Members of Snarky Puppy & The Motet To Join Oteil & Krasno’s Daze Between Band In NOLA

first_imgFor both veterans and first-timers down at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, the “days between” (Monday through Thursday) can be equally exciting as the festival proper during the official weekends. With plenty of shows to choose from mid-week, including the 2nd annual NOLA Crawfish Festival with an all-star cast, fans get to see some of their favorite musicians collaborate with one another in various formats. One such show, dubbed the “Daze Between Band” (purchase tickets here) will feature Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge leading serious who’s-who of artists at One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday, May 3rd. And the lineup just keeps getting better and better.The latest additions to the Daze Between Band include both Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky, joining a cast that includes drummer Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), keyboardist Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), and guitarist Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead). Opening this star-studded affair will be DJ Soul Sister, who will be spinning some classic grooves to get things started off on the right foot.Kraz and Oteil have played together many times over the years, including jamming together at the most recent Fool’s Paradise festival down in St. Augustine, FL. Whenever the two come together, you know that some magic is going to be created. With a surrounding cast such as this one, the Daze Between Band is a can’t miss show. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.For the full roundup of Live for Live Music Jazz Fest late nights, click here.– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis & Scott MetzgerVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4)last_img read more

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first_img The culture of Earth Day New committee to advise Bacow on sustainability goals How the event moved environmentalism into legislatures, the boardroom, and the living room GAZETTE: Can you talk a little bit more about how the process will actually work?CAMPBELL: Initially, they will try to evaluate the carbon-footprint measurements that different data vendors provide. There are profit-making vendors and nonprofits that produce data like this. What that will tell you is that if you own so many shares of IBM, the carbon footprint of IBM is this much per dollar of market capitalization and thus you can calculate the carbon footprint of your investment. If you have a big portfolio of stocks, it’s just a matter of adding that up across all the stocks you own. Now, some of Harvard’s managers may invest in a way in which Harvard knows exactly what they own, in which case HMC can do the calculation. In other cases, Harvard will have to ask the asset manager to do the calculation and report it back so that Harvard can understand what’s in the portfolio now. The next natural step would be for HMC to say to its managers, “We want to hire managers who will buy stocks that meet our return goals while also reducing the carbon footprint of the portfolio over time.” There are asset managers who have the capacity to do that. This is already being done. So that’s the world of publicly traded companies.But of course, a lot of the portfolio is invested in private companies through private equity firms. HMC will have to go to those private equity managers and go through the same process. The data sources that are available on carbon for public companies may not yet be available for private companies, but HMC can push for this to be developed, for this to be made available. And that is actually part of the value that Harvard will create. By taking a lead and by asking managers to do this, Harvard can hopefully push the whole asset-management industry toward carbon awareness. And then that’ll make it easier and cheaper for other investors to hop on the bandwagon.GAZETTE: Do you think this move will inspire other universities to take similar steps?CAMPBELL: I know that a lot of universities are under pressure from their communities, students, faculty, alumni, to do more on the climate issue, and to use their endowments to do it. Harvard is not unique in this respect. But for better or worse, Harvard is very much in the public eye, people notice what Harvard does. And I would not be at all surprised if other universities adopt similar policies — not necessarily identical, but with a similar spirit.Interview was edited for clarity and length. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Related Harvard endowment to go greenhouse gas-neutral by 2050 The second point is that if Harvard is effective as part of a coalition with other investors and other players in society at changing the carbon profile of the whole economy, then the goal is that by 2050, the U.S. economy is net-zero. At that point, Harvard will no longer need to tilt its portfolio and only hold a subset of carbon-leading companies because all companies will be in the right place by 2050. That’s the goal. Along the way, there may be periods where Harvard is taking a stand on its principles and refusing to hold certain companies that remain in business that emit carbon, and those companies may have depressed prices and in a certain sense be bargains from a purely financial point of view. But that is the point of this type of portfolio tilt, to penalize companies that continue to be heavy carbon emitters in order to give them an incentive to change and to move toward the net-zero world that we hope to reach.GAZETTE: Given the current state of the economy, do you think this is a risky financial move for the University?CAMPBELL: These are indeed very hard times economically. The pandemic has had huge economic effects, and indeed it is going to be a period of very tight budgets for the University. Again, Harvard is not proposing to do anything immediately. It’s going to take a steady systematic approach. The management company has to make a plan and report back to the Harvard Corporation by the end of the year on what they’re going to do and how they’re going to do it. But I think the climate issue is big enough and important enough that we can’t put things off. We can’t be distracted by even an event as large as the coronavirus crisis. We have to work on our short-term problems and our long-term problems at the same time, and I think it’s to Harvard’s credit that we can do that.GAZETTE: How quickly will this shift begin to happen?CAMPBELL: It’s very important that the management company should start to do some things in the near future. This should not be a license to do nothing until 2040. And the policy encourages Harvard Management Co. to make a plan and begin to work on this now. There are many steps that will be required. In the world of public equity investing, where you’re buying listed companies on the stock market, there are already people selling data on the carbon emissions of companies. There are asset managers who are holding portfolios that include constraints on how much carbon footprint the portfolio can have. This is being done already, and HMC could begin to do that quite quickly. Where it will take longer is in direct investments and in private equity. Measuring carbon footprint in that world of private investments is harder. But again, I think what Harvard is trying to do is set an example and take the lead as a major investor to encourage, first of all, measurement. Then once you can measure, you can manage. Members see pressing need to act now on climate change University’s efforts to eliminate carbon footprint extend to investment portfolio Harvard announced the goal on Tuesday to have investments in its endowment reflect net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050, part of an expanded effort to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and address the urgent threat of climate change. Economist John Campbell, who served on the board of the Harvard Management Company from 2004 to 2011, says the shift is a major step for the University, one that could “push the whole asset-management industry toward carbon awareness.” The Gazette spoke with Campbell, the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics and former director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research, about Harvard’s new strategy.Q&AJohn CampbellGAZETTE: What does this shift in investing mean for the University?CAMPBELL: I think it is a huge step. This is Harvard recognizing that climate change is such an important issue that it makes sense to orient everything the University does to respond to climate change, including investing the endowment. Traditionally, the endowment has focused solely on financial returns, with a few exceptions now and again. So, to state this goal in such an ambitious way, albeit at a distant future date, really puts the University on a path to very strongly change how the endowment is managed. I think it’s a major step.When I spoke to the faculty meeting in December I was pushing for this because I felt that the focus of the faculty on divestment of fossil-fuel producers was much too narrow, that what we need to do is encourage the users of fossil fuels to economize and to think of better ways to do things that reduce carbon use. It’s not just about the people who pump the oil. It’s also about industries like the airlines that fly planes that use the oil.GAZETTE: Could this move mean a drop in returns for the endowment?CAMPBELL: To the extent that the University expresses moral views about carbon emissions in its investment policy at a time when the overall market includes carbon-emitting companies, there will be some cost because you won’t be able to hold the whole market. And in fact, the more aggressively you do this and the more others join Harvard, as we certainly hope they will, if there’s a large group of investors who refuse to hold carbon-emitting stocks, that will drive down the prices of the stocks by raising the cost of capital for carbon-emitting companies. That means that those companies, as long as they’re still in business and still in the market, will be offering higher returns to investors who are willing to swallow their principles and invest in them.So I think that, in all honesty, one should go into a policy like this expecting to pay some cost in return. Now, there are two caveats to that. First, steps can be taken at a very modest cost in return by being clever about this and strategic and approaching it in a very systemic way. I don’t think that the early steps need to impose a very significant cost. “I think what Harvard is trying to do is set an example and take the lead as a major investor to encourage, first of all, measurement. Then once you can measure, you can manage.”last_img read more

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Top-ranked center Johnson spurns Syracuse, chooses Kentucky

first_imgDakari Johnson verbally committed to Kentucky at halftime of a game during the Geico High School Showcase on Saturday.The 6-foot-10, 240 pound center from Montverde Academy just outside of Miami is a New York City native and was ranked as the top center in the class of 2013 by all three major scouting services. Georgetown joined Syracuse and the Wildcats in Johnson’s final three.The center would have been the third top 50 recruit to commit to the Orange from the class of 2013, joining point guard Tyler Ennis and power forward Tyler Roberson.For UK, Johnson just adds to the nation’s top recruiting class. Kentucky also boasts the top point guard and shooting guard in Andrew and Aaron Harrison respectively. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Early decision: Top recruit Ennis fulfills lifelong dream with commitment to Syracuse Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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Meet Boeheim’s Army: Darryl Watkins

first_imgA group of former Syracuse men’s basketball players will get together for a chance at $2 million in the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament starting this Saturday. The team is fittingly named Boeheim’s Army, composed of former Purdue guard Willie Deane and nine former Orange that span a decade of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure. Last year the squad bowed out in the Elite Eight against eventual champions City of Gods. This year, second-seeded Boeheim’s Army faces No. 15 seed Basketball City NYC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia University to begin its quest toward the cash prize. Follow along all week as we introduce you to the team’s players and coach ahead of the matchup.Darryl WatkinsWatkins passed up on joining Boeheim’s Army last summer but the big man isn’t missing out this time around, bringing his 6-foot-11 frame to a deep frontcourt alongside Hakim Warrick, Rick Jackson, Terrence Roberts and others. Playing this past season for Asvel, a team in France’s top division co-owned by San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, Watkins won a league title while averaging 8.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.Watkins attended Syracuse from 2003-07, just missing out on a national title but still logging a stellar four years under Jim Boeheim. He became a starter in his junior season, averaging 7.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. In his senior year he upped those averages to 8.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while blocking the seventh-most shots per game in the country (3.4).In last year’s Elite Eight, Syracuse fell victim to the inside presence of Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a former George Washington big man, who put up 16 points and 12 rebounds on Boeheim’s Army in a City of Gods win that eliminated to former SU alumni. Watkins brings a much-needed inside presence, especially a shot-blocking one, to further bolster the frontcourt.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMeet Boeheim’s Army: Willie DeaneEric DevendorfRick JacksonTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte Greene Comments Published on July 14, 2016 at 11:51 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Monday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_img2BUPGRADE SPUPGRADE CY. Grandal (B)[email protected] 7:45J. Flaherty (R)$4100$3400$17UPGRADE SSUPGRADE 3BUPGRADE 1BP. Goldschmidt (R)[email protected] 7:45A. Houser (R)$5000$4200$22See above OFC. Blackmon (L)[email protected] 8:40J. Hellickson (R)$5400$4000$18UPGRADE 2BW. Merrifield (R)[email protected] 7:10Y. Chirinos (R)$4700$3900$21See above CUPGRADE OFUPGRADE CY. Gomes (R)[email protected] 8:40T. Anderson (L)$4200$3000$13See above CUPGRADE SSUPGRADE SPUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE 2BUPGRADE OFUPGRADE Welcome to Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook for Monday, April 22. There are two games with some potential rain tonight (Tigers-Red Sox, Phillies-Mets), so check the Weather Center before lineup lock. (Update: Tigers-Red Sox has been postponed.)We also have a Coors Field game tonight, so adjusting your lineups to fit in some of the pricing could be challenging. I’ve specifically included some salary-savers and have a few interesting options for you, so let’s just get to it and see who we like. SSUPGRADE 1BR. Hoskins (R)[email protected] 7:10S. Matz (L)$4800$4000$23UPGRADE 2BUPGRADEcenter_img 3BA. Rendon (R)[email protected] 8:40T. Anderson (L)$5800$4900$28UPGRADE 3BUPGRADE 3BY. Moncada (B)[email protected] 7:05D. Hess (R)$4900$4300$24See above SSX. Bogaerts (R)[email protected] 7:10M. Boyd (L)$4300$3400$20UPGRADE 1BUPGRADE OFM. Trout (R)[email protected] 10:07J. Happ (L)$5600$4800$27UPGRADE SPUPGRADE SPUPGRADE OFUPGRADE Marcell Ozuna, OF, Cardinals vs. Brewers. He’s sitting on an 11-game on-base streak which means he is extremely dialed in at the plate. He’s drawing walks, hitting for power, and he’s even kicked in a couple of stolen bases. With an inexperienced Adrian Houser on the hill for the Brewers and the home crowd behind him, this should be a nice opportunity for Ozuna to do even more.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!                                                                                                                              Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY!AnalysisSPM. Boyd (L)[email protected] 7:10C. Sale (L)$9100$9400$41UPGRADE 2BJ. Altuve (R)[email protected] 8:10J. Odorizzi (R)$4900$4500$23UPGRADE Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Fantasy Alarm PRO toolsToday’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Monday, April 22       Jake Arrieta, SP, Phillies @ Mets. While we won’t see the Arrieta of old, he is learning to make the necessary adjustments needed for veterans to succeed and recapture the lost magic. The Mets have been average, at best, against righthanded pitching — just a .319 wOBA on the season with a 23.3-percent K-rate — and have averaged just three runs per game over their past five. If Arrieta has that cutter working, he’s going to induce a ton of weak contact and ground balls, as the Mets are mashing the ball in the dirt almost 47 percent of the time against righties.Yan Gomes, C, Nationals @ Rockies. There’s a spike in price given the game at Coors Field, but not as much over on FanDuel, so if you’re looking to pay down at C/1B or even need a salary-saver at the utility spot, Gomes definitely works. Lefty Tyler Anderson is on the mound for Colorado, and he’s just been abused this season. With Gomes crushing lefties to the tune of a .508 wOBA this year, he makes for a solid play.MORE: Monday DK Lineup | Monday SP rankingsPaul Goldschmidt, 1B, Cardinals vs. Brewers. Goldy against a 26-year-old righty who’s logged just 15.2 MLB innings? Yes, please! He’s sitting on an eight-game hitting streak with two home runs and five RBIs in that span and has posted a .976 OPS against righthanders this season. Lock him in.Whit Merrifield, 2B, Royals @ Rays. It’s a little more than just Merrifield vs Chrinos and the second baseman’s .369 wOBA against righthanders, as Chrinos hasn’t gone more than five innings in three of four appearances and the Rays bullpen has logged a league-high 34.2 innings with just a 4.15 ERA over the past week. Granted, some of those innings are from the openers, but the back end of the bullpen has struggled. I like the price on FD much more, but if you have the money to splurge, he should be a strong play.Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers @ A’s. Though priced up a little on DK, Andrus is in a good spot tonight against Chris Bassitt, who is making his first start of the season. Following a seven-game hit streak, Andrus went silent for a few games but picked it right back up yesterday with a multi-hit performance that included a pair of doubles. If you find yourself able to pay up here, he should get a strong look.Yoan Moncada, 3B, White Sox @ Orioles. He’s hit safely in six of his past seven games with three home runs and five RBIs in that span. Putting him in Camden Yards against righty Davis Hess should be a nice treat, especially since he’s been crushing righthanded pitching all year, as evidenced by a 1.053 OPS against them. Look for him to continue that trend tonight. OFM. Ozuna (R)[email protected] 7:45A. Houser (R)$5000$4200$24See above 3BUPGRADE SSE. Andrus (R)[email protected] 10:07C. Bassitt (R)$4400$3400$21See above SPJ. Arrieta (R)[email protected] 7:10S. Matz (L)$9600$9200$40See above OFUPGRADE OFUPGRADE OFUPGRADE OFUPGRADElast_img read more

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