Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes

first_imgWhen Bruce Springsteen announces a new album, it comes with certain expectations. High Hopes, if you will. We want to hear Bruce’s languishing voice, powerfully lamenting through pop-rock ballads. We want that ol’ down-home comfortable folksy feeling. More than anything, we want to be moved… swept away with the Boss.So, does the singer/songerwriter’s 18th studio album live up to the expectations?High Hopes opens with the title track, an upbeat rocker that opens with a slow-building groovy jungle drum beat and industrial guitar work from Tom Morello. Morello, the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, plays a large role on the new album. The meat of the song drops in with an uplifting melody from the horn section, fast-paced with a tinge of darkness. It’s a good song, with some excellent Morello guitarwork sprinkled throughout.Overall, the album is good. Some of the songs, like “Harry’s Place” and “American Skin (41 Shots)” drag a little bit, taking too long to get to that big moment. Others, like “Frankie Fell In Love” and “Just Like Fire Would,” are so typical Bruce Springsteen that, out of context, they could easily be mistaken for classic tunes from the 70′s.High Hopes is definitely worth a listen. You can stream the album in full through CBS.com until its January 14th release date, or tune into The Good Wife this weekend (1/12) to hear the television debut of three of the album’s songs. You’ll hear some great tunes if you listen, including “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” which has an exciting chorus and more great guitar work from Morello. But another song, “Down in The Hole,” has a solemn string section that mainly serves to slow down the entire track.The Boss is certainly trying. The latest album is an earnest contribution, and uniquely Bruce Springsteen. If you already loved The Boss, then you’ll love High Hopes. His effort to include a edgier sound, with the inclusion of Tom Morello, is readily apparent on a number of tracks. Morello’s guitar-playing certainly stands out, as he is a master of his trade.It’s a nice album with good songs, but none of them are particularly noteworthy. Still, The Boss is The Boss, and this one is definitely worth checking out.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

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Synchronized effort rescues collection

first_imgHeavy rain Saturday night (March 8) caused a large drainpipe to rupture in Pusey Library. More than 500 gallons of water poured into the Harvard Theatre Collection stacks and seeped through the floor, flooding the three levels beneath it. At risk were hundreds of original drawings of costume and set designs, hand-painted theatrical backdrops, and Early American manuscripts and books, including the Emily Dickinson family library from Houghton Library, the University’s rare book depository.Damage to materials was less extensive than it might have otherwise been. With a flood watch set by the National Weather Service, the Harvard College Library (HCL) had arranged for security staff to conduct additional tours of the stacks over the weekend to monitor the libraries for water leaks. When the pipe burst at approximately 7:30 p.m., one of those guards discovered and reported it. Within 20 minutes of the report, HCL Operations was on site with the Library Collections Emergency Team (LCET) arriving shortly after.Like a well-rehearsed dance troupe, each team knew its part. Operations concentrated on stemming the flow of water from the pipe, vacuuming standing water from the affected floors of the library, and lowering humidity levels in the building. HCL Operations Director Paul Bellenoit and team member Andy LaPlume choreographed a custodial clean-up crew that was able to get to work quickly by drawing upon a well-stocked emergency supply closet containing wet vacs, dehumidifiers, folding tables, sheets of plastic, paper towels, and myriad other supplies anticipated for such emergencies. A moving crew was brought in after midnight to move the rain-soaked backdrops and prepare a staging area where they could be unrolled to dry.At the same time, the LCET team, assisted by Houghton librarians and staff members from the Office of the College Librarian, moved collections out of danger and began treating damaged materials. LCET is on call 24 hours a day to provide assistance in emergencies that threaten University library collections. It is comprised of conservators and preservation librarians in the Weissman Preservation Center and in the Preservation & Imaging unit of Harvard College Library. Project conservator Heather Hendry was the team leader Saturday and, together with Carie McGinnis, the Houghton preservation librarian, coordinated salvage and treatment efforts on site with four other LCET members.Finding space to lay out the extensive number of materials, many of them oversized, proved a particular challenge. After employing the full supply of emergency folding tables, LCET members moved out into the main level of Pusey Library, using the corridor floors and every possible tabletop in the reading rooms of the Theatre Collection, the Harvard Map Collection, and the University Archives; the floor of Houghton’s Edison and Newman Room; and a space under construction in Lamont Library.Level 1 of Pusey Library and all adjacent reading rooms were closed to the public until mid-week to allow materials in those spaces time to dry. The Harvard Map Collection, the University Archives, and the Pusey Library main entrance reopened on Wednesday, although some materials, which are cordoned off, are still drying on the corridor floor. The Harvard Theatre Collection, whose materials were most significantly affected, remains closed indefinitely. Materials from the collection that are available to patrons can be paged through the Houghton Reading Room.Rapid response in a water emergency is essential not only because of water damage to the collection and building, but also because of the serious potential for mold. At room temperature there is only a small window for drying and dehumidifying the environment before mold begins to grow. Once it sets in, every piece in the entire area must be disinfected and thoroughly vacuumed to remove mold spores. While water-damaged materials can be treated, mold often renders them impossible to salvage. This situation would have created a particularly difficult job because of the nature of the rare materials stored in that part of the library. The building infrastructure would have required the same time-intensive treatment. Fortunately, the library response teams beat the clock on all counts.— Harvard College Library Communicationslast_img read more

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Fantasy Fastlane: 2018 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

first_imgPower RankingsPaint Scheme PreviewFantasy Fastlane More Galleries Power Rankings See All Power Rankings All of Hendrick’s wins by driver There have been 19 drivers to win in the NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports, with the latest being William Byron. Fantasy Fastlane: Previewing the 2021 season with driver tier rankings Paint Scheme Preview: 2021 Busch Clash Power Rankings: Kurt Busch trending up after top five on road course At-track photos from Homestead-Miami There have been 19 drivers to win in the NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports, with the latest being William Byron. VIEW GALLERY Power Rankings: NASCAR’s top 10 prospects, 23 and under Paint Scheme Preview: 2021 Homestead-Miami Speedway Paint Scheme Preview: 2021 Daytona 500 Power Rankings, presented by Mack Trucks: New year, new No. 1 at Daytona? Featured Gallery 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule in photoscenter_img Fantasy Fastlane presented by Jackpot Races: Elliott, Truex and who else for Daytona road race? Fantasy Fastlane presented by Jackpot Races: Hard to the hole with Hamlin for Daytona 500 Fantasy Fastlane presented by Jackpot Races: Ring the Bell at Miami Featured Gallery 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule in photos Fantasy Fastlane See More Fantasy Fastlane All-time winners for Hendrick Motorsports There have been 19 drivers to win in the NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports, with the latest being William Byron. Power Rankings: Austin Dillon rises after nearly securing second Daytona 500 VIEW GALLERY Paint Scheme Preview: 2021 Daytona Road Course Paint Scheme Preview See All Paint Scheme Preview [email protected] WinseNascarFantasy FastlaneLineup GalleryMemorable MomentsNASCAR CompetitionPaint Scheme PreviewPower RankingsThrough the YearsTrack Winners last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s begins 175th anniversary celebrations

first_imgAnn Curtis | The Observer Students, faculty and other members of the Saint Mary’s community gathered in Regina Hall on Sunday afternoon for Saint Mary’s Serves, the first of three events of the day to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Saint Mary’s College.Saint Mary’s Serves included various service projects, including hygiene kits for the Dismas House and memory books for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Nekvasil said.  “We gathered for Saint Mary’s Serves; there was a wonderful turnout,” Nekvasil said. “I don’t know how many of you were able to be there, but it was really incredible and it was just an amazing show of the community gathering together.”Sophomore Jackie Rojas attended all three events and gave the second reading during Mass. Rojas said the service projects at Saint Mary’s Serves were completed well before the official end time for the event due to the amount of turnout from the community. “[Saint Mary’s Serves] was really nice. I actually got there at 1 [p.m.], and by the time I got there, most of the projects were almost done. It was great because it started at 12:45 p.m,” Rojas said. “It was really nice to see so many community members there, and many of the staff and professors that I knew brought their children. Just seeing everyone together was really nice, and just being able to accomplish the projects so quickly.” Rojas was a member of the subcommittee that assisted in the planning of the liturgy. However, she was not chosen to give the reading until after the fall semester ended, she said. “I was there when we chose the reading and everything, but they didn’t ask me to initially read it,” Rojas said. “I thought they were going to find a sister that spoke Spanish to do it, and it wasn’t until [winter] break that Regina [Wilson, director of campus ministry,] emailed me and asked me if I wanted to read. I was so excited. … It’s an honor, and I am very happy to be able to do it.”Seeing the members of the Saint Mary’s community come together for the day’s three events, Rojas said, captures the character of service the College promotes.“I feel like [the opening event] embodies Saint Mary’s because it has the three important characteristics of coming together to serve to do something for the community, coming together to give thanks and then finally to be able to share a meal and just spend time together on this wonderful day,” Rojas said.At the dinner honoring Fr. Basil Moreau, president of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross Sister Veronique Wiedower, C.S.C., spoke to attendees in the character of Mother M. Angela Gillespie, C.S.C. Mother Angela was an important figure in the history of Saint Mary’s. As superior of Saint Mary’s Academy, Mother Angela transferred the school from Bertrand, Michigan, to the College’s present location of Notre Dame, Indiana. Mother Angela also organized a corps of Sisters of the Holy Cross to care for the wounded soldiers during the Civil War, Nekvasil said. In character as Mother Angela, Wiedower recognized the passion of the women of Saint Mary’s in the room. “I look out and see the beautiful women and students of Saint Mary’s,” Wiedower said. “Women anxious to discover themselves and their place in the world, as one of my good Sisters, Madeleva Wolff, would say. Thank you for opening your minds and hearts to the wonders of an education that Saint Mary’s offers. Thank you for the efforts you are making to become good citizens, so needed in today’s world. You know the importance of educating your hearts to the value of the common good.”Nekvasil said that it is the ideals that the Sisters brought to the College that enabled the institution to successfully reach its 175th year.“I just think that’s remarkable, just the vision that these sisters had, and here we are still today,” Nekvasil said. “It’s very humbling, and well, [Wiedower] said it. It’s really just God’s providence that Saint Mary’s is still here.”Tags: 175 years of SMC, 175th anniversary, Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College For the duration of the 2019 calendar year, Saint Mary’s is commemorating its 175th anniversary. This Sunday, the day of the Blessed Feast of Fr. Basil Moreau, Saint Mary’s began its year of celebrations with a day of events. Community members participated in Saint Mary’s Serves, a community-wide service project, followed by a special liturgy at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto and ended the celebrations with the annual Moreau dinner in the Noble Family Dining Hall.“I am completely overwhelmed at the turnout and the people who participated,” Interim College President Nancy Nekvasil said. “It was students and alums and the sisters that participated, and faculty and staff, which is incredible. I don’t even know if any of us actually expected that many people.”last_img read more

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Valrie Jean LeBlanc

first_imgValrie Jean LeBlanc, 69 passed away on Thursday, March 3rd 2016 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, TX.  She was a native of Port Arthur, TX and graduate of Lincoln High School.Graveside services will be Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Live Oak Memorial Park with Pastor Thurman Bartie, officiating.She leaves to mourn: Uncle Woodrow Parker of Houston, TX, and a host of other relatives and friends.Arrangements entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.last_img

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December 1, 2007 News and Notes

first_imgDecember 1, 2007 News and Notes December 1, 2007 News & Notes News and Notes Scott L. Baena of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod was appointed to serve a four-year term on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws by Gov. Charlie Crist. John S. Yudin of Guy & Yudin in Stuart became president-elect for the Business Development Board of Martin County. Brian Tannebaum of Miami was named chair of the Historical Museum of the11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society. Hale E. Sheppard of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin in Atlanta was elected treasurer and executive committee member of the Georgia Bar Tax Section; was appointed to the IRS-Practitioner Liaison Committee; became a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure ; and recently published “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Delay: Do Recent Legislative Changes to the CDP Rules Solve the Perceived Problems?” in TAXES – The Tax Magazine. Glen J. Torcivia of The Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates was recently appointed town attorney for the Town of Sewall’s Point. Steve Yerrid of Tampa has been named recipient of the 2007 Perry Nichols Award, the Florida Justice Association’s highest honor, given to members who have fought for justice throughout their lives. Yerrid was nominated for the award by Gov. Charlie Crist. Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo of Diaz, Reus, Rolff & Targ has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist as chair of the Florida Elections Commission. Carlos A. Kelly of Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers addressed the topic of “Preparing Experts to Defend Their Charges at Fee Hearings” at the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals’ Annual Meeting in Ruskin in November. Caryn L. Bellus of Kubicki Draper’s Miami office was appointed chair of the amicus committee of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Joseph G. Santoro of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in West Palm Beach has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Anne Bloom, Laura Bonn, and Jocelyn Poole, all of Agree to Disagree Mediation, completed the REDRESS® mediation program, the United State Postal Service’s alternative dispute resolution mediation program. Louie N. Adcock, Jr., of Fisher & Sauls in St. Petersburg was recently elected to the board of directors of the Pinellas Community Foundation. Gilbert Perez of Henderson Franklin was named president of the Association of Family Law Professionals. Roger Slade of Pathman Lewis spoke on “How Federal Privacy Law Impacts the Direct Mail Industry” to members of the Florida Direct Marketing Association. Dale Appell of Dale Appell, P.A., in Tampa has been appointed to the American Inns of Court. Monique D. Hayes of Genovese Joblove & Battista participated as a bankruptcy career paths panelist for the NCBJ/NBA Liaison Committee Outreach Project in conjunction with the 81st Annual Convention of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in Orlando. Robert J. Sniffen of Sniffen Law Firm presented “Eleventh Circuit Employment Law Update” at the 33rd Annual Public Labor Relations Forum in Orlando. Richards H. Ford of Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford’s Orlando office was named to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Robert C. Josefsberg of Podhurst Orseck was selected to receive the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society’s inaugural 2007 Legal Legends Award. Robert J. Cousins, Charles Andrew Tharp, and Houston S. Park, partners with Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya, P.A., presented the seminar “Legal Malpractice and How to Avoid It” to the Lee County Bar Association. Richard H. Levenstein of Kramer, Sopko & Levenstein in Stuart was appointed chair of the American Inns of Court Foundation’s Back Inn School Program Research Committee. Steve Fahlgren spoke on “Defamation and the Fair Credit Reporting Act” at the 2007 Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association conference in Orlando. Jason M. Murray of Carlton Fields’ Miami office spoke on “Minority Leaders in the Legal Profession: Navigating the Road to Success” with the University of Miami School of Law Center For Ethics & Public Service and UM’s Black Law Students Association. Heidi Ann Calhoun-Lopez, currently serving in Baghdad, was awarded the Combat Action Badge after being engaged by indirect fire by the enemy in December 2006. Calhoun-Lopez and her unit are scheduled to return to Fort Hood, Texas, this month. Gary Betensky of Richman Greer sponsored and led a leadership conference for the American Jewish Committee in Boca Raton. Betensky also participated in an American Jewish Committee Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C., and a Leadership Institute in Park City, Utah.United States Chief Bankruptcy Judge Emeritus Alexander L. Paskay received the Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy. Joseph Englander of Christopher & Weisberg was appointed to the International Trademark Association’s Canada & Latin America Amicus Subcommittee of the International Amicus Committee. David E. Ramba of Lewis, Longman & Walker spoke on Hometown Democracy and Florida’s Growth Management Act at the Real Estate Law Society seminar “Issues Affecting Florida’s Real Estate Market” in Tallahassee. Susan R. Healy of Treiser, Collins and Vernon was appointed treasurer of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.last_img read more

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M7 takes control of European platform

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New CEO Named At Visteon Corp.

first_imgVisteon Corp. has appointed Sachin Lawande as president and CEO, effective June 29, succeeding Timothy Leuliette. At that time, Lawande also will join Visteon’s board of directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementLawande is an accomplished automotive OEM electronics veteran with more than a decade of global leadership experience in the industry. Starting in 2005, Lawande held several leadership roles at Harman International Industries, most recently serving as president of the Infotainment Division, the company’s largest division with nearly $3 billion in annual sales. Prior to joining Harman, Lawande held senior roles at QNX Software Systems and 3Com Corp.“After a thorough evaluation of potential candidates, we are confident that we have found in Sachin the perfect individual to lead and transform our company to achieve further success in the rapidly evolving automotive electronics market,” said Francis Scricco, chairman of the board. “Sachin’s significant operational expertise and unique combination of experience in the automotive, technology and software industries will be critical as we seek to capitalize on the dynamic growth of the connected vehicle ecosystem and provide our OEM partners with innovative and cost-effective technology solutions.”Lawande is one of the foremost technology and business thought leaders in the automotive OEM electronics supplier industry. Throughout his career, Lawande has championed the need for automotive suppliers of cockpit electronics to evolve to meet the demands of the connected car era.Before joining 3Com, he was responsible for the development of networking and consumer electronics systems at corporate giants such as AT&T Bell Labs and U.S. Robotics. Lawande has a wealth of experience in developing embedded systems and software and holds four patents in communications software.Advertisement“It is an honor to be named Visteon’s next CEO,” said Lawande. “Electronics and software are more important to the automotive industry than ever before, and the newly transformed Visteon is in an ideal position to emerge as the innovation and technology leader in this space to continue to deliver value for customers and shareholders. I am excited about the opportunity to build on the company’s momentum and lead Visteon into the next phase of its growth as the premier provider of driver information systems and infotainment that form the backbone of the connected car. I look forward to working closely with the board, management and the talented Visteon team to advance innovation in the connected car and further capitalize on the growing importance of electronics to the automotive industry.”Lawande holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from Bombay University in India and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.last_img read more

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My digital life: Wei Liu

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