Watch Bob Weir, Ziggy Marley, Dave Matthews, Flea, And More Trash Talk Woody Harrelson In Promo Video

first_imgIn anticipation of Lost in London, Woody Harrelson’s new live-streamed film to be screened and shot on January 19, Vanity Fair has released a promotional video of celebrity friends of Harrelson (including Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, Will Ferrell and many more) asking the actor to reconsider the strange project. In the video, dozens of familiar faces appear to poke fun at and criticize Harrelson and Lost in London, including familiar faces like Bob Weir, Flea, Dave Matthews, and Ziggy Marley.Weir, who appears at 1:14, notes the following: “Dude, you’ve got to lose this notion of doing a ‘live movie,’ whatever that is. Get back to making zombie movies, like you, me, and everyone knows you should be doing.” Flea’s clip starts at 1:32, and is followed immediately by the first cameo by Dave Matthews at 1:38, who also reappears at 2:54. Ziggy Marley then makes an appearance at the three-minute mark, with an initially more positive tone than others in the video, saying, “I think it’s a wonderful idea. This idea that I’m hearing, I think it’s a great idea.” After pausing, he adds, “But I also think that every great idea you must try and do.”You can check out the full video below, courtesy of Vanity Fair:[H/T Relix]last_img read more

Erin McDermott named athletic director

first_imgGay called McDermott “the leader that Harvard needs for its next century of success in athletics. Steeped in Ivy League principles, fundamentally committed to student-athlete success, and driven by her values, Erin is someone who has formed a deep appreciation of Harvard and its place in the Ivy League, as well as the things that make the experience we create for our student-athletes unique.”In Chicago, where McDermott has overseen the program as director of athletics and recreation since 2013, Maroon teams captured 17 University Athletic Association championship titles and last year recorded their highest finish (ninth) in the annual Learfield Directors’ Cup rankings. A winner of the 2019 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics AD of the Year award, she also established the Friends of Maroon Athletics, an alumni annual giving society, and served on the Office of the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and the Student Life Leadership Team.“Athletics gave me so much of who I am and why I feel I can conquer anything,” said McDermott, who was a basketball standout at Hofstra University.“I envision my first 90 days on a listening tour of constituents, and my goal is to try to build relationships as quickly as I can,” McDermott said. “Credibility and trust happen through consistency in message and being able to show that I believe in this whole ideal. It’s not a they and us; they are us and we are them, and we are all the same.”A former basketball standout at Hofstra University, McDermott recalled how formative her undergraduate years were playing while studying for an international business degree. McDermott also has a master of science degree in sports management from University of Massachusetts Amherst.“Athletics gave me so much of who I am and why I feel I can conquer anything,” said McDermott, who has, of late, traded her basketball for a yoga mat. “That’s why this Ivy League model works so well for me. It’s not just about winning the championship; it’s about integrity and honor and competition and, if we’re doing right by the students, and the coaches are true educators, where it’s not continuous pressure, but it’s the release valve, those things can be attained.”In her 13 years at Princeton, McDermott rose through the ranks from working in compliance to becoming AD Gary Walters’ second-in-command as deputy athletic director. Her tenure was marked with praise for her easy rapport, resolute commitment to integrity, and down-to-earth management style. She often took a direct role in campus leadership, serving on the Provost’s Office of Disabilities Accommodations Review Committee and the President’s Sexual Harassment Hearing Panel.At Harvard, McDermott takes the reins of an expansive program with a history that dates back 240 years and encompasses the largest varsity program in the country. Included in her purview are 65 clubs and 35 House sports programs as well as an extensive recreation program that engages many members of the Harvard community, including faculty, staff, and students.“I know what an incredible outlet the rec experience can be for all students. Intramurals and sports clubs are places to build community and to build integration with the larger campus. As much as we can build those connections is not only beneficial to the athletic department, but to campus. This holistic philosophy is and should be something we provide to all students,” she said.“I am grateful to Dean Gay and President Bacow for entrusting me with this incredible opportunity,” she added. “I look forward to meeting the extensive Crimson community and working together to ensure student-athletes and all students thrive at Harvard in every way that they aspire, consistent with a full and engaging educational experience and in preparation for purposeful and meaningful lives. Erin McDermott has been named the John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced today.McDermott brings 25 years of experience in sports administration to the appointment, which begins July 1. She has spent significant parts of her career in the Division I Ivy League at Princeton and Columbia, and most recently in Division III at the University of Chicago. Her arrival at Harvard will be a sort of homecoming for the Massachusetts native, who grew up playing basketball in the small town of Westminster, about 20 miles north of Worcester in the central part of the state. McDermott described her new role as one of “enormous opportunity.”“This role is perfect in every way. I know there will be challenges, the current situation with the pandemic being one of them, but I’m excited to return to athletics at a level I believe in,” she said. “The Ivy League is a model for Division I, and Harvard already has a natural platform to be a model for other institutions. More than ever, we need to have a voice that brings in excellence in every way, and I look forward to having that strong voice.”“We are thrilled to welcome Erin McDermott to the University,” said President Larry Bacow. “She understands and appreciates the values of the Ivy League — that our athletes are students first. She brings to her new role deep and broad experience as well as an abiding love of competition. I am confident that she will build on the considerable accomplishments of Bob Scalise at a moment of remarkable challenge and change both across the nation and throughout higher education.” “Erin is someone who has formed a deep appreciation of Harvard and its place in the Ivy League, as well as the things that make the experience we create for our student-athletes unique.” — Claudine Gaylast_img read more

Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program: Joyce Mullen

first_imgPublished annually by CRN, the Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists highlight “women whose channel expertise and vision are deserving of recognition.” CRN recently named twenty-seven Dell EMC channel leaders to its Women of the Channel 2018 list. In addition, five Dell EMC executives—Joyce Mullen, Cheryl Cook, Julie Christiansen, Sheri Hedlund and Mary Catherine Wilson—were also selected for CRN’s Power 100 list. Through this blog series, we hope to give you a chance to get to know the inspiring women of the Dell EMC Partner Program.Meet Joyce Mullen – President, Global Channel, OEM & IoT, Dell EMCWhat is your current role/area of responsibility, and how long have you worked with the channel partner community?I have the incredible honor of leading the highly talented Global Channel, OEM and Internet of Things (IoT) team. I’ve been in this role for approximately eight months, but have been working closely with channel partners for seven years.What are your goals for your company’s channel business over the next year?We’ve set a number of goals around financial performance, partner satisfaction and growth, but they all boil down to three things:Further deliver on our promise of Simple. Predictable. Profitable.TM Make it easier for partners to do more business with us.Drive profitable growth. Fast-track partners’ ability to deliver transformational solutions. Expand storage and services. Capitalize on emerging trends like IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).Be the world’s best channel team in the eyes of our partners.Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why?I admire Angela Merkel for her amazing leadership during social and economic challenges. Merkel has been a longtime leader of German economic expansion and has guided her country out of a recession in her time as Chancellor. The way she has steered the highly contentious, but humane treatment of refugees is truly commendable. While recent months have been difficult, Merkel continues to collaborate and compromise in the interest of her citizens.What advice would you give to other women in the industry? Or men?Every single person you meet teaches you something. Be a sponge. Learn from everyone. Leverage the knowledge and talents of those around you. It’s been almost 20 years since I managed a Cummins Engineering manufacturing plant, but there is still one person who really stands out to me. This team member couldn’t read or write, but he was the smartest person in the plant. Capability isn’t all based on education or title, it’s about what you’ve learned from the people around you.Please share some words to live by that have helped you throughout your career.Early in my career, someone told me to “hire people that are smarter than you.” It was valuable advice. I’ve learned to hire great talent and tap my resources.What do you do for fun outside of Dell EMC? I love to travel, hike, ski, cook, and find new wines to taste with my husband and four kids, who are now grown and dispersed across the country.Joyce, her husband Todd, and their four children enjoy hiking along the Greenbelt in Austin.last_img read more

Hugh Jackman Talks Sleeping During The River, Joan Rivers & More

first_img Related Shows Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman is set to return to the Great White Way beginning October 31 in The River, and in anticipation of his Broadway bow at the Circle in the Square Theatre, the Tony winner stopped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon about his first visit to the intimate venue: to see Al Pacino in Hughie some 18 years ago. We know how that stories ends—with his wife falling asleep in the second row. “If you come, you can sleep,” Jackman says, “and I will understand, and I will sign you an autograph.” Jackman also discussed singing at Joan Rivers’ funeral: “It was an appropriate sendoff,” he says, and I felt honored to be a part of it.” Then they played some pool bowling. Because why not? Warning: it takes forever. Take a peek at the clips below, and look out for Fallon’s shout out to a certain awesome website (hint: it’s us)! View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 8, 2015 The Riverlast_img read more

Cast & Creative Team Set for Blank! The Musical Off-Broadway

first_img At each performance, the ensemble cast will hit the stage without scripts or rehearsals to perform a brand new musical that audiences help create. Those in attendance will use their smartphones to choose a title, write lyrics and compose a score. Blank! The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014 Related Shows View Comments Blank! is co-created by Michael Girts, Mike Descoteaux and T.J. Shanoff. The production is a collaboration between Uprights Citizens Brigade and Livecube, a mobile technology app that will be utilized by theatergoers during the show. The show will feature production design from Tony-winning lighting designer Jeff Croiter and sound designer Matt Kraus. The cast and creative team is now set for Blank! The Musical, a new interactive theatrical event heading off-Broadway. Seven musical improvisors from around the country will hit the stage in a tuner that audiences help create each night. The cast features Improvised Sondheim Project’s Katie Dufrense, TJ Mannix of Second City, The Second City National Touring Company’s Nicole C. Hastings and Andrew Knox, Tessa Hersh of People’s Improv Theatre, Baby Wants Candy’s Matthew Van Colton and Douglas Widick, who appeared in F#%king Up Everything. Performances will begin at New World Stages on November 1, with opening night set for November 17.last_img read more

Get a sneak peek at the 2020-2021 CUNA Environmental Scan

first_imgLately, the majority of your focus has probably been on your daily operations, but with 2020-2021 CUNA Environmental Scan (E-Scan), available July 1, you can lean on credible insights from top industry experts to start guiding future plans. CUNA E-Scan offers forecasting on 10 major trends impacting the credit union industry. New this year, CUNA E-Scan will be providing a Fall 2020 update to all purchasers as trends evolve. Gain insights on trends including:Invest in the employee experienceCollaboration is central to cybersecurity readinessThe expanding gig economyBuild an inclusive culture“CUNA E-Scan report gives our credit union clear and concise information and summaries of the trends affecting credit unions as we look to the plan for the next few years. It helps to focus our management and board as we work through our strategic planning process.”-Karyn Davis, vice president, UP Federal Credit UnionLearn more by attending the free recorded Industry Insights Affecting Strategic Planning webinar or by visiting cuna.org/escan. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Pack & Mail Employee tests positive for COVID-19, other Broome County updates

first_imgBroome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the death of 9th county resident due to COVID-19. Garnar says they were a female in their 80s. There are 136 active cases of the virus. 39 people have recovered. In total, 184 cases have been confirmed in Broome County. The New York Primary has been moved to June 23 from April 28. The health department is asking anyone who entered the business on April 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to self quarantine. Additionally, Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier is conducting services remotely. To learn more, call 607-771-8888 or got mhast.org. For a map detailing where active cases are located, click here. Broome County Mental Health remains operational to meet with patients. Appointments are done remotely via zoom. Public Safety Announcement — Pack & Mail Employee tests positive Symptoms of COVID-19 include: (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department was made aware of an Endwell Pack & Mail employee that tested positive for COVID-19 on April 16. The new early voting schedule is June 13 to 21. center_img Mental Health Coronavirus numbers Mental health services are still active in Broome County. Additionally, you no longer need an excuse for absentee voting. New York Primary They say the quarantine period will end on April 28. Broome County April 17 coronavirus update CoughingFeverShortness of breath For more information, go to Broomevotes.com.last_img read more

CERP sells the majority shares of the state in the hotels Maestral, Makarska and the Crikvenica Adriatic

first_imgOrder. no.SOCIETYNumber of sharesTotal nominal value of shares in HRK% in share capital 1HOTELI MAESTRAL dd Dubrovnik355.52071.104.00068,94 3.JADRAN dd Crikvenica34.754.768347.547.68070,74 2HOTELI MAKARSKA dd Makarska621.086124.217.20055,48center_img CERP invites interested investors to express their interest in purchasing shares by submitting a letter of intent for these companies, and letters of intent are submitted for each company individually.After CERP collects letters of intent to purchase shares of the above companies and makes a decision on the initial price, conditions and implementation of the procedure of public collection of binding bids, only investors who submitted letters of intent within the deadline will be invited in writing to submit binding bids. shares of the company in question. Deadline for submitting a letter of intent to express interest: November 13, 2017 until 12,00:XNUMX p.m. See more details here The Center for Restructuring and Sale (CERP) has published a Public Invitation for expressions of interest for the purchase of shares in companies owned by the Republic of Croatia and the Center for Restructuring and Sale by conducting a public bidding procedure.It is about the sale of the majority shares of the state in hotels Maestral, Makarska and Crikvenica Adriatic. last_img read more

ESN shops help CWHB to record £40m sale

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Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities

first_img December 06, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunitiescenter_img Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – After a successful inaugural year in which industrial hemp was reintroduced in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the commonwealth will significantly expand the opportunities for this promising agricultural crop in 2018. From fewer than 50 total acres in 2017, next season’s crop could cover 5,000 acres or more.For 2018, the commonwealth will permit up to 50 individual growers or institutions of higher education to grow up to 100 acres apiece. Institutions of higher education also may partner with individual growers to produce larger quantities of hemp. Last year, the department limited the number of growers to 30, each of whom could grow no more than five acres.“Hemp had a long history in Pennsylvania until it disappeared from the landscape half-a-century ago, but now, I’m excited that we’ve brought it back and we’re creating new agricultural opportunities in the process,” said Governor Wolf. “Last year was a learning experience for growers and the Department of Agriculture alike, but even with the small-scale research pilot projects of 2017, it was clear there is a tremendous enthusiasm among growers. Our expanded program is designed to capitalize on this interest in 2018.”The 2014 federal Farm Bill paved the way for Governor Wolf to sign Pennsylvania’s Industrial Hemp Research Act (Act 92) into law on July 20, 2016, which allows researchers from institutions of higher education and individual growers contracting with the state Department of Agriculture to apply for permits to grow industrial hemp for research purposes.“The 2017 growing season was incredibly informative for us,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “We learned about the challenges of sourcing seed, controlling weeds, harvesting, and finding markets. Each of last year’s 14 projects taught us something valuable and we’re pleased that every one of those project leaders are likely to reapply next year. We expect to see the full potential of this industry in 2018.”For thousands of years, industrial hemp was grown to produce fiber, food and seed; more recent uses include biofuel and materials to replace fossil-fuel-based plastics. However, when marijuana, a different variety of Cannabis sativa, was federally outlawed in 1937, industrial hemp also was prohibited even though it did not produce levels of the chemical delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) sufficient to provide any psychoactive effect. Under state and federal law, THC levels must not exceed concentrations greater than 0.3 percent.Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, passed in April 2016 and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, requires that cannabis for medical use be grown at a permitted growing facility. Medical marijuana must meet strict requirements for purity and specific chemical concentrations.Aspiring hemp growers should review the new parameter document to understand the permitting process, then complete and return the 2018 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program permit application and application fee before the January 19, 2018 deadline. Permit applications and additional information is available on the Department of Agriculture website.Growers who participated in the 2017 pilot research program may opt to renew their permits to continue an existing project from the previous season, or they may submit a new project. All applications to participate in the 2018 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program must be received by 4:00 PM on January 19, 2018.Research projects might explore a range of topics including planting methods, such as seed variety trials, fiber or seed yields, optimum fertility levels, pest management; harvesting techniques or product marketing options; or conservation, remediation or biofuel.The permitting process will outline reporting requirements and restrictions related to THC levels, plant management, transportation, branding, and other legal responsibilities.last_img read more