first_imgWidespread Panic just announced that they will be joining forces with fellow jam cohorts Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, September 16th for what is sure to be a rocker of a show at Alpharetta, GA’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Umphrey’s will act as support for the gig, while Panic will headline and play two full sets of music.For What It’s Worth, Widespread Panic & Umphrey’s McGee Come Dressed To Kill In PittsburghThe two jam stalwarts are no strangers to each other, as they have teamed up in the past at 2013’s Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC, as well as last summer at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY and at Pittsburgh, PA’s Stage AE, among others.Tickets to this show go on sale Friday, June 10th at 10am EST via Ticketmaster.Widespread Panic “Maggot Brain > Red Hot Mama” ft. Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, and Andy Farag from Umphrey’s Mcgee:last_img read more

first_imgDell Legal has recognized significant achievements by its partner law firms in promoting diversity and pro bono efforts throughout their practice and industry.  This year marks the first time that the Dell Legal Diversity and Pro Bono Awards were open to all firms that represent our combined businesses and I was thrilled to see so many new names and consider so many worthy law firms.Dell Legal Diversity AwardLast month, I had the honor to award the Dell Legal Diversity Award to Wilmer Hale.  Headquartered in Boston, Wilmer Hale has long supported the EMC side of the business; welcoming them to the broader Dell EMC team was a great addition to our legal support team.  Not only has Wilmer Hale dedicated itself to advancing diversity in the industry, they are also one of the few AmLaw 200 firms that have both a woman and a person of color as co-managing partners.  The firm runs a two-week crash course for diverse law students preparing to start law school and also runs a high school mentoring program in New York City called Young Women of Color.  Wilmer Hale’s latest class of partners included 43 percent attorneys of color and 29 percent women.  And the firm has instituted their version of the “Mansfield Rule,” ensuring that their candidate pools include at least 30 percent diverse candidates.Dell General Counsel Rich Rothberg, members of the Dell Legal Diversity Committee, and the Dell Legal Diversity Award Winner Wilmer Hale.Dell Pro Bono AwardI also had the honor to recognize two law firms for their dedication to pro bono work.  The Austin firm Boulette, Golden & Marin has been a long-time partner who has been committed to serving its community.  Not only has the firm helped local organizations such as Girls Rock Austin but their lawyers have also donated significant time to help the Texas Civil Rights Project, Workers Defense Project, Habitat for Humanity, and CASA.  In the past year, the firm has partnered with Dell attorneys on pro bono matters for Volunteer Legal Services and in advocating for people impacted by recent immigration legal actions, including volunteering time with American Gateways representing a 19-year-old woman from El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States.Dell General Counsel Rich Rothberg, members of the Dell Legal Pro Bono Committee, and the Dell Legal Pro Bono Award Winner Boulette, Golden & Marin.The Boston firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish also received a Pro Bono award for its service to the community.  The award specifically recognizes the firm’s work with the Massachusetts members of the Dell Legal team in partnership with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), an organization that represents unaccompanied immigrant children during their deportation proceedings.  Nutter and Dell attorneys, working together, have represented 13 children via KIND and have secured special findings (a significant step towards becoming residents) for seven of those children.  Nutter’s commitment to supporting Dell EMC in their legal representation as well as assisting the community is a worthy recipient of the Pro Bono Award.I congratulate all the winners of our Dell Legal Diversity and Pro Bono Awards in 2017 and look forward to seeing what remarkable achievements our partner law firms will perform in the next year.last_img read more

first_imgCarleen Porter, a fourth year Animal Science major, spent eight weeks at the University of Perugia Veterinary School in Perugia, Italy, fulfilling the internship requirement for the International Agriculture Certificate.How did you decide on this program?Last spring, I was going to be part of a UGA-sponsored program in Verona for three months. I contacted Amanda Stephens (CAES Associate Director of Student Engagement) about adding on the certificate internship. Amanda was able to work with the UGA veterinary school to secure a veterinary internship at the University of Perugia.What was it like settling in after your arrival?After a grand tour of the vet school by the director, I attempted to blend in with the vet students. During the first couple of weeks, I walked around to the different sections of the hospital. I quickly figured out that most of the action happened in the equine department. Since I already had experience in small animal surgery, I was excited to gain experience in large animal and joined the equine department!What activities did you engage in while in the equine department?The director of equine surgery realized that I was “the American,” so he gave me their uniform green scrubs and he and the other doctors basically took me under their wing. I was able to scrub in for surgeries every day, and I learned that there is a huge difference in small and large animal surgical procedures. Putting horses down for surgery is a much more stressful process than putting a dog or cat down, for instance. Surgeries are my favorite, so I loved being able to compare these surgeries to small animal surgeries I had seen before.Was there any particular case that sticks with you?One of my favorite cases was an ataxic foal that came to stay for a couple weeks. He was having seizures 24/7, so someone had to hold him and keep him from hurting himself at all times. He was on oxygen and had to be lifted up every thirty minutes. When the vet students needed a break, they let me take their job of sitting on the stall floor and gently holding him still. Once he became a bit healthier, he started nursing from his mother. The problem was that his mother didn’t “accept” him due to his health issues, so she would constantly try to kick and bite him while he was nursing. After I had proved my skill of holding him, they let me take him to his mother and help him nurse from her, whilst simultaneously trying to avoid kicks from her! It was a fascinating case, and he was pretty cute, too.How about life in Perugia? Were you able to get to meet a lot of new people?My favorite part of Perugia was how easily I could walk to town. I couldn’t help thinking that maybe if America was as pedestrian friendly as Europe, we would have a much more active society. My fitbit never had less than 20,000 steps every single day! I also made friends from different countries including Spain, Portugal and Russia. I met a Spanish girl my first week in Perugia who insisted that I “take an aperitivo” with her and a friend. Aperitivo is when you buy a drink and then get a buffet of appetizer foods; it became my new favorite tradition. It was great making these new friends because I was able to experience Italian culture from American and Spanish perspectives at the same time. I also enjoyed having dinner in Perugia because it involved sitting around and talking and sharing our day while we ate.How did this internship abroad affect your view of the world?The constant interactions with people from other countries helped me become more open to discussing uncomfortable subjects and different opinions. My Perugia friends were some of the friendliest people I have ever known, I only hope that I can return the favor and be so inviting to those visiting UGA, Georgia, and the states.Do you have any words for students considering the International Agriculture Certificate Program?Take the leap of faith. There are people willing to help you find the right program and a great number of scholarship opportunities. Before my trip I was focused on getting into vet schools in Georgia, but this experience has opened my mind to possibly looking at applying to veterinary schools outside of Georgia and even in Europe. I’m so grateful to have been able to have this experience of a lifetime!last_img read more

first_imgYou could go anywhere for a weekend getaway, but few destinations east of the Mississippi River beat the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. With more breweries, wineries and small towns than stars in the sky, how do you decide where to go? Answer, by seeking out a unique, a one-of-a-kind experience. Pack a bag, load up the cooler and get in the car. Here are 10 unique weekend getaways tailor-made for adventure.LeConte Lodge, Great Smoky Mountains National ParkPro Tip: LeConte Lodge doesn’t take walk-ins. This collection of primitive cabins sits on the summit of Mount LeConte in the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and depending on which route you take to get there you’re looking at somewhere between a 5- and 14-mile hike in, so do yourself a favor, reserve your cabin well ahead of time. But the payoff from a steep day on the trail is excellent: the sun setting over the Smoky Mountains, a sky absolutely awash in stars, and all the cool, fresh mountain air you can breathe.Screen shot 2016-07-18 at 11.18.31 AMThere are several trails to take, the most popular being Alum Cave Trail, Trillium Gap Trails, or the longer Boulevard (which connects the AT to LeConte) and Brushy Mountain Trails.You need a reservation, and LeConte books a year in advance, but don’t worry, you may be able to take advantage of a cancellation if you call 865/429-5704.Edisto River Treehouses, South CarolinaRecapture a moment of childhood bliss by spending the weekend in one of these three treehouses on South Carolina’s Edisto River. Located on the coastal plain just outside of Charleston, they may be just a little out of the Blue Ridge, but you won’t complain once on your 13-mile paddle along the cypress-lined river to one of these private getaways.600_lg_TH_lrThe treehouses—which come in small, medium and large, sleeping up to 4, 6 and 8 respectively—are situated in a secluded spot in the middle of a 160-acre private reserve and they come with a grill, cooking gear, a screened-in sleeping area and a canoe.Primitive Cabins on the Appalachian Trail, Virginia and PennsylvaniaThere are 40 cabins in the mountains along the Appalachian Trail between Charlottesville, Va., and Pine Grove, Pa. Thanks to the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, they’re kept in good repair and are available to the hiking public. Well, some of them are. The club keeps 25 reserved for PATC members, but 15 are ready for anyone to use. Of those 15 cabins, all but two are primitive, and if you’ve got a bunch of hiker friends who are ready to hit the trail in Shenandoah National Park or in a corridor of southern Pennsylvania, they sleep between 4 and 12, but you’ll need to make a reservation quick because they rent up fast.The Hostel in the Forest, GeorgiaOn Georgia’s lush coastal plain, a 133-acre forest of pine, cedar, palm and magnolia holds a secret: a hotel complete with nine treehouses and one geodesic dome. And you can stay there if you’re a member (membership is $10 and you can sign up when you check in).The Hostel opened in 1975 and retains some of that post-‘60s hippy vibe—it’s peaceful beyond simple tranquility and many visitors come to use the place as a sort of spiritual retreat. Spiritual or not you can connect with nature here on your own time and in your own way, and as long as you’re cool with everyone, everyone’s cool with you.Dorothy’s House, The Land of OzIf you thought Dorothy Gale lived in Kansas and the Land of Oz was all in her imagination, think again, they’re both in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. The Land of Oz, a Wizard of Oz-themed amusement park, now defunct, is only open a couple of days a year, but you can walk that Yellow Brick Road any time if you rent Dorothy’s House. June through October, you can stay here, explore the part time park (which, frankly, can get a little creepy), go for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike to some waterfalls and watch out for flying monkeys.Houseboating on Smith Mountain Lake, VirginiaLet’s stop thinking of Houseboating as a Tahoe-Havasu-Meade thing and bring it to the East Coast in force. Head to Smith Mountain Lake, rent a houseboat (or two, but you’ll need a lot of friends to do it right) and party on the lake. Swimming, flip cup contests, kayaking, marathon card games, fishing and backflips off the top deck are just some of the ways to put your stamp on this manmade lake.smith-mountain-lake-sunriseCamping in Worley’s Cave, TennesseeYou don’t have to be a master caver to spend the night in a cave, you can do it in Bluff City, Tenn. Worley’s Cave, in cave-rich Tennessee, is open for tours every day, but on weekends you can spend the night underground, no tent required, just a ground cloth and your sleeping bag (it stays a chilly 55˚ in there). Sleep, explore some of the 4,000 feet of caverns and tunnels, then head topside to shower and camp in a meadow near the cave’s entrance.Search for the Brown Mountain Lights, North CarolinaWant a weird weekend? Pack your tent and head to Morganton, North Carolina, then make your way to Brown Mountain where you’ll camp in hopes of spotting, up close and personal, the legendary Brown Mountain Lights. These lights are a strange phenomenon that could be UFOs or ghosts or ball lightning or who knows what, but plenty of locals (and the author of this piece) have seen them on, over and all around Brown Mountain. Camp on the slopes and spend your days hiking to the top where some mysterious boreholes only add to the Brown Mountain question. If you get wigged out, or even if you don’t, head into town and hit Fonta Flora Brewing for some liquid courage.Witch Hunt in Seneca Creek State Park, MarylandAs long as we’re talking paranormal, spend a night or two in Seneca Creek State Park and see if you don’t get goose bumps a time or two. Thanks to the cult film The Blair Witch Project, which filmed here, these woods will forever be tied to strange noises, witchy sculptures and someone in your party forgetting how to read a map. But don’t sweat the spooky stuff, it was all for show (we hope) and these woods are loaded with hiking and mountain biking trails including the 16.5-mile Seneca Creek Greenway.Wake Up in Germany, err, Helen, GeorgiaIn the Georgia Blue Ridge there’s a unique little town called Helen that in 1969, for some reason or another (left-handed cigarettes?) the town transformed itself into a picturesque German village. A whole façade of gingerbread trim and steep roofs and cobblestone streets all reminiscent of Bavaria was built, giving the town a new identity. Helen maintains its German look and goes so far as to serve German food—Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen, Hofer’s (for breakfast), and a Fried Cheese Café (also serving schnitzel)—and beer. Oh, and at Smithgall Woods State Park you’ll find excellent trout fishing, some pretty hikes, and plenty of roads for cyclists to ride. It’s an oddly charming way to spend a weekend in the mountains.Screen shot 2016-07-18 at 2.51.16 PMlast_img read more

first_imgBy Anderson Gabino/Diálogo October 02, 2020 Between January and August 2020, the Brazilian Federal Highway Police (PRF, in Portuguese) seized 331 tons of marijuana nationwide, representing more than the total seized in 2019.Agents of the Brazilian Federal Highway Police count the 5,805 kg of marijuana, seized from a truck’s load of wheat flour. (Photo: Brazilian Federal Highway Police)On August 23, PRF agents intercepted a truck in Mato Grosso do Sul state and found more than 3 tons of marijuana.According to the Mato Grosso do Sul PRF, “these seizures indicate a historical record on the state’s federal highways. The total is 227 percent greater than what the institution registered during the same period last year.”On July 26, as part of its operations on federal highways, the PRF made the greatest drug seizure of 2020 in a single operation. The PRF found marijuana hidden inside a shipment of wheat flour in a truck that left the state of Paraná for Paraíba. The bags contained hundreds of packages of marijuana totaling almost 6 tons.Joint police operations against narcotraffickingAuthorities found more than 3 tons of marijuana in a truck, in Mato Grosso do Sul, on August 23, 2020. (Photo: Brazilian Federal Highway Police)On June 22, the Federal Police (PF, in Portuguese) and the PRF launched the first phase of Operation Carcará to curb the production and trafficking of narcotics, including its transportation and distribution in northeastern states.According to the PRF, “The use of qualified policing, guided by the intelligence in Operation Carcará, aims to curb narcotrafficking and related crimes, from breaking the production cycle of marijuana to its transportation and distribution, especially in the northeastern states that make up the marijuana polygon.”According to the PF, the joint operations of the police resulted in the elimination of 179 crops by burning 538,000 marijuana plants, equivalent to 180 tons of the drug that would have otherwise been produced and commercialized, resulting in a loss of millions of dollars for criminal organizations.last_img read more

first_imgEva Halvarsson, chief executive, AP2Halvarsson said large-cap firms were showing the way in terms of the proportion of women they had on their boards.“If the CEO is excluded from data on supervisory boards the proportion of women is 39.8%, and at companies with a primary listing the proportion rises to 41.2%,” she said.It was gratifying, Halvarsson added, to see that 44.9% of newly-appointed supervisory board members were female.“With the same rate of change as that of the last five years, it would take 12 years for supervisory boards, and 24 years for executive boards, to consist of 50% women,” Halvarsson said. When broken down according to the size of company, it was large-cap businesses that had the highest weighting of female board members, with 37.7% on supervisory boards and 25.8% on management boards, the data showed. The proportion of women in leadership positions at companies listed in Sweden ticked higher once more this year – a development AP2’s chief executive said showed progress was being made without laws forcing the change.AP2, one of Sweden’s five buffer funds for its state pension system, reported in its 2018 corporate management gender diversity “Kvinnoindex” (women index) that 33.9% of supervisory board members at companies listed on Nasdaq Stockholm were women, up from 32.2% in the previous year’s report.Women were less represented on management boards at 23.7%, but this figure was also higher than 2017’s 21.7%, according to the index.Eva Halvarsson, chief executive of the Gothenburg-based fund, said: “I think this shows that nomination committees and companies, without legislation, are on the right track towards achieving equality on boards and management teams.”last_img read more

first_imgJean Cahuzac, CEO and executive director of Subsea 7 from 2008 until December 2019, with 41 years of experience in the industry (Schlumberger, Transocean); Florence Weingarten, chief counsel of Transdev, a subsidiary of Caisse des dépôts since 2015, previously in charge of antitrust and regulatory at GDF Suez (now Engie). Bourbon’s controlling shareholder Société Phocéenne de Participations (SPP) has strengthened its supervisory board, chaired by Jean Peyrelevade. Four new members have been appointed to the Supervisory Board: Yves-Louis Darricarrere, a member of Total’s executive committee in 2003 who became head of Exploration & Production in 2006. He had joined Lazard as senior advisor in 2015; Carsten Plougmann Andersen, former vice-president of Maersk group and Maersk Supply Service CEO from 2004 to 2015; “A major health crisis, the coronavirus outbreak is a new ordeal for the oil field service sector at a time when the economy as a whole is being hit. The new talents joining the Supervisory Board of the SPP are all assets as the BOURBON group is resolutely committed to its recovery, preservation of its operational continuity and the deployment of its strategic plan,” said Jean Peyrelevade, chairman of the supervisory board.last_img read more

first_img “Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players? “There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off. “I’m sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to.” FIFA confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the market would be slotted in between the end of the current season and the start of the next campaign – both of which are yet to be decided. Football’s governing body also confirmed that players whose contracts are set to expire on June 30 – such as Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Chelsea winger Willian – will have their deals extended until the campaign finishes. United have been heavily linked with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, with the West Midlands club set to fight against relegation when the season resumes. read also:​Schmeichel urges Man Utd to stick with Solskjaer In other news, former United striker Dimitar Berbatov has outlined why he thinks Spurs striker Harry Kane will move to Old Trafford. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has declared that his side will be in a position to “exploit” the opportunities open to them when the transfer market re-opens. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing the Croatian The Premier League – and indeed football across Europe – was brought to a halt last month due to the spread of coronavirus, with the English season extended indefinitely last week. As such, Newcastle, Southampton and Bournemouth are among the top-flight clubs to have taken advantage of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to protect from the fall in revenues. The lack of football is expected to have an impact on countless clubs across Europe and could lead to pressure to sell when the transfer window re-opens, but United are in no such position having announced they will pay all staff using club funds. Speaking to Sky Sports, Solskjaer spoke of how United – “one of the biggest” clubs – must be ready to use their financial prowess to pounce on potential deals when the market opens. “Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” the manager said. “We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans, we’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

first_img He went on: “I remember speaking to Robin van Persie last year, and Theo Walcott before, and they said they had experienced the same thing. “They said if it happens to me, don’t get frustrated. “But I can’t complain with the way the season has gone. There is still a long way to go in the season and I could be a crucial part of that at some time. “I’ve just got to make sure I’m mentally ready and physically ready to help the team. Obviously we’ve got a tough run-in to make sure we get the top four.” Oxlade-Chamberlain added: “The boss (Wenger) has got his reasons for what he does. He’s a very wise man, a brilliant manager, and I’m sure he has got good reasons. “All I can do is keep working hard and, when I do get chances, make sure I’m doing well, and be a positive player in the team.” Press Association Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed words of advice from Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott helped him overcome the frustration of not playing as regularly as he wanted at Arsenal this season.center_img The midfielder, currently preparing for England’s vital World Cup qualifier in Montenegro on Tuesday, admits he wanted to play more games during his second campaign of senior football. But the 19-year-old also understands Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s desire to carefully nurture his younger players, and said: “My season hasn’t progressed in a way as much as I would have wanted to because I always want to play. But I also understand the manager, in Arsene, will protect his younger players.” last_img read more

first_imgKuala Lumpur, July 23: India Under-16 football team lost 0-3 to Malaysia in a friendly game as part of their exposure tour here on Monday.Indian U-16 boys, who have come to Malaysia at the back of a heart-wrenching loss to Thailand last week, started showing their intent right from the kick-off.Ridge blasted from inside the box in as early as the fourth minute but the Malaysian keeper took his time to parry it away.Malaysia, on the other hand, gave the Indian defenders a tough run for the money in their own box. They continued to push constantly but Biaka and the sturdy Indian defenders averted the danger.Givson and Ridge were looking forward to hurling the opening goal from the counter-attacking opportunities but they could hardly find any hole to breach the Malaysian defense.Finally, the Malaysia striker Muhd Najmudin slotted their opening goal in the 26th minute to hand his team an advantage against the Indians.Bibiano Fernandes opted for a couple of change in quick succession and introduced Sailo and Manish at the expenses of Givson and Gurkirat respectively before the boys headed to the changing room with a one-goal deficit to the Malaysians.Changing over, Bibiano’s boys started with great intensity and Ridge, on the turn of the game, hit the side-netting two minutes into the game.India earned a free-kick in the 55th minute but Bekey failed to keep it within the frame. Three minutes later, he got another chance but miscued it completely.India created quite a few chances in the last quarter of the game but they were missing the final punch inside the box.Sailo swiveled a long ball to Vikram but the skipper failed to connect it on time whereas two minutes later, Vikram’s cross was collected safely by the Malaysian goalkeeper before Ravi could convert it.But they kept the Malaysian defense on check throughout. Five minutes to the whistle, India earned back-to-back three corners but Bekey’s tries could have been dealt in a better way by the Indian attackers inside the box.As Bibiano Fernandes opted to push more legs inside the opposition half, Malaysian attackers took the advantage and scored a peach of a goal to double their lead in the 88th minute.Four minutes later, They hurled another attacking move from the left flank which resulted in their third goal to leave the Indian team flabbergasted.India will play the same opponents again on Thursday. IANSlast_img read more