Four-piece jam band Aqueous welcomed fans to the Town Ballroom late last month for a sold-out New Year’s Eve performance in their hometown of Buffalo, New York. The night’s NYE show capped off a big year for the emerging jam band, who spent most of their fall and winter touring around the country in promotion of their latest studio album, Color Wheel, which was released independently back on October 12th.One of the lengthy jams played during Aqueous’ first set on New Year’s Eve was “Skyway”, with guitarist Mike Gantzer handling the lead on vocals. As the jam moves out of the song’s main theme, drummer Rob Houk lays down a hard-hitting groove for Gantzer and Dave Loss to toy around with. Midway through the jam, the quartet picks up the tempo out of a more trancey segment, and Gantzer absolutely lets loose on his beautiful PRS guitar, firing off a series of quick-witted solos.Watch pro-shot video of “Skyway” from Aqueous’ NYE show below:Aqueous – “Skyway”[Video: Aqueous]The second set and encore were highlighted by a monster set-opening take on “Strange Times”, as well as classic rock covers of the Grateful Dead‘s “Truckin’” and The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude”. Aqueous previously shared pro-shot video of the nearly-19-minute “Strange Times”, a heady original from their 2012 Willy Is 40 LP.The October arrival of Color Wheel was not the band’s only album release of 2018. They also shared an album of live recordings over the summer from their sold-out show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater back on June 11th. Aqueous will head back out for the start of their 2019 winter tour alongside BIG Something early next month, beginning with a show on February 7th at Bloomington, IN’s Bluebird.For a full list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Aqueous | Town Ballroom | Buffalo, NY | 12/31/18Set One: Random Company, Realize Your Light, The Boys Are Back In Town¹, Split The Difference > Skyway > Eon Don² ³ > Timmy’s Blades > Eon DonSet Two: Strange Times⁴, Weight of the Word, How High You Fly > Origami > Auld Lang Syne > Truckin’⁵ > AldehydeEncore: In It (For Me)⁶ > Hey Jude⁷Notes:¹ Debut, Thin Lizzy cover² BUSTOUT: LTP 7/2/17 (137 shows), funky version³ Xxplosive (Dr. Dre) tease⁴ Jurassic Park Theme (John Williams) tease⁵ Debut, Grateful Dead cover⁶ Live Debut⁷ BUSTOUT: LTP 2/26/14 (511 shows)
The Vietnamese Student Association of Notre Dame will put on its annual cultural show, Notre Dame by Night, on Saturday as a celebration of the Lunar New Year.Though this is only the third year the club has put on the show, it has grown exponentially over the past several years and become a cornerstone of the club, the club’s president and vice president, juniors Nhu-Y Nguyen and Emily Luong, said. Once freshmen with minor roles in the show when it first debuted in 2017, they are now in charge of leading the club and organizing the show.Nguyen said that, like the club itself, the event has a two-fold mission: to celebrate Vietnamese community among the club’s members and to share their culture with others. Nhu-Y Nguyen In 2018, the Vietnamese Student Association celebrated Lunar New Year by putting on its annual Notre Dame by Night show.“It’s a cultural club, so [our mission is] obviously to spread awareness of our culture on campus, and also to our members, especially those who are not really well-connected with our roots and our culture,” Nguyen said.The club uses its events to promote Vietnamese culture for Vietnamese-American students, international Vietnamese students and non-Vietnamese students who are interested in the culture.“With this club we want to create unity and spread awareness of the culture especially, through food, through performances, through music,” sophomore Frankie Tran, the club’s event coordinator, said. “We want to make this club and this mission come alive through the events.”Notre Dame by Night, which reaches the club’s widest audience, is an evening of Vietnamese song, dance and food.“It is a series of performances and then the different aspect of the story is a skit interwoven through the performances, and because of that we show a narrative through our performances and through the skit and through the songs,” Tran said.The narrative of this year’s performance is centered around the theme of identity.“Every year, we change up the skit or the message we want to bring to the audience,” Tran said. “This year, we’re really focusing on a student’s identity of how sometimes students might not know or might not place a large emphasis on their Vietnamese identity and may push it away to focus on their dorm community or academics. Hopefully we can bring that to life in a very respectful way.”The notion of multi-cultural identity is something that the club values because of its importance for many Vietnamese students.“When I moved here to Notre Dame, there was definitely a regional culture shock in the sense of going from a lot of diversity to a little bit, and because of that, I think back home, you weren’t really aware or at least proud of your ethnic identity because you took it for granted, almost,” Tran said. “And so for here, you kind of place more emphasis because there are so few and you really want to strengthen that background and really want to share it with others who have not had that exposure.”Notre Dame by Night is also a celebration of Tết, the most important holiday of the Vietnamese culture that celebrates the Lunar New Year.“Overall the story is pretty much about identity, but the other story that is being told is what is our culture when we talk about Lunar New Year?” Nguyen said.The show is equally about sharing Vietnamese culture with others as it is about celebrating the culture among the members themselves.“We hope to bring it to our members who are away from home and also to bring it to the Vietnamese community who don’t have the youth to bring the spirit of celebration and just to have a place for them to gather and to really celebrate with each other,” Nguyen said.Luong said this event in particular stands out because of the time and effort that goes into planning.“To me, I feel like this event really brings most of our members together and actually work towards one goal,” she said.Most of the club’s yearly events are activities catered mainly towards the members of the club. This one stands out because it is planned and performed by the members themselves and shared with a wider audience.“In other events, it’s the board organizing something and our club members attending it,” Luong said. “For this, it’s our club members and everyone working together to put on something for the entire Notre Dame community to come and enjoy.”Notre Dame by Night will be held Saturday in Washington Hall at 7 p.m.Tags: lunar new year, Notre Dame by Night, Vietnamese Student Association, VSA
Applicants needed for bar examiners April 1, 2006 Regular News A pplicants needed for bar examiner s Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy : Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its June 2 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1. Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible. Board members of the bar examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members volunteer 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed. Persons interested in applying may download the application from www.floridabar.org, or should contact The Florida Bar at 850/561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business April 7. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.
INTRO: Continuous casting of round billets has been combined with a Japanese head-hardening technique to enable the production in Pueblo of premium long-welded rails with a Brinell hardness of 390BYLINE: Mark McLeanManager, Rail ProductsCF&I Steel LPIN MAY this year CF&I Steel LP uprated the specification of its premium head-hardened rail from DHH370 to DHH390, reflecting the achievement of an average surface hardness of 390 Brinell – which makes it the hardest rail available anywhere in the world. DHH390 is 14% harder than the AREA premium rail specification of 341 Brinell, whilst meeting all the metallurgical specifications.The launch of the World Standard DHH390 rails marks the completion of a three-year upgrading of the Pueblo rail plant, following the takeover of CF&I by Oregon Steel Mills in 1993. The US$100m investment programme included conversion of the steel production plant from rectangular ingots to provide continuously-cast rounds for the rail mill, and the introduction of in-line head-hardening equipment using technology developed by Nippon Steel Corp in Japan. Further modifications to the Pueblo mill are now being drawn up to meet demands for tighter dimensional tolerances on finished rails.The entire investment strategy was driven by the increased demand from US railroads for longer-lasting low-maintenance rails capable of handling increased loadings, higher speeds, and ever-changing track dynamics. Above all there is a constant drive for lower costs and improved quality from maintenance-of-way departments. While calling for harder, cleaner rails and tighter dimensional tolerances, and for better performance by premium wear-resistant rails used on heavy-haul corridors and in sharp curves, the railroads also wanted quality assurance from the use of proven manufacturing and processing technologies.Continuous castingThe first major change at Pueblo came in February 1995, with a switch to 100% continuous cast rounds following modifications to the Mannesmann-Demag caster. The use of rounds up to 311mm diameter for rail manufacture offers three main advantages over conventional ingots. The round section offers improved control of cooling on the caster and re-heating in the rail mill furnace, which is particularly critical when producing premium rails. Quality of the rail is improved by the elimination of the corners, which can lead to rail surface defects caused by corner cracking problems when using a square or rectangular cross-section. Similarly, a round section offers improved solidification patterns which reduce the risk of centre segregation and unacceptable macro-etch patterns inherent with square or rectangular castings.At the same time a new twin-station ladle refining furnace and vacuum tank degasser were installed, allowing for adjustments in steel chemistry, precise temperature control and thermal homogeneity. Improved steel cleanliness improves the rail’s fatigue life and reduces shelling and detailed fractures, whilst precise control of the chemical content ensures consistent physical properties for both carbon steel and premium rails.Head hardeningThe Nippon Steel in-line head-hardening unit came on stream in July 1996, replacing an off-line hardening plant with an annual capacity of just 40000 tonnes. The Nippon unit has a theoretical capacity of 400000 tonnes a year. It makes use of the residual heat in the rails following rolling, with computer-controlled quenching for tight thermal management of the newly-rolled rails.The process starts with an Italimpianti re-heat furnace to ensure precise control of bloom temperatures in the rolling mill. The 84-position walking beam furnace is natural gas fired, and computer controlled for maximum fuel efficiency. A closed-loop thermal model provides for self-adjustment to match the operating parameters of the mill. Close control ensures minimum temperature variation along the length of a bloom, or between blooms. Multiple heating and quenching zones ensure a consistent temperature for blooms entering the mill, resulting in better section control. For example, the rear end of each bloom is made slightly hotter than the lead end, to compensate for natural air cooling which takes place as the bloom passes through the mill.Following the rolling process, the rails pass directly to the head-hardening unit, where they are quench-cooled in a controlled manner to achieved the required hardness and metallurgical structure; close monitoring of entry and exit temparatures are critical to the process. Two separate heat-treating units are installed, each capable of handling rails up to 25 m long.Unlike some other hardening techniques, the Nippon process does not require the addition of alloys to the steel. This means that in the event of any problems with the hardening plant, the rolled rails can easily be diverted to standard carbon steel stock – giving flexibility in the production process.To meet a growing demand for long-welded rail strings ready to lay, CF&I has installed an in-line welding plant. This takes 25 m long head-hardened rails direct from the rolling mill and welds them into strings for dispatch directly to the railroads’ relaying sites. Final length is limited only by that of the carrying train, and is typically 490 m, with up to 40 strings per train.Between July 1996 and May 1997, CF&I delivered over 60000 tonnes of DHH370 head-hardened rails to some of North America’s largest railroads: BNSF, UP, SP, NS, Montana Rail Link and several transit authorities. The rails have performed extremely well under a variety of traffic conditions.CF&I’s original strategy was based on developing a premium rail comparable to that offered by Nippon Steel Corp. The system was designed to produce rails with a surface hardness of 370 Brinell and a minimum of 341 Brinell at a depth of 10mm. In practice, quality analysis of the finished head-hardened rails has showed consistently better results, with an average hardness of 390 Brinell almost 5% better than target. Constant attention to quality at all stages of the production process has paid off with the uprating of the rail to DHH390 as a new standard. oCAPTION: CF&I’s plant is now able to produce over 400 000 tonnes of DHH390 rail a yearCAPTION: Microstructure of DHH 390 rails (1, 2) compared with NHH (3, 4) for 5 mm below the rail head surface (1, 3) and 25 mm below (2, 4)
The road to the Warriors’ roster has been littered with injuries and G-League assignments for this young center. Find out why the team remains behind him nonetheless.(In case you missed them previously, here are the first installations of our ‘Game Faces’ feature, profiles on Jacob Evans, Jonas Jerebko and Quinn Cook. Dope images provided by Jose Carlos Fajardo)Damian JonesContract: 3 years $3,998,718 (Currently on a club option worth $2.3 million. The Warriors can extend a $3.4 million …
Ngqura was originally intended as a deep-water bulk port to handle manganese and other ore exports, but the focus has shifted to container-handling. (Image: Rob Duker) In the 2009/10 financial year the new 18m-deep port received 85 vessels, which increased to 358 in 2010/11. (Image: Rob Duker) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sindi Ndwalaza Public Affairs Port of Ngqura +27 41 507 1618RELATED ARTICLES • New port to kick-start economy • Infrastructure development in South Africa • R200m tomato factory opens in PE • South Africa’s auto industry to turn greenEmily van RijswijckSouth Africa’s Port of Ngqura in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape is booming, with a more than 400% increase in vessel arrivals since it opened in October 2009.Originally intended as a deep-water bulk port to handle manganese and other ore exports, the focus at Ngqura has shifted to container-handling. A container terminal has now been added for that purpose.The mandate of the original Port Elizabeth harbour still revolves around manganese and other bulk ore.Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) chief executive Tao Morwe shared the organisation’s vision with the Port Elizabeth business community at a business networking session earlier in September 2011. He said the country has the opportunity to develop a strong maritime industry.“We want to create a port authority which is recognised for the primary role it can play in bringing about positive economic development,” Morwe said. TPT handles all terminal operations at South African ports.In the 2009/10 financial year the new 18m-deep port received 85 vessels, which increased to 358 in 2010/11.“The container terminal has a capacity of 65 to 80 tons and is looking at doing 25 to 30 container moves per hour,” said Captain Neil Chetty, acting port manager and harbour master.“The future of this port lies in it becoming a transhipment hub,” he added. However, manganese ore exports may still be transferred from the Port Elizabeth harbour to Ngqura in the future.Supporting infrastructureDredging of the basin has been completed, enabling two 300m ships to berth at the same time.Nearby rail and road transport infrastructure has also been completed, including links to the port, to the 12 000ha Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), to the existing Port Elizabeth-Gauteng main railway line, as well as to the existing N2 highway.Future developments include the possibility of moving the bulk liquid terminal from the Port Elizabeth harbour to Ngqura and talks are under way with the preferred bidder.The bulk liquid terminal in Port Elizabeth will be closed in 2014.Chetty said that the intention is to develop the port further up the Coega River Valley and southwest along the coast. On completion, the port will have a total of 32 berths.Also on the cards is the Kalagadi Manganese Smelter earmarked for zone six at the Coega IDZ and the environmental impact assessment has begun. The smelter will have a capacity of 320 000 tons of high carbon ferromanganese per year.Complementary role“The Port Elizabeth port is strategically well positioned to the deep water Port of Ngqura and will play its part as a gentle cargo port,” said port manager Rajesh Dana.It will continue to deal in moving cargo such as motor cars and related automobile components as well as fresh produce. The port continues to be regarded as the “Detroit of Africa” with its 5 000 parking bay capacity and 159 units per hour being handled. Through its bulk terminal, the harbour moved 4.2-million tons of manganese ore in 2010.“Port Elizabeth has a vessel turnaround time of just 26 hours,” added Dana.Although the Port Elizabeth harbour is South Africa’s fifth largest port in terms of tonnage handled, it has seen a reduction in container movement since the establishment of Ngqura. This was exacerbated by the international economic crisis.But Dana feels the port will play a complementary role to Ngqura in the future.With a growing fishing industry in the area, the Port Elizabeth port will revitalise the 40 ton slipway and improve general road and rail infrastructure.Dana said tourism will also play a more important role in the port’s future identity, with the possibility of increased cruise-ship berthing and the development of the Port Elizabeth waterfront.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sixteen Ohio college students who are majoring in agriculture and business-related disciplines received scholarships from Farm Credit Mid-America. Scholarships of $1,000 or $1,500 were awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community and school involvement. These awards are part of the organziation’s commitment to develop future leaders in agriculture.“Ushering in the next generation of agriculture is an important part of Farm Credit’s mission to secure the future of our industry, and rewarding standout students is one way of recognizing the achievements of Ohio youth,” said Tara Durbin, senior vice president, financial services. “As future leaders of rural communities and farming, we are eager to support students who strive to achieve success in education and who have a passion for agriculture.”In total, Farm Credit Mid-America awarded 62 college scholarships across its four-state territory of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Scholarships were awarded to customers’ children and grandchildren who are pursuing degrees related to agriculture. Farm Credit also offers scholarships at 16 universities across its four-state territory.Scholarship recipients from Ohio are listed below, along with each student’s hometown and college:• Anna-Marie Stiver of Homerville, University of Dayton• Grant Michael of Baltimore, Ohio State University – Newark• Kyle Daugherty of Fresno, Ohio State University ATI• Kristine Culler of Edgerton, Wilmington College• Katie Frost of Bloomingburg, The Ohio State University• Drew Lament of Lakeview, Eastern Michigan University• Sarah Ann Landis of Farmersville, The Ohio State University• Lindsey Campbell of Minerva, The Ohio State University• Philip Eberly of Wooster, The Ohio State University• Evan Smith of Canal Winchester, Ohio State University ATI• Monique Adam of Howard, University of Findlay• Isaac Inkrott of Leipsic, Ohio Northern University• Garrett Stanfield of Manchester, Redlands Community College in Oklahoma• Justin Haerr of Springfield, The Ohio State University• Erin Gaerke of Russia, The Ohio State University• Sydney Hoffa of Massillon, Auburn UniversityFor additional information on Farm Credit Mid-America’s community engagement efforts, visit e-farmcredit.com/community.
League Cup Arsenal vs Man City: TV channel, live stream, squad news & Carabao Cup final preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:23 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty League Cup Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsenal Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola will attempt to mastermind victory as they guide their sides into battle at Wembley Manchester City and Arsenal lock horns in the first big final of the English football calendar when they face off for the Carabao Cup at Wembley on Sunday.It is Pep Guardiola’s first shot at winning a trophy with City and the Catalan will be keen to succeed, particularly after being knocked out of the FA Cup a week before.For the Gunners and Arsene Wenger, the game is one of their few remaining opportunities to clinch a piece of silverware this season and it is one trophy that has managed to elude the French boss during his time in England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The teams played each other in the league back in November with City easily coming out on top on that occasion, so Arsenal will feel they have a bigger point to prove. Game Arsenal vs Manchester City Date Sunday February 24 Time 16:30 GMT / 11:30 ET TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on ESPN Deportes and can be streamed live online using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN Deportes WatchESPN In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu Midfielders Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Dragomir, Gilmour, Willock Forwards Aubameyang, Welbeck, Dasilva, Nelson, Nketiah Two players who are definitely ruled out for Arsenal are Alexandre Lacazette, who recently underwent surgery on a knee injury and Santi Cazorla, who has been troubled by an ankle complaint.There had been concerns over whether Aaron Ramsey would be available, but the Wales international looks likely to be involved in some capacity.Potential Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Wilshere, Xhaka, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey; Aubameyang. Position Man City players Goalkeepers Bravo, Ederson, Grimshaw Defenders Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, Adarabioyo, Otamendi, Duhaney Midfielders Sterling, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, B. Silva, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Toure, Foden, Diaz, Dele-Bashiru Forwards Aguero, Nmecha, Jesus Guardiola has a number of injury concerns to deal with such as Raheem Sterling, who suffered a strain in the Champions League and could be unavailable.Gabriel Jesus could potentially return to the matchday squad having resumed training, but Fabian Delph is suspended and Benjamin Mendy remains out with an injury.Potential Man City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo; Fernandinho, D. Silva, De Bruyne; Sane, Aguero, B. Silva.Betting & Match Odds Man City are favourites to win the Carabao Cup with dabblebet offering odds of 4/7 on them to beat Arsenal in the final. The Gunners, meanwhile, are priced at 9/2 and a draw – which would see the game go to extra time – is a 7/2 bet.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Manchester City are cruising towards Premier League glory but they can collect their first bit of silverware of the season by beating Arsenal in the final of the Carabao Cup.Guardiola’s seemingly invulnerable side had been tipped for a quadruple season, but Wigan Athletic put an end to that chat by knocking them out of the FA Cup last week. However, a treble remains a distinct possibility if they can overcome the Gunners.They will have confidence that they can do so, having already dismantled Wenger’s side at the Etihad earlier this season, beating them 3-1, but, at the same time, they will not have forgotten last season’s FA Cup semi-final, in which Arsenal emerged victorious.A win for City will see Guardiola claim his first ever trophy since arriving in England in 2016, but an Arsenal win will also be a first for his counterpart Wenger, who has never hoisted the cup over his head in his two-decade-plus reign in North London.Arsenal last won the competition 25 years ago in 1993 when George Graham was at the helm and a triumph would see the Frenchman add it to a trophy cabinet that contains seven FA Cups and three Premier League titles.Not only that, but it would have the effect of ensuring continental football in the form of the Europa League and adding a silver lining to a season that has been beset with a myriad of problems.
zoomImage Courtesy: Boston Carriers Greek shipping company Boston Carriers has entered into an exclusivity agreement to acquire Italy’s LPG storage company Nuova Abibes SRL.Under the deal, signed on April 24, the company has a period of six months for the acquisition of Nuova and all its assets and liabilities including, but not limited to, the storage facility in Italy as well as all its business, licenses and trademarks.The development comes on the back of a strategic alliance agreement which the parties signed in early April to explore synergies, identify acquisition opportunities for LPG carriers vessels and inland storage facilities, exchange market expertise and co-invest for creating an integrated platform that will transport, import and distribute LPG in Italy.“This is the perfect moment to enter the LPG transportation and distribution business. LPG is a product with increasing demand which will only grow stronger as the world is shifting towards clean energy,” Antonios Bertsos, Boston Carriers’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.