Ben-Hur’s Jack Huston to drive pace car at The Glen

first_imgThe NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International August 4-7 for the Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend, which also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 100, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen. Tickets for all of the action are available by calling 1-866-461-RACE or by logging on to www.theglen.com. Fans can also watch the Cheez-It™ 355 live on USA at 2:30 p.m. ET or listen on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 29, 2016) — Jack Huston, star of the upcoming epic action adventure “BEN-HUR” from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will drive a 2016 Toyota Camry pace car to kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 7. Timur Bekmambetov directed the film from a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson served as producers, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown serving as executive producers. “BEN-HUR” will be released in theaters on August 19, 2016. “BEN-HUR” is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.  The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Morgan Freeman. Huston previously starred for four seasons in HBO’s hit series, Boardwalk Empire, as the sniper with the horribly disfigured face, ‘Richard Harrow.’ In 2013, Huston appeared in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film American Hustle, where he played mobster ‘Pete Musane.’ Additionally, he starred as ‘Young Ira’ in George Tillman Jr.’s film adaption of the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride.center_img This will be Huston’s first time serving as an Official Pace Car drive at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. He will also be recognized during pre-race ceremonies and will greet each NASCAR driver on stage during driver introductions. Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25 percent of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. For tickets, call 866-461-RACE or visit www.theglen.com. “I am excited to join NASCAR and get behind the wheel of today’s modern chariot,” said Huston.last_img read more

The Brothers Honor 50 Years Of The Allman Brothers Band At Madison Square Garden [Photos/Videos/Audio]

first_imgIn celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band, founding drummer Jaimoe reunited a cast of the usual suspects for a jubilant romp through the legendary band’s catalog for a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.Even amid panic and paranoia concerning the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the seats were filled with some of the band’s most loyal fans—people who would literally rather risk their life than miss this one-night-only performance. Being a member of that diehard camp, I cannot blame them. This show was certainly one for ages, a nostalgic celebration of the lives and art of heroes come and gone.The Allman Brothers Band played their last show in October 2014 at the illustrious Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a venue they sold out more than 200 consecutive times over the years. After six years and the tragic losses of two original members in 2017, Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, Tuesday’s The Brothers show provided the spiritual healing and emotional closure that many people needed so desperately by reviving the timeless music responsible for innumerable happy memories and countless friendships.The stage was filled by remaining Allman Brothers family members new and old, with guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes and bassist Oteil Burbridge leading the vanguard while Derek’s younger brother, Duane Trucks, held down his Uncle Butch’s old post on drums, exchanging blows with Jaimoe and percussionist Marc Quinones. Reese Wynans brought his storied musical career full circle by filling in for Gregg’s role on the organ. Wynans, who was a part of the initial 1969 jam session that led to the Allman Brother’s formation, spent his professional years touring with blues icons like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Bonamassa.Getting down to business in a classic Allman Brother’s fashion under a giant, projection-lit mushroom, The Spencer Davis Group’s “Don’t Want You No More” bled into “It’s Not My Cross To Bear” for a high-energy opener that reminded everybody just what they were missing all these years. Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues” preceded uplifting runs through “Revival” and “Trouble No More” before the all-star lineup blazed through a scorching take on “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’” from 1970’s Idlewild South.Returning to the Allman Brothers Band’s 1969 self-titled debut album, “Black Hearted Woman” wound its dark path into a mystical “Dreams” before the scorchin’ instrumental “Hot ’Lanta” was introduced by Wynans’ organ. From there, longtime friend and ABB member Chuck Leavell joined the powerhouse outfit onstage for the rest of the first set. After leading off with a rousing rendition of “Come and Go Blues” from 1973’s Brothers and Sisters album, a lengthy and poignant Leavell piano solo featuring hints of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” gave way to Haynes’ signature ABB tune, “Soulshine”.To round out the lengthy first set, “Stand Back” from 1972’s Eat a Peach set up a wholesome performance of the classic instrumental. “Jessica”. By returning to Brothers and Sisters, Chuck Leavell was able to show off music with which he was directly involved from the start, having fine-tuned the composition in a workshop with Dickey Betts and Les Dudek in the early ’70s. And man, did Chuck soar on this one.Upon returning from set break, heavy jams abounded, breaking the levees and destroying the flood gate as Chuck Leavell stayed onstage for a lengthy “Mountain Jam” (featuring Derek on Duane Allman‘s famous Goldtop Gibson Les Paul) which transitioned into a peaceful, flowing “Blue Sky”. This Dickey Betts masterpiece was spearheaded by Derek Trucks’ sizzling guitar licks and Leavell’s soothing vocals. Warren Haynes then led the band through “Desdemona” off 2003’s Hittin’ the Note, making it the most recently-released selection of the night. Chuck Leavell introduced and dazzled his way through “Ain’t Wasting Time No More” (“Running after a subway train…”) before bowing off out once more.Working through the second set, “Every Hungry Woman” paved the way for a bittersweet version of Gregg Allman’s “Melissa” (with Haynes on acoustic guitar) to blow the doors off the venue. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, another tried and true instrumental jam vehicle for the ABB, packed the sold-out crowd onto a roller coaster ride that featured dueling guitars, whirling organs, and percussive breakdowns. Warren took the helm once more for an honest take on “No One To Run With”, its message ringing wistfully true as it reverberated through the World’s Most Famous Arena. To close out the second set, a rocking “One Way Out” washed the bittersweet emotions of the previous song to end the set with furious intensity.When The Brothers returned to the stage for their curtain call, they were joined once again by the beloved Chuck Leavell to perform Gregg’s “Midnight Rider” before slamming home an explosive “Whipping Post” to leave the crowd shell-shocked yet overjoyed. Warren swapped out the song’s final lyrics for an eternal message: “Sometimes/ Oh, sometimes / like a good friend told me / You know there aint! / No such thing as dying!”As the band took one final bow, the audience ignored the CDC and wrapped their arms around one another with tears of joy rolling down their cheeks. Joyous yet bittersweet, a long and raucous standing ovation accompanied by hoots and hollers—especially as Jaimoe threw up bullhorns—continued even after the band left the stage and the house lights came on.With such a talented showcase of Allman Brothers tunes and this hungry, devoted crowd that has been longing for something—anything—that resembled the feeling of an ABB show, the same question remains: Can “The Brothers” reunite down the road to do it once more? Does the road go on forever or was this really, truly, the end? Whichever the case, we’re thankful to have been in attendance for this truly special celebration.Below, you can watch a selection of videos and listen to full-show audio of The Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band at Madison Square Garden. You can also check out a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.The Brothers – “Don’t Want You No More” [Pro-Shot] – 3/10/20[Video: nugsnet]The Brothers – “Jessica” – 3/10/20[Video: themeboudin]The Brothers – “Mountain Jam” [Pro-Shot] – 3/10/20[Video: nugsnet]The Brothers – “Midnight Rider”, “Whipping Post” – 3/10/20[Video: Jim Powers]View VideosThe Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band – Madison Square Garden – 3/10/20 – Full Audio[Audio: Z-Man via Jam Buzz]Setlist: The Brothers | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 3/10/20Set One: Don’t Want You No More (The Spencer Davis Group cover), It’s Not My Cross to Bear, Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell cover), Revival, Trouble No More (Muddy Waters cover), Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Black Hearted Woman, Dreams, Hot ‘Lanta, Come and Go Blues*, Soulshine*, Stand Back*, Jessica*Set Two: Mountain Jam*, Blue Sky*, Desdemona*, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More*, Every Hungry Woman, Melissa, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, No One to Run With, One Way Out (Elmore James cover)Encore: Midnight Rider*, Whipping Post*Notes:* w/ Chuck LeavellThe Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Allman Brothers Band | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 3/10/20 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining imageslast_img read more

SIBC reopens membership to all majors

first_imgAfter beginning the year under the purview of the Mendoza College of Business, and therefore being open only to Mendoza students, the Student International Business Council (SIBC) recently moved under the advisorship of the Career Center and will reopen its membership to students of all majors, senior and SIBC co-president Alisha Anderson said.Emily Danaher | The Observer “The most immediate change is, once again, we will be open to students from all majors and all college affiliations, which we saw as the most important change so far,” Anderson said. “Beyond that, we’re still working through some of the other structural changes in terms of bylaws and organizational aspects.”Career Center director Hilary Flanagan said the new partnership with SIBC, the largest student organization on campus, came about after discussions between student members of SIBC and University administrators. Student organizations exist under the direction of a department or division of the University rather than the Club Coordination Council.“After considering some recent feedback from and discussion between students involved in SIBC, deans, and the Division of Student Affairs, the decision was made to transition SIBC from a student club to a student organization,” Flanagan said in an email. “Like other student organizations on campus, SIBC already functioned with a University employee appointed to advise the group.“Being recognized as a student organization and moving forward with that recognition seems like a very positive outcome that will address important student feedback and benefit all who participate in the organization.”Senior Alessandro DiSanto, also an SIBC co-president, said the move stemmed from a mutual desire from Mendoza and SIBC to find the best home for the council.“I think because of the immediacy of the decision that was made over the summer by the College of Business [to have control over SIBC], we were not able to fully discuss how the transition would work with Mendoza,” he said. “And once those discussions started taking place, there was a feeling of maybe this should go in a different direction.“Just given the circumstances that both [Mendoza and SIBC] are in, perhaps both organizations could meet their missions better if the SIBC was located in a different home that allowed for a more expansive impact on campus.”DiSanto said he was pleased to see the University respond to the council’s needs in an effective and productive way.“It was very heartening to see the Office of Student Affairs realize the level of independence the SIBC is capable of in order to function at a healthy state,” he said. “And we’re very excited to work with the Career Center, whose mission very much aligns with ours — providing a diverse set of educational experience while maintaining an impact in both the local and global communities.”Anderson said the administration listened to student concerns regarding SIBC membership and prioritized the best interest for the council in its response.“Everyone was very impassioned about, ‘How can we best find a home for the SIBC?’” she said. “I think everyone was trying to find the best interest for us, including Mendoza and Student Affairs.”Though SIBC has essentially completed its projects for the fall semester, DiSanto said the council looks forward to reopening its membership to all students in the spring semester.“Our projects are coming to the end for this semester, so it’s kind of the end of our cycle, but starting immediately, we are open to everyone from all educational backgrounds and are excited to welcome all of our new members and old members back at the start of this coming semester,” DiSanto said.He also said the move to the Career Center will provide new and exciting opportunities for SIBC and its members, though the details of these opportunities are still in the early stages.“We’re still in preliminary discussions with the Career Center, but you can certainly see how there may potentially be some synergies on some of our international internship programs, whether that be through parallel funding sources or amplified relationships with companies,” he said.Flanagan said she and her staff at the Career Center are likewise excited about the possibilities for the new relationship with SIBC.“Time will certainly tell, but I think there are some great opportunities for our staff to provide some coaching to students within SIBC to further their aim to promote peace through commerce,” she said. “We look forward to coaching the student leadership of SIBC, as well as the general membership as they strive to gain experience in various career fields through interaction with employers.“This is a brand new transition for all of us, and I think this new collaboration will be great for student members of SIBC. Being recognized as a student organization and moving forward with that recognition seems like a very positive outcome that will address important student feedback and benefit all who participate in the organization.”Tags: Career Center, Hilary Flanagan, mendoza college of business, SIBC, Student International Business Councillast_img read more

Navy Operational Support Center

first_imgBuilding 190(847) [email protected]“Ready Now. Anytime, Anywhere.” The mission of the U.S. Navy Reserve is to provide mission-capable units and individuals to the Navy, Marine Corps Team throughout the full range of operations from peace to war. In today’s environment, the Navy Reserve is called on to play an increasingly active role in the day-to-day planning and operational requirements of the active Navy. The Navy Reserve represents 20 percent of the Navy’s total assets and is a significant force multiplier the fleet must have to meet its growing global obligations. Nowhere is this more evident than aboard NOSC Chicago, the “Gem of the Mid-West” and finest Operational Support Center the Navy has to offer. NOSC Chicago’s mission is to provide administrative and logistic support to more than 1,700 Navy Reservists from 48 units throughout the upper Midwest for mobilization readiness and operational support to the Fleet. On any given month, there are 200 to 300 of NOSC Chicago’s Selected Reservists mobilized in support of various Naval missions throughout the world.last_img read more

Nine Vermont cultural organizations receive national grants

first_imgCommunity Engagement Lab, Montpelier, $50,000 Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, $50,000 Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, $97,017 for “Listening in Place: COVID-19 Archival Outreach Project” Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset, $50,000 Yellow Barn, Putney, $50,000 Weston Playhouse Theatre, Weston, $50,000The NEH Vermont grantees are:Vermont Historical Society, Barre, $133,512 for “Preserving and Expanding Access to Vermont’s History University of Vermont, Burlington, $69,263 for “Virtual Visitor Engagement at the Fleming Museum of Art” Vermont Business Magazine The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced nine Vermont arts and cultural organizations will receive $629,154 in highly competitive direct grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.The NEA reviewed more than 3,110 eligible CARES Act applications from across the US, requesting approximately $157 million and were able to support 855 projects, with funds for direct grants totaling approximately $44.5 million.The NEH received more than 2,300 eligible applications from cultural organizations requesting more than $370 million and were able to support 317 projects, with funds for direct grants totaling approximately $40.3 million.The NEA Vermont grantees are:Kingdom County Productions, Barnet, $50,000 Sheldon Art Museum Archaeological and Historical Society, Middlebury, $29,362 for “Archives Alive: Building Primary Source Collections During COVID-19″We know the competition for federal funds is always stiff, but especially now when the arts and culture sector is struggling,” said Vermont Arts Council Executive Director Karen Mittelman. “These grants to ten Vermont organizations recognize the incredible value of creativity and artistic practice in the midst of the pandemic, and the vitality that arts organizations bring to our communities. We’re proud to work in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to support Vermont’s cultural landscape, and to ensure access to the arts for everyone across our state.”“We’re pleased that in giving these awards, the NEH highlighted the importance of museums, historical societies, and other humanities organizations to the cultural fabric of Vermont,” said Tess Taylor, Director of Programs at Vermont Humanities. “The projects of these four organizations will not only preserve our history, but help us make sense of our present moment.”The Vermont Arts Council envisions a Vermont where all people have access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individuals, connects us more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. Since 1965, the Council has been the state’s primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. Learn more at vermontartscouncil.org(link is external)About Vermont HumanitiesA statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1974, Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Learn more at www.vermonthumanities.org(link is external)Source: MONTPELIER, VT—The National Endowment for the Arts 7.2.2020last_img read more

The landid gentry

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Retail defies gloom at Cushman sale

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Barbados records forth death

first_img More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… COVID-19 Update Barbados records 6th death April 22Barbados has recorded its sixth death to COVID-19.    The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported that the deceased is a 70-year-old CARICOM national who resided in Barbados. The diabetic gentleman became infected by a known case who travelled abroad. He was diagnosed and admitted into isolation on April 1. However, he…April 22, 2020In “General”Barbados records two COVID-19 CasesMinisterial Statement On COVID-19 By Minister Of Health And Wellness The Honourable Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic (Barbados Government Information Service) Today I am advising the public that Barbados has recorded its first two cases of COVID-19. The patients are a 48-year-old visitor who arrived in Barbados on March 13th from…March 17, 2020In “Barbados”Barbadians urged to keep following COVID-19 protocolsBarbadians are being encouraged to comply with all COVID-19 protocols as the country recently relaxed many restrictions which were put in place to control the pandemic. COVID-19 Czar, Richard Carter, said regrettably, he had seen evidence of some people “dropping their guard”.  Therefore, he stressed that it was necessary for…June 18, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… A fourth person died from COVID-19 in Barbados Thursday night. You may be interested in… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that the deceased is a 57-year-old diabetic female, who was infected by a known case who travelled abroad. Oct 15, 2020 Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best, this morning expressed sympathy on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, to the family and friends of the deceased. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak She presented to health services in critical condition and tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30. The patient passed away at about 9:00 last night.She is the first woman and youngest person to succumb to the viral illness, so far. The first three victims were all male, and ranged in age from 74 to 95.last_img read more

New contract awards for BOC India, but declining Q2 results

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Arcadion lands work on Statoil’s Mariner platform

first_imgArcadion has received a contract by DSME for Accommodation works on the new Statoil Mariner platform. Being built in South Korea, the platform, when complete, will be located in the UK North Sea.The initial contract includes detailed design, fabrication and installation of the Cold Rooms and Freezers with the associated refrigeration plant skids to support onboard catering facilities in accordance with NORSOK standards & projects specification. All UK engineering works and installation and commissioning in South Korea will be carried out by ARCADION’s very experienced in-house teams.ARCADION were involved in both the initial schematic and detailed design phases with CB&I prior to the full scope going to tender. From previous experience and knowledge of working alongside CB&I, ARCADION were able to meet the exacting requirements set out by Statoil, DSME and CB&I.Speaking of the contract award Clive Gregory, ARCADION Technical Director said “It is further proof of ARCADION’s increasing reputation and capabilities within the new build sector and is a fantastic achievement to be involved in one of the largest new offshore field developments in the UK for over 10 years and Statoil’s first UK based platform.“ [mappress]Press Release, June 19, 2014last_img read more