Even before the days of destination events and transformational festivals, The String Cheese Incident were always looking for ways to give their fans unique concert experiences. One such opportunity came in 1998, when the band traveled South to the Akumal Performing Arts Center in Akumal, Mexico.Cheese rose to the occasion of the run, playing their hearts out under the tropical skies for the multi-night run. In addition to a great setlist on the first night, the band also had some special guests in the form of Vince Welnick (of the Grateful Dead) and Keller Williams.Fortunately, video captured from this Akumal opening night is in circulation, capturing the band’s first set with the Vince Welnick collaboration. Welnick joins Cheese for a rollicking cover of “That’s What Love Will Make You Do,” a Jerry Garcia Band classic, and the band keeps the fans entertained with great jams on songs like “Lester Had A Coconut,” “Round The Wheel” and so many more.Watch the video below, courtesy of mojowrkn on YouTube.The second set is also chock full of highlights, including a jam with Keller Williams on “All Blues” and lengthy renditions of “Impressions”, “Galactic,” “Shine” and more. Check out full audio of the night below, taped by Rob Phillips and transferred by Steve Tighe.
At Harvard, the sky is the limit. Be it star gazing, or observing the sun, the moon, the planets, or the galaxy, the Science Center at Harvard University has it all for its students and its affiliates. Located on the eighth floor of the Science Center, the Astronomy Lab and the Clay Telescope are ideal for aspiring astronomers to be trained, observe, and get involved in a variety of interesting topics each semester. While the astronomy lab is fully equipped with computers, a heliostat, and a spectrograph for daytime observing of the sun, the Clay Telescope is home to the Harvard Observing Project (HOP), designed to get undergraduates interested in astronomy, and give graduate students chances to interact with undergrads and get more experience observing and teaching.For all vintage astro-lovers there is also the Loomis-Michael Telescope which dates back to 1954 and is the heart of the Loomis-Michael Observatory. In order to provide an opportunity for Harvard students and affiliates to enjoy looking at the night sky, the telescope is reachable with card access by becoming a part of the Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR), a student-run organization at Harvard. 8A dalek robot, a wooden artist’s mannequin, and a “Star Wars” toy are at home in the Loomis-Michael Observatory. 12Livis Gonzalez makes the most of the Loomis-Michael Telescope. 11Michael Goldberg peers through the Loomis-Michael Telescope while Allyson Bieryla, manager of the Astronomy Lab and the Clay Telescope, helps him understand how it works. 13Lab manager Allyson Bieryla observes the night sky through the Clay Telescope on the roof of the Science Center. The Harvard Observatory Project (HOP) uses the telescope to get undergraduate students interested in astronomy and give graduate students a chance to interact with undergrads. 7A chair bears the Greek name of the constellation Cassiopeia. The chair has been in the lab for as long as staff members can remember. 1A glimpse inside the Loomis-Michael Observatory in the Science Center, which is managed by students and open to all of Harvard’s friends and affiliates. Friends Samuel Meyer ’13 and Cameron French, an MIT graduate, visit the observatory often to look at the moon and Jupiter. 3A student takes part in a daytime observation of the sun at the Astronomy Lab by looking through the spectrograph. When the light from the heliostat is directed into the slit of the spectrograph, the student can see the sun’s spectrum. 6At the Loomis-Michael Observatory on the 10th floor of the Science Center, the student-run Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR) organization gives Harvard students and affiliates a chance to learn more about astronomy and enjoy looking at the night sky. 9Nine-year-old Livis Gonzalez looks at Jupiter through the Loomis-Michael telescope while visiting Harvard with her parents. 10Michael Goldberg, 7, visits the Astronomy Lab with his relative Yossi Mandel from Los Angeles. “My elder brother will be going to Harvard next year and we’re here to look around the campus,” said Michael while excitedly looking at the telescopes and other equipment. 5The Astronomy Lab is primarily used for undergraduate astronomy and Earth and planetary science courses. 2Part of the Astronomy Lab’s mini solar observatory, the rooftop heliostat is used by many students to make daytime observations of the sun by aligning the mirrors with it. 4During a daytime sun observation at the Astronomy Lab, students search for sunspots when light from the heliostat is directed onto the table.
Golfers can bid online now to tee up at the most exclusive golf courses in the Southeast and help fund turfgrass research while doing it.Through April 21, more than 650 golf courses, including 81 in Georgia, will take bids on foursomes online at Rounds4Research.com. The golf industry fundraiser supports research at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and turfgrass programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.Unique approach“This is definitely a nontraditional way of getting funding which is essential during these times of extremely tight budget deficits,” said UGA CAES turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz. “This is a good example of just one partnership between academia and the industry. In this way, the public can directly help fund cutting-edge turfgrass research.”Last year, the auction generated $55,000 for turfgrass research at Clemson and North Carolina State. Then, mostly courses in the Carolinas participated in the project last year. This year’s auction features courses in Georgia, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Carolinas. “Obviously, with three new partner states, this year’s auction will be bigger and better in every sense,” said Paul Jett, certified golf course superintendent at Pinehurst No. 2 and Rounds4Rsearch chairman. Jett is a past–president of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, which runs the auction. “Golfers will find bargains and they will find the keys to a lot of doors that would not otherwise be open to them,” he said.Exclusive courses open doorsParticipating Georgia courses include The Ford Plantation, the Capital City Club’s Crabapple course, East Lake Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour Championship, and Sugarloaf, a regular PGA Tour stop and a Tournament Players Club course.“This auction gives the average golfer opportunities they could only dream about,” said Anthony Williams, president of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association. “At the same time they are helping the industry insure its future health, literally from the grassroots up by supporting turfgrass research.”GGCSA coordinates Georgia’s participation in the Rounds4Research project.In other states, PGA Tour stops like Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina and Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina are donating tee times, too.Other exclusive private courses participating include some ranked by Golf Digest magazine among the 100 best in the country, like Sage Valley, Long Cove, Yeaman’s Hall, The Homestead’s Cascades Course and Eagle Point.The auction menu also includes Pinehurst No. 2, which hosts a third U.S. Open Championship in 2014; and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, which hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and will host the 2012 PGA Championship.Proceeds benefit research critical to the continued health of the golf industry and the billions of dollars in economic benefit it generates in each of the participating states’ economies. To register and view a complete list of courses and packages offered, go to the Web site www.Rounds4Research.com.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Web application compromise, a major culprit in the Equifax incident, is the number one breach type in the finance industry this year and a growing trend, according Cambridge, Mass.-based BitSight.In a new report from the security ratings firm, researcher Ryan Heitsmith noted, “September marked a month of heated discussion concerning data privacy issues, with continuing coverage in the media regarding breaches at major, global institutions.”BitSight considered the types of breaches experienced by the finance sector over three years of data to determine whether web application compromise is on the rise as well as the impact of these events. In 2017, web application compromise overtook all other breach types, making up a significant 33% of events experienced by the finance sector. “These events result in greater information loss and reputational damage than other breach types observed by BitSight,” Heitsmith stated.