert Randolph & The Family BandMarch 29, 2017 – North Mississippi AllstarsMarch 31, 2017 – G. Love & Special Saucelast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Plays Nostalgic VIP Pre-Show, Covers Radiohead In Capitol Theatre Finale [Video]

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgLast night, Umphrey’s McGee played their second show in as many nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Following a top-notch opening night that included a tribute to the late Tom Petty and a 200+ show bust-out of Toto‘s “Africa.” The show marked the midpoint of UM’s three-night weekend run in the New York City area.Umphrey’s McGee Honors Tom Petty, Covers Toto’s “Africa” To Open Cap Run [Photo/Video]Before the Saturday night show at The Cap began in earnest, the band played a special private VIP set at attached bar/venue Garcia’s. The set used a stripped-down version of their stage setup–likely their warmup gear–to an extremely intimate audience, creating an atmosphere that the band mentioned on several occasions “reminded them of twenty years ago.” For the set itself, Umphrey’s delivered a mix of old and new material, opening with an extended take on “Draconian,” a relatively new track debuted in 2015, before switching gears t0 an old favorite debuted in 1999, “Example 1”.The next tune was one of the band’s most beloved tracks, “Kabump.” Though it is often forgotten in setlists among the band’s seemingly-endless catalog, the old favorite delighted fans from the first note on. When the familiar guitar-build intro of “2nd Self” rang out from the stage out of the surprising fan favorite it made for a stunning transition. After 40 minutes, the band took took a quick bow and disappeared backstage to prepare for two more full sets in the ornate theater next door.Umphrey’s McGee Announce Brand-New Album & 20th Anniversary TourAfter foregoing an intro track on Friday, Umphrey’s launched right into their set with “Flamethrower,” one of their best and most aggressive intro tracks. “Flamethrower” flowed directly into a huge version of “Ringo,” one of their most reliable jam vehicles, and the jam did not disappoint. This version saw the band build up a particularly funky concept that eventually transformed into balls-to-the-wall metal fusion. The energy was growing wildly until UM dropped into a fat groove, and from that point on they had the whole audience in the palm of their hands. The band followed up “Ringo” with another tried and trusted jam vehicle, Mantis track “Red Tape.”The Steely Dan-reminiscient “Comma Later” followed, with a short-but-sweet improv section that featured some fireworks from guitarist Jake Cinninger that eventually segued into a pulsing rendition of “Miami Virtue.” To close the set, Umphrey’s paired up two fan-favorites, “Out of Order” and “Wife Soup.” The one-two punch of favorites–with “Out of Order” providing a nice sing-a-long moment for the crowd and “Wife Soup” offering up a healthy dose of full-band improvisation–proved to be a perfect way to end the set.Umphrey’s McGee To Debut 2 Songs On Vinyl Ahead Of New Album’s ReleaseTo open their final set of the evening, Umphrey’s once again paired a couple of classics, book-ending a huge version of the multi-sectional masterpiece “Der Bluten Kat” with perhaps the band’s most popular song, “In The Kitchen.” This “ITK” featured a jam on “All Things Ninja,” one of Umphrey’s most rare and cherished instrumentals, as well as a tease of “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago, before moving back into the latter portion of “Der Bluten Kat”Following a solid “Cemetary Walk”, Umphrey’s dropped a huge surprise on the crowd. When Ryan Stasik started up the famous bass line of “The National Anthem” by Radiohead, fans were expecting the Radiohead / Beck mashup “The National Loser Anthem,” from Umphrey’s 2016 mashup album, Zonkey. However, “Loser” was nowhere to be found, and Umphrey’s ended up playing a full version of the original Radiohead track for a Capitol Theatre crowd that was ecstatic with appreciation as soon as they figured out what was going on. It was one of those special “had to be there” moments that keeps hardcore fans coming back for more.Watch Umphrey’s McGee cover Radiohead’s “The National Anthem” at The Capitol Theatre below via YouTube userGregory Marcus:The “Speak Up” that followed featured the most ambitious jamming of the night, serving as the improvisational highlight from set two, and finally relented into a triumphant version of “Glory,” which closed out the second set. For the encore, Umphrey’s gave fans an excuse to dance one more time with a high-octane version of “Bad Friday” that contained a lengthy tease of “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” by Michael Jackson.Umphrey’s McGee’s three-night New York run wraps up tonight with their highly awaited sold-out show at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | The Capitol Theatre/Garcia’s | Port Chester, NY | 10/21/17 VIP Pre-show Set: Draconian, Example 1, Kabump > 2nd SelfSet one: Flamethrower > Ringo, Red Tape, Comma Later > Out of Order > Wife SoupSet two: Der Bluten Kat > In The Kitchen* > Der Bluten Kat, Cemetary Walk, The National Anthem, Speak Up > GloryEncore: Bad Friday*** “All Things Ninja” (UM) and “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago) teases** “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” (Michael Jackson) teases[Cover photo via Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

In praise of the tweak

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgA grouping of chairs. A cluster of green. These are small things, acknowledges Robert Hammond, but they are the elements that make public space welcoming — and they are too easily overlooked. “People don’t think about their own public spaces enough,” said Hammond, a self-taught artist and community organizer best known for starting the movement that turned a deserted elevated rail line in New York City into a popular park. “Most people don’t understand the impact public space makes on their life.”A visiting fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Hammond, co-founder (with Joshua David) of Friends of the High Line, is currently serving as the interim executive director of the elevated park, which debuted in 2009 and last month opened its third and penultimate segment. At Harvard for nine days, Hammond made time between lecturing, student meetings, and an open conversation with his faculty host, Professor Jerold Kayden, to stroll around and discuss the University’s open spaces.“…The chairs give people reason to pause and enjoy the space, rather than just walk through this space that’s so Harvard. I’m here for a week, and I spent 45 minutes here yesterday instead of two minutes.” — Robert HammondHarvard Yard, the quintessential public space, won Hammond over, and he was full of praise for the relatively recent addition of the colorful chairs. “This space is perfectly designed by history,” said Hammond, the recipient in 2010 of the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and (with David) of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal. He pointed out a father and daughter sitting and chatting, while a lone student read nearby, the bright chairs set off by the green lawn.“There’s plenty of room for people to walk around,” he said. “But the chairs give people reason to pause and enjoy the space, rather than just walk through this space that’s so Harvard.” He added, “I’m here for a week, and I spent 45 minutes here yesterday instead of two minutes.”By comparison, the plaza in front of the Science Center could do with “some tweaking,” Hammond said. With food trucks on both sides of the plaza, as well as benches, umbrellas, and an oversize chessboard, the space conveys “a confusing design message,” he said. “It’s just hard to read the space.”While he praised the mostly movable furniture, Hammond suggested using colored chairs — one of the colors from the Yard — to “create a more inviting room.” “Multiple colors is too much,” he added. Additional plantings, as well, could be used to divide the open plaza into more intimate “rooms,” such as a dining area near the food trucks.“Often people focus on active uses,” he said, citing a dance class he’d witnessed a day earlier, as well as the al fresco diners. “People want to maximize the amount of usable space.” His experience with the High Line, however, taught him that this focus can be shortsighted.“The High Line is only 30 feet wide,” he said, “but we fought to keep the planting. Planting provides the magic for the experience. With the trucks here, planting could give it a more welcoming feel. On the High Line, you see people holding hands. There’s a slowing down because of the planting.”Hammond was also intrigued by the Tanner Fountain, noting that its boulders could be another focus of attention — another outdoor “room” for public play. When the temporary ice-skating rink erected on the plaza was mentioned, he brought up another suggestion from his High Line experience. “We did a roller-skating rink under the High Line,” he said. “It was incredibly popular and brought in a really diverse group. People came from all over the city. It would be perfect for right there in the summer.”The point, he stressed, was that little changes — a few more plants surrounding a seating area or a splash of color to enliven a corner — can make a difference.“I’m sure even students in the GSD are thinking about lofty public space and public design on a huge scale,” he said. “But what makes more of an impact is often these small things that actually cost very little. Compared to the architecture of a building, the space around it may have more of an impact on the people using it.”last_img read more

Ryan Spahn & More Enlisted for Exit Strategy Off-Broadway

Posted On Jan 18 2021 by

first_imgRyan Spahn(Photo by Caitlin McNaney) View Comments Former Fresh Face Ryan Spahn and more have been tapped for the New York premiere of Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy. Directed by Kip Fagan, the previously announced limited engagement will run March 30 through May 6 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Tickets are now available for the production, which is scheduled to open on April 12.Joining Spahn (Gloria) as Ricky in the cast will be Michael Cullen (King Liz) as Arnold, Aimé Donna Kelly (Witch in Macbeth) as Sadie, Rey Lucas (Orange Is The New Black) as Luce, Deirdre Madigan (A Delicate Balance) as Pam, Christina Nieves (The House on Mango Street) as Jania and Brandon J. Pierce (Metamorphoses) as Donnie.The drama tackles the future of public education and follows the chaotic final days of an urban public high school.Exit Strategy will feature scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Thom Weaver and sound design by Daniel Perelstein.last_img read more