Spafford has been steadily rising the ranks of the jam band scene this year, extensively touring as support for Umphrey’s McGee and wrapping up their own headlining tour recently before a summer chock full of festival dates. On Friday and Saturday, the Arizona-based band headed back to Phoenix, playing two sold-out shows at Last Exit Live, and it’s safe to say the boys felt good being home. After two magical jammed-out performances across the two nights, the group had something special in store for their hometown fans, with a massive encore on Saturday night that included the debut of a new cover, Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” off the band’s 2000 release Kid A.You can watch full streams from Spafford’s sold-out hometown throw down that spanned the last two nights below, along with setlists from each night.4/21/2017Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 04/21/17 Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Midnight Rider* > Leave the Light On, Sweet^, Virtual Bean Dip > Todd’s TotsSet Two: Red’s Jam > Weasel > Palisades > Weasel, Crazy, It’s a Bunch, Catfish John%, WallsEncore: PlansNotes: *The Allman Bros Band / ^Gary Ukura / %Johnny Russell4/22/2017Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 04/22/17 I: The Postman, Mind’s Unchained, All In > Salamander Song, Into the Mystic*, Spell Yourself^II: Simon & Lilly, Electric Taco Stand, Ain’t That Wrong, Shake You Loose, Backdoor Funk > Slip & SquanderEncore: The Man%, Everything in its Right Place& > All OutNotes: * Van Morrison / ^ Don Cheek / % Brian Solo / & Radiohead – First Time Played
For safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River and saving the lives of his passengers, the Harvard Foundation will present the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award to skillful pilot and airline safety expert Chesley Sullenberger on Nov. 11 at the Memorial Church at 6 p.m.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to present the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award to Chesley Sullenberger,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “His heroic and humanitarian efforts were exemplary and appreciated by a grateful nation.”The Harvard Foundation honors distinguished guests from throughout the world each year, ranging from heads of state to outstanding international leaders, scholars, athletes, religious leaders, artists, and others whose works and deeds have touched individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, races, and religions. Other past Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award recipients include United Nations Secretary-Generals Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar; President Mary Robinson of Ireland; Nobel laureates Bishop Desmond Tutu, John Hume, and Elie Wiesel; actor and director Denzel Washington; artist R.C. Gorman; actress and AIDS activist Sharon Stone; and the surviving Navajo Code Talkers. The Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award is named for the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, who along with former Harvard President Derek C. Bok, established the Harvard Foundation.A U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Sullenberger served as an instructor and Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) safety chairman, accident investigator, and national technical committee member. Recently receiving the Medal of Valor Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Sullenberger has a decade-long history of technical and academic contributions to the field of aviation safety.
The Harvard Kennedy School will present the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership on Monday to the Dow Chemical Co. and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for their groundbreaking collaborative work to incorporate the value of natural resources into the business bottom line.To celebrate the award, leaders of Dow and TNC will take part in a panel discussion at Harvard Kennedy School Monday at 5 p.m. to describe their development of tools and models to integrate the value of forests, watersheds, and biodiversity into more-sustainable business and community decisions. The panel, “Valuing Nature: Saving Ecosystems Is Good Business,” will also detail steps that other corporations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can take to protect our natural resources as businesses continue to grow.The award is presented every two years to celebrate an outstanding public-private partnership project that enhances environmental quality through novel and creative approaches. The prize is awarded through the Environment and Natural Resources Program in the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.The Dow-TNC collaboration is an innovative collaboration between the Dow Chemical Co. and The Nature Conservancy to research the value of ecosystem services. Established in 2011, the five-year project combines the expertise of Dow, one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers, and TNC, the foremost global land and water conservation organization, to develop tools and models that incorporate the value of natural resources into business decisions.Ecosystems provide valuable services for communities and companies. Measuring the value of water, land, air, oceans, plants, and animals to a company or community is difficult, and as a result, business decisions are often made without taking natural assets into account. The Dow-TNC collaboration employs a science-based, measurable approach to help companies understand how to incorporate the value of nature into business decisions. The ecosystem services framework has long been hailed by academics as a viable mechanism for valuing nature, but has not been practically applied — until now.In January 2011, Dow and TNC launched their five-year collaboration to promote valuing ecosystem services in business decision-making. Since the launch, Dow and TNC have worked together to identify key ecosystem services that Dow relies on as well as the environmental impacts of priority Dow manufacturing sites around the world. Scientists from TNC and Dow are working together at selected Dow pilot sites to implement and refine models that support corporate decision-making by taking into consideration the value and resources that ecosystem services provide. These sites serve as “living laboratories” where Dow and TNC are testing methods and models of ecosystem valuation so they can be used to inform more sustainable business decisions at Dow and influence the decision-making and business practices of other companies globally.The collaboration recently completed its first pilot at Dow’s facility in Freeport, Texas, the company’s largest manufacturing facility; it is currently in the midst of the second pilot in Santa Vitoria, Brazil. A major goal of this collaboration is to produce results and findings that are replicable and transferable to Dow’s other 135 sites. In addition, most of the methodologies, tools, and results will be shared publicly with the hope that other companies, NGOs, and governments can make use of them as well.“Valuing natural services is a critical step in protecting our environment — and one that should be replicated around the globe,” said Henry Lee, director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at HKS, in announcing the 2013 award winner.Neil Hawkins, vice president of global environment, health, and safety (EH&S) and sustainability at Dow, said, “This award is recognition not only of this unique collaboration, but truly a win for sustainable business. We hope to incorporate the value of nature into decision-making — not only at Dow but also across the broader business community, inspiring others to invest in nature as well.”“Our collaboration shows how companies and public-interest organizations can work together to make economic growth a force for conservation,” said Glenn Prickett, chief external affairs officer for The Nature Conservancy. “By studying the value of nature and incorporating it in business decisions, the private sector can become a powerful agent not only for economic development, but for conserving the healthy lands and waters on which our economy depends.”The partnership was selected from a group of highly qualified projects nominated from around the world that tackle tough environmental problems ranging from sustainable mining in developing countries to reducing the pollution associated with textile manufacturing. Experts around the world reviewed the nominees with the following criteria: innovation, effectiveness, significance, and transferability.The Roy Family has been a longtime supporter of the development of public-private partnerships to meet social goals. The Roy Family Award attempts to provide positive incentives for companies and organizations worldwide to push the boundaries of creativity and take risks that result in significant changes that benefit the environment.The purpose of the Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership is to draw attention to an exceptional partnership and its achievements while inspiring others to replicate or expand upon its success.
Text of the Democratic resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush’s troop increase in Iraq that the House is debating this week: Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that – (1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and (2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Associated Press