John Mayer is just a few shows deep in his The Search For Everything Tour, stopping at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Thursday night. From top to bottom, these shows have delivered outstanding versions of Mayer’s career-spanning setlist. The show begins with Mayer and a full live band, before the instrumentalists leave the stage to Mayer and an acoustic guitar. Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan then return for the John Mayer Trio portion of the evening, and are eventually joined by the rest of the full band for another set and encore. The five set show closed with an epilogue of “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me.”Of the many highlights was the Trio’s tour debut of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers. Thanks to Guitar Music Pro, you can watch fan-shot footage of the performance below:Setlist: John Mayer | Verizon Center | Washington D.C. | 4/6/17FULL BAND: Belief, Why Georgia, I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You), Love on the Weekend, VulturesACOUSTIC: 3×5, Emoji of a Wave, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin’JOHN MAYER TRIO: Who Did You Think I Was, Ain’t No Sunshine, Bold as LoveFULL BAND REPRISE: Moving On and Getting Over, Blues Run the Game, Queen of California, Who Says, Stitched Up, Slow Dancing in a Burning RoomENCORE: Still Feel Like Your Man, Born and RaisedEPILOGUE: You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me[photo via @johnmayer]
Boys who are bullies are nearly four times as likely as non-bullies to grow up to physically or sexually abuse their female partners, a study led by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found. With growing public concern over bullying, the authors said they wanted to examine the tie to domestic abuse because both abusers and bullies are driven by the desire to exert control over another person…Read more here
Rosie LoVoi Cheerleaders don this year’s Shirt at the unveiling ceremony Friday at Hammes Bookstore. Proceeds from sales of The Shirt help fund The Shirt Charity, the Rector Fund and various student clubs and organizations.“We wanted something different and bold, and we wanted the color to look really great in the stadium,” Howell said. “The 2011 royal blue Shirt did very well, and so after careful consideration we decided to do another bright blue. We like to have samples on hand so we know the exact color we’re getting and that takes time too. This year we went with a custom royal blue.”The committee decided to honor the late University President Emeritus, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, with two excerpts from a quote he gave in an interview to Sports Illustrated in 1958, after the University came under criticism for the firing of football coach Terry Brennan. “We wanted to honor [Fr. Hesburgh] in an appropriate way. Last year he passed after the design was finalized, so we couldn’t majorly change the design. We did add his initials to the sleeve last year though. So this year it felt right to pay tribute again in a bigger way,“ Howell said. In the interview, Hesburgh said, “There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose … There has been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God.” The excerpts “rise above ourselves” and “surrender to excellence” are featured on the back of this year’s Shirt. “We loved the message it sent about always trying to get better and strive for excellence on all fronts,” Howell said. “We then started to build around the design, including the championship year banners, the leprechaun, and the end zone marks. The front came together later, and I really wanted to use a football graphic instead of justing going with ‘Notre Dame Football’ as we’d done in the past. After working to match the look on the back, I think we got it.”According to Howell, this year the committee decided to switch the fabric back to 100 percent cotton. “This year’s Shirt is softer than some past 100 percent cotton ones, however, because it goes through a special wash process,” Howell said. Howell said the process was long but ultimately rewarding for her and the rest of the committee. “The Shirt has hands-down been one of the best and more influential parts of my time at Notre Dame. It’s an amazing project, and I have learned so much during my four years on the committee. It takes a lot of planning, organization and teamwork to run each year,” she said. Howell said the design received positive reviews from both the football team and Irish head coach Brian Kelly. “We meet with Coach Kelly before the unveiling, and he said very positive things about this year’s design and color,” Howell said. Tags: Hesburgh, The Shirt 2016 This football season the Notre Dame student section will be decked out in royal blue, the official color of The Shirt 2016. Chairman of The Shirt committee, senior Molly Howell, said the choice of color came after the committee saw success with a similar version in 2011.
This is some switcheroo. T Bone Burnett will replace the previously announced songwriting team of Alan Menken (Aladdin) and Glenn Slater (School of Rock) on the creative team of Happy Trails. The long-in-the works musical, based on the life and career of Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans, had at one point aimed to land on Broadway in 2014, which then got pushed back to 2016. The latest timeline has not been set.Tony winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) and Oscar winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall) remain on board the project.Burnett is an Academy Award winner, a Golden Globe winner and 13-time Grammy Award winner. He’s worked and collaborated with musicians across many genres including Elton John, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle and Leon Russell. Burnett’s first major foray into film was his collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Big Lebowski, and has since held multiple titles for numerous films including The Hunger Games, Cold Mountain, The Hunger Games, and produced the songs for and scored Walk The Line, The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Crazy Heart, which he also produced. He also has multiple credits in television including as the Executive Music Producer and Composer for the HBO series True Detective, and he was Executive Music Producer and Composer for the first season of the ABC television series, Nashville.Rogers—born Leonard Franklin Slye—grew up in an impoverished Ohio community before gaining a reputation as a yodeler and guitar player. It wasn’t before long that he rightfully earned the title “King of the Cowboys,” starring in 88 films between 1945 and 1975, and the popular The Roy Rodgers Show. Equally famous were his wife, “Queen of the West” Dale Evans and his golden palomino, Trigger—the only horse in Hollywood to be billed above the title. Rogers and Evans wed in 1947—three years after meeting on the set of The Cowboy and the Señorita. The two would go on to co-star in 28 films together. View Comments
University of GeorgiaCost estimating and bidding on landscape projects are among themost perplexing and time-consuming tasks of landscapeprofessionals.This and other business management topics will be the focus of aBusiness Skills Workshop for Landscape Professionals Nov. 16-17at North Metro Tech in Acworth, Ga.A complete program and registration information are on the Web athttp://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/business-skills.htm.You may get this, too, by simply calling (706) 542-2861.
Dianthus AmazonThe Amazon dianthus series were the result of crossing Sweet William with Chinese pinks. These cool-season annuals make good companion plants for pansies, parsley, ornamental cabbage and ornamental kale and are excellent for cut floral arrangements.PaperbushIts heavenly scent blankets the mid-winter landscape, quickly drawing you to the source: Clusters of creamy yellow flowers cascade downward from dark brown stems. Paperbush has a somewhat tropical appearance and coarse-textured summer foliage and is a plant for all seasons. Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 12 Georgians have a new list of standout plants for their landscapes. Dianthus Amazon, Paperbush, American Hornbeam, Carolina Jessamine and Rozanne Cranesbill are the 2008 Georgia Gold Medal winners.The awards began in 1994, when the Georgia Plant Selection Committee introduced and promoted Georgia Gold Medal selections, with a winner for each of four categories: annual, herbaceous perennial, shrub and tree.The committee, about 30 people from the green industry and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, announced four new winners each year after that until 2003, when they added an ornamental vine category.The Georgia Gold Medal awards are aimed at getting deserving but underused plants into Georgia landscapes. The goal is to break through a tough supply-and-demand barrier. If a plant’s not popular, the demand is low, so growers don’t supply many, so prices stay high, so demand stays low. American HornbeamIn its native habitat, the American hornbeam tree is most often found along rivers and streams in the rich, moist soils of the floodplains, but it also adapts to dry upland sites. In the wild, it grows in the dense shade of taller trees, but it can adapt to full-sun spots. These characteristics make it a very versatile tree for a wide variety of landscape situations. Carolina JessaminePride of Augusta Carolina Jessamine has bright yellow tubular flowers and is a twining evergreen vine, requiring sun or partial shade. Although the spring bloom is the most dramatic, additional blossoms are produced sporadically throughout the growing season. It grows to a manageable 10 to 20 feet and is not invasive. Once established, is it low-maintenance, pest-free and deer resistant. Rozanne CranesbillCranesbill geraniums are among the hottest plants in the landscape industry, with gardeners and landscapers throughout the Southeast singing the praises of this exciting new plant. From late May until frost, the plant produces an abundance of blue-violet flowers with pale centers. Its attractive, deeply lobed foliage turns brownish red in the fall. By Kristen PlankUniversity of Georgia
As the weather warms in the spring, our hands start itching to work in our landscapes and flower gardens.Now is the time for any last minute pruning. Prune roses and most other non-spring blooming plants now, prior to their new flush. Early spring blooming plants can be pruned immediately after blooming if they need a trim.Spring is also an ideal time to fertilize shrubs. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in late March or early April to give your plants a supply of energy for the growing season. Be careful not to over-fertilize, which can cause excess growth and loss of fertilizer to the environment.Early spring is a great time to prepare annual and perennial flowerbeds. Although it may be too early to actually plant some tender annuals, you can get ready by tiling the bed and adding rich compost or top soil. Be sure the bed has good drainage, which promotes good root development. Other shrubs can safely be added to your landscape now as well. Even though they are small now, remember to provide ample space for the plants at maturity.Weed control is also important in the spring. As the ground begins to warm, many weeds are just waiting to germinate. Applying a registered pre-emergent herbicide, or adding landscape fabric weed cloth or mulch, will go a long way to preventing weeds in the garden.Houseplants can go back outside as daytime temperatures climb above 50 degrees. It is a good idea to bring plants back in, however, if the nighttime temperature dips much cooler than 45 degrees. Clean up ferns by removing old, crumpled foliage and re-pot any houseplants that have become root bound. Begin to get back on a regular watering and fertilizing schedule as the days get warmer.Don’t forget about your equipment. If you didn’t do it at the beginning of winter, it is a good idea to drain and change the oil in your roto-tillers, weed eaters and mowers. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and belts are tight and that any blades are sharp. Check hand tools such as shovels, hoes and rakes for cracked or dry handles. Treat them with linseed oil or paint them to protect them and extend their life.Spring is a season of anticipation and outdoor fun. By accomplishing a few gardening chores early, we can enjoy a beautiful landscape throughout the year.
VEC. 9.8.2011 Construction upgrades to 16.9 miles of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) transmission system located in the towns of Jay, Westfield and Lowell began this week. The project will replace part of the electric grid that is more than 40 years old and in need of improvement to ensure reliability and safety throughout the northern tier of VEC’s service territory.Further driving the need associated with this upgrade is an increased demand for electricity in this area. Electric load growth in area communities has increased by 10 percent during the past decade. Jay Peak’s demand has grown and with a high level of future economic growth projected, the increased demand for electricity will be dramatic. ‘We’ve recognized the need to make these upgrades for some time and have included them in our long term capital plan,’ said David Hallquist, the CEO of VEC. Because of a partnership with Green Mountain Power (GMP), VEC members will save millions on these improvements. Additionally, we will benefit from electricity generated by GMP’s Kingdom Community Wind project, which is one of the lowest cost, renewable energy sources currently available in Vermont.’ In late July, VEC members voted to approve the transmission upgrades by a significant margin of nearly 5 to 1. GMP will pay roughly 58 percent of the cost of the upgrade as part of a partnership with VEC to use a portion of the system’s capacity to deliver electricity from the KCW renewable energy project in Lowell. The transmission line project is expected to continue through mid-summer next year. Many of the upgrades will take place along the existing transmission corridor. However, there will be some areas where utility poles will need to be moved and tree clearing will be necessary. Limited outages may be needed during the construction process. VEC and GMP officials will ensure that sufficient notice is provided to VEC members who will be impacted during the construction process. Questions or concerns about this transmission project should be directed to VEC’s member service department at 1-800-832-2667.
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU is monitoring a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing today on the Federal Communications Commission’s FY2018 budget for any discussion regarding FCC’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act order on autodialed calls, the subject of a lawsuit NAFCU joined on behalf of credit unions in 2015.The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, chaired by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Room 138 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. Witnesses include FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Reilly.NAFCU continues to press for modernization of the TCPA and maintains that the FCC’s 2015 declaratory ruling and order will make it extremely difficult for credit unions and other financial institutions to contact their members about potentially fraudulent activity, identity theft and data breaches.At an open FCC meeting in March, FCC Commissioner O’Reilly said the commission’s order has harmed businesses and their customers due to legitimate calls deemed in violation of the act.
“I just think that this is a time that everyone needs to be patriotic and understand that during this time with all this craziness going on, you still have to respect the flag,” he said. The ceremony began by recognizing the importance of Old Glory and ended with a prayer. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With Flag Day just a day away, the American Legion Post 80 on Main Street in Binghamton members set aside some time to respectfully retire some flags. The ceremony takes place every year and involves respectfully burning U.S. flags that are worn out and no longer fit to be flown. Post 80 Commander Mose Perry told 12 News that for him, the ceremony felt even more important this year. Members say they hope to re-open Post 80 on June 22. While the post is currently closed, if you have a worn out American flag you are looking to dispose of you can drop it off at American Legion Post 80 where it too will be disposed of respectfully.