Jim James Performs Solo On NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series [Watch]

first_imgJim James stopped by NPR Music to perform in their Tiny Desk Concert video series. The My Morning Jacket frontman delivered three songs in the office space, showcasing his impressive solo work and vast catalog of crowd-pleasing tunes.To kick things off, Jim James played a page out of My Morning Jacket’s book with a performance of “I’m Amazed” from their 2008 album, Evil Urges. Then, the singer/songwriter/guitarist delivered a beautiful version of “Same Old Lie” from his 2016 solo record, Eternally Even. The set closed with a performance of “Over and Over” from Uniform Distortion, which released earlier this year. Watch the performance below:[Video: NPR]It’s certainly been a big year for Jim James, as he’s put all of his public attention on his solo material while giving MMJ a year off. Uniform Distortion–which got its name “because [Jim James] feels like there is this blanket distortion on society/media and the way we gather our ‘news’ and important information”–was released in June of this year, and contains 11 tracks penned by Jim James and features Floating Action bassist Seth Kauffman and drummer Dave Givan, along with LA trio Dear Lemon Trees‘ Kathleen Grace, Jamie Drake, and Leslie Stevens on backing vocals. A few months after releasing Uniform Distortion, James released an acoustic companion, Uniform Clarity.Additionally, Jim James just wrapped up The Future Is Voting Tour with HeadCount, in which they featured six nonpartisan multi-artist shows in college towns in electoral “swing districts” in an effort to promote voter participation in the important electoral areas. To say Jim James has kept busy since taking time off from My Morning Jacket is an understatement.For more information about upcoming tour dates and tickets, head over to James’ website.last_img read more

S&P 500 climbs again, closing out best week since November

first_imgStocks closed out a winning week with their fifth gain in a row Friday and their biggest weekly increase since November. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% and ended the week 4.6% higher. Small-company stocks rose far more than the rest of the market, a sign that investors are feeling more optimistic about the economy. Treasury yields also rose. The market has been heading higher since the beginning of the month as hopes build that Washington will come through with more support for the economy, and that the steady rollout of vaccines will get the economy on a more even footing over time.last_img

Vermont State Hospital Receives Full Accreditation by Nation’s Premier Health Care Certification Organization

first_imgVermont State Hospital Receives Full Accreditation by Nation’s Premier Health Care Certification OrganizationWaterbury, VT (September 12, 2008)- By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, the Vermont State Hospital (VSH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization which accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. According to their official website, “Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to certain performance standards.””I am extremely pleased that The Joint Commission has recognized VSH for the exemplary efforts they have made to continually foster a holistic, patient-centered system of care within the facility,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “Secretary LaWare, Commissioner Hartman, VSH CEO Terry Rowe and all the VSH staff are to be congratulated for this achievement.”Darlene Christiansen, Executive Director of the Hospital Accreditation Program at the Joint Commission, also praised VSH for their efforts: “Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care. The community should be proud that Vermont State Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal — to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.””First and foremost, this accreditation demonstrates the State’s strong commitment to ensuring those with the most acute mental health needs receive the highest level of quality care. Accreditation of VSH is also a critically important step in the State’s comprehensive Futures Plan to revitalize Vermont’s mental health system,” added Agency of Human Services Secretary Cynthia D. LaWare. “In addition this accreditation will favorably position VSH for hospital certification by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).”Michael Hartman, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, says accreditation is also evidence of the pride of VSH staff, who have worked hard to ensure a recovery-oriented, supportive environment for VSH patients. “This recognition by The Joint Commission is proof of an organization-wide commitment to provide quality mental health care to our clients on an ongoing basis.”Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of VSH occurred in May and June.last_img read more

UVM, Middlebury top schools for green practices and policies

first_imgFor the third year in a row, the Sustainable Endowments Institute has ranked the University of Vermont among the top schools nationally for green practices and policies, giving the school an overall grade of A- in its just released College Sustainability Report Card. Also receiving an A-, the highest grade given by the institute, were twenty-six other schools including Harvard University, Middlebury College, Brown University, and the University of New Hampshire.The institute graded the 300 U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities with the largest endowments (plus 32 others that applied) in nine categories and then awarded an overall grade. Its aim is to show a correlation between an institution’s green practices and its investment decisions.In addition to its overall grade, UVM received A’s in the subcategories of Administration, Food & Recycling, Green Building, Transportation, Endowment Transparency and Shareholder Engagement. The University received B’s in three other subcategories.A number of specific programs helped boost UVM’s score. Among many strengths noted on the Report Card were the fact that UVM purchases only Green-Seal certified cleaning products; its innovative Office of Sustainability; strong efforts to improve energy efficiency; sourcing local foods from 60 suppliers; UVM’s commitment to building all new construction to LEED standards; strong student involvement in GreenHouse, UVM’s environmentally-themed residence; and the Eco-Reps program.The College Sustainability Report Card 2009 is the fourth such report from the Sustainable Endowments Institute, and is published as part of the Institute’s broader effort to encourage discussion on sustainability in higher education.The full College Sustainability Report Card 2009 is available on the Sustainable Endowments Institute website :http://www.greenreportcard.org(link is external).Source: UVM. 10.8.2009last_img read more

State treasurer announces new financial literacy program for Vermont elementary schools

first_imgState Treasurer Jeb Spaulding will announce a new statewide financial literacy program for elementary-age children Wednesday, June 3 in Burlington at 11:15 am. The Reading is an Investment program aims to increase school book collections in personal finance, give teachers and librarians related curricular resources, and encourage students to read books that teach money concepts.Spaulding will be joined by C.P. Smith School Library Media Specialist Shannon Walters and teacher Sue Clark and her third grade class. Phil Daniels, Market President for TD Bank, also will speak.Money is on the minds of our children. The Harris Interactive Youth Pulse 2009 survey reports that one of the top three worries for kids 8 to 12 years old is not having enough money. Such worries are reflected in the lives of adult Vermonters. Spaulding will share some state-specific data from the National Financial Capability Study the first comprehensive national study of the financial capability of adults in the United States. The study was commissioned by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The foundation plans to release complete state results in late summer.Following the program announcement, a short exercise with a class of third-graders will be held in the library.last_img read more

5 money tips millennials will actually use

first_imgAs a millennial, I’ve never felt like the majority of financial advice circulating in articles and books speaks to me. I find it’s often written by people coming from an entirely different generation. They graduated with student loans that were much lower than those people in my generation are struggling with and bought cars and houses. The path to success for them required that they pinch pennies and find ways to move slowly up the ladder at work.I’m not trying to say that everyone in the generations that came before millennials had it easy when it came to money. However, when you look at the challenges that we face as a generation, it’s clear that they are unprecedented.But it’s not just our financial realities that have changed, it’s the way we work and interact with money and the way the world has changed that makes typical personal finance advice I encounter less relevant for millennials. I mean, many financial gurus are still recommending that people track their expenses in budget journals that they carry around with them wherever they go. As a millennial, I want to sit them down and ask them if they’ve ever heard of an app.Here is some advice that I’ve found to be actually helpful to millennials. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions place quarterback on reserve/COVID-19 list | NFL News

first_imgThe Detroit Lions have placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time in three months, the team announcedWednesday.Stafford was put on the list during training camp on August 1 but was reinstated a few days later after further tests revealed a false positive.Stafford, 32, will miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chase Daniel is the backup behind Stafford.- Advertisement – Stafford played just eight games last season after suffering a back injury on the final drive of Detroit’s 31-24 loss to Oakland on November 3. Stafford was put on injured reserve on December 17. Stafford had a streak of 136 straight regular-season starts snapped. – Advertisement – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August Matthew Stafford will miss Detroit’s match against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with Chase Daniel filling in for the Lions; Stafford was first put on the list during training camp in August but was reinstated a few days later after it was found to be a false positive Last Updated: 04/11/20 9:51pmcenter_img Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August

Hope Trump repeats giant Nixon mistake

first_imgHopefully President Trump will have special prosecutor Robert Mueller fired.Because we know what happened when Nixon fired Archibald Cox.Jeffrey MurtaghDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

Look at the sins of Obama, Clintons

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The lack of civility and the pretentiousness of some of your letter writers is incredible. They berate Trump and Republicans, and with their simplistic answers feel they can save the world. I don’t recall the issues being raised when Obama was president, and Trump is already being labeled one of our worst presidents.Where was the criticism when Sandy Hook happened? Both the Executive branch and Congress were Democrat controlled. As horrible as the recent shootings have been, many similar mass killings have occurred under Democrats, who did nothing to fix the situation — of course, blaming the minority Republicans who were in office at the time.  And what presidential tenure made heroes of thugs and of thug nations — Syria, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela?The Russian interference —two years and nothing. But you had the Russians giving $1.5 million to the Clinton Foundation,so Russia could have controlling interest in uranium mined in the United States by a Canadian company. What about the United States’ interference in other countries’ elections? Israel comes to mind when staff from the Obama campaign actually went there to interfere. If only there was some criticism for the abject horror of the eight Obama years.Geraldine KrawitzSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Appliance of science

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