To say that phans are excited about Phish’s upcoming thirteen-night residency at Madison Square Garden across July 21st through August 6th is an understatement. Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run has just gotten a little bit sweeter, with the announcement that Ben & Jerry’s will be rolling out a limited-edition ice cream flavor for the run. In addition to the already delicious Phish Food ice cream that Ben & Jerry’s regularly offers, in honor of their fellow Vermontians’ 13-night stand at MSG, the ice cream company has crafted a new flavor dubbed “Freezer Reprise,” which features “sweet cream ice cream with a vanilla glaze, chocolate donut swirl, chocolate donut pieces, and fudge fish.”Freezer Reprise will be available outside of MSG on the inaugural night of Baker’s Dozen on July 21st as well as the final night. To close out the run, on August 6th, the company will also be offering Freezer Reprise at a special webcast in their hometown of Burlington, VT, at Three Needs Taproom & Brewery. Ben & Jerry’s also teamed with the legendary artist Jim Pollock to create a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate the run and the new flavor, which will be available via the company’s website here as well as inside MSG at the WaterWheel Foundation during the run. You can check out the T-shirt and the commercial for Freezer Reprise below, and don’t forget to check out Live For Live Music’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late Nights to see what’s going on around town each night after Phish hits MSG. Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix)July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)
Ten faculty members have been awarded 2015 Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships for their outstanding publications. The 2015 honorees:Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, “Empire of Cotton: A Global History” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)Virginie Greene, professor of Romance languages and literatures, “Logical Fictions in Medieval Literature and Philosophy” (Cambridge University Press, 2014)Mary Lewis, professor of history, “Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938” (University of California Press, 2014)Wai-yee Li, professor of Chinese literature, “Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature” (Harvard University Asia Center, 2014)Afsaneh Najmabadi, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, “Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran” (Duke University Press, 2014)Eric Nelson, Robert M. Beren Professor of Government, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding” (Harvard University Press, 2014)Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, “Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War” (Oxford University Press, 2014)Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, “Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America” (University of California Press, 2014)John Stilgoe, Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape Development, “Old Fields: Photography, Glamour, and Fantasy Landscape” (University of Virginia Press, 2014)David Der-wei Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature and of Comparative Literature, “現當代文學新論：義理‧倫理‧地理 (New Critique of Modern Chinese Literature: Polemics, Ethics and Geopolitics)” (SDX Joint Publishing Company (Lookup under ISBN: New Theory in Modern Literature: ethical argumentation Geography (Chinese Edition)), 2014)
By Yolima Dussán/Diálogo March 28, 2018 Colombia’s disaster response system led to an increase in the number of relief missions in local communities, and also provided assistance during recent disasters in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Costa Rica. The system is built around several public and private entities, and community and military organizations brought together under the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGDR, in Spanish). UNGDR was established in 2008 by the National Center for Personnel Rescue (CNRP, in Spanish) that the Colombian Air Force (FAC in Spanish) operates to aid the civilian population. The unit is based at the Military Air Transport Command in Bogotá. “The level of disaster response coordination that Colombia attained saves more lives each time,” FAC Major Ricardo Ovalle, coordinator of Joint Operations for CNRP and UNGDR, told Diálogo. “FAC plays a decisive role in this process. It’s round-the-clock work that never lets up.” Emergency response fronts CNRP operates on three fronts. The center transports personnel and cargo to put out massive wildfires and responds to landslides and floods. CNRP also conducts aerial surveillance over areas where civilian populations are at risk, such as volcanoes, snowy regions, and rivers. “Avalanches and mudslides are more critical. Fires have a huge impact on flora and fauna, but you have some time before they impact people. Avalanches involve a lot of wounded people, without houses, without services,” Maj. Ovalle said. “They require more effective assistance.” The second front consists of search-and-rescue operations for military and civilian personnel following aircraft crashes or river accidents. The center’s third front is unquestionably the area of highest demand: relocation and aeromedical evacuation. In 2004, the Directorate of Special Air Operations (today’s CNRP) established a broad set of procedures in an efficient protocol for disaster response and rescue. Since then, the unit transported more than 19,000 service members and civilians from all places and especially from hard-to-reach areas that only military aircraft can access. Every minute counts CNRP never rests. Its command is made up of just 22 officers and enlisted who coordinate its interfaces with a large army of specialists from every unit of FAC, who almost always race against the clock when responding to emergencies. “In our mission to save lives, every minute matters,” FAC Lieutenant Colonel John Jairo Baez, head of CNRP, told Diálogo. “In disaster response, every minute counts to save the lives of those who are in harm’s way. In search and rescue, a single minute can make the difference to find those injured or lost. And in aeromedical evacuation, time matters even more.” Every decision is based on a stream of information to carry out the procedure as quickly as possible. Strict adherence to established response protocols shape their use over time. “Our mission during the April 2017 avalanche in Moca showed how our disaster response system evolved and how FAC’s response capabilities increased thanks to the incorporation of [response] developed resources and protocols,” Lt. Col. Baez said. “We’re at the forefront of disaster response in the region.” FAC pilots execute CNRP’s operations. Trained to operate under the most stressful circumstances, pilots review every request for assistance to choose what resources to use to respond to each case. Pilots, who understand the implications of their choices, make quick but thoughtful decisions. “To go where someone needs help is one of FAC’s commitments. We did entire military operations to bring women in labor out from far-flung places and transfer sick children and adults,” FAC Lieutenant Colonel José Luis Avendaño Hurtado, chief of CNRP’s Transportation and Aeromedical Evacuation Division, told Diálogo. “There are several factors to assess to ensure operational effectiveness: weather conditions, nearby treatment locations, and the amount of time needed for treatment based on indications from the medical evaluation system.” The amount of combat evacuations for wounded soldiers across Colombia during the armed conflict required capacity building to overcome obstacles. Up to 2015, members of the public security forces represented the largest number of transfers. But, since 2016, civilian rescues lead the statistics. “We follow a doctrine set forth by the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization—the governing bodies on search and rescue procedures—to determine the locations and conditions in which a person can survive,” FAC Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Mendoza, chief of CNRP’s Search-and-Rescue Division, told Diálogo. “We work with technology, but, when technology fails us, the power goes out, and there are no indicators, we are left with the experience of our pilots, trained in war operations and used to applying their knowledge of basic geometry and trigonometry to perform triangulations and find the target.” Effective equipment and human commitment To carry out these missions, CNRP has a fleet of three medically outfitted Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, and three UH-60 helicopters, dubbed the “Angels Squadron,” which are equipped with a hoist system to perform personnel rescues in hard-to-reach areas. The aircraft are also equipped to carry the Bambi Bucket system, a must to put out fires. Three Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft supplement the fleet. When needed, a C-130 Hercules can be fitted with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS II). “The experience gained from the conflict allowed us to know what’s needed to survive on land, in water, in poor visibility conditions, and at night—in extremely risky conditions,” added FAC Major Pablo Mora Díaz, deputy director of Human Resources and Technical Support for UNGDR. “We do whatever needs to be done. We follow protocols, and we’re creative. We work for the well-being of all. We’re soldiers who rescue people,” he concluded.
Advertisement Unai Emery blames Aaron Ramsey for Europa League final heartbreak Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 11:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Aaron Ramsey will watch the Europa League final from the stands (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed Aaron Ramsey ignored his advice before sustaining a costly injury that ruled him out of the Europa League final.The Welshman will watch Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea from the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring strain in the Gunners’ quarter-final victory against Napoli.The win in Naples was Ramsey’s final appearance for the club as the midfielder is due to join Juventus this summer but he had hoped to end his 11-year stay with the Gunners with a win in Azerbaijan.However, Emery has suggested the midfielder is to blame as he ignored his advice to rest before the fateful win against Napoli.ADVERTISEMENT Ramsey injured his hamstring in Naples (Picture: Getty)Ramsey played 68 minutes in Arsenal’s win against Watford just 72 hours before their game in Naples and Emery says he told the midfielder to sit out the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Welshman, though, was desperate to play.‘Now we can speak about that,’ said Emery.‘Sometimes you cannot play every match with the same players because some players can be a risk for injury. When he was playing against Napoli, he was injured.‘The Monday before we played Watford, we won 1-0, and I prefer he didn’t play. I spoke with him. “Aaron, we are playing a lot of matches now. I think you need to rest one match.’‘[He said]: “No, no, coach, I want to play, I want to play, I want to play, I want play, it is very important for me, it is very important for the team, I want to play.”“‘OK. Play.’ And we won. After, Napoli. ‘You OK?’ “Coach, I can, I can, I can.’ And this is the process with him I had.”More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalRamsey had been keen on staying at the Emirates but was left shocked when the club withdrew a contract offer they had made to him.The midfielder then attracted interest from across Europe and is reportedly set to earn an eye-watering £400,000-a-week in Turin.MORE: Chelsea accept £115m bid from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard after Roman Abramovich intervention Advertisement
Modern Times Group (“MTG”) has launched a $30 million (£22.3m) investment fund that is set to target both US and European online gaming companies.According to the report from Sports Business International, the fund will complement the broadcaster’s larger-scale acquisitions. The company intends to use the fund to invest in five to 10 companies per year over the next three years. The fund will be used to target companies that present “strategic value to the group” in the fields of online gaming, esports as well as gaming-focused virtual reality and augmented reality. MTG are best known in the industry for acquiring 74% of ESL back in 2015 and thus are no strangers to the world of esports. Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO, said: “We are stronger than ever in our traditional markets, with exciting content that engages diverse audiences across multiple platforms and on every screen. At the same time, we are leading esports into the global mainstream, captivating hundreds of millions of online gamers, and creating video content that generates billions of views across the world.“MTG’s expertise is in storytelling and we want our stories to be available everywhere. Our partnerships with content creators and distributors around the world, and the rapid growth of our digital products, clearly demonstrate the relevance of our stories and provide the basis for our long term profitable growth. This is why we are also launching a gaming fund to help nurture the next generation of digital entertainment experiences.”Esports Insider says: Great to see a dedicated fund set up for further investment into the esports space. ESL are one of the giants in the space, so it’ll be interesting to see where the MTG funds go next.