Phish Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Monstrous “I Always Wanted It This Way”/”Death Don’t Hurt Very Long” From Mexico [Watch]

first_imgThis past weekend, Phish headed to Riviera Maya, Mexico for the third edition of their Mexican destination event. This year’s Mexico trip has been widely hailed by fans as the best of the band’s three Mexico runs, with rare bust-outs, long-lost covers, and plenty of improv popping up throughout the three-show engagement. Following their triumphant trip south of the border, the band has shared pro-shot video of the colossal “I Always Wanted It This Way” > “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long” sement from the second set of their first of three shows on Thursday.After a set-opening “Soul Planet” and a rare cover of Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon”, played for the first time since the 2010 Halloween Waiting for Columbus costume, the crowd was treated to the longest and most exploratory rendition of “I Always Wanted It This Way” to date. The Page McConnell-penned Big Boat tune got the ride of its life, standing out as the improvisational highlight of Phish’s first night in Mexico. The synth-heavy sound transformed into a light and beachy 20-minute jam that gave all four members time in the spotlight. Jon Fishman communicated to Trey Anastasio with an ear-to-ear grin before McConnell teamed up with Gordon to create a boisterous clavinet/bass concoction. After the noteworthy “IAWITW”, the quartet melted into a slow-tempo “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long”, debuted during the band’s recent Kasvot Växt Halloween set.You can watch pro-shot video of Phish’s Mexican “I Always Wanted It This Way” > “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long” below:Phish – “I Always Wanted It This Way” > “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long” [Pro-Shot][Video: Phish]Phish will now take the next few months off as the band members head out to perform with various side projects including a number of Trey Anastasio Band dates, the first-ever performances by Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman‘s new Ghosts of the Forest project, and a number of March shows by Mike Gordon‘s solo outfit. All four members of Phish will reunite in June to commence their 2019 summer tour.For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Phish | Barceló Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico | 2/21/2019Set One: Spock’s Brain, Twist, Free, Who Loves the Sun?, Everything’s Right, We Are Come to Outlive Our Brains, Rise/Come Together, Funky Bitch, SandSet Two: Soul Planet -> Spanish Moon, I Always Wanted It This Way > Death Don’t Hurt Very Long, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Bathtub Gin, The Squirming CoilEncore: Waste, Bold As Lovelast_img read more

Forests focus of gift

first_imgPaul Zofnass ’69, M.B.A. ’73, has become the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s (HMNH) largest donor since its founding in 1998 with a commitment of $500,000 to create a major, permanent multimedia exhibition focusing on the natural history, environmental significance, historical development, and conservation of New England forests.New England Forests: The Zofnass Family Gallery, scheduled to open in spring 2011, will feature Harvard’s natural history collections and draw on current research from the Departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences, the Harvard Forest, and scientists across the University.The broad goal of the exhibition is to enhance public understanding of the dynamic nature of forest ecosystems, the impacts of human activity in shaping the landscape, and the relationships between forest landscapes and habitats and the distribution and evolution of varied flora and fauna. The exhibition will present the latest research on the role of forests in carbon sequestration and address the threats created by invasive species. It will also demonstrate the methods and tools that scientists use to investigate these issues.“We are deeply grateful for this generous gift, which offers an extraordinary opportunity to showcase dramatic specimens, present important research, and raise critical policy issues in the context of a regional landscape familiar to most of our visitors,” said Elisabeth Werby, executive director of HMNH.Zofnass is president of The Environmental Financial Consulting Group Inc., a New York City-based strategic consulting firm. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College ’69 and an alumnus of the Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, M.B.A. ’73. Zofnass’ wife, Renee Ring, is a finance attorney in New York City. They have two daughters, Jessica ’08 and Rebecca ’09.An avid sailor and outdoorsman, Zofnass grew up in Belmont, Mass., and as a child often visited the public galleries of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Zofnass has been a passionate advocate for forest conservation near his home in Pound Ridge, N.Y. Over the past 20 years, with his sister Joan Zofnass, Paul used his mergers and acquisitions skills to create the Westchester Wilderness Walk, which formally opened to the public in 2001. Through this 250-acre preserve, just 40 miles from New York City, he laid out and built a 10-mile-long hiking trail that winds around the unique forest and geological features, showing no trace of civilization.last_img read more

What we learned in the Warriors’ beatdown of the Suns

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the defending champion Golden State Warriors are significantly better than the Phoenix Suns, who had the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft.Despite playing the second game of a two-city back-to-back, the Warriors rolled to a 123-103 win over Phoenix Monday night, only needing three quarters to discard the young team from Arizona. It was Golden State’s 16th …last_img

Forrester: If You Think Social Media Marketing is Worthless, You’re Doing it Wrong

first_imgRelated Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification mike melanson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Has your company spent seemingly countless hours tweeting on Twitter, networking on Facebook and writing the company blog? Have you found yourself wondering if it’s all a waste of time? Maybe that last Facebook fan page contest saw fewer entries than you’d hoped for, or that last Twitter-only coupon had fewer redemptions than you’d expected, but perhaps that’s not all that matters.According to the the latest report by analyst firm Forrester, many people are looking at the face-value dollars and cents of social media marketing and, put simply, they’re doing it wrong. Beyond clicks and coupon redemptions there lies a case for social media marketing that shows its value is well beyond what we see on the surface.Analyst and report author Augie Ray writes in a blog post this morning that traditional measurements of success for return on investment in social media marketing lead to an incomplete picture.Many marketers can draw a straight line between investments in social media marketing and financial results, but many more cannot.  This doesn’t mean social media marketing is ineffective; it just means that marketers have to recognize benefits beyond dollars and cents.  Facebook fans, retweets, site visits, video views, positive ratings and vibrant communities are not financial assets–they aren’t reflected on the balance sheet and can’t be counted on an income statement–but that doesn’t mean they are valueless.  Instead, these are leading indicators that the brand is doing something to create value that can lead to financial results in the future. Ray suggests that we look at ROI in terms of four perspectives – financial, digital, brand and risk management. For each, however, Ray says that we should go beyond the surface to evaluate success. Financial ROI, for example, can be measured in terms of online coupon redemption, but also in other ways. He gives the example of online retailer Petco.com. It has found that “Products with reviews have return rates that are 20% lower than those without reviews – and the return rate is 45% lower for products with more than 25 reviews – saving on shipping, restocking, and customer service costs.”Similarly, looking at risk management, Ray notes that “this perspective is not about creating positive ROI but reducing unforeseen negative ROI in the future.” By estimating the likelihood and potential cost of PR issues over time, a company could also estimate how much it might save by way of using social media. Tags:#advertising#NYT#social networks#web As for brand, Ray writes that “marketers don’t need to reinvent brand metrics for the social media age” and that evaluating brand online is the same as it was offline. In terms of brand, it comes down to simple measurements – such as awareness, purchase intent, preference and brand association – and whether or not online efforts are helping to improve numbers in those realms. The final perspective offered by Ray – the digital perspective – is more easily measured. Ray points to efforts by Swanson Health Products, which “improved the visibility of its product reviews to search engines” and subsequently “saw a 163% increase in search engine traffic to product pages”.In the end, the report cautions that not all social media marketing efforts will result in ROI (a term Ray implores companies to use only when speaking of directly measurable financial gain), and that we need to move beyond counting retweets and Facebook fans. Many marketing investments are not intended to furnish immediate financial results but instead create long-term brand value. The greatest and most valuable brands weren’t created in one quarter to the next but with an eye toward building lasting relationships with customers. Smart marketers are coming to recognize the way social media marketing can deliver on those same long-term values and are building programs with strategies and metrics to suit.In short, Ray seems to be reinforcing a simple idea that many of those who are tech savvy already embrace: Social media, any way you slice it, is worth the effort and the investment. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Team India in the West Indies: Snazzy beach photos in 2016. Why so quiet in 2017?

first_imgLast year, when Team India was in the West Indies for a four-match Test series, almost every moment of their Caribbean journey was made available to the fans, courtesy Anil Kumble’s photography.At the preparatory camp ahead of the West Indies tour last year, Kumble got his hands dirty training with the young Indian team. Apart from on-field drills, Kumble also came up with various team-building exercises.Kumble doubled up as team photographer during the tour in 2016 and clicked photos of the team spending time at the scenic beaches in the Caribbean and captured the winning moments through his lens.Batsman @klrahul11’s dive captured beautifully through coach @anilkumble1074’s lens #CoachCamera #WIvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/mYzAM15krt- BCCI (@BCCI) July 13, 2016Reached St. Kitts…long [email protected] @klrahul11 @y_umesh Tour begins @BCCI pic.twitter.com/l2aEpOFSqp- Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 6, 2016With the skipper @imVkohli on a visit to Nevis @BCCI #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/NdnjCw8bf2- Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 12, 2016However, this year the team is back in the West Indies and only one photograph in which captain Virat Kohli is seen standing next to his counterpart Jason Holder has been made public. The Indian team is in the West Indies to play five ODIs and a lone Twenty20 International starting at the Port of Spain on June 23.#TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli meets his @westindies counterpart @Jaseholder98 #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/FDhF9VwQYD- BCCI (@BCCI) June 21, 2017It seems Team India is keeping a low profile post Kumble’s resignation as coach. Kumble stepped down following a rift with skipper Virat Kohli, who had “reservations” with his style of coaching.advertisementKumble was appointed the head coach by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for a one-year term last June.India enjoyed tremendous success in Test cricket under Kumble’s guidance with five Test series victories (West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia). India won 12 out of 17 Tests, lost just one game and drew the other five.Kumble’s coaching journey with Team India in limited-overs started with a 1-0 series defeat in a two-match T20 International series against West Indies in Florida. However, that remained his only failure as India beat New Zealand (3-2), England (2-1) in the ODI series before dominating England for a 2-1 series win in T20Is. India also reached the final of the ICC Champions Trophy where they lost to the eventual winners Pakistan at The Oval.Kohli too enjoyed a successful run under Kumble. Kohli slammed 1503 runs in 16 Tests at 65.34. The India skipper also scored five centuries, including four double hundreds. He became the first-ever batsman to slam double centuries in four consecutive Test series (West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh).In One Day Internationals too, Kohli’s form was unmatched. The 28-year-old was in the best form of his life with 801 runs from 13 matches scoring at an average of 100.12. He also struck two centuries and six fifties in that one-year period starting from the New Zealand ODI series and ending at the Champions Trophy final loss to Pakistan.In Twenty20 Internationals, Kohli scored 68 runs at an average of 17. Overall, Kohli has scored 1709 from 44 innings and averages 53.40 in the shortest format.last_img read more

Rogers Cup: Dominic Thiem stunned, Tomas Berdych withdraws

first_imgArgentinian Diego Schwartzman provided the day’s biggest upset at the Rogers Cup when he took down third seed Dominic Thiem in a nearly three-hour battle on Tuesday.Schwartzman climbed out of a 5-2 deficit in the decisive set, repeatedly escaping trouble, to win five straight games and pull off the victory 6-4, 6-7(7), 7-5.Schwartzman had defeated 16th ranked Roberto Bautista Agut earlier in the year and pushed Novak Djokovic to five sets at the French Open, but his win over Thiem is his biggest win of the season.Thiem made eight double faults in the loss.Earlier, American Sam Querrey overcame a sluggish start to defeat Frenchman Vincent Millot 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.The battle was the second meeting between the pair in a week after Querrey defeated Millot in straight sets at the Los Cabos Open on Thursday, a tournament the American won.The 29-year-old Querrey staved off the upset bid by the 31-year-old Millot despite moving sluggishly around the court and his trusty first serve not being its usual lethal weapon.His frustration boiled over early in the third set of the ATP 1000 event when he destroyed his racquet after having his service broken. He won the next four games after the outburst.Querrey will face another Frenchman, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 2014 champion, in the round of 32 on Wednesday.Emerging Canadian Denis Shapovalov defeated Brazilian Rogerio Dutra da Silva 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in a thriller.Backed by a home crowd that included Canadian NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, the 18-year-old staved off four match points in the second set before taking it in a tie breaker.advertisement”The fans really carried me. It was so fun to be out there on the court, it was so loud and energetic,” Shapovalov said. “It’s a huge win. It gives me a lot of confidence and a lot of experience.”DEL POTRO NEXTPhoto Credit: Reuters Shapovalov, who won the junior Wimbledon title last year and was granted a wildcard to the main tournament this year, faces the big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the second round.Earlier on Tuesday, Czech Tomas Berdych, the number 10 seed, withdrew from the tournament prior to his first round match against Nikoloz Basilashvili citing a rib injury.”I am sorry I have to apologise all my Montreal fans. I couldn’t play, because of my rib dysfunction I need to get well to go to (the) office soon,” Berdych said on Twitter.His withdrawal led to a quick call to the lucky loser American Ernesto Escobedo, who had five minutes to prepare for the match, which he claimed with an upset 7-6(4), 6-4 victory.In other matches, Belgian David Goffin and Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta prevailed in their respective three-setters and American Jack Sock beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in straight sets.last_img read more

Allan revels in important Napoli victory

first_imgAllan claims the comeback victory Genoa 2-1 at Marassi is worth more than three points for Napoli in the pouring rain.Napoli were behind courtesy of a Christian Kouame header when play was halted at the 59th minute for a waterlogged pitch.When it resumed, Goals from Fabian Ruiz and Davide Biraschi(O.G) completely turned the tie around to secure victory for the Naples side.“Considering how the victory arrived, it’s worth even more than three points,” Allan told Football Italia.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“It was a hard-fought win in a really difficult arena, even more difficult to play in today with the atmospheric conditions.“We won and that’s the important thing, we can go into the break for international duty with more confidence.”Juventus visit Milan tomorrow evening, while Inter have a tricky trip to Atalanta, so it could be a very positive round for Napoli.“I’m sure Milan-Juve will be entertaining to watch, but we mustn’t think about it too much. There’s a long way to go, we must focus on ourselves and look forward.”last_img read more