Watch Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Perform Electric National Anthem At Seattle Mariners’ Home Opener [Video]

first_imgOn Thursday, baseball fans rejoiced as the 2019 MLB season got underway. Pearl Jam lead guitarist, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame-inductee, and Seattle local Mike McCready performed the national anthem at the Seattle Mariners‘ home opener.Seattles fans greeted McCready with applause at the recently renamed T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field), as the founding Pearl Jam guitar ripped up an electric rendition of the national anthem on a sunburst Fender Stratocaster. The Seattle Mariners went on to defeat the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox 12-4.Watch fan-shot video of Mike McCready’s opening day national anthem below:Mike McCready – National Anthem – 3/28/2019[Video: GlassVision]Pearl Jam currently has no scheduled tour dates, but fans can keep an eye on their website for upcoming news and announcements.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Go ‘Out Tonight’ With the Schuyler Sisters & More

first_img60 Broadway Faves Set for Flea MarketKelli O’Hara, Brandon Victor Dixon, Alex Brightman, Lesli Margherita, Heather Headley, Danny Burstein, Leanne Cope, Jennifer DiNoia, James Monroe Iglehart, Rory O’Malley, Ana Villafañe, Corey Cott, Robert Fairchild and more than 60 of your stage and television favorites will come together for the 30th annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the stars will gather at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth on the deck of Junior’s restaurant, at Shubert Alley and West 45th Street, to meet and take photos with fans from 11AM to 3PM on September 25. The day-long event also includes silent and live auctions, with one-of-a-kind experiences and more than 40 tables full of Broadway treasures. For more information, click here.Listen to NPH & David Burtka Talk FoodTony winner Neil Patrick Harris and his hubby, chef and Broadway alum David Burtka, will join celeb chef Geoffrey Zakarian as he launches his new Food Talk series at the Big Apple’s 92nd Street Y on September 26. Guests attending will get an exclusive inside look into Harris and Burtka’s career highlights, upcoming projects and personal milestones, their favorite eats and drinks—and maybe how to put together the perfect Halloween look?Hamilton Ladies are in VogueWerk! Back to Hamilton’s Goldsberry, Cephas Jones and Lawson, who along with the previously displayed blue pants, recently donned outfits from the Ralph Lauren Collection and toured lower Manhattan singing “America the Beautiful” for Vogue. Check them out, striking a pose or two! #Rent4Ham Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Go ‘Out Tonight’ With the Schuyler SistersHamilton’s Jasmine Cephas-Jones and Lexi Lawson, along with former Schuyler sister Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, joined forces for a very special digital #Ham4Ham show released on September 15. Watch below as the trio (in requisite skintight blue pants, naturally) perform “Out Tonight” from Rent at the Richard Rodgers. Goldsberry played Mimi in the final Broadway company of Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking tuner, while Lawson played the character on tour. La Vie Bohème, indeed!center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Vermont Agriculture Secretary Urges USDA to Address Dairy Crisis

first_imgMontpelier, Vt Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee, in collaboration with New York Agriculture Commissioner Pat Hooker and Pennsylvania Agriculture Commissioner Dennis Wolff (the principal members of the Northeast Dairy Leadership Team), yesterday sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting that he immediately implement Section 1509 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. This Act calls for the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order Review Commission.This action is in response to the downturn dairy farmers are facing that could be detrimental to the dairy industry in Vermont, the Northeast and the nation. Due to a complicated and antiquated milk pricing structure, one state acting alone can do very little to address the volatility of milk pricing. There have been many studies of the U.S. dairy industry in the past, but few have resulted in any specific steps to address the issues that today place all dairy industry stakeholders in an extremely difficult financial situation, said Secretary Allbee.  The current demand and supply imbalance in the domestic dairy industry presents an imminent threat to the economic stability and welfare of dairy farmers, allied industries and the overall U.S. economy.The dairy industry, like many others, has a history of responding to crisis.  The severity of this crisis, as identified by dairy economists worldwide, requires a response like no other.  Hence the call from the Northeast agriculture officials for an immediate, independent and rigorous analysis to be conducted of the economic benefit of Federal Marketing Orders and other federal programs related to the dairy industry.  In this letter we suggested to Mr. Vilsack that the focus should be to determine how milk supply and demand can be better balanced without subjecting farmers and others to the wide price swings of recent times said Allbee. We also requested that this analysis be conducted as quickly as possible in order to have policies and other methods in place to better mitigate this and future price collapses.During his confirmation hearings, Mr. Vilsack expressed concern for the current dairy situation. The Northeast agriculture officials also expressed their willingness to work together to address this critical issue and to bolster this vital industry by designing a system that will prevent a repeat of the current dairy and industry price collapse.The Northeast Dairy Leadership Team (NEDLT) was initiated by a memorandum of understanding signed by the departments of agriculture in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont in June 2006. NEDLT was formed in June 2006 to establish a vision and promote profitability for the region s dairy industry. More than 50 individuals representing all facets of the dairy industry in the three leading northeastern dairy states are part of the Northeast Dairy Leadership Team.  Producers, processors and representatives from allied support industries, universities, dairy promotion groups and state departments of agriculture participate in NEDLT.last_img read more

A ‘Collective Shrug’ Over Supreme Court Stay of Pollution Rules

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Joby Warrick and Steven Mufson:In a town famous for news leaks, the Supreme Court managed to deliver a genuine surprise when it moved this week to freeze the Obama administration’s signature regulation on climate change, raising doubts about U.S. promises to cut pollution blamed for Earth’s warming.But although Tuesday’s ruling startled the White House and rattled U.S. allies, it appears to have had little effect on the electricity providers most directly affected by the Clean Power Plan. About 48 hours after the court’s decision, major utility companies are reacting to the move with a collective shrug.Executives for electricity producers and industry trade associations say they expect little deviation from what was already an industry-wide move from coal-burning to cleaner and cheaper forms of energy to produce electricity. The shift is likely to accelerate further in the near future, industry officials and analysts said, meaning that many of the administration’s carbon-cutting goals may be met regardless of what courts and lawmakers ultimately decide to do.“Electric utilities are investing in clean energy and pursuing energy efficiency,” Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, the largest trade association of electricity providers, a gathering of Wall Street investors less than a day after the Supreme Court announced its stay on the Clean Power Plan.Institute officials said the court’s 5-4 decision “doesn’t really change anything” in an industry in which nearly all new electricity generation is coming from wind or solar facilities or from hyperefficient generators that burn natural gas. “You can’t simply put the genie back in the bottle when it comes to major strategic investments that the captains of industry are making,” said Quin Shea, the institute’s vice president for environment.Full article: Move to cleaner power is proceeding, regardless of Supreme Court’s ruling A ‘Collective Shrug’ Over Supreme Court Stay of Pollution Ruleslast_img read more

Colombian Forces Arrest Eleven FARC Collaborators

first_img On August 17, during operation JERICHO 2, aimed at disrupting FARC’s Terrorist Support Networks (RAT), and continuing the process that began last June with a joint effort of the Southwestern Joint Command and National Police, the 6th battlefront ONT-FARC was raided once again in the Corinth and Caloto municipalities in the Cauca Department. The operation was the result of hard work and coordinating intelligence between the National Army and the police, where they gathered strong evidence regarding the participation of at least 11 people in different terrorist actions carried out by the ONT-FARC. These actions account for the assassination of three members of the Apollo Task Force on February 20th in the town of Palo, the Caloto municipality, where the attack with tatucos (homemade grenades) killed Mayor Dixon Castrillón, corporal Luis Enrique Rojas and soldier Mauricio Botero. The collaboration of the state forces strengthens the work that is being done in the Northern Cauca Department to combat FARC terrorist actions, which are based on the use of unconventional explosive devices, and actions that do not require direct confrontation, therefore, these arrests are important for the destabilization of the RAT. The investigation was conducted as a result of the comprehensive search for information, through the effective management of human sources with access to areas intruded by terrorist groups who commit frequent criminal acts, such as selective killings, forced displacement, arms trafficking, drug trafficking, and attacks on military and police units. Those arrested are being brought before a judge for Control of Guarantees to answer for the alleged crimes they are accused of. By Dialogo August 21, 2012last_img read more