Eric Clapton Invites Gary Clark Jr. To Close Night Two At Madison Square Garden [Videos]

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Eric Clapton setlists[cover photo via @gobriphi on Instagram] On Monday night, guitar god Eric Clapton returned to the stage at Madison Square Garden for the second straight night on his final tour. His live band includes keyboardists Walt Richmond and Chris Stainton, drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Nathan East and vocalists Sharon White and Michelle John, with Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan as special guests.The setlist was almost identical, with the rearrangement of a few songs. Fans in New York were lucky to see the 71-year-old legend perform a special mix of originals and covers, from “Badge” by Cream, to “I Shot the Sheriff” by The Wailers to songs by Robert Johnson and J.J. Cale, switching between electric and acoustic guitars throughout the night. Iconic originals like “Tears in Heaven,” “Layla,” “Wonderful Tonight,” and “Sunshine of Your Love” all found there way to the spotlight, as Clapton delivered a career-spanning setlist on the first night of his final tour. Gary Clark Jr. joined at the encore for “Before You Accuse Me,” by Bo Diddley.He will go on to play two nights at The Forum in Los Angeles this month, and then return to NYC and LA in September for another two nights in both venues due to popular demand. He will also play three shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May.Enjoy these video highlights from Monday night’s rock concert below: Gary Clark Jr., Bright LightsEric Clapton, I Shot The SherriffEric Clapton, Cross Road BluesEric Clapton, Sunshine of Your LoveBefore You Accuse Me w/ Gary Clark Jr.last_img read more

VPAL showcases Gund 522, The HILT Room

first_img Read Full Story Yesterday the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) hosted a meeting for the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) in Gund 522, an innovative classroom funded by a 2012 HILT grant. The room features a series of highly connected monitors, projection surfaces, and motion sensors, all part of the GSD’s experiment in discovering how technology can enhance studio instruction.For an account of other activity to date and a detailed list of room equipment, please see the Gund 522 webpage. In addition, Harvard Magazine featured the room in a 2015 article on the undergraduate track in architecture studies, a joint program from the GSD and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) department of history of art and architecture.last_img

Measuring assimilation

first_imgImmigrants today are integrating into U.S. society as fast or faster than those of previous generations, according to a study released Monday, with male immigrants holding down jobs at higher rates and committing fewer crimes than native-born Americans.The study, by an expert committee led by Harvard sociologist Mary Waters for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, provides a counterpoint to some claims in the national debate on immigration. It illuminates how immigrants fare after arriving in the United States, which is important, Waters said, given that one in four Americans today is either an immigrant or a child of one.In light of the country’s policy debate on immigrants, “whether or not they’re succeeding … is an important question for the future of our society,” said Waters, the M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology.The two-year analysis by a committee of sociologists, economists, political scientists, geographers, and other experts reviewed existing studies on life for immigrants in the United States. In some areas of focus, Waters said, studies were scarce, so committee members turned to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.The report looked at a number of different measures — including education, occupation, residential segregation, language acquisition, poverty, health, crime rates, family type, intermarriage, and naturalization — to determine whether today’s immigrants are as successful at integrating as prior waves. The answer is yes, Waters said, though she added that assimilation takes time.“Integration is a multigenerational process.”Among its recommendations, the report suggested further study of America’s naturalization process. Only half of eligible immigrants become naturalized Americans, a far lower rate than in certain other nations, such as Canada and Australia.The study looked at immigrants and native-born Americans of similar backgrounds. For example, it compared immigrants with high educational attainment to native-born of high educational attainment, and native-born from poor backgrounds to immigrants from poor backgrounds.Overall, immigrants are more likely to be poor, 18.4 percent compared with 13.8 percent for native-born Americans. This is the case even though a greater proportion of immigrants work. The poverty rate declines over time, approximating that of the native-born in the second generation, and then falling to 11.5 percent in the third generation.Young immigrant men with low levels of education commit fewer crimes than their native-born counterparts, the report said, and foreign-born men ages 18 to 39 are jailed at one-fourth the rate of native-born men. The impact of this is felt in cities where concentrations of new immigrants align with lower crime rates, Waters said.Immigrants are in much better health than native-born Americans, with lower rates of obesity, smoking, and cancer, which all went up as they assimilated. Also, Waters said, immigrants are likelier to be raised in two-parent families than native-born Americans of similar background.“Integration is a neutral thing. They become like native-born Americans, better off or worse off,” Waters said.Illegal immigration was part of the study, though Waters said the committee didn’t take a position on the issue. One in four immigrants are undocumented, she said, but they are nonetheless undergoing integration — working, buying homes, and starting families. The study indicated that having undocumented parents has a negative effect on children, who tend to have less schooling, slower cognitive development, and, as teenagers, higher rates of depression and anxiety.One of the study’s most striking insights, Waters said, was just how powerful the assimilation process is in the United States. It works not just on immigrants, but on the rest of the population as well. One in seven marriages is across racial or ethnic lines, statistics show. According to one survey, 35 percent of Americans have close relatives of a different racial or ethnic group.Meanwhile, as has long been the case, the country as a whole, in its customs and culture, changes under the influence of immigration.“It’s really impressive how strong the force of integration is in America,” Waters said.last_img read more

Watch, Worship & Adore Into the Woods’ Chris Pine as He Channels Frank Sinatra on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

first_img View Comments We can’t wait to see Rob Marshall’s upcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods for a bevy of reasons. Just one of them is Hollywood hunk Chris Fine Pine because we can’t think of a better star to play Prince Charming! That perfectly chiseled face, that beaming smile, those swoon-worthy blue eyes…we could go on. On January 16, Pine stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! and channeled the original Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra, and sang the crooner’s famous tune “Fly Me To The Moon.” Watch the clip below and let Mr. Pine fill your heart with song!last_img

The Western North Carolina Road Trip: High and Fly

first_imgGuide to the Western North Carolina Road Trip:BRING: Fly rod, mountain bike, water shoesHIGHLIGHT: Staring into the Smokies from Hemphill BaldSOUVENIR: Trout caviar from Sunburst Trout CompanyDay OneGet an early start to give yourself time to tackle the nine-mile out and back to the summit of Hemphill Bald, a 5,540-foot high grassy bald that’s still grazed by cattle, on the eastern rim of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pick up the trail off of Heintooga Road at Polls Gap, and savor the views of the Cataloochee Valley from this remote knob. Retrace your steps, then head into downtown Waynesville, a small gateway town that’s experienced a food renaissance in recent years. Grab a plate of perfectly crispy, locally sourced fried chicken ($13) at Sweet Onion, just off Main Street. You have your choice of breweries after dinner. We like the vibe at Frog Level Brewing, which has a small grassy lawn that backs up to a creek. Get their Lily’s Cream Boy.Pitch a tent 14 miles southeast of Waynesville at Sunburst Campground ($13) inside Pisgah National Forest off NC 215.Day TwoIn the morning, head to the Blue Ridge Parkway, driving north to milepost 420, where you can pick up Flat Laurel Creek Trail. The small streams that drop off the Parkway above 5,000 feet are home to some of the feistiest wild trout in the state. In Flat Laurel Creek, you’ll find brookies waiting in deep pools. From the trailhead, hike a mile down the trail until you cross the creek, then fish your way back upstream. Even if you’re not an angler, you can spend a day boulder-hopping and swimming in the river’s deep plunge pools.Kiss the trout goodbye in the afternoon and take NC 215 into Brevard for a mini brewery tour that includes a Bohemian Pilsner at the small, but worthy Brevard Brewing and the 5pm tour and tasting at Oskar Blues.Finish the night with a London broil sandwich ($10) at hip and local Square Root.Bed down riverside at the Davidson River Campground, ($20 a site) just a couple of miles outside of downtown Brevard.Day ThreePack up camp and head east to Dupont State Forest with your mountain bike, where the 80-mile trail system just gets better and better thanks to local volunteers and trail building pros. Park at Corn Mill Shoals parking area and knock out a quick loop that climbs the 3,074-foot granite dome of Cedar Rock via Corn Mill Shoals, Little River and Cedar Rock Trails, then bombs down the granite face of the mountain on Big Rock Trail, arguably the best downhill in the forest thanks to copious amounts of slickrock surface and rock drops on the descent. Tack on Micajah Trail for swoopy, purpose-built singletrack before calling it a day.Want more adventure? Check out our full list of road trip guides!last_img read more

Gen. Kelly Meets with Leaders in Belize

first_img The U.S. and Belize enjoy a long history of active military cooperation which includes bilateral training, exchanges, seminars, exercises and operations aimed at addressing shared security challenges. Kelly visited Price Barracks on September 4, and met with Brig. Gen. David Jones, Commander of the Belize Defence Force, to discuss security challenges, bilateral military cooperation, and U.S. security assistance. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Belize during the first week of September. By Dialogo September 11, 2013 On September 5, the Kelly met with senior civilian leaders at the Ministry of National Security to talk about the defense partnership, security engagement and joint activities between the U.S. and Belize. While there, the general toured the Belize Defence Force’s Joint Operations Center that will help Belize coordinate law enforcement, coast guard and defense forces supporting counternarcotics operations. Kelly also visited the Forward Operating Station in San Pedro, where he discussed maritime security cooperation with Rear Adm. John Borland, Commander of the Belize Coast Guard. The two-day visit included meetings with senior Belizean and U.S. Embassy officials, as well as visits to security installations around the country. last_img read more

Centereach, North Patchogue Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions 10 miles and less than a week apart from each other.In the first case, two men pushed their way into a room at Midway Hotel on Medford Avenue in North Patchogue, flashed a handgun and stole cash and prescription medication from the victim inside at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, police said.Then at 4:30 a.m. Monday, July 28, three men kicked in the rear door of a home on Henry Road in Centereach, held up a shotgun and demanded cash, police said.There were no reported injuries in either case. No arrests have been made and there was no description of the suspects, who fled both scenes.Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation into the North Patchogue case and Sixth Squad detectives are doing the same in the Centereach case.last_img read more

UK will be ‘ruthless’ over quarantine, Johnson says when asked about France

first_img“We will be looking at the data a bit later on this afternoon … looking at exactly where France and other countries are getting to, and you know we can’t be remotely complacent about our own situation.”The French health ministry reported 2,524 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday – the highest since its lockdown restrictions.That has prompted speculation it could be the next European country added to Britain’s list – a move that would affect the large number of British tourists travelling there during English school holidays.For UK holidaymakers, France is the second most-visited country behind first-choice destination Spain. Almost 13 million Britons travelled to France in 2017, data from Statista showed.Britain usually welcomes about 3.5 million visitors from France each year according to the same data, making France the second biggest market for tourists coming into the UK behind the United States. Topics : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government was prepared to be ruthless with even its closest partners over COVID-19 quarantine rules, after he was asked whether France would be removed from the government’s safe-travel list.Britain has in recent weeks imposed a 14-day quarantine period for arrivals from countries like Spain and Belgium, responding to rising infections and fears of a second wave of the virus, having initially declared them safe for travel.”We’ve got to be absolutely ruthless about this, even with our closest and dearest friends and partners around the world,” Johnson told reporters on a visit to Northern Ireland.last_img read more

Auction success for music-filled home

first_imgElaine White, Russell Worthington and Valerie Ponting, at their mother’s former home at 15 Renwick St, Albion. Picture: Steve Pohlner“We’re finding a lot of people migrating over from Red Hill and Paddington, priced out of that marketplace but still wanting the accessibility to the city,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“So really strong interest from those suburbs in particular — and it’s generated good Sydney investor interest as well.”In the end, six parties raised a paddle.An opening bid of $500,000 was increased to $600,000 in seconds by another prospect.It was this determined second bidder who held off all others and looked like being the new owner at $736,000.Then, moments before the hammer dropped, a new buyer entered the tussle at $740,000.“I didn’t see that one coming,” Mr Treloar said during the call.The tug of war continued in $5000, and then $1000, increments until the new bidder came up the victor at $768,000. While a low cloud hung over Brisbane on Saturday morning, it wasn’t a grey day for those selling 15 Renwick St, Albion.The deceased estate was home to local identity, Hazel Restieaux, who’d reached 103-years-old.Mrs Restieaux had lived in the home for over 50 years and became the local music teacher spending hours with her student in the front room where her beloved piano still resides.Her descendants were there to see the modest, lowset, three-bedroom cottage close its doors on one chapter and begin the next. David Treloar auctioneer and principal Ray White Albion at the auction of 15 Renwick St, Albion. Picture: Steve PohlnerMrs Restieaux’s niece, Valerie Ponting, said it was a bittersweet moment selling her aunt’s home.“Up until she died she was the sole surviving member of the original Queensland Symphony Orchestra.“It’s the end of an era — she’s been here for so long.”The home has plenty of renovation potential and sits on a 544 square metre allotment.Auctioneer and marketing agent with Ray White Albion, David Treloar, confirmed there were 11 registered bidders with interest ranging from renovators and investors, through to developers keen on this flourishing suburb.center_img Bidders at the auction at 15 Renwick Street Albion. Picture: Steve PohlnerThe winning party was Graham Phillippi, bidding on behalf of his daughter and son-in-law, Kate and Sam Van Den Brule.It was Mr Phillipi’s first time at auction and he admitted to some nerves.“Not comfortable but it wasn’t my money I was spending,” Mr Phillipi said with a smile.“They’re going to renovate and live in it for a while depending on how plans work out,” he added.The seller’s said they were relieved the property would become the backdrop for a new family’s memories.last_img read more

UK’s Southwark pension fund to shed fossil fuel investments

first_imgShe also said the fund would look into investing in renewable energy.Colley said: “The commitment to cut pension investment in fossil fuels long term … is a measured and carefully considered decision based not only on ethical practice and the council’s continued drive to reduce exposure to fossil fuel but also on reducing the financial risk of investing in traditional energy sources, which will ultimately become obsolete.“The council will explore new opportunities to invest in the development of sustainable energy infrastructure alongside other local authorities, through the London CIV (collective investment vehicle).”Colley said the council was a long-term investor, aiming to deliver “a truly sustainable pension fund.”The announcement was made as part of the fund’s new responsible investment principles.A local campaign group – Fossil Free Southwark – collected around 1,000 signatures on a petition that was presented to the council’s Cabinet.Tim Gee, a local resident and campaigner, said on behalf of the group: “We warmly welcome these new investments principles that have been endorsed by the Cabinet and hope the Pensions Advisory Panel will put these principles into practice at the earliest opportunity.”Arabella Advisors, a firm that gives advice on philanthropic matters, said this month that the value of assets behind institutions and individuals that had committed to some kind of divestment from fossil fuel companies had doubled in the last 15 months to $5trn (€4.7trn).Pension funds and insurance companies now represent the largest sectors committed to divestment, the firm said, adding that this reflected the increased financial and fiduciary risks of holding fossil fuels in a world committed to staying below 2° Celsius. The London Borough of Southwark Pension Fund has become the second fund in the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to commit to selling off its investments in fossil fuels, following an announcement yesterday.With £1.2bn (€1.4bn) in assets, the pension fund is the largest in the UK to divest from fossil fuel related investments.In September, the £735m Waltham Forest Pension Fund said it was committing to divesting from fossil fuels.The chair of the Southwark pension fund, councillor Fiona Colley, Cabinet member for finance, modernisation and performance, announced the pension fund’s commitment to divesting over time any current investments in fossil fuels, because of growing financial risks.last_img read more