Beloved Vermont multi-instrumentalist and banjo virtuoso Gordon Stone will be celebrated on Thursday, July 30th with a memorial service stream billed as “Touch & Go.” The donation-based memorial will feature words and performances by Stone’s admirers and collaborators including Mike Gordon (Phish), Al Schnier (moe.), Scott Murawski (Max Creek, Mike Gordon), Twiddle, Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band), Tony Trischka, Larry Keel, Pappy Biondo (Cabinet), Michael Daves, Todd Stoops (RAQ), and more.In addition to the memorial service, Stone’s legacy will be honored on Thursday, July 30th with the release of a new album, The Music of Gordon Stone: A Retrospective Anthology, via Astrology Days Records, a label started by Stone’s friend and banjo protégé, Pappy Biondo, and John Morgan Kimock. The anthology was originally scheduled to come out on the day of Stone’s passing, Friday, July 10th. Digital downloads and vinyl pressings will be available on Bandcamp. A portion of the proceeds from the album release and memorial service will be donated to Backline, the music industry’s mental health and wellness resource hub.As Phish’s Phish’s Trey Anastasio wrote on social media upon hearing the news of Stone’s passing, “Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Vermont legend Gordon Stone. Gordon was a kind, gentle soul and an elegant musician. Phish had the honor of having him join us onstage a few times in the early 90s. Gordon’s band played The Clifford Ball, The Great Went and Lemonwheel festivals (with future TAB member Russ Lawton on drums). My favorite memory of Gordon will always be watching him record his haunting steel part on the studio version of Fast Enough for You.”Phish’s Mike Gordon also remembered Gordon Stone in a social media post, noting, “I took my first banjo lessons from [Gordon Stone], and pedal steel, too. He was in my first solo band, The Drop Caps, with [Scott Murawski] and Greg DeGuglielmo, for a show, and on my Inside In album and first solo tour. Twelve years ago when Sue and I got married it was the sound of his pedal steel before and after the ceremony. He was a long time friend and mentor. I will miss you, Gordon!”moe.’s Vinnie Amico also commented, “I had the pleasure of playing with Gordon quite a bit. We played in the Transamericans together. Gordon was a pioneer of the jam scene, exploring music and melding genres before there was such a thing as jam bands. Not only was Gordon a great player but he was a great guy, fun on and off stage. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace brother…”The event will be available to stream for free via FANS as well as on the Live For Live Music Facebook page.
“I could see the look on the pope’s face, 10 children, then he started talking to her, which was quite amazing. He took all the time, he took as much time as any individual wanted to speak.” FDNY Chief of Department Sal Cassano was among them. “God bless you, and God bless the department,” he saidthe pontiff told him. And in reply: “I thanked him for being here and thanked him for blessing the sacred ground because it is sacred ground,” said Cassano. “The department still has 128 members that are missing that we haven’t recovered yet, so it’s important for us.” Eileen Lugano of Manhattan, whose son Sean, a broker at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, was killed in the attack, described her brief meeting with the pope. “When I got up to him you could see the love in his eyes. He responded to everything I said.” Still, for many, that was enough. The pope had yet to travel to his biggest event, a Mass at Yankee Stadium, but in many ways his 30-minute visit to Ground Zero yesterday morning was the culmination of a trip that emphasized healing and humanity in the United States and around the world. About an hour before the pope was due to arrive, those selected to meet him walked solemnly down the ramp, taking their places on the margins of the platform. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. David A. Paterson and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine arrived soon after, chatting in a corner of the stage. Outside, a few hundred people clustered around margins of the site, talking in hushed tones. Some had waited hours hoping to see the pope. Many clutched flowers or photos of loved ones; others held signs asking the pope to pray for them. “It’s absolutely wonderful to be here,” said John Vassallo, 28, of East Islip, as he took out a rosary he purchased during a visit to the Vatican two years earlier. “It will make a lot of difference to many people that he is coming to pray at this site.” The pope yesterday stood face to face with the remains of the worst terrorist act ever committed on U.S. soil, kneeling in prayer and sprinkling holy water during an intimate ceremony at the base of the void where the World Trade Center once stood. While many of those outside had waited hours for a glimpse of the pope, most saw only the very top of the Popemobile. “O God of love, compassion and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain,” Pope Benedict XVI said. “We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here.” After the prayer, each of the 24 people invited to attend approached Benedict and was introduced by Egan, who explained to the pope who each was. One by one, they reached out, and many knelt and kissed his ring before speaking with him. “He’s the head of our church. It was probably as close as I’m going to get to him, but that’s fine,” said John Urban, 71, who left his home in Scranton, Pa., at 3:30 a.m. to stake out his spot on Church Street. “He was good enough to come to our country, so I thought I should come to show support.” In preparation for the pope’s visit, a stage was built at the base of the ramp leading to the pit of Ground Zero. A pale yellow carpet was laid out on top of the platform, which contained a pool filled with water, symbolizing purity, and gravel, symbolizing Ground Zero itself. In the water was a white and gold pedestal for an ivory-colored paschal, or Easter, candle, which represented resurrection, a Vatican spokesman said. “Everyone was just in awe and amazement at what had just happened,” said Cassano. “None of us knew what to expect. None of us knew we were going to be able to talk to the pope.” Rose Mazza of Massapequa, who lost her Port Authority Police Officer daughter Kathy in the attacks, said she was grateful to the pope. “It was a historic event and we appreciate him coming,” she said. “I feel more peaceful now than I’ve ever felt.” During his brief visit to the site, 24 victims’ relatives, survivors and first responders selected by lottery from more than 1,100 nominations got to greet the pontiff and speak briefly with him. Afterward, they received crosses from metal recovered at Ground Zero and candles in white boxes. Police – some in their dress uniforms with white gloves, others fully armed Emergency Service Unit officers in riot shields and bulletproof vests – roamed throughout the pit and around the perimeter. NYPD snipers were stationed on the upper decks of the World Financial Center across the street. The FDNY’s Cassano said he was struck by the intimacy of the ceremony, and couldn’t believe the pope took the time to speak personally to everyone. When Egan introduced Jean Palombo, for instance, and told the pope her husband had died on Sept. 11 and that she has 10 children, he seemed “taken aback,” Cassano said. The pope arrived at the entrance to Ground Zero in a limousine and there transferred to his Popemobile, which drove about two-thirds of the way down the ramp flanked by Secret Service agents. As a cellist played Bach, the pope then climbed down and walked the rest of the way beside Cardinal Edward Egan, the leader of the New York Archdiocese. When Benedict reached the stage, he knelt down and prayed for a full two minutes. Winds gusted and a light mist fell during the ceremony, a contrast to the sunny weather that had marked the first two days of his trip to the city. The tips of cranes on the buildings around Ground Zero disappeared into the gray fog. Flags lining the ramp – representing the United States, Vatican, Archdiocese of New York, New York State, New Jersey, New York City and Port Authority – flapped vigorously. “This is sacred ground for New York. Of course to have the pope visit it was very special for all of us, not just people of the Catholic faith,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who was at Ground Zero but not on the platform. “I thought it was done with great dignity, and it had a very solemn feel to it, and I think that was very appropriate.” He then lit the candle and, using a silver wand known as an aspergillum, sprinkled holy water in four directions. He then read his prayer. Deborah S. Morris, Bill Murphy and Erik German contributed to this story.
The Catholic liturgical season of Advent, which began Sunday, marks a time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas, and Campus Ministry is hosting a corresponding celebration of Las Posadas, a traditional procession that celebrates the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem before Christ was born. Las Posadas, which means “lodgings” in Spanish, will be celebrated Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. at the Grotto. Participants will then continue to Fisher Hall, Farley Hall and the Coleman-Morse Center, all of which are co-sponsors for the celebration.Campus Ministry intern and senior Steven Fisher, who focuses on Latino ministry, said in an email that the event will be a condensed version of the traditional celebration. “If you were to grow up in Mexico, Central America or the Southwest United States, the celebration of Las Posadas would be a hallmark for nine days of your Advent season,” he said. “Each day you and your family would join a procession led by two individuals dressed as Mary and Joseph, and together, everyone reenacts their journey to the inn in Bethlehem. You’d arrive at certain designated homes in the neighborhood and in song ask for lodging until the homeowner finally recognizes Mary and Joseph. Once inside everyone joins together for prayer and good tamales, piñatas, punch and, if you’re my grandmother, a hidden bottle of tequila.”Fisher said the Notre Dame version will start with a short gathering at the Grotto before two students, in the role of Mary and Joseph, lead a musical procession to each building, where there will be a short prayer service and Gospel reading before refreshments are served. Coro Primavera, a Spanish choir, and MariachiND will lead the songs. “The song we sing goes back and forth between the procession and the hosts playing the role of the innkeepers,” Fisher said. “It’s one that illuminates my own childhood memories in Mexico of days leading to Christmas and allows my heart to swell with love for my own faith and heritage. To ask for lodging not only from the cold, but also from our own loneliness and longing to be loved and love others invites everyone to open their hearts. Together as a community, we serve as each other’s shelter.”Offering different Catholic traditions at Notre Dame is important because it exposes students to different “modes of expression that the Catholic faith offers for everyone’s spiritual growth,” Fisher said. “For Latino students and all who participate, Las Posadas presents an opportunity to forge culture and identity in creative alliance for an understanding of faith that collaborates with tradition, local experience and scripture, and as a result, reclaims the diversity of Catholicism as a source of vitality,” he said. Elaine DeBassige, rector of Farley Hall and the woman who brought Las Posadas to campus, said in an email that including cultural Catholic traditions is important because it embodies the Catholic faith. “Christ invites everyone to the table, and by including other cultural celebrations, it gives light to the many ways people from around the world come together to honor and praise God.” Tags: Advent, Campus Ministry, Las Posadas
For triathlon, as one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, staying safe in the sun is crucial. With this in mind, P20, the ‘iconic once a day sun protection brand’, has confirmed that it is now the Official Sun Protection Supplier to British Triathlon. In tandom with this latest sponsorship deal, P20 is also launching an extended range of products this year making it even easier for triathletes to stay protected.Triathlon is a fast growing, modern and dynamic sport with more and more people taking up the swim, bike and run challenge. Keeping safe in the sun (whenever it decides to shine in the UK!) applies to all areas of the tri community: whether a seasoned pro, a decent swimmer, a keen cyclist or simply someone who has been inspired by the Olympics but has never taken part in a triathlon.After over three decades of successfully protecting active people in the sun, the new P20 range will comprise 3 products. SPFs (Sun Protection Factors) 15, 30 and 50+ will be joining the iconic SPF20 – which will remain unchanged – providing long-lasting (up to 10hours), water-resistant sun protection for triathletes of all skin types!P20’s ‘very water-resistant formula’ is clear, non-greasy, fragrance and paraben free.Zara Hyde Peters OBE, CEO of British Triathlon said “British Triathlon is always interested in looking after the wellbeing of triathletes at all levels and it is so important that athletes – however experienced – remain protected in every aspect whilst racing or training.“Sun protection is crucial as years of training outdoors can take its toll. P20 is renowned for its long-lasting water-resistant products and we feel that the partnership was a perfect fit.”As part of the partnership, many athletes from novice level to elite will receive the benefits of P20. The new range will be available in both 200ml and a travel friendly 100ml size from all major grocery and pharmacy retailers.The RRP (recommended retail price) of P20 is 100ml £13.29 and 200ml £24.49.British Triathlon is the current National Sports Governing Body of the Year. It is responsible for raising the profile and delivering elite performance for triathlon, paratriathlon, duathlon and aquathlon in Great Britain.On the world stage triathlon in Britain is a modern Olympic sport with talented world-class athletes, coaches and support staff, focused around delivering world-class events and medal-winning performances.www.britishtriathlon.orgwww.p20.co.uk Related
SM West guard Cameron Southern goes over the top of SM East’s Kelyn Bolton. SM West was flying all over the place defensively in the first half.Shawnee Mission West used a big first quarter that Shawnee Mission East couldn’t dig out of in the Vikings’ 68-58 victory.Register to continue
JUDGE CYNTHIA NEWTON of Clearwater did so well in her Ironman competitions last year she won a coveted designation reserved only for those who rank in the top 10 percent of their age group — in the world. She is now an “Ironman All World Athlete.” Newton, 48, who has been on the bench for 10 years, is ranked 290th in the world, and 151st in the U.S., in a category for women from 45 to 49 years old. April 15, 2015 Regular News Newton named ‘Ironman All World Athlete’
On behalf of Arizona-based Soilworks, the Phoenix office of JLL has completed a class-A office lease in Scottsdale that establishes a new world headquarters for the company – a leader in dust control and soil stabilization technology.Soilworks moved into its new headquarters space this month. The location, at 7580 N. Dobson Road in Scottsdale, sits just east of the Loop 101 freeway within Riverwalk Arizona, a $400 million, Class A corporate campus slated for up to 1.5 million square feet of high-end office and retail space.JLL Managing Director John Pierson and Associate Trevor Pratt represented Soilworks in the transaction. The landlord, The Alter Group, was represented internally by Justin Miller.“This is a natural progression for our company and one that we’re excited to make,” said Chad Falkenberg, founder of Soilworks. “It caps off one of the best years our company has ever had.”“This lease provides Soilworks with an efficient, comfortable and central headquarters location with top notch accessibility for clients and employees,” said Pierson. ““It is the perfect example of a growing Phoenix business that is using one of our Valley’s vibrant, Class A corporate environments to build connections and opportunity.”In addition to its new Scottsdale headquarters, Soilworks also operates a production facility in Chandler, Ariz. The Chandler property remains home to the company’s large-scale heavy industrial production plant, equipment yard, warehouse and 26-car rail spur.
The Huffington Post:Imagine yourself at your 10-year high school reunion, a long anticipated get-together for you and all your old friends. You haven’t seen many of them since graduation day, and naturally everyone is comparing notes on the lives they have lived since then. This puts you in a reflective mood, but not in a good way. Life has been unkind to you — compared to the lives of your friends, who have all been spared your travails. For days after the reunion, you can’t focus on anything but your difficulties, and the unfairness of it all.If you’re a brooder, that is. Someone else might have the same reunion experience, yet come away with a very different interpretation. Every life has its ups and downs, and yours is not unusually good or bad. That’s life.…That’s the idea that psychological scientist Paula Hertel, of Trinity University in San Antonio, has been exploring in her laboratory. Working with Nilly Mor of Hebrew University and other Trinity colleagues, Hertel designed two experiments to target negative interpretations of ambiguity as a possible cause of brooding — and depression.Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. Follow Wray on Twitter @wrayherbert. More of our Members in the Media >
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Air Products signed an agreement to provide its LNG technology, equipment, and process license for Freeport LNG’s Train 3 gas liquefaction and export project.The sale includes Air Products’ main cryogenic coil wound heat exchangers and associated technology, which will be vital in the production of LNG at the facility near Freeport, Texas, the company informed in a statement.Air Products will supply its AP-C3MRTM liquefaction technology, and its MCR Main Cryogenic Heat Exchanger will be installed at the heart of the propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction process.Air Products technology and equipment for Train 3 is scheduled to be on stream in 2019. Image: Air Products