MTV Live’s New “nugs.net Live Stash” Show Announces Programming Schedule Filled With Jam Favorites

first_imgMTV Live and nugs.net announced a brand new collaboration yesterday, with nugs.net providing live footage from jam-themed shows to air on the MTV Live network. Titled “nugs.net Live Stash,” the show was introduced with two upcoming episodes, featuring The Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco and Widespread Panic at Red Rocks.Today we’ve learned the extent of the Live Stash schedule, as the program will follow those episodes with a number of jam scene favorites. Moe., The String Cheese Incident, Dead & Company, Umphrey’s McGee, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Gov’t Mule will all be featured on the series, highlighted by sets at festivals and famed venues across the country.You can see the full schedule below, which indicates the airing date, band, and location for each show. Don’t miss out on your chance to see MTV play real live!nugs.net Live Stash ScheduleSunday 10/2 at 9p­ The Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco 2016Sunday 10/9 at 9p­ Widespread Panic at Red Rocks 2016Sunday 10/16 at 9p­ moe. at moe.down 2013Sunday 10/23 at 9p­ The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks 2016Sunday 10/30 at 9p­ Dead and Company at Fenway Park 2016Sunday 11/6 at 9p­ Umphrey’s McGee at LOCKN’ Festival 2016Sunday 11/13 at 9p­ Chris Robinson Brotherhood at LOCKN’ Festival 2016Sunday 11/20 at 9p­ Gov’t Mule at The Capitol Theatre 2015last_img read more

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Janet Yellen, honored by Radcliffe, ponders economy

first_imgWhen it became clear in 2013 that she was a leading candidate to chair the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen turned to her predecessor for advice.“It’s a tough job, I said, and it can be pretty thankless,” Ben Bernanke ’75 recalled telling Yellen, who was his second in command. But the comment didn’t dissuade her. With the U.S. Senate’s approval, she became the first woman to head the nation’s central banking system the following year.Addressing the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s annual post-Commencement gathering, known as Radcliffe Day, Bernanke said today that Yellen had several motivations for accepting President Barack Obama’s nomination to the post. Top among them was her “lifelong commitment to using what she had learned as an economist to improve the lives of average people.”“I think Janet well understood that by taking this position and applying her considerable talents, she could provide a valuable role model for future generations of young women who might otherwise not engage with economics or economic policymaking. That is in itself,” said Bernanke, “a great contribution on top of all the others that she has made.”Gregory Mankiw (left) asks questions of Yellen during their conversation. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerThose contributions were honored at the gathering. Yellen received the Radcliffe Medal during a luncheon in Radcliffe Yard for 1,300 attendees that included Radcliffe alumnae and fellows, recent College graduates, Harvard President Drew Faust, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.“She unites scholarship and leadership for the public good. She brings candor and collegiality to solving complex problems. She strives to build an economy in which all Americans can thrive,” said Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen, who bestowed the medal with “the deepest admiration for a lifetime of visionary and principled service.”The afternoon’s festivities included a wide-ranging conversation between Yellen and Harvard’s Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics and former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Offering her the chance to move markets, Mankiw asked Yellen the question on many people’s minds: Where are interest rates headed? The Fed chair treaded carefully with her answer.Yellen said she expects the economy and the labor market to continue to improve and that, as it does, interest rates will “probably” rise. “It’s appropriate — and I’ve said this in the past — I think, for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time. And probably in the coming months, such a move would be appropriate.”Still, she urged caution.“If we were to raise interest rates too steeply and we were to trigger a downturn or contribute to a downturn, we have limited scope for responding, and it is an important reason for caution.”Yellen grew up in Brooklyn, the daughter of a teacher and a family doctor. She excelled in school, becoming the editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper and her senior class valedictorian. She went on to Brown University, where during a class, she told Mankiw, she got hooked on economics. “I saw that monetary and fiscal policy were tools that could be used to address unemployment and improve people’s lives, and that attracted me, and it’s continued to be my motivation.”That message was reinforced by her graduate school mentor at Yale University, the Keynesian economist James Tobin, “who had the passion for social justice,” said Yellen, “and a moral compass that pointed straight north.”After earning her degree in economics from Brown in 1967, she received her Ph.D. in 1971 from Yale. She became an assistant professor at Harvard from 1971 to 1976 and later a lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served on the Federal Reserve System‘s Board of Governors from 1994 to 1997 and as chair of President Bill Clinton‘s Council of Economic Advisers from 1997 to 1999. From 2004, until 2010, Yellen was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.Yellen and Ben Bernanke shake hands following the event. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerDuring her remarks, she praised Bernanke for his leadership during the 2008 financial crisis and his “inventive and innovative” approach to getting credit flowing back into the American economy, as well as for the Fed’s programs, asset purchases, and other efforts to get the economy back on its feet.Yellen said she, along with other regulators, economists, and the private-sector analyst, had seen warning signs on the economy a few years ago, but they missed the bigger picture and the systemic failings that led to the financial meltdown in 2008. “We really didn’t see that coming. And in that sense, I would say we are really trying to do a better job of that.”Today, the Fed is much more focused on systemic risk and financial stability, she said, and on identifying conditions that could trigger another crisis, as well as on large firms and financial institutions that have been forced to produce “living wills that would show how they could be safely dismantled using tools at our disposal.”Asked by Mankiw for advice to students in the audience, Yellen encouraged them to work in a field that they are passionate about and to do so in a place and with people who believe in the mission.“I certainly felt that way at the various universities I’ve been at,” said Yellen, “and I’ve felt that way very much working in the federal government.”last_img read more

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Editorial: A Call to Invest in the Economic Transition of Coal-Mining Communities

first_imgEditorial: A Call to Invest in the Economic Transition of Coal-Mining Communities FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Los Angeles Times:Though transitioning away from fossil fuels is absolutely necessary, it’s also vitally important to recognize the human and economic cost that such a change entails. That includes a significant number of jobs lost in northern Appalachia, Indiana and Illinois, and Wyoming, where the vast majority of the nation’s existing coal mines are found. Closing coal mines means cutting good-paying jobs in places where replacement work for similar pay is hard to come by. Though that shouldn’t slow the move away from fossil fuel, our energy policies need to be mindful of the disparate effect on coal-dependent communities, many of which are in rural and economically weak areas of the country.A bill in Congress could mitigate some of that economic impact. The proposed RECLAIM (Revitalizing the Economy of Coal communities by Leveraging local Activities and Investing More) Act would tweak an existing program aimed at securing old abandoned mines — for the sake of public safety as well as environmental protection — to make $1 billion available over five years for economic development primarily in old coal mining areas of Appalachia. The measure, introduced by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and backed by a bipartisan group of Appalachian lawmakers as well as the Sierra Club, dovetails with the Obama administration’s Power-Plus program, a broader effort to encourage economic diversification, job creation and other support for communities now reliant on coal mines and coal-fired power plants, as well as carbon-capture and sequestration projects.The RECLAIM Act would take a portion of the money that now goes into the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, which is dedicated to cleaning up mines closed before 1977, and redirect it to economic development projects in old coal communities suffering from their mines’ environmental effects and the decline in coal jobs. The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund is financed through a fee on mined coal, which has raised $10.5 billion since 1977.Rogers’ bill would make available $200 million a year over five years for reclamation projects that dovetail with economic development proposals on or adjacent to the abandoned mine sites. In essence, the backers say, the RECLAIM Act would take fee revenue that the government already has in hand and make it available sooner than it otherwise would be.There’s a broader concern over whether the shrinking fees collected from coal will be enough to cover all the obligations the fund already has, including about $9 billion worth of “high priority” projects. But supporters say the RECLAIM Act wouldn’t affect that bottom line, since the money allocated under it would still go to reclamation projects.Notably, the reclamation fund isn’t responsible for the restoration work that will eventually be needed at currently operating mines. Those businesses are supposed to post bonds to ensure that the land will be reclaimed once the mining is finished, whether the coal firm survives or not. Several states have let companies off that hook, however, by allowing them to put up little more than a pledge that they’ll fund the work. As the industry collapses, that looms as a significant potential problem for environmental remediation.Still, it makes sense to twin economic development proposals with reclamation projects. Although Rogers’ proposal wouldn’t compensate for all the job losses already caused by the shrinking coal industry, it marks a positive step in both recognizing and addressing the economic fallout of leaving coal behind. Congress should pass this bill and the president should sign it. But the government should also ensure that the initial goal of the reclamation program — to mitigate dangerous abandoned coal mines — is fulfilled.Full editorial: How do we ditch dirty coal power without sending miners to the unemployment line?last_img read more

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Ecuador Wants to “De – narcotize” the Relationship with the United Stated

first_imgBy Dialogo June 12, 2009 Washington, June 11 (EFE).- Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Fander Falconí stated today that Ecuador wants to strengthen the relationship with the United Status and cooperate not only in the fight against drug trafficking, but in other aspects as well, such as immigration. In a conference in Washington, the minister found it “necessary” to “de narcotize” the bilateral relations and embrace the opportunities offered by “a new international context” in Latin America and the United States to plan a new cooperation design. Falconí is currently visiting Washington, were he is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday, to lay the foundation for a new “positive renovation” with the United States.” The Head of Diplomacy said that “the door has been opened,” after the meeting of US President Barack Obama and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa at the Summit of the Americas held in Trinidad and Tobago, and subsequent meeting of Correa and Clinton. Ecuador has expressed its intention to maintain “a stable relationship of mutual benefit and cooperation with the United States,” he said, and added that the message he is to deliver to Clinton is to “move forward in a constructive way regarding the bilateral relations.” In a conference at “Diálogo Interamericano” where Falconí participated along with the Minister of Internal Security, Miguel Carvajal, he remarked that the battle against drug trafficking and the cooperation in the field of security are “extremely important” for both countries; however, he added, “these are not the only issues.” “We believe it is necessary to de -narcotize the bilateral relations and (…) to formulate a new and broader integration plan,” Falconí said, referring to such issues as immigration and commerce. He also emphasized the importance of taking all aspects of human mobility into account and designing joint protocols in the international context. Speaking about trade, he referred to the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), by which the United States compensate Andean countries for their commitment to the fight against drug trafficking and insisted that both countries could benefit from “a wider vision.” The Minister stated that the model proposed by Ecuador to the European Union based on a Treaty for Development Cooperation could also include the U.S. He explained that this proposal is based on “mutually beneficial relations, not on a conservative and traditional free trade agreement. It encourages political dialogue and cooperation in trade.” He stated he considered this “essential” to “help destroy the asymmetries” that exist in the country, and could help to “fight inequalities, strengthen commerce and provide possibilities for new participants to enter the marketplace.” Ecuador has always been an economy open to exports, and now there is an intention of diversifying its products and attracting more direct foreign investment “to promote sustainable development in accordance with the national policy of development,” he said. Falconí insists that this is the moment to establish new relationships “characterized by mutual respect and consideration.” He also highlighted the “bilateral possibilities offered by a different plan of cooperation in the new international geopolitical context which Latin America and the United States are experiencing.” Carvajal in his turn added that Ecuador was willing to continue cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, and tated that new programs were designed together with the United States that would be launched in the following 30 days.last_img read more

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Cricket News Quinton De Kock 79* Powers South Africa To Series-Levelling Win Vs India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Heading for the toss at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Virat Kohli’s mind seemed to be in Australia. The Indian skipper was apparently planning long-term for the 2020 World Cup. What else would prompt Kohli, who knows the M Chinnaswamy wicket like the back of his hand due to his IPL experiences, bowl on a deck where chasing becomes easier? His rationale at the toss was “I know it’s a ground where teams chase well. Even in the IPL, it’s a chasing ground. Heading into the World T20 though, we need to improve areas as a team. We know we’re one of the top chasing teams. Batting first is something we’re also looking to strengthen. Results are always a priority, but we need to get out of our comfort zone also. Come the World Cup, toss is not in your control, you should be able to perform whether batting or bowling first.”It is a good thing that India wanted to challenge themselves. However, against South Africa, it backfired spectacularly. Shikhar Dhawan was the only Indian batsman to cross 30 while the rest of the batting order fumbled to the discipline of Beuran Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada. In response, Quinton de Kock showed his prowess with the bat and blasted his second consecutive fifty as South Africa leveled the three-match series 1-1 in style with a thumping nine-wicket win. Dhawan started off brilliantly with a boundary in the first ball of the match while Rabada struggled for control, bowling three wides and getting hit for two boundaries by Rohit Sharma. However, Beuran Hendricks picked up on Rohit’s weakness against the inswinging delivery and trapped him plumb in front for 9. Also Read | Virat Kohli Blasts Record Fifty, India Crush South Africa in MohaliThe left-handed Dhawan looked in great touch with a couple of boundaries off Andile Phehlukwayo and two sixes off Tabraiz Shamsi but the bowler had his revenge when Dhawan miscued a flighted ball to be caught at cover. Kohli, on the other hand, struggled big time and Rabada struck the killer blow. Kohli attempted the flick. Chinnaswamy was in anticipation for something special. That shot had made the cricketing world go ga-ga in Mohali. Here, the distance was not there and was caught at deep midwicket. Also Read | Not Sure How Captaincy Will Affect Me As A Cricketer: Quinton De KockThe platform was set for Rishabh Pant to silence his critics. He was playing a high-risk game and he showed his prowess with a scooped six off Dwaine Pretorius but Fortuin turned the game with the wickets of both Pant and Shreyas Iyer in the same over. In the death overs, South Africa bowled with discipline. Only four boundaries came in the final five overs and India were restricted to 134/9.In response, De Kock and Reeza Hendricks started brilliantly. India did not help their causes by wasting a review and when de Kcok missed a sweep off Washington Sundar, India had no reviews left after appealing for an LBW. Replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps and India had a deflated look. De Kock regularly found the boundaries but India had something to smile when Hendricks mistimed a pull off Hardik Pandya only to be wonderfully caught by Kohli at midwicket. However, de Kock notched up his fifty with two boundaries off Hardik while Temba Bavuma got going with a couple of boundaries off Navdeep Saini. Both batsmen ensured South Africa got over the line without much issues. Foresight is a wonderful thing but when it is not executed well, things often fall flat.last_img read more

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